Lady Lynx Softball

Lady Lynx Softball
Kanab, Utah

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Trent's Graduation

Check out all the medals, ribbons, honors, and champion rings on each finger! What an amazing guy he is!

A very proud Tibbitts family. Whitney is the shortest one in the center. His twelve year old sister is taller than Whitney!

Here's Whitney posing with her "boyfriends", Talen and Trent. Trent's dad teases them both about Trent leaving and Talen "keeping her company" while he's on his mission!

And last of all. . . Whitney with Trent . . . lots of emotions. . .college, mission, separation . . . I'm glad I'm past that season in my life!

Chicka Visits Lehman Caves

Taylor had fun on a field trip to Lehman Caves with the middle school. The caves are located in Great Basin National Park. Students learned about unique rock formations. Chicka learned that it's difficult to take good pictures in a deep, dark cave! Thank goodness she didn't scream and scare the bats away.

School's Out For Summer

I don't know who is more excited about summer. . .the teachers or the kids. Anyway, we had a lot of fun events to end the school year including swimming at the pool, beach day at the school, cleaning and checking in all our books and supplies until August! Here's Abby and friends cooling off with shaved ice.

Water slides are so much fun!

5th Grade Class posing after our swim party!

The cutest puppy face getting soaked in sponge toss!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

What's More American?

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet! Softball season is nearing an end. We've all eaten our share of hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, scones, slushes, and junk food while watching Abby's softball games! Abby can eat and spit sunflower seeds as good as the boys, and she knows that "there's no cryin' in softball". Evan has enjoyed coaching the girls with all their drama and spunk! I never thought sports could be so much fun. . . watching our kids is the best sport ever!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Just Three Days Left of School

For any of you ladies who may covet the time off teachers get each summer, I have come up with an analogy that may put it all in perspective for you. Remember the joyous and difficult moments of pregnancy over the course of nine months? Remember the last trimester when you were so worn out, tired, out of patience, and ready to explode? All you can do is to continue doing your best, endure to the end and await the joyous end results. You hope that all the tests come back within normal ranges and that what you have done during this time will produce a happy, healthy and thriving human being. Well, that is what May is like for teachers! We must have our summer months off to recuperate, mend our hearts, and dry our tears of joy as we forgive and forget the pain and agony these little brats have put us through.
Then come August, we will once again be at the school for hours beyond our contract time planning curriculum, learning activities, and excitedly looking forward to teaching the little darlings once again with renewed vigor and vim! We will have forgotten the evil things they may have done or said and that many of their parents believe their child would never do wrong. . . ever! We will come back with more responsibilities than before with little hopes of a pay increase due to budget cuts and we will gladly spend our own money to supplement our supplies and make due with whatever materials we have. . . and we'll believe we can once again make a diffference! Ha! I hope that helps those of you who covet our time off during the summer months!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Surprise

I was greeted this morning with the traditional breakfast in bed which was, of course, a delicious omelette, hash browns, bacon, toast, strawberries, and served with a beautiful bouquet of lilacs and yellow tulips. As Evan placed the tray on my lap, I saw each girl coming in with a large black and white picture of herself. They are 16 x 16's framed with an extra wide black frame made by handy-man Evan himself. WOW! Did they ever surprise me?!? I had no idea at all that they had schemed and pulled this together with everyone's schedules to work around. I didn't know they were such good story-tellers until they told me how they worked it all out! I LOVE THEM! Thanks to my amazing photographer friend, Janine @ Moments and Milestones Photography, she has already sized them and forwarded them to me so I can blog them today! Aren't they adorable?