Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Walking in a winter wonderland...

Well it is officially winter and Cedar City has had a ton of snow! Tiffany was amazing and purchased a snow shovel for our house (Thanks Tiff!) and we have had to use it a ton it seems like! But of course when it snows you have to play in it! She and I went to our friend Steve's house to chill one night and had so much fun! We made a snow-man, he was kinda small! We also made probably 30 or more snow-angels! That was way fun! After all that fun we went inside and drank hot chocolate! That is one of my favorite things in the winter!
A few nights later we ended up going to our friend Kami's house for a little bit. When we were going to leave my car got stuck in her drive way not once, not twice, not even three times, it got stuck four times!!! Talk about a joke! We had to have her neighbors come over and help push it out finally! So when we got home that night we decided that maybe we should shovel our driveway as well so that none of us got stuck the next morning trying to leave! So even though it was midnight the three of us took turns shoveling, and then enjoyed some more hot chocolate! UMMMM!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Long time gone...

So quite a bit has happened since I last updated this. The first thing was of course Halloween! I love Halloween so much! Dressing up, puting up decorations, watching scary movies, carving pumpkins, handing out/recieving candy... What could be better? This year I decided to go as Betty Boop! The costume was a little hard to find and I ended up ordering one on the internet. Once it got here I was kinda nervous about how much skin it showed so I added on straps, and put a 2 inch ruffle along the bottom... All by hand sewing it on!!! Yeah I know, I am kinda a joke but it was so worth it!!! I loved my costume and even though a lot of people didn't get to see me in it, it was worth it!

Second thing that happened was the election. I think that this was of the most contrversial elections ever! So many people were judging the candidates off of race, religion, gender, and age. I couldn't believe how many ignorant people voted this year for a candidate not because of what he or she wanted to do while in office, but because of one of the above listed reasons. Or vice versa, so many people would vote for the opposition because of the were not black, or female, or a mormon. I tried very hard to study up on all of the candidates and figure out which ones I agreed with the most as far as what they said they wanted to change. As for the final two Mccain and Obama, I voted for Obama. Yes there are things that are not my favorite with him, but at the same time there is a lot more that I like with him then I did with Mccain. For being the first election I have been old to vote in, I think it was a good one!

The third thing that happened was I had the opportunity to go to Vegas for a retail ralley for my work. The theme was hotels in Vegas and our store was the Hard Rock Hotel. Each of us got to dress up as different singers that we liked. My choice of singer was Madonna, from her "Like a Virgin" era. It was so fun dress up, go to Vegas, and get to see people you work with in a different environment. Our store won the 2 best awards for the night being the Most Gross Gains for the year (aka. new lines of service) and the Swagger award (aka. the spirit award.) We worked so hard for this and have been robbed of it the last two years! Thanks so much to Bri and all of her hard work she put in to help us come home with this award!

Last, but definitely not least is the fact that 2 days ago I had a brand new nephew born. His name is Andrew S. Madsen. He is 8 lbs. 5 oz. 21 1/2 inches long. He is so cute! That brings the grand total up to 9 nieces and 6 nephews so far! I love my family so much and feel so blessed to be a part of these amazing peoples lives! They help me more then they will ever know! My biggest wish and prayer is that one day I can find the love with someone that each of my siblings have found with their spouses and that we too can be blessed by the Lord with beautiful children!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cause this is thriller, thriller night...

The other night I had the chance to go to Odyseey Dance Companys Thriller at Tuachahn in St. George. I have always wanted to go but every year it seems like something happens that makes it so I don't get to attend. But this year I decide I had to go! So I talked with two of my friends and we all decided to go together. It was AMAZING!!! When they first open the gates up they have some cast members dressed up and walking around with everyone to help set the mood I guess (that is when most of the pictures were taken.) Then as soon as the music started I fell in love!!! They were amazing! The dancers were so talented and I loved all of the different ways they used the songs and themes and portrayed them into dance. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is ever thinking about attending! You will not regret it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Starting Now...

So I have been thinking about starting up a blog for a while now and finally today figured why not! A little back ground information on me: My name is Laurie Ruth Stubbs. I live in Cedar City, Utah. I work for Verizon Wireless in St. George, Utah (yes I know I am crazy to commute.) I am 20 years old. I currently have 9 nieces and 5 nephews with 2 more nephew on the way and another baby on the way. I love my family so much. My Mom is my best friend. I really don't know what I would do sometimes without her. I love to go home and visit every chance I get. I love hanging out with my friends. They are crazy and full of life and help me realize to not stress the little things. Going to concerts is fabulous!!!! I wish I was closer to where they all come so it would be easier to attend them more often. Shopping is my favorite past time and biggest addiction. I love retail therepy and can often tell you which item was purchased when and where and why. Ha ha I know kinda a joke. I have one of the best memories for the most random facts. I often will just say something that makes perfect sense to me and everyone else thinks it is crazy that I even know that fact. I love music and dancing and often will bust out into song or dance, ha ha it is great! Well I think that is about all for tonight. I will try to get on here often to keep things updated!