March 20, 2013

Guess Who

Today is going to be a fantastic day!  Why?  Because it's the 20th of March.  Which is the first day of Spring... duh...  

OH and.....

Tonight we are picking this guy up from the airport!!

After two years, our family will be back together again. :]  Sheesh, only 12 more hours left to go!!

Pictures taken by Clayton Gornichec

March 15, 2013

Quote Book

I LOVE QUOTES!  I wish my walls could be covered in them.  Inspiration from another's thoughts and perspective happens every day, and I love that Pinterest helps me to discover some one else's inspiration and make it my own as well.    Did that make sense?  If not, oh well. :] It's FRIDAY!

Here are some of my recent favorite quotes...... Enjoy!

hahaha this fits in perfectly with my dumb humor

March 12, 2013

Murder Mystery Dinner

Two weekends ago Anisa and Bronzson came down specifically to visit me!  Aren't they so nice?!  ...... Alright, maybe they came down for other reasons (like celebrating Anisa's birthday) but I don't want to get caught up in semantics.  :]

To celebrate, Bronzson got together and organized a murder mystery and the rest of us put on an awesome dinner!  The whole night was a HUGE success and everyone did a fantastic job at making that happen.

So, let me introduce you to the guests of the evening:
Enrique Suave Graves:
Elizabeth's Handyman/Grounds keeper,
all around ladies man

Kathryn Lawless:
Town Librarian, best friend of Elizabeth (the deceased)

Dr. Chelsea Barren:
Elizabeth's next door neighbor, celebrity Psychiatrist
and author of murder mystery novels

Michael Nightshade:
Real Estate Agent here to buy Elizabeth's house
 and secretly Kathryn's nephew

Norman D'Adly:
Vicki's husband but also Elizabeth's previous lover
Vicki D'Adly:
Elizabeth's sister, visiting with husband (Norman) 

Moderator/brains of the whole operation!
Whoever wrote this script did a FANTASTIC job, and props to Bronzson for finding it!  Each person had quite the dirty secrets they had been hiding and interestingly intertwined relationships with one another that had us questioning every single person as the potential killer.  When it was time to guess 'who done it', Anisa and Kaylyn correctly guessed the murderer!  The rest of us.... were close!  And we all got cake so it worked out in the end.
4 points for Kay who came up with a birthday candle just in time

I am obsessed with these murder mystery dinners now and I'm trying to find a reason to do another one as soon as possible.  It was sooo much fun! Who's up to joining in on the next one?!

P.S. I love you guys, best. friends. ever.
P.P.P.S. Karlie and Jake gave THE best present.  Can't top that. :]

March 5, 2013

Reality Check

Every once and awhile I need a good wake up call.  Thankfully this one didn't have to come in the form of a terrible event happening.  Whew.  With my fantastic weekend with my best friends (post to come shortly), many prayers answered after a rough day, Austen's post HERE, Sierra's post HERE and the sun shining outside my window I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and perspective.  Know that feeling?

I'm going to share the video that Sierra posted because it had such an impact on me.  
WARNING: If you're feeling slightly emotional make sure you watch this in private... thankfully I watched it in my office and had a second to regain composure before I had to go back to work, because there were some serious waterfalls happening over here.  
 Side note: I'd like to think that if
I were to watch it under different circumstances
 I wouldn't have been such a cry baby.... hopefully.

We can never know what other people are dealing with in their lives and so this was a great reminder to me to be kind and slow to be annoyed or impatient with people.   To be grateful for what I do have.  To be grateful for my own trials because I know I couldn't deal with some things others have placed in their laps.  I'm grateful for the power each of us has inside of us to overcome any trial we are given, especially with a little help from our best friend. To be grateful for and realize the little things in life that make us TRULY happy. 

You know what, I think it's going to be a good day. :] I hope you can make yours just as great!

March 4, 2013

16 days

16 days left people!  Elder Jordan Tyler Francis comes home in 16 days!!!!  My mom sent me his flight itinerary today and it's starting to feel real!  I'm getting super excited I can hardly stand it!  His first flight takes off at 4:30 am and he doesn't get in to SLC until 8:30 pm... he's going to be exhausted haha.  The next day is his (and my dad's) birthday so who knows what we're going to do to celebrate.  So far Jordan's only request is stuffed french toast for breakfast; not a bad way to start the day. :)