Saturday, March 1, 2014

Teacher or college student?

I'm a Special Education major. Yeah, nothing new. And as that, sometimes I look at my outfit and think "holy cow I look like a teacher." And I've decided I don't have a problem with it. I can be a cool teacher who dresses pretty cute, right? That's the goal at least.

So here's to all the teacher clothes that I currently own and to all the one's I'll own in the future. Win in doubt, add a cardi.

How to dress like a teacher tip #1: Add a cardigan to anything. 
You never know when your classroom is going to be cold, warm, or in between. It's best to layer with something that you can take off the sweater, in case it's too warm. Also they're great for those spring/fall/in-between/bipolar weather days! (Is this reminding y'all of Miss Congeniality when she's talking about her perfect date? All you need is a light sweater!)






So, do I look like a teacher? Or a college student? I'm okay with either one, or even both.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Big" things are happening

And by that I really just mean that it is important to celebrate the little things. Whenever people ask me "what's new?" (which happens a TON, let me tell ya...) usually I haven't made any big life changing decisions or there hasn't been anything monumental happen in the last few days/weeks/months. It's just the same old, same old... School, work, church, friends. Nothing really new to tell them. Such is life. But the little random moments are awesome and totally worth noting.

So here's to the small moments of 2014! Let's party!

Stayed at a cabin and went snowmobiling in beautiful Kamas, Utah. The stars. I was in heaven. You could see all the stars. Ahhh. It was gorgeous. Also, snowmobiling is a blast.

The nephew and I totally took selfies the other day, but he wanted his blue snake, Lupe, to be in there too. But really he didn't care about us being in the pictures, so much as Lupe... haha!



Getting to post and send Valentine's puns to friends because it's February. Seriously, they're awesome. See some of my favorites on twitter and pinterest.

Teaching a group 25-minute lesson and totally rocking being a teacher. We were about 2/3 done at 10 minutes and had to think on our feet to add a few discussions and activities. And we nailed it. #victory

Random times when my brother (and all of my siblings) calls me simply to ask how my day was and say hi even though he lives super close and I saw him yesterday. So cute. So sweet. He's awesome.

My mom asking "how do I get to send little hearts?" in iMessages to me. She now loves emojis. She's pretty hip. And it makes our texts waaay more entertaining. Last semester the youth back home taught her what selfies were and then she proceeded to send me them periodically. I'm going to introduce her to Selfie Sunday this week... I think she's going to love it! Hahaha
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Highlights of 2013

I did this last year and loved it, so here we go again...

JANUARY
Applied for a job for the first time (all of my other jobs I have gotten through people)
Had my first and second job interviews
Got a new job at BYU Conferences and Workshops (which I love, if you didn't already know)

FEBRUARY
Started my new job (which meant leaving Cougar Creations, which I was very sad about!) (here)
Was accepted into the Special Education program at BYU (here)
Went to a cabin in Heber canyon and went snowmobiling (here)

MARCH
Made my own spring break (we don't have one here at BYU) and went to Zion's National Park for the first time (it was awesome)
Fell in love with Beaver, Utah (where I stayed when I went to Zion's)

APRIL
Turned 20 (here)
Took a final on my birthday
Finished my sophomore year of college
Went to Goblin Valley with my family (here)

MAY
Worked at Women's Conference for the first time (it was stressful, but also awesome!)
Planned and had a chocolate chip party at work (here)
Hiked to the Spanish Fork hot springs (here)
Braxton, my nephew, turned 2

JUNE
Had the first camp that I planned myself (for work, it was called Summer Scholars!)
Went to Boise, Idaho and went boating (here)
Got a hair wrap (hahahhaa, I loved that thing!) (here)
Went on a lot lot lot of dates

JULY
Worked every single Friday night of July (Friday night coworker dates at the HFAC were the best)
Went to a rodeo (here)
Went to a Fourth of July parade (here)
Volunteered with Brett, my brother, at Stadium of Fire (here)
Got a boyfriend

AUGUST
Broke up with my boyfriend
Went to Oregon for the first time, and visited Aubrey, Michael, and Macie (sister, bro-in-law, and niece)
Moved into a new apartment

SEPTEMBER
Started my junior year of college
Started the Special Education program (I LOVE MY MAJOR SO MUCH)!
Worked at bear fair and met bear researchers and experts from all over the world
Attended a hoe down for work

OCTOBER
My niece Emma was born
Had a Texas party with some friends (with homemade chicken fried steak and Texas sheet cake, everything was delicious!)

NOVEMBER
Listened to tons of Christmas music (yes I do it before Thanksgiving, long hair don't care)
Spent Thanksgiving in Utah

DECEMBER
Went sledding with Brett
Macie, my niece, turned one
Got asked by a professor to work for him as a public relations representative for the Special Education masters program at BYU
Accepted the job with my professor (and coordinated a way to work both jobs still--yay!)
Got straight A's
Went to Texas
Took family pictures
Got an iPhone for Christmas
Threw up all night on Christmas Eve and was sick all Christmas day (yay...)

Throughout the year...
Read 26 books (here)
Stood up for myself
Made habits and broke habits
Became a better friend to those around me (still working on this!!)
Fell in love with Special Education over and over again
Shared my testimony more than I ever have before

Ahh 2013, it was a good one... Here's to 2014! Let's make it even better.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

It's official!

The semester is over. My finals are over. Peace out Provo.... :) I am so so so stoked to go home. Seriously, I've never been more excited to go home before this year. I love Texas.

To celebrate finals being over I had some awesome "Madi time!" I made homemade popcorn, watched Netflix, read a book, packed, and cleaned. It was pretty great. And that was just on Thursday night. I've already said goodbye to Provo, taken a nap, and started being domestic. I can already tell it's going to be a great break.

I cannot wait for all the Christmas traditions, family time, and hitting up some of my favorite Texas restaurants. And don't forget the playtime with my nieces and nephew. Texas here I come!!

If you want to follow more of my adventures, follow me on twitter here!
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