Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Fourth of July.  Cody was in a wheelchair.

Jane enjoying Independence Day

Karma, Paul and her sister's family watched the parade with us and hung out afterwards.

Spring 2011 Foundations English 3:15-4:15

Spring 2011 English class 12:15-1:45

They were playing Frisbee, so I got their pictures after the group shot.

Tiara came to visit!! I miss her already. Her husband Ken and her two boys were so much fun.

My little pioneer baby. July 24th parade.

Watching the parade in St. Anthony with friends.

Yes, that is a camel in the parade.

This parade was awesome. The floats were amazing too.

I got to spend a weekend with my girlfriends from BYU-I and Las Vegas. Beautiful Julie and Lindsay.

Jackie and me

Good morning Baby girl.
Spring Semester ended and I am three weeks into Summer session. Each time I teach the class, I figure a few things out. My exciting news is that I have bought a new camera. I decided on a Nikon D3000. I am signed up to take a photography and photography editing community class. Photography is something that I have been wanting to learn more about for some time. I am most interested in photographing people. I took Jane to the flower gardens on the BYU-Idaho campus for a little photo shoot with my new camera.(Pictures to come)

Cody is back to work full-time. His walking boot comes off tomorrow. I miss having him at home to help me, but I am glad his foot is healing well. He is putting hay up on the university farm. I was grateful it rained so that he was able to come with me to Utah to watch Jane while I spent some time in Park City with my girlfriends. I had such a fun time talking, shopping,and eating with my friends. Cody spent time with family in Utah while I was away.

We have had visitors this summer. We had my best friend Tiara come visit with her adorable little family. They were not here long, but we made the most of the visit. I am so grateful they made the trip, even though it was very long. We also had Cody's twin sister come visit. Connie, Adam, Shaylin and Alice were so fun to have here. We played at parks, ate, played games, and visited. It made us wish they lived closer. Again, we are thankful people were willing to come see us.

We have been riding bikes a lot lately. I was able to buy a bike from a friend and neighbor and Cody found a steal at the DI. We take Jane along in a carrier. I think she likes the bike rides as much as we do. It feels good to have something we like to do together and to exercise.

Jane is teething and feeling the effects of it right now. She has an awful runny nose and cough. I hope the teeth break through soon so she can feel better. Her hair is getting really long, and it is still curly. She rolling around everywhere, likes reading books with me and  playing in her exersaucer. She is eating rice cereal now too. I love watching her grow!

A Letter of Complaint

Dear Rexburg Police Parking Division,

I spend an hour and a half on campus a day during the Summer session. Since I was in a hurry to get to my class that I teach, I parked on the other side of a university parking area. There were about three other cars parked there as well. After my short time teaching I was met with a parking ticket.

Let me ask this...what is the point of parking tickets (outside of the point that it is money for the city)? People that take parking spots away from legitimate permit holders should be ticketed because they are taking away their right to a parking spot in a particular area. Since there was hardly anyone on or near campus today, I do not see the point in ticketing people who simply need to park and get to where they are going. There was plenty of space for anyone that was interested in being on or near campus. I was not taking a spot away from someone that had a parking permit.

Also, after my attempt at contesting my "valid" ticket, I thought about the parking system that is in place. It would take a few tickets to convince someone to take the time to try and memorize the numerous parking zones near and on campus.

Since the Rexburg police have little else to do than defend the city from parking violators that are not violating anyone's rights, I will pay my fifteen dollar fine and bite my lip.

Maybe you could use my money to fix the potholes that line the streets that I have to drive on everyday, post the parking zones more clearly or maybe to pay the officers that spend their time making sure no one forgets that they are in the U parking zone on a weekday.

Have a nice day!

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