Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wanting to go home

Can I please just go home? I just want to be home with my family and hanging out with my nieces and nephews. I want to be tanning and working on the yard. I want to work on my tan, drink lemonade and be done with school. Blah rich white girl problems I know, but I just want to be home with my fammmmmmily!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Skinny Love

One of the best decisions I have made in the past few months was to take beginning jazz this past winter. I have always loved dancing, but I was always way too afraid that I would not be good enough to even try out a class. The class was so fun though and made me realize that it doesn't even really matter if I'm any good-I found out that dancing helps me sort through things better than anything else I have tried before. The past few days have sucked- all except for the hours that I have gotten the chance to go to my dance classes. I was bored the past two nights and could tell that I was getting down so I went to the RB, found an empty dance room, and took my first shot at trying to create a dance. It isn't much to look at really, but to me it has meant everything. I have been able to dance out my emotions and just focus on how I can express them through my body-it's working.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We are young

Things that make me happy: 
  • Roommate bonding time- we hang out in the kitchen and eat way too much but it is really fun and I'm pretty sure I will look back and remember these girls forever. Slutty brownies and quesadillas (drenched in salsa of course) were on the menu tonight
  • Good conversations with random people
  • Having people over to do family search indexing- where other than BYU would it be fun and acceptable to invite guys over and index together. I really like it. I really just like the environment of BYU in general. We are all Mormon nerds and I love it. Currently we are sitting and talking about churchy things and I appreciate it. 
  • Finding cool names on indexing- a lot of them are very classy
  • Reading old journals and reading the quotes found in there. The one read today that I loved was "I'd rather fight with you than make love with anyone else". Cheesy goodness. 
  • Seeing other people be happy 
  • Talking in accents. My family is going to have to get used to me talking in a terrible one all summer
  • Thinking about how uncertain the future is but still being excited about it
  • Trying out new things- currently I am trying out swimming and being more social than normal
  • Romans 5:8 "You are loved more than you will ever know by someone who died to know you"
  • Hearing people's engagement stories 
  • My "Love Song" station on Pandora
  • A good dance partner for dancing the Waltz with in social dance class
  • Talking things out
  • Looking outside and seeing good weather
  • Waking up early, working out and hearing birds chirp
  • Getting an email from a missionary 
  • Knowing that in 6 days Kareen and her kids be here!! I finally get to show my family what life is like here and why I love it so much! And there will be kids in my apartment! That's the greatest thing :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's all going to work out

I have the best parents in the world. They calm me down and know just what to say.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Love fest

This is what BYU looks like right about now...except for the short shorts, side burns and facial hair of course because that is against the honor code haha. But seriously, everyone and their dog is in a relationship and is not at all afraid of hiding it. Currently our little couch is being used as the couple couch. Not that I don't enjoy seeing my roommates cuddle and kiss while I'm trying to study, but really, I don't.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring is Coming!!

Yesterday I only had one class, and thankfully it was in the morning, so I had all day to get homework done! No surprise, I only got half of the homework done that I was hoping to but I did decorate and clean my apartment so I still feel like it was a productive day.
I only wish that I could take away one part of yesterday, and then I think it would have been really perfect. I've decided that expectations really just set you up for failure. I have been expecting too much from myself and others and it's bugged me more than I would like to admit. I don't want life to just happen, but I think I need to be more realistic.
Life is still good though and I have no real complaints.

"Isn't if funny how day by day nothing is different but when you look back, everything is different"- C.S.Lewis

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Game of tag

Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.

1. I love to sing loudly and dance around my apartment 
2. I have too coolest roommates ever
3. I am a new-found lover of Nutella 
4. I think that one day I will look back at my life now and be glad that I am doing everything I am doing (mistakes included)
5. I don't have a favorite number but my favorite letters are G and L because they are really fun to write in cursive
6. I will try almost any food you give me. Definitely not a picky eater
7. The only thing I really cook is rice, vegies and shrimp 
8. Some of the first things I notice in a guy are his smile, teeth and sense of humor. 
9. My favorite colors are teal. Love it so much because it is such a happy color. Match it with yellow and it's perfect
10. I love the smell of sawdust because it reminds me of my amazing dad
11. I would be happy if I could turn out even half as cool as the members of my family

1.What is your favorite day of the week?
I love the weekend for obvious reasons. Monday and Wednesdays this semester because I like my classes on those days. I also like my walks home on Monday's talking to my mom.

2.If you could pick an actress to play you in a movie of your life who would it be?
I would want Jennifer Aniston because she is just really cute and funny and she seems to have just the right amount of girliness to play my life. 

3.What did you want to be when you were a child? (ex. I wanted to be a power ranger when I grew up)
I've wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl :) 

4. What is your favorite book and why?
I think the best book I've read is "The Glass Castle" or any other non fiction history or historical fiction book. 
5.What’s your favorite quote?
"Life is to be enjoyed, not endured" -Gordon B. Hinckley I think sometimes I get down on myself but then I read that and hear my sister Kareen's voice telling me to forget regrets and just enjoy my life now, and I feel so much better. 

6.Would you rather have your flight delayed or lose your luggage?
Flight delayed for sure. I've never had that happen though so I don't really know how it feels.

7.What celebrity do you want to meet most?
I know this is corny and not really a celebrity, but I would absolutely love to meet the prophet or one of the general authorities. It is seriously a dream of mine just to shake their hands and thank them. I dreamed about meeting Gordon B. Hinckley the day after he died which was really nice because when I heard that he had passed away, I cried knowing that I had never gotten the chance to meet him. 

8.What is your favorite tv show?
Right now I love three. 1)Modern Family 2) New Girl 3) Parks and Rec
Those three shows can all make me laugh out loud, even when I'm watching them by myself. 
9.What’s one thing from your bucket list that you want to do next?
I want to go to Puget Sound and Pikes Market. This summer is going to be full of adventures so I can live it up before I leave on my mission.

10.Who is your hero?
My siblings. I have learned so much from each of them it's incredible. Pretty much the entire BYU campus is full of heros for me though too because they are such good examples of working hard and serving. 

11.If you had the chance to go back to high school, Would you?
No way jose. I loved it when I was there, but looking back I realize how dumb I was. Thank goodness for college! 

Also, the only person I really have to tag is Jill, so if you want to do this jill, please do :) 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


What do I do when I have no motivation? Well, facebook for starters, then music, then texting, then this. And finally, I'm going to read for class and then start bright and early tomorrow...hoping that I will wake up with the spark I am missing right now. Goodnight.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I want it to be tomorrow, today

More like a tough day...I just want it to be this time tomorrow right now.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Good Morning!

Just a real quick note- Even though I hate it when I am actually waking up, I really love waking up early to exercise and read my scriptures. It makes my days so much better. Today I read about time management and building a relationship with Christ - I loved it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Love is in the air

So last night I had nothing better to do (that's a lie, I just wasn't in the mood to do anything else) so I decided to decorate my apartment for Valentines Day. Any time that I get to use construction paper and tape is a good night for me. I should just get a life time supply of both. Also, these were the songs I was listening to while decorating- so lovey dovey... I love these songs so much.
  • White Dress and Loving you is easy- Ben Rector (my latest obbsession
  • Precious Love  and Better Man- James Morrison (try not falling in love with his rusty voice)
  • Stand By Me- Ben E. King
  • Stay With You and This Time - John Legend
  • Wouldn't it be Nice - The Beach Boys
  • La Vie En Rose- Louis Armstrong (His voice gets me every single time)
  • Little bitty Pretty One -Thurston Harris
  • You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne
  • At Last - Etta James 
  • Stay Just a Little Bit Longer 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


So I went to my first Karaoke night at Pizza Pie Cafe and it was so much fun. Seriously loved it so much.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oh I had the time of my life

So last night we had a ward rollerskating party. We seriously danced the entire time- I have never danced on roller skates so it was  new adventure. I loved every minute of those two hours. And the ten minute car ride after that when my roommates and I sang the song, "shots" in every version possible - opera, robot, tiger, and lots of other styles. I'm so glad that at BYU and in the ward I'm in- I've met some people awesome people. Also, we came back and played Wii just dance and while we were playing, a random person tossed a real life duck into our apartment. And then later, Carla accidentally sagged and ripped my yoga pants while we were dancing. It was a hilarious night.

Also, just for flashbacks sake of another really fun night years ago, I'm putting these pictures up here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Vacation =]

These pictures pretty much show everything I love most ; Hanging out and doing crafts with Claire Bear Bailey, decorating my Papa's tree/any conversation with him, Ken, Em, Claire and Shang Hai food, crafting with Kareen, Justin Bieber and Abby and Claire sportin his clothes, successful baking from Pinterest, family sports nights, crafting/hanging out with R.D, funny nights where I get pie stuffed in my face, trying on ridiculous clothes at Macy's, laughing and living with R.D, shopping with creepy Kareen, playing every song on Wii Just Dance 3 for New Years Eve, taking funny pictures with Abby and Claire and watching them go crazy and dance. Pretty much I just love my family!!