Sunday, October 26, 2008

A night of . . . fun?

Last night UVU sponsered a night with Glenn Beck. He recived an award from BYU, which unfortuantly I don't remember what it was... Anyway, Deseret Book was a part of the evening and we sold his product. Sounds like fun huh? Well it was, but not in the way I had pre-determined it to be. They requested our presence promptly at 5:30. (I was a bit late, as I was attending my own premeir party with the cousins at High School Musical 3!! Oh yeah!!) I showed up, promptly at 5:55. Just in time to help take the last load of 1,000 lb books up to the display tables. We set it up all nice and pretty, and we sat. And sat. And sat. We became the information booth by force. Forever destined to answer the age old question, "Where's the nearest bathroom?"

We weren't able to hear but faint echoes of the show, and froze in the entry way of the event center. But a here's a few interesting facts learned from the evening:

* I can successfully palm 11 cd's.
* Stale chips taste better than bland cheese sauce.
* Eric prefers can soda over fountain or bottled soda.
* Screaming inside an elevator will not save you from being squished to death.
* Whitney prefers reading her journals from high school rather than have sophisticated conversations with her fellow co-workers.
* 0 out of 3 people have never climbed to the Y on the mountain.
* Eric has never worn a bra.
* Rolling dumps (aka bookshelf with wheels) were not made for road side travel.
* When desperate, humans will spend $2.50 on a churro, and $2.50 more on a 20 oz soda.
* Everyone deserves a smile.

All in all, it turned out to be not such a bad night after all. Thanks for sharing it with me!

Check out the photo below, look closely... what do you see??

"A Night to Remember"

After a rocky beginning, it got good. If you loved the previous cheessy filled movies, this last one is sure to steal your heart!! Give it a chance...

"It's what FUN is!!"

Enjoy some pics from a day and night at Lagoon during Frightmares. It was full of fun and screams! Scary people dressed up for the full purpose of scary the &(*#&# out of us!! We had a blast!

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Bumper Cars!!


Some come to just feel the wind in their hair, others come to bash the guts of people!!
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"Ooooo, Scary...."

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Let the good times roll! Here we are featured on a few of our favorite rides. The bestest one, "Odysea"!! It is good for the old and young at heart. It is similar to the Dumbo ride at Disneyland, but full of fun surprises!!

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Story time! You know how there are all the different circus type activies that you pay $3 and $5 for? Well, there is one that you win prizes for how fast you can pitch a baseball. If you pitched over 65 m.p.h. you won a cute little hard hat featuring particulaur MLB teams. Aryn wanted one so very badly. Her and I went over and oberved a bit. A dad came over with his two kiddos. He was acting all tough and smart. He asks to know what the prizes are. If you pitched 40-60 m.p.h. you recieved a blow-up baseball bat, over 65 m.p.h. you get the sweet hat that I mentioned above. So the dad pays his $3 and pitches. 50 He was discouraged! (we were smirking) He asked the teenage dude if the machines are calibrated.

With a deep, "Uh, sure...", he responds. He forks out another $3, and pitches...... 50 again!

He is all bent out of shape. "Are you kidding me?!?" He walks away talking on his cell on his cell phone. Meanwhile, another guy comes in out out pitching 54. He comes back for a final pitch. First matter of business, he asks the teenage attendant to turn the machine off and back on. (oh my....) He was something else. He winds up, he's up for the pitch... and... he gets... 53. Sad day. No sweet hat. But, you can trade in squeaky bats for a hat, so he ended up leaving with the sweet hat. He proudly wore it home :)

Aryn was itching for her own hat. So she offered to pay the $3 for Josh to pitch. He walked up and pitches.... we all eagerly look up to the display... 71! Whoa!! (unbeknownest to the teeange dude attendant, the screen had cleared from the last customer :) Lucky for us! Aryn won her hat. Josh tried again for Beckah and got 63 m.p.h.


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Here's some Homeless people we found in the Park. We decided to give 'em a quarter to call someone who cares :)



Cousin Micah, AKA Vampire Micah

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

So good!

So, I've tried to post this video on my blog, but I can't figure it out... :( Please please watch it!!
and visit

I'm suppose to be "musing", so here is some

Ya know, life has its ironies. I'm sure many of you, (the two of you that just happen to read my sad posts) experiences some of your own. Some of them are a slap in the face, others more subtle. I've had a few of each. I'm finding myself in a position to make some decisions. Some that will have lasting effects, others that will be temporary fixes to certain predicaments.

A common thought process that I share, is generally focused on the fact that I am almost 26, and in the single section of life. I realize that there are specific actions that I can take part in that can help enable that process to move forward, but for what ever reason I do not want to. Well, not that I don't want to. Maybe a more correct term would be that I'm afraid to.

I've always been afraid of the "unknown" factor. I can't stand not being able to predict what is going to happen. So what do I do? Revert to me sweet little bubble all alone where I "feel safe".

Hmmmm. Safe. I'm not really safe. I'm even more vulnerable. Because I revert to the safe zone, I become uncivilized and unable to handle any sort of outside contact. If I am approached, I end up sounding like a crazy chimpanzee. I'm unable to form audible, discernible sentences. If it happens to be the male species, I'm done for. Then I flash back to a year and a half ago, and remember what I was doing. I was randomly walking up to people and chatting with them about the meaning of life. I was knocking doors and sharing the faith and life long answers people are searching for. Now, to go back to modern day, I am no longer able to even have the simplest conversations about the weather! It's easy to find excuses and ways to blame others for my actions and lack of skills.

But, ya know what? Its my own dang fault.

I had a wake up of sorts tonight. I was able to see myself as a somewhat normal functioning adult. (oh gosh, I can't believe just how much of an "adult" I really am. I know there are a lot of you much older than myself, but I still cannot believe I am now closer to 26.... I still feel like I am 15. And some will testify that I still act like I am....) I was having a nice chat with a good friend of mine, who just happens to be of the male side, about a mutual love of an up and coming television program. It was funny 'cause I randomly will find myself still reverting back to missionary rules. Example, tonight I was chatting with my friend, we will name him.... Kirby, and after we had been chatting for almost 20 minutes, I realized I had been standing in the doorway the whole time. I had noticed something in the room, but I had just admired it from a far, but as soon as I realized that I could be in the same room with another dude without a female companion I almost jumped right in! Thankfully he is a male and didn't notice my bizarre actions.

Anyway, I have drifted afar from some lasting habits gained as a missionary and I now feel a peace of mind and have realized the mounds of blessings I can receive if I just trust. Story!

So, I heard this once in an Institute class, and I'm going to have to summarize it. It comes from Jeffrey R. Holland's book, Trusting Jesus. A mom was having a bit of a rough day, as most Mom's do, so I'm told :) Her daughter, who was about.... 4-5 years old, noticed her mothers' distraught. She drew some pictures to cheer her up, and brought them over to her mom. Naturally, mom thanks her daughter, and asks her to tell her about the pictures. The sweet little one, says something to the effect of, "Mom this one says, Trust Jesus." Just what this mother needed to hear. So do I. I can't know everything. I can't understand everything. But fortunately, and thankfully, there is someone who does, and who is here to guide me. I just need to trust Him.

Trust. Faith. Courage. Integrity. Strength. All values that we can't grow on our own. I'm learning this. And not in the easiest way. Which, is my own fault. We are taught this as Sunbeams. But do we exercise it? No. We are stubborn children who think we know whats best and do it our own way. And where do we find ourselves? Stuck in the mud. Distraught and alone. So, I'm now reaching out for a hand up out of this mud hole. There is hope. There is always hope.

Come on.... You know you want to...

Hmmm, crunching leaves. Best fall past time, ever! Brings much happiness to my heart :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Place to Rest My Head

I realized the other day that my dear Momma hasn't been to visit yet, and hasn't seen my fantastic room :) And, that pretty much includes everyone else, but Roommate Kris! So, here's a few shots. It's much much cleaner and cuter than the last apt....

Here's my side. Notice my sweet new bookshelf I put together all by myself!

Kris' side. See her cute Zoobies, stop by the DB to pick up your very own pet!

I took this pic cause I wanted to show our sweet homework wall :) Kris had the fantastic idea to buy some white board markers and use our closet doors to work out lame-o math....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Picture Tag

My first Halloween in Oregon. Sister Brunson and I at the ward Trunk-or-Treat. We gave out Pass-A-Long cards :) Thanks mom for the decorations!

The rules of the game:
Go to your pictures folder and take the fourth picture from the fourth file and post it. Its fun! :) then give us a some details about the pic.
I tag..... Tena!

One Word Tag

1. Where is your cell phone? Table
2. Where is your significant other? Dunno....
3. Your hair color? Brown
4. Your mother? Giving
5. Your father? Hard-Worker
6. Your favorite thing? Ipod
7. Your dream last night? Arm-clenching
8. Your dream/goal? Motherhood
9. The room you're in? Living room
10. Your hobby? Blogging!
11. Your fear? Singlehood
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Oregon
13. Where were you last night? Fundrasier
14. What you're not? Manly
15. One of your wish list items? Car
16. Where you grew up? St. George
17. The last thing you did? Facebook
18. What are you wearing? PJ's
19. Your TV? Mini
20. Your pet? Nada
21. Your computer? Laptop
22. Your mood? Content
23. Missing someone? Yes
24. Your car? Grandma
25. Something you're not wearing? Socks
26. Favorite Store? Deseret Book
27. Your summer? Boring
28. Love someone? Yes
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Sunday

I tag Kris. Maybe force will cause her to post!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mouse Encounter

A Day with the Cousins proved to be another fun adventure! The family babies found a new fun activity this afternoon for entertainment, a mouse!

Burlene had to call in reinforcements. Josh came over with his blow gun in tow.

Between us and the dogs, I'm not sure who was more intrigued!

Got it!! Jost was so excited!

Charlie was so very eager to get in on the action!!

Poor mousy wousy.....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Say what?

Oddly enough, this is a common sight in Utah County. You'd be surprised what you'd see here on the streets :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


So what? I'm still a rock star. I got my rock moves, and i don't need you.
And guess what, I'm having more fun. And now that we're done, I'm gonna show you tonight I'm alright, I'm just fine.

You weren't there, you never were.
You weren't all, but thats not fair
I gave you life, I gave my all.
You weren't there, you let me fall!

Thanks P!nk, I hear ya.

TAG: Oct 1998

*Five things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. I was in the first quarter of 9th grade at Pine View Middle School, Go Pumas!(yikes....).
2. Had a mild addiction to Tang.
3. Sucked at Math (still do), and depended on KelliAnn for "help" with my homework (I need you KelliAnn!! College is hard...)
4. Obsessed with a certain young man in the ward :) Hung out in the top of a certain cul-de-sac a little too much, causing ward gossip....
5. Playing volleyball for PVMS.

*Five things to do on my list today:
1. Do my homework.
2. Do my homework.
3. Pay rent.
4. Do my homework,
5. Do Laundry.

*Five snacks I enjoy: (yes i copied you T, we have same faves!)
1. Anything Chocolate
2. Cheese Cake with raspberries
3. Popcorn
4. Sun flower seeds
5. Beef Jerky

*Five things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Buy a sweet car, not that I don't love the granny mo-bile...
2. Help the fam.
3. Stop living pay check to pay check.
4. I'm with Tena: Help TLC get a building
5. Save for the "future family".

*Five places I've lived:
1. UT - Heber City
2. UT - St. George
3. OR - Albany
4. OR- Florence
5. OR - Grants Pass

*Five Jobs I've had:
1. Sno Shack!! Free snow cones, oh yeah! (eleven years and counting...)
2. &*&%# Cleaner at The Learning Center for Families, bleach? Its my middle name.
3. Intervener, AKA babysitter for deaf/blind students for The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
4. Cashier, AKA clueless cashier at Cameo Florist.
5. Lion House Guru at Deseret Book in the University Mall.

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

1. BFF Becca
2. Camilla
3. KelliAnn
4. Camille
5. Micah