Thanks for all the meals and food, and always being there to listen to me. You are the best oldest sister I could ever ask for :)
Love you much
I looked though my pictures today and couldn't stop laughing. So here a few of my favorites.
Just to note. The pictures chosen are close to the true proportion of pictures taken. So depending how many times you make this post is depending on how many pictures you have taken :) Well excluding my self from this poll :)
Also note that this not all of the pictures there are many many more where these came from :)
Since then he has grown to be an amazing man, and I am very blessed that I am the lucky one to spend the rest of eternity with him at my side.
Chad is a very talented, thoughtful, astute being. And surprises me everyday with how much cooler he gets :)
Anyways I just wanted to let you all know that it is Chad's Birthday today and that I am so happy to celebrate it with him.
Sorry to not have any pictures, I will put some up later but don't have any currently with me.
)Also this new background is in honor of Chad. I tried to find a birthday one but this was as close and I could get. Haha doesn't it look like the cars could be balloons or something birthday-ish? :)
Well I hope you enjoy it cause I throughly do.)
School is keeping both Chad and I very busy. Chad had a test today in Managerial Economics, which was able to raise his stress level to be about equivalent to the stress level of 3 people. But it is now over and "it wasn't as bad as I was expecting." -Chad David (Which I could have told you that about 2 weeks ago)
As for me, for the past 4 weeks I was teaching Pre- Al for 2 hours every Tuesday and Thursday at Mount Logan Middle School. Today was the first day of teaching Algebra 2 at Logan High School, my old stomping grounds.
I have only been one day (and only observed) but already I like middle school better. The kids I had there were happy to learn and always did what I asked them. So either they were well bribed or else high schoolers are lazy and don't do what they are asked! Even a plea as simple as to stop talking or else wake up and listen to the lecture.
I teach my first lesson to them on Thursday, so hopefully I can learn a really cool dance move or something that will get their attention at the front of the class room.
Speaking of dance...
My boss put this together a few weeks ago and it has provided much laughter since.
Other than that we are still excited to go to China in January. For those of you who haven't heard the latest, we are going to Guilin, and will leave the end of January or beginning of February.
Just to remind everyone Chad's birthday is on November 20, so be sure to call him or send an email that day :) (he will be happy to see that I put that in here)
Ok now I'm just rambling. Love you all!
I couldn't post with out a picture so here a few snap shots from Photo Booth.
This picture above is the worst thing about our daily life. The fire alarm, I understand that they are generally helpful but something is seriously wrong with ours and if you can read the small orange sticker it says "$75 fine" if we touch it at all.
So here is the problem. When ever Chad or I take a shower and have a semi warm shower that produces even the slightest amount of steam we get the sweet lullaby of the fire alarm telling us that we have a fire in our home.
Isn't it great?
This is the spare room/office/junk room. It is constantly a mess and yet it is turning into my favorite room, because when the heat is on this is a very small room with a good vent and only one small window, thus the heat stays in and is very warm :)
Chad also keeps all this guitar equipment in this room and plays it every once an a while, I think that is when our neighbors love us the most. When Chad has his eclectic guitar plugged in.
This is the hall way. I know very very exciting.
Here is our bathroom. Notice the pink wall paper, it is a gem and I'm sure if we were to take it to Antique Road Show we would be thousand's of dollars richer.
This is our front room, This is my first time attempting to be crafty and cute (note: I have never been crafty or cute or produced any thing close to those definitions) Despite the previously mentioned trial I am happy with how the front room turned out. :)
Before we got married I decided to personalize our home so I decided to make some curtains. I made enough to cover 5 windows, 5 custom made curtains. At the end I probably spent more money and time then was worth it to make my own, I probably should have just bought some. At least the store bought generalized curtains would probably fit another window when we move out of the trailer.
The book shelf with all parts of our life on it, school, church, junk, etc. And the cute little plate holder decor thing, that still doesn't have plates on it :) I think are both great little touches to the room :)
This is one of those custom made curtains that I am pretty sure will not ever have use after we move away from #51. But it sure does have a place and purpose now :)
So far all of our furniture in the front room, well I guess in our whole house, we only bought the blue couch (below) from the DI, it was quite the find. It only stunk for about a month but after a lot of Febreze and dryer sheets it now has no pungent odor repelling of it.
This picture is for Emily, This is our vent over the stove. All you have to do is pull the cord and the back of the fan opens up outside and presto a ventilation system to clear the air. Its pretty awesome. I don't really see why more people don't have one. I am going to require it in every house I live in. :)
This is our laundry room, after bringing in a wash and dryer that both were broken we finally found a set that serves us well.
Here is the only downfall of our kitchen, the Sink. It is about 6 inches deep and is not very conducive for washing dishes. Which I guess is good because it is very hard to let dishes pile up but when they do it is quite the process. :)
I haven't posted for a while because I have been working crazy hours, last week I work at least 12 hours Monday-Thursday, Friday I only had to work 10. It was really nice although still not my prefered schedule. I started my new job at the Math Advising Office, as a Peer Adviser/Secretary/tell everyone they have to take the Placement Exam then they get angry with me. This is where I held prisoner for the beginning of each day. (just kidding I actually really like it)
There was also a Refresher Course offered from 4-10 everyday last week for students who hadn't had math for a while and just needed to "refresh" on their math skills. So needless to say it was a VERY long week.
This week is better although still almost as busy, I now have class to break up answering phones and students telling me about every excuse imaginable, and why they should be excused from taking the placement exam and why they are fine to go to Calculus even though they have only taken 0900.
Anyways enough about my work.... Although if you are interested in our program or would like to know more about the Math Placement Exam which every student has to take if they haven't had a math class with the last year and want to take a math class, feel free to give me a call and I am quite pro at about 5 different conversations that I just said over and over again :)
Oh one cool thing... ok this is kinda dumb but if you call (435)797-0268 and listen to the recording it should sound familiar... its me :)
Ok So now really to this week...School started and is going well. Chad may have changed his degree to just Economics with a MHR minor. We are feeling good about the change and returned his books for 3 classes that he dropped and replaced with others that he will need.
Although I still think we should both just drop out of school and go live in the Alps or something :)
But for real we applied to go to China to teach English to little kids for 5 months this week as well. We should know in about 2 weeks if we can go and where exactly we will be going. We would leave in January and get back in June. We are really excited about it. So I will keep you posted, also if anyone wants to pay for us it is tax deductible :) just kidding
In closing here are some pictures of us before school on our first day of school :) Chad was kind enough to humor me :)
and my necklace kinda dominates the picture but we were in a hurry, we couldn't miss the bus :)
Happy First Week for School! I wish the best to luck to everyone who is in our same predicament and feel sorry of those of you who no longer get to take first day of school pictures :) Chad and I are still working to get a signed piece of paper that says how smart we are.