Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Did ya miss me??

Alas, I have taken a break from blogging for a while (on accident). I mean I always meant to blog but I'd get on and have nothing to say or important/cool/scary things would happen in my life, (e.g. getting in a motorcycle accident, getting MARRIED, my little brother leaving on a mission, getting wisdom teeth out etc...) [Side note: Who knows the difference between e.g. and i.e. anyone.... anyone... Ok I will just tell you! You use "e.g." when there are many examples and you are not going to list them all and you use "i.e." when you are listing ALL of the possible examples! ha I bet you didn't know you were going to learn that random fact from reading this post! and now back to my drawn out sentence so get ready to go back and find out what I was talking about... sorry]  and for some reason I was really busy all of a sudden. Crazy right??? Well let's just say life is great.

September 14, 2012 was the best day of my life. I got to marry my sweetie for time and all eternity. It was the perfect day. My hair worked perfect, the weather was perfect, the ceremony was perfect, our friends and families looked perfect, Sam look perfect, the food was perfect, the wedding video was perfect, etc. (you get the idea). I still look at pictures from that day and just smile. I loved it! I mean doesn't that make you smile?? ;) ----------------->
Well to so I don't bore anyone, just know I loved it and I know it will be the best decision I have ever made in my life! One thing I love about being married is that now I get SO excited when people I know get engaged. I will be honest. I was a little worried I would be jealous and wish it was my wedding day but honestly that is not how I feel. Sure, I LOVED my special day (if you can't tell) but I am just excited that the newly engaged couple gets to experience that soon. They get to have those same feelings and share it with the person they love and I am so excited for them!

Welp... my parents have officially sent the last of their children off on a mission. Johnny boy is gone for two whole years. It was hard for me to let him leave (kinda.. I mean I knew it was the right thing but he is still my little brother!!) but now that he is out there and I can write him and he lets me know he loves it I feel so happy. I also feel so blessed that I have a little brother who is worthy to serve and mission and is doing Heavenly Father's work. Missions are amazing and one day I will go on one with my Sammy but I couldn't go now because then I wouldn't have met Sam!!! Tragic... sigh... I did meet him though so NO WORRIES!

So I started student teaching this semester. You can ask my husband.. I was stressing about it! I was so nervous I wasn't going to be able to do it but so far it hasn't been that bad! I am teaching online at UTVA for the first half of the semester and I think it is a good thing because it is easing me in slowly! I love it though. It is so fun to interact with the students, teach them, email, and I love seeing them accomplish their work. I never knew I would get so much joy out of seeing that the students are turning in their assignments! This school is mainly for students who didn't do well in traditional school for some reason so they already struggle with school. I get to be the teacher who calls and talks with them, emails them regularly, and sets up a lot of classes for them to come get help at but I love it. It is a lot of fun and I love being called Mrs. Tyler. I am still learning and have A LOT more to learn but I am liking it and getting the hang of it. I know that I will never be able to leave my work at the school but that is ok because I like what I do! I can't wait to get into the traditional classroom.

Well... that is all I got for now! Get ready to see what an amazing blogger I can be because this is a new era and I am going to be a good blogger. Adios amigos!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hot Digity Dog!

Well ladies and gents (or probably just ladies cause my mom and sister at the only ones reading :)) I have been having such an amazing summer. Lets be honest, who woulda thunk this could happen in Casper, Wyoming?? I am very pleased. So I moved here about two months ago and I have been blessed beyond measure! First, I found the perfect older couple to live with. No joke! They are like my adopted grandparents and I love them so much. Second, I found two of the perfect jobs. I teach swimming lessons in the morning and get to sing songs about monkeys, frogs, and turtles all morning then I get to go to a steak house in the evening called FireRock. It is perfect. FireRock is so flexible with my hours and I also do have to work weekends so I get to spend them with Sammy Boy doing whatever it is we do!

 We have gone to Thermopolis...
Mt. Rushmore...

Lake Alcova... 

Jewel Cave...

and I am sure there are MANY more exciting places we will go. Annnwayyyyzzzz. All of those places are awesome but that is not why I am writing. Sam and I got engaged about three weeks ago. YUP ENGAGED! That means we are getting married! We are so excited. He is a HUGE blessing in my life and I never want to spend another day without him (or at least without talking to him because this summer we are kinda in different states). I love him so much and I am so excited to spend the rest of my life and forever with him. 

So we aren't EXACTLY sure on the wedding date but we are thinking October 18. We will just see. Now we gots to start planning a wedding... Wait... how in the world do I do that????

Hot Digity Dog!! I don't care that I have no idea how to plan a wedding, I will figure it out with help from many amazing people in my life. I am just SOOOOO excited to marry Sam!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It rhymes with... Hummer!

That's right everybody... IT'S SUMMER!!!! Well for me summer started on Monday at 11:30.. But for Sam summer starts in about four and a half hours!So I guess it isn't summer for evvvveerrryybodyyyy yet but I am too excited so I am going to post this a little early. :) I just am thrilled that for ONCE my summer started on Monday of finals week and not Friday (that is a first for me!)

This semester has been amazing. My schedule load was MUCH easier than all of my other semesters and let me tell you what, I enjoyed it thoroughly. I am glad that my major had all the hard Biology classes at the beginning. Shoot I picked the perfect major. Even though the semester was real easy and my major is amazing that isn't the thing that made it so great, the real reason it was so great is because I started dating an amazing guy named Sam. He is incredible and made this semester so much fun!
We have done so many fun things this semester like skiing, boating, snowmobiling, crafts, hikes, kites, food, talks in church, hot springs, and lots more! His semester load has been SUPER hard and really busy but he still makes so much time for me. Wowzers. So anywayzzzz, yeah, he is great. Now, the semester is over and we are trying to figure out our summer! Sam got a great internship for civil engineering in... Casper, WY. Yeah, in other words like 6 hours away from here. So I think I am gonna be moving to Casper for the summer and it is gonna be an adventure. I really am so excited. I am going to teach swim lessons and then hopefully get a job at a restaurant for the evenings. I also need to find a place to live... If anybody has any connections up there or knows of a place I could live would you please, no PRETTY PLEASE with a cherry on top, let me know. :) I was really worried about my summer and how it was all going to work out (e.g. living arrangements and jobs) but then I was talking to a friend of mine and she said that soon I was going to be tied down with a real job and so I should travel it up now and have adventures. So here it goes! Bring it on summer, I can't wait!

Monday, March 19, 2012


So for spring break this year I went MaUi!! Crazy right?? It was so much fun. The most fun part was the girls I was with! They were all so SO great. I feel like I have five new best friends :)
 They are all such good examples to me also! We all went to church in Maui even though we could have been doing loads of other things (no guarantees we could see the speakers because there may or may not have been a BILLION people there!!)
We also all went to a luau one of our last nights there. It may have been a TAD pricey but hey... it was fun right? My boyfriend has a really good saying, "Money comes and goes but memories last forever!" So true. I will have the memories of this trip for a lifetime and I am so happy I got to go and meet all of these awesome girls!            SPRING BREAK 2012: MAUI                                                                    
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Friday, February 10, 2012


Man I am having a gooooood day! :)
Ok, let me preface why I am so happy. So on January 14 I took my general content knowledge test to certify to become a Biology teacher. Let me tell you, I was streeesssing. I took a few practice tests before and I didn't do very well so I was real worried I was gonna fail. Well I studied hard after my practice tests and the day of the test finally arrived. I had just come to terms with the fact that I may fail. I just thought, yup... I might have to retake this test, and you know what, that's ok! So I went into the test. LONGEST TEST EVER. It was so long and and the people were strict and yeah it was bad news. To make matters worse the test was timed.... I am not good at taking timed test! I get so nervous that I am not going to finish and then it just makes everything worse. Well anyways, half the time was gone and I wasn't half done with my test. I started to speed up a little and right before they called time I finished the test. I was discouraged to say the least. I felt like there were a whole bunch of questions I didn't know the answers too and I just wasn't sure how I did.

Well this week I have started dreading Feb. 14 because that is the day I thought my Praxis scores would be released. I didn't want to look and see I didn't pass and then have V-day ruined! hahah BUT today in the mail I got a certificate that looked a little like this.
SO mine said Karen Schmidt and my test was Biology but you get the idea! so don't worry about it ;)

This basically means I am a genius. ha psych. It does mean, however, that I scored in the top 15% of everyone who has taken the test in previous years! :) I PASSED! I never have to take this dumb test again! YES YES YES. I am thrilled. I can be a science teacher now, and if my students say, "Teacher you do not know what you are talking about.." I will just whip this certificate out and say, "yes I do!" hahaha sorry to toot my own horn but I just am so excited.  Well all, it looks like 2012 is shaping up to be a GREAT year. Love the life you have and go find yourself a valentine before Tuesday :) that's gonna be a good day too. adios.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Holidays

Oh how I love Christmas break.. but then again don't we all?? Wanna know the best thing ever?..... Ok, you twisted my arm, I'll tell you! So when I graduate I will basically have the coolest job ever and I will get a Christmas break every year, YIPEE! For reals though, I can't wait to get out there and start teaching, yeah I am about to poop my pants at the same time 'cause I am so scared but I also am so excited and know it is the job for me. Anywayyyyzzzz... my break. Let me tell you, it was been lots of fun! I have been down to Bountiful a lot, skied twice on two feet of snow (awesome powder days right fellow Beav lovers, psych). I went shopping in SLC with my amazing friends, we went to the Gallivan Center and Temple Square and it was fun (even if I was the only one with out a guy there too keep me warm :) good things my friends still love me enough to keep me around! haha loser alert right here. I kid I kid.)
The crew. :)

I finally got on top of the Conference Center as well. It may or may not have been against the rules (if there is a sign that says "Don't proceed beyond this point, unless you are with a tour" and there are chains across the stairs it's probably against the rules, huh.. ) but we did it anyways and I loved it.

 My camera doesn't do it justice but it really was such a pretty view. Too bad we were breaking the rules and I was nervous, I woulda loved to have stayed longer!

Next I have been practicing up on the ukulele my little brother got me for Christmas, isn't he the best?? I am getting pretty good too. Here is the first song I learned I now have like 5 more under my belt. I love it.
 (Still not sure how I got the guts to put this up but here it is)

I also got to watch "Never Say Never" (you ALL know that this is the Justin Beiber documentary, just accept the fact that you love him too) and "The Witches" which are two of the best movies ever :). My siblings and I redid my parents living room for Christmas too and it was SO much fun. It looks so much better and I am pretty sure my parents love it. I loved doing it and being with my brothers and their wives (and my sister's family in spirit!!) so much. jeez I got blessed with such a good family! Sarah and I also got to go couch shopping for the room. We picked out an awesome couch and then surprised my papa by telling him he owed us a little bit of mula... hahahahahahaha we felt good about it.  

Then for New Years Meghan and I went down to SLC to be with some friends from down there and we had a great time! We went to a BEAUTIFUL cabin and then a dance party where we (Meghan, Kyle, and myself) made up a verrrryyy classy dance move. It was a fun way to celebrate the New Years. AND that night my friend Chris introduced me to one of the yummiest treats ever. You know nibs? The little licorice bites?? Well those come in normal licorice size now... (Not sure if that makes sense but they just made them long now) let me tell you they are delectable. It probably helps that licorice is already my favorite non-chocolate candy :)

 YUMMMMM.. for reals though..
One last thing that you all do not really need to know but I am going to tell you anyways, I found my new favorite song! It is called "You" by Chris Young and it is UH-mazing I am listening to it right now as I.. type?.. haha yup

 Peace and love. tata

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lost my mojo

So let's be honest, lately I have just been out of it and I cannot for the life of me figure out why! I just don't really feel like my self, have no desire to do anything, and mope around a lot. So I thought... "hmmm, maybe I'll blog about it!" So this is me, trying to regain my mojo. I think I am just real bad a separating everything in my life, once one thing goes wrong everything else seems terrible too. Let me think back to what my life has been like the past few months, well there is always school of course. However, I don't feel that stressed... I am doing just swell in all of my class. Ok next item, I got sick with... well let's just say a virus. It is a common virus and apparently A LOT of people at USU have it.. according to the doctor. Maybe that is why I have been so. blah. lately. But things were weird before then.. Alright, dating life. This one can be stressful. Stressful may not be the right word, more like frustrating. I like guys but they never seem to ask me out and the ones I only wanna be friends with want to take me out every day. Papa's great advice was, "think of dating in terms of probability, there is a ton more guys out there that you won't like than ones that you will. So it is just more likely that guys you do not like will ask you out!" Eureka! Thanks dad. haha  Perhaps that's why I have isolated myself and filled my schedule with homework, real work, and family time instead of parties, basketball games, and friend nights. Or perhaps none of those things matter. I just want to feel like I am accomplishing something ya know? Like I am doing things that REALLY matter in my life! Serving others, reading the scriptures, going to church, sharing the gospel... and loads more. This Christmas season that is what I am going to try to focus on. Do it with me! Ah... feeling better :) gotta love life!