Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bucket List

This year for a lot of my different activities we have been setting goals and making bucket lists. I decided to finally sit down and make one. I'm really excited for everything on my list and I can't wait to get started on all my adventures. 
1.      Run 5K
2.      Play golf with Aunt Marlene
3.      Learn Tennis
4.      Jump on Wake board
5.      Play 30 hymns before mission
6.      Learn to make pottery
7.      Go on a mission
8.      Make a quilt
9.      Become an early riser
10.  Donate Blood
11.  Learn to cook new foods.
12.  Obtain/Maintain my weight loss goal
13.  Go to Disney Land
14.  Use my passport
15.  Get Married in the temple
16.  Ride in a hot air balloon
17.  Go sky diving
18.  Ride in a helicopter
19.  Go to six flags
20.  Ride a train across the country
21.  Ski in the Swiss alps
22.  Go to Italy
23.  Visit the Pyramids of Giza
24.  Go the NFR in Vegas
25.  Go to Greece
26.  Visit the Louvre/Effile tower
27.  Visit London
28.  Mount Rushmore
29.  Visit  all 7 continents
30.  Visit all of the temples in the US
31.  Go on a safari
32.  Ride a camel in the Sahara
33.   Go the Olympics
34.  Go to a world cup soccer game
35.   Go to Times Square on New Year’s Eve!
36.  Visit all 50 states!
37. Go to a Fair/Carnival on a Pier
38.Get and Learn Photo Shop
39.  365 Days of Scripture Study
40.  Cook a Formal Professional Looking meal
41.  Grow a garden
42.  Learn to can
43.  No debt…ever
44.  Camp in 50 different locations
45.  Read the classic novels
46.  Ride an elephant
47.  Graduate with my bachelors
48.  Be kissed in the rain
49.  Back Pack across Europe
50.  Wear Red Cowboy boots
51.  Abolish fear of public speaking
52.  Take a random road trip
53.  Have grandkids
54.  Be scripture savvy
55.  Make a difference in someone’s life
56.  Own house
57.  Go to the bottom of the grand canyon
58.  Harry Potter movie Marathon
59.  Attend all church history sites
60.  Wish on a shooting star
61.  Find constellations through telescope
62.  Crazy spring break
63.  Be an EFY counselor
64.  Go snow skiing and to the ocean within 48 hours
65.  Bear testimony every month (not always from the pulpit)
66.  Ride a mechanical bull
67.  Ride the 10 largest roller coasters
68.   Go to the Australia/ Sydney Opera House
69.  See Christ the Museum in Brazil
70.  Go to the Book of Mormon sites in South America/Mexico
71.  Go to Bora Bora
72.  Learn to play chess
73.  Solve the Rubik’s Cube
74.  Make a stained glass windows
75.  Learn to paint
76.  Restore an Antique
77.  Make 1000 origami cranes for someone who is sick
78.  Make a list of movies I haven’t seen and watch them
79.  Go to a pro football game
80.  Go to a Red Sox game at Fenway park
81.  Go to Spring Training
82.  Kick negative habits
83.  Do humanitarian service in Africa with Jodi and Ranger’s group
84.  Volunteer at a soup kitchen
85.  Write a Travel Book
86.  Compile a Cook book for healthy living
87.  Become financially literate
88.  Adopt a child
89.  Swim with dolphins
90.  Go to a Rascal Flatts Concert
91.  See wicked on Broadway
92.  See Phantom of the Opera in London
93.  Watch a solar eclipse
94.  Hike the stairway to heaven in Hawaii
95.  Help in breaking a world record
96.  Visit the four corners
97.  Drive from North to South on the East Coast
98.  Go to Lava Hot Springs
99.  Kiss a cowboy
100.   Go to the Grand Ol’ Opry Theater

Let me know if you have any more ideas or want to join in on the fun!
What's on your bucket list? 

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. Thomas Edison

Many of life's failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucious

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Over the break (when we went to Idaho for Braden's farewell) I had the chance to talk to my Aunt Tiffany about her mission experience, why she went, how she got her answer and her different experiences while she was gone.
It was amazing. I had been thinking about a mission roughly, but knew that my birthday was far away so i didn't have to start worrying about it for a while. Well after hearing how Tiff got her answer and hearing her experiences. I decided to read my patriarchal blessing to see if it could give me some direction. Well what i read led me to pray and ponder about what I should do. The following Sunday I was sitting in Relief Society and we were talking about the Book of Mormon and our testimony's and sharing it with others. I got my answer. I have a responsibility to share my testimony with others and to share the wonderful gospel that I have in my life. I have been blessed with so much and I can't wait to share it.
I had gotten my answer and had accepted it but I figured that it wouldn't be until summer until I started my papers but I spoke to my bishop and he told me to make an appointment with him for the next week to get things started.
I was crazy nervous!
I met with him and he said that I can turn in my papers April 20th, but that we should start them now because I am away at school and will be doing my papers with him. He talked to my home bishop and we got everything squared away. I have started my papers!!
Also another important/exciting thing: We have been waiting for me to take my endownments out for us to do Lindsay's temple work. Well I will be able to go through the temple as soon as I have my mission call. I thought it would be cool to get her temple work done on her birthday which is the 18th of April. We have permission from my bishop and most likely my stake president for me to take my endownments on the 18th of April! I'm so excited. It will be a really special day!

I'm so excited for this and for what lies ahead.
Life is beautiful!

Monday, January 17, 2011


I love weekend. My friend John came up for the weekend and we had a blast. Saturday night we went out with our friends Liam and Sierra to dinner and ice cream. Then after we went bowling with my roommate and her boyfriend. That was fun. We decided to see which couple could beat the other one. The first game we lost by five points because of the dumb fouls. We were crossing the line but i seemed to get a foul everytime. The second game we won by 1. It was great fun. After we watched Batman begins, i still don't consider that I have seen it, i think i slept through most of it. haha. The next day after church we played games with Liam and Sierra all day. We are all really into game and had a lot of fun together.

Flowers from John 
Before hitting the Slopes

The next day was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and so we all had the day off of school. Mom and the boys came up and we went skiing at Beaver.  It was great to ski again. The slopes were icy and the snow wasn't the greatest, and it was windy but over all we had a great time.

Friday, January 14, 2011

2011 Baby!

I am so EXCITED for this new year! It is going to be a great one! I don't know what is in store for me but i can't wait to see what it is. I don't have a clue where I will be 6 months from now or even a year from now. I'm excited to see where it leads. 
Life is great, yet it may be a bit cold at times, but it is beautiful! 
I am so blessed:

  • To be surrounded by my family, great friends and good roommates. 
  • To be going to college and to be pursuing a career that I am excited for and to be able to take classes.
  • To have friends. I have the best ones around! I promise, challenge me if you don't believe me.
  • To have a job that I love.
So again I'm so excited for Life this year,  who knows what lies ahead. Mission? Dating? School? BYU Spring semester? Playing? Traveling? 
Life :) 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Parker's Baptism

 This past Saturday, my youngest brother was baptized. I'm so proud of him. He is the baby and this was a big milestone for our family. He was so excited to finally become a member of the Church. He got a new suit and his own pair of scriptures. 
I'm so proud of him. He is so tender hearted, and always wanting to choose the right. He always is reminding us of what is really important.

Next thing you know he will be going on a mission and getting married! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I had a great new year! A bunch of Singles ward/high school friends all got together to play games at the Jesse's. We started out playing scum, with two different tables it was great. I was queen for most of the night. It was great!! 
We Also played our new passion. Settlers of Catan. We decided to teach a new group of people. Probably not the smartest idea, its a long complex game. 
We got so into playing that we almost missed the new year. We had to set an alarm to remind us to say "Happy New Year" then we continued on to our game. Ha, we are great! 

I'm sad I didn't get more pictures. I had a lot of fun with some of my greatest friends.