Sunday, March 29, 2009

An Update

Whew! I haven't updated my blog in over a month. I guess I've been so busy with work and school that the blog has taken a backburner. I'm definitely ready to be done with school. It seems like all I do is homework. I'm currently working on a retirement project for my math class. 5 more weeks!

I think I finally decided what I want to do for a career, and that is teach elementary school. As soon as I get a spare second, I'm going to apply for the Alternate Teaching Licensure program through the State of Utah. One of the main reasons that I chose teaching is because it is so family friendly. I like the idea of getting off work at 3:30 and having my summers off. Plus, I think that I'm gifted at it, and should use my talents.

Other than that, I've just been having a fun going on dates. But, that is another blog for another time, and I'll have to tell you about him later.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I love you Grandma Joyce

I wanted to share some of my favorite memories of my Grandma Joyce today. I will always remember visiting her and my grandpa at their home. My grandma was a wonderful cook, and always a wonderful hostess. I remember her donuts and caramel apples on Halloween. She loved to celebrate and made two kinds of cake for my grandpa's birthday. My dad told me a story about my grandma that warmed my heart. When my dad was growing up, needy people would knock on the door and my grandma would always feed them a warm meal no matter what.

I loved playing in my grandma's yard. She had a wonderful lilac garden. My grandma was such a wonderful grandma to me and her other 19 grandchildren. She loved the Lord with all heart, and brought so much good to the world. She wrote beautiful poems, and I'll share this one with you.

"God called her home. He had great need of her.
To mend the angels wings of gossamer.
To make St. Peter rest a little while
To drink a cup of tea, and learn to smile
When angel babies fuss for lullabies
Then she soothes back their hair and hushes cries
With hands so softly cool, with voice kept low
Rocking the little Angels to and fro.

God called her home. Her work on earth was done
He must have felt that truly-here was one
To scatter stars and shape the rainbows glow
And send a ray of hope to those below.

Never will ocean part you-heartache-tears.
She will look down and guide you through the years.
And when your feet too tired to roam.
She will fling wide the gates and call you home."

--Joyce Hulce 1970.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope you all have a Happy Valentines Day with your loved ones!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

42 More Days Until Spring..

I just came in from the cold, dreary weather. I'm dreaming of springtime tonight, and there's only 42 more days! This weekend while I'm indoors, I'm going to think of warmer weather. I think I will paint my toenails bright pink, wear some bronzer, and put on a colorful cardigan. I might even buy myself a bouquet of pink tulips. (My favorite) It's been one of those awful weeks, and I think I deserve it!

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm Graduating in May!

I'm happy to report that I'm graduating from the University of Utah on May 8th!!

This has been a long journey for me. Some people handle school no problem. I on the other hand, had a hard time juggling school with working full time, health issues, dating, and well...just life.

I can honestly say that this is one of my proudest accomplishments, and that I've truly discovered the meaning of perseverance.

Superbowl Sunday

I had a fun time watching the Superbowl at my friend Mary's house. I have to admit, I spent more time talking and laughing than actually watching the game. But, the parts of the game I did watch were pretty good. The commercials weren't bad either.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blog Award

My new friend Marianne presented me with the "One Lovely Blog Award." Thanks Marianne, that was really sweet of you! I enjoy reading your blog as well.