Tuesday, July 27, 2010

nugget blog of wisdom

this is my lauren.
she posted this  little nugget of wisdom on her blog..and well.. you know those things you just really need to hear? its just exactly what i just needed to hear.

i'm homeeeee

i suck at blogging lately.
i've been home from hawaii for 5 days now.
i still havent seen everyone i've wanted to see yet!
i havent even seen my mama. she is in california. :(
i'll tell ya what i have been doing though: SLEEPING.
and even when i hang out with a certain boy? i end up FALLING ASLEEP at random intervals throughout the day.
gonnnnnna work on that.
anyways. so long. farewell. i'll catch you up on my hawaii-goodbye later when my eyelids arent droopy.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

We have enough..

"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity."

-Margaret D. Nadauld

(ps i love this picture. love it. 1 Ne 17: 2)

Happy Sunday.

Friday, July 16, 2010

i like.

listening to 40's music on warm summer nights in hawaii




nice 'i miss you' voicemails

sunsets over the ocean

pretty clouds

sleeping in

farmers markets

cherry blossoms & orchids

a cold room and warm covers

thai mango and sticky rice dessert

putting on makeup for the first time after summer

coconut shampoo


Thursday, July 15, 2010


me: boys, i want you to be good the whole rest of this week because i'm leaving soon..ok?
chasey: .....wha...what? but i might.. i might miss you!

so the truth comes out. after i've been:

spit on
hit on
yelled at
screamed at
flirted with
whined at
ran from
and just hated on in general by two darling little boys...

the truth comes out.

here are chasey's latest chaseyisms so i dont forget..

"Di you know that Octimus Prime...."


"..an..an...an there was this big giant graping whole dat you.. dat you coul um, fall into."

"nosepose!" (when he runs up to my face and give sme eskimo kisses. don't ask me where he got the phrase 'nosepose')


"wha can i have to eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat?"

"Ca i have a pocksickle?"


oh chasey. how you entertain me for days on end.
you're especially a good boy when cadens at summer camp.
i also love how my laptop can entertain you for days on end as well.
especially realizing there are avatars and funny voices.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

there are two things i love..

Sassy gay boys.

i mean.. i really love shakespeare. i got this really nice edition of the Complete Works for Christmas..AND i just ate up my Shakespeare Lit class freshman year.
(Bless you, Advanced Theater 06-07, for making me this way)

..and funny gay boys just light up my day. mostly because of two people:

ANYWAYS, enjoy the video. you can thank Brady Mathews for introducing this gem to me.
(also.. i apologize for the 2 naughty wordsat the end :/ )
(and no brady is not gay, though he enjoys sassy humor)

Monday, July 12, 2010

quote of the day

“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”
— Mother Teresa

Good ol M.T.
Bless your heart.
Seriously..Bless it.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


“Patience—the ability to put our desires on hold for a time—is a precious and rare virtue. We want what we want, and we want it now. Therefore, the very idea of patience may seem unpleasant and, at times, bitter. Nevertheless, without patience, we cannot please God; we cannot become perfect. Indeed, patience is a purifying process that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, and offers hope for peace.”
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, July 9, 2010


why did i JUST discover this website?

my insomnia is going to go from shopping online with no intentions of buying things to rofling my guts out reading failbook.........................maybe that sounded too much like a status update, maybe it didnt.

Funny Facebook Fails

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010


click this little gem.

why is this so funny to me?
maybe because my dog is so stupid.

thank you tami for reblogging this.
i choked on my juice i was drinking because i was trying so hard to be quiet and not burst out laughing during cartoons with the boys today.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

i think the sky is closer here.

island blackouts make for pretty killer star gazing nights.
no lights + middle of pacific ocean + feeling like the sky is right ontop of your head.... = beauty. i decided that next saturday i'm going up to mauna kea (the observatory) to go check it out. i can't WAIIIIIT. (ps yes this photo was taken from that very observatory i'm going to! the nerd inside of me cannot wait.)

it sort of was quite the terror movie when rebecca and i were suddenly told to leave walmart because the power was NOT coming back on. and if youve ever been in a giant warehouse in the pitch black? not okay. (we proceeded to try on fake wedding rings for another 5 minutes before they told us to REALLY get out). my first thought was a murderer probably did it to kill some people. or steal stuff or something.

after waiting it out on the bench outside the next 20 minutes, we decided to call it a night when 70 yr old creepermccreeperson rolled up in an old truck and asked us 'beautiful ladies' if we needed a lift somewhere...he then shouted how attractive he thought we were as he tore away. rebeccas response? "ITS PITCH BLACK OUT HERE- YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE US YA BIG CREEP!!!!!!!!!"

mind you, i was terrified driving home from kona because all the streetlights were out. and that narrow palani highway is bad enough because of the little wild devil goats that hop out onto the road at random intervals throughout the day. this is no joke. feral mountain goats seem to make lava rock their home sweet home.

along with devil goats, are little squirrel looking things with super long tails..which i ran over the other day. and when i say 'ran over' i mean the squirrel thing was petrified in the middle of the road holding a nut or something, and i refused to swerve..so the little varmint just got a nice view of the underside of the car while its little heart probably stopped. poor thing. funny though. (also, as i was googling "hawaiian squirrels" since i didnt know the REAL name of them.. found this little gem. i bet this is what the little guy looked like after i ran over him.

in other news, i went to the most amazing secret little beach here. its right before a really popular beach, so no one really cares to check it out.. but its this adorable little white sand cove that alot of families go to because the waves arent too bad. after a few days of going here and falling in love with it...i decided to try out the snorkeling. holy cow. amazing. i've never experienced anything like it in my entire life! i felt like i was swimmin with nemo & friends. everywhere i looked were the most beautiful tropical fish..and even right up by the shore, was this huge school of opaque no-name tropical fish that you can only see underwater. there were probably 200 of them just hangin out, nbd. it was breathtaking. i wanna conquer my fear and go a BIT farther out past the rocks..but lets be real. ever seen 'shark week' on the discovery channel? i refuse to ever be a guest on that show. case closed.

(note: the woman in the bikini is not me. OBVIOUSLY. just.. those are the fish that i saw.)

ps- after my amazing snorkeling adventure...i gazed over to the beach across the way that was even more secluded....wondering how on earth those little fellows doing yoga got over there...

and then i realized that they were naked.

all naked.

that is not okay with me.
the end.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Everything will be alright

“When we strive to keep the commandments of God, repenting of our sins and promising our best efforts to follow the Savior, we begin to grow in confidence that through the Atonement everything will be all right.”

-Wilford W. Andersen