Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hey, I'm still alive in case you were wondering

So, yeah. I'm a failure at blogging. It's ok. I've accepted this. In fact, probably nobody is even going to read this because they forgot I exist since I haven't blogged in, like, forever. Well, just to set the record straight, I do still exist.

"So what has been going on in the last few months?" you ask. Or I'll ask myself since nobody will be reading this. The short answer is "a lot," but I was never good at short answers so...

Well, I've been working a lot unfortunately. Remember, I teach a class on Scientific Research at AMES high school. Honestly I love it. I help high school students with their science fair projects. So around the school science fair date I started doubling my hours and every week it got worse and worse. I worked more than 40 hours one week, which I guess is no big deal except I'm really supposed to be a full-time mom who teaches as a hobby. Poor Parker lost his mom. Sad. I probably won't work there next year even though I love teaching. Sad again. (side note: We had 17 projects entered into the regional fair. All except 2 placed in their category. One of the projects "The effect of localization on the stability of DNA duplexes..." is going to the international science fair! It was way over my head.)
This is a small section of the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair at the Rice Eccles Stadium.
I wanted to post a picture of some of my students, but then I thought that would be a little creepy. "Hey, did
you hear? Mrs. Budd posted a picture of me on her blog. Sick."

Next big news: We're building a house!!! We sold our condo in West Valley and are building a house on the other side of West Valley. I know what you are thinking. West Valley? But honestly I have always felt safe there and I love being surrounding by such great diversity. I felt like Matt and I were service missionaries in our last ward. Now our new location isn't so inner-city. We are on a quarter-acre lot in a cul-de-sac in the middle of a nice brand new neighborhood just a couple of houses down from a large park which is connected to miles of a paved park trail system. I'm really excited. It should be done mid-june or so (who knows with this crappy weather).

Parker has grown up. He is no longer a baby. Now he thinks he is such a big boy.

He loves basketball. "Loves" is too weak of a word. He is OBSESSED with basketball. Yeah, he is only 18 months, but he loves shooting basketballs, watching basketball, and just walking next to basketball hoops. It is little weird, but extremely cute. Vids to come.


Erica said...

Oh my gosh I can't believe how much Parker is looking like Matt. Is his hair going lighter? We really need to get together. I'll be sending you an invite to my baby shower which should be May 22. Congrats on the new house!

The Andersons (Chad + Kina = Charlotte) said...

Hey there! So I hear that my father-in-law has been pestering you and Matt at church. Sorry about that. You can just tell him to go away - I always do! =)

Congratulations on your house. That's way exciting. We went from a condo to a house last July, and we love it. I'm not going to lie though, it's a lot of work - especially if you have to put in a yard! Our weekends used to be all fun and play, and now they are spent putting in sprinkers, laying sod, and pouring cement!!!

Well, it's always good to know you're still alive. We're going to come see Dave when he conducts for the first time, so maybe we'll see you there!!!

Kateka said...

Holy cow, your boy has gotten so big!! I've actually been wondering where you've been in the blogging world. I am happy you are back.

YAY FOR THE HOUSE!!! Congratulations. Yes, it's such a huge stressor and relief all in one.

Sheralee said...

Yay you posted!!! I still check so don't worry you have a reader! Loved the pictures and the update!

Niki said...

I can't wait to see your new house. It sounds like such an awesome location, and nice big lot. You guys totally scored!

graham and heather said...

I've been a blog slacker too, probably more than you! So exciting about your house and I love the picture of Parker being measured. Looks like things are good!