Thursday, July 30, 2009

Forever in blue jeans

"Money talks. But it don't sing and dance and it don't walk" Nobody says it like Niel Diamond. And if I keep not working the way I am I will forever be in blue jeans... Which I don't mind! I finally snagged some hours at work, but in the time I have had "0ff" let me fill you in on what I have been doing.
Snow Cones: My sister-in-law Annie and I went to get some snow cones and they were delish! And even better than teh snow cone...Elijah! He is getting so big and cuter everyday! I didn't think it was possible but he is proving me wrong.
Potato Salad: I got a wild hair last night and decided I wanted to try and make potato salad. For my first try, I would have to say I did pretty darn good. As soon as I finish this huge bowl of it, I can't wait to give it another try.
Intervention and Obssessed: I am addicted to Intervention and obssessed with ObssessedI don't know if you have ever seen the shows but if you haven't you should. On intervention, they follow addicts around telling them they are doing a documentary on addiction and then they have an intervention at the end and send them to treatment. Obssessed is a show about people with OCD and following them through Behavior Therapy for 12 weeks. Both are very interesting.
Last but not Least.... Found out my student teaching placement! I don't know much, just what the secretary told me on the phone. I am STILL waiting for the packet to come in the mail. I will be teaching 1st grade at Upland Terrace Elementary in Salt Lake City. I was SO hoping I would get either Kindergarten of 1st so I am very happy. I love love love teaching but hate hate hate lesson plan writing so this next semester will be very interesting.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stolen Material

So I found a friends blog and stole this from it. He would probably kill me if he knew, but I just love the way he says what he says. So J, if you find this, remember that imitation is the highest form of well as copy and pasting

"i have been playing with new babys and watching children and seeing new niave life and i stop and wonder what happens to use that we lose that innocence? that we stop doing things that use to be so fun, that we become lazy and concerned with the people around us so much that we let us dictate our lives. why would any one want to become an adult!!?!!??!?! why? Screw growing into a robot life(which i have been thinking every one is lately but i have revised that to think that only children really know what it is to live!)! how can kids just live? amazing. i now strive to be more like a child more and more everyday! when faced with something daunting that you dont want to do, what did you do when some one ask you if you were scared as a kid? you said" no, im not scared!" and hiked up your breeches and tackled the biggest monsters the most frightening bullfrogs and jumped the biggest ditches. you put your dolls in ovens and you threw rocks at things that would get you in trouble!!!! and boy that was sure liven! dancing in front of strangers with out ever even seeing a dance move in your life, done. they laugh? You took it like a champ! nothing had an effect on did what you wanted as best you could!"

Amen brotha, Amen

Signs I want to go back on vacation

1. Eva's signing time sogns are still stuck in my head... "L,M,N,O"
2. I had dreams about holding babies last night. Probably because I didn't hear any crying during the night
3. Last night was the first time I was not happy with the 90 degree weather here.
4. I keep thinking there is Dr. Pepper in the fridge
5. When I drove past a Farmers Market sign I got excited
6. I keep seeing traces of Declan staying here and I refuse to pick them up hoping he will come back and stay with me (his water jug sitting on my counter, his poorly packed game that I need to repack and send to him, the blanket he slept with still on my couch)
7. I avoided seeing my roommate the 5 minutes she was home so I wouldn't have to tell her I was back
8. I have been looking for Carmen Electra's Strip Aerobics on DVD...Ok I lied about that one. But could you imagine the hours of fun?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

For the love of the bag

So I want a new purse but can't seem to find the perfect one in my price range. I do, how ever, find great ones outside of my price range. Like the one above. $85 on Then there was the one that I found at TJMaxx for $90 that I can't stop thinking about. (I saw it 3 months ago) I am sure it is long one now. Some day, some day...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Just another day

I wanted to quickly blog about a couple things before I hit the ol' grindstone again.
#1. At one of the homes I work at, they had the most glorious blankets that reminded me of Brittani so I had to share. They are made from that ultr-soft fabric that lots of baby blankets are made out of but they have all sorts of patterns. Check out Marla Roo's Minkys.
#2. I had the best day of summer the other day. After work, my friend Matt and I headed over to our friend's apartment complex so round up some ppl to swim. On our way we jammed out to Michael Jackson's PYT (pretty young thing). We got some people together and swam for several hours. I must brag, I beat 3 our of 4 boys in the biggest splash contest. I know that isn't exactly working on being girly (as mom likes to remind me) but it sure was fun. After swimming, we grilled up some chicken. While Layton was grilling, I convinced his roommate James, whom I had met that day, to take me for a ride on his motorcycle. Okay, so it didn't take much convincing, but I absolutley loved it! My friend Anglea who was my roommate in Jerusalem, came and swam annd hung out for a while. I really did have a ton of fun.
#3. I have been embracing the curl! I dont know what has changed this week, but I have come to the realization that I have no idea why I blow dry and style my hair everyday when I have curly hair. I now just hop out of the shower, wrap a towel around my head. Do my makeup, pull the towel off my hair, (here is the important part) Don't brush my hair, scrunch some mousse in there, and go. By not brushing all the curl out of my hair, it looks so much better when I just let is go. Yes, I am loving my nappy/curly head. Plus, I once heard that boys like loose curly hair becaue it makes a girl appear more free spirited. Who knows, it might be true!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A few picks from my favorite 30 minutes of this weekend

Is it just me or is he getting way too big way too fast

My cutie pa-tootie Jamison

My porch buddies

Asher was loving all the flags. And the cupcakes of course

Yummy hot dogs the wonderful family I work with gave me. And I loved the cupcakes too!

Like a popsicle on the 4th of July

For those of you not wanting to read this whole post, let me give you the short list of why I loved this weekend:
1. Nieces and Nephews (melt my heart every time)
2. Family- you really can't have too much family around
3. No work!
4. Idependence Day - I got a little more emotional about it than I I thought I would with my brother being in Kuwait
5. Food, so much food
I don't know about you but I loved this weekend. I can't even tell you how excited I was to see my family and spend some time with them. It was just as fun as I imagined it would be. I got to spend some time with just mom and dad on Saturday and seeing everyone Saturday night and Sunday was so much fun. I was even excited to see Annie's (my sister in law) parents. As much as I love my brothers and sisters, their kids make family get togethers one billion times more exciting. I used to hate having to sit at the kids table and never getting to go with the 'adults' when I was growing up. Now I realize that it is way more fun sitting on the front porch with the kids, letting them smash cupcakes into their face. (It also allows me to smash cupcakes into my face) I can't believe how big all the nieces and nephews are getting and that Perry and christi are going to be adding grandbaby # 15 this December! I can tell you one thing for sure, it will be cute!
Today Jamison and I were sitting on the front porch and she asked me when I am going to move back into my old house. I told her I asked Mammy (my mom) if I could just live in their basement forever but Mammy said no. I told her I was living in Utah for a while and soon it would be time for me to find a real job. Then she asked me if I could get one where I could see her. Oh tug on the heart strings! This weekend really got me thinking about what the heck I am going to be doing after student teaching and maybe even panicing a little bit. I have been doing some searching today and checked out the Early Intervention and emailed people about keeping me posted on job openings. I know Farmington New Mexico is no place for me to find a husband, but it seems like no place in this world is a place to find a husband. So I am even keeping my eyes open in New Mexico. I checked out Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas. Texas just started a special program for children with Autism that looks really interesting. I will really keep my eyes on that one.
Before I forget...Did I mention how dang cute my nephew Elijah is? I cannot wait to babysit him!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The smell of adventure in the air

Yep, I got a great big whiff of adventure tonight. I visited Nathan tonight and we popped in our Jerusalem video...bad bad idea. A. I cried through most of it and laughed the rest of the time B. It reminded me of just how much I hate choosing to do what gets me to the next responsible step in life. Here is the deal, I am mostly looking forward to having a career so it can fund future adventures. Yes, I have done a little looking into jobs overseas but those are wishful thinking. I need some experience under my belt first. Blah, Blah, Blah, Utah is boring me to death, I need to go somewhere soon...