Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Please help.

In October, I will be walking with one of my older brothers and his son at the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk. I would like to reach my goal of $150.00 and I would need your help to reach that.

Together we can Stop Diabetes. One step at a time. We are walking and raising funds for the American Diabetes Associations signature fundraising walk, Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. Every step we take and every dollar we raise will make a difference in the lives of 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes.

What can you do to help?

* Join our team and help us Stop Diabetes by raising funds to reach our goal!
* Make a donation to support one our team members! No matter how small or large, your generous donation will help us stop diabetes.

Either way, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the United States face a future with diabetes?
The Association works everyday to change the frightening future that diabetes has in store, but we need your help. Please make a donation to my fundraising efforts. Together we can Stop Diabetes.

Why Help Me Stop Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors appear to play roles. There are 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes, a disease that is outpacing heart disease, cancer and AIDS. Diabetes is a disease that has deadly serious consequences, and there is no cure.

When you walk, you help Stop Diabetes.

Walking is one of the easiest, most relaxing forms of exercise for many people, but especially for those living with diabetes. Walking helps control blood glucose levels in people with diabetes and improves overall quality of life. It is also an activity that can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk.

You can walk almost anywhere at any time. And walking can give you more energy and help relieve stress. It?s a simple, positive way to improve your health. You don?t need expensive equipment ? just a good pair of walking shoes!

And walking for the cause helps raise funds for the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday - last night in Utah!!

Wow! This day was packed.. I started off meeting my friend Jeremy for lunch in Ogden at one of my favorite places-Sonora Grill. Yummy!! I couldn't finish all of my food that I had to take home the rest. Hope Rebecca likes Mexican food, I am not allowed to take it with me on the airplane. After lunch, I followed Jeremy to his work (he is chiropractor) and he gave me the tour. It is a awesome place. Good job! He adjusted me, which I really needed. I do not feel the knot in the back anymore, so that is good.

I made it back to Logan around 3:20pm and went straight to campus. I wanted to get some Aggie Gear before heading back to Texas. I wanted Aggie stuff that wasn't dark color. Well, out of the 4 pieces of clothing 2 pieces were dark. Oh well, next time! While I was walking to the car, I decided to take random pictures of campus. I didn't take any that I really wanted to because I needed someone to take them but next time.

I did a little shopping while I was Logan, of course. The Aggie Gear was not the only things I planned on getting. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and picked up something to put on Grandpa Hill's grave and the space bags so I didn't have to buy another suitcase to put everything in. I went to Khols and bought some shirts for work, they were have a sale and I made out with two shirts at 24.50 on sale for 7.40. Sweet!! Two new shirts for work. Went to Bath and Body Works and got something for Becca as a thank you for letting me stay at her place while she was gone. I hope she likes it.

I decided that I wanted to do a dinner with my friends so when I was driving to Ogden, I decided I should invite those in my phone and invite them to Pizza Plus in Hyrum. My treat! 12 people showed, it was awesome. We had such a good time talking and being silly. I will definitely miss that group of friends.

I went over to Ben and Dave's because Dave had something for me. I was there for awhile talking to their roommate Tyler and gave him the left overs from the pizza party. I am glad he enjoyed it. David finally made it home from getting his hair cut and gave me a treat. He told me he made me a popcorn ball! I like popcorn balls, but it wasn't it. He made me a chocolate cake.. I love David!!! I love his chocolate cake!!!

I am sad that this is my last night here. I saw some people I really am going to miss a lot. Jordan from Pizza Plus, David Pak from Tummi Yummi's, and my friends who I got to see while I was back. I love them all and am glad I was able to see them again.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday in Utah

Today I had lunch with one of my favorite roommates. It was nice to catch up with her on her life as well as tell her what I have been up to. We ate at a new place here in Logan called Rumbi Island Grill. It...was...so...good! After visiting with her, I came back to the place I am staying and chatted online with a friend in Ogden and then put in a movie(The Blind Side). I was hoping to take a nap during it but I really love that movie and decided against the nap.

I had planned a party at Tummi Yummi's, my favorite place here in Logan, from 6-11pm. I invited a lot of people, 94 people total. I knew some of them wouldn't make it, but I wanted them to know they were invited anyways. I had 18 people tell me they were going to be there for sure. 2 of them I knew weren't going to be there because they are out of state or country. So out of the now 16 people, 7 showed up after telling me they would be there. I don't know if I am angry with people right now or just upset that I wasn't able to see everyone I wanted to see.

I will totally miss this place when I go back home to Texas, mostly I will miss the Pakster and the good times we had. I will miss Aaron and the "brotherly/sisterly" good times we have. The good chats I have with most my friends. I really enjoyed my time back here in Logan and wish the weekend was farther away. Friday will be here sooner than I want it to be.

Tomorrow will be another adventure. I am going to Ogden for lunch at Sonora Grill with a friend I haven't seen in years. Then back to Logan for one last night with some of my friends. And Friday I will try to have breakfast with my friend John before heading to the airport to go home to Texas.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

first part of week in Utah

So Monday at FHE was a little boring, I do hate to say it. It was good to see and visit with those I did know and meet new people too, but the activity was a little lame.

Tuesday I had planned to have lunch with the best roommate I have EVER had. But unfortunately her job had called her in on her day off. I went to her work to visit with her and we caught up some. It was good to hear her stories and see how she was doing. We made plans to have lunch on Wednesday, hopefully we can visit some more.

Tuesday night was "Enrichment Night" with the Logan 25th ward. It was bread and jam night and it was so good! Homemade bread and homemade jam, where can you go wrong? It was so good, I did try a strawberry mango jam. Yummy! It was good. Later I visited the most handsome guy. David Pak from Tummi Yummi's!!!!!! Finally, we have finally seen each other since my arrival. I have been wanting to visit with him since I came back on May 7th! We did have a great talk and I am most grateful for him to listen. What a great guy he is!

Monday, May 10, 2010

So far in Utah

I have been busy the two/three days I have been here. Friday I spent most the day on campus because my friend wasn't home. ha ha When I finally got a hold of her, I relaxed a bit and when to Diana's home and told her i was going to be staying at Becca's place for the week. I took a four hour nap and then watched Iron Man in time to see Iron Man 2. I went to the 12:15am showing with a friend (Aaron from the bookstore), got out of movie and was asleep about 3:30am.

Saturday I spent ALL day at graduation. I went to the commencement at 9:30am and listened to Danny Glover speak to the graduates. It was cool. Then I couldn't remember when my friend told me he was walking so I stayed. I realized that he was going to be walking at the 2:00pm ceremony but I had good seats and good parking.. I didn't want to leave and lose them. So around 5pm I went over to David Densley's (Ben Fore's roommate) and we went to Wingers for dinner. Well I was the only one that ate anything but it was still yummy! After that, I came home and crashed.

Sunday, I got to sleep in and went to church in my old ward (Logan 25th Ward) at 1pm. It was really good to be back home in a ward with loving members of the church. I had dinner at Diana and Robert Hoth's and enjoyed playing with their grandchildren. It was good to have a homemade meal. After that, I came home and was thinking about putting in a Wii game when I got a text message from my most handsome friend Bill to come to a bonfire at his place honoring motherhood. So I went to that, only knowing one person, and staying til 12 midnight. It was fun meeting new people and hanging out with Bill before he leaves for Peru. I will definitely miss him...

Today I slept in and then had lunch with a friend at Wingers. Yum! and came home and watched Harry Potter. Now I am going to be getting ready to go to FHE with the USU 32nd ward. It should be fun seeing some of the people!!