Thursday, June 26, 2008

Macie Gale

So I wish I could post a cute picture of a baby of our own, but that hasn't happened I am posting pictures of our newest niece. Tommy's sister Emily had her first little baby girl yesterday morning. They named her Macie. She is a healthy baby girl and super cute too! Check out all of that hair!! We went to the hospital to see them yesterday afternoon. Mom and baby were very tired from the delivery but both are recovering well.

Tommy's parents came from Las Vegas to see her. They said that she looks a lot like all of their children when they were born. They said that all of their children were born with lots of hair and cute little round faces. Hopefully our babies are a cute as this little one!

Welcome to the world Macie!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Rodeo

Last night we went with some friends to the Strawberry Days Rodeo in Pleasant Grove. I went and bought the tickets earlier in the week, and was so excited to go. Tommy grew up in Las Vegas where he saw many different rodeos. He even got to go to the NFR once. I on the other hand have only been a few in my whole lifetime. We went with our neighbors across the hall from us and he is a big fan of rodeos. He explained each event to me and what they would need to do. This is like a whole new language. I know so much more now, and I am looking forward to other rodeos this summer.

Check out the slideshow underneath this post to see the different events that were held. Sorry some of the pictures are blurry. There was a lot of action that I was trying to capture. I don't have the best camera so some of them didn't turn out so well. Someday we will have a better camera!

Strawberry Days Rodeo- YEEHAW!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Garden Update

So a few posts ago I wrote about how Tommy and I are trying our hand at gardening this summer. I went over to the garden with Tommy a couple of days ago and this is what I found...

As you can tell we have stuff growing. The question is, is it really veggies or is it just a bunch of weeds. We talked to the gardening experts while we were there and they said not to be concerned because the weather hasn't been hot enough to really get this crops growing. You gotta love the Utah weather. You never know whether it is going to be sunny, rainy or snowy. So we are going to give it some time and see what happens. More updates to come!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Long Awaited Video

Here is the video I promised. It took awhile for me to figure it out but I did it. Yeah!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wild West Dance Festival

It seems so long since I have posted anything new, or even commented on your blogs. Sorry! I have been extremely busy getting all of the end of the year festivities out of the way.

I am teaching summer school for the whole month of June and have been very busy getting that program underway. Today was the first day and it went very well.

Enough of the business let's get to the new post. It is a tradition at Manila Elementary to have a Dance Festival at the end of the year. Each grade level is responsible for creating a dance that their students can participate in. Lucky for me I have two talented dancers on my team that created this dance.

The theme was a wild west stampede. We were supposed to pick country songs. If you know me you know that I am not a big fan of country music. So we chose the song on the movie Cars by Rascal Flats called Life is a Highway. The students loved it! It is also tradition to get the students all matching shirts. You might be able to see the shirts from the video but if not there is a little car on the front and on the back of the shirt it says "Speedin' through 2nd Grade" with a highway and a small sign with 3rd on it. The students did a great job performing for the school and their parents.

I am glad this year is over, but saddened a little bit to loose my students. I had a wonderful group of students this year. I am so glad I had the privilege of being their teacher!
The video is coming. I have never done this before. If anyone can help me post a video it will be appreciated!