Monday, June 20, 2011

Oh Boy!

It's done.

Tickets - purchased.

Hotel - reserved.

Now I just have to wait.  *twiddles thumbs*

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lance's Draft

Lance wrote this draft over a year ago, and for some reason never posted it.  I think he thought it was dumb or something.  Well I like it!  And I like reading his point of view on things. :)

• It sucks being late to a Jazz game, because you miss the lights being shut off and you also miss the opportunity to see someone mess up the National Anthem. Well that is all besides the point, but we were late and we just got off the escalator and about to go to our portal when a guy stopped us that worked for the Arena, and he asked us if we wanted to go sit in the lower bowl. We could never turn down something like that so we headed down there in amazement. It was one of our best times ever at a Jazz game...

• For the longest time our Nephew's wanted to sleep over. It was in the summertime and we were constantly busy so we couldn't have them sleep over for a while, until one time Jenn said OK, you guys can sleep over on such and such date. I don't remember all the details but the date she gave was about a month away...Well it came time for them to sleep over and we decided to have our tent put up in the backyard and we all sleep out there. Boy do those boys like to wiggle when they are sleeping. But we all had a good time.

• We were on a vacation with Jenn's family up in Yellowstone and the first night we were there we could feel something moving underneath our tent. We didn't think much of it, and the next couple of nights we could feel something but couldn't really figure it out. Well when we were leaving I was packing up camp and it came time for me to roll up our tent and while I moved it there was a little furry mouse that had been under our tent the whole time. I guess he just wanted to stay warm...but I bet he was hungry after that...

• We were down in Vegas and we were at the Wax Museum and I told Jenn to stand by a statue of 2Pac, well I will let you see for yourself, but I don't think she realized that she was having her picture taken...So is my cutie!

Well I know there are plenty other memories we have out there. But these were some of the ones I liked a lot and I don't want to forget anytime soon. I hope you enjoy...

Love It!

Search keywords that bring up my blog:

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LOL. I'll take it! 

I've met the guy a couple of times, but I was too scared to talk, or even look at him.  He has this intenseness about him...

So there you have it.  I'm the married, Mormon, girlfriend of a guy I've never spoken to.  Love it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Today in the Scriptures

I've once again started to read the Book of Mormon.

I have not ever finished it on my own.  This is something I am not proud of, but I know that it's never too late to start.

Today I'm on 1 Nephi 5.  I read about Sariah complaining to her husband, Lehi.  She was pretty much nagging him, and even mocked him a little bit.  I also read about how Lehi reacted.

Verse 6: And after this manner of language did my father, Lehi, comfort my mother, Sariah.

Sariah said some not-so-nice things to Lehi and instead of arguing back or proving his point he comforted her.  I need to be more like this.  When someone comes at me in a mean way, I shouldn't respond in the same way.  I should respond calmly, with kindness.

If you know me, I've never responded to rude people in a kind way.  If someone does something or says something that upsets me, my face gets red and hot, and my head spins (or at least, it feels like it's spinning) and I spout out some angry retort that is usually belittling to the other person.

I need to be more like Lehi.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I organized my photos on Photobucket, so it broke all of the links to them on my blog.  So today, I decided to go update the pictures on the posts.  Well...  didn't know it was going to move the date and time of the post!  I hate it when things are out of order.    OCD, I know, but it really, really, really bothers me!!

Vacation Day 6: Universal Studios - Islands of Adventure

And now....  the whole purpose of our trip in the first place...

The day we visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

*So excited!*

Yes, I am a Harry Potter nerd.  I love the Harry Potter books.  I love the story.  I love the excitement.  I love the adventure.  I love everything about it.  I cry when I read the book and again when I see the movies.  I grew up with Harry.  I started reading these books when I was 11, and Harry, Ron and Hermione were 11.  I'm kind of sad that it's almost over.  I don't want it to be over.

Ok, enough of that.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is just a section inside of Universal Studios - Islands of Adventure.  If you have ever been to DisneyLand or Magic Kingdom, they are separated into sections: Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, etc.  It's like that.  So it's not very big, and since it's new, it's extremely crowded.  Therefore, we took our time getting over to that section of the park.

So I lied.  The entire park was crowded.  Blegh.

The first area we went to was Dr. Suess.  It was cute, had lots of kid rides.  We rode a couple.  One was very spinny. Spin spin, spinny, spin spin.  And yes, it made me sick, for most of the day.

The other was a train ride, which was cute.  Kind of scary, considering that I'm afraid of heights, and if you put your foot out of the cart it won't touch anything.  The track was thinner than the train.

Then we went to an incredibly cheesy show called The Adventures of Sindbad.  It was so cheesy that you could lick the cheese off the stage.

But, it had fireworks and explosions and splashes of water, so it wasn't too bad.

We did some other stuff, but y'know, I'll just get to the good stuff.

Harry Potter!!

Walking into Hogsmeade.

Hogsmeade wasn't that crowded in the movies.

Platform 9 3/4.  The conductor is talking to that little girl.

Filled with candy.  Expensive candy!

The Three Broomsticks.  This is where we had lunch.  And....


My friend Sierra and her family have a Harry Potter party every year.  At this party they make Butterbeer.  Their Butterbeer is better than the Butterbeer at Universal Studios.  This tasted like plain cream soda, but they put a butterscotch "cream" on top.  It's good!  Don't get me wrong.  It is very good.  I think I had four.  Just, Sierra's is better.

We took a lot of pictures of the line of the Harry Potter's Forbidden Journey ride, but a lot are super dark and it's hard to tell what you're looking at.  But this ride is super cool!  You go inside the castle, through the greenhouse, into the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, where Harry, Ron and Hermione appear from underneath the invisibility cloak and talk to you, past some talking and moving portraits, through Dumbledore's office, where Dumbledoor talks to you, past more talking portraits and then past the sorting hat where finally you get on the ride.

So here two pictures that DID turn out, somewhat:

The Phoenix outside of Dumbledore's office

The sorting hat

The line is entertaining, but the ride is awesome.  It is a motion simulation ride.  So, you're strapped in really well, and Hermione does a spell that makes you fly.  You go up and out the chimney, and you meet Harry and you follow him through the Hogwarts grounds.  It's really fun!  Then a dragon chases you, but you get away.  Then you're in a Quidditch match for a bit.  If you get motion sickness easily it's probably not for you.

Lance and I only waited in the long line once.  It is a must do, just to see all of the cool stuff.  The other four times we went on the ride we did single rider.  20 minute wait or 5 minute wait?  I dunno, tough call.

There are two other Harry Potter rides.  One is Flight of the Hippogriff.  It's a children's roller coaster.  Pretty tame.  The other ride is the Dragon Challenge.  Now that's a sweet ride.

Two rollercoasters go at the same time.  It's designed to make you feel like you are going to collide with the other roller coaster.  Riding in the front is a must do.  I loved it, especially at this part:

You see the other coaster coming straight at you, and then you do a back flip away from it.  Totally sweet!

Oh yeah, and in the line for the Dragon Challenge is Hagrid's Hut, and the flying car.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was awesome.  Definitely worth it.

The rest of Islands of Adventure was really fun. 

This is a ride similar to Splash Mountain, except, I like this ride better.  I got SOAKED!

Instead of falling down a slope, it SHOOTS you down the slope.

The Hulk

The Hulk is a fun ride, but again super spinny.  You know how most roller coasters slowly take you up to the peak, then drop you and let the thrills begin?  Well, the Hulk decided to switch it up.  It starts taking you up slowly, then outta nowhere it rocket launches you, before you even reach the peak at the beginning!  Way surprising.  I enjoyed it very much.

It was a great day, and I hope I have the opportunity to go again some day.

New Love

Eye color and eye shimmer from The Body Shop.  Amazing!

I went to The Body Shop the other day to get some shampoo and conditioner and they had a deal going on store wide where if you buy two items you get one free.  So, I decided to give their eyeshadow a try.  I was not disappointed.  In fact, it's my new favorite!  It's got a nice texture, comes in shimmery colors or matte colors, lasts all day and best of all, it doesn't give my eyelids a rash, or dry them out like others do. Better than MAC?  Oh yes.  Cheaper than MAC?  Double yes!  I went back last night and got 5 more colors.  So I got 6 for the price of three!  Yippee!  Happy day!  No more eyelid rash!

I love the shampoo I bought from there as well.  I think next I'll try their face wash and lip balm....

Best summer ever!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Husband Is Really Great

He bought me this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

Because I haven't bought new clothes in a while.  And because he loves me.