Thursday, April 30, 2009


until next semester.
it feels so great.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


is how much salad my family eats.

and they eat it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

it's that time again

summer is almost here,
school is done,
the grandparents are back...

time to move back to orem.

(hopefully for the last time)

Monday, April 27, 2009


that felt better.
a good time with friends always cheers me up.
i am taking matters into my own hands and finding a way to make this better.
here's hoping!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


lately i have felt that things are happening for reasons unknown to me. i think i have things planned out, and then they go off in a different direction. frustrating. i am in a rut right now and don't know how to get out. i'm stuck. everyone tells me, and i know this myself, that things happen for a reason. that is so hard for me. i can only see the surface of what is going on right now, and that i have to wait and see the rest of the iceberg later...sometime in the future when the frustrations are not so pressing. one day i am hoping to look back on this all and go "oh, that's why" and move on like it has made me a better person. i hope things go that way. i really hope.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

my new obsession

neon yellow, green, pink, purple
accessorized with a black flower
love it!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

so compelling

and i highly recommend it.
be forewarned--it is depressing, descriptive, and heart wrenching,
but probably one of the best books i have read about the Deaf experience.
what an eye-opener.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

plans for the summer

1. move back to the orem condo
2. work full time at a "lovely" summer job
3. welcome my nephew into the fam :)
4. attempt to get work off to go on some serious vacations
5. enjoy not having any homework
6. go boating (kelly- i am depending on you for this one)
7. find a place to buy (yes we are going to be mature adults and find a place of our own!)
8. put together my wedding album...procrastinated on that one for a few years...
9. read some good books that some of you suggested
10. and hopefully get a tan (probably a sunburn)

*i tag you all*

Saturday, April 18, 2009


jake's hiccups are cured.
thanks to a scoop of peanut butter.
marianne knows her stuff!

Friday, April 17, 2009

do you know...

the cure for hiccups?
jake has had the hiccups for a while now...which are some deadly ones.
we've tried...

holding his breath,
drinking water,
eating bread,
and a headstand.

poor jake.
any tips?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

while we were out

we ate some popcorn...

became life-size lifesavers...

saw some movie stars...
(hannah montana , rascal flats, and taylor swift. don't worry, it was just one movie)

paraded into church along with 1400 others
(yes that many showed up to church on sunday)

saw some wild animals

and enjoyed the pool a little too much :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009


for the weekend.
going to enjoy the warm weather and family
see you all when i get back!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

words of hope

"i hope when i get older i don't have a butt that looks like two volkswagen beatles trying to pass each other on the freeway"

i hope you don't either kelly.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Thank you!

to all of you who came to my makeup party!
(i wish i took pictures, but i was little busy...)

it was fun to play with makeup, face wash, and just to chat.

i heart you all!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


last night we walked through the door and smelt this really faint burning smell. the house was freezing and the furnace would not kick on. let's see...what could that mean? it's 11:45 at night and we think our furnace is broken. awesome. so we try calling everyone we know who can help us diagnose the problem. but, because they are normal people, unlike us, they are in bed asleep. so jealous. finally we broke down and called a 24 hour furnace repair company. some poor guy was pulled out of his sleep at 1:00 in the morning and drove all the way from payson to our house to see what the deal was. i am freaking out, of course, because it is getting colder and colder inside the house. the smell was getting worse, giving me an awful headache, and i start thinking of the worse things possible--we are going to die of poisoning, the furnace is going to blow up, my toes will have to be amputated from frost bite, and what about my makeup party the next day?!

luckily the guy shows up when i am about to lose it all and diagnoises the problem within 2 seconds. a couple hundred dollars later, the furnace was up and running immediatley killing the awful smell. ahh...relief. so jake and i crawl into bed around 3 in the morning toes and all intact. i'm wondering how i am going to stay awake for conference....

never have i been so grateful for a warm house!!!