Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I miss him.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I had a really good first week of being 21. :]

Four mile hike up to Comet Falls! :]

More pictures will be posted soon. :]

Monday, August 8, 2011

Best Birthday Surprise Ever?!

Having Ryan show up from Alabama.  What a great day. :]

Thursday, August 4, 2011

You know...

Watching all these VEDA videos kinda makes me wish I had the courage to tell my story.

Maybe one day.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

There is no reason for me to be awake right now.

Dad and the boys are asleep, mom and the girls are all at Girl's Camp.  Boyfriend is out midnight fishing (seriously, though.  Who does that? ;]).  So, really, I could be sleeping.  But, I have something to say.

TODAY was the day when I appreciated all that my mom does.  My mom is a stay-at-home mom.  And it's really difficult to see the kinds of things she does until she is gone, and asks you to take over mommy duty.  I have had to do this a couple times over the last few years, and trust me.  It doesn't get any easier.  But what I can say is that I have an increased amount of love for my mom and the things that she does.  I had one hour where all I wanted to do was take a nap, and Ian and Patrick wouldn't let me.  They kept throwing things at me, asking me questions, wouldn't watch TV.  Frustrating.  The one break I got today was a trip to Walmart by myself.  No wonder my mom likes to take her time when she is there without the boys.  It allllll makesssss senseeeee!

Anyways, basically I love my mother.  And while I am exhausted, I can't wait for the time when I will be a mother to wonderful, crazy, loud, obnoxious children.  With a mom like me, they are bound to be that way. :]

Monday, August 1, 2011

So, I dislike thinking about the future.

With going to China, I will miss out on a semester at school.  Which might lead to me not being able to go on Fast Grad.  If that is the case, then I will be done with school (if all goes according to plan) by December of 2013, with Student Teaching being done (again, if it goes according to plan) in Winter 2014.  That means that I will HAVE to get a job and pay for those two semesters by myself.  ON TOP OF the fact that I have $0, yes $0 going to China right now.  My dad told me that he didn't know how much they could help since Malcolm is on a mission, which is totally understandable, but at the same time it isn't easy getting a job, and so I have no money to go to China.  UGH!  I gotta breathe... In... and Out... In through the nose... Out through the mouth...  I am rambling.  Could you tell?

Remember how I said I was doing VEDA?

Day One.  Check it out. :]
Although, after watching the video, I realized there was a LOT more I could have said.  Oh well, I am sure people will learn things about me as the month goes on. :]