Monday, September 28, 2009


This past week was pretty fun and very busy. Legally Blonde was hilarious, there were some parts and innuendos that aren't necessarily needed but some think they are! It is always fun to go to the theater. I love people watching and going to the theater is a great place to do such things. The population of Arizona is rather quite diverse state, and when you go to such places you witness that. There was a lady sitting on our row who reminded me of Edna Mode from the Incredibles, except her glasses frames her square not round and she had white hair, but everything else was about the same. Unfortunately I didn't get to hear her talk. I laughed to myself a little.

I "officially" graduated friday night and that was fun. Walking kind of helped close that chapter of my life. I am done with school for now and probably a long time. I got to meet the president of my school who I had really never heard of and I haven't taken any classes there for a year now since I was student teaching a year ago and then we sang the Alma Mater. The ceremony was nice, there were about 120 getting their Bachelors and about 100 Masters so it wasn't too horribly long and it was at a really nice Baptist church in Phoenix. The bad thing is I sat next to a guy that was a little bigger and a smoker, so I was starting to die towards the end. We then went to Culvers to get some custard. Abigail had ice cream for the first time and it was so cute. She was unsure of it at first but then she wanted more.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Random thoughts

I have had a bunch of random thoughts in my head. First off I will be back in Florida in less than a month for a much needed visit. People laugh at our family for our countdowns to disney, but it is my second home and it is time to go back for a visit. My cousin and I are going to have a blast, even though she has she might have other reasons for her trip that might be discussed at a later time.

I miss driving my red mini van soccer mom car for festivals. They were really fun to drive and I miss Stitch and Mickey, thats how we distinguished between the two. It wouldn't be bad to drive one someday.

Sadly my social life was better in Florida, I think part of that is in the ward we are all kind of forced to make friends because we don't know anyone and thats how we roll. My ward is kind of in a funk right now, I'm trying to do the best I can, but its hard.

Continuing with my social funk and longing to be back in florida I pass by the airport everyday on my way to and from work. I just want to go jump on one. Don't get me wrong I enjoy my job it is tons of fun, there is tons to explore. I think I might have like a post disney depression or something.

My nieces are super adorable and keep getting cuter and cuter and I can't wait for my nephew to arrive, only a couple more weeks.

Next week is going to be tons of fun. Me and some of my cousins are mini subscription holders for the broadway season at gammage. Thei first show is next week and we are seeing Legally Blonde. We are also going to see Phanton, Annie and Marry Poppins. I'm so excited that I have a job so that I can do fun things like that. Also next week I am officially graduating from college. I get to attend Ottawa's graduation ceremony. I missed the one back in April and they are allowing me to walk. I paid my $100 graduation fee, I'm going to walk and get my cap and gown and all the hoopla associated with it, just so that it really feels official that I did all that work!

I love watching "Toddlers and Tiaras" on TLC. The pageant moms crack me up, most of these mothers are living vicariously through their daughters. They should just have a pageant for all the old crazy ladies to live out their dreams!

I think thats enough random thoughts for the day. Enjoy!

Monday, September 7, 2009

End of Summer :(

Since Labor Day has now come and gone, and school has been in for a few weeks, summer is now over (it doesn't really feel that way outside very much). The past couple weeks have been tons of fun and very crazy! My cousin who got married and moved up to Canada and then had a baby came down to surprise her mom for her birthday. It was fun seeing her, her husband and their adorable baby. He is really cute but my niece is still the most adorable thing ever! We'll see what happens when my nephew gets here in about 5 weeks. We got together to celebrate my grandpas birthday and it was a blast to hang out with the whole Jones family.

I love 3 day weekends! It was so nice to not have to go to work today. I could have gone out of town to the cabin or Sedona, but I decided to just stay home and chill. It has been so nice to sit home and get stuff done. We cleaned off the back porch and reclaimed it from all of the spiders and who knows what else was living there. We also discovered that our neighbors peacock has made a nest in the very back of the yard. I don't that if it has eggs they would be fertilized so we will see what happens.

On saturday was the grand opening of the newly renovated Rhodes pool. The facility is gorgeous, a major improvement from what it was, it isn't going to be the lame boring pool it used to be, now that it has the flow rider. I talked my dad into riding the flow rider, I figured it would be good publicity for the Vice Mayor to ride it don't you think, especially after the little speech he gave! It was tons of fun to ride on it again because I got to go to paid training thursday night to learn how to use it so that the lifeguards can teach others how to use it. I think I'm addicted, it is so much fun. You can go boogie boarding with out getting sand everywhere!

That is pretty much all there is to my life right now. Work is still going well, it can be interesting at times but I'll survive. We'll see what adventures come my way this week!

Hopefully my dad doesn't kill me for posting these pictures, but I just had to, they are awesome!