Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Photo fun Part 2

11. A picture that means a lot to you but not many people will understand

I love the mountains so much and miss them everyday!I also love the Logan temple so pretty!

12. A picture of a celebrity you find attractive

I think the rock is cute! I really think its his dimples that I think are so cute!

13. A picture of your favorite movie

I love Hayley Mills movies! My 2 favorite ones are Parent Trap and Polyanna they just make me smile!

14. A picture of you today

I don't really have many pictures of myself. I am not a fan of having my picture taken. Here I am with my adopted nephews and niece at Omsi.

15.A picture that your hair looks nice in

I really like my hair in this picture. I dont really know why its just cute to me.

16. A picture from the last time you went out of town

This is not from the last time I went out of town because I wanted a happy picture.Last time I was at a funeral and nobody wants to see red eyes. So here I am on the teacups at Disneyland!

17. A picture of you hugging someone

I love Halloween and always throw a fun party. I miss having my parties and having these fun girls to hang around with.

18. A picture of you and your best friend

This is my best friend Trish who puts up with it all no matter how crazy I am. She is one in a million.

19. A picture of you with pets

Anyone that knows me well knows that I am so allergic to anything with fur.I did have some fish but they all died the day before moving to Oregon. So for now I will have to settle for these cute pets:)

20. A picture of your favorite meme

This site cracks me up! If you have never been to see it you should. Its crazy what people think is acceptable to wear at a store. My roommate works there and some of the pictures she sends are as good as this site!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Photo Fun

My cousin Candy did this on her blog and I thought it was so fun! Then before I could get it done my sister did it too. So I guess the 3rd ones a charm right?:) I am copying my sister's idea and doing 10 at a time instead of 1 a day.

1.Your facebook profile picture

I love this picture so much! 2 of my most favorite people!

2. A picture of yourself a year ago

Gotta love the tulip festival I do!

3. A picture that makes you smile

How could this picture not make you smile! These 2 are the cutest!

4. A photo of your favorite musician/band

Since I have way too many 80's artists that I like I thought I
would cheat a bit and put a choir I love!

5. A photo of a favorite blog

I made this subject up since the photo they wanted was for something
I had never heard of. This is one of my favorite blogs to look at she is
amazing at cake pops! If you ever want to check it out go to bakerella.com

6. A Picture of what you ate today

This is gorilla bread. If you have ever had the famous monkey bread
this is similar only kicked up a notch! So good!

7. A picture of you when you were little

Me and one of my favorite cousins Shawna on moving day.

8. A picture with someone you love

This is my grandma who I love more then anything. We have so
many memories together.

9. A picture of you with friends

Its kind of sad to me that I dont really have many pictures "with"
my friends. I guess I need to get in the picture more. These are only
a few of my good friends that I have pictures of.

10. A picture of you with family

I love my family! This is us at Phil's wedding and I love this picture!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I have had a lot of thoughts going through my head lately about my grandma's. They are amazing people with so much to offer. I have truly learned so much about myself and others through them. They are such strong religious people that have never weakened to anything. They always stuck their ground and held strong. Today is my grandma Joyce's birthday she is in her 80's. You would never guess it though she still drives and goes to the temple. She has her wits about her and knows what is going on. She just lost her husband and it has sure been tough to be alone. She is such a wonderful person and I am sure she will be around for quite awhile. My other grandma is not doing the best anymore. Her quality of life has sure left as she sits day after day sometimes not even knowing who people are. Its really hard to hear and see her like this. I just try and remember all the amazing memories I have of her. There are too many to count! One of my favorites is listening to her sing with her daughters. I could listen to them for hours they should do a cd! One of my favorite songs they sing is called Home. It makes you happy to want to come home and feel the memories there. I know grandma will be going home soon and I am truly happy for her. What a wonderful place to look forward to.
Here are the words to the song:

Evening brings the close of day,
Skies of blue begin to grey,
Crimson hues are fading in the west.
Evening ever brings to me
Dreams of days that used to be,
Memories of those I love the best.

When shadows fall
And trees whisper, "Day is ending",
My thoughts are ever wending home.
When crickets call,
My heart is forever yearning
Once more to be returning home.

When the hills conceal the setting sun,
Stars begin a-peeping, one by one.
Night covers all,
And though fortune may forsake me,
Sweet dreams will ever take me home.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

this and that and relay for life!

Its been awhile since I did a post. I haven't really had anything to write about lately. My job is going about the same and I am keeping really busy with my calling. I am the compassionate service leader in the ward. I have never had the calling so it has really stretched my comfort zone. We have had a lot going on that I have had to organize. We had 2 babies born within 2 weeks of each other and a lady go in for surgery. The saddest was a 27 year old woman that had to get a double masectomy because of cancer. It broke my heart that at such a young age this would be the only option. Cancer has been a huge part of my life. It has taken more people then I want to count. I hate that there isn't a cure and it costs so much to do the research on it. I signed up to do Relay for life and it has been just what I needed to deal with all the death. In case your not familiar with it I will tell you. This is what the website says:

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives.

Pretty cool I think and worth the tears, sweat and sacrifice to do it. I am doing it in honor of my cousin that lost the battle this last year. I have a bunch of others I am walking for too including my grandpa that just passed away in February. I think it will be a neat experience and help me in the end. I will be sharing a few posts about it in the next couple months. I am excited to have the chance to do it! If you are interested in helping me out and want to donate to the cause let me know and I can send you and email where you can donate:)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Flashback

I love,love love this picture! Well except the fact that I am showing off my underwear but it gives the picture character right?! These are my 2 best friends my cousins. We grew up together one of them 6 months older and the other 6 months younger. We did it all together and stayed close through the years. They mean everything to me and especially now that one of them has passed on. I am so lucky to have them as my cousins and best friends. So many memories that can never be erased!