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Monday, December 14, 2009


I may not be the toughest critic, but I LOVED this book. It was an easy read and so fun. You should probably go get this one too! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Life and Death in Shanghai


Crazy good! This book is amazing. It made me realize just how little I know about the world around me. I always learned and wanted to know more about the wars in which this country fought and its political differences, but never did I fully digest what other countries and nations have gone through and fought for, or rather what their people have endured. This book is about a woman during the ten year Cultural Revolution in China and all the hardships she faced. She endures it all...wrongful imprisonment, persecution, betrayal, loss of loved ones, etc. but yet she still finds a way to live on and live on well. How lucky we are to live in a country where men are absolutely free in every sense of the word. Go get it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Ride


Nate and I finally made our first "big purchase" as a married couple. This is our new ride which we both love and are so excited about! Nate's Geo went the way of the earth...RIP! Nothing like a little debt to get us both motivated to work really hard! :) We love it!

Falling Leaves


Great book! I love reading. Apparently this book is a lot like Life and Death in Shanghai, which I have started now. But I loved this book. Great autobiography. This book definitely opened my eyes to the world around me and what others had to endure.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Star Garden


Loved it! Such a great series!
Now reading Falling Leaves.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


This book took me a little longer than normal because life has been crazy. But here are my feelings...not as good as the first, but still definitely worth reading to get to the third. If you fell in love with Sarah Prine in the first, you will continue to enjoy her life's journies and heartache. I am now reading the third...The Star Garden and I am absolute loving it! Read it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nǐ Hǎo Part 2 Pictures



Nǐ Hǎo Part 2

Update from China.

Here is a picture of the Canton Fair (the second picture Linley). This is one building and there is 16 of these bad boys. It is so big that there is nothing in the world that I have ever seen that I can compare it to. It blows the new Cowboys stadium out of the water in impressiveness. You gotta love that word. And if you don't believe that it is a word you can see the definitions at the following link: http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=impressiveness. So the food still is a kick in the face. We only have two places that we eat at. 1. Pizza Hut and 2. KFC. McDonalds tastes like poop in a hamburger bun and the ketchup may as well be burnt tomato paste. If you go to Pizza Hut there is only two things that you can order, a cheese pizza and one of the 15 spaghetti meals. If you go to KFC you can order the Zinger Chicken Burger and the Popcorn Chicken and Fries (and the ketchup here must come straight from the ole' Midwest because it tastes like a million bucks). Other than those four things we still only eat peanuts and Oats 'N Honey bars. We are down to about 60 Oats 'N Honey bars and 1.25 containters of peanuts left. My 120x180mm American Flag is still hanging just as proudly as ever over my bed (that is about 4x6 inches for those of you that haven't converted to the metric system yet, I'm falling in love with kilometers, meters, liters, etc.)

Things are going well. We still have been waking up between 5:30-6:30 a.m. The first phase of the fair is over and so now we are touring factories and looking at the different products to see who can produce the quantities we need and what things make sense for us to try and import. Yesterday we spent a day with three native Chinese people. It was crazy. We woke up at 5:37 a.m. and got picked up by Aki and Jillian and Anthony. Aki speaks decent english and so she translated for everyone all day. It was so crazy to just be hanging out with three Chinese people that we didn't know at all. They picked us up and drove us to a factory that is about 3 hours from where we are staying (they said 1.5 hours). It was a very long but pleasant day hanging out with these guys. They are so nice and helpful. I couldn't stop asking questions about the Chinese culture and what their lives were like. From their children's school schedules, to what their feelings are on their government, to their favorite foods, to what they like to do for fun, etc. You name it and we talked about it. It is very fascinating to me to see a culture that is so different from ours. Chile was one thing but there was still a lot of similarities to America e.g. they use essentially the same alphabet as we do. You'll see signs in Chile and although you may not know what things say at first you at least can have an idea of what is going on. Not so in China you see this EVERYWHERE....专门为受过大学教育,懂英文单身人士的高质量婚恋交友网站 (note to the reader: I don't have a clue what this says I just found it by googling chinese symbols so if you speak Chinese and this tells you that I hate Chinese people or that I like to hug little boys or something then know that I didn't know). Also most people in Chile are Catholic (or profess to be Catholic) and here most people don't really know anything about God. Anthony had a bronze cow on the dash of his car and I asked him about it and he told us that this was the thing that brought him good luck/fortune. Just a completely different upbringing and thought process. I like hefers don't get me wrong but if you think for 2 seconds that ole' Bessy will bring me good fortune you have been drinking to much Jack Daniels. It was very interesting to talk to them about their culture. We also listened to Nora Jones. He had 14 songs on this CD but 13 of them were so so so so lame that I kept asking every second or third song if we could listen to Nora Jones again. It was a great day and we lived and laughed and loved with these three new friends. Here are a couple pictures of these people and their factory that we toured. They were again so nice and cool. It was one of those days when you realize that although there is a lot of trash in the world there are still a lot of good good people around the world.

Funny story. So Paul has to go number two this morning (with the dietary fiber in these peanuts and Oats 'N Honey bars we could put Activia out of business, if you ever get plugged up go down and pick up some Oats 'N Honey bars and you are good to go) and he finishes up and clogs our toilet. Granted you could clog this toilet by putting a half a gun wrapper in the toilet. It has the weakest flush in the world (kind of like John and Sheree's old house in Houston). So of course they don't have a plunger in our room so Paul has to call the front desk and tell them that we need a plunger. They send the front desk girl Xi up to take a look at what the problem is because they can't understand what he is trying to tell them. She comes up and takes a look in our bathroom. Paul goes in the bathroom with her to show her the problem. I'm just relaxing in the room watching CNN Global and he goes in the bathroom and opens the nasty poop-filled clogged toilet and points at the toilet and then points out in at me like I clogged the toilet. I'm laughing cause I think it is so embarassing that he has to show this girl his poop and little do I know that the whole time she thought it was me. Paul sure pulled the wool over my eyes. Xi looks at me a little different everytime I see her now and I wish there was a page in our "Chinese for Dummies" book that says "Uncle Paul is the one with the nasty poop that clogged our toilet not me."

Love you all. And it wouldn't kill anyone to post a comment or two on my posts. Just cause we don't have children doesn't mean that we don't have feelings. Peace.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Plan

Many of you know that I have been trying to get pregnant for almost two years now and no such luck. I was writing my cousin an email today, and it got me thinking about what MY PLAN was for Nate and I compared to what has actually happened. Life is funny that way and here is goes.

Get married

Do the deed (sorry, but true)

(If you think that is inappropriate, sorry, but that is a large part in having a baby...hahaha)

Get pregnant

Find out if it is a boy or girl

Get nursery set up

Have baby

Love him/her more than anything in the whole world

But rather it has gone like this…

Got married

Did the deed (sorry Mom)

Didn’t get pregnant

Got nursery set up (Yep, yes I did…)

Bought “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” (Crap)

  • Took temperature
  • “Knew when I was ovulating”- not really, but the book said I did
  • Bought ovulation tests

Went to doctor

  • Got blood work done- paid $500

Went to doctor

  • Went on Clomid- paid $100

Didn’t get pregnant, felt like crap and gained 10 pounds!

And now I am back at ground zero.

I know lots of people go through much harder things than I have, and I am in no way down playing what people have to endure in order to have a baby, adopt a baby, etc. This is simply my situation.

But the bright side is I have a wonderful job and husband who loves me.

Even though I want nothing else than to be a mom, I finally understand that there is a greater plan for me. Things have fallen into place where if we had a baby, would not be able to work. So I guess I don’t know it all and someone else really does. I know that my Heavenly Father knows my desires and when it is the right time and place, Nate and I will be blessed with a little baby (girl- named Holland). HA! Don’t tell Nate! But I really have come to terms with not having a baby RIGHT NOW. It is no longer the only thing I think about and has taught me a lot about timing and what the Lord really had in store for both Nate and I. Nate use to always say, “Maybe our son is waiting because he needs to go on a mission at a certain time because there are certain people that need to hear the message from him, or maybe our son is going to be a track star and needs to be a year younger than the all star that runs ahead of him…” This really didn’t ever help, but I appreciated the gesture and it made me think about possible things that needed to happen before we were blessed with a baby. I don’t know it all, and I don’t know what will happen tomorrow or in a year or two, but I do know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and listens to my prayers and even though for a long time those prayers only consisted of having a baby, he has blessed Nate and I with a roof over our heads, each other, great jobs, insurance, money to pay tithing, and two fabulous families who love and care for us and who would do anything for us. Those are my thoughts for today, but I just wanted to share that I am happy and in a good place. Peace and Love.

Nǐ Hǎo

So here I (Nate) find myself in China. I'm going to come right out and say it is chaotic. There is so many people everywhere here going every which way. Every time you get into a taxi you know that your life is about to end. They are crazy drivers and every 100 yards they are swerving so they don't hit people riding their "dump truck bikes" that is the only way to name what these bikes are like. There will be a little 16 year old girl riding a bike with 1 ton of stuff all packed around her. It looks like a little ant carrying a one inch piece of food. And then your driver is swerving all over the road as to not hit her. I guarantee I will come home from this trip with arthritis for clinching the door so hard during these taxi rides. It has a weird smell that we just can't seem to get away from as well? I don't know if the whole country is like this or just Guangzhou (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhou if you care to read about where I am).

There are skyscrapers every way you look for as long as you can drive. You can drive and see all the skyscrapers in Utah in about 4 minutes. I have driven for about an hour in every direction and I'm yet to see the end of them. There are so many old and nasty buildings. The pollution is unreal. More people smoke here then you can imagine. They just like to light up the ole Marlboros and puff it up. I was going to post these pictures on our blog but I am being censored. China won't allow people to post on blogs or read blogs here. If they think they can put a muzzle on me they are crazy. I will be emailing Linley pictures and my posts and have her put them up. Here are a couple pictures of our hotel room and pictures from outside of our room.

Things are going well. The fair is like nothing you have ever seen. The complex is 3.3 million sq. ft. and has different manufacturers about every ten sq. ft. You name a product and it is here. We are finding products for our construction company and we have already found some great deals on a couple different products. We went and looked at the consumer electronics and thought about brining in the new LED TV's (they are twice as bright as LCD's and use half the energy and are less than one inch think). We would bring them over until we heard that the minimum purchase order was 1,000. I don't think dropping $1.6 million on 55" TVs would be the best route at this point. I will try to take some pictures of the fair and send them along tomorrow. We have some other ideas up our sleeves to start a TV business. If you would like to put in your thoughts on a name/logo that would be welcomed.

China is a great place but I wouldn't suggest the 25 hour flight to come and check it out. The smog here is unbearable and I have never missed American food like I do right now. Even when I was in Chile they at least would eat things that I had heard of (most of the time) but you go to any place here and you have no chance of eating anything from home. Last night we drove for about an hour after I Googled mexican food to try and find a place to eat. When we got there Paul ordered some Nachos and a Burrito. They served Italian food in the same place and there was no way I was going to order Mexican food after seeing the menu so I went the safe route and ordered a cheese pizza. It didn't taste good by any means but at least it didn't taste like everything else I have seen here. Paul's nachos and burrito didn't look too bad but they basically just took the lasagna sauce and put it on his nachos and stuffed his burrito with lasagna sauce. He wasn't in love with his meal either but at least it wasn't seaweed porridge with fish on top (a breakfast menu item). Good thing I went to Costco and bought 96 Oat and Honey bars and 8 pounds of peanuts before I left. This is our lifeblood and the only guaranteed meal that we get per day.

We are working hard and living it up. China isn't anything that I expected. I thought I was coming home with all sorts of neat gadgets, clothes, and shoes. I have kept my eyes pealed but I'll admit that outside of the fair I haven't seen one item that I wanted. Not even for 10 yen (which is about $1.45). I also would like to let all of you that are stressed that the end of the world is near to sit back and take a deep breath. Keep repenting and preparing yourself but just also be aware that there is a lot of missionary work that still has to be done. I'm calm as a summer's morning now knowing that we have at least a few years left before the end comes.
Our typical day starts at about 5:30 a.m. because we can't sleep past that and it goes until about 8:00 p.m. because we are both so dang tired when we get home and the only channel that we have on TV is CNN global which is the lamest channel I've ever watched so there is nothing else to do once we get home but to read our Book of Mormons and call it a day at about 8:15 p.m. We keep turning on the TV and hoping that things will get better and they will have added another channel. We go through all 35 channels and still only get one that doesn't sound like this, jing dong wo so ni chanza neorsha jing hong long kong. Our Chinese for Dummies books was the biggest waste of $25. It hasn't helped us one time and you should see us trying to communicate here. It is so dang funny.

The moral of the story is we are working hard, laughing hysterically because this place is so bizarre, not eating good at all, our feet hurt because we are standing all day long at the fair, we both get headaches by about 10 a.m. because it takes so much concentration to communicate with EVERYONE, the fair is awesome and the future of America is buying all products from China, we have a plenty of time and a lot of work to do before the Second Coming, China needs to be put in one big washer to clean everything off, then China needs to be put in a huge dryer with a couple Bounce sheets so that the smell can freshen up a little bit, the taxi rides are like living in a real life action film, the people here are so nice and kind, we can't speak a lick of their language and we have no ESPN during the middle of the College Football season. We miss American soil. If you don't think I have an American Flag hanging above my bed right now you are crazy. Most of all we miss and love our families. I'll try to get a few more pictures of the fair and the country. Here are a couple of pictures from our hotel room. Love you all. Peace.

Pictures are down below!

Nǐ Hǎo Pictures



Thursday, October 1, 2009

Password Change

Dearest Nate,

Now you cannot change/replace my words, posts, or pictures!
Goodluck trying to figure this password out!
HAHAHAHAHA...I love you!

Sincerely,
Your loving and irritated wife :)

PS. For those of you trying to figure out what the heck is going on...Nate frequently adds and or omits things that I have so dutifully written. So now he can't :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Have I seriously been married for two years? Weird!! We had a great weekend celebrating our two year anniversary up in Park City. We stayed at this great new hotel and loved just being away from everything and being with each other. Now that Nate and I have really entered into the business world, we really don't get much down time. (Am I personally in the business world, probably not, but am I going to call it that? You betcha! So this weekend we had lots of cuddling and hanging out time...which I miss. I swear we saw each other way more when we were dating...oops! I love my husband, I love the fact that he makes me laugh constantly, I love that he writes me notes and leaves them in my car before work that begin with "hey pretty lady", I love that he sleeps again, I love that he loves his GEO (teal on black), I love that he loves me "dearly", I love that he works so hard, I love that he is really such a great person, I love that he LOVES the Book of Mormon, I love how he reads it every night before he goes to bed without fail, I love that out of any restaurant in the whole world- he chooses Dimitri's pizza ($5.99) every time, I love that he is a great brother and drives to Cedar City for a two hour game and drives back, I love that he'll "drop it like it's hot" for our anniversary, I love that he is a worthy Priesthood holder, I love how he thinks Dancing with the Stars is porn and shouldn't be watched, I love that he loves my cooking and mmm's and ahhh's like Bob on What About Bob every meal, I love that he thinks about others constantly, I love the fact that he thinks he has the greatest style on earth, I love the fact that he keeps anything of value on our bookshelf and refuses to move it (Allen Edmon's), I love the fact that when I started teaching he bought me a ruler, hand sanitizer and an apple, I love that he tries to set a budget with me every month :), I love that he wants to build a home and that he thinks we can do it in the next two years (ha), I love that he finally really wants a baby like me, I love that he prays and fasts for our little family always, I love him always and forever, I love my husband! Happy Two Year Anniversary! WOW. I wonder what I won't love 10 years from now :) HA HA HA. Just kidding!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Book 3


OK, maybe I am just easy to please, but I am loving every book I read!! I LOVE LOVE this book. So cute and you walk away smiling!! Carpe Diem...Go get it and read it ASAP!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Book 2


I have mixed feelings about this one. Did I love the story? Absolutely!! Did I love the inappropriate sexual comments and language? No!! You decide. But now I find myself really wanting to see the movie to see how different/alike it is from the book. Let's just say...I hope the movie is a little tamer than the book!! Please don't judge me!! HA.

Book 1


Love this book!! You should all read it!! Can't wait to start the sequel. It is a story of a girl and her trials, heart aches, and successes in the Arizona Territories...historical fiction. You will fall in love with her character because of the things she has to deal with and how she conquers each. I love Sarah Prine!! She is feisty, quick witted, and strong in every sense of the word!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Update

My husband has officially graduated with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Marriott School of Management! Nate didn't end up walking because he thought the $60 for the cap and gown was a little steep, but went to the ceremony to hear the words of wisdom from the commencement speaker. Then we celebrated at a little pizza place right around the corner from our house with all his family. Thank you everyone for coming and thank you Terry and JeNee for the pizza!! Hopefully I'll be able to get a few pictures from JeNee to put on the blog....I'll keep you posted.

And as for me, I have decided to become a reader...the type of reader that always has a book she is working on! So if you have any great reads, let me know!! So far I have The Time Travelers Wife, Sarah's Quilt (Sequel to These Is My Words), The Memory Keeper's Daughter, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I'll let ya know how they all are! Work couldn't be better and life is great!

Peace and Love.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

News

So I got back from San Diego and started my new job at Huntsman Gay Global Capital on Wednesday!! I couldn't be happier and I am so grateful to my cousin Tanner for the heads up. So far I have only worked three days, but it is a busy environment where things are always happening, which I love. I am an administrative assistant and have lots of different responsibilities. I'll keep you updated. Thank you Tanner!!

Nate is working again and has actually started a new company and couldn't be happier, which makes me happy because he is doing what he loves...wheeling and dealing!

Life is great and Nate and I are so grateful for all our many blessings. Sometimes life gets rough, but even in the middle of it all we were able to see how many times the Lord blessed our lives with safety and security in all aspects!

San Diego

I always hate leaving. It is definitely the best two weeks of the whole year. Playing games, the best food you'll ever eat, the beach, cousins, family, go-cart racing, the pool, etc...I have the best family in the entire world and I can't wait to see them all again. Thanks Mom and Dad!!

K1 Speed- I got first place out of all these people!! YEAH!!

At Boomers playing games!

Miniature Golf- Sweet shot!
The boys.
Brothers.
Elsie in her tutu I made. I made all the girlies fun tutus for the photo shoot.
Such big kids now...sad!

Kids will be kids! HAHA.
Elsie Girl
She wanted to eat the toole.
I die for this picture!
I wish I was closer to these kiddos. I miss them everyday!!
Savannah, Emily, Elsie, Andrew and Eva.

Toe Heads!!

Love this one tutu!

The girlies. Eva wouldn't call her anything but Abana Belle.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Life isn't a kick....

You can either endure the storms of life or you can learn to dance in the rain....ha. This is my new motto over the last two weeks and I'm like a little latin dancer just dancing in the rain. Life is good.

Love Nate

Monday, June 8, 2009

Life is a Kick

I am sorry our blog has taken a terrible turn for the worst since Nate has been posting his "resting #1 and #2" blogs. But in reality his posts could be numbered from 1 to 100 because he has been doing A LOT of resting!!! So be grateful he has just done two. Here's an update over the past month:
1. I work a lot
2. Nate tries to sleep a lot and has "the worst nights sleep"...every night
3. No babies
4. NBA playoffs and now finals
5. Nate interviews for a job that he didn't know he applied for. Went to the interview without knowing exactly what the job was for. Asked lots of questions like,"now what responsibilities will this job entail" so he can figure out what the crap he is there for.
6. I go to work
7. Nate goes to the doctor and gets new sleeping prescriptions
8. Nate's new sleeping prescriptions doesn't help him sleep, but rather makes him hallucinate.
9. I change poopy diapers and get thrown up on.
10. I went to Texas to visit my sister and her new peanut. It was the best because my Mom was out there at the same time and had a fun girls weekend.
11. Nate got sick while I was gone...threw up and lost about 10 pounds.
12. I gained 10 pounds....crap!
13. Nate got a sinus infection
14. I played Mommy to my 25 year old husband
15. I went to work, tried to get more work.
16. Nate interviewed with a few other people so we can pay our bills.
17. Life is kind of at a cross road for me and my hubby, so we'll let you know. We both know that life is going to change and we are just trying to prepare for it! But at the end of everything I know that I love my hubby more today than I ever have! Life is great and we both know how blessed we are to have a "kind of" job and a roof over our heads.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Resting time post #2.

Well it has been about a decade since I posted my resting time post number one. Here we are still not sleeping. My symptoms are getting better (slowly but surely). I have slept about a total of 30 hours in the last 2 months. I go to bed about 1 a.m. and get out about 3 a.m. It is a dream come true. I'll be the first to admit that it is a tender mercy that the NBA playoffs have been going on since the accident. I have proly missed 3 games. Nothing but the best. If Kobe wins the Finals though it may throw me into a deep deep depression and there may be no way of getting me out. I will admit that the last couple months I have fallen in love with classical music. I can sit and listen to Mozart for hours. I'm entertaining the idea of going and renting a clarinet and playing that again. Rest in peace Mr. Martin and Mr. Brikey my sixth and seventh grade clarinet teachers. I will be attending the Utah Symphonies over the next few months. I'm thinking about a season pass...Click on the below picture to see it in a bigger size.




Quinn you still look like Prince Harry. If you don't know Quinn Gooch then click here....
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MItA2Vm_C80/ShsdkYntqII/AAAAAAAAAtE/lOLFG9rZRcg/s1600-h/DSC_0039.JPG
I'm thinking we can make a little money on the side. We should take a few pics of you and your kids and sell them to the tabloids with the headline that says, "Who are Prince Harry's illegitimate children?" or a picture of you and Dani that says, "Who is Prince Harry's mystery woman??". Bag all this school and work stuff. Lets keep swinging for the fences.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Resting time post #1..."

For those of you that don't know my fat trash was in a car accident about a month ago. I don't remember any of the accident but apparently someone ran a red light (us) or the ten passenger van that hit us in Dallas. My uncle John was driving and I was in the passenger seat of this car and was lucky that we weren't two feet farther into the intersection or it would have been what the Chileans call muerte (death) for me.

We are extremely grateful that the injuries weren't worse. I had my fourth terrible concussion (thanks BYU football and Cason Adams for punching me in the stomach in 8th grade which knocked the wind out of me and I stood up and didn't get enough oxygen to my head and fell to the asphalt like a tree). I started to get a little better after about a week but then the last couple weeks have been getting worse, I get really sharp pains in my head, my hands are tingling and I can't concentrate very well, and I sleep like a little owl at night (that means I don't sleep for those of you who don't watch Jack Hanna). I saw the neurologist yesterday and he says my symptoms are all "textbook and that it could take from 6-12 months to be back to normal, just try and rest". They are going to run a few more tests this week to see if there is any permanent damage. So today is day one of "resting". I pulled a twin mattress in front of the TV and I'm going crazy. This post won't last long because I get pretty dizzy trying to look at the computer but thought that I could at least throw a post or two up here over the next "6-12 months". The only thing that I can read is my scriptures for about 10 minutes a day and then I'm tapped out. Luckily I can watch the History/Discovery Channel and learn about the wonders of our little earth. I'm happy to take visitors (even every single one of my friends that forgot my birthday, Weave is the only one that came up big and remembered). I sent out a mass text to all my chubby friends on April 11 at 12:00 and 4 seconds a.m. that said the following, "A Happy Birthday text wouldn't have hurt anyone." I was so happy that they forgot so that I could send that text. I had it saved in my outbox by like 10:45. They all concurred that they are the worst group of friends in American History considering I never forget thiers. I'm going to get a few books on tape to help pass the time over here so any recommendations would be wonderful. Get ready for my post #2 of "resting time" tomorrow about the Utah Jazz.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Heaven on Earth

This past weekend, my parents flew me and Nate home to celebrate our birthdays. It was a perfect weekend. Birthday dinner, the beach, shopping, Rascal Flatts and I loved every second of it. I am so lucky to have parents that are always thinking of fun things to do and ways to celebrate. Thank you Mom and Dad! I LOVE YOU! See you next month. HAHA. Here are a few pictures of the weekend? How can anyone not want to end up here? I really don't understand. Is there anything more beautiful? I would say NO! It's my perfect place!

Nate's goal in life.

THE WEDGE at Newport Beach.
Body boarder about to be crushed in 2 seconds!

Livin' it up.

Skin boarders waiting for their turn.

Sun was a little bright!
PS. Yes, I took all these pictures! I am quite proud of myself. I have an awesome camera and editing is the funnest part! Woo Hoo!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!





Yesterday was a great day...simple, but great! Walk with my mom in the morning, lunch with my parents and best friend (Nate), Costco trip, 24 review, and dinner with family and friends! My mom made stuffed salmon, garlic mash, salad, bread, and grilled veggies. And for dessert...banana cream pie! YUMMY! I am a person who LOVES food, if you can't tell, so I had to include the menu for the evening. Then Kati and Mack came over to visit! I miss those girls and love them!! Happy 23rd, ah....TO ME!!! Notice how in the last blowing out the candles pic...my mom and Nate are both helping me blow out my candles because I couldn't quite get them all out. And we all know what I was wishing for. That is why my face has a happy/sad, "oh crap my dream isn't going to come true" kind of look. Thanks for all the phone calls and texts. Love you all!

Farewell


Nate says good bye to BYU Football. Bitter-sweet, but a great night!


All the seniors were given a framed jersey, helmet and warrior stick!
Brett, Max, Nate, and Dennis! Go Cougars!