Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A fun weekend with the Cute Dover Kids!

These kids have sooo much love and were so much fun to watch. These are my favorites things they said throughout our fun weekend!

1.Colby came out of bed and said this "Dawson.. Yo da best babysitto I've evo had." It seriously brought a tear to my eye.

2.Me: You girls are the cutest girls ever! Syd- "You are the cutest adult girl ever!"

3.After a huge hug Mia said "I love you SO much Joslyn"

4.Syd & Mia prayed that they wont have bad dreams, and if they are going to, to not have any at all.

Day 1: We went to Freestone park to feed the ducks and play at the park! The weather was AMAZING! The kids LOVED it.


We went to Ocean Blue for yogurt! This place is AMAZING. It's self serve Ice Cream and its YUMMY!

Day 2
Mia and Colby had Soccer Games! Mia is the only girl on her team and its ADORABLE! We had so much fun playing at the park, making sandwiches and having a picnic while watching the games!


We went to Chuck E Cheese after the games! Jensen came with us! Colby and Jensen LOVE playing together. They are the cutest cousins! It was so cute Syd picked out matching rings for her, her cousin Brescia and her Sister! She's always thinking of others! We all did the hokey pokey with Chuck E and he threw tickets up in the air for the kids to catch!

We went to the mall to ride the carousel! The kids chose to go on the teacup and I was on the horse watching. I got so dizzy just watching! It was funny after, they said how dizzy they were but they wanted to do it again! No thank you!


We ended the day going swimming! We had so much fun! The kids kept talking me into jumping into the pool.. even though it was cold!


We ended the night with opening presents from their Mom and Dad! It was the cutest pj's, candy and a movie! They loved getting the suprises! It was a sleepover for sure!


Day 3
We went to church and then came home went on a walk, colored and had a photoshoot! We had such a fun weekend! Thanks Kim & Ger for letting me watch your cute kiddos!!

Here's a collage of Random Pictures. Notice all 3 kids wanted to take a picture of them acting like they were driving. They are so cute.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Breinholt Kids!

These kids are THE cutest! Three girls and one baby boy! Its fun because the incentives with girls are if you do this..then i'll put glitter on your eyes! It works every time! While their parents were away in mexico.. We had too much fun! The Hannah Montana Movie Soundtrack was playing 24-7. We even learned the hoe down throwdown dance from the movie!

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These girls LOVE playing dress ups! They put on dress after dress and even took turns wearing my high heels and having a photoshoot. I brought all my headbands over because they LOVE wearing them. It was so cute in the mornings, they would pick out a headband and then go choose their outfit for the day! It was fun Lauris was babysitting one afternoon, so we took them all to the park, Including Roxy. They had so much fun and so did we:) Brooklyn let ME pull her tooth out!! I was so excited! It was so much fun.. she didn't even feel it come out! I'm a pro naturally! Who knew? :) The next morning she said the tooth fairy left her tooth along with money... I guess it happened with her last tooth that came out too! Good thing! I told her the tooth fairy must have known she wanted to keep it! Phew! She is so cute toothless!! I have so many pictures of these kids.. I thought It would be fun to do a collage for each one. The oldest is Paige. She's so cute. She reminds me of myself when I was younger. She is extremly responsible, a big helper and a wonderful big sister. Brooklyn is the toothless one! She is so fun. She loves taking pictures and texting on my phone. Her and Paige are best friends, It's too cute. Regan is three going on thirteen! Her favorite phrase is "that's super cute." It's SO adorable. Jensen came over to play one day and they watched a movie together. They are the cutest. Jensen told Regan that he's going to ma-wee her in the temple someday. They have a little Romance going on! Brigham is the baby boy. His sisters spoil him! They call him Buddy. It's so adorable. He really is the easiest baby i've ever watched. I LOVE his church clothes. He's even cute when he cries. How does that work? Notice his headband.. ya the girls dress him up! I love how he crosses his legs when he sits. He is such a squishable boy. They wanted me to be their fourth sister, but then thought about it and said that their is no room for me to sleep. Oh how I love kids.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ice Skating with THE cutest boys

This morning I got a text from Susie that said Jensen wants to know if I can go Ice skating with them! I was SO excited, I couldn't believe he wanted me to go. I thought it was so cute. She told me Jensen's morning prayer after he found out I could go went like this.. "Thank you fo letting Joswin be able to go ice skating today." If that isn't the cutest thing I don't know what is! I love these kids! It is truly amazing how kids can heal broken hearts.They helped heal mine in so many ways. They are so pure, innocent and have SO much love to give! We had so much fun at Polar Ice! NO ONE was there half of the time! We basically had our private skating rink! It was Jensen's first time.. He did a really good job! Marcus was so speedy that when we raced, he totally beat me! He's 8.. I'm 20.. Something's wrong with that!! It was fun because they played the highschool musical sound track! It's like they did it just for us! I hadn't been skating for a long time, so It was fun!

Me & the cutest 4 year old I know.

Right after Marcus beat me!

I loved this candid shot.

I love Ice Skating!

Bowling Bowling & More Bowling!

Bowling was fun.. However NO strikes for me! Next time maybe! I love Jacki & Jenn! We met at beauty school & I love that we still keep in touch and are really good friends! Yay for bowling!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm in love..

with Zac Efron! Lauris & I went today to see 17 again! It was so cute. They could've left some parts out but we loved it because he was in it. It was about a Dad who wanted to live his life over again and turned 17 again. Zac played the part of the 17 year old. Dang. He is so attractive. Lauris and I LOVE him. Too bad he's not a returned missionary.. haha! It was fun because we basically had our own theater! We kept looking at eachother the movie in awe of how cute he was! I'm going to miss my sissy when I move to Utah. She's my better half. <3








& just so you know. He's NOT gay! Thanks to people who try to tell me he is. :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm Free


This is my new favorite song that describes how I feel.

Free
"Time has come and time has gone
Since I packed my bags and I moved on
And I somehow seemed to get along without you

Well it's been so long since I've seen your face
And it's been awhile since I've seen that place
But I smile now without a trace of a teardrop

Well the road was painful and it was rough
And finally I am tough enough
To walk on my own
And now I'm...

Free
And no one's stopping me
From bein' what I want to be
Yes, I'm finally free

Walkin' away was the hardest part
I had to use my head and not my heart
Findin' the truth, it was a start
To lettin' go
Step by step, I found my way
I had to, hold my breath for one last day
Sometimes all I could do was pray
That I'd make it through

Yes, I'm finally...

Free as the wind
Blowin' through the tree
And now I can begin
Livin' this life for me
And now I can win
Yes I can win...
And yes I'll win because I'm...

FREE!"

I truly feel SO Free! Thanks to my supportive family, friends & my loving heavenly father.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

i GOT MY COSMETOLOGY LiCENCE!

Ok. So words can not express how happy I am right now! I just barley took my written test to get my cosmetology licence & they told me I didn't pass. . However, I called to re-schedule it today and they said they made a mistake and i DID pass! Seriously, I was SO excited! I already passed the practical test, so they are sending me my licence today!! I need to CELEBRATE!! Now,Utah here I come to get my licence there also!!

Hannah Montana Movie



The movie was adorable! I loved it!! Rascal Flatts & Taylor swift were even in it!! It took place in Tennessee. It made me miss living in a small town. It was such a cute movie + the main guy in it is very attractive! Lacey, Tara, Liz, Shannon & I went.. We had the whole theater to ourselves! It was perfect because no one cared if we sang along:)



Ya, He's cute.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Be of Good Cheer


This is my favorite picture of the Prophet and his counselors. They are such great examples of men who lean on the lord and experience happiness even through lifes trials.

These are my favorite parts from the prophets conference talk titled:

Be Of Good Cheer.

"It would be easy to become discouraged and cynical about the future—or even fearful of what might come—if we allowed ourselves to dwell only on that which is wrong in the world and in our lives. Today, however, I’d like us to turn our thoughts and our attitudes away from the troubles around us and to focus instead on our blessings as members of the Church.

None of us makes it through this life without problems and challenges—and sometimes tragedies and misfortunes. After all, in large part we are here to learn and grow from such events in our lives. We know that there are times when we will suffer, when we will grieve, and when we will be saddened.

However, we are told, “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.”

How might we have joy in our lives, despite all that we may face? Again from the scriptures: “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you.”

From the holy scriptures we read, “Behold, the righteous, the saints of the Holy One of Israel, they who have believed in Him, they who have endured the crosses of the world,they shall inherit the kingdom of God,and their joy shall be full forever.”

I testify to you that our promised blessings are beyond measure. Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.
My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.I declare that God lives and that He hears and answers our prayers. His Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior and our Redeemer. Heaven’s blessings await us."

The only reason why I don't feel pain anymore in my life is because I leaned on Christ and let the atonement take place. I testify that if we do that, he takes our pain away and turns it into joy. It's such an amazing feeling. I LOVED this talk. I know that If we focus on our blessings instead of the things that are wrong in our life, We will be SO much happier. My motto is I'm too blessed to be sad. Life is Beautiful!

Beautiful Day

Last night I babysat and the kids wanted to take Roxy on a walk! It was so much fun because she loves walks! We took her to the park and she even went down the slide! Roxy never misses out in the fun! Brescia and Jensen had so much fun taking turns with Roxy. Sometimes I feel I am the same age as the kids! The weather was absolutely amazing! Life's good.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter

Easter was amazing!
1st: Nana always goes all out and has her whole house decorated. We have yummy food, candy, easter egg hunts die easter eggs and have contests of all kinds! The easter eggs are filled with money and Grandpa Paul hides the eggs. . He's very good! My siblings all got double the easter eggs. I'm not very fast at finding them.. maybe it's my height??



Us. Showing off our eggs! Of course mine is glittery!

2nd: Easter Sunday was wonderful. Mom wanted to take our tradition easter pictures.. However It turned into a photo shoot! It was fun though!

The Girls.

The Boys.

3rd: Traditional Easter Dinner at Aunt Lynelle's house! It was so much fun seeing family. They are so much fun to be with. You can't leave their without laughing. It was so good to see my great-grandma too! I'm so blessed to have all four of my great grandma's alive right now! Easter was amazing. I loved that I got to spend it with my family. The people who i love most. <3

It's The Climb!


We went on a family hike to the wind caves! I was not excited to wake up at seven in the morning because I went to bed really late the night before. .. BUT it was a fun and beautiful hike! The weather was AMAZING!! I love Arizona in early April! I haven't worked out for months so the hike was a little challenging for me. Basically, my family was ahead of me the whole time. It made me think how we are all in different places in life, but our goal is the same place! While I was hiking I also thought about the new song

It's The Climb

"I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing,
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes they might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on" <3

I love this song. It's helped me realize that you have to be strong, keep your head held high.. keep the faith and the climb is what makes it worth it in the end!! We are so blessed to have the gospel to help us get through the times we stumble and fall.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sisters

Lauris & I have always memorized songs and made a dance for them! We decided It had been a few years and came up with this..:) It describes us so well. "So Help the mister who comes between me and my sister"... SERIOUSLY!
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Happy Everything!



My heart is so full of gratitude. What an amazing easter season it has been! The pageant was so amazing to watch Christ's life through his death. Last night My Dad spoke at the stake center on Christ. It was such an amazing talk. Then Today, Easter morning, I woke up with such gratitude for my wonderful savior and had the opportunity to share my testimony with my ward. What an example of a selfless person. We are so blessed to have his example and even more blessed that he was willing to die for us and feel each and everyone of our pain. In a world of trouble and uncertainty, His peace fills our hearts and eases our minds. Jesus is in very deed “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). "Jesus is the Christ. Though He was crucified, He rose triumphant from the tomb to our everlasting blessing and benefit. To each member of the human family He stands as our Advocate, our Savior, and our Friend." What a wonderful Easter. My testimony of the atonement has never been greater. I've experienced it in such a different way. My heart was completly torn a few months ago and because I've leaned on the Lord, He took away my pain and I can truly say filled it with Joy. My heart is full now, not broken. What an amazing thing that is. He was willing to die for us, I want to become more of a Christlike person and follow all of his commandments faithfully. What a wonderful life we have!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homemade Headbands!

These are the headbands I made! I got sick of buying headbands, they are so much fun to make!!

Girls Night!


This was SUCH a fun girls night!It was funny.. Caitlin and I both wore cheetah print sweaters without knowing! We went to Pita Jungle to eat dinner! It's so yummy. I LOVE their hummas!! We jammed to Rascal Flatts in the car! We made head bands then took a break and hung out with a big group of people at a park, then continued our headband making til three in the morning! They are SOOO cute and fun to make!! There's nothing like a fun girls night. Boy, do I get slap happy at 2 in the morning!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Oregano's!



Girls night at Oregano's for shannon's birthday! It was so much fun seeing girls I hadn't seen since highshool and meeting new ones! Oregano's pazookie's are AMAZING! It was a fun night on the town! Happy Birthday Shannon!