Friday, May 30, 2008

Indiana Jones' Words of Wisdom

We are back from Hawaii...I will post some pictures later.

Now, on to what is really important. haha. So, last night not wanting our vacation to end, Cody and I went to Cafe Rio and the to see Indiana Jones. I was actually pretty excited to see it, since as a kid I was a big fan of the movies. I loved the Holy Grail and the Temple of Doom, they are such classics in my book. I get excited just thinking about them. I think I got the movie liking from my mom, I remember her being really into them.

Anyway, the movie turned out to be average...a little strange, but entertaining. There was however an interesting statement at the end of the movie, Hollywood has a way with words and getting my mind going. I guess that is why the get paid the big bucks. One of the characters said something to the effect of, "Most of life is lost in the waiting." Suggesting that we spend and waste so much time waiting on things instead of just acting.

Waiting for work to be over; waiting for money, a house, stability, friends, someone else to do their part. Instead of just acting we sit back and do nothing. Why is that? What has caused me and you (or maybe not you) to be this way? How can we change it?

I remember always being excited for the summer, but then when summer came complaining about the heat and not being able to wait for the winter. Or, always looking forward to being 16 so I could drive, then 18 so I was an adult, and 21 so I really had the privilege to do whatever I wanted. Now that I am almost 24 (IN 2 MORE DAYS) I complain about being old. I was/am never satisfied. I am always looking for my next big adventure, but losing the fun or intrigue in what I am doing right now.

All too often I lose all of the present in the waiting for something better to come along.

My awesome friend Taylor (thank you for all of the help in Hawaii by the way) always says that the world is our playground. I love that. I want that mentality. My new resolution is to lose no more time in the waiting, but to act now.

Thank you Indi and your fellow cast mates. You have enlightened my mind.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Birthday is in 3 Days...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

This Morning Utah, This Evening Hawaii

This afternoon we are flying to Hawaii. We wont be back until next thursday morning. Don't miss us too much.

-Cody and Hanna

P.S. Only 10 more days until my birthday...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Birthday Countdown

11 days until my birthday.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hanna Facts

I often get emails (and tags) that have lots of meaningless questions for you to answer. I hate filling them out, but I have to admit I do enjoy reading what other people have to say. I have gotten these particular questions a few times through email, and after originally avoiding them, I decided to post them for your reading pleasure.

2. DIAMONDS OR PEARLS? I have no preferance
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW? I like the Office, as cliche as it is, House, and Friends
5. WHAT DO YOU USUALLY HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? now days, strawberries and cream instant oatmeal
6. WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? my former last name
7. WHAT FOOD DO YOU DISLIKE? I would have to say that I dislike most seafood
8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CD? I have no favorite, but recently I have been listening to Postal Service
10. FAVORITE SANDWICH? Peanut Butter and Jelly...I like a lot
12. FAVORITE ITEM OF CLOTHING? I love my new shirt from target, I bought it yesterday
13. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Italy...I love the art and want to see the Vatican
14. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BATHROOM? There are multiple colors, but our rug is green
16. WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE TO? Somewhere with a beach and good weather all year round
17. WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY? My 8th birthday. I had pneumonia.
18. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? i like all sports live, but I would have to say football if its only on TV
19. FAVORITE SAYING? I don't know...this question is too hard
21. ARE YOU A MORNING OR NIGHT PERSON? ha ha ha ha...night do not want to see me in the mornings...poor Cody
23. PETS? none...although I do have my own plant
24. ANY NEW AND EXCITING NEWS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US? I'M PREGNANT...okay lets be serious...I plan on getting pregnant in the next 5 years
25. WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE? A cheerleader...I tried out twice and never made it. After that, my dreams were shattered. Stupid 6th and 7th grade tryouts...
27. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY? I love most candy bars, but I am going to have to say peanut butter M&Ms or a caramello
28. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? I have no favorite. I think calilys are nice.
30. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? A sandwich from Sconecutter
31. DO YOU WISH ON STARS? Yes, who doesn't
32. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? I am very mellow and I think blue is a calming mellow color
34. FAVORITE SOFT DRINK? I like mountain dew and dr. pepper, but I always order diet pepsi...I think it is appealing because it has no calories. Which is funny, because no soda is really good for you.
35. FAVORITE RESTAURANT? I like Thai Chili Garden
36. SIBLINGS? 2 sisters, 3 brothers
37. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR? June 27...if I am correct, it is the longest day of the year
38. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD? Teddy Ruxbin, until his jaw fell off and scared me for life, and baby alive...she really pooped, it was awesome
40. HUGS OR KISSES? hugs
41. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Chocolate...unless it is a frostie at Wendy's...I think that the new vanilla is so much better, people are just too stubborn to branch out and give it a try
42. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? While watching a movie the other day at home
43. WHAT IS UNDER YOUR BED? There are lots of plastic containers full of our stuff
45. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? Went shopping for a swimsuit and was very unsuccessful...I just couldn't get over how sick I looked in all of them...well, the one I eventually tried on
46. FAVORITE SMELL? Vanilla and Cody's sounds silly, but it smells really good
47. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? The unknown...especially fish...I mean, think about it, you don't know what those sick slimy things are doing while you swim right above them
48. SALTY OR SWEET? sweet
49. HOW MANY KEYS ON YOUR RING? I would say like 5...I am too lazy to get them out and actually count
50. HOW MANY YEARS AT YOUR CURRENT JOB? 0...I have only been working here about 6 months

There you go guys...fill up your boredom with useless Hanna facts. Who knows, one day when I am famous they could come in handy.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wedding Dance FOR REAL

Okay, we finally got the wedding dance to work on youtube. It cuts off most of the beginning when they dance synchronized, but don't worry you still get to see Cody, Caleb, Jake, and even Travis near the end acting like...well, like themselves. I love it.

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Birthday

I would just like to remind everyone that my birthday is in two weeks and two days (June 1). I know what you are thinking, "How could I possibly forget the greatest day of the year Hanna?" but, as ridiculous as it sounds, people have before. Remember that birthday during the Jazz/Bulls playoffs a few years ago Mom? Not cool. haha.

Anyway, happy birthday to me.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


My sister posted this and I really liked it. They are a few good words to live by.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I am addicted to sudoku....but not as much as Cody. It is the only way I like to spend my breaks at work (well, that and youtube). If you ever have an inkling to try it out, go to They have a daily challenge that drives me up the wall, but is incredible at the same time. I love the being that came up with this game. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Car

As of right now, my car is in the shop. After one hour and 150 dollars things will be good as new.


Okay...So I read the first, second, and part of the third book in the Twilight series. I thought they were decent. I did, however, get so bored in the third that I stopped reading and gave it to my mother in law. The only reason I even got that far was because so many people raved about them and I was intrigued as to why. So after this disappointment in the books, I left them in the dust...that is until I saw the movie trailer. I must admit, the movie looks interesting. I want to see it.

Check it out for yourself...then tell me what you think.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My Shattered Window

This weekend we headed up to Idaho to spend Friday and Saturday with the Childers. It was one of the best weekends ever. Cody met me in Lehi, where I left my car, and we headed up to Preston together. We spent Saturday playing softball/baseball, bowling, playing Frisbee, and eating delicious pizza. Both Cody and I were so sore Sunday morning when we woke up. I felt like the oldest woman in the world. The worst part is, I still hurt.

Anyway, we got back Saturday night. I was too tired to get my car in Lehi, so we just left it and headed home instead. Then Sunday, after church and a nap, we headed to my mom's house for some dinner and a movie. It was fun. Holly and her family were there, along with Andrew...although he always takes off in the middle of everything.

When I left my moms house, I had to go pick up my car at my sister's. Cody dropped me off and as I walked up to my car I noticed a bunch of glass on the road beside it. I looked around and noticed that someone had smashed in my driver's side window. Gosh dang it...and of course the insurance I have doesn't cover it. They didn't steal anything because, well, there is nothing to steal. All I had were some CDs on and under the front seat that went untouched. My guess is because the ones they could see on the seat were all church CDs. haha. They were either really stupid and picked a bad car to break into, or they were just out to do some vandalism. No matter the reason, it wasn't the greatest thing that could have happened, but it was sure an eventful way to end the weekend.

If I get some pictures later, I'll post them up.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

DC Pictures

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Disneyland Pictures

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Sorry guys. I had intended to post a few pictures, but they are all saved on the computer at home, and, well, I am at work. By the time I get home I want to be away from the computer. Although, I do find myself compulsively checking my email. It is a sick habit that I have...especially since all I usually get is junk.

Anyway, I plan on doing that as soon as I feel like it. We have a few cool pictures.

We started out our trip flying to Long Beach. we stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and spend 3 days going back and forth from Disneyland, to the pool, to California Adventure. I would have to say that our favorite ride was the Tower of Terror. It was the only one we went on more than once. Also, at night as we were headed back to our hotel we would stop in this little plaza of stores and listen to some guys play the drums and guitar. It was nice just to sit and listen. It helps you unwind from the day. Cody even got one of their CDs. They do a nice rendition of Hotel California, which is a classic in my book.

After that little trip was over, we flew home for a day, only to get back on a flight and head for DC. We left at 4:30 Monday afternoon and didn't arrive at our hotel until about 8 a.m. Tuesday. It was a long journey...very uncomfortable. Our first day in DC we spent driving around with one of our former mission buddies Cameron. We visited some people that I knew and some that Cody knew. I think we stopped at two houses each. It was awesome to catch up with people. Although we stopped at a family that I taught (they are all members now), right as well pulled up the husband did too. I asked him where his wife and kids were and he said that I had just missed them. They had left an hour ago. I asked when they would come back and he said, "They are not coming back. She left me." Whoops. Talk about bad timing.

The second day in DC we mainly slept...then headed to a Nationals game at their new stadium. They played the Braves, which I was excited about. But the Braves lost, which I was not excited about.

Our last day there (is this boring?) we had breakfast with our mission president and his wife, which consisted of us driving around, finding nothing, then getting food at a grocery store and eating in the car. It was great. After that we walked around the DC Mall looking at all the monuments, met up with some folks (We love the Dixon family), ate lunch, then headed to the airport. It was fun, exciting, tiring, and great.

Don't be too jealous. haha.

Friday, May 2, 2008

We're Back

...and better than ever.

The trip was awesome. Some day soon, probably tomorrow, I'll write down our adventures and post some pictures. In one week we flew from Utah to California, back to Utah, back to California, to Virginia/DC, then one more time back to Salt Lake; arriving home last night around 2 a.m. It was intense.