Thursday, August 28, 2008


We had a blast in California which included, but is not limited to the following: shopping, eating, rock band, sitting on the beach, boogie boarding, going to the Getty Museum, and great friends!!

                                                                   The Boys

                                                                   The Girls

                                                               The Getty Museum

                                            Zack, Kim, Me, Jake, Kristin at the Getty

                                                      Me and Loren at the Getty

                                                              Jake and Loren

                                                                   The Getty

                                                                the beach house

                                             Me and Loren on the beach cruisers

our one attempt at a group photo turned out to be a video so I had to take this picture from that, which explains why is isn't very clear

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


So, everyone else probably already knows about Pandora, but I just found out about it the other day. Pandora is a streaming internet radio channel basically. You go to and create a free account. You type in an artist or a song that you like and Pandora finds songs that have similar vocals, tonality, rhythm, style etc. and plays them on their own "station". You can give the song a thumbs up or a thumbs down to help guide them towards which sound you like. Also, you can bookmark a song or artist or buy it right then on iTunes. This has been so great for me because I am at a computer most of the day and get really tired of my same music over and over and have a hard time discovering new music. I have found some good new tunes.
Give it a try and rock on!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I was in Idaho over the weekend to see my nephew get baptized. Loren couldn't come with me because he had a guys weekend/golf tournament/fishing to tend to. Since Loren wasn't with me I was able to get together with some friends that I have known forever but hardly get to see (we're talking years here).
On Friday night I got together with my friends Rachael and Sherstine that I have known since I was 5 (we were in the same ward) and Hillary who I met when I was 10 (when we moved into her ward). We had dinner, talked and made hair clips (they have daughters, I made some for my niece). It was so fun to catch up and hear what everyone has going on in their lives right now.
The next morning I went to the Boise Farmer's Market and to lunch with my high school friend Celeste. Then I went to the baptism and to dinner with my family. Later that night my friend Debbie (who I've also known since I was 10) happened to be in town from Washington came over with her boyfriend and we reminisced for a couple of hours. All in all it was a great weekend for renewing friendships and catching up!

Then: Sherstine, Me and Rachael at Rachael's baptism

Then: Rachael and Me

Now: Sherstine, Me, Rachael, and Hillary

Making hair clips

the three sets of clips I made

clips on my niece Anna

the Woodland family minus Loren, two brothers and a sister-in-law

Debbie and Me