Monday, November 24, 2008


I hope she'll forgive me for this, but I figured because I treat this blog like a journal, this is something I would normally do in a regular journal entry.

Yesterday I got news from a family in my ward concerning a really close friend of mine I grew up with, Abby. She and I have drifted apart the last few years due to lives changing since high school. We've kept in contact and I found out she was pregnant and so excited for her baby girl to arrive! I knew she was due any day and I've been waiting for her to message me about it. Well her family called to tell me she did have her baby, but it died during labor. Of course, she is heartbroken, but she has kept up good faith in this difficult trial. I hope that despite what she's gone through (not even with this pregnancy) that she decides to draw close to the Lord and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If she does and makes right choices, she will be able to raise this beautiful baby girl Olivia. Please, especially if you know her, keep her and her family in your prayers.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Have you..

Here's how it works: Bold and color all the things that you have done in your life. (this was given from Mindi's blog!)

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing- 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China (close enough) 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

8 Tag

I've been tagged by my cousin Michelle, so here goes!

2. Will & Grace
3. The Office (when I watch it..)
4. The Price is Right
5. Deal or No Deal
6. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
7. GSN
8. GSN

* I love game shows and I don't watch much TV so don't laugh*

1. Didn't have to work
2. Went bowling
3. Went to the Asian Market and bought crazy food with Lidia. YUM!
4. Went Visiting Teaching
5. Ate Cafe Rio
6. Finished the last season of Will and Grace with Lidia waiting for her car to be done (pathetic, I know)
7. Cooked authentic Chinese dumplings to which no one liked except me
8. Slept in a little

1. Pawitt's Royal Thai
2. Joy Luck
3. Lonestar
4. Spaghetti Factory
5. Outback (yes..I love steak)
6. Joe's Crab Shack
7. Subway
8. McDonald's (gross huh?)

1. Christmas
2. Summer (I hate snow and winter!)
3. Guatemala!! (Yes Lidia..I've blogged it! It's official!!)
4. Getting down to a size 6 again
5. Possibly starting school again
6. A new year with new goals
7. Selling my car
8. Getting a newer, better, durable car!

1. A new car
2. Be skinnier
3. Traveling
4. No loans and more money!
5. A new phone
6. A husband! Eventually... :)
7. My own place
8. A diploma from school

I now tag all of my friends and family!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Urban Dictionary...This is great!

So my infatuation with began a few years ago when I accidently let the word "Wenis" slip at work. Boy was I razzed until I could prove through this hilarious website that a definition of the word exists! Well, today, out of boredom, I looked up my name just to see what would come up.

First I tried "Sammi:"

*I apologize about some of the words/language used*

1. Sammi

A Girl That Is Funny, Likes To Drive Around And Acts Like A Kid. Very Sexually Driven.
"Did you see that Sammi girl today?" "Yeah she was driving like a right twat, must have been sexually frustrated!"

2. Sammi

If you see a chick that looks like she robbed Hot Topic and is wearing everything all at once, she's a sammi. Sammis are always girls. Usually they look like they have no idea if they're goth, emo or punkrawkers, and most of the time they just look like posers. If you see one, try not to laugh. Also name of a Japanese pop star. I think.
"Ohmigod, girlfriend, she's such a sammi. Let's laugh."

I literally laughed out loud and my first thought was, "When Lidia reads this..I will never live this down." So I decided to take a more feminine, mature approach and try "Samantha:"

1. Samantha

Usually a name for a person that is a walking Goddess. Gorgeous to the maximum, fun to talk to, easy to befriend with a sexy booty. Often pulls off the innocent act but she gets around.

"Damn, that Samantha is too cute for words."

2. Samantha

A sexy female who if you are not currently dating you should get with. Samanthas are women of beauty and booty and usually a gorgeous blonde. They are all you wish you had and the best choice for a girl friend. (unless you know a samantha who is a man) If you date or dated these gorgeous Samantha's you have all you'll ever need or you are mental and let the best thing you had go, without realizing it. Samantha's are the best in bed even if they appear they aren't. Get to know your Samantha because studies show many grow up to be nude models just out of the blue.

boy 1: i cant believe i let samantha go boy 2: yea dude you're such an idiot. do u not know how awesome she REALLY is? you didnt even give her a shot boy 1: im an idiot.

Now this is more like it!!! I'm officially ONLY Samantha for the rest of my life!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Seven Addictions Tag

I now tag Marne', Summer, Lidia, KayCee, Brenna, and Mallory.

List Seven Addictions:

1) ICE: Oh my gosh. This is an addiction for me. I'm crazy about crunching ice. Especially the kind that comes from those fridges. Yum!

2) HERSHEY'S WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES AND CREAM: I love those candy bars. Hands down. They are my guilty pleasure. I award myself one at least once a week.

3) CELL PHONE: Oh shows the generation I belong to, but I live to have my phone for two reasons: texting and Solitaire.

4) EMILY, RACHEL, AND EVA: These are my favorite girls I know. My three beautiful nieces are the best and I can't stand to be away from them long. Emily is my first niece who is becoming brilliant, Rachel is my drama queen who just adores me back, and my sweet Eva is my kindred spirit in a baby. I swear she's mine but since God said I'm taking too long, He sent her to my brother :) These girls are perfection!!

5) DIET COKE AND FRIES: Oh yeah...I've fallen in the trap of Diet Coke, but I LOVE this stuff!! Fries have always been my weekness. This is the sole reason I am not losing weight as fast as I hoped!

6) CUDDLING: A very typical girl thing, but I cannot have enough of it. There is nothing better than cuddling with your special honey and smelling the cologne. Yep. Addicted.

7) ACCESSORIES: Of all sorts. I hate clothes shopping because I'm fluffy and it depresses me to shop, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE shoes, jewelry and makeup. I would be fine wearing pj's as long as I had some amazing shoes to go with it!

Well there you addictions of Samantha Wright...sad to say that a lot are foods and not so healthy ones....

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I feel like this should be one of those "Dear Diary...Sorry I haven't written in forever!.." type of an entry. Life has been good. I have an amazing life and I'm so lucky for that!

Lets see the last month or so has been pretty full and fun! At the beginning of the month, I took Jon to a Jazz game for his birthday. Granted, it was only pre-season, but I did manage to get sixth row tickets at a decent price. And lets face it, any price is worth being that close to Kyle Korver! We had a lot of fun there and definitely something I'm glad I did!

In the middle of October, Shelley, Lidia and myself decided to randomly take a mini road trip down to St George to visit Summer for the weekend. So we packed up and left straight after work one Friday night and made it to St George in a short three hours. Shelley drove as you can tell :) While we were there, we decided to book it to Vegas for a day. I have never been to Vegas and have always wanted to see what it was like. I felt that as the time of day gets later, the trashier it gets. I haven't breathed in that much smoke since I lived in China and I had the worst headache that night. None the less, we did manage to have a blast and steal a few pics..

This is us later in the afternoon ready to get some food and order a virgin drink, just to say we did :)

Below is me and my favorite Summer!

This is me at they Wynn Hotel's public bathrooms. Seriously, have you ever seen a more amazing toilet?! I just had to have Lidia take one!

This is the floor level of the Wynn Hotel where we briefly wandered around... If you can't tell its the Casino....seriously, maybe its just because I always go to Motel 6's and this was the first place we stopped, but I couldn't get over how incredible this hotel looked! We parked right outside of it and we walked through the doors and immediately to our right was a room full of Ferrari's. Tell me that isn't amazing.
And last but not least, a view of the Venetian Hotel. This was, by far, the prettiest part of the strip. They architecture here was out of this world. It was so beautiful!

All in all, the short trip to Vegas was fun, but something we were glad we did for only a few hours. We now know, first hand, why it is called Sin City.

A last update to give is my birthday! I turned 22 this past week and celebrated for a full week it seemed like! My friends were so good and made sure my birthday was something special. Lidia and KayCee took me to get a makeover and then helped me splurge on the makeup! Saturday was completely scheduled out for Jon. He made sure the whole day was filled with things I wanted to do. He picked me up around 9:30, we made breakfast, spent the morning in Snowbird (which I love!), then had lunch, a short nap for Sam while he watched the Hulk I think, then to Massage Envy! I had told him a while back how much I had wanted a massage! I had never had a professional one and he remembered and bought me an hour long massage. Right after that was dinner. Since he knew how much I love all kinds of Asian foods, he took me to Bonsai. We sat with two other really fun couples and had a blast. Despite having the cook literally toss a shrimp into my eye, the food was terrific! Last but not least, to end the night of with a kick, we hit Nightmare on 13th! I LOVE haunted houses, anything scary, but I don't deal with them well. I woke up at three in the morning with a horrible sore throat. Sunday my whole family came over for dinner and to hang out for my birthday. I had spent the afternoon rushing to Tooele and going to a Homecoming there. That is a story in itself.. so by the time I got home, I had missed my own birthday dinner! My mom had made a delicious cake (even though she put an extra candle on it..) and the night was fun. Monday, my actual birthday was spent with my number one dad. He and my mom took me to dinner to Texas Roadhouse. My dad is so sweet, he even got a kiss!

Well, that about sums up my life the past month... Thanks Lidia for the Vegas pictures I stole.. :)