Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is the day that we give thanks! There are many things I am deeply grateful for and I thank Heavenly Father for them everyday! There is always room in the world for gratitude.

Today is also a day full of tradition. Who doesn't LOVE tradition?

Today, my family strayed from tradition a bit and instead of sitting down and enjoying a "made-from-scratch" Thanksgiving meal, my parents and all the "unwed" children of the family (there are 3 of us) attended dinner at a restaurant....The Gray Cliff Lodge in Ogden Canyon. I'd give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. It was pretty good! Way better than the time we had Thanksgiving at Zions Lodge in Southern Utah when I was 12. It was nice not to have the stress or clean up of a Thanksgiving at home. However, nothing beats my mom's stuffing and yams, dad's turkey and mashed potatoes, and Grandma Taggart's rolls. The leftovers will be greatly missed (sniff). There's always next year.

Today we reinstated one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions...GOING TO THE MOVIES. It started the year "Tremors" came out. Funny movie to see on Thanksgiving, right? Everyone left me at home sleeping and I woke up when they got home (I was totally jipped). Every year after that, the whole fam (including extended family) would go see the most recent Disney flick. The tradition seemed to dwindle the last few years, but not this year. The 5 of us that were home went to the movies !

We saw "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas". Amazing! See it! It definitely reminded me of my many blessings and that I should be truly grateful.

With that, I am grateful for you!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wishin' & Hopin'

As I'm online checking emails, reading blogs, and wasting time...I'm also watching one of Adam Sandler's greatest performances as Robby in The Wedding Singer. I found myself wishing and hoping for several things:

1. I wish I could be a wedding singer.
2. I hope I never find myself sitting at "Table 9"
3. I hope I never grow sideburns, like "sideburns lady"
4. I wish that I could meet Billy Idol on an airplane!
5. I hope I'm "totally psyched" when my fiance shows up to our wedding.
6. I wish I had a sweet Van Halen t-shirt
7. I really wish I could find a sparkly Michael Jackson glove.

Just some of my random thoughts this evening.