Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Many moons since I have bought shoes...

These little guys are at Forever 21 right now and I totally dig them for summer! Just imagine a floofy skirt with a tight shirt tucked in and big wavy blond hair. Also a slouchy brown leather bag! And I am tan in this scenario. And really skinny........and rich.........

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Belated Christmas Card

This is what we were going to send out...(email out) but we decided we didn't want to mass produce the picture of us at the chubbiest point in our lives but for you my friends, we shall make an exception. Mainly because it's funny and you are either family or I consider you family and I know you love me in spite of extra rolls and double chins!

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen

I give you......MY NATURAL HAIR COLOR!!!!!

Also for your enjoyment, my sister Stacey and I wearing some dazzling outfits.

I am the mini one, (cause I'm the "baby") and Stac is just amazing. She's the sister that always took care of me even when she was a super cool high schooler. She would even take me shopping!! I know, what teenage girl actually takes time out of their lives for their little sister? My big sister does!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Final's Post...not the final one, this is just during finals....

I totally shouldn't be doing this. I should be crankin out the bajillion stories and articles and essays that I have to do before tomorrow. Yeah, so I won't be sleeping tonight. This will be my second all nighter in 2 weeks. Definitely feelin sick and I feel like someone is trying to send electrical signals through the mush that is currently my brain...I can feel stuff happening up there, but it's moooosh dang it! 


On a happier note I made this box for my adorable friend Chelse a few weeks ago. And by made I mean like, cut out magazine pictures and actually took thick cardboard stuff and glued it together and then glued the pic's on there. It was her birthday and in my head Chels is oh so California. (She's from Idaho but she just can't help it.)

Also, there was a present inside the box.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

here it comes, a depressing blog post

I love this picture. The compass reminds me to stop to check where you are and to just love, which is what this post is about...

For anyone who knows me, you know I have a temper.

I know, sad.

I have been doing really good for a long time. I have been dealing with hard situations very calmly and with love. I have been letting things slide that truly don't matter. This is truly something that I have to consciously make decisions about. I decide to be nice, I decide to be chill, I decide to not be offended. 

This isn't to say that I am a mean person, I am a very nice, sensitive person. There have been times when I have hurt people, (as we all have,) by saying something thoughtless or mean, and I seriously feel like throwing up after. Sometimes I get really defensive and that's where the problem lies. That's when I get super mad.

Obviously this has something to how I was raised. I never saw anger management. If a stressful situation came up, it was yelled at and beaten until it was gone. Everything was taken as a personal jab so I learned to be constantly on my guard.

I have spent a long time trying to relearn a lot of things. If something stressful comes up, getting mad doesn't help it get done, it slows it down. And more often than not, nobody is trying to hurt you.

The Savior handled all things with love and I should always be striving to be more like Him.

So this post is a reminder to myself. Stop, think, and love. 

Because, All You Need Is Love.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day

Many of you don't know, but I have an extreme patriotic side. I love America. I get teared up when I hear the Star-Spangled Banner or any other patriotic song, especially those that celebrate early America. 

Today is Peal Harbor Day. I don't often get mushy but I am saddened when I think of that terrible day. The world was at war and we were trying to stay out of it as long as possible. The attack on Pearl Harbor took thousands of innocent lives and directly lead to the U.S. entry of WWII which took so many more lives, including two of my Grandmother's brothers.
I think today is a day to honor those who died and those who defended us during a time of unwarranted attack. I also do not just mourn for American lives, but all lives that were lost in this terrible war. Pearl Harbor, D-Day, POW Camps, Concentration Camps, the Atom Bomb, bleh.

It makes me sick to think that one man could start such a thing and literally drag the whole world into it. I hope that I can always have the judgment to recognize evil when I see it. I hope that America will always be worthy to be defended and I hope that my children will never have to live in such times.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My First Job

Hehee, so as I was writing my last post, I thought it might be fun to tell you about my first job.

My parents moved to Laramie, WY right before my thirteenth birthday. We only lived there for a summer, but boy howdy did I learn how to be a cowgirl...hahaaaahaha

A lady in our ward ran a candy shop and she often employed the young girls in our ward to work there a few days a week. For under minimum wage of course. This particular candy shop was located at the Wyoming Territorial Prison Museum.

Now, this museum has been turned into kind of an old west town. We all had to dress up and taalk liiike thiiuuss. I wore something similar to this little get up. (How I wish there were pictures!)

Every morning I had to open the store, clean everything, stock everything, and make coffee. For me being a little Mormon girl I was simply aghast that I would have to make coffee!! But my parents assured me that eternal damnation would only happen if I actually drank the stuff.

I was in heaven. My first check was a whole $70 (from 3 weeks work), I got free root-beer floats everyday, (my fav,) and all the cute cowboys would come talk to me. (I didn't realize it was because I still looked like an adorable little child, not because I was hot stuff like I thought.)

Here's a picture of the prison part. There were carriage rides that went all around the park.

Also, fun fact, Butch Cassidy spent a year there. Cause he's a rapscallion.

I had to put Paul Newman up because the real Butch is hideous.

Anyway, it was great. I learned how to be a cowgirl that summer, even spent a lot of time on our friends ranch riding horses, 4 wheelers, smoothing roads, driving big trucks, helping dogs give birth to puppies, shooting stuff, etc.

Well sir, it all came to a screeching halt. I caught another girl I worked with stealing from the till, so me being honest, I totally turned her tooshie in. When the cops came to get a statement, I was crying the whole time because I thought she was going to come kill me. (She was in a gang, and also not part of our church ward.) Also, we moved to Arizona.

The end.

Color - rad - o

So we may or may not be moving to Colorado for the winter. Trent has some potential internship opportunities there and you know, thats like, responsible to do? If we get them and we can afford to be there I think we'll go. I would just work while we are there and try and save up some mula, buuuuuttttttt I HAD MY HEART SET ON DOING NOTHING THIS WINTER!!! haha, well besides studying for the LSAT and working out. I literally haven't not worked since I was thirteen. I had a few months here or there where I didn't work but that's it. 
It would be nice to be close to Trent's fam, get to know them even better, snowboard, eat granola, grow out my armpit hair and whatever else they do there.
Alas, at 23 I suppose it is time to be responsible.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Recent Pix

I have been trying to take more pictures lately, I hate pictures of myself but I think other people look amazing in pictures! I somehow look like there is something wrong with my brain and am 200 lbs. Now I ain't lookin for anyone to make me feel better cause there is a lifetime of pictures for evidence and I'm okay with it. I figure you just need a really fast camera to take a bajillion pictures in 1 second and somewhere in there you'll get a great picture. But I digress.
 New Shoes!
 Chelse on a mary-go-round. A perfect example of photogenic-ness!
 Creepy statue in the BYU-I Gardens
 Shy Trent!
 He was a skater boy!
 Almost ran this little guy over!
 Megan! She is in a lot of my classes and I would die without her!
This little guy is Carter! He is our friend's baby and sooooo squishably cute!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Im a model.

So about a year ago I was asked to be in some pictures for the school! I didnt hear anything about it so I didnt think they used it for anything. A lady I used to work with in IT brought this up and showed it to me the other day! At least 20 people have seen my work as a model. Im pretty much famous!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This is on Forever 21's website and it would go perfectly with my knee high moccasins! Any ideas on how to make it modest and not weird looking?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight on his huge pillow

Hah, name that movie. But seriously. Brandilyn at Panache is giving away some headbands! My head is massive so hopefully if I win it will actually fit around my melon. (A boy at a snowboard rental place told me and Trent that since our heads were too big for the Large size helmets, he would have to break out the popcorn buckets. AKA the Extra-Larges. I am scared for our children! And having said children!)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rexburg Market

Last week we hit up the Rexburg Market with our friends Seve and Jules!
This was my real first foray into my camera's world.
I have been trying not to take any Auto pics,
but as you see, maybe I should keep
working on it!
They always have the cutest and best
stuff there. Cute little pumpkins, Mexican 
corn like on Nacho Libre, kettle corn, flower head
bands that I probably won't ever let my little girl wear, etc.
 Oh Hey Jules!

 That stash is looking might fine!

 I told Trent to make a beautiful face. This is what he gave me.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I also really love carving pumpkins!
We had some friends over to carve and then hang.
And then we tried to cook the seeds, which I usually
do really well, but for some reason, they tasted
all kinds of weird this year! Like....feet....with
seasoning salt..