Thursday, June 25, 2009

2 San Fran Trips, Father's Day and an early B-day Cake

For our anniversary this year we took off for the weekend to San Francisco - just the two of us and enjoy life as a married couple! We had a yummy meal at a Italian Restaurant, went shopping at the Jewelery mart - it is our 10 year "diamond" - and upgraded my wedding ring, toured Alcatraz, went shopping on pier 39, had a ice cream sundae at Girradelli, and of course saw the sea lions!We took an Alcatraz tour for the first time and really enjoyed it. It was a beautiful day!

Jeremy had a training in San Francisco, so we packed up the kids and played in San Fran for a couple of days! All the kids wanted to do was swim at the Hotel. I did take them shopping for a little while.Father's day we celebrated Jeremy's Birthday a little early. We will be in Utah for his Birthday and he wanted me to make this cake for him there, but I thought it would a lot less stressful if I did it in my own kitchen. It is supposed to be the gopher off of "Caddyshack".

Friday, June 12, 2009


This is one of my students that tried out for her school talent show. I think she said about 40 students tried out and she was one of about 12 or 14 people that made it in the show. She is very talented and has a great time dancing!


I had a great time choreographing this number. It is fun to have boy cloggers - even though half the time they are creative and make up their own moves (and don't pay much attention)! I taught these 14 dancers this dance in 4 one hour lessons. (excuse the perfectionist in me - I made a few comments to Jeremy while video taping the dance:). I tried to download the entire 3 minutes, but no such luck - so I cut out the middle section.

Let's Ho Down!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

10 Years!

Today Jeremy and I have been married for 10 years! He said to me this morning "best 10 years of my life" and I have to agree! He is my best friend and I love knowing that he is there for me and the kids. I love you babe! Happy 10 years and many more to come.

Schools Out For Summer!

Madison is done with 2nd grade:( She truly has grown into a beautiful girl and I am very proud of her and what she has accomplished. This year she graduated from Speech. After five years of working with her to come out of her little talking spell - she has finally done it! Ever since the age of 3 when she wouldn't say but two words to me - now the questions fly! And I am thankful for her friends - I was told that she would be looked at as different by her peers and probably wouldn't make any friends - she has never come home and said that someone has made fun of her or teased her (I have continually dreaded for that day, but it has never happened). She is still very shy and does get nervous to what people think of her when she does have to stand in front of the class for an oral report or is the center of attention - but then so do I! I asked her what her favorite thing was this school year and she said "Art Technique" - she has become a very creative little artist!
As the classroom mom I was asked to plan the end of the year party and so the first picture shows all the stuff I put together for the party. They played two games: sound charades and fox and socks game (balancing the boxes - they were the puppy class so I decorated the boxes with puppies), they each got a dog tag with their very own puppy name (Madison's name was Mittsy), for the class gift I put together a recipe book for the two teachers (I ask the students to write down on a 3by5 card their favorite recipes), Madison gave the teachers a dog bowl of cake cups, and the class had hot dogs for their treat!
Last day of school! We are doing the 3D chalk - it kinda worked - the kids had a great time (and so did mom and dad)!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009