Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I have new roommates :) I live in a townhome with a girl I work with who I spend most of my playtime with! Super kids together....Kristyn:) is her name and when we're together gigglings the game. Another roomie is Annie she lives upstairs super smart fun girl! And Shea lives downstais with me :). She's sooo fun and we get along great! I love my roommates they are soooo fun!
So I'm only taking two classes....but they are two classes in a subject I hate the most! Dreaded English...you think i'm being dramatic but I DESPISE ENGLISH! Oh well just a few more months and well it's only two classes that are now out of the way right?
GYM & EATING
Thanks to seeing myself in a rear mirror I've realized I have the worst saddlebags in the world...they are attatched it's not the jeans! I started a cleanse last week went to the gym everyday ate healthy...and man I am awkward. Just a few more weeks and I'll get back. On a plus side I have found a new favorite food! I love love love Yogurt Delights...Caramel, Chocolate Raspberry, and Lemon mixed with Granola! THEY ARE AMAZING. I have the worst sweet tooth and it curbs it. Try it!
I don't have much free time I don't talk to anyone because it seems like I am always running around. I'm constantly tired but my mind doesn't stop running. EEk! But I am having a lot of fun I feel sorta successful with life right now.
Well due to tears in the family right now...I am spending halloween, thanksgiving, and christmas ALONE! I've spent the first two alone before but this will be my first christmas on my own. But have no fear friends...I'm going to buy myself gifts here and there and wrapping them putting them under a tree and I will have myself a great christmas. Plus I'll spend the whole day at the movie theater woo hoo!!! So this is a small catch up on fall so far for me. Thank you all for reading love you miss you! Sorry lately I've been invisible.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
These past few weeks have been super hard and super stressful and I haven't been able to keep my cool at times. There are some days where I feel like my chest is collapsing and I can't breath. Well do you know who's been here through all of that? My sisters! I have three biological sisters, a sister in law, and two non blood sisters that are all JAW DROPPINGLY SPECTACULAR! I am the luckiest sister in the world so I feel sorry for all of you who aren't as blessed....jk...not really though they are amazing!
She's beautiful even with funny faces
Kassy is a trooper this is shortly after a surgery and she looks awesome!
Always making all of us laugh
Kimberly....She has been so kind as to put up with Kip he can be overwhelming! I'm very grateful for her giving birth to my two adorable Nephews! She's always been soft spoken around the family but such a good sport because well all of us can be a little overwhelming...and Kip is just a piece of it! I know I love her and so does the rest of the family so Kimberly thanks for always being great and joining our family! (Someone has to love Kip) JK..Sorta
Nicole.....Her birthday is on Sunday and I'm so excited because I'm gonna try to text her at exactly midnight. She's so good at remembering everything! So creative and fun. She really has gotten me some of the most uplifting books in my life. I love Nicole so much! I should tell her more often! When I first moved in with the Chapins I looked up to her a lot! I still do! Her style is always cute, she's clean and organized, she is spiritual, but best of all she is such a KID! Which makes me laugh. One of my favorite memories though Michelle hates it is when she would call Michelle "Face" because it would just push buttons and Nicole would do it in a little kid voice! Cracked me up! I hope you know HOW MUCH you mean to me Nicole!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful worldas it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things rightif I surrender to His Will;That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with HimForever in the next.Amen."
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Then Mickelle and I with a shot together :)
This was our first mile stone on the way up a B-E-A Utiful! (Got that from shawn) Waterfall
So Mickelle thinks she's sneaky! Well she is! Shawn claims he wasn't sleeping he was just "pretending" (Mickelle and I both know it's like him talking in his sleep and claiming he knows what's going on) So my explanation....I woke up Friday at 10 a.m. called work to see if they were busy enough to need me for the morning. They didn't! Yay I had so much to do! I did laundry, packed, got last minute things, and then went to work for my closing shift. I got off around midnight...and was dead! I didn't want to sleep in and miss my flight at 7:40 a.m. so my friend went to eat with me at IHOP the dropped me at the airport for the night. I read and waited to check in...I checked in at 6 a.m. and waited more! Well I landed in Denver (coolest airport ever!) Mickelle and her mom were their to pick me up :) We got back to their house got ready for a hike....We hiked 10.5 miles ......I still had not slept. We ate at this awesome BBQ place up in Estes Park and this is the result on the way home. I was BEAT!
SUNDAY...A DAY OF REST!
This snow leopard if you look close is laying on it's back with it's legs spread sleeping it was so funny!
So this arangatang was soooo funny! He just sat there and looked at his hand would look at me and stick his tongue out and then go back to looking at his hand.
Huge Snapping turtle! WOW look at it!
LAST DAY IN COLORADO!! :(
The Rodeo has begun!!!
So here are a few shots of canyons driving back through Southern Utah. We stopped in Ferron where Shawn grew up and we went fishing with his parents! My first time fishing! It was so fun there were so many different types of trout I caught four total....I think we just caught them and let them go. It was fun I decided when i retire I'm gonna live on a boat and fish all day everyday! :)
My trip was so fun! I loved it! Mickelle and Shawn crack me up and they are definitely how I want to be when I get married again. They are best friends and just click! Mickelle's parents were so cute and I'm grateful that I was able to stay there and they were so hospitable. :)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I would like to share a little about faith and love with all of you. You are all people I know and I wanted to share my testimony of Prayer, Christ, Church, Family, and the Scriptures. When I first started my blog I was turning my life around, setting goals, and living because I thought it would help me. I didn't have faith it would help I just wanted it to. I see now over these past months that faith is the key.
I find myself always praying in the back of my head that life goes right and that things will work out. I'm not saying it's bad to pray for these things but I should just have a pure faith that they will and be more thankful for the blessings I have received right then. I knelt on my knees for the first time in a long time (not that I don't pray often just that I don't do it the correct way). I felt instantly a relief not from life or stress but relief of the heart. A shock wave that shot through my spine and brought me to tears. Thoughts of love and wishes for others came pouring out. Thankful for the life I have been blessed with realizing that if you have faith he is right beside you.
Now my first blog was about counting your blessings. Yes I have had fun the past months and I have been living better cutting things out of my life that are unnecessary and daily I see the blessings for living right. Do I live life to the fullest extent of what I believe is right?
Am I reading the scriptures as much as I should or want to? No, I go to them when I need or want answers or need to feel the spirit. This should be a daily search for me I should start and end the day with them. I remember that Peter Self gave a talk in church once about just reading even a verse a day is better than nothing. So I'm wanting that to be a new adventure for me...to feel the love all day everyday that I feel when I need answers...what an amazing opportunity I would be blessed with.
Just a few days ago I was getting ready for work and pictures of Christ that are up in Sarah and Josh's bathroom caught my eye. I've seen them a thousand times just never really looked. His eyes were piercing I stopped for a second and then continued getting ready and headed to work. At work I'm playful and I love having fun. I teased a friend of mine and she was being silly and I turned around and did the one hand motion of "I love you" in sign language. Flipped back around and started out the door I thought of the picture of Christ's hand with the same sign only he had a hole pierced through. Do I think about the blood he spilled for me? So that I can make mistakes (because man I do!) and can be forgiven? I found it ironic that the picture had caught my eye and then something so small as a sign of love would bring on a deep thought such as this. I need to strive to think about that everyday.
Going to singles ward is sooooSO SO SO SO hard! I hate it. I hate the prowl and the hunt and the chase. It's just so tiring to me. I hate getting up and getting ready. More than anything I HATE putting on a dress!!!! Once I get there though I feel good listening to talks and learning new things. Feeling the spirit during the three hour stretch! Church isn't about the things I listed earlier it's about the feelings I feel in the three hour period and making them last longer than that.
Last but not, by any means, least. Children are such a blessing in peoples lives. Siblings are blessings. Mothers and Fathers (even if they aren't your own) are blessings. When I think about my future I think about taking my toddlers to nursery and sitting in sacrament while my baby is making faces at his/her siblings, aunts, uncles, or grandparents. Eternal Families are so important to me. I never realized it. Really having a family of my own someday would be such a blessing and I can't wait(that's a figure of speech...I'll be excited when the day comes). :) Being apart of the families I'm apart of are everyday blessings even when the worst of events have brought you all together. You still have each other forever and always!
My love for this life despite it's difficulties have grown the past few weeks. Tonight/Morning I wanted to write down my thoughts on all of them so I could know that my FAITH is needed in this life to make the eternal life worth it! Love you all!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
These are in no specific order:
(x) Hike the Y (I just experienced that for the first time this past Friday with Mickelle. We both have Friday mornings off so it's going to be our Friday afternoon date days. HA
( ) Visit Kip, Kimberly, Willem, and Carter in Tennessee (which Kipton if you're reading this instead of July I'm thinking August)
( ) Visit Kassy in New Jersey and see NYC and Washington D.C.
( ) Go to The Fray Concert!
( ) See California for the first time and see Michelle and hopefully a few other friends I have in Cali :)
( ) Go to Moab and see southern Utah canyons (this is a for sure cause the trip is planned!)
( ) Lose 15 lbs. (I know most of you are rolling your eyes but it's really not about the weight it's more about me feeling good. I went to extremes last year and got super stick thin after the divorce in an unhealthy way and my goal is to be back to that weight in a healthy way :) )
( ) See Owl's games. Mickelle says they are a must but I've never been so why not?
( ) This is a long shot but I would like to go to Mexico....hmm
( ) Go home to Washington and see friends and family (especially Laura, Donna & Rayme, and the David &Bonnie)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Josh and Sarah!
Sarah and Me at a Bonfire!
Sarah and I are close and good friends she's so great. I would like to talk a little about a new bestfriend I have. Though the I love having friends and "bestfriend" is a term that I have given a few people in my life. Mickelle White Taylor is my best friend and kindred. We relate on every level. She's a great example to me, always there to listen, giving, loving, intuitive....and the list goes on! Her husband and herself have also been very kind to me. I'm so grateful for the new experiences I have had down in Provo. I have so many fun things planned this summer....and it's funny cause two months ago I would feel terrible being the only single person with my two sets of friends who are both married couples. I never feel awkward though and it's always a fun time! I will keep you all updated on things a little better. I have some fun things planned this summer so yippee!
Shawn and Mickelle
(They are the cutest couple)
P.S. I have started working out again.....Sarah and I are playing racquetball and thanks to Mickelle and Shawn I have a new sport to obsess over. Mickelle is also my workout buddy I figure I get double workouts so we'll see how I am looking the end of June when I take a trip to Moab with the two couples! :)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We decided to be festive and dress in spring colors....we're so cute!
I was ready to go so what were we waiting for?????
We went everywhere looking for Cadbury creme eggs because I LOVE them for Easter and we couldn't find them anywhere! We found Orange flavored ones...not what I wanted! Michelle found her favorites...stupid head! J.K.
Michelle suggested we go to the regular candy aisle and maybe they would have something close to it....first of all there is nothing as great....second of all there was nothing!
Then like a shiny star on the darkest of nights it was there on a shelf...they weren't regular sized but I would settle for the package of mini ones I found just because they were the LAST package. I was so excited I could not contain my excitement!
So when we got home we had to enjoy our findings while we waited for the eggs to boil. P.S. I taught Michelle how to boil eggs...she was amazed at how hard it is! HA
IN THE MEAN TIME.....
Our dishwasher was running and started leaking....so we sopped that up with our towels
We took pictures because we were bored...yeah if you know us it's normal....
TIME TO DYE!!!
Michelle with her bling bling ways got metallic decor for the eggs...well i couldn't seem to do it right and kept gluing my hand to the metallic paper rather than gluing it to the egg...I never claimed to be brilliant.
Our friend Mike came over and helped dye eggs so these are the finished product...so creative.