Monday, September 24, 2007

Busy little bees!

Well Meghan inspired me to do a little update so here ya go! :)

It's been pretty hectic around here lately :). Last weekend Kyle and I took 7 of his High School students to a leadership choir at ASU which meant we had the wonderful opportunity to take the short bus all the way to Phoenix at 4 o'clock in the morning. :) Kyle had a lot of fun meeting new choir directors and learning new songs. My friend Whitney came and picked me up and we hung out at her house for awhile and I got caught up on all the new stuff happening in the valley. Then we met my parents, Stevo, and Meghan at Panda Express (which was WONDERFUL because I had been CRAVING panda since we moved out here :)). It was fun to get caught up with them.. i think we sat and talked for about an hour after we were done eating. Then My mom, Whitney, and I went shopping and I got some new clothes for substituting that made me look like I was older then the kids I sub for :).
Nothing slowed done for last week either. Kyle's sister Kellie came done to help his choir with their choreography so Kyle spent a lot of time at the school and at his moms figuring out the skirts and shirts for their uniforms. I was able to sub for a kindergarten last ALL week last week and I really enjoyed it. I decided that that's my calling :) So i finally figured out what i wanna teach! I had so much fun with the little ones and they were all so cute. One little boy actually gave me an apple- So i thought that was pretty darn cute!
Yesterday in church Kyle was set apart to be the 1st counselor in the Young Men's presidency so he is really excited about that. He gets to go camping and all that fun stuff with them now! I haven't received a calling yet- but with school and work I don't feel like that's necessarily a bad thing :). We love you all!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Painting the house!
So yesterday Alli and I decided it was finally time to paint the house like we promised to do. Well there was a little adventure. Now of course I don't believe there is anything I can't do but this took some learning.
Lucky for me I had the whole back of the house to practice on and if you look at the rocks on the patio you can clearly see the learning curve. I am sure I got more paint on me and the ground then the actual walls. I know because the second bucket of paint went twice as far as the first.
We were lucky enough to use my bro-in-law's professional sprayer which made the job go really fast once we got it working properly. About 2pm, after we had spent all morning covering the windows with paper, I went to start painting. The first hour and gallon of paint, I spent trying to figure out how to make the machine spray. After I called my bro-in-law I learned I didn't put one piece in the nozzle. The next hour I spent trying to get the hose to stop leaking paint.
About this time my mom showed up to see how we were progressing. She showed up just in time to run to the store for me to buy tape. 3 different kinds of tape (at once) later we were off and running. Once we got going it only took about an hour and a half or so to paint the whole house. Then another hour cleaning out the machine.
Now we no longer live in the blue house, it's now the yellow house with the blue door. :) Alli and I have decided that we have found a summer job. But were not cheap! :)
To top the night off Alli made a great supper and we prepared talks while watching ASU somehow pull off a victory over Colorado.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

We got sucked in :)

So it looks like we've gotten hooked into "Blogging" with the rest of the married clan :). Kyle and I were married on May 19, 2007. We're going on 4 months now and have loved it all. We moved up to Holbrook, AZ in August, where Kyle is the Music Teacher for the Joseph City School District.. that's right, DISTRICT.. he definitely has his hands full but he loves it.

I am working for the Holbrook School District as a substitute, making sure I want to go down the whole "teacher career" and I'm a full-time student. I'm taking night and online class so i can work during the day while Kyle is gone. I had my first day on Friday (Aug 31) and I sat a 7th grader in the corner, so I think it's gonna work out for me :).

This weekend we were able to spend with my family down in Buckeye and had a total blast. I love being in Buckeye when all the kids come home... Travis and Wesly (Chris and Kati's sons) are the cutest things and make any family gathering interesting. We got to see Seth and Tara's new baby Kade, so adorable. I came home and told Kyle I wanted one, and he said OKAY! But we'll see if that all pans out soon haha.

Another trend I got hooked into... the vampire books. Oh my goodness but I love them! I started book number 2 yesterday.. took about an hour and a half to go to a barbecue with Kyle's family and returned to my book so finish it at about midnight last night.. I went to the library to get book number three and they don't have it in yet, but i reserved it for when it comes in. :).