Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
my friend posted this website on her facebook. according to itself, "Googlism.com will find out what google.com thinks of you, your friends or anything!"
so i entered in my name and these are my favorite results:
rochelle is 3 star accredited.
rochelle is a cute little girl in haiti who is waiting for her forever family.
rochelle is a master at motivating her clients to go far beyond what they think is possible and accomplishing more.
rochelle is a favorite of many students.
rochelle is sincerely concerned about making her customers look and feel good.
rochelle is the 443rd most popular female first name in the united states.
rochelle is nicknamed the "hub city" for many reasons.
rochelle is also easily accessible.
rochelle is a jazz singer and story teller combined into one.
rochelle is a treasured jewel within westchester county.
rochelle is from california and is in 6th grade.
rochelle is a very sociable young lady.
rochelle is famous for its warm and sunny climate.
rochelle is a member of the webring's romance reading ring.
rochelle is my best friend.
rochelle is the queen of firsts when it comes to nazareth basketball.
rochelle is now 78 years old.
rochelle is 5'7" and weighs about 125 lbs.
rochelle is a graduate of hebrew union college, jewish institute of religion.
rochelle is anything but boring rock.
rochelle is very sad and her parents wont accept the idea of having their only daugher with cancer.
rochelle is a hellwoman.
rochelle is a veteran democratic senator from lebanon.
rochelle is fifteen year old and volunteering as a counselor.
rochelle is an alternative rock band from san diego.
thanks for that assessment googlism.
Monday, December 28, 2009
i taught primary on sunday and during sharing time sister miller was teaching and she had these two little wedding teddy bears. the girl had a veil and the boy had a top hat and she pulled them out and said "the girl bear is getting married..." and a little boy in the front row yells "TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN!!"
needless to say, it was HILARIOUS.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
don't you think it's kind of funny that we celebrate the birth of Christ in winter when he was really born in spring?
it reminds me of that one time when we had a birthday party for nickie in november but her birthday is really in march.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
why is it that everyone hates the cold and the snow?
(granted, there are definitely downsides, all of which lead to death, but that's not even a big deal)
anyways, i think that it is simply wonderful when it snows.
when the snow covers up EVERYTHING like a blanket, it's so miraculous!
seriously though, everytime it snows, i can't help but think about how amazing it is that something could naturally do that. its SO COOL!
snow is also good because it provides multiple means of free entertainment.
watching people slip and fall outside
watching people slip and fall inside
watching people wear weird cold-weather attire
snow ball fighting (not on BYU campus of course)
snow man making
snow shoveling (don't even ask me why i like to do this, because i don't even know)
snow angel making
sitting inside and watching the snow fall
watching christmas movies
seeing your breath outside
seeing your breath inside the car
kicking the snow off the space between your tires and your breaks
making fresh tracks in warm boots
i mean honestly, the list could continue, but the moral of the story is snow is wonderful, and i think you should deal with it.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Needless to say it's superawesome.
p.s. it was FREE.
p.p.s nickie picked the exact same model in the exact same color and put the exact same cover on it. not a big deal, except it kind of is :)
Friday, November 27, 2009
i am grateful for....
awesome uncles who take you to disneyland:
a building full of AMAZING girls:a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson:
my dear sweet grandma and her legacy:
pulling pranks in the middle of the night:
clouds, or i guess more importantly, having my eyes opened to the world:
my Savior, Jesus Christ, and how he always knows best:
my brother and my sisters, and the fact that we are ridiculous:
scriptures and testimony building experiences:
um... its a long story, but basically jessica casebolt and silly traditions:
mexico and my summer familia:
jessica rae callahan:
harriet faith hewson:
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
i noticed that in the last year i have not posted more than five times in one month. GOAL: post more than five in a month before the end of the year. yay!
basically i have a bunch of random happy thoughts. ready?
maddie got a yw handout with that quote by eleanor roosevelt "no one can make you feel inferior without your consent" but courtney read it and wrote in expo marker on our mirror "no one can infuriate you without your consent" and every time i read it i giggle.
sunday night we had sunday dinner at amy's house and court was talking about how she's learning all sorts of American history in school. she started to say the preamble, and every single member of my family broke out into song singing the school house rock preamble song and it was just like out of a musical and it was basically the best thing EVER. and no one even stopped until it was over. and there may or may not have been dance moves and harmonizing involved.
today just around campus i saw a million people i know. (smile!)
humor u auditions and jessica callahan ROCKED IT.
i got a letter from ben this week!
1. a sleepover on friday and 2. driving home from a sleepover... we were flirting with these cowboys in the next car and then they MOONED us. (p.s. this is NOT happy, but it was funny even though i am scarred)
new moon premiere tomorrow with some of my favorite ladies! (don't be hating because i like "twilight: the saga")
tomorrow is my last day of classes for ELEVEN DAYS! plus, i have all sorts of reunion plans this weekend and i am super excited!
love love love,
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
so.... i am officially twenty years of age. my birthday was on friday. part of me is kind of weirded out that i have been alive for two entire DECADES. but, then another part of me already feels like i am way older than twenty anyways. it's not like there is anything i can do about it either way though. aging is part of life.
anyways, here are some highlites:
1. ingrid michaelson concert with jessica callahan last week (here are more details)
2. sweet birthday card and CD from kam and mar
3. peanutbutterchocolate goodness in staff meeting.
4. car accident.
5. funfetti cake and sweet yellow balloon from harriet
6. card, cake and flowers from becs
7. lunch at carrabba's with lauren and ho
8. sleepover and jessica casebolt, lanae and sarah. including...
9. pazooki YUM
10. hugs from random boys in king henry haha
11. sweet handheld fan
12. dinner with kelsi, martha, ali, kamry and boys at red robin
13. coconut cupcakes from mommy yummmy
14. yummy pasta dinner
15. candy board from carly
16. clothes and shoes from everyone
17. 100 notifications on facebook/phone calls/texts
18. cards in the mail from both grandparents and carl
overall i would say i'm pretty spoiled :)
anyways... my birthday really was happy.
p.s. i personally know 9 people with an october 23rd birthday... crazy huh?!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
One time i went prom dress shopping with Kristie and Laura in high school and as we were waiting for the old worker lady to ring up the over-priced dress that Kristie was buying, i was talking about how
"i wish it was after graduation! actually... i wish i was already in california on my trip! actually... i wish i was already at BYU! blah blah blah"
and then the older lady turned to me and said
"don't do that young lady. don't go around wishing your life away because before you know it, you will have wished your whole life away and you will have nothing left."
at first i was just thinking "who does this lady think she is?"
but now, i am so grateful for the lesson that that sweet lady taught me that day.
i realized today that i am more than half way done with my time at school here. WHAT? that is SO crazy! it feels like only yesterday when i was wishing for what i have now, but now that i am here, i feel so scared.
i am 19 years old for heavens sake! how am i supposed to go out into the world and make my way for myself?
i am still so silly and stupid and naive.
but---- then again---- is anyone ever ready? is anyone ever REALLY mature?
i really don't think so.
i think that old lady in the dress shop probably still feels the same way. scared and immature and wishing in retrospect that she would have cherished her moments more instead of wishing for tomorrow.
i think that we are never really ready. we are never really mature.
sometimes, i think that grown-ups are just pretending to be all mature and whatever, and that everyone is a little bit silly and a little bit stupid and a little bit naive.
so... who care's if i'm nineteen? i sure don't. i wish... it was today. i'm ready for today, to cherish today, to learn from today, to use today to prepare for tomorrow...
bring it on world.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
3. picked up some british lingo
4. stake dance in lehi haha
5. MY stake dance with harriet, elise, bob and chris... and 7 other people. best. dance. ever.
6. crazy night in bob's truck.
8. mission farewell(s)
10. disneyland/california adventure!
11. visit ellen at UCLA
12. family time.
13. blair and matt's wedding.
14. tricia's wedding
15. western watts. never. again.
17. HARRY POTTER (twice... english and spanish)
18. learned some german in mexcio (barbara hahn!)
20. NERTZ (mexico and not)
21. fun with sam lyman and girls at my favorite park.
p.s. i already mentioned some of these things in a previous blog.... oh well.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
1. sorry i've neglected you.
2. i'm home from mexico.
it's strange being back. although i really wasn't there that long, i feel like i was. i was accustomed to my life there. it feels like it was a dream almost, just because my life here is pretty much the same as before i left.
i'm not the same, though.
anyways, the moral of the story is that my viaje was a amazing. i loved every minute of it. even the bad minutes... like when we missed our bus and had to walk more than an hour home at 1 in the morning. like when i was so utterly exhausted and cut my hand open on the fan in my room. like when it was 100 degrees and 100% humidity ALL THE TIME. like hormigas. like taking bus opcion 1 vs. opcion 2. like almost getting heat stroke (haha). like when every creepy old man in mexico decided that they loved me. and like when everyone i know thought that that was the best thing ever. i loved it all.
what did i learn?
sometimes the best way to be a member missionary is to just listen.
always being an example is so important.
don't be afraid to ask questions.
it is not always about me. (yeah, i have to learn this a lot)
pluuuus... a lot of other more "personal" things.
oh yeah, and spanish :)
here are some (and by some i mean un monton!) photographical highlights from my trip.
me and sarah vera at progreso
me, hilary, ellis, sarah and jessica at the school pool
imelda, sarah, me and h at servicio
el grupo at the convent at izamal
jorge aka the FAN MAN!
in a ruin at uxmal... it was creeepy in there.
el templo! que bonito, no?
ice cream at COLON!
jessica and i at la playa in cancuuun!
going into the "dangerous" cenote.