just a reminder…

just a reminder to anyone that might still be following this blog…I’ve moved over to


It’s super fun over there–come join me!

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I’m outta here…

I know you’re probably going to hate me for this, but…

this blog is (once again) moving!

But I promise you’ll love me for it because I got my new blog all redone and beautiful and perfect and everything I’ve ever wanted.

So PLEASE, please, please, PLEASE come on over to the new blog.


I promise you’ll love it!  Plus, if you come, I promise to reward you with brilliantly witty posts and a handful of Christmas joy!

BONUS FEATURE: Pictures of me and stuff.  Hello, what more could you want besides four donuts?

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so close.

tomorrow is the last day of classes and then it’s on to finals.

I only have to edit one more paper and then I’m done with classwork for the semester.


but sometimes, when you’re so close, you start to do weird things…

late date in the library

by the way, what is up with my arms in that vid?

p.s. I think that if you’re not facebook friends with me, you probably won’t be able to see this…sorry!

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i’d rather be scootering on a RAZOR scooter right about now.

It’s the last week of classes, which means I’ve never been busier.  In the past week, I’ve turned in four papers (2 pages, 3 pages, 12 pages, and a 14 page group project) and I have three to go (3 pages, 1 page, and 11 pages).

Fortunately, the 3-page one is halfway done and the 11-page one is halfway done, BUT STILL.  I’m super excited for it to be Thursday at 1:30 pm.  I don’t even mind finals right now…I just want these papers to be over with.

In other news, look who I had fun with this weekend.  These cool cats are pretty cool, especially the ones who also spend their evenings with me in this blasted library.


You might be wondering our longitude and latitude in this picture (i.e. where on earth we were) and I will tell you that we were at Classic Skating.  Yes, the place where I chipped my wrist bone and had to wear the delightfully smelling brace for six weeks (fond memories, my friends. Super fond.)  But you may also notice that I am holding a SCOOTER! (my preferred form of transportation).  That’s right, I chose to scooter at the skating rink because A) I had a scooter to use (thank you, Dan the Manielle), B) I’m a horrible roller skater…no, but seriously. HORRIBLE. C) I didn’t care to injure myself again because we all know that is exactly what I would have done, and D) scooters are SUUUPER hip, yo.

I’d rather be scootering. That’s for sure.

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I was just looking at my feet, so I thought of this.

One time, I went to Lake Powell with my friends and one of the days we went on this little walk on the rocks.  For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to not wear shoes and then walk around on burning hot rocks for 20 minutes.  Doing that ended up giving me really big blisters and they hurt for a really long time.


Also, that was the same trip where there was a queen size air mattress that two people would have to share and everyone volunteered Rach and I. Well, just so you know, sharing is caring and I slept very well on that mattress, even if Rachel did snore and probably took up 75% of the mattress.


That was also the same trip where Rachel came to the campfire one night wearing the biggest shirt ever and I proceeded to ask why on earth she had brought such a huge shirt, to which she replied, “Well, I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me?  You’re the one who packed for me.” Which was true. Touche.


Also, Rachel was a water bottle model on that trip.


This was also the trip where Landon made everyone toaster struedels (“Careful! Zay are hot inside!) and the trip where we played the “B” game for at least an hour. Rules of the game: think of as many words as you can that start with the letter “b”. Super complicated, right? I have no idea why we played that game, but let me tell you, Landon was really good at it (“Butt, backwards, bottom, butt”).

Also, I really only wanted to tell you about the blisters that I had on my feet (and who knows why I felt the need to do that), but then I thought of those other things, so I told you about them.

happy sabbath.

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I am thankful for who I am today.

I am thankful for this year that has been the year of growth for me.  I am thankful for the chances I have had to become a better person each day, to look outside myself and to see the beauty in the world around me and the thousands of blessings I have.  I am grateful for where I am, for where I am going, and for who I can become.

I am grateful for this year, the one that I wasn’t so sure I ever wanted to come.

It’s funny how things always work out the way they’re supposed to, even if it’s not the way I wanted it to.  It’s incredible how much my personal life has been blessed this year.  I’ve had opportunities I never though I would.  I’ve made friends with people I never thought I would.  I’ve had experiences that would not have been possible if I hadn’t been willing to put away my selfishness and trust in a greater plan. It has truly been a fantastic year so far.

I have learned to love the past, but I have also learned to move forward and love where I am right now.

I am thankful for who I am today.

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I Think We’ll Keep Her Around…

…because she’s just so dang talented.

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