Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cross Country you know how I played soccer in high school? Well, it required A LOT of running. So when I started teaching jr. high, I kept thinking: "I want to coach track and field and cross country because I am a total runner." I run for fun, right? 

Wrong. This head coach I am coaching with is a bit of a weirdy and he is pretty intense. Let's just say I am dying under his current regiment. But, he is an amazing coach--our team is in first place in the district for the third year in a row. Today we had a track meet, and our girls swept the meet--getting a perfect score (15 points--don't ask me how that is perfect), and our boys won getting 28 points. So... despite the fact that I am spending a lot of time wondering what I am doing, it must be paying off!! MY TEAM WINS!!! :)


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chase got his call....

Hey Y'all,

Chase (Wes's Brother) is going to Indiana this November! We are all so excited that he is going on his mission so soon--because his friends have had to wait for six months or so to go. Crazy long! For now, we are loving the time we get to spend with him. Wes is especially lucky because he and Chase work together all day long, and I know they have had some pretty cool talks about the mission.

We love you Chase! 

Monday, September 15, 2008


Hey all! Nothing too new is going on these days. Wes is working hard getting the hay in before the cold weather comes our way (it might be sooner, rather than later),and he is already planning his snowmobile trips for the winter. I am busy at school as always, and I am currently learning how to design and update websites (my school's), using Dreamweaver. This technology thing is a pain sometimes! But it is really fun.

We are anxiously waiting Chase's mission call (Wes's brother), and hoping that it comes soon because he has been waiting for nearly four weeks now. Other than that, we are just chugging along--we love you all!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Counting My Many Blessings

This last weekend we went up to Wyoming with the rest of Wes's family to work the calves before the winter gets too cold. I haven't been feeling too well lately (bronchitis), and so the Crandalls were stuck taking care of me as we "relaxed" at the house in Wyoming. As I became more and more sick, Wes was by my side every second babying me. I mean it--he even washed some of my throw-up off of the truck (sorry again, about the truck.). :) I was reminded of what a beautiful blessing it is to have a husband who is so self-less and loving. He is always there to take care of me--and he often puts his own needs aside to help me. I am so grateful for Wes and the good man that he is. He and his dad and his brother were able to give me a blessing as well, and I was touched by the power in the priesthood when we are living as we should be. Wes is such a good, righteous, and amazing man and I am so blessed to have him in my life (and FOREVER!!).

I am also deeply blessed to be in a classroom everyday with 8th grade crazies! :) I know that they keep me honest and help me re-evaluate what really is important as they scream and laugh their way through class. I am really blessed to be able to be with the youth who have such energy and excitement--and who are willing to use it for good (I just have to channel it a little bit). :)

Anyway-- I hope you will count your many blessings! There are always more than we realize! Love you all!