Sunday, June 5, 2011


OK... so it has been a long time since my last post and now that my life has settled down just a bit so I think it is time to pick up this hobby that I have pushed to the side. A lot has happened sense my last post... some good and some sad but nothing that is horrible. I am now living in Murray Utah with 4 almost 5( Amy will be moving in, in a few weeks) wonderful girls that make life and being single kinda fun. I am still working at great job which I am learning more and more about every day.

For the last little while I have felt like I needed to get my SSW (social service worker) License. so at the end of January I put in my application to take the test. About the middle of February I received a letter saying that I was accepted to take the test and needed to do so within a year. Of course things happened that did not allow me to take it right away( i.e. speeding tickets, car accidents, moving out of my apartment, deaths in the family, more speeding tickets, and more car troubles, work trips to Florida etc...) So after a long 2 months of craziness I took a break to finally buckle down and study. Now when I say study I mean looking at the closed book every so often and complaining that I do not have enough time in my busy life to do everything I want let alone enough hours in the day to get it all done. So after the constant battle with time I gave up exercising and sleeping to find some time to study.

After much anxiety and not enough sleep. I took the test last Friday(6/3/2011). Can I just mention that it was the stupidest test anyone could take. I know I could not have done it on my own. My friend Jon came over the night before and gave me a blessing. Which really helped me with my anxiety and confidence.

Anyways I took the test and I PASSED. by the skin on my Teeth. I needed to get 99 out of 170 right in order to pass. But that is exactly what I did 99.

So I am Now Stacey Phillips SSW. YIPPY!! and I will never have to take that test again.

Monday, July 5, 2010


SO i have been thinking a lot lately mostly about life and how it can be so wonderful at one point and you don't think it can get any better and then at the next it can be turned upside down and you don't know where you are or where to go next. Well that is how the last few months of my life have been like. In my last post I said that I have started new with everything... in fact I was even in a new wonderful relationship that to me and I think to him seemed like it was going in the right direction. I have a great job that has really been a great blessing to me and amazing co-workers that are so supportive and helpful in all situations. I could not have asked for anything more. I could not help but smile all the time cause I had finally found my confidence again and was ready to take on the world. BUT things change and like the saying of old "This to shall pass" things change . I am sill loving my job and it is still a wonderful experience. But the relationship is now over and I find my self wondering why? I miss the talks the interaction and the company of those that I met and became close to during the 2 months of a great relationship. But the Lord has a plan and I will be patient with myself and those around me and wait for the Lords timing for things to be right. I feel like have have this opportunity to really be sure and rely on the Lord and see his hand in my life. I know things will work out for my good. PATIENTS is all the answer that I get and I guess that it will always be that way.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Everything

So as most of you know there has been a lot of changes in my life these past few months. I have moved out of Cedar City and am currently living with my wonderful grandparents who always have the nicest things to say to me. They have truly given me the support and love I have greatly been in need of.
I also went through a hard yet needed break up and even though it is hard to admit (even to myself at times) I still feel a little lonely once in a while and have to fight the urge to call long distance to Nicaragua. The lessons I learned are priceless and the friends that I have made with this experience I hope will never end.
I have also re-dedicated myself to find a new job where I feel like I am appreciated and not walked all over. It is time to move on and use the education that I worked so hard to get.
So that is what I have done... drum roll please....
YES I have found a new job and once again I will be moving ( 4th time in one year; I'm starting to think it is turning into a hobby) to Tooele. I'm not exactly sure were in Tooele I will be moving but the adventure and the stress of finding a new place to live, finish up work, move, and take the GRE for grad school just might kill me and if it doesn't it will only make me stronger. So Like the title says I'm starting new with NEW EVERYTHING.
I realized today that it is a bitter sweet moment and if I think about it to much I find a lump forming in my throat and my eyes filling with liquid. It has been an amazing 3 years in Southern Utah and I have some great memories ( that is have not had time to blog about ) that I will always cherish. For now it is of for new adventures and on to new challenges.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Reciently I have come to a point in my life that sitting down watching a movie or reading a book only hold my attention for so long. So in the attempt to keep my self out of the early on set of bordem I have started to do things that i have never done before. A few weeks ago I recieved a starter of Amish friendship bread... yes that obnoxious bag of who knows what and who knows what else to do with it. Well the fact that I have never actually completed that task of making the friendship bread i thought I would give it a try. Suprise it actually turned out really good. I did burn the tops of the muffins but the bottems still tasted fabulous.

So today I wanted to try something else. I looked in the fridge and found a few black bananas. In the attempt to make banana bread I realized that I had never made one before ( I always left that messy job to my older sister). Well after mashing bananas and adding a few ingerdiance I realized that I didn't have any bread pan, so I devided some of the batter into muffin pans then called the banana bread pro... My sister!!! with a little persuation I decided to make a half bunt.

And suprise when I pulled out the bunt it was perfect. we thought it would taste good with some frosting on it so I wipped up some ceream cheese frosting which i also have never made before in my life.

All in all it all turned out to be very successful but , I think I need to invest in a few bread pans if I am going to continue this tradition.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Granada, Nicaragua

We took a tour of the bell tower in one of the cathlic church in Granada

this was the narrow stair case up to the bell tower

Still climbing....

This was the view that could be seen from the top of the bell tower. (top: the volcano on the hurizon, Bottem: the city of granada )

After coming out of the tour we were amazed that we had been all the way to the top of the tower.

David and I after the tour I think he was just happy to be back on the ground

Thursday, September 10, 2009


David at the top of a church tower just a little sacred I think

So they said not to ring the bell but I'm kind of a rule breaker
( I didn't really do it)
It is a cool view of the Virgin Mary though

I got to ride in this cute little carriage out to Nicaragua Lake

One of the many Cathlic Churches in a small city out side Managua, Nicaragua

David suprised me with flowers when I got off the plane there are 9 beautiful pink roses
I guess he really loves me!!!

In the beginning

I have always been a fan of the sky. Little did I know that I would fall in love with it all over again on the trip of a life time. On September 1st I started my day getting on a St. George shuttle at 5:15am that dropped me off in front of the Las Vegas Airport. After waiting for 2 hours I was finally on my way. Where?, you may ask well from Las Vegas I was going to Houston, Texas only to wait another 3 hours for plane and end up in Nicaragua 4 hours later. As I looked out the tiny airplane window I was amazed once again of the beauties that the Lord has created for each of us. The colors in the sunset and the miricales of a rainbow miles and miles above the earth and the formation of the clouds and the contrast between the blue sky and the white clouds. I could not help but think that I was the luckiest person in the world. I was on my way to see the Love of my life and I was given the oppertunity to see things that no man could recreate.
But even after seeing the beauties of the sky as I flew by nothing could compare to the joy of getting off the plane and the antisipation of seeing David and having him near by for a week and a half. Saying that I had butterflies in my stomach would be an understatment, but it was all worth the wait. Now seven days later I can't even imagine leaving and not having him close for another 3 months. I guess I will just enjoy the time I have left and see where we go from there.