Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fun Weekend & Random Teaching Comment

Since all the other blogs that I read wrote about their Memorial Day Weekend, I figured I should add mine to the mix.
We didn't have school Friday because of a Flex Day in the district (teachers exchange collaboration time for days off throughout the year). So Friday was the annual "Timberwolf Tee-Off" Golf Tournament. This event is a scramble type tournament at a local golf course, and mostly coaches and booster members play: all of the proceeds benefit athletics. Since my husband and myself coach at Lake City, we usually participate in some way. Plus, who am I kidding, you get to drive around in golf carts and drink all day with your work friends! I'M IN!! And don't let it fool you, I am a horrible golfer. So I mostly just hit the ball every once in awhile and drank, a lot. By the time it was all said and done, and we made it to the Booster Club President's house for a BBQ, I was toast. I went home at 9:oo. I'm such a cool 25 year old. Needless to say, I got a good night's rest and got through the hangover that had developed at around 6:00.
Kris, on the other hand, went out all night with LCHS alums who he taught (since he is 7 years older than me he actually has former students who are of drinking age). Well Kris always forgets he is not 21, like his former students. He went out until around 1:30am and then was a horrible, hungover 32-year-old on Saturday morning. I was getting very antsy, because we were going to my parent's cabin for the weekend. I have never wanted to get away from town as much as I did that morning.
I finally got the hungover man that was my husband out of bed and into the shower, which he dry-heaved through- hehe. And we loaded up the dogs, some campin clothes, and headed up north to the Moyie River. We had a blast! My parents and brother were up there too, and it was so nice to relax with the fam. We mostly read books, played card games ( I LOVE CARDS!), and watched some DVDS.
The highlight of the weekend was Sunday, when my brother,dad, Kris and I took a raft trip down the Moyie. I felt all adventurous because I don't usually do anything "crazy" like that. It was so awesome! It was a 4 hour raft trip, through some big ole rapids. At one point, the raft was completely full of water! I have no idea what number the rapids were, but they were moving and fun! My dad is also hilarious in everything he does, like Clark Griswold funny, so that made the trip that much more enjoyable.

Needless to say, it was restful and gave me back some much needed down time...and I am making it through our last "official" week of teaching before finals start next week.

I Love Memorial Day Weekend at the Cabin:)

AND my random teaching comment of the day... my Spanish 2 class is watching "The Land Before Time" (really, it is part of the curriculum, for its use of commands)... and I can't watch ANY part of the damn movie without feely weepy and sad!! This was the first movie my parents took me too, and I cried for hours after seeing it! It really disturbs me that sweet little "piecito" (Little Foot) looses his poor momma at such a young age.... I could go on and on. So instead of watch with my class, I set a bad example and work on grading papers.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

What a Man

I am officially in love with my husband. Not that I wasn't before, but he was so sweet today I just thanked my lucky stars to be so blessed with him.

Let me set the scene: Every year, the school that both he and I teach at rewards students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher a day at the local theme park, Silverwood. K.K. and I are always chaperons, as well as my friend Sandy.
Sandy brought her sweet baby girl, Ellen (who is adopted from China, and was a little flower fairy in our wedding). Ellen is 2 and TOTALLY cute.
Well, of course it down-poured while we were at Silverwood- like hail balls and thunder, super fun times.
So Ellen was getting bored under the food court pavilion where we found shelter.
And here comes Super Kris, MY husband. He scooped up Ellen and tickled her, took her over to look at the Ferris wheel, chased her around,and held her on his lap for a really long time- it was melt-your-heart cute. And, it was my husband! All the ladies were giving him the awwww face, and I was so proud, cause, HE'S ALL MINE LADIES!
Oh man, we need to have a baby soon, we gotta lotta love to spread around

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Well, definately not pregnant this month. Guess we will have to have another go of it in 10-14 days. I usually am a patient person, but this particular area is hard to wait for. I am a firm believer in God and His plan, but I still turn into that bratty little child and ask, "why can't I have it noooowww??" I know that there is a grander plan and timing is everything, so I just need to relax and let nature take its course.

I am a doer, though. When I want stuff done, it gets done. I mean, look at my life. I graduated college and secured a teaching job, at the school I wanted, in the teaching area I wanted, (something that is VERY hard to do in my area, I might add) and I did it all before the age of 23.
So, now that we have tried 2 times to get pregnant, with no results, I am racing through my brain all of the physical problems I could have and what am I going to do if it is all of a sudden 6 months later, and we're still trying??
I know, I know... everyone is going to tell me to just relax, because stressing out does not help matters. But really, I'm not stressed. I just want to be pregnant! My heart swells every time I hear a baby make any noise, when my friends all show me their nurseries and fun clothes, books, toys they are all buying for their new babies, I just feel lonely. My husband is getting antsy too. He looked at me across dinner 2 nights ago and said, "we really need to get serious about this baby-making business, Kel."

I know my turn will come soon, but I want to take my turn NOW!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Whew! Glad that's over

So this is how my Mother's Day started off. I got to thinking about it, and 7 of my friends are pregnant at the moment- SEVEN! Not just seven people who I know, SEVEN people I interact with on a daily or at least weekly basis. THREE of these people happen to be my close friends, and out of the seven ladies in my bible study, FOUR are pregnant! That is a lotta women with child... and NOT ONE OF THEM IS ME!! Ok Ok, so I've only been "trying" for 2 months now, but I WANT ONE TOO! Today my hubbie and I had a serious talk- we are going to really work hard at it next ovulation period, or when the moon, stars, and hay is all growing the right direction, as my husband seems to think this whole pregnancy thing is a wives' tale or something...silly man.

Ok, so that was the morning of Mother's Day.
Then I get this call from my own Mother at around 2:00ish, telling me my Grandpa has slipped into a non-responsive state and I better come say goodbye. Not to confuse anyone, I'm not making light of this, just feels good to talk about it this way, now that it's all over. So Kris and I rush over to visit him in the nursing home, and it's bad. Real. Scary. Bad. I thought yesterday was the last day my sweet Grampy would be around, and I could never tell him thanks for all the fun memories and just how great he is and how much I absolutely love him in my whole heart. Thinking about naming my first born son something with Robert Kenneth it in. Everyone was crying, it was so horrible. We left around 8:30, and I had a bad night of no sleep and dreams in between of Grandpa of the 90s.. good times, good times
So my mom calls me at 7:00 this morning to tell me that Grandpa came out of it, back to the old grumpy, tired, Grandpa that we all know and love (dearly). What a relief! But not a day I want to see again soon.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Good Day

Today has been a great day. My husband and I finally got our tax return back, and we went crazy spending! Well, not really, and if I was a 21 year old looking at my life, I would think, boooring place to spend money.
We bought:
- Deck stain and stained our awesome, huge deck
- A big table that seats six, for our newly painted/stained awesome deck
-6 chairs for our big table
- A red maple tree from the best nursery, Northland, to replace the tree our dogs' pee killed over the winter (cheap tree from Home Depot)
-2 tickets to the BIG EASY to watch Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band tonight!

It was super fun digging around in my plants this morning. I finally set up a bird bath my mother-in-law gave me at my bridal shower. I also cleaned up the yard and planted some free perennials we got from Teacher Appreciation Week at school. Now all I need to do is clean the house, and I will be set! Only, it's not too fun cleaning inside on a sunny day- maybe I'll just wait for the next cloudy one, hehe.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

7 random things

Kerdog tagged me to list off 7 random things about myself... pretty much everything I do is random, so hopefully this won't be too hard!
1. My first job, at 15 years old, was a hostess with the mostess at Denny's
2. I lived in Spain for 6 months as a foreign exchange student my junior year of college
3. I was in a sorority, Kappa Delta, at the University of Idaho
4. I really like animals, I could be that crazy cat person, if my dog and husband didn't hate them!
5. I am an internet junkie
6. I love to learn! I am getting my Master's Degree in Educational Administration currently, but still want another one in Technology.
7. I wish I had more time to watch MORE reality TV - I LOVE IT

I'm tagging cougchick, kristi, ann, and sara :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Summer Job

Considering that there is a little over a month's worth of school left ( I am a Spanish teacher at Lake City High School) I have begun the summer job search. We could use the extra money and I can't imagine spending 2.5 months relaxing (too much OCD for that!). I am thinking of a fun, part-time serving position or something else that is non-stress and where I won't run into a lot of high schoolers... if any of y'all out there have a suggestion, send it my way!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Dear Baby

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of love.

-- Maureen Hawkins

Friday, May 4, 2007

Whoo Hoo For Friday!

I love Fridays- I never get sick of them! Grey's Anatomy was soooo good last night, although the producers were totally hooking us loyal viewers into their spin off show with Addison- which by the way I think will be pretty good.. the guy from WINGS is still soo hot, even after all these years! And Taye Diggs, love looking at that man... I'm really happy that Meridith and Shepard are working it out, they are, aren't they? Man, I live for my TV! It's the only excitement I have- Tuesday and Wednesday is American Idol ( GO BLAKE) and Thursday is Grey's! It keeps me going... but Fridays are so good I don't even need TV :)
Wish me luck at Bloomsday- don't worry, I'm not running, just don't want to get the shin splits that plague me every year!
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