Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I am not someone who throws my political views in others faces but I sure do love this

Quote from President Harold B. Lee

Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won’t fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.

I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through.

( Source: Ye Are the Light of the World 350-51 )

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Exciting News!

If you are friends with me on facebook you probably already know but ..... we are expecting our first baby in April! We are so excited! My official due date is April 18 and even though I am only about 12 weeks along I am already starting to show a little. Now I know some of you probably don't believe that since the baby is so small but trust me with everything else that is going on in there along with growing a baby it is possible. Also I have always been so little that any weight gain at all is blaringly obvious. Anyway, we were going to wait a little longer to tell everyone but rumors started flying at church so we decided it was best to just put those to a stop haha.

The first trimester was a little bumpy since I started getting basically all day sickness at about 5 weeks but now I am finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel as far as feeling sick goes.

I am student teaching this semester and I graduate in December. I am seriously in love with student teaching and I am getting so many ideas and learning so many new things that I can't wait to have my own classroom! It was really hard to be student teaching while being so sick but I became a really good faker and I actually think it helped me be a little less sick since I knew it was impossible to run to the bathroom every 5 minutes.

Well I think that is it for now!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hello Blog World!

I swear that I am still alive I have just been super busy with school this semester. This is my last week of real-school. This is what I have been calling it because next semester I am technically still in school but I will be student teaching so I am not counting it as real-school. I am so excited to student teach and I can't wait to start that next page in my journey to becoming a music teacher. I will give you the quick low-down on what I have been up to.

  • 21 credits .... yeah don't even ask me how I made it to the end of this semester and I might possible pull straight a's! Not bragging or anything....
  • My last book work semester at ISU.
  • 2 jobs. I have been teaching piano and then at the beginning of the semester I was working for a cleaning company.
  • Into the Woods! I was Cinderella in Into the Woods and it was such a great experience!! I will post pictures later in the blog. I loved being in this musical and I don't really know what to do with myself now that it is over.
  • My senior recital was in February. I felt like it was very successful and I could really see the growth form my freshman year to now. I have the best voice teacher ever! DLF has been such an inspiration to me and I am so fortunate to have been able to work with her. Also a shout out to my awesome accompanist Trent Clegg. He is such a great person to collaborate with and I love every time I get to work with him. Unfortunately, all the pictures that were taken were by other people and I haven't gotten copies yet otherwise I would post some.
  • Josh has gotten really busy with work and is definitely going to be hiring 1 and possibly 2 employees which is really good for us. The unfortunate part is that I won't get to see him a whole lot until he gets some employees because he is soooo busy! For example tonight he is on a job that has to get done by tomorrow because the carpet people are coming in so he will probably be there through the night because he just started it.

Me and some of my besties before the show

Me and Lindsey (or snow white)

                                     My beautiful ball gown. Do you like my red hair? Haha

 I never got a very good picture of my wedding dress but here I am with my prince Derek Gregerson.
                                                          My hot hubby!

                                     This is not a very good picture but it is my cute sock bun.
                            This is my new friend Mr. Owl! I made him for our choir auction.

     Spring is in the air! I am loving the gorgeous weather we have been having the last couple days!
 I think that is about it for now. Peace out!!