Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Roomies, Old Fun!

Moved back to Logan!!
Missed it and my friends so much!
LOVE IT!!!
I hang out with my old friends alot,
so I haven't seen my new roomies too much.
Still think they're great!
Here we are by our cute christmas tree!

Their names are Kailey, Portia, and Alayna.
Workin at the Diamond Gallery again!
Love it.
Love you.
Peace out.

P.S. Today I'm grateful for friendships.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sar. Air. Bear. Care.

This Picture

Pretty much says it all.
Love ya, sar!
Even when you pop my thumbs.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Some New News

I love this new site I found called Picnik.com
Mainly because I love editing pics lately
alot
Here's one I did that's dedicated to growing up:

it's me before I grew up!
And here's one to prove that I haven't changed one bit!

Also new news:
1. I do have a new crush
this is great news, cuz it's been a while
No it's not james bond this time
and
2. I move back to Logan on Jan. 8th!!!
and i'm already registered for classes :D

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friends

Found this video...
just love it!
I have got lovely friends
so this vid is dedicated
to all my amazing friends :)
Watch it! It's hilarious!


Love ya!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HE TOUCHES HIS TOES!!

My little baybay nephew, Micky is Darling.
I got to go see him last week... so so so cute!

... And talented!
Yeah! You touch those toes!
Alotta grown- ups can't even do that!
Woot!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Maya Angelou... Soul SISTA



Ok, so it's been a pretty uneventful saturday. I finished reading Maya Angelou's Book All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes. Let me just tell you, one of the best reads of my LIFE! This work of art is a classic. She has a way of weaving the story so you feel like you're right there living it with her. This lady has had probably the most interesting life, with so many events that could pull her down- but she is an OX!! She pulls through all of them with a huge smile on her face, and it's off to the next adventure. This is a must read!! Just do it.
Also, I can't go without mentioning that I am halfway through reading Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead for the second time. 
If you have a strong love for character development, and haven't read this book, do it!
 I feel like I'm best friends with the oh so charming Dominique, and am half in love with the ever chiseled Roark... they all just jump right off the page! LOVE IT! It's pretty long, but the first time I read it, I finished it in a week. I'm trying to take it in more the second time, and I have got to say- if it's possible, I love it even more this time around!

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Life is pretty weird right now, I'm loving every second of it! Missing Logan and my friends down there. There really is such a different feel about USU campus! While BYU is a great resting point, I've gotta say, i can't wait to get back up there!!
Peace 

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Confidence: The Power in YOU!


OK, so this is my Platform for Miss Pioneer Valley/Miss Legacy! I love it so so much, so I thought I'd post it for all to read!

I'm sure you've heard the quote that Nelson Mandela used at his inaugural speech- I will enclose it here, just in case you haven't.  When you read it, I want you to put yourself in the mindset of a young teen who is reading this for the first time-  "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others." Powerful, isn't it?  Some say it's a quote that's overly used... I say it's not used enough! As a fourteen year old teen who was reading this for the first time, it hit me harder than a ton of bricks! This quote became my new motto.  I repeated it over and over and over in my head, until I had it memorized. Slowly, a confidence began to build inside of me. I was worth something. I have a purpose in life, and someday, I will make my own mark on the world! Soon, I was looking around me, and saw all of my self conscious peers. Remembering how it felt, I just wanted to reach out to them, and let them know that THEY were worth something too! They too, had the ability to put their mark on the world. 


My platform starts where this story ends.  I noticed that the quote was right! As I let my own light shine, I was giving others permission to do the same.  I freely gave out compliments, and watched as people responded to them.  Then BAM! It hit me. Confidence... it's a chain reaction.  If you are confident, you are more apt to notice other's greatness, and want to let them know.  This in turn helps their confidence to grow, allowing THEM to notice someone else!


Think about all of the problems we could potentially be without if everyone had enough self confidence to respect themselves and others! We could say goodbye to eating disorders, violence, suicide, bullying, substance abuse... and so much more! There is a great program in Utah  that Mary Kay Huntsman fronts, it's called the Power in You. As I have researched this foundation, and gotten in touch with a few of it's leaders, I have been so impressed with their message to youth! They are spreading the word that we all have the power within us to become exactly who we want to be. 


My plan is to work directly with the Power in You organization in spreading the word that we all have something inside of us that is worth preserving.  Something that we all need to guard with all that we hold dear; Because nothing is worth sacrificing our self worth.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

All grown up... Officially!:)

My Birthday was yesterday, yo. It was SO MUCH FUN! I was surrounded by my favorite people the whole day-which makes any day the best in my book. I went to lagoon with my sis, dad, and bro (who's ONE INCH from being taller than me... say What?? Got home and went to the White Owl for the first time... 21 and older, baby! On the way out, Ken and Vic lifted me up girls camp style while Kara, Sharice, Tom, and Heather all sang a birthday song to me! Then Ken and I ran through every single sprinkler at this random elementary school, and got SOAKED... so FUN! We then proceeded to watch 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' ... kara cried I think;) Overall, it was a pretty great Birthday! Here are some pics to go along with this post! 
Makell and I had a shared birthday party the night before, so here are some pics from that, and the day of:

Birthday Party, My place!:


Ken and Tom at the WHITE OWL!!:


Lagoon! 21 and older, baby!!


Seriously Made My Night!!:


Thursday, June 11, 2009

18 days til my BIRTHDAY!!!!

Top Ten GREATEST things that have happened since March! (in no particular order)

10. I moved into my new house, and LOVE my new roomies... they're so cute! Mackell, Michelle, Ellen, and Heather-seriously, the greatest!

9. Work is going great still! Go Diamond Gallery!

8. Alyssa had her baby, so cute! Micky Colby Christianson is his name!
7. I Discovered SUSHI!!! LOVE it! No, but really.

6. All of my old roomies are dating dream men! ;)

5. I Made a new Bestie! KTC

4. My Sister Sarah won MISS SALLEM!! Wooo! Second Generation!

3. I went ROCK CLIMBING!!! Pictures to come.

2. I went to Hawaii with Dawnica... it was a while ago... but I like mentioning it whenever I can... Again, pictures to come!

1. Last night, I was the cream in an Oreo spooning sesh! Say WHAT!?

Love ya! write again, soon!


Sarah and me @ Miss Salem!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Da Da Doo Doo.... Just Dance

As per usually, it has taken me at least a month to get on here and write again... Don't judge. ;) I'm gonna post about boys... since it's like the only thing anyone has talked about to me in the past week! I found out yesterday that my mom had kissed the exact same amount of boys as I have at my age!!!- This was probably the best news of my life until she said, and I quote, "hmm.... well, when I was your age... let's see... I was engaged to your dad... so let me count" REALLY!! That's what happened! And now, I've officially one up'ed her, and while I am blissfully single- I'm feelin the pressure! It's real, and it's fun... but it's not real fun. <-line from Elizabeth Town- GREAT movie! Anyways, can't be a utah girl without commenting about single life utah girl style!

Tomorrow I'm gonna be photoshooted to be in the new USU admissions campaign... should be interesting- I'll let you know how it goes! What to wear....???

Next time I'll tell you about my spring break trip to Hawaii with my rommie Dawnica! :D

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pageant Season!

So.... my pageant is in less than three weeks!! I am getting so dang excited.... and stressed.... but mostly just excited! It's been crazy getting all the paperwork done, memorizing my talent, getting up to date on current events... it's been fun! One of my besties, Jenna, took my head shots and she did a really really great job, and it was a B to the LAST on the photoshoot!! My wardrobe is almost complete, just getting the finishing touches out of the way! My mom just barely put the last rhinestone on my dress- she's the greatest! There were hundreds!! School has been great- I can't wait until I'm officially a real doctor and can put all this stuff I'm learning to good use! I'm off! But I'm gonna put pictures from the photoshoot on here!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Becoming Me!

I am becoming an expert in fixing problems all by myself!!! Seriously, this is a big deal!! Ask my parents, I've been calling them less and less for advice on how to fix everyday things, and am one step closer to being independent- FOR example: My keyboard. Right now, as I am typing this, my shift button on works half the time, and in order to put a space in between words, I have to push extra hard TWICE!!! Let me tell you how I got into this predicament- I have a makeshift desk for my computer, which is just an old wine rack that has the top part cut off! There isn't really a place to put my keyboard, so it keeps falling off my desk on to the floor! The last time this happened, ALL of the keys fell off! Now, ordinarily, this would be something that I would call my dad to help me.... or just mail him all the parts so he could fix it for me.... but not THIS time!! haha, No. I sat for a few hours, and fixed it all by myself! This was a huge feat! I am so proud to have the control button and the option button mixed up, and I am so happy to even have a spacebar ON my keyboard, that everytime I push it extra hard, I just think of how grateful I should be to be able to type right now!!

Life here is pretty much the same! I just do school and work and play and throw a little pageant in there here and there when I have time! My highlight of my month was prolly being able to go home this month! Here are a few pics from that trip- As much as I LOVE being on my own, I do miss my fam a ton!! But that's how life is! :D Peace out!