Monday, January 31, 2011


I think its time for another giveaway! Leave a comment if you want to be thrown into the drawing. I will draw a week from today for the winner!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I have been doing a lot of thinking...

Sorry I haven't done much in blogging land lately. I have had kind of a blah January. I think everyone does with the weather and trying to start up new goals for the year. I have been busy at work training a new girl so we aren't stuck working 12 hour shifts anymore thank goodness! I have been doing a lot of thinking about my grandparents lately. I have been blessed in my life to have known my great grandparents. I have so many memories of visiting with them and how excited they would get to see me. I think my love for cooking came from my great grandma Ida. She was an amazing cook and always had something good to eat. I remember helping her in the kitchen with cookies or just sitting and watching. She was always patient with me and would never get upset if I messed something up. I miss her sweet ways and her whistling and watching Lawrence Welk with her. I have been thinking about my mom's mom lately. Just this month my sweet grandma had to go and live with my aunt. She was just too wobbly for her own house and to be alone. I know this was a hard pill for her to swallow but she seems to be doing ok. She has always been such a positive person never upset. She always loves a phone call or visit and when you talk to her you would think your the most interesting person ever! I love her so much and am so thankful for my aunt letting her stay. I know it has been a huge sacrifice to have her there. I am also thinking about my grandpa Keith who is suffering so much right now. He has literally gone through the wringer of health problems. He has fought cancer twice and its winning right now. I am so sad that he has to deal with the pain and the sickness. I am also feeling bad for my grandma who stays by his side day in and day out. She is so loving and just wants to help him so much. It has been so hard for her to watch him suffer. I know it wont be long before he is called to the other side. He is already talking to people there and really wants to go. I am just so thankful for the knowledge that the gospel brings. I didn't mean to be such a downer with this post I am just having a lot of sadness these days and needed to share. I hope everyone is doing well! If you have your grandparents still dont forget to tell them you love them!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Top 10 of 2010

These are in no specific order

Being able to spend some time with my cousin Audrey was so wonderful.The
reason for meeting was a very sad one but she helped me get through it.

Seeing my grandparents was great but especially my grandma B
she is always happy no matter what her circumstances. I hope
to be that way someday.

The birth of Ivy Joy she is the cutest thing you have ever seen!
She melts your heart with those cute cheeks.(photo courtesy of Olya)

Seeing my old roommate Debs she is so adorable
and always makes me laugh

My brother Phil getting married to a great girl! Its nice
to have 2 sister in laws with fashion sense:)It was also
so nice to get to see my family quite a bit this last year.

I had a milestone birthday and turned 35! I do feel my
age quite a bit!

I went to Disneyland with my best friend Trish! It is the
place that keeps me young at heart.

I went to Utah and surprised a good friend of mine. I watched
her 5 kids while she was able to get away for her 10th anniversary!

I was able to get together with my sister quite a bit this year.
She even came down and surprised me which was awesome!

I went camping alot and had such a great time! I am already planning
some trips this year:)

These were the highlights of my 2010 year. I am looking forward to many more adventures this new year!

Monday, January 10, 2011

15 years!

I cant believe 15 years ago today my grandpa was laid to rest. Its been really hard on my grandma having him gone. She has missed him so much and talks about him all the time. I know she would love to be with him especially now that her health is terrible. It seems like yesterday that he was here and then other times it feels like forever! I cant wait until we are able to see him again. I am sure he is lonely for us and it will be a great reunion. Miss you grandpa

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Paula!

This is my mom's baby sister Paula. She is such a sweetheart and is always doing nice things for others. Today is her birthday so I just wanted her to know how much I love and appreciate all she does. She is truly such a great example to me. Thanks for all the memories through the years! your the best!