got everything checked off to be a legit substitute teacher.
one of my 3rd graders wrote the cutest thing about mrs. drope and i (i will have to take a picture)
went to my last student teacher seminar and learned all about teacher interviews (very informative)
glee night.
finally unpacked and cleaned my room
got a surprise missionary letter from SISTA sara michelle ence. (man i miss that girl)
finished a bunch of lesson plans.
watched ramona and beezus.
curled up in blanket, hoping for another great dream tonight :)
happy tuesday

oh, please enjoy this awesome video we watched at orientation.
i laughed so hard.
some people just dont know how to stop and think for 2 seconds.



today was much better than yesterday to say the least.
my 3rd graders are still adorable.
they were super chatty
but entertaining.
then the roommates and i cooked a scrumptious dinner
and had a gilmore viewing party 
as i procrastinated more homework.

two weeks....
two weeks...

also, the snow is absolutely gorgeous when you are NOT driving in it.



i'm alive.



i cant even believe how fast this week has gone.
its already saturday and i am so not ready to leave tomorrow.
today we decorate some more,
and i made gretchen help me grade the millions of papers that i had to grade
and then i watched one classic christmas movie,
definitely made me happy.



today is my favorite day of the whole entire year.
no kidding.
the day after thanksgiving, every year
is our family day.
we sleep in
and then dad and i put the christmas lights on the house.
dont know why its always my dad and i
but i love it. 
he gets kind of scroogy,
but it semi-entertaining 
and its tradition for every year.
then we decorate inside for christmas
listen to christmas music all day
and then...
we have our annual family schmorgasborg
(or however you spell it)
we get all sorts of junk food and we watch christmas movies
into the wee small hours of the morning.
we usually get through 5 or 6 movies
and its so glorious!
i love the anticipation of christmas, which i think is why i love this day so much.
plus its my whole family, all 6 of us
which always makes me happy.

boo. i cant rotate this picture. sad.



happy turkey day.
i love turkey and i love turkey day.
we had thanksgiving at grandmas and grandpas this year
with just us and aunt ree.
it was a blast.
it was great to just visit and laugh with the family.
then joseph, diane and 'big ben' flew in from new york
and we caught up with them and had a blast.
i love family
and i love the holidays.
 p.s. listen to this song.
it sums up everything i love about thanksgiving



slept in.
cleaned house.
watched christmas movies.
i love being home. 
especially this time of year.



home with the family.
slept in.
didnt do any homework.
watched christmas movies.
went to target.



i heart home.
home is good. 



.woke up to a gorgeous snowfall.
.have i ever mentioned that i love my ward.
.taught relief society.
.helped with the mingle after church.
.had a glorious sunday afternoon with my roomies.
crappy pic. but you get the idea



bourne movie marathon and cafe rio with kym
roommate grocery stalking shopping and pizza making
i heart saturdays. 



1. its friday
2. i get the ENTIRE week off next week
3. watched last weeks office episode-Glee Viewing. i about died of laughter
4. took a long nap and had really weird glee dreams
5. FINALLY saw HP7! it had been in theaters an entire 21 hours and i still hadn't seen it. needless to say it was AWESOME and i must go see it again ASAP.
6. happy weekend folks!



sometimes i think to myself
"being a teacher is hard, why do i want to do this?"
and then a 3rd grader gets out of his seat, 
walks over and gives me a giant hug for no apparent reason
(other than to avoid doing task time work)
but still.
i love what i do.
a lot.
and i love GG marathons,
and being productive 
(working on my portfolio)
and re-doing my blog
happy thursday!



3rd grade field trip to see 42nd Street.
love this show!
and Alta High was fabulous!
it was absolutely darling :)
this 3rd grade field trip also brought about many hilarious 3rd grade funnies,
which i won't share here,
just trust me when i say it was definitely an entertaining day!



its almost pathetic how much this show makes me happy.
i said almost
okay maybe a super pathetic.

also, matt was scruffy for the majority of this episode which is
1000% okay by me.
(yes we are on a first name basis)

i also cheated tonight and didnt watch a 'B' movie.
i watched singing in the rain.
because its my #2 favorite movie on the planet.
which is probably why tonights episode was so happy.

oh happy gleeday!

Kurt: You smell homeless Brett
Rachel: At least I didn´t fall an break my talent
Finn: It´s really hard not to like this substitute teacher
Kurt: Love is just around the corner
Blaine: I do like football too Kurt: Way to break a stereotype
Sue: I suggest sawing yourself to Craiglist as men seeking men with buttcheeks



third grade cracks. me. up.
i love that i convinced lindsey to join my ward.
fhe was pretty great tonight.
chats with lindsey. great chats in fact.
roommate fun at fresh market
and then we topped the evening off watching this gem.
happy monday.



sundays are great days.
sleeping in.
visiting with friends.
ward prayer.
rainy day.
gilmore girls.



can i just say that i love spontaneous road trips?
especially spontaneous road trips for aggie basketball!
this was a grand night indeed.



friday is a good day indeed.
school was great.
played car lot with the 3rd grade for 'fun friday'
made me miss summer camp.
came home, 
and my new bedding has arrived!
cleaned my room.
lesson planned for next week.
went to dinner and grocery shopping with kasidy.
watched some gilmore girls.
ahhhh friday.
i like fridays. 



today I am grateful for slippers, 

cough drops, 

really strange 3rd graders, 

and veterans who have served our country. 




felt like death this morning, so had to call in sick.
it sucks being sick,
but i can tell you now that i feel more rested than i have in a long time.
probably cause thats all i did today...rest.
i slept, watched a movie, slept, watched last nights glee again, slept, and slept some more.
it was lovely.
and i feel much better.
hopefully i can withstand the 3rd grade germs tomorrow, and continue feeling better.
we shall see.
also, this post made my day. 
seriously, i feel like this girl is me, just much more clever and witty.



today i'm grateful for:
covered parking
curious george fruit snacks
silly 8 year olds
vicks tissues
new glee episodes
and toy story 3...again.

happy glee day!
haha. this picture just killed me. that fact that someone would take the time for this is creepy,
and kind of awesome....
"Show him who's the boss ... oh man, now I'm picturing the two of them making out during an episode of Who's the Boss."
"You crap on my leg, I'll cut it off."  
"I believe I just said that, Annie Sullivan, you want me to sign it into your palm?" (Runner-up: "With that level of creativity, you could easily become assistant manager at a rendering plant.")  



rainy day.
usu sweats.
grilled cheese for dinner.
hot cocoa with peppermint icecream
(i love my cocomotion)
toy story 3.
and in bed at 10pm.

happy monday



i really really like sundays.
and this one was pretty exceptional.
the only bad thing about sundays is when they are over
and then monday comes.
thats just plain rude.
but luckily the sunday that was today was great
and will get me through the week.
this was the best part
and then certain ward prayer moments were pretty awesome.
and humiliating.
and great.
interesting how that works.
happy sunday!



an afternoon with kym and karinne in logan
costa vida for lunch
a teensy tiny bit of shopping
lots of glee jamming in the car
deep cleaning my kitchen
finally getting to season 5 of GG
a pretty spectacular saturday



slept in.
got all caught up on grey's and private practice and PLL (dont judge)
went to target.
ordered new bedding online.
partook of more online tv catching up (i wish i had dvr....hum, i wish i had cable for that matter)
cleaned my room
and bathroom.
chatted with kasidy.
realized i graduate in roughly 5 weeks.
met up with my katie leefer craigo.
ate dinner at our favoritest girly resturant.
went on a redbox/slurpee run.
did some movie watching
and then topped the evening off with hours of giggling and talking about any and everything.
i love that girl.
ahhhh what a happy night this was.



today was a good day...even though i was at school for almost 13 hours again tonight,
it was suprisingly a joyous day.
1. i love the people i work with (the staff at this school is great, they crack me up!)
2. im finally starting to love 3rd grade (oh 8 year old humor is too much!)
3. parent/teacher conference week means....Scholastic book fair in the library
4. above mentioned book fair means i was forced to complete my collection of my most favorite series. now i just need the audio cd's and the doll to top it all off.
5. i also added this to my social studies collection. a-dor-a-ble!
6. gahhhh i love kids books.
7. i get to sleep in AND see my katie tomorrow.
8. i get to see kym AND karinne AND go to logan on saturday.
9. i love today's post. mildly inappropriate at times, but boy do i love him. 
10. i found my very very last spiced orange harvest square that i have been hoarding for months and months. possibly even years.
do i dare burn it? 
i think the thought that i just HAVE one made my whole world today haha
happy thursday!



after 13 hours at the school teaching all day and doing parent teacher conferences,
i came home talked with the newly-14-year-old siblings,
hung out with ben and jerry (tee hee hee)
and finished off the 'A' movies with this one:
man. i love this movie.
its seriously one of my top 5 movies in the whole world.
maybe even top 3...

happy wednesday!
woot woot.



1. 3rd grade math lesson went much better today.
2. spent the evening with my pal Brittany and finally got to meet her cute twin girls
3. my dear friend Sandra won Miss Wheelchair Utah!
happy day
*forgive the terrible phone picture. she was being bombarded by 'paparazzi' and adoring fans, and i just snapped a quick one. plus, britt has the cute one on her camera :)



oh I sure love November!
crisp fall mornings.
crunchy leaves.

also, today we had a pretty awesome road ralley for fhe.
we didnt win,
but we had a blast.
i love my ward!