Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mrs. Harris, the new P.E. teacher!

Who would have ever thought this sweet, dainty little princess would later become a P.E. teacher??

Since surf instructing is only a summer gig, I have been emailing my resume out at least a few times a day for the last several weeks. If you haven't heard, the job market isn't so hot right now. So, when I got a response from a private school looking for a P.E. teacher/after school sports coach, I was careful not to get too excited. I went in for the interview, gave my spiel, and...the guy says, "Well, we'd like to invite you on board. Can you come in tomorrow at 10?" HA! I pulled my jaw off the floor enough to tell him, "Okay, what should I wear?" It was crazy.

So, today is day #6 of my new PE teaching career! The school is Called Camelot Academy of Arts, Science, and Technology. It was a tutoring company for gifted kids, until they bought a small private school that was going under about a year and a half ago. It only has 60 kids, ranging from Jr. Kindergarten up to 9th grade. It's in the city of Orange, and my hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. These guys really focus on academics. They're looking to beef up the athletics department (I have no curriculum except a list of 6 sports!), so I'm going to see what I can do with these nerdy, um...wait, I kids!

Check out the school website:

Here's a little video I made to show Shane around the tiny campus.

I'm excited, thankful, and I'm already making friends at my new school :) I'll keep the updates coming.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beach camping + Beach rock climbing!

Sadly the summer is over :( I had the GREATEST time ever with the fam. Once I get all my pictures in order, you'll see! But in the mean time, here are a few fun things we've done since...

San Onofre surf campout:
Totally amazing. I had THE BEST two surf sessions of my life so far. We headed down to this famous longboarding spot with our friends Randal and Lindsay. We surfed for a solid 3 amazing hours, it was like I was in surf heaven. Then we got some good food, came back and made the best peanut butter banana s'mores ever. Next we camped, woke up early to some amazing views, and headed down to a bigger spot for another epic surf session. Best waves of my life. To top it all off, back at camp we cooked a tasty hot breakfast!

Rock climbing in Malibu:
My brother Alex and his darling pregnant wife Morgan are rock climbing enthusiasts. They took us to the RADDEST climbing spot EVER. As you can see, you get to climb right on the shoreline! I felt like I was in a movie. Al and Morg had some fun friends in town and the 6 of us tried to take it all in. We had some pizza, some great conversation, and some fun climbing.
(I won't mention that I'm a weenie when it comes to climbing!! I freeze and panic every time! I know, it's surprising. But sadly true. But I still like it and am determined to get over that weenieness.)

Loving our adventures lately!