November 15, 2011

SO BUSY!!!

We have been so busy lately!  I have been planning lesson plans and getting everything organized with my school stuff and classroom.  I absolutely love teaching!  Best decision ever!!  I would never give it up for the world! 

I don't know if we mentioned this, but we got a new dog and she is the cutest thing.  Her name is Moose (thanks to Danielle for the name!) and she is a Shih-tzu!  She gets along perfectly with Rocky.  The hardest part has been to train her.  She can't seem to pick up stuff as easily as Rocky did. 

Our house is coming great.  We have started working on the basement and we tiled our kitchen the last couple of weeks.  I'll post some pictures in a bit on that, but it is looking fantastic.  I can't wait for the holidays!  I am going to clean and get my house ready this weekend for the holidays.  I am also going to cook some goodies for thanksgiving and prepare for our family parties! 

Anyways...just updating the blog.  I have been so busy, but I do promise to post things more! 

PS! I've been attending the gym!!  My little sister Jaynanne has been my personal trainer.  I am determined to lose weight!  I probably won't lose the 50 pounds I wanted to this year, but I am already feeling better about myself!  Just got to keep it up. 

Love ya!

August 21, 2011

FANTASTIC WEEK

This week has been totally awesome!!  I started the week by giving my notice to quit my current job.  I decided to become an Intervention Specialist (a tutor at an Elementary School for math/reading) at Ogden School District and then substitute on the side.  I was super nervous about doing this, but I knew that I wanted to work in Education so I took a giant leap of faith with the full support of my fantastic husband.  I soon got a call to go in and interview at Weber High School in the Weber School District for a part time teaching job.  I interviewed and waited patiently for the results.......I GOT THE JOB!!!  I am the newest Government teacher at Weber High School!!! Yay!!  I start school on Tuesday and I can't wait!

That is really all of the news but here are some more pics and stories on the previous months:

This is our fireplace/living room under construction.....


This is our fireplace/living room now.....


It is so gorgeous!  We love it!!

A few months into our remodel, Michelle (Jeremy's Sister), gave us a loaf of pre buttered and garlic french bread.  To be honest, we forgot about it until a week after we had recieved it.  I decided to cook it for dinner and didn't unwrap it, I just threw it on the grill.  Needless to say, this is how it turned out.....


It was a giant loaf of mold!!  It smelled so rancid!  Disgusting :(

This was our first flower of the year and at our house.....


Anyways, closing note....I know that sometimes life can be hard and depressing.  The last several months have been that way since I started my job search.  Jeremy was always the stalwart faithful who knew everything would be ok.  I didn't have this faith and trust until recently.  I made the choice to be ok with anything that was thrown at us.  I made an effort to thank my Heavenly Father every single day for the opportunities I was presented with and the blessings we already had.  I quit stressing out and being nervous about the future and accepted that everything would work out when it should and it has.  Our life has been tremendously blessed and we are so grateful for everything we have been given.  Life rocks!!

Love ya!

August 14, 2011

Long Time, No Talk

It has been such a long time since I posted something!  We have had such a busy life the last 7 months.  I'm trying to get all my pictures uploaded, but it might take me forever....so we'll do the updates in spurts over the next few weeks. 

I have not followed my new year resolutions very well.  I went to work 80 hours a week during my final semester of school and we started our remodel on the house.  I have had no time to actually focus on myself.  I am just starting to exercise regularly and trying to eat more healthy.  It feels pretty good....I guess :)  (I have decided that I absolutely love food.  There are people that eat to live, but I live to eat!)  So we'll just start from the beginning.  We closed on our house on January 31st of this year.  We moved most of our stuff that night.  We pack our basement and garage full.  We lived in a creepy bedroom in our basement that was half finished.  We decided to live in our house during the remodel, because we knew it would be easier for our schedules to just toughen up and do it that way.  It was sort of fun.  It was a huge adventure that we are still having!

After we moved our stuff in that night, we started our remodel....I think testosterone was the pushing force.

video

This is Jeremy's brother Trent with the sledgehammer and our nephew Tucker.  Jeremy is walking around.  Our other brother-in-law Casey is the one that is talking.  The wall they are taking down is in between the dining room and kitchen.  We wanted to expand the area to make it feel bigger.

During....


                                                          


After....




From that point on, the house demo took over our lives....


But in the end everything was worth it....and I'll post those pictures later!!

Ending note, this was our Valentine's Date this year.  It was so romantic!  Jeremy stopped working for the day and made dinner for when I got home.  Keep in mind that we didn't have a microwave or kitchen.  He used the grill and the next week we tried learning how to cook on our old fire stove thing we found in the basement. 


I love you sweetheart!  Thank you for all the work you have done on our house and the support you have given me during school and now!  I couldn't make it through life without you!!

Love ya!


January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

New Year Resolutions for 2011 -

1:  Lose 50 pounds

2:  Floss every single day

3:  Blog at least once a week

4:  Enjoy Life!!

Love ya!