Thursday, October 4, 2007

i'm in!

I realized that I never mentioned here that I now have a new role in life. I'm now officially a graduate student at THE Ohio State University. Notice the "THE" I'm not sure why, but for some reason that's the name of the school. I guess they want to be sure that you know there's only one. Anyway, I am very excited about the opportunity that I have to continue my education (as if I wasn't learning anything before). It is a lot of fun to be stretching my brain in new ways and then taking some of the ideas that I'm learning and putting them into practice with my seventh and eighth graders.
It has also been a great experience for me to study at a public university. After all of my learning in private Christian institutions it's been an enlightening experience studying with others who come from very different backgrounds than me. It's interesting though that as I am exposed to numerous new thoughts and ideas I'm also connecting more with my own background and values in a way that I never have before. I'm looking forward to all that is ahead.

Monday, October 1, 2007

a busy weekend

We had a very busy weekend, full of celebrations. We left for Goshen, IN on Friday afternoon to go to John and Angie Miller Scroggins' wedding and returned Saturday evening to go to a birthday party for Uriel, a neighbor boy. That night, our dear friends Aram and Debbi DiGenarro gave birth to their second child, a son.
Then on Sunday we went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant with our friend Antonio. Here's the weekend in picture.

Muchisimas gracias a Papapa y Mamama Briceno por los lindos polos del "Hospedaje El Retiro". Es un lugar espectacular y lo recomendamos a toda persona que vea esta pagina!