Monday, June 28, 2010


Audrey says: "I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles."

Amen. But...

Nicole says "I believe in painted nails. I believe chocolate cures all. I believe in high heels. I believe that happiness comes from people, and not things. I believe in love. I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that angels watch. I believe in the magic of rainy days and thunderstorms. I believe in Disney. I believe in eternity. I believe in laughing when we want to cry. I believe in trying each day to be better. I believe in dreams, hopes, and desires. I believe in hugs. I believe in service. I believe in healing. I believe in being better than we thought we could be. I believe in counting blessings. I believe in faith. I believe in miracles. And most importantly I believe in him whom all miracles and blessings flow from. I believe that believing in Him, in action, and thought, is all that matters."

I still love to believe in the rest as well though.

And for the record, I also believe in Audrey.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Must Do Lawn...

I really am a pretty tough girl, don't let the 2" heels fool you. But there is one thing I simply detest.... mowing the lawn. Give me any other chore- I'll do the scrubbing, the mopping, the iron, and wash, the weeding the sweeping, painting, vacuuming, dishes, windows, mold, insect killing.. I'll do it all (sans the 2" heels) as long as I don't have to mow.

So, to my future husband, I'll do windows if you do the lawn.



An eternity of not mowing lawns sounds like heaven :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Falling Short

As soon as we would turn the corner, past the golf course and the park, we new we we were finally there. Once at our destination, after the hugs, kisses, quick walk around to see what changed, rubbing our feet over the rug by the fireplace and a little bouncing around on the water bed for good measure we would race to the best room in the house-the laundry room. The warmth, and smell of Tide would beckon and envelope us in as we stood against the wall. We'd squint our eyes as we tried with all our might to reach as tall as we could, then jump around to inspect. Often our eyes would grow large and our mouths drop as we examined just how much taller we'd grown over the years. And Pops would smile reassuringly, as if he knew all along.
Today, I didn't measure up. I didn't have to stand against a wall to check, or look at my Pops for reassurance, I just knew. In almost every aspect of my life today, I feel short of where I want, and where I need to be. (Ironically the one area I didn't fall short in today was physically-I was measured today and it turns out I am 5' 4 3/4"-who would have guessed.)
I'm not going to cry about it though 1-because I need to sleep, 2-I don't want red eye's tomorrow, and 3-It's different then when I was younger.
You see, back then, we would only get measured and marked one time each visit. Pops taught us that we wouldn't grow enough to notice in one day, but that it took time. Now that I'm older I understand that just because I am 5' 4 3/4" today doesn't mean tomorrow I will be 5' 5 3/4" tomorrow. A day can make all the difference now though. So tomorrow when I wake up I start fresh again, and although I'll never be all that I want to, with a little patience, hope, and humor I'll be better.
And with a my new girl madden's I'll be a little taller. (just in case I need extra help)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day Dad! I love you so much and feel truely privledged to have you as a father. Thanks for teaching me so many valuable lessons, most importantly to trust in the Lord, to work hard, and to love others. You are the best! I hope you enjoyed your day! I had fun celebrating with you!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Best Of Both Worlds


I must say, I've always thought I had the Best of Both Worlds. I get to go to school so close to my family. I still the the Sunday dinners, free laundry, fast Sunday's at Aunt Debbie's, my high school friends, hanging out with my sisters and a queen size bed.
Yet, Provo is far enough away from home to allow me to have space, the opportunity to learn to cook (ha ha yea right), another family (aka roommates), new experiences, a closeness to class so I wont be late (an even bigger yea right-ha ha literally and figuratively!!), and more of a social life, random dance parties, and plenty of things to laugh at.

I know what you're thinking-I have the life huh? The Best of Both Worlds(not in a Miley way-she was so 3 years ago. Comparing her music video to Zach Efron? Only if he's become a male stripper lately...) But sometimes I miss....

Yea, that's right. I miss the beautiful mountains, and the attractive boys everywhere, and Guru's (Oh Guru's.... you're so good to me...) and the rollerblading around the block, and the friends, and the monday/thursday tv nights, and studying in the park, and the beautiful tree lined streets, and the leg limboing contests.
So today I write this in the hope that someday, in about 6 months when the thought of leaving a beautiful country to attend school in classrooms and have to walk uphill in a blizzard just to get to a long boring lectures where we only talk of far away places instead of adventuring to them... seems like a nightmare, I will read this and remember that deep down, I love Provo. (and maybe after seeing how long that run on sentence is a classroom is still kind of needed)

But for now, I'll just visit Provo once in awhile, until LONDON calls :)

(Do you think London has a Yo Zone, because that is the heart of Provo my friends. Apple tart? Seriously who comes up with this stuff and can I marry them? If not, oh well.)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shout Out To This Man:


He works hard for his family

He knows how to have fun with his family

He supports his family

He makes sure his family is always happy and taken care of

He makes his family smile

He tries to give his family exactly what they need

He is a great example to his family

He loves his family

I missed him today, he was at work when I woke up and will still be there when I go to sleep. It's weird not seeing him.... (lets not even think about the whole 4 months without seeing him, or the rest of the family right now)

So, to the best family man I know: Thanks! I hope you had a good day, and that tomorrow is better. Love you

-T. (abbr. for secret nickname)

P.S. Also your the only 50 yr. old that can pull off the "we sing songs but are still cool look (Choir shirt and sweet shades? You're one cool dude!)

"It's Whatever"

[/Its/ /hwuht-ev-er/]; adj.

1-phrase used to describe feelings of one being totally fine or possessing no opinion on a matter for example:
Girl 1: Where should we go to lunch? Gurus? Jason's Deli? Sensuous Sandwich?
Girl 2: Oh I don't care it's whatever.
2-phrase used to describe one's feelings when one is in the state of being unsure of their feelings
Girl 1: Ohhh (insert girly squeal here) you're so in love.
Girl 2: No I'm not. It's just that, ugh I dunno...It's whatever
3- phrase used to avoid a specific topic that one doesn't want to address in order to avoid divulging one's true feelings despite the recipient already knowing how the other feels
Girl 1: Speaking of, have you heard from (insert boy's name here) lately?
Girl 2: No I haven't. No don't worry, it's ok.. I'm fine... It's whatever... Sooooo tell me about (insert other girl's man's name here)
4-phrase used to describe ones current station or position in life
Girl 1: So, tell me about all the fun you've been having!
Girl 2: I wish! Right now my life isn't too exciting. It's whatever though, I'm happy.

Note: it can also be used to simply make one laugh late at night

Yesterday all definitions of this phrase were put into place. Do I over use the "it's whatever" mantra? Maybe.. Oh well. It's whatever.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In the end...

It will be worth all the hours spent:

Writing up orders for blank posts

Auditing measurements and sending out bills

Avoiding the wrath of the one with anger management problems

Making small talk with the shop kid who starts a conversation with "you look..better" (seriously.. this is not even a joke)
And just sitting and waiting for something to do (the hours pass very slowly)

When I'm:

Shopping in Herrods

Taking evening walks in Hyde Park

Having tea in the Great Hall

Reading Austin on the coach ride to her house

Seeing Stone Henge

Eating crepes across the street from the Luvre

Falling in love with a new home, the great war, a new ward, and new friends

Minding the gap at the tube stations

Spending countless hours wandering museums and loving it

Watching plays at the Globe Theater

Strolling along the streets of Italy

Living in London!!!

I don't have a count down going because I don't want to get so excited that I miss the beauty that is around me today. However, when I'm sitting at my desk wishing I had something to do to pass the time, I daydream of London.