Thursday, July 23, 2015


I am beyond happy w/ the way my life is going right now. I have control over how I handle things and situations and I could not be more blessed w/ the situations that I am in. Don't get me wrong, definitely still have trials, but it is completely up to me how I decide to react to everything. LIfe is such a spectacular thing and I take it for granted. So much that I am blessed with I over look and don't realize how big of a blessing it really is. Such as having my own car. My poor PT hit the dust a couple of weeks ago and I had to put so much of MY OWN money into it until we decided it wasn't worth it. It was beyond frustrating paying so much money for things that didn't even fix my baby. But that is just it, its just money and there was nothing that I could do to change it. Plus hey, now I get to drive my dads nice car around until he finds me a new one!! It really works out and was well worth the dough. 
I made a new friend! Now I have been acquaintances w/ my good pal Ab since I moved here but we just never hung out! Good 'ol singles ward started our friendship and I will be forever grateful for those awkward few hours every sunday that was able to introduce me to one of my favorite people. I love the ever ending possibilities of people coming and going into and out of your life. I was definitely supposed to become BFFs w/ Ab. Completely thankful for her stories, outgoing nature, lack of selfie taking abilities(hahahah), and laugh until I almost cry stories. S/O to making friends that you need when you need them. 
Boys. Who needs 'em. I think the reason why I have had such a terrific summer so far is because I haven't had this image of the perfect summer fling planned out. I actually make things happen and hang out with people that I feel comfortable around. It makes everything so much more enjoyable when I go out and make things happen. I could not be any less scared of making plans and following through with them. Actually putting myself out there and doing things outside of my comfort zone has been such a blessing. & obviously my "dream boy" w/ come flolicking around sooner or later. But in the mean time I am living up my last summer at home.
BYU IDAHO. "Oh I went there when it was Ricks!" Every adult that has ever asked me what college I am going to. I could honestly not be more excited to start my new adventures in a different state. I don't even move in until a few weeks after everyone else, and it may seem weird now but I know that I am suppose to be home for that time longer. It is not on my time scale, but the Lords, and you never know what may happen in the mean time! 
I am thankful for life. The opportunities that come and the people that go. I am so lucky to have lived in such a great place and have a job so close to home. I have learned and been pushed past my comfort zone only the whole time living here. I am so sad/ anxious to leave one of the most beautiful, calming places that I have had the opportunity to call home. Don't take anything or anyone for granted and just LIVE NOW. I love summer. I love you. Wait what. 
Have the best rest of the week and don't forget that you are something else. 
much love. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Just Because

I am so grateful.

 Because I have a place to call home and cats to bond w/ when I am in the mood. Because I have a family and people who I can go to. Because Bon Iver Pandora radio station is a thing. Because there are friendly people that smile, and compliment and make earth a better place for no reason at all. Because I moved to a small town that forever changed my outlook on life. Because children are the greatest things that make even the most simple things seem explicit. Because snow cones in the summer and rodeos w/ dang hot cowboys. Because I can be forgiven of my sins and transgressions. Because you can always buy new chapstick, no matter how many times and tubes you have lost. Because airplanes are a thing and you are completely capable to travel where ever whenever. Because there are gifted people who share their talents. Because pictures are so easy to take. Because missionaries are allowed to email on Mondays to start my week off right. Because basketball boys. Because people are so different and can vary in a million ways. Because spell check is always there to help a girl out. (didn't almost spell girl, "gurl".) Because sunsets behind mountains every night. Because FRIENDS is on Netflix. Because I am able to increase my talents and abilities. Because fuzzy socks. Because there is nothing better than ice cold water after not having it accessible. Because I was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA all throughout high school. Because there are hot returned missionaries that show up to Singles Ward on a day you didn't want to go 100%. Because meeting new people could change your life. Because sleepovers and bonding, getting able to know the best kind of people even better. Because I can choose and have only a million different choices yet to come. Because I have the ability to write down my thoughts and think what I want. Because I live across the street from my best friend. Because I can go buy an icecream cone. Because I have a wrap around porch where I can sit and watch the cars pass by. Because I can read and enjoy the small town library at the table behind the rows of books. Because people recognize my PT Cruiser that I got from a cute old lady when I turned sixteen. Because I have been able to struggle, and learn, and grow for myself.

There is so much out there and I am ecstatic. I can not even begin to tell you how much I have loved and appreciated living where I have lived and meeting who I have met. I know that our Heavenly Father puts us in situations and possitions that push us and try us and make us become the people that we are meant to become. I know that He has a plan for me and because of that I have no need to fear. There is so much to be grateful for and just because you had a bad day does not mean that you're doomed for the rest of your life. He knows you, personally, better than any list you could ever come up w/ about yourself. It is so comforting to know that I have someone cheering me on the whole way. That no matter how hard I struggle or how tempted I am that He is absolutely, 1000% on my side. I am grateful for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, because I know that everything will work out.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Happy Happy Happy Girl

I am so so so grateful for this life and for all of the numerous opportunities and friends and places that come into my life. What would I do if I never met Abigail? Or if I didn't live across the street from Mariah and Jana and Patti and Shane?!? I think that everything happens for a reason. How cliche is that? But it is so so true. Whether it is to help me grow or to make me learn a lesson, I need experiences and people in my life for one reason or another. Let me make a list for you, because lists make everything better. 

1. Smiling. IT IS SO UNDERRATED. Please don't forget how cool it is to smile at people that you will never see again. You have absolutely nothing to lose. 

2. Donuts. Momma Cry Cry hooked me up this morning and I could not be more content or ready to take on the world after that chocolate fourth of july sprinkled covered piece of heaven. Go bring your friend a donut, it will make there good day great.

3. Pandora. There is almost nothing better than when you find a good pandora station filled w/ songs that you don't know yet are completely content with. Aka the Bon Iver radio station.

4. Car rides. Took a bonding trip around town w/ my dog, see picture, and it was great. It is so overlooked, bonding & dogs & car rides. Definitely something that will be happening more often. 

5. GOOD FRIENDS. I have been able to make new friends and greater establish and build old friendships. I am so sure that I am suppose to have these people in my life for a reason. There is just something so great about knowing that you have cool people w/ good vibes in your life. 

6. Naps. How old/young does that make me sound? Don't know what my sleeping schedule would do w/o a nap or five thrown in the mix. 

7. Lightening. While at the drive ins w/ a cute boy & good friends & food. There is just something about watching a disney movie w/ sparks flying and thunder in the background. 

8. Climbing. SO SO SO HARD. It has been two days since my first time climbing and I'm still sore. So obviously need to work on that. But it is the coolest feeling in the world, plus you are surrounded by hot way strong older boys. Double whammy. 

9. Netflix. Lets be honest. Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, The Office, you name it and I probably started it and haven't finished all seasons. 

10. Trees. I am so lucky to have lived where I do for as long as I have and be surrounded by nothing but nature. In love w/ trees and everything that they symbolize. 

Don't forget to have a great day & remember to do your best and be your best.