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.