Tuesday, January 22, 2013



this blog post is all about saying goodbye. 
for one of my classes, there was a list of different assignments that i could choose to do.
goodbyes are often one of the hardest things to do,
and therefore, the assignment that i chose to do.
in place of the new years resolution i never made, here is my
list of goodbyes, on to a new year, and a new me!

- not writing in my journal every night -
- chocolate addiction -
- stress -
- negative thoughts -
- only eating lean cuisines -
- depending on others to plan something -
- checking facebook often -  
- procrastenating -
- sweets -
- staying up late -
- people who let me down -
- letting my sewing machine frustrate me -

"Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye. It just feels easier to keep holding on.
But in the long run it's usually a good idea to let go, it's the daring thing to do.
It allows room for new things, for transformation.
And maybe the goodbye isn't even forever, but you can't know until you really say goodbye and mean it.
In some cases, goodbye is really the end, and good riddance!"
- "learning to love you more" -

Monday, January 21, 2013

...back from the land down under...

      g'day everyone! 
yes, i am finally back on my blog... after a whole year and a half!
here is just a little taste of what my 
beautiful australia looks like.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"I don't know why you say goodbye, i say hello"

well, this is it.
the last blog post for a while.
i enter the mtc this wednesday.

am i excited?
am i nervous?
will i survive?

this past week my family was in town.
it was so fun to be together one last time before i left.
and it was fun to have them there to hear my talk.
most important, it was wonderful to go through the temple as a family.

is this goodbye? i suppose it is for now.
but don't worry.
i will be back.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

quality time

what do you do when your mom is gone to europe for two weeks
and its just you and your dad?
well, you spend some good quality time together.

we went to beautiful palouse falls.

and then we went camping
and did some fishing while we were there...

and yes - we both caught a fish!!

on our ride home, we passed several old barns.
check out the cool fence that surrounds this one!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

lions and tigers and bears... oh my!!

this last weekend, we decided to go to the zoo.

don't worry, i was definably happier than this guy.

sometimes, i just like to sun bathe and snooze.

and other days, i just want to strut my stuff.

i love to explore.

and i like to look pretty.

and someday, my name will be on this tree.
you can count on it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


for those of you out there who actually like to keep up with my blog,
this has probably been long awaited.
your patience is finally about to be rewarded.
here is a summary of what i have been doing this last month.

my favorite kids in the whole world! thanks for an awesome month!

here is the cutest ever baby boy!
william (aka) will (aka) george

thanks to my awesome idea - we tie dyed shirts for our fhe activity!
and everyone had a blast!

i taught ivin how to make a paper hat. and then of course i had to make some for the twins.
ivin is the cowboy surrounded by pirates. =)

one saturday i took all of the kids to wonderlab
(a mini version of the pacific science center).
it was a fun adventure!

the girls on easter sunday!

we went to the zoo and had a fun day!
josh got a hold of a camera, and wanted to take a picture of the giraffes.

just wanted everyone to see the fact that we saw a turtle.
not just any turtle. an australian turtle!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

...what a day for a day dream...

today i have been dreaming.
dreaming of...


almost time for me to hit the road again.
am i ready to leave indiana?
good question.

but one thing is certain.
i am ready to travel again!