Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Park City and good friends

Over Veteran's Day weekend, Amy and John got to come down and visit from Washington. We had so much fun! Kelli and Jose were able to come along which made the trip even more fun.
Friday night we took a drive up to Park City and stayed the night at a really cool lodge at Park Station. It was one of the coolest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. Full kitchen, sleeping accomodations for 6, and it even had a fireplace!
We went out to dinner at Cicero's, a really good Italian restaurant, and then had a couple drinks before heading back to the hotel room. It was pretty late, and we had to be out of the room by 10 the next morning, so we all just crashed.
Saturday morning I made french toast and eggs for everyone before heading out to the outlet malls. We found a couple purchases, but we didn't stay too long because Amy had an appointment to try on her dress at David's Bridal. It is so, SO beautiful! I wish I could post a picture of it here, but I don't want to get in trouble in case John were to accidentally see it. But it fits her perfectly. I can't wait to see her in it on her wedding day!
Saturday night Amy, John, Kelli and I went to P.F. Chang's, we had to go after Amy told me that they have never been way!! They enjoyed every bite of it.
We spend the rest of the weekend just hanging out and took a little trip to SLC to Temple Square before taking them back to the aiport Monday. They even got to see the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, a very important part of utah history.. (rolling my eyes)

Anyway, here are the pictures from the weekend.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Beautiful places

There are so many sights that I look back on and realize that they are some of the most beautiful sights to me. One of them is by a river, a stream, a place that has moving water. It is so awesome to watch the water roll by and touch the rocks, the tree twigs, the bank. I have had many good talks with God while strolling the river side.
I took some pictures at the end of the summer by the Ogden River Walkway, one of the many walks Jose and I took while he was on treatment, to keep himself active and to get out of the busy house sometimes. It was a nice place of peace, and the pictures turned out great thanks to my awesome camera. I tried to quirk the focus a little bit on a few, trying to get the background to look a little shady, but I don't really know how well it turned out.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Get out of my head

Well hello there!! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, eating to your hearts desire and getting to see people you haven't seen in a while, or maybe have never even met before.

I spent a good part of the night with Kelli and her family eating tasty turkey dinner and just lounging around. It was nice, especially after an 8 hour Starbuck's shift. It was busy, the tips were good, and people were very nice to us.

The funny thing is, I was thinking when I got to work this morning about how crazy it is when you have something planned and you expect it to go a certain way, and somehow it just doesn't end up that way.

I didn't make chocolate cream pie for dessert yesterday, for some reason the dream whip was just not setting right. So I made something new, apple spice cake, instead. It was enjoyed, by many.

And I didn't brave the early morning craziness today. My sleepy self would not allow me to get out of bed at 5:30 this morning, espeically after being up half the night with a headache.

That is the other thing I have been thinking about the last couple of days. I have gone months without a massive headache, and it always seems like when I consciously realize that, things start to turn around. The one thing I can't stand about having a migraine is not the pain itself, but the mere feeling of knowing that I am not myself, that I act strange, more distant, out of it. I don't like that.
I truly believe that it could be one of those things that the enemy uses at times, or in my case a lot of the time, to distract you from the spiritual things in your life. He attacks, and I don't like that. Sometimes I ask God to get the enemy out of there, but I know that it may take a while sometimes. And I definitely know that the things around me don't always help the situation.
When I am frustrated, when I am stressed, when I want to confront someone about something but I don't, that is when the battle begins. Let it go, I just say, let it go.

But when you loose sleep because of that circumstance that you want to confront, that is when you spend way too much time thinking about it, and can sometimes only end up making the problem worse. What a vicious cycle life can be sometimes.

I know one thing I have to be thankful for in the end though is that God WILL win the battle, that He is on my side, fighting for me, fighting for all His sons and daughters. Sometimes though, I do realize, that there are some he has to fight a little harder for, to keep them from the hands of the enemy.
It is you I pray for, that you would turn around and realize the pain you are causing people, not only to those who care about you, but especially to your Father.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


As promised, here is the first of many blogs on my new blogsite. I like having new things, and I definitely like pink and grey together, I realized that just recently.
Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I most likely will not be around a computer to update, I am posting a few things today.
First, my list.
1. I am thankful for my friends, specifically Kelli, for inviting me to come have dinner with her family tomorrow. Like I would say no to her.
2. I praise God that I am even healthy enough to work two jobs, save money, and be able to purchase Christmas tickets home so that I can see my family. I will be working at Starbuck's tomorrow morning, by choice. I heard tips are great on holidays, and I like giving out coffee with a smile. It's one thing I can do to make someone's day just that much better.
3. I praise God for miracles. Specifially, medical ones. Though I have only heard how awful chemo treatment CAN be, there is no doubt in my mind that God provided peace, healing, and the least amount of pain possible during this trial.
4. I will be venturing out on my own for 4 hours on Black Friday for the first time ever to complete some of my holiday shopping. I pray 1, that I don't get ran over by some crazy on the road or in an isle somewhere, and 2, that I can find what I am looking for.
5. Finally, I am greatful that God has given me a great place to live, a place that I can decorate for Christmas with my own stuff, again, for the first time ever. I love pretty things.
I plan on making Chocolate Cream Pie for tomorrow, a family tradition my mom has been doing for us since I was in junior high. I like sharing traditions with others, and the pie isn't bad either.
To make it, simply follow the instructions on the side of a box of Dream Whip.
You can add chocolate shavings on top of the pie if you like.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, those who I will see, and to those of you who I may not be able to see tomorrow. I hope that you have a great time with your families, friends, or whoever you are spending Thanksgiving with.
Find something to share that you are greatful for, and either post it or leave a comment for me.
I like to know what others are thankful for.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New and Improved

So here it is, the new blog. Yes, it has pink in it, being a little more "girly" this time.
I will post more, later.