Wednesday, July 15, 2009


First and foremost...

I GOT A JOB!!!! WOO HOOO!!!!!! Well it's pending board approval, but I accepted the position. I will be an Elementary School Special Ed. Achievement Coach. I will be going to a few elementary schools and getting their more involved sp. ed. students into the regular ed. classes. I will be there to help with the supports and meetings between teachers. I don't know where I will be yet, or where my "home" base will be. I should be finding out more soon in new future. For the 3rd year in a row, I have to go to new teacher training Aug. 6 and 7, then report for the teachers first day Aug. 10!!

Now, this past weekend, we went to Camp Carson for the Tri-State MS S'mores and More weekend. It was a great time as we spent the day at the camp in the water, doing crafts, playing cornhole, eating, etc. Then, we spent the night at a local hotel and went back for a few more fun activities Sunday. I was having a great time and decided to be brave and go on the BLOB!! When I threw someone off the BLOB and moved down to the other end for someone else to "throw" me off, a little 50 lb. girl was behind me, but when it came time for the person to "3...2...1...BLOB me" I FLEW!!! Much higher than the girl in the picture! Andrew had snuck up and threw me off. Let's just say, it's a good thing I had my life jacket on and my legs are literally black, blue and purple because I landed on the back of my legs and IT HURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, I'm not baby, but it really did hurt. So, still hurting, I go to the zip line. I am not afraid of heights, but when I got up there, I couldn't make myself go, so the worker pushed me off! It was AWESOME! I loved it. I got a bit of a wedgie, but no biggie and I paddled myself to where I could touch and the worker came down to un-hook me. I am almost unhooked and I am standing up with water to my knees. AND my dad, who was taking pictures, says...Amanda, fix your suit...HOLY MOLY i just mooned EVERYONE!!! I was brave though and went 1 more time and remembered to fix myself before I stood up.

So yeah! That's been us for the last couple days!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


We just spent a week camping at Turkey Run with the fam! It was super fun, but super hott! We spend as much time as possible in the creek or in the pool.

The dog's feel the same way we felt on the way home. We had a hott week out in the sun, sleeping in a tent (wasn't all too bad), it was muggy, and we all wanted to sleep on the way home. Only, Andrew had to drive and due to the AC not being fixed in the escape, it was TOO hott for me to sleep. As a matter of fact, I rode with one leg up on the dash and that leg was 2 shades darker after the 3 hour ride. Pathetic...I know!
This is one of the many covered bridges in the area. This is what we saw everytime we picked up people that were done kayaking. You can also drive in this bridge which is super neat.

We made it:) The girls, mom, myself, aunt pam, and monika were the 2nd group to kayak. It was tons of fun and relaxing.

Pictures like these make me thank God for this beautiful earth. WOW!

Family photo next to a tree that had been uprooted. The dogs were VERY uncooperative and tried running away. The blue thing I am carrying is to help us slide down a rock. Which was VERy fun, but it was way too foggy down in the cave area to get pictures...sad day.