Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another year has come to an end!

I can't believe that summer is here!! I had to say good-bye to 11 of my 5th grade students today and it was a lot harder than I had expected it to be! I have been with most of these kids for the past 3 years. They have really grown up since 3rd grade. Some of them have actually matured over the past 3 years too :>)! I teared up this afternoon when I said my good-byes to them. One of my boys has had a really rough time these past 2 weeks and when I asked him what whas going on, he replied by saying "I'm just so confused. How can I feel so happy about school ending, but so sad about it at the same time?" There will be no more World War II boy stories, no more Beatles stories, and no more "But Mrs. Dorminy, I have a plan for that" stories. I have truly loved each and everyone of these students and it is sad to see them move on to middle school. I know that I have a whole new group of kids to fall in love with this year, but this group has impacted my life forever! You really become attached to a group of kids when you work with them 30-40 hours a week for 3 entire years! Now don't get me wrong, there were days when I thought I would pull my hair out, but overall they made me smile and laugh each and every day!

One of my parents made me this quilt to remember my "Class of 2010" by. It made me cry when I opened it! I absolutely love it and will treasure it forever. The puzzle piece is the "symbol" for Autism. She backed the quilt with puzzle piece fabric and on the front, each puzzle piece has the name of my 5th graders on it. In the middle she wrote me the sweetest letter. I will treasure this forever!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

We spent Mother's Day with Matt's family this year. Wasn't the weather absolutely perfect today! I actually got pretty burnt from sitting outside so much today, but it felt so good outside I didn't even realize it. We missed Haley, Chris, and the boys today. I hope that they come for a visit soon! Anna and Cate kept us entertained while playing outside.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's a 3-in-1 party!

My cousins, Daryl and Vicky, threw their son and daughter a 3-in-1 party tonight at Duncan Creek Park. Alex is turing 21 and has just returned home from active duty in Afganistan. Alex's little sister, Katie, just turned 16. What a perfect way to celebrate all of these wonderful occasions! It was quite windy at the park tonight, but we all had a great time! My sister made the 2 cakes and did an amazing job as always. There were a few times that we thought the wind was going to blow them right off the table though! It was so good to see Alex back in the arms of his finace, Becca! I am excited to do an engagement shoot with these 2 love birds in a few weeks! Thank you for serving our country overseas Alex!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Senior Year!

My cousin, Nicole will be graduating from Winder Barrow High School in a few weeks. I asked her if I could take some Senior Pictures for her and she willingly agreed. For those of you in the Turner Family, you already know how beautiful Nicole is! She doesn't need to layer on the make up or spend hours getting ready to look good!! Nicole is the kind of girl that can just throw on a t-shirt and some shorts and still look beautiful! I took over 200 pictures in the 2 hours that we were together, and if I may say so myself, I think they turned out pretty good for an amature! You all know from previous postings that I have trouble limiting the number of pictures that I upload, so I've tried my best to pick my favorites!