Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall is Here, Hear the Yell

Well, so far I have survived being a first grade teacher and I am LOVING it. I admit, there have been days where I'm totally overwhelmed that somehow I have to teach these 6 year old kiddies how to read. There are days where my management is down the drain and I feel like they are the teachers and I am the student. I have learned how to be firm and tough and I've cried after being mean to them. However, first graders are SO loving and forgiving and the sweetest kids ever. Over all it's been hilarious and I love those 28 kids more than I can explain. By Friday night I miss them already. A favorite part of teaching is how funny they are. 
Here are some awesome quotes from some of my kids this year:
  • Me, before the fire drill: "Now remember, the most important thing to get out of the building is you  not your backpack. I would be really sad if you were in the fire and I never got to see you again." 
  • Student: "Yes you would, in the resurrection!"
    • Student: "Mrs. Jensen, do you have a library card?"
    • Me: "Yes, why?" 
    • Student: "Cuz I will check you out!" Winks and smiles at me. Learned that one from his dad. 
My students also randomly broke out into the school song one day during some quiet art time. Pretty hilarious. I felt like I was in a musical or something. 

Anyway. Tyler and I have been having a blast and he has come and helped out in my classroom a couple times which the kids love. We've done a few other fun things, here are some pictures to update you. :) 

Katie and Aubrey joined me for a very short walk for Autism.
We did this for one of my student's brother.  Afterwards we went to Paradise
Bakery and got yummy muffins and nasty hot chocolate. Love these girls!!!

We've been together for over 3 years and FINALLY rode my dad's horses together.
It was fun visiting my daddy and riding the horses a little. 

I'm on Sunny and Tyler is on Bo.

Here we go!


We threw a surprise birthday for my big brother :) 

Me and my big brother. Love you Happy 25th Birthday!

Laughing about how our pictures together often look like a couple. 

Jayden got a hold of my camera. I've taught him well what to do!

The whole group minus my sister who took the picture.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Tyler

I figured I should probably whip up a quick blog for Tyler's birthday, since he is my darling husband. 

Let me begin by telling the world what an amazing, strong, spiritual, and loving person Tyler is. In his life, he has had some serious trials that most do not have the strength within to overcome. Most people simply don't have the willpower to change like Tyler did.He found power within himself to turn his life around completely to be a better, happier person. I don't think he will ever understand how much I really admire that in him. 

Something else I admire and love about Tyler is his patience with not only with me, but all people. I rarely see him get frustrated with anyone or say something negative about another person. He always seems to see both perspectives without taking sides. I've noticed that this positive attitude brings peace about him. This outlook is contagious and I try harder to follow his example.   

Tyler is a deep thinker and he is very smart. Some people don't see that in him because he's not boastful about it and can sometimes be quiet. It's awesome though because Tyler sees the world differently than most. 
He has an eternal perspective and finds ways to see things in a spiritual manner a lot.I love that about him too. 

I could go on for hours about everything I love about my sweet husband. As cliche as it sounds, Tyler truly is the best thing that has ever happened to me.He lifts me up when I'm sad, makes me laugh always, and is the most loving and sweet guy ever. I am so proud of him for how hard he works and all that he has accomplished. Happy Birthday, Tyler. Thanks for changing my life for the better. :) 

P.S. Thanks for letting me post this cheesy blog about you.