Monday, March 28, 2011

Mi Familia es Fantastico

Family time is my cup of tea. I have a crazy family, no doubt about that. But, so worth it when we're able to gather all seven siblings together under one roof for an evening. My eldest brother, Chris came into town from Colorado with his darling wife and SIX boys, that's right, SIX boys. They are all great boys, with gianormous hearts. I love them. We decided it was the perfect time to schedule a family night, and what other day than Monday would be more perfect? That's what I thought.

We had some yummy roasted pulled pork, made by my father. He's a magician in the kitchen. It was all around delicious, and the company topped it off. After we ate, we all sat around my parents television and watched family videos. Let me tell you, my abs are rock solid from tonight's laughing fest. Oh, and I made this for the fam. It turned out to be a hit. I didn't think it was amazing when I first tried it, but it was gone by the time I went back for seconds. I guess it was better than I thought. Apparently, I do possess some of my dads magic skills.

All four brothers (plus their sweet wives and kiddos )and two sisters (one, being my twin--will be married someday, hopefully soon and my eldest sisters husband is working his tushy off in Califonia) were able to enjoy a splendid evening together for a change. I love these moments. Oh, let's not forget Will. He was my sidekick, as usual. Oh, and I forgot to mention it's also in celebration of my brother, Jordan's, new job offer in Seattle, WA. I couldn't be happier for him and his family. They are so lucky that they get to live in such a beautiful, rainy place. I'm not even being sarcastic right now. Can't wait to make visits to see them, Utah will NOT be the same without them! I love it there more than you will ever know. Thanks family for making my day.

(not pictured, but taking the picture. Jeremy's wife, Sarah and Kelli's future hubby, Brandon, aka Beezers, B, or Bran, or..)

Friday, March 25, 2011

HEAR me out!

i came up with this song.

i don't like the snow.
it HAS got to GO!

the end.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody, Help, you know I need someone, help.

Warning, I'm not self-consumed. FYI.

I need some help. I went brown from being blonde for years and years and years. Like I've been alive forever. Sheesh. I need some input. I'm hatin' on this new look. I guess I was a true blonde at heart. Besides the point. If any of you Provoers know of a salon/stylist that can make your dreams come true, for a reasonable price, let me know. I LOVE my hairstylist, but she's expensive and my dreams aren't coming true with this new brunette look. I got some great advice from my pal, Candace. I concluded that my bland/dreary Tim Burton brunette color needs to be a lighter brunette and I need some highlights. Not going back blonde, just a contrast, because I don't look excellent with just plain brown hair. This posts purpose is to ask (any fellow readers) for advice. I just expect to pay for a good color. I've been back twice to my hair stylist and my hair is not the rich brown I was hopin' for.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Herbal Remedies/Help

I'm still suffering from adult onset acne. How sweet! No, not really. It definitely weighs on your confidence. I'm really working on not allowing my acne to control my happiness. I will not let my pizza face win! It's frustrating at times because I'm eating healthy (except for the occasional chocolates), and I drink lots and lots of water during the day, so why isn't my face naturally flawless? I have no clue. I'm concluded that the topical creams aren't doing it for me. Starting tomorrow I'm going to treat my skin with natural remedies. I think my body needs a more natural fix, then harsh skin treatments, like benzoyl peroxide. That stuff doesn't feel good on my sensitive skin. I need to develop patience, because the herbal remedies don't kick into gear as fast as strong topical creams do. Good Earth, here I come (and don't forget Will, because he's a big advocate of herbs and a natural way of living--one of many things I love about that man)

Honestly, I feel terrible writing a post about me, me, me, and me...when really I should be focusing my and everyone's attention on the suffering people in Japan. I extend my prayers and love towards those many people that are experiencing loss and torment. Their struggle is far from over. I hope we can lend a hand any way possible, donations, humanitarian work, anything to help make this horrible calamity easier for the people of Japan. Let's try and make a difference.

You know who is a wonderful person. Sandra Bullock, because she donated $1 million dollars towards the Japan Disaster Relief. If I had millions of dollars today, I'd do the same. But, I don't, doesn't stop me from donating though. If you are willing to help in any way, you can donate here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Nurse Marci..but not yet...not yet..

I want to be a nurse. I didn't always desire to resign to a field such as nursing. I always thought I'd be a massage therapists because my mother said I had great massage hands, but eventually I grew up and realized not every back is soft, moleless, acneless, or hairless. Elementary teacher because I've always loved chitlins, but that didn't give me enough reasons to teach an entire classroom of kiddos. Speech Pathologist, it sounded like an excellent major at the time. I wanted to love my future career. But, how can you predict the future? I had no clue if I was going to love any of these. So, I did what I knew best. Prayed to my Heavenly Father.

I was inspired that these majors lead me up to nursing. I NEVER thought in a million years I would want to be a nurse. I am not the greatest student out there, mostly because I do not test well, and it just wasn't my childhood dream. I have always been compassionate and caring for people, and that stuck out to me when I took an Intro to Nursing course. That was the main focus of this class. I think I heard the word compassionate at least 200 hundred times during that semester. This hasn't been an easy process, and I question my decision of being a nurse a lot. But, I have learned that doubting does not make a nurse. Confidence is key.

I'm in the process of looking at different nursing schools, Weber State University has been my main focus the last few weeks. It is an excellent school to become a nurse. I had hoped to be done with school two years ago, but I'm glad I didn't get myself into a major that wouldn't make me happy. I love the pre-requisite courses I'm currently enrolled in. I sometimes feel like I'm moving in slow motion, and I just want to pick up the speed so I can just be in the nursing program already. But, if I were to do that, I'd be rushing this wonderful time in my life. I'm learning that I may not be where I want to be, but I might as well enjoy this process along the way to becoming a nurse. This time is a precious time and I'm so grateful for what I've been given. I know that I will be a nurse, a darn good one at that...but, not yet...not yet.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

There is hope

I want to make something. Anything. Curtains. Quilt. Chair cushion (my bum is num from sitting on plain ol' wooden chairs without a cushion, it's bruising). Design my own clothing. BUT, I just don't have the gift or the time. Once, I'm done with this Anatomy course, I'm treating myself to the gift. Meaning, I'm going to teach the heck out of myself on how to sew, be creative, and develop the gift. I need to give myself a challenge. I need to go outside of the box and discover better, more efficient ways to shop and design. I've never been much of a designer or shopper, but I believe I have some taste in me. I mean, previous generations are full of ancestors that were interior designers, including my great-grandpa. My grandma definitely took on his design patterns, because, dang, she has good taste. What she sees, is not what I see. Therefore, I do not have the gift. But, I want the gift. So, I'm gonna do what it takes to develop the gift. It can happen.