Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Mamma

Today was my mom's 25th birthday! She was only one when she gave birth to me. Isn't that amazing? (See Mom, I told you they wouldn't buy it...) I love my mom so much! She is such an amazing woman. I feel bad that we weren't able to do more for her today, but we were able to get together and have a yummy ice cream cake from Baskin Robins. I just hope she knows how much I love and appreciate her. For those of you that don't know my mom, I will just tell you that she is the most compassionate, sweet person you would ever meet. My mom has always put everyone around her first, never thinking of herself. I hope that I will be able to repay her for all of her sacrifices. I love you Mom! I hope that you had a great day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


8 Things TAG!!!!!

8 things I love to Watch:
Grey's Anatomy
America's Next Top Model
The News :)
Animal Planet
The Snow when it is falling in huge flakes (I didn't want ya'll to think I was nothing but a couch potato)

8 favorite restaurants
Logan's Heroes (In Logan)
Ruby River
Olive Garden
Old Grist Mill (also in Logan)
My house, when I am not the one cooking
The Pie
Any All American Place

8 things that happened today
Slept in to a glorious 7:30 am (and was still on time for work)
Defragged 4 computers (ha ha I am such a geek)
Called my momma
Made plans for tomorrow, because obviously today was very boring
Ate at Bajio with Brian
Watched Grey's
Blogged this Post

8 Things I am looking forward to
Finally getting settled at my new job, it has been crazy
Brian finishing school
Ryan coming home from his mission
Andy and AmyLyn having babies so I can have more adorable nieces or nephews
My two volleyball leagues starting in November
Going on vacation (whenever and wherever that may be)
My hair growing out. I hate short hair!

8 things on my wish list
I wish that whoever is voted in as president knows what they are doing, and
I wish that things in our country would be better
I wish that I knew where my life would be in 5 years
I wish that I had more time to myself and time for my family
I wish that everyone in my life that is having a hard time, things will get better for them
I wish that I had a magic fairy that kept my house spotless (and makes dinner)
I wish that everyone only worked 4 days a week and there was more time to play
I wish that I will always be this happy and comfortable in my life

I tag everyone that wants to do this, but especially you, Kylee. You haven't blogged for 2 months! That is unacceptable.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Body Worlds

This weekend, Brian and I, had the opportunity to go see the Body Worlds Exhibit in Salt Lake. It was such a neat experience. It took a little bit of convincing Brian, but I am so glad that we were able to go! There were several bodies posed in different positions to demonstrate how the body's muscles work. There were also exhibits of the nervous system, circulatory system, digestive system etc. Each exhibit was preserved through plastination. This is a technique used to prevent the body from decomposition and allows the specimen to be displayed. (Sorry for the lecture, but I found it all so fascinating). There is more information at the Body Worlds website if you are curious. (http://www.bodyworlds.com/) One of the things I found most interesting is the way that they preserved the circulatory system. Each vessel was so perfectly displayed. I couldn't believe how tiny and complex the vessels are.
We were not allowed to take pictures in the exhibit, but I found some pictures off the Internet. These are a few of the things that we saw:
I didn't really like this one. They had six babies on display. It was interesting to see, but I didn't like the idea of six babies dying. Each baby was at a certain week of development. They also had several tubes displayed, each containing a nearly microscopic fetus. It is amazing that even at 9 weeks, the baby is only the size of a grasshopper.
Not just humans! This is a camel that they displayed. The head and neck were divided into three slices. Very interesting! One of the stomachs was dissected and there was grass inside! You can't see it in this picture, I don't think, but there was also a baby camel displayed as well.
Here are some of the acrobatic poses:
It was great to see this pose. I used to always lay this way when I was little. I doubt I can still do it and successfully get up!
Figure Skaters. They actually had the man wearing ice skates! I wish they would have shown it in this picture.
These two were my absolute favorite. I loved the pose of the gymnast and the fact that they kept her hair intact! She was the only body with brown eyes. I thought that was interesting. The man on the three balls was the best! He is holding his organs above his head. How cool is that?

These last two were part of the athletic group displayed. I have no idea how they got the hurdler to be in the air. There were no strings or poles holding him up.

If you have not gone to see this yet, get off your bootie and buy tickets! Don't miss it, or you will be missing out! ;)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Here are the Pictures

I found my cord for my camera! Here are a pictures from Ryan's MTC day. Miss ya Ry!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Beginnings

Life as we know it is in constant disarray. Things are constantly changing. Sometimes for the good, and sometimes for the bad. Two things in my life have changed recently. Firstly, Ryan (my younger brother) entered the MTC Wednesday. Now for most, this would seem to be a good change. I, on the other hand, am selfish. I already miss my little brother, but I have to keep telling myself that he is doing what he is supposed to be doing. I took a lot of pictures at the MTC to post, but I cannot find my USB cord to hook my camera up. This picture will have to do, sorry Ryan :)

Good Luck Ry! We love you so much! The people of Toronto, Canada will be lucky to have ya. I promise that I will post pictures as soon as I find my cord (or buy a new one).

The second thing that has changed significantly in my life is my career. For the past few years I have been working as a Xray tech. That all changed today! I started my new job as a PACS Administrator. I am sure that most of you have never heard of this job. (I hadn't either until my experience in Radiography). Basically, I work with the computer aspect of Diagnostic Imaging. It is an awesome opportunity for me and I am really excited to get going with my new career. Hopefully, these are the only two major changes I will have to adjust to the rest of the year! No matter what happens though, I will make the most of what I am given.