Monday, December 15, 2008


On Friday night Dan and I were in a car accident on Bangater HWY...
It was the beginning to a CRAZY weekend! We were headed North on Bangater HWY when we rear-ended a BRAND NEW 2008 FORD PICK UP!
I was not wearing a seat belt, so in this next picture you will see where my face hit the windshield! The most amazing thing is that I didn't even bruise my face, Although my nose is HUGE!

As I look back at this situation, I can't help but be so very grateful to my Heavenly Father for watching over us... I know this situation could have been so much worse! It truly is a miracle that Dan and I were able to walk away from this with minamal injuries!!

Thank you for the Love & Support this past weekend!!!

Love Dan and Lora

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Tree Hunting...

The weekend after Thanksgiving, Dan and I went hunting for the perfect Christmas tree with some of our friends...
Here are a few of our favorite pics!
Lumber Jack Dan ;)

The tree fell on top of Kirby! This is her getting mad at Aaron for not helping her...! haha

Daron & Lindsay- Cute Couple, and the greatest friends!

Me & My Guy!

Daron, Aaron & Dan... You can tell back in High School they used to cause a lot of trouble..

Thanks for the great weekend guys!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Be Where You Are...

One of the major reasons people fail to find happiness or to create that unique lifestyle they dream about is because most have not mastered the art of being.
While we are home our thoughts are still absorbed with solving the challenges we face at the office. And when we are at the office we find ourselves worrying about problems at home.
We go through the day without really listening to what others are saying to us. We may be hearing the words, but we aren't absorbing the message.
As we go through the day we find ourselves focusing on past experiences or future possibilities. We are so involved in yesterday and tomorrow that we never even notice that today is slipping by.
We go through the day rather than getting something from the day. We are everywhere at any given moment in time except living in that moment in time.
Practice being wherever you are.  If you are talking with a family member, friend or fellow employee give them 100%. Learn to focus on the current moment, and drawing from it all of the substance and wealth of experience and emotions that it has to offer. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there in the moment, we will never master the art of being.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Lets see... I was 12, probably had some kind of attitude problem; I was in Jr high and probably hanging out with my friends

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?
1- Get gas on my way to work
2- Go to work
3- plan something for activity days
4- purchase stuff to make the candles I planned for activity days
5- make dinner

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Popcorn mixed with M&M'S, Pepsi, Sprees, Chips & Salsa, A bowl of cereal...

4. Places I've lived:
Layton, UT
Bakersfield, UT
Clinton, UT
Florence, CO
Penrose, CO
Canon City, CO
Fruit Heights, UT

5. Five things I'd do if I were a billionaire:
1- Move my parents back to Utah
2- Buy a house
3- Buy a car
4- Buy a personal trainer
5- Invest my money, and live of the daily interest...


8 TV shows I love to watch:
1- Gilmore Girls
2- Chuck
3- Deal or no deal
4- What not to wear
5- John & Kate + 8
6- Disney Channel
7- re-runs of Full House
8- re-runs of Home Improvement

8 favorite places I love to eat:
1- Red Robin
2- Costa Vida
3- Texas Road House
4- The Pizza Factory
5- Aunt Debbies Gourmet Sunday Dinner
6- Charleys
7- Olive garden
8- Pepperbellys

8 things that happened yesterday:
1- Went to work
2- Cut Bobbie's hair
3- Cut Carlye's hair
4- Got to talk to my mom for over an hour
5- Fell asleep pretty early
6- Made home-made Pizza for dinner
7- Watched wedding singer
8- Wrote a letter to my brother on a mission

8 things I look forward to:
1- Buying a house
2- Christmas
3- Being a mom
4- Seeing my parents over Thanksgiving
5- Seeing my husband tonight after work
6- Getting a new car
7- Getting out of debt
8- Stake camp

8 things on my wish list:
1- A baby
2- A new bedroom set
3- New couches
4- A baby
5- A week long island get-away
6- New Clothes
7- A baby
8- My hair to grow out...

Friday, November 7, 2008

High School Tag...

1. DID YOU DATE SOMEONE FROM YOUR SCHOOL? I dated a lot in High school.

2. WHAT KIND OF CAR DID YOU DRIVE? I drove a 93’ Suburban... It was gray with so sweet pin striping… We all called it the Burby.


4. WHERE YOU A PARTY ANIMAL? More so before High school(I know scary)… I had great friends in High School…

5. WERE YOU CONSIDERED A FLIRT? Better believe it… I remember giving my sis-in-law Caroline “flirting lessons.”(guess it worked…!)

6. WERE YOU IN BAND, ORCHESTRA, OR CHOIR? Um… NO! I have no musical talent…!


8. WERE YOU ON ANY VARSITY TEAMS? I was the 1st basemen(girl) and the back up varsity pitcher on the varsity softball team (best team I ever played on);




12. WHERE DID YOU SIT FOR LUNCH? My Group would get together and go to someones house, and their mom had lunch ready for us... Seriously sometimes it would be better than going to any resturant...

13. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S FULL NAME? I Had 4… Clearfield High,UT (Before we moved) Florence High, CO ; Canon City High School (for like 2 months). And American High School based out of Ill. When I decided that I preferred the homeschool thing…

14. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S MASCOT AND COLORS? Clearfield was a Falcon(Green & White); Florence was a Husky(Blue & Yellow) and Canon City was a tiger. (Black & Gold)

Sophomore year-Mike Sperry
Junior year- Matt Kempton
Senior year-Rueben Collett

16. IF YOU COULD GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN WOULD YOU? No, I am pretty comfortable & happy where my life has taken me to this point…



19. WHO WAS YOUR PROM DATE? I went my Sophmore year with Matt Kempton

20. DID YOU HAVE A JOB IN HIGH SCHOOL? Pizza Hut & Big Burger World.

I tag... Brittany,Mom & Lindsay...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hubby Tag.

1. Where did you meet?
Dan and I met at his friends house, A friend set us up!! Thank you Amber…

2. How long did you date before you got married?
We dated for about 6 months when he proposed, and it was about 2 months until we got married.

3. How long have you been married?
On December 10th it will be 3 years.. (seriously) I can't believe that it’s already been that long…

4. What does he do that surprises you?
Lets just say that everyday is an adventure…! Dan has the best sense of humor, he always has something funny to offset ANYTHING you say.
Dan also has the greatest knowledge of the gospel; I am constantly in aww of his knowledge and the love that he has to continue to gain that knowledge...

5. What is your favorite feature of his?
Dan has the most fierce blue eyes, seriously SO HOT!!!

6. What is your favorite quality of his?
Dan is a hard worker; he is always cleaning up our house, and always has a list of what he can do next… My mom loves it when he comes to visit, because she knows that he wont sit down for longer than 20 minutes before he is up doing something productive.. I am so grateful for everything he does for our little family!

7. Does he have a nickname for you?
He has a few, but the most common are Gus & Raggie.

8. What is his favorite color?
Dan doesn’t really have a favorite color.

9. What is his favorite food?
Anything with meat & potatoes..

10. What is his favorite sport?
His first choice would be rodeo (he says this is a sport). He also wrestled in school, but lately he has taken up golfing and softball…

11. When and where was your first kiss?
Dan kissed me on our first date… I had picked him up from work, and we just went to get something for lunch (we had already hung out quite a bit.) and when I dropped him back off to work, he was already all greasy(oily) from work, so he said that he couldn’t give me a hug and that a kiss would have to do. I thought is was a clever line, Come to find out later he had planned it with his friends the night before…

12. What are the top 3 favorite things you do as a couple?
- Working together, Dan and I get along really well when we are working together.
- Working on an addition to our family...;)
- Anything outdoors! (we go camping a lot… )

13. Do you have any children?
I’m not really sure how to answer this one? I would say it depends on what your beliefs are? But we are trying agiain... Wish us luck...

14. Does he have a hidden talent?
Dan, loves to country swing dance, and he is pretty good... We used to go all the time when we were dating, Can you believe that we haven't been since we have been married!

15. How old is he? 25

16. Who said I love you first?
Dan did...We were sitting in his truck outside of my brother Matt's house...

17. What is his favorite type of music?
Dan loves to listen to old man country music…

18. What do you admire most about him?
Dan is the single most amazing man I have ever know, I am so grateful for the love that he shows me everyday... Dan has the most amazing qualities and I am truly the luckiest woman to be his wife..

I Tag... Carrie, Alisha & Caroline

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Check This Out!!!

I was checking out a friends blog, and you guys have to check this out!!! This woman is doing a give-away for this dress, and you can check out what else she does! Holy Cow this is one talanted woman...

Monday, October 20, 2008


The other morning I got this e-mail and I couldn't resist posting it! I hope Kelly doesnt hate me for it, but I hope she knows how thankful I am to have her for a Sister!

Thank you Kelly for everything you do for me... Love you!
I also wanted to post a pic of all my sisters... Love you guys

Hey Lora: I can not figure out how to post my comment on your blog. This is my next alternative email it to you and you can post it if you want to. I wanted to leave a memory comment since I have a ton of those HAHA don't worry I didn't say anything bad...... Yet! Just kidding this is what I wanted to write, look it over and post it under my name if you want to. I can't figure out how to do this but it is 11 at night and I am maybe not thinking clear?

I remember the first day I met Lora. Matt brought me over to meet his family and hang out. Lora instantly gave me a hug and invited me to come and play Baseball with them at the Layton Park with the rest of the Peterson's. I had only been in the house for like 3 minutes. I am not a big fan of playing baseball, but I went to watch anyway. We became immediate firends and it was like we had know each other forever. I remember always being at the Peterson houe in Clinton, It was a place I always felt welcome! Thank you Lora for this (oh yeah and your mom and dad too) I was there so much I felt like your sister already although Matt and I were not married yet. You went to your first High School dance (who knows who the guys was since you hadn't met your fabulous husband Dan yet) I remember taking pictures with the Camera after doing your hair for hours. I also remember all the tears I cried that night when he came to pick you up! I don't know why I was crying but I was and so was your mother! Thank you for always loving me and accepting me into your family. I know it must have been hard to let another girl into your family, you were used to being the only daughter and the only sister. You alwasy included me and you always do whatever you can to help me and I appreciate that more than I can ever say. I love you and your family and could not have asked for a better one! Thank you again for being MY SISTER!With love Kelly

I've Been Tagged

So last night I was at my Aunt Debbie's house and she asked if I had finished my BOO???
So I thought this morning I would make sure that I got it done just for her...!
Love you Aunt Debbie
What was your favorite Halloween costume when you were a kid?
I have a couple, the first one was when I was 16 my mom made me this amazing Renaissance Princess dress. I know it was so much work for her but I loved it, I still have actually and I'm pretty sure I always will..
My 2nd is actually from last year, I had to dress up for work and I could not think of a single thing to be. So at the last minute I decided that I want to be Tinker Bell, so my Mother- in - law drove all over town looking for a white dance leotard, thick white tights that we can dye green, along with fairy wings.
She also drove all the way up to Layton( from Spanish fork) the night before Halloween, and she and I stayed up until about 1 am making this silly costume. It turned out pretty good the only problem was that while I was dental assisting I had to take my wings off and everyone thought I was Peter Pan.
What is your favorite Halloween candy?
As most of you know, I love anything with Sugar in it! So this time of the year is really not good for me. When we go to the grocery store Dan is usually steering me away from the mounds of candy... But I would have to say that I really enjoy the Sprees (of course) in the Halloween aisle they are smaller and come in little packages, and for some reason they taste even better than the regular ones...!
Do you have a Halloween tradition?
Dan and I don't have our own tradition, but I remember from when I was younger that my mom would always set up her little "Spook Station" with her lamp ghost and her light up pumpkin and her spooky music. She would always make chili, and we would all come in from trick-or-treating and dump our candy on the floor, count it, then my dad would come and see what we got then he would pick up a peice of candy and tell us that he was "checking" to make sure that it wasn't posion...
Have you ever played a trick instead of giving a treat?
I don't think so, but like Debbie I would like to... maybe I will look up some ideas for this year and see what I can come up with, you better watch out because I might just be playing the trick on you...!
I BOO (At least 3 people) Krista, JP & Abbey

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Mom!

Me & My Mom

This week my mom was able to come and stay a week in Utah. She was here to watch Ace while Kelly was out of town for work.
It was so nice to have my mom here for a week. We had so much fun while she was here, since Dan was on night shift I was able to spend every night with her.
We did all sorts of things. We got our nails done, got pedicures, went out to eat, talked and laughed about everything.
It was really nice to rekindle such a great Mother & Daughter friendship.
I just wanted my mom to know how much I Love Her. She always knows just what to say or do to help me with whatever it is that I need. Thanks for being there Mom!

Can't wait to see you for Thanksgiving...!

Dan & My Mom

I Love this picture! My Mom & Dan are the funniest people (don't you think this picture says it all? )

All the way home Dan was trying to think of ideas to get my parents to move to Utah! I loved that he loves them enough to want them to move here! Or he just wants her here to get me out of the house more...! j/k

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Book of Mormon Challange

Ok Family and Friends,

Dan and I have decided that we wanted to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year... I'm sure all of you remember the challange President Hinkley gave to the world back in the Oct/2005 general conference.

Dan and I did not participate in this challange, and I always felt kind of like I should have. I tried justifying the fact that we didn't. I mean give me a break Dan and I were planning our wedding, and did our best to justify that we didn't have "time."

Silly us...! One of my favorite quotes that I am sure Dan got from someone famous, but has taken it and made it his own is. "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions..." So often in my life I feel like I am paving my own road with "Good Intentions." Well not this time, I am bound and determined to finish the book of mormon this year...!

I would also like to extend this challange to all of my Friends and Family! I understand that we are approaching the busiest time of the year, but I think it is the perfect way to stay close to the gospel, and to help us remember the simple things in life that keep us grounded...!

I want you all to know that I do have a testimony of this Gospel, as simple as my testimony is. It is stong and I know that by reading the book of mormon it will only help it to grow.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

101 Things About Me

    How well do you know me? Would like like to learn a thing or two?

  1. My favorite color is green
  2. I would never leave my house with out my make up on (trust me, this is for the best.)
  3. I love to play softball.
  4. I once scalped myself when I was 7 with a drill (more about this story to come later.)

  5. Also when I was 7 my mom cut my hair into this awful mushroom/bob cut, to this day my cousin's still call me mushroom head.
  6. I just realized that age 7, was not a good year for me.
  7. My brothers are my hero's.
  8. Winter is my favorite season.
  9. I have my Grandpa Peterson's blue eyes. ( I'm very Lucky)
  10. I could eat pizza for every meal.
  11. I have a super sensitive sense of smell.
  12. I love lotions ( I have frequent flyer miles at bath & body works.)
  13. I prefer to be barefoot, but I do own 118 pairs of shoes ( Every time I announce this my dad rolls his eyes, I like to believe this is because he is proud..Right? )
  14. I hate seafood.
  15. I can't go through an entire day with out changing my clothes at least twice.
  16. I have to get my nails done, other wise I would bite them until they bleed.
  17. Sometimes late at night I crave noodles & butter.
  18. I love surprises.
  19. My husband is the greatest man alive.

  20. The car I drove in high school was a '93 Chevy Suburban, we called it the Burbie..
  21. I have had braces 3 times.
  22. When I eat meat it has to be burnt(That's how my mom made it.)
  23. I still sleep with a night light.
  24. I have to have at least 1 Pepsi a day. ( I know I'm addicted.)
  25. My birthmark on my back is white, when I'm sun burnt people think I have white paint on my back.
  26. My husband massage's my back every night ( I told you he was the greatest. )
  27. I have the cutest niece's and nephews ever.
  28. My heaven on earth is Lyman Lake.
  29. I love to go on road trips.
  30. Dan and I are saving to go on a cruise.
  31. (Almost) every Sunday, My Aunt & Uncle make us dinner. (otherwise we would starve)
  32. I love to play with/do hair... I'm game for anyone who will sit down and let me.
  33. I love to stay in bed all day with my hubby.

  34. I could watch the Disney channel all day.
  35. I am a morning person, but definitely not a night person..
  36. I admit, I am kind of bossy.
  37. Once ( I don't know how old I was) my cousin Brittany dared me to stick my finger in a metal fan, and I did.. Thanks cuz..
  38. I love to read.
  39. On a cold day, there is nothing better than a good movie and a cup of hot chocolate.
  40. My brother married my best friend from high school.
  41. I used to work for this amazing little burger joint called Big Burger World.(best food ever)
  42. My parents have always been my rock.
  43. One day I hope to be just like my mom.
  44. When ever I walk past something that will show my reflection, I have to look..
  45. I was home schooled(LOVED IT)
  46. I can sing Angels Among us in Sign Language.
  47. I love to speak in front of people/kind of have this center of attention thing going on.
  48. I truly believe in Angels
  49. I have a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  50. I love Cinnamon Candles( it reminds me of my parents house.)
  51. I often wonder if people look in the mirror before they left their house?
  52. I have a little brother on a mission in Africa.
  53. In high school my friends & I would go what we called "OLD FOLKIN" meaning we went to visit the old folks home.
  54. Dan broke my ankle when we had just started dating...
  55. I get severe migraines
  56. My favorite candy are sprees.

  57. I love to listen to FM 100
  58. I hate to drive!
  59. WARNING: I love to burp, my dad used to call me one of the boys.
  60. I already have some grey hair (AW HELP)
  61. I have to shave my legs and wash my hair at least once a day..
  62. I used to get embarrassed when my dad would tell my friends " I can't wait until tomorrow." and then go on to further say "Because I get better lookin every day."
  63. I would give anything to be a mother.
  64. I am in the primary presidency.
  65. I have a very close family.
  66. I live in a barn.
  67. I love to ride roller coasters.
  68. One day I hope to be a successful business woman.
  69. When I get ready in the morning, sometimes I will take a picture of myself to make sure that I look ok.. (This all trails back to me wondering if people look in the mirror before they leave their house. )
  70. Sometimes I talk too much..
  71. I once had a stocker.
  72. I have a very wild imagination.
  73. When I was a kid, my Grandpa Peterson used to take me out of school and we would go Ice Skating..

  74. I love the 4th of July.
  75. I was born in Layton, UT
  76. In December I will have been married for 3 years
  77. My favorite bed time snack is "air popped" popcorn, w/ M&M'S mixed in. and a nice bowl of Burnt almond fudge.
  78. I have always wanted to learn sign language.
  79. I love to scrapbook.
  80. I slept on my parents bedroom floor until I was 14
  81. Last year I got bi-focal's.
  82. I don't cry in front of people.
  83. When I was growning up, when ever I would be mad at my parents I would stomp my feet all the way up the stairs, and my mom would shout " Don't forget to slam your door." which in that case I couldn't slam the door.
  84. I only got my door taken off the hinges once.
  85. I love to throw dinner parties
  86. I can't wait for Christmas!
  87. I Love Chinese food, but I can't eat it because of all the MSG that it contains (refer back to # 55)
  88. I love going to home decor stores.
  89. My grandma Scoffield used to always tell me that she loved my liver. I would reply that I loved her bum scum.
  90. My tooth brush is red.
  91. When ever I see my Grandpa S. I kiss, blow, & rub his balding head for good luck.
  92. I taught Ace to do this same tradition on Grandpa S head.
  93. I rarely ever have to do house work. (Refer to # 19)
  94. My birthday is in Feb.
  95. I love to garden.
  96. One day I hope to buy a house.
  97. I would be ok living next door to my mom.
  98. I like to color in coloring books.
  99. I love to BBQ
  100. I have a sincere appreciation to everyone who has influenced my life.
  101. I believe that this life is what we make it.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


1. Add a comment on my blog. Leave one memory that you have had with either Dan or Lora, It doesn't matter if you knew us a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about us, we'll assume you're playing the game and we'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

NeW bLoG

Hi Guys,
I'm assuming you can tell that I have started a new blog...! I was so frustrated with my other one... Everyone had darling stuff with theirs, and I wanted to join the club..!!! Hopefully this one will work out just a little better... Love Lora