Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer is Ending... Reality is Setting in.

For all of you that wonder what goes on in mine and Travis's life, (which probably aren't many), I will tell you! This summer has been the best ever. I seriously had the best job. I worked for the Salvation Army, with their youth program. I, along with two other girls my age, ran a summer day camp. It was pretty much a daycare for older kids (K-6th grade). Cameron found me the job posting on Craigslist and I applied and got it! It has been the best summer of my life. I've fallen in love with 20 kids. It was great spending time with those kids everyday. Most of them come from broken homes with abuse, divorce, or parents that just don't care. I loved being somebody in their lives that they could trust and depend on. Last Friday was my last day. I never thought I could be so sad leaving a job. Travis picked me up at 1:00 and we started heading to Washington. I said bye to "my children" before leaving, and we were off. I made it about 2-3 hours before I broke down and cried. I'm sad that I can't be a part of the lives of those kids anymore. I want to make a difference in their lives, but I can't anymore. I think, in like five years, I'm going to look them up on Facebook and see how they're doing. haha.

Travis and I start school on the 12th of September. It's my last real semester before I student teach. And it's Travis's second to last semester before he starts applying to dental schools. So life is happening for us. It's crazy!! I never thought I would actually be a teacher. I just went to school and learned about it; I figured I'd be in school forever. But it's coming to a close, for both of us. Reality is setting in (slowly) and we have to grow up. I'm nervous, but mostly excited. These next few years are going to be the hard ones. Dental school, teaching, trying to figure out the right time to start a family, and trying to support a family. But we're excited. We're ready for life to challenge us. Travis and I love each other and know that we can get through anything together. Every day is an adventure and we love going through each day side by side. We love you all and hope all is well!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jacob's Fanclub

At work, I was in the classroom while the other two teachers were in the gym with the kids. They had some music playing and were having a "dance-off". The kids love dancing. haha. I heard the kids chanting Jacob's name over and over again. I thought Jake was too shy to dance in front of the others, so I was curious to see what he was doing. I went into the gym and found this...

I didn't know Jake could do the moonwalk!! The kids asked him to do it over and over again. It was awesome.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Our Visitors

This passed week, my siblings Savannah and Jacob came to stay with us. We planned it earlier this summer and I have been looking forward to it since. They came last Thursday night. We had a lot of fun!! Our house got messier a lot quicker, our food disappeared at the speed of lightning, our car was spilled in for the first time since we got it, and our couches are dirtier. But it was worth it! We had fun every day. We went to Matt and Brielle's reception, went shopping, went to a baseball game, went golfing, got pedicures (just the girls), and went and got pizza and ice cream. And that was just after work. They came to work with me and went to two movies, bowling, the zoo, a water park, made tie-dye shirts, and made tons of bead snakes and lizards. They also had snack every few hours. So we had a fun week!
Jake and Travis doing an intense ab workout

At the Chukars' game. ($1 hotdogs and drinks day!)

Jake did very good for his first time!!

Savannah thought she was a pro. =)

So they came on a Thursday and we left to head to Logan for Ashley's reception the following Thursday. So they stayed with us exactly a week. Travis brought back all of his Indonesian stuff from when we went to his parent's house in Virginia. We hung up the best looking masks around our apartment and I told him he could decorate the spare bedroom however he wanted with what was left. Savannah and Jake had to sleep in the room with a blow-dart gun, machete, and bow and arrows on the wall. Along with masks, maps of Indonesia, and a picture of the largest Buddhist temple. What I'm trying to tell you is it kinda a freaky room. They said it was fine, but I felt bad they had to sleep in a room full of intense weapons and masks watching them sleep. haha.

Ashley looked beautiful on her wedding day. The Logan temple is gorgeous and the weather was perfect. Ashley and Drew are amazing together and seem perfect for each other. I'm so happy for them. So now we're back at our apartment and it's quiet. It hasn't been this quiet for a while, but I'm sure somehow we'll survive. =)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gonna Go Golfin'

On Monday, for family home evening, Travis took me to the local golf course. He taught me how to golf. It was definitely interesting. haha. I kept wanting to hit the golf ball like I was playing baseball. Eventually, I got better. But it was pretty frustrating in the beginning. Travis is an attractive golfer. He kept saying how bad he was doing, but it looked good to me! hahaha.
Isn't he sooo handsome? =)

I went from this.... this. Any improvement? Not really. haha
 Travis' parents are moving to Germany, so we stole some golf stuff. We're going to try and get out more to hit some balls around. And maybe someday I'll be able to play a round a golf. Life is fun.

Vacationing in Virginia

Travis and I had the opportunity to visit his family this past week in Virginia. We had so much fun!! It was so great seeing his family again. We don't get to see them very often. We spent most of the week at Smith Mountain Lake. The water on the east coast is so stinkin warm. It was amazing. I tried wakeboarding again. It was alright. I'm still kind of scared because last summer I crashed and broke my head open. I'm pretty timid and wish I was more brave. But the week was amazing. We had a lot of fun and it was great getting a week off of work.

Travis found his Indonesia stuff. So fun for him.

Isn't she the cutest?

On Saturday, we went to the DC temple. I love that temple. It's so beautiful!

The vacation was amazing. It was great relaxing and spending time with the fam.