Sunday, April 30, 2006

La Arizona

I have to post an entry to make you all jealous! I am in warm, perfect Arizona right now, at the very cozy house with the very yummy pool/hot tub/diving board/rock waterslide combo. Heather, Jacob, and Rebecca breezed into the airport an hour after I flew in to pick me up, but made it up with a little In-n-Out on the way home. Jacob's big thing right now is putting 'la' in front of every vowel with a bad accent. For instance, 'when we get to la house we can go swimming in la pool'. He had been talking like that the whole way home when we passed LA FITNESS. I said look Jacob, it's la fitness, and he goes, "yes, I'd like to get la fit". He is too funny. Not little kid funny, like adult funny. So anyhow, things are great here, and I will post some pics tomorrow, with, I'm sure, many other funny anecdotes. Time to go to la bed.

Sunday, April 23, 2006


This is Drago and I love him. I think Tyler and I need to have a baby, because we talk about Drago and Minnie like they're our children. But they are better than kids because they don't cry, and we only visit them once a day... and they don't cost us anything! Kell, I had to post this picture so you could show Cate what's waiting for her in Idaho.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

A very good day

This isn't a pic from today, it was a couple weeks ago, but a pic of Idaho nonetheless. This doesn't do any sort of justice to how beautiful this scene was. The sky was so pretty, I actually pulled over on my way home from work to take a picture of it. Back to the present... I didn't have to work today and it was wonderful! Today was the first hot day that we have had this year, and it actually felt like summer. I love those first couple of warm days in the year, there's such a unique feel to them. So I had my first session of laying out on the lawn in the sun and reading. I'm reading the Da Vinci code right now. Pretty interesting, I love it. I was talking to Kelly earlier today about how when I'm reading it, it's just another reminder of how true the church is. Tonight Tyler and I went to an Elder's quorom dinner that was sooo yummy. Barbequed steaks, yummy salad and rolls, and of course... potatos! I really like our ward. We rode the bullet bike there and bike so that was fun. Anyway, I've got that "I was in the sun all day" glow and I love it!! I love summer, and Idaho is so beautiful this time of year. So green with big open skies, and mountains off in the distance. AND- I saw my first garage sale of the season today and it put a smile on my face! That's all for now.

Monday, April 17, 2006

The power of red lipstick

For some reason these past couple months, I have been majorly lacking in self confidence, and have pretty much felt fat and ugly. I have always had little body issues, but never before like this. I didn't understand what was going on with me and why I was feeling so bad about myself, but I didn't like it. Then one night at cooking club we all decided to put on Shauna's "perfect" red lipstick... and if you've ever shopped for red lipstick, you'll know that it is hard to find. I have never really worn any lipstick, let alone red lipstick, so it was a little shocking to me at first, and I thought I looked pretty ridiculous. But after the shock wore off, something started to happen to me. I felt real cute, and real confident, and like a totally changed woman. It was incredible. I went home to Tyler totally different than I had left, and although he didn't like the color, he did like the change. Not only did it affect me that night, but even the next day I could feel its effect. I felt and dressed like I had lost 10 pounds, even though I doubt that happened overnight. So, if you haven't tried it, you need to. It is a tool of empowerment.

A Utopian Society

I just figured out how to post a picture so here's me and Tyler (sorry mom- Tyler and me), at his surprise 25th birthday party that I threw him in February.

To the right you will see my own private Utopia. I just got this journal/creative writing book that gives you questions to answer, and one of the questions tells you to describe your utopia. Immediately I thought of my cozy afternoon I was enjoying in my clean house, watching Pride and Prejudice, and eating a fiesta bowl with diet Sprite. Aaahh, bliss. Then I read on to find that they had a much bigger picture in mind than myself. I was supposed to describe a whole city. Here's what I say to that... you have to take pleasure in the little things. We can all live in a Utopian society if people would figure that out.

'Utopia: any place or state of ideal perfection'.... so what is everyone elses idea of perfection? Tell me about it in your comment.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

My Beautiful Easter

I had a really cool experience today that I feel the need to record. Last night I had a dream that mom was some how able to come back to life. It was her same body that was buried and everything, but it was fixed and alive again. She was sitting on the couch and I was laying across her lap and feeling her arms and face. I was asking her if I had to be gentle with her, and she said only a little bit. We were living in a house that I've never seen before, with Dad, and it was just the three of us, like old times. It was such a good feeling, such a real feeling of getting to talk and touch and just be with mom. When I woke up, before I was even fully conscious, I turned to Tyler and told him all about my dream. Half asleep he responded, 'you had that dream because it's easter'. I had totally forgotten. My dream really stuck with me all day today, I couldn't shake the feeling of it, or Tyler's words. As I sat in primary with all the beautiful little baby voices singing, "Did Jesus really live again?... Yes, when the third day came. He wakened and He left the tomb; He called Mary's name. Did Jesus come to those He loved? Yes, people touched His feet, and of the fish and honeycomb He did truly eat. Did Jesus really live again after he had died? Oh yes! And so shall I!" Even as I am typing this now I am getting teared up. It was a pretty cool little easter testimony to gain. I felt so poignantly just how real the ressurection is, and how wonderful it's going to be.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Gotta go

As soon as I focus my attention on anything other than my husband Tyler, he immediately demands all of it. Sooooo, what I'm trying to say is that I gots ta go.