Monday, September 29, 2008


I search: for the energy to get everything done that i need to
I wonder: what the future holds for me and dillon
I regret: not calling financial aid to clear things up last week
I love: my amazingly wonderfuly hardworking hubby!
I care: about my family
I always: procrastinate (oops!)
I worry: about being able to pay all the bills
I am not: fond of my upstairs neighbors.....AT ALL!
I remember: so many "wonderfully fun times on the farm" LOL (oh come on, some of them were pretty fun)
I believe: in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
I sing: pretty much ALL the time!
I dance: only at preschool
I don’t always: like to go shopping
I argue: about things that dont need to be argued about
I write: on my hand when im bored in classses
I win: with my preschool kids
I lose: with my preschool kids
I wish: me and dillon got to spend more time together
I listen: to my upstairs neighbors sing, laugh, wrestle, yell, talk, play the guitar, stomp around, etc (they are 2 brothers that live together)
I don't understand: a lot of things
I can usually be found: on campus
I am scared: about growing up
I need: to clean the rest of my house (I got the kitchen done)
I forget: to do some hmk sometimes......
I am happy: to almost be done with school
I tag: anyone that reads this (if anyone actually does!)

Friday, September 26, 2008

It is FRIDAY!!!

I am SO excited that today is Friday and that I am done with classes for the day and that this week is finally over! I think that this week was the busiest week (at least top 5) of my entire college career. As some of you know, I am the head teacher in one of the preschool labs here on campus. This week was our first week with kids. So not only was I doing all the paperwork, preparing the classroom, learning the new daily schedule, continuing to teach my 6 girls everything they need to do, but I also had to teach this week. Tues was a bit rocky but yesterday was MUCH better both for kids and the teachers. Plus this week all my college professors decided it was a good week to completely pile on the hmk. Lets just say that I have done hmk and things for preschool most litterally nonstop this week! And it is now over! (i still have lots of hmk to do this wkend since i have neglected my online class this week, but still)

So, some of the little things that happened today that made my day.......
-the realization that this semester is now 1/4 of the way over
-the sun is shinning and the wind is.....well blowing (i am in rexburg) but only lightly
-dillon doesnt have to work tonight or tomorrow so i actually get to semy husband!!! :)
-dillon and i get to go on a date tonight, to Texas Roadhouse even cuz he won a free entre coupon on Friday night Sports Line on Channel 8 news last wkend and it came in the mail yesterday
-i got to wear my pink pants today cuz miraculously they fit again!
-i got TONS of compliments on my pink pants today, one was even a random girl i passed on campus
-i survived the first week of preschool
-gas prices have gone down yet again (6 cents in 2 days)
-my new testament class is the best class i have EVER taken in all my 8 semesters of college and the teacher is AMAZING
-and the best...........................................................dillon gets home in 10 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, there is one thing that is kind of bringing me down but im tryin to look at it in a positive light. i need some advice. This weekend I have to come up with a way to tactfully talk to my girls in preschool about gettin along, and im not talkin about my 3 year old girls, im talkin about my 20, 20, 20, 21, 22, 23 year old girls that are helping me teach the 3 year olds. All 6 of my girls have VERY strong personalities, have an opinion and are not afraid to share it (because it is right!) so, although we have only been working together for 3 weeks and have only had the kids in the classroom 2 days and tensions are already sky high. I talked with my supervisor/boss and he gave me the best advice that he could and told me to think of a way to bring it up after the kids leave on tues and if it doesnt get better in the next few weeks he'll pull them aside individually and if that still doesnt help he will start docking their grade BIG time. Even more than their evaluations from me will (I have control of 1/3 of their total grade!)
so........any advice? I hate confrontation and I hate being the "bad guy."
oh man......but dont worry, im not letting it ruin my FABULOUSLY WONDERFUL FRIDAY! :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Today is me and Dillon's 2 month anniversary! :) It is so hard to believe that it has already been 2 months, yet it feels like we have been together forever! Here are just a few pictures from that special day and also a few from our amazing honeymoon!

For our honeymoon we took a road trip and went to Northern CA in the area that Dillon served his mission. We stayed in the city of Windsor at a very nice condo that we were able to get through his parents membership. Windsor was a pretty central location to all the places that we wanted to and got to go and visit.

We took a day and spent it at the beach and I froze pretty much ALL day! The wind was blowing and the temperature probably wasn't above 55 the whole time. But it was still fun! :)
We also took a day and drove the one hour drive to San Fransisco.

We got to go to the zoo...

The "crookedest street in the world," Lumbard Street...

And went to this light house place with a beautiful view of the ocean...although it was freezing up there it was fun to stand and watch some local surfers.

We did get to go see Golden Gate Bridge but...the fog didnt allow us to really see much..............Believe it or not we are standing infront of the bridge. If you look REALLY hard you can kind of see the road part to our left and a tiny part of the bridge to our right. It was also super cold standing up there, we didnt last long! :)

We went LOTS of other places and got to see LOTS of other fun things in San Fran but we would be here all day if I posted pictures of it all! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

BYU-Idaho Bookstore

Ok, for anyone that lives in Rexburg and is going to school........Dillon and I have discovered something wonderful! Before this semester had even started me and Dillon hated school. Simply for the fact that we spent almost $1100 JUST ON BOOKS!! (Both of us about died that day!) Well thanks to his brother, we found out about a bookstore that is on College Ave here in Rexburg. Dillon went yesterday and he was able to find some of the books he needs this semester and return those same ones that he had already gotten to the BYU-I bookstore and save us almost $400! Yesterday was the best day ever just for that reason! SO....moral of the story, shop around for books! Just because this is the "Lord's school" doesnt mean they give you the best deals on textbooks! :)

Friday, September 12, 2008


Well, I finally did it, I made a blog! I have wanted to for awhile now but havent really had time. But tonight Dillon is at work and it's Friday night so I don't wanna do homework! :) Well I'm still trying to figure all this out but I'm glad I've finally joined the club. Now we'll see how good at it I am!
So since it's Friday that means that we survived our first week back to school! UGH, it was a very long week! I'm so very glad that this is my last semester, Dillon is very jealous. My mom made me promise that I would take first day of school pictures, so here they are.

Dillon even got a little TV watching in before school.

This picture was little tricky to take, but luckily our fridge is just about the perfect height to use to take timed pictures!