Saturday, April 24, 2010

I would like you all to meet....

I would like you all to meet...RUBY!
(that's what I've named this beauty)

On Wednesday I bought MY very own car. Never have I ever had my own car. I have always used the family car and just taken whatever was available and that has been nice but I decided its time to get my own. I love Ruby! She has been good to me so far....and she better be good to me for a long time because geez cars are expensive. I've taken really good care of her thus far and I have a feeling that she'll stick with me for quite awhile through the thick and thin. There is a lot of potential in this new relationship of mine and I just wanted you all to meet my new friend.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby Rachel, Logan Trip, and New Adventures

At the beginning of last week, on April 12th, my new niece Rachel Enid Corry was born. She weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is a beautiful little girl with tons of thick black hair. When she was born they put her in the NICU because of extremely low sugar levels and too high of a red blood count. Mark (my brother in law) was able to participate in a lot of the procedures and other things they had to do to help Rachel and even help deliver her. There was one point in one of the procedures for Rachel that Mark was assisting with and Rachel stopped breathing. I can't imagine how Mark felt during that time to see his brand new baby stop breathing right in front of him but they got her back breathing in less than a minute (although it probably seemed forever to him) and she started improving. It seems as if there was problem after problem with Rachel her first week and she had to stay in the NICU and be closly monitered, but now she is home and doing well. I had to go up north to Logan this weekend for some job interviews etc (which I will tell you about in a minute) and was able to make a quick stop to go visit baby Rachel in the NICU on the way. Below are some pictures I took of my visit.

I love my new little neice Rachel!

As I mentioned earlier I made a trip to Logan this weekend. Bryan and Cicely came with me and we met up with McCabe once we got up there. I arranged earlier to go to the school that I have been interested in getting a job with and meet with the principal. We made a weekend out of it and had a lot of fun! I spent all Friday morning at the school with the principal, he showed me around the school, introduced me to some people, had me teach a class for about 5 minutes, and interviewed me for about 2 1/2 hours (it was a LONG interview). Anyway, after it was all done he gave me some feed back on if I would be able to get this teaching position. He said they liked me a lot, I was good with people, impressive, very confident and comfortable in a classroom setting and that he would really like me to teach Kindergarten there starting in August. Now, he has to do a few last interviews before the word is final but he said that I would be very tough competition for the job and to start planning on getting ready. I will get the final word probably by this Friday so I'm trying not to get to excited in case of a slight chance of not getting it, but its looking pretty promising that I will be able to start teaching at Thomas Edison Elementary School in Logan starting this August. Everyone cross your fingers for me and I will keep you updated as soon as I know if I for sure have the job!
After the interview was over it was time to play! While we were in Logan we went to the Logan Zoo (yes, Logan has a zoo believe it or not... there are a lot of birds but they have some other pretty cool animals too. The picture below is sadly the only picture I took while at the zoo. If you are ever in Logan and would like some entertainment the zoo only costs $1.00 and only 50 cents for kids. haha. It was fun ...nothing like Hogle Zoo in SLC, but its a zoo and it was fun).

We also went to Gossner Factory where they make the famous squeeky cheese, flavored milk and all kinds of cheeses. I highly suggest the "Cookies and Cream" flavored milk. Yummy. We also were able to make it in to do some Baptisms for the Dead at the Logan temple (one of my favorite temples ever by the way! So beautiful!) We watched a movie, went to campus, cooked dinner, went out to eat, went to the park, etc. It was a fun trip and I just love Logan!

A lot is going on right now and some big things are happening in my life. It can be stressful and scary at times but life is good and I'm loving every minute! I graduate in a couple weeks and will officially have my diploma. I sent out graduation announcements about a week ago and getting things ready for that as well.

This is the picture I sent out with my graduation announcements.

I just want to thank all of you for your support in everything that is going on in my life right now! Big things are happening and I couldn't do it without the support of my friends and family! I'm ready for life's next adventure for me! I'll keep all of you posted on the job and everything else! Hope all is great for everyone! Talk to you soon bloggers!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

Well... Easter is a big deal in my family. It is one of the favorite holidays we all look forward too. This is because of a few reasons...

1. We get to hear from our amazing church leaders with a great conference weekend! Man were the talks good this year. I can't wait to get the May ensign and re- read all the talks!

2. Tons of family, food, and games always going on.

I was pretty excited about this Easter bunny cake. I have always wanted to try making a fondant cake and so I thought I would try it out this weekend. it is and I thought it turned out pretty cute.

This picture is of me and my nephews while listening to Saturday session of conference. I love these boys :)

and the last reason is what we like to refer to as ...

3. The mother of all Easter Egg Hunts. Some of you may know this but you see, every year my parents save up their money for this. When I was little we used to hunt for eggs with candy, quarters, and if we were lucky a few $1 and $5 bills. Well, as the years has gone on my parents have made it a tradition to raise the dollar bills a little bit more. Each year the highest bill went up and up and up. We are now at $100 dollar bill being hidden in one egg and down from there. I sure put on my "A game" when it was time for the hunt this year (but really its all luck of which eggs you pick). I felt really good about me getting the big bill this year. Well, unfortunately it didn't happen but my total winnings was $103 so I was pretty happy about that. It is a fun tradition my family does each Easter that they save up for and all us kids look forward to. It was a fun easter weekend and it was fun to have all my family in town.

This is a picture of the Grandkids before the kids Easter egg hunt. I didn't get any pictures of the adult Easter egg hunt. Sorry. If you can't tell those are Easter bunny was pretty funny with all of them wearing them.

Happy Easter Everyone!