The Intern Skit

There are 11 interns at Smith Elementary this year, and I must say that we are a pretty fun bunch! We started back to school last Thursday, and it's been a blast so far! Last week, Mrs. Simco asked us to perform a little introductory skit for the rest of the teachers on their first day back. We jumped right on this assignment and started practicing.

We decided to do a little number to the Jackson 5's ABC song. Grace took the lead and sang the solo parts. Anna choreographed a great dance and taught everyone else her moves.

Let's just say that we did a knockout performance and shined on the stage of the Cafetorium!

I can't figure out how to get the video to work, so please bear with me. My efforts to post the video will soon be worth it!

Can a Right Undo a Wrong?

After a much needed Sonic trip last week, Melinda and I returned home to find out that neighborhood street sign had fallen down. Now, I had seen the sign earlier and pointed it out to Mel.
*Let me also say for the record that I had previously turned down an offer by a certain Russian to steal the sign for fun. I am a rule-follower to the extreme and hate breaking the law (unless you count speeding as breaking the law).

Against our better judgement, we decided to take the sign home as a surprise for our roomies. We loaded it up in the back of June Bug and headed home. Just take a moment to picture the longest sign ever (probably 9 feet at least) hanging out the back of a Jeep Liberty. We carried out our crime in broad daylight, no less. Not our brightest moment.

We returned home to find that the sign would not fit in the door. At this point, we realized just how dumb this was. We were felons-criminals and lawbreakers. I could kiss my future as a teacher goodbye. My finger prints would be in the database...

We decided to hide the sign in the garage and not tell anyone about our crime. What were we going to do? Well, I'll tell you what we decided-we would just take the sign back. You couldn't possibly get in trouble for undoing your own crime, could you? The aforementioned Russian agreed to help us fix the situation.

However, in the meantime, Will decided to have a little fun of his own. A certain faux-FBI agent actually called Melinda informing her of the severity of our crime. The phone call was completely believable and left poor Melly in tears. I had to break the news that it was just a prank entirely too soon in order to avoid further panic attacks and tears.

At the opportune moment late one night, we carried out Operation Sign Return. Will came over and helped us straighten things out. We loaded up the gigantic sign and headed for the street corner. We returned it to its original location; while our finger prints are all over it, I don't think it's a major concern for the Fayetteville Police Department. Let's just say that we most definitely learned our lesson...

Operation Sign Return

Looking the Part - Hard Criminals

Citizen's Arrest

She Works Hard for the Money...

We are just a bunch of working girls around here lately (somebody's got to work hard to make a living and provide for the rest of us...). Waking up early is not our strong point, so it's been a rough adjustment. However, we are slowly but surely getting the hang of the whole workplace life. Mikki, Rachel, and I are finding that life in the real world is not all it's cracked up to be. We are bound and determined to make the best of it though!

Due to a lack of pictures of me on the job, I've simply included a picture of the outside of Smith Elementary where I'll be interning this year. Once I make some friends, I'll be able to post better pictures; I would hate to be the awkward girl taking single shots all by myself. Don't worry-the school is much more colorful and welcoming on the inside... I absolutely LOVE my mentor teacher in kindergarten and am ready for those sweet little kids to come to school next week!

Shout outs are in order for Rachel too! She just accepted a job working with the 3rd and 4th grade program at Fellowship. She will be responsible for planning the Sunday morning worship services and small group times and a plethora of other very important tasks. She wanted me to say that her office is a work in progress. More pictures will be added as she settles in. It already looks professional to me; I mean, she has a phone and a computer. What more could a working girl need?

Mikki is the true business woman of the group. She headed off to work looking very much a professional ready to conquer the business world last Monday morning (see above). She is working at Ivie in Bentonville. While I'm not really sure what her job title is or what she actually does, I do know that it is very important and involves many challenging projects and multiple trips to Sam's and Wal-Mart every day.


We Have Mice...

Or rather, we have a mouse (a pretend one, that is).

A few months ago, we were in Little Rock for a wedding (one of many this summer) and stopped by one of our favorite stores in the city. We shopped around for quite a while, and I spied something very unusual. They had a galvanized bin full of nothing but the cutest little fake mice made of wood and sticks and other unidentified things from the woods. Don't get me wrong, I am terrified of mice, but we knew that many good pranks would result from this purchase. We left the store feeling great about our $4.00 purchase.

Well, the mouse seems to turn up in all kinds of surprising locations throughout the house these days. It is hidden for days only to be found at the most unlikely moment, much to the shock and dismay of the finder. It's sad-I know about the mouse and still jump (literally) and scream every time.

This latest scare comes to you compliments of Melinda...