Thursday, February 26, 2009

Picture Tag

Lindy had this on her blog and I thought it looked like fun. I won't tag anyone, but if you would like to join, be my guest!

Picture tag
1. Go to my documents/pictures.
2. Go to my 6th file folder.
3. Go to my 6th picture.
4. Blog about it.
5. Tag 6 people to do the same

This is from last years Christmas. Mark and I had made our own Forgotten Carol Ornaments for us and for my parents. This is one of many close-ups of them on our tree. It was alot of fun making these and then putting them on the tree while we watched our DVD of The Forgotten Carols, multiple times! We even had a Family Home Evening were we invited several members from our ward to come over. None of them had see the show and all loved it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Me Just Expressing Feelings about Friendship

I got thinking tonight about friendship. This isn't about one single person, it involves quite a few people. Some people are your friend through some really hard times, then when they go through something they won't let you in and help them. Even if you just wanted to be a shoulder to cry on or to lend an ear. And then your friendship diminishes and then you never really talk to each other. And when you do you agree to get together when the other comes to town, but they never contact you when that time comes. So things just go down the toliet. Sometimes you start out as just friends through a friend or just someone you knew from a class, and you want to become closer later on, but that person just dismisses it and doesn't make an effort. The same thing happens with friends who were your best friend but went their own way and once you find them again, they won't talk to you. I thought I had a lot of friends but they have just seemed to pass me up now for new friends and have left me in the dark. I try to talk with them and "re-kindle" that friendship, but none of them seem to want to put forth any effort. This is a hit on self-esteem to me. I sometimes feel that I'm just not very important and that I'm just to be a looser and left in the dark. When I have these times it hurts and I feel that sometimes all I have is my family. I love my family, but sometimes I need that other interatction. Someone else that I can go to. I don't know who that person or those people are anymore. I don't know who will be there for me and those that I use to go to, haven't been in my life enough lately to fully understand. I lost a bunch of friends and want them back. I try to help them and congratulate them and just be there and supportive to them. I can tell they appreciate it, sorta. But why don't I get the same in return from them. I guess they just don't care anymore or don't want to take the time.
I do have several wonderful friends that are here for me, and I love them and appreciate everything they do for me. I am so thankful that I have met them and they are in my life. My relationship with them is still growing.
I would like to re-gain the friends I feel I have lost. I don't know what else to do. I know I'm shy, and I'm working on it. But I have made moves like I said to show these old friends that I'm still here and I care, but they still dismiss me. It makes it even harder for me to come out of my shell when this happens. I take a good effort to come out and be a part of their life but I feel they just push me away.

This probably didn't make to much sense, but I just needed to get it off my chest and out of my head. If you read it, thanks for listening!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bucket List

I know I'm only in my 20's but I thought this would be fun to do anyways.

Place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X from the ones you have not, then send it to your friends (including me).
Things you have done during your lifetime:
() Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
( ) Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
() Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
( ) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
( ) Swam with Stingrays
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke
( ) Paid for a meal with coins only
( ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(X) Made prank phone call
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain-naked
( ) Been to Europe
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
( ) Been skinny dipping
( ) Watched a Mardi Gras parade in person
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
( ) Hiked to the top of a 10,000 ft.+ Mountain
( ) Been deep sea fishing
() Driven across the United States
(?) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
(X) Gone snowmobiling
( ) Gone White water rafting
() Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
( ) Seen the Grand Canyon
( ) Seen the Statue of Liberty
( ) Been to New York City
( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
( ) Gone out with someone you met online
( ) Been on a cruise
(X)Traveled by train
(X) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
( ) Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
( ) Walked across the Golden Gate Bride
(X) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World
() Been in a rain forest
() Seen whales in the ocean
( ) Stood in four states at once
( ) Been to the Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern most points in the Cont. USA
( ) Been to Niagara Falls
( ) Ridden on an camel
( ) Swam with dolphins
(X) Been to the Olympics
(X) Seen redwood trees
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
( ) Hiked a glacier
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf (a piece breaks off)
( ) Been spinnaker flying
(X) Been water-skiing
( ) Been snow-skiing
( ) Caught fireflies in a jar
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
( ) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Watched the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas
( ) Been to a Major League Baseball game
( ) Been to a National Football League game
( ) Swam with sharks
( ) Fed a giraffe
(X) Gone camping in a tent
(X) Seen both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
( ) Been on a horse and buggy ride
(X) been to an NBA game

Monday, February 9, 2009


We were approved for the apartment we have been looking at in Magna!!! We aren't sure when we will be moving in. We originally said the end of March, but the guy told Mark today that he wasn't sure they could hold one for us that long. Someone is moving out on the 16th and he said he could hold that one for us, but didn't give much more details. We will be going in on Thursday to turn in the rest of the deposit and should get more information then.

We are really excited for this. We didn't want to leave our ward, which we love so much, but needed the bigger space. Mark's sister will be going to the U this fall and wanted to save some money so we offered letting her move in with us.

The apartment is in the Elk Run Complex in Magna off of 8400 W. and 3500 S. Just south of the KFC.

Chase's First Dentist Appointment

I took Chase to his first Dentist appointment. They had me move him from chair to chair while waiting for the dentist to come in. He did come in for two seconds to say hi then he left. I had to keep telling Chase he couldn't get down and needed to stay there. The nurses talked with him, gave him a toy car and even let him look in the mirror the dentist uses. Eventually I had to sit in the chair with Chase on my lap, because he wouldn't stay there. The dentist finally came in and put on his gloves and grabbed the mirror. I held Chase against me and held one arm, the nurse held his other arm and helped open Chase's mouth. Of course he cried and fought.
The dentist said all is fine and that he has a few teeth coming in the back and more should be coming soon. Then he asked for any questions then said goodbye see you in 6 months and left. Then the nurses gave us a new toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and floss. And we left

How do they expect me to make Chase spit out the fluoride toothpaste and floss his teeth. I have a hard enough time brushing his teeth well with the toddler toothpaste that he can swallow. Things shall be interesting I guess.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Face

A good friend of mine posted this link on her blog and I thought it was really cool! If you want to try and see all the cool options they have here is the address: