Friday, October 30, 2009

Monster Mash

This is awesome and hilarious. . . starring Jared, Stacie, Whit, Weave and baby Drake!

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This is video is what happens my cute husband gets bored. . . lol

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fridays. . .

When I was in middle/high school I lived for Fridays. There was always something to look forward to on Friday night, whether it was a game, a party, or just hangin out with a few friends, there was always somethin fun going on. School always seemed to drag on those days, but luckily our school was amazing and we were let out at 12:40 pm on Fridays which we all loved.

Now that I'm back in a middle school (in a completely different role obviously) I wish that our school let us out at 12:40 on Fridays. Not only would it be great for the kids, it would be great for the teachers too. . . This past Friday was a crazy one in my 6th period class. 6th period is my "tough" class to begin with, but Friday turned the kids into little crazies! I seriously couldn't get them to settle down the whole class period and there are only 16 kids in the whole entire class! Haha there were a couple of funny moments though. . .

At one point I asked the kids a question, don't remember what it was, but as I was asking the question I folded my arms and kinda leaned against an empty desk. One girl stands up and imitates my posture and says

"Mrs. Gibbons, why do you fold your arms like this? It makes you look like a Gansta"

Haha, I dunno why I thought it was so funny, but at the time it was just hilarious!

A few minutes later they were starting to get a little out of control and so I had to quiet them down, and I said something like, "I can definitely tell it's a Friday." and this kid says something like, "I know Mrs. Gibbons, how can you expect an entire class of attention disabled kids to function normally on a Friday?" haha, I shouldn't have thought this was funny but it really cracked me up, they just say the most random and funny things sometimes, I don't even understand!

Anyway, those are my funny moments from this past week, gotta love ninth graders. Jared and I have been staying pretty busy though. Jared's classes are starting to get very busy and he has been working on projects non-stop for the past two weeks or so. I feel bad that he has so much to do in his classes, but then I recall how busy I was during my semester of classes and I don't feel as bad for him, at least he's taking fun classes, try taking multiple upper level mathematics theory class (aka, a proofs class of doom!) in one semester. . . it's not fun! We didn't do a whole lot this weekend. We watched some of the BYU game, but I am ashamed to call myself a fan of that football team, they straight up pathetic I tell you! Who gets beat like that at home?? They drive me crazy!

Ha, we got a little reprimanded at church today by our bishop. For the past couple of weeks we have been a late to church (our ward starts at 8:30 am, so its really not that hard to be late!) which is mostly my fault because it takes me way longer to get ready than Jared, but we stayed up till midnight last night so you can't really blame me can you?? Anyway, we got to church and luckily there were several other couples there who were late as well so we didn't have to walk in late alone. Sacrament meeting was good, but towards the end, our bishop got up and told us all that we needed to make a better effort to be on time to our meetings on time and all that.

Anyway that's about it, we're just havin fun here in P-town

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Break

For the first time since being at BYU, I actually had a Fall Break!! Thank goodness for student teaching, and for having my schedule on line with the public schools! I got to spend the long weekend down in STG with my family. It was great because my grandma was in town from Ohio and I hadn't seen her since my wedding back in May. We spent most of the time just hanging out at home, making good food, and playing with my sister's baby. He's such a cute kid, except he smells like spit up all the time! His favorite thing to do is puke everywhere!

The little chow hound

Haha, I love his little pot belly
and the fact that even though a huge box of toys,
he'd rather play with books

Friday, October 9, 2009


Well here they are. . .

This is my "nerd" day get up!

This is "Hero" Day. . . haha
I went as a Guitar Hero of course!

And this was "Clash" Day
My kids got a kick out of
my shorts!

Jared's run in with the tree left him with
a bloody head. . . ouch!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Ha, the last couple of weeks I've been thinking alot about high school and all the fun times I had with my friends (most of the memories involve my basketball girls!). I think this is due to the fact that I am around middle/high school kids all the time now. Anyway, I'd been thinking about all of these friends I have, who all happen to be married and having babies, and wishing I knew what was happening in their lives. . . Thank goodness for blogging! I didn't used to blog all that much, but I dunno, ever since we got married I've gotten way more into it, and tonight I happened to blog stalk into like 8 of my closest friends from high school! I know Jared thinks I'm crazy for staying up late to catch up with everybody's lives, but I was just so stoked about it!

Just a quick update. . . this week was spirit week at our school and I've dressed up for "nerd" day so far and tomorrow I plan on participating in "hero" day. . . I've got a good one for that! The kids have all been fun about it though, they crack me up so much! Jared had a bad run in with a tree yesterday that left him with a gash on his head. Don't worry there will be pictures coming soon of all the events of this past week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tidbits About Us

I saw this question survey thing on one of my friends blog and decided it would be fun to fill it out!

1. What are your middle names? Wade and Joyce

2. How long have you been together? Well we started dating about a year ago and we've been married for 4 months now

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating? Um. . . I think it was like a week and a half. Although we technically didn't go on our first date until a week or so later (Jared put his arm around me one night and he considers that the night we started dating)

4. Who asked who out? After we had started dating, Jared admitted that he wanted to ask me out right after we had met for the first time, but he chickened out and he waited until after we cuddled to ask me out officially! (I rail him about this regularly!)

5. Who made the first move? I would say it was somewhat mutual, Jared would say he made the first move

6. Did you go to the same school? Yep, we have the same boring BYU story as everybody else!

7. Are you from the same home town? Nope, Jared is from Yakima Washington and I'm from STG

8. Who is the smartest? We are smart in completely different ways. . . I'm good at math and Jared is good at design. . . I'm probably more book smart, but Jared is more street smart. . . I know how to cook, Jared knows how to make me happy (meaning he is really good at cleaning! ha)

9. Who majored in what? I'm finishing up my Bachelor's in Math Education and Jared just got into the Graphic Design program (Way to go babe!)

10. Who is the most sensitive? I am just a girl, so that automatically makes me more sensitive, but Jared is very sensitive about my feelings and for how he treats me

11. Where do you eat out most as a couple? We actually don't eat out that much, but we both like Tucanos

12. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? We went on a Caribbean cruise this summer which was amazing!

13. Who has the worst temper? I dunno, we both get bugged at things, but we can't stay bugged at each other for more then 5 minutes

14. How many children do you want? Jared wants 10 but we're only going to have 2 (haha just kidding babe, maybe we can have 4, how's that?)

15. Who does the cooking? I really like to cook so I do it most of the time. Jared makes breakfast more often though

16. Who is more social? Me

17. Who is the neat-freak? Jared

18. Who is the most stubborn? We are both really stubborn when we want to be

19. Who wakes up earlier? Ugh, I do!

20. Where was your first date? Ha, neither of us even remember! That is sad

21. Who has the bigger family? Jared does, he's got 2 brothers and 2 sisters. . . I've only got 2 brothers and 1 sister

22. Do you get flowers often? I'm not the kind of girl that needs or even wants flowers, they just die! But he's gotten me flowers a few times and he's really cute about it :)

23. How do you spend the holidays? We haven't been married long enough to know yet. . . When we were dating we did Thanksgiving in STG, and I went up to Yakima for part of the Christmas break

24. Who is more jealous? We've never given each other a reason to be jealous

25. How long did it take to get serious? Not super long, it was kind of a crazy situation when we were dating because I had a mission call and was planning on doing that before I met him. . . But I'd say it was a couple of months maybe

26. Who eats more? Jared eats like a horse!

27. What do you do for a living? I am student teaching this semester so I'm not working alot, but I do private tutoring and work for one of my professors a little bit each week. Jared does graphic design for one of the departments on campus.

28. Who does/did the laundry? We trade off

29. Who’s better with the computer? We are both pretty savvy, but I'll give this one to Jared

30. Who drives when you are together? Jared does, but he drives like a grandpa!!!

31. What is "your" song? "Everything" by Lifehouse

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Field Trip

Well today I had my first taste of school activities from the perspective of a teacher. Today there was a little field trip for all those kids who have good citizenship. . . it was going to be epic, an amazing visit to the IMAX Theater at Thanksgiving Point where the kids got to watch a dinosaur movie! Turns out the movie wasn't all that cool, but the rest of the trip was pretty funny. I volunteered to go as a chaperone (or whatever you want to call it) so that other "real" teachers could stay with their classes since today was only for the 9th graders who were eligible to go. Anyway, I was in charge of Bus 5. . . which happened to be deemed the party bus, and let me tell ya, we were rockin the whole time! Bahaha, just imagine me, another student teacher, forty five crazy 9th grade kiddos and one very cool bus driver! So we get on the freeway to head up to Thanksigivng Point and Bob the bus driver pops a CD in and out blasts "Eye of the Tiger" I honestly didn't know if the kids would hear it over their chatter, but not 10 seconds later, all 45 of them start belting out the lyrics at the top of their lungs!! LOL it was seriously so funny, me and my friend (the other student teacher) were laughing so hard, it was great! The next song was "We are the Champions" and we were treated to some very dramatic karaoke routines by the girls on the bus. Oh man, totally made my whole day, I couldn't stop laughing, they were so funny.

On the way home Brittney Spears came on and I was very surprised at how many boys were hitting the notes "I must confess, I still believe, still believe!" Haha, overall in my opinion the movie was worthless, but being on the Party Bus made the whole trip!