Wednesday, September 22, 2010


So, basically, just going to ramble about what's been going on recently. Last week we had Jacob and Kalli over (Jacob is one of the vendors that Brandon helps at work) for dinner. They travel all over the world, so we thought we would give them a homemade meal and dinner at home. It was fun to have them over, and we also had Daniel and Hailey over too, which I think helped because Daniel is so good at driving conversation. To be honest though, I was a little nervous, just because it was a work thing, and I wanted to be a good hostess, and make Brandon look good (because he is!) :) We had a good time, so I guess things went well! It's funny though. Stuff like this makes me feel...not old exactly, just....older? I mean, honestly, what do you think of when a husband comes home one night and says, "I think we should invite an important someone from work to have dinner with us this week." I think of mom and dad. That's their thing. That's what mom and dad do. I guess it's just weird to see that I'm at a more grown up part of my life than I thought or feel. I still feel really young actually. I think I want to keep it that way though. I've always wanted to stay young, and I think I always will. :)

We also had our housewarming party this weekend. We invited sooooo many people, I was a little worried as to how we would fit everyone in, but things worked out. I have learned one thing from this though. From now on I am definitely rsvp-ing to invites. It makes things sooooooooooo much easier when you know how many people will be there for sure so that you can know how much food to get, etc. It ended up being that I could end up having 21-45 people show up, so I just rounded out to the higher end and made a lot of cookies. Of course, we had the lower end come, so we have lots of cookies left over that we've just taken over to friends and to ward choir. There's no way I'm eating that many cookies!

Speaking of which, I've decided that I am going to cut out sugar and yeast from my diet. My mom said that she recently found out that people who have been on antibiotics for an extended period of time may have issues with yeast and sugar which can cause problems in the digestive tract and stuff. I've had my own share of health issues in my life, and some of which I am still going through, where I've had to be on antibiotics for years and a little in between. My digestive system hasn't been what it could be, and I wouldn't be surprised if the two were related somehow. So, I figure I will give this a try and see how I feel. The good news is that even if it doesn't solve the problems I am facing right now, I will be healthier and probably feel better and look better, so that's cool! The only thing is that this is going to be much harder than I thought. Sugar is in EVERYTHING and you can find yeast in many ordinary places too! I mean, I've already run into problems this morning with breakfast. Cereals have too much sugar in them, so that's one thing off the list. I figured eggs would be good, but I can't have toast due to the yeast in bread. I thought, maybe I can have a granola bar? But that has lots of sugar. I thought about hash browns, but they are a carb which turns into sugar, so I'm not sure if that works...So I got so desperate that I thought, maybe I can have peanut butter on saltine crackers? But NO! To my amazement, saltines have YEAST in them! I couldn't believe it! So, I ended up having a couple of eggs and a lot of water...I'll have to fix this somehow. Oh, something else I had no idea there was yeast in, is cream of chicken soup! Now, what the heck is yeast doing in SOUP???? My mom warned me that lots of canned soup has yeast in it, but WHY????? Ingredients in foods these days are very strange...

Let's see, what else? Oh, I've been put in charge to do the program for the ward Christmas party. I think what I would really like to do is the part of the first part of Savior of the World. It would be amazing! The only problems I see though is we don't have a stage at our building and I'm not sure the choir would be interested, and I'm not sure if I would have enough volunteers. I guess I would just recruit friends from elsewhere in that case...As far as a stage goes, I could always ask bishop if we could have the party at the stake center where there is a stage. I think a stage make a lot of difference. Well, I hope things work out though. I would LOVE to do that!

Well, I think I've rambled enough...the only other thing I can think of to put on here is the video of the week, called Vampire Knight- Zero's Chance, a remake of a previous video by TheWingsofKanna starring Yuuki and Zero from Vampire Knight, and anime that I would definitely recommend, although it didn't end the way I wanted it to. :P Booo! Oh well, still good. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Canning, Story Writing, Videos, and Headbands

Yesterday I went to an older lady's house from my church ward with a friend and we canned peaches. I've never really done a whole lot of canning before (I did apples one time- it took forever!) but peaches went by pretty quick and it was fun! She's a really cute lady and it was nice to learn something new and useful. :)

We also had lunch over there too. She had made some homemade bread and it was sooooooooo good! We had homemade peach jam on our bread or homemade raspberry, or mayo and tomato with salt and pepper (I tried all 3!) I thought the tomato was kinds weird, but I tried it anyhow and I was sooooo glad that I did! It was delicious! :)

This picture is seriously what the tomato looked like! It was huge!

So, something I forgot to mention before that I'm doing is I'm writing a story. It's a fantasy-type story, and I would put what it's about, but it's kinda complicated, so maybe when I get the story really put together I'll be able to give some more details about it. But it's going to be awesome! I'm so excited that I have the time now to finish it. I've had this idea for about a year now, and I started it, and then had to stop due to absolutely no time to do it. :( But now I can, so yay! :D

I thought this cartoon was cute (love Calvin and Hobbs!) and also very true at times.

The other day I was messing around with my video editing stuff, and ended up making a video about me! I think it turned out good and it was fun to make. Enjoy if you'd like to!

Something else I've been doing is making headbands (I don't have pics at the moment- I'll get them up soon). They are really cute and fun to make! I think I'll try selling them on Hopefully that will help with my ballet class fund. Speaking of which, I had my fist lesson yesterday and my friends Diana and Tony are both in my class! I was so surprised and delighted! It was a blast having them in there! We had a great time, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the time we get to spend in the class together. :)

We're going to finally have our Housewarming Party this weekend. I'm excited but for some reason a little nervous. I don't know how to host parties, so I'm hoping it will just go it's own way smoothly, haha!

Well, Brandon has some people from his work in town, and we might have one of them, along with his wife, over to our house for dinner tonight, so I need to get to cleaning the house and figuring out what to serve! :) Bye!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fun Photo Shoot...In my Kitchen!

Messing around with the camera on my laptop. I got some fun pictures. What do you think?

Haha, this one reminds me of Grover from There's a Monster at the End of This Book when he says, "Shhhh, I have an idea!"

Fun stuff. :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Poor Puppy...

He has a calcified disk, which I think is like a ruptured disk. Two actually. This makes me soooooo sad though because he is such a cute, sweet, lovable little dog, and I love him so much! Is it weird to pray for you dog? I don't think so, but even if it is, I'm praying that he'll get better soon anyway! Poor little guy can't jump, can't walk up the stairs, was in so much pain he was crying, couldn't eat, and he drags his leg while walking. Just imagining all that makes me cry! :_( My poor little Happy dog...

These pics are pretty old, all but the last one. That was back in February.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Long Time No See...

Well, not that anyone follows up on this thing anyway (at least I don't think so...) but I figure I have the time now these days, so I should at least document that I am still alive and what's new. ;)

Let's see, so, I started working at the Chiropractic office back when things suddenly came to a screeching halt here. It was a good experience, but not exactly right for me. I'm hoping to become a mom hopefully soon, which is the real job that I want anyway. :) I'll probably start a babysitting job soon though in the meantime.

I'm enrolled in a ballet class! I'm so excited! My first lesson starts on Monday, so I'm going to go shopping for leotard and tights tomorrow. :D I already have shoes, so there's one thing down to get. :)

We moved into a home (picture not of our real home...just thought it was fun!) recently. We're renting it from a friend of my parent's, which works out really well for us in case we ever need to get up and leave for whatever reason (pretty much work or school).

Some new (and by new I mean not listed on this blog) animes I've seen are: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Romeo X Juliet, Fruits Basket, and Vampire Knight. All of which were good, but I still LOVE Princess Tutu most of all. :)

Zuko and Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Romeo and Juliet from Romeo X Juliet (duh...)

Shigure, Yuki, Tohru, and Kyo from Fruits Basket.

Yuuki and Zero from Vampire Knight (still think they should end up together...)

Um...trying to think of what else has been going on...well, I'll write it later if I think of it. That's all I can really think of at the moment.

So, the bi-weekly video has been basically non-existent, so I'll put a video on this post to make up for it. Yay! This post's video is one made by your's truly called Fakir: The Hand of Sorrow. I've entered the video into a Princess Tutu AMV contest. Hopefully something positive (such as placing?) will occur! Eee! ^_^