Monday, November 24, 2008

I am in Love...

I am totally in love with Jim Craig. Yes, I know he is a fictional character but I can't help it. He is amazing! If you don't know who this man is then I'm really sorry because you should! He is the main character from the movies The Man from Snowy River and Return to Snow River. And I've decided he's the perfect man. I mean come on! What else could a girl ask for? He's beautiful, smart, independent, hard working, resepctful, caring, polite, can fight when he needs to, can ride a horse with the best of them cowboys and he's just a good man. Seriously if you haven't watched the movie ya should. First off, I love horses! I have loved them all of my life. My favorite movies always have horses in them..I can't help it. And Jim Craig is just amazing with them! He can train a wild horse and a wild colt with ease. He is independent..he lives by himself up in the mountains for goodness sakes! He is an extremely hard worker and never stops. He knows the difference between right and wrong. He knows what he wants. He treats women with the upmost respect. He fights for what he believes in even when others around him don't believe in him. He can show up any other man around for miles and miles and miles. He will stand up to fathers who live in the dark ages and believe that women should be in the house in dresses looking decorative. He puts the woman in his life first and makes sure that she is taken care of. He treats her like an equal! Which is one of the most beautiful things about him. A man that treats his partner as his equal in everything that they do together gets an A+ in my book. Anything he does, she does with him. He is just amazing and if you don't see that then you are wrong. Jim Craig is beautiful! Any man that can ride a horse like he can is......AAAAHHHHHH!!! (deep sigh) I love Jim Craig. I just can't help it. :-)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ramblings, Rants and other Meaderings

So it's November 5th, 2008. We have a new President of the United States of America. Yahoo! Is all I can say. The election/campaign is finally over!!! I am so sick of it! I love that I live in America and that we have a democratic government and the people choose who their leader is but this campaign leading up to this election has been SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG!!! I'm just glad it's over and we can move on and see what President Obama does with the presidency. Let's hope he does something good with it. :-)
I love to read. I love to read good books. I love to read when I am in my bed all snuggled up warm with my many blankets on my bed. It is one of the best things to do any day of the year. Currently I am reading Brisnger. It is the third book in a series. So far it's a great book. I would totally recommend it.
My feet are cold. They seem to always be cold. Even when wearing socks and shoes. The problem this presents is that I love to go barefoot. I mean I love shoes. They are lots of fun, but given the choice I would go without..almost everywhere. Except that my feet get cold and I HATE having cold feet.
Christmas is coming up and I love Christmas and making gifts. Except that this year I have no idea what to make for gifts. Any ideas? I like to make my gifts because I love getting gifts that are homemade/handmade I think that they are more personal that way. Granted I won't turn down gift cards and such but I just like the homemade ones the best. This year I really wanted to do something fun. But I can't think of anything. So let me have those ideas!! Please!!
I hate dust! I don't think I have mentioned this before, but I really hate dust. It just gets to me. Now I am not the best duster in the world and if you walked into my room right now you would see dust on my book shelves but still I can't stand it! It makes me feel dirty. UG! Yesterday I dusted all of the book shelves in my family room, and all of the staircases in our house. It took a while but they look so much better now. Whenever I see dust I want to wipe if off, it's a compulsion. OCD!! I also like it when books on a bookshelf are organized. Either alphabetically or by size. I know I am crazy. I also organize my movies and music alphabetically. My brother, Nathan, laughs every time I get a new CD or movie and I have to put it in correct order. But he loves it everytime he is looking for something and it's easier to find because it's in an order!! Whatever, I just can't not put them in any other way. Yes, I know major OCD!!!
My family and I are going camping this weekend in Morro Bay. And for those of you who don't know where that's on the central south coast of California. It's a beautiful place. Anyway, we are camping in tents and all I am hopeing for is that it doesn't get too cold and that it doesn't rain. It really stinks when it rains and you are camping. Everything gets wet and you are even more cold than you were before and it's just uncomfortable. I remember this one camping trip that we took with the Green's. We went over Memorial Day weekend. I believe we were up at Shaver Lake or Dinky Creek. I really don't remember which but anyway, it snowed on us. Sooooo cold. I remember having to move out of our tent and into my parents big van because it was too cold to sleep in the tent. I don't remember much else of the trip except that we had a lot of fun. Oh and that I decided that I didn't like camping in the snow. Anyway, I just hope it doesn't rain this weekend at the coast. Cross your fingers!
I love collecting quotes. From everywhere. TV, books, Church it really doesn't matter where I get them from. I have a poster in my room that I add them too. I was just thinking about it...I need some new ones to add to it. Any suggestions?
Well I better sign off, if I ever intend to get anything else done today. So until next time...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pictures are Fun!!!

So I am not the best at updating..sorry guys...anyway, not much has been going on since the last post. I still have not found a job. My brother is still getting married (December 27th, 2008, for those who wanted to know), my sister is still having a baby and it's going to be a BOY!!! How exciting is that? I mean we are all so excited for the new little one to come in March. Anyway, I have been taking lots and lots of pictures of different things (mainly the girls) but also my parents went to the coast recently and took some great pictures. So I thought I would share them with you. Enjoy!

Cambria and Brynn were Dalmation puppies for Halloween. Don't they look oh so ADORABLE!?!?! They were the best! And if you asked them what a dog says they would say "woof, woof".
David and Becca were their "pets" like on 101 Dalmations.. and as Becca says it was so fitting. She also made the girls costumes!
This is Cambria and her friend Issac. I believe he we Peter Pan. They were so cute together. They held hands most of the night.
This is a picture my mom took on my parents trip to Morro Bay. I just thought it was a really cool picture.
This is Cambria at her birthday party on September 30th. She is now 3 years old! Time goes by so fast!
This is the Strawberry Shortcake birthday cake my sister made for Cambria's Birthday. So talented!
This is a picture I took of Brynn the other night. Isn't she just so beautiful? Her big blue eyes are so amazing! Her and Cambria have the most beautiful eyes!!!

And for those of you who haven't met Sarah. Here she is with Jonathan. Don't they make a cute couple?

So there are pictures of the last little while. Sorry I'm not so good at this blogging thing. Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ok Lynz...This is for you...I've been tagged by here it goes...

8 TV Shows I LOVE to watch
1. One Tree Hill
2. Greys Anatomy
3. What Not to Wear
4. NCIS (I really, really, Really love this show)
5. House
6. The Deadliest Catch and Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel!!!!)
7. Any show that is renovating a house...TLC....HGTV
8. Ugly Betty
9. Gilmore Girls
10. Alias
I know the last two are no longer on TV but I still love them. I just had to add them to this list. I can sit down and watch any episode at any time and rewatch them over and over(plus it doesn't hurt that I have them ALL on DVD). I LOVE THEM!!!

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Tahoe Joes
2. Red Robin
3. Chili's
4. Black Angus
5. Outback Steakhouse
6. The Blue Plate Diner (In SLC)
7. Olive Garden
8. There is this place in SLC (actually it's in Murray, UT) and I can't remember the name of it but it is fantastic! It is open 24/7 and serves the best breakfeast ever!! If I remember the name of it I'll edit this post...

8 Things that happened yesterday
1. My Dad found 4 pairs of my shoes that have been missing since I moved home from Utah...(now you might think that it wasn't a big deal but let me tell you it was like Christmas morning to me)
2. Went to the Gym
3. Recieved a picture of Afton on my phone (She is SOOOOOO CUTE!!!)
4. Went to the AutoZone with my Dad to get a new fuel cap for my car.
5. Had to order the fuel cap because they didn't have any in stock.
6. Went to a wedding reception
7. Went and saw my sister and my nieces(Cambria and Brynn are getting so BIG and are oh so cute)
8. Helped my sister crush oreos for the cheesecake she was making.

8 Things I'm Looking Forward to...
1. Getting a new job!
2. Going to DisneyLand for New Years!!! Yahoo!!
3. Getting out of debt
4. Getting in shape
5. My brother's wedding
6. The Holidays
7. Meeting Afton for the first time
8. Sleep

8 Thinkgs on my Wish List...
1. Money
2. An Acura TSX and a 1967 Ford Mustang
3. A Job that pays well and one that I enjoy
4. A healthy new baby for my sister
5. A husband..... :-)
6. To Travel all over the place
7. To get out of debt
8. To stay Healthy!

8 People I'm Tagging
1. Heidi West
2. Kellie and Dan
3. Heidi and Logan
4. Naomi and Devin
5. Peanut
6....I don't know anyone else who might actually do this so this is it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oh Look!!! It's a bird! It's a plane!! It's an UPDATE!!!

So a lot has been going on in my life the past month or so...first off the good sister is expecting her third baby at the end of March! Yahoo!! I'm way excited to have a new baby around. Of course let me tell you being an aunt is just about as good as being a grandparent but I think being an Aunt is way better, but I'm not biased or anything...
Next is not so good.... about three weeks ago I lost my job due to the company that I was working for downsized. So that really stunk! So now I am looking for a job. One that is full time, with benefits and hopefully one that I will enjoy. Now the last part is the kicker. There are a lot of jobs out there that meet my first two requirements but the last one is hard to find. But if you know of anyone that is hiring let me know. I HATE looking for a job. It is really depressing.
Next, my brother, Nathan, recently had surgery on his ear, again. He's fine. Everything went well. He had some polups in his ear that wouldn't go away so they had to go in and remove them. I think this is like the 7th or 8th surgery he has had on his ear, but the first in about 4-5 years. Anyway, everything is fine with his ear now.
Next, my brother, Jonathan, got engaged. He proposed to his girlfriend, Sarah Nibley, on August 15th on a trip to Disneyland. Yes how sweet. Anyway to make a long story short she said yes! They will be getting married in December. I believe December 27th is the exact date. So we will be doing wedding things and planning and all sorts of fun stuff to help get the two of them ready to get married and start their life together! Congratulations to them!!!
So that's what has been happening for the past month or so. Not too exciting or anything but hey, that's my life.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sarah took Brynn down the slide...yes I know you can't really see Sarah...
Cambria feeding Brynn corn on the cob..a favorite.

Cmabira feeding Matt.

Cupcakes are GOOD!!!

I asked Becca and David to smile and this is what I got...

We had our own fireworks show for the fourth of July.

Doesn't Matt look GREAT???

I think Cambria is a fish's like pulling teeth to get her out of the pool..even when her teeth are chattering...

So my niece Brynn loves to be upside down...and she loves it even more when you swing her from side to side..which is what her dad, David, is doing in this picture.

We Love to read with GRANDPA!!!

Matt's new set of wheels....just kidding!

The family at the airport when Matt came home from his mission...

So I am rearraging these pictures a little so that when I post new things you don't have to scroll past the pictures to read them...So this is how Cambria eats a hot dog...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More pictures from Hawaii

This is just a sample of the BEAUTIFUL sunsets in Hawaii..
So Matt layed down on a wall and the tide was coming we got a couple of good shots of his head getting attacked by some killer waves...he had a blast.

So I love this picture of my brothers...Nathan is on the far left then Matt, then Jonathan in the red. It was so funny through out the trip no matter where we were or where we were going...if the boys were walking together..this is how they ended up walking. Matt in the middle with Jonathan and Nathan on the sides...oldest to youngest or youngest to oldest how ever you want to see it...
See what I mean? They had no clue I was even taking the picture...I was inside our rented van watching them...boys...
This is the black sand of the Black Sand Beach in is illegal to take sand from the beach otherwise I would have brought some back....but it was seriously way cool to see.

So this is just one of the sea turtles that we saw while in Hawaii...

Cambria and Brynn LOVE to hold hands while traveling...they even do it just around is just about the cutest thing ever..Brynn or Cambria will reach out towards the other one and then then the other will respond and this is what happens....Brynn's hand is on the right and Cambria's is on the left.
So this is one of the pictures of the lava going into the's a little blurry because we forgot to bring the tripod with us from the car and it was like a 1/2 mile walk to see this....but it still looks pretty good. I was so cool to see....all lit up like that...the clouds are smoke from the lava hitting the water in the ocean. There are so many other pictures I can add but for right now...this is all...I promise to put some more up later.


Sorry it has been so long since I last posted! I have been busy. Ok so life has been crazy over the past couple of months...I mean when is it not, but especially the last month. Anyway, about a month ago my family and I took a trip to Hawaii. Now for those of you who are wondering we went to Kona, Hawaii. This is one of the main cities on the BIG Island of Hawaii. We had a great time. This is a picture of Cambria kissing was the night before we left...we finally took some family pictures. My parents have been planning on this trip for four years. Yes four years...first Jonathan went on his mission and then Matt...and their missions overlapped by six weeks...hence the four years. It was a great trip. We stayed in a house that didn't have any air would think that it wouldn't be a problem in Hawaii but let me tell was stinkin' HOT!! Because of the added wasn't horrible but it wasn't my favorite either. The house also had some unusal house guests. Geckos..yes live ones crawling on the walls and ceilings. There were I think a total of 4 of them. Story time for a day I was holding Brynn and we were sitting on the couch and all of the sudden I felt something wet hit my shoulder...I look up and there is a geeko on the ceiling right above us...oh yeah the gecko peed on us. Fun stuff....gross!!! Anyway, we went snorkeling, saw the volcano, saw where the lava from the volcano went into the ocean (way awesome by the way), went shopping, hung out at the beach..just relaxed. It was a great trip. I would love to go back to Hawaii, but I think I want to go to a different are some more pictures from our trip.
This is one of the geckos that lived in the house...Cambria name it Sweetie Pie....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


So there has been a lot you can see by the recent pictures. My brother Matt came home from his mission and he is doing GREAT! This week he is off with my youngest brother Nathan on a Boy Scout trip in northern California. They are going river rafting. Not something that I think I would enjoy but more power to them!
Next topic...
So about a week and a half ago I had one of my teeth pulled. It's the second to last one on the top left hand side and for those of you in the know for dentistry it was #14....whatever that means. The only other time I have had teeth pulled is when I had my wisdom teeth out about 7 years ago...and I remember not enjoying that AT ALL. So I was not looking forward to this experience at all going into it. Well to make the long of the short of it...I was awake the whole time(it's cheaper that way and when you pay for everything yourself..I always choose the cheaper way to go!) and let me just say that I hope I never ever have to have another tooth pulled ever again. It hurt so bad and it made me sick. Plus now I have this huge gaping hole in the back left side of my mouth..and I can only chew on one side of my mouth. What a pain...takes me so much longer to eat my food! Oh and the best part is that the reason I had to have my tooth removed in the first place was(well as far as the dentist could tell) that I had this tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny crack in my tooth that caused a resorbtion(I have no idea how to spell that correctly) which is basically a lesion inside my tooth that will never heal, even with a root canal...which I had done about a month ago on the same tooth. On top of all of that I have to wait 5-6 months to get an implant put in because they need to make sure that the bone grows back or something like that so I get to have this great big hole in my mouth for the next little while. Fun stuff!
So next topic for the water cooler...
Fourth of July was so much fun! As I said before Matt was home and he is so cute. He is still getting used to being home from his mission and was not used to being around so many people without his name badge on..poor guy! But he fared well during the party and he had a great time. The girls (Cambria and Brynn) had fun in the pool. Cambria is a natural fish. She LOVES being in the pool, you have to drag her out when it is time. Brynn is warming up to the pool but is still not sure if she likes it or not. I think the warmer it gets the more she likes it because the water in the pool is warmer. But she did have fun going down the slide with Jonathan and Sarah. During the party we had about 85 people come over and we had so much food. All types of salads and BBQ food to be had. Hotdogs and hamburgers and then dessert! Yummy! When it started to get dark that's when we started our annual fireworks show out in front of the house in the street. Every year for the past 3-4 years we buy our own fireworks(the one's that are legal in California) and put on our own show. It is so much fun! It usually lasts about an hour because we can only light so many at a time without hurting ourselves...the boys have fun with this part. So my fourth of July turned out wonderful. It's one of my favorite holidays to, fun, BBQ, fireworks,, fun, fun!!
So on top of everything that has happened this past couple of weeks I was sick this past weekend....I started to not feel well on the 4th and it got worse as the weekend continued. So I spent Saturday and Sunday literally ALL DAY on the couch in front of the TV trying to get rest and to get better. So needless to say I watched a lot of TV, which brings me to the point. I have now become a HUGE fan of the Discovery Channel's The Deadliest Catch. Yes, I know the what? It's a show about Alaskan Crab fishers. They are on these boats in the Bering Sea up between Alaska and Russia and I have become addicted. I love this show. I just do. My dad actually likes it too... and to say that is something because my dad rarely watches TV...he thinks it's a waste of time...anyway, if you haven't seen the show I would highly recommend it.
Enough of me going on and on....that's it until next time....

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cambria and Brynn

So I have the most beautiful nieces in the world. Cambria is 2 1/2 and Brynn is 13 months. The are soooo adorable and so much fun. Brynn LOVES to play in the water, especially from the hose but she's still not sure about the pool. Cambria on the other hand I think was a fish in another life. Once she gets in the pool it's like fighting cats and dogs to get her out, even if she is freezing cold and her teeth are chattering! They both love our new dog Jake. We got him for my mom for Mother's day in may and has become an instant hit with them. They love to take him on"walks" with his wrapper(leash). Cambria came up with the name one knows where....anyway, they love to pet and play and take him on walks. And likes to play with them to. He' only about 1 1/2 old so in many ways he is still a puppy. But the girls love him. Cambria loves to have books read to her, but be careful if you start she may never let you stop. Brynn loves to snuggle. She will get her blankie and just nestle right into you. AHHHH! They are so much fun! I love being around them! I'm so happy that they live so close!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Here It Is Ladies and Gentlemen

So my friends have been after me for a while to start a blog but I really don't know why because my life is really not all that exciting and I really don't have much going on. But here it goes. So here are my thoughts for today. My brother just got home from his mission in North Carolina today. I'm so excited to have him home. It's the first time in about 4 years that my entire family has been together. Which is hard to believe but it's true. But either way it's great.
On to the next topic in my life. Recently I bought a car. A 2006 Honda Accord. Now I found it in the paper and it was for a GREAT deal and I mean GREAT deal. But here's one of the issues I have about buying a car out of the paper. So when you buy a car from the dealer all the extra costs you have are built in but not so when you buy from a private dealer. yeah so I go to register my car with the DMV(who by the way I'm not a big fan of no matter how much people say they have improved) I get up there with all of my paper work and everything and the lady who is helping me says that it's going to cost me $950!! Seriously? Yeah no joke. So I ask what is all that for....oh yeah it's the sales tax on my car. So here's my problem...why in the world does the DMV/Government get to collect taxes on a private sale of a car. I just think this is ridiculous! I mean so stupid. I mean I have ranted and raved about this since I bought my car...if you don't believe me just ask my dad and he'll tell you. Uggggg!! Can you tell I'm still a little upset about this stupid law. Don't get me started on all the other things I find upsetting about our government. Anyway, on top of that my air conditioning started acting funny. It would turn hot and then cold and then hot and stay hot. Let me tell you how frustrating it is to get a car and then immediately have problems with it. (this is not the first time this has happened to me, my explorer did the same thing...don't believe me just ask my friend Des...)anyway, so to get the air fixed oh yeah it's over $1,000!!! Crazy...yes?!?!?!? So let me just make a shout out to the universie here....just because you graduate from college and have a job does not mean that I have ANY money at ALL!! SERIOUSLY!!! I have other things that need to get paid here. Um you know like my college education debt...yeah it's a great thing let me tell you. Granted I have a wonderful education and I would not trade going into debt for it but that doesn't mean that I enjoy paying it off either.
Anyway, there is not much else I have to say right now...that's it for now Ladies and Gentlemen. Have a good night!