Monday, April 12, 2010

The Newlyweds!!

Hey everyone!
So Since I got married I made a NEW BLOG :) check it out!!
Love McKenna 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sister Bell

When I was attending school at the LDS Business College I took a communications class from Sister Bell, she was a very loving sweet down to earth woman who was extremely Christ like and understood people better than anyone I have even met in my life. As I was cleaning out old papers I had saved to my laptop I found this paper I wrote in Sister Bell's class and I decided to post it on my blog so that every now and again I can go back and read it, and maybe it will be something that someone else needs to hear. <3>

I believe that having a positive attitude is a huge part of how a person’s life will turn out. There is nothing like meeting a person who always looks on the bight side of things and finds joy in the little things of life!

Growing up I was never one of the people who found the bad in things, but I don’t think I was the most positive person. I would always think about all the things I wish I could change about myself and my life. It wasn’t until I moved down to cedar city and became friends with a girl name Amanda that I learned to change the way I thought about myself and my world around me.

As Manda and I became friends I slowly started to learn how much good there was in the world and to be grateful for the things I had been given. I had a wonderful family who supported me, I had good friends who were always there for me, and I had everything I needed right at my fingertips. Life was good.

But I think the most important thing Manda helped me to learn was learning to love myself. Whenever I was with her she always had something to say about how beautiful we looked, and how skinny we were, and how our eyes were so pretty and blue, and how were had gorgeous hair. No matter how bad we actually did look, she always had something good to say about us. After always hearing her say these this all the time I finally started thinking them. And to this day I always find something I like about myself when I look at myself in the mirror in the morning.

Then there is my cousin Cailie, I have never met anyone who can find so much positive in everything! She is always telling me the things she loves about everything. And after spending many hours reading her blogs I decided that I want to be just like her someday.

Cailie and I have a thing that for everyday in the year of 2009 we will do something new every single day. They don’t have to be huge major things like going sky diving. Just something that we can remember, and tell to other people.

When I started doing this I noticed that I had a much better attitude about my day and how it would turn out. Because there was something new to look forward to that day. And that meant that it was going to be a different day than the last one.

We both started a blog and on my blog a decided that I would also included quotes I had heard and things I had seen during the day that made me happy. For example, one day I was waiting for the trax train to come an it had started snowing and there was an old man across the street from me and when he noticed that it had started snowing he leaned his head back, closed his eyes, and with a big smile on his face held out his hand to catch some snowflakes. Although I’m sure this old man probably had no idea that anyone was watching this simple little action. But it made me so happy to see that something so simple could bring such joy to someone.

Have you ever heard of the chain reaction? Like when someone does something nice for you, you want to do something nice for someone else? Well I believe that we could start a chain reaction of good attitude. So why not try? Because a little bit of a positive attitude could go along way.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

my past two months in a nut shell :)

Wow, what a crazy past few months I have have. . .
In the past two months I finished my summer classes at Snow College, Went on a crazy two day road trip with my cousins and sister to New Mexico to visit my family,was in the car when it hit a dear, got stranded in Cortez's Colorado, read the book "the notebook", hung out with my family, saw a hot air balloon, took a ride on a camel, flew on an airplane by myself, packed up every thing I own, moved from Ephraim into my cousin house in Lehi, lived out of a duffel bag for a month, got a closet, unpacked all my stuff, took a tour of different hair schools, got a spray on tan, decided to go to hair school at Evans, Dropped out of college, became a bum with no life, looked for jobs, got a job interview, didn't take the job, rode my bike around with cailie, took crazy pictures, went to Idaho Lava hot springs, floated down a river, got allergies, a cold, a sinus infection, and asthma all at once, took some strong drugs, punched cailie in the back in my sleep, had crazy dreams, went on a road trip with Deidre to Ephraim, got my laptop fixed, cried, broke my phone, fixed my phone, ate a cookie monster cookie, went to the nickelback concert and also saw saving able, papa roach, hinder, got beer spilled on the back of my legs, lived with lauren for two days, painted my nails yellow, went to a rest home and made some new friends with some old ladies, decided I wanted to take a break from school and be a nanny for a year, cried, talked to my mom and decided that I didn't want this, called Snow college and got back in. . . Welcome to my life.
This weekend and next week: Pack up everything I own again into my trusty astro van henri, move into park place apartments, register for classes, find a job, start over again.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

grow old with me, the best is yet to come

July 1st, 2009

- The power went out when I was at walmart

- I went to Fish Lake, and ate dinner with Jeff and his little sister; and Sky was working there!!!

- Jeff took me up to the top of Ephraim and we danced in the headlights of his car to cute music :) it was very romantic and you could see over all of Ephraim and Manti. :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

i need you

June 30th, 2009
Jeff and I made a rice and egg concoction out of a "cooking for two" cook book. It was actually pretty good.

June 29th, 2009
Jeff and I went up to the Manti temple and sat on the hill and talked, and watched a cute family talking about the temple. It was extremely beautiful and peaceful.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

tell me you feel the way i do

So between my family moving to New Mexico, and me moving to Ephraim I got very bad at my blog.. Sorry, but i'm going to start again!! so here we go:

June 28th, 2009
Jeff, Merri, Nina, and I put together a puzzle of Mr. M & M

June 27th, 2009
Jeff and I went out to lunch with his parents at the cheese cake factory, and we parked in a handicap space!! and I went and took pictures at Matt and Lys wedding. That is the first time i've ever been to a wedding.

June 26, 2009
Today Jeff and I went to a dance/party thing in west jordan. and outside we roasted marshmellows in the rain! We also saw this boy dressed up really weird walking down the street.. it made me laugh really hard!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Instructions For Life

  • Take into account that great achievements involve great risks.
  • When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  • Learn the rules so you know how to break the properly.
  • Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  • When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • Spend some time alone every day.
  • Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Live a good honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  • A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for you career.
  • In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  • Share you knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
  • Be gentle with the earth.
  • Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
  • Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.