Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Here I come...

I just got my student teaching assignment today, I am excited!

I am nervous.

Wow, it makes it that much more real.

I am student teaching.

I am really student teaching!

This coming January.

That is in 7 weeks!

I am assigned to American Fork High School.

Lets go become cavemen!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Primary Program

Today was our ward's Primary program. This is a day that I missed when I was in singles wards. It started differently. Mike & I walked into sacrament meeting about 5 minutes early, and there were no seats, except on the front row. All the primary kids were sitting in their classes in the overflow and the rest of the chapel was just packed. So, the back row joes became the front row joes.

When the program started, I kept expecting the kids to come up to the front of the chapel to sit on the stand, but they didn't. Instead, the music director came up, had the kids rise and they started singing, Armies of Heleman. "OK," I thoght, "this is a little different. I have never been in a program before where the kids all sit behind the congregation." Then, all of a sudden, the kids started filing to the front of the room and up onto the stand, all the while singing. I cannot even tell you how powerful this was. I, being the boob that I am, started crying. I just kept thinking that these kids are the future, both of the world and our church. Here they are, marching and singing, a strong army for our Heavenly Father.

The kids in the program were just adorable. I loved the younger kids who got up and had forgotten their parts and kept leaning over to be reminded. I loved it when they remembered their parts, and stated so surely their simple testimonies of the gospel, the Temple, and the prophet. I loved when they sang Scripture Power and were so enthusiastic about thrusting their scriptures into the air as they sang of the power the scriptures hold inside.

Seriously, I love the Primary program. I love the refreshing, simple testimonies that are born. I especially love watching these cute children as they sing and get up to waive at their parents and families that are there watching them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Student Teaching

Today, the School of Education at UVU handed out their student teaching assignments for those student teaching in January. At least, they handed them out for all but about 15 people, who they are still trying to place. Isn't it ironic that I am one of those 15 people that still doesn't have a placement? Kind of anti-climatic. I was so excited and nervous and then let down. I still have to wait. Hopefully, I will have my assignment within the next 2-3 weeks. Man, I still have to wait. Patience is a virtue, one that I obviously still need to learn.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Fun

Yesterday, Mike & I began the monumental task of starting to rake up the leaves on our lawn. Gotta love those trees at this time of year. Mike actually cheated this year, using the blower that is part of his shop vac he got for Christmas. I stuck for the good ol' fashioned rake (until I got a hold of the blower, that is :)) While we were raking, we invited our niece & nephew over to play in a pile (that we could mostly guarantee as 'bomb' free) while they were over at my parents. The day included some little munchkin filling my shoes up with leaves (he thought it was funny, especially when Uncle Mike showed him how to really shove the leaves into the toes) and another little munchkin taking charge of the blower. It was a fun day. Here is some of the fun they had. On a side note, today, it doesn't look like we spent any time raking leaves yesterday...blah.