May all who enter as GUESTS, leave as FRIENDS!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kristi's Homecoming

Kristi gave her homecoming talk on Sunday and did wonderful! This is Tessa Christensen, Kristi Crampton, me and Kristy Buckway! All RM's from the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission! Go NMAM!

Viva Las Vegas!!!

On Saturday I drove down to Las Vegas to see one of my Best friends and former Mission Companions, Kristi Crampton... I love that girl to pieces! I got in at around 6ish and after going to a really expensive dinner... $350 for eight of us... we went to the Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian Hotel... I loved it!

Inside the Venetian... The Staging for the show was incredible... complete with fireworks, lightning, gunshots, and a huge chandelier that swirled above our heads in pieces... It was so Exciting! I have always loved the music of the Phantom of the Opera, since a little girl thanks to my brother Mark who would blast the music and shake the whole house. However, I had never seen the play and now I can fully appreciate and enjoy the songs now that I know what is going on!!! Here are the Ladies... Kristi Crampton, Vicki Brown, Ronda Castelli, Tessa Christensen and Kristy Buckway at the Venetian before the Show! Dale Brown.... He is hilarious... THe sign says "Always a Happy Ending"
I had such a good time! It was so much fun! Fun to catch up with friends and enjoy some of the sights of Las Vegas! I am so blessed to know so many great people!

Oh Happy Day!!

I got to drive down to St. George again on Saturday the 27th to see my friends Lauren and Steve Leavitt sealed in the St. George Temple. It was so good to see them again after all of this time. It was such a beautiful experience. I love them so much and miss them like crazy!

Look how cute they are!!! Steve is a marine and returned from Iraq not too long ago. I met them in my Dixie College Singles Ward. We had some fun Adventures at Lake Powell, camping, mudding, sp'lunking, and repelling. It was always fun when the gang got together. I love you two!

Christmas Traditions

Every year for Christmas my family has the annual Christmas Eve Party... It is so much fun and my favorite tradition is the one gift that we get to open on Christmas Eve... A new pair of Christmas Pj's that we get to wake up in Christmas Morning. This tradition started a long time ago and has continued. I look forward to it every year.

Here are the boys in their pajamas...
The Girls in their matching twister pant, pink shirt PJ's
Here are the cute "Grand Babies in thei r Pajamas... Aren't they cute? I just love them to pieces!

This is a tradition I am going to carry on forever with my own family!

Monday, December 22, 2008

St. George

I got to go back to St. George... Good Ole Dixie! I loved it! Kim and I went on the 18th and came back on the 20th. We went to my favorite restaurant, Samurai 21... if you are ever in St. George, go there it is excellent... Go on the Hibachi side. Dinner and a show!
While there I got to see Kristelle. I was so excited to see her, it had been two years to the day since I left St. George, yet it felt like I had never left. It was so fun to catch up and fill each other in on our lives these last two years.
I am so grateful for good friends! I have been reflecting on how many wonderful people I know and have met in just the last three years of my life... so many great friends! I am so blessed!

Tales of Babysitting...

Keegan... This picture was taken beforehand...
He is Adorable!

I was watching my adorable nephews the other night... All three adorable little boys, Gavin (4) Keegan (2) and Griffin (3 months). The two little boys were playing in our kids room in a big yellow tub we have full of toys. Playing Shower time... Griffin needed a bottle so I stepped into the kitchen to make him some formula and when I got back to the room there was Keegan standing in the "tub" with his pants and underwear off and Gavin Exclaiming... "He pee'd"

WHAT??? Keegan pee'd in the yellow "Tub" on all of the toys and books... hahahaha

When I asked why he pee'd in the tub he said they always pee in the shower, so he pee'd...

Tooo Cute!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Temple Square...

On those days when you are bored, alone and you just need to get out of the house. Those days when you have no place in particular to go to, I like to go to the temple grounds and take in the beauty of the temple and the peace of such hallowed ground. IT always amazes me that you can walk onto the temple grounds, right smack dab in the middle of a busy bustling city and yet it is so quiet and peaceful. It is like you take a step onto a little piece of Heaven! I love to sit and people watch as well, all the happy couples and newlyweds, children and the occasional dog. I love the temple, all temples. My temple excursions started in college down in St. George and continue to this day!

I will show you some of the highlights of my recent temple stroll in pictures!!!

I was by myself so in order to get this shot, I had to set the timer, sit down and pose...

I thought this was the cutest thing ever, here is this little old couple come riding by, almost ran me over on their little Jazzy's... ahahaha it was too cute I had to take a picture!! but I took it with my cell, so I will have to figure out how to get those off of there.

I love the angle of this picture and the way the sun is hitting the temple.

I love the temple! I hope you enjoy a little taste of my Sunday adventure!


Well, on my return home I have found and fallen in love with music all over again. After being deprived of "my music" I have taken full advantage of the internet and Barnes and Noble and the lovely playlist at the bottom of my blog! this is a very eclectic collection of some of my favorite music at this moment! Notice that Paramore is a huge part of this collection and that is just because they are a new band that I discovered recently post mission!
I love them, one of my favorite songs is their cover of "My Hero" Listen to it and LOVE it! I do!
I love music, Music, Music!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Well, this is my official unofficial review of the Movie Twilight!

I think that the movie was overall good in and of itself. Is is as good as the booK? No, of course not and I think that I would have enjoyed the movie five times more had I not read the book first. But these are the days and the experiences that we only get to have now, in our youth. Going out with a group of women, hanging out, swooning over vampires and acting like a young girl again... FUn! I had fun with my Karly and Amber and the experience was great! My first Movie theater experience since my mission and I have to say that the previews were the worst part... they were awful! Excepting HP6 I actually turned and looked away from most. Especially the movie "The Unborn" that looks horrible and way too scary and icky for me!
I still love the Twilight books and I am not giving up on the movie yet, I am going to go see it again and hope that it is better the second time around when I know not to expect to be just like the book!

Karly and I before the show!! Lovin' it!

THe LONG line waiting to go in to the show! Thankfully we were in the front of the line! It was cold, but that is a small price to pay for Twilight! All I have to say is, DON'T mess with a Twilight fan and her show, some women's fangs truly came out last night!! hahaha

Amber, me and Karly... The girls!
Yes I was sporting a Twilight shirt! Hahahaa

I really am a Holly...

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.
My input... this is pretty true... holla at me if you agree! I love you all!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Tonight is the night I have been waiting for... Since I got home! I get to go see the new movie Twilight tonight at midnight... a sneak premiere! I am so excited! I am going with friends and it is going to be a blast. I even stayed up last night until three so I wouldn't be tired tonight, although with the Steamy Twilight movie lighting the screen, I have a feeling sleep is the last thing I will want tonight!
I love it!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Returning Home...

Well, I just arrived back to the Beautiful City of the Great Salt Lake... I love it. I returned with Honor after serving faithfully a 1 year and a half mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I served and lived in New Mexico for all of that time. It is so good to be home and not at all as hard as I thought it was going to be. I love my family so much and I am so happy to be home with them and especially to see my adorable neices and nephews who are remembering me and falling in love with me already.
I am so happy to be home.
Life is good


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