Wednesday, December 24, 2008

the end of 2008 was oh so great.

memorable things from break:

1. frolicking around temple square wrapped in blankets with nickie and maddie.

2. seeing a couple get engaged! pure bliss!

3. sleepover in my kitchen with mis hermanas.

4. 3 feet of snow!

5. shopping at target while talking in an accent the. whole. time.

6. getting stuck in the snow at 1:30 a.m.

7. two words: elf yourself.

8. richie's birthday dinner.

9. wendy is my best friend.

10. warehouse working.

11. cooking with mom.

12. city of ember.

13. grandpa's birthday fiesta.

14. letter party with jessica.

15. tucanos with the colts!

16. being an angel in the primary nativity.

17. truth or truth.

18. snuggling/accidental sleepover with marty.

19. dreamgirls at fred's.

20. cuddling my dogs. mmmm.

21. cheesecake making.

22. wedding dress shopping for blair.

23. physical science book for SEVEN DOLLARS and fifty cents.

... i think thats all. i really did have fun i guess :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

a very myspace christmas

so...i'm working today at the heritage halls central building.
i'm bored... enjoy!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper for sure.
2. Real tree or Artificial? fake... my mom's allergic, so we always have fake.
3. When do you put up the tree? the day after thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? mid january
5. Do you like eggnog? not particularly
6. Favorite gift received as a child? define "child".
7. Hardest person to buy for? old people. they either have everything that they want, or its too expensive for me.
8. Easiest person to buy for? maddie.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? no.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards ? mail. DUH
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? i blocked it out of my memory.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? elf.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? if i start early, i forget about it, so probably right after thanksgiving.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? i've though about it.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? homemade chocolates mmmm.
16. Lights on the tree? best part!
17. Favorite Christmas song? all i want for christmas is youuuu.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? stay at home.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? dasher dancer prancer vixen comet cupid donner blitzen... rudolph! (there are probably some spelling errors)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? morning for sure
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? materialism/being poor.
23. What theme or color are you using? what does that even mean? i am a fan of the simple red and green and white.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? potatoes.
25. What do you want for christmas this year? a plane ticket to mexico.

Monday, December 15, 2008

my own personal "sisterhood"

one of my besties carmen is getting married on saturday. this weekend we had a "bachelorette" party of sorts for her. it was more of a girls night than anything, but nevertheless it was fun. carmen came over the other day and expressed her concern that we would stop being friends. she was worried that after she left we would forget about her. that after she got married that she would change, and we wouldn't all get along so well anymore. i thought about it a lot, and granted she will change. but so will we. everyone changes. everything is always changing. i had a brilliant epiphany that friendship isn't so much having something in common with someone else. true friendship isn't just playing with someone and laughing because they are funny. true, genuine friendship is first getting to know someone, and then learning to really care about them. its learning to love them no matter what. its not caring if their married, or on their mission, or studying abroad. its being there for them when/if they need you.

true friendship is beautiful.

well carm baby i think i can say that we are true friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

el dia de accion de gracias

thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday. i am home for the week, and it is so lovely to not have to do school this week. its always good having an excuse/reminder to be grateful. (also, thursday is my favorite day.) 50 things that i'm grateful for (not in order) :

1. family
2. cellular phones
3. whitney hall
4. the gospel
5. the atonement
6. my hair
7. rodger (my computer)
8. music
9. basketball
10. mail
11. email
12. water
13. colors
14. laughter
15. sunshine
16. good friends
17. missionaries
18. grass
19. pillows
20. green left turn arrows
21. sam (the van)
22. antibiotics
23. toes
24. diversity
25. the temple
26. the Holy Ghost
27. talents
28. forgiveness
29. flip flops
30. couches
31. pictures
32. christmas lights
33. an education
34. blankets
35. maverick/doc
36. service
37. mascara
38. online shopping
39. lotion
40. dry erase markers
41. books
42. mechanical pencils
43. eyebrows
44. passport
45. teeth
46. brave people
47. role models
48. love
49. life
50. technology

... i really want to keep going.

"Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessing; every doubt will fly,
and you will be singing as the days go by."
Count Your Blessings -- Hymn #241

happy thanksgiving!!! (tomorrow)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blogging it up

blog. \ˈblȯg, ˈbläg\ noun : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer ; also : the contents of such a site

i need somewhere to write things. i figured my BLOG is a good place.

i just got over being sick. it sucked. last Saturday we went to a park and my cousin Mandi took family pictures for us. it was so much fun. (but, it was freezing, and i was wearing a summer dress... hence, the impending illness). now that my family is growing up, we seriously, have so much fun together. i have never been more excited for thanksgiving.

p.s. blogging is harder than it looks...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Post number 1.

So... i have a lot of free time now. and so i made a blog.

woot woot!