Friday, June 15, 2012

It's been forever I know

I was told by my dad the other day that it has been forever since I have updated my blog.  He is right.  A lot has happened since the last time I wrote on here.  I will update you on the big things that have happened in the last year and a half.  Where to begin....

First, on July 7, 2011 I became an aunt for the first time.  Matt and Natalie had a beautiful baby boy Maxwell Oscar Spring.  He was 9 pounds 10oz.  I am just so in love with this little boy.  He makes me smile every time I see him.  Matt and Natalie moved to St. George in October so I don't get to see him as much but when I do it fills my heart up with more and more love for him.

Now Max is getting so big.  Wow how the time flies.  This is Max at about 6 months.

Awww he wasn't very happy in this one.

Now Max is almost a year old.  I can't believe that time has gone by so fast!

The next big event that happened in our family was that Kim and Kyle told us in December that they were expecting a little one.  I was so happy that I was going to become an aunt again to another bundle of joy.
This was the first picture of Kim and Kyle's little peanut.
Look how big the little peanut is getting!!
This was the most recent picture of Kim and Kyle's little girl!!!

These are just a few pics of Kim and her cute belly!!!
You can't even tell that she has a baby bump!

This was her at 28 weeks!! Super cute!

This is a sneak peak of her maternity pictures.  I can't wait to see the rest!

Now about me and what has been going on.  In January I foreclosed on my condo and moved in with Kim and Kyle. This has been the best blessing for me.  I have been able to save money for the months to come where I will be unemployed.  Also, it has been a blast hanging out with Kim and Kyle.  I hope they feel the same way.  I am so glad that I am living here so that I will be able to be a part of "Baby Millett's" everyday life.  She is going to be one spoiled little girl!! Also, I hope that I can be of some help to Kim and Kyle while they gt use to have a little bundle of joy around the house.

Her is what is going on with my schooling.  Well, this year I finished up my PRE- student teaching in a kindergarten class.  This was nice because I was able to do this in my classroom while I worked.  I will not be that lucky with student teaching.  I had to put in for a leave of absence starting on August 27th.  This is the first day of my student teaching.  Scary and exciting all in one.  I can't believe that it has taken me this long to finish up my degree but it will be so nice to be done.

Last week I started summer break.  This was exciting and scary also.  It was exciting because I was working with a hard group of kids for the last half of the school year.  When I started out this school year I was in the special education Pre- kinder class at Clyde Cox.  In January I had to go my pre student teaching and it had to be in Kindergarten so they moved me into the special education kindergarten.  I stayed in there for the rest of the year. The students in this kindergarten class were very difficult.  I would like to think that I have quite a bit of patience but not with these kids.  We had hitting, destroying the classroom, throwing tables and desks, and using inappropriate words towards other students and teachers.  So yes it was hard to get up and go to work for awhile but I had a great team that I worked.  We were all counting down the days until summer so that we could get a break.

Summer also started the 7 month stretch of not being employed. This scares me to death.  If you know me well I have always had a job.  I started working at the age of 16 and the only other time I took a break from working was when I went to college at Dixie State in Utah.  At one point I was working 3 jobs, so having all of this downtime in the summer makes me a little uneasy.  BUT.....  Thanks to my dad and UMC I might be able to get a job working in their gift shop for a few hours a day!!!  YAY!! Thanks dad for everything that you do for me!! YOU ROCK!!!!

This first week of summer has been great because my parents are housesitting for a friend of theirs.  Well, they have a pool!!! So we have been able to take advantage of having some pool time this summer.  I have really enjoyed working on my tan.  Well, the first day I wasn't so smart and I didn't put on sunscreen.  BAD IDEA!!!  I got super burnt, but I got smart and have put on sunscreen everyday since.  Spending days at the pool really makes you wish that you had one to hang out in all the time.  I love being in the sun and splashing around in the water and spending time with family.

Kyle soaking up those raises!!!
Summer has just begun and it is going to be a very eventful summer.  We have Max's first birthday, the birth of Kim and Kyle's little girl and then back to school in August. I will do my best to keep my blog updated with all of the happy events.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Birthday

I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes and gift. I have the best family and friends in the world. For my birthday I received a gift card to Outback (my favorite place to eat), a gift card to the movies, Just Dance 2, a gift card to Target, and a vacuum. You know you are getting old when you get excited about a vacuum for your birthday.
Tonight I went to my parents for my birthday dinner. My dad grilled steaks and we had loaded baked potatoes. This is my favorite meal, so thanks mom and dad. You guys are the best. I had a very wonderful birthday. Thanks everyone!!!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Carving Pumpkins With the Family

So on Saturday I had just gotten done with school and I got a text message from Kim that she wanted to carve pumpkins. I went and picked up Kim and Kyle and we went to my parents house to carve the pumpkins. First we stopped by Smiths to get the pumpkins. We got 5, one for each of us.

Cheese!!!!! This is dad's pumpkin. Dad chose the easiest pattern to cut out. But you'll see he ends up helping all of us.

YUM!!!! YUM!!!!

That's scary looking!!

Still cutting away at those pumpkins.

Dad and Kim's pumpkins were done first.

My pumpkin!!!!!!

Dad is working on mom's pumpkin.
They all turned out so good!!!!


After we got done carving pumpkins, dad wanted to go to RC Willi to get a bed and 2 night stands. When we left he bought a bed, 2 night stands, and a new TV!!!! Gotta love the deal of not having to pay for tax. Saturday was a great day.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I suck at this blog stuff I know

Ok I know, I know I suck when it comes to blogging but my life is pretty boring. Right now I am on track break until next school year. Instead of doing the emotionally challenged kids we will be teaching early childhood pre school. This will be so much better than getting beat up everyday when I go to work. Now I get to change diapers. Hey I will choose that over bodily harm any day.

I am also taking classes at UNLV in a fast track program. I am hoping to be doing my student teaching next fall. I would be doing it during the summer but all CCSD schools went 9 month. I was happy when we were told that our school was going but I wasn't happy that all the school would be going. It would have worked out great for me to student teach during the summer. Oh well what can I do.

While I have been on track break I have been pretty busy, but its a good busy. I have been laying by the pool, going to the gym and finally doing what I want to do. I am back on my diet for my track break. I am hoping to lose another 20 pounds before I go back to school. That would be great. Today I am going to the Cheesecake Factory for $1.50 cheesecake. I know it's not on the diet but you can't beat $1.50 cheesecake. Can't pass that up. I am also planning on doing some crafts while I am on break. I will post them once I get them done and pictures taken. Sorry this post is boring I don't have any picture to share. Maybe next post. I promise I will try and be better at keeping this updated.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Diet Continued

Ok so I have been on this diet for 21 days. I have lost 17.4 pounds. When I first started this diet I thought I was going to die. The first 3 days are the worst, but now it is getting easier. I am going to try and do the 45 days. I want to lose as much as possible. I will keep you updated on how much I lose at the end of the 45 days.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Diet

Ok so I'm doing this new diet. You start off this 2 binge days. You are eating all day 3000 to 4000 calories worth. Then for the next 25 to 45 which ever one you choose all you eat is 500 calories. Then for 3 weeks after you eat 1500 calories of the same foods. So for the next 25 to 45 days I will be eating chicken, beef (2) times a week, and I'm going to try shrimp. I will also be eating lettus, apples, oranges, strawberries, and cucumbers. I know it sounds so exciting. If I follow this diet it is said that you lose around 30 pounds in 45 days. Hey if I can lose that much I'll be so excited. As well as eating like this you have to take these drops so that it resets your set points. Meaning when you start eating again you won't gain it all back. I hope I can make it. It's going to be a long 25 to 45 days. Wish me luck!!!!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Track Break Crafts

Here are some crafts that I have done while I have been on track break.

New Pillows

Old Ottoman

I bought this ottoman at DI and thought I should recover it. I made it to match the pillows that I had made.

I have been pretty busy during track break or I just have to much time on my hands. Either way I am having fun being crafty.

There are more crafts to come.