Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Things I Carry

This post is mostly true. It is an account of what I carry throughout a day..........

I am usually grateful when Sunday has passed as it is the hardest day of the week for me. Ever since I was a little girl, Sunday has been far from a day of rest.

I carry my scriptures -2.1 pounds- along with my binder for Young Womens which weighs about eight ounces. I sling my green leather purse-5 pounds- minus my cell phone -4 ounces- over my shoulder and slip on my glasses -4 ounces- as I head out to church.

Sometimes I leave the kitchen sink behind -20 pounds- and other times I tuck it in the corner of my purse because I never know when I will need it. I also take with me to church the guilt of not being a good enough mom-100 pounds-, not being a good enough wife-99 pounds- and being a horrible daughter- 1000 pounds. I carry along with that the worry that someone {anyone} will find out -1000 pounds.

After church is over I head home to take some much needed ibuprofen because I have just learned in class and through the talks given that what I am doing is still not good enough.

I am exhausted.

I don't know how I can carry this load home.

I am ready for Monday.

I am ready for a break.

Friday, June 26, 2009

My First Award!

Raders Out Loud has given the Premio Meme Award to my blog. I met Queen a couple of weeks ago when she was visiting the city I live in. We went out to lunch with Shelle and were instant friends. She is so fun and witty. She is my type of friend!

So, the rules of this award, is that I must tell 7 things about myself and then give this award to 7 people. Well, here goes nothing.....

1. I have lost over 60 pounds over the past 5 years. (Not as much as Queen, but we've seen each other's "before" pictures!)

2. I hate speaking in public (like at church or to large groups). My heart pounds and I feel like I'm going to faint or yak!

3. I am a Twix junkie (but would prefer an Aero Bar or Caramilk). Since I can't get my hands on Canadian chocolate bars, I eat two mini Twix bars every night.

4. I was born in Canada but have now lived in the States for longer than I lived in Canada. The rest of my family except for one sister still lives there. I eventually plan to take the test to become a US citizen....like my younger sister did.

5. I hate cooking. I love food, but I hate cooking, although, since my new kitchen has been finished, I am more apt to cook.

6. I used to own my own gift store.....and loved it! That was my dream, to own my own store. But it ended when we moved to Utah. Maybe again, one day.

7. I have only ever had one speeding ticket since I was 16 yrs old. I got it when I was 18, the day before I was leaving for college. And I do speed. Frequently.

So, I hope this wasn't too sappy for you Queen! :) Now, for who to choose to continue this on....hmmmmm.

I choose:

Serenity Now

The Hamster Wheel

livin' la vida utah

Ramblings of an Islander

The Papa's

Kazzy's Ponderings

You Asked For It

If I didn't hit you this time around....don't worry....I'll get you next time!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


My hubby is my best friend. That's why I married him.

He answered all of my premarital questions correctly.

I had a long list of them too! It wouldn't be easy but he passed with flying colors. Some of the questions were......

Will you change diapers? Check
Will you love me if I gain weight? Check
Will you get up with the kids in the night? Check
Will you do dishes? Check
Will you do laundry? Check
Will you love me forever? Check

Seriously, they were some qualifying questions that I had. I had my fair share of dating guys who said they would NEVER touch a diaper. GOOD-BYE.

Some said that dishes were women's work. SEE YA.

Then after a stormy relationship I met Drew. He was calm, quiet, sincere. He served others. He loved God. He honored his parents. He adored his mother. He had a good sense of humor.

He was exactly what I was looking for.

I have been blessed to have him in my life. He is my support. He is my rock. He is my love. He improves my surroundings just by being there.

Happy Father's Day to the father of my boys.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Remember how I have been fixing up my kitchen for what seems like FOREVER!!!!

Well guess what I came across today? A HUGE giveaway! It would be PERFECT in my new pantry. I don't know why I am even telling you this......oh ya, because then I get to have another entry!

So head on over to the Shelf Reliance Blog. HURRY! They are giving away their Harvest 72". True story! It holds up to 600 cans and retails out for $459.99.

It will rotate your cans so your canned foods don't spoil! What more can you ask for?

WHAT? You want me to win? You guys are AWESOME!!! ;]

Sunday, June 7, 2009


As I wrote on facebook page, I had my picture taken with Sione & Filipe from Season 7 of Biggest Loser. I love these guys! I loved them on the show! I rooted for them and was so sad when they were voted off by he who shall not be named.

Yes, that is me and Filipe! (With Sione in the background)

This pic is a little fuzzy.....camera phone quality can't be beat! Anyways, Sione, me and Filipe! (I can't stop smiling!)

Sione and Filipe made a special appearance at my place of employment on Saturday and are doing a "Boot Camp 4 Life" there on Mon, Tue & Wed.

I am giddy! I am star struck! I even got to see Sione's cute wife and daughter. (I'm starting to sound like Nutty Hamster Chick as she stalks the BYU football team!)

Oh, and did I mention that I had lunch this week with Shelle AND Queen this week? Two superstars in the blogworld!

I'm on a roll!

And Queen, we'll just keep our second lunch date to ourselves, K?