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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!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Please go HERE to learn about what's going on this Saturday!! If you have time in you schedule we would love for you to come and support a wonderful friend! MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sara Bareilles

Went to the Sara Bareilles concert and man she's a great singer! If only she could shape up and STOP using the F word!! Urrrrrr!!! That drives me NUTS!! Plus, I saw KIDS in the audience... come on... YOU DON'T NEED TO USE FOWL LANGUAGE TO BE "COOL"!!!!!  Other than the whole potty mouth thing... the concert was great! Oh and one more thing... women that want to go to concerts over the age of 25, PLEASE act your age! A "lady" having a mid-life crisis, I swear, was drunk (before the concert even began) and wanted to be my best friend. She kept dropping her alcohol all over me and my friends. I finally left! Because if I didn't I was going to brawl with this older woman. And since she was intoxicated and really couldn't defend herself.... I thought it best to enjoy the concert in the back where it was nice and cool and drunkard free. :)  Watch Sara's new song on YouTube, it's awesome!! Here are a few pictures from the concert with my friends!

Oh and get ready!! I have a LOT of things to tell you and show you about Spain!! Can't wait... hehe!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Watch out Bella! Big Ash is sweepin' in...

Well, I think Big Ash will give Bella Swan a run for her money... what do you think???

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lamb of God

My Mom, my aunts- Kristie and Patty, my sisters- Erin, Tara and Brianne and I went to a show called the LAMB OF GOD.
Press HERE to go to a link so you can hear about how the Lamb of God presentation came about.
The music is beautifully written and will definitely leave you with a better spirit of hope and love. You can also take a look at Spire Music's website as well.
Here are a couple of pictures from that night. 

I love girls night and I love feeling the spirit. Also, if you would like to learn more about that feeling of hope and love and how you can have that in your life, please go to this website.  

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Support for a friend!

I've known Jenny for a long time. She's a great girl with a wonderful heart, spirit and personality!  She has a new blog that my mother helped her set up as a surprise. Right now Jenny's going through some challenges that I personally think needs a LOT of support and prayers. Please help/support/pray for Jenny. Go to Jenny's Blog to read her story.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Some of you might be surprised that I had never read Harry Potter. Well, I just read it and LOVE it!!  I'm excited for all my witches and warlock dreams to end.  They were starting to FREAK me out! I can't believe it took me this long to jump on the bandwagon and become a Harry Potter fan.  The reason I wanted to read the books is because one of my friends, Big Ash, said that the movies are not that great. BUT, I LOVE the movies.  Now I understand why these books are so good. They took out so much while making the movie.  Also, I have to say that I LOVE Fred and George! So funny!!  These books are packed full of adventure, friendship, SCARINESS, love, self discovery, and a ton of other things. If you have not read the series, I would highly suggest reading them before the next movie comes out.  It only took me a month to read seven books! Easy read!!
Oh ya, and part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows comes out into theaters on November 19th!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's a doggy day!

I LOVE DOGS! That's all I need to say!!

Friday, September 3, 2010



Oh my heck!! I LOVE long lashes!!!  I should have taken an even closer picture for you to look at... oops!! Let me just say, I get stopped all the time by people to say they LOVE my eyelashes! hehe! They're fake! But they look awesome! I love how full they are, I love the fact that I don't have to put on mascara anymore!! LOVE it!!!  Most of the time I don't even have to put makeup on because it looks like I'm wearing it with these lashes! These semi-perment lashes are perfect for special occasions like weddings, proms (or really any dance), reunions! It really is perfect for EVERYDAY life (it seriously saves me a TON of time to get ready)!  If you're interested in the girl who did mine here is her email address! send her an email and she'll get back to you and set up a time to do your lovely lashes!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gracie's Baptism!

I can't believe she's EIGHT!!
My niece Gracie was baptized on August 7th and what a great day that was.  I'm so happy that Gracie has made that decision.  She is such a sweet girl and I love her so much!!!!  For those of you who want to know why baptism by immersion is so important to us I left a little expaination.
Baptism by immersion in water by one having authority is the first saving ordinance of the gospel and is necessary for an individual to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to receive eternal salvation. All who seek eternal life must follow the example of the Savior by being baptized and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Being baptized is such a great gift given to us.  Not only to have our sins wiped away, but also having the gift of the Holy Ghost to help lead and teach us.  If you would like to learn more about what I believe in then please go to this link
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

If you're wanting to see a HILARIOUS play then go and see this one.  Breba, Big Ash and I went to see this play.  I seriously haven't laughed in a play this hard in a long time.  This hilarious musical comedy says everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit!  Breba's friend played a part in this entertaining play.  WOW! She has a great voice!! 

Thanks for the great night of fun and a wonderful dinner! If you're interested in seeing the play go to this link for Arizona Broadway Theatre!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Over a month?

It's been over a month since I last blogged? What the heck!?!?! Where does the time go? Since it's been a "little" while since my last post, maybe I should update real quick. :)
Went to the Diamond Backs Game with some of my friends.  I am NOW in LOVE with Jackson! But who wouldn't from where we were sitting? haha!

Miranda Panda had a layover in AZ! So of course we HAD to have lunch at Cafe Rio!!  
Watched Ava on her Birthday and had a grand time watching Little Mermaid and letting her eat ANY treat she wanted! hehe!
Shaked it at dance! haha! Go Shannon!
These guys wanted a picture with Breba...! 
Went to Kristie and Patty's for the 4th of July weekend and went swimming! And because Patty was hiding from me... I decided to use the picture I actually got of her! hahaha!! (Love you Patty!)
Celebrated my BIRTHDAY! Yipee! Spent the night with Er-bear and Parker baby! We woke up EARLY and played with the cutest little boy! Luck for us we ALL took a nap and then went and worked out at Erin's gym. (by the way she MADE me take this class that I thought I was literally going to die from) Erin's cool and took me to get a pedicure and bought me lunch! GIRLS TIME!!
(on our way to the gym)
I also HAD to show these cute pictures of Parker that day! 
After a FUN day over on the east side it was time to go back to the west side of town!!! Erin and Parker came too! We went to dinner with a few of my friends! Thanks you guys! I had so much fun at Pita Jungle! Yum Yum!
Went to YumBeri one night after working out! It was sooooo refreshing! Yummy!
And then the following night I went with my family for DINNER!! That's right everyone! DINNER!! hahaha!!
Welp, that's what's been going on in my neck of the woods! Hope everyone is doing good! I'll try and post again soon! TRY is the main word! :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Just Say NO!

I've been getting my eyebrows threaded at the mall and it's been WONDERFUL!! I don't have to deal with the rashes I get from waxing.  Well, one day I was like I HATE PEACH FUZZ!! So I decided to have my entire face threaded to remove ALL peach fuzz from my face.  The girl that did my face was like "you can't see the peach fuzz that well because it's blonde"... but nooooooo I said "I CAN!"  What a dummy!! I should have listened because this did NOT end well. I know someone who had their face done and they didn't have any problems or side effects from the procedure.  So, like a dummy, I thought nothing would happen to me.  After sitting in a chair for about 20-30 minutes it was all done.  My face felt really smooth and I LOVED it! So of course I told all my girlfriends to go have it done...
Well, give it a day and you can look like this too...
My face KILLED starting the next day...
When I noticed what a HIDEOUS monster I looked like I recalled my message to all my girlfriends and told them some things I should have considered before having my face fully threaded... let me list a few: FACE BREAKOUTS into a MAJOR rash,  never know I might turn out with a black bearded face, my face has no protection from the elements, my face is a little too smooth, and will the hair on my face grow back prickly????  AHHHH!!!!!! I MISS MY PEACH FUZZ!!!
I can actually report back that my skin is back to normal.  It took almost TWO weeks for it to clear up.  I can see a few specs of the rash on my face, but it's nothing compared to what it was... THANK GOODNESS!!  And the only reason I can share these HORRIBLE pictures with you is because this TRIAL is done in my life!! 

So lesson learned... I WILL NOT BE SO VAIN!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It's someones 2nd BIRTHDAY today...

 I remember June 9, 2008 like it was yesterday! Let me give you a glimps of that really exiciting day!
First, I woke up to these two cute kids smiling at me saying that they're going to have a sister!!
Then the best part was going down to the hospital when Ava was being born!!  Meeting my little namesake for the first time was one of the BEST things!!  Look how cute she was... SO TINY!!!!
And when her brothers and sister finally got to meet little Ava LYNN... they were all so excited and giddy!! I'm so happy to have this little girl in my life!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I got a package in the mail!!!

Oh. My. Gosh!! I got a package in the mail?  It has my name on it. This can't really be for me... YEPPPPPPPPP it is!!!!
Does that say Georgetown Cupcake??? What the heck!! Miranda Panda, you're in BIG trouble for sending this to us... First, I know that shipping this delectable treat was outrageously expensive;  second,  I'm pretty sure I just went an entire size up in my clothing by just looking at the box and third, you just bought me a surprise when you were here in AZ!!  BUT... YOU'RE SUPER COOL for sending it too!!
Georgetown Cupcakes KNOWS how to ship the goods!! Look at that packaging! It stayed nice and cool and stayed in the spot it was designed to be in.  You guys ROCK my world!!
This is the cupcake I decided to try.  Chocolate Peanut Butter!!
So if you read my last post you noticed that I had the Sprinkles chocolate peanut butter cupcake from them.  Let me just say that GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE totally schooled those fools!!  I'm pretty sure that I will NEVER eat at sprinkles again and only dream about GEORGETOWN cupcakes every night!! SERIOUSLY EAT A GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE!! It will ROCK YOUR WORLD!