Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I was surfing Facebook and came across this link posted by a friend from CNN that I really enjoyed

If you don't wanna read it, here are the highlights:

-LZ Granderson: Some parents dress their young girls in provocative outfits
-Retailers have encouraged this behavior by marketing inappropriate clothing
-He says it's OK to blame retailers, but it's parents who are ultimately responsible
-Children need parents who will set rules, not be their friends, he says

It's absolutely ridiculous that children dress this way today, and even crazier that their parents would encourage. Can't we just let them be kids without forcing the crazy world of sex appeal onto them. Where has innocence gone?!?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Best dang thing on the Planet!!!


lemme just say that these are my FAVORITE!!! Best thing in my Easter basket was a bag of these ^^^

Monday, April 25, 2011

So I realize...

It has been four days since my last post, and for that I am truly sorry. I took a short hiatus to spend Easter with my family. But I promise that I will make up for all these missing posts. April has just been a really hectic month for me I guess.

But back to Easter. I had a lovely weekend with my family. It was just good to be home after a month of school and work. Hanging out with my brothers just like old times. :) I can't believe how much they're all growing up now. Conner is graduating in a month. Collin is going to prom for the first time. Dallin will be starting high school in August. They just get so big. [physically and metaphorically] I swear it's not a good weekend to them unless I come back to Flagstaff bruised with a couple cracked ribs..

So this year for Easter we had our typical easter egg hunt. I gotta say they get a lot less entertaining after you turn 20. But I love my mom for still trying. But it's definitely better than hardly any easter at all like some of my friends with older siblings. But I still enjoyed it. I got a super cute swim suit this year, and more candy than I know what to do with. Dang am I spoiled!

I think dying the eggs was my favorite part this year though. Usually I don't get as into it. But it was just Mason, Branson and I this year, AND we had tye dye egg dye! Needless to say, I had a blast. Plus we celebrated our annual post easter tradition of dying the cat with the leftover egg dye. That was probably my favorite part of the whole weekend, not gonna lie. ;) I know it sounds completely cruel and unusual, but when you have a completely white cat and a bunch of leftover dye and a completely overactive creativity drive, weird things tend to happen.... just sayin...

I'm just glad my hands aren't multicolored anymore


<- like this




please ignore the fact that this kinda looks like animal abuse. I promise no Maxs were injured in this process. (just severely pissed off I guess)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Just in case you were wondering what my top ten favorite movies were....

(in no particular order)

1. Tangled [of course]

2. When Harry Met Sally

3. How to Train Your Dragon

4. Anastasia

5. UP

6. Lilo and Stitch

7. Despicable ME

8. The Notebook

9. Hercules

10. A Knights Tale

(yes, I am aware that more than half of these are kids movies, but that's the best part)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

three months

So I was reflecting back on the last 6 months up here at NAU, and I can honestly say that they have been The Hardest 120 days of my entire 20 years so far. I haven't disclosed all the details to most of you, but I'll give you the gist.

Last semester I rented an apartment off campus with two friends from my residence hall and a friend of a friend. And we had the cutest apartment ever! I thought I was destined for an amazing year, but I was DEAD.WRONG. Something happened that fall and that apartment quickly became the most miserable place on earth for me.

I'm still not entirely sure what happened, but all I do know is that 2 out of the 3 roommates started hating me. (can't-stand-to-sleep-in-the-same-room as-me hate) And sadly, the third roommate, one of my best friends, was too afraid of unpopularity and she followed suit.

Those were the quietest, more tear-filled three months of my young adult life. I couldn't leave my bedroom without feeling daggers in the back of my head. I called my mother at least twice a day just to have somebody to talk to. (not that there's ANYTHING wrong with that) At first I cried every night, then eventually it hardened me.

I was so blessed to find a friend looking for a roommate in the middle of the semester, so I could escape. The damage was still done unfortunately.

It's been 4 months since I moved out. I think today is the first day that I can admit that it doesn't affect me anymore.

I lost a lot of myself in that apartment. I lost that friendly, smiling girl that talks with everyone and loves to make new friends. I lost that passionate optimist. I hate that I wasn't strong enough to escape unscathed, but these are my scars of experience and I wouldn't trade them because I learned so much in those three months, about myself, other people, about true friends. I have come so far in 6 months.

I am so grateful to my Savior for getting me through this dark patch in my life, but I have finally found the light at the end! :) I don't carry the burden of that experience anymore. And while I'm trying to forgive those girls, I have a renewed love for Jesus Christ and all he's done for me.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Which House are You?

How about something a little more lighthearted tonight? I came across this on my other blog and thought I'd share. :) Feel free to copy and do yourself.

Kinda funny that I tied for Gryffindor and Slytherin. The two polar opposite houses... I'm weird I know.

Gryffindor:
[x] You are loud.
[x] You like/d going to school to see your friends.
[] You’ve had more than a couple detentions.
[x] You always have something to do on the weekends.
[x] You like to be the center of attention.
[x] You get above average grades in school.
[x] You’ve been called bossy before.
[x] You’re a bit of a daredevil / you like an adrenaline rush.
[] You are athletic.
[] You are one of the best players on your team.
[x] You would do anything for your loved ones.
[x] You like the color red.
[x] Your favorite class is Transfiguration or DADA.
[x] You would never break a promise.
TOTAL: 11

Hufflepuff:
[x] You have many acquaintances, but only a handful of good friends.
[] You get average grades in school.
[] You’ve been called boring before.
[] You don’t like to brag about your achievements.
[x] You value honesty.
[x] You don’t mind working hard to get what you want.
[x] You like the color yellow.
[x]You have a job.
[] You are athletic.
[x] You are a team player.
[x] You are in the middle of the social totem pole.
[x] You are easily amused.
[x] You like helping others.
[x] Your favorite class is Herbology or Divination.
[] You like the music played on the radio best.
TOTAL: 10

Ravenclaw:
[x] You get good grades in school.
[x] You like to read.
[x] Dumb people annoy you.
[xx] You are creative.
[x] You’ve been called a know-it-all before.
[] You would say your intelligence level is higher than most.
[] You hate cheating.
[x] People often want you to help them with homework or projects.
[x] You are more into the creative arts: theatre, dancing, drawing, etc.
[] You are extremely logical in your way of thinking.
[] You are considered shy or quiet by people you don’t know.
[] You like the color blue.
[x] Your favorite class is A History of Magic, Charms, or Care of Magical Creatures.
[] You tend to over analyze things.
[] You can focus and pay attention well.
TOTAL: 8

Slytherin:
[x] You are very competitive.
[x] You like the finer things in life.
[] You think welfare is a waste.
[x] You’ve made fun of someone in the past week. [indirectly, it wasn't intention]
[x] You’ve been called a snob before.
[x] You think the end (can) justify the mean.
[] You’re not afraid to say something to someone else’s face.
[x] You tend to think people are a bit jealous of you. [only certain people because they don't know me well enough]
[] You’ve made someone cry by just saying something to them.
[] You tend to root for the villains in movies, books, etc.
[x] You are very good with words. [usually]
[x] Above all, you want to be successful in life.
[x] You like the color green.
[x] You love to win. [doesn't everybody?]
[x] Your favorite class is Poison or DADA.
TOTAL: 11

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sorry for the 3-day Hiatus...

My amazing Grandfather passed away Wednesday afternoon after an eighteen year battle with cancer. He defied what doctors told him and led an inspirational life. I was blessed to be his granddaughter.



He did so much in his life. He was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war, he worked for Channel 3 tv laying cables, and a cancer fighter. He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma back in 93 and the doctors gave him 5 years to live. Since then he's been through multiple surgeries and relapses. He was a fighter. Now he can finally rest with his Father in Heaven.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

11 days still goin strong!

I just wanted to share a sweet wall post I got from my old RA that made my day.

Amanda Knox:
So I was at home a few weeks ago... My brother was on the computer and goes "Amanda come here quick! How do you know this girl? She's really pretty!" He had your profile up on Facebook! Apparently you were on his list of suggested friends. Totally random, but he's right... You are really pretty :-) I hope you're doing well and loving life!

As conceited as it may sound this made me really happy. :)

Hope you're having an amazing Monday!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tangled!!!!

Tonight I shall spam you about my favoritest movie on the planet!!! TANGLED!!! Disney was absolutely brilliant with this one. Great music, plenty of comedy, dramatic parts, and of course romantic parts! It basically makes me wish I were a lost princess with 400 feet of magical hair and a sexy thief to climb my tower. ;)

Flynn Rider is the SEXIEST!!! They really did an amazing job with him, not to mention picking Zach Levi to do the voice. AH-MA-ZING!

The animal sidekicks were great too. It's incredible the amount of personality they can convey in an animated animal that doesn't speak. Maximus is hilarious, but I have to admit I'm quite partial to Pascal. I mean who wouldn't love a tine chameleon?!?! Freaking ADORABLE!!!

So if you haven't already figured it out, I am IN LOVE with the movie Tangled.




Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 9!!!!

I honestly have no idea what to post today :/ I've been stuck inside all weekend because I'm on call. It's been nice being forced to do nothing though. So here's a video that I love for your viewing pleasure...

my favorite Ke$ha parody ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7n8GqewJ2M

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday is my favorite day, no just kidding, it's really Friday ;)

I'm going to refrain from singing that ridiculous song for you guys. I swear it's worse than being rick-rolled!!!

Honestly I'm really not sure what to post tonight so I guess I'll give you a list of my 10 favorite things as of now!

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3. Taylor Swift-Better than Revenge

4. Whippy Cake

5. Warby Parker

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yes I know all the pictures are a little cut off, but I think it gives me a little bit of an artsy edge ;)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Welcome the Dal-Man!

Since I was about an hour late today, here is a sneak peek at my latest project with my Stud of a brother...