Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Movin' Our Bodies Blues"

It has almost been three weeks since I started my music class.
Three more days, and it's over.
Time, why do you go so quickly?

Well, the end of class means finals week. Woo hoo! (with a heavy dose of sarcasm). So for my final teaching project, we had the opportunity to go into a classroom and teach a song to the kids. I got in contact with Mrs. Williams, my mentor teacher for my previous block of practicum. She was actually my Kindergarten teacher back in the day, so it was so much fun to be able to spend five weeks in her class as a Level 2 student. She now teaches 1st grade, and holy smokes, those little 1st graders just melted my heart. I don't know if it is because this is the age group I'm meant to teach, or if I just had one incredible experience, but I'm kind of sold on teaching the younger grades when I finally have a classroom of my own.

Anyway, I was able to go back to her class today with Heather for our final project. And let me tell you, we were welcomed with lots of sticky hugs and excited children. Those kids make you feel like you're a celebrity. "Miss Bagley!" "Miss Bagley!" I will always have a soft spot in my heart for them. And they were so darling to participate for the activity today. We taught a song titled "Movin' Our Bodies Blues" and one called "Goodbye, Everyone". We were required to film it to show our professor and Heather, the talented girl she is, posted it on Youtube so I could have a copy.

Check out these sweethearts that I got to spend a month with. Jealous? Here is just a taste of what I'm looking forward to doing in the future. It makes me SO excited to think about being a teacher one day. AH! :)

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Royal Wedding, Disney style.

Alright, so the Royal Wedding is kind of old news at this point. It happened a while ago and the hype is dying down. Which means this is probably old news too, but my boss (who is OBSESSED in the Royal Wedding, in every possible way) emailed me this picture the other day and I was blown away. Let's just say that Disney is reeeeally good at what they do. Obviously. See what I mean?

This picture is awesome! And the Royal Wedding was just delightful. Kate Middleton is one darling woman. I think everyone has fallen in love with her. I sure have. Well done, Prince William.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to the most amazing and beautiful woman in the world.

I am so grateful for my mom and all that she has done for me. What an incredible example she is. I could go on and on about her. But, instead, I created this "Prezi" all about her. (You know how people ask, "when will I ever use this in real life?" about a school assignment? Well, this Prezi software is something that I had to learn in my Instructive Technology class last semester. So Professor Shelton, I am doing some real-life application now. He would be so proud!)

Here is the link to the Prezi. I sure think my mom is great! Hope you enjoy :)
http://prezi.com/4kuvn7_mjo-p/marja-a-mother-who-knows/

And here are just a few pictures (that are included in the prezi) of my mom that I just love!

Engagement photo!


Love you mom. Happy Mother's day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Be-Lated Birthday, Big Brother!

Happy Birthday Matt!

So I'm a few days late in posting this, but it's the thought that counts right? My big brother Matthew Greg Bagley was born 22 years ago on May 3. And what a great 22 years he has lived so far. He's a great brother! He truly is.

His birthday fell during finals week this year, so he was pretty swamped on his actual day. But the Sunday before we had a nice dinner at my grandparent's house, which kicked off the festivities. Then on his actual birthday, we opened a few gifts that night. A couple days later we went to Hamilton's for a legit birthday celebration. I'd say that spreading a birthday out over about 5 days is an awesome way to do it. I'm committing that idea to memory for my birthday this year! :)

Opening presents on Matt's birthday

Birthday dinner at Hamilton's

So in celebration of my awesome brother, I thought that I would post 22 facts about him...one for each year. I am the only person in this world that gets to experience being his sister [because I am his only sister] so that's pretty cool, right? I have the inside scoop that peeps wouldn't know about him. :)

1. He is super organized in every area of his life. I can't think of one "messy" thing about him.
2. He works at the Kater Shop, which is feeding his love for dress clothes. His newest obsessions are paisley ties and fitted, colored shirts.
3. Matt has always been a "man". Ever since he was little, he has been perfectly dressed, had a perfect smile and been on his best behavior. I don't think he's broken the rules. Ever.

4. He is going to South America in a month to study abroad.
5. He is so incredibly smart. And he studies faithfully. It's pretty impressive.
6. He loves basketball. This love began at an early age with the Utah Jazz. Back in the days of Stockton, Malone, Hornacek, and Ostertag. A piece of his heart died when the Jazz lost to the Bulls in the NBA Finals.

7. He is studying finance and economics at USU and will graduate next spring.
8. He is secretly RICH. He claims otherwise, but I know that he's got a stash of mula in his bank account.
9. It is funny to watch him prepare his food. He has a very particular way in which he does it.
10. He served his mission to the Tucson, Arizona Spanish Speaking Mission.

11. We share a bathroom. He freaks out when he sees hair, but I can't help it...everyone sheds, right?
12. He has a good voice, but he would never sing a solo for anyone.
13. He had a girlfriend named Veronica in high school. Thankfully, she died when he went on his mission. (If you don't know about Veronica, who isn't really an actual person, that's a story for another post).

This is NOT Veronica. No one knows what she looks like. But Matt does have a thing for girl friends. Not girlfriends. There is a difference. :)

14. He was the father of the "White Knight" in high school. This was his white truck that unfortunately is also dead now.
15. Once upon a time, Matt had a deep love for Abba and James Blunt.
16. He speaks in this real bizarre voice from time to time. If only I had a recording of it, because no one will probably believe this.
17. Matt knows so much about the gospel. Whenever I have a question about a gospel topic, I ask my dad. If my dad isn't sure about the answer, he asks Matt. Matt usually always has an answer.
18. He got a perfect score playing scripture baseball. I wouldn't believe it, but I was there.
19. He hates the games Phase Ten and Apples to Apples.
20. Matt is quite charming. Always has been, always will be.

21. He is going to be incredibly successful in life. I have no doubt about it.
22. Although he is not perfect, he's on his way. He's the best big brother I could have ever asked for.

Happy Birthday, Matt! Here's to another 22 years of an incredible life.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer. Woot woot!

It's official.
Summer is HERE baby!
Ah, I'm so glad.
It's going to be great!
I'm so glad.
Warm sun, relaxation, no homework.
I'm so glad.
Freedom!
Did, I mention I'm SO glad? :)

Alright I might be lying a little if I said this summer is going to be laid back and easy breezy. In fact, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have any homework. What do I mean? Well, here are some of the things that I get to look forward to this summer:

Music class

Yes, it's true. I am taking a class this summer. But I'm glad that I'm doing it. I have to take an "Elementary School Music (teaching)" class for my major, so I figured I might as well do it this summer. It's every morning for two hours, but it's over in 3 weeks. Totally my kind of class. And secretly, I'm really excited!

Pickleville Playhouse

Yes, I did give in and decided to do it one last summer. I had some other plans that fell through this summer so I chose to do something that I love once more. Performing is one of those habits that I just can't break, and I figure that while I'm single and able to do it, why not? I can pretty confidently say this will probably be my last summer doing the PVP thing, so I'm going to live it up for all it's worth! Trust me, mid-summer I'm going to be asking why I did it, but it's all SO worth it in the end.

Modesto, California

This is still a plan in the works. But my dear friend Camille (Bales) Griffin and her family moved out to Modesto this summer for her hubby to sell security systems. I have this serious travel bug right now and I'm dying to go visit! It's about an hour away from San Fransisco and she says it's a blast there. So I don't quite know when, but it's in my planner to take a mini vacation out there. I can't wait!

Admissions Office

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This is the campus tour video on USU's website. I help with campus tours in the Admissions Office.
Recognize the voice of the narrator? :)


I'll still be living the dream in the Admissions Office this summer. It's such a fantastic job though. I honestly love it. There is not a day that I go to work dreading what I do or wishing I could work somewhere else. I'd argue that I have one of the best student worker jobs on campus. I get to meet a lot of fun people and I love the ones that I work with. It's super! So I feel very lucky that I get the opportunity to continue working and making money this summer. No, I'm not making the big bucks like some of those summer salesman, but it'll suffice.

My birthday

I will finally no longer be a teenager! To be completely honest, I feel like I'm turning 21, not just 20. But hey, I'll take 20 for sure. It's better than being a teenager. I went out with a boy yesterday day who is 25. We figured out that he was a freshman in high school when September 11 happened. I was in 5th grade. Weird. But totally okay now that we're both in college. So needless to say, I can't wait to be 20. It's just going to be one long year until I'm officially an adult!

Mmmmkay, so this isn't like the world's most exciting summer plans. I know, I know. One of these summers I'm going to leave Logan and have one heck of an experience. Mark my words. But I'm just excited for a little change. That's one thing I like about living the college life. Every 3 or so months, schedules are mixed up and changed around. It keeps life exciting and new. And it'll be time for the new fall semester before I know it. Oh boy, one more year closer to having to be a grown up.

So hooray for summer. Hooray for warmth. Hooray for fun. Hooray for reading books I never get to read during the year. Hooray for family reunions. Hooray for old friends coming home to visit. Hooray for the many weddings of friends happening this summer. Hooray for sand volleyball at nights. Hooray for fireworks. Hooray for barbecues. Hooray for baseball games. Hooray for tans. Hooray for boating.

This list could seriously go on and on...