Saturday, December 13, 2008
2. Real tree or Artificial? Pre lit artificial tree
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgivng
4. When do you take the tree down? Christmas day or the day after
5. Do you like eggnog? Love it! I discovered Chocolate EggNog this year and it is amazing!!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Easy Bake Oven
7. Hardest person to buy for? Mom
8. Easiest person to buy for? Me
9. Do you have a nativity scene? No
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? There have been a few bad ones...but nothing too horrific.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Elf and White Christmas
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I feel like it
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Probably
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mom's Cooking
16. Lights on the tree? Lots of them
17. Favorite Christmas song? Baby it's Cold Outside, Santa Baby, and Hark the Herold Angels Sing
18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? Go home...to the family
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Nope
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? nothing
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Mom fluctuated
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? busy stores
23. What theme or color are you using? Pink...Charity and I have a pink tree
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey, Ham, Dressing, lots of veggies, and even more desserts
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? a full paid scholarship
Thursday, December 11, 2008
So, I am officially done with my first semester back at school. I have had a lot of great experiences this semester. I never thought I would say this but I am really sad that it is over even though I know that a new semester is just weeks away. I have to say that at times I feel like I spent too much time judging people and not enough time loving them and that has caused me to not be as close to some people as I could have. Over the past few weeks I feel like I have got to know so many amazing people and I am sad that some of those people will not be returning next semester. Anyways to tell you about my week. On Tuesday night we did a present swap at Charity's apartment. It was a ton of fun. I really do enjoy Charity's roommates. They are amazing. On Wednesday night we went to her neighbor's and had a tacky Christmas/ugly sweater party. It was ton of fun. We played the, "Honey, do you love me game." I can not keep a straight face to save my life. And tonight was the final night of the semester. We ended with nothing other than an The Office party. Most Thursday nights we get together and watch The Office with pizza and root beer and we weren't about to break that tradition this week. So I have to say I greatly anticipate embarking on a new adventure as I meet knew people have new experiences next semester.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
(2) O.k so I am not as brave or strong as I want people to believe I am. I like the idea of having someone around that I think can protect me. I like being the girl. Sometimes I want to be able to scream during the scary movie without wondering if people will laugh at me being such a girl. I like the idea of having someone else kill the spider. I want to have someone who will hold me when I am scarred no matter what is scarring me. This might not always be over physical things but sometimes other things scare me to. I am scared of being a old lonely "dog lady", I am scared of failure, and the unknown truly petrifies me. I may try to make people believe that I am stronger than I really am but don't forget that deep down inside I am scared to death. I don't always know how to express that fear though.
(3) Sometimes all I really want is a little flattery and affection. I don't know who doesn't love flattery. Nothing makes you feel better than when someone compliments you. Whether they compliment your hair, clothes, or figure or if they tell you how pretty, smart, ambitious, or amazing you are. There is something about compliments that give you a natural high. I personally enjoy getting them and giving them. I'll even admit that I enjoy them so much that sometimes I even "fish for compliments." If I feel like I did something great I might ask for your opinion just so you can compliment my task. However, as much as I enjoy compliments, I also want the truth. Like I said earlier, I am a little weird so I might think my hair looks amazing when really it looks like I just got finish walking 209 miles in the desert! Please just be gentle when telling me the truth!
(4) Yes, sometimes I cry, get angry, or smile uncontrollably and I can't pinpoint why. When you ask me why I am crying or why I am angry and I don't answer it probably means that I really don't know why I am crying or upset and/or I think it is something too dumb to discuss anyways. Please don't bug me on the subject any more. Just because I don't want you asking me about why I am feeling that way doesn't mean I don't want your attention though. I like to be held and rocked when I am crying. It is comforting. I don't like when questions are asked about why I am crying. The person asking questions usually tries to solve the problem for me which will make me angry! I think I am capable enough to find solutions myself. It is the person who QUIETLY helps you as you work through your very own solutions that often helps the most. I know you may think that I am fickle and you're probably right even though I don't see it that way.
(5) I have dreams! I want to finish college and have a successful career. I want to fall in love! I want to be married in the temple. I want to find someone that is crazy enough to dance with me in the rain but also understands that sometimes I don't even want a rain drop to touch me! I want to be a mom and be able to swing my kids around in the air. I want to have home with a huge library. I want to travel the world. I want to jump out of a plane thousands of feet in the air and feel like a bird as I free fall. (I will have a parachute!) I want to swim with the fish and see the bottom of the ocean floor. I want to make a difference in the world. I know that I might not be able to make all these things happen (who can force prince charming to fall in love with them) but I know that if I put forth my best effort in life great things will happen to me and I will be happy.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Halloween this year was kind of crazy. Mom got to come up to Idaho to spend time with all of us. She was initially suppose to help Mike and Amy pack up and get moved but Charity and I kind of kept her to ourselves. (Sorry Mike and Amy!) Mom and Mike were to leave for TN on Halloween and Amy and I were to head to Ogden so that she could fly to TN the following day. Because it was Halloween Amy wanted to make sure the kids got to go trick or treating. My dad wondered why they couldn't leave Idaho early and just stop at some random neighborhood on their way to TN. I guess men and women just think differently. Anyways, Charity had a costume that she gave me so I dressed up with the kids. We all went trick or treating at the mall. Little Elle even came! I was so excited to see her! I don't think she was as excited to see me though. Little stinker. After trick or treating at the mall we went to Mike's old neighborhood and went trick or treating. Seth is so practical. When the lights were out at someones house he would say, "I guess they went to bed." even if you could see where people were moving around inside and just had lights off so they didn't get trick or treaters. I think the hardest part of the night was seeing the kids go trick or treating at their old house. The people who are buying the house moved in on Halloween. After trick or treating I got to play with the kids at McDonald's for a while with was really fun. I really love those kids and I can't wait to see them in December. It will be a real treat seeing all my nieces and nephews! That was my Halloween. I can't complain...I wouldn't have chosen to spend it any other way!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
So last spring Sandra got a build a bear. I absolutely love him to death. To be honest I sleep with him every night and he is my cuddle buddy. His name is Soldier. Soldier has puppy underwear, pajamas (cat in the hat boxers), beach attire (including sunglasses), a flag, shoes, and a tux. Today I decided to change his clothes into a tux that Renee bought for him over the summer. I put on the sunglasses with the tux and thought that he looked pretty handsome so I took some pictures. Sandra, Charity, Ginny, and Aubree also have a build a bear too. All of our bears have different outfits and accessories and we have each given our bears very distinct personalities. I think Sandra and I have the only boy bears. Charity's, Ginny's, and Aubree's are all girls. If you are wondering my Solider is way more handsome that Sandra's! Anyways here is a pic of him in his tux. (Renee', you can tell Ginny that he is ready to take Dorothy out!)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So I have officially become a student again. It has only been a week and I have no clue how I survived being a student ever. School is hard! I am only in two classes this fall but they both demand a lot of time. My hardest class is anatomy. I am learning a ton but my brain hurts so much after every class! I moved in my apartment a week ago and I think it is kind of cute. My room has more space than I thought it did. It is kind of weird adjusting to roommates and what not but I like I said I am adjusting. I am really glad to be here at BYU-I on this amazing campus. I love the fact that we pray before class. The spirit is really strong here. I received my calling in my ward (it is hard for me to say ward after being in a branch for a year) and I am curious to see how it plays out. I will probably blog about it once I am sustained. That is my life in a nutshell. I am staying busy and learning tons!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I am...a little crazy!
I think... it snows way to much in Idaho
I know... pretty much everything there is to know.
I want... to always be happy.
I wish... prince charming would hurry up and find me!
I hate... rude people.
I miss... my family in TN
I fear... the unknown
I feel... confused...most of the time anyways.
I hear... only what I want to hear.
I smell... my wallflower air freshener.
I search... the scriptures.
I wonder... way too much.
I regret... nothing.
I love... everyone.
I care... about things I might say I don't care about.
I always... sleep with covers.
I am not... going to fall asleep at work tonight.
I believe... in love.
I dance... like no one is watching...really I am that bad!
I sing... loud and offbeat!
I don't always... eat healthy.
I write... my dreams for the future....dreams can come true!
I win... at everything!
I lose... my patience when I am tired or stressed.
I never... well...I will do anything once so I really can't say never.
I listen... to others.
I'm scared of... the unknown.
I read... all the time!
I am happy about... possibilities that my life holds.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
At the candy store we have new machines. We are very excited about these machines because they will eventually dip all of our candies for us! The problem is that we haven't completely figured them all out yet. This morning I had the opportunity to play in one and I enjoyed it a ton. As I was unclogging it my hand became covered in chocolate. I joked that most people dreamed of the day that they could be covered in chocolate. Before you ask, no I didn't lick my hand after I was finished only because it was milk chocolate and not dark chocolate I was playing in! Anyways I took some pictures because getting to be elbow deep in chocolate is probably a once in a lifetime experience!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My FamilyBeing Lazy
The bus trip home
This past weekend I had the opportunity of visiting Martin's Cove with some of the singles in my area. We left last Thursday night around 11:30 at night on a bus that would take us Independence Rock then onto Martin's Cove. All of us, very sleep deprived from less than great sleeping conditions, arrived at Independence Rock around 7:30 a.m. I realized how out of shape I was when I was climbing it and I could not have imagined pulling a handcart up that rock. Once on top of Independence Rock the view was very breathtaking. What a glorious view it had to be for so many pioneers on the Oregon Trail. After Independence Rock we went to Martin's Cove. We loaded our belongings in a handcart and started our trek. When we literally walked Martin's Cove it was a reverent walk. I couldn't help but to imagine the weak and fragile pioneers camped out there. While I was imagining I couldn't bring myself to think of them as gloomy but only to think of the children playing and the saints singing. We also got to cross the Sweetwater River. That is the river the "Valley Boys" carried so many pioneers across. We also had a chance to do a women's hike which was symbolic of the Mormon Battalion. It was hard but I gained such an appreciation for guys! I saw so many small acts of service while I was on this trip and also felt a unity among us YSA's. I can not express the feelings of gratitude I felt for these pioneers. At times in my life I have felt kind of bad because none of my ancestors, that I am aware of, made this trek. It came to me as I was walking this that although none of my ancestors did make the trek that as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints this is still my inheritance! What a sweet revelation that was! I am so glad that I was able to have this experience and gain such an appreciation for these pioneers. I know that they did marvelous things. I also know that it is our responsibility to be pioneers in our day. One of the comments made by a brother who was a member of the Martin Handcart company was, "The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay." I want to be able to say those same words after I face each trail in my life.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
All my life I have wanted to learn how to make bread. At our Relief Society's recipe of the month this week we learned how to make cinnamon rolls. I am sure I annoyed everyone with all my questions since I was the only sister there who had really never successfully made bread. Needless to say that I didn't let that small detail keep me from learning! Tonight I made my very first batch of cinnamon rolls and I am so very excited! I am so proud of them. I wanted to take pictures to show everyone. I think I rolled the dough to thin but lots of practice will make perfect!
Friday, June 6, 2008
1. I am really addicted to The Office, especially now that I have it on DVD.
2. Taco Bell is probably my favorite fast food resturant.
3. I love when I get to sleep in past 9:00.
4. So I am a little vain...I really enjoy taking random pictures of myself.
5. I hate to dust!
6. I am a huge daydreamer.
7. I only take medicine if I feel like I am on my death bed.
8. All I really want to do is to live happily ever!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The past week I had the opportunity to go home to the south and visit. It was a very fun experience for me. I went home and one of the first things I noticed was the tall, green oak trees. I was excited when I first saw them and all the green from the plane. It was nice to see some old friends from church. I spent some time with Renee' and her family. It was hard to believe how much her children had grown in the past few months. It was a pleasure to go to Ginny's Kindergarden graduation. I also went on a date or two while I was back home. That was an experience all in itself. One of my favorite activities was going fishing with Seth and Renee's girls. Aubree caught a little 2-3 pound bass all by herself. I must confess I took a picture with it so I could pretend like I caught it. Guess I just ruined that one but I know Aubree would call me out if I didn't confess my little plot. I forgot how much my family liked to eat out. I feel like I ate out a ton. I am not use to that anymore. I got to see some of dad's family at a get together and that was nice. Seth was a little scared of our cousin Stephen. Daddy said that Seth doesn't have that much country in him because he would not touch a worm when we went fishing. The lake was beautiful! I also loved smelling all the fragrances in TN air such as honeysuckle. I love the taste of honeysuckle as well. I don't think I had any really significan experiences back home but somehow I fell like I learned a little more about myself and what I want in life during my short vacation. I am always open for any learning! I am posting some pics from the visit. Enjoy!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
My worries about the economy are ever increasing. I feel like another depression could come. I love food. Due to these facts I started a food storage this month. It's nothing to great but it is enough to get me started. I have noodles, can veggies and fruits, rice, beans, spices, kool aid, jell-o, oil, and even seeds to plant a garden if I had to. I know I still need to get some flour, water cleansing tablets, and other what nots but I feel pretty good about getting it all started. I hope I keep it up! Anyways here are a few pics of what I have for now.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
For those of you who don't know...I work at a candy store. This is fabulous. I love eating all the yummy treats. Today we had an open house there for the owner's new baby. She is beautiful. I really do love kids. They can bug ya but be so cute while doing it. It is amazing how much they can teach ya. Anways, the new baby is spoiled. She had a three tier cake and lots of treats to go with it. I took a few pics today and thought it would be fun to post one of me and my manager so all ya'll can see what type of people I get to work with. Enjoy!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I thought this would be a funny pic and all with me frowning a pointing out that there is still no ring on my left hand.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I went to church and was pleasantly surprised at the fact that I did not need a coat. The only problem is that the wind blowing doesn't go so well with girls wearing dresses. You see, you must be cautious to make sure your dress doesn't blow over your head. Those who have lived where the wind blows know these facts. After church, Charity and I rode our bicycles around the neighborhood. That was especially nice. Charity came inside and since I hadn't had enough of the sunshine I took Seth on a bike ride as well. It feels like forever since the since my skin has felt the sun rays hit it. I must confess that I love the Vitamin D. I feel so rejuvinated. Did I spell that right. Yeah, so maybe this site needs a spell check on everything posted. That is my spill for the day. I hope that we have many more days like this over the summer and that it doesn't snow here again for at least another seven months!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The roads would never ice over.
People would be more open minded.
You could eat as much junk food as you'd like and never gain a pound.
There would be true equality among everyone.
We'd still have troubles but we'd be able to see all the positive things that come from them, even if the only thing we gained was the knowledge of what happiness verses sorrow is.
No girl would ever have to know what it is to have a broken heart.
Everyone would smile.
Every child would have good parents and no one would ever be abused in any form or fashion. Mothers would nourish their children and fathers would provide in every family.
No one would have to fight demeans from mental disorders.
Every time you felt the wind on your face or the sun shine on your skin you would appreciate it instead of wishing the wind wouldn't blow because you just spent an hour on your hair.
We could always smell wonderful things like freshly baked cookies, honeysuckle, or a bouquet of flowers and never loose appreciation for it.
More people would have positive outlooks on things and no one would be depressed.
Everyone who has ever felt alone whould know that they are not alone and be able to feel that unconditional love that someone, somewhere has for them.
Education would be offered to everyone in the world and it would be placed at an higher importance.
College would be free.
Every woman who has ever wanted to be a mother could be and have a great family. I hate how some women have children and neglect them while others have stable homes and try for years to have children or adopt and can't.
When it rains/snow we would stop and just soak in the beauty of it all and be grateful that we have the needed moisture for survival.
These are just a few spur of the moment thoughts. I am curious what you guys would do if you could change the world. I am sure that some of my thoughts could have a huge negative outcome but I like to think that none of them would. I really appreciate the beautiful world we live in and I am enjoying everything coming to life this spring. It is nice.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I got home and felt the need to immediantly paint my nails. You see, it has been a super long time since I have painted my nails. I disposed of all my nail polished and nail polish remover about a year or so ago and I haven't messed with the stuff since. I went on this huge girl kick this week. I got my hair cut about a week or so ago (I love the new cut) and I am trying to do my make up and hair more often. Why not paint my nails too? I am usually so discouraged with nail paint because I am too impatient for it to dry and mess it up immediantly. This time my finger nails and toe nails were both painted successfully. I feel like I should get a ton more of grooming supplies. So I know this is my secong blog in one day but I just wanted to write about this exciting transformation. I am going to start looking like a rockstar at all times!