Thursday, April 28, 2011


I know I said I would be MIA 
but life made me change my mind 
because I have to share happiness with you all!

There are blossoms on the trees!
 I can get my Vitamin D for the day today!
(you only need 5-15 minutes unprotected sun exposure between 10-3 each day in summer)
There are DANDELIONS (a weed yes - that brings me JOY)!
And the clouds are marvelous!
My favorite!
Also everytime I walk home and see this:
 . . . I start singing this:
"Just smell the grass, the dirt, just like I dreamed they'd be!"
. . . without fail!

Also the "real" world is so close and I am more than halfway to it . . .
I am finally starting to feel the excitement . . .

I cannot figure out how to embed something from vimeo so
click here to see the sky's amazingness.

p.s. while it was indeed possible that the title was referring to the absolutely amazing tv show here it is used to mean . . . I looked it up and I think that we often use this word how Inigo Montoya says, "I do not think it means what you think it means" . . . at least I don't think I made you nervous by posting . . .I meant it as I shocked you with a surprise appearance!

Back to studying and paper writing I guess.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dear World (namely you),

If you don't hear from me for the next three weeks,
be optimistic - I am sure I will still be alive.
After all I just have to conquer this cold
(it apparently didn't get the "It's almost May" memo as it's infecting everyone) 
and lots of papers and tests 
and what's left in my room to move out. 
And of course I have to graduate!
And how could I not flee the country before
I even walk in a cap and gown to places like this:
 and this:
 and this?
So you see, even though I may become
a little like the lochness monster or bigfoot in my habits 
(mainly not being seen or heard of by much of humanity), 
just assume I am alive and mostly well.

And enjoy some pictures courtesy of here:

p.s. I hope that you all had an amazing EASTER yesterday.
Church was phenomenal.
I know that my Redeemer Lives.
I know he is my Savior.
And not only do I know that, but
He really is.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Weather Man

Brilliance with the aforementioned title is found below.

Monday, April 18, 2011


I have a lot of random thoughts I often want to just write out right here but when I get around to it . .  . they are gone.

I remember them sometimes like I once just pondered on how much I love punny people for quite a while.
And like everyone else knows -worms smell gross (except my friend Michelle claims that smell is synonymous with the smell of rain . . . I think her nose is missing out on the real smell of rain).
Heavenly Father really does know SO much more and better than me . . . he knows what's coming and doesn't let me get ahead of myself so I am swamped beyond what I can handle . . . Thankfully he's in control of so much.

Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it - today may be an awful day where you collapse on your knees and just cry and cry but tomorrow can be better . . . in fact today can still be better if you choose to make it so.
 I have pictures for later but here is a GREAT quote from Elder Holland:
"Face your doubts. 
Master your fears.
"Cast not away therefore your confidence." 
Stay the course 
and see the beauty of life unfold for you."

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Dear Motivation,
I lost you. Please find your way back soon so I can finish this school year strong - you know those four papers, that presentation, two group projects, three tests next week, and oh yeah . . .finals.
The girl who looks like she needs you to get things done.
Dear Legs,
You walk fast all the time! Why has running made you hurt so badly?
The girl that can endure years of gallbladder pain
and yet complains too much about exercise soreness
Dear Projects, Papers, and Tests and Room-Packing,
Can you do everything yourself since Motivation is MIA and time seems to be winning a war against me . . . and I think self-discipline is on vacation too and distraction is far to prevalent in my life . . .?
The girl who still needs a life.
Dear Life,
Can you help me in figuring you out after I get that nice little piece of paper saying I am done with school at this present time?
Thanks muchly,
The girl who is a little lost
Dear Everyone,
I absolutely love this video:
And this:
Also Happy Birthday to
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, yesterday.
The girl who wouldn't get by without all that knowledge.
Dear Summer,
Hurry faster - but make sure you slow down when you get here
because I want to enjoy my week in the Western Carribean sunshine
and the months that follow of adventures.
Waiting patiently,
The girl who loves you but loves spring weather and will wait.
Dear People I Know,
I love you lots.
Thanks for your examples and support always.
You make me smile - all over my face - all the time! :)
Perfectly happy with this,
The girl who is super blessed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why I Love the News . . . and Politics.

Ok I just had to share this. 
I love how news especially about politics  
always shows you pictures of people side by side like this . . .
Clearly there is a side they want you to be on.
I mean who is going to choose to be on 
the somewhat-cranky-looking lady's side
over the smiling happy lady spending time outside's?

If you want to read the article here you go.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Some Day Needs

Some days you just need some Sleeping Beauty with a best friend.
Some days you just need a BIG group of people.
Some days you just need one-on-one time.
Some days you just need a bunch of excited roommates . . .
 . . .in your room.
Some days you just need to have a picnic and enjoy the sunshine.
Some days you just need a good cry.
Some days you just need pizza and bread.
Some days you just need to take a trip down to conference.
Some days you just need a big handful of chocolate chips.
Some days you just need a few texts from a best friend . . . 
. . . and a call from her little sister.
Some days you just need a good book and the scriptures.
Some days you just need a really good hug.
Some days you just need to go to get "grow-cher-rees" . . .
. . . with your sister
Some days you just need recognize the moments of life.