“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We found out today what we were having, and it looks like it is going to be another baby girl. We were told that it is only 95% accurate so I still will have my doubts until this baby is born. For now though looks like we don't have to buy any new clothes, which Damon is extremely happy about. We took Olivia with us and she was so funny, she kept on asking if the baby was going come out today. If only it was that easy. I'm pretty excited about it being a girl, I think that will be really fun for Olivia to have a little sister. Damon wasn't to bummed about it being a girl the only thing that really scares him about girls is when they are teenagers, but we have awhile before that and Olivia already has moments when she acts like a teenager. We think that we have a name for a little girl, so were actually pretty ready for this baby to come just have to wait 20 more weeks. Yay I'm halfway there.

Friday, December 19, 2008

I thought I would give you all an update on how my pregnancy is going so far. I had a doctors appointment yesterday and everything seems to be looking good. I was a little worried because I have been feeling lots of pressure but after being checked I am A okay. My doctor said that sometimes the second or third time around your pelvis adjusts a little earlier then in your first pregnancy. My blood pressure is good, which is a good sign so far, having developed pre-clampsia with Olivia, I have a 20% chance of getting it again. Not to high of a chance but you never know. Everything seems to be looking good, I haven't gained to much weight, which I'm trying to not go as overboard as I did with Olivia. Although for not gaining to much so far, I definitely seem to be showing a little more sooner. I have ultrasound on Dec. 31 and we will get to find out the sex at that time, hopefully. In Lakeview they sometimes don't like to tell you because they have been wrong a few times in the past. We have some names picked out for girls and one for sure for a boy. So will see, everyone keeps asking me what I want and I really don't have a preference this time around. After all ready having a little girl, I'm fine with either. I think a girl would be nice just because we have so many girl clothes, and this one being a May baby also I wouldn't have to worry about having the wrong size of clothes for the wrong season. I think it might be a boy, but who knows I'm never really good at guessing. Well I guess that is it for now, I'll make sure to let you all know what it is when we find out.

Oh and its Damon's and his twin brother Caleb's birthday today, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
26 WOW, you guys are getting closer and closer to 30!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

snow,snow,snow...

so yesterday it snowed a ton in Lakeview. For about 2 hours during the day it just dumbed snow. It defently looks like it is going to be a white Christmas, and I was really hoping that somehow we could just pass the snow this year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Cards.

Okay so some of you I emailed but some of you, I relized I don't have your email address's. I would to send all of you Christmas cards, so if you could please email me your address that your be greatly appreciated. Just email me at bell.sian@gmail.com
Thanks.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

All You Need is Love....

video
Here is a video of Livi dancing, we made this specially for her cousin Betty. Hope you enjoy. Oh and if you don't want to watch the whole thing at about 2 minutes in she tries to do the splits and it is so funny.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tagged....

My sister Emma tagged me.

The rules are:-
Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
-Share 7 random and or weird facts about yourself.
-Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
-Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
7 random facts:

1. I am absolutely and I mean absolutely terrified of sharks. So scared that I even get a little nervous when I am swimming in a pool that is a little cloudy. I also used to imagine that a shark was chasing me for some of my swim meets growing up to help me swim faster, and it worked.

2. I had the easiest time having Olivia (only pushed for 15 minutes) that ever since I had her I've been wanting to have another just to see how I will do.

3. I dread raffles, mainly because people always get my name wrong.

4. I have been head over heals in love with Damon since I was 16 years old. Although I'm afraid that if Edward from Twilight was real I might go chasing after him.

5. I have had a crush on Hugh Grant since I was about 10 years old.

6. I would have loved to have been an adult in the 40's or 50's, I just love everything about that era.

7. My favorite sandwich is a cucumber sandwich, just buttered bread and sliced cucumbers. I have liked them ever since I can remeber. Must be a english thing.

I don't really like tagging people so anybody who wants should really do this, its lots of fun.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blessed....

I have been feeling so blessed lately. We know this family that the husband grew up in the Lakeview ward, anyways there little baby who is 3 months has cancer and there not sure if she is going to make it. The poor little girl since birth has been in the hospital. Through all the hardships they are enduring they still have faith. Please keep them in your prayers and little Gracie. Here is there blog if you would like to read it, warning though it is a tear jerker.
www.hjmfamily.blogspot.com
Just reading this makes me so grateful that Olivia has no health problems. I have never understood how parents can get such strength while enduring to watch their child suffer. I pray that I will never have to endure that.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

sad, sad, sad news..

Okay so yesterday I told you that next Friday I was going to see Celine Dion in concert. Well today we found out that the show has been cancelled! Apparently she is sick and is recovering. We were all pretty upset. Her show has been rescheduled for February, so yet again I have to wait to see her. How sad, I was so excited.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Times Has Come...

Okay everyone you may remember when last year I made a very important announcement about something monumental that would be happening in my life this month. If don't I will remind you. A week from today I will be...wait for it....drum roll..... at the CELINE DION CONCERT! Yes that is right it is finally here. Can you believe it! Okay so you might not be as excited as I am, but I am beyond thrilled. Can't wait. Pictures to follow of the wonderful night.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I have the sweetest little girl. I have recently started playing the piano again, now probably most everyone in my family would be covering there ears and getting as far away from the piano as possible. But sweet little Olivia sits there and claps her hands when I'm all done and says good job mommy, good job. Since neither me nor Damon are morning people, Livi will wake up and either go and find my mom and be with her or she will just sit in bed and read books. Today she said the funniest thing. We were getting ready to go out and she wanted to put her socks on herself. So she put one on and was very excited about it, and I told her good job sister. Well then she says to me "I'm not sister, I'm Livi". I just couldn't help but giggle over that.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Twilight Spoof.

Okay so I am a huge twilight fan, I can't wait till the movie comes out. This is something my mom found on YouTube and it is hilarious. Damon and I have watched it twice now and just die laughing. My favorite line is: "what is he going to killing me? NO he just wants my candy bar."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dompotjTeIA

Monday, November 3, 2008

here comes number 2....

So as you probably guessed by the title, I'm expecting baby number 2. I'm almost 12 weeks and had my first doctors appointment today. Everything looks good. I'm due May 20 so we will be having another May baby. I've been feeling utterly exhausted, some days I could barely make it out of bed. I'm really glad that we are living with my parents right now because poor Olivia would not have been getting the best care if it was just me looking after her. Luckily I don't get morning sickness, but I do get nauseous and I get the worst car sickness. Seeing how though I am almost out of the first trimester hopefully all of this will be easing. We are pretty excited, Damon is of course rooting for a boy. We've told Olivia that I have a baby in my tummy and she seems to get it, although a couple times she has said she wants to see the baby. But all in all, I'm doing good. Just hoping that this next labour will be as good the first one was.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Utah.

So we went to Utah with my parents on Tuesday through Thursday this past week. The main reason for the trip was so Damon could take his placement exams to get into the nursing school he wants to go to. Good news, he PASSED! WOOHOO! I was beyond relieved and overly excited for him, I couldn't be prouder. Now all we have to worry about is getting the school loans. Which hopefully our prayers will be answered. If all the funding works out looks like he will be starting on Feburary 16,2009 and ending in September 2010 with his associates in nursing. This is an accelerated program. The school is in Draper, Utah, so we would be moving back to the husstle and busstle of Utah. After living in a small town for so long, I'm not sure how much driving around I will be doing at first.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Living Room...

These photos are mainly for my sister. My parents remodled there living room and my sister has been asking to see photos of it. Here you go Emma, its hard to tell the paint color in the photos but it is kind of a muted green. It looks really nice, oh and we repainted the brick around the fire place, which makes it look much better. If you want a really good view of it, you and Betty should just come and see it for yourself. Oh and I was going to post a picture of the snow but it has pretty much already melted.


Funny Faces...

Olivia is the queen of funny faces, I really think she could be an actress with all the expressions she makes. The other day I found her sitting in front of the mirror just making faces. It was so funny to watch. Oh how I love this little girl and the joy she brings to my life. She always puts a smile on my face.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Snow

Yes, that is right, snow! Lakeview recieved its first dose for the season, probably about 2 inches. Livi was so excited to see the snow that she kept on saying, "its raining snow mommy, its raining snow". Hopefully this doesn't mean that it is going to be a bad winter. I'm not sure I could handle that again this year.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yes I know it has been way to long since my last post. We have been pretty busy in the Bell household. As you most of you know we were supposed to be moving this month. Well things changed and it looks like we might be moving to Utah instead for Damon to finish his schooling. He is looking at going to an accerlated nursing program there. It would be much better for him. He has to take a placement test in October and we will know more in November if we are moving there. So for now we are living with my parents. It can get a little cramped at times but we are so grateful that my parents are willing to let us live here, and they are great with helping out with Olivia. Other than trying to figure out where our lives will take us next we are doing really good. Below are some photos of Olivia in her cape that we had made for her. She always has a real good time playing super princess.




Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sleeping Beauty...

So this afternoon Livi fell asleep on the recliner while watching Babe, I just thought it was so cute. I love how precious a child looks when they are asleep. These are some photos that my sister Megan took.

Saturday, August 23, 2008




So nothing really exciting has been going on. Damon, Livi, and I are all living at my parents while we wait to move. We have found a cute little house to rent in Winston,OR, which is about 10 minutes away from Roseburg, so Damon won't have to bad of a commute to school. School starts for Damon Sept. 29, so we are planning to move around the 12 or so. Olivia is getting very talkative, she is always seems to babling away about something or another. We haven't started potty training, I've decided to wait until after we have moved, many moms have told me that doing it before a big move is just not a good idea. Other than that we have just been hanging out thinking of things to do with a toddler. I get so tired trying to entertain daily. She has so much energy. Last night she was up bouncing around until 10pm. Her bedtime routine has been thrown off since our move. But 10p.m. how can she have so much energy, she didn't even seem tired when I put her to bed. I realize I haven't posted any photos recently so here some of Livi throughout the summer. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

SOLD!

Yesterday Damon and I went and signed papers on the closing of the house. We sold it, it's final. I really can't believe how easy it was for us, we didn't even list the house with a realtor. We just told a boy I went to school with about it, and next thing we know him and his girlfriend want to buy it. I feel really blessed on how easy it has been, I have heard horror stories on how long people have had to wait to sell theirs. I get comfort in knowing that we should be moving to Roseburg just because the house has sold easily and everything is just falling into place. I post some photos of the house in the next couple of days. You'll get to see my cute little kitchen I have to leave. Just can't believe we actually sold our house and we made money of it, WOOHOOO!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So i haven't posted anything about us in awhile so here is the latest news. We're selling our house! Hopefully we will be closing next week, so we've been busy packing and getting to things moved over to my parents house were we will be staying until we move. Oh and I don't think I have mentioned that we will be moving to Roseburg so Damon can finish schooling. It is going to be a new adventure for us that will hopefully work out great. Also Livi got her new cape from
Plum Pear Apple: Superhero Capes for Superhero Kids
and it is so cute, I need to take some photos of her in it so you can all see. She did such a good job making it, love it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Memories...are the colors of my mind!

Okay so this is a fun little game, leave a memory you've had of me, damon, or livi, or all three of us combined.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My friend Bethany tagged me, so here goes.
Here are a bunch of fun questions relating to my husband:
1. What is his name? Damon
2. Who eats more? Damon, by far I always say that he is eating us out of house and home.
3. Who said, "I love you" first? I did, here's the story behind it though. I was 16 and Damon was 18 we had been dating about 6 months. I knew that Damon liked me alot and maybe even loved me. Well I kept on telling him I liked him alot and finaly I just blurted out I love you and he goes good because I love you to. It worked out great, but we still joke that I was the first one to say it, always speaking my mind.
4. Who is taller? Damon
5. Who is smarter? I think that depends, we both know a good amount of information to keep us entertained.
6. Who is more sensitive? Oh thats me by a long shot.
7. Who does the laundry? Always me, I don't want Damon ruining my clothes!
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?Damon and always Damon, he says he couldn't sleep if it was on the other side. It doesn't bother me at all.
9. Who pays the bills? Me, although I don't know if that is the smartest choice.
10. Who cooks more? Me, but Damon always does the b-b-queing.
11. Who is more stubborn? Definitely me
12. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Damon, even if he isn't, he is so great to me.
13. Who has more siblings? Damon he has, let me think, 6. Me 2
14. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I think it depends on what the situation is, we consult eachother.
15. What do you like to do together? We love to go to the movies, go out to eat, just drive around and look at houses for sale. Play with Olivia. Talk about our hopes and dreams for our future. 16. Who eats more sweets? We both like sweets, its horrible.
17. Guilty Pleasures? Climbling gear, he would buy everything that there is, if I let him. For me it is shoes.
18. How did you meet? Damon's family moved to Lakeview his senior year, two months before I turned 16. I invited him and his brothers to hang out with my friends and then when I turned 16 we pretty much had started dating.
19. Who asked whom out first? Damon never asked me out, we just kind of became a couple and started hanging out alot together.
20. Who kissed whom first? Damon was my first kiss and he kissed me first, I was so nervous, and had no idea what I was doing.
21. Who proposed? Okay so Damon's propossal was not that great, when he came home from his mission, we already knew that we were going to get married. I kept on telling him though that he had to propose, so one night we are haning out and he just asks me. Not that exciting.
22. His best features and qualities? I have always loved his shoulders and the way that he can make me laugh when I am so mad at him. He has a great personality and a love for the Gosple that runs very deep. I love how he is always making sure that Olivia and I are well taken care of, always making sure that we have what we need and alot of the time what I want. He is such a great guy and I'm so blessed to have him as my husband.

I tag my friends: Julie, Rachel, Nicole and my sister in-law Karen.

Monday, July 14, 2008

We won!

This last weekend was the Lakeview Swim meet and we won, by quite alot to. I'm so excited and proud of my kids for all there hard work. Apparantly according to my mom this win is the first in many, many years. Even though we won, we still got way to many DQ's so the kids are getting some pretty tough practices in the days to follow.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

watch out here comes our super hero...

I was looking around in the blog world today and found this lady who just started a website where she is selling these capes that she makes for kids. I thought that they looks so cute that I just had to order one for Livi. Hopefully Livi likes it as much as I do. I ordered hers to be violet and candy stripes with a magenta star emblem on the back and a light pink O for Olivia. Go and check out her website.


In other news we are doing pretty good, I have survived my first swimmeat for the season. It was two weekends ago in Prineville and it was so hot that weekend I think they said it got up to over 100 degrees. The kids did okay for the first meet, we placed fourth out of seven so not to bad. For alot of the kids it was their first meet so I think maybe nerves played alot into that. This weekend is our home meet so hopefully we will have the advantage. I have resorted to bribing the kids that if they don't stop or get dq's(disqualifications) that I will bring some kind of yummy treat next week, so we'll se how well that works.
I have new photos of Livi to put up from the playing in the sprinklers on the fourth and from going to the kiddie pool the other day, but my photo cord is upstairs and I am downstairs and upstairs is about 90 degress up there or so it feels. So I will try and get those photos up soon.

Sunday, June 15, 2008








I know, I know, I know I have once again taken forever to post anything. We have just been so busy lately that it seems like I have little time to breathe. May just seemed to fly by and now it is June and that seems to be going by quickly. I am coaching the swim team again this summer, so that seems to be taking up alot of time. Every morning I am waking up at 6a.m. and getting ready for practice that begins at 7, it is still really cold here in the mornings and I am amazed that they actually will get in and swim. I don't really give them much choice as to not get in and swim but they are really good kids and do whatever I ask. Olivia is doing great and loves to come with me to practice, we walk up there and she hangs out in the stroller during practice. We are loving that it is summer, and is getting warmer here, we love to spend time out in the garden and play in the grass and water the plants. Above are some photos from our trip to Windsor, CA and are trip down to Montery Bay Aquariam.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

busy...



So alot has been happening these last couple of weeks, first last week I had the opportunity to go to Women's Conferance at BYU with another lady in my ward. It was the most amazing spiritual experience I have ever had. Right now I am with my family down in Windsor, CA for a nice family vacation. We have been to Monteray Bay to see their amazing aquariuem, we have been to San Fransico and just had fun going to stores and sight seeing in the nappa valley. Also on Monday Damon and I celebrated 3years together and on Wednesday, Olivia turned 2. Can't believe I have been married 3 years and I can't believe that Olivia is 2, WOW. I have a toddler,

Sunday, April 27, 2008

okay so today was a triumphant day for us in the bell household. olivia went peepee in the potty today, i have never been happier. she was so excited about it mainly i think because i was so excited. she didn't even want to put on a diaper to go to bed but i promised she could go potty in the morning. who knew that a little pee in a potty could be so delitful. HAPPY DAY!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Okay so once again time has slipped away and I haven't done a post for quite some time. I know that everyone says this but we really haven't had much of anything to post about. This last weekend we did go up to Eugene with my parents to see Kelly and Emilea Barfuss, we had lots of fun and wished we could have stayed longer. On Saturday Kelly to us to the Saturday market, it was so much fun, we got Livi the cutest tie-die shirt and I got this really cute homemade purse. I have never really spent that much time in Eugene, so Damon and I were quite amused by some of the people we saw and things we heard. Oh and we were actually in Eugene the day the Hillary Clinton was there, we didn't go see her, but we heard there was a huge line to go see her. Hope everyone is doing good out there, spring has finally started to show signs here in Lakeview, well kind of. Oh and here are some photos of Miss Livi, I can't believe she is going to be 2 in a month. Oh and this first picture she has my lipgloss all over her face, she is definetly my daughter.









Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Okay so be warned to all of my non kid friends out there, what i am about to share might be a little bit disturbing to you. It was disturbing to me to but pretty funny at the same time. So today I had put Olivia down for a nap, it wasn't her regular nap time so I wasn't really thinking she was going to sleep that long, I also just put her down in just her diaper, why, I don't know. Ten minutes later I hear talking to me just repeating the word mess, that was all she was saying was mess, mess, mess. Went to find out what the mess was thinking that her bottle had leaked, nope she had taken of her diaper and the was poop strewn over her blankets. Yes that is right poop, I know I was in total despair. Where do I begin, do I clean up the poop first or Livi. I cleaned up Livi and then started with the blankets. It wasn't that bad(as not bad poop can be), but just was not something I was expecting at all.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Silence...

Earlier today I was folding laundry not really paying attention to what Olivia was doing, she had just been in my room playing with my shoes, so I figured that was where she still was. Oh was I wrong. I went to go and check on her thinking to myself wow she is really quite, I see that she isn't in my room and then I see that the bathroom door is closed. First I kind of panic, afraid that she might have gotten into the mouthwash or toothpaste( I really didn't want to call the poison control). Luckily that wasn't the case but this is what I did come across.
As you can see she obvisouly got into something. What do you say it is, nothing but my mascara. I wasn't too upset with her because she just looked so darn cute, but I'm glad that was all she got into with my make-up. She did have some blush in her hand and I think some eyeshadow but she hadn't opened it up yet. PHEW!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

jury duty...

okay so everyone gets called to jury duty and that sucks, but if you get called to federal jury duty three hours away from where you live that is even worse, hence what happened to me. over a month ago i got summoned for jury duty in lakeview, my first time being called as a juror so i wasn't to surprised. but what did get me was about a week later i got summoned to jury duty in medford which is about three hours away. at first i was confused why am i getting summoned to medford well it was for a federal case. today i had to be there, so last night my mom and i made the trek over to medford with livi in tow. i thought for sure i was going to get stuck over there for like three days but amazingly i wasn't even picked, how that happened no idea. all i know is that somehow i got lucky and was able to do some shopping with my mom. fun, fun.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

pictures...

So Damon found the camera, which was so great because I could not find it anywhere. Here are some photos of Livi going swimming this last weekend. Damon isn't sure how he feels about her wearing a bikini, but we got this as a gift when she was born and it was the only swimwear that fits her right then. I think it is just adorable with her little belly skicking out. Hope you enjoy the photos. I think Livi is going to be quite the swimmer.




















forever...

so i know it has been awhile since i have posted, but i really have had nothing to talk about. my birthday was good, i went to the movies with my mom and saw P.S. I Love You, I thought it was a cute movie but I liked the book alot more. That is always how it is though. Damon and I also went and saw 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigle, I loved that movie I thought it was so cute. We went to Klamath Falls on Presedent's Day weekend and spent the night at the Shilo, that was a alot of fun. They have a really nice pool there so Livi got to do some swimming. I have decided that she has defenitly got my side of the families genes for swimming, she loves it, and she kicks her feet and puts her head in to try and blow bubbles it was so cute. Other than that I have just been trying to keep my house clean and get long over due projects done with the house. Tomorrow we are leaving to go to Rexburg and then Utah so if you don't hear from me for awhile again that is why. Damon has applied to go to school at BYU-Idaho, so we are going up tomorow and taking a look at campus and the town. Since I went to school there I have an idea where everything is but I don't know where married housing is. We don't know if he has been accepted yet but were really hoping we are. Well hope everyone has a good week. I was going to put some pictures of Livi swimming up, put I have seemed to have misplaced my camera at the moment.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blueberries...

Olivia absolutly love blueberries. She loves them so much that you are not allowed to say the word around her unless you have some to give to her, otherwise she will get pretty upset. The best part about her loving them is getting her to say the word blueberry, it is so funny. Here is a little video of her trying to say it.
video

Monday, February 4, 2008

snow,snow,snow...


So this is what we woke up to on Sunday, the first two pictures are showing you how much snow fell off our roof. There was so much snow that you couldn't even get into our house. I am starting to feel a little clausdropedic here, snow is is just everywhere. Poor Damon was out all day shoveling and plowing driveways all over town. I really hope that it will just stop snowing, but I think we are suppossed to get even more. UGGG!








Friday, February 1, 2008

snow pictures...

so thursday it snowed so much here, the most snow i think i have ever seen here. it was snowing so much that i was actually getting worried that we were going to run out of food and not be able to leave the house for days. luckily it stopped today so i was able to make it to the store to stock up on food just in case we do get stuck. i defenitly think though that we can start hoping for the warm sun to melt it all away, i am so sick of the snow.













for my parents..

okay this is a video of livi, i was trying to get her to dance but it didn't work out like i planned, still cute though. video

Thursday, January 31, 2008

pictures...

Hello everyone, I know that I haven't uploaded any photo's of Livi lately so I thought since i'm sitting at home right now getting snowed in that I would do a little blogging. Livi is looking so grownup lately, she has just in the last couple of days started saying her own prayers, not actual words, but she will fold her arms mumble whisper something and the say amen, well it actually sounds more like aumun. It is so cute though. She is so much fun and I love playing with her, right now one of our favorite games is I'll throw this big bouncy ball in the air and hit with my head over to her. She thinks it is so funny she just laughs and laughs. Okay this first picture I love, I told her to stand by the door way so I could get a photo of her outfit, and she put her hand on the wall all by herself and gave me this gorgeous smile. The next two are of Livi and Elise, Elise is the baby that I babysit three times a week, and Livi is just crazy about her. She is just always wanting to give her kisses and hold her. Most of the time while I am watching Elise, I am constantly telling Livi to be gentle with her and telling her that is enough kisses. It is so sweet to watch Livi getting excited when Elise comes over. Squeels and laughter are all you her from her for at least the first 10 minutes.






Monday, January 28, 2008

Your Birthdate: February 14

You work well with others. That is, you're good at getting them to do work for you.
It's true that you get by on your charm. But so what? You make people happy!
You're dynamic, clever, and funny. And people like to have you around.
But you're so restless, they better not expect you to stay around for long.

Your strength: Your superstar charisma

Your weakness: Commitment means nothing to you

Your power color: Fuchsia

Your power symbol: Diamond

Your power month: May


This is creepy how much it is like me. It is exactly what I am like.
You Are Marcia Brady
Confident yet kind. Popular yet down to earth. You're a total dream girl.You've got the total package - no wonder everyone's a little jealous of you.
http://www.blogthings.com/whatbradyareyouquiz/">What Brady Are You?

Take that Emma, you always thought I was a Jan but turns out I was a Marcia all along! HA!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What an amazing man...


President Gordon B. Hinckley, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has passed away tonight. He was such an amazing man and I am so saddened to hear of his passing. It almost feels like my grandfather has died. He was a Prophet of God, he helped change the world in so many ways and he will greatly be missed. I am so glad that I was able to be a youth when he was a prophet all the great council he gave has helped me be who I am today. I'm so glad that he now gets to join his sweet wife in heaven, they must be feeling so blessed to know that they are now together forever.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

How Fun!

You Belong in 1958
You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!
http://www.blogthings.com/whatyeardoyoubelonginquiz/">What Year Do You Belong In?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

So this last weekend we went to Medford to see Damon's family and on Saturday we drove up to Myrtle Creek which is by Roseburg and went to an 80th birthday party for Grandma Linda's boyfriend Ned. Grandma Linda is Damon's grandma. Her and Ned have been together for about 7 years now. Anyways Ned through a big birthday bash for himself that was a 20's theme. It was so much fun to see all the old people dressed up, all the flapper dresses and zoot suits, it was quit amusing. They had a live band and as soon as they started playing Olivia was out on the dance floor shaking her groove thing. Her are some photos from the party. One with Great-grandma and Ned, and then with Aunty Anna.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Snow Update..

Okay here are some photos of our house and all the snow we have gotten. Notice the fence and where the top of the fence is and how much snow is on top of it. I just can't get over it.


Okay so today was quite the adventure. At 10 a.m. I had to leave my house and go to work and drop Olivia of at my parents. I had already been out shoveling that morning so I thought I wouldn't really wouldn't have any trouble leaving our driveway. I was wrong, after about three times of driving forward and then reversing I finally got out the driveway. Well our house is on a road that is on a hill, instead of driving down the hill(which would have been a wise idea) I decided to drive up the hill. As you have probably guessed I got stuck, not just a little stuck, but big stuck. I drove into a snow bankment while I was trying to turn the corner and not get stuck. I had to call my dad and Damon to come and help me, I was kind of freaking out, Damon had to just tow the car out. After the car got unstuck, I made my dad drive it to his house with Olivia in the back, while drove his suburban (I knew there was a reaon why I like SUV's so much). Luckily those where the only times that I did get stuck, but I was so scared that it would happen any time I turned onto a road. I think though just today we got about over a foot of snow, there is so much snow it is almost covering my front yard fence.