Friday, March 6, 2009 New Blog!!

Ok...this better be the last blog I start and hopefully this time I'll have some people actually read it.   I posted my version of us eloping...and Tyler used to be an avid blogger so I hope he can contribute! 

Here it is!


Sum Sum, Natsu, Verano. 7:24 PM.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Cash Money

Such a snuggle bug... Cash really is a perfect mix between Rocky & Olane! Rocky from the eyes up and Olane from the nose down. Such a big,strong boy for only being 3 months old...
Can you tell I am loving all these babies???

Sum Sum, Natsu, Verano. 5:31 PM.
Some help...

...so you can make an educated vote. :)
Close up no freckles.

Sum Sum, Natsu, Verano. 5:10 PM.
Monday, February 23, 2009 Freckles?

Online Surveys & Market Research

Sum Sum, Natsu, Verano. 5:27 PM.
Saturday, February 21, 2009 TWINS!!!

My friends Sara & Joel were finally able to bring their precious twins home after being in the hospital for 18 days. Incredibly this amazing woman was able to have a regular delivery (not a c-section) with 2 breeched (feet first) twins! Aren't they the cutest?? I am already in love with them!
Isaac looks just like his daddy. ...& Scarlett looks just like her mommy.

Happy Family.

Sum Sum, Natsu, Verano. 12:04 PM.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Evidence

I'm officially a Board Bunnie...Check out the Board Bunnies website HERE.

So as it turns out, I don't suck at snowboarding as much as I thought! My first snowboarding experience this year (after 3...possibly 4 empty seasons) was in Colorado with my childhood best friend (Casey Ritchie), her boyfriend, and her family right after Christmas in California. I ended up renting a board and boots, after pouting about my perfectly good board and boots at home. I didn't want to spend the $75 each way on my 3 leg flight just for one day of fun. Good thing for me because I had the best snow experience of my life and saved a ton of money!

Anyways...Second snowboarding experience was the very next week on New Year's Day with Tyler, his parents, and his sister Natalie. I have NEVER been so embarrassed in all my life...doning my very own board/boots I proceeded to :

*Collide with a skier in front of my boyfriend's mother

*Get yelled at by the skier's husband in front of boyfriend's mother

*Fall every few yards so boyfriend's family had to wait after every run for me

*Get stuck on a straight away

*Have family wait for me after trying to change stance 3 times on board with no improvement after each one

*Get so frustrated that I don't want to talk to anyone and am silent Joe on lift with Boyfriend's mother

*Get separated from boyfriend and family for much too long because taking incorrect lift and getting lost. Note: left cell phone in car


*catch an, EDGE, EDGE, EDGE

My body ached and groaned at me for a good two and a half weeks...So after that experience I was convinced that it was not me it was my board. My friend Heather Bird (Sundance instructor and stunningly hot board bunnie) took me to Board of Provo to get me set up with new gear...board, bindings, and sexy new goggles. Safe to say it changed my life...I went to Brighton a few weeks ago with my friend Jennie from work and had a fabulous time. Proud to also say I went off a baby jump and stuck it! This post is dedicated to the Bruford family...I apologize... can't wait for Natalie to come back for Spring Break to see the new me. :)

My cute new Tech 9 board
Board Bunnies sticker on the left...RampLove on the right in blue

My proof...slow but steady -I'm the one in the very, very back...trying to get used to the new board.

Sum Sum, Natsu, Verano. 12:45 PM.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Draper LDS Temple

As the only member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in my family, I thought it would be neat to post some pictures and the article below for everyone and friends that aren't "Mormon." The pictures below are of the new Draper Temple-only a few minutes from home. All new temples like this one have open houses before they are dedicated, so the public can appreciate the site for themselves. Most of the temples are very similar in style inside....they are the most beautiful and peaceful places, a real heaven on earth. Going to the temple is the best way to step away from reality, worldly things, and give you the opportunity to focus on the more important and spiritual things in life. I am so grateful to be a member of the church and for the chance I have to live in driving distance to over 6 temples here in Utah.

For more information on the LDS church you can go to www.lds.org or www.mormon.org.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20-22 March 2009, the Draper Utah Temple will be formally dedicated. Latter-day Saints in the area served by the new temple will attend 12 dedicatory sessions.

After its dedication, the temple will serve approximately 60,000 members of the Church in Draper and surrounding communities. It will become the 129th Latter-day Saint temple worldwide.

Temples are considered "houses of the Lord" where Christ's teachings are reaffirmed through sacred ordinances such as marriage that unite families for eternity. In the temple, Church members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants with God to serve Him and their fellow man.
Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services.

President Gordon B. Hinckley, former worldwide leader of the Church, announced the construction of the new temple at the Church’s October 2004 general conference.
Now, with the mountains of Corner Canyon as a backdrop, the Draper Utah Temple rises more than 168 feet to the top of its angel Moroni statue. Its exterior is made of white granite from China, and its interior includes limestone from France and Makore wood from Central Africa. Art-glass and murals were created by local artists.

The history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Draper — an area once known to Native Americans as Sivogah, meaning willows — goes back to 1847, when Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. By 1852, it had grown to a community of 20 families whose livelihood was farming and raising cattle and sheep. The first Latter-day Saint congregation in the area was organized in September 1852, with William Draper Jr. as its local ecclesiastical leader and in whose honor the community was later renamed.

More about Temples

The sacredness of the temple anciently can be seen in both the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, Moses had the children of Israel carry with them the Tabernacle (a large, portable temple) as they wandered in the wilderness. King Solomon built and dedicated the great temple that was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. It was rebuilt and later substantially expanded, but again destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. The great Western Wall can still be seen in Jerusalem today, and even after millennia, remains a sacred site for Jews. The New Testament gives an account of Jesus Christ clearing the temples when its sacredness was violated by people using its courts as a common market.

Latter-day Saint temples are considered houses of God, a place of holiness and peace separate from the preoccupations of the world. They provide a place where Church members make formal promises and commitments to God. They are also the place where the highest sacraments of the faith occur — the marriage of couples and the “sealing” of families for eternity.
Temples serve as the only place where ceremonies such as baptism and eternal marriage can be performed in behalf of those who have died —a practice that Latter-day Saints believe was followed in New Testament times but that later was lost.

Temples point Latter-day Saints to Jesus Christ and their eventual life with Him, their Heavenly Father and their family members on the condition of faithfulness to Christ’s teachings.
In a modern-day revelation, Joseph Smith received direction to build a temple in Kirtland, Ohio (dedicated in 1836). Later he was instructed to build a temple in Nauvoo, Illinois (1846). So important were temples to early Church members that within days after arriving in Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young selected the site of the Salt Lake Temple.

There are 145 temples throughout the world either in operation, under construction or announced. (See temple list.)
On most temples there is a golden statue of a man in flowing robes, with a long horn pressed to his lips. The statue depicts the angel Moroni, an ancient prophet and a central figure in the Book of Mormon. The statue is symbolic of the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Sum Sum, Natsu, Verano. 3:41 PM.


Summer Tanaka
Loves animals.
Loves nature.
Loves you.
Allergic to nothing
Scuba diver
Loves cheese
new iPod
IKEA dresser
▪ skydiving for my 27th birthday
▪ my bow legs & knobby knees
▪ people talking with food in their mouth
▪ honkers
▪ my sloppy slanted writing
▪ rude, inconsiderate people
▪ Japan
▪ Laos
▪ Thailand
▪ ???
Adrienne & Mike Barnett
Alli & Brent Bailey
Angela & Brian Bladen
Amanda & Ben Mudrick
Ash & Brandon Christensen
Ashlee Bruford
Ashley & John Connors
Ashlie & Chris Mann
Brandi & Ryan Wooden
Breanne & Trevor Kavanagh
Bryan Family
Cara & Brandon Hansen
Craig Lifferth
Daren Lifferth
Elisa & Reed Smith
Emilee & Lance Cannon
Emily & Jonny Monroy
Emily & Reed Smith
Heather & Christian Johnson
Heather & Todd Fitch
Jaela Austen
Jamie & Nick Onken
Jen & Jeff Wright
Jen & Tyler Tanaka
Kailee & Craig Fitch
Kandace & Brian Nelson
Karalee & Scott Lifferth
Karlie & Dave White
Kendall & Brock Manwill
Kimberly Calder
Lindsay & Corey Carlson
Lindsey & Bjorn Bornes
Lindsey & Jude Zils
Lindsey & Travis Fitch
Mandy & Tyler Winn
Marisa & Ben
Marsha & Marisa's Style
Mary & Brian Fitch
Megan & Colton Owens
Melissa & Jack
Melissa Lundquist
Miquel & Erik
Morgan & John Wallet
Ruth & Ben
Sara & Joel LaClaire
Summer's Past
Tyler Bruford
Things to smile about
▪ yummy newborn baby smell
▪ the way snow sparkles
▪ catching raindrops in your mouth
▪ a first kiss
▪ the Gospel
▪ purring kitties
▪ my mother's refusal to learn how to use a computer
▪ Anna & Evan
▪ Sangvane's pole dancing
▪ the fishies at work
▪ thinking about the future
▪ my crazy & psychotic dreams
▪ Salt Lake City Candle Company candles
▪ blueberry muffins w/streusel topping
▪ when people make fun of me being Japanese
▪ that Casey & Shira are engaged...not to each other :)
▪ Heather's shopping addiction
▪ John's guy analogy to different types of cars
▪ that I still wear clothes from Jr. High
▪ astrology
▪ the "boat" being my first car
▪ I spill on myself at every meal-guaranteed
▪ rainbows
▪ Sundays
▪ when a nice person lets me in when I'm trying to merge
▪ my nifty pen set at work
▪ finding old friends on Facebook
▪ improvement on my snowboarding skills
▪ ladybugs
▪ Bruford Sunday dinners
▪ sitting in a mound of fresh, warm,laundry
▪ sleep
▪ seeing movies in the theatre
▪ Utah Parade of Homes
▪ Fridays
▪ When Tyler gets off work!
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