Thursday, June 26, 2008

A little about me, myself and I...

I saw this on my friend's blog and she tagged everyone that read it, which I don't always respond to, but this looked quite fun, so why not? Here we go...

Age on my next birthday: twenty-six...don't talk to me about it people...that's sick...
Month my Birthday is in:
A place I'd like to visit: This is where my cute husband went on his mission...
A favorite place: Of course...if you know me at all this will be no surprise. There is a reason why they call it the "Happiest Place on Earth"
One of my favorite things: Mmm...napping...
My favorite color: It's orange people...the sky might make it a little confusing
My favorite food: A good ol' salad with tons of stuff in it...Like the Mesquite Chicken Salad from Chili's...mmm...
Least Favorite Food: Anything with ginger in tastes like Irish Springs Soap to me if it's too strong...and look at how ugly it is people! Do you really want to eat that?!
(I also need to add this little comment, not for a pity party for myself, but because I am so disgusted...I had a colonoscopy yesterday (Monday, June 30). Ugh. I know that's what you do when you are 50 but I have had 4 of them in the last 5 years. I have to get them every 3 years for the rest of my life since I have Crohn's Disease and I have also had polyps (that's why you generally have colonoscopies, so they can remove polyps since they can cause cancer), anyway, I had it done yesterday. The procedure itself is not all that horrible, but the 24 hours before are probably some of the worst hours you can experience. You have to drink this HORRIBLE laxative stuff and guess what flavor it is? GINGER lemon. Who came up with that?! And why?! They have a seriously twisted mind. Anyway, 24 hours of drinking nothing but clear liquid, eating jell-o with no red dye (which gives you very few options of jell-o) and drinking that horrible ginger lemon laxative crap. The wonderful news is I don't have to get another one done for 3 more years!!!! WOOHOO!!!!)
My favorite flower: Currently tulipsThe city in which I live:
Name of past pet: Cute little Valentine...she was the prettiest cat ever!
Nickname I have: This is what Meg's called me our whole one knows why...but I like it. It's not the insect "Bee" it's just the letter..."B"
College major: Of my dreams...I ain't got me a college education...heheheh...Here is the greatest Meteorologist of all time: Mark Eubank. I HAD to get a picture of him with the white coat on. Oh how I miss his forecasts...he would dance around and get so excited. He is the greatest!
Here's another good picture of him, just for good measure:
I really need to devote a post to Mark Eubank and some of my memories of him...that will come at a later date...can you wait? I highly doubt it. But you will have to...

1st job: I was a babysitter...remember these books?! I loved them! Good times.
A hope for 2008: To go to Disneyland with my best friend!
Now I tag: Meg, Kendra, Amy, Star, and anyone else who wants to do it! It is so very much fun!

Here's what you do, do a Google image search and choose an image from the first page when you answer all of these questions (that picture of me and Meg wasn't on the internet...just in case you were worried about us...but I guess it's out there now, isn't it? Hmmm...well, whatever). Have fun!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Another good post thanks to Tamsen! This is so much fun!

Celebrity Morph by MyHeritage

MyHeritage: Celebrity Morph - Free family history - Free family tree maker

Who knew? Me and Beyonce? Hmmm...the morph does seem to be working out well...I am just surprised that from our extremely different family backgrounds we can look so alike, but I'm happy about it...I think she's beautiful...not that I'm saying that about me, not at all, I'm just saying it was a surprise...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Your score on this personality test was 78%

Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural lead, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

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I don't really think I'm a "try anything once" kind of person. Well, not when it comes to sky-diving or scary roller coasters or anything of that nature...but I do think in other non-risky sorts of ways I will try anything once...or at least I try to...and if Jesse, my husband, is reading this and thinking, "No way, Chels is not that daring" just remember our 5 year anniversary in Disneyland. I definitely shocked you by going on Tower of Terror. Most people reading this probably don't think that Tower of Terror is really a scary ride, but listen people, I DO NOT enjoy the feeling of falling. It makes my stomach hurt. It's just not my thing. I screamed a lot, and I actually have a good picture of us on the Tower of Terror that I'll have to post at a later date...anyway, I had to show Jesse that even after 5 years of marriage I can surprise him...and I did it, didn't I? He never thought I'd go on that darn ride...which I didn't enjoy but went on 2 more times, just for him.

Anyway, I thought this quiz was interesting so I took it, and so should you, so I can read it on your blog... :)

Oh, can I also add that I don't understand that "78%" up at the top? What does 78% mean? I only have 78% of a personality? Who gets 100% then? Who? I think I've got quite a bit of personality so I'd really like to know what this whole "78%" is all about...crazy quiz making people...78%...

Monday, June 9, 2008


I've been tagged by Amy so here I go...

3 Joys

1. My greatest joy in life is my family. I love my Mom, Dad and siblings, but more specifically my little family that consists of Jesse, Meg & Quenten. I love that we can be ourselves around each other. It brings me joy when they are happy and when they call me, write me an email, or when we are driving in the car together chatting. I just love being with them.

2. The Gospel. I know Amy said this in her answers, but I have to agree. Where in the world would I be without the Gospel? It brings me such joy to know that our Savior lives and loves us. That we can be together forever with our families because of his Atonement. And that we can be forgiven of our sins and have the opportunity to return to Him if we repent and try to do what's right.

3. Weather. I love the inconsistency of weather. I love waking up to the sound of a snow blower, or to the sound of rain hitting the window, or to peaceful summer sunrises. I just love the weather!!!! We are so blessed to live on this beautiful earth, and to live in Utah where we can have all 4 Seasons!

3 Fears

1. I am an anxious person. I wish I wasn't, but I am. So many things scare me. First of all I am scared of losing my loved ones. I know it's a fact of life and that people pass away and that's part of the reason why we need the Gospel in this life, so we can feel peace and know that we will be together again someday, but I am really hoping that all of my family just lives until the Savior comes again so I don't have to go thru that. Ever.

2. Gaining weight. I think about this 24/7. I rarely enjoy eating (though you wouldn't know it if you watched me eat ice cream...or brownies...or anything with sugar in it really). I know I need to get over it. I need to eat healthy, have treats in moderation, and work out regularly. And that's what I'm going to hopefully that won't be a ridiculous fear of mine for much longer :)

3. Having sick children. I don't have kids yet, but I just hope I have healthy happy children. I have been sick for the last 5 years as most of you know. I am doing very well now, but I wasn't doing well for a long time there. I would MUCH rather be the sick one than be the one standing around helplessly. So I just hope I have healthy kids!

3 Goals

1. To continually be financially stable. I love stability. I know most people do. I just want to live a comfortable life. Nothing extravagant. I want to have a safe comfortable home, eat out at least once a week, go to Disneyland once a year, and that's it. I don't think that's too much to ask. Other than that I am content.

2. Get my Associates Degree, and then my Bachelors Degree. I need to get an Associates first, obviously, but I just would really like to have that proof that I am knowledgeable and that I can accomplish things. I have worked hard to obtain the degree of knowledge I have right now in the work force area, but I would really like to be book smart as well :)

3. Have children. I want to be a Mom. As scary as that is it is what I want and I am excited for that next phase of my life.

3 Current Obsessions/Collections

1. I love to watch TV. Too much. I really try to limit myself, but I love really entertaining shows. Anything will do. Gilmore Girls, Judge Judy, Army Wives, American Idol (sort of, I really like watching it so I can spend time with Jesse, he LOVES American Idol), Jon & Kate Plus 8, and so on. It is too much of an obsession currently.

2. Nonfat Frozen Yogurt. From anywhere. Maverick's, Sconecutter, Red Mango, it doesn't matter. As long as it's Nonfat (to make my head feel better about eating junk food) and vanilla I am a happy camper!

3. Eating out. I just love to eat out. I can cook. I love to cook if it is for more than just me and Jesse. But when it's just us I love to go somewhere (it doesn't have to be fancy) and get a really good salad. Salads that I make at home are never as good. Mmmm...eating out...

3 Random Surprising Facts about me

1. I have always dreamt about being a dancer. Specifically a ballerina. It has always been something I've wished I was better and that I wish I would have taken classes for as a child so I could be a more graceful person in general and so I could just dance around and look beautiful anytime I wanted to.

2. I get physically ill if someone pukes around me. I don't care who it is or where we are, if I see, smell, or hear someone throw up then I am going to be throwing up very soon afterward. So if you ever see me with my eyes closed and ears plugged while humming a song I am probably trying my hardest not to puke.

3. I HATE scary movies. I can't even handle scary movie commercials. I follow the same process as above if a scary commercial comes on the TV...I close my eyes, plug my ears, and hum a primary song...preferably "A Child's Prayer". I know I'm a dork. I know.

I tag: Meg, Andee, Karen, Laura, Becky, and anyone else who wants to be tagged!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Which Princess are you?

This is so much dang fun!!!!

You Are Ariel!
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Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Monday, June 2, 2008

A long recovery...

So for journal purposes (since this really is my journal...I know I should keep a more personal handwritten one, but that's just not happening so this will have to do) I just need to say that I am FULLY RECOVERED! I had surgery on January 22, 2008 at St. Mark's Hospital. Dr. Wilde is my doctor/best friend/surgeon and he did a fabulous job. I won't go into details about the surgery. It's not a common surgery. It wasn't life threatening. And it wasn't easy to go thru either. I'm usually not one to shout about how tuff I am (I can be at others not so much...but I think I'm pretty tuff in general) but man did I go thru a lot. And here I am on the other side of this horrid horrid pain and I am happy because I know I will NEVER feel pain like that again :) So hooray for me!

The main point of this is that I had 16 weeks of a very strict recovery process with many restrictions and they have all been lifted now. So I can start working out!!! Woohoo!!! And I can ride a bike, which I always talk about doing but never actually go out and do, so I think I'll give that a shot as well (Jesse got me a bike for Christmas 2006. He is so sweet. He really makes all of my dreams come true. The problem is it is such a dang nice bike I have no idea how to change gears and do other such things with it, so I need some lessons on that. I sound pretty stupid right about now...).

Anyway, back to the point. I LOVE DR. WILDE! It's ok, Jesse knows how much I love him and he is ok with it...If any of you need an amazing OBGYN then go to him. Let me tell a few Dr. Wilde moments that I appreciated and you can get a feel for him (he is insane just so you are aware...but I mean that in the warmest and best way possible):

1. I am in his office. Just me and him. Having a very in depth and personal conversation. He has music playing in the background and all of the sudden he says, "Hold that thought," turns up the music, and says, "This is my favorite song. Tell me what's eccentric about this song..." and so we listen. The "eccentric" thing he wanted me to figure out is how often the timing changes in the song. It is a wonderful song. It's a song from his favorite group...Led joke. Me and my "OB" listening to Led Zeppelin together as he drums on his desk...good times...

2. I am waking up from surgery. Dr. Wilde is standing a few feet away from me and he has this really nice sweater on over his scrubs. I mention something in my druggie state about really liking his sweater and he proceeds to take it off and lay it over me. It smelled of Aquadezio (I have no idea how to spell it people). He is just such a father figure. He is so sweet and caring...which is especially important to people in druggie states because I am very emotional when I am all drugged up...I think most people are...

3. He and I are chatting in his office during a post-op appointment and I am talking about how lucky I am to have Jesse. He is such a good husband. He has gone thru so much with me and continues to love me unconditionally. And Dr. Wilde says, "He is a lucky man too. This isn't one sided. You are a good horse." A good horse?! What in the crap? He is crazy cool. For reals. I really appreciated being called a good horse...strangely it didn't offend me...I mean I hope I'm not as big as a horse...

4. It's a few days after my surgery and Jesse and I are worried that I have an infection. It's Saturday night at 9:00 PM. He gave us his cell phone number (not the emergency contact number for whoever is on call, his actual cell phone number) so Jesse called him and told him the symptoms I was having. He said, "How long will it take you to get to St. Mark's?" And he met us there. At 9:00 PM on a Saturday night. We went to his personal office for him to give me the exam so we wouldn't have to pay the Emergency Room fee (he is so sweet to think of things like that). What kind of a doctor drops whatever he is doing on a Saturday night to meet a patient for free? That's what I'm talking about people. He is the best.

I am so grateful that the Lord has put so many wonderful people in my life. It's amazing the way he leads us to the people we need and who will make our lives better. I know Dr. Wilde will never read this but I just want him to know how much I love and appreciate him!!!!

Thanks for indulging me and my thoughts on random things :)

And no, I do not have any pictures of him. Wouldn't it be kind of weird if I did?
So here's a picture of me and Jesse instead...this is from Christmas morning 2007 (we both got new hoodies for Christmas! I LOVE HOODIES! Especially this furry one that Cambria gave me!):