Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm not a huge fan of the Halloween holiday..... but carving pumpkins is only a once-a-year thing, so it's kinna a must! Besides, it will be a cute scrapbook page! And even though I didn't 'gut' my own pumpkin, it was lots of fun! Diana wanted to roast the seeds, but we didn't really know how, so we experimented and just added cinnamon and butter..... and they turned out pretty good!! Saturday is the multi-ward YSA Halloween party - it should be fun, but I still have to figure out what to dress up as! In the pictures - Me and Cameron with our pumpkin; Diana and the seeds; Rob, Me and Diana with some of the pumpkins; and some of the finished pumpkins!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

All Growed Up....

Well, I guess it was bound to happen sometime, I think I'm starting to grow up! I have been living in Portland for 4 1/2 months now, and I'm still loving it here! The rainy season has started, and so far, it's not too bad. We'll see how I'm doing in January when I'll be missing the Utah snow.

It's weird to think that I'll probably never go to school again, instead, I go to work everyday. I am now an official employee at - with a salary, full benefits, and best of all, I get 2 weeks of paid vacation!! It's a pretty good job, and for the most part I like working here. I'm planning on staying for at least a year, then possibly moving on to bigger and better things - like a job and a studio apartment in downtown!

I finally bought myself bedroom furniture! After 3 months on a blow-up mattress, it was about time! I got a queen size bed, a new mattress (that's not full of air!), all new queen sized bedding, a dresser, a desk (with red legs!), and 2 chairs for our patio! I feel very grown up spending my hard earned money on things like furniture and rent, and not new clothing or shoes! (not to say that doesn't still happen ;)

Life is good! :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

I've been tagged!!

What I was doing ten years ago:
I had just started 7th Grade at Mountain Ridge Junior High. I'm pretty sure I had a perm and big 'ol sausage bangs! Oh, and I met Emma :)

Five years ago:
Just started my Senior year at Lone Peak High School, my best friend was Emma, and we were starting the LP Scrapbook Club!

One Year Ago:
Finishing my last semester at Utah State, trying to decide what to do with my life!

Woke up to a rainy Sunday in Portland! Went to church, took a nap.... just the usual Sunday stuff

5 snacks I enjoy:
Wheat Thins, fruit snacks, OJ, peanuts, apples

5 things we would do if we had $100 Million:
Quit my job! And then go on vacations to Antarctica, Tokyo, Greece and Egypt. By then, I'm sure my money would be long gone! If not, I would save the rest of it

5 places I would love to run away to:
I love it here in Portland, but I would love to go on a trip anywhere really! Top of the list: see answer to above question. And, I would love to go back to Thailand

5 TV shows I like:
I don't ever watch TV, but I like The OC, Friends, and Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

5 things I hate doing:
Doing roommate dishes, sitting in traffic, dealing with annoying co-workers, making my bed

5 biggest joys of the moment:

the Gospel, my family, my friends (new and old), and living in Portland!

I now have to tag five (or so) people:


In Cambodia

In Cambodia
January 2007

A DAY AT THE PORTLAND ZOO!!! (June 1, 2007)

A DAY AT THE PORTLAND ZOO!!!            (June 1, 2007)
on a tricycle for elephants