Friday, July 29, 2011

this is why i do what i do.

I got my first taste of the reason I went into teaching.
This comment is from a mom of two of the kids in my daycare class.
These two kids came into my class two weeks ago having never gone to daycare,
and wanting nothing to do with the place. 
The woman said this with such gratitude and sincerity that I almost didn't know how to respond. 

"They adore you. You have made such an impression on them.
Thank you."

To you that don't work with children, maybe this comment does not seem that impactful.
But to me, it was a reminder of why I go through the stress of taking care of children,
and why I am going through the hours of schooling to teach them. 

image via.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I wanted to re-post this from my friend Kylie.

I got chills as I read this post. 
And I am not ashamed to admit that, even if it is about Harry Potter.

"hogwarts will always be there to those who are deserving of it."

i was chatting with my mom the day before last and we were just chatting about how we were both going to dress up as professor trelawney for the midnight premier of harry potter. like mother like daughter, i guess. 

i expressed how bittersweet this is for me, the last of the movies, the last new real harry potter moment. after the midnight premier, i felt that i would be entering adulthood and leaving childhood behind. and here is what my mom said to me:

"oh, well, your childhood is ending in a way...but the thing about great books and great movies is that they are timeless so whenever you read or watch them, you will be swept back to your own awesome childhood. those harry potter kids are your peers and they are my children and you are all grown up now."

so, i raise my glass to harry potter, the boy who lived, the boy who is our friend, the boy who makes reading magical, the boy that is a timeless part of me and my life and you and yours.

p.s. my professor trelawney costume was totally rockin.

[here is her original post.]

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

new addiction.

i love social media.
but most of all, i love google. 

thanks google, for once again reminding me that you rock.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday

My Health.
I started getting sick a couple days ago, and boy am I glad to have been able to sleep it off!

My Car.
I just got a brand new [to me] car! 
Look how pretty she is! 
[love my papa's shadow on the car?]

My cozy bed and the bear that sleeps next to me.
[shhhh...don't tell anyone I still sleep with a teddy bear..]

It's storming right now.
I grew up with lightning and thunder....and now I live in a stinkin' desert.
I'm totally lovin' this. 

I struggle walking out of this store with only items on my list.
Check out this find:
[This picture is deceiving, I think this model is a giant. The dress touches my knees.]

I am so thankful to be alive! 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

This song was played in church today and really touched me.
Listen carefully to it, and try to ignore the cheesy video. 
In fact, I'd suggest pressing play and not watching the video at all.

"And behold, and lo, I am with you to bless you and deliver you forever. Amen."
Doctrine & Covenants 108:8

"Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
-Matthew 28:20
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