Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I know that I am behind on my blog but I really haven't had a lot that I could blog about. I was really sick this past week with a cold/flu (not really sure) but I still tried to at least go to work for part of the day. I think that I then helped pass it on the others. Sorry Kim and Holly:( I also had to make a very tough decision about my future. I have decided that I don't like making choices where there is no really clear right or wrong answer. Sometimes we just have to make a choice and I think sometimes those are the hardest choices that we have to make. In this case I pretty much had already decided what I wanted to do but after fasting and prayer just to make sure I realized that it just wasn't right for me. I was really disappointed and it has been hard for me but I am trying to move forward, be happy about it and put my trust in the Lord. I know that I am being vague about this but most people that I have told seem to think that I am crazy and that has made it harder on me. I promise to Blog something more exciting soon and it will include pictures!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

At least I don't have 27 dresses!!

I went and saw 27 Dresses tonight and I loved it. It was one of the funniest movies I have watched in a long time. Even the men that were dragged there by there wife/girlfriend were laughing. If you get a change go see this. I give it a thumbs up!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Today I had an appointment to see my orthodontist which is Stuart Frost. My last appointment I has a little bit of gum trimming which wasn't bad at all and I had almost no soreness after the first few days. Well today Dr. Frost asked me how I was doing with my soreness I said "I'm actually not have any, these last few weeks have been great." I learn that maybe next time I won't be as enthusiastic about my answer. After 12 hour I hurt pretty bad. I know it is kind of weird but after my adjustments I live on Macaroni and Cheese. I thought I would branch out from the KRAFT brand and try to make my own.

Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese

Description: One bite of this creamy, cheesy concoction and you’ll never go back to boxed! Look for it to move to the top of your kids’ favorites list.

Ingredients:1 8-ounce package elbow macaroni
1/4 cup Tillamook® Butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups Tillamook® Shredded Medium Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook macaroni per package directions, drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and bring to a boil while continuously stirring. Reduce heat and simmer for one minute. Remove from heat.
Stir in 2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese and the macaroni. Pour into a 1 1-2 quart casserole, and sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is golden-brown.
Makes 4 to 6 servings

I will let you know how it turns out!!

P.S. Tillamook was my first area on my mission in Oregon. I loved this area and I love there dairy products. Right now you can only get cheese and butter in Arizona and there is nothing better. However if you ever visit the Northwest you have to try Tillamook Brown Cow Ice Cream. YUMMY!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A VERY sad day

To remind some of you I am a huge sports fan. My loyalties have always been to the Wildcats as long as I can remember. At times living here during football season can be painful but I usually always have basketball to fall back on and we play them twice. Last night was a very sad evening when my Wildcats lost to the sun devils in overtime. Now while I won't take away the credit of this win because at the end of the day a win is a win I will remind all you sun devils that we were with out our leading scorer. I found this quote from Greg Hansen in the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson paper) and thought is summed things up

In a college sense, this is like it must've been for the Yankees of the late '60s — no Mantle, no Berra, no Ford, no Maris — and yet it didn't matter to the Twins and the Angels and their long-suffering baseball fans.
The bill had come due. There was no mercy.
It said "Yankees'' on the jersey, and even though it was Horace Clarke at second base and Bill Monbouquette on the mound, the fans delighted in dancing on the ghosts of the once-proud team from New York.
On Wednesday night, the long-proud UA basketball team was at times forced to play 6-foot-6-inch Fendi Onobun at center, anybody with a pulse and a uniform at point guard and Zane Johnson, making his college debut as a zone-busting shooting guard.
When the Sun Devils won 64-59 in overtime, you would have thought it was for a berth in the Final Four. Fans rushed the court. Sun Devil football coach Dennis Erickson raised his arms skyward and hugged celebrating fans. ASU athletic director Lisa Love walked down a corridor past the UA dressing room and gave an associate a high-five.

We will be back so enjoy it while it lasts!!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy New Year

A few weeks ago I got a voicemail from one of my friends asking if I was Ok because I hadn't updated my blog in FOREVER. I actually check my blog almost everyday but never take the time to update my own. I can use the excuse that I am really boring and nothing really happens so me but really that is just an excuse. Actually I am kinda boring and I don't think that much happens to me but I have decided as one of my New Year Resolutions that I will try to update my blog one time a week. Now don't expect me to be perfect but I really would like to try. I know that I have already missed the first week but I had some minor but painful health problems over the holidays and I feel like that is a good excuse. Wish me luck and check back to see how good I do!

My most recent pictures date back to November. My office went on an office trip to San Diego. We had a great time.