Thursday, February 24, 2011

April 18th!

On April 18th, at 10 a.m I will be going through the temple and receiving my Endowments. Its also my sister's birthday. My mom will do my sister's work and I will do mine. I am so excited to be able to share this special day with her.
Since it is a Monday, the Salt Lake Temple is one of the few that is open. Plus its the one where I wanted to take my Endowments out. I am so excited for this day!! Now that we have actually made the appointment, it is becoming more and more real. 

When 38" is a good thing

On monday my family wall went skiing on President's day. It was gorgeous! Alta had received 38 inches of fresh powder on sunday, while it was just slushy down in the valley. It was the best snow ever! Beautiful Powder!  In the morning we had sunshine, but by the afternoon the clouds had come and it began to snow some more. I found out later that the canyon had been closed because there weren't anymore parking spaces. 

I didn't know until that day, that my brothers were so daring and adventurous. They were taking off the sides of the cat tracks and going down diamond runs. And trying anything new. They kept asking which runs were black diamond so they could try the next one. Wow. Who knew? Next thing you know they are going to be just as good as their Dad. 

Friday, February 18, 2011


So I don't know what it is about this week, but all of my family is emotional about Lindsay. After my mom read my last blog post, she emailed me a blog address. I don't know who it is, somebody my parents and grandparents know from Grandview hill. Anyways she said she came across post that the lady had written right after the accident. Its amazing how someone could be so touched by my sister.

She did have a profound effect on others, and we will never know how many have been influenced by her great life.

Check out her blog post!
Pink Moss: Lindsay Sandstrom

Rememer Lindsay's example and always remember that people are watching and you can change their lives without even knowing it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Big Sister

So these past couple of days I have been thinking a lot about being a sister. I had gotten some of those email forwards that talked about how your sisters will always be there and that You will always have and friend. It said that when you get older your sisters will be your best friends, and they are the ones you can always talk to and turn to.

After reading this email I just felt sad. I won't be able to call up my sister and say "Hey, Lets have lunch!", or "Wanna babysit my kids?" I am never going to go on crazy road trips with her, or to watch her get married and have the cutest kids. We aren't ever going to live close and swap kids, or borrow sugar from each other. I just makes me wish I would have done things better while I had her here.

It has been so long since she left us, almost two and a half years. I have heard that it gets easier as time goes on, but its not. I keep my self busy, to keep myself away from the pain.

Anyways this past week I have had sometime to think about her and our time. I had myself a little pity party, but as I was doing that my "sister" Calais called me and texted me and sent me an email. She is up here for school and said that she need a big sister. I am so happy that she called me! I helped so much. She was just at the breaking point and needed big sister time.

I picked her up after work, and we went and got soup, and just caught up. I hadn't seen her in over a month. I love her so much.
Thanks lil' Sis for letting me have the chance to play big sister.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bouquets of Sharpened Pencils

"What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you."

This is one of my all time favorite movies. It was the great movie to watch alone on Valentines Day. I ended up getting sick and just wanting too feel better and be able to go out into the little bit of sunshine that Logan was getting. 

Once I got home from work, I went straight to bed, not feeling great to my stomach and being all congested. Slept the after noon away and didn't even make it to go do fun things with my friends, except I did go to get frozen yogurt for my throat with Brynne and Alyssa. 

Since I have gotten sick I have spent all of my time, except for work and school, in bed, either sleeping, watching movies, or working on homework and my blog, and pictures from our cruise ( I'll post those soon!) 

Anyway's back to my favorite movie. I love Kathleen Kelly. I want to grow up and be just like her. She is so modern, and chic. She is classic and timeless. 

"The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. 
But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant 
more to me than so many somethings."

Kathleen Kelly always knows what to say, and even if the timing is off, it comes out perfect at the right moment. She never is shy or embarrassed, and can communicate her feelings immaculately. 

"Well... if he's not here, he has a reason, because there is not a cruel or careless bone in his body. But I wouldn't expect you to understand anybody like that. You with your theme park, multi-level, homogenize-the-world mochaccino land. You've deluded yourself into thinking that you're some sort of benefactor, bringing books to the masses. But no one will ever remember you, Joe Fox. And maybe no one will remember me, either, but plenty of people remember my mother, and they think she was fine, and they think her store was something special. You are nothing but a suit!"

"People are always saying that change is a good thing. But all they're really saying is that something you didn't want to happen at all... has happened. My store is closing this week. I own a store, did I ever tell you that? It's a lovely store, and in a week it'll be something really depressing, like a Baby Gap. Soon, it'll be just a memory. In fact, someone, some foolish person, will probably think it's a tribute to this city, the way it keeps changing on you, the way you can never count on it, or something. I know because that's the sort of thing I'm always saying. But the truth is... I'm heartbroken. I feel as if a part of me has died, and my mother has died all over again, and no one can ever make it right. "

And the greatest line of the movie

"I wanted it to be you,

Now this is the kind of love I'm looking for. A true Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Love. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Go Cougars!

So Friday morning I decided to go home for the weekend. My family had received an invitation in the mail to the Thompson's annual ball. I hadn't seen any of these people since the previous year and wanted to go home. So I did. Ha.
The envelope had said, Mike and Tammy Sandstrom & Kaylee and Date
If you know me at all, this wasn't an option.
This was the sunset when I came out of sardine canyon
and into Brigham City 
 The next morning I went to Connor's Junior Jazz game. Our family didn't get the basketball game because we don't have success. I did awful when I played and Connor's team didn't do so well either. 

That night was the BYU vs. Utah game. Parker gave me his ticket so that I could go with mom, dad and Connor. I forgot my camera in the car but this is after we walked back to Grandma and Grandpa's house. 

And BYU beat Utah!! Wahoo!! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Coming Home

Sunday night we got home from our trip, and i spent the night at Rory and Karen's instead of driving to Logan at midnight that night. I got back to Logan just in time for class and this is what I returned to. 

Looks great, right? Especially for February in Logan. 
Wrong! It is freezing. It was about 20 degrees and the wind is crazy! It makes it bitter to walk out the door. I heard while I was gone that it got down into the negatives and the average temperature was 5 degrees.
Can't I go back to this? This is where I am truly happy! 
Sunshine! Family! Beach! Sunshine! Warm Weather! 

More to come about our Caribbean Vacation!! Stay Tuned! 

Bucket List Goal #64 Complete!

So on thursday, January 27th, I went skiing with my friend Ally. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and fairly new snow. We took off after we got out of class about 12:30 and it was great. Such a great day.

On friday we had our Midnight flight to Florida. So after we recovered from our jet lag we drove a couple miles to the beach. And that where I completed it. It was great and so beautiful! Yay! I have accomplished something.