Saturday, November 29, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Heidi tagged me, I know your probably bored of reading these blogs..but I got tagged so what else am I supposed to do. Here it goes!

8 Shows I Watch:
1. Brothers and Sisters
2. Survivor
3. Oprah
4. The Hills
5. Ellen
6. Greys Anatomy
7. American Idol
8. So You Think You Can Dance

8 Restaurant I Like To Eat At:
1. Porcupine Grill
5. Life Cafe at Lifetime Fitness
6. Harmons Salad Bar
2. Tsunami (Sunshine Roll)
3. Papa Johns
4. Ginza (The X Roll)
7. Chilis
8. Rumbi

8 Things I Did Today:
1. Ate a bowl of oatmeal
2. Took a picture with Cruela Deville at Disneyland
3. Rode on the Tower Of Terror at California Adventure Disneyland
4. Ate at ESPN Sports Grill at California Adventure Disneyland
5. Went on Space Mountain in Tomorrow Land of Disneyland
6. People Watched, holy cow! We are a weird species..especially in Disneyland
7. Went on Soaring Over California at California Adventure Disneyland
8. Went on Indiana Jones Ride in Frontier Land at Disneyland

8 Things I Am Looking Forward To:
1. Moving out this week :)
2. Christmas
3. Falling in Love
4. Becoming a wife and mom of a beautiful family someday
5. Skiing in the Mountains this season
6. A New Year 2009! Can't wait!
7. Completing an Ironman someday
8. New clothes from Anthroplogie

8 Things On My Wish List:
1. Love and Marriage and Babies in a baby carriage. :)
2. To see Lion King on Broadway in NYC.
3. Stay in Banff Canada at Lake Louise
4. To meet Sarah Mclachlan and have her sing for me at my wedding when I get hitched someday.
5. To write a successful novel
6. A shopping spree to Anthropolgie
7. Qualify for the Olympics in Cycling
8. To be a rockstar :)

8 People I Tag:
1. Katie
2. Heather
3. Ashleah
4. Brandie
5. Stacey
6. Joel and Lisa
7. Amanda
8. Allison

Friday, November 21, 2008



I am a certified PSIA Alpine Ski Instructor and instructed for Alta ski resort for 3 seasons. I have also been a PRIVATE Instructor for Deer Valley Resort and I have experience in teaching beginners-Advanced. I also have instructed professional atheletes. (Such as Hall of Fame baseball player Ken Hill.) I decided this season that I will only be instructing children and young teens.


I am going to be instructing skiers this coming year from Beginner to Int/Advanced Levels. I will be committing to every Saturday once we are having consistent snow falls for good skiing. I will only be instructing ages 3-16 years of age.

I will be charging $20 dollars an hour plus the cost of my ski pass. I will travel to any resort of choice. If your child is a beginner and you want them to ski in a group, I will only instruct 3-4 kids per lesson. I want to be as hands on as possible for each child. If there is a group of kids that have experience in skiing then I would be willing to negotiate a group of 5 max. I am available to do either full or half day instruction.

There will be a liability statement that needs to be signed beforehand in order for me to take your child up to the resort.

I am so excited to ski this year, I hope that I can ski with any of your children that have expressed interest. I absolutely LOVE kids and have confidence in myself that I will do a fabulous job! Please pass this on to anyone you may think would like to contact me for lessons.

Happy Holidays!
Abbey Daw


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Time To Write


Wow! It has been almost a month since I last blogged, which is very unlike me..but to be quite frank blogging was not on my to do list. I am now sitting at my computer trying to think of something to write about, something interesting that will keep all you fellow bloggers reading this post. I swear this month went by too fast! I feel like Halloween was an hour ago. It is crazy to think that Thanksgiving is now a few days away. Where does all the time go? It is sad to think that we probably all do not really stop to breathe and enjoy the beauty of just staying still for a moment. I plead guilty of this right now as I sit down and rack my brain of fulfilling wonderful experiences to blog about. I still have many other thoughts on my mind that will not allow me to sit still. But I will try now to just let everything be and write. I am in the writing mood. I get in this mood sometimes and I usually write my blog for myself, not really caring whether anyone else will read it. If you happen to skim through it..great! I really do not know what will come out of my thoughts as I sit here alone tonight at my computer while everyone else has gone to bed.

I am actually looking back and thinking about the year 2008. I feel like my life hit a HUGE milestone, and I learned alot about myself and about what I want to be and who I am becoming as I continue to walk and breathe each day. Usually, I would post a blog like this the last day of December...but I am slightly overwhelmed right now, and we are never really promised bare with me.

Abbey's 2008 Review..(Growth, Experiences, Oppertunites, Moments, Friendships, Family, that changed my life for the better...and made me a stronger Abbey.)

December 2007-I learned alot about myself when I lost a very important person in my life. My amazing Grandpa J. Weston Daw passed away. His favorite holiday was Christmas and he passed away about 2 weeks prior. It was the most spiritual Christmas I have ever had because I learned so much about service. My grandpa was the most serving man I have ever met, besides my own mother. I will never forget the experiences I had sitting by his bedside as he waited to pass on to the otherside. My family grew closer and even though it was sad to see my grandpa go, he left a legacy in us all...and especially in my own life.

January-Garrett and Brittany welcomed baby Vincent into the world. He has been a major blessing to our family. Vince is the cutest blue eyed, blonde haired baby boy you will ever see.

I did however have kinda a hard time, going through a break up with someone that you love is never good. I learned that I needed that experience to learn how to love myself. I don't think I did, and It came at a cost of losing someone that I cared deeply about, I know strange! We always learn the most when we have to climb the highest mountains.

February-I decided to read the Book Of Mormon, I wanted to find Peace and gain a stronger testimony. I finished it the following summer, and I have never loved a book so much in my life. Alma 32 sticks out in my mind on FAITH. I am so glad that I chose to sit down even for ten minutes a day and read that book. I gained an incredible amount of peace from reading it.

March- Highlight for me was the oppertunity I was given by my awesome boss and friend Kaycee to attend the Life Time Fitness Cycle Summit at Corporate Headquarters in MN. I learned so much and made some new friends that will now always be a part of my life. I was also chosen to be a part of the board of Directors by Braham our CEO. I will never forget those experiences I had there with everyone that weekend.

April-The only thing I remember about April was when I ran the SLC 1/2 Marathon. I kinda realized that I love Biking more then running. ;)

May-I met some great friends, and had the best time working as a marketing rep for Black Bottoms cycle wear. I learned alot about the biking business and gained 3 new friends. Jay, Allie, and Matt.

June- Funnest times of my life! The MS 150 ride with Life Time fitness. It was awesome to be a part of the Fab 5! We smoked EVERYONE!

The Ragnars Wasatch Relay, The Runamok Diva's. Longest but the most fun 32 hours I haver ever had. NO SLEEP involved! I am already signed up for next year. "Breaking we come! :) DEBBIE! YEHAW!

Allison and Cameron's little Dillon came into the world 6 weeks premature. Hardest 6 weeks for Allison, Cam and Mason. But they made it through, and now Dillon is a healthy little baby who is sooooo loved.

July-Is my FAV month! IDEA FITNESS CONVENTION in Vegas. I always go down and work for Impact Fitness Wear. This year was the most fun I have had at convention. We laughed, and laughed, and laughed every moment. The top 10 list! I will never forget the paten leather watering can purse and the Asian's that love the head bands. Megan, Kirsten and all the girls. I had so much fun with them. Also, hanging out with Kaycee and Emily in my condo every night. Kaycee and I's long talk about life and how could I forget about getting stuck in a parking garage at 4 am. I thought my life was over. OH and dancing at a piano bar to Tina Turner. Yes I said Tina Turner! I let go of some inhibitions that evening. And finally, almost getting shot in a food 4 less at 11 o clock at night, when Kaycee and I went to get oatmeal for our daily breakfasts.

August-My 27th Birthday, a little bittersweet realizing that I am 27 and still single. But now I am learning to embrace it, and my attitude has changed. I get to look forward to falling in love. I also met a hottie that month, the relationship lasted about a month until he hit my car and then we parted ways. He was a good kisser though, and probably the hottest guy I ever dated. It was good times..but never meant to be. Also, the Bear Lake Trip with Kaycee, Heidi and Kasi.

September- LOTOJA finishing in 11 hrs 47 Minutes. Loving every moment of it. Hanging with Keena most the day. My family and friends at the finish line was the best!

Amanda and Adam moved away. Sad! I'm still not happy about this situation.

Last but certainly not least, my nose surgery! YAY! Sept 16th will forever be an anniversary.

Landing the best job as a Spinal Technician at Integrated Wellness. It was the best change for my life. I love Matt, Tony, Scott, Amy, and the whole Frogley clan. You have all made my life sweeter and I am so blessed to be in such a positive atmosphere.

October-Not much really happened in October but it was still a good month. Garrett dressed up as a Chick Fil A Bird for Halloween, and I won't ever forget that night.

November-A New President Elect. Bear Lake Trip with Debbie and Kaycee. Man I love these two! They always make me laugh. I don't think I would rather be with anybody else if I want to laugh. They are the best! The Morrill Girls, hanging with them is always a highlight. I am headed to Disney Land this coming Sunday. I can't wait to blog about my trip!

PHEW! I guess I have much to be Thankful for and alot of memories to lean on to make me smile. 2008 was a great year! I look forward to the holidays!

Welcome each trial as an oppertunity to grow, and the trial will become more of a journey, rather than a destination of pain.
Powered by Blogger.