Padawan Updates

So it’s been a while. 
Some might say a long while. 
BUT it’s been a little crazy.
good crazy.
Prepare for multiple photos. 

Here’s what’s been going on

1. Zumba!!
I attended zumba instructor training and LOVED it. 
Finding the actual job seems to be the hard part 🙂 It is very different from the professional world, rather informal actually. Which is odd to me. After 4 1/2 years of learning how to be a professional and 2 1/2 years of being one, shooting somewhat informal emails to people is weird. 
I HAVE taught 1 class to highschoolers at PDSD. So that makes me semi official. AND I have a zip up hoodie that says “INSTRUCTOR” (and a tank on the way:)) 
I’m pretty much legit, really.
(But seriously, this poor zumba instructor is looking for work. Call me if you want to shake your booty)

2. Visitors
we had the parentals in town for thanksgiving
we hiked.
we ate.
we shopped.
we hiked some more.
A beautiful Thanksgiving morning

At the top of my mom’s very first hike!

It was a blast. 

2b. Thanksgiving
Had to recreate our dessert photo from last year!

photo from 2010

A bit of a blurfest.
Meh. Oh well.

3. Random
3A.  Javelina sighting.
This happened. 
It may have been a near death experience. We may also have ran back home screaming like little girls.

3B. Spreading Christmas cheer. 
I made a tree skirt and was avoiding the sewing machine at all costs. 
Were all the glue-gun burns worth it?
The jury’s still out.

4. Visitors part 2

We had some close friends from college visit for a long weekend

I’ll use the phrase loud and proud: These are my besties! Reunited. Sweet long last.


I can’t get over the high-school homecoming dance esque-ness of this photo.
Although I am fairly certain none of us would have been as close of friends, let alone dated each other in highschool.

5. Teach DHH students

(insert too many pictures of cute kids with hearing aids)

6. Start children’s ministry

(insert expense report that is so close to being done it isn’t even funny)
(No cute pictures yet. Although the purple shirt I am in above is our shirt. Pretty sweet)

7. Photography

Oh bummer! I am pooped. And this is going to be the longest. 
And the best.
And so much fun.
Let’s save it for tomorrow. 
Or this weekend.
Probably this weekend.
yeah, this weekend.
Expect the real updates of this photography Padawan shortly.

And I don’t mean to toot my own horn but I will.
I know you’ll be back to see it 🙂
I have gathered quite the little following. 
And I am not just referring to my whole 17 followers.

I’m referring to my stalkers who catch me off guard by creepily knowing about my life
or they automatically refer to Josh’s (very serious) masters program as “principal school”
that’s my personal favorite. sh.


So come back. 
This Padawan has been a very busy kind of busy.

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  • LaurelDecember 8, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    you made the tree skirt? I saw that on pinterest! Yours looks like it turned out so good!!ReplyCancel

  • The DuerrsDecember 10, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    Thanks Laurel! It was most definitely from pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Sincerely_JennieDecember 10, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    I'm still waiting on the photography update! 😛ReplyCancel