Monday, March 30, 2009

new craft blog!

hey everyone! I have started a new blog with different blog ideas and things I have done with links to how to do them. I thought it would be nice to have a blog that had different craft ideas on it. So here is the link for it!

Michelle's crafty ideas

Hope you all enjoy it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

more pictures! Enjoy!


















Hualian trip this weekend

Okay so My pictures are a little backwards, but oh well. This weekend we went to Haulian! It was so much fun. We went to Turtle island. We were going whale watching too, but we canceled it due to really heavy waves and people were starting to get sea sick, well I was, and the whales won't come out during heavy waves. So, we all just said to go back to shore and eat lunch! Which is pictured below! The first picture is of the steamed fish! Oh it was soooooooo good! After we when to Turtle island and then had lunch, we traveled to haulian and went for a small hike then went to the hostile to stay the night and prepare for Toroko Gorge.. .not pictured yet. Look in the next post!


















Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All new crafty me!!!


My super cute origami bunnies in my origami Boxes.


My little origami Ducks.


The Final Project

Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have so much free time on my hand now that I am in Taiwan and my hours have dropped at the school I teach, or maybe it has to do with the fact that I am trying to prepare myself now for motherhood when it does happen. I always knew I wanted to be one of those moms that brought the really cool cute goodies to my kids class during holidays or on their birthdays. So, now that Michael and I are talking about starting our family when we get back to the states (oh it seems so far away, yet it is only about 2.5 months away) and get our insurance going again, I am trying to get all my creative juices flowing.

I teach at a private school here in Taiwan. I teach 4-15 year old kids. They are super cute. I am teaching them all about Easter. It is a holiday that they have never celebrated before. So, being the planner I am, I decided to throw them a really cute Easter party Sat. April 11. Michael and I are going to teach them how to Color eggs, play hide and seek with them, and I am going to cook them an Easter Lunch (well, as much as I can on a very small student budget). They are all so excited for it. I am so excited about it. I think that if I can just let them all have 1 Easter to celebrate, I will feel like I have accomplished so much here. When ever I have done anything for them, including Christmas and Valentines day goodie bags, they have just been so excited. The teacher even get a kick out of it too. I might add, also, that I have NEVER done any origami before these! Impressive huh?



Okay, so other then my craftiness, I have come to really really really like my hair. The color and the cut. ( I do want to add the blond highlights to it still to lighten it up a little bit though.) Today was a very cute hair day! yeah! Just don't mind the worn off make-up. This was at the end of the day and you can totally tell.



Then there was dinner tonight. Oh man oh man, was there dinner. I made Sloppy Joes! So AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!! I tell you, I love the food here but what I wouldn't do for In n Out, Taco Bell, Chipotle, or Panda right now. YUUMMMM............. Anyway, here was dinner. We even brought some, as always, down to the Yang Family (our host family) to try. Hopefully they liked them. They seem to always like everything that we have made them, especially Burritos.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Red Hair!

The New look! Let me know what you think! Honest Opinions!

So we decided it was time for a new look! Really Short and Red!!! Thanks for Leone for Cutting my hair! She is Great! and Hubby for helping me color!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Can I really be a "Housewife"?

I never really thought about myself as a "housewife". Lately, with all the housesitting we have done (have I mentioned that Michael and I have now slept in the entire bishopric members beds?) for all the bishopric members, I have come to realize that it really could happen. I could be a regular housewife.
When at these homes, I find myself actully doing something other then playing on the enternet. With all the facebooking, blogging, and websurfing it is very easy for me to be distracted for HOURS on end. I really wouldn't be doing anything, just looking up different party ideas, cake ideas, and now cupcake ideas. I love to plan! I could totally do this all day long. So, when I am at their houses, my housewife instincts kick in. I cook full dinners, I take care of all the kids responsibilities, and get this...... I even.....wait for it.............wait for it............CLEAN!!!! If my Grandma was to see this she would not believe I was the same girl that lived with her.
When living there, other then the regular Saturday Chores, I didn't clean! I HATE cleaning. I found it absolutely boring and rediculous. But for some unknown reason, I am starting to just do it. I find it a little relaxing, still kinda annoying, but relaxing. I think it is just the wife instincts kicking in FINALLY! It has only taking me 3 year to get it to kick in, but it has.
I have a theory on it though. I think it is because I am suck in a SMALL I do mean small place that I miss the nice houses, even my little apartment in San Francisco. Now with a new offer for housing in Daly City, I really am wanting to really be a Good Housewife and have my house nice and orderly if someone just pops in to say Hello!
ANYWAY! As for an update on how we are and what we are up too.....

Well, I am still teaching at the private school. I teach from 9-11 in the mornings Mon-Fri and 2-3 in the afternoon on Wed and Fri. Also on Wed and Fri I tutor the Chinese wards Bishop's -kids from 3:45-4:45. It makes it a Very long Wednesday and Friday. I love it and Hate it at the same time. LOL
Michael is back at school. He also tutor a little girl in Creative writing. He really enjoys it. Plus it pays for his transportation. It is way nice! He is also working really hard on his book.
Well, I think I have typed enough. I am going to go and watch a movie!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tag Your It

3 Things I was doing 3 years ago:
1. Engaged to Michael and trying to plan our wedding
2. Working at David's Bridal
3. married by June!

3 Things I would do with a million dollars:1. Buy our House
2. Help My family get out of Debt and Buy them a house!
3. Send my In-laws on a Mission to Taiwan!

3 Places I have lived:
1. Fres-YES, CA (aka Fresno for those who aren't down with the Fresno lingo)
2. San Francisco
3. Taipei, Taiwan

3 Jobs I have held:
1. Davids bridal bridal consultant
2. Classic Car Insurance Receptionist
3. Apartment Leasing Consultant for 3,000 apartments in Daly City, Westlake Village Apartments

3 Things I want to be doing in 3 Years:
1. Be a Mommy
2. Living in Fresno in our Home
3. Go back to Tahiti!
4. Selling Michaels 2nd book! 1st one publish hopefully this year!

People I tag:
1. Cody
2. Ashley C
3. Chantel
4. Bill and Charise

. . . and anyone else that wants to share!