Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving is almost here!

So, like the title of this blog entry says, Thanksgiving is almost here...and I am so excited! And because I don't have Friday classes I only have one more day of classes before VACATION! Somebody told me today that because of the Leap year, we could have been on vacation this week but it's next week instead :( School has already burnt out a lot of people I know, and me as well. Being in all classes that have to do with my major brings more work and expectations, which is hard, but I guess it's cool at the same time because I'm finally in my major :) There are several projects due the week after Thanksgiving though, so I'll be doing a lot of homework over the break as well. That's okay I guess. I'm excited to get to Blackfoot with Jordan on Wednesday because I can only stand being in Provo for so long...it's time to get out! All of his siblings except one are going to be there over the break with their kids, and I haven't seen some of them in years, so it's gonna be great.
I got to eat lunch with Joey today, which I enjoyed. There's a new cafe/restaurant on the bottom floor of the Tanner building on campus called 'The Blue Deli', and it's pretty good. We decided to have lunch because he's going to Iran this Saturday...I just found that out the other day...so random! Gotta love it.
As the semester comes to a close, I can't believe how incredibly fast it's gone by. This next semester is definitely going to be different, what with me moving to another complex and starting student teaching in March. I'm kinda nervous, but excited at the same time. We'll see how it all goes I guess! Until later, happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Destruction of the Math Blocks...

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I thought I'd put up this video just to show what we do in math class when the teacher tells us to solve a problem using blocks. On this day, we decided to use them to build a small village. But the village had to come down some time...thus the destruction of the math blocks. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween and stuff

So it's been quite a while since the last time I wrote, whoops. A lot of fun things have been going on in the last few weeks that I wouldn't be able to write all about in one entry, but here I go to explain what I can anyway, at least from the last few days.
Halloween was a lot of fun this year. It being my first one back home after a while, I was way excited to dress up. Emily was nice to lend me her costume from last year, so yes, I was a go-go girl. At least at my ward Halloween party I was. That was a week before the 31st, so on the 31st, I was something else. I went to another stake's dance with Derek, and that was SO fun. I hadn't been to a dance in quite a while, so I had a blast. It was funny when the smoke machine set off the fire alarm of the entire Richards Building (a building by the Smith Field House on campus), and everyone had to go outside until a policeman finally came and turned it off. It was time for us to leave anyway, so Derek and I grabbed a caramel apple before heading out to meet up with a bunch of my friends for a Halloween night campout. I put Reese's Pieces on mine...SO good!
The campout was fun, except for when it got super-cold by about 5AM, but that's okay. Before going to sleep, we all hung out by the fire, made some s'mores, and watched a scary movie (it was supposed to be scary anyway, it was kinda lame). It was drizzling very lightly almost the whole time, but that didn't seem to bother any of us. The fire kept us plenty warm.
Then last night was Rosanne's birthday party that I put on for her. I of course had other friends' help, but I did most of it. I've discovered that it is so much fun to put on parties for other people! There must have been about twenty people there, and that was plenty because we made food for everyone (chicken burritos, cake and icecream, mmmm). She actually knew that something was going to happen, but she just didn't know who all was going to come, so when she walked in and just saw me on the couch 'watching TV', she was totally surprised when everyone came out from the kitchen and yelled 'surprise!' She had a lot of fun last night, and I'm glad she did. :)
Talking with Rosanne the other night, she told me that we actually only have 26 school days left until Christmas vacation...that made me SO excited/happy! I absolutely can't wait until then. I miss my family. But such is life, and it continues to move forward. I'm actually going to be moving to another apartment at the beginning of winter semester. I also just got a new job last week, cleaning in the Clyde building early in the mornings during the week. It's the only kind of job that would work with my crazy/sporadic class schedule. It's alright though, and I like the crew that I work with.
I found out that I'll be doing my first student teaching in Jordan during the second half of next semester...! And so it begins, I can't believe it. I'm kinda nervous, but of course excited as well.
I hope things are going well with all of you...I miss and love you all!