Monday, September 29, 2008

Eagle Scout

This weekend Ciera and I went to our cousin's Court of Honor. Gage received his Eagle Scout award from the scouting program. Its the highest award you can get in scouting. I am so glad Grandma Black called us and invited us to go with her. My Uncle Steve lives here in Utah but unfortunately I don't see his family all that often. It was a great program complete with one of Steve's famous slide show with pics of Gage growing up. There was also a presentation of a real bald eagle which was really awesome. Congrats Gage!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Some of my friends from my BYU education cohort decided to do a SWAP. We are all living in different parts of the US now and keep in touch by blogging. Well Emily had this great idea of getting little gifts for each other and swapping them. So here is the package I got from Taryn! I loved it! It was so fun to open. What a great fall package! Taryn definitely had my classroom in mind! I am going to use the Halloween candy as incentive for my students and the stamps to decorate student's Halloween stories! I also love the foam soap and it really does smell like cinnamon pumpkin! One of my favorite places to get a yummy treat is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Taryn included a gift certificate to get one of their amazing Apple Pie Carmel Apples. I'm so excited to use it. Thanks Taryn!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

On my way home from work

What a beautiful, heavenly gift...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

We Miss Them!

So Matthew and I really miss having Jenna and Cole around to hang out with. We really spent a lot of time together this summer--let me rephrase that--Jenna and I spent a lot of time scrapbooking together while Matthew and Cole spent a lot of time playing video games together. But still we had some good times. I really think most of all that Matthew misses Cade!! Matthew actually teared up when he had to say goodbye to Cade for the last time and tried to hide it (so cute!). It was really fun living close to Jenna and especially both of us teaching 6th at schools that were 4 minutes apart from each other. We have always lived with each other or at least near by and now for the first time we are long distance. Of course its weird living apart but so far its been ok. She called me yesterday and we found out that we are reading the same book right now (Breaking Dawn) and are within a chapter of each other and we have the same calling at our church (teaching the 9&10 year olds!) We must be twins or something. So I was just thinking and looking back at some of the fun things we did together this summer and thought I would post some pics!

I don't even remember what was so funny--but something is always funny when we get together!

Playing rock band at Jenna's house

This was honestly the best picture I could get of the four of us on this night!! I guess Cole was losing or something and I am not quite sure about Jenna!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Pictures of my Classroom

School started about two weeks ago and things are going great. I am finally posting pictures of my new classroom!