Thanksgiving and Choir  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, I was out of it on Thanksgiving. I had stayed up all night decorating this house for Christmas, and had stayed up all night the night before that. So, I never really got to enjoy Thanksgiving. I went to my sisters house, and ate. From there I slept on her sons bed until 2:30. From there I went to pick up my room mate so we could go to her parents house. Where she slept and I played with her nephews. After that we came home, watched some TV and went to bed. I've decided I'll probably never do that again, I didn't REALLY get to enjoy Thanksgiving like I should have.

Saturday night was my Christmas Choir concert, I belong to the Choral Arts Society of Utah. Our director is Sterling Poulson, a really funny guy. He's the Weatherman for Channel 2 news. It was really cool to be a part of it. After our 2nd song though, he wanted us to stay standing but half of us sat down. When we realized he wanted us to stay standing we all stood back up. (Boy did we look silly). Guess we need to practice the standing up and sitting down more often. haha! Other than that, the concert was great. I think the only people in the audience were friends and family of people in the choir and orchestra. Oh well, at least we get bigger turn outs when the concerts are free. We'll have one on April 16th, it's our spring concert. For now though, we get a break, and do not start back up with Choir until January. Hooray! I get some rest this month, I'm excited.

So, I know this is off topic, but I have a friend in Total denial. (No this isn't me). She's struggling, and can't even see it. She tells me she's happy, but for one to look into her eyes you can tell she is not. I don't know what to say to her, I feel horrible for her. She talks about the bad stuff going on in her life, and she's really down on herself. What should I say to her to help her get happy?

Thankful for my Name (LOVE my name), but frustrated other people share it.  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, at work there are 2 or 3 other Brooke's, and we each every now and then receive e-mails designated for the other. So, today I get this phone call, and it surprised me because I couldn't figure out at first why he was contacting me because I had nothing to do with the product he was contacting me about. Needless to say the call belonged to another Brooke in the company. This reminds me of when I was in Kindergarten and I had my first taste of being mixed up with another Brooke.

This girl Brooke W. and I were in the same Kindergarten class our teacher Mrs. Woods was an older lady (I remember her being taller than me of course, but now she'd be WAY shorter than me). Anyways, to get to our bus, she wrote our names on a slip of paper and pinned the papers to us. Then from there we were put on a bus so we could get home (I of course had early kindergarten, which was awesome!). Well, from what I remember I didn't recognize anything that we were driving past, and it was one of the last stops, and I Knew I wasn't by my house. This lady get's on the bus at the very last stop and asks me if my name is Brooke. I of course said yes, but then she asked me if I was Brooke W. I of course said No. Then she asked me the same question again. Why on earth she did I have NO clue, but either way I started crying at that point cause I had no idea who this lady was. The Bus driver could sense my distress, and called into the school. It turns out my teacher mixed my name tag up with Brooke W.'s name tag. After that, every day when Kindergarten ended one of my parents was always there to pick me up. I even remember always going out to eat with them after, I was such a lucky little kid. My parents are the best!

So, as you can see, this has been a problem since I was young, and continues on to this day. Hopefully someday it will end, but you never know.

Rice Krispies  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, kinda funny thing happened. My friend got married yesterday, and we were so worried that we weren't going to have enough Rice Krispies at the wedding. I made 5 batches on cookie sheets. Well, guess what? They didn't need any of I have ended up with 5 cookie sheets of Rice Krispies. Luckily I work with people who enjoy free food, and that we had a potluck in the office today. HOORAY! I've already unloaded 3 Cookie sheets. As for the other 2, anyone want some Rice Krispies for Christmas? Just kidding, I wouldn't give out old food, that's just awful. haha!


Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, my friend Lara is getting married tonight. I took the day off at work, and decorated her honeymoon suite today. Not sure if I should have though, but I'm known for decorating the rooms for people when they get married (or have an anniversary). Anyways, this person really isn't THAT much of a friend. She's the fine weather friend that is only there when things are going well. However, I felt that I should at least do it and then call it good. Would you have done it?

New Moon - The Review & Black Friday?  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

The movie was amazing, it was so much like the book. I recommend that everyone see this movie. At least people that have read the book.

With Black Friday fast approaching, people be careful:

Nothing is ever worth this, at least not more important than someone else's life.


Posted by brookeaprilrain

Okay, so I'm not really your typical Twilight fan, but I can't help it. I read all of the books and really want to see the movie. I have tickets tonight to see the 8:40 showing, which is the first showing. I'm SO excited, I can barely contain myself...I was all for Edward, but Jacob...I don't know. The movies are swaying my original decision. We'll have to see how I feel after tonight. Who knows...

Anyways, I'll let you know what I thought of the movie tomorrow. I won't give a play by play. I'll just say whether I liked it or not.


Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, I like action movies, especially ones that you feel like you're a part of the movie. If you like action movies, than you'll like this movie, their a decent plot. However, the action is what takes up the screen most of the time. The best part about going to see 2012 last night was the fact that I got to sit in a survey seat. In the survey seat, the seat shakes with the movie. This is to add a more realistic effect, and make you feel like you are in the movie with the actors. All I can say is I was on the edge of my seat. I needed a way to block my life out and not think about it, and this was Definitely the way to go. When something would fall, and the ground would shake in the movie the seat would shake. It was SO cool! I would seriously pay extra for that added portion, and I really think it should be included in All theaters.

Anyways, just my two cents. If you like action movies you'll like this movie, but remember you have to stretch your imagination or you won't like the movie at all.

Just a thought.

Disgusted with Oprah  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

Okay, so maybe I'm the only one who cares, but did any of you see Charla Nash on Oprah the other day? I don't typically watch Oprah, but I was flipping through the channels, and happened upon this the other night (Oprah airs late at night too). The woman can't even see her face, and Oprah revealed her face on television. I was shocked, because the woman really has no face, there is no features of her previous face. This woman should Never have shown her face on TV, and Oprah should have Never done this to this poor woman. The woman probably agreed to go on TV because they were going to pay her a lot of money to show up on the show. That money would go to treatment for her, but what cost? I really don't think she should have shown this poor woman's face, and now it's etched in my memory forever. I think I'll spare you all, and avoid posting a picture. Keep in mind that if you go searching for it that's at your own discretion, but be advised I warned you it's shocking. I'll just say this much, if I were to ever get paid to go on a TV show to reveal something that shocking I'll avoid Oprah that's for dang sure.

Busted Dryer  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, about the same time last year a bunch of crazy things happened to me all at the same time. I at the time attributed it to my going through the temple, and unseen forces wanted me to Not go. At least that's what I thought at the time, but now I'm seeing similar craziness from a year ago. My car is pretty much dead, my Dryer died, I just had to get a root canal (it still hurts), and dental work is expensive (even with insurance). So, I paid my tithing, and am praying things will work out. I'm not complaining mind you, just stating fact. I could look at these things and cry and say woe is me, but I'm not and won't.

To be honest, I'm seeing things in a different light. I'm learning to trust Heavenly Father more than I have ever in my life. I feel okay, and I'm not scared. I just know things will work out for the better, and I'm thankful for all that my Heavenly Father has done for me.

Anyways, so that's what's been going on this week. I'm tired....I have too much craziness in my life I think...


Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, I talked to DeEtte last night, and Chad is in a Lot of pain. He was awake the whole night, and they went to the doctor yesterday. They gave him some morphine so that he would at least be able to sleep for a few hours. I thought I'd spare everyone and avoid sending you pictures of the burns, but let me just say they are bad. I feel horrible for him, the pain has to be intense I just could not imagine. Anyways, they said his face should heal within 10 days, but his hand. That's gonna take quite some time to heal. Keep him in your prayers....

On another side note...I'm selling my Car YAY!!!!!! I'm selling it cheap, $1000. Yep, that's right! This is the AD I posted on craigslist and


I must part with the Silver Bullet, yes that's right. The Silver Bullet, this car is amazing he's been my best friend. He can be your best friend too! Who would not WANT a Silver Bullet of their very own. When I think of this car, I think of speed, and agility. Okay so the car is actually really fast he just needs a few repairs to get him back up to the shape he was in when I got him.

Silver Bullet offers the following spectacular features, they are:

- Cruise Control

- CD Player

- Power Steering

- Traction Control

- Rear Defrost

- Power Windows

- Automatic

And these are just to name a few. I'll have pictures posted on 11/11/2009 so you can see the amazing features for yourself.

If you are interested in this car please get in touch with me, and I'll be more than happy to discuss the car further.

Thank you!!

So, if you're interested in owning a Silver Bullet, let me know...haha!

Scary Monday  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, yesterday I get this picture, and it's showing someones face has been burned, and their hand is all black. I looked at it a few times, and was surprised because it finally dawned on me who was in the picture. It was my brother in law Chad. I immediately got the chills and looked at my phone. I turn it to silent when I'm at work cause I don't want interruptions, and I had a few phone calls from my Dad. I immediately knew something was up. I called him back right away, and I guess while Chad was working (he's and electrician)something exploded and blew up in his face. Luckily he was wearing goggles, a helmet, and long sleeves. Had he not his injuries would have been WAY more severe. I was just freaked out, but my poor sister was in shock I think. So, while she was at the hospital I went and took care of her dogs. She has the cutest dogs, two teacup Chihuahuas, a German Shepherd, and another dog that's a mix breed. SO fun, the little ones bark at the bigger dogs, and it cracks me up. Anyways, I'm just really glad he's okay and that it wasn't something worse. I also hope he gets better soon, if you can please keep him in your prayers?


Long Weekend  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

I did a 5k Walk on Thursday last week, and played volleyball all on the same day. The next day I walked 3 miles, and on Saturday I couldn't move. I'm telling you it's a nightmare! The worst part is that I walked backwards on Friday and it literally hurt to walk on Saturday. Remind me to do things in Moderation, I've always been a believer that I can pretty much do anything, but sometimes I really shouldn't.

I sincerely felt like this lady

Okay so that's an exaggeration, but still.. I'm all about working out and playing and having fun. However, I tell ya I sure feel old doing it. I'm thinking it's from the Volleyball I've been playing for the last 10 years or so. I play every week, well almost every week. However, I've been doing that for the last 10 years, crazy huh? Well, let's hope my joints can keep it together for another 10 or so years of Volleyball.

Happy Birthday To DAD!  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

So yesterday was my Dad's 65th birthday. This was my Dad with his siblings when he was 5 (yes only 60 years ago), the photo was taken in their living room in the house they lived in downtown.

Back Row L-R My Dad, and my Uncle Garn
Front Row L-R Uncle Kent, Aunt Jeannie, and Uncle Dennis

They were all so little and so cute...It's so awesome! I look at the picture of my Dad and he still has some of the same features. Haha!

I have a good Father, he's always there for me and I appreciate him Very much. I can't even tell you how many times he's been there for me when I've had a hard time. He's a good shoulder to cry on when you need it too!

Hope you had a great Birthday DAD!

Love your youngest Brooke!

How I Learned to Mind my Own Business  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day,
And all the patients were shouting, '13.....13....13.'

The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a
Little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see
What was going on......

Just then, some idiot poked me in the eye with a stick!

Then they all started shouting '14....14.....14'...

LOVE THIS!!! I'd be the one looking through the whole in the fence. I'm pretty sure I'd be number 15.

Daylight Savings  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

So, I'm not a big fan of Daylight Savings, even if I get to Fall back an hour. This Sunday was the worst, because I use my cell phone as my alarm. Well, when my phone didn't switch over I was SO annoyed I had church on Sunday and didn't want to miss. Anyways, so with my alarm still set I woke up too early and started to get ready. When I realized my phone had not automatically switched I just shut the alarm off and went back to bed...

So, that was my Sunday, pretty lame huh? Oh and Halloween I just hung around and waited for Trick or Treaters. I did get to watch Darby O'gill and the Little People. It came on TV, and it's so cute. It stars Sean Connery before he was ever James Bond.

You gotta love Disney.