Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Stuff(ing)

The kiddos and I made name tags for dinner the night before Thanksgiving (at the guitar store). No one questions the name places and sits where their names are, on the plate. We decided NOT to write their names, but adjectives that begin with the first letter of their names.
A scrapbooking AngelMarathon Runner
Dude who likes to textLoyal to Softball
Legendary FootballerLocal BreakdancerAwesome Dad - ChefAmazingly talented - sister, friend, guitarist, singer...Outstanding Video Gamer Loving and Looney Bin friendlyJammin fun UncleAwesome Aunt - cooks, plays... Outspoken PreschoolerLearner - potty training, words, playing, readingSweet AuntKreative and KindJustly good tastes - for food too.Really ShyAdorably hard headedMuscular and punches usHeavenly shopper - Hot sizzlin'

We missed the Matt/Mary clan and Grandma/Grandpa, though we made them cards too!

We all pitched in for the dinner. I made yams for the first time. I was so nervous that I ended up making 5 different kinds: regular, 2 brown sugar and butter, yam crisp, and marshmallow topped. The yam crisp was deliciously sweet, like dessert for dinner - every kids' dream! We had delectable turkey, honied carrots, green beans, creamed potatoes, 2 kinds of cranberry sauce, home made rolls, mmmm I could go on and on. YUM!

We played video games, guestures, celebrities, and guitars:

I am grateful for a wonderful family! I know, you're all jealous!

Looney Bin Reunion 2009

I'm not very good at updating my blog. So, this will be Looney Bin Lunch, Thanksgiving, and Turkey Bowl (BYU vs. Uof U) all in one fell swoop!


I was blessed with a perfectly looney group of ladies, that have blessed my life for more than 15 years, as my BYU freshman roomies. We still meet for lunches and have planned for future get togethers with families, like my parents do with their mission buddies (FEM group).

It was a snowy snowy day! I LOVE THE SNOW!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


My life is full of amazing people. From family to friends, I am blessed with good, uplifting peeps. As many people know, this September I celebrated my 5 year mark. 5 years represents, in the breast cancer world, the end of cancer as I knew it! I am considered cancer free. No more too regular doctor's check ups, no more tamoxefin, no more hot flashes, and a hope for weight loss :)

Many months ago, my friends and I discussed celebrating this wonderful occasion. And we did... Sandra style! Pink tables, pink capes, pink shirts, pink candy, pink cookies and treats, pink drinks, pink games, pink center pieces... you get the picture. She and Ali went all out for this party, for me.
I'm not too good with a lot of attention and I diverted most of it to the boys with the cones tied to their chests.

Unknown Anthem, my very own band (I am a groupie), played over a half an hour. Thanks to Ali, who knows many famous people. I sat back and enjoyed the music, then took some time to dance. Especially when they played "I'm a survivor" first, because I love the song and then eventually I realized it was because I am a survivor (duh), then I enjoyed it even more and laughed a little to myself.
My brothers, John and Matt came with their families, despite the fact BYU had a football game and who invited all these Utes during their football game?! ... talk about true steph fans :) To be honest, we've been celebrating this 5th year all year and I'm kind of glad to be done with it. I cut off my LIVESTRONG bracelet with a knife and threw it at Sandra (Jenn gave the bracelets to my family when I was diagnosed - 2004 - and I've worn it everyday since). People may stop buying my book, but I'm okay with that... I hope the copies that are out there will reach the people that need it and the rest are used to get me a husband who thinks I'm hilarious (and a hot baldy).