Thursday, May 29, 2008

Full weekend!

Ben and I got to go home for our first time to Utah since our wedding! It was much needed, and we had a lot of fun.  Since the reason Ben had time off was for Memorial day, we spent some time visiting gravesites, and even an old cemetery in New Harmony! But before any of this, I happened to pinch a nerve in my neck or something, so I was in a LOT of pain. Luckily, my dad had some extra "pain killers" he let me "borrow", from his shoulder surgery...I won't tell you which kind. I had a LOT of fun riding my sisters fake small horse, chasing the dogs with it, jumping on the trampoline, and telling Ben my legs felt like clouds. Hahaha...But these are the pictures of how happy and fun I was after I took just one! YAY!

I actually LOOK high as a kite...
This is my family friend Christina's baby Ava Elise! She is SO cute and only 3 1/2 weeks here! I think in this first picture she is looking at me like I'm a freak cuz of the above actually she LOVED me and stared at me all she could! Don't worry...I'm only a LOT baby hungry!

Look at her little tiny legs! I love it!
I love seeing Ben hold babies. Especially baby just melts my heart! And adds to that minimal baby hunger I have...
This is me with baby Ava. Sorry I look horrific, but that's what the drugs'll do...
I don't know about any of you, but this is my favorite face babies make! SO FUNNY!
Moving right along..this is what Lady would look like if she wore glasses...luckily she has her contacts so she doesn't have to balance

This is the big green field we crossed in New Harmony to get to the old cemetery. It was being watered, so we had an adventure getting across! I totally soiled my new white shoes, and after dirtying his shoes, Ben just gave up and went bare foot!

Me and my mom who was SO excited to have us there all weekend!
My stupid dirty shoe

Ben after he put on his shoes, without his socks. HAHAHA he can be so funny sometimes...mostly the silly way he was acting with his farmer john look was funny!

Lady's first experience in a cemetery...

This is REALLY cool. This guy was a PVT CO in the Mormon Battalion and fought in the Mexican War. 

The kids and dogs
This headstone has always intrigued says "Died by the fall of a wall..." Sad huh? there are two of these and they were both kids. Sad.

Lady frolicking through the greenrass
Inka doingthe same thing...she's a copy dog

My cute dad, he loves his picture taken...NOT!
She on the other hand...DOES like her picture taken..haha

This picture took MANY efforts because Ben was in a silly mood!

With my grandma Irene..she was SO tickled to see us and made us sing (even though I was high on...the L drug.)
This is my cousin Carli, or as she calls herself 
"cousin red" with her two sons. She's expecting a surprise baby girl in November! I knew before she even told me...for those of you who don't know I have predicted almost 10 pregnancies before anyone tells me anything! It's creepy. I wonder if I'll know for myself before I take the test???
Ok if you can't read says "Bitten by a rabid coyote, developed rabies,became violent, was smothered by a feather bed, when husband returned she and her unborn child were dead and buried." WOW. Intense for a head stone. This was in the Cedar City Cemetery where many of my family members are buried.

And finally, the end of the weekend...actually this was last night when Ben and I went to Disneyland for the last time before Ben's pass expired! We'll get a new one for him but not for a bit...
We always have SO much fun there!
Us on California Screamin...when you are towards the front it tickles your tummy LOTS more! I had the giggles after we got off the ride! We also had fun running into Kade Hendershot and his new bride! They were on their honeymoon and we had a 45 second conversation with them as we were both running to opposite rides! haha..we rode Indiana Jones, Buzz Lightyear, and Space Mountain last night, as well as the roller coaster. We LOVE Disneyland!

Thanks for reading everyone...

Friday, May 23, 2008

Flashback Friday

So Robyn and some others always do a flashback Friday, and I thought it was a PERFECT day to do one of my own since I realized this morning, today is the exact day, five years ago, that I graduated high school! Robyn and I were talking yesterday about how much has happened in five years, and I am truly grateful for all that I've been able to do! I have had some hard times, but in the midst of that, a lot of fun! I have gotten to travel a little, perform in few shows, make new friends that I never would have made had I not gotten divorced...and I fell in love again! It has been a busy but GREAT five years! Can't wait to see what the next five bring! 

Thursday, May 22, 2008


So for the first time in my entire life, I quit a job the wrong way. And let me tell you, I feel really bad about it. The only times I have quit jobs are when I have to move, or move on from other circumstances I have in life. But I have never quit a job because I totally hated it. And I have ALWAYS given two weeks notice. So I'm probably a bad person right now for leaving the way I did...but I felt very trapped. I have raved in the past about how great my job is...but I'm afraid as soon as reality set in and the boss got comfortable with me, he started putting a LOT of unnecessary pressures on me and I was going home really sick and nervous and just SO unhappy. I couldn't do it. There's regular work stress--which I can handle. I worked at a bank for 4 years. Then there's THIS stress, where you just aren't being respected. So I quit. And I feel horrible, but at the same time, I don't care at all.  Because when you treat people poorly, they don't feel obligated to be very kind back. So that's that. I've already got some good prospects for a new job. Keep us in your prayers as we make a hard transition that was most assuredly the BEST solution! Thanks everyone!


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wedding pics!

Here are some fun pretty wedding pictures from Mikki's shots of our wedding day! I had to put over 20 on cuz I wanted everyone to see how fun our day was!

I loved this! It was funny with Ben trying to hold onto me with my slick dress!
our rings
I remember our kisses were SO good this day!
Dancing with my daddy!
I loved Dancing with Ben! he's so good!
Leaving for the Caribbean!
Ben now has FIVE sisters to have fun with! do I!
I love this shot. Really cool! I love my flowers!
Lauren singing "I'll Be Seeing You"

I'm crying listening to Lauren sing SO beautifully!

Sweet little Mckenzie!
Jake and Lauren
Get ready girlies!
Chanelle and Elliot...or Chanelliot

I LOVE singing with Ben! It's the best...
my sweet cousin Ryan who wanted his picture with "the princess"! cute!
Cutting that famous cake!
Ben was nice...

I think he was nervous I'd be mean..but I wasn't!

Yummy cake!
Ready to greet people!
We had SUCH good food!