Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Me: Dad.. do you ever just sit there and think of the fastest way to get from one place to another

Dad (in a disapproving tone): Noooo

and then

Dad: i sit there and think of funny names people could have if they married someone with certain last names

its true he does this.. and i also know its true that he doesn't ever think of that, because he always seems to drive the longest way from point a to point b (and that isn't even including the shy (slow) way he observes the speed limit)

i think when i go on my mission i'll miss talking to him.

and i'll even miss his sense of humor.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

the g.a.t.h.e.r.s

i've been missing these people a lot lately

some reasons: learning and baking/cooking good things to eat, good travel companions, people to bail me out of provo, games games and more games, goood chats with uncle dave while driving to and from provo, hours of csi, movies, laughing so hard, feeling so at home and being with family... just to name a few.. oh and auntie wilma always saying things that my dad would say (to make me feel more at home i am sure)... seriously all the games with chay and nicole being my best friend.

miss you guys.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

... life of a future sister missionary ...

i have debated whether or not to write some of my deep thoughts on my blog about my mission. the writing would be mostly a record for myself to look back on. and i hate to have TMI all over the internet of my life. but, when i started this blog, it was all about "this is me", and so it will continue, because my future as a missionary - well that's just me. this makes it sound like i wanna talk about deep serious stuff...

first things first - kudos to every person that has ever gone on a mission. it's not as easy as i always assumed it was. to get all the medical, dental, spiritual interviews and appointments done is one thing, and then to add the adversary trying to take you down into the mix, it made me feel like i would have more success at a one-on-one game with michael jordan.

there is so much i could say... and maybe i will continue to write about my life as i prepare to go on this mission to the Independence Missouri Visitors Center (IMVC as it will now be called in the future).

right now, i just need to get something off my chest that recently has bothered me: the fact that because i am going to the IMVC i have become somewhat of a writeoff to the opposite sex. my black tag has turned somewhat into the black plague. but not even just the opposite sex... there is this assumption to some that i am unable to date, or crush anyone because i have a call, or that some part of me is broken, but my mission should be able to fix that. Conversations that go as follows "Oh are you dating any--- oh wait you are going on a mission, nevermind" and "if you weren't goin on a mission, i would totally set you up with {insert hot guys name here}" frequent my life. (or even, 'well if you are supposed to get married, then he'll show up' which deserves a post of its own)

well they are right--- i am going on a mission, and no, i'm not dating anyone. but why can't {hot guy} still go out with me?

but what really gets me is that it even bothers me, because i hate dates. i could go without awkward conversations, fake smiles, and just the whole shabang... a boyfriend would really complicate my life right now too - but i have always been boy crazy, my friends and i have been since.. well as long as i remember. and i feel like lately my life has lacked a lot of the male companionships that i have always had. and it's not even like i am a person that has been asked on a lot of dates, but let me tell you, that there has been a steady decline of any male persons even hanging out with me since my plans for a mission have come forward. from some experiences that i've had and gone through more recently, i feel like it's safe to say that the sister missionary excuse is perfect for anyone trying to stay out of the dating scene, and people admire you for it.

this isn't my pathetic plea to have everyone set me up on dates, nor is it written because i want to go on dates - remember i HATE dates. it is true - i am not looking for love right now, or anyone right now except those looking for the message of the gospel. it's just interesting how some people swore that i would get married and not end up going on mission. So.. looks like they were wrong. and i am kind of proud of it. plus it is very difficult to do when the only man you converse with is your Dad or your brother in law... im just saying

but what do i know? i'm just a future sister missionary

**disclaimer** this post represents my thoughts and views, the information in this may not be entirely scientifically accurate or accurate in any way at all.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

oh ya

shopping for sister missionary clothes is not that fun

which doesn't mean i want to go anyless, and doesn't mean that i don't look any less cute in the clothes... cause lets face it.. i always look cute..

just kidding

but actually...

its just not that fun

Monday, December 7, 2009

week 1.

week one is done. one week left. (sad face)

but we've had a lot of fun and seen and done a lot of things i've never before.
Like eating Acai bowls, going to see volcanoes, black sand, the island of Kona... i could go on and on)
we have laughed A LOT.
we all squished into this car this car for long drives around the BIG island
we tried bubba gumps for the first time.... and we ate right out on the beach
had lots of photoshoots (here was a little camera lesson Angie gave)
today after church we went to see the temple (i love to see the temple.. just like the song)

we met up with mike at the airport and on the way home we stopped to see the CRAZY waves... honestly they are HUGE. who knows if sunset beach will be there tomorrrow...

i still miss everyone at home though.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

breakfast at king kamehameha

airport photobooth

today we flew to Kona (the BIG island)
when we got here, the weather was WAY better than in Oahu... and we'll take the sun shining anyday.

we know that mom and dad are anxiously awaiting pictures of the trip so far.. i forgot my camera cord in Laie and our time for updates has been cut short by making plans for the next day.

we saw waterfalls today and drove around half of the island to Hilo... some of it looked like desert, and some looked like BC/idaho... it was weird to feel like we weren't in hawaii anymore.

we went to a botanical garden and saw all sorts of plants we had never seen before.. it was pretty cool

hotel pool, black sand beaches and red hot lava hopefully.

we are also hopeful Ang will feel better and that we will have well rested and fed kids.

peace and love.

Thursday, December 3, 2009



you treat me well

keep blessing me with sunny days, good food, exquisite company and energy

i am alive and more than well...

wish all the family was here with us.. we miss you

but as you can see we are having LOTS of fun and i am just WORN out (that is the part you can see in the picture)

we are going on our vacation in a vacation tomorrow :)