Sunday, May 25, 2008

Birthdays!


Well, Adam had a birthday two weeks ago, never wrote about it, so I will share the fun festivities (after all, I had the pictures on my computer!).  The entire weekend was devoted to Adam - Saturday we celebrated with my family in Topeka, Sunday we celebrated with his family in Lawrence (and Mother's Day at the same time), and Monday we celebrated just the two of us!  I don't know who had more fun - Adam or me.  It was definitely fun planning surprises!


My mum baked a Devil's food cake on Saturday and Susan and I attempted to decorate it.  After we put the first layer of frosting, we realized we had no plan.  With that, we tossed around ideas and decided to make the flag of Haiti.  Problem - we had no blue frosting.  Well, we got creative and put a few drops of food coloring on the already frosted cake and took a fork to smear the food coloring around.  It worked!  Ta-da!  Jwaye Zanivese!


"It's a check!" - a classic quote from my li'l sister Debbie.  We made Adam follow suit when he opened the card from Grandpa Witt.

So, for Adam's birthday breakfast (on his actual birthday), I surprised him with waffles (I normally roll out of bed and set out the Raisin Bran, so this is big news).  I got to impatient, so he opened one of his gifts before leaving for work - The Star Wars Trilogy!
This is what stayed on our coffee table for two weeks prior to his birthday...I was just so excited for his birthday!  It was almost like having a Christmas tree!


In other birthday news, my dad turned the big 6-0 last Friday.  In honor of him, the siblings put together a video for him, documenting important events in his life and their influence on us.  Well, Adam was in charge of getting the videos together to send to the Gees for final editing, and we just laughed and laughed at these next ones.  My niece and nephew are so cute!  Enjoy!
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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Almost done...

It's Adam's week, but he'll probably want to write about his birthday festivities (they began on Saturday and will end tomorrow on his actual birthday) and the end of finals, so I'm just going to leave a brief posting.  First, to thank Heidi for the gorgeous banner and layout she made for us.  That girl is quite productive on her sick days home!  Thank you again!  And secondly, to showcase a video I made for a group final project.  Enjoy!

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It's located here if you ever want to watch it again!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What time is it?!


You know the beginning of High School Musical 2 (okay, maybe some of you don't...we definitely do in this family)?  The clock is ticking and everyone starts saying "summer, summer, summer, summer" faster and faster while getting louder.  That's how I feel.  It's SO close, but not quite here yet.  I have about one more huge project in each of my classes, but other than that - I am finally at the end (of this semester)!

I had to take a really frustrating music education class this semester.  Don't get me wrong - I love music.  However, this class has been the plague of my life.  We have learned how to teach a elementary music class, classroom behavior and discipline, and how to fill out a resume.  All good things, but in a music class?!  Seriously?!  Not once were we taught how to apply music into our general classroom.  Ridiculous.  Anyway.  We have to take turns creating lesson plans and "teaching" our class.  I make sure to have a lot of fun with this and this was the subject of my last lesson:


In other news, I cut my hair! I cut it a month after the wedding,
but once you cut, it's hard to stop! My goal is to NOT wear it 
up in a bun or ponytail, so I had to take drastic measures. And 
here's the result: