Monday, December 22, 2008


Pedicures with the girls :)
Contrary to thought... this is not child abuse... just an innocent haircut :)
Maddy!  You are so pretty :)

Okay, yes, I am very guilty, but it's been super crazy!  I love Christmas Break, and I'm hoping I can catch up on the rest of the year's events, before December 31st.  Thanksgiving in Temecula was awesome!  We spent about a week staying at Shannon and Andrew's and we had a blast!  In a week's time, Maddy got baptized (holy cow, time passes too fast), we got to have Thanksgiving together, the girls did some shopping on Black Friday, and just about everybody got sick.  Some other highlights of the crazy trip included movie marathons, Rich got to play show and tell with his medal, Gavin's first haircut, and a crazy Turkey Bowl that left Dan and Andrew limping for the rest of the week.  The girls went for pedicures on Friday.  I asked the lady doing my feet to not file my feet.  (I need the callouses for dance)... she misunderstand, and it took me about 20 minutes into the callous REMOVAL treatment to figure out what she was doing.  ...And yes, I did get to pay extra for it, because she didn't understand my English.  haha I guess it's just one of those things you have to laugh off.  Wow!  Can't wait for Thanksgiving next year :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oh the Places You'll Go!

So, this last week, Cherry Creek Elementary has been doing a reading campaign throughout their school. They invited a bunch of SHS student athletes to come read their favorite picture books to the kids. Erica, Taren, Syd, Ashby, and I represented the Drill Team. Taren, Erica, and I read to Mrs. Boyer's 3rd grade class, and I chose, "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Dr. Suess. Some of my favorite "kid-like" comments of the day were, "My friend Braiden saw you guys at recess and said you were hot!" and later from Braiden himself, "Ah! The room over got the cheerleaders!" We had tons of fun, and I would totally do it again in a heartbeat!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Back to School Shopping :)

I can't believe that the year is already winding down, and I feel like I missed posting so much stuff this year. It's crazy! Here's a cute picture of Ryan. We were back to school shopping in Salt Lake, and I'm sure this wasn't our first dressing room. Guess he'd had his fill for it :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

UVU Dance Day!!!

So every year, UVU (formerly UVSC) invites a bunch of High School Dance Companies to take a workshop at the school... and yes try to sway you to coming into their dance program. Well, I decided to try a class that I've had very little experience with in my life. I took a modern class followed by an African dancing class. It was INCREDIBLE! Pretty sure also, that was the best time I've ever had dancing. We found ourselves laughing while we were dancing, just because it was so much fun. African was totally a contrast from the formal, quiet, respect the placement of things... modern class. Because in African you can shout things (ya ya!) while you dance, you try to just have a good time (and it's hard not to.) We learned a work dance and a celebration dance called the Bwanga from Congo. We seriously had a great time. After classes we got to go make up a little bit of movement, grab lunch, listen to college requirements, and see a performance of the companies. It was a blast! Oh, and by the way, we were totally spoiled and got live musicians to play the piano for modern and the drums for African :) Again, AMAZING :)

Scentsy :)

So, my mom and I have recently started selling Scentsy. Scentsy is a wickless, safer version of the traditional candle, and I LOVE IT! It's been nice to have a flexible semi-job to help pay for my drill bills and to have a yummy smelling house :) We held our first party last month, and got our shipment from the party a week and a half later. Here are some pictures from the shipment (Ah, our family room was covered!)