Saturday, December 27, 2008


I don't think there has ever been a better dog..... He will surely be missed by all. The sweetest big dog you could find. Owen loved to just be right in his face all the time and Bradley would just stare back. He would never snap or bite no matter how annoying someone would get with him. Owen also loved to sit on him like a horse. Bradley would just lay and let him. He would get as happy as a puppy when someone would pet him. Also, when he would go on walks you could hear him a mile away, he would get so excited. He was a very loveable dog and his family, the Sugden's, miss him tremendously. Newton is also pretty lonely to not have his big brother/buddy around. Rest in Peace Bradley, we all love you! And sorry, Melis and Jeff, for your loss. He's been with your family for years....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

8 Things

8 Of my Favorite Books
1) Twilight books
2) Believing Christ
3) Anything by Mary Higgins Clark
4) Mysteries
5) A Child called it
6) Whatever someone tells me is a good book
I don't get to read too often

8 Things That Happened Yesterday
1) Taveon waking me up at 5.....What a cutie...
2) Got ready
3) Played with Maggie and took pics
4) Crocheted a hat
5) Spent time with my Mom
6) Went to a wedding reception in Provo
7) Finished Christmas shopping
8) Wrapped Presents!
Busy Day!

8 Things To Look Forward To-
1) Christmas
2) Starting School again
3) Picking a Major haha
4) New York in Spring
5) Maggie getting better
6) Summer!
7) Starting my new calling as a sunbeam teacher!! I'm really excited :-D
8) My Future!

8 Things On My Wish List-
1) Being out of debt
2) Finishing School
3) Being healthy
4) Getting my own place
5) To travel the world!
6) Live somewhere tropical for a while
7) You know, the usual. Having a happy healthy family!
8) I can't think of anymore, my life is pretty good :)

8 Things I Love About Winter-
1) Christmas
2) Coats and scarves (I'm with Kenzie on this one)
3) Christmas lights and songs
4) The snow is gorgeous for pics!
5) Fun in the snow
6) Christmas movie with hot cocoa and a fire.....Perfect!
7) Family getting together
8) Christmas carols!

8 To Tag -
1) Amy
2) Megan
3) Randi
4) Melissa
5) Michelle
6) Melanie
7) Lori
8) Jess

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Work Christmas Luncheon

We are one lucky group!! Not only did we get a company Christmas party, but we got a Christmas luncheon also!! At none other than the Cheesecake Factory!! Yum yum yum..... It was delicious!! If anyone goes there, I HIGHLY recommend the Avacado Eggrolls, possibly the best appetizer I've ever had. Their White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake was delish as well!! It was a lot of fun! We also all got certificates for our "part" that we play in our group. I was named "Head Cheerleader" and here is the cheer that was made for me. "Ready, okay. From morning till night, group spirit is her fight" Haha it was kind of cute. We also did white elephant gifts. I got two magnets, one says "Next Mood Swing 0:06" and another one that said "The trouble with getting to work on time, is that it makes work too long" haha. Ya, needless to say, no one wanted to trade with me. I do have some pretty funny pictures though. Tye got reindeer ears that are actually for a dog. While he was trying them on, I took a picture at the exact time that the strap came up and hit him in the nose! Can I say perfect timing??? It was hilarious! Enjoy the pics! Love to all!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Company Christmas Party!

Oh boy.....Was this interesting... Haha. We had our Company Christmas party at the Little America this year. We had a Murder Mystery dinner. The place was beautiful, the entertainment was all right. But being at our table is what made it fun!! :-) The theme of the Murder Mystery were us being an audience for an Oscar Nominee thingy... haha They were handing out "Oscars" for some of the group leaders for a job well done in some way. Well, our boss got an award for bringing in some money.... They called his name to come up and......nothing......he walked out into the hall. So they then called Christy to come up to accept the award for him. The next thing I know, is that I'm down on the ground......ya.....Christy ripped me out of my chair to come up with her, I wasn't prepared so I dropped to the ground, once she finally got me back up, I looked over and Amy was laying across the chairs cause Christy was pulling her to come up as well haha. It was hilarious to see, I'm sure. People said we looked like two Rag Dolls that Christy pulled up. So we had to go on stage, Amy and I both said something to accept the award, while Christy just stood there, haha It was pretty funny and quite the show!! I wish I had it on video!! It was great! At least the highlight of my night! Here are some pics, kinda blurry but they work. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008


Can you believe it!?!?! That's how much I paid to fill my ENTIRE tank of gas!! Now tell me who's not jealous.... ;-)

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Wow! Is anyone else as surprised as me at how fast time flies!! I can't believe Christmas is only a month away. This year has flown by and has been very eventful..... A lot has happened this year. Craziness..... Anyway, obviously we just had Thanksgiving! Yay!! I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner this year for my fam, it was great! We had a big dinner with everyone except for Mel and Trav of course. We sure missed you guys this year, but also jealous that you were able to go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade! ;-) haha Then my mom and I brought dinner for Michelle and her family since they weren't able to join the entire family cause Maggie has a plethora of equipment. Here are some pics of both lovely days. Gotta love family. I don't know what I would do without them. I love you all!!! :-D

Monday, November 17, 2008

Disney on Ice!

On Saturday, I took Hailey and Taveon to Disney on Ice!! It was a blast and the kids loved it. They were screaming and so excited to be there. We all really enjoyed it. I would definitely go again. Hailey's favorite part was the princesses. Taveon's was Nemo. They're freakin' cute!! Hailey wanted to be sure that we got a lot of pictures so we could show Aunt Melanie. Here you go Mel!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pheasant Hunting!

Yep! That's right everyone, I went Pheasant hunting for my very first time EVER last Saturday. I went with some friends from work down to Gunnison, the trailer had a bit of an issue on the way down, but thank goodness we were with people who knew what they were doin when it comes to cars. I didn't think I would be able to shoot a bird cause it is a live animal. But I did it! I hit my first Hen!! It was a lot of fun to be out there for so long and to shoot clay pigeons for practice. I know some would think it's cruelty to animals, but I will be eating it. How many of you eat chicken!?!? I rest my case :) I also skinned it, which may be the last time I will do that..... haha I did it with my eyes closed :-D haha Here are some sweet pics from our fun adventure!! Thanks again Zach!! It was a blast!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Visiting Maggie!

Here are some pics of when we went to go visit Maggie. I wish I would have gotten more pictures of her with her parents, but so much was going on and they went for a walk around the hospital. Maggie's surgery went well. She struggled the first couple of days, but I think she looks great now! She seems happy and she is learning so much, it's crazy! I feel since she is still so small that she shouldn't be able to pick things up and recognize things, it's awesome and she's a sweetheart. She'll hopefully be coming home tomorrow!!! I do have to say that Michelle, Sean, and the kids definitely have their work cut out for them. It's a lot of work to take care of a trach. But I know they can do it, they've been doing awesome so far!! Good job guys!! Anyway, here a few pics of the sweet girl and her fam!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Taveon!

I have been watching the kids for a while while Maggie has been in the hospital so on Nov. 7th it was Taveon's birthday. We just had a small get together while my Dad was in town. It was a lot of fun. He got LOTS of toys and a BIKE!!! And loves them all!! Take a look at the pics!!! Also, I forgot to mention yesterday that I was able to help in the nursery at church yesterday!! They want me to help out until my calling starts in January. So I helped in the nursery, the 3 year olds, and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun! I loved it!! The kids are great and are so freakin cute! Also, the other teachers are a very fun and nice couple. I really enjoyed it and am excited to help out for the next few weeks! Stay tuned for my hunting pictures! Yep, that's right, Mindy did say HER HUNTING pictures, hard to believe, I know. ;)

Sunday, November 9, 2008


So it's been a while since I've updated. It's been a little hectic lately. So I'll be making a few posts in a short period of time trying to catch up. :) So first off. I went to California!!! Ya, it was a short trip but it was a lot of fun. The car ride down was great! There was Christy, Jennie, Errin, Davey, Kai, and me. It was a blast driving down, we were all a little crazy. While I was down there, I was able to visit and go to dinner with my Grandma Taylor, we also went and saw Chloie. It was really good to see them both and I can see how happy and spoiled Chloie is down there so I'm really happy about that :) Thanks Grandma! It was a lot of fun to visit also. The next day I went to Yucaipa to visit with my Grandma and Grandpa Mckinney. My Grandma and I crocheted together for a while. Then we visited. My Grandpa is struggling a bit, but he's definitely a champ!! They're adorable. My aunt and cousins also came a visited for a little bit so it was a lot of fun to visit with them all. The last day I was there was a Saturday. So my Dad, Julieta and me went to Big Bear Lake to look around for a while, then went down to Palm Springs. We shopped a little and went to dinner at a place called Las Casuelas Terraza. It was pretty cool. There was live music there and it was outside. The band were older men but they were amazing and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. We also saw our family crest! That was cool, it even says that our family motto is "To Accomplish" I thought that was pretty awesome cause I had no idea what our crest even means. But the colors are yellow and green, with a dragon on the shield and a blue lion on the knights head. Pretty cool. All in all, it was a great vacation!! Stay tuned for more updates! Beware.....Pictures galore!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Soccer and Tea Parties!

Saturday was a lot of fun! I was able to go to Hannah's Soccer game, and she did awesome! Good job Han!!! It was a lot of fun to watch and take pics. It's always a plus when her team wins also!! It was a lot of fun with the fam there. The kids seemed to have a lot of fun as well! That night, I went over to Michelle's to help Hailey build a castle out of rocks! It's awesome so far but I won't take a picture until it's the finished product, hopefully soon! After working so hard on building the castle, Hailey had a great idea to have a tea party! So I styled her hair for the occasion and she put on her cute little dress. We then baked and frosted some cookies! Yummm...... And had some hot chocolate and of course had some girl talk ;-) What a tea party! Here are some pics!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

I've got a bit to update. First off, the 16th was National Boss Day so Amy and I decorated my bosses office, we of course did it in a Halloween theme. It turned out way cute though and it was a lot of fun!! I then went to dinner with Kenzie and her husband Joe, thanks guys! Love you Kenz and we've got to go out soon again!! Also, I'm going to be out of town next week so we had our Halloween celebration this week. We had dinner, frosted cookies, and Carved Pumpkins!! We had a blast! We also went to my bosses son's Haunted House in Provo, the Scream Asylum. Check it out, it's awesome! Part of it is 3-D, we had a lot of fun and scary. At least to me!! My boss thought he would be funny and scare all of us at work..... Well, it worked with me! You'll see a pic of him in his costume. I was ok looking at him, until he looked at me and started walking slowly towards me.....Ya, I was at my desk, huddled in a corner telling him to go away, then he came and scratched my back with those long fingers....... haha, I may be a baby but he was like 10 feet tall and it's a freaky looking costume. He's funny.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Little Getaway!

Oh man! I can't tell you how much I needed this little weekend getaway!! And it was soooo good to see Naomi again. Here's a little overview of what we did. I arrived to Naomi's in St. George on Wednesday night. We went to dinner and I was exhausted from the trip so we just watched "Batman Begins" and went to bed. The next morning, we went shopping!! Yay! That night, we headed to Mesquite to stay the night at the Oasis. So we went to dinner, then to a movie. We took Melanie's suggestion and saw "Ghost Town" oh my goodness, it was Hilarious!! I also would recommend that movie to anyone who wants a good laugh. It was cute! The next morning we headed to Vegas. We just took a walk down the strip to the Coke and M&M factory and of course saw the amazing Bellagio fountains! My favorite part of Vegas! We also had lunch at the Harley Davidson Cafe, gotta love it! We then went to the outlets until we headed back to St. George and we had dinner with her husband, Nate. On Saturday, Naomi and I headed up to to the Grand Canyon. It was freezing, but beautiful! We also met some older cute couples, they were so sweet and funny. Anyway, here are some pics! Also, Naomi and Nate, thanks so much for letting me stay with you!! I had a blast!! One more thing, my niece Hannah also had her birthday Happy Birthday Hannah! :) So in the slide, is a pic of the blanket I made for her.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fun fun fun!!

I'm leaving town on Wednesday so I thought I'd post a little update before I left. A couple saturdays ago, I took the boys to the park to play and so I could take some pics of them. I think they're favorite part was the swings!! We had a lot of fun. Poor little Owen couldn't do all the things that Jesse could cause he was so small. He was a little sad. But I think he still had fun! :) My cousin Sarah and her boyfriend Jason came in to town for only a day, but it was a lot of fun to be with them. We went to lunch, then took them around the Salt Lake Temple cause Jason has never been to Utah before. We then went to Dustins and visited and played a little PR ;-) haha it was a lot of fun. The kids also had a blast dressing up!! They kept asking me to take their pictures haha they had fun! That's about it! Just some fun with family!! I absolutely love it! And I can't wait to leave for St. George on thursday, it will be awesome! And VERY much needed!! :-D Sorry there is a ton of pictures this time..... One more thing. Please everyone prayer for little Maggie, she really needs all the prayers she can get right now so she can get better, get off her oxygen, and avoid getting a tracheotomy. She's a sweet little girl and handles things amazingly, considering what she's been through. We are all hoping and praying for the best with her and her family. I love you guys!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I am: Ready for a vacation!
I found: That I need to focus on who I want to become in all aspects of my life.
I think: Way too much
I know: That everything will be ok :)
I want: A lot of things. For one, be out of debt!!! It's not terrible, but enough to make me stress
I dislike: That my teeth just cost me $1,000!!!!! Unbelievable!
I miss: The good ole stress free days.....Can't even remember when they were
I fear: Underwater Creatures haha
I feel: Peaceful but determined! :-D
I hear: That Ghost Town is pretty dang funny! Thanks Mel, I'll have to watch it!
I smell: Lickable haha that's what people tell me anyway.
I crave: Sweets when they're unavailable, but when there's a lot around, I don't want any....Weird.....
I usually: Procrastinate, but I realize if you just get it done it's one last thing you have to worry about! I'm still workin on it
I search: Everywhere for that one thing I can't find....Can anyone else relate?
I wonder: What goes through peoples heads sometimes, where does their "logic" come from!?!
I regret: Nothing, isn't that how you learn and grow?
I wish: I knew the future. But then it wouldn't be as exciting..
I love: My family, puppies, kids, the beach, hugs, etc. etc. etc.
I care: A great deal about the people I love
I always: Think of ways I need to improve. It doesn't take too much thinking, it's pretty obvious.....
I worry: Of losing a loved one
I remember: The good, happy, exciting, butterfly in your stomach kinda of times throughout my life :-D
I sing: All the time (ask my coworkers) but I could use some improvement ;)
I don't always: Think twice before speaking.
I write: Down EVERYTHING!!! Goals, To do's, etc... I've got post-its galore and check out my cell phone calendar. I don't have that much of a memory
I win: Very seldom. I did win a Kitchen Aid Blender at my company party at Clarke! Yep, that's a great win!! :) That's about it
I lose: All the time, needless to say, I'm not a poor loser haha
I listen: To music all the time
I don't understand: A lot of things. For one, liars....People, no matter what you think, the truth will ALWAYS come out, not sometimes, or once in a while but ALWAYS, I just don't get it. Lying gets you nowhere in life. Sometimes, it's frustrating.... (sorry about my ranting, but I've been lied to way too much) :)
I can usually be found: At work or with family
I forget: Everything....Remember all my post-its!?!
I am happy: When people around me are happy

I TAG: Megan, Amy, and Naomi

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I see that I haven't updated in a while so I'm just gonna do a quick overview. I don't have many pics this time. But I'll be sure to have more with my next post! :-) Not much has happened since the last post. My life isn't too exciting :-( Oh well. I do have a few pictures when I had a few friends over and we had dinner and played Guitar Hero, Rock on!! It was a lot of fun. Chalise and Chad are some of my favorite people so it was awesome that they could come over!! My brother in law Sean had a birthday on September 25th, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN!! Also, I had another friend get married just yesterday! Congrats Julie and Seth!! They are way cute. I went to the wedding with Errin and Mason, it was a lot of fun cause we just went to dinner after and talked forever, it was nice to catch up and talk! Randi also had her little girl Reagan! How exciting! Congrats to her and her hubby as well!! Let's see.... That's about all that's happened. I will be going to St. George and Vegas in a couple weeks though with Naomi! Wahoo!! I'm very excited!!! :-D Oh ya, I almost forgot, I also went with a few friends to the Melting Pot!! I have never spent so much money on food in my life. But you've got to get the experience, right!?! ;-) It was fun though, we are going back for dessert another night! Yummm......

Friday, September 5, 2008


Yep, I am still here in the blogging world, I've just been busy though with work and all, but here's a little update for the last month. Melanie and Travis moved to New York!! We are all very excited for them but will miss them terribly, they are only moving out there for hopefully only about 9 months for Trav to go to school. So we spent some time with them before they left, we helped them move and had a little get together for them up in Milcreek Canyon, just a fun dutch oven dinner with the fam. It was a blast, but at the same time sad that they had to move. Don't worry though, we're all making plans to go visit!! How exciting!! :D We love you guys! Also in August, I had my company party! That was a lot of fun, BJ came along with me and we had a blast. We had dinner then played some volleyball and of course had a snow cone! Yum!! And we even climbed the rock wall. It looks easier than you think but surprisingly, I made it to the top! :-) Wahoo!! Another fun thing we did, was spend a night camping with BJ's parents up in Mirror Lake, it was so pretty up there and was pretty fun!! BJ, being the fish that he is, jumped into Mirror Lake for a little swim. Ya, it was freezing cold!! haha, but he loved it! Here are some pics to show all the fun of the past month! I think pictures really tell the story...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hailey's Birthday!

August 3rd was Hailey's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAILEY!! We had a lot of fun, we went to Michelle's with the whole fam had a BBQ, and played games, it was a lot of fun!! I love being with family. They are a blast!!! And of course, I have more pictures! Would you expect anything less!?!? haha

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I know, I know.... It's been a while since I've updated. But here I am to tell you what fun things I've been up to!!! Well, It's been a month, so I'll try to keep things straight. I also have a lot of pics! Hope you enjoy! Cause that's my favorite thing to see on peoples blogs are pictures! Anyway, here I go!! First off, I forgot to mention that two of my close friends got married!! Yay! Kristin and Megan! Congrats girls! Love you much! I then had my birthday! :) So me and some friends went to dinner and of course to go see Hancock!! How can I not see Hancock when it comes out on my Birthday!?!? Come on, if any of you know me, you know I love Will Smith! haha, it was a pretty good movie though. Then on the 3rd, were the Eaglewood fireworks!! Can't miss those!! So BJ and I went up there with Melissa and her fam, it was a lot of fun! On the 4th, we celebrated BJ's niece, Trinity's, birthday and went to fireworks at Thanksgiving Point. Way cool! A few birthdays went by for the month of July also. So here's a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jessica, Lori, Naomi, Melissa, Melanie, and Kenzie!! And another wedding, Alex and Elisabeth Martin, so congrats to them! Oh ya! I also helped a baby bird! I woke up one morning with something hitting my window and chirping very loudly, so I finally got up to see what it was. It was a poor baby bird who fell in my window well and couldn't get out. So I helped the little guy out. When I came back into my room, he was there again!! But don't worry, this time I took him far away to where his parents were. I hope he's doin alright! So one night, a few of us went to Milcreek Canyon to have a fire! Ya, it turned out to be more of a smoke haha some people stole our wood so our "fire" was pretty pathetic, but we still had a blast!! I'll have to post some pictures of that night up later. We were all pretty crazy and just had fun! My Dad came into town and brought his wife Julieta and Step son Ben. It was fun to have them here! We went and had dinner with them up in Park City on Friday, then on Saturday, we all went to Lagoon!! Man that was fun but I forgot how exhausting it is! haha We all had a blast though. Ben may be moving to America within the next 2 years! He lives in England right now. But we are all really excited if he comes out here cause he is a lot of fun and totally fits in with our family! Well that's about all the major exciting things that have been happening. So take a look at my pics! And I'll try to stay updated more often, sorry!!