Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Andrew's Call

Andrew is going on his mission to... Guadalajara, Mexico! He leaves August 11th.

It took less than a week for his call to come... sooooo crazy. I can't believe little Andy is about to go off and serve the Lord. I'm so proud of him. He really is a great kid and will be a fabulous missionary. Ambitious, hard working, smart, fun, stylish (thanks to his sisters), considerate, and compassionate, he is all of these things. He is going to have a great mission! Andrew is such a blessing in our family and I am so grateful that he without a doubt is happy to go and serve.

When Andrew was little I was totally the mean older sister. What can I say, I wanted a little sister not a little brother?! I just loved teasing him, dressing him up like a girl, and fighting with him. Then all of the sudden I came home from college and he was bigger than me. It all worked out and now we get along quite well. Andrew def grew up in the same family as me, we like to have FUN. The kid knows how to play. He does all kinds of fun stuff, dirt bike, build stuff, wake board, snow board, ski... he does it all. I suppose you could say growing up on a farm he knows how to work too but I am thinking the mission thing will help him in that area.

Love this kid. He is going to be great. And I think it's safe to say he will be spoiled by his Mom and sisters while he is out there serving.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Yes I am getting older but I am convinced life only gets better. My 23rd year was pretty good but I feel real good about my 24th year. It's going to be a good one I can feel it.

This year I felt extremely spoiled. Well, I was. Aside from all the fabulous gifts I received...
I was treated to a several meals during the week, my sweet roommates decorated our house, and I had my own personal chef make me delicious chocolate dessert on my bday! Then on the weekend another great friend treated me to a ceramic painting place and dinner again! Saturday was the luau, which I worked with a couple other people to make happen. We had a great turnout and people had fun. It was a long week of partying and totally worth it.

Special thanks to all my dear friends and family who made me feel ever so special on my special day! Love you all!

2010 Winter Olympics

I was able to visit Vancouver where the Winter Olympics were being held. Didn't get into any actual events because it was all TOO expensive but we did have a great time. The energy up there was awesome and we def showed off our American pride and represented up there in Canada.

The Olympics have always inspired me and I am so glad I got to go up there and be a part of it!
Dream fulfilled.