Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Tag

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I like wrapping paper with pretty is a new thing for me:)
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 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

Last Week of School

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

A little about me...

(1) So what...I am a little, or maybe a lot, weird. I am not scared to pick my nose while driving through town, I unconsciously try to out sing the radio, I enjoy sleeping in as late as I can, sometimes I find myself crying (stinking Idaho does things to you) and I have no clue why I am crying, I really don't like studying and try to avoid it at all cost, and my favorite food groups are breads and fats. I have tons and tons of little "quirks." Some people judge because of them but I will never understand why. I know I am a little weird but I have no clue what "normal" is. I am very happy with the person I have become. I am not saying that I don't want to better myself but I am saying that everyone has their flaw. So next time you see a the girl in the middle of the dance floor dancing with no rhythm (that girl is probably me!) don't critique or judge her but go out and join the party!
(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

Fall in Rexburg

Well there are a few things that I am excited about. The first thing I am way excited about is that it is fall which consequently leads the the next thing I am excited about. That being that my semester is half way finished. I went on a walk today and I couldn't help but notice how beautiful it was outside. The weather was perfect. It was warm with a nice breeze. I love the outdoors. I especially love lying on the grass and feeling the wind. I don't always love the wind especially when I spend a long time on my hair or if I am in a skirt that the wind can blow up and my arms are too full to hold it down! I walked up to the temple and just laid in the grass while I studied. It was so peaceful. On my way home I walked the the gardens on campus. They are so beautiful. The leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees. Many of the leaves are a fiery red. I love it. I also passed by a willow tree. I think willow trees are probably my favorite trees because they remind me of one that was in my Mamaw and Papaw's yard while I was growing up. I love them. Seeing the tree brought back many childhood memories. I think I could truly argue that fall is probably my favorite season!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sweet Prayers

I recently heard a prayer offered by a very humble child. If I were to ever be faced with the challenges this child had to face I would probably be very bitter. As I watched this child get down on his knees and fold his arms I was already very humbled. How often do we actually get on our knees when we talk to our Heavenly Father? It is often easier to say, "I am tired I can say my prayers while lying down in bed." We forget that it is our Heavenly Father we need to thank for the opportunity we have to lie in a bed and allow our bodies to feel the comfort it offers after a long day. His prayer almost brought be to tears due to his sincerity and simplicity. One thing I noticed was that he didn't ask for Heavenly Father to change his situation he just expressed gratitude for several things in his life. Things that I though he should be bitter over! I am glad I got to hear that innocent prayer because it helped me to better understand what is is meant when we are commanded to become like little children. Often we overlook things that we should be grateful for and concentrate on what could be better in our lives. I think I am going to try to become more childlike and focus on the things I have and try to forget about our things could be better. I will still try to constantly improve myself but I am not going to focus on the negative. I should indeed be grateful for all the blessings Heavenly Father has abundantly poured upon me and continues to pour upon me. I think being childlike is really the key to happiness. How many of us can look back at when we were children and say we were miserable. When I look back at when I was younger I see a girl who enjoyed the simple things in life and didn't need a new car, a fancy piece of jewelry, and ipod, etc to make her happy. I just needed the simple things like five extra minutes to play with puppies as they licked my face and I felt wind blowing through my hair. It was the simple things like sleep overs with my sisters under "tents" we built using sheets, encyclopedias, and vents blowing up cool air that brought smiles to my face! If we can remember how to let the simple things in life bring us happiness once again our lives will be filled with incomprehensible joy. After all, "Life is to enjoyed, not just endured."

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

Back to School

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

My Week

The crowd at the concert
Jack Johnson

This has been an incredibly amazing week for me.  On Sunday I left for Utah and spent the night in Logan.  Then on Monday I headed to Salt Lake City for a Jack Johnson concert!  He is such an amazing artist.  I really enjoyed just laying on the lawn and soaking up the sunshine before the concert began. It was a real mellow concert and I enjoyed it a ton.  When I got home on Tuesday I had an acceptance e-mail from BYU-I.  So Wednesday I spent most of my day up in Rexburg trying to figure things out.  I am still working on a lot of things but I did register for some night classes.  I had to petition to move up there early and I haven't heard if it was approved or not.  I am also waiting to hear back about student loans.  It is hard to believe things are happening so fast but I am glad they are.  Anyways I will keep everyone posted!  Wish me luck!

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.

I tag...YOU.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Willy Wonka...Idaho Falls Style

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

A year of growth...

It is hard for me to believe that I have lived in Idaho for close to a year now. It is even harder for me to personally phantom all the personal growth that I have experienced in this past year. It is funny, I really thought I knew myself well, but it turns out that I am really just now even getting a glimpse at the person I am and the person that I have the potential to become. I am so grateful that we are all able to experience personal growth in our lives. I know that some of the trials we go through really suck but in the end they are all worth it. A year ago I wasn't really sure if moving out west was right for me. I don't think my family really believed that I was going to do it until I loaded up the car and got on the road. Even after I arrived her I don't think many people thought I would make it out here this long. Strangely enough this has truly become home to me. Not that Tennessee is no longer my home, I have just found another home as well. I am applying for school and plan to start back up again in January. I think in Tennessee I was somewhat complacent with where I was in life and was not giving myself room to really progress more. The funny thing is that I didn't even realize this until I moved and got away from things that were holding me back! Life is all together amazing. It is a miracle when you really begin to learn who you are and the potential you have in this life as a child of God. I am glad that I had the chance to get what some might call a "fresh start." I gave up a lot when I moved from Tennessee but I am beginning to think that I am gaining everything in return for the few small personal sacrifices I made to move out to Idaho.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Broken Toe

For those of you who know me well, you know that I am not the greatest athlete but none the less I am very competitive. Last night for FHE after the lesson we played ultimate frisbee. I am actually beginning to enjoy the game. I am happy to report that my frisbee skills are slowly improving. Last night while running after the frisbee my foot got stepped on. Yes, I was barefoot. It was either play barefoot or break my ankle playing with my flip flops on. So I felt a jar of pain in my foot and noticed that it was red. I thought it was simply because of it getting stepped on and it would go away quickly. I had joked about it being broken but didn't really believe that it was. I tried pulling on it and resetting it with little success. When I woke up this morning it was still discolored and red. I am not sure if it is really broken but I think it is. I am not going to the doctor because I really don't think there is anything they can do about it. That is my story for those curious readers out there. This is my first broken bone ever if anyone was wondering. Only I would break my toe out of all the bones in the body that I could have broken!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Martin's Cove: Sacred Place of Fate

Group Picture

My Family

Being Lazy

The bus trip home

The top of Independence Rock

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

What is Happily Ever After?

One comment on my blog with my eight random facts asked me to define Happily Ever After. Does it consist of prince charming galloping in on his white horse to take you riding off into the sunset then you stay at your castle singing while he goes out and does whatever a prince does? Or maybe it consists of being a career woman who already has enough to do without the worries of true love. I don't know. I think my happily ever after has it, family, friends, lazy days on the beach, traveling the world, and a prince charming somewhere in the mix. Right now I know what I would like for my happily ever after to consist of and I could plan on all these things, but life doesn't always go according to plan. Unfortunately there are always mix ups on the way. So I have concluded that I do not know exactly what my happily ever after will consist of. I only know that I am blessed enough to have my agency. Thus it is my choice on rather or not I live happily ever after. There will always be things completely out of my control like the environment and other people's actions but I can control my reactions to there actions! It is very invigorating to know that I will always have a choice even if that choice is simply rather or not I let something make me incredibly sad or if I let myself find the positive in a bad situation. So maybe I won't have the American dream of finding the love of my life, having 2.5 kids, and living in a house with a white picket fence. I could care less because no matter what life throws at me I have resolved to see God's hand in it and make the best of it. I am not saying I will never feel the feelings of despair but I will not let those feelings interfere with my happiness. There is a quote that states, "The greatest fairy tale of all is life." All together I believe that life is what you make. You literally write your own ending. With that being said I know that mine will end with these six profound words...AND SHE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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

Eight Random Facts

I am not going to tag anyone because I really don't even look at eight people's blogs and Renee' has already tagged everyone I know!

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

Learning to be Social

I have officially cut back my hours at work. The reasoning behind this is that I have decided that I need to be a lot more social. This week I have attended three singles activities and I am enjoying them. I really feel like I am learning a lot of interesting facts about people and begining to feel more comfortable and make new friends. I think my outlook might have somewhat of an impact too. I figured I could only blame myself for my lack of socializing and not putting myself out there to make new friends. I am really excited that I am making these choices. Tonight we had a bar-b-que potluck. I really enjoyed it. We had sack races, stick pulling, and ultimate frisbee. What make it even better is that I won out of the girls sack racing (well I think I did anyways) and at stick pulling. My team also won at ultimate frisbee. I am a pretty aggressive player at times. I am so glad to truly be able to say that I enjoyed myself. I plan on continuing in my participation. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A visit to the South

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

Puppies, Lizards, Mice, Birds, and Fish

For those of you who don't know, last Sunday my brother and sister-in-law got a puppy. He is absolutely adorable and I really enjoy playing with him. I took advantage of having the day off today, to prepare for my trip of course, and took the kids to Petco to get some puppy treats. We get there and they love the puppy buffet. The treats look similar to human treats. We got the puppy treats and then Seth spotted the furry mice and ferrets. The kids were so excited. We also looked at turtles, snakes, lizards, and even a spider. Strangly I think it would be fun and exciting to have a pet spider. I am pretty sure that Mike and Amy would both disagree with that. However I am sure a spider would be low maintenance, which is what a work-a-holic needs. Sydney saw the fish. At first the kids were excited to see Nemo and Dori but then Sydney said the fish started to scare her. Weird kid...she was fine with the snakes but not with the fist! The kids also loved looking at the colorful birds. The looks of excitement on their faces was classic. We also picked to dog up a toy hot dog and a raw hide bone. We went to check out and I snapped a doggy animal cracker in half for the puppy and gave a piece to both Sydney and Seth to feed the puppy while I was paying. I looked back and Syndey was trying to eat the half I gave her. I had to explain that the cookie was a puppy cookie. We went to Fiesta Ole' to get tacos after the pet store and Sydney kept asking for a cookie after that! It was fun. There ya go...That's my day. I guess it is time for me to finish getting ready to fly to TN tomorrow.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Food Storage

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

Candy Store

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

Still going....

If you haven't figured it out yet, life for me is pretty crazy. It's really not even a balancing act. I sleep and work for the most part. I worked a night shift last night and got off about 0730 this morning. I was at the candy store by 1000. It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't fought with psych patients trying to communicate to other life forms in outer space for what seemed like most of the night. If it isn't one having delusional thoughts its another. I think one of the reasons I am enjoying mental health so much is because, like EMS, you never know what to expect. After I got off from the candy store tonight I went to the A Taste of Home cooking school. That was fun. I went with my old boss and afterwords we went to Mitchell's Truck Stop for breakfast. A crazy man talked to me for about an hour...or so it felt like an hour. I am beggining to think that there are a ton of people in this area who need to be in a psych facility. Before its over I will be convinced that everyone needs to be in a psych facility! That's my thought process for the day. Sleep good. I know I will.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Logan Utah

So, Charity is getting ready to fly home to TN tomorrow. I didn't want her to have to take a shuttle and I wanted to spend a little time with her before she left for home. I got both wishes when I decided to drive her down to Logan today. I must confess I had another motive that was selfish. I wanted to see the Logan Temple. I remember the first time I even saw a picture of the Logan Temple. I was in Young Women's and we were learning about temple marriage and of its importance.

The teacher brought mini pictures of all the temples around the world and let us pick the one we would like to be married in. In turn she let us take the picture of that temple home with us. I was in awe when I saw the picture of the Logan Temple. Something about it captivated me. I even scrapbooked my picture and wrote a caption under it that it would be the temple I would be married in. I had almost put that dream away until I saw it again today. Once again it captivated me. I fell in love with that temple all over again. I was sad that it was a Monday and the temple was closed. I will have to go again when it is open so I can go inside and more fully appreciate it. I don't know what it is about that temple in particular that grabs my attention but I do know that I want to always be worthy to enter such beautiful and breathtaking buildings. They are truly houses of our Lord and King!

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

Sunshine and Windy Days

Could it be, is it even possible? Yes it is! The weather is actually nice in Idaho! Today has been the first, well what I'd consider the first, warm day of the year. It is perfect. The temperture is 66 degrees and the wind is blowing.

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

If I could change the world

If I could change the world...
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

I'm Officially Upset!

So I bought an airline ticket tonight for me to fly home to TN and visit! I am super psyched about my trip. Amy and Mike decided to let Seth tag along. I am even more excited about this concept. So I try to book him a ticket on priceline and they told me that I couldn't add him on because that would be changing my ticket! I can't add him on by himself because he is a minor. I am so mad. So I have been on hold with the airline I am flying through for about 30 minutes. Talk about being mad! The results: I got a hold of Unitied Airlines and they told me to just book Seth as an adult and then call them and tell them he was a minor traveling with me. I am so glad that the lady on the phone was able to help me out! This whole concept is still super upsetting to me but at least it has a happy ending....Well I guess we will see about happy after I finish flying with a four year old.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Nails are officially Painted

Yesterday I was in a shopping mood. I went to Wal Mart to simply pic up the groceries needed to make hamburgers for dinner but it turned into a mini excursion. After I finished with groceries I decided that I needed some shampoo and conditioner. No biggy there. Then as I was passing past cosmetics I decided to browse to see if there were any good deals on mascara or eye liner...I'm almost out and was suddenly distracted when I discovered all the beautiful nail polish colors. Did you know that they are making nail poslish sticks now? You don't even have to dip the brush in the polish. You simply just push a button and the polish dispenses as needed. I though that these were pretty cool but they were like seven dollars a peice. I almost bought one...but then I thought, "Why buy one expensive one when I can buy three cheap ones?" So I settled for a orange, pink, and red nail polish!

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!

Leo's Place

So I am really new at this whole blog thing and I really don't know what to say. Today has been a pretty crazy day. I started out pretty...well let's just say I was in a grumpy mood. I woke up to go to work and found out that I didn't have to work so I got to go home. I was really excited about that because my older sister has been in town for a week now and I haven't had a day off since she has been here. Another perk was that I got to come home and go right back to bed. The great thing about that is that you wake up and realize that your makeup is already done and your hair just needs a quick fix. I watched a few more episodes of my favorite t.v. series, The Office, before the family headed off to Leo's Place. Leo's place is like a Chuck-E-Cheese want to be place. I had fun playing the games. The girls, well most of the girls, all got slap bracelets. The more courageouse teenage girls even got some boys phone numbers! We played laser tag, Amy sat out with Syndey, and it was a blast! Best fifteen minute workout of my life. It really wore me out! That's been my day thus far. I look forward writing more at a later time. As for now that is my life. This was actually an exciting day for me also. I enjoy my lameness though. I find it humorous a lot and hope you will too!