Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homecoming 2012

Grandma helping with a few last minute alterations. 

Love these two pictures.  :)


Phillip showed up in a really fancy car to pick her up!!!

BFF's Kyra and Whit.
Simply Gorgeous!!!

Mark's soccer girls.  :)

Oh how we love this girl!!!!

It was Homecoming at CVHS last night.  We had a fun filled week full of many different Homecoming activities.  One really exciting thing that happened was that Whitney was nominated for the Homecoming court.  I remember when Whitney was in the first grade and 2 of the girls from our ward were nominated for the court.  She loved those girls and really looked up to them and always wanted to be "like" them.  I told her then that the girl chosen to be the Homecoming Queen is not always the prettiest girl she is usually the nicest girl.  I have always told her it is nice to pretty but it is much more important to be nice!  I am so proud of her to have been nominated by her peers.  7 girls and 7 boys were chosen from the entire senior class and she was one of them.  That is quite an honor. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I love my #9.  I love watching her do what she loves as she runs up and down the soccer field passing,  dribbling, and shooting the ball.  This will be the last year I will be able to watch her do this.  I have spent the last 13 years watching her play soccer.  I will truly miss seeing her on the field! 

We Must Always Remember

We had a special program at our school on Tuesday, September 11th.  The halls of the school were lined with over 3,000 names.  The names of each of the victims of the 9/11 terrorists attacks.  Our principal said it best when he said, "Each of the names on the walls represent a person who had a family and friends.  Their life was cut short simply because they were Americans."  It has been quite sobering to walk the halls of our school these last few days.  I am grateful to be an American and extremely grateful to those that protect my freedom. 

My Classroom

This bulletin board is for my classroom management.

We are now a STEAM  and Leader In Me School!

Birthday chart, home for scrap paper, and waterbottles.

Word wall and class library.

Word families and Class Rules. 

Calendar, schedule,  BINGO reward chart, and class party ideas on stars.

What you see when you walk in the door.

Teacher chair and "the rug".  The bench is where the "friend of the week" sits.

My Desk

MY bulletin board!!!

I love this picture.  It hangs on MY bulletin board.
Whitney drew it many years ago. 

Some of my "favorite" things at school.(not the tissue box!) 
My real favorite things are my cute students.
I am so blessed to have a job I love. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cedar Breaks

We went to Cedar Breaks on our last day of summer vacation.
Mark and Whitney were up North playing soccer and Courtney was
at a youth activity at the lake.  Madee and I went with all the Jordan's.
Look at me grabbing Dahlin.  I told him later he needs to let me
throw my arms around him sometimes now that Jordan
is gone!!!!! Help your poor aunt who misses her boy out!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I guess Jordan can find his name all over the world.

Looks like he has learned to shave in new places. 

Elder Comstock and Elder Ruiz on P-day.
This is Jordan's new companion in his new area.
He just had his first transfer 2 weeks ago.

Elder Comstock with his district and President and Hermana Hernandez.

The bus Jordan rode everyday to and from Guapinol to Monjaras.

Making tortillas.  I hope he will make some for us when he gets home.  :)

Saying Goodbye to Guapinol.
Jordan LOVED it there and served there for more than 6 months.
He has now moved on to the city.
He is now serving in Tegucigalpa. 

Oh I miss this boy sooooooo much!!!!  He has been gone for 8 months today.  Goodness there are still times I feel like time stands still  But today Madee and I marked off another month on our missionary countdown calendar and Madee said "Only four more months till Jordan has been gone for 1 year."  That made it seem not so bad.  Having a son on a mission fills your heart with such a myriad of emotions.  You miss them like crazy but on the other hand there is nothing else you would want them to be doing.  It is a feeling I think no one  can understand unless you have or have had a child on a mission.  It is a time of complete happiness and complete sadness all at the same time.  I do love getting pictures from him and seeing the happiness in his face and the faces of the other missionaries he is serving with.   


Grandma and Grandpa Comstock and Aunt Karin, Kate, and Lauren could not make it to the play but they were so thoughtful and send Madee these amazing roses!!!

Madee's fans!!! 

Madee was in the Cedar City Childeren's Musical Theatre production of "Annie Jr."  She played Tessie, the orphan that is constantly saying "Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!!"  She did an amazing job.  She  had a few solos in some songs and did so good each time she had a line.  She had allot of fun with some good friends.  The show ended up being a smashing success.  Madee is a natural on stage.  We are so proud of her.  :)