Friday, September 9, 2011

My vacation with wonderful people

These are some of my favorite people I visited and got to spend time with. I enjoyed every minute. I also got to do some really fun stuff while visiting my favorite people too bad I didn't get of picture of everything. But I can tell you one thing is for certain.. that is, it was a blast!!!

I love this two boys!! His such a SWEET child! Love him!!

His such a funny kid!

These are my friends and I, enjoying ourselves at Disneyland. The happiest place on earth.

The Chinese Theater or something like that.. I keep forgetting the name. I just know that its pretty awesome and I still haven't entered yet. I need to go one of these days.

Beautiful Sunset. Its breath taking..

I am calling you 'Otis', yup, that's it...haha...

Roz to Mike in Monster's Inc: "I'm watching you, Wazowski. Always watching. Always." LOL!! This is one my many favorite movies. And its fun to quote.

I love spending time at the beach, its soo beautiful.

Life is tough sometimes..

Golly, it really feels as though life has been hard for me. And it’s not because I'm going through anything extremely hard but the people I care about the most are having a hard time. And I don't like it one bit.
I have a friend that is struggling with so much and they have their grandpa that is on his death bed. It makes me sad to see them in the situation that they are in and it makes me sad their Grandpa slipping away. It reminds me of the time I saw my Grandma 5 months she passed away. It was technically my first time meeting her (because I had met her when I was a small girl at the age of 4). It was my senior year and it was the saddest year of my life. I remember just wishing I had known her better and had more time to spend with her but I only had two weeks. There were too many people for me to meet given that my mom comes from a large family. It was tough to go back home. I wanted to stay until after she had gone. I miss her. I miss my Grandma! =( Golly, I feel like I am an emotional wreck. I don't like this feeling too much but it’s perfectly normal. It’s normal to miss your love ones that are no longer here.
I just found out too that a friend is going anytime but no one knows when. I hardly know this person but the time I have spent with them and the small amount of time I have learned to enjoy having them around and I consider them my friend a very special friend. In fact, I dare say, all my friends are special to me and mean a lot. I love spending time with the people I care the most and chatting with them, enjoying their presence and being to have gospel discussions. I think those are one of my favorite subjects. I also really enjoy talking about the medical field, ASL, the history about the earth, history and influential people.
I know people wonder why I love reading about influential people. Well, let me tell you something. I had no real good influences in my immediate family. But because I was allowed to read, I read! I read about Martin Luther King Jr. I read Hubener vs. Hitler. I read about the Women's Right Movement. I read about Ed Roberts. I read about the Prophet Joseph Smith for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I read about soo many different things. I read about God and our Savior Jesus the Christ, my Elder Brother and my Redeemer.
I love watching movies based on true stories of people that came from families or backgrounds that were tough but even though they were tough that didn't stop them to make a difference, to change for the best and now they've come out soo incredible happy. They had a choice of two things: 1. either to mess up their life and be like the people that they were surrounded by or they can make a difference and be happy. I have chosen to make a difference in my life and I hope I already have.
I think I come off as too serious but really I try not to be and am pretty 'lax. I make friends easily and I am pretty fun person to be around with at least I think so. I have a sarcastic and dry sense of humor but I also have a good sense of humor. I can laugh at myself when I make a mistake or even when I fall. I'm not gonna lie but sometimes I laugh when other people fall. I like to ease the pain of awkwardness and of what could have been embarrassing to not be as embarrassing or I add to the embarrassment, because I embarrass myself. I treat my friends with love and respect and I think of myself as a pretty good person. And a good influence. Well, with the exception of when I start getting into food fights with people. ;)
I don't know how I got to the subject about all this but at any rate. Sometimes I wonder, how do I get through things? How do I survive? I believe that Christ has been helping me all this time. Actually I think I know that Christ has been helping me through all this time. He keeps pushing me to continue to go and reminds me that I have a purpose to live; He reminds me that I am of worth, and I am a sweet child of God. That I have a testimony of the gospel, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and because of my strong testimony I can keep going knowing that things will get better, knowing that because the Plan of Salvation I will be able to see my family AND friends in God's Kingdom in Heaven. And its because of my unwavering faith that I can do all things. And I do have faith and I know that my Savior lives. I know that He is my all loving, kind; amazing Heavenly Father and that I have my Elder Brother, Jesus the Christ by my side. And I am SOOO glad that I can rely on them and trust that they will NEVER leave my side. I am grateful that they will never tell me to stop crying when I am feeling down; instead, they will give me their shoulder and their hand to help me pull through. I am grateful that I will be hugged with a hug of proctection and security and let me know that everything is going to be ok even when life is in shambles. I am grateful that I have my Savior in my life and that I have the gospel. I pray that things will only get better for my friends, for my family, myself and for everyone. I pray that they will feel the Savior's love as I have felt it. Thank goodness for words of encouragement and for Heavenly Father. =) It saves me so much in times like these and not just in these times but in times of happiness too. Thank goodness in the Plan of Salvation. =)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gluten Intolerance!

So, as some people might know, I keep getting sick or have been sick for quite some time now. I'll tell you why...

And, I've asked my doctor's what in the world is going on with my body? I know I've been eating something that its making me sick and its a poison to my body. What is it? What is it called? And how can I stop it from happening again? I even asked them to do a test for Celiac's Disease because I've done some research and I have the same symptons as someone with Celiac's. And well, those came out negative, but I knew and still do know....I can't have pasta, pizza, cereals, wheat, oat....basically I can't have any Wheat, Barley, Rye or Oats. On a side note, I also can't have strawberries.

All those things I can't have that I just listed, yeah, its not good for me. Its a poison to my body. It kills my stomach and well, its not fun for me. =(

I had no idea what this thing was called for awhile and why I kept getting sick, and it was driving me crazy. I talked to my mom about it, well, I actually got in am arguement with my mom because she gave me grief saying that I just didn't like the food and to eat it anyway. I ended up telling her to leave me alone, and that she doesn't understand and its obvious that she wasn't trying to understand or help me to try to figure this out. I was so upset. I had to leave the room because the conversation was going from bad to worse. So, I quit explaining or seeking for help.

Well, ever since the symptom's came up, I kinda was watching one of my friend's diet because she has Celiac's Dz and but left it dwell in the back of my head for a while and mostly ignored it. But, then my sympton's were coming up again and more often and well...I started to get more desperate. So, I started to ask people if they knew more about Celiac's Dz. So, I've gotten some advice. And I've gotten some response. Not enough though. My symptom's keep getting worse. The more I expose my body to Gluten, the sicker I was getting. But I had no idea...

One day, I stumbled across this book (it was actually about 2-3 weeks ago) and I was reading it, everything I was reading made more sense to me. Heck with the doctor's and getting tested just to get medicine that make me worse and no correct answers to my questions! Heck with unnecessary medicine's! I want to be cured! And my only cure is to just stay away from gluten....which p.s. its in everything (not literally, but just about). I finally know what I CAN eat without making me sick. And boy, I am soo glad to have found my answer! Now is to read more of what I need to stay away from. Which also includes, staying away from most if not all restaurants. Which, I really don't mind. Anything to not be sick is good.

I like my new diet now. I don't mind not eating stuff I use to like. I prefer to feel better over being sick all of the time and taking unnecessary medication! It beats being sick!

In conclusion, no gluten for the rest of my life. Which I am a-ok with. Doctor's are still learning about people that have gluten intolerance and still trying to figure out why this is they get it and etc. I hope they find their answers soon.

P.S. If I ever go to your home, and we end up eating there please ask me what I can have. And becareful of cross contamination. I get sick when gluten free food touches food that has gluten. Sorry guys! =(

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pictures with people I love the most...

Beautiful place, I call home!

Sea Turtle! I love them!!

Michael McLean singing at one of my training events...

Cute stray cat, became my new found friend...I named him Stripes!

An Elephant Never Forgets... (Hogle Zoo)

My nephew and I, hanging out! Haha...we are soo silly...

Me, my dad, mom and my granps! My parent's and grandpa came to Utah for the first time! They had fun! It was really awesome to see them all again!

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

Beautiful Roses..

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pictures of Fun Stuff I've done!

These are just a few pictures of place's I've gone, people I know of both family and friends! Enjoy!

EVE Event in Salt Lake, this is an a show of Graffiti Art.

My silly roomates; Hannah and Tara! Aug'09-May '10

Salt Lake Temple from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

Fabian, one of my cute nephews! We were at Chuck'E'Cheese! Where a kid could be a kid! was fun! =)

His younger brother and the newest addition to the family! Santiago! Cute, huh??

I was at the Museum of Ancient Life. The biggest Dinosaur Museum in the State of Utah! Its pretty awesome!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Optimist Creed, Promise Yourself

To be so strong and calm that nothing
can Disturb your peace and mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity
to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there
is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make the optimist come true.
To think only of the best to work
only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the
success of others as you are about
Your/my own success and achievements.
to forget the mistakes of the past and
Press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature I meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement
of myself that I have no time to critize others.
To be too large for worry.
Too noble for anger.
Too strong for fear.
Too happy to permit the presence
of angry people and trouble.

(I don't know if I found this or what....cause I know I wrote some poems and stuff as a teenager)

So, I haven't blogged for a long time now. I've decided I need to do something about that. Life has hit its hard moments and its making me realize what I need to do for myself. Its not every day, that I think about this but somethings remind me of what I should do. Right now, I feel so lost and confused, that its almost like I am in a daze. I know what I want and what my goals in life are but I am not working hard enough for them. So, I decided that I will. You know, I will be more optimistic about stuff and be more positive. Have a better positive energy about me and more social, and more loving, more caring, do more service projects. I will organize my thoughts and write my goals and work towards them. I will work more on me because I haven't done it for awhile. I have been doing too many things for others that I forgot that I need to do somethings for myself. Strange, huh? But it does happen. It can happen to anyone.

Well, I need to give myself a break of life and some of its challenges. And I can't wait to do just that. I hope, I figure things out sooner than later. Life is at its best and we got to make do with what we have; now whether we like it or not is a different story. But we must be more optimistic and serve others. Because everytime we lose ourselves in service, things start falling into place. Heavenly Father can see the change and the true desires of our heart! He will bless us and guide us. I know that is true because it has happened to me before. I can't wait to make the positive changes in my life! Love you all! Take care! And don't forget to lose yourself in serving others because He is on your side!

Monday, June 29, 2009

My crazyness...nope, just new updates...

Ok, so not very many people know this. I guess I have been keeping it as a secret..well, not really. My life has been getting a little on the complicated side. I will be getting testing done pretty soon to figure out whats wrong with my stomach....and no, I am NOT pregnant, heck, I am not even married yet!...I need me a man. lol...(sorry, I had a funny thought come to my head that made me laugh) but I do have food allergies...sad day... =(

The last couple of weeks I have been getting REALLY sick. All of the symptoms of allergies to foods that contain gluten. Not just one but lots. Like I can't eat wheat bread, no oats, no strawberries (I just threw that one in there b/c its something that I am also allergic, too), no noodles, no things that contain glutens and its in about everything!....or atleast it seems that way...

Its super annoying, I'm learning what I can, if you invite me to eat out with you or eat at your home, I'm REALLY sorry if we have to go through a run around till we find something I can have.

Other than that, life is pretty decent. Nothing on the dating scene...which is kinda is crazy busy. I got to meet the mayor of Provo, he was really nice! And I'm looking forward to having our (Utah's) House of Representative coming to my work's Annual BBQ this summer...he came last year with his wife and son and we get to have them over again this year because they enjoyed it so much..which is totally neat! I'm still in charge of my works BBQ and its a month away and I'm not quite ready yet....ewwk!

Well, other than that, I just got a cute new little nephew. He was born June 20th, 2009 weighing 5 lbs 1 oz. He was a month and 3 days early and is now home with his parents and big brother. He is learning how to breathe on his own and his name is Santiago, and its my sis Claudia's second boy. The oldest is 6 yoa and is SOO happy to be a big brother! I'm really excited to go meet my new little nephew for the 4th of July weekend! This is going to be a fun trip, that I just can't wait!

Oh, oh....speaking, well was speaking about marriage, so I'm talking to my nephew Fabian on the phone and he randomly asked me this:

Fabi: "Do you have a son?"
me: "no"
Fabi: "Do you have a daughter?"
me: "no"
Fabi: "Do you have a husband?"
me: "no, and I don't even have a boyfriend yet. Sad, huh?" (the question was not meant to be answered but the reply caught me off guard just as much as when he first asked me if I had any children)
Fabi: "Well, get a boyfriend already!!"

wow, such a demand from a little child. Kids say the darnest things! And they'll surprise ya,, nelly.
And my reply to that:
"I'm trying, sheesh, this getting a boyfriend is tough!"

(I guess I'm just not flirting enough)
So, these questions was asked, or "inspired" to be asked because my nephew just got a new little brother and wants a playmate...hint hint to me...( I don't know what to say to, I'm just leave it as is...)

Anywho, I think that sums up on my whereabouts. And fyi, I am still standing strong in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love being a member and meeting more and more people. Life is wonderful! And I'm living the dream. Hope you are, too!