Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Last week was pretty insane. My little brother got his mission call to Brazil, and we found out that my mom's baby is a healthy little girl ( due in July). On a more random note my husband got a knarly cat bite and threw out his back ( no worries, he is ok now, minus a vampire-esque wound on his hand). To say last week was insane is innacurate I suppose, because all those events occurred in one day. I am so excited for my little brother, and for my mom. Also for me, because I was the only one who believed that baby was a girl, and because uhh I've been slightly baby obsessed my entire life. Not joking. So you should all be impressed my my self control and willingness to finish school before I start bringing beautiful babies into the world.

I am super excited about going back to school. The school is WGU, and they aren't even paying me to say this ( maybe they should?) but it is SO PERFECT. Independent. At my own pace. Clear and consise. I have my own personal mentor, who mentors me. It's like every aspect of school that I detest is GONE. Group projects. Sitting in class. Walking up giant hills to get home from class in 2 feet of snow. Lack of my own personal mentor. You see? It is perfect. I always thought that online school woudn't feel real. Well news, it does.

It feels especially real when I have to dust off skills that I learned in the 3rd grade. Or didn't learn. I have a theory that I moved elementary schools so much that there are vital building blocks missing out of my education in the math department. Elliott taught me PEMDAS last year. And I never learned to read Roman numerals. Worry not, though everyone. Because I am an elementary education major and will review/ learn for the first time all of it. And will proceed teach it to your children.

I feel like this post needs a picture.

oh hey it is my baby sis! : D


Monday, February 13, 2012


I love road trips. Probably because it involves spending extensive amounts of time reading, snacking, and wearing yoga pants, which happen to be a 3 of my favorite things. Anywhoo, mom, my little sis, and my older brother and i took off last thursday to see my little brother wrestle his last home match at UVU. My brother is a stud if I haven't mentioned that before. Look at the kid, winning stuff.

The matches were super intense. I don't really get into sports. Pretty much I couldn't care less at all. But when my little brother is wrestling I become like one of those super aggressive and overly loud sports parents, yelling and the top of my lungs and shaking my fists and whatnot. In fact, it is hard not to when the whole auditorium stands up with you and starts chanting "BRIAN, BRIAN!!" It was pretty epic. I am so happy I got to go.

We had a wonderful time filled with shopping, LOTS of laughing, delicious food, and getting to spend time with all of my siblings together!

We drove all day yesterday to get home, and it is good to be back in my own bed with the hubs
: )


Wednesday, February 8, 2012



I am so happy!

also a new episode of New Girl came out on hulu,
i have a diet coke in the fridge,
and it snowed this morning.
and i got a scholarship!! ( which is seriously wonderful because i really put my heart into my essay)

It is a good day.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

my week

Our chicken coop has two parts, one is a nice little cozy shed with their laying boxes and roosting shelf and heat lamp, and the part where they can go out their little door and frolic in the fenced off outdoor portion. We free them completely on nice days so they can wander about and do whatever chickens like to do. Anywhoo, one day this week when the chickens were wandering about freely, our smarty pants Mel snuck in through the open door of the outside portion, and crawled in through their tiny door to the shed part, and took the eggs! She likes to break them open and eat the inside. While this was a pretty impressive feat, we couldn't be completely surprised, because the dog also decided last summer that she likes corn, and would hold it down with her paw, and husk it with her mouth, and then munch on corn cob after corn cob. She will even eat raspberries right off the plant. Sometimes when she sneaks food I can't even be mad because it is so impressively sneaky.

In other news, you should be pleased to know that I refrained from accosting someone in the dreaded parking lot of wal-mart. My patience for people was low at the end of a long day at work, and as I am walking in, I see this man ram his shopping cart up onto the curb so that he wouldn't have to put it away. This would be lazy act in and of itself, but the cart collector was RIGHT BEHIND HIM!! So before he could shut himself in his car, I said "REALLY!?" , and I proceeded to make a big scene of somewhat violently dragging his cart off the curb and putting it back in it's rightful place. I don't know why I just shared that with you. Maybe I just feel somewhat proud of righting small social injustices and scaring the crap out of complete strangers...?