Thursday, November 27, 2008


GRATITUDE unlocks the fullness of LIFE.
It turns what we have into enough and more!
It turns Denial into Acceptance...
Chaos into Clarity...
Problems into Gifts..
Failures into Success...
The unexpected into perfect timing
and mistakes into important events.

GRATITUDE makes sense of our past...
Brings peace for Today...
and Creates a Vision for Tomorrow.

--Author Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm In LOVE.....

Working for AT&T definitely has its PERKS!  I was wishing and hoping for the 
Blackberry Bold
 ever since I heard it was going to be released.  
This morning when I went to
work my manager handed me this incredibly amazing phone
and I was screaming with excitement...all on the inside of course.
I'm totally turning into a technology geek...loving every single
function, application and feature of this phone.
My battery has already died once today from having messed with it 
all day.  SO FUN!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Today was a fabulous day...A day filled with Sushi, Massages, Birthday Cake and a Sherry Festival. What is a Sherry Festival? I didn't know myself until tonight when I walked into the room and everyone was yelling "Sherry Festival! Sherry Festival! It's a Sherry Festival!" There were balloons all over the place and a perfect pink cake on the counter. I've been with my second home away from home in Virginia these past few days and the Bday festivities were so perfect, memorable, THOUGHTFUL and fun. I was even serenaded by the very handsome and talented Anders on the BASSOON!

Am I really 28???!!!
Cute Kenz busting a move at the SHERRY FESTIVAL
Notice the SHERRY FESTIVAL sign below us....
The night ended with a classic Tate Facial complete with oatmeal, honey, egg whites and cucumbers of course!  

Thank you Hansen/Petersen Clan for an unforgettable night.  I love you all so much! 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Amish Country Part 2

We went to a few little shops where we were able to see some amazing furniture the Amish People built and also we went to a small grocery store where we bought the most delicious Apple Cider and Homemade Yogurt!  

Amish Country

I'm back East currently, loving every single minute of it. I have always wanted to go to Amish Country and I finally got my chance. I flew into Baltimore, where Gina and Aldi picked me up, and we drove straight up to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was kind of a cloudy day...but the scenery was incredibly beautiful and the day couldn't have been more perfect! Thank you Gina for the memories...we'll never forget our first taste of Amish Homemade Rootbeer!!!

The Stephens are back in Town!

BYU Hawaii was such a Happy and Wonderful time in my life. Some of my closest friendships to this day are with those I met back during that time. I have tried really hard to keep in touch with as many as I can and it is so fun to get together and reminisce about all the crazy times in Hale 5! Kristi Babcock Stephens, her husband Nate and their 4 sweet children moved back to Utah after having been in Arizona for school for a few years. We all got together at my friend Heather's house and how fun it was to catch up and chase after new little ones.

Kristie's Joel and Heather's Sicily 
We are already trying to set them up!! ;)

Time is going by to fast...

I was going through some old pictures and came across these two from Sundance Birthday Fun Fun that were taken just about 5 years ago to date.  I wish I had the picture with the whole group...
Brandy, Penny and Kristi & Noah Eyre are missing in this picture.

Good times...that really do feel like they were yesterday...

How much each and everyone of our lives have changed since then!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I'm Hooked

A friend suggested I give this show a try...So, i did and now I'm hooked. Itunes is making some money off of me because I can't stop downloading episodes! I'm just about through season 1...I'm saving season 2 for my long plane ride on Wednesday night.  SO EXCITED!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

This is my 3rd weekend in a row that I've been in Las Vegas for a New Job Training.  
 What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas....Right? ;)

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Heather Lynne

I've been meaning to do this forever...
I just keep getting distracted...
Something I am very good at!!

I figure I'm in the same month so that counts somewhat, yes?

Happy Birthday Heather Lynne.

True Friend
Incredible Mother
Strong Spirit
An Example to Many

My Kindred Spirit.
Mi Amiga Fiel.

I'm so lucky to have you in my life.

Here's to another great year.

I love you!

This is Crazy

If you listen close enough you can hear what they are saying in the background.  Crazy!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So Excited....

...For the Release of Il Divo's new album The Promise 

The song  "Hallelujah" is lovely. 

There is just something about 4 Beautiful Men singing in Spanish and Italian.  Gives me goosebumps all over...

The Promise will release globally on Monday, November 10th...GREAT DAY ;)... except in the USA and Canada where it'll hit the shelves on November 18th.

Can't Wait.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


So I'm usually in another country, on a plane or just plain old not in the mood to dress up on Halloween. This year I want to have fun. I'm thinking Ugly Betty...What do YOU think?

Monday, September 29, 2008

20/20 Vision

I have been trying to get down to St George for months now to have my
dad check my eyes and with my work schedule and travels I just haven't had the
time.  A few weeks ago though, my almost crash into a pole (Sorry Sarah and Kelly) convinced me that I should make the time.  My cute Papi Lasered my eyes 7 years ago and my eyes are still perfect.  Looks like my almost encounter with the pole was just a case of tiredness, distraction, and dry eyes.  Regardless, I loved spending what felt like just a few hours with my old man.  I sure do love him...even if he is a Redskins Fan.  =)~

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mr London's BBQ

Mr. London's BBQ in New York City with the Eyres, was so much fun.  There was lots of  yummy food, lots to drink, and the filling out of a paper with our life predictions for ourselves that were all put in a time capsule to be opened in the future.  Wow that will be interesting because never know! =)  Always good times in NYC.  I want to go back!

Washington D.C.

Good times were had in Washington D.C. a few weeks ago as a bunch of us BYU Hawaii friends and their growing families met together for some lunch in front of the Washington Monument.  It was so fun to catch up with everyone and we are talking about planning one big and incredibly fun reunion in Hawaii sometime in the near future.....Who's in????

Football is Finally HERE!

Here we go!  Football season if FINALLY here and as I sit here watching the cowboys play on TV I can't help but feel incredibly happy and excited all at the same time.  My friend Kelly and I purchased our season tickets again earlier this year and it has been absolute torture waiting for the day that football finally starts up again.  Since we scored moving up the standby list, thanks to my cousin Jeff, we've been making the pilgrimage to Dallas every year attending 2 to 3 games a season and how incredibly fun it has been!   Not only do we get to see the "BOYS" play live...but we get to have some really fun times with my cousins Jeff and Brandy and their adorable little twins as well as the Brady Clan.  So FUN!

The other night Kelly and I were outside walking to the car when he looked at me and said..."Can you smell that?" With my nose stuffed up, due to some really annoying allergies, I really couldn't smell anything at all but he then added "It's the smell of Football in the air.  It is finally here."   We're off to Dallas on Friday for the first home game and  also a Monday Night Game against the the team we like to call the SEAGULLS...sorry Shar....The Philadelphia Eagles.  It is the last season for the Cowboys playing in Texas Stadium so the games will be memorable and a little sad...but don't worry...We already have our seats secured in the New Stadium!! =)  GO COWBOYS!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

NEw York, DC, and Babies!

I finally made it back east to meet my newest little ones and I seriously can't get enough of them! I've become quite the baby hog holding littles Lyla Joy and Lola Jane every second I get. I spent most of this week in fantastic NYC and then drove down to the DC area arriving late last night and will be here until Wednesday. What sweet blessings these little angels are and how lucky I am to be surrounded by such wonderful friends. Get excited for all sorts of fun pictures soon! Here's a teaser for now.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympics

I have been able to watch so much of the 2008 Olympic Games.  In the past I've either been traveling, or working a lot, or just not that into it I'm afraid but this year I've really been able to get really into it and I must say I have enjoyed it very much.  I've also really enjoyed the TiVo feature I have set up which has enabled me to fast forward through all the commercials or catch what I've missed  while I'm at work.  The inspirational stories of many of the athletes have sometimes brought me to tears and in my opinion....they should all get a medal for even just qualifying to go to the Olympics.  GO TEAM USA!!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lindsay's Missionary Farewell

Lindsay's Farewell is tomorrow at 11 am!
For those of you who are around, come!  If not for the talk....come afterwards
for the food!  My mom is cooking up a storm and we all know what that means!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Which Disney Princess are You?

You Are Ariel!
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Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Saturday, July 19, 2008