Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My First Day of School!

After back to school shopping (for my classroom of course & quickly growing belly) and getting my classroom all put together...the first day of school went well. This year I am sharing a contract with my friend Page. So far it's been a blast. I don't think it will ever be any different, we get along great. I got to school early having butterflies in my stomach (I think I get them worse then the kids) and finished all of the little details we'd been putting off. Our theme this year is "The Happiest Place on Earth" and were doing all Disney stuff. I love it. Now I just need to get to Disneyland. We took a tour around the school "FINDING NEMO" and went looking for something that smelled fishy. The last place we found Nemo fish treats in our principal's office. We took pictures and went over classroom rules and procedures. It seems like I have a great class. Because I'm only part time now I work only every other Wednesday and every Thursday and Friday. I can't wait. I wanted to go the first day to meet my class and make sure they know that I'm not going to put up with anything (just kidding). I will try to get pictures taken of the classroom to put up.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ella, HarLee, & the Balloon!!!

Ella was having a blast playing with her red balloon. I couldn't get it away from her. She kept tormenting HarLee with it and finally HarLee started going for it. I had to quick grab my camera. Her laugh was making me laugh so hard! I love what simple things can make you smile!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Back to School!

I feel like I have been back at school for weeks! It's been tough trying to get back into the swing of things with only having 1 1/2 weeks off. Luckily our principal is nice and has only had us in meetings for a couple of hours in the morning! Hopefully I'll be quicker at adding pictures and all that good stuff!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

She's getting so big!!!

K, so I have been trying to figure out a good time to turn Ella's crib into a bed...I thought, why not today? She did great! I'm all excited. It took a couple of tries with the door closed but then I went in and got these cute pictures! Cross your fingers for the next couple of days!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Carla's 5 Question Challenge!!!

1. If you were on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", who would be your phone person and why? That's hard. I would have to call my cousin Joe! He lives back in Ohio and I think that I've always thought that he knew everything. He's one of the cousins that got the smarts.

2. What's the best concert you've ever attended? My favorite was just recently. Cason and I went and saw Black Eyed Peas. I love them. I love Fergie. It was Cason's first concert and so I think that helped too. I made him buy a t-shirt to remember it by.

3. When I'm really down, all I want to do is... and all it takes to make me happy is? SHOP!!! For some reason, the more I shop that happier I am. I can shop for baby stuff or Ella or me or anything. During the school year, I shop the most for classroom stuff. My kids can tell you I changed the classroom around all the time! Now all I need to do is shop for stuff for my house...any takers to go with me?

4. Your entire family has gone away for the weekend. The house is all yours. What are the first three things you do? That's easy. First of all, I would make sure no one could see me through my windows and I would run around naked all day and night (I hope that's not to visual). The second thing I would do is take a nice long bubble bath all by my's been a while since I haven't had to share (don't get me wrong though, I love sharing). And third, in all reality, I would probably try changing my house, painting, cleaning closets. Is that sad?

5 . What was a major turning point in your life? My biggest turning point in my life was the last year of college. I had one year left and I decided to go on a mission. I knew it was right, I felt great about it. So I started preparing myself. I took mission and temple prep and got my papers. I sent out my papers and I waited, and waited, and waited. I waited for almost 3 months for my call. It felt so long but I had never felt so good and ready. I opened up my call and just cried...I didn't feel right about but new that if I went it would be a good thing for me and my family. After lots of prayer, I felt right about postponing it. I would be able to finish up my last semester and then go. Lots of little things also came into play and I really learned to rely on the promptings of the spirit. It's sad to me that sometimes it takes something big in our lives to react and rely on our testimonies and spirit alone...I'm totally pointing a finger to myself. Anyway...not sure you wanted to hear all that.

Cousin Weekend!

We have our nephews and niece this to take advantage we've been playing hard. Maybe its so well all be ready to sleep by 8 o'clock! We've done some fun stuff. We went to Chuck E Cheese, the Natural History Museum, and swam tons! Ella is loving having other people around than just me and Cason.
This picture cracked me up!

A big pile up in the love sac!

Ella wasn't so happy to be on this ride!

Trenton up in the cage!!!

Trevor was really good on this jet ski game! I can't believe how awesome he is at playing games. He picks them up so quick!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

This picture is a little outdated. It's from Cason's sister's wedding. Kinda sad, but right now it's one of our only family pictures.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

K! I can't believe I'm doing this!!!

I am sitting here at the computer thinking that I am crazy. I'm not exactly sure what I'm getting into and how well I will do with this. I think this track break, since it is the end of the school year, has left me feeling like I can conquer anything! So be patient with me... it might take me a minute to catch on!!!