Monday, December 24, 2007

Star Struck!

So on Saturday Matthew and Cole got together to watch the BYU bowl game and Jenna and I took on the holiday shoppers and went to the mall to get a couple of scrapbooking things. While we were checking out at the scrapbook store guess who walks in....Donny Osmond! Not kidding!! I had to give a double take at first! I leaned over to Jenna and whispered "Thats Donny Osmond!" She didn't believe until some lady kinda made a fool of herself trying to talk to him! Anyway who would have thought he would ever need to go into a scrapbooking store!

Our holiday so far has been wonderful and very relaxing! Matthew had a tough semester and finished all his classes doing pretty well. We are just enjoying the time we get to spend together now and waiting for Jenna to have her baby! Today for Christmas Eve we are having an all- fingerfood-dinner and building a fort in the middle of our living room to sleep in while Santa comes (Matthew's childhood tradition!) Then we will wake up and enjoy Christmas morning! Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas Projects!

I have had so much fun doing Christmas projects with my class! Grandma Black was so kind to give me both of these ideas and the templates for both. So I have to give all the credit to her! I was so surpirised at some of the boys in my class who were so particular and had to have everything just perfect! I have the poinsettias up on a bullitan board in the hallway of the school since I don't have any space outside my classroom becuase I am in a portable. The stockings are hung in my classroom just above the reading corner. About a week ago, a scrapbooking store in Provo donated all of there year end surplus to schools. So every teacher could go and collect 20 lbs of paper or supplies! So I tried to grab a bunch of Christmas stuff for my students to use for the stockings! It was kinbd of chaos with all these teachers just grabbing everything and anything! Anyway I think both projects turned out great and I am proud of my students!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


This year for Thanksgiving I went home to Texas. I haven't had Thanksgiving dinner with my family for about 4 years so it was nice to go home! Matthew and I helped my parents make pies and the best rolls in the world. We went over to my Aunt and Uncle's in Arlintgton, Texas for dinner. It was so fun to see cousins and be with family. We had an amazing dinner and it snowed on Thanksgiving Day!! This was the highlight for my little sisters and cousins! Of course the flakes were far wand inbetween, but still it was snowing in Texas. We all piled onto one chair after playing in the snow cause we were all so cold! We played games, had amazing pie and enjoyed each other's company. Here is a picture of Matthew and his BYU apple pie that me made.

The following day, we went Christmas tree hunting as we do every year the day after Thanksgiving. We sat on the hayride and loved picking out trees. My little sisters and I probably enjoyed picking out the cutest, littlest tree we could find! But it was a blast and my family got a really pretty, tall tree for the family room. Too bad we had to leave before we could decorate it with them. Fun trip! Fun people!