Saturday, October 30, 2010

Crazy Wednesday

This week I had "Full Day" duty after school, which means that I had to stay until 4:40 with all of the kids that didn't do their homework. When the bell finally rang, we let all the kids go to the bus. I ran to my classroom and grabbed my purse and was walking out the door to go home. As I was walking out the door, I noticed the full day bus was stopped in the middle of the parking lot and my principal was RUNNING out of the front doors. So I ran after her, realizing that something must be wrong. I noticed all of the kids were evacuated off of the bus and the back of the bus was smoking. We took all of the kids inside and called parents and another bus came and picked them up. In the meantime, this is what we was in the parking lot.....

And this is what it looked like when the fire department finally showed up....
Needless to say, it was a pretty crazy afternoon. All the kids were safe and nobody was hurt, except a few teachers hearts because their car bumbers were melted. They goodness I parked on the other side of the parking lot that day!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Goals to live more Healthy

Today I have some new goals that need to be set. I am at a place in my life where I have to get back into shape. Getting old is hard and my body is very different than it used to be, but that doesn't mean I can't do what I used to. I just have to work harder!! In order to do this, I have a large amount of weight to lose. It's hard to do everything with working, so I have some huge goals to set. These goals are:
  1. Get up every morning at 4:30 am
  2. Work out for at least 30 minutes everyday
  3. Lose 50 lbs by July of 2011
  4. Cook healthy dinners every night for my family
  5. Leave work by 4:40 every day

Those are my goals for the rest of the school year. It's the only way I will have time to do everything. I will be asking my Heavenly Father to help me and motivate me everyday to be healthy and keep my family healthy. I want to be a good role model for my son.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Blessful Day

Although, Hunter is now 2 1/2 years old, it's never too late to get a blessing. Today, we FINALLY were able to give Hunter a blessing and name into the church. It was so wonderful to have the family here. Hunter's grandpa Lynn gave the blessing while daddy, grandpa Bill, Uncle Tim, and Brother Wheeler stood in. There was such a wonderful spirit and I cried my eyes out. I am so thankful that we have such wonderful family. Hunter was such a perfectly behaved little boy too! He just sat on my lap and listened. It was amazing.

Afterwards, we all had a really tasty dinner of steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, and corn on the cob. It was such a perfect day. Here are a few pictures of Hunter with all of us.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Aunt Kresta's Visit

Aunt Kresta came to visit us yesterday. Hunter was so excited to see her!! She opened the door and he ran and jumped in her arms. She spoils Hunter rotten,too! Every time she comes over, she brings Hunter a new toy. This time it was a tractor and trailer with farm animals and Hunter absolutely loves it. So he and Kresta played tractors all night.

Today we had to take Kresta to pick up a new puppy. This little dog was the most adorable little cuddly dog I've ever seen! I wish I had a picture of her. She is a little chocolate lab and is about 7 weeks old. Lab puppies are cute, but then they get big and are a huge pains in the you know what!!

After the getting the puppy, we went to Sam's Club and purchased a membership there. Then we proceeded to spend WAY to much money!! But, we got a lot of food that will last us for awhile. We have never bought food in bulk but I think from now on, it will be the best way to go when it comes to grocery shopping. Next time we go we are going to take an ice chest so that we can buy some frozen food and vegetables.

By the end of the day I was exhausted and so was Hunter. We both took naps on the way home, while Keith drove. :) Kresta had to leave this evening, but we had a great time spending time with her. We are all so glad she came to visit and we love her! Thanks for coming to our house, Kresta!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bread, Rolls, and Football Fun!

Well, I am pretty sure that I have eaten my entire days worth of calories just in bread! Tomorrow I am definitely gonna have to start jogging again. Ugh! Today I decided that I needed to learn how to make home made bread. So I made 2 loaves of bread and a pan of rolls for dinner. All of it turned out pretty good for a first timer!! The rolls were perfect, but the bread was kind of funny looking. It tasted great though!! So far I have eaten 4 rolls and 1 slice of bread and would LOVE to eat more if I didn't feel like I was going to throw up. LOL! I didn't get to the pumpkin bread today because the store was out of pumpkin. Hopefully, I will get to that in a few days.
Hunter didn't help me today. He was too busy playing football. After taking him to the Florence vs. RV game, and then Taylor's game on Saturday, Hunter is officially addicted to playing football. When we watch games on TV he gets down with the teams, then when they hike the ball he starts running really fast to make a touch down. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen. He's getting so dang big. Pretty soon we are going to be watching him play. :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Break 2010

Well, it's Fall Break and 110 degrees outside. Yay! I say this sarcastically because it is not truly fall when it's 110 degrees outside. I'm feeling like we need to take a trip up to my Mimi's so that we can get to some fall weather.
I'm so unbelievably relieved that break is here. This first quarter of school has been pretty stressful. Not just at work, but just life in general. Our family has definitely had some ups and downs over the past few months. But I guess that is just how life goes and it will get better. I have complete faith in my Heavenly Father and I know that he will bless our family when we need it.
I'm hoping that I can do some baking over the break. I really despise cooking, but I really do like to bake. Hopefully I will make some homemade bread and I really want to make some pumpkin bread. :) Anyway, that the big update for now!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Such a Hard Thing to Do

Yesterday was fast and testimony meeting at church. I always envy how strong people are to get up and bear their testimony in sacrament meeting. I could never do it. For some reason this experience that I had kept popping into my head, so I figured I would blog it instead of say it. It makes things much easier.
Growing up I always had the church. It was everywhere and I completely disregarded it most of the time. In fact, all through high school I never knew my feelings for it. It was after high school when I realized how important it is.
I was 17 when I graduated high school. At that point, I decided to join the Navy. I left for basic training 3 days after graduation. It was the single most terrifying experience I've ever had. I was alone, I was scared, and there was no way to contact my family besides letters. My first Sunday came and they took our division to the huge chapel where all the different denominations held their services. It was an orientation for us so that we would be able to find what service we wanted and sign up. I almost cried when I was "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Immediately I put my name on the list. I didn't get the opportunity to go that day but I remember clearly the next Sunday.
Sundays were our days we used to polish our boots and iron our uniforms. We were able to get a little bit of rest but not much. We had to use our time wisely if we wanted to have polished boots and perfectly pressed utilities. Most of the people who went to church didn't have much time to get all of their work done. I remember a man walking into our compartment and calling for the LDS members. I was the only girl that walked out of their with him. We walked over to the chapel and it was pouring rain outside. I was soaked and I remember feeling kind of embarrased because I was in my utility uniform and soaked. Not exactly how I had been taught to dress for church. But when I walked through those doors of where our service was held, I had the most wonderful feeling in the world wash over me. I looked around at all of the men and women sitting their in their uniforms and this feeling of peace washed over me and I started crying. Sobbing is a better word. I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be. I cried for the entire meeting! But I wasn't the only one.
The church leaders in this ward were so amazing. They took time every Sunday to come to RTC and meet with us. They talked to me and made sure I was okay. They even called my parents for me and updated them every week. They would send my letters and give me letters because it was faster. They helped me so much! The craziest part was that somehow, someway, my boots were always shinier than anyone else and my uniform was always pressed to perfection. I don't even know how I had the time! All I know is that, this wonderful church helped me get through a very hard situation. It was the experience I needed to know exactly how true and how amazing the gospel is. Without it, I would have drowned. My Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when he led me in that direction.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Seriously?? 5 months....

since i posted to the blog!! I should just quit! LOL. Holy cow things are always so busy. Well, summer break came and went faster than I could have imagined! It doesn't help that our break is only 6 weeks long. Keith had to go back 1 week early for an extra orientation. I went back a week later and then school started 2 weeks ago. It's been a whirlwind.
The summer was really great and we got to spend some time with Hunter, finally! I got to stay home with him and take him swimming. We had a blast. He is such a good little boy and I am so proud of him. He talks so well and has a pretty large vocabulary for a 2 year old. I can't believe he is getting so big.
Keith and I decided to start going back to church. Not that we ever "stopped". We just didn't make the time like we should have. We decided this year that we needed to make it a priority. We went back and before we even started sacrament meeting, I was called to be the ward organist and Keith was called to be the assistant scoutleader for the 11 year olds. It's been kind of stressful, but I feel like our weeks at work have gone by smoother and easier. Especially for the beginning of the year!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I am so bad about posting to my blog!!! I need to at least update it once a week. But it just seems like that is one more thing I need to add to my long list of things to do! I'm so busy. We started back to school the beginning of January and I have been going nonstop since. I feel guilty because I am working so much, I hardly have time to spend with Hunter. It breaks my heart. Thank goodness Keith is so supportive and really steps up to help me with Hunter when I need it!
Hunter just had his 2nd birthday on February 17th. We had a birthday party for him at the park in Florence, and so many people came!! It was really awesome. We had about 30 people at Hunter's Birthday party! We grilled some hot dogs and ate birthday cake and Hunter opened all of his wonderful presents. He made out like a bandit! Hunter has also transitioned very nicely into a Toddler bed. We bought his a "Cars" bed set for it, and he loves going to sleep with Lightening McQueen and Towmater. I can't believe he is getting so big. Stay tuned for pictures from his birthday party!