Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Rules: Anything you have done has to be in bold and/or underlined. How much have you done? It only takes about 5 minutes…
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 an amazing lightning storm
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. Held a lamb
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. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
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
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. Broken a bone
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. Lost a loved one
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. Visited Italy

Friday, December 19, 2008

Only a week left...

I Can't believe that I am leaving New York in ONE WEEK! Time has definently flown by and I'm going to miss Kathryn, James, and William like CRAZY! But I am SUPER excited for the fun exciting things coming up! I leave for China in a little less then three weeks. It is going to be a GREAT adventure and I can't wait! Then after China I will officially be back living in Utah, well at least for the next four months! During those four months I FINALLY get to see my family and friends for longer then a week at a time, I really get to start planning my wedding :) , in Feb. I get to come back to NY to visit Nathaniel for 100th night (a celebration up at West Point to celebrate the 100 days until graduation!) and then Nathaniel is coming to Utah in March for spring break...WHICH I am So excited about...It's going to be hard not being able to see him every tuesday night and every weekend, so I'm happy that I get to see him for a week in March..WAHOO!!! And then in May I get to come back to NY for Nathaniel's graduation and the on MAY 30th we are GETTING MARRIED!!! And then the month of June will be crazy...the tuesday following our wedding we will be up in Seattle for an open house up at his house, and then thursday we fly out to ROME and we spend the next 2 1/2 weeks in Europe for our honeymoon!!!! and then we fly home and figure out how we get all of our stuff to Ft. Leanard Wood in Missouri, where we will be until Jan. or Feb. of 2010!!! I Cant wait :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

what did you all think about....

Twilight? So I have to admit that I have never read the book(s) ....YET....but I "dragged" Nathaniel to go see the movie last night, he definently was not excited about it....I told him it was a romance movie (hehehe)....so anyways I just wanted to know what you all thought about the movie?!
I personally LOVED it, I really liked Edward and Bella and Edwards family...... but I wonder if I would have liked it as much if I had read the books first?

Friday, November 7, 2008


The flight to China got pushed up one day (Jan. 7th)...which means LDS travels is paying for my friend and I to spend a day in Seoul, Korea (where our day lay over is)!!! I am SUPER excited about visiting China and now Korea....only 7 weeks until I leave..WAHOO!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


(Nathaniel (engineers), Taylor (infantry), Jeremy (engineers), Marc (military intelligence), and Russ (infantry)!!!!!

First let me explain.... branch night up at West Point is when the firsties (seniors) find out what branch of the army they get to be in(about two weeks ago they each put in their branch preferences)!!! It was SOOO exciting, Nathaniel was pretty sure that he would get his first choice of branch but you just never know...the anticipation was KILLING me!!! They each received a sealed folder with what branch they got inside of it....BUT....they couldn't open in until they were told that they could....Nathaniel said it was definently a new form of TORTURE!!!!

Nathaniel is now officially in the CORPS of ENGINEERS!!!!! That means we will be at FT Lenard Wood, Missouri for all of his training (after graduation next spring) and in Febuary 2009 we will find out where we will first be stationed after all of his training!!! It is DEFINENTLY very exciting!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here's a picture from ring weekend (hopefully there will be more to follow...when I get more from mom)!!! For those of you who don't know, ring weekend is when all of the firsties (seniors) at west point receive there class rings!!! I am so excited for Nathaniel and I love the ring that he chose!!! In the picture with us are Christian (Nathaniel's room-mate from last semester) and Rachel (his fiance and my friend)!!!

IT'S BOOKED.......

WAHOO....nathaniel and I booked our cruise for our honeymoon!!! The other day we were looking at cruises (waiting for the Nicoll's relatives to leave so we could carve our pumpkins up-stairs)....and we came across Holland America and really really LOVED one of there cruises!!! WE ARE GOING TO....DRUM ROOOLLLLL....a Ten Day cruise in the Mediterranean!!!!! We are SUPER excited!!! We are leaving from Rome and are going to Italy, Monaca, Tunisia, Balearic Islands, sicily and two other ports in Italy, one in Naples and the other one in Florence/Pisa!!!!
Only 7 More months until our wedding!!! I can't believe how fast time is flying by...it's crazy to think that we have already been engaged for ten months!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

FOUR YEARS..........

Today marks four years from the day Nathaniel and I first met!!! It's crazy how FAST time has flown by!!! We met at our stake conference out here in New York...and of course I liked him INSTANTLY...which of course meant I couldn't talk to him...hahaha...so for months after that I still really liked him, but still couldn't carry on a conversation with him (nathaniel teases me to this day about this....grrrr.....)!!! Well around the end of January 2005 the academy holds their annual dance (yearling winter weekend) for the Yuks (as they call them at the academy...aka...sophmores)....and I was asked to the dance by...dun dun dun...Nathaniel's ROOM-MATE!!! Well by this time I still really like Nathaniel but figured that nothing was ever going to happen between us, which was actually GREAT because I was finally able to relax around him and act myself (later I found out this was this weekend that Nathaniel really started liking me because he realized that I COULD ACTUALLY TALK!!!!! L.O.L)...A couple weeks after this dance a group of us took a road trip up to Niagara Falls/Canada where Nathaniel and I officially began dating each other!!!!
LIFE IS GREAT and I couldn't imagine marrying anyone but him!!! He is such an amazing guy!!! I LOVE YOU NATHANIEL CLARK!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

8 THINGS..........

1. ARMY WIVES!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!!!
2. Monk
3. 17 children and counting...I think it's quite interesting, I could never have that many children, but the Duggars really are a great family.
4. Law and Order
5. Secret life of the American Teenager..I know total high school show!
6. Friends
7. Gilmore Girls
8. Greys anatomy
1. The Alexis Diner in newburgh, NY!!!
2. Carmines
3. Chilies
4. Olive Garden
5. Panda Express
6. K&D pizza....the BEST pizza ever!!
7. Charlies
8. Painters.
1. Got Kathryn ready for school and onto the bus
2. Cleaned the house for the Nicoll's.
3. Took A LOT of pain medicine for my cramps....BLAH!!!
4. Took Kathryn to Gymnastics class
5. almost finished my Laundry..l.o.l
6. Celebrated Jason's (my boss) birthday...we had delicious NY pizza and his famous chocolate cake...YUM!!!
7. Snuggled with James and watched a movie
8. Finally talked to Nathaniel on the phone when he called me from Atlantic City where he is right now because he has to present what we worked on while he was down in Austin TX over the summer. AND his dad is now officially home from IRAQ!!!!
1. May 30th, 2009...able to finally be married to the person I am SO excited to spend forever with!!!
2. Christmas this year...the last one that I get to spend with the Nicoll's, then flying out to Vegas to be with Nathaniel, then going up to SLC to be with my family and to go skiing!!!
3. Moving back to Utah so I can see my family and friends!!
4. Visiting China in January!
5. Nathaniel's Graduation on may 23, 2009...WAHOO!!!!
6. Mine and Nathaniel's honeymoon ;)...also because we are going on a mediteranean cruise...we leave from Rome, and are visiting Greece, Spain, Monaco, the Balearic Islands, sicily, Tunisia, and two other stops in Italy, one in Naples and the other one in Florence/pisa!!!!!
7. Next week to find out what Branch of the military Nathaniel will be in....we are hoping he gets the Corps of Engineers!!!
8. in Jan/Feb of 2009 when we find out where we will be stationed first!!!
1. that I will get another 4.0 this semester
2. to buy brown leather couches when Nathaniel and I get married!
3. To decorate mine and Nathaniel's home...although we will probably never live in one house for more then a few months to 3 yrs!
4. That everything will work out for Nathaniel and being in the military.
5. That Nathaniel and I will get stationed in Germany....
as you can tell most of my wish list revolves around Nathaniel and me being married...hey what can I say, we've been dating for four years now, we can't wait until we are finally allowed to get married!!!!
Everyone who wants to do this!!!!


i am: nervous about all the changes that are coming up in my life
i think: about all of the things I need to do in the coming couple of months to much...school work, finals, moving to UT, figuring out how to get everything to UT!!!!
i know: The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church!!!
i want: to be held by Nathaniel 24/7
i dislike: Brussels sprouts...YUCK!!!!!
i miss: my family and I miss Nathaniel, even though he is only 30 min. away
i fear: that I have never had a huge trial in my life and one day something is going to happen, especially losing someone that I love.
i feel: happy!!!
i hear: the T.V. playing a halloween movie!!!
i smell: well I probably do since I still need to take a shower today...that's what happens since I've been running around like crazy today.
i usually:
i search:
i wonder: when it's going to snow...I am SUPER excited for the first snow fall!!!
i regret: not starting school sooner...I could be done with my bachelors!!GGRRR
i love: being with my fiance, family and friends!!!
i care: about so many people!!! nathaniel, my family, the Nicolls's, my friends!!!
i always: listen to music while I'm driving in the car
i worry: about losing someone close to me!!
i am not: emotional...hahaha!!!
i remember: facts very easily, which comes in handy since i usually study for tests the day of!
i believe: one day I'm going to live in Germany..please.please.please!!!
i dance: HAHA...only when I'm by myself or with kathryn/james/william!!!
i sing: horribly...haha!!!
i don't always: think logically.
i argue: hardly ever!!!!
i write: in my journal...but not as often as I should!!!
i win: games...but never contests!!!
i lose:
i wish: May 30th, 2009 would come REALLY fast!!!
i never:
i listen: to country music....and LOVE IT!!!!
i don't understand: MATH!!!!
i can usually be found: at home during the week, school at night, and with Nathaniel on the weekend!!!!
i am scared: of the dark!!
i need: clean my room, clean my bathroom, do my laundry, fold my clothes, do the kids laundry, do my homework...and the list goes on and on!!!
i forget: so many things...I swear I am losing my mind!!!!
i am happy: Because I have been so blessed in my life!!! I have a wonderful family, I've had great experiences in NY, and I have the greatest Fiance that I get to spend eternity with!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas pictures....

So for Laura and Jason's christmas present this year, I got pictures of the kids outside in the GORGOUS fall leaves and we are putting them all together in a photo book (from shutterfly, they are pretty awesome) and the kids are going to give it to them for their christmas present!!! I'm pretty excited to see Jason and Laura's reactions, I think they are really going to like the book.....now all I have to do it wait until Christmas to give it to them!!!!

Williams christmas pictures

James Christmas pictures

Kathryn's Christmas pictures

Friday, October 10, 2008

7 Random facts about me.......

#1. I HATE the dark and am deathly afraid of being in the dark by my self. No joke I sleep with the lamp on every night...and yes when I told Nathaniel this he made fun of me and told me when we get married we are definently NOT sleeping with the lamp on all night...but that's ok because I'm only scared of the dark when I'm by myself!!!

#2. I have a fear of heights...but I love going sky-diving and bungee jumping...but when ever I get to close to the edge of a cliff I start having a little panic attack and feel like I'm going to fall! I think this fear comes because of my dad...when me and my sisters were little my dad would always pretend to throw us over the cliff...to this day if someone pretends to do that to me I scream bloody murder and punch them...hahaha!!!!

#3. When ever a sentence is written on the board, in my mind I count and make sure there is a even number of letters....and if there isn't it drives me crazy, so in my mind I'll add a period or an explanation point or two!!!

#4. Growing up I never really baby-sat and when I was young I told my grandma, aunt, and mom that I would have babies that never pooped because I thought that was disgusting...so it really surprised everyone when I became a nanny...I think the convincing factor to become a nanny was that I got to move to New York...horrible, huh!!! But now I love the kids so much I am dreading leaving them in December!!!!

#5. I LOVE camping. I love sleeping in a tent, cooking food over the fire and I especially love the smell of campfire!!!!!

#6. I love to travel and will rarely ever get home-sick (maybe once every other year)...so I am super excited that Nathaniel is in the military and we get to move every year to three years!!!! We are hoping to be stationed in Germany and we will find out if we get our choice of post in january!!!!

#7. Even after being a nanny I still want at least 5 kids....I know call me crazy...but if Nathaniel gets his way we will have at least 8 kids!!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

more hiking.......

Another group pictures: the boys really were excited to be hiking, I swear!!!!
DON'T EAT MY COOKIE BROTHER Cute Diaper shot, They just wouldn't stay up after he decided to get soaking wet in the river!!!!


CUTE KIDS: Kathryn and James...it's seriously the first picture James is smiling in...He always smiles and says cheese, but the camera always takes to long to take the picture and he has usually looked away by the time the picture is taken!!!
I SEE WATER.....MUST WALK IN WATER...He is such a BOY!!!!!!!!!
GROUP PICTURE!!! Kathryn, William, and James!!!!
CHEESE SARAH!!!!! James is such a cutie!!! (notice the wet pants!!!)
I might be SMALL......BUT I AM LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!

A few pictures from camping....

Us on the covered bridge near our campsite...it was awesome. And there was a drunk guy jumping off it into the water below...definently intertaining!!!
The group of us...Note to everyone: WE had been camping for 3 days straight without a shower.

Fincharoo and I....WE love Camping...ok I LOVE camping and Lisa was dragged along against her will...BAWHAHAHA!!!!!

Labor Day Weekend....

Labor Day weekend was So much fun!!! It actually started with my early morning saturday english class...which I was dreading...but it turns out that some english teachers really are great (and not scary like my former teacher). He's a bit crazy...he lives up in Woodstock and is definently a hippie (sp), but that's what's great, he isn't like the normal teacher...so anyways what I'm saying is that the class went very good. After class I raced home to beat everyone to my house (Lisa, Emily, Jamison, and Nathaniel) so we could all head out on our camping trip... which was AWESOME!!!! WE had a ton of good food (except when Em. tried to make pancakes with boiling water...note to self...pancake batter starts cooking if you mix it with boiling water, making it look like...well use your imagination), we played fun games and played in the river. It was a GREAT trip!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Well the first week of fall semester is OVER...only 14 more weeks to go..hahaha!!! I actually really like my classes this semester. My history professor is a bit "strange", but it is my favorite subject, so the class will hopefully be great. I LOVE my speech communications class. The teacher is great, I'm not looking so much forward to all of the public speaking I will be doing, but even that wont be to bad!!! My concepts of physical wellness should be interesting, I have really started to love going running...but now that I have to...well lets just say I hope I still love it after this semester...hahaha...and last but not least, english class....BLAH...ever since 9th grade english with Mrs. Stokes (I think that was her name...although I have tried to forget it..l.o.l) english class has never been the same...as in HORRIBLE!!! HAHA, O well, it should be interesting!!!
Well that's about it. Tonight I get to see Nathaniel and go to the first West Point football game of the season...hopefully they will win..hahaha (for any of you who know the W.P. football team...well lets just say they haven't consistently won in quite some time) although it is DEFINENTLY worth it to go to the games because the cadets are hilarious...imagine 4,000 cadets at a football game!!!!!
This weekend a group of us are going camping, I'm so excited!!!! It should be a ton of fun!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


I am headed off to CHINA, it is official (my bank account would definently agree)!!! I am leaving on Jan. 8th for a two week Humanitarian tour to China...and I am SO excited!!! We start out in the chinese city Guilin where we get to visit the Li river and go through caves and we also get to volunteer in the local hospital and we get to cruise down the Li river to the town of Yangshuo (and a few other things..so that all is the first four days) we then hop on a flight to eastern china to the city xi'an where we get to volunteer in a local orphanage visit the terracotta warriors museum (if you don't know what it is look it up, it's really interesting) then after two days in xi'an we board a sleeper train that will take us north up to Beijing (where the olympics are going on right now and where we will spend the rest of our time while in china). We get to visit THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA, the summer palace, visit the tombs of the ancient emperors of china, visit the forbidden city, temple of heaven, and we also get to volunteer in a local orphanage again!! I am SUPER excited...and I am going on this tour with a couple of my friends and it is through ldstravel.com, which means are tour guides are LDS and for the most part the people in our group will be LDS, which is really awesome!!!Anyways, I thought I would up-date you all on my going on's...also I am officially done with my nanny job on December 24th, after today with the kids throwing up everywhere and throwing temper tantrums I'm excited for my "freedom"....hahahaha...but I know I will miss them SUPER a lot, but I am coming back to NY in Febuary for a dance at West point and a visit to the nicolls, so I'll get to see them again fairly soon after my job ends!!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I am super excited!!!

Nathaniel and I booked our photographer for our engagement pictures!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I am the queen of procrastination...if anything can be procrastinated...I WILL procrastinate doing it...since I was younger I would procrastinate doing my chores, once I hit junior high I would procrastinate doing my homework or studying for a test..it drove my parents crazy...but I would like to tell you all that I have now paid for my schooling for the fall semester WITH.....FOUR DAYS TO SPARE...I thought about procrastinating for a few more days...but I have now decided to work on my procrastination...at least tomorrow I'll start........

Monday, July 28, 2008

My new mom and dad
YUM..we love sonics..ok so it was actually all of ours first time there, but it was super good!!!
THEY TOOK MY HAT...and i refused to take a picture without it...haha
The Newport Temple, it was Beautiful!!!!
HAHAHA...kind of a corny picture, Nathaniel's dad was teasing us and made us pose this way!!!!

Trip with the (soon to be) in-laws!!

Eating at a really good Indian restaurant we found on our drive down to California..it was SUPER good!!! starting on the left: Abe, me, Nathaniel, mom(to-be), and spencer!!!
HAHAHA...Abe really really wanted to be in our picture!!!
I FINALLY HAVE BROTHERS!!! Nathaniel has 4 brothers, although two of them, ben and zach are on their missions right now so they of course weren't able to come with us on our trip!!!

Here we are at Knotts Berry farms down in California!!! It was SUPER fun and SUPER hot!!!!

Time FLIES!!!!

Well the weekend is now over...which means Nathaniel has come and gone and is now out at Camp Buckner at CDLD (military training). The worst part is I wont be able to talk to him for the next three weeks while he is at training, the BEST part is that he is now in the same state as me and is only 20 minutes away...even if I can't see him or talk to him...it's great knowing that he is SOOO close!!!! The weekend was great, although it went by way to fast, Nathaniel got into New York at 8:30 friday night, after picking him up we went out to eat at the Macaroni Grill and then we watched star dust...I loved the movie...nathaniel definently...DID NOT!!! hahaha, o well, we usually don't agree on movies :) and then the next day came way to fast and before we knew it Nathaniel was off again, headed for Camp buckner!!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

I am sooo excited....

I get to see Nathaniel tonight and I am sooo excited!!! The military sent him down to Austin, Texas where he's been for the past month working and testing rail guns with a company located down there!!! By the way did I mention that I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE HIM AGAIN!!!!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

When sisters come to visit....

My sister Amanda and her family came to visit me in New York, it was a GREAT time!!! We had a BBQ up on base with Nathaniel, we went to the bronx zoo, and had a fun time in the city!!! it was GREAT having my sister and her family here!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Army Navy Football

I am finally going through all of my pictures and getting them all organized. Here are some pictures from the Army Navy football game last November! It was an awesome game...although Army lost...BOO!!! The first picture is of my (new) mom and I, you can't really tell, but it was FREEZING cold...we are enjoying the sunshine while it lasts though!!! The picture next to it is of Nathaniel and his company, you can't really see him, but he is in the second group standing behind the guy holding the flag (I believe...they all look a bit the same while in uniform...just don't tell Nathaniel I said that... :) !!!! The picture on the bottom on the left is of mom, me, and Nathaniel FREEZING at the game...literally my toes I am sure almost fell off!! and the last picture is of all of us dad, mom (nathaniel's parents), me and Nathaniel!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Here's some pictures....

Here are a few pictures from the night Nathaniel proposed!!!! It was a GREAT night...but absolutely unexpected!!! Although we both knew we wanted to marry each other, but because Nathaniel attends the U.S. military academy, the military wont allow us to get married until he graduates, which is May 23, 2009!!!! Which means quite a long engagement...exactly 17 months and a two day engagement.....We can't wait until May 30th, 2009 when we can finally be married for all of time and eternity in the Jordan River Temple.