Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wow today Kyle reminded me of what a great guy I am marring! (Well I knew it but sometimes its nice to be reminded.) I spent the day running around trying to get last minute wedding things done, I went and and got the ties for all the guys in the wedding party. Lots of blue and purple ties. I even got one for Beck! He is going to be the most attractive baby boy there.... okay so he most likely will be the only baby boy there but hey I can be bias too can't I? After all I am going to be his favorite Aunt Mariah!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Well tonight was my mission reunion! I realized how glad I am to be home! As much as I loved being a missionary and as much as I had the worst adjustment, I am soooo glad to be home. It was so awkward seeing everyone that I had served with. I realized how few I actually knew. I was closer to the missionary couples then anything else!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Status: On life support
txting and iming has made proper grammar seems kinda old skoo, dont u thnk? heres hoping 4 capitalization & punctuation 2 make a comeback in emails & other writing. the gr8 gatsby probly wuld hv been way less gr8 if it wuz written like this. lol
Yeah this one is true and so sad! Once upon a time we lived in a world that was governed by how we speak. The other day a girl came in to work seriously speaking as if she were texting! "OMG! LOL! G2G!" No lies! I was ready to slap her!
2. Getting a Busy Signal
Status: Nearly deceased
Thanks to advances in voicemail and call-waiting technology, you rarely hear that annoying broken tone any more. Unless, of course, you're voting for American Idol or listening to Pink Floyd.
I remember as kid using the *66 when I really needed to talk to someone!
3. Paying for Long Distance
Status: Nearly deceased
Once upon a time, people had to pay expensive per-minute fees for long distance. Then, the big bad cell phone came along and blew those charges away like a straw house. The end.
With cell phones no one pays for long distance any more!
4. Waiting to Get Photos Developed
Status: Showing signs of illness
Though film-based cameras aren't completely gone, the advantages of digital snapshots --namely, that you can view a picture immediately after taking it and that you can discard bad shots at no cost--have certainly made traditional cameras far less common.
Digital cameras aren't they great?
and lastly 5. Removing the Perforated Leader Strips From Continuous-Feed Paper Printouts
Status: Nearly deceased
Born in the 1970s, the dot matrix printer delivered low-quality printouts for nearly two full decades before ink jet technology offered an alternative that was slightly less hard on the eyes. The dot matrix printer will be remembered for its frequent paper jams; for its slow, noisy operation; and for the thin strips of perforated paper that you had to tear (carefully, so you didn't end up with a document that looked as though a tiny but voracious shrew had been sampling it) off the left and right sides of a printout once their work of keeping the paper properly aligned in the printer was done.
I enjoyed doing that as a kid! I would make things out of them!
So I know its random but aren't we all. Thin about it though what do you miss most from your childhood? I miss the zebra gum, or watching tail spin, or just how laid back it was. What ever you miss why let it die?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wow only 2 months to go! Time is going so fast but at the same time not fast enough! I can't wait till I can say Kyle is my husband and not my fiance'! So exciting. Things are coming together though. Invitations are ordered and on there way (to me at least!) Pictures have been taken, the cake in Vegas has been ordered (this is a picture of the cake! Kyle picked it out. Didn't do a fantastic job?), my dress is being pressed, but yet there is still lots to do! Each day that goes by is a day closer to Kyle and I being married for time and eternity.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Well Kyle and I took a trip to his home town of Las Vegas for a wedding reception. (It was his sisters!) It was a trip filled with work and play. Friday when we got there he took me down to the strip to see what Vegas is known for. We went to the M&M factory, we went and watched the water show out side the Bilagio, we went to Cesar's palace, I saw the worlds largest chocolate fountain and then we went to see Phantom of the Opera. It was amazing! The whole trip was great. We celebrated my birthday on Friday because we were not sure how crazy life would be on Sunday. Honestly I am grateful that we did. I had a blast!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Well while he was cooking I was plotting, I had wanted to heart attack his car for a few days but every day either he got there after I did or it was raining. So it didn't get done. But I told Kyle that I needed to run to the store for something. Well he first tried to convince me that I didn't need to go just then, and then told me I was not telling him the whole truth. i told him he was right but before he could convince me to stay I ran out to do my lovely deed! (I learned after the fact that I totally ruined his plan he was going to pretend he needed something from the store and send me out.)
Well when I got back he had set up Orange lillies (as close to tiger lillies as he could find, a glass of sparkling cider, a bear and he had even made a slide show of the two of us. (my mom had been emailing pictures of m to him.) It was so sweet and so beautiful. After the slide show was over he told me there was something special about the bear. I am a little slow and he had to tell me to squeeze his foot. I did and I hear "Mariah I love you, will you marry me?"
Ok so I didn't think he was serious! I mean he has asked me times before I just didn't realize this was the real thing. Then I turn to him and he is pulling out a ring box. Then it hit it was for reals! of course i said yes! So happy!!!! Here is the bear sorry its side ways.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Well today was my fist day at work! It was mostly just this is this and that is that, oh and the whole this is how we talk to our customers. It was rather amusing but I swear I came home smelling like a fruit basket or something. Today was spent mostly in the beauty section. The make up, perfume, and lotions. Naturally they had us sampling the products. As a result I came in smelling like 3 different lotions, 4 perfumes and had a total new look then when I left.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I thought I would take a moment and tell everyone a Happy Easter. It amazes me how much love the savior must have had for us. If we realize the history behind Easter. It is not about the chocolates, the eggs, or the bunny but it is centered in the atonement of Christ and the Resurrection. Jesus Christ suffered and died for US! Jeffery R. Holland says it perfectly when talking about the Garden of Gethsemane "To the thoughtful follower of Christ it is an amount of surpassing wounder that the voluntary and merciful sacrifice of a single being could satisfy the infinite and eternal demands of justice, atone for every human misdeed, bear every mortal infirmity, feel every personal heart ache, sorrow and loss. But I testify that is exactly what Christ did for every one of us. I bear witness that the atonement is the compassionate foundation and central fact in God's eternal plan for our salvation and our happiness. Is it any wonder that we walk quietly and reverently hear? Is it any wonder that we make sacred convents because of the love that was demonstrated hear? Is it any wonder that Christ the greatest of all partook of the bitter cup and did not shrink hear? That we might not suffer, if we would repent and come unto him." With the reality of Christ atonement and the purpose behind our celebration we all need to take a moment from our party, our egg hunts, our song singing and thank heavenly Father for the atonement of his son Jesus Christ!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
So I figured with St Patricks day to find out a little more about the holiday. So here is what I found...
March 17 marks the feast day of Ireland's patron saint, Patrick. St. Patrick (386-461), a cleric in the Catholic sense, is credited with banishing Ireland of snakes, even though Ireland never had snakes. Because of this, St. Patrick's day is an official holiday in Ireland, but it is celebrated informally worldwide by people of every ethnic background.
The first recorded celebration of St. Patrick's Day in the American Colonies was in Boston in 1737. These early celebrations were by men of wealth and means living in the colonies.
In the wake of American independence, many Irish Catholics from all walks of life were continuously lured to the United States with the promise of religious freedom. It was this movement that prompted St. Patrick's day to take on a more common man personae.
In 1827 restrictions on Irish emigration was lifted by Britain, and by 1835, more than 30,000 Irish immigrants were arriving in New York each year. These impoverished, uneducated immigrants established themselves quickly with their undying loyalty to their new country. The Irish came in droves and promptly joined the police and fire departments and railroad companies. To this day, many police officers, firemen, and railroad workers carry on the tradition of their forefathers by doing what their daddy did. Just look through the roster of any New York or Philadelphia police department or fire company and you'll see a plethora of Irish names.
As the number of Irish-Americans grew, so did the celebration of St. Patrick's day. Along wit hthis came the political power of the Irish communities in Boston, New York and Chicago. It was these political groups that helped get John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our nation's first and only Catholic President into office. This also explains the Boston Celtics and the Chicago River being dyed green during Chicago's St. Patrick's day celebration.
Many of the Irish in America used the March 17th celebrations as a platform for their American right of free speech. The 1970s brought a tone of political activism on St. Patrick's day with fundraising for Irish charities calling for the withdrawal of British occupancy in Northern Ireland. This brought the awareness of The Troubles in Northern Ireland to the United States.