Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day

It is almost Valentine's Day and I guess you could say "I am feeling the love." (Nerdy? Cheesy? Yeah... I don't mind though!)

I don't write on my blog very often... but I thought I would take the opportunity to write about how awesome my boyfriend is...

Braeden Moore (he's cute, huh?)


I can honestly say that he is the best! :)

The past few weeks have been extremely stressful and hectic for me. Work has been insane, we have been without a receptionist for the past month... which means I have two positions. I don't mind it... I actually love being busy and I love how accomplished I feel when I think about everything I have been able to complete... but after a month, it just starts to get hard. I always feel behind and stressed... and this makes me a bit extremely grouchy and hard to be around. BUT Braeden is awesome! He lets me vent, as much as I need, and he is always complimenting me and reassuring me that I'm doing a good job.

He is also constantly doing things to show me that he loves me. Last Friday we watched Pride and Prejudice while Braeden gave me a foot massage... seriously! Where did he come from?? ;) Not many guys would do that!!

I could go on and on.. but the fact of the matter is simple. I am extremely blessed. I'm not sure what I did to deserve such a great guy in my life, I'm not sure why he chose me but I'm so grateful he did.

Happy Valentine's Day!(almost)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Year in Review

I love holidays, birthdays and celebrating everything... except my own birthday. I seem to get a little depressed on my birthday each year. I guess I look at the previous year and how much has/hasn't changed. I often feel disappointed in myself for not achieving more... however this past year was awesome!!!

Twenty-one has been a good age for me! Just a short overview of this year....

**I officially got promoted at work**
**I got a cute little puppy**
**I bought a house!!!**
**I met my best friend and fell in LOVE!!!**

It is crazy how quickly things change! I started looking to purchase my first home in June. I was really nervous but excited. I knew that I wanted a condo or a townhouse because I wanted to be able to use it as a rental property someday and I didn't want to take care of a yard. I quickly found the perfect house for me, a three bedroom, 2 bath condo in the perfect location. I was very lucky because I found 2 girls to rent the other bedrooms. Things have worked out so well! It has been such a blessing.

Daisy Mae is still adjusting to our new house. She has a few accidents and gets a bit lonely but is doing pretty well overall. She is so much fun and I just love her!

On June 19th I was invited to a game night... I had no clue that something so simple could change my life so much. That was the night that I met Braeden and things just clicked. We started going on dates, talking on the phone and getting to know each other. I still can't believe how well things have worked out for us! We have so much fun together. He is the most amazing guy I have ever met. I am so blessed to have him in my life, I just love him. :)


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Life is Great!!

Life is interesting, isn't it? For the past year and a half I have been putting off difficult decisions because I didn't know what the future would bring... And now a year and a half later I realize that those decisions are the things that will form my future. That being said... Here is an update: I was house-sitting for a couple while they were on their mission, I knew they would be back on the 31st of July and I would have to move. My options were: look for a new place to rent, move back to my parent's or purchase my own home.  This was one of those decisions I was putting off... Unfortunately I wasn't able to put it off too long because the couple came home the beginning of May due to a family emergency... This forced me to make a decision. I found a room that was available for me to rent immediately. I decided to move in because I didn't feel like I had any other options. The house was terrible! I ended up living there for less than a month because it was so bad! (I have quite a few stories but I'll save them for another day) I decided to start looking for a home to purchase and luckily my parent's took me in! So that is where I am at! I am currently waiting to see if my loan is approved!!! If it is I am one HUGE step closer to owning my own cute, three bedroom, two bathroom condo!!! It is crazy how fast things change!! My life is so great!! I recently became the "mom" of an adorable yorkie-poo, Daisy Mae. She is the sweetest puppy and I absolutely love her!  I have been wanting a puppy for so long but I always had a reason not to get one until now.  I am so grateful to have her in my life. I have also been extremely confused/frustrated with dating.  I was sick of the game and ready to just give up on it but then I was introduced to a great guy! He seems different than any guy I have dated before. He knows what he wants in life and is working hard to get there. He also treats me fantastic!!! Most guys want to hang out but he takes me on dates! It is a little too soon for details but I'm hoping this turns into something great! :)  I am so grateful for all the changes in my life.  It is amazing to know that someone else has a plan for me.  Life is great!  It seems each day is better than the last!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Change of Heart

Life is full of ups and downs.
Accomplishments and disappointments.
It is always unexpected and exciting.

Lately I have been feeling really down. I don't even know how to explain it. I have lost all motivation to do anything at all. I just go to work and come home and do absolutely nothing. What a bum!!

I have been in such a rut. I started writing this blog and then I left for institute and it was amazing. The teacher of the class is Sister Sheri Dew, can you believe that? She was fantastic! The entire lesson was just for me. All of the concerns and disappointments I had are gone. I know that I am still going to feel down sometimes but I am so grateful that I have the gospel in my life.

I love knowing that I have a Heavenly Father that loves me and is looking out for me. I know that he knows what is best for me and I need to have faith and rely on him.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Till We Meet Again

My Grandpa passed away November 27, 2011. My mom asked me to write what I thought of my Grandpa, this is what I came up with.

A few months ago I decided to visit my Grandparent's after work, little did I know that would be the last time I would see my Grandpa before he got sick. During this visit I was fortunate enough to have some one on one time with my grandparents. My Grandpa kept telling me how much he loved my Grandma and how amazing she is. I want to find a Man that loves me as much as my Grandpa loved my Grandma.

I remember going to lunch, Chinese-it was his favorite, with my grandpa shortly after I graduated high school. The entire meal he told me how proud he was of me and my siblings for our accomplishments but mostly for our desire to be good members of the church.

My Grandpa called me Veronica Lake after an actress he had loved, he thought that I looked like her. Every time he saw me he would say the same thing. "Chandra, I can't wait for tomorrow" I would respond, "Why is that Grandpa?" He would smile and say, "because you get prettier everyday!" He had a way of always making me feel loved and important.

He was an amazing man, I learned so much from him. I will miss him but am so grateful for the knowledge that our family can be together again.

R. Allen Taylor Jr.



"Loving Husband and Father"
Robert Allen Taylor Jr., 77, passed away November 27, 2011, at home with his loving wife by his side, in West Valley City, Utah.
Born March 12, 1934 in Richfield, Utah, son of Robert Allen Taylor Sr. and Myrtle Elizabeth Peterson. Married his high school sweetheart, Pharise Louise Christensen, August 20, 1955; solemnized January, 1965 in the Manti LDS Temple. A veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Retired from Hercules (ATK) after 34 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, road trips with his wife, and spending time with family. He had a special bond with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He held various church callings including membership clerk, a two year work mission, and years of temple service.
Survived by wife, Louise; children: Bruce (Tammy) Taylor; Cindy (Dennis) Hauser, Craig (Lisa) Taylor, Sheila (Charles) Moore; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Oldroyd, Betty Anderson and Bobby Hooper. Preceded in death by parents; son, Tony Allen; eight sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Jordan North 4th Ward, 4270 South Falcon Street (4145 W.). Viewings will be held Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Thursday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Petrified?!

Let me just tell you about the most scary night of my entire life!!!
...... Well a little background first.....
I am now living in a house with one roommate (super fun? YES!)
And we live in a little bit older house so sometimes it makes scary noises.
...... And back to the story.......
Last week on Sunday night I watched an extremely scary movie (I am not going to say the name of said movie) with two of my guy friends, Brady and Tyler. I was super scared and jumpy the entire movie and had a terrible time falling asleep when I got home but being the genius that I am I jumped at the opportunity to watch the second movie on Monday night. I got home around 12:30 and fell right asleep. I was sleeping peacefully when a loud crashing sound woke me up. I sat in bed listening to the scary sounds for a few minutes and then my door slowly opened... my first thought was that my roommate heard the noise too and was checking to see if I was in my room... so I whispered, "Jill?" No answer. "Jill?" Nothing... "Jill? Jill? Jill? Jill? Jill?" Each time I said her name it was a little faster, louder and higher pitched. By now I was petrified. I decided to look down the hall and see if I could see anything. So I turned on my cellphone flashlight and stood looking down the hall for a few minutes trying to decide what to do. I decided the best thing to do was shut my door, climb in bed, text Brady for help and pretend like nothing had happened. I was trying to fall asleep when my door slowly opened again. I turned the flashlight on and pointed at the door while screaming bloody murder... to my relief Brady, Jill and Tyler stood there laughing.
I guess Brady and Tyler were so entertained by my fear that they decided to play a little prank on me and had to get Jill involved too. Needless to say I didn't really sleep that night or the following night... but it was well worth it! Great prank but ya know what they say pay back is. ;)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Being an Aunt

I have been pretty busy lately! Mostly just work and church stuff. Have I mentioned how much I love my ward??? Well, let me just tell you! It is FANTASTIC! I am soo glad that I decided to give it a shot. It has been such a great experience. I have met so many wonderful, new friends. My Bishop is amazing and has been such a blessing in my life. My ward is always doing fun stuff! Sunday we always have something and end up playing games for hours! Monday is always FHE. This week we played Rockband and Just Dance at my house. It was a blast!!! Tuesday is institute and an activity. I have absolutely adored it. I am most excited though because my Bishop just announced that we are going to.... NAUVOO!!!!! How freakin' cool is that?! I am stoked!

Another thing that has been consuming my life is....
Being an Aunt!!!! I just got another new niece! She is such a chunk! Her name is Seja. She is too fun. I have been able to see my family so much lately! It has been a blast! A couple weekends ago I went to Smithfield to see Ciera and Stewart... Keags and Hayden, of course. It was such a great weekend! I always love spending time with them. Hayden is so fun right now, he is always doing such funny things. Here are a couple videos of him... don't mind my annoying talking and obnoxious laugh....
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Dustin and Kerri (and Libby and Toby) came up this past weekend. Libby came with us to Tyson's basketball game. She was so fun! We went to the bathroom and Libby was so funny about the hand blowdryer.

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Anyway, to sum it all up, my ward is awesome and I love being an Auntie.