Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Tomorrows my birthday.
I feel old.
Not in a good way either.
Not like hey I'm getting older and
more mature and adult-ish...just old
I'm not sure if I'm ready for 22.
I'm not sure if 22 is ready for me.

21 is...

22 feels
Old lady-ish
Not nearly as cool as 21.
Like I need to be mature.

I hope I can still be fab when I'm 22 and uncool...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Food for thought...Aka long rant

I hate to be one of those people who goes off on political rants, but I feel like I need to say something. Something that is dear to my heart. I fear for the future of this nation. Not because of who is in office but because of the people of this nation that don't care, who don't act and who don't understand the impacts of their lazy disregard of politics.
I'm just like everyone else, when Glen Beck and Jon Stewart and every other self appointed "political guru" starts running off the mouth part of me wants to run the other direction. Their slanted political views and personal opinions make it difficult for anyone to understand whats really going on in either political party.

. Yet, what good does it do to turn a blind eye as our once great nation crumbles? This country and government was formed UNDER GOD. By the People for the People...and yet a lot of what is going on in Washington today seems to be going AGAINST the people...More and more Americans let more and more control and influence from the government seep into their lives.

And while I may be more conservative than liberal and a little more republican than democratic, I still find value in what both parties can bring to the table. And the is different opinions and different views and new and different ideas! Different is not to be confused or misplaced bad! We need change we need differences we need there to be new fresh ideas in Washington and in our government. I've been very bereaved by this years election.

Yes I'm a Mormon, yes I would like to see Obama out of office.

 Is it because he's a bad leader, maybe, is it because I don't agree with how he's running the country? it because he's a democrat absolutely not! Does his skin color effect it DEFIANTLY NOT! Is it because of his religious affiliations NO! Do I think that Romney could do a better job? I don't know....Do I like Romney because he's rich. not really. Do I think Romney has great ideas cause he's Republican, not necessarily.

Do I care that Romney is Mormon...not really....Did any of you care or even know that Bill Clinton is a Southern Baptist? What about JFK he was a roman catholic. Or that Nixon is a Quaker? I could care less where Romney chooses to devote his Sunday mornings. But I digress....What I care about is that the average American cares less about what political platform or ideas these two men and have little knowledge about what they represent and care more about how much Ann Romney spent on her campaign clothes or about where Michelle Obama and the girls went on vacation....
If we the people don't care then why should the candidates? I've heard more about Romney's income and Obama's hate for Romney and the republicans then I've heard about what either of them actually plan on doing with the bottomless hell hole of debt that this nation is consumed in. I've heard more about where Obama went to college and more about Romney's religious beliefs than I've heard about what we're going to do about taxes, American hunger and gay rights combined! To name just a few.

This nation is and will continue to go to pot unless we as an American people start to care. I understand that the opinions and beliefs that I have may not be correct and that they may deeply offend people...well guess what? At least I have an opinion....

 Sorry...I will now step off of my soap box....for all like two of you that read this I'm sorry for the waste of time....  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Two Years!

 Today Scott and I are celebrating our Two Year anniversary! Can you even believe it? Cause I sure can't!! Seems like just yesterday that we met and started falling! Two years has come and gone! Wow I can't even wait for the next two...or 22 or 200 or whatever the good Lord decides to bless us with!
Beautiful fresh flowers from Pikes Place Market.

Here is a list of our adventures from this last year of our married lives...

Scott's switched jobs have I
I ran my first 10 k followed by my first 8k
And signed up for my first half marathon!
Scott sold the Tasty Talon (his baby) err I mean car
We got called to be primary team teachers challenging but we love it
Scott is a Den leader in Scouts
Scott kinda decided what he want's to be when he grows up
I undecided...
Shuga baby turned 1  :)
We decided that we're going to buy a house and started the approval process
Aubree one of my best friends got married!! :)

We then made plans for the next two years!!!
Boy oh boy and I one blessed and happy girl! Sure love my man!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Domesticated housewife

I don't pride myself on being a very good housewife. Don't get me wrong I try very hard but I'm not exactly what some may call "traditional". Well Thursday's I get off work early and this is what I was up to today...

First I made our bed. This rarely happens...

Then a little surprise for the hubby when we get in bed ;)

Then I started baking a cake do while it baked I did a little crafting...

Next I washed the of my least favorite things to do.

Cake got done and I frosted it. Then decorated it...let's just say that I grossly overestimated how many baby chocolate chips I would need...

Now that all of that is done I guess I'll go for my run.

And that my friends is how I practiced being a good Mormon house wife today ;)

Monday, June 18, 2012


Life is a Journey....lately I haven't been finding much joy in my journey. I've been so busy that I hardly slow down to enjoy all of the things that I'm doing to fill my schedule. I feel like I rush from one activity or task to the next with little time in between to actually think about or enjoy what I'm doing. After I got home from my wonderful trip to Wyoming...(Post about my trip to come) I somewhat felt let down. Depressed to be back to the daily grind of my life. A large part of that sadness comes from being homesick and from dearly missing my family. But I think that another part of it came from missing the simplicity of family life in Wyoming.
Starting today I am going to simplify. Cut back of the daily and weekly activities that keep me busy but that take me away from happiness. I need happiness and when I'm not happy I'm afraid that Scott isn't happy. So here's to simplifying and therefore finding more peace and happiness!

 “If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New job, new blessings

So the Lord truly does hear and answer prayers! And I've been blessed with a new job! I'm working at Sillito Chiropractic and LOVE it...most the time. and some days more then others. But that's work right?! I'm blessed to have two amazing bosses who are both members and who are amazing and it makes my work environment so nice! I also work with two lovely coworkers who are such a blessing and who I can honestly say have become some very close friends! We all share and get along with no office drama and they always have my back...Our Heavenly Father knows us and our needs...Sometimes we just need to have faith and patience!

Picture Me, Jassi and Erin :)

busy lady

I have found every excuse to not blog for the last forever! And let me tell you they are really good excuses! Let me take you through a day in the life of Kirsten....
6:45 a.m. get up and get ready for work
7:30 a.m. leave the house
8:15 a.m. -6:30 p.m. work
7:00-8:00 p.m. run/workout
8:00 p.m. dinner, homework, cuddle Scott, shower, veg on the couch

My days are jam packed and not always with the things that I need to or want to do! Blah I feel like I'm so old! 21 and working full time going to school part time. Training full time for my new love of running. Playing wifey full time and trying to figure out what the freak I'm supposed to do with my life. Every angle that I've played while trying and attempting and hoping and praying to get into nursing school has led me to a dead end.If it wasn't one thing it was always something else. I felt like everything was on track and working out only to be faced with another closed door!  And now one class away, sitting on the waiting list, $130 registration fee paid I feel like I'm taking myself in the wrong direction! I feel like I shouldn't go to nursing school! And maybe that's why my pursuit of this has been so frustrating. Maybe the Lord was trying to tell me all along? I don't know...So for now I'm choosing to have faith that the Lord has a bigger plan for me.
On a brighter note, Scott got a new job and is liking it much better then his old job. He's still doing construction which he doesn't like but it pays the bills. And he's thinking about school which is a huge plus!! Everyone pray and keep your fingers crossed that he'll make a decision so we can move forward with our lives...
Well that's all I have time for for now. Pictures and much more exciting updates to come!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Snowshoeing Snoqualmie

Scott and I went snowshoeing for the first time with some amazing people from our ward...the Ward family haha We love them and we had such a blast. It was such a beautiful day and being in the mountains made me almost feel like I was home in Wyoming! Oh how I miss the wide open spaces!

Kristi, Ryan, Lucy Scott and Chaz
I stole this picture...but that is just a big pile of snow on a rock in the middle of this river with a waterfall back behind it that Chaz is standing on. You can see us on the right in this picture
Lucy was making Scott feed her snow it was so cute to watch them together
beautiful views
Scott and Chaz sword fighting with the poles we rented

Thursday, March 1, 2012

30 day shred challenge

Hot yoga baby! It's changing my sounds epic I know, well it is epic! I've found the most amazing workout ever ever! Tonight I stared a 30 day challenge! My goal? Find health, strength, ability, inner peace and connection of mind body and soul! My friends for those of you who have yet to find a workout that works your entire body and mind find yoga find hot yoga! You have nothing to lose but weight!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Years-ish resolutions

I've been so unmotivated and had so little time that I feel like I haven't really gotten around to do much blogging! Boo on me! I know this is coming a little late but better late then never right? I was blog stalking my wonderful SIL and she just put up her new years resolutions so I figure I can follow her good example and finally publish my list. I've written down little goals all over the place so I figure it's time to compile them all. Because I'm bound to lose that restraint napkin and those stray sticky notes.

1. Become less judgmental
2. Stop comparing
3. Run at least two half marathons
4. Get out of credit card debt
5. Apply to nursing school
6. Eat healthier
7. Read more
8. Love more
9. Share the gospel
10. Daily personal and couples scripture study

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Doing some bathroom remodeling this morning. That's right I'm an awesome wifey! I used my pink tool set thank you mommy and I only scraped two knuckles! Success

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This week in review

This week has been crazy! The forecast called for snow and the Wyoming girl in me rejoiced! Monday no snow. Tuesday we got a few random flakes throughout the day that didn't amount to much. Wednesday the weather man was calling for a snowpoclypse (my fingers were crossed but I was skeptical!) My new job allows me to sit on my rear and watch the front doors. So I watched and waited and I'll admit I may have done a little snow dance! I work in downtown Puyallup and if it snows no one can get up the hill back to my house. Or so I've been told? {more on that amazing job later} So I was really hoping for a snow day on Wednesday! And low and behold the heavens didn't disappoint! We got a whopping 6-7 inches. Enough to shut down half of Washington! And I got a snow day! Thursday the power went out in most of Puyallup! So again no work. Friday there was freezing rain and scattered snow. All of the trees froze and then started breaking and crashing down it was really creepy! There were trees down all over the roads! And the power remained out. We finally got power back Friday night. But I still got a 5 day weekend!! Wooty woot!