Wednesday, July 11, 2012

4th of July

For the past few years I have either been traveling or recuperating from travel and therefore haven't really celebrated Independence Day.  This year started out the same and I skipped the local parade to spend the morning working on a class I am developing, but I decided to take a break in the afternoon and meet up with my family to enjoy a picnic in the park.  In addition, we celebrated the birthday of my nephew's fiancĂ© Chrissy. 

The weather was beautiful and the company was fun. It was a delightful afternoon.  Here are a few of the pictures of the day.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Long awaited update

Due to my Wannabe blog I have been very neglectful to this blog--so I figured that I needed to post a quick update on my latest news.

Recent news:

  • I finally heard from BYU and I was not accepted into their MBA program.  This didn't come as a surprise because they had contacted me in February and asked if I could raise my GMAT score.  The second time I took the test I wasn't able to score any higher.
  • I completed the redo of my National Teaching portfolio.  I will still have to wait until November/December to find out if I passed.  I only had to do marginally better with this entry and I am confident that I have a much stronger lesson.
That is all for now...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Movie - Evil Balloons

Over MLK weekend I was able to visit Steve, Steph and the kids and while I was there we decided to film our own superhero movie.  I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

I am optimistic about the new year and what will be in store.  I have given up the idea of resolutions and will be making tiny changes this year.  You can read about it here on my wannabe blog.

Here is a few things I am looking forward to for 2012:

  • Started my new blog: The Wannabe
  • Visit to Tucson for MLK weekend
  • February - WPPI convention--full registration this time!
  • April - Trip to Seattle
  • July - Trip to China with my nephew Scott
I hope your year is awesome!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Super Adventures

All of my nephews, who I have been visiting in Texas this holiday, received superhero masks for Christmas.  Yesterday, while I was babysitting we decided to make a little movie.

Enjoy our movie magic.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My new project!

For the past two years I have wanted to start a new blog, one that deals with my eternal quest to figure out my life.  I have finally stopped talking about it and decided to take action.

My new site is

Here is the link to my blog post where I look back on 2011.

I would love feedback on the site, suggestions for improvement or if you would just make comments.  My goal is to have 1000 readers by the end of 2012 so feel free to share with anyone you like as I build my readership.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Meet my new niece!

I know that it has been forever since I last wrote on my blog.  The past few months have been full of teaching, grading, baking cake pops and more grading.  Other than an eventful hike in Zion's National Park in October and a quick weekend trip to Arizona, I haven't done anything very adventuresome.

This past Christmas break I have spent with Garret and Heidi and I have enjoyed getting to know my new baby niece Aria.  As you can tell by the pictures below, she is gorgeous!