[.someday is not a day of the week.]

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What did you do in 2011 that you have never done before?
Well let's just say I've never graduated college before, and I did that:)
I worked my freaking butt off my last year of school.  There was never a minute where I wasn't doing anything.

I shot my first new born sessions with my cute neice and nephew.

I landed the job of my dreams at Lifelong Fitness.

I ran my first half marathon.

I ran my first 10k dirty dash race.

I ran my first 5k midnight run.

I purchased an 8 week old pup.

I went to girls camp, not as a youth.

I put red in my hair.

I burned a textbook!

I purchased an expensive camera.

I said "see you in two years" to my little brother.
Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions and will you make more for 2011?
Well, I kept most of them and I will always make more.
What countries did you visit this year?
Only the one I live in.
What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
.More love for certain people in my life.
.A better relationship with my Savior.

.No more tuition payments.

.An iphone.

What day will be etched in your memory?
The day Jake left to the MTC.
The day I found out I was pregnant.
The moment I knew I miscarried.
The day I got a 34% on a test.
The day I graduated.
What was your biggest struggle this year?
Trying to mend some broken relationships.
What was your biggest achievement this year?
Obvious.  December 9, 2011.

What was the best thing you bought this year?

Where did most of your money go?
Still going towards rent, car payment, and tuition!

What did you get really excited about this year?
Signing up for races!
What songs will remind you of 2011?
Party Rock Anthem
Sexy and I know it
Look at me now
(embarrassing post to come)
Just a Kiss
Honey Bee
Compared to last year, are you: much happier, much nicer, or richer?
Happier and hopefully nicer, I'm hoping one day to be richer but I'm happy for now.

What do you wish you had done more of?
Writing Jake.  Reading.

What do you wish you had done less of?

Did you fall in love this year?
Not only more in love with Lance but also with the feeling I get after a killer workout.

What was your favorite television program of 2011?
Freakin Vampire Diaries.What did you want and get this year?
A Camera :)
What was the best movie you saw this year?

Crazy Stupid Love
Real Steel
and I can't wait to see
The Vow

What did you do for your birthday and how old did you turn?
Had a few celebrations for dinner and turned 23.
What would have made your year more satisfying?
Having more cute workout clothes!!

How would you describe your personal fashion statement this year? 
Besides workout clothes, I occasionally wear jeans and a normal shirt.  Next year my goal is to be more fashionable :)

What kept you sane this year?
Faith. It always keeps me going knowing that things will be okay and turn out how they are supposed to. It's normally one thing after the other so if I didn't trust that it'd be okay, I probably wouldn't be okay.

Lance also helped in this area.  He has been the one to deal with my insanity during the semesters.
What celebrity did you fancy most this year?
Stefan....oh I meant, Paul Wesley
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Hello there sexy!
Who did you miss this year?

Who were the best new people you met this year?
Lets go with Amanda and her cute family.

Also, Reagan Amy Fischer and Harrison Mathias Fischer!
And Jenna.. I met her long before, but this year I've really gotten to know her :)

What is a valuable lesson you learned this year?

I've learned many lessons this year and sure I will just keep learning more.
I know that everything happens for a reason, and the Lord knows exactly what he's doing. You can't control life, you can only live it. You cannot appreciate the good in life without having the bad. Happiness is a choice. Don't let failure go to your heart, and don't let success go to your head. The truth always comes out, so you might as well start with it from the beginning. And, people are gonna talk, so give them something to talk about.

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie.
Change your thoughts, change your world.

Awareness and ego cannot coexist.
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.My Resolutions for 2012.
focus more on others
establish a strong[er]  savings
keep the house clean
be more organized, and this time I really mean it.
Have a new experience
Run more races
Not only make homemade meals, but make them healthy and not only healthy but enjoyable [mostly for lance]
make my own gym shirts
pass my CPT test
{communicate with my Father in Heaven daily}
maintain a healthy life[style]

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  Ours was the usual, running from place... to place... to place every two hours...

[.too many disappointments are usually a sign of too many expectations.]

We started off the Christmas season by going ice skating with Jenna and Katie and going to see the lights down at Temple Square with my family.  

It was a little difficult to try and get my leg up on skates, so I used a little assistance!

Just took the pup for an hour long walk down legacy trail...Have you ever tried to pull back 85 pounds chasing after a flock of flying birds??  I'm sure someone got a few laughs.

Being out of school I feel lazy.  I don't want to do anything.  I feel like all I've done is go-go-go now it is nice to just sit and enjoy some lazy time watching Vampire Diaries.


[.go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined.]

[.saying some goodbyes]
(this is not a duplicate post, it just may seem like it)

Dear Highway 89 - 
I've seen you almost everyday for the last 5 years and I think it is time we go our seperate ways.  You've caused many miles on my cars, which only equals out to be money, in gas.  We can still be friends, it just might be more like aquaintences.  I can't thank you enough for watching over me and saving my butt from speeding tickets.  So long.

Dear parking pass -
You've been by my side for about 1825 days.  You've put up with my singing outbursts, have heard many phone conversations and no matter your mood, you're always purple.  I'm sorry to say, this is where our relationship must end and i'm glad to never see you again.  I know that was harsh.  I hope you understand.

Dear tuition payments - 
I must say you make me proud.  Proud in two ways; one, to know that you are over, and two to proudly admit that I never needed a student loan for you.  I'm pretty sure that is the only reason I ever liked you.  Yep, it is.

Dear Weber State University - 
You've given me new people in my life that I will never forget and I can't thank you enough for that.  I appreciate your honesty in letting me know how stupid or forgetful I can be at times.  You've taught me more than enough times the meaning of patience and discipline.  You will forever be a memory.

Love these girls to pieces!
Bachelors of Science in Human Performance Management with an emphasis in Wellness and Nutrition minor.

I think this is funny

Not only did I get my Bachelors but Jenna got her Associates!

Grateful to have him support me through all thirteen semesters of college.  He put up with a one ornery Kendra when my procrastination habits kicked in!
Happened frequently.

I'm grateful to all those who came and supported me as well.
I will post more pictures when I get them from other people.

Now that I'm finished, I spent all day yesterday on a "shopping spree" for myself.  When I have money burning in my pocket I somehow can't find one thing I want.  Therefore ended up spending it to get my Christmas shopping done for good!  Then to end the day went and bought myself some new kicks!  Now I can enjoy the Christmas season!

How could I forget??

Dear Rudy-
Now that Mama is done, she can spend less time on the computer and more time hiking, running and playing tug-a-war with you!

I sure love the men in my life!


[.a person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.]

It's up!  My tree is finally decorated!  After about an hour of putting up the lights 2 strands decided to go out on me.  So since the last weekend in November my poor tree sat there with non-working strands hanging off the tree.  Now, without loads of homework, I finally finished it.  I decided to try something different this year, so unfortunately our red and green stockings and skirt don't match our cute glittery bright ornaments.  Maybe next year.

Anyway, I still love it :)

With orange peels and cinnamon boiling on the stove, it smells like Christmas.

[.you can't judge my choices without knowing my reasons.]

Today has been a crazy day.  I had just fallen asleep about midnight last night (yes that is very late for me just ask Jenna ;) when I was startled at 1:10 am when Rudy went busting to the front door to see what was going on barking like crazy.  Lance and I figured it was just from the wind.  All through the night Rudy and I were wide awake hoping our house would stay put on the ground.  I finally got out of bed around 5:45, the first thing I heard before I even got out the door was lance saying, "Don't get blown away."  I walked outside to start my car, Rudy's dog house was in a completely different spot, the bbq grill was flipped over, all 4 garbage cans were tipped upside down and leaves were flying everywhere.  Luckily I made it to work dodging tree branches along the way.  On the way home I felt like I was back on my honeymoon in our cruise ship because my car was rocking back and forth so badly!  As I sat at the street light at my exit, I prayed they would not land on me.  They were swaying at least 3 or 4 feet.  I finally made it home and the power was still out from when I left, the house was starting to get cold, and I was really dreading going to school, so I made the decision to opt out.  Right after my class had started, I received voice mails and texts galore informing me that there was too much debris and to stay sheltered.  So that I did...kinda.  Lance and I went for a drive to go down to his parents and ended up turning around the wind was so bad.  Trees were falling over, flag poles were bent in half, power lines were flying over our car, semis tipped over blocking the freeway, shingles flying past our heads, the list goes on.  I had so much homework to get done and no internet connection (or even computer power for that matter) whatsoever.  I was somewhat okay with taking the day completely off but still really wanted to get my homework done.  So I was grateful my clients wanted the day off as well so I could go down with lance to his parents, and that way I would at least have a computer, let alone internet.  Needless to say, I'm glad to be alive and have a house that is still attached to its foundation.

In other news, tomorrow is my last day of class!  Then all I have is 2 finals and I'm done.  Freaking done.

Thanksgiving was fun.  It was just me this year since Lance had to work and it was my dad's year.  So I went down a little early to help set up for about 20-30 people to come over.  It was absolutely scrumptious!

Last night, Randy took us to the Aggies basketball game!  Unfortunately they lost but it was still lots of fun.  Claire was as cute as could be cheering for her team.  Aaaannndd, Lance bought me some cinnamon roasted almonds. Mmm.  I was a happy camper.