Saturday, December 29, 2007

happy early birthday sis...


you are a great friend
and a great sister
...i'm glad we had the last year to officially call each other sister and can't wait for all the fun we have to come.

welcome back nick...






you should come home more often...
or we should just go to so. cal. to visit...

chocolate rain


chocolate rain rocks my world.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

6a.m.


today was the ketv, childrens, red cross holiday blood drive at millard north high school.
i tell you what...i don't think i could do live interviews at 6 a.m. for any other company. waking up at 4 to be ready to let photogs in by 5 is no fun- but i am glad to be able to help get the word out that we need blood! if you would like to send an ecard to invite others to give click here.
click here to see my first live interview

Friday, December 21, 2007

post 400...das boot!








tonight we went to the crescent moon ale house and then went down to visit the huber haus- a german bier hall! to get das boot. it was good to see meleah again. here are the rules to the boot...that i just learned about when we got home...next time we will follow the rules.

• Rules of the Boot •

1. The BOOT must travel clockwise around the table.
2. The BOOT may never touch the table, if you set it down you buy the next boot.
3. The toe of the BOOT must always point away from the drinker, if it doesn't drink again!
4. The BOOT must be "flicked" with your finger before passing it - forget, and drink again!
5. If the BOOT splashes the drinker, drink again!
6. The person that passed the BOOT to the person that finishes it buys the next BOOT.
7. (repeat)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

good luck....


good luck tomorrow girls.
you wont need it though...

may be you not be afraid when you walk in those doors.
may you be at peace about what has happened.
may you continue to heal together.
...and may you sell a hell of a lot of make-up!

thinking and praying for you as you go back to the von tomorrow.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

give blood...


with the recent snow and ice storms across the state our blood supplies are getting low. we are currently considered stable at a 3 to 5 day supply but we like to be at a 5-7 day supply. some of our blood types like O negative are down to under a two day supply. and with the holidays getting closer we usually see up to an 5% decrease in donations from dec 23-jan 1. so basically...we need your blood!!

please consider giving the gift of life this holiday season to patients in need...it only takes about an hour from start to finish...

and patients can't take a holiday from needing blood.

to book an appointment go to givebloodgivelife.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

to see me on the news talking about this yesterday check out these links: wowt-nbc and ketv-abc

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

speechless...


as much as i try to think of the right words to say i just can't.
i just cant believe it happened...even a week later.

to my poor friends that had to experience that: i'm sorry. i don't know what to say besides i am here for you to listen. you are in my continual prayers. i pray you can someday walk into the mall and have no fear. that you will not let this boy ruin your life. that you may let this experience make you the fighters you are. that you will learn what really matters in life and live everyday like it was your last. that you will have peace in your heart and in your soul. that you may understand the love of god and how he has a plan for you and this horrible day that you will never forget. girls, you are here today because you were meant to be. you have a lot of living to do and a lot of lip gloss to wear. you have a lot of sun to feel on your pretty little powdered and bronzed faces.

to the families of the people who were killed: i am sorry you had to lose your loves. i pray for an over whelming peace to fill your hearts and heal them. hold your loved ones a little tighter and forgive. don't let hate consume your life. be bigger than that person. laugh and live for the ones who can't...that's what they would want you to do i bet.

to the rest of the world: the same thing i wish for my friends. that you will find peace in this madness and love one another.

may god's love be with you my friends...
i love you guys.

hobgoblin steak and ale pie


i have been in love with steak and ale pie ever since london.
i dream of the golden goose pub and their glorious steak and ale pies with mash and peas.
last night i invited my london pals over for some homemade pie...with mash, ale and peas of course.
...it was not too shabby if i might say so myself.
cheers mates!
...i can't wait to see you all again soon.

happy birthday mama...



love you.
enjoy your new fiestaware.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

peace


let there be peace on earth
and
let it begin with me...

i don't think i have ever thought of that song as a prayer before.

...i still ask for prayers for my von maur friends.
as i hear more of their stories the more my heart hurts.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

prayers for my von maurians...



please send out some prayers for the victims of the westroads mall shooting.

there are currently nine dead and some 14 injured...

i worked there for two years and have a ton of close friends still working there.

praise God they have been accounted for.

there are quiet a few people that i knew from customer service that have been injured and we do not know their current status.

please pray that God grants them and their families peace as this nightmare unrolls.

and please pray for my friends that witnessed this horrible scene.

-i love you von maur girls-

some of us have come and gone...but we will always be von maurians.






Saturday, December 01, 2007