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Friday, July 6, 2012


4th of JULY!

Wooo Hoo!!! It was soooo fun! I spent it with my 2nd family and had a blast! We at TONS of food and played baseball and watched the fireworks! It was your classic all around American Celebration! :) AND I made my lil 'wannabe nieces' some hair bows! Just for the sheer joy of seeing it in their hair! and bein' CRAFTY!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


There are some quotes that are just so true and so good that I decided that I would give a brief "Quote Post" :)
So here is the quote that "Inspired" This Post:

It is never too late to be who you might have been

by George Elliot

HOW AMAZING IS THAT?! So amazing. I read it and I was like "Yes!!! YES!! this is so true!!"
You can always change! You can ALWAY'S be better! There is the "True You" in there somewhere, if you only have the courage to bring them out! If you only have the Faith to prove to yourself that you are so much more today than you were yesterday. I seriously plan on living my life by this quote. I may not have always been who I want to be, but EVERYDAY is a New chance to Be that person! :) Loved it!

 Enthusiasm moves the world.

by Arthur Balfour

This one is something that I truly believe. Enthusiasm is what makes people actually get up and Do things! If you're enthusiastic about the things you want to do, then others will see and feel your enthusiasm and want to join (or they'll try to bring you down, DON'T LET THEM) I want to be able to change peoples lives with my enthusiasm for life!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


OKAY. I haven't read ANY books in such a long time. I got 7 books for Christmas, Some of them I'd already read but didn't have for my collection, and some I haven't. The Ones I hadn't .. I STILL HAVEN'T! 
Amazon does this thing were you can preview a certain amount of pages in a book... THIS, is how they get you.. I am able to read the first 3 chapters of a book.. Get hooked.. and then WHAM-O "This is the end of the preview" It's horrible.. SO... in the last 2 weeks I've ordered 7 books. I got two yesterday and I am finishing one up that my mom left for me.
The one I am reading right now is by one of my FAV authors- Philippa Gregory!- As usual its really goo! (for those of you who don't know she is who wrote The Other Boleyn Girl as well! :))
The next book I plan on reading is called "The Selection" This one seems interesting. It's about a girl in this "weird future" where people are assigned a number based on their trade/income- 1's are the richest and 5's the lowest. I guess all the Princes in this time have a "selection" and they choose a bride.. this persons family is immediately elevated. It sounds so interesting and I must know how it goes!! :)

And the next one is just going to be a Fun read. Its called "The Summer My Life Began" Its about a girl who is raised wealthy, does as she is told and all that stuff until she graduates and she gets a letter from the Aunt they never talk about inviting her to spend the summer with her... her parents let her go.. so I want to see where it takes her! :)

ANYWAYS Reading again makes me remember Why I LOVE it so much. I'm able to escape and go into a completely different world. I love it! Maybe I'm a Nerd... but I just love it!!!!! :)
 OH and I still have more books coming! So when I get those I'll go into detail about them too!

Monday, June 18, 2012


I know I've said it like.. 50 bajillion times......... BUT... I HAVE THE BEST FRIEND EVER. SERIOUSLY... So not only does she get me the cutest Canvas of us and Sister Act... THEN THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER my Birthday Dinner.. she made me play a game of Hang Man..... took me a long time.. but in the END I got it.. (with one arm left) and it spelled out "California" then she gave me an envelope and inside were tickets to SIX FLAGS!!!!!!! HOLY MOLY!!!! And she told me that her Twin Brothers were meeting us there!! :) I was soooo excited! AND we had the best time ever!!!! :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


WOW. Tonight at Midnight I will officially be 24!!!!!! HOLY MOLY 24!!!... I feel... slightly old.. and yet... not quite. HAHA basically A lot of wonderful things have happened to me so far this year and I can't WAIT for see what the rest of the year has in store for me! Lots of Friends and Fun! WELL the plans are that EVERYBODY is invited to go to San Tan Flats tomorrow night for my Birthday Dinner! :) woo hoo!! So excited! My dad already got me My gifts, he's on top of it, I got a new curling "Wand", and 2 AMAZING movies...- CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG- and- THE KING AND I-  My daddy loves me :)
Also the Stradling Girls ALL got me the cutest Clutch purse!! :) I love it! I wish I had taken a picture with it so I could post it! but yeah! I love it! :)- Mom's supposed to be sending me something.. once she finishes it! :) we'll see! haha But yeah I'm just super Happy with life...Last Years Birthday! Was SUPER fun and I know this year will be just as great! I can't wait for all the fun and to see all my friends! Oh and I get to go to the Temple again on Saturday! :) another thing to add to a great weekend!! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Never Updated...

SOOO... I never posted about my hair. Seems a silly and worthless thing to post about HOWEVER... its not, because I had boring hair for so long, My old job required that I have "Natural- looking Hair" and not that I think what I have now wouldn't be allowed, or that its too wild, it was just a big change for me! :) So here it is ... My OMBRE! Done by the Amazing Rachel Taylor... The only lady I trust with my hair! :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Guilty Pleasure....

Okay... Here it is.. I'll just say it... I love Lana Del Rey. Her music is weird and slightly strange and yet.. I just enjoy it.. it's very Aubry... and I enjoy her look as well... I think she's gorgeous.
Here is some for your Viewing Pleasure LOL
Lana Del Rey- Video Games
What Makes Us Girls- Lana Del Rey

Call me crazy.. but she's GREAT!

Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Funny...Fact.

Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

The lifespan of a tastebud is ten days.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

The dial tone of a normal telephone is in the key of "F".

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom

If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter "A".

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food heavy users.

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Today has been a day of "Reflection" HA. Seriously though, I've been looking through old pictures, Pictures of who I was when I was a Kid, Pictures of who I grew to be in High School, Then came the College years, the "Finding Me" years, and Now I am contemplating who I am NOW, RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT. :)
I was a wild child. Full of energy and loudness and excitement. I was thrilled for everything! My cousins have family videos of me on family vacation acting like a total lunatic. (literally, why they never tested me for A.D.D. I'll never understand) I was also the "Ring Leader" of me and my two cousins. I truly believe Whitney and Tanith might have followed me off a cliff If I had told them to :) I was always making up stupid games and even dumber rules to those games, but they always played along and stayed by my side. To this day when we finally get together we are the Three Amigos again and it's like time has never changed.
Then came the middle schools years, I'm being completely and fully honest when I say this. I got ugly. I don't know what happened or why I became such a tragic looking child but I did and I also became very shy. Not around family, my family could never guess that some days going to school knowing that my one friend wasn't going to be there was absolute horror. But everyone has their awkward middle school years. 
High School. Eh. I got better looking, once my braces were gone, and I joined the cheer team I got a little more outgoing but I was still more the girl that simply went to her classes, passed her classes, and didn't mind if you copied her. HAHA that was my freshman and sophomore year in a nutshell. By my Junior year I finally had my true Best Friends (Brenna, Cherisa, Breanna, Rachel) and of course my Faithful Best Cousin Friends. I was part of "The Mormon" group in my school and I fit in like a glove :)
Needless to say I was rather naive, but not without my imperfections.
College- This is when I really began to realize how "innocent" I truly was. I think I was very oblivious to the things that were going on around me, I had never dealt with "Drama"- But I sure got my fill. College wasn't All bad and in fact I made some of my very best friends, and MOST IMPORTANTLY this is where I met my current Best Friend (RACHEL MICHELLE TAYLOR!!!!!) So I changed a lot in the college years, grew into almost a completely new person. I was still "ME" per say, but I was different, independence and being 7 hours from any form of family can do that to a person.
There was a small Blip in my life that consisted of moving back home for my mom, working at one of my favorite places ever, and being in a total rut. It was not fun living at home again without any of your friends. So I then moved down to Mesa, and attended Massage Therapy School. Now. During this blip in my life, I got lost. I was already technically not doing what was right, BUT I was REALLY lost. My entire outlook on life was changed and I could feel the sense of hopelessness growing everyday. I guess you can say that the theme of my life was "YOLO" (stupid.)......
FAST FORWARD- through a lot of different circumstances I find myself where I am today. DIFFERENT. Happier. I am still searching for all the things that life can give, but I'm searching for the RIGHT things, the GOOD things. I don't want EVERYTHING in life. We weren't meant to have EVERYTHING. Just the Good things that we NEED. So where as the Lord may send certain trials to certain people. He knows, which ones are meant for me and he is going to give me the ones I can handle. So Basically... I like Me. I've always liked me, but I guess what I SHOULD say, is I'm PROUD of the "ME" that I am today, and I hope that I can only grow into an even BETTER ME! :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Prideful??? ... Maybe...

I have always considered myself a rather Prideful person,
I stick my ground on a lot of things, and even when I know I am in the wrong it is VERY hard for me to admit it and let go of my Pride.
I know this about myself and I am trying to work on it.
However I see some people who have no pride at all and I wonder how they can handle it.
How do you let things go and accept them?
For example,
I never let people know that they've hurt me. EVER. To admit to someone that I let them have control and let them hurt me is probably one of the worst things I could ever THINK of doing!

Saying "Sorry" has always been a trial for me as well, When my sisters and I would fight, My older sister was ALWAYS the one to say I'm sorry first. Always. And Stevie Never did, (thus we didn't get along :P) Instead of saying sorry, I simply chose to act like everything was fine, once I was over the issue I assumed that other people were too.
However I find that is not always the case and it's often better to say sorry, rather than pretend it didn't happen.
That's something I've learned in my "wise old age" HAHA
But seriously, Pride... When is it bad to have too much pride?
I am really having a hard time with my pride lately...
How do you humble yourself to others without feeling like they are walking all over you?
Pride, Its a complicated thing.
I guess some would say to "let my pride go completely"
But lets face it... That won't ever happen.... 

Monday, April 9, 2012


OMG... Its been too long... Way too long. I can't even express how lacking I have been in my blogging... Its probably because I don't have anything OVERLY EXCITING... WAIT THAT'S A LIE!!
I officially work at Metro Fire Equipment WITH....... DRUM ROLL PLEASE...... THAT'S RIGHT MY BEST FRIEND RACHEL!! WOO HOO!!!

Now some would think that we may get "sick of each other" however that's not even an option for us HAHA Actually once she's done training me she will be busy in another area of the office.. so we wont even see each other except on the way to work and lunch, and back.. and at home, and everywhere else :P
But yeah I love it so far! It's nice to work WITH people instead of FOR them, and to wear regular clothes... and have windows... Windows are the big plus :)
Anyways.... OH I went to Disneyland and I fully suck at updating with Pics and such..... I WILL THOUGH.. Oh yes, I WILL!
Until THEN... ADIOS!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Here Comes the Sun... Do do do do....

You know those days... weeks... or full month that you're sitting there and are kind of waiting for those blessings.. you know... the ones they tell you you'll receive if you do all the things you're supposed to...
well.... even though I know its all in the Lords time... It was a bit of a wait this time.. HOWEVER...
THEY CAME!!! Those blessings that you're supposed to receive for going to church, fulfilling your calling, paying your tithing.. They came!!! In ABUNDANCE!!!

Now that we know everything is okay, We were worried again a bit about my mom and after waiting 2 weeks for her test results they all came back negative!! :) as I've made very clear, I'm obsessed with my mom so I was basically a nutcase while waiting for the results!!! :) SO that was Blessing Number 1! :)

NEXT!!..... Here's the big one ladies and gents.....
I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!
AAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!! Screaming is necessary!!! :)
That's right folks, Starting April 2nd I will be the newest employee to METRO FIRE EQUIPMENT!!! WOOHOO!!!!!! So excited!!
And the best part of all... Drum Roll PLEASE...... I will be working with my BEST FRIEND! Thus we will carpool and save tons of gas, and have joyous early morning car rides and all kinds of wonderful things.
Anyways that's a really really huge blessing for those of you who know how long I have NOT been happy with my job and my drive! I am just sooo EXCITED!
SO HAPPY!!!! I love the BLESSINGS IN LIFE!!!!!!!
Never Looking Back!!!!!! :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Time may change me
But I can't trace time,

AAAHHHHH.... LIFE! CHANGE! No matter what you do you can't escape time! It just keeps moving, whether you're ready or not.
I like to think about where I was this time last year.
This time last year I was so different. The things are cared about were nothing like the things I care about now.
I cared about having fun, and "doing me" and "living MY life" and all those other "Wonderfully selfish" ideas.
I don't think I was a bad person, just a good person doing stupid things. It happens, you get confused and side tracked and then one day you have a conniption where you are wondering "Where am I going? What am I doing? Who am I? and Why am I here?!"
I had plenty of those moments last year, but this year is finally a new year. I know the answer to ALMOST all of those questions and the answers I don't have I am striving for daily.
I am Aubry. I am a Daughter of God, and I have a DIVINE purpose on this earth.
It may have not yet fully been revealed to me, but I know that I am headed down a path of Happiness.
How WONDERFUL is THAT?! How awesome do those words sound?
It's amazing to know that if everything else in life seems unclear and confusing the ONE thing that I will ALWAYS have is my knowledge of the Gospel and my Faith in Jesus Christ.
What more could you ask for?!
So happy to know the things I know and for the uplifting people in my life.
The people that are the best examples to me of who I want to be, and how I want to act.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me..... (however its goes :P)

Finished lyrics to one of my Fav songs- Changes- David Bowie

still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test

(Turn and face the strain)
Don't want to be a richer man
(Turn and face the strain)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're going through

(Turn and face the strain)
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
(Turn and face the strain)
Where's your shame
You've left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can't trace time

Strange fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace I'm going through

(Turn and face the strain)
Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers
(Turn and face the strain)
Pretty soon you're gonna get a little older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thoughts.. oh the Randomness...

There are some people in this world that I think deserve a pass. A Get Out of Jail Free Card. Take my mom for instance... That woman has been thrown over the moon, and she is still going, just like the Energizer Bunny. However it seems like JUST when we're all settled and getting life back to a normal routine, WHAM-O! Something is thrown at us with brute force. Like.. Cancer... then Wham-O pneumonia= no legs.
So I sit here and life is calm and yeah we have tons of other things going on, but at least we all know how to handle those things, What in the world makes it okay for my mom to have any trials at all?
 I mean, ANY trials. Physical/Spiritual, I think she has paid her dues and she shouldn't have to deal with anything else. She should be exempt. But I guess that's not how the world works and someones faith will never stop being tried. I'm just glad to know that through any trials of my moms, the first thing she does is call on the Lord for help. When I was growing up I used to feel that it was kind of over the top. Don't get me wrong I fully believed in the power of prayer but I definitely didn't think that it could solve problems. It wasn't until my mom was in the Hospital with the pneumonia that I really could FEEL the power of prayer.
When my mom was sick, practically the entire Mormon World of Farmington (and non- Mormons too) we're praying for my mom and our family. I had never experienced so much love and and felt so many prayers in my entire life!
And to this day when I think about ALL the FOOD that was brought to us, I mean GOOD food, naturally there was your classic Mormon casseroles :P BUT sometimes someone would bring Stevie and I EXACTLY what we were craving and it would be a miracle. Our schedule that summer was pretty much this, Wake up, get dressed clean the house, go to the hospital.... sit... wait.... Dad would go home for about an hour tops to shower, and then we would go get him food, we'd stay for a while, then we would come home and sit.. and wait... when we had family in town they took us out and made us go and do things. It was nice to know they were there for us. Then it was my 21st birthday and I hadn't really even thought about it and my cousins all threw me a surprise party :) LOVE THEM 
Some days I would wake up to hear a lawn mower and the Bishop and all the Young Men would be out in our yard doing yard work, pulling weeds, and such. We'd come home from the Hospital and our house would be miraculously clean. For the first week I thought I was going to lose my mind from all the calls that I'd gotten. Not because I didn't appreciate them, but most of the time people were calling at 6-7 a.m. and being a 21 year old and a 16 year old... those early morning calls just did not help.
Any ways I totally got off track and started babbling, but basically what I was talking about in the beginning is that SOME PEOPLE deserve a pass, and I only wish that I could give that pass. But my mom is the strongest woman I know, She's a Fighter and a Spiritual Rock in my life. I will forever be grateful for her example to me in my life. She's Amazing. And I may be slightly obsessed with her, but think about if you almost lost your mom in a matter of 24 hours, how would you react? What feelings would you have?
 I personally have decided to NEVER EVER take advantage of her again. I make sure I tell her I love her every time I see or talk to her, and if we ever get in a fight or disagreement I try and make sure I am the first to apologize EVERY time.

Anyways that was probably random and boring.. Just thoughts...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Celebrity Obsession

Celebrity Obsession- Boy Crush Edition-
So a little while back I did THIS POST about my female celebrity Girl crush... And thought it was maybe a little WEIRD that I hadn't done my Boy Crush Edition. So here it is. The problem is there really are soo many!!! HAHA BUT I'll try and narrow it down to the main important ones.
 Umm..... I think my Oldest obsession is..

Chad Michael Murray. Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff totally set this one off, Then I discovered he was in One Tree Hill and That's all she wrote. I was in love.... He just has that look.... MMMMM Yeah nice Jaw line.
THEN there is the BELOVED  Johnny Depp... Who can resist that awesomely weird rugged grungy look he has going for him? I'm very serious when I say I would have in any role, From Sweeney Todd, to Secret Window there is not a single character of him that I do not LOVE! absolutely LOVE. :) I think the one I would prefer the most is NATURALLY Jack Sparrow, and my least but I will take is Edward Scissarhands (kinda kinky ;)

THEN comes the handsome Channing Tatam, And I actually prefer him in his She's the Man Days, he's not TOO rocked out to where he looks like a meat head.. like in G.I. Joe (not only was that a terrible movie he just looked overly built.) Yup He is my fav in Step Up and She's The Man.

SO NOW COMES.... Jensen Ackles. OH. MY. HEAVENS. Supernatural is one of my absolute FAVORITE shows and he is not only super hot, but Ridiculously FUNNY! and I know he is in real life too because I've watched the bloopers! : P  Anyways there is basically no way to explain how wonderful he is... he JUST IS.

NOW my absolute FAVORITE OBSESSION.. Like.... along with MILLIONS of other girls.. I Literally LOVE him. So cute. and he is suuper funny, because I've seen him on Ellen, and he wears Jumpin Jammerz. So Funny. So Hot. So wonderful..... Ryan Gosling.. Yea I know what you're thinking "Oh, The Notebook guy,.." WRONG, yes he is wonderful in The Notebook, but I DISTINCTLY remember commenting about how cute he was in Remember the Titans. BOOM. I've been a fan LONG before The Notebook.

I couldn't help it with that picture he is just sooo adorably awesome in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

So there you have it. My Celebrity Obsession- Boy Crush Edition. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I work with TONS of different clients, different types of people come in and MOST of the time I am a super happy, helpful person. But I was just irked. Not to an extreme level because I still have the ability to type this without misspelling words. HOWEVER. A gentlemen comes in today. He mumbles something about doing something with a printer. So I say, "okay, do you have a company name, or a persons name I can contact for you?"
He says "No, I'm here."
I say " Yes sir, you are but this is executive suites and so I'm not sure which company you're looking for."
He Says *insert eye rolling* "let me look it up"..... "V--N" (Company name has been blocked)
I say " Okay let me call them and I'll let them know you're here, Whats YOUR company name again?"
Now instead of just telling me his company name he points to his shirt with an incredibly small logo on it (like I'm supposed to be able to read what its says while being distracted by his incredibly abnormal man boobs.)
So then, I asked him what he was here to do for them, and he says *insert eye rolling* "I said I'm here to program a pick up printer and...  Yaddy yadda yadda computer lingo"
I say "They'll be right with you, you can go ahead and have a seat."
But does he graciously take a seat? NO! He annoyingly stands there staring at me and my desk. CLEARLY I was done socializing with him. And then when my client comes to retrieve this gentleman he waves the man back and the gentleman looks at me and says "Is that the guy?"
and I say "Yup, he's signaling you" .. Considering he was the ONLY person in the reception area.... he definitely wasn't flapping his arms at me... (okay I didn't say the last part, but I wanted to.)
Anyways How annoying and rude can people be?!
BUT, then I try and remember he was probably just having a bad morning and my sauciness is not going to make either one of us any happier... so I decided to blog about it and get it out of my day. :)
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, February 17, 2012


I am SO Mature these days. HAHA JUST KIDDING! but I guess instead of saying I'm mature I can honestly say that I am an adult. HAHA without getting into too much detail I'd just like to say that I was able to look at a situation this week, make the adult mature decision. and Then I started to think of the decision I WOULD have made even just a year ago. and THEN I felt so.... well in the words of my very best friend "CHANGED"  and only in a positive way. I am able to say that I am so happy with me, and my decisions in life.
It feels good! :)
SO for an update, I have been just sooo BUSY, I have a new co-worker and she is real nice but super into the "Regus" way of doing things, So I'm learning a lot but I have hardly any time for my Blogging and my Pinteresting?! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
My personal life is on the ups as well But THAT will have to wait for another post another time! :)

I miss my family! I haven't been home in a while and I think its about that time to see my mommy and daddy!!!
Not to mention my beloved lil puppy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Oh My HEAVENS! It's crazy that when you actually get a life, you seem to have no time for blogging.. WEIRD :P Anyways I've been super busy at work the last week or so and its been nothing but wildness in my personal life. SO Lets see where to begin. WELL Rachel Surprised me with a cat, We named him Prince PrettyPaws Taylgate, And here we are a week an a half later, after fits of anger and destruction and rashes, we've given him away to a fellow cat lover on craigslist. It was for the best. Neither Rachel or I have time for a pet, and considering the fact that both Rachel and mines "Life getting" happened to coincide with "cat getting" it just didn't work out. But we know he will be loved. :) *** she showed up in a cat shirt- winning.
ANYWAYS, That's all I feel like sharing for the moment. We'll see if I have anything more to share in the future.
P.S. I am giving a talk in Church on Sunday, PRAY FOR ME! I'll need it! :)

Monday, January 30, 2012


My whole life I have been told that IF I keep the Lords commandments and uphold to the Gospel Principals I will be blessed. For a long time I had an attitude of "I'm not killing anyone, I'm not stealing, therefore I'm doing whats right".Right?....... So I went through out my life and naturally because the Lord loves us all I felt the occasional blessing fall on my head. HOWEVER I had an AH-HA moment just yesterday. I started thinking about how my life was going and how I was so much happier, when I thought "So THIS is what they are talking about when they say 'You will be exceedingly blessed'." So not going into lots of detail on this lil epiphany of mine I got VERY exciting news from my Bishop yesterday (this news was given to me 2 weeks EARLY!) and It made me EXCEEDINGLY JOYFUL. (just thought I'd throw in some Church-y Lingo) I am fully on a track in life that I WANT to be heading on AND The Lord has seen all the great strides I have made. I'm so happy! JUST HAPPY! Wooo HOO!! HAPPY!!! :) JOY! DELIGHT! Everyone needs to get in on this "Joy-ride" because once you make that conscious decision, you will NEVER look back! :)---- JUST JOY.
(* On a side note, the Lord also taught me a lesson this weekend about standing in Holy places, and that where the Holy Ghost cannot enter, neither should I. Worst time ever.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It Happens....

Once AGAIN I had something to write, started to write it and decided that I really didn't feel like Blogging today. Thus I shall say ADIOS.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

aaaaaaahhhh, The good 'Ole Days

I have been reminiscing lately about my childhood. It was sooo Fun! I was surrounded by my cousins and I loved to play with them. It was Whit, Tannie and I against EVERYONE! lol We spied on the older girls and tortured the younger ones. One way or another it always turned into US against them. My FAVORITE memories of this is back when my Memo and Grandpa lived at their house with the farm and barn and "playhouse/spider infested shed" and best of all... THE POOL. I have a June birthday so about 90% of the birthdays I remember were at my Memo and Grandpa's house. Pool time was battle time. My cousins and I would play Mermaids, or any type of pool game, We each assigned ourselves "Mermaid Names" If I can remember straight SOMEBODY was ALWAYS Ariel, and I THINK Whitney was always "Bubbles", there were other good ones like "Splash" or anything random like that. Anyways we would all be playing and the older girls were ALWAYS the bad ones, anytime they came around us we would swim for dear life! It was always soo fun. Then we got older. My cousins soon got a pool at their house and we transitioned over there during the summer. At this glorious house is where I remember the BEST battles. I'm sure you all know the weapon of choice. NOODLES. Ah yes, the water noodles, those things HURT LIKE HELL. Especially since my cousin Brianna was a bit of a Brute in those days. Lisette would just dunk us, but once she felt bad for "hurting" you that was the time to pounce on her. But that Brianna... Man, she was a toughy. I remember the look in her eyes, when you saw that look you swam for your life, she meant to KILL you. Whitney would always try to protect us. It was always sister on sister, I would take Lisette and she would take Brianna. I would use my cunning "skills" to trick Setty every once in a while but most of the time I gave up. But Whitney. She held her own against that Brianna. I was often truly afraid that Whitney just might die those days. I remember it escalated once so badly that Brianna even called Whitney a "Jack-ass" I can still remember the look in her face when she said it and Whitney's Face when she responded with " I'm gonna tell mom you said that, and you're going to be in Big trouble." (Whitneys invisible eye brows raised :P) When it escalated like this that was usually the time when Lisette would step up and say "Hey guys, lets not fight" and I'm sure I usually came back with some smart remark like "If you guys would share we wouldn't fight" I'm guessing Stevie and Kenzie were usually pretty happy they were completely ignored during this time. They were but children. HAHAHAHA
Poor Kenzie, She usually became the butt of our jokes. Stevie wasn't fun because she either just immediately began to cry or just ignored us (it's no fun to make fun of someone that just ignores you) But Kenzie. Man she was a Fire-y wild animal. First of all she would get REALLY MAD, REALLY FAST. It took 2 seconds to get that girls blood boiling. She was also Always so PASSIONATE about ANYTHING that she loved (still is :P) Lets take BARNEY, for example. Kenzie LOVED her BARNEY and why I'll never know. But she was quite literally obsessed with her stuffed Barney. All you had to say was "I'm gonna take your Barney" and it was WWIII. You'd think we had threatened to chop her up into bits and pieces. She would come chasing after us with her Turbo Speed legs and it was time to Run. She was the fastest little kid I ever had to run from... those legs would go 60 mph! We often sang that "Horrible" Tic Tac Toe, 3 in a row... and we would Emphasize "BARNEY GOT SHOT BY A G.I. JOE" she would cry, and chase us. Ah, the good old days.
Whit, Tannie and I had the best times. We would have the BEST Barbie story lines, best made up games. I think the best game that Whitney and I made up was "DEAD HOGS" Man, It's good, and unexplainable.

Basically I was having a moment where I was missing my cousins. :) I wish I had pictures of us when were were younger to go along with this post, but I'm on my work computer. Maybe soon :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

ABC, Not quite as Easy as 123....

SO! I was reading a recent message from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- By President Thomas S. Monson. You can read it HERE! Any ways I really like it. He is basically giving us guidance on how to make this New Year an "abundant" one. The three ABC's are basically as follows (I picked my favorite part from each section to write)

A-ATTITUDE-We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude- For me, This is SUCH a big one. I am a natural pessimist. I often find myself seeing the negative side of things. It's really hard for me to look a situation square in the face and I calmly say. "I'm going to handle you with a smile on my face" I just am not a faker. I used to be a really good faker. But these days I've opened up my emotions and all that horrible stuff so its really easy for me to just say "oh, that's too difficult" or "Welp, that sucks" and "I HATE THIS" But from here on out I am going to try and see the POSITIVE side of things. And I think that attitude isn't just about how you perceive things, but its also how you REACT to things. I'm usually a very reserved person. I think that how you react to someone or something is a HUGE reflection on you. I often find myself reacting to people I'm close to, VERY differently than how I react to people I hardly know. FOR EXAMPLE: My Mother. I LOVE my mom to death in fact I practically worship the ground she walks on. HOWEVER she has the ability to get my blood boiling faster than anyone on this earth. HOWEVER I do see how unfair that is to her. She can simply remind me of something and I will immediately get annoyed. So I need to work on my reactions towards the people that I love the most. Just because I am comfortable with them DOESN'T mean that I should be able to get angry with them and treat them badly.

B- BELIEVE (in your self)-Don’t limit yourself and don’t let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do. Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities.- Ah, another thing that I struggle with. As I said above I am a pessimist, and that often consists of me telling myself that I can't do something because it is unrealistic, or too late. Welp as far as I'm concerned I've absolutely  WASTED the last 5 years of my life. Sure there were some awesome crowning moments, but I haven't really done anything that I am overly proud of. And why is that? It's because I tell myself I can't. So I'm stuck in a job that I don't like just because it pays well and I'm able to pay my bills. WELP no more. I'm officially "Believing" in myself and this year I'm going to try and do ALL the things I've wanted to do and never got the chance to. I'm not going to let other people affect me in my decisions although of course My decisions affect others, but My decisions can only affect people in a NEGATIVE way IF they are NEGATIVE decisions. :)

C- COURAGE-Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.”-This meant A LOT to me. Courageous is NOT something that I would call myself. In fact I would probably make that "C" a Coward. HOWEVER , just like the Cowardly Lion, The courage that I do have will come when I least expect it. To have the courage to stand up for myself and my beliefs has been a recent thing for me. But every time I do I feel an overwhelming sense of satisfaction in myself. Courage isn't fighting a dragon, and I don't think that courage is necessarily always being the one to confront people. I think True courage is having the ability to face the day and face your own personal trials with FAITH that the Lord has your best interest's at heart.

Although they are SIMPLE, they aren't necessarily the easiest things. Those 3 things are something that comes with years of practice and hard work, and considering I've spent the past 23 years doing almost the exact opposite, Its DEFINITELY going to take me some time to master these ABC's and maybe I never will. BUT from now On I'm Trying. :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Annoying People

SO I was reading one of my Favorite blogs "Just Innapropriate" and she wrote THIS POST! I was laughing so hard. It's sooo true! All of it... One of my very close favorite family/Friends is the BIGGEST culprit of this. I thought for a long time that I might copy all the status he/she posts in one day and write them all down and try to see if  he/she understand how silly and slightly pathetic they look.
I have also thought about deleteing them.
HOWEVER that is all improbable.
So I just sit and laugh and make fun of it.
There are the random quotes of the day to make themsleves feel better Such as "Whatever doesn't kill me, can only make me stronger." (which is usually accompanied by all of the little friends saying "you know it!" or "keep your head high") 
or there are the quotes that are secretly a hint to someone such as "I'm better off without you anyway I thought it would be hard but I'm okay. I don't need you if youre gonna be that way 'Cause with me it's all or nothing - I can do better"- (this is usually followed with Comments of "Dude/Girl, don't waste your rime, you are so much better than that")
Of coarse there is my current loathing of status's "That awkward moment when..."  Now at first I thought they were kinda funny, you know, the ones that actually make sense..... and then people started to think they were clever.... and would use it for every little thing...... such as "that awkward moment when you get in your car and drop your phone :/" this goes along with "White girl problems"--- I just don't get it.
basically I've hidden anyone that is ever annoying on my news feed. You annoy me, I hide you.
Facebook is not a diary. Lets keep it that way.
*** This is not to say that I haven't been a culprit of of the annoying Facebook Status' I just try and limit them.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

As long as I can remember My family and I have been getting our prescriptions at the Walgreens Pharmacy. It was just a given that it was where we dropped them off and picked them up. Have you heard of the Express Scripts program?

Well a VERY BRIEF description is this :

Express Scripts is a health care system middleman
Express Scripts acts as a middleman between pharmacies providing the health care service and employers and health plans who pay for the medications. 

Well turns out that Walgreens and Express Scripts had a contract, negotiations failed and now Walgreens may no longer be a covered pharmacy with your insurance. Who does this affect?

Well Our military for one. One of Express Scripts’ clients is Tricare, which is the health and prescription drug program for America’s military service men and women. Walgreens also offered to contract separately with Express Scripts for Tricare from other Express Scripts commercial business, but these offers were rejected. Express Scripts continues to refuse to negotiate a separate contract for the benefit of the Tricare program and its beneficiaries. All this was done in an effort to allow Military service men and women the right to get their prescriptions at their local Walgreens.

Other changes are this :

Among the steps Walgreens is taking to minimize the disruption is offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. An individual can join during a special January promotion for only $5, or $10 for a family membership, and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. More than 400 generics are available with a three-month supply for less than $1 a week. Regular annual membership is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.

You can check it out BELOW

 Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens

Many studies have found that Sixty percent of employers would not exclude Walgreens for less than 10 percent savings. What does that mean? Employers value having Walgreens as a pharmacy option for their employees, but Express Scripts wants to take that choice away. 

Anyways I just feel that its a shame that negotiations were not successful and it is therefore forcing people to find a different pharmacy for their prescription needs. I personally would have no clue where to go.

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Celebrity Obsession

SO I just wanted to share my Celebrity obsessions- Girl Crush Edition.
As I have said before Rachel and I have recently been obsessed with Gossip Girl. And I find that my obsession with Leighton Meester has grown significantly. I've always thought she was pretty and such but basically I LOVE her as Blaire. LOVE. I love ALL the clothes she wears in the show and her hair and the fact that her character is as obsessed with Audrey Hepburn  just as much as I am. sigh. Anyways she is what sparked my recent decision to share my Celebrity girl crushes. HA

So number 2 on my list is:
Zooey Deschanel! I absolutely love her. Her voice is sooo unique and lovely. and he style is sooo vintage and retro! I love it!!!!! and those bangs I'm fully jealous of her ability to pull off those bangs!!! :) I first liked her in Elf as I'm sure most people did, and its because I liked her voice so much in that horribly funny and awkward shower scene LOL Then she was the funny best friend in Failure to Launch? I think? haha and I was dying laughing, lets just say that she has grown on me soo much and New Girl is sooooo stinking HILARIOUS! I love her character Jess.... LOVE!

Up next we have the absolutely gorgeous Diana Agron. As most others I first saw her in Glee and became IMMEDIATELY jealous of her. She is soooooo naturally beautiful and she basically has the best face in the entire world... AND her style and clothing is impeccable. I mean it, I have NEVER seen her wear anything that I didn't love! Everything on the show, movies, and even "real life" is wonderful. absolutely wonderful.

And Now we have the wonderful Emma Stone, she was first seen in Superbad, a horribly hilarious movie. I liked her, but my true obsession started in Easy A. SO FUNNY. I literally Die laughing EVERY TIME. It's Hilarious!!!!! and then she was in The Help. This is one of my All-time FAVORITE books, and then it became one of my favorite movies, oh it was absolutely wonderful!!! I loved every minute of it. Emma Stone did the most amazing job as Skeeter! and then she got to make out and such with my all time Male crush in Crazy Stupid Love, Ryan Gosling. Thus she is just the Queen.

Up next is my long time love Rachel McAdams. I loved this girl with 4 simple words. "Say I'm a Bird" aaah yes, The Notebook. There is not a girl in the world that can say that isn't one of the best movies EVER!!!!!!!!!! she was gorgeous. and then there is Mean Girls. HILARIOUS! and soo many more. Basically I love her because I've never seen a single person that can pull off literally EVERY hair color! Red, brown, blonde, platinum and even pink. She looks amazing in every single color. It's soo unfair.
***SIDE NOTE: THIS -----------> NEEDS to happen AGAIN!!! I loved them together and I find it completely ridiculous that they are not together.... Just sad!

And now, I KNOW I'm about to get bamboozled by many people with my last choice. BUT I can't help it. I really do like her. Yes, she is not a very good influence on her fans and she may or may not be a pot head, and she may even not be a very good actress, and she probably isn't the BEST singer out there either. But I have loved this girl from the time her TV show was on the Disney channel. That's right. Miley Cyrus. Frankly I love her. haha I loved her first CD, and Hannah Montana has got to be one of the funniest shows that Disney has had since the 90's. Sure she is a wanna be rebel. BUT I love her spunk. and style and hair. and I think she is REALLY PRETTY. Ha ha. I just like her! and I'm sorry I do because I know she is a bit of a fool but come on. If I think about all the dumb stuff that other kids do, she just gets crap for it because she is a celebrity. HAHA anyways I just enjoy her. BUT I can admit that she is not up to par with the rest of my list. HA

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

new, New, NEW!

OKAY so here is some NEW NEWS for you, HA. WELP I'm doing it. had a breaking point yesterday and am officially looking for a NEW and BETTER Job. SHHHH. It's like a must that I get one soon because IDK if I can handle this place much longer. ANYWAYS, I ALSO have recently purchased a bike. Rachel came up with a brilliant idea for us to become Bikers, thus we went on a whim, PayPal'd the Shiz outta those bikes and hopefully by the end of next week we both will be biking fools! It's super cute, it has a basket and a cup holder :) lil expensive but cheaper than the one I WAS going to get, but reality and responsibility (aka Rachel) checked me back into the facts. We plan to ride to her moms, to her brothers, to EVERYWHERE! We plan to have amazing legs.

ANYWAYS now here is for the most EXCITING THING(s)
#1 I'm not sure if I mentioned on here before and if I haven't I have failed as a blogger. For Christmas Rachel made my dreams come true. She bought us tickets to (Drum roll please....... dadadadadaddadda..... PSH) WICKED!!! OH MY HEAVENS! I am sooo excited anyways it like almost a  month til we go and we have orchestra seating, yeah, be jealous!

#2- I have applied to be an EFY Counselor this SUMMER!!! :) I have literally ALWAYS ALWAYS(one more time) ALWAYS wanted to do it, ever since I went to EFY myself, but I kinda got distracted, BUT I applied on a whim and within 24 hours got asked to have an INTERVIEW!!! SO I have my interview in February and then we'll see if I am selected and if so which weeks and such! :) So excited! :) So Happy! Please pray for me! :)

ANYWAYS, that's basically all I've got. I'm super excited about the above!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I Thought I had a really great blog idea. I began writing it. Realized it sucked. And deleted it.
Now I have nothing to share for the day. Hope you all have a grand day.
Please Enjoy this Incredibly Random Picture.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Picture Updates!!!

 Christmas Pajama's!!! :)
 My Dad and I

Rachel (My Very Best Friend) and I

We know how to have fun! :)


aaaaah, My first post of the New Year! First off I'd like to give you a recap of my glorious New Years. Rachel decided to throw a party for her twin brothers and her cousin Niki. This party ALSO doubled as a New Years Party! :) So we slaved away all day cooking and decorating!! HAHA jk. Rachel made these wonderful mini donuts! OH MY they were delish! and she made White Queso! :) Her mom brought her famous salsa and we had wings, brownies, and some awesome coconut chex mix ooey gooey stuff! Oh and I made a birthday cake. lol I do not have my mothers talent.. AT ALL. but it was fun and I at least know how to make a cake and tell when its ready or not. haha. Then once everybody arrived and such we played catch phrase. Oh my how fun it was. I haven't laughed so hard in a really long time. Mix that with a lil Just Dance 3 on the WII and we had a great night! Then came midnight. Our neighbors were setting off really big fireworks... while we just had the ones from Target haha. Then our neightbor on the OTHER side of us came out and started yelling and screaming and making a total ass of himself. Fireworks at MIDNIGHT.. on NEW YEARS?! don't act like you're not expecting it. Fool. Anyways it was super fun and I hope we get to have another one of these sometime! :)

That being said 2011 was a GREAT year! I hope to never forget all the wonderful memories I have made. The discovery of true friendships has been a really great experience. I am fully aware of who I mean the most to and who means the most to me as well.  I have grown to have an understanding of my beliefs and principles in life and hope that from now on I can only grow stronger and closer to my Father in Heaven. I love the paths I am taking and am hoping for exciting things to come on 2012. I love my family so much and am so grateful for not only MY health, but the health of my family AKA my mom. She worries me on a daily basis and even if she just has a simple cough I have a freak out and insist she see a doctor. But I would rather have a billion freak outs than to think something is a "mere cold" and have another tragedy. :)

So what is in store for My new year? WELL.... I don't rightly know. I don't like to set "Resolutions" because I only disappoint myself and stress and have freakouts when I fail. So I have decided to follow the advice of Gordon B. Hinckly and try a little harder to be a little better each day and call it good :) So here's to the new adventures of 2012 and heres to hoping for nothing but Joy and Peace in my life. GOODBYE 2011!!! CHEERS 2012!!!! :)