Tuesday, March 22, 2011


lately ive been thinking about how cool of a concept godparents are.

i didn't know a whole lot about the roles and obligations of godparents so i looked it up. here are some things i found--

*giving kids godparents is traditionally a catholic thing, although similar ideas can be found in other religions.

*it is not limited to catholics, or religion at all. anybody can give their child a godparent.

*the godparent is to help the child on their spiritual journey.

*the godparent is to pray for their godchild.

*the godparent is to take a special interest in the child, and they usually have a good bond.

*back in the day, when people more often died young or unexpectedly, they godparent would take care of the child if anything happened to the parents. being a godparent today does not automatically mean someone is bound to this, unless it is done legally.

*in the above situation, ^ it is expected that the godparents make sure the child is being well cared for if they are not doing it themselves.

*sometimes godparents and godchildren exchange gifts or cards on occasions such as birthdays, christmas, fathers day and mothers day.

*godparents are expected to be a good role model for the child.

*you want the godparent to have the same religious ideals as the natural parents.

*godparents are to act as sort of a "second set of parents" for the child.

wikipedia says,

"The modern view of a godparent tends to be an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child's upbringing and personal development."

i read a few discussions online and some people kept in touch with their godparents and had very special bonds, and some didn't. either way they all agreed that it is always a positive thing for everyone involved.

one man said, ""For me, it was important that there was somebody outside my immediate family who had a special concern for me."

i was excited to learn all of this and i think it could be so beneficial for the child... so i decided i want my future kids to have godparents! but when i brought it up to mike he didn't like the idea because it's traditionally a catholic thing. i explained to him that it's not necessarily anymore, but he still doesn't like it.

kids aren't coming anytime soon but its just something ive been thinking about.

is it weird that i want our kids to have godparents even though we're lds? is it worth it trying to convince mike that we should? is it disrespectful to our religion, adopting another religions traditions?

what do you think friends??

Monday, March 21, 2011

The spring break life.

Spring break is THE.BEST.THING.EVER. It was not this good as a kid. I appreciate boredom so much more as an adult.
The 4 weeks previous to spring break were pretty crazy. I taught my class all by myself nine times in only a month. Nine is almost ten and ten days is two weeks and two weeks is equal to HALF of a month. Basically I taught as much as the teacher that I work with did.
And let me tell you, teaching is a lot of work. It's not as easy as it looks.
On top of teaching my class, I still had school and scouts and a husband to keep up with.
Lets just say by the time spring break came around I had many knots in my back and many dishes in my sink.
But do you know what? I'm proud of myself. There is no way I could have even tried to teach a class before I started at Burke. And I did a good job. I am so lucky to have worked with to 2 amazing teachers these past 2 years. I have learned so much from each of them. Last year I told the teacher I worked with that she taught me just as much as she taught the kids, and I sincerely meant it.
Teaching, I felt all grown up. It's a good feeling, having important responsibilities, and having 24 precious kids relying on you.
But it's also a good feeling to be careless and FREEEE>>> cue spring break!
My spring break consisted of...
Sleeping in!
Schoolwork... I started another online class the monday of spring break. On top of my other classes. Then I wondered.... Why?
Baking and cooking :)
Playing with the nieces and nephews. Love them so much.

Spending time with the hubbs. He still had work, but it was so nice to spend the evenings together instead of school.

Finally visited sprinkles cupcakes. The verdict: They are delicious, probably the best cupcakes I've ever had, but they are not worth 15 bucks for 4 cupcakes.

Saw some movies-

Limitless review by me-Good movie. It kept me interested and excited the whole movie. The ending didn't quite sit right with me... But it was a good movie. I give it 3 3/4 stars.

Beastly review by me-You know exactly what it will be from the previews. And I thought it was cute. I did not take Mike with me, but he would probably give it 1/2 star. I give it 3.
Can someone explain to me why AMC is still in business with Harkins competing with it?? AMC only does student discount on Thursdays, and movie watcher card is not that awesome. Harkins rocks because they have student discount every day! Seven dollars a ticket compared to ten. pffff. Plus if you buy a loyalty shirt you get a free popcorn every time you go for the whole year. Annnndddd if you buy a loyalty cup, a drink is only one dollar, but if your cool like Mike, sprint gives you a dollar off any concession so it costs nothing. FREE drink and popcorn every time we see a movie. To think... I used to go to AMC. Scoff.
Bethany Moffitt is going to BUY HAWAII!! AHHH I'm so excited for her.

Thanks for reading all.