Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tums, Tums, Tums

So I am at 29 weeks and just recently experienced what it's like to have heartburn. I woke up in the middle of the night and had a tightness in my chest that hurt so bad I couldn't breath. I thought I was having a heart attack! it was awful! We went into the E.R. and after ultrasounds and tests, they think its that my esophagus had a spasm from all the acid build up. I am on some very potent ant-acids and have been best friends with berry tums for the last few weeks. I can't leave the house without 'em!

Friday, April 24, 2009

time flies...

So many things have happened since the last time we blogged...

my mom came into town and celebrated Easter with us. We had dinner at Scott's parents hosue and dyed Easter eggs! (and got some great naps in!) we also got a ton of spring cleaning done and made room for the baby when he comes... it was so nice to have her come and help us get things going.

It was also my sister-in-law, Lori's Birthday! This is her and her family, how cute are those kids!?! Happy Late Late Birthday! The only bad things about this chick is that she is so photogenic that it makes the rest of us look bad and her hair always looks perfect..i know what you are do i handle in laws like these? someone's gotta do it and i'll just have to deal with it.

We missed her on her birthday but we love it that she is so close we can see her almost any day! and most of the time we see her when we all get together to play Settlers of Catan- its our new addiction! So far Lori has the winning streak, 3 wins out of 5.

last of all Scott is done with classes!! Now its just time to find a job! I have one more class this summer, its only seven weeks and then I'll just have my student teaching left!

Friday, April 10, 2009

And the winner is...

So i got my student teaching assignment today and I'll be doing my student teaching at.....

Oak Canyon Junior High in Lindon!

I was a little nervous at first but I'm so glad that I'm teaching at a Junior High and that its not super far from Provo (unless we move to Salt Lake and then its going to be a long commute!)

I don't know what grade yet but I do my Cooperating Teacher. It finally feels like I'm really going to graduate finally!! yah!!

now if I can only get through this semester and that 18 page paper!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

how funny

I used to want a dog till i saw this video


Saturday, April 4, 2009


You know those things in your home that you can't seem to let go of? Things that you want to keep 'just in case' you'll use them? and even when you buy replacements for them, you can't throw away the old ones? For my grandma it was National Geographic magazines, we found some from the 20's last time we went through them. and books...well, just about anything but she grew up in the depression so she has an excuse.

For my mom- its those little butter knifes with the cute ends of seashells, ducks, designs, etc. She can't stop buying them.My little sister, Maddie, its trinkets... when we took her to Chinatown in NYC it was like taking a cat to a room full of catnip- she went crazy.

This morning I went through my make up bag and realized for me its...Mascara.

I counted a total 8- some I've had for since we got married but every time i try to throw them away, I just can't! Today I took a big step- I threw away two of them. Now I need to replace them though and although I'm in love with MAC, our budget isn't. If anyone has any suggestions for good mascara..please! let me know!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


This semester is winding down and with that comes massive papers due. I'm taking a Genocide class with a professor that I have been avoiding the last two years due to rumors of her harshness towards grading and toughness. This semester I just couldn't avoid her. It's been an interesting class- depressing to say the least. she's requiring a 18 page paper due that I have been putting off all semester as well as a 10 page one from my other history class. This last week I finally had time to work on it and what did i do? anything but work on the paper. laundry, dishes, sleeping, other name it, I did it.

I think its been weighing down on me so much that the last two days have been a struggle ( well, that along with Scott finding a job, us preparing for the baby, Scott getting sick and everything else) and I just felt like I was in a rut that I could never get out of. The unexpected snow just put me farther and farther under my covers in the morning rather than getting out of them and I felt agitated all the time.

Well, today it changed. Finally. It was a mildly warmer day and we needed to go drop something off at a neighbors down the block. It was raining lightly but as we went for our walk, the smell of the rain and fresh grass seemed to calm me to the bone and silence all my uneasiness. It felt so good to walk in the rain and feel like everything was fresh again. All the grass seemed a vibrant green and enough flowers were out to give me hope that spring was really on its way. Our neighborhood was silent (something that rarely happens) and when the rain stopped...the sun peaked through the clouds for just enough time to feel like everything was perfect. at least for now.