Friday, February 27, 2009

.HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANDSOME.

Holy cow!! I cannot believe he will 1 tomorrow!!! This is my sweet adorable little nephew Brecken! He is one of the biggest reasons I am where I am at today... It was less then a year ago the pictures below were taken... I was the life of the party!! Heck.. I *WAS* the party!! I lived one of the craziest lifestyles out of anyone you will ever meet.. and then my sister brittney, had a little boy, March 1, 2008! So around the end of March I flew out to Idaho to help her out with him.. It was so much fun and he was sooo sweet!! But I remember when I came out the spirit my sister had in her home, the love her and her husband had for each other, and this beautiful little baby that was sealed to them for eternity... and I remember the whole time I was there thinking "Amanda, if you don't change somethings you will NEVER have this!" and these were things that I always wanted! So flew back home to Minnesota and the next time I work I went the back and sat and bawled.. I was so unhappy.. I [thought] i was happy.. I had sooo many friends, and so much fun.. but i was miserable and I felt like something was missing.. so I went home and knelt by my bed and poured my heart out to my father in heaven.. I knew I had to make some changes.. and RIGHT away without any question I knew I had to move and knew it was to provo, so I looked for an apartment, worked 2 more weeks, went to california for a week (i had already planned the trip) and then the day after i got home i loaded up my car and headed to utah... deep down I don't think I really thought I would do it.. and I remember getting to the provo canyon.. I was about 10 minutes from my new apartment and I had an anxiety attack.. I was ready to turn around and go home.. I had just picked up and moved somewhere where i didn't really know ONE person!! but then I felt super calm again and knew that I was supposed to be doing this... So here I am a year later ((now i'm in idaho.. tho)) but if you look at me below, that was when i came out to visit a year ago and look at me above.. 2 days ago.. you can see how much I've changed.. I KNOW there is a god.. I know he loves us! I know that he got me here! and I know that I want an eternal family, and thank you soooo much brecken helping me get here! Happy Birthday bud! I love you sooo much!!






Wednesday, February 25, 2009

i got an award!!! hollar!!

I am SO Excited! Wonderful BRITTNEY who by the way would have made my list FOR SURE had she not already received the award, gave me the SWEET LEMONY AWARD! I am SO flattered that she gave me an award and I can't wait to pass this award on to some of the blogs I LOVE visiting too!
Here are the Rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.
So here are the BLOGS that I TRULY Stalk way to often and LOVE because of their flare, spunk, attitude, and spirit! Thank you ladies for your entertainment and for updating your blogs often!

1. My most amazing mom ever-ever- http://keichten.blogspot.com/
2. My 'mom-away-from-mom' Michelley- http://carverbluffskids.blogspot.com/
3. The cutest ever Brittany Young- http://brittanyoung.blogspot.com/
6. TV mom ((i love her posts they are just so fun!!))- http://www.amillionthingsilove.com/

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

*your light*

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"By the way you live the gospel, you reflect [the Savior's] light. Your example will have a powerful effect for good on the earth. 'Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations' (D&C 115:5) is a call to each of you. It is a call to move to higher ground. It is a call to leadership—to lead out in decency, purity, modesty, and holiness. It is a call to share this light with others. It is time to 'arise and shine forth.' "
Your Light—a Standard to All Nations," Ensign, May 2006
just thought i'd share that with ya..
i know there have been times in my life that i definately was not living in a way that was a good example to .aNYONe. I look back and there are a few things and there are some days i wish i could change or have done diffrently and then i look at where i am now, and as much as i hate that i did those things.. i [[LOVE]] who i am and where i am today.. i know i have so much to look forward to and now i just try harder and harder each day to live as an example... in Matthew 5:16 is reads: 'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
hope you have a fabulous day!!
LOTS of love!!
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Monday, February 23, 2009

.this is the dance.

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this was sent to me in an email today... ha to funny...

Üwhen it rains.. it poursÜ

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Do you ever have those dayz that just feel like everything is going wrong?! and then it seems like when it rains it freakin pours?! i feel like i've been having those days alot lately and i try to stay optimistic and see the glass half full.. i think alot of it has had to do with not having a job and not knowing alot of people to help my mary kay business grow.. and just not knowing anyone just moving here! but today has been totally opposite! i actually didn't end up going to sleep til about 7 this morning.. don't ask why?! ha okay okay.. i was playing wheel of fortune with a friend on windows messenger.. ((ha i'm totally lame i know)) then the guy i interviewed with last week ((the one where i failed the spelling test)) called to have me come do a working interview tomorrow *guess my charm out weighed my lack of knowledge in the spelling department* and then I got another party booked for mary kay.. i've had 2 postpone.. but i think they actually canceled so it's been frustrating.. but things are looking up!! hollar!!! and when i was at my boyfriend's house the other nite his sister ((.bRITTANYOUNg. check out her blog she's a doll)) was listening to this song and i'm totally addicted to it!! i think everyone should listen to it! it's called be okay! and it's one of those total feel good songs i love it!!
so again.. when it rains it pours! Ü
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Friday, February 20, 2009

i would .NeveR.


A few things i .DID NOT. do this week:
i .DID NOT. eat allllll of my valentines chocolates.. and then some..
i .DID NOT. [LET] my little sister ((who by the way is 4)) put all the clothes I washed last saturday on hangers for me today ((which is now the next friday))
*okay so i just have to add she was putting this vest on a hanger with a cute furry hood and goes.. is this a life jacket?!*
i also .DID NOT. tell her that if she did that i would let her color in my coloring book.. and the only way i knew where it was, was if she did hang up all my clothes.. nope i definitely did not do that! ((that MAY be breaking some sort of child labor law and i would NEVER do that))
i .DID NOT. fail a spelling test at a job interview and only get 2 words on it right because they were on the poster hanging in the room... nope
i .DID NOT. stay in my pj's ALL day yesterday and then again today.. nope that would be just plain lazy...
i .DID NOT. stay home alone last night and watch nights in rodanthe by myself and cry like a baby...
((can i just add that it is MY time of the month rite now and that may or may not have something to do with most of the things that i definitely .DID NOT. do this week...))

GIVE AWAY!


I'm still doin that give away on my Mary Kay blog!! Makes sure you check it out and leave a comment!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

*help wanted*

So isn't looking for jobs so much fun?!
I've been looking for one for awhile now, and right before an interview or even dropping off an application i always have this little anxiety attack thing.. i don't know why?? maybe i'm insecure or intimidated or something I have no idea?? anyways I've had the worst things happen to me in interviews... like one time I was interviewing at an insurance company thing.. well the guy has me come in his office and sit down.. so we are going through this interview and it's going GREAT I'm like 98% sure I have the job so I go to relax a little.. sit back in the chair and the next thing I know I am laying on the ground.. my legs are in the air and i'm missing one of my shoes... HAHA I bust out laugh.. I'm in the middle of an interview laying on the ground laughing and trying to get my shoe back on... I look up at the guy and he kept his head down the whole time.. he couldn't even look up at me and then he says "oh my gosh i am so sorry that must have been the broken chair" MUST HAVE BEEN?! lol THAT or i need to go on a freakin diet!! I don't get embarrassed very easy I just thought it was hilarious but you could tell he was soo embarrassed.. I don't know if it was FOR me or because he gave me a broken chair to sit on but needless to say I never got a call back ...
so anyways I have this interview yesterday and it's at an animal hospital ((there are like NO jobs available right now and this was pretty much all that's available right now)) so on the phone he says "well sometimes you would have to do like a catheter iv is that okay?" I say yes as i'm shaking my head no... a catheter?! are you joking me?! then he says! "have you ever done anything like that before?!" WHAT?! TELL ME ONE PERSON YOU KNOW THAT HAS DONE SOMETHING LIKE THAT BEFORE?! "yes when I was 6 I would get bored and play vet with my cat and stick a catheter iv in it... I haven't done it in a few years so I might be a little rusty but with some practice I'm sure I will be just as good as I was back then!" hahaha... ewww!!!
okay and then he says he would like me to come in about 15 min early to take this little spelling test thing... so I go in and sit down to take this test.. the first chunk is listing these names in alphabetical order.. okay i got that, the last chunk is some math questions convert 57 lbs to kilograms or something! I totally got that one right.. it's 25.9! anyways the middle chunk is this spelling thing.. circle the mispelt words and then write the word correctly next to it.. WHAT?! sometimes I spell of-'ove' I'm bad!!! I got 2 of the right!! and that's only because they were on the poster that was in the room!! so he come in and I say "I'm sorry I am horrible at spelling.. BUT I am VERY good at spell check!!!" hey i'm an optimist!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The best gift you can give...

So last night before I went to bed I was thinking about one of my friends from Minnesota, and I had this overwhelming feeling to somehow share the Gospel with him.. I haven't really ever done that before, and didn't really know how to go about it. Do I just send him a Book of Mormon or what? So I was on facebook and we started chatting and I asked him if I could give him one, he said sure and asked why. I told him I just felt like I should, so I gave him the link to the scriptures online for the Book of Mormon http://scriptures.lds.org/bm/contents. He asked me a few questions I didn't totally know the answers to, and said he would definitely read it! I explained to him about how we believe families are forever, and that when you are sealed it's for all of eternity not just until death do you part, and that your children are then born under that same covenant. I after words felt sooo great! I still do! It's the best feeling like I just gave someone the greatest gift that anyone could give another person! I don't know what will happen, if he will read it or not, if he will take discussions, if he will ask me more questions. But either way I am glad and feel soo good that I acted upon that feeling!

Friday, February 13, 2009

||Happy.valentineS||

When I saw you I was afraid to meet you.
When I met you I was afraid to kiss you.
When I kissed you I was afraid to love you.
Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you.
if i haD to choose between loving you, and breathing.
I would use my last breath to say I LOVE YOU.

Meeting you was fate,
becoming your friend was a choice
but falling in love with you I had no control over.


If you love someone you would be willing to give up everything for them,
but if they loved you back they'd never ask you to.


*YOU KNOW YOU IN LOVE WHEN CAN'T FALL ASLEEP BECAUSE REALITY IS FINALLY BETTER THEN YOUR DREAMS*



HEY! I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT VALENTINE'S DAY AND SOMEONE .AMAZING. TO SPEND IT WITH!
<3 MANDA

Thursday, February 12, 2009

||!Thankful-thursdaY!||


Today I have mucho things to be Thankful for!
1. I am so .THANKFUL. for the gospel of Jesus Christ, and for my testimony in it.. I know there was a time in my life I've questioned alot of things but I KNOW that I would not be where I am and making the choices I am making if I didn't have a true testimony! It's so cool how it completely changes your thinking, you feelings, and your entire outlook on life! I LOVE, LOVE LOVE IT!!
2. I am .THANKFUL. for my family!! They are sooo amazing and sooo much fun!! Tom for what a great example of what a husband and father should be. Mom for being my best friend, for always being there for me.. even when I didn't want her to be, for never giving up on me.. EVER! Brit and Wyatt for being such great examples of what kind of life I want to have and the spirit I want in my home! Kole for being soooo much fun, and being such a sweet little/big brother!! Broc for being one of my favorite people in those whole darn world!! He's sooo much fun and can make you laugh til your side hurts! Destany for being so sweet and always being a little reminder that I am a role model and need to be wise in choices I make because someone is always looking up to me! and *SWEET* little Brecken! He's the seriously the BEST little kid I've ever met and was a big help getting me where I am out today!


3. I am .THANKFUL. for a house to live in, for food to eat, for clothes to wear, for a car to drive (even if it's 'the beast' right now), for the scriptures, for the power of prayer, for a healthy body!
4. I am .THANKFUL. for Bo, he's a such an amazing man, and has been such a blessing in my life, and such a strength!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

*Wednesdays Wishes*

1. I *wish* it was warm outside!
2. I *wish* I could start school sooner then I am!
3. I *wish* I could see my mom EVERY-SINGLE day!
4. I *wish* I lived closer to my family!
5. I *wish* if i did live closer to my family that they lived somewhere warm!
6. I *wish* I had a job!
7. I *wish* I could have seen Bo today!
8. I *wish* I had a new car!
9. I *wish* EVERYONE would book a Mary Kay party with me so I COULD get a new car!!

*New Blog*

So I have my Mary Kay Blog up! you can check it out at: mandasmakeup.blogspot.com or by clicking the link to right!!!

How do you take this?!

So I was signed into face book and all the sudden a message came up from a guy I went to high school with... this is how our conversation went:
him
for being as sexy as you are you really dont dress very sexy...
haha not hatin on your clothes but show what you got d*mn
haha
Manda
wow..
what?!
him
haha sorry i was lookin through the profile...
was that a bad thing to say?
i didnt think so
Manda
umm
i don't really know how to take it???
him
haha well if i was you i would take it as a complement to your looks and a suggestion to show it off
Manda
ha well, i try to dress modest but thanks for the idea!
him
modest isnt bad... but not one pic it think shows how sexy you really are
Manda
leaves a little mystery? and i don't think that the way i dress or how much i show off shows "how sexy i really am"
him
haha well your dating someone so i guess who cares... mystery is all his but idk
i would like to see ya struttin your stuff



okay #1 who says that to someone?! and #2 can i take that as compliment but the other way?! the fact that I DO dress modest and don't just show everything off for the world to see?!

In the "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet it reads : Dress modestly to show respect for God and yourself. Never lower your dress standards for any occasion.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

L.O.V.E


So. . . I guess it's that time of year.. you know when you acutally are supposed to show someone that you love them and care about them and blah blah blah.. and then if you don't have someone your feeling even crappier about that fact then you did a few days before... so here's a few things i love...
*being with my family
*summer, sun, and warm weather
*the way it smells after it rains
*when it's cold out and you take a nice hot bath and drink hot cocoa
*chocolate covered cinnamin bears
*brownies
*cafe rio!!
*i dont' like shoes but i love when i find some i acutally like
*hoodies
*a good pair of jeans
*watching funny movies ((and quoting them))
*scentsy! I love that stuff!!!
*hot showers with lots of water pressure
*sleeping til you decide to wake up
*cuddeling!
*smores! ((i'm the martha stewart of smores!))
*cooking!! i LOVE to cook!!
*taking pictures
*steak!! i could never be a vegitarian
*reading my scriptures! you always feel so great afterwards!
there are so many things i love i could go on and on...