Me, Myself and I

Friday, July 29, 2011

Advancing...

So much change.
differences.
revolutions and transformations.

1st off.
I'M MOVING TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
Or just west of it, in a little town called Natick.
I will be a Nanny Part-Time, and need to find another job out there!
I'm soooooo excited for this missionary/worldy/romantic experience!
I'm so oober blessed!

2nd thing on my mind.
BEST FRIEND GOING ON MISSION.
What do most people do when their best friend leaves them for two years?!

3rd thing.
MY ENTIRE WORLD IS CHANGING.
When Elder.Pants leaves,
Then goes Kay Kay to the far off unknown.
Then Netty to school!!
I don't know if I can handle all this.. CHANGE
But I'm trying.
Anything is possible as long as God's on your side.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Obsessed

Since the first day of 8th grade,
I knew I wanted this black girl to be my best friend.
And... I usually get what I want :)
From the beginning, 
we have been through everything.
literally..
EVERYTHING.
She makes me laugh harder than anyone in the entire world.
(and that's a lot of people!)
Thanks my dearest friend.
You are fabulous.
GRACIAS.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An Invite for Bug Bites

 Idaho is beautiful.
Usually, when I think of Idaho, I think Napeloen Dynamite.
Dirt. Llamas and Pedro.
But 3 hours north of Idaho Falls, is the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen!
I didn't get to go inside, but I saw the Idaho Falls temple...
STUNNING!
Where we camped was very close to a small town called Hailey.
1/2 of it is owned by Bruce Willis!
Tons of famous people have cabins and summer homes up near that area!
One of them = Tom Hanks.
Below: Picture of a drive by shooting of his home:
It took 6 hours from Springville to get to where we were going.
So of course, I kept myself busy by doodling.
Here is an example of the doodles that I doodled:
When we got there, at the cabin.
I think a radar went out to all the bugs:
"Fresh Meat!!!"
(also known as... ME.)
You may think the below image is of my elbow.
NOPE. It's my very first bug bite/s
As most of you know, I am planning on being a Nanny this coming fall
(which I am VERY excited for!)
So throughout this entire week, I was with the children for most of the time.
My heart felt so... FULL.
Below are some photos of the precious angels.
(who weren't always precious!)
They were very ... cute.
One thing that I did with the older kids, was draw pictures on their fingers!
(genius right!!?)
They loved doing that! 
All in all,
Learning Experience.
But good, I just continued in reading my scriptures DAY & NIGHT 
I didn't want to chance anything :)
If you have never gone to Idaho.
Do it.
It's worth it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Go with the flow

It's 3:03am.
I'm sitting all alone in my dark house with only the typing of keys and blowing fan to keep me awake.
I am utterly exhausted, sunburned and with a head cold to boot.
One word,
Idaho.
(sorry guys, not Wyoming! haha)
I'll have pictures to show and stories to tell,
but for right now, I just wanted to say a little something about God.


Honestly, those who know me, know that I dislike hiking/camping/out-doors-dirty-stuff
but for some reason, when Michelle asked me to go to her family reunion up in Idaho,
I said yes.
For sure, I wouldn't do it again anytime soon....
But I'm grateful for the experience and to learn more personally that God is always watching out for me.
ALWAYS.
Every single day when I awoke to the sun shining through my tent, it was a day to be......... alive.
On one of the days, I went for a walk on my own.
I was sitting beside this BEAUTIFUL stream that just kept saying to me...
"Go with the Flow."
Just like that, 
"Go with the Flow."
So, to make a long post short, That is my goal ---->  TO GO WITH THE FLOW.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Giraffa Camelopardalis

I think I am in love.
Don't be too shocked because it has been a long time in the making.
But seriously, I LOVE giraffes. 
I want to own one.
Or two.
Maybe a herd.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pennies for Plasma

When I was born,
(19 years ago from tomorrow)
There were many complications and my mother almost died.
But because of 4 pints of a blood transfusion from members of my families ward,
She lived.
And I did as well.

Today I had the privilege to save lives.
I donated my plasma.
It was a very rigorous process, but in the end, I felt extremely thankful to my Heavenly Father.
We are SO SO blessed.
How much do we take for granted?

"An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship." -Spanish Proverb

Saturday, July 9, 2011

UP

Sometimes, Utah is extremely lame.
And other times, you can find some pretty cool things to do/see.
This is one of the amazing things... CLICK HERE!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Books change things

Have you ever read a book and realized that your view of the world is suddenly shifted?
Everytime I read the Book of Mormon, I always feel better.
Everytime I read Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, I realized what I can work on.
Everytime I read Goose Girl, I just feel happy about love and life.

This time, it's called The Alchemist.
"All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sane, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation. Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there."
"I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living now."
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” You’ve got to find the treasure, so 
that everything you have learned along the way can make sense."
“When you are in love, things make even more sense, he thought.”
“Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World."

My favorite quote from the entire book:
“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

Everybody should read this book. 
It will change your life.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Camel-Lynn

At this very moment, my family is driving to the airport to drop off my older sister.
Kam-Bam.
It's a weird feeling because I've had it over and over again.
She is moving to Massachusetts and might be gone for a loooong time.
But even after all of the many times that she has left, I still feel sad about it.
Kam cried when she hugged me good-bye.
Wow. I love her.
I remember the summer she was 16.
She worked at a summer-girl-camp and was gone all throughout the week, 
then come home on weekends. 
But this summer (I must of been turning 14) was grandparent summer.
I had been staying with my Grams & Rodge and because of complications, 
didn't come home for about a month.
Anyways.
When I finally got home, my Mom took me to pick up Kam for the weekend.
I'll always remember this moment.
Right when we saw eachother, we burst into tears.
It was the first time we had been apart for so long.
We just hugged and hugged.
She smelled of camp-fire and tacos.
But I still held on to her.

Cherish your families.
We never know how long we have to be together.
"Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. 
 Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, 
yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted."

Friday, July 1, 2011

Everybody has a laughing place

"Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on."

I'm going to be honest, cause honesty is the best policy.
Life has been hard lately.
Everyday takes effort for me.
What I'm lacking = Ambition.
My entire life has felt like a desire to do what God wants me to do.
But it seems like God wants ME to decide what I want.
And here is the problem.
I want to get an education.
I want to go on a mission.
I want to get married in the temple.
I want to raise a family.

Now is the problem..... $$
My heart seems to be braking. I want to go to school SO BAD.
And yet, I wasn't planning on SVU to bankrupt me.
I wasn't planning on going anywhere BUT SVU.
I wasn't planning on being a failure in life.
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But this isn't supposed to be a depressing post.
Life is good.
Life is sweet.
"An optimist laughs to forget, a pessimist forgets to laugh."
I've been trying to forget my problems, and so I laugh.
Here is the good news people:
In the past two days, I haven't laughed as hard as I did, for more than a year.
Laughter can create happiness and I am happy.
Confused, a tad worried, and ambition-less.
But happy.
Thank-you Moo-Mo & Netty.