Monday, December 19, 2011

sorry, no pictures!

just something i've been thinking about for a while...
its weird to me that people can have the same best friend since kindergarten or 1st grade or something.
i think my best friend capacity tops off at 2 years.
is that weird?
whats wrong with me?
i have 3 best friends but even the oldest of the 3 only goes back about 3 years and we met after high school.
people completely change.
junior high, high school, college, 21, even after that.
i change and different people fit into my best friend slot at the time.
i dont get how 2 people can still be best friends since kindergarten and still be that great of friends!
you mean to tell me neither of them EVER changed?!
i think its fantastic that they can stay friends that long...whats wrong with me?
just food for thought...i think im meant to be a floater.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


i got to go to the festival of trees with my cutest nephew yesterday.
man do i love him!
and im super excited to have #2 here in the next month!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


its my new favorite thing.
so many funny pictures, jokes, posts!
i cant get enough.
ive been super slacker since moving but i was all about it when i lived in slc.
i used to reach my limit daily of how many postings i could make.
its still my favorite though.
be warned...if youre gonna check it out you might find some inappropriate-ness.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

millions and millions.

No, unfortunately this is NOT how much money I've been making.
It IS however how many things I feel like I have to do or buy.
I do however really enjoy my new job.
i just wish i worked more hours!!
Lucky my rent is cheap...probably cause I live in a bit of a ghetto.
I never really thought of myself as being high maintenance...but turns out i kind of am!
I clean the bathroom EVERY day.
I even bought a toilet paper stand and a shower rack because I was so annoyed and disgusted.
I almost bought a few new things for my room too but then i remember i won't be living there forever AND I still have to buy a bed!
Oh shoot...beds are expensive.
I have an air mattress...but I've only slept on it 1 out of the last 7 nights thanks to my good friend Erika!
She likes sharing her bed with me anyway.
Plus her parents are out of town this week so that makes her not want to be home alone.
We went down to Salt Lake last Saturday/Sunday.
We went to the Cheesecake Factory and Nightmare on 13th.
It was suuuper fun!!
I love it so much I'm still wearing my wristband! :]
(Ok I'm really still wearing the wristband because if we go back this Friday or Saturday we can go for free!)
And of course we have to go back because theres some boys that want to see us and go with us!
How'd you like that?!
As soon as I move away, a boy there gets some interest in me...

And per request, here's some pictures of what I've been up to these last few weeks since moving here!
don't even know where we were headed :]

best night!

eating some candy.

me and super tall guy (he's 7'4)!
I'm 5'9 and not even to his shoulder!

and I believe this was when we were headed to Utah?

Erikas chiken feeding outfit.

fyi, I ONLY owned black and white clothes for the first 2 weeks of living here.
Thank goodness I finally made it back to Utah for the rest of my clothes!

Monday, October 24, 2011

found this little gem.

going through some old computer files and found a link to this little gem...
i had totally forgotten about it its been soooo long.
oh those were some good ol' days!

man we look like babies!
so funny!!!
just thought this might put smiles on a couple faces.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I've been a slacker.

But life right now is so crazy!
I feel like I have a billion things to do.
My top priorities right now are:
- find a place to live!!!!!!!.
- get my Idaho esthetic license.
- start looking for 2nd jobs.
- figure out ISU stuff.
- when can I go back to Utah for the rest of my stuff??
- make some friends???
- HaLlOwEeN?!

Just kidding the last one is not a priority...yet.
All in all I really like Pocatello. I think I know where most everything is...although I have yet to find the quickest route.
I would like to know where I'm going to be living by the end of this week. That would really be awesome.
I looked at some alright places with some nice girls. I guess I just need to make up my mind and dive in.

I also can't decide what I want to be for Halloween. I'm thinking Wanda from Where's Waldo??

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

theres something about it.

There's something about driving solo through southern Idaho in the early evening with the windows down letting the wind whip my hair around singing country songs at the top of my lungs.
There's just something about that.
It makes me feel invincible and miniscule at the same time.
I do my best thinking then.
About myself, where I am and where I'm headed.
So many memories come flooding back and I'm ecstatic and distraught all at once.
Overcome with gratitude and grief, bitterness and peace all at once.
Too many things I love about that place and too many things I don't want to remember but I can't forget.
It's when my testimony grows the most and feels the strongest.
I feel closest to God driving across the state.
I guess because I've been there before, and I made it out alive.
That's where it started and that's where it ended.
It's where He and I go to reconnect and remember where we've been and where we're headed.
And I get the reminder that no matter what I'm never alone.
He just likes to renew our friendship there.
Right there in southern Idaho, highway 81.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

things are happening.

Things are beginning to go in the right direction.
I officially gave my 2 weeks notice.
I now need to start looking at places to live in...POCATELLO, ID.
Kind of funny, but I am sooo excited for this new change.
A little nervous, but I think thats to be expected.
I will be the newest esthetician at Aesthetics by Physicians Med-Spa in Chubbuck, ID.
I worked and prepared so hard for that interview and am very impressed with myself.
I'm really excited to be living in Idaho again as well as actually working hands on in a field I really enjoy.
I even got accepted to ISU in January and am really excited about the prospect of being back in school...although I still need to figure out exactly what path I want to take there.
I feel extremely blessed and grateful that this opportunity has worked out so I just have to make it 2 more weeks here in SLC.
Weirdly, I think this is the happiest I've been in a while, I'm not sure if its because I am getting out of Utah, or just the brightness of the future...but I am happy,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Kelli Ruthmarie Brown is hands down my best friend. I am currently homeless. She is letting me bum off her and sleep in her closet under the stairs. I feel remarkably similar to Harry Potter right now. Only my closet is bigger. It actually has a big bed in it. But she lets me hang out with her every night. She even let me help myself to her food to make a lunch. She's the best. She's also really funny. Last night she washed the sheets and made my bed. She is the best.
I forgot my phone at her house yesterday and she drove it ALL the way up to me. Not only that but since I was feeling sick she brought me some alcaseltzer (I definitely don't think I spelled that right!), emergen-C, and a reeses!
She is the best...what would I do without her?!

Friday, September 16, 2011

nut job!

There's this really addicting reality tv show called the Bachelor. It's kind of popular, you might have heard of it. There's also this ever BETTER spinoff from it call Bachelor Pad. It is a load of crap but soooo entertaining! Anyway, a few seasons ago on either Brad or Jake's season of the Bachelor, was a super annoying girl. Quite possibly in the top 3 for most annoying girls ever. No, NOT Vienna (I think she wins) but Melissa.
Melissa Schreiber.
Occupation: waitress
Age: 32
Residence: Boca Raton, FL
Status: CrAzY!
She was on this seasons Bachelor Pad that I watched and it is sooo ridiculously entertaining!
I feel kind of bad for her. She was the girl who fell for the d-bags lies when he was simply playing the game. She allows herself to get walked all over because she is so dang emotional. I feel for her. Hello! Been there, done that. Know the feeling all too well! However, a lot of it she did bring on herself, being dramatic and thinking things that never happened or were true. She was quite the basket case on both shows.
That being said, she made a comment once that really stuck with me although I can't remember if it was while she was getting kicked off the Bachelor or Bachelor Pad. She said something along the lines of "when is it my turn? When do I get to fall in love and have my happily ever after?"
I totally feel for her on this one. I know what she feels, I know what shes talking about. Maybe not so much in a sense of  "why am I still single?!" Granted, I am only 23. I have plenty of time to be young and have fun before I will be ready to settle down. But sometimes it feels like everyone around me has their life moving forward and I'm just standing here spinning in circles.
 I just keep waiting for my real life to start!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

i learned how to pick a pineapple.

Also watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes and avocados.
I went grocery shopping with Kelli and I'm not even sure how we got on the subject but we he was soon teaching us how to pick the best of every fruit and vegetable.
Something I've always wondered.
Now let me tell you in case you've wondered.
How to pick a good:
Pineapple- pull the leaves from the top, if they come out easy its a good one.
Watermelon- you HAVE to hold it up to your ear as not to get the echos from the other melons. then you tap on it, if it sounds hollow its a good one, if it doesnt echo its a dud.
Cantaloupe- its all in the belly button. First, it needs to be an innie. second, you push on it, if its too hard, its no good, if your finger squishes through then agian, no good. But if you can push on it a little but its still firm, then its good.
Tomatoes- are shallow. that ones all about appearance. if it looks good, it if good.
Avocados- frim. But not too firm, dark green to dark purple.

Interesting right?
Now let me tell you something delicious. Fresh cut pineapple and fruit dip made of a thing or cool whip mixed with a small can of strawberry yogurt...DELICIOUS!!!

Kelli also made me chicken enchiladas the other night. I ate 3. She makes the best enchiladas in the state of Utah. And that's an understatement. Then she made cookies...but she made them healthy with oatmeal...way to ruin a good cookie!!! Ok, they were still good. Then we realized how old we are getting because it was only 8:30 and we thought for sure it was at least 11!

In other news, I have to be out of my apartment in a week. I have no packed a thing. Where am I going? Who knows!
I have 2 barstools and a toaster oven that I need to get rid of...any takers?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

gonna get there someday.

I have about 17 days to figure my life out. To say I'm stressed out is an understatement. In fact, I haven't even started packing ANYTHING because I would just rather NOT have to deal with it. I think I'd be a little more content if I knew this move was going to lead to something exciting, like a job that will let me get out of BROKE!
I guess that's whats been on my mind for the passed few weeks. Thinking that I've got to get a decent paying job so I can have a future! I barely survive on what I make right now and I am working 45+ hours a week! And my parents still pay for some very important living expenses like cell phone and insurance.
I want to be able to support myself financially, completely. But it just seems soooo far away!
I have a job interview in Pocatello tomorrow that I'm hoping turns out to be what I'm looking for. I wouldn't mind up and moving there to work.
But My dilemma now is this:
What if it doesn't work out? Do I stay in Utah, find a new place to live, probably have to sign a new lease which I don't want because I'm pretty sure no matter what come January I want to be out of here, keep my low paying job working 45 hours a week including Saturdays, and continue to look for a new job?
Move anywhere in hopes of finding a job.

Man, decisions are the worst! Can I just be a real adult now?? I want to have my own house, money to blow, etc etc :) Wouldn't that be the life!

I know, there's something wrong with me, I have a crush on every song lyric ever. But I just think Dierks nailed it when he said "who I wanna be still seems so far away but i know i'm gonna get there someday. When that'll be, guess only God can say but I know I'm gonna get there someday."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

buried deep as you can dig inside yourself.

There's a line in this song by the one and only Dashboard Confessional that says "the places that you've come to fear the most, is the place that you have come to fear the most." I think I have reached that place. If you had asked me when I was 17 or 18 where I thought I'd be at 23 my answer would most likely have been something along the lines of "married in the temple, going to school or working to support my RM husband, maybe even caring for a little baby."
Where am I today? So far from that dream that I'm not even sure if it still exists! Ok, it does, just slightly more realistic now. My goal now is to know what I want to do by the time I'm 25. That's only 2 years. In 2 years if I were a male, I would be considered a menace to society in the church.
This is the place i have come to fear the most, I'm 23 and wish I had more going for me.
I am no where near getting married, probably farther away than I was at 18 actually. I don't even know any decent boys I'd be interested in dating. I haven't had a legit boyfriend for almost 2 years. And can't even remember the last time I went on a date. I realize 23 is still so young, and I realize that I'm young and immature (emphasis on the immature). But all my best friends from high school are married, most of them even have a kid or two now. I wonder where I went wrong, why am I not at that place too?
Why am I stuck in this rut where I have no confidence that many of my biggest dreams will ever come true?
It scares me, that I'll forever be alone, that I've ruined some of the best things I ever had going for me.
I'm in the market for a new job. I want to put my knowledge of skin and skincare to use. I want to work with pre and post acne patients, but I don't know how to get there.
I'm stuck. I want so many things I don't know how to get.
So many things I want right now are so far away. These are the places I have come to fear the most...the unknown. I've always been the kind of person to need to know what happens next so I can feel secure.
I was reading a talk by Elder Ballard given to young single adults in April of this year and he said:
I encourage you to not be afraid of the future. Don’t let anything that’s going on in the world slow you down in your progress in mortality. Don’t be afraid to marry. Don’t think you have to have everything lined up. Don’t think you have to have all of the resources and finances “necessary” to enter into that kind of a commitment.... Trust in the Lord. Believe in Him. Study His words. The Lord will bless you with the courage to do the things that are most important in your life. There’s not any one of you who has done anything that you can’t fix and who can’t have a sense of peace in your life. Being active in the Church is one of the great ways to enjoy peace, joy, fellowship, and a sense of belonging. The gospel gives us guidance and direction as we progress through life."
It's a darn good thing I have the gospel. It's the only thing that gives me hope when I get overwhelmed thinking about all this crap. It's the only reason I feel peace when I reach the places I have come to fear the most.

the world is smaller than you think.

My best friend from 17ish years ago just walked in the door at work.
Her family moved to Utah just before 7th grade.
She came to visit Boise once after they moved and I believe that was the last time I'd seen her.
What is that like 11 or 12 years?
She looks just the same.
Plus a giant rock on her left hand.
And I do mean giant.

Friday, August 26, 2011


I've recently rekindled my love affair with music.
I go through phases.
It's like this, sometimes all I want to do is listen to music 24 hours a day.
Usually its after I find one song or cd that I'm completely addicted to.
Ask Janis.
I listened to the same Jason Aldean song everyday for almost 2 months.
Every time it ended I just pushed repeat.
Funny I can't actually even think of the title to that one right now...
But then after a few weeks of that I get sick of it and really only listen in the car.
And then I find a new favorite song and the cycle continues.
Recently (and by recently I mean for the last 6 months) I've had a huge crush on country music.
I mean I always have a love for country but I usually take breaks and listen to some punk or rap for a few weeks if not months.
That never happened this year.
Maybe cause a lot of the popular music right now sucks??
Well for the last month at least I have listened to the same playlist all day everyday.
Funny because it really only had 2 songs I liked on it, and maybe 4 total country songs.
So today I decided I was sick of it and I had tons of good songs stuck in my head so I was going to make the ultimate work playlist.
And I did.
And it's funny because I just went to my favorite artists and picked like every song they had online and combined them all.
I'm pretty sure I went from 0 to 123 songs in about 2 minutes.
Anyway, the real point of this was that it's funny I havent listened to some of these songs in a loooong time and the second they came on it took me back to a specific memory.
I love that music can do that!
For example:
Wide Open- Jason Aldean, the first thing that came to mind?
Moving from Boise to Salt Lake last March. It gave me so much hope that Utah was going to be awesome. And it has been. Its definitely had its ups (Alpha, Holladay 11th ward, Kelli, etc) and downs (the crappy house I lived in, the sucky ward, etc).
Hands Down- Dashboard Confessional.
This ones a throw back to high school. Lunchtime drives to Jana Purcell's house so eat cinnamon LIFE cereal by the handful. Thank goodness she lived so close!
This is a sappy one...Eve 6- Here's to the Night.
Driving around Boise in Brad's pickup late at night with the windows down. We walked up to the top of table rock and shot off some mini bombs (tin foil and toilet bowl cleaner or something). After everyone left we went back to my parents and sat in the driveway talking in his pickup and this song came on and he said he always wanted to kiss a girl with this song playing in the background....awww. I have loved this one ever since even though I can't specifically remember if we even ever actually kissed while it played! Haha.
Eric Church- Hell on the Heart.
Back to Meridian and the Boys & Girls Club.
Hanging out in the art room with a bunch of loud children and me and Jennifer just singing as loud as we could!
Jason Aldean- Big Green Tractor.
Laura Hurst. Declo Days. Sprinkler. Cemetery. 100 degree weather.
I think of that EVERY time.
The Script- Breakeven.
My first breakup song. It still makes me sad this many years later. Hahaha. Kinda funny actually. But I remember hearing it when I was driving to Jennilee's house in the dark bawling my eyes out immediately after we broke up. So sad! Hahahaha. Oh man how I have changed, how things have changed!!
and last but not least (gotta end on a good note right?!)
Jason Derulo- In My Head.
I remember singing it EVERYWHERE! Usually with Jennifer.
I remember singing it at the B&G Club.
In the car.
Taco Tuseday's.
I still love to sing that song!
And the way he breathes at 1:11 soooooo funny!!
(i love random noises in songs!)
and....its Friday!!
so here's a fun picture to stare at for the weekend :]

Thursday, August 25, 2011

dierks bentley.

I have a big fat crush on him.
His voice.
His lyrics.
His looks.
Mmmm...yes please!!

My heart should lie in pieces
On the ground like a goodbye letter
But you hold me together.

She goes runnin' through my mind
Like that Rio Grande river winds through the desert
And I can't forget her

I keep a lookin' for
the slightest sign that you might miss
what you left behind.

Funny how no matter where I run,
Round every bend I only see,
Just how far I haven't come.

can you name these tunes?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

i don't get it.

I've just been thinking about how people can change so much in such a short amount of time.
Myself included.
Sometimes its for the better, sometimes not.
There's a few people specifically I can think of who for whatever reason don't seem to like me much anymore.
That's, I don't expect everyone to love me as much as I do. It's just hard to take sometimes. Makes for uncomfortable situations when we run into each other.
I try to be polite.
I know I fail miserably at times.
There's some people I wish I could go back and start over/do over with.
Things could sure be different.
And I know I've made my fair share of mistakes, don't we all?
I've just been thinking recently how much I wish I could apologize and change the past.
Life would sure be different.
But, maybe it would be a whole lot worse!
Thankfully its not.
Because I got to spend some time with some very lovely people this weekend!
 steve bull elk.

 lar grapdrankisha hurst

 the one and only ace jones!

 ace brought me this...hes the best.


 SUPERTRAMP came home!!!!

 the neph.

Life is good.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

why is it??

That every time I talk to either one of my parents, about nothing in particular, I end up crying?!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

rob told me to update my blog...

I don't know what he expects to read, but I guarantee it's not gonna be that great.
I went to Tim McGraw with Heather on Saturday.
And it was really a blessing that she was able to come and that I got to spend some time with her!
I haven't seen her since February-ish right before she had her 2nd child!
That's right, she's already had 2 kids!
Lucky for her, her husband loves her and let her come have a night out in Salt Lake while he stayed home and watched the kids! Nice guy, right??
Heather and I had so much to catch up on! I forget how funny she is! I have missed her, plus she had some really awesome and needed advice, suggestions, words of wisdom, etc. plus I just love her!
It was so good to hear about her family and catch up on their lives as well!

In other news, I got a sweet bruise. This picture doesnt do it justice but its nice!
I texted the picture to my father (yea, he texts) I thought I was pretty clever so I'm gonna share our convo with you:
Dad: that looks like a good one. Did it hurt?
Me: not anymore than a usual bruise.
Dad: so nobody had to call the whambulance?
Me: no, i ate my whamburger all by myself!

He never replied so apparently he didn't thing I was all that funny.
I must have inherited the Schnupp sense of humor...look out.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

job hunt.

totally blows!
but im ready for a change.
biggest dilemma...
stay in utah or move?
if i move where to?
i love idaho.
i miss it always!
but i dont really have anything going for me there...or here.
hmm...not sure!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

do over.

do you remember the book murgatroyd's garden?
its about a little boy who hated getting his hair washed.
his parents finally became so fed up with fighting him to wash his hair that they quit trying.
his hair grows wildly, it begins as a garden and people from all over come to see it.
but eventually it gets out of control and begins to take over everything.
not only does it take over the house but he starts discovering creatures taking refuge in his hair.
if i remember correctly, it become a jungle with monkeys and tigers.
theres plants and birds and insects all living in his dirty crazy hair.
finally murgatroyd (seriously, what kind of name is that??) cant stand it anymore and asks for his mom and dad to wash his hair and the garden is gone and he is back to just being a little boy.

this weekend was my turn to throw in the towel and finally wash my hair.
not literally of course.
im a regular bather.
and my hair loves me for it.
which i did just get cut in case you didnt notice.
but you know, then you've just had enough and youre ready to start over.
that was my weekend.
and boy was it FANTASTIC.
in every way.
i watched fireworks 3 nights in a row.
i was more social than i've been in...mmm...probably since i moved to utah OVER a year ago!
there's this kid in my ward who's been pretty instrumental in getting me to this point (he just thinks hes been annoying).
but if it wasn't for him i would have given up on the ward a LONG time ago.
but he keeps giving me one more reason to give it another chance.
and i finally got a calling on sunday so i guess i'm stuck now!
but it was a big step forward from how ive been feeling about utah and the ward.
maybe this will be the time it sticks.
the pieces might actually start falling into place.
even though i'm in a valley, i'm hiking up to the peak.
and i hate hiking!
but i'm serious about this one!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

intelligence test!

found this at work, thought it was interesting.
 (so far I've figured out 20. how many can you figure out?)
You have to work out what the letters mean. See No 0 as an example. It doesn't matter if you write the answers in uppercase or lowercase, but the answers must be exactly as expected. There is no time limit for this test.

0 24 H in a D        =   24 hours in a day
1 26 L of the A
2 7 D of the W
3 7 W of the W
4 12 S of the Z
5 66 B of the B
6 52 C in a P (W J)
7 13 S in the U S F
8 18 H on a G C
9 39 B of the O T
10 5 T on a F
11 90 D in a R A
12 3 B M (S H T R)
13 32 is the T in D F at which W F
14 15 P in a R T
15 3 W on a T
16 100 C in a D
17 11 P in a F (S) T
18 12 M in a Y
19 13 is U F S
20 8 T on an O
21 29 D in F in a L Y
22 27 B in the N T
23 365 D in a Y
24 13 L in a B D
25 52 W in a Y
26 9 L of a C
27 60 M in an H
28 23 P of C in the H B
29 64 S on a C B
30 9 P in S A
31 6 B to an O in C
32 1000 Y in a M
33 15 M on a D M C
Scoring: 1 to 5 is Average, 6 - 11 Somewhat Intelligent, 12 to 18 Intelligent, 19 + Genius

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


while i was visiting the motherland (Boise) this weekend...i burned the crap out of my thumb.
its pretty blistered up now.
i was shocked how bad it actually hurt though!
heres a few pics that dont really do it justice, but are fun nonetheless!

heres the original burn about 20 seconds after.
 day 2.
 day 3, starting to blister.
 and theres my blister today.
so weird!
and kinda sick!

happy birthday to me!

im 23.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


this is from the 4th of july at sugarhouse park.
tomorrow i am 23 years old...
alot has happened in 23 years.
but im excited for whats still coming!

Friday, July 8, 2011

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

elder oakes.

well, he's not an elder yet.
but he had his "farewell" talk on sunday (what do they call those these days??).
he did awesome.
my little bother is a stud.
he's a waaaay better person than i'll ever be.
hes so ready to go.
watching and listening to him was pretty awesome.
made me realize hes not my little brother anymore.
but hes like a real adult.
and hes going to be moving a billion miles away and living out of a suitcase in a different country for 2 years.
i cant really fathom that.
he will be great i have no doubt.
watching him i realized how grateful i am for where i am at in life.
i tried to grow up to fast a few years ago.
and i would have missed out on a bunch of really cool things/experiences.
so congrats, lil bro...i'll see you for the last time in 2 years 1 week from tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

i guess i should name my blog laura.

she always tells me i have crazy stories i should blog but when i try to blog them its never the same.
instead i wrote this on her facebook and then decided it was gem enough to share with the rest of the world.
it goes like this:
heres a story inside a story youll enjoy:
so we had a huge stake opening social last night.
seeing as this is a new stake everyone in it was new so they had it at this park clear out in bfe.
they warned everyone there was no parking so they wanted everyone to carppol (just another means of making you meet people you wouldnt normally meet..., in hopes that youll fall madly in love and get married tomorrow).
our ward was having carpools meet at 5:30 and 6:30.
so 530 the roommie and i drive over to the church and 2 cars pull in ahead of us.
2 girls in 1 crappy old car, 1 girl in an even junkier car.
so we all just sit there.
me and janis in my car, windows rolled up, enjoying the ac.
the other 2 cars are dying of heat with windows rolled down in the 97 degree sun.
oh did i mention i have no idea where this place is?
i just know its like 20 min away, hence the reason we wanted to carpool...i didnt wanna drive that far!
so we all jsut sit there for about 15 min till 5:45 amd then they get out of there ca...r and walk over to me.
theyre like 'we nominate you to drive since you have ac'
me being the 'vain litlle b' that i am without missing a beat said
'well heres the thing, i have to pickup my cousin from the airport in half an hour so i dont want ot be stranded, we just came to get directions.'
girl soooo didnt believe me but i didnt wanna drive all those girls up there!
and i ESPECIALLY didnt want to wait for them to be ready to go (they were the kind of girls who would have stayed till the very end, helped clean up and know how i feel about those nerds :)
anyway, we ended up going with our friend matt which worked out in my favor because not only did HE drive...
he drove his BMW.
i got shotgun.
AND ac.
lindsey: 1.
weird girls: 0.
part 2 continued below.
so we get to this shindig and they announced like 12 times 'go mingle! meet people! talk to someone you dont know! you might marry them! have your rings ready! blah blah blah!' ok so the last part was my interpretation.
but they made everyon...e wear color coordinated name tags for what ward they were in.
then they gave everyone a piece of paper with 5 spaces on it for you to meet someone from another ward, write there name down, and when you had 5 enter it into a drawing for a gift card to cafe rio.
which i hate so you can guess if i played that game or NOT!
so i didnt do the whole name tag thing at first.
but i did try to talk to some people....and i looked HOT.
and NO ONE wanted to talk to me.
it was really causing my self esteem to plummet.
i seriously started conversations with 3 different boys who all just ended up walking away mid conversation.
i did however touch another guys butt but thats even another story.
so since no one was talking to me i decided i was going to show them!
i went and got a name tag on which i wrote "leave me alone :)"
therefore, when people wondered why no one was talking to me, it would appear as thought it was because I didnt want them to!
genius right?!
so the name tags working out great.
no one talked to me!
until we were getting ready to leave waiting on 1 girl and this...i guess he was a boy...comes up and says "leave you alone?" i respond "yes its just a bad day"
he walks away.
i turn to janis and say, "now that is why i have this name tag."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lady Antebellum says it best!

may the angels protect you, trouble neglect you, and heaven accept you when its time to go home. may you always have plenty, the glass never empty, know in your belly you're never alone. may your tears come from laughing, you find friends worth having. with every year passing they mean more than gold. may you win but stay humble, smile more than grumble, and know when you stumble you're never alone. never alone. never alone. i'll be in every beat of your heart. when you face the unknown, wherever you fly this isn't goodbye. my love will follow you stay with you baby you're never alone. well i have to be honest as much as I want it, i'm not gonna promise that the cold winds won't blow. So when hard times have found you and your fears surround you wrap my love around you, you're never alone. may the angels protect you, trouble neglect you,  and heaven accept you when its time to go home. and when hard times have found you and your fears surround you, wrap my love around you, you're never alone. my love will follow you, stay with you, baby you're never alone.
im going skydiving june 27th!
please bless i liiiiiiive!!!!
im so nervous, anxious, excited, BROKE!
but its gonna be worth it.
mr. tyrel was nice enough to accompany me on this excursion.
look for rad pics on the fb next week!!!!
oh, and the little brothers farewell is on sunday.
cant believe hes all grown up!
Argentina here he comes!
[we just hope he fits under the doorways :]

and heres to the coolest kid ever!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

ha. ha. ha.

A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

"Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3:00 in the morning!"

He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!"

"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself! God loves drunk people too."

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.

He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes," comes back the answer.

"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing set," replied the drunk.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

this summer.

this summer im turning 23.
42 days to be exact.
for some reason that sounds old.
and what do i have to show for those 23 years?
not a whole lot.

here's what i want to do this summer:
- go skydiving.
- sleep on the trampoline.
- boating with the family at lucky peak.
- hang out with lincoln.
- get a spa/esthetics job.
- float the boise river.
- find a nice boy to hang around with.
- perhaps go to vegas?
- city of rocks again.
- jackson hole for the first time EVER!!
- yellowstone.
- steadmans waterslides.

thats about all i can think of for now.
bring on the summer!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the 5 love languages.

so i don't have internet at my new apartment.
and its really been a nice thing actually.
i get to bed around 10:30pm every night!
just understand i dont think ive gone to bed before midnight since i was 18.
that almost 5 years of late nights and early mornings.
if my stupid blog would let me post pictures again, i actually came across a clever saying that was fitting for this.
it said "some people don't sleep because they have insomnia. i don't sleep because i have the internet."
and how true that was!
so i've really enjoyed this new freedom...though i get bored quickly.
lets see, did i mention we also dont have ANY tv stations?
but i have been trying to read more, my roommate has a library card and i keep meaning to invest in one.
we've watched a lot of gilmore girls, almost all of them actually.
and a lot of ridiculous teeny bopper girl movies.
and some boy movies too.
like last night for instance, we watched the uninvited.
its a thriller/scary movie/why do we watch these things alone?!
i was really a little freaked out going to bed.
mostly because, well the roommate left to go steal internet connection at 10:30pm and i was home alone!
but this brings me to topic #2, which is ALMOST the topic of this post.
so because we don't have said internet connection at out apartment we have to drive over to the local b&n (barnes & noble, mom and dad) to get on the internet.
(have i mentioned not having internet has made my facebook farming on farmtown really, really difficutlt? all my crops keep going bad! ugh! hahaha)
so we go sit at b&n for a few hours and get all our facebooking and emailing done and then we drive home and watch more gilmore girls.
well the other night at about midnight we were bored and really wanted the internet connection.
we drove to b&n and sat in the parking lot for almost 2 hours using their internet connection!
ridiculous i tell you!
we were both sitting in the car, computers on laps, while it monsooned outside.
i wish i'd taken a picture.
well this brings me to the 3rd and final reason for writing this.
so janis was telling me about this test she took that tells you...well im not really sure hwat it tells you. it tells you your "language of love" but what does that really mean? who know...but anyway i took this little test and got my answer.
i guess its a way to see if youre compatable with other people?
maybe im wrong but i digress.
i took this test and heres my scores:
Love Language Scores:
4 Words of Affirmation
10 Quality Time
5 Receiving Gifts
6 Acts of Service
5 Physical Touch

Interpreting and Using Your Profile Score:
The highest score indicates your primary love language (the highest score is 12). It's not uncommon to have two high scores, although one language does have a slight edge for most people. That just means two languages are important to you. The lower scores indicate those languages you seldom use to communicate love and which probably don't affect you very much on an emotional level.

so my high score was:
Quality Time
In Quality Time, nothing says "I love you" like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes you feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed activities, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

this actually makes sense, i know im a needy girl. i need to spend time with people and have there attention to feel important or whatever.
although, it ranked receiving gifts pretty low and...i love presents!
speaking of presents my birthdays almost a month away.
i want to go skydiving.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cowboy is His Name...thank you 8 seconds.

“Cowboy Is His Name/Legacy Of A Rodeo Man"
by Baxter Black

There's a hundred years of history and a hundred before that
All gathered in the thinkin' goin' on beneath his hat.
And back behind his eyeballs and pumpin' through his veins
Is the ghost of every cowboy that ever held the reins.

Every coil in his lasso's been thrown a million times
His quiet concentration's been distilled through ancient minds.
It's evolution workin' when the silver scratches hide
And a ghostly cowboy chorus fills his head and says, "Let's ride."

The famous and the rowdy, the savage and the sane
the bluebloods and the hotbloods and the corriente strain
All knew his mother's mothers or was it his daddy's kin
'Til he's nearly purely cowboy, born to ride and bred to win.

He's got Buffalo Bill Cody and Goodnight's jigger boss
And all of the brave blue soldiers that General Custer lost
The ghost of Pancho Villa, Sittin' Bull and Jessie James
All gathered by his campfire keepin' score and takin' names.

There's every Royal Mountie that ever got his man
And every day-work cowboy that ever made a hand
Each man that's rode before him, yup every mother's son
Is in his corner, rootin', when he nods to make his run.

Freckles Brown might pull his bull rope,
Casey Tibbs might jerk the flank,
Bill Pickett might be hazin' when he starts to turn the crank.
Plus Remington and Russell lookin' down his buckhorn sight
All watchin' through the window of this cowboy's eyes tonight.

And standin' in the catch pen or in chute number nine
Is the offspring of a mountain that's come down from olden time
A volcano waitin' quiet, 'til they climb upon his back
Rumblin' like the engine of a freight train on the track.

A cross between a she bear and a bad four wheel drive
With the fury of an eagle when it makes a power dive.
A snake who's lost its caution or a badger gone berserk
He's a screamin', stompin', clawin', rabid, mad dog piece o' work.

From the rollers in his nostrils to the foam upon his lips
From the hooves as hard as granite to the horns with dagger tips
From the flat black starin' shark's eye that's the mirror of his soul
Shines the challenge to each cowboy like the devil callin' roll.

In the seconds that tick slowly 'til he climbs upon his back
Each rider faces down the fear that makes his mouth go slack
And cuts his guts to ribbons and gives his tongue a coat
He swallows back the panic gorge that's risin' in his throat.

The smell of hot blue copper fills the air around his head
Then a single, solid shiver shakes away the doubt and dread
The cold flame burns within him 'til his skin's as cold as ice
And the dues he paid to get here are worth every sacrifice.

All the miles spent sleepy drivin', all the money down the drain
All the "if I's" and the "nearly's", all the bandages and the pain
All the female tears left dryin', all the fever and the fight
Are just a small downpayment on the ride he makes tonight.

And his pardner in this madness that the cowboy's call a game
Is a ton of buckin' thunder bent on provin' why he came
But the cowboy never wavers he intends to do his best
And of that widow maker, he expects of him no less.

There's a solemn silent moment that every rider knows
When the time stops on a heartbeat like the earth itself was froze
Then all the ancient instinct fills the space between his ears
Til the whispers of his phantoms are the only thing he hears.

When you get down to the cuttin' and the leather touches hyde
And there's nothin' left to think about, he nods and says, "Outside!"
Then frozen for an instant against the open gate
Is hist'ry turned to flesh and blood, a warrior incarnate.

And while they pose like statues in that flicker of an eye
There's somethin' almost sacred, you can see it if you try.
It's guts and love and glory-one mortal's chance at fame
His legacy is rodeo and cowboy is his name.

im a sucker for this cowboy crap!

If you’ve ever been loved by a cowboy,
You’ll know what I say is true;
They know how to love a woman,
And you thank your stars that it’s you.

It’s not in the fancy talkin’
Or tryin’ like heck to impress.
It’s in the deep, honest carin’
That makes these men of the west.

They learn from the world around them,
That life is precious to hold.
See how they carry the lost calf,
Until it’s back home in the fold?

They know the hand of our Maker
In the work that they do everyday.
They protect the herd from danger,
And keep them from gettin’ away.

They see the glory of sunrise,
Work hard to make things right.
When they tuck back into the bunkhouse
It’s usually the dark of the night.

In their powerful hands there is healin’.
Rough and scarred, you can see,
But when they gently touch you
You know what tender can be.

For the hands that punch the cattle,
And break a cayuse just right,
Can brand a calf in the daytime
And deliver a foal in the night.

They stroke and comfort the skiddish
They guide and lead the lame,
They work to heal the wounded
And treat the sickly humane.

There may be some maverick cowboys
That can’t keep their word to be true,
But there aren’t very many bad ones
Believe me their numbers are few.

Most stretch the truth in their “tall tales”
And fib to put on a good show,
But you’ll rarely catch one lyin’
It’s a matter of honor, you know.

When you put all these things together
You see it’s a gift, plain as day.
God gave us these fine, good men
To keep us from runnin’ astray.

To be held in the heart of a cowboy,
To hear him call you “ma'am”
To snuggle in his big, strong arms
And be his “darlin’ lamb”

Can make you more a woman
Than you could ever guess,
For when you’re loved by a cowboy,
You’re loved by the very best!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

#111 weddings.

i've recently become enthralled with all things wedding.
no idea why seeing as mines a good 32 years off still.
but i just really love some of these


3 wishes.

1- that my blog would allow me to post as many picture as my little heart desired.
this whole 'limit' thing is really buggin.

2- that i had internet at my apartment.
but now its worthless to pay for it because we'd have to get a 6 month subscription and i wont even be there 6 months...probably.

3- that the computer guru for work would come fix this damn computer.
i told himn 3 weeks ago that it was all messed will only let me do certain things and it takes 5 minutes just to check an email because it have a billion errors that popup and the computers all locked with secret codes and crap so i cant fix it! oh, and right now its 10:16AM on Thursday May 26, 2011. but guess what? my computer thinks its 2:47AM on Monday February 11, 2008! look at me time travela!!!

also...nevermind. im gonna keep this one to myself for a little longer.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

its over just as fast as it began!

the cruise was a blasty blast.
im still apparently "over" my free limit here so check out the pics on facebook!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

mal de débarquement

or debarkation sicknes.
i have this.
its like un-motion sickness.
basically...i feel like im still rocking on the ship.
and that i have the flu.
and add a cold on top of that.

Friday, May 13, 2011

shit, damn, hell!

thats right.
another one of THOSE days.
maybe because its friday the 13th?
maybe because i just want to be on a cruise ship to mexico?
maybe because its soooo nice outside and id rather be out there than in here?
anyway, this morning sucked.
and yesterday mornig...
and probably tomorrow morning too.
i need a vacay.
also i need to wax my arms.
and face.
and buy new sunglasses, sunscreen, and facewash.
and get my hair done.
my roommate found a cheap hair school right across the street from our house for us to go to.
she said its only 10 bucks to get a haircut.
and the girl she went to today used to be a hairstylist and then mved to utah where they required more hours for her to do so thats why shes back in school!
sweet deal i might just have to hit it up!
yes, this may be the most random bunch of thoughts but i dont feeling like thinking completely right now.
i have a headache from crying.
ugh...such a girl i am!
also you should know im wearing capris and flats, and i have the space heater blowing on my feet even though theyre sweating.
maybe its just me but some moments i want to be able to remember exactly.
this is one of them.
currintly song: the script- for the first time.
current mood: can only go up from here.
current thought: i got the sweetest note from my old bishop and his wife them to pieces. best thing thats happened to me since moving here!

oh...and im out of picture space again!!!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

nothin but time.

Did you know camel's milk doesn't curdle?

Did you know frogs don’t drink (they absorb water through their skin)?

Did you know sharks are immune to all known diseases?

Did you know dogs sweat through the pads on their feet?

Did you know hippopotamuses are born under water?

Did you know crocodiles swallow rocks to help them dive deeper?

Did you know giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any animal?

Did you know sharks can sense a drop of blood from 4km (2.5miles) away?

Did you know elephants communicate in sound waves below the frequency that humans can hear?

Did you know shrimps are all born male but slowly grow into females?

Did you know most snakes have 1 lung?

Did you know whales have the slowest metabolism of all animals?

Did you know the spikes of a newborn hedgehog begin to appear within 24

Did you know chicken drumsticks contain the least amount of meat on a chicken?

Did you know only pregnant females polar bears hibernate?

Did you know a woodpecker can peck 20 times a seconds?

Did you know mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes?

Did you know ostrich meat is the leanest of all red meats?

Did you know lion's can't roar until the age of 2?

Did you know 11% of people are left handed?

Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries?

Did you know the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E?

Did you know there is no such thing as a naturally blue food?

Did you know M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors
Mars and Murrie?

Did you know you burn more calories sleeping than watching TV?

Did you know the past tense for the English word 'dare' is 'durst'?

Did you know the word 'testify' derived from a time when men were required
to swear on their testicles?

Did you know the WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer?

Did you know the yo-yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting the in
the Philippines?

Did you know blonde beards grow faster than darker beards?

Did you know when your face blushes so does your stomach lining?

Did you know 1 square inch of human skin contains 625 sweat glands?

Did you know avocados have the most calories of any other fruit?

Did you know your blood is 6 times thicker than water?

Did you know a potato has no more calories than an apple?

Did you know 1 plain milk chocolate bar has more protein than a banana?

Did you know the grapefruit gets its name from the way it grows in
clusters like grapes on a vine?

Did you know an astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space (the cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity)?


#110 for my dad.

you thought that talking dog was so funny that i thought you might appreciate this one too.

Playful Dog Gets Rejected - Watch more Funny Videos

Saturday, May 7, 2011

sometimes you gotta lose til you win.

little miss down on love.
little miss i give up.
little miss i'll get tough.
dont you worry bout me anymore.

little miss checkered dress,
little miss one big mess.
little miss ill take less
when i always give so much more.

its alright, its alright, its alright.
yeah sometimes you gotta lose til you win.
its alright, its alright, its alright.
itll be alright again.

itll be alright again, im okay.
itll be alright again, im okay.
itll be alright again, im okay.

little miss do Your best.
little miss never rest.
little miss be my guest
ill make more anytime that it runs out.

little miss youll go far
little miss hide your scars.
little miss who you are
is so much more than you like to talk about.

its alright, its alright, its alright.
yeah, sometimes you gotta lose til you win.
its alright, its alright, its alright.
and itll be alright again.

itll be alright again, im okay.
itll be alright again, im okay.
itll be alright again, im okay.

oh, lord.
oh, you are loved.
are loved.

little miss brand new start.
little miss do your part.
little miss big ol heart beats wide open
shes ready now for love.

its alright, its alright, its alright.
well, sometimes you gotta lose til you win.
its alright, its alright, its alright.
itll be alright again.

itll be alright again, im okay.

no bad days.

this is how ive been surviving lately.

lifes not so bad when you look at all the positive things.
still figuring things out,
or trying to.

im going to idaho today.
i cant wait.
i love the drive.
some people think its long and boring but i love driving it.
i love driving through some of my favorite memories.
those boring, plain old farm lands will always have a special place in my heart. right there with tractors and pickups and rednecks and cows :]
plus i love stopping to see my bff-or-whatever in burley.
its weird that she lives there.
or maybe its not, but to me it is.
she was always what made boise, boise.
anyway...ill be sure to take pictures of all the happenings along the way.

oh, and this is mostly for my father, but p.s. i went indoor rock climbing on thursday.
yes dad, me, lindsey.
i only half climbed like 2 and im sure i made a fool of myself but you know...its the fact that i WENT and DID that counts.
and i dont think i complained TOO much...but maybe i did.
and it was actually FUN.
i wish id taken my camera because im sure no one believes it!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

i had a lot of free time today.

G-rated family films earn more money than any other rating. Yet only 3% of Hollywood's output is G-rated.

More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed each year from using products that are made for right-handed people.

About 20% of gift cards never are redeemed at the full value of the card.

Even today, 90% of the continental United States is still open space or farmland.

The Nike swoosh was designed by a Portland State University student, and purchased by Nike for $35.

The United States has five percent of the world's population, but twenty-five percent of the world's prison population.

The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it's born and after it's dead.

Harry S Truman's middle name was S. Just S, without the period.

One out of five people in the world (1.1 billion people) live on less than $1 per day.

Life Savers got their shape by a malfunctioning machine, which mistakenly punched a hole in the center of each candy.

Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6 foot person jumping 780 feet into the air.

If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

The dot that appears over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job (in case their pants split).

Cranberry Jell-O is the only flavor that contains real fruit flavoring.

There are over 87,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants.

60% of all US potato products originate in Idaho.
Moisture, not air, causes super glue to dry.

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

Over 1,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

There are 206 bones in the adult human body, but 300 in children (some of the bones fuse together as a child grows).

In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B. Today it's 36C.

We forget 80 percent of what we learn everyday.

Astronauts cannot burp in space. There is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day.

Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.

#109 walk me down the middle.

Well I may not be the prettiest girl around

But I sure am a sight for sore, sore eyes.

today is may 4.

in case you havent heard!

the big day is......

August 6, 2011!

sorry katie, im NOT getting married...just going to see the best concert ever!!!!

                                                                          tim mcgraw

                                                                      the band perry

                                                                and my personal favorite
                                                                    LUKE BRYAN!!!!!

now if he doesnt get your heart racing i dunno what will!
oh, and im pretty excited to go with jennifer!!!
we havent been to a concert in soooo long and it pretty much tradition for us to go together.
im so excited for this one because she understand and appreciates my infatuation with luke bryan that some people just dont get.
this is me and jennifer at the forst luke bryan concert we went to.
thats right, THIS will be our 3rd time seeing him.
and he just gets better every time!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

#108 Taco Tuesday May 3, 2011

me: when i read your blogs i hate that we arent as close as we used to be!
her: i feel like we're closer.

#107 i can do hard things.

"a set back is really just a set up for future accomplishments."

Saturday, April 30, 2011

life as we know it!

i don't ACTUALLY think anyone read this anymore.
but what the heck...we all know how much i love to talk!
so here goes...
im not even sure if i should be sharing this as its not my news, but it really hit me.
last saturday at almost exactly this time i found out that a very good friends niece had passed away.
this family meant the world to me at one point. and they are amazing. the whole family is so so close! aunts, uncles, cousins, grandkids, cousins-nieces-husbands-dogs-vets-brother in laws were always welcome at their home. they tell each other EVERYTHING and its just always a party and they all love to be together! i felt so a part of their family. i loved being there and jumping on the jump-a-jump with one of the nieces or pushing her on the swing or just driving through the foothills with the boys. some of the best memories i have are with that family! i'd never known family could be like that...all the siblings were best friends the youngest who was 12 and the oldest who was at least 26 even! it was amazing to me. and made me want to have a family just like that one day, where everyone just loved each other no matter what and it was weird if they DIDNT get phone calls from at least everyone once a day.
but i guess tragedy doesnt care how close or wonderful your family is. as i've followed the news stories, the mothers personal blog, and her facebook i've been awed by her faith in God and how calm and at peace she's been able to be with the whole situation.
sure it hasnt been without sadness and tears, but considering the circumstances i think shes doing awesome. i heard a couple tidbits from the funeral and i have to say even without being there, i think this situation has been one of the most spiritual experiences ive ever witnessed. how lucky their family is to be together forever. i just dont know how shes had so much grace and poise all things considered.
one thing she wrote on facebook that hit me and i thought was just perfect " she started to cry the whole room went silent and I was able to feel my sweet girl wrap her arms around her and tell her it was going to be okay. I am so thankful for this gospel and the truth and light it brings to me during these hard hours. We are so blessed and can feel the love of the Savior in all that we are enduring right now."
i just love those darringtons!
i attached her obituary just because i think its so sweet...

Jayci Lillian Darrington

Dec. 1, 2009-April 22, 2011
DECLO — Our sweet baby girl, Jayci Lillian Darrington, was called home to her Father in Heaven way too early on Friday, April 22, 2011.

She was called home to touch the lives of thousands here on earth and be an example on the other side. He needed somebody that was feisty, unpredictable, loving and perfect. Jayci’s last and best adventure is where her life on earth ended, swimming with the angels.
Jayci was born Dec. 1, 2009, to her eternal parents, Layne and Krissy Darrington, and big sister, best friend, and partner in crime, Ellie June. Jayci was full of life and always one step ahead of you. She had a perfect obsession and love for the water — wherever it was, she was there also. Jayci Lillian will never be forgotten and live on in our hearts forever.
Jayci Lillian is survived by her parents, Layne and Krissy Darrington; and big sister, Ellie June Darrington; her grandparents, Val and Teresa Darrington of Declo, Gayla and Fred Hough of Orofino, and Dana Lott of Kamiah; her great-great-grandparents, Jay and Lillian Nielsen of Twin Falls; Bob and June Tyler of Rupert, and Glenn and LaDawn Clark of Buhl. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles that loved her more than anything. She will be greeted in heaven by Marcine Weeks; great-grandparents, Leroy and Minnie Darrington, Demar Lott, and Robert Cotten, with so many others right there beside them.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Declo LDS Stake Center, 213 W. Main St. in Declo, with Bishop Steve Durfee officiating. Burial will be in the Declo Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

what a silly girl i am...

im so greatful for the priesthood and worthy boys in my ward to give me a last minute blessing when im really in need.
yesterday sucked.
down right sucked!
i found out some pretty horrific news that someone who i thought was my very good friend, wasnt.
had been lying and sneaking around behind my back.
im a pretty forgiving person, i cant stay mad long.
except when she couldnt do the 1 simple thing i needed...
i was a wreck.
i felt completely and utterly worthless.
how could i have meant so little to her?!
all i wanted yesterday was to be at home in boise hanging out with my dad.
or all people my dad!
kinda funny i know.
i just know that no matter what stupid things i do my dad always loves me.
i like to think hes my best friend but i know all my siblings think hes their best friend too.
and so i finally swallowed my pride and asked for a blessing.
of course the boy was more than willing.
and it was a fantastic blessing.
i heard some things i knew i needed to hear, and some i didnt know i needed to hear.
and afterwards he looked at me and said "that was the easiest blessing ive ever had to give"
i asked why that was and he said "i opened it and i didnt have to think another thought. it all just came out."
how amazing is that?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

today im feeling like this...

brad paisley
i wish you'd stay

i talked to my sister in memphis
and i told her you were movin' to town
here's her number
she said she'd be glad to show you around

i left a map on your front seat
just in case you lose your way
but don't worry, once you reach sallisaw
it's all interstate
i know you need to go
but before you do i want you to know, that i
wish you the best
and i wish you nothing less
than every thing you've ever dreamed of
and i hope that you find love along the way
but most of all
i wish you'd stay
i figure right about sundown
you'll be in west tennessee
and by then
maybe i'll understand why you had to leave

i know that you've done some changin'
and i know there's no changin' your mind
and yes i know
we've been through this a thousand times

i'm sorry for still holdin' on
i'll try to let go and i'll try to be strong, and i'll
wish you the best
and i wish you nothing less
than every thing you've ever dreamed of
and i hope that you find love along the way
but most of all
i wish you'd stay
yeah, everything you've ever dreamed of
and i hope that you'll find love along the way
but most of all
i wish you'd stay
i wish you'd stay

Thursday, April 21, 2011

trial run.

ok so that last post was just a trial run.
i've been neglecting my blog baby because it wouldnt let me load anymore pictures.
they said i used all my free space on the interwebs!
how is that even possible?!
so i tried loading that last picture just to see and wouldnt you know it loaded just fine!
so heres what ive been up to the last few pictures!
love me.
(lance i hope you enjoyed that ending...just for you!)

ok so these are from our sorority jazz date night.
me and kelli going to get our datey-dates.

this is my date ricky.
i think hes hot.

me and danielle!

you cant even see the floor because we were literally the 2nd to last row in the nosebleeds!

this is when that hot date of mine told me to lie to the ladies at the parking garage so we didnt have to pay to worked.