Monday, August 31, 2009


I spent the weekend with mom and I absolutely loved it. She went home this morning and I already miss her tons. While I was spending time with her, I thought of a million things to blog about. Now, as I sit at the computer my mind is blank. Don't you hate when that happens! Because of that I will ramble, so if you don't like rambling you can stop reading now.
My first thought was how unevenly tan my arms are. I will attribute this to my work schedule. I am usually driving to work around 2-3 in the afternoon. The sun is blazing in the summer time. In Idaho, we have very few clouds in the summer when we want them the most but in the winter months the sun cannot shine though the clouds at all. Anyways, I drive with on hand/arm. Thus, only one arm gets sunlight. Although, my uneven tan is not really noticeable to others it drives me crazy. I guess I need to start switching arms out. I will use my right arm every other day.
My next thought: Life is essentially good. Sure, we have our ups and downs. Who doesn't? If you are the exception, you are not normal. Naturally, I wish my life were one big high. However, I think even if it were I'd find something that wasn't perfect. What comes up, must come down. It is a simple law. Maybe, I'll try to defy gravity next time I am on a natural high so i can stay that way though.
Well, I feel as if my mind is emptied. Not that it was full of thought when I first sat down at the computer. The sucky thing is, I know that as soon as I am away from my computer my million and one things to blog about will suddenly come flooding back. When it comes to that point, I'll sit back and ask myself, "What's a girl to do?" (which is the title of Sandra's blog.)

Sunday, August 23, 2009 isn't everything

Let's face it; no girl wants to marry a poor boy. I never have. I still really don't plan on it. Money doesn't buy happiness, but is sure is nice to have. I have always imagined myself living in a cabin in the mountains or a quaint house with a white picket fence. However, lately I have had this re-occurring dream. I initially classified it as a nightmare. However, the more the dream occurs the more ok I am with it. There is really no story line to the dream. The dream is simple. I grow up and end up living in the middle of nowhere. I live in a 1970's style trailer in the middle of a huge field. There are not trees around. I am simple surrounded by space. My dream doesn't come with a husband or even a dog! What's a girl to do though? I am actually accepting the dream and realize that I don't have to have a ton of lavash things to be happy. I think I could be just as happy in my tin trailer as I could be in my log cabin. It is all how you see things. I'd still prefer my cabin but I bet Mike could get me a good deal on a mobile home.

Just imagine this pic without the trees and lots of grass around. Then you can have a general idea of what my dream is all about.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Mom came up to visit all of us kids in Idaho this week. I just saw mom about a week and a half ago at Charity's wedding. I must confess, I didn't expect to be so excited to see her again! She has only been here a night and I am loving it. Seriously, I have the best mom in the world. Mom is kind of crazy, in a good way, and you have no choose but to love her. I don't think I realized what a great mom I was blessed with while growing up. It is only has I have become a little older that I realize what a excellent mother I have. Here are a few things I love about mom.
1) She is always ready to go and see a movie. If a movie has been in theaters for over a week and she still hasn't seen it, I am shocked.
2) She will fight for her kids. We are all grown but she still gets so mad if she feels like one of us kids are being treated unfairly.
3) She loves pictures! Mom has pictures everywhere in her house. They are fun.
4) She is a crazy dancer. I can not say much as I have no rhythm myself. But, every time mom dances, I let out a little chuckle.
5) Mom can cook. I don't think anyone will ever be able to cook a dinner as good as mom. Most people feel this way about their mothers.
6) She always did for us kids. It didn't matter if it was a barbie doll after a doctor visit or a surprise visit to Taco Bell. Mom always found ways to make her time special with us kids.
7) Mom loves to organize. This can drive me crazy at times. However, mom can throw a party like no other!

It is true. I have the best mom in the world and I don't have to do much to prove it!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Love Boys!

So I was thinking today of how much I love boys. I love all different types of boys and I plan on telling you why.
I love bad boys. Their is something exciting about doing daring things. Will you get caught or not. I also put boys with bikes in this category. I love riding on motorcycles. I know how dangerous they are and the dangers of not wearing a helmet. I really don't care though. I like holding on to the boy in front of me and feeling the wind blow through my hair. It really gives me a sense of freedom and makes me feel like somewhat of a rebel.
I love nerds. Yep, I said it. Nerds are awkward at time but it is cute. I like being out with a smart boy. I feel like they will succeed in life. I I also like teasing the nerd. I am a big nerd myself, so I can identify with many of their dorky ways.
I love country boys. I like country accents and big trucks. Since I was a little girl I have always loved the outdoors. When I think of a country boy, I think of going fishing or camping for a date. Those would be fun dates. I also like mudding in their big trucks and going on a four wheelers. I just have to be careful not to show them all my mad country skills. Don't want to intimidate them. Country boys are also usually strong and know a little about everything. Let's face it, muscles are hot.
I love the funny boy. I like to laugh. I have to appreciate when a boy can make me laugh over anything and is a little crazy. The funny isn't scared to play silly games at the park or go trick or treating at Halloween dressed up in crazy costumes.

Boys really are fun. I hope I can find one that has a little bit of every type of boy in him. Until then, I'll enjoy them all!

Charity's Married

I got to go home to Tennessee this weekend. I love Tennessee. It is home and always will be. Every time I go home it is super hard to come back to Idaho. I have recently been thinking about teaching out of the country when I finish school. When I went home it really pulled at my heartstrings and I got to thinking that teaching in Tennessee might be what I end up doing. I really do love the south and fried food!
The reason I went home was for my baby sister's, Charity's, wedding. I have had a hard time with her getting married because she is five years younger than me. However, I am grateful that she found someone that she can spend her forever with. The wedding was beautiful. My whole family was able to be in the temple. It was nice. The wedding and reception were beautiful. Mom, Mike, and Renee' did a beautiful job with the reception. My only complaint was that it was so hot outside. Taking pictures was miserable. After the sealing we all went to Fat Larry's to eat. I love bar-b-q! I am definitely a meat eater.
On Friday night the family had a bar-b-q and pool party. I had a lot of fun at the pool. I really didn't plan on swimming but I did it. The water temperature was perfect. I did my very first dive at the pool. Diving really does scare me. Something about hitting the water head first doesn't seem save. Butt Busters are much safer and make huge splashes which are always fun. All the kids got in the pool and it was fun throwing them around. I was super nervous about the trying to go to the deep end though. Those babies are growing up though and becoming more independent.
That is a quick summary of my weekend. It ended all too soon. I wish I could see all my family more. I really do love them so much and I am glad we have a new member of our family. I don't know how much better life could have got better than this weekend. Family and friends really do make life enjoyable.

Nine Words Women Use

Sandra posted this on her blog and I loved it so much I thought I would post it on mine. I think it is pretty accurate.

Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').
Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying GO TO HELL
Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Another assignment

So in one of my classes we had to read a love poem that made life seem like all roses and a reply to the poem that was more realistic. The teacher made the boys write love poems with a idealistic view and wanted the girls to write a poem in response with a more realistic view. This was mine.

The Poem I responded to:
My Girl
Matt Zollinger
Come with me and be my girl
And together we can travel the world
We can take our time and worries flee
While we hop from coast to coast in glee

We'll catch some rays in the heat
And watch the Yankees hit 500 feet
And watch a game at each ball park
Before we both go the way of bark

Together we will go through school
And show to your parents that I'm not a fool
As we live our life of glam and ritz
We'll own our dream house equipped with a ditch

So come with me and be my girl
And we will live in a perfect whirl
Our children will be kind and straight
And no one could us hate

My Response:
Reply to My Girl
Rebekah Eaton
Traveling the world would be fun,
Until someone robbed us with a gun.
Then you'd find nothing funny,
And we'd be stranded with no money.

The sun would give me skin cancer,
Then to my parents you must answer.
The Yankees spend too much cash,
I'd rather watch the Sox's winning bash.

Attending school only makes you lame.
Hollywood is where you must go for fame.
And if you never find a job,
You'd be left alone to sob.

I won't bring children in a world with no bliss,
So say goodbye to that idea with a kiss.
And if this should be our fate,
You I must always hate.