Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Deodorant...a very important thing to blog about. Is there anything more special then being in a grochery store, kneeling down on the floor in front of the deodorant section and smelling as many possible to find the "right one". You feel perhaps a little embarrassed until two other people suddenly do the same thing. It's rediculous! And the thing is, that they all are like poofy powdery smells! I have no desire to smell like a babys fresh diaper. It's sick!
I finally found one that I liked. TEEN SPIRIT- COCONUT. It actually smells really good. Does it work? If the weather is under 60 degrees, then yes. One problem is that it's hard to find. I ran out last week and since they were out, I gave into buying *PINK CRUSH* I found I had made a terrible mistake when I wore it and I suddenly hear the song in my mind, "I think we're alone now" by Tiffany. I suddenly have memories of how I smelled at jr. high dances. Teen spirit mixed with Gloria Vanderbilt was a foul combination. :)

I'm smell phobic so I'm still on the hunt for a really good one. Until then...I'm stuck in a rutt. I'm not sure what my game plan is. *shrug*

Anyhow...that's all I have to say about that. Amen.

ps. I'm attaching the song "Crush" by David Archuleta. I love this song! I've been singing it for the last hour. Teen spirit + David Archuleta = Being at one with the teenagers in the world.


*The black flies are BLUE*
(part two)

The black flies are blue
Moon is now full
Lights up the cavern
Settles the doom

The cleansing
The washing
Tar has no claim
Blackness is lit
Lanterns are flames!

Visions of young ones
Dreams from the old
One by one
Answers unfold

Forward! Forward! Forward!

Patterns of crystals
Speak through glass
Crying out details
A future map

Waves may come crashing
But what is to fear?
Ships are here!
Redemption is near

The black flies are blue
The black flies are blue!
(shout out loudly)
Revelations were true!

Monday, September 29, 2008


Pictures of the fam & friends on Halloweens gone by. I think the pictures speak for themselves. My Halloween intentions have never been to look "cute" :)

(I have no idea the years of these...my concept of time is gone.)

As you can tell, I really get into carving pumpkins. :)

Sunday, September 28, 2008


(part one)

*The blue flies are BLACK*

The blue flies are black
The crown is forlorn
Grows old in its case
With a vacant face
The beaten backlash
of thunderous thorns
Aiming for wounds
already are torn

Creation and causes
nothing but masks
They wail and weep
Studder defeat


Retreat! Retreat! Retreat!

The dawn is soon coming
Why is it so!?
The wrenching and smothering
The pits and the fits
Leave me, leave me, leave me alone!

A price indeed
penniless shame
Mocks as a mustache
Self pity sings blame
The holes from handshakes
Shrapnel and faith
What can it merit?
Pain and fame?

Walk to the isles
Shores in the west
Salt stings!
Flavor is green
Wounds of those thorns
Deep and mean

The blue flies are black
The blue flies are black!
(breathe out silently)
Never, never, never come back

~ A girl named Kim Curtis

Friday, September 26, 2008


“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening To silence”

~Thomas Hood

Thursday, September 25, 2008


"I hope they call me on a misssiiooonnnn" hahah Sister Schow, me, and my awesome jacket! Oh and of course the beautiful Provo Temple.My first district, the greatest girls ever! This is the typical MTC pose. Pointing to where your going to serve in the world. That would be me, far right. :)The awesome geek squad. :)Liston, Mclane, Curtis, and Schow.The infamous Elder Liston and his companion, Elder Mclane. :)

In 1995 I chose to serve a mission for my church. I was called to the The Toronto, Canada East mission. I was so happy about where I had been called and truly looked forward to going. I was in the missionary training center for two months. Not only was I called as a proselyting missionary but I would also be working in the geneology centers as a geneology missionary. And THEN I stayed in the mtc a little longer at the call center (I can't remember the exact name of that) and answered questions of those who wanted to know more about the gospel.

My first week was crazy. My companions name was, Sister Lynette Schow. Oh how I loved her! She was hilarious! She kept everything entertaining. For those of you who know me well, you will know that I often say "Rock on sweet rocker!"...that saying came from her! We went to the temple early one morning and as we were walking she woke us up by saying "Rock on sweet rocker!!!" really loud. She was classic.

I found out that first week that I would have two districts. I remember walking in my first day only to find that the room was girls only. WHAT!?? NOOOO! I mean, come on! I had to have the male gender in my classes. And then, to my relief, I found that my companion and I would be in another district as well. One with all girls and one with all guys. (You can imagine how happy the guys were to have two girls in their class.) You should have seen their faces light up when we walked in the door. :)

I found out quickly that they were very...um...UNIQUE! I think maybe you could call them "The geek squad"...yeah, this was going to be very interesting. I took my seat and slowly glanced around the room. *Sigh* But then I caught the eyes of one of them. He was looking at me with a puzzled face. And then I was puzzled...suddenly a light goes on! We had both gone to Orem High School. It was Russ Liston. We never really knew each other, but we had mutual friends. Both of us smiled as it was a relief to see a somewhat familiar face. He was NOT part of the geek squad. He was very cute and it made it much more fun for me to go to class. And no, we never did anything wrong, it was a silent crush. :) Throughout our stay at the mtc, I think we both had a deep mutual respect for each other. He was my friend from heaven, I knew that. He was truly one of the pure hearts of the earth. I also learned to love the geek squad quite a bit. :)

My companion and Elder Liston made my MTC experience. There are days that you think, what on earth am I doing? How am I going to make it? I remember one particular day that our district was outside for a break and Elder Liston was standing next to me both of us staring up at the mountains. He kept his head straight ahead and this was our converstaion,

Elder Liston: Sister Curtis, don't you wish you were camping right now?
Sister Curtis: Yes.
Elder Liston: Do you realize that our houses are only a few miles from here?
Sister Curtis: Yes.
Elder Liston: Should we make a run for it?
Sister Curtis: YES!

We laughed and then turned back toward our district and headed back to class. We had testimonies of The gospel of Jesus Christ. We were servants of the Lord and on His errand to teach His children the plan of salvation. We would fulfill what we were called to do. We loved the Savior more than we loved ourselves.

I kept in touch with both Sister Schow and Elder Liston. They became Russ and Lynette after their missions. :) We all hung out for a few years and then they both got married. And you know what happens when your friends get married. They pretty much are dead. You rarely see them again. I hope I run into them someday...maybe I'll find them on facebook. hahah

I will forever be grateful for my MTC experience. For Elder Liston and Sister Schow and all the other wonderful people I met there. When I held my Missionary tag in my hands today, I got a little choked up. (Shocking, I know!)but I can say, that although my mission didn't turn out the way I had planned...I served my Heavenly Father well and I'm glad I went.

ps. You don't have to tell me how cute I was and how awesome my 90's clothes were...I already know. Bah hahahha Sick and wrong!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


When I woke up this morning I was just laying in bed thinking about stuff and this song started to play in my mind. Funny enough, it has always been one of my favorite fall songs. I love when the record player comes on in my mind and it happens to apply perfectly to the moment.

Yesterday was the first day of fall. Fall holds special promises for me, but who knows which fall that will be. I guess only time will tell... :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I have always had really bad circulation, especially in my hands. They are always cold. My desktop is so old and it is built in a way that your arm is up higher to use the mouse on the computer- which causes the blood to flow to my elbow and leave my hand looking dead-like and freezing! So last month, I had had enough! I can't afford a new desk...er...I would rather spend my money on a new pair of shoez. (priorities..priorities!:) So I decided to grab an old winter glove that doesn't have a match and put it to good use! I cut the fingers out of it and WALLAH! My very own Cyndi Lauper/Michael Jackson heat glove! My hand is now warm-ER. Yay for my clever ideas! hahahaha

ps I'm warning you right now that you might be seriously jealous and want to make one of your own.

pss Sometimes I'm so embarrassed of myself, it's awesome! I almost wrote about deodorant today, but I'll save that for another time. Ha!

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Moroni 9:25

"My son, be faithful in Christ; and may not the things which I have written grieve thee, to weigh thee down unto death; but may Christ lift thee up, and may his sufferings and death, and the showing his body unto our fathers, and his mercy and long-suffering, and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind forever."

More soon...


I recently read about this heart wrenching accident and wanted to offer up both my love, faith and service to this family. I am thinking of the ways I can help...and I hope all my friends will too. God bless them.

"On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie Nielson was in a plane crash with her husband, Christian Nielson, and his flight instructor, Doug Kinnear, near St. Johns, Arizona. Doug Kinnear passed away soon after arriving at the Maricopa County Hospital.

Christian & Stephanie remain in critical condition at Maricopa Burn Center. Christian has sustained burns on over 30% of his body. His wife Stephanie’s body was burned over 80%.

For the past four years, Stephanie has welcomed us into her charming abode through the NieNie Dialogues. Far from being a product of creative editing, the Nielson’s don’t just shine through the selective lens of a blog. They are ingenuous examples of family devotion, eternal romance, and Christ centered faith. This site is dedicated to their welfare & recovery."

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Footloose is probably one of the greatest movies to ever come out of the 80'z. I loved it! It became one of the greatest classics and is still loved by many. Here are my top 3 reasons why I love it.

A. Kevin Bacon had RAD hair.
B. It was filmed mostly in Lehi (Lehi Roller mills), which was the next town over from where I lived. (Some of the kids in my ward/church were in it!)

Being a young dancer at the time, I had never seen anything so kool. I think I played that part over and over a million times. I would practice in my room all the time and dream that I was the one doing that dance scene. It was glorious!

20 years later or so I find myself living in Lehi and STILL wanting to pull off that dance. I am bound and determined to never leave this town without heading over to the 'mills' and strutting my stuff. I've got a tape player, the jeans, the shoez, and the MOVES! Practice makes perfect and I have been practicing. Just now I was going over the routine and I think I broke my shoulder. Okay, probably not...but it hurts. This is not a joke! I'm getting better every day. (I don't know if I can pull off the Gymnastics.)

Now, as part of this blog, I'm going to show you not only THE dance scene, but the spoof on it from Flight of Conchords. If you haven't seen the spoof, prepare yourself to be in a fit of laughter!


*THE dance*

*THE spoof*

Stay tuned for *MY* video! These guys ain't got nothin' on me!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Not more than a week ago, I found myself wondering with the rest of the world, who is Sarah Palin? Who is this woman who John McCain has called forth from the land with limited sunshine? My first impression was that this lady seemed out of place in the rough and often times cruel, political world. Well tonight I got a good slap in the face reminder of not judging a book by it's cover.

A few hours ago, Sarah Palin gave an incredibily FIERY and powerful speech. The kind that leaves the mouth agape. Within minutes I think she had most of America on the edge of their seats and listening intently. Any speculation that came from the media and the dirty laundry they pulled out, took no presidence over what was now... right in front of their eyes. She completely proved that John McCain is smart as a whip in choosing her. He just pulled out the big guns! I guarantee that not only did she awake the swing voters but the Democrats are sweating bullets tonight.

She is my kind of girl- a full blown spit fire! A spit fire with integrity and strength beyond what anyone would have guessed. She showed that we should never underestimate those who APPEAR weak. I also was fascinated by her depth and candor. I think in the coming weeks and months she will prove that she is not a one night stand, but rather a true north star.

That is also how I feel about John McCain. His roots run deep in understanding. I believe the suffering and trials he experienced for and in behalf of this nation will prove themselves to not have been in vain. The insight and clarity that is gained from such trials are going to present themeselves as keys to unlocking the light that has been hidden in our country since Ronald Regan. I feel peace at the idea of him being at the white house. I think he will stick true to the values that our forefounders built this country on. I like when Palin said,

"We are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and...a servants heart."

Those words are simplisticly profound. And when one governs that way, they are blessed and so are those under their influence and care.

To a girl that is mostly apathetic about politics because of how brutal and contentious it has become, Palin gave me the last notch I needed to make a vote.

(Oh and btw, to the media out there, a little reminder from Palin, You play with the bull your gonna get the horns! :) WATCH OUT!