Monday, April 30, 2007

I Heart the 80s

For those of you who believe you are true 80s music fans, take this quiz. It's quite telling. I thought I'd do much better, but I only got 40 points (I think it's out of 100). The quiz is fairly lengthy and will probably take you 20-30 minutes, but it's well worth it. The quiz is found at:

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

GPS & Geocaching

Last year I took a class from the UEN (Utah Education Network) about using GPS units in my classroom. We also learned about geocaching. To learn more about geocaching, click HERE. Another geography teacher, Sheradee, and I decided to hide a geocache and place three travel bugs in it. Travel bugs are like dog tags with I.D. numbers. We attached these travel bugs to small toys. These toys and travel bugs then travel around the world. These items travel via other geocachers who pick them up and redeposit them in different caches around the globe. Our travel bugs have traveled to Hawaii, Washington D.C., Germany, Italy, and Australia. Fellow geocachers have taken pictures of our toys/travel bugs and posted our pictures on the geocache website. To see this website and where each class has been, click on MMS 5th Period, MMS 6th Period, and MMS 7th Period. Here are a few pictures of our items:

One of our travel bugs ready to travel.

In Germany

In Germany

In Rome, Italy

Back in the U.S. in Washington, D.C.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Old School Friends

Last weekend, I went out with some old friends from high school to celebrate Val's birthday. We had tons of fun!! I hadn't laughed so hard in a long time; my checks were sore from laughing so hard. Thanks for being such great friends. We will have to do it again sometime soon. Here are a few pictures from our good times.

Alicia & Me looking fabulous.

The girls celebrating Val's birthday.

The boys celebrating Val's birthday.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Pics from Arizona

Over Easter weekend, Lesli and I drove to Arizona to stay in with my parents. We had tons of fun. We went to dinner with Mary and Tara. We also went shopping with Tara and Celeste. We went swimming, to the temple, and to the LDS Easter pageant. We spent time with my parents and my grandparents. We also attended church with Mary and had a very interesting testimony meeting. It was loads of fun. Here are a few pictures from our travels.

Lesli and me at the Easter pageant.

Me at the temple.

Lesli, Me, and Tara after swimming.

Monday, April 16, 2007

This One's for You

Yesterday our lesson in Relief Society was on testimonies. This particular quote by President Kimball reminded me of a dear friend (I think you know who you are):

"Testimony meetings are some of the best meetings in the [Church] in the whole month, if you have the spirit. If you are bored at a testimony meeting, there is something the matter with you, and not the other people. You can get up and bear your testimony and you think it is the best meeting in the month; but if you sit there and count the grammatical errors and laugh at the man who can’t speak very well, you’ll be bored."

To read more, click HERE.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

As I Search the Holy Scriptures

Yesterday, as I was reading the Book of Mormon, I came across these verses (Helaman 3:27-30). I've probably read them a dozen times, but they really stood out to me last night so I thought I'd share them.

"Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name. Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God. Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked. And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out."

To read more, click HERE.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Arizona, Here I Come

Today after work, Lesli and I are hitting the road for Phoenix, AZ. We'll stop in Page, AZ tonight and drive the rest of the way tomorrow. I'm really excited!! Warm weather, bathing suits, swimming, Easter candy, and seeing old friends - what could be better? Nothing!! Well, maybe if we were flying. While we are down there, we are going to the Easter Pageant at the Mesa temple. I've seen it many times and it's fantastic. To learn more about it, click HERE and HERE.

Because I'll be out of town, I won't be blogging for several days. Try not to cry, my faithful readers. I will return.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spring = Pedicures

Spring is here. That means pedicures and flip-flops. Here's a few pictures of me getting ready for my vacation in AZ!!