Monday, April 18, 2011

I Know a Lot About Everything but Not Enough About One Thing

I can't believe I haven't posted on this thing since September. I owe my loyal fan base a sincere apology...So Tess, I'm very, very sorry about not posting since September. Ha! I miss you, Tess! See you in May! Okay, let's get down to bidness. Lots and lots has happened since September, so I'll go ahead and post the monthly highlights.


October was pretty uneventful. Howevah, I heard that Isaiah and Jason dressed up as pirates for Halloween, and that's nothing short of awesome! Melinda made these amazing costumes with her own two hands of course.


I got to go to Missouri for Thanksgiving, and I was so glad I did. It was so very fun to be with Melanie, Luke, and Merrill. We even got to go to the Nauvoo temple while I was there. That temple is simply beautiful. I couldn't get over the wood floors found throughout the inside, so cool.



My whole family was able to be together up in Utah for Christmas which was fantastic. I just realized that I don't have any pics to show evidence of the grand time we all had together, so this shot of Melanie dressing her tree with Luke and Merrill in Missouri right after Thanksgiving will have to do.


I moved to Arizona! Yes, that's right, I just can't stay away from the good 'ol AZ. This place was definitely calling to me, so I decided to move down to Gilbert at the beginning of January. I moved in with my good friend, Karen, and have LOVED being in Arizona. I've been substitute teaching down here while I look for a job. Substituting has actually been a lot more fun than I ever thought it would be, so that's a relief. One of the many things I love about Arizona is that I feel so at home here. For some reason I feel like I fit in with the people down here so much more than I ever did up in Salt Lake, so it's been really easy to make new friends. PLUS Grandma Fern just lives up the road from me a short ways! Life is good!


This is Pete Yorn's guitar pick from a concert I went to in Tempe on Valentine's Day. February's highlight? I think yes.


March was super fun and busy. I turned 26! Can you believe that?! I know, crazy. Here are some of the high points...

Here I am at the ballpark on my bday. I had lots of bday fun in spite of the fact that I turned 26! Ugh!

San Diego trip! This is Laguna Beach. Most beautiful day ever.

And here I am sporting a brand new sunburn on the most beautiful day ever. Check that out! Sick.

Trip up to Utah for Phil's bday party. Dad prefers pie over cake on his bday.

Baby Girl.

Isaac and Luke in Dad's office. I miss them so much.

Matt and I made it up to Powder Mtn while I was visiting. It was so much fun! I wish I was up there right now cause I heard it's been snowing like crazy this past week. This was a good day.


This month I've been really lucky. I was able to go to Missouri AGAIN and see Melanie on her birthday! Take a look at how grown up Merrill looks. He's so cute and cheezes it up for the camera every time. It was lots of fun to be with them.

Merrill and Luke

Happy Bday to Melanie!

So there you have it. I intend to start updating this thing a lot more often so check back soon...I plan on trying Bikram Yoga out this Friday with my new found gay friend, Alan, so you better believe I'll be blogging about that!


Melinda said...

So glad to FINALLY see some post action from you! All your highlights& pics are great. Good luck with the Yoga. Thinking about starting a class myself. Love ya!!!

Mandy said...

It was so great to catch up with you in March. I'm glad everything is coming up Monica in Arizona. Good job, kid! I'll stay tuned for more blog posts.

Poopers AKA 2Ply said...

TWO comments before I even saw this, looks like your fan base is a liiittle bigger than you realized. But, yeah, I'm excited to see you in May too. :) Is Merrill blonde? So cute. San Diego... ahhhh... been once and would love to go again. I tried yoga for a bit and heard about this Bikram yoga. I bet it's fun.

Em Russ said...

girl, I am a fan too... I have been wondering what you were up to!! Love the update and the pics. You are gorgeous (even with a sunburn). Glad you're enjoying AZ. You should come visit me in CT!!

Ben + Brittany Trujillo said...

Nice, Arizona! I had no idea. Glad to hear things are well, and happy 26th.

Monica said...

Tess, yeah Merrill is blonde with greenish blue eyes which is funny considering that Melanie and her husband are both so dark. But Luke has siblings with light hair and eyes.

And Benny, I was wondering when somebody was gonna comment on my 26th bday! Ha! I think it very fitting that you were the one who did...I mean you'd know better than anyone seeing as if I'm 26 then that makes you 26, too. ;)