Dear sweet Crayola

My dear Car Crayola,
How sweet you have been to me these past 5 years. How reliable and fun you have been to me. How handi you have come. How many memories you hold.
My dear Crayola, the time has come that you must now pass....I have put many band aides on you and even some complete replacements, a few enhancements, and sadly a lot of my dad's money. (Thanks dad!)
You have taught me a ton and helped through some pretty tight spots. I will always remember you as my first car. The car that I learned to drive stick shift with. The car the people looked at me funny when I told them you took Diesel. The car that no one could ever start. The car that went fast. The car that I will always remember....And don't worry, you can never be replaced.
Sadly, you broke on me. You gave it your all until you could not go anymore. You tried to make it a safe spot but half way through the turn the smoke and brokeness got in the way. I know you wanted to keep going, I could hear you still trying, and thankfully no one ran into me when you had to pushed off the road.
I hope you will always remember me Crayola. I hope you maybe find a new owner to take car of you and love you like I did. I hope you can take car of someone like you took car of me.
I hope I find a good, new car, just like you.
Good bye Crayola.....


Holidays smell SO good!

Thanksgiving and Christmas are seriously just around the corner and I am so excited! This years James and i will be traveling to Colorado for Thanksgiving. I think it will be fun to see the traditions that
James grew up with and to spend some fun time with his family. Last year, we were with my family and 
it was filled with babies and a lot of people! We had such a great experience though- there were three baby blessings and so many people that we love. What a great way to 
spend Thanksgiving, and what a great reminder of what Thanksgiving is all about.
This year, I am looking forward to making great memories with my other family :) It'll be fun to have some different weather too- maybe even some snow! 

Lately, James and I have been so busy with school and work, 
that we have had little time to think of the upcoming breaks or vacations, but we have had the amazingly fun
chance to have Rex and Amy and their little boy Adam live with us for the
month of November. Rex has been doing a rotation at the VA here in Tucson
and we had the extra room, so they came to live here! It has been so fun to have a little one around 
all the time and to be able to spend time getting to know Rex and Amy better. (Rex is my mom's brother fyi)
I think one part that James has really enjoyed has been the amazing meals that Amy has made for dinner! 
Check our Favorite Recipes page for some of the ones that we love that she has made.
It has also made me realize that I work too much! I want to be home cooking 
dinner and trying these yummy recipes out....How many years til we're done with school again?

The other things that are going on around here-
We just had Young Women's in Excellence for our ward it turned out GREAT! I am so glad that 
I am able to work with these wonderful girls and to be able to see them 
create and grow and gain a testimony or the love their Savior has for them. Check out the Personal Progress page for more about that night.

well a few days later and Thanksgiving has already come and gone...see next post :)