Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Today is the Day!

It's been so long since I've blogged, I really do need to get better at this. Since today is such a big day for me I thought it would be worth documenting! Today is my last day of working at the Arizona Women's Golf Association. For the last 22 months I've been taking classes towards my Masters in Elementary Education and today is the LAST day of my final class...YIPPEEEE! Which coincidentally falls on my last day of work, making today a somewhat significant day (well at least in my mind). I start student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom on January 7 at Griffith Elementary here in Phoenix, AZ. The entire class is ESL, which frightened me at first, but now I'm looking forward to the challenge. Tommorrow we head to Washington for 10 whole days of rest and relaxation, no school, no work...AHHH and to spend a much awaited Christmas with my family!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I carved pumpkins with the neighbors last week and we went trick or treating last night with our little bumblebee! Her first two houses, she needed some encouragement and to be held, but once she got the hang of it, she was miss independent. Walking on her own, blatantly letting us know she did not want to be carried or go in the stroller with her powerful "NO" every time we asked. She carried her trick or treat basket the whole way around and was so excited when she got a sucker, holding it up and showing us. She kept her wings and antenna's on the whole night and was definitely the cutest bumblebee I've ever seen!

Shower Invitations

Today I hosted a shower for Jessica at our house. Marc and I have been busy at work all day, of course after the party was over and all the food was eaten and decorations dismantled I realized I'd forgotten to take pictures! I was so proud of my centerpiece including the brides custom made shoes on a cake tray, my homemade flower pen bouquet, and our arrangements of snacks! What I did remember to get a picture of was the invitation I sent out a few weeks ago...this is all I got :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

A play date with Bella!

Today we were going to head to the library for pajama story time with Bella, but when I called the library they thought Jaelyn might be a little too young. So we decided to meet at the park to play and feed the ducks. The girls were so excited to see each other they ran and chased each other, continually said "Hi Bella" and "Hi Jaelyn", slid down the slides, swung on the swings, and fed the ducks. Here are a few pictures from today's adventure.

Jaelyn's first Bella sighting

Favorite Friends

Sunday, October 18, 2009

First Time Blogger...

I decided to start a blog because I think it would be fun to explain more about what is happening in our lives here in AZ...we're so far away from all our family and friends, it feels good to be able to update everyone by blogging! I'm so far behind in scrapbooking and never find the time to do it so I feel like this might make up for it :) Plus, it will be fun for me to brag as much as I can about Jaelyn!! I suppose I'll start with today's happenings...Marc headed to California for his second to last golf trip of the season...yes we're counting down the days. So Jaelyn and I decided to invite the neighbor kids, Anthony (ET as Jaelyn calls him) and Alyssa (lissssa, according to Jaelyn) to paint pumpkins. Jaelyn's too young to carve them so I thought paint would be a fun alternative. Jaelyn loves ET and Lissssa and any time she can spend with them. Here are a few pictures from our fun day...starting with a paint covered Jaelyn.

Anthony & Alyssa
The finished products...Alyssa's, Jaelyn's & Anthony's (from left to right)