A Real Life Page Turner!!

So, about a month ago when I was camping with my family, my two lovely Aunts, Steph and Marie, suggested a book to me. They said it was one of the best books they've ever read. So I finished it last night. It really is such a good book! It took me longer than the rest of my family to read it because I was so busy with work and school, but it still only took me about two weeks. It was a total page turner. Previous to this book I had never really read a page turner. I soon realized this was the real thing when I was up until three in the morning reading a particularly intense part of the book and still turning pages. I was reading chapters more than I had planned and needing tape or some other object to keep my eyelids open. I was soooo tired but couldn't stop reading. I will admit it took a little while for me to get into the book, but once I hit page 160 I couldn't stop. My sister-in-law, Kendall, who was great with child when she read it, couldn't sleep at nights (Like a week before she had Kailyn). She finished it in one day and then a few days later bought the sequel and finished that in one day! It really is an awesome book! It costs like $7 or $8 dollars at Deseret Book or I am guessing any other book store and it is in the young adults section. You really need to read this book. And a little tip that my Aunts gave me - don't read the back of the book because it will give it away, at least until you are about half way through. You should also check out her website: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight.html
I am slightly obsessed with this whole story now and am so excited to read the sequel. I really hope she writes a lot more. Supposedly there is a movie in the works. I realize I sound like a dork, but that is the best part of this. I haven't been this excited about a book in a long time! So go read it! Did I say that enough? Happy Reading!


Have you ever?

Last night I got to thinking about all the things I want to do with my life . . . there are way too many. I just want to do so much and no matter how I cram, I cannot seem to get it all in. But I do a pretty good job. Anyway, when I saw this extremely long list of possible things to do in life I thought it might be fun to do! So here goes:

Have you ever?
The ones in blue are the ones I have done. . .
01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards) . . . though I'm not sure what huge means.

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run (does it count if it was for young women's? I think so)
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe.
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love . . . almost
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs. . . um, are you kidding me? OF COURSE
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married. . . twice
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced. . . only once, thankfully
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking

103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived (survived an almost accident that was a miracle we were all unharmed)
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone (if my little toe counts!)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild ... 1
18. Ridden a horse ...
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours ... with the help of medication 123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach (not by choice)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (sort of)

143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident ... just a little fender bender
150. Saved someone’s life

68 out of 150. . . not bad. There are so many more things to do! Wow! I have a lot to do before I die. . .

Kind of corny but still fun!


Auntie Becky ;)

Cute! ;)

Landon gave her a kiss, then just grinned! He loves his new little sis!

Happy Fathers Day soon!! Two Kids!!

Kendall and her two kids!!! Precious!

Kailyn Glauser is here! She was 9lbs. 2 oz. 21" long!! She is so beautiful and such a sweetheart! I am having so much fun being an aunt!


TV on DVD . . .

So my roommate has all of the seasons of Sex and the City. There are 6 apparently. I haven't ever really watched it, except for the random re-runs that are sometimes on TBS. So one night, a few weeks ago, I innocently popped in the first DVD of season 1 and pretty much didn't stop watching. I just finished season 2 last night. I watched like 6 episodes in a row! There are so many more constructive things I could do with my time, but they are so good! The best part is, my bro, Scott will even get sucked into them sometimes, you know how that goes. First, you're standing behind the couch, then your sitting on the arm of the couch and next thing you know you are fully sitting on the couch cuddled up with a blanket! :) So good! But, I still haven't determined whether TV on DVD is a good thing or not. On the one hand I can watch it whenever I want and on the other hand I can waste my entire night watching! AAAHH! Pretty crazy, but I'll probably keep watching. I've done the same thing with Alias, 24, Friends and the 1st season of Greys Anatomy!!! I think I love TV on DVD! I just need to control myself! ;)


Camping in Big Sur, CA

May 24-27, 2007
Wow! So beautiful!

My family got invited to go camping with our cousins, the Neffs and the LeBarons, at Big Sur on the coast of California (in between LA and San Fran). So we decided to do it. It was worth the 12-hour drive with the family all stuffed into our big truck! (Can you imagine how much fun we had! It wasn't too bad, but Michael was in the back for most of the time. :) kiddin')

So here are some fun pics of our adventures. We also drove up PCH1 and visited the cute city of Monterey. We found sea glass on the beach and did the 17-mile drive through Pebble Beach! Nice golf courses and way nice houses! Monterey is such cute city with fun old houses and a cool little downtown. I have heard the aquarium is cool, too, but we didn't go. We did see a bunch of elephant seals on the beach, like hundreds, just off the highway on our way home. So that was fun!

Me and Sara at the Falls in the Big Sur Campground, on our little day hike!

Deflating the Tent! Me and Mom!

My awesome thermals!! Long Crotch! It was way colder than I thought it would be!! :)

Sculpting the Greazzzze in Scott's hair at Pfeiffer Beach!

Look at the size of that boys head sticking out of that tent!! It's huge!! Kiddin' Jeff!! Hi!

Pfeiffer Beach!!! Cool! Reminded us of Goonies!

Redwood Tree Hugger!!!

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