Sunday, July 31, 2011

Isn't Life Grand?

I know, it has been a while since I have blogged. But I have been having bloggers block. But it was pointed out to me that I have the block because life is going so good right now. Looking back on how "blah" I was, makes me laugh. I was pathetic there for a bit. But I am SOOOOOOO glad that has changed.

I feel like this post is going to be random, but hey... that's me. Take it or leave it.

I mentioned that my sister and her three children came to visit for 4 weeks. It was amazing! Eliza (7) is a little smarty pants that likes to prove me wrong. I found myself actually getting a little upset when she was right about something. Yum (5) is a boy-boy. That kid says the funniest things. Ba-tootie Wash is a new favorite. And then there is Afton (2). Her and I are identical! I'm not even joking. If I wasn't lazy I would scan a picture of me at her age and you'd all see that we are twins! In body and mind. I LOVED torturing here while she was here. A girl after my own heart.
My biggest torture was taking her binki's away from her and taught her that she had to say please first and give me a kiss.

My twin...

My sister! She is funny. She found my camera and had a little fun of her own. She is tiny (hotty with a body). She is crafty and a great mom. She is so talented it is RIDICULOUS! Sister envy? Maybe a little. I love you Heather B!
I have been shopping a little here and there. I have been getting wicked good at finding things for cheap that bring that little extra 'bite' to my wardrobe. I am really going for that hot teacher look... maybe I should be teaching high school? One of the shirts I bought had this sticker on it. It made my day and I decided to believe it.

I spoke in sacrament today... not my favorite thing to do, but it was fine. It was a good reminder that tough times have a purpose.

Other than work, I have been doing some house sitting. Great money? YES! 8 malamutes howling at 4 in the morning... kill me! Rooster going off every hour starting at 5 am? Murder me now! Needless to say, the pay was worth it cause I did it again this past weekend. It was nice having a house to myself.

The past month has been amazing! For a few reasons. Well... one in particular. But I am not one to brag.
I am exhausted! for two reason:
them damn dogs... and early morning visits from this boi....

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm Back!

I feel overwhelmed with all I need to update ya'll about...

First thing... California. Was. A. Blast. The drive was miserable, but my mom and I are troopers and make things happen. I have gone to my grandparents every summer for as long as I can remember. It has turned into a mom and me trip because everybody else is gone and doing bigger things. So we have turned it into OUR king of trip. Which means the band Queen blaring, carrots, gatorade and grumpy woman. Bliss.

For those who don't know when we go, we go to work, not to play. My grandparents are getting up there in their old age and are having a harder time keeping up on the little things and some of the big things on the farm. That's where we come in! Wonder Woman. This year it was wood (as always), garbage clean up, weeding (which I didn't do) and swimming! My aunt's, my mom and I created our own farm girl work out. Seriously, it was legit. We had songs and everything. Needless to say, the next day was Sunday and we were all grateful for a day of rest. It was tough work, but I love that I know how to do it and enjoy it..... to a certain degree.

Aunt Jeanie, me, Aunt Sharon and Gpa rockin it in the wheelbarrow. It started off a very cold day, but the sun came out.
The beginning... I hate this part.
One of our workout routines.
As part of our workout we added this one. I got tired of bending over, so this is what happened. The doggy push.
I got my Aunt Sharon to try it to. She had a wicked under-legs-arm.
My grandpa created his little log-spliter-thing. I wasn't allowed to operate....
Yup... I was annoyed.
The water was WICKED cold. I was kind of a baby every day before getting in.
This is my Grandpa.. 89 years old and holding. This man is going to live forever. He went down the slide and did a belly flop into the pool. Real Legit.
Group shot. The little boy right next to me... that's my cousins son, James. He is my best friend James.

Second thing....on my return (we left at 5 am. Monday because I had to work that night.. UGH) I had a lovely email congratulating me on my student teaching assignment. You are looking at a 5th/6th split teacher right here. Nervous? Yup, but it is what I wanted. I am excited. Now that I know I get to start planning lessons and get the teacher juices flowing (does that sound gross?). Only a few more week here in Washington and then I am off to Utah.

Utah scares me, but I am going to have the best of the best people there with me. ;D

I guess I really didn't have that much to update. Lame.

Ally I miss you... do you know yours yet?
Clara write me back!
Jaqui I am still waiting on your letter....

Upcoming events...
Bellingham to visit the Chandlers!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Doesn't the word quickie make you laugh? It make me laugh.. out loud... loudly.
I know it has been forever since I've blogged and it is going to be a bit longer. My life has been crazy for the past two weeks. I feel like so much has happened and overwhelmed with updating ya'll the complete full story of my adventures.

I am heading to California for a family reunion. I am looking forward to it. It is something my mom and I do every summer. I am glad I am still able to go with her. We go a little crazy when being in the car together after 6 hours. My sister and her kids left yesterday... did i get emotional? Sure did. Wouldn't you if your 5 year-old nephew and 7 year-old niece started crying when hugging you good-bye?
I had such a blast with them and my sister. So nice to have some entertainment.

I end tutoring today. THANK GOODNESS!!! I am ready to sleep in again. How am I going to survive being a teacher?
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Pictures and stories will come next week...promise

oh... did I mention I will be house/dog sitting next week for 8 malamutes. CRAZY!!