Thursday, March 31, 2011
Relient K is the most amazing band ever! My brother was the one to introduce me to them in high school and since I discovered them, I've seen them in concert 4 times. I LOVE their music. What's awesome about them is the way they play with words. Everything they say has more than one meaning and is very clever. My favorite song of their's is Be My Escape. I love it! If you haven't heard them, Go find their music! You'll love it. :)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Gross. That's all I have to say about that.
Day 12- A Picture of something you love
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
He also mentioned something that President Packer said. I don't know the exact words he used, but it was something like "Study something for 2 hours every day for 2 years and you'll become an expert on that thing." I hope that I can do that after I graduate and keep learning. I love learning about new things and I don't ever want to stop learning.
I have to add a little something that my dad said about this quote. I sent it to him in an e-mail and he replied with "Some wisdom there. Key is to also know which things never change, even when everyone says they do." He's absolutely right. There are some things that never change, like the Gospel. The Lord has never changed and never will. His love for me will always be there. And I'm so lucky to know that! Fortunately, wisdom is the only thing we get to take with us to the other side so I hope I can use this life to gain as much knowledge as I can.
1- Oprah has a lot of money. Fortunately she uses it for a lot of different purposes. I'd love to be able to spend my money on the kind of things she spends it on. Granted, I don't agree with everything she does, but for the most part, she spends it on deserving people. Her shows where she gives stuff away are usually people like teachers and police officers. I would love to be able to share my money with people and do good things for people in the world. I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't spend it on a few new pairs of shoes, ha, but I could buy lots of shoes and still be able to do good things with the amount of money she has!
2- Oprah has the ear of a LOT of people. Everyone always says that if you want to convert a lot of people, first convert Oprah and then your work is done. Ha. That's probably not totally true but it kinda is! There are a lot of people that listen to her. It's called the Oprah effect. If you put a product on Oprah and she says it's something she loves, EVERYONE wants one. ha. It would be quite a responsibility though, to have that many people listening to you. You'd have to be careful about what you said and I don't necessarily agree with everything Oprah says and the people she invites on her show. Especially recently. But if I got to be her, I'd make sure I used it well!
3- I'm impressed with the way she came from nothing and real hardships and made something of herself. It would be interesting to know what that feels like. Granted, I've had my fair share of hard times but nothing like she did and I can commend her for doing what she's done.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Before Prison Break though, it was easy to say what was the best show ever made.... 24!!! There's simply not anything better. Period. End of Story. I started watching it after my brother was given season 4 for a Christmas gift. I saw the first episode and was instantly hooked! So I watched season 4 pretty fast and then went back and watched 1-3. I watched season 5 with my freshman roomie Malorie and got her totally hooked! Then when I met Justin we watched season 4 and 5 before 6 came out so he could be as hooked as me. :) Then we watched 7 with some friends and LOVED it! They didn't love season 8 as much as I did but i literally cried as Jack went away at the end of the last episode. It was awful! But beautiful at the same time. My brother is actually naming his first boy jack after the one and only Jack Bauer. Ha. We'll see what his wife has to say about that. Ha.
Just so I'm not a total weirdo, I do like girly shows too. And my favorite of those is with out a doubt Grey's Anatomy. I love the drama and I love the medicine. Perfect show for me! :)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We'd never admit that we liked to match but we actually do. In my mother's defense, she said we chose these outfits. i guess the cat's out of the bag! Matching really is cool! I may have taught her how to pray but she's the one that's kept me doing it all these years. She has a testimony that can shake mountains and i'm so grateful to have her by my side keeping me doing what's right. We LOVE taking pictures together, if that wasn't obvious already. But what i love about this pic is the hug. ha.
Family pictures right before Jon went on his mission...
Swimming in shark infested waters in the British Virgin Islands?! Another thing most people don't get to do. Thanx for that one dad. :)
Kristi has been my best friend for forever and I don't ever see that changing...
Monday, March 14, 2011
A few of my friends have done something on their blogs that i think is very cool and i want to copy them. :) I think it actually started out as a facebook challenge but I like it on the blog better. Facebook is good for pictures but not for explanations or stories. If you wanna see pictures of what's happening in my life, go to facebook. If you wanna know what the picture is of and what is happening, then read my blog!
Anyway, I'm gonna start doing this little 30 day challenge for 2 reasons. 1- Because it will give me something to write about every day! 2- Because I think it's been interesting to read some of the thoughts and I'd like to think about and write abuot those things too. :)
DAY 1- A picture of yourself and 10 facts.
Fact 1- I am a people pleaser. I like everyone to be happy and I don't like it when anyone is mad at me. It makes me feel terrible and I have to fix it! It's a good thing and a bad thing cuz it's good that everyone is happy, but sometimes I go way too far out of my way and it ends up making people more upset. ha
Fact 2- I love to cook new things. I hate to cook old things that are only mediocre. Ha. That means that i like to cook new things and yummy things that i know will impress people. I really don't like cooking old boring things like hamburger helper. ha. I don't mind doing it for my hubby at all, because i'd rather he'd eat that than cereal for every meal but I don't particularly like it. but if i get to cook some new shrimp pasta or something.
Fact 3- I love to entertain. I get this from my mother and I love it! She is the best party planner ever and I hope one day I can do it as well as she can. As stressed out as I was planning my little sister's bridal shower, when everything came together and the food looked perfect and the invitations were amazing, and my house was spotless and 30 people showed up and they all loved my food and had a blast with my silly games, I was SO happy. ha. Simple pleasures.
Fact 4- My favorite food is sprinkles. I could eat sprinkles with no ice cream. :)
Fact 5- I HAVE to seperate my food. Potatoes can't touch the roast or corn and especially not the salad. And i always save the best for last. So if i Have to eat turkey at thanksgiving because it's the only protein, then I eat it first (dark meat for me!) and save ALL the green bean caserole for last because it's a gift sent from heaven. Especially when mom makes it. :D
Fact 6- I don't understand yelling as a form of stress relief. I really don't understand yelling at all. Unless you're yelling at a child to not run across the street or to not touch the stove, i don't understand! Raising your voice doesn't change what you say, it just says that you're mad, and there are better ways. Yelling just makes me shut down and think about how yelling doesn't help anyone and I quite listening to whatever point you're trying to make.
Fact 7- I also don't understand getting angry. When the toilet floods and you have poo water all over your bathroom, getting angry doesn't make it go away and it doesn't make the guys that are gonna fix it come sooner, and it doesn't make the smell go away! So why not just laugh about it?! Granted, you can't laugh at everything and there are serious problems, but honestly getting angry doesn't make them go away either. Like crashing your car. Yes it sucks, and it's not something to laugh at but getting angry doesn't change the fact that you have to buy a new car. I think the answer is to move right to the solution.
Fact 8- This one came from a friend that did the same thing but it's way true for me too! I don't know what i'm going to do when i'm pregnant because I always sleep on my stomach and I simply can't sleep on my back! When there's a beach ball in my tummy, it's going to be hard to sleep on my belly and that's a problem!!
Fact 9- I don't cry in response to pain. I cry like a little girl for movies and for my own emotional problems but when I get hurt I simply don't cry! My teeth went through my lips and into my dad's head when I was 13 and I didn't cry. I fractured a bone in both my feet at gymnastics and didn't cry. When I fell on my face and almost ripped my shoulder out of it's socket, I couldn't get up cuz I couldn't stop laughing! I don't know what my deal is. Ha.
Fact 10- I love blood! ha. No, I'm not a vampire, I just love to watch surgery and clean wounds and watch people while they're given stitches. I love helping people when they get hurt and trying to make them feel better.
There's my 10 facts! I hope they weren't too boring!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Us as kids with Elder Scott and Elder Jensen.
So, you wonder what this has to do with March Madness? Ha. Me too. Ha. Jk. Well, my hubby is about as crazy about sports as it's possible to get. He knows everything there is to know. He's practically a sports encyclopedia. :)
There's my hubby playing golf in St George a couple months ago. :) Isn't he cute! :D ---->
So when we got married I started to watch a lot more sports. He's also friends with a lot of people that know as much as he does. (BTW, he's nudging me to erase that comment cuz he doesn't think he knows everything, but as far as i'm concerned he does!) Anyway, in order to keep up with him and his conversations, I had to start learning more. I'm a person that isn't afraid to ask questions so I asked a TON of questions. And i started learning a lot! Now, 3 years later, i am much smarter about sports. :D I'm very proud of my learning curve. ha. Granted, a lot of what i have to say in conversations are things he said in a previous conversation that I have stolen, but it still makes me sound smart! I'm certainly never going to know as much as he does, cuz the more i learn, the more he memorizes. Ha.
So we're coming into the end of march and this means march madness!!! For those of you reading this that don't know what that is, it's the college basketball tournament. And what's great about this tournament is that a lot of people have a chance to win! The reason people love it so much is that they publish the bracket at the beginning of the tournament and a lot of people go through and guess who's going to win each game and by process of elimination, who's going to win the whole tournament. And it's a HUGE deal to win this tournament. A lot of people put their own brackets with their predictions into betting pools and whoever gets the most guesses right sometimes wins a prize. Some people bet thousands of dollars on it. Our group of friends usually does one and the winner get to be taken to dinner by all the loosers. Ha. It's been a fun tradition. my first bracket experience was pretty pathetic. I prolly only guessed 5 or 6 games right. but since then i've gotten a little better! Well, i guess not really compared to some people, only compared to myself. Ha. Justin and i were talking a few minutes ago about the brackets and i realized it must be REALLY hard for him to do this! The reason being that he actually knows a LOT of the teams that are playing and how good they are and how well they match up with their potential match-ups. So he has to really think about who he thinks is going to win every single game! Some choices are easier than others, but some are hard! Ha. Most of my choices have to do with how much I like the color of their jerseys or their mascot. Well, at least it was that was in the beginning. Now i know a little more and can make more educated guess, but i'm still terrible at it. But it's still fun! The cool thing is that sometimes he think about it too hard, so he does terrible. Last year he didn't get ANY of the final 4 right. Which is un heard of. Granted, lots of people didn't get them right because there were a lot of unforseable upsets, but he was upset! That's another thing that's great about the brackets is that really anything can happen and no one really knows. Some teams catch on fire and play out of their minds and others just have a bad game but as soon as you loose, you're out! I guess we'll see what happens this year!
I'm especially excited to see what happens this year with BYU because it's the first time in a long time where we have a real shot at making it past the first and second rounds. BYU got Jimmered this year so it's been a lot of fun to watch. Unfortunately our chances got significantly lowered when we lost one of our best players due to an honor code violation, but we still have more potential than we usually have. I hope we can pull it off!
A quick note about last year... BYU played Florida in the first round last year, and I had a final I had to take towards the end of the game. And we were doing really well! So we went to our final that happened to be in our classroom and the teacher turned the game on and put it on the projector and said "Do your test! but this will be on." Ha. The thing is that it was at the end, so we expected it to be one for another 10 maybe 20 minutes. Turns out it went to 3 overtimes! So there were a lot of people, including myself who were done with their test but still sitting in the room watching. Ha. And we won! (and I aced that test! ha)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
So here we are again! Interstingly enough, my hubby played soccer in high school, so he's pretty good. but some how, my friends think that because he's good, it means i'm supposed to be too. Ha. So the first week, we hadn't been enlisted yet and ended up forfeiting. The second week we played a team that was way good and ran up the score 12-0. We were man down the whole time and they had like 4 extra people to sub in. Plus they were all like socer super stars. It was rediculous and so not fun at all. We actually left really mad cuz of how rude they were. They talked major trash the whole game even though they were obviously better and then tried to shake our hands after and say good game. NO THANK YOU. It was not a good game and they made sure of that.
So we were obviously super excited for the next game. ha. We showed up and were man down again, but so was the other team, so it didn't matter. And they weren't very good, but neither are we. We have a couple guys from the ward that are pretty good, or atleast know what they're doing but the rest of us are there because we love blake and nellie. Ha. So we started the game and were actually doing ok. We're usually kinda all over the place but somehow this game we actually played. There was a little bit of strategy and we did pretty good! We actually won!!! Woohoo!! It was our first win ever. ha. (the boys had their own team and they were pretty good and won all the time, but it was the first time I had played in a game that we won.) :D The amazing thing isn't so much that we won though. I actually had a good time! Ha. Shocker! I played relatively well, had a header, a few shots on goal and a few nice bruises from the terf. I didn't make any shots, but i felt like i was kind of in the right place at the right time and it was actually kind of fun.
So today we had another game and we won again! It's kind of a cool feeling to win! I have to give the game ball to HEATHER SAMPSON!! Heather is my amazing sister that i adore! And she kicked serious butt today! She scored 2 of our 3 goals! I was so proud! Go heather!!!
Now, as fun as this particular game was, it was still hard! The other team had some way good guys on it, and some way good girls! They were also really nice and we had a good time playing. But it's not a soccer game for me with out a minor injury or 2. The other teams goalie actually really hurt his ankle and i feel bad. But for me, the pain is in my leg! We had just scored and the other team was about the kick off again. And a lot of times they just kick it right at the goal hoping to get lucky. Lots of people do it. So we do our best to block it before it even gets that far. This time, I happen to be right in the way of the ball and it hit my leg right on the inside of my thigh and left a HUGE mark!! It imprited the design of the soccer ball on my leg!!! Can you tell?! It was SO painful! Ha. Fortunately we didn't have to play for much longer after that, but i still can't believe i have a soccer ball design on my leg. Ha. Oh well! Battle scars! It's already starting to turn purple since i took this pic, so maybe i'll update you when it gets worse. ha.
Alright, that's a long enough blog for now. See you all lata!!