Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday morning we went to the SLC temple. This was the most beautiful temple I have ever seen, I absolutely loved it and I could feel the spirit so strong! Sadly, the rain/snow did not allow us to take a picture in front of the temple.. o well that happens.
We accidentally forgot to bring in our church shoes! So we had to go down into the parking garage to get them. I think we looked pretty good with our tennis on ya??
This is us after the Jazz Game, sadly we lost so we were a little sad but really it was a BLAST and we stinking loved going!
This is us at Carl's Jr. it was right by our hotel so easy to walk to :)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
But my kids were pretty funny, I'll tell you some things:
They asked me these questions numerous times:
Is this your school?
You go here?
Have you ever been in this building/room?
Do you know him/her?
When I kept saying no that I did not know people they would say: Do you know ANYBODY here? Haha I guess I am a loser!
While in the planetarium, the kids were pretty funny about the star shapes. Whenever the presenter pointed out a shape in the stars they kids would say "oh, I knew that I knew that's where it was" haha of course they knew! Right?
On the bus ride I was used in rock, paper, scissors. Like instead of using rock, paper or scissors they said Mrs. Palmer. And good news I won!! Because I had super powers :)
This did not happen on the field trip or even in my class but my friend Jen in her class had a little girl tell her that she knew how to get a baby. So Jen said really? and the little girl said ya, you get a stick and pee on it and if it is a + then you'll have a baby but if it's a - then it didn't work and you have to get a new one.
haha kids are super funny :)
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
These girls are the loves of my life (besides Woody, Jack Sparrow and Harry Potter - which by the way I'm not in love with HP himself, just the books- of course)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I got assigned to teach third grade which I was a little nervous about because I have been imagining teaching Kindergartners!! Talk about a big jump. Yes, they are older and bigger and definitely a different kind of cute, but still cute!!!
My first two days I mostly just observed and would walk around the classroom helping the students out individually. I am really grateful to be in the classroom and think it is worthwhile even if this is all that I ever did. Kids benefit so much from the one-on-one scaffolding and a teacher cannot make it around to all of them. I definitely feel more prepared to be in a classroom and remember things that I have been taught and apply them which is SUPER
I taught my first lesson today. It went pretty good and I'm not sure if that is because I did a good job or because my teacher threatened them that if they misbehaved they would miss their recess. Sadly, a couple of boys still had to miss their recess, poor kids.
I love all of the students and really love seeing all their different personalities and how all of them are unique. I'll tell you about a few, but I won't use their names, just their initials, cuz that's probably illegal or something to use their names (now a days it's all illegal!!)
S- this boy is a Polynesian and this is exactly what I imagine as what Heather and Jordan's son would be like.
-He wears board shorts and then a t-shirt usually from GAP. And he does the whole long sleeve under short sleeve. cool, but not skater cool
- And then there are these twisties that EVERYONE has and he wears so many of them that they go up to the middle of his forearm.
- He befriended the new kid
- Basically he the epitome of cool, chill you know
- He goofs around but he's not a trouble maker and not a bad kid, I'm willing to bet Jordan acted like him in school
B- he is the new kid
- shy but smart
- looks tuff with his baggy sweater and his earrings :) but he is SUPER sweet
v- This little girl looks exactly like Dakota Fanning and she has a quirky personality which for some reason I tag along with Dakota Fanning also
P- This little girl looks like she's twelve and kind of acts like it too
J- This is my smallest boy and he's soo cute he always comes and tells me stories and has a little bit of a lisp I just love him.
Z&K- These two little boys are very smart and quiet. They are always so well behaved and just perfect little citizens I love it. Z gets vegetables with his lunch and this is how he ate them today: he drank his green beans in his chocolate milk, ate his cucumber on top of his cookie and then put like his carrots and stuff on top of his pizza. I'm thinking his mom makes him get the vegetables and he tries to disguise their taste by eating them with the other food... smart kid!
OK I suppose I'll stop I'm betting anyone who started to read this stopped a long time ago except for my mom cuz she loves me and Shani cuz she's a teacher, but I'm willing to bet not even Heather will make it to the end :)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I believe that everyone agrees (except my mom who thinks the saddest day of the year is when she has to take down all her Christmas decorations.. I'd say that is a close second in my book)
I sigh as I think about all my warm summer days disappearing. It is just plain sad how cold it gets up here (unless you talk to heather who has no AC). It's pretty cold in the mornings and evenings right now and warm enough during the day to be comfortable in pants. sigh.. if only it'd stay warmer a little bit longer, then i'd be very pleased.
My favorite day of this summer, was a simple one yet wonderful :) I had worked in the morning and when I came home wood and I went on a bun... he rides his bike while I run. Afterwards we got in the pool for a cool off and he taught me the proper way to shoot a basketball... apparently I have no technique at all... or is my lack of technique my technique?? Following basketball we grabbed some lunch at McDonalds (ya.. we really aren't healthy) and then just hung out at home
Good news: Fall is on it's way. I love how the colors change and all of my favorite holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the premier of HARRY POTTER .. decorations are a must for ALL events :)
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Major Bummer to both realizations
So I get up and I still have nasty breath from the late dinner last night which consisted of some onions... YUCK (don't worry I DID brush my teeth last night). Get ready for work - gurggle some serious mouth wash and head out.
At work: I currently sound like a frog cuz my throat is feeling funny, I've got like head cold feeling in my head and it's pretty chilly in the office.. so I put a blanket over the AC unit, that helped.
The assignment at work today: answer phone calls of old ladys with great ideas for us to film in Washington, page people over the intercom (not my favorite), be surrounded by boxes and boxes, and put stickers on candy bars.. normally one would think then that my desk would smell of delicious chocolate (o that sounds heavenly) but no.. the stickers smell like, uh vinegar?? maybe either way they stink, my hands stink, my desk stinks....
So cheers to a Tuesday that's worse than a Monday, talk about Tuesday blues
Monday, August 2, 2010
Many years ago I heard the story of the son of King Louis XVI of France. King Louis had been taken from his throne and imprisoned. His young son, the prince, was taken by those who dethroned the king. They thought that inasmuch as the king’s son was heir to the throne, if they could destroy him morally, he would never realize the great and grand destiny that life had bestowed upon him.
They took him to a community far away, and there they exposed the lad to every filthy and vile thing that life could offer. They exposed him to foods the richness of which would quickly make him a slave to appetite. They used vile language around him constantly. They exposed him to lewd and lusting women. They exposed him to dishonor and distrust. He was surrounded 24 hours a day by everything that could drag the soul of a man as low as one could slip. For over six months he had this treatment—but not once did the young lad buckle under pressure. Finally, after intensive temptation, they questioned him. Why had he not submitted himself to these things—why had he not partaken? These things would provide pleasure, satisfy his lusts, and were desirable; they were all his. The boy said, “I cannot do what you ask for I was born to be a king.”I really love this story because all of us are princes and princesses of a King, our Heavenly King. All of us are also constantly introduced to and surrounded with the vile things of the world. But like this prince we too can resist for we are all born to be Kings and Queens. So to all: lift your head up and reply to the world, "I cannot do what you ask for I was bron to be a king!!!"
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Woody and I had the amazing opportunity of going on the annual Albright vacation - a week at the beach!! Unfortunately this year it was a bit chillier than us but we still had an absolute blast. We spent a day going to Hunnington Beach to look at the shops, we went to the wedge, to the orange county fair and then spent some time lounging on the beach!!!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Baby Brighton took a little more convincing for him to love us. When Brighton was first born I spent a lot of time helping Shani out with him and me and him bonded.. but then life got busy and we lost our bond :( However, Woody and I just spent the night at Shani and chris' while they went out for their anniversary. They left while Brighton was asleep so when he woke up me, Heather and Kherrington went to get him. When Brighton first saw me he looked like he was about to cry but then he saw his first love, Kherrington and everything was GREAT! I'm pretty sure that sealed the deal with baby B because he loved me from then on!! This morning when I went to get him from his crib I was greeted but the cutest smile! and he even slept the whole night through and did not wake up until 7:30.
I absolutely love spending time with these little guys and it makes me excited to some day have my own little tikes running around the house. I've always been a sucker for little kids, but what's even better is watching Woody play with them.. he's so cute :)
Monday, July 5, 2010
A year ago today Woody and I got engaged!!! Woody was up in Kansas City selling pest control and I was able to fly up and stay with him over the fourth of July. Unfortunately Woody still had to work so I spent my days hanging out in his apartment reading and watching movies and trying to stay busy to not be too bored. But then we got to hang out at night. On Sunday we toured some church history sites and ended up at Adam-Ondi-Ahman where Woody popped the question!! The jewler was supposed to send the ring up but they forgot, luckily Woody's friend's mom was coming up also and brought the ring with her. I was so excited to finally be officially engaged and spent the rest of the summer planning our wedding!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
10 things to do while your spouse obsesses over the world cup
Survival Tip #1: Hit the gym. Your
Survival Tip #2: Stack up on your summer reads. Spend an afternoon in the park getting lost in a book (... or two!). Suggested reading: Bend It Like Beckham (just kidding!).
Survival Tip #3: Dust off those cookbooks. You know what's silly and fun at the same time? Cooking meals that correspond to the games (like pasta when
Survival Tip #4: Wash your car. It'll give you an excuse to get out of the house — and away from the sound of your spouse yelling "Bad call!" at the TV. Besides, a little sunshine will do you some good. And your windows are dirty.
Survival Tip #5: Shop. If there was ever a time to snag a few "extra" items at the store, it's now. What else are you going to do?
Survival Tip #6:Make the basement (or spare room) into your own personal lair. Stake your claim on the coveted space and turn into your own personal home
Survival Tip #7:Sign up for classes in something that interests you. By the time your spouse is done watching the World Cup, you could be an expert salsa dancer/pottery painter/French speaker/Frisbee thrower ... (okay, you get the idea).
Survival Tip #8: Revamp your MP3 playlist. Finally, you can shop for songs you like without your spouse standing over your shoulder asking, "Really? You're paying to hear Lady
Survival Tip #9: Make travel plans. What could be more in the spirit of the World Cup than planning a trip to a country you've always wanted to visit? Just, you know, be sure to invite your spouse.
Survival Tip #10: Start scheduling your post-World Cup TV schedule — and DVR-ing all of your favorite shows. Remember, what goes around comes around!
In all fairness it's not the bad - most games are on in the morning and truth be told I get sucked into everything. So although I am not a fanatic like my husband (who woke up at 5:30 to watch a game) I will watch them with him sometimes and today I did check to see if USA won the match. So my dear Woody (if he reads this, he always reads the ones I could get in trouble for) I am not complaining about your world cup fascination, cheer them on baby!!! And while you do I have some plans for me :)
Sunday, June 20, 2010
My husband is not yet a father but someday he will be :) I know that he will make a great father because of how much he loves his niece and nephews. He is great with the kids and enjoys playing with them and having fun. I am grateful for his hard work now in preparing for the future he is the best husband a girl could ask for: sweet, loving, forgiving and patient love you wood
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Here's what I'm confused about: why is it... that when people call and I send them up to lets say membership and then they call me back all mad and frustrated saying that they would like to talk to a person not a machine. Really? Did you not listen to the machine? Cuz you must have missed the part where it said they were unable to answer to please leave a message bla bla bla. Then I have to politely explain to them that real people answer that line they just all must be busy so if they leave a message (no one understands this concept either) then some one will call them back. Well, like I said, people just don't leave messages. So I get the same person call back 3-4 times because they refuse to leave a message and they keep trying to catch the person and of course it is always my fault that the people are not answering.
O the woes of being a receptionist....
Friday, June 11, 2010
I am really confused why I get so sick when I am hungry. STOP I AM NOT PREGNANT . this wonderful mystery has happened most of my life, sometimes it gets worse and sometimes better. It's not like a "wow, I'm hungry" it's literally that i get hot and kind of clammy and then I just get kind of dizzy and light headed it's very close to what car sickness feels like. So I am wondering what the heck? It would be really nice to not have to bring snacks EVERYWHERE I go, and to be able to cut down the food intake possibly? I dunno but I'm just saying... Hopefully this does not get worse when I do get pregnant I'm hoping it's like the lactose intolerant thing, Wood said that there is a 30% chance it (lactose intolerance) will go away when I'm pregnant!! YIPEE So maybe my hunger sickness will get better, but sadly I fear it is more likely to get worse.
As I am sure you can guess, I am currently hungry.. feeling the hot and clammy coming on... and the bad news: I already ate my afternoon snacks at work :(
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
PLUS I'm working and usually I do my homework at work except for lately I've had to do work at work LAME!!
PLUS for one my classes I have to get 12 observation hours at an elementary school and since I've squeezed all my classes and work in so tightly I was only able to go in for about an hour every afternoon... and that was leaving work an hour early.
PHEW! The good news is: I have been working in Shani's classroom for my hours and I have really enjoyed it. Maybe it's just been fun because it's the end of the year or cuz Shani is such a cool teacher or cuz I'm a flippin balla so all the kids like me .... but I've decided that it would have been ok for me to get my elementary education license (meaning I could teach 1-6) instead of my ECE license (I can only teach preschool-3). But I just remember that the bad stories coming out of the higher grades (I think) are worse than the ones that come out of the lower grades.. so I'm good with my little ones :)
Woody has been the best. Not counting last night.. it has been well over a week since I last cooked dinner. But count into the fact that we were both sick for a couple of days and we went to Vegas for the weekend. But yesterday I decided I'd take a break from school and be a wife for the night.. by this I mean while Woody was at work I was going to clean, I did pick up the kitchen but then I noticed that Woody had already cleaned everything else! Way to go Babe!! I made us some dinner and then when he came home we went grocery shopping (it's been like 2 maybe 3 weeks...) at Walmart and picked up some pictures. This was ridiculously FUN! It was so nice to be able to just hang out with Woody for a night. we had a blast singing and dancing in the car and put up some picture frames in the house.
I am the luckiest for girl because I got the best husband!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Daddy and I on our pretty couch after a long hard day work
Woody sitting in the chair!
Our wall assemble... It ended up being a little bit higher than I planned and a little closer... but I'm new at this whole hanging things up and I think it turned out pretty cute
Our dining area :)