Friday, January 9, 2015

so..... i took the christmas decorations down today. and all that was going through my head was "i cry the day i take the tree down..." who knows what that is from? well, its from "The Forgotten Carols" an amazing Christmas play that i sing in every year. it is about this nurse that is called to take care of this man John, who has been around for thousands of years. she is a bah humbug, and he tells her stories of people that lived when Christ was born.and those that get looked over and dont have carols (hence The "Forgotten" Carols) this clip is Connie Lou's carol. it is amazing. Note: the woman that sings it is up for a Tony Award by next year. if you have nt ever seen Christmas play i highly suggest you come see it when Christmas rolls around. it will change the way you look at Christmas, just like it changed Connie Lou's heart and the way that she looks at Christmas. i mean, she has her own carol now. i hope you like this song:)

Monday, January 5, 2015

so, i decided i NEVER want to get old! my mom called me last night and told me that my grandpa had been taken to the hospital via ambulance, and she needed me to go down there because she was in st george. so i went down the hospital to find out that he had been taken there because he had a fever. they did every test you could imagine. i got all kinds of phone calls from my mom, my sister, my uncle, and my cousin. to make sure that my grandpa was ok. i Love my grandparents so much! and it breaks my heart to see them in the state that they are in. they have dementia, and all kinds of other health problems. i want to cry every time i take them to their doctors appointments. as i was waiting with them in the er last night i got to thinking, we need to cherish every moment that we have with our loved ones because who knows when our last will be. we need to make sure that we make time for them, and show them how much we love them. we need to put aside any disagreements or problems or anything that we have with them, especially our family members because when things go bad they are going to be the ones that are there for us. they are the ones that we are sealed to for time and all eternity. we should want to be with our families forever. so, please go hug and kiss the ones that you love and tell them that you love them. hold them a little tighter. how grateful i am for the knowledge of the plan of salvation and the knowledge that i can be with my family forever, and see my loved ones again. it is such a comforting feeling to know that as long as we live worthy of it we can live with them again. we will be with those that have passed on again. oh how great the goodness of our God! i love you all. and i love my family and i love my GOD!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Its been a really long time since I've been on here. but i want to start blogging again to help me with my journal keeping. a lot has happened in the past 4 years and it would be a novel to talk about it all in this post. having said that i am going to start new from here on out. this past week has been Christmas. it was really good this year, my whole family got together, that hasn't happened in a really long time. its not very often that my family is all in the same place at the same time. not one fight happened! it was amazing! everyone got along for the first time in a while. it was a very pleasant time. this year was the first year in quite a few years that i have asked for anything, and i got exactly what i asked for. A SEWING MACHINE! I cant wait to start sewing and learning more how to sew. I've been wanting to make one of those jean patch quilts, and now i can. anyways, so Christmas was good, really good! and hopefully i will be much better at updating my blog. here is a pic for you to enjoy of my wonderful huge family, that i love so much!

Monday, May 17, 2010

so i know i've been really bad at updating this thing... and im still working on it so i will have a new post going over the past year in the next couple days. i am gonna change the layout etc. of my blog add music etc. tonight, then ill post a real post and hopefully ill keep it updated so you all know whats going on in my life. until then goodbye :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Secondhand Serenade

so... last night was one of the best nights ever! I had a blast. 1st we went to the Secondhand Serenade concert.... he was amazing... i would go see him every chance I Can. he also had a couple of other bands there with him... rookie of the year, white tie affair, and Meg & Dia. they were all very good but he was a amazing. over all it was a really, really, good concert. then we went to in n out and had some food, before i meet up with some other friends and went dancing at stoneys! I love that place, i could go there every night and i probably would if i could. it was a blast!
anyways that is what I did last night. and it was one of the the funnest night ever!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

its been a while

so... its been FOREVER since i was last on here... this year I am going to get better at updating my blog. I really should. anywaysm the last year has been crazy busy, and gone by way too fast. lets look back at some highlights of 2008

  • I moved out!

My dad had been looking for another rental home for a few months and he wanted me and some other girls to move into it. i thought it was a great idea... so we were house shopping omgosh it was one of the biggest pains in the butt ever... we put offers on like 3 other houses and they didn't get accepted... then finally we found the house that i am in...Shawna emailed me pictures of it so I had seen it online then I was playing volleyball and my dad called me and said "you have to come look at this house!" and so I did... it was amazing, it was perfect. not too big not too small it was like the perfect size so he made an offer on it and I moved in a month later and I have now been living on my own in it for 6 months. I love it! I love having roommates, and the experiences I have here that I could not have at home with the family. It was just time.

  • I went on the price is right show

I didnt win anything but it was still go cool to be in the show... first you get up when it is still dark outside at like 330 in the morning, and you stand in line for and hour and a half to get a fake ticket, then you get to take a break and eat some breakfast etc., then you come back and wait in another line to get another fake ticket, then you wait in another line for at least an hour and get 1 more fake ticket then they finally give you the sticker with your name on it, that is your REAL ticket into the show. then you get interviewed with about 10 other people by the producers of the show and they ask you the normal ??'s where are you from? what do you do? etc. That is how they figure out who they are going to call down, then you go into the studios... its almost like you are robots you do exactly what they want you to. they tell you when to clap, they tell you when to stand up, and when to yell etc. its really fun though. Im not sure I will do it again though, it seems like one of thos e things that you have to do once.

  • I went snowboarding for the first time since I have been home

That was a blast. for Christmas I got a new snowboard. The saturday after Christmas about 15 of us from the singles ward went snowboarding, we had a lot of fun... I really like my new board, it is a lot easier to ride, its a lot smoother, it is just all around better. We are going to go again at the end of this month.

  • I am one again one of the activities co chairs

Well i am the cochair of th Dinner committe which is a type of activities committee. Every 4th friday of the month we as a ward get together and have dinner and a movie at the church a park or someones house... we have had some killer activities....I love being a part of the acitivites for the is what I do.

  • I had my one year mark of being home

That was wierd. To think that I had been home for a year, and I had my 1 1/2 year mark too, that was even mroe wierd to think that I have now been home longer than I was on my mission. It is almost like i never left... like my mission was a dream, it went by so fast... but I know it definitely was real and i had real experiences and met/taught some real people that are amazing and that I watched turn their lives around because they ound the Jesus Christ and his gospel. I know that it changes lives if people just let Him in. If they will just open their hearts and listen their lives will be changed forever... I am a whitness of that. I watched it happen many times although i did not often get to see them actually be baptized i watched them go through the process of changing their lives forever. and it changed me forever and I will never forget it or them.

  • Steve Williams Passed away

Steve was an amazing man. He was like a second father to me. He was a co-worker of mine and just like family. he always told me and his wife that we were Kindred spirits... He wrote me at least a dozen time while I was on my mission... I felt his love for me no matter what... He always teased me about boys... He told my "NO BOYS TIL YOURE DONE WITH SCHOOL, AND THEN I WANT TO CHECK THEIR FINANCIAL RECORDS!" He always knew how to make me smile. He really was amazing, and his family is amazing... I know he is in the spirit world just making everyone laugh and smile and be happy. That is what he did, but we sure do miss him here. He went in for an angioplasty and didnt come out. it was devistating but I know htat he is in good hands. he was never a member of the church but i really hope that someday he will and his familywill be come members of the Church of Jesus Christ... That they might have hope, and the knowledge that they will see him again.

I am so blessed to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I know that Christ lives and that he knows us, i know he loves me and you and everyone that ever has and ever will live on this earth. i know that he died for all of us that we might have the hope of returning to our Heavenly Father amd gain eternal life if we repent and are baptized and live worthily of our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith saw God The Father and his son Jesus Christ in Palmyra NY, i have walked every foot of the Grove where that sacred event took place.

All in all 2008 was a great year. and I hope 2009 is even better.

I hope I will be a better blogger... hopefully life doesn't get in the way.

Well, im not sure what else happened this last year but... I know a lot did. I gained a lot of new friends and became closer with old ones.