Monday, December 28, 2009

today... this is me

i felt a little not my-self today. first, i wore khakis, which i don't do but my sister gave me these pants a year ago and i hadn't touched them again until today. second, I've been wearing glasses for pretty much a whole year and rarely putting contacts on. so since today i was already doing something out of the mix, i through on some contacts. and this is what the end result was. i think is turned out pretty good. i sure am becoming one prissy dresser. but actually i'm just getting older and growing up. when i started college i didn't own one plain t-shirt- it was all punk band and thrift store shirts. my clothing style has certainly changed since then.

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things are going great! I'm keeping busy with work and i'm enjoying my new city of Ogden- yep, ghetto Ogden. i even went with one of my new Ogden friends to catch a glimpse of the lights that downtown Ogden had to offer- which i call "mini temple square." Ogden is turning out to be a good experience.

-anyways, i don't have pictures to show for the holidays- which is crazy bc i normally take tons. oh well. the holidays were great! in between my work schedule i was able to attend the creek progressive dinner (i sure love that tradition), enjoy the best Christmas Carol movie from the 70's, spend time in orem with my dad and family, and also in salt lake with my mom and family. i did however miss another great tradition- shepards dinner. i did have to work a bit on Christmas day but it turned out good esp since i got a free ticket and paid to go see "Avatar." i actually would have never chosen to see that movie on my own but avatar wasn't that bad of a movie. so there is no complaining from me.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

In Memory...

-You are not forgotten-

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one year ago today i lost a very close friend of mine- Erik Randall Jorgensen and one of his best buddies, Jesse Johnson. i remember that day like it was yesterday. and there has not been one day since that i haven't thought about him, his wife, or their families.

my heart and prayers are with the families and his dear Casey.

-i love and miss you greatly-



(p.s. we aren't drinking in that picture and i know it's not the best but its the only one i have with both of the boys, jami, and me. )

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shin-Dig

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as Christie would say, "it was just a getogether with friends" but the rest of us agree it was for Christie's birthday.
(her birthday is actually the 25th)

and it just happened that i didn't have work so i headed up to Logan for the shin-dig. i actually have been really lucky lately bc anytime there is something going on i already had the day off and was able to attend.

all 25 of us met at the fun park for bowling but only 17 bowled. they bowled on 2 lanes so it took them a while. afterwards we headed to Tumms Yummi's for frozen yogurt. where Brooke and i certainly enjoyed our sample cups.

it was a fun night and i was glad i was able to attend.
i love these people and we are never altogether anymore.
so it's always a treasure when it happens.

Friday, December 4, 2009

LiGhTs


-Temple Square Christmas Lights-

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Once we got our hot chocolate we were set to explore the lights.
All of us ran into at least one person we knew- random. Haiyden also found his sisters mission trainer who is now serving at Temple Square.

I also posed in my new sweater. My clothing style has really changed since high school and even within the last year. So this is something i usually wouldn't wear but i took a chance and i like it.

It was a fun, short, and not to cold of a night which then ended
with me running off to work.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Not in are house!!!

!!!GO AGGIES!!!

(the back of the shirt reads, "win or lose you still live in Provo... nuff said")

USU beat BYU in basketball!
i even took a picture of the score to prove it. we won by 10 points!!!

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the spectrum was packed. people had even camped out the night before. the doors don't open tell 6 and the line to get in was huge. my group had a decent place in line- maybe about a 1/4 through the line. however, it was freezing. my poor feet were frozen, it hurt so bad and felt weird to walk when the line began moving. throughout the game i visited with friends but these are the few pictures i took of some of the people i saw. too bad i only got a few minutes with people or even just a wave to some.

-i was very excited about my yummy mint swirl shake.-

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Week

Snow, dancing, reading, Tes make up, and plain old fun


Adorable Dalia dancing to Sleeping Beauty

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video

it is hard getting a picture with these 3 beautiful girls but i try everytime


Cutest Baby TESA!!!


Bowling Girls


it's always fun at Papas; these girls sure love him


Midway- Ping Pong Tournament, Huge dinner group,
and cold family pictures



it was a busy fun filled week with family which also included getting up at 3am to make it to Provo for black friday shopping. it was my fourth time in a row. my family thinks i'm crazy but it has now become my tradition.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

a beautiful eternal family


my heart aches for this dear family.
my friend, Lindsay, and her husband, Steven,
lost their beautiful son Jaren on friday.

my prayers are with them.

-Lindsay and Steven are so strong. the service was beautiful and instead of us trying to comfort them,
they comforted us (they both spoke).
the spirit was truly present and felt by all.-

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Temples!!!


i love this temple!
the Orlando temple is my favorite. it is also the first temple i did
baptisms for the dead in.

-i need to attend the temple more often to do baptisms. i went today day with my mother. i love that my mom will go with me and it makes the experience more special. i remember the days where we had to drive 5 hours and 3 hours to reach a temple when we lived out of state. and now i live so close to NINE temples. that is amazing! there is no good reason why i shouldn't be attending more. there is a great feeling there. the world, time, and your troubles are put aside. temples are AMAZING!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wisconsin

My awesome roommate from last year, Becca,
is going on a mission to Wisconsin!

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here are some of us at her farewell.
i sure love this girl.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ZOO Fun!!!


i finally made it to the Zoo. i think it had been over 10 years.


!!!I LoVe ElEpHaNtS!!!

African Elephants are my favorite species of Elephant
and the Zoo has 3 of them!


it was fun being able to go with my niece

some of the awesome animals we saw on our adventure

this Giraffe certainly enjoyed this pole


Miss Ava and the Gorilla hand


we had to go to the playground
and i had to get pictures with all the animals


It was such a great day at the Zoo. I was glad Callie, Erin, and Ava were able to come play with me. It was a well needed day to get out and have some fun.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

aren't we gorgeous?


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some of these pictures are horrifyingly ugly but...

we sure had a good laugh.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

To Be or Not To Be- That Is Not The Question!

i attended a fabulous CES fireside tonight by President Uchtdorf


im waiting to have the talk posted online so i can share some of it with his exact wording.
i almost didnt attend but i am so thankful i did. he answered 3 questions and all of them in some way pertained to and helped me. it was a wonderful and powerful talk!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

its nice to have a change



i have just recently come to enjoy Michael Bubles music. his music is not my usual scene but some songs have grown on me and the others are getting there. i have his new cd and its refreshing to have something so different. the song i posted is a pretty normal one and i love it

Sunday, October 25, 2009

the joy of fall

today at work i took 2 of the girls out for a walk and
to my surprise there were tons of crunchy fallen leaves.


stepping on crunchy leaves is my favorite part of the fall.
throughout the walk i made sure i walked through the trail of leaves.


this sure made my day!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

my 2 Halloween Traditions

i only started these traditions in 2007
but i sure have fun every year with them

~Halloween Fingers~


and

~Pumpkin Walk 2009~

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SaRaH


i haven't seen Sarah for a few weeks. so today i made the time
so we could have some fun. i sure love this girl.

-thanks for spending time with me-

Friday, October 23, 2009

PINK!!!

-Ava's Pink Party-

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My cute little niece celebrated her 3rd birthday today.
She has been talking about her party for the last couple of weeks. It was so fun to be there and see how excited she was. Erin did a fantastic job on the decorations and the cute treats.
We sure love our pink lover AVA!!!

-Happy Birthday on the 27th-

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

niece moments

My Angel Princesses!!!

DaLiA Dixie- 3 1/2 years

AvA Leigh- 3 years

TeSiLa Rose- 1 1/2 years

-soon to add a little blue to the mix in February. Yea!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

sizzling party

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it was my dads birthday yesterday but i couldn't go down bc of work so i got my siblings to come down tonight to celebrate. we plus my grandparents went out to sizzler and then back to the house to chill- which means watching the adorable Ava goof around. we then had homemade carrot cupcakes (my dads fav.) made my Callie. its always fun to be around family.

ps- Dad... i hope you really like the comforter.

we all love you tons! you're great.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

crazy fun time

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my great friend, Evan, got married. He and Laura sure make one gorgeous couple. it was a super fabulous night. i hadn't seen some of these people in over a year. and it sure made me miss my junior year and all the laughs.