Sunday, October 23, 2011

sweet hallelujah praises of euphoria

its hard to put into words the happiness i felt all weekend.  i pulled off a surprise...I (yes, a capitol I) pulled it off.  i arrived at the airport to be greeted by the infamous social networking party animal, pierce david larsen. we went back to my house to surprise/totally freak my parents out. they thought i was a robber, turns out it was me and i just wanted to hug my parents forever. (...keep in mind that i went summer semester and in between summer and fall i went to europe and was only home for like 4 days...ive been home for 4 days since bed felt like a cloud from the high heavens) anyways! mom made waffles and then we went to the pep rally to surprise my brobro and my rest of my tesoro family.  it was wonderful.  the pep rally was sick but i enjoy the people the most. after, i went to bowl of heavens with gundy! ah! i've missed that place. then we went to pierce's house to meet up with my ladies (first picture below this). mikayla mollica, jordan gunderson and kristine reta are the most incredible people, their selfless love for people and God is inspiring and the amount of love and care i have for them is beyond words. i look up to and admire them so much.  the confidence i have that i will be tight with these girls forever is comforting. we went to the homecoming game and it was so dang fun! this was the first hc in 4 years that i could sit back and enjoy the show. i was so proud of the job asb did this year, not going to lie, they had more than huge shoes to fill and they did a stinkin great job! seniors and juniors, way to go.  special shout out to kyle long, jimmy jacobs, danny connor, nicole salas, lauren fish, blake miyahara, ali huerta, amanda garnder, emily mcalindin and simone faith (her last name is always m.i.a) for working so hard this weekend and being such wonderful people. tesoro is lucky to have you this year. friday night sammy and i had a movie night followed by a sleepover.

saturday: woke up and went to golden spoon to see my beautiful, val schub.  we ate and chatted, she's going to usc in january and i am just so proud of her.  after, i went running on the jungle run! ive missed that trail, although it ended shortly due to too much excitement to go to the mollica's. gundy, weens, mikay and I just sat in mikayla's kitchen and talked talked and talked some more. then i went to sammy's flag football game where i was pleasantly surprised to see mrs. woodward.  seriously, i want to be her when i grow up.  we won the game! however, lets just say sammy doesnt love wouldnt call him the athletic type...but he makes it fun anyways! homecoming dance pictures followed the game.  blake and emily were finally able to be dates! hiphiphorray! they're really cute.  olivia and i took some mock "take us back to high school" pics.  vivs (my sweet mother) and i went to sundried tomatoes after and enjoy the most delicious fancy dinner in downtown san juan. i love my mother, she is the best person on the planet, sorry oprah, vivian gets that award.  she made all the blue batman capes! she impresses me more and more every day. saturday night was spent with my best friends at my house and later that night the two groups came here for the after party. we honestly had the funnest time.  "MIYAHARAFAMILYWIRELESSPASSWORD!...boom!" we did not stop laughing all night long. i was in tears at one point.  no one makes me laugh like my friends at home do. ive missed my piercey poo and his ridiculous humor. we all just had the most incredible time doing absolutely nothing, just being together. what a joyous day!

sunday was spent with loved ones at church.  i am so lucky to have the best stake and ward the church offers. eating, laundry, some homework and good ole family time took place. i miss sundays at home. the clemence family and olivia came over for a sunday night tri tip yummy dinner.  there is nothing like huge delicious home made meals, ive missed vivs cooking more than anything. i went to bed smiling every night, what a weekend! my plane leaves early tomorrow morning and its going to be a bittersweet goodbye because i did miss my friends in provo yet i never want to leave.  but you know what, i have so much to grateful for.  i have been blessed with, no joke, the best friends any human has ever had.  i have been blessed with the opportunity to attend byu and meet the wonderful friends i have up there.  i know i will be lifelong friends with some of my college besties, but i know i will be lifelong friends with all of my high school besties. there is just something far too unique about our group of friends from tesoro that is indestructible. not to mention,  it was so good to be with my family. honestly.  i'll never understand why Heavenly Father placed me in the most wonderful family, geesh i'm so lucky.  anyways, this is far to long.  if you read all of this, wow, but i dont believe you did. peace and blessing, much love, xoxo, adios!
Mikaykay, weens, and jundz :) my best good friends


we'll always be stuck in high school, its embarrassing, we know.

cute lil love birds at their first dance

hc2011? yes, we are those alumni 

all anyone could ever ask for. these 4 lovely ladies make me the happiest.  best friends for ever and ever.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

if i could put audio in this title, it would be squeals of joy

im home: its 91 degrees outside, ive been with my best friends and family every second (even when i cute 8 year old brother and i had a sleep over last night) since my plane landed on friday morning, and i literally have been beaming of joy since.  wait...can all these people live in provo with me, please? i just go back form the mollica's-nothing better than girl talk with your other halves, now im off to sammy's flag football game then to blake's homecoming pictures then a glorious night to continue! yipe!

pictures to come! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

bliss in boulder

there is something so exciting about spontaneity.  its easy to reject spontaneous ideas, but sometimes you just have to go for it.  sometimes you just have to remember that now is the time and to act upon these ideas before logic sets in.  olivia noceda surprised me on friday night.  she flew into salt lake and i thought we were picking up a friend's cousin.  we both started crying and attacked each other.  she got a cute new hair cut and i was so happy to be with her again.  later that night we were in my dorm chatting, it was 3am, and trevor curtis and connor cushman were brought up in the conversation.  so, in a matter of 5 minutes the decision was made that we were going to drive 8 hours to see our best friends.  boulder, colorado.  we made it and we were dying of anxiousness to see our boys.  trevor goes to boulder and connor goes to denver university but they were together in boulder for the weekend.  we got there right in time for trevor's soccer game.  he is a stud, starting freshmen on boulder's soccer team.  we spent the day up in the mountains, eating at cute little restaurants, shopping around at pearl street and just loving each others company.  we spent our night at frat parties...boulder goes hard.  it was so fun to see them with their new friends, in their new frat house and just living their new life.  its crazy to think we all have such a tight world together but apart we live completely different lives.  anyways, we had such a blast.  there were times on the drive where we thought how stupid we were to embark on this adventure but it was so worth it. we stayed sunday night in salt lake at a friends house and just died on her bed...ive never experienced utter exhaustion quite like this. i dropped olivia off at the airport early monday morning.  it was so sad to say goodbye to them.  these three people are three of the most incredible people i have been blessed to know.  the boys paid for everything while we were there:food, gas, etc. they are the most kind hearted selfless people, they are such good kids i dont even know how to put it into words. they make me cry of laughter. they make me so happy.  ill be honest, i am so jealous of their new friends.  their new friends just scored the jackpot and they better appreciate my trevor, connor and olivia. to be with them was seriously the happiest feeling. this past weekend was insane.  its still so crazy to think we just drove to colorado, but it is worth it in every aspect.  i love them, they are my best friends and i am so grateful to have them as my best friends for the rest of my life.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

no mo a.d.d. face fo me!

i read this quote this morning and was completely inspired.  my plan for the day: wake up to go the library from 7:30-10am, class from 10-1:00, eat and rest (and blog this post) 1:00-2:00, work from 2:00-6:00, run with anna 6:30-7:30, dinner from 8-8:30 then study from 9-12am.  i feel so productive! 
"Today is here. I will start with a smile, and resolve to be agreeable. I will not criticize. I refuse to waste my valuable time.
Today has one thing in which I know I am equal with others—Time. All of us draw the same salary in seconds, minutes, hours—24 Golden Hours each day.
Today I will not waste my time, because the minutes I wasted yesterday are as lost as a vanished thought.
Today I refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen. I am going to spend my time making things happen.
Today I am determined to study to improve myself, for tomorrow I may be wanted, and I must not be found lacking.
Today I am determined to do things I should do. I firmly resolve to stop doing the things I should not do.
Today I begin by doing and not wasting my time. In one week I will be miles beyond the person I am today.
Today I will not imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. I will make a success with what material I have.
Today I will stop saying, "If I had time," for I never will "find time" for anything—if I want time I must take it.
Today I will act toward other people as though this might be my last day on earth. I will not wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. "
- Elder John Longden Conference Report, Apr. 1966, 39; or Improvement Era, June 1966, 512

Sunday, October 9, 2011

g.n.s. (girls night skype?)

i absolutely love these four ladies with ever molecule in my heart (my face tells it all). its a different kind of love, like we were predestined to be best friends, like mrs. henry is our cool fun hip hilarious aunt we all want to be like and we are all sisters.  talking to them made me so darn happy.  mack attack, oLIVEia, queen kathy, and sweet parker...thanks for making my night.  i love you.

world's largest paint party....DAY GLOW! ow! ow!

DAYGLOW  (this video explains it all)
most ridiculous concert/party/night ever.  20+ of your besties, neon paint, and insane doesnt get any more fun.  we were front row, against the bar, getting obliterated by paint paint and more paint all night long. it was such a party and i absolutely loved every second of it. its a traveling tour so if it comes to your city, you have to experience this insanity!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

my top favs from conference weekend oct. 2011

"be loyal to the royal within you."
-Sister Dalton
^^my fav quote from general conference this past weekend. 

^^my fav talk from the relief society general broadcast. it's amazing, inspiring uplifting and just beautiful

 ^^ fav game of the season. rushing the field after we won in the last 15 seconds. jumping and chanting "BYU" with the football team...on the field

 ^^fav new soda.  high mountain huckleberry soda! 

^^ my fav brucey prucey got baptized!! so proud of him.

blessed weekend of joy joy and more joy