Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 8 years, 5 months, and 12 days ago.
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Nicknames have rarely stuck with me. My name isn’t one that can be shortened so there isn’t a natural nickname to associate with it so I never really had a nickname as a child. … When I graduated from college and started teaching I felt like I wished there was a ceremony or something in my culture that gave a new name to people when they reached a new stage in life to acknowledge the change, but I didn’t have a name I could change to. And then my students happened. Keep reading
When I started teaching school I met some amazing people. We had a sixth grade teacher at our school who showed me how her kids kept track of their reading. They each had a sheet of paper with a chart on it, one row for each book. The columns were title, author, pages, start, finish, and rating. I liked it. And since I’d recently started my own website (this one), I decided I’d turn the paper chart into an electronic one on my website and I started keeping track of all the books I read. And since I had more space than just a row on a chart I added in a review of the books as well. And that is how “Giggles Book Log” came to be. Keep reading
This is the part of my story as a reader where I became obsessed with Harry Potter. … This is the point of the story where everyone who knows me now rolls their eyes so far back into their head they see their brain stem. … I’ve never left a book store to a cheering crowd before. It was real amazing. … The books completely fill, left to right and top to bottom, a shelf on my bookcase. … And that’s the power of a good book (series). Keep reading
Temples are one of God’s greatest blessings to us here on Earth. In temples we can make sacred covenants with God as we progress towards exaltation, sealing us together as a family never to be separated, not even and especially, by death. And even more, we can act as proxy for our ancestors who have died and give them the chance to make those same covenants. How great is the love of our Heavenly Father that he does not deny anyone the opportunity for exaltation! Keep reading
From books I loved (and hated) as a child, through books I loved (and loathed) in high school, to the literary discoveries of books I loved (and discarded) in college. Library trips and book series (finished and unfinished). Authors to follow and unfollow. Keep reading
I overheard a woman at the dentist talking about how she was going to write a “historical autobiography” and I thought she probably didn’t understand the meaning of at least one of those words. … So I’m going to start semi-regularly writing my autobiography by topic. Feel free to suggest any topics you’d like to hear my story on. Keep reading
When I travel somewhere I know my time there is limited and I want to make the most out of every minute I have there and not miss a thing. So that means limited stopping time for eating, sleeping, and doing other necessities. I just go go go go go. And I love it. And then I come home and crash. Keep reading