Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What is UEA?


UEA weekend is here, and as a family, we are ready to have a long rest! When we moved to Utah 12 years ago we had this break in the school year in the fall that we just didn't understand. What is this UEA weekend about? What does it mean? The acronym is for Utah Education Association. The school teachers have a convention and union meetings, and yes, they take Thursday and Friday off to do these meetings. This means that kids that are tired, and parents that are tired of their tired kids, get a break! And right about now it is really appreciated! As for the teachers, you know they are even more grateful for a respite than the rest of us, LOL! We have sleeping in to do, fall pictures to take, and lots of television to watch!
So if you had an extra four quiet days to your family what would you do?
B-

8 comments:

TheLegacyLady said...

I always thought UEA meant deer weekend - since it always corresponds with the deer hunt - we moved here from AZ years ago and STILL think it is wierd - but 4 days off school is GOOD! :)

hf52771 said...

Hmmmm... We have been talking about doing this, so maybe it's what the Francos would do with 4 quiet days....A train trip to Chicago to go the American Girl store and Shedd Aquarium....and of course, many other wonderful things..Or we could stay home and paint the fence... it DOES need it.....;-)
~Heather

Emily Pitts said...

i always loved UEA weekend. i still call it that, no matter where i live. we don't have a CEA weekend here, but we do have the break in october, it was last weekend for my kids. i love it.

want to hear something weird. i KNOW kayla, the first commentor. we lived in the same shambbled apartment house when we were both newlyweds. i ran into her at CK media's site and sure enough, it was her. ask her about the crazy apartment on 5th west in provo. good stories. scary stories. so how do you guys know each other?

oh and we went to an outdoor sculpture garden last weekend. it was nice.

Becky said...

Em, you and Kayla lived in the same complex how many BYU moons ago?
GET out!!!!
I had the amazing experience of meeting, and working with Kayla through PcLayers. Good Times!!!
B-

Brenda Hurd said...

well since my husband is out of town and I don't feel good - i could just about strangle them and my husband for making me have to be home alone with my kids for 2 days.........okay that wasn't nice. I just need the rest and with three kids running around - ain't gettin it! You asked.......
xoxo

Houston said...

We are spending our "Fall Break" doing those little family things we don't get to do once school starts... movies, you must see that Chihuahua movie it was super cute, lunch date with Dad downtown, making Halloween treat bags for the teachers, catching up on our tivo'd episodes of Jon and Kate plus 8, Tom and Jerry, and If Walls Could Talk. It's just so nice to be home with C. Have a great weekend Becky!

Julie said...

The funny thing about UEA is hardly any teachers I know actually attend all those meetings! Our school calls it "Fall Break" instead of UEA now. Interesting, but I love the break!

Aly D said...

oh, what a small world! becky, em, and kayla all know each other and ME! hee hee! becky i LOVE that photo and those folded stapled corners are way cool! i need to try that.