Sunday, November 29, 2009


This Thanksgiving was really fun! I flew down to Memphis and my mom picked me up and we spent most of our time in West Point, Mississippi, where my great grandparents live. Here is what we did in pictures :)

We chatted outside with our cousins...

Played dolls with Jameson and Bentley...

Wrote letters to Santa (Katie is working hard)!

Took family pictures of course :) Gibbs Clan (-Frank)

Got down with our bad selves (Burkley Ann)

Ran outside with sticks (Weston)

And of course there was some football played... (I think Ray might be cheating...)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


This is probably going to be a super sappy post but I am warning you now... I have been thinking about the truly wonderful people in my life and I just thought that they deserve a little Internet shout out, in no particular order I am incredibly grateful to the following individuals:

Tia Masters Nelson: for being my life coach and telling me the same thing over and over until I finally understand, or open myself up enough to really listen to what you are saying. I think that eventually I would get to the place that you tell me to get too on my own, but its much easier with someone who can tell me exactly what I need to hear in a way that I will listen. I am so thankful that you came back into my life and I cannot even begin to express how amazing of a mother you will be. If it is even half of the "big sister"/friend that you have been to me that is one lucky ninja :)

Kate Charipar: my second life coach :) I can't begin to say how awesome you are and how much you have taught me in the last few months. I am so happy to have found my soul mate ;), we are so much of the same person that I think Kyle gets jealous that he can't be in on the fun... One day we will dominate the Compliance world and rule with glitter, rhinestones and tiaras...

Kat Abke: my life mentor (yes I am that complicated that I need two life coaches and a life mentor) I am grateful that Kat is still not annoyed that I am following her in every life step. Undergrad Sport Management major at Michigan: CHECK; University of Utah Law School: CHECK; Stirba and Associates: CHECK, next step is up to Kat...

Alyssa and Meaghan: my workout buddies and oldest Angelzz friends! I am so thankful that we can get together and kick each other's butts, because I know that I would have quit p90x by now if it weren't for you two! Thanks for the motivation and the happy smiles early in the morning, you guys are the best and I am so glad that we have become close friends again!

My parents: who are always supportive of any stupid idea that I have and are more supportive of the non-stupid ideas! I am grateful that they still semi-support me in my "old" age...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup

I am trying to get the word on through all my social media sources... So here goes the schedule can be found here:

Come see people like this:
The Night Train: 2009 4-man Bobsled World Champions
Driver Steve Holcomb is from Park City

Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton slider from Orem!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Synchro Skating Worlds!

Not many people know that I was a synchronized figure skater for 10 years and I still do some choreography with my friends I used to skate with who have small teams. So anyway, I high school skating was my thing, I didnt spend too much time at school so my high school friends are the ones that I skated with. We are all getting older (most of us are married and some have kids) and we dont really get together as much as we should! When I was off skating at Michigan, we used to have a bi-annual reunion, one at Christmas and one over the summer.

Anyway, Synchro Worlds are in Colorado Springs, CO this year and we all decided that it would be fun to go! I can't tell you how exciting this is, (1) because Worlds is AWESOME and (2) because we all get to go together. Colorado Springs holds special signifcance for me because that is where I started skating, and where I competed at my first Nationals (with the Ice Angelzz) and my last nationals (with Michigan Collegiate)...

All there is to do now is wait until April!

Here are some pics of when I skated the first one is at nationals my Senior year (I am in the very front line (of 3) farthest right)

And this one is from Nationals my Junior year, I again am in the front :) (that is my "yearning" face and arm :))

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This year I was a bee for Halloween, here are the photos :)