Monday, December 22, 2008

Smilemakers

Well its been over a year since I have been able to go to Phoenix Children's Hospital and dress up in costumes to visit the patients. Kacie and I went on Saturday and it was such a great thing to do in the Christmas season. The kids were so cute, and although they are going through so much they still have a smile on their faces!
SHH!! I was Mickey!

The Move

Well we ended up leaving Utah in a rush. Which means I didn't get to say good bye to so many people! We planned on staying until Sunday to attend a couple Christmas parties but then the weather man kept saying snow was coming! With this in mind we knew it would be best to leave before it hit. Erich flew in early Friday morning, I finished student teaching at 2 while Erich picked up the truck. Some wonderful people from the ward came to help move the boxes into the truck! (thank you Matt, Jeff, Rebecca, and Aubrey) It only took half hour. Then Erich and I cleaned and were on our way by 6pm. We stayed the night in St. George and drove the rest of the way on Saturday. With the silly trailer we had for Erich's car the speed limit was 55, so a 11 hour trip quickly turned into a total of 15 hours!!! We are glad to be home and close to family, although I do miss so many people in Utah! Here are some pictures of our adventure
Oh how I miss this little guy! They lived above us and lets just say I was a little obsessed. Erich was jealous!
And these wonderful ladies! I miss my calling, never thought I would say it, but I do! I loved serving with you Hailey and Aubrey!! Oh and Jake, another little obsession, can we say baby hungry?
My last walk to campus!
My favorite shelf! My sister is still shocked that I made it (well painted it and such) she says its something that she would have made, I guess Utah brought out a crafty side to me.
The truck, pulling the car on the trailer!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Have you seen these??

I am in love with the Reflections of Christ pictures taken by Mark Mabry. I just found out that the prints are available to purchase! I am adding it to my Christmas list! Check them out at http://reflectionsofchrist.org/
Here are my favorites!!




Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. Erich was already in AZ for work and I originally planned on just staying in Utah. Late Wednesday afternoon my dad called telling me he had a ticket. I was a little hesitant but took the offer and flew home that night. I surprised Erich! He had no idea. A friend of his made up a story that he had to pick up a cousin from the airport. Well come to find out that "cousin" was me!! He was so surprised, if only I could have gotten a picture of his face! Priceless! but my camera was being weird at the moment. This is him in the car, so shocked! We were able to have dinner with both families, but I didn't take any pictures. I need to work on that.
I did take some pictures of my student's Thanksgiving crafts! So fun!