Last night we went to see the movie Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. It was a feel good movie, had a great message, and entertained you along the way! Morgan Freeman narrated the movie and gosh I love his voice!!! Jack was hilarious and raw as usual. The two were a great pair! But the movie got me thinking, do I have a bucket list? Do I have a list of things I want to do before I die? I don't know. I think....I assume, like most people, that I will live a long and healthy life so I don't necessarily think about accomplishing things with too much urgency, I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not. I am happy with my accomplishments so far in my life. I graduated from high school, college and graduate school. I'm happily married, own real-estate, have a great job and have done a little bit of travelling. Next on my list I obviously want to have kids, live comfortably and make memories with my family. I am not a dare-devil so sky-diving and bunji jumping are NOT on my list. I would love to go to Egypt some day to see the pyramids. I also think it would be cool to see the Mayan Ruins. Basically I want to continue to travel and see the world. I want to be a good mom and a good wife and feel like I've positively contributed to society. For now that is my generic list:)
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Thanks Nikkel for Tagging Me. Ok, this tag is about 6 quirky things about me, so here we go!
Ok, so I don't know why but it was hard for me to come up with my quirks. It would probably be easier if someone else told me what they are:) Some of these were kind of a stretch but it was all I could come up with. So Tag you are it to Hilarry, Jilynn and Kami.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
A couple months ago our friends had a Transformer Party to commemorate the day the movie was released to DVD. Here are some fun pics from that night!
Monday, February 25, 2008
To be honest I could care less about who won any awards last night. The movies that usually win I most likely never see. This was especially true for last night's award winners. I was pulling for Enchanted to win for Best Song:) With 3 of the 5 nominations coming from the movie I thought it was a done deal....sadly no. So why watch the Oscars you ask.....the gowns of course!!!! My top picks were: The Flawless Heidi Klum...loved the pink earrings by the way, The Gorgeous Jennifer Garner.....absolutely stunning, and The Fabulous Katherine Heigl!
Ryan Seacrest hosted the pre-show and of course did a great job! He is so funny! I love how quick-witted he is! The Gary Busey moment was classic! But as much as I love Ryan I HATED his suit. The brown and black did not work for me. However Giuliana Rancic looked divine!! I couldn't find a picture of her dress but it was lavender and absolutely perfect!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
So this portion of American Idol is not my favorite. I love the auditions and Hollywood week and I love the top 12 singing on the big stage and the Ford commercials they do. So now we just have to make it through the top 24 being whittled down. I was quite pleased with who America voted off last week!!! So far my favorite guys are:
Friday, February 22, 2008
Well, last week my Grandmother Lewis passed away. She lived a memorable life and went peacefully. I was fornuate to be able to take some time to go to Florida and be there for the Memorial Service! Despite the circumstances it was great to see everyone and wonderful to be able to spend some unexpected time with my family! It was nice to re-connect with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins that I haven't seen in years. We did a lot of eating, cleaning and shopping!!! I even was able to find 2 pairs of shoes to take to Italy! My brother and sister also convinced us to go to Busch Gardens on President's Day! That brought back some memories as I haven't been there since I was a kid! They actually have some pretty fun roller coasters there! Amazingly the crowds were light so the lines were quick for the rides!!!! While I was there I tried very hard to convince my family they need to visit AND/OR move to AZ!! Now I just have to find my Dad a high paying job!!! He is highly qualified so if you know about something great...let me know:)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Next month Joe and I will celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary!!! Every year we try to go on a fun trip to celebrate. We both love to travel! Our honeymoon was spent in Brazil, 1st anniversary in Costa Rica, 2nd anniversary in the Florida Keys, 3rd anniversary on a Mexican Riviera Cruise, and our 4th anniversary we have decided to spend in......ITALY!!!!!!!!!!!
I have always wanted to travel through Europe! My Dad went when I was a kid and I was so facinated by all the gifts he brought back for me. I loved hearing all his stories about the amazing places he visited. In school some of my favorite classes were History and Humanities. I can't wait to experience such beautiful landmarks 1st hand. Joe has also traveled throughout Europe before we met but he didn't make it to Italy so this will be a first for both of us!. Since Joe and I have been married we always talk about going to Europe but then we never do. We only have so much vacation time each year and it always gets used up on other trips. This year we are going to eat up the rest of our vacation time until September but I think it will be well worth the sacrifice! I feel bad that we haven't been able to spend as much time with my family this year but hopefully they can come visit us in AZ!!!!!
In addition to Italy we are going to stop in Florida on our way! Every year my Dad's side of the family tries to meet in Florida for a family vacation. Joe and I haven't always been able to make it so this year we are so excited that we are going!! We will fly in and out of Florida for our Italy trip. We can't wait to see everyone!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Since we are moving soon we were asked to give talks today in church. When the bishopric asked Joe last week he said "sure" and suggested that Chris be the "youth" speaker:) So the three of us spoke today on prophets. The last time Joe and I spoke was when we moved out of our last ward about a year and a half ago. I love our church website LDS.org!!! There are such great resources available so it made it very easy to prepare our talks!
I am so grateful to have a living prophet on the earth today. Often people ask me what makes our church different from others. I always explain that we believe in modern day revelation and that the word of the Lord didn't end with the scriptures. I feel so much gratitude to live in a time where we have a prophet of the Lord who guides and directs us.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
We have a slight camera problem. Before we got married we bought a very nice camera. Joe bought all the special lenses for wide angle, indoor/outdoor, etc. It takes beautiful pictures but it is pretty bulky. About 3 years ago I bought Joe a smaller digital camera for his birthday. It was a Sony Cybershot with a touch screen that he had been wanting. This was great UNTIL Joe smashed it when he was shutting the back door of his friends jeep:( When I bought the camera I purchased an extended warranty but evidently it doesn't cover that kind of damage:( So now we are stuck with lugging our bulky camera around or taking pics on Joe's Blackberry Pearl phone. When we went to Utah we didn't take our camera so I am trying to collect them from everyone else that went with us!
Joe and Gabriel on the Gondola at The Canyons
Alvin and Jessica