Saturday, July 31, 2010


happy birthday to him:

And also her:

Friday, July 30, 2010


Chuck is probably one of my favorite shows
he's my newest fictional crush.
Since I don't have enough of those.

Roan: The first rule of being a spy: never fall in love.
Chuck: Well, I guess I'm not much of a spy.

Oh, he's real cute and stuff.

harry potter world: part 1

Let me start by saying this:
There are a few things in this world that I am so passionate about, that I find it hard to talk about them to other people. I feel like I can't express how much I love something or how much it's a part of me. So I like to talk about those things, but at the same time I don't, because I feel like people don't understand.
Harry Potter is one of them. This was a complete dream come true. And I can't find the right words to tell you how I felt when I was there.

I would also like to say this:
I cry like once a year. It's a pretty big deal if I can get a couple of tears out.

Here was my very first view of Hogsmeade:
I began to weep.
Seriously. Tears were streaming down my face. Every time I saw something new, I would just lose it. Seeing this place come to life was unreal. Unreal, I tell you. I got so emotional.
Kind of embarrassing really; I couldn't talk because I was crying for the first few hours we were there.

My expectations for this place were incredibly high,
but this was even better than I imagined it would be.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

my feet are buried in the sand, and there's a breeze.

That ocean is my favorite ocean.
I spent 4 days playing in that 86 degree water.

winners get prizes.

i got it. woo!

a cyber hug:
Thanks Hilary. I've admired her from afar since my first days as a sophomore. Her blog is dang cute. She's so crafty and creative. And she is so happy all the time. And she has the most beautiful hair in the whole world.

seven pieces of information about myself: about the seven things i would make into horcruxes?
1. my blankie
2. my old pink razr
3. my cat
4. my plaid keds
5. my original copy of harry potter and the sorcerer's stone
6. the van
7. the red life jacket

and the award goes to:
our daily dose. who probably already got the award. but i love my curr and dobe.
also, splash of thought. because lisa is exactly like me. except cooler.

home again home again

my trip was seriously awesome. i could probably do 200 posts about it.
maybe i will.
but i'll mix them in with normal posts, so you don't get bored.
here's a sneak peek:

Sunday, July 18, 2010

taking a break

i'm going to floriduh.
fort lauderdale (say that 5 times fast) and orlando.
and it's going to be the besssst.
also, taking a wee break from blogging while i'm gone.

love and stuff

Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount - That is the measure of God's love for you. God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn't care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely.

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Read the rest here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Today's good songs are brought to you by the letter L.

Locked Up - Ingrid Michaelson
Life in Technicolor ii - Coldplay
Lions Roar - The Hush Sound

Let My Love Open the Door - Sondre Lerche

and of course,
Let it Be - The Beatles

Friday, July 16, 2010

Would you rather... a whole package of cat food
(we're talking that moist, whisker-lickin' chunky bits of meat in seafood flavored gravy)
go without make-up for a whole school year?
me? i think i could choke down the kitty chow.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This is me 6 months ago:

That would make today my half-birthday.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

but whater.

there was a huge centipede in my room last night. thinking about going back to school makes my insides feel squirmish. astigmatisms? i gots two of those. i wish i didn't look so awkward while doing yoga because i really like it. i sewed a bag today. i just wanna watch iron man 2 again. one day i really want a bathroom that connects to my bedroom. i'm convinced i should be mrs. chuck bartowski. neopolitan dreams. i'm so sick of financial literacy. flerida in 5 days. it's been a really long time since i've had butterflies in my tummy. cheeseburgerrrr. i hate flossing. i love the words "encrusted" and "barnacles." i want to buy about 5 items from modcloth but i can barely afford one. i'm going to write a screenplay for ben, jennifer, and matt. blue otter pops. i want to try sushi. what is a straightener? i think i've forgotten how to use one. facebook... i'm over it. i'm starting my book collection. i've felt like making cookies ever since that movie. i love jude's accent. i licked a fish.

have a good wednesday guys.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

the countdown.

be there in 6 days.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I can pretty much guarantee that my husband-to-be will be wearing a grey suit at our wedding.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

i have friends?

hooray! people like me.
thanks for making me feel like a winner.

back from vacation.

Here's a picture of me chillin on the boat at Fish Lake:
I've never looked that cool.
This is really me chillin on the boat at Fish Lake:
It's really nice there.

Me and 3/4 of my hermanas.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

let's talk about stop motion.

I'm going on a trip. I'll be gone for about 3 days.
I know you guys are all going to {not} really miss me and my blog, so here's a video for you to watch every day that I'm gone. You can watch one each day if you're one of those "space-out-opening-your-birthday-presents-all-day" kind of people. Or you can watch them all on one day for a large dose of stop-action awesomeness.

Wednesday - OK Go. They are basically the masters of cool music video dances. This is mostly time lapse. But it sorta looks like stop-motion at times.

Thursday - I don't think this really qualifies as stop action either. But maybe it's like the derivative of stop action. Yep, derivative. I took AP calculus.

Friday - And I discovered these guys during the previews of The Last Airbender. A true stop-motion video. Actually, they may have sold their souls to the stop-motion gods.

I'm dying to make a stop action video, if you haven't noticed.
K, later guys. See you on Saturday.

I love the Smiths.

Awkward moments probably originated in elevators.
Some of the most uncomfortable situations are experience in elevators.

#1 - Standing there awkwardly when its just you and someone that you don't know. You look everywhere in the elevator, or pick one spot, and pretend to actually be interested in it. Whatever it takes to avoid eyecontact with the other person. Hopefully it isn't a long elevator ride. And heaven forbid they should try to talk to you...

#2 - "So where are you from?" Dang it. "Utah," you say, breaking your eyecontact with the wall, but not actually looking at the other person. "Oh.. Utah." "Yep." Awkward silence. "I'm from California." "Oh, that's cool." Cue another awkward silence.

#3 - Many people in an elevator can be awkward too. A handful of strangers in a 50-square-foot space all trying not to look at eachother or talk to eachother. Do you crack a joke to ease the tension? Who knows.

#4 - Getting off on the wrong floor, then realizing it's the wrong floor, doubling back to get back in the elevator, and the metal door to closes on you... and you scream. Chances are, there was someone in the elevator to see that embarrassing moment.

Elevators don't have to be awkward, I guess. They are good for some things. Like handstands. When it's just you and your sister, try it out. It's much harder than you might think.

Also, they have a lot of potential to house a romantic encounter.

Color my life with the chaos of trouble.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoy it.
And thanks, Thomas, for an awesome document.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

does this ever happen to you?

you watch a bunch of shakespeare plays,
and then you can't stop thinking in iambic pantameter.
and you say phrases like:

"by my troth..."
"I pray thee..."
"How now, what news..."

and you all of a sudden have a bunch of things to say to people that you associate with:

"I love nothing in the world so well as you."
"I am sick when I do look on thee."
"If music be the food of love, then play on."
"He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he is not for me. He that hath not a beard is less than a man, and I am not for him."
"I shall do thee mischief in the wood..."
"I say, I love thee more than he can do!"

It probably doesn't happen to you...

P. S. I sat really close to Quinn at Much Ado last night... Swoon. I probably could have caressed his arm if I wanted. No big deal.


playing the piano and singing, little baby onesies, crisp $10 bills, Tim Burton's movies, warm summer wind, missionaries, car wash, sore legs after a hike, power naps, ginger cream, cilantro, Gerrard, the scriptures, camping, Rock Hudson, when you can see the moon in the day time, sweet pork burrito, eating the first chip out of a freshly opened bag, summer nights, my dad, getting out of this town, stargazing, starting a fire with a magnifying glass, quoting Nacho Libre, showering after girls camp, boating, sitting on the deck in the evening, the new Harry Potter trailer, the Darais family, earth bending.