Oct 27, 2010


I wanted to write a big rambler about the woes of dealing in money.. but this song by Josh Wilson pretty much sums it up. Take a little listen and (hopefully) you won't regret it.
(Also, I apologize for the messiness, but I couldn't find it on playlist.com and I'm too lazy to try and make the video prettier.)

Oct 7, 2010


Here's one of those posts I know you all love-- the rambling type.
These are the kinds I tend to write when I have a lot of repeating thoughts that I can't seem to figure out inside my little head. Typing them out and trying to make them understandable for other people helps me a lot.

First order of business is General Conference.
I have to admit, I didn't connect with as many talks as usual this conference. There were one or two that answered questions I had, but the majority of the time I found myself thinking, "This is a great story".
One of the few that did stick out to me was, along with the rest of the world, President Packer's. However, at first I was perplexed at the response it recieved. While I was listening it seemed that it was the talk that was written especially for me. It was exactly what I needed to hear. It was full of love and pleading to make a greater effort to return to the Father in Heaven that loves and created me. For that, I know that Pres. Packer is a prophet, and I stand by whatever he preaches to be truth. I had to listen to it a second time to realize how it could offend those who may believe differently. I understand that it may seem like ignorance. I don't want to debate about it, so please, if you disagree with me, don't post a comment on my blog. I WILL DELETE IT. I'd love to hear your opinion about the matter, so give me a call or shoot me a text. However, if you say anything rude, hurtful, or insulting to MY beliefs, I will discontinue the conversation. 

Secondly, I want to talk about a little realization I've had recently. You know the saying "It's the thought that counts"? Well, I disagree. I've decided that the things that mean the most to me are so impactful because of the effort involved. Whether it be a tighter hug, a little note, or a smile, it makes a world of difference. Imagine hugging someone that you like. Hugging them is pleasant enough, but when the embrace is tightened a little, your heart warms and a smile will appear involuntarily. At least, that's how it is for me.

Third, I want to discuss towel size.
It's ridiculous. When I was little, towels were the right proportion for my body. Why can't they grow at the same rate that I do? I'm tempted to buy a blanket-sized towel. If those don't exist, I'll sew 4 towels together. I want to be encompassed in warmth when I get out of the shower, pool, lake, whatever. I don't want to rub my skin off with a rag and then attempt to cover my body with it.

The fourth order of business is the weather.
I was chatting away with a quite attractive someone about the way Utahns are never pleased with the weather. Naturally there are exceptions.. like me. I love all types of weather. But generally, the public is displeased with whatever the sky decides to do that day. For example, it's been a relatively warm Autumn this summer, and I've only heard one or two positive responses about it. On the other hand, if it were a normal or even slightly chillier than normal Autumn, the world would be utter chaos. People would raid coat stores, they would light houses on fire just to stay warm, etc., etc.. Okay, wait. Maybe not that extreme. BUT there would be a heckuva lot o' complainin round these parts. You can't disagree (or i'll kill you).

Fifth is my hair.
Should I dye it darker? It's been a while.

Sixth is my fam.
I love them. I love them lots and lots. They are the reason I'm so awesome. (seriously.)
With Chris and Paul in NJ on their adventure that's called "Life".. it makes me realize how much I really love 'em. Also, it makes me realize how AWESOME it is that I get to be with them FOREVER AND EVER.

Older picture.. I think it's right after Eric's Homecoming.

That is all.

Oct 1, 2010

Myspace Gems

I spent SO much time there.

One of the beauties I found whilst re-visiting my Jr. High life was the following list. It's pretty darned similar to some of the things I write on here. I guess I haven't changed much. I love to think about things I love. 
Heeeeere we go! My Natural Highs (or things that automatically make me feel good) are:

1. Lake Powell.
2. Laughing so hard my stomache hurts.
3. Stars.
4. Playing in the rain.
5. Playing the trumpet
6. Getting mail.
7. Playing music that fits my mood and singing insanely loud along with it.
8. Doing a mass cleaning in my room, only to watch all the clothes and crap pile up again.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Layers. Whether on cake or in clothing.
11. Shakes. Only good flavors.
12. Foot massages at Lake Powell.
13. Laughing with my family. Especially those times when none of us can stop. My moms eyes water, my stomache hurts, someone snorts, etc.
14. A deep conversation. Usually about religion, but can be otherwise
15. Trying to comprehend uncomprehensible things.. like eternity.
16. Talking about my siblings. Sorry if it's annoying, but they're my favorites.
17. Painting. Painting clothing, paper, wood, a wall. Whatever.
18. Making someone smile.
19. Reading for a whole day.
20. Cooking. Sewing. All that mom stuff :)
21. Being around a person who, whether joking or not, will never say anything rude to you,or about anyone else.
22. Being called gorgeous, pretty, beautiful, instead of cool, cute, or hot.
23. Waking up early, thinking it's time to get up.. and then realizing i have 3 more hours to sleep.
24. Dressing up in strange outfits and walking somewhere, and then watching peoples reactions.
25. Watching good shows with my family.
26. Wrapping up in a blanket, putting a hood on, and hiding from the world...just for a moment.
27. Arby's and Noodles and Co.
28. Waterskiing!
29. Watching the sunRISE.
30. Learning something i know i'll use.. like.. how to make a really good dessert, etc.
31. Flying Dreams!
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Learning a really hard piece on the piano or trumpet.
34. Swings. This one should be higher up on the list.
35. Climbing Trees.
36. Designing a dress and loving it.
37. My family.
38. Music.
39. The song "Armor of God"
40. Scaring or surprising someone. Also Being Scared or surprised.
41. Singing with the family.
42. Waking up early and feeling wonderful the whole day.
43. Those little crushes that never go away.
44. Thinking/dreaming about the future.
45. Being complimented.
46. Rigoletto, haha, cheesy. i love the music.
47. Back Scratches!
48. Payday!
49. Doodling in a boring class.
50. Smiling at old mistakes, smiling for future possibilities

That was fun. :)
Oh, here's another little blurb. It was under the "Who I'd Like to Meet" section. I guess I took it a little too seriously, but it still resonates with my values in relationships. Here it goes!

Anyone with standards the same as (if not higher than) mine. Anyone who knows what I'm going through, who can share my pain, who can comfort me, and who can help me feel peace. Anyone who can make me feel comfortable with myself, and not make me feel like I need to change to have them as a friend. Anyone I can trust with my deepest, darkest secrets.. (since I have so many.. haha). Anyone who's willing to stick with me through it all, and not just when i'm having good days. Anyone who watches Seinfield, who eats when i eat (haha.. that's a personal pet peeve of mine), who doesn't have to ask if they can have a drink of water, but isn't rude or impolite. Anyone who can tell what I feel by looking at my expressions. Anyone who compliments me when I look hideous. Anyone who simply wants to be my friend for being my friend, not for the social status. Anyone who will let me help them, and in turn can help me.

Just for the sake of entertainment, here's long-haired, copper-top Celeste!