Sunday, March 30, 2008

random thoughts...

do you ever have a day when you just feel down? sad? lonely?
man... i am feeling it today!
i am not sure why...
i just feel so alone and not important!
i know that tomorrow will be better... it always is, but tonight...
i am struggling tonight...
just need sleep probably...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

sweets and sours...

good morning friends!

i haven't done "sweets and sours" for quite awhile... so here you go!


* it snowed a few times this week! yuck! i am so sick of it! come on spring! we need you!!
* it is saturday! i love the weekends! i don't have tons planned, which i love! kevin is off today too, so we will get some time together too! ya!

* i have been working out at curves the last couple of weeks. it is awesome! i signed up to do a free survey for them... and in doing so, get to work out there for 3-4 weeks! pretty cool! i am really enjoying it so far!

* this has been a roller coaster week for my friend jami. monday she was taken back to huntsmans cancer institute because she was getting really sick. but i am happy to say that she is back home again. she had an ulcer that was giving her lots of trouble. she is feeling much better... what a relief!

* i have blue nails! i got my nails done and they are a very pretty blue! it is funny... it took me forever to add some color to my life... nails... and now i don't want to go back to white! lol!

* i was able to attend 2 girls lacrosse games this week! 3 girls that i work with from church are on the logan high girls lacrosse team. this is a brand new team that was created by 2 of my girls that were interested in playing. the high school won't sponser them because they are so new, so the girls had to come up with all of the money and equipment on their own! they are learning more every time they play! it is so fun to go and cheer them on!

* in 3 weeks i will be going to the scrapbook expo with a few friends! i am so excited! we will have a great time! wahoo!

* my mom came to visit last weekend! we had such a great time! i love her so much!

* monday i went to a funeral for a good friend of mine when i was growning up. believe it or not... this really is a sweet. i had a wonderful visit with his family. what a great tribute they are to such a great man. here is his obituary:
Melvin R. JarvisOur loving husband and father, Melvin R. Jarvis, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 20, 2008.Mel loved his wonderful parents, Lehi and Claire Jarvis. A veteran of the Air Force, he was a Flight Radar Technician and was fond of telling stories from that period of his life. After his military service, he attended BYU, where he met his wife, Neomi. Over the 47 years that followed, they weaved a beautiful fabric of family and faith. Their eight children estimate that nearly 17,500 days of Mel and Neomi's marriage produced eight children, 20,000 diapers, 312 severely burned meals, and only a handful of trips to the emergency room. Their children are deeply grateful for Mel and Neomi's love and guidance. Mel has 24 grandchildren that he simply adores and who adore him.Mel's life was devoted to serving the Lord. He served countless people both in the LDS Church and in the community. Mel was awarded the Silver Beaver for lifelong service to the Boy Scouts of America. Because of his influence, his six boys are all Eagle Scouts. The troops he led only caused one fire beyond their own ability to control.Mel never met a strawberry pie he didn't like. He loved woodcarving and appreciated the great outdoors. Mel's wife and family will miss him and thank God for his love and exemplary life.
i was really close to 2 of his sons. when i think of people who made a huge difference in my life, i think of them. this whole family actually. i can honestly say that i wouldn't be who i am today if i had not known them. brother jarvis will be missed...
* kevin got a new muffler put on his truck this week! wahoo for him! it sounds really good! varoom!! (that last part was added by him.... typical boy! lol!)
i hope all of you have a great weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2008



If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there,
you live in Utah.
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time,
you live in Utah.
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number,
you live in Utah.
If 'vacation' means going anywhere south of Salt Lake City for the weekend,
you live in Utah.
If you measure distance in hours,
you live in Utah.
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once,
you live in Utah.
If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day,
you live in Utah.
If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both unlocked,
you live in Utah.
If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching,
you live in Utah.
If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit,
you live in Utah.
If the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph - you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Utah.
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow,
you live in Utah.
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction,
you live in Utah.
If you find 10 degrees 'a little chilly',
you live in Utah.
If you actually understand these jokes,
you live in Utah.
Don't ya just love Utah!?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

hoppy easter...

these are funny!


thanks to everyone for sharing your wonderful ideas! i really appreciate all of it.

in talking to jami and her mom, i have decided to do a pancake breakfast at sam's club on a busy saturday morning. i am still figuring out all of the details, but that is my plan!

i am also going to set a couple things up in the break room to allow the other associates to help too. we are going to do a little bake sale and a "souper" friday. these have been done before and are done on a honor system. they work pretty well!

on other news... my mommy is coming today! i am so excited to spend the weekend with her! she is starting to sell marykay and is going to give me a facial! so fun! we will just hang out and have a great time!

kevin and i bought a couch and bed this week! we are so excited about them! we need them both very badly! it sure is nice to have a little money from taxes and a bonus!!! :)

a very good friend passed away on thursday and his funeral is on monday morning. ann and i are going to go down for it. this man and his family were in my home ward growing up. i had crushes on at least 2 of his sons most of my teenage and college years! :) we all are still great friends, even after all of these years. he has been pretty sick the last few years, so this is a blessing. it is still hard and we will miss him.

i love easter! it is such a peaceful time of year.

i hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

the big give...

have you seen this show? i think it is great! and it has really got me thinking....
i want to give big!!!
ok.... so i want to give big to my friend jami and her family. she was in 3 different hospitals within 4 weeks. lots of medicine, tests, doctors etc...
how can i raise money to help them? any ideas? let me know what you think!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

scrapbook stuff...

ok... so as i mentioned yesterday i have been in the mood to scrapbook! well! i am on fire! lol!

remember i told you that i ordered stuff from well, it came today!!!! how great is that! i tell you! they rock! you have to check them out! they have the BEST prices and the shipping is amazing!

and... i got this email the other day about free fonts! so i wanted to share the love! there are some really cute ones!

it only takes a minute to download them!

i have to admit... i am a font addict! love them! lol!

ok... there is my craftiness bug... passed to you! enjoy!

Friday, March 07, 2008

random thoughts

ok... so i know that i haven't been very good about posting regular... sorry... i am trying to be better!

my mind is going a million different directions right now, so here are my random thoughts for the night!

* i have green nails right now! the tips are a fun green with glitter! i love them! very st patty's day!

* we have bunco on tuesday night and i am very excited about it! i am hosting this month and i am doing a st. patty's day theme. i made fun green invites, bought green plates, napkins and cups.... we are going to have an irish dinner of corned beef sandwiches, potato salad and some kind of fun green dessert! i am doing a "pot of gold" theme for the prizes with gift cards from all over the valley! it is going to be so fun! i will try to take lots of pictures!

* my friend jami is doing much better. we are all hoping that she will be able to come home next week! ya!

* one of the girls that i taught in church (from 2 years ago) is getting married tomorrow! i am so excited for her! she is one of the sweetest people i have ever met. she is a great example to me.

* we are actually getting money back from our taxes this year! wahoo! this is the first time in 5 years that we have gotten money back! we are so excited!

* my best friend, ann, has been sick all week. i feel so bad for her... and so helpless... i just want to do something for her so she will feel better! get better annie! i miss your perky self!

* i have been in the mood to scrapbook this week... i think i have made over 50 cards... i got the bug! and i can't help myself!

* because i have been crafting so much this week i am running out of my favorite adhesive! ok... so let me tell you about the best website to get adhesive for the best prices! go to! they are amazing! they have the best prices for adhesive, tools, chalk inks, chipboard albums etc! pretty much everything they sell is discounted! plus they offer free shipping for all orders over $25 and... they ship same day! i placed my order today around 4:30 or so and got an email saying that they shipped it today too! i love it! i totally recommend them!

* i have been working out! i am so proud of myself! i have done it for over a week! i am hoping this habit sticks! i am having fun with it too! that is the best part! i actually look forward to it all day! wow! that has never happened before!

* i am so ready for some new shows! i am missing moonlight! i love that show and i can't wait for it to be on again!

well, my friends... have a great weekend!