Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Pictures

Here are some more pictures from my trip to CA. This one if you can't tell the Hollywood sign is in the background. We drove around Hollywood before I had to get on the plane back to UT.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I love the TV show Lost, and guess what it is starting up again tomorrow night!

Dancing Princesses

I went to CA for a few days to visit the Phippen family. I think that it had been over a year since I had seen their girls. The girls love to dress up and dance, so one night they did just that. The girls had such a good time. Too bad Darin was still at work

Here I am with Abby, Sarah, and Kate...

Amy and I decided the girls were having too much fun, so we joined them

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Snow Adventures

Today there was group of us that decided to go cross county skiing. I had heard what a good work out that it is so I thought why not. That was my first time on skis so I wasn't sure what to expect. I can tell that I am going to be so sore, my arms and legs, and probably my shoulders. It wasn't so bad once I could keep my skis parallel, but when I didn't down I would go. I wish that we could have taped us it was hilarious to watch as someone would fall and then try and get back up. I fell twice once just trying to get back up. I thought it was a lot of fun, and I do believe I set the record for who fell the most. I am not sure of how good my balance is at times.
Last night Nikki, Sandra, and I went sledding near Nikki's house. We each went down separately and then did a couple of runs together. On our first one we hit a bump and really got some air! I don't have to tell you that doesn't really feel good on your back when you land back on the ground, but adds to the excitement of the ride! I have noticed yesterday and today how pretty it can be when it snows. There was a full moon out last night when we were sledding and it looked really cool. I will have to post some pictures of our snow adventures later.

Monday, January 5, 2009


I just wanted to express how thankful I am for kind people in the world. I returned to Utah on Saturday and my car didn't want to start at first. II tried again and it started, however I didn't drive very far and my car sat the rest of the night. I didn't think too much of it until I got in my car on Sunday morning and my car wouldn't start again, only this time I knew it wasn't going to start. We then had to scrape Sandra's car because there was ice all over her car and try not to be late for ward council meeting. My bishopric found out and quickly offered to help me. He jump started my car and then tried to charge my battery, but unfortunately the charge didn't take. My car would not start again later that night. Sandra was very kind and dropped me off and work early this morning and was going to pick me up as well. Brother Smith ended up taking my battery to Checker, had it tested, and then replaced it for me. He even cleaned off my old battery because it didn't look so good! He even dropped off my car to me at work after he installed my battery. I hope that in my life that I am as generous with my time towards others, and that I am willing to take the time to go out of my way to help others who are in need. What a blessing to have such people in my life!