Friday, February 27, 2009

Flower surprise

So i keep forgetting but my mom sent me FLOWERS!! it was such a surprise. I came into the living room and the mail man must of put them inside our apartment. Travis says "depending on who these are from someone might be dead" but they weren't from any past stalkers just my loving mother. She and my dad were so proud of me for passing my test!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


The first 3 people to leave me a comment on this entry gets a free gift from me this year. I am in the mood to serve and give. So if you read this and post i will be giving you a gift this year out of no where so ready set GO

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I passed the proficiency test finally. I am so glad. i honestly felt the lift off my shoulders. If you don't know what the proficiency exam i have been struggling with i will explain if you do know what it is you can skip the following paragraph
: I am taking this class called Assessments and Evaluation. It is the hardest class in the ECSE major and the ECSE major is the hardest major on campus thus making it the hardest class at BYUI (i swear there was a study through advising) so this class all about testing students and diagnosing them with disabilities. It includes all sorts of statistics and norms that are incredibly difficult to understand because there are a thousand different things that effect the outcome. So if you know my deep anxiety when it comes to testing you can only imagine an entire class on it. Also to add even more to the situation i really don't approve of assessments and labels so i really hate the subject. Oh it is life.
Anyways so i had to get 90% and i got a 77%,80%,81%,86.5%,83%,88%, then finally a 90!%!!!! yay 7th times a charm.

I was so glad my teacher worked with me one on one to help me. I made him this candy poster. If you can't read it good enough it says "Brother Cloward, don't "SNICKER" but i wanted to Thank you "MOUNDS" for all your help. you helped me "SKCOR" my best, i wanted to "ROLO"ver and die but you we happy to "TAKE 5" and help me out. My heart and soul rand out in a SYMPHONY" thanks again Courtney Mattoon" I was, am and will always be a brown noser thanks to my mother. ha ha and its something i will pass down to my own children i am sure. but now i can finally concentrate on much more than the percentiles represented by standard deviation.
This week has been a great one full of sunshine and treats. Me and Travis went out to Applebees to celebrate, i made chicken squares for dinner and we ate cheesecake and tapioca pudding (on separate nights) All the snow is melting and its hopefully warming up. I can see that spring is here! yay

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines day

I made these valentines for my friend Jennifer's kids for valentines day. I wanted to do a service for her and her family so i decided to make the kids' class valentines. They turned out really cute i had a lot of fun making them and then made matching boxes for each kid.

I made this for her little girl going to preschool. I made the box all pink and girly. I made little butterflys that fluttered when you shook the sucker stick

This one was my favorite i made little airplanes out of a stick of gum to mints and a pixy stick then for the box i made a little airport run way.

Last i made aliens and a space ship box. I used my sewing machine to make the mouth and it was fun to sew paper. i will have to post what i am have been sewing love it

Hope you have a wonderful Valentines day!
PS i still haven't past my test and i am dying i just want to get a 90% for crying out loud!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Oh the things i have seen in the past 2 weeks

Man it has been a long time since i posted!! this is unlike me!! but it has seemed that nothing in my life has really transpired besides STUDYing!! wow this weekend holds some sort of fate for me. I have to pass a proficiency exam to be able to complete this class called assessments!! duh duh dun!! if you know me at all you know i struggle with test taking so enough said about that one.
Another thing that is note worthy. We now have a child!! Its name is Spooner:

This is Travis baby. I now come Third. Sports, spooner, courtney!! just kidding
Also i have thought i was prego my eggo but i saw this

But it sure has made me think about what if i was and how me and trav would make room for a little one in our busy lives. I am still on birth control but this would have been one of those miracle one percenters!!

finally i have started working out. I still don't have a clue what i am doing but i am trying my best. I called the elliptical the oblictical and described it as not the running thing and not the stair thing but the thing you do both at the same time. I put a picture of this old lady on here because i probably act a lot more like her than you think. I think my heart rate was like 209!! man i am pathetic!!

We hope everything is going wonderful with everyone else!! have a great presidents weekend!!

99 things

Here are the rules: Bold the things you’ve done and post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band - at the EMP!!
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris- 1/2 way
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee