Since I have some family blogs I’m now connected to, I figure I should post a small update on my life. I know when I see my extended family (like once a year at Christmas – and I didn’t even see you guys at Christmas this year) there’s always the mandatory questions like “Where are you living?” or “Where are you working?” So hopefully with this blog, we can all keep in touch better! And also, it’s good to see my Aunt’s & Uncle’s family blogs… Your kids all grow up so fast!
I’m currently living in Layton, and I love it. I’m living in a subdivision (HOA and all) in a three bedroom house with too many people. There’s 4 adults & 2 children there constantly, and 2 other children there every other weekend. It’s really great though, I thought I would feel cramped but they all feel like family and it’s very nice being surrounded by them.
A little bit about my non-blood family:
(I’m taking this opportunity to brag about all my amazing friends!)
Ken & Kristina
Ken and Kristina have easily become like family to me. They’re like my brother and sister now. Kristina and I stay up late and either research interesting things, rock out to Alanis Morissette, or watch saved TV shows like Nip/Tuck or Grey’s. Ken and I bond over Boggle, because he’s a super whiz at it, and I’ve only beat him once or twice. He also has the best time trying to gross me out as often as possible. He’s pretty good at it.
Kailee & Kaden
Matthew is my other roommate and one of my very best friends. He’s become so much like family to me, and I love him and his two beautiful kids dearly. He’s currently battling for custody for them with the help of some expert custody solicitors, and I really hope he wins at least equal custody. He is a terrific father, and he loves them so much.
Josh, Max & Angel
Josh is one of my closest friends. I’ve only known him a few months, but it already feels like a lifetime. He’s highly entertaining, as he does some pretty funny impressions of people we know, and he does a good job of keeping me sane when I’m at work by texting me. I don’t think he gets just how much we all love him, and how much difference he makes in the life of every one of our friends.
Max is a genius, a highly underestimated genius. He’s also one of the best friends I’ve ever had, and I am so grateful that he kept in touch with me all of those years we weren’t hanging out. It really means a lot to me that he did. If he hadn’t I wouldn’t have him and about half of my family in my life right now, and that would be tragic.
Paul, Amber & Garrett
Paul is a fun friend to have. He’s honest and sincere, and I’m so glad to have him in my circle of friends. He’s funny, and always makes sure to leave a great comment on your page to let you know that he’s thinking of you. Though Paul, dude, you really need to come hang out more often.
Amber is one of the sweetest people I know. She’s beautiful and charming, but she always sells herself a little to short. I always tell her “Love yourself!” Because we all love her and see her real beauty. I’m glad to have met her!
And last, but certainly not least, there’s Garrett… Who is absent mostly due to being in Arizona. We keep hoping he’ll move back up… In any case, he’s here in spirit!
Chad, Heather, Jan & Brad
Chad is such a character! He’s been one of my greatest friends. Lately he hasn’t been around much, he needs to get back over here and hang out!
Heather, beautiful beautiful Heather… How I love her, she’s fabulous.
Jan and Brad have been like family to me. Jan told me once that even though I wasn’t dating her brother anymore, I was still her honorary sister-in-law. That makes me feel really special. Brad and Jan have been like the older brother and sister I never had and I love it!
Cristina, MelanieGrace & David
Cristina has been my best friend/honorary sister since I was 7 and she was 9. We don’t see each other nearly often enough, but she’s still a huge part of my life. I love her dearly! Hopefully (keep your fingers crossed) we’re going to Ireland this summer!
MelanieGrace has been one of my best friends since High School, and she’s now been living in Denver for a little over a year. I did get to see her a few times recently, which has been fantastic! I’ve gotten to see her a couple of times lately, and I’m looking forward to her visit at the end of the month.
David is truly a kindred spirit, and I miss him like crazy!
And… Since I have a lot more friends, and I’m totally addicted to taking pictures… Here’s a bunch of shots that are pretty recent in my life. Most were taken by me. *They’re clickable thumbnails, so if you click on it, you can see the full sized picture
New Years 2008/2009