I have all these plans for my future and big hopes and dreams, but lately I have realized that in a matter of minutes, life can change without warning. I guess that is why God has given us the gospel and our families so that even when things happen we always have those to lean on.
Sometimes I wish I had a magical geanie to tell me what I will grow up to be like and how everything will turn out, but I guess the not knowing is what makes life interesting!
"Dave Barnes, God Gave me you" Listen to it. :)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In these bodies we will live
In these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love
You invest your life.
Mumford and Sons have some great (and true) lyrics. I think I invest my love and my life in my family, friends, school, the gospel and relaxing.
I'm home for Thanksgiving break and so obviously Ive been hanging out with my family, which makes me very happy. I spent most of Saturday night playing WWI, WWII and WWIII with my nieces and nephew. It was way more fun than I expected...even though Dillon gave me a dead leg! But it was so fun and Claire and Abby were my protectors, and they did a great job! We ended up surrendering to the boys all three wars, but we put up a good fight. They are all growing up so fast it is crazy!
Claire also said something that made my day-Her dad asked if he could have a hug and a snuggle and she said, "No daddy, Gina is in town" :D It's a good thing she is so loyal because she'll always be my little BFF.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
For starters, I just have to say that the Great Mackenzie P. told me that quote. I really liked it.
Also, I thought that since Thanksgiving is coming, I would make a post about some of the things I am thankful for for.
To do: I am thankful for days when I have the motivation to get everything done-they are rare, so its a great feeling when they do come.
Mexico Flag: I have decided to go to Mexico next fall to teach English to little ninos. I am really thankful for opportunities that I am given-I am given so many!
Music note: As I was walking home from my volleyball game, this cute soccer boy was singing outloud. He was not singing well, and it made me laugh. I am thankful for people who are willing to look like fools that make me get a good laugh. :)
BYU: Yep...I am thankful for BYU and what it makes me do and what it gives me a chance to become.
Friends: Fun weekends and finally making some friends!
Also, I am really thankful that Brad and Holly are able to drive me home for Thanksgiving-only a few more days!!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Seek the Higher Ground:
Well this Mormon message has made me want to serve abroad. I think it would be so much fun to go with a friend, travel to a far away land and serve the people for a few months. Now I just need to find a program to do it, and someone to go with, and do it!
For now though I just stick with Freerice.com
Check it out. It is the easiest way to serve AND get some knowledge in- I like it.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I think I have to start this by thanking Kareen, Jill and Rachel for getting me hooked on So You Think You Can Dance.
Then I need to thank Holly for coming to watch the tour with me last night.
It was seriously the best show ever. Waiting for it to start was fun, counting down for the dancers to come out was a thrill, watching them come on stage for the first time made me scream so loud I felt like I was going to throw up, watching them dance blew my mind, and getting to take pictures with them afterwards was the topping of the cake.
Honestly, I think I may cry tonight at 7:30 because I really just want to be able to watch them again. Some bands have groupies, but I think SYTYCD needs some too and I would be more than willing to join in. Especially if I got a kiss from Robert and Kent everytime.
For reals though, it was such an amazing night that I will probably never forget!! Thanks for making it so much fun Holly!!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Last year at this time I was dreaming about BYU and how amazing it would be to go there. Then a few months later I accepted the fact that I was going to BYUI..then surprise! I actually do geto to attend BYU. I didn't really know what to expect but everyone I ever talked to about college just said it was SOOO fun and amazing. I am begining to think those people were just trying to convince themselves that they really enjoy living hours away from their family. I do like BYU and it really is a dream come true to be here. I am loving my classes and I am having fun hanging out and doing things on the weekend but the people who mean the most to me are still hours away. On the bright side though...Brad and Holly and Eva are just about the best people here in Utah. I LOVE going to morning workouts with Holly and playing with Eva while we go shopping and just haning out with Brad. I am so so so thankful that they are here and are so willing to spend time with me.
I am also so thankful for telephones that allow me to stay in constant contact with my family back at home. I love getting phone calls from them. Also I got a letter from Adam the other day and it made me about the happiest I have been since I have been here at BYU just to hear his days adventures. I love and miss my family but I also am liking school..so its all good. =]
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Today I was talking with my mom about my grandma and her recent trip to Utah to visit her sisters. Apparently they argued over little things like who had to sit in the middle seat of the car and one sister ended up saying, "I just have to get out of here, Fern hates me". As sad as that is, I kinda of got a laugh out of it.I mean, who argues over the middle seat when they are 90? haha. I just REALLY hope that when I am old I can be like this couple; off to the right; cute, stylish, and still in love. Or if my husband dies before me, at least be happy still. I am just going to die if I am one of the old, grouchy, no-fun-to-be-around kind of old people. Anyways, now I will just enjoy being young. I think I might go buy some things I need for college with my sister Kareen today. When me and all my sisters are old-we are going to be awesome. =]
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This may sound weird-but people keep telling me that they think I will be one of the first girls married once I go off to college. I feel like I should take this as a compliment, but I just take it as that people don't think I can control myself or something. I love being single. There are so many fun things I can do because I'm single. I don't know, I guess I just like having my independence and I really don't need a boy right now. They are just big horn dogs and are better as friends right now until they grow up a bit. I have stuff I want to do..I want to study abroad and experience stuff. This doesn't mean I don't enjoy romantic comedies still, I do, I just think boyfriends are over rated. ;)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
So I have an obsession with the show, So you think you can dance. I look forward to Wednesdays at 8:00 because then I get to go out to my sisters house and watch it with her. Well, this season might be my favorite so far because Kent Boyd is so much fun and so good!! He is just so cute and he is so much fun to watch. I wish I could dance half as well as the contestants, but for now I will just stick with the strobe light dance parties with my nieces. =]
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Some things are too funny to pass up. Macie found this weird looking Ritz-
a Ritz with tits! Also, some unlucky person has the license of 222-VJJ.
If you understand why I think this is funny, well, you think it's funny. If you don't get it- more power to you.