This one's a "wow-er"

Ok, this video is kind of long but it is SO cool!! Yes, I cried when I watched it! Oprah found this girl from youtube videos and invited her on her show and now she is singing duets with Celine Dion, Andre Bocelli and many others... she is amazing!

The Happiest Place on Earth

I spent last weekend at Disneyland!! We had so much fun! Me, my mom, Aunt Kathy (my mom's twin), my cousin Becky and little Aspen decided to have a girls' weekend and go to Disneyland. We left early Friday and went strait to Disneyland. The first ride we went on was the new Nemo ride which was only about a 20 minute wait. It was a cute ride but I would never want to wait an hour for it. Aspen is only 3 but she is very tall for her age (the doctor says she'll be over 6') so she was tall enough to go on every ride. She was a trooper until we dragged her on Tower of Terror... after that ride, she didn't quite trust us anymore and wanted to stick to rides like Peter Pan and Whinnie the Poo. We were there Friday, all day Saturday, and half of Sunday before driving home that night. Becky got a little online book from ebay that was written by a guy who works at Disneyland and it has some fun little facts about Disneyland... Did you know that the average person walks 5 miles per day at Disneyland?? Also, there are over 100,000 light bulbs and every one of them gets checked every single night and when the bulb is 20% used up, they replace them; also, every hand rail is cleaned and POLISHED every night. AND, this one killed me; they get all their Coke products for free as long as they don't sell any Pepsi products... SO, why is it that they feel like they need to charge $2.50 for a bottle of Coke? What a rip off. Another thing he said is that many couples think they have privacy on Pirates of the Caribbean and do naughty things because it's dark but they actually have infrared cameras all over and you are being watched all the time... If any of you are wondering if that is true, the infrared part, it is... on Saturday night, everyone in our group was shopping at the little gift shop and, believe it or not, I am not much of a shopper, so I decided to just go on Splash Mountain by myself because I was getting impatient so I go on it and I have the whole log to myself because no one else was even in line so I get on and I had my feet up on the seat in front of me because I didn't want to get wet, so I'm going along and right before the big drop, the music stops and a little voice comes through the speaker "please put your feet down!" It was quite funny actually... SO YES, they really are watching you. SO, note to self, don't do anything crazy when you think no one is watching. OHH! One more thing that I forgot to add... we went into this library where you sit at a little computer thing and it takes your picture and then you answer a few questions and then it tells you which Disney Character you are... of course I was hoping to be Cinderella or someone cool BUT, it said that I was most like the fat little teapot from Beauty and the Beast! I was not very happy about that... so I did it again and got Mulan... haha. ** I will have a picture of us on Tower of Terror soon... I need to scan it. **

Sharing Time Help?

Ok Girls! I need your help!! It is my month to do sharing time in primary this month and I need your ideas... the topic is, I can pray to Heavenly Father, and He will hear and answer my prayers. Keep in mind that I teach Sunbeams so there really isn't much they can do to help and be involved and also it will be junior primary so not many of the kids can read... Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :)!

Chuck Norris Facts!

Ok, so everyone has heard those Chuck Norris jokes... right? Well, when I first heard them, I was at work and I printed them off and was reading them to Janna, Russ and Becky and I was laughing so hard because they are just so stupid, but so funny. SO, ever since then, it has become the joke around the office that I have a thing for Chuck Norris. Every year for Christmas, someone here will get me a Chuck Norris movie (which are still in the package because I actually have to interest in actually watching them) or a Chuck Norris shirt. So anyways, Janna and her husband Digger were in Mesquite yesterday and Digger saw these two posters and told Janna that she had to get them for me. Haha, yes, even the spouses know about me and Chuck. I came in to work today and saw them hanging in my office so I had to take a picture!

This is the more girly side of office... haha. Some of my favorites are...
  • When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the Earth Down
  • Chuck Norris does not "style" his hair. It lies perfectly in place out of sheer terror.
  • Chuck Norris has the greatest Poker-Face of all time. He won the 1983 World Series of Poker, despite holding only a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoloy card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO.
  • Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse-kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.

The Five Tag!

THE FIVE I got tagged! So here it goes! 10 years ago I: 1. Was in 8th grade 2. Became an aunt 3. knew everything 4. hated school 5. thought the "problems" I had were actual problems. 5 things on todays "to do" list: 1. stop blogging and get to work 2. Finish my A/P for the 10th. 3. Work out after work 4. go to Weight Watchers at 6:00 5. laundry 5 snacks I enjoy: 1. yogurt 2. wheat thins 3. licorice 4. chocolate 5. oreos 5 things I would do if I were a millionaire: 1. pay off my debts 2. buy a house in Midway for myself and my family 3. travel the world 4. buy my dad a Harley and my mom a pink Smartcar 5. charity 5 places I have lived: 1. Henderson, Nevada til I was 5 2. Logandale, NV when we moved from Henderson 3. Cedar City with Tara and Whitney 4. Provo with Savannah, Kendra and 2 CRAZY chicks! 5. Moapa, NV all by myself 5 jobs I have had: 1. store manager at Tiffanys... FUN! 2. Receptionist at Geneva Pipe 3. Pre-school teacher at Ab Initio Academy in Cedar 4. Payless shoes in Provo 5. Back to Geneva doing accounting I tag Haley, Rachel, Katie, Emily, Amanda. Rules:Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

It's Raining!

We finally got some rain yesterday and Kade and Kylie were LOVING it! Of course, I had to snap some pictures... and a video... Also, for the record, Kade is not actually cross-eyed, he does it to be funny as soon as I pull out my camera. He's so funny!
Notice Kylie's face when Kade and the dog start running and bump into her the first time. Haha, I love it!

Swiss Days 2008

Both of my grandparents grew up in Midway, Utah so every year for Labor Day weekend we go up there for Swiss Days and a family reunion. We all love it up there! We still have a lot of family that lives there but most of my intermediate family lives in Nevada and we all wonder how that happened? How did they move from beautiful little Midway to Las Vegas?? If you have never been to Swiss Days and like crafts and decorating, I suggest you go! It's every girls dream. Cute stuff everywhere!!

We usually stay at the Zermatt or the Homestead but this year we stayed at the Inn on the Creek. It wasn't bad but we all agreed to stick with one of the others from now on.

My cousin Becky was staying at the Zermatt so we took the kids over there to ride the merry-go-round. Kylie wasN'T happy when it was time to leave.

At the reunion... Alivia, Savannah, Aunt Lynn, Mom, Me, Brooklyn

I just stole this picture from Emily's page because I didn't get a picture of it when we were there... anyways this is the "mushroom house" or the "smurf house" in Midway. This house has been there for as long as I can remember and we all love it so we always have to drive by the Mushroom House whenever we go to Midway. Isn't it cool?