Sunday, December 21, 2008

Boy or Girl???

We find out on TUESDAY!! Wooo-Hooo! I have no idea what gender our baby is going to be. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tree and an Apple Seed

Here is our Christmas Tree this year! It is a way pretty tree and so bushy. We went to Smith's and grabbed one that wasn't the smallest or the biggest. When we got it home and into the house, the branches started to bush out and they just kept going. I had lights that covered our tree last year plus an extra box, but after using all those I still had to go get more. I love our tree though! And the smell of a real tree is the best!!!!!!
Okay, so last year a student gave me this plant and it was so pretty. But I accidently left it out on the deck this fall and it froze. I was sad. But Farley said he was going to save it. After a few weeks of trying to get it to come back to life, I walked in the kitchen to find him poking the dirt.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"Planting a seed," he told me.
"In the dead plants dirt?"
"What kind of seed?"
"An apple seed."
"An apple seed?"
"Uh-huh, I already planted a popcorn seed in there."
I just said "oh" and walked away. Well a couple days ago the apple seed started to sprout!! It looks kinda cool growing next to the dead plant. But if you look real close at the dead plant, it is actually starting to have new growth towards the bottom! So now Farley has two plants growing in the same pot.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


We went to Blanding for Thanksgiving and it was soooo much fun!! On Thanksgiving day we went up to the cabin with Granny Marg, Teresa, Meiko, Forrest, Shirley, and Skyler. It was so pretty with all the snow falling and everything covered in white. Over the next few days we went to Muley Point and wow! It was pretty...and freezing!! But the view made it all worth it. We also went shooting guns with Devan and Tiff. On Saturday night Dev, Tiff, Cody, Amanda, and Farley and I went to Homestead for dinner. It was fun talking and laughing with everyone. After we went back to Forrest and Shirley's and watched the Jazz game. Cash was so cute! He kept eveyone entertained and laughing the whole time. Everything went by too fast, but luckily we will be able to go back for part of Christmas break!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Biggest Loser!

As many of you know, I am a fan of Biggest Loser! Love the show!! I found this article online and thought I would share. It is about dear Vickie on the show and what kind of person she is. I think it is sad the way she represents herself and family. Check it out by clicking the link below and let me know what you are thinking!!

The Biggest Villain on 'Biggest Loser'

Monday, December 1, 2008


All about High School


2.WHAT KIND OF CAR DID YOU DRIVE? I didn't have a car, so I drove whatever was available from my parents.



5. WERE YOU CONSIDERED A FLIRT? Yes, but I wasn't ever trying to flirt. I was just trying to be nice.


7. WERE YOU A NERD? Oh yeah! I loved (and still love) to read.

8. WERE YOU ON ANY VARSITY TEAMS? Volleyball, basketball, track, drillteam.


10. CAN YOU STILL SING THE FIGHT SONG? I can't even hum the tune for it.


12. WHERE DID YOU SIT FOR LUNCH? I usually went home for lunch

13. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S FULL NAME? Tabiona High School


15. DID YOU GO TO HOMECOMING AND WITH WHO? There weren't any dates for homecoming, everyone just showed up. I probably went but I can't remember.

16. IF YOU COULD GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN, WOULD YOU? No way. It was fun at the time, but not something that I would repeat.

17. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT GRADUATION? I was happy to graduate and go to college, but I remember most the girls in my class crying and I thought it was crazy!


19. WERE YOU IN ANY CLUBS? I don't think so...


21. WHO WAS YOUR PROM DATE? Logan my junior year and Chaz my senior year

22. ARE YOU PLANNING ON GOING TO YOUR 10 YEAR REUNION? I don't think we will have one.

23. DID YOU HAVE A JOB IN HIGH SCHOOL? Yep, I worked at a grocery store in Duchesne at night and I did chores on the ranch at home.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Zeb & Hil in Arizona, Twilight, a Basketball Game, and Blanding

I went and watched Twilight on Monday. My hopes weren't very high for this movie because I usually do not like movies that were originally books. Especially if it was a book I liked. So, if you have not watched the movie yet, stop reading because I'm going to let you know what I think. Since my expectations weren't high, I wasn't disappointed. It was actually better than I thought it would be. I wasn't a fan of Edward, but I liked Bella. Rosalee and Alice were my favorite! Jasper just looked wrong. I liked Charlie and Jacob. Bella's friends at school were okay. Esme was beautiful. And I thought the kitchen scene was real funny, along with the graduation caps thing. And that is it.

Arizona. I went to Tempe to present at a National Behavior Conference with researchers from BYU. I've been doing Positive Behavior Support with kids in my classroom and it rocks! It is definitely more fun to be a positive teacher. The trip was amazing! I learned so much. It was warm and everything was paid for. But the best part of the entire trip was seeing Zeb and Hilary. I have missed hanging out with them so much. It is not like we would hang out everyday while they were in Ogden, but still we miss them.

Stacy (my little sister) played basketball on Saturday in Price. It was fun watching her. CEU won and Stacy played awesome! P.S. good job to the Utes for winning too!!

We are now in Blanding, and I can't tell you how nice it is to be out of the city. I can hear the chickens clucking out the window and Shirley and I watched the most beautiful sunrise over the Sleeping Ute this morning. I will never understand the hold cities have over people when they could live in small towns with space around them and the only time people honk their horn at you is to say hi, not to flip you off on the freeway.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Eat lotsa turkey!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

10 Things I'm Thankful For...

1- Farley
2- Heavenly Father and the Church
3- America
4- Twin Pops
5- Family
6- Indoor plumbing
7- Heaters and Air Conditioning
8- The invention of toilet paper and paper towels
9- Washing Machine and Dishwasher
10- Insurance

I tag you! Yes you!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

8 Things Tag!!

8 shows I love to watch...
1- Biggest Loser
2- I Love Lucy
3- Wheel of Fortune
4- What I Like About You
5- Law and Order SVU
6- Bonanza
7- Discovery Channel
8- Gilmore Girls

8 things that happened yesterday...
1- Went to work
2- Taught my students about using quotation marks
3- Called a parent about a student
4- Went to the Jazz game
5- Donated a coat to charity
6- Watched Jerry Sloan win his 1000th game with the Jazz
7- Got Kyle Korver's autograph
8- Ate a hot dog and puked it back up a few hours later

8 favorite places to eat...
1- At my house with Farley's food in front of me (he is a great cook)
2- Bajio's
3- Chen's
4- Arby's
5- Amber's
6- Outback Steakhouse
7- Cracker Barrel
8- Panda Express

8 things I'm looking forward to...
1- Thanksgiving Break!
2- Christmas Break!!
3- Far graduating
4- May 12!!
5- Moving
6- A house
7- Getting a new phone
8- Finding a new good book that I can't put down (if you have a suggestion, let me know)

8 things on my wish list...
1- A new cell phone with an organizer in it
2- A small town to live in
3- Living a healthy life with Far and our kids
4- A house with a room just for scrapbooking
5- World Peace
6- A big juicy hamburger with french fries and a vanilla shake
7- A maid who will clean the bathroom so I don't have to
8- A million dollars

If you want to do this consider yourself tagged!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

SnOw!! ...and a Halloween picture :)

So this is what I woke up to this morning!! Isn't it great! I love snow! Now I can start listening to Christmas music!

This is one of my studnet's Halloween costumes. I thought it was a pretty good costume. He was so funny walking around in it all day.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Jazz Game with Grandma!!

On Wednesday, I went to the Jazz game with my grandma! It was a lot of fun!! Farley had class so I regularly updated him with text messages.

The ESA had new lights and a new sound system put in, so the intro for the players was pretty much amazing!!

Collin Ray and the National Guard did the National Athem. It was even better than the intro's.

Introducing the players.

The fireworks!!!

The Energy Solutions Arena with the lights out!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I went to get the oil changed in our car this morning and it was SNOWING! How exciting and not exciting at the same time. Ha ha!! Is anyone else ready for winter?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This is Really Interesting!!

I thought you might enjoy this - it all is amazing to me! A teacher friend gave this to me. She uses these images to show the size of Earth related to our solar system. By the end of reading through this, I always feel so small and realize that the universe really doesn't revolve around me and that my focus on my life should be broadened a bit to bring in more.

Now, beyond our sun it is a big universe.

Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It is more than 1,000 light years away.
Now try to think about this...
The picture below is from a hubble telescope ultra deep field inflared view of countless enitre galaxies billions of light years away.

This is a close-up of one of the dark regions in the picture above.

Makes you feel pretty small, huh?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Our Weekend in Southern Utah

So this weekend we went to St. George! It was so so so so much fun! Thank you Forrest and Shirley. You guys rock!! The first night we stayed in Parowan. It was fun! I forgot to take pictures though and now I'm kicking myself. Oh well. We played pool, went swimming, and ate at this cute little cafe that has probably been around since before me. The next day we drove down to St. George. We went shopping and watched Forever Strong!! Such a good movie!!!!! Definitely a must-see-it-now movie. We ate at Texas Roadhouse then checked in to the motel.

That night we went to Tuacahn to watch Les Miserables. It was so great!! I have never been there and I was amazed at the location of Tuacahn. It is in the back of this boxed in red canyon and the amphitheatre was set with the back of the stage opening up to a natural stage of dirt and rocks. Amazing is all I have to say.

The next morning we woke up and went to Cracker Barrell! It was yummy!!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Craft Day!!

On Saturday, while our guys watched the blow-out BYU football game, we made tile boards! It was a lot of fun and they turned out great.

This one is Patricia's!

This one is Steph's!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Les Miserables

On September 27 we get to go to Les Miserables! I am really excited. We are meeting Forrest, Shirley, and Skyler down at Tuacahn. It is going to be so much fun!! I will let you all know how it goes and I will bring back some pictures!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Four Things TAG!!

Four random things I like (adore) about my husband?
1. When he smiles with his eyes
2. He like to cook!! (and he is VERY good at it)
3. He is always willing and happy to help me with my many projects and hobbies
4. Definitely his stength in the church

Four movies that I would watch more than once?
1. The Princess Bride
2. Old movies (like Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland movies)
3. Anne of Green Gables
4. Jane Austen movies

Four TV shows I watch more than once?
1. Stargate SG-!
2. King of the Hill
3. Gilmore Girls!
4.What I like About You

Four places I have been?
1. Ha Ha, not that many places
2. Northern California 3 times, so pretty on the coast with the huge redwoods
3. Clear down like halfway in to Mexico
4. Vegas Baby!!

Four people who email me regularly?
1. people at school
2. Sasha, an old student
3. Zions Bank
4. I guess whoever else has something to say to me

Four favorite foods
1. Cheerios and marshmallows
2. French Toast
3. Chips and Salsa
4. Salsa Chicken

Four places I would like to visit?
1. Any where in the US
2. Egypt
3. Europe (England, Scotland, Ireland, France Spain Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, and all the rest)
4. A Church History Tour

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year?
1. Thanksgiving
2. Christmas
3. Winter ( I like snow )
4. Spring ( I like the feel of Spring )

Four people I tag?
1. Everyone
2. who
3. wants
4. to

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thanks Tricia!!

We went over to Tricia's house last week for a bbq. Stacie and Linds were there and we ended up making these! Tricia taught us how and they turned out great! It was easier than I thought and a lot of fun. The flash reflected right in the middle, so it looks like they are staring at the flash. But you all know what picture this is. I want to make some again. So who ever wants one, grab your stuff and come on over!

PS... JANICE add me to your blog!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Moose!

Farley and I went to Tabiona this weekend and on our way back as we were coming through Provo Canyon we both looked over to the side of the road at the same time and there was a moose! So we flipped around and went to take some pictures! It is a pretty good sized moose and really calm, not spooked at all. We were only like 10 yards away from it. Kinda scary to be that close to a moose!