Saturday, February 25, 2012

Did you know?

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
The Bread song. :) I love my name
2. FAVORITE MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE?
Boyfriend.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I'm perfectly satisfied with my handwriting. It looks like a five year old boy wrote it with this broken arm, but at least I can read it, eh?
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Heavens. If you would have asked me 3 years ago, I would have said turkey. But after Gandy's.... I've been scarred.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
I do in fact have a goat. Little nuggets? No grazi :)
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Depends, would I also enjoy moustaches and sporadic dancing?
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Me? A sarcastic sassafrass? Tell me, where did you get THAT idea?
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Indeed. Although, a few false alarms with their removal.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
HOWL YES. It's easily in the top twenty life ambitions. Right after choreographer for the Newsies sequel, writer for Veggie Tales, and marriage.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
The following are in order of the favs: Resses. Lucky Charms. Cookie Crisp. Captain Crunch. Unless frozen yogurt is involved. Then Captain Crunch is automatically number one.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
When wearing shoes with laces? But the only ones I lace up are the Chucks.... so yes?
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Though my biceps have significantly increased in size thanks to carrying bread dough, I am indeed a weakling.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Fetch this is the worst question. If it's like between chocolate or vanilla, it's vanilla each time. BUT if we're saying ANY flavor, probably mint cookies and cream. It's real, I've had it only twice and dream for the day I may have more.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Face. Are they smiling? Are they looking up? Did they just wink at me? ya know, the usual.
15. RED OR PINK?
Red. Hands Down.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
Left Pinky Nail.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
A plethora. Jason? Miss Bee and her child? Santiy?
18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
who???
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Bare foot. And proud :)
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Fondue :) and a big ol' bowl of marshmallows
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
"Stand By Me" -Ben E. King
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Rainbow? :)
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Old Spice, Rain, Fresh baked cookies on Friday :)
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Let's go find the phone and check, shall we?
Future President of the United States. NBD.
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Since I live in the mountains.... Probably a Beach House
26. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
Diving? Nerdy, but seriously, takes skills. That kill.
27. HAIR COLOR?
Brown, with blonde on the ends :) thanks red dye
28. EYE COLOR?
Brown. Shall we use artsy things that people refer to them as?
"Brown like cinnamon in the fall" "Like deep pools of chocolate I get lost in."
Real life, peeps
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No, only Snelson who doesn't need corrective eye wear or surgery. And proud, son!
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
This question mostly stinks.... one? can't pick
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I LOVE scary movies :)
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
....Finding Neverland?
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
A purple sweater. Made of clouds and happyness, I swear
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Both? I love them both :)
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs. MMMM I LOVE hugs :)
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Crepes :) with Nutella, whipped cream, and strawberries.
37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Cardiio. My heart is mostly a beast now
38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
The television is on the computer... sewwww computadora
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Great Gatsby. I need a "junk food" book. And fast.
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Dr. McKee
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Rain, delicious tenor and basses. MMMM
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Is that even a question?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Europia, probs
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
My grilled cheese abilities. Show up on my porch and I'll grill you up a mean cheese toasty
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
UVRMC :)
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Provo, UT. 18 years and counting
48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Brick? Haha :)
49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
White
50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Sure....?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Practically grown up

"Okay Aubs, we're going to be gone for a couple of days. Can you take care of yourself?"
"Yeah Mom, don't worry about a thing. I have a schedule and a meal plan all worked out?"

"A meal plan?"
"Yup, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It'll be a breeze."









Thursday, February 9, 2012

Here and Heaven

You know those songs that you just want to put on repeat and listen to endlessly as you fall asleep?

This is one of those songs

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Why I don't wear make-up

In truth, I remember my excitement at opening my first tube of mascara. After watching Chanelle and Brooke for years, I was sure I could do it perfect. I'm sure, now with my much more experienced hand, it looks a bajillion times better, but that's besides the point.

I felt magical walking into my sixth grade class. I could see the girls noticing and I felt important. I felt special. There were a select few of us allowed to wear make-up and it felt like we were a band of important outsiders. Who huddled together in the hall discussing what mascara's we used.

Ah, then Centennial. Naturally when a young girl is trying to gain the attention of the male population I felt it necessary to add eye shadow to the mix. As far as I was concerned, the plan worked splendidly. I mean, I had people talking to me. In fact, I had boys HUGGING me. I hung out with them on the weekends. I was practically the coolest thing since sliced bread.

Then came the freshman year when I started Drill Team. I had practices early in the morning and forgot to bring my mascara to school. I felt naked, walking through the hallway on those days. I felt different.

I was startled, however, to find that people weren't shunning me down the hallway. Rather, the opposite. My friends still greeted me before classes and hugged me in the hallways. I wasn't immediately shunned for my lack of eye wear.

Thus came the realization - my make up doesn't make ME. I'm still Aubrey. I'm still loud, I still love to smile and love to hug. I'm still crazy and sporadically break out in song.

Each morning before I go to school, I look myself in the mirror.
I smile.

That to me is beautiful.
Happyness. Confidence. Laughter.
And the knowledge that I am a child of God.



Because that's what makes me up, not a bunch of powders in little containers.

I am beautiful. No matter what anyone says.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

How do you know?

"Hey, Aubrey?"
"Yeah?"
"You've read this, right?" He stabs his Book of Mormon with his finger
"Yeah."
"Well.... ummm.... Did you like it?"
I giggled quietly to myself "Yeah, I liked it a lot" as I tried to contain the huge smile spreading across my face
"Is it true?"
"What?"
"Umm... is it true?"

"I can't speak for everyone else. But I certainly do know it's true."
"How?"
"Because this little book has brought me more joy in my life than I could possibly imagine. Through it, I feel Christ's love constantly radiating in my life. Because the prophet's in it have the exact same struggles that I do, and through their example I can overcome all things. I can't imagine what my life would be like without it. Because of it, my dad became converted. He went on his mission, and he came to BYU where he met my mom. It has blessed my life in so many ways, that there is no way I possibly could, or ever would deny it."

~~~~~~~

"....So, do you think I should read it."
"Yes," I said with a smile. "I absolutely think you should."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Incredible