Thursday, February 28, 2013

On Top.

Ok guys. If you are in a bad mood and don;t want to hear about anyone else's happiness then I would just stop reading now. And I won't even be mad because I am in that mood quite often.

But let me just tell you all, I am literally in the best mood!!!

This is the only song that can convey my feelings.



I usually do pretty well in school but right now I am killing it! I got an A on my economics test that was literally the hardest test I have ever taken. And I am actually ahead in some of my classes. Let me tell you, that is the best feeling. 

I actually went to the gym with Laurel and it was way fun and I felt great about it. (we will discuss my February goal of being fit later...)

We even got a hydromassage. Way fun but super super weird.


I have been way busy this week and I realized that busy anna = happy anna

I have the best friends and even though I feel like a total loser a lot of the time I am realizing that you don't have to have a lot of friends just a few that are super fun!

I finally got a calling in church. That may sound like a bad thing but I LOVE having a calling. And although I was not super thrilled about being called to the "friendshipping committee" I am jumping in with both feet and I know it will be great.


I got some new sunglasses to take to Hawaii and I could not be happier. I also tried on a whole bunch of shorts I bought last summer and they are all too big...I am definitely not mad about that.

Oh did I mention I am going to Hawaii in one week?!?!?!

So people, if you are in need of a little bit of cheer, let me know! I am overflowing and would love love love to help you out.

Here's to being happy!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fashion

So I like clothes...a lot. And I used to think I had a pretty good fashion sense. 

But lately something has gone wrong 

I only like to wear things that I consider "a little bit tacky" and maybe tacky isn't the right word. It is probably since I saw way way way too many pictures of New York Fashion week so I think that it is my duty to bring couture to real life. Only, I can not afford the couture so I just have to buy things that look semi high fashion for a low price tag....resulting in tackiness

I spent a whole afternoon driving to every target I could think of to find this sweatshirt

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I finally had to give up and just buy it on ebay. I am OBSESSED with it. But you see what I mean by a little bit tacky?

Here are some other things I like.

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 Ok so maybe I just like floral....?

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Everything I like lately is just a little bit out there. Do we think that is a bad thing??

Friday, February 22, 2013

Need Your Love

I have already told you about my love for Ellie Goulding. 

I had not ever listened to this song until her concert and now I am obsessed with it.

Personal dance party every night.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Twitter.

Twitter is probably my favorite activity. Yes it is an activity. This week twitter has been very kind to me.

First of all, I tweeted about my favorite movie (The Young Victoria) and guess who followed me.... Prince Albert. He came back from the dead just for me!!! I always knew he was the perfect man.



Then one of my favorite people to follow on twitter started tweeting again after too long of a break (if you want to know who it is I will gladly tell you but I got to keep it on the down low)

If you thought it couldn't get better it just did. My amazing little Courtney sent me this text and I have never been happier


Here comes the kicker. I have told everyone about this blog and his snuggie texts. Well I have spent a lot of time trying to read that blog through the tears of laughter and then I saw something on pintrest I had to share with him. So I tweeted him. Ahhhhhh!!

And then look what happened!


I m basically a celebrity now.

So if you have twitter and don't follow me yet, lets get on that. Cause isn't it just the best???

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Goats

Fine! Maybe I have an obsession with baby goats. And maybe I would never be sad again if I had a baby goat. And maybe I would name her lady. And maybe my mom won't let me get one so I am mad.

And maybe all of the above are true.

But I promise if you watch these videos you will love goats just as much as I do.


Don't forget to watch these one too! And watch it to the end cause the best part is in the last few seconds!!!



Monday, February 18, 2013

Skiing

This weekend I went skiing. Most of you are probably thinking " big deal, people go skiing all the time." But not me! I haven't been skiing in atleast 5 years and I was scared out of my mind. I seriously thought I was having a panic attack in the car on the way up and I was 100% positive I was going to throw up.

I was going with some friends and most of them are pretty accomplished skiers so I didn't feel very good about it...


Luckily my friends are nice and patient and let me get used to skiing again.

I was really surprised at how well I did. I thought I was going to be so terrible. I mean I was still fairly embarrassed but not as badly as I thought I would be.



And luckily, even if I wasn't good at all I still had pretty scenery to look at. 



Don't I look like a real life skier??? I even braided my hair!



Overall it was pretty good. And I only fell one time! If I am going to stick with the deep theme of my recent posts I would say something like " this proved that conquering your fears can lead to something good" But I am sick of being serious so thats all I'm going to say about that. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines.

Yet again another single Valentines day. But honestly, I have decided that since Valentines is all about love and I love alot of people in my life I am just going to be happy about it!

And since I love all of you I am going to give you all valentines.

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Combining the Bachelor and The Hunger Games is perfection.

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Even Smeagie deserves a valentine!

 (Yes I have a pet name for a scary river dwelling creature. Don't be mad about it)

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This is my personal favorite. Isn't he just the cutest thing you have ever seen???

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I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines day regardless of your relationship status. And if you need a Valentine know that I am 100% available!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Right now

So I posted about happiness and letting go a little while ago. Another reason for my happiness is working towards accepting exactly where I am.

Right now.

There are a lot of things I am hoping to do with my life, but I can't be doing them all right now.

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My little brain doesn't have a very good understanding of time. I am kind of stuck in a now or never sort of mindset. Like if I am not dating anyone now then I will never get married, or if I don't get my dream job right now I won't ever be satisfied with a career.

This is in no way shape or form healthy.

Right now I am exactly where I need to be right now. If I was meant to be somewhere else, wouldn't I be there??
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This is such an amazing time of life to be in and I should be ecstatic about it!! It is harder than anything I have ever done but my whole life is ahead of me. It's an open book. I am really charting my course right now and that should be exciting. Terrifying, but exciting.

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So lets just all embrace and love where we are! There is a time for everything and right now it is time for where you are.

Also lets just look at Abraham and enjoy his words of wisdom.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Opening

Last Wednesday I drove to Provo in probably the shortest commute time ever and then parked basically on the sidewalk and ran as fast as I could because Lauren was opening her mission call!!!
 
If you know me very well then you will know that I don't run for just anything so that should tell you just how important this was! 

 
Look how cute she is!


 
Well she opened it and guess what....She is going to Paris!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
That is exactly where she wanted to go but I knew she wasn't letting herself admit it. I have never been so happy for someone to get their call.


 
Lauren,
 
You are the best friend anyone could ask for. And we both know how creepily similar we are. I love you so much and I am so so proud of you! You are going to be a fantastic missionary. I can not believe that Paris has managed to steal you away from me yet again. As painful as it will be to see you go I know it will be amazing for you.
 
Hooray!
 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Letting go.

Lately I have found myself to be happier than I have been in a long time. Not that I have been like depressed or anything, just not as happy as I could have been.

I think there are a lot of contributing factors to this happiness. But, one big thing is that I have really tried to let go of expectations. I have found that if I am always waiting for something to happen I will be highly dissatisfied until it happens...and you can imagine the anguish that causes if said thing never happens.

Someone told me waiting for things to happen is like being on a roller coaster. One thing will happen bringing you closer to your goal and its like you are on top of the world....but five minutes later you're on a big downward slope with no sign of heading up in the near future. I have been on said roller coaster for too long. I decided it was time to let go of that thing I was holding onto so tightly. And I am so much better for it!

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You might not realize how much of a negative effect things can have on your life until you let go of them. You might think it is bringing you happiness when really all it is bringing you is impatience, dissatisfaction, and doubt. No one should have to live with those things. I am obviously not letting go of all the things I want in life, I am just trying hard to be realistic and realize when things aren't worth fighting for.

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Sometimes you just have to let go and know that it will all work out. You might not get what you want right now but in the end I can promise everything will be perfect and exactly what you need.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Ellie

Last weekend I went to the Ellie Goulding concert and it was FABULOUS!!!

She is so cute and just melted my heart. She kept saying "look out for one another and make sure that no one is getting squashed."

Her opening band was St. Lucia. I am ususally not a huge fan of opening bands but these guys were so so great. And it didn't hurt that they had the coolest guy in their band. I mean look at that sweater!


And then the lovely little Ellie came out. She is so talented. If I am being totally honest, the first half of the concert was good but I wasn't really feeling. Once she got out her acoustic guitar and played "Your Song" and "Guns and Horses" it was like a whole new world.


Everyone had a huge dance party to "Animal" and "Without Your Love" was to die for. 



Hooray for Ellie! I wasn't planning on going until a few weeks ago and I am so so glad I did. I should remember that I really never regret going to concerts. So fun!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ivy


On Sunday it was Ivy's birthday. She is literally one of my favorite humans on the earth.



Ivy! You are the best!!! I am so so so glad that I met you. You make me laugh harder than anyone else and I just love how you are your own person and you don't care what everyone else thinks.

You're fabulous and I can not wait to see what you do with your life because I know it is going to be great!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February.

Apparently these goals are the only thing I can think about lately. 

This exercise February is probably going to be rough, but I know I will be proud of myself if I accomplish it. 

I knew if I tried to do it all on my own I would give up like two days into it. But luckily my friend Rachel is awesome and we got passes to Planet Fitness and we have a plan! I think having someone to keep you accountable is really helpful in accomplishing goals. 

Originally I had only told one person about no shopping January and every time I wanted to buy something I would text said person and they would tell me not to buy it. They probably thought I was annoying but it helped me. They also helped cause I knew that if I bought something and they found out I would be mocked forever. Never underestimate the power of making fun of someone haha. 

I have decided that I am going to do at least half an hour of cardio 3 times a week and then do this little ab thing I found on pintrest.

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Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Commercials.


Yesterday I admitted to crying following a football game so now I have no shame about admitting my tendency to cry at the silliest things. Let me tell you something that was not silly and definitely made me cry.



After that commercial aired everyone was like "oh that was sweet" and meanwhile I am basically sitting in the corner with tears running down my face.

Very embarrassing. 

First of all, I have wanted a Clydesdale my whole entire life. Most little girls want to like be a princess or have a new fancy dress but I just wanted that horse. I am pretty sure I have asked for a Clydesdale more than any other thing. So that always makes me emotional and a little bitter that I don't have one. Also, some of us have had horses that we loved with all our heart and then we have had to part with them so it was very tender for me. 

But still embarrassing...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Promote.

First of all, sorry. This is the beginning of a long string of kind of deep posts I have scheduled. I will definitely not be mad if you don't even want to read them.

That being said,

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I was cheering for the 49ers yesterday. Well what I wanted to happen was quite complicated but in the end I wanted the 49ers to win. I wasn't super invested in the game but they were who I was supporting. As we all know, that did not happen. And truly it was a heartbreaking game for them. They made such a great comeback and then lost it in the end. (and honestly there were some terrible calls from the refs and a certain DB on the 49ers ruined the whole game...but that's not important)

So I cheered and cheered and stressed and in the end they lost. Not the first time I have experienced a big football loss this year. Let's just say that the Broncos should have been in the Super Bowl. And when they lost in the playoffs it was in quite dramatic fashion and my poor little tear ducts couldn't handle it....yes I cried over a football game. Pathetic, I know.

After that loss I was really really mad at the opposing team but in the end I just accepted the fact and moved on with my life. The only person that I got mad at was my brother because he kept gloating in my face. And he is a Ravens fan so you can only imagine the mocking I had to endure. 

In the past I have been really bad at rubbing salt in the wound when someone's sports team loses to mine. Like really very rude. But more recently I have realized that it isn't worth it. One game isn't worth making my friends and family mad at me. In the past few years I have been very cautious not to hurt other people after their sports team loses because I know how badly it hurts. 

I know what it feels like when BYU beats Utah in the final seconds of a football game and then the worst part is having to put up with everyone harassing you about it for days. 

So all I am saying is that it is great to cheer for your team and be so so happy that they won. I fully support that! Go out and have a wonderful time celebrating that your team won and that they had a good season. But please, do not say that the other team sucks and that their fans suck. Because honestly, if the team you just beat sucks, doesn't that diminish your win and mean you only did slightly better than sucking?

So even though this may sound very biased and that I am only trying to get people to be nice to me, I am tough and I have endured a lot of sporting ridicule and I can banter right back with you. But other people might not be as tough and if you are not careful with what you say you could really ruin a friendship.

So just be kind. And not just about sports. I think kindness is really missing from this world and everyone should make a huge effort to try and bring it back. 

Just be kind.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Shopping.

I told you all about my goals on Tuesday and now that is February I have officially accomplished one!!!

I can shop as much as I want!!!

No Shopping January was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be, but I think it was good for me. The point of these goals is to help me focus on things that are really important and not so much on stupid things. So if my goal worked then I shouldn't want to do so much shopping in the future, but let me tell you, my love of shopping hasn't gone anywhere.

And maybe I have already bought these pants...

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