Thursday, January 29, 2009
im so glad that things are finally falling into place. ive been worried for a little bit about how things were going to go for me, and yes, ive always wanted to get into massage professionally, but ive always had that littlee fear. well, since being laid off at kenworth, that has given me the umph to get moving forward :) and low and behold, its working out great so far! yay! see, 2009, its a great year already. i get a new job, my boyfriend comes home in two weeks, i get to spend a long vacation with him in california, im getting 'A's in my art program.....ahhhhh, things are going well. oh, and whats greater still, is that i am really enjoying chior in my ward, im slowly building relationships up and im so glad. its hard going to church and having no one to talk to. i do miss my old ward, but im here where im at for a reason. yup yup
Thursday, January 22, 2009
i am now a licensed massage therapist, and i am trying to gain a position as a massage therapist at a spa, but even that has been a challange so far. Brandon will be home feb 14th (my own valintine!) and i want to move to cali to be closer to him, which of course he is all for, but i fear moving there. ive always wanted to branch out and go new places and live an adventure if you will, before i get married and have children, but its tricky leaving all i know back here in utah. im still thinking. i would love to be close to him, he has to stay in cali for a few reasons for now. it will be interesting to see how things play out in the future i think.
brandon and i are doing wonderful, i still think that he is the most amazing person on this earth, though he will tell you different. he's my blessing. i am flying to california to meet him off the bus at camp pendleton and then i get to spend a week there with him just us. im so excited!!! then we are driving to utah so i can meet more of his family and he can meet mine :).
you know, i never pictured myself with a military man. i was always afraid of the time away and the fears and worries that came with that. i actually told myself i wouldnt date anyone in the military. Brandon tells me that after this he is getting out, that he is done and wants to be home. he has served his time and i more than happily support him in this, but something new for me, i support him in whatever it is he feels he needs to do. i would wait forever for him. i do worry, but everything is different, and im ok with my military man. i hope i never loose him. i have more respect and understanding-if only a little glimps of understanding- for the families, mothers wives and children who have fathers over seas. its not easy, but to all those faithful back home, i respect them. my man is wonderful and he is doing his best out there. im greatful to him for what he does for us. he takes no thought of himself. its his job. and i love him.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
i like the company ive been with it for two years now, but i need a job that will keep me busy.
i like staying busy, it gives me a rush getting stuff done. anyone with job openings let me know!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
This here is a picture of our train on the way to denver. very snowy out there. but it was beautiful, there was a lot of iced over rivers and unique designs made by the snow on the hills and mountains. i am hoping that i can take another train ride during the summer and see all the green that will be out. i love the outdoors!
this is the best picture! it makes me happy :) this is jose and i on the train right before making it into denver. we were tired. but i love taking pictures and so he was nice and let me take all the pictures of us i wanted (isnt he great?) ya, im a little picture crazy, but thats ok! we have fun and thats all that counts right?
And this here is a picture of my bestest friend aubrey and her boo der! they rock. i have the most fun when this group of 4 is together. for valentines day we are all going to go hike angels landing in zion national park and we're gonna have a picnic up there. fun huh?!? i know it will be a lit cold, but we're tough, it'll make for great memories! in this picture we are at the hard rock cafe' in denver eating dinner. it was really cool cause that night there were a ton of local bands playin on stage just below us (we were upstairs next to the overlook).
Here is a picture of the stage. if you look closely you can make out the drummer, guitarist and lead singer (hint: the singer is really fuzzy)
it was cool to listen but it was very very loud and so we had to yell at leach other so we could understand what the other was saying. ya, it was a challenge trying to tell the waitress what we wanted to order! lol!
Hey you knew i had to put another picture of jose and i in right? this is us at hard rock cafe'. man i hate flashes on cameras! they make me look transparent white! aaahhh!!! thats ok, what can ya do right?
this was a good night, it was our last night in denver and boy was it a great meal! jose and i decided to get two mexican dishes and share them. mmmm mmm mmm! i cant wait to go to another HRC and try out some more of their deluctible meals! hey, that'd be a fun goal, to try out as many HRC's in different states as possible. haha, i'll let you know how that goes.
This was a cool picture that we took in the elevator up to our room on the 11th floor! the celing was mirror so we started taking pictures of us, haha, that was fun :)
This next picture here big building is the denver art museum which was just a few blocks down and over from our hotel. it was, well...museumy. lots of cool artifacts and pictures. though i got asked not to take certain pictures a lot. geese, ya im gonna sell copies of what i took pictures of...i mean, come on, my friends were in all of them. oh well, still fun stuff. this picture shows aubrey and der walking towards the entrence of the obscure building ;)
this is all made by sand. cool huh? i thought, wow! i could never make that!
All sand! wow
Our trip wasnt very long, and we kept it simple but we all had a lot of fun.
Ahhh, sleep time. there was a lot of that on the train!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The earth in its pristine beauty is an expression of the nature of its Creator. The language of the opening chapter of Genesis intrigues me. It states that “the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” (Gen. 1:2.) I suppose it presented anything but a picture of beauty.
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3.) And so the creation continued until “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” (Gen. 1:31.)
I interpret this to mean that it was beautiful, for “out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight.” (Gen. 2:9.)
I believe in the beauty of nature—the flowers, the fruit, the sky, the peaks, and the plains from which they rise. I see and believe in the beauty of animals.
I see and admire beauty in people. I am not so concerned with the look that comes of lotions and creams, of pastes and packs as seen in slick-paper magazines and on television. I am not concerned whether the skin be fair or dark. I have seen beautiful people in all of the scores of nations through which I have walked. Little children are beautiful everywhere. And so are the aged, whose wrinkled hands and faces speak of struggle and survival.
I believe in the beauty of personal virtue. There is so much of ugliness in the world in which we live. It is expressed in coarse language, in sloppy dress and manners, in immoral behavior which mocks the beauty of virtue and always leaves a scar. Each of us can and must stand above this sordid and destructive evil, this ugly stain of immorality.
starting off in high school i had tonz of friends~!~ i loved it, i love talking to people and being involved in things. but as my junior year hit things started to change. i joined an academy that took me away from my school for over have the day every day, and though i greatly enjoyed this academy i felt that it caused me to loose touch with many of the students that previously i had been great friends with. from there on out i had but few friends.
that was really hard for me at the time since i had been so used to being surrounded my smiles and jokes. after high school i attended the utah college of massage therapy and there made a few good friends, and many great acquaintances. i graduated from there, people went there own ways and time moved on as it always does.
it was just this morning though that i realized that 1- i have more friends than i had thought, and 2- that though i may not have tonz of friends, all the friends i do have are really great people. aubrey r, my best friend, has been with me for 8 years and a little under 2 years ago her brother and my sister got married, thus tying us into family relations (we're not complaining ;) ). she and i have had differences, but its almost comic when we fight..if you can call it that. we always end up laughing and saying oh well, then go get ice cream :) she and i definitely have a stronger bond than most i think. we are able to strengthen each other where others cannot, and we both tend to mimic each other in our failings and successes. i can talk to her about anything in the world and know that i will receive wisdom beyond years from her. ...so grateful for that!
then there's april s. my best friend from UCMT. shes the one who got me to start thinking for myself and helped me take my first real step out into the world of living on my own and helped me greatly understand that i am still young and have a long way to go, not to worry quite yet. :)
next theirs Phister...well, Cassie, but we all call her phister.
Monday, May 14, 2007
i am moving back to my old town that i miss so much! my new place is not as nice as my old place, and im even paying a bit more as well, but when i think about how i feel to be in the neighborhood, it really is worth it. i have moved some of my stuff in there but im not stationed their quite yet. this weekend i have spend painting the walls to help it look better after having to patch up the wall due to holes in it from the previous owner, but thats ok with me, its looking so much nicer with the new colors on the wall. i will be updating this page when i get some pictures taken and download them on here, so more to come!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
it was me and a few other family members (though i didnt know any of them) and we were just doing some cleaning in the house, like the dishes, the floor, cleaning off counters, putting stuff away, shinning up items and tables, etc. what was interesting was that during all this we were talking casually about a bunch of stuff, when one of them took over the conversation and he was like teaching us, casually as he kept cleaning.(i mainly was cleaning the dishes) the part that was cool to me, was that i remember knowing that this man that was talking to us was God. ya, it was cool. he was older (not grandpa old, but older) and i remember being calm, doing what i needed to do and he just kept talking to us, then he came over and helped me dry the dishes while somebody else washed some more. he talked calmly about a lot of stuff though i only remember him mentioning my mom and what she's been up to in heaven (she died from Cancer in 1998). i dont remember what he said she was doing, but it was like she was helping out a lot up there with people. i wish i could remember what he said about her.
i liked that dream
that was special to me, and i dont want to forget it.
Friday, May 4, 2007
thats a comfort to me when i feel like i am all alone, that He is still there, and my mother standing right along side him, they stand right by my side and help me get through the tough and lonely nights. there have been times when i feel closer to them and times when i have felt as far as i could possibly be from them. i hate those moments because i know its my doing. i guess that is a part of life, i am learning. im grateful that i am able to learn from my mistakes and that it is possible to be happy again. you just keep going.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
I think im going to enjoy writing my own blog.... i surf the internet a lot due to my boring but easy desk job and so i have come across many- a-blog from people and ive enjoyed reading them all. though i cant guarantee that my entries will be exciting or anything, life isnt interesting every second unfortunately (dont get me wrong, i love life, but 8 hours sitting at a desk can add to the pool of boredom!).
i think my intentions for this blog will be simply to write down my thoughts on whatever matter i think of at the time that i find of interest to me and the daily happenings in my life. ...i guess that is what everyone else blogs about isnt it??? eh, oh well, im sure my opinions and life will be very much different from the days of others, right?
i dont know how this is going to turn out, but please, if you have a thought, opinion or even criticism in your mind please leave me a comment and let me know! im up for anything that would make my blog better!