Saturday, November 29, 2008

visit to the grandparents...

we went to the grandparents house last night..andddd it was one of the funnier visits. my grandma and grandpa knew eachother when they were little kids, so they grew up together. they dated in highschool then got married after that.... but hearing the stories that they tell about eachother are priceless. especially when my grandma adds in snippy little comments that my grandpa ignores with a wave of the hand. gotta love it. also gotta love when my grandpa talks about those "evil left wing commies".

grandma: "You were meaner than tar when you were a little boy!!!"
(grandpa thinks for a moment with a smile on his face.)
grandpa: ".... i was." (belly laugh)


when asked to grandpa... "who was your first girlfriend?"
his reply..
"Grade school i was smitten with Sally Hawkins. She lived in Edgemont so it went nowhere. In the 7th grade, it was Bonnie Evans. She moved. No one serious after that till Mary. We sat next to eachother in Iva Reynolds english class."
(if you know my grandpa.. somehow thats funnier.)

(my grandma claims he started pulling her pig tails in class...but grandpa denies it. then they later fell in love. Gilbert Blithe anyone?) cuuuute old people!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

mmm thanksgiving

i didnt realize how much i truly appreciate my home until i left. i didnt know i'd miss it so much!! i didnt know i'd miss driving down main street and passing the library and little tiny theater.. i didnt know i'd miss having my dad walk in everyday from work asking me what i learned in school that day.. or i didnt know i'd miss walking in the door and telling my dog to shut up. hahahah. i didnt know i'd miss early morning family prayer either! (i actually was pretty positive i wouldnt miss that. but i do.) i love being home. i love the feeling i get when im in kaysville. i love seeing old friends and hugging them tight and getting flashbacks of laughing so hard we could have died. good times.

i love coming home and doing anything i can for my mom while she's sick. she's devoted her whole life to her kids, and now its finally our turn to take care of her. she is such a strong woman... i look up to her more than anyone. im so greatful that chemotherapy exists. even though its so hard to see my mom sick, i know she is getting better. im so glad doctors are so smart. my mom is amazing.

i love the holidays so i can stuff my face with my family and sit around our kitchen table. im so thankful for so many things. heres a few...
-my family. my dad is the hardest working man i know and my mom is the most self-less person on this planet. my sisters are my best friends...basically, family is everything to me.
-the gospel. where would i be without it?
-my home. the happiest place on earth. (disney land has nothin on us booths.)
-education.i never wanted to go to college growing up. ever ever. im the laziest person ever. but i knew that when i decided to go, i was so lucky that i actually had a chance to further my education. "the only thing you can take with you from your time here on earth, is knowledge"
-a free country. we can worship how we want, live how we want, choose what we want, express ourselves how we want, become anything we want.. God bless America. Seriously.
-good friends. this year, i've learned that alot of friends come and go. but everyone who has came into my life has been there for a reason. i know i've found some life long friendships though. i've been influenced by so many people, and i'm so thankful i've had the friendships i've had. "its not about who you've known the longest, its about who came into your life and never left." That quote seems to get me by lately.

there is sooo much more. i'd go on about this forever if i could. life sucks alot of the time.. but when i step back and look at what i have, i feel so blessed. i'm a lucky girl.

Monday, November 24, 2008

okay okay, twilight.

so yes, its time. i'm going to take down my wall of half fake embarassment and talk about this.
twilight or twilight movie Pictures, Images and Photos
i read twilight a few years ago annnnd was super stoked that there was a movie coming out. in fact, my sisters and i would sometimes twi-stalk on the internet, finding out new details about it. we were stoked to see how this amazing teenage-hearthrob book would come out on the big screens. since everyone has done this, i'll do it as well.

what i liked about this movie..

-Jasper Cullen may be the funniest movie character ever. edward scissor hands anyone? i did not picture him like this. and laughed my arse off at him. probably the best character ever.

-How edward would laugh at the people's thoughts around him. "Money.. sex... money.. cat.." CAT!? hahahahhaha i laughed out loud for five minutes after he showed the creepy mans face thinking 'cat'.

-Edward in his ray ban sunglasses... when he puts his arm around bella and lets her know 'i'm going to hell anyways..' loved it. probably most in love with him at that moment.

-Baseball scene.. not as cheesy as i thought it'd be. i liked it. there.

-fricking mike and eric. they were hilarious.

-Charlie having about 3647238x more awkward moments in the movie with bella, than in the book.

-The biology scene when edward first sees bella. he almost vomited. hahahhahahaha stinky bella.

-Claire de Lune. (yes britt, my fav too :) )

what i didn't like..

-Edwards sparkly skin and him jumping around like Zaboomafoo the leamer. in the book it doesnt seem so goofy somehow.. but when put on screen.. i couldnt stop laughing.

-How they left out some of the cutest parts. like when edward and bella kissed by the jeep. or how bella and jacob didnt sit at their spot on the beach. how will they do it in the next movie now that they left it out!? but hey, what can ya do.

-The vampires hilarious run. a 'moon run' if you will. hahahahah just seeing their legs killed me. (thank you megan for laughing hysterically with me in the theater)

-they seemed to fall in love too fast. and bella didnt seem like she loved him.

-Jacob's 5 dollar wig he probably bought at 'Honks Dollar Store'.

-How bella smiled maybe ONCE in the whole movie.

-Edwards creepy stare he did too much. he needed to look at her more tenderly, please...even though he wanted to kill her. come on. too much creepy stare-age rob.

-How bella said she 'wasnt afraid', but looked like she wanted to crap her pants in the woods.

-stephanie being in the movie? awk.

if you've read all of this.. (kirk, brit, amylee, shleby, tami and probably kristin too... you are so twi-hardish.) i hope i'll like it more the second time. they did only have 36 mil budget. but oh well.

Monday, November 17, 2008

quote of the day..

"For beautiful eyes, look for the best in others.
For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

audrey hepburn Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

quote of the day

"Fearless is not the absence of fear. it's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. Fearless is falling madly in love again, even though you've been hurt before. Fearless is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again... even though every time you've tried before, you've lost. It's fearless to have faith that someday things will change. Fearless is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can't breathe without them. I think it's fearless to fall for your best friend, even though he's in love with someone else. And when someone apologizes to you enough times for things they'll never stop doing, I think it's fearless to stop believing them. It's fearless to say "you're NOT sorry" and walk away. I think loving someone despite what people think is fearless. Allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is fearless. Letting go is fearless. Then, moving on and being alright... that's fearless. No matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after. I think love is fearless." -taylor swift

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"i can top it..."

i got this text from my mom tonight.

"Ok, i read your blog about the men's bathroom. I can top it. When we were camping somewhere i went into the men/woman's bathroom where a toilet, sink and a urinal were. I was not that familiar with the in's and the out's of urinals. In fact i wasn't even sure the contraption next to the sink was a urinal. All i was really concerned with was that there was no soap. You know me. So low and behold i looked and found a cute little bar in a bowl thing next to the sink. As i reached for it, something in my head was screaming, It's not soap! ITS NOT SOAP! IT'S NOT SOAP! Just as i almost touched it, i figured it out. That IT was a urinal and the cute little soap thing was some sort of deodorant for pee in the urinal!! :( "

i laughed for about 10 minutes after i read this.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


my moms fortune cookie:

"you will soon witness a miracle"

:) love you ma

Friday, November 7, 2008

please let this brighten your day..

okay, its kinda long, but just watch a little bit of it. it will make you laugh, i promise. oh and ps im sorry about the language..its rap so i think its bound to have some crap in it. but just watch.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

quote of the day

"In reality, we're actually voting for a vice president, because McCain is gonna have a heart attack and die and Obama is gonna get assassinated." -Andra Thorne