Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'm going back to africa, africa, africa.... i'm going back to africa

Well i wish i was.

I guess i will just start from the first stop.

You know i didn't know what to think when i was on my way to Africa because i would hear so many different things good and bad about it. So i just hoped for the best and that is what i got.

It was a little crazy getting there because we were flying standby(which i have never done and don't know if i would do get again. it just stressed me out) so we had to hurry and change flights to go to cape town first then Johannesburg. But while this crazy amazing race (that i thought i was on) was happening we ran into a bunch of missionaries, in the Atlanta airport that had just left the mtc and where on their way to Italy. It is crazy how you could feel the spirit that was with them and me i hope. They gave me two pass along cards which a did handout. (2 points)

Does it look like i have been up for 40 hours?

This is are room in Johannesburg. It was so nice to finally not be vertical.

We made this sign that said thanks ken for are wonderful travel man. We would put it in the most crazy places to say thanks. This cafe had the best melon juice.

more to come.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Well i am off to South Africa tomorrow morning. You all know that there is going to be some crazy stories coming out of this trip. Hope you all are doing good.


I might be one of the few snowflakes that can sing along to The Roots. It was a very good bumpin concert.
Flavor Fave even joined them on stage. In one of his songs he says "flavor is in everything that is why you love Flavor Fave". Yes he did sport a big clock around his neck and a clASSy gold grill.
They put on such a good show because they just like good music. No matter if it is rock, country, folk, and some LDS church music (maybe?).

Noah Nicole

This little lady loves to spend the night at her aunts house. I think i might have killed it for myself this time because the next day i had her run errands with me all day. I made up for it i hope by letting her pick where she wanted to go for lunch.

Noah packs her luggage before she even ask if she can spend the night. I call that skills.

Back up clothes were packed because she says "you never no what Lisa has planned". Even my 9 year old niece knows how random i am.
Yes we did take about 7 helium balloons from Anji's house so we could talk funny all night long. I think the helium got to Noah head because she made a Nacho Libre mask out of a balloon.
luv ya noah

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Family, Food, Friends, Fireworks

4 of my favorite F words. My sister had a party at her home for the 4th of July.

Some of my nieces and nephews

I didnt know that there was going to be costumes, I love dressing up.

Noah and I
(don't you love the skull that are up all year around)

Baby Harley

(Katie and Nate Mills news baby)

Baby Jake

(Eva and Doug little guy)

Yes I did make him pose like a old man.

Anjala (the party planner) and I

Katie was kneeling down by my chair that I was sitting in. Then when she was about to get up she pushed onto the arm of the chair that I was sitting in and made the chair's leg pop out, hitting her right in the tummy. This would only happen to her. (she is going to hate me for posting this)

Mellisa and I sang are little hearts out

We only had one fan.
Thanks Brody

This years July 4th weekend was a little different for me then last years but i have learn a lot and can't wait to see how my life will be on the 4th next year.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

is that a cup your wearing or are you just happy to see me?

July 3rd my mom called me and asked if i would like to go to the area 51's baseball game. Since i usually have something going on she was so glad that i said yes. ( she just likes me want can i say) On the drive down to Cashman field my brother was hunger and couldn't wait until we got to the game to get something. So we went though a drive- thru. Let me help you picture this: Five chubby adults crammed into a ford five hundred, on a hot day going though the drive-thru and only ordering one value meal(he didn't get it supper sized either). As we rolled up to the window I said that the lady was probably thinking "man look at what the economy has come too that five chubby adults have to share one hamburger." we laugh for a awhile about that which lead into making the situation more and more funny.

The game was not that exciting so i am glad that i brought a backpack full of magazines i wanted to look at. But the fireworks show was very well done i thought.

I sometimes ask myself how I became so normal with parents like this. Look at my pops with some random hat half way on so that his head doesn't get a sunburned. My mom with her festive shirt and a pimp cane to match. (she had hip surgery about a month ago and yes i do ask her every time I see her if she can to the splits yet.)
Even though i joke around about my family it is done with love because i do have fun with them..... well sometimes.

Hate it when you get carded

I like to keep an extra 54 pounds on me so that i don't have wrinkle (really i just enjoy me some food) but the down fall to this is that it makes me look like i am 18. Yes this is a special bracelet that i am wearing when you look younger than 21 and your ID gets checked by three count them: one, two, three security guards. My ID looked fake and wouldn't even pass though a special machine that makes sure your ID is real.