Wednesday, August 25, 2010

If you see a Guy reach for stars in the sky...

Last Saturday my mom and I went to Salt Lake for the day.
We attended a luncheon at a country club
(it sounds so fancy!)
went shopping at the Gateway
and then that evening we attended
Guys and Dolls!

I was so excited for this for 2 reasons:
1. I was a hotbox dancer for this play in high school
2. One of my best friends Scotty was Benny!

I love this play and this was a great production of it!
I was so impressed with most of the lead characters
but Miss Adelaide was my favorite!
(I wish I had a picture!)
She was awesome and kind of stole the whole show.

But the other best part was watching Scotty do something he loves!

(sorry this one was taken on my phone)

I have known Scotty for about 4 years now
and I knew he sang,
I knew he use to do plays in high school,
but I had never seen him perform.

He did AWESOME!!!
I was so proud!
It was also hilarious to watch him dance.
And Benny was the perfect part for him
because sometimes while he was up there
he was just being himself, not playing a part.

My mom laughed at me for laughing at him,
but I couldn't stop!

I almost hope I can go again when I am up there this weekend!

Good job Scotty!
I hope you start doing plays more often!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One year ago

  • I was packing up 2 suitcases with the clothes and items I would need for 5 months.
  • I was saying goodbye to my family for 5 months.
  • I was picking up my best friend and driving to Salt Lake.
  • I was getting ready to start a week of training for a job that would take me thousands of miles away from home.
  • And I was scared silly.

I can't believe that a year has gone by!  I was so excited to go on the biggest adventure of my life!  To go to a tropical island and live in a place where I wouldn't know a single person except for my best friend Kassidy who was going with me.  A place that I had only found out 3 weeks before that I would be moving to. 

I had no idea what adventures would come my way.  The people I would meet.  The places I would visit.  I am so thankful for the opportunity that I had to go there.  For everything I learned about myself and the world.  One year goes by so quickly!

Also another celebration that is going on today is a blog-o-versary over at Love and Happiness!  To celebrate she is hosting a giveaway.  Go enter and if you win I want one of the caramels! lol

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Those adorable pink Toms Shoes for a little girl
that I talked about a little while ago?

Well my oldest sister found out this week that
she is having a little girl in December!

I think I just found my excuse for buying those...

Little girls are so much fun!

Congrats Jess!  I am so excited for you!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Gummy Worming!

The other night I was in high school again
or maybe middle school even
but it was so much fun

My niece Lydia and my sister-in-law's
two sisters Sara and Rosie were staying at my house for the night
and I decided we needed to do something fun and adventurous

so we went Gummy Worming!

In case you don't know what this is let me explain...
1. Buy original type of gummy worms, not the sour ones
2. Get most of the said gummy worms wet, usually by putting them in your mouth
3. Flick wet gummy worms around so they get nice and sticky
4. Drive around town and find unsuspecting people or cars
5. Throw gummy worms at said people or cars

(please keep in mind we live in a very small town
where mischeif like this is not uncommon)

These girls were a blast to do this with!
I mainly was just the driver, but I got in a few good ones myself.
I also made sure we were listening to proper music
Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha.
Yeah we know how to jam.

(action shots are always the most unflattering,
but the funniest!)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Turn that frown upside down

Yesterday I was having one of those days where everything was sort of setting me off.
After my nephew and I had a small episode over a snack I decided I needed to cool off.

So this is how I fixed my mood:

I made cookies with my niece Gwen for my good friends birthday.

And while we did this we watched a musical.
Yesterday's choice was The Music Man.

By the time the cookies were out of oven and the band marched down the street
I was a happy girl!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Small update

I need to make quite a few posts.
I am behind.
But for today this is what you get.

My current playlist:
Use Somebody by Tyrone Wells (this is a remake, and possibly better then the original)
Hideaway by The Weepies
King of Anything by Sara Bareilles
Break Me Out by The Rescues
5:19 by Matt Wertz
Wild At Heart by Gloriana
Paris (oh la la) by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals