Wednesday, June 22, 2011


i am off to canada today to visit jenlee and see some bears. i don't know why i love canada so much, but i'm itching to get across the border. it's too bad they don't give stamps in your passport.

i have a problem that i developed- the need to go on constant trips. my need will be fulfilled for the rest of the year.

june- canada
august- san francisco
sept- sacramento (cait's wedding :) )
oct- new york CITY
nov- la

i like that list. although i wish israel or turkey or greece or england or peru were on it. next year.

now, on to some other important stuff.

i just went to hip hop class last night. oh goodness. we popped, locked, and dropped it too many times and i loved every second.
i also had tennis lessons yesterday and i love those.
i am doing insanity and it is insane and i love it.
jimmer held the door open for me last month and i'm pretty sure everyone thought we were dating at costa vida. maybe i dreamt that part? but we did walk in together?
i branded a calf.
megan and i WILL go to jimmy fallon in nyc in oct. he will probably want us to come sit on the front row.
i love visiting teaching.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

j. biebs

i went to go see never say never with a month or so ago (but a teenage girl came along so it's not weird). very.good.experience. how can you not enjoy a movie that you get too sing along to without anyone getting mad? not too long after, a bunch of us were having a very serious conversation about him. my friend catherine said she did not like him (joking, of course) and i asked her to tell me why she didn't like this adorable, canadian, teenage singing sensation (minus his music). here are some things we came up with...

1. hangs out with ludacris, who is a bad influence. okay, this might be true, but if i could be friends with luda, i would. especially if he put me in a joking headlock.
2. he looks like a girl. who can blame him for being prettier than most girls?!
3. he's too flirtatious. well, duh! there's nothing to worry about though because he comes from a good, christian upbringing. his gpa will keep him in line.

that's pretty much all we came up with. now, on another note, i found the 13 reasons why you should give him a chance.

1. he's not part of the disney machine

2. he's a grass roots success

3. he is really talented (and bilingual!)

4. 16-year-olds can be good musicians too!

5. all teen idols go through an awkward hair stage

6. he's charming, but not douchey

7. conan and bieber have a ~thing~

8. he's into animal rights

9. “bieb”- it's just fun to say.

10. it's pretty cool to see a 16-year-old hanging out with usher and ludacris

11. his new CD is good!

12. he doesn't like Uggs

13. you can't fight a good pop song

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

i miss summer but i still love snow

i decided to change one of my outlooks on life. i love winter! i went to seattle a couple weeks ago for FUN and it rained a few of the days. i liked it. then i came back and blizzards and 5 degree weather started taking over this place. i finally realized that i like those too. i dont like how it gets dark at 5 pm, but i'll get used to it. now, this does not mean that i don't LOVE summer and the sun and miss the water and heat.

camping at hobble creek manor=sleeping inside the house and taking lots of pictures

camping in spanish fork at a saweet, secret spot.

cabela's with my random and wonderful family. my brother pushed me around in that wheelchair cause i thought i was dying.

apparently they almost tipped over, but that just happened to be my grandma's favorite part. i always knew my adventurous side was from my grandma.

summer didn't turn out exactly how i expected- definitely did not end the best. boys and being sick will sure do that to you! but, winter is here and christmas is in less than 24 days, which means i get to be with my family. life is sure a wonderful blessing.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

moab + fenny

my dear friend fenny visited america this summer for a month. she got to go to dc, colorado, utah, and la. she flew into la and stayed with my family, while my wonderful friend staci showed her around la. thankfully she came to utah so i could spend some time with her! she was a secretary/teacher at my school in taiwan and helped me so much. i also stayed with her for a few weeks at her house. her mom took care of me- her family is so great and the last time i spoke to them over skype, they were trying to set me up with some taiwanese boys so i would move back. probably not going to happen, but it was sure nice of them to try! anyways, im so glad i got to see her- we went to moab and stayed at our friend rachelle's apt in salt lake for the weekend.


lindsay, my roommate from taiwan!

cool taiwanese pose.

the weather started getting really crazy- this picture shows my new haircut

the lightening was so loud and pretty scary. we ran the ENTIRE way back from delicate arch. it started pouring the second we got to the car.

this shows the weather a little- i legitimately thought i was going to be struck by lightening.

this was at about 7 at night- it looked like it was 2 in the morning. creeepy.

i love this because it shows exactly how fenny is- she just decided to take a picture of me eating my breakfast. or her plate of food or a bunch of plants outside my gma and gpa's. plus, those pancakes and strawberries look sooooooo good.

my cute grandparents and fenny.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

bear lake

okay, this was a million months ago, but it is still important. first time at bear lake=success. we slept on the tennis courts (see below), went tubing, i did a triple back flip off the tube and into the air about 10 feet off the tube, sailed, read, talked, played, died from hypothermia in a glacier lake thingy, played tennis, ate a raspberry shake, made and ate the best vegetable tacos ever, celebrated our pioneers on pioneer day, lit smoke bombs and sparklers with all the little kids, went hot-tubbing, and i'm sure much more.

charity's cute little niece who hung out with us almost the whole time.

bloomington lake. so refreshing. okay, it actually wasn't refreshing.

the homestead.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

marcell the shell with shoes on

this is one of the cutest things i've ever watched. hopefully you'll watch it when you're having a bad day because then it probably won't be bad anymore! but then i really just hope you're not having a bad day. i hope you're having a good day and this makes it better.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Harry Potter

i finally got my chance to be Harry Potter. i awoke last Saturday and dressed in my finest robes, much to my roommates suprise. read here for a enlightening explanation:

i had many little children following me around. one little boy stayed with me the entire time. another told me she was my biggest fan. we were interviewed on video (seriously) and many could not stop their cameras from taking pictures. being a celebrity is hard. your eyes start to hurt from all the flashes.