Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Words on Wednesday

so many words in my head right now.

Life is insane. Not that I would want to lead a boring life, mind you. BUT sometimes I wish it would be not so crazy and would just be....normal. Or something. But what is normal? Is there such a thing as normal? Probably not. Whoever tries to define normal is probably crazy. ;)

Life is hard. Yet again, I wouldn't have it any other way. An easy life? nah. How would one grow with an easy life? So when it comes down to it, a hard life is better than an easy one. In the long run. I'd rather be someone with lots of growth and change in my life then someone who is static and the same for a bazillion years. HOWEVER, this does not mean that I always enjoy the hard life. In fact right now? Right now it sucks.

Life is an adventure. Every day there is something new. Every day there are new things to try, new emotions to feel, new knowledge to internalize. I love this about life. I love adventure and the fact that MY life is an adventure brings me joy.

I need to remember that while life is all of these things - I don't have to go through all of these things by myself. IN FACT Heavenly Father has given me an INCREDIBLE family, the best friends in the world and a future boyfriend that I hope to make my everything.

Yes, life is insane, hard and an adventure, but I wouldn't have it any other way.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday Things

  • I am tired. Also, my to-do list is ridonkulously long right now. Not a fan of that.
  • This week has been rough. Granted, the week after a vacation is usually that way, but with some of the emotional turmoil in my life it was extra hard.
  • I can't believe it's spring (and it actually feels like it!). This year is really going to fly by, I can feel it.
  • There are changes coming to my life this next year - some that I know exactly when they're going to happen and some when I have NO IDEA when they're going to happen. I am ready for change.
  • I know I'll be moving this summer. I'm not signing a year contract at my current residence. (as much as i love my place!) I don't know where I'm moving to yet....but I'm moving. I hate moving.
  • I need to do some serious spring cleaning. I'm hoping to get a jump start on that this weekend.
  • I can't help but remember the fun times from a year ago that happened this week. That was good times y'all, good times.
  • Four of my Ten company members are missing class and rehearsal tonight because of school related events. This drives me nuts. I'm thinking we're just going to watch a movie today in class. I hardly ever do that. If ever really. That will be fun, right? sigh. I can't wait until this dance year is done. I'm so burned out right now.
  • dancing tonight needs to happen. I need the release dancing brings. Especially when that dancing involves Solider Boy. He calms my heart.
  • just ate lunch with some coworkers. made my day. sat some Vitamin D....I need more sunshine. Good thing the weather is going to be so fantastic this weekend.
  • chocolate covered pomegranates are amazing. 
  • i need a mani/pedi. i wonder if i have time to slip that in somewhere this weekend...
well. that's about it. I'm kind of all over the place today...I'm hoping I can get myself together and be really productive this weekend. :o) Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Three Things....

Thing #1 -

My trip to California was SO magical. I LOVED Disneyland with all of my little girl heart. It was the best thing I've ever done for myself. It was grand. My friend Josh's fashion show was FANTASTIC. Here is a link to see his collection (set 1 and set 2). It's very high men's fact there's a chunk of it I would never even consider putting on Soldier Boy, but that suit. oh man. I LOVE that suit. :o)

Thing #2 -

The Photo-A-Day meme was going so well for me....and then I went to California and didn't do it AT ALL. Seriously. AT ALL. And trying to make up 5, 6? days worth of pictures at this point? so not worth it. In fact, I'm trying to do other things for March right now that I think I'm just going to bag the month of March, call it good and do the month of April. (I am doing this for a Day Zero goal after all) Sound good? good. :o)

Thing #3 -

I have  the best Tender Mercy for you today! So...without further ado, Tender Mercy Tuesday 59th Edition

So last night Soldier Boy and I were reading scriptures together. We were in the Book of Mormon, specifically Mosiah 23 and 24

I was reading when I read verses 15 and 16 in Chapter 24 where it says:
15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.
 16 And it came to pass that so great was their faith and their patience that the voice of the Lord came unto them again, saying: Be of good comfort, for on the morrow I will deliver you out of bondage.
 I loved that. First, I loved that the people did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord. How hard must that have been? To be in the middle of so great a trial and yet to be willing to let the Lord be in control and to be HAPPY about it. and THEN verse sixteen then says that so great was their faith and their patience that the voice of the Lord..[said]..on the morrow I will deliver you out of bondage. So the Lord then blesses them for their faith AND patience.

I know the Lord always blesses us and that out of great trials come great blessings, but how often does he tell us WHEN the blessing will come and WHAT that blessing will be  for us? It's not very often. HOWEVER, I was comforted last night to know that it is POSSIBLE to be cheerful and patient in our trials and we will be blessed for it. It is not always the easiest thing to do, by any means, but it was comforting none-the-less. Trials always come. There's no way around them, they are the reason we are here on this earth - to be tried and tested and to come to an understanding before returning to live with our Father in Heaven. However, we're never given anything more than we can handle and we always have the opportunity to have the Holy Ghost, a comforter, to be with us. How grateful I am for these facts. I don't think I'd be able to live through some of my current (or past) trials with out these blessings from my loving Heavenly Father.  He really does loves us and want us to be happy and for that I will eternally be grateful.

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hi guys.

Hi friends.

I'm sorry I've been MIA. I haven't even gotten a Tender Mercy post up in a couple of weeks! GAH! I feel so bad...but I've been living my life and haven't had a ton of time to blog about it. I hope you follow me on twitter and stuff, because I do try to keep that updated. :o) Try being the operative word.


I had a grand weekend, life is great and my future boyfriend is the best thing that has ever happened to me in the history of ever. Things are really good in that regard. In case you were wondering.


I leave for Disneyland in ... 7.5 hours. I'm rather excited about this trip of mine. I'm going with Surfer Boy (remember him? we're good friends still) the EQ Pres (yup, the RSP and the EQP are both going to be gone from church this weekend. good times!) and then another girl from my ward is coming. She's hilarious and I'm excited for our little road trip of awesomeness.


I'm going to spend TWO DAYS in Disneyland this week. GAH. I am so excited I just can't stand it.

Don't miss me too much and I'll try to bring back loads of awesome stories and stuff about my trip. :o)

love you all!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Photo-A-Day: a Sign

the construction. by my house. I hate it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo-A-Day: Fork

lunch time. mmmmmm.....

Photo-A-Day: Someone You Talked To

my roommate. I talk to her all the time. LOVE her.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Photo-A-Day: LOUD

yup. favorite radio station. :o)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Photo-A-Day: RED

I love my red cell phone. :o)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

a birthday hangover....

I'm just a little on the tired side of life this morning. I had the BEST birthday last night! It was utterly fantastic. Let's get onto Thursday Things and I'll share some details....and PICTURES!!

  • Like I said, FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY party last night. It was just Sister B, her husband and Solider Boy. (plus me of course)
  • Dinner was HOMEMADE by Soldier Boy and it was my favorite dish of all time - Chicken Cordon Bleu. mmmm...I have leftovers for lunch or dinner today and I'm rather excited about that. :o)
  • I was kidnapped last night and then Roommate A helped Solider Boy out by decorating the was a princess themed birthday party. It was fantastic.  
  • After the AMAZING dinner we played my new game (oh! I almost forgot! My sister had hid ALL of my presents in my apartment and I had to go looking for was very creative. I loved it)
  • One of my other presents was this adorable piggy bank: 
  • isn't she cute? :o)
  • After presents and games and dinner...we went to Trafalga (wearing my birthday crown!) and played a round of mini-golf. Fantastic fun right there.
  • THEN it was time for cake. I LOVE cake. My sister made THE BEST cake EVER!
  •  Seriously, is that not the CUTEST cake you have EVER seen? I loved it!! 
  • Honestly, it was the BEST birthday ever! 
  • Tonight I get my birthday jam at Blue Tango. I'm REALLY excited about this.
  • Tomorrow is my day off and I get to play with my Truit.
  • Saturday I'm going to dinner w/my friends and stuff. I'm excited for that.
  • one week from today I'll be in Disneyland! :o) YAY DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!!
  • Pretty much, the next 10 days are going to be SUPER DUPER AWESOME!
  • Finally, today's photo-a-day prompt was: WINDOW. Here's my bedroom window looking out.... have a great day y'all!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

On this day when you were born...

26 years ago, on this VERY day. I was born.

I love celebrating my birthday. (in case you hadn't noticed that... :o) )

I have no idea what is in store for tonight, but Solider Boy and Sister B have been communicating and have something up their sleeves. I just love surprises, so I'm excited to see what's going to happen...

ANYWHO. Today's Photo-A-Day prompt is : Something you wore. So here you birthday outfit:

 I feel pretty! :o)

Anywho...I hope you all have a great day, I know I will....because it's my BIRTHDAY!!!! :o)

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Photo-A-Day: 5pm

I never got around to posting my Tender Mercy Post for today. Sigh. I'm sorry. I really did try...

anywho. today's prompt was 5pm.

leaving the office, shutting down the computer, my phone telling me to go home. :o)
In other news, tomorrow is my birthday. :o) The end.

Monday, March 05, 2012


Hey. you. yes, YOU. I want to remind you of's almost my birthday. It's in 2 days in fact. I hope you're ready for it, you wouldn't want to forget about the most important day of the year now would you?


in other news, here's today's Photo of the Day!

that's my work computer...I love my backgrounds...and sticky notes that smile at me. :o)

Have a fantastic Monday all y'all!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Photo-A-Day: Bedside

this is my bedside table. It desperately needs to be cleaned off...

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Photo-A-Day: My Neighborhood

my lovely neighborhood. I love it here. I will be moving this summer...don't want to sign a year contract....

Friday, March 02, 2012

Photo-A-Day + bonus footage

Hey guys. me again. Hope you're having a splendid Friday. My right contact is throwing a hissy fit, and my hamstrings are sore from dancing last night....but I'm a happy camper. So that's good.

Here's today's Photo-A-Day. The prompt? Fruit.

AND because I love you and because it's Friday....a few bonus pictures from my adventure to Barnes and Noble with Soldier Boy the other day. :o)

the books we read to each other...

pretending we're 5 yrs old...

this is our future house. :o) complete with weather tower, guns on the front and a courtyard in the back. :)

Happy Friday all y'all!!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Thursday Things + new things

Hey all y'all. Having a good week? I had one awfully, terrible day wedged between two amazingly wonderful days. I just love life and the roller coaster it sends me on on a weekly, er daily basis. :o)

Anywho, I have some Thursday Things for ya, followed by something new at the VERY end of this post. So...stick it out. ;) (or, ya know, just scroll to the bottom if you're just too excited to see this something new.)

  • we've gotten some snow in the past couple of days. I really hope we don't have a crazy late winter that affects my spring. I love spring.
  • dancing. LOVE it. I took a ballet class this week to help me release some emotional angst that I had and it was the best thing ever. I'm thinking I might need to go take class at Ballet West sometime soon.
  • Soldier Boy is pretty much a rock star and I like him. the end.
  • I get to go dancing at Blue Tango tonight - I'm excited for it, but I'm more excited for it next week because then I get my birthday jam. :o) SO STOKED.
  • Speaking of my birthday, it is in SIX days. You should work on finding me a present.
  • Disneyland is in TWO WEEKS. oh my goodness. I can't believe this is ACTUALLY HAPPENING guys. I've dreamed of this for ages. 
  • Finally, I've decided to participate in the ever popular Photo A Day meme through Instagram.'s prompt was UP. Stay tuned for many a more Photos-A-Day to come your way! :-)
this is the view looking up in my kitchen. :o) Love my kitchen.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm looking forward to mine...mostly because once it's over it means I'll be closer to my birthday!!!! :o)