Friday, November 21, 2008


In Memory of my William-Sanoma scallop edged cake stand, green:

I feel as though I have lost a good friend. You were a wonderful cake stand, unique to your kind. Your shade of green brought joy to so many parties. You will be missed. And though your time with me was short, I will always remember you and the good times we shared.

Tonight I suffered a great loss. I am a cake stand addict, and this really was my favorite one. I don't know what happened, but it fell off the shelf it was on and broke. I also had 4 dessert plates that matched and only one really survived the fall. I had to hold back tears. I'm not even kidding. I know it may seem silly, but I love cake stands and this one I found at William-Sanoma last year. Justin said,"It's okay, I'll buy you another one." Silly man, does he know nothing of retail? You can't always find the same thing a year later. It rarely ever happens. The plates I actually bought in Boston on one of my trips at the Outlet store. I really am sad. Please keep me in your thoughts in the coming days.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 2 year anniversary. It has been a great 2 years, some times better than others. Just kidding! (sort of). But really, I can't complain. Justin is a really great person. He doesn't really let people see that side of him, but he is a very kind person. He always makes me laugh and he always takes care of me. He has been so great on my "bad" days. I LOVE you HONEY. Here is to more years to come.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Story and a 5K

I don't usually share a lot of personal information, my purpose in blogging isn't to share my personal life. But the last few days I just really felt like I wanted to put this on my blog, so here it goes.

Justin and I are about to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and for a year and a half of that time we have been trying to have a baby. Obviously we have not been able to. It was okay at first because most people don't get pregnant that fast, but then it was 3 months then it was 6 months. The hardest part when you are trying is when everyone around you is getting pregnant and you have to be happy for them because if not you look like a huge JERK. Well, it wasn't just that everyone was getting pregnant, it was people in my family, people I work with and church, that was a nightmare. Everyone in church is pregnant. It is hard to fit in when you don't have a baby and stories to tell. It has been hard. I was depressed for most of last school year. Here is where the 5k comes in. Because I was so depressed last year, I gained a lot of weight, more than I ever have. That was depressing too. I also found out that it is going to be hard for me to get pregnant. The good news just keeps coming. My doctor told me very nicely that it would be good to lose some weight. Duh, who doesn't want to lose weight.

My friend at work decided that she was going to start taking up running. I like running. I ran all the time before I met Justin. I love to exercise, okay I don't LOVE it, but it makes me feel better. So I decided that I am going to start running. I have the Nike + shoes and an IPod nano so I bought the sensor that goes in the shoe. It is AWESOME!! It tracks everything. It talks to you during your workout, it tells you how far you ran, how many calories you burned and some other stuff. I have been wanting to run a 5k for a few years, so I decided that I am going to train and I am going to run the Nienie 5K. I am excited, it makes me feel good. I just hope my knees can hold out. I know a 5K isn't a long distance or anything too amazing, but it is a good start for me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

That's What She Said

QUESTION: What is the funniest show on t.v.?

ANSWER: My new T.V. obsession. It has taken me 4 years to finally watch The Office, but now I am so glad that I am. It is so funny. There are a bunch of us at work that are really into this show. I had to borrow seasons 1-3 from friends at work to get caught up. It isn't the type of show you can just start watching and know what is happening, they always refer back to things that have happened in the past episodes. Needless to say I love it now.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

State wide Stake Conferences

The church is growing, and it is making it impossible for the 12 Apostles to visit every stake in Arizona. Today we had a state wide Stake Conference that was broadcast from Salt Lake. President Packard was the speaker. He told a lot of stories about his time in Arizona and related some stories about President Kimball. It is an exciting time for AZ, as we will soon have 5 Temples in our state. I think it will be hard to not go to the Mesa temple, but we will have a Temple 20 minutes away from our house. It is very exciting.
President Packard also talked about the election on Tuesday. He encouraged everyone to vote that day. I also encourage everyone to go vote.