Sunday, February 28, 2010

These are the best days of our life!

My weekend was the best.

Friday night after Jerry got off work, we went to P.F Changs for our late Valentine's day. It was so nice to spend time with my Jerold! We got to P.F Changs around 6:45, and they told us the wait would be about an hour and ten minutes. Two hours later, we finally got a table and were able to eat. We were so hungry by that point. We had plans to go to 'Dear John' at 9:35, but our dinner took too long. We decided to head to Evanston after dinner. But first we drove up by the beautiful capital building. I loved it! We went for a little drive up in North Salt Lake, got some gas and headed home.
On Saturday Jerry and I went snowboarding, well kinda. We got to Pinecreek around 8:30, and I only went on one run before I decided I was too sick to go on anymore. I sat in the Ski Patrol hut (Jerry is a ski patroller) the rest of the day, while Jerry snowboarded. Luckily Matt was there to keep Jerry company. Once we got back to Evanston, we ate dinner with Penny and my dad. Then Jerry and my dad played some pool. We finished off the night by visiting Miss. Katie and going to bed. :)

Today, I did homework for most of the day, while Jerry and my dad hung insulation in our backroom. They will be putting up sheet rock later this week. Then Jerry and I went to have dinner at his dad's house for his step brother's birthday. We played some poker then headed home. I made my dad some dinner and worked on some more homework (It's a never ending cycle).

But do you know what the highlight of my weekend was? I'll give you three guesses?

That's right, I finally got a cupcake. I made them today! And they were delicious if I do say so myself. :) I even have enough to take some with me to Ogden this week. :) Yum!

I hope your weekend was filled with moments you will remember for a lifetime. :)

Be happy for this moment, for this moment is your life!

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Just thought I'd share some humor.

Couldn't help but share this with all of you. :)

I don't have much respect for Sarah Palin.
However, I respect your opinion, if this insults you, I am sorry.

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Friday, February 26, 2010


I have seriously been in the mood for cupcakes lately.

The other day I wanted a chocolate one with pink frosting.

Today I want a white one with white frosting and sprinkles.

Yesterday, Jerry and I looked at Smith's for a single cupcake.

I couldn't find out that I wanted, so we left without any.

And today, I still want a cup cake.

Call it a craving.

Call me crazy.

I just want a cupcake.

Yes, I think I will make some this weekend

Actually, I have word that some delicious red velvet ones are on their way from Laramie as we speak.

Just Sayin' :)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wonderful news Wednesday

My cold is slowly, but surely subsiding.

My sister said she is going to start her pregnancy blog tonight!

A man went to my house today to begin putting up the dry wall in our basement. :)

No school tomorrow!

The weekend is 2 days away.

My Valentine's day is on Friday! Geez, I love that boy!

2 tests down, 1 to go.

Jerry and I are going snowboarding on Saturday and Sunday.

Katie will be in town.

It's been snowy and cold outside. I love it!

We find out the sex of my sister's baby in 4 days!! F.O.U.R Days!

Less than half of a semester until school is out for summer.

2 Weeks and 2 days until Spring Break.

I am honestly happy.

So, tell me, what's you're wonderful news this Wednesday?!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ever have one of those days?

Today has been...well uh...less than perfect.

I woke up rather sick. Stuffed up, with a sore throat.

But the day must go on. I showered, ate some breakfast, spilled my juice all over my desk. I tripped over the cord of my straightener. And ran out the door late to go to my study group.

From 12 till 1:15 I studied for Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

From 1:30-2:45 I went to my technology class, where this lady said to me, "You sound horrible do you feel as bad as you sound?" And another lady piped in and said, "It's people like you that come to class and get the rest of us sick!" Like I didn't feel crappy enough already? I simply said "Sorry" and went on with my day.

From 2:45-3:30 I ate lunch on campus, and studied for my social studies test.

From 3:30-4:15 I took my social studies test, which wasn't bad, but could have been better.

From 4:30-7:10 I went to my Social Studies class, where I found out I didn't do the assigned reading.

Well, it wasn't the best day, but who's complaining. What's the point?

Because we all obviously have a computer, eyes to read with and we are all literate, otherwise, telling you about my, not-so-good day would be nearly impossible. So in all reality, we are quite lucky, so let's leave the complaining out.

Forget all that I have said, my day went relatively well. :)

Thank you God for this day, and everyday!

I am so blessed.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

You Mean A Lot to Me Monday.

It all began in 3rd grade. I hated her. I was rude, and she tried to convince Dawn Anne that our club wasn't real. Not until middle school did I become her friend. And not until middle school did I realize she was my best friend, my very best friend. She's my Miss Katie!

We have been through so so much together. In middle school, we broke a chair playing musical chairs together. We were on the swim team together. I went to my first 'real' party with her. We use to cruise Evanston for hours every weekend. We would roll down the windows, take off the roof of my jeep and turn up the heater. I can tell her anything, anytime I have a new sickness I text her to ask what I should do. She is the smartest person I know, and I still continue to believe she is!

I had my very first job with her. We worked at Dominos together and had so many fun times. Let me tell you a little story,

One slow night at Dominos, Katie and I were working, and Bobbi was our manager. We always wondered what it would be like to put the dough on our face. So that night, with permission we did it! We got some dough out, made it the size of our faces, and pressed it up against our face. We would breath and the dough would create air bubbles, and it was so fun! Until this lady walked in, and man was she angry. I hid behind the pop case, while Katie got her, her pizza. She said to Katie, "Did you do that to my pizza too?" Of course, Katie being so sweet, explained everything to the lady, and we decided it would be a good idea not to put dough on our face anymore.

Katie is my best friend. And I know that God has put Katie and I in each other's lives specifically. You see, Katie's dad died when she was in 4th grade. She was strong, and even though she has missed him so much, she has made it! And the day that my mom died, Katie was the first person I told. I had to no idea how to even talk about it. I had no idea how to feel. She made the 5 hour drive to me from Laramie as fast as she could. And I don't think she left my side the entire time. I remember sitting at the counter at my house and Katie looking up a verse on the computer that her dad liked. It was "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." And it all really made sense to me. Neither Katie or I could change the fact that my mom, and her dad were no longer with us, but we had each other, and God has sent her to me, to help me.

My mom loved Katie, just as much as I do. She always wanted to know where Katie was, and if we did something wrong, she would ground both of us. My mom, dad, Katie and I went to Mexico for our senior trip, and it was so fun. Since we were old enough to drink in Mexico, we ordered drinks of course, we would both order a drink, I would tell her I didn't like mine and she would drink both. :) We went fishing with my parents because they wanted to. It was the worst! I got so sick and was puking off the side of the boat, Katie was laying down watching the sky turn to water and quickly back to sky because the boat was rocking so much. Oh, our experiences!

Katie is the only person in the entire world that will honestly tell me if clothes look good on me or not. She is the only person that knows the special Kool-Ade recipe. She is the only person that understands how serious I am about joining the circus. haha. She is the only best friend that as perfect as she is!

The list could go on and on. I love that girl! She is so sincere and genuine. She is like my sister, and I don't know where I would be without her.

Dear Miss Katie,

I love you! Thanks so much for standing by me through everything. Thank you for helping me through all that life has to offer. You will never know how much I miss you, and how sad I am that we aren't able to stay the night at my house e.v.e.r.y night of the week. I miss sharing your clothes, because quite honestly, my wardrobe is dwindling. I know you will go far in life, and I know that you will always be a part of my life. If you were here now I would do our secret handshake, so do it in the air for good measure. :) I love you lady!

Love, Your Colie

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Friday, February 19, 2010

It gives us something to blog about...

First off, I just have to tell you! My sister is starting a baby blog here . She doesn't have any posts yet, but I have a feeling she is going to write one real soon...right Pete? I am so excited for her to start her own blog! By the way only 9 days until we find out if that baby is a boyyy or a girlie!

Secondly, if you read my blog, feel free to be a follower, leave a comment or say hi!! I'd love that! =)

Now on to the whole purpose of this blog. In order to explain, I have to go back to Sunday, Valentine's day. Jerry was at Targhee snowboarding, so I was on my own for Valentine's day. Of course I didn't want to spend the day alone, so Jordan, Daymon and I went on a date (Jordan's fiance works in North Dakota so she was alone for V day too) . Anyway we decided to go to Chuck-a-rama for dinner. On the way there, Daymon fell asleep in his car seat. We pulled in the parking lot, and Jordan began to unbuckle Daymon, he opened his eyes and Jordan asked, "Want to go eat dinner?" He said the most enthusiastic little "Yes!" and immediately fell over and was asleep again. It was the funniest thing, and we laughed about it for ever! We ate dinner and were getting back in the truck and Jordan said, "Well it gives us something to blog about." As if our lives have no other purpose rather than events to blog about. haha. She's too funny.

I have been hanging out with Jordan a ton lately, and I have really enjoyed it. Although I could start gaining some serious weight because she ALWAYS wants to eat. I don't know where she puts it all, she's so tiny!

Yesterday at my field experience, the class had a substitute. She had no idea that I was coming, but seemed very thankful to have me there to help her. The students had an assignment that was way over there comprehension level. They were frustrated and confused, and wanted to get it over with as fast as possible. After a lot of explaining they seemed to be catching on. They had to find the longitude and latitude points of several capital cities using an atlas. It was really a difficult assignment and it even took me a while to figure it out. As I was getting ready to leave for the day the teacher asked, "Will you be here tomorrow too?" She seemed so desperate, I felt bad telling her no. I hope she can handle those wild kiddos.

Last night, Jerry got home from class around 7:30, and we decided to drive to Salt Lake for dinner. It was so fun just to hang out with him. We didn't end up finding a place to eat until around 9, and we at eat Bucca de Peppo, it was really good, but so much food! We're going to eat the rest for lunch today! Oh and I have got to tell you, the waiter's name was Jerold!!! I never knew anyone really named Jerold, except the kid off Hey Arnold. Of course the reason I am telling you this, is because I call Jerry Jerold.

I feel like this is the most pointless blog I've ever posted. I have just rambled and rambled, and I don't even have any pictures to make it a little more exciting. So do me a favor and read my sister's blog with me, become a follower. :) And I'll leave you with a little encouragement from Dr. Suess....

Where ever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.

Where ever you go, you will top all the rest.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Every storm is followed by a rainbow.

So is it true?

Is there good within all bad?

Is every ugly situation followed by a beautiful one?

Should we somehow be thankful for even our greatest sorrows?

I can't think of one time in my life that my life hasn't been changed for the better because of the sorrow, because of the heart ache, because of the pain. Fights with loved ones build strength. Betrayal teaches trust. And at the very least, our mistakes teach us what not to do.

The day my mom died, and the days and weeks and months following, I could not understand why it had all happened. My mom was a good of the best. Good things are suppose to happen to good people. And my mom's death is no exception. She got to meet Jesus at the gates of Heaven that day, November 10, 2008. She was forever surrounded by peace. But the selfishness inside myself kept me asking, "Why would God do this to me?" I feel I am a good person, or at least I try my hardest to be. But just now today, I have come to realize, the golden lining as been here all along. The clouds are beginning to clear and the rainbow can be seen. I have so much to be thankful for. New people have come into my life, and I am building stronger relationships with those I have always known. The death of my mom, helped Jerry and I to build a relationship that not many others are able to experience. Jordan and I reunited the day of my mom's funeral after a few years of high school fights. I couldn't be any luckier to have her in my life. She has taught me so much and I am so incredibly grateful to have her back in my life. Mine and my dad's relationship with my Aunt Kim and Sherida has grown stronger, and they have helped us through so much. My sister calls and checks on us more often, and we have become the best of friends. I prayed for months for someone or something to come into my dad's life, to help him, to bring him joy and to comfort him, and without a doubt I know that God sent Penny our way. We couldn't be any luckier than to have Penny in our lives. She has taught me so much, she has made my dad dinner, helped him find joy, and comforted him in ways no one else could. My sister has a new boyfriend, Jay, and they are expecting their first baby, a huge blessing. I know without a doubt, that my mom is looking down on us from Heaven, and wouldn't want our lives any other way. I know she wants us to be happy, because she too, is happy... happier than ever.

It is not that I don't miss my mom, because I do, so much, everyday. It's just that I have come to realize that the world is not out to get me. God has a plan, and his plan is not to cause us all pain and sorrow, but rather to fulfill the life he has planned for us. My mom had fulfilled her duty on earth, and it was time for her to reunite with her mom and dad and Jesus. And it was our time to fulfill our duty, and to do it alone, without her. Along the way God has sent help, through many unexpected people, and we couldn't possibly be more blessed. To see the silver lining is bliss, and I hope you too, see the precious blessings from God.

Never feel hopeless because difficult times always lead to better days.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

You Mean A Lot to Me Monday

He told me ghost stories when I was a kid.

He taught me how to play Jinn.

He loves me.

He's my Uncle Curt.

Aunt Kim, Aunt Sherida, My mom, Uncle Curt!

When I was little my uncle Curt called me his little buddy, and he was one of my best buddies! I loved the days that my parents would let me stay the night at his house, we would play games and eat Mexican TV dinners. I loved spending time with Uncle Curt because he was like a giant kid!

He has always made me feel so smart, so pretty and he always lets me know he is proud of me. He always says things like, "Gosh kid, you're the smartest kid I know." It was gives me a boost when I need it.

He is the funniest guy! He tells me the funniest stories. One time I was real excited to show him this rock that I had found. He said, "No way! Do you know what that is?!?!" I excitedly said, "No! What??" He said, "It's a leaveerright, leave-'er-right there." Oh man, I thought that was the funniest thing, and I said it for days and days! He would always hide Easter eggs with me, have water balloon fights and go on bike rides with me.

He gives the best hugs and is always willing to ask me how school is going, and always wants a detailed report of what I do in class.

He moved to Washington in November, and I have missed him so much ever sense. It's just not the same to drive down County Rd. and see different people at his house. I miss his stories, and having him over for Sunday dinner.

Curt has had a tough life, but he is still here to tell the stories. He works hard, and is the most positive person I know. He's smart, and can make anyone laugh. He has the sweetest heart, and I am so blessed to be his niece. I just love it when he says, "That's my girl!" =)

My uncle Curt is my mom's only brother, and they were always so close. They spent their whole lives together. Where ever my mom moved, Curt moved too. They loved each other so much and were their for each other through thick and thin. I know she is still with him today.

Uncle Curt,

I love you so much, and I miss you! I can't wait to come visit. I am proud of you for all that you have accomplished and will accomplish in your life. You're my best buddy! My mom's with you today, and everyday. Keep her in your heart, and live for her everyday. You're my hero, you know. I love you.

Love, Bonk :)

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Friday, February 5, 2010


Yesterday was, well...interesting.

Yesterday, I woke up to a plugged toilet. And we don't have a plunger in our apartment, and besides I thought that since I didn't plug up the toilet, It wasn't my responsibility to figure out how to unplug it. So I used Leah and Tiff's toilet, and got into the shower. The water in the shower wouldn't get warm, so I took a cold shower, I ran out of conditioner and was finished showering within 5 minutes. I brushed my hair and begin to blow dry it. My half broken blow dryer completely shuts off and won't turn back on. So I rummage through my room mates stuff to find her blow dryer and finish drying my hair, all while trying to hurry and get ready before Jerry is finished with class because I had to drive him to work so that I would have the car to drive my self to my field experience. I was all ready, although I had a bad hair day and my dress pants were wrinkly. We ate lunch and were off to Jerry's work. I dropped Jerry off and had about 45 minutes before I needed to go to the school. So I decided to go find Jordan's house. I drove around for around 20 minutes, found the house, and then headed to the school. I was pulling up to a stop light (in Jerry's car you can hear the bass outside of the car,) next to beat up old car with the windows down, a black man that was smoking a cigar whipped his head out of the window and starred at me, it scared me so much, my heart drop. And let me tell you, I am in no way racist, and the only reason I decided to mention that the man was black, was because Ogden has the highest gang population in the state of Utah, and it is not unusual to see gang members with tears tattooed on their face. I was in downtown Ogden, where there are homeless people roaming the streets, and gangs everywhere. Anyway I turned down the music and hoped for light to change to green. I finally got to Ogden Prepatory school, where I checked in at the office and headed to my classroom. The teacher I normally work with told me that the student I was going to work with was gone for the day, so she sent me down the hall to work in the science classroom. It was an interesting day, because I didn't really have an assigned job, and spent the day roaming around the classroom, helping with any student that asked for my help. I left the school at 3.

I then went to Jordan's house, and got a tour of the cute little house! I love it! It is so stinkin' cute. I spent time with their mean little doggie and Daymon too. I then went and picked up Jerry, took him to class then met Jordan at Wal-Mart. We picked out paint for her living room. It's going to turn out so good! I then went to pick Jerry up from class, and while waiting at a stop light, the car next to me was talking to me through some sort of speaker system. I wasn't replying, but just pretending I didn't notice the noise. It was so weird. We ate dinner at Costa Vida and it was so good, and we got to watch the people on the Flo Rida while we were there.

It was such a strange, fun, unusual day. And I hope I didn't bore you with all the details, just thought I would share. :)

Good news, our toilet is no longer plugged. :)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Because it's's you that keeps me going.

If only you knew that your smile melts my heart.

If only you knew that getting a text from you brightens up my day.

If only you knew that all I really want is for you to be okay, for you to be happy, and for your life to be the all time best, because after all, you are the very best....the very best.

If only you knew that you're my number one, my absolute number one.

If only you knew that every decision you make affects me, affects my future, affects my life.

If only you knew that your hug is the only one that can comfort any situation.

I want you to know, you are my world, my life, my everything.

I want you to know I can't wait to spend the rest of forever by your side.

I want you to know that I will be there for you, whenever you need me, always.

I want you to know that the way you laugh, makes me laugh.

No one will ever come between us, my friend. If it was mine to give, I would give the world...because, you deserve every single piece of God's precious world. If only I could bottle up my love for you. Your inspiration keeps me going. You are on my mind from morning 'till night and every fraction of every minute in between.

And this is how it will be as long as the stars twinkle in the sky, as long as angels are there up high, 'till oceans run dry and 'till the day I die.

....this I promise you.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

You Mean A Lot to Me Monday

I was going to put this blog off until tomorrow, because Jerry's computer is broken and he is all alone, doing nothing, but making a mess. But then he decided to watch George Lopez, and seems pretty content. So here goes...

This week, is one special person, one special person that I have looked up to my entire life. When I was younger I lived for her acceptance, and wanted nothing more than to be just like her. My big sister, Jessica....and to me, Pete!

Me, Emmy and Pete

I loved Pete from the day I was born, and when I was first born I was "the best sister she ever had," and the only one at that. As I grew older I became the pain every little sister is, following her around the house, listening to her phone calls on the other phone, holding my breathe so that she wouldn't notice. She could be mean, but I could be just as mean. We had our sisterly fights, were we would chase each others with knifes, with no intentions of knife to skin contact, she would kick holes into the doors that I locked her out of, and we would fight over the front seat in the car. I would black-male her and say "I won't tell mom what you did, if you give me this (whatever it was that I wanted that day," and she would cleverly tell me, "Okay, it's yours but you have to keep it in my room," and I would agree.

I look up to her in every way possible. She is strong willed, and hard working. She is smart and will do anything for the people she loves. And now.....oh now....she is pregnant with her first baby. I have decided to take over my mom's role, I am just as excited as she is about this special baby. I can't wait until the day that Jay and Jessica hold their very first child, because I know they will be the best parents that child could ever hope for. Oh I just love that sister of mine, and I couldn't be any luckier to be her sister.

I love you! Thanks so much for being so strong, and there for me through everything. I always look forward to seeing you, and hearing about your life. I am so excited for you and Jay to start your lives together in your new house, with your new baby. :) I will never forget all the fun things we have done together and the day that you said to me, "I don't think your a nerd anymore." Oh how glad I was to have your acceptance. I won't forget making Thanksgiving dinner with you this year, and making 500 pounds of mashed potatoes and adding our ingredients. :) We can do anything together, and I love to be around you. I can't wait to spend the rest of time together. Keep that baby healthy. I love you Pete!

Love, Coco

So what do you think, Boy...or...Girl? I'll let you know March 1st! Can't wait! P.S I had a dream about my mom and this baby, the story will have to wait until another day. :)

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