P.S. I think she looks hilarious in the second picture ;)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
As a result of being bored yesterday, I decided to fix up a video that I had taken in April of the missionaries burning their clothes. It probably wasn't the wisest idea to make a fire pit on our concrete slab...we got in trouble for this later from our land lord.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Since today was my last day of classes (HOORAY!), I've decided to start up a few projects.
First of all, I want to read books, not textbooks or journal articles, but REAL books. I borrowed a stack from my mom went I went to visit my parents this weekend and I hope to get
a large chunk of them read. Hopefully this will include the 7th Harry Potter since I barely remembered anything from it when I went to see the movie.
Second, I want to make something winter chic...like a hat or a scarf or something. I can either knit or crochet it, the trick is just finding a pattern that I can understand. I usually like to do something while I'm watching movies or tv so I could multi-task and watch all my Christmas movies in the process! Yay!
By the way, if anyone has some patterns that I could use, it would be greatly appreciated. ;)
Third, I want to do nothing. This sounds opposite to everything I just wrote but while I'm not studying or doing homework, I just want to chill and collect my inner Zen. Ahhhhhhh. Can't wait.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Do you ever find a movie that just makes you smile?
I found this movie at HMV on the weekend and I've forgotten how much I love it! My parents have it and I can't remember the last time I watched it so I decided it was probably due time to watch it again. I know it's pretty old and most people won't be familiar with it but if you ever get a chance, it's a must see.
It's a happy day today, folks! :)
What movie makes you happy?
Monday, November 22, 2010
Love ya, sis!!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Today was a good day...
Jared and I were invited to go tobogganing on a sweet hill near the Foothills Hospital. It was a fun time besides my numb fingers and toes. Near the end, we had 6 people pile onto a tube and we went zooming down the hill...literally!! We had three people lie across the tube then two more lie across them and then one more on top. What a ride...
After the tobogganing, we went to Tubby Dog to "fight" down some delicious hot dogs. I got the A-bomb which is ketchup, mustard, nacho cheese and crunched up potatoe chips piled high! Jared made his own adventurous hot dog...the "suicide dog". He had jalapeno and banana peppers, Frank's hot sauce, and wasabi. Pretty much the hottest hot dog money can buy and somehow he enjoyed it. Our friend Jeff got one wrapped in bacon, deepfried, with ham, ketchup, mustard and a fried egg on top. BUT the best hot dog that they make, in my opinion, is the Cap'ns Dog. This consists of peanut butter, jelly, and Cap'n Crunch cereal. Delish!
Now I will finish the evening by uploading more of my wedding photos, Huzzah!
P.S. I'm conducting the singing for the primary presentation tomorrow. Wish me and my little chillin's (below) good luck!!
P.P.S. Jared just made a blog. Go visit it at http://www.amonkeyinabarrel.blogspot.com/
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Lately Jared and I have been watching Seinfeld whenever it's on TV. I used to watch it all the time when I got home from school in highschool and it never gets old!! Here are some of my favorite quotes....
"A festivus for the rest of us!"--Frank Costanza
"She had man hands..."--Jerry Seinfeld
"These pretzels are making my thirsty!" Kramer
"Yada yada yada.." Elaine Benes
George: "You have no idea of the magnitude of this thing. If she is allowed to infiltrate this world then George Costanza as you know him ceases to exist. You see, right now I have Relationship George. But there is also Independent George. That's the George you know, the George you grew up with... Movie George, Coffee Shop George, Liar George, Bawdy George."
Jerry: "I love that George."
George: "Me too, and he's dying. If Relationship George walks through this door, he will kill Independent George. A George divided against itself cannot stand!"
Saturday, November 13, 2010
This morning, Jared and I had an interesting argument...
We were talking about Jonathan and Amanda's little boy, Trenton, and how he's such a cute little ginger and about Jared's friend, Jeff, who is also a ginger. Then Jared happened to mention that there is such a thing as "Kick a Ginger Day". I tried my hardest to make him promise that if we had a ginger in the future somehow, that he wouldn't kick him/her. He wouldn't do it...even after I nearly choked him. Oh well...boys will be boys...
Oh, P.S. Jared said that if it was a ginger girl, he wouldn't kick her....a likely story.
GINGERS HAVE SOUL!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I can't believe I am going to be a married woman on saturday! It's sooo close I can almost taste it! It hasn't happened yet, but I'm pretty confident it will be one of the best, if not the best day of my life.
Jared and I haven't known eachother for that long, but already, I feel like I know him so well! We have a ton of fun together as can be seen by this awesome 80's photoshoot pic. Nothing but class, folks.
I took him to one of our family reunions a couple weeks ago (I know, people have told me I'm crazy for taking him to a family reunion before we're actually married. It gives him a chance to run away ;) ) and not surprisingly, he fits in pretty well. Welcome to the crazy family, Jared!
Monday, July 12, 2010
1 day until I visit Drumheller and my friends there.
3 days until I go to Calgary and hang out with Jared for a couple days.
11 days until the Olsen family reunion starts and we go camping.
17 days until I go to the temple!
18 days until the Nan Olsen family reunion starts.
25 days until my Bachelorette party in Calgary.
40 DAYS until I get MARRIED!!!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Is June 21st really going to be the first day of SUMMER? I sure hope so! Weather in Calgary has been horrible...except for last weekend when it was incredibly nice out!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
- She always goes out of her way to do something for somebody else.
- She always comes up with fun crafts to do (like making earrings or watches).
- She's open and a good person to talk to.
- She loves her kids and her grandkids like no other!
- She doesn't judge.
- She will always find something to do with you when you're bored.
- She makes buns and other delicious things.
- She knows all the alcohol questions when we play Trivial Pursuit ( just kidding! ;)...but seriously haha)
- She always has books if you're ever in need of a good read. She loves to read!
- She notices the simple things in life.
- She has a great laugh.
- She is making my bridesmaid dresses and all of my invitations for my wedding in August. Could I ask for a better mom?
- SHE IS MY MOM!
Just wanted to let you know, I love you, mom!
Steph (your baby)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!!!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
THE WEDDING SINGER
My roommate, Tamara, has a best friend that is getting married next month so she decided to do a little diddy for her friend at the reception. She wanted to re-write the lyrics of a song and then serenade the happy couple on the guitar. We were talking about it the other day, and we came up with the idea of "Grow Old With You" from "The Wedding Singer." Such a good movie and such a good song! After not very long, I added a couple more verses to the song and fixed up the verse where it says "So, let me do the dishes in the kitchen sink, Put you to bed if you've had too much to drink,"...not exactly appropriate for an LDS wedding...and Tam figured out some of the tabs to the song on her guitar. It's going to be so fun and I can't wait to hear her perform it! She'll do fantastic!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
It's interesting, patience.
We just had a lesson on patience in Relief Society on sunday about how we need to be patient and how it doesn't come all at once, yet we need to continue to develop patience everyday.
WELL RIGHT NOW, I AM NOT VERY PATIENT!
I just wish a certain "something" would happen so that I could go public and announce it and not be all secretive...
Plus the event itself would just be nice.
ANYWAYS, that is all.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
But not as much as you, you see...
But I still love technology,
Always and Forever!
Haha I just realized I could blog from my phone. How convenient! Maybe this means I will blog more! Ahh...the joys of technology.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
So needless to say, I have a lot of catching up to do...I probably won't catch all of it, but I'll do my best!
A new semester of school in my nursing program! I basically spent the month just getting back into the swing of things with new courses, one of them being a clinical course where I was placed in the Rockyview Hospital on Mondays...from 6:30am-2:30pm! SO EARLY! It's been a great experience though, and I've had many opportunities to learn new things both in nursing, and in communicating with people in general.
February I remember being pretty fun...it's really all a blur right now! For Valentines Day, my roommates and I and some friends of a friend got together and had a Valentine's breakfast spectacular! We made pink, heart-shaped pancakes with fruit and whipped cream and had pink lemonade! I love themed things! Other than that, I can't really remember a lot of what happened...probably nothing too important.
Jam-packed full of awesomeness!
First of all, there were quite a few YSA activities that were really good this month. There was Battle of the Bands at the beginning where people would get together and create bands and then audition with a set-list of about 5 songs. If they made it, they played at the activity and the judges would decide who won. The winners go to the regional talent show in May. Also, there was One-Act-Plays which were also really good. Everyone worked really hard and there was a good turn out. There were some really funny ones.
One other thing that happened this month: I met the boy I'm going to marry.
We met in Institute (yet another reason to attend such activities) and have been dating for a month now. It may seem pretty fast to some, but it just feels like the right thing to do. I had been dating someone not very long before I started dating Jared (the boy I'm going to marry) and I could never picture myself marrying him but with Jared, it's different. I'm completely happy now!
APRIL: I'm in Utah for Conference and visiting Erin and Darrin! My parents drove up the day before I did so when I drove up with my roommates and some friends (about 10 of us in total) I met them at Erin and Darrin's and off we went to St. George to go hiking at Zion National Park and just have a good time! I'll post pictures later!