Monday, July 27, 2009

Crazy Eights

So Im kind of bored because my parents are in Ireland, so why not do this.

8 Things Im Looking Forward to :
1. Temple Marriage
2. Starting a family
3. Going to Thatcher this weekend :)
4. Graduating this spring!!!
5. School...i miss my social life
6. A Cappella
7. hopefully company (i have to make it first)
8. my birthday...30 days!!!!

8 Things I did Yesterday
1. Slept in
2. Did my hair for the first tim in a long time (i never do it during the summer because of work)
3. Watched an old family video...i was like 5
4. Went to church
5. Ate dinner with my cousins
6. Slept on my cousins couch
7. Went to a fireside
8. went to bed

8 Things I wish I could do
1. Be on Broadway
2. Dance
3. Be in Thatcher right now
4. Go to Hawaii
5. keep my tan
6. Live in NYC
7. keep my room clean
8. fly!!

8 Shows I Watch
1. So You Think You Can Dance
2. Make it or Break It
3. Glee (this coming fall!!!)
4. Cake Challenges
5. 18 and Counting
6. Dancing With the Stars
7. Secret Life of an American Teenager
8. the Office

8 favorite Fruit
1. Strawberries
2. Raspberries
3. Pineapple
4. Kiwi
5. bananas
6. peach
7. pear
8. apple

8 places i like to travel
1. London
2. Paris
3. Australia
4. Ireland
5. Rome
6. Navoo
7. Africa
8. Italy

8 Places I have lived
1. Mesa, Az
2. thatcher, az
3. and thats it

8 People i tagged
1. Wendi
2. Tiff
3. Kim
4. Katie
5, Maddi
6. Calli
7. Kailei
8. Wistie

well there ya go!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


So its been almost two months since my surgery, and I'm so grateful for how well my life has been going lately. Im working an average of 20 hours a week which is way more than what I expected, I got a coaching job as soon as I returned to the water, and my dr says my recovery is going great...he gave me an A+!!

Here is me in the hospital like a few hours after my surgery...Im smiling because the drugs :)

So another reason why life has been so great is because I have been able to get out more and do some fun stuff!! Last Saturday my brother Preston Haws (not really my brother) invited me to a D Backs with his family and some friends. I had so much fun, It was great spending time with brother before his mission!! I love ya Presty!!

Kendon, Presty and Me!!

A few days ago was the midnight showing of the "Half Blood Prince", bur before the movie we celebrated the day of birth for my dear friend Abby :) I loved seeing my girls again!!!

I love this picture so much!!

hahaha....if you dont know, dont ask!!
So I was about to head to theater when I found out one of favoritest people was in town going to the midnight showing but at a different theater. I havent seen Lauren for a few months so I decided to pay a visit before heading to my theater. We only got to see each other for a few minutes but hey atleast we finally got to see each other. Seeing Lauren made me so excited to go to T TOWN!!! 35 DAYS!!!

usually Lauren is the one making me look white...bahah!!

When i finally made it the theater, i walked into my theater and the first two people i see are my favorite boys from high school!! We had some really good laughs before the movie started, and i finally got my Ryan hug!!

I promise Drew doesn't always look like that!!

I really do love my life right now!! Oh and Im so happy that summer is almost over so that I can go back to T TOWN!!!! WOOT!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bekah :)

The 4th of July isn't just a day for me to remember our country's Independence ,but a day to remember a great person who had a huge influence in my life. Bekah Turley was a very special person in my life and many others as well. Sadly, two years ago today, she was in a fatel car accident on her way to California.

Bekah was one who always had a smile on her face. There were many days at school where i wouldnt be in a great mood or I was just having a rough day and Bekah would come and give me a hug or just smile, and my day was just seem better.

She also knew how to have a great time with life. There were several times in choir where we would be standing next to each other and I would be laughing because she always made so many crazy faces. She also had a great love for music. If anyone had a true love for music, it would be Bekah. I loved watching her sing because she truly sang from her heart even if it was a silly song like "I'm a Train" (that song was so stupid). We had so many great times in choir :) One of my favorite memories was at the end of the year choir party, they were giving out special awards and we were giving the award..."Most Likely to Get in a Cat Fight Over Chase Thomas"...haha ;)

My all time favorite memories with Bekah came from "Pirates of Penzance". Bekah, Arielle Tanner, and I were cast as police officers, and boy was it fun. We were the best men out there!! The best part of the show was our post show ritual. All three of us would huddle together and sing(yell ) a song from "Big River" call..."We are the Boys". The Lyrics actually mean so much to me now than before....

"All together now we are the boys. All together now FOREVER and AlWAYS. All together now we are the boys. We're together FOREVER and ALWAYS." Arielle, and I sang them one last time together after her funeral. Ever since then those words have stuck with me because they are so true, we will be together forever and always!!

I feel blessed to have been able to have Bekah be apart of my life. I know that I am a better person today because of her and her love for others and for the gospel. She had one the strongest testimonies I have ever heard. I look forward to seeing her smiling face again. Bekah I LOVE YOU!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Holdaway Reunion :)

So this last week the Riding family (my moms side) went to Utah for the last official Holdaway reunion. It took place in Vineyard Utah which is right next to Provo and Orem. It was a blast spending time with some of my extended family I dont get to see all the time, and it was nice to get away for awhile :)

One of the first activities was going to the Oquirrh Mt Temple open house. Yes there is another temple in Utah :) It is so beautiful!! It was a great to share it with so much family. I felt the spirit so strong in the sealing room, man I cant wait to go through :)

After the temple, a bunch of us went to Salt Lake City for the rest of the day. The picture above is of my lil niece Abby. She was so cute on the entire trip...LOVE HER!! Back to Salt Lake, we spent alot of time going through the different places.

Me and Wendi in the Tabernacle

Of course we had to go to the Tabernacle!! The last time i was ...I SANG UP THERE!!! Ah the memories :) While we were there the organist was was LOUD!

The best part was seeing this beautiful Temple! To make my day better in Salt Lake, I got a call from my boss and she offered me a coaching job for the rest of the summer :)

The rest of the reunion was fun, just relaxing, playing games and not having to worry about anything. I'm so thankful for my family and how close we are, we spent several hours just talking. Oh and of course we stayed up every night playing games, we are very competative :) They are so awesome and are always there for me. They take great care of me :) Love you guys :)