Thursday, July 29, 2010

How Sweet It Is

Life can be so sweet
If you just let it be

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Wait a moment,
You mean you don't stand on pointe while you read?
Perhaps that's why my parents always called me "different"

Monday, July 19, 2010

According to Rocky Mountain Standard Time

‎2:00 a.m.- waking up in Indianapolis
3:00 a.m.- boarding airplane
7:45 a.m.- arriving in Utah
9:00 a.m.- arriving at my home
9:20 a.m.- arriving at church.

So it's no surprised when I was exhausted all day yesterday, and went to bed at ten.

But, this morning I woke up with one retainer.
My top one seems to have run away.
Looks like I'll go through today with a smile... and my top teeth slightly crooked.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friends [photographs]

"Honey, I know sometimes I act like a brat, but I do love you."

"Yeah... you kinda do act like a brat"

"But I still love you."

"Yeah, I love you too."


This post is dedicated to:
"Hey Aubs, can I talk to you?"
"Yeah, what's up?"
"I messed up."
"What happened? Are you okay?"
"I've been better."
"Okay, well do you wanna talk? How can I help?"
"I don't know"
"Why don't you go read your scriptures? Or pray?"
"God doesn't want to hear from me. I've talked to him enough. I'm probably bugging him."
"That is not true. At all. God loves hearing from each and everyone of his children. Imagine if you moved to.... Africa for a year. And you never wrote your parents one letter. You never called and didn't talk to them. How would they feel? How would you feel? God feels the same way."
"Can I talk to you later?"
"Sure honey :) I love you"
"Love you too."

"Hey you :)"
"Hey, feeling better?"
"Honey, I just want you to know that God loves you. No matter what. That he gives you everything for a reason. He gave you your trials for a reason. He gave you your strengths and weaknesses for a reason. And for some reason, he gave me you and you me. We're here to help each other, and make each other grow. God has a divine plan for every single one of his children. There is a divine reason for everything."

I think sometimes I forget this.

Today I am grateful for: tender mercies.

To do

3 and 4. Consider yourselves completed.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dear Ray.... Again

Did you know?
  • I usually do blog posts about you in orange because you are orange and I like you and want to show you
  • I'm not very happy with you today... again
  • We went a WHOLE WEEK without that chain falling off. I was so happy :)
  • Then... it fell off three times. What's up with that? Why can't your chain just stay on.
Ray, I'm officially declaring you a hormonal teenage bike