Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

     -Survived Black Friday
     -Accomplished a lot of our Christmas shopping
     -Spent a fun Saturday night at Cafe Rio and Dairy Queen
     -Caught up on Biggest Loser
     -Had a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner!

Picture Time!

Checking the temperature of the turkey. Okay, it was more like a turkey loaf but I still didn't want a nasty under-cooked turkey loaf. Plus, who wants a 14 pound turkey for two people?

I can't remember what this face was about. 

But he is the pro at making mashed potatoes. De-li-cious!

Turkey, green bean casserole, rolls, and "sparkling" 7-up.

Mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and gravy. 

No pictures of the banana cream pie but it was also delicious! We hope your Thanksgiving was as fun and delicious as ours!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Today I am thankful that--
1. My Teacher Work Sample will be finished by the end of the week.
2. I only have tomorrow left this week of school. Thank you Utah for giving Wednesday off for Thanksgiving break too!
3. That by the end of this week, the craziness of Black Friday will be over and life will get a little more back to normal in the lives of the Clarks.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two Posts in One Evening?!

I just figured out that Blogger is like Gmail in that it saves your posts as drafts in case of moments like I just had. Why are things like this always trial and error? Lame. I did just grab the camera so here are some pictures from our recent adventures.

The Big Red Barn. Jeff's mission president owns the place so we went down and went on a hayride out to a pumpkin patch and got out pumpkin! It was tons of fun!

Spanish Fork Reservoir. One Sunday after church we went up to the reservoir and had a picnic and then walked around. It's gorgeous up there. You could see over the valley and the leaves changing.

Happy Halloween! Mummies and Coffins for dinner! Yum! Sadly we had zero trick-or-treaters.

The Comings and Goings of the Clarks

UGH people! I was just in the middle of the most epic update for you guys and my computer cord had apparently become unplugged from my computer and it died! This raises so many questions.

Why is my computer battery so awful? Answer: Probably because I let it die way too often.
 Why does Blogger not have the feature like Gmail where it saves my posts as drafts every 5 seconds? Answer: No idea.

Where has the time gone? Answer:

~Student Teaching-- I cannot believe that I will be done with my student teaching so soon! It has been great/frustrating/exciting/exhausting/fun/full of laughs. I will miss my students a lot, even the one who argues with me just for the sake of arguing, the one who cannot stay in his desk for more that 3 minutes for the life of him, and all of third period PE. I will especially miss the intention and unintentional debates that we have because they feel like can actually say what their opinion is. I (most days) will miss when they come into my room during lunch because it is warm and the days in the middle of November that we opened all of the windows and plugged in the fans because the classroom was 800 degrees. I will not miss the majority of third period PE and their inability to stay on the same team or listen in general but even they have their own moments of being endearing.

~Work-- Can you say holiday season and Black Friday? We can and Jeff has been working so hard to get the store ready for Black Friday and everything else. He even pulled an all-nighter last week. Luckily, once BF is over it seems like it will get a little better. The employees that are on his team all really like him and tell me every time that I come into the store how glad they are to be on his team.

~Family-- Jeff's parents came up a couple of weekends ago and it was so fun to see them and catch up. We did a ton of talking and went up to Riverton to can apples and applesauce. We are so glad that they came up to stay with us for the weekend!

~Scouts-- We are over the 8 year old scouts in the ward and they are hilarious! It's fun to have a calling together and they all think Jeff is the coolest person they have ever seen.