"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, January 26, 2013

Christmas 2012

Better late then never I guess.....

December was my month of vacations. After I got back from Mexico I went back to work for a week before flying to California for Christmas (I was there from Dec 22-28). So almost a week. It was so much warmer than Utah. I so want to go back because I'm so tired for the under 15 degree weather. Luckily the last few days it's been above 20 degrees. Sad to think that I've become so accustomed to the really cold weather that "warm" is anything above 20 degrees. Haha.

Best part of my trip? Getting to spend so much time with my family. I've got the cutest niece and nephew ever and don't even try to argue with me because no one can compare. I miss them tons when I can't see them and it makes me sad that they live even further away now.
Breakfast on Christmas Eve
Grocery Shopping for Christmas Diner
Jase just loves light switches
Sitting on Dad's presents eating a roll
Someone let the little guy get into chocolate. How cute is he?

There was lots of late nights filled with playing games (my favorite thing to do when I'm at home). I went shooting on Christmas eve. That was so much fun. And let's face it: I look good with a gun:

Hot Stuff :)
Ethan, Sammi, and Me 
Happy Family 
Empty Shells

 One thing you have to know about me: I think feet our so gross. So with that being said, my family decided to get a gag gift:
Hobbit Feet!!!!!!!!!
Hobbit Feet Slippers. So gross but they are actually pretty warm. And if you're asking, yes I do wear them haha. When I was in Mexico I got corn rows done and I had Ariel and Nicole take them out on Christmas Eve because my head was really starting to itch:
Crazy Hair!!!
I got pretty spoiled this year:
Arm bank and phone case

Amazon gifrcard

Princess & the Frog and Brave - I'm just a little kid at heart

My mom made this - She's so talented!!

Gift Cards!! There were some awesome sales at Kohl's during the last week in December.

 Plus Mom is making me a beautiful quilt that I should have in the next couple of weeks. One of the best presents every? Talking to the missionary on a HUGE tv:
Only one more year!!!
 I also got to help out with Zach's Eagle project while I was home. He's repainting music stands for the local orchestra and one of the middle schools. Pretty cool if you ask me.
I forgot to take a picture of how dirty my hands actually got. This is after washing them. 
I had such a blast spending time with my family and friends while at home. There were some embarrassing moments (Thank you, Samantha) but I have to say it was one of the best Christmas's ever. It would have been even better if Jimmy had been there but you can't have everything in the world. It will be a long time before we are all together again which is kind of a bummer. But it just makes me grateful for the time that I did get to spend at home and for the many people that I have in my life that I am extremely grateful for.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Temple Tour 2013

I'm so extremely blessed to live in such close proximity to so many temples. So with this blessing I've decided to take advantage of it simply because you never know how long you'll live in one place. One of my goals for this year is to visit as many of the temples in the surrounding area as I can.

Since the new year began I've been able to visit...

Salt Lake 

Oquirrh Mountain 

I'm looking forward to hitting some of the other temples in the area :) Here's a list of the places I'd like to visit before the year ends:

Brigham City
Jordan River
Mount Timp
Provo (of course :))

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 in Review

I was just thinking back on what happened during the last year and the different things that I've done. Jenny, if you're reading this you inspired me and forgive me for stealing your idea :)

  • Received my endowments
  • Moved 3 times
  • LASIK Surgery
  • Changed work schedules 6 times
  • Went to Cancun, Mexico
  • Turned 25 - that's a scary thought...
  • Swam with dolphins
  • Got red highlights (multiple times)
  • Got blonde highlights & died my hair a darker brown
  • Watched all the Harry Potter movies (multiple times)
  • Cross trained in Tech Support, Data Entry, and Workforce Management (work stuff)
  • Supervisor of the Month (August '12)
  • Got the new iPhone 5!!
  • Met many new friends
  • Made 4 wreaths (4th of July, Fall, Halloween, & Winter)
  • Went to 6 haunted houses where I screamed like a little girl
  • Put together a book shelf all by myself
  • Went on zero dates - hopefully that will be a different story this year ;)
  • Got multiple manicures/pedicures
  • My job moved locations - from Provo to Lindon
  • Took the bus for 3 days because I thought my car was broken when it wasn't - such an embarrassing story...

I'm sure there are many more things that I've done this year if I took more time to think about them and list them. Hopefully 2013 will be even better and I'll do some exciting new things and maybe even date a little :)