Monday, February 21, 2011

happy presidents day

hope everyone took a second to think about WHY
we had the day off work/school.
happy presidents day!
“A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” ~James Madison
“The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves.” ~James A. Garfield


three zero zero

well well well! what do we have here?....
my 300th blog post. wow-ee
i have no idea what i have really said in 300 posts...but somehow i got here
SO i figured i would mention 30 things i love, because 3 is too few, and 300 is a lot...and i have a life to get back to, so i figured 30 was as good as its gonna get
here we go! in no particular order...
  1. weekends and all the fun that comes with them
  2. my family and the awesomeness that is them
  3. true friends. the ones that know me, and love me, and understand me
  4. music. listening to it, singing it, dancing to it, studying it, sleeping to it, feeling it, so on and so forth
  5. the eiffel tower and anything french (duh)  
  6. finger nail polish. confession: my nails have been painted every single week since august. love it
  7. stupid movies
  8. my ward
  9. my roommates
  10. slippers
  11. teaching 4th grade
  12. amusing things that 4th graders like to say
  13. glee (which is another duh)
  14. red tulips
  15. facebook (guilty)
  16. veggie garden cream cheese
  17. shoes
  18. my fish king george, which i will have you know is still alive and well....thought he was a gone-r for a while there, but he is a strong little fella
  19. my scrapbooks
  20. clean kitchens, and bathrooms courtesy of yours truly
  21. sleepovers with liz, watching this movie, which i absolutely LOVE
  22. blogging as well as blog stalking...
  23. any movie set in paris.
  24. movie soundtracks. broadway soundtracks and anything else i can belt it to
  25. the fact that a paycheck is in the near future
  26. institute and my sorority
  27. the pretty mountains out my kitchen window
  28. my car and the fact that it works
  29. utah state sweatpants and sweatshirt which i wear far too often
  30. and in one month exactly it will officially be spring. i like spring
so there it is. that was actually pretty easy....i could keep going, but my computer is going to die
so there you have. thank you readers for...reading. and here's to 300 more posts! holy cow!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

more like the kids we babysat than the dads who drove us home.

read it.
share it.
serious




what a beautiful place...to be with friends

"These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong."

wise words. gotta love harry potter.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

so this is love

here's my cliche valentines day post. because im awesome, and just cliche like that....which you already knew...
you know, i have always loved valentines day, and have never really understood all the whining and booing that girls take part in for like a week and a half prior, and following. (and then some)
valentines was always special at my house, and at school.
my mom would buy flowers, make a yummy dinner, and have a box of chocolates on our dinner plate. she would help me make cute valentines for school, and always bought me a silly valentines shirt with glittery hearts on it to wear to school.
as i got older, ya "having a boyfriend" would have been nice but it never gets me down.
i find ways to celebrate with friends and family that i love, and by doing things that i love and i can find joy in.
this year is no different.
i think the whole "SAD" (single awareness day) part of valentines is depressing and i dont want any part in it.
valentines is about LOVE! even single people have LOVE!
im going to celebrate valentines day by partying all day with my 4th graders, going to the gym, and going to FHE. then i will keep my yearly tradition of watching 'return to me' because i think its one of the sweetest love stories.
sounds like an ideal day to me!
someday, valentines will hopefully be shared with a man, but im not worrying about it now. why? because its not my time. im living a pretty good life right now, and im happy. people always say love finds you when you least expect it, so im not expecting it anymore. im done with stupid crushes, and feeling insecure. im not complaining about it, and im not listening to people complain about it anymore. im done, finished, boda-bing boda-boom, and am focusing on embracing the life i have, surrounded with people i love.
and thats my two cents on the topic. :)
i hope everyone has a glorious and wonderful valentines full of love and laughter! you rock!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

thats my man and his legs dont work!

so.... i survived week 1 as a real life teacher. and it was AWESOME! my students are adorable, and i am seriously loving every minute. i even managed to get a wicked cold before i even started, so i feel week two will be even better.

my mom and brother came to visit last weekend, and it seriously felt like only a few hours they were here, and then they were gone. i feel jipped.

i wish there was more time in the day, simply to listen to music. sometimes i feel like i neglect all my music because i run out of time. am i insane? well yes i am, but i have accepted it.

did i mention the school district gives me a macbook to use while i teach? im in heaven. i will never go back to PCs. they are evil.

as you may have guessed by my blog design change. i am currently pretending its spring in hopes that it will just automatically become spring. because im through with winter. im ready for green grass, chirping birds, budding flowers, and flip flops. whos with me?

we had a lesson on heros this week, and i asked all the kids to write about their hero. some where really entertaining, and some were really touching. but one girl...she wrote about me. haha apparently i am doing something right during week 1? wait till next week deary...muh hahaha.

currently watching anne. no one understands the love i have for that movie. well, my mom does, but thats about it.

i found this website somewhere a few weeks ago, and i love it. sometimes things are dirty, so take that as a fair warning, but sometimes there are really magical things on there :) and im all about magical...

glees doing rent this week! rent! yes i LOVE rent! they are also doing justin beiber...oh yes. i said justin beiber.

got to hang out with miss katie on friday. i seriously love that girl, and all the good times we have together. she seriously is one of my favoritest people in the world. love.

SO i pretty much LOVE this new TW song. yes? much better than the lady gaga original. definitely.

there once were all these things in my head i knew i needed to blog about. apparently they are gone now.

oh watch this. cause i like it. a lot. (#22 is a ninja!) (i'm so overcome with love!)

thats all i have for now. peace and love.

except for the fact that i REALLY want to do this to my bike:

Monday, February 7, 2011

very nice

#1. i LOVE mr darren chriss.
he's very...nice.

#2. i LOVE gap. its always been my store. ya know, i did work there one summer, and spend more there than i earned.

#3. two new glee episodes in one week?
heaven.


p.s. first day was SPECTACULAR will post more soooooooon.
<3

also, this is fantastic...admit it. you love glee

Sunday, February 6, 2011

one last hoo-rah

well folks, the time has come.
the day i have been looking forward for one heck of a long time.
the day i become a real teacher.
i am so excited, a little freaked out, and very anxious about tomorrow.
this week i celebrated lots,
because i felt it was very important to have a last hoo-rah before i say goodbye to a social life
and hello to utah history, and long division.
not that you really care what i did all weekend, but here ya go:
monday: slept in, attended a fabulous ward fhe talent show, and watched the bachelor 
tuesday: went into my school for the majority of the day, cleaning, organizing, and throwing out lots of random papers and such. then went to a concert with miss emily m. which was pretty grand, just uber long :)
wednesday: slept in...again, went to lunch with liz, went to some darling little shops in sugarhouse, went to liz's parents house for groundhog dinner, (get it, ground hog-pulled pork haha) and to watch groundhog day of course
thursday: movie marathon and ultimate 4th grade planning. it was epic. i watched a few movies, and got almost 2 full weeks of school planned out. thats pretty legit. also went to a chinese new year party, and had AMAZING chinese food. awesome
friday: spent the entire day at my school. met with a parent, got all my papers copied, organized some more, met MOM and BROTHER for lunch and then they helped me move in and make my classroom look glamourous! 
saturday: ran errands, went to the teacher store :) out to lunch, visited more cute shops, walked around gateway, ate dinner, and chatted the night away with family and friends.
sunday: had a much needed talk with my mom. had to say goodbye :( went to church with liz, drove to kyms watch the pre-glee show (aka the superbowl) and THEN glee finally came back! oh thank you thank you!
it was grand.
and now i sit her in my bed. wishing sleep would come,
but alas, it doesnt.
heres to hoping i dont fall asleep teaching my students tomorrow!
ahhhh MY students!
glorious.
farewell and goodnight folks. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

the transformation of thoughts

"Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

one of five thousand

not that i NEED a new project,
i mean i have five thousand plus underway,
but you know me.
always trying to complicate my life more than needed.
so HERE it is in all its glory.
enjoy!