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Friday, June 21, 2013

Question #91

Q: What instrument do you wish you could play and why?

A: Honestly, I wish I could play the instruments that I do play a lot better. I grew up playing the piano... mostly by ear and I really wish I could sight read. A couple of years ago, I decided to learn how to play the guitar... because my parents and sister all play and I think it is awesome. So I taught myself... but I wish I were better at it. I guess that is my own fault for not practicing more.

As far as instruments that I don't know how to play... I think the violin is beautiful and I would love to learn how to play that... but above that, I have ALWAYS loved and wanted to play the Harp. I think it is SO beautiful. I know they also are expensive and take up a lot of space. Maybe one day...

Question #90

Q: What's your favorite movie? Why do you like it? What's it about?

A: I like lots of different movies. I have always been a movie girl. I like different movies for different reasons. In the last 5 years though... my favorite movie has been "Hot Rod". It's a silly movie, so it seems like it shouldn't be my favorite... but it is so light hearted and makes me laugh everytime and I could watch it over and over again and it never gets old. It is also very quotable. I love to quote that movie.

It is about a guy who grew up wanting to be a stuntman because he thought his father that passed away was a stuntman. His stepfather has a bad heart and needs a transplant and he decides to do stunts in order to raise money for the heart surgery. He is not a good stuntman, but he does it... all so that he can kick his stepdads butt in a fight so he can earn his respect. Really dumb, I know... but it has a bunch of guys from SNL (Saturaday Night Live) and it is way funny.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Question #89

Q: Where do you want to go to college?

A: Back in Jr. High.. I'm not sure if I knew where I wanted to go to college. I was still worried about Jr High and High School ahead of me. Oh how quickly that time passes. I think I knew I would probably go to Santa Barbara City College because that is what everyone in my family did. It was cheap and we could still live at home and pay for school and work.

So what I actually did? I did that for two years (SBCC) and then I decided to become an advance massage therapist, so I moved to Provo and I went to a Tech school called The American Institute of Medical Dental Technology. All of the siblings and I went to SBCC, but after that, everyoen went to and graduated from a different college. Which is kind of cool that we all did our own thing and we all graduated. Me from my Tech school. Kristy graduated from BYU Utah, Lori graduated from BYU Hawaii, Jamie graduated from UCSB and Chad graduated from Utah Valley University. We are awesome. 

Question #88

Q: List all of the costumes you have worn or characters you have been for Halloween.

A: Wow! Ok... let's see if I can remember everything I have been over there years. I LOVE dressing up, so this might be hard but I will do my best. I will start from the most recent years and try and work my way backwards.

Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle)
Mary Poppins (my friend Wes was Bert)
Alphaba (wicked which from Wicked)
Lady Bug
Jem (from my favorite chartoon growing up "Jem and the Holograms")
Forrest Fairy
Movie Star
Black Cat
Queen Amildala (from Star Wars)
50's Girl
Cave Woman
Punk Rocker
Jasmine (from Alladin)
BYU Baseball Player

Gosh... I'm sure there is more than that, but that is all I can think of at the top of my head. Many more to come in the years to come. I can't wait until I can do couple and family customes.

Question #87

Q: What foreign language would you like to learn?

A: I started to learn a bit of Spanish... mostly by being in Costa Rica for two months... I think Spanish is probably the most practical language to learn since that is the second most common language. If I were not to pick Spanish though... I think I would want to learn French or Italian? I don't know... learning an Asian language would be cool too. SUPER hard though. I had a bunch of friends that were from Loas and they started teaching me how to say some things back when I was in college. Not much though. Maybe one of these days I will get motivated enough to learn another language fluetly. MAYBE I will marry someone that speaks another language fluently and they can teach me so we can talk together.

Question #86

Q: How does your mother spend her time?

A: My mom reads a lot. She does occational crafts. Goes for walks or to the gym in the morning. Involved in her church callings and loves her political shows. When family is around, she loves spending time with her family. She loves being a Grandma.

Question #85

Q: Am I a good friend to other people? If so how? If not what can I do to improve?

A: I mean... I guess you would have to ask my friends if I am a good friend or not, but I think I'm a great friend. I am loyal and would do anything for my friends. I think that is why I have so many. People know they can trust me and that I will listen and be there for them and give advice or whatever they need. My close friends... no matter where they move, I will go visit them. I love my friends. I forgive and forget. I'm happy and fun.

Is there something I can improve on? There is always something everyone can improve on. Me personally... I knwo I am super senstive and feeling left out or that my love isn't being returned in a friendship and so on and so forth... I can get jealous and I have been trying to work on that... all of that. I think the less I worry about that stuff, the better friend I can be to people.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Question #84

Q: How do you celebrate Easter?

A: We have never done too much for Easter. When we were younger, my mom used to make us new Easter dresses and leave them on our bed Easter morning when we woke up. We would then wear them to church. When we were younger we would also get Easter baskets and die eggs. Now... I go to church and get Easter talks and then I have dinner with family. That's about it. If I am feeling really festive, I will die eggs... but I actually have wanted to and haven't for years.

Question #83

Q: What is the worst trouble you've ever gotten into?

A: In high school.... I was in choir. In the middle of the year, the teacher decided to split the group up into A & B groups because he thought we would have a better chance of winning. I felt like this was a HUGE mistake. Everyone knew that the A group was the better group. People's feelings were hurt... including mine. I was put into the B group (even though everyone knew I should have been in the A group) because another alto's dad was in charge of our connection to the recording studio. Yep! It's true. So... I went home crying and our group was torn apart and my mom went back and yelled at the choir teacher and I decided to write a letter to the teacher on how I thought he was wrong and what a big mistake he met. It was not like me to do things like this... but I just had to stand up for what I thought was right. Needless to say, it didn't make the teacher very happy. He ended up getting upset and taking my letter to the principal. This lead to me getting taken out of my history class the next day.... which only happened to the touble makers and everyone was in shock when they took me out of class to see the Vice Principal. I had to have a talk with the Vice Principal about my letter... which he actually told me he agreed with me and he wasn't mad at me... but the choir teacher was, so I wasn't allowed to go to class for the rest of the week. After that I also had to have a teacher/ Vice Principal meeting where we "talked things out". In this meeting I was totally find and he contridicted himself and what he was trying to do and tried to make me look like the bad student that didn't have control over my emotions or temper (but as it turns out... that was him) the Vice Principal (knowing me and that I was a good kid and good student) was just trying not to laugh and was on my side all the way. Once I was allowed to go back to class.... I acted totally normal and went along with his stupid rules. Vice Principal came to see me again asking me if things were ok... because the choir teacher went up to him and said things were awkward in class. I just laughed and said if things are awkward it is because of him. I'm fine. We both laughed it off with how silly this all was. Going into Jazz competitions later on, he ended up putting both A & B choirs again (because we all sounded better together... which we were told by the judges) and we won first place. I wanted to tell him "I told you so" but I held back. If you are going to make two seperate groups... do it in the beginning of the school year AND have the groups meeting at different times... not in the same class. Just saying. As a result of all of this... he wouldn't let me be in choir my senior year... which choir was my life. It was heart breaking to me.... but I got over it pretty quick, because I was over high school. I almost tested out early, but I thought I would regret that... so I just made my schedule so that I left at noon everyday by taking college classes and work ed so I could leave school and go to work. THAT worked out great. :) I still got to sing (solo & duet) at my high school graduation, which is what I wanted (not the national anthem, our theme song) and to me... that was sticking it to my choir teacher. :) So it all worked out.

Question #82

Q: How much does it cost to go to a movie at the theater in 2000? How much is popcorn, drinks, and candy?

A: $5.39  drinks, popcorn and candy were a couple bucks each.

Now, it's around $8 and you can spend another $8 getting a drink and some popcorn. It's expensive!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Question #81

Q: Did you have special names for your grandparents?

A: Nope. Just Grandma and Grandpa Mills and Grandma and Grandpa Watson.

Question #80

Q: Did you ever go door to door trying to sell things to neighbors?

A: Yes, and I always hated it! In elementry school I usually went door to door with friends. I did it for the school jog a thon and the other time I did it was to sell candy to raise money for a school out of town field trip. Maybe for 6th grade Astro Camp too. I sold magazines in high school to raise money for Senior week... but I didn't go door to door. I think I just asked family and friends.

Question #79

Q: What does 1 dozen eggs currecntly cost? A loaf of bread? A gallon of milk?

A:  A gallon of milk = $2.99
     A loaf of bread = $3.75
     1 dozen eggs = $2.00

Question #78

Q: How much does a pair of shoes cost in 2000?

A: I think the answer would be the same now in 2013 than in 2000. I think it depends on the shoe and the brand. You can spend anywhere from $15-$50 for a pair of shoes. I usually end up spending around $20 or $30.

Question #77

Q: Who do you look like, your mom or dad?

A: If you look at pictures of me when I was little and my dad when he was little.... I would say my dad... hands down. As I have grown up and grown into my features, I maybe look more like my mom... but I actually think I am a pretty good mix of my mom and dad.

Question #76

Q: Which temple would you like to be sealed in? Why?

A: Back in Jr High I would have told you that I wanted to be sealed in the San Diego Temple... because that is the first temple I have a memory of. We went to the open house when I was in primary and I still remember how beautiful it was. Now... it just seems silly and inconvenient to get sealed there. Now, I would love the Salt Lake Temple.... because it is closer, beautiful and has so much history. At this point though... I will be happy to get sealed anywhere because it will mean that I am getting married. ha ha. I am a lot less set in my ways the older I get.

Question #75

Q: What pets have I had? Which one was my favorite?

A: I have had so many pets growing up. Let's see if I can name them all. I started with a box turtle, also had a rat, several rabbits, a guinea pig, frogs, snakes, lizards, water dragons and a couple of iguana's. My favorite was my iguana. Easy to take care of and super chill... plus, he reminded me of a mini dinosour.

Question #74

Q: What is your best and worst subject in school? What do and don't you like about them?

A: My worst subjects have ALWAYS been math and science. Yep... no hiding that. My best subject was always English. I could not even try hard (BS my way though a paper) and still get a good grade. I guess I have always had a way with writing. Not sure.... but that is the way it always was.

Question #73

Q: How much does a new pair of levis cost in 2000's?

A: Umm.... this is a guess, but I think around $40... maybe less.

Question #72

Q: What is your favorite color and why?

A: I love a lot of different colors... but my favorite has always been green. I am not sure exactly why. It is a soothing color. A major color in nature AND green is a color that happens to look good on me.... maybe because my eyes are green. There you have it.

Question #71

Q: How many children do you wish to have after you marry? Boys, girls or both?

A: I used to want 6 kids. The only reason why that has changed is because I am 30 and still not married. Obviously I don't have as many child bareing years in me. I would be really happy if I get 3 or 4 and I would love to have both boys and girls.

Question #70

Q: What is your advice to those younger than you?

A: I am not sure what I would have said back when I was in Jr. High... probably something insignificant about school.... but now... this is the advice I would give.

Try not to worry so much about things you don't have control over. Start now with being healthy and eating right. Your quality of life will be so much better. Choose to be happy. It IS a choice. Staying positive goes a long way for you and those around you. Put value in friendship and the people you meet in your life. There is something to be learned from everyone. Don't limit yourself. If there is something you want to do, DO IT! If it means saving up or whatever it may be to do what you want to do, do what it takes. Continue to learn new things even when you are not in school. Travel! Makes goals and actually achieve them. It will bring more purpose to your life. Push yourself to do hard things. Love and appreciate your family AND keep your testimony strong.... don't stop doing the little things, your young single adult years where you are on your own and can't rely on your parents to push you in the right direction.... it is easy to get lazy and that is dangerous. Life is great. Enjoy the journey. :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Question #69

Q: If you could choose any profession, what would it be and why?

A: This has definitely changed over the years. Back in Jr High, I would have told you I wanted to work with animals. I still love animals... and don't think it would be fun to work with them.... but I am not playing with pets like I used to. Now... the only pet I have is a beta fish, which growing up... NOT the case. I just don't have time for pets anymore and would love to get more when I am married and have kids to enjoy them and help teach them responsibility.

Now, my current job is working on contracts at Novell (a software company) I am a massage therapist on the side and sometimes even do a little photography on the side. I'm fine with that. What I would LOVE to be paid to do though... is travel and blog about it. I am currently in the works to try and make that happen. I may also become a health coach for Take Shape for Life. Apparently you can make a lot of money doing it and I think I would be pretty great at it. So... there you go. Lots of ways for me to make money. :) Makes life more interesting I think.

Question #68

Q: What is your favorite thing to play at the park?

A: I just like being at the park... but if I was going to choose an activity to play at the park... it would be softball and volleyball. Those have always been my favorite to play. :) I would have had the same answer in Jr. High. It is nice to know that some things never change.

Question #67

Q: Where is my most favorite place to go and what is it like?

A: Right now... I'm not sure that I have a favorite place to go. I just love to go places. ha ha. Back when I lived in Santa Barbara though... I had a favorite spot. It was a cliff at the beach by UCSB campus. I loved to go there... because it wasn't sandy, I would either sit on the dirt or plants. I just sat right next to the cliff and watch the sunset most of the time. Think about what was going on in my life while I felt the breeze on my face and listened to the waves crash and take in the beautiful scenery. It was so relaxing. I miss it dearly. Utah is beautiful though and has a lot of great things to offer as well. I just miss my little spot on the beach.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Question # 66

Q: What are my favorite family holiday traditions?

A: My family really doesn't have a ton of Holiday traditions except for the fact that we try and spend Holiday's together. One tradition that we started when I was in high school and continued through the years is Christmas Caroling to different neighbors and families in the ward on Christmas Eve. Then we usually come back and have treats and watch a Christmas movie. It started out with just the Mills family... but now it has been fun to add spouses and kids to the tradition. Christmas day we usually have some sort of Christ centered spiritual thought as well... which is of course great.

Question #65

Q: What is one habit you would like to develop? Why?

A: I guess going along with the habit I want to get rid of, a habit I want to develop is better sleeping habits. I'm also terrible at scripture study and daily prayer. I REALLY need to develop that habit. Big time. I'm so social that I put everything else last, and I need to balance my life better.

Question #64

Q: Write about when you received your testimony.

A: I think growing up in the church, my testimony came little by little through learning and understanding more and experiences that I had. That being said... when I realized I had a testimony and when it became strong, was when I started early morning seminary. That in and of it'self is saying something that I got up every morning and went to early morning seminary since I am not a morning person.I had perfect attendence and got up every school day at 5:30 to go. I read my scriptures everyday. That is when I started learning of the prophet and apostles and started loving General Conference. That is when I knew without a doubt that the church was true and started feeling so blessed that I had it in my life. Having that strong testimony made it easy for me to stand up for my belief's at school and work when I was a minority as far as religion goes. I loved it and wouldn't have it any other way.

Question #63

Q: Describe a special birthday party that you have had.

A: Having a December birthday is really hard.... my birthday is a week before Christmas... so I was and friends were usually taking finals or leaving for Christmas vacation. Besides that, my parents were never big party throwers. So there were not a lot of really special birthday's. Two I think will always stand out to me though. First, the year that I turned 18 on the 18th of December. Why? Not only was it my golden birthday, but I was also in Hawaii with my family because of my sister Lori, graduating from BYU Hawaii... so we all went out. The day of my birthday, my family let me pick whatever I wanted to do... so we went snorkeling and we ate at a Mexican place (since I grew up loving Mexican food) and it was great. Can't complain about that birthday. :)

The second one that will always stand out to me was my last birthday, the birthday I turned 30. Not only will I remember it because it is the year I turned 30... but the months approaching I was depressed and having a really hard time. My roommates were saints. They were there for me 100% and went out of their way to make my birthday really special. The day before my birthday I was just coming back into town from California (singing at Disneyland with my mom). I came home and my roommates and Liz had thrown a surprise birthday party for me. It was my first surprise birthday party that anyone had ever thrown for me. Let me tell you... I was surprised. I was shocked. I didn't expect it and it was so special to me. They had made me cake and the whole ward came to celebrate and it was great. The next day, my actual birthday... it didn't stop my roommates from doing more. They made me a big candy poster that was super sweet and after work they took me out to dinner to get Indian food (one of my new faves in my adult years) and then after dinner... I had some more friends come over (just a few) and we launched the floating lanterns (like in the movie "Tangled") at the park by my house. It had stopped snowing.... which was perfect. Everything was beautiful and covered in white. The moon lit up the sky and reflected light off of all the snow... and there we were in the middle of the park, and spent an hour letting go 30 lanterns for my 30th birthday. It was beautiful and magical and really... the only thing that I wanted to do for my 30th birthday... but my friends went above and beyond that. It was so special to me and I will never forget it.

Question #62

Q: What is one bad habit you would like ot get rid of? Why?

A: I can think of two actually. First, I want to get rid of the habit of feeling like I need something sweet after every meal. I have a bad sweet tooth. I am on my way to getting rid of this habit since I started "Take Shape For Life". Hopefully it sticks. The other habit I would like to get rid of ... is staying up until early hours of the morning when I need to get up for work the next day. I know I'm a night owl... and that is never going to change, however, I can still be smart about how much sleep I get. Once my head hits the pillow, I have no problems falling asleep, so I shouldn't be staying up wasting time... like I so many times do.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Question #61

Q: What does your father do for a living? What time does he go and come home?

A: Well, my dad has done so many different jobs throughout my life I don't even know if I could keep track of them all. He worked for Delco Electronics for a while as an electric engineer. He owned a bakery for a while... I really remember that because he would always bring home a box of donuts. He worked for Telecom Communications and then after that didn't pan out he decided to work for himself and started doing home inspections and did that for many years along with doing construction management..... he did a lot of home projects for people up until my parents moved to Utah. Even after he moved to Utah he did it for another year and drove back and forth from Utah to California. Ha ha. Crazy dad. So he always just came and gone as he needed to. It made him feel like he could never take a break or vacation... not that he was ever into vacations that much anyway. He has always been a workaholic. He took almost a year off besides his property management in Utah which he has been doing for many years and just recently he has bought a company called Organa. It is a health suppliment for drinks. Anyway... the company seems to be doing well, but who knows what my dad's future work adventures will be. I don't know if he could ever stop working. He would be bored. ha ha.

Question #60

Q: Have you ever been in a flood, tornado, snowstorm, earthquake, or other natural disaster?

A: I have thankfully never been through a tornado... that scared me, but maybe because I just know what I have seen on tv and not lived where I would maybe experience them often. I know other people that have never been through an earthquake think the same thing and I don't think they are a big deal. I have never been in a flood that caused major damage... there was a lot of water, but not to the point where it damaged our home or cars or anything like that. It made the power go out... that is about it.

I have also been through earthquakes. Most of them were small.... you feel them for a few seconds and that is about it. I grew up practicing earthquake drills and bomb threats. Nice right? I have been through one bad earthquake where it woke me up in the middle of the night from my bed shaking and I looked outside and everything was shaking. It was scary and cool at the same time. It knocked some things over in our house... but that is about it. It also made the power go out for 3 days and we didn't have to go to school. I remember we had to use all of our food in the fridge and stuff like that. It was quite the experience but I don't remember ever being scared.

Question #59

Q: Does your family take vacations? Do you go to the same place or different places?

A: Yes, we took family vacations. Ever Summer we would go up in the Sierra Mountains and we would go to Dinkey Creek. My mom went every year since she was little and continued on and I went every year since I was a baby. It was like my second home. I miss it. We went with the same people every year. Other than Dinkey Creek, we didn't really vacation much unless it was to go visit family, like when my Grandma and Grandpa Mills moved to Arizona. We also would take trips to visit my Grandparents in Gunison, Utah while my Grandparents until they both passed away.

It is funny that my family didn't really travel much, but I have a great LOVE to travel. Not sure where it came from, but I'm glad for it. I love seeing the world. When I have my own family, I want to travel as much as we can.

Question #58

Q: Am I a good communicator ? How can I improve this?

A: I feel like I am a good communicator. I feel like I improve more and more the older I get too. I love having conversations about feelings and trying to help others. One thing that I struggled with was telling people when they would hurt me.... and also in relationships letting the guy know what I need out of the relationship. Since I have recognized this.... I have done a lot better at it, but of course I am not perfect and can always improve on communication, everyone can. I feel like if everyone tried harder in the communication department, everyone would be a lot better off. There would be a lot more understanding and a lot less assumptions. Communication is the key.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Question #57

Q: Describe your Sundays.

A: My Sunday's are usually the same. I have church in the morning. I then either have meetings for my callings or the home teachers come or whatever... then my roommates and I usually cook lunch together and invite others over. Then in the late afternoon, I go to my parents house to hang out with my family and have dinner... which my dad BBQ's every Sunday and my grandma comes over and most of the time they invite another family over. Sometimes my nieces have award shows or games that they have made up and make us play. It is usually entertaining no matter what goes down. After I get home from my parents house... I sometimes go to ward prayer or a movie night... or a fireside or.... just hang out with friends or the roommates. No matter what goes down, my Sundays are always busy. In a good way... most of the time.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Question #56

Q: Do I have a favorite sport?

A: To watch? I can get into any sport if I am actually at the game. On TV, I pretty much only really get into the Olympics.

To play, I love playing softball and volleyball. Probably because those are the only sports I am good at. There you go.

Question #55

Q: What was my favorite birthday? What was the best gift I ever got?

A: My favorite birthday was my golden birthday (when I turned 18 on the 18th). It was my favorite because I was with my whole family in Hawaii. They let me decide what I wanted to do on my birthday and where I wanted to eat out. I chose to snorkle at Hanauma Bay. It was beautiful and wonderful.

Best gift I ever got... was probably last year when my dad build me a storage bench. I love it. It is beautiful and something that is useful and that I will be able to keep around forever that means something. my dad made it and it looks professional. How awesome is that? I have a pretty talented family.

Question #54

Q: What is your favorite summertime food?

A: Hands down, anything BBQed. Also.... ice cream. I wish it were summer right now...

Question #53

Q: What is my favorite area in nature?

A: I really love all of nature, but I would have to say water is my favorite. I love lakes and streams and beaches. Water is beautiful. Also the ocean in and of it's self is amazing. One of the reasons I got scuba certified is because the ocean is a whole other world that is out of site and ready to explore for those who want to get scuba certified. I mean.... snorkeling is okay and gives you a peek into that world, but when you are scuba certified, you can explore that world. I love the water.

Question # 52

Q: Descrive your favorite winter activities.

A: Since I hate the freezing cold and don't like being in the snow or ice, I would say that my favorite winter activity is wrapping up in a blanket and drinking hot chocolate while watching movies with friends. Nice and warm. ha ha. I can tolerate some winter activites though. Every once in a while I don't mind ice skating. Sledding can be pretty fun if it is not crowded and I'm not afraid I'm going to take someone out with my sled. Ha ha. Besides that, my favorite thing to do in the winter is travel to somewhere warmer. :)

Question #51

Q: What is the nicest thing your dad has ever done for you?

A: My dad is a very service oriented man. I grew up with my dad serving me in one way or another. He has always been there for me when I needed a fathers blessing. I has always been there for me when I need something fixed or car advice or help with taxes. You name it, my dad was there to help me in anyway he can. Something that really stands out to me though... when when my ex fiance and I broke up. I was devastated. It was the worst thing I had ever gone through. Since we dated for a year and a half, I felt like I didn't have many people to turn to and most of my family was far away. My family was going out to Arizona to see a play that Jamie was in. I wasn't going to go. I didn't have a plane ticket and I wasn't going to drive there by myself and I had just been dumped a week ago. After it happened, my dad bought a plane ticket for me so that I could fly out to Arizona for the weekend and be with my family and spend time with my grandparents... which my grandpa was in a home with Alzheimer's. It was what I needed that weekend and it was very thoughtful and kind for my dad to do that for me knowing how much I was hurting and needed to be with family. I will never forget that.

Question #50

Q: Who is your favorite comedian and why?

A: There are so many great comedians that I think it is hard to choose. I like Bill Cosby because he is clean and would do comedy ruteens about the little everyday things. I think Jack Black is hilarious. Does well on the spot and has the funniest facial expressions. I like Will Farrel but he can be pretty dirty sometimes, so for that he is not my favorite. Brian Regan is great too. I guess the answer to this question is that I don't have a favorite. Ha ha.

Question #49

Q: If you could be any animal, what would you choose and why?

A:  That is an interesting question. In Jr. High, I probably would have said some cool animal, like a leopard or something, because they are strong and beautiful and fast and awesome. Honestly... I don't know what kind of life they have. However, I do know the life of a dog. They are man's best friend. They get to be with people and are loved and treated like one of the family. They are playful and fun... and that life sounds great to me. If I can't be a human, I feel like being a dog would be next best.

Question #48

Q: Who is your favorite Old Testament Character? Why?

A: I would have to say Joeph in Egypt. I really like Joseph because he as an amazing attitute through trials. No matter what he went through... his brother selling him as a slave in Egypt, being accused of aldulty and being put in jail... no matter what was thrown at him and how unfair it was, he made the best out of the situation. He stayed positive. Because he did this, he was blessed and he blessed and good things came to him even in his trials. I need to really try and be more like this. It is so hard for me to have a positive attitude when going through hard trials... but I am working on it.

Question #47

Q: Did you have a special object that you slept with? Blanket, doll, stuffed animal?

A: I went through phases for sure. I don't think I ever had a blanket I slept with, but I slept with stuffed animals for sure. I loved stuffed animals. My grandma used to get me big ones that I would sleep with. I also slept with a glow worm that played music and lit up when you squeezed it. I'm sure I named them all, but I really don't remember.

Now.... I sleep with a heat bag on my feet.... because my room is in the basement and it is super cold. :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Question #46

Q: What was the hardest thing that you ever had to do?

A: Umm... I feel like there could be many different answers to this. Hardest thing I have ever had to do physically was probably my sprint triathlon. Wouldn't have been so hard if I would have trained for it. ha ha. The hardest thing I have ever had to do mentally was probably pass Anatomy and Physiology to graduate from the American Institute of Medical-Dental Technology. The hardest thing I have ever had to do emotionally was get over my break up with Brent, who I was engaged to and call off the wedding and start all over again in the dating world. The hardest thing I have ever had to do courage wise was probably sing solo in front of 2,000 people. Or maybe it was the time that I was face to face with sharks, or maybe it was the time I was 400 feet in the air held by a little harnest and a parachute. I feel like I have had to do a lot of hard things in life.

Question #45

Q: Do you doodle? What figures tend to come up? Boxes? Circles? Faces?

A: This is an interesting question. I don't doodle too much. However, when I do I usually draw things that I know how to draw well. Like... a dog, a flag, a cake. I know... real cool. ha ha. If I am just doodling and not actually trying to draw anything, I get a lot of squiggly lines. I have been doodling kind of the same since Jr. High... so my answer would be the same I guess.

Question #44

Q: What is my favorite book in the scriptures? Why?

A: I love the Book of Mormon, but I also really love the D&C. I love it because it is not just stories. It is direct docterine for us to follow. It is straight forward mordern day revelation given to us to follow. I love and need the guidence in my life.

Question #43

Q: Describe your favorite summer activities.

A: I am trying to think what my answer would have been had I answered this in Jr. High. I think my answers would be different now now only because of age, but also because of location. Living in Santa Barbara, I didn't appreciate the summer for it's weather as much as I do now that I live somewhere where is snows for almost half of the year. Back then I loved playing with my friends. Having sleep overs. Roller blading. Anything as long as it involved my friends.

Now... my answer would be very similar, but I love to be outside as much as possible. Summer nights are the best. Seriously. I love to travel during the summer. I love to watch movies outside. I love playing summer softball. I LOVE BBQ's and swimming. This last summer I enjoyed bike rides on my beach cruiser. I just love living life to the fullest. :)

Question #42

Q: What is the nicest thing your mom has ever done for you?

A: My mom has done a lot of nice things for me. She stuck up for me when I was not being included and was being treated poorly by my friends in YW's. She also went to the school and yelled at my choir director when I came home crying because he split the choir into A & B groups in the middle of the year and I was put into the B group even though everyone knew I should be in the A group. She was there for me everyday when I was going through my broken engagment and let me cry to her. She would write nice notes in my lunches she made for me all of the time. She dropped off a present for me at work as a surprise, just to let me know she loved me. She drives with me to California every year to sing at Disneyland because she knows I love it so much. I could go on and on. My mother is wonderful.

Question #41

Q: What's my favorite music group?

A: That is hard because I have always loved music of all different kinds. In Jr. High I might have answered the Backstreet Boys. I loved their album back then. Now I love so many bands and artists that I don't know if I could pick. If I could pick an all time favorite group, I would probably say Simon and Garfunkle. It's classic. I can listen to them all day and not get sick of them. I love singing along to them. I love their harmonies. They are great.

Question #40

Q: What is the hardest Young Woman value to work on?

A: I would say Individual Worth. It is something I have struggled with my whole life... mostly starting at the age of Jr. High. I have always had a hard time not comparing myself to others and being to harsh on myself about my appearance and my intelligence. It's hard living in the world that we do. It is one of Satan's greatest tools... getting us to compare ourselves to others and not think we are good enough. I have improved a lot over the years.

Question #39

Q: Am I involved in any clubs or extra -curricular activities?

A: In Jr High. I was playing afterschool softball and volleyball against other Jr. High's. I was also taking art. Beyond that... I was doing whatever we were doing in Young Womens.

As of NOW.... I play summer ward softball. Our ward team is pretty awesome. (I guess some of my activities have not changed much). I have also been on and off involved with different choirs. I even made a CD with my friend Wes. I volunteered tutoring kids once a week. Now I'm looking for another place to serve in the community. I have been on and off with taking tap dancing. Of course I have always been involved with church and whatever activities that may bring for me. I should look into taking some classes. I'm always trying to learn new things. I have kind of started a little photography club with some friends. Oh and I got scuba certified.... that was an extra curricular activity. So gald I did it. Love it.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Question #38

Q: What is your favorite hymn?

A:  That is hard. There are so many good ones. I have always loved "Be Still My Soul" and "Abide with Me". Also love "Lead Thou me On" and "Lead, Kindly Light". I just think they are so beautiful and get excited whenever I get to sing these songs in church.

Question #37

Q: Describe your dream home.

A: I don't know if I have ever had a dream home in mind. I know there are certain things I would love to have in a future home. I would love to have a beautiful garden in the back with a pond or awesome fountain. I would love to have a big back pourch area with a cute outdoor furniture... for BBQ's and entertaining. With hanging lights. I would like a nice big kitchen. I would like to have a massage room so I can work out of my home. I would love to have a BIG walk in closet. Oh that is my biggest dream of all for my future home. A big enough walk in closet that I could have a rug and chase lounge and everything is nice and organized. Big master bedroom. If I ended up living next to a beach... I would love to have a big salt water tank of fish and coral and such that I have collected myself on my scuba dives. Beyond that... I just want it to be cute and comfortable and filled with a family that I love.

Question #36

Q: Would you have been a good pioneer? Why or why not?

A: That is a really hard one. My first reaction is no. I'm so used to my comfortable life that I can't imagine having to do it any other way. However... if I didn't know any other way of life that might be different. I am determined and I am faithful and obedient.... so maybe I would have been a good pioneer. Would I have survived? I don't know. I would like to stay that I am strong enough that I would make the best out of life no matter what the circumstances are.... but again, I don't think I will ever know.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Question #35

Q: What is your room like? Do you share it with someone? What makes it special to you?

A: I actually just redid my room last year. I LOVE it. My room is beautiful, with a comfy bed. I love the colors and how relaxing and inviting it is. It is tiny... but I still love being in it. The bed takes up most of the room... but I don't care. I mean, that is where I want to be anyway. Do I share it with someone? No... I wish I did though, only because I wish I were married. What makes it special? The fact that it is my creation. I decorated and designed and painted my room and I love how it worked. How often can people say that? I sleep well, I'm relaxed when I'm there... it is cozy and clean and organized and the fact that I can escape from my busy life and feel calm and relaxed in my room... that is what makes it special.

Question #34

Q: What is a good age to get married and why?

A: That is a hard question. I think it is going to be different for everyone. I think there are some people that do well get married young and it is better that way and other that got married young that shouldn't have because they were not sure of who they were yet. Personally... I think 25 and up is a good age. I think having your single years is important. It is good to be on your own for a while. You learn so much and you have your whole life to be with someone else. Honestly though... I think one is ready when they feel the desire and that they are mature enough to handle the responsibilies that come along with marriage and family. For some that comes younger some that comes when they are younger. Although I continue to learn and grow as a person.... I feel like I have been ready for a while. I'm just waiting for a guy who is ready to take the journey with me.