quote of however-long-I-feel-like:

Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars.

Suppose we have.

Then all I can say is that, in any case, the made - up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones.

-Puddleglum, The Silver Chair

Monday, November 29, 2010

kinda freaking out here.


I'm kinda freekin out here.

Today, in an hour I have a meeting with Val Brinkerhoff to go over my portfolio. Help me choose the ten I should send in: here.

Tomorrow, I have to submit said portfolio, but only with ten pictures.

Tomorrow Night, I have my stake president's interview.

(From here on, is  hopeful)

Wednesday Morning, my papers will be sent in.

Thursday, I will be assigned.

Next Week, I will have my call.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

sistah mishunreez.

So, here's Tamarra's blog. She's currently serving in the Temple Square mission. I love her.

 Her sister (i think) posts her emails once a week.

This is Niecie. She's going to the mtc tomorrow then on to Brazil! Her blog is awesome. Especially her farewell talk. She's very truthful about her preparation and waiting period.

If you have any other recommendations, let me know!

Monday, November 15, 2010

things for today.

I want this. 

And here's my mission picture. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Meet Radical Face:

Love the lost boy feel.

Watch it to 1:30 at least.

Monday, November 1, 2010

i got de germs

sickness + hibernation + crazy cough syrup = me not being able to sleep well

so, due to this movie:

(srsly, reyna you were looking for something spooky and magical, well this is it. i will watch it 1,000 times over)

i want these journals:

i think the whole set would be good for my mission, no?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Yes, I do live on the moon. 

Do I look more like: 

or this: 

Curses, I think I know the answer. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Because I am in lurve with these.





Thumbelina? ... 

These are all guesses. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I've been told 3 times by strangers that I look like the girl from pomplamoose. I show my little sister this picture and ask if I look like her. Sydney says, "yes. but your face is rounder."

Maybe I need to lose weight.

happy birfday!

okay guys, tonight was my second shot at skinny dipping. and it was cold! it was more of a, run into the water, splash around a little, and then run out. someday, i will have a good experience with swimming neked. 

also, we celebrated the end of american heritage (in reality it was jess's birthday) at sammy's!

 also, i'm sorry for copping out and just sticking these in black and white. but i can't figure how to get my iphoto pics to lightroom. bah.

Happy Birthday Puffer! Love you!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


 You know those days when you get the mean reds?

 The mean reds. You mean like the blues?

No. The blues are because you're getting fat, and maybe it's been raining too long. 
You're just sad, that's all. 
The mean reds are horrible. 
Suddenly you're afraid, and you don't know what you're afraid of. 

Do you ever get that feeling?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

orem library!

why i love the orem public library: 

okay, the gorgeous and HUGE puppet theater. 

i feel like this *might* be hercules. reyna, help me out here.

something from arabian nights, i'm sure. 


and the creepy guy on the bus. buhh...

now, my favorite part of the stained glass is on the other blog. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010



I found that list of goals I made over the summer!

it's funny to see how my views change.

  1. read patriarchal blessing once a month
  2. buy books from the library
  3. finish season 4 of x-files
  4. review my hebrew vocabulary
  5. sort though clothes & get rid of old junk
  6. go to bed before 11 pm
  7. wake up before 8 am
  8. volunteer once a week
  9. attend the temple once a week
  10. finish my homework the day it's assigned
  11. apply to byu jerusalem center
  12. go to salt lake once a month
  13. study spanish an hour every day
  14. read el libro de mormon
  15. weekend bagel runs
  16. do all of my visiting teaching
  17. go to general conference
  18. help alexia
  19. ride my bike more
  20. go jogging
  21. keep up my blog
  22. travel once a year
  23. study five languages
  24. take kids to the library every weekend
  25. sunday picnics
  26. family home evening
  27. express love and gratitude daily
  28. have a family book club
  29. take daily pictures
  30. learn how to fix a car
  31. learn a musical instrument (i'd even settle for the harmonica)
  32. regular family temple trips
  33. talk things out
  34. hug
  35. adopt a child
  36. lockers
  37. family council 
  38. sundays are holy
  39. take art classes
  40. have a library
  41. index my books and keep a record of when i last read each book
  42. live in a foreign country for a year
  43. be a missionary
  44. meet all of the living apostles
  45. open a shop
  46. keep my tumbling skills
  47. go raw for a month
  48. cut off technology for a month
  49. swim great barrier reef
  50. create my own charity
  51. run a marathon
  52. raise kids to be bilingual
  53. build an igloo
  54. ride a camel
  55. see aurora borealis
  56. go skinny dipping
  57. get some henna
  58. own a motorcycle
  59. attend a temple dedication
  60. see nessie

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 18 1/2.

I really just like my shoes. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Volume Two!

Lurve, Love, Amor, Al-Hubb, Ahav, and any other way you want to say it.

I am so in love with Zooey Deschanel. She & Him Volume Two = obsession.

A review: "Though Ward is a master instrumentalist, Deschanel's vocal affects and childlike rhymes sometimes veer into twee overload; she can seem too in love with her own adorability."

Who cares? I'm in love with her adorability.
If you can't sleep: 
If the world is cold, but the sun shines the same
Shut your eyes, there are bluer skies
For you're embraced in my heart
Goodbye shadows

I'm not a prophet, old love is in me.
New love just seeps right in
And it makes me guilty
Why do you look like this?
Not all that bad.
I'll see you sometime
Sometimes lonely isn't sad.
Don't Look Back:
Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone  
But I never had yours.

Ridin' In My Car: 
And I can't find no true love
Oh baby, it's so hard
And I still think about you
Every time I'm riding in my car

Lingering Still:
I like to mean what I say
But it doesn't always come through
Cause if I say it all again again again again it doesn't make it more true.

And the world's like a science
And I'm like a secret.
And I saw you lingering still
I saw you lingering still.

- More to come!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I just watched Penelope, and it was love.

remember how i love him? and he has an accent? and he loves penelope even with her piggy nose? 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

tat. pt. 1

look how real that seems!

who doesn't want a finger light saber?

ow. ow. ow. ow. but creative.

i love it.

i just really love that picture. 

get this. this is really a blank polaroid tattoo. you get to draw in whatever you want!


i lied. new favorite: