Monday, July 16, 2012

Spring Break 2012, Washington D.C. and New York!

I'm so far behind in this blog that I've wondered if it's even worth getting caught up with everything that has gone on in the past well more than six months! I am loving my summer off and not having to live by any kind of schedule, on the other hand I am in a way ready for school to start. I'm ready for a fresh start with not so much on my plate. I have just finished my last paper for my Master's degree and as long as I get a B on it I it I will be completely done! I'm excited to have more time to focus on my class and to be able to put in the time I feel like I need to to be a good teacher. Last year was by far my hardest year yet and I'm not looking for a repeat. I had a lot of cute kids that I adored, but it was very challenging. I was able to teach my cute nephew, Cooper, and that was the best! I love the bond we were able to create and that I got to spend so much time with him. Jayden went to the school I teach at to and I loved seeing him and having him there every day too :)

This year has brought so many challenges and trials in my life. I'm so grateful for the gospel and knowing that even though things are hard and we have to have trials that it will all work out in the end. I know that I have been blessed in so many ways and that I just should be grateful for everything that I have. I've been blessed with a wonderful family and so many wonderful friends.

 In March I went on a trip back East with Becca and the boys. We went to more states that week than I've been to in my entire life! We stayed in Virginia with her sister, went to New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia Beach and San Francisco! There may have been some other states we passed through, but I don't remember them right now. It was a great trip and I'm grateful for the opportunity that I got to go! I ♥ traveling with Becca and the boys we always have so much fun!

The subway station in New York City! Riding the subway was a new experience for me.

 Times Square in New York City
 Bec and I in Times Square!
 Jayden and I on the Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty
 The Statue of Liberty! Such a neat experience to be there!
 Love my Nephews!

 Virginia Beach!
 I love the ocean!
 This was the view from our hotel in Virginia Beach
 Jayden and I at the beach
 In front of the White House
 Arlington National Cemetery. This is one of my favorite places we went. So much history there.
 The Tomb of the Unknown Solider. We watched the changed of the guards. We was so amazing to be there!
 John F. Kennedy and his wife's headstones
 On the way home our flight got delayed and we ended up spending a night in San Francisco that we didn't anticipate,while we were there we visited Alcatraz. At that time I was reading a book to my class about Alcatraz, so Cooper and I loved it!
 Times Square
 Roxy store in Times Square!
 Right next to the Statue of Liberty!
 Central Park in New York!
 The Temple in New York City
 All of us in one picture!
 Virginia Beach
 The Lincoln Memorial
 It rained all day in San Francisco, but we still had fun
 Lincoln Memorial
 The Golden Gate Bridge, the weather wasn't too great
 The zoo in D.C.
 Spending an extra day in San Francisco was great, but I am so sad I missed the birth of this little girl who decided to come two weeks early! Madison was born on March 16th. I was supposed to be home on the 15th. I adore this little girl!