Saturday, May 28, 2011

Last Week

Ok people, I know I'm crazy (only the best are though right? ;-) ...but I don't know if I want to go private anymore. I wanted to be able to write more personal things (yes, even more personal than I write about on here) on my blog and that is why I wanted to go private, but I decided the super personal things will just go into my journal. :-) 

Moving on..

Last week I worked at Interactive Intelligence's user conference. It was so fun and I learned so much! I love all the people that work at InIn and I especially loved hanging out with my dad when I could. (he was really busy.) It was fun to see him in action - speaking in front of 700 people and actin like a rockstar etc.

(the arizona sun will do me good this summer haha)

Random thought of the day: I have always been a little..ok a lot jealous of Kate Middleton getting to be a princess. This past week changed my mind though. It takes quite a dedicated person to hold that kind of role. I know this may sound funny, weird, or whatever but I feel like I got a teensy tiny itty bitty one one-millionth piece of what she goes through. At the conference I was representing my daddy. It didn't make me act totally different, but honestly I had to hold back, not be so goofy and playful, and be more proper than I'm usually used to being. I think I met about a billion people and I had to act like I was as excited to meet them as they were to meet me. (not that I wasn't or anything..cough cough.) I would introduce myself as "Kenzi" but people who were with me made sure to say this is Kenzi Staples-Joe's daughter (in one of those voices.) The people then seemed to get a little bit nicer. Imagine that? All of the people that work for my dad sucked up to me all week, which wasn't so bad, ha ha, but it was definitely different than what I'm used to. Don't get me wrong, I loved last week. I absolutely loved all the people I worked with and I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to work at the conference it just made me realize I wouldn't like having to be a real princess. The end.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Time

It is time. I am going private. If you'd like an invitation to be able to read my blog just comment here! It's ok if I don't know you, or haven't talked to you in years-I'd love for all of you to still read my blog!

I'm pretty sure I am going to do a "pre-blog" that has all of the names of my posts from my 'real' blog so that anyone can access that and give me an email address if they want to read my regular blog. I'll let ya'll know the address for that.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

All Grown Up

This week I am working at the user conference for a company called Interactive Intelligence.

I feel all grown up working here. I'm working with all old people except one girl my age. I absolutely love the people I am working with and I'm so grateful for this opportunity. The business field interests me, but I'd only want to work in it for a couple weeks, but never graduate in business (business majors are great, just not for me) so this is perfect!

Here is my cute daddy who hooked me up with this job. He did an awesome job speaking at and hosting the kick off ceremonyfor the conference. I look up to him so much.

While I am on the note of my dad I really just want to write a few  of the many great things about him for my own journal purpose.
My dad is the biggest gentleman I have ever met. He is genuine. He is not fake (at all). He is his kids biggest chearleader along with my mom. He is so in love with my mom, and would do anything and everything for her. He is the perfect example of how a husband should be. He is a hard worker. He loves uncondiotionally. He is the kindest person I have ever met-don't get that confused with a push-over, which he is definitely not. He would do anything and everything for his family. He is an awesome leader, and speaker. He is humble. He adores his grandkids. He never complains..seriously I remember one time in my life that I have ever heard him complain. He said about this conference-"I'll sleep on Friday!" even though he is being worked so hard and is so stressed and has so much to do. H e is so unselfish. He is giving. He has such a strong spiritual testimony.

My dad truly is the greatest man I have ever met.

Did I mention my work days this week are atleast 12 hours each day? I'll sleep when it's over.
Oh and did I mention I get endless diet coke here? Heaven. 
Oh and I am losing my mind..oh well.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Well..the world is not over. Surprise! 

My sisters and two of my nieces and I went to Disneyland this week. Surprise!

I got sick. Surprise!

My nieces got sick :-(

It ended up being a rough vacation, but the good times were really good. :-) That's how it should be though..even though the bad times really suck, the good times are really good in life because of how bad the bad times suck. (does that make sense?)   

 Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I finally got my Disneyland pickle I had been craving for the past few months..and it was delicious

RTFTD..Random thoughts for the day:
I can't wait until "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" starts on TLC. I love TLC. Especially "Police Women of Broward County". The blonde haired cop on that show is my hero. She's a bad A.. sorry mom, there is no other way of putting it.

Circle K gas stations have these amazing insulated styrofoam (I know, I know, terrible for the environment) cups. I left my diet coke in the car with the 98 degree(s-i do cherish you is beginning to get stuck in my head now) Arizona weather for over an hour and when I came back to it there was still ice in the cup..not melted. It was fabulous.

Have you noticed I kind of have ADD with my blog posting?

Arizonians do not obey speed limits..ever.

I miss Keaters. 

I'm so happy for Kristi and her boyfriend.

I'm going to Indianapolis tomorrow for a week to be a big girl and work at this conference. (thanks for the hook up dad!) I'm very anxious, nervous and excited for it. Mostly nervous/have terrible anxiety about it right now. But fear not for I will go take one of my anxiety pills. (judge me)

I really like Arizona.

Last, but not least I just want to say how grateful I am for the things I believe in. In this crazy world it really is the knowledge I have of where I came from, where I'm going, and the knowledge I have of a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that keeps me sane in my life. 


Sunday, May 15, 2011


One my very favorite parts of our trip to South Carolina was the trip to the beach. My nieces especially loved it. We went to the beach in the city of Isle of Palms. I wouldn't mind living in that beautify city. It was gorgeous! The water was warm, and it was just great.