Saturday, October 31, 2009

promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

Look at the sunny side of everything & make your optimism come true.

think only of the best, work only for the best & expect only the best.

Forget the mistakes of the past & press on to the greater achievements of the future.

Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side as long as you are true to the best that is in you!

Christian d. Larson

Thursday, October 8, 2009


depending on what you heard...

the rumors are true!

if you heard i wasn't putting in mission papers anymore and i was staying here for other prospects... that was ALWAYS a rumor

if you heard i was putting in mission papers to serve the Lord...

that is TRUE.

the papers are submitted as of tonight

and now...

i wait

and i will feel like Karen Carpenter.
Please please, mr.postman.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


remember this?

well... last night someone broke into our house

they rifled through some stuff (mainly my purse and jamies wallet) and left with
my credit card
(guess having all this junk in our house finally paid off.. jk)

joke's on you... you thief. credit card? CANCELLED!!

and it really was a blessing because i needed a new card anyways as mine was about to expire.

but the thought of someone being in your house without you knowing
going through your belongings makes you feel a little


but now i can't decide what bugged me more

someone eating some of my lunch?
or someone going through my purse?

i do love my food...

Monday, October 5, 2009

in no particular order

Let me take a minute from my busy (not so much) schedule to make a point to remember some things.

1. things i want but do not necessarily need right now: shoes, shoes, shoes (boots, uggs, pumps, vans... etc.), a new ipod?, cupcakes and/or treatza pizza

2. dad is OBSESSED with corn. good thing he has family connections. One night he was husking and watching TV from the deck. yepp.. he can barely see things right in front of his face.. so how this worked i don't exactly understand.

something about this below just brings joy to his heart:

3. facebook diet. yepp i'm going facebook free for the next couple weeks. i hope to utilize that time studying scriptures and preach my gospel. but it doesn't mean that i don't miss you facebook - because really.. i do.

4. hawaii will be my place of vacation in practically 52 days --- not that i'm counting down or anything

5. these windows are finally clean:

grandma and mom cleaned the windows a few weeks ago. something that hasn't been done in a couple decades (and i don't think i'm even exaggerating)
5. grandpa can still tell dad what to do. the two of them put up some new boards on the side of the house and painted them with grandpa's never-ending supply of that paint.
i told grandpa about how when Angie and I used to go down there to help out, he would tell us to paint the fence, and we would always ask how long we had to do it and he would always reply "until the paint is gone". being the smart kids that we were.. we went down the alley and dumped out the paint one day when we had had enough of painting.. to our dismay grandpa had stocked up on that paint.. and the supply still isn't gone. Grandpa laughed and laughed at what we had done.

6. i have so much to be grateful for. like flowers being sent to me TWICE at work in one week.

that i could get used to.
but really - i am often overwhelmed at the acts of service that people do for me, the little things and the big things that really do make a difference to me. 'i'm SOO HAPPY!!' (said in a voice the emperor kuzco in emperors new groove)

7. i went skeet shooting. that is all.

8. this is what my grandparents do. and they do it so well. i am so glad i have some pictures of these moments. the ones so dear to my heart.