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 everything...you 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!