Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Learning after all at UVU

Everyday I learn something new.
Like in biology, we learned that fruits (like apples, tomatoes
and strawberries) are simply ripened ovaries.

In institute I learned how important covenants are.  The more
one makes with the Lord, the more freedom one gains.

In anthropology, I learned that the people in my class have
little belief in any sort of higher power.  But you could have
already seen that in their sad countenances and empty eyes.

In provo, I've learned that I love to run...
Hopefully I won't regret saying that, but for the time being,
it's fantastic and it makes me feel like I'm on top of the world!

I think I have also learned what love means.  I think that love 
is when you care so much for a person that you are willing to 
sacrifice everything that stands in the way.  Love helps you see everything that 
you are doing wrong, so that you can  be better and stand taller.  Love 
makes you happy even when life seems hopeless.
  Love is beautiful and incredible. 
Love is a gift. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

How Lucky Am I?

My Life is soo so so Wonderful!
Can I just tell you all of the reasons?
Probably not, but I will name a few.

My friends rock.
I know that sounds rather cliche, but alas, it's true.
I love them!
I love the girls that live across the hall!


Cambrai is probably the utmost most incredible person I have ever met!
She is soo funny and caring and sensitive!  I absolutely adore her!
But then there is Liz, whom I could say the exact same thing about!
She is so sweet and sincere!  We volunteered at the DI together (along with 
a bunch of other girls in our Relief Society including the amazing Rizzo whom I also love:) and
we had so much fun!

p.s.  I love DI!  I am such a DI junkie!  But get this!  I got 3 tee-shirts and 
2 pairs of shoes for $12.00!  woot!  Malorie would laugh at this, but we are cut
from "different cloth."  :) oh AND Malorie brought me over homemade black-bean 
salsa...amazing!!!  Some boy will be totally lucky to get her for a wife!

Oh so then I was also love my roommates who are totally wonderful and so
cute!  Last night, we had such a fun girls night and watched Penelope (cutest 
movie ever).  AND I beat Carlie jo in a leg wrestle.  :) 


I adore them all!  I think that it is amazing how we can go from 
laughing and just "wearing pants" to really meaningful discussions of the 
Savior and where we are headed in our futures.

I am so excited for my roomie Heather because she is marrying Marcus!  They 
are the cutest couple I have seen in a long time!  I love living with her and being
able to say everyday, "That's where, who, and what I want to be in 5 years."  I am 
so grateful for her example and it brings me great joy that she and marcus will 
one day be raising children.  With the world so crazy and messed up, it's nice knowing
that there are still a few amazing and decent people running around and will raise
their kids right!

Also, miss Katie Cutler is the bomb.  I adore her.  We (the mouse in my pocket and I along
with Kenn) are pretty much best friends. even though I HATE that term!   Today we watched an Avonlea


and it completely made my day!  We rewound and paused it when Gus and Felicity were 
cuddling at school for the first time and then when Felix and Izzy met for the first time! 
It's pretty pathetic how much I relate/rely on Avonlea, but it pretty much explains who I
am.  haha!

Also, we had an Easter choirside today that was absolutely amazing!!!  Not going to lie, I 
was really nervous about it.   I love music, but am an extremely harsh critic and that often
gets in the way of me feeling the spirit of it, but it was beautiful and I can't wait for Easter!  It was a fantastic follow up to the festival of color that got me in the mood of welcoming in spring!  (If you have never been to the Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork, UT and live within 3 hours of it, shame shame shame on you!  It is absolutely amazing! 


 The Hindu temple  is absolutely breathtaking!  It looks just like Jasmine's palace and it's just surrounded by beautiful farmland.  
I felt sort of weird going inside, just because when I go to the LDS temple, it is such a spiritual and sacred experience, and it is just different.  


 The best part of the festival is the chalk fight!  Everyone just gets covered head to toe, nostril to ear canal, in brightly colored powder!  Insane!  It's like the mormon Woodstalk.  I will go back every year!  What a fun way to welcome in spring and start thinking about Easter. :)

But can I just say that I can hardly wait for Easter? 
I love how the day feels.  Clean, fresh, pure, joy, love, happy.  I love how it tastes:  moona, 
pink stuff, deviled eggs, ham.  I love how I spend it: celebrating the atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ, with the people I love most.  Best holiday of the year, far none!

I just have to say how much I love my parents!  

They are the two most wonderful people
and I hope to be just like them one day!  We talked about yard work today in Sunday School
and I got all weepy just thinking about how much I missed going and "picking rock" and 
testing for "flying snails."  I can't wait to have my own crazy family and be doing heavy 
yard work and creating a beautiful yard with all sorts of gardens!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Spring break is here
For me and {some} of you!

This break is going to be amazing and wonderful!  I get to go home and play with the momma and the papa, go to the temple with megan (speaking of megan, I love that girl!  We met exactly a year ago at utah's jr. miss and she is a marvel!) watch owen's band concert, and make a new dress!  How could life be sweeter?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Recipe for life

What a beautiful world we live in!  

Today the sun is shining and the grass is almost green! woot!

The sky on my left is periwinkle blue and on my right there are beautiful clouds, reminders of heaven.

You know, this year I have been really good at being sad.  Choosing to let trials get me down. 
How lame is that?  God didn't send us down to earth to be sad.  

"Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy."

Today, I am choosing joy :)

I went to a beautiful funeral on saturday for the sweetest woman named Anne (with an e.)  

I felt like she lived her life with the motto of "You are as happy as you want to be." 
 That is my new motto.
  Along with her Recipe for Life


  • 1 cup good thoughts
  • 1 cup consideration for others
  • 1 cup kind deeds
  • 3 cups forgiveness
  • 2 cups well beaten faults
  • Tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy
  • 4 cup prayer and faith


Mix good thoughts, consideration, kind deeds, forgiveness and well beaten faults. Add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy for others. Fold in prayer and faith to lighten other ingredients and raise the texture to great heights of Christian living. Pour all into your family life. Bake well with the heat of human kindness. Serve with a smile.

Friday, March 5, 2010

People are Nice!

My parents took off for Mexico with all my Mom's Siblings. 
How fun for them?  right?
Even more fun, is the fact that I get to be at home with my amazing and wonderful brothers!
I was supposed to be commuting down to school yesterday and today, but this morning, Owen woke up feeling like he was going to throw up.  
So I know I just can't get up and leave a throwing up boy to fend for himself for like 3 or 4 hours, so I sent my biology assignments via email and then called my music professor seeing if I could take our test next week. 
He said yes.
People are nice.