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Sunday, September 27, 2009


This weekend has been a very humbling weekend for me. I have learned a quick and harsh lesson, that I should have learned a long time ago. I will be the first person to admit that I am quick to 'judge' (for a lack of better word) people that I don't know well, or people that I don't even know at all. This is going to be something that I will be working on, on a day to day basis. None of us know what others are going through, what trials they may be facing, or what obstacles they may have, that have put them in the spot that they are in. This has been brought to my attention on many different occasions this last weekend. I'm greatful for this lesson, and for our fast and testimony meeting today, and for Conference weekend coming up! I love conference time and can't wait! I hope we can all think twice before we jump to conclusions about others. And look at them through the eyes of Christ.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Alive and Well.......

So damn easy to say that life’s so hard
Everybody’s got their share of battle scars
As for me I’d like to think my lucky stars that
I’m alive, and well

It’d be easy to add up all the pain
And all the dreams you set and watch go up in flames
Dwell on the wreckage as it smolders in the rain
But not me, I’m alive

And today you know that’s good enough for me
Breathing in and out is a blessing can’t you see
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
And I’m alive, and well
I’m alive, and well

Stars are dancin’ on the water here tonight
It’s good for the soul, and there’s not a sole in sight
But this motors caught it wind and brought me back to life
Now I’m alive, and well

And today you know that’s good enough for me
Breathing in and out is a blessing can’t you see
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
Now I’m alive, and well
Yeah I’m alive, and well

Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews - I'm Alive

If you haven't heard this song yet check it out by clicking on the link above. I'm not a huge fan of Kenny Chesney or even Dave Matthews, but I love this song. It's so true. We all have so many things in life that can hinder us. I can personally attest to this. Day to day there are things that can bring us down, cause stress or worry and deter us from seeing how lucky we really are. Aside from all these distractions, I am so grateful to be alive and well! I am so grateful for my life and my health and ALL those around me who complete my life. I am a healthy, strong young women who has so much life to live! I am so blessed to have such great friends, and siblings that love me no matter what. I love you all! I'm blessed and greatful to have a job in these times that I know so many people do not have the same security of having. All these blessings that I take for granted are solely provided by the Lord. I am so grateful for all that he has provided me with and continues to provide for me everyday.
He is the reason........

Thursday, September 24, 2009

the fair

The Utah State Fair!!

Molly Sadie At the State Fair Rodeo

Shannelle and I at the State Fair Rodeo

Me and Molly
Parker joined us later in TRUE State Fair Style.....He fit right in!!

AND ......Last But certainly NOT least......The BEST part of the fair............

The corn on the cob!!! YUMMMMMM!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Well this labor day was supposed to be spent with the fam at the Grand Canyon. To make a long and boring story short, that did not happen. Instead, we went to Bear Lake, and I'm so glad we did! It was such a fun weekend with my family and a couple friends. What was supposed to be a weekend of camping, quickly turned into a hotel one night and Kim's beautiful ranch the rest of the weekend! Friday night was spent in Logan at the Best Western! WOOT! Swimming and some good old Olive Garden was really roughin it! Followed by some mad gab and bed!
Saturday morning we all woke up and headed to the lake for some jet skiing. The weather was supposed to be a bit questionable, but we ended up dodging the rain! It was a fun, relaxing day at the beach. Kim and Parker joined us later on to finish up with a ride out on the lake. Jenn occupied herself with the following, while Sadie slept:

201 shells in all!

Playing and relaxing on the beach

After our day at the beach we headed to Kim's ranch where we stayed for the weekend. Her and her family as well as Parker were all kind enought to offer their places for us to stay so that we didn't have to risk not getting a camp site. Thanks Guys =)
After some dinner we decided to go four wheeling. Followed by some mad gab....and a MAD game of spoons. Which I DOMINATED!Sunday was spent at the beach, and with a game of Volleyball. My family left Sunday evening and I decided to stay until Monday with Parker and Kim. We decided to go four wheeling again and got some great and fun shots of the moon! So much fun!
Weekend Re-Cap:
1. Thats what she said!
2. Jr. High Girls
3. Spoons and Ashlee Domination
4. Sisters!
5. A New friend!
6. Time with the fam
6. Getting to know Jen
7. Kim: "SLOW DOWN"!
8. Very SCARY stories around the camp fire!
9. Four Wheeling and Jet Skiing
10. Long weekend!

All in all it was a great weekend and I wouldn't have changed a thing! Except maybe the camping part, I was looking forward to camping!
Thanks Everyone! Love you all!