Tuesday, August 3, 2010


New blog since I'm all grown up and getting married ;) Check it out here!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Birthday Madness

April is the best month ever! It's finally getting warm in Utah and of course April is my birthday month :) So pretty much my boyfriend Matt is amazing and made my birthday perfect. A few weeks ago I mentioned to him that I was really sad that I wasn't going to get my favorite chocolate chocolate chip Nothing Bunt Cake this year. So of course he went online and ordered one especially for my birthday (he even got a yellow bow!) I was so excited and we had fun decorating it the day before. He is amazing and my favorite :) Even though my birthday was the day before finals, I just did a little studying in the morning and then went to PF Changs for dinner with the gang. It was nice to spend the day with awesome friends and helped me not to miss home too much!!
Yeah we are crazy but i love it :)

Isn't it pretty? And it was so yummy!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Life can suck sometimes

The Bens "Bruised"

Oh no
your love just leaves you bruised
if you want to know
you find something to lose

the world won't turn until something breaks
who will make the first last mistake
you say good things come to those who

Into the spiral
Your world and my world
it's never final
love just leaves you bruised

I went because you said you'd be there
a box of candy
smoke in your hair
and I didn't know
I didn't care
Love just leaves you bruised

Oh no
Love just leaves you screwed
you got to go slow
cause love just leaves you bruised

Into the spiral
Your world and my world
it's never final
love just leaves you bruised

I went because you said you'd be there
a box of candy
smoke in your hair
When I didn't know
I didn't care
but now I know
Love just leaves you bruised

and i've
got the scars to prove it

I went because you said you'd be there
a box of candy
smoke in your hair
explain it to me
again and again

like I care

Love just leaves you yeah

the world won't turn until something breaks
who will make the first last mistake
you say good things come to those who

well I can't wait

I went because you said you'd be there
a box of candy
smoke in your hair
I didn't know
I didn't care
now I know

Monday, November 16, 2009


wow it has been way to long since i've posted! so much to say and not enough time. dont worry there will be more to come :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pictures from devotional :)

Here are some picture i took at yesterday's devotional :)

This is how close we were :)

President Monson and Elder Nelson

Preston and Jessica :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice

so every tuesday morning there is a devotional at the Marriott Center and today President Monson was the speaker. so naturally i had to wake up at 4:30 am to get in line so i could get a spot up close. My friends from my ward Julia and Morgan came with me and we camped out till 9:30 and then we rushed into the Marriott Center. we ended up being on the third row of risers and super close to the prophet. I have never been in the same room as a prophet so it was a really special experience for me :) When he walked into the room, everyone went silent and stood up. You could just fill the spirit in the room and it was amazing to be that close to a prophet of the Lord.

President Monson spoke about all of the prophets of his life time and told us little stories that really helped me to feel that much closer to them and to know that they are truly called of God.

President Heber J Grant
  • Favorite song: Do What is Right
  • He established the church welfare system
  • Persistence
George Albert Smith
  • Favorite song: Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words to Each Other
  • Favorite food: apple pie with milk
  • Compassion
David O Mckay
  • He was the one who called President Monson to be an apostle
  • Consideration
  • He told a story of a painting that a woman painted for President Mckay a picture of his childhood house. Even though she painted the wrong house he still kept the picture up :)
  • His view was true christianity is love in action
  • Favorite song: Oh Say What is Truth
  • Favorite food: Chocolate
Joseph Fielding Smith
  • Known as a gospel scholar
  • Favorite song: Prayer is the Soul's Sincere Desire
  • Favorite food: sweet pickles
  • Wickedness never was happiness
Harold B. Lee
  • He had a very persuasive ability and took time to teach
  • Favorite song: Praise to the Man
  • Favorite food: bread and milk
  • Stand ye in holy places and be ye not moved
  • always be in tune with the holy spirit
Spencer W. Kimball
  • President Monson told of a time when he was in a meeting with President Kimball and he had a very large hole in his shoe. When President Monson told his assistant that he couldn't let the prophet walk around with a hole in his shoe. His assistant said that he would try and hide the shoes from him but President Kimball always seemed to find him.
  • He said that his life is like his shoes, to be worn out in the service of his Lord.
  • Favorite Song: I Need Thee Every Hour
  • Favorite food: he would pour a glass of milk, crumble a piece of date nut bread into the glass, and then eat it with a spoon. :)
  • Lengthen your stride
  • Dedication
Ezra Taft Benson
  • He was the Most Preferred Man at BYU
  • Favorite song: How Great thou Art
  • Favorite food: Fresh raspberries
  • What manner of men aught you to be.... even as I am
  • He was know for his great love
Howard W. Hunter
  • Courtesy
  • Favorite Song: Have I done any Good in the World Today?
  • Favorite Food: Alaskan Crab
  • He told a story about when they were going out for alaskan crab and President Hunter ran two red lights on the way there because he is colorblind
  • Proverbs 27:2
  • Look for the best in people
Gordon B Hinckley
  • President Monson sat next to President Hinckley for 44 years
  • he was a word smith
  • When they would travel under the streets from the church office buildings to the temple, he would always take off his hat when they went under temple grounds
  • Favorite song: God of our Fathers
  • Favorite food: Pie and ice cream
  • D & C 76:22-24

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let the games begin!

Wow, what a crazy last two days I've had!!! Yesterday my mom and I spent the entire day driving all of my stuff (packed to the ceiling!) up to BYU in Provo. We spent the night in Syracuse with my Uncle KC and then spent the whole day today unpacking and setting up my room. And believe me, it took the entire day :/. Just to make this super stressful day even better, I locked myself out of the room while we were bringing in stuff from Target and had to go borrow a spare key haha. It wasn't embarrassing at all! Tomorrow we are going to get my books and all that jazz and my mom leaves to go back to Gilbert. It's going to be crazy actually being on my own and I'm super scared and nervous but I know that this will be such a great adventure!
Ps. I already miss Cassie tons and I really wish she was here....

My mom and I at the rest stop at the Gap
We had a little indian lady get mad at us for using the porta potty!

You can see the hole of the Grand Canyon behind me

My car is pretty dang full!!

This is my room before we started unpacking or decorating

Half Way through - I was so tired and ready to be done!

Finished Dorm Room :) Home Sweet Home

Yeah I know my bed is super tall....