Saturday, October 30, 2010


i had a wonderful time yesterday catching up with caitlin and bailey.

james and i had a date at target last night. yes we are cool.

two halloween parties tonight! james and i are going to be tourists :)

there is truly no better feeling than waking up and realizing you have nowhere to be! i laid in bed for like an hour after i woke up and it was glorious.

i now have clean laundry and can stop using my bathing suit bottoms as underwear. this is good.

now to go find hawaiian shirts and a fanny pack!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

song of the day.

i don't know how do links, but i just love the song "folding chair" by regina spektor. she is so funky and cool. i love her music. this is my new obsession.

in other news, today i had a cheese bagel. yum.

bugs are invading my work.

i had a funny conversation with a friend about her roommate who pees everywhere when she gets drunk. ew. but also kind of funny.

i need to paint my nails.

happy wednesday :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


i found myself thinking today i wish i could just skip all the bad parts of life. but then i thought the good would not seem so sweet. the little moments of the day would be taken for granted even more. it would be hard to appreciate when times are not hard, because it would always be good.

i think the bad helps us rely on God and trust in His plan.

the hard times remind me that i am alive and i am human and i have help.

Monday, October 25, 2010


this weekend was one of the best i have had in a while. james and i drove up to chico to visit paul. my parents and matthew met us there and my high school friend breanna lives up there so we spent the whole time with her and her boyfriend luke. add that up and it was a pretty big group.

we ate, walked around the chico campus, saw downtown chico, went to a yoyo museum where we saw the world's biggest yoyo [it was as tall as me], ate some more, reminisced, laughed so much, played games, got wet [it was raining], went shopping, and just hung out.

it was so great to see paul doing well and i know he enjoyed seeing us.

it was wonderful to visit with breanna! she is one of those friends that when we get together it seems as if nothing has changed.

the drive was soo long, about 7 hours each way, but the time went quickly because james drove the whole way and of course i never run out of things to say to him [probably to his dismay].

i am trying to hold on to all the wonderful memories, but school is making it hard for me to pretend like i am still on vacation. i am just thankful to be able to have had time to spend a relaxing weekend with my family and friends.

Friday, October 22, 2010

i'm ready!

to party it up in chico this weekend with my family!

after i rock this midterm.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


inspiration hit me yesterday in spanish class and i thought of a super cute idea for the chalkboard in our dining room. then i told ellen about it and she said she could help me make a movie out of it. now i am very excited about it.

i stole a piece of purple chalk from the engines lab yesterday.

the weather is gloomy and i like it.

i need to wash my hair.

i am making tacos for dinner tonight!

right now i feel semi inspired to do creative things. if only i didn't have school to interfere with all my brilliant ideas.

i ate cheesecake for breakfast and danced to christmas music this morning.

tomorrow i see my crazy little brother!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


i went to work.

i went to my classes.

i breathed.

i took a shower.

maybe tomorrow i will do something greater

but for today

this is enough.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

happy birthday.

my dear friend james was born 23 years ago today. okay, he is my boyfriend. but he is also one of my best friends and i would like to write a post as a tribute to his wonderfulness.

here are a few things i like about james:

1. he is fun and i am usually laughing at... i mean with him.

2. he is cute.

3. he has a fang that makes him look like a vampire.

4. he washes his hands a little more often than is normal.

5. he puts up with me.

happy birthday, james. thank you for being born and being wonderful.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


okay, so clearly, yesterday was not the best for me. but today, i have gotten some sleep and am feeling a little better about everything.

here are some blessings in my life:

1. jesus. he is here for me even when i don't feel him, and when i don't deserve him [which is always].

2. stephanie, caitlin and bailey. they are so encouraging to me and are some of my best friends.

3. my parents. they have so much faith in me.

4. slo. i love living here, even if i take it for granted sometimes.

5. james. what i would i do without that boy.

6. i found a $20 bill in my pocket today!

7. oh thank you jesus for your grace.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

warning: i am in a bad mood.

in my mind:

i am on a beach tanning in the sun and my biggest problem is i am getting a weird tan line from my bathing suit.

i am traveling around the world with everything i need in a backpack.

i am snowboarding in the alps.

i am anywhere but here, in my real, unglamorous, stressful life.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

pay the piper.

i don't really know what pay the piper means, but james says it all the time. basically it's saying you have to deal with your consequences or something.

well this weekend was wonderful. i saw my good friends at their parents' campsite in morro bay, had good conversations, and felt rejuvinated.

i saw my family, walked on the pier at pismo, and caught up.

i cooked james a birthday dinner, walked on the beach, and soaked up the time with him.

and now it is time to pay the piper. i will be in this cute coffee shop working on my geometry homework and other miscellaneous terrors for the rest of the day.

stupid piper.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

i'm a summer girl.

this was how i spent the glorious summer months:

camping at bridgeport with my fam. it's dirty, grimy, campy heaven.

seeing keith urban in concert. i melt.

spending a week in costa rica. pura vida.

lots of quality time with the boy.

take me back!


welcome to my new improved blog! here are some updates on my life:

1. i am enjoying this fall weather. i usually hate anything that isn't 80 degrees and sunny, but the truth is, most days are not like that. so i am broadening my horizons.

2. i am so over school! i just want to graduate. one more year...

3. moses and i are becoming good friends. yes, old school moses. or should i say, old testament moses.

4. i have a teal desk.

5. i have lately been in a lovey dovey haze which is both disgusting and wonderful.

that's all for now.