Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Life is Like a box of Chocolates, never know what you're gonna get.
I moved into my new apartment and it is fantastic.
Super big. (like way way big)
lots of space in my room.
Tiffany is from Florida. She is 20. She is studying
landscape management and she
is such a sweetheart. I think I am
going to love living with her.
*secret*: she is waiting for her mission call.
Rachel is from Texas. She is 19.
She is studying Humanities.I met her last night
and I like her. I hope the we become
*secret*: Tiffany, Rachel and I all have the same swim suit:)
another *secret*: I think I might have to take up synchronized swimming
Sue is from Brazil. I don't remember how old she is.
She is studying Musical Theatre. fun.
*secret*: I hope to watch a musical or 2 with her.
Pricilla is also from Brazil. She is 20. She is my
official roommate, but she hasn't
moved in yet. We shall see
how things go. Yes?
*secret*: Pricilla has the most beautiful eyebrows and I am jealous.
Desiree is from Brazil. She is 27. She is
in her first year of her masters program and she
is delightful. Last night, we (and Tiffany
and Rachel and the mouse in my pocket)
ate brownies and talked.
*secret*: Desiree speaks Portuguese (obviously) beautifully.
She answered her phone and spoke in her native tongue,
and it made my day to listen to what a
gorgeous language that is.
went to church and felt like the youngest one there.
That's ok. I should be used to that by now, right?
*secret*: so I think this has happened like 3 or 4 times.
a guy in the ward introduces himself.
Him: "Hi, I so-and-so from such-and-such city in Davis County."
Her: "Cool! I'm Leslie and I am from Centerville."
Him: "No way!! When did you graduate??"
Him: "oh. I graduated 04."
that is the "yay for being young" face
Saturday, April 24, 2010
So as many of you may know,
there are many things in this life that bring me joy.
Laying out, laughing, hand and foot, sewing,
reading, politics, family, the church, friends, redbud trees,
waterfalls, mountains, painting, yoga, etc.
But one thing that glues a smile to my face is
DARK Chocolate :)
Recently, my FHE parents gave me a Hershey's Special Dark bar,
I just finished it. I thought I should be responsible in recording the
calories, and I saw that for an entire bar of heaven, there are only
180 CALORIES! Is that not amazing??? Wow!
And 3 grams of Fiber!? Ok, that is like better than cold cereal for
Also, sweet Jesse gave me an entire bar of
Godiva 85% Cacao... I can't wait to get started on that one!
(oh, this one is a little bit higher in calories, but one serving has
5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein!)
I think I will write them a letter and tell them how much I love them!
(the chololatiers that is)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Lately I've been walking around with this gigantic goofy smile just slapped straight across my face.
Whatever... I am totally happy!
I am falling in love with running. Weird I know, coming from me, but it is true. The other day Carlie and Becca and I went for a run in the rain!
This is us Before :
and this is After
So much fun! If you haven't ran in the rain,
put it on your bucket list.
Also, another thing has been making me uber-happy.
And his name is Jesse.
Jesse Foster Thomas.
Yesterday, we went for a fantabulous hike up Pleasant Grove Canyon.
It was such a fun hike!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The summer is soo close! I am already making plans and I can hardly wait!
I am so excited for my reading list for this summer!
Summer Reading List
1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
2. Mere Christianity
3. The Scarlet Letter
4. The Three Musketeers
6. Robin Hood
7. David Copperfield
8. Arabian Nights
9. Don Quiote
10. Gulliver’s Travels
11. Oliver Twist
12. The Man in the Iron Mask
13. The Screw-tape letters
14. A Man without a County
15. Benjamin Franklin
16. The Red Badge of Courage
17. The Catcher in the Rye
20. American Sphynx
21. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
22. Leave Yesterday Behind
23. Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter
24.The Adams- Jefferson Letters
25. The Count of Concord
26. The Bell Curve
27. The Beauty Myth
28. The Poisonwood Bible
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Create a prom dress (sounds familiar, I know)
Win $50,000 cash scholarship.
sounds good too me. :)
so here is the basic sketch that I am going off of
Lace bodice + feather skirt + lots of beads and sparkles=
one heck of a dress!!!
If you are in high school, and around my same size and would be interested
in wearing my dress to prom,
please let me know! (it's in the rules that it has to be worn to a spring formal)
Can't wait to get started!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Easter is my favorite holiday! I love the feeling that comes when we set one day aside to think of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and what a marvelous blessing that is!
This Easter was somewhat difficult for me. It was hard having Kenn so far away in Jerusalem and then some things with the outside relations were hard. But I find it amazing that even though it was some what sad, I was still able to think of Christ.
Recently I realized what an incredible power the Atonement is. There are some wounds that can only be healed through the Atonement. There is a magnificent strength that comes through the Love of Christ. That love enables us to overcome hatred, sin, fear, and temptation. That love has helped me love those that I know I need to love, but would not be able to on my own.
I love my Savior Jesus Christ and know that he lived and died for me. I am so grateful that I will one day live with him, my incredible, wonderful, awesome Brother, and the rest of my family that I love with all of my heart.
I am grateful for all of the wonderful examples that I live with that show me the Savior's love through their words and deeds. My roommates and friends show me the way and my family guides me through their love. I love them all and thank my Heavenly Father for them. :)