Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Believe

I got this in an email from my dad. I thought it was good enough to share.

I Believe... That just because two people argue, It doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe... That we don't have to change friends if We understand that friends change.

I Believe.... That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe... That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I Believe... That you can do something in an instant> That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe.... That it's taking me a long time To become the person I want to be.

I Believe... That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words. It may just be the last time you see them.

I Believe.... That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe.... That we are responsible for what We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe... That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe.... That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe.... That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe.... That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe... That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe.... That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe.... That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe... That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe.... That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe... That you shouldn't be so eager to find Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe.... Two people can look at the exact same Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe... That your life can be changed in a matter of Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe... That even when you think you have no more to give, When a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe... That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe... That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon..

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything.----they just make th most of everything they have.

Friday, February 19, 2010


One of my best friends is having TWINS!! I couldn't be more happy for her! Congratulations Meana! ;)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for my job.
I am thankful for Jed's job.
I am thankful that I'm done with training.
I am thankful that I have books to read at work.
I am thankful that the people at work are nice.
I am thankful that my first day on the floor went well.
I am thankful for my car.
I am thankful to be able to watch the inspiring people involved in the Olympics.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Foto Fix

Super Bowl Sunday!
Davin, Aubrey, & Preston Jarvinen; Nikki & Sam Stewart; Megan & Seth Burke; some people I don't know; in front: Jed; Phil Cho

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday Memoirs

Friday - We went over to my friend Jen's condo for a house-warming/birthday party. It was good to see her again - it had been a while. Happy Birthday Jen!

Saturday - We went to Tucanos for lunch with my birthday BOGO coupon. It was so good!
Then we went to the temple. It was so nice, and exactly what I needed.
We had Emily and her cousin over for game/movie night - so fun!

Sunday - After church, we took a much needed nap. Did I mention that we hung out with Emily last night? Yeah, that's always a late night (and I love it!).
Then we went to the Burkes' for the Super Bowl! It was so much fun! Jed was rooting for the Colts, so I decided to go for the Saints - and they won!!
We had a really great day!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bucket List

Bucket List
(X) Shot a gun
(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
( ) Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Alaska
( ) Been to Cuba
( ) Been to Europe
(XXXXX) Been to Las Vegas
(XX) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
(X) Been on a plane
(XX) Been on a Cruise Ship
( ) Served on a Jury
(X) Been lost
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country
) Gone to Washington, DC
) Swam in the Ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played Cops and Robbers
(X) Played Cowboys and Indians
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins, only coins
(X) Made a prank phone call as a kid
(X) Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice skating
(X) Gone skiing
(X) Camped out under the stars
( )
Seen something so beautiful that it took your breath away -what does this even mean?
(X) Are or have been married
( ) Have children
(X) Have a pet
(X) Been skinny dipping outdoors
(X) Been fishing
(X) Been boating
(X) Been water skiing
(X) Been hiking
( ) Been camping in a trailer/RV -that's not camping
(X) Flown in a small 4-seater airplane
( )
Flown in a glider
) Been flying in a helicopter
( )
Been flying in a hot air balloon
( ) Been bungee jumping
(X) Gone to a drive-in movie
Done something that should have killed you
X) Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life
( ) Been to Africa
( ) Been to China
( ) Been to India
( ) Been to Korea
)Ever ride an elephant
( ) Ever ride a camel
(X) Ever eaten just cookies for dinner
(X) Ever been on T.V.
(X) Ever steal any traffic signs
(X) Ever been in a car accident
(X) Have a nickname?
Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper
Is your car a 2 door or a 4 door? 4
Favorite number? 4
Favorite movie? Center Stage
Favorite Christmas Carol? Silent Night
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Favorite dessert? Turtle Cheesecake
Furthest place you will send this message? Who knows?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tragic Irony

When I was a kid, and living at home, I fought with my siblings all the time. I mean all the time. Peaceful, loving encounters were few and far between (or maybe this is just how I remember it...) and I didn't really want anything to do with my family.

But now...
Now that I'm older, now that I'm wiser, now that I don't live near my siblings, I would give anything to be able to spend every day with them again. I miss them so much and yearn to see them more often.

The grass is always greener... :\