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

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.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shout out to my Dad!

J ubilant
A spiring
Y outhful

D iligent
A ctive Priesthood holder
V ictorious in life, the gospel and in our family :)
 I ngenious
D edicated

G od first
A ttitude of Graditude
R espect
L ove of Learning
O bedience
C ovenants (make and keep)
K indness to everyone

My dad has always been one of my examples in life and I know that I can always turn to him for anything. I admire his actions that he takes in life and the love that he shares with others.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mission Call

Dear Sister Lisa Sharilynn Garlock, you are hereby called to serve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter days, you will labor in the Scotland/Ireland Mission. You will prepare to teach the Gospel in English. You will report to the England Missionary Training Center on Septemeber 16th, 2011. It is estimated that you will labor for 18 months.

YES, YES,YES! Are you shocked? Don't worry so was I. If you look on the map my mission is colored Green and Rust Orange! I am SO excited! When I read where I was serving I knew the Lord knew the desire of my heart and I knew that the apostles were intuned with the spirit when they assigned my call. My first thought was "How did that happen, I don't even have red hair!" Yes it was a stereotypical thought, but hey sometimes you  can't help the first thought that comes into your mind.

 I feel at peace knowing where I'm going. The anticipation was killing me, I have never liked anticipation and this was probably the experience that gave me the most anxiety. I'm just glad I finally know where the Lord wants me.

I feel so grateful for the wonderful people that are in my life and what a great influence you have on me. Thank you for keeping me worthy to do the Lord's work.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Dear Weather,
 I want to be able to go outside and smell lovely fragranced flowers, read a book on freshly cut grass, go swimming at an outdoor pool and wear shorts with sandels everyday. Why can't Spring and Summer come, why does it have to Snow in May? I'm ready for Spring and Summer to be here, please allow the seasons to come!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer Jobs

I'm REALLY going to take blogging seriously this year and keep everyone updated on the adventures in my life.

This week is the first week at my new job as a receptionist for a CPA company. My main responsibilities are to answer the phone lines, take messages, keep a clean work area and look pretty for the clients who walk in for an appointment! It's nice being able to look nice everyday. Along with my receptionist job I am still working at Hickory Kist Deli in Spanish Fork. I work my receptionist job Mon-Fri 9-3 and I work about three days a week at Hickory Kist.
So far I am LOVING my receptionist job. The summer is not a busy season, i get about 15 calls through out my shift (not alot, it's a call about evey half in hour or so). I bring a book to read or I read some news articles! It's a new experience that I'm beginning to enjoy. I finally feel like I'm moving up in the job world and becoming more professional.
I'm almost off of work, but stay tune for more adventures this summer of 2011!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Institute Council

                                          Joylyn and I with our unplanned matching outfits

Joylyn, Ashlee and I
Once again, unplanned, matching coats

Ashlee and I. I told Ashlee funny face, I don't see any funny in her part. She is beautiful in every picture.

Men's appreication luncheon. Theme: Superheros

Charmaine Griffin and Breanna Trost

Me and girl with awesome hair

Serving food to the Men we support and love!
Rachael Thompson and Lisa

This is what happens when Dan Garner forgets to cut his hair. We like to make fun of his fluffy hair. :)

Rachael Thompson, Brandon Young and I

Devin Moody and Rachael Thompson
                                                                  Devin's Blue Steel

We were playing a game where the person with the camera names an animal and the people in the picture have to give their first expression when they think of the animal that was named. The animal in this photo was Giraffe.

A silly picture of Brandon and me

We had a frosting fight at Jared Mower's birthday. I got frosting up Benner's nose! haha

This is only a fraction of excitment that Institute has brought into my life.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2010 update

One of my new years resolutions is to be a better blogger, since facebook drives me crazy sometimes. This post will just give you an update on how my life has been since i've gotten back from Ukriane.
 1. I've been on at least one date every week since i've been back (maybe a little exaggrated)
 2. I was able to be hired as a Caregiver. I live with the lady who I take care of. My responsibilites are to count out her medication, order her medication, set up and take her to doctor appointments, go grocery shopping. Some days I feel like a slave, but I think it's worth it because I'm learning a lot.
 3. I will receive my Associates degree from Snow College this spring. My degree is in generals and now I'm working towards a bachelors degree in psychology with a focus of family studies.
 4. I have been called to serve on the Institute Council for UVU. This calling is once in a life time. Once you are called you can never be called again. I feel so blessed that I was able to be called to Institute Council. It has been such a blessing in my life.
 5. Christmas was great! I took a road trip by myself to Pahrump Nevada to spend Christmas with my mom's parents. Great memories will always be sustained from that visit; such as: late night talks with grandma and learning how grandpa likes to eat his popcorn. During that visit I learned more about my family and I feel more connected to them.
 6. New Years was fun. Me and some Institute friends went to Provo Town Centre. We heard that they had a carnival inside and at midnight they light off fireworks.We went for the fireworks, but we brought poppers and silly string! The silly string war was SO MUCH FUN!!! we each had a can and it only lasted us about thirty seconds. Probably a good thing though!
 2010 was a great year. I was able to accomplish my five year plan which means I need to creat another five year plan. I can't wait to see what the year 2011 will bring. I'm excited for the adventures that will come into my life.
 Sorry I don't have any pictures this time, but  I will have some for my next post. Remember my goal is to BECOME a better blogger. Don't expect me to get it right the first time.