Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Homeroom Kids

These are my home room kids. They're all about five but sometimes I forget they're so young because they are so smart. I'm really gonna miss them. 

Alan: The biggest of all the kids- Kind of a bully but deep down he's a softy. Some of the teachers don't like having Alan in class because he's a little punk but I have a major soft spot for him. 
Wendy: Sometimes she's an airhead but she is a sweetheart. This girl's got moves too.. she's such a little diva, and a model. I swear she's gonna be famous. 
Tatum: My favorite. He's the perfect student. He progressed so much during the semester with the language and for the most part he always listens and does what I tell him to. Angel child. 
Sara: She's a little stinker. She thinks it's hilarious to smack my butt so she does it all the time..and she likes to do they opposite of what I tell her to do because she thinks its funny. 
And the adopted children since Brighton went home with a kidney stone:

Jill: Sooo cute but she thinks she can get always get her way by crying and talking in her little whiny voice. When she's happy she's a freakin doll though. 
Michael: So smart but a pain in my rear. No joke. If he feels like being good for the day though then he's a pleasure to have in class because he knows a lot of english. 

At the end of the day, no matter how frustrated I got with any of the 32 kids that we rotate, I can't help but love each and everyone of them. When we tuck them in at night on occasion, I forget all about what a pain they were in class and I just love them to death. We tucked them in tonight and I almost started crying thinking about the fact that tomorrow night will be the last time I ever see them.. 

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

We threw a bridal shower for Nat last weekend and it was so fun. The best part is she's home with her boy now!! A group of seven girls went home a couple days ago and they're home now. The rest of us come home in two days!!!

What a cutie! :) Opening gifts 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Weekend in Paradise

Here are some of the Pictures from our vacation to Sanya on Hainan Island from two weeks ago. It was seriously Paradise. Sorry I'm posting a ton of pics, but one of my friend's hard drive just failed and since I've had that happen before, I want to save as many as possible before I have the chance to back them up at home in five days!!

The Marriott: Our home for two nights due to the graciousness of Natalie's dad and his Marriott points.. quite the change from our usual hostels and from the hard beds and ghetto showers in our apartments :)
The Pool... amazing. 

The Christmas tree in the Hotel Lobby...The Christmas tree we made in the sand :)
Merry Christmas!!!
Our Friends that kept messing up our tree with their soccer game... 
Incase you can't read his shirt: "Falling in love. She is my girlfriend."
I love these girls.
Celebrating the first day of December!

The best fruit smoothies ever... you pick whatever and however many fresh fruits you want (pineapple, mango, banana, kiwi, watermelon, dragonfruit, oranges, etc. Then they cut them up, blend them, and put them on this frozen plate thing that freezes them on the spot. yeah... so good. 

Beautiful sunset...
More of the pool (you can't really tell from these but this pool was endless)
So cute.. :)

Free scuba diving in the pool! so fun. haha. (and yes, part of the pool was freezing, hence the wet suits)

Hot Pot for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting..

We have Kung Fu class on monday nights and our instructor and his little side-kick are pretty much hilarious.. and they have mad Kung Fu skills. (unlike me) Yesterday they video-d us doing the routine we've been learning and I think I ruined the recording because I kept messing up. Oops.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Muslim Noodles

A short walk from one of the main bus stops there is this AMAZING muslim noodle place where they make the noodles right on the street. We went there this past weekend and I will definitely be frequenting it in the next month. 

P.S.- I also cut Natalie's bangs this weekend. Thats a funny story in and of itself.