Thursday, November 27, 2008


I love my family.....especially cute little sassy step-sisters

Favorite Friday - Mashed Potatoes

Ummm this is the perfect after Thanksgiving post!!! I LOVE mashed potatoes. Actually I think it is that I love gravy.....but it is not acceptable to just eat bowls of gravy soooo.....mashed potatoes are a necessity. It reminds me of being young and being with family and Sunday dinner. This is my comfort food...I just love mashed potatoes and for some reason this reminded me of frosting......BUH...and now I am reminded of KFC....BUH....and now I am reminded of what Ginger said at Red Robin...BUH.....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Thanksgiving Post

It is funny how one single night can change everything. I had a seriously long Thanksgiving post. I mean it was long. But in just 12 much has changed. I have realized that there are so many things that are so not constant in my life. But there are two that are.....

My Family - Woo what a year guys right? I mean last year I called you collect. Seriously, I am so grateful for my family. My mother is such an example to me. She is exactly how a lady should be and she tried so hard to teach me that. She has loved me without out fail or condition my entire life. Her love for the gospel has helped me cultivate MY love for the gospel. She is my hero. My father is who I have acquired most of my great personality traits. He is funny and caring and loves the gospel. I have never known him to turn people away when it comes to service and he fiercely loves and protects his family. I have put he and my mother through a lot....and they still love me. He is a Broncos fan...but I still love him and am so grateful for the relationship we have. My Step-Mother, Lori, is so great. She is creative and thoughtful and accepted me with all my faults...and when they got married, I had many. I have great step-siblings that I love and I am enjoying getting to know them better each day. sucks when the siblings you inherit are WAY better looking than you are...don't believe me? Go check out the picture wall in my dad's house...all totally cute and then Jen's Super Sweet Sixteen. Bangs and all. I am cultivating and renewing friendships with cousins that I love and aunts and uncles I adore. I have grandparents who love me (some of whom even come to see me in shackles) and support me and still think I walk on water even though I have dang near drowned. I love you all!!! Plus my kids...they may be dogs...but I am thankful for that little white one every day for giving me the courage to leave.

My Savior and The gospel - I know what I feel. I know my testimony. And that, is enough.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sometimes the best part IS the t-shirt

Umm..the movie sucked...the t-shirt rocked..check and check.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jordan and Jon...whats goin' on?

The night I was allowed to be 13

My sweet Joey makes me swoon

See I told you

Still drawing screaming fans

Seriously OK....this guy.....oh how I loved him....turns out...I still do

Happy Birthday Auby

Joey...I'm old enough to make out with you now

Aubry comes through.....loved the shirts

The night I became a republican for Aubry

So I threw Auby a little birthday party....and I had it at Chuck E Cheese.....and if anyone knows Auby you know that is the antithesis of what Auby is. And so Miss Auby's white trash poser party was born. Basically we had to dress up like something we are not. Like Auby......granola girl, BFF....sports fanatic, Lara.......snowboard girl, hair and all...thanks pageant training.


I will refer you to Miss Auby's blog for this one...let me just say.....thats what she said has brought me more joy in the last two years than almost ANYTHING!!!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Sometimes this date just creeps up on me. Most months it passes right by. Today it didn't. As I sat here at work on a Saturday waiting and waiting and waiting....I started getting a bit irritated. And then, now bear with me this will be a little sappy, I looked out my window and I have a perfect view of the Bountiful temple. I thought about this time last year when I had a perfect view of concrete. There have been days this past year when all that got me through was the thought of entering that temple again. And I am almost there. It's so close. And you know, that is really all that matters to me. Sure, work sucks sometimes and lets face it, sometimes it is hard not getting the one thing you want more than anything, but life is awesome.

I have really great friends. I have a REALLY great family. I am feeling more comfortable in my skin everyday. I am so grateful. So very grateful. I am grateful for these experiences. They have made me a better person. A stronger person.

16 months

Friday, November 14, 2008

Favorite Friday - Cupcakes

I love cupcakes. They are my favorite. I could eat them all the time. Do you know what my favorite part is? The frosting. I love frosting. Remember when you were little and you would stick your finger into the container of frosting and then suck it off? BUH. I can not even do this. I got close enough. I am throwing up in my mouth as we speak. BUH BUH BUH

Metal Gods

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 gotta call your dad

I have been tormented with an issue as of late. It is a political issue. It is one of the first times I can think of that I have not been able to put my political values in line with my spiritual and moral values. In the past that would not have mattered to me. Politics first. But now, well it is not that way. I needed advice. I needed wisdom. I called my dad. My dad explained things to me and helped me come to my own conclusions about how I feel. I am so very thankful I have a dad who does not push his views and standings on me and respects mine. I am grateful I have a dad who I can talk to and ask questions. I am grateful I have a dad who loves me and loves the church. I am grateful that after a very long time I finally realize how lucky I am, even if he is a Broncos fan.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I've been hit.....

I have been tagged to post the fourth picture in my fourth picture file on my computer and give a narrative on it sooooo.......
This is Miss Aubry and I on the Fourth of July at the Provo Parade. It was such a great day. Seriously, best
Fourth of July EVER!!!!!!
Now I tag BFF, Auby, Brookie, and Heather

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It is a privilege.......

I hope everyone votes today. Don't take it for granted!!!!

What did YOU do for FHE?

Went to Metallica