Thursday, December 31, 2009

Once in a blue moon!

I took this picture of the "blue moon" tonight.
The last time a blue moon coincided with New Year's Eve
was in 1990. I hope you enjoyed it while it lasted because
the next opportunity won't come until 2028!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Music highlights of 2009

What a great year for music! I've highlighted
just a few of my favorite songs from 2009.

Favorite album award goes to Imogen Heap. Brilliant!

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Matt & Kim - Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare

The Fray - You Found Me

Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You

Miss Li - Bourgeois Shangri-La

Mat Kearney - Closer To Love

Regina Spektor - Dance Anthem of the 80's

Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

Daughtry - Tennessee Line

Owl City - If My Heart Was a House

Imogen Heap - Wait It Out

Imogen Heap - Bad Body Double

Colbie Caillat - Fallin' For You

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

John Mayer - All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye

Lady Gaga - Speechless

Shakira - Gypsy

Shakira - Give It Up To Me

Carrie Underwood - Quitter

Carrie Underwood - Mama's Song

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Happy FIRST Birthday, Navi!

Where has time gone? November 6th, 2008, one year ago today, my
beautiful Niece was born! It's been such an awesome first year with my
first Niece. She's happy, healthy, and AMAZING! It's been so great
having her in my life. I can't get enough of her. I'm SO sad I couldn't
be in Utah to celebrate with her today.

Navi, Happy Birthday. I hope you realize how much
your Uncle Tanner loves and cares about you!
You're so special to me. You've made everyone that knows
you a happier person. I'm sad I can't be with you today to
give you lots of kisses. But I'm sure your Mom will
do it for me and tell you that I love you!
I miss you, Navi baby! Happy first Birthday!

Uncle Tanner


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Firework insanity!

My favorite holiday is the 4th of July. Why? Because it takes place in the Summer, barbecues, watermelon, corn on the cob, and FIREWORKS! I love fireworks. The website that had this video had a comment about the fireworks in Valencia that I thought was hilarious... "You know how when you see a kid who can yo-yo really well? You kind of feel awed by him… his yo-yo’ing is sweet, it requires a lot of skill, and it’s something you don’t see every day. Still, you can’t shake the feeling that the kid is a freak. A weirdo. It’s simultaneous appreciation and alienation. That’s how I feel about Valencia and its obsession with fireworks."
When I came across this video I decided it's time to plan my trip to Valencia to witness this.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall has arrived... and Winter is coming!

See that? Look closer...


There! An autumn leaf!

Okay, that's just a dead leaf. But here's how I know
Fall has arrived and Winter is coming...

The weather has been amazing so far but rain is in the forecast.

Oh well. I'd much rather have to deal with this...

than this...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My new blog header... Hanalei Bay. Just minutes from my new home on Kauai.

Friday, August 28, 2009


In less than 2 weeks, I will be living on Kauai! I decided I needed a change, and to get out of Utah. Nothing against Utah... I love it here. But experiencing life outside of the bubble is definitely a must. I've always wanted to live in Hawaii and figured this is the time. Sorry, Mom. I know you are the only one who doesn't want me to go... but it will be very good for me. I'm hoping it's going to be my time to grow, and focus on ME. I quit my job about 2 weeks ago, (best thing I've ever done) and am going to work in Kauai. There's a job offer that I'm considering right now. It's doing reservation sales for vacation condo rentals. The same condos I stayed in on my vacation back in July. They are really nice! When I get to Kauai, I'm meeting with the lady I would be working for to see if it's a good fit for me. I'm really excited, but really nervous at the same time.

Just to give you an idea of the scenery I'll be seeing everyday, I've posted a bunch of pictures. Just be sure to remember the cold weather that's heading to Utah... that makes the pictures even better. :)

Na Pali Coast

Bird's eye view of the Na Pali Coast

How amazing is this?

Seriously??? Wow.
Another shot of the Na Pali Coast. Amazing!

So I will be living in a city called Princeville on the North shore of Kauai.

That red marker on the far right is the area I'll live.

I drove down to California earlier this week and shipped my car off!
I had a little panic attack. There was no turning back.
What a huge decision. It all came together so fast! It's a huge change,
but I know it will be such a fun experience.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Attention family... good news!

I decided that we're all going to take a trip together.


I'm serious about this. Start saving now because I want everyone
in the family to go! Fall 2010. You have plenty of time to save.

Let's GO! All those in favor say "I".

We'll keep in touch, and thank you for your time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Partly Cloudy

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the
storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere,
where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life.

If you haven't seen Partly Cloudy, Pixar's new short that's shown before their new movie UP, you need to. It's genius, and hilarious. Their digital shorts are nothing short of amazing. If you aren't able to see UP for a while then I suggest buying Partly Cloudy on iTunes for $1.99. (If you like their other digital shorts, then I'm sure you'll love this one.) I thought it was very creative and very well done. Academy Award for best animated short film... I think it's coming.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm in!

26.2 miles here I come!
Now I actually have to start training!
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