Monday, January 14, 2008

A New Life & New Blog



Well I decided that since I am starting a new life that I would start a new blog. Goodbye MySpace, Hello BlogSpot! I recently moved back to Idaho Falls, ID from NYC. I appreciate life in Idaho even more now because of all I went through when I lived in NYC. Sometimes I feel so happy to live here that I get teary eyed. I thank Heavenly Father for leading me back here. I am truly blessed! I just LOVE Idaho Falls!!!! I am NEVER EVER moving away again!!!

My parents have been kind enough to let me live with them while I am going to school. I really have the best parents EVER! I missed them so much while I was in NYC it was really hard on me to be so far from my family. It is just so nice to be able to spend so much time with them these last 2 months. I get to go to lunch with my Dad and Grandma Jensen a couple times a week. I make dinner almost every night for Mom, Dad, Grandma & me. It has been really fun because I just love cooking. However I have had to tone down my garlic use as my family can't take it, ha-ha. My mom sure has appreciated coming home from work and having dinner ready. I even clean up after most of the time. She told me that I can't ever leave now and if I try she will lock me in the basement, ha-ha. It has been nice to have family home evening and read scriptures with them. I am so grateful that I was born of goodly parents and raised in the gospel. What a lucky girl am I!!!

I have been able to spend time with my youngest Brother Ryan and his wife Kara. I just LOVE Kara! She is so much fun to be around. I am so happy she is in our family. She is so talented & creative! She made me the coolest scarf ever! I am so glad they will be here for another year before Dental School. Kara & I drove to SLC and went to Temple Square before we picked Ryan up from the Airport. It was a nice trip until Nathanial & I got hit with the stomach flu... ekk. I have been able to baby-sit Nathanial a few times. He is the sweetest little boy! I just love him so much. He is so much fun to watch & play with. He has the cutest facial expressions when he is excited. I also went to the best New Years Party ever at Ryan & Kara's. I can't wait for next year’s party.

My younger brother Scott and his wife Denisse were able to spend 4 days with us over Christmas. It was so nice to have them around. I was able to really get to know Denisse. I really love her a lot. She is so kind and funny. It is fun to chat with her & I am glad we are friends. I was able to baby-sit Brielle & Braden a lot. They are such good little kids, I love them a bunch. Brielle has such a smart & fun little personality. I really enjoy playing with her. She is even cute when she is naughty it is hard not to just love that cute little face. Braden was my cute little cuddle bug when I first got here but now he is crawling and there is no stopping him. I think he is going to be busy busy just like his sister. I am going to miss them all so much when they leave this summer for Medical School.

Today was my first day of school at Idaho State University! I haven't been in school since May 1997 so needless to say it has been a while. I just LOVE College!!! I am so very excited to be in school. I love learning, I love my teacher & I love my Math Class! For me to love math is a miracle. I really have a great teacher. She is young and very enthusiastic about math. She made the first class a lot of fun with her clever math jokes. She even explained the math assignments so that I understood it!!! That has never happened to me before ha-ha. So after class I did my homework online and I got a 100% on the first assignment and a 93% on the second assignment! Tomorrow I have study skills and English. I am very excited to find out what my teachers are like. I hope they are as good as my math teacher Bonnie Moon.

Someday I am going to be an Elementary School Teacher. I hope to inspire and uplift the young minds of tomorrow. I want to make every child feel special and loved. I want them to know they can do anything if only they will never give up. I hope to change all their lives but if I change just one it will be worth it.



1 comment:

Denisse Jensen said...

Yeah Lanie!!!! I'm so glad you started a blog! They are so much fun!!!! I will help you figure things out the next time we are in IF, it's not too bad. I'm so happy that you are happy Lanie! You deserve to be happy!!!!!! You are a great sister-in-law and I'm glad that you are in Idaho FOREVER!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!! I'm glad you had a good first day yesterday!!!! College is fun and learning is a blessing that sometimes we take forgranted!!!!! We love you Lanie!!!!