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!!!! :)