Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. welcome to my life

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

KOREA let it begin

Well we made it! We are here in Korea and i must day i like it pretty well. The first day we got here we were met by a lady in our ward named Kim Adams and her baby Johnathan who gave us a ride to our hotel. Then we stayed at the TLF for a couple days while touring the BX and going bowling with almost half the ward and almost all the youth hahah there was like 15 of us.

After my parents decided on a house we moved in right away, at first all we had was air mattresses. Now after like a week we have a refrigerator, computer, hot water, air conditioning, dishes washer and dryer, toaster, and microwave. We are still waiting on the shipment with the beds and couch and TVs and the big things. Oh i wish i had my bed but i will live without it for a couple more weeks.

School, school is good. At first i was overwhelmed and worried that i would fail or that i wouldn't have any friends but i have gone there for three whole days! and i already have a couple friends and i like it well enough. Also, this is a big deal, i am trying out for cheer leading, yeah you heard me a semi-sport i Rachel Ives am trying out for. haha Jacob is on the football team and is going to do basketball so i will get to cheer for him. All this started because one of my new friends forced/convinced me to and i guess it might help me be a more well rounded student if i am a part of a team effort and yesterday was my first practice, everyone else is 3rd, and it was actually fun. there is no dance classes here for my age so this is a robotic stiff version of dance and i like it.

Rebecca and i are the 3rd and 4th young women to the ward and the other two are sisters as well. Every one else in the ward seems very nice even if we all fit in a room the size of our old relief society room.

All in all Korea is going well. :) I miss everyone from Arizona though.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gone By

Wow how this past year has gone, my last year in arizona, my last year with all my friends who i have come to love and enjoy being with. This was my last year with our ward full of women and families together who have been by my family and my side for the past five years. I am sad to be leaving all of you here in Arizona but excited for what new adventures wait for me in South Korea and after there Europe.

Living here has gained me many more friends than i could have hoped for when i got her and i am glad to have met everyone of them even if we have gone our separate ways now. I have been made a better person and hopefully will keep growing.

In Korea is my father and in Utah is my older brother Jacob, so all us girls and Ammon are going to California this week while everyone here starts school. Thinking about school i have mixed feelings just like i do about moving. Sad not to be going but excited at the same time.

Glad to be blogging again and hopefully i will keep it up and be able to show you all my adventures over seas.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Well i am sorry :) (Facebook is evil and addictive) WE should all band together and protest it and then go home and secretly go on again. :) Well 8th grade has flown by as every year does and next year is High School. Also next year is a move, a new country. (Korea VS. Italy) who knows, the air force are so changing but where ever we go my dad will be excited 4 years in one place is too long for him and used to be too long for me but now i am very satisfied with life and all that surrounds me and have no wish to change but i know that i will be happy whereever there is a library so to all my AZ friends i love books more than you. A sad truth hahaha jk i will miss you all but i will send pics through the evil Facebook! :)


DO IT! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baby Ammon

This is newborn baby Ammon isn't he so cute? :) in these pics we are at the hospital and he is a couple hours old. But now he is 4 days old and still, if not more, cute! :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Finished :'(

I think i would like these books to go on for eternity. They are good, not to mention clean. Their story is captivating anf i enjoyed every second i had the privilege of reading them. Personally to myself i feel as if i could possibly be to attached to books. I mean i am reading longer than not and i love them sooo much, maybe too much, i don't know. All i know is that i am starting to annoy my friends but reading during recess, but it is sooooo DANG HOT outside! Anyways life is good. Quarter is over in one week and then two weeks of Fall Break! YeaHa!

Friday, September 11, 2009


This summer was crazy, almost as crazy as this new school year has been. Wow it all goes by so fast. I am still a bookaholic and the reason i do not blog as much anymore is because of FACEBOOK i can say saftely that i am not alone many of us have fallen behind in our blogs due to this recent bug. Too bad it is a butter fly that is pretty. hehe yeah i am now going to school at PEC and working hard to deserve a spot in the honors classes and chillin with friends. I am in 8th grade and excited for highschool next year, Even though it seems like a long ways away it is just around the corner with the two D's dating and driving! :p yeah well i hope everyone is good :) see ya

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Continued summer

So this summer i am not up to much at all. I hang out with friends, read, books, and scrapbook, with the accational night of babysitting. But full days sometimes of babysitting my family. Yeah i am a big bundle of FUN! hehehe Anyways if anyone wants to know i am avaliable to hang out or babysit so Call Me! :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We are back! :)

This is us at a character breakfast. (It was very delicious!) :):):):):):):):):):):):) Disney land was fun and now that we are home to fun is only continuing! I AM GROUNDED! :) YEAH! :) just kidding that is not fun but i am finally getting all my pictures developed from the past year so i can scrapbook it during the rest of the week when i will be doing nothing. So if anyone needs a babysitter the week or even this summer let me know i won't be doing much. :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oh YeAh!

So tomorrow we are packing it up and heading off to the happiest place on earth! DISNEY LAND! I am so excited we are going to stay at the hotel in the park, so no more walking a mile to get there! :) I LIKE CAPS LOCK AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am really excited! :) See Ya!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Well i guess it is summer. School is out and everyone is getting ready for the 110 degree weather of beautiful Arizona or somewhere else. It might be below freezing this summer for you who knows? I haven't posted in forever but recently in my life i had returned to school and life and finished school will good grades and had a little bit of a glimpse of what it is like to be "the new girl". I cannot believe in all the places i have lived never once have i been the new girl. I have always started at preschool or kinder or at a new first opening school. So this was a new experience for me. I had the opportunity to feel lonely for once and see what others feel and now i am able to understand and help those who feel the way i felt since i know that is not a kind thing to do. Know that people are sad and how they feel and do nothing. Even girls who seem totally content and happy could be a timid little girl inside waiting for someone to love them. Sorry just weird thoughts by Rachel. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I made this on paint a couple seconds ago and i think it is funny. Yeah today at school Tyler, this guy from church, said ,"Don't trip Rachel." Seems everyone knows me quite well.