Thursday, October 18, 2012

happy recent happenings

my life has been a shambled masterpiece over the past monthish
i have two jobs, i'm taking 17 credits and i...try to have a social life. 
but here are some happy times amongst the all the craziness...

east coast BBQ. im wearing kate spade, can you believe it? preppy avery L.O.L.

love me some 80s skating with the ward!

i couldnt be more thankful for the girls i live with. they're just the best, ever. 

paying attention in class is a challenge.  i get distracted, okay!

f'real fans right here! 

conferencing with these cuties!
this weekend will forever be remembered and im so happy to have shared it with these lovely people 

 im a mom! FHE mom! and we have festive mondays!
im lovin being the "mother" to these fun friends and getting to know them better!

 kendall, nicole and i got to get away for a night in sundance
i love these girls and this season too much!

i got to walk in a Gap fashion show!! AND got to keep the shoes! yipe!

blacked out babes. we still have faith in you, cougs! 

syd+al= nothing but love and laughter
oh ya and we are obsessed with the show revenge...and each other

coconut oil hair treatment! i had to try this trendy trick out! 

being under laughing gas for 4 hours experience? 

nolan, my long lost lover came to visit me and we walked and talked and gosh i love him 

my chilean missionary friend sent me this from a local market! i was thrilled! 
thoughtful little nick nacks are my absolute fav

life is wonderful!
i am thriving off a million different emotions 
and i look towards the future with the worlds biggest smile!
i've realized that when we rid ourselves of all our worries or stresses and just completely put our trust in the Lord, FABULOUS things seems to work out perfectly.  
im a shaken soda can of excitement and in the coming weeks, i'm gonna explode! 
just a warning ;)

Monday, September 24, 2012

feeling grateful for my girls

As I look through the pictures of my past month here at BYU,
I realized a trend...
1. I only hang out with girls 
and most importantly...
2. I have the best girl friends one could possibly ask for 

I have more pictures that I plan to upload to the fabooks but I just wanted to give a shout out to the ladies I love who push me everyday to be a little bit better. 
Ya maybe im as single as ever, but how could I ever complain when I have all these incredible girl friends.  I feel so blessed by their friendships and could not be more proud of the people I'm lucky enough to call my friends.  So thank you, you woman you are who inspire me everyday. 


Ive been using that hash tag ^^^ too often while ive been at home.  I feel it is the perfect phrase to sum up my feeling. Im currently on my flight back to provo, sitting next to a large football player that wont stop farting but that’s beside the point.  Point of this post is to collectively document my lovely weekend at home.
            I bought my plane ticket a month ago for multiple reasons.  It was Blake’s senior year homecoming weekend (and we all know my obsession with Tesoro), it was a dear friend’s farewell, the Hurley Pro at Trestles, and other fun reasons that I just couldn’t have missed this weekend.  And I desperately needed a break from my ever so hectic responsibilities in Provo.  School Monday through Friday and work Monday through Saturday takes a toll on you.  So home was exactly what I longed for; I needed to be recharged.
            And what better was to recharge than the beach and your family? …cause that was practically my weekend. Vivs picked me up and straight to the beach we went to catch the last few minutes of the Californian sun! Huntington was nearest to the airport so we headed over to the pier for a sunset surf sesh! The air was perfect, the water was ward and my heart was oh so happy.
            I love my home.  Throughout my life we’ve moved, constructed, redesigned and added onto our house.  It was a never-ending process that ended! And thank heavens for that because I couldn’t love my home any more.  It is warm and inviting, clean and organized, full of comfy couches and beds! I have, arguably the most comfortable bed ever.  My walls are pink and orange and painted upon and my ceiling spins with a disco ball.  All in all, my home is my haven.
            On Friday we went to the homecoming pep rally and half time show.  I was so proud of my little friends who blew the minds of Tesoro, yet again.  I was so impressed by the creativity and new innovative ideas that came this year.  Some of you who don’t know Tesoro’s reputation might be reading this in complete confusion but youtube “Tesoro high school homecoming” and you’ll get me.  Our $50, 000 budget allows a pretty spectacular show. I was so proud of my brother’s fun friends who planned it all!  Tesoro ASB breeds legacies, year after year!
            Friday was spent at the beach with my family! I love talking to my Dad; he is the smartest man I know.  I gotta find a husband exactly like him. Me and my mom split a banzi bowl and the day was flawless. My hot mother of mine really is a best friend and I couldn’t value my time with her any more.  Saturday we baked at sammy's flag football game and ran errands.  It was a beautifully HOT day! Oh ya me and my mom has a sleepover Saturday night and it was so fun, Dad went out of town for a day so we got to hang out and chit chat about life.  Anyways! We took dance pictures of the boys that night, who got their outfits from Goodwill 30 minutes before pictures, love them.  And ate a yummy dinner at Wood Ranch after.  That BBQ chopped salad, mac and cheese, bread rolls and pomegranate lemonade is seriously heaven on earth.

            After dinner I ran over to the Taylor’s to hang out with Austin and Ryan.  Austin just got home from his mission in Canada and Ryan leaves this week for Cape Verde, Africa! I adore these boys and I’m so grateful for our 19 years of friendship.  They’ve matured and grown so much, it’s inspiring! Then Jake had a get together at his house cause he leaves for Peru tomorrow and I just loved the time I had chatting away with my friends there.  What great LDS youth we have in my area! I am always so impressed by them.  

            Today (Sunday) I woke up next to my mom in her California kind sized cloud in the heaven kind of bed and made some waffles with the fam.  Olivia came over and we just hung out with the fam and relished in each other’s presence.  I’m obsessed with my family.  They’re the best in every way and I couldn’t be more grateful to be blessed to be apart of it all! SJ and Erika picked me up and off we were to LGB airport.  The goodbyes were sad but thanksgiving is right around the corner!...right? Oh ya, we picked up some lemonades...thanks SJ! You're the coolest!

As the plane descends,  and the SBDs keep coming from the big guy next to me, I have to accept the reality that real life is back in play.  My huge M COMM test is haunting me and my every day work schedule is a stress but you know what, I am recharged! Revamped! Refreshed for the tasks that await me! Home is the perfect medication for the stress of life! Hope you all had a supa fab weekend as well! xoxo

p.s. this is the gassy man!!