my dad :)

my dad...
also known as:
gregg michael harman
one of the coolest guys you will ever meet.

and you ask why do i love him so much?

well, i'll tell you.
not only is he my dad, but also one of my best friends.
i look forward to his random phone calls, voicemails, and text messages.
he's one in a million.
he motivates me to be a better person.
he works SO hard for my family and i.
he loves my mom.
he is optimistic and always looks on the bright side.
even if you are mad at the world, he can make you smile.
he has the best dance moves to shania twain songs.
he doesn't judge.
he loves everyone unconditionally and gives everyone a chance.
he has the best sense of humor.
he is a good cook.
gotta love the chili tacos, homemade french fries, dutch oven, steak and potatoes, fajitas...
dad i love you.
and i hope you had a fantastic fathers day. :)

Utah Vision Walk

on june 13, i had the opportunity to join my family in salt lake for the first annual
Utah Vision 5k walk. it was an event put on to help raise funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. I have two cousins who have a genetic eye disease called X-linked juvenile retinoschisis. The disease affects the retina of the eye, causting retinal degeneration along with other potential complications, possibly leading to complete blindness.

i'll definitely be walking it again next year, and hopefully helping my aunt sarah out alot more. she is such an awesome lady. she put so much work into the walk and i want her to know i love her and that she is a great example to me. the event was carefully planned and was a huge success. it was amazing to see all the love and support people had for this cause. i had a blast and i know everyone else in attendance did also.

here are a few photos. :)

lucas and caleb sporting their balloon hats. :)

aunt janet, aunt sarah, and my mom.

me, my mom, and averi.

tash, me, uncle jared, and ave pausing for a quick photo op.

me and tash just walkin it out. :)

team monster truck :)

grandma & grandpa eliason and aunt sarah.

lucas & my mom.

at the finish.. caleb, me, averi, tash, and my mom.


don't drink while driving. thank you.

this picture makes me smile. :)
i'm an addict, i'll be the first to admit it.
my mom has had me hooked on it since, well uh FOREVER.
so of course, yesterday when the lady at the wendy's drive thru asked me what i wanted to drink with my #11, i didn't even hesitate, i replied, "a medium diet coke please."
so i pay, get my lunch, and headed back to my apartment.
i was a block away from my apartment, stopped at a stoplight, with nothing better to do, but
to take a sip of my diet coke. haha, i swear it was calling out to me, but anyways, i finally gave in and picked up my drink and put my blackberry in the cupholder. after taking a sip of my drink, i went to return it to the cupholder, while at the same time i managed to knock the lid off my drink and not only did it spill on my entire lap, seat, passenger seat & floor mat, but it ALSO filled the entire cupholder that my blackberry was sitting in. at first i was in a state of shock. i rushed home cleaned out my car, changed my clothes, and attempted to fix my no longer functioning blackberry. i was distraught. especially since my blackberry is basically my life.
many thoughts were running through my mind:
well that mystery may never be solved, but thanks to my lovely cousin Chelsey, she solved my cell phone problem. i was talking to her on facebook telling her about my lovely incident, i'm sure she was laughing, because seriously it is rather comical, but i was freaking out. then she suggested that i take the battery and sim card out of my phone, and stick my phone into a bag of rice. then she said, "i know it sounds crazy, but just do it. my sister-in-law did it. the rice absorbs all the moisture." so i tried it, AND OH MY HECK IT WORKED.

chelsey i love you my dear, you are a lifesaver. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

and for the rest of you reading this, the moral of the story is: don't drink while driving. haha ok so we already know not to do that, but just in case your cell phone gets damaged by ANY liquid form, put it in a bag of rice, and in just a few short hours, your phone will be restored. :)