December 30, 2010

a new year ..

2011 here we come!

i love this mormon message about the New Year.
not only is it funny but it contains truth.

each day is about moving forward.
not looking back.

the only way to progress in life is to look to the future.
when we go forward with faith we are filled with hope and purpose which brings us happiness.


Happy New Year!

[a future post will be made about 2010. but not in a looking back sort of way! in a long live the memories sort of way!]

December 28, 2010

nice on your ears ..

this song is good.

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

best season of the year!

when we all focus more on the Savior Jesus Christ!
i love it.

marmie and i are the only Warners at Casa 418 S. Mayflower Ave now ..

we wish you love and happiness!

also ..

it is SO nice to be WITH my family and not just TALK to them over the phone.
i am loving loving loving it.
[but i still miss wisconsin at the same time.]

BUT ..

us Warners are full of fun.
just sayin!
its making everything the best.

now if L&A would just stay longer ..
and H&B too ..

marime and i will hold down the fort on mayflower.

enjoy these Christmas videos courtesy  


i love this one about the Christmas Spirit!


December 23, 2010

pretty sure i am famous ..

but really.
i could be.
after you watch this.

ok. seriously.
i am not.

thank you to marcello for asking catherine, haylie and i to be a part of the newest 
video for their song Bear Trap.

the stars were matt heder and tejah and they were oh so good!

it was a pleasure to learn more about stop action and to pretend to be a robot.
i loved our time in dowtown LA and meeting new people.

watch and enjoy!

marcello .. YOU ROCK.
eyes lips eyes .. your music is like sugar.

thank you.

December 15, 2010

thursday is the best day of this week ..

why you ask?
there are many reasons 12.16.10 is marked in many red circles on my calendar.

it is the start of reunions / celebrations / love all around.

let me show you ..

#1. Laura & Alex

they are flying in the eve of the 16th.
welcome back to LA.
i have missed my big sister oh so much.

we will talk. cuddle. eat. shop. laugh.
and so much more.
i will be waiting for you at the airport ready for a big squeeze! 

#2. Jacob Barlow

this guy is driving in on the 16th.
luckily he has his sister kim for company this time.

i really like when he is in california.

#3. Robbie & Hannah Hamill

i havent been in the Hamill presence for over 2 YEARS.
that is just TOO long.

they fly in on the 24th and you can bet i will be right at the Terrill home that afternoon for a long overdue hug and reunion!

#4. Braden & Heather Hatch

my H&B.
they are driving in from the AZ on Christmas Eve.
this makes my heart SO happy.

the little puppy will sadly not be accompanying them on this road trip.
maybe another time.  

#5. Warner Christmas 2010

this was my LAST Christmas at home before my mission.

2 years away from my family at Christmas time has been hard but so wonderful at the same time.

instead of calling and hearing their voices like the past 2 Christmas' the Warners will all be TOGETHER!

this is what Christmas is all about.
being together.
celebrating the Savior Jesus Christ.

i love this time of year.
i am so grateful my mission helped me realize how precious this season really is.

i am SO excited my family will ALL BE together.
i cant say it enough.

these next weeks of family & friends is gonna be the best.

December 08, 2010

"cat, we live a really good life .."

monday night cat and i were driving home from watching brandt, hill j, taylor and my tv debut


if you havent seen it yet go click >>> HERE.
yes we are pretty much famous!

as we were driving i just said to cat ..
"cat, we live a really good life .."

its true.
my little face has been so smiley lately and full of joy.

so many reasons contribute to this happiness.

best family.
best friends.
best church family.
best job.
best life.

those are my reasons in condensed form.

cat sent me this song ..

this is a good life.


December 07, 2010

something about us ..

daft punk has my heart.

December 05, 2010

9 .. 9 .. 9 ..

imma counter.
imma date rememberer.
imma nostalgic.

today marks another month of being home from the wmm.
"on my mission .."
i am officially dubbed that person. i love it.
thank you mama hood!

but seriously.
i LOVE remembering things.

9 months in sister missionary time is kinda a BIG deal.
it is the HALF WAY MARK.
it begins the down slope on your time left as a missionary.

its a sad time.
you have less days than more.
time starts going double fast.

this was taken the morning of my 9 months.
it was nina bentlys birthday.
we were invited to the birthday breakfast tradition of their chocolate chip zucchini cake and morning scripture reading.
the older girls worked at culvers.
our fav.
they gifted US that day with a scoopie soccer ball.
love the bentlys.

this also marked the ending of my first transfer of training this little girl.
[sister] virgina may "little j" johnson
she is a gem.
luckly we got to stay together for 2 more transfers AFTER this photo was taken.
a total of 4.5 months of complete lovin and hard workin!


back to the present .. 
9 months being home has felt awful fast as well.
where has the time really gone?

a 9a - 6p job.
evenings with Marmie.
best friend time with MelCat.
the gospel of jesus christ and g7.

good things right?

this weekend i had a special little blessing!

this little girl came to LA!
well Anaheim. same thing. almost. 
she came to Disneyland for the weekend with her sister and bro in law.

yes i was chubby on my mission.
too much culvers!

i am a lucky girl.
i spent my 9 month mark at home with the same person i spent my 9 month mark with in the wmm!

her family let me use her sisters ticket to get in D-Land for some time with her!
we watched World of Color ..
while i stood playing with her hair we reminisced of our beloved Wiscons.

we talked about what we were doing last year.
we both had this look in our eyes that we completely understood each other and where our hearts would rather be.

BUT ..
at the same time there was an overwhelming peace to both of us about being home. 
her holding her sleeping nephew.
me playing with her hair.
 standing there watching the better than Bellagio water show.
being the best of friends always.

life is good.

some things i know ..

i see blessings every single day because of my mission.
i understand more completely eternal families and my family means everything to me.
being home with them, talking to them everyday means the world to me.

imma continue to remember everything.
it makes me smile.

December 04, 2010

lovin on my 9a-6p ..

i am the office manager for Belle n' Beau Photography ..

and i love it.

i do all sorts of office work.
i design wedding albums.
i critique rays photos and editing.
i help clients make their final and important decision on which image should be there 30x40 over their fireplace.

its a big deal.

i smile as i get to know families.
see how much their babies grow every 3, 6, 9, 12 months they come in!
talk with high school seniors about college.

that takes me to this fine eve ..
Belle n' Beau Photography is contracted to Alverno High School.
it is a private Catholic all girls school in Sierra Madre.

Ray photographs the seniors, sporting events, masses & their dances.

Winter Formal 2010
"Merry Masquerade"

this was the theme we had to work with.
Ray put me in charge of the backdrop.

here it is.
i really love it. 

i even sewed the burgundy fabric backdrop.
i need some major sewing lessons btw.

needless to say it was a fun week in the office.
stress of making these masks.
putting together holiday orders that every client wants right now!
ordering. ordering. ordering.

also there was lizard in my office today!
i put it under a cup and left a note for Ray to deal with it when he got back.

tonight turned out awesome.
i loved that the seniors came up to me just to say hello and chat.
it was a good time all around.
i love my job.

AND ..

on a completely unrelated sidenote ..

 cat and i were discussing fb.

yes. yes. yes.
you all know cat and i love our little fb banter 

BUT ..
this is on my mind and just has to be said.

cat said it first and i was oh so glad.
we exchanged some texts about it.

here is my rant.
disagree with me. hate me. or like me.
like me is the best option.
anyways this is just my opinion.
and my blog.


1. its fb.

2. if you really want to do something go help out at a womans shelter. or volunteer as a guardian ad litem. dont just change your fb profile pic.

3. when this fb photo changes the status reads something as follows .. "Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood, to raise awareness for ending violence against children. Until Monday, Dec 6th of 2010, there should be no human faces onfacebook, but an invasion of memories! *JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCEON CHILDREN!*" the part that gets me is this is against child abuse. children who are abused usually DO NOT have any good childhood memories. just think about that for a moment. and then tell me WHY you would put up a childhood cartoon to help fight child abuse.

so that is my rant. 
there may be more but we will stick to those 3 points.

if we really want to do something more to evoke change we must get of fb and actually  DO something about it.

the end.

December 01, 2010


welcome to december!

original tv was so much cooler!