Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Fall has finally arrived and I couldn't be more excited! I love when the seasons change...it's always a welcome change in my book!

I'm on my way home right now, and tomorrow morning, mom and I are headed back East to spend sometime "antiquing" with her sister, Sharon! This is my first time on a big antiquing trip, and I've been informed that there are quite a few rules that I'll need to follow while we're shopping.

Rule number 1: you must use a fanny pack to carry your money.

Strangely enough, I don't have a fanny pack. I'm hoping that I don't get made fun of too much for not using a fanny pack.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Have you seen the MormonMessages Channel on YouTube? I love watching the short videos the Church has put together--short, inspiring videos that are a good reminder of what is really important in life. A new video was just posted a couple days ago, and President Uchtdoft shares his feelings on hope: "hope has the power to fill our lives with happiness..." Enjoy.

Oh...and want to see another great MormonMessages video? Check out that little video on the right of the blog. The little baby in that one?? Oh yeah...that's baby Claire and Katie!! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lunchtime Treat

I think it's time to get that last post out of the way! :)

What's the best part about eating at Zupas for lunch?? Oh yes, the chocolate covered strawberry! It's the perfect way to finish off my turkey, bacon and avocado panini (sans tomatoes)!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Please, Have A Seat and Enjoy.

For the record, I didn't go into Broadcast Journalism for a reason! :)

Onto the story! I went up to the KSL studios in Salt Lake City this morning to demo a sweet-action flip book on their talk show, "Studio 5," for Pebbles in my Pocket. I got there a few minutes early, so I was just waiting in the lobby until I was escorted back to the studio. As I was waiting, I could hear a familiar voice coming from down the hallway...someone with an English accent. Sure enough, it was Alex Boye! He was on the show this morning, too, for their segment "What's He Thinking?" It was fun to see him and knowing someone else at the studio I think calmed some nerves! It was rather funny watching him...he's such a natural in front of the camera, and I'm *so* not!

This is Alex's segment (it gets good at about the 4 minute mark...Alex talks about his style and they all talk about skinny jeans...it's quite funny! Everyone was dying in the studio laughing!):

A few minutes before I was to go on, the Stage Manager hooked me up with the mic. He must've done this a million times before, because he sure was comfortable adjusting everything for the mic, if you know what I mean! Anyways, the time came for me to be on. To say that I was nervous is just a *slight* understatement!

I called my sister, Katie, as soon as it was over, and the first thing she said to me was, " your voice sure sounded weird!" A couple other people said my voice really doesn't sound like this...if it does sound like this to you, I apologize! I hate listening to myself! :)

Now that I've watched it a few times, I just think the whole thing is funny! I feel awkward putting this up, but I think it's rather amusing and it's worth documenting the experience! Laugh it up, laugh it up!

Busy weekend ahead...my "To Do" list is a bazillion miles long for the weekend! We'll see if I get everything done!

Get Ready...

...to laugh! If you're in Utah, tune in to Studio 5 at 11:00 and I promise you'll have a good laugh. Just keep in mind I'm not really crafty. More info on this later this afternoon.

And yes, I'm being vague on purpose.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I think of everyone in my family, I was most excited that my sister Katie and her little family stayed in Provo for the summer! The last two summers, Katie has called Washington DC her home and I was kind of dreading her taking off again this summer for several reasons, but couldn't have been more excited when they made their decision to stay!

We had a wedding reception at my parent's home one of the nights that we were home a few weeks back. All the furniture was cleared out of the living room and family room, and (when we probably should've been cleaning,) Katie and I found ourselves down on the hardwood floor laughing about nothing in particular and taking crazy pictures. I have loved the time we've been able to spend together this summer!

And one more Katie story: I came home last night after seeing "UP" and found a plate full of *amazing* brownies left on my desk from Katie! It was the perfect way to end my Monday night. Everyone needs a Katie in their life!