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I've grown up in Phoenix and have LOVED it!! I have 3 beautiful sisters and 8 wonderful nieces and nephews!! They light up my life!! I have wonderful parents who still continue to help me grow every day. I really could not ask for better parents. Right now I take care of my wonderful grandmother who has dementia. We have so much fun together. And I'm grateful that I can spend this time with her!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

No Doubt!!!!

YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! I went to the NO DOUBT concert!!!! The concert was AMAZING!!!!
Are you jealous??? Well, you should be... hahaha!!
Paramore opened for them and they were great!!!! I really wish I could pull of orange/red hair like her!!We had amazing seats 2nd section 2nd row right behind where a wheel chair would be... this girl (I think) named... um... Pat... LOVED to dance in that spot! haha!! It was sometimes more entertaining to watch Pat then the show. I have video... I need someone to show me how to post video clips on this thing... because you're gonna freaking LOVE Pat's moves!!Gwen freaking ROCKS!!!!!!There comes a time when you should give up the tutu... and the time is NOW drummer boy!! NASTY... BUT SO PREDICTABLE!I didn't want the concert to end! They really know how to put on a GREAT show!And thanks Aaron for the great tickets!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

So many things to show you...

I had a blast this past week!!! REALLY!!!! First, I dropped my parents off at the airport... I'm so proud of them for getting on an airplane... good job kids!! Now I'm all ALONE at home... Empty Nester...
Can you say CHEESE Dad!
Last Friday night I went to girls night.... soooooooooooo fun!! A bunch of us girls went to Katie's house and I just have to say that someone was soooo SWEATY!! I don't know what was wrong with this person... but of course I didn't have my camera DOWN THERE at Katie's so I couldn't document this person!!!! I learned so much about life there and all the things I get to look forward to. HAHAHA!!!

I was also very lucky on Saturday night!! My sister had an extra ticket to see Brian Regan at the Dodge Theater... and of course I offered to take that ticket off her hands!! THANK YOU AARON JOHN!!! I'm sooooooo glad that you LOVE the Sherrif Posse events!!!!!!!

So T.K. and I had to pose outside the Dodge Theater... Thank you Ginny for taking this picture of us... and thank you Colin for being a good husband to your wife and dropping her off in front so she could be of assistance to us!!

Then of course we needed a picture inside the theater... like you can tell...
I have to say that if you get a chance to go to a Brian Regan show... DO IT!! Just be aware your cheeks and your sides will hurt like no other!!!!
Monday for FHE we went to a park and had a JELLO slip n' slide... I would just like to "thank" Casey and Taylor for giving me a jello bath!! Seriously... I washed myself off before these pictures and I still was all goopy!! Thanks a LOT guys!!!!
Dang Taylor... you can jump!! And just so the blogging world knows... I have revenge in my heart... I'm going to get Casey, Taylor and Austin back!!! They won't even know what HIT them...On Tuesday Grandma and I baked these DELISH lemon cookies!!! YUMMY!! Grandma did such a good job putting all the items in the bowl and rolling the cookies into balls!! We had so much fun talking about when she use to teach the kids at church how to bake. Good Times!!
So our first batch didn't turn out so well...But these were Soooo YUMMY!! We actually made them for someone in my homeward... haha!! They NEVER made it... I'm looking at the empty plate right now!! oops!!! Grandma and I went and celebrated my cousin DeAnna's birthday and graduation today!! We decided to go to the movies and lunch... We all had a ton of fun and giggled a LOT!!!!
Grandma and Cindy were having some giggles at the moment...

And now... here comes the graduate!!! Congrats DeAnna!!! You're a lucky girl to have BOTH your grandma's with you on your big day!!!
Glad I got to come and see you get your diploma and spend the day with you!!!!
So seriously... this has been a great week so far!! AND I'm looking forward to the REST of the week... which I KNOW I'll have to post about soon!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I have been so blessed in my life! I have a WONDERFUL MOTHER who has taught me, cared for me and continues to LOVE me!! I am so grateful for the great example my MOM is! I love talking and laughing with my MOTHER! She is the BEST person to tell a story to... she will ALWAYS LAUGH... I guess we have that in common!
Mother, I just want to let you know that I love you! I don't tell you that enough... but I hope you know that! I am so grateful that you have a sweet testimony of the gospel and share that with me and others around you. You truly are an example! THANKS FOR BEING THE BEST MOM A GIRL COULD EVER ASK FOR!!
I also want to thank my sisters for being such great examples to me too. I know that when the time comes for me to have children I can look at you girls and follow your lead. You all have a light that shines so bright and I am truly thankful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with not one but THREE great sisters!! Thanks for always being there for me when I need a shoulder to lean on. I KNOW I was blessed to come to this family... and I will NEVER take that for granted. Know that I look up to ALL of you and I LOVE you guys sooooooo much! xOxO (I know I put the x's in there... but really I'm JUST giving you big HUGS!! hahaha...)
Happy Mother's Day!!

Another FUN couple of weeks!!

So the past couple of weeks have been packed with activities. I had a chance to take a break and relax and get a pedi with my friend Shelly!! We did what we know best... laugh and laugh some more!! You know what I really HATE when getting a pedicure??? I'll tell you... when the girl that's doing the pedi scrubs your arch of your foot... oh that KILLS!! It tickles soooooooo BAD!! I HATE THAT!!! But I LOVE everything else about getting a pedicure!! Thanks Shelly for taking a break with me... let's do it again soon!!
My dear friend Lisa got married to the love of her life Andy... I'm so happy for them. Lisa is getting ready to throw the bouquet... and just so you know... I totally had that bouquet... but someone (Celena) took it from me... even though I TOTALLY had it!!!!!
Marci and I laughing it up at her sister Lisa's reception!!
I FINALLY met my lil' man BENNY! He's so adorable and PERFECT!!
I think he liked playing with his AUNTIE KRISTA!! I think I WORE him out!! Thanks LIZZY for sharing him with me for a little while!! Can't wait to see you in JUNE!!!
So here I am with two of my favorite lil' girls!! I made a deal with MATTIE MOO and GRACIE POO... that if they kept there rooms clean and got along with there siblings then I would take them to see the HANNAH MONTANA MOVIE!! Well, they were a "LITTLE" excited about this... they kept me posted the entire week on how there rooms were clean. hahaha! They LOVED the entire movie (so did I)!!! You should have seen them dancing to all the songs... I wish I would have recorded that!! HIL-AR-IOUS!!!! REALLY!!!
I got roped into going to a dance this last weekend... I know shocking!! And I dragged as many people along with me as I could!! It was actually fun when I loosened up... (well... as loosened up as I'll get at a dance :)
So here's Casey doing a hula hoop dance. Thanks for the great dance moves...
I was a little annoyed that a certain friend took a picture of me... but now I think I know the real subject he was capturing... haha! It reminds me of a little song that goes like this... "sweaty back... sweaty back... that girl has a sweaty back!!" (sing it to the tune of "smelly cat" the phoebe song from friends) hahaha!! Dang... I think someone had to have gotten her wet... also, do you think that guy could hold her any closer???? REALLY??? COME ON... CHURCH DANCE!!! Ashely, danced with the cutest guy... He was so funny! I think she said his name was Kyle or something... he was having the time of his life... and I'm pretty sure Big Ash was too!!!I love fun activities like these!! I wonder what will be happening next week... and Kaitlyn... if you're reading this you better believe that you're coming with me this time! Even if you do start your evening "early"...
Oh ya... if you're a YSA don't forget the EXTRAVAGANZA this Wednesday at 7 at the church building behind the institute building! It will be a BLAST!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture?????

Friday, May 1, 2009


With a fun group of friends we celebrated CINDY'S BIRTHDAY at Carrabba's Italian Restaurant. We all were sooooo EXCITED to tell Cindy what we LOVE MOST ABOUT HER!!! hehe!!! And CINDY was EATING it all up!! :)
This shot of Julianne and Dan ONLY took THREE tries... Ok... maybe we should have let the girl in the bright dress go by us before we took the picture... and let Breba finish listening to her voice mail... I think that's what she was doing.
I LOVE my Ava Bean!! Oh ya... and my super cool sis TK!! :)If LOOKS could KILL...Ok... Dawn and Joe... your baby is so FREAKIN' CUTE!! I could just SQUEEZE his cheeks!!My HOT Mama and Daddy-o
Say CHEEZE!!!!!!!!
Katie- I want to STEAL that dress from you!!! I LOVE it!!
YES!!! We are sitting FRONT row at stake conference to cheer on Breba while she gives her talk at the Saturday night session! Go Breba!Tara and Julia have way too much time on their hands...So who NEXT??? I want to have another BIRTHDAY dinner!!!!
Oh ya... Cindy's husband and Aaron were both at dinner... I just didn't take a picture of them. oops!!


My "sister" Sheyda, is getting married!! Of course we did the BRIDAL SHOWER at my house!!
My friend Jenny, the one in blue, is my partner in crime in throwing this shindig!! I think it was pretty successful!
I just wanted everyone to see the FOOD that was prepared... because let's be honest... we all go for the food! And I guess it's a good thing I LOVE to cook/bake!!

THESE FRESH STRAWBERRY PEANUT BUTTER BARS ARE SO GOOD!!! You CAN'T just eat ONE! I tried... and failed... and I'm on a diet! Oh well, it was well worth it!! hehe!!
The next party I throw you're gonna want to come... I think I've scared my sister with what needs to be prepared for the party!! HAHAHAHA!!