Thursday, July 29, 2010


 Well this was an experience to both remember fondly and forget as quickly as possible. From summer 2009 through spring 2010 I worked to finished my Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) degree at the University of Arkansas. Basically, I taught for free for a year (full time) while attending a full course load of graduate classes and conducting research to complete my Master's Thesis. It was AWFUL. I have never been so stressed/furious/confused/challenged/frustrated in my whole life. HOWEVER, it was an incredible program and I would highly recommend it. I know, that sounds ridiculous after what I just described, but truly, if you wanna be a good teacher, this program will put you in the top applicants. The teaching experience was priceless and had I decided to teach, I have no doubt I could have walked into any classroom and felt prepared.  Plus I met some great friends!

That being said, here is what made it all worthwhile, graduation day! Here's to you: beautiful, wonderful, hilarious fellow interns that made life worth living last year!

Fourth grade team
My family
Garland and I
Me with my sister, Ashley

Saturday, July 3, 2010


What is there to say? We had an awesome honeymoon at the Couples resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica!

Breakfast on the balcony each morning-Beautiful view!

View from the restaurant

Restaurant and Rooms

"Healing" pools created by underground springs

This was the massage gazebo. Gorgeous Sunset view!

I could fall asleep to this sunset every night

Dinner every night was DEFINITELY my favorite part!

Goodbye, Jamaica! We'll miss you :(