Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

So. It's been awhile... Sorry about that. I'll just pretend that you've all been eagerly awaiting another post by yours truly. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? Riiiiiiight.

Bullet list anyone?

Don't mind if I do. :)
  • School is going pretty good. Busy, of course, but good. I'm taking a psychology class right now (adolescent development) and we finally, finally, started talking about psychology for the first time this Monday. 3 weeks into the semester. What did we talk about? The proposal that's going on about removing the 12th grade to save money. That's it. If it wasn't so not interesting to me I might be questioning why I went into such a hard major... too bad psychology makes me want to fall asleep after 15 mins.
  • Don't worry that I spelled psychology wrong every single time I typed it in that last paragraph - again only proving even more that I've picked the right major. Yay for firefox's spell check. :)
  • I've been sick this past week. I've decided that I don't like being sick while being in school. It's been a long time since that's happened... I guess my immune system can only hold out for so long. In either case, Braedon has been wonderful about taking care of me. Even when I'm all gross, stuffy, feverish, etc etc, he still tells me I'm beautiful and gives me kisses and get's me anything I need or crave. Including gelato. :) I just love that boy.
  • I got my shoes for the wedding. I love them and I am so excited. Why? Observe:

That's right. Be jelouse.

  • Braedon also got his wicked awesome shoes for the wedding too. Observe:

  • Don't worry that the rest of the bridal party (minus the parents) are also wearing a varitey of chuck taylors. :)
  • Speaking of wedding stuff - I've met with the Bishop and we've scheduled the day for me to go to the Temple. I can't wait. :) I'm going to start going to Temple Prep this week, we'll see how that goes. I'm excited.
  • Me and the Hilly Face went to Ross this weekend and tried on some extremely ugly dresses and took pictures, just cause we can. Sadly those pictures are on Braedon's computer. Stay tuned.
  • It may be silly or dumb.... but I would be lying if I said I wasn't extremely excited and looking forward to the season premiere of Lost.

  • I've been doing observations/Student Teaching of sorts at West Jordan High. I can only go every Tuesday, but I'm enjoying it so far. I haven't actually taught a lesson yet, but I will be next Tuesday. I'm really nervous, but excited. So cross your fingers that I don't suck at teaching. :S
  • I'm tired and my brain is feeling uber non-creative, so I'm calling this blog quits.



The Start of an End.

It's 2010! (I totally didn't mean that to rhyme with the title, I swear)

Only 2 more days till I got back to school and start my last semester of my undergraduate career! It still seems really weird to me that this is my last semester of college. I'm a little nervous, but excited, to be entering this stage. I'm going to have to start my career soon.


I've actually started the ARL process (Alternate Route to Licensing) and am also in the process of trying to get a hold of the principal at the school my sister teaches at so I can maybe start doing some observations and even teaching a lesson or two. I can't actually get my license until I've been hired to a full time or part time teaching position (which seems totally backward to me...), so I've actually already applied to a lot of schools (in and out of state - a job's a job, right?). So we'll see how things go with that.

The whole ARL process makes me nervous though. There are so many steps and things you have to do and all in a specific order, that I'm afraid I'll miss something or do something wrong.
I want to be able to start teaching as soon as possible so that me and Braedon can have some money... so I'm constantly on edge thinking of what the next step should be and so forth. Hopefully I don't mess anything up. :S


In other news. Me and Braedon have decided not to have the wedding reception at my house, as we had originally planned. The more I thought about doing it at the house the more stressed I got, so we finally decided to go out and find a place. Which we did (with a lot of help from my mom - she basically rocks when it comes to planning anything)! It's a newer place, but we went and looked at it with the parents on Saturday and I fell in love. So we booked it! It's call the Atrium, and it's almost like an indoor garden. Observe:

It's beautiful and I am really looking forward to having the reception there. Besides that all other plans are pretty much the same, and basically figured out at this point, again my mom rocks. :)

I guess that's about it. Life is going good. I've enjoyed this break so much and am a little sad to see it go. But then I just remind myself - 'one more semester and you graduate and then get married.'

It doesn't get much better then that. ;)