Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wow, it's been a year!

I was looking at my blog today and it really has been a year since I've been on here and updated my life! The last 2 years have been quite the journey for me. I left anything and everything I ever wanted and cared about to come to nothing. Well I would ask myself everyday what in the world I was doing here in Utah. It only took me a year and four months to forget about why I moved here and let life take me where it needs to go. In November 2009 my great aunt that lived up here went through a rough surgery and I went and saw her in the care center. She was recovering and getting better. I went home for an early christmas and she was supposed to be home by the time I got back to Utah. I called her house to check on her and nothing so I called the care center and she was still there. Her heath was declining and she ended up passing away. Through all of this I began to realize why I came here. I met an amazing family that took care of Larsen and became mine. I had a place here. I didn't feel so alone. I had a family to be with, to tell my trials, to go to church with, to have sunday dinners and take sunday naps with. I also met my best friend through all of this and he has been such a great answer to my prayers. I have learned and I have grown so much in the past few years and now I know it is again time to move on.
As I was driving home to Utah from a quick 4th of july visit to Arizona, I reflected on the last few years. I really miss being close to my family and being apart of my niece and nephews lives. I am here 13 hours away from my family and the only thing that I am staying here for is a job. I realized that its time to come back to Arizona. I feel like I have accomplished the things that I came here to do and I'm ready for the next chapter in my life. I don't know whats to come for me but I know I need to start progressing toward something different right now and I'm excited to find out what it is.
I have really made so many good friends here and I am going to be really sad to leave. Today for some reason I was reflecting on all of the people that I have become friends with that have had an impact on me and helped me progress. I wouldn't be the person I am today with out them!

Me and Morg

Amie, Mickelle, & Me

Anna, Me, & Nicole

Me, Jenna, & Ailli

Me and Chad

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

Ok so these pictures are very much out of order but I'll tell lil stories for each picture. Well Richard, Chelsey, and the kids all came down to Provo to come visit me for 4th of July. We had so much fun! So enjoy the pictures!

Me and Richard when we got home from the fire works

My manager let me get off work early to spend time with my family. We went to the grassy area in the parking lot in front of Red Lobster. It was so much fun! Hayden was trying to make fishy lips!

Um I was not doing so good taking pictures

The front of Red Lobster

Me and Tucker

The family came to eat dinner at Red Lobster. My manager let me serve and eat dinner with them. I was so grateful that he let me do that, it was so fun! Well any way, the boys wanted to see the lobsters so I was fishing for one!

I was just getting ready to pull one out!

The lobsters like to hold crayons! I dont know if you can tell but its holding a red one!

I was trying to get Tucker to let the lobster hold the crayon but he was so scared of it!

I finally convinced him to at least take a picture of us with the lobster. He was so afraid that he kept his eyes on it to make sure it wouldn't get him.

Earlier that morning we went to the park up from my house to let the kids run around. It was really fun! Whats life with out funny faces?

Me showing off my muscles!

Me and the kids!

Surprise faces!

More funny faces!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Life in Roman Gardens 106

Wow, so much has changed since my last post on my blog. First of all I moved, that was definatly a great change. I really grew to love my old room mates but it was a needed change. I absolutly love living in Roman Gardens. I have met so many fun people and I really love my room mates! I have no complaints!
Work is going really good as well. I've really gotten to know my crew members a lot better and I actually like going to work now. I still get stressed out easy but it life and I ask for help and things just work out! Things are really going good! I'm really happy! I also got a new calling. I'm on the activities committee so I will be getting to know people in my ward a lot better!

Me and Isaac

Me, Isaac, & Brandon eatting the yummy birthday cake I made!

Dave, Joe, Me, & Sam

Me and Chelsie

And of coarse Me and Mal

Monday, January 12, 2009

SX 2009

Well this weekend was an opportuinity I'm so glad I did not pass up! Pretty much the week of Supercorss, Andy's buddy called him and old him that he wasn't going to make it. Well Andy called me and wanted to know if I wanted to go. It was such short notice I didn't know if I'd be able to get things worked out.
I was scheduled to work Saturday afternoon and I was really nrevous I wasn't going to be able to ahve someone take my shift for me. Well I decided to go into work on Monday during my lunch break from school and ask around to see if anyone would work for me. A girl gladly covered my shift and I went on my way to figure out the next obstacle... A plane ticket.
I had been looking and checking prices the day before and nothing was cheap because of sort notice. I called my friend Kent that went to BYU last semester and is now back home in Gilbert to see if we can hang out if I got an early flight. He told me he couldn't because he was flying back to Provo to pack up his car and drive it back. I asked if there would be room for me to go home with him. He said there would be but I'd have to leave Thursaday morning because it was supposed to snow on Friday. That was perfect!
We got to town right at 7 on Thurday and Kent dropped me off at Chase Field. Parts Unlimited was sponsoring a showcase and a dinner for the dealers. At the dinner, Andy won a Chad Reed Jersey and he was going to get it signed on Saturday! We also got to watch the track being bulit it was so cool! The picture wasn't all that great but it was a cool thing to experience!

Saturday morning I got to spend some time with Lincoln and play before I left for the big day!
Haha, I was totally taking this picture and neither one of us were looking.. Don't ask!

We got to see Ryan Vilapoto talk a lil bit to us, It was neat!

Then Chad Reed came out to speak with us and sign a few autoraphs!

This is just me with Andy's Chad Reed Jersy thats signed!

I'm one lucky girl! Not only did I get Chad's autograph but I got to take a picture with him!

Here is a picture of the track all finished, right before the races began!

It's tradition to take a picture of the girls holding the count down sign. Our seats were right behind the starting gate and finish line! It was so sweet sitting there!

Me and Andy being cheezy as ever! Oh man did I have a blast!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Break!

Well this Christmas break couldn't have been anymore perfect than it already was! I got to celebrate Hayden's birthday, Christmas, meeting my new nephew Brody and my niece Camilla, Being able to go to Camillas blessing, and best of all spending a lot of quality time with my whole family. It was seriously perfect!

Me holding Camilla for the first time!

Me, Hayden, and Camilla

Tucker, Hayden, me, & Camilla

Tucker and Hayden with Hayden's birthday cake!

Haha, its me and Hayden after scarfing down the cake!

Me and the boys Christmas morning! They were so excited it was cute!

Traditional funny faces!

Haha, this picture cracks me up!

Me holding Brody for the first time!

My sister-in laws and their cute kids!

The family playing monopoly together!

Hayden, Tucker, Me, & Camilla right before I went to the airport!

Me and Camilla after she was blessed

The family

Richard's family

Tucker and Camilla..