Halloween!!! I didn't dress up but I did my makeup a little crazy, just for fun. It was great to see all the tricker-treaters. Its been a while since I've been able to give out candy. I enjoyed it. FHE that night was a total bust. 3 people came and no one stayed long. Oh well.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I had a ward halloween party so I decided to dress up as Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's. I had a lot of fun with it. I got the dress at Goodwill, and made the necklace. Tights came from mom's drawer, earrings and bracelets were mine already, shoes came from walmart, and the gloves were Great Grandmas. The tiara and WIG, yes thats not my hair, came from bartz's.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I finally finished my pearl pumpkin! It was rather labor intensive because I had to paint it multiple times to get the darker orange from showing through. I also had to glue the pearls to the pins so they didn't fall off. I really like the way it turned out so I don't mind the work.
Couple reasons for this odd picture. We updated the shrine to Emmitt on Grandma's wall. And I wore my skirt the whole day. It was unseasonably warm and I was too warm to put my jeans on. We cleaned up the house, and mom and I went through a bunch of things at the house and so needless to say I was wishing for shorts and a tee shirt by the end of the day. :)
Allie came over to borrow stuff for dressing up as a cowgirl for a halloween party. We got on photobooth on my computer and goofed off. This one was cute of us. She is such a sweet girl. I sometimes can hardly believe that I've known her all of her life. They are the best neighbors ever.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I spent the day down in Oak Creek at the boys house. I almost forgot to take a picture. I set it up with the timer and just as it went off KC came over to have me pet him. Silly Kitty. I wore black because FHE was playing Ghost in the graveyard at church. I had a hard time running but it was still fun.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
This was the last day with Liz and Emmitt here. They flew home this morning. I just adore this little cutie. We all went out to dinner to celebrate Dad's birthday from last month. We went to Gyros West. I had pancakes! I didn't even know they had pancakes. Behind me is the wreath I made the other day.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Today the weather got cooler so I pulled out my argyle sweater. We went to a relief society activity and made witch shoes. They also did a demo on how to make cake pops. It was a lot of fun. I talked to this woman Christa and her friend Jenny. They are super hilarious. I really enjoyed myself. Dad stayed home with Emmitt so when we got back Liz and I woke him up and changed him then Liz fed him and put him back to sleep.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Yesterday.... was a really long day. All three of the boys I was watching had meltdowns. Good times. Normal for the 18 mo old but not the 4 or 6 year old. Oh well. Usually I only have the two younger ones from 8 to 4 but I was with them from 7:30-6:30. Which meant I was so tired and hungry when I got home. This was shortly after I inhaled my dinner. :)
First of all... How cute am I? Mason & I painted today. He took a white pumpkin and made it orange and green. I made an argyle one! I like the way it turned out. Took a little longer than expected.... as usual, because of drying time. I am still working on the other ones in this soon to be set.
The 9th was sunday. I wanted to be comfy at church so I opted to wear my favorite white skirt with my brown Steve Madden shoes. Took this after I got home from church but before we went to the Brukl's house to celebrate Kyle's 9th Birthday with chocolate bunt cake. Mmmm
We went down to Chicago to have lunch with Judy and Becca and then dinner with Grandma Gierke. Emmitt was pretty good, considering he didn't get a decent nap and had to ride in the car so much. I almost didn't go, but there isn't a whole lot I wouldn't do for my little Emmitt Fou Fou. It was good day. We took our picture at Grandma Gierke's house.
Such a fun day! We went to the Bear Den Zoo out in Waterford. We saw all kinds of animals; a Bear, tiger, tortoises, a lemur, a Llama, goats (that we got to pet), and birds. We got to hold baby chickens, and Bunnies, and kittens. When we petted the goats one bit my elbow, it was super funny cause it didn't hurt. Gavin scraped his knee but recovered pretty well. Mason had fun with his new friend Evan. We also got to go on a Hay ride and pick out pumpkins. It was such a great day I might have to post more on it later.
Tried out a new outfit combo here. I paired my brown tank with a tank top shirt. It only goes down a little way but makes any tank modest. I like this tan short sleeved one. As you may notice I am still wearing t-shirts in October, thats because its been super warm. You will see...
If I look a little crazy in this picture its probably because I just got done singing a the funeral of a woman I didn't even know. It went well. Liz and I sang Be Still My Soul. We took all the little boys with us. Mom and a lady at the funeral home watched them while we sang. Then we left.
I decided that I want to post a picture of myself everyday in the month of October. Now of course the first day of the month... I forgot. haha. I am a genius. :) But I was wearing my blue American Eagle t-shirt... I might take a pic in it to put on here. We'll see. It was a pretty chill day watching General Conference on TV at my house.
Alright time to play catchup:
2nd - I went to conference down at the Grams house in Eagle Wisconsin. I took a lot of pictures and had a lot of fun. We even found a frog that let me take a really close up picture of it. Took this photo by the pumpkins Liz and I got the Friday before. I really love this tank top, Liz gave it to me. I love Paisleys, so fun.
Monday, August 29, 2011
This last year has been so crazy.... I don't even want to think about everything hard that has happened most of the time. Today I cant help thinking back to a year ago. I feel awe thinking about it being a year since Mabry and Loren were called home. They were such great, fun, funny girls. I wish I could heal the hurt that we all felt at their passing. I know it was worse for their friends and family than for me, but I felt the pain all their friends and classmates felt. I experienced loss of people close to me for the first time in my life. I found that I had to rely on my faith in the plan of salvation more than I'd been asked to before. Thankfully, when tested, I realized that I know its true. I have every confidence that Mabry, Loren, and Brody are not gone forever, they have moved on to the next phase of existence. I miss them, and will continue to do so until I get to see them again. I thank Heavenly Father for their presence in my life, for all they taught me, for all the students as West Jefferson taught me. I will never forget them.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Mom, Liz, Emmitt and I went to the Aquatic Center in Pocatello last week. It was so much fun! Emmitt is really funny about the water. He doesn't like shallow water but is mostly good in the deeper water (of course being held by his mommy or aunt suzi or grandma etc.). I love his bathing suit, it matches his buddy, Landen Royer. I will get the pictures of me and the boys at the pool in Idaho Falls.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Day 25 is a picture of my day.. I will post some pics of my last day in Rexburg. It was mostly spent packing and cleaning (not pictured). Dinner was the highlight and also the hardest part of the day. The Royer family is moving to Texas this next week and it was our last get together. I have spent a great deal of my summer soaking up my time with them. I love them dearly and will miss being able to play with them.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Something I wish I could change. I could rant and rave for hours, literally, about education in the state of Idaho. Obviously I am not happy about the budget cuts since the first thing on the chopping block was my job and I am now unemployed, but I really wish there was more of a dedication to education because I care about the students here. I also think that the whole education system is deeply flawed. The only way you can make a decent living is to be in administration and pretty much all the administrators are power hungry people who dont care about the students. Teachers cant make enough to support a family, I can barely make enough to support myself. Its a completely ridiculous situation!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Today is something that has had a big impact on my life. In August of 2010 3 of my students were killed in accidents. They were all wonderful kids whose lives have touched mine and I was pretty wrecked losing them. I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to know Loren Johnson, Mabry Neville, and Brody Newman. I am forever changed by knowing them. I truly believe that Heavenly Father called them home but I will miss them.