Wednesday, July 28, 2010


i started my applications for grad school today.

talk about scary.

part of me wishes i don't get in so i can have a year off....shh. don't tell.

the process is a little intimidating, but i think i can handle it. lets just hope i don't fall to pieces this week trying to get midterms, work, family events, and application requirements finished. i find things like this and this to be comforting.

something to look forward to this weekend: my little sister isabelle is growing up and getting baptized! i never thought she would be 8 years old, it seems like the past 8 years have flown by.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


last weekend my roommates and i planned a themed get-together.
theme: "sophisticated night out"
details: everyone dressed like rich/preppy kids (think white pants with polo shirts, cardigans and popped collars).
activities: badminton (complete with regulation lines on a grass court, surrounded by lush vegetation) , lawn bowling, and croquet.
food: burgers (with healthy all wheat, cracker thin buns), chips, cookies, fresh cherries, homemade ice cream
overall success: a-m-a-z-i-n-g night with lots of fun people and laughter.

i will admit however, i did come home with a couple sore muscles (that i hadn't known existed before) because of the intensity at which the badminton was played. there were some competitive spirits to say the least.
my wonderful roommate kelsey was behind the whole night, and threw together a fantastic summer evening.
there may be round two this weekend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

date night.

my mother and i had a date this last weekend. we went to the symphony at sundance resort up provo canyon. we met up with some longtime friends that were in town from california and had a lovely time! it was my first exposure to the utah symphony, and i have to say i thoroughly enjoyed myself. we had a delicious treat of some buttery popcorn and yummy rice crispy treat (thanks to was the only thing that made the fact that there wasn't any diet coke available bearable for my mother. we both panicked a little when we saw that sneaky little pepsi sign). they played some classics as well as some beautiful and patriotic songs. the scenery couldn't have been better--we spread out our blanket and made ourselves comfortable, listened to the soothing music under the evening blue sky and soaked in the good vibes. the temperature was perfect and one bright star just above the horizon line of the mountain tops made it quite picturesque. we laughed, we cried, and we even got a glimpse of the sundance kid himself (that would be robert redford if you weren't sure ;)).