farewell ...

family, don't have any fun without me.

bed, i'll miss the idea of you, but you give me headaches so ...

pillow, i'll see you in four weeks.

avery, don't get too much cuter while i'm away.

toy story 3, i'll see you when you come to dvd.

shannen, give lee carter a kiss goodbye for me.

annie, watch glee in my stead.

polka-dot toms, i wish i was taking you with me.

sarah, see you there?

hires, no burger joint in washington dc {or anywhere for that matter} will ever replace you.

brittney, see you there!

left-over cookies from yesterday's party, i'm probably most sad about leaving you. i loved you.

youarewhatyoulove, see you in 18 months.


cartwheels to car wheels.

paige {my sweet sweet sister and the love of my life} has a new blog {cartwheels to car wheels}. read it because i love it and she's funny.


i'm getting nervous ... actually more than nervous.

oh my!

only 7 days, 1 week! until i leave my little family for the mtc. i don't remember a time in my life where i have been so fearful of the unknown. however, i find comfort in the following scripture:

2 timothy 1:7.for god hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8.be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our lord ... but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of god;
9.who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in christ jesus before the world began.


summer loves.

Byu started today, without me!!!

miss annie gave me the great idea to make a "fave list" to close out the summer.


my summer loves {the very best moments of summer 2009}:

-my new short do
-graduating with my bachelors
-becoming brave enough to wear russain red lipstick
-seeing "up"
-planting my lavender plant {and reaping the benefits ever since}
-seeing "vertigo", "rear window", and "dial m for murder" at the gallivan
-going to st george twice, and even swimming in the algae infested pool
-fort wightman
-the ville days, and playing ticket to ride in the park while listening to the orchestra play "the 1812 overture"
-raccoon hunting {we have yet to see the little rascal}
-making bracelets, meeting hickens, boating, and listening to eddie money while eating popcorn and watching fireworks in roosevelt, ut {aka the middle of nowhere}
-making oodles and oodles of delectable crepes
-getting my mission call!!!
-seeing jakeambermicael
-going through the temple
-getting this headband for my birthday, in which i feel like daisy from the great gatsby {or something}
-being with PAIGE every minute of every day.

oh, it was good.


i'm mad about this dress.

mad like, overcome by desire and enthusiasm, excessively or uncontrollably fond, infatuated {thank you webster}. like, i want to buy it right now and wear it every day until i go to the mtc.

i love it.


i wish i was marie antoinette.

i took a little trip over to les madeleines today. i figure my life could use more petit four eating and lavender lemonade sipping. i could stand living more like marie antoinette.


there's more where that came from.

my dear dear friend's lynsey and josh just told me they're pregnant!!!

i already can't get enough of {not so little anymore} avery ...


i can't wait to see the cutie that comes next.

oh my goodness, oh my goodness!

my most favoritest person and bestest friend and dearest sister just moved to orem for school.

i miss her so so so so much already.

...i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me{i carry it in
my heart}i am never without it{anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling}
i fear no fate{for you are my fate,my sweet}
i want no world{for beautiful you are my world, my true}
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart{i carry it in my heart}

...ee cummings

*i love you.


look out boys.

i got a letter from my mission president today {wahoo!}. the following picture was enclosed as an example:

look out boys, cause this is what imma be wearin' for the next 18 months.

please try to keep your salivating to a minimum.


when one becomes four.


remember when i told you that a little bird told me that my neighboor was feeding a raccoon ... well that same little bird just came over and informed us that "one became four."
silly neighboors are feeding a little family of raccoons now {daddy, mommy, and two babies}. i am really frightened now. and you know what will happen when the cold weather comes around, the family will move into my chimney!!!

i may or may not live to write another post ...

oh and ps, they also have a wasp farm!

what the?