Some Days

You just want to appreciate the little blessings that Heavenly Father gives me... like constant babysitting jobs and pool and San Diego sun. He loves me so much! Plus i have some amazing news for you guys! But that deserves at least a couple posts by itself.


Old Lady

Do you like my nightstand?  It used to have palm trees. No more beach, nope. Im tempted to spray old lady perfume on this here piece of furniture, make it more authentic.



Its simple, and its delicious! Rye bread, smart balance light butter substitute, tomatoes, green beans, and white meat pork. Yummmmmm.



It's Better When It's Duct Tape

What brilliant idea is Emily going to come up with now? I know! Let's all wear duct tape ensembles to a stake dance! That way when my bootie pops too much and the duct tape falls off the back (yeah, it really did happen) I know that I need to turn my swag down some. I mean, for a girl that could camouflage herself buttnaked in a bed of snow, I have amazing swag (just kidding, I don't) (yeah I do) (no I don't). I just dance as if i'm the only person in the world, and together Emily and I enter that phase of dancing in which you might want to avert your eyes. It's intense. Picture TIME!

That..... would be my dad


See The Thing About Girls Camp

Is you learn more in 2 days about yourself, others, and Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ than you would in years of trying to discover these truths on your own. Naturally, Divine Intervention would assist should you ask to know more about any of these subjects, but the experience is that much more fun when you share it with 200+ hormonal girls locked up in cabins (ha, ha, cabin fever). Pictures are to come later, because, as always, I like to rely on Brother Facebook and Sister Google to supply my images for this blog,  and uploading photos from tu camara es muy DIFICIL.


A Method To The Madness

Wherever this cake decorating business took a wrong turn down the road (maybe it was forgetting half the shortening in the fondant, dropping the brownie base on the floor, eating half the cake mix before it even became a liquid mix, or threatening to shoot one's self and one another) I went INSANE Sunday/ Monday. Gurdy (Emily.... don't you love our old lady names? I'm featured on the end of her blog post about this shenanigan referred to only as ETHEL. Yeehaw!) and Samantha (bad no-blogging friend, bad girl!) invited  me into their plans to make what I presumed to be a simple sheet cake with some pretty glittery fun thingies on it (you know, Girl's camp?). Heaven only knows why I volunteered because after Emily's mother decided to suggest we make the San Diego temple out of stinking box cake mixes, i knew I was a goner. Maybe not the cake, but I was. 10 hours of agonizing work and several more running to stores (only to be ripped of. hmhm, thanks so much Michael's, love you bunches :|) and various houses of people in Emily's/ Samantha's ward and we got ourselves a CAKE. the one problem with this is, I really needed to shower, I had no makeup on hand, and my skirt was three sizes too big, thus the low-ridin style of the skrit in the aforementioned and shortly to be presented picture. Okay, that was three problems. That also explains the ridiculous hat i'm wearing.....................
I am SO HOT.

Just kidding, this cake is hot. Literally. I bet the buttercream is melting right off now.



Lyfe Over

Harry Potter's over, which now means my life is over. greatttt. I swear I was thinking as I wandered through the parking lot that suicide is a plausible option. It sounds absurd right? But here's the thing. I loved Part A a whole bunch more! Why? Why did this happen to me? Were my expectations to high? I don't think there is such a thing as an expectation that is too high for Harry Potter, but i felt like I lacked the emotion that I had had watching the Part A. Still, it was a beautiful film, and i will be FOREVER grateful for this experience. Harry Potter for Ever <3


Be Jeallin

In 37 short, SHORT hours, it all ends. And by "it" I mean my entire life. har har. just kidding. I still have the gospel.
For those of you who are too logical, too "busy", or too grown up to read this, you are being too illogical, making too many excuses, and too childish. These books have been my childhood for the past 10 years. I've grown up as Harry has discovered who he is, what he has to do, and what really matters; love. I too have learned who I am, what I have to do (returned to Heavenly Father, duh), and what really matters; Harry Potter (I think we've established this by now.) READ IT. you will love every minute you spend lingering on the mysteries and the depth of the story just as much as i have, if that's possible (I'm starting to doubt it is). In the meantime, I miss Emily. :( sad time. she's communing with nature without me, and last time I checked, that's a felony. And Lauren too. She does not have a blog, but i've loved having this girl as my friend almost AS LONG and ALMOST as much ( ;} ) as i've loved Harry Potter since the first movie/ book.


Win a Mikarose dress!

Win a Mikarose dress!    follow this link on over to Elaine to win a Mikarose Modest Dress, retailing at 45 BUCKAROOS. even if you're a man, seriously, this dress is HAWT.

Believe in Him

Emily over here beat my sorry bum to it. But her thoughts inspired me to share my own. If you haven't made friends and formed a close relationship with Jesus Christ, i struggle to believe how you still sit here this day able to read these words (this font is rather annoying, i think my next step will be to change it) without sobs breaking forth from your mouth and tears spilling over your eyes. I know that would be my present state were it not for his constant companionship and atonement. Life is meaningless without my big brother, and you can't fathom how amazing it is to know that regardless of what i do, he is there to compensate for my MIND-BOGGLING incompetence. He and my Heavenly Father, combined with the comfort and direction from the spirit are the only reason i haven't had the mind to blindly walk straight off a thousand foot cliff. He loves me, and I love him. He will be, forever, my Savior, my Lord, my Redeemer, My everything.


The Fourth Was Obviously Better Than The Fifth

Seriously, my day was more awesome than this
Seriously. I've got the blisters and the giddiness of a cougar who's just landed herself with a date with a fourteen year old to prove it. It started it out with my awesome awkward, balding and short Bishop challenging the Youth to hike up a nearby mountain, 7 miles roundtrip. I'm telling you people, it was beautiful. I saw a flipping deer amidst the richy rich neighborhoods of Southern California. I told everyone there that if they had been my friends before, they were no longer. That deer was all that mattered from then on. We later moseyed on over to a park for some panqueques deliciososssss and lava monster (if you don't know this game, you have never had a childhood) with a bunch of people my age. Later it was Bishop's house for some hot doggies, swimming, and werewolves (if you haven't played this game you have no life). After that we washed, showered, primped and destinkified ourselves to head on over to rape-- uhmm, grape day park for fireworks, and another game of werewolves <3. Mind you i had done all this on four hours of sleep, so when they mentioned that we were going to Bishop's house afterwards to play MORE werewolves, i planned to go there in my pajamas and most likely PASS out and spend the night there. But i made all the way through the party, are you proud? The only thing that would've made this day better would be if i had seen my friends who are currently elsewhere. :( i miss ewe all.


Really? A Goggie?

I've had cats all my life. Let's say that, at most, i've lived maybe two weeks without at least one cat inhabiting my home, yet i have NEVER had a dog. My mom and I moseyed on over to the Humane Society and found a black lab pup. Her name is Hannah. She's young, beautiful, strong, curious, and energetic... I can imagine her doing something like this ....
So what do you people think?  I'm still rooting for a kitten, now that I rescued five of them from a dumpster this past week. they looked a little like this....

Learning Lessons The Hard Way

Sometimes we face adversity in our lives, every day in fact. It seems to bare its teeth and roar it's terrible roar, and we wonder why Heavenly Father ever does this to us. In some cases, Heavenly Father places adversity in our path, that we may over come and progress ever more. But a few times each week, perhaps each day, we face problems due to our own agency. When somebody else takes a wrong turn in life and it angers, sorrows, hurts, or saddens you, you do yourself no good by countering back, for then you too must take that wrong turn in the fork of the road. There's a lot to be learned from either path though. Unfortunately, i reacted and took the wrong turn. Regardless though, i know that Jesus Christ will be there to compensate. It gives me hope.