Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Today is My beautiful Sister Lisa's birthday. In honor of this glorious day of her birth, I'm going to list just a few of the many billions of reasons why the world is so much better because she is in it:


1)Lisa is funny, no wrong word. Lisa is beyond anything you've ever seen, laugh so hard your stomach hurts, you're sure she should be a stand-up comic or on TV or something, she is so so funny. She doesn't even have to try, she finds humor in life's simplest conversations.

2) Lisa is a Helpful Holly. Lisa is always, ALWAYS volunteering to help me with my problems. A week ago she buffed my nails for no reason for heaven's sakes!!! She is the best listener and has aided me in avoiding many a meltdown

3) She has so many talents. She's an incredible photographer, if you don't believe me, check out her blog. Consequently, she has taken many pictures of me that she's posted on her blog, leading me to be skyrocketed to world renowned fame and undoubtedly impending fortune.

4) She's an incredible mother. Have you seen her children? My goodness. She and Rhett produce beautiful human beings. She's always possessed that natural motherly quality. I have a lot of fun memories of her baby sitting me when I was little, she always makes things so much fun!

5) All my sisters and I, along with many other lucky people, have Lisa to thank for our hair cuts and color. She is so talented and I'm not just saying that because I love my hair. She puts Warren Tricomi to shame.

6) She is the most hospitable person ever. She always lets Blake and I and Steph and Dave come over on Sunday nights (and throughout the week) to watch a movie and hang out and have a fun little party, CommVa's usually included.

7) Have you seen her makeup? Flawless. Lisa is so creative and always looks so beautiful. Lisa taught me how to put on and subsequently love makeup. Lisa's brand of choice? Nothing but MAC. She knows what it's all about. She also has an incredible fashion sense and always looks SO gorgeous!


8) She has so many friends. She has such an incredible capacity to care for other people. She is genuinely concerned about others and does all she can to help them.

9) She always TiVo's my favorite shows for me when my hectic weekly school schedule won't permit me to watch them when they air. Then I get to come over on Sunday nights and catch up! (SO excited for Desperate, Brothers and Sisters, and of course, THE OFFICE!)

10) Lisa is SO family oriented and I don't think she's ever missed one of my basketball games or tennis matches. She's a die-hard sports fan (especially BYU football and Sean's basketball games). To sit next to her is to truly know what it's like to Bleed Blue and love Orem High


She is one of my best friends, and would be even if we had no relation. I am so lucky to have her in my family! Happy Birthday Lisa! I love you

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Your Thoughts?

       Me and Blake Lively, the girl from Gossip Girl, People have told me we look alike before, but I got it more when I had longer hair.  (P.S she totally copied my look)

(P. P.S too bad I'm fake smiling)

Things That Are Cute

Alright so here is just one thing from a list of hundreds of billions of things that are cute: Primary Programs. My mom is in charge of the primary program in her ward so the past few Sundays I've been helping her hold rehearsals for the kids. This year my mom decided to let all the kids tell a quick experience about times when they've felt the Holy Ghost or had a great experience with prayer. The stories from the children are unbelievably adorable! They mostly consist of times when they couldn't find their shoes or something and they would say a prayer and remember where they left them, or times when they didn't have a good feeling about something or some situation they were in so they left. I love hearing their stalwart testimonies. It is so, so cute.

So this especially fidgety little boy got up to say his line, and he gets real close to the microphone and says "so one time I was at a park when I was really little and I was standing on a garbage can, then I fell and landed on the table, but then I hit my head on the table and landed on the bench, and then I landed on the concrete.......in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen"

Funniest. Thing. Ever. I'm sure there was more to that story but he decided to edit it in his head before he said it out loud. I love little kids.

I also love how Heavenly Father answers the prayers of faithful little children. I remember being in T-Ball and being late for a game and I couldn't find my mitt. Of course I was freaking out because I am the most competitive person on this planet and I couldn't bear the thought of being late and not having as many times at-bat as everyone else. I was frantically searching my house and couldn't find it anywhere. Finally I had the thought to say a prayer, so as a little 6 year old I kneeled down and prayed that Heavenly Father would help me find my mitt. Almost immediately I remembered I had left it on the boot rack. I remember thinking that this prayer thing was pretty cool, and that I should try it out more often. It's so fun to have these tiny memories that seem so insignificant but really lay the foundation for a much stronger testimony later on.

On an unrelated note, look how incredible my niece Taylor is. She's only 4 months old

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ode To...

Ode to the Oblivious Female:

Oh oblivious female, your plight is getting old. 

if i am with him, holding his hand, walking side-by-side, laughing with him and hugging him, I am his girlfriend.

Do not ask him out.

Thank you for your time

Monday, September 1, 2008


3 Joys:
-realizing that i missed a call, and it's from him :)
-spontaneous parties with my sisters and brother until 4 in the morning, much like what happened tonight.  (we're all a little too competitive when it comes to skip-bo and phase 10 so we have to keep playing until we all feel vindicated)
-turning on the radio when my favorite song of that second is just coming on, then singing to it really, really loud

3 Fears:
-Anything medical.  Anyone who knows me will attest to this.  Perhaps I should be more clear: Anything medical includes but is not limited to a)talking about veins b) asking me to look in your eyeball because there is something in your contact c) telling me about previous injuries involving any amount of blood
-Getting my belly button poked.  Don't ask me, I don't understand it either.  It's just something I hate.  Don't go there and we can still be friends
-Large Marge from Pee Wee's Big Adventure.  To this day, she is the scariest thing I can imagine.  You know how sometimes if you're alone in your house or in the dark or something and your mind plays terrible tricks on you by making you think of the scariest scariest thing ever and you get scared to the maximum capacity? Well my mind conjures up images of Large Marge with her bulging eyeballs and trucker overalls.  Sickening. 

3 Goals:
-Be much more organized.  I'm in the process of deep cleaning my room at my parents house.  This includes looking specifically at every single item I've accumulated throughout the course of my 19 and 5/6 years of life and deciding whether or not to throw it away.  No joke, I just came across a Barbie pencil box that my neighbor Megan gave me for my 6th Birthday party.
-Be a better Scripture reader.  I love reading them, I just need to make sure I do it every single day.  I'm trying to start reading them in the mornings so I won't be too tired at nights
-Make more time for my nieces and nephews.  They are the most incredible, hilarious, brilliant, adorable people on this earth.  I love being with them.   

3 Current Obsessions:
-Being with Blake
-Tennis, again.  It's good to be back

3 Random and Surprising Facts:
-I have the sweetest freckle on my second toe on my left foot, and just found out that Tiff has the same one.
-I'm a direct descendent of Rebecca Nurse, the woman from The Crucible who was hanged as a witch in the Salem Witch Trials in Salem Essex, Massachusetts in 1621
-I would rather eat something spicy or sour, like a pickle, then ice cream

I tag everyone who reads this.  Suckers

Shaking Things Up a Bit

Due to some gentle prodding from a few of my close friends, I've decided to transform my blog from a harsh political criticism to something slightly more personal, (although I don't see how you can get more personal than by exposing your most raw and real opinions to the world).  

I am now entering the ranks of traditional bloggers. So, to kick things off, I'll update you, the gentle reader, on my life:

1) BYU starts on Tuesday! Who's excited? Obviously I am. I can't wait. Even though I went to school Spring and Summer semester, I'm still extremely excited about coming back for Fall! I love it there, I'm convinced that you can find the very most interesting people in the world at the Y.  To top it all off, I'm taking the coolest classes ever AND I get to be on campus with my incredible boyfriend :)    (yes, i really did just type a primitive smiley face with proper English punctuation.  I must really be happy)

2) I moved home. I LOVE home! The way I see it, it's a pretty winning combination.  I love my family, my family resides in my home, therefore, I love my home.  It's a pretty basic syllogism really.  It makes perfect sense.  Plus, it's a pretty awesome way to save up some pennies

3) I'm playing tennis again, so I'm even MORE happy, if you can imagine it.  My little (if you can call 6'6" little) brother Sean and I have been playing a lot lately.  I love playing with Sean, he is such an incredible athlete.  Is there anything this boy can't do?  (The jury's still out on that one)

4) On a not so positive note, I threw out my back.  Well, technically what happened is my SI joint, or the lowest joint in my spine slips out of place sometimes, temporarily restricting my motion and causing me quite a bit of pain to be honest.  Not a big deal though, It's happened before and I'll be back to normal after a few days of stretching, alternating heat and ice and a visit to the physical therapist or two.  This new injury is probably attributed to my sudden and rapid return to tennis after a long, hard absence.

Okay I'm sorry, I can't resist, I plan to post my thoughts on Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, but this post can be a nice little break from politics for a second.