Monday, November 23, 2009


she is entertaining.

she dances.

she makes monkey noises at me when i call the house.

she is a mad swimmer.

she is proud to be a........... bulldog ( i bet you thought i was going to say AMERICAN)

and i sort of love her... but just a little... BUT DON'T TELL HER!

she is IVY.
my little seester.

Not cool Sydney, not cool at ALL!

So My sister informed me that I had left my brother Gunnar out of my THANKFUL blog.

This was NOT intentional!

I LOVE my litlle BROTHER. He is an amazing little dude.

He has always held a special place in my heart AND has always amazed me with his intelligence!

He really IS a GENIUS!

He is super creative and smart and handsome and cool.

Yeah he is quiet BUT he is still rad.

So this post is to GUNNAR.

The coolest 11 year old I know.

To everyone who reads this blog, I suck at being a big sister.

She is so cute!

Don't believe ME???
check her out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Thankful Heart

I was reading a friends blog, and she just listed (with some cute pics) some of the things she is thankful for! At the end of her post she challenged to think of all the things you are thankful for. I have been listing the things I am thankful for everyday this last week and found that there is so much the my Heavenly Father has blessed my little life with!

Here are some other things I am so thankful for:

1.) FAMILY: I LOVE LOVE LOVE my family. My parents are amazing and give me so much! I am grateful for their example & that they are sstill in love! (&&&& I am grateful they let me move back home a bajillion times!) I also have the best brothers and sisters!

2.)Friends!I have had wonderful friends, and some crappy ones too. I am still grateful for their influence in my life! It has made me grow as a person!

3.) Gospel! I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and for my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am grateful for my ward family, my loving Bishopric and for my wonderful Relief Society! I am thankful for the knowledge I have of God's Plan of Happiness and that we have the ability to attend the Temple, make covenants with God, and seal our families together for eternity!

4.) School! I am so graeful for the opportunity I have to gain an education, and futher my knowledge in both academics and spiritual aspects. I love the Insitutute and am so grateful that it has been put together, it is where I have made many friends!

This is harder to do than you think, I am so gratful for so many things and it is hard to put into words ALL that I am gratful for.

I am grateful for my health, my car, my job, my home, food, all of my senses and that I can read! I am grateful for Jesus Christ, My Savior and friend. I am gratful I can worship with music, I am gratful for my talents and for the many opportunities the Lord has provided that I may further expand my talents. I am thankful for my cozy bed, I am grateful for Hawaii and the besties I made there. I am grateful for the people my Heavenly Father has put in my life who help me stretch and grow and become a better person! I am grateful for my hands, and my feet. I am grateful for my pioneer heritage and I am grateful for lives they lived that allows me to have all that I do today. I am grateful for the encouragment that many leaders, friends and family (& family friends) give me daily to just get through each day! I am gratful for the Scriptures and for the nuggets of truth I can find in them everyday!

I AM SO BLESSED!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

a real blog post is coming soon, i promise!

Hair grows long!

I love this song. &&&& I want a cute boy to sing it to me someday. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thank you, OCTOBER is over.

I really am so excited it is NOVEMBER! The real holiday festivities can now begin! I LOVE IT!

As you noticed form my last post, I am not that big of a fan of Halloween. I DO like the fall season.. I'm just not too fond of Halloween. BUT the real holiday's are within grasp! Is Christmas music on 99.9 yet? Probably. I LOVE IT!

Halloween was ok. I had a couple of parties to attend, missed some BUT the one's I did go to were fun. First off was a YSA (yes, I am still single.) activity. It was a dance. I didn't dress up BUT I had fun anyways. I danced my little heart out to the usual YMCA, Dancing Queen, Cha-Cha slide etc.... I also had a ward Halloween party. FUN! I love my ward. I won a contest.... the "Jonas Brothers Ring Contest" I was blindfolded and had to put a sticker as close as I could to the ring finger of a JOBRO on a poster. I won a ring-pop. How cool am I? I get to marry a JOBRO. yay me. :) I dressed up as Tigerlilly. Shredded T-shirt and feathers, and a little bit of war paint.
This weekend, on the actual day of Halloween I went to the Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat bash at the Hunt's. I got to pass out loads of candy to kids dressed up. HOW FUN. Shortly after that I went to another YSA (still single) activity. There was this random Haunted House inside the church. (is that allowed?? ha) It wasn't really scary, but I don't do haunted ANYTHING. I did wet my pants, but just a little bit. I danced a little and met up with old friends. (Did I mention I wasn't dressed up? everyone asked me "what are you?" and I said "A Sydney".) How fun.

Thank goodness it's all over! YAY for the REAL HOLIDAYS!!!

Me winning the JOBRO poster & My ring pop engagment ring. LUCKY!

ME & Becka.

Me & JENNI, We let boys paint our fingernails..... SCARY!

This was an FHE where we carved pumpkins. Ours turned out horrid,
BUT I got to wear gloves so I didn't get pumpkin guts all over me.