Sunday, June 29, 2008


Today is my nehew Kolbey's 13th Birthday. Even though I don't see him as much as I want to, I love him so much!! :) He is such a sweet kid but such a daredevil too. Some of the things he does, I just want to cringe when I watch him. He loves to camp,fish, and play his all time favorite sport... baseball. Oh, and hes a pretty good golfer too. He is the youngest of my niece and nephews and growing up way to fast.

Happy Birthday Kobs!! I love you very much!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Jordin Sparks...

Wednesday night we went to the Jordin Sparks concert at the Scera Shell. Even though I only know a couple of her songs, she did an amazing job and put on a great concert! She has a very bubbly personality and talked alot to the crowd, which I think is important. Some lucky girl got picked to go up on stage and sing the song "Tatoo" with her..Wow!! How lucky is she?

We have been going to the Shell for many years now, and we have not seen this many people there since we have been going. It is a very grassy area and it is shaped like a "bowl". It was completely full from one end to the other. I'm glad alot of people came to see her. :)

Bethie and I just waiting for the concert to start. We had a BLAST!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Goalball Tournament...

We had a very busy part of the week last week as well as a very eventful weekend. Amanda and Quinton came and stayed with us for a few days because the International Goalball Tournament was being held at my very own American Fork High School. What an honor it was for me to have these very talented and athletic individuals be in my hometown.We spent alot of time with Manda and Quinton but unfortunately I didn't snag any photos of them...I know...I forgot! But I did get some shots of the Utah mens goalball team.
Goalball is a sport for the blind and visually impaired. You must be legally blind to play the game. The ball is like a dodgeball but probably alot heavier and it has bells inside so the players know where it is at all times. They also place tape on the floor so they know where they are at all times too. There are 3 players per team on the court at a time, and the object of the game is to try and get the ball into the goals. The player have to use their bodies to stop the ball from going into the goal. When i was watching, some of the players throw the ball pretty hard, and I'm sure it hurts when it hits them full force.
For the blind and visually impaired this is THEIR sport. It is something that they are able to do and enjoy. I really had a great time watching the games because I have never seen a game before. It got pretty intense when the Utah men were going for gold. Unfortunately Florida ended up taking gold. So maybe next time. Thanks Amanda and Quinton for sharing this sport with us. :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

to strip or not too strip...

Haha...ok so this makes me laugh! Last night before I went to weight watchers I weighed myself at home before I left to go weigh in. I knew that I lost about 2 pounds. Well at weight watchers I stepped on the scale and I lost a whopping 2.6 pounds...Yay! Go me!! This is the good part lol. I am now .4 pounds away from hitting my 10%. 10% of my body weight is what I mean. Holy Cow .4 pounds, are you kidding me!! So the leader that weighed me said, "You can take off your shirt and see if you can hit your 10%." I did have a shirt under what I was wearing so I would of been fine. But I stuttered a little, looked behind me where a line of people were standing to weigh in themselves. I decided to pass on the offer. What? Are you kidding me! I think I am crazy and should of did it anyhow, but honestly I felt very uncomfortable. It totally made me laugh and made me feel really good that the leader was trying everything in her power to get me to hit my 10%. Maybe next week......

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fathers Day..

We had a BBQ at my parents house for Fathers Day. We enjoyed some yummy food which consisted of shish-ka-bobs, chicken, baked potatoes and cake(thanks brit). We even had a lesson on how to do karate..but I will get to that later.

I think my dad is a pretty awesome guy and I wouldn't want any other. He has been through ALOT these past couple of years,including 3 heart surgeries, back surgery, and emergency brain surgery. The brain surgery has left him a little slower and not so active, although he does so much and he tries his very best at everything to make everyone happy. His mind just works a little slower and sometimes we need to help him instead of him always helping us. He loves to camp, fish, work non-stop in the yard and an amazing artist. He is someone that I can go to for anything and I really look up to him. Thanks dad for all that you
do..I LOVE you with all of my heart.
My dad has taught shotokan karate for many years. He quit teaching because he had to take care of my grandparents. To this day we still reminice about karate and that it would be great to start it back up. So on Fathers day my brother decided to get the kicking bag out and set it up outside. All of my nephews thought it would be cool to kick it. But my brother had other ideas and decided to teach them the RIGHT way. It was funny watching them learn, but it brought back alot of memories of my days in karate. I hope that karate will stay in the family somehow, whether it be by my brother or my nephews. I also think that my dad enjoyed watching Kim teach the boys because he has been wanting to do that for so long and hasn't been able to. I look forward to seeing my nephews learn karate a little more each day.

The King and I...

This past Saturday(June 14th) Bethie and I went to our first play at the Scera Shell..Yay! We live for this time of year and going to the Scera is a blast. They have so many good plays and concerts there and alot of very talented people

The play turned out to be really good, even though I didn't know much about the storyline. I'm looking forward to our next play at Scera which is going to be "Footloose"...Yay!

Friday, June 13, 2008

stop this itchiness..

Last weekend I awoke to a small red bump on my arm, I didn't think anything of it,I just thought it was a small bite of an insect that was possibly in my bed(remember I HATE spiders).

The following day I ripped all of the blankets off of my bed and threw them in the washing machine thinking that there was something crawling around in them.

Well throughout the day, I started itching more and noticing more and more red bumps protruding all over my body. By this time I am now convinced that it was not any sort of insect(i think). It is now a week later and I still have the red bumps all over my body and the itchiness, hasn't subsided at all!! I am beside myself with all this itching going on every day. Everyone that I talk to has no idea what it is. Hives maybe..shingles...allergic reaction to something
I think if its not better by next week, I will be making a trip to my local Dr.'s office. :( I don't know what to do.....Please itchiness go away!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Carrie and Abbi visit...

We had the opportunity to spend last week (YES a week) with Carrie and her adorable baby Abbi. It was fun having a little one around the house listening to her coo and just smile. It has been a long time since I have been around a baby, my niece and nephews are practically teenagers. I miss those days. I'm glad we had alot of time to spend with them and just hang out together. Unfortunately Tim wasn't able to spend the week with us because he was in Idaho working. We sure did miss him! Here is a couple more pictures of this cute, cute baby...

Abbi and Aunt Bethie...

Thanks Carrie for sharing Abbi with us for a week. I hope we get to see you alot more often because we know how fast Abbi will grow, and we just can't get enough of her. :)

Friday, June 6, 2008

struggling + frustrations = weight loss??

I have really been struggling this past week with weight watchers. I've been having a hard time deciding what to eat and tracking everything that I eat. Its becoming somewhat of a nuisance per say. I've gone out to dinner a couple of times and not exercised as much as I should. I know I need to be better and I know that I CAN do it, its just trying to get the motivation back that is really really hard lately. I don't plan on quitting this "life changing experience" mind you, because I've come this far...I know I will succeed eventually. If you have any "new" or "really good recipes" you would like to share feel free to do so, or something healthy and easy for lunch and dinner would work too. I hppe that I can get past this little "BUMP" in the road and do good next week.

With all of that in mind, when I weighed in last night I lost 2.2 pounds. YEAH! I have no idea how I did it, but it felt good to know that I did something right somewhere. So I have now lost a grand total of 17.4 pounds! :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Today is my 2 year anniversary being at my current job(vantage). Can I just say that I LOVE my job! :) Everything about it is so awesome. I really enjoy what I do every day and I really enjoy working with all of the people, everyone is so nice. With the price of gas lately I can't wait until we move into the new building that is a little closer to home. :) I really don't enjoy getting up every morning for work as I am definetely not a morning person, but since I like what I do and everything else that comes with is so worth it! Thanks Bethie for putting in a good word for me! :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

just call me "PURPLE POLAR BEAR!"

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)- Guinea Pig Forenza
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor & favorite cookie)- Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR "FLY" GUY/GIRL" NAME: (first initial of first name & first three letters of
your last name)- J-Cor
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color & favorite animal)- Purple Polar Bear
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name & city where you were born)- Ann
American Fork
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first three letters of your last name & first 2
letters of your first)- CorJa
7. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The" & 2nd favorite color & favorite drink)- The Teal Diet
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Bill Adenis
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent & favorite
candy)- Happy M&M
10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names)- Lee
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (your 5th grade teacher's last name & a major
city that starts with the same letter)- Hall Houston
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: ( your favorite season/holiday & flower)- Fall Daisy
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit & article of clothing you're wearing right now
& "ie" or "y")- Apple Undies
14. HIPPY NAME: (what you ate for breakfast & your favorite tree)- Waffle Oak
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: ("The" & your fave hobby/craft & fave weather
element & "tour")- The Scrappin Thunder Tour (RAWK ON!!!)

I'm tagging-- CARLY AND ASHLEY