Monday, June 21, 2010

twenty four years

I never posted about my twenty-fourth birthday. This birthday was MUCH better than last years. I don't even want to get into that though...
Now that my birthday is over and life is cruising along, I want to write down things I want and wish I could do in my 24th year of life. To get me motivated, I read the lyrics to one of my favorite Switchfoot songs "24"

And You're raising these twenty four voices
With twenty four hearts
With all of my symphonies
In twenty four parts
But I want to be One today
Centered and true

So in the spirit of being centered and true, here are the things I plan on and dream about doing

Getting back in shape and eating healthier (I just bought Body for Life on Amazon to help me along the way)
Never stop learning- my job has shown me that I always have something more to learn
Start writing in my journal again
Drink more water and less Dr. Pepper
Find a hobby- I'm thinking about henna tatoos...
Belly laugh more often
Help make somebody else's life a little better

Wear a sundress and cowgirl boots everyday
Have time to tan
Grow a garden
Buy an old tiffany blue truck and fix it up
Travel to India
Drink more Dr. Pepper and less water
Discover a turquoise mine

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Wild Weekend

I don't know what it is about summer, but that change in temperature makes me antsy for adventure. With the weather finally warming up this week, it has been SO hard to be at work when it is prime pool time outside.
On Friday Nathan and I went to Strawberry Days in Pleasant Grove. I was so excited to throw on my flower print skirt, cowgirl boots, and turquoise and enjoy a greasy corn dog at the fair. Nathan and I left the fair with some henna tattoos and ready for a day at the river with Johnathon on Saturday.
Saturday was the weekly deep cleaning and grocery shopping. We met up with Johnathon and his friends to float down the Provo River. Scratch that. We met up with Johnathon and friends to ride down the Rock Slide of Death. We should have just turned around and went home when we felt how cold the water was. Ten of us started with ten tubes (me being the only girl...that should have given me a clue as to how bad of an idea this was if I was the only girl willing to go). By the end of the wild ride, only four of us made it to the bottom with our tubes. Poor JD had to hold onto me most of the time while I FREAKED out at every turn and bump we came across. I don't even know how many rocks and trees we hit. Everyone else ended up losing their tubes in rapids and scrambled to the edge of the river. A few had to hitchhike to the bottom and some waited on the walking trail on the side of the river because the pavement was too hot to walk on. Nathan was the last person we found. Until he showed up via a mom in a minivan picking her kids up from a birthday party, I had convinced myself he was dead. When he saw my face, he thought I was pissed...until I started bawling in front of John-D and his friends. Let's just say I am very happy he made it out of the river ok and I have learned my lesson...If you are the only girl is a group of 21 year old boys, what ever you are doing, it probably isn't a good idea.
Today we'll take it easy with a BBQ and relaxing. We will let our wounds heal before trying out our next hair brained adventure.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Vote Team Vote!

In case you didn't know, it is pretty dang cool to work for a nonprofit organization. "But if it is nonprofit, how do you get paid and have an office, and all that other good stuff?"
Good Question.

State and Federal funding, and charitable donations. Don't worry, I'm not asking you to donate to Kids On The Move. Just Vote For Us! APX Alarm is giving away $100,000 dollars to the highest voted charity on Facebook. Get your little clicking finger ready and follow the link below. You have to "Like" APX and then you can vote once a day until the end of the week. We are in the mountain region, on the second page. GO GO GO! And don't forget to post in on your facebook so others can vote too.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A little late

I'm a little late on getting this up here and letting you all be a part of a fabulous give away BUT it doesn't mean you can't check out the amazong finds on Scary Cute! Follow the links and order away!