Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I like real tag better than blog tag..but here goes... (Briann tagged me).. :)

5 random facts about me:
1) I love helping people improve their lives and become healthy, but here are other careers I've always wanted to have- card designer, architect, secret agent, ballerina

2) I'm obsessed w/ planners..I know, weird. I bought one for 2008, then bought another that I liked more, then my company gave me one. I can't decide which one to use- anyone need a planner?

3) I talk in my sleep..or sometimes yell. Some highlights reported to me by Jess and Bec H.-
"hahahahaaha(laughing at the top of my lungs),"
"Miles, I love miles, how many miles to candy land?"

4)Ways I destress- yoga and moving furniture :)

5)I'm really good at spotting famous people or maybe I just live & work in the coolest places in NYC ;). Recent celeb sitings: Will Smith, Jennifer Garner & her daughter Violet, Conan O'Brian, Bob Sagat and the whole Today show crew every day. fun fun

I tag Jack, B, Stace, Becca & Kate, Jess (you really should update since Germany..hehe), Mike, and anyone who wants to write 5 random facts about themselves... (I really wish I could tag you all in person..can't wait to see you all soon!)

more Christmas in NYC...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Here's my Christmas tree!

but I like this one in Lincoln center better... :)

Krishna and I after yoga class..

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Whoa! I haven't blogged forever. Sorry! I have blogger's guilt, especially after I was told by many of you that you check often to see if I updated anything. There's been so much going on..where do I begin? November has gone fast.. My parents were here for a few days which was so fun..check out my Dad's flickr site for his amazing NYC pics. Then before I knew it, I was in Logan for Thanksgiving with the whole fam. I'm so grateful for my amazing family and friends...I love you all so much!! This week started out rough with a red eye flight and my suitcase zipper breaking..that's the worst feeling when you see your boot, then makeup bag coming down the baggage claim belt! Then on Tuesday I fell down the stairs at Anthropologie..yes, you can laugh..haha, the pain is gone now. Do you think that was a sign to leave?! Anyway, yesterday was magical with the tree lighting in Rockefeller center, we watched the celebration from my office and then the security guard hooked us up with a great spot when they actually turned on the lights. I'm so happy to be here for the Christmas season, there's something in the air! :) So, these are my random adventures and mishaps from the last month. I'm still waiting for my camera to be fixed..I do better blogging with my pics...stay tuned!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Just do it

This week has been a fun one for my runs through Central park. It's beautiful and I'm always discovering new parts of the park, but this week was especially interesting to watch the set up take place for the NYC marathon, which has more than 90,000 participants. It started with the finish line (that I pretended to run through after 26 miles..haha..really just about 26 min, but someday!), then tents were placed through out the park, tons of trailors were brought in, news interviews yesterday, and a line of 10 Polar spring water trucks. I could feel the excitement in the air yesterday as I walked home from work and saw many people picking up their marathon gear. This morning as I entered the park for my run I discovered a race already happening- the men's olympic team trials! I was able to cheer for Ryan Hall who took first place and to my suprise... my friend from BYU, Nick McCombs! I ran across the park to meet Nick at the finish line. I had no idea he was running this weekend, so it was a fun reunion. Nick already qualified at the St. George marathon, so this race was just for "fun"! amazing! Good luck to Keila, my friend from the ward, running in the marathon tomorrow! Running a marathon is on my "list" of 100 things to do in my life, this week definitely reminded me of that goal and inspired me to go for it!

Monday, October 29, 2007

The city that never sleeps...

I found out why New York is called "the city that never sleeps", this week! There is always so much going on and if you participate- you will not get much sleep! :) I had an adventure every single night this week after was so much fun- but I'm definitely exhausted! Here's the week in review.. (my camera is getting fixed right now, so I'll try to round up some pics)
Monday- movie on the rooftop for FHE

Tuesday- Visiting teaching the lovely Tracy

Wednesday- Haunted House in the East Village with Leslie and Becky..I was so brave! :) ..too scary to put a picture on my blog! hehe.

Thursday- Cyrano De Bergerac with Leah, Erika and Karen

Friday- Red Dress Photoshoot with my work on Ellis Island (they opened up the museum just for us.. it was really neat)

Saturday-Stake Singles Halloween Dance (I went as a Christmas tree with these ornaments pinned to me, a gold headband, green skirt and silver tinsel- Halloween and Christmas decor shopping in one trip!)

Sunday- Bake- off after church, I made whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies- yummy and healthy! ;)

Thursday, October 4, 2007


I love this time everyday at work because it means we get to go raid the EHE clinic for food. Today I got there early enough for some sushi..yummy! (it wasn't this fancy, but still good of course)


these two are getting married tomorrow morning on The Today show. I think I might just have to watch out my window.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

cRaZy 8

After lots of practice this summer I was finally able to hold this pose... besides looking really cool it makes me feel focused and strong. I love yoga!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Don't be mad, Jess!

Jess cut her hair short this weekend. I thought I should post this awesome photo shoot from the cabin in August in memory of her long locks! hehe. Of course Jess looks gorgeous with the short hair too!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Always fun to start off the week with a little Barry -walked right past him on my way into work today. My co-workers still think it's funny that I get so excited to see celebs so often.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Health coaching advice of the week....

Eat your fruits and veggies!! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

City life!

I'm finally getting settled into my apartment and I've been working now for three weeks. I really enjoy my job and I'm learning lots! Here are some pictures of where I spend most of my time...

my fun little cubicle..tiny kitchen/living room

my co-worker Krishna and I enjoying the US open at Rockefeller plaza during our lunch break..

I love the whole NYC experience- riding the subway to work, walking home through Central Park, chatting about fuji apples with an old lady in the market, eating delicious food, meeting people from everywhere doing just about everything... I'm just missing all of you! Come visit! :)

Monday, August 20, 2007


So it's been a crazy few weeks! I got offered a great job in NYC, accepted the job, found an apartment, went home for a week, packed, came back to the big apple and just completed my first day of work! I'm so excited about this job- I get to help people to be healthy and make lifestyle changes- which is exactly what I wanted to do with my college degree. It's amazing that I had no idea what I'd be doing with my life just a few weeks ago and now I have a nice cubical and boss and everything. :) I know that Heavenly Father loves us, is so aware of us and guides us daily! It was so fun to be home. I think I appreciate everything just a little more since living in New York. I enjoyed every moment while home of being with my grandparents, eating moose bars, sitting on the front porch with my mom, seeing dad's excitement for photography, discussing Harry Potter, playing with my neices, learning ways to invest my money from my bro, sleeping in the backyard to watch the meteor shower, watching the same movie three times, seeing my mom's excitement when I let her help me organize my stuff, being with Boomer for her final wedding dress fitting, eating at Mongolian Grill with the Idaho boys, the blue sky, the green grass, driving with Jess, taking a photoshoot of Jess (hehe).... I miss you all! Live and enjoy each moment!
P.S. pictures to come some.. I just can't find my cord in all this unpacking craziness.

Friday, August 3, 2007


Jackie tagged me… so I guess Im supposed to fill in the blanks…here goes..

places i have lived:
-Idaho Falls, ID
-Fayette, Maine
-Laie, HI
-Island Park, ID
-Provo, UT
-New York, NY

places i want to visit:
-the cabin

things i love:
-morning movies
-pretty cook books
-Central Park
-giving gifts
-Josie’s pancakes
-my planner

things i hate:
-100 % humidity
-haha, that makes it sound like I hate NYC, but I really do love it!

books i am reading right now:
-Pride and Prejudice
-Guns, Germs and Steel
-Book of Mormon
-Light on Yoga

songs on repeat right now:
-hairspray soundtrack.

movies i could watch forever:
-The Sound of Music
-The Man who knew too little
-Love actually
-Finding Nemo

i'd rather be:
-at the beach (Im with ya on this one Jack!)
-reading Harry Potter again!
-sitting in my Gazebo

i'm bad at:
-not blushing
-painting my toe nails
-saving money
-blowing up balloons

i'm good at:
-making lists
-making friends
-making cards
-being happy

thinking about:
-Jess getting to NY today
-my future
-how we are going to fit four girls in our studio this weekend
-how humid it is outside

-wide open spaces ;)


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

one week left in the big apple!

I can't believe how fast this summer has flown by! I've had so much fun , but I miss all of you so much...see you soon!

the shades..

Our chinese bus ride to Washington D.C. to visit Becca's relatives... definitely an adventure!

Becca and I bought $7 huge sunglasses and wore them for every picture after that- haha! Don't we look like movie stars? ;)

on the subway..

finally.. a whole car to ourselves!! :)

Birthday Week!

Hi, I'm back! It was an exciting week with my birthday and Becca's and then my roommate Becca Christensen came to visit for a week. So much fun!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

I'm glad I didn't have anything planned for today because I spent ALL day reading Harry Potter Book 7! I just finished!! I don't want to give anything away but I can't wait for everyone to read it!

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Today is my Mom's birthday! She was born two minutes early which I think set the stage for her always being on time and organized! :) There are so many things about my Mom that I love- from her great puns to her car exercises to her constant love and encouragement- I couldn't ask for a better best friend and mother! She is constantly serving and taking care of others! She is an amazing example to me and all those around! I hope you have a happy birthday Mom and a wonderful year! I love you googles!!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

hair drama

It's really hot here and I really like the makeovers they do on the show "What not to wear" so... I chopped my hair- just like that! I haven't cried over my hair for probably twelve years, but when I got home today and looked in the mirror I burst into tears. hehe. It was probably a combination of the hair dresser refusing to cut my bangs how I wanted them and telling me I needed highlights... then when I went to pay for the $20 cut, she said "that'll be $41.25!" I pointed at the window and showed them the $20 sign, but she said that's only if they don't blow dry it, but of course they didn't mention that to me before I got my hair cut. Anyway, I like the cut after playing with it a little. Thanks for letting me vent. :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Bec and I went to the midnight showing of the new Harry Potter movie last night. It was amazing!!! By far my favorite HP movie- I loved it!
Jackie and I enjoying the HP section at FAO Schwarz

P.S. I have a big crush on Harry!

the weekend

It was so fun to have Jack stay with me for the weekend!! I liked playing tour guide and I'm grateful that Jackie let me practice on her since I'll be having two more visitors before I leave the city. Things I learned... don't walk the Brooklyn Bridge in the middle of a July day- you won't be able to make it across it's so hot! If you go at the end of the Today show and talk to the right camera man you could get some yummy strawberries from the set! :) Find out your visitor's favorite dessert rather then taking them to every good dessert place in NYC. Whether you go to a museum in the morning or evening- you will get tired from walking around! hehe- we had a blast. :)
We love NYC!!Metropolitan Museum of ArtMuseum of Modern Art (MOMA)..Jackie studying the blue paintAn awesome part of Central Park that we discovered..

Cafe Lalo- the cafe Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks go to meet in You've got mail (just a few blocks from my apartment).