Tuesday, March 31, 2009

(Im)patiently waiting!

Life has been pretty crazy lately, filled with fun stuff...(Spring break-New York! California-Nannying! Sisters dance competitions, brothers wrestling tournaments, family get togethers... ) annnnd some not-so-fun stuff...(a viewing/funeral, parents getting laid off, losing hours at work...) but through everything- I am surviving! I am so grateful for all of my wonderful friends and family, for the gospel that helps me smile on even the hardest days, and for the chance to wake up each day fresh and having a new great attitude! :) My mission call should come tomorrow, or next week, orrrr the next week... who knows! I am trying to think of something more exciting to blog about- but its not working! So I guess I will leave you with some pictures :)

These are my AWESOME roommates. Love them ta' death! (From left to right) Tasha, Marinda(In the front), Sarah, Me, Katie, Liz :)
The paint dance last semester!
Sarah and I in Times Square, in New York!
And lastly... me and lovely Lady Liberty! :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

... To the West!

I went back to visit the wonderful family I have been nannying for in California. They live in a little city called Danville, its not far from Oakland and San Francisco. I was only there for a weekend, it rained most of the days but we got a little sun! It was crazy while I was there, someone broke into their house. We were blessed and they only took a safe, (which happened to still be empty!) but I'm pretty sure I walked in the house when they were there. I left to take Alexa to preschool, then went back to the house real quick to grab my book and a bottle for the baby, so I could wait for Samantha and Matthew

to be out of school. I noticed the side door in the garage was open and thought it was weird but I just shut it and locked it. Then when I got back with the kids, the front door was wide open and my make up bag was scattered in the hallway. When I looked in the master bedroom, all of the dad's dresser drawers had been dumped out into a laundry basket (which i knew was full of folded clothes when I left!) Luckily they hadn't made it any farther into the house, and didn't take anything else which is what makes me think that they were there when I ran in for a second. It was so scary and I wasn't sure what to do! We got it all figured out and they had a security system installed the next day! It was really sad though, they had gone to the next door neighbors house first and went through every single room in the house and took everything valuable including their big screen tv, and computers. Then a couple of the kids were sick with a really high fever... it was just an adventure!

Not sure how to label the pictures, but the first one is me with Alexa... I got a hair cut and color! :) The next one is Baby Joe (Joseph) after he climbed into the ball bin!

From the East coast...

I went to New York for spring break! It was so much fun! SO neat to see everything, very tiring to walk all over the place to fit it all in!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sooo... the papers are in!

I have decided to serve a mission!  My papers are in and I am waiting for my call.  I turn 21 in June and I'm hoping to leave around then.  Everyone is welcome to guess where they think I will go, I should give a gift to the winner!  Anyway, I hope you enjoy following me on my adventures through this blog. :)