Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This year the kids wanted to hunt their own Christmas Tree.  We live really close to the Uintas and a Christmas Tree permit only costs $12.00.  So what the heck, we got all dressed up in our warmest winter clothes and headed off into the mountains for a day of making memories.
We thought that taking Bren's ice-fishing sled would be a fabulous idea for not only hauling the perfect Christmas tree but also for tired little legs.  Little did we know that our Christmas tree was not growing just off to the side of the road on a flat easy to follow path...
Our perfect Christmas Tree was down a big, steep, rocky hill...
Across a semi frozen Bear River...
That we had to shimmy across on a fallen tree....(just kidding Dillon and Bronz are just goofing around but yes we did cross a frozen river.)
Finally Bren spotted the only thing he actually caught in every hunt he has gone on this year (bear, elk, deer, Christmas tree...)

The perfect christmas tree

Tag it and bag it and bring it on home.

Our Christmas Tree 2009
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's December Already!

I can't tell if I am lazy or just can't make good use of the time I have. I have wanted to post these pictures to document Thanksgiving 2009 and to be honest it takes alot of time to put them on this blog. I hope it is worth it Amber since you are the only one who knows that I have a blog anyway. The following are the people who had the best darn thanksgiving adventure ever. Just look at the joy in all of our faces (well except for maybe Dillon) because we love turkey that much!!!!

Climbing around on the tank and Veteran's Park

Bronwyn spinning around and around

This is the final product after slaving over hot stoves and microwaves. We had enough food to feed 12 families but everyone decided to head to Denver so we ate it all ourselves.

Here is my contribution to Win loose or Draw. Brittany guessed it was an evil seamstress but really it is just mom madly sewing aprons of all sized and styles.

Bronzee looking as beautiful as ever.

Those crazy kids!

Brittany cooking her first Thanksgiving turkey and also wearing her beautiful apron for the very first time. Don't worry, she didn't get it dirty because she only wore it for this photo.

This is our game of win loose or draw and here is Jared's version of Hannah Montana.

Lizzy won this round. No one knew what she was drawing.

Here Dillon is drawing what we think is a rabbit. He also drew a dinosaur that was spectacular.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

10 random things about me

1. I really like office supplies. Give me a good quality pen and a brand new notebook and I am in Heaven.

2. I am a bit ocd when it comes to school. I have an uncontrollable urge to get A's in all of my classes. This to me is really strange because I about flunked out of college when I was younger.

3. I am a Jacob fan, not so much an Edward fan.

4. I dream about writing a book yet all of the books I would write have already been written.

5. I really do not like folding socks that are inside out.

6. When I was younger I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy's cheerleader but I knew that it was impossible because I was short for one and couldn't do very high high kicks for another and the real kicker was that their costumes were bikinis and you know that they are not really that modest. Besides wearing one is a privilege not a right and it just wouldn't be right for me to wear one. (I still want to be one but now have many more reasons stopping me ie. too old, too fat, and those funny little things called stretch marks.)

7. I love things that sparkle. As I have said once already if sparkle is an option choose it. I even wanted braces when I was younger because they made your teeth glitter.

8. Word Searches are one of my special talents.

9. I am a closet guitar hero hero.

10. I do not like the smell of beef jerky. It kind of stinks like beef and cheese.

What was that about

You may be wondering why I am discussing social media in a blog. Well let me tell you all about it. For an assignment in my technology in the classroom class I was required to create a blog which happens to be a form of social media. Let me tell you this wasn't my idea of a dream blog. I had envisioned something more exciting and personal for my first blog. I was hoping to be witty and creative and have so many followers that I would think myself as something special.

No such luck. It turned out to by less than eventful and I find myself as the only follower. The only good thing I have going for me is that I have an awesome background that I got from the cutest blog on the block. I do happen to have one personal picture on my computer which is as you can see a great picture of Will's first elk. Well its antlers anyway, there rest of it is sitting in my freezer.

Humm I should probably get better material for my blog.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Discussion 9 post 2

Benefits of Social Media
  • There are many benefits to using social media in the classroom. Social media is a great way to update students with new information such as homework, handouts, and class expectations. It is a great way to engage students in the 21st century because it is something they are already doing so they will feel comfortable using these tools. Blogging is a great way to collaborate with all members of the classroom and also builds a class community. Social media is also a good way to get outside experts to interact with students. It is also a good way to keep a digital portfolio of students writings and an easy way to see the progress students are making.
Issues With Social Media
  • The problems with using social media would be getting the appropriate permission from parents and the school district to allow access to different sites on the Internet. It would also be very important to train students on what is appropriate behavior and content on the web. This would include teaching students how to be safe on the web such as not giving out to much personal information and location of students.

Social Media to Communicate with Parents and Students

  • Blogs would be a great tool to let students and parents know about what is happening in your classroom. It is a quick and easy way to keep everyone up to date on different activities.