"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


So when I was at home in California a certain somebody told me that I needed to update my blog. So here I am.

My job is going pretty good. I like having money coming in to the bank and getting to pay tithing again. I missed getting to do that and I am so very grateful for the many blessings that I have received because of it.

A few weeks ago I finally bought a car! After 5 months having being without one after my accident I have one. It's a silver 2000 Honda Accord and I love it. The mileage on it is pretty good considering it's ten years old. When I went to get my insurance reinstated, I found out my rates are cheaper with this car then with my Hyundai. I was so excited. That right there my friends is what I call a tithing blessing. My car cost me less then my other one and my insurance is cheaper.

This last week I was in California. My little sister got married and I was a bridesmaid at her wedding. The whole family was at home for it. That's a big deal because my whole family isn't in the same place at the same time very often.

Monday night I got back in to Provo. I came back with my mom and Jimmy (little brother). Jimmy's starting BYU next week and he just moved into the dorms. I'm so excited that he's here in Provo. He's really excited to live on his own and start college.

I'm pretty sure next week will be really weird for me. BYU starts next week and it's the first time in a long time that I won't be trudging up the hill to start new classes. I used to get really excited when a new semester of classes was starting but that's not my lot in life right now. But I have work to keep me busy so hopefully I won't be too sad about not being in school.

Yesterday when I was at work I talked to this lady who was so sweet and she loved me. She said that they can never fire me because I am so sweet and helpful. It's customer like her that make it worth it to have to put up with the angry people that like to yell at me. All in all, I like my job okay and it pays the bills :)

This might be a little sad to say but I missed Provo. A lot. I was so happy to see all of my friends when i got back. Especially Ashley Martin!!! She was moved back in to my apartment when I got home. I love that girl and I hadn't seen her since the end of April. I am so very blessed to live with such an amazing girl. I learned so much from her last year and hope to continue to learn things from her this year.

Today was a good day. I bought a new dress and a new shirt for a total of $5!!! The dress was originally $60 and was on clearance for $11.80. The shirt was originally $40 and was on clearance for $4. How does that add up to $5, you might ask?? My mom gave me some Kohl's dollars (ten) and she had a 15% off coupon which brought me total down to $5.27. Love, love, love it!!!

Sorry this is kinda random and jumbled but those are my thoughts right now. I'm super excited for the coming weeks because people will have finished moving in and I can start making new friends. I love making new friends and having old friends that I haven't seen in a while come back.

There's not much else to report. I'm gonna try and be more consistent on this blog thing. But we'll see what happens :) I love my life right now and I wouldn't trade where I've been and how far I've come for anything. It's good to learn lessons and move forward in life.

Remember who you are, where you come from, and where you are going. Be good and be true.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First Week

My first week working for APX Alarm went pretty smoothly. Nothing too exciting. Just training. I'm still in training for the next week. My favorite parts of the day is the hour when I get to Y-jack with someone and listen to the phone calls they are getting and ask questions about them if I have any. These are the best because I can see the real thing in action. Hopefully, by the end of the week I will have taken my first phone calls. The thought is a little scary but my trainer says the best thing to do is just get it over with because the sooner it's done the sooner you can improve.

I'm excited for tomorrow because in my training class we get to meet our team leads (supervisors) and find out what our schedules will be. It'll be nice to kind of know the hours that I'll be working instead of just wondering about it. I've been working the same hours all last week and this week but that's just training hours.

In other news, there are only a few weeks left until fall semester starts for those in school. It's so surreal to not be getting ready for school to start and finalizing a school schedule, buying books and supplies and all those beginning of semester things. So weird. Two things I'm looking forward to as fall gets closer: Ashley comes back from Jerusalem & Jimmy is moving to Provo!!!

I'm going home in two weeks for Ariel's wedding and I'm excited to go home and visit people I haven't seen in a while. I haven't been home since Christmas. It'll be nice to have the whole family together again so soon. As we all are getting older and going in different directions it doesn't happen very often that we are all in the same place at the same time.

Something that I'm really glad I got to do this summer was visit a lot of the temples in the surrounding areas. While the Provo Temple was closed for cleaning I had the opportunity to do baptisms in the Mt. Timp Temple, Oquirrih Mountain Temple, Jordan River Temple & Salt Lake City Temple. It was fantastic and I loved it!!!