Sierra's View: October 2016

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween < Teaching


I would like to simply leave THIS POST here for you, just for old times sake. 

Oh man, it's going to be a long week ;) 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Little Notes (Fall 2016)

Hi, friends. It's been awhile since I've written one of these letters. I have had a crazy few months. I've been overwhelmed with my sixth grade classroom and it seems to have taken over my life. I'm aware that my life is wonderful, I'm just trying to get a hold of it! Haha.  Because I have so many photos on my phone, I wanted to share with you a glimpse into my life via my phone and Instagram with my little letters. Without further ado, here we go:

Dear Fifth Year of teaching: Where did time go? I began my school year teaching sixth grade and you would think that I have never taught before. I was stressed, overwhelmed and completely exhausted from the 33 students. I missed the gym way too much. I can't get wait to get back into the routine (yes, after 2 months of school) and get strong again.

Dear Elaine Dalton, Thank you for incredibly wonderful and life-changing fireside. Your words were exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for your candidness and goodness. Thank you LDS General Conference for affecting me positively and telling me things that I needed to hear.

Dear Coldplay, you had me crying when you sang "Fix You" and dancing the entire night. Thank you for being the best live concert that I've ever been to.

Dear Swiss Days,
This was one of the first years that I did not want to go back. I love all of the cute shops, but I could not handle the heat. However, it was a fun day with my sister in law and mother!

Dear Utah Fall, are you for real? You are seriously so incredibly gorgeous and I cannot stop taking pictures of you.

Dear Saylor, you are not supposed to lay on Kaydie Jo's hair, silly dog. 

Dear 2 year old Sierra, you are a piece, man. That scowl can move mountains. 

Dear 26 year old Sierra, you were cuter when you were scowling at age 2. 

Dear blogging events, I have been going to quite a few of you . I love meeting new friends and other bloggers at this event. Thank you for the outsource and wonderful world that I get to be apart of.

Dear Me,
Take a deep breath. You get the opportunity to teach wonderful sixth graders, write a great blog with amazing reader, read a ton of books, be in lots of clubs, an enjoy your physical exercise. SMILE. Also, get rid of that cold that is overtaking you. Have no fear though.. IT'S FALL BREAK!!!

All photos via Instagram. 

What little note would you write to yourself? 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

50 Date Night Questions.

The other night T Money and I were on a date and we were trying to ask each other some of the funniest, interesting, intriguing questions to get one another thinking. I thought to myself, "Everyone needs this list!" So, here 50 of the best date night, road trip, walking, late night pillow-talk questions to ask your spouse. 

1. What is your favorite story to tell people at parties to impress them?
2. What are you most insecure about? Why?
3. If we had one boy and one girl right now, what would you name them? 
4. What is one thing that you always wished you mom or dad would do, but they never did?
5. Do you believe in spanking your children?
6. If you were any Disney Prince or Princess, who would you be? Why? 
7. If you could meet one person from the Bible or Book of Mormon, who would you choose?
8. What language would you like to master?
9. Where is one place you would NEVER move? (Realistically...) 
10. What is the funniest thing that I do?
11. What's the dumbest thing that you have ever cried about?
12. What time do you think your children should go to bed?
13. What is my favorite article of clothing to wear?
14. If you were to buy clothes somewhere for me, where would you go?
15. Have you ever pooped your pants?
16. If you were to change one thing about our wedding day, what would you change?
17. Would you like it if we switched jobs?
18. What is your least favorite thing that I watch on tv?
19. What is your favorite tv show or movie that we have watched together? 
20. If you were to describe me in three colors, what colors would you choose?
21. Who, of my friends, is your favorite? 
22. What did your teachers say to you when you were child?
23. What's your favorite social media? (Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat)
24. What is your favorite age to be around for kids? 
25. What is your favorite cereal?
26. If you were to decorate or re-decorate our bedroom, what colors would you use?
27. What is your biggest pet peeve?
28. If money was automatically no object, what is the first thing that you would buy right now?
29. If you could focus on one talent that you do not have, what would it be? 
30. What are you most physically attracted to? 
31. What is your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon? 
32. If you could have an animal (or another one), what would you be? 
33. What makes you angrier than it should?
34. What is one thing that you wish your parents would have taught you?
35. Do you really like to read? If so, what's your favorite genre to read?
36. What are two things that you do to help you calm down when you're angry or stressed?
37. What is one thing that I wish you would do when I'm anxious, angry, upset. 
38. Where is somewhere you really want to travel?
39. What area in your life do you feel like you constantly need to work on? Why do you think it is such a struggle for you?
40. What is a date that you want to go on together that we haven't done?
41. What is your favorite thing that I do sexually?
42. When is a time that you have felt the furthest from God (or a higher power). 
43. What is one thing that you expect me to do with the kids (besides cooking, dressing them, the basics)? 
44. What superpower do you wish you had?
45. What is your favorite song to listen to in the car? 
46. Tacos or cheeseburgers?
47. If you could choose one snack food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
48. What's your favorite Halloween costume you've ever been? 
49. If you were a character in any sitcom, what sitcom would you choose? 
50. What do you love about me most? 

Whew. We did it! You made it! 

What are some questions you would add? 

Monday, October 17, 2016

In-Laws, Am I Right?

remember how I look more like my in laws than my own family? 

Yes, I am aware that I go to a lot of weddings. And yes, I am aware that I post a lot of pictures. The past few months have been so insane!!! This past week, my brother in law, Jack got married in the Logan temple. It was a fun weekend with the family and so many great memories with family! Some say that in-laws can be difficult, and yes, my Charlesworth fam is not perfect, but I love them (and they love me, even if they won't admit it). I got lucky with the in-law department. Huzzah.


He's super happy. 

Beautiful Logan temple! 

My hot date. 

What a nerd. Preppyyyyy. 

The whole Charlesworth gang. 

T Money and Me with the Bride and Groom. 

Charlesworth cousins! 

The view from the reception! 
Not the best picture of the kids. Haha. 

singing their little hearts out! Haha! 

Friday, October 14, 2016


Back a gazillion years ago (okay, only August), I went to the Coldplay concert. It was seriously the BEST concert that I have ever been to. Ever. The whole night I just danced and sang my heart out. I cried during Fix You. My heart was so happy. If Coldplay ever comes to your city, you HAVE to see them live. What an amazing evening. Even though we had crap seats, it was worth every single penny. Don't mind the sweaty pictures. We were dancing incredibly and singing our little hearts out pretty intensely. 

Looking a liiiiiiiitle wiped. Haha. 

Best picture of me ever taken. 
And, now, a video from the amazing evening!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I like to pretend to do photography....

...especially in Nature in the Fall.
Like I stated yesterday, Fall in Utah is what I think Heaven will be like. I cannot stop hiking, driving, and taking pictures of this gorgeous season. I just want to leave these pictures here for you all to enjoy. These are all from multiple days and the many excursions and hikes that I go on (hence the different colors and clouds and skies in many of the pictures). Take a minute and go outside today. Go for a walk outside. Take time to take a deep breath OUTSIDE. Take some photos. It's good for the soul.

Also, I want to give you guys a little precursor to whats on my mind. I am planning on using these pictures that I take of my photography on cards for a little business. I need some feedback. Would you buy these cards?! What is the best online way to sell these? Just through my blog, etsy, etc?

*Please do not take these photos without permission.

What is your favorite season?