Monday, March 22, 2010


Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you."

Kidney transplant '04
Catheter for Dialysis. First one got infected, replaced with a second one right next to it.

Three stitches when I was three years old. Running with a razor blade

Temporary catheter

Sometimes I get sick of being sick.
I ask myself "why me?".
I hate that I have to take medicine every day, morning and night.
I am never happy to get my blood drawn once a month for the rest of my life.

Why not me?

We were sent here to face trials.
Trials make us stronger.
Physically and Spiritually.

God is good.
Prayer is good.
Scripture is good.
Family is good.
My life..... is good.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Break!

Oh man, Spring Break was just wonderful.
Relaxation and fun!
Me, Haley, Haley's kids, Cheree, Kaylie and Marissa went up to Wolf Creek to stay at my parent's condo.
We ate lot's of food, went hot tubbing, watched movies, went to see the Monk's at the Monastery and even stood on the frozen lake!
Me and Marishk AKA Marissa AKA BFF
Gingersnap! and I :D
Chereeree, Gingersnap, Doodle.
(Cheree's face..... Ha! I can't get over it!)
Standing on Pineview.... Ahhhh yeah!
Marishk sleeping through Zac Efron's hotness. Tisk, tisk!
I just love this girl.
Awe, for cute!
"Richard, what's happening?!"

P.S. We made a little video, check it out here

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grizzlies and Denny's!

I went to a the Utah Grizzlies game last night with my friends. Ummm, so fun!

I even saw a legit fight!

Afterwards we all went to Denny's and had way to much fun!

Conversations went as follows:

1. Tim to Waitress: "Have you had any of these?" (Points to section on menu...)
Waitress to Tim: "Yes, we have ALL of those." (With a tone...)

Tim to Waitress: No, have you tried them... (Kelsie busts out laughing!)

(Ok, you seriously had to be there, it was funny, I'm telling you!)

2. Tim: "Oh, and can we have some freakin' ketchup for the tenth time?!"

3. Waiter: "Can I just bring you a pitcher of hot chocolate for you guys? That way I won't have to come around and keep refilling your cups..."

4. Kelsie to Tim: What would you do if I threw this hot chocolate in your face?"

Tim to Kelsie: "Hug you and jump up and down and dance!"

Kelsie to Tim: "Would you do an Irish Jig? I can just image you dancing and jumping with hot chocolate running down your face...!"

I swear other people talked besides Tim and I... I just didn't hear their funny comments. :)

Cheree, me and Jordan :)

Me and my dear Cheree!
Again.. Cheree and I. You just gotta love this girl!
In the words of Cheree: "Mr. Mullet Beer Sweaty Hat, the 17595-th"
First jalapeno ever. Tim was kind enough to let me take one from his Texican burger. It was hot people.... really hot. But ooooh so juicy for such a little thing!
Me and my girls! Cheree and Kaylie!
Whipped cream-stach. Yum! And I look like a little devil in this picture, "I'm going to get you!" No big deal.

P.s. Thank Kaylie, Tim and Cheree. I stole most of these pictures from you guys :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Scary things, scare me.

I get scared.... a lot.
The simplest things scare me, and when I say simple, I'm talking about CSI or Fringe.
I'm a wuss.
Quicky History:
When I was a wee child, my sisters and their friend did a seance in my basement.
They were trying to communicate with their friends dead mother.
So I guess all this crap happend.
As a result, my basement is possessed.
True fact.
My friend and I were telling scary stories in my phone booth, which happens to be right across from the room that the "bad"stuff happened in.
All of a sudden she screamed and told me that there was a man standing in the room.
I didn't believe her at first, but she was very persistent.
So of course, I took her word for it.
I wouldn't go down in the basement for months.
I still can't go down there without singing a hymn, and even with that, I have to turn on every single light and when I leave, I BOOK it up the stairs.

I just dont' like being scared.
It's scary. Duh.
So obviously, I don't like scary movies.
Not at all.
I watched one the other night though with my fantastic friends.
It was called The Others.
I definitely jumped, not gonna lie.
I even had my banket up over my face the majority of the time.
All in all though, it was really good.
I kind of want to watch another scary movie, not scary, scary. But more thriller scary.
Throw some ideas my way wontcha?
I think I may overcome this fear.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pig Rolls?

Yep. Not sure what to call these puppies since there are already Pigs in a Blanket.....
Buuuut, Pig Rolls should do the job.
These little suckers are divine!
You might be gagging, but I don't care.
The first time I had heard about these I didn't think twice, they sounded Delish! But to other people I've told, they've turned their noses.
Don't turn your noses. No, no.
These are going to be your new favorite treat!
Cinnamon Rolls with Bacon rolled in them!
Yep you heard me right! Tasty huh?!
First you get Cinnamon Rolls, (make sure they are the kind you can roll out.
Then get some Bacon.
Unroll the Cinnamon Roll, place Bacon inside, cook in the oven for the time on the Cinnamon Roll thing and Voila!!!!