Middle-name Meme

My dad did not give ANY of the GIRLS in our family, middle names...Which always "irked" me. He always said that when we would marry, our maiden name would become our middle name, which did not make me feel any better growing up. (I think it was because his first three kids were girls, and this was a way for his name to live on, if he didn't have a son...which he ended up getting at the end!)

When I was in fourth grade, we were assigned to decorate a name tag, and tell about our name and its origins...Well, being the creative child who makes her own destiny, I proudly labeled and decorated my card, and tacked it to the bulletin board for parent's night.

Imagine their surprise when they found my card, and proudly inserted as my middle name was "Beth," (after my grandmother's name "Elizabeth") between my first and last names!

So..in that tradition...My "faux" middle name is:

B: Bodacious--audacious; bold or brazen--unmistakable.
E: Eccentric--Departing from a recognized, conventional, or
established norm or pattern.

T: Task master--I love being in charge of projects--
I do not care for lazy people...especially when they are my children!

H: Honest--If I think it, believe it, see it, I SAY it!!


This is the Place...(on Sept. 5th...)

Sorry I have not been writing...Along with school starting this past week, it has just been CRAZY! So, here is a sneak peak at my new home...We close on Sept. 5th, and when we finally move in, I will know that it is REALLY happening, and want to post more pics...So for the time being...



1) Survived Girls Camp--It was AMAZING!!
2) Put an offer on a home--Spiritual manifestation--Guidance divine
3) Leaving for San Diego--FIRST family trip outside of Utah, and not hinged on hubby's work! Beach, San Diego Zoo & Sea World!
4) Feeling mighty blessed...

See ya in a week!


the Fray are my "Wonderwall..."

We went and saw "The Fray" last night at the Usana Amphitheater...It was MAGNIFICIENT!!

These guys are SO TALENTED!! And the lyrics to their songs are beautiful, and real. They shared new songs they have written, as well as one tribute to Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" which was GENIUS!

I've seen a lot of concerts, and the encores these musicians did was SPECTACULAR!! They had the a whole chunk of the front row go up on stage with them and sing the song, "Over My Head," and the lighting effects they used for the closing song, "Look After You" was magical, and illuminating. They incorporated Oasis' chorus from "Wonderwall":

" Because maybe,

You're gonna be the one who saves me?

And after all,

You're my wonderwall..."

It then melts into:

"It's always have and never hold
You've begun to feel like home

What's mine is yours to leave or take

What's mine is yours to make your own

Oh, oh,
Oh, oh,
Be my baby
Oh, oh, oh "


(You know for a fact there's a mom out there who is saying, "I'm SO GLAD I made him take piano lessons!!")