Wednesday, October 27, 2010

something to work on

i really need to work on patience.  this talk given by president uchtdorf in april's general conference is being my inspiration and guide.  here's the main excerpt that's helping me out:

"[P]atience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!"

Sunday, October 24, 2010

best halloween costume

ok.  check us out.  we're bubbles. awesome huh?

we got an award.  sweet, no?

Monday, October 18, 2010

what i've been up to

... besides school of course.

a few weeks ago, instead of homecoming, a group of us did what we call "homeless coming".  read more about it on my friend/roommate katie's blog.

here is a group picture.  yes, my date is pouring his root beer on me.

here's a pic of the three roommates with their dates.
bennett & me, paul & jen, katie & tanner 
then, this last week, we had a roommate birthday party.  jen's birthday is on the 3rd and katie and i are twinners born on the 30th.

so far the running has gone well.  i've run four miles in the past four days.  no, it doesn't really sound like a lot, but i'm proud of how i'm doing.

Friday, October 15, 2010


image from here
this lady and these men have inspired me to run.  jen and i are going to start training for a half marathon in march.  exciting huh?  well, we'll see how far i go with this inspiration... hopefully to the finish line.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

things i've been liking

image from here
sorry it's been busy.  school is tough.  but here are a few links to things i've been liking.

this dress
this sweater, these sweaters
these flats
this photoshoot, this photoshoot, this photoshoot
this outfit, these outfits, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit
this exhibition
this wedding
these photos
this clothing line, this clothing line, this clothing line
this wedding veil
this quote
this soup
this idea to spice up my house
updating my new blog

Monday, October 4, 2010

bits of my weekend

this past weekend was jammed packed with family, general conference and fun!

friday: katherine and i road-tripped it down to st. george to watch my daddy and my uncles run the st. george marathon.  we ate about forty dum-dums, took only one bathroom break, and didn't get a single ticket!  yay!

saturday: woke up from sleeping on a tiny couch- yes, my back is killing me. then, we went over to the finish line to see the band of brothers cross the line.  then, we "rushed" back home [rushing with people who just ran 26.2 miles as well as your grandparents is kinda hard] and we watched the last speaker of the morning session.  during the two hour break, katherine and i dyed my hair.  we then played and talked with family.  we watched the afternoon session.  and then, my grammy took katherine and i shopping with my aunt shelia.  then, all 21 of our group went to dinner.

the new hair color.  what do you guys think?
sunday: woke up again, after being curled up all night on a couch, watched the morning session of conference and took off for home.  it started raining our drive home which meant the remaining heat of summer is going away. yay! finally!  when i got back to provo, i bid my father farewell-- i won't being seeing him again until christmas.  it was jen's b-day, so katie and i watched her open her presents, then we ate cupcakes, decorated our apt for halloween, and then partied it up with some friends.  we played "battle of the sexes"- yeah, the girls won.  [say what!] yeah, i know what the "green monster is." be proud.

so, it was a fantastic weekend... but i could really use a good back massage.