Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

Oh yes, what a wonderful day. I haven't felt this good since last summer. As some may know, I am not exactly thrilled about my current position at Kensington. There have been about 4 people quit in the last month and because it is the end of the school year, they won't hire anyone else. So things have been hectic and nerves have been on edge. I left work in a very fowl mood the other day and was tired of carrying that mood home with I called an old friend and got a j.o.b being a nanny for an old time family that I LOVE. So, I went into to work today and gave them my notice. My last day is June 6th and I could not be happier. I almost forgot how good it feels to be this happy. I am really looking forward to my summer of laying by the pool, going to movies, riding bikes, and doing WHATEVER else I want to- oh yeah did I mention I will get paid to do all of the above?

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Look what I did!

I planted bulbs in November hoping they would grow this spring. I am so excited that they bloomed and look so pretty.

Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day at school, we made paper and recycled crayons. Here are a few pics to recap our 2 days.

6 more weeks....

April's unit is on weather, so we created "rain" in our classroom! It was a mess but alot of fun.

6 more weeks until the end of the school year and I can't believe it. As I am going through my ideas and plans for the last siz weeks of school I am realizing how attached I am to my kids and how much I am going to miss them. Being the great LDS person I am, I decided to go on and create a memory/scrapbook of our year together. I am way excited about. I have found some pretty cute quotes and my parents are so excited about it.

Here are some quotes for the book:

"The important thing is not so much that every child be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn." John Lubbock

"I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment." Angelina grimke

"Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children." Annoymous

I am very sad to end the year but I have learned alot and am looking forward to the next batch of kids I get to teach next year.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No I am not crazy.....

...Just determined. So I am running in a 5k with a girlfriend in about 3 weeks. I started training pretty much everyday and then I got sick with an upper resp. cold and have been down for about 2 weeks. I went for a fast paced 1 1/2 hour walk yesturday and my feetsies and butt bones hurts today. I am sure if I hit it hard now until the run, I should be fine.

Also, the reason why I may be crazy. In October, I will be going to Wisconsin to spend the weekend with a highschool friend and run a half marathon- no that is not a typo. When I told my friend Jen what I was planning to do she was surprised and wondered if she would be able to do that (this is the friend I am running the 5k with). So I have about 6 months to train for it, I think I can...... I think I can.......
I am on a health kick out now. I really want to get in shape and get a regular exercise routine down. I guess it's because Dennis is home at night now and I feel I can go to bed earlier to wake up earlier to exercise..... I have been doing pretty good about getting up on Saturday mornings at 8 and going for a run so why not wake up during the week and do the same thing??? The only thing holding me back right now is the fact that I would have to wake up around 5 and I am not sure I am ready for that yet.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

As this week comes to an end....

We have so many things to be thankful for this week. I am excited for 2 great reasons. First, I will get my husband back at night and we will be making our old income back! Hallelujah! He got offered a position at a company in West Chicago, after talking with me about it, he accepted.
Second, I have an interview at Lakewood Creek Elementary in Oswego for SECOND GRADE!!!
This has really been a great week :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tyler James Hildebrand

So after 3 babies in 2 weeks, I am ready for a break from the hospital. Nicole and Josh's son arrived at 10:06a.m weighing in at a whopping 10 lbs. 1 o.z and 21 1/2 long. He has a full head of black hair as you can see and looks just like his momma!

Sephora makeover

One of my friends works for Sephora so my cousin and I decided to go visit her and get makeovers. I was very excited because I am tired of my current make up and I never feel like it looks good. After that night, I LOVE the makeup and I will never wear makeup again without using foundation primer first. Thanks Jen :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Conference Weekend

(Pictures to come later)
This weekend was so nice. It's the first weekend in about 3 months that I haven't felt like it has flown by and been robbed on my time at home. Saturday morning I woke up around 9 and went for a run with Monster to prepare for the 5k I am running in next month with Jen Martin. The weather was so gorgeous this weekend and I loved being able to be outside. Joseph and Andrea came over to watch the afternoon session of conf. with us before the guys headed off to Priesthood session while Andrea and I headed to Mongolian BBQ to have dinner with the mother in law. After 2 hours of waiting for our table (so worth it) we were stuffed full and ready to head home and watch the movie The Ultimate Gift ( I HIGHLY recommend it, its great)

Sunday we had our friends the Millers and their little boy Vance over for brunch and then to watch conf. It was so awesome to be able to be at home watching it from my own couch in the comfort of my own home. In between morning and afternoon session, Dennis and I took Monster for our walk and decided to go down and check out the new park in our neighborhood. A few weeks ago we went to a park by the inlaws and took Monster down the slide. Well today we did it again. After he went down on my lap the first time, he ran right back up the steps to go again by himself, it was hilarious. It is so great to have a dog with such a great personality, he fits into our family very well and is spoiled to death!!

After dinner, Dennis helped me cut the fabric for my quilt and then we relaxed watching some tv. I am so glad my weekend went so well and I actually got to relax and enjoy time with Dennis.
Now I just hope my week won't be too crazy- I am busy every night this week and will be at the hospital on Thursday- my BFF Nicole is having her baby and I am soooo excited to meet him.