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Our Little Family of Three

Monday, April 26, 2010

Top 10

1) Registered for a 5K. I'm NOT a runner/jogger/speed walker. So, wish me luck.

2) Travis is done with his night classes! Wahoo for my boy!

3) I have 3 finals left of this semester. I'm thrilled!
a) MIRACULOUSLY got an A in German
b) My German teacher didn't eat me - another miraculous event

4) Can't believe this Saturday is May 1st. Where'd April go??

5) Watched Disney's Mulan Friday night with Trav. Ya see, this is what you do on weekends after a certain point. (sigh) Wuv, twue wuv..

6) After being forewarned about the negativity and tension seeping through the angry eyes of the vocal coaches at school, I entered the doom my school calls "juries" and told all the vocal coaches at school it was okay to crack a smile every once in a while before bursting into song(yes, I received some serious stink eye looks). Yeah, I need to keep my mouth shut. :) But I got a couple of 'em to smile...

7) "Amaranth?! Amaranth!?!" (inside joke)

8) Playing with Braxton, Marin, Grayson, & Keegan in the back yard. The kids swing while Trav chucks balls at 'em. Believe it or not, they actually ASK Trav to do this. One throw, in particular, stood out to me. I think Trav put all his strength and aggression into the ball and nailed Marin in the face. Marin burst into tears...need I say more?
a) Now that I think about it I believe Trav did the same thing to Grayson.

9) Telling some men in my ward, after receiving some very kind compliments about my voice, that I'd refer to them as my "celestial groupies". That was funny. And awkward.

10) My mom, a good friend of mine (Angelita), and I were helping my little brother ask his "special friend", Olivia, to prom. We were trying to come up with a creative way for him to ask (that's what we do out here in Utah). After buying Hawaiian lei's, a head band of flowers, etc. Angel suggested Kolton refer to the lei while asking. Kolton, in his innocence said, "Just tell her to wear my lei". We all started laughing!!! Except Kolton. I love his innocence. He had no idea...

and one more

11) I love SPAM. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I can't believe it but..

April is HALF OVER today! I love spring! All the new buds, flowers, the smell/sound of fresh cut lawn, rain showers...(sigh). Love it!

Every day has seemed to blend into the next. It's crazy! Trav & I only have two weeks left of school. Unfortunately Trav will continue to teach through May. But at least his night classes will be over. He's so awesome. He never complains (unlike me!). He just goes and does what he's supposed to. What a guy!

For the last three or four months we weren't certain if Trav would have a teaching position this coming school year. The district he teaches for has had some serious budget cuts...and we were originally told teachers would be let go according to seniority. Since Trav was just hired this last September we figured he'd be the first to be told. But we found out a few weeks ago that they aren't cutting teaching positions! So, he'll be there again next year! I think we're both relieved.

At first we were hoping he would be increased to be a full time teacher - but as time has gone on - we have realized what a blessing it is that he can teach part time. Trav will have the rest of his life to work full time. And considering our current situation, we're counting our blessings! He's able to take afternoon/night classes without stressing out too much. He's been able to spend some time doing his own thing with his art as well. He's been working on a few things the past little while and seems to thoroughly enjoy the time he has to himself.

I can't wait for Summer. We'll be able to spend so much more time together! I get chills thinking about it. I swear, we haven't seen much of each other. And when we're able to watch a movie, I'm always totting around my back pack and homework. So the thought of actually watching a movie, going for a walk care-free, talking without homework on the back of my mind sounds AmAzInG!

I love my boy! I miss him so much. And with that in mind, I know we're both doing good things with ourselves. These things will bless our marriage in the end. We just have to get through the next few weeks!

I guess I'll end this boring post with: things are good. And we are grateful.

He, he.

P.S. I am taking a couple of classes over the summer. I'm doing all I can to get my degree as quickly as possible. I won't lie though, I'm wasted. I'm so tired. I could use a good, LOOOOOONG break. But if I stop now I fear I won't finish. So, here's to finishing what I started! ;)