Sunday, October 31, 2010

October's over? What?

Wow I have no idea how October flew by as fast as it did! So much has happened! It was a great month. First of all, it was my birthday. Yes, I am the big 24. So weird. Whenever my birthday rolls around I always say how I feel so old... then everyone I know who is over the age of 30 gets mad at me and tells me I can't say that because I'm still a baby. OK, I know I'm not that old, but still! It's old for ME OK?? haha. But my birthday was fabulous. It consisted of going out to dinner, feeling like a princess, and getting a bike from my super husband :) We want to find some fun new trails close by to go biking on, so hopefully we'll have a couple more days of good weather! If not, my wonderful little bike will have to wait until winter decides to leave again.

It was also Matt's birthday this month! He's a whole quarter of a century now. Jeez, and I thought I was old! ;) Poor guy had to take a seriously brutal Probability test on his special day and pulled over a 13-hour day at the school. Yuk. But he had a great attitude, and we went out to Tucanos the next day. I appreciate him so much! He works so hard for us and is the best husband a girl could ask for! Happy birthday, babe!!

Oh, and something random for those of you who love jewelry...

There is a fun jewelry giveaway on this blog I follow. What girl doesn't love jewelry? Especially for free :) They have tons of cute stuff! And Our Family Treat has lots of yummy recipes I love to drool over. Check it out!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Time for Fall!!

I absolutely love fall. I love the colorful leaves, the wonderful temperatures, and the holidays! Halloween is so much fun, and it's also a fun reminder that Thanksgiving and Christmas are not too far away! YAY! I love any excuse to have a great time getting together with friends and family. And how often do you get to dress like a crazy person? Fabulous.

Speaking of Halloween, I'm trying to think of something fun that Matt and I can dress up as. Any fun ideas?

Dear Fall- please don't go away too quickly. I really love you. And I'm really not a winter fan...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pure Bliss

I have made a simple discovery that has changed my life forever!! OK, so maybe that's a bit dramatic, but I am SOOOO in love with a new little snack that I found here. Tried it for the first time today and I am now addicted.

Apple slices with a yummy little dip consisting of fat-free cottage cheese, truvia/stevia, and cinnamon! It's even scrumptious without the cinnamon. I also tried a different version and used plain greek yogurt rather than cottage cheese, which was also delish! (Still gotta include the truvia.) I'm already an apple-addict, and now I have even more reason to be one! Good thing it's a healthy addiction, or I'd be in trouble!

So here's a shout-out to you, Johnny Appleseed. My life wouldn't be the same without you. Thanks a bunch!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Yes, I have neglected my poor blog. But I'm resolving to try to be better...we'll see how that goes haha.

It's starting to get chillier and it's finally sinking in that the care-free days of summer are at an end. Summertime is basically my favorite thing ever. I was spoiled this summer to not have to work as much. I got a lot of time to relax and play! Our last little trip of the summer was to Bear Lake with my family. Matt and I got to go up to the lake a few times this summer- we love it there!My sister (Brittney), brother (Brandon), Mom, Matt and Me in the lake

Connor and Brit working on their Sand Castle Kingdom

We've also had fun hanging out with good friends...

And moving!
Yes, we moved, but it was only about 15 minutes away from where we lived before. Just upsizing :) Loving the 2 bedrooms, laundry room, dishwasher, and no crappy electrical problems! I was also ready for a nice little change. In all of the moving hullabaloo, I failed to really take any big pictures. (Shocker. I really need to be better at picture taking.) I'll post some better pictures later.

Well now that summer vacation is officially over, I have been busy with work again! I'm teaching part-time at a high school and also interpreting part time. It's fun doing both because I can get a lot of variety. It definitely keeps me busy, but I'm liking it :)

Matt is starting his first semester of the electrical engineering program at BYU and has quickly found out that this will be a challenging and busy school year for him! But he's a smarty-pants and will do so great. He's excited to be in the program and learn all kinds of cool stuff. (He gets excited about it and tries to explain it all to me. I'm no electrical engineer, nor do I wish to be, so I've got the "smile and nod" down. Never understand a word of it!

Yay for the start of a new school year! It's gonna be a busy and good one!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

2 Years

Today is my 2 year wedding anniversary to the greatest guy in the world. It really has been the best 2 years of my life. We have accomplished a lot together this past year and are excited to see what year 3 has in store for us. Got a feeling it's gonna be a good one!

So, Matt- thanks for being my perfect match.
Thanks for everything good that you are, and for making me a better person, too.
I love you!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ice cream creations and other adventures

Wow- I have absolutely no idea where June went, and July is already half over! Summer is flying by a billion times faster than I want it to, but I guess that's what I get for having so much fun! It's crazy to think I'll start teaching next month.

Matt and I have been livin it up, kickin back, and doing lots of fun stuff. We went to Macey's last night to get a massive Kong Cone to share, and ended up discovering a hidden talent. Soft-serve sculpting! Ok, Matt did most of the work because honestly, I'm not too good at it. Maybe one day I will match his awesome skills. But here is the lovely ice cream man we (he) did.

As we started slowly carving and eating away at out ice cream man's face, I decided it looked a little like an alien. So Matt gave it some more finishing touches.

Ahem. Ya, kinda freaky.

On to other recent fun events...

We had a blast camping up American Fork Canyon

Taking a tour of Timpanogos Cave

Delicious summer BBQ's

And other random adventures, with more to come :)

I love summer time!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


GOOD NEWS- I am going to be a teacher next school year! Starting in August, I will be teaching ASL (American Sign Language) at Copper Hills High School. I'm really excited, because that is where I did my student teaching, and it's a great school with a booming ASL program :) I've had some great experiences there. Still never got used to being called Mrs. Seamons. The school prefers students to not call teachers by their first names. "Mrs. Seamons" just makes me feel so old! haha. But then when other teachers mistake me for a high school student and tell me to get to class, that makes up for it LOL. Teaching can be really time consuming and stressful, but it can also be so rewarding and fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what this first year has in store!

Since graduating, I have been working as an ASL interpreter, which has also been fun. I love being able to be creative with language and to continue learning new things all the time. Now that I'm all graduated and done with school, I have loved working in areas that have actually related to what I studied in school for so long. It all paid off, and it's so fun to apply what I've learned in the "real world." :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My favorite thing so far

Summer is my favorite! Though the warm weather hasn't decided to stay for good yet, I have already loved loved loved my "summer break" and being done with school. One of my favorite things this past month has been reading. Reading for pleasure! Reading whatever I want to read! That's right- it's not a textbook and it has no deadlines or chapter summaries. I hadn't read a book that wasn't school-related in a long time. I have a nice list of books that my eyeballs will be devouring and I'm quite excited about it. So far, I have read The Kite Runner and am currently on the Uglies. Now it just needs to get a little warmer so I can read outside at a pretty park and get some sun on my pasty white winter skin haha.

What good books have you read? Any good suggestions?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Movin' on!

On April 30th, Matt and I graduated from Utah Valley University! I graduated with my BA degree in Deaf Studies/ASL Education and Matt graduated with his AAS degree in Digital Media and AS degree in Mathematics. It was a great day! Both of our parents came down and we spent a long (but fun) day at UVU for the commencement and both of our convocations. What a relief to be done! It hasn't really hit me yet, but I'm sure it will when Matt starts classes at BYU in the fall and I don't. Watch out, electrical engineering program, here he comes!!It's so strange to think that I'm done with school! I have been a student since I was 6, which means that 17 years of my life have been dedicated to school. That's a long time! I've always loved it, but recently have been a bit burnt out, so this whole graduation deal was good timing :)
Reflecting back, some of my favorite things about school have been:

The feeling of progression and growthLearning new perspectives and interesting thingsInspiring teachersSense of accomplishment
Pride in my hard work and reaching my goals
Learning how to be dedicated
The wonderful friends and memories I have made
So now, here's to moving on to the next step of life! I'm currently working as an interpreter and looking for an ASL teaching position. So we'll see what happens! It can be scary moving on to new things and leaving the things that are comfortable and familiar, but it's also exciting. :) Hopefully the future will have many more good things in store :) It's been fun so far!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I haven't posted anything for a while because it seems all we've been up to has been school and homework! But things are finally starting to settle down (for me anyway) and I'm pretty excited about it :) I finished out student teaching about a week ago, I finished my senior project today, and I don't have any other finals. I'm done! What a relief and sense of accomplishment. Can't wait until April 30th when I get to walk and make it official! I'll have my BA degree in Deaf Studies/ASL Education.

My last day student teaching! Here are a few of my awesome students.

Matt will be busy with finals next week, but he'll be graduating UVU on the 30th as well, but with his AAS degree in Digital Media and his AS degree in Mathematics. Then it's off to BYU to finish up his electrical engineering degree! whew! It will be a lot of work, but I'm excited for him. He's such a smarty pants and works so hard- he'll do great!

I'm on the job search for ASL teaching positions and it's slim pickins, but hopefully something will come along. It's also time to figure out what to do with summer! Haven't thought much about it until just now. Guess I'll be looking for some kind of work and definitely doing a lot of playing! This warm weather is making me so happy!!! (Well besides the snow this morning. Jeez!) Matt and I are working on our fun summer itinerary, and it's gonna be good. There will be much more interesting things to blog about!

Matt and I enjoying the beautiful warm weather after a visit to the Salt Lake Temple

Hope you all have a wonderful week! I'm already looking forward to posting all about graduation!

Monday, March 22, 2010

So Close!

Student Teaching this semester has been super crazy and busy, but I've learned a lot. The teacher I have been working with is fabulous, and the students have been good (for the most part ;) ) Today, I had my 7th evaluation- which means I only have one more left! YAY! It's tomorrow and I'll be very happy to be done with them all. Being evaluated is not my favorite.

My last day teaching is April 13th! So close- and it feels soooo good. April 30th (GRADUATION) is going to be the best day ever. Got a lot to do before then, but at least it's a light at the end of the tunnel :) I'm trying to think of something awesome to go do after graduation to celebrate. Any fun ideas?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

I am the luckiest girl in the world, because I'm married to this amazing guy.

Matt- Thanks for your love, support, encouragement, hard work, patience, sense of humor, your amazing example, for being my best friend, and for all the other wonderful things you are. I couldn't have picked anyone better for me than you. I can't believe I have it so good!

Love you!!

Happy Valentines Day, everyone :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My favorite

The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost, has been my favorite poem ever since I had to memorize it in 5th grade. I love that when I second guess myself or really just want to take the easy way out of something, this poem comes to my mind and reminds me that all of the big decisions I'm making and all of the hard things I'm doing now will help me grow into the best person I can be.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~Robert Frost

Saturday, January 23, 2010

why, thank you :)

I came home to a pleasant surprise last night! My cute husband got me flowers with a sweet little note congratulating me on my Student-Teaching so far. Thanks for being so thoughtful, honey!
And thanks for picking up all the slack this crazy semester.

I love you.

And I love flowers :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One Step at a Time

You know the song "One Step at a Time" by Jordin Sparks? Well I've had that song in my head all day long. I think it's my subconscious trying to tell me to take a deep breath, stop acting like a chicken running around with my head cut off, and just focus on one thing at a time. I have been a little stressed lately (to say the least) and I need to be better at remembering that I can't get to the top of Mount Everest in one giant step. It's the little steps that will get me there eventually. Hopefully my "take a chill pill" attitude will last further than when I wake up tomorrow morning, haha. So here's to taking it step by step!

Wow, I'm really gonna be in the mood for an escalator after this one.... :)