25 November, 2008
20 November, 2008
Last night at my mk class I saw that my fabulous hostess Nikki had the entire collection of Stephenie Meyer books on her shelf. I asked her about it and we got in a discussion about the movie. She said she was way excited and wanted to go too. Now I have to tell you all a little about my friend Nikki. Nikki is a little 58 year old lady with some severe physical illnesses. She is so sick that she says that she should have died 6 years ago, but by a miracle Heavenly Father has kept her alive. She is one of the sweetest and stongest women I have ever met. She has to be on oxygen all the time and she is just now after all these years able to move a little about her house without a wheel chair. But through it all, Nikki is one of the most positive people I have ever met and has learned to enjoy life in the moment so you never have any regrets. Well, I went home and looked up online to find out if there were still tickets and there still were. So now Nikki is going with us. She is thrilled and is more stoked than any of us about joining all those screaming girls. I am so lucky to be a part of this wonderful ladies life. I will post pics tomorrow.
18 November, 2008
17 November, 2008
So like I said I am posting something everyday this week until the Twilight Opening on Friday. I decided to put up this picture of me and my friends at the midnight release party of Breaking Dawn (the fourth book in the Twilight series). We had lots of fun and I have never seen a Barnes and Noble so jam packed full of people. I am on the left wearing my Team Edward shirt I made. Melissa my lil'sis is next. Then Katie wearing her team Jacob shirt, and last my sister-in-law Erica.
16 November, 2008
Twilight opens on Friday! So in honor of it, I changed the background and will be saying a little something about the movie each day until it is here. Melissa and I bought our tickets today for the 12:01 am showing at Sam's Town. My sister-in-law Erica is also going along with Melissa's friends Katie and Mallery. We are all so stoked. I know it is extremely dorky to be so excited about a "Tween" flick, and I never thought I would ever be like this for vampires, but the books really are addicting and a lot of fun to read. I really hope the movie does the books justice. If anyone would like to join us early Friday morning, you can buy your tickets at Fandango. Hurry, they are going fast. The more of us the more fun it will be. So come scream and swoon with the rest of us. We love the Cullens!
High School Musical 3
Monday and Tuesday was a veterans holiday break. We didn't really do anything monumental with the four day weekend so on Tuesday afternoon My sister and I took Aurora, Brianna, and my niece Elyzabeth to see High School Musical 3. They loved it, and I am sure they bothered everyone in the theater because they wouldn't stay in their seats. They just had to dance to every song. I actually enjoyed it too. I thought it was better then the first two.
Of course I forgot the camera so I have no picks. Sorry.
Wednesday I then began babysitting two more kids. A five year old boy who is in Aurora's class at school and his two year old little brother. Their mom drops them off at 6:00 AM (I am not a morning person), but it has been working out ok so far. I take Aurora and the five year old to school at nine and then pick them both up after school. Their mom picks them up at four so I mostly just have the two year old and he is usually pretty sweet. The girls are working on princessing him up, but he doesn't want anything to do with it. It has been different being around a little boy so much. They really are very different from little girls. I am having to remember what to do with him to keep him busy. It's not all princess' and dolls anymore. Although we have discovered he does like our fisher price family doll house. =)
High school football
Friday night we went to Las Vegas High Schools play off game. Teachers and their families always get in free and they do a barbecue for us. How can you not go when there is free food involved and you are living off a teacher income? We also get special seating on the north end of the field. The girls love it because they get to run and play with all the other kids we just have to make sure they don't run on to the game field which Brianna tries to do sometimes. Brianna's favorite part is giving all the players high fives as they run on and off the field. Vegas beat Green Valley 45 to 32. Goooo Vegas, take it all the way to finals!
Well that is just a little bit of our week. hope your week was good, too. ;)
09 November, 2008
So what makes my man so amazing? I could say all the generic things like Kent is hard working (which he is), or a good provider for our family (which he is), or a wonderful husband and father (which he is), but that just wouldn't convey how amazing he really is. We are about to have our 10 year anniversary on January 2nd (man that makes me feel old), and we have had are share of trials and frustrations. In those 10 years we have moved 11 times. Three of those moves I was pregnant and 2 of them we had a brand new baby. Nine of those moves have been in Aurora's life time. Most of those moves were not of our choosing, but through it all he has been so very patient and he has never given up that someday things would work out and we would finally find our niche in life. 3 years ago neither of us would even have imagined that he would become a teacher in the end. A year ago last September he had one of his biggest surprises happen to him; he was called to be Branch president in the tiny town we were living in in Bullfrog, Utah. But, even with being a first year teacher and raising a young family he never gave up doing what he could for us nor the branch. He juggled everything without complaining too much ;). When we finally thought we had found our place in life for at least a few years, we got another shock and realized we had to move again. Heavenly Father still had other plans for us, and knew we needed to be somewhere else. This was hard for me, but Kent was so strong and knew everything would work out. In June we picked up again and moved out of state to my home town of Las Vegas, Nevada. In September we had another major shock to our system. After having my annual routine pap test I got a call from my doctors office informing me that there was a high chance that I may have cervical cancer. It totally took me by surprise and almost derailed me, but Kent was so amazing through it all. There was more than one time that I ended up crying on his shoulder, and he would just hold me and tell me that everything was going to be ok. He is my rock. He was there for me through the painful, embarrassing tests, and all the doctor visits, and he was right everything was ok. The biopsy came back negative. I am not quite done with all the tests, but he is always there for me and the kids, and there is no way I could have got through any of this without him. I love him so much. We are now beginning a new journey in our life. We will hopefully be moving again in the next few months into our very first own home. It is going to be crazy, but hopefully wonderful, and Kent will be there again to make sure we all get through it without too many disasters. He truly is the most amazing guy out there.
I now TAG Mandy Walton, Monica Bird, Melissa Hughes, and Marlaine Mitchell to take the time and write down why your man is so amazing, and make sure you let me know what you come up with. See if you can beat my guy; good luck trying =).