Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I love love LOVE halloween. EVERYTHING about it! Carving pumpkins, dressing up, eating candy, going to parties, seeing the cute kid costumes, haunted houses, the list goes on!
    When I was a little one I never really cared for halloween but as I have gotten older it's become one of my very favorite holidays.weird. I know.
As I was looking through my pictures from last halloween, I found a picture of me and my favorite Sara Harris at a halloween party :) love it. Hope you enjoy! :)
Anyway, I hope you all have a super fun halloween! Eat lots of treats and candy! Oh, and don't forget to dress up! :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I had a hard time sleeping last night because I have so much on my mind.
This weekend I had a couple very good talks with different people that I can't get off my mind.
These people are all people I look up to and admire so much.
I want to be like them.
I want to be a trustworthy, honest person.
I want to be an open book.
And right now, I'm not.
I'm ready to be that person and prove myself wrong.
I'm ready to do this because it's what I want and what I need to be happy.
I'm ready.
Right now.
I'm sick of waiting for the "right time" or the "perfect moment".
That "right time" is NOW.
It's going to take a while for me to make all the changes I need to make but
I am doing it.

Thank you for always being such great examples to me and for making me have this desire to change. Family, friends, I couldn't do it without you.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Playing House: Day 1

My little buddies :)
Yesterday my cute sister Brooke and her husband Derek went on a little trip to Vegas and St. George. I have been able to have the awesome privledge of helping watch their two adorable boys. 
When I was a little one, my favorite thing to do was play "house". I LOVED baby dolls and LOVED to pretend that I was a mom. My dream has finally come true!
 Yesterday after work I went to Brookes house to watch the kids when they left. The kids were both napping so I just hung out for a bit until they woke up. When they were both awake, we played with some toys, packed up the bags, and headed to Grandmas. We ate some McDonalds and then I went to institute for a few hours. When I got home, my mom and I got the kids in their pajamas and then I loaded them in the car and we headed back to their house. We read some books, said prayers and we were ready for bed! 
Carter just turned 2 and he is the funniest little boy ever! When I took him to bed he told me all the songs he wanted me to sing to him. Happy Birthday, Sunshine (You are my sunshine) and Popcorn (Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree) This was my FAVORITE! I would sing each song and then he would sing them. So cute! After we were done singing, I layed him down and he was out! Such a good little boy!
Lincoln is 3 and is such a likeable dude. When I took him to his bed, he asked me to lay by him for a little bit. He told me story after story, gave me lots of kisses, and right before falling asleep he said, "You're my best friend and I love you so much." :) Perfect way to end the night.
I will definitely be writing more about my fun advertures this week! 
Hope today was a fantastic day for everyone! 
P.S. Corbin got his mission call today!!! :) Post and pictures to come :) 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Life is so fragile.

I was trying to find a day that would match this post and the one that was closest is day 25, The person I know that is going through the worst times.
I work for my Dad at Sharp's Tarps doing secretary work. The other day, a customer came in to get his tarp repaired and he wanted it done within a pretty short amount of time. Sometimes I find myself getting a little annoyed with people like this because I feel like they aren't always very understanding as far as priority goes, I feel like they get a little demading,  and i feel like they don't understand that they aren't the only customer that we do work for. I soon realized that it was me who didn't understand priority and that there was a lot more to this situation than I could've imagined. 
 My Dad was working with him and being very patient and told him that we would do our best to get it done as soon as possible. Still having a little bit of a negative attitude towards him, I got his information and he asked me where the nearest store was. He explained to me that wasn't from here, he was actually here from Idaho because his wife was at the Huntsman Cancer Institute going through treatment. Yikes. My heart dropped. I. felt. terrible. Here i was being so selfish and negative towards this man not even realizing what he was going through. My attitude changed immeditately. I let him know how sorry I was for him and his family and he was on his way.
This man came into work today to pick up his tarp repair. My Dad came up front and asked him how things are going. He looked up, red eyes, and said, "Not good. Not good at all. Cancer is a nasty thing. Now i'm just trying to figure out how I am going to tell my family." I broke. I couldn't imagine how he was feeling. He explained that he just had a son return from a mission, a daughter that is married, and a few other children. He told us that they were going to have one more meeting with the Huntsman Center on Friday morning to see if there was ANYTHING else they could do. He sounded so desperate, so sad, so hurt, but he was so grateful. You could tell that he was so proud of her and so honored to be her husband. You could tell that he has faith that he will be able to return to live with her again some day. You could tell that this guy was one very strong guy.
As I watched him drive away I felt so sad for him, my heart ached for him. I wished that there was something I could do to help this man even just a little bit but i realized that this man had helped me so much. He helped me realize the importance of not being so quick to judge, how truely fragile life is,  the importatnce of family and making sure your family knows how much you love and care about them, the importatnce of cherishing small moments and taking everything you can get, the importance of staying strong and having faith even through the hardest times, and he helped me realize how truely grateful I am to have to gospel in my life.
I honestly don't know where I would be without the gospel in my life. I feel so blessed to be a member of the church and to know that I can live with my family  forever. There are so many opportunities each day to do good. There are people all around us who are being tried and tested and it is important that we do all we can to help people in need.
I hope you all are having a great Tuesday! :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 1: My Best Friend

Corbin :)

This boy.
This boy has been my 2nd half for the whole 18 years of my life.
He is funny,
a worthy priesthood holder,
a stud,
a utah fan,
a good friend, 
and most of all the best twin ever.
He is supposed to be getting his mission call this Wednesday. I'm not too sure how I feel about this yet but one thing is for sure, I have so much respect for this boy. He has been such a great example to me in choosing to sacrifice 2 years of his life to serve the Lord. This boy is going to be one amazing missionary. He has such a strong testimony which brings me to one of my very favorite memories with him.
Ever since we were just little ones, we have gotten up and bore our testimonies in every fast and testimony meeting. Even though he doesn't always want to, the second I get up I can count on this one following right behind me. It has become such a tradtiton to us and the people in our ward that the bishop has joked about not ending the meeting until we get up.
A few weeks ago I went to my sisters ward in Logan and it happened to be on a fast Sunday. When I walked in I began to panick a little bit. How in the world was I going to bare my testimony without this boy? I decided that I better start getting used to it now :( I made sure to text him and remind him to bare his testimony in our ward and I did it in the Logan ward. I was happy to be able to do it but it just wasn't the same. I felt more nervous thatn normal and just.. not the same. I am going to miss this so much! These next few months are going to be some special ones!
Anyway, to sum it all up... I love him, I'm so grateful for him, and I am going to miss him so much but it will be so exciting to write and receive letters! :)
Hope you all have a great Monday! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Today is the day.

I have wanted to start a blog F O R E V E R.
Actually, I have had a blog page for about 2 months now and just haven't done anything with it. I guess I keep waiting for the perfect moment to come so I can have something way cool to write about but when I look back I have soooo many things that I could write about and I decided that waiting for the perfect day was just an excuse not to start.
 So friends, here it goes! I want to use this little template as a guideline for things to write about but let me prepare you now, I will most likely not stick with it. I'm kind of all over the place so i'll just write what ever my little heart desires!

Day 1 — Your Best Friend
Day 2 — Your CrushDay 3 — Your parents
Day 4 —Your sibling (or closest relative)
Day 5 — Your dreams
Day 6 — A stranger
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to
Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from
Day 15 — The person you miss the most
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country
Day 17 — Someone from your childhood
Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be
Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad
Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — The person that you want tell everything to, but too afraid to
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror