Do you think when its like 2010 and later that we will say like i.e. I drive a 2018 4Runner.. or will we just say an 18? Hmmm. I'm thinking that will be kind of wierd. What year is your car? An 11. I dont know I guess everything feels wierd- I still kind of can't believe its really 2008. Anyway....just wondering.


My favorite person EVER (besides Brad of course)

This is Arabia Hunter. She is my FAVORITE person I've ever met in my life!! I met her on my mission in Albany,NY and fell in love with her right away. She was 15 and she was the smartest girl ever- we taught her the discussions and the Gospel just came so naturally for her. She has so much faith and just soaked up the Gospel and the Book of Mormon. She bore her testimony while she was investigating the Church and everyone just thought she was a member because she just understood it all so well and just had total faith in it all. Since she was only 15 her parents didnt want her to get baptized until she was 18 and so she waited - and sure enough when she was 18, she got baptized. That was like the greatest news that I've ever heard in my life. (that and Ryan McGreevy getting baptized- another Albany love)
She just sent me these pictures yesterday and I just had to post them. She's so amazing- I wish everyone could know her. We would have the most amazing discussions with her and then at the same time we just had so much fun with her too, laughing and joking- shes rad! She is going to school at Morrisville State College, doing nursing. I cant believe shes 20! ahh! that means I'm getting way old. sad. K I love her and thats just what I wanted to say


I tagged myself. Is that legit?

Ive seen this "tag" before and just thought I'd tag myself. Dont judge me. Its about my husband and marriage

What is his name? Bradley John Frandsen the 8th, minus the 8th

How long have you been married? 3 years 5 months and 7 days

How long did you date? Date? I dont know that we DID date. We got engaged after 17 days of knowing each other. 4 months and 10 days after our first date we were married.

How old is he? Braddy will be.. oh crap..how old ARE you kid? oh yeah- he'll be 26. He's 10 months younger than I am.

Who eats more? Him. Not that Im a dainty eater or anything, but Im doing better.

Who said "I love you" first? Well he took his lunch hour one day to come take me to the store to get medicine cuz I was sick and I texted him and said I love you Brad Frandsen. But face to face he said it first. How bold was I though right?!

Who is taller? Brad. But if I wear heels we're about even.

Who sings better? I do. Sometimes Brad can carry a tune, sometimes not- but I still like when he sings.

Who is smarter? We're both equally smart. Or equally dumb- however you want to look at it.

Whose temper is worse? Are you kidding!?!??!? mine for sure. thats sad.

Who does the laundry? Lets be honest- he does. He's the best.

Who does the dishes? We both do. Im better at them, well Im picky how the dishwasher gets loaded.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Brad

Who pays the bills? I do. Although Im not great with money. But Brad is worse.

Who mows the lawn? what lawn

Who cooks dinner? We both do. But I will say this- his dinners are always better. We could make the same meal, and mine will taste like kaka, and his will taste divine....so whatever

Who drives when you are together? I LOVE to drive, but Brads so paranoid and he's a backseat driver so he just mostly drives.

Who is more stubborn? We both have our moments- but again, I am the bad spouse, I am WAY more stubborn overall.

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Brad. But thats maybe cuz Im never wrong. i kid i kid

Whose parents do you see the most? Mine- cuz she lives close. If Brad would listen to me and move to California, we'd see his more.

Who proposed? he did.

Who has more friends? We're both highly unpopular. We basically have the same friends. But I do have to say..I have my mission friends close by that I see every so often- so I guess maybe I do- although Brads more social. I USED to be a little social butterfly- then I got fat(ter)- lost all confidence- and dont want to socialize with anyone anymore.

Who has more siblings? I do- I have 5, he has dos

Who wears the pants in the family? I think I do- because like I said earlier, I'm more stubborn. So he just gives in. But sometimes he's pretty firm- so it just kind of depends. They are rotating pants. But he makes better decisions- maybe he should just always wear them.

Who loves who more? I love him WAAAAY more than he loves me for sure! (ok that was not really part of the tag, but I just love him.)

weekend doings

So on Saturday my husband and I were driving to get groceries and drove by the Toyota Dealership and 2 1/2 hrs later left with a brand new Camry. We traded in my beloved 03 Camry for an 08 Camry- with 3 miles on it.

We had our blah-zay beige Camry for almost 2 years and I went thru a few different stages with it. First I had the, "oh good we have a reliable car" phase. Then there was the "this car is so BORING, lets get something sporty" - which furthermore led to our BMW Disaster of '06. Then I was happy to have a good car again. Then I was really over the car. Then over the past 7 or 8 months I have just reallllly LOVED my car. Despite the fact that the steering wheel squeaked all the time and it needed new tires so it was a total crap shoot in the snow, I was really in love with my little boring car. So we decided the only other car we'd really want to trade to that we could afford, was another Camry.

So call us crazy, call us boring, but don't call us crazy boring. Cuz we love our new silver Camry.

PS Sorry, this is the only photo I could pull up on my work computer because it blocks most pictures. But whatever- everyone knows what a Camry looks like!


i dont even care

All i want to do this weekend is have it rain/snow (because quite frankly thats all its going to do anyway so i might as well stop being all pissy about it- k THATS not really gonna happen, but we'll pretend like it) and I just want to stay snuggled on the couch in my cozy down blanket and watch CSI maybe a movie or two and read my books (The Lovely Bones and The Memory Keepers Daughter)

We have been gone the last 4 weekends and I couldnt be happier just to be able to be home and have ABSOLUTELY NO PLANS OR OBLIGATIONS!!!!!!!!!


I saw these on my friends blog and thought they were great!

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'.. But it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?
If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your bum?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?


10 Years Ago: I was 16. I was loud and missed school alot and was flunking out of the majority of my classes. I was also really ugly. It was a sad time.

5 Things on my to-do list today:
1. Try to think of a reason not to go to work
2. Cant think of a reason so I go to work
3. Not quit work cuz I'm so stressed
5. Watch CSI then go to bed.

5 Places I have lived:
1. Franklin, ID
2. Horseheads, NY
3. Albany, NY
4. Liverpool,NY (Syracuse)
5. Rexburg, ID

5 jobs that I have had:
1. My fave job ever- worked at a drug store
2. Housekeeper at a nursing home in Rexburg
3. Customer Service
4. Receptionist
5. Marketing Person

What I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire:Um are you kidding. I have LITERALLY written it out on paper many a times what I would do. All debt for my family and close friends- gonzo! Help all my family and friends with anything they need. I have written out before how much I would give to all my family and friends. Give money to the Church, I'd secretly help people out that I know that are struggling, I'd help people go on missions that dont have the money to go. TRAVEL have a personal trainer for shizzle and have a closet the size of my current condo filled with shoes. oh man- i'd have so many shoes and bags and cute clothes. And I would buy an Aston Martin a Range Rover and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo Sport. I'd seriously have a new car all the time. I would tootttally redo my whole apt- make it AMAZING and amazing and let someone like a single friend or a nice couple live in it for free. I'd have a serious sewing room- with a quilting machine. I would hire someone to teach me sign language and I would go to Ghana and help my friend with his non profit org that helps the deaf kids in Ghana. I would for sure have my whole family go on big trips, it would be a blast. I really think I should be a billionaire. I'd be generous and use it in great ways.

5 Things people don't know about me:
1. I'm kind of over blogging. (I still like to read others blogs, but I dont care to write much anymore) thats sad- maybe its just a phase
2. I realllly want a baby even though I say I dont want kids
3. I have OCD. I check the door 2 or 3 times before bed and wierd things like that
4. I'm a germaphobe
5. I am fat myself- but i still look down on people fatter than me.



Heres a couple more pics- My mom and Samy and then my niece Kaydence.

my feelings show

I can't believe that my little sister is married! WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS ANYWAY?!?! It's just crazy to think we are all getting so old. Oh well- not much we can do about that right? Right. But we had so much fun in Arizona for the wedding. My mom and I flew down Wednesday night and ran a bunch of errands on Thursday to make sure Amy was all ready and then did the same thing again Friday. Friday night there was a dance- Sam is Tongan so they always have a big dance the night before the wedding. It was really fun! And they had different performances and they go and put money on the dancers and the money goes to the bride and groom. So that was really cool. Then Saturday was soo gorgeous and fun! It was like 76 degrees- are you kidding?! it was so rad. After the wedding there was a dinner with more performers, so more money for Amy and Sam. It was awesome- Sams family did SO much for this dinner. His mom made like 50 quilts in the past 3 months and they give them away at the dinner. Its the whole Tongan culture- too much to explain right now- but its really cool. And all the woman stayed up for like 2 days before the wedding finishing quilts and cooking for the dinner. I dont know how they did it. But anyway- it was awesome. Here are just a couple pics - the first one is my niece Kate and then Amys flowers and then Sam and Amy- the newlyweds. Now I just call them Samy for short :)



So in 2 days- well in 53 hrs- I will be in Arizona. Where there is no snow. And no work. And man am I excited!!!!

I'm trying to lose a few pounds before then. I've been doing pretty good- but my one vice has been Dr Pepper. I can't help but suckle at its dark sweet teat. But today I just decided that I'm being stupid- giving up feeling a little better about myself because of it. (I always lose weight when I stop drinking it) So I switched to Diet Dr Pepper today. The after taste of Diet drinks make me want to die- but Ive been told by one of my gal pals that I'll get used to the taste in no time. please bless. Because I nearly can't handle it as of now.

Wish me luck.

I might just need some divine intervention and/or a personal trainer to make this work. If any of you are able to hook me up with either one of those things- please do.