Monday, November 29, 2010

its been awhile..

I have had absolutly no motivation to blog lately. I don't even have a good reason why. All the way up until the last two weeks I have not had a ton to do and I have learned to really dislike not being busy. I thrive off of being busy. I feel like when I am not busy I have a harder time getting things done then when I am crazy running around like a chicken with its head cut off busy.. does anyone else ever feel this way, or is it just me? ha.. kinda funny how that works. Maybe its just because when I am busy I am already out and motivated so its easier to do just one more thing...
Ben and I are embarking on a new adventure tonight. We are going down to Seaside, Oregon and I get to start my new job as an RDH in Astoria. I am VERY excited. I still do not know all of the details of my job or anything, but I feel very enthusiastic and lucky to have found a job! I have only met the Dentists once but they seem very friendly and laid back, and I guess I will see tomorrow how the office runs and everything! We are moving to Long Beach, Washington and I will just drive across the bridge to Astoria when I go to work. It is going to be an adjustment but Im super stoked about living on the coast. I love the coast so much. I will go on runs every morning becuase we will seriously live right on the beach.. so if anyone wants to come visit...
I was looking at some old power points back from when I went to school and it really made me miss school. I was even missing midterms and finals.. I know, so weird. I think after tomorrow when I start working some of this will fade away but i really can see myself going back. I crave knowledge, and being tested, and having school friends. Ben and I joke sometimes about me going to dental school, but its only kinda a joke. Of course I would have to go take a couple more prerequisites to apply, and I would have to take the DAT.. but who knows! Its really just a thought I like to play with for now I will work as a Dental hygienist. I have also thought about doing something else too like PA school or something else in the medical field, expand my knowledge some more. In DH school I already had to learn so much about the body and diseases, and pharmacology, and genetics, and anatomy and physiology, I really already have a great base set up for it. But we will see what the future holds...
This last week Ben and I got to go to Utah. We went on a final run to get all of our stuff that we have had stashed in our friends basement for the summer. We got to go to our cousin, Brocks, wedding. It was great to get to see family and everything. It was supposed to be just a quick two day trip but we ended up getting snowed in on the day we were supposed to leave (wednesday), and so we stayed for thanksgiving, and then left on friday. I LOVED being able to see all of my siblings. Five of them live in Utah right now with their spouses/kids. I miss them more now though after seeing them, especially since I don't know when I will get to see some of them again.
well.. now that I have blabbed awhile I will end this with some pictures.

Long Beach, Washington

Astoria, Oregon

Brock and Sammi! it was all snowy out and I felt So bad for the freezing bride but she still looks GORGEOUS!

we LOVE jet city improv

Trip up the SPACE NEEDLE with these lovelys

Never posted our halloween getups ha

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy halloween!

Can you tell he wants to be a dentist? haha.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

what you don't know about your chicken nuggets...

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what some fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, some of the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.

Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

Not all of the chicken is made like this but some of it is. SO be careful!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I found this new treasure and I have been obsessed. The pumpkin smash from jamba= Amazing! I could really drink it ALL DAY LONG if I was allowed. A perfect fall snack. mmmmmmm

Monday, October 4, 2010

My baby Sisters are married...

So both of my little twin sister are married now.. which means ALL 7 of us kids are now married.. each one in the temple for time and all eternity. Wow. Mom and dad, you did good. It was so cool to all be in the sealing, the whole entire family, all the siblings, my parents, in laws, grandparents, everyone. My grandpa Rex said something when we had left, he said that this is exactly how he pictures things when we reach the last days. All of us coming together, sealed together forever.

The wedding was so much fun. Her colors were so great! Red and aqua. Her and Alex are going to have the cutest kids, and they are going to have a great life together. They are perfect for each other.

Monday, September 13, 2010

doo da doo

We are here in washington!! O how I have missed it here. The green everywhere is so divine. We've already been to pike place, the space needle (and everywhere around Seattle), edmonds beach, the ferry over to kingston, gotten a pedicure, and moras ice cream. A good start for only being here since thursday!

Ben and I were thinking about it and we realized it has been 6 years since we have been in washington in september. That makes me feel old. ha.

We have not lived in our own house with our own stuff since the end of april.. since we went out selling... So I am starting to miss having my own things.. I HATE living out of a suitcase. But we still do not know exactly what we will be doing as far as where we are moving, ect, ect. so we may be homeless for a while longer :(

Its fun to see our parents and siblings that still live here, but it does just feel like vacation still. When we get our own little place I think it will feel normal again. I can't wait for everything to feel normal again. its definetly been a crazy summer. I can't even wait to just get a job and have some sort of schedule in my life. But until then, I am going to keep trying to enjoy life without anything to do.

p.s. check out bens beard!! and it is still going strong.. its kinda weird cause I kind of like it.. which is weird.

in Seattle

A lady painting at pike place.. it was cool to watch how easy this was for her

Monday, August 30, 2010


We are officially moving back to..... WASHINGTON!! At least for a little while. We will be in Seattle area for a couple weeks starting sept. 9th, then off to Vancouver Wa. Both of us are officially graduated and ready to start working. Ben is still in the process of applying to dental school and we are hoping for UW to be the winner so we can live by family for awhile. I will be working in Portland oregon as a Dental hygienist until I get enough hours to get my license to practice in Washington. I am very excited! We are so glad that this summer of selling is over and we can once again spend some quality time together. We enjoyed Denver Colorado, but not nearly as much as Washington. We will see though, we have not lived in washington for over 6 years, so it might not end up being where we want to settle after all. Either way we are very excited to move from idaho, utah, and colorado and get to finally live in washington next to family for awhile. yay!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Veronica Mars

Has anyone seen this television series? It brings me back to my freshman year of college with the p-krew. Miss you girls! I have recently started rewatching it from the beginning, I have only seen the first season, and part of the second. I am addicted.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


I have had a very relaxing summer, for the most part, and I have been able to make some fun memories. Some people have been asking me what I do all day since my benjamin is working all day everyday and I will not be working until september when we move to a more permanent location. Here are some of the things I have been able to do this summer...

I've been surprised by my benjamin whose taking me to DISNEYLAND for my birthday..

I have been reunited with my best friend..

made friends like kerry.. :) who just had her baby jaxon!..

went to a couple rockies games..

went go carting..

played with these lovely ladies..

played lots of ninja tag..

went to the zoo..

went to eliches. So fun..

went to a cute little place called tiny town with the girls..

we have gone to water world a couple times...

right after seeing carrie :)...

Got to go see the amazing Carrie underwood in the best seats for jessies birthday..

We have spent a lot of time in boulder..

I have spent lots of time by the pool reading and such..

we went to see body world with these silly people..

And much much more. It has been a fun filled, and sometimes a busy summer. I am glad we have had the opportunity to come out here. It has been a blessing in disguise. I won't lie though, I am excited for this last month to go by quickly so that I can spend time with my one and only again.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ah life..

Warning: long blog with lots of blabbing.. I have decided to make my blog like a journal. I used to write in my journal every single night from 6th grade all the way through sophmore year of college. Once I got married I stopped. So, this is a way for me to sit down and write out my feelings. To figure out who I am and where I want to go.

life is good. Sometimes it can throw curve balls but then other things turn around. Iv liked having time to sit down and figure out who I am and what I want to accomplish. I did not have a lot of time to think of things like this before because I was always preoccupied with other things. I have realized that I am a much stronger person then I think I am. I have learned to humble myself, and I am learning to be less critical and hard on myself as well. Lately I have been thinking about ways that I can progress in my life. Here is a list of things I have been wanting to accomplish sooner then later,

-I want to spend my time being productive.
-I want to notice the good things in people and not the bad.
-I want to better myself and make myself stronger so that I feel more confident in starting my family.
-I want to keep in better contact with the people I love.
-I want to start playing the guitar again. I want to sing again. I want to dance again, and share those talents with others.
-I want to find some new hobbies. Maybe (I can't believe I am saying this) sewing, and tennis?
-I want to start exercising regularly (that always makes my day better).
-I want to become a better friend to people. I want to reach out for help when I need it and not be to proud to do so.
-I want to have a stronger foundation in the gospel. I want to learn more about the scriptures and about the history of the church.
-I want to be myself again. For the past two years I Have not been the fun spontaneous person I used to be. This summer I have notice myself becoming that person again and I am loving it. It is crazy what other peoples opinions and actions can do to change someone.

To achieve these "wants" I am going to start reading preach my gospel every day, and I am going to study my scriptures instead of just reading them.
I am going to start finding some new songs I want to learn and the guitar, and maybe start composing some songs again.
I will start calling the ones I love more often so I know what is going on with them, and I can build stronger relationships with them.
I have already figured out a lot of the reasons why I have changed my personality so much and I will continue to let it change back to how it used to be.
I am going to keep my thoughts around positive things and I will not dwell on the negative. I am going to read "The Secret", its a book that one of the guys who sells out here swears by. Its all about positive thinking.

I figure that while I'm out here with ben, instead of wasting my time I should be growing and learning. This is one thing that I have always loved. I love to learn. So now I am going to focus on learning more about myself and what I need to do to become a better person.

Sorry this is such a long post. I have never written a post like this in the past, but I am sure this will not be the last.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

horse piss

life has just been throwing me lemons. but what do you do with lemons? Make lemonade.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

and another...

So I really have had some time on my hands... :) Just some thank you cards I made.. The flower is so easy to make. If you want to know how just ask me :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

crafty crafty..

While Iv been in Colorado I have had some spare time.. (so weird not being in school!). So for some of this spare time I have decided to be a little crafty.. Here are just some fun things I have done. The first is a wreath I made out of felt. The next is just a flower ribbon belt. They sell these at J Crew for like 34 and I made mine for maybe 10. :) The last is just some fun flowers I put together. Its been fun having time to do things that I would normally not do. Iv also had time to do some really fun things with the wives that are out here selling too. Ill have to post about that soon.
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