Wednesday, December 30, 2009

So Happy!

I love girl nights!!! Just going over to my old apartment where I'm considered by everyone the sudo-roommate since I'm over there all the time but I don't always sleepover.

Anyways all my girls left for the holidays... Lindsay to Kansas for 4 weeks. Emily to Riverton for 4 weeks, Cessi to Missouri for 2 weeks, and Veronica to Roosevelt for 1 week. This last year I've realized how much I depend on these girls as well as my family. They are my life and I love them all dearly. This summer living in Kaysville at my Uncle Tom's house was so fun and a great experience, but I found very quickly that not coming up on the weekend threw off my whole week. School was great, but the people there weren't the greatest and they would pull me down to their level. Almost all of them had an LDS background, but none of them lived it anymore. They are all great people but not ones that I would hangout with after school. It was so nice and refreshing coming up to Logan every weekend and getting that life and spirit back.

This holiday with my girls gone I've been stuck at home with pretty much nothing to do, I'm not a big gamer so when Santa brought our family a Wii for Christmas it didn't really phase me. But I got Burn Notice Season 2 so I holed up in my room for a few days. Also once you come of a certain age its hard coming back to your parents house... even worse, getting rid of your car and having to ask to borrow one of your parents.

But Cessi is back!!! And we hung out tonight. It was so good catching up since as she was gone she acquired a new boyfriend who is in our ward and lives right behind Emily's house in Yorkshire Village... the house we window chalked a few weeks ago after FHE. But just talking and chatting made my day. Her fun story and excitement over TJ rubbed off on me and I can't stop smiling. Its so great.

Love you guys :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thinking about where I am, where I'm going, and what got me here

So this is kinda weirding me out to write about but its on my mind so I need to write to get it off my chest. Usually I'm very happy and optimisic, can't wait for what comes next, and just happy being where I'm at, with the great people that I surround myself with. But tonight I just feel old and lonely which are two things that I most certainly am not!
Sarina and Tyler got engaged tonight. Out of my group of friends from Middle School in Evanston, Wyo there are very few of us left. Also the real kicker is that everyone is married or getting married to someone else in the group. Scott and Brooke married. Cameron and Kayla married. Conrad and Alex engaged. Chris married, with a kid. And now Tyler and Sarina engaged. There are still a few of us left, but the only one I still talk to is Shane and as far as I know we are just friends.
I consider myself very accomplished. I'm a hairdresser/stylist/nail tech, I graduated from esthetics school and just need to take my test to be a Master Esthetician. I've done a little traveling, moved out been on my own, done so many things that I wouldn't have been able to do if I settled down already. And I have a job where I will get to do more traveling, meet new people and have many more crazy adventures... when I finally leave.
I've been watching the show Being Erica lately and I love it. Erica is 32, still single, and recently fired. She meets this therapist who is able to send her back in time. She has the chance to change how she did things, and usually she learns that by changing things she is still the same person but has learned a lesson that she can apply to her life now. Its so true you have to learn from your past and not make the same mistakes.
Its been reminding me of myself of late. I've been thinking back on my life, wondering where I would be had I one through High School differently, had I dated James or Billy. Or even just this past year, Billy got home off his mission and I ran screaming the other way. I started dating David, but he wasn't the guy for me so it ended as fast as it started, these days if you're not interested they feel lead on if you keep going on dates. But I know that things happen for a reason and you just keep going along in life. Hopefully you learn something and grow stronger. Anyways Im getting off this soap box of mine with a song that I have grown to love. Most of you will recognize it, and right now it is how I feel.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Battleship and a night with Tamsyn

My cousin Arek and his wife Tamsyn, or Tami moved up to Logan this summer so that Arek could go to school at USU as he is gong to be an Engineer and they have a great program here. Anyways they were part of the group that I hung out with this summer. They saved me from studying and were just a blast to hang out with. Through them I met Jenny and Brynn who are also just dolls that I love to pieces.
Anyways, since moving up here Tami gets lonely with her friends not being up here and Arek working all the time. Arek happened to be down south today working concrete and Tami was lonely. She started texting me so I went over so she wasn't alone. We talked then decided to play Battleship, it was very fun! Tami enjoyed it because apparently Arek isn't that good and I gave her a run for her money.
Even though Arek wanted to watch, we put in Julie and Julia since it was late and Arek barely left his parents in Kaysville around 10ish. That was a great movie, different and not what I was expecting, but it was really good. It reminded me of Emily and Lindsay and when we end up cooking together... just throw things together and make something Deliciousness... or Tastiness... lol.
Thanks for a great night out Tami, and have fun in England.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

being domestic...

Sometimes I try to be domestic. I cook and clean, hoping to one day make a good wife... even tho I don't think gambling will be allowed... lol. (inside joke). So ever now and again I'll put a recipe on here if I've tried it and it was a success. So here is a brownie recipe that was really good at my work party tonight.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
2.In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3.Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
4.To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh the fun of being young!

Me and my girls... Emily, Lindsay, Rachel, Veronica and Cessi, love to have fun. We like to play pranks... and the boys we play pranks on are retarded and never prank back. HAHA.

Some of the stuff we've done... Laxative Brownies... TP, HotDogs, & Saran Wrap... Tinfoil, Press&Seal, Canned Chicken... and most recently Window Chalk!
Oh talk about a fun night. At FHE we were talking to TJ and had him tell us what he thought of us. He was telling us whether we were deep or shallow and we were informing him that Cessi moved in just to stalk him better as his apartment is right behind Emily's. He found that funny, but couldn't remember our names. So on our way home we decided it was time for another prank.
Sad story as we sneak over to TJ's we find that his back fence doesn't have a gate! And the fence isn't quiet when you climb over. So as quietly as possible we climbed the fence. Saw that we could see through his blinds and TJ was laying on the couch watching a movie. Sadly the window chalk wasn't working so it was making squeaking noises, and we couldn't stop laughing. Cessi and Veronica both got their names written on the door when we saw TJ stand up, and let me tell you it was so much easier and quieter getting back over the fence!
Anyways we went and hid behind our fence for a bit then went back to finish. Only this time we went over one at a time. Emily went, then Lindsay, and I was last. I had barely wrote my name when TJ got up and started coming into the kitchen! Oh my everyone ran and I jumped the fence. We hid by the dumpster then ran to our fence and saw the blinds in TJ's door moving. He was standing there and we were sure he was watching us hide. Oh was it a good time!! Love you girls!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Roundabouts and Utahns

Roundabouts in Utah don't work... Utahns don't know how to use them.
So story time... In Logan they have had 1800 North closed for the past month and a half or so because they were continuing 200 East out to Smithfield. Yes a good idea but along with that came a roundabout that they said was going to traffic flow better. haha yeah right...
The past 2 days I myself have witnessed the stupidity of some people in Logan. Last night as I was headed west on 1800 north I went through the roundabout and then proceeded to watch someone headed north on 200 east, wanting to come west on 1800 north , totally ignore the roundabout, go into oncoming traffic, lucky no one was coming, and pretty much just use the intersection a 4 way intersection.
Today as I was headed east on 1800 north I came to the new roundabout and yielded as there was someone coming around. As I was patiently yielding to the person coming, I get confused as they slow down and stop... then proceed to wave me through!!! What they have the right of way, not me.
When you take drivers ed, I think they need to have a class solely devoted to roundabouts since people don't know what to do with them.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving vaca in New Mexico and the funny stories that come with it.

So for Thanksgiving this year we went to my Grandparents, my mom's parents, down in New Mexico, and oh my was it a good week!

There were so many funny things that happened. The drive wasn't too bad until the last hour or two, and then I got a cold. And was sick the whole time. So dad and I went to Wal-Mart when we were down there, got a few things. Dad wanted some peanut M&Ms and even tho I don't like peanuts he said I could have some, but he didn't want the peanuts back. So I sucked the chocolate off and since they were peanuts I decided to just spit them out the window... right after I did, a cop car drove up beside us... oops LOL.

Grandma and Grandpa's house was great, we had yummy food all week. And just lounged around. It was great :) then mom showed us her old schools and laughed at the Spirits in Wal-Mart... aka the alcohol isle

Oh! Oh! Oh! Then comes the drive home! It was amazing!
Tanner had to Pee! It was going to be awhile before the next bathroom so we were making sure he was going to make it or if we needed to stop alongside the road... Note: we had made fun of one guy who stopped along side the rode, headed the same way as us, he opened his door stepped out and went pee right there. He always said no to peeing on the side of the road.
Well Tanner kepting asking how long and I finally told him 5 hours was he going to make it? Yes he said, plus it was only like 5-10 mins. Well 2 miles out of Springerville, AZ, Tanner could no longer hold it and started crying to stop and he would pee on the road. It was HILarious!
Well we were somewhere in Arizona... I think. And Lexie had to use the bathroom, but she also didn't want to use th side of the road. I think my family has issues... LOL. Well she decided she couldn't wait anymore and when asked if she wanted us to stop she said YES. YES Please! So dad promptly pulled the van over and when Lexe looked out the window she said "nevermind, that bush won't cover me." And she decided to wait. Oh My was it a good time!
Then there was the time that Tanner got sick... why did I have to switch Lexie seats, I don't do so good with throwing up, I was dry heaving all over the place, surprised that I didn't add to the bag with Tanner, but no, I'm just sure I had a fever later that night. Anyways it was a great time! Love you Grandma and Grandpa!