Friday, January 26, 2007

My quarterly update...

Ok Ok... I know, I'm not a good blogger anymore. I started out going strong and it's drastically trailed off. I keep making notes here in a "blogging draft" of things I want to write about and then about this time of night when I think actually updating it, I'm too tired. So... here it goes. :) Maybe I can TRY to put it in a nutshell. I always try to shorten it, but I tend to keep writing.

My little brother Robby has an announcement. He and his girlfriend Amanda are going to have a baby. We are so excited for them. I don't have all the scoop yet but he emailed me tonight and I need to call him tomorrow. ***update since i wrote this is that they are having a boy. they just found out last week. robby visited last night and it was good to have him here.

My friend Heather at work had her baby. It is a mixed baby, part black, and is soooo freaking adorable. Heather works with me. She is one of those friends that has become really close to me, really fast. Have you ever had one of those friendships that feel oddly inspired? It's one of those kind.

Violin Update- Wow. I'm really bad at practicing. I'm not getting through the music to quickly. My little sister Emily started violin way after me and she might even pass me up. (sigh) I need to really make it more of a priority of time if I ever expect to get any better.

Piano Update - I'm actually getting so much better at reading notes, its amazing. It's only taken me my entire life. :) Right now I'm learning a new Jim Brickman song. He is my all time favorite pianist.

My sister Holly in NM had her baby. It was a little girl. Holly and I are talking again, so that is nice to correspond again and no what is going on with eachother.

My Utah Dad (Kerry) has just gone through the temple (in January) and from what I've heard, has made it to the temple every week with my grandparents since. I am so proud of him. He has changed everything around in his life and I look up to him for that.

I was going to go on a trip to Vegas to see Jenya in January and didn't end up going because I had a new roomie move in, her name is Chauni. She is still living here, but to tell you the truth it has been a struggle since then. I also had another roommate move in at the first part of march. That is also becoming a struggle. One of them is always sick or at least thinks she is and the other one I think is lying to me a lot about her life... and about stuff that doesn't matter. I'm thinking of ways to get them out and get other ones in--- GOOD ones. Is there such a thing as good roommates?

I was working out with Angie 3 times a week and that trailed off as "life" happened. However, I have lost 20 lbs since January. Ive been really bad the last couple of weeks at working out. I went hiking with my new boyfriend, not NOT boyfriend anymore, and fell on a rock RIGHT on my tail bone. Ouch! I've been carrying a donut around with me for the most part. I feel like I should be in a retirement home.

I went to SuperCross (dirtbike racing) last weekend in Vegas with Scott, my now ex-boyfriend. We stayed at my friend Jenya's house. It was good to see her because it's been so long. We went to Hoover Dam with Jenya and Preston. I forgot my camera in the car so I still need to get pic's from from Preston's phone cam. SuperCross is awesome! The smell of the gas, the dirt, the sounds of the engines... gotta love the dirt bikes. Here's a couple of pic's we took there. Love my new SX hat? Cute, huh?

This is me and Scott in front of the SuperX track. We are whited out. :( Sad.

Speaking of dirt bikes, I actually got one about a month or two ago. My grandpa gave me one of his old ones because he was going to sell it. It is really old and I mean REALLY old. It's a Honda 126 TL 1976. It still does what it needs to do though. I love it. Next year I want to get a new one with my tax returns, but this will be good for me to learn on.

WORK--- work is going good. Our main product is a marine phytoplankton drink. We are doing an incentive trip for distributors to go to the Sea Farm in Canada next month where they farm the marine phytoplankton and I found out that I get to go. Yay! We are staying in Victoria which i hear is beautiful. Plus we're staying in the Marriott on the bay harbour, then the sea farm is in Van Couver. I'm looking forward to it.

DATING----recap of things since January...fell in love with my best guy friend and got turned down (I'm obviously giving you the extrememly short version and I'm sure Nate would appreciate that). I knew that it would go no where sadly because of where Nate was at in his life, however we have still remained close friends. Here are a couple of pic's of Nate.

Started dating so many people I didn't know what to do with myself and it seemed to be one drama after the next. One weekened I actually booked 5 dates, day dates and night dates... That was a stressful weekend.

In January I went out with my first non member with really, really low expectations of even being interested because I'm not usually interested in anyone I go out with and ended up hitting it off with him right away. Long story short, we've dated ever since til it ended up exclusive and then when reality set in, we actually just broke up tonight. Nothing bad, just don't see where it can go in the long run when our view points are so different. Kind of sucks. Here is a couple of pic's of him/us. He is a Karate Instructor and has his own dojo in Layton. The first pic is of him and one of his students. So cute! One of the things that won me over with him.

Also, I think I want to write a book about my life... but, seeing how I am so awesome at blogging it might be a pipe dream. :)

My Sister Ev... :)
Ev & Tara at Los Hermanos before her and Brad got married. I think this picture was taken in December sometime.

Fondue Party
We had a girls get together in December at my house. It was fun. We just talked, mingled, made fondue, tapioca and Christmas Bark that was egg nog flavored. Below, Mom, Me, Kiley, Emily and Samantha.

Tara & Laura

Jim Brickman Concert

Ok. I look totally chubby in this picture. Yes, I'm totally aware. But, I had to put it up cause I went to the Jim Brickman and Colin Raye concert in SLC when they came for the FM100 concert. Jim Brickman is my favorite pianist. He is awesome. I went and saw him in concert at the beginning of the year at Abravanel (sp) Hall. He is seriously amazing. And then Colin Raye is a famous country singer that I loved in high school. I went up by myself on my lunch break one day to see them at the mall they are now tearing down across the street from Temple Square. :( Then I met Nate for lunch at this pizza place on 21st south and state street in slc. If you haven't eaten there, you should. Yum! It's called, "The Rusted ..something" I can't remember now. But you should try it.

Vegas Baby!
As I was looking through my pictures, I remembered that I went to Vegas for the weekend not too long ago to visit Jenya. Too bad that I got there and got sick. We ended up watching Laguna Beach for 7 hours while I layed there sick on Saturday and ate Bubble Bread and managed to get up and get ready to eat out at The Cheesecake Factory. My Fav! It was still fun though. We used to do stuff like that everyday, but now she is oh so far away. :( (sniffle sniffle)

Mayzie and Franklin playing. Frank is all worn out with his floppy tongue hanging out. They are so fun!

Jen lives right off of Las Vegas Blvd, so everything is really close to her house. The night I got there we went out to eat at Pei Wei and then we went and saw the "Dualing Piano's". You write pretty much any song down on a piece of paper... and song you can think of, and request it with a tip attached. Then they play and sing it together. It was amazing to me that they knew all of these songs. How does someone know that many songs. They played for 4 hours rotating one guy out every hour. I was very impressed. Except for one of the piano guys was creepy and had a really creepy smile. He kept turning around and staring (and NOT inconspicuously) at Jenya. When we got up to leave he ran after us and when he figured that Jenya was married, (because she started talking about "her husband"), he turned to me... Ewww. We hurried and just left. I pretty much wouldn't make eye contact with him. Jenya hit me on the way out and thanked me for making her talk the whole time. hee hee

We tried to take pic's of us on the couch before I left to drive home. We couldn't get Franklin and Mayze to look at the camera. They wondered what the heck we were doing.

...And no, this is not my beer. Got ya though, huh? :) It was left at the table we were sitting at while watching the dualing pianos. The piano guys were giving us a hard time about not ordering any alcohol while we were there. They thought it wierd we'd come to a bar and not have any.

Some More Friends...

Nicky and Lynell. Nicky used to be my cubie buddy at Unicity. I am a regular subscriber to her Snapfish photos though and get to see her daughter grow up online. :) Isn't that what the world is coming to now? I've seen so many people on MySpace that I went to high school with that I won't even need to go to my next High School Reunion. Scary... my 10 year is coming up. Am I that old?

Lynell is also a long time buddy that I met at Unicity. Lynell lives in Boca Raton Florida now. We keep in touch via MySpace and email. She is working now for another MLM competitor, Waiora and is loving it. She is the Recognitions Manager. I almost applied for a job with them because they are going to have a warehouse in SLC, but now I'm yet at another competitor (cause thats just the way of the biz). Miss you Lyntel Bean!

Jina or as we used to call her, Tina Sin. Funniest girl you'll ever meet. Not only my friend, but my old Marketing Boss at Unicity. Now Jina is working at Neways as one of their Product Line Managers. Also, I just found out she is getting married in April and am so excited for her. Congrats Jina! Be easy on him. :)

Lyntel Bean and Carly. I am lucky enough to work with Carly again at my current job. Carly is the Director of Communication and also does the event planning. I think this pic was taken at the Unicity convention in San Diego last February 2006. This is the last event we all worked at together. I hope we can all still stay in touch. Glad that we are all still in the industry. It's a better guaranty that we'll always know what each other is up to. Sad but true. :) Gotta love MLM.
Making funny faces (except Grandma) at Sunday Dinner over at Dad's with Dad, Franklin, Robby, Brooklyn, Grandma Jackie, Grandpa Dee, Me, Kiley and Kylan

The following pictures are in addition to my Halloween post right before this one. I for some reason can't get the pictures to post if I type stuff up first. Weird...

Angie decorating the spider cupcakes that we made at my house.

How cute! Little did we know that these cute little cupcakes that we dyed black for the Halloween spirit would turn everything bright green when it came out on the other end. It must've been part of the Halloween cheer. :) Yepeee!

Feeling the satisfaction in Angie's kitchen and so content with our finished product.

Angie's pumpkin (left), My pumpkin (right)