Thursday, January 28, 2010


There is a song I heard today, an old classic, that just hit the spot today. Its called "Smile" by Nat King Cole. Here are the Lyrics...

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your pain and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through, for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

...I added a version of this song on my play list, so go through the songs if you want to hear it. Its a really pretty version.

Also my brother Tyler sent me a quote yesterday that I loved.
"When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
-Helen Keller

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Awful Day

Today was an awful day. A day full of tears and heartache. I don't know how much more of this I can take, hopefully its all over now and can only go up from here. Thank goodness for my family and friends. I couldn't get through any of this without them. And of course the Lord. I pray its over and there will be no more pain caused.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Car Crash

So sad little story, my good little friend Kimmi, and her friend John, and I were heading up to the Canyons to go snowboarding! We were all pretty excited for it all week and on our way we went! The next thing ya know we are going about 50 mph and start hydroplaning and lose control of the car. We go completely sideways and head straight for a tractor lot. It was kinda slow motion for all of us which gave us time to brace ourselves for the hit. We were going about 35-40 mph and hit right into a tractor and telephone pole. The police officer said thank goodness we hit the telephone pole because we would have went right into the tractor and done more damage to us! All and all, after the hit we all did a quick check and no one was hurt! So sad to say but we didn't quite make it to the slopes today :( There's always Monday though! (it will be less busy anyways)
oh p.s. this isn't my car, it was Kimmi's. :(

Friday, January 22, 2010


So I am a true lover of Vampire Diaries. I'm to the point of forget Twilight! Vampire Diaries is WAY better! The cast is way hotter, and the acting is better too. Don't get me wrong, the twilight books were INCREDIBLE, I'm just talking movies/shows. If you haven't watched them, TRUST ME, its worth the watch. They finally had episode 11 tonight which I've been waiting for at least a month and a half for! Its really probably not the best thing for me to watch right now considering my situation I'm in, but I can't help it. Tonight's episode was SO GOOD, I can't believe how awful a person Damon can be though! And how gorgeously hot Stephen can be, and so sweet, and loving, and strong, and humble, I could go on for a while. Well, can't wait for next week!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Aquarium

My cousin Megan and I decided on Monday that it would be so fun to go to the Aquarium! I've actually been wanting to go for quite a while so needless to say...I was excited. The big ocean creatures were the coolest! They had all kinds that were so fun to see. They even had a huge shark tank, which was really cool to see, they swim right up to the glass. This is a huge ugly eel....gross.

Then there were really cool jellyfish! I love those things, they really do fascinate me and remind me a lot of Avatar!!! Oh and this is my adorable, fun cousin Megan!

I've never actually seen an octopus in real life before! It was really cool, look at its scary eye!

And we got to pet the stingrays! They feel so weird, fist time ever seeing one of these in real life too!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

So we had a fabulous girls night with some of the old Von Curtis girls (minus a few that were late) at our lovely Sparks! Where they have delicious "moctails" is what we call them. This one here is called Double Berry....something. But it was SO GOOD! Definitely love this place and I will go there quite a bit more.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Bachelor!!!

WARNING: IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED BACHELOR YET, DO NOT CONTINUE TO READ. So Bachelor is one of the "few" shows I love! I know, I know, its so unrealistic...blah, blah, blah. But I don't care! I still love it, and get so excited about it! So tonight's episode was CRAZY! Let me just say though, I totally called it that it was Rozlyn who is the little slut. But poor Jake is so innocent and naive that he didn't see it like the rest of us did. I think we ALL new it was coming with her. My favorite girls are... Tenly, because she is just such a sweet girl with a sweet little spirit, and adorable too. Also has good morals and I love that about her, Ali is just a doll!! You can tell she has a good heart and is there for a reason. How cute was their all day one on one date! You can tell they both have that natural attraction, and genuinely care for each other. And lets not forget their AMAZING kiss!!!!! Kathryn for some reason I think is just so cute. She hasn't gotten very much camera time though so who knows! But so far I'm REALLY glad Jake kept her. Next is Corrie, for some reason I just think she seems cute and his type. And last, I'm starting to like Gia for some reason! She's starting to seem more real, at first I thought she was all into herself but I'm starting to warm up to her. I can't wait for next week!!!!
P.S. Elizabeth was a little awkward

Saturday, January 9, 2010

As we all lazily woke up this morning (the way you should on a Saturday) we had a fun little start to the day! Rick turned on some fun tunes and we all danced around in the front room :) The kids were loving it and so were we! Even little sawyer was giving some good smiles

Well I finally went snowboarding! I forget how amazing it is until I go for the first time of the season and I fall in love with it all over again. Its so beautiful up there and peaceful. Although I do wish there was a little more powder, but thats ok, it wasn't my last run of the season! I hope to go quite a bit more. I need to learn my lesson and just buy a pass for next year. In this picture is my friend Dan Gardner and his girlfriend Mikaela. They were a blast to be with up there :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

One of those days

Its January 7th and I'm just having one of those days. I'm physically tired but more so emotionally exhausted. I've been looking for a place to live for about a month now and still no success on that. And my 8 month long relationship has taken a turn, and now I'm trying everything I can to do what is right. Its so hard and I'm beginning to realize that this is why I didn't date anyone seriously for 3 years after my engagement. But I have learned an incredible amount and I've grown from it a lot, and continuing to grow even more. So I wouldn't take back a day of it! I have faith that everything will work out the way it is suppose to, just as long as I'm doing what is right, and putting that effort in. Anyways, I'm going snowboarding tomorrow and I'm so excited for that. I haven't been at all this winter so it will be refreshing to just ride in peace on those beautiful mountains. (hopefully powder)
P.S. I added new songs, hope you like them!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Amber and Rick blessed baby Sawyer this last Sunday, January 3rd. It was a beautiful blessing and he was so good through it all! He's starting to smile and react to you now and its SO CUTE! Anyways, this is a picture of Rick's side of the family and me :) (as you can see Amelie wasn't a very happy camper during pics. haha) I'm so grateful I'm able to be so close to them now and participate in these special events.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Welcome 2010!!!

So my new years resolution this year is to be better at keeping a journal...which is why i'm going to do this blog! So we'll see how well I keep this up. Although I'm getting quite excited about it now that I kinda know how this works. And I'll only learn more! Here are a few pictures that started this year off... This is a picture of Lea whom I really just got to know that night, and then one of my best friends Matt West.

Well its been 4 months and a lot has happened but sadly I haven't blogged about any of it. So it is my new years resolution to keep up on this thing. I need to learn how to use it first, so my sister Amber is going to show me how. Then I have no excuses to not do it.
So instead of trying to catch up on everything that's happened, I'm just going to start new. New year, new life.