Friday, April 25, 2008
I just got completely caught up on everything at work so I don't leave my Judge completely helpless next week. Now I just need to go home and get a couple things finished there and then I'm out of here!
See ya'll in 9 days! Don't let anything too exciting happen while I am gone!! Hasta luego!
I really believe that I was supposed to see him, not just for him, but for me as well. I needed to be able to give him a hug and tell him that I love him and remind him that I am always here for him. And in the process I feel like the Lord reminded me of the same thing. He is always there for me and loves me unconditionally. He wants me to be happy and be doing what I should and taking care of myself. I love how the Lord teaches us.
And of course the talk The Tender Mercies of the Lord by Elder Bednar came to mind. These are a couple of my favorite quotes from that talk.
How grateful I am for the tender mercies that the Lord shows me every day!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I just can't get over that Carly is gone. She was so fun to watch and I thought she brought so much to the show. It just goes to show that we are definitely getting to the end and anybody is vulnerable.
Well, anybody except the Davids. ;)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I'm back at work today, but keep being made fun of for my quiet, raspy, man-voice.
And there is so much to catch up on. Even though I have been sick the last couple days, quite a few things have occured...
I went with my parents and my sister to the Jazz game. We rode Trax up to Salt Lake and saw the Jazz stomp the Rockets. Hopefully they continue the same pattern of beating Houston as they begin the first round of the playoffs against them this weekend!! Go Jazz!
Tax day!! I know so many people look forward to this day all year long! But I'm not one of them. I like to get my taxes done as soon as I get my W-2's the end of January. So by now, my tax returns are all spent! Can't wait until next week when I get to head to California and board the cruise that I spent part of that tax return on! :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPS!!! Tuesday was my dad's 49th birthday. He pretty much had a 4-day birthday. We celebrated with dinner and a play at Hale on Saturday. Birthday cake and ice cream with the fam on Sunday. The Jazz game on Monday and then he and my mom spent the day together on Tuesday. Yup, he is pretty spoiled. ;) I hope you had a wonderful day dad! I love you!!! (sorry I didn't actually call on Tuesday, but you wouldn't have been able to hear me...)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIMMY!!! Tuesday was also Tim's 27th birthday. It was kind of sad to be lying on my couch all day sick, with not much to do and constantly thinking about Tim. We have had some major fun on his birthdays the last few years and being sick definitely didn't help with the waterworks that formed as I lied there watching Oprah. I wanted to call his mom, but again, there is no way she would have even been able to hear me. They are having a birthday celebration for him this weekend in Mesa and I really wish I could be there. They are putting the headstone on his grave. I definitely need to head down there soon. Love you Timmyman! Still miss you!!
The Biggest Loser Finale!!!!!!! Wow! It was amazing!! Go Ali! If anyone didn't watch it, you can see it on NBC.com. I cried. That's all I'm going to say about it for now.
Oh, it was exciting, let me tell you! This is what I did all day...
Sleep, The View, sleep, drink half of a Jamba, What Not To Wear, sleep, Oprah, drink other half of Jamba, Gilmore Girls, sleep, American Idol, read, sleep.
It was a pretty rigorous schedule friends!!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
This year, our program is "The Life of Christ". All the words and music are devoted to the birth, life, atonement, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is so hard for me to bear my testimony because it is something that is so personal, but it seems to be so much easier through music. I feel that music carries that Spirit so much stronger and penetrates deeper and it is the best way for me to share my feelings. I love music and especially good music that brings the Spirit of the Lord to the room.
Thank you to my Latter Day Sounds family. I love you all and am so grateful for each of you!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
And if you wouldn't mind posting a comment on who you voted for and why I would appreciate it. I will post my commentary of who I voted for and why tomorrow after the voting has been completed.
So I apologize to my readers (all 3 of you...) that I missed a day. I hope no one is too disappointed in me. Cuz I'm pretty disappointed in myself.
Please forgive me blogosphere!!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
I had an incredible experience about 1 1/2 years ago where I was able to be in a Regional Conference with President Monson and had the strongest witness I've ever had that he is a prophet of God. I was sitting only about 30 feet from him and through the whole meeting I couldn't help but just watch him. At one point, I had the most overwhelming warmth come over me. I knew at that moment that the Holy Ghost was whispering to my soul that President Monson is a prophet of God. That moment has carried over into yesterday morning when I was able to stand as a member of the Church and raise my right hand to sustain President Monson as a prophet, seer and revelator and president of the Church. How wonderful it is to have a living oracle on the earth today!
Saturday, April 05, 2008
This was while we were doing service at temple square about a year and a half ago. It cracks me up! It is Tim, Mike and Ward. And they just love to stop and smell the roses!
Ward really is one of the greatest guys I know and I am so grateful for his friendship. He has been through so much the last 6 months and he is such a great example to me. Last night we talked a lot about Tim (Ward is actually Tim's cousin) and how crazy it is that it has been 6 months since Tim passed away. How wonderful it was to talk to Ward though and have my feelings validated and understood. Ward is always so happy and loves to have a good time. He is friends with everyone he meets and always has a smile on his face. He gives the best hugs and is always making me laugh. Last night (actually this morning...it was about 3am...) he even said a phrase that I haven't heard in 6 months and just absolutely made my day. When he was pulling out of my driveway from dropping me off he yelled out his window, "love ya tons sugarbuns!" Oh, good times!! Love you too Wardy!
Friday, April 04, 2008
Today is the day of birth of two amazing people in my life.
The one I've known the longest is my baby brother Kyle. Today is his 20th birthday! How did I get so old!! I remember when he was born and I got to be home with him (and my parents) all by myself for a week. No sharing of the new baby with my other siblings. I believe it was in that week that Ky and I forged the bond that we share today. Or something like that. But seriously, he is an incredible little (read: younger, but much bigger) brother. Here are the top 5 reasons why I love Kyle...
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday nights are the best! I always have the best workouts on Tuesdays and it is always so easy to go. The reason...
I get to watch my two favorite shows - The Biggest Loser and American Idol.
I know, how ridiculous is that! But those shows are my weakness and I hate missing a week! Watching the Biggest Loser is such great motivation to keep working out and brings out the competitor in me. I love seeing them each week and the progress they make. I just wish my progress was as amazing as theirs! :) And American Idol is just awesome. I think the reason I love it is because I love to sing, but don't have the confidence to ever do something like that. But it would be amazing to be on that stage! I haven't watched it for a few seasons, but I LOVE this season! There are some amazing talents! I love David Archuletta!! He is such an incredible kid! Amazing voice, adorable personality. I think he is just this wonderfully humble kid with an wonderful talent. I love watching him and I loved his performance last night! I also love David Cook and Michael Johns. I think this season just keeps getting better.
I know it is kind of rediculous to be motivated by reality shows, but hey, if it gets me to the gym, then it is a good thing. Right?!?
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
front row: annika, elisa (lou) and jamie
thanks for such a fun night girlies! let's do it again soon!!!
And wish me luck with this posting every day in april (minus the week i'm gone) thing...