Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just some pics!

Me and Jer on the ice skating rink at the Galivan Center. It was past midnight so it was closed, but it was beautiful so Nat took this pic for us. This was after the "big party!"

The second generation "McGeary girls" that are old enough to go to the bar now! This was Keys on Main for Nat's 21st b-day party. We stayed at the Marriott at the Galivan Center and had a blast.

Amanda and I took the boys to Temple Square to see the lights. They had a great time, it's fun to have the boys together.
The day before we saw the lights, I kept Ty and Zachary for the afternoon. This pic made me cut Liam's hair. It was way too long and next to the Averett boys, he looks like a girl!

Nat and I saw New Kids on the Block when they were here. It was very fun and cool to introduce my little sister to my old crush!

So there is the monthly update! I have other things I really should be doing, like homework, making Nativity angels costumes, playing with Liam, cleaning house etc, but here I sit posting pics. We are doing well, but we are freakishly busy. Next week is my last week of teaching school and going to school for almost 3 weeks. I can't wait... mama needs a break!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

October is over?

I really don't know what I would do if life was simple! We sure like to pack it in around here! Anyway, I'm sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I really have been so busy. The store had an awesome summer but has slowed down a little since fall and school started. Teaching for me has been a blast, and I think I'm doing pretty well at it. My masters is kicking my butt as far as time goes, but I have to say it hasn't been as hard work as I expected. Liam is going to start daycare at my school tomorrow which will be so dang cool! Jeremy, Liam and I will all be together every day! It will be so convienent! :) These pics are very out of order, I hate how blogger posts pictures. But they are fun and let you into what we have been up to for a while!

Trick-or-treating with daddy. Liam was a very cute construction worker! Go figure!
Carving pumpkins. I never get in the blog!

Ahhhh! Pumpkin guts!
Before the school carnival. Cute!!!
I set the camera up to take this pick of me and Liam. I thought it turned out quite cute!
Will, Liam, Jer and Karl after Liam's b-day party. The boys!
We rented a bouncer for Liam's party but the weather was horrible so our friends let us borrow this one to put up in the living room! It was chaos, but the kids had fun!
The boys decorated ice cream cupcakes at Liam's digger party with oreo and gummy worms. Fun!
Liam opening presents. It wouldn't be a McGeary party without football on tv!
The kids painted pumpkins at the party too. They turned out awesome!
On Liam's birthday, we went to Bonsai for dinner then to my moms for cake and presents. Liam got a huge dumptruck from my dad and was in heaven!
He got this crab and Jeremy scared him with it so he tried to scare people all night. It was funny!
Wow! He turned 3 and he was spoiled rotten!
I love this face. He was so overwhelmed!

Anyway, there you have it! That was a huge post! I will try to follow up once a month at least!
Pool --- OUT!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A ton of pictures for a quick update!

Howdy Strangers! I'm sure I should be doing homework or making lesson plans instead of this, but I need a break a have felt out of the loop! Here are a few cute pics from the last month or so. I just noticed I did not take one picture of Jeremy or his Jeep in Moab so that is missing from our month of chaos! Other than that, here is the quick and dirty so I can get back to work!

This of course, is when Casey from Channel 2 came to the Slab! It was a blast, and I think Jeremy did awesome considering how nervous he was!

This is my SUPER CUTE class!!! I love them and I think they love me too! The room looks really bare in this pic, but I have bulletin boards and center stuff up now too. I just wanted you to see how cute they are!
This is them being silly. Very typical of my class!

This was the day before school started. Natalie is my hero, this room would be nothing without her.
My desk! I have a computer now! Thank goodness!

Jessi's birthday in Vegas!! Wahoo! We had a really great time for the b-day bash! Everyone had gone to bed, but Jessi and Sherry and I decided to keep partying! This was at the Beatles Revolution bar in the Mirage where we stayed. It was super fun!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My classroom!

Yea! I finally got to see my classroom! It's not even close to being done, in fact, they have pushed the start of school back 2 days. Fine with me, that much more time for me to prepare! I've been getting my classes mapped out and materials together. My mom bought me a whole library of books... thanks mom!... so I feel much better now! I think just knowing the students will have something to do if there is down time, makes me a little more comfortable! If anyone has any words of wisdom, or cool books we can read for the first week of school, feel free to fill me in! Also, I'm thinking about starting the year reading "Because of Winn Dixie" as a read aloud book. After that, I have no idea... so any suggestions??

This is the front of the school. I was a little freaked out with all the colors splashed all over the outside of the building, but now that it's coming together, it looks really cool!
A little blurry, but this is my "pod." I'm so excited to be in blue (my fave color!) That's my classroom door on the left.
This is the south facing wall. The whole wall is windows! I'm so excited how bright and cheery it is!
This is the north wall! Tons of storage and my own desk in the back!
And ME! Do I look like a teacher? I'm not so sure, but I will be the best teacher ever, even if I don't wear a denim skirt and vest!
So that's it for now! I will try to post as time goes on! I am starting school for myself the same day school starts for my students, so if you think about it, say a little prayer for me the morning of the 20th! I'm so nervous and excited, I can't believe this is really happening. It's going to be a crazy year, but very worth it in the end!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's all about me!

Shoot, I forgot I have to put my pics on first, so pretend that these are at the bottom of the post!!

Jeremy's been taking Liam fishing that the ponds in S. Jordan. He loves it and even has his own "Cars" tackle box! This is the first (and only) fish!
We babysat Conner one day! He is so dang cute.

It's so freakin hot, I made cupcakes one day and the neighbor boys came over and decorated them with Liam. It was super fun, but now Liam is obsessed with putting sprinkles on ALL food. Like his corn on the cob last night!

Finally, a post, and it's all about me (with a few pics of Liam at the end!) I got a new job!!! And it's the best job ever in the world, and I'm so excited and stressed, and anxious, and stressed, and stressed and ... Okay, so I'm going to be the 2nd grade teacher at the new St. Andrew's Catholic elementary school in Riverton!!! :):):):):) I applied for the job months ago, April in fact, and even interviewed with the principal (who happens to be a nun!) but got no warm and fuzzies, so I've been pretty much thinking all summer that it wasn't meant to be. I went ahead and enrolled in the U. of Phoenix masters in education program to see if I could get a job next year with a year of school under my belt. Suddenly, Sister Karla asked me to come in for a second interview and she offered me the position!! I said yes right away then got in my car and nearly threw up! I've been observing a 2nd grade class in a year-round public school in Herriman this week, but then today I went to St. John's to see how they teach there, and I had a huge wake up call. The teaching is totally different, and the curriculum is so much harder. I was all ready to teach after visiting the public school, but after today I'm a wreck again!

So, needless to say, I am very, very excited, but I realize I have a huge challenge to work through. I have a lot to do to set up my classroom. I don't have nearly enough books for a classroom library so I'm going to the DI tomorrow to see what I can find there. I don't think I realized how much those little things mean to a teacher! I am going to do my classroom in a fish/underwater theme (since my last name is Pool!), I think that will be fun.

Also, the best part is, I only have 12 students in my class this year! It's going to be so fun getting to know them and learning with them as well. I pray to God, I can handle 12 kids!!! So that's what I've been doing! I'm sure you will see more posts about my class. I can't wait to see my classroom!!!!

Oh ya... here's Liam! It will be so nice in the next few years to have him in school with me. We will have summers and school holidays together, this is the perfect job for a mom! Here are some pictures of some fun things we have been doing. It's been great having this summer off, even though I admittedly have kept him in daycare!! :)
I'm MRS. POOL!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Everyone keeps asking me what I'm up to, you know - since I don't have a job or anything! I have an update, I'm just too lazy/busy to download pics and post! But my update is freakin' good! No, I'm not freakin' pregnant, but I know someone who is and is not telling anyone and it's driving me crazy! Anyway, I'm going to see Batman tonight so maybe I will post tomorrow before I leave town. That way I can do another post when I get back of my trip with my mom and Nat!
See ya!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Nursery Bedding

I'm not very good at selling things, but I am going to sell Liam's nursery bedding. It's so nice, but I'm the type of person who is going to want something new if I ever have another baby, so I might as well let someone else enjoy this set. All of you girls out there are either having babies or know someone having a baby, so this is what I have! The set is really nice, and very well made. It's by Kimberly Grant from her Farm Yard set, you can see the entire set on her web site. I got it at Babinski's Baby in Foothill village. I am asking $130 for it, I paid almost $300 for all the pieces. The sheet it came with is worn, so I will keep that, but the colors are very easy to match! I had this in Liam's room with a red changing table cover, and it was adorable.

This is the mobile, very cute! This is my favorite part! This quilt has never been on a bed or seen a baby. It's always hung on the wall. The words say "Laugh" "Dance" and "Dream." The farm animals are embroidered and embellished.

Window Valance
Bumper pad. Also very clean!
Bumper detail.
Crib Skirt. It has black and white gingham around the trim.
Comment if you or someone you know is interested! I have it on KSL too!

A busy July so far

At the Stingers Game.

Well, hello again! We have had a very busy July, and today is only the 7th! Sometimes I wonder how Liam can keep up with me. This is going to be a picture blog, so I will narrate the pics as we go!

Anyone who knows Liam, knows he is obsessed with construction equipment! We stopped at a work site on Sunday to let him climb on the machines, and he was in heaven! He knows what they are all called and what they are used for, it's actually quite incredible!

The bobcat is his favorite!
We cleaned out my mom's office this weekend and she found this hard hat and gave it to Liam. Now he looks official!

The 4th of July pics got a little out of order, but here they are. This is Liam checking out a June bug in my Aunt SoSo's back yard. He thought that huge sucker was pretty cool.

So he caught it on a plate! He looks thrilled doesn't he?
Then all the boys had to go looking for more bugs. I love this pic of the 3 boys!

These are pictures of the Murray parade. It's always a blast!

Liam is getting really good at baseball! Here he is playing with my mom!

Nat and I took Liam to the zoo Wednesday morning to check out the new carousel. It was cool, but I was expecting a little more of the new area.

Liam at the Draper pool. It has a gorgeous view.
We set up in a model house at the party in Daybreak for their new subdivision, NorthShore. It was really fun, but Natalie and I scooped over 2500 scoops of ice cream. We were suffering big time. We didn't expect to see that many people, but it was great exposure for "the Slab!"

Liam and I decided we are going to keep the camera with us so we can take his pic next to a fire truck from each city. Here is Riverton...
We happened upon a car show/fundraiser at Murray Park last weekend. It was really fun, and even more fun because we didn't even know it was there and it was cool! Here is Liam with his snow cone.

And there were 2 fire trucks there!

That's all!