Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jane!!

Happy Birthday!


Reasons why everyone loves Jane.

She loves popsicles and she laughs at Karlee's lame jokes. She always helped me smile whenever I was sad and helped me be in my giggly mood. She pretty much was the head of the Tifuls, and for a very short time the VLC. Haha :P She gave me a foam for my bed at school! She did football stats with me for many years and went on many trips that were filled with fun...and well ya. Haha. Remember when the boys would come into our room and every time they had someone else's pajama pants on. Haha didn't Bo have Dylan's on that once? So funny. We definitely had some fun in jr. high. Remember those gummy candy's that we know from the football trip. I definitely bought those for one of the BYU games haha. Remember trying to get warm at the game in Calgary!! How bout the year we were front page of the year book.. oh ya. Haha.
Jane is an amazing blogger, I love her ability to express herself so clearly on her blog and come up with all these new and creative posts. She was the best person to study with while eating a bag of dill pickle chips and laughing at the crazy after effects. Oh Bio, remember those days! Haha or english words that helped us remember bio. Life was good. Climbing all those towers! Laughing at Steph for well we all remember what she did on the tower in Magrath. Climbing the Cardston tower and being scared Kate was going to fall! Remember teaching ourselves how to snowboard! Man we were two determined girls. Our Fairmont trips were the best thank you for letting me go with you.  Remember how good we got at playing the nintendo games at the condo haha gotta love Mario Party. Watching the documentary on Michael Jackson, playing pool, and reading books all at the Fairmont condo. Remember our candy table....wow we were insane. Should I even bring up all our lethbridge trips, sleepovers, and clubhouses....haha no I think those are still pretty clear in our memories (Shurpa?) haha oh dear sometimes I'm glad we all stepped out of that phase in our life. Jane is very talented and masters everything she sets her mind to, one day she will be a famous writer. First step Mr. H's wall of amazingly talented students second step, on the New York Times bestsellers list. Jane you've always been such an amazing person! We really did have some pretty amazing friends growing up. I am so glad for all the memories we have. Hope you enjoy this little video. I was going to do a birthday one or the one about "frenchie fries", but this one was always my fav. I hope life is good to you. You deserve it. You handle some crazy hard circumstances with way more strength than I could. 





Monday, December 27, 2010

Playing by the Rules: Dating advice from our favorite 9-year-old...
So I am thinking I am done blogging about Christmas stuff.... I think. So here is a little bit of a change from the norm. Instead of blogging I will just highlight a blog post from another blog. The link above will send you to it. Some background: this blog gives advice to girls about dating, some of which is from a book known as "Playing by the Rules". However, on this particular post a little boy gives advice to guys and I think it's pretty special; haha make sure to check it out whether you're a girl or a guy.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve :)

So when you're apart of the Cahoon family you get new pj's every Christmas Eve!! Yup, I know it's awesome. Here's just a little taste of our christmas.
 
Ryker and Me
 Always got to have a pyramid shot.
 Why yes, it does say "Bear Bottom"!
Typical before the actual family picture shot.... Ryan picking a wedgie, Jaden ready to tease Taylor, and Karlee holding Ryker while his mom gets her pj's on. :P
Now it's time for card games, board games, and movies. We love to keep Santa up really late at our place.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Time

It’s Christmas time and it’s beautiful. Don’t you love how it can’t be christmas without the tree—the sparkling lights—you could just lay under and admire each sparkling speck that you can’t ever completely focus on. Or how it can’t be christmas if you wake up and you don’t have a little avent calendar to eat each days chocolate. Or how it can’t be Christmas time if you walk outside and the cool breeze doesn’t cling to your cheeks. It can’t be christmas if you aren’t thinking about little things you can do for others to make their day a little brighter. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t wake up to a beautiful white layer of snow. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t wish to cuddle up in a blanket in front of a fireplace. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t read Christmas stories that invite in the Spirit of Christmas. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t tell all those you care about how much they mean to you. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t wish to be with those you love. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t get the opportunity to go sledding and laugh with friends. It cant be Christmas if you don’t get to rock a cute little nephew to sleep and kiss his adorably soft cheeks. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t get to sneak some of mom’s homemade caramels—that she assumes are hidden :P. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t make hot chocolate and stir it with a candy cane. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t find yourself reenacting the Christmas Story. It can’t be Christmas if the soft sounds of Christmas music aren’t playing out from the kitchen. It can’t be Christmas if your Christmas pj’s aren’t wrapped under the tree ready to open on Christmas eve. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t play a million different card games and board games. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t get to share a small house with 15 people on Christmas morning. It can’t be Christmas if there isn’t a ridiculously hard puzzle set out downstairs that you think you’ll never be able to get done, but with the help of the whole family eventually you do. It can’t be Christmas if you don’t spend a little time in line ups. It can’t be Christmas if  you don’t watch some of the Christmas shows that play each night before Christmas.
I love how we forget about our worries, our fears, and our inadequacies. It’s Christmas, we care only about our loved ones and the things that are most important. Christmas time is different for every family, but I think I have listed off just some of the things that make this season important for my family and I. No matter if some of these aspects are missing just being with my family makes this Christmas time wonderful. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! - This post idea just popped into my head while listening to Mistletoe - colbie caillet. It's great.
Ps. So when I was little and my cousin and her husband were still in high school just before Christmas they had gone and bought each other matching superman rings. They were the most amazing rings in my mind! Ever since seeing them I wanted one. I began to have this strange obsession with them. However, it has been many years since then and I never could quite get my hands on one—until today!! Yes, it's true I finally got a hold of the ring i've always wanted! Life is good. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas is coming.

A little song I like to sing to myself when I am lonely...

"Christmas is coming
The goose is getting fat
Pleased to put a penny in the old mans hat
If you haven't got a penny then a ha'penny will do
If you haven't got a ha'penny then
God BLESS YOU!
God BLESS YOU!
If you haven't got a ha'penny then
God BLESS YOU!"


Merry Christmas Everyone! I love kittens and cats and gumballs and dum dums and santa clause and elves and flutes that sound like whales and when Karen sleep talks to me and still tells me she loves me even in her sleep :) I love you too, Karen.

Safe travels to everyone, especially you, Santa. Canada is a rough place. Put some extra traction on that sleigh and you will be fine. Also, my street is 3rd Avenue West! Thanks Santa!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Elf Yourself....
Haha click this link if you want to see what my roommate made the rest of us for Christmas.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A little inspiration.

So sometimes I am a little hard on myself for stupid things that I have done, and silly mistakes I have made. Just recently though its become really apparent that I just need to move on. Forget what once was and step away from it all. I don't want the same things anymore life has changed. I have realized that things that were once important are now so unnecessary I can't imagine how they were once a priority. Life's changing in a good way, time to change and take a friends advice - "You are in a new place now, where  people want to be your friend. New people, new circumstances. What you did in the past can be forgotten because you are kinda building a new life for yourself here, like all of us are. . . but its time to just be a new person and trade up and just be the best person you can."

Monday, December 6, 2010

Popsicles.

One of my favorite things are popsicles. I love them so much I even have a special technique of knowing exactly how long to leave them out of the freezer before you eat them. If you wait for that precise moment you can eat it while it's still frozen but so it's soft and doesn't make that awful crunching noise/feeling on your teeth that is almost annoying. Anyway, I have just been thinking about how I have always known which popsicle was my favorite. I always know what I want, what I like, and where I want to be. Sometimes people really frustrate me because despite their best efforts they can't figure out what they want. I don't know why you think you have to like everything equally. It's okay to have a flavor you prefer. It's not that hard. I don't understand... maybe life is to simple for me, but I have a favorite and I stick to my favorite. That's just how I work.


Taylor!!
I am the worst sister in the world. I haven't called my brother to wish him happy birthday yet! His birthday was yesterday..... I love you TAYLOR!! Sry.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Unavoidable.


I love Calvin and Hobbes.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hugs

Photo by : Trisha Zemp see more here!

I love hugs. I love giving hugs. I love getting hugs.

I love when a hug gives you jitters, when it makes you feel like your stomach is spinning, or when it makes you feel like you're in the safest place in the whole world.


Hugs from dad make you feel like the most special girl in the world—"Daddy's Girl".

Hugs from mom make you feel precious and beautiful.


Hugs from brothers are like a gift that is only given on special occasions, and it's your favorite out of all the other gifts.

Hugs from boy-friends are like a warm blanket you want to stay wrapped up in.


Hugs from that one boy gives you butterflies.

Hugs from aunts and uncles makes you feel like your being looked out for.


Hugs from friends make you feel happy and missed.

Hugs from little cousins make you feel admired.


Hugs from babies make you feel like your apart of something special.

The most important hug will be from my older brother who I have not yet met in person....I'm certain there are no words to describe what I will feel when I receive it.




FACTS ABOUT HUGS


There is no such thing as a bad hug (if given for the right reasons); there are only good hugs and great hugs


Hug someone at least once a day and twice on a rainy or snowy day.


Hug with a smile or kiss on the forehead (optional)


A snuggle is a longish hug.


Bedtime hugs make you smile and help you get a good nights rest.


Never hug tomorrow someone you could hug today.


You cannot give a hug - without getting one.


Hugs are great when they mean the same thing to the giver and the recipient.


Hugs are meant to show someone you care.


Hugs are sharing a little piece of your heart.

(http://www.superlaugh.com/1/hugfacts.htm)


Don't forget to hug all the ones you love this Christmas season!!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

This is my sister Mandi's wedding. This picture was taken awhile ago, but she has been gone for so long I really don't have any pictures of just me and her. Mandi is the best she was always my best friend, and always there for me when I needed someone. We often had to share a room together—or at one point the living room floor :). We often got in fights. We often went cruising together. We loved to talk and share stories together. Mandi was awesome, in high school she placed second in the province in the 100m or 200m for track!(not sure which one..it was awhile ago haha)She would always go running with me she taught me all she new. It was the best because she was so fast I would push myself so hard to keep up and it always helped me get better. She taught me how to start, she taught me how to lengthen my stride, and so many other little facts about running. She often coached me in gymnastics and was a built in spotter when my other coaches were busy. When we were little we would make up dance routines together. She would come to me and ask me to critique her dances from dance class just because she knew I loved to feel important. She was the best sister in the world, I always look up to her, and she always does so much for me! Love ya Mandi can't wait to see you at Christmas it's been to long!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A picture of yourself with ten facts



  1. I love music, rain, and enormously large snowflakes.
  2. When i’m crying, upset, sad, or stressed I love to run. It slowly clears my thoughts and helps me remember who I am.
  3. I give my heart to people easily. The best feeling in the world is when I meet people who respect it and hold it carefully.
  4. Karen Low -“You push snooze about five times every morning.” Haha it’s really only about two.
  5. My worst trait—jealousy—I know it's such an awful thing.
  6. I honestly haven’t figured out what color my eyes are yet it doesn't help that they seem to change daily...
  7. I love my family with all of my heart; sometimes I am not the best sister/daughter, but I truly love them more than anything in the world.
  8. I love making someone’s day just a little brighter whether it’s by sharing a funny story, a smile, or a cheesy joke (most people think they are lame but they still laugh lol)
  9. I secretly try to make myself dream what I want each night. Haha it’s like writing a new book in my life each night and hoping my subconscious will continue on after I consciously write the first chapter.
  10. I sorta have an addiction to brushing my teeth... I get mocked about it a lot. I can't help it one day my sister (dental assistant) showed me a new way to brush and floss and i've been hooked ever since. Laugh at me if you want but when I am old and still have clean healthy teeth—We'll see who's laughing.
There you have it ten random things I quickly thought up. Hopefully there is a new random fact you have discovered about me.
Karleefry
Today I just want to spotlight some amazing songs. Songs just make me fall in love! They get me to thinking crazy wonderful things. I can't blame someone for what they don't know. It would seem that at one time or another we're all looking for someone to help us out—someone to lean on for support. Hope you enjoy here is
HE IS WE - BLAME IT ON THE RAIN
You got me caught in all this mess.
I guess we can blame it on the rain.
My pain is knowing
I can't have you.
I can't have you.
Tell me.
Does she look at you the way I do?
Try to understand the words you say
And the way you move?
Does she get the same big rush?
When you go in for a hug
and your cheeks brush?
Tell me am I crazy?
Am I crazy?
I catch my breath.
The one you took the moment you entered the room.
My heart, it breaks at the thought
Of her holding you.
Does she look at you the way I do?
Try to understand the words you say
And the way you move?
Does she get the same big rush?
When you go in for a hug and your cheeks brush?
Tell me am I crazy?
Or is this more than a crush?
Maybe I'm alone in this,
But I find peace in solitude
Knowing if I had but just one kiss
This whole room would be glowing.
We'd be glowing.
We'd be glowing.
Does she look at you the way I do?
Try to understand the words you say
And the way you move?
Does she get the same big rush?
When you go in for a hug and your cheeks brush?
Tell me am I crazy?
Or is this more than a crush?


HE IS WE- LIGHT A WAY.
The morning’s here, and we’re still caught up in the night.
The sky was clear, and everything felt right.
Our time is short, but I’m sure I’ll see you soon.
We’ll take another walk along the bridge, and underneath the moon.
What a find, If I could I’d hit rewind and replay.
All the moments that I wished, I could’ve called you mine.
And tonight, I pray.
Light a way, on my love.
Light a way, from above.
Shine it down, lead me home,
Back to him.
A night away, and we’ve got a few to go.
And I’ve mastered the art of missing, and my smile lacks a glow.
That you showed me how to shine that very night.
We were entwined, Oh God how I wish you were mine.
And tonight, I pray.
Light a way, on my love.
Light a way, from above.
Shine it down, lead me home,
Back to him.
Bring me back to him.
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray my heart you choose to keep.
And if I die before I wake, all of me is yours to take.
If I don’t see you again, It’d take all I have within.
Maybe I’ll just stay awake, I think I’ll just stay awake.
Light a way, on my love.
Light a way, from above.
Shine it down, lead me home,
Light a way, on my love.
Light a way, from above.
Shine it down, lead me home.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Baby it's cold outside!


What do you do when the wind is blowing 70-100 km/h!!! What do you do when it's so cold outside your shoes stick to the ground! What do you do when the roads are ice you slide in 4wheel drive? Haha well Taylor and I know what to do we had a blast today. Hopefully tomorrow the roads stay terrible so school can be cancelled, and Jaden's football provincials will be cancelled so he can stay home and play with Taylor and I :) I just love my little brother he has the funniest little kid ever, and he often pulls the same funny faces I do on a regular basis. Today he told me i'm "his one and only girl" ( and then mumbled well I don't have a girlfriend so that makes sense) haha goofball. He also informed me that life is no fair girls can burp louder than boys. Don't ask me how he came to this conclusion???? but the kid is basically a genius. Can't wait for Ryan to come to town tomorrow! Ya-ah!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't take what you don't need, from me.













It's only temporary.It couldn't possibly last forever.Soon it will leave and give me some relief. I love life it's the best, but sometimes I think I would love to be able to stand in a field of flowers and forget everyone and everything. Forget that life happens and just be able to spin in circles, lay down in the sunshine and feel completely satisfied all on my own. A break from life would be most beneficial for my mind which is continually running at a pace I can't keep up with.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Dear Cardston,
There's no place like home :) I love you. I miss my truck. I miss squishing Steph, Jane, Shell, and Kate into the cab with me and cruising. I miss driving. I miss my family, my dog, my house, and my bedroom. I miss my ward and all the old people who love you and know your name; all the kids you've grown up with. Can't wait to be home. Can't wait to visit everyone. I miss my temple and driving by it daily. Can't wait to go to the Alumni Tournament—going to be weird being apart of the alumni.... Can't wait to see my brothers! I miss you Cardston.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Breathe.

This is where i get lost, this is where i run, this is where i don't know what to do. This is who i am when i get to scared to choose. This is where i'm thrown an ultimatum. This is where i can't decide; where it's easier to pretend the fool. Perhaps you ask to much, perhaps i require to much. Perhaps i don't know what is being asked of me. Perhaps i don't want to. Ignorance is bliss... until the ignorance is lost and with it goes the bliss. I can't step any closer so i step back. Maybe i need to be told what to do. Maybe i work to hard to understand the simple. Maybe it's all a matter of time and learning. Maybe i've never been in these shoes before, and maybe you're to used to wearing them. Maybe you don't know you're wearing them.

Hey, what did you think i'd say. I don't wanna be.... it's something i can't understand. It's never going to be the same again. I don't wanna be.... those words are like falling pieces, and i'm always going to miss them now. Built up a world of magic....but it was a trick and the clock struck twelve. Keep your feet on the ground when your heads in the clouds.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Imagine♥

If it wasn't for all these emotions going on—I'd think i was dead right now... How much of everything can be jammed into one small space before it explodes! I need escape. Just a small escape from everything to forget all the meaningless things that keep taking over my mind. Escape is necessary but not always in reach... this will have to be enough for now....

Sometimes it’s like there is so much more out there, so many more things i should be doing, so much more that is expected of me. How do i begin to accomplish it all? It’s hard becoming a new person or just plain having the desire to become new. It’s so much easier to stick to your “rut”, but guess what—I’m done with you! I’m not you anymore, i'm changing and life is changing.

I’m opening the blinds to my life and showing the world me. Life be still and move slowly don’t disturb me as i create my dreams. Time to grow up and face reality....step out of other's dreams and take on my own. Life is about advancing pressing forward through a maze of choices, and sometimes and more often, backtracking to find the correct route to take on. I’m sick of feeling burdened by stupid and meaningless things that shouldn’t have an effect on me or way me down in anyway. I’m excited to take on a changing and more evolved me.

Time to lift up my head and take on the world. It’s time to smile just because i can, laugh because it feels great, and run because nothing holds me down. Life, go ahead and throw all you want at me, but know that i am going to stand and face it all as i *live in every moment*... because i know that everything happens for a reason.

Eventually all my pieces will fall into place but until then: I’m going to laugh at the confusion i get lost in. I’m going cry in the moments that take my breath away. I’m going to smile away my fears. I’ll sing away my pain. I’ll hold on to every memory in my life that fulfilled just a little piece of my dreams, and despite how you try to convince me i'm going to be able to do it all relying on my own two feet.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I love Sundays. I love the gospel. I love that I am a member of the true church here on the earth. I love that I am at BYU. Life is never easy but on days like today I am so glad to be who I am, and I am grateful for the challenges i've been given. I hope you all realize today that you are loved by your Savior. Here are some of my favorite paintings by Simon Dewey an amazing painter from Cardston, Alberta. I think these show how I feel right now.
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PS. My mom got put in the Young Womens as the Mia-Maids advisor. Haha now that I'm gone they put her in. I'm so excited for her.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bravery





Brave by Tawgs Salter.....I think I'll be brave. You take big leaps and you learn from you falls. Sometimes things need to be put on pause—I keep racing around and half of me holds back, while the rest of me pushes forward. I can't keep up so i'm pulled in two. I'll sit on the ledge and continue to wonder what could have been—what might have been. I'm sorry for all the things that I did. Let me fade away as our lives fade apart. I hope you find everything you thought you had found in me. I never meant to lose my hold, it always seemed to be so tight. It's alright to lack bravery, but your thoughts will never be heard if that's all you allow them to be. It's alright to be wrong. I gave advice to a friend once. I told her you have to give it your all, and in the end if you fall at least you know you did everything you could've done. You can't blame yourself if you know that. I'll be the first to say i'm a hypocrite. Now look who is scared to be wrong. Even though I'd rather be wrong than hope that I'm right I can't step out of it. I guess time after time it gets harder and harder. Wish this piece of me wasn't so broken. Luckily tomorrow morning I will find myself in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Nothing heals the past better, nothing fixes me quicker, and nothing reminds me why I keep trying, like the temple does.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010



My nephew is the best little angel! Well angel most the time—haha okay I take that back—all the time, especially when your changing a ridiculously stinky diaper and he smiles at you!! It's so adorable how he always sleeps on his belly with his hands by his face.
He is so darling when he cries and he puts the cutest pout on, or when he rolls his head around trying to hold it up. Better still, when you get a glimpse of his little smirk. Please look at his cute little yawn...I don't think I have ever seen anything so perfectly precious in my life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Revenge is just as fun...

Shaving cream....
Creepers who wanted to laugh and watch through the window....

My quick reflexes ;)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I love Canadian friends!! And BYU FOOTBALL games in the rain.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm pretty sure the best thing in the world right now would be described as this..... Snowboarding with the family....snowball fight with Taylor....just some of that beautiful white snow outside..... topped off with some card games and hot chocolate before bed. :D

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dear Kate face,
Imagine how disappointed I was to walk to my Math lecture and find you were not in the JKB 3008. I thought it was the plan to quickly catch up during the ten minute break! So guess who sat waiting for you to walk out.... mhmmm.... that's right. Next Thursday at 11:50 I expect to see you before I go into room 3008! Miss your crazy face. Just dedicating this picture to you.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"What would mom say???"

It is completely normal to have to spend a little bit of money when you move away. Life is so busy all the time it will be so nice to have the new Marcia Lynn Mcclure books (yes, I gave in and bought both) to read when I get a little stressed, so that purchase is completely justified :D. Then there is the ten dollars I spent towards signing up for the Ensign. I couldn't have spent my money any wiser. Mom would be pleased. She would also enjoy the fact that the swimsuit she was going to buy me over the summer is now in stock and 40% off....so since I never got it then... why not get it when it's on sale.
Tomorrow I will consider an appropriate place to hide my bank card before I get too carried away. I'm sure it won't take me too long to remember I am a poor BYU student who needs to buy grocery's, get quarters for laundry(buy laundry detergent), visit Macey's, and all the other fun things that come with my new life.
PS. The mini Crunch bars....well those weren't a good purchase at all haha, but have you met my roommate we like to call her 'Satan' because she convinces you to buy everything. Thanks a lot Karen!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You hear only half of what I say to you, understand only half of that, believe only half of that, and remember only half of that. I hear it all, and wish for more.
What do you do when you think who you are and what your trying to say is not being completely expressed or understood.
*Thought brought on by quote from Journalist Mignon McLaughlin*

Monday, October 11, 2010

Step into my life.

The other day I was playing around on google maps. It lead me to my home. The place where all the moments of my life come together. This place is where the most beautiful images were engrained into my mind. It’s the wonderful place that made me and made who I am. So far many of my favorite memories occurred in my home. Or as Miranda Lambert would say in “the house that built me”.
I picture the three stairs leading up to my front door. Through the maroon door my front entry, upon entering my little puppy Bear runs in from under the kitchen table. He runs around my feet anxiously begging for a piece of my attention. His huge fluffy tail twitching uncontrollably; his fur is as soft as a handful of flour. My mom’s standing in the kitchen ready to ask me about my day. My dad’s down in his room. The same room we would have interviews with him; usually invovling a bowl of candy and him asking us about school and church. I look into the living room where I once would rock Tay to sleep by softly singing my elementary choir songs to him. The same living room that held all our belongings from downstairs squished from wall to wall. In the middle of it all a queen mattress was on the floor, where Mandi and I slept for many weeks, while we waited for my dad to redesign the basement from the sewer back-up. In those days Mandi became my best friend.
There is screaming and running coming from the hallway; Taylor bursts around the corner with eyes the size of tennis balls with Jaden right on his tail. Teasing and taunting comes naturally to these two. No matter how hard you try you can’t get Jaden to leave Taylor alone or vice versa. I walk down the stairs; the very same ones I fell down when I was two, losing the only two teeth I had. I remember the play room that used to be under the stairs, and all the old dress ups I would play with and my mini kitchen. Then to my room, where at one point— I again—shared it with my older sister Mandi. I can still see the two twin beds squished in the room with little space between the beds. Now it is newly painted a dark turquoise blue with white trim. My bedspread lays on my bed; the evidence of many hours working with grandma.
In the backyard we have the gazebo, the tramp, and the jungle gym. I look at the new tramp and I remember the old one. It was the best! Oh my word, so bouncy you thought you could touch the sky. I picture the large hole in the center that slowly kept expanding as we climbed through it until the tramp had to be replaced. I imagine the snowstorms when me and Taylor would shovel the snow towards the tramp and pile it up along the frame until we had an igloo. Or when my dad and I would shovel all the snow into the back of my truck so I could have better traction haha. I imagine my childhood best friend Anna and our amazing forts in the jungle gym. We would haul all the biggest blankets out and cover all the walls and openings with blankets; then put up our sign “She-woman-men-haters club”. It was the best we could come up with in response to Little Rascals.
I love this place it’s my home and always will be, no matter if my parents one day sell it. In my mind it will always be my home and it will hold all my amazing childhood memories.

How I Spent My Canadian Thanksgiving (In Provo :))


I got to have an amazing Thanksgiving dinner today, as well as go on an awesome cute little hike to some falls nearby. Here are my amazing brothers and my dad....and Taylor being dork :D completely normal.
So sometimes we find it really fun to pick on the youngest....don't worry though he loves the attention.
And sometimes Taylor and I have the same maturity level.... self explanatory.
I am so thankful for my family! I love them all. Missed Ryan Mandi and Brett this weekend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I am so sorry. I can't help it I have become addicted to blogging. So a few weeks ago I was asked to talk about the priesthood and how it's affected my life to the elder's quorum, and ever since it's had me thinking about all the men who have played a big role in my life.
I'll start with the newest addition Cameron. He is the craziest brother ever! He has a huge truck that I have to jump to get in and out of. Cam is the nicest guy alive. He is always helping people out, making jokes, and teasing people. You can't help but love him. He also loves to give hugs and has helped me warm up to the idea. I'll never forget when he surprised me and brought Randa down for my Grad. I still can't believe he jumped in my bed to wake me up at three in the morning just to say Hi!! haha
Next was Brett he's a little trickier to get to know at first he was really shy around the family, but eventually I think he finally realized we weren't to bad. He's not around a whole lot because he is studying really hard over in Toronto... at least that's what he tells us he's doing. From the looks of things him and Mandi are actually just partying away from the family. I'm still trying to forgive him for stealing Mandi from me because I had fun sharing a room with my best friend lol. I love him though and he is a great addition to the family, and if you get to know him you realize he is a big tease, really competitive, and an alright card player. I'm glad he is apart of the family and that he is so perfect for Mandi.
Now my oldest brother Ryan. Ryan... I don't know where to begin with Ryan ever since I was little he has always been the best big brother. I remember when I was playing soccer with Ryan and his friends; I had to go to the emergency room because I became really sick really fast some strange allergic reaction that came out of no where and when I got home Ryan and his friends had bought me a card and had all signed it with cute little messages to me. He would always talk to me when I needed a friend and give me advice. I loved when he would give me a hug and kiss me on the forehead before leaving somewhere for a long period of time. No matter where you are I'll always love you.
Jaden I was so lucky to get placed between you and Ryan. I really loved that we really started to get to know each other even better before I left. I loved playing soccer with you Jaden even though we were both really competitive, and I enjoyed fighting over who got to drive to the games. I loved bragging about you; my cute little/big brother with the curly blonde hair. I loved going gopher hunting with you and buying slurpy's or when you made me crawl down on the dirty floor of the truck so you wouldn't get a ticket. Your awesome don't change for no one....and stay away from girls. :)
Now it's Taylor's turn. Taylor I will never forget all of our fun moments together. Singing you to sleep, staying up late waiting for Santa, sharing a room, making hot chocolate after playing in the snow or leaves, walking Bear together, going to the fireworks when everyone else was to tired, making popcorn, getting VeggieTales and SpongeBob from the library, when you call me. Haha Taylor I love you so much please grow up to be like your older brothers.
Now most importantly my dad. He is the best man in the world. My dad would give me the stars if he could. I don't think there is anything he wouldn't do for his daughters. I love him so much he is always their for me. I'll never forget the days when he didn't want me going running late at night and he would wait up to make sure I got home okay or he would come to the gym with me so I wasn't alone. Or even when he threw me in the lake with the wakeboard and made me try it. It may have been the worst experience of my life but now I am so glad he did. My dad is my superhero, I know he would save me from any dangers I may face.
There are so many other amazing men in my life! Grandpa Sommerfeldt thank you for showing me what it means to work hard, and then work some more. Grandpa Cahoon thanks for loving everyone and for teaching my dad to be such a tease.
Monte Kartchner for being my second dad growing up. All the Kartchner boys for sharing so many memories with me from easter egg hunts to fondu to branding cows and riding horses to finding kittens in the barn. Running around the barn getting dirty and making up games. Playing with toy guns with Jaden and Kayden. Going to echo and getting thrown or pushed in the lake by Karson. Wishing I was old enough to hang out with Brad, Brett, Mandi and Randa.
Nic Barfuss for being my best friend always helping me become better, for being such a good example to my brothers,and helping me realize life isn't supposed to be so serious all the time, have fun and enjoy being a goof. Thanks for being you.
Levi Stanford you were the best childhood friend I ever had I'll never forget playing in the Stanford's backyard. Roger Thomson for being the biggest tease and taking me horseback riding. I'll get you back for dumping that cup of water on me for coming home late:) Uncle Frank for playing my silly "spill game". Dustin for never getting tired of me saying boys drool and girls rule when I was little. Vince for talking like Donald Duck to entertain the young kids. And oh so many more. Unfortunately I don't have the time to go through you all, but I love you all and am grateful for your examples.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

So today was amazing. I worked so hard yesterday so I could be homework free tonight and it payed off. I got to celebrate my sisters birthday, and go eat at the TexasRoadhouse; where my grandma danced in the aisles with the workers haha.
I also got to play with Ryker some more, and am very proud of getting him to sleep twice today and changing a diaper lol. Yes, I am a CRAZY proud aunt, but look at
those adorable cheeks how could you not love that little face. He fell asleep with my scarf clenched tightly in his little hand, so naturally when I put him down it went with him.
Then my roommates and I experimented and found it is fun to stretch and laugh laying sideways in our hallway. :) This is what happens when you hang out with sleep deprived roommates. Laughing hysterically for no obvious reason.
Good News!
Every Tuesday Itunes puts up a new free song. Check it out you never know when you'll hear something you like. :D Today's actually wasn't that bad. haha
The Ballad of You and I - Melee
"Everyday that comes; every year gone by

Writes the ballad of you and I.

Every sound I hear, ringing out so clear

Writes the ballad of you and I."

Love KarleeFry