Tuesday, June 21, 2011

just because you're on a diet, doesn't mean you can't look at the menu!

i'm back from California!! and i had so much fun... it was amazing to be able to spend time with my whole family, well minus nichole and jordan who weren't there. but that's ok cause they just closed on their first official house!! how exciting right?

so i will take you through our week at laguna/dana point : ) ummm.... a 6 1/2 hour drive up (which meant a TON of reading), food, beach (all the time!), food, parcheesi, reading, pool (an hour after we ate of course lol), more food, movies, reading on the beach, hot guys (a wise friend once told me that just because you're on a diet, doesn't mean you can't look at the menu... like i said, very wise!... is it bad to say yumm about the surfers?), tanning, more food, reading and then another 6 1/2 hour drive back to arizona and the HEAT : P it was absolutely beautiful in california... the weather was so perfect 75 and sunny most of the day, 106 in AZ is not my friend. so from my wonderful descriptive vacation summary you can guess that we basically revolved everything we did around our eating arrangements (it's a fat people thing LOL)... we eat a LOT! i started and finished 3 books during this trip. never really knew i liked reading that much... i mean i've always liked to read, but three 300ish page books in 1 week... that's pretty much crazy right?? anyways so this trip has given me the world's worst tan! from my previous sunburn to a tan/burn on top of what was already trying to heal i have peeled so badly on my shoulders that i look like a white dalmatian with even whiter patchy spots. : D all i can do is laugh it off... and so, i say... HAHAHAHAHA!!

so i talked to a bestie named erin noray (yes i'm including your middle name because it's beautiful, not hideous) henderson, and basically everyone should follow her blog. she is apparently a very talented and funny writer... who knew she had these talents ; ) just joking...love you erin! and she is the brightest ray of sunshine mot will ever meet <3 anyways, we definitely talked for 2 hours 1minute and 15 seconds (according to her calculations) last night/this morning, and that didn't even come close to breaking the record. somewhere in the 4 hour range!

jumping from topic to topic is a lot easier than trying to make it flow, soooo next: work is still just absolutely wonderful. i love Malia and love taking her places and playing baby dolls with her (all 12 of which are named Emma... so cute). when she laughs it is just the cutest thing in the world! ah i love that little angel!! <3 <3 <3 <3

now ashley is at EFY for the week and i am already going crazy here without her! however me and my mom just had an awesome talk! i love her a lot a lot and love talking to her, she is amazing. random thought : ) well it's bedtime!

oh! 175 days...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

so glad i waited this long to post something!

yes, i do realize that the title of this post is extremely long : ) but... i have good reason. soooo i hadn't gotten a very good letter from daniel in oh i don't know 3 weeks and THEN i get one that's a page long. so i was super bummed for all that while, and if i would've posted something it would have been long and boring and maybe even slightly on the negative side. and so i am glad to say that my tendency  to procrastinate has finally paid off!! yay for me : )

hmmm... since my last post a lot more has happened! i have been crazy busy and actually loving life <3 my best friend in the entire world, kimmie, finally moved back to queen creek! she moved to mesa our senior year of high school. we barely got to see each other and i missed her terribly, but now she's back and we are (once again) partners in crime! heck yess : ) in fact, saturday we went to the lake with a bunch of people and had a ton of fun, maybe even too much fun?? i got sunburned, and thought i got it bad... until i saw kimmie's back/shoulders! holy red like a tomato! so no more complaining for me (plus mine already turned into a tan so hah)!

next, my application to BYU is almost complete! i only have to complete the ecclesiastical endorsements (big word!) basically meet with my bishop and then a member of the stake presidency to meet with me and make sure i will live by the honor code : ) silly cause there is nothing that i'll have to change, im livin worthy lol so i have a meeting tomorrow with my bishop after work... which brings me to (drummmm rollllll please)......

I GOT A JOB!!!!!! okay so yes i was already doing respite care with my brother shane, and now i am doing respite work with a little girl. her name is Malia and she is an absolute angel on this earth! seriously i don't think i could love work any more than i do, it is completely and absolutely perfect for me! so she is 6 years old and has autism and ADHD. i have been working with her now for a couple of weeks and let me tell you she took to me within the first like 10 minutes! i am already like part of the family. there are 3 girls and 1 boy : ) i love Love LOVE my job, and that is something i would never say, but i honestly do!

so what else has been going on? mmmm not much, its summer and other than work i am just relaxing! its amazing : D OH i almost forgot... my family and i are going to california next week!! so more to come soon! : ) lots of love! oh and 161 days today <3