lesson learned: don't show naked pictures to students

we had a really, really happy weekend.
I am still fighting a nasty head cold and cough---but alas, nature of the beast of winter.
it also snowed today for one of the first times, and it is so beautiful!
it makes me soooo giddy for the holidays!
we are traveling to my sweet home in california for thanksgiving, and we are sooo excited to get there next week!

tay and I chaperoned another orem high dance.
my senior cabinet was in charge of this dance.
and I was super proud of their hard work.
they even had a cute polaroid station for the students.
so fun!

soooo time for another beloved highschoolism.
whenever I search something online, I always freeze the projected screen "just in case"...you never know what will pop up when you are searching.
anyways, today was no different.
I was talking to my AP Gov students about first amendment religious rights, and I wanted to talk to them about the ridiculous pastafarian court case recently regarding DMV pictures.
have you heard about pastafarians?? 
go look them up. so funny.
ANYways, I pulled up the article on a news website, unfroze the screen and started to talk to the class about it.
they all started giggling, and I THOUGHT they were laughing over this picture:
but then there was so much weird chatter going on, that I couldn't figure out what was going on.
finally someone yelled, "there are naked pictures up there!"
I looked up on the screen and sure enough, on the side of the article was an ad that had a naked girl from the front and naked from the back.
like COMPLETE nudity.
I freaked out and ran over to shut off the screen.
HA the kids could not stop laughing.
so awkward and so bad.

immmmma looooose my job!
how did that make its way through the school wifi!?
and how did I NOT notice before I unfroze the screen!?
...and this is one school day after our "say not to porn" assembly we had on friday. HAHAHA
oh life. you are always keeping me on my toes!

counting down until thanksgiving break!!


gilbert update!

welllll hellooooo, there! 
I have been a little absent on this blog of ours.
I've been having some moral dilemmas about blogging after a few things that happened recently; so I have been reverting to my personal journal to document things.

buuut, I'm back for the time being!
life has been SO good to us.
we love our new home more than we can say.
we have been having so much fun entertaining all of our friends recently.
speaking of entertaining, taylor and I threw our annual Halloween party.
and it was probably the best one yet! 
we had sooo much fun!

in a very, very last minute change to our costumes, taylor and I were dwight and angela from the office. HA

just D and his monkey ;)
speaking of, the REAL angela liked my photo on instagram. 
if that's not winning, I don't know what is...

a few weeks ago, taylor ran out of gas for the SECOND time in ONE week and had to be rescued! hahahah I was laughing the whole way over there to bring him gas.
he called me the second time and said, "hey, kells, go outside to the backyard really quick."
"look down. do you see a little red gallon tank? yeahhh, I'm gonna need you to bring that to me."
haha I was like, "nooo way. you're kidding, right??" HA

 one of our favorite things to do in our new home is to have friends over for BBQing and s'mores by the firepit.  and sometimes, we bring out the giant jenga. SO FUN

we drove home to california last friday for the quickest trip ever.
but we couldn't miss my dear friend's wedding.
this beautiful girl was my best best childhood friend since she moved to our town in 5th grade.
we did everything together.
like think of that fairytale best friend relationship? that was ours.
we were addicted to each other.
when I left california to move to utah for college, she spent the night with me the night before and we balled on my driveway as we said goodbye.
being separated from her was one of the hardest transitions of going away to college.
 her wedding was sooo beautiful and I was beaming for her all night.
we've only talked occasionally the past 2-3 years (life got in the way), and I realized last weekend how sad that really made me.
we will always share the most special love for each other, and we have decided to make a weekly date to talk to each other again.
because as soon as we hugged, we balled like little babies haha
I won't ever be able to thank God for giving me such a special friend through childhood.

I also got to see two of my sweet other friends from high school!
me, michelle (far right), and jackie (bride) made the best trio.
tooooo many memories.
in fact, michelle reminded me of the only two times her and I ditched school:
1. to go buy matching calculators (which we thought could message each other...HAHAH)
2. go buy the book, The Host, that had just come out at Barnes and Noble.
....oh, and don't worry, both times we ASKED our teacher if we could ditch.
we were the biggest NERDS EVER
hahah michelle and I could literally tell the most embarrassing nerdy stories on each other.
like how we would literally cry if we got less than an A on ANY assignment.
and how we would get so excited to go to calculus, until we finally realized we kinda sucked at it.
and how we would stay in a teacher's classroom during lunch half of the time to do our homework together. HAHA NERDS
but I guess it ended up paying off for both of us ;)

while we were only home for about 24 hours, we tried to squeeze in as much family time as we could
and taylor couldn't get enough of baby zo-zo.
does this sight melt your heart? because mine is in a puddle on the floor.

I have been trying to get over a dumb head cold all week.
teaching with an unbearable sore throat = sooo awesome!!
SO ready for the weekend!