Saturday, January 30, 2010


rules are meant to be broken
at least bent
the same goes for new years resolutions
shower 3 times a week...check
(please notice the make up and clean hair...karoke with la familia)

wear make up 5 times a week...check
think about working out...getting there
pray daily...check
learn how to bake with grandmother...sweet rolls check
(grandmother teaching me how to bake, isn't she a beauty)

dedicated blogger...not the last two weeks
serve others...nursery at the family support and treatment center
(not the fstc nursery but watching my fav cambodian kids)

save my hard earned monies...check(other than the express dress)
learn to love myself...a daily challenge but working on it

Friday, January 29, 2010

i may or may not have...

(some of la familia at the theatre with some of our fast made friends)
had the opportunity to see
up at the kamas, utah theatre part of the 2010 sundance film festival
yes, i loved it
yes, my brother might have walked out
no, i did not
yes, it was probably the closest i have been to watching an "R" rated movie
(there are not ratings so technically it was not "R")
yes, it made me think about how temporary life really is
no, i do not want to be a part of corporate america
yes, i have a new found understanding of what my father goes through providing for our family
yes, you better believe i will watch it again if or when it comes to dvd
no, i did not see a celebrity
yes, i totally wish i had
maybe next year
you better believe i'm going again
next time i am going all out main street and all.

Monday, January 18, 2010


week ends get hype 
they don't always live up to the hype
this was one of them
thanks for the fun friends!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

kissing in the 801

(me practicing my kissing face with the legit 6 minus kay before they all got married off)

what makes a good kisser?
better yet what makes a bad kisser?
i believe it is personal preference.
i also believe
 certain rules should not be broken.

top 5 kissing musts (or must not's)
  1.  our friends might ask us if we "sucked face" although this question might be asked, kissing should never be actual sucking face.
  2. tongue is often a must but should not be thrusted
  3. be flexible (no not in a physical way) but be willing to try other's moves as well as your own
  4. statues are pretty to look at but not fun with to play with (less is often more or at least keep you out of the bishops office)
  5. to make sure both parties keep their ecclesiastical endorsements follow these two simple rules 
    1. no laying down
    2. do not kiss for long periods of time
let it be known that these are not just my rules but have been taken from those with much more experience than i 
(i just hope to one day try them all out)

Monday, January 11, 2010

lessons learned

(one year older and getting wiser...20th birthday)

the past is history, the future is a mystery, and today is a gift. maybe that is why they call it the present...
maybe this is a lesson i need to learn.
in the past i refused to have any regrets i've done everything; student council, operation smile, ireland, cambodia, washington dc, friday night football games, basketball games, plato's closet, magelby's, dances, rode trips, slumber parties, all nighters, school plays, kissing on the "o" rock, skydiving, hot pots, spain, new york, mexico, california, vegas, movie marathon, reading marathon, drive in movie, rope swing, boating, hiking, swimming, shopping, college, high school, xionix, family reunions, laughing, loving and sometimes learning.
it has not been until lately that i have found that as i have these experiences i often times go through the motions but do not always appreciat the beauty, and fun i am surrounded by as i have these amazing adventures.
just recenlty i found this quote about treating each day as a gift from god. as it is still january and i do love me some new years resolution's i add one to my list. live in the present after all they call it the
present for a reason.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Once Upon a Time...

(cam, kelli, me, mike christmas 2007)

(besties christmas 2006)

(cam's bday 2006)

Mike, Cam, Kelli and I were best friends. We started hanging out the summer after an awful sophomore year of high school. Cam was interested in Kelli and Mike and I were just friends. Ok, so maybe I wish there was more but only occasionally.

That summer was magical. We did everything swimming, card games, scooter rides, floating the Provo river, cooking, football games, dances and anything else high schoolers could do. That summer and the next two years were a time of learning, love, and friendship.

In 2008 both Cam and Mike left on there missions. It is now 2010 meaning they will be home with in the next couple of months. My how things change.

Kelli is married. Yes my dear friend Cam received a dear john (in my humble opinion for the better...her and Robbie are perfect for eachother!) and Mike I'm still writing (I think...I haven't heard from in a while) either way they will be home soon and I can't help think about how much has changed and how much will continue to change.

I also can't help think about how much I want so many things to stay the same once they get home. Maybe I'm just wishing for my very own fairytale...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

la familia

(although this isn't the christmas card it is another great event faith's baptism august 2009)

Between cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, brothers, sisters, sudo cousins, and sister in laws I am surrounded by family and I love each and everyone of them and the blessing they are to my life. In the spirit of Christmas Alex (my older bro by 2 years and best friend of the opposite sex) was chosen by our madre to write the news letter that would accompany our annual Call Christmas Card. Because I just couldn't help myself (I just love talking about my family!) I helped stir up some of the ideas, but Alex truly is the comedian. Hope you enjoy.

I, Alex, drew the short end of the stick this year and am stuck writing the Christmas card. Reflecting on this past year I realized 2009 has been an eventful year for this Call family, (Let’s review) just to name a few things… three surgeries, seven hospital visits, one new member of the family which resulted in one wedding as opposed to our history of one newborn, one baptism, seven car accidents, three new cars and eight lost/broken cell phones… Now lets get to each individual

Grace (7)- The last child to start first grade and mom is loving it. She excels in spelling, reading and talking, isn’t she such a Call girl (no not that kind of call girl)? Life is great when your biggest dilemma is loving animals while having your favorite food be meat, and finally coming to the realization that they are the same thing.

Faith (8)- She was baptized and learned what this means, she was also taught by her older brothers the meaning of sarcasm. She is also loving her new favorite sport gymnastics, doing pull ups on everything. Her greatest dilemma is knowing which bed to sleep in at night, the one with the stuffed animals or her sisters bed.

Tanner (14)- Finally a freshman and going through the big “P” (puberty). He has started to text others and taken a keen interested in the opposite sex. However his biggest dilemma is trying to decide if he should stay home for the weekend and read his Kindle or go out and socialize.

Brady (15)- The ultimate jock, sophomore quarterback, varsity wide receiver, starting sophomore basketball, and lacrosse. He isn’t quite 16, but when he is teenage girls beware he is a force to be reckoned with (high five). Greatest dilemma is trying to decide which is more important sports or Nintendo; it’s a toss up.

Carter (17)- First kid in the family to get a state ring (lacrosse) and youngest to kiss a girl(s). Finally a senior at Orem High and his greatest dilemma is the age-old question “To go to class? Or not to go to class?”

Madison (20)- Working as an office manager for Xionix, also known as working for her dad, playing a major roll in five weddings, and going to school, while still finding time to socialize and live the college life. Her greatest dilemma is finding new friends cause all of hers are getting married off.

Alex (22)- I (Madison) am still talking for him by writing his portion of the Christmas card (some things never change). Alex is still trying to accomplish his New Year’s resolutions, fall in love, choose a major, finally have a desire to lift weights, and eventually get married. His greatest dilemma realizing his little brothers can beat him in something, he finally knows how Dustin feels.

Dustin (24) and Elise (20)- Dating for almost two years and having a seven-month engagement, speaking on behalf of both of them, it wasn’t a day too soon. They are enjoying everything about the married life. Their greatest dilemma is deciding whether or not to photo shop Dustin’s face in their wedding pictures a week after having reconstructive surgery on his face.

Mom (I will never reveal my mothers age)- Finally had some spare time on her hands with Grace being in school, however she spent all that time getting ready for the wedding and taking care of the bedridden. Her greatest dilemma, as usual, is trying to keep her kids on the straight and narrow path.

Dad (Lets just say he is still under 50)- Is excited he can spend more time with the family due to the fact that he can work from out of the house. This has also allowed him to become a jack-of-all-trades by remodeling the back room. His greatest dilemma is trying to figure out how to eat his favorite sweets without them counting as points, his best plan so far, eat the sweets and don’t tell mom.

This is the Call family of ’09 hopefully next year we can continue to progress and recognize the hand of the Lord in everything we do. He has made this year for us and because of Him, once again; we all know anything is possible. I can’t think of a better way to end the year than to celebrate His birth. Lets just make sure we always remember Him through out the entire year, and not just during the holiday season.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A New Decade, A New Year, A New ME?

(me and the sudo roommates celebrating 2010)

Does it make sense that i haven't blogged in 3 months and prior to this blogging hiatus I was only a two time blogger?
No not at all.
Because of this and the lack of journal entries I have made as of late, and maybe because it is a New Year and I LOVE New Year's resolutions I have decided to become a dedicated blogger.
Also on the list of New Year's Resolutions is
pray daily,
put makeup on 5 times a week,
shower 3 times a week,
think about working out,
learn how to cook with Grandmother,
save my hard earned monies,
serve others
learn to love myself.
Here is to 2010 may it be full of life, love, and laughter!