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Ali Tells All

July 13, 2015
I think we all find a time in our lives when we think and try to do much more than we can handle.  
That has been my life in a nut shell the past several months.  
So, what do I do?
I take a step back and give myself a break.  
This has been one of the best things for me.  My mind is clear, I have more ideas coming, I feel refreshed, and I finally feel like I can get a hold on my life now. 
Now, Ali tells All.  
Scott and I have enjoyed watching the Bachelorette this season.  All I have to say say is that we are so grateful we didn’t have to go through something like that to find each other.  It’s entertaining and sad all at the same time.  Entertaining, because then drama those men, or should I say boys, bring to the show is hilarious! The things that they all through emotionally makes me so sad…it has to be so rough to have such strong feelings for someone, then turn around and that someone has those strong feelings for someone else too.  Ugh…what a nightmare!  
About a month ago we moved…YaYY!!!!
We were both getting pretty tired of driving to far to get to and from work.  I had been looking for months for somewhere to move that would be a decent size and for a decent price.  I looked and looked and looked.  Then, we found a town home that we really liked and thought it would be perfect! Sadly, that didn’t work out.  So, we looked and looked again.  Luckily, we found another place that was a little bigger and quite a bit cheaper too, BONUS!!!  I went and looked at it and immediately felt that is where we were supposed to be.  It took a little while, but we finally found out we got it and would be moving very soon after.  
I’ll show more pictures as the house gets put together.  It has been a lot of work, so we’re still working 🙂
We are now living in Lehi, and absolutely love it.  Scott is only 4 minutes away from work, and I’m only 20 now, and yes, that is is huge improvement…my drive is half of what it used to be. 
For the summer we have Scott’s two younger brothers living with us.  It has been quite an adjustment for me, because the only boys that I have lived with are my dad and Scott.  Let’s just say Scott quickly learned my habits of cleanliness and he has been so patient and learned to help out with my pet peeve of cleanliness.  Adding two more boys to the house was a bit shocking at first, but now I love having them there.  I don’t know what we’ll do without them.   We have our routines with each other and it’ll be so sad without them.  Almost every day, we all get up and go to work, then we all come home at different time, but when we’re all home we head over to the gym and spend time there working out.  Scott LOVES having his brothers to workout with.  They all love exercise and have seen a lot of progress through the program they are all doing together.  I go and get my workout in and have my “alone” time.  It is so fun and I can only imagine what everyone at the gym thinks when they see us all walk in and out together, if only they knew we were the famous “Gowdy Gang” haha. 
Enjoying a night of golfing together.
Work is going great for me and I am so happy to be able to stay in the same grade this next year!  It was sad saying good bye to my students, especially those that I had for the past two years.  They have been such a big part of my life, but now it’s time to move on and get attached to a new group of students.  
On the side I have started a school blog that I should get up and running a few weeks after school starts.  I’m hoping to share my teaching ideas and different things that I use to supplement what my school provides for us to teach our students.  I have created things of my own, and found many other teacher bloggers that have helped me a lot of the past years.  
My students have been my kids for years now, through my schooling with the classes I have taken allowing me to gain experience in classrooms to better my teaching skills, to having classes of my own.  I have loved those kids and have so many memories with them, but I long for the day when I can have kids of my very own.  
For the last year Scott and I have dreamed of starting a family of our own, but due to some medical issues, that hasn’t quite happened in the timing that we hoped.  I worked with one doctor, who ended up not being very helpful at all through this.  Earlier this year I switched over to another doctor, who is wonderful and has a lot of experience with patients that have the same condition as me.  He has been beyond helpful and we are really hoping that he is the one that will be able to help us live our dream of being parents.  
All I know is that our loving Heavenly Father has a plan for each and every one of us.  It may not be our plan and we may not know or understand why, but He knows us better than we do.  I trust Him and know that everything happens for a reason.  
Well, my friends, I think that’s a wrap for “Ali Tells All” this time around.  We love you all and hope you are doing well.  

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