Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guess who's back!!

Ok so it's been about a year and a half or a little longer so let's play catch up.. What has been happening in my life.. First thing I moved back to Utah from Virginia and I was really sad to leave but also really excited because I got to spend a lot of time with my family. Especially my niece and nephews and they are the cutest little kids ever. I started working at Paradise Bakery and it was fun for awhile but then I left there and got a job at a place called Normandie Bakery and I loved what I was doing there but the lady that owned the place was a real witch and I hated working for her but I loved the people I worked with so I stuck it out for a while. I also started working at the movie theater in Salt Lake and was a manager there.. It was just a lot of fun.. Well then I decided that I wanted to do something different and well something more so I did a bunch of research and went in to a National Guard recruiting station one day and met with a recruiter and guess what a little while later I joined the United States Army. I signed through the National Guard but they have a program called Active First and that is what I did. Basically I am regular Army for 3 years and then I can either go back to National Guard or extend my active duty.. So in 3 years I will let you know what I decided to do. I quit my jobs.. Quitting the Bakery was my favorite cause she well is a super witch and I totally got to walk out on her during the Christmas season which sucks for her and it was awesome. I left for Basic in January to Ft. Jackson, SC. I expected it to totally suck and be horrible and awful and hard.. It wasn't any of those things.. I mean it had pretty sucky moment and and it was a little bit hard sometimes but I didn't get yelled at like I expected and well it just wasn't like I expected. It is a little bit funny to talk about especially with my brother, Mike, cause his was way harder than mine but then again he did go like 12 years ago. After basic I headed to Ft. Eustis, VA for AIT where I learned how to be a Blackhawk Helicopter Mechanic. It is pretty freakin awesome and I loved it. I learned so much cool stuff. Plus it makes me feel pretty bad ass. I had awesome instructors and it was an awesome time. I mean being at the company wasn't always cool but I met awesome people and learned awesome things. WOW I just used awesome about a million times. But I am so excited about all of this stuff. Now I am going to GERMANY. I leave August 7th to head over there and I am so excited. That is my life in a nutshell up till now and I am going to try and keep up the best I can..

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A few random things in the past month or so..

We had our Ghetto Fabulous Party Part 2 this summer..

We went to Mount Vernon..

And well we were just a little bit crazy..

Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm leaving the East Coast!!

Well actually many of you probably are already aware of this but I have decided to move back out west. This is probably the easiest yet the hardest decision I have ever made. When I first moved out here I never thought I would end up staying as long as I have but once I got here everything just fit and I fell in love with this place and the people here. I actually had never really planned to move back out there at least for a little while but my last trip home sealed the deal and made my mind up for me or should I say three little kids made the decision for me. Those little kids are Lance, Luke and Kate. I have missed so much of their lives by living this far away and it just really hit me hard last time I was there so I decided I didn't want to miss anymore so when I got back I told Stacie and Kenny that I was moving and I must say it was a shock to everyone, including me. Being the stubborn one that I am though I was trying to move closer but avoid being back in Utah. I first settled on Portland, Oregon and then Kenny told me that I needed to check the unemployment rate for the place I planned to go and turns out Oregon is like the second highest in unemployment so that squashed that idea. Next I decided on Denver, Colorado and Melinda thought about moving with me and then she decided not to and really all of these places are great but I realized none of them were close enough for the sole reasons for moving back out west so I am not returning to Salt Lake City, Utah.. This has been an extremely hard decision and I have prayed more than I have about any other decision and I truly believe it is the best choice for me at this point in my life. As sad as it is to leave my friends and especially Stacie, Kenny and Cameron I know that this life of mine out here will continue to be a part of me wherever I am. Stacie and Kenny will always be my extra set of parents and will always be there for me no matter what I do. They will be at all the major things in my life and even the not so major things. Cameron finally gave me the little brother that I always wanted. I loved growing up as the baby but I have loved being the big sister and being the one that he came to when he had a problem and he couldn't go to his parents. It has been amazing being able to watch him grow from this shy, timid little boy into the man he is becoming. I am so proud of how much he has grown and I am happy I got to be a part of it. I love my little brother even if it isn't by blood we have grown very close in these past four years and I am so grateful for the experiences I have had. Recently my friend, Shelise, did a little pros and cons list for there recent move and I would like to copy her and do one for my giant move.
First I'm going to go over the things I will miss the most about Northern Virginia and the East Coast..
-Stacie, Kenny and Cameron
-Mike and Linda Warner
-My ward(I love how small and close it is)
-My friends.. Especially: Melissa, Rachel, Phil, Brittany, Erin, Seth and many many more people..
-The beach(it's so nice to be so close)
-How everything gets so green and the colors in the fall are so vibrant
-How Historic it is out here
-The opportunities
-Chef Fleck
-The very diverse amount of restaurants
-The llamas
-I could go on for days..
Now the things I will not miss about this place..
-Feeding the llamas everyday:)
-The lack of mountains
-Missing out on family things
-People not knowing how to drive in bad weather
-The Ice(which is really cool but its very dangerous)
-The fact that everything shuts down if we get a centimeter of snow

Why I'm excited for moving back out west..
-My family
-My niece and nephews
-The mountains
-The snow
-My friends(most of the friends I have met out here have actually moved out there so it works out nicely)
-I get to start a whole new adventure
What I am not excited for..
-I never wanted to move back to Utah
-Missing my friends and family here

This is one of those bittersweet moments but I am very excited to start this next chapter of my life.

Monday, September 21, 2009

All Done..

So this past week was my final week at school.. I am all done. My actual graduation ceremony isn't until December because they only hold 2 ceremonies each year so they'll just end up mailing me my diploma and personalized chefs coat but that's alright I'm really excited. It still seems really weird to me because it didn't take very long and it just sort of flew by but it was so much fun and I loved it all. Ok that's a lie. I absolutely hated my Computer Applications in the Food Service Industry class. That was about lame. We learned how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. All of which I have been using for years so it was ridiculous and my teacher was awful and well I'm glad it is over. I am really going to miss my friends and a few of my teachers, especially my friend Melissa and Chef Fleck. They have both told me that they will come visit me though so YAY!! I am a little nervous to um actually become a career person since well for the past four years I have just been having a really good time but I look forward to what is going to come bext in my life.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Poor Feet!!

Last Saturday we were doing hay and I must say that is always my least favorite day of the year because I am extremely allergic and we always end up doing it on the hottest day of the year, but this year we waited and did it in September and it was actually a beautiful day to do hay if ever there is one. So early in the morning Cameron, Kenny and I headed out and we loaded up the truck and trailer and then came back to unload it. We usually do this twice and sometimes three times. Well we got back and we had stacked it to high for it to fit under the barn doors so I got up on top and threw it up through the outside door to the hay loft until the truck could get into the barn. Well I then had no way of getting down so I laid on the hay and made myself skinny so we could pull into the barn but still I was 15 feet up and had no way of getting down so Kenny threw me a rope and I was going to I don't know swing down or climb down on the rope but then I got ahead of myself and just ended up jumping which proved to be an awful idea. At first I got that tingling feeling you get when you jump from to high up but I figured it would go away so I conitnued to unload the hay and my feet just got worse and worse and after the first load we came up for lunch and after eating I couldn't even stand up. So off Stacie and I went to the emergency room and turns out I sprained both of my feet. The doctor brought me in crutches and my first thought was "um both feet don't work so what am I suppose to do with those." I got a wheelchair to the car and luckily my right foot isn't nearly as bad as the left so I can manage to get around on the crutches. Stairs pose a challenge so I usually end up just crawling a lot but ya that was the excitement of our weekend. It is pretty sweet though because Stacie's parents just happen to be here so they are a big help plus her dad is handicap so he is letting me use his handicap sticker for when I go to school so I can always find a spot.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Renaissance Festival

On Labor Day we headed up to Maryland and went to this huge Renaissance Festival they have there. It was so huge. I mean we have one in Cedar and I thought that one was a pretty good size but ha that is nothing compared to this. They have this whole place built that is there always its like 10 times the size of the one in Cedar. I think that they are such interesting people that get all into the Renaissance thing. Its fun to watch everyone.

My friend Julie and I got all dressed up like peasants and well the lady said we couldn't take pictures unless we were buying the costumes and so we were like we'll just share a dressing room and we took pictures in there.. That's why they're a little yellow looking cause I couldn't use my flash.:) They were quite interesting and wow..

Sugar Showpieces..

Last week in class we made our sugar showpieces.. At the beginning of the week I was not excited about them at all they seemed like they were going to be quite dumb but they ended up being pretty cool. Mine is the yellow and purple one. They others are from a couple of girls in my class.

I even took it home and it made it all the way home without even breaking. I was quite impressed with myself. :)