Sunday, June 06, 2010

A year to remember... a new year to look forward to!

Hi everyone!

It's my birthday (Monday, June 7th) and I just wanted to make a quick post on personal updates.

First of all, I have to apologize to you all for not regularly visiting your beautiful blogs and leaving some love. Things have been a bit rough on this end the past few months. Loooooong and uninteresting story there. :) Anyways, I have been avoiding being online since that seems to eat up a lot of hours. I can't help it! There's SO much to look at in our crafty cyberspace! Making a resolution to visit those who visit me. It's a start, right?!

Second of all, I just wanted to take a moment and thank my design teams for being so patient with me. I haven't been very good about leaving comments on their blogs but they keep sending me lots of encouragement and love anyways. I am so proud to be on the teams that I am on! My resolution above applies to my uber talented DT buddies too.

I have also made a few changes to kick off the new year. I have decided to go back to school. I'm still over at De Anza Community College but I will be transferring over to West Valley eventually and then to San Jose State. My goal is to major in Psychology and Criminology. Another focus of interest is Forensics with a specialization in Biology. Well, I have two boys - my youngest is going into Kindergarten in the Fall!!! - and am a lot older than I would like to be in starting back up with college. Time restrictions will probably mean stopping with the first two majors. We shall see. :)

What about teaching preschool? I resigned from my teaching position over at the preschool. I couldn't see myself teaching and going to college full time while raising my two young boys. I will always have my Early Childhood Education degree so maybe someday I can go back to it. But for now, I will have very fond memories of my time at the MACC preschool and all of my adorable 2 and 3 year olds. I still teach piano a couple of afternoons a week and teach at the lss (Memories Live On).

Lost most of the weight that I had wanted to shed for a few years now. My new hairstyle makes me happy. I even got carmel highlights!! Wanna see? This picture of Keiji puckering up for a kiss cracks me up!

I went fishing for the very first time!
Out on the SF Bay!
I put my own bait on the hook and learned (almost) to fish.
I didn't catch anything but my friend did!
I didn't get seasick!

Well, that's all for now.

I am thinking of having a giveaway to celebrate my birthday month.
Would that be fun?
I think so.
I just need to find my camera and a few goodies. :)


Teri said...

Happy birthday Jane!! Love your new do and highlights! Your son is so sweet...I remember when my son used to be that cute...but at 15, he wouldn't be caught puckering up with his mom, haha! Awesome that you are going back to school, interest majors too! You got your hands full...take care!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! Hope you have a great one! Pamper yourself! It's YOUR day!

It's always good to go back to school! Very interesing majors! :D

your son is such a cutie pie! Like new do too!

StampOwl said...

Happy Birthday Jane ... hope it is a good one :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

Happy birthday, Jane! Congrats on the decision to go back to school. Also, the pic of you and your son is fabulous and soooo cute ;D Enjoy your special day and do everything that makes you happy! Hugz - Cheryl

1LuvnMama said...

Awww Jane! Those pics are great of you and your cutie pie! :) Just wanted to stop in and wish you a very happy birthday! Glad you are finding your niche and going for it! No worries about visiting and commenting; I'm in the same boat too! Take it easy and enjoy your day!

The Mama Monkey said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the new do as well!! excited about your school adventures! I was trying to think of something witty to say about the preschoolers and then dealing with criminals, but I think my brain is too fried from the move! ;)

Helen Laurence said...

Happy Birthday Jane! It is my mum's birthday too today she is 60!
Love the photos & your hair looks very pretty & suits you.
Good to hear you are getting on track with what you want to do. Sounds like fun I love forensics, especially watching it on tv!!
Looks like fun fishing, think I'd have been ill though!!
Speak soon, hope you have a lovely Birthday x

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes on achieving all your heart desires! :)

Piali said...

Happy Birthday Jane!!!!
Have fun and good luck with your school adventures..what a interesting study area!!
Your son is a soooo cute!! Enjoy~

Joni M said...

Happy Birthday, Jane!
I really admire your ambition and your positive attitude. Sounds like lots of changes happening in your life. I hope everything flows your way!

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! Have lots of fun on your special day!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jane! I'm so glad to read how things are going! I've been a little out of touch for the past few months too. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

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Alicia said...

Happy Birthday Jane! You are one amazing person! Hope you had a great day! It is great you are going back to school, even though the teachers and kids at the preschool will miss you terribly. You got my support all the way!


Chrisd said...

Happy Birthday. I'm glad you didn't wait to take care of yourself and to go in the direction your spirit sends you. I wish you all the best in your will be worth when you have accomplished your goal. Bravo!

Unknown said...

Hope you had the BEST birthday ever Jane!! LOVE your new haircut and color - how fun to get a new look! Happy Birthday! :)

Natalie Tong said...

awww I love the smooching pic! That's just so sweet! =)

Natalie Tong said...

And happy birthday Jane!!!! Wish you all the best! =)