"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. It's amazing how fast the year goes by when you keep busy doing things. With school, work, family, and friends time sure does fly. This year for Thanksgiving I spent the holiday with Jacob and Nicole at Nicole's aunt's house. So kind of my relatives but not really. There was good food and they were nice. We played some games and I learned that I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader. Sad day. Hopefully BYU doesn't find out otherwise they might kick me out :)

Thanksgiving night I stayed the night with Jacob and Nicole at their apartment so I wouldn't have to be alone at mine again. It was fun because Nicole and I spent a few hours going over black Friday ads. We got up early on Friday morning and did some Christmas shopping. I am proud to say it's almost December 1st and I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. Hooray! Now that Thanksgiving is over I decided it's time for a Christmas-themed background. :)

BYU had their final game of the season. Against Utah of course. We ended up winning 26-23 in over time. It was probably the most intense sporting event I've ever watched. Ever. It was a pretty exciting game and I'm glad I stuck around here to see it. The funny thing is normally I like the color red. I look good in the color red but there's just something about game day that makes red the most repulsive color. That just goes to show that I'm truly a cougar at heart. Go Cougars!

I'm really glad that I got to have a break from school. It was nice but I really don't want to go to class tomorrow. :/ Gotta do it though. Only a few more weeks until I can have a bigger break from school. And then on to final semester as an undergrad. Scary...

On a happier note...last Thursday marked two weeks until it's my birthday. Yay! I just need to get through the last of my assignments and then I can enjoy my birthday and then get ready for the dreaded finals.

President Thomas S. Monson said: I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now. (Ensign November 2008)

Good luck to everyone these last few weeks of classes and getting ready for Christmas. But always remember to "Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family."

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Becky put this up earlier today. So I thought I'd repost it too.

1. Were you named after anyone? I have my mom's middle name but that's about it

2. When was the last time you cried? I was going to say last week but I just started to for almost no reason at all...I hate being a girl sometimes

3. Do you like your handwriting? Most of the time.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Turkey, hands down

5. Do you have kids? No

6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Of course

7. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Haha, funny question.

8. Do you still have your tonsils? Most definitely.

9. Would you bungee jump? Heck no!

10. What is your favorite cereal? Honey Bunches of Oats

11. Do you untie your shoes? Rarely.

12. Do you think your strong? No, not really

13. What is your favorite ice cream? Cookies 'n cream.

14. First thing you notice about people? Usually their smile or eyes

15. Red or Pink? Pink

16. Least favorite thing about yourself? I'm way too emotional.

17. Who do you miss the most? I miss Kellie a lot as of recently. I miss the talk we used to have.

18. What color shoes are you wearing? None. Just socks.

19. What was the last thing you ate? A strawberry

20. What are you listening to right now? Forever and Always by Taylor Swift

21. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Purple! Duh!!

22. Favorite smells? Freshly baked bread, clean clothes, my niece.

23. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Nicole

24. Favorite sports to watch? Probably BYU football

25. Hair Color and Eye Color? Brown and Hazel.

26. Favorite Food? Enchiladas.

27. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy endings

28. What color of shirt are you wearing? Salmon

29. Last movie you watched? A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

30. Hugs or kisses? Hugs!! I could use one right now too

31. What book are you reading right now? Just books for school

32. What'd you watch on TV last night? Nothing. No TV in my apartment

33. Farthest you've been from home? Mexico

34. Are you bored at work? Depends. Sometimes

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I am so ready for Thanksgiving to come around the corner. It's only a week and a day away. Actually, I'm more excited for my Thanksgiving break from school than the actual holiday. I'm not going home again this year so I won't be with a lot of family for the holiday plus all of my roommates are going to be gone and I will miss them so much. On the bright side, after Thanksgiving there's only a few weeks or so until my birthday, I get to go home, and Christmas!!! I'm so excited for Christmas this year because my whole family will be together including Jacob, Nicole, and Samantha.

One of the reasons I'm excited for Thanksgiving is that I get to sleep past 7:00 am. I never get to do that during the week. It will be a nice treat for me. I'm still not sure what I'll be doing on the actual day of Thanksgiving but I'm sure I'll figure it out this weekend. Hopefully. I just have to make it through a few classes next Monday and Tuesday (which has been magically transformed into Friday by the power of BYU). It shouldn't be too bad though.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Try to be thinking about the things you are grateful for in the coming days as the holiday approaches. I love you all and enjoy your holiday wherever you may be :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


This year for Halloween I dressed up with my roommates. We were the peanuts characters: Ashley was Charlie Brown, Mary was Snoopy, Shauna
was the Little Red-Headed Girl, and I was Lucy van Pelt. It was so much fun. We had a ward party the day before Halloween and then on Halloween we went to a stake activity and watched a movie with our neighbors.

Me as Sally :)

We ran into our good friend, Jane, at the stake activity. I love you, Jane!

This picture is a little dark. Sorry! But it's a group shot

The 3 of us at the ward party

Doughnuts on a string. Go, Ashley!

I love my roommates so much and I'm glad that we could dress up together and have such a good time this year. Last year I didn't do much for Halloween so I'm glad that we had a fun time this year. :)