Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Good times...

Had a blast tonight hanging out with her:

Eating this:

And this:

Watching this:

And loving on him:

Pictures stolen from Michelle's blog...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Crazy Hair Day

Did you just ask me to do drugs??

I will NOT do drugs!!

I can be anything I want to be when I am drug free!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

This is such a powerful message, and one that I needed to hear today. Enjoy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday is a Special Day

Sleep in.
Work out.

Oh how I miss the lazy Saturday.
I wish I had more of them.
But I will surely pay for it this coming week...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What time is it?

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

How Firm a Foundation

I found out my ex is dating someone. True, it has been six months since we split up and he was most likely checked out way before that, but still! It just isn’t fair! I was supposed to be the winner in this whole relationship battle. And maybe I still am. I do have the education, job, looks, spirituality, etc. over him. Needless to say, that brought me back to crying. Oh I just wish there was a way to close the gate on my tears! I never used to be a crier, but lately, I can’t seem to stop. Now don’t think I am a depressed bag of mess, because I’m really not. I truly am happy with everything I’m doing. It just sucks to hear about him moving on. (Although I did hear that he looked like he had really let himself go, and she was ugly, so that makes me happier!)

The primary presented sacrament meeting today. It was so sweet, and something I really needed. My Bishop started the meeting by asking us to truly listen to what the children had to teach us, instead of just thinking, “oh how cute”. I really appreciated that comment. So naturally I teared up after a few of them said such simple and powerful things like “Heavenly Father loves me.” and “He hears and answers my prayers.” It made me realize that I am doing everything right and that if I just have enough faith, wonderful things will happen for me. I just wish I didn’t have to wait so long! For the closing song we sang, “How Firm a Foundation”. I bawled during the last verse:

“Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My righteous, Upheld by My righteous,
Upheld by My righteous omnipotent hand.”

What an amazing message! I’m so glad I have a day each week to be uplifted and inspired. With my busy and crazy weeks, I often lose focus on what is truly important. I’m so grateful for Sundays!

good times

I spent the week with my bff Emily. Her husband was out of town, so I stayed at her house for a few nights. We had the best time! We painted nails, ate delicious food, shopped, watched tv, and stayed up WAY TOO LATE talking and laughing. It was just like when we were roommates in college. Oh I miss those days!

This picture was taken when we were roommates in 2002. Before I learned how to tame my wild hair!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Monday, October 12, 2009

Going Public

“Going Private” is what most people do,
But for me, “Going Public” is what is true.
Signing in has been difficult for just a few.
(And mom, I am not only talking about you.)
For those of you for whom blogging is new,
Now, a bit of my life you can more easily view...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Things I Learned From My Parents Visit:

1. My pictures were hung too high. So we re-hung all my pictures and added the new ones from Tai Pan.

2. My parents not-so-secretly like Friends. All those years of saying, “You shouldn’t be watching this. It is so inappropriate.” have transformed into “Let’s watch some more Friends!” followed by hours of laughter!

3. My dad is a great business man and my mom gets what she wants. We decided to make a trade – they got my wedding ring and I got the rest of my tuition paid for. So we went to the jeweler and got my 1 carat diamond put into a new and BEAUTIFUL setting for my mom. She never had a really gorgeous and fancy ring, so she was really happy to get this:

4. My mom still has great shopping skills. She has endurance (7 hours of shopping) and the ability to find great deals (4 shirts + 2 pairs of pants = $50).

5. My dad is an astounding handyman. Just to name a few of the jobs he did for me: he showed me how to empty and clean the vacuum, fixed a leaky sink, and tightened my table legs.

6. My parents are incredibly grandbaby hungry. When Blaine, Michelle, and new baby Max came over, I didn’t even get a chance to hold him! My parents hogged him the whole time. I guess it’s a good thing I only live about a block away from them, and can hold him whenever I want!

7. As I get older, I realize I love my parents more and more. Christmas won’t come soon enough...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Well I am back by popular demand! (Thanks for your interest Pam!) I have a lot to update you with. So grab a cup of hot cocoa, curl up in your computer chair, and enjoy!

The Reason I’m So Busy

Fall Into Books


Singing at Barnes and Noble

PS I know the pictures are terrible. My camera is broken, so I'm using my not so wonderful phone.

The Reason I’m So Busy

When I wake up in the morning I wish I could say,
“What fun activity can I do today?”
Unfortunately I often say with dismay,
“What fun activity must I skip today?”
My days have been filled with two types of school,
And it is a very good thing I think they are cool.
I love teaching first grade from eight until three,
But I wish after that I could be free.
Instead I go from study group to class,
In hopes that my Statistics class I do pass.
When I get home a little after eight,
I force myself to the gym to keep losing weight.
By then time I get home it’s after ten,
And I have to prepare to do it all over again.