Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

Here you go, here's my hair! You can't quite see the length, but the ends are barely covered, in fact...the only reason you can't see the ends is because my head is a little tilted--if that helps you identify the length.
We took these pics in Scott's class (we were talking about photography) and I had aerobics before, so try to imagine it a little bit less post-workout. It's pretty cute, and I quickly remembered how much I like my hair dark.
Tell me what you think...I'll get some more pictures of it looking good (hopefully).

Friday, September 28, 2007

A Baptism and a Blessing

Robyn on her special day--I couldn't believe how grown up she looked in her beautiful white dress! She was glowing the entire happy.

The other Rasheta family--only slightly bigger than mine, haha.

Baby Landon on his special day...Nik gave him a beautiful blessing.

For anyone who didn't know, we made a flash trip to Phoenix as soon as my show was over. We jumped on a plane at about 7:00 in the morning, stayed up late talking, spent the day, and got a 9:30 (10:30 Utah) flight back home and got home from the airport at about 1:30 a.m.
Considering the fact that I was totally wiped out from the show, I crashed as soon as we got back from Phoenix, and slept for almost 12 hours straight (right through all my Monday classes!) I have continued taking cat naps through the week, and am feeling quite on top of things...I love it when life gets all back in order!

One Night Only...

So, this is the only picture I have from the show (with my friend Michelle) but there are pictures on Billie Jo's and Mom's blogs. Check them out if you haven't already. It was a great show and I can't wait to show the video as soon as I get it!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Crazy morning!

I had to share this experience with everyone! Last night Giselle and I went to be at a pretty normal time and I was probably asleep by 11:15 at the latest. I have been normally waking up at 8 the past few days and since I had goon to bed before midnight, I assumed that I would do the same today. Early this morning though something happened: I remember Giselle's alarm going off at 7 or so and I remember her waking up. I also remember feeling really tired and groggy and I could hear it in my voice as I said goodbye to her. This was around 7:30 or so. I fell back asleep and I remember thinking to myself as I was falling back asleep "Man, why am I so tired!" I felt like I was slowly being given a drug or poison that was knocking me out. Before I knew it, I was sound asleep again.
I would normally be awake without an alarm by 8 but today I was passed out till about 8:50 and I woke up to a strange sensation...I felt as though I had been drugged or poisoned. I couldn't open my eyes and I could hardly move my body. Everything was slightly tingly and I fell back asleep. I woke up again around 9:10 and I had these same feelings accompanied by an extremely dry mouth. I felt like my tongue was stuck to the roof of my mouth. I slowly rolled over and squinting I was able to see my watch and that's how I knew what time it was but I couldn't fully open my eyes and I started to get scared. I was awake enough to know that something was wrong but I was so tired that I couldn't sit up or open my eyes and my nose was so stuffed that all the breathing through my mouth had caused a dryness more severe than I had ever experienced.
As I slowly began to wake up and open my eyes, I had so many thoughts running through my head. I tried to remember if I had taken any kind of medicine the night before but I knew that I hadn't. I thought that maybe the food I ordered at "Sonic" was somehow poisoned. I was convinced that somehow I had been drugged with sleeping medicine even though I have never really experienced any of these things before, I felt like I could compare my current state to what I should be feeling in one of those states.
After a good 10 min of being awake and thinking of scenarios I had a thought come to my mind. I thought to myself: "Poor Nik, he wakes up with a dry mouth everyday." Ever since he broke his nose (combination of tile floor with water and soap = lot's of fun for 13 year old's Nik and Noah = sudden fall & Injury) he has struggled with breathing out of it and therefore breathes out of his mouth when he sleeps. While I was thinking of him, I remembered that he was scheduled to have an operation today to fix it. He was going to be completely under for the procedure and it dawned on me that I must have been feeling what he was going through. I hurried over to my phone and with my still groggy voice called my dad, who was with Nik. I was surprised to find out that Nik had just come out of the surgury about 30 min before and was still sound asleep while the doctors where waiting for him to slowly wake up from the anesthetics they gave him. That's when I realized why I was feeling what I felt. The timing was perfect for synchronizing my experience with his and while this is not the first time something like this has happened to me while something was happening to him it was probably the strongest!
I am happy to say that I feel completely normal now and I can once again breath out of my nose and I'm completely awake but I'm convinced we had one of those mysterious "twin moments" and I was able to experience a glimpse of what he was going through. Crazy story huh!!! I guess I shouldn't be too surprised given the fact that we are so close to each other and I have had experiences similar to this in the past but for a while there I was down right scared!

The Result...

So, before I get in any more trouble for not posting is a secret photo I snapped of Noah after his cross country flight to Wendover. I was so so nervous (this is the first time I've ever been scared for him to fly!), but he did an amazing job, of course.

Apparently, he was quite exhausted, because while I was getting ready for my concert, he was watching t.v. When it got suddenly quiet, I came out to see what was going on, and he was sprawled out on the floor. What a cutie!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Jedi Master

I know it's been a while since we've posted new stuff on the blog so I thought I would take the liberty of posting something on here myself (Noah). I took this picture of my niece Olivia a while back after training her and teaching her the art of being a Jedi.

P.S. - I recently finished my cross country solo flight from Provo to Wendover and back in the helicopter. I ended up logging 4.1 hours of flight on that trip. I have met all of my requirements now for my private pilot license and I am just waiting to get scheduled for my FAA checkride, which is the final test that will get me my license. Meanwhile I'm already working on stuff towards my commercial and instrument ratings. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Hope everyone is doing well!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

One final look...

I had Noah snap these photos the day before I cut my hair so that I could have a before/after post, but I haven't ever done my hair (except for performances--which is different) since I had it cut! I'm a little overwhelmed with life right now, and after tonight, things are going to be moving at a much better pace, and I promise to post a pic of my haircut. You can see for yourself how dead the ends were--gross!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Noah's new blog

So I decided to setup a new blog about advertising campaigns and I am going to post a new ad campaign almost everyday that can be discussed, viewed and critiqued. If you guys are interested in that kind of stuff... check it out
It's the GOOD, BAD, and UGLY of ad campaigns. Some are really funny too! Stay tuned to new posts there.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like....Halloween!

Well, with Chelsea's fall decor, and all the Halloween decorations I saw with Mom at Swiss Days, we can't help but realize that Halloween is coming up fast! Billie Jo and I are working hard at preparations with Body Motion to put together our Halloween show, "Octoberfest" and here is a little clip from last year's show...some of you may not have seen it. If you have, oh's just a little reminder that Noah really is a dancer even though he can't quite do the splits!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hair Cut....

This is how my hair was when Mia was born. It was long, but still manageable. My hair is no longer manageable. It is disgusting, and I never ever ever do it. I've been growing my hair out for 3.5 years trying to get it to this length, and now I HATE it...
Please vote on the poll as to whether or not I should cut my hair. It will still be long, but I will no longer look like a witch, have the ends of my hair break off from being wrapped up in a bun to dance, have sweat drip of my hair when I work out, or pull out hair when it gets stuck under my arm when I'm laying down.
What do you think???

Saturday, September 1, 2007

I decided to practice...

So after my last photo. I was so ashamed of my splits capabilities that I went out and practiced all night. Early this morning I had Giselle come out to Utah lake where I had been up all night practicing and she snapped this new photo of me doing the splits.