December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas. I love this time of year. I love the shopping and the surprises and the gift giving. The only thing that I could live with out is the traffic. Seriously where do all these people come from? Where are they the other 11 months out of the year.

Anyways today will be a busy day as I will begin preparations for Christmas breakfast. I then have our annual family Christmas party in Salt Lake and then right after we have a drive to Scipio. It should be great fun!

I love this season because so many of our thoughts are turned to the Lord. I wish that as a world we did this more often. When else can you hear songs praising his birth on the radio? I am so grateful that he was born, because that small act set in play a series of events that makes the plan of salvation possible. How grateful I am that we have a father in heaven that loves us enough to make such a great sacrifice, and that we have a big brother who was willing and worthy to do so. I know that he was triumphant over death and that he lives today. I also know that he knows me personally and he is my personal savior. He knows the struggles I have but more importantly he knows me well enough to know how to comfort me. He also knows when I am joyful and he rejoices with me. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have. I will be sure to take a moment this Christmas and thank my father in heaven for the blessings he has given me.


December 5, 2007

Prince, yeah right

A friend of mine at work sent me this story. I thought it was so cute. I am putting it on here for all to enjoy. I guess that frogs really do turn into princes, but it may not be all that its cracked up to be. All I have to say is, way to go princess girl!

Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.

The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said: “Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am, and then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so. "

That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sauteed frog legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled and thought to herself:

"I don't freakin’ think so!"

December 2, 2007

Eat your heart out.

Oh yummy!!! So it snowed on Saturday and I suddenly had this urge to stay home, clean and bake some sweet goodness. This is what I came up with. It is my version of orange rolls. It took all day but it was worth every minute. They were delicious and I am super proud (in a humble sort of way) of myself.

P.S. For all of you that are wondering, yes my house did get cleaned as well.

Here is how you make this goodness!(Warning I don't always measure things out when I cook so the measurements are approximate)

Orange sweet rolls:

Dozen Rhodes rolls
Strawberry Orange marmalade (if you don't have this just get orange marmalade and add some strawberry jam, or just use the orange it's your choice)
1/4 cup butter melted

Let the rolls thaw out and rise. This may take several hours. when they are thawed take each individual roll and roll it out then pour a little of the melted butter on dough not too much maybe a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon spread around then take about 1 teaspoon of marmalade and spread on dough sprinkle with sugar. Roll up and cut in half. Continue until you have done all 12 rolls. Put these in a 8 inch spring form pan and let continue to rise for about 45 more minutes. Bake on 350 covered for 25 minutes and then uncovered for about 15 more. They are done with top is golden brown and you can stick a knife and it comes out clean.


Powder sugar

Just add about a 1/4 cup butter softened and a splash of milk to about 1-2 cups of powdered sugar. mix until reached desired consistence it should be thin but not too runny if it is too think add more milk. Then add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon marmalade and mix together. Drizzle over rolls. Enjoy!

November 28, 2007

It's a wonderful life.

Today has been a great day so far and it is only 1pm in the afternoon. The reason being, I took today off. I just couldn't do it today. I needed some time to do nothing. Yesterday was a bad day and I just didn't want to face today. So I sent my boss an email and explained that I needed a personal day. Here is how it has gone down.

7:20 am - Sent said email
7:50 am- Received the go ahead
8:00 am- Ate a wonderful breakfast prepared by my equally wonderful roommate
8:30 am- Started the movie Hairspray
10:00 am- Finished Hairspray (it was so cute)
10:05 am- Crawled back in bed
10:06 am- Fell asleep
11:08 am- Received 2 emails at the same time which woke me up.
11:09 am- My mom called
11:11 am- Fell back asleep
12:15 pm- Woke up feeling energized (not quite as much as the bunny, but close)
12:20 pm- Got out of bed
12:25 pm- Went to the gas station to get a soda
12:30 pm- Wandered around Cheveron looking for a snack (I settled on Fritos Honey BBQ twists)
12:40 pm- Left Cheveron
12:45 pm- Arrived home
12:50 pm- Turned on computer
12:55 pm- Opened said snack and started eating
1:00 pm- Logged into blogger

The rest of the day I have no idea what I will do. I might get adventurous and clean out my closet. We will see. I hope you all enjoy your day!

November 18, 2007

Dorthy ain't got nothing on me!

So many of you know that my favorite color is RED. If you didn't you do now. I love it. Not that ugly bright weird RED but the deep beautiful one. I think that everyone should have a little RED or a lot of RED for that matter in their wardrobe. I just so happen to have an addition to my wardrobe. Behold, my new RED shoes.

Yeah that is right Dorothy eat your heart out! With these shoes it wouldn't matter that you were stuck in OZ. Is it bad that shoes can make me so happy? Does that mean that my life is missing something? Seriously, I can't wait to wear these shoes to work.

November 9, 2007

Its so hard being a girl!

Ok so I am not kidding. It really is. There are so many things to worry about and take care of and then you go and add hormones. Yes that is right. For some reason I have been feeling extra emotional lately. Not only am I super emotional it can changed in 2.5 seconds. I can go from being insanely happy to sobbing in the amount of time it takes to look at me wrong.

It seems that everyone has this new found joy in their life except me. A new boyfriend, a new baby etc. I noticed that I was getting upset for no reason when I was reading others blogs and I discovered that I hate them. I know that is totally not fair of me and I apologize but its true. They are either too cute or have adorable children, and a wonderful husband. I especially hate it when I find out they are my same age and they have these amazing talents and living the life I want.

Many people at work are bugging me. Just leave me alone! Do your job and let me do mine.

Another things. BOYS. What is wrong with them. Or rather what is wrong with me. Why can't I be that girl that just doesn't care? No matter how hard I try I just can't seem to do it. That is why my sabbatical was so good for me I didn't care because I was on a sabbatical. But now my sabbatical is over and nothing has changed. I am mad at myself, because I didn't change at all and that was wasted time. I am sick of wondering if so and so likes me and obsessing over every little thing they do. I am sick of caring, but for some reason I can't stop.

I hate being a girl! Does anyone else ever feel like this?

November 5, 2007

That time of year!

Its officially that time of year. The time that when you get out of your car you can practically taste fall. There is a little bit of a sting when you breathe the cold air in and it hits your lungs. It is the time of year when you can hear the crunch of leaves underneath your feet as you walk. It is time for big warm cute sweaters and boots oh yes cute cute boots. It is daylight savings time, the blessed time of year when we are all so graciously given an extra hour to sleep from father time. Its time for Starbucks caramel apple spice. It is time for chili and soup thank you Harvest for bringing back the butternut squash soup. Its time to start preparing for the holidays and anticipating the yummy turkey we will consume in only a matter of days. It is time to cuddle on the couch and watch movies with a loved one. Yes this is my favorite time of year. The only downside is that if you blink you will miss it, and in a few short weeks snow will be upon us. Enjoy it while you can, it is magnificent.

November 2, 2007

Yes I am alive!

So for the last week and a half I have had the walking plague! No joke it is a sickness like you would not believe. Finally yesterday I decided it was time to bite the bullet and go to the doctor. By the way I hate going to the doctor so I put it off until it is absolutely necessary. Well when I called my doctors office, I let them know that I have been sick for a week and a half, with out getting any better, as if my frog voice didn't say it all. The receptionist being chipper as ever said "you know Dr. Johnson has the day off and he is completely booked for tomorrow. We wouldn't be able to see you until next week. But you know there are colds going around". Umm hello I don't think she fully understood that I was sick either that or she is just and idiot. Plus, I was crossing my fingers that I would be better next week.

Anyways my friend told me while we were on the phone that she thought I should go to a doctor. She even offered to go with me, what a trooper. Thanks Amanda!! Oh by the way she also brought me soup and ice cream (fat free, it was delicious) earlier in the week. So we made the trek to the Orem Instacare. Great fun!! Really it wasn't too bad my wait was all of 5 minutes and the doctor was very nice. I had my first experience with a nebulizer yeah he gave me a breathing treatment apparently he knew the wheezing man voice wasn't normal (Maybe we should send that receptionist to talk to him) Anyways he let me know that I have a "viral infection that has been going around" Then he said that I was about half way done with it and I could expect to be sick for all of next week. OH JOY!!!!!

Anyways that is why I have been MIA from the blogging world. I have been dying. Well not really but you know what I mean. I did however want to give all of my fans (mom) a heads up on why there have been no updates on my adventurous life as of late. Stay tuned there is more to come. I haven't even share about convention. ;)

October 29, 2007

Where do I belong!

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
What City Do You Belong In?

LONDON HERE I COME... (well maybe in a few years)

October 12, 2007


My oh my, what a wonderful day

I find these word very fitting for this splendid day.

Reason #1 Its Friday (do I really need to say more)

Reason #2 I got to leave work today at promptly 1pm

Reason #3 I survived Wal-Mart (this is an accomplishment, have you
ever been to the Orem Wal-Mart? I should get a medal of
honor for just going)

Reason #4 I was introduced to a great movie "Tristan and Isolde"
(You should watch it) **Warning- It's sad

Reason #5 I can stay up as late as I want for tomorrow I shall sleep in.

Oh yes this is a wonderful day!

October 9, 2007

Little Lessons

Today I was having a little bit of a hard time. I began to wonder why the Lord had forgotten about me. yeah leave it to Satan to kick me while I am down. I know deep down that he didn't, although at times it seems that the blessing never come. I know with out a doubt that he knows and loves me. I also know that the things I want to happen will happen in his time and his time is perfect. I also know that for everything there is a purpose and the trials I am currently experiencing are for my benefit.

Even with this knowledge it I still felt the need to wallow in self-pity. I have this roommate and she and I were talking somehow some of the things I have been struggling with came up. I expressed my concern that the Lord had forgotten about me, she made a comment that stuck with me. She reminded me that if we don't forget the Lord in our trials he will not forget us. So profound and yet so simple.

I have made a new resolve to try a little harder to be a little better, at least that is what President Hinckley would say. Really I donut know I think I know what President Hinckley would say.

P.S. I know that some of my post this one included are a little down. I promise I will be ok, as soon as these trials past I will be better than ever!

October 4, 2007

Small Accomplishments

So part of my job is to plan retreats, lunch and parties for the marketing department. I might add that it is so fun! This can be very difficult because although you plan get it aproved and sign the contract it is not set it stone and sometimes has to be changed. When I say sometimes I mean always. It is just to be expected.

Well one of my current projects is a leadership retreat. We have chosen to do this retreat at the Sundance Resort. Well what they do is they don't charge you to rent the room you have $100 service charge and then you have to spend so much in food. The room the wasatch room is what we had chosen but I went up to look at it to see if it. Upon my arrival I met the sales manager who happens to be a very attractive person. This made the drive to Sundance worth every mile. So the next day when I got back to the office I promptly signed the contract.

Well a couple of days ago, I was told that we needed to change the date. I called him and he had to check with a group that had reserved the wasatch room but had not signed the contract, to see if they still wanted it. Well as luck would have it they did. So he offered me a different room. However, this room was much larger and more than double the $600 we were going to pay. He told me the price was $1800 but he would give it to me for $1500. This was a little more than we wanted to spend. I asked him if he had any thing else that we would be able to use and he said that this was the only thing available. He asked me what price would work for our budget. I got him to give it to us for $800. What he dropped the price $1000.

I am very proud of myself although pride is of the devil. :) This is one small thing for XanGo but one giant accomplishment for this administrative assistant.

October 3, 2007

Tag your it!

Ok so I have this friend Kalli and being the great friend she is she tagged me. So here are my answers. Enjoy!

5 things I was doing 10 years ago
1. Learning how much I hate biology
2. Hanging out with my friends
3. Crushing on boys
4. I was in the 9th grade
5. My family was moving

5 things on my "to do" list for today
1. Make sure the RSL players have lunch
2. Find a hotel for Melbourne city meeting (this is impossible)
3. Take a nap
4. Watch Private Practice
5. Finish my book

5 Snacks I enjoy
1. Holiday Reeses peanut butter cup
2. Coke
3. Chocolate (need I say more)
4. White Cheddar Cheese its
5. Founders Favorite ice cream from Cold Stone

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire
1. Buy my mom and dad a house
2. Buy myself a house
3. Pay off my student loans
4. Pay for my siblings school
5. Travel the world

5 bad habits
1. I get offended easily
2. Talk about people to often
3. I get irritated by other drivers especially if they are going the speed limit.
4. I only do my laundry when I run out of clothes to wear.
5. I procrastinate

5 favorite toys
1. My MacBook
2. My BlackBerry
3. My stereo
4. My DVD player (I love movies)
5. my soft red blanket (not really a toy but it makes me happy)

5 people I tag
1. Danielle
2. Reagan
3. Ashley
4. Madison
5. Hayden

September 28, 2007

Rest In Peace Sprinkles

Last night I had a life changing experience, I watched my very first episode of "The Office" It was love at first sight. I just love these characters and I think that it is partly because I work in an office.

It was great how Pam downloaded porn at work, way to go Pam. It almost goes hand in hand with the stripper they hired to collect the giant check. Also I loved Jim when he took his shirt off and said "oh I am sorry is this a working office, and not a french beach" Awesome that Dwight killed sprinkles. I feel so bad for Sprinkles having to endure a life full of sickness. I certainly hope that her next 8 lives are more joyful.

We were all taught a very important lesson that Satan is the master of lies and everything he says is the opposite. I hope that they find the head of a monkey with antlers of a reindeer and a body of a porcupine. Oh I guess that is not necessary because the curse was broken with rabies. FYI I support the rabid. I wish there was a way for me to do more for those who suffer from the horrible diseases of rabies. Those poor 4 people who die each year, that is an outrageous number.

I am forever grateful to those friends of mine that introduced me to this goodness. My life has been forever changed.

P.S. I am not superstitious I am a littlestitious

September 27, 2007


Do you ever have those days where you just don't want to do anything? I think I am having one of those 2 weeks. My friend and I refer to this as having a depression, because you are not super depressed and it won't last forever, it is just a temporary thing. In this case a couple of weeks long.

I just feel like I have no motivation to do anything. I go to work and then I go home. It seems like the only thing I do at home is sit and do nothing. Yesterday I took a nap, then I watched the premiere of Private Practice. Yeah I lead an exciting life.

I think that the thing that makes me mad is that I am on this so called sabbatical. I say that this is from dating, but really it is for a lot of things, not just that. I have all these plans of things that I am going to do while I am on this sabbatical to make my life happier. I am frustrated that I haven't accomplished these goals. I know it is my own fault. I just need to snap out of this. I just don't know how, and it is making me mad!

September 25, 2007

Oh Mexico!!

So part of my job is to fill in for a lady in the events department while she is on maternity leave. What she does is plan all the international city meetings. I am only doing the ones in Mexico.I love this. It is a lot of fun, and such a great learning experience for me. The hardest part of this is getting a hold of contacts at the hotel. I send them emails and call them all the time. I recall the first time I tried to call this one venue the man I was trying to talk to was at the bank. The receptionist said he would be back in 20 minutes. I said I would call back, and I did two hours later, and he was still at the bank. Hmmm interesting, remind me to never join that bank, they are slow!

I have tried to get a hold of some people to get receipts for the past two weeks. It has become very difficult and my deadline is tomorrow and I am still missing two receipts.

I have come to the conclusion that all of this trouble and stress is caused by one thing. SIESTAS!!! For those of you who don't know, a siesta is a mid-day nap. It's a short nap, well not so much as short as 2 hours long, in the middle of the day. This is generally taken from 12-2, after lunch.

The great wikipedia (man I love that website, you can learn anything from it. If you have never visited it you really should. Your life will be forever changed.) has taught me that our bodies run on a 24 hour body clock which makes us wind down twice. Typically once in the afternoon and once in the evening. However, in the US we just work through our mid-day sleepiness.

This has given me two options; I can either hate Mexico for taking said siesta, and making my work day more difficult, or I can be jealous of Mexico because they get that nap, that I crave every work day at promptly 2:30pm. I think I will hate Mexico on the outside, and secretly be jealous of them on the inside. Well I guess it's not much of a secret now.

September 21, 2007

Life Lessons

So yesterday I left work early because I haven't been feeling all that well. I decided that I was going to rent a movie and watch it at home. Oh my goodness I rented the best movie. One of the best that I have seen in a really long time. It was called The Ultimate Gift, or maybe just Ultimate Gift. Either way you will know what it is. The lead Jason is played by Drew Fuller - such a hottie!

This movie taught me so much. I laughed and I cried and all around I felt good when I watched it. I even went so far as telling him to run. Yeah like he could here me, and my little "run Jason run" was going to help. Nevertheless, I still felt the need to tell him to run. I guess its a psychological thing.

Basically its about this man and when his wealthy grandfather dies, in order for him to receive his inheritance he has a series of things to do. These things are actually gifts. You watch him transform into an amazing person. The 12 gifts he received are amazing and priceless. They are:

1. The Gift of Work
2. The Gift of Problems
3. The Gift of Friends
4. The Gift of Giving
5. The Gift of Gratitude
6. The Gift of Family
7. The Gift of Learning
8. The Gift of Money
9. The Gift of Laughter
10. The Gift of a Day
11. The Gift of Dreams
12. The Gift of Love

I also want to add one more of my own that I thought of while I was watching this movie.

13. The Gift of Life..To often this is taken for granted.

These are gifts that we all have in our lives. Who doesn't have the gift of problem? We all have days and dreams and love, hopefully we have gratitude. I think one of greatest gifts that we can have is to be able to appreciate all of these gifts. When we realize that we have them, and that they are gifts. When we begin to use them, we are then changed into the person that we were meant to be, and that is the best gift of all.

Go rent this movie you wont regret it!

September 20, 2007

Oh Happy Day

Ok so its not really a happy day. I feel as though the forces of evil are against me today. I woke up today sad for no reason. I think it is all the stress in my life finally getting me down. My roommates I swear were yelling instead of talking this morning while they were getting ready, thus making it impossible for me to enjoy my snooze time wallowing in my sadness, trying to figure it out. Then I get to work and I realize that while I was changing purses yesterday I left my desk keys in the purse that is sitting happily on my bedroom floor almost empty. So now I am waiting for facilities to come and rescue me. SInce I am paranoid I lock everything up in my desk so now I can't do any work because I dont have the keys to my desk. Plus, I have a ton of work to do today, because I was not here yesterday. I can tell its going to be a great day!

September 18, 2007


Last night, I for some reason did not want to go home after work. So I called my friend Danielle and went to visit her, and her new husband. Ahh love! It was really good to see them. To be honest I haven't really seen them since their wedding about 6 weeks ago. I felt that it had been enough time that going over there would not intrude on their newlywed time.

While I was there they invited me to stay for dinner. We proceded to make dinner together. This turned into more of an adventure than I had anticipated. My first job was to make a rue for the cheese sauce to go in the macaroni and cheese. I responeded a what?! Huh?!? How do you do that? This questions were directed at Brian as Danielle really didnt know either, her speciality is microwaved salmon (which is really good) and apparently a new tuna dish that I have yet to try, but I know the opportunity is on the horizon. Anyways I proceeded to make the rue. Now this was a new experience for all of us, even though Brian pretened to know what to do, he really didn't. He told me its equl parts of flour and butter and then add milk and cheese. Sounds simple enough. Warning- its not simple! I asked him how much butter and and flour I need to add and he said umm a cup. Warning- this is too much, unless of course you are making cheese sauce for the army then it is perfect. I got the flour out and the butter and I put it all together once the butter got melted, it took a long time but finally the rue was made, it was time to add the milk. Well we added what we thought was sufficent to go along with our paste I mean rue, and sadly it was not enough so we added more milk and more milk and more milk. Then we added cheese and more cheese and more cheese. Finally our cheese sauce was made. It only took 1 cup butter, 1 cup flour, a gallon of milk and 3lbs of cheese. Maybe not that much cheese and milk. Suprisingly it was very delicious. I will put the recipe for it on here in another post.

As I was leaving (this is the part that explains the title of this entry) they gave me Amish Friendship Bread. If you have never had it you are missing out. It is sooo good! Basically the idea is your friend gives you a start and then for ten days you make the bread either by mixing it or adding stuff. The instructions explain it all. Then on the tenth day you make starts for your friends out of your dough and bake 2 loaves of bread. Its a win-win situation. You get some great bread, and your friends get to feel loved and get some bread starter.

I was thinking about this last night and is it really amish. The answer comes to us from the wonderful world of wikipedia.
"The first time "Amish Friendship Bread" was discussed on Usenet was in a posting on February 5, 1990. It was an
experiment by Girl Scout Troop 15, c/o Emilie Manning in Oswego, NY and was posted by Patrick Salsbury. A similar
recipe, named "Hermann" has existed in Germany since the 1980s."
Way to go girl scouts! What a wonderful experiment. I dont think it is really amish because it has jell-o instant pudding. I just cant see them getting out the buggy to go to the grocery store to buy instant pudding. I could be wrong though, stranger things have happened.

However this thought came to me. It takes ten days to make this bread. Everyday you have something that you have to do whether it is a small thing like mixing it together or a big thing like adding flour, sugar, and milk, there is always something to do. It's kind of like a friendship in the fact that in order to have a long lasting, strong friendship it needs to be culitvate and cared for everyday, just like the bread.

September 15, 2007

Why I love Saturdays

So today is a a blessed day, it is Saturday. I look forward to the weekend all week. I wake up on Monday morning and tell myself that I only have 5 more days until Saturday.

Now this may sound like I don't like my job, which is not true at all. In fact I love my job. I could not have asked for a better boss or co-workers. It really is a great place to work. If I didn't have my job, then I would not fully appreciate the weekend.

The reason I love Saturday's is because there is no pressure to do anything. I make it a point to sleep in every Saturday morning. I stay up late on Friday night just to make sure that I will be able to sleep in, even if I am falling asleep on the couch I will not go to bed, it's the priciple of the thing. Silly I know.

I also make it a point to cook a nice breakfast. I love breakfast foods, and I don't get to enjoy them as often as I would like. I don't think grabbing a granola bar as I rush out the door really counts as eating a good breakfast. But lets be honest during the week I don't want to get up early enough to have time to make a good breakfast.

Saturday is a perfect day for getting a pedicure, going out to lunch with friends, watching a matinee. Or this is probably one of my favorites, walking around the mall. I usually say "I am just going to window shop". We all know how well that works or rather doesnt work as I come home with a couple of new treasures that were such a good deal, I couldn't resist.

One of the best things about Saturdays is that you can relax into the night knowing that tomorrow you have a glorious day of rest ahead of you. I think that Sundays are my second favorite day, but that is a topic for another day.

September 13, 2007

The sad truth!

The blog won! This morning when I woke up, I was all excited to check my blog to see if my experiment worked. But I made myself get ready for work and check it when I got into the office. Good thing I waited or else I might still be sitting at my apartment full of disappointment. It didnt work. The sad sad truth is that the blog won i guess it showed me who was boss. Dont worry though I am working on a come back plan!

September 12, 2007

Profile Problems

It seems as though my blog has a mind of its own and doesn't like the profile picture that I have chosen. I will save it, and the next time I log in there is a question mark. That is just not cool. So I am going to try to win by posting this pic and not deleting it. I will show that blog of mine whose boss!

P.S. I am crossing my fingers that this works, otherwise I dont know what else to do. I am out of ideas! If it doesn't work and I end up having to be a question mark forever, please know I really did try and the blog showed me who was boss. Lets hope that doesnt happen!

September 11, 2007

My Celebrity Look-Alikes

So there is this site that shows you what celebrities you look like. I tried it out and thought I would post it on here.

September 10, 2007


I have been feeling a little down lately, I hate feeling like this and so I have come to the conclusion that I should just get over my little pity-party and be grateful for the things I have. So list fo why I am so happy with my life!

1. I have a great family
2. I have rockin' friends
3. I have been blessed with a strong testimony of my savior. I know he lives and loves me.
4. My job is AWESOME!
5. I am happy being me.
6. I am able to wake up everyday being free and living in America!
7. I have GREAT health.
8. I am grateful for changing seasons (I get bored of the same thing all the time)
9. I have lots of fun hobbies.
10. I am ALIVE!!!

Yes, I am blessed!!

Shake your groove thing!

While I was in San Francisco this last July, we decided to go Salsa Dancing. Let me just say that this was a disasterous experience. The club was called Cocomo and I would not recommend it. It was full of OLD and GROSS men. This was my first time salsa dancing, and let me just clairify that I am as white as they come. So all these old, gross men would ask me to dance thinking that they could be the hero that could teach me. Umm wrong!!! It was disasterous and I felt yucky afterwards, so needless to say I did not have fond memories of salsa dancing until this last weekend.

On Saturday night my friend suggested that we go dancing. I immediatly said no, I did not feel the need to be touch inappropriatly or made to feel dumb again. Who could blame me, right? Well finally I conceded and we went so we all got in the car and made our way to Studio 600 in Salt lake. The first guy that danced with me told me that I was horrible. Yeah that was fun. What did he know anyways its not like he was a professional. Anyways after that I only danced with my friends and they were very nice and taught me. Even going so far as to say that I dance "muy linda". It was a pleasant experience with lots of fun, I now have great memories of Salsa dancing.

I have come to the conclusion that it can be a lot of fun, you just have to give it a fair chance! I will be going again possibly next Saturday.

September 6, 2007

Fun in the Sun!!

Ok I am officially a slacker at this whole blogging thing. But I have repented of my evil ways, and will now become a dedicated blogger.

I got back from my wonderful vacation in FLORIDA!! Oh YAY!! It was fantastic. It was a much needed vacation. The only bad part was coming home. Not that I dont love my friends and family there but we dont have beaches. In honor of my vacation here are some pics. Who knew Palm Trees were so fun, I love them. Enjoy!

August 17, 2007

Me a flower, interesting!

Apparently I am a VIOLET which means:

"You have a shy personality. You tend to hesitate before trying new things or meeting new people. But once people get to know you, you open up and show the world what you are really all about."

So one of my friends blogs (see Kalli's blog) had this little quiz so I decided to take it. Who knew it could be so accurate. I am very impressed. Kudos flower quiz people, you rock! If you desire to have your personality defined very accurately go to:

What little boys are made of!

Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails, thats what little boys are made of. Its true, trust me. I have the most adorable nephew in the WORLD! His name is Devin and he is almost 3. He has recently discovered the joys of the sand box. Oh heaven help us! I thought I would share some pictures of him. Enjoy!

I thought I should put a picture of my whole family as well, now no one can say i have favorites.

August 16, 2007


I am so mad a certain gender of the human race. I will give you a hint it is not female. Stupid boys, what are they thinking? Usually nothing. Just to clarify I am by no means a man hater. They have their purpose, but sometimes they just forget all manners. They think the world revolves around them. Wait, what this is news to me! I am on the verge of giving up, forgetting all about boys, because lets face it they are not worth it, not for one second.

Everyone tells me not to give up, but really I think I will, even if it is just for an hour. I was ranting about this rage I am currently experiencing with a friend and our conversation went something like this:

Friend: All boys are idiots
Me: I know, I think I will just give up.
Friend: Don’t give up one will surprise you one day.
Me: I hope so.
Friend: He will I know it. yay!
Me: Ok I have renewed hope.

With that my hope has been restored, although I think I will keep this rage for a little while longer and listen to angry chic music on the way home.

P.S. Don't worry mom I will get married one day, even if it is in the spirit world!

Blog whats that?!?

When I first heard of blogs, I was totally confused. I had no idea what was going on. It seemed as though I was from another planet. Then someone finally explained it to me, when I say finally it was probably 10 minutes from the moment I first heard of blogging. I really don’t understand why they took so long. Geez!

I must admit I did not fully understand the joy that is blogging until recently. I have found myself bored at work, (what's new?) with nothing to do and so I started reading peoples blogs. That was it, I was addicted. I found myself desiring a blog to call my very own, however I felt as though I had nothing to blog about. With much thought and consideration I decided to give it a try. What could I lose right?

So here I am now with a blog, still kinda confused at how they work, and writing about nothing. Life is good!