Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 in photos

Mill Avenue with an old friend

Benni Hana for my Birthday

DJ Ben throwing down the music on my birthday.

Imax 3-D

Viva Las Vegas

Sea World with the 6th graders

Honolulu Hawaii

Many weekend trips to the cabin

Forth of July


Steve Martine concert

Beauty and the Beast

Halloween Party.

There have been many more fun things that have happened this year but no pictures. I hope that 2011 will bring many wonderful memories and happy times in my life. Thank you to everyone who made 2010 so wonderful!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooktastic Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, the costumes, candy, and happy faces. The monday before halloween my mom and her friends have a party for all the kids and grandkids. They have tons of food and games for everyone. It is such a great night! On the weekend there are always parties to attend and many chances to dress up. I was bad this year and did not take as many pictures as I would have liked, but oh well there is always next year!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beauty and the Beast!

I have been very Excited to see Beauty and the Beast! I bought the tickets in May and have been looking forward to it ever since. This is my all time favorite Disney Movie, and I love the Broadway Musical as well. I asked a good friend of mine to accompany me to the show and he enjoyed it as much as I did. I have always loved to go to musicals and spend the day at the theater! Thank you to mom and dad for giving us a love for the theater!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fantastic Weekend!

I have been in a hermit mode lately trying to get my house in order and starting the school year has been very stressful. I have been spending my weekends very low key. On Friday it was my friends birthday so we went out to celebrate on Saturday. We started at the Aquarium and it was almost empty, we had a lot of fun walking around looking at all the fish and different exhibits. After that we went to Joe's Farm Grill to eat, and it was amazing!!!!! The final event for the night was Jester'Z an improve comedy club. What a fun filled night I really enjoyed being out and having a great time.
On Sunday my parents purchased tickets to the Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Ranger concert. I was very excited to go with them and my Grandparents. Now this is Bluegrass music, but I have to tell you it was amazing! Steve Martin is a great musician and was telling jokes to make the night even better. I was blown away by the band that was there as well. It was such an amazing concert!
This has been one of the best weekend that I have had in a long time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vader Dances to Hammer

This made me laugh this morning and I wanted to share it. Kris it made me think of you!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lilies at the cabin

This weekend was the Heap Reunion which the family looks forward to all year. It camping, shooting things, quading, eating lots of good food, and family fun. This year was a little disappointing because it rained, rained, and rained. Friday was wonderful, perfect sunny weather, nice 70 degree temperatures and the sling shot. The next day when we got to the camp site it starts to rain, and it just keeps coming with no end in site. We made the decision to head back to the cabin to get dry. Show Low was clear and sunny, but the camp site was still getting pounded by rain. We stayed at the cabin and watched humming birds at the feeders, admired the garden, and watched a movie. I took some pictures of the lilies that are in bloom right now I Love how they turned out!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bartlett Lake!

Saturday my friend Justin and his wife Lauren invited me to Bartlett Lake with them and a few other friends. It was a blast the weather was pretty nice for arizona and the lake was not crowded at all. We took the tube out for some fun, and just drove around the beautiful lake. I really enjoyed myself and I am very blessed to have such great friends that invited me to come.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Arizona Sunset!

I was up at my cousin's house on Thursday, and this is what we saw as we where driving to his house. My cousin Johnny ran from the car to start taking pictures. As the time passed the sunset kept getting better and better. We sat and watched the sun go down and was amazing at the beauty that took place in front of us.This is one of the main reasons why I love Arizona!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

4th of July

For the 4th I went up to Show Low to celebrate. I love the patriotism that you get in small towns everyone decorates, and dresses up. It makes me proud to be an in this country. We spent the weekend taking the rhino out, BBQ, and spending time with family and friends. We watched fireworks from the top of the golf course, we could see Heber, Show Lows, and St. Johns shows from where we sat. We sent the nights with the telescopes looking at the stars and constellations. It is great to be in a place where we can really see the stars. It was an amazing weekend!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oahu Hawaii 2010

My friend Angie and myself decided to take a trip to Hawaii after school was out for the summer, since I was not teaching summer school I decided to treat myself to the trip. We flew to Oahu and started our adventure with a bright blue convertible.

The first day we went to Pearl Harbor, what an amazing place to sit and just take in all that took place there.
I was overcome with a pride for my country and all the people that serve this great nation. I can't begin to imagine what it would have been like to be there, but I know that I felt such a powerful experience that I will never forget.

The second day we went on a hike to a wonderful waterfall, it was an easy hike and lots of plant life to see.
Once you get to the falls you can swim in the cool waters of the falls.It was such a fun experience to walk through this jungle area and see all the different plant life and all the different animals that crossed our path.

We also went to the Polynesian Cultural Center and spent a whole day wondering the grounds and learning about all the wonderful countries that make up the little cities. My favorite was Tahiti and Tonga, I learned so much and had a lot of fun while I was learning.
We ate the dinner there and it was amazing with dancers and singers to entertain us while we dinned. The show"The Breath of Life" was amazing I was so impressed by all the dancers and enjoyed every minute. The best part was the fire dancers I could not take my eyes off of them. It was a great experience.

One day we decided to drive out to the North Shore area and go to Sunset Beach and eat a Ted's Bakery,(now this was are second time eating there it was that good)
We set out late so we could watch the sunset and then go eat after it was dark.
It was a great beach and great food and it was nice to have more of a relaxing day to sit and have fun.

We did have a little bit of adventure we took some ATVs up into the mountain area of Oahu on Kualoa Ranch. They film a lot of movies on this ranch such as Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Godzilla, Pearl Harbor, and the show Lost. It was a blast to drive around the mountain and see the ocean on one side and the mountain range on the other. After the ATVs we took a jeep up into the deeper parts of the mountain and get some great views. I really enjoyed this day.

I also visited with a friend that lives on the Island, her husband and 4 kids live on the Military base. Emilee and I have been friends since 4th grade and I was so excited to see her and catch up. She has such a beautiful family and really makes me appreciate the good times we had and all the great things that her husband is doing for our country.

Our last full day on the Island we decided to have a nice dinner out to celebrate our time there. My friend told me about a great restaurant that looks over this beautiful garden. The food was amazing and the view was wonderful.
Because we got to the place early we had time to kill, so we went to a macadamia nut farm. They had all these different kinds of flavors to try. It was a great place to pick up my last minute gifts before dinner. There where many more things that we did while there but this is just a sample of some of the great adventures that we had on my vacation to Paradise. This was such an amazing trip, hopefully I will get to visit again soon.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Something Old

My cousin Shauna and I went to Africa last summer to visit my parents who were serving a mission there. It was the best trip I have taken in my life so far. The other day my cousin posted some pictures from our trip. The picture got me thinking about my own and I decided to put one up too. Thanks for the inspiration cousin!!!