Sunday, May 29, 2011

one year older and one year...

so yesterday was my birthday.
woo hoo!
19 feels so old.

if i had to sum up my bday in 2 words, it would be
nothing worked.

i couldnt skydive because it was too windy,
nothing was planned,
we got lost in the desert,
i missed every shooting star,
i spent about 50% of the day in the car,
and the waitress didnt even bring a candle.

i am skydiving tomorrow.
(and now more people are joining me!)
the car rides were spent with family and close friends.
i took a lovely nap.
dinner was delicious.
dessert was even better.
i am one year older,
with a fantastic year ahead of me.
and i still had a happy birthday.

in the wise words of all time low,
maybe its not my weekend, but its gonna be my year.

here's to a new {birthday} year, and all new adventures.
i cant wait.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

a movie review (but not really.)

**disclaimer: please excuse the following post.  it'll probably be rather embarrassing, but i firmly believe that everyone should be entitled to a fangirl post occasionally. jussayin.

you know what can make something already good even better?

when its a surprise!! whether its a surprise gift, surprise party, or just a random act of kindness, surprises are the best.

last night, i waited for several hours (i won't mention how many...) to see the 4th pirates of the caribbean at midnight. don't judge. well, imagine my surprise and happiness when a super hottie unexpectedly appeared on screen! needless to say, we spent the whole movie swooning over this guy.

meet sam claflin:  24 year-old, british import, & super hottie... with an apparent fondness for newsboy caps.

seriously?  best. surprise. ever.
who could resist those dimples & perfectly tousled hair?!
(not to mention the accent.)
oh, and dont worry. his next role is as prince charming.

no, i'm not kidding.

see the movie. i guess its pretty good.
if for no other reason than this, you wont regret it :]

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

im cheesy. its fine.

you know who is superfantastic?
this guy right hurrrr.
(my brother spencer)
now, tell me that isn't the cutest picture you've ever seen?!

{on a related note...}
the other day, a good friend posed the question, "when are you happiest?"

this is about to get super corny, but the truth is:
its times like these...
times when i'm with my family.
we laugh about how we are the same, or something that happened, or nothing at all.
we act silly, and we can never take a picture without at least one person pulling a face.
(seriously... check out everyone's faces in the photos above!)
whether it be on vacation or just sitting around the dinner table or doing nothing at all, its da best.

thats all.

p.s. sorry family for posting potentially embarrassing photos! it had to be done.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

bored?! i can help.

some totally cool & funny & awesome things that i have found on the internet and bookmarked over the past several months...
{read: time wasters}

i could spend sooo much time reading these.
"Dear Noah, we could have sworn you said the ark wasn't leaving till 5. Sincerely, Unicorns."
"Dear Twilight fans, thank you for making us look sane and well-adjusted.  Sincerely, Trekkies." 
they go on & on...

i am pretty sure this is the coolest wedding i have ever seen... ever.

did you ever see this video? someone made some pretty funny "posters" about it here...
its always good to poke a little fun at yourself, right?

this person makes awesome pictures out of cassette tape! see them all here

spy on awesome street fashion from all over the world here

and, last but not least, if you haven't checked out this website yet, i highly recommend it.
it seriously kept me up for at least 2 hours the night i discovered it.
be sure to read the captions.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

that just happened

yes, i did just rename my blog.

because i was bored of the other one.

that kind of thing happens a lot.

anyway... its sorta sassy & i like it, so i hope you do too.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


"when one door closes, another door opens..."
there have been so many closed doors lately.  many i have closed myself, but others have slid closed without any warning.

i'm leaving BYU.  i dont think ive ever actually written that on here-- i'm not going back there next year.
...maybe its just the "freshman year experience."  maybe its just the dorms and the huge, beautiful campus.  i think it could be the extreme school spirit- that feeling at the basketball, football, and volleyball games.  its definitely the people i met, and even the people i didn't meet.  it might be the seasons (winter sucked, but spring was cool), or the college-town feeling, or even the professors.
whatever it is about BYU, im really going to miss it.

for a long time, i didn't know where i was going.  more doors closed.
but now, some have opened.

i'm going to an ultrasound school in phoenix- back in the valley of the sun.
back where i can watch my little nephew weston grow up, where i can visit my parents, where i can stay tan and blonde, where the drivers dont annoy the heck out of me, where it doesn't snow, (where it doesnt even get cold,) where i am familiar with my surroundings, where i am home.

(ive been saying this lately. i dont know why... and yes, i know its weird.)

so here's to new beginnings, open doors, and the unknown.

new town.
new school.
new friends.
new scene.
new boys.
new life.