Saturday, July 17, 2010

sorry again

Well it has been a while again since my last post. Since then I have taken my last praxis and came out thinking that I just failed it, but guess what I didn't!!! YEAH!!! That was such a great blessing, not only are those tests expensive, they are a pain and if I didn't pass I was told that they wouldn't let me teach biology because I substituted so many on my biology classes for upper-division classes instead of the pre-rec classes so if I didn't pass I would have to go back to school and take the pre-rec classes in order to retake the test. So we are very glad that I passed. Now I am a certified teacher Ha ha ha ha! Wow it took a long time but it will be worth it. Now I just need a job, but I guess I need to start looking to do that and I just want a break for right now, so we will see. Other then that we have been busy playing. Jace is in school full time and works 2 jobs full time so we don't see him all that often but are cheering him on so that he can get done with school as well. Embree and I have been kayaking (thanks to a great friend!!!) several times this summer and loved it, we have played outside in sprinklers, and recently to Rigby Lake (which is awesome now it is cleaned up!) and spending lots of time between rexburg and St. Anthony libraries. We plan to go to our cabin, swim lots, go to Lagoon and just have a blast for the rest of the summer!!! This weather around here has been so wired that planning things takes alot of consideration, so we have had to compromise a lot. Well we hope all is well with everyone, we love you all!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

long time no see

Well it has definitely been a long time since I have posted. I have been so busy, and just plain forgot to update that I am going to do my best to update everyone. I am going to just quickly make a list of all that we have done and then expound on some.
1. Started student teaching
2. Jace Started college
3. Embree turned 4
5. My Grandmother passed away
6. I finished student teaching
8. Embree and I rode on our very first airplane
9. Went and visited Jace's mission companion and one of his best friends in Muskogee, Oklahoma for a week.
10. I am studying to take my Biology Praxis next week (going to fail, it has been years since I took alot of these classes.)
11. Embree learned to ride her bike all by her self!! (yes there are still training wheels but she fell off last year when we got it and she wouldn't get back on till now and now even when she falls she gets up and keeps going)
12. My sister had a baby boy giving them 2 boys and 1 girl and boy they are busy but the cutest kids!!!
13. I finally planted our front flower garden that has taken 3 years to get to.

Well I guess that is about it, if I remember anymore then I will post it. I am trying to find our camera cord so that we can post some pictures. Even though we have been so extremely busy we have had fun. Student teaching was hard at first but then was really a blast. It was hard to leave. I am now trying to apply for a part time position at the Jr. High or aide jobs there at the school, I really enjoyed being with those kids and it makes it all worth it when the kids see you around town and still say hi and tell me all about their lives it is great. Well Embree keeps us busy and entertain she is so excited that I am graduated and can spend time with her, our goals now are potty training for reals and getting her to eat, she has such a phobia with both that it is taking us so long to break these phobias. Jace is doing well, he is finally getting into the groove with school and has decided what he wants to go into, he wants to be a history professor. But the only thing that is standing in his way is work. He is having such great opportunities thrown at him that we are not sure what is going to happen. He works for BYU-Idaho as a Shift Supervisors over the Hart Building, he loves his job and all that it provides for us as a family and as a job. It is nice to have him come home happy instead of angry and hurt. He works so hard so that I can stay home. Well I will try to get pictures on here soon but for now I will be done and I promise to update more often.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I just want to say how grateful I am for FAMILY!!! I don't know what I would do without them!!! I LOVE YOU! Jace and Embree have been there through everything and have helped me when things hit rock bottom. Things get better and are still on the rocks but I don't know what I would do without such a great backbone of family. I just want to say thank you to all my family and friends that have helped me in these hard times and are still helping me today. I don't know where I would be today with out you. (well I guess I do, I would have quit school and just in simple terms be miserable.) Family is always there and if you ever need anything they are always there to help, whether or not it is in the way you want it always helps in the long run and makes you a better person. I am only hoping that I am getting better and can continue to be reminded how blessed I truly am. I am struggling with things but at the same time there are those moments that make everything worth it.

Student teaching is going, I have good days and bad but I have really grown to love the students even though they pose many challenges and many difficulties. There are many challenges and yet yes there are days that running down the hall there are students yelling how much they hate me and yet there are also those that help in saying I am helping. I hope that I am just not making things worse and and helping the students. That is my only wish is to help the students, whether that is just in that there are other ways of learning, or that I am there to help them, and not that everyday we have to continue to drill discipline. I am just hoping that I will be able to do good and not harm.

Monday, February 1, 2010


All I can say is that all I want to do is quit! I don't think I could be doing worse then I am at everything. When I think that I am improving and doing better I always get caught and drug back down. I just feel like giving up and hibernating at home. (school related not life related)