Thursday, September 18, 2008

Last weekend I joined, for the first time, the annual Kennington antelope hunt! Billy had been looking forward to this weekend for a long time. You would have thought it was Christmas. He was so excited that he couldn't sleep the night before. We all piled in three trucks and headed off early Saturday morning. We all started together but at the sign of the first heard the trucks bumped to a hault and doors flew open and out jumped men in orange and all of them shooting! I thought it was a lot of fun myself. Eventually we all split up. Taylor, Stacy and little Macer came with me and Billy. It didn't take long before we came around the corner, slammed on the breaks and Billy was out the door and up a hill before I knew what was going on. I saw him shoot at the top of the hill but didn't see it hit. He was pretty excited but his hunting lasted all of about 30 minutes. It was such a fun day driving through bumps and sagebrush chasing these crazy animals all day. Here is a picture of Billy with his trophy. I'm afraid this might be my new friend hanging on the wall here soon. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Billy the kid's 101

Here it is. Sorry it took me forever. Hope you enjoy….
1- I was born on Jan. 1. That’s right the New Year’s baby. You always see the New Year’s baby on the front page of the newspaper with all these gifts from the hospital around them. That wasn’t the case when I was born. That was the only year the hospital didn’t give the parents presents. Bummer huh?
2- I was born in Afton, Wyoming and soon after the rents moved to Riverton, Wyoming. We were only there a short time and then moved to Mountain View, Wyoming for a few years. After a while Mom and Dad moved back to “God’s Country” and I grew up in Afton.
3- I used to be a morning person, but now I’m getting a little lazy and like to sleep in.
4- I’ve noticed, especially since starting grad school, how much more sleep I need every night. I must be getting old or something.
5- I have three brothers and one adorable sister.
6- I am 22 years old and that would make me second in the pecking order.
7- I used to be the tallest in our family until I came home from my mission and now I think that the two younger brothers have passed my up.
8- My Dad is my hero!
9- I wish so bad that we could do things like we used to do.
10- I remember one time I was sitting in a class in high school and Dad came through the door and pulled me out and took me hunting. It was the best!
11- My parents never missed a game that I played in. Whether it was school ball, church ball, or city league one of them was always there.
12- My Mom is the sweetest, nicest lady I know.
13- I know she would do anything for anyone of her children. She’s the best!
14- I love her croissant rolls.
15- I’m a worrier and I guess I get that from my mom.
16- I am the skinniest of all my family. I’m 5’ 11’ and weigh 143 pounds. It’s not fare! Ha Ha I would do anything for 20 pounds! I’ve kind of given up on that one.
17- I love country music and I think I’m converting April!
18- In high school I dated two of the Draney grand daughters and after the mission married the third. (I guess I have a thing with Draney girls!)
19- April is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
20- I love her more than anything and am so excited to spend eternity with her.
21- December 21, 2007 was the best day of my life!!!!!!!! It was the day I married my best friend!!!!!
22- We were married in the same room in the Logan temple that my parents were.
23- We hope to move back to Star Valley one day and buy or build a house between our parents.
24- I love coming home to a clean house, folded laundry, and the smell of dinner in the oven. My wife is an amazing! She’s everything that I’ve always dreamed o f!
25- I love me and Ape’s heated games of Egyptian Rat Killer. I’m sure you can hear us screaming down the street. Our neighbors probably think we’re crazy.
26- April ended my winning streak the other night so I’m going to have to challenge her again here shortly!
27- I have the best family in law! (I just love all of you and count you as my own!)
28- I love looking at everyone’s blog and seeing all the nieces and nephews.
29- My favorite color is blue.
30- I have an addiction with sweet ties.
31- I can’t wait to go back to Korea and get way sweet ties for like 2 bucks.
32- My biggest pet peeve is when people snore! I hate it!
33- I know how crazy it is, but I enjoy public speaking.
34- I would rather give a talk in public than sing.
35- I’ve always wanted to ride bulls. Dad never would let me and I guess it was a good thing.
36- I grew up on a ranch and love everything to do with the outdoors.
37- I thought I was going to die this summer being stuck in a classroom all day!
38- It was way cool and interesting, however, having the opportunity to dissect cadavers and learning human anatomy.
39- I broke my first horse when I was 15.
40- During high school I worked for two fencing companies and Call gravel. I got to drive all sorts of cool things like: front end loaders, dozers, graders, tract hoes, dump trucks and skid loaders.
41- I’m an outgoing person who likes to meet new people. I guess you could say that I’m somewhat of a social person.
42- I always have to be doing something. Lounging around drives me crazy.
43- A couple of months ago we bought a grill for a dollar at a garage sale. Grilling and BBQ has quickly becoming one of my favorite past times.
44- McKell’s dutch oven is the best! I can’t wait to have it again.
45- I love just taking time from the craziness of everyday life and just going on a walk or a bike ride with April.
46- I have this obsession for hunting anything that moves. (I’m addicted like Kory!)
47- I learned how to load and shoot a rifle when I was four.
48- Most of my fondest memories are with my dad and brothers up Grey’s River chasing huge bucks and Dad always shooting them. He’s so lucky!
49- We are going antelope hunting this weekend and I’m stoaked!
50- Before I die I want to go on a safari hunt in Africa and red stag hunting in New Zealand. (Kory how about we go together!?!)
51- I have also always dreamed of the day that I can take my Dad to Alaska and hunt Dahl sheep.
52- I’m so jealous of my older brother because he finally drew for a moose tag this year.
53- I love Chevy trucks.
54- I am an avid fly fisher.
55- Bait fishing drives me crazy!
56- I caught a ten pound brown on the Salt River with a dry fly.
57- I graduated from high school in 2004.
58- I’ve love politics.
59- I try to follow the polls and debates daily.
60- Sometimes it gets me in more trouble, but I’m always willing to voice my opinion.
61- I served a mission in Pusan, South Korea.
62- I’ve eaten some pretty crazy things other there including: sea cucumbers, squid, jelly fish, shark, whale, horse, dog, and cat. (Pretty much everything was weird, but I learned quickly not to ask what it was, just eat it.)
63- I spent six months on a tropical island called Jejudo and could listen to the ocean crash on the rocks all night from our apartment. It was sweet.
64- I have size 9.5 feet.
65- My most embarrassing was one night over at the Allred house. So there we were….. eating popcorn or something and McKell hands me a glass of milk. At this point April started to laugh. I had no idea what was going on so I took a drink. It went all over me! I was so embarrassed. Come to find out McKell had purposely giving me a dribble glass. I don’t think Mckell, Glenae, or April stopped laughing for ten minutes! I wanted to die.
66- I was in a car wreck five days after I got home from the mission. I broke my arm and wrist in like 15 places.
67- They told me after a five hour surgery that I probably would never regain function in my left hand.
68- I hated therapy!
69- I don’t know what I would have done if Heavenly Father hadn’t sent me an angel to get me through that ordeal. (I love you April!)
70- A few weeks after we had started dating, Mckell and Elder Woods (a general authority) gave me a blessing and my wrist hasn’t hurt since.
71- I am able to do anything that I used to.
72- I went to Snow College in central Utah.
73- This summer I started a professional program in Occupational Therapy through the University of North Dakota.
74- It’s been kind of crazy with the work load but I just keep telling myself that it will be so worth it in the end.
75- I was asked to represent the program at the Wyoming Occupational Therapy Association’s annual conference in two weeks.
76- I will graduate with a master’s degree in 2011.
77- I hope to be a hand therapist and eventually own my own clinic in Star Valley.
78- We have pink carpet in our computer room.
79- My family are all Wyoming fans.
80- I married into family that are BYU fans.
81- I just don’t know where I stand anymore. Ha Ha maybe Yoming?
82- I want to go with McKell to a BYU-Wyoming game.
83- I want to see Wyoming beat BYU!
84- I’ve never been able to spell. Thank heaven for spell check!
85- I love to go to movies with Ape!
86- I love shakes at Johnny J’s!
87- My favorite food is pretty much anything accept olives, tomatoes or beats!
88- I’ve been to Mexico and Korea.
89- States that I’ve been in are: Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, California, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, and Florida.
90- Hopefully April and I can travel. I want to see the world!
91- I want to go to Hawaii, Philippines, Alaska, New Zealand, and back to Korea.
92- I want to go on a cruise.
93- I’m a very competitive person
94- I’m almost done.
95- I talk and walk in my sleep. Not lately though.
96- I can’t wait to be a Dad.
97- I wish that my wife didn’t have headaches.
98- I don’t like to chew gum
99- I wish everyone lived closer!
100- I can’t wait to see everyone together!
101- I’m done!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Midnight Madness

So the other night I couldn't sleep at all and it was about 2:00 in the morning. I was going crazy and I didn't have anything to do. Then all of a sudden I get this stupid idea to freshen up on my geography skills. Ya I know. Who would think of that at 2:00 in the morning! Anyway I googled map games and found this one that has a whole bunch of geography quizes on it. You can do anything. I was completely blown away by how much I have forgotten, even when it comes to the 50 states! So now I have relearned the countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, All the 50 States and their capitols. Give it a try! It's fun. And I had a hard time stopping till I got 100%.

Friday, September 5, 2008

101 Facts about me!

I decided to do this too. I thought it was a lot of fun! When I was at about 80ish I saw Autumn had posted 101 things about her and I realized how much of them were the same! Funny! Here goes....

1. I am 20 years old
2. I’ve been married for a little over 8 months. And it’s been wonderful!
3. I live in Casper Wyoming
4. I work as a Dental Assistant
5. If I could hire someone to do something for me, it would be to do my shopping for me and keep my shelves stocked. I don’t mind cooking but never look forward to grocery day.
6. I love to scrapbook. It’s the best
7. I love taking pictures. It’s so addicting.
8. My new favorite thing to do is blogging. It’s addicting too.
9. I love being with my family. We don’t even have to be doing anything just sitting around talking and laughing. Can’t get any better than that if you ask me. I have the best family ever.
10. I love it when the power goes out. I don’t know why it’s just so different I love it. But for too long it would really be a nuisance.
11. I hate going to bed when my feet are dry. Can’t stand it.
12. I’ve always loved boxes. Little ones big ones whatever. They are all so cute. Half the time I don’t have anything to put in them but I have a ton of them.
13. I love going to bed with my hair wet.
14. I’m terrified of cooking for someone and them finding a hair in it. That’s the worst! AH!
15. I always have been and probably always will be a Mommy and Daddy’s girl.
16. I loved being married. It is the best ever
17. I have the best husband I could ask for. He treats me so well and I don’t’ deserve him.
18. I always have to have background noise whether it’s music when I’m cleaning, scrapbooking, or whatever. I’ll even turn on a movie and never watch it just hear it. I can only stand it quiet when I’m reading then it’s perfect!
19. Someday I would like to learn how to play the harp

20. I love to dance. It’s what I do when I’m home all alone and have extra energy.
21. I can be really shy. It depends on who I’m with I guess. I hate it when people tell me I need to talk more. I talk when I want too! I wish I was more talkative but I’m just not.
22. I love to play the piano. I’m ward choir pianist and primary pianist in our ward so I’m getting my practice. When I was little I didn’t think there was anyway I would ever just play the piano for fun. It was just a chore. But I love it now and can’t wait till we have our own piano! Thanks mom!
23. I have the absolute best sister-in-laws in the world. They are the sweetest and I miss them all like crazy! I am so lucky to have them in my life.
24. I write lists for everything. Shopping lists, to do lists, goal lists, work lists, and random facts lists. I’m always finding papers with my old lists on them. It makes me feel more organized I guess.
25. I can’t wear jeans when I’m home. The moment I walk in the door I have to change into something more comfortable. When I was little I hated jeans too.
26. I have pretty small feet. They haven’t grown since like 6th grade I think. I was shopping with a friend once and she thought it would be funny to see the smallest size I could fit in. I could fit in to a childrens size 1. Shoe shopping is hard sometimes. If I find something I like and if fits, I’m excited.
27. I like to clean. And I’m glad too. It I hated it life would be so much harder for me haha.
28. It seems like every other week I have a new song that I’m obsessed about and listened to it all the time.
29. I love shopping. I don’t’ have to have anything I’m looking for in particular. It’s my stress reliever.
30. I love movie nights. I like chick flicks, comedies, and action. I like most kinds of movies. Just not those really old western movies.
31. I love little house on the prairie.
32. My all time favorite movie is probably Phantom of the Opera.
33. I loved High School but hated college. (just the school part of college though)
34. Nothin makes me feel better than a good hard laugh
35. I like bubble baths
36. I talk in my sleep. Never knew that until I had roommates in college.
37. I can’t wear fingernail polish very long. I just pick it right off!
38. I love our family home videos. I’m the youngest so I wasn’t there for most of them. So I have watched them all over and over again.
39. I love kids and babies. I would say babies are my weekness. I just love all my nieces and nephews to death!
40. I love jerky. I would choose it over candy anyday anytime!
41. I hate it when people take my shyness for being stuckup and snobby
42. I love extra onions, extra butter, and extra extra cheese!
43. Favorite meal is Chicken Alfredo.
44. I love music.
45. I love kittens. Cats are ok but I just love holding baby kittens.
46. I love everything about Christmas.
47. I still have a blanket that I sleep with everynight. Its one that Pom Pom made for me when I was in high school because she never made me one when I was a baby.
48. I love Pom Pom. I smile just thinking about her.
49. When I die the first person I want to meet is Grandpa Allred. He’s like the perfect grandpa I never knew.
50. I would be a much happier person if I didn’t have a constant headache. Someday
51. I’m terrible at any sport. Anything that involves getting a ball somewhere. But I do have fun playing with my family when we are just goofing around. Competitive people intimidate me. Thank goodness I found dancing!
52. I love doing things for people and making them happy.
53. I always worry about offending people by what I say. So I pretty much agree with everybody.
54. My earliest memory is Aaron pushing me around in the popcorn bowl.
55. I have always looked up to my one and only sister Autumn. All growing up I did everything she did exactly how she did it. I loved to color with her just to watch her. ( She was so good at it.) I loved to sleep down in her room with her any chance I got. I don’t think it’s too much of an exaggeration to say that everything I’ve done it’s because Autumn did it first haha.
56. Most of my childhood was spent playing Barbie's and dolls.
57. I cried when I got my first kiss. I thought I was a terrible person.
58. For the most part I’m a follower. Occasionally a leader.
59. I’m a pushover. You could probably get me to do anything
60. My favorite color is never the same
61. If I could have one wish it would be to stop time whenever I wanted. Then start it back up again.
62. Eversince I was little my nickname has been “Sweet”. Autumn was “darlin” and I was “sweet” And I still answer to “sweet” I love it.
63. My cars name is “Dory”
64. Politics bore me
65. Driving makes me nervous.
66. I think my biggest fear is anything happening to anyone in my family.
67. I’m major ticklish
68. Someday I want to go on a cruise or to somewhere tropical
69. I could eat subway everyday and never get sick of it. I’ve had the same sandwich there for years and I still love it.
70. I don’t like Chinese food.
71. I hate anything cherry flavored except Jolly Ranchers and I love those! I also love cherries.
72. I miss my high school dancing days.
73. Fruits over veggies anyday.
74. E.T. stills scares me
75. I love sleeping in.
76. I think tying shoes is a waste of time. I usually wear slip ons when I’m not at work.
77. I love being outdoors
78. I love playing in the water.
79. I love having a clean house
80. My favorite part of myself. My eyes
81. I love science. Mostly Geology
82. One thing I wish I could do was draw and paint. I’ve tried countless times and get so angry. I can see it perfectly in my head but it’s useless.
83. I like rainy days as long as I didn’t have anything fun planned for that day.
84. Someday I want to find one of those huge shells on the beach somewhere. I’ve always wanted to do that.
85. I can’t wait to have our own house then I can decorate it however I want
86. I can’t wait till I am a mother. I think I’ve been baby hungry my whole life
87. My best friends growing up were Sami and Katie!! Best memories ever
88. When I was little I hated to take a bath or brush my hair. Now I can’t stand if I don’t.
89. I love days when I don’t have to work. Who doesn’t right?
90. I’m so grateful for my Mom and Dad. They have such an awesome relationship.
91. I love going on dates with my husband.
92. The thing that makes me cry easiest is leaving my family. I always always ball. Just the thought of it makes me sad.
93. The only thing I like to do in front of an audience is dance.
94. I love packing to go on a vacation. But struggle at unpacking when I get home.
95. I hope I can be as good of a parent as my brothers and sisters are to their children.
96. I love getting dressed up sometimes and I also love lounging around in pajamas and no makeup. Both make me happy.
97. I have a hard time holding completely still for a long time. I have a major bouncy leg at church.
98. I love being the baby of the family.
99. I love fireworks!
100. I love polka dots!
101. I love me!