Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Wife is a Terrible Blogger

Angie is not so good at the blogging. In case you haven't heard shes having a baby. It appears to be a girl due at the end of April.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

...Road Trip

We had so much fun over the past 3 weeks. I can't believe we were gone so long, but I'll recap what we did. (Don't worry it shouldn't be to long, but I can't promise anything).
First: Golden Spike National Monument - I had never been there. For those of you who don't know it is in northern Utah. It is where the Union and Central Pacific Railroad joined their rails at Promontory Summit. We got to see a reenactment of the story.

After that we made our way to Boise. We stayed there over night and then headed on to Kennewick, WA to meet up with some friends. We then made it to Paul's grandmas house in Spokane. It was so fun getting to know her better. We stayed there for a week and helped out with some yard work. This is the fun job that I loved:
I loved driving the lawn mower. We also made it to the Spokane Temple. It was great.

The next picture is Paul with his grandma.
While we were in Spokane, Paul took me to Riverfront Park. It was beautiful. There were so many bridges. We spent half a day just walking around the park.

This "HUGE" radio flyer wagon was also at the Riverfront Park. Where's Waldo (I mean Angie) ha ha. The handle of the wagon was a slide. AWESOME.
Because I couldn't format the pictures how I wanted them, I'm sorry you'll just have to look past the empty space. However, after we spent 1 week in Spokane we made it over to Seattle. We ate lunch at Sky City which is the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. I was so excited that the restaurant rotated. The outside wall didn't rotate and it was funny to see the notes that people passed back and forth. It took 40+ minutes to rotate a full 360 degrees.

After we ate lunch we went one floor above the restaurant and walked along the sidewalk where you can enjoy the scenery. I thought it was pretty scary, but only for a minute and then I continued enjoying the time.

Later on we went to R.E.I because we heard it was cool in Seattle. We were right. This is the hike to get into the store.
This waterfall in front of R.E.I was prettier than one of the parks we saw in downtown Seattle. Partly because it was clean and no bums were there.
On the Ferry Boat from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. We had never taken a ferry which was so much fun. It was super windy. We parked our car below and walked around for about 30 minutes, then it was time to get back in our cars.
After we left Bainbridge Island, we 'somehow' found our way to FORKS. I was pretty excited to go. It was okay, but I thought the drive was prettier then the sites we saw in town. However, it was still fun to go at least once in my life. So many cars stopped at this sign, it was pretty funny.

Look who we found in Forks! (This is the only picture Paul would let me take of him in Forks, I had the most fun. Paul drove me around to all the sites that I wanted to see, but he was not that enthusiastic about it. However, it was great that he accepted the fact that I wanted to see it.)

I Decided I would take an engagement photo with Edward.

We then drove to Portland, OR and stayed overnight. We were going to take the coastal drive through Oregon, but we were in the car for about 10 hours the day before. So instead of another 8 hour day, we decided to drive only 5-6 hours to Medford, OR where we stayed with a friend. Before we got to Medford we saw a sign for a historical site. Paul quickly got off the exit. It was great to get out and walk for a minute and we saw this cool bridge.
Covered Bridge Historical Site (Oregon)
Now, we left Medford and decided to drive the 'long' route in California. Instead of another 6 hours we drove the 8. It took us through parts of the Redwood Forest (I LOVED IT). It also took us to visit Camp Wente. For those of you who don't know, this is the Boy Scout Camp where Paul and I met in 2002. I then went back to visit in 2003 and again in 2006. In 2006 Paul proposed here. I took a picture of where he proposed. Unfortunately, I didn't get the lake in the picture. I love the lake, it is pretty.
Camp Wente (California)

We then went to San Leandro, CA (where Paul's family is) and stayed there for another week and a half. We got to see a lot of family. Our trip was great and we saw so much. Most of what we did and saw were the long scenic drives, but overall it was well worth the time.

Now it is back to work and the real world.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Road Trip

So I am LOVING summer. I know I've been into my classroom and attended a conference, but I have had some enjoyable days as well. Also Paul and I are going on vacation on Saturday. We are driving up through Boise, Idaho over to Washington and hanging around Spokane, then Seattle. I have convinced Paul that I need to go to Forks, WA. After that we are heading down through Oregon. Our ultimate goal is to reach San Leandro, CA which is right by Oakland and near San Francisco (for those of you who don't know Paul, that is where he is from). I am in the process of reminding him that the musical Wicked is still playing in San Francisco, in hopes that we'll be going. I am getting very excited for our lovely ROAD TRIP.We'll be gone for about 3 weeks. If any of you have great suggestions to do along the way, be sure to let me know.

Now that I have more time, I'm going to try, very hard, to keep my blog up. My first year teach was busy. Luckily it wasn't hard, but I felt like I was always doing something for work. I miss my cute 2nd graders. Next year I am fortunate to have a job again, but I'll be teaching 1st. Crazy! I'll still be at Pony Express, I have grown to love that school, but the best news is that I got a classroom in the school next year. No more wood paneling trailer. WAHOO!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another one....

So I just remembered that I even had a blog. Since August and getting my job that is all I seem to be doing lately. I love my class. They are a great bunch of 2nd graders. I believe tomorrow will be day 70 in school. It seems to go by to fast.

For Thanksgiving Paul and I went to my parents house. It was an off year, but we are going to California for Christmas. I'm excited to go out. Mainly because I can now have days off work, but still get paid.

I need to get better at posting pictures, but until next time I hope everyone is doing well.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2nd Grade Teacher

I got a job teaching 2nd Grade at Pony Express Elementary. It is in Eagle Mountain and is a bit of a drive, but I love it. The principal and the 2nd grade team are very supportive and helpful. I could not have asked for a better place to work. I'm in a trailer :) so I'm trying to figure out how to get my classroom arranged and set up in 2 1/2 days, but I'll make it work. Wish me luck! I'll get some pictures posted soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Updates from the lives of the Simpson's

We have been enjoying the last year, and since I'm no good at blogging I decided to do one post from the past.

We went to Thanksgiving Point and enjoyed the Tulip Festival in April of 2009. There were 250,000 Tulips. It was beautiful. It poured as we walked through the gardens which is why we did not take to many pictures of eachother. We mainly got the pictures of the gardens, while we stayed safe under the umbrella.

After the garden we went to the Thanksgiving Point Dinosaur Museum to dry off. We had a great time and Paul enjoyed the sand table. (Notice the kids behind him! He is also bending way down because he was way to tall for the table.) I may have helped a little with his landscaping. It was fun.
I got to ride a Dinosaur.


Paul and I were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on September 27, 2008. It was a beautiful day and many people came and supported us and we made an amazing step in our lives.

Well I don't know how to put the pictures in order, but the one above is at "Provo Falls" a waterfall in the upper Provo River area in the Uintas. We love the outdoors and enjoyed a fun family reunion last summer. We went hiking and my Dad brought up his 4-wheelers.

Paul and I got married January 13, 2007. It has been a great 2 1/2 years. This is a pictures of my cute family. There are some who could not make it to the wedding.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Graduation - May 1, 2009

Well I thought I'd be better at blogging, but I'm not. I finally did it, I graduated! I thought I would post a picture of the coolest class ever! Graduation was a blast and our cohort got along great. I will miss all of them, but I will not miss the class and homework.