Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stuff as of late

Happy November everyone!  It's been a while again I know, I just haven't felt inspired to write I guess.
Well, a quick update on me, I'm loving my new job!  I haven't made the official announcement yet, but I'm now a National Account Manager for Prodigy Promos.  It's a company that provides promotional or branded items for companies that help advertise their brand.  And, I get to work with my old friends at Nu Skin, as they are one of my accounts now!  So yeah, it's been pretty cool so far.  I love the casual environment (read: jeans everyday!), my flexible schedule, the nice and inspiring people I work with, and the potential to earn.  I really don't know how I got so lucky.

It was actually funny how it happened.  I worked with Prodigy in my role at Nu Skin and somehow forgot to let them know I wasn't there anymore.  So, a few days after my last post they called and asked what was up, then asked if I wanted to have lunch and talk.  I said yes, thinking they were just having pity on me, and I also thought, well, if nothing else I can give these guys a few pointers on how to work with Nu Skin and  hopefully have more success with them.  Well, about half-way through the lunch they asked me about possibly working with them, getting all the MLM accounts, and all the support I needed.  I started to get really excited and even though it's not something I ever thought I would do or even plan on, it just seemed like such a great opportunity.  And so far, I'm right!

Doing pretty good on my weight loss too, and sticking to the vegetarian diet pretty well.  I've lost 10 pounds so far, woo hoo!  I can directly attribute this to eating better, and working out 6 days a week.  I've been switching it up a lot to keep things interesting- running, biking, elliptical, aerobics, stairs, weights, and dance.  It's been fun and I'm feeling good about all the effort I've put in.

On another note, here's a few fun photos of events in the last little while...

My cute niece Amanda married Colin Crane a few weeks ago, this is a shot I took.


This is their sweet "zombie" cake that my Sister in Law, Mary made for them.


This is the Princess and the Dragon


This is the coolest pumpkin I've ever carved, I just wish they lasted longer, it was already smooshed in by Halloween!

Lastly, this is cutie-pie Eli as Dra-q-lah- (how he says it).

Love to all, and this November, take some time to really think about what you're thankful for!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Moving forward

You probably thought I'd fallen off the edge of the earth by now right?  It's been what, two months?  Maybe three?  Well, I have had quite a summer...with many life changing things happening.  That's the easiest way to explain it right now I guess, so I hope that's enough.

But I think I'm finally ready to start blogging again.  I've come to terms with what I'm facing, what I have been facing, and I know what I need to do.  I admit I have had a very hard time these last few months, and just have not had the heart or strength or maybe courage to face everyone who's contacted me.  I know there are emails, texts, voice mails, Facebook posts and more that I never responded to...which, if you know me, is very out of character.  So, if you are one of those that I haven't gotten back to yet, I apologize and hope you will understand.

Last week was the first week that I actually really felt like I didn't have a job anymore.  It was weird that the few weeks before just kind of felt like a long vacation, but last week it started to feel real.  I didn't hear from anyone from work at all, and somehow that just made me feel like I was really gone from there.  That those relationships I've had, and people I've seen nearly every day for the last eleven years, were going to change and probably grow apart.  I understand it, I mean, I know what's it's like to be in their shoes.  I've seen others let go over the years and it is hard to see them drift out of your daily life, but you are still busy working, and then you worry about "bothering" them, and you know that they are probably busy moving on too, and somehow it gets hard to keep in touch.  It's just surreal to be going through it on this side.

On the new job-front, things are going okay.  I've had several interviews and one offer already with a local software company, to do marketing, but I'm just not sure it's what I want right now.  I might just try to get a job at a retail store and take it easy for a few months.  Less stress, less time expended.  Plus, it will still give me time to work on my other goals.  I'm trying to lose weight!  It's been a few years since I gained back all my weight lost from 2007 and I am very determined to get there again.  I know I can.  It's already proven to be a challenge, especially with hypothyroidism, but I have an end goal in mind, a timeline, a great coach and lots of support from others.  Plus I have tons of time to work out and eat better food!

Which brings me to my next topic--- vegetarianism!  I feel like God has blessed me so much in life, and especially lately.  I have been so directed and led and shown what I should do.  One of those things was literally just last week when I watched a documentary that my lovely little sister Kellie told me about.   A documentary called "Forks over Knives" which, more than any other information I've ever read or seen before, REALLY affected me and totally convinced me.  I've always been intrigued by the idea, and I do love animals and hate knowing about how the industry processes our food, but it wasn't until seeing this film and understanding what can happen to your body when you don't take care of it, well, it all just made so much sense!  And I didn't want to change to just save animals lives, I wanted to make this change because it would save my life.  It seems so simple now, and inexplicably I just felt like I had to change my way of eating overnight.  I can't say I won't ever eat meat or have dairy, but I strongly feel that 98% of my daily food intake will now consist of only foods from plant sources.  I feel like I have a lot to learn, and will need to learn, in order to keep myself healthy and get all the nutrients I need, but I know it can be done, and I hope it helps with my weight loss goal in the meantime.

So, wish me luck, and hopefully you'll hear from me again quite soon!  Please feel free to leave comments or contact me in other ways, and I promise to get back to you shortly.  XOXO

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Poem #2

Time is so fleeting
Years have passed by
Wandering in gray mist
Nothing everlasting is left

But to struggle alone,
Is the worst pain of all
Consumed in fear
Gripping so tightly
To that which you never had

So let it go
Feel the absolution
The kind of freedom only truth gives
The kind that really lasts

Pray for strength
Become who you should be
Do what you must
See that help is there
Always within your reach

Unending love,
Abounding affection,
Are your inheritance due

Qualify, 
Let Light become your goal
And only then,
can you share your true soul.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Poem #1

A hurting heart
Fragile, and full of scar tissue already
Waits and wonders
What will come next?
Too afraid to mind real life
Stuck in the fear of the unknown

So close, and yet so far
Timing is everything they say
Put away childish things
And just do what is right

Broken, in pieces
Swallowed up by the darkness
Searching for some light, some hope
Some oxygen in my lungs

A deep breath finally comes
One small drop of peace, even only for a moment
Kind words, whispered to my mind
Then gentle stillness, so sweetly alights

Honesty, love, and supplication
Give way to possibility,
Hope for a better, brighter season

No sweet release though,
Only advancement makes us grow
Time to build, to cultivate, to comfort and console
The Reason to become unburdened
To really live...and to be able to feel His love.
 
...A hurting heart can mend.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dye Creek Weekend

Well, I'm back at work today...vacation went by as fast as always, but I had such an amazing time.

My first day in Reno I got to spend with Stephanie (Peep).  We even got to have lunch with my Aunt Peggy and cousin Tracy, whom I haven't seen in forever.  Then I kept her up late watching funny YouTube videos!

Friday we went on an awesome 3-mile walk around a marsh area with Peep's friend Rebecca. 

Then we went shopping at Whole Foods- and by the way, what do they have against Utah County huh?  I totally need one here!  Steph did a raw food diet for about a month and said it totally changed her, and now I have an urge to try something like it perhaps.  We'll see how long I could last, maybe I'll try it a day at a time, ha ha.  At least we have Sunflower Market right?

We then got ready to meet up with the other girls when we discovered Steph's Homecoming Queen crown in her garage, and just knew it had to come with us!

I have a bunch more pix from all our activities...went swimming, saw some wild animals, made some good food, laughed a lot, talked a lot, were silly, visited a monastery vineyard, went shopping, and more.  I'll try to post some more and give some more details on our adventures in the next week or two.

It was a great trip, I'm so glad I went, and I love these girls more than you can possibly imagine.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"EHS" Girls Weekend, here I come!

I had a little bit of a better day today...lots of stuff going on at work right now.  I'm so excited about one project I'm working on, and maybe I'll be able to talk about it soon!

Do anyone else love "So You Think You Can Dance" as much as I do?  I seriously love it, like LOVE it!  I think dance can be so inspiring and moving, you know, literally, lol.  Who's your fav on this season?  I can't pick one yet, but there are a few front runners.

P.S. I love Cat Deely!  Best reality show host ever!

On another note, I'm off to sunny NorCal tomorrow, and I can't wait!  Five days off from work, five days spent with some of my oldest, and most loved friends, and five days for relaxation and de-stressing- I SO need it!   And get so I love these girls...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kid History

This is funny...


You're welcome...and be sure to watch the other episodes on YouTube, they get funnier.

Defeated and Super 8

Could it get any worse?  I'm not talking about my sister's birthday, which was actually really fun...(love you Kellie!) 

But, as if my life couldn't get any worse right now...someone just had to come along and tear me up some more today?  I seriously wonder if people are really as crazy as they appear to be?  Does everyone really think the world revolves around them?  I kind of think so...and they keep proving that to me over and over.  I don't even know how to deal any more...



So, now for my escapism into movies.  Kellie and I saw Super 8 tonight and it was better than I expected, but not as great as I'd hoped.  Someone earlier today described it as sort of like "Goonies" or "Stand By Me", and I'd have to agree!  It has some great character development that I think most movies lack these days, which seemed to connect you to them more.  They really started out by taking the time to "share the details" and "slow it down", but in a good way.  There were some fun scares and unexpected twists, and you spend a lot of the movie trying to comprehend the underlying stories that they don't come out and tell you until later.  But...I hate to say it, I think it could have been better in the end.  The build-up was great, and the connections were all there, but I think JJ and Steven just didn't quite "get there" in terms of crowning point or the highlight of the movie, to create a real connective emotion inside the viewer with the climax of the film.  It could have been so good!!  I'm pretty sure I cried at least the first time I saw both those movies I mentioned above, but not once did even a single tear spring to my already faucet-ready eyes tonight.  Not that I want to cry in movies mind you, but I guess that's the way I know I've really been "touched" by the story, the characters, the acting, or the meaning of it all.  But, overall I would say this was a good film, a lot better than all of the trash that's out there these days.  And, I really loved Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney, great actors!  I still give it 3 1/2 stars, and it's a "go-see" during first run.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

One Day at a Time

Lots of changes going on in my life lately...that's about all I want to say about it right now.  Thus, the title of this post, I'm just trying to get through one day at a time.  I'm just going to try and trust God now, and do the best I can.

I've been keeping busy traveling the last two weekends and will be again next weekend also.  Last weekend I went to Rapid City, SD for work.  I'd never been there before and was surprised at how beautiful it really was there, much greener than I'd ever imagined...

We also got to go to this cool drive-through wildlife "reserve" called Bear Country.  Here are a few of my favs.




This weekend I went to Elko with Kellie for our cousin Samantha's baby shower, and we also celebrated Kellie graduating from UVU and her birthday which is tomorrow.

We were only missing Tracy and Heather here, and we did miss them.

I'll post some more pics in the next few days of the baby shower and the Elko Motorcycle Rally...you know my obsession with cars right?  I think I might be starting a new interest!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Just in case...

....you are in the mood to cry, read the last few posts on this blog here.

I found this through my friend Amber, and I must say it was deeply inspiring and touching.  How short life is, and how precious each moment.  You never know what little thing you can do that can so profoundly affect another in times of need.

My heart and prayers go out to this sweet family.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Savvy and Smart!

Yes, I did...I decided to start coupon-ing!  I blame reality TV for tempting me with the exposure to women buying $1,200 worth of groceries and only paying $5-$40 out of pocket.  Yeah, I'm probably NOT going to be that extreme, but I definitely always look for ways to save money, and I HATE paying full price for clothes, shoes, or personal care products, so I thought, why should I pay full price for food??

I know I'm totally a rookie here, and I'm sure there are MANY more savvy and smart coupon shoppers than myself, but I'm going to try it for a while and see what happens.  My friend Celina had a great idea about reviewing all the Ads and coupons and just going to Walmart because they price match, which I thought was brilliant.  AND I just found out that all the Utah County Walmart's do Double Coupon Tuesdays!  So that means I'm headed there in about an hour and a half.  I won't have time tomorrow so I have to go tonight!

I actually had some crazy occurrences in the last two days, really quite a start to this week I must say, so I'm actually happy to have something going on tomorrow night to look forward to. (Long story short, but my roommate could have blown up our house last night, and today I got a ticket for not wearing my freaking seat belt on the two-mile commute home!) But about tomorrow...oh yeah, Justin and I are going to see U2 in SLC!  I can't wait!  The last time I saw them was when I was a Senior in High School, we road tripped to Vegas.  Wow, that was a long time ago!

Well, if you have any advice, suggestions, hints, tips, or whatever on coupon-ing, feel free to let me know!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Number 4

Well after my last post, my fans have told me that I am good at movie reviews! So what's a girl to do except continue satisfying her fans right? Okay...you can stop laughing now, but here's my review on the latest:

I AM NUMBER 4-  So, I really didn't have high hopes going into this movie, only knowing that it was "kind of sci-fi", which I admit wasn't a super compelling reason to get me to watch it.  But, you know how sometimes you let the other person pick the movie because sometimes they let you pick it?  This was one of those times Justin got to pick.

But I thought it was pretty creative; kind of a cross between the original Superman story and maybe some Star Trek, with some Harry Potter magic mixed in.  It's compelling right from the start because you have to figure out what's going on, who is who, and what's going to happen next.  It's action packed, dramatic, intense, funny, jumpy, mysterious and keeps you on the edge of your seat.  The actors were pretty good too, I mean, it wasn't like the best acting I've ever seen, but it was decent enough.  So if you can deal with the acting in something like Transformers, you'll probably like this too. 

Lastly, I hope this doesn't spoil anything for you, but I love when I leave a movie and think, "I hope they make a sequel!"  If I hated it, I definitely wouldn't want to see another one right?  So, I give this movie 3 stars!

Lead Actor- Alex Pettyfer (from Beastly, which I have not seen)

Lead Actress- Dianna Agron (from Glee)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fast, Jane, Thor

So...in case you weren't aware, Justin and I are movie fiends.  I mean, I would have to say we watch at least 5-10 movies a week...

Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, it's probably more like 1-3.  And, I guess my sister Kellie is part of our club too, because I think she actually watches more movies in a week than Justin and I put together- thanks to Netflix streaming movies and an awesome work environment!

Anyway...thought I'd review the last few movies we've seen, you know, just so YOU know!

Fast Five- Ok, give me a break here friends, but I just LOVE the Fast & Furious franchise!  I'm not sure if it's because I'm a fanatic of awesomely hot cars (I'm a weird girl I know), or that it features some of the most beautiful men in Hollywood- Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.  Either way, it's an "eye candy" movie for women and men.  Oh, and even though they are sort of the "bad guys" you like them cause they're still sort of "good" too.  And, maybe it's partly because when I was a kid I really wished that I could be a race car driver, (like in the Indy 500, not Nascar) and the driving stunts are seriously wicked and I wish I could drive like them in real life! Oh, but I think it all started from a little video game called Pole Position. Atari anyone?
Needless to say, I give Fast Five 4 stars and its highly recommend if you're in the mood for something fun, action packed, not very deep, but extremely entertaining!

Jane Eyre-  Humm, I'm not even sure where to start with this one.  The actors were strangely unattractive to me at first, but as the movie progressed they became strangely, interesting and lovely.  HOWEVER, the latest version of this classic story was also SO depressing that I could hardly wait till it was over!  I'm a total sucker for nearly all romanticized, sentimental, or otherwise mushy love stories, which this movie is...but it was also so overly drawn out, that at times the pace of the movie seemed slower than maple syrup during Winter in Canada! It was so emotionally draining on me!  I admit I have not seen any other versions, and I hear that there's an older adaptation that is much better, more Pride & Prejudice-like, so I might be willing to give it one more chance.  But, my rating for this version right now is 2 stars unfortunately, and unless you are already depressed, or you feel like crying, or you want to see other people suffering and experiencing deep pain and heartache, I would pass on this one.

Thor-  I guess I'm a little bit of a geek, in that I do enjoy me some DC and Marvel comic movies every now and then! (Oh and sci-fi, and fantasy- i.e. Star Trek and Lord of the Rings)  But, I was still pleasantly surprised when this movie turned out to be as good as it was! It was creative, clever, fun and amusing.  Plus, the lead, Chris Hemsworth, kind of looks like Brad Pitt! And I just figured out why he looked so familiar to me, because he was James T. Kirk in the latest Star Trek! You know, Captain Kirk the 1st.  Oh, and lastly I rate Thor as 3 stars- definitely worth your time.


Let me know what movies you've seen lately or what you recommend. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sooooo longggg....

I guess it really hasn't been that long (who's counting besides me?), but I had a funny dream the other night that my little sis got a "Statistics" email about people who read her blog.  I don't know who it was that sent it to her, but nevertheless my blog was ranked last in the category "Blogs that have Gone Cold." 

Hummm...I'm not sure what it means that I'm dreaming about this, except to say that I must feel like I should be blogging!

I guess a few interesting things have happened lately.  Justin got his internship at an investment firm in Salt Lake for the Summer, that he's really excited about. That is, except for the 2 hour commute in his barely-running car, and the only other option is a 4 hour commute with UTA.

I went to my Mom's in Elko for Mother's Day and had a pretty nice weekend.  I helped Mom do some yard work until it started raining.  Hung out with Jeremy and let him play my iphone games (Angry Birds of course!), went to Church, had some yummy food, and watched some movies.  Never to be outdone, my little brother bought my Mom a new couch for Mother's Day!


Also got to visit my aunts and cousins for a short time too.  This is my Aunt Jaci's dog, one of MANY, but I think he's my favorite, Charlie.

It has been raining a lot the last few weeks, which I honestly don't mind much, and it was still threatening my entire drive home.  I admit I probably shouldn't have been taking photos while I was driving, but my iphone makes it so easy, I didn't even let my eyes leave the road!  I just thought this was beautiful, the clouds don't seem to get that low in Utah because of our tall mountains. Enjoy!

Lastly, Nu Skin finally demolished the old Kress building across the street from the highrise.  We're making room for a new $60 million Innovation Center to be completed sometime in late 2012.  I'll post some pics and video soon! 

Looking forward to any comments and updates from you!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cool Girl

Did you know that my little sister Kellie is famous??  Well, she is and it's awesome!  In case you haven't been to her blog yet, check it now- Also Known As...  She is quickly becoming quite well known in the blogosphere as the go-to "nail polish" blogger, so well known that if you start to type her name or blog name into Google it pops up as an Instant Search find!  How rad is that?  Recently she also reached over 2200 followers just on Blogger alone!  Not to mention an average of 35,000 page views per month, AND nearly 510,000 page views in the last year!  So, if you have any love of fingernail polish at all, I highly recommend you read, follow, share and like her blog today!

Sorry, but I'm just feeling such a sense of pride right now, and so proud of Kell and her accomplishments!  Hey, what's a sister for if not to brag about you?

Hope you're all doing well, I'll post some new pics soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Favorite Restaurant!

Since being with Justin, I found my tastes about food have become a lot more varied and particular.  Or that I just find the idea of trying new food, good food, to be so appealing.  And when I do find a place, it's like I've discovered this awesome secret that I just have to share!

Today I went with a few co-workers to Provo Center Street's newest delight- Station 22.  Not only is it right across the street from where I work (convenient), bears my favorite number (besides 32), and was reasonably priced (cha-ching!), the food was freaking amazing!

Kathy and I had this unbelievable French Dip sandwich with carmelized onions on a ciabatta roll, and served with piping hot au jus, along with a side of their fresh battered fries.  YUM!  Anganel had the Beef with Broccoli soup and said it was tasty as well.  I can't wait to go back and try some more menu items, including their fresh, full salad bar!

May I also say it was quaint and modern, but also sort of Western retro (if you know what I mean) and it was just the perfect atmosphere for lunch with friends.  I highly recommend you get down there as soon as your stomach starts growling!  (P.S. There were many more people eating there than advertised in my photos below, I just tried to photograph areas without people to avoid intruding upon their privacy)




Monday, March 14, 2011

Good Ideas, I Think

Today was kind of hard for me...first, I woke up not feeling well at all, sore throat, sinus congestion, super tired, and headache- not too fun.  But, besides not feeling physically well, I am just feeling down emotionally about all the craziness going on in the world.  I can't seem to stop reading and watching the news about Japan, but at the same time I feel so helpless about it that I really don't want to see it.  I am grieving for them, agonizing over what I can only imagine is the worst thing to ever experience in some people's lives, and for all that's been lost.  And, not only in Japan, but in Africa, the middle-east, and all the other travesties happening that are too much for my heart to bear.  And in the process of thinking about all of this, I was reminded yet again how short life is, how fragile we are, and that there is no time to waste.  And so I started thinking about my life...

You might have noticed that I don't blog for long periods of time.  This is usually because of one of two reasons: one, I am too busy and just don't feel like it, or two, I do feel like it but, I have no ideas about what to blog about.  The second is funny because it's not like I don't have anything interesting going on in my life, but just that I can't seem to stop and compartmentalize everything into ideas, or thoughts, or specific topics to blog about!  Anyone that knows me well knows that I like to know A LOT of information!  I can brief you on the latest news about Japan or Libya, the Oscar winners, what Temples are being built around the world, who is getting married, who is having a baby, when BYU's next game is, or how anyone that we've ever know is doing, what the latest fashions are at J.Crew or the Gap, and what books, magazines, beauty products, TV shows, or movies are the best right now.  In a word...random! 

But, that's me, and I obviously like me!  At least most of the time :), so I am sorry if I ever infringe on anyone else's creative ideas for blog posts, but please forgive me, it's only because I admire you a lot of think you are brilliant or funny or both!  So, I have a goal to blog at least twice a week for the rest of this month, and we'll see how it goes.  I honestly like doing it, it helps me keep track of what I've been doing in life, when I look back, because I'm even less faithful to my journal.

So, besides the blogging, here are a few goals I'm going to work on this month, because if you "Fail to Plan, you Plan to Fail" right?

1. Gym- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (at least!)
2. Stop eating by 9 PM (any ideas for avoiding the late night munchies? Seriously, chocolate covered pretzels are my nemesis)
3. Bring my lunch to work at least twice per week
4. Read 30 min to an hour, most days, replacing too much TV time
5. Drink at least 3 bottles of water per day
6. Research information (I always seem to want to learn something new, cook something, find out about something and forget, so maybe this will help me actually do some of those things too!)

Maybe in the grand scheme of things these goals are not remarkable or life changing, and they may seem miniscule compared to someone's overall life goals, but they are a part of getting me to where I ultimately want to be, so I think they're a good little start.  I hope your week goes well too and can't wait to hear any of your ideas, suggestions, and goals also!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I LOVE BASKETBALL!

Wow, it was the last home game today and it was awesome!  The whole team played well, especially in the 2nd half, and really pulled together.  I can't wait to see what they do in the upcoming tournaments! 

One fun thing about this season is I got to spend quite a lot of time with my Dad and Justin.  Because we have student passes through Justin, we ended up in the student section, which means we often had to go wait in line hours before the games just to be able to get in and get a decent seat!  We ended up with really good seats, in rows 11-15 for most of the games.  I have to thank Dad especially for the hours he came and held our place in line, today at 7 AM.  What a great guy huh?

I am not usually a crazy sports fan, but the team this year has just endeared my heart to them.  Each and every one of them has been a standout at some point, but especially my favs- Jackson and Jimmer!  I could go on, but I'm sure most of you won't even know or care what I'm talking about!

Here's a few of my favorite memories from this season:
1. Hanging out with Dad and Justin
2. Taking my nephew Jeremy to his first college game ever!
3. Eating "aggressive" hotdogs and delicious buttery popcorn, just like when I was a kid :)
4. Spilling my drink down 4 sets of stairs, whoops!
5. 9 AM in the "tent line"
6. All those freaking amazing 3-pointers!!
7. Justin getting the whole team to sign his Jimmer jersey
8. Making lots of new friends in line and at the games, including an awesome WWII veteran!
9. Making a bee-line to Portal Y!
10. The awesome Jimmer signs, t-shirts, posters, etc.- I'll have to post some favorite signs in another post because there's too many!
11. Seeing Jimmer, Jackson, Charles, Brandon, and Noah tear it up!!!

 I'll stop at 11 since it's 2011 and 2:11 am and I need to go to bed.  Oh, but one last thing, I was in a flash mob today too!  It was amazing, and even Dad did it! We had so much fun!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lots lately

Hummm, how I love making headlines, blogpost titles, and etc. with just an adjective and a noun or adverb.  Ok, enough with the grammar lesson.  You might have noticed that I am only creative enough, or not, to blog at 3:00 AM.  
          Lately, it seems to be my witching hour...no, not the time when magical creatures come out, but when my mind becomes tried and lucid enough to stop thinking about everything that stresses me out and try to spawn some form of interesting and amusing form of writ to all my 12 fans out there!

                Ok, you caught me and I caught myself, I'll go back and read this in about 12 hours and definitely realize that I should leave the writing to my sister Megan.

But for reals, the last few weeks have been so busy with so much going on.  My Mom came for the weekend from Nevada at the beginning of the month to go to the Salt Lake temple with me.  Several people from her ward and some very good friends and family in Utah went with us as well.  Mom hadn't been to the temple in over 10 years, so it was an amazing and special thing for us to do.  It was also Justin and my first time going through the Salt Lake temple, it was so beautiful I can't believe I waited this long to see it!




It was such a nice weekend!  Kellie took Mr. Jeremy to hang out while we were there, they went to the Discovery Gateway attraction and had some yummy treats. (Jeremy told Kellie while eating his treat..."I have to say, this is frickin' good!")


We also had Dad's 60th birthday party, celebrated Susan's 63rd birthday, and I saw BYU play two more times at home, and went to 3 Jazz games.  I'm not sure how it happened but somehow in the last two months I've become a basketball fanatic! 

Lastly for now, I've also started running again.  Not necessarily because I just love it so much, but my company is doing this awesome Challenge with Nike+ right now and you can sign up to log your miles and for every 1,000 miles people run during the challenge period, they're providing a scholarship to a deserving kid in Malawi, Africa.  Pretty awesome huh?  Anyone can join, so if you happen to use this App already, let me know and make your runs really count!

Well, that didn't turn out as creative as I had planned, and I'm too tired now to download the other photos I wanted to post, so you'll just have to hold your horses and wait a little longer.  Good-night kiddos.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love this guy...

Okay, so not in the same way that I love Justin, but hey, he's pretty awesome huh?




I don't exactly know how it happened, but suddenly I'm obsessed with basketball!  I'm loving the Jazz lately too, and if anyone wanted to challenge me on knowing who's in the starting line-up for either BYU or the Jazz, I'm pretty sure I have it down now!

Can't wait for the game!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A little behind...

Um...yeah, it's been a little while since I've blogged...

So much for New Year's resolutions right?  Just kidding, I've been busy traveling, maybe I'll feel more like it next week?

P.S. I'm so excited to go to the temple with my Mom this weekend!