Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Making the Best of Worst Case Scenario’s!!!!

(ok i have to add this little note before i post!!! not all the videos are up which is a major bummer and why it has taken me so long to post! but I'm so sorry because you are all missing out. anyways if you know how to attach longer videos let me know! other wise enjoy my favorite sisters in the gospel who i love very much!)

I don't know how I will possible make it through going to college leaving my amazing family ward that I've grown up with and love dearly! Just so every one can see what I'm leaving behind here are parts of the skit from last nights relief society enrichment back yard picnic. Our theme was making the the best of worst case scenarios! please sit back relax and enjoy the show and my wonderful sisters in the gospel!

Our activity was based off and fallowed the program out lined in...“The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook”.

There are many excellent tips in this handbook – for example:

How to survive awkward elevator silence, how to repair a dropped cake, how to escape from the trunk of a car, how to remove a fishhook from flesh, how to deal with a screaming baby on an airplane, how to deal with a nightmare coworker, how to free a candy bar stuck in the lunch room machine, how to re purpose a fruitcake, etc. We picked out 5 of many scenarios to act out and recreate for the purpose of teaching and enlightening each other and then to tie it back to a spiritual foundation! After each skit getting taught by women with much knowledge on the subject to help guide us all in right direction.

“How to Fall down a flight of stairs correctly”: Financial ups and downs! Staring Carlee Miller

“How to Penetrate a Crowd to Get the Last Item on the Shelf: Be prepared with
collecting and having a good food storage! Staring Danica McDonald

“How to Fit into Clothing that is Too Tight”: Rotating 72 hour kits and keeping them up to date! Staring Cathy Emmelkamp and Sarah Twiss

These next two scenarios are exactly what they are! Things that we need to know at some point in life that come in handy on there own! :)

"How to survive Baby-Gear Overload": Staring Janelle Weston

“How to Survive Empty Nest Syndrome” and “How to Prevent Reentry”:
Staring Tina Taylor and Janice Ottley

It was a fun night! one that will be remembered by me and all the other women in the ward! we are so lucky to have such an amazing gospel and leaders to guide us today with current revelation! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one and only true church for me!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

18th Birthday!!!!

For my 18th birthday we headed up to Shanda and Chads and Danyelle and Jared came down and we went out to my favorite place: Olive Garden! It was alot of fun to just have everyone in the family together. One very special thing was that i was the brithday girl which meant i got to sit next to my sweet niece Payton and we had a wonderful time next to each other!
A few family pictures:

Payton and her Noodles!!! She is a blast to have around! great entertainment for sure!
Playing with phones at the dinner table! both of our backgrounds are of her so she likes to look at them!
From Shanda Chad and Payton got me a precordinated outfit for me! She really knows me! A shirt and bag that match to go with jeans for an outing at school! Payton has the shirt to show everyone while i check out the bag! How fun!!!
My sister Danyelle made me a door sign for my room at school. Little tack board on it that has a picture of us being silly sisters. Note pad and pens hanging from it. My name, cute paint job and the sisterly love it was made with!
Payton helping me open my present from mom and dad! A crock Pot for college! very exciting!
"Granny Papa come in my tent!!! It fun!!!"
In they went!
All of us in the tent! Granny said it smelt like toe jam!
Before Cake Payton insisted the Danyelle Jared and I join her for a tea party! "need suga, mmmm, more tea? here! You drink...need more? oh, toast! POP toast done her Jaren (Jared) you need butter!" I must say i have never been to such an exciting tea party before! Great host!Chad giving me 18 smacks on my back end and a pinch to grow an inch!!! That wind up is real he was really having a good time of this.
Payton after seeing her daddy give auntie spanks she decided she should get to as well. She would do a couple and look at everyone and see if it was ok then being cheered on by my loving family that she still had 15 more 11 more 6more and a pinch for an inch! lets just say ill be growing more than an inch with the number of pinches she gave me!
Payton helping me put candles on the cake!

A little birthday video...Payton has been asking me every time we talk the last few weeks if she could help me blow out the candles and of course i said yes! well, she stole my candle blowing thunder! But i suppose it was alright because i had a buddy for eating the cake and we had a fun messy time!

Friday, August 7, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance!!!!

So You Think You Can Dance is my new favorite TV show. This is the First Season I have watched it and I'm a huge new fan. I had an eye for Miss. Jeanine! I loved her style and personality and I thought she was amazing...I wanted her to win and be Americas favorite dancer! Last night in the finally I was nervous as could be whenever some one got out. Kayla 4th Evan 3rd Brandon 2nd and Jeanine as the winner! I was so excited I still am! My mom who was watching with me got to hear the the Carlee version of Mary Murphys scary scream! It was a blast of season and a wonderful finally. I cant wait for the fall season to begin! :)Look how happy she is!!!!