Monday, March 21, 2011

"life is an occasion.. rise to it." -mr. magorium

So my first week back home has been soo nice getting to see mi familia :)

I've got to spend some good quality family time and I have lovved it..

We went on a pretty crazy awesome bouncing adventure!

& I may or may not have accidently connected my cake with Mitchell's face and got attacked back..

haha my poor frosting covered nose..
[Mitchell had already wiped his frosting off.. but.. i'm pretty sure I won this frosting war.. & through the yelling I think my mom was enjoying it too..:) ha or maybe not.. ]

Marah had an awesome orchestra concert..

I just want to point out that she plays the chello! Which I'm pretty sure is the biggest string instrument that was an option...
ha she has a big heart..
for those of you who don't know my sister she is 13 and like 60 pounds..
good choice mar. good choice.
just kiddinggg.. she's getting way good at it.. I was really excited I got to hear her play!

& Mitchells been.. well Mitchell..ha I won't go in to detail at what was going on in this picture but it made me laugh so I had to take a picture..
oh.. brother.. ;)
[mitchy girls only think of one thing when the see your shoulders!]

& to my dearest kelly.. and whoever else was asking I can't quite remember..
but there are DEFINITELY tumble weeds in New Mexico.. they are taking over the place!

 If you look closely you can see one just blowing through my sisters soccer game.. :)

 [& yes this is definitelyy Mar.. in the middle of the game.. with her shoe's off.. don't worry.. ]
But to her credit she scored one of her teams two goals and did a really good job when she was playing! :)

One of the hardest things for me with going so far away to college is missing out on my brother and sister growing up.. so I love to be able to come back and be with them.
I think they are pretty great..

But I think thats all for now..
I hope everyone had a good weekend and is having a fabulous Monday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we decieve ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince." -Plato

I'm back in the Land of Enchantment!
Since my school does things a little differently and we have "tri" mesters instead of semesters I don't start school again until the end of April so i'm back home just enjoying time with the family :)

So since I haven't blogged in a little bit... 
to catch up on the last couple weeks...

Blake saw his first 3D movie in theaters! :)
or at least I saw it for him... haha he might have been a little tired.
[did I really take a picture in the movie theaters you might ask.. oh yes.. yes I did.. and everyone around us just thought that I was the greatest thing ever I'm sure.]
 We've started practicing for spring rock climbing when we get to go on real rocks! 

We had a G's Dairy adventure...

This is the most awesome ice cream parlor I've ever seen!
The people who own it make their own ice cream from the milk they get at their dairy farm.. and it is amazing!
& there was definitely some celebrating the Girl Scout Cookie Season! :) 
both in New Mexico & Idaho..

Girl Scouts you are my favorite! I will always buy your cookies.. so don't ever stop selling them!
[& how cute are these girls.. I wish everyone was as enthusiastic about getting their picture taken!]

also.. something I stumbled across while I probably should have been doing homework

Something I feel like everyone should have is a Bucket List! I thinks it's just a fun way of writing out your goals.. & I know that I feel accomplished when I get to mark things off of mine. 
So everyone should check it out!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday Morning!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Little Marah Is A Teenager :)

Happy Birthday Little Sister!

Today is my little sister Marah's 13th Birthday..
& the first one that I've missed. :(
times just been flying by..

[this is her catching me up on all of her presents this morning]

[she's a little older than this now.. but how cute is she :)]
Dear little Marah,
Happy Birthday!! :) I love you more than life!
& wish you would stop growing up so fast...
I'm so sad I missed your birthday... but i'm coming to see your cute little face very soon!
so don't get any older before then..
I hope you had an amazing day!
love you. miss you!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa

 So FIRST of all... I took this picture and loved it because its so fitting for my life.. this boy makes me SO happy.
& then I was thinking and I realized I hadn't introduced Blake to everyone at home!
So I thought I would do that really fast.. 
This is my cute boyfriend/best friend
He's from Idaho Falls, Idaho & he's going to school to be an optometrist..
which = ALOT of school. So that will = ALOT of fun.
He's one of the most fun sweet people I've ever met..
He's my Return Missionary & he loves God..& when you get to know him that's really obvious. & i love that about him.
He treats me like a princess [ & he even carries me like one when I don't want to walk on the ice and through the snow]
My first encounter with him was when he was running through my friends house shooting water guns in my face...& everyone elses in the world {how sweet is that haha}
we've been dating for 4 1/2 months now! which I'm just as surprised about as anyone.. if you know me very well you know that I'm not the best relationship person in the world!
But this one is different & time has just flown by...
& I love him very very much.

k so on to this week!
So you know those weeks when lots of just wonderful things happen... 
its been one of those weeks...
There was a very stuck car...
& don't worry it was really warm outside while we were getting it unstuck...
[as you can see I had a large contribution to fixing the problem... haha I'm sure they loved the fact that I was taking pictures in the distance.. ]

& there was a very dead battery that we had the privilege of  waiting all day to get to...

 & there was a sick throwing up Hailey... [gross.gross.gross.]

& then everything got better... :)
I asked Blake to take a sick picture with me and he started making deep throated gagging noises and as you can see... really cute faces. haha oh boy. I am one lucky girl.

 This past weekend Blake took me with him to get a fish! & they were just SO pretty I decided I needed one too! So we got TWO beta fishes! The one on the left that is purply/blue is Calypso and it is mine :) and the one on the right that is bright red is Zeus and it's Blakes.. 

[it hates my fish if you were wondering why it was puffed up like that.. don't worry...]

 Yay for our first beautiful pets! :)
You can really only get so creative in college with pets when you're renting apartments and moving around all the time..

 Now for those of you who know anything about Beta's know that even though they are Beauuutifulll... they are SO mean and kill everything! Including each other! So even though we would like them to be friends they  had to have a divider in the middle of their tanks... :)
Maybe someday they will be friends.. but as for now they just puff up whenever they see each other.. so they won't be play mates until they get over their angry fish problems..

 & then to my surprise when we got to Blake's house all of his roommates had fish too! So now.. we have one big fish party going on on there table!
how wonderful. now lets hope we can all keep them alive!
Then last night my house and some of our guys friends that we go to church with went on my THIRD ice skating adventure!
Yup.. i'm getting to be a regular now a days. :)
Luckily Kelly held my hand the whole time and we were getting pretty pro-fess-ional. if you ask me.
jk. I'm still not the best ice skater.. but if I keep practicing as often as I have been it won't be long now i'm sure.
Unfortunately my camera died so I didn't really get any pictures but there were lights frozen under this rink and it was SO amazing!

& then we went back home and after we hung out with Blake and the roommates for a while... Shelby and I stayed up talking until 2 in the morning..
[which is good considering Shelb has 745 class...]
But.. the thing I love about rooming with Shelby and college is that even though it's really stressful and lots of work.. I feel like I get to have a sleepover with one of my best friends every night!
I love Shelby and don't know what I'd do without her!
& i know it's past Valentines Day.. but I just wanted to share with you the present I made Blake. :)

& if you're wondering where I get all my crafting skills.. it's definitely from my sweet momma :)
She has some serious creative skills that I have been blessed to grow up with..

She made me this amazing card and sent it to me for Valentines Day.. :) She's always been really good at making holidays really fun and special for me growing up & it's sad not being home for holidays..
i love you mom!

& I think that's all for now.. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday morning! I miss you all!
Oh and thank you to great friends that are following my blog. You guys are the best & I just adore you all :)