Saturday, December 20, 2008


Since the semester is finally over-WHEW-I am greatly anticipating my grades. I am so afraid to look at them!! Anyone else have this fear?? I know that I didn't do as well as I could have, I think that I have this mental block thing going on because my creativity level is like zero. I do know three class grades-B-, B+, B+!! They aren't too bad but the other two grades, well, I don't really want to know!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas is coming!!

It's my turn to put on the Parteeeeee. Let's hope it's good! This will be the first party (other than my wedding) that I will have put together. We reserved two rooms at Noah's in American Fork, Ut. One of the rooms will be for eating and the other for playing pool. I am so excited. I have to work Saturday night so as soon as I get off we will be on our way up North to Provo. I also get to see my MOMMY!! I haven't seen her since...August I think! It's been too long! I think that will be the best gift I could have, to be with my family. Christmas here we come!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Semester is almost over

This fall semester is almost over and I am soooooo ecstatic. One more to go!! This semester has been really hard. My mind has been re-wired to think more mathematically then creatively. Though I have struggled getting back into the swing of things it is definitely worth it. I will be done with my bachelor's on May 1st. (that's graduation) I am so excited. I have many people in my life who have stuck by my side and encouraged me to finish what I started. I owe them so much. I will be eternally greatful to those that have pushed me, through blood and tears, to get it done.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Because the economy sucks so bad and I married a teacher, we have pretty much no money. So I got a job, (finally) at Red Rock Canyon School. I work Graveyard and so far I like it. I mean it's not my dream job but I think it will be ok just to get by!! I will be taking 18 credits next semester and I am hoping to work and finish school, since I am seeing this job as temporary!

I will hopefully be accepted into the Alternate Route to Licensure program to get my teaching credential, which allows you up to three years to complete but are paid teacher's wages. Charlie and I will then have the same time off and can go up to Provo and spend time with both of our families. And maybe start having kids or something.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A day in the life...

So I am taking a grant and proposal writing class, and from about the third week of school I immediately notice that this teacher has favorites!! Which does not include me. Well, I was having technical issues printing my proposal that was due Thursday night, she e-mails me this nasty letter and basically chews me out and tells me that I am singlehandedly responsible for three people's grades, (including myself). If you think that is unfair, our Peer review is taking place a week later, plus I have no chance to revise or edit!! This teacher has been reading out of the book the entire semester, and acts like she has never even written a grant. I want to know why this teacher is teaching something she has little to no experience with??

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My baby love!!

Literally his favorite spot!!!

Leave me alone!!!!!

Mommy it's time to wake up!! Daddy says so!! (Charlie took this when I wasn't feeling the best, thanks hon!!)


Charlie doesn't look very happy right here and this picture makes him look a little bit larger than he really is. He shouldn't have puffed out the shirt!! Oh well, we'll get a better picture next year I guess. I asked him to put it on so I could take a picture but he didn't want to so you'll just have to wait.

To everyone who doesn't already know, I made this dress!! In about 3 days. I also made Charlie's outfit last year in about 2 because he didn't have one.

Yes I am a little slow at getting pictures up but here they are!!!!! : )

I don't think I look that great!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Powderpuff 2008-Senior Year in College!!

I just uploaded these to the computer. The game was October 9th, 2008 the day before the Homecoming game. It was a nice warm breezy day and we (the freshman/senior) team got whooped!!!!!!!!! We didn't even score!! Sad I know. It was fun overall! I am glad it's over, I don't think I could've lasted much longer, those girls were kind of immature! Charlie was the only one that came to cheer me on! Where was everyone else huh?? I know, I know, in Utah County!! Grrrrrrh!

Better late then Never-Powderpuff 2008

what a day!

So I thought today was going to be a pretty good day. I was on time and ready to go!! But I guess the world thought differently! I got pulled over, registration expired, and low and behold I can't find my driver's license!! Yeah!! So I get a ticket!! I go home instead of going to class because by then I was freaking out about my license!! I turned both car and house upside down to no avail!! UUUGH!!!!

Still searching for my wallet which contains driver's license!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The week and half after my birthday!!

Well, I forgot to write about my lovely birthday because I was soo involved doing well, .... nothing! Charlie was so sweet he came home with flowers and a cinnamon roll with a candle in it and sang "Happy Birthday"!!! Then we went to dinner and came home and went to bed. Exciting I know! We were planning on going to Provo to celebrate with both families but since we are short on income we decided to stay home in St. George. Bummer! It was nice but boring! I should have done like a tone of homework but instead I made two dresses and watched a lot of T.V.! I think I became a couch potato because now that's all I want to do!! AAAAAAAAAAH bad Shanin!!!! LOL

Then life resumed and now I need to do homework! Ugh!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to me Tomorrow!!

So my birthday is tomorrow and I was kind of freaking out about it, though I still can't figure out why!! Crazy I know! I am starting to get over my anxiety about getting older and with the help of my family they continue to tell me that I am doing what I should be and that I should not be afraid or anxious about getting older!! After all I am only going to be 26 which is not 40!! So I guess it will be ok, for now!! Ask me next year!

I always forget to write about Charlie and since this is supposed to be both of our blog, here is a little about him.

Charlie has been doing great teaching his little third graders!! The kids put on different short plays last week, and after watching the video he recorded, it's absolutely adorable and makes me want to be a teacher!! He also decided that this year he will be home around 5, as opposed to last year where he stayed until about 7-8pm every day. It's good to have him home earlier cause then we can have dinner together and at a decent hour!

Monday, October 6, 2008

One week till my birthday

Yes the dreaded day is approaching a little too quickly for my liking, but I don't have a choice. I guess I could pretend that that day doesn't exist but unfortuneately it does and everyone who knows when my birthday is will probably not let me forget it. You are probably wondering why I am dreading my birthday when it should be an exciting day, well, to be honest I really do not want to be 26!! Actually I don't want to get any older at all! But there again I have no choice. I believe my mother has this issue where she hates the fact that she is getting older and has more gray hair (that she gets dyed rather well and frequently) though her sister has three maybe four times more gray hair. I feel like my life is passing before my eyes and I can't slow it down. This year has gone by so fast that I have no idea what's going on. (I probably just confused everyone, cause I just confused myself.)

I think I have too many aspirations that I can't accomplish as fast as I'd like. I see everyone around me growing and fulfilling their dreams and here I am not even graduated from college, no job, no kids (but that's kind of a good thing, BUT I desperately want them), no social life, a couple of friends, you know I feel like my life is going nowhere fast!! UGH!

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Me and Sarah

Yes this picture is correct. I took the picture of the reflection pool. It was taken around christmas.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Life is Happy

So I am going to attempt to get published!! By which publication...well, I don't know exactly yet!
Things are pretty good down here in St. George! Sometimes I feel a little lonely without my family or friends, it is good though that I have Charlie otherwise I just might go insane!
School is a little bit overwhelming but I guess that's what you get when you take all English Upper Division courses!! LOL! Hopefully we will be putting pictures up soon, I really want us to get professional pictures done just me and Charlie and maybe Sihpo?!! Maybe for our Christmas cards this year we will send out a picture?? I don't know!

Monday, September 8, 2008


So why do teachers always pile on the homework?? Do they think we have all the hours in a day to do it? Seriously???? I am taking 15 credits (yeah I know it's not THAT bad) for the first time!! I have been going part time for the last few years so it's definitely and adjustment. Well, since I have sooo much homework, I guess I had better finish it. (I know it's almost midnight, some of us do better when we procrastinate.)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Catching Up

Well, I guess it has been a while since my last blog!! Sorry about that! I am now back in school and hopefully will finish with my bachelor's degree in April next year!! Everyone cross your fingers!! I still have yet to find a job so if anyone knows anything about open jobs down in St. George feel free to let me know so I can start making some mula!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

School's 'IN' before School's 'OUT'

This is my first blog ever!!! But I am happy to join this new kind of family! So on with the story of my life. I will be starting school again today! that means two months of hard work!! At least it's only two months and not the normal four. Dixie Middle School gets out this friday so I will be out of a job! well, until August! I have been looking at jobs but there just isn't anything really available unless I work at a department store or fast food which I don't really want. But it would only be for two months or so!! I guess I am trying to convince myself to work at a department store temporarily. On another note I will have my associate's degree in July!!!! Yaye for me!! FINALLY! hopefully I will have my bachelors next summer and start my secondary ed next fall! That would be so awesome! I hope to finish with everything by 2010! I will be somewhat more accomplished then I am now, at least that's what is intended.