Thursday, May 29, 2008


Ok--So I am totally stealing this from Emily's blog but after watching the clip and balling I wanted to share it with all my friends. Such a cute and touching video. (watch video first!)

Dont worry if after the video I spent like 30 minutes looking at the blog too.

Working with kids in Early Intervention at Kids On The Move in Orem this semester for my internship makes this hit even closer to home. One of the kids we were seeing last week is not doing well and his family is having to decide when to take him off life support. Every day is such a gift--makes me even more grateful for healthy babies and hopeful that mine, when I get to have them, are healthy too!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Just wanted to post a quick comment to express my disappointment to my fellow GG fans! I am pretty mad at Dan Humphrey right now, and Lily too. That is all I have to say.

Friday, May 16, 2008

A night with Stephanie--& SLTA

Tonight, I had the opportunity to be part of the elite crowd of 1,000 of Stephanie Meyer's biggest fans. My friend Tabitha had an extra ticket and invited me along to the book signing for Stephanie Meyer's new book The Host . So Taby and I have read the books in the Twilight series, and enjoyed them even, but have not really thought twice about them since we finished the last page. We are not obsessed with the characters to the extent we witnessed tonight at Thanksgiving Point's Show Barn. It was an incredible sight to see, and the perfect place for a "people watcher" like me.

When we arrived and passed a girl on the way in with a shirt that exclaimed "I LOVE STEPHANIE MEYER". We both thought "wow!" to ourselves and assumed she would be the extreme, but we were obviously not prepared for what we were about to see.

We walked in, one hour early, hoping to get Taby's books signed and be on our way but their were only about a dozen seats left in back. There were 1,000 people there. Many comfy in their seats reading the newest book because they just could not wait one minute longer until they got home. According to the usher, the first fans arrived at 7:00 AM!! are you kidding me people!

Then we scooted through rows of people eating nachos and hot dogs from the STEPHANIE MEYER CONCESSIONS STAND (don't worry if the sold concessions at a BOOK signing and a 5 minute discussion with personalized signs later to be retrieved by two little girls to bring home for souviners). Once we recovered from the initial shock, we noticed all of the incredible shirts that people had specially made or ordered to wear to this special event! I took a picture of the ones we particularly liked, only a select few made the blog post. Don't worry, no feelings were hurt--They were so proud of their attire that they gladly posed, completely oblivious to the mocking.

Then it got quiet and everyone screamed, stood, and started chanting "Ste-fan-ee!, Ste-fan-ee!" Hilarious! Stephanie Meyer then came to the stage and began to answer all the pre-written questions for the discussion portion of the night. The questions were the best. People think the characters in her book are real and wanted to know about their personalities, and why they were mean/nice/crazy. We were expecting Stephanie to say "They aren't real, I made them up" but she didn't. She answered each of the absurd questions as if the characters were real. It was a good laugh. After the questionss, the rows could come up and get books signed one at a time. Because we were in the back row we opted out of the 2 hour wait and decided to call it a night. But not before we came across a group with yellow sashes on who called themselves SLTA (Salt Lake Twilight Anonymous) as if it were a support group to deal with an addiction--perhaps it supports their addiction. They all had glitter "soul names" from the new book that they have made up about themselves. Can we say psy-cho! When we got the the car, the car parked right next to us had a TWLIGHT license plate! It was the perfect cherry on top for the fun evening. Thanks Taby-- I had so much fun!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to wish the mother's in my life a happy day! We are so lucky to have you in our lives and can't thank you enough for all you do for us! We hope you know you are loved and celebrated today and everyday!

My mom is not just a mom but a best friend. She provides me unconditional love and support continually. She is a wonderful example of charity, service, dedication, loyalty, integrity, faith, and testimony. In addition to my own wonderful mother, there are many other moms that I have learned from. My sisters for example are two super moms who I hope to someday emulate. They are both awesome and I truly love their children as if they were my own! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!

p.s. I noticed in my quest for pictures for this post that I did not have a very large selection, especially of our moms with us! So Mom and Debra be warned--my new mission is to take more pictures of you two! :)

Yay for Beck!

Beck ran her 1/2 marathon today!
Just wanted to give her props and tell her how proud of her I am.
She was so dedicated in her training. I dont think I could do it, esp. pregnant.
While I would like to have done a marathon--I dont want to train for it--haha :)
maybe next year beck! Yay for being done!

p.s. thanks from emailing pictures of beck brooke!