Friday, July 29, 2011

The Draper Temple:

I had the wonderful pleasure of going to the Draper temple yesterday with some of the young women in my ward. What a lovely bunch of coconuts. The Draper temple was so beautiful and is the first temple that I have been inside besides the Timpanogos temple. I loved every second of it.

Yesterday at work, I was in THE WORST mood. I was on everybody's nerves and just being whiney and complaining about everything that popped into my mind. It was awful. Then my one of the ladies I work with said, "Savanna, you're having the worst day because you're planning on going to the temple."

Say what?

"Yeah, people will talk about this all the time. They have a really bad day and then they find that it's not worth it to go to the temple anymore and they just blow it off cause they're having such a bad day."

Well, let me tell ya, I was NOT going to blow off the temple because I know very well that it was the only thing that would correct this bad day. Ha, see Satan? I'm smarter than you in that aspect.

Well, I was right. We got into the temple, and I automatically felt peace. Ahh... I love that feeling. Don't you? Yep, it's magical... (to say the least)...

Anyways, here are some pictures:
(And just so you're aware, these are the first pictures I will be posting of me that I do not have braces. Just so you're aware of this... sorry it took me so long! :) )

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Who was the brainiac that decided to legalize aerial fireworks? Idiot...

Our backyard was on fire last night.
Thanks to some idiot who was lighting fireworks last night and caught our backyard on fire...
I don't usually call it the backyard though...
I call it,
(pause for effect)
Unlike most normal human beings,
our backyard is filled with weeds.
Yes, long, ugly, flammable weeds.
VERY fun to roam through (please hint my sarcasm).
Every once in a while we'll just try to mow it down.
Unfortunately, that's what takes our lawn mowers...
Poor things...
(Actually, I don't really know if that's why we don't have a lawn mower... I'm just trying to be silly... lol)

Anyways, here are a few things that you may need to know in order to receive a full life of satisfaction:

This is what our fence is SUPPOSED to look like. Nice, white and tan, and totally intact. (This section of the fence wasn't affected by the fire, thank goodness.)

This is the current state of the back fence. (And part of the west side was affected too...) Thank goodness we don't have that retarded wooden fence anymore... that would have made it A LOT worse.

See that disgusting green thing right there? Apparently that was BreAnna's favorite stuffed dog... Well... not anymore... She claims that she doesn't know how it got outside, buuuut, yeah. I don't know. All I DO know is that she was NOT happy about it...

Now to take a little bit of a close look on the damage:
This is the color that trees should look like-
(Just so you're aware, this tree lives within our sandbox... well, what's left of a sandbox... underneath our play house, which the play house wasn't affected at all by the fire, which is surprising because it's completely made of wood.)

And this is what happens afterwards...

Here are a few more pictures to give you a better view:

And here's a picture to give you a little more perspective-

I was standing on the very edge of wear the damage of fire was when I took this picture. Which is approximately 30-40 feet away. And that window that the big red arrow is pointing to? Yep, that's my sister's bedroom window... scary huh?

Well, now we can all be grateful that some random person called the police and got the firemen over to our house. It wasn't anything serious, but it definitely could have been. Thankfully my mom was able to be awakened by the police pounding on our door at 2 a.m. this morning. Thank you to whoever you are that saved our house and our lives last night. God is definitely watching over my family.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I feel stressed...
I'm freaking out so much that I can't even think of a title for this post...
All you bloggers out there might be able to relate to me here...

How do you know that you have the right background on your blog?
Currently I have these lovely roses on my background but it makes me feel as though I talk about love and romance all the time and that it's the focus of my blog (which it's not, btw) and for some reason, I'm kinda freaking out about it!!! Is that lame?

I don't think so.
If you are content with your blog background PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR SECRET. I've tried everything and I still have yet to be completely satisfied with it. I feel as though I'm changing it all the time, which makes me seem more sporadic than I really, truly am. I guess I shall let you all know when I am satisfied with my background on this blog. Which I don't think I ever will be, so don't look forward to it.

I think that's all I have to say about that
The end.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

762 Days

It's done!
The braces are gone!
As of yesterday, I am chain free!
It's SOOOOOOO weird to me still.
Whenever I eat something, my tongue will automatically go to get the food out of my braces that aren't there anymore!!! :)
I seriously want my teeth to be slimy FOREVER.
It's the coolest feeling ever!!!
Every time I look in the mirror, I have to smile to make sure I'm not dreaming or something. I don't know. It's just bizarre. So here are some random facts about my braces...

Date they were put on: June 16, 2009
Date they were taken off: July 18, 2011
Length of suffering: 2 years, 1 month, and 2 days (or 762 days)
# of surgeries: 3
# of teeth pulled: 1
Happiness level with my smile: infinite

Really, the only thing that I'm going to miss about the orthodontist is the orthodontist. Seriously, they were some of my favorite people. I'm very happy with what they were able to do. It's just... I mean... This is what my teeth looked like a couple of months before I got them on...

Do you see that?
Yeah, well, my self-esteem didn't keep me from smiling even though I had a ridiculous smile. There wasn't much to change... That was visible anyways. Just the fangs... haha. After so long, I'm rather excited about the turnout. It still hurts to brush my teeth, but hey, it's totally worth it! AND I got some yummy caramel candies that are DELISH. I'm not a huge fan of caramel, but these are good. I bet you wish that I would share with you. I have an appointment on Thursday to get my retainers and everything, and I should be getting some cool pictures and stuff. It's rather neat-o. I'm also probably getting my pictures taken on Thursday as well by the wonderful Kayla Cannon. I'm rather excited! It should be wonderful to have some legit pictures instead of some stupid picture that I took with my camera and the lighting isn't even good! Haha, but I guess that's just the photographer in me. Picky picky... heehee... :)

More updates to come!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Don't Offer to Kiss it Better

Have you ever bitten your tongue before? I have. Many times. And yet, before this morning, I had never bit it so hard that it bruised. I'm pretty sure that you would ever be able to see a bruise on your tongue, cause that would look like a disease or something! Haha, but let's be honest, it's not something that you hear about every day. I was just sitting and eating my cereal and I guess my tongue just decided to get in the way of my teeth and yeah... I'm sure you can guess what happened next.

Anyways, you know it's serious when it's the night after and your tongue still hurts and it's hard to chew and eat anything cause your tongue is involved with eating, believe it or not. It even kind of hurts to talk. True story.

Now, I know that my story is heart wrenching and painful to think about, but please... Don't offer to kiss it better.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Well, that was stupid... LET'S DO IT AGAIN!

Lately, in all of my boredom on a Sunday evening, while procrastinating packing the rest of my stuff for camp, I needed something to blog about, cause that's just how I roll. Anyways, I'm sitting here talking to Nikki and Katie gives me this idea to just write a funny story in general. I said to myself, "That doesn't help me much... there's a lot in this brain of mine and it's not useful information in case you were wondering..." So I tell Nikki what Katie said, and Nikki said, "Hey, remember that one time...." blah blah blah. So here today, I am here to explain the "blah blah blah". Bear with me here, I'm tired, sarcastic, and in a mood especially after working two full days in a row (and not looking forward to tomorrow's).

Once upon a time, there were three girls.
Maddi, Nikki, and Sav.
(I'm Sav.)
It was Thanksgiving Break, and the night before, we had had a family christmas party. It was kind of lame, but that's okay, cause we kept each other entertained. We all slept in grandpa's basement that night and woke up to find the ground covered in snow. We woke up and it was like super blinding to our eyes to look at the window cause it was super white and didn't have any yucky footprints in it yet. It wouldn't stay like that for long. So Nikki, Maddi and Sav all gear up for the snow and head out. They go to some random building behind the houses and find a ginormous pile of snow. Sav, not wanting to be wet and miserable, had her camera to take pictures instead of digging in the snow. So Nikki and Maddi dug a hold into the side of the ginormous pile of snow. Therefore, Sav got some awesome pictures (which shall be shown to you momentarily).

Eventually they climbed another hill to another building that was probably a little bigger than the others and they found this hill that was also covered in snow (but why wouldn't it be?) so they looked at it, decided it was a good one, and went down it. Thank goodness they had a sled... cause otherwise, that would be weird for them to go down the hill without it.

Much to YOUR surprise, they didn't think it out too well. They put little consideration into the fact that at the bottom of the hill, there was a building. So they thought they would be smart and go down the part of the hill that bottomed out into an alcove. What they REALLY didn't put into consideration, was that there was a cement table at the bottom on the cement.

They climbed to the top of the hill, (which took great effort) and slid down the hill. Thinking that they would be able to avoid the table, they didn't. The sled hit the table and instead of crying like babies, they laughed hysterically, and decided that they had better try it again.

This time, as they got to the top of the hill, they put in an effort to strategize a method of not running into the cement table. They went down again, but this time, dodging the table quite miraculously, they disregarded the tree that was right next to it. They then discussed that it was probably a good idea to move to a different part of the hill. Go figure.

Now, I may make them sound dumb, and moronic, but that's okay, because that was the idea. I hope it made you laugh, because every time I think about it, I'm glad I decided not to get into the sled with them. Cause if I did, it probably would have been fatal to myself as well as my camera.

Therefore, the moral of the story is, don't go sledding with Maddi and Nikki. But if you do, make sure Sav is there to take awesome pictures of you.

The end.

PS Nikki testifies that she only does stupid/dangerous things when she is with Maddi. So be especially careful around Maddi. Now you can't say you haven't been warned.

PPS I wish I could find a picture of the cement table... :/

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dos and Don'ts on Dating

Go up the canyon and have a picnic
and take homemade root beer

Forget the paper plates
or the cups for the root beer
or a spoon to stir it with.

(He ended up using an empty water bottle to stir it up... haha)
Take dry ice (for multiple reasons)

Put it in a water bottle and close the lid
(don't worry, it wasn't completely shut, it's just an FYI)

Completely stuff the trunk with blankets

forget to bring enough
Play frisbee
Throw the frisbee so far that it lands in the ice cold river and you have to go after it making you cold for the rest of the night (just saying...)

Play with chalk

Get it all over your pants... haha

Admire the deer that frolics through the camp from a distance

Have the desire to go up to it and pet it and even be tempted to jump on it and ride the wild animal

Lay out a bunch of blankets and star gaze as it gets darker

Forget to bring enough blankets so you don't get cold

Choose a star together to wish upon
(we chose the big dipper and yes, I know it's more than one star)

Have everyone fall asleep or else uld get into trouble
(haha, don't worry, that didn't happen, but we thought it would be funny if it did)

Go to your dates house the day before when they're at work and have their sister make their bed and decorate it for you for them to come home to

Major brownie points :)