Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dance Like No Ones Watching

Over the weekend I went to the UofU vs. BYU gymnastics meet with a group of friends!!
How I love girls nights out!!

I have always enjoyed watching gymnastics! It's always crazy to me the way they
can flip through the air and land {for the most part} gracefully! Or how they
do all kinds of crazy things on a tiny beam!!

In between sets, while the teams switched events, they played music and
of course filmed people and showed it up on the huge screens. I, be the constantly
self conscious person that I am, did not do much dancing. But I did sit and watch
all the people around me.

Especially the kids.
They dance because it's fun.
They don't care how silly or crazy they look.
They dance like no ones watching.
Maybe one day I can be that confident in myself!!

THANKS girls for the awesome Friday night!!
I had a blast hanging out with you!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Quote Wall Monday

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

And A Happy New Year

Good times with fun people can pretty much sum up how I celebrated New Year!!
It was also a Christmas celebration because of crazy and conflicting December schedules!
Miranda, Stacy, Magen and I started out at Olive Garden! 

You cant go wrong when Olive Garden is involved, especially when you 
are eating something as delicious as this:

After dinner we went back to Stacy and Miranda's to exchange Christmas 
gifts, play games and watch movies!! 

And we of course had to have our annual New Year fondue!!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let There Be Music

Last year I participated in an Institute choir with my wonderful friend Charmaine!! 
It was a really great experience and I'm so glad I did it!! One of the highlights was
singing at a CES fireside in which President Packer spoke!! 
Another top moment was singing at a local care center! 

And I have to say that I have some of the best grandparents in the world!!
They came to listen to me sing!! I am so grateful for their love and support!! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Quote Wall Monday

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Confession of a Bad Utahan

Have I ever told you how I feel about seeing the lights at Temple Square?
I will probably sound like a horrible Utahan for saying this but.......
It's not my favorite winter time activity!! 
I know, I know..... I'm a horrible person!! I've even said
that if my one day fiance asks me to marry him on Temple Square
during the lights I swear I would say NO! 
Okay.... I probably wouldn't say no..... 
But I would probably hold it against him for awhile!! 
I swear that this same tree is red Every.Single.Year!!!!

My ward decided to go up this year for one of our FHE activities
and for whatever reason, it wasn't as boring as years past! 
Maybe it's because we were only there for about 20 minutes....
Or it could have been that the weather was exceptional mild and I
wasn't freezing to death like normal! 
And I have to admit.......
The lights on the temple are pretty beautiful!! Especially the 
floating lights on the reflecting pool!! 

After the lights my roommates and I gathered around our
Christmas tree to exchange gifts and take pictures!! Hooray
for self timers!!! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Book 2

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon soon realizes he has stumbled up a legacy nearly as old as the Emipire itself.
Overnight he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil 
knows no bounds.
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the 
Empire may rest in his hands. 

I really liked this book!! I am putting the next one of hold right now!! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Flash Back Friday: Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 was pretty low key. Instead of doing the normal Christmas thing with lots and lots of presents we decided to go on vacation instead. I LOVED it!! It was so nice to not worry about making a list and stress about what to get everyone!! If I had my way we would do a Christmas vacation every year!!! 

It was also really nice that Christmas fell on a Sunday. It was wonderful going to sacrament meeting in the morning to celebrate the birth of Christ. I went to my parents ward and their program was beautiful. Especially when they did Silent Night. My sister actually played the violin and another ward member played his guitar. The cute primary kids sang the first verse and then the congregation got to join in for the last verses. I don't know what it is about that song but I LOVE singing it with a group of people. I always brings the spirit and makes me cry!! It was truly my favorite moment of the day!

We spent the rest of the day with both sides of the family! It was great to see and spend time with family and we also ate lots of yummy food!!

After being with extended family we went back to my parents house to exchange the gifts that we had bought each other. 

It was not your typical Christmas but I loved it!!! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Insert Your Own Clever Title!!

I'm dying to tell you about my trip to Disney World!! But...... I am waiting on some pictures!! Hopefully I will have them all on Sunday so I can start sharing them with you!! Until then, here is a preview!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Love Ya, Bye

I pretty much end every phone call with one of my
family members with "Love you. Bye" or something
similar to that.
Do you ever do that?

The only trouble is that sometimes I almost
start to say it at the end of other phone calls!
Like after speaking with my supervisor
about a loan..... It almost goes something like this
"Okay, that works. Thanks, lo....."
Or when I talked to one of our reps at another
"Thank you so much for your help today.
Have a great week. Lo......"

I've never actually finished the phrase before!!
Hope I never do!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nothing Like A Girlfriend

THANK GOODNESS for wonderful girlfriends!!
The other day I got to hang out with one of my BEST
girlfriends, Tiffany!! We went to The Chocolate and
had declicious desserts and talked about anything
and everything!!
I am SO thankful for her!! For her sweetness and
kindness!!! We were truly meant to be friends!!
Unfortunetly I was lame and didnt take any
pictures!! That just means that we will
need to get together soon so we can take some!

Here are a few moments with some of my
other awesome girlfriends that I didnt forget
to photograph!!

"But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely.  Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away".  ~Dinah Craik

Monday, January 16, 2012

Quote Wall Monday

I had no idea that Martin Luther King Jr was the one that gave this quote!! 
Happy MLK Day!! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book 1

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance. Only two people hold all the clues... The Westing heir and you.

There is definitely a reason this book is a Newbery Medal winner!! It's kind of like the game Clue in reading form! There is a whole list of people {which in the beginning was kind of hard to keep track of in the beginning} who are possibly the killer and your theory on who it is changes constantly while reading!! It was a very easy read but I loved it!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Quote Wall Monday

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Good Pair of Glasses

Monday, January 2, 2012

Quote Wall Monday