Monday, November 29, 2010

new obsession

this song may be in my head at all times.

i might eat a large cup of snow every night before i go to bed. what? i like ice, and there's a foot of shaved ice just outside my front door. i can't let it go to waste, can i????

ps. i have bangs.  :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

blizzard: real or not real?

holy blizzard warning.

i got to leave work a little early today, not because university healthcare closed early...we just had alot of cancelations. makes me wonder what tomorrows schedule will look like...

so, with this "life threatening storm" on the way, i've pretty much decided to stay put in my house tonight. (with the exception of maybe leaving before the storm hits to get some dinner...and a few other food items in case we are snowed in for multiple days....) there seems to be alot of hype with this storm. i guess we'll see if it turns out to be all it's cracked up to be.

in the mean time, i'll be home. there's plenty for me to do here (if my mother saw my room, i'd die....). i have specific instructions from my mother to pack tonight and have all my bags in the car when i leave for work in the morning...just in case i get off a little early i can leave at a moments notice. those were the last words my mom said to me before she hung up the phone, actually. i guess it's all about being prepared, right?

i'm just praying the internet doesn't go out. or the power all together. then i'd be in a real bind. or i'd just go to sleep, one of the two.

Monday, November 22, 2010


ok, girls (and any boy that feels the need to offer up an opinion).....i've decided to get bangs. you heard me. bangs. right now in my awkward stage of growing my hair out, i'm patiently waiting for the sides and back to grow out. the front of my hair right now just seems to get in the way. i've been braiding my bangs alot lately, or pinning them back. i'm wondering if it will make my hair look like it's really growing out and getting longer on the sides, or if bangs will just make me look foolish.

these are a few pictures that caught my eye with bangs on the brain:

and here's a few that scream at me:
 "BANGS ARE A BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

please advise.

thank you.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I am a lucky girl.

I have always loved the Salt Lake City temple, partly because of my pioneer heritage and the sacrifice of the early saints. Partly because my grandpa has been serving in the Salt Lake temple for 25 years...practically my whole life. And now, the Salt Lake temple is my temple. My ward temple nights? Salt Lake temple. I know that all temple worship is the same, but there is still something special about being in the Salt Lake temple. I love it.

As I mentioned before, Grandpa serves in the temple, and once a year they have a devotional for all temple workers. Grandpa usually gets an extra ticket to bring a family member with him. This year he got two tickets, and asked if Lindsey and I would join him for the meeting.

So last Sunday, we went to the temple and listed to Elder Richard G. Scott speak to us. I love being in the temple. I love being instructed in the temple. I love being with family in the temple. Overall, it was a really good day.

They have recently opened scaled model of the Salt Lake Temple in the South Visitors Center on Temple Square. It is incredible. If you haven't been to see it yet, it's not just for visitors of other faiths. It is an awesome tool to teach our own families about the importance of temples and the sacred work that goes on within the walls.

The model shows an open view of the inside of the temple. It's amazing the detail they went to.

(pictures of the model were found here)

Temples and temple worship are a big part of my life. I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to go with my grandpa and cousin to such a wonderful meeting.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

great song, stupid sandwich...

i have never even met anyone who's actually eaten a mcrib, let alone enjoyed one. yet, they keep coming back. please help me understand (unless understanding requires me to partake of the classic sandwich, which in that case, i might just take your word for it)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

nice escalade

i'm a lucky girl. dinner with girlfriends two nights in a row? yes, please.

let me tell you a little bit about these ladies. back when i used to work for the eye doctor down in provo, these two were my saving grace. sisters. sanity. many laughs. i haven't seen either of them in forever, and i didn't even realize how much i missed them until we sat across the table from eachother tonight and laughed and talked like not a thing had changed. don't you just love friends like that?
let's just say i'm lucky to have these little gems as friends. they're the ones at the end of the day that have your back no matter what. respect you. have confidence in you. love you like family. and might even say a curse if it might help a situation. :)
and if you're lucky, they'll spill their water on you within the first 5 minutes of dinner.

seriously girls, it was a great night. i could have stayed and laughed for hours longer.

oh yeah, nice escalade.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

daughter dinner

sorry if you didn't know, but i have kids. i know this isn't the best place for you to find out...sorry. i have two daughters, aren't they pretty?? long story short, it's been almost a year since we've gotten together (way too long, we decided) and so we planned a night out on the town. dinner and shopping with two dear long lost friends? sold.
these girls are spectacular. both incredibly talented. even though i'm not their real mother, i tend to still play the "proud mother" role. i'm lucky to have these girls as friends.

and yes, we ended up in a jewelry store trying on diamond rings. i haven't done that in years!! too funny...and too fun. don't worry, i picked a cheap ring...with fake diamonds. just saying....

Monday, November 8, 2010

warning: boring post

but important post.

today i paid alot of money for a stupid reason. i officially hate car insurance.i understand it's purpose, but that doesn't make it any more fun to enter my credit card number on a stupid webiste and hit submit. see ya later paycheck. i didn't need new snow boots anyways.

this is the deal. i think i'm paying too much for car insurance, and i want your feedback. if you don't feel comfortable sharing your personals about your car insurance in a comment, email me your personals. :)

I'll admit that i'm not very good about doing my homework (let's be honest, i never was...). i'm not one that shops around. i'm actually with my car insurance people now because that's who my parents use. when i started paying my own, they just started sending the bill to me.

there's got to be a better way. for heaven sakes, there's got to be a cheaper way. please oh please, share your knowledge with me. (i feel like i'm asking to copy your homework....sorry)

i tried to get online and compare rates, but i don't know that i did it correctly. what is a normal premium? what is a normal 6 month rate for a gal like me. right now, i feel like i'm getting jipped and i hate it. hate it real bad.

i would like to take care of it sooner than later, seeing as how it's starting to snow, and mama needs a pair of snow boots.

(ps...where's a good place to find snow boots?)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

yee haw

 my family was in town this weekend for the twins baptism. we had a free afternoon, so some of us headed up to salt lake to enjoy an afternoon on temple square before it turned cold.
 are we good looking or what? i even ran into an old friend. thanks for taking our picture, cole.  :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

did you know....

i have a remote control for my bedroom lights. you heard me. that means that i turn my lights off from my bed every night, which works out quite well now that it's getting colder. i never thought i would need a remote control for my bedroom lights, and now i'm wondering how i ever survived without one.