Saturday, November 5, 2011

Give Thanks

November is the month to be thankful.
Not that we shouldn't be grateful all the time but I think it is more on our minds
during the month of November.

This semester, Nate and I have been blessed with some great opportunities that are occurring now and in the future.
We are Grateful for these opportunities that have come to us.
We are very blessed.

Blessing #1.
In September, Nate tried out for the Mock Trial team.
It was more work than he thought it would be and he often wondered why he did it?
In the end, it was worth it and he made the team!
He actually made the Boise team, which means we will be heading to Boise for Nate's 3rd year of Law School.
Being on the team will give Nate the opportunity to put what he is learning into action before he actually graduates and applies for jobs.
It is like hands on experience.
We are excited to move but I think it will be hard to leave Moscow.
As I live in Moscow longer, and the more friends I meet, the more I like it and it will be sad to leave a place that we consider home.
However, being in Boise will allow us to be closer to family (we might actually have visitors!), be in a bigger city with more things to do, have better shopping, and more restaurants to choose from.

Blessing #2.
A couple of weeks ago, Boise City Attorney's offered Nate and internship for this upcoming summer.
We could not be more grateful for this opportunity.
Finding out so early about an internship has allowed us to relax.
No more worrying about if Nate will get an internship or not.
Nate is really excited and thinks it will be a great learning experience.

Blessing #3.
As you may or may not know, I am a substitute teacher in Moscow and Lewiston.
It has been a good job for me because I choose if I want to work or not (Nate might not like this but believe I still need some of my own time).
When I first started I thought I would only work in Lewiston when my mentor
teacher needed a sub and try and get the majority of my jobs here in Moscow.
Well that plan has not worked out so well.
I have only subbed in Moscow 4 times and 3 of those times have been PE and all but one have been half day.
Lewiston, on the other hand, contacts me weekly to sub.
So, I do a lot of driving, which doesn't help with the pay.
I do, however, get to see the sun rising over the hills, which is amazing and beautiful!
But a great blessing has come from working.

The blessing that has come out of working is this:
When I need more days to work,
I pray and ask that I will have opportunities to work.
Without fail, the next day I am called.
When I get those calls in the morning, I often want to say no because I want to sleep but how can I say no when my prayer was answered.
It has strengthened my testimony of prayer and that my Heavenly Father hears and answers my personal prayers.
It has been a miracle in my life.

Blessing #4.
This week I was given a long-term substitute position in Lewiston.
I will be subbing for my mentor teacher so I will be teaching 2 of the same classes
I taught last year as well as 2 new classes.
I start on the 14th of November and I will teach till Christmas break.
It will be a lot of work because I will be doing lesson planning but I am grateful for this chance I have to work, to get more experience and to keep me busy.
It will also be nice to have a little more money coming into the bank account.

This month.
And every month after.
Live in Thanksgiving Daily.
Even for the small things.
That make my life beautiful.

Friday, November 4, 2011


Have you ever been in a flash mob?

I have.

On Halloween night.

We danced to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

In front of a hundred people.

I cannot believe I did it.

But I did.

Here is proof.

Did you see Cat Woman?

Photo from the Halloween party we went to the week before Halloween.
The one where we won best costume!

Moscow friends!