February 23, 2010
There is a part in the book when a character is discouraged. She then grabs her Book of Mormon and reads this passage in the book of Alma, "I would that ye should be humble, and submissive...always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive." Then she starts to name off things she is grateful for...some, to me, didn't seem like things you should be grateful for, but it made her happier so I think it's a good idea. I'm grateful for so many things....this could take a while. :) In no particular order...
Smiles. Orange juice. Cookie dough. Milk. Wendy's. Hot chocolate. Texas Roadhouse. Snow. SUMMER. Boating. Holidays. Sports. Sleeping in. Twix. Reese's. Actually every candy bar. :)Facebook. Flowers. The smell of freshly mowed grass. Dinkus and how she knocks over every glass in our house. Sweet Tazz. EDUCATION! My dental hygiene class and how awesome they were. My job and the kids that teach me patience. Getting the opportunity to work with special needs patients (they have a special place in my heart). FRIENDS (inside jokes, laughing til we die, acting dumb and they still accept me, someone to talk to when I'm sad. ect.) My Dad and his hard work and goofy side. My sweet mom. Dave's hilarious jokes and laugh. Kenzie for loving my brother and Isaac and her sweet self. Isaac just for making me smile always (I miss him) Elliot for being and example and his witty sense of humor. Traci for being the first person I can actually say is like a sister to me. Nate for going on a mission and being one of my best friends. Will for always smiling. My extended family. Trials. Broken hearts. Provo (even though I hated it I love the friends I made). Prayer. Music. The piano. My talents. Rock n' Roll. Hymns. Running (that my body is actually healthy enough to work out) The Office. House. That 70s Show. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Jack in the box milkshakes. The internet. Fireplaces. Pillows. SLEEPING. Hair elastics. Rain. My car breakin' down a lot. Things not working out. Things working out. :) The scriptures. TV. The Olympics. Mistakes to learn from later. Unexpected messages from friends. iPods. Ice cream. Books. General CONFERENCE and our leaders! Being poor and not being able to find another job. Harry Potter. Contacts. Thunderstorms. THE GOSPEL!...I could go on forever, but I already feel better. :) The good things definately outweigh the bad...
November 22, 2009
Me...Oh so innocent. :)
August 25, 2009
Me and Rachel...my sister-in-laws
August 2, 2009
Cami, Megan, Me
My Aunt...fellow Dental Hygienist. :)
I was EXCITED!!!
April 29th: Anesthesia Board
May 1st: Clinical Board........Proud to say I passed them both and now have my license!
May 2nd: Started workin' my seasonal job @ Town & Country Gardens (Bringing beautiful things to life)
Memorial Day Weekend: Was pure craziness!
~I actually got to meet my future sister in law over Memorial Day and she is so cute. We went to the cabin as a family the entire weekend and it was a splendid time. They are actually getting married this TUESDAY August 4, 2009. I'm very excited! Isacc loves her and asks her when they've talked on the phone "I'm excited for you to be my mommy are you excited to be my mommy."
~I turned 23! Actually ON Memorial Day...
~Nate Graduated from High School....
July 2nd: We took Nate down to the MTC!
....AND I found out I'm going to have a new niece. Elliot and Traci are expecting at the end of November and it's going to be so much fun to have a GIRL! (I probably won't know how to deal with her, because I'm so used to boys, but it'll be good for me. )
July 23rd: Nate called us when he was at the airport leaving for the Domincan Republic MTC. He is doing SO well. It's amazing the change I could sense in him from even 3 weeks in the MTC. I'm so grateful that I have been able to watch brothers go on missions and the blessings they bring. As Nate mentioned in his first letter to me, "Kings will be and should be jealous of what we have." The gospel is true. :)
He's already told Will to read the Book of Mormon about 5 times. I think if he hasn't done it by the time Nate gets home, Nate is going to pound him into submission. :)
July 23rd-26th: BEAR LAKE!!! I got to go to Bear Lake for the weekend. I love it! Boating. Jet skiing. Milkshakes. Fun people. Card Games. Yummy food.
AND this past week I worked my 1st full week as a dental hygienist! :) I temped 5 days in 3 different offices. I loved it and am glad I chose this as my career. It was good to get my feet wet, but oh boy I have a lot to learn. I'm gonna have to fake it til' I make it. Hopefully my own job is somewhere in the near future...
April 18, 2009
March 23, 2009
So on Friday is my National written board and I don't think I've ever been so stressed in my life!!!! I feel like all my years of college have led up to this test and I'm not prepared....and I've been studying like CrAzY. THERE'S SO much to KNOW!!! While I'm studying I read about diseases and symptoms induced by stress and I think, "Oh I'm gonna get that. AWESOME!" Or while I'm studying pharmacology and I read about anti-anxiety medications I wonder..."Oooh that sounds simply splendid, where can I get some?"
All I know is that Friday night cannot come soon enough and then I can take a breather for well, a second....
February 28, 2009
I was tagged by AMY...
Uhhh...EVERYONE!! It was kinda fun.
I think this was in 2000 or 2001. My dad was a little into hiking that year and wanted to hike table rock so we decided to join him. (I LOVE Will's binoculars and Pokemon shirt. Haha! And I don't know what the heck I'm doing with my arms.) I was in really good shape that year, but it was still really hard. By the end of the hike I heard Will crying (he was only 7) so I gave him a piggyback the last 1 or 2 miles of the hike. It was fun and I want to do it again!