Sunday, November 21, 2010

100 Things

Since it is the season of Thanksgiving I decided I would make a list of 100 things (in no particular order) that I am thankful for. This might be a challenge, but I think I can do it. Whenever I feel down I play this game in my head where I list my blessings. It usually helps me to snap out of my bad moods. So this is a way to put it down on paper or I mean the internet.

Thankful I wasn't a pioneer. I don't think it would have made it to the West alive!

1. My Husband Josh
2. Testimony
3. My house
4. The Yard
5. my baby kittens Yetti and Gnarly
6. America
7. Utah
8. San Diego
9. Mom
10. Dad
11. Michelle
12. All of my in-laws
13. Good Health
14. Apple
15. the internet
16. email
17. Facebook
18. My job
19. My BFA degree
20. My Car
21. My Car's heated seats
22. Gloves
23. my jackets
24. jeans
25. H&M
26. food
27. Target
28. Crate & Barrel
29. Prayer
30. my Calling
31. Friends
32. People that care
33. Temples
34. The Sun
35. Summer
36. Snowboarding
37. Burton Feather
38. Sundays
39. Friday Night
40. fate
41. water
42. dove dark chocolate
43. Lolita's California Burritos
44. In-n-Out in Centerville, UT
45. Jesus Christ
46. The Scriptures
47. Movies
48. TV
49. Skateboarding
50. Art
51. Graphic Design
52. Organization
53. Proactive
54. Clinique
55. Ice Cream
56. Books & Stories
57. Heavenly Father
58. Sleepy Cats
59. Kids
60. The Elderly
61. Glasses
62. Beach
63. Body boarding
64. sea shells
65. Fall Leaves
66. apple "z"
67. shift apple "z"
68. blonde hair
69. maps
70. sleep
71. bonfires
72. parties
73. guacamole
74. freedom of religion
75. freedom of speech
76. doctors
77. knowledge
78. choices
79. missionaries
80. baptism
81. the color green
82. shorts
83. laughter
84. looking on the brightside
85. rock and roll
86. concerts & live music
87. legs and walking
88. towels
89. fleece
90. purses
91. humor
92. sarcasm
93. snow
94. service
95. games
96. charm
97. grandparents
98. 3 meals a day, everyday
99. smiling
100. hugs from josh

Once again no particular order. This shows how jumpy my thoughts are. I bet I could have gone to 200!

This concludes 100 Things Natalie is thankful for.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Facebook

Josh and I went to the theaters last Monday and saw the Social Network. I loved this movie. I'm not afraid to admit that Facebook is a big part of my life (you so know it's a big part of yours too). I loved how it went through the making of Facebook, through the lawsuits and most of all the genius of it. The script was awesome.

Facebook initially was set up as a social network for Harvard students in 2004. It then grew to include other universities. I remember when you had the have a college .edu email address from a list of schools that Facebook approved. When BYU-I was added to the list I signed up. It was pretty cool back in 2005 when it was exclusively only for certain colleges. Now anyone can join. So I can basically say I was an early pioneer of Facebook.

I love Facebook because it allows you to stay connected with your friends and family. I would have lost touch with tons of my friends if it hadn't been for facebook. I love how easy it is to stay in touch with people and find out whats going on in the world. Plus you have to love some of your friends status updates!

If you haven't seen the movie, go see it! As much as some people don't like it, Facebook is changing the way we interact with each other. I believe its an important part of life today. Think about how many conversations start with, "did you see what So-And-So posted on Facebook?"

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rockerween (Halloween 2010)

Halloween was a blast! Cody and beth did a halloween party at their house and it was so much fun!

Josh and I were members of the band Falcon Quest. Falcon Quest is our rockband band. I made us custom Falcon Quest shirts. Forever 21 and a few other odds and ends did the rest. We had a good time putting our outfits together. I laughed so hard when Josh donned the blond wig!

Yoda and Princess Leia. This was Yodas first halloween party and I think he handled it pretty well. In my opinion he was the best dressed baby!

Kate & Dustin. Dustin stayed in character the whole night. It was awesome.

The Ericksons in their Star Wars costumes complete with light sabers!

Us and Dr. Horrible (who won best costume).

Josh Rockin the drums.

Cody and Beth.

Rockband. What would a party be like without Rockband?

Do you love my lace gloves?

Eyeore and Trevor or I mean Trevor and Jessie.

2010 Halloween was a success. I can't wait for next years!