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


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

American Idol Concert

So... I wasn't even on planning on going to this, and I knew it had sold out super quick, but then they added a second day so more people could go. Long story short, my friend went to the first one and said it was great and I should have gone, she went back the next day to get autographs and then ended up getting tickets to that nights show as well and then called me at work to tell me that she got me a ticket also and I needed to meet her in SLC ASAP. So I did. As you can see from this picture I took... I had a great seat. First row on the side. It was an awesome show. I mean... I was just in heaven considering I did not miss one episode of this season. I think it was the best season so far. I liked so many different people on the show and was so pleased that it came down to the David's because I liked them both a lot. Brooke was my other favorite. I will be buying all of their CD's when they come out. :o)

Highlights of the concert.
1-David Archuleta Live and up close 2- Great Seat 3- Michael Johns wearing a David Archuleta shirt for the concert 4- David Archuleta sporting his high school sweater (school pride) for the last number 5- Carly Smithson telling everyone that Brooke took her to see the Temple and told her SLC "This is the place" 6- Watching David Archuleta's proud dad a few feet from the left of me watching his son with a big grin.

Highlights after the
concert 1- Watching all the David Archuleta stalker fans wait for him to come out and compete with who knew more about him and who was going to be the one to marry him (young and old fans) 2- Watching someone give David A a New Era for next month that has not come out yet (I guess he is in it) .... only in Utah 3- Being one of the screaming fans that I normally make fun of 4- Me singing to David Cook "Hello, is it me your looking for" as I hand him my ticket to autograph. 5- Me making small talk with David Archuleta... even though I really wanted a picture, it was almost impossible to make that happen, so I settled for an autograph and talking to him about how I listen to him at work..... conversation went as follows; "David, we listen to you at work almost everyday" - Me *chuckle* "Really? Where do you work?" - David A. "At Apx" - Me "I don't think I know what that is" David A. "David, it doesn't matter where I work, all the matters is that you sooth our stressful days when we listen to you sing" - Me "Awww, thanks so much" *giggle* - David A. 6- Seeing what Jason Castro was dressed in to sign autographs... that guy is such a hippie!

By far this was the highlight of my month. So fun... I still can't believe I sang to David Cook. It really came out before I realized what I had done. He just got this big smile on his face and kind of laughed and told me that I was good, maybe even better than he was and that he should hire me to sing and he would lip sink. ha ha. He was really cool. But hey, I did get his attention, and as you can see, he along with David Archuleta signed my ticket. Brooke and Syesha signed the back of that same ticket. Good times!
The End.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pura Vida

It has been six years this month since my sister and I went to Costa Rica together... so I thought I would do a post about it. Even though this trip was six year ago, I still talk about it all the time. It was a big part of my life. Really, it was my first time away from home, and although two months doesn't seem like a long time to be away from home... in a different country when you don't really have a plan from day to day... it's a long time. I am really thankful that not only my sister planned the trip and wanted to go, but that she wanted to take me, her little sister, with her. Even though we had hard times, I came back from that trip understanding my sister more and feeling a lot closer to her. What a special thing that we got to do together. Not everyone just has that kind of experience with their sister (backpacking in a foreign country). I kept a journal on that trip. I wrote in it every night, about every detail of my experience there. I am glad I did.I learned so much about myself on that trip, it opened my eyes of what the world is like outside of our country, I was humbled and realized how blessed my life really is and how much that I have that I take advantage of. And mostly, It made me want to travel more and see the rest of the world. It was something that I always said that I wanted to do, but never something that I made happen. My family didn't travel much when I was younger, so it was always "someday". Thanks to my sister... when it opportunity comes... I take it! If I want to go somewhere, I make it happen. I am not scared to travel places just because it is not familiar to me. I would not trade the experience that I had there for anything. I saw beautiful sites.
Met some awesome people, some to this day I still keep in touch with. Went to Nicaragua for a week, walked through the rain forest, which is quite amazing, saw some cool animals (I even was able to pet a howler monkey in the wild), learned some Spanish, and so much more. Hopefully there will be many more adventures in my future and I will have many more places to add to my travel log. The world is a big and beautiful place, and I would like to see as much of it as I can.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July!!

Happy Independence Day! I started off my day very differently than I ever had before... I ran my first race, a 5K with thousands of other people in Provo. We will not talk about the time I got, but I did feel a great sense of accomplishment, I might just want to do another one sometime. I got my friend Rashae to run with me, but I don't think she felt the same way about it. Lets be honest... we were proud of ourselves for getting up at 6am on our day off to pay to run. Ha! Anyway... it was a great way to start off the day. And the race goes by all the people that are camped out and waiting for the parade. They cheer for you as you run by, which is more encouraging than it sounds.

After resting from the run and hanging out with my sister, I went with a few friends to Cafe Rio to pick up dinner and then on to Thanksgiving Point to set up blankets relax and eat dinner while we watched the firework show. It was good times in great company. (It was a double date)

After the fireworks were over and we were done talking and such, we decide to head home and notice the air is quite foggy, so we roll down the windows to discover that it is not fog at all (which would have been odd for Utah) but it was smoke. We then noticed that streets were blocked off by our house by police and fire trucks. We walk over to the field that is right next to my house that happened to be in flames just to join my others from my ward that were all there watching the firemen put out the flames and taking pictures. Apparently they were going to evacuate Deer Haven (where I live) because the fire was that bad. Thankfully they got it under control and it didn't have to come to that. But man... what a way to end the day. All because most likely some punk kid wasn't being careful with their fireworks. Well... at least it is nothing compared to what my family is going through back home with the fires there. But this fire was very close to my home. So that was my Independence Day in a nut shell.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My New Hair!!

It has been like five months since I had my hair done last... so my hair was looking pretty trashy. My friend Colette and I trade... I give her a massage, she does my hair. So we did out little exchange last Saturday and this is what she did to my hair! I love it!!! I love the color, I love the cut, I love everything about it. Thank you Colette! :o)

My Little Garden

I only have a little bit of patio space... no dirt, but I really wanted to plant some flowers to make the patio a little more inviting. So pots it is. That is something I really like about the warmer months.... is planting flowers and taking care of them and watching them grow. My roommates like it too, because it makes our place seem more like a home.