Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Genuinely Good!

So this morning I was reminded of the inherent goodness of people! And how blessed I am to have so many of those kinds of people surrounding me. SO this is my tribute to the Genuinely Good!

My Parents
My best friends in the whole world, whose genuine goodness has taught me about love and true happiness. My Dad has this uncanny ability to find the good in everyone and everything and that good out weighs anything negative. My Mom taught me the Art of Giving and I'll love her forever for that! LOVE them both!!! This was at my 26th Las Vegas Themed Birthday Party!

My Brothers & Sisters

Steph and Mandy are absolutely AMAZING! Growing into strong and genuinely good women! This was our Family Reunion in Nauvoo!

Elder Pack! Spreading the Word in Philly, PA. The guy can make anyone smile because of his genuine goodness!

Josh is more of the strong silent type...and his genuine goodness is usually pretty silent as well...but is as strong as it comes! This was right before the Yellow Card Concert!

Micah & Britt would give you the clothes off of their backs if it would help you. Their genuine goodness runs that deep. And their two boys, my adorable baby nephews, make my heart happy!

My Roommates

Tara puts everyone she loves first. ALWAYS. Sarah scatters sunshine everywhere she goes. Even on her bad days. Jessie will serve you anyway she can and never say a word about it. And you never feel anything but love from these people. Genuine goodness just oozes out of these girls!!! This was our Roommate Christmas Party!

My Ho's
Some of the best people on this planet! Melissa will do things for you before you even realize you even needed them done. Katrina has this contagious laugh that will make even the saddest of days brighter. Jess gives...simply because she can and is like a party in a can everywhere she goes! Erin is the kind of friend who you can always be yourself around. I have learned so much about genuine goodness from these girls. Lagoon Day!
The Fraidy's! John and Tina...their genuine goodness makes it so you can't help but adore these two! Melissa's 007 Birthday Party

Some of my Scout Boys! These are truly valiant men all with genuine goodness!
More of that genuine goodness! Me and some incredible people on Spring Break in California last year!

New York City over Thanksgiving! This was outside the homeless shelter we volunteered at on Thanksgiving Day. So much genuine goodness going on that day!

I know I've only scratched the surface of all the genuinely good people who I have in my life or who I have had as part of my life, but know that you people have been major examples to me. Thank you so much for your deep down, to the core, genuine goodness!

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Retraction

I want to publish a retraction to the previous blog. I'm so used to this being the "norm" in real life...but after going on the date...I realized that it had nothing to do with ME...the kid just has absolutely NO social life...and wanted to get as much social in as he could during his night out. Sad really, how true that statement is, but I had to clear up his name a little bit and wanted to make up for my lashing out irrationally. It was a good time, he's a good guy...just a tad socially inept. I'll have to learn to give the benefit of the doubt BEFORE I go dramatizing everything. One day I'll learn.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Back Up Date

Good Garbage can boys be SLOW sometimes!!!

He asks me to be his Valentine, he gets tickets to go see Madame Butterfly, and than he asks if my roomates want to hang out afterward. ...Uh...Seriously?!? I mean...please, someone, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that if a guy was actually taking the initiative to ask YOU out, and take YOU to a freakin' ballet, he would want to spend the rest of the evening with YOU...not you and all your roomates.

Regardless of the fact that I'm not very interested in "he" anyway...I just find it ridiculous that he would take me out at all if he has no interest in being with me. ASK SOMEONE ELSE! I didn't ask for the "pitty" date especially from "he", I don't need a pitty date, and I most certainly do NOT need the slight of being ditched for the roomies afterward.

He continues to ask because I'm someone he doesn't have to "try" with. I'm the "effortless" date. It's just Kandace. She's charming, she's fun, she's not ugly, and she doesn't come with any of the hassel of having to treat her like a real date. Well, that's garbage buddy! Find a different back up date because this one quits!

...okay...the venting is over. That was very refreshing. I'm good now. ;)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do you ever get the feeling...?

Do you ever get the feeling that something BIG is about to happen?'ve been being prepared for this very place and time for days...months...even years, and finally all that preperation is done, and the climactic rationale for all you have been unknowingly working toward is about to be revealed?

For some odd reason I've been feeling like 2009 is MY year. I'm not sure why, I'm not sure how, but it is MY year this year! I feel like God has been making some very big changes within me, and I couldn't even tell you what they are specifically, but I feel as though He has smoothed out some of the edges and has placed me on a completely different plain than I have ever been on before. It is a GOOD feeling, this feeling of progression and growth. I like it. A lot. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Jumping on the Bandwagon

So, I've decided it was high time that I got a blog of my own. So many of my all time favorite people seem to be active bloggers, and I have this thing about being in the know when it comes to the people I love. I am, jumping on the bandwagon. Truth be told, I'm a devote facebook-er, so I feel a tad bit out of place, I'm not going to lie. But I figure this is just one more channel for me to keep up with you and yours, and I'm all about the communication. :)