Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be grateful for this year. I am grateful for mom and dad and for pushing me to stay in college when I was ready to give up multiple times. I am grateful for the opportunity that I had to attend and graduate from BYU-Idaho with a BS in Elementary Education. I am grateful for my students they became my kids and I learned a lot from them. I am grateful for my family and for the love and support that they have given me. I am grateful for my ward and for my bishop. He is amazing! I love that man. I am grateful for my friends that I have and for the ones that I have made down here in Utah. I am grateful for so many other things but I don't want to bore you so I will just thank my Heavenly Father for those. But the one thing I really want to mention is my gratitude for my Savior. Without Him I wouldn't be where I am today. I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving and are grateful for the things in your life. Love you all!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Official

I am officially done with college! Today was my last day of student teaching except there wasn't any students so I went to Amanda's class with my friend Kelsey and we didnt a project with them for a couple of hours. My last week of student teaching was good. The last 2 days were the longest ever. We had parent-teacher conferences so I was at the school until 8pm both of those nights. But in the end it was worth it. Now I am just awaiting my diploma and for BYUI to finish their end of the work so I can apply for my Utah Cert. As for now I am signed up to sub for the district I student taught in. Hopefully this will lead to a job! The time as flown and I am grateful for my education and for the joys that it has brought to my life already. Yesterday was an emotional day, the kids cried more than me but I love those kids, even the naughty ones.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

I can't believe how fast time is flying by. It felt like it was just August and I moved to Utah, now it's the middle of November and I have a little more than a week left of student teaching! I am so excited to be done but at the same time I have no idea what I am going to do until I get a job. I am applying for a P.E. position at my friends school and am hoping I get that. I am also going to put my name on the sub list so that I can get my name out there. So either way I should be good. The only bad thing with subbing is that you never know when you are going to work. But it will all work out. Life is starting to fall into place and things feel right. I'll keep you updated on the job situation.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I found my camera cord! Wahoo! Now have fun enjoying all the dozens of pictures! Saturday Ali, the kids, and I were on our way to the fabric store when we looked over and saw about 20 of these.....

It was pretty hilarious! We all got a laugh out of it. Especially the ones in the back. The fans must have not been working in their suits because they had a lot of extra baggage! Not something you see everyday.. especially on bikes and on Halloween!

Dance Party

The night we carved pumpkins we had a dance party and the girls were goofing around. We had a fun night. (see post previous to this to get the full scoop). I know my pictures dont make any sense or aren't in any specific order but at least they are on.

Halloween Part 2

Weekend of Halloween.... where to begin? Thursday night I took Kylie and Amanda to my school carnival for a little bit. They didnt' want to dress up but they had fun meeting my teacher and some of my students. They told me that they had fun so I am glad. Then Friday Missy and I went to WinCo with the girls and found a 25lb. pumpkin for $1.44! We weren't quite happy about it so I told the girls I would carve a pumpkin with them. Well Kelsey called me and said that our group of friends were wanting to carve pumpkins so we decided to meet at my house and then carve pumpkins and hang out. The rest of the group bailed out but Kelsey, the girls and I had fun dancing and carving our bat pumpkin. I didn't get pictures of our final product but it was really cute! The girls did a great job!

Kelsey trying to carve the pumpkin.
Me showing off my "mad" skills of pumpkin carving

Kylie tracing the stencil to the pumpkin

Amanda gutting the pumpkin.. she asked us who wanted ice cream... haha

A couple weeks before for a friends birthday party we did a pumpkin carving contest and Kelsey and I were on a team. The rules were that it had to be scary. So we thought of making a pumpkin puking would do the trick. Well I guess not, the one with Michael Jackson carved into it won. I guess it definately is scarier! But we had fun.
The after picture.
Kelsey and I gutting out the pumpkin at the party.

Halloween Part 1

The weekend before Halloween a girl in my ward threw a big Halloween Party. There was a lot of people there but we left the party just in time. After we left the party, within the hour, a group of U football players came to the party wasted and with alcohol. Needless to say they got kicked out in a hurry. But after we left the party we went to a restaurant called Village Inn and went in our costumes. We got some pretty interesting looks. Especially me. I was then in a pumpkin costume. After Village Inn we went to Brad and Jeff's house to watch a 'scary' movie called "The Shortcut". It was definately not that scary, more comedy than anything. But it was a pretty fun night!
The group of girls getting ready to go to a Halloween Party.
Kelsey and I in the car on the way to Village Inn, not sure what our faces are about.

Randi and Kelsey playing their part of their costumes

Brad's back up costume.. a pumpkin

Kelsey, Berkley, Brad, and Jeff were trying to put Kristen's hair into dreds