Monday, April 28, 2008


so i wasn't gonna post today but, i was told i should. been a rough day for me...didn't want the world to know but since you all care. not that it is my 36th birthday but, because i have had a lot going on these last few weeks and i can't seem to stop to breathe. i am constantly told to breathe, my song says to breathe though to actually do tough. wanted to post this quote i found on a friend of mine {marcie} friend's page.

" Life is short! Break the rules! Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly! Love Truly! Laugh Uncontrollably! and never regret anything that made you smile!"

i think i needed to find this tonight to end my evening. i DO have sooo much to be thankful for. that i am blessed with. that even though my day did not go how i wanted it to. that it was my day to cry if i wanted to {which i did a lot}. i know that i had family and friends there for me. i know i ignored many calls today but, i did get the messages and the text messages. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

i still had computer problems and got my computer back yesterday. i have been trying sooo hard to get trevor's slide show up. i WILL get it done. i am so blessed to have him in my life and i can't wait for him to see all the great {he might not think so} pictures i have of him.

it's quite late and i am gonna call it a night. i want to leave you with a few pics my mom took today...i told her 1. that didn't work, these aren't even half of them. thanks for everything mom. you're the best ever!!! she made the cake too. *hugs* to all!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

haPpY 16!!!!

it's hard to believe that 16 years ago today i gave birth to my second son, trevor kempe. i am working on his slide show as my computer crashed in the middle of it. i am now having to rescan and crop photos so i can get them uploaded to the slide show and then my blog. please check back later and leave him a birthday wish {or now is fine}. i would so eNjoY you all to see how this preemie baby {7 weeks early 4lb. 8 oz.} has grown into an amaZing young man. i am so honored and proud to be his mother. haPpY biRthdaY trev! i love you!! *mom*

Monday, April 21, 2008

not enough time...

much to do this week and not much time to blog. wanted to send a quick thank you to my wonderful sei crew. they are truly amaZing!!! before i left the mesa show this weekend they had a cake for me. my birthday is next week and i can not believe how thoughtful they were to think of me. i had an awesome weekend teaching. saw many friends and had a blast with all of my 700+ students. if i receive any pictures i will make sure to post them. well, gotta get some sleep...i have not had much sleep since last wednesday. gotta get that to do list going as i know i will forget something... *night*

received a picture from michelle...she traveled all the way from texas to attend the mesa-ckc. wow!! thanks michelle!! hope you had a great time and eNjoYed your sei classes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

{be unstoppable}

after the
final no
there comes
a yes,
and on
that yes
the future

~wallace stevens

Saturday, April 12, 2008

playing catch up...

ok, so i know i have been absent for quite some time. many things happening here at the hastings' household. with spring break, only 6 weeks of school left, little league starting, all the end of the year school activities, work (all 3 of them) and my traveling- it has been craZy!! i want to try and catch you all up on things real quick if possible.

dallin went to cali during spring break to watch my brother, his uncle chad run in the ironman. this is where you swim, ride a bike and run. he had a blast! he has since then started track and got first in the 800 and 3rd in the mile at the same meet. i think he got a little pumped watching the ironman race.

while he was in cali i took austin, trevor and haleigh on a mini vacation to mesa for their fuN. we stayed two nights at a hotel with a pool. haleigh is like a fish...we swam ALL DAY on friday. then went to dinner with debbie and tanner and saw a movie. saturday we went and hung out with cousins. as my kids are know as the "big" cousins. we saw the merrill's and the macdonald's. it was fuN for them to just play and hang out. saturday night we hung out at deb's with tanner & ashley. trevor and ashley are the exact same age. she is only 4 hours older. it's hard to believe that in less than 2 weeks they will be 16! (got to get his pictures ready for his birthday slide show)
after spring break it was back to the real world with work and school. i then had my first teaching gig in st. louis for sei. though when i got there it really wasn't in st. louis it was in collinsville, il. it was a blast!! the sei group is amaZing and a total blast to work for. i don't want to leave anyone out but, i will try and mention you all...brittany, josh, val, lynn, george, sally, robert leanna, lisa and the owners linda and sid. please forgive me if i missed any of you. you all rock!!! can't wait until mesa. i only have this one photo of me and one of my students, debbie. i was hoping to receive more before this post but, have not.

when i got home i found out we added another cousin to the clan. galen's brother and his wife has a little baby boy, ryan. he was born sunday, april 6th. welcome to the world baby ryan!! congratulations doyle, jody & big sister allie. sorry no picture yet.

on monday i received a phone call from a friend needing a scrapbook layout and a card by wednesday. ok, i have got to learn to say "no". needless to say i took 3 hours out of my busy schedule and did it for her. nothing fancy but here is what i did. it is a money card holder and an 8 1/2 x 11 layout.

thursday i went to get my hair done and felt it was time for a new do. i added some more color and cut 8 inches off. i sooooo LOVE it!!! thanks rhonda.

now it is saturday and i am eNjoYing my relaxing weekend. i know i have a busy week ahead of me as monday haleigh and i go to flagstaff for a doctors appt then i leave thursday for ckc-mesa. hope all is well with everyone out in this busy world. *night*

Friday, April 11, 2008

haPpY biRthdaY MOM!!!

wanted to wish my beautiful, fabulous, hot momma a wonderful birthday!! have a great day today. wish i was there to celebrate with you. i love you mommy. *hugs* your baby