Monday, May 10, 2010

Kelly Bellly Boo Boo Boo!!!

So my little sister Kelly moved up here this Fall for school and made my life so much brighter!!! I love, love, love my family and so having one of them living close to me is a dream come true.

For mother's day we got Kelly a cookbook. I figured this would be a good present since I didn't learn to cook until we got married, I thought that she could start now. Good luck cooking SEESTER!Kelly and Emmy getting their Cuddle on. Our fabulous Cousin Theresa. I love this girl like monkeys love bananas.
Kelly and Theresa helping me make treats for Bunco night at my house.
The sis and I, Oh I love having Kelly here and I can't wait for Ashley to make her way up here too.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Master Cahlan

Here we are at the Commencement for Cahlan"s Graduation w/ crazy amounts of people. Elder D. Todd Christofferson gave a fantastic speech.

Walking across the stage. You can see his master's hood. YAY!
Here he is; Master of Instructional Psychology and Technology

With the fam afterwards. We are so proud of Daddy. during the ceremony Emmy was amazed to see all of the people walking across the stage all dressed in their robes. She said "Mommy, I want to do that some day!" I promise there was no coercion on my part to get her to say that.

I'm so proud of the hubbster. He has worked SOOO hard for the past couple of years not only at school but at work, at his calling and also teaching a class, on the the side, "for fun". Despite all of this he has made our family a priority. The other night I woke up at about 4:30am and found no husband by my side. Upon further investigation I discovered that he had been working straight since about 8:30 the night before. I was going to give him a piece of my mind but couldn't find him. Finally I heard him talking to Cohen in his room. He was obviously trying to console our upset almost 2 year old. I heard him saying "It's ok, it's ok... do you have an owie? Can I kiss it all better?" I love this man.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Utah Student 25

Although the Utah 25 was back in November I thought I should do a post about it FINALLY! So back in October we found out that Sharp Media was ranked in the top 25 of student Entrepreneur run companies in Utah. It was a bit of a surprise but very exciting. We didn't realize how big the competition actually was. It includes all Universities in Utah. The event was held at the Grand America Hotel. It was a black tie affair. I should also mention that before the event they called Cahlan in for a video interview, we thought they had probably just chosen him randomly, well....

Here is a nice shot of our table all of Sharp Media and Cahlan's parents' and a couple from another company. The food was awesome and of course I have to say something about the food because that is always what I am so concerned with.

The governor even came and spoke. So I got a picture, because I am a dork and acted like a total tourist the whole time.
So when we found out that Sharp Media was in the top 25 we were fully expecting to be somewhere in the bottom 10-5. They started calling companies beginning with the 25th and worked their way up well when it got to about 9 and we hadn't seen them play any other video's yet we started to get pretty excited. 8,7,6 come and go. Then 5 first video. Ah Ha so we made it into the top 5! Then 4 SHARP MEDIA!! We were so, so, so excited, And honestly pretty surprised.

Here it is the shiny piece of glass that says that Sharp Media rocks the eLearning industry.

The boys that make it all happen. Dustin Christensen, Mark Hemingway and of course Cahlan.
The women who make it all possible, Me, Janarae Hemingway and Genie Christensen.
The lover and and me. It's amazing how happy such a little piece of glass can make you.

Cahlan's Parents, came to support. They were so proud and have always been so encouraging. We love their faces and were so happy to be able to share this exciting occasion with them.

Since the Utah 25 there have been a couple of articles that BYU has published on him and the company, as well as an article in the Utah CEO Magazine. YOU GO BOY!!

Cahlan has worked so hard over the past 3 years since the company started. Cahlan has grown so much and continues to amaze me by all he does. He will be graduating with his Master's degree this April; I can not even begin to express how proud I am of him. Besides Sharp Media Cahlan has also been teaching a class at UVU (for fun) and working on his degree at BYU as well as fulfilling his calling as the Elder's Quorum President. Despite all of this he has still somehow managed to keep us (me and the kids) as his top priority. I say this not to brag that I have the most amazing husband in the entire world :) but I say it because I know he doesn't always get the credit that I feel he deserves. I love him more every day and couldn't ask for anything more.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like.... it's not Christmas anymore.

Despite the fact that Christmas was 2 months ago I decided that it is never too late to do a blog post. So here it goes Christmas time in the Sharp household (in a nutshell).

Before Emmy's Christmas dance recital. This is Emmy and her best friend Summer.

Most of the girls from the class, pre-recital.

The actual dance. It was so cute. Emmy is the one on the far right just standing there she stood just like this the whole time. It was pretty funny and so cute.

Good Show flowers! She was so proud of herself.

Sitting on Santa's lap. Emmy asked for a little Mermaid doll. Cohen just survived .

Picking out a Christmas tree.Emmy was cold and not amused. Turns out I'm pretty allergic to real Christmas trees. I broke out in a rash all over and couldn't breath out of my nose.

Just a few of the, what seemed like millions of Christmas cookies we made this year it was fun. I really love making these cookies.

Our Christmas Eve spread with all the Sharp's.

So we forgot to save some Christmas cookies for Santa so he got vanilla wafers.

Santa was really good to the kiddos this year.

Emmy's stuff

Cohen's stuff.

Emmy wanted to write a letter to Santa.

He wrote one back to her. What a nice guy.

Our Christmas Turkey. It was our first time to ever make a turkey.Yes that would be lots and lots of butter under the the skin of the turkey. Just one of the many reasons why I'm running a 160 something mile relay race.