Friday, March 28, 2008

I found a really cool website where I created a soundtrack for my blog. You can look at the tracks at the top of my blog page if you want to. I just chose a couple of songs that I like. If you don't like the song you are hearing right now, Micheal Buble, Everything (but I don't know why you wouldn't), you can double click on a different tune to groove to. ENJOY!

Easter in Montana was a blast! We got to Helena on Friday evening with just enough daylight left to go and take a look at Jason's mom's new house. The construction is coming along well and it has a whole first floor all framed in with stairs to the second floor done as well. Ted and Ronna are so excited for the house to be done and showed us all of the carpet, tile, and paint samples while we were there as well. I hope this house has a window that everyone can look out of to watch for people to drive up, as you can see from the picture of Scott and his cute boys, that this one does. We stayed with Jason's brother and his awesome family while we were in town. Amy is the best, treats on our pillows and all when we arrived, it was better than staying at the Hilton!

We were able to spend time with everyone while we were there. Dinner at mom's, church with dad, Easter Sunday lunch with Rex and Linda, it was awesome. It seems like the majority of what we do when we are in Montana is sit around and visit while we wait for the next meal, eat, and then sit around and visit some more. The boys had a great time hanging out and Amy made them Kaleb's favoite snack one evening, Triscuits with melted cheese. Kaden is so cute and talks so well, he follows Zack and Kaleb wherever they go. Cassidy had a slumber party with Grandma Ronna and the girls the first night we were there. Without Madelynn there she gets pretty lonely so we try to make it as fun for her as we can, she missed you Maddy!

Like I said in an earlier blog, Jason's grandma and grandpa were there form Roundup and we had so much fun with them. Grandpa is like a teenager these days and so fun to watch go for walks and play with the kiddos and grandma is up to no good in the kitchen, as always!

Santa Claus was supposed to bring my kids a Wii but he ran out so he asked the Easter bunny to bring one, which he did. I am just hoping that my kids don't get used to being this spoiled on Easter and don't expect a big present like that every year, the Easter Bunny isn't made of money you know (Santa either for that matter). They are having a great time playing it though, it is the first game system we have owned and the only reason I wanted it for the family is because you have to get off your butt to play it. My kids spend too much time on their butts as it is!

We had a fabulous time decorating and hiding/hunting eggs at Grandma Ronna's house as well. Grandpa got pretty excited about the finding part and was racing the kids to the eggs, too funny!

I hope everyone had as great of an easter as we did. We really tried to make sure the kids remembered what Easter is really for this year and to "remember the empty tomb" so we hope that the message got through with all of the excitement.

I am finally back to work on the 31st of March, crazy long spring break for me, and not looking too forward to it. Only one term left! I am trying to decide what to do next year so if anyone has advice for me, please help. My job share partner got a job teaching full time so her and her husband could afford a house, this leaves me without a job share partner yet again. So, I am thinking this would be a good year for a grade change, 2nd grade is wearing me out a bit. Unfortunately my prinicipal doesn't want a job share in 4th grade, the opening I want. So, long story short, my options are to stay in 2nd grade full time or find a new partner or get a grade change and teach 4th grade full time. Zack will be in all day Kindergarten next year but I was hoping to have time for me this year, to shop, clean, relax, volunteer in the kids' classrooms, etc. Any advice anyone has would be greatly apprecaited.

We are really anticipating warm spring days here, it keeps switching back and forth between cold and warm. I have been running a lot again this spring and trying to decide if I want to run the 5K or half marathon in Ogden City in May. I know I can do a 5K, but 13 miles scares the heck outta me, I ran about 5 1/2-6 miles on Tuesday and that kicked my butt. We'll just have to see what happens. We are signing Zack up for T-ball for the spring/summer and Cassidy is trying to decide if she wants to do coach pitch. She is for sure done dancing and doesn't want to do that next year but she still wants to play soccer and so does Zack, he will finally be old enough this fall. So, getting busy here.

Wow, that is a lot of info. Hope everyone is doing well and Spring has Sprung where you are.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Well, it is the first day of Spring but colder than it was yesterday. Oh well, that is the weather in Utah for you. Spring Break for the kiddos is Friday through Tuesday so we are headed up to Montana to see Jason's family for Easter weekend, we are all very excited for that. We will leave on Friday after I get done with report cards, it is a teacher work day, and head home on Monday. We are excited to stay with Jason's brother Scott and his cute family. Zack and Kaleb have a great time playing when we are there so he has been asking almost everyday when he gets to go see Kaleb. Jason's grandma and grandpa will also be in town from Roundup, Montana. I love Jason's grandpa so much, he is like my adopted grandpa since I don't have any living, he calls me "woman" and is so funny. His grandma makes sure NO ONE goes hungry and is a little firecracker of energy. We haven't been up to see Jason's family since Thanksgiving so it should be lots of fun.
Tomorrow will be my last day of work until March 31st, that makes me GIDDY! I switched the schedule around with my job share partner so I wouldn't have to go in next Wednesday so I have a over a week off. I have lots to do around the house and I'm sure loads of laundry after the trip so I won't be bored by any means.
I am sure we will take lots of pictures over the Easter Break so I will try to get some posted next week, don't hold me to that though!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Zack had his Kindergarten check up today, can you belive it! Registration is on April 9th so I figured I would take him to the doctor BEFORE the mad rush of kids were all there. I didn't even tell him where we were going, even after we got there I just played dumb with him. The doctor came in and did the ol' nose, ear, and throat check then he sent the nurses in. He had to pee in a cup and do a short vision test then the real fun began. He had two picks, one for a TB skin test the other for a blood test, then four shots. The poor kid! He cried so hard! We have the coolest nurse, she totally babied him and got him stickers, a sucker, and plenty of hugs and kisses. After the doctor Zack and mom headed to McDonald's for a Happy Meal and to play in the playground then home to watch his favorite movie Spiderman. The sad thing is that he is still one vaccine shy of being complete so that will be fun.