Sunday, September 6, 2009


I know I've been a horrible slacking blogger these last few months and I really have no excuse since I do nothing all day lol. Not a whole lot has gone on in my life. Let's see here. The beginning of August I was going down the dirt road to my house, and I was going to fast on a corner and I started spinning out of control. Then I rolled onto my side up against a hill. It was fun times lol. Scared me to death. The sad thing is while I was spinning all I could think was "I hope I die or else my dad's gonna kill me" lol. Which unfortunantly he didn't. He chose the silent treament instead...which is even worse in my eyes. He didn't talk to me for almost 3 weeks and I still can't drive any of their cars...nor will I probably ever be able to again. So after all that happened, 3 days later my laptop died...just what I needed. So now I have to buy a car and a laptop whenever I get the money...and who knows when that will be lol. BUT I do have some good news. All my blood counts look good so I got the ok to work part-time. There's a job opening for a 911 Operator here that I'm going to apply for. I really want to do something that will help people and I think this will be a great opportunity to do just that. I just need to freshen up on my typing skills for a bit before I go in and apply because we have to take a test. I can type fast but accuracy is another story lol. I really hope I get this job. I've had so many people help me in my life and I want a chance to do something to help others. This job hunt has also made me realize that I need to go back to school. I don't want to/can't really work in the restaurant industry and stand on my feet all day so my culinary experience is basically useless to me. Unless by some dumb luck I come across a small bakery that needs's pretty much useless lol. I'm thinking of maybe going to a vocational school to be an EMT. They don't really make any money but it's rewarding lol. Who all depends on if I get this job or not if I can even go back to school. So we shall see. As for right now I'm just praying for any job cuz I'm dying without a car. It's so frustrating not being able to go places I want to go when I want to go! It's also very annoying having to use my parents' computer all the time....but I can live with that if it means saving for a car :) As for right now....I need to get to practicing my typing so I can hopefully get this job!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dear Grandpa

Wow.... So a lot has been going on in my life lately since the last time I blogged. Yes, yes, I know I'm a slacker :) On July 4th my grandpa passed away from complications with Parkinson's Disease. He was such a sweet, loving man and I miss him so much already. He had a long, hard battle with this awful disease and we're all grateful that his fight is over and he's in a much better place. He chose to be cremated...which I will never understand...but his memorial services were this past tuesday on the 14th. I'm doing a lot better since the services, I think it gave me a lot of closure. Before the memorial service my mom had all of us think of some memories of Papa to share in a thing my dad read. I wanna take a little more time and try and think of some more memories of him...

*Going to air shows and the air field...he loved planes*

*Going to get ice cream whenever we got the chance*

*Going to the Talmage Store to run errands*

*Gathering worms in the early morning to take fishing*

*Going fishing in the creek by my grandparents house in Cali*

*Watching him play pool in our basement for hours....he was soooo good*

*Going fishing in the canal up on our top property and dangling our feet over the edge*

*How much he loved cinnamon rolls*

*He'd always toast his marshmallows over the coals, so they'd be perfectly golden black. To this day I do mine the same way*

* He loved Wendy's Frosty's...actually he loved ice cream in any way, shape or form :)*

* He always told me how beautiful I looked....even when I thought it was a big fat*

* He never let anyone leave without a hug and a kiss*

*He loved my grandma soooo much...even though she was crazy and yelled a lot lol*

*He had a great sense of agreeing with me that grandma was crazy :)*

*He never complained about anything...even though Parkinson's took away almost everything he loved to do and had him trapped inside that body*

*He was a Patriot through and through. He loved this country with all his heart*

I'm sure I could sit here all night and think of many, many more memories of Papa. Those were just a few I wanted to share with yall. I love my grandpa very much. He's a very special man and I miss him dearly. I'm sure as time goes on it will get easier, but for now, his memory is still fresh and the pain is also. I'm also attaching his obituary that my mom wrote. It's really beautiful and I don't know how she had the strength to write it honestly.

I love you Papa and I'll see you again someday...I promise

Gibson, Robert E. "Bob"


Aug. 8, 1926 ‹ July 4, 2009 MONTROSE ‹ Robert E. "Bob" Gibson, 82, of Montrose, Colo., passed away July 4, 2009 after a hard fought battle with Parkinson's Disease. Zella ,his loving wife of 58 years, and his daughters were by his side.Bob was born on Aug. 8, 1926 to George and Theda Gibson in Belle Fourche, S.D. He moved to the Redding, Calif. area as a child, and it was there he graduated high school. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Navy and served during World War II and again during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver and an avid fisherman. He took pride in making his own fishing gear. Bob and Zella loved to travel in their trailer and they took many wonderful trips throughout the United States and Canada, until his illness prevented his traveling. They raised their family and worked in Ukiah, Calif. for 43 years before relocating to Montrose, Colo. in 1994. Bob was a very kind and patient man who dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He didn't complain about anything, not even the weather. He was a lifetime member of Ukiah Elks Lodge 1728. He was a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church. His family will miss his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim and Bill; his sister, Shirley; and one granddaughter, Katie Hardin. He is survived by his wife, Zella; his daughters, Sharon (George) Tinaza and Valerie (Steve) Hardin of Montrose, Colo.; his brother, Willis Gibson of Igo, Calif.; six grandchildren, Heidi (Ty) Holman of Castle Rock, Colo., Shawn (Jamie) Hardin, Ben (Michelle) Hardin, Holly Hardin, Emily (Andrew) Repynek and Timothy (Kristin) Tinaza all of Montrose, Colo. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren, Kelsie, Cailey and Brittney Holman, Kai, Devon and Gabriel Hardin, Tyson Tinaza; a step-granddaughter, Emani Baltazar; two aunts and numerous nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 11 a.m., at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. At Robert's request, cremation has already taken place. Donations may be made to Hospice and Pallative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, CO 81401 (970) 249-2121.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Too True

So I was going through my email, finally playing catch-up and reading all of them when I came across this one. I thought it was too funny...and true....not to share.

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida. Not me, I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation.
+ Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
+ Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.
+ Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?
Yes! Think about this one:
1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq . Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.

T H E 1 0 C O M M A N D M E N T S
The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal,' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians...It creates a hostile work environment.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

La De Da...

Well it's 4:30 am and I can't sleep so I thought I'd blog since I haven't done it in almost 2 months!! With it being Memorial Day I thought I'd share my feelings on how grateful I am for the people that sacrifice everything to keep us safe and keep our freedoms. Last Monday I did an FHE on remembering to show gratitude towards the men and women that give up everything to protect our freedoms. So that we may be able to live as we like, and do the things that we love to do and worship as we choose. I'm thankful that I get to wear the things that I want to wear everyday and do my hair the way that I want to do. All these things are made possible by these great people that are willing to risk their lives for us...people they don't know. They do it for a cause they believe in, for their children, and their husbands, wives, brothers, sister, parents, etc. But back to the FHE, I did that lesson and then we were going to go see the Vietnam Wall that was on display here for Armed Forces day but they had taken it down a day early!! I was so upset!! So instead I decided that we should write letter to soldiers thanking them for their service in protecting this great nation we live in. After that day I've made it my goal to write to a soldier every day since then. It's not like I have anything better to do with my time lol. And I know it means so much to the soldiers to get news from home. If anyone else that is reading this is interested in sending letters too you can go to I know the letters are greatly appreciated.


I'm so proud to say that my grandpa and dad served in the military to keep us safe here and keep our way of life.

I intended to write more about what's going on in my life but I'm falling asleep finally so to be continued...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mr. Potato Heads

So Dusty's kind of a nerd...which is so not my type but is soooo cute. And he's into like sci-fi type stuff. He even wears a star wars belt buckle. For Christmas his parents got him a Darth Tater Potato Head. It's awesome!
Darth Tater Pictures, Images and Photos

I was looking online and I'm thinking about getting him the R2-D2 one as a VERY late bday present when I go back up the end of March His birthday is January 13). I can buy one new from Amazon for like $10 plus shipping. Not bad at all.

They have all kinds of Star Wars Potato Heads of what not. They even have Spiderman, Indiana Jones, Princess and Transformers Potato Heads! I was like a kid in a candy store looking at these lol. Well my fun is up for the night. Hope yall enjoy looking at these as much as I did.

Spud Trooper
Spud Trooper

Yam Solo
Luke Frywalker

Spuda Fett
Spuda Fett

Princess Tater
Princess Tater

Luke Frywalker
Yam Solo
Darth Mash
Darth Mash

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bucket List

So I was tagged in this note on facebook by one of my friends and it inspired me to write my own "Bucket List" of things I have yet to do but would like to do sometime. I've been wanting to do it since I saw the movie...which I loved!....and now seems like the perfect time.

The Bucket List. Place an 'X' by all the things you've done and remove the 'X' from the ones you have not. At the bottom of the list, add something you've done that's not already on the list. NO EXPLANATIONS! If someone asks you about something, then fine - explain away.

Things you have done during your lifetime:

(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
( ) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
( ) Been to Florida
(X) Been to Idaho
(X) Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only- If fries count :)
( ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't- Hasn't everyone?!
(X) Made prank phone calls
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain-naked- I love dancing in the rain...but not naked
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
( ) Been deep sea fishing
( ) Driven across the United States
( ) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
(X) Gone snowmobiling
( ) Lived in more than one country
(X) Laid down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
( ) Seen the Statue of Liberty
( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
( ) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
(X) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
(X) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
(X) Been to Disneyland --- or Disney World
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
(X) Been in a rain forest
(X) Seen whales in the ocean
( ) Been to Niagara Falls
( ) Ridden on an elephant
( ) Swam with dolphins
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calve
( ) Been spinnaker flying
(X) Been water-skiing
(X) Been snow-skiing
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
( ) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
(X) Been to a National Football League game
(X) Been to a Nascar Race
(X) Thrown up after riding a roller coaster or other carnival ride
(X) Buried a pet
( ) Been parasailing
(X) Lived through temperatures that are -30.- Stupid Idaho!
( ) Been to Iceland
( ) Climbed a rock wall
( ) Been on TV
( ) Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower
( ) Been whitewater rafting
( ) Played in a symphony
( ) Conducted a music ensemble
( ) Stayed in a B&B

And now for my Bucket List...

1. Tour Europe- Including Paris, Versailles, Monaco, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Milan, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Sicily, Athens and all over Greece, and see the castles in Ireland and Denmark.

2. Walk on the Great Wall of China

3. Visit Easter Island

4. Go to New Zealand

5. Swim with dolphins

6. Truly make a difference in someone's life

7. Go back to school

8. Find true bliss

9. Conquer my fear of heights

10. Find real, true love

11. Have a family of my own

12. Climb another fourteener

13. Live my life for me!

Wow, after writing this all out and seeing how much I actually want to do I should probably get started now!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

My Wonderfully Wonderful Weekend

So... Thursday afternoon my friend Casie's mom text me and asked me if I wanted to go to Idaho with her...3 hours from then...eeeeek. So I ran upstairs, hopped in the shower, threw some clothes in a bag and we headed off on our way. Now before I go any further in my story we have to do a pause and rewind with a little background info. I've had a thing for Casie's brother Dustin for a while now...since like last may. And recently Lorrie, their mom has been trying on my end to get me together with him, which cracks me up but doesn't bother me in the least. So we've been conspiring on a trip up to Idaho. Ok now fast forward back to where we were. Lorrie and I drove to Layton on thursday then decided to stop for the night since it was late and we were both tired. I love driving through Utah at night. You can see all the pretty temples all around. It's just awesome. So Friday morning we got back on the road about 9:30. I absolutely love Lorrie. She's awesome and so fun to talk with. We got to Rexburg about 1 and drove to Dustin and Casie's grandparents house where we were staying and also where Dustin happens to be living :). We all hung out for a bit then Casie went to work and Dusty went to bed for a little while before dinner and bowling (he works from 3 am to about 9 or 10 am so he needed a nap). After a while Lorrie, Dusty and I went to visit Casie at work and have dinner there in Idaho Falls then drove back to Rexburg for bowling league with Dusty and his grandma. We chilled and watched them and Annie (the other sister) and I played air hockey for about an hour or longer. After bowling we went home and Dusty and I went down to his basement apartment and talked for about 2 hours or so till we were both falling asleep. Then I went back upstairs and waited for Casie to get there. Since there wasn't much room in their grandma's house Casie and I had to share a bed and at some point in the middle of the night I woke up and Casie was spooning me! She told me she was gonna cuddle with me before we went to sleep but I didn't think she was serious lol. She was pretty embarrassed the next morning when I told her about it though. That was about all the events of day 1.

Day 2 consisted of lunch at Fong's chinese restaurant. I woke Dusty up so I didn't have to go alone with Lorrie and the other Grandma. Then a lot of shopping and playing on Dusty's iPhone. Those things are awesome! I totally want one now and I am officially addicted to the hangman app on it. After a zillion hours of running around all over much as one can run around there we finally went home. Sometime after that we had dinner somewhere and then Dusty, his roommate Chris and I went to see the movie Push. Normally I'd say it'd be awkward for there to be a third wheel on a date but we're so comfortable it was cool. The movie was ok, Dakota Fanning has definitely grown up. I'd say the best part of the movie was getting to stare at Chris Evans (Fantastic 4) for 2 hot! So after the movie we go back to the guys house and some other people come over to watch a movie. They choose Jumper to watch which I've already seen but oh well. Dusty and I laying on the LoveSac playing with his iPhone and cuddling...yes I did say cuddling :) and I was getting all kinds of looks from the other girls there when I got up the one time. I loved it lol. So then after everyone left we were still laying there and talking and falling asleep cuz it was like 12:30 and he had to be up in 2 1/2 hrs. Then he walked me back upstairs and I gave him a kiss on the cheek and that was that. Any other guy I would have totally kissed but because I like him I get all shy...I hate it! Doesn't help that he's really really shy all the time too.

Saturday I spent most of the day with Casie and her mom. We went to see Annie, who goes to cosmotology school, and I chopped about 3 or 4 inches off my hair! I love it, it looks so healthy now. It was in major need of some lovin. After that we went to a craft store, then to try and find Lorrie some new jeans at Down East, then over to Wal-Mart. Much to my surprise I was walking through Wally World and passed by my friend Julia from TX! She was in my old singles ward and just got married this last summer. It was so good to see her! She's just too cute. So after catching up and buying some cold medicine (I got sick on vacation :( ) we FINALLY went home and I was worn out. I went to lay down for a little bit and not 20 min later Dusty comes in and asks if I wanna go with him to a bday party...well DUH of course I did! So we went to the party and hung out all night then went home and fell asleep talking on the couch lol.

Sunday morning we left early but Dusty told me to wake him up before we left so I went down and jumped on his bed and scared the crap outta him. It was great :) He helped us pack the truck up then we said our goodbyes, hugged, I gave him a kiss on the cheek and then we were off. It was a great weekend, just what the dr ordered. I needed a life...even if it was just for a couple days lol. I really like him and he's a great guy. We've talked everyday since I left and I get to go back up there at the end of March, I can't wait!

So I just reread this and realized I could have just written that I went up to Idaho, cuddled with a boy I like, chopped some hair off, saw a friend I hadn't seen in forever and came home. But what fun would that have been?!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Catching Up

So I got on tonight with full intentions of finishing the blog I had started about my great weekend in Idaho this last weekend. BUT...I got distracted catching up on all the blogs that I have been slacking on reading. I have too many friends with cute babies and funny things to say! I promise I'll finish writing about Idaho soon...cuz you'll wanna read it ;-)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Too funny not to share

So I got this in an email the other day and I about fell out of my chair laughing because it is so true. I get sick of all the forwarded emails I get that we all know aren't know. Granted some of the information some people send is good, but most of it is crap, and the ones that say you have to forward it to so many people within such and such amount of time immediately go in my trash folder. I'm sorry if you actually believe in these kinds of emails and this offends you... and if you do...stop reading right now :)

Thanks for looking after me...

Just when you thought paranoia was dead.....

I just want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a public bathroom door without using a paper towel or have them put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel....I actually do follow this one cuz it is true and I'm such a germaphobic lol

I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking ones nose (although cell phone usage may be taking the number one spot).

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can't touch any woman's purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.

I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's Novena has granted my every wish.

I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes...

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put 'Under God' on their cans.

I no longer use Saran Wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face... disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS..

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica , Uganda , Singapore , and Uzbekistan .

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

THANKS TO YOU I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can't ever pick up $5.00 dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

I can no longer drive my car because I can't buy gas from certain gas companies!

I can't do any gardening because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the brown recluse and my hand will fall off.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.

Oh, by the way..... A German scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

I had to laugh because the whole time I was reading this I had my finger on my scroll pad lol. I hope yall enjoyed this as much as I did.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Little About Me

200. My middle name is: Michelle
199. I was born on: March 12
198. I am really: Shy until you get to know
197. My cell phone company is: Verizon
196. My eye color is: Blue
195. My shoe size is: 7
194. My ring size is: 6 last time I checked but my fingers shrink and swell constantly
193. My height is: 5' 5"
192. I am allergic to: bananas, shellfish, latex, chocolate, cats, anything scented like lotions or perfumes or even soaps, flowers, shea butter and hemp
191. I was born in: Ukiah, CA
190. I live in: Montrose
189. The last book I read: A Mary Higgins Clark one
188. My bed is: really soft and comfy and warm...2 feather beds and an electric blanket :)
187: One thing you hate about yourself: My illness
179. My favorite Holiday is: Christmas & 4th of July
177. The last three cd ( s ) I bought: goodness I never buy em ummmm...Colby Callait, a christmas one and one for my nephew, don't remember what it was
176. Last song that made me cry was: How Great Thou Art at Adam's funeral :(
175. Are you taken or Single: 100% single and happy that way lol
174. If your taken, by who?: myself :)
173. Do you like being single / taken?: I believe I just said I was
170. What did you do last night?: Ate dinner and watched a movie with Casie's parents lol

There are a lotta questions missing...

I Do ( YES ) / Do Not ( NO ) Believe In -
142. Love at first sight?: Lust at first sight, you can't love someone unless you truly know them
141. Luck?: Yes
140. Fate?: Sure
139. Yourself?: You betcha
138. Aliens?: Only in movies
137. Heaven?: Of course, it'd be a dark and dismal life if we had nothing to look forward to
136. Hell?: There mmust be an opposition in all things...
135. Ghost?: a certain extent. People blow it all way outta porportion
134. Horoscopes?: Ha! Ha! No
133. Soulmates?: Yes

Which is Better? -
129. Hugs or Kisses?: Kisses are great but hugs keep you outta trouble for the most part. And I love a good hug :)
128. Drunk or High: NEITHER
127. Phone or Online: Everything's easier online. I hate talking on the phone and iming is easierthan texting
126. Redheads or Black hair: Redheads are crazy!....Cept for Camo
125. Blondes or Brunettes: Either
124. Hot or Cold: HOT! How about right in the middle
123. Summer or winter: Summer in CO and winter in would be good
121. Chocolate or vanilla: vanilla doesn't give me hives :)
120. Night or Day: Night...You get to sleep at night!
119. Oranges or Apples: Oranges all the way
118. Curly or Straight hair: Since I have both I'll say both

Here's What I Think About -
116. Abortion: No one has the right to kill another human being no matter the circumstances. Plently of people would love a baby that someone would be willing to throw away.
115. Backstabbers: They're small, insecure people
114. Parents: Love em!

Last time I -
103. Went out of town: A couple weeks ago I went to TX yayayay
102. Had food: A few hrs ago
101. Seen someone I haven't seen for a while: 2 weeks ago
100. Cried in front of someone: A week ago
99. Grew: I think I was like 19 or 20 when I stopped growing

90. Who is the ditziest person you know? Casie or Amy it's a toss-up. Love ya both!
89. Who makes you laugh the most? My dad and Paul
82. What I don't understand: A lot of things
80. The most unsatisfactory answer I've ever received is: no answer at all
79. Something I will miss when I leave home is: my family, my doggies, my kitties, the pretty scenery,
78. The thing that I'm looking forward to the most: Going to Idaho!
77. The thing that I'm not looking forward to is: Waking up early for church and dealing with crazy 6 yr olds
73. Tomorrow: Church, food, nap, more food, tv, sleep
72. Today: I should go to bed
71. Next Summer: No clue
70. Next Week: Idaho hopefully!
67. People call me: lots of things I'm sure lol...but most commonly it's Holls, Holly Dolly, Princess...thanks Rach
62. The person who knows the most about me is: Rachel
60. The most difficult thing to do is: Watch someone hurting and not being able to do anything about it
59. I have gotten a speeding ticket: 2 in almost 9 years....not too shabby
56. My zodiac sign is: Pisces
55. The first person I talked to today was: My dad
54. First time you had a crush: Kindergarten...Tommy Barrington! hahaha
53. The one person who can't hide things from me: RACHEL...yet sometimes she still tries lol
52. Last time someone said something that you were thinking?: I don't remember
51. Right now I am talking to: No's 2 am, everyone's asleep
50. What is your dream job?: doing something that I love...just don't know what that is quite yet
49. First job?: cleaning motel rooms...yuck
48. I have / will get a job at?: Disabled
47. I have these pets: 2 dogs, 3 cats, 9 chickens and 3 I live on Old McDonald's farm
46. I hope: Things go well in Idaho
45. The worst sound in the world: People smacking they're food/gum. Or chewing really close to you
44. The person that makes me cry the most is: My body lol
39. My girlfriend is: I like guys...
35. Florida or Hawaii: Hawaii definitely
33. My favorite piece of clothing is: Any pair of comfy pants
32. My favorite sport is: FOOTBALL to watch, volleyball to play
31. Last time I cried: last sunday
30. My friends are: CRAZY and AMAZING and the BEST
29. My computer is: Ghetto
28. The school I go to is: Done with that
27. Last person I got mad at: My mother...who else?
22. The all-time best movie is: I can't pick just one!
21. The all-time best thing in the world is: Feeling loved, whether it be by family, friends or one idividual
18. The most annoying person you know is: I'm not gonna say...
17. I lose respect for people who: Don't stand up for themselves or for what they believe in, and ignorant people
16. The movies I have cried at are: There have been a couple but the most recent was Marley & Me
15. Closest friend name: Rachel, Casie, Stacy, Sara, Angie
13. Favorite web site: knows everything! hehe
11.The worst pain I was ever in was?: When I had an ovarian cyst and I was in the ER at Centennial Hospital all night and I was flying home that morning
10. My favorite phrase is: Ohok
9. My room is: In need of a good cleaning
8. My favorite celebrity is: Don't really have one
5. My weakness is: Cute boys & I'm a little too honest sometimes
4. What I like about the opposite sex: Eyes, smile & arms
3. Who broke your heart: a couple people
2. One thing that makes you feel great is: My friends
1. You filled out 200 questions because?: I didn't fill out 200 questions...but I filled out however many cuz I'm bored and so anyone who happens to read my blog can learn a little more about me.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

99 Things

99 Things Tag

This seems like a fun and easy sort of tag!
(Just copy and paste this to your blog and bold the ones that you HAVE done.)

3. PLAYED IN A BAND -if you count middle school
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
8. CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN- Mt Lassen & Mt Sneffles....Lassen was mostly on my dad's shoulders cuz I was like 5 :)
10. SANG A SOLO- a few actually
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
15. Adopted a child- Hopefully someday :)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice- Only the one in Telluride haha
32. Been on a cruise- Not allowed to go on em...too many chances to get sick in closed quarters
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. TAUGHT YOURSELF A NEW LANGUAGE- Working on learning sign language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
44. Visited Africa
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person- A trip to Italy is my DREAM
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
55. BEEN IN A MOVIE- Home movies...hehe
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen- If they had one here I totally would
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies- Bought lots and lots of em!
62. GONE WHALE WATCHING- I was too young to remember though :(
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma- They don't want my diseased blood lol
65. Gone sky diving- I'd have a heart attack!!
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp- I don't know if I could handle that emotionally
68. Flown in a helicopter
71. EATEN CAVIAR- It's yucky
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (I've seen the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery.)...ditto I hear it's much better anyway :)
77. Broken a bone- I don't count toes or fingers
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person- Want to
80. Published a book - Just a poem
81. Visited the Vatican- Would love to
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem- I WISH!
85. Read the entire Bible
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury- My "disability" gets me out of it hehe
94. Had a baby
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. BEEN INVOLVED IN A LAWSUIT- My first car accident our insurance company sued theirs
99. BEEN STUNG BY A BEE- Lots of times

Sunday, February 1, 2009

To Those Who've Gone Before...

Over the course of my recent 2 week visit to TX I had the opportunity to go and visit the grave of my best friend Paul. I should have been visiting him, but he decided to take his own life 3 years ago. While sitting there talking to him...and I'm sure looking like a crazy person to everyone that drove by...I feel like I can bare it all. Lay it all out on the table. And not only because he's not there to argue or judge but because it's Paul. He would always be the one I could and did tell everything to. And when he was gone it was hard. I felt like I didn't have anyone who knew all my secrets and that I'd have to find that all over again. His death was one of the worst times in my life. I've been sick and begging the nurses to kill me and put me out of my misery, but never before had I felt such heartache and pain. Over the years it's gotten easier, and part of that has been realizing that he is still with me. People say that all the time "I know he's here with me" and we all just look at them and roll our eyes and think they're wackos. But I know what I have felt and I know it's real. And the fact that I have felt him there next to me in the temple solidifies that I'm not just imagining it, or wishing he were. Paul will always be my best guy friend. No man can ever replace him or live up to him. And now that I've gotten over the hurt...for the most part...I can look back at the pictures we've taken or the many memories I have with him and smile and laugh because I know that's what he would want. He never wanted anyone to be sad around him. It made him mad if someone made a girl cry. And so as I sit here and write this I smile through the tears, though they're not tears of sadness. They're tears for the times we laughed so hard we cried. Times we went to wal-mart at 3 am to get ice cream. Times when he forcibly made me sit and watch a scary movie "cuz it'll make you tough". Tears for the times that are yet to come, and for the time when I will see him again. There's one more cheerleader in heaven rootin for me.
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Shortly after writing this blog I learned that one of my very good friend's older brothers had passed away early saturday morning. He was 33, died in his sleep and they don't know what from. In my last blog about lessons learned, one of them was to cherish the people you love, because they can be taken from you in an instant. While I watch my friend go through torment and grief I can't help but think "I'm glad it's not my brother". I feel completely horrible even thinking that let alone putting it in here for all to see. Sara's brother had been on a mission, and he had been through the temple. He had a place to go home to. As much as we will all miss him, he will be in a better place where he will be happy and his mind will be perfect. I worry so much for my brothers. Both have rejected the church, and no matter how hard I try I cannot get them to come back. Their lifestyles aren't exactly in line with the church and they've taken their familes down that path too. I can't imagine spending eternity without them but brothers are not sealed to their spouses so my nephews and niece are not sealed to them. I pray for the day when I see that happen and I can know that my family will all be safe and all be together.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lessons Learned

I've learned a lot in my lifetime. Here are a few things that it's been a rough road learning, but totally worth it.

1. There are only a few choice people in your life that will truly always be there for you.

2. You can live after your heart has been broken a few times.

3. Hospitals sometimes make you more sick than make you better.

4. My family will always be my family no matter what they do, how much they disappoint me, or how much they annoy me I will always love them.

5. I really do love my friends and am grateful for the support they give me...even though I don't deserve it sometimes
friends Pictures, Images and Photos

6. Just because I'm blonde doesn't mean I'm dumb.

7. I probably learn more from my Primary kids than they do from me.

8. Sometimes I do know more than the doctors when it comes to my illness. Lol

9. My parents are actually more right than wrong, despite what I thought growing up :)

10. I let someone control me once, and I will never let that happen again.

11. I'm happy being me, and if someone doesn't like that than they don't deserve to be my friend.

12. The cuter the boy is, the more likely he is to be a jerk and break your heart.

13. You can have friends of any age, whether they're 2 or 82.

14. It's better to put your heart out there and tell someone how you feel and be rejected than to never tell that person and always wonder "what if".

15. My Dad's not Superman, but he's pretty darn close.
Even Superman Needs A Dad

16. Not everyone can handle my illness, and those who can't should not be judged because of it.

17. Don't take anyone in your life for granted, they can be gone in an instant.

18. I may never have kids of my own, though my nieces and nephews are my kids I can give back :)

19. The cuter the boy is, the dumber he usually is.

20. My dad will always be my hero no matter how old I get.

21. Don't waste your time on someone who makes you cry, they're not worth your tears.

22. I need to laugh every day, it's vital to my survival.

23. The cure to any illness is ice cream.

24. Watching Grey's Anatomy or NCIS can "seriously" get me through anything, no matter how crappy it is.
Interns Seriously / Greys Anatomy Pictures, Images and Photos

25. At some point in your life you have to grow up.

26. Bad things can happen to good people.

27. Just because you have to grow up doesn't mean you always have to act grown up.


28. A baby's laugh can cure any bad mood.

29. All newborns look like aliens.

30. Good looking AND smart is hard to find in a man, if you happen to come across one of these rare specimens hold on tight to them. (I've yet to see one)

31. My nieces and nephews are quite possibly the cutest kids ever made.

32. My best friend is someone I would do anything for, and you don't find that every day.

33. I'm happy without a man in my life...something which I thought would never be possible.

34. I would be willing to give my life for my nieces, nephews and family, even best friend.

35. Never drink something hot while driving, it WILL spill all over you and burn you in the whoo ha.

36. Snow and flip flops don't mix if you ever wish to feel your feet and toes again.

37. Don't anger a steer with horns when you have no food to distract it. You'll either get a really sore bum or sore boobs.

38. Sometimes you shouldn't trust your dad when he says "It's not that steep" and your on a dirt bike that's about to be on top of you.

39. Brothers never grow up, they will always act 14 and see you as their 10 year old little sister.

And finally.... 40. No matter how allergic I am to chocolate I cannot live without it. It is in my blood, my soul, it is a part of me.

peace, love-chocolate Pictures, Images and Photos

There are many more life lessons I have learned that are not included, and some for good reason. But mostly because it has taken me 2 days to think of the 40 ones I did with my handicapped brain.


Well it's late and my mind was completely blank on something to write about so here's what yall are stuck with tonight while I can't sleep :)

Do you ever get '​goodm​ornin​g'​ texts​ from anyon​e?​
almost every morning

​ is your cell phone​?​
next to me on the couch charging

Who last texte
​d you?
Thom I believe

What time did you go to sleep
​ last night​?​
Around 1 or so

What woke you up today
The dog whining to be let outside

When was the last time you talke
​d to your best frien​d?​
About 2 1/2 hrs ago when she went to bed since I'm staying at her house right now, yayayayay

Have you done anyth
​ing embar​rassi​ng latel​y?​
Not much embarrasses me

Dark hair or light
​ hair in the oppos​ite sex?
I like both, as long as it's not grey and he's not balding :)

What was your dream
​ about​ last night​?​
I don't recall

Are you curre​ntly frust​rated​ with a girl?
Yes, someone who doesn't realize that people use her because she is nice to a fault and doesn't realize that they're better off without those people even as friends.

Are you curre
​ntly frust​rated​ with a boy?
Two of em lol
life was so much easier when boys had cooties Pictures, Images and Photos

How is your hair right​ now?
Long, blonde, curly and in a pony tail cuz it's night time

Do you wear makeu​p?​

What are you doing
​ later​?​
Sleeping, then watching tv and waiting for Rachel to get off work

What did you do yeste
Watched tv, helped Rach buy some new work clothes

Do you prefe
​r to call or text?
​​text...always text. I hate talking on the phone
texting Pictures, Images and Photos

Where​ is your biolo​gical​ fathe​r right​ now?
Sleeping in his bed at home in CO

Do you think
​ relat​ionsh​ips are ever reall​y worth​ it?
Of course they are. Even if they don't work out, you still learn a lot from them.

Are you a bad influ
Not so much anymore

How do you feel about
​ your life right​ now?
Eh, I love my life but at the same time I feel stuck in a rut

Has anybo
​dy ever given​ you butte​rflie​s?​​
A couple people have

When was the last time you went shopp
A few hours ago

Did you laugh
​ a lot at somet​hing today​?​
I laugh at something everyday

Do you think
​ anyon​e has feeli​ngs for you?
My mommy and daddy love me hehe

How many texts​ are in your inbox​?​​
I have no idea. 50 some I think

​ were you on July 4th?
In Utah with Angie and her family

When was the last time you were sad?

I dunno, not that long ago

​es this,​​ what are you doing​ right​ now?
Watching House
House Pictures, Images and Photos

Will you be up befor​e 7 am tomor​row?​
haha heck no!

Is it easy for someo​ne to make you smile​/​laugh​?​
Most of the time yes

​ you date someo​ne right​ now if they asked​ you?
Depends on the person

Is there
​ any emoti​on you'​re tryin​g to avoid​ right​ now?
There are always emotions I try and avoid

Are you curre
​ntly waiti​ng to get a body pierc​ing or tatto​o?​
Thought about it and came very close to getting a tattoo but no...

​ at anyon​e?​
Not so much

Are you tired
​ right​ now?
Working my ways towards there

Will you get marri
I hope to someday

Do you curre
​ntly have a hicke​y?​
Ewww no, no tramp stamps for me

​'​s your best frien​d?​
Asleep in the room next to me

Were you happy
​ when you woke up today​?​
Yup, I woke up cuddling with 2 doggies, it was great

​ do you wish you were right​ now?
In bed

​ out or night​ in?
Depends on how I feel, who I'm with and what's going on

​ you share​ a drink​ with a stran​ger?​
NO! I'm a germaphobic

This time last year can you remem
​ber who you liked​?​
yup, sure do

​s the last time you talke​d with the oppos​ite sex on the phone​?​
It's been a couple days

What will you be doing
​ in 3 hours​?​
Sleep Pictures, Images and Photos

Have you held hands
​ with anyon​e in the past three​ month​s?​

When was the last time you wante
​d to punch​ someo​ne in their​ face?
Today...A certain someone has made me want to punch them in their face every time they open their mouth or use their texts

What is the last thing
​ you spent​ money​ on?
Cereal and bead supplies

Have you ever block
​ed someo​ne on MySpa​ce befor​e?​
Quite a few people, there are some weirdos out there!

Who came over tonig​ht?​
No one

Do you like the color
​ green​?​
I'm using it so that must mean I do eh?

Do you like your name?

Yup, except for at Christmas when everyone feels the need to sing songs that have my name in it. They all think they're so clever like they're the only ones who have ever done that before

Are any of your frien
​ds pregn​ant?​
Quite a few actually

What were you doing
​ at 9 this morni​ng?​

Can you admit
​ when you'​re wrong​?​

Who was the last girl you talke
​d to?

What was the highl
​ight of your day?
Finally leaving the house lol

What is your salad dressing of choice?
Ranch if I know the restaurant, otherwise italian or ceasar

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Jinbeh, Olive Garden, or the fool proof Chilis

What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
Nothing, my stomach is too sensitive

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Cheese & pepperoni

What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter or cinnamon & sugar

How many televisions are in your house?

What color cell phone do you have?
Dark blue & black

Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A tooth, blood, and cancerous tissue...gross I know

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Twice, when I was 5 I was pushed off a stage onto a hardwood floor and fell face first and when I was 16 I was in a car accident and broke my window with my head.

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Heck no!

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Shaniqua haha jk jk I can't think of anything I'd change it to

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Oh yeah

How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
Not sure, quite a few
flip flops Pictures, Images and Photos

Last time you had a run-in from the cops?
It's been a while

Last person you hugged?


My favorite season is fall in CO. All the colors are so beautiful

Christmas, and not because of the presents...

Day of the week?
Saturday or Sunday

Are you missing someone?
My parents and a couple others :)

What's your mood?
Sleepy and hurting

What are you listening to?
Yankee Doodle is playing on Superstars of Dance lol

What are you watching?
Refer to above...Superstars of Dance

Are you worried about anything?
Money, health and a couple other things

First place you went this morning?
Where every normal person the bathroom

What's the last movie you saw?
In theaters...Bride Wars, in TV...The Last Templar

Do you smile often?
You betcha!


1)Do you always answer your cell phone?

2) It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it from?
Thom, Paul or Rachel

3) If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I like my blue eyes thank you very much
Blue Eyes Pictures, Images and Photos

4) What flavor drink do you get at Sonic
Strawberry or cherry limeade

5)Do you own a digital camera?
of course

6)Have you ever had a pet fish?
Yup, 3 of em

7) Favorite Christmas song?
Any song that doesn't have my name in it lol

8)What's on your wish list for your birthday?

9) Can you do push ups?
Only girly ones or I'll break my shoulder

10) Can you do a chin up?
Nope, only cuz of my shoulder

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
A little of both

12) Do you have any saved texts?

13) Ever been in a car wreck?
More than I should have been in, I know too many bad drivers.

14) Do you have an accent?
Only when I come back here to TX to visit, or when I talk with someone that has a southern accent.

15) What is the last song to make you cry?
Carrie Underwood Just A Dream at the CMA's

Carrie Underwood Just A dream Pictures, Images and Photos

16) Plans tonight?
Sleeping, as soon as I finish this

17) Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Oh yeah

18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday
Cereal, bead wire, and a new bra

19) Have you ever been given roses?
Sure have

20) Current worry?
I think I already answered this but oh, my health and a couple other things

21) Current hate right now?
Immature, controlling, patronizing idiots, the economy, and this is more of a frustration...people who put up with being treated like crap and used by the patronizing idiots.

22) Met someone who changed your life?
I have before but not recently

23) How did you bring in the New Year?
went hot tubbing then played Wii Bowling for 3 or 4 hrs lol

24) What song represents you?
There are soooooo many that could

25) Name three people who might complete this?
Prolly no one

26) What were you doing 12 AM last night?
About to go to sleep

27) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
"Daisy shut up and stop whining"

puppy Pictures, Images and Photos