Saturday, November 29, 2008


It cost under $20 to fill up my car!!!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm thankful for...

TurkeyFamily, friends, nephew, church leaders, a warm home, a good job, sisters, sister-in-law, jobs, college education, good health, safety, my car, my bed, my roommates,  callings, laughter, little brothers, laptops, music, Disneyland, dishwasher, smiles, funny dog tricks, fast bus, vacations, internet, email, shoes, electricity, institute,  hot showers...and the list goes on.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Go Hug an Accountant

I declare this day (and everyday) to be the official, national hug an accountant day. I feel this is important because many of us are unaware of what accountants go through. As many of you know I work for Zions Bank. And they offer many learning opportunities and courses in order to help you advance in your career. Many of my coworkers have encouraged me to take advantage of these opportunities. So I thought why not. I love learning. So I started taking the courses offered specifically for commercial lending, the first one being an accounting course. I have never taken any accounting classes in my life and this was a course that covers in three day what would normally take 2 weeks.

After the first day I was wondering who in their right mind would ever want to study this stuff let alone do it everyday for a living. After the second day I wanted to go hug my brother who is an accounting major. After seeing more of what accountants do I was really glad there are people out there who want to do it. And after the third day I realized that although I would almost rather eat dirt then do accounting I could actually do it. I am by no means an expert but it was starting to make sense to me and it was kinda fun WHEN everything balanced like it should. I, by no means, plan on returning to school to become a CPA. But I am very grateful for those accountants out there.

So all of you out there who know an accountant, GO GIVE THEM A HUG!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Changing everyday!!!

Life is great having Benjamin here. He's changing everyday. He is becoming more alert and it is fun to watch him while he looks are the room and checks everything out. And it is even more fun to hold him while he sleeps.
These are my favorite moments.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Just call me AUNTIE SARAH!

Since I was about 7 years old I have wanted to be something, something great, amazing, and cool. This something is an aunt. Since I am the oldest you can imagine the wait has been very long. This dream finally came true this week. Tuesday, November 4th Benjamin was born. And he is the cutest nephew in the world. It was a privilege to be there with Jacob and my mom and sisters to act like we were helping Cori through labor and delivery, though she really was doing all the work to get him here. And she worked hard. She is amazing. 107

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wanted: Cute shoes that are comfortable and that I can wear to work.

I am on a quest. This quest is to find comfortable business type shoes that I can wear to work. Most women at work wear four inch pump, pizza or peek-a-boo toe. These shoes are darling and they are often the difference between a great outfit and a fabulous one. But wearing them all day?!?! I can’t do it. I’ll admit I love dressing up cute and topping it off with a great pair of sexy heels. However a few hours in the evening or at church is my max, I can maybe make an exception for a special occasion like my sisters' weddings. But on those special occasions I general spending the day thinking to myself "Don't fall. Don't fall. Please don't fall." I have too much to do at work to have time to remind myself not to fall. And when I’m getting ready at six in the morning, I very rarely feel fabulously beautiful when I am running out the door before 7am. And sexy shoes wouldn't help change that. If I could have my way I would wear running shoes or flip flops everyday. Those are my favorite shoes. Unfortunately they are discriminated against in the business world. I know they say pain is the cost of beauty. But when it comes to my feet comfort comes first. So I am on a quest to find cute comfy shoes that won't drain my savings account. Any suggestions???