Friday, June 20, 2008


As a lot of you know Dane has a prosthetic leg.  Despite the difficulties it brings, there is also a lot of laughter with it.  For instance my nephew wanting a "peg leg" like his Uncle Dane or the other day as Dane was in the bathroom a little 6 yr old came up to him, (as he's peeing) and says "man, what happened to your leg" and went on for about 15 minutes.  Apparently he had just watched transformers and thought it was pretty cool.
Anyways, its hard to explain what has happened to nieces and nephews let alone the inquisitive 1st grader.  So, our story has become like this, dane didn't have good leg so the doctors had to get him a new one and we call it the "robot Leg".  Although it never just ends at that with the question after question of the little kids mind wanting to know more and more.  
So one day Dane visited my classroom with shorts on and the kids eyes are automatically just staring and wanting to know what was going on, but I of course tried to keep them working.  I walked Dane out then came back into the classroom with all of my ESL(english as a second language) students grouped into a cluster.  One of my favorite students came up to me, (obviously coerced by the rest of the group) and asked, "Mrs. Tidwell.... Is your husband really a ROBOT???"  I didn't know what to say, because I just had to hold the laughter in.... I was dying.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


We went to a fun restaruant right off the beach.... Then after the boys went for a swim in the ocean.  It was such a fun day.
Even though we got caught in i think the worst rain storm I have EVER seen, it was crazy; the windshield wipers couldn't keep up............

MyRTle BEAch


Fathers day Whit and I decided to have the guys go golfing in Myrtle Beach- since it is only an hour south of Wilmington/.. So while they golfed we shopped. :)
Not a bad idea, right///

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Dane and I were set up on a blind date, by my now sister in-law.
I was teaching at my school and she happened to be substituting.
I recognized her from Snow, and she mentioned to set us up and since I loved blind dates I was all about it.  Our first date we went out with her and Dane's brother.  
 My first impressions of Dane were that he was super cute and tall which I loved, but not for me................ Little did I know he felt the same way!!! Who knows what happened but I guess we kinda just fell for each-other.  We were engaged a year ago, June, at Lake Powell.  Dane was selling in Oregon for the summer, so he came home to visit and we went to visit his sister's family in Page.  He mentioned on the way down that we should go on a hike, so of course I had a bit of suspissions, but when we got out of the car, there was no ring in the pocket (of course I had to check) and he didn't even grab a blanket, so I was a little saddened, but to my surprise his sister had set it all up for us.  It was overlooking the point and during the sunset. BEAUTIFUL!!!  We were married August 24th in the Manti Temple.  Our honeymoon was spent in Mexico on the caribbean (very relaxing).  We then lived in Taylorsville for the school year while Dane attended SLCC working on pre-reqs. and I taught 1st grade in Taylorsville.
Dane wants to become a nurse anesthetist (kinda like an anathesiologist). 
He absolutley loves that stuff, which I am very thankful for because I can't even go to a hospital without getting a little whoozie......The school year went great and fast for us both.! 
In may Dane headed to North Carolina where he is working and selling security systems.  I just barely arrived a few days ago and am loving it here.  We live right on the coast and I get to spend the most time I ever have with my husband because I'm not working like a maniac... Which is why I have started to "blog"  We'll see how long it lasts though, I'm not to good at this stuff, but it should be fun....
So that's our story up until August when everything will change once again, but
truly I like not knowing what will come next................ :)