“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Unknown

Thursday, July 24, 2008

ah, the memories

so i realize i'm completely cheating by going three weeks without blogging and then coming back with a "tag", of sorts. but i'm all about memories. and i'm about as sentimental as they come. and since this is the latest "hot tag" on the blogsophere (or at least the mormon one), and so many of you are so willing to confess how much you miss me as it is (haha... no, but seriously... i miss you too)... here goes:

1. as a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and i had together. it doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. next, re-post these instructions (minus my smarty-pants comments) on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. (apparently...) it's actually pretty funny to see the responses. if you leave a memory about me, i'll assume you're playing the game (<-- sort of didn't know this was a game... but if it makes you more excited to do it, then we'll just call it that) and i'll come to your blog and leave one about you. if you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, i'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

deal? deal.

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Blogger Makenna said...

I remember when you lived at our house and we were on vacation - you had all the Orkin men come over and spend the night - and we got home to find a bunch of people in our beds.....my parent's included. I think you just about died.

July 28, 2008 10:12 AM

Blogger janaya said...

hahahaha. oh my gosh. i had completely forgotten about that. i actually hardly even remember it at all (perhaps i'd blocked it from my mind). but for the record... it was a big scary house when i was there all by myself... i needed some bodyguards. :) ... they were in your parents bed?!?! oh man... i was so 19. haha.

July 28, 2008 10:17 AM

Blogger The Richardsons said...

Ok mine is a little more "serious" but I remember when you and Burton brought us dinner while I was in the hospital. It was so nice to have a friend there I could just sit and chat and relax with and be myself (even though "myself" was a bit more cranky due to the fact that I was in labor and didn't know it...). You made it so much easier to be there! You guys are the best!

July 29, 2008 12:35 AM

Blogger The Bells said...

I still laugh whenever I think about comments you made at your wedding lunch -- especially comments made while someone else was talking.

July 29, 2008 10:13 PM

Blogger Briteeyes said...

I remember babysitting you, once or twice lol! does that make me old or does it mean your parents just left you with someone young?? tee hee

July 30, 2008 7:05 PM

Blogger Melinda and Taylor said...

When Burton and I were serving together a tie would show up every month and I would ask where it came from and he would simply refer to you as the "tie fairy". I think he was trying to stay focused on the work and not gab about his girlfriend back home but I think I should have at least known your name. That Burton sure is a silly man.

July 30, 2008 11:08 PM

Blogger Ann and Wes said...

Wes and Ann here... of course we remember you two! We were bummed that you didn't move back to the Vienna Ward. Are you guys staying in DC? Let us know what your plans are.

August 02, 2008 1:20 PM

Blogger Ann and Wes said...

I remember when we first met you guys and Emily was talking about some people she knew where the girl was a lot older than the guy and we were all commenting on how totally weird that was, then 5 minutes later you were like, "uh, actually...." That was funny- call us or email, we want to hang out!!!

August 02, 2008 5:55 PM

Blogger emilie s. d. p. said...

I remember meeting you at Flinders apts. and thinking how much I wanted your hair! I also remember thinking what a great missionary you and Burton were to Mitch and I when we first moved in, you helped us know when and where church was and even reminded us when we didn't show up the first two weeks.
I also remember VTing and how for some reason I just loved talking to you about all sorts of topics and listening to your views and opinions, I could just listen to you for hours (and sometimes would, much to the dismay of our husbands I'm sure).
From the get go I knew you were someone I would have a lot of respect for because you have a great sense of humor but your also quite brilliant. Two things I love about people!

August 06, 2008 11:07 AM

Blogger Kadi said...

I remember hanging out with you guys at Ben and Whit's. You two are so much fun and I have always loved your laugh Janaya. I love to hear you laugh. Burton is hilarious...and you too...I guess this memory is more about Carter, but I remember when Carter would do his air guitar and you liked that and videoed him with your phone. I also remember talking with you after church when I was visiting in April. You really helped me feel better and not quite so much like a loser. You're awesome.

August 09, 2008 7:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when you lived at our house, and would go next door to Tanners to lay out in the sun. You went to close the automatic pool cover, and the pool hose got caught in it as it was rolling up - totally crushed the hose and pulled the pool cover off the track. Pretty funny in the end, since Dave was there to fix it.

I also remember that you wrote a totally sweet note of gratitude whenever you paid the rent. I loved your writing, and you are so good with your words!

Love and miss you!


August 13, 2008 12:22 AM


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