Monday, April 27, 2009

Trip to Cali

So I guess I am catching up on all of my blogging now that school is OVER and I have NOTHING to do besides wait to get a job.  I have applied for 11 jobs in Nebo School District, which is where Ryan teaches.  For those of you familiar with the area its Springville down to Santaquin.  I am applying for openings at schools in Spanish Fork and Mapleton.  It's really tough right now finding a job so hopefully the Principals will see something different in me that they like. 

If you don't know yet Ryan got a job teaching Health next year at Springville Junior High!  He will be teaching 8th and 9th grade Health on extended day, which means he gets paid extra for not having a prep period.  I will take all the extra money I can get at this point!  

A few weeks ago we were able to make a trip to California with the Spanish Fork High baseball team.  Ryan coaches the sophomores which weren't even there but he did help with Varsity.  The team was in a tournament in the Anaheim area and put us up in a Marriot for a week which was super nice.  I was excited to just relax and enjoy some down time! 

Ryan and I at Angels Stadium watching the Red Sox game.  I guess I was good luck cause the only game we went to the Sox won!  It was a really great game and a nail biter at the end.  Surprisingly Red Sox Nation was alive and well in California cause there were a TON of Red Sox fans!  I was really happy to see a great game and be in the baseball atmosphere. 

We went to Newport Beach and it was BEAUTIFUL out!  While were were in Cali, it snowed 8 inches of snow in Utah so I was glad to be in the high 70's while it was in the low 30's in Utah. 

Ryan and I at the Pier after dinner at Ruby's Diner.  IT was way yummy.  We were able to spend a lot of time with Ryan's parents which was really nice.  It worked out that Easter fell on that weekend so we were able to have easter dinner with Family.  

Graduation is this Friday and I am gearing up to get it over with.  Ryan's family, my brother Jared and his wife, and Ian and his family are coming out for it!  My parents unfortunately are not gonna be able to make it.  So we are gonna video tape it for them.  

If you would like to watch the commencement you can go to the link  It starts at 10:30 am MST and supposedly it is live.  President Monson is speaking so I am sure it will be great.  

Ryan's 1/2 Marathon

Ryan ran the Provo half marathon a few weeks ago and did AWESOME!  He finished in 1:43 min which is quite an accomplishment.  He placed 105th out of 784 people running.  He was 23rd in his division out of 128 and placed 81 out of 253 guys.  It was FREEZING out and was snowing for some of it.  He said he didn't have a hard time but I was definitely cold and wishing that it was warmer. 

Ryan and I before the race.  Isn't he cute?! 

Ryan and his friend Greg running together.  Greg finished about 3 minutes before Ryan.  

This is about mile 12, right by where we live in Provo.  He is pretty wiped at that point. 

Ryan and Greg recovering after the Race.  At least they didn't throw up! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blogs to Watch

I have found some new blogs that I check EVERY day cuz they are so awesome.  The first one is .  They highlight different companies and all you have to do is write your name as a comment and the next day they will use a random way of picking to pick the winner.  I haven't won anything yet, but it is still fun to try! 

The other one is .  This one posts all sorts of deals every day.  They post coupons, free stuff, and great shopping sales.  Free is Free and I will take what I can get!  

I also want to put a link up for my friend.  She just started her own little business selling bows and shoes for babies.  These little shoes and bows are sooo cute!  THey are pretty reasonably priced as well, plus they are made with love by Kylee!  
That link is