Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Impromptu Video Clip

Steve Johnson, the professional development director, made a short video clip of me for the college.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fun Two Week Vacation with Amy and the Kids!

Amy brought the kids to stay at our house the past two weeks. They all had a great time going to guitar, ceramics, music, swimming, archery etc. One day Spencer, Gavin, and Michael went mud bogging in the back yard. We also took the kids down to Indian Hot Springs in Eden. Spencer loved swinging from the rope out into the water and poor Nate couldn't get his ears wet.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mahana Mommas

Our college ward girls chose the 8 cow woman theme for the entire year of enrichment nights. They learned how to sew on buttons, cook, budget, dating etiquette etc. The final enrichment night included a skit by the real Johnny Lingo (Jim), Mahana (Celinda), and the other Hawaiian Mahana Mommas (Mogie Palmer, Denise Henson, Brenda Stevens and Gail Curtis).

Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Brindy Celin

These cheeks make me tired!

What? Did somebody say donuts?

Who cares if I can't see my donuts; what matters is that I can taste them!

Grandma's Slumber Party

We're glad our mom had baby Brindy "a cuz" we get to play at grandma's house more. Last night we played hide and go seek, ghost in the grave yard, made sugar cookies to take to people, and went on a flash light walk. This morning we had donuts for breakfast.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

lunch with old friends

Had the best time Saturday in Mesa visiting with old friends from High School. It doesn't matter how many years go by we just pick up where we left off. We had a lot of catching up to do because we stayed at lunch for 4 1/2 hours. Back row left to right: Celeste Wardrop, Cindy Allen, Julie Nielsen
Front row left to right: Michelle Hollis, Tami Shill and I.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Church of the Spilled Blood in Russia

The Church of the Spilled Blood in Russia was where Peter the Great was murdered and they built the memorial in honor of him. Traveling in Russia was a little scary especially with the conflict going on in Georgia. St. Petersburg restores its castles and churches while the everyday people live in shambles. The people do not greet you or smile. It didn't look like things were going that great for them. Our guide was studying to be a lawyer and would only make $1,000 a month. He told me it was one of the top paying jobs in the country. We ate lunch on one of our tours in St. Petersburg and they had soup that tasted like swamp water, cavier, and some wierd desert that didn't have any sugar. Oh, and they serve vodka instead of water.

The Hershey Church in Denmark

This is a beautiful Danish church. The domes looked like Hershey kisses. Of course I turn everything into chocolate, right? This church has the statue of the Christus that the church obtained permission to copy and placed in the SLC temple visitors center. It also had the life size statues of the 12 apostles.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Last Time with Greg

Greg telling my friend Tammy Johnston how he used to steal my bottle. I've never been the same after that traumatic experience.
I really missed Greg today. I wanted to fire off a real sassy remark to an idiotic teacher who likes the communistic Reading First Program. Why can't he still send e-mails?

Hit the Deck

Celinda, Grandma Stokes, Renae Miner, Candy Beckstead, LouAnn and Larry Stokes all relaxing after a big day of eating and cruising.

Going Crazy on a Baltic Cruise

This was the first summer I haven't worked in about 6 years. Jim says everybody whose any body works all year, quit your belly aching, but I tell him... not school teachers. When you work with small crazy children you have to have the summer off or you will start to act like those you teach. I think it's too late for me. After 14 days with grandma stokes though, I almost wished I could go back to work. We went to Denmark, Sweden, Russia, and Germany. We visited Peter the Great and Catherine the Great's castles. This picture was taken with Uncle Larry and LouAnn. Thank goodness for the aunts and uncles to save me from insanity.