"You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand." ~Irene C. Kassorla

Friday, August 27, 2010

On to the Next Chapter in Sara's Story...

Welp, I've moved into my new apartment, met my new roommates, and have just about completed my first week of school this semester. I'm taking some really fun classes like Ballroom and a Tennis class and some interesting ones like Humanities and Psychology, so I'm really excited for a new semester! I found out the other day that if all goes as planned, I can get my associates in April! So that's pretty exciting. My apartment is really cute and even nicer than my other one! I've got three really cute roommates that I already love and I can tell we're all going to become really close. I'm going to post some pictures somehow but I'm kind of limited because my camera is broken. Lame. (It's on my Christmas list). But I'll figure it out ;) Anyway.. let the good times begin!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Coming to the end of a wonderful chapter in Sara's Story

As most know, I've been staying at my sister and brother-in-law's house all summer working and helping out around the house in Georgia. Well... I leave today :( I'm going to miss them soo much! It's definitely bitter-sweet.What an incredible experience I've had! From working my first full-time job at an Orthodontist office to learning what it takes to be a mom, it's been quite the learning process this summer to say the least! Words can't express my gratitude to my sister, Cami who has let me take over a whole bedroom and bathroom in her house, eat her food, and making her take me back and forth to work every other week for about 3 1/2 months! Thanks for puttin' up with me Camayamaya :) It's been such a blessing to save some money for college, I'm gonna need it! Plus, like I said before, I've gotten a little taste of what it takes to be a real live mom! Cami and Erik trusted me enough to leave me with the kids for 4 days while they went to Las Vegas. Shocker, right? My goal was to just keep them alive till they got back! It actually turned out really well though! No problems whatsoever! We went to the pool, I took them on some walks in their wagon, Mcdonads, a church activity and  I even took them to the pet store and let them pick out a fish to take home (without Cami's knowledge by the way) oops. My bad. But they ended up LOVING Gill, the fish. Even though he looks like a worm that swims. Gabe absolutely insisted that the worm with fins was the one we needed to take home. Every morning Grace would get up and point to Gill and say, "Gi, Gi!!!!"and then laugh hysterically. Worth EVERY penny! And Gabe would go up to everyone we saw and say, "Hey, guess what? We have a new fish! And his name is Gill! He's visiting us for a while." Now, every morning he say's "Good morning Gill!" I had to win them over somehow, right? Anyway, that was the highlight of the weekend I think. The kids were angels (like they always are) and it was a good time! It's going to literally break my heart leaving them! I'm excited about a lot of things, but definitely not that! Who votes the Cannons move back to Utah?? MEEEEEEEEE!! Sigh.. I need my sisters closer to me. Cami? Laci? Lets be mature and come back home where you belong mmkay? Anyway, I just wanted to make sure Cami (and Erik and the babies of course) know how appreciative I am to them! This experience will help me the rest of my life!! Thank you sooo much for being such a good example to me in so many ways! You've taught me by example patience, love, having a good attitude when it's nearly impossible, doing things even if you don't want to and how important service is :) The light of Christ radiates from you! Wub you big sissner! Give the kids a kiss for me :)

Depew Orthodontics

This summer I had the incredible opportunity to work at Depew Orthodontics in Georgia. On of my friends Dad who used to be in Cami's ward hooked me up! It's not very often that jobs fall into your lap! Especially in this economy! Talk about a blessing! Everything worked out soooo well. Dr. Depew even runs an Orthodontic assisting college as well and he even signed me up for it online for FREE! And I can do it on my own time at my own pace! Everyone was so nice and welcoming to me and I made so many friendships, memories, and not to mention all the benefits I've gained from it! I even had a couple missionary experiences! I definitely lucked out :)

Shannon was sooooo nice to me! Love her!

Dr. D, Brittney and Shannon

They got me a cake! So cute and nice of them :) not to mention a card that they all signed and a $25 visa!