Friday, May 29, 2009

Our Sunbeams

Unfortunately both Patrick and I were just released from teaching sunbeams. We are both really bummed! We love our sunbeams. They are so cute and fun and although they often test our patience, we just couldn't get enough of them.

I will never forget my favorite lesson with the cute kids. It was our Easter lesson. They have so much faith and they love their Savior! They are such a good example to me. As we talked about the crucifixion they all wondered how anyone could ever want to hurt Jesus. They were so sweet and innocent and they couldn't believe anyone could hurt their beloved friend. Then, as we talked about the second coming and the Savior coming again, one of our little girls got a little teary and said, "But I want to see Jesus right now." You could feel the love she had for Christ as she said it. I love them all and I am going to miss them very much! Thanks for being such a good example sunbeams.

Monday, May 18, 2009

My New Project...

So, a week or so ago I had this dream. It wasn't really a nightmare, but for some reason it has been haunting me and I just want to do everything I can to make sure it doesn't come true. It's so silly.

In my dream, I worked everyday in my yard. I worked as hard as I could, but for some reason I couldn't ever get any flowers to grow and my yard was horribly ugly. I was super upset and so I called my mom (in my dream) and she told me, "Sorry Alisha, some people just can't grow flowers." Such a silly dream, I know, but for some reason it keeps bugging me.

My mom gave me a pot of 3 flowers and for the past week I have been working hard to keep them alive and beautiful so my dream doesn't become a reality. Here is a picture of my flowers. I think I am doing well so far. They seem to be healthy and happy. Keep growing little guys!

Happy 9 Months!

My sweet Patrick brought these home to me on our 9 month anniversary. Thanks baby! They are beautiful and Patrick was so proud because he arranged the flowers himself. He and I also love the fuji spider in the middle. It's an awesome flower. Way to go! They look great.

I am so lucky to have such a kind husband. He loves and cares for people (especially me!) more than anyone I know and I am grateful for him. Happy nine months Patrick!

Fun Filled Weekend

This past weekend was event filled for Pat and I. Patrick was able to get off work early on Friday so we decided to go to a Bees game in Salt Lake. It was super fun. Unfortunately the Bees lost, but we still had fun anyway. Patrick caught a shirt at the game (which he was oh so proud of) and the weather was perfect. Here are some pics from the game.

On Saturday, Patrick and I went swimming (thanks Patrick!) which was fun for me. I got to try out the new goggles I got for Mother's Day. I know I'm not a mom, but Pat was nice enough to get me new goggles anyway. On Saturday night we had a bunch of our old roomies over for dinner and games. Patrick wanted to make chicken like they have at Cafe Rio. I was oh so nervous because I'd never made it before and I hate cooking food for the first time when other people are going to be eating it as well, but it turned out pretty well. We had fun with everyone and were glad our good old friends would come hang out with the lame married people.

On Sunday we went up to Draper to celebrate Patrick's grandma's 95th birthday. I should've taken the camera so we could've gotten a picture with the birthday girl, but I didn't think about it. Grandma Williams is so fun and doing very well for a 95 year old. Happy Birthday Grandma!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Our Summer

For the summer Patrick and I are both taking a break from school and just working.

Patrick is working at Freshmen Academy full-time for the summer. He loves Freshmen Academy, but he misses having students in the summer. Hopefully they will keep him busy. He works in the office from 8-5. I don't think 8-5 in an office is Patrick's ideal job, but he is staying sane thus far.

I am working a few part-time jobs. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find an accounting internship, but that's okay. I at least found work. An internship would have helped immensely when I look for a job in 2 short semesters, but hopefully I will be able to find something that fits when the time comes. This summer I am working at the pool (the eternal fall back job), as a secretary for Bro. Dorius for spring term, and also as a research assistant with my previous financial teacher, Professor Christensen. I am excited, but nervous, for my new job with Professor Christensen.

We are so lucky to both have jobs. I am grateful for the work we have!