Friday, February 27, 2009

i unno?

so, my roomate nicole bunting was student teaching at the elementary school here on campus. this was a conversation held between her and one of her students, who is in 2nd grade... She was trying to help him count his numbers, and this was the result.

Nicole Bunting: okay, 1...2... what comes after 2 Alonso?
Alonso: ..umm.. i unno, butt cheek?

hahahahahhahahahahahha. for some reason, i laughed so hard. made my day.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

ode to mom and dad & thirty years ago, today

today is my mom's last chemo round. i can't tell you how happy i am...this is a monumental day people! this is the last time she'll ever (cross your fingers) have to go and get pumped full of those 3 expensive bags of medicine. (which we calculated.. are like liquid gold. the bags are like worth.. $27,000 or something. sweet.) Anyways, she's a fighter and has miraculously has not only carried herself through this, but the rest of her family as well. she is the most amazing woman i've ever known in my entire life and will know in my entire life, and i'm not just saying that because she's my mom. she is my rock. she would seriously do anything for her kids...heaven knows how many times she's had to calm me down from uncontrollable crying..mostly due to breakups. she knows exactly what to say, every time. she says the funniest things ever..and she doesnt even know she's funny, thats the best part about it. she makes jokes about her wigs, and doesnt complain near enough for being a cancer patient. we were talking about it the other day, and she said...
"don't worry honey, i'm not going to die. i have too much genealogy to do."

it was my pops birthday yesterday.... 51! i totally thought he was 54 for some reason. myyyyy bad. i dont tell my dad near as much how much i appreciate him as i ought to. hes basically super dad, and once again, im not just saying that because he's my dad. he basically built our whole house in california, he can put back together any engine, he can take apart and fix computers, make something broken work, kill spiders, does a mean job of mowing the lawn.. etc. and the thing is, he is not a contractor, mechanic, or exterminator for that matter. my dad just does not rest. he IS the energizer bunny. even on holidays.. you will not see him lounging around. he will be outside working on something until my mom yells for him to wash his hands and come in for dinner. he just doesnt stop. i can't believe how blessed i am to have such hard working parents.

my parents have raised 5 daughters in the church and continually bless us everyday. I'm so grateful i was raised in the gospel and have my parent's testimonies to look up to. my mom is a breast cancer survivor, and my dad is a survivor of living with six women. huzzah. happy last chemo day mom, and happy late birthday dad! bri and share forreevvahh!

p.s. this was the best thing i heard all day....

mom: "me and your dad had our first kiss, thirty years ago, today."


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Self-esteem boost at Lee's Grocery Store

Today.. while checking out at the grocery store.. the kind, shy and slightly awkward bagger saw that had i bought some slim-fasts. he looked at me and then said,

"you really don't need those."

slim fast Pictures, Images and Photos

Thank you Joseph the bagger, thank you.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

awkward moments define my life.

awkward. im not saying the kinda awkward that i try to use everyday to ease-horrible-situations kinda awkward.... (as if my life wasn't awkward enough...) im sayin the kind of awkward that makes a hole-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach kinda awkward made itself present to me today 3 times.

on a campus of oh...23,000 students...there is still a way to see the people you wish to never see again. or the people who wish to see you never again.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Letting go is fearless, then moving on and being alright...that's fearless too." -t swift