Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Holly & Steve

Congratulations Holly & Steve!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Graduation


We are so excited to be done with school!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

114 Reunited!

After a year and a half, the girls of apartment 114 were reunited to celebrate Holly's bridal shower. It was a blast to finally have all the girls together and we were all especially excited to have an addition to "the girls," with cute little Sadie joining the picture. It will be exciting to see how this group changes over time and to see all of the additions that are to come!

The girls at Holly's bridal shower

The traditional goofy shot

Super cute Holly and Sadie

Sadie sleeping on Mom's shoulder :)

It was so great to see all of the girls together and I know we are all looking forward to Holly's wedding on Saturday!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Georgia!

Chuck and I headed off to Georgia for spring break to visit my brother Troy and his wife Stephanie. My family lived in Georgia when I was in high school, so it was a lot of fun to take Chuck back to a place that I used to call "home." It was soooo beautiful there! It made me want to move back in a heart beat. We also saw a lot of close friends. Here are some pictures from the trip:

This is from the Chickamauga Battlefield. It is just a cool Civil War statue.


This was a huge tower. I remember getting my prom pictures taken here.


This is what you see at the top of the tower.


Chuck and I at the top.


My parents.

Here we are outside the aquarium.

Cute turtles at the aquarium in Chattanooga.


My previous bishop took us flying in his plane. My brother Sean and Chuck are in the plane. We all got a turn. It was sooo much fun!

Here I am with the crabs!

There was a room you could walk in with a whole bunch of butterflies. Sean kept getting butterflies to land on him.



Here are some random pictures taken at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, TN.




Back to the aquarium. These pictures are out of order. Sorry...




Jellyfish!


Family portrait on Sunday.


Troy and Steph comparing their bellies. Stephanie is due to have her baby in August. I will soon follow her in October!


This is Stone Mountain where we watched a cool lazer show once it got dark.


Another family picture at the Joseph Standing Monument. Cool story if you have time...

The famous Rock City barn. You can see 7 states from Rock City. However, we did not venture there on this trip.

So, there you have it. Just a few pictures from the glorious week off that we had. It was so nice to be someplace warm and beautiful surrounded by family. I also got to visit one of my high school teachers named Mrs. Bowden, who is like a second mom to me. It was wonderful to see her! Overall, we had a great relaxing trip and are now looking forward to graduation! :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cedar City

I'm procrastinating big time right now. I should be typing my lesson plan for my LAST BYU observation tomorrow morning, but I would much rather write about my weekend and reminisce about the past. Conference weekend Chuck and I drove down to Cedar Cedar to spend time with Marissa and her family. We got there super early, so Chuck and I decided to go bowling. I won the first game and then Chuck kicked my trash the 2nd game (157 to like 50 something I believe.) My bowling was so pathetic that round. I blame it on the fact that my mom was sending texts and praising Chuck for his wonderful bowling. I was getting angrier with each text she sent, which shows my ability to keep focused. After bowling, Marissa and her family rolled in to town and we stayed up SUPER late talking and catching up on life. Saturday we made breakfast, watched Conference, went out to eat, and while the boys were at Priesthood session, I helped Marissa clean out her room and go through old boxes. It was a lot of fun to see things from her childhood that she had kept around. We also talked about her mission, which was really neat to hear about. Then we stayed up super late watching a movie, which I kept sleeping on and off through. I slept on and off a lot though. On Sunday, I made french toast for everyone, we watched Conference, ate lunch, and then Chuck and I headed home. It was a great visit and I was so excited to spend some one-on-one time with Marissa. I'm happy she is home. She and I tried to tell Chuck about our previous rendezvous in Cedar City, which brought back a lot of memories. Since I didn't take any pictures of the last weekend, I thought I'd post some from when we hung out in Cedar City the summer after freshman year.


Here is Marissa and I at the St. George temple. I believe we hung out at the Visitor Center and watched a movie they had. We also ate lunch at Cafe Rio and hit some of the outlet stores where we found....



what we refer to as "pickle pants." I'm not sure I still have those floating around. I may have given them to D.I., but I thought they were great! Some days I felt like a Ninja Turtle. :) I also picked up a green fuzzy pillow on the trip that I still sleep with. It is probably time for a change.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

ABC's

Here are some pictures from the class photo shoot I did today. We are making an ABC book and needed something for the cover. I thought they were cute, but I'm partial because I love my class. Also in exciting news, Chuck and I are going to spend Conference Weekend in Cedar City with Marissa. I'm super excited!
This is my class!


This is Melanie.


and Kelton

And Laren


And of course, what good is a camera without a goofy shot?!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Field Trip!


My class went on a field trip today to Harward Farms in Springville. It was their Farm Field day. It was actually a really fun field trip considering the wind and snow on the ground. We visited several stations and talked about farm animals (cows, pigs, goats, horses, sheep, chickens), we saw a sheep get her wool sheered off, the kids made seed necklaces, we learned about the food pyramid, how germs are transferred, how honey is made, farm saftey, etc. My favorite part though, was when I learned something completely new about Utah. We were asked to figure out what Utah's main crop was. My students said apples, corn, peaches, apricots, hay, wheat, etc. None of these were the correct answers. I guessed cherries and I was RIGHT! Amazing! I have lived in Utah almost my whole life (17 out of 22 years) and I didn't even know that. Aparently, Utah is in the top two in the nation for growing cherries. All these years I've just loved and cared about the corn. I've rarely tried the cherries. I guess I have something new to look forward to this summer. :) The field trip was a lot of fun, my kids loved it, and when we got back to school I got to send them to Computers and PE. It was a fun day!