Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Other fun things... THIS JUST IN- I have a new niece as of a few hours ago: Kayleigh (sp?) Elizabeth Turpin. Isn't she a doll?!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I drove home from the mall in it and even though I was going super slow (with all of the other Vegas people who don't know how to drive in snow), I was skidding around a lot in Ben and Taryn's rear wheel drive truck. I'm grateful I survived Ü
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
On November 17, 2008 my beloved Grandpa Moyle C. Jensen passed away. Let me just say it out loud for everyone to hear: I love my grandpa Jensen! He was the best grandpa anyone could ask for and I hope someday to find a husband that is even a 10th as amazing as he was. He worked hard, loved his family, and cared for his friends and neighbors. He cared for everyone, really. He always told it like it was, but we grew to appreciate his blatant honesty. He was a sweet, sweet old man with a twinkle in his eye who would scold us if we didn't give him a big hug when we walked in the door and again when we left. He always told us to "Remember whose you are!" He was loved by all who knew him and he will be missed dearly. I, his little Padiddle, will miss him dearly.
At midnight the night before my grandpa's funeral, the Twilight movie was released. I had NO intention of going, partially because we were all pretty emotional and down right around then and because I knew I had to sing at the funeral the next day. No sleep+emotions+singing=bad, so in spite of my excitement about the movie's release, I had decided to put it off a week... until my cousin told me that she had tickets that she was just going to waste! SO, because we couldn't stand the thought of wasted midnight Twilight movie tickets, Jana, my cousin Arin, My cousin Shaylynne, and I went to the movie. It ended up being so fun! We laughed and were dorks waiting for the movie to start, which was great because I don't know how many more years we have left to just be silly little girls for a night, and then of course enjoyed the movie too! I know some people didn't like it, but I REALLY did. In fact, I went again the next week with my sisters. Anyways, I also got enough sleep and wasn't too tired the next day! I think sometimes the Lord just knows what we need at different times and gives it to us! I was able to have a fun night with the girls and still be awake and ready for the funeral the next day.
Thanksgiving was great too. It was nice to have all of the family together again for this holiday at my grandpa's house for what may be the last Thanksgiving we spent there. Grandpa was missed but it was a time for all of us to be there together and share the love and memories... Oh yeah, and some amazing food too!
And now I close the book on November and look forward to the events of December. I'm excited for this semester to end (only one more week!) and of course all of the Christmas festivities. Happy Holidays, everyone! Spread JOY CHARITYand LOVE this holiday season!
Friday, November 14, 2008
I'm pretty sure I like the dark red/dark brown/ almost black pictures the best. In fact, I only added that picture that shows that back of my head (as well as ADORABLE baby Carter!) because it's the one I'm leaning closest to for my next change... I think I want a really dark red of some kind, but I'm going to try to avoid purple. Ü Let me know what you think!
Friday, October 24, 2008
My mom made up this tag and I'm finally getting around to posting it! I'm excited to put something of depth on my blog for once! Ü
Favorite scripture: Well, ONE of my favorites (for there are many) is 2 Nephi 2: 6 "Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth."
Favorite hymn: Again, there are just SO many. To name a few, Be Still my Soul, Where can I turn for Peace?, Abide with Me, Lord, I would Follow Thee, and God be with you til we meet Again
Favorite scripture stories: the Good Samaritan, Stripling warriors, and Jesus' visit to America.
Young Women/Men Leaders: Lots of good ones! Terri Clark, Tami Day, Kathy Nelson, Julie Robbins, Lorna Cavalieri, Brenda Brand (not Brand anymore, but I don't know her last name), Brenda Toia, Connie Stolworthy, Jessica Gunderson, Shannon Guthmiller, MY MOM! Ü ( I included some of my YW teachers and camp leaders too... I dunno if they were supposed to be included, but they were a big influence on my life so I wanted to give a shout out, even though none of them will see this! Ü I'm sure I'm forgetting people too, but these were just some that made a great impact on me.)
Favorite calling: The only real callings I've had as an adult are Visiting Teaching District Leader and to be on the Linger Longer Committee of my Singles ward. (For those of you who don't know, Linger Longer is a lil activity where us Singles Ward folk sit around and socialize while we eat together after church once a month) So since the District Leader calling didn't require me to heat up a hundred hot dogs in the microwave during the third hour of church, I would say it was my favorite Ü ha ha, No really though, I liked it because it gave me a reason to call a handful of ladies in my ward once a month and because I could really see the divine inspiration of Visiting Teaching through that calling.
Least favorite calling: (See Above) ha ha. Seriously... ONE HUNDRED HOT DOGS. Alright, I'm sorry, Linger Longer committee really wasn't THAT bad, but I suppose of the two, it was my least favorite Ü
Jesus was happy today because you: Well, it's still early, but I've been in the scriptures a bit, prayed, I've written to a missionary, and am planning on writing to another missionary. Hopefully that makes him happy, but like I said, it's still early Ü
Who made you laugh today?: I can't say that I've laughed out loud yet this morning, but I'm sure one of Ben and Taryn's kids will say something to crack me up a little later. It's a daily occurrence. (Okay, since writing the above, I added a picture of a pile of hot dogs to this post and that made me laugh! In fact, it made me laugh really hard. ha ha. Ok, I'm willing to admit that I'm a big dork Ü)
Who's happier because of you today?: Mom! She's happy that I'm filling out her tag! Ü
Describe a sweet experience you've had recently: Well, about a week ago a bunch of us girls from high school (From L to R, Anna, Jana, me, Jillian, Holly, and Demitris) were all together to say goodbye to Jillian, who went into the MTC this week. It was horrible saying goodbye, but sweet at the same time that all of us were together for her. Ü Also, yesterday I made sugar cookies for the kids and I to decorate for Halloween and Shelby gave me a HUGE hug! It was so cute!
What makes you mad?: Nothing today! I started thinking about what makes me mad and nothing came up in the first few seconds, so I thought a little harder and then I decided I better stop because if I had to think that hard about it, it must not matter enough to get mad about in the first place!
What makes you sad?: Being away from family. :( I'll always be too far from someone, no matter where I go. Another thing that makes me sad is lost or dwindled relationships. I wish we could stay at the highest attained level of friendship with all people we've been friends with in the past, no matter how much time passes or how different our lives are now, but it doesn't seem to work that way unfortunately.
What do you want to accomplish?: Well, graduating from college of course (have I mentioned it'll happen in MAY?! Okay, I know I have mentioned it PLENTY of times, but I have to keep saying it to myself so I can trudge along and finish. Ü), becoming a responsible adult, making the gospel #1 in my life, and having a family of my own.
What makes you want to get up and do something?: Dance movies... They make me want to get up and dance! Then I remember that I can't. Ü
What's your favorite kind of exercise?: I can't say that I have a favorite, because that would denote that I like exercising to some degree, which would be false. Ü Okay, Line dancing in the front room has been a fun one! And I do like to play soccer as well.
How do you pull yourself out of a bad mood?: I'm not very good at this one. I usually just fall asleep and the next day is better. But some things that have worked in the past are reading, playing games or watching a movie with the family, or my neices and nephews sometimes have a way of improving a bad mood too.
What talent are you most grateful for?: easy learning and singing. I don't know how I'd make it through college without some of the gifts I've been given mentally, and I don't know how I'd make it through life without music.
This post was fun! I find myself wishing it weren't over yet! You all should do it! Tag, You're it!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Part of the reason for this is that school has been cah-razy lately! I used to think that I would love school like I did my freshman and sophomore years straight up until graduation but unfortunately that is not the case! It's intense (while also being boring?) this semester and next semester is going to be even worse! But then I'll have a Bachelor's degree, whether or not it will get me a better job. Ü
This past weekend was a ton of fun too, as Jana, Holly, Laura and Dalton came to visit in Vegas. It was a busy weekend! When they got here Friday night, we went to dinner with friends and just hung out the rest of the night. On Saturday, we hung out with friends again during the day (I of course had to multi-task this with writing a paper Ü) and then had a Murder Mystery party that night. It was fun to dress up for. Yesterday, Jillian (who is leaving on her mission on the 22nd) spoke in her ward and then we went to a luncheon for her and were, of course, the last ones to leave. Jana won't see her again until she comes back because she left to head back to Utah this morning. It was an emotional goodbye when we did finally pull ourselves away. All around, it was a fun, emotional weekend! I'll have to post pictures when Jana emails them to me.
If I haven't said it lately, I LOVE my friends and family! I know everyone says this, but my friends and family are the BEST. Recently, I've just had so many experiences that have confirmed this to me and it makes me feel SO blessed! I love you all!
Friday, September 19, 2008
8 TV SHOWS I LIKE TO WATCH
2. The Office
3. Iron Chef America
4. Heroes (So excited!)
5. One Tree Hill
6. Gossip Girl (I know, I know...)
7. America's Next Top Model (Tyra's conceitedness CRACKS me up.)
8. So You Think You Can Dance
8 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
1. PF Changs (yum! Eating left-overs from there right now! ha ha)
2. Olive Garden
4. Macaroni Grill
5. IHOP (I know that's kind of a lame one, but there's LOTS of memories there! Midnight bowling! Woo woo!)
6. El Torito
7. Pei Wei
8. Sam Pan
(Me and Kilee have really similar answers to this! Can you tell that I like Chinese and Italian food best? ha ha. I might've put Panda too, but didn't know if it's considered a "restaurant" ha ha)
8 THINGS THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY
1. I wrote an essay
2. I wrote another essay
3. I started ANOTHER essay (ha ha I know, right?! Keep reading... it gets better! :))
4. Went to PF Changs with the fam
5. Went to Walmart
6. Watched Baby Mama (Funny, funny)
7. I continued on the third essay
8. I determined whether I look more like my mom or dad! ha ha ha
In case you're interested:
MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebs - Collage - Morph
8 THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO
1. The family coming this weekend!
2. Trying out Rockband 2
3. Spending 2 weeks in Utah with Jana!
4. Twilight movie!
5. Day after Thanksgiving (need I say more?!)
7. Graduating in May! Woo!
8. Finding a job, deciding where to live, and becoming an adult... sort of :)
8 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FALL
1. School supplies
2. Cooler weather
3. Hoodies! (My favorite article of clothing)
4. hot chocolate
5. Holidays (this moves into winter a little)
6. Cool nights
8. TV shows returning (such as The Office and Heroes :))
8 THINGS ON MY WISH LIST
4. New wardrobe
5. Hawaii vaca
6. Money lol
7. New MP3 player (mine's out of commission)
8. Various movies and cds
As always, I tag everyone :D
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I am: awesome?
I think: too much... gives me a headache sometimes.
I know: the church is true.
I want: to know what direction my life is going in.
I dislike: conceited people... they drive me crazy.
I miss: my sister Jana!!! And all of the rest of my family in Utah. But September 20th is just around the corner!
I fear: being a complete failure
I feel: tired! I dunno what's wrong with me this week.
I hear: lots of random noises right now.
I smell: milk and honey soap (I just washed my hands with it)
I crave: baked goods. And Sonic drinks Ü
I cry: when I feel the spirit really strong (has happened a lot lately) and when I feel lost in my life.
I usually: sit around doing homework and browsing the internet all day
I search: the internet frequently
I wonder: what my life will be like. Don't we all?
I regret: doing stupid things in the past.
I love: my family! They're awesome!
I care: about people. Really, I do.
I always: let people down.
I worry: too much.
I am not: one of those people who is capable of holding her tongue.
I remember: lots of good memories with family and friends
I believe: in myself... most days.
I dance: VERY rarely... almost never Ü
I sing: ALL the time!
I don’t always: do what I'm supposed to.
I argue: when know-it-alls are wrong and I know it.
I write: a lot! I love writing! This excludes writing for school... that is NOT fun Ü
I win: Friends Scene It ha ha ha. And sometimes Scrabble too.
I lose: basically every other game
I wish: I were the person I want to be
I listen: really well, so if you ever need to talk...
I don't understand: people... well, not all of them anyways.
I can usually be found: in front of my computer, with a textbook in hand, or sleeping lol
I am scared: of the dark... no really Ü
I need: to finish some homework
I forget: things a lot... that's why I write them down Ü
I am happy: when I'm around my fam and good friends. Ü
I tag you all! Do it! Ü
Friday, September 5, 2008
(This is where the boring part starts!) So for those of you who don't know, my major is Psychology. I signed up for a Philosophy class this semester because I thought "hmmm... Psychology.... Philosophy... they're friends, right?" Um... no. Okay, it's only week 2 so I'm willing to keep an open mind about it but I THINK that Philosophy and Psychology aren't friends like I thought. In Philosophy, the philosophers ramble on about the POTENTIAL for some alternate thought or alternate way of being but seem to TALK THEMSELVES IN CIRCLES instead of really making any kind of evolution in progressive thought! Psychologists are all about progressive thought but they create experiments and trials to prove their theories, instead of TALKING about it. Okay, okay, the Psychologists of Socrates' time might not have been as progressive as the ones today, but I still think my point stands. Alright... I'm done... that's my ramble, brought on by an assignment to read a 31 page philosophical perspective on whether or not people are real (gag me!) so thanks for listening! Apologies to all the Philosophy majors out there! I'm sure... err... it's a cool area of interest? No.
Someone give me something to blog about so I don't have to write anymore horrible blogs like this. Ü
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Describe your self: Dear Prudence
How do people feel about you: Here Comes the Sun
How do you feel about yourself: I’m a Loser
Describe your current relationship: Help!
Describe where you want to be: Here, There, and Everywhere
Describe what you want to be: Tomorrow Never Knows
Describe how you live: Think for yourself
Describe how you love: I Will
Monday, August 4, 2008
If you know me much at all or have read my blog, you know I'm a BIT of a Twilighter! I love this series and I think that Stephenie Meyers is an amazing writer and I love to read her books.
Having said that, this fourth and final book of the Twilight Series, Breaking Dawn, was a quite a rollercoaster! Perhaps it was partially to do with the sleep deprivation that came along with reading the book, but this book was really heavy and deep for me! There were definitely more adult themes in this novel than the other three of the series and while I was a bit disgruntled during a few parts of the novel, I thought it was fantastic and ended perfectly!
Read it! Ü
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wow... That's all I can say about the So You Think You Can Dance results! Chelsie should have won it all and she got booted tonight! I even voted for her, which I never do (and then I get annoyed with how America votes), but this time I literally voted for her so I'm allowed to complain that she got kicked off. Ü Not cool America... not cool. She's pictured below with another SYTYCD casualty: Gev.
It's a good thing I've got the release of Breaking Dawn tomorrow to look forward to and raise my spirits Ü
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.
Thanks ya'll! Love ya!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I think my lure to the show is that... I can't dance at all. So it's nice to see that some people have talent :) I like to see how versatile all of these people are. It's an awesome show :) This dance by Chelsea and Mark was my favorite from tonight's show but Twitch and Kherington and Joshua and Katee did awesome too.
Anyways... that's just the latest in my favs... check back to see what I'm into after these obsessions fade out :)
Friday, June 13, 2008
Around New Years this year, my dad peeked into Jana's room and found both Jana and I engulfed in black hardcover novels. Several days later we could be found in the same place until we'd both completed Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. These novels are amazing! If you haven't read them by now, with all the hype that you've undoubtedly already heard, seriously... Read them!
I've been re-reading these books this week, which I never do (because once I know a story it is sort of difficult for me to re-read it) but it's pulled me back into my hardcore addiction. I'm trying to be patient while waiting for Breaking Dawn to be released on August 2nd but it is very difficult. :) I am also very excited about the December 12th release of the film Twilight.
Here is a link to the preview of Twilight the movie!
In honor of this blog and the connected addiction, I've posted a poll on my blog regarding who Bella Swan should end up with in the final book... The warm-hearted Jacob Black or the classic romantic Edward Cullen. I'm not going to lie... to me it seems SO clear! EDWARD! I've heard some other points of view recently though and am curious to see what everyone thinks! Okay, I think I'm done rambling about my addiction... I just wanted to get that out there!
May I also suggest The Host by Stephenie Meyer? It was really good as well. :)
Here is a link to Stephenie Meyer's website
Thanks for listening to my ramblings! :)
PS. I heart Edward.
Okay, I'm really done now :)
Sunday, June 8, 2008
PS: None of the Pictures Really Coincide with what I said in the above descriptions of the day, so I'm just going to post them all at the bottom. They're all of Carter, Lydia, and Jayden (accompanied occasionally by Randall, Jay and Jana) on the kiddie rides and then Randall and Jay's catapult into the sky!