Thursday, August 20, 2009

The bell rung!!!

Wow! Who knew teaching was this much work! We started faculty meetings and moving into our new school last monday and I started teaching this Monday and so far it has been the best job I have ever had. It has definitely been the hardest job I have ever had but the best things in life take time and dedication. My classroom is set up and more organized than it will ever be. Yesterday, as a school we went up the Spanish Fork Canyon to do service projects. I ended up cleaning a park restroom that hasn't been cleaned for four years. I am trying to forget the experience but at the same time I am so proud of my students for being such hard workers and positive throughout the experience. Honestly, there really is something different about this high school. This week the students rotate from class to class learning the different habits of highly effective people, participating in social activities and my class (6 most important decisions you will ever make). I know I sound cheesy but I really feel like my students are 'getting it.' I love watching their ahaaa moments when they really finally understand that they are in control of their lives and they have the power to choose which path they take in life. As you can tell I absolutely love it.

Billy has had this past week off. This makes me so happy because for as long as I have known him (2 years) he has been working at MetalMart and working so hard in school full-time! It is a much needed break for him. During his week off he has still stayed very productive (unlike me catching up on every movie at redbox on my days off) He has cleaned the house, made bread, registered my car, helped me with my classroom, bought things for my classroom, errands, fixed his bike, rock climbing, gym, and rub my tired back! He honestly is the best!! Life is good!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Scooter Ride

We drove the 5 blocks to Smiths before we realized we forgot the Redbox we wanted to return. Lame.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

iPhone City

We gave in. We joined the masses and got iPhones. We drove to the Apple store in Salt Lake City as boring old Billy and Janae - but we drove home as proud iPhone owners. Our lives would never be the same. Seriously though. Here are some pictures to prove it:

Don't we look different?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Janae's New Job!

This is a picture of Janae in front of her new school. We went over last night and helped move in all of the tables, chairs, and desks. We didn't get to see Janae's specific class room as they were doing some last minute changes but don't you worry - there will be more posts and pictures to come. Janae's over there right now getting her room ready for Parent-Teacher night tonight. She is so excited for teaching that she can't sleep past 6 anymore. I woke up to her this morning leaving on a run to the gym. She's crazy.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

This weekend we went up to Jamie's grandparents cabin just east of Heber City. The view was gorgeous and the food was amazing, but memories of the soon to come cold weather plagued my mind. Billy made a very interesting observation while at the cabin. The older generation (like the cabin we were at) likes to make sure to have the nicest homes, furniture, clothing etc. but at the same time use the oldest forms of technology (ie a computer and TV from 1980). While Billy and I don't mind our poor living conditions and daily hamburger helper as long as we have the newest computer and iphone. ha things have changed.
No, I am not diabetic or have some other health condition, that is a body bug on my arm. Billy surprised me with it a few weeks ago. It keeps track of all the calories you burn through the day, your steps and your physical activity.

Don't look too excited Clay! She worships her big brother!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Shhh..... don't tell my mom but we bought a scooter. She likes to refer to scooters as murdercycles. I disagree. If anyone would like a ride I would be more than happy to do it! The scooter is perfect for evening rides to Utah Lake, Grocery shopping (I end up holding all the bags), going to 24 hour together, or anywhere else we want to. I like to tell myself it is saving the environment and gas money. Future trips with Scoo Scoo (scooters name) is to Arizona to visit Dan and Jamie at law school!

Billy and I before formal night on the cruise. The cruise did not make any money off of us. I am pretty sure I had two main courses (steak and lobster) and close to three desserts that night!

I loved Seattle the most! This is us on the space needle. If you do ever go to the space needle make sure you are on the elevator with normal people, otherwise it is a long ride up. We learned from experience. Favorite parts of Seattle included the largest most beautiful Nordstrom, Pike's Fish Market, fish and chips, mini cheesecakes, music museum and the clean public underground transportation system (I am a nerd I know).
Us in front of the Parliament building in British Colombia. Moments later I answered Canadian trivia, which I answered correctly somehow, for a television news station. Pretty much I am famous up North now! P.S. Canada is cold any time of year.
This was in Astoria, Oregon. We decided to go to get our picture taken on a large anchor just outside of an awesome fisherman's museum that we went to. This little town was so much fun. We loved going to the antique shops, walking along the coast and meeting lots of really fun people.

Johnstons Mill Bed and Breakfast. Funny story: we were lost in midway for almost an hour trying to find this bed and breakfast on our wedding night. Ha, someone was a little frustrated. It was gorgeous and worth the drive!

So for those of you who don't know Bill and I got married May 5th. We decided it was the perfect date because of Billy's heritage there was no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! The day was perfect and better than I could have ever imagined it. We stayed at Johnstons Mill, the cutest bed and breakfast ever, then stayed at our new (by new I mean new to us but it was built in 1910) house for a day before we drove to Cali for the open house. The open house was beautiful. The Miyahara's backyard is gorgeous. There was fresh fruit, a crepe bar, a lemonade bar and a chocolate fountain. The Next day we left on our Cruise, thanks to Billy's Parents:) We went to Oregon, Washington and Canada. It was so much fun and we ate way too much! It was hard coming back to real life and working but still we have managed to spend a lot of time playing together! Thank goodness we moved the wedding up:)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I have officially joined the married bandwagon and started a blog! Whether it be because I am sick of facebook or I am procrastinating my curriculum planning I think it is one more thing to add to my addictions list. Enjoy!!!!