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the sun is out.

Going to the gym this morning while sick was not my smartest move.  Almost passing out on the track = potential for a smaller-than-ants feeling and permanent brain damage.

But all considered, it's going to be a great day.  I can feel it!

P.S.  I get my ring tomorrow.  I'm dying.



i'm changing my last name.

With some recent life changes (I'm engaged! Yay!), blogging has been cast to the bottom of my to-do list.  I'll even show you.

Talk to bishop about temple prep (!!!)
Invite list
Call grandma back
Church calling
Order invitations
Call back jeweler
Get B's ring
Write Mandie
Clean room
Clean bathroom
Meet with school counselor
Set appointment with reception center
Find a videographer
Work on B's gift
Get addresses
Set up nail appointment
Find a going-away dress
Get that one book from library
Find out if passport is needed?
Grocery shopping

Seriously.  That's my list.

Laundry and food down at the very bottom?  Oh, I'm going to make such a great wife...


awesome/awkward 3.

The past couple of weeks since Christmas break started have seemed so stinking busy, but when I think about it, all I've done is a lot of relaxing.  And it's been awesome!


"Spotlight Daily" by my funny sister:

Being able to understand Star Wars jokes now:

Hat shopping with my sister:

This homemade Chex mix:

Ordering new makeup:

Eating out with siblings:
(this picture could totally be included under the "awkward" tab...)

My first trip to Yougurtland!:

Getting this swimsuit top for under $5:

Getting a pillow pet for Christmas from your best friend:

Footy pajamas on Christmas Eve:

Old-fashioned candy counters in toy stores:

Indoor surfing:

The Hulk band-aids:

Spending New Years' Eve in downtown Denver with B:

Hot chocolate cup sayings:

Kicking butt at Ticket to Ride:

Buying 3 new pairs of shoes & slippers:


Fuzzy hats:

Couches in bathrooms:

Houses completely covered in lights:

Writing the wrong year: 

Christmas morning documenting:

Gifts you know you'll never use/wear:

Photos in footy pajamas:

Moldy meat found in the fridge after the break:


awesome/awkward 2.


Olive Garden soup and salad:

Jimmy at Comedy Sportz (Seriously, so funny. Go see him if you live in Utah.):

Finding this candygram outside your bedroom door after a really long day at work:

Making Christmas treats:

Facebook gems like this:

Putting off work and finals to go shopping with your best friend:

Fortunes from Panda Express that remind me to get my finals done:

Devouring these bad boys:

Getting orange monkeys in the mail from missionaries:

Walls filled with attractive posters:

Finishing off finals week with a pedicure:

A new shower curtain:

Temple Square at Christmas:

The MoTab Christmas concert:


Helping to make this Bhudda gingerbread man:

Shoes with animals on them:

Balancing our forks and leading the waitress to think we're 5:

Being too lazy to put my clothes away:

Wedding ring ads with awkward personal information:

Getting your front tire stuck in a ditch and having five guys lift your truck out:

Vandalism at Walmart:


take it to heart.

"The Lord doesn’t care at all if we spend our days working in marble halls or stable stalls. He knows where we are, no matter how humble our circumstances. He will use—in His own way and for His holy purposes—those who incline their hearts to Him.

God knows that some of the greatest souls who have ever lived are those who will never appear in the chronicles of history. They are the blessed, humble souls who emulate the Savior’s example and spend the days of their lives doing good."

Taken from this talk.


i have no motivation to study.

Andy, this is especially for you.  :)



We all have those moments where we see something, or something happens to us, and we think "awesome!"

We, unfortunately, all have those other moments where we see something, or something happens to us, and we think "awkward."

Let me share those moments with you for this past week.

Spending some quality time with my beautiful cousins and sister:

Crashing a fancy wedding reception and getting to know to these girls:

Gas prices dropping:

Thoughtful people who leave you presents on your doorstep:

Having a clean kitchen:

Discovering the simplicity and deliciousness of cake-box cookies, and not burning them:

Finding silly notes from the boys upstairs on the kitchen counter:

Hearing this group sing in person:

Having a cute boy send you this song and asking you to fly to Colorado for New Year's:


Seeing this on an apron at a bridal shower:

Walking in on someone blowing out their birthday candles and not being able to decline a piece of their vegan cake:

Wearing your puffy/warm winter coat to your roommate's a capella concert and looking dumb in pictures:

Texting Andy durning the concert:

Getting random junk mail, and they don't even get your name right:

Waking up and your hair looking like this (and the fact that this picture even exists...):

Everything considered, it was a fantastic week.  :)