Sunday, May 25, 2008

Gender time!!

Friday, May 23 was a WONDERFUL day!! My birthday began with many birthday wishes from my students. A few gave me gifts such as, bubble bath and lotion, cute cards, and a tile with an inspirational thought. Once I opened those few gifts, and the kids saw how happy I was at their thoughtfulness, many students proceeded to look through their desks and find their BEST pens and pencils to give to me as well. I guess they didn't want to miss out on making their teacher happy too. Such cute and considerate 6 and 7 year olds.

After a normal day of learning, I decided it would be fun to let my students take a stab at guessing the gender of the baby--following these conditions: they couldn't be upset if they got it wrong, they couldn't brag if they got it right, and the boys couldn't just choose boy and the girls couldn't just choose girl. I also prepared them for the fact that the baby may have the legs crossed or be too wiggly to find out. Anyway- here are the results of their guesses!
They guessed BOY... But was it correct?
Well, here are the real results!!

(If you don't want to see little baby "parts" skip ahead to the text. :))

:) IT'S A GIRL!!! :)

Isn't she precious??

Immediately after the appointment- we went to Babies 'R Us to register. This is what Dan's most excited about. ;)

p.s.- Baby stuff is EXPENSIVE!

For the rest of my birthday celebration, Dan took me to Macaroni Grill for dinner and then to see the movie Emma Smith--My Story. It was a beautiful movie! And I don't mean to brag or anything, but the lady who plays Emma Hales Smith (Katherine Nelson Thompson) is my cousin-in-law. She's pretty much awesome!

Such a HAPPY Birthday!! So the next item of business will be to start looking up names! So far, it hasn't gone well. Wish us luck. :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hooray for Mothers!!

Dan and his mom Sylvia
Laura and her mom Kelly

Ok- so I'm a day "late". But really, it's never too late to say THANK YOU to these wonderful women in our lives! We are forever in debt to these women who brought us into the world! They have taught us countless lessons of faith, service, and charity. They have sacrificed more than we probably know. Their continual generousity to us, their poor young married kids, is astounding! Words can hardly express how we really feel about these women. I guess all we can say is THANK YOU! Happy Mother's Day! We love you both very much! I pray that come October when our little one is born, that I'll be half the mom these women are. I have big shoes to fill. That's for sure!
P.S.- Speaking of the little one- I'm pretty sure I've been feeling it MOVING! :) What a wonderful Mother's day gift to me. We'll find out the gender on my birthday (May 23rd). Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Well, it finally happened. I graduated. Sure it took much longer than most. Sure I changed my major three times. But I graduated in a profession that I believe in, and am excited to see where this degree takes me.
As part of the festivities, we went to The Pie. Oh man it was good!
My pretty lady
Here's a pic of a few of my classmates.
Everyone who came to support outside of Kingsbury Hall afterward.
The afterparty at Hires. My body was not happy with me after so much greasy food within 4 hours.
Commencement Exercises at the Huntsman Center on the next day. Our Commencement speaker was Mario Cappechi who mainly discussed how we are responsible for stopping global warming.
A political tirade for sure, but I'm glad I went.
Dad, Mom, and Jonathan Thompson with us.
Us with Mom and Dad Webster
Thanks for sticking around for the pictures. It was a great couple of days for the Webster family, and I'm so grateful for the love and support I've had from everyone. I'll be taking a year off to work, then hopefully will make it into the Advanced Standing MSW program for Fall '09. In the meantime, I'll just be working and getting ready for the BABY!!