December 19, 2009
December 12, 2009
stay tuned for future pictures from our holiday adventures!
December 06, 2009
Family History work is AMAZING!!! And I'm gunna tell you why!
So in the class they kind of gave an over view of what can be done. I was like the above mentioned and figured mine was done. I seriously thought we'd only have info like 4 maybe 5 generations back. But the website looked easy so I atleast wanted to go look. And oh my lanta!! TONS AND TONS!!! I have some records that date back to the 1700s! Drew's goes back even further!
After I looked through and realized there was so much I could do I just turned into a green arrow junkie (green arrows mean work needs to be done). I became so excited when I submitted the information to be done. I'm not kidding. I was skipping around the house!!! I would get so into it.. I'd be up past midnight going through the information still. Drew would tell me to come to bed, and I would say.."I cant yet. they are waiting for me. They've been waiting so long for this"
It truly is amazing. I went to the temple early this week to do some work for some of the names I had submitted and what an experience! I helped seal 7 kids to their parents, 6 couples together, 2 inititories, 1 baptism, and 1 confirmation! I didnt have any super out of the ordinary experiences like some do when they take through family names, but it did just seem to mean more to me even though I had never even heard of the people I did work for. Just knowing they were my family made all the difference.
So, I challenge those of you who have not done so already... check out the new family history site. Even if its just to make sure your 4 generation chart is up to date. But we're the "clean up generation" and we need to make sure our family work has been done. It's blessed my life so much and I've only been doing it for a week! Try it out.
Below is kind of a sample starter. There is tons you can do on the site. If you have any questions let me know. you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me tell ya how to get started. Well first off the website is new.familysearch.org
The website will have to register. For this you well need you member number (temple recommend holders.. you can find that number on your recommend) and also you confirmation number. They will have you set a user name and password to use each time you log on. Then it should take you to your information. The way I started my family predigree chart was to enter my parents names (if it doesnt come up already with your name)
On the welcome page go to add information. On the next page youre giving different choices.. for now select add family or individual that is connected to my family tree. The bottom portion of the screen will have the person you have selected and all their info. If your marriage was performed in the temple, your spouse should come up. Add parents names and birthdates. My whole ancestor line came up after entering my parents info. But for drews family I did have to add up to 3 generations. But it should all come up.. unless you are the only person in your family that is LDS then you might need to do a little more work.
But from there you should be able to see all of your relatives. There are a few symbols that lets you know the status of their temple work. If the relatives are still living there will be no box in the up right hand corner of their name. If a relative has died and all work as been completed there will be a temple picture with a check mark. If there is a temple with a yellow icon, temple work needs to be done, but someone has the information reserved. If there is a flashing green arrow, the work is available to do.
So select that green arrow and it might have you look over some possible dulpicates. Just look of the info and follow the prompts. Once that is complete (if the work does still need to be done) It will take you to the temple ordiances page. On that page any work you submit will automatically be assigned to you. You can chage it to the temple in the far right colum. Then you print off the page and take it to the temple for the to print the cards.
November 30, 2009
+ Drew and I volunteered at the Arizona IronMan triathlon last week... drew did it for extra credit in a class and I just went along for fun.
+ We had 3 thanksgiving dinners. One with our neighbor the day before, one with drew's family the day of, and one with my cousins that evening. Loved it! I made my "famous" chocolate pie
+ I hurt my knee somehow. My doctor uncle thinks I might have torn my meniscus. I'm gunna have an MRI done on it probably the first of the year for insurance reasons.. but it actually hasnt been hurting too bad lately. hopefully itll heal and no MRI and no surgery.
+ Drew starts finals this week. The end of the semester is in sight!
+ We spent some time with our visiting out of state friends.
+I continue to be HORRIBLE! at taking pictures. But we should be taking family pictures soon for christmas cards
Um.. I dont know what else. Probably nothing. But we are super pumped for the semester to be done and head to Tennessee to see my family for christmas! Sooo excited. Just think... this time next year... Drew will be graduating from ASU and finding out where he got into Dental School. Oh how 2010 will bring some happy times!
November 09, 2009
Copy and paste this into a new note. Replace with your answers.
I worked for horrible Sears and Drew worked for Safeway Pharmacy
I was just months short of 21 and he was even closer to being 22
no one! my best friend at the time was bein a butt!
Drew's accord. It was clean. No one touched it.. I kinda wish they woulda. Would have made for better exit pictures.
um...looking at him across the alter in the temple during our sealing.
a year and 6 months
November 05, 2009
October 25, 2009
Good food, good fun, great company. Thanks for comin guys!
October 19, 2009
October 12, 2009
I've gotten some seasonal candles to start it off. Well, its not exactly fall frangrance but it sure is yummy! Then today I made some pumpkin bread. first time ever! I came across the recipe last night and thought it just might be the ticket!
I had a little bit of a hard time finding mini bread pans so I settled for the disposable ones (Deb said it was okay). But they sure are cute! Deb also said you can make them in soup cans for a different look, she actually prefered that way because she said you could wrap them up cuter. who knows. haha
I did have some difficulty getting the time down. My oven (which usually works great) was struggling today stayin hot. So I think the first batch (3 loaves) were in for almost 40 minutes as opposed to the 20 they are supposed to be in. But I got it figured out and they are fine. Non of them burned so dont worry.
the finished product. Sorry I started eating this loaf before I decided to take a picture of it. haha. but it sure is yummy. It'll be a nice 'welcome home from a long day' for drew. In case anyone wants Deb's recipe its as follows:
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
2 cups pumpkin
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 heaping tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 boxes vanilla pudding (not instant)
Mix sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add 2 boxes of vanilla pudding. Add nuts if desired.
Use soup cans or small loaf pans.
Spray with Pam and fill 3/4 full.
Bake at 350:
soup cans- 40 mins
tomato sauce cans- 20-25 mins
mini loaf pans- 20-25 mins
NOTE: one thing I learned, the middle should be firm to touch before removing from oven ;)
September 30, 2009
so my approach to fixing the problem is actually working out! huge for me! To start, I weigh myself before anything on my trusty wii fit then start some zumba. I take a class on saturday but figured I should prolly hit it up during the week as well. I found some good ones on youtube and do that for about an hour.
after that I hit up my quality workout dvds. I'll do one or two of the '10 min abs' then I'll change gears and do 30 mins of pilates (id do more but thats all there is on the dvd)
then lastly, I do free step on the wii fit (under the aerobics portion) for 30 mins.
I will take breaks occasionally and maybe have a healthy snack. So working out like crazy, eating better, and a lot less of it... hopefully I'll see some results!
September 15, 2009
But anyway.. the process: the big thing (besides the horrible color) was I had excess gum tissue on my bad tooth. so they did some shock stuff on it to kill the tissue then cut it away. After that they filed down my tooth to this ugly little stub that I refused to look at but accidentally saw today. (Thats when I felt way white trash) After that they made me this temp tooth outta this plastic stuff I guess. Idk. Looked kinda legit. I had that for roughly 2 and a half weeks. But today I got to go in and get the real deal. And its porcelain baby! Haha. The shape isnt as perfect as I'd like it to be but you probably cant really tell
September 12, 2009
My birthday was last week. (no pics were taken, Im horrible i know) Didnt do alot. Drew was busy with school and work. But dont worry, he took me to dinner and Oreganos the weekend before to get it in. And I told him all I wanted for my birthday from him were flowers. He did a great job with those. My mom sent me a package that came the morning of my birthday. She sent me two tops (which I surprisingly like alot), a brownie mix, and money! You can never go wrong with money. But I should take a pic of the tops, I think you'd like 'em. After taking my time gettin ready, I went to lunch with my Aunt Karen, cousins: Jamie and her daughter, Kristen, Kelly and her two girls. It was fun and I felt pretty cool that they invited me to lunch. I've always wanted to "fit" in with them. haha. they're great! Oh and Drew left me his card to go buy the second book of the hunger games: catching fire. If you havent read the series, get after it. They are A-MAZ-ING! Thanks Cami for getting us all hooked
What else has happened? Institute is going great. I really like my teacher and learning new things about the book of mormon. Drew is full blown into school now. He'll be starting his 4 week on monday and has a lot of tests that week. He's also been checkin out some styles of dentistry. I'm pretty sure he still wants to do oral but who knows. He changes his mind every other hour with that stuff.
Speaking of denistry, I get my new tooth on tuesday! wahoo! dont freak I'm not walkin around missing a tooth. I had the starting stages of a crown done on my front tooth. See previous post. I've had a temp for the last two weeks. Its grown on me, but I really hope the new one just blows me away. I want it to look amazing! I will forsure post before and after pictures.
Nothing really happening other than that... yup!
August 26, 2009
Also today I got a crown put on my front tooth. That tooth has been giving me problems for years. so it was about time. And since we finally have dental insurance I took advantage. I dont really like the temperary tooth, but what can you do. the color looks tons better. He also trimmed back the gums on that tooth. I had some excess, but thats what is makin it look so bad right now. I'll do a before and after pic later. Once my gums are so red and swollen.
But yep! thats what's up.
August 13, 2009
As you can see, we had a pretty good time. We stayed with drews high school friends, Alex and Karina in West Jordan. It was fun hangin out with them. We saw a couple more mission friends, even both mission presidents. i was able to see Jana. And Kyle from above took us out for breakfast to One Man Band. Anyone that goes to utah, I would recommend it. Cheaper breakfast but definately not lacking in quality. Oh, and drew actually admitted to liking utah. thats HUGE!
August 06, 2009
August 03, 2009
"We have lost count of the number of boys who have come in and out of your life... keep learning from them and you will someday find the keeper."
I just think its too funny. I did go through quite alot of boys that summer, but that was only the beginning.. hahaha. But you know, I did learn alot. And it was so many mostly because I bounced back very fast. Ha! But the important thing is I found my keeper, Drew.
Haha. Just a little random update from me. I'll post some pictures soon.
July 29, 2009
July 15, 2009
Then we went back to the apt for some cake and ice cream.
The next day we went bowling with his posse. Alisha brought mustaches in honor of the birthday boy
Drew looking hard- core with a few of his things Check the handle bar mustache
July 06, 2009
much just kinda hung out with some homies, got soaked in
rain, eat some super hot mexican food, saw some people
smoke pot, lots of booze (we didnt drink, no worries), and
we watched a crazy A roman candle war. that was our
weekend. Happy 4th everybody!
June 26, 2009
If you guys would like to help, you henryetta ward family, I'm talkin to you, send 'em on over. you can do it on here, facebook, email me* or shai**. maybe have them done by Sunday? they dont have to be anything long.
but c'mon, arent they just presh?! oh man, i just love them!
June 21, 2009
June 12, 2009
Don't worry, Karabi did finally surrender Drew's spot in bed and went to the foot of the bed. Thats his favorite, right in front of the fan.
June 06, 2009
but heres to chris carraba, for helping me remember.
June 05, 2009
Meet Allison, she's my daily pilates instructor. yep, thats right, I'm actually working out. i only do it at home, cause i dont really have time or money for anything else. It says guaranteed results in ten workouts. im at that point and dont really see it. But I feel smaller, I just dont know if I really look like it.
But hey, its makin me feel good and again, atleast I'm tryin.
Check her out, The Firm's Sculpt and Tone Pilates.
June 02, 2009
okay. sadly it wont happen again. but here's whats been going on. Drew started his summer job, door to door pest control. Ha! He only did it a week and made like 5 sales. pretty darn good I'd say. but it wasnt really working out for us. Sure there was a potiental of getting decent money, eventually. But I seriously never saw him until sunday. so he started looking for a new job. And sure enough, he got one. He's gunna work for a insurance company filling scripts. Its gunna be a nice hook up. Pretty good pay, 40 hrs a week, and medical and dental insurance! finally! im excited.
as for me, sears is still gay. im still there. arizona is in a crazy hiring freeze for everyone but drew solomon. oh, and massage is super slow because im at sears. but you gotta go where you'll for sure get money. what can ya do.
So all an all, I might actually do something this summer since we'll have money and ill actually be able to see drew. he talks of a trip, california, maybe a cruise? who knows. but i think we'll hit utah in august for his buddy's wedding. oh! and Deb is coming out next month. you just cant get enough of her. hahaha. i really do like her guys.
May 26, 2009
The trip went well. the weather was perfect. I loved the green and lightning bugs at night. We just toured and hung out together at the condos. Nimit, Paige's bf, brought his wii and that kept us very entertained when we werent touring. The family went to the temple on Friday. I didnt go sadly, I wasnt feeling too well. so I spent the morning with the kids.
All and all, it was pretty fun. These are just a few of the pictures from the trip. If you want more check out my facebook or get with shai. she took alot.
May 12, 2009
School is down for drew, finally. no worries, he's still a genius. He thinks his gpa might have slipped to a 3.94. oh no! heaven forbid. haha. he;s great. And with school being done and summer right next door, it's Rasmussen family vaca time. Yep, the Rasmussen clan (plus me and drew-we're solomons remember) are heading to Nauvoo next Wednesday. I've been before as you Ft Smith stake kids remember, we went for youth conference a couple years ago. But it'll be exciting. I'll be able to actually do a session in the Nauvoo temple. Drew has never been before so that'll be fun. Also, Paige's recently baptized boyfriend, Nimit, is coming too. so that'll be awesome to watch him recomfirm what he was just taught. So be ready for tons of pictures of the trip in future posts.
Welp, We're over to Famous Daves. yum yum
May 01, 2009
April 28, 2009
'll start with last week, the longest week ever! Massage has finally picked up and it has picked up a lot!! I had 8 last week alone. Doesn;t seem like tons for you massage therapist, but for me when I usually only had one a week, 8 is huge! Plus, on top of that, I had a ton more hours at sears becuase the shoe lead recently retired and they have yet to find a replacement. very exhausting week. and again, it probably would be a normal day for anyone else, but i lead a very chillaxed lifestyle. very rarely do I work both jobs in a day. I did both every day this last week. wow.
to give you an example of how out of it I was... I tried to walk out of sears with the money bags. yeah. who does that. not me! When a buddy from LP said something to me during my walk to the door, I was in such shock! I could have sworn I turned them in. haha. yeah it was rough. I dont need to steal!
then I got offered the lead position for the shoe department at sears. just thought, no way! but the store manager wanted me to think about, i did. turned him down. then he started trying to talk me into it. crazy fool! he was willing to work with my massage schedule, which was nice. but neither of us were willing to cave on Sundays. I didnt want to work them, he wanted me to. so that settled it without any arguement. Drew told me something better would come along because i did what was right.
Well a couple weeks ago I applied at a credit union because Clifton (the singer in drews band) said they would be having an opening soon (he also works there). So I applied no big. So a couple days after i turned down sears on the promotion, I heard from the bank. I had the interview today and I'll find out either way by the end of the week. I'm kind of excited. it's a huge pay jump! so hopefully it'll go well. fingers crossed!
Drew is still doing good. just finishing up school like everyone else. then he's off to sell pest control for Moxie. We kinda have mixed emotions about that, but we'll see how it goes.
Karabi is still being crazy. haha. man i love that dog! he's my lil friend.
I want to try and get a 'family photo' taken and put up so you guys can see all is well. haha, if you even care. but thats life for right now. its definately going. Luckily I'm getting a much needed massage today. thank goodness for that! welp, thats about it.
April 25, 2009
- Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
- Put it on shuffle
- Press play
- For every question, type the song that's playing
- When you go to a new question, press the next button
- Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool either.
1. Opening Credits: Franklin, Paramore
2. Waking Up: Send me an angel, Thrice
3. First Day At School: All down hill from here, New Found Glory
4. Falling In Love: Hundred, The Fray
6. Breaking Up: Tune out, the Format
7. Prom: Say goodbye, The Click Five
8. Life: Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the year, Fall Out Boy
9. Mental Breakdown: Super Duper Love (are you diggin on on), Joss Stone
10. Driving: Allison Knause, The Stills
11. Flashback: I believe I can fly, Me first and the gimme gimmes
12. Getting back together: Panis Angelicus, Josh Groban
15. Birth of Child: Wretched Boy, donots (hahaha!!)
16. Final Battle: Throw your body in the air, MXPX
17. Funeral Song: Rocket, Mae
18. The end credits: Over my head (Better off dead), Sum 41
I'm happy with that. I probably wouldnt have picked them myself but I think it'd make for a good mixtape. Matter of fact, I'm guna burn a CD with them all on it right now. Enjoy
April 15, 2009
March 31, 2009
March 30, 2009
Where will this next calling take us......
the library. oh boy. haha! but like i said before, this is just a chance. they still need to find our replacements.
On the bright side, after being in the ward almost a year, maybe i'll finally be able to meet some people in it!