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AHEM….50 things about Me!

Since this is my 50th post and everything I asked around to see what people are doing for their most important 50th post. MERRIANNE told me I could mention 50 things about myself. SO here it goes. . .

1-I am first and foremost a friend. My husband and I started off as friends. Friendship is wonderful, don’t ya think?

2-I like to write. Part of the reason I started blogging is because I thought it would help my writing. (It has. It also has helped me make GREAT friends.)

3- I like cats. Recently I picked up a stray that was hanging out at my doorstep a couple of months ago. Found out she was pregnant and NOW we have 4 sweet kittens. (We are giving them away.)

4-Blogging is an excellent way to make friends. (Oh and BTW, I like blogging can YOU tell?)

5-I LOVE chocolate! (Who doesn’t?)

6-I like laughing with my friends. (Especially at your blog posts. You PEOPLE are something else.)

7-I like to read. Probably should post a current reading list on here sometime. (So many books, so little time.)

8-I LOVE the beach! (How did I end up in Utah where there is NO BEACH at all? Went to college out here,got married, had children, and haven’t been back. I WILL someday make my move to the EAST. I miss my family.)

9-I LOVE romantic comedies!(I watch other shows too but ROMANCE is where it’s at BABY.)

10-I am OBSESSED with Law and Order SVU. (I love Christoher Meloni! And yes my hubby already knows.)

11-I google everything!!! (Well, almost everything. When is the last time you googled yourself?)

12-I DON’T like getting stuck behind SLOW people when I am obviously in a hurry. Period.

13-I am a compulsive email checker. I mean honestly how many times does one really have to check their email? (As many times as it takes.!)

14-My HEAD is brimming with ideas for stories. That is why I decided to write. It beats talking to yourself OUTLOUD in stores. People look at you funny. No kidding.:)

15-I am afraid of HEIGHTS but I will ride a roller coaster for a thrill. Go figure.

16-I HATE doing the dishes! Honestly can’t we just stop eating for a week so I can catch up? 🙂 (It’s not that bad but you get my point?)

17-Cell phones. Gotta love them. But sometimes PEOPLE HANG UP and drive! Enough said about that one.

18-Twitter. To twitter or NOT to twitter? I have mixed feelings. I have an account but I hardly ever post anything there. Facebook is where I post. Look for me in Facebook, OK? 🙂

19-Make-up! Defintely. Eye make up and lip gloss for sure. Definite essentials in every wonan’s life.

20- LAte night Comedy. It’s funny. I’ve been known to watch Leno but honestly it’s WAY PAST my bedttime.

21-Blog buttons. Gotta LOVE them. Still working on mine.

22- I LOVE vacations. Doesn’t everybody? I just HATE packing and UN PACKING!

23-You tube. It’s awesome and funny and IT HAS MORMON MESSAGES!

24- Manicures. Love a good manicure and pedicure. Takes me to my SPECIAL PLACE. . .

25-Favorite Holiday? Easter. Renewal of life and growth. And IT’s not so STINKIN HOT yet.

26-Giveaways. Love them. But I hardly ever win.

27- Toilet Paper. I just can’t live without T.P. Can you?

28- Ice cream! Always makes me happy. Any Flavor is right up my alley.

29-I LOVE my KING SIZE BED! Lots of room to roll around in bed and NO FEAR at all that you will FALL OUT!

30- Newspaper. Love it. Even though everybody gets their news onling these days I still read the paper.

31- I HATE it when the blankets are tucked in too TIGHT on my bed. Give my feet to move arounf PuLLLEEESE!

32-How I read the newspaper: Headlines, editorials, COMICS! YES!

33- I HATE CLEANING! Where’s my maid when I need her?

34- Tag it entries in the BLOG WORLD! If they are interesting enough I will participate.

35- I like reading creative blog titles and headers. You ALL are so talented!

36- I love MomBabe’s 5 BLOGGER LOVE LANGUAGES Everyone should read her. She is so funny.

37-I wear glasses. I like contacts better but I need to go to an eye dr. first to renew the proescription.

38- I am an avid Facebook user. It’s a good way to connect, ya know?

39-I am NOT a blog stalker. If I like what I am reading I will usually follow. And if you update weekly or daily BONUS points for me! YES!

40- I like to comment on almost all blgos. I tend to read the funnier ones first and if you make me laugh, I give you a comment.

41- I think the MOMNERD is a great blog. Check her out!

42- I was unsure about blogging at first but now that I have been doing it for a while, I like the results.

43- I’m not athletic in the least.

44- Cloth or disposable diapers? The cloth diapers now are way CUTE but I will always use disposable. Potty-training is HARD enough.

45-I LOVE PAYLESS Shoe store! I just wish I had more money to buy more shoes.

46- I LOVE my family. I’m so lucky to have married such a wonderful man!

47- FRiday night pizza from Papa Murphy’s. Any night where I get an excuse not to cook is a GOOD night.

48- Blog awards. Gotta love them. Can anybody just give those things out?

49= Saturday sleep in. I just wish the kids slept in longer at times.

50- LAST but certainly not least is HAVING as many friends as possible at any given time. It’s fun to read what your REAL LIVE friends write but even better when you make “Bloggy” friends.

Thanks for reading. Now you know more about me whether you like it or not! 🙂

"When Hearts Conjoin"

WOW! Remember the Herrin twins? If you live in Utah then you are probably familar with Primary Children’s Hospital. These are the twins that were separated. Well Luanne Staheli helped write the book. There is a small excerpt from the book on her blog. It looks very heartfelt. It almost looks like you are going to need a tissue when you read the book. Luann’s blog is HERE if you want to take a look.
Also Anne Bradshaw is giving away the book. Go to her BLOG and read her amazing interview with Luann and then sign up to win the book. If you never sign up you will never win.
Thanks everybody who continue to read this blog despite all the recent giveaway entries. I am still trying on making it interesting even though you just might not be interested. Check out some of the links. You just might want to sign up for some of them. 🙂

Mother’s Day giveway! Last one I promise??!!

This is for all you mother’s out there who want a labtop. Or if you are not a mom and want a labtop anyway. Come check this mini labtop computer out! It’s so cute, I hope I win. But I know my chances of winning are like 1 million to one. But if I don’t enter then I won’t ever win anything will I?
Mother’s Day Giveway Mini Super Cute Computer! CLICK HERE!

Michele’s contest/giveaway!

I got to stop! I am drowning in Bloggerland! But to be fair I just found out about all of you at the LDStorymaker’s conference. I have to follow you. You are awesome and you all are my motivation to write. I have ideas. I will get them on paper. In 5 years I will be published, hopefully. That is my goal anyway. I can do it! I know I can!
You can win this really cool book by this author Jerry Borrowman. It sounds like a romance. It sounds awesome! Michele Bell also interviewed him on her blog. Check it out people! What are you waiting for???

Also Michele Bell also writes romance herself. Check it out! She is awesome!

Contests-Anne Bradshaw

Oh My GOSH!!!! Let me just breath for a minute.

That’s better. I am a member of Mommy Mormon blogs. YEAH! I am just about following all LDS authors that blog. YEAH! I am going to enter contests/giveaways like crazy maybe I’ll win something sometime. If I don’t ever enter, I might not win, right? Check out Anne’s awesome contest/giveaway, It ends tomorrow so hurry up and sign up!


One more thing, I have to win guys. So if you win something send your good luck winnings in my direction. I never win anything from the Mom nerd. Mom Nerd just changed her look! Check her out! The Mom Nerd–CLICK HERE!

Thanks for following me! And if you haven’t started following me, WHY not???:) Looking forward to meeting all of you in my Bloggersphere!

LDS storymakers


This was my first year I attended LDS Storymaker’s conference. It was so much fun! There were many classes with real live LDS authors teaching them! Rachel Nunes taught a class on plot and conflict. Some of the LDS authors that attended:Michelle Ashman Bell, Josie Kilpack, James Dashner, Tristi Pinkston, Robison Wells– EVERYONE was there! I am so excited to get started writing! I think I even might try my hand at writing a Young adult, youth book geared for 9-12 year old girls. I still want to write romance, I just want to try to write other genre’s as well. We’ll see how I do. And now I have all these connections now. It’s cool. And I also heard it’s a good thing to blog. I need to build up my blogging community. YES! I knew blogging was a good idea! Also Facebook was mentioned as a good thing to have. YES! Double score for me! Everyone who is interested in writing and who ever had any desire to write should attend this conference next year. I LOVED it! I’ll see if I can link you to their site. It’s awesome! I also joined a group called Author’s Incognito. They can critique your work if you want! I am finally pursuing my writing dream.

My Redeemer lives!

I’ve been reading…

I’ve been reading–books and blogs. Well actually for the last couple of days it had been books. I love books! I love to escape reality and delve right on into a book. I currently am reading Tears of a Giraffe and The Thirteenth Tale. Good Stuff. Granted I just started so I’m in a chapter of them both but hey it’s good.
I just checked out your blogs. They are still funny and cute. And I wish some of you would write more. YOU know who YOU are. If you update about once a week you are ok…but once a month–Come on give me a break will ya! Anyway jump on the blogging bandwagon like me and blog to your heart’s content. LOL! I’ll just get to the point so you can be done reading and on to more important things like cleaning the toilet…(hehe..remember your visiting teachers are coming today.)

Okay. I’m serious. Well I’d just like to take a minute or two and express my gratitude for a living Savior AND a Divine Heavenly Father in my life. He knows us and wants to help us. He answers our prayers–His spirit can be with us always if we let him in. I am in the primary presidency in my ward and one of my fellow counselors gave the sharing time lesson today. It was about the Saviour. She posted pictures of the Savior and shared some pictures from a book she got. Then she played a DVD of the song My Redeemer lives!(It’s right next to the hymn I believe in Christ in the LDS hymnbook.) President Hinckley wrote the words to My Redeemer lives! Here are the words:
I know that my Redeemer lives,
Triumphant Savior, Son of God,
Victorious over pain and death,
My King, my Leader, and my Lord.

He lives, my one sure rock of faith,
The one bright hope of men on earth,
The beacon to a better way,
The light beyond the veil of death.

Oh, give me thy sweet Spirit still,
The peace that comes alone from thee,
The faith to walk the lonely road
That leads to thine eternity.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, “My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 135)
It was a great sharing time. I too am grateful to the Lord and for my faith and testimony I have of the Savior. Even when the road is rough He is there for me and sometimes He carries me when it is too much. May all your loads be alittle lighter today because of the Savior.

Things Aren’t as Bad as they Seem

Well in my last post as I was doing a lot of complaining. Somehow things will work out. I am putting my trust in God at the moment. Sometimes when things like this start to happen I tend to freak out for a minute and forget: “Hey wait a minute, I think I need to get down on my knees and pray.” So that’s what I did. I am feeling much better. We are planting our garden (getting the seeds in anyway, rototilling the ground and such is for a little later). I am doing what the Lord wants me to do. I am striving to do my best.

That’s all he asked us to do.

I am so grateful for a Savior in my life, Aren’t you?

Car problems.

I know I probably shouldn’t do this but I have to get my frustrations out. The car stalled on the way to school today. And to make matter worse it stalled in front of someone’s driveway. I really hope it was the fact that the gas gauge is kinda low and maybe it just ran out of gas? The thermostat already needs changing, so hopefully whatever it is it is a small problem. My husband Daniel pushed it out of the way and I luckily was able to get it back in our driveway. Thank goodness for husbands!
Our other car is up for the temp tags it has on it. Hopefully we can get that fully registered today cause I have a feeling we are going to relying on it more and more.
Plus it is garden group today and we are meeting 9:30 AM at the church and it is raining!!!!!
Ack! Maybe my honey will let me take the buick. I’ll won’t be gone for too long.
Hope your day and week is going better. See what rainy days do to me?
Until next time.