two people, one dog, and one baby figuring out life in Hawaii

Monday, May 21, 2012

Somebody graduated!

So someone in this family has been working on their MBA for the past two years.  That somebody has been KENNY!

On May 12th, we headed to the American Bank Center to celebrate the big day! (Kenny is the one in Khaki pants twoard the left of the picture.

Kenny worked hard for that diploma and spent many nights at class while Daisy and I hung out and snuggled. (Kenny in khaki pants getting ready to get diploma)

The happy graduate with the happy pup!  Now she can snuggle him all she wants and whenever she wants!

Proud parents and Kenny!

So proud of my graduate! 

Congrats to all the other people who graduated this spring... 6 years ago I graduate from UVA and 8 years ago, Kenny graduated from UVA.... how time flies!

Happy almost summer break!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HEB Camp (2nd time around)

This time I knew what to bring and what to leave at home.  I knew what to expect and the rules; however, I also knew most of my kiddos this time which can be a good thing or a bad thing.  We had fun hiking, making bracelets, swimming in the Frio, and playing games.  I even busted out my old volleyball skills on the sand volleyball court.

Here are some pics to get a picture of the fun that was had!
The Frio damned for swimming.
My girls won skit night! (Second year in a row; my kids have won!)
Fashion night they dressed as us teachers.  The one on the rights is me. The one on the left is the teacher everyone confuses me with Mrs. McTigue who is awesome and teaches science.
My girls at the top of the hike.
The "cool" adults who led the hike and didn't get us too lost!
All of the adults at the top looking lost :)
My sweet cabin girls
Happy, but super ready to go home and get some rest!

It wa another great year of time, but boy was I exhausted afterwards.  5 days of being mom to 14 8th graders is tiring no matter how great those 8th graders are!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

We took a panoramic picture of the 8th grade

Again this week. (first time didn't go so great as some kids didn't make it to the picture.) so we got to waste a whole class period to redo this picture. And they frame it and hang it in the front office to remember all those amazing kids and teachers.

And my eyes were closed.

I think I was napping as HEB camp and state testing and the end of the school year has plum exhausted me. I know some people believe teachers have two month vacations in the summer, but be rest assured that is the only way we would come back to teach. We need to remember that we love teaching and children and rest up on sleep. To explain my point....
Student: Mrs. Vaughn, may I go to the Library to type my report.
Me: no, you have a computer in front of you.
Student: can I go to the library?
Me: no, you may not. it is closed.
Student: can I go to the library?
Me: no, you may not. It isn't open.
Student (following me to my desk): can I go to the library.
Me: no.
Student: why not!?!?
Me: last time I checked I don't have to give you a reason. Go sit down.
Child stomps off. End scene.

I was definitely napping in that picture or praying for patience.