Thursday, December 27, 2012

Self.

So one time I bought a camera.
 
I wrote all about it here.
 
I was trying to decide between two and I decided to go with the d5100. And one of the positives of that camera is that you can flip the screen around and take self portraits. Cause if you take your self portraits with a nice camera it is not as tacky as taking them with your iphone.
 
I never thought I would hear those words come out of my mouth. And you might wish they never did when I show you these pictures.
 
Lets just say I was bored...
 
 
Yes I was trying on every hat that I owned and I thought this one made me look a little amish.

 
Weird that I make the same face in every picture....

 
I thought my hair looked kind of cute...?
 
 
You might be noticing that I am wearing a different outfit in every picture....so maybe I take one of these every day. Is that a problem?
 
 
I am laughing so hard just looking at these pictures. The fact that I am even posting these after I posted all those horrible snapchats is astonishing.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Haha.

 This literally killed me. I could not control myself when I saw it.
 
Also, maybe I should stop using the word literally when I mean figuratively....but I probably won't.
 
 
Source


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snapchat.

Snapchat is literally the best invention on the earth.
 
I am OBSESSED.
 
It really is the best app. I can not get enough of it.
 
And when I send pictures like this, how could people not get enough of snapping with me?
 









 
Wow. Apparently I have no shame. Oh well. Gotta do what you gotta do to get people to like snapchat.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Haha

 
I saw the Hobbit last week and I literally burst out laughing when I saw Smeagel. Maybe it is because Ivy called me smeagie (short for smeagel) and maybe because he is the best character.

When I got home Eliza had pinned this lovely gem and I literally laughed for 15 minutes.

Literally
 
 
Also, if you saw The Hobbit, did you notice the furry ponies??? I am OBSESSED!!!!! I NEED them. Literally need them!!!!!!
 
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Decorating.

Before my grandparents come home from Hawaii we like to go to their house and put up their Christmas tree and decorations. Cause we are nice like that.
 
I took my camera cause I didn't really want to decorate and taking pictures is way more fun.
 
Especially when these cute kids are involved.
 

 
Look at those faces! They melt me. Right into a puddle.
 
Here are some people that were actually decorating.
 
 
You can't tell but that tree was giving them some serious issues.
 
 
So I just walked away from those issues and played with the babies.
 
 
Things got serious when we started decorating.
 
 
And by serious I mean artsy.
 


 
There is something about pine needles that I love. Who even knows why.
 
 
I think by the end the tree looked pretty good. And my 24 likes on instagram would say so too.
 
And once we were done it was time for a nap.

 


Monday, December 17, 2012

Tree.

We went to go get our Christmas Tree a few days ago. It was literally the perfect day. It was snowing and so beautiful.
 
Plus I was wearing my new boots so nothing could go wrong.
 
 
 
We got our tree at the cutest little lot.
 
 
Here's the thing. My parents like to get the variety of tree that is kind of sparce and looks a lot like a Charlie Brown tree. I, one the other hand, like to get the fattest tree we can find.
 
 
I think we settled for a nice happy medium.
 
 
We are also the coolest people on the block and we like to leave our tree on the front porch.
 
Not weird.
 

 
Once all the lights we on we took it inside and I got really tricky with my picture taking.
 
 
 
Hooray for Christmas trees!!!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pants.

There is some "protest" that involves women wearing pants to church today. I am going to tell you why I will not be wearing pants.
 
Let me first say, wearing pants to church is not a big deal at all. I do not care what people wear to church as long as it is not offensive to anyone around them. All over the world people wear pants to church every week. There is nothing wrong with wearing pants but when we are wearing them in protest then I have an issue with it.
 
I do not feel like I am not equal with the men of the Church. I think that we are just different. Actually, I know that we are different. That is a key point in the Gospel. Men and women are different. And if you believe that they can be totally the same, then I think there are some bigger issues with your participation in the Church.
 
Secondly, Church is in no way shape or form the appropriate place to protest. I go to church to improve myself and hopefully help those around me. I go to be spiritually uplifted and I do not think a protest is going to do anything good for my spirit.
 
If you think that the men at church that see you wearing pants are going to be able to change anything in the church then you are sorely mistaken. The only person that has the authority to change things in the Church is God. I know that He cares about all the little things in your life and if you feel that there is a problem with equality then take that issue to the Lord. But do not do it in a public space. Do it in private with just you and the Lord. Pray to your Heavenly Father about this. I promise He will help you find a solution to this problem.
 
If you feel like you are not being treated equally in your ward or branch then I am very sorry for you. But you need to realize that you are not being treated unfairly by the Church in general or by the Gospel. You are being treated that way by the people in your area. The people in the church are not perfect, but I can promise you that the Gospel is.
 


Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas.

I like Christmas. Don't get me wrong. I just don't love it like everyone else does. But I guess that I should at least try to get into the spirit right?
 
This is in the top 5 christmas songs ever.
 


Thursday, December 13, 2012

1 Month.

Remember my friend Austin?
 
Maybe you don't.
 
But you can go back and look at some older posts to read about him
 
 
Anyways, he only has a month left on his mission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Can you even believe it??????
 
I am sure that you can because you don't know him. But I literally can not believe it.
 
I wrote in my journal when he left "I do not think that he will ever be home from his mission. Two years is like forever!!"
 
Maybe I was a bit dramatic back then?
 
But I couldn't help it. 2 years was more than 1/10th of my life and that felt like a long time without one of my closest friends.
 
Hooray hooray hooray!!!!!
 


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Motivation

This is all I have to say to everyone suffering through finals.
 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Reminder

One time I wrote about Darcy and my strong dislike for him.
 
By one time I mean here is the link
 
 
But I just needed to remind everyone that the Darcy in the Kiera Knightley Pride & Prejudice is the worst.
 
Source
 
Look at Bingley. He is just being the perfect human and trying to ignore the fact that there is a gremlin next to him.
 
I just have nothing but disdain for him.
 
#sorrynotsorry

Monday, December 10, 2012

Eliza.

Apparently I just really like my friends this week.
 
Since I already posted about the spectacular Courtney. But now it is Eliza Kaye Handley's  turn.
 
Yes, saying her full name is necessary.
 
#thankgoodnessforelizakayehandley
 
A few nights ago I was in desperate need of talking to someone. I called two other people and they didn't answer (maybe that is because it was 12:30 at night and who really wants to talk to me at that time??)
 
And then I thought "I know! Eliza will be awake!!"
 
I quickly called her and of course I was right. My beautiful Eliza was awake and willing to talk! What a combination!!!
 
We had the best conversation. And even though she has more than her fair share of stress to deal with right now (hello mission call!!!)  she was more than willing to talk to me about my problems.
 
She made me laugh, maybe let me cry, and wasn't mad when I told her she was my third person I had called.
 
(to defend myself, if it had not been the middle of the night and I wasn't thinking clearly. Otherwise I obviously would have called her first)
 
I hope that everyone has a friend like Eliza Kaye Handley because without her I really don't know what I would be doing. She is so amazing and wise and lovely.
 
And if you want more proof, read her blog.
 
 
You won't regret it.

Oh and she is the best because she quotes my blog on her blog and she is going on her mission to Russia.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Finals

Here comes to obligatory finals post.
 
I can not focus on anything and I am pretty sure it is because my brain is melting. Literal melting.
 
I don't think I have worn any article of clothing from j crew in 10 days...and if you have seen my closet you will be amazed by that statement.
 
There is lots of stress and not only from school. I have some family stuff going on too.
 
Why does it seem like everything has to happen at the exact same time???
 
Wish me luck. Heaven knows I am going to need it.

Grease.

First off, a small disclaimer from the post yesterday, I also have a serious lack of patience for people that make me wait around for them and that is not going to change.
 
I you think that it is appropriate to disrespect my time then I am not ok with that. But that's beside the point.
 
Something I am ok with is Grease. I am literally obsessed with it. Ever since I started watching the Glee episodes that were featuring Grease songs I knew I had to watch it.
 
And believe me, you will not regret watching it. It is brilliant. I love it.
 
Can't even handle how good it is.
 
Love love love.
 
So here is a song for you. Because who doesn't love Grease?
 
 
But as much as I love it I can't not say that the moral of the story is awful. She totally changes herself to be with him. Ridiculous....doesn't make me love it any less...
 
And watch this one too. The cheesiness kills me. His image in a kiddie pool. Laughing so hard.
 


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Patience.

Patience.

 
It is something that I do not have enough of.

 
I am constantly feeling like things are not happening when I want them to happen, or maybe they are not happening at all.  I feel like I am looking ahead and not wanting to be where I am. I just feel a little dissatisfied and my serious lack of patience is a big part of the issue.


I was going to say that I had decided to have more patience, but that just isn't the truth. I can't just decide to have more patience. It is something that I am going to have to be consistently working on. 
But I am going to work on it. I am going to work every day in realizing that my life is great right now and I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
 
Patience. Patience. Patience.
 
Maybe if I just keep repeating it then I will get some of it.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Courtney.

So I have this friend named Courtney. And I like her alot.
 
I like it when she comments on my blog and I especially like it when she sends me snapchats of her commenting on my blog.
 
I like that if I send Courtney a snapchat with any variation of the caption "School sucks" she will send me one right back to validate my feelings.
 
I like that I think we have a lot more in common than we realize. Everytime she is telling me something I feel like she is talking about my life. Plus she is a year older than me so I can just follow everything she does and I know my life will turn out great!
 
I like that she took me to Idaho with her.
 
I like that she is the cutest thing ever.
 
I don't like that she lives in Provo and I don't like that I could not find one decent picture of the two of us. But I guess the positives outweigh the negatives.
 
Courtney, you are just the best. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise!!!
 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Universe.

 
 
 
So I have been kind of obsessed with this quote lately. I don't even know what it is. I just love it.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Music

Who doesn't love some Jack Johnson?
 
 
I know this is old but it had been on repeat on my ipod for quite some time.
 
Love love love


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Contract

I was talking with a friend the other day and that friend told me that they frequently make contracts with themselves. At first I thought my friend was a little crazy and just ignored that idea, but once I started really thinking about it I really liked the idea.
 
So I spend a little time and made a list of things I wanted to get better at, or change about myself. The list wasn't very long, it only had about 6 items on it. I figure I have to take things one step at a time and I think I can accomplish these things if I really put the effort into it.
 
Once I was satisfied with my list I sat and wrote a letter about all the things I was going to do. Personally, I think it is some of the best writing I have ever done. I am really proud of it. And as much as I would love to share it with you I don't think it is a really appropriate thing to share.
 
I really hope I will be able to stick to the things. I have come up with a plan to freqeuently read my letter and do some inventory with myself. I also hope to find some way to visually display my list so that I can remember it every day.
 
I am really excited about this idea, what do you think?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Haha.

On monday I mentioned "Snuggie Texts" and honestly I could be super slow on the uptake of this but if you haven't read this then your life is not complete.

Literally not complete.

Snuggie Texts





Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Soulmate.

 
"Just because some cute girl likes the same bizarro crap you do, doesn’t make her your soul mate."
 
I hope someone can name that movie but if you can't I will just tell you that it is from 500 Days of Summer.
 
It really has me thinking. There are some people that like the same "bizarro crap" that I like but that doesn't mean that they are my soul mate. And honestly, it does not even mean that we have to be friends.
 
I am not sure I even believe in the idea of soulmates. I think there are a lot of people on this earth that are a perfect fit for different parts of my personality. I can think of a few people that seem to be perfect for me but there are just a few little things that are not quite right.
 
Does that mean that I just haven't found my "soulmate" yet, or does it mean that you can't find someone that understands exactly everything about you?
 
Hmmm I am not quite able to articulate myself the way that I want to but I hope you are kind of understanding what I am saying here.
 
 
 
 


Monday, November 26, 2012

Car Ride

So I have been thinking about a lot of things. Mostly I have been thinking about how hilarious my car ride home was.
 
(This is mostly for me to remember)
 
Me and Andrew were really on one today. It was almost too much. We came up with what Eagle Electric really does. How if you live in a certain areas of Salt Lake it is basically North Korea. And then we saw a kid riding a tandem bike while texting.
 
Now I know none of that sounds funny to you, but trust me, it was hilarious. Almost as funny as Snuggie Texts. But that is a whole nother story.
 
(is that an appropriate thing to say? "Whole nother story?)
 
Wow I can not stay focused today. But here we are.
 
Now I can not really remember where I was going with this....oh well....

Monday, November 19, 2012

Birthday

So I think Birthdays are pretty dang important and I am usually super good at remembering people's birthdays but I wasn't so good yesterday.
 
I got to church and asked Laurel where Andrew was and she said "He's on the back row. Its his birthday today"
 
If you didn't know I would probably say that Andrew is one of my closest friends. And I didn't remember his birthday!!!
 
By the end of church it was decided that I was throwing him a party.
 
I came home, told my dad I needed him to bake a dessert, and starting texting people.
 
For such short notice it was a pretty good turn out. And I think everyone had a pretty good time.
 
This is the only picture I took. Sad...
 
 
At least Jeff and Lindsey were having a good time.
 
Andrew, I hope you had a wonderful birthday! You are a great guy and I am so glad that you are my friend. We can be pretty sarcastic at times but when we get serious you have said some of the nicest things to me that anyone has ever said. You're the best!
 


Friday, November 16, 2012

Music.

So I have seen Les Miserables twice in London and I enjoyed it but I just didn't love it as much as everyone else always claims to love it. The music was good but it didn't really move me too much. That pretty much all changed when I watched this.
 
 
 
There was something about that that just melted me. Literally melted into a puddle...ok, not literally.
 
Then I proceeded to spend the rest of the night listening to this.
 
 
I can not wait for the movie!!!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

One Direction.

I just need you all to know that I am in love with One Direction.
 
Literal love.
 
If you read the text messages me and Ivy send about them then you might be concerned for our sanity. And maybe for their safety...
 
But really.
 
 
 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Haha.

I can not tell you how long I spent laughing at this. Why are talking animals so funny?
 
Source
 
These weekly "hahas" are gettting a little pathetic. I am pretty sure no one but me finds these things funny. Oh well...


Monday, November 12, 2012

Beet

 
One time I had a church meeting on Sunday Evening and it happened to be right during the time my family was eating dinner. I expected there would be some left overs once I got home but this is what I was left with...
 

 
 
A piece of squash and a beet.
 
 
 
If you can call this a beet....

Friday, November 9, 2012

Music.

I feel like I talked about Kate Nash before?
 
Well like everything good, she is worth repeating.
 
This song hurts to listen to. Like literally pain in my heart. But listen anyways.
 


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stalking

Promise I am not a creeper.
 
But facebook and twitter and instagram stalking people is a totally normal thing to do.
 
And if you try to tell me otherwise you are lying.
 
But is it weird if I stalk my own blog?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election.

So I have tried my hardest to be politically active this campaign season so I should probably give some kind of wrap up.
 
I voted for Mitt Romney. By the time the next presidential election comes around I will be part of the full time labor force and I believed that Romney was going to give me the best chance to get a job. I believed that his economic plan was better for our country.
 
I did not vote for him just because we practice the same religion. It is sad that I feel the need to clarify that. When people say "You only voted for him because he is Mormon" it is extremely offensive to me. It makes me feel like you don't find me intelligent enough to make an informed decision. I may not be the most politically informed person but I still take the privilege to vote very seriously and did a lot of research. I voted for the person that I believed would lead America in the direction that it needs to go.  
 
But I will say that as part of my LDS faith "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." (Article of Faith 11). So even though I did not think that Obama was the right person to lead our country I will do all I can to support him. And I wish more people would follow this same principle.
 
I believe that one thing we are really lacking in today's society is respect. There are many groups out there that are constantly talking about tolerance and I believe that tolerance is a very important principle.  But it seems to only apply to certain people. I always feel that I hear people essentially saying "you have to be tolerant of my opinion because it is the minority but since you believe something different than me I have no reason to respect you".  I try my hardest to be tolerant and respectful of everyone's opinion even when it is opposite of my own. And I hope that people will give me that same kind of respect. I will respect our President because it is the right thing to do and even though I did not vote for him  I hope with all of my heart that he will lead our country in the right direction.
 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Boots.

I like boots. Alot.
 
I think it is because if I am not wearing socks at every minute in the winter I think I am going to freeeze.
 
Therefore I wear boots all the time.
 
And right now I am trying to decide what my next pair will be.
 
These are my first choice
 
 
Who doesn't love a good pair of duck boots? Ok I know a lot of people might not love them but I am kind of obsessed.
 
Then I get really trendy
 
 
Hunter boots are amazing. And the red ones are seriously spectacular.
 
So what am I to do? Go with the duck boots that are not quite as popular or follow the trend and get hunters?
 
How am I supposed to choose?
 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Camera

A few weeks ago I posted about how I was thinking about getting a dslr camera.
 
It took me a long time, but I decided to get the Nikon d5100 and I was so excited about it.
 
It was the most expensive purchase I have ever made in my life and I felt so responsible. Although I am not quite sure how my brain put those two things together....
 
I ordered it on Tuesday and Amazon was great and said it would be here by Thursday.
 
I literally spent all day thursdat waiting for the UPS man. And of course he didn't come until like 4:30.
 
 
 
I went a little crazy when the box showed up at my house.
 
I also went a little crazy when I realized that they hadn't put the battery charger into the box and so that meant I was going to have to wait two more days to use my camera.
 
Luckily Andrew knows I am a psycho and let me go to his house, bother his brother, and borrow his charger. I literally would have had a mental breakdown if I had the camera and could not use it.
 
But now that we have that all sorted out I can not wait to use my camera all the time!
 
If you have snapchat you will know just how excited I was...
 
 
 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mothers Without Borders.

As you may know from my previous posts (Zambia) I went to Zambia during the summer of 2011. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and had changed my life completely. I love the people of Zambia and I LOVE this organization. They are doing so much good in a place that is really lacking.
 
One of the best way you can support this cause (without going all the way to Zambia) is to go to the Boutique they hold every year. They have some of the most amazing things I have ever seen. I want to buy just about everything they have. And I am sure you will too. It is a great place to get Christmas presents or whatever else you are looking for. Plus you get to help kids!
 
I really really encourage you to go. It is fabulous! And you know I will be there so could there be any drawbacks???
 


Lights.

I post about it all the time so you obviously already know that I have a minor obsession with Lights.
 
Well her concert is tonight and I literally can not wait. Like I am going out of my mind.
 
So here are links to the two other posts I wrote about her
 
 
and
 
 
And here is a music video for your enjoyment.
 
Let's just say I already know you are jealous.
 
 
Oh and did I mention Ivy and Eliza are coming too. Everyone knows how much I love them so this night really can't go wrong!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween

On Tuesday I went to my baby sister's Halloween program. Is she not the best vampire princess you have ever seen???
 
Very fierce. (and she came up with the idea all on her own!)
 
 
 
 
What a sweet baby girl. I just want to hug her face off all day.
 
On Halloween I was a little bored and ended up handing out candy for like two hours. Which is probably the worst thing ever. How do the kids know to come to your door literally the second you sit down???
 
All I wanted to do was watch Flipping Out! I can't help it if I want Jeff Lewis to be my best friend and I just think we would get along really well.
 
But I got around to going to a party. And lets just say I was the best flapper anyone has ever seen. I mean look at that.
 
And it doesn't matter if the feathers may have been hot glued to my hair accidentally....
 
Also, that dress is literally the most unflattering thing I have ever worn. And it was like an accordion.
 
#yayourejealous
 
But not as jealous as you are of the airbrushed tattoo I got...
 
 
I can't help it if I pick the best tattoos.
 
And although I may have put together the best flapper costume in five minutes, no one will ever be able to compare with Andrew and Laurel's costume.
 
I still can not stop laughing.
 
 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!!!