Thursday, November 5, 2009


As you can see I have struggled with updating my blog, mainly because lately, I'm struggling to even breath once in a while. What comes first really? Blogging or breathing? I choose blogging. I have decided to take on everything possible my senior year. I currently have 3 jobs, I work at Arizona Rehab Monday through Friday as a filer. After work on Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach my friend Sabrina, dance. Thursday night after dance, I have night school at Mcc. Then Saturday I work at sweet cakes! And I guess you could say I have 3 and a half jobs because I do hair out of my house about once a week. Typically I don't get home every day till about 6 thirty, Tuesday nights 8 thirty and school nights 10. Through all of this I have to keep up with mountain view classes, and Evit! You could say I get a little stressed, but don't get me wrong....I LOVE BEING BUSY! It has been great, I haven't pulled my hair out yet, so I'm thinking this is doing me lots of good. I finally have money to save, money to name it! I love feeling like I have been productive at the end of every day. What keeps me organized is my handy little 'check list' book. I've had it for about a year and its completely torn up. I would be lost with out it! I make a check list every single night! For the dumbest things, wake up at this time, eat this for breakfast. Then the important things like an appointment at this time, or don't forget this. I even make sure to add, make someones day, or be kind! If you are not a planner, I promise you, your life will feel easier! Go to barns and noble and buy a cute little planner. I even added my dreams, and goals!

As for my life outside the working mode, things are going great! I am loving every second of hair school. We are currently preparing for the upcoming hair show. It is a masquerade, and we chose to make our model a Zebra. I'm really excited because last year I was the model so i didn't get the opportunity to do the hair. This year I am the stylist! I get to do whatever I please. Last week we had crazy hair day and my friend Sabrina chose to make mine wacky! It turned out pretty cool. My sister Rachel is in town for a whole month, my mom and I will take care of her and Myles while she is sick with pregnancy. She is a trooper! Halloween...let down like always. My costume was a disaster because the main part(my fangs) would not stay on my teeth! So instead of being a sexy vampire, I ended up looking like a hooker. Oh well, what can you do! My friends and I decided to go to a 'fun' party....ya not fun at all! I'm bummed I missed out on the Madsen tradition of having a bonfire out front with family and neighbors. Although, I did get to see the pumpkin catch on fire, in flames on the porch. That was exciting, and probably the highlight of my night. Halloween is probably my least favorite holiday. I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Who doesn't love the good food, family, and decorations?! It brings me so much joy! I am so thankful for my health, family, and my cute missionary! Christian is now serving in New Jersey, and loving every second of his mission. He is continuing to make me proud, and freezing his buns off. Boy do I love than man! Life has been real good to me, and I couldn't be happier!

The girl on the left, Aubry Hiatt, her teeth worked!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Rachel, WIllie, and Shaley!!

Rachel- I hope you feel better on your special day! I'm reserving a sister day for you and I. 'Last chance' and Nordstroms Cafe here we come :)

Willie- I miss you dearly, and don't get to see you enough. Hope your Trojans have a season full of victory!!

Shaley- My newest sister! I hope your day is stress free of wedding chaos, and can't wait to party with you in AZ!!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love all of you!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Dream & Goal

For about a year and a half my dream has been to go to African to teach little kids English! I have heard of many people's experiences, all of whom, have had great things to say. I love love love children, and my favorite subject is English. So what better idea than to do two things I love in a beautiful country! It would be such an amazing experience, and eye opener. I watched 'Oprah Winfrey's Academy for African Girls' documentary and was in tears through the whole video! These poor kids are so sweet, bright and hopeful, but they have no opportunities. They need help over there! Yes I know parts of Africa are unsafe and filled with disease. But I assure all of you (mom) that the program I go through will keep me in good hands! Each pay check I get, I save it under all of my socks. I am a long way off, but I will not give up! The Program I am looking into is not cheap, but luckily I've heard of alternatives, like sponsors. If anyone out there has information for me, PLEASE let me know! I Would love any advice. I WILL MAKE IT TO AFRICA!! No matter what is takes :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thanks to my new trainer Natalie!

So for the past week and a half I have been on a STRICT, and I mean STRICT diet. I have done really good, and I'm so proud of myself. I've got lots of motivation for the following up coming events: Romans wedding, Homecoming, and my big 18Th birthday! Natalie is my cheerleader, and pushes me beyond control! She doesn't even know it, but if she wasn't cheering me on I would've given up by now! Tonight I wanted to go running with her. Let me tell you a little something about me....I'm not one of those "let's just go on a nice long run!" every step is a struggle. I'm not equipped with good running shoes, and my body feels like an elephant running against wind! So you can imagine my horror when Natalie says "Lets just run really far!" Of course we ran walked ran (She's a trooper for walking with me!) But we went a total of about 6 miles and that is a lot for me! I've ran 7 before when I got a 'runners high' but that was a one time thing! So thank you Nanny Poo! With out you I would be chowing down on Ramen, Reeses Puffs, and any fast food! Ah yummy. Anybody out there trying to eat healthy....if I can do it, I SWEAR you can.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I hope you have a fabulous day. You are such a great example to me! You've showed me how to be confident, strong, and indepented! I love you more than anything :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Santa Barbra

I took a trip out to visit one of my very best friends, Alexandra Gibbs. She's been my friend since 8Th grade and she recently moved to Santa Barbra. I was so excited to see her, but getting to Santa Barbra wasn't easy, and took about 8 hours...I didn't drive! My flight to Burbank was delayed 10 minuets so I missed my already scheduled train to SB by about 5 minuets. This led to me waiting 3 hours for the next train... BY MYSELF! But let me tell ya, the wait was so worth it. My first time on a train was so much fun. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. When I finally made it to Sb the Gibbs' family had so much fun in store for me! We went to the beach, shopped down state street, went out to eat at fun restaurants. It also happened to be "fiesta" week (A huge holiday celebrated all weekend there). One of the traditions is to smash a confetti egg on some one's head? And all along state street they had swap meets of Mexican Good's, & foods, you name it. It was all so fun, Thanks so much Alexandra for letting me come out!!

Alexandra is an amazing Photographer, I was her model for a class assignment for Brooke's Institute where she is attending!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Finally an UPDATE:

Well This whole blogging thing has been harder to keep up than I thought! But here is what I've failed to post over the past couple months....

Elder Christian Cade Larson Is officially a missionary and making me so proud in the Mtc. Since he will be learning Spanish he will be there till September, then off to Philly! I've gotten 2 letters from him so far, and I can already tell it's going to be so great for me to have his spiritual letters come once a week! And writing him is so much fun. He has been there 3 weeks and can already say his testimony and prayers in Spanish. What girlfriend am I if I don't brag about him right?! how happy I am for that handsome man, but saying goodbye, was definitely one of the hardest things that I've ever been through so far in my life! These two years better fly by!!

This was the last picture we took, and it was such a perfect last memory. He woke me up early one morning and we watched the sunrise on my roof. The early morning explains the tired faces :)

To keep my mind off Christian being gone, My best friend Kiley Brown Invited me to go with her family to stay in her Grandma's condo in Coronado. It was just the trip I needed. On a little island, the fun things to do were Bike rides all around town. Ice cream at 'moo time', pedi and manicures, trips into sandiego city for shopping, and my favorite, late night talks on the beach every night! Kiley also sent off a missionary so it's our favorite thing to of course talk about them! All in all, the trip was so much fun. Thanks to the Browns for letting me come.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Double Tree Inn

A couple weeks ago my friends and I decided to take a little vakay to Scottsdale and spend the night in a fun hotel! We got on price line and won a great deal at the Double Tree Inn! I loved that it was based as an outside hotel but it was still really nice. Of course we spent the first couple hours just getting dolled up to hit up a local yogurt place. Because who doesn't get completely ready to get yogurt right? We ended up going to yogurt builders it was really good and a cute place. After, we headed back to our hotel and got ready to go to the pool! It was open till 12am so we went really late and had the pools to ourselves. we then wanted to tour the hotel. As were walking around, we realised it was litteraly a ghost town, with no one in site! We come across the gym, and of course its open at midnight. Really it wasnt, but all the doors were open! No one in site again. So of course we walked in to look around. Then the best part of the trip....The bathrooms. stocked with a hot tub, sauna and a steam room, all of which were turned on and working! The three of us just hung out in the hotel gym bathroom for like an hour...haha It was awesome. After sweating off a bunch of calories we got really hungry for Filberto's. What else!? Don't worry we searched all of Scottsdale for our craving. finally, ended up going to one in phoenix! Ha it was the nicest fili's I've been too. The next morning we layed by the pool all day to work on our tans! And to end our fun trip off, we went to yogurt land! YUM. My favorite yogurt place. The trip was a blast and I'm so glad we went.