Sunday, January 25, 2009

My spiritual gift

My roommates and I have AMAZING home teachers. They faithfully come to visit us once a month...and we usually see them several times throughout the month as well! A few months ago (before I moved in) they had a lesson on spiritual gifts and apparently told my roommates what they thought one of their spiritual gifts is. They were written on our white board in our hallway as a reminder. When I moved in, I was kind of bummed that I didn't have one, so I asked them if they would come up with one for me. They said they'd think of it and get back to me. So now here is what our board reads...

Cheryl: Courage

Alisha: Happiness

Annie: Pure Testimony

(all semi-serious so far, right?)...

Shannon: Appropriate Sense of Humor

Oh I laughed so hard! The fact that my other roommates have these semi-serious ones...then mine is about having an appropriate sense of humor...makes me laugh! Every time I look at it, I giggle!

It comes down to the fact that I am sometimes a goofball and often feel like I can't control my actions or the words that come out of my mouth...but at least they're appropriate!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Seattle, here I come!

That's right...I just bought a ticket to Seattle! My sister Cherilyn sent me a text last night telling me about a Southwest sale...50% off to Seattle! Yay for spring break! I can't wait to see my sister Tammy and her cute family...especially since I'll be there for Rachel's birthday!

Don't forget to check my post below to help me with my phone dilema :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Any phone ideas?!

It's hard to believe that it has been two years since I got this beauty of a red phone! It's been a descent phone...especially since I got a new battery that last longer than 2 minutes! It is slow and freezes up sometimes, but it has seen me through the past two years. With Verizon, I get a new phone every two years...and my two years are up on February 10th! (yay!!! I'm so excited!)

So now the problem comes of wondering which phone to get! I NEED YOUR HELP!
Does anyone have any suggestions of what kind of phone to get? Or even what kind to not get (if you've had a bad experience with one.) I know I probably won't be lucky enough to get a pretty red one again, but any suggestions would be GREAT!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I like to hike!

When we got back from Christmas break a couple weeks ago, my roommate Annie and I were bummed that we had to go back to school. So we had to start making plans for Martin Luther King Jr Day to keep us motivated to make it until the next "big" break! When she asked what we wanted to do, the first thing that came sputtering out of my mouth was "snow shoeing!" I've never been before, but I really want to! Hiking is one of my very favorite things to do during the summer, and I'm trying to make myself love snow, so I thought this would do it! Well, it hasn't snowed for a few days (which I am NOT complaining about!), and we wanted to snow shoe on new snow, so we went for regular hiking in the snow for today!
We had so much fun! I went with Annie and three of her siblings (Jason, Jared, and Kaylee) as well as our friend Sam. We just went on a short hike (it was cold...we didn't want to be out for too long!) up this little canyon thing in Pleasant Grove. Annie and Jason had been up there in the summer and said there was a cool little waterfall, so we thought we'd go see what it was like during the winter! The pictures don't show how cool it was, but it was amazing!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Have you ever...

This was on my sister's blog, and I thought it was kind of fun! It gave me a list of things I should do :) (Sorry for my stupid added comments...I just can't stop)
Directions - Bold the ones you've done & post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (every month) :)
7. Been to Disneyland (I LOVE Disneyland!!!)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (and I sadly haven't been able to get myself to eat Panda Express since then) :(
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (We got there in the middle of the night--if that counts! TS)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (No, but I have been REALLY tempted!)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (I was the watch out person at girls camp once...does that count?)
27. Run a Marathon (I ran a 5k...does that count? Didn't think so)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (my mom is from L.A. and I've been there...does that count?)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (is it bad that I didn't bold this? I would love to have my student loans paid close!)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie or on a TV show
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Had an encounter with a wild animal (those freaky beaver things at the Grand Tetons last summer!) :)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (nope...just bought and ate them!)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (I was in an airplane, but I'm totally counting it!)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (I was in the background was awesome)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (frog legs at girls camp...tastes like chicken)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (I thought they frowned upon that. I could go up tomorrow, but that thing looks nasty...I'll pass)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (only because I stepped on it)
100. Taken a martial arts class

Now it's your turn! I'd love to see it on your blog!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Fun in Pinetop!

I would love to tell you every little detail about going to Cheryln's for Christmas, so I'll give you a few highlights of the trip!

There was sledding...lots of sledding! I wish I could post the billions of pictures we took!And playing with David's cool Russian hat...

Monopoly...I think Ryan lost :)
Even Amie tried to play Watching Amie learn how to walk by holding onto our hoodie strings Making pizza for David's birthday
Emily, Cherilyn, and I were turned into fun!
Making YUMMY chocolate pretzel thingies with Allison and Brent Massage lines...Cherilyn's kids are pretty good at giving massages!
Thanks for all the fun everyone! Halls family, thanks for letting us crash at your house! :)