Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This is just a quick list of reasons why I need to go on vacation:

1. I have a hang nail on my thumb and it KILLS to use the space bar.
2. 2 paper cuts in the exact same place. What are the chances?
3. I can't sleep because I'm so excited to if I go, I can get some sleep, right?

I leave Thursday, at 10:55
Yay for seeing parents and the Paris airport!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

To Chrisanna (others may read)

This is the current state of my bed. I would like to point out that it's about 4 outfits deep in some places. I conveniently didn't capture the entire bedroom. :0)

Oh, and I got a random text stalker the other night. It was magical. His name is Brent, and he never let me know how he got my number. And he sent a picture. Interesting. He wanted to go for a walk on Temple Square. "Do you like to walk around the temple?" I answered with "I like to go for walks with my husband." That was kind of the end of that conversation. Still a mystery, but really, why am I such an easy target for these texting stalkers?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sleeping Habits

Every once in a while, I feel compelled to sleep somewhere besides my bed. I don't know why.

After my parents moved to Africa, I slept in every single bedroom - why not? I was the only one there! Eventually, I moved a bed into the front room where I fell asleep watching movies for a good 2 weeks.

For the last 5 nights, I have slept on the floor. I wake up feeling really refreshed, too. I like that.

Meanwhile, my bed keeps acquiring more and more clothes on top of it. And then that just gives me more incentive to keep sleeping on the floor.

When I'm rich, I'm going to pay someone to put my clothes away at night.

Note: this is not my actual bed. I don't own boys clothes :0)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hi. This is Crew William Taylor. He was born on 11 May 2010. He is such a cute little man. His proud parents are Rob & Tara.

Of all the nieces & nephews I have, I've only been around for 3 births. So, this was a treat that he was born in Utah, and not in Maine. Thanks for making that feasible parents :0)

On Sunday, I got to go to Tara's parents house for a little mother's day celebration. We of course tried to convince Tara of what she should name the little man. She had a list of what she wanted, but didn't know what it would be until he came.

Luckily he got named before the birth certificate was signed. I left the hospital as Baby Taylor.

BUT, with all this talk about names, it made me remember a really cool devotional I had at work where we talked about the names of Christ. I am grateful for the way that he magnifies each name that He has. That I am able to be a participant in who He is.

And I'm grateful for little bodies that get to come to my family for me to love.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Grand Prize

At my local Smith's, I noticed a car parked in front, directly in front of the 2 entrances, which are about 7 feet apart. What is going on? Then I see a sign that reads "Enter to win a 1998 Mazda Protege" Oooo!! Just $2. I think this is a great incentive.

Turns out 1998 really doesn't seem that old to me. But then I realize it's 2010. That's a 12 year old car, not a pretty new car. My paradigm needs to shift, just a tad.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Reminds me of Spring

I really hope this video works. It's my favorite. And it makes me think about spring, which it's beautiful Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Monday, May 3, 2010


We just got the menu for the week at work.
The Hawaiian Haystack Bar has been replaced by the fruit bar.
At least the haystacks made it further than they did last year - when the bar was discontinued on my birthday. I think the angry email I sent the cafeteria people really made a difference.
I'll be okay though. I just won't eat for the next 5 months, when they hopefully bring it back.
So here's to you, Hawaiian Haystack Bar - thanks for bringing me joy and happiness every Thursday. Thanks for providing deliciousness and all the perfect toppings. You light up my life.