Monday, May 30, 2011

SUCCESS!!

Alright so you wanna know whats wrong with having the most amazing wonderful great fantastic awesome exciting fun weekend?....It ends ...lame right?..

Honestly it was the best weekend! Full of family, friends, awesomeboy, sushi, AMAZING food! And just a lot of fun!! I wish I had taken more pictures buuuut I was just too busy enjoying myself!! Sooorrry!! Next time! ;) But here are some pictures that remind that there are SOME good things about being back here....












My new phone!...yes its purple!...how fantastic is that?!




 Awesome roommates that leave me this on my mirror in the morning!




BEAutiful flowers from awesomeboy!!







Ballet =)

Well there you have it folks!  A little update in the life of ME! I promise not to go a full week again without putting something on here! ( my dad was getting on my case!!! )

xoxo

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cookie of the Week is Back Y'all!!!

Alright ok I know this has been on hiatus for a couple weeks again! BUT I have made cookies EVERY week...just they have been repeats! So sorry! Anywho!! Last week I made the big batch oatmeal cookies annnnd since I forgot that that recipe makes a million cookies I am just so nice!!....I took some over to awesomeboy and his roommates and one of them gave me a cookie challenge....SMORE COOKIES!...Challenge accepted...and also in my opinion deliciously achieved! 





















Want the recipe?...alright I guess you can have it!!...  



S'mores Cookies

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash of cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups miniature chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 Hershey bars, chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes, and remove from the oven. Push 3 to 4 marshmallows and a few pieces of hershey bar into each cookies. Return to the oven and bake an additional 3-4 minutes until fully cooked. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.





ENJOY!! They are delish!! AND remind me of summer bonfires....which right now as I stare outside into the gloomy yucky bleh rain...I can only dream about summer days! 

xoxo



Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Wish EveryDay Was Saturday....EXCEPT Sunday!!

OK ...has everyone's weekend been as awesomesauce as mine?! ahh I freaking hope so!

Friday I went to Idaho falls and got Panda and it was delicious cause I was craving it and then went to the man made waterfall..it was neat and THEN to satisfy my addicition to HOCHO we went and got some starbucks!...mmmm white hocho we are definitely friends! ...Then I about froze my butt off watching awesomeboy play soccer and for reals kick some butt at it! Best goal I have seen!!

Saturday...was a good day!...I finally got a new phone that doesn't look like the one I had when I was 14!! AND it works for both the US and CANADA!...Uh yah I am finally reconnected to the world! That was a LOOOOONG few months there! Don't recommend trying THAT!....then ran some errands and theeeen spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do my hair and what to wear out to a SUPER fun night of fun with awesomeboy and friends! ...Basically I know a famous person....ok I don't really know him...THEY  do and he isn't "famous" YET..but he did just release his first album and its on ITUNES and he is REALLY great!!...anywho we went to his record release party and it was definitely bombtastic!...don't believe me?...Go HERE and watch his music video! 


ANYWHO ONTO SUNDAY!!! the most important day of course!!...Church was so great! Every week I get so overwhelmed by the Spirit as I sit and think about my life during sacrament. No lie and everyone knows but my life has been a whirlwind for the last 9months ( I hadn't realized it has almost been a year until my mom pointed it out yesterday.) But oh my goodness looking at my life now I am SO overwhelmed with what I have been blessed with! And now looking back I have been so blessed the entire 9 months...although I didn't realize it then. My life is exactly where it should be and is meant to be right now! And for this I am grateful! I have such a close relationship with my family...closer than ever before!... I have friends that amaze me with their love and compassion more and more everyday! I have met so many new people that I love having in my life! And things are just great! So I am writing all of this down so that I can say thank you to all of you...and so when I have a killjoy day I can go back and read it and remember that I am SO extremely grateful for the life I have and the people that I have in it!


Happy Sunday everyone!! I  hope its all it should be! :)


xoxo


Oh and I HAVE to share this song I have been listening to over and over and over and over...ok you get the point! But literally its on repeat haha! And give a shout out to my friend who reintroduced me to this band...i love them!!....and YOU are AWESOME ;)


















Yah I am pretty much in love with this song!...you know you like it! It's so dang cute!

Anyways Imma shush up now!! love ya'll

Friday, May 20, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Anyone?

Alright Im kind of faking you out because I really am not in the mood for this...plus nothing extremely awkward has happened that I remember at this point! Sorry for the let down this week folks!

Can I be honest here.....well obviously you can't stop me from writing but anywho...I'm kind of frustrated... And the funny thing is its like my mom knew I would be frustrated today because she sent me such a fantastic thought of the week! ( she does this every week...how great is she!?) Anyways its about handling the Plan B's in life. I've never really enjoyed having to have a plan b...until this past year because it has brought me to such a better place in all aspects of life but.. Honestly plan b can suck it because I hate it! BUT here are some words of comfort from my mama that I really love:



"The thing I always think about when I think about a Plan B is that it's just an adjustment from your original plan and enables you to sometimes make lemonade out of lemons.  And when you really think about it some Plan B's move you in the right direction or contribute to diverting you from something that you might not of benefited from in the long run.  A Plan B could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to a person. "


She sure is a smart one isn't she! So I guess I just keep going...even if I end up at Plan Z...its gonna end up good because it kind of has to doesn't it? erg I'd like to think so! But what I would REALLY like is for something good to happen and not disappear just like that....so if that could happen anytime soon it would be great...just FYI to whoever is listening out there!! IT WOULD BE GREAT!

Well alright you guys can have one awkward and one awesome....its only fair since you have to put up with me being a killjoy kind of often!

AWKWARD


  • Public washrooms...I hate them so much.... I can't go to the bathroom if I think someone can hear me....so I usually wait for whoever else is in there to leave....well today I think this other girl was doing the same thing...it was way awkward...and a little uncomfortable! so I did the only logical thing...turned the water on...she thought I was crazy...gross?...sorry but its true!!


AWESOME


  • This past week...ya its been pretty freaking awesome!


Well next post I assure you will be in much better spirits! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!! Its the weekend tomorrow dontcha know?! ENJOY IT! it never lasts long enough!

xoxo


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU!

Happy belated bday to the best mama in whole wide world!! ..Don't worry peeps I did remember and call her on her actual bday! Just didn't get a chance to blog until right now!!

Anywho I hope your birthday was so amazing!! And it sounded like it was!! So sad I couldn't be there to celebrate with you and watch some dancing with the stars! But so glad you were well taken care of on your special day!!

Love you bunches and miss you more!! you da best mama ever!!

xoxo

P.S.- thanks for being a mom even on your special day!...without you I would probably have all my money frozen and get deported or something! ;)

Can't wait to come home and have one of these days with you again!...This song reminds me of you!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Best Day Ever...Literally ;)

I love Sunday!...Everything about Sunday!

I love being able to walk to church!

I love feeling the spirit!...Today I felt so grateful for the blessings I have and receive in my life

I love listening to friends talk in sacrament!...props dudes you did bombtastic!

I love awesome relief society lessons/teachers

I Looooooove having a picnic and laying outside by a waterfall ALL afternoon!

I love watching movies and being lazy!

I love hearing super happy news about friends!! Congrats Beefy!! I am SO SO SO happy for you!! Can't believe you are all grown up!! I love you so much!! And Mark you are one lucky guy...this girl is a catch...as Im positive you already know! =) You guys are both awesome!!

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope it was all it should be!!...now too bad tomorrow is Monday!..crap it already is Monday...

xoxo

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A&A SATURDAY!??!??!

Alright so umm blogger and I haven't really been getting along for the last few days so sorry folks!! Here it is Awkward and Awesome!!

AWKWARD!

The crazy eyes some guy gave me when I smiled at him the other day while walking home from school!! I don't even know how to explain them....alright those who have been to the PCC in Hawaii and the mowrys do a dance and have crazy eyes...thats what he did...it scared me!!

Almost falling down the stairs pretty well every time I leave my apartment!...They are broken everywhere so its really not my fault...right...

I know a crazy person...literally crazy and its weird and awkward and I donno what to do about it!!!!


The fact that I have to do build towers out of random stuff just to keep things plugged into the outlets...no lie... check it out...



yup thats what I have to do for EVERYTHING!...isn't that great? probably shoulda put this into the awesome catagory hey?...BLEH!!! also this loads in iphoto right way up and on here it just loads it like this...but you get the idea!..erg!


AWESOME!

THE SUN!!! and everything about it!! like walking to school in it ....laying outside in between classes in it!...Reading outside in it!....Running in it!...EVERYTHING I tell ya!.... we are pretty much best friends!

SNOW CONES!! yummy yummy snowcones!

Fun dates with fun people!

Live bands! woo woo!

The weekend...oh how I just love the weekend!

Great friends and Fam...you guys rock my world!! I love you all!!


Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!!! And that its beautiful wherever you are!!

xoxo

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SHOUUUUT OOUUUT!!!

Alright peeps today I've decided to do a couple shout outs!

FIRST UP!...Shout out to whoever came up with this recipe!...oh ya you guessed it!...

COOKIE OF THE WEEK!!




Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then grease 3 cookie sheets

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg beaten

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup all purpose flour

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

1/2 tsp baking soda

2/3 cup choco chips! ( ok does anyone really measure this part? I don't I just dump em right on in!)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the egg and vanilla extract
Sift the flour, cocoa, and baking soda into the mixture and stir in carefully. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheets, spaced well apart to allow for spreading.

Bake in oven for 10-12 mins

ENJOY!!

Alright round two for the shout outs!...Incase you hadn't noticed I've had a couple blogs about how boys stink.. I would like to make a retraction and give a shout out to the men in my life that are awesome!

Last night was a little rough for multiple reasons but it was kind of bad and I just couldn't feel comfort no matter what I did. I texted my friend to ask if I could get a blessing and the next thing I knew he was at my door with one of his roommates. How amazing to have righteous men in my life that I can count on and are worthy to practice their priesthood. What a huge difference it made in my life last night. This boy has been my best guy friend for years and years and I appreciate all he does for me but this was the best thing he could have done for me in my time of need. I love this gospel so much and am so glad to see men not taking the gift of the priesthood for granted and living in a way that they can use that gift to bless others lives.
This brings me to a shout out to my Poppy and my Brother. They are great examples to me all the time of what I should expect and look for in a spouse. They are so loving and kind and treat their family with such respect. Im so glad to have these men in my life and love them all so much!!

Also I can't not give a shout out to my friend who stayed up talking to me on the phone till oh..2 am...even though she had to work at 8am! She always knows just what to say to make everything better and put it all into perspective for me!.... LOVES YOU GIRL ;)

Hope everyone got through hump day alright...if you survived you've almost made it to the weekend!..YOU CAN DO IT!!

xoxo

Sunday, May 8, 2011

MY MAMA!!!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MAMA!!


THIS SONG not only reminds me of how amazing you are mom but it also reminds me of all the mornings afternoons and nights we often spent dancing around the house while we cleaned baked or just simply danced and danced and danced and danced...

You made my childhood so much fun all the time! I don't even know if I can possibly say all the things that we did that I loved! But here are a few!


  • skipping for hours and hours on end. you made up rhymes and also bought the coolest book full of skipping poems! This was one of my favorite activities growing up!
  • playing games like ; what time is it mr wolf?, red light green light, coloured eggs and so many more.
  • doing endless crafts like how you would save all the holiday cards and I would cut them up and make crazy pictures out of them on paper. 
  • the rain dance, and then hiding under the plastic tarp on the lawn so we could watch the rain storm. Then once we got a little bit soaked, running inside getting cozy, watching a movie and drinking hot chocolate.
  • TGIF parties =)
  • getting push pops from the ice cream man all the time!!
  • reading me story after story!
  • Taking dinner to dad when he worked late so that we could get to see him.( I am honestly not sure if this was for dad or for us because I loved it every time! But I am almost positive that you knew how much it meant for us to be able to see him even if it was just for a few minutes out of the day!)
You never missed a step when it came to being a mom to a little girl! My hair was always cute and I was always in the cutest clothes! And oh all the sleepless nights you spent up with me when I was sick! Making a bed on the couch and having gingerale lined up and a puke bucket and soda crackers and all the movies in the world to watch! You always made it to every important event!... special days at school, award days at school, ballet/ figure skating/piano/ voice recitals. I remember one time during a skating performance where I totally biffed it HARD right in the beginning and I remember just thinking the whole time don't cry do not cry because your mom is watching and you need to make her proud! And I didn't cry until I stepped off the ice...but when I did cry you were there to tell me how amazing I did and how proud you were that I held it together out there. I also remember ( i know you dont remember this cause we talked about ) But I remember falling on my way into ballet one time and I was SO embarrassed that I had put a hole in my tights and you said I just needed to be confident and go in there and dance!! So...thats what I did!!

You even were always there to encourage me even when I got a bit older and A LOT snottier! I don't know how you even talked to me during those years!! Yet when I was in trouble or sad and something bad happened you held me when I cried and made sure everything was ok! I can't even tell you how much I appreciate your unconditional love through out those tough years!

You helped me get into dental school and helped me make it through!!...You sent me a thought of the week and never missed one! You let me vent on the phone to you anytime I needed it and helped "gently guide" me to just push through it and see the light at the end!

That unconditional love has carried on into my adult years also! Where I've made some silly choices and been my stubborn self!...When my whole world crashed and burned you held me every night while I cried and cried and cried! You cuddled up on the couch with me and watched tv. Let me come sleep in your bed with you! You helped me every step of the way to put the pieces back together again! You never are short of encouraging words and endless support as I've been making decisions and going here and there and everywhere! I love hearing you say the words that you are proud of ME!

So Mama I want YOU to know that I am proud of YOU! You are sooo amazing! You never stop giving to everyone around you! You are soooo incredibly selfless all the time! You are the best example of a wife, mother and friend. You are successful in so many ways! You are beautiful and kind and so loving! You are inspiring and your testimony is so touching! You give the best hugs! You help make everyone around you a better person on a daily basis! You make me a better person!

And for all of this I am eternally so grateful! I hope you know that I love you so so much! And I miss you tons! I am so sad that I can't be there to tell you all of this in person this year! But I am where I am because of your help and I love you for it! You are the best mom that I could ever ask for and I know that Heavenly Father sent me to you because he knew that you would do the most amazing job raising me. Happy Mothers Day Mama! You are the greatest!!


















xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo X a trillion!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I wanna hold the whole wide world right here in my open hands...



Ok soooo I went to Mindy Gledhill's concert here on campus lastnight! And oh she is just wonderful and so inspiring!! They were handing out these programs on the way in about how Mindy got to where she is now and I loved reading about her adventure! It says that in highschool she was snubbed by both the highschool chamber choir and high school plays. This only made her even more determined too succeed and so she went and got a job selling smoothies to pay for voice lessons! This sort of reminded me of myself these days! If you are gonna tell me I can't do something well then guess what I am going to go find a way to do it!! I could go on and on about how amazing this woman is! She is herself and doesn't apologize for it and because of this she is extremely successful! She is married and has two beautiful little boys and is expecting her third! So she has a family and dreams and goals and does it all! Yet she lets everyone know that life is never perfect, but that you have to embrace everyday and be grateful for it! Especially in this song where she tells a story of when her and her husband were first married and renovating a home where she had to do the dishes in the bath tub and her husband had to remodel the floor and instead of removing the tile and then placing the new tiles he just simply put the new tile on top of the old, making it impossible to close the bathroom door.....so what do you do when that happens? the only logical thing of course....he took the door off! haha what a wonderful story!! heres that song!:












I've been on this incredible journey for the past oh about 9 months now, just looking to rediscover who I am and what I want to be and what I want out of life! I am so glad that this concert last night was a part of my adventures because Mindy is such an inspiration and an amazing role model! She helped me to realize that its ok to be myself, actually its more than ok! Also that I can have dreams and if I work hard I can succeed in anything! ...When I'm having a bad day and just miserable things are happening I need to embrace it and let it build me into someone better! Thank you Mindy Gledhill for an amazing inspirational night! You were and are amazing! Good luck with everything in your future...especially that new little bundle of joy that is on his way! =)

Here are some pictures from the night! ...ENJOY and I hope everyone's weekend is going just as fantastic as mine!! 








xoxo my lovelies!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS!!!!...if not..thats awkward..

AWKWAAAAAARD!


- watching someones dress blow up in the wind on campus...I'm not even talking the oops that got a little dangerously high ...I'm talking holy moly that girl just mooned EVERYONE!...eek...


- having a runny nose during ballet....dang you you stupid cold!!


- having someone tell me I have something in my hair..."ya i know its supposed to be there"..."no you have something in your hair".."YAH DUDE I KNOWWWWW"..."ok that weird"...and then they walk away...


-dumping out an entire bag of dried fruit just trying to find the apples...there aren't any!!...now I have a mess and NO apples!!..it says apples on the bag!!! RUDE!!


- this girl in my film class...she talks at the most awkward times and says THE MOST awkward things and no one laughs or even acknowledges her...its awkward...so I usually do the pitty laugh thing...UNTIL I caught her cheating off me in a test today AND I also saw her change one of her answers on another quiz that we marked ourselves and then mark it correct!!!! NO MORE PITTY LAUGHS FOR YOU!! I DON'T ENJOY YOU!




- THIS little mishap:




Note to self...first lesson in cooking... DO NOT put hot grease into plastic container... bad idea... I was legit shocked when this happened too....super awkward and stupid of me!! oh well...never again!


AWESOOOOOME!


- The SUN coming out to play!!...oh I missed you old friend!


-Dry fruit from costco...even if they lied about the apples...still rude


-Getting 100% on 2 exams and 1 writing assignment and 90% on another....I'm not bragging..I'm genuinely just as surprise as you are!




-THIS :


yup I am going to that tomorrow and I am TTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSS excited about! ok thats an understatement!...She is my fav...I adore her music! ...just sayin...its gonna be awesome!


-THIS:


See mom / dad... I'm NOT starving...I CAN COOK...despite the little mishap with the grease..oops! AND it was pretty yummy!!... broccoli, chick, bacon alfredo past!..not bad right? 

- Making those meringue cookies again and having them turn out cuter than those blobs from last time....Sorry no cookie of the week....its a repeat this week...you know like a tv show?... BUT make them again and try some different flavour...like lemon or something? =)



-THESE:



Alright so you can't really see them good...I just couldnt get a picture to do them justice...either way, I have feather extentions in my hair and they are cute and I like them! maybe sometime Ill get a better pic!


WELL HAPPY THURSDAY YA'LL!!!.....ITS THE WEEKEND TOMORROW!!! CAN I GET A WOOP WOOP?..yaaa

XOXO

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy SunDAY!...







Just wanted you all to know that you are NEVER alone!...not only because I will always be there for you no matter what...but because your Father in Heaven will never leave you alone to get through any situation! If you ask for his help he will be there and even you don't ask he is always there!...And so am I!
If you ever need me anytime of any day you just let me know!! Im a phone call away!! Plus I probably owe you anyways! =)

Happy Sunday ya'll!! Good luck with Monday!!

xoxo