"Be not afriad of greatness. Some were born with greatness, some ACHIEVE greatness and some have greatness thrusted upon them."

Sunday, June 30, 2013


 I now promise to be a better blogger. To share my life experiences with y9u and keep you involved in my life. 

I'M BACK!!!!

Hiya Everyone!!!

 It's been while. Hopefully some or most of you have read my mission blog. Now that i'm back i'm going to ry and continue my blog as a Return Missionary. Hope you enjoy my life. I know it's not the most exciting, but I think it's exciting enough to share! :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mount Timpanogos!

We hiked to see the sunrise

The four others I was with

5 1/2 hours......Worth it

Cooper Howell


Jared Porter, He was a bit cold and sick of getting eaten by mostiquos

Colby Dalley, Jeremy Buck & Cooper Howell.

The "Official" Top of Timp

Refreshing Spring
 I finally did it! It took me two attempts, but I finally made it to the summit of Mt. Timpanogos. Surprisingly enough, I wasn't sore or tired. I took a three hour nap later that day...it did the trick. I didn't need another nap to recover!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fun Facts

Copy and paste the words. Bold the things you have done. I've Seen this on a couple people's blogs now, so I wanted to do it and see how many things I have done. :)

This list has some good ideas to start a bucket list if you don't already have one!

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Walked on the equator 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Solved a Rubiks Cube without cheating 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Lost a loved one 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Broken a bone 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100. Flown in a hot air balloon

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am a finisher of the Mapleton Moonlight Half Marathon. It has been my favorite half marathon I have ever ran, I've done Moab and St. George as well.
Glow Sticks were all over. People had them around their necks, ankles, hands and even in their hair. There was no way a person could go unseen.
My favorite part about this half marathon is how relaxed it was. The race started at 9 and the winner had to cross the finish line at MIDNIGHT! It was nice because racers could start at any time. My friends and I started at 9:30pm. We had a good steady pace, but I ran faster the last mile or so. I finished at 11:56:56. SO CLOSE!!! I didn't care much, I'm just glad I FINISHED!

If anyone wants to run a half marathon, I would recommend this one!  10/10

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Elder Brad Garlock enters MTC

Brad Garlock

Today starts my little brother's two years of his mission. My brother is going to the Portland Oregan Spanish Speaking mission. He will stay in the Provo MTC for six weeks and then labor in Oregan. Lately I have been feeling patient and irritated with Brad. He would leave his underwear on the bathroom floor, plates and crumbs on the couch (two days after I vaccuumed) and would take FOREVER to get a list done. AHHHH he drove me CRAZY some days.

 However, I had to say goodbye to him last night and I'm going to miss him more than I thought. This was our conversation.
Me: "Well I probably won't see you tomorrow morning so I"ll say goodbye to you tonight. Too bad I can't give you a hug" (he was set apart as an elder earlier that evening).
Brad: "I can give you a hug"
Me: "I'm a girl"
Brad: "yeah, but you're my sister"

My heart just melted when I heard those words come out of his mouth. Bradley gives me a hard time and tells me how it is, doesn't involve any fluff in a conversation ( which i appriecate). It may seem that he is a little harsh with me, but I now KNOW inside he truely does LOVE ME! and I KNOW he is going to miss me. He may NEVER admit it, but I KNOW! haha

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In Training

As most of you know, I like to be active as much as I can. On that note I decided start a bucket list that I want to fiinish before I leave. Here are some items I have chosen.

1. Hike Mt. Timpanogos (doing that this weekend!)

2. HIke the G with Tiffany Hayden (girl from council. She has never done it before and I promised her I would hike it with her before I left).

3. Run two half marathons. The first one is a Moonlight half in Mapleton. It's starts at 9PM and you have to finish before Midnight! The race is August 12th! it's coming up! The second half marathon is the Salt Lake City on Sept 3rd, a couple of weeks before I fly out for the MTC.

4. Have reunions with my former roommates and institute council. 

5. Attend the Temple weekly- Let me know if you want to go & I would be delighted to go with you!

6. Have as much fun as possible.

Not a very long bucket list, but I wanted to keep it simple because most of my summer is being dedicated to prepare for my mission. I didn't want to distract myself too much.