|Ashton (my dear friend) and I at the Idaho Falls temple!|
February: I found out I was someones hero. Saydee Bowen called me her hero and wrote about me for a class assignment. It touched me very deeply and the two of us have become quite close. I got to babysit her and her wonderful siblings for Valentines day. It was the best way I could have spent my Valentines!
|Ryan and I the day we graduated|
April: After 172 credit hours, two majors and a minor, six apartments, 23 roommates, too many late nights and early morning to count, tons of new friends, and just as many new opportunities, I graduated from Brigham Young University! It was a very exciting day not only for me but also for my brother Ryan. We graduated on the same day. It took awhile to accomplish this goal but I did it and it was well worth it.
May: On the 15th of this month I learned I was going to be a kindergarten teacher. To say I was ecstatic is an understatement. I got a job with Jordan School District teaching Kindergarten at Elk Meadows Elementary. I finished up my permanent sub job and started working at a Day Care in Lehi.
|Me and some of my favorite students from MAT Camp|
July: This month brought another year of MAT Camp! It is still my favorite summer activity. I taught Duct Tape Art, Recycled Crafts, Beading, Science, Copy Cat Art, and Let's Get Messy. I dressed up like Little Red Riding Hood and danced with the cutest wolf for the Talent Show. I was voted as the second favorite teacher at camp and bested by a Broadway Star.
August: Moving into both house and classroom took up the majority of this month. I started my teaching contract and got to meet my cute students. I had 23 students in the morning class and 26 students in the afternoon. I went to tons of meetings and put in many hours at school. I also moved to Draper to be closer to my school!
September: I started teaching my awesome students. We celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day and really got to know each other. I wore a smile almost everyday even when it was a bad day. I went to a lot more meetings and worked hard to be the best teacher I could be. I got asked interesting questions like "Is my skin blonde?"
October: The first weekend of the month was my mission reunion and even though the reunion wasn't what I thought it would be, seeing one of my favorite companions was a definite highlight of my year. Sister Walton spent the weekend with me and we had so much fun! We talked, cried, and laughed together. I dressed up as an owl for Halloween and spent the evening with Brian and Eloise's cute children.
November: Thanksgiving meant a break from school which I needed. I put in about 10 hours a day and so I was happy to sleep in for a few days. I got to have a sleep over with Heidi's girls which made us all very happy. I had Thanksgiving dinner with the Holman family and it was one of the best Thanksgivings I have ever had.
|Hunter on Christmas Day making a Gingerbread house|
Of course this is just a summery of what happened this year. My life is a good and happy one. And one I am so glad I am living. Here is to 2014 and all the memories that will be made.