Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Called To Serve (Future Sister Missionaries Unite!)

This video was filmed in Salt Lake over the weekend. They did a similar gathering at all of the western temples. They did it so they could send a picture to the Prophet and the Twelve Apostles letting them know how excited they are to serve a mission. I can just imagine Tennyson, Kelsie and Arden with them.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tennyson and the Temple plan

Tennyson asked me to write this post because her Blogger was not updating. She will be going through the Salt Lake Temple on December 15th at 3:00 PM. She wanted everyone to be present that is able. If you have any questions please leave a comment, I promise to reply swiftly. I love you all and can't wait to see you at the Temple.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

General Conference

Every time I see this video I get teary eyed. I am so glad for the change, and I can't wait for Tennyson to get her mission call. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stand for the Silent

I am feeling very emotional tonight. I was assigned by the school to chaperon a bus of 40 ninth graders to see a movie today. I had tried to prepare myself the night before, but I didn't anticipate everything. The kids were great, it was the movie that affected  me. I have tender feelings on the subject, because it hits close to home. On some level I know how the kids are feeling that are documented in this movie, and it breaks my heart. Bully, is a movie about the crisis that American schools are facing. We are being inundated by children with the attitude of , "survival of the fittest." It makes me ponder where is the compassion, where is the love that we should feel one to another. We are missing opportunities to teach our children and they are turning into menaces of society. Working in the school system I get to see first hand the effects of bullying everyday. My first year working in the school districts, two of our seventh grade boys(12 years old) were bullied at school, and as a result took their own lives. It was a shock to us all, and certainly changed the way we handled things at the middle school. I experienced it myself all through school. I, like the kids didn't tell people how bad it was, because you want to pretend that it will be okay. I remember distinctly in 3rd grade the kids started calling me "elephant" and trying to trip me on the playground. I like the kids hit a breaking point, but it was when the kids in my class took it too far. I couldn't defend myself but when they bullied my friend, I punched one of them in the stomach. luckily for me, I was not suspended. My teacher was a kind lady and pretended not to see. He left me alone for awhile. The older kids would tease me and throw snowballs at me. Ben once stood up for me, and threw snowballs back at them, and he was given a citation by the teacher on duty. He was trying to defend me from the bullies, and he was penalized. Kids would take the swings away(by pushing me off, sometimes on to my face) from me at recess, and I would smile and say, " Don't worry you can have it." I thought this would make them like me. My lunch box was smashed and ice was thrown at me that split my skin above my eye.  In Jr.high they would yell things at me in the hall or as I got on or off the bus. They wouldn't let me sit by them, and so I always sat in the front seat, by the driver. In class boys would sit behind me and spit things into my hair.  In High School on my sixteenth birthday, my friends decorated my locker. I was so happy, it made me feel so special. Then a bunch of Senior boys walked up and said who's birthday is it? When I said that it was mine, they all startedaughing and said, " never mind, we don't want to ask you out." What is a girl suppose to think? I felt worthless and invisible. I could write more, but its making me too upset. I thought I had suppressed most of these emotions, but this movie brought them all back. I am more determined that ever, to make sure that this stops happening to children. They are precious spirits who should be cherished. I have joined the cause and will stand for the silent. I feel more than ever that Heavenly Father has guided me down the right path. I will continue to pursue my goal to complete my Master Degree in Administration.  Things must be changed, and I can make a difference. I encourage everyone to see this movie. It will make you cringe and feel a little rage. We have to be the ones to stop this problem. I have posted two clips for this movie. Please watch them and tell me what you think. They will only help you picture what the movie is about, but its a start.

This movie will cause a permanent scar, and will make you want to change what you see around you. I am sorry if this post was very personal. I felt that it needed to be written, so we can help the future generations.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Make it a Good Day!

July has officially been the most crazy month of this year. Thinking about it, it maybe the craziest in a few years. It has flown by and I have had so much fun! On any given night you can find me at Soccer games, Imax movies, the drive-in, or perhaps a concert or two. I am working hard to make everyday a good day. Some of you know that I attended the Neil Diamond Concert. I have been made fun of, but I must admit it was a cool concert. We had a lot of fun. Now, you guys get to enjoy my poor camera skills. Mom, you should know that your birthday was declared by Governor Herbert, to be Neil Diamond Day in Utah. You are SO Lucky!

I'm frustrated, I recorded America and Sweet Caroline for all of you, and I cannot get them to upload. I guess if you want to hear them you need to listen to them with me. I look like a dork in these pictures but since I must prove I was there, Kelly was nice enough to provide these for us.
In other news, you are now reading the blog of the Assistant to Principal at Highland High School!!!! I don't think this day could get any better, but we shall see.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fire watch 2012

Dad decided that we should take a drive up cottonwood canyon to see how close we could get to the fire. We first made a pit stop when he spotted a bull snake in the road. Of course we had to get out and snap a picture. It was quite long. We drove up onto big east, as far as you can go. It took us about an hour to get there. Once there we got out and watched the fire as it ate through huntington canyon. Nuckwood ward, Stewart ranger station and gentry were all on fire. My dad was just waiting for the fire to jump the ridge in front of us. He so badly wanted to be closer to all the action. In the last picture you can see some of the flames. Which tells you they must be a hundred feet in the air, because I could get a picture. We used the binoculars to watch as it spread through all the dead timber. It is quite the sight to behold. Sara will be disappointed, I know she wanted to hike Nuckwood ward next year. It will be a really black and ugly hike now. My dad and I will keep you posted from the front lines( he wishes).

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cutest Picture

I was helping my mom get some prints from Miranda's Wedding, and I ran across this beauty. Such a cute picture! They both look adorable. I love Lily's grin. Can't wait to see them again.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Fun, Has Begun

 Our Mother's Day Cake. It turned out so well. Its all about the taste not the looks. Its whats on the inside that counts.

 I love this little face.