Friday, December 31, 2010

a happy new year, with love overflowing

thanks regina <3

My dear acquaintance, it's so good to know you
For strength of your hand
That is loving and giving
And a happy new year
With love overflowing
With joy in our hearts
For the blessed new year

Raise your glass and we'll have a cheer

For us all who are gathered here
And a happy new year to all that is living
To all that is gentle, kind, and forgiving
Raise your glass and we'll have a cheer
My dear acquaintance, a happy new year

All of those who are hither and yonder

With love in our hearts
We grow fonder and fonder
Hail to those who we hold so dear
And hail to those who are gathered here

And a happy new year to all that is living

To all that is gentle, young, and forgiving
Raise your glass and we'll have a cheer
My dear acquaintance, a happy new year
Happy new year

Friday, December 24, 2010

the fire is soooo delightful

okay sad day in whitney land...
its not like i really thought i had a chance with him
worst christmas present ever!
pretty sure if it wasnt christmas eve, i would be crying right now.
im going to go watch a cheesy christmas movie and have turkey dinner to make myself feel better.

ok lets be honest, christmas eve has been lovely
plus, this makes me happy.
and i cant stop listening to this:

and this:

i love this day. a lot.
hope yours has been as glorious as mine!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

think about it

my friend em posted this the other day.
i personally have no affilition with this building
but i have seen it several times, and can appreciate its beauty and majesty.
i was extremely saddened that such a historic landmark is gone.
but when i saw the photo below, i literally wept.
something just came over me, 
and i was overwhelmed with just how amazing this is.
pulled from the rubble of a fire that destroyed everything
is a painting of christ surrounded by angels. 
the entire image burned, except for christ in the center.
think about it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

perfect concoction of yuletide cheer

every year i make a one of a kind christmas mix, of mostly new music that is particuarly exceptional. i dig, and search, and find listen and re listen, until i know for sure its a satisfactory song. these mixes of mine have become quite famous i must say. and this year i personally think i have outdone myself. its basically fantastic,and i cant get enough. i love music. and i love christmas. perfect.

1. tiny tree christmas...guster
2. christmas lights...coldplay
3. it snowed...meaghan smith
4. peppermint winter...owl city
5. o christmas tree...glee cast
6. joy to the world...david archuleta
7. the first noel...josh groban
8. shake up christmas...train
9. very merry christmas...dave barnes
10. hallelujah...susan boyle
11. o holy night...glee cast
12. wish list...neon trees
13. meet me at the mistletoe...dave barnes
14. winter wonderland...selena gomez (dont mock me)
15. the christmas song...charice
16. christmas this year...tobymac and leigh nash
17. peace...norah jones
18. a christmas song...dave mathews band
19. i'll be home for christmas...michael buble
20. the 12 days of christmas...straight no chaser
21. christmas time is here...vince guaraldi trio

now mind you, even the order that these songs are listed in is a science. it took much consideration and many sleepless nights, so dont mess it up. heck, if you want a copy of this amazingness, you should probably just let me know, cause your christmas wont be the same without it. ;)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

the tinsel the lights the star that sings

It comes along just once a year,
on Winters wings - Decembers rear,
ahh-ahh humbug phase is coming dear,
and then appears a perfect Christmas time,

All the world assembles its’ pieces,
Grandmothers, nephews and nieces,
with every one the joy increases,
get behind a perfect Christmas time,

A tiny tree Christmas,
hang the balls with wishes,
the tinsel the lights the star that sings,
it’s all you really need,
and you got your golden bells the star that sings,
on top your tiny tree,

So pull the shades and set the mood,
with candlelight and Chinese food,
ahh-ahh It’s a Wonderful Life plays on loop,
the makings of a perfect Christmas time,

Cause in your heart you have all the pieces,
Grand mama, nephews and nieces,
and all the while your joy it increases,
get behind a perfect Christmas time,

A tiny tree Christmas,
hang the balls with wishes,
the tinsel the lights the star that sings,
it’s all you really need,
and you got your golden bells the star that sings,
on top your tiny tree, yeahhhh,

Holiday, oh please don’t ever go away, away,
Holiday, oh don’t you ever go away, away,

Laaaa, laa, laa
La la la la laaaa laaaa laaa la la la la la
Laaaa, laa, laa
La la la la laaaa laaaa laaa la la la la la 

p.s. can i just say that i LOVE new christmas music, almost as much as i love classic christmas music.
man my christmas mix pretty much rocks this year.

can i also say that i LOVE cheesy christmas movies? like falalala lifetime one in particular.
awesome. this one got the trophy for tonight. pretty much stellar.

true blooded aggie

i quite enjoy crossing things off my bucketlist
it brings me great satisfaction 
in knowing that i have accomplished something that is significant and important to me.
and here i am.
just crossing off 'graduate from college'
done there on the side of this here blog
like its no big deal.
who would have seen this day coming?
not me.
yet here it is.
done. and done.
wow time sure does fly eh?

boy 2006 seems like ages ago...
i am pictured somewhere in the second U

first visit to USU as a senior in high school.
who knew of all the glorious things that were to come...

p.s. since apparently the thousands of dollars i gave to the university is insignificant, they canceled december commencement. so therefore i have to wait till may to get the 'legit' graduation commencement pictures and blah blah blah. so patience ducklings. thanks.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

c'est noel

i think i truly found my new favorite song....of the week anyways...but seriously, i can NOT stop listening to this. and i am seriously in love

i am pretty sure i have mentioned it before, but i absolutely despise top sheets. but when i got my new bed set, they  came with these cute polka dotted ones, so i put them on. i can tell you now, that i STILL hate top sheets, regardless of how cute they are. i finally took them off yesterday, and had the best sleep last night. phew!

i am apparently being punished for something and haven't quite figured out what that is. but this is getting really frustrating and i seriously want to scream and run away...but all i can do is laugh...story of my life

my friend Emily and i stayed up until 5 am working on our student teaching portfolios. i should really get an award that says "Congratulations Whitney! You are the world's greatest procrastinator and yet you have still managed to graduate from college!"

there is nothing better than the Josh Groban Christmas Album, and the Peaceful Holiday's Pandora station. magic. particularly, his version of this song, cause lets all be honest...thats just a weird weird christmas song, but Josh perfectly nails it. oh wait, and this one. french...duh.

after my latest 'adventure' i am semi terrified to drive home for christmas. okay, i am really terrified...anyone wanna drive me to boise?!

speaking of that last adventure, some of you asked how i broke my key. i honestly have no just happened. and i forgot to mention, that to top all of that off...i left my I-POD in Pocatello! lucky its safe and sound with Hailey and i should have it back soon.

it would be blasphemous of me to have a post and not mention glee. so...A. finnchel? what the heck. B. emma/carl? double what the heck. C. love the glee christmas album. just saying.

in 4 days i can say "back when i was in college..."
gahhhh scary thought!

lindsey and i decided that the whole etching your name on your scriptures thing was a GENIUS idea. creepy? maybe. handy? very much so.

i really am going to miss 3rd grade. this kids come up with the funniest thing, and i am really going to miss hanging out with them everyday! luckily i am going to substitute in the school a lot, so i will get to see them every once in a while

gretchen, i dont understand your comment on the other blog, we really did earn $3,000 at our auction for charity. dead serious. i didnt contribute, cause i bid $10 on a date with some kid, and was out bid by $40. shoot

i really think we should start warning young children not to fall in love with Disney princes. it haunts you for the rest of you life. no joke.

i love christmas time. that basically goes with out saying...but i feel so happy during the entire month of december. the smells, the feels, the sights, and the sounds...i just love christmas and i never want it to end!

i am so excited to have nothing to do over christmas break. i have a mound of movies and books that i am going to dive into and enjoy without a car in the world. ohhhhh yessss.

Monday, November 29, 2010

remember that one day?

this rant is mainly for myself. i feel like i need to document it somehow, because personally it feels like some sort of tragic lifetime movie, and not my real life...also, it may make me sound like a big baby. but this was in fact quite traumatic...

i can honestly say, hands down, yesterday, sunday november 28th was in fact the worse day of my life so far.
terriblemy 'no big deal' 5 1/2 hour drive took almost 12.
  • bad weather started about 20 minutes out of boise
  • lost control of my car, did a complete 360 and slid off the road in mountain home
  • 5 minutes later repeat the above occurence. no joke. i actually thought i was going to die right then and there
  • cried for about 30 miles
  • found out the road to salt lake was closed
  • had to take the road to pocatello
  • hit that road just in time for the snow storm
  • drove about 20 miles an hour, fearing my life the whole time
  • finally made it to pocatello 6 hours later (it should only take 3)
  • stopped at hailey's house to stretch and pee (i have never been so stiff and tense in my whole life)
  • what was supposed to be a 30 min stop turned into...
  • snapping my key in two
  • getting locked out of my car
  • breaking into my car
  • and driving all over pocatello trying to find someone to make me a new key out of the two pieces that used to be 1 key
  • finally got back on the road
  • just in time for snow storm number 2
  • pocatello to salt lake took 5 hours (it should only take 3 tops) and once again feared my life the whole way
  • finally made it to my little apartment, absolutely exhausted, and literally shaking.
  • after unloading my car, crying out of relief, i took a shower and fell asleep
  • didnt sleep very well, because i felt like i was sliding or swaying. kind of like that feeling you have after you have been on a boat all day, or a treadmill for an extended period of time
  • but its all good, because i am alive, overwhelmed at just how blessed i am, and that dreadful day is over

Monday, November 15, 2010

i laughed. i cried

this is clearly the most brilliant idea i have in fact ever seen.
although, this couple isn't really believe-able,
i truly believe this concept is grand.
ONE snuggie?
FOUR sleeves?

now i just gotta buy me one of these, and find two more arms.
or a boy, whichever comes first...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

They say, give it time, Give it time and it will fall in line...

i love my cooperating teacher. she cracks me up,
and makes third grade super fantastic.

caution: mom don't read the following
i decided to bypass fourteen bucks worth of groceries
and purchase this on its release date.
why? because it is 1. absolutely darling
2. i loved loved the books as a kid (actually still do...)
3. i kind of think selena gomez is great. judge me if you must.

i just buckled down and melted my VERY LAST spiced orange harvest.
it sent me into a fit of anxiety, burning that very last little square of deliciousness
but yet, my room smells like heaven
and it brings me joy.
so i cant really complain, i can only pray that it is one that won the
'bring back my bar' contest.

love love all the music happyness from Em.
this. this and this.
i also really love this song.
and am majorly heartbroken i didnt win tickets.
i even prayed! sheesh!

i turned in all my paperwork for a teacher's license.
woah. talk about being legit in just a few short weeks.
know of any jobs anyone?

kym's b-day. vegas. phantom. treasure island.
can not wait!

ok. can't think of anything else clever to say.
or anything else to say for that matter.
so au revoir for now!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

feuilles d'automne

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

C'est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m'aimais et je t'aimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que m'aimais moi qui t'aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s'aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis
 i love that song. and always have.
i love the place pictured above.
my dear old logan quad.
so happy i snapped this picture over the weekend.
why did i ever leave such a place?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

just how much i could endure.

I usually find most "churchy" poems rather cheesy to the point of a little eye rolling and forced tuning out of the rest of the talk/lesson. but for some reason at the end of Elder Ballard's talk tonight, the poem he shared was one i thought was pretty great. still cheesy, and very churchy, but who doesnt love stellar rhyming like this?...but it really is profound in its own probably stuck out to me cause its exactly what i needed to hear and the theme that has been on my mind lots and lots lately. blast. interesting how that works....which is probably why i for one think this was one of the best CES firesides i have ever heard....hum. anyways, enjoy :)

The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.

A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the Oak Tree's leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
until the Oak was tired and stark.

But still the Oak Tree held its ground
while other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing Oak?"

The Oak Tree said, I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see
they are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever knew.
also, can someone teach me 
1. how to approach people
2. how to be normal
and 3. how to not blush every 2 seconds.
thanks. oh and the sooner the better...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

bring on the imperialistic condiments...

sooooo happy i got to spend my weekend with these girls
they are my favorite.
and im so lucky to have besties like them :)

i also got to venture to this wonderful place.
i love this place.
topped the evening off with cleaning my apartment
and gilmore girls marathon.
wow. happy weekend.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

fourteen is the magic number

shout out to my two favorite FOURTEEN year olds on the planet.
wha? 14? for reals?
sheesh. that means stake dances and drivers ed in a few months.
im beginning to feel old.
well happy birthday Samuel and Gretchen!
i love you and missssssss you
and am bummed i couldnt be there to eat home-made icecream with you.
hope your day is terrifical and fantabulous!
 happy 14th Twin A and Twin B.

Friday, October 29, 2010


thats what this song is.
an a perfect way to start my weekend
p.s. i promise i will post a real post sometime soon.
but i feel its better to leave you with music than nothing at all.
mostly because music is how i get through all of the crazy
and this song is perfect.
gotta love it.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

glass elevator

i currently cant STOP listening to the following displays of musical genius:

*notice the set background shown in the picture. its made from recycled bottles.
i love him

*i mentioned before that this was brilliant.
i still havent gotten over it

*free itunes download a few weeks ago.
love it. very U2/Coldplay sounding in parts
*i stopped listening to tyler ward when he announced he had girlfriend.
jk...but seriously...
but now im back to loving him. i think this is great!
ps did you notice the aggies in the video? its not me...but its something i would do, so we can pretend if you want.
-aaron copland

Friday, October 22, 2010

updates...for lack of a better title

went to thriller AND drowsy chaperone with kym a couple weekends ago.
it was magical and happy and i enjoyed every moment.
it seriously is one of the most creative productions ever.
its a must see for all.

got to go home home HOME this past weekend
it was just swell.
i hadnt been home since i moved to SLC in august,
so it was a much need trip.
AND my mom always goes out for halloween
so i was excited just to be there.

kym and i recently decided to both start watching our movies in abc order
haha it sounds so funny, and so ridiculous
but im quite enjoying myself.
im almost through with the 'A's
and some of them i haven't watched in years probably.
i sure love movies. and i sure do have a sweet collection

going to park city tomorrow for the first time!
sooooo excited

yesterday was my last day in my combo class of 4th/5th grade
it was absolutly tragic
and i was borderline on the verge of tears a few times
pathetic maybe, but these kids are incredible.
i have loved every minute of this expereince
and i just pray that my time in 3rd grade goes half as great as this did
and then i pray that i can find a job soon after :)

some of my goodbye cards were just too great!
1. "Dear Miss Ward. Im really gong to miss you. I think that you are the best student teacher in the hole univers. i beg of you don't live please. your student, amelia"
(haha dont live? ha i hope she meant dont leave)
2. "Dear miss ward. i think its rude that you are leaving. but its ok. dont leave! math will not be the same without you. well, nothing will be the same with out you!"
(believe me, i could stay i would!)
3. "Dear mrs. ward. why in the world do you have to go? i know, but I'll miss you tons. You are a wonderful student teacher. Trust me there were some i never talked to. Go and be a great teacher! I'll miss you"
(i think thats my new life motto :) go and be a great teacher!)
4. one girls card that she drew had 'happy birthday' scribbled out and then underneath said goodbye. when she gave it to me she said, i dont know why i started writing happy birthday, but i fixed it so its ok.
(serious, it is the funniest thing ever)

voting for this closed on monday.
im such a nerd, but my fingers will be crossed until Dec 1st when they announce the winners.
spiced orange harvest.....spiced orange harvest......spiced orange harvest.

i LOVED the movie Valentines Day. except that patrick played the bad guy...grrrr.
but now they are in talks for a New Years Eve movie...featuring Lea Michelle
and possibly Zac Efron...
best news ever? i think yes.

just in case you were wondering, my computer crashed
that why i have been MIA this week.
luckily its back to working properly
and i just pray that it continues to do so. 

the new josh groban cd comes out in less that a MONTH
can. not. wait.
he is my soul mate im pretty sure.

my mom sent me this commercial the other day
i laughed so hard there were tears.

rocky horror glee show?
heck yes.
im nervous but excited.
maybe i will sing a song called, nervous but excited. 

going to the 3rd grade on monday.
wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

happy days are here again...

this. was. absolutely. breathtaking. and perfect.
its moments like this that remind me just why i love glee.

serious. how perfect?!

(i found this video one of lea and chris singing, but its flopped for some reason. 
oh well. it really is fantabulous)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

watching, longing, for the lights, along the shore...

Brightly beams our Father’s mercy from His lighthouse evermore,
But to us He gives the keeping of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!
For to us He gives the keeping of the lights along the shore.
[or Some poor struggling, sinking sailor you may rescue, you may save.]

Dark the night of sin has settled, loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights, along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!
Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights, along the shore.

Trim your feeble lamp, my brother, some poor sailor tempest tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor, in the darkness may be lost.
Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!
Trying now to make the harbor, some poor sailor may be lost.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

good week in music folks. good week.

*sigh* how i love this man. and how i love this new EP. cant wait for a full album.
jason. marry me?

glee is great. he is great. i love it.

yes. i like david archuleta. sue me already. i think he is great.
and i think he has put out a really great 2nd album.

oh josh. you are perfect.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Le ciel bleu sur nous peut s'effondrer

autumn is indeed my favorite season. yet it makes me so homesick. blast. 

im one of those weird scentsy people, and im trying to vote for my FAVORITEST scent to be brought back. help a friend out? its spiced orange harvest...and its to die for.

somedays...ok scratch that EVERYDAY i get incredibly envious of my teachers brand new macbook. that the district provides for teachers. ahhhhh jealous

no im not dating anyone. thanks for asking...NOT. goodness gracious! enough already!

i can not even tell you how excited i am for this weekend! Friday night= Thriller with Kym and her family and Saturday night= The Drowsy Chaperone WHICH we have been waiting for for over a year! ahhhhhh cant wait!

i have come to the conclusion that i will not be able to be a teacher if i DO NOT have a smartboard. those things are simply genius. and happy. and awesome.

i have to graduate from my 4th/5th grade combo class in 3 short weeks. how will i EVER leave these kids?! 
is it tuesday yet? im ready for more GLEE and the new Jason EP! :) AND beauty and the beast to come out of the vault!

i wish the conference issue ensign came out sooner

i listened to this song approximately 16 times over the weekend. i will never get sick of it. it is in fact why i heart josh. (not the best video, but dont watch it, just listen)

i really love the fact that everyone is still talking about USU's epic smashing of BYU. happy 

i feel like i need another weekend in order to recover from my weekend. soooo sleep deprived. and olympus won the battle with my legs...soooooo sore

i really want to see this movie which probably comes as no shock, but i felt like stating that to the world regardless 

i have been jammin to season 2 glee music over the past 2 weeks (all 10 songs so far) well...half of those are britney spears songs.... i kind of have to chuckle at my self, at the realization that this is exactly what i did when i was twelve...belting out 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' at the top of my lungs. interesting

just found out you have to be 25 to be in MoTab. BLAST! i still have 3 years till i can even APPLY!

 thats it. ta ta for now!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

remember to cross 'watching bucketlist' off our bucketlist...

i still have yet to see that movie.
which is kind of ironic
because i have a hefty bucketlist
and have for some time.
ahh well. im sure i will see it someday.
maybe i will add that to my bucketlist....

the point is, have you seen part of my bucketlist
posted down yonder?
well. i got to cross an item off :)
Kasidy and I hiked Mt. Olympus yesterday
and it was wonderful!
beautiful view
beautiful weather
we want to go again in a couple weeks
because it got dark a little too fast and we were rushing down the mountain on our way back.
wondering whether or not we were going to die
haha just kidding...
but it was definitely wonderful!
hooray for bucketlists!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

oh hey nephi!

im currently on the hunt 
for one of these
does any one know
where i could find one?
if so, please let me know. 
i would be much appreciated

proud to wear aggie blue

Once an Aggie. Always and Aggie.
man do i miss all this:

4 hours was not enough! why did i ever leave that place?!?!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

life instructions

in case life is getting the best of you...just follow these simple instructions.

and listen to one of my favorite songs while doing so. it helps. 
i cross my heart.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

in other words, hold my hand

Fly me to the moon. Let me play among the stars.
 having a Frank kinda night tonight.
i sure do love him.
also that is a hot air balloon.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

coulda had a turkey leg today...

wish i could have been there bro.
you are awesome!
boy. im kinda getting homesick...

p.s. last year after the awesome boise highland games, 
i was here...
i wore my shirt in celebration. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Keep on loving what is true and the world will come to you...

have i ever mentioned that i really really love him?
and that this song has been and complete repeat since the day it was released?
well its true.
he has done it again.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


today there was a program on the history channel that was investigating the September 11th attacks, and discussing the 'conspiracy theory' behind it. i only caught about 5 minutes of it, but i walked out of the room completely angered and astounded. i couldnt believe the things people were saying about our country, and the selfish opinions that some people have. not once did they mention the thousands of innocent souls that lost their lives that day. not once did they mention the utter fear that was felt across the entire country. not once did they say anything positive or patriotic. i was completely shocked, and angered, so i spent a lot of today thinking about that terrible day. thinking about where i was, and how scared i felt thousands of miles away from the attacks. today is a day to remember. where we should take a moment and think about that dreadful day. so i watched a few videos on youtube. and here is one that left me in tears...
If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I'd worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.
I'd thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can't take that away.
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.
That I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
And I'm proud to be and American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

the Messiah has come, and He will come again

I always feel so rejuvenated and inspired when I watch this movie. It is so incredibly beautiful and powerful, and was the perfect way to start my sunday morning. 

"You have come into this world at a time that has been anticipated from the beginning--a time prior to the Second Coming of the Lord, in which, on one hand, the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in its fulness and, on the other, there is great turmoil, confusion, and wickedness. The proving ground that you were born into is wonderful, affording great opportunities, but at the same time there is danger in abundance, even danger to one's very soul. Now is the time to commit yourself to the Lord as to what you will become during this mortal probation. Along with your parents, living prophets, and the scriptures, the Holy Ghost will help you distinguish between right and wrong so correct decisions can be made." -John B. Dickson

“Brothers and sisters, the prophecies of Christ's first coming were fulfilled, ‘every whit.’ As a result, many throughout the world believe that the Savior did come and did live in the meridian of time. But there are still many prophecies yet to be fulfilled! In this and other conferences, we hear living prophets prophesy and testify of Christ's Second Coming. They also witness of the signs and wonders all about us, telling us that Christ will surely come again. Are we choosing to believe their words? Or despite their witnesses and warnings, are we waiting for evidence--are we ‘walking in darkness at noon-day’ (D&C 95:6), refusing to see by the light of modern prophecy, and denying that the Light of the World will return to rule and reign among us?” -Robert D. Hales

"How portentous are the words of revelation found in the 88th section of the Doctrine and Covenants concerning the calamities that should befall. . . .
"How interesting are descriptions of the tsunami and the recent hurricanes in terms of the language of this revelation. . . .
"Man's inhumanity to man expressed in past and present conflict has and continues to bring unspeakable suffering. . . .
"What we have experienced in the past was all foretold, and the end is not yet. Just as there have been calamities in the past, we expect more in the future. . . .
"The Lord has said, 'If ye are prepared ye shall not fear' (D&C 38:30)." -Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, September 3, 2010

remind me to call back the knievels...

today i really missed my job.
i always hate when it ends
but especially this year since there will be no more 'demeyer playcamp' anymore
they are moving our site to a new park cause of some new law about open water blah blah
its sad.
but i miss my kids.
these 4th and 5th graders are absolutely darling, 
but they make me miss my summer kids and all the summer fun we have together.

 i miss my awesome staff

i miss my mini me

i miss my 12 year old BFFs

i miss bossing around all the junior counselors

I MISS CAMP!!!!!!!!!

love me some karaoke

faolin's talent? he can beat anyone in chess in 4 moves. no joke.

Love my 6 year old girls.


perfect timing kassie. perfect timing.

fixing mag-piespig tails. 'wha chu wanna orda?'

so this is love.

he bought me roses on my b-day

every day is pure joy

 (this is indeed jack knievel. evil knievels great nephew. it was always funny when we had to call their house! haha also this was his 1st time on a bus. he was uncontrollably excited)

firecracker hats! happy 4th!

they can be soooo weird

cinco demeyer

 whos in charge?

this is what i get paid to do

ice world <3
excuse all the pictures. there are just too many great ones to chose from...