A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Tuesday, September 2, 2014


I'm out for half the month! Update when I get back from my latest adventure. Meanwhile my office will look like this. Empty..... :) Not sad about that.

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

I sang with Jed yesterday in Church. I enjoy singing with him. He's great. We don't hang out very often, but when we do.... it's fun. He's a fun neighbor and a fun friend and I loved singing with him in church.

We sang A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief. It is an arrangement that Jed made up. I thought it was great. He has got some real talent. Thanks Jed for singing with me! Let's do it again sometime.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wave Runner fun at Deer Creek

It was supposed to be real hot yesterday. RJ and I were determined to have one last fun summer weekend. I know Summer isn't quite over yet but it feels like it. Plus I'm going to be gone.

So RJ got a group together to go boating. We all met yesterday morning and everyone shows up except for the guy who was supposed to bring the boat. RJ, being one that makes the best out of every situation, decided we would still all go to the lake and we would just rent a wave runner instead. So we were on our way to the lake. On our way up the canyon the other car of RJ's guy friends bailed and decided not to come. So it was RJ and the ladies.

So we get there... it isn't hot. It's quite cold. That is Utah weather for you. We suck it up and decide we are doing it anyway. We are going to have fun gosh darn it. I went out for the little bit. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE wave runners... I think I would have had more fun if I had a wet suit. The water was pretty cold. I'm still glad we went. All part of the adventure. Everything is fun with RJ no matter what you are doing. We were all cold, but we had fun. Thanks RJ for my last summer adventure.

And of course when we got home... later that afternoon it got hot. Thanks Utah weather. You are a peach.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Desiree's Headshots

My good friend Desiree asked me to take her head shots for something she is auditioning for. So I did that today. She is so beautiful... it was hard to choose which ones were my favorites... but here they are. The last one is my favorite of the shoot.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Flashback Friday 182

Flashing back to May 2006 when my friend Sara and I road tripped out to Arizona to get away and visit my grandparents. We drove through Zion's since I had never been before and drove by part of the Grand Canyon. We had a blast.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 235

This week I am super thankful for my job. It may not be the most exciting job in the world but I am good at it... and it is security. It provides great benefits. It is 5 minutes from where I live. I have great co-workers that have my back and that I get along with well. They buy me food all the time and we go on fun activities. I have a free gym to use at work on my lunch break which has been so great for me. I have this legit beautiful window office... where I have brought pictures and plants in to make it feel more homey for the 8 hours a day 5 days a week that I am there. I have a pretty sweet set up with two monitors so I can have work up on one and watch Netflix and Gchat and all of that good stuff on the other which keeps me very entertained and makes work more enjoyable. Also they give me a lot of paid time off and my department fully supports my love for traveling... in which I am very lucky. Yes... I am VERY thankful for my job. It has been a big blessing in my life for the past 5 years.

I have been so tired this week. Maybe I have been more mentally exhausted from covering everything at work? I don't know. It hasn't been terribly busy except the last couple of days, but I have been able to keep up. Weird just having 3 of us at work... and when I come back there will be two new people in our department. I feel like we have been such a small group for so long. It will be nice to add some more people to the mix.

We went to the outdoor movie at the park again on Monday. Such a great summer activity. I love being outside. Summer nights are the best but they are defiantly coming to an end. It is getting colder and colder at night and IT KEEPS RAINING!! I'm getting tired of it. I still want to dress for summer and then I leave and it starts pouring rain and it's all cold and wet. That is what happened when I had dinner with Nate and Steve on Friday. I'm glad it didn't rain on our outdoor movie. They played Wreck it Ralph. What a cute movie.

I pretty much already wrote about my weekend. Except on Sunday we had some ward and stake changes. They split up my ward and moved 75 people (all very active people) into another ward that was struggling with people being active. So now not only are they in another ward but they are also in another stake. I wouldn't have mind if they would have switched me... but I was literally right outside of the boundary cut off. My friend Ty (Mr. Karaoke) was so sad. He really wanted me to be in his ward. Oh well. Not sad about not meeting on campus again for church AND having to meet at 8:30 in the morning. Yuck! The other hard thing was not only that they took away 75 people from our ward but also didn't give us any new people... so we will see how that goes.

Nobody comes to Pilates anymore... so it is pretty much just me getting a private Pilates lesson from the instructor. I don't mind. More pressure on me... but I have been going to her class long enough that I feel comfortable with that. My only fear is that they are going to cut the class. I don't want that.. not at all. All the people that used to go were either let go and quite. Now it's just me. I hope we can get more people to come. It's such a fun class that I really feel like it makes me stronger. This class we worked out on the new balance disc. The entire hour our work out was on those things. That gets hard have a while. Hard to keep your balance on them. Good work out though.

I finished watching "It's always Sunny in Philadelphia"... well at least what is on Netflix. It was alright. It had it's funny moments for sure. I kind of don't want to get into another show until after I get back from my trip. So I watched the movie "Jobs" which I thought Ashton Kutcher did an awesome job of playing Steve Jobs. I also watched a documentary (such a sucker for those) about a 14 year old European girl who decided she wanted to live her dream of sailing around the world by herself for two years. So crazy right? I always think of my nieces and nephews now to compare ages. It would be like Reanne deciding to leave home and sail around the world for two years in like 3 years. That is NUTS! I can't even imagine. This girl did it though. Came back when she was 16. She seemed to be pretty smart about the whole things and did her homework and knew her boat and was very comfortable on it and all the weather that came in the middle of the ocean. It's crazy. I can't even imagine doing that right now as a 31 year old. I love documentaries because people in this world fascinate me. Either because they are doing something amazing.. or they are so weird I just can't imagine it... I just love learning about other people and what they do.

I'm trying to think of what else happened this week. It was so busy... but not always with exciting stuff. I had a massage which was super great. My back has been a lot less messed up since I switched to a nicer chair at work.. so that is great. I also got my hair done which is always nice and I always love talking with Nicole and I always love what she does with me hair. She makes me look so good. I also went up to Salt Lake to get my lashes filled and to give Ali a massage. My lashes were in great need of being filled. I can't believe I have had eyelash extensions for 3 years now. That is how long it has been since I have worn mascara. So great. I love them. I guess the next thing going around is eyebrow extensions. Ever heard of it? Ali might learn how to do it and try it out on me since I have VERY thin and blonde eyebrows. People don't know that because I color them in... but if I didn't... you wouldn't be able to see my eyebrows. Good thing or bad thing? I'm not sure. Is what it is though. Maybe eyebrow extensions is my answer... maybe that is too weird for me to go there.

Jed and I have been practicing for our musical number we are going to sing on Sunday. We are singing a hymn but the arrangement is by Jed. It is different, but I think it is pretty cool. I hope everyone likes it.

Went to the food truck roundup again tonight with my roommates. I now love Thursday's because of it. I get excited to try new food at new trucks. Is that weird? It is just a fun thing to do. I always run into people I know there every time and now they even have live music. It's becoming quite the event.. and as school starts up again I imagine it only getting busier and bigger.

I guess that is about it for me. A busy week... but nothing too exciting. Next week.... it's going to get a heck of a lot more exciting.