Sunday, April 5, 2009

Rascal Flatts & Jessica Simpson Concert

I got the chance to go to the Jessica Simpson Rascal Flatts Concert with one of my best friends Ashley, her husband Nathan, and Nathans brother Steven.. It was so much fun! Ashley and I have wanted to go see Jessica Simpson forever!!! I know people aren't huge fans of her but we didn't really care... We love her!!! haha so here are a few picutres for those of you who haven't seen them on Facebook..


I was so excited to go to the Jessica Simpson concert.. Here is my excited face!


Jessica Simpson!


It was far away but it was still super exciting!





I got to go to the concert with one of my best friends Ashley.



The Concert was super fun.. I got my T-shirt and my pictures and I was a happy camper..

Friday, April 3, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Things I have Done
Things I have done... Just copy and paste this to your blog and bold the ones that you HAVE done and make sure to put your score at the end. It got me to thinking about what I would like to do in life.

1.Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (at one point)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Gone without food or water for 24 hours or longer
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Stayed up for 24 hours with NO sleep at all
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Changed a lightbulb
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Mowed the lawn
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Day!

Valentines Day is just one of those holidays that you don't know whether to hate it or embrace it. Personally I can do with or without it.. I don't feel like men should have to waste money on dumb cheap little things that these stores put out for this "holiday". You know what things I am talking about.. The chocolates that taste bad, the stuffed animals that feel more like cardboard then an actual stuffed animal, and things that just fall apart the minute you touch them. These are things that after a week or so get thrown into your closet or thrown away cause of no need for them.. I feel like men should not be forced to show their love on this one day. Valentines day is a day that "women" have made a big deal out of that should just be something sweet not something that stresses guys out on trying to buy the perfect gift for their lady. I am not trying to be a valentines day downer cause I do enjoy this holiday, I just don't believe girls should make as big of deal of it as they do.

Every year for Valentines day I stress myself over having it be a perfect day.. But as I was laying down to sleep last night these thoughts ran through my head... My day consisted of working a full day (not romantic), then having a wonderful dinner with Andrews family, which resulted in me getting sick, beautiful pink roses, and a flames victory.. Even though it wasn't this romantic date, and I was laying on the couch feeling nauseous the whole night, it was real life and in life every piece of the puzzle doesn't always have to fit. Before I started thinking about my day I thought I had ruined the day because of me getting sick.. but it didn't ruin it.. it just made it real life!

So next time you start pressuring your guy to get you the perfect present or the most perfect most romantic night of your life, just remember he already has enough pressure with life and so do you. Its not the end of the world if everything is perfect. Its way more meaningful for your guy to show you he cares on every other day then Valentines day.. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Cinnamon Challenge

One night when we were all hanging out we thought it would be fun to try and swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. We heard about this somewhere I can't remember where but we thought we would try "The Cinnamon Challenge". Watch the video and you will see how hard this can really be.. Enjoy.. hahahahahaha

video

Monday, September 15, 2008

Friends

I have been thinking a lot lately about my friends. I feel like everyone has gone on with their lives and moved away, some still remain here and close. As I have been thinking I realised that no matter how far away a friend moves nothing will ever happen to make them stop being your friend.. Even though most of my girls have gotten married and left me high and dry in this dating world alone I still love them.. I have fun memories with each and every person I have become close to and I will never forget any of these memories no matter what!

My Really good friend Shaye has been my friend since the 7th grade. I love her to death. We have been through thick and thin together. Many sleepless nights, and many nights driving home at 2 or 3 in the morning. She would always stay the night at my house on nights like that because she always had a curfew and I didn't. I think her mom started to catch on that she seemed to be at my house more then hers. Shaye Got her drivers license before I did so she spent most of her time driving me around. I ever convinced her to let me take her to work and take her car to "clean" it just so I could drive. We have been through some much together. I have had so many memories with Shaye that I would be here all night writing about them. Needless to say Shaye is a really good friend and will always be my best friend. Now Shaye is happily married and living in Arizona and I couldn't be happier for her.



Ashley and I have been friends since we were 10 years old! She even still has the party favor I gave her at my 10th birthday party! When Ash and I get together its like we never stop laughing. There were times where her mom would be trying to have a serious talk with us and we couldn't stop laughing and she would get so mad at us!! haha We have been through so much together from Vista nights driving home late with me and Shaye, to being my friend through beauty school (until she dropped out lol). In the summer of 05' Ash and I thought it would be fun to move to Utah together and take a step out into the real world of living on our own! We had so much fun out there we had to make our own dinners and do our own grocery shopping.. We learned this independent stuff together.. We learned a lot about each other and went through so much together and it has helped our friendship grow stronger. Ashley was my gym motivation, Business partner, Shopping buddy, pretty much my partner in crime.. And now Ashley is married and living in Texas for a little while. Love yah girl..




Corinn and I became friends my senior year in high school. I first thought she wasn't very nice and then one day in seminary I really needed a mirror so I could finish my make up so I sucked it up and asked if she had one that I could possibly borrow. Of course she did and its all history from there.. haha Corinn and I would ride to school every morning and annoy Kyle with me about his driving. One night when she stayed the night at my house it got hot so I opened up the window. I thought Corinn was asleep, but as soon as I layed back down to go to sleep she reached up and shut the window! lol We have always thought that was funny and still laugh about it.. She is an an awesome person we always just sit there and laugh at each other. We always seemed to come up with the most random sayings about the weirdest things.. I was able to go to Utah with her family to be at the temple when she got sealed to her husband. It was such a wonderful experience and I am so happy for her that she was able to do that. I am so grateful that Corinn had a mirror that day in seminary otherwise I dunno where this friendship would be =)

Andrea and Brooke are 2 amazing girls that I have become best friends with. We are all so different in our own ways but we all get along so well. We all understand each other very well and are pretty much have been together everyday for the past year! lol I have known Andrea since I was in 5Th grade but didn't really start hanging out all the time till last summer. She is such a fun girl and is an amazing hairstylist. I was so glad when she started working with me cause now we really do spend everyday single day together.. Brooke and I started hanging out this summer.. She was already friends with Andrea, and she was over at Andrea's one night and Brooke and I started watching the show MXC. We have never laughed so hard and that's when we became friends! Both Brooke and Andrea have been there for me through thick and thin and have been supportive of me. They made me realise I can really be myself and don't need to change for dumb guys or anyone else. They have made me feel comfortable with who I am. I couldn't ask for anyone better then these 2 girls this past year. From beach trips to learning how to wake board, my dumb moments, and my crying we have all been there for each other.
I didn't really have time to write about each and every person that I have ever crossed paths with but if I didn't include you I'm sorry don't take it personally it is late and I would be here
forever if I started writing about everyone! And there are many of my guy friends that have been there for me, been a shoulder to cry on, and supported me even if I made a stupid mistake, I don't think I need to name names but the ones that read this will understand it.. but these few girls have been on my mind a lot lately and I don't think they realise how much I really do care for them and appreciate everything they have done for me and I will never forget that. I feel truly blessed and am thankful for having met such wonderful people in my life to help me get through times where I have really needed someone.. I love all of you very much!! and I love all of my friends!! You all are AMAZING!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Life's Many Worries...

Growing up I never seemed to worry about anything. But as I have gotten older I have come to realise that everything pretty much scares me. I am majorly afraid of the usual things such as the dark, snakes, spiders, and all that fun stuff. As I have done different things in my life and met different people I've learned that I really am a chicken..

One thing that scares me is missing limbs. When a person is missing parts of their bodies such as arms, legs, fingers, eyes, and so on really freaks me out for some reason. I know that sounds really mean but the thought of it just seems to give me chills that really scares me. I discovered that there really is a phobia for missing limbs and its called apotemnophobia.

I also have a horrible fear of Dolls. You know the porcelain ones that are for display only. My grandma had tons of them and whenever I saw them I would turn them around so they would face the wall.. Anywhere I slept I would have to turn them or I couldn't sleep. This started when my uncle told my cousin and I this story about dolls.

Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Graveyards, Wheel Chairs, Hearing Aids, Canes, and all that hospital stuff grosses me out. I am not quite sure if its the smell or the way it looks or what they do or what, but it really seems to scare me. Whenever there would be an activity or service project that involved going to hospitals or singing to the old people, I never seemed to go to them. So its still a mystery to me as to why these many different things scare me but I cant even touch them or it makes me feel really gross.. I tried to overcome this by doing hair in a nursing home but that didn't last. I ended up going home almost everyday crying.

I am deathly afraid of the dark and being home alone at night. When my parents go out of town I can never stay home alone. There have been times where I will just sit on my bed and cry because I start thinking of all the possibilities that could happen when I am there alone. Such as someone could come in and kidnap me. I could be cooking and forget to turn the stove off and while I sleep the house could burn down. I could come home from being gone and forgot to lock the door and someone could be anywhere inside my house. Needless to say there are many possibilities that could happen while I am alone.

When my parents would go out on date nights I could never go to sleep until I knew my parents were home safely in bed. I would sit upstairs in the window and just look outside watching all the cars go by waiting for that one car that would have my parents in them.. I wouldn't be worried about myself at home, I would sit there and worry about if something has happened to them. What if they got in a car accident or hit by some crazy driver, would I ever see them again? These are all things that crossed my mind while waiting for them to pull in the driveway.

These are just some of my fears. I wish I wasn't such a chicken and could be a carefree.. I think that I have a brain that just doesn't stop thinking. I think and think and think and scare myself so bad that it has resulted in many sleepless nights. But as I start thinking these many things that just make me who I am. Its what makes me... ME!!!

Mandi "ism's"

So I have a tendency to say things without thinking. That just comes with being blonde I guess. So all summer everyone has been keeping track of the "dumb" things that come out of my mouth. For Example here is a list of just some of my sayings or things I have learned this summer:

Sushi... Like from Ireland?

Whats a Vatican?

Is it supposed to do that?

"I always spell my last name wrong when I write in cursive"

Louisiana is the country shaped as a boot..

A roach has more meanings then just a nasty bug..

Everything comes from the grocery store..

Are there beaches in China?

Are there hurricanes in California?

Do penguins have knees?

Where is the light coming from.. huh my flashlight?

Who is Sara Palin? Isn't she McCains wife?

How do I vote?

What's a hermafroditie?

These are just a few of the many things that come out of my mouth daily.. Needless to say everytime I speak, I am not exactly sure what will come out.