Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I just remembered!

So I just remembered something that probably a lot of people don't know about Junior year of High School, I seriously considered joining the Marine's. Weird I know, but I thought hey, they pay for school, and I'll get into shape! Luckily I started dating Aaron.....

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another tag!

Five Things About Me
1. What was I doing 10 years ago: Hm....I was 11! It's awesome I know! I was anxiously getting ready to be in Young Womens!

2. 5 things on my to-do list today: 1-Design a wedding album 2-Burn a set of wedding pictures 3-make dinner 4-Photog business paperwork 5-Go to bed early!

3. What snacks do I enjoy: white cheddar popcorn, yogurt,???.

4. What would I do if I were suddenly a billionaire: Buy a house, pay off our car, have both of us quit our jobs, buy a whole bunch of photography equipment, (including a studio location), invest, and then donate the rest to the church!

5. One thing people don't know about me: There isn't a lot that people don't already know about me. But one thing, I worry about everything! My mind is constantly in worst-case-scenario mode! I don't know why, that's just how I am.

Tag 5 people,
Teresa, Jessica, Caitlyn, Serena, Mandy

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Just in case you wanted to know....

These are really fun! And luckily pretty affordable! This way you can keep all your blogging like a journal! It's great!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Memory Monday

As per request today's memory will be about how Aaron and I met. In this picture we had been dating for a while already, but it is from a long time ago, so yeah. In October of 2002, Ashley and I were talking to her friend Brandon, and the three of us decided that it would be fun to go play tennis, and Ashley mentioned Aaron, and suggested that Brandon should bring him too. Brandon and Aaron are really good friends. It was a plan! That following Saturday the four of us played tennis. I still remember everything he was wearing. He was wearing a tan beanie, his gray sweatshirt, and his North Carolina basketball shorts, oh and tennis shoes. However, once I saw him, I was a little embarrassed. I thought he was very good looking, and I had just rolled out of bed, thrown up my hair, and put on sweats and a t-shirt. We were playing tennis, nothing fancy. I noticed he was really funny, and athletic. Both of which I liked. There was one big problem though. He wouldn't talk to me. He was 22, and I was 16. As he puts it "I thought she was cute, but WAY too young!" He would purposely ignore me any time we were around each other after that. So we met, but that was about it. Except for me, I was sure I was in love!

Six months later we started dating on a fluke. Ashley and Brandon were dating, and her parents only wanted her going on double dates, and since Aaron was friends with Brandon, and I was friends with Ashley, Aaron and I dated....I guess. Once he started talking to me it was great! I was never able to talk to guys like I was able to talk to him. We had been hanging out a lot, thanks to Ashley and Brandon going on a lot of dates. I could tell he started liking me, and became more ok with my age, because he started flirting a ton, and he became very affectionate. He would always put his arm around me, or hug me, or even just stand close to me. It was kind of funny! But I didn't mind, because remember? I was in love. Brandon kept telling me that I should just kiss him, or else nothing will ever happen. This is because as Brandon said, Aaron never kisses a girl first. Usually hearing that would just make me not want to, how in love with himself is he? Heavenly Father obviously knew something I didn't because one night when Aaron walked me to my car, we were standing there talking for a while, and I asked him a question, before he could answer, I kissed him. Much to the surprise of both of us! And then it was official!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Work in Progress

Aaron's website has been a long work in progress, and there is still work to be done. However, it now has wedding demos on it, and he is very excited. Check it out! And check back often, he is still updating it and putting more demos up!

Aaron Blair Productions

Friday, February 15, 2008

Too Often

Yesterday at Northern Illinois University, there was yet again, a shooting. I have heard mixed reports, but something like 5-7 people have been killed. This is happening far too often. I can't help but wonder what in the world happened to these people that makes them think it's ok to do this sort of thing! My heart breaks for anyone involved in this shooting or any shooting. This is how often these horrible tragedies are happening! (Warning: If you get easily upset, don't read on.)

February 2 1996, Moses Lake, Washington--Two students and one teacher killed, one other wounded when 14-year-old opened fire on algebra class.

February 19 1997, Bethel, Alaska--Headteacher and student shot dead and two others injured by 16-year-old boy who is now serving a 210-year sentence.

October 1 1997, Pearl, Mississippi--Sixteen-year-old boy stabbed mother to death before going to school and shooting nine students, two fatally.

December 1 1997, West Paducah, Kentucky--Three students killed and five injured by 14-year-old student who opened fire in corridor of Heath high school.

March 24 1998, Jonesboro, Arkansas--Four girls and a teacher killed and 10 others wounded at middle school by two boys, aged 11 and 13, who fired from woods during false fire alarm.

April 24 1998, Edinboro, Pennsylvania--Science teacher shot and killed at James W Parker middle school dance by 14-year-old pupil.

May 19 1998, Fayetteville, Tennessee--Three days before graduation, 18-year-old student opens fire in car park of high school, killing classmate who was dating his ex-girlfriend.

May 21 1998, Springfield, Oregon--Fifteen-year-old boy kills parents before opening fire in Thurston high school cafeteria, killing two students and injuring 22.

April 20 1999, Littleton, Colorado--Two students throw explosives and open fire on students at Columbine high school, killing 12 students and one teacher, and wounding 23, before killing themselves.

November 19 1999, Deming, New Mexico--Twelve-year-old boy shoots 13-year-old student in the head at Deming middle school, killing her.

February 29 2000, Mount Morris Township, Michigan--Six-year-old girl shot dead at Buell elementary school near Flint, Michigan, by six-year-old classmate.

May 26 2000, Lake Worth, Florida--Thirteen-year-old student shot dead English teacher on last day of classes after teacher refused to let him talk with two girls in classroom.

March 5 2001, Santee, California--Two killed and 13 wounded by 15-year-old student firing from a toilet at Santana high school.

April 14 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana--One student killed and three wounded at John McDonogh high school by four teenagers, who were not students at the school, in a gang-related shooting.

April 24 2003, Red Lion, Pennsylvania--Fourteen-year-old killed headteacher of Red Lion area junior high school before killing himself.

September 24 2003, Cold Spring, Minnesota--Two students shot dead at Rocori high school by 15-year-old boy, who is awaiting

Nov. 22, 2004: Sixteen-year-old boy is accused of fatally shooting one student and wounding three others outside Strawberry Mansion High in Philadelphia. The attack apparently was over a $50 debt in a rap contest. Keels is set to stand trial on murder charges later this month.

March 21, 2005: Sixteen-year-old boy shot and killed five schoolmates, a teacher and an unarmed guard at a high school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota before taking his own life. Weise had earlier killed his grandfather and hisgrandfather's companion.

Aug. 24, 2006: A man, went to an elementaryschool in Essex, Vermont, looking for his ex-girlfriend, a teacher. He couldn't find her and fatally shot one teacher and wounded another, police said. Williams also killed his ex-girlfriend's mother, according to authorities. He shot himself twice in the head ater the rampage and was arrested.

Sept. 27, 2006: A man, took six girls hostage at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colo. Morrison, sexually assaulting them and using them as human shields for hours before fatally shooting one girl and killing himself.

Sept. 29, 2006: 15-year-old boy brought two guns to a school in rural Cazenovia, Wis., and fatally shot the principal, a day after the principal gave him a disciplinary warning for having tobacco on school grounds, police said

Oct. 2, 2006: A gunman took about a dozen girls hostage, killing at least three of them, at a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, police said. The shooter was among the dead, and a number of people were injured.

Jan. 3, 2007 Tacoma, Wash. An 18 year old boy, shot fellow student, 17, in the hallway of Henry Foss High School.

April 16, 2007 Blacksburg, Va. A 23-year-old Virginia Tech student, killed two in a dorm, then killed 30 more 2 hours later in a classroom building. His suicide brought the death toll to 33, making the shooting rampage the most deadly in U.S. history. Fifteen others were wounded.

Sept. 21, 2007 Dover, Del. A Delaware State Univesity Freshman, shot and wounded two other Freshman students on the University campus. He is being charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless engagement, as well as a gun charge.

Oct. 10, 2007 Cleveland, Ohio
A 14-year-old student at a Cleveland high school, shot and injured two students and two teachers before he shot and killed himself. The victims' injuries were not life-threatening.

Feb. 8, 2008 Baton Rouge, Louisiana--A nursing student shot and killed two women and then herself in a classroom at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge.

Feb. 14, 2008 DeKalb, Illinois--Gunman kills seven students and then himself, and wounds 15 more when he opens fire on a classroom at Northern Illinois University. The gunman, was identified as a former graduate student at the university in 2007.

I am sure there have been more that weren't on the list, even more before 1996. Then there are those like, the department store in Omaha Nebraska, and then Trolley Square, here in Utah, the so called "bubble"! It can happen anywhere! And with just about all of these instances, they are KIDS, taking other kids lives!
It just makes me think of the quote :
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” (-thanks Jessica! It's a good one, and very fitting in this case!)
Not that it is everyone else's fault that these people act out irrationally, but kindess towards others is never a bad thing. Besides, who know how things would have ended up, had these people had friends, and people that loved them!

Here is an interesting article if you are interested!
10 Myths about School Shootings!

PHOTO CREDIT: Chronicle photo by Eric Sumberg

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dedicated to Aaron!

Because it is Valentines Day, it seems like I am required to be really sappy and mushy about the one I love. Luckily it isn't to hard for me to do!
This is my husband. He's amazing. He is always so willing to serve others, and he has such a big heart! He works so hard to provide a good life for us, and he does a good job at it! Right now he is going out of his way to bring Cafe Rio to me at work, because that was all that sounded good to me for lunch....(pregnancy woes). (And for all of you that don't know the goodness of Cafe Rio....I'm truly sorry!) I love him, and I'm so lucky!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Memory Monday

So my friend Allison started something on her blog called memory Monday! I liked the idea, so here I am copying it! The picture is horrible quality. But it's the best I could do. Back in the day, I had been having a horrible day at work. I worked at Albertsons, it's about as close to slave labor as you can legally get! Anyway, I had been having a horrible day, I had come in contact with lots of rude people. I don't know why, it was like the day for the beasts to go shopping or something. Anyway, I went out to collect the carts in the parking lot, and noticed that my car had been toilet papered! Who does that? It was ridiculous. I was furious! Other nights, I might have been humored, but not that night! So I took my break and started calling around to people I knew to find out who did it, so I could make them come clean it up! One of the people I called was my friend Ashley. She was hanging out with her boyfriend (now husband) Brandon, and his friend (now my husband) Aaron. I had met Aaron a few times, and had a giant crush on him. Well they didn't do it, but felt bad for me, so they went and bought a slurpee, and brought it to me. It definitely made me in a better mood to see Aaron. Looking back on this picture it is a little crazy to think, we had no idea what was ahead of us!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Our First "Baby"

This is our dog Ellie. Well she was ours. We got her back in September, and shortly after found out we couldn't have her where we lived. We also found out we were pregnant. She was so much fun to play with, and she was so cute. The family that we sold her to often sends us updates on her. She went to a wonderful family that has three boys, and another dog! It was hard to give her up, but we know her life is better with them! The above picture is one that we took when we had her. The two below are pictures that her new family sent us!

Apparently she has become quite the skateboarder, and hogs the skateboard from the boys!

Monday, February 4, 2008

So Caitlyn already posted this picture on her blog, but I just had to do it too! I don't really remember a lot about when President Hinkley was called to be our prophet. So he is really the only prophet I have known. He was so amazing! But it is so exciting to be getting a new Prophet, and a new counselor! I will miss President Hinkley's spirit, and great messages, but I know that President Monson is the man to fill his shoes, and be his successor! I am also so excited about President Uchtdorf! It is incredible how far the church has come since it was first established. We now have a member of the first presidency that is from another country! It's incredible. And of course, I love President Eyring, his talks always make me so happy. He is such a happy, family oriented, man. I truly love and respect all these men!

I Got Tagged (by Jessica)

Alphabet Tag
A- Attached or Single? MARRIED!
B- Best Friend? Aaron
C- Cake or Pie? I'm with Jessica, and I'd rather have ice cream.
D- Day of Choice? Saturday morning. Farthest I can get from the next work day!
E- Essential Item? Gum
F- Favorite Color? Red
G- Gummy Bears or Worms? Neither! If I HAD to choose a gummy candy, it would be sour patch watermelon!!
H- Hometown? Mostly Provo, UT
F- Favorite Indulgence? Mud Pie
J- January or July? July- it's our anniversary month!
K- Kids? One on the way!
L- Life isn't complete without? My husband
M- Marriage date? July 31, 2004
N- Number of brothers and sisters? 4 Sisters, 2 Brothers, 5 Sister-in-laws (yes that is right because it is a title. If I was describing how they were related to me, I was say they were my law. Just so you know! I needed to explain, because I think it sounds dumb....), 1 Brother-in-law
O- Oranges or Apples? Oranges always!
P- Phobias and Fears? Recently I have become afraid of the dark. If you don't know why, ask, and I will tell you. I am also afraid of small spaces!
Q- Quote? “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” This one was Jessica's, I don't really have a favorite, but this is a good one!
R- Reason to smile? I am off work in one hour!
S- Season of choice? Spring! I love Easter, and all the new growth, and everything is turning green again, and it is just so pretty!
T- Tag five people? Amber, Melody, Ashley, Teresa, Brittany
U- Unknown fact about me? I don't know about this one. It must be so unknown that I don't even know it!
V- Vegetable? Carrots, Broccoli, Corn, Asparagus not necessarily in that order....
W- Worst Habit? Procrastinating!
X-ray or Ultrasound? For what?
Y- Your favorite food? Pasta! Carbs are my greatest weakness
Z- Zodiac Sign? Um. . .Pisces. I didn't even know, I had to look it up!

Friday, February 1, 2008

An Addendum

So, I have had a couple comments on my previous post. To answer some ideas, the first antibiotic I was put on I have been on before, and it never works, so I didn't expect it to this time either. The latter two I have never even heard of. So I don't think I have ever taken them, unless I was really little, and didn't pay attention to that stuff yet. I don't know. It's frustrating.

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