The Pettersson's

The Pettersson's
January 2016

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2nd Grade

For the last three weeks I have been teaching second grade.
Holy cow, I am exhausted.
It is a love/hate relationship.

Today, was a rough day. The one thing that made me smile is to hear my kids laughing. I love getting to know them. There is one boy in particular that doesn't talk to anyone. He doesn't respond to any of the other teachers. Only Me. When this boy was little, He had a traumatic brain injury. The result of this is that he has a very low IQ. He also has a very hard time processing things. I have already seen so much improvement that past couple of days. Today, he finished one whole assignment by himself with very little promptings. He got them all right too :) He was so excited to give me "High Fives". After he finished his assignment, he looked over at me and said, "Guess what Mrs. Pettersson? My grandma has A LOT of grapes!" It was something so simple but it made me so happy!  The cool thing is, his goal is to just recognize letters and write them. But he is totally accomplishing his goals and more!

Things like this make my job SO worth it!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Decision Making

Making decisions has always been so hard for me.
Well the past couple of weeks have been FULL of decision making.
What I would like to talk about is the decisions about whether or not to get a job or not.
So I was kind of in a rut the last couple of months! I didn't know what I wanted to do. I knew I needed to get a job. I just didn't want to. So I didn't really look around. This past week, I was offered three jobs... I wasn't really ready for that!
First, I had the opportunity to be an Intern for Up With Kids! I did Up With Kids for 13 years. I loved it and I grew so much. It was such a great experience. I was really excited about it, but I got a feeling that I shouldn't do it. I don't know why. I just knew I wasn't supposed to do it right now.
I felt so bad because I was so excited and already went to the first teachers meeting.

Second, that same day I was asked if I wanted to work as the front secretary at a dental office. I was excited because it was different. I also wanted to help my friend out. It was just a temporary position though.
Third, my mother in law asked me to go with her to a job fair for a charter school called APA. It was definitely last minute. I decided to go. My husband said that it wouldn't hurt to go, so I went.  I didn't want to go. His mom picked me up and it ended up not being so bad after all. I actually became really excited about it. I was also very nervous. I didn't realize we would have interviews right then. I was nervous, but I think I did pretty good. After the fair was over, I came back home and was so confused. I didn't know what to do. I had three totally different opportunities that would have a great impact on my life.
So the next morning, I found out that I was offered the job at APA. I was so excited! I felt really good about it :)
I talked with my husband, family, and close friend to help me decide what to do! It was really important because like I said, it would deeply impact my life. Even if this is only temporary until we can start our family.
I prayed and prayed. I fasted. I went to the temple.
I got my answer.
 I had to let the others know that I wouldn't be able to work with them because I got another job offer. That was the hardest part for me.
I felt guilty because I had already said I would help them out.
But I had to do what was best for me and my family.
So I decided to take the offer at APA. The American Preparatory Academy.
I am excited for this new adventure! I am also very nervous!
I start next month!
SO I only have a couple of weeks to play then I need to go to work!
So other updates:
We were able to keep Pippin :) ( The baby kitten)- she is a little brat, but she is adorable
Preston is enjoying his job and is doing really well!
I was able to go on Trek and had an awesome experience!
I did my first batch of INDEXING! so much fun and addicting
Went to the splash pad a couple of times!
Went camping and hiking
Had Lani's Hawaiian Ice for the first time!
Went to the Jump and Bounce for Cam's birthday
Mom and Dad are loving their mission
Dad got called to be the assistant district leader! (I think) :)
oh , Preston and I got called to serve in the NURSERY :)

I can't think of anything else, but I hope to post more often.
I also want to write about some trips, our proposal story, honeymoon, anniversaries, anything that I can think of! I don't want to forget or loose these experiences! So I will be writing about them hopefully soon!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


So here we are after graduating from College. There hasn't been much going on for us! Preston started his job a couple of weeks ago. I haven't found a job yet. I haven't really been looking because I have been helping my sisters. Mal is now an Up With Kids! director! So that is what she has been working on the last year. These last three weeks were performances so that is why I have been helping her out. She gets her own groups next year.  
My mom and dad started their mission in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks ago. It has been such a great joy and overwhelming experience for them both.  I am happy for them. 
My last day in Rexburg, My dad and I went to Bear World one last time for a while. It was pouring rain but it was still awesome. It was the cub palooza! We got to meet the new cubs. I was even able to pet a couple of them. I got to touch a baby bear! It was neat!!
We also got a new kitten. Her name is Pippin :) She is so sweet.
Hopefully things work out and we will be able to keep her. 
I have been watching Joelle Carlile's twins and baby boy! They are adorable. It is every Thursday which is so nice :) 
Oh and Preston and I went to Cinderella Ballet this past week! It was so much fun!
 Well here are a couple of pictures....

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Exciting News... :)

Exciting News... :)
And no it's not an April Fools Joke...
So Preston got a call this morning and found out the he got the Job!
We are so grateful.
There has been so many tender mercies in our lives happening the last couple of weeks.
Preston can start working after graduation which is next week!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Next Week!

Next Week....
We are graduating from COLLEGE
What a wonderful experience it has been... Very hard but worth it :)
We have met so many great people and are grateful to have them in our lives.
It is sad to go, but happy as well
We get to move on to the next step in our lives.
It's scary but I think we're ready.
I have learned so much about myself. I can't wait to see what is in store for us.
I just can't believe that we will both have our Bachelor Degree's!
Maybe those all-nighters pulled off ;)
Well.... Bring on the next week of our last experiences of college.
I just know I couldn't have done this without the Savior's help as well as my husband's help.
I am so grateful.
Well... LET'S GO :)
 (I have a hard time staying motivated!!)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

LAST Semester of College for these Two!

So... Here we are...
It is our last semester of college.
I really can't believe how fast it has flown by!
I have grown so much.
I have accomplished so much the past 4 years.
I can't wait to see what life has in store for us!

Here is a picture of the two of us on our LAST first day of College :)