Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 9: A picture of the person who has gotten me through the most
Ok, this was hard too. So many people have helped me through so many different times in my life. And since I'm trying not to use duplicate people too much, and I could use my mom and Kelsey and Heather for all of these pictures, I'm trying to expand.
This is my friend Sarah. We met at my very first salon. She was the aesthetician. (Just pretend I spelled that right, ok?)

Sarah is awesome. Whenever I need help, she is full of loving and helpful advice. On my wedding day, she was there first thing in the morning to do my make up and was the only person not family in the sealing room. She came the day of the reception to do my make up again for even more pictures. She fixed my dress, held my Dr. Pepper through pictures, caried my train around, fixed my make up..

The majority of my friends didn't come to my reception. It hurt a little bit. (ok, a lot bit.) and it meant so much to me that Sarah was there for me throughout the entire thing!

Anytime I'm sad, happy, angry, or need advice, I know my Sarah Jo will be there for her Heidi Ho!

PS. Sarah once dated Thayne Jaspseron's brother.. You hot Thayne from So You Think You Can Dance?? and she stayed in Thayne's house. We played one night, and I laid in Thayne's bed. Creepy? Yes. Awesome? YES. Be jealous.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 8: A picture that makes me laugh


Yep...There are no words for this one.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 7: a picture of my most treasured possession

The most precious thing that I own would be my scriptures. These aren't just any scriptures though. There's a story behind them. But does that surprise you? I have a story for everything.
I had my 20th birthday while I was living in Provo. Like I said before, I loved Provo. But I was very homesick. My mom is my best friend, and it was the first time I'd been away from home. The week before my birthday, my aunt came up to visit and brought my parents birthday presents with her.
They gave me this set of scriptures. I was happy. I needed new ones. Then my aunt told me to open them, and I was so surprised.
My mom went to every member of my family, all of my old church leaders, everybody that is important to me, and had them highlight their favorite scripture and put in a sticky note with a sweet note to me, explaining why that scripture meant so much to them, and in a lot of cases, expressing their love for me also.
These scriptures mean so much to me. When I am having a hard time, I can flip them open and almost any post it note I find with the correlating scripture brings peace to my heart. When I feel unloved, I can turn to them and know that there are in fact many people that love me.
just one more reason that my mom is amazing..

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 6: A person I would like to trade places with for a day.

I thought a lot about this. It was quite difficult. I don't want to be somebody else. I like being me, and I am who I'm supposed to be. But finally I came up with an answer:

(My answer is Sara Bareilles, in case you didn't get that.)

Here is why:

1. She is beautiful. (ok, that's not really a reason, but I needed more than 1.)

2. Her voice is AMAZING! Every day in the car I listen to her music and sing along, and pretend I can sing as well as her.

So for your listening's my fave. you're welcome.

(blogger is being dumb, and won't let me paste the video. so just click the link above.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 1 Review:

Guess who lost 8 pounds this week?

this girl. (for the full effect, picture me pointing to myself with my thumbs. K thanks.)

I only went to the gym twice, so I have lots of room for improvement.

And I definitely went to Pizza Mart and ate lots of candy on Saturday. I gained a pound back Sunday, and dropped 3 today. Not too shabby.

I know that the following weeks will be nowhere near this awesome. My body is probably just saying "What the crap are you doing to me?". Never the less, I'm happy to have such a great jump start to motivate me to work even harder.

Now, for my other goals...

I read my scriptures every day, and went to the temple! I'm not going to lie, I completely forgot about not criticizing.. oops. This week's on.

Go me!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day five: A picture of your favorite memory

This picture is a mere representation of my favorite memory, which lasted for three months.

In May of 2009, I decided that I was done with Arizona, put my two weeks notice in at work, found an apartment in Provo Utah, and told my parents I wanted to leave. I packed up my little convertible, got a friend to come along for the ride, and moved.

The three months I spent in Utah were the three happiest, most fun months of my life. I made life long best friends there (like Lindsey and Holly pictured above) and got to experience life on my own.

The day I moved home, I sobbed for hours. But all good things must come to an end, and everything happens for a reason. I have a million awesome stories to tell from those three months, and so many happy memories that will last forever.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 4: A picture (or pictures) from my favorite night

Ok, that picture is not the best quality but you get the idea..See who's on that giant bus in the background? That's right. The Jonas Brothers.

Once upon a time, I was the best cousin ever. Oh wait, I still am. Anyway, I heard the Jo Bro's were coming to town, and began to plot. I texted Kelsey and Heather's mom, and asked if they'd like to go. She was happy for me to take them, because she wouldn't have to. So I bought the tickets and waited for the blessed day to arrive.

I picked up the girls, and took them to Oregano's. (Yes, I had long hair and was much skinnier. Loved it.) While we were at Oregano's, we talked about what we should do that night..Maybe go bowling, or to a movie..Then I whipped out the tickets and told them where we were going! They were so excited! So was I, but I pretended it was for their sake, not because I really think Kevin Jonas is hot. And definitely not because I genuinely like to get down to the Jo Bro's..
On the way to the concert, a minivan cut in front of me, and slammed on it's brakes. I slammed on mine, but still rear ended them. (This is where the story gets good.) The van kept driving for THREE miles! A police car had witnessed the whole thing, and pulled behind the van with it's sirens and lights flashing. He even used his speaker to yell at her to pull over. When she finally did, the cop came to the conclusion that if she was stupid enough to not notice him behind her for three miles, she was stupid enough to not see me when she cut in front of me. She got a ticket and cried, and we went on our merry way. :)

Even a car accident couldn't ruin our fun! I think it's safe to say this was the most fun all three of us had ever had.

Oh, and I saw them again twice the next summer, once with the girls. But that's another story, for another day. :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show

I can't deny it. I love Glee. The music makes me so happy. And the boys are so cute.

If you haven't seen the Big Bang Theory, go remedy this immediately. So funny and so well written! I have every season on DVD, and couldn't stop watching.

So, boring post, but there you have it-my two current favorites.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 2: A picture of me and the person I've been closest with the longest.

I guess it would be people I've been closest to the longest. Of course it would be my parents!

My parents are the most amazing people I know. In fact, a lot of people that know them tell me the same thing. They adopted me when I was a day old, and I have never felt anything but love and acceptance from them.

They always are there for me, even when it's something silly. Just the other night, my mom drove me around to 4 different stores to find me a new church outfit, because I felt bad about myself.

I've never heard my parents say anything bad about anybody, and they are awesome examples of followers of Christ. I love them so much!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Well, today started off the first day of Operation Skinny. (I just made that name up.)

I'm not going to lie, I'm so proud of myself! I counted up all my Weight Watchers points, and only had ONE cake pop. I cheated a tiny bit for dinner..After all, it is Valentine's Day..We went to Paradise Bakery. YUM. But I made up for it by going to Combat after. Let me just say that I probably won't be able to lift my arms at all tomorrow. Go me!

I also found out that by working out, I get to eat more points in a day. Hallelujah. I can always use an extra incentive to get to the gym! :)

In other news, my cousin, Kelsey, is doing a thirty day photo challenge on good ol' Facebook, and I decided to do it on the bliggity blog. Here is day uno. Enjoy.

Day 1: A picture of myself, with 15 facts about me. (cause I don't talk about myself enough, right?)

1. I'm very particular about my sleeping habits. I must sleep on my right side, curled up. My fan has to be on, but facing the wall, because I like the noise, but can't stand feeling air blowing on me. My eye mask has to be on, with every light off. And I always sleep with the teddy bear I've had since the wee age of...twelve.

2. I would give anything to be able to cut my own hair successfully. I have a very hard time finding anybody I trust besides myself. I'm just that good. (kidding.)

3. The first thing I do every Sunday is read

4. I'm adopted.

5. I get along better with teenagers than with people my own age.

6. I'm very honest, and rarely ever lie. Some would say I'm too honest.

7. My favorite movies are Hot Rod, Juno, and Bye Bye Birdie.

8. I love listening to the oldies, and have had a deep love for Elvis Presley since I was little.

9. When people yell, I cry.

10. I love giving gifts, probably a lot too much.

11. I have a great appreciation for good lyrics, and tend to use them as my Facebook status.

12. I have owned 5 (very inexpensive) cars. Thanks mom and dad.

13. My dream car is a Volkswagen Eos. Or to have my old VW Cabrio Convertible back. And a Vespa.

14. I like talk radio.

15. I'm full of natural exuberance :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Goals

I've decided that I need to start making some small weekly goals to help make me the person I want to be. And I figured documenting them online is the best way to make sure I stick to them. So here they are!

1. Read my scriptures every day.

2. Go to the temple once.

3. Start doing Weight Watchers with my aunt, and don't cheat.

4. GO TO THE GYM, even if I have to show up somewhere drenched in sweat from spin class.

5. Be less critical of others. Try to go a whole day without saying something criticizing.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Craft Night

Last night, me and my mom, aunt and 3 sisters (techincally 2 are cousins, but we have a sisterly bond) had a craft night! Holly brought her Cricut machine. I need one. and we made Valentine's day cards! I only had time to make one. I cut out a cupcake from paper, and glued on pink sequins for sprinkles, and a sparkley red brad for a cherry. On the inside, I used the Cricut to write "You're Sweet." Maybe I'll give it to somebody I visit teach.

I really wanted to make heart smores from Crazy Domestic, but I couldn't get the graham cracker crumbs to harden. :( So I had to get a little creative. I stuck my heart marshmallows on lollipop sticks, dipped them in chocolate, and sprinkled graham cracker crumbs on them. Not gonna lie, it was a giant pain, and they aren't as cute as I'd hoped. Oh well. I love Cake Pops. Pretty much Bakerella is my idol. If you don't know who she is, go to now. I promise you, your life will never be the same. My awesome sister, Holly, is so kind and thoughtful. Anytime she sees something I'd like, she buys it! I've been wanting the Cake Pop book forever, and she surprised me with it! So happy!

I had already been planning on making some pops to take to work on Valentines day. I think they turned out pretty cute! (They're cuter now that they're off the styrofoam block and in cute little bags.) Dude. Cake Pops are pretty much manna from heaven, but they are a beast to make. Not kidding you, it took me three evenings. Totally worth it.For Valentines day, I painted my cousin Heather this canvas! (Not at craft night, since she was there.) Let's face it, I'm kinda awesome.
The rest of craft night was spent passing around this happy little baby. Look at that face, and try not to smile. Yeah, that's right, you can't. At one point during the night, I went to lick some white chocolate off my fingers from the Cake Pops..It turned out to be Marley's spit up. Disgusting. It's ok, I still love her.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Think happy thoughts

I know my blog header sucks. I'm working on it. This whole Photoshop thing is new to me.

It's been a long week. And it's going to be an even longer weekend. That consists of:
1. being sick.
2. three roadshow performances. (3 hours long each.)
3. 2 clients on Saturday before roadshow.
4. doing my friends hair for her bridal photos Sunday morning
5. 3 hours of church on Sunday

So here is a list of things that make me happy as of late, in an effort to brighten my night, and yours.

1. Cupcakes. Of course. In particular, Sprinkles cupcakes. Peanut butter chocolate, please!

2. RPM at Fitness Works! (Their spin class.) I pretty much fell in love with it last week, and it's my new goal to go at least 3 times a week. It's super fun, and such a good work out.

3. Kelsey and Heather. My two cousins/sisters/best friends. They're the only people in the world that voluntarily change the song on my ipod in the car thirty seconds before it ends, because they know I never listen to the end of any song. They know to threaten me not to read the last page of a book I decide to read, first. (I do it anyway.) They text me just to say hi, have sleepovers with me when Ryan's out of town, and don't mind that I'm crazy as can be. I love them.

Don't forget to think happy thoughts!