Thursday, April 30, 2009

Feeling Old

  • This month marks my 5 year anniversary for Law School Graduation.
  • This month marks my 10 year anniversary for College Graduation.
  • I get aches and pains all over my body after playing a simple game of tennis.
  • I just watched "17 Again" and the flashback to the main character's high school was my actual high school experience.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Quick Trip to Utah

Troy, Erica and I made a quick weekend trip to Utah in order to attend Grandma Tegeder's funeral. It was a bittersweet time - it was great to see family, but we missed Grandma. Here are some pictures from the trip.

We flew in Friday morning, the day of the funeral. Erica enjoying the airplanes at the airport.

Grandpa Tegeder and his children at the funeral.

Erica loving her Uncle Brad.

Grandpa Tegeder used to be head of the deaf school in Ogden, so some deaf friends showed up to the funeral. Troy's sister, Molly, was able to interpret for them.

After the funeral, we had a nice dinner at the church. Here is Troy's dad and Grandpa.

That weekend, Troy's entire immediate family stayed at his cousin's house in Kaysville. It was so nice to have a place where everyone was together. Erica absolutely adored her cousins and had a great time playing with them. They were so cute with her too.

The next day we went to Sonja's wedding shower at Aunt Jane's house. She is getting married in a few weeks. We will be leaving for Seattle soon. Can't wait.

After the shower we had a family dinner with the Tegeder side.

On Sunday, everyone started leaving town. We went to visit Grandpa one more time before heading home.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Grandma Tegeder

Troy's paternal grandmother passed away on Tuesday. We will be making a quick trip to Utah this weekend to attend her funeral. She was a wonderful lady, but we are grateful that she is no longer suffering and has returned to a better place. We love you Grandma!! Her obituary is below.

E. Bernice Korsmeyer Tegeder1923 – 2009

E. Bernice Korsmeyer Tegeder, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on April 21, 2009 at the age of 85 following a short illness from complications related to a colon infection.

She was born on September 21, 1923 at Meredosia, Illinois to Charles Louis Korsmeyer and Bertha Johanna Lovekamp Korsmeyer. She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois—the first in her family to attend college. Her education was interrupted during WWII as she accepted an assignment from Morgan County, Illinois, to be a war-time school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. Because education was important to her, she was very proud that all four of her children graduated from college. She also worked as a bank teller in Meredosia.

In 1950 she began a 58 and a half year marriage to her teenage sweetheart, Robert William Tegeder. They began their life together in Detroit, Michigan; moved to Ogden, Utah in 1957; and settled in Clearfield, Utah, in 1978. She devoted her life to caring for her husband and children.

She and her family lived on the campus of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Ogden while her husband was the Superintendent from 1960 to 1978. During that time, she tirelessly and faithfully performed the duties as the unofficial First Lady of the Schools. She was the hostess to visiting educators and administrators, and she supported and attended countless school functions and events. She was also an avid sports fan, always rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Jazz and Weber State.

She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogden, for 52 years, the entire time she lived in Utah. While her children attended St. Paul Lutheran School, she was the organist for the weekly chapel services and yearly school operettas.

She is survived by her loving husband, four children, Robert William Tegeder, Jr., (Wendy) of Renton, Washington; Marjorie Ruth Tegeder of Clearfield; Jane Ellen Cameron (Randy) of Salt Lake City; and Alice Ann Peterson (Randy) of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her only sibling, Mabel Louise (Korsmeyer) Staake.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3329 Harrison Blvd. in Ogden, Utah. Friends may call at the church on Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 North Fairfield Road A viewing will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Funeral Directors, Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary Send condolences to the family at

County Fair

On Monday we took Erica to the county fair. She LOVED it way more than I thought she would. Thank goodness our neighbors were with us because Erica was too short to ride alone and I was too big to get on the rides. So, Erica got to try her first rides with ney-ney. I am surprised she didn't get scared. In fact, she was smiling most of the time.

Petting an elephant. We opted not to pay the $10 to sit on him and walk around in a circle. Although, we did opt to pay way too much money on rides and cotton candy. I guess that is just the nature of overpriced fairs and the 97 degree heat going to my head.

Riding a HUGE slide. I think I was more scared than the girls.

The obligatory fair picture.

Pooped by the end of the day.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Our Easter was complete with Easter baskets in the morning (filled mostly with candy, but also a shape puzzle, shape/color flashcards and an Elmo coloring book), coloring eggs with the neighbors, church, having dinner with some friends and then an Easter egg hunt. Erica had one too many M&Ms and was bouncing off the walls for most of the day. I've never seen her so hyper. Of course, candy was the first thing she asked for when she woke up the following morning.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Cutest Hats

Remember my friend that makes the Blooming Buttons. Well, she is also very talented at making these adorable hats. Check them out at:

Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm Ethical

I have to tell somebody and Troy is sick and asleep on the couch, so whoever reads this blog first gets to hear the good news. I passed my ethics test!! Woohoo!!!!! This is only one of many requirements for getting a license to practice, but it is one less thing I have to worry about now.

The test had 60 questions and Arizona requires you to get a scaled score of 86. The scale ranges from 50 (low) to 150 (high), so 100 would be average. I got a 127. This score blew me out of the water. I've had to take this test two other times for Utah and California and I scored in the 80s both times.

Here's hoping the bar exam goes just as well. I was actually stuying contracts at the moment, but was falling asleep and came to check my email to wake me up. So glad I did.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Erica Quarter Dancing

My creative sister-in-law once told me about an idea: Tape quarters to the bottom of your kid's shoes and let them tap away. We tried it out today!! Bonus points to anyone who can name that song in the background.