Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Memory Tag

20 Years ago...
1. I started my Senior year of High School at Tempe High.
2. I was working at the Dollar Theatre, dressed up like Rageddy Ann.
3. I recieved 2 Book of Mormons from 2 different guys that I did not date. They were both sort of thrown at me as they embarassingly bolted in the opposite direction. Very sweet. I still have both of them with their testimonies written in them.

15 Years ago (I'm adding this one because...)
1. I married Bill.
2. I started my Senior year at ASU.
3. I lived in Scottsdale and met some lifelong friends, the kind you don't have to call or talk to every day but when you do see them it feels like no time has passed. We love you mokemom!

10 Years ago...
1. Kyra was born!
2. I quit teaching and began the most challenging profession there is, motherhood.
3. I had been active in the church for about a year and received my first calling as a member of the Enrichment committee. (Well, back then it was Homemaking)

5 Years ago...
1. Kyra started Kindergarten and I was pregnant with Tasha.
2. I started tutoring reading privately.
3. Bill had been baptized for 3 years and was serving in the Elders Quorum Presidency. I had been serving in Young Women for almost 2 years.

3 Years ago...
1. Bill went back to school at the University of Phoenix.
2. Tasha was so young (1.5 years) and I was trying to work a few hours each morning which was tough. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a very loving caregiver and really love what you do.
3. I was in the RS Presidency, had changed positions three times and served under a two presidents. Bill was teaching in the EQ.

1 Year ago...
1. Tasha started preschool.
2. Business was slow for me and Bill was about to begin working at U of Phoenix.
3. Bill and I were called to serve as Primary teachers. We have loved this challenge and the appreciation that the parents show us. I tear up just thinking about the faith they have in us to teach their children. (not that they really have a choice, but if the Lord trust us...)

This Year...
1. Bill graduated. He now officially has his BS. We'll be having a party in November when he walks.
2. I'm not really working. I'm lazy, unmotivated, and want to hone my canning and sewing skills.
3. We're still serving in primary, although we have another spunky group of 5-6 year olds. My testimony has grown SO much in the past 10 years and I LOVE to go to the temple.

1. Was a funky Saturday with not much on the calendar.
2. I spent an hour digging through our "extra" room searching for a magazine. Extra means the room that Kyra used to live in until she was banned from it because it is such a pig-sty.
3. I went to the temple and saw one of the Young Women I taught go through for the first time. I held it together until the Celestial room where I wept.

1. Bill made breakfast. (Bacon, eggs, pancakes)
2. We spent time with 2 seperate families of friends.
3. I took a 2 hour nap, woke up at 5:15pm, made a quick meal for a new mom, and now can't get to sleep.

1. Is Labor day and Billy's birthday. (he'll be 21!)
2. No school, no school, no work.
3. I hope to paint my hall.

Next Year...
1. Kyra will be 11.
2. Tasha will be 5.
3. And maybe I'll have learned to make plans for the future.

And finally, I tag anyone that was older than Kyra 10 years ago! Thanks Danielle for the jog down memory lane. It was interesting trying to put things on a timeline and remember what happened when.


Rachel said...

You are not allowed to move. I want to live by you when I come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H said...

There are continually houses for sale in and around my neighborhood. AND I have booted Kyra out of her room so you have a bed with us until you find a place :)