This Week

This week was one of those weeks. The ones where nothing really goes your way, and waking up in the morning is the biggest struggle of the day. Do you know what I'm talking about? Boy do I love my kids, but they sure know how to wear me down to my core. Enough to cause me to pass out on my bed after work yesterday, with only half of my body actually on my bed. I'm more than excited to relax this weekend, and see Taylor for the first time all week (he's been a busy businessman all week, poop) We're headed out to a hot air balloon festival tomorrow, then the ASU homecoming game on Saturday!  

ps. I received the best belated birthday package today, made my day. Thanks Valentine! 


Happy List

It's been a while since I've made one of these...

Things that are currently making me happy:
1. Monday nights with Taylor.
2. Marcos, one of my 1st graders at work. Cutest kid ever. 
3. My staff, they rock and make my job 100x easier. 
4. The Office re-runs on Netflix.
5. Dexter. Dexter. Dexter



It's physically impossible for us to take a normal picture with each other, it's not our style. 

This weekend was jam packed with birthdays, shopping and football. 
I'm dreading school this week, is it break yet??


Being Thankful

Today I am thankful for:
1. Great friends who give great advice all the way from across the world. 
2. An awesome staff that is willing to help out whenever I need it.
3. My Institute class, that somehow knows what lesson I need to hear everyday.
4. My rockin' bf.
5. And sleep, which I should now be getting around to.


My Job

I know I've been mentioning how busy I've been with work and school lately. But I haven't really taken the time to mention how much I love my job regardless of the fact that at times it makes me want to rip my hair out... Regardless, my job is one of the highlights of my week. I am the Supervisor for the Salvation Army Citadel America Reads/Counts program in Phoenix. To sum that all up, I run a tutoring site in Downtown Phoenix, dedicated to tutoring inner-city kids in K-6. Which means, I get to hang out with awesome kids all day, that honestly sometimes say some of the most ridiculous hilarious things. I've been lucky enough to be part of this program since I began school at Arizona State, and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love our program and the amazing service that our entire stuff provides to our community. I can hands down say I have some of the best staff members working for me, and we could not get half the work done without their help. Lately, my job has been really pushing my limits, but it has also made me realize how important the work I am doing is to me. 

Here's a couple of snaps we took on site today, although we made the mistake of feeding them pudding for snack (which resulted in major cases of sugar highs) they were all on a role today and I couldn't help but capturing their craziness today. 

 just a small section of my lovely kids and staff

Katherine, my lead tutor, my job would be 100x harder without this girl.