Monday, December 28, 2009


This year my Christmas was absolutely perfect...
I love spending time with my family!
We always have so much fun together..
I love this lady!!!!! I think it's a fact that I have the coolest grandma around...
She is beautiful!

I got to hang with my cousins on Christmas too...
Miss Sarah is one of my favorites!

Here are a few pics from Christmas morning..

These last few pics are some friends... Michelle and I bought mens pants for 10 cents... We couldn't pass up a deal like that and we knew who would love them... We also "borrowed" a few things from their apartment to give them as well..

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Good Friends and Car Talks..

Tonight I was able to have a good talk with a very good friend...
I love good talks like that..
You know the ones that make it seem as though you walk away a better person..
Thats really how tonights discussion was..
I am truly blessed in my life...
I have amazing people in my life..
I am grateful for the gospel and how it makes me better..
I am happy because of the truths I know and live..
I am so grateful for my family..
They are wonderful!
I am so blessed by my friends..
You know who you are...
I am so thankful for you!
Tonight made me think of a lot of things...
Good things...
It made me want to be more like Christ.. My Savior and friend
I love this time of year when everyone seems to focus on Him more..
It made me excited to be motivated...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Here is m,y last "thankful for" entry!
It has been so nice thinking about all the things I am thankful for..
I blogged about some..
Many I did not...
I am so blessed! I have so many things to be thankful for!
  • The gospel
  • My Family
  • Jacie May
  • Friends
  • Temples
  • Late night adventures
  • roadtrips
  • delicious food
  • a warm house
  • aunts
  • uncles
  • cousins
  • grandparents
  • ISU
  • my job
  • my adopted family
  • make a wish
  • The Crouch Family
  • memories
  • scrapbooking club
  • my camera
  • girls nights
  • roommates-all of you
  • secrets
  • best friends
  • my branch
  • sour patch kids
  • good books
  • good movies
  • sunsets
  • sunrises
  • starry nights
  • the change in seasons
  • kids
  • the little things that make me smile
  • real sincere hugs
  • music
  • residents at Quail Ridge
  • hot chocolate on cold days
  • smiles
  • future plans
  • facebook-I love staying in touch with everyone

I am so thankful for this time of year. It is so nice to reflect on all the things I have in my life and truly be thankful for them!

I am so very blessed!

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I am so grateful for the temple..
It is such an amazing place!
This is truly a place of peace!
There is no better place to be.
I have been so blessed by attending the temple.
I am so thankful that families are eternal.
I can't wait to have one of my own.
I know that I can go here to find answers to questions that I have.
I love attending the temple..
Each one is really a place of beauty..

Monday, November 23, 2009


Aren't secret so fun!
They definitely mae life more interesting!
I love secrets!
I know a lot right now!
Secrets about...
perfect Christmas presents....
new crushes...
old crushes... haha
girls night adventures...
Do you like knowing secrets?
Grandpa Guthrie told the best secrets!
I miss those!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pandora... and mus

For those of you who dont use pandora you def need too!

I love it!

I love music and am thankful for the power it can be..

Music can uplift and teach us

It can calm us or give us energy!

Pandora has everything! I listen to it all the time, right now it is on a Christmas playlist..

What is your favorite playlist?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Inside jokes..

Is there anything better than inside jokes?
I love them!
A simple phrase that makes you giggle with a friend while everyone else looks at you thinking you are abolutely crazy!
Do you have lots of these jokes?
I do!
I know I listed a few of thes in the bff and sister blog but they are sure fun!
your names jose?
2 negatives equal a positive
ding dong
skim milk
lickable abs
There are so many more!
Everytime I get with friends we always add more to the list..

Friday, November 20, 2009

Girls nights!

Aren't girls night the best!
I am so thankful for them...
Pizza....chocolate...sour patch kids...popcorn...
chick flicks...
manicures.. pedicures...
Doesn't that sound like a perfect stress free evening?
I love time to relax and just hang out!
ps.. I am going to see New Moon in the morning.... (don't judge)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Good books.....

One of the best things is a good book...
I have a lot of favorite but here are two of my
favorite authors..
Mitch Albom is amazing. I have loved every book I have read of his
same with Nicholas Sparks, I just finished last song yesterday...
These books are a definite must read!
I am so grateful for good books to read!
What do you recommend?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I love playing the piano..
I am thankful for the lessons my mom made me take!
Playing the piano is such a stress reliever for me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I am pretty sure I have the coolest cousins ever!

Growing up with them close was the best thing ever..

We always had so much fun!

I am so thankful for them.

Even now we have a ton of fun when we get together..

We might take random trampoline pics or just talking... it might be that we are laughing at each other or reminiscing about all we used to do..

We most certainly have had a lot of fun.. Here are a few memories..

  • cookie decorating at Grandmas
  • sleepovers
  • camping
  • making up plays
  • restaurant
  • haunted houses
  • go for the gold
  • tripper machine
  • forts
  • cutting down Chritmas trees
  • swimming
  • more sleepovers...
  • scheming to have the sleepovers haha

There are many more too!

I am thankful for them and I am excited to see them all soon!

I love you guys!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good days...

I am thankful for good days...

They make days like today better...

Today has been long..... and frustrating....

Today I feel as though I can do nothing right...

Thank goodness to the good days right?

There seem to be a lot more of those =)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sneaky Chef....

These are my favorite cookbooks...
These books are full of recipes that are full of vegetables.....
Cookies with hidden spinach..
Cake with beans....
Ice cream with avocados..
You can't even taste it!
These books (there are 3) are the perfect way to add more fruit and veggie to your meals.
I have tried several and most have been so good..
Just today I made cake...
It has: white beans, applesauce, oat bran..
and the frosting has blueberry juice..
These cookbooks are a definite must!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Snowy days..

I am thankful for snowy days...
Well for now anyways, in a few months that I am sure will change...
I love drinking hot cocoa and being wrapped up in a blanket...
The snow makes everything look clean..
and perfect..
I love the big snowflakes...
They fall down so gracefully..
I love the beginning of winter..
I might not be ready for the cold but i love this time of year..

Friday, November 13, 2009

Days off..

I am thankful for days off...
It was so nice to sleep in today..
I love my job, but it is always nice to be able to get things done..

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Make a Wish..

I am so incredibly thankful for the Make-A-WIsh Foundation. I have been a volunteer for a little over three years.. I have had the oppurtunity to be apart of 11 wishes.
Each wish child has gone through more than I ever will..
Their strength is amazing.
Their will is strong.
Make-A-Wish is an amazing foundation that allows kids to forget about being sick..
Wishes are granted ... the only limit?
A child's imagination..
What would yours be?
Westons was a game room...
McKenna went on a Disney Cruise..
Cameron a Toy's-R-Us shopping spree...
Jared wanted a Mac pro computer
Alyssa got a hot tub...
Makai went to Disney world...
Kylie visited Miami...
Ashley went to Disneyworld...
Hunter went to Disneyworld...
Brittney met Selena Gomez...
Jeremy wants a basketball court..
These are 11 amazing kids...
I am so glad I have gotten to know them...
I hope to meet many more..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I love living in Idaho..
I am thankful for the change in seasons..
The views are amazing....
I could live here my whole life...
I love that most of my family is close..
I love driving 15 min and having a nice place to camp..
It is perfect here..
Small town life..
Don't you love Idaho???

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Biggest Loser...

I will admit it I am a dork... Yup I am blogging about a TV show is my list of "thankfuls"
This show is amazing..
I love how it changes people's lives for the better...
I love watching the contestants and how they gain their lives back..
I love the support that the contestants give each others..
I think our lives apply to this show.
We all have things in our life we need to change..
some type of addiction..
The contestants face food addictions..
We might face others... non visible issues..
Fear.. Doubt...
We might have other addictions..
Like the contestants we have support to
Friends... Family... Church leaders..
We can change too..
This show is much more then losing weight..
It's about learing to live again..
I am thankful for the lessons it teaches..
plus really...who wouldn't want to see Bob each week right??

Monday, November 9, 2009

Isn't this picture adorable!

I love it..

I am thankful for these grandparents..

I had so much fun with them

I think about them often and think of how lucky I was to be around them.

Everyone who knew them loved them..

Grandma was the best party thrower around....

We stayed up late.. laughed... ate lots of food...

Grandpa told the best secrets...
I am so thankful for these two wonderful people...
My life has been blessed by them...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Grandma...

It's no lie.... I have the COOLEST grandma ever...
I am so thankful for her...
I love her so much.
You wonder why she is so cool???
Well....she texts me... she goes four wheeling... sings karaoke..... she climbs on pool tables while singing karaoke....she makes the most amazing cookies... she goes white water rafting...
she loves me.... she would do anything for her family..
Lets be honest... Don't you wish she were your grandma????
I am grateful she is mine!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hey Fellas!!

I am so thankful for my guy friends.... They are always willing to help me out with whatever I need....... Any girl would be so lucky to have these
(and all you I didn't put pics of... you know who you are)
We have a lot of fun memories!
Thanks so much for that..

I am blessed to have such amazing friends!

I have so much fun with you guys...

Thanks for the example you each are!

I am truly blessed to know you all!
I am grateful for you!

Friday, November 6, 2009


I am so thankful my friends... This blog is for all you ladies!
I only posted a few pics but I am thankful for you all!
i have had so many fun times with so many of you...
Road trips..
Dance parties..
Jello Phones (pants)
Each of you have made my life better just by me knowing you!

We might be crazy sometimes...
or most of the time..

we have had a few cries and lots of laughs!

I am so glad I know you!

Thanks for all the memories! There are many more to come!

I will cherish these memories forever!

My Friends really are the best!

Why I love my friends
*Break the wrist walk away
*Da bears da bears da bears
* Jump on it
*mmmmm pie
* is that a fat joke
*BBF call me every 5 min
*Time out
*throw rocks
*awww a baby duck
*assume the position
*one two three (look)
*arrrr arrr arrr arrrr
*yes it is yes it is (low voice) yes it is...
*bosom hug
*and many more!!!!!