Friday, December 5, 2008

Getting Real

So I read Betsy's post today about how she felt bad sometimes after reading every one's blogs. Can I just give her a major what-what (while raising the roof) !! I am so on board with you Bets. Although I am addicted to reading other's blogs, I have most definitely had my days where reading other's blogs makes me feel sick. Why you ask? I dunno, maybe because it is all about rainbows and fairy tales, baby blue birds and bows.

When I post something on my blog (which is VERY rare) I don't usually decide to post about how I had a fight with my sister, or the lesson I planned for school totally sucked. Oh no, I post something about how much fun I had doing this, or that, or who knows what. And why? Because who wants to tell the world that they had a fight with their husband last night about whether or not to put the crock pot in the basement (detached from the house) or keep it upstairs where it is READILY AVAILABLE. Well not me of course, I mean, heaven forbid I would be that lame to fight over something that trivial, but then share it with the world? No thanks.

The blogs I love to read the most are not the blogs about the home-made curtains so and so made, or the beautiful creations some child made for their mommy blogger. The blogs I love are the ones who laugh at themselves, and give me something to laugh at.

With that said, I think I have turned a new leaf. Who knows how often I'll post something or if I will actually follow through, but I am going to try to be more realistic in my blogging life. And boy, do I have a lot of un-fun, un-flattering, not so dreamy things I could talk about.

Wow. That feels nice. I think I am going to start liking this blogging thing a lot more.

and guess what... no picture! gasp!

*disclaimer: I just came back and re-read my post and it sounds a bit harsh. By NO MEANS did I want to offend anyone with the way they blog. I absolutely love reading about every one's life, so please no one take offense!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


This year I am thankful for so many things, but without a doubt, this Thanksgiving season I am thankful for medical technology and health care. Life is hard enough with school and work and tough decisions, but must we add bad health to the mix? While I am NOT thankful for all the health issues that have manifested throughout both of our families, I AM so very thankful for our availability to doctors and hospitals.

Here is hoping for a healthier 2009!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Early Mornings

Mornings have always been a tough area for me to tackle. I absolutely DREAD getting up in the morning. I have vivid memories of my mother coming in to wake me up for preschool and my mind started to grumble. I'd lay there and say the Pledge of Allegiance in my head, sing a song, say the date (All of the things we would do at preschool), in hopes that I had procrastinated getting out of bed long enough that my mom would say, "You know what? Preschool is actually almost over, you may as well go right back to sleep." It never did pan out the way I hoped it would.

My older sister Amanda never struggled to get up quite like I did as a child though. We shared a bedroom, and on Saturday mornings she was right there to wake me up for Saturday Morning Cartoons, just so I didn't miss anything...or so that she wasn't alone..either one works.

All through junior high and high school I would sleep until the absolute LAST minute possible. High school started at 7:30 a.m. and there was NO WAY I was getting up earlier than 7:00.

Nothing changed during college, and even now that I am back in high school. I loathe getting up in the morning. Some mornings I'll have had ample sleep time, but just can't will myself to plant my toes on that carpet. Sometimes I think it is a mental thing, because in the morning, everything is black. All that I have to do during the day is starring me in the face and the thought of making it a reality is just so.. ugly.

This morning was no different. Being to my place of "business" by 7:15 A.M. is PURE TORTURE. Even as I write this and look at the time (7:47) I am stunned I am here. So tell me, what were you doing at 7:15 this morning?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Scratchy Tags

My favorite Couch tagged me, so I thought I would play along:

6 random things about me.....

1. I have never had a bloody nose.

2. I have bungee jumped off of a 200 foot bridge over a raging river in the Costa Rican jungle. {Won't ever do that again!}

3. I have Gall Bladder disease. Pesky little gall stones..

4. I can eat Tostitos Lime tortilla chips all day everyday, and while Miles was in Peru, I ate just that for dinner...more than once.

5. I spent 13 hours at work yesterday...Parent Teacher Conferences..ugh.

6. I am eating at the cheesecake factory tonight for book club.

{More to come on the eventful birthday weekend}

Monday, September 22, 2008


So I've been teaching High School Resource Math for the past month. Teaching is such a hard job, I have a new appreciation for all of those teachers I had over the years. There have been so many crazy stories already, it would take me hours to just type them all out, but generally speaking, teaching is a great experience. I can tell that I make a difference to some of the kids, and I guess that is the main idea right?

Never thought I'd be back in High School, but here I am.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ABC, its easy as...

Wow, what a summer I have had! Let's start at the very beginning...

  • I balled my eyes out at the Salt Lake Airport at 5:00 AM while Miles boarded a plane headed to Peru for 6 weeks
  • Spent the next 5 weeks alone in Provo and weekends at my parents house (helped nurse my mom back to health after a total knee replacement)
  • Flew to Peru to meet Miles and visit Machu Piccu (absolutely unbelievable!)
  • Spent the 4th of July at Spencer and Kate's cabin
  • Pulled out weeds for Miles Law School professor (Remind me never to agree to weed anything in Heber...
  • A last minute trip to Boise and McCall, Idaho to visit Miles sister and her family
  • A last minute trip to New York, where I won front row tickets to Wicked in the lottery
  • And last but not least, I STARTED A NEW JOB! (more to come on that)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Long time no talk

Hmm. I haven't posted for a long time. Rachael reminded me of this, but I have a hard time deciding what to post about. Here are ten recent things floating around in my mind:

1) Miles told me this quote, and I love it, "Assume positive intent"
2) When husbands leave you for 6 weeks to go to Lima, is no fun!
3) Family reunions in St. George are filled with fun surprises, but always fun to be with family.
4) Summer makes me gitty!
5) Book club is by far one of my most anticipated activities of the month.
6) My father means so much to me. I Would be DEVASTATED if I had lost him.
7) My husband is 1/3 lawyer as of the end of April.
8) NPR is my new favorite radio station.
9) Perspective is everything
10) Meeting Miles in Peru at the end of week 5 will be absolutely FABULOUS.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tag........I'm it

I was tagged by Mrs. Couch, and I don't want to disappoint, So, here goes:

5 things i was doing 10 years ago:
one. trying to endure Mrs. Grover's home room class in 8th grade
two. loving a boy named Nick Sorenson
three. preparing for my first Virginian summer
four. video taping "hottie talk"(our version of "the view", except strictly about boys in our neighborhood) with Andrea and Melissa and "mystery star reporter" with liz
five. being so insecure it was painful
5 things i was doing 5 years ago:
one. beginning college..oh how i wish i would have studied a little more that first year!
two. had just starting hanging out with my now husband
three. planning the most adventurous, fun, amazing, trip to europe with Anwea
four. experiencing one of my favorite years of life (to date). jill, erin, linden, kaci and sarah made it lots of fun.
five. ditching a missionary for above mentioned love interest

5 snacks i enjoy: only 5?
one. candy
two. licorice
three. gummy anything
four. nachos
five. cheese
5 things i did yesterday:
one. made reservations for a party for anwea
two. went to my favorite class at the gym.
three. went home for lunch and saw a sex change operation done on the TYRA show. YUCK!
four. got 9 hours of sleep
five. made dinner and watched Jazz game with above mentioned husband
5 jobs i've had:
one. A Clean Impression. thanks to amanda's love for dry cleaning, my mom swindled me into taking this sweat shop job.
two. "runner" Xscape Day Spa. gotta love the homosexual spa manager who constantly sent me over to "The Store" to buy him razors with the money from the till. don't worry, i'd slip myself some gummy bears in every once in a while.
three. nanny. best. job. ever. i nannied for the most beautiful, sweet, fun, lovable, smart, little girls ever. and their mother is someone i long to be like and miss chatting with almost every day. can you tell i miss that amazing job? come back nielson's......
four. fruit stand manager. second favorite job. (maybe it had something to do with the fact that the nielson's, the above mentioned family, created the job for me) i got to "lay out", eat fruit, and read all. summer. long.
five. nanny. wost. job. ever. worked for an evil devil worshiper in park city who owns a very popular restaurant up there that i won't mention for fear of ever having to speak of them. lets just say they still owe me $400, and I am NOT willing to go get it.

5 things i would do if i had a million dollars:
one. quit, quit, quit
two. invest
three. travel
four. buy miles a new car
five. remodel my parents home for them
5 tv shows i like:
one. arrested development
two.the biggest loser
three. celebrity rehab
four. the office
five. real world/road rules challenges (i haven't seen one in years though)
5 things i hate doing:
one. moving!!!!!
two. waking up
three. cleaning the toilet (which by-the-way, i think should fall into the list of "manly duties" men are inclined to do, like, taking out the garbage and fixing broken things. I mean, aren't they the ones dirtying it anyway? i've been trying to implement this in my house...trying, is the key word. just a thought)
four. listening to the foreign guy at work eat his peanut butter and jelly sandwich (which by the way he calls a P&J...not pB&j) every morning for breakfast (with his mouth opened) and then proceed to slurp his hot chocolate and BURP to follow it up. yup, hate that.
five. vacuuming. i absolutely loathe the sound of the vacuum.

5 biggest joys of the moment:
one. being in the same room as my miles
two. blogging
three. my dishwasher, washer and dryer, second bathroom, and cable (i know, your sick of hearing about it)
four. having time to read
five. bed time

Saturday, February 2, 2008

10 things about me..

1. when laying on my back in bed, the covers can NOT be touching my neck. I have to have them up around my face or else I feel like I am being strangled.

2. i hate crumpled up napkins. i will avoid touching one at any cost. why must people crumple them up? i prefer to fold my paper napkin instead of wad it up, you never know what might be lurking in the next crevasse. i know i am crazy...i just hate it.

3. ok...i am going to say it for the whole world to hear....i like to eat cooked carrots with ketchup. there. i said it. please don't judge me.

4. i love to play card games, board games, any type of game. unless people get too competitive, than it isn't fun anymore.

5. i have an extremely hard time wearing v-neck shirts and i've have had this problem since i can remember. i find them to be absolutely hideous on my body and it has turned into somewhat of a phobia. i have begun wearing scoop neck and other variations, but the v-neck, i just can not do.

6. i never knew how much pure love i could have for a dishwasher and washer/dryer. you try going without either for 4 years. not fun.

7. my 2006 self would kill me for saying this, but..i miss school.

8. life without the porcupine is just not as complete.

9. i make 'monsters' or german pancakes every sunday.

10. i absolutely love: charleston chews, maggie moo's ice cream, sugar daddy's, doughnuts, anything gummy, and bubble gum. yum.

{oh, and i have tasted the most disgusting hamburger on the planet, please reference the picture above}