Thursday, May 27, 2010


I had to hold these in on my last day of school. I really do love teaching and I love those kids. Today and Spencer's graduation it brought me back to my own - bawling like a baby on the stand and hating that it was an end of a chapter of my life that I loved. I'm now in a different phase... a few phases past high school and I find that I seem to love all of them. Although I know I will love what's next, i hate saying goodbye.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I had an adventure this weekend. I went to Boise to meet a boy who I thought I was pretty interested in. Turns out I'm not. I learned a lot from the experience the last few weeks so I don't regret it at all.

One thing I realized today is how confidence is directly related to having faith...and both are important to me. Not in the cocky I'm rad and better than everyone way but in the God is out there and loves me and people around me are good and I will be taken care of kind of a way. I want to share my life with someone that lives on a life based on hope and not on fear. I'm grateful that I know that there is a God who loves me and takes care of me. One of the ways I know is by how many great people he surrounds me with.... thanks for loving me!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


We went for Tiff's Birthday and road the FUN bus... lets just say it is fun and was a great night! So, so glad I got to go and play.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Its true gluten and me apparently aren't friends. Its potiently very happy news that could result in getting off my thyroid and insulin medicine (Horray... right?) Now all I have to do is eat "perfect" for 2 months. Help me stay strong people.

Speaking of Strong... lets talk about Mr. LiveStrong himself Mr. Lance Armstrong- I've been listening to his book and the man is an animal. He is incredible and he does unbelievable things for months and months on end... if he can do it, I can make it through 2 months. I love hearing about people with that much drive and dedication to something they are passionate about.

P.S. I got a test this morning that read, "good morning beautiful" that makes a girls heart melt... just sayin. If anything develops you know I'll tell you

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I love you Mom!

Happy Mothers Day Mom!

I’m speaking in church tomorrow and this is a little preview. The bottom paragraph is one of my favorite memories of my mom from when I was younger.

A friend described coming to house saying “love oozes out the windows.” I come from a fun spontaneous woman who has a love for journal writing, dreaming big, baby anything, gardening, watching 2 movies in a row, pools and hot tubs, good food, running, her children, the gospel and her Savior. She’s a licensed genealogist, a real estate agent, a best friend, an incredible wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister and most importantly for me my mom.

I remember one day when I was about 11 I was making cookies to take to an activity days. My brothers kept snitching out of the bowl and I was getting frustrated and called out for my mom to come save me so I didn’t have to make another batch. What did she do? She came in and started snitching right along with them giggling while she did it! When I started to get even further frustrated I grabbed the bowl and hovered over it for protection. She grabbed the bowl right out of my hands and headed for the door and started running down our street. I chased her around the entire block both of us giggling the entire way, her taking bites as she ran. My brothers stood in our front lawn cheering in full approval. I eventually got what was left of the cookie dough back.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

living my perfect life

Do you ever feel like you're living your own version of your perfect life? Right now I do. I feel indulgent as I listen to books on CD while driving to and from work. I relish time spent with one of my best friends Camilla ( my trainer) at the gym while she pushes me to be better, stronger, healthier. There is a clarity and peace that comes while pedaling my bike through passing, always changing scenery- keeping every ride fresh and different. Teaching is never anything but a joy. I want to be there, laughing and enjoying teenage hormones, hopes, dreams and there ability to stay in the moment not so much worried about tomorrow. I'm enjoying the challenge and education I'm getting from working my day job- a place where people are optimistic and excited about there future. Every night comes with an almost different side but equally important part of myself. Almost always there is a plan filled with people I love enjoying everything that can be enjoyed as a single person. Delicious food, incredible intelligent conversation, silly conversation, movies, dreaming, laughing, vacationing. There is plenty of time left for me to renew and be filled... sleep, study, worship, question. I don't know how long it will last but I bet it will be here for awhile and I like that.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The greenhouse goods

Look at what my kids grew!!! Need a good mothers day gift? Why not give a hanging basket... flowers that keep on giving all summer :) To see everything and prices click on link bleow