Sunday, April 27, 2008

One Crazy Week

This last week I finished my short choreography job at Desert Vista High School. It was a BLAST!!!!! I loved getting to work with the kids and teacher I student taught with, and it was just so much fun being back in a classroom. The kids performed great on Thursday night and I had to miss Friday's performance, but I heard they rocked. I really loved working with Mr. De Valk. We get along great and have really similar ideas of what a choir program should be. We really compliment each other's strengths and I can't wait to work with him again! He's already asked me to come back in September and choreograph the show again! I can't wait!
Here's Mr. D with Carma!
The best part about the job is that he's happy to have me bring Carma to work with me. It's the perfect gig for me right now!
The boys in the Men's Choir love Carma to death and always took such great care of her.
This is Nick. He's a little odd but so freakin' hilarious.

Tony lovin' him some baby Carma.

Michael Showing off his skills.

And the whole Men's Choir gang. It may be dorky of me, but I really fell in love with these boys and I'm going to miss them a bunch.
Like I said before I missed Friday night's performance because we celebrated my
Mom's 50th Birthday!!!!!!!
We surprised he and took her to a private pole dancing class. It was a crazy hard work out and so much fun. We all want to sign up for the weekly class and get our stripper moves perfected!

Devan Rocking the Pole!

Me doing a sweet spin... it would be sexier if I wasn't so fat, but I'm working on that...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm busy this week... and next

I'm working this week and next at a high school teaching the choirs choreography for their "Pops" concert so I'm really busy. BUT, here are some pictures of my cute baby and two of her cousins... Cruz LOVED to give her kisses the whole time we were in California last weekend. He's turning out to be such a nice big cousin!
Carma & Sloan
They may not know it yet, but these girls will be best buddies!
(Plus Kelli's baby when she comes in July)
Just super cute!

Mom and Carma

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Green Thumb

No matter what my husband or sisters for that matter, might tell you depending on the day... No, I am not turning into the Wicked Witch of the West. I'm not turning green. BUT, Dusty and I did start a garden in our backyard and my thumbs are now officially 'green'. We've planted a lot of vegetables and some fruits according to the Square Foot Gardening method. Our backyard still needs a lot of work and we're slowly going to get it done.
However, here's our yard before the garden...

Dusty built the whole thing. In all of his OCD fashion he spent much time planning it out and measuring, over and over and over again. Here's the finished product! We poured cement, laid all the bricks oursleves and then shoveled 3 truck-loads of dirt into the backyard and 1 super truck-load of mulch/manure. I will toot my own horn and say that I did 75% of the shoveling myself without Dusty. He just had to work the days we could get dirt from a home builder down the road.

It's working! We planted Tomatos, Cucumbers, Jalepenos, Bell Peppers, Corn, Carrots, Onions, Basil, Cilantro, Yellow Squash, Zuccini Squash, Cantelope, Watermelon, and Pumpkin!
Here's our little pumpkin plant starting to sprout!


Tomatos, bell peppers, cucumbers, and jalepenos-
all started from plants grown at Home Depot.


Stay tuned for more pictures once the crop starts to come in!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Random Events in the Copa

I haven't posted in a while (Doi Doi you can figure that out for yourself! Just look at the dates!) But I'm having a hard time deciding what to even post about. Either way, here are some random pictures of my most recent days...
Dusty sold his truck last week! Being a one car family is not fun so hopefully he'll find his replacment car soon. He wants to find a 4 door deisel truck that we can convert into a truck that runs one VEGETABLE OIL!!!! It is such a crazy thing that you can actually do that and it works! We went down to Tucson to visit a friend who's ben running his truck and Excursion on veggie oil for over two years and loves it. He showed us the ropes and what we need to do. It is a messy project but Dusty has promised to keep it as clean as possible. So, once we find a truck and convert it we will just get used veggie oil from restaurants and bring it home and filter it ourselves. Then we'll put it into our truck and that will be our family car we use to drive to our parents houses or to my sisters houses. We won't have to spend a dime on oil. It's cool!
Good bye Red Chevy, we'll miss you.
This is Carma one day after Dusty did a terrible job dressing her. Her onsie is skin tight and her jeans don't even remotely fit. and then he wanted her to use her alien paci. from the space party. For a man so concerned with matching I'm not sure what he was thinking.
Carma's not sure either!
This is Carma's first tast of pineapple. We let her lick a piece and she's not a fan!

And finally, my lil sweet pea in the bath. She absolutely loves them! She and I could sit in the bath for hours and she'd be laughing and smiling the whole time. She's smiling so much this last week and it's making life so much more fun. Who knew I could make someone so dang cute! (Phew!)