Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Campus Observations

#1 - Most people are rather polite.  People hold doors open for one another all the time.  And I haven't heard all that much profanity.  In fact I've heard more at Sportsman's in 1 day than I have the entire time I've been on campus so far.

#2 - Not everyone is as excited about their schooling as I am. LOL I'm sure that will wear off, but I kind of hope it doesn't.

#3 - As the day goes on the hill on campus gets steeper. LOL

Monday, August 30, 2010

4 Years Ago

Can you believe that 4 years ago this beautiful girl was born?  I can't.  She's amazing!!  Funny, charming, caring, a bit rebellious, and cute to boot. We celebrated tonight with Grandma & Grandpa McKinnon and the aunts & uncles.  Boy did she have fun!

Birthday Dinner Menu:

HM Chicken Nuggets
Fried Red Potatoes
Carrot Sticks
Grape-Cherry 7up Jello

Cake & Ice Cream, duh!!

 Happy Birthday Myelle!! 
 I love you!!

Thanks Christine for the awesome cake!! You did a great job
& Myelle loved it!

Oh Boy Birthday Dinner with the special birthday plate!

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Week

Classes started this week at ISU.  I go on Tuesdays & Thursdays this semester.  I'm loving it.  Loving being on campus & learning in my classes.  I feel like I'm no longer stagnant; that I'm headed in some kind of direction and that makes me happy.  It's also motivated me to work harder at home since I have less time at home. 

Favorite things:  Marching Band, watching my kids' excitement to ride the bus, class discussion & lecture(I hate textbook reading :P) and of course my awesome hubby and all his support through this

The kids started school this week too. :D  While I'm in class they get to be in ISU's Early Learning Center.  They are loving it & had a good first week also.  They seem so grown up as they grin when I pick them up & they want to tell me about their days.  Even Ben just chatters away telling me about his day. LOL Wish I had a translator.

I sure wish I had my camera to take our picture on the First Day of School.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Like A Refreshing Rain

If you live in Southeast Idaho you couldn't miss the smoke covering the valley.  Hazy, dirty, smoky.  Then in the afternoon the clouds opened & it downpoured.  The rain cleared away all that filthiness.  The air was fresh, crisp, & clean.  Everything was brighter and bolder.  The grass was greener, the sky was bluer,  the grain fields were more golden. Life was good & beautiful.  It was a fitting scene for a Sunday and I couldn't help but think of how going to church & taking the sacrament is like a refreshing rain.  The grit and garbage that we're exposed to everyday is washed away.  I haven't been able to make it to church very often lately because I've been working so much on Sundays.  I'll be so glad when I'll be able to quit working Sundays & go to church for that weekly refresher.  Life will be bolder, brighter, & more beautiful and that feeling of all that will carry me through the week.  Until then I'll try to make the best of it and remember my prayers & scriptures and soon my life will be refreshed like after a good rainstorm.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Home Again Home Again Jiggety Jig

After an awesome week at Grandma Wood's house Myelle is glad to be home...I think. :)  A week filled with fishing, cows, rabbits, the fair, & the rodeo I don't think she wanted to come home. LOL  She did miss her little brother though & he missed her.  I wish I had the camera to take a picture of her trying to hug & kiss him when we met them at the mall.

I will miss the peace & quiet.  Myelle's already mothering him & bossing him around which makes him mad. Ben can't talk a lot & when he's mad or wants something he just screeches. He gets mad at Myelle a lot and he always wants whatever Myelle has.  Thus lots of screeching ensues.  And they both get a big kick out of teasing the other. Oh those kids might be the death of me! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It's Been Such a Long Time...........

I think I should start bloggin' again!

Quick update for all of us:

Bentley- will be 18months next month.  He's a chunker & learning to talk.  Favorite words right now: football, touchdown, clock, momma, dadda.

Myelle- will be 4 next week.  She's a little teenager sometimes. LOL  Her favorite things are helping around the house, being the mom to her dollies, and bossing Bentley around.  She says the funniest things sometimes.  Still to come are many Myelle quotes.

Erick-still working at Walgreen's as a Pharmacy Technician.  School plans are in the works for him next fall working towards being a "Certified Drug Dealer" AKA Pharmacist.  He's been doing some beautiful woodworking for his mom.  Pictures to come when it's all finished.

Me- I've been working FT at Sportsman's Warehouse all summer & now in 5 days I'll start classes at ISU again.  Pretty excited about that!!  I think I've finally figured out what I want to do. Now I just need to meet with my advisor to see if they'll let me do it.

That's us in a nutshell....more to come.