Tuesday, April 29, 2008



Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Assistant payroll manager for Cobblestone Inc.
2. Math, English, and Computer Literacy tutor for the College of Eastern Utah.
3. Residential Team Leader for Upward Bound for the University of Utah.
4. Reading tutor in a research project for Utah State

Four movies I would (or have) watched over and over:
1. North Avenue Irregulars
2. Princess Bride
3. 7 Brides for 7 Brothers
4. Land Before Time

Four places I have lived:
1. Magna, Ut.
2. Price, Ut.
3. Sandy, Ut.
4. Logan, Ut.

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pink Star at Jamba Juice-not on the menu but Kjerstin got me hooked!
2. Baked Potatoes
3. Pinch Cake
4. Tuna, Apple Cider Vinager, Oil, and Bon Apetit salad-don't knock it until you try it.

Four places I'd rather be right now:
1. Somewhere warm
2. Cuddling with a boy
3. With the family in Salt Lake
4. On a road trip

Four things I am looking forward to in 2008:
1. Getting married!
2. Finishing up all school other than student teaching
3. Family Reunion campout with fun cousins
4. Making some new friends!

Four friends I tag:
1. Wendy
2. Monika
3. Mckenzie
4. Keli

Getting through

I know that lots of people feel like they aren't sure why they are going to school...I feel blessed to know what I want to do and what I love. I am so glad to be done with the semester though! I just wanted to say thanks to all the great people that are in the special ed department. To all those that have helped me get through this program! I really believe that it has been through the support and pushing of each other that we've made it through! Congrats to everyone! Tonight should be good fun at the banquet-one last hoorah before we seperate for student teaching and such! Thanks for a group that I can now consider family!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wendy's who what where quiz

Where is your cell phone? Sitting on my bed
Your significant other? In Wyoming for work
Your hair? ok...got wet with the snow today
Your mother? at her house
Your father? on the way back from New Mexico (was working there)
Your favorite thing? Hugs and cuddling
Your dream last night? more like a nightmare
Your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
Your dream/goal? Finish school and teach at least a year...have a family
The room you’re in? My bedroom
Your ex? Which one are you asking about
Your fear? there are a few right now
Where do you want to be in 6 years? being a mom
Where were you last night? with Josh
What you’re not? Submissive
Muffins? uhh...blueberry
One of your wish list items? house stuff
Where you grew up? Magna
The last thing you did? Attended an award's thing for the Special Ed department
What are you wearing? Cacky dress slacks and a nice shirt-I presented a project today
Your TV? Could use a replacement
Your pets? Don't have any-apartment life
Your computer? gets me through
Your life? well...I'm still breathing
Your mood? Blah...and stressed
Missing someone? Badly...
Your car? My "Boo" since it is a Malibu :)
Something you’re not wearing? socks
Favorite store? Down East
Your summer? Will be insane!
Like someone? I love someone and like a lot of people (in a friendly sense of course)
Your favorite color? Blue
When is the last time you laughed? Today with the girls in the Special Ed department
Last time you cried? Last night...it was a long day
Who will repost this? I don't really even know who reads my blog, so I don't know. If you read my blog, let me know by reposting! :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

He is wonderful...

I officially got my ring on Saturday! Josh did a wonderful job of keeping me guessing. More and more I am seeing how much I love him and how much he does for me. He has become a romantic and I love it! I could not ask for a more giving and understanding man. Yay for August!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Scary Times

Ok since this is my journal of sorts I thought I better write down the happenings of the last two days. Before I begin I will let you all know that I am fine. Thursday night I was hanging out with the roomies and some friends...just after ten I started to lose feeling in my left arm and then I felt some intensely sharp pain in my chest. My roommates and friends were obviously worried-I wrote it off until it continued to persist. I received a blessing and we called our friend who is just finishing up her clinicals as a nursing student. She arrived shortly and took my blood pressure and pulse-it was 80 over 48 which is pretty low. The chest pain had subsided but my arm was still numb. I took some Motrin and decided to just wait it out (I know...I'm stubborn) promising that I would go to the Student Wellness Center...
So this morning I went into the wellness center met with a doctor and he took some vitals and listened to my heart and decided that I needed to go to the Emergency Room so I called a friend since I wasn't allowed to drive myself. I spent several hours getting blood drawn, having xrays, and an EKG.
All to find out that I am stressed (no brainer it' the end of the semester and I just got engaged), I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder, and some stomach acid has come up my esophagus into my lungs and area around my heart causing irritation. So I was given some prescriptions and told to stay in bed through today and take it easy the next few days.
I am so grateful to the friends who took care of me and took me where I needed to be and stayed with me. I am also incredibly grateful for an amazing fiance who drove down from Wyoming where he is working to make sure I was ok and to bring me flowers. So no worries I am doing well and feeling much better :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Forever forever ever forever ever :)

I am engaged! Josh officially got the blessing of my parents this weekend and we've set the temple date. I can hardly believe how incredibley lucky I am. We've decided on the 16th of August in Salt Lake. Strangely I am afraid to pinch myself but then I know that no dream could be this good. After 12 years of knowing each other and 8 years of dating on and off we have finally decided to make it official and tell the world how much we love each other...for those of you that know me well you know I am a stubborn brat and so bless him for being willing to put up with me for eternity :) My mind is going crazy knowing that I am going to be getting married to this amazing man-I feel so incredibly lucky and blessed! Thanks for being a part of my life!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

To Forgive is to Remember

So a friend of mine sent this to me. I was amazed at how close to home it hit me. You can never truly forget the things you have done or that others have done to you...but you can move forward and you can learn.

To forgive is not to forget,
To forgive is really to remember.
To remember
That nobody is perfect.
That each of us stumbles.
When we want so much to stay upright,
That each of us says things
We wish we had never said.
That we can all forget that love
Is more important than being right.

To forgive is really to remember,
That we are so much more than our mistakes.
That we are often more kind and caring
And that accepting another's flaws
Can help us accept our own.
To forgive is to remember,
That the odds are pretty good
That we might soon need to be forgiven ourselves.
That life sometimes gives us more than we can handle

To forgive is to remember,
That we have room in our hearts to begin
Again, and again, and again.

Author unknown

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thank Goodness!

I am so incredibly grateful for the amazing people that I go to school with! Throughout the year I have been consistently surprised and amazed at how much of a "family" I have within my major. We practically live with each other because of the time we spend in classes but more importantly we support each other. We know each other inside the classroom as well as outside-we celebrate good news together and share the hard times as well. We get each other through tests and assignments and somehow still find time to laugh. So thanks to all those that I call my family in the Special Ed department! Love you girls (and 3 guys)!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The weekend and stupid people

Ok so seriously I can not believe my luck! I sometimes wonder why people choose to bring drama into their lives and try to hurt others. This weekend started out amazing with several wonderful things happening. I love conference time and enjoy spending the weekend learning more about myself and trying to get some direction. As for the stupid people part...well my past came back to bite me on Sunday-well in a way...I had the odd experience of talking to my ex's current girlfriend more like arguing with her. It is something that has happened before but I find it childish and stupid especially since she never wants to actually talk but just text (with his phone) anyways it is hilarious to me that she is older yet seems so much younger than me. Any suggestions?
On a lighter note I had a pretty good weekend-we had a barbecue Friday night and then Saturday started off a great conference day. That night Valene and I went to a movie and then it was home to bed. Sunday morning I got up and made a breakfast for some friends. Everybody showed up around 9:45 and we got dished up and got ready for more inspired words. All in all the weekend was pretty interesting...there may be some more interesting and fun news in the weeks to come...we will see ;)
This is the pinchcake that I make for every General Conference

Friday, April 4, 2008

Growing up

OK so I think that while we were younger we all wanted to just grow up and get things over with. The last few months of my life have shown me that growing up is not all that it is cracked up to be....I don't like being responsible anymore. As much fun as it is to make some choices it sure would be easier to just have someone tell you what would be best. I am grateful that I know what I want to go to school for and that I also know that my family will always be behind me 100%-even if that means being behind an idiot that makes a stupid choice. The last little while has been a really big test for me and lots of decisions about the future have had to be made and I always stress that I am not making the wisest decision. Then the peaceful calming feeling comes over me and I know it will be ok and workout how it is supposed to.
Thank goodness for the gospel! I am very excited to hear from the apostles and prophets that I sustain and look to for guidance. This weekend should be a highly rewarding one and right now I could sure use it!
At least being grown up comes with some benefits :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008


So it has been about a week since I got home from an amazing vacation. I was able to visit Washington D.C. with my parents, brother, and youngest sister. My grandmother is currently serving an LDS mission at the temple there. Our first night there we went to the temple and also the visitors center there. Instead of going and staying at the hotel with my parents and siblings I spent the majority of my vacation staying at my grandma's apartment and talking with her.
The first two full days there we toured D.C. going to; the National Cathedral, the Holocaust Museum, the National Archives, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol, the Natural History Museum, the Washington Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the WWW II Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial. It was absolutely crazy. And while somewhat exhausting they were a great first two days.
Saturday we left early in the morning and drove up to New Jersey where we checked into a hotel and then rode a bus into New York. We went out to the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, and Times Square. We ate New York Pizza and had an amazing time. We then went back to the hotel for the night, got up early Sunday and drove back to D.C. to go to church with my grandma-an all senior missionary ward-very interesting. Then had a nice Easter dinner with her and talked about the meaning of Easter.
Monday we went out to the Air and Space museum by Dullas airport, the National Aquarium, and walked around D.C. Afterwards we went back to grandma's and enjoyed her company one last time before going to the new hotel closest to the airport to fly out the next day.
This was a wonderful and most memorable vacation. I feel blessed to have had the experience and have never felt more grateful for the freedoms that I have, the temples that I can see and be part of, the family I have been given, and the innumerable blessings that I am given daily!

The blog....

Ok so I have been wanting to do a blog for quite awhile but I really haven't taken the time. Life is absolutely insane right now....school, boys, and life in general are driving me insane! I should be used to that by now but I guess not...
Anywho I am going to go back to doing the homework that I need to be doing...especially since I have to finish a paper that is due in less than an hour...I can't wait to continue this now that I've started!

Wedding Countdown!

songs I love :)