Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm A Teacher

I'm actually in teacher training right now.

I'm nervous.

I feel unprepared.  But that's cool.

Prayers would be appreciated. 

This diagram describes me.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's hot...

When we signed a contract for this place I didn't realize that it didn't have central air conditioning.

As a result we have two air units, one in our front room and one in our bedroom.  That means I'm pretty much being cooked like a lobster in the heat of the room where my computer resides.  Oh and also the AC in our room doesn't work because whenever you turn it on lately, it throws the breaker.  Even if the only thing on in the whole circuit is the AC.  Lame-Sauce.

Mostly I want to write this to tell you that if you haven't read The Help you should because it is my new favorite book.  I love it so much.  It made me laugh and cry and be embarrassed and almost every emotion there is.  Mostly though I like that it's a reminder that people are people, no matter their skin color, sins, or anything.  We can all reach the same potential.  And God loves us all the same even though we all make and do dumb things.

Read it or else.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Just Fantastic!

I am typing this on Adrián's computer so it says that every word I write is spelled wrong.  Also I just figured out how to do the apostrophe, but maybe I can not remember anymore so I probably will not be using many contractions...probably none contractions.

Being married is just fantastic.  What can I say?  I love it.


I put the laundry in just now and I am waiting.  I think all the dryers are being used so I might have to take it to another place to do the drying and that place may be WyView because I know they have those ginormous dryers where I can dry everything at once for two bucks.  Which is less than what I would spend here because these dryers do not dry very well...

Anyways...  Here is a list of things you should plan on doing in your life.

I highly reccomend that you do them anyways because they have brought me great joy.




  1. Graduate from college and WALK in graduation-  No it is nothing like your meaningless high school graduation.  The biggest reason I hear that people do not to walk in their college graduation is because they walked in highschool and it was not special at all.  Well think about it people.  In high school you probably knew that you were not done.  You knew that you still had at least 4 more years of school.  Probably you went to public school so every penny you made the last four years, or even every penny of your parents money was sunk into your highschool education.  (Taxes: your community helped you get through high school).  You had a set curriculum of classes with very little choices of what you wanted to study and focus on.  High school was the bane of your existence.  But this is college where every penny you make is pretty much for school, you get to really start planning your whole life and study only what really interests you.  College has made you go through every emotion you have, it has made you sweat, bleed, cry, and even want to die at times or just drop out and go on no longer.  And now you have made it through, not only can you see the light at the end of the tunnel you are basking in it.  And it is glorious.  When you walk across the stage and they give you that empty diploma case (diploma comes in mail later) it is like you climbed Mount Everest.  You did it.  And nothing seems impossible to you.  You can do anything.  And you really can.  You are not only happy and proud of yourself, but you are happy and proud of every one of your fellow graduates.  You have all fought a good fight and won!
  2. Get married in the temple-  I do not think I can accurately describe how amazing this experience is.  Knowing that I get to be sealed to my wonderful fantastic husband Adrián for eternity is the best feeling ever.  The temple brings a peace to life words can not describe and you will only know if you go to the temple.  Life is so much more beautiful, and meaningful after going to the temple.  You feel a renewed sense of strength to be good and righteous.  To stand up for what you believe.  Knowing that I can go there with Adrián and he has those same beliefs as me gives me so much hope and fills me with so much love for him.  Whatever path you are on that is leading you away from the temple STOP and repent, use the Atonement, go back to that straight and narrow path to the temple because nothing, I repeat NOTHING will make you happier than knowing that you will be with your family forever, knowing how much God and Jesus love you and how much everyone really has so much worth and life has so much meaning.  It is really the most wonderful feeling.    
Those are the best things and really getting sealed in the temple is the bestest thing I just put them in the order that they happened to me.  

If you have no idea what temple I am talking about, I am talking about the LDS or Mormon Temple, there are a bunch of them around the world.  You can go to LDS.org or mormon.org to learn more about mormons or to just learn more about temples you can go to http://www.lds.org/church/temples?lang=eng

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April: It's a Great Month

Think about it...

This month I get to marry the bestest guy in the whole world.  Really I am so dearly in love with him.  And I just know we're gonna be the happiest people together.  DANG people I am so extremely blessed to have him in my life.  You have no idea.

This month I graduate.  Think of all those posts where I have wasted your life making you read about how much I am not enjoying or I am enjoying school.  But now it's all over and I can start making the big bucks...as a teacher.

This month I get married for time and all eternity to Adrian.

This month I got a teaching job.  Yep just signed the contract today and I start in April.  It's crazy.  I will be able to support my family as Adrian goes through school still.  And I get to teach.  And that is fun, hard, but rewarding.

This month I get married to la creme de la creme.

This month I get my first spring break since March 2007.  Nuff said.

This month I get married to the guy who is all that and a bag of chips, & the bomb.com,

This month it starts warming up and the weather is just perfect for an outdoor reception.

This month I get married to the man who is so silly and hilarious, so intelligent, so loving, so insightful, so hard working, so diligent, so loving, (and I could just go on and on) so perfect for me in every way.

This month is a great month.

This month I start my marriage with Adrian!

This month I get to meet my future parent-in-laws.  I am excited because their kids are awesome, meaning they must be so awesome!

This month is going to be a great month...oh and did I mention that I'm getting MARRIED!?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

AND Thank You! AND

Sorry I have been MIA.

My life is like a race against the hourglass.  Some times I feel like Jasmine trapped in it.  

Time is not something I have a lot of to spare and so some things had to go.  
Even though they are things I love to do.  Like shave my legs every day, 
and pluck my eyebrows, and of course, write on my blog.  
My journal must feel very neglected too.  

And I don't really have time to tell you all about student 
teaching, except that it has been one of the biggest
 learning experiences of my life.  

And very tiring.

     And emotional.

And I would like to say thank you.  
Because there are so many people who have 
helped me so much these past few months.

Adrian, he is my crutch and, poor man, he has to 
listen to me cry and be a big baby sometimes 
because 8th graders are the bane of my existence.  
And of course I'm always bugging him with wedding stuff.  

And my mom and daddy for doing all this 
stuff for our wedding and reception and everything.

And Adrian's mom for doing the whole open
 house for us so we don't have to worry about it at all.

And Lindsey, and Shirley and Jenna for doing
 my bridal shower and having it be absolutely lovely.

And Gustavo and Jenny for letting me eat with them all the time. 
And being so welcoming and helpful and 
letting us borrow their car.  I really appreciate it very very very much.  

And Mr Hrynyshyn for being such a great person 
and mentor teacher.  I feel so blessed to have been put with him in that class.

Even though we have some stinking rotten kids 
I'm grateful that my student teaching experience 
hasn't been a piece of cake
 That I have been challenged and even that 
some kids hate me.  
I guess you're not doing your job right until 
some one isn't happy with you.  
Haha just let me believe that is true ok.

And I wish I could name everyone here because it seems like I have ten million more people to thank.  I just wanted to express my gratitude to all of you because you really have touched my heart and I really love  you all so much.  You really have lifted me and help me keep my head above the swirling pools of sand gathering at my feet.

And I wonder how many more times I can legitimately use the word 'and' in this post? 
We took our engagements.  Here's a collage!




Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tide You Over

I have always thought that the phrase was "Tie you over..."

Recently I have seen this spelled out everywhere and it says "Tide you over..."

And at first I was like "Ooo they messed that up but I know what they mean so I won't say anything."

But then "Tide you over..." kept popping up everywhere and I resigned myself to the fact that I had gotten the phrase wrong my whole life.  

And I was like "Oooo I am an idiot.  I think I'll write about it on my blog."

Though now that phrase just sounds dumb to me.  What does that even mean?  "Tide you over..."

Tides go in and out based on the way gravity is pulling on them because of the moon and stuff.  (Yeah I know it's a very bad scientific explanation, especially for an Earth Science teacher...get over it.)

"Tie you over" made sense to me because it was like not the best option but at least you had a little rope to help you get across the ravine.

Now all you have is a tide, which is high and low at certain parts of the day. Predictable and reliable yes but really not going to help you get anywhere.

Maybe if Wikipedia wasn't down to protest SOPA you could look it up and tell me it's origins...but I guess I'll have to wait.


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