Wednesday, February 17, 2010

happy late birthday!!

 i just wanted to take the chance to with Auntie Wilma a Happy Birthday!!

 I am so grateful fo Auntie Wilma.  She has taught me SO much over the past couple of years, when i need a good recipe i know i can count on her for that... but that isn't all
There were many times that she rescued me and gave me that bit of home i needed while i was going to school down in Provo.  I am SO grateful that i could rely on her for that. 

 we have had our share of laughs, and she never ceases to remind me of my dad, which is ACTUALLY a good thing!

 she is a hands on mom, her kids love her and love spending time with her, making things and playing games.

 she knows how to make, and where to find good food as well as where all the best shopping is. She knows how to find a good deal, and that is never a bad thing!

(above one of the Great places we went to go eat... see what i mean!)

I miss you Auntie Wilma, i hope you had a great birthday yesterday!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

i really am only human

 sometimes i just have to laugh at myself. 

sometimes i just like to laugh at myself.

i let life get too serious at times, and get caught up in the "drama" of it all.

but sometimes all i can do is suck it up and laugh.

Remember when i went to Hawaii?  it was heavenly.  but this story takes place before then.

Candi was going to hawaii with my parents.  Then flights to calgary went on sale close to christmas, and mom and dad scrapped their plans and decided to just fly the family home. Candi was still going, and i wanted to go before i went on my mission, so i decided to go with her.  I booked my flights, i would be flying out the same day was her, but i would come home a few days earlier.

That was like september.

here comes november.  We are leaving Nov 27th, and Candi sees a seat sale for tickets to fly home i think a day later or something for cheaper, i can't really remember, but for some reason candi was calling westjet.  we had talked about me just changing my flight and coming home with her, and i decided that i did want a couple extra days there, and a flying companion.  Westjet was having some technical issues, and candi was on the phone and hold for hours, and after i got on and changed around my flights. the lady helping us was great, and we were "raving" fans and papahashi says.

i got my flights all re-arranged and i was excited at the extra two days i would have in hawaii.  it just made sense to add a couple more days, even if it would cost me a few more dollars.

then the lady asked, "sorry about how long it took, because of that, we can prebook your seats on the flight free of charge" and i was all about that, so i told her i wanted to sit with my sister on both flights.. we hammered out details of where on the flight and she was on her way fulfilling our requests. and then she goes, what about the flight there on the 29th? your sister isn't on that flight.

wait? what??? the 29th?? i leave on the 27th!
umm.. no ma'am you are booked on the flight on the 29th. i checked my itinerary and she was right (how could i have not checked it before?!?)

well... it would have cost a pretty penny to change my flight to the 27th.
apparently that is why they send you the confirmation email.
and... i ended up with the exact same number of days in hawaii, and no travel companion one way, as was originally planned.

moral of the story: don't let me book your flights


 i worry sometimes that i'll miss these people too much to be able to function on my mission

i don't want to miss out on anything in their lives

it brings the waterworks into my life

and when the flooding is complete...

i remember... they'll still be here when i get home, and they will probably love me more then, because they missed me SO much.

i can deal with more love