Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I have a lot running through my mind. So I apologize in advance if this post seems a little scatter brained.
First off, I just want to give a shout out to my 2 cousins, Peter & Jenn. Thanks for being my blogging buddies. For Christmas, I am putting all of my dad's old photos into albums and I ran across this one. I just thought it was cute and it reminded me of all the fun Thanksgivings we had down at your house. The picture quality isn't really all that great but oh well. I have another really cute one of Grandpa & Grandma that I'll send to ya'll. And one of Chrissi going to a prom. It's classic.
Another thing that I've been thinking about lately is how in tune our Heavenly Father is with our lives. I worked on Tuesday, up in SLC at and orthodontic office for those of you who don't know, and as I was leaving I noticed I was a little low on gas. I had plenty enough to get home, but for some reason I felt that I needed to get more. As I was pulling out of the parking lot, at the last minute I decided to turn right to go to the gas station instead of turning left to get on the freeway. I filled up and then got on the road. Traffic was busy like normal all through the Salt Lake Valley. I called my mom and told her that I'd be home in about 20 min. But, then as I got to point of the mountain, cars were starting to slam on their breaks, and soon traffic was at a stand still. After about 10 minutes of this, I turned on the traffic radio and heard that there was an accident at the bottom of the hill in Lehi, meaning that it was over the hill from where I was currently stuck. Unfortunately there was no exit between me and the crash so I was going to be there for a while. Luckily, I have a really good Christmas mix in the car. That kept me occupied for about the first hour of sitting there. I called my mom and told her what was going on, and then called and chatted with a few people. But, after about 1 1/2 hours I was getting restless, and my water bottle was empty. I sat there patiently, knowing that this would soon all be over. And then suddenly it hit me. If I hadn't stopped to get gas, I would have completely run out while sitting in all of this traffic. It seemed like such a silly little thing to me. But as I thought about it I realized how blessed I am to have a loving Father in Heaven who cares about every part of my life. This little lesson reminded me of the importance of being in tune with the Spirit and following the promptings that we get from the Holy Ghost. So, next time you think you should get gas, just do it. Cause it might just take you 2+ hours to make a 45 minute trip.
Monday, December 17, 2007
-She has numberous nicknames including: Gabby, Babby, Gabster, Gabel, Gabriel, Little Moj
-When she was little she would say her name "Gabielle Dastina Dakin"
-She would always say "I not gouchy" when she was being a grump
-She never wanted anyone to look at her, and would tell my mom "theys looking at me"
-She always is willing to tag along with her older sisters
-She's the sweetest little girl I've ever met, and is so kind to everyone.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
My dad surprised me with tickets to go to the Jazz game against Seattle on Saturday night. Luckily the Jazz won, and we had a fun time.
Sunday morning we went to Music and the Spoken Word with the Choir, and then the did about an hour long performance after that. President Hinckley and the First Presidency were there. It is so incredible, because when he walks into the confernce hall, there is an unearthly silence that falls over the crowd. Every one stops talking and you can literally hear a pen drop. It is so amazing just to be in the presence of a prophet of God. It's a feeling I can hardly even begin to describe, just a sense of peace. It was so wonderful to be able to go to the performance and be uplifted by the great spirit found there.
After that we rode the trax back to the hotel and had lunch in the cafe. And then we went up to the room and chilled a little before coming back home.
It was just a really fun weekend. It was great to be able to spend time with the family and also to get into the Christmas spirit.
Jacquline and I chillin at the Grand getting ready for the big game.
Me, Jac, and Padre at the game.
Jacko and I at the conference center. This is right before the old lady next to us is like "I don't think you're supposed to use cameras in here." To which I respond: "Whatever, it's just not during the performance."
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I don't know how to put it on here, but here is the link. Believe me, you want to watch it.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
-Yesterday I saw a woman breast feeding her baby while driving. I just don't quite understand. Is it really that necessary? Can you not pull over for 5 minutes to feed your child? Not only are you putting your life and your baby's at risk, you are endangering all of those on the road around you. If any of you ladies are ever tempted to do this, please refrain. It's just plain disturbing.
-There is a stereotypical look in Utah Valley. I'm convinced that there is a factory on the other side of the lake that produces girls with big hair, fake tans, nasty makeup, fake nails and fake boobs. I saw two such specimans today. They walked into a store within minutes of each other. Both were wearing jeans tucked into furry boots, and puffy jackets with fur trim. Each had very fake extensions in barrel curls, and had a slight orange glow emitting from their epidermis. I am usually very observant about the current "trend" down in Happy Valley and usually try to avoid it at all costs.
-I'm totally OCD. I love to buy things just to have them. This is a big problem when it comes to any sort of cosmetics. I love make-up, hair products, and basically anything you'd find at Bath & Body or Sephora. I have complete, expensive make-up sets that I have only used once. I wish they had some kind of support group I could join, but I doubt that it would help. I should probably only be allowed to visit Nordstrom twice a year, and even then only be allowed to stay for 1 hour.
-My boys are having a very hard roadtrip. D. Will is playing incrediby well everynight, and walks off the floor after every loss looking very disappointed. It's as if they're playing a 2 man show with D. Will and Booze. Somebody else needs to step up on a consistant basis. Every now and then Okur will have a good night, but there needs to be another go to man. My poor Deron cannot make every play happen. As I'm typing this they are getting slaughtered by the Mavs, despite the valient effort from Deron.
-On the same note, I seriously cannot miss watching a game. I feel panicked whenever I miss a game. I feel like they need me to be watching and cheering them on. Crazy, I know. I'm concerned because there is a game against Portland on Tuesday night and I have 2 finals Wednesday morning, the first one being at 7 am. Hopefully this will be one of the games that Comcast puts on On Demand so that I can watch it the next day.
-I am not meaning for this to become a Jazz post but, I vote for D. Will everyday on nba.com to be in the All-Star game. If any of you feel so inclined to do so as well, I, along with Deron would greatly appreciate it.
-My BMW has issues. I swear that beemers are pre-programmed to start falling apart after 100,000 miles. I love my car, but I am sick and tired of it being retarded. I think that the brilliant people of BMW of Pleasant Grove have finally diagnosed the problem, after having the car there for the second time in a month. At first they said it was a bad battery, but after placing a brand new battery and having the exact same thing happen, they now say it's a starter. And of course since it's a beemer, it's expensive to fix. Whatever. I'm driving the Escalade in the mean time so I'm not going to complain.
-I love the song Soulja Boy. I know it's tacky and I don't understand all of the words but, it's just a fun song to listen to and blare really loud while cruisin in the Caddy.
-I love the smells of Christmas, especially evergreens.
-I quit drinking Diet Coke this summer. It really wasn't that big of a deal but last week when I was on tour I swear I had like 10. But, I'm back to water now so I'm not concerned.
-Last basketball post, I promise. I love the NBA commercials where they show still shots of different games and such, with the headline " Where ____ happens" and then fill in the blank with different pics (like Steve Nash's bloody nose) or words like commitment. I find them to be very motivational.
-Ok that's all for now. D. Will has single-handedly resurrected the Jazz. The game is really close and I must give it my full attention.