Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa Comes to the classroom

One more post I forgot....Greg stopped by my class room and dressed up like Santa. Raquel's boyfriend Brady came dressed as the elf. My kids LOVED it! They talked about it for the next week! It was fun having him come and see the kids in their excited moments.



Family Pictures Continued

So...I didn't have the disk of our family pictures when I posted these a few weeks ago, so here are a few of our favorites, straight from the photographers CD. We are excited for christmas and cant wait to go to Texas to visit friends and family. We hope you all remember the reason for this Christmas time and we hope you all have a safe and merry christmas, and don't forget to count your blessings! Love you all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Family Pictures

This past week Greg and I were able to get our pictures done. It was fun to have pictures since we haven't really taken any since our wedding and before. Here are a few, and yes I am a UTE fan!! Our dog also made an appearance, Bo was really good through the whole process so it made it tons of fun!! Hope all is well with everyone! Love you all!



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Party

I know I know posting has been pretty lacking lately! But...we are back...Last night we had the fun chance to throw a Halloween party with a few couples at our house. It was fun to hang out play games, eat food, and some of our friends made some AWESOME apple cider, and pumkin muffins. Overall it was a great night...here was some pictures from the night.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

...

As some of you may know, we had a very tough weekend. We found out that our sweet little baby had no heartbeat. On Saturday a lot of pain started and we rushed to the ER. There the doctor's scheduled a d&c surgery. It has been a very emotional week but we are grateful for the gospel and our loved ones who remind us each day we will see that baby again one day. Thank you for all of your thoughts, and prayers. It truly means alot throughout this tough experience.

What makes a Mother
I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today
I asked "What makes a Mother?"And I know I heard Him say.
"A Mother has a baby"
This we know is true"
But God can you be a Mother,
When your baby's not with you?"
"Yes, you can," He replied
With confidence in His voice
"I give many women babies,
When they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime,
And others for the day.
And some I send to feel your womb,
But there's no need to stay."
"I just don't understand this God
I want my baby to be here.
"He took a deep breath and cleared His throat,
And then I saw the tear.
"I wish I could show you,
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child's smile,
With all the other children and say...'
We go to Earth to learn our lessons,
Of love and life and fear.
My Mommy loved me oh so much,
I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mom,
Who had so much love for me.
learned my lessons very quickly,
My Mommy set me free.
I miss my Mommy oh so much,
But I visit her every day.
When she goes to sleep,
On her pillow's where I lay
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek,
And whisper in her ear.
Mommy don't be sad today,
I'm your baby and I'm here.'
"So you see my dear sweet ones,
your children are okay.
Your babies are born here in My home,
And this is where they'll stay.
They'll wait for you with Me,
Until your lesson's through.
And on the day that you come home
they'll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a Mother,
It's the feeling in your heart
it's the love you had so much of
Right from the very start
Though some on earth may not realize,you are a Mother.
Until their time is done.
They'll be up here with Me one day
and know that you are the best one!"

Monday, July 27, 2009

Trip to VA












This summer we also had a chance to go out to VA to visit my family. My sister in law and her 3 girls are there right now too, so it was good to get to see everyone. We went antique shopping, played card games, went to a park, Don Tequilas and a city fair. It was good to see everyone again and to tell them some good news....





July 4th
















Ok...I know its been forever, I have struggled with keeping up with the blog. I figured I would start with the first part of summer that I have pictures of...July 4th was fun. I got to spend the weekend with my siblings and other family members. Greg and I got to play in an all day softball tournament with my brother and sister in law and my brother in law Cory. We took 3rd so overall it was a good day. The next day I ran in a 5k race for a family friend in Soda Springs. It was really fun, I hadn't ran in a race since high school so it was fun to say I completed it.
That night we went back home and hung out with some other family members, and later we met Raquel and Brady and Maryellen and Brandon for fireworks. Overall it was a way fun weekend!





Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wrigley Field































































































































































































So this past weekend I decided to surprise Greg for his birthday. Anyone that knows Greg knows he is a die hard Cubs fan. Well...I decided since it was the big 25 I needed to do something special. So I flew us out to Chicago to catch the last game of the series between the Cubs and the Dodgers. We first got there, and I had a tour arranged, so we could go through the stadium and learn interesting things. They took us in the press box, in the players dug outs and on the field. Greg was estatic... until he found out where we were sitting. 2nd row...right behind home plate. His dream seats. So as we showed up before the game, we got to meet and get autographs with Joe Torre and Don Mattingly...I LOVE the Yankees and I think the biggest mistake they ever made was letting those 2 leave. So I was excited! All around it was a great trip! Happy late birthday Greg!



















Friday, May 29, 2009

End of the year...

Some of my crazy basketball/track girls...



My best friend Raquel Cramer and I...

Another crazy basketball girl...


One of the first girls I ever coached...love it!



One of my students...she didn't want to be in the group shot




Funny picture of my students with me






Cute picture of my kids...not so much of me :)






One of my students is SO tall....his elbow can rest on my head haha..
Well my first year has come and gone...it has been such a blast and such a learning experience. Through all of the triumphs and struggles, I have realized that I truly am where I am supposed to be. These kids have taught me so much this year, and the people I have met on the faculty have been amazing! I CANT WAIT until next year!! Hope all is well...have a great summer!