Wednesday, October 29, 2008

From the Mouth of Babes

My life is crazy. Every time I go to write a new post I want to start off by saying what a crazy week it was, because they all have been. This week just added to the craziness of it all! Thursday Mom, Dad, Kim and I went down to Thatcher to watch Marilee in Fall Sing. It was great fun, my sister is amazing (watch out broadway!)but i hate the quick trips down there, we got home at 12:15 am yuck!

But that is when we had to go because friday night was Mesa High's homecoming and my parents were asked to be the alumni guests, and my niece was the adorable little girl that got to carry the crown to the new homecoming queen. Then my mom had 2 weddings that weekend and not to mention homecoming flowers.
here is my cousin Ashley struttin her stuff at homecoming.

My niece Cali is so adorable, and her cousin Kaylee came to the football game with her to play. My parents and Cali headed over to where they needed to be for half time and I was left sitting by my sister in law Chelsey's family. Little Kaylee then asked me if I was a kid or a grown up, I told her I was a grown up, and that I was the same age as Aunt Chelsey. She then asked if I was a mom. I told her no, and that wasn't enough of an answer for her, so she asked why not? I really didn't know what to say and so then Anita, chelsey's mom throws in that I hadn't found a dad yet. Kaylee then wanted to know why. I just haven't found one yet. She then pointed to some boy sitting in the stands, and said there is a boy. I told her that I have to find one I like, not just any boy. I wish it were that easy to find a "dad" it would make my life so much easier!

Cali and I hanging out at the ball game

That is story 1 about out of the mouth of babes, the other happened the next day, my sister's friend came over to have my mom do something and brought her kids. The older one saw the skitters in the hallway and was very curious as to what they are and how they work, so I took it outside to show him. If you don't know what a skitter is, they are the funnest toy for "bigger" kids and little kids, google it, they are so much fun. So my dad had just planted our winter grass and you know what that means, fertilizer! As we were driving by he said, "it stinks like cow poop" I replied, yes it does. A little later he wanted to know who pooped on the grass, how did it get there? It was so funny. Kids say the darnedest things!

Only two weeks till I fly out to Florida! I am so excited and ready for a vacation, especially a Disney at Christmas time one!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust!

Again, I had another busy week, surprise surprise! My mentor teacher was gone for 3 days while she took her son up to the MTC. It was a really good learning experience for me. It was a little nerve racking, just for one day because while she was gone there was the District Secondary Choral Festival, and since my teacher was gone I got to be incharge and take our top girls to the festival. I was really nervous leading up to tuesday since I would be directing at the Mesa Arts Center in the gorgeous Ikeda theater, and in front of some big name choir teachers in the district. I survived and the girls did an amazing job. It was a wonderful experience for all us, and we learned so much.

Then this week, Lindsay and I bid farewell to our dear friend Kelly, who decided to ditch us and get married. We will miss our trips to Streamers with her, but I guess settling down is more important! Her reception was fun. She is in to reenacting, and so is her dashing new husband (who actually owns a top hot, how many people do you know that owns one?), and historical stuff, and so her dad totally incorporated that into the wedding video. They met at "This is the Place Park" where he is a tin smith (one of 13 in the country), and they did some filming there, it was great, and then they did some old fashioned dancing, it was so fun to watch. Their getaway vehicle was amazing, her dad works for the mesa fire department, so he was able to arrange getting the old fashioned fire truck for them. When I got home I told my dad that I want that, and since he is the vice mayor I think he has ways to arrange that for me, and so he informed me that I only have 2 years left, so I really need to start working on that! Afterward we went to Streamers to celebrate. We go so often the owner remembers us, it is so sad. Someday we will take a boy with us, because it is great fun.

Also this week was my sister Kimberly's Birthday. I made a totally awesome cake for her. She loves the piano, and so her cake was piano themed. I saw some cakes where they had taken white chocolate kit kats for the white keys and regular ones for the black keys of the piano. I wanted to do that, but I couldn't find any white kit kats, so my mom came up with the awesome idea to dip sugar wafer cookies into white chocolate. It turned out so cute, and delicious, but really rich because of all the white chocolate.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Jr High Boys Ahhhhh!

Yesterday was a long day at school. On thursday my mentor teacher's son married the dance teacher at the school so they were both gone, and also today again. The day started off ok, I got stuck with a weird old sub lady that was kind of interesting. In the middle of 5th hour the power went out. You might have thought the world was coming to an end at the way they were acting. 5th hour is the men's choir, so I was stuck with 15 pubescent males. What a joy! They were already starting to have behavior problems, but when that happened any hopes of regaining any sense of order in the classroom had ceased. All of the sudden they all had to go to the bathroom, and they couldn't see, so that was an excuse for them to take out their cell phones. About a half hour later the lights came back on, and then a minute later they went back out. Then the bell rang for 5th hour and they all left. shortly after the assistant principal got on the p.a. and told everyone to stay in their 5th hour class. They all came back, and some not too willingly. It was like I ways keeping them hostage or something. The power came back on for good, but they still had to stay with me. 10 minutes before school was over they announced that everyone could just go home. They were so excited and so was I. I was stuck with them for 1 hour and 30 minutes. It was crazy, and they were even crazier when they were released. It was so loud outside, I didn't even want to see what was going on, I could pretty much hear it all it was so loud. Luckily there are only 2 1/2 days of school this week. Yay! Now time for some spiritual enlightenment with conference this weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Moment of Silence

I found out this week that "Legally Blonde The Musical" is closing on Broadway. I am so sad, some of the songs are so cheesy and dumb, but others are amazing and kind of inspiring.

I feel bad for some of the stars that just started, especially Bailey since she just joined after winning the TV show, and now it is ending. Let's have a moment of Silence for Elle, but I guess we will just have to "Take it Like a Man."

My little sister recently turned 18, and I had to come up with an amazing idea to top last years cake since I made her an Elphaba cake since she is so obsessed with Wicked since like day 1. Since she is such a Broadway freak, and turning 18 I came up with an awesome Idea to make it a "Legally Brunette" cake. It turned out amazing and she loved it. She is such the baby of the family because I spoil her with amazing gifts, like her cakes and amazing Mary Poppins poster.

Now I am just going to school everyday. The concert last week was amazing, and the kids were so fun to see. The little 7th graders were so scared because it was their first ever concert. It was great. Today they had performance evaluations due and I started grading them, some of them have written great stuff. I hope to now survive the next two days, since my mentor teacher will be gone with her son's wedding festivities. I am excited to fly solo, it will be a great test, and the sub just gets to sit and babysit me since I don't have a dumb expensive piece of paper yet! Life is grand and I am so excited for conference this weekend, it is going to be amazing if it was anything like the women's broadcast the past weekend.