Thursday, June 23, 2011

...nothin's sweeter than summertime...

My first 2 weeks in Georgia have been absolutely divine.  First of all, I got to see my long lost, incredibly good-looking husband. :)  It's amazing how much I missed him in just one week of being separated.  I don't think we should ever be separated fact, I love the fact that we are both teaching swim lessons and get to be with each other all day, every day....hopefully he loves it too....

Anyway, our summer here in Georgia has been jammed packed with good times.  I love Georgia.  I love being with lots of my family.  I love the pool.  I love teaching little kids how to swim.  I love pine trees.  I love Georgia thunder storms.  I love having time to work out.  I love driving the golf cart.  I love playing games.  I love the lake.  I love Goliath at Six Flags.  I love darker skin and bleached out hair.  I love fire flies.  I love my comfy new bed.  I love movie nights.  I love Chick-fil-a.  I LOVE SUMMERTIME IN THE SOUTH.

I haven't been good with the camera but here are some pics of our summer so far...

My first full day in GA, we were lucky enough to go wakeboarding      

Stone Mountain with best friends

and some family too

Thursday, June 9, 2011

end of the year

When most people think of the end of the year, they think of December 31st.  But for me as a teacher, who still chronicles her life based on semesters 4 years after graduating, my (school) year ended today.  Not only was it the end of the year, but it was the end of my very first year as an official teacher.......and have love almost every minute of it.  I love my principle, and the teachers, and the school, and my A lunch crew, and the technology, and my crazy but amazing students. 

I'm excited for next year because I get my own room, more classes, and I'll get to teach a lot of my 6th graders from this year.  As excited as I am for next year though, I am sooooooo ready for summer!  Georgia get ready.....I'm coming home tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

24 reason why I love Brian Benjamin Moote

Happy Birthday to my Darling Husband!

Today my wonderful husband is turning 24, and I am not with him. :( He is already in Georgia for his first week of work, while I am finishing my last week of work in Park City. I won't get to give him a big, fat birthday hug and kiss until Saturday, but I wanted him to know today how much he means to me.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways....

1. I love the way you always open the car door for me.

2. I love the way you always take care of me when I sick or hurt something.

3. I love the way you are patient with me when teaching me new things like skiing and driving stick.

4. I love the way you send the best text messages just when I need them the most.

5. I love it when you tell me I'm beautiful.

6. I love that you know how to cook and like to make me breakfast while I'm getting ready for work.

7. I love the way you work so hard to do well in school.

8. I love the way you moved 95% of our apartment just so I wouldn't have lift heavy things.

9. I love it when we are in the car and you reach over to hold my hand.

10. I love the way you make me laugh at the most random times.

11. I love it when you surprise me by doing the dishes.

12. I love that you will kill bugs/spiders, take out the trash, and reach things that are too high for me.

13. I love that you will run with me and refuse to go ahead faster when I feel I'm about to die.

14. I love the way you hug me the second I walk in the door.

15. I love the way you play the piano and sometimes sing when you think I'm not listening.

16. I love it when you push me to be prepared so we can be on time to church.

17. I love that you are a real man and a worthy priesthood holder who makes me a better person.

18. I love it when you kiss me goodnight after we pray together.

19. I love the way you get excited when we save a dollar or two on gas.

20. I love the way you make me feel like I'm the most important thing in your life.

21. I love that we go to the temple together.

22. I love the cute way to grunt when you're angry so that you won't yell instead.

23. I love that you are my best friend.

24. I love that I get to love you for the rest of your birthdays for the rest of eternity!

* I love you Bri *

Thursday, June 2, 2011

memorial day weekend

Our Memorial Day weekend was filled with...homemade pizza, nutella, brownies, a Star Wars marathon, shopping, free Panda Express, practicing my mad manual driving skills, bubble baths, a little bit of packing, Kindle reading...

and spending time with some of my favorite people.   Monday I met up with Kim for some wedding dress shopping.  Can I just say that she is going to an absolutely beautiful bride!?!?!  Well, she is.  After we met up with Cherish and her family for a fun, but kind of rainy BBQ.  Thank you Kim and James for the absolutely delicious food.  
Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures. :(  But I dug around and found some pictures of all of us together from our BYU college years together back in 2004.  Yep this is what we all looked like 7 years ago. :)
Kim, Me, Jessica, Cherish
Me, Cherish, Allison, Jami, Kim

Sometimes it seems that it wasn't all that long ago that we were starting out all bright eyed and bushy tailed.  Then I remember that we are all married or engaged and that Cherish, Allison, and Jamie all have babies now!