Thursday, January 27, 2011

i want summer.

i want summer.

hot springs

huntington beach

intense camping

hot california weather+being tan/burnt

fair+blurry strangers

Saturday, January 22, 2011

sunny days and birthdays

today was beautiful and sunny. my insides feel like little fairies danced inside of them and poured cotton candy and sugar all over. i honestly think i developed winter weather depression. i cannont handle the dreariness. but today was beautiful and sun-shiney and wonderful.

creation amazes me.

on top of it all, today was my grandpas 82nd birthday AND my cousin Katie's 1st birthday. thats right they share a birthday. i love both of them so oodles of much.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

floral nails again.

so i think i may have just watched the best movie on netflix:
thats right. thats so raven. actually, it was terribly great. much like bride wars, father of the bride (part one and two), and wedding daze (the 90's version. honestly one of my favorites). i needed something to watch while i painted my nails and this was the perfect thing. now i am trying to stall so they will dry and i can sleep without getting sheet marks on them. or maybe it is because i am going with ehlana to do an engagement photoshoot tomorrow.

now that my movie is over, i am listening to this weirdly amazing collection of music christy gave us around christmastime. i love tracks 4, 10, 6, and 11 makes me want to cry happy tears. you should listen to this with me. i am thrilled out of my mind to see her in a few weeks. thats right. im spending a super long weekend in seattle. so excited.

oh my goodness. such a funny thing happened today. i ran into one of my best friends from like second grade. i honestly have not seen her since the last day of 2nd grade when i was 7. seriously. im so glad she stopped me. how crazy is that? it kind of made my day.

but yeah. i think i am going to force myself to sleep because i am hungry. and i dont want to make food. and i have a lot to do tomorrow.

ok. my nails are pretty much dry. here. see for yourself. i feel like i keep posting my floral nail patterns. trust me. ive only painted my nails like this once. and i guess i always feel the need to report. so enjoy. i liked how i did ehlanas so i did them to myself. original. i know.
ignore my "wheres waldo" pants. they are really comfortable...

and this post makes no sense but i am going to post it anyway because it took me almost 35 min to write because i am slow in the head.

Monday, January 17, 2011


you know you need to move out of your parents house when you have to start making toast in your bedroom in fear of waking people up with the smell/sounds of toast being made.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

moon pies

i was introduced to these tonight. so weird. yet delicious. and they are laying all over the house half eaten because i keep getting distracted. they also make good objects to hit people with.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

good things come to those who wait.

so i think things are finally coming together in terms of school. i was looking over the classes i need to take to transfer at the end of my 2 years and this is good news: i only need 6 more classes to fulfill my general education requirements. holy cow. that is amazing. how did this happen, you might ask? most of it has to do with taking college classes in high school and then strategic planning the past 2 terms. but here i am. this means after i finish this term, i only need two more terms (spring + fall). that also means i will be given junior status at that point. that is so intense to me. so, you might ask, what on earth am i going to do with the rest of the year? lets just say i have a few fab ideas. im not going into detail now about what im thinking because i want to decide if ill do it for sure or not. but ill keep you posted.

also, take a look at my bff's nails. i painted them last night and let me tell you, they were a dream to paint. her fingers are long and elegant and pretty. just like the little girl they are attached to.

(i stole this from her blog cause im lazy. my bad. read her blog here)

let me take a moment to tell you how blessed i am to have my friends in my life. ehlana, for example, is one of those people who is the truest of friends. true and blue. i love that little girl. she is one of the loveliest people i know and she just makes my little heart beat with happiness. what would i do without her? i dont know. i dont want to know. if i were to draw a picture of my heart, she would take up a hefty chunk of it. i love her.

enjoy this picture from our youth. ahh middle school...

Monday, January 10, 2011


i think i have been in a winter slump. things have kinda just been sliding by and i have been feeling sick, tired, and blue. today was so good to me. a good dose of sunshine, nice people, exercise, and relaxing was just what i needed. aerobics kicked my butt, then an intense game of tennis with ryan and aaron topped it off. here is the thing: im terrible at tennis. i only keep trying because occasionally i do hit the ball back and then i get so excited. it is satisfying. but ryan and aaron are patient. in fact, that is how we made it work with 3 players. ryan and i played against aaron. it was nice of them. they are nice boys. im proud to call them my brother/cousin. then we came home and ate the most satisfying yummy dinner. then it was game time. my plan was just to write my paper while we watched the game, but for the first time in my life, i got into football. i kinda hate that i said those words. but it happened. the end of that game was so intense. i dont know what it all means, but something crazy went down. im so tired now. all the exercise ive had today makes me so sleepy. this post does not make sense. but that is ok. all i know is i am content.

i feel like this guy today.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

baby brother

the fact that my little brother can't talk to me right now because he is reading his Bible makes my heart melt a little bit. i worry about boys loving Jesus.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

flu shot

this is really gross looking. but i like it.

i got my first ever flu shot today. my arm feels dead and like regina when she gets hit by the bus at the end of mean girls. am i being dramatic? maybe. but it hurts. and i was brave. and i went alone. which makes me twice as brave. so yeah for illness protection.

Monday, January 3, 2011

fresh air

im thankful that my bff jill took me for a walk right after i posted that last post. fresh air was so what my sad spirits needed. plus a cotton-candy colored sky was nice too.


1. i am dead tired
2. my classes actually require me to work now
3. i really miss the people from fall term
4. i skipped my optional aerobics workout so i could come home and eat
5. i just ate my weight in enchiladas and muddy buddies
7. im still tired
8. my eyes are really glazed over and it scares me a little
9. i dont want to waste today but it might be spent napping/playing mario kart
10. this is bad news

Saturday, January 1, 2011


weird. it is 2011. everyone has gone home. my room is  now quiet/clean/warm. the tree is gone. it is a little saddish and everyone seems to be really tired. but today was a nice start to my 2011. enjoy.
first, we opened stockings. yeah, weird, i know. we do ours on new years to stretch out the festivities.
its always funny to see what my dad picks out. mom is responsible for the big Christmas gifts, and dad does all the stockings. he did well.

then we said goodbye to this baby and her family. time is something i never feel like i have enough of. seriously, i dont know where it went. im really miss my family. i wish we all lived as neighbors. even though we kinda do...but still.
then i said goodbye to this little girl. i dont really need to go into how much i like them...
then we took down this pretty tree. and my grandma came to visit. it was pleasant.

then i went to bridgeport with my best friends, drank green tea frappachinos, returned stuff, saw an amazing sunset, came home and watched the hills with said best friends, cuddled, ate enchiladas and chocolate and sweet tarts, then laid here on my bed and felt extremely blessed and thankful for being so lucky.

and so here i am. 2011. a new year to do something cool. so what should i do? im not sure. but i have an idea. i made a list of 11 things i want to do/achieve/whatever. not a resolution. i just wanted to have a tangible list of things i want to happen by the end of this year. it helps keep me focused.

so that is my list. well see what i can do. but, even though i am making all these plans for my year, i have to remember, "Man makes elaborate plans, but God has the last word" Proverbs 16:1 The Message. so there. im excited to see what this year holds. so far, so good. oh. and be expecting a Christmas blog soon. but first, i have to sort through over 400 pictures. oh yeah. as a preview, enjoy this picture of me and my sweet angel on the last day of 2010.