Thursday, July 24, 2008


I have found a new hobby.... painting frames. I found some unfinished frames at Roberts and have enjoyed painting them!! Its super easy, but that's all I can handle!

These ones I made for a friends baby shower to match her little girl's nursery. I distressed them a bit, but it is kind of hard to tell!

She seemed to like them too!

I also made some for our room, no pictures in them yet. I might make the smaller ones into mirrors. We will see!

One door closes, another opens.....

Well I am officially done with my summer practicum at Timpview High School. I loved getting to know these students and spending the past 7 weeks with them. I was sad to see them go yesterday and wish them all the best. I learned a lot about myself in this adventure as well. I am actually surprised by some of the things I was able to handle. I had a wide range of abilities in the classroom which made it tricky to plan class activities. I feel the activities my classmate and I planned turned out great! They all loved them. One of our favorites was using colored sand to layer in a jar!! Now I am getting ready for the next and final step for my degree, STUDENT TEACHING. I got my placement and am so grateful that it is close and I have a wonderful mentor teacher that I have met a couple times. I am sure I will learn a lot from her. I am starting to fill out paper work for my habilitation company I plan to start when we move back to Arizona. I am tossing around the name "CHAT":: Cognitive Habilitation and Autism Therapy. What do you think? Any ideas for a logo??

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Birthday Fun!!

I had a wonderful 21st birthday yesterday, thanks to my husband, family and friends! My husband got up early with me and made some yummy french toast. I went to teach for summer practicum and got to have my students sing happy birthday to me. I left the school to find that Erich decorated my car! (just as my mom would have :) Erich and I had lunch together and spent the afternoon doing a little shopping (my favorite!!). We went to Sandy to have dinner at a place called the Mayan. They put on a little show with cliff divers within the restaurant! What fun!!

My new vase, thanks Erich!

And new shoes! Erich picked them out, great job!

Inside the Mayan

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The 4th of July

Erich spent most of the day working, so I just spent some time at home catching up on things around the apartment. We met up with some friends to go watch the fireworks from the Stadium of Fire. We could not believe the traffic that was created from this event!! Since it doesn't get dark until 9:30pm here in Utah so we had to kill some time playing cards and people watching :) The show was great and there was an old man sitting next to us that had a lot to say about the fireworks. We were literally rolling on the grass from laughing so hard.

Here are some things he had to say, but you might have had to have been there to really experience it!!

"look at all that action down there"

"look at all that sparkle"

"ooo that looks like a Christmas tree"

"that's a parachute, yeah look at that parachute"

"that one looks like a flower, what a pretty flower."

"o I like that, that is nice!"

Really it was hilarious!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

And it begins

Well I have been trying to figure out how this all works, it only took a couple hours!!!! But here goes nothing! I hope to keep a little log of what Erich and I are up to. Although most of the time it is school and work, sometimes our lives are a little exciting and we will be able to share our adventures with you all!