Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Turkey Weekend Events...

This year Thanksgiving was spent in Idaho with Dave's family. Dave was able to fly up and spend the holiday with his family as well!

Before I do a replay of fun events I have to make a monumental note...

I finished my STUDENT TEACHING! That's right I am going to really be receiving a college degree. It was bittersweet to be honest. Looking back I didn't really think that I would ever be done with school so I am a little shell shocked!  Now I have to work on getting a BIG GIRL job:) Wish me luck with that new chapter...

Thanksgiving was full of lots of Delicious food making and some good quality family bonding.

In between all of this fun getting Dave from the blessed El Paso airport to here was an olympic event in itself. The reader's digest version is Dave received $1000 worth of Delta vouchers for more fun filled future flying.

Everyone was very busy...some more than others. Note the boys keeping themselves useful by playing video games:)

The weekend hit an exciting moment as Dave and I ventured out for our first Black Friday at the wee hours of the morning. Without losing any limbs we scored a nice early Christmas present for each other!
We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed being with their family and friends as much as we did!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Birthday Extravaganza...

I turned the big 23 this year and celebrated it just about 23 different times!

First, My friend Megan came up and visited me...
I was showered with fun gifts including HSM3 pencils!!
This celebration ended with my favorite leisurely activity of pedicures:)
Second, Dave was able to fly in a few weeks before the big day to celebrate with me. We got a hotel in Utah and he was put in charge of the weekend activities. He did a stellar job planning!
We went to Color Me Paint and put our mad painting skill to work on a chip n dip bowl.

He hit my ultimate sweet spot with a gift card to my sanctuary...DSW to buy a new pair of black boots! Waiting in a shoe store for two hours while I picked out the perfect pair was the best birthday present ever!!!
Aren't they beautiful!
The weekend ended perfectly with a corn maze and then sadly sending Dave off on an airplane.
Third, my Sistah K braved her way up to Idaho Falls to see me and celebrate my big day about a week before.

She brought me fun CUPCAKE tools from her and my Brother & Sister-in-law. Thank you guys!!
Fourth, I was treated by my in-laws to dinner at Texas Road House. It was yummy food and it was truly an experience...the waiter made me sit on the saddle and ride the horse. No pictures were allowed!

Fifth, and last which was actually the day of my birthday I received a million homemade cards and birthday songs from my students! Being around excited little kids can make anyone smile:) Then I got home from school to these...

They were so pretty! I am still not so sure who they are from because the card was signed Daniel:)

I then went up to Rexburg to my adopted family The Galers. Tricia spoiled me with a homemade delicious bake ziti and my favorite, carrot cake. Each of the kids gave me cute little presents and made me feel special on my birthday!

I even got a pretty snowfall on my birthday!

 The day ended with one last delivery from Megan of a Mrs. Fields Cookie Cake. It doesn't get any better than this!

I had a wonderful birthday extravaganza! Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate it with me and for all of the phone calls and cards!!! 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What A Weekend...

The weekend started out great! I got home and found that these beauties that arrived...

My first pair of big girl RED high heels!

As if the night couldn't get any better I went and saw NEW MOON!! Even though I was forced* to run into the theater like herds of cattle it was totally worth it!

Andrea accompanied me to the movie and spared Dave:)
* OK maybe I was the one that chose to run!

Saturday morning I headed down to Brigham City with the In Laws to help Grandma & Grandpa clean and move. I cleaned till my fingers pruned AND scored this awesome mirror I want to refinish...

We rushed back to celebrate Chris's big birthday at the yummy Jonny Carino's.
While at dinner someone broke into the house and found their way into my room. And this is what I found...

As a future teacher I will now accept the line...
"My DOG ate my homework!"

YES, Chubs the NAUGHTY NAUGHTY dog opened the door from the garage and made his way into my room. He ripped open a garage bag and ate my lesson plans for Monday! Along with my lesson plans he ate an entire box of unopened cookies I got from a little student. How RUDE!!!

What A Weekend!

Oh and somewhere in between all of this goodness I missed Dave:)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I know I am lame for never updating so I will give a small one for now...which might also be lame!

  • My life is crazy with only two weeks left of student teaching and my portfolio presentation Thursday night!!!!
  • Dave gets to come home for Thanksgiving!
  • We are announcing a RECALL on previous puppy post. He is not a cute puppy and I can't handle all the pooping by my side of the garage every morning. Maybe we will find one more suitable in the coming months...
  • My little niece is as cute as ever and we have established great nicknames such as: Ella Monster, Ella Smella, and my favorite baby foo foo. I want to eat her cheeks and can't wait to see her at Christmas!!!
  • I had a great birthday extravaganza...details to come.
  • Oh yes and New Moon comes out this weekend. I will be first in line on Friday night!! 
  • Last but not least I have decided that I am out of my mind...I had my students' make Indian costumes. I ended up pretty much making them myself. What was I thinking these kiddies are SEVEN!!! The day ended with a parade around the school and my principle asking what they were dressed as and they all said ROBOTS? Really guys? Come on paper bag vests and head wraps with a feather? Your right you must be a robot:) 

I know nothing to exciting but I needed to fill my posting quota for the week!