Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out with with the new...YEAR!!

We got back from Hawaii a few days ago. It was AMAZING! It was my 4th time visiting the Islands and Sean's first. I will post pictures in a later post.

I still can't believe this year is over. It has gone very quickly. 2009 was a good year. I have learned a lot and I'm grateful for the blessings that 2009 brought.

Some highlights of 2009:

In 2009 Sean and I had the opportunity to travel a lot. Outside of California we traveled too:
Cancun Mexico

Las Vegas

Dallas/Lewisville Texas

Kauai Hawaii

Sean and I both started back up in school last spring semester. 20 more units for me till I get my Bachelors!

Sean and his hip hop group Color Free finished their album, which you can buy on itunes or!

We got approved for a house! We are taking our time looking and putting the situation in the hands of the our Father in Heaven. He will let us know when it's the right one.

It's always bitter sweet ending a new year and beginning a new one. 2009 was actually one of the easier and happiest years I've had in a while. I just pray that 2010 will bring happiness and hope to me and everyone else.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just Relax.....

This is where Sean and I will be tomorrow for 13 days. Kauai.(My parents will join us in 2 days) This has been a VERY busy semester with work, school, church and everything else in between. I can not wait to do absolutely nothing and just relax. See you in 13 days!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

So many emotions!!

I have felt many different emotions today. Today at work, a good friend of mine told me something that was very disheartening. I have worked at Highland High School for almost 3 years. Lately, I was curious to know if there have ever been any rumors about me. (Our school is known for the rumor mill). So I asked my friend if she had ever heard any. Thinking that I already knew this rumor, she told me. It was a HORRIBLE rumor! So horrible that I won't even repeat it to you. Another friend had heard this same rumor as well. They both knew it wasn't true and they said it started when I first started working there. I try my hardest to be a Godly woman at work. This Godly woman would be apart of. My first initial reaction was:


The rumor is so far fetched, that I was shocked that someone would even think of spreading something like that. Also, if it started when I first started working, that means the person didn't even know me! SHOCKING!! My next emotion:


WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE!?! My friends would not tell me who said it. Which was probably for the best. I'm known for confronting people who have said things about me, or done me wrong. Best believe I would have confronted this person. But I also have a feeling they don't work at our school anymore. My next feeling:


How can anyone not be hurt by rumors? They are horrible and I have always refused to be apart of them, because I have been a victim before. My next emotion:


I feel sorry for this person. I feel sorry for their sad life. Their life that apparently revolves around bringing others down to bring themselves up. What a sad sad life. At the same time, it amuses me that they would try to say something so ridiculous, that despite being hurtful, is still pretty laughable.

So, I'm pretty much over it, but I will say the shock is still there. Please don't spread rumors. Don't name call, or back stab. Why do women do these things to each other? We are all daughters of God. Lets treat each other that way. Jealously is so ugly. Instead of jealously, why don't we look for the good. All people have it. As for me, I will never know who started this hurtful rumor at my "professional" job. All I can do is continue to try to do the right thing and make sure that if someone tells me a rumor, it stops with me.

P*S* I used the cat images because at one point in our relationship, Sean was asked what animal I reminded him of the most, and he said cats in general....tigers, cheetahs, get the picture!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our lives captured

New Moon with my sissy! Yes i'm wearing an Edward shirt!

Sean and his other lady, Sophia

Laker Game with the hubby and Junior!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Last Day of National Adoption Month

It's the last day of National Adoption Month. So, one more highlight on the subject.


To some, it's an answered prayer. To others, it's a word of hurt and loss. I don't like the fact that some people have such negative thoughts about adoption. Why? Because it's who I am. Someone saying something bad about adoption is basically saying something bad about me. I read something recently that said adopted children have "mental problems". (Ok it didn't say "mental problems" per say, but it alluded to it). Hmmmmmm.....I don't feel crazy. In fact, I feel I'm highly intelligent. My brothers are well rounded and intelligent as well. I didn't like reading that comment. But the woman who wrote it was a birth mom, a very hurt birth mom.

There is a problem in adoption that I don't like. Adoptive parents not keeping their promises and birth parents not keeping theirs. I also read recently about an adoptive parent that did not keep her promise to their birth mom. But after a few years and becoming more educated about adoption, realized she was wrong. I understand that people make mistakes. We should forgive despite the hurt we feel. But when birth parents and adoptive parents refuse to keep their promises to each other, I don't like that. Adoption is about compromise. It's doing whats best for ALL parties, not just one or the other. Most of all, it's about doing what's best for the child.

One more problem in adoption...

There was a time when birth mothers were forced in placing their children. These women are hurt and often these are the women that talk bad about adoption. I can feel their pain. To be forced into such a life changing decision, against what you feel, is very wrong. Their hurt is understandable. But do I think they should bad mouth ALL adoptions? No. That's like saying all one religion or race is bad, just because you had a bad experience with something. For example, I had an AMAZING experience getting an epidural when I was in labor. My sister in law did not have a good experience. Ask us both about epidurals, and we will give you two sides. Does it mean that EVERY SINGLE epidural turns out horrible?? No. Just two different experiences.

Adoption is a touchy subject. I wish there was nothing but good when it comes to adoption. Shame on people that have no experience in adoption, yet still feel the need to bad mouth it. Shame on you! Adoption should be a beautiful thing and when people bad mouth it, they take some of that beauty away.

Adoption is different to many people. I can only tell you my experience. You may have had a bad one, and for that I'm truly sorry. Adoption should not be bad. It should be one of sacrifice, love, hope and courage.

Adoptive parents, I have so much respect for you. Most adoptive parents have struggled with infertility or they are infertile. The pain you must have felt to find out your body turned against you. My heart aches for you. After you have grieved, you find a new found hope; adoption.

Birth parents, especially birth moms, oh how I love you. I know exactly how you feel. The sacrifice you made for the one you love, the pain of letting go. I have been there, and I have cried with you.

Adopted children. You are very loved. I feel the extra love. I had a birth mother thinking of my everyday for 22 years before I even met her. It was an awesome feeling knowing I had a set of extra people rooting for me. You are special and loved by so many.

Adoption has made me who I am, and for that, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Its National Adoption Month: I'm a birth mom!

I have thought a lot about how I wanted to address this post. I know some people that read my blog, don't know the story about how I became a birth mom. BUT...I decided that I didn't want to blog about that at this particular time. Instead, I thought it more appropriate to talk about what it has been like to be a birth mom.

Never in a MILLION years did I ever think I would be a birth mom. Not because I think bad of birth moms, but because I never thought I would end up with an unplanned pregnancy. For those that don't know, I decided on adoption 2 weeks before I was due with "J". His adoptive parents are people that I knew before, I'll call them "Mr. & Mrs. S". Anyways....since I had waited so long to make a decision, I was already VERY attached to J. I don't think any woman can not get attached at some point. I didn't sleep those few nights I had alone with J in the hospital. I wanted every waking minute with him. I spent so much time with him that the nurses had a bet that I'd change my mind. (I'm glad my mother told me that AFTER I left the hospital. I probably would have gone off if I'd known then). I wanted those moments with him. They were MY moments. Did it make it harder....maybe. I'm not sure because I didn't do it the other way. But I know that I am SOOOO happy I had those moments in those 3 days.

The hardest part about being a birth mom, is essentially, you are breaking your own heart. No one chooses to get a broken heart. Usually, it's because someone else decides to break it for you. So, when you decide to do it yourself, it can be very painful. The hardest day for me, was the day right after placement. The only reason I slept the first night away from J, was out of pure exhaustion. But when I woke up, I felt as though I was going to die. I can not describe the pain I felt in my heart. That is the emotional pain that reminds me that I can get through anything.

The pain does subside, but it will never fully go away. How could it? I wouldn't want it to. The pain reminds me of the great thing I did. I helped change someone's life. I was able to change my own life. I was able to give someone a great gift. The pain is there as a reminder that I will always love this little boy. I still cry, after 3 years, but not as much. But I tell Sean I need to cry about it every now and again. It's's healing.

People think I'm special. Now, before you think I'm getting arrogant....let me explain. I have had 2 people tell me that I'm different then other birth moms. That I'm one of the only ones that actually loved my baby. That most women do it for money, or just don't care.....ummm...excuse me?!? I get highly defensive of other birth moms when negative things are said. I have NEVER met a birth mom that did not care for her child. And lets just say that a birth mom was choosing adoption because she just didn't want a kid....isn't that better then the mother that keeps her child, but parties so much that the kid ends up being taken away anyway?! Despite the reasons that a birth mother has for choosing adoption, she is still putting the child above herself. It takes a special woman to be a birth mom. So, when someone puts one down, I feel it's a personal attack.

People are still shocked when they find out I'm a birth mom. I want people to know because I want people to see the other side of adoption. I want ignorant people to see that birth moms aren't these irresponsible people. I want girls faced with unplanned pregnancies to know that adoption is a beautiful choice...yes it's hard....but it's still beautiful and so worth it.

Choosing adoption is the hard choice. It takes a great deal of courage to break your own heart. The only way I know that I was able to do that, was that I was able to step out of myself for one split second, and really look at what I was doing. All it took was one second for me to realize that I wanted J to have the best. One second for me to realize that Mr. and Mrs. S needed to be his parents. A million prayers were answered in one second.

I never thought in a million years that I would be a birth mom. But I'm so glad that I am.

Me and my mom visiting with J when he was 4 days old.

*for the curious people, I do get letters and pictures twice a year...and I will not show newer pictures of J....but just for the record..and I'm not being biased....he is one GOOD LOOKING KID!! *

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Family Pictures

A looonnnggg time ago,(May), Sean and I wanted to get family pictures done with his family. So, we did. We used our family friend Brad Smith. He did our wedding and sealing. He is AMAZING! We were broke over the summer, so we didn't get them until October and I have been too busy to post them. So here there are!! FINALLY! I highly recommend Brad. He is our photographer for life! He is located in Santa Clarita. Go check out his website;

This was one of our "funny ones". Don't mess wit our "wood". haha

My beautiful family. We even got grandpa in the picture!

The kids! Love my hubby, sis and brothers!

Isn't this picture sweet? I love seeing these guys together. There is such a strong bond.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon!!

I went to the Midnight showing of "New Moon" last night (this morning). We were scheduled to see the 12:01 showing, but they had this deal, if you bought a ticket for $5, you got to see Twilight at 9. Then we would be the first people ushered into the 12:20 showing. HECK YA!! I'll pay $5 extra bucks to not stand in the freezing cold outside and to watch Twilight again! I got the the theater at 3 pm and left at almost 3 am! 12 hours....i'm crazy right??

So, I won't give anything away...but it was AMAZING! Made way better then Twilight. And it was kind of overwhelming. Because it was shot so much better. There was more color and you could tell they had more money. So, it was almost like I was watching a completely different movie, not the sequel to Twilight. It followed the book better then Twilight did. I don't want to say to much, but it does leave you a TAD bit antsy for more at the end! he he! Eclipse comes out June 30th 2010! They already had the poster for it up in the theater! Can't wait. For now, I'll just have to go see New Moon again!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Man Am I Frustrated!!!!


Mr. Kilpatrick(Sean) here. I just had some things on my mind. I dont know how many thoughts, or what exactly I am going to type here in this blog, but Im very annoyed. Well at this time, I just feel the need to rant!!! I am an avid watcher and big fan of GLENN BECK!! I dont care if you agree with him and what his views are,or whether you like him/hate him, thats my dood. Anyway, I was watching todays show(on Fox tv ch. 360 @ 2pm and 11pm). He was covering the rediculous things going on in the economy Nation wide, and even here in California. As the show was going on I was doing some deep thinking myself, and what came to mind was...WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!!!!!! There is alot of shady selfish crap going on, in our government, and it supposidly is all in the name of Helping the citizens of the United States. No it's not!!! The ding bats handling the California budget think it's a good idea to withhold an additional 10% of the money that hard working individuals make, to help close the horrific budget defecit. Our Gover-nator thinks that instead of limiting the privledges and benefits in the prisons(tv, internet, better health care then some law abiding citizens, and even coffee machines) that inmates get, that we should shorten prison terms. Are you for real!?!??!?

The President and those in charge of our U.S. financial decisions, feel so strongly that we must BAILOUT failing corporations. I got news for anyone that voted for Obama because he was gonna help them out. And I got news for those who voted for him and claim to be so for the little guy and hates big evil Corporations for their greediness...Obama bailed out those EVIL Corporations with Billions of our tax dollars...what did Obama do for you??? Sure some might say, he extended un-employment benefits. Really, thats cool, but do you have a job yet??? Maybe you just like getting a free check in the mail. Oh and about that free aint really FREE. The money for that check, comes from hard working Americans that actually have jobs and pay their taxes(unlike Congressman Charlie Rangel or Obama's Tresury Secretary Tim Gietner who forget to file/pay their taxes).

There are so many people that are so eager to jump on and support a government program or option if they are told it's free. Let me tell you something, anything that you are told is coming from the Government or that the Government claims is FREE, is NOT really FREE!!!! The money to cover that so called FREE option, program, or hand out or HAHA bailout(oh yeah and Free government run health care) or whatever, must come from some where. Can you guess where it comes from most of the time??? If you said TAXPAYERS, you are correct. According to ABC news, as well as yes Glenn Beck, the Cash For Clunkers program resulted in an estimated $24,000 bill per new vehicle to the American tax payer???

There are so many issues I can speak on. I really can. But it's 10:50pm and I have a job to go to in the morning to go EARN my income. I dont have any FREE checks coming to me, and my employer aint gonna pay me for doing nothing. But I just wanted to make my feelings known to who ever will partake. I may be wrong on some issues, but Im a pretty open minded, common sense, logic driven type of person, that cares about my future and the well being of my family. There are those that will call me stupid and crazy for liking and listening to Glenn Beck. But for those that maybe riding the fence on if the man is for real, I strongly urge you to watch him. Watch him for like a week straight at least. And if you dont think he makes sence, or you really think you can prove his theories to be incorrect, then you really need to open your eyes, cause the situation in our country Sucks!! It could be worse yes, but it really sucks right now. For anyone that feels Obama and his administration are helping our country, I challenge you to explain it to yourself out loud, and see if you dont sound like a complete idiot.

I hope this blog has helped anyone that feels alone in their frustration. If this blog offended anyone, then you need to humble yourself and use this moment to start realizing that im not attacking you but attacking your thinking that the more government involvment we have in our lives, the more we as a people are actually limited from true progression, and happiness.

Thank you for reading...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

26 & counting

Today is Seans 26th birthday! He finally caught up to me(i'm 2 1/2 months older). In honor of the man I love so dearly, I came up with 26 reasons why I love him so much and what makes him so great!(in no particular order.) (And I stole this from him.)
1. He is INCREDIBLY good looking.
2. He doesn't realize how good looking he is.
3. He has such a kind heart.
4. He gives everyone the benefit of the doubt.
5. He can be anyones friend.
6. He is quite the comedian.
7. He makes me laugh everyday.
8. He makes his group Color Free all that much better just because he is in it.(You can now buy their music on itunes!!)
9. He is great at writing lyrics and putting his thoughts and emotions down on paper.
10. He has a strong testimony of the love of Jesus Christ.
11. He is an worthy priesthood holder.
12. He loves me with such a passion.
13. He tells me he loves me and that I'm beautiful, every single day.
14. He can't wait to be a daddy.
15. He is a great uncle and loves his nieces and nephews so much.
16. He loves his and my families.
17. He wants to take care of me and our future children.
18. He has a great taste in music.
19. He can change the oil in our cars!
20. He loves to go shopping.
21. He fulfills his callings in church.
22. He always tells me the truth, even if it means I'll be mad.
23. He loves the Lakers.
24. He would do anything to make me happy.
25. He is so humble about how wonderful he is.
26. He married me still, even though I'm sick all the time! =)

Thank you Sean for being on the path you were on, that led you to me. Life wouldn't be as fun if you were not in it. You have shown me the greatest kind of love. Thank you baby for being you and for loving me! I love you and Happy Birthday!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

You Are Wonderful!!!

Dear Sierra…My Wonderful Wife,

I wanted to take some time to share some feelings with you. I was in the bedroom cleaning up and I started thinking about my birthday coming up this weekend. I thought about how me being born made it possible for us to get married, and how happy that has made you. Well it got me thinking of how happy we are together. Right now you are at the college working on a dance routine for a show so it’s giving me an opportunity to think and reflect being here at home without you. I feel so very pleased to have such an awesome women in my life. Even more than that, I have been so blessed with such a wonderful daughter of God!! You truly are My Angel(I don’t mean to sound too corny, but for real)!!! You have become my absolute best friend in the whole world. You help define what makes me a good guy because your happiness in life in many ways I guess, reflects the decent job I am doing as your husband. You make me stronger. The way you care about me, and look out for me, helps me to better look out for myself. You are so selfless with your love. You are always so concerned for me and always hope im doing well…Really, you just want the best for me!!!

I know at times you feel over looked by others, but trust me if that is the case unfortunately they are missing out on a great amazing friendship with a truly amazing women. Even though there are many goals I want to accomplish, and things I want to experience, my greatest hope and most fulfilling Goal will eternally on going…and that is to make you Happy!!!! I plead for your forgiveness in times when I fall short or I let you down as a man, spouse, and companion. The best part about having you as my wife is that I know and can feel your forgiveness for things I have not even done yet. You care so much about us and our bond as man ands wife that you always let me know how sorry you are for things, even when I may be more at fault. That bond and the happiness it brings is also what causes me to admit when I do wrong. Writing my feelings at this time, is a little bit of a challenge in a way because it’s tough to find ways to verbally express how I feel about you. My feelings run so deep. As I picture your face in my mind, I see that Beautiful smile of yours!! Man does that visual make me happy. As I think about us having our own children together I get real excited and anxious, knowing that even though it wont be an easy task, for some reason I know we will make it the most enjoyable experience of our lives. I cannot imagine even for a minute anyone being more suited and loving to be the Mother of my children. You just have so much love in your heart.

I just want to hold you, and kiss you, and just tell you how much you mean to me!! I just want you to smile everyday, and know in your heart and mind that I love you with all my heart. Im sorry for the times, when I act more like a man that your loving husband, but that’s just part of my imperfection as a human being, and part of my learning experience here on Earth.

Baby thank you!!! Thank You for all of your support and all of your love!!! You truly do make me the happiest man in the World!!!!

Sean, Your Husband

National Adoption Month: I'm Adopted!

It's National Adoption Month! YAY! A few of my "adoption" friends have already starting blogging about adoption, so I only felt it right that I do the same. I'll be doing a few posts about adoption this month. My first topic is going to be about me being adopted.

I was adopted when I was born. My birth mother Emily was a beautiful young woman, while despite some drama getting to my actual birth, choose adoption and our Father in Heaven lead her to my parents.

I always knew I was adopted. My parents NEVER hid that from us. (My 3 brothers are adopted as well). All I had from my birth mother was a letter that she had written me. I had no idea what she looked like. But one thing my mother always instilled in me, was how much she loved me. "You are extra loved", she would say. Emily wrote me a beautiful letter about how she wanted a better life for me. Even though I didn't know all the details about why she chose adoption, I didn't need to know. I knew that she loved me and that was all I needed to know.

I knew that Emily would be easy to find. Emily's sister, Becky, married my moms cousin. Confusing right? So my mom and I are kinda like cousins through marriage! I had planned to meet her when I graduated high school. But for some reason, it never happened. As my life progressed, and things got bad for me. I ended up with my own unplanned pregnancy. After choosing adoption for my own son,(which I will discuss in a later post), I decided it was time to meet Emily. She knew exactly what I was going through because she had done the same thing!

When Emily and I first talked on the phone, it was surreal. I had always wanted to meet this woman. The woman that sacrificed for me and gave me my wonderful life. It's hard to explain the gratitude you feel for someone who gave you such a wonderful gift. She was completely understanding of my situation, and from then on, we have continued our relationship. She answered almost every question I had. The only ones she didn't answer were the ones she couldn't remember. I found out that my birth father was Hispanic, which a lot of people already assumed but it was never confirmed. I knew I had a younger half brother, who I now have a relationship with as well. I was able to find out all the events that lead to my birth.

Emily was at my wedding. She was there when I first went to the temple. We send cards and call. At my wedding, people could not believe that Emily was there and that really irritated me. Some people had the nerve to ask my mother if it bothered her that Emily was there. OF COURSE NOT!! My mom is not threatened by Emily and vice versa. We all know the place that we have in each others lives, and no one ever tries to step on anyone toes. My mom has a great deal of love and respect for Emily because with out her, she would not have a daughter.

I love being adopted. It has truly shown me that I can love anyone, blood or not, as if they were my family. Blood doesn't matter. We are all God's children. And I'm just lucky enough to have a mom and a birth mom. And it doesn't get any better then that!

This was the day my adoption was finalized when I was a year old.

Emily, James(my half brother) and I at my wedding.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

beware if you are afraid of clowns!!!

hahahaha..this picture makes me laugh! Halloween '09

celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Sean surprised me at work with the roses that are behind us! 11/02/2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Warning...mushiness ahead!

2 years ago today I married my best friend. Heavenly Father knew exactly the kind of guy I needed and exactly the type of woman Sean needed, and he found a way to get us together. I love Sean more and more everyday. Our relationship just keeps getting better. I never thought that I could possibly love him more, but I know my love for him will just keep growing. He makes me feel so beautiful and loved and he is always putting my happiness above his own. Example....One day recently, I got sick at work. We work at the same high school so we drive together. Sean took his lunch to take me home. On the way home I said, "Sorry you have to use your lunch to drive me home." His response. "Its ok. I would do anything for you." You see why I love this man so much!!!

He is perfect and I'm pretty biased, but I think I got the best husband in the whole universe! I love you Sean.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Still, 3 years later....

Still, after 3 years, I find myself mourning my birth son. It is the strangest thing(and not that strange at the same time). I have had answered prayers that he is where he is suppose to be, but sometimes, out of the middle of no where, I will begin to cry about it again. Tonight is one of those nights. I heard some news, which made me think of him. Then the tears. I think of him all the time, and no tears flow, but not tonight. Tonight I needed to mourn him again. I do realize this is still a part of the healing process. I think I will be healing my entire life. It is something you never get over, but it does get easier. It is just very strange when it comes on so suddenly. People probably think I'm crazy. 'How can she be so sure about her decision, yet cry about it?'(no on has ever said this to me, but I'm sure someone has thought it). Well, YOU carry a baby for nine months and place them in someone else's arms and see how quick you get over it.(sorry for the harshness, but this does need to be said to some people)

It may be the right choice, but it is not the easy one.

Honestly, I feel better now.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Faith Hope & Love

Faith "The Apostle Paul taught that "faith is the substance [assurance] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). Alma made a similar statement: "If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true" (Alma 32:21). Faith is a principle of action and power. Whenever we work toward a worthy goal, we exercise faith. We show our hope for something that we cannot yet see."
Hope "Hope is the confident expectation of and longing for the promised blessings of righteousness. The scriptures often speak of hope as anticipation of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ."

Faith and hope are two things that I have alway felt strong in. Lately, I sometimes have felt a lack of faith and hope. Could this just be the adversary trying to discourage me? Of course. So, I turned to our Father in Heaven and asked him to give me faith and hope. The funny thing is, usually God will give us these things, but not in the way we think.

If you ask for strength, He will give you a situation to make you stronger.

If you ask for courage, He will give you a situation that will make you more courageous.

If you ask for faith and hope, He will try your faith, in an effort to make you be more faithful.

So, despite personal struggles I have had lately, I have faith. I have hope that Heavenly Father will grant me the righteous desires of my heart. God is teaching me how to have faith in him. And though it is not the easiest lesson, I know that it is worth it. So, have faith, hope and love in Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ. They are listening. And sometimes the anwsers are not we what expect or what we want, they are what we need. God knows us better then we know ourselves, and I have faith in Him that He knows whats best for me.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall is more than just cool air

Fall is back to school and/or work, in my case.

Fall is cute layers.

Fall is cute boots.

Fall is crisp mornings and beautiful afternoons.

Fall is sports!!

I may be a girly girl, but growing up with all brothers, I do love my sports.
Some of our favorite teams include:
USC (Football)

Boise State (Football)

BYU (Football)




Utah State (Basketball) Ok, this one is really just me because USU is my school!

Here is my snazzy new blanket I got for Sean and I to snuggle in during the USC games. I hope to collect them for all of our teams.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

EEEEEEE!!!!! I'm a total Twilight nerd and I seriously act like a 13 year old girl when it comes to the saga. But I'm soooooooooooo excited about the "New Moon" movie coming out on November 20th. Two months from today, I will be standing in line, at this very moment, waiting to see the midnight showing. And guess what?? I just bought my ticket!! Can you believe that they are already on sale?? The Valencia midnight showings are already sold out! So, i'm glad I got one for the AV! Two months can't come soon enough!! In case you have missed out on the AWESOME new it is for your viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Visiting Texas and meeting Korbyn

Sean and I, along with my parents, had the opportunity to go to Lewisville Texas, which is a suburb of Dallas, to visit my brother and sister in law and meet Korbyn. Chantell and Elden are proud parents and so is big brother Anthony. Sean and my dad also had the chance to bless Korbyn, which was beautiful! It was a short 3 day trip, but I'm so glad we went. Korbyn is beautiful and sweet and we can't wait to see what he'll grow up to be!

My birthday week

Getting some birthday lovin at Bjs

Sean knows what I like....forever 21!!

Celebrating on my actual birthday at Uncle Charlies house in LA

Celebrating at work!

Dodger game!!

Love that Dodger Blue!

Birthday shopping and dinner trip with my girlfriends! I had to use those forever 21 gift cards!

I had a great 26th birthday this year! It's strange that I am now closer to 30 than I am to 20. Yet I still feel like I was 16 yesterday! Life goes by quick and thats why I always try to savor each age and really enjoy it. 25 was my favorite year so far. So...bring it on 26!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Busy Busy

I have been extremely busy since my birthday. With school, work, doctor appointments, birthday celebrations, weddings, I've barely had a second to breath! I have a bunch of pictures to post, when I get a chance. I'm in Texas right now seeing my new nephew Korbyn. He is so sweet! At this very moment, he is sleeping soundly in Sean's arms. Sean is going to make a good daddy!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


It's me Sean Kilpatrick, Sierra's husband. This is the first blog I've written on here. What better topic to use for my first blog than my WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, WIFE!!! She is 26 years old today. I want to take this time to write out 26 things I love about her. I've already told you that she is wonderful and beautiful, but trust me I can go on for days about her. Here are just a few things that I love about my wife Sierra Kilpatrick...

26 things I love about Sierra:

1. She understands that she is a true daughter of God
2. She has a great, and in-depth testimony about our Savior Jesus Christ and the love he has for all of us
3. She really loves our family(both sides), and is concerned about their well being
4. She looks forward to the day when we can have our own children(she wants to be a full time Mommy so bad)
5. She is a BIRTH MOM
6. She has never regretted being a Birth Mom
7. She strives to be a better person each day of her life
8. She always has good advise when you need it, and even when you don't think you need it
9. She is a great listener
10. She can be a friend to anybody
11. She is a huge Laker fan
12. She has great Fashion and Style sense
13. She is a very classy women
14. She helps make sure we live within our means
15. She loves watching movies
16. She loves going to the beach
17. She has opened my eyes to how great vacationing really is
18. She is respectful to others
19. She is supportive, but will give you her real opinion
20. She has great intuition about other people
21. She loves animals
22. She loves new born babies
23. She loves COLOR FREE(
24. She has great morals and values
25. She has always been faithful
26. And because of #25, I love Sierra because I know that she loves me!!!!

Happy Birthday Sierra...I love you so much!!! If it wasn't for you being brought into this world 26 years ago today, I'm not so sure I would have the extreme level of happiness that have right now in my life. The Lord has truly blessed this world with an amazing human being, and I am lucky to call you mine.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you for all that you are!!!!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

We have a new nephew!

Korbyn Parley Thompson was born at 6:47 this morning in Texas, weighing in at 7 lbs 7 oz. Mom and baby are doing great. Congratulations to my little brother Elden (by the way..i can't believe your a dad), and to my beautiful sister in law Chantell. I know Korbyn is going to be one cute kid! Sean and I are flying out to Texas in 2 weeks to meet our brand new nephew! Can't wait!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I love.....

my family

They make me laugh

Monday, August 24, 2009

Once upon a time.....

In a far away land...called....the Ukraine, a beautiful woman named Nina gave birth, on this very day, to a beautiful baby girl, she called Olga. As Olga grew, she dreamed of a far away land called the United States. One day, she met a handsome prince and he wanted to marry her and bring her to the enchanted land she had always dreamed of. He married her, they had two little princess's and now even have a castle of their very own. Today is Olga...AKA Olia's birthday! Happy Birthday to my beautiful and wonderful sister in law! Life is better with you in it! We both love you!

Not just a sister, a best friend.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

BUSY weekend!

Sean and I had a busy weekend. I'm still recovering! Thats why it's taken me till Wednesday to even post! Friday, we went to Seans good friend, Ryan Gardiners, wedding open house. Ryan and his new wife Stephanie were sealed the week before. Unfortunately, we missed their sealing due to But we were very happy to see their love in person.

The new Mr & Mrs Ryan Gardiner! Adorable!

Saturday, we went clubbing. Now, I'm not a big clubber, but Seans brother Ohre has been promoting. One of my best friends, Amanda, came down from Idaho. Another friend from Boston came down for another wedding on Sunday. So...since it was free, because of Ohre, we decided to go.

My lady friends

My ADORABLE co-worker and friend Katherine! She knows all my work woes!

Amanda Mitton

One of my best friends, my eternal sista, AND my longest friend. We are going on 20 years!

The guys

Then on Sunday, another member of Color Free got married. Trevor Field, AKA "Sneaky Pete" was married to Alex. It was a beautiful ceremony in Santa Barbara and a beautiful reception. I just wished we could have stayed longer, but we had to get back for work the next day...even though we didn't get home till after midnight! Seeing all the love this weekend really made me appreciate and love Sean more. What a wonderful man I have! And what a wonderful experience to see other people who are in love too!

Beautiful ceremony! And a beautiful couple!

The newlyweds!

Color Free! Now that 2 members of the group are married...we gotta get Joonz married off!