"The heart has its reasons in which reason knows nothing" -Blaise Pascal

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I think i'm getting one. And I am SO excited.

I started an online sign language class. Best decision. ever. I missed it so much. Only about a month left here and I'm already feeling both excited to go back and sad to leave this summer behind

Friday, June 18, 2010


Lately, I've been doing a lot of this

and a lot of this

and probably a little too much of this

and not enough of this

and you know what??

Even with a messy room, this is a pretty great summer

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Well, I only have 2 more days here at the Riv in Provo until I'm Arizona bound. All but one final done, and I am itching to be finished. I have been packing, and am shocked at how much stuff I have. It's a little bit ridiculous.

I am SO excited to go home. But at the same time, I am going to miss THESE GIRLS more than anything.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I miss....

- writing and reading like I did in high school. I'm an english major, I'm meant to read and write.
- my family and friends at home. (can anyone say 2 weeks?!)
- feeling like I know where "home" is
- warm weather Aprils
- singing

I'm excited....

- for finals to be over
- to see Katie's prom pictures (so mad I won't be there)
- for Mrs. Evans' retirement concert
- Diamondbacks game?
- to see Curt play football

it's time. only 14 (13 if you count the way i want to) more days

Monday, April 5, 2010

This weekend

was amazing. We got to listen to men of God testify of the Savior and celebrate His life.

Marisa, Xan, Jerina, and I went up to Bountiful to spend the weekend with her grandparents. On Saturday, we were watching Conference with her young cousin. When President Monson was walking past the camera, she asked him who that was. He said that's the president. She asked him if he was the prophet, and he said "Yep! That's MY prophet."

He is my prophet. I love him and pray for him, because he is the Lord's mouthpiece on the earth. He, along with the apostles, lead the church and I am so grateful for their faith and words of peace and guidance.

Happy late Easter everyone!


Friday, April 2, 2010


Well, it happened. I got the call today from Freshman Mentoring, telling me that they would like to hire me. After telling my current boss and ironing out the details, I am now the newest Peer Mentor for the 2010-2011 school year. I am thrilled. This is a job I know I am supposed to have. I love praying about things and then seeing how your prayers are answered. you don't always see it but it is cool when you can.

SOOOOO..this means that I will be home in less than three short weeks. It also means I have to get really good grades on my finals to make my GPA good. Which makes me nervous. But it's ok. It's worth it.

Because its worth 4 months at home.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Today, in Relief Society, I realized that a lot of my time is spent in the thick of thin things. Say that 10 times fast, and then come back to me.

Ok, ready? I spend too much time worried and stressed and overwhelmed. And about what? Nothing that has eternal consequences, that's for sure. I worry and I cause myself to be sick about things that, when it comes down to it, won't really matter in the long run. So instead, I am going to try to focus only on the things that really matter. I am going to try as hard as I can to focus on those things that will bring me closer to my Heavenly Father and do my best on all of the other things that I have in my life. I know that all the "good" things in my life will ultimately bring me closer to my Savior and Father in Heaven, but I want to make sure that it is really the "best" things that I am doing on a daily basis.

This is the beginning of my journey to a life without being stuck in the thick of thin things. Here's hoping I'll get to the end of that journey at some point in my life.