Monday, August 25, 2008

I just saved over $5000 DOLLARS!!!

So today I decided to check my application status as a post back student for BYU and was very excited to find out that all my information has finally gone through and I am officially accepted! So this means that I was be taking three credits in the Fall! Probably most of you are wondering why I am so excited to go back to school when I just graduated in April. The reason why I am so excited is because by becoming a post back student at BYU my insurance rates lower significantly for the next year. My insurance rates will drop over 5000 dollars for the next year. Happy Day! Now, I just need to decide what evening class I'm gonna take!
P.S. I added more wedding pictures onto my original introduction so go back and check them out!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Communication Internvener for the Deaf and Blind

I have good news! I have just achieved a goal I have been working on since I was sixteen! When I was sixteen, I began studying American Sign Language and ever since then I have wanted a job in the Deaf field. This week, I was hired by the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind- Utah DeafBlind Services as a Communication Intervener. Today was my first day on the job and I met my student. The three main goals of a Communication Intervener are

(a) to provide clear and consistent access to sensory information

(b) to facilitate the development and use of communication

(c) to support social interactions

Today I was able to get a small glimpse of just how challenging and rewarding this job will be! I'm excited because I get to attend trainings and conferences all over the state of Utah. Also, an additional benefit was that I found out that I received a nice raise even before I began! Can it get any better than that!?!

Check out this music video, the song was written for deaf/blind triplets.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Wedding Pictures and Introduction- Best Post ever!

Michael and I met and dated our freshman year at Brigham Young University. We both served volunteer missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served an 18 month mission in Toronto, Ontario. He served a two year mission in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands- Spanish speaking. We stayed in contact for two and a half years through snail mail. After my mission, I came back out to Utah to continue my education and Michael and I quickly began dating again, got engaged and were married on July 6, 2007 in Oakland, CA- the happiest day of my life! I graduated from Brigham Young University in the Social Sciences-Home and Family Life and completed an internship at House of Hope- a residential drug rehab center for mothers and their children. I was hired and was assigned to take care of the infants, teach preschool lessons, design a computer program for documenting and taught a weekly parenting class for the mothers on Child Milestones and Family Communication. Michael is currently working in the student employment office, studying history-emphasis is American History and taking a prep course- the LSAT- for Law School. I am making this blog as a surprise for him! Here are some of our favorite wedding pictures!!!