Tuesday, May 26, 2009


So, I'll be better at leaving comments, if you will too. I think I need to not have any expectations, then I won't be dissapointed. I'll be better and so should you ..... okay?

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I am a little, okay a lot, frustrated with the blogging world. I feel like I post good stuff and really put a lot of thought into what I post, and then what do I get in return - NOTHING! Now, I am not saying that I only blog to get something out of it, but I am begining to think that no one is reading my blog. I love my sister Emily's blog and check it at least every other day, but why does she get a million comments when she tells a dumb story and I get nothing. We could tell the same dumb story and she would get 10 comments while I would get none, okay maybe 1. It is really frustating. I feel like no one cares about what I write. I guess if that is true, I will stop blogging. The Beatles were right, "All You Need Is Love", and I have not been getting any love from the blogging world. Blogging is begining to blow!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

100th Post

This video has nothing to do with this being my 100th post, I just thought it was cute and I know my mom will love it. Isabel is such a cute kid. I sure love her a lot.

So, this is my 100th post. I know what you are all thinking, "I did my 100th post like a year ago, what a loser Renee is for just hitting that now." Well, I am a loser. Just kidding. I actually don't know why it took me so long. Maybe it's all the moving I've been doing and so many changes in my life. Anyway, I am finally here at my 100th post. Normally most people post 100 things about themselves, but I have decided not to do this. Instead I am going to write about funny things about me. I'm not sure how long the list will be, sometimes I am pretty funny. So here goes my list of funny things about me (some things you may know, others you may not):

1. I have 2 birth certificates. One says my birthday is Feb 26th and the other says Feb 29th. When I asked my mom about it a few years ago she said, "I don't remember, you were my 6th child. I think it was the 26th." So, I am either 29 years old or I am 7 years old.

2. I have screws in my right knee. I have always had horrible knees and in 2004 I had a major surgery where they moved bone and then placed 2 screws in my knee. I can feel the heads of them and when it gets cold my knee is always a little stiff.

3. I have never gotten a speeding ticket, but I have crashed into 2 cars (within 6 months). I think this is funny because I am a speeder sometimes. My poor dad had just fixed the car when I totalled it. That car ended up looking pretty ugly.

4. I started the cheerleading squad at my high school in Ghana. I did this to get out of P.E. It was me and a few other girls. We got uniforms and everything. We never had one practice and never went to a single sports event, we didn't even have sporting events at my school. But, I did get an "A" in P.E. that year. Go Ghana International School!

5. I got malaria in Ghana and the mumps in Taiwan. This isn't super funny, but more weird. I was immunized and still got the mumps and I was taking anti-malaria medication and still got malaria. I am prone to get everything. I am suprised I haven't gotten the swine flu yet.

6. While getting my wisdom teeth pulled I was picking up on my dentist. This is kind of embarassing, but I remember looking up and saying, "You have such beautiful eyes" and then thinking in my head, "what are you saying you idiot, stop talking." I love gas at the dentists office.

7. I threw up during the national anthem at a BYU football game with my brother Sam. If you were sitting across the stadium, you could have seen the people running away from me. It was not a pretty picture. To make it worse, my brother pushed my head down so the throw-up wouldn't go every where, but that meant that I threw up all over myself. I was covered from head to toe.

I actually can't think of anymore, but I know there are lots more. If you think of any, please share in a comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What have you Done?

I got this list from my cousin Erika. It was really fun- just copy and paste it into your own blog, then bold or italicize the things you have done!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (the airport counts, right?)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (with others at the hospital)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Made amends with someone who offended you
101. Flew in a small Cessna plan with just you and the pilot
102. Ran out of gas
103. Eaten fried okra
104. Swam in the Caribbean Sea
105. Peed in a swimming pool
106. Rented a beach house
107. Hosted an exchange student
108. Been a Secret Santa to a family in need
109. Worked on a political campaign
110. Coached a sports team
111. Gone kayaking in the ocean
112. Been on a nationally-televised game show
113. Been stung by a scorpion
114. Served a full-time church mission

Now add something that isn't on this list and keep it going!

Monday, May 4, 2009


I am sure everyone is tired of seeing my finger, but I have never had an injury quite like this one. I can't believe how quickly it is healing, however, it just keeps getting uglier. Now the skin is falling/peeling off. It is so sensitive and still somewhat painful. I don't think my finger will ever be the same. On a side note, today I was mowing the lawn and when I got done I noticed that my thumb hurt, I looked at it and there was a nice blister on the pad of my finger. On the same hand as my ugly finger. My poor right hand is nearly useless. My poor ring finger healing
My thumb and mowing blister

Friday, May 1, 2009

Healing Nicely

So, incase you didn't read my last post, I burned my finger badly the other day. I did not pop the blister, instead it popped itslef. The pressure increased so much that my finger looked like old faithful, it actually sprayed out like a hose. It was crazy. Then the small blister on top got caught on something and tore. I am suprised that it looks as good as it does. It is still a little sensative, but over-all good. I think I might get a little scar, but I'm okay with that. Nothing like a battle wound from making doughnuts.