Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Funny

I love being a primary teacher.. yes sometimes it is really hard and I am happy that the kids don't come home with us, but most of the time I absolutely love it. Today was one of those I love it days.

The girl who was our spotlight today said she wanted magic hair that would grow really fast and long, so she could donate it... as she has done twice now (1st & 3rd grades) and will do it again in 5th grade. Cute right? Well after the spotlight Cody, grabs me by the head, puts his arm around me and tells me he loves my yellow hair. He then starts to play with my hair and twirl it in his fingers, "I love your yellow hair, it's twirly like a yellow roller coaster, it goes round and round" " I love it yellow, but I don't like the suntan lotion you put in it", then he smells my hair. "Mmmm..."

I just loved that story and had to blog it before I forgot it. I am okay with yellow roller coaster hair. Apparently even little boys like it. Good idea for a children's book huh?

-S :)

Friday, December 26, 2008


This is our Christmas tree, we are quite proud of it, it has snowflake lights (blue & white) but they don't come out well in a picture.. looks like next year we will need a bigger tree, this one is jammed-packed full of our Christmas ornaments.
Do you like our tree topper? We do! His name is Dufus the Reindeer, poor guy crash landed and we adopted him.
This is Joe's masterpiece, we had a day we spent making our "gingerbread" houses, I think this will be a family tradition for us.
This lovely house is the one I made, I am pretty happy with it. It is pretty much the best "Gingerbread" house I have ever made!
Even poor Daisy, our guard turtle, got covered in snow

Living in a winter wonderland

This is the view of our living room window, we can't see out unless we are standing up
Check out this igloo!! We were out there when it was being built.
My Graham Cracker tribute to the Rexburg Temple

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Disney's 12 Pains of Christmas

This is so funny!

12 Days of Christmas.. 2nd try

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I was tagged by Sierra, thanks lol

8 Shows that I enjoy watching:
1. Gilmore Girls
2. Ugly Betty
3. Samantha Who
4. Smallville
5. My Wife and Kids
6. America's Funniest Home Videos
7. Extreme Makeover Home Edition
(I don't watch TV that much... this was a hard list to make!)

8 Things that happened yesterday:
1. I woke up early (normal)
2. I watched the snow outside
3. I went out and helped Joe shovel the snow
4. I delivered memos for Jessica
5. Did laundry
6. Took a nap on the couch while Joe watched Narnia 2
7. Taught Piano lessons
8. Ate dinner with and enjoyed time with my in-laws

8 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Christmas with Joe, and attending my Great-Grandma's party for the 1st time in 5 years
2. Traveling to Kennewick tomorrow
3. wearing my skinny pants ... so so close!
4. Joe finishing school next semester and walking with him at graduation
5. getting over this stupid cold so I can breath and work out
6. Moving out of Rexburg
7. Adoption Paperwork being turned in...
8. Joe starting a Job he will love

8 Things I love about winter:
1. Christmas !!!!
2. Family time!
4. Hot Chocolate...mmm
5. Snow, snow ball fights, building snow men...
6. Our (Joe and I) Birthday
7. a good book and warm blanket
8. cuddling to stay warm

8 Things on my wish list:
1. A House after graduation... and Joe's apprenticeship
2. Kids.... hoping adoption comes quickly
3. More time with family
4. Long hair (lol) I am growing mine out again
5. More time in the day
6. a dog.. ( that will happen some day)
7. A big, happy, healthy family of my own.. a rainbow family :)
8. ... I dunno I want to play the guitar!

8 People I tag:
1. Arielle
2. Cassidy
3. Lindsey S
4. Kim
5. Megan
6. Wendy
7. Stacy
8. Mom

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quickly... GOOD NEWS

I have lived with insulin resistance for over a year now I have modified my diet, I modified my activity level I have changed my life... and I was retested last week for Insulin Resistance.....

I AM NOT INSULIN RESISTANT ANYMORE.... but I will keep up the life changes because I am still going to be at risk for diabetes... finally good news at a doctor appointment... and I HATE doctor appointments!!

It is finals week so I haven't had any new posts.. I want time!! So until next week when I am a college graduate!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sometimes I hurt...

You know most of the time I think that I do really well, I try really hard at it anyway. I even practice my brave face in the mirror.. no not really. But maybe I should...
I love school, but more than that I love that I am almost done with school. I want out of Rexburg soooo bad. I hate how I am literally surrounded by pregnant girls, yesterday I saw more pregnant ladies than I can count on two fists...not kidding, and not exaggerating... to top it off a girl in my class announced that she is expecting. (followed by a quiet brave face)

I am happy for people who are willing and able to have kids, but it does hurt me. It hurts becuase I feel like I can't and I am terrified to try because I am tired, I am tired of miscarrying and tired of surgeries. I am tired of people being worried about us or only asking how are you feeling... I am tired of my sweet husband following me to disappointing doctor appointments or holding my hand while I lay in a hospital bed after surgery. I am emotionally and physically worn out. I want more than anything to be a mom, but having this kind of exposure makes it really hard not to feel the impact of the fact that I am childless. I don't like to dwell on that fact but I was overcome with it yesterday...I had a good cry, but I never learn, I need to cry when I need to cry and not to hold it in until I am too tired to hold it any longer.

I have many friends who are pregnant and I am genuinely happy for you, really truly. But our plan is to adopt and I was overwhelmed today by the flow of support of my classmates who have asked questions and shown real interest. It means a lot and it means even more how quickly people have shown support and enthusiasim for adoption..thanks


No one is invisible...

Just when I thought it was nice that we hide out in the primary and love our calling, even if it wear's us out.. we have a Sunday like this one...

November 30th:
I get two phone calls before church, the important one was that we were going to have two classess in primary today...we ended up with twelve , yes twelve kids in our class. Impressed?? I am, we survived and the primary presidency was shocked.

Before Sacrament meeting the bishop (FINALLY) gives us his recommendation for adoption and then announces that they will be released next week, so good thing that we have an extra bishop recommendation letter and we will be one of the first appointments with the new bishopbric...

We go and sign up for tithing settlement and the bishopbric asks us to say the prayers in sacrament meeting.. cool.. better that talks!!
After Sacrament meeting I got stopped twice.. once by my visiting teacher who informed me that she was bringing us cake on our birthday, she says it's not good to make your own cake. Then a guy stopped me and turns out he is the guy that called me and asked me to be a merit badge counselor for life saving... apparently word is out... I know how to save lives.. lol

When I arrived in primary I ended up playing the piano (apparently a lot of people went out of town and didn't get subs or even call the primary presidency to let them know!) so Joe was left with two full rows of kids ages 5-7 but they were good. I kept checking, I was nervous.

Class with twelve kids went surprisingly well... some how our kids acted better being with the younger class than on their own.. weird! But much appreciated.

Moral of the story, if you think you are invisible you are NOT and you may be destined for a day like ours. It was fun but I am glad that that is not an everyday experience. :)