Sunday, November 13, 2011


Um..its been awhile..please forgive me. I got this blog so I would have things to share but I have realized I a) don't have a life and therefore have nothing to blog about and b) I don't always have my camera with me. Sooo..this update will be a little of Halloween, some random photos and my dad's 50th birthday. Up until Halloween, not much happened!

At my dental office, I asked people weeks before Halloween if anyone wanted to dress up. It was only me and our hygienist that wanted to, so we came up with the idea to be toothfairies! We made our costumes and they turned out super cute. All the patients loved our costumes!

So my dad turned 50 and we had a family party to celebrate. My dad decorated the house with funny sayings about turning 50 and made some delicious soups. It was a good time!

Let me tell you a little bit of everything else..I got a calling in my singles ward. I am the co-chairman for the FHE committee. So far, its going fine, but I'm sure I'll stress out when we have to start planning everything! The previous co-chairs planned the rest of the year, so I'll be planning the activites starting the beginning of the year. I also had to speak in sacrament a few weeks ago...glad its over! I don't love speaking in public at all so I was not thrilled about it!

The weather down here is to die for!! I went to Utah a couple of weeks ago and came back to Arizona with a huge smile on my face :) I don't miss the Utah weather AT ALL! It's November and its still in the 70's..couldn't be happier about that! I'm also looking forward to not having to scrape snow of my car this winter... :)

Here are some photos, in no particular order....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Front Yard

Well here is a long overdue picture of our new front yard. It's been done for awhile now, but I've been a slacker on blogging. Looks much better huh?! We are working on our backyard and pool so when that is done, I'll have another pic! Besides new things at the house, not much else is new really. I'm still working at a dental office, the younger sibs are back in school, Bre and Colby have moved down here and we're loving the warm weather! I seriously love it! Of course I don't love getting swoob just from walking to my car but I'd take this weather over cold weather anyday :)

Look a few posts back and you'll see the before picture...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Quick Little Tribute to My Sister :)

This is not a special occasion post, I just wanted to tell my sissy how much I love her. This last weekend, I went to Utah to help her move some of her stuff to Arizona because her and her hubby are moving down to the best state ever!! Well driving with her for 12 hours and having a minor fender bender, I realized how much I love her. She is great. And for those of you who don't know, she is pregnant with her first child. She is going to be a great mother and I'm so excited to be an aunt! I really look up to her..literally and figuratively. She's a great example to me and I'm proud to be her big sister. I love you Bre!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I got a job!!

OK so up to now, my life has been kinda boring so I haven't had a lot to blog about. BUT....I now have a new job! With moving to Arizona a month ago, it's been hard seeing my money dwindle away, but I can now say I'm employed again! I'm so excited! I really like my new dental office where I'll be working, but it makes me miss my old office at the same time. So to all my peeps at Dry Creek Pediatric Dentistry: I miss you!! Kinda funny, one of the dentists at my new office said his father-in-law is the Bishop in my singles ward! Small wordl!! And in other news, we are finally moving into our new home this weekend :) My family was cleaning the house today, but I wasn't a part of it because I was at my working interview and last I heard is we're moving in on Friday! Woohoo! It'll be so nice to have "our" own place again. Here is a picture of our new house since that's the only picture I have right now to post!

Here it is: (fyi...the big tree in front is covering up some windows and the front door, but that'll be coming down as we are re-doing our whole yard-just to give you an idea of the house)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day Dad

I just wanted to post about my dad since it is Father's Day tomorrow. I think I have the greatest dad in the world! Of course, I'm biased ;) He is one of the most caring, generous, loving people I know and I feel very lucky to be his daughter. Thanks Dad for all you've done for me. I love you very much!

P.S. Don't mind the evil face in the background ;)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oh, Walmart

I know Walmart has the reputation that is does, but I do like Walmart and everything they have. I usually have some type of experience when I go there and ususally that is the people you see there; well tonight was no different. My mom, sisters and I went to get a Redbox and ended up looking at clothes too. As we were standing in line, which was the 20 items or less line, we noticed a few things..first, there was a "People" magazine in Spanish! I've never seen that one before. Of course we are closer to the border here in AZ ;) Also, there were a few Lay's Chips bags in Spanish. And remember how I said we were in the 20 items or less line? Well, the line next to us was the same, but there was a lady in that line that had probably 50 items...they're the "speedy" checkouts for a reason! And to top it off, the lady just in front of us grabbed her husband's cheek (not the one next to his nose) and gave it a big squeeze as she planted a wet one on his lips. My sisters who are 12 and that couples' son were all watching..only at Walmart ;)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Livin the high life in AZ!

Well I've almost been in Arizona a week..that is so crazy! So far everything is going great. I love the weather here, very different from where I came from! I've heard from several people in Utah that its been raining almost non stop for quite a while. I don't miss that one bit ;) Its pretty hot here, but I'm not going to complain. I've been laying out by the pool almost everyday and I've got a nice tan goin on! I got an early birthday present today..I got my windows tinted!! Wahoo! I never had them tinted in Utah probably because it never gets that hot there, but ever since moving to Arizona, my mom has been wanting to get my windows tinted. I love it so far and I'm sure I'll love it even more when it gets to triple digits!
In other news, I'm pretty sure I'll start working soon :) It looks like I'll be doing esthetician work which is fabulous since that's what I went to school for and it's something I really enjoy doing. I'm going to be getting trained on how to use this new equipment, so I'll head to Florida for that in a few weeks! And some really important news...we've found a house! WOO! It's been a long 5 months searching for homes that everyone in the family will like, but we've found a beautiful house in Chandler that is big enough for our family and is a good neighborhood. We're all excited about moving in which will be the beginning of July. We're looking forward to putting in our own pool and designing our backyard. This yard has a little patch of grass and rocks throughout the rest of it, so not very attractive, but it'll look good when we finish it!
I think that's all for now. I'll update more as more things happen and hopefully I'll have some pictures soon!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been a slacker; life has been a little crazy. Between selling our house, going to Honduras and packing our house up in a few weeks, blogging has been put on the back burner. But...I have pictures of my newest humanitarian trip. I had the best time in Honduras. I always have a good time, but for some reason, this trip was just awesome. It might have something to do with the awesome, beautiful resort we went to in Roatan (an island off the northern coast of Honduras) :), but all the friendships I made too! Enjoy the pics!

My two favorite translators...Elder Barrera & David

My cheat sheet!!

This picture and the one of the little boy and girl are the at an orphange we went to

Construction of the Temple in Tegucigalpa

Our resort in Roatan

The Carribean!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lady Gaga!!

Going to Lady Gaga was quite the experience! We saw some VERY interesting people there. It was kinda fun seeing all the costumes. People are creative! She put on a really good show and was very good live. She has quite the mouth on her, but she's a great singer. Enjoy the pics!

Lady Gaga Pics

Gaga t-shirts
My awesome shirt! I'm not a huge Gaga fan, but I loved this shirt because of the glitter!
Us with our tickets! Not sure why you can't see mine!
This is as she was opening the show. It showed a silhouette of her on the screen in front of her on stage
This is a picture of the screen, so it's not the best quality, but I wanted to show off her yellow hair!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Alex Band

Over the weekend I went to the Utah Flash game and after the game was a little concert. The singer was Alex Band. (His last name is Band, its not a band called that!) He used to be the lead singer for the band The Calling. I'm sure you've heard of some of their songs.."Wherever you will go" "Anything" "Adrienne." It was a fun night and the Flash won so it was even better!
So this is what Alex Band used to look like:

And this is what he looks like now:

Yea, we didn't recognize him either! He is a great singer though, very talented.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


The other night I went to the BYU vs. Colorado State basketball game. This season of BYU basketball has been defined by one word..Jimmer. There's been so much hype and hoopla and I finally understood all that on Wednesday night. The energy at the Marriott Center was pretty incredible. Jimmer Fredette..the guy is good. I think he finished with 36 points. One of the signs I saw says it all..."Jimmer's off night=your career high." It was fun being there despite the dumb high school boys from Colorado that were in our seats, but I'm not complaining. I think my favorite part of the whole night was seeing all the signs people held up! Seriously, people are clever:
"Welcome to Jimmerica"
"Is this real life?"
"Jimmer, will you go to Prom with me?"
"Jimmer Freddette University"
As we were driving down University Parkway after the game, my brother and his friend decided to be crazy high school boys and scream with the windows down. This was my favorite saying all night..."Jimmer's in my trunk!" It was a great way to end the night! As my brother said, "This ain't church ball." Keep up the good work Jimmer, I mean BYU!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentine's Day & other things

Valentines Day this year was fun! I went to dinner with a good friend of mine. It was great to chat with her and catch up on lots of things. We went to a restaurant at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon called the Porcupine Grill. It was great food. My favorite part of the meal was the desert which was a chocolate porcupine. As I was explaining to my dad and brother that is was a porcupine made of chocolate shell, my brother said, "Well, duh." I thought I was doing great at explaining it, but apparently someone is too smart for his britches! Here is a picture of our cute desert:

After dinner as we were walking out, I see my friend taking a picture of some guys. When I turned around, it was about 8 or 9 guys sitting at the bar by themselves on Valentines Day. Pretty ironic! Here is that picture:

On Tuesday it was Young Womens combined with the young men and we went ice skating! I was pretty nervous to go because I'd never been before and I didn't want to look like a fool in front of all the young women. I ended up having a great time and didn't fall once! It was Ally & Emmy's first activity in Young Womens and they loved it! I was pretty proud of myself for trying something new and being somewhat good at it!

At work on Thursday I got a call from one of our patients. It was a patient that was scheduled that afternoon and the mom called about 15 min before her daughter's appointment. She said "This is so & so and we've just been in a car accident so we won't be able to make it to our appointment." In the background I can hear the sirens and so I know the accident just happened and that they were on their way to our office. I'm talking to the mom asking her if she wanted to reschedule right then or call me back and she said lets do it now so telling her when the next was to get her back, she doesn't answer and all of a sudden I hear the cop asking if everyone is ok! I just sat on the phone because I didn't want to be rude by hanging up, so when she got back on, I told her just to call me later! I felt so bad that they got in a car accident on the way to dental appointment. I've never been on the phone with someone who had just gotten in a car accident with the cop right there! It was a little interesting :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Best Score Ever!

I went bowling over the weekend with my brother and sisters and I bowled my best game ever! I rarely bowl over 100 (sad, huh) so when I bowled a 144, I was stoked!! Yes, I bowled a 144!! I was pretty proud of myself :) Here is a picture to prove it... (the picture isn't the best, but if you look close, you can see the score!)

Today at church, the Young Women were combined with the Relief Society for Fast Sunday. As I was walking in, the Stake Relief Society President introduced me another sister. Her name was Sister Doxey. Who is that you ask? Well, it just so happens, she is on the General Relief Society Board. I was a bit mesmerized when I found how who she was. I've never met someone that has a high calling in the church so I was kind of excited to meet her! She was very nice and thoughtful. She bore her testimony at the end of the lesson and I knew she was a woman called of God. It was a great spiritual experience for me. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet her and chat with her a bit.