Monday, August 1, 2011


So, I wrote this post Monday... but my grandma's computer wouldn't let me press the publish button for some reason... so when it says today I mean Monday... yeah....

I learned today that the reason you call it fishing as opposed to catching, is because there is no guarantee that you're going to catch ANYTHING! So they just call it fishing. At least that's what my grandpa says. In any case I LOVED IT! My grandpa also says that a bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work. He couldn't have said it better. I'd rather be in the middle of the ocean than behind a school desk any day.

So, we went fishing today (just in case you hadn't realized that yet). Unfortunately my grandpa's boat is being worked on at the moment because he's getting new engines put in so we had to go on his friend Stan's boat. Stan's boat is a lot like my grandpa's. There's the main cabin, the upper deck, the back deck and the prow of the boat that you can walk along. Typically on my grandpa's boat I spend the majority of my time on the prow and the upper deck because that's where I feel... free. The upper deck is open and the wind blows by and the prow is just amazing. Unfortuantely on Stan's boat both of these areas were off limits. On the upper deck he had chords running all over so no one could go up there, and it was too windy out and the swells were too large to go on the prow (had I been on grandpa's boat I still probably wouldn't have been allowed up there).

Despite these setbacks I had an amazing time. As we were first going out the swells were so big that it felt like we were on a roller coaster. We stood, held onto the counter to keep our balance, and just went up and down and up and down. My dad and brother get seasick, but not me, never me. We dropped crab pots on our way out so that we could hopefully catch some crabs for dinner. Thanks to the windy cold weather the warm water where the salmon would be hiding was a good ways north, so we motored that way for about an hour before finally deciding to try letting down the lines. We did... and nothing bit. So we moved on and tried again... nothing. Eventually we did get one bite! I was the one who reeled it in and we got it safely in the net and on the deck... and it had a fin. That means it's wild and we have to throw it back. We were all disappointed. Well a few more hours passed and everyone was starting to get annoyed. There hadn't been another bite, we'd eaten most of the food, and everyone had slept as much as they could already (except for me, I sleep as little as possible on the boat, who would mant to miss out on ocean time!). Just when everyone was near their breaking point we got another bite. Erin tried to bring in this one, but she lost it. We couldn't go in until the tide changed. If we went in any sooner the chances of the crab pots having any crabs was really low, and we wanted SOMETHING! So we just kept on puttering around trying to tempt some fish to bite. Finally we got another bite, and then another. Two fish on at one time! Grandma took the first one but it got away. Aiden took the second one and we brought it in! Even better, it didn't have a fin, a keeper. Everyone was thrilled and we turned around to go over that spot again. After going aroudn in circles for another hour or two we finally decided to call it quits. We brought the lines back in and picked up speed, headed for the crab pots. How can I describe that ride back in... The sun was out and shining bright on the water and the blue sky made the ocean and blue as blue can be. The water had calmed and swells were rare and small. As we zoomed along I went out onto the back deck and looked over the side up towards the prow cutting through the water. As the prow sliced through the water was lifted and then fell. As it fell it trapped air so that there was this big bubble of water comming of the prow. Then it would fall and white foam came shooting up. It was breathtaking.

We got to the crab pots and found TONS! In the end we were able to keep 16 crabs, which we just finished eating now. They were delicious by the way. The rest of the way in I just looked out over the ocean. I only get to go fishing out there once a year, but that once a year is one of the best days of the year for me. I can still feel the boat swaying beneath me. Well, lets just say that I love the ocean. I love everything about it... So maybe not those stormes that create tsunamis that kill pople and destroy their homes... but everything else! Today has been great. :D

Thursday, July 28, 2011


So it's summer! Well, it has been for a while I suppose, I just haven't been so good about getting on this blog... like I haven't been on here since school go out... at all... I feel kinda bad about that. Well I'm on here now! So since I haven't been on here all summer, let's do a review of what it's been like for me. School got out and I sat around home, did chores, the basic summer things. Then there was Youth Conference (TONS OF FUN). After that it looked like I'd be sitting around doing nothing for three weeks as I waited for Girls Camp to come around, didn't turn out that way. Last minute I got to go on this AMAZING trip to Utah along with one of my favorite people to see another one of my favorite people... It was a pretty great trip! Then I had a week of downtime before Girls Camp (as always that was wonderful... well I suppose there was that one girl talking my ear off and driving me crazy... but other than that it was perfect). After Girls Camp was a week of downtime until we've reached now! Tomorrow I leave for a trip to the Oregon Coast. I get to go fishing on the ocean with my Grandpa and enjoy spending time in that beach house he bought. Oh, and I get to meet this guy my aunt is going to marry and his sons... I would be more excited about that but after a certain Second Cousin I met, well seeing their pictures was a bit of a letdown. Oh well! In any case it's going to be fun... I hope... you can never really tell ahead of time with these kinds of trips in question. I think that's the gist of my summer so far. I hope all goes well!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Well, yesterday was my ELI presentation; and it went off without a hitch! ELI is pretty much finished for the year now... goodness I'm going to miss that. I won't miss school of course; but meeting with Ivar was just so much fun! There is however good news. In my ELI presentation I just might have mentioned my need for WORD and along with that comes a laptop of my own... yeah... my parents noticed. We now have a deal of sorts. I show some real dedication to this editing thing (aka I look into what Publishing Houses are around BYU and BYUI as well as any that might be around Moscow and also check in with the people involved in the creative writing class at the university) and I get my laptop and word for my B-Day! Needless to say I am SO EXCITED! I wanted to look into editing connections anyway and I NEED a laptop! I hope everything works out!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Another one of those powerful four letter words I suppose. In any case life, right. Now is one of those times when I feel, out of it... I've had a great day (a party and then even more time with some friends); but I fell like I'm just floating through my days. Or rather, when something is happening I'm there but as soon as I'm by myself I can't do anything. I'm forced to... think. Horrible right? Me, thinking, no way! Hahah, okay laugh all you want. My point is that I keep on thinking about the impossible, about those dreams that everyone has of the perfect life that will never come true. Earlier today a friend and I were joking about how I was going to live in a mansion by a horse ranch (giant library included in that mansion) and she was going to have a cottage by the seaside. Then whenever we needed a change we'd just go visit the other person. Think about how impossible that actually is though. I feel as though I have no control over the future, or even the present sometimes. As for the past... there are so many things I wish I could change. I suppose all I can do is stand up and take charge of my life; but I'm having the hardest time making myself do that. It's so easy to just sit back and watch as life slips by... too easy...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


It's a strange thing isn't it. Even the word love is sort of odd. Just four letters that stand for so much. Just think about how many different kinds of love there is. There's the love you have for family, the love you have for friends, and the love you have for those friends that are so close they practically are family. There's the love you feel for YW leaders and those teachers who let you get away with just about anything. Then there are the other types of love, the serious types. There's the love when you fall in love, like seriously fall in love (not that I know what that feels like), and there's the love that people claim to feel for others in high school. The last type I don't believe in. That time of love just doesn't exist in High Schools; but try to get other people to admit that. Funny that a four letter word can take so long to explain...

Monday, April 11, 2011


It makes me laugh when you ask a friend a question on facebook, REALLY want an answer, and they decide to ignore it. Alright, so it was a hard question; and it probably made them think about life a bit more than they wanted to; but that was the point! In any case I don't think I'm going to get my answer any time soon and since they don't even know about this blog it's not like this post is going to change anything. I just wish they would answer the stupid question.

Friday, April 1, 2011


For the first time EVER I bought wine. Don't worry it wasn't to drink. For Christmas my brother gave me a French Cookbook and nearly all the recipes call for wine; so today I decided to make one of the recipes. The most amusing part of this whole thing was when I got home and realized that the wine bottle had a cork that did NOT want to come out. It took two screws, a pair of pliers, and my dad holding the bottle while I pulled to get it to come out. In the end though the dinner was a success! I love French recipes!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


So, I haven't posted in a very, very, very long time. A lots been happening. For starters Junior Miss was last Saturday and I got SECOND! I'm kinda relieved it's over though. Then Tuesday my mom went and bought Tangled, my new official favorite Disney movie of all time. Another plus, this was Arts Fest week so a bunch of my classes went easy on me. To top it all off I just got back from Mr. MHS. Admittedly I didn't approve of who they picked as the winner but it made for a funny night. That's my life so far in a nutshell!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break

One of those weeks that just seem to fly by. It's absolutely insane. Between Junior Miss practice, building closets, sanding part of my room, and trying to have some fun life has gotten a little bit out of hand. In any case I have had fun driving my siblings insane with songs from different musicals. How anyone could prefer a Hannah Montana song over A Change In Me from Beauty and the Beast is a mystery to me.
Speaking of mysteries, I have one of my own that's been puzzling me. Last night I had a dream about a boy. Real shocker right. Anyway, in this dream there was one part where bandits or robbers came in and this boy and I were about to be forced to get married and it was just so real, well, except for the fact that the inside of the White House turned out to be a storeroom... Moving on, in that part of the dream there was one time where the boy had a chance to escape; but he chose to stay, he chose me instead of freedom. The weirdest thing of all, in the dream I was seriously in love with him. Oh, and to top it all off, I know that he goes to my school, I just can't remember which of all the boys who go to my school it was. Oh, and he was LDS too... That lowers it down to what, 15 boys. Bother, so last night in my dream I fell in love with someone and now I can't remember who it was. I wonder if he'll show up again tonight... I hope he does. Even though it's ridiculous I'd like to know who it is I fell in love with last night...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Here Comes Break

I know I haven't posted in forever; but life's just been... crazy. I am SO GLAD Spring Break is almost here. Without that to look forwards to I don't know how I'd get through tomorrow. Just one more day to get through. One more day with just one more Trig quiz. I can do this.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I have discovered that there is something that people notice even more than a hair cut. Makeup. Eyeliner to be exact. For the first time I wore eyeliner on both my top and bottom lashes and it was ridiculous how many comments I got.
"You look very nice."
"I like your eyeliner."
"Did you do something differently? In any case it looks good."
"You look great today; and I'm not just saying that because you have cookies."
Then came the really strange comment.
"Wow Emily, you look...feral... You know, wild."
"Um... okay... I'm not sure if that's a compliment or an insult."
"No, I like it. It's a good look for you."
"Still not sure if that's a compliment."
Yeah, that was weird. In any case I had a very good day; but I might wear just a little less eyeliner tomorrow. I don't think I like looking "feral".

"Family Emergency"

I got called out of 5th period Chemistry for a "Family Emergency". It wasn't until I was picked up by my mom that I discovered this "emergency" involved a new set of rollers, and a HUGE bag of heavy duty makeup. Two hours later my hair looked amazing and my face... Well lets just say that it looked like I'd gone a little crazy; but it looks great in pictures! In other words, I LOVE FAMILY EMERGENCIES!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chick Flick Books

I like cartoon chick flick books. I'm not saying they're amazing literature. I'm not even saying they're good; but when I need to laugh at something so absolutely ridiculous and cute that I won't find it anywhere else, I know where to turn. Honest to goodness I think the real reason I like them is because that's the way I've convinced myself love should be. Two people should just fall in love and in the end it should all work out. I know that's totally unrealistic; but I suppose that's why I love to read about it. At least I get to live out my modern day fairy tale for a few hours.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Track Changes

I have learned that Open Office has something kind of sort of like track changes. They just don't work as well and any notes you print off to the side are just printed on the next page and you can't tell where they belong. It's pretty ridiculous. Still, it's a start. Now, to talk about something actually interesting... Today I learned how to make hearts and penguins appear on Facebook chat. It's pretty amazing. I am officially very proud of myself. Oh, and thank you to the friend who taught me how... I love you! I love you all!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Today I could tell another Sunday School story... Yeah, another one of those took place... But something better happened today, two something betters in fact. First of all, I had a meeting to go to at 6:30 today. My dad and brother were headed out Visiting Teaching at 6 so I ended up at the church early, really early. To my surprise I was not the only one there. It was the other wards New Beginnings. Seeing how I had nothing better to do, and two of my best friends were there, and they had cute cupcakes, I stuck around for it. It was AMAZING. Full of spiritual messages, a great talk by one of my friends, and even harp music! And of course the cupcakes were delicious. Well after that and then my meeting it was time to head home. My dad and brother picked me up and on the way home informed me that on the way they were going to stop to shovel someone's driveway. At first I was annoyed. I have homework to do in the morning and wanted to get to bed early; but as I watched them shovel I realised how self centred I was being. I can't help but think how much more a shovel driveway will mean to that family compared to 20 minutes more of sleep for me. They really taught me a lesson today, one I needed to learn. I love my family.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Aiden may be just about the most ANNOYING teenage boy in the WORLD!!! He does absolutely everything in his power to drive us all insane; and yet... Today when we were outside together and I was about to head in he actually started to have a descent conversation with me. Mostly because he didn't want to have to chop wood by himself; but it showed me that my amazing younger brother is still there. The one that people would mistake for my twin. He may go insane some days, and drive all of us insane too, but I still love him with all my heart.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Destiny is a strange and mysterious thing. You cannot escape it, yet you have within you the ability to shape it into whatever you wish to make of it. I do not believe in Love at First Sight; but destiny I do believe in. I believe that some day I will find the right person; and then I will finally feel love. Until then what can I do but wait and sigh over cute actors? Speaking of which, I love Alex and Logan!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Yesterday we learned a simple and very cool way to balance complex chemical equations. I LOVED it, I got the homework done in half the time most people did. Today she taught us a very mean and complex way, to do the same exact thing. The worst part was when she split us into groups to do the example problems, she gave our group a problem that was written incorrectly. No matter how hard we tried it was impossible to get the right answer! Talk about a pain...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Girl Scouts

I once thought that all girl scouts were pretty cute. I now think that there are several that are just too cute. As in, they think they are adorable and so they won't leave you alone for even a second. Fortunately I did not get stuck with this kind of girl scout, someone else did; but boy was it funny, for the first ten seconds.

"Do you listen to Hannah Montana? I own the Hannah Montana Movie. I like Hannah Montana. What kind of music do you listen to? Do you own Selina Gomez? I like Selina Gomez. We should do the dance with the song now. So what if it's too fast, I'll just sing along. AGAIN!! AGAIN!! AGAIN!!! I'm a High Schooler too, just a short one. Is that your best friend? Can I be your best friend? I like you. You have to go now, awww... Bye, bye, bye, can I have one more hug? Bye, bye, bye, see you later, bye... ect."
It was interesting to watch... I do love girl scout cookies; just maybe not ALL girl scouts.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Am Number 4

Saw it, loved it, however, I wouldn't buy it... There were those two creapy scenes... But Alex Pettifer is just SO COOL!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday School

Sunday School gets to be pretty interesting when there's a guy sitting all the way across the room who won't stop staring at you. Especially when every time you look up and catch him staring he doesn't even bother to look away. Oh, and when you start to mark a scripture he pulls out his markers and does the same. Yep, gotta love Sunday School.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I just drove home from Spokane in the dark. It started out quite nice. Everyone was being quiet, good music, almost no one else on the road, and I LOVE going fast. About half-way home it started to snow lightly. Annoying, but no big problem right. Then some patches of fog started to show up, and became pretty steady fog, and the snow got heavier, and pretty soon I was NOT VERY HAPPY. It's no fun driving in weather like that. Then a car shows up behind me and decides to pass because I'm going 55 in a 60MPH zone. Pardon me for not wanting to die. Anyway, we were in a two lane stretch so while they were passing a car goes past us too and with all of that, and the fog, and the snow, I kind of freaked out for a moment. I got REALLY close to the concrete side thing and freaked out my mom too. We both must have jumped a foot. Well, after that vehicle passed the road dropped down, the fog faded away, and the snow got lighter again. We all survived; but boy am I tired.

Friday, February 18, 2011


We have started building the closets into our bedrooms! When they're done we'll have four mirrors in each bedroom. Oh, I just love mirrors!!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The most AMAZING BBC Series EVER. Well, maybe not ever, but it's so CUTE! With a dorky kid you can't help but love. The cute jock who is becoming more mature each day; and Gwen is just about the sweetest thing ever! Oh, and that's not even mentioning the time when Lancelot showed up... I LOVE IT!!!!

Trig. Study Day

Today in Trig it was a (study day). Typically this means we get to do what we like. I was going to go up to the library and get to work on the English Report that has kept me up so late. Well, Walker says we're doing something small and quick on the board and then I can go up. Okay. An hour later he announces that the proof we have been working on all class period cannot be solved algebraically. We have all been wasting our time, my head hurts, and I got no work done on English. Just one of those class periods... Sigh... I still love life!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Anyone who knows me knows that I can fast walk. It's as natural to me as eating or sleeping. Considering this it shouldn't come as a shock that for the presentation we watched during Chemistry I was the first one in the auditorium. Being the good little student that I am I sat in the middle section, just one seat away from the aisle, three rows back. The second person in the room did surprise me, as did the fact that they sat next to me... Even stranger, they sat next to the aisle so that there was no chance of anyone else sitting next to them. It made me start to wonder, why? I'm not going to say who it was, you'd all just laugh at me and say they were just being nice; and it's late and I'm probably making something out of nothing; but still. Why would they sit next to me? Wouldn't I love to know...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

It's late, and I'm tired; so I have decided to just give all of you a kind of valentine. This is going to be pretty amazing:
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Honey is Sweet
And so are You
Never heard that one before... Goodnight!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Laurel Lesson

Last night I was ready for bed, about to climb in, it's 1:00; and I realized that I was in charge of the Laurel Lesson today. I moaned, groaned, dragged myself over to my desk, and started to prepare. The lesson went well and everything; but last night it was all I could do to keep my eyes open as I prepared. Still, I love the fact that I don't have to do it again for 4 months!


So today was insane, seriously. I headed into town for Junior Miss at 6:45. That involved showing off my outfits, playing my piano piece, more push-ups, and a mock interview that was surprisingly easy. Then I helped set up for the dance. Next came the fashion show at the mall. After that I kind of just had to stick around until my brother's game was over so I could get home.
As soon as I was home I was ready for a nap. Erin had a friend over so my mom said I could go to sleep in her bed. 3:45 I lay down, 5:45 something wakes me up. My head is turned to the left so I'm kind of just laying there until suddenly someone whispers in my ear! I turn my head and find out that my mom's face is only about 6 inches away. I just about jumped a foot into the air!
Then it was off to the dance to help with the last minute prep. The dance itself was great! It took about an hour to get things really going; but it was lots of fun!
To finish off the night Tristan, Kelsey, Darrel, and I headed over to Kelsey's for a movie. We ended up watching 'Laputa: Castle in the Sky'. I've seen that movie like 5 times but I love it! The movie ended about 12:30 and then Kelsey brought me home. I suppose that technically it's Sunday now; but this counts as my Saturday post. What a crazy day! Yet still, I loved it!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011


I am tired. Last night I didn't get enough sleep. The night before I didn't get enough sleep. The night before that I... You get the picture. Oh, and to top it all off tomorrow I don't even get to sleep in because of Junior Miss and then a million other things all taking place on the same day. On the up side, I love my friends!!!! And yes, I still do love Junior Miss... and shopping... and chocolate... I'm tired.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cornell Notes

Also know as "Death By Procrastination". I hate the fact that I've gotten myself into this pickle; but that's just life for you. I do NOT love cornell notes... That's all I can think to say at the moment.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mentor Meeting

Today I had my first mentor meeting. I would like to say here and now that my mentor is AMAZING!!! He knows everything there is to know about editing, both he and his wife were editors, and he's willing to meet with me once a week!!! I am SO HAPPY!!!! I love ELIs.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Have a Kiss From Junior Miss

It was quite fun to stand in Baskin Robbins and hand out chocolate. All of us girls just kind of standing there did get a few queer looks though... In any case there was lots of laughter, jokes, and of course ICE CREAM!!! Though now I'm starting to really want one of those smoothes of theirs. Those things are GOOD! The only annoying thing was coming home and Aiden saying "So, kiss anyone tonight?" And then he flicked me on the cheek. The curse of younger brothers who are determined to get on your nerves. I think he's still annoyed about me getting my ears pierced. Honestly I think the only thing he and my dad really agree about is that I shouldn't have done it! Brothers...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pierced Ears!!!

I did it! My ears are now pierced! I can't let any of my siblings know, 'cause they'd all freak out and Erin would get upset; but it looks so cool! The best part was that I didn't feel a thing, seriously. It hurts more when you go to the dentist and he gives you the stuff to numb your mouth. In any case, I love pierced ears!

Goodness, in like the two minutes that I was typing this Aiden found out! Snap, he'd better not tell Erin!!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


We got my dad Blokus for his B-day. More of a family present really. Well on that day we all played, and I won. Oh yeah. When we got home the others played some more; but I had Cornell Notes so I was done. So today my mom got out the game and I played for my second game. I must just be a natural at this game because I am the first person in my family to play all of my pieces! I love Blokus!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Shopping

So Junior Miss is fun and all; but my mom is seriously going all out. Friday we got my outfit for the opening dance, which I did really need jeans but the shirt wasn't exactly a necessity. Then today I tell her that by next Saturday I need all my other outfits to be together. Not to big of a deal right? We have my dresses and suit. Necklaces weren't vital, so I was just missing one blouse. Well let me just say that Saturday Shopping with her is intense. I might have come away with a few more things than I needed; but I love every one. My mom is so COOL!

Friday, February 4, 2011


You know those times when you say something that makes your friends kind of mad, but not really. That fake kind of mad when they put on a frowning face but you both know it's fake. Well I said on of those things today; but instead of putting on a frowning face (because we were texting not talking) she played a little joke on me. She said she'd asked a boy out for me. That alone was enough to give me a heart attack. After the initial shock I realised that this just might be okay, I wouldn't have to ask him myself. Then she told me it was a joke. Then came back the nervous realisation that I would have to ask him myself after all. Was I annoyed for half a second, yes. Did I laugh before that second was over, you bet I did. What are friends for but to tease each other. And I must admit it was a very convincing joke! I love friends.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


It is true, tomorrow I am ditching. I always think of it as sick of school; but my dad made if clear to me that this is plain old ditching. So today when I got home I walk up to my mom and ask if I can skip school tomorrow. Her response, sure. I then ask if there's any chance we could stop at the mall for a few things and suggest some other errands and we start planing what our days schedule will be. That's the way my mom is about me deciding not to go to school. My dad was a bit different. He want to know WHY I'm ditching. My mom didn't even ask earlier. The honest answer, I need a break. I'm sure lots of other people do too; but I think I've almost hit my snapping point this week. My dad then goes on to explain that though he never condoned my skipping school to do homework, he didn't speak against it; but he cannot stand the though of me just skipping because I don't feel like it. He compared school to the job I will have someday, when I won't be able to just say that I'm tired. In my mentality that's one of the reasons I'm skipping; because when I grow up I won't be able to! He still doesn't see it that way. The funny thing is, my mom tried to talk him out of giving me the lecture. He had to do it when she was laying my little brother down. She's worried I'll have a break down like I did the end of last year. I can see why she's worried. My dad has no such qualms. He even went so far as to pull the guilt trip "It's your decision and I hope that you make the right one..." Sorry dad, that might work for little things like helping out my siblings; but school. I don't think so. In any case, I'll miss all of you tomorrow! Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Last night I had a dream. Shocking right! Okay, so it's not so shocking; but this dream was cool; or at least the end of it was, I don't remember anything else. And just for the record this was totally brought on by that Dream Comic. So in my dream I was standing next to this REALLY CUTE BOY. Or, at least I think he was cute, I can't exactly remember what he looked like. Well in my dream he was just about to kiss me when my alarm clock went off. My alarm clock happens to be my phone set at full volume that I placed all the way across the room. So I roll out of bed, RUN to grab my phone before my entire family wakes up, and jump back into bed. By some miracle I managed to hold onto the cute boy in the dream; but he was just smiling at me and we were talking when my OTHER alarm clock goes off. This one is right next to my bed so I just cracked my eyes open and whacked the off button. Back to the cute boy. We were laughing about something hilarious he said, when my alarm clock goes off AGAIN. This morning of all mornings my aim had been slightly off and I had only pressed the snooze. This time I was careful to press the OFF BUTTON and went back to the dream. So dream boy and I are still talking and I find out that his name's Samuel. Or, well, I knew that earlier in the dream but I only remember it because that's what I called him during this part. I'm majorly disappointed that our kiss got all messed up and so I apologize for all of the interruptions. And then he said the sweetest thing! It was something like "I don't mind all of the interruptions so long as it means that I get to spend time with you." I was about to say something back when my Mom pokes her head in the bedroom to make sure I'm awake. By this time it's 6:00 and I have to get up. In any case Samuel was gone and now all I can remember is his name and that he was cute. Please come back tonight, please! I love dreams.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Great Day

Today started out as one of those days that seem to be every bad thing there is. Well, perhaps not every bad thing; but that math test had me nervous. I hadn't done hardly any homework in the chapter and the graphing seemed so confusing. Well I think I got almost 100%, and I know I got the bonus right! Then Chemistry went so very well. Zach is a surprisingly good lab partner. Then to make my day even better half of the kids on the bus were acting up and so the bus driver skipped all their stops making me get home 10 minutes early; and to top it all off as soon as I got home my mom and little brother headed off to Aiden's Basketball game leaving me the laptop and Erin the TV! From a horrible day to a GREAT ONE! I love good days!

Monday, January 31, 2011


Family Home Evening. The Mormon's Monday night. I love it and all, it's just one of those traditions that you grow up with and always kind of look forwards to in the back of your mind. Except for when you have lesson. I had lesson tonight; and it was one of those times when your mind just comes up with a blank. I could always reteach a church or seminary lesson; but none of them seemed to fit FHE. The simple answer, Mormon Message! Those simple videos that make it so you can just say a few short words and then press the play button. They save my life. I love FHE, just not when I have to give the lesson.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sacrament Meeting

Today was a rather normal Sunday. Get up, get ready for church... Normal. The difference was that today, we couldn't get Dexter to come inside. We can't leave the house until he's in because he would follow us all the way to the highway; it's happened before. Because of this we ended up finally arriving at church just before Sacrament Meeting started. As usual by this time almost all the seats were taken. There was a bit of room on the front bench so we sat there. Then came the problem that when Aiden was done passing the Sacrament there was no room for him where we were sitting. He just sat down on the bench where the Deacons wait to pass the sacrament and ignored us. Mom felt bad, so she tried to get Collin to go and sit next to him. No way, Collin absolutely refuses. Then I feel kind of bad so I get up and go sit next to him. When I sit down he says, "What are you doing here?" I just smile and said, "You looked lonely." "Go away." I ignore him and listen to the speaker, typical Aiden. A few minutes later I'm surprised when Erin and Collin come over to sit next to me. Apparently I'm a much less intimidating bench partner than Aiden. So the rest of Sacrament meeting there were the four of us on a side bench and my Mom and Dad in the front row of the center bench. They kept on looking back at us and trying not to laugh. I have to admit we must have made quite a picture with Aiden pretending we don't exist, Erin sleeping on my lap, and Collin being Collin. I love strange sacrament meetings.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Moscow's Distinguised Young Women's Program

Who are you trying to kid, just call it Junior Miss for crying out loud! Anyways this morning was the first official Junior Miss practice. It involved 50 painful push-ups, some not quite so painful sit-ups, and LOTS of tripping around in high heels. I never realized just how hard it is to walk properly; or how to sit gracefully. Oh, and I mustn't forget the Hoedown Throwdown! All in all, it was fun. Lots of girls laughing as they tripped over their own two feet. The time could be more convenient... but all in all... I LOVE IT!

Friday, January 28, 2011


I just got home from babysitting two of the CUTEST KIDS EVER! They laughed and smiled, threw a deflated beach ball with me, and helped to build castles out of blocks and then push them down. I love those two. What a great way to spend an evening; and I got paid for it! Babysitting, one of the greatest inventions of all time.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Today was just one of those amazing days where everything goes right. I got a 100% on my History Quiz, managed to write a creepy scene I'm quite proud of in French class, got two books for my ELI, and spent the rest of school at Poetry Out Loud. I just feel so, good about myself. Now let's see if I have accomplished all the things my blog is about:

1)I lived by doing something other than school work to prove that I do have a life.

2) I laughed about cute ways to ask guys to dances.

3) You could say that there was love in the creepy scene I wrote today... but I don't think it's supposed to be that kind of love. How about this, I LOVE TODAY!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

All New

So, I finally figured out how to do the nice blog background... Yeah, I'm not really sure why it took me so long. In any case I officially LOVE the new look and am dedicating myself to try and post at least once a week. I don't yet know if I'll be successful; but that's just the way life is sometimes. In any case I consider it a very late New Years Resolution. A New Blog Resolution in my case. Now as for a good brief about anything exciting today... For mutual we went to Pullman to watch a presentation by the author of Three Cups of Tea. It was absolutely fascinating (despite the fact that I was passing notes the entire time) and now I feel inspired to read his book. Well, as soon as I get my homework done... Right... That could be a problem. I think that's all for now!