Monday, September 21, 2009

Singing the Pre-K Blues

Millie is now in her fourth week of preschool. She is doing pretty well, but we've had our ups and downs:
The mothers each take turns teaching for a week (3 days actually for 2 hours per day) so class is taught in a different house each week. On the second day of the second week Millie started crying and didn't want to go anymore. From what I could gather, the father in that home, works from home and made an appearance from time-to-time and that was NOT OK with Millie. (Don't get me wrong, they are a great family, Millie's just very particular about things."
She made it through that week but when it came time to switch houses again, she was not excited and the night before class I could hear her singing in bed: "I don't want to go to preschool. I want to be 3 years old. I wish I never had a birthday." It broke my heart! Luckily, the next house was a much better experience for her. I just hope she's over it in five weeks when it's time to go back to house No. 2.
I am the last teacher on the rotation so I have yet to teach, and I must say I am a little nervous about teaching six 4-year-olds!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Our Tomatoes Have Cancer

Our tomato plants have produced a number of odd-looking fruit but this one has got to be the strangest!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Read Now - Time Sensitive Post!

Summer is quickly coming to an end and my stint as an actress will soon be through. And in case some of you didn't know: I play Juliet's nurse in the American West Heritage Center's Wild West Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - A Musical Comedy. And if any of you have any desire to see it, you better act fast!
Tonight is "friends and family, pay-what-you-can night." And tomorrow night is the last night open to the public. (We have one more private performance next weekend.) So if you want to see the show for cheap, show up tonight (Thursday, Sept. 3) with $5 or so and enjoy. (Show starts at 7 p.m.) Or if you want to pay the big bucks and get the chuck-wagon dinner tomorrow night, call the Heritage Center for reservations (435) 245-6050.
4025 S. Hwy 89, Wellsville. Hope to see y'all there!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


It took six years for my German sister Melanie to make it back to the United States for a visit, but it was well worth the wait! It was so good to see her and we had so much fun together! So I guess not much has changed since she came to live with my family for 10 months back in 2002 as a foreign exchange student.
I have a ton of pictures from her stay and had a hard time deciding which to post. So here are just a few of the highlights:
Pickup trucks are not common in Europe so Melanie was dieing to take Mark's for a test drive. I hopes it lived up to her expectations.
We went to Manti to visit my family and enjoyed an afternoon at the swimming pool.
Then my family came to Logan to hang out and watch me in the play, and visit Minnetonka Cave (near Bear Lake).
The night before Melanie's return flight, we ate at Café Sabor. It was so sad knowing she would be leaving in the morning.
After Mark and I dropped her off at the airport, we went to breakfast and then to a store where Mark had to pick up a bathtub for work. By that time it was time for Melanie's departure. I watch several planes take off and most likely saw her plane (although I'll never know). I hope it won't take another 6 years before I see her again. Maybe it's time for me to make another trip to Europe!