Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
My students are freaking out wanting to know what musical we're doing this year! They all know that they'll find out at our first drama club meeting... tomorrow! So, when they begged me (for the millionth time) today to just tell them because they promised they could "keep a secret" (yeah, right!), I just couldn't resist...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I haven't posted in two months... oops!
Here are the general updates:
- April absolutely FLEW by!!
- School ended on May 23rd... best day ever!!
- I'm NOT working another job this summer.
- Instead, I am spending my time at the pool, the gym, and the snow cone shack!
- I have been really good about making and keeping fitness goals so far!
- I will be 24 in two days... and to celebrate, I'm seeing a Cirque de Soleil show in Vegas!
- I fly home on Friday for two weeks, including a Houghtaling reunion at the beach!
I am excited for the rest of summer, even though it is HOT, HOT, HOT down here!! Anyone brave enough to withstand the heat is welcome to come visit me any time! Maybe call first, but seriously... COME!!!
Friday, April 1, 2011
I just have two questions...
That's what I thought.
But thanks for thinking this ring is pretty!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
As frustrating as dating can be sometimes, we can all take hope in the fact that there is someone out there for all of us...
Dear Upper Respiratory System,
We've been together a long time, and I have always tried to treat you with love and respect. I've never smoked. I drink water like it's going out of style. I take vitamins. I use a humidifier. I don't yell. I sleep a lot. And I wash my hands like a neat freak.
The past 6 months, however, I have not been feeling your love. It used to be the two of us against the world, holding strong, and helping the Immune System fight off germs... but it seems like you've given up. I've lost track of the number of colds I've had... not to mention a sinus infection, bronchitis, and pnuemonia... all since October.
And now you're doing it again. I mean... really?!? You couldn't have picked a better time than when I was on Spring Break? And I'm flying home tomorrow? And I am in a wedding this weekend?
Please consider this an official notice to cease and desist.
I'm tired of your attitude, I'm tired of your wimpiness, and I'm tired of your refusal to cooperate. Why can't you be a team player, even when I'm paying for medicines to help you pull your weight? You're causing too much pressure, and it hurts... and not just my sinuses... my throat, ears, head, and stomach are sick of you being such a snot. You need to know that it's not just affecting you.
It has to stop.
Now knock it off and get back to work. I can't do this without you!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
In class this week, we've been watching Disney's "Meet the Robinsons." It is an ADORABLE movie that just warms your heart and makes you feel good about life right while you're living it...
At the end of the movie, the main character (Louis) is in the future talking to his grown-up self (Cornelius). They have this little conversation:
Louis: "So, if I go back now, this will be my future?"
Cornelius: "Well, that depends on you. Nothing is set in stone. You've got to make the right choices... and keep moving forward."
I love the moments when we remember that there is a bright future in store! It may take its time getting here, but it is coming one way or another! All we have to do is make good choices and move on the best way we know how.
Walt Disney is quoted at the very end of the movie:
"Around here, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
Thank you, Disney, for reminding me of what is on its way!! I can't wait!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Claire came out 2 weekends ago to visit and we had such a good time!
While Claire was here, we relaxed and had some chill time! She also came to school with me one day.
I'm so glad she came! There's nothing like some sisterly love!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Have I mentioned I love my job??
(And those kids?!?)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
The end of my break was ALSO quite spectacular!
I spent New Year's Eve at one of my great high school friend's house... Mandee has thrown a N.Y.E. party every year since high school, and it is ALWAYS a pleasure to catch up with old friends!
On New Year's Day, I flew back to Vegas and Peter picked me up. We spent a few hours shopping and eating and enjoying the town!
And then, finally, I got to use my Christmas present and we went to Mandalay Bay to see "The Lion King!"
I was SO tired by the time we drove 2 hours back to St. George! That made it extra fun to find out that there were more surprises waiting for me!
Now it's time to get back to work and focus on my musical! 6 1/2 weeks and counting!
Then we left the party a little early and went to see the lights at Temple Square. SO PRETTY! While there, we saw one of my other cousins, Emily, or shall I say Sis. Sorenson... she's a missionary serving on Temple Square!
We also went up to see my Aunt Lisa for a day! It was great to spend time with her! She's one amazing lady!
If you want a play-by-play of our cruise, CLICK HERE to see my sister, Erin's blog! She did SUCH a good job, I feel that I have been excused from my duties of blogging about it...
But I will post some pictures here... so sit back, and instead of reading, check out this fun slide show!