Saturday, August 13, 2011


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Why can't I change anything on my blog anymore? I want to make it look cute again and I don't have the options that I used to on blogspot. Anyone else experiencing this? I want to get rid of this dumb template, how do I delete a template?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Chapter: When California City Girl Meets Small Town Country Boy

They will probably hit it off when the meet and feel like they've already known each other forever, be so comfortable around each other and become instant best friends. Small town boy will make city girl laugh the hardest she's ever laughed, all the time. City girl will blow small town boys mind when she shows him around town. They will be a perfect, and I mean perfect match for each other. They will plan many trips together. Small town guy will treat this city girl like a queen, and make her feel like the most special and luckiest girl ever. Her family will love him. His family will love her. Together, they can do anything, and everything is so simple. Everything will work in their favor, and the timing could not be any perfect. Stay tuned for more....

Friday, April 1, 2011


I LOVE THIS SONG! This is such a fun feel good summer love song! AND I LOVE THIS ONE TOO! I'm happy.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy New Year

Highlights of 2010 in no specific order:

Another precious nephew and a niece were born. Cadrian born to Conrade and Steva, and Amelia born to Tami and Kristina.

Moving to La Jolla and being in an amazing location, picnics and naps on the beach almost daily, roommate bike rides up and down the coast, late night talks with Angelique and the other roomies, endless house parties.

A couple of young and fun flings

Sacramento visits

Visit from Brianne

Girly girl Weekend in San Diego with Brianne and Claire

Going through the San Diego temple and receiving my endowment

My birthday weekend. Tim McGraw concert and Under the Sea party

My adventure in San Francisco. I flew up with no plans (so unlike me), got off the plane jumped on Bart and spent the day alone in the city exploring, talking with strangers, taking tours, and shopping.

Michael and Dayani’s wedding in the bay area. The whole family was able to be there.

Moving back to Poway and away from the dramatic and crazy roommates

Road trip to Salt Lake City for General Conference, visiting with family and friends

Reuniting with Austin in Salt Lake. Date night = Not sleeping and talking all night, tons of laughs, some happy tears, singing ridiculous songs, inside jokes, lots of fun. His visits to San Diego, my visits to Phoenix

Annual Fortner family Christmas Party!! I spent a weekend with Brandon’s family there are not enough words to explain how awesome it was to be with them

Temple trips with friends. Being at the temple when my sister Kandis went through for the first time

Ending things for good with Austin. Asking him to never contact me ever again unless he is proposing. I got the closure I needed since we reconnected and am now moving on.

Conrade, Kaison and Cadrian come to San Diego for a visit. Cadrian stayed for a few weeks and I went over to Mom’s a couple times a week to love on him! I’m a tad obsessed with my nephews and I miss them!

Mom’s birthday. Mom and I went to Glen Ivy for a day of relaxation and pampering

Visits to LA to spend time with Bekah and Michelle. I so love these friends of mine. Since Bekah’s husband was out on tour she got a babysitter one night and her and I went out on the town. We walked down Sunset Boulevard and explored Hollywood. Michelle and I went shopping during the day and I got to meet her daughter for the first time.

Being in the La Jolla ward and meeting a lot more people in San Diego. Making new friends.

Starting a kickball team, being team captain and then tearing my quad and not being able to play

Spending a day with Heather and Austin Perry (had to throw in that last name) at Mom’s house/Resort (Connie and Mike’s house)

Dating myself. I took myself on really fun dates in 2010. I figure if nobody else is going to do it I might as well because I deserve it and I’m worth it. Just for the record I am tons of fun!

A camping trip with Liz and Kandis that went all wrong. We should have known it was going south when we couldn’t even figure out how to set up the tent!

Knott’s Berry Farm with Grandma and Grandpa Reed, my dad and my siblings minus Conrade plus my cousin Nathanial and his girlfriend. Grandpa went on every wild ride, even the ones that terrified me. Totally shocking behavior from my grandpa, it was a blast.

Thanksgiving at Grandma Peg’s house. Everyone was able to make it except for Jenae, and Tami’s family. Late nights, long talks, tons of laughs, lots of noise, amazing food, and a lot of card and board games.

Latin dancing every Wednesday night at a club downtown. (Kind of a big deal since I don’t usually dance at all!)

Running my first 5k. It was to support a program that helps homeless youth

Things happening and things I’m looking forward to in 2011:

A new job! I’m going to be a Chiropractor's Assistant, and help manage his business. I’m so excited to not be at the same crappy company I’ve worked at for the past two years. It was horrible.

School. By the end of this year I’m going to have more school under my belt and be that much closer to getting my bachelors degree, or even an Associates for that matter. I’m happy to just be in school and get it done!

Another Nephew and Niece that we know of will be born this year. Conrade and Steva are having a girl due at the end of May and Trisha and Oscar are having a boy, she’s due May 12th.

My best friend is having her third baby

I’m planning another trip to the bay area to visit B’s family. Love them!

My birthday weekend!

I’m not really looking forward to this but I need to just say it and get used to it and be over it! I’m probably not going to be able to take any long vacations because I’ll be in school or broke because I’m paying for school.

The random things I’ll do to reward myself for minor accomplishments this year. Oh, I’m so good at that!

Things are different this year and life is changing for me. I’m excited, anxious, a tad scared, a bit frustrated with the way this school semester has started, but overall I am happy and grateful for my life and another year to live it.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Now is the time

"Now, my brethren and sisters, the time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a season to be strong. It is a time to move forward without hesitation, knowing well the meaning, the breadth, and the importance of our mission. It is a time to do what is right regardless of the consequences that might follow. It is a time to be found keeping the commandments. It is a season to reach out with kindness and love to those in distress and to those who are wandering in darkness and pain. It is a time to be considerate and good, decent and courteous toward one another in all of our relationships. In other words, to become more Christlike."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "This Is the Work of the Master," Ensign, May 1995,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dating my roommate!

We live here. no big deal
the lunch we shared. romantic.
Showing off her full tummy.
On Monday I slept in, finally woke up, felt like crap for something stupid that happened the night before and then talked to Angelique all morning. (she doesn't really work either, at this point I'm not sure who is worse about not going into work) Ang begged me to go with her to pick up her boyfriend from the airport, and I drive so that she didn't have to be stuck with him all day. I finally agreed, threw jeans on and brushed my teeth. Lovely. No makeup, no hair do, no bra.

We went downtown, realized we had some time to kill, grabbed lunch and went down to harbor island to eat. We both agreed that if we were on a date with a guy it would have been a total success. Everything was perfect! Gorgeous weather, yummy food, parking, no people, beautiful view, and lots of laughs. When Mike called we jumped in the car and drove across the street to get him and drive him home. When WE got home I showered and got into my bathing suit. We walked down to the beach and brought our scriptures, and an extra Book of Mormon to give away. (Don't worry that we've been handing Books of Mormon out like candy, and having lots of recent missionary moments together.) Go team! We read scriptures and laid out. We invited a guy to read scriptures with us and then gave him that Book of Mormon. Turns out it was his birthday and he had taken the day off work and was just hanging out until his buddies got off work.
I love that I have such great roommates and that I get along with all of them especially Angelique, it'd be terrible to share a room with someone you can't get along with. We've decided that it would be so much fun to start going out with each other instead of random guys (or in her case, her boyfriend). I'm not sure how serious she is about it but I am totally in love with the idea! Think about it. We could go or do anything we wanted, spoil ourselves, get completely dolled up or be a total bum and it wouldn't matter. We could unbutton our jeans after we ate, talk about other guys or our ex-boyfriends and neither one of us would get jealous. We don't have to feel pressure about kissing after the date, we can go home together and there isn't any awkward or regretful feelings the next day. Brilliant!

Cutest roommates you've ever seen!