Well it took me a week to post, but my niece has finally arrived! Hadley Mae Harmon was born on November 8 at 7:26. Devin was a trooper, had her natural and hardly made a sound the whole time. The same cannot be said for Mom, who I heard scream along with Hadley when she was born.:) New Grandma joy I guess. I haven't gotten to see her very much because they live in Logan, but I am done with school in a couple of weeks and I plan on making an annoyance of myself with Auntie visits. Also, my cousin had her baby today, so hopefully I'll have pics of him up soon too. Two new babies for me to hold this Christmas! With none of the responsibility:) I'm so excited to start spoiling her and then sending her home. Enjoy the pics!
I'm pretty sure no one reads this anymore, but I'll give a little update anyway. I am in my 8th week of student teaching, and it's a lot of fun! Also a lot of work, I am exhausted pretty much all the time. I'm in 5th grade and I really enjoy working with that age group. I have a great mentor teacher that is teaching me so much great stuff as well. I am starting to freak out about finding a job, though! I haven't heard anything positive lately about the teaching market. Guess we'll find out, I am just happy that I'll have my diploma in December! Nick is still in the welding program and loving it, so grateful for the G.I. Bill:)Can't believe I'll have a new niece in less than a month, I'm getting so excited. Just wish Devin would tell us her name... Hope she's ready to have lots of visitors in Logan pretty soon. I hope the next time I post I'll have pictures to share!
I've been told by my sister that I need to update my blog, even though I'm pretty sure she's the only one who reads it and I talk to her almost everyday anyway... So here I am! I had a rough semester this spring, which is partly why I haven't been posting. But it's over, and I've been enjoying the month of May with no classes. Two more classes this summer, and student teaching in the fall then I'm done! Woo hoo! Though now I have to worry about getting a job... Anyway, for anyone who may care, here is a quick rundown of what we've been up to the last few months: - Nick started school finally and is studying automotive technology, as well as a new job. -We added a family member with Honey, an impulse adoption one day at Petsmart where we just went for a quick toy purchase. She and Chavez love each other, play all day and cuddle. He's still dealing with some jealousy but overall it's going great! She's so cute and fun. -I'm going to be an aunt!!! Well a blood aunt, I have many nieces and nephews from Nick's family, but my sister is pregnant with her first so I will be an official aunt now. She is due in November, on my mom's birthday, and everyone is excited. We find out on June 16th what she's having, though I know it's a girl. I call her Peanut, because that's what she looked like in the first picture I saw of her:) Devin gets mad because they all call her Bug... I get my own nickname I'm the only aunt. -My dad took me and Devin to Las Vegas to see Garth Brooks at the Wynn. Oh my it was amazing! I was worried I would never get to see him in concert. It was Peanut's first concert too, how lucky for it to be him:) -Sadly, last week we lost my Grandma Frazier to Alzheimer's. She had been gone a long time, and we know she is happy now that she is herself again. It was good to see lots of family again after many years, even if the occasion wasn't the best. -I turned 27 on Monday...yuck I feel old. And it snowed...I tried not to be offended because I realize that many other people have the same birthday, so maybe the snow was for them and not me. But overall I had a great birthday and did lots of relaxing.
Well that's the most important stuff, I'm at work so sorry no pics to put up. All the stuff you never wanted to know in one post!!! Happy Devin?:)
Every time I get get frustrated with school and have many negative thoughts, I do work in an elementary classroom and I am reminded why I'm trying to become a teacher. While I admit that I had no idea how much work it was to be a teacher when I started this journey, I also had no idea how rewarding it could be. I had a second grade placement this semester at Rolling Meadows Elementary School, and it was by far my favorite to this point. I love second grade!!! I was so sad to leave, and the kids were so sweet when I said goodbye. They all made me great cards telling me they love me and will miss me, and wishing me Merry Christmas. They also made me this great poster, which unfortunately is no longer in one piece, thank goodness I took a picture! Also, thanks for the snow! I have a great tree and lots of Christmas spirit now.
Christmas is my favorite time of year. I start getting excited for it in July, maybe sooner. My radio has 100.3 programmed, and I usually tear out the decorations the day after Thanksgiving (still like one holiday at a time folks). However, this year I am finding it hard to find my Christmas spirit. WHERE'S THE SNOW!!!!! I know in a few months I will be cursing it, but I need it to bring me my spirit! I could never live where it didn't snow at Christmas... BTW, for anyone who actually looks at this blog, I will return soon. One more week of the semester and I may start functioning normally again.
I have a lot to post about the last month, but I wanted to first say Happy Anniversary to my sister Devin and her husband Jonas. It has been three years already! They had a destination wedding at beautiful Lake Tahoe, and it was a great ceremony and celebration. Hope they had a good weekend celebrating, and best wishes for many more years! Love you guys.
I was her one and only bridesmaid, I love that dress.
Nick and I were married on June 14, 2008, after three long years of dating. I am a student at Westminster College working on a degree in elementary education, and Nick is working and training to be a fighter. We live in Centerville and have a two dogs, Chavez and Honey.