Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Books of Pellinor

There is this awesome series that I've been reading called The Books of Pellinor. The fourth book, The Singing was supposed to be coming out on September 1st (tomorrow!!!!). But it is not. I just looked it up and learned that it's now coming out in the UK in September (orignally supposed to happen months ago), and won't be coming out here until March......... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArrrrrrrrrrrgggg.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Not enough time in the day to... Blog

I really love having a blog. There are things that happen every day where I think to myself, "I'm going to blog that later". But I don't. When I get home, I feel so tired and I don't really want to put the effort in to writing, even though I enjoy it so much. Here's some of the things that I've wanted to blog recently, but did not:

Young Women Lesson about having an open heart

Not realizing that the baby shower I went to was for Sarah Weckerly instead of Sandra Ackroyd

Going through my Mimi (my grandmother) Letters and reading about how her and grandpa would fight for my attention when I was with them

Going to IKEA with Susan and finally purchasing the shelves for my garage

Going up to the cemetary with my Sister-in-Law and Steve's Grandparents to visit Joshua's grave

Meeting a sister at the Carson Market who said, "I've been looking for a Heritage Makers Consultant"

Swimming a mile without stopping

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tagged Again

Book Tag

1. Pick up the nearest book to you (one of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

"It is a melancholy consideration. Born to the prospect of such affluence! I cannot conceive a situation more deplorable."

This makes me laugh... how I love to laugh! Thank you Katie!

I tag... hmmmmmmmm.... Veronica, Katie P., Dana, cuz I know she will evenutally land at my blog, Danilla, and John

Monday, August 25, 2008

Personal Progress

Being a convert to the church at the age of 18, I did not have the opportunity to participate in the Young Womens program as a youth. Since joining the church almost 10 years ago, I've had the opportunity to serve in different positions within the organization. I was in Young Womens when the Personal Progress program changed to what it is now. During the previous times that I had a Young Womens calling, I had desired to work on Personal Progress. But I had never really put my heart into it. Earlier this year, when I was called into Young Womens again, I felt a very strong desire to really focus on accomplishing all of the Personal Progress experiences.

Tomorrow I'm meeting with Julie to check off about 8 experiences that I've accomplished and discuss with her my goals of accomplishing more experiences within the next few months. I'm really excited that I am only 2 experiences and 1 project away from finishing the Faith Value requirements.

I can honestly testify that when I was working on the value experiences earlier this year, the Lord was with me a lot more. It had really helped me to focus on my scripture study and helped me to stay in tune with the spirit.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Another Day!!!

The other day Steve and I were talking about exactly when he was coming in. This whole time, he had been saying that he was going to be getting here on the 1st. He double checked his ticket... turns out, he is getting here on the 2nd! UG.... I'm so anxious for this next week to be over, I really hate that I have to wait just one more day... :(

The Spiderwick Chronicles

A few weeks back, my Best Friend Katie R. gave me her copies of the Spiderwick Chronicles to read. She said they were really good and a fast read.

I'd have to say that they were very entertaining. It's a great little story that is seperated into 5 small books. There are lots of illustrations and it is written in a unique way.

The other day I rented the movie in order to compare the two. I really enjoyed the movie when I saw it in theaters. As I was reading the books, I was thinking how closely the movie followed them. But when I watched the movie for the second time, there was a lot that had been changed and adjusted to adapt it to the screen. A little dissapointing, but, still good.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

"In God We Trust"

Ok. The following words are not my own... it's what is circulating in the email that was sent to me. Please Vote how you feel about the words "In God We Trust" being removed from our currency.

Does anyone else feel like we should be raising a title of liberty at this point?

Email Contents:
Make sure you read the question carefully before you vote!

Here's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our
faith in God, as a nation. NBC is taking a poll on 'In God We Trust' to
stay on our American currency. Please send this to everyone you
know so they can vote on this important subject. Please do it right
away, before NBC takes this off the web page.
Poll is still open so you can vote.

This is not sent for discussion, if you agree forward it, if
you don't, delete it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Book Tag

Book Tag

1. Pick up the nearest book to you (one of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

"What experiences in your own life have taught you that you must be worthy in order to use your spiritual gifts? Review the section that begins on 117. In what ways does the Church benefit from having members with different gifts of the Spirit?"

Ok, so that was not really fair. I had my Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith Manual out because I was looking up some stuff for my spiritual blog. Page 123 happens to be one of the "Suggestions for Study and Teaching" pages. That could have more fun...

I tag.... Laura, Elizabeth, Julie G., Lisa, & Katie P.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Apparently Monday is NOT the night for Italian food?!

Tonight I went to dinner with Lori Bua. We had a really great time this evening, but we had the interesting adventure of trying to find a place to eat. I had mentioned to her yesterday that I love to eat Italian food. She said she knew of a couple of great Italian resturants. So, we drove to the first one over by the Scholari's off of Mira Loma... Closed. Then we drove to the second one in the shopping center off of Lakeside... Closed too. Then we tried the one in the shopping center off of Virgina and Longley... yep, you guessed it... CLOSED! We ended up going to Johnny Corino's and we both had the Lemon Rosmary Chicken, which is fabulous. I highly recommend it. So, next time you want Italian, but don't want to go to a mainstream resturant, make sure it's not a Monday first!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Religious Blog

I finally got my religious blog started. Please go check it out. Send a link to your friends and family.

Worshiping the TRUE & LIVING God

Saturday, August 16, 2008


aaaah haaa!! Caught YOU!! If you are reading this, it's probably because you know what NKOTB stands for... mmmm hmmm.

Yeah, well, tonight when I went to do my last minute before the sabbath day shopping at walmart, I noticed a NKOTB poster. I'm actually really excited that they are coming back. (If you are reading this post and wondering what NKOTB stands for, it's New Kids On The Block). I had looked them up about 4 or so months ago on wikipedia just out of curiosity and discovered that they were going to reform.

NKOTB was the cool band when I was in Elementry and Junior High. My first concert was a NKOTB concert. It was cool. I don't remember how old I was, but I do remember that my best friend (at the time) took me with her. I didn't have to pay for it.

For those of you who were/are fans, who was your favorite New Kid? Fess up!!!!

Mine was Jonathan.

Friday, August 15, 2008


I finally got the garage semi organized. Early this summer, I had yard sale two weekends in a row. About a week before then, I started parking my car outside in order to get things ready in the garage. So, this is the first time I've been able to park my car in the garage in about 2 1/2 months.... sad.


Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

It's a Small World After All

This week I traveled to Utah to visit one of my dearest friends whom I havn't seen since she left Georgia mid 2004. I met up with her in Grantsville, UT on Monday where she was staying with her closest friend Laurianne. This was the second time this year that I stayed in Grantsville... the first time was back in January. Steve and I had stayed at Tanya Turners parents home awaiting the Buccambuso's sealing in Salt Lake. I thought it was crazy that Laurianne, someone I had met when she lived with Heater in Georgia back in 2000, lived so close... I had no idea.

We met up with another Georgia friend, K'lyn, who lives in West Jordan.

All this got me thinking about how I'm getting to the point in life where I'm meeting people who already know other people I've met. I think it's pretty cool.

Here are some other "small world" meetings:

Did you know that Jake Eagleston and I are cousins... sort of. Well... way back in the 80's my mom's sister Patricia married Jakes Uncle John Tate. They had two kids together, our mutual cousins, John and Nate. My aunt Patty and Jakes uncle John have long been divorced.

One of my other dearest friends, Julie McLaws, grew up in Oak City... outside of Delta, UT. One of Julie's sisters went to high school with Tara Eagleston.

Also, I've recently learned that Julie Groff is David Belcher's cousin... David is Married to Heather (mentioned above). I've known Heather since 1999. I met David around the time I met Steve... David was at our wedding reception and was one of the two guys that decorated my car.

Carly Crocker, who lived in Atlanta before coming here, knew the first friend I made when I moved to Georgia. Clayton Bassett. Clayton was her Home Teacher for a while. Clayton was the guy that got me into reading... he was at mine and Steve's wedding and reception.

This one is from a long time ago. When I first joined the church in 1999, I met my best friend Rachel at the single adult ward in Indianapolis. We had gone to my house one day to hang out... come to find out, it's the house her family lived in and rented from my Grandmother for a while. My parents still live in that house... it's the house my mom grew up in.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


So, yesterday was my second appearance at the Masters class at the DDAC pool. Christie pretty much skipped the regular routine with me and had me working on getting my form perfected. There are a lot of things I didn't know about swimming and a lot of bad habits that I've developed. For instance, did you know, it's not really about using your arms to propel you through the water? You twist your hips back and forth, using the muscles in the side of your body to pull through the water. It's very hard to get down. I'm also crossing my arms and my feet are going too wide. Working on correcting these things is a very hard challenge. But I'm enjoying it a lot. I really like that I'm actually learning how to swim effectively. Doing all this extra stuff going down the lane sure is real tiring though. I can't wait till it's muscle memory!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Spoiler Free Zone - Breaking Dawn

Ok, so I've had 3 of my friends tell me they can't read my blog because I'm posting spoilers. I DON'T want that!!!!!

What I've decided to is to have this one post where I will comment on all the things that I am thinking about. That way you can look at it if you want to, and you have no risk of spoiling the book for yourself just by checking out the other posts on my blog.. phew. So, if your not interested in checking out my thoughts on what I am reading until you've finished the book yourself... DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS FOR THIS POST!!

My first post will contain my previous comments on the last post, and I will continue from there.

If you have already read the book, then this will be a great place for you to come make some comments and we can discuss it together.

Saturday, August 2, 2008