Apr 23, 2014

happy post

this is a happy post full of bright wild flowers, sunny hikes, and good times
 because finals are over and i'm headed to cali. (at the end of the week. don't ask me how or why)

and oh my lanta summer vacation has never sounded so sweet.

Apr 20, 2014

because of him

because of Him
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I get to keep my family for eternity.
I get second chances.
I receive comfort, he knows EXACTLY how i am feeling.
I will be perfected in him.
I always have a friend.
I have been shown the greatest example of love, and service.
Life is worth living, I have a goal, a destination.
I can live with God again.

happy easter, hope you were "hoppy" today. 
I sure was! I happened to get blessed with the best family around.

and happy day to avaree kate, whose birthday happened to fall on such a special day. she is such a blessing and the little stinker was TEN today. love her more than life and so grateful to be her sister!! xoxo

Apr 19, 2014

motivate yo self

>>this girl cannot get away with drinking a dr.p after 4 and expect to be soundly dreaming by 2:06. Nope, not ever in the books. so naturally mental scrapbooking and blogging takes place.

not to mention big things are coming, which pretty much has the same effect on sleep as caffeine so, there ya go, double whammy.

but first, FINALS WEEK.
so lets get that motivation kicked into gear and finish strong!! 
and hope for at least more motivation for studying than I have at the gym… which is a work in progress. you guys i've been trying but I get so bored going by myself, how can I fix this problem?!

but there is a light at the end of the tunnel… 16 days until departure to italy. 
i've finally been getting some time to build up some excitement for this coming adventure of mine. oh I feel so blessed already that i'm going to be able to experience this. our last group meeting is tomorrow, and then the next time we see each other as a group we will be arriving at RCO airport probably high on excitement buzz but drowsy because our timetables will have taken a 1-80. (8:00 am italy = 12 am utah) YEEP! 

happy easter weekend to you all

xoxo, and hopefully sweet dreams soon.

Apr 13, 2014

sissy's senior prom

two of the sweetest girls at davis looked beyond gorgeous going to their senior prom last night

i can't believe my little sis is graduating. it was literally yesterday when that was me! What is this! life is nuts and i'm so grateful to have grown up with sisters like mine… it just doesn't get better than that. 

and it is not okay that italy and alaska are separating us for five months so you will all have to comfort and help me cope through that because i really don't know what i'm going to do without her for so long. (i'm serious. i like cupcakes & sprite.) but we both have our own adventures to live and i know we'll be better people because of them so pictures and stories better make up for it. miss you already!

Apr 9, 2014

even better than

the fact that i'll be in italy in less than ONE month and see jordan in 2 months is even better than a bruges waffle.

… and trust me. there are few things better than a bruges waffle. 

Apr 8, 2014

< 10

Hi i'm sharing with you all the little treat I got last week. :) :) :) 
because it is sort of melting my heart a little bit and ohhh my gosh can you blame me.

PS… nine weeks as of today.

Apr 7, 2014

spring cleaning

Can you say spring to the clean??

 I spent the majority of my day on saturday cleaning out my closet and drawers… and oh does it feel good. I couldn't believe some of the pieces I was pulling out that I, for some reason, had held onto for years now.
You have to understand that I hoard things, big time. (admittance is the 1st step, right?) So this was a big deal. But it was much needed. My closet can breathe a little bit more now and lets be honest, so can I. Yayy!! Maybe this will start to happen more often now :)

It was high time these guys hit the road!

but me and my hoarder-self feel bad about just throwing everything away, so donations to DI are bagged up and ready to be taken :)
What do you do with the clothes you don't want anymore?

& do you ever wish you could just spring clean some people out of your life… no? ya me neither.

Apr 6, 2014

heidi ann

happy birthday to my pretty mamma

this lady is
and giving.
and so much more, boy am I happy I got the best mom of them all. She is my best friend and I truly mean it when I say i don't know what I'd do without her sweetness. happy 43rd heidz :) You don't look a day over 23!