Tuesday, November 22, 2011

24 years old!

My birthday was 1 month ago, and I am just now getting around to taking the pictures off of my mom's camera! I can't believe I'm 24. It sounds so old to me. I still feel 17 inside.

I received wonderful gifts from my family and my best friend Kami.
And I am soooo grateful for everything!
I really wish I could adopt Becca. She looks like me, yeah?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lemmons Christmas pics

It has become a tradition for me to take the Lemmons' pictures for Christmas every year. I love it! It is so fun and easy to take pictures when the family is so flippin cute!



Emma Jean Bean or the gangsta

Savannah Banana

Cindy Lou Who

Emma has been quite the 'gangsta' lately. So they decided to do a gangsta family picture. Cindy Lou Who doesn't quite get it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

bored and blogging

Are you all getting excited for Christmas?? I am!! I am so proud to say that I have sneaked Christmas music into Brett's ears early this year. Deep down, he can't resist the sweet sound. We have a great Pandora Christmas station going. Which I am listening to now. The best Christmas albums are Josh Groban and Faith Hill, with a little bit of Celine Dion in there.

I have gone over a WEEK without sweets and desserts! I don't think I have done this ever in my entire life. It feels like I'm starving myself a little bit, but I'll survive. At the beginning of this week, I made a 'no more soda' goal. I've done it once, I can do it again!

Today, I'm going shopping for some skinny jeans. My only 2 pairs ripped last winter (embarrassing). Have you ever had your jeans rip in public? I have. At least 4 times. Let me share:
  1. My cute overall flares ripped right on the bum in 8th grade. Luckily, Jenny Pickering let me borrow her sweatshirt to tie around my waist to cover it the rest of the day.
  2. My $80 Buckle jeans ripped right on the bum, again. At Disneyland my senior year. There was nothing I could do, so I just let my bright yellow underwear show.
  3. Blue $13 skinny jeans from Ross, ripped at work. Luckily I sat at a desk most of the day.
  4. Gray skinny jeans ripped at the dollar store, while picking out birthday cards.
So now let me ask you, where is your favorite place to buy jeans? good quality and cheap. (does that even exist?)

Last random bit for the day, last week, our office went out for a yummy breakfast at Gourmandies. Their breakfast was soooo tasty! I can't wait to take Brett to this place.

Yes...we did drive with the top down.

This was Melissa's breakfast, I am trying this next time!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lake Powell

A few weeks ago, we took a trip to Lake Powell to get some last minute sunshine in! Our lovely Prowse friends came with us and I am so happy they did! Here are some pictures of the weekend.

We got there pretty late, so we slept at some random campground we found, on the ground. It. Was. FREEEZING that night. I can't believe I lived through that.

The next 2 nights weren't as bad though, we slept in a tent, and me and Brett zipped our sleeping bags together. I've decided Brett is like Jacob--he's always so warm!!

  

Wakesurfing!




Brett getting some air!

Our campground was beautiful!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

List

I need to blog about:
  • Lake Powell
  • Christmas crafts
  • Birthday
  • and other random things
Me and Brett have started a NO SWEETS diet. Last Monday and Tuesday, I had enough doughnuts to last me a lifetime. And in between those doughnuts, were other yummy snacks. WHY DO I LOVE SUGAR SO MUCH?!!!

When we try to not eat sweets, it doesn't work out so well....
-Like when Stephanie and Brad made us yummy cookies and dropped them off at our house.
-Or Blaine and Kami making the yummiest brownies ever that taste like the Chocolate Melting Cake on the cruise!
-Or Brett's family making yummy scone things. I don't even know exactly what they were....but it was sugar, so of course I had to taste it. right?
All 3 of those were last week. (the same week as the doughnuts)

Anways....you people are killing me with your yummy desserts. And it's only going to get worse with the holidays arriving. So PLEASE do not offer me and Brett dessert. Please don't tempt us. Please don't ask us to go out to a fatty restaurant.

We are going to have 'free days.' Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.
Our reward if we succeed: taking ourselves to some of our favorite 'healthy' restaurants.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm an Introvert

I got this list from my friend Lindsay today. Most of these things describe me perfectly!!

10 Myths about introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
-This myth isn't really true for me...I could spend DAYSSS in Disneyland. and never ever get sick of it.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them. - This sound really weird....but true.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun. Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. - Actually, I'm a huge thrill seeker. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. - I do this a lot. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts. A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.