Monday, December 1, 2008

mission calls

As many of you know, my awesome brother Kyle received a mission call to Baton Rouge Louisiana in May, and found out 2 days before that he had to have surgery, and could not go for a while. It was so hard for him and made me cry all the time helping him, because I knew he was in so much pain, and I could tell from his face. It was hard for him too, and no matter how much he doesn't want to admit it, he did cry. He was so ready to go, and of course was only needing about 5 small things. He still has all the things he needs to go. He has been living with my sister for the past month and a half, working for her, and just getting away for a while. Kyle found out at the doctor today he can go! He is leaving December 17th, so it is good my mom didn't get him much for Christmas! Well I don't want him to leave, because he is so funny, and I love him, but I know how excited he is, so I will try to have a good last couple of weeks. I love you Kyle!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

long weekend

I had a long, busy week. It was very fun. Just so you know, this is going to be a long post with lots of pictures.

Sunday: My cousin Joseph came home from a mission. It was the first time in a while I got to sit by my dad in Sacrament. It was nice.

Monday: School was boring, as usual, and after that we went to Vicki's (a family friend) house for thanksgiving dinner. Her husband is a pilot and so they always have thanksgiving the Monday before. It was awesome.

Tuesday: School again. It was still boring. After school I had an eye appointment. Luckily I do not need glasses. They dilated my eyes, so my pupils were so big. I was going to put a picture, but it is kind of scary. The light really hurt, and I couldn't read. I had dance right after, and It was really blurry and I got dizzy easily. When I got home I went with Travis, Quinn, Derek, and Quinn's friend Devin to see The Dark Night. I was asleep for most of it. haha

Wednesday: I honestly don't remember what I did that morning. Probably played Nintendo. But that afternoon Kendall took me shopping to the mall. I have always been looking for babysitting jobs, so I saved up my money to buy this winter coat. It is so cute. I never really have had winter coats. Just jackets, so this has been fun. Except it is too warm for one right now.

Wednesday night I went babysitting for 2 hours for some people in my ward, and I was really happy they called, because I had no money after buying the jacket. After that I went to tithing settlement with my family. When we got home we watched the movie The Ultimate Gift. One of the best movies ever. I cried so much. It was so cute. If you haven't seen it, you should, because it is awesome!

Mark, Mindee, and Kyle got home that night in the middle of the movie. As soon as they walked in the door I jumped up and had to climb over our Foosball table to run upstairs and say hi. I haven't seen Kyle for a month now, and really missed them. I missed Mark and Mindee too.
Thursday: THANKSGIVING!!! Thanksgiving I woke up and helped cook most the morning. Everyone in my family (except Brian) was there. Plus a family in our stake, and Vicki and her husband. (He got home early). It was so good, and really fun. I don't remember what I did that night. I remember I took a nap, but that's about it.

Friday: I woke up at 8:45 to get ready to go to the temple. Me, My dad, Kendall, and Quinn all went to do baptisms for the dead in the Ogden Temple. It was nice. We were done pretty fast, so after some traditional ice cream at Farrs, we decided to go shopping. This is the first Black Friday I have ever gone shopping. All though I love shopping, my family is not much into it, so I end up not going. We just went to the stores my dad wanted to go to, but it was still fun. I got a cute black skirt, and was satisfied.

Friday night after showering and getting ready, I went with Travis, his friend Charley, and her little sister Danica to the movie Twilight. LOVED IT!!! It was awesome. I didn't know if I would like it, but I loved it. I am definitely going again. I am shocked the theatres are as packed as they are. But it is Twilight, what do you expect???

Friday also brought me a cold soar. I get one a year, and I hate them. They sting, and itch, and are huge and puffy. When they are better I get scabs over them for almost a week. I hate it!!!
Saturday: We went dancing. My mom and dad taught us to do a couple of dances and moves. Kendall was my partner. Kyle brought his girlfriend Amanda, and Travis is dating a girl named Emily who he brought. She is really nice, I like her. This is us doing some cool moves. haha It was actually really fun.

After dancing we went to the Nutcracker, well Mindee, Mom, Grandma, Grandpa and I. I have never been, so it was fun. The dancers are amazing.

We got home to a surprise. Our 25 year old t.v. cabinets were in the garage, so when we got inside there was a new t.v. and stand in our house. It was my dad's Christmas present for my mom. He didn't want to wait until Christmas. We are all so happy. A couple of rearrangements, and we will be good to go. It is really cool.

We finished off the night dipping chocolates. We try to every year, but sometimes we miss.

These are about 2/3 of the chocolates we dipped. We make peanut butter, cherry, caramel, turtle, chocolate, mint, almond, peanut, etc. All sorts of them.

Yeah, it is a messy job, as you can tell from all our fingers.

I love chocolates, and it is really fun making them.

This week was busy, but really fun. I love hanging out with my family, and can't wait until seeing them again at Christmas.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I thought this was hilarious! I like turkey's for their legs! haha, well happy thanksgiving everyone!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

dance recital

my dance recital went pretty well. I did mess up twice, but my mom was the only one who said she noticed, so I was pretty happy. I did my solo very nice, and it turned out really great! I was happy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


this is my new dance costume.
It is just brown with sparkalies.
I am really excited!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Sorry you can't really see it, but this is my family.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I was just told that I will be preforming at Clearfield High School's Christmas Recital. Only a couple teams can go, and my team, and the extreme team at the other Rhythm Works Studio can go! I am so excited! It is November 21st at 7:00 if any of you want to go. Admission is $5. I know it is the day TWILIGHT comes out, but it would be awesome if you could come. Also my Christmas recital is December 20th, at 2:00, I don't know where yet, but I will put a picture of my costume when I get it on here, and I will put where my recital will be.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


all 3 of my grandma's have a birthday this month. Sorry I don't have a picture of grandma Ashcroft, or grandma Spackman. Well my grandma Ashcroft's birthday is the 17th, my grandma Spackman's birthday is the 8th, and my grandma Florence's birthday is the 10th. My grandma, Florence Lamb, is turning 99! I am so happy she has lived this long. She is awesome, and really funny. It is interesting to talk to her about growing up, because it was so long ago. I love all of my grandma's. Happy Birthday to you all!

One thing that I love about each grandma.

1. Grandma Spackman is so strong, and positive. Even with my grandpa dieing, she found the good instead of the bad. I know she misses him, and so do I, but I love that she can still be so positive.

2. Grandma Ashcroft is so nice. She is always willing to help me, and is always at every concert, every recital, every baptism, everything. I remember her flying out to Chicago, and sitting outside with my and read to me while I waited for the bus.

3. Grandma Florence is so funny. I love hearing stories from her. We read her history sometimes, or watch the movie on her, and it is so interesting. Grandma also loves chocolate. She will buy some, just so when we come over, we can have some. She never runs out, so we can have as much as we want.

All my grandma's always look nice too. They always have cute clothes on, that match, and they always complement me. I love all of you!


So as you may know, I love Halloween. I always dress up even though I never go trick-or-treating anymore. Well this is Derek and his friend Mitch. I thought it would be funny if they were Mario and Luigi. It was pretty cute. I am glad I told them my idea!
I went through like, 10 different costume Ideas. I ended up being a cowgirl, and got plenty of complements. It was fun.
After passing out candy, I went over to my friend Hayley's house, and we (plus Alyssa) just hung out and watched movies, and had a sleepover. It was super fun.

high school musical 3

so I went and saw high school musical 3. It was definetly the best high school musical. I loved it! Well if you haven't seen it... you need to. It was AWSOME!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

pumpkin carving

The Monday night before Halloween, my family always carves pumpkins. Our family has been getting smaller, faster, and this year, only 3 were carved.
This is my dad's and Derek's.
This is my Frankenstein
[sorry you can barely see it!]
This is Quinn's Jazz one.
I love carving pumpkins. I hope to do it for a while!

Monday, October 27, 2008

new clothes

well, i went up to park city as you all know... and got some cute clothes!!!
I got this necklace, shirt, and jeans...
And this jacket. This is the same picture of the necklace, just better.
I also got some cute earrings, a ring, and a Christmas present for Derek. I got his name for Christmas. It was fun!

haunted house

As many of you know I was in a Haunted House this past weekend. It was fun, but kind of interesting. I have never really gotten my acting skills out... so this weekend I got to. The first night I was a witch, the second a patient in the doctors room, and the third I was a vampire.
This is my patient face. I did white makeup everyday with red lipstick, but only the second two nights I did blood. It was a good experience.

Friday, October 17, 2008

park city again!

So we went up to park city again. This time Kendall didn't come, and mindee and amanda came. It was super fun. We pretty much did the same things as last time. We also went to the Olimpic statium thing. It was pretty interesting. I haven't been since I was little, so it was fun!
This is derek in one of those face things, like they have at lagoon.
Here is Me, Mindee, Quinn, and Derek in a bobslead.
Here is Amanda and Kyle in a bobslead.
Here are some of the olimpic metals.
This is us all on a long ski lift.
(left to right): Amanda, Kyle, Quinn, Mindee, Me, Derek, Dad.
It was really fun!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

park city!

So this weekend my family all went up to park city! It was a blast!
It was also way pretty! I was so excited to tell everyone it snowed...
Untill I came home and there was almost as much here as there was in park city!
We went shopping, walked up and down main street, WENT SWIMMING OUTSIDE! (in 40 degree weather), went to sounds of the sabbath, and just hung out. It was so fun, and I can't wait untill next weekend we are going up again, and my sister gets to come this time! I am so excited!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Halloween is comming... Its floating in the air, So make sure on this night of nights, your ready for a scare!
Halloween is definetly one of my favorite hollidays! I am so excited and can't wait! These are some of our cute decorations!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


On Friday I went to fright mares with my friend from Idaho, Brianna. It was so much fun. I love her family, they are so nice and treat me like I am in their family. Sorry to Taylor and Jaylen for not going to the game. It was so much fun and I had a great time getting to See Bri again. Can't wait till the next time you come!


I don't know if all of you watched Saturday mornings conference, but I heard one story I thought was so cute, and I wanted to share it with you. It was by Niel L. Anderson.
A little girl was born with horrible hearing. Growing older, it got better, but still not perfect. She would have trouble remembering she didn't need to talk so loud to other people. One time at the grocery store she saw a little boy in a wheel chair. She noticed he had no legs. In her loud voice she asked her mom why he had to legs. Her mom told her god made everyone different, but special. The little girl went up to the boy, and said "its okay you have no legs. I was born and I couldn't hear at all. When god comes, you will have legs, and I will be able to hear. That is one way we are special."
I just thought that was so cute. We are all special no matter what!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


My parent's anniversary is September 11th. My sister's and my grandparents are both on September 13th. Every year they leave for a while and go on a trip together. This year they left for one and a half weeks to California. From what I hear they are having fun. It has been hard, but a very good experience for our family. My mom is the best, and does everything for us. We help out, yeah, but it is nothing like the real thing...

Us kids have cooked...

Set and cleared the table...

Washed the dishes...

Cleaned (very nice too I must add)...

And did our own laundry.
It has been difficult, but I guess it will probably be worse than this in the future when I have kids of my own. Thanks for teaching us these life skills that will stick with me for the rest of my life!


So this is my crazy 9 year old little brother Derek...
I love him so much, but he can be REALLY crazy!
He is so funny, and annoying, and funny again.

Thanks for being an awesome brother these 9 years! Love ya.