Thursday, October 29, 2009

My dad the rock star

I went to see Phat Daddy play up at Cisceros in Park City last Friday. Tons of fun! Normally my dad's at the back of the stage rockin' the drums, but they decided to switch it up and Perry (who usually plays guitar) played the drums, Mark (the bass player) kicked some serious butt on the guitar, and Matt (the guy in charge of the sound at Cisceros) played the bass. My dad sang lead vocals. It was AWESOME! Mark even used an empty glass as a slide. I've got a pretty talented dad, that's for sure. Here's some pics (All I had was my iPhone camera and the lighting wasn't the best, so sorry for the bad quality):

Singing with Matt
Mark playing the guitar laying down and Matt running circles around him.
Using and empty glass as a slide (Matt trying to drink whatever was left in the cup)
Bringin' down the house!

If you wanna come see them live, check out their website at

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

NieNie on Oprah

A few of you might remember awhile back when I wrote about my favorite blog ever (sorry to all you other bloggers, but there really is no contest...). You might have heard of it; it's called NieNie dialogues. Well she was on Oprah today. You can read about it here:
Seriously, I know this sounds kind of stalkerish, but I love this girl! She has such a passion for life and love for her family and the gospel. What an inspiration! My favorite posts of hers are the ones she writes about her husband. She'll talk about how she'll be watching him water the lawn or something and fall completely in love with him all over again. I suppose after surviving a plane crash together, you cherish each other a lot more. I pulled this picture from her blog:

Do you not just love them? Anyway, if you haven't read it, go check it out. I promise you'll be glad you did.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Ian! (2009 edition)

Well, here we are again, one year later celebrating my favorite person in the whole world's birthday. I just wanted to tell you all, again, how extremely grateful I am to have such an amazing person in my life. I know everyone says that, but it's really true. I had to laugh the other day as I was going through my old high school notebooks. I found a page where I had described, in perfect detail, my ideal guy. Aside from the fact that this fantasy person had brown curly hair and a British accent (Yes, I really did write that), I described Ian pretty much to a T. So much of what I am today comes from what he's taught me. He's like no one I've ever met before. He has a passion for life that I haven't seen in many other people. He's taught me so much about faith, forgiveness, trust, expression, confidence and happiness. There's definitely more to that list, I just can't think of any more at 11:30 at night. I remember while he was still in the MTC, I wrote him a letter and mentioned that I was struggling big time with Biology. His advice in his reply letter was, "Before you study, say a prayer and read a chapter in the Book of Mormon. Things will be more clear with the help of the spirit." It was such a simple thing, but it made a huge difference. He's helped me put a lot of things like that in perspective and kept me from completely losing it on quite a few occasions. He really does make me want to be the best version of myself, and not only that but makes me believe it's possible. Happy Birthday babe. I'm glad we get to celebrate you being in the world because my life would be a whole lot different (and SO not as wonderful) without you. Love you!

PS I just had to show you all this. The parted hair is pretty much my favorite thing right now. Love it!