29 June 2009

Number 6- Check.

Had another picnic hier. Stephanie, Adri, Brandon, and I went to that sweet park from a few weeks ago after church and had sandwiches, apricots, pringles, pineapple, and 100 calorie packs (basically, chick food). The weather was perfect!

My friends love Toms. If I had a job I would so invest in a pair to feel like part of the club.

Brandon just loves Pringles. This is a totally candid shot.

Aand the title of this post is based off of the last post- go read it.

27 June 2009

The Heart of Life Is Good

Here are 10 things that make me unbearably happy:

1. Art

2. My family. And the East Coast

3. Limeade

5. Driving barefoot with the windows rolled down and dancing to the radio

6. Picnics

7. Pain au chocolat

8. Adventures

9. Woods

10. Rainboots
I stole the idea from another blog...feel free to tell me your 10!

26 June 2009

Rodney Smith

Just in case anyone didn't know, I'm obsessed with the work of Rodney Smith.

He's just so incredible. I almost can't stand how good he is.

24 June 2009

Bowling and Stargazing

So my friends decided that they hated me last night.
They took me bowling.
I hate bowling.

I know, it seems weird- who hates bowling? Let me 'splain. About October of my junior year of high school, I had a horrible audition. I mean, really, who messes up their A Major scale? Me, apparently. Afterwords, in an attempt to make me feel better, my brother took me and our friend Abbie bowling. We played three games, and I scored a 7, a 9, and a 13. For all 10 frames. At one point, the ball fell off of my hand as I brought my hand back and almost hit Abbie. It was a disaster and I haven't played since (except in Wii, in which case I rock).
I really didn't want to go but I wanted to be social. At least they didn't make me play, but they were able to do what no one else has in the last five years and get me into a bowling alley.

Apres, Karli and I went stargazing, and Stephanie met up with us :) Once upon a time I used to know all the winter constelations, and now I really want to relearn them and learn the summer ones!

23 June 2009

Summa School

Today was the first day of summer term.

I love my Art History class (Ren. and Baroque Arch.)- Katie and Catherine are in the class too, so that's pretty much going to rock.

I hate my religion professor. So I'm dropping the class.

The end.

Oh, and I love love sitting out in the sun on campus.

22 June 2009

Homecoming and Homesick

Today I am homesick.
No real reason. I just am. I miss my family tons. And the East Coast.

{this is where I would insert a family picture, but we're getting those in a few weeks, so use your imagination}

In other news, I went to my cousin's homecoming today! He just got back from the England Birmingham Mission, and he came back with this cute little accent. [side note: my uncle on the other side was his mission president! weird, isn't it?] I'm extra glad that he's home since we're only a few weeks apart in age :) He gave a great talk. There was an open house afterwords, and I got to hang out with my extended family. [side note 2: I have mostly guy cousins, and the high/middle schoolers think teasing me, a girl, is loads of fun. So one of them decided to lock my bag {complete with camera, scriptures, phone, wallet, keys, etc} in the hot tub room. As in I couldn't get to it. grr] Seriously though, I totally have the coolest family ever.

I didn't get to see my daddy today, but I did call and wish him a happy father's day. I love him so much!

20 June 2009


I've been going to school in the West for 3 years now, and haven't been to a single rodeo. Until last night that is! Some of my guy friends took me to the Strawberry Days Rodeo in PG last night, and I can honestly say that I have never experienced anything like it before! They thought it was so weird that I didn't know what most of the events were, and all I could tell them was that we don't exactly have these sorts of things on the East Coast. Here's proof that I went:

There were all sorts of crazy events- lassoing a cow and tying it up, riding on crazy horses/bulls, barrel racing, etc. There was even some moto-cross thrown in, which the boys thoroughly loved.

Also, here's a picture of Sean walking in this giant pit that was the road on the way to the rodeo. I thought it deserved documenting.

These are our cowboy stamps! We're so legit!
Can you guess which one is mine? And if you say any other than the bottom right, you are so dead.

With this and the lumberjack festival I went to a few weeks ago (yes, it was as cool as it sounds), I feel like I'm finally starting to experience some Western things!

17 June 2009

Fountains and Snowies

Yes, I already posted today. But I did cool stuff later on and I can't wait to post pictures! Karli, Stephanie, and I went to this park near Walmart that I'd never been to before this afternoon, and it just may be the coolest park around. I got there a little later than they did and missed out on the swinging, but I didn't mind too much once I saw the fountain (!) See exhibit A below

Cool right? We ignored the "No Swimming/No Wading" signs and promptly jumped on in! Hey, you can only get so rebellious around here.

We then decided that we needed sustenance after all of our fountain splashing, and stopped for Snowies on the way back! The lady working there was awesome and gave us tons of samples :)

Below are some pictures showing just how gorgeous my friends are. No, I'm not hitting on them. I'm just saying...they're hot.

Bathing Suit Love

This is my new bathing suit. I'm a little bit in love with it.

16 June 2009

The World is a Lot Cooler When You're 21

So now that I have this blog I've been trying to decide how often to post. I mean, I don't want to post so often that I look like a socially handicapped loser, but I don't want to post so infrequently that I lose your (yes Karli, that would be you, as the only reader of this) interest. So basically, I'll be posting whenever I feel like.

Here's been some of the happs in my life since my last post (I know you've been sitting on the edge of your seat to find out):

Last night I went to my first "21 and older" event! Now I really feel 21! Lisa, Broderick, Mike, and I went to go see Carbon Leaf in SLC. Never heard of 'em? No worries, no one else has, but you should definitely check them out (and the lead singer was kind of cute in that "I-sometimes-have-lazy-eyes-and-a-hangover-high" kind of way). I had my ID all ready to show when I went in, and the guy spent forever checking it- checking my birthdate (and trying to calcutate that May really does come before June), trying to make sure the hologram wasn't fake (I don't know if he'd ever seen a PA liscence before), and counseling me not to puke all over the bar. He hardly checked the rest of the group's IDs...probably because they all are older than 23 and look their age (whereas I look only 14). Anyway, I definitely had fun, the music was good (although I like them better on CD), and several drunk people stumbled into me. I'd call the night a success!

Saturday, a bunch of us tried to go to Orem Summerfest. However, it had been raining pretty much all week, and Saturday was no exception. We decided to drive over anyway, only to find everything being taken down, so we didn't even get out of the car. It cleared up by that night, so we went to the parade! It's still a lil bit weird to watch parades and not be in them. I think I'll get used to it. But of course, it started to rain again. Luckily, a bunch of people had umbrellas. After the parade, the plan was to stroll around and wait for the fireworks, but after about 45 minutes of that I was so over being cold, wet, muddy, tired, etc and just wanted to go home. Another friend felt the same way, and we left before the fireworks. Good thing there's plenty of other chances to see fireworks over the summa.

13 June 2009


I'm welcoming myself to the world of blogging. Or I guess I should say I'm rewelcoming myself, since I did have a blog way back in 7th grade. Man, I was so ahead of the curve. I must admit that I didn't think I'd have a blog until I was married or something, because all married people have blogs. But I've recently learned that lots of my single friends in the ward (I guess if they're in my ward they're definitely single) have blogs, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon. Woo go me!

I'm like really cool, I know.