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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lagoon! Kyle's work party

One thing I love about Kyle's job is the summer work party! We get discounted tickets to Lagoon and they throw a big BBQ for everyone while you are there. We had so much fun! We took my sis in law Carlye. It even worked out so that my friends Taylor and Bethany got to go too :) They went on dates with a couple guys Kyle works with :) We all had a blast together!

The only thing that I had a hard time doing was the water part of it. I couldn't go on the slides and had to be really careful not to get water in my eye. But I got some good sun bathing in and went around the lazy river a few times, it was good just to be in the water.

We didn't get to do all the rides we wanted because this storm rolled in for about 30 min and shut all the big rides down. While that was going on we played a lot of games and had the boys win us lots of stuffed animals :)

After Lagoon we all headed down to Texas Road House in Orem for a late night dinner :) It was so yummy, but man I ate way to much that day!!

I would have taken more pictures, but I've been a little camera shy as of late. :) They all pulled a "Michy face" so I didn't look like the only weird one :) Loved hanging out with this group! Thanks for the great time guys!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Things that have become my friends

  • Bendy straws - its really hard for me to keep liquid in my mouth right now, so bendy straws help me drink without all the mess

  • Natural tears eye drops - keeps my eye moist and feeling good

  • Nighttime eye lubricant

  • Warm wash cloths - helps ease the pain in my face

  • Blistex

  • Glasses - I can't wear contacts right now, so they save my life

  • Volume adjust on my phones - my right ear is really sensitive right now to loud noises

  • My blog


  • Pineapple

  • Friendly smiles

  • Eye contact

I'm also grateful for my sweet family and friends for all the love and support.

My friend Taylor came over last night and spent the evening with me making homemade pizza and it was dang good :) I'm going to try to get the recipe up on my food blog soon :) Here a couple pics of what we made, don't judge our odd shaped pizzas... ;)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bell's Palsy and Learning Through Life's Trials

Bells Palsy. Ever heard of it? Cuz I got it! I woke up Saturday morning with it.

According to "Bell's palsy is a paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face. damage to the facial nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face causes that side of your face to droop. The nerve damage may also affect your sense of taste and how you make tears and saliva. This condition comes on suddenly, often overnight, and usually gets better on its own within a few weeks." For the rest of the article click here.

This can last a few weeks to a few months. Apparently life was going a bit to smoothly and God just had to throw us a few trails to help us grow. "The trials of this life will ultimately lead to joy if we patiently trust in God's plan and discover how to use adversity to grow stronger." ~Larry Richman~ I found that quote here if you would like to read the whole devotional given at BYU-I in 2007. Its good to know God will help you through anything. I know that this doesn't sound like a huge deal to a lot of people and compared to others trials I'd take this instead of a lot of things that could happen. I'm going to keep my head up and try to learn what I need to learn from this experience. I love the Lord and the gospel so much! If any one has any questions about what I believe and the teaching of the LDS faith you can check out,, or Also you can always ask me, I'd be happy to answer questions :)

Here are some pics of me and all the funny faces I make now :P Straight face (you can hardly tell)

closed smile

Teeth smile

Pirate face

Pouty face

Trying to close my eyes