Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pickle Claw

I opened a new jar today...

Extreme Makeover:Home Edition

Bonnie gave me a make over...You can't tell, but my face is super silver. They called it the "Tinman's girlfriend" look.


My new favorite thingChocolate covered sunflower seeds. Mmmm, delicious!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Sacrament Meeting

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to announce that in church yesterday, there was a visitor. "Who could be important enough to visit church and have Miranda post it on her blog?" you ask. Well, let me just tell you! It was President Thomas S. Monson! That's right! First counselor to President Hinckley!

Appearantly his grandaughter lives in this area, and also he had a bit of business in a neighboring city, so he came out for memorial day weekend.

He spoke in sacrament meeting. It was so amazing! I couldn't believe he was speaking in my chapel! His daughter also spoke. Sacrament meeting went rather long. He spoke almost an hour just by himself, but I was fine with that. It was wonderful!

I was sitting near the aisle when he walked in. He shook Elder and Sister Phippens hands, as I stood next to them, but didn't shake mine. Elder and Sister P. had to leave a bit early for other meetings, so I then got the very aisle. Once again, he walked by me without a handshake. As Nathan, Katie A., and I were leaving, Nate wanted to talk to Elder Poole (who baptized him about a year ago). Elder Poole, unknown to us, was standing next to President Monson's rental car. President Monson came out with his family and body guards and walked past us, kind of glanced at us, and walked towards his car. He stopped just before he got in, turned around, and shook my hand. Then he talked to us briefly. It was so awesome!

Three apostles down, nine more to go!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Aunt Val

On the way back from Mystic, there was an accident and we got stuck in traffic. Aunt Val, rather than be bored, took her hairpieces and stuck them straight up and began dancing and waving to all the cars next to us. We got some pretty good looks. I think it's genetic.

Mystic Seaport

The ladies and I went down to the Olde Mystic Villiage and toured the seaport. We met this character actress who pretended she lived back in the day. I want her dress.

Ships Ahoy!

We got to tour old boats.
Sleeping arrangements...cozy.
Anna and Jenny navigated.
I did all the grunt work
...and shot cannons...

Anchors Away!

Mom, Jenny, Anna, Val, Me, and Leah(in the phone)

Anchors Weigh

Monday, May 22, 2006

My love affair with penguins

Searching Down Unda!


And he shall be my squishy

Where's Nemo?

Cool Sealife


Atop the Empire State
St. Patricks Cathedral. It's gorgeous in there!
I thought this was a statue in Times Square, but then it moved. Scared me so bad I blasted my pants fo sho!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I look so good

This is to make up for all the below pictures. I tried curling my hair.

Monday, May 01, 2006

I'm the funniest person I know

A bunch of pictures taken of me recently...

Sarah and I were, uh, hyper one night, and this was the result..
My job requires I jump on the trampoline. I love my job!
Sarah and I played "Pretty Pretty Princess"

How many straws can I fit in my mouth?