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!