Friday, October 30, 2009

Spice Up Your Life!

The Original: Posh, Sporty, Scary Ginger, Baby
And now.. our more moddest yet hotter version:

Posh, Baby, Sporty, Scary and Ginger
Thats right-it's awesome!

We even had the perfect shoes! B does the perfect Posh face

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Exactly one year ago..

I had an unexpected phone call during dinner

I couldn't hear what my Pops was telling me

Once I understood I wish I didn't hear it

I was angry, I felt like he gave up

Once I was permitted to come down, he explained it

And I felt peaceful

And I defended his decision

And I held his hand

And we cried

And he told me he loves me so much

And a year later, I still know that as strongly as if he was holding my hand telling me that again

And I still feel that peace that the decision was right

And although it was a hard day, exactly a year ago, it was the day that I realized that the hardest things are usually the right ones

And that he loves me, even if he had to go.

I love you Pops.

Monday, October 19, 2009

And Today Was A Day Just Like Any Other...

Ok, not really. I spent a grand total of 7 hours studying today, 3 hours of taking tests, and 2 hours of class. Not like any other day! As a general rule I usually try not to exceed the hours of I get of sleep the night before by the hours I study in one day, but today was an exception. In one way it was like any other day though.

Last night I prayed for very specific things, one of which was cloudy/rainy weather today. I knew it would be a long day, and that it would be a quiet day-the perfect kind of day for my favorite kind of weather-Rain.

Not everything I prayed for was answered in the way I would have hoped. Despite that though, it was a beautiful, grey skied, windy, rainy day. I think my Heavenly Father knew I would need that to make it through everything else. When all else seemed depressing, the rain made me smile.

Like any day, Heavenly Father answered my prayers. Not all in the way I hoped, but he did grant me my desire for rain. So tonight my prayer is not one of pleading, but of gratitude.

Gratitude for rain, for cloudy skies, for beautiful red and yellow leaves, for my health as well as the health of my roommates, for frozen yogurt, for my purple scarf, for a mom who puts up with my phone calls-even when I don't have anything to say, for friends, for an ankle brace, for a later due date in IR, for the love sac, for patience, for trials, for determination, for a new day in the morning and the fresh start it brings, for a comfy bed, for peace, for the gospel, for my Savior and today, especially today, for prayers being answered. Because they always are.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Post Thats Worth 1,000 Words

While fb stalking with my roommates tonight I was tracking down pictures of certain people on my computer and I found a ton of old pictures I forgot about and love. And I mean love-a good picture just does that too me. Ya know, I get a little weak in the knees, sometimes shed a few tears, make mental pro and con lists of it's flaws and admirable traits, you get the picture! (no pun intended) So I decided to take you on a little tour of some of the most epic picture moments of my life... so, hold on tight here we go!

Our first picture was taken on the sunny roads of Florida, on a trip where all I did was take bubble baths(while watching tv-the hotel was awesome), drink diet coke at the bar, lay by the pool, and play in Disneyworld with my dad. It was trip for relaxation, and rejuvenation-which is exactly what I did while poor dad was in meetings all day. After a long senior year of high school I needed a little peace before embarking to college, and obviously from the picture, peace is what I found!

Next, I'd like to tell you about another love of mine-FOOTBALL. Well my senior year in high school all hell broke out with the football team. More than half the starters quit and the drama that followed could rival the drama of the drill team on a normal day. With half our starters gone most of the boys that played were freshman. We won 2 games that seasons. The two pictures that follow were taken that season, and each one captures the feelings of the season perfectly-amazing triumph, and difficult circumstances.

Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of going to New York City, seeing plays on Broadway, walking in Central Park, riding the subway, shopping, and drinking a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity... Last year my family went on vacation there and all of my NYC dreams came true. The next pictures are two of my favorite places in New York. (Also one of the very best family vacations ever. And so needed before I moved away!)

December of last year was one of the hardest months of my entire life. Prayers and family are what got me through, and kept me sane. The picture of the rose makes me remember that beautiful things can come in hard times. The picture of my house reminds me of the importance of friends and the picture of my mom and I on Christmas night reminds me that with my family's support I can accomplish anything.

Graduation: the most epic day ever.. ha ha ha not-it was kinda overrated, but this picture is the most epic of the day, it captures the moment so perfectly! 'Go Big 08'

And finally....

ha ha the girls would kill me, but you have to admit that it's pretty epic.. and it never fails to make me laugh, which is an awesome quality for a picture to have :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I woke up eleven=good
I had class at noon=not so good

I wore my favorite scarf=great

I showered=obviously good
I went to class in the chilly air with wet hair=obviously not so good

I studied for a few hours straight=good
I now know every country in North and South America, Africa and the Middle East=even better
I rewarded my study efforts with a smore and an episode of gossip girl=even better than the even better before

I was nine minutes late for class=not so good
I made it to class=awesome

I'm going to bed before 2 AM in the first time in days=the BEST

Today=A fabulous day!!