Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Street

I was driving home from work yesterday and had to take a picture of the road. I don't know why, but freshly paved, dark black roads and crisp white street lines always make me happy.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Unbeatable combination

My iPod + Jack Johnson + Wasatch Boulevard + Running + Sunset + Perfect weather = Amazing!

1 year ago today

At this moment exactly 1 year ago, Courtney and I were 1 hour and 52 minutes from landing in Honolulu. I can't believe it has been a whole year. It was such a great experience! I remember feeling such anxiety before we were landed. I didn't know what to expect. We hadn't met Kali or her Sterling (The couple we stayed with.), didn't know where we'd be staying or know what their house was like, didn't know how to get around. Everything turned out great. It was so great to get away and relax. It's just what I needed. Ashley and Karli came out a couple weeks later and stayed the last 2 weeks. It was so much fun to be there with them!

We stayed on the North Shore of Oahu. We stayed just a few miles East of Laie in a city called Hau'ula. The house was right across the street from the ocean! It was incredible! I miss it and want to go back! I miss my super blond, long out of control hair and tan skin. I miss the humid air that smells like flowers and salt water. I keep thinking about things I can do to get me to move back, but for longer than a month. It's such a different lifestyle over there. There just seems to be less stress! I hope I can go back soon. I'm so jealous of Courtney... she leaves in a week and a half to go be an EFY counselor at BYU Hawaii. Have a blast Court!
Be sure to:

* Get a shave ice from Matsumoto
* Say hello to my FAVORITE city (Hale'iwa)
* Jump off the rock at Waimea Beach
* Ride "The Bus" and enjoy the "BING! Kamehameha and..."
* Say hi to Kali Sterling and Sheldon
* Swim in Waimea Falls
* Get a nice tan
* Go to Pipeline
* Eat french toast at Hukilau Cafe
* Watch the sunset on Sunset Beach
* Eat some fresh pineapple
* Have a kanak attack
* Surf

And everything else I forgot to mention!

Here are a few pictures from our trip, and you can revisit our journey <---- HERE!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Millcreek Canyon run

Today when I left from work, I stepped outside and the weather was amazing. I decided it was a great night for a run. I have really been slacking when it comes to working out and I decided it's time to get back into the swing of things. I headed home and threw on some running clothes, slid on my shoes, stretched for a good five minutes. You always want to be sure to stretch before working out! Ok... I stretched for like 26 seconds. But it was better than nothing. OK! I realize that 26 seconds of stretching is like doing nothing. Anyway, I headed to Millcreek Canyon. (Avoiding I-80 of course) It's such a MESS right now! Every road around my house is under construction. I swear, all of the freeway entrances and exits open and close so often I never know what exit I can take to get home! I headed East up 3900 S. to Wasatch and proceeded up Millcreek Canyon. I was just going to park my car at the bottom of the canyon and run up so I didn't have to pay, but there were too many cars off the side of the road so I just went up. I parked a little below Log Haven and ran up the canyon. I saw people cooking their dinners and roasting marshmallows over their fires. It really made me want to go camping! It's beautiful up there! Perfect place to go running because the temperature is cooler and you've got great scenery! The mountains, the trees, the stream flowing right next to you... It was perfect.

Monday, June 16, 2008


I have been waiting for news about the iPhone moving to other carriers, but unfortunately I haven't heard a for sure thing. They have an exclusive contract with AT&T for 2 years but there have been rumors that they will branch out to other networks sometime this year. I'm with Verizon and have not been wanting to switch over to AT&T but I don't think I can wait any longer! I've been wanting it since they announced it back in January or February of '07. So I think when the new model comes out next month I'll make the switch!

A perfect Summer night

Last night fits into the category of the perfect Summer night. It started off with a delicious dinner. Nothing says Summer more than a BBQ. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken. My favorite! Served with chips, pasta salad, and watermelon. The only thing you could add would be corn on the cob. (Which I cannot wait for!) I was so excited that the weather is finally nice enough to be able to eat outside on the patio. It was so nice! The leaves are out, the grass is green, the stream was running. It was great. After Dinner we brought blankets out to lay on the grass. It was so nice I fell asleep. The sound of the running water really helps you to fall asleep!

The night ended with a walk through the neighborhood. Everyone went (including Roxy) but Courtney because she wasn't feeling good. She was passed out on the couch. (Feel better Court!) Roxy was so excited to be out on a walk, but not very happy about being on a leash. She kept pulling whoever was walking her. She would make funny grunting noises because her leash was choking her, but she didn't mind. Robyn's new favorite thing is Roxy on a leash! Ha ha.

The weather was perfect. It was nice and warm. We got up to the top part of the neighborhood and decided to go on this trail that leads up to the shoreline trail. We walked by a few nice houses and admired the yards, and the views. We live in such a beautiful state! We walked up the trail for a bit and watched the sunset. The sun was so red! (You can't even tell in the picture.) There was smoke in the valley so it made the sunset really bright! I loved it. You know how much I love sunsets. They are one of my favorite things! It was the perfect ending to a great Sunday night. It really got me excited for Summer. Hiking, great weather, barbecues, being outdoors... Can't wait!

Friday, June 13, 2008

We have winner!

Congratulations to Courtney for being the Winner! You rule all! Loved the video. Also, congratulations to Holly for being the runner-up! Nice!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


We have a tie! The voting was supposed to go until 11:59 P.M. but I made it end at 11:59 A.M. by mistake so I hope everyone got their votes in!

It's down to The Waldo Ultimatum, and the '80's Fabric Commercial. A new poll has been created and now you have 1 vote. Voting will end Friday night at Midnight. Good luck to both finalists!

- The Waldo Ultimatum

- '80's Fabric Commercial

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Youtube Video Contest #3

Video #1 - Mad Mini Horse

Video #2 - The Waldo Ultimatum

Video #3 - Ghost Ridin' Grandma

Video #4 - Karl Malone Provolone

Video #5 - Kick His Ass

Video #6 - Cotton Ball Phobia (embedded video not available so click link!)

Video #7 - Irish Drinking Game

Video #8 - WNBA Live 2008

Video #9 - '80's Fabric Commercial

Today in St. George

Today included:

* Waking up at 11:30 A.M.
* Hot weather.
* Sun.

* Maui Babe.

* The pool.
* More sun.
* Playing with ants in the pool. Watching them scale the wall underwater, swim, drown
and making them down syndrome. Don't ask.

* Turkey sandwiches for lunch.
* Reggae Music.
* Dinner at Basila's. (Delicious bread with oil and balsamic vinegar!)

* Night time hot tubbing.

* A meteorite falling toward earth! Weirdest thing ever!

* Making homemade popcorn and watching 50 First Dates.

Monday, June 2, 2008

YouTube Video Contest



*Browse YouTube and try to find the funniest video you can.
*When you find the video you want to submit, send the link to my email address. ( I will make a deadline for the video submissions. (JUNE 7TH)
*I will post the videos on my blog (anonymously) and then create a poll for you to vote.
*You can vote for **THREE DIFFERENT VIDEOS** and you can't vote for your own!
*In the event of a tie, all other videos will be deleted and a new poll with the finalists will be created for you to vote again until we have a winner.
*Try to make the video one that nobody has seen before.

This will be a really fun way to see new funny videos!

Again, the DEADLINE for video submissions for this contest will be SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH.
Videos will be posted on Sunday, June 8th and the voting can begin!
Voting will last for 5 days. (Ending Thursday, June 12th at 11:59 P.M.)
The winner will be announced Friday, June 13th! Good luck!
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