Thursday, December 27, 2012


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 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


 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.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Snapchat is literally the best invention on the earth.
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


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.

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


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


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


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


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


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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


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.
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.

Monday, December 10, 2012


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.
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


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.


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



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


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


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