"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

Saturday, July 30, 2011


So big changes this week. It was starting out as a normal week right? It ended anywhere but normal. Near the beginning of this week I got called into my assistant manager's office and he offered me a promotion and a raise. Holla!! So I'm a supervisor now in charge of 16 people. I was super stressed during the last few days because there was so much that I needed to get caught up on but I didn't even know where to begin. Ya know? Trying to meet individually with 16 people over the course of 2 days along with all of the other stuff I had to do was almost impossible. I think I have more of a grip on things now. Still will be lots of work but I need to factor in taking a lunch break....one day last week I worked for nine hours straight. And then another day I took like a 20 minute lunch break. I was planning on taking longer but then I realized I had a meeting that I was late to...oops.....
My shift changed which is a double edged sword I think. I'm enjoying sleeping in later but getting off so late isn't the funnest thing in the world. Instead of work 6 am - 3 pm I'm now working 10 am - 7 pm. Crazy change right? It's hard for me to find the motivation to get up early to go to the gy, but if I don't go work out before work I have no motivation to go after I get off because I'm more tired now then when I used to get off work. I need to find some kind of balance or something...
It's pretty cool that I've come so far in my job in only a year. This promotion shows me that someone has some confidence in me. I just hope that I don't disappoint the people that are depending on me

Thursday, July 7, 2011


This past weekend I went home to visit my family. Okay, so it was more than just a weekend. I left Friday and I came back yesterday. It was so much fun. It was nice to see my brothers and spend some time with the fam. Instead of driving I flew home which was a nice treat that I gave myself.

On Friday after I got home I went with my mom to help her sell fireworks. There wasn't much for me to do so I ended up just hanging out with my brother Zach while he tried selling raffle tickets to raise money for the music program at the high school. I was so tired that day. California time I had been up since 4 am and I didn't go to bed until after 11 pm. Such an exhausting day but I was glad to be home to visit with my parents and siblings that are at home.

On Saturday I went to my friend Steven's fiancee's bridal shower. Weird right? I've known Steven since we were 12 and I wrote him pretty much the whole time that he was on his mission. We're pretty close...or we used to be, haha. I found out that he was getting married back in June and was really surprised but I guess every ones does at some point in their life, right? My mom told me that I was invited to this shower. We went and it was a little weird because besides the fiancee I was the only person there not married. Weird. That afternoon we went up to Lake Isabella to see Don and Ariel and Ethan. They went camping and fishing over night. We went swimming and BBQ'd. I had to swim out into the middle of the lake to retrieve my brother' shoe too. That was tiring. Me, the girl, rather than either of my brothers had to go get it. That night they shot off fireworks over the lake it was pretty cool. Something that made me so mad: one of my brothers had the gall to tell me that now that Steven is getting married it's about time I get married too. Talk about rude! I was so mad.....

On Monday, the 4th, I went to a 4th of July program which my brothers were in. Zach played in the band and Ethan led the flag raising ceremony. It was a really good program and I was glad to be able to see my brothers doing what they did. We had a BBQ in the afternoon and we lit off fireworks in the drive way in the evening. I almost got lit on fire too...a firework that was supposed to stay on the ground flew off the ground and right over my head. It came really, really close to hitting me. Scariest moment of my life...

On Tuesday, I took Zach, Ethan, and Ariel to Magic Mountain. It was so hot!!! But it was a ton of fun to spend the day with them and get some sun :-) I got a nice little tan line from my sandals. I think I'm getting to the point were tons of roller coasters don't sit well with my stomach. By the time we left I felt like throwing up....not a nice feeling and I still had to drive all the way home. Lame. I also got a headache from being in the sun all day....but it was tons of fun

On Wednesday morning I had a moment of freak out because my phone completely froze. No matter what I did it was just stuck. I took it to AT&T and they held down the power button and the home button to restart it. I felt so stupid. Ariel told me that I should have just googled it and so did this guy I work with. Oh well, I guess google just does have all the answers. Mom took me to the airport and I was on my way back to Utah and reality. It was a nice trip and I was glad to see the family.