Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kenn's wedding

I know some of you would like to see pics from ken's wedding and frankly, I don't have any...sorry!  But, here cute roommate Stacey LeCheminant documented the whole shindig on her blog. Check this out :)

Possible favorite musical

A slightly embarrassing fact about myself is that I used to be a theatre buff.  In fact, I was in a musical continually from 8th-11th grade.  It's funny looking back and remembering how I dreamed of going on to Broadway and making it "big."  Anyway, I still have a strong love for the music and love how emotional it all is.  I saw that the new Center Point Legacy Theatre in Centerville, Ut is about to start a production of
Civil War and I am desperately wanting to go.  This is seriously a favorite of mine.
watch this

but here is flexible list of my all time favorite musicals
1.  The Light in the Piazza *sigh* the most beautiful love story in the world that shows the healing strength that comes from love.
2.  A Christmas Carol *tear* I was in the musical I think like 3 times and I loved singing about forgiveness and change.  Soooo amazing!
3.  Jane Eyre
The music is soooo haunting and absolutely moving.  
4.  Les Miserables *no need for an explanation there*
5.  Civil War *the most moving display of sacrifice
6.  The Last 5 Years *note: I have never seen this production and it seems to be a tad racy, but the music is incredible.
7.  Wicked *cliche, I know
8.  The Secret Garden *Lily's Eyes:  could there be a more beautiful song?  I think not.
9.  The Sound of Music *makes you feel better every time you are sick, without fail
10.  West Side Story *absolutely stunning.

A million more are flooding my mind, but I really do think that these are my toppers.

Favorite songs that I have sung:
Someone else's story: chess
With One Look: Sunset Boulevard
I still Believe: Miss Saigon
Mamma I'm a Big Girl Now: Hairspray
I'm Still hurting: Last five years
All I ask of you:  Phantom of the Opera
My Bill:  Civil War
Forgiveness:  Jane Eyre
Just a place called home:  Christmas Carol
Defying Gravity: Wicked *this was probably the scariest performance of my life.  President Eyring was sitting on the 2nd row of the auditorium and I had basically given up singing and was pretty rusty.  An extremely unforgettable, exhilarating moment.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Feng Shui, mushrooms, love, and life

5 things:
1.  As many of you may know, I have always been very intrigued with energy.  I love learning about the energy patterns in our bodies and how movement, objects, and food affects it.  Fung shui has been a curiosity that I've been dying to learn more about.  Thanks to the good old Provo library, I've been reading up on it and am wanting to work on feng shuing my life, if you will.  My goal is to start in my dorm room and spread from there.  Hopefully I can report my progress in a few days. :)  Peace and blessings!
2.  5Also, I realized that I rarely talk about the most exciting thing that is occurring in my life and that is my relationship with Jesse.  What a sweetheart!  We have been trying to make some rather large life decisions and of course, I always end up super emotional and kindof crazy, and he is so patient and sweet.  I am the luckiest girl in the world!

Us right after his marathon last year :)
3.  The Salt Lake City mission is the greatest one in the whole world.  Maybe I'm biased, but if it wasn't for that, I would have never met this adorable little girl.  She is a refugee from Burma and her parents are tying to make a better life in America.  I'm so proud of them and how hard they are working.  If you could remember to keep the refugees in your prayers that would be great!  Jesse was working with this girls family 2 1/2 years ago and is still teaching them.  


4.  Stuffed Mushrooms???  Ok so I had never ever heard of these until my super cute new roommate Sarah introduced me yesterday.  AMAZING!!!


  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 20 fresh mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half
  • Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the green onions and cream cheese . Stuff mushroom caps with the cheese mixture. Wrap each mushroom with a half-slice of bacon, and secure with toothpicks. Place on a baking sheet.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is cooked through.

    Thank you Allrecipes.com
     for all of your continual inspiration!

    5.  Sundays are the best day of the week.  For those of you who don't know, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Today we learned about personal revelation, and I am soooo grateful that God loves me enough that He allows me to pray to Him and that He listens to me and sends me answers and guidance to my life.  :)
    Love Carl Bloch btw.  I'm so sad that the exhibit is gone from BYU.  It was amazing and touched me every single time I went through.  Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley!!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Really Happening

BYU has sent me a statement of what I owe for the program.  I don't know if this is normal or not, but all of the sudden it feels like I am actually going, and I am sooo excited!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Sugar

I found this rather amusing...

With Easter, Kenn's wedding, gary finding a huge garbage sack full of donughts, I am all sugared out!  I am going to try and figure out some non-sweet snacks and hopefully share :)  Does anyone have any good tips on how to not snack on everything??? Best wishes to all!