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Finding Joy in 2011

So some of you may remember from earlier this summer I wrote about doing the 30 day shred challenge.  I did that for a couple of weeks every morning but then had to stop as my back is not strong enough to do intense workouts as that. Someday I hope, just not now.
For those of you who don't know I {pulled/strained/injured} my SI (Sacroiliac Joint) in January. It was right after we moved to Provo and I had just started working at Ancestry.com. I couldn't walk, sleep, get dressed on my own, etc. It was incredibly painful. Anyways, I finally went a saw a physical therapist after 4 days and we started the healing process. During this time I couldn't do any kind of exercise, except for walking...very slowly. During this time I felt like I put on weight because I lost all my muscle. After 4 months I couldn't take it any longer and started to go back to the treadmill and Zumba but still experienced lots of pain.
Moving on...
Almost one year later it's still in quite a bit…

Last Minute Christmas

Once upon a time Derek and I went on a search for a Christmas tree. It was quite an ordeal. We tried starting this weekend. We went to a ton of stores trying to find a Christmas tree stand but everyone was sold out. We decided to continue today. Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot...all out. This is what happens when you procrastinate. We wanted to go earlier but with moving and unpacking we haven't had time. 
Good news. Home Depot had our tree and {finally} Kmart had our stand. So after lots of searching, traffic, and getting lost we finally have our Christmas tree up and decorated. I love how it turned out and for the couple weeks we keep it we are going to love it. 


Slowly but surely we are starting to collect our own ornaments. I look forward to picking out an ornament each year for our family.



Merry Christmas everyone!

Why Men and Women CAN Be Friends

So there has been this little gem of a video going around Facebook about how men and women can't be friends. Check it out and then I'll discuss my thoughts on this little video. 

 So I am just going to put this out there. I disagree with the conclusions found in their little experiment. At this point I am sure a lot of you are thinking, "Well of course you disagree. You're a girl." Indeed I am female but I have facts that disprove this theory.
First of all let's discuss how this research is flawed: The selection of girls. All pretty. All of the same classification level. Of course guys are going to be attracted to them. They are skinny. Flirty. Very Utah. End of story.The selection of guys. Really? They all pretty much looked the same as well.This question, "If given the opportunity would they hook up with you?" Of course they said yes because guys are guys. Just because they want to "hook up" with you doesn't mean they like you and can&…

Maybe 26 wont be so bad...

So 25 was a rough year. I don't think it had anything to do with the age just a lot of difficult things. Some examples: Throwing out my back. Still recovering from this. Roaches invading our apartmentBeing rejected from multiple job opporutnitiesLoosing/changing friend relationshipsDon't get my wrong. A lot of great things happened. I did get a job shortly after moving to Provo. Derek is getting a great education. Derek and I have made a lot of new friends and reconnected with others. I've gotten to see my family a lot more often. Many other things as well. I am grateful for the blessings and the challenges. These challenges have helped me to enjoy and understand the great things that have started to happen.
Two days before my birthday I got a phone call from where I work letting me know that I didn't get the PR Specialist position I had multiple interviews for. It was between me and one other girl and when I found out that she got it I was devastated. She was not as qua…