Thursday, February 23, 2012


1. Post these rules
2. Post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag
5. Go to their blog and tell them they've been tagged!

(Is it bad that I don't know who to tag?  Ugh... whoever reads this, if you feel so inclined, answer away!  Reuse the questions I answered!)

11 random things about myself:
1. My first name is French, my middle name is Japanese, and my last name is Scottish.  I am half Puerto Rican, half Caucasian.  Basically, I am a melting pot. :]
2. I am engaged to one of the BEST people ever!  He seriously is so amazing, and I feel so lucky.
3. I have recently become obsessed with Words with Friends.  I have 6 games going on right now, and I play it as often as I can.  If you have one, ADD ME!
4. In case you didn't know, Epic Soundtracks radio is one of the greatest things ever.  Seriously, go listen.  Pandora.  Go.  Now.
5. I have a deep, dark secret that only a few people know.  One day, everyone may know.  But, for now, I am okay with just the few people that know. :]
6. I.  Hate.  Cooked.  Vegetables.  With a passion.  Gross.
7. I have slowly realized that I cannot name my children anything close to Lee.  Like Timothy.  Or Kaylie.  Dang.
8. I am a Seahawks and Mariners fan for life!  Yes, they aren't good teams.  Do I care?  Not really.
9. By this time next year, I will be student teaching.  Which is both exciting and frightening all at the same time!
10. If I could own any car, it would be a Mustang.  Oh baby.  I love those cars.
11. If I got to choose where I would live for the rest of my life, I would live in Washington.  Without a doubt.  Preferably Western Washington.  But I will probably end up in the South.  Hahaha

Questions Zandra asked!!
1. What is your favorite nickname people call you?
My middle name, Misao.  I didn't like to be called that for the longest time, but it has grown on me.

2. What is the biggest obstacle you have overcome in the last year?
Getting over my past.  There was a LOT of tough stuff that I went through in 2010, so 2011 was dealing with that and making sense of it all.

3. Where is "home" to you?
This is a tough one... Rexburg has grown to by my home, but I still feel like part of me will always be in Washington.  I love both places for different reasons, but as far as where I want to be on a general basis, it's probably Rexburg. 

4. Do you have a favorite meal?
I love tacos.  And lasagna.  Basically, I love Mexican and Italian meals.  But my ALL TIME favorite meal is chicken and rice made by either my mom or grandma.  Delicious, I tell ya!

5. Where is your favorite place to run away to?
My favorite place to run away to... Hmm... Here in Rexburg, it's basically anywhere outdoors.  Back home, it's Seattle or Tacoma.  The waterfront is just beautiful!

6. What is something you feel like you are taking for granted?
I think I am taking my ability to relax for granted.  Weird thing, I know, but for the last little while I have been all focused on classes, nothing else.  I really need to take the time to relax, calm down, and know that everything will be okay.

7. What is one of your earliest memories?
Visiting my great-grandmother, and getting tootsie rolls.  She was a wonderful woman, and there are times when I wish I would have known her better.  I was young, though, when she passed away.  But I know that I will be able to see her again and talk to her, and get to know all about her life.  Eventually. :]

8. Are you right or left handed?
Right handed.

9. Do you sleep with socks on?
I didn't use to sleep with socks on, but now I do.  It is a recent development.  Which is kinda weird, but I need socks to sleep now.

10. What is your favorite weather to wake up to?
Warm, sunny, clear skies.  I can't WAIT for summer!

11. What is the first word you think of that starts with the letter Q?
Quail.  What a weird word to think of first!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A few things to think about.

Me: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure
Me: Promise You won't get mad?
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late.
God: Yes.
Me: My car took forever to start.
God: Okay.
Me: At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait.
God: Huummm.
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call.
God: All right.
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax.  BUT it wouldn't work!!!  Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): OH.
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed):Okay.
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call.  I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see, God.
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm Sorry, God.
God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me.... in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children.

“Let’s talk about rape for a moment. Rape is not what George Lucas did to your childhood. Rape is not what happens when a sports team beats another sports team by a wide margin. Rape is not what happens when your electric bill is higher this month than it was last month. Rape is when a person violates another person in the most despicable, degrading way imaginable and among the myriad of terrible things humans can do to one another, rape is among the worst. I think the casual misappropriation of the concept of rape extending all the way to its widespread comical usage is disgusting even by Internet standards. ”

-Jeffrey Rowland

I love my family.

Every single member of my family.  My parents, my siblings, everyone.

It's amazing how family can make you feel so much better when you are feeling down.

And the support and love that they are continually giving baffles my mind.

My family is the best family for me.  There is a reason I have the parents I do, and the sisters and brothers I do.

We were meant to be together forever, and help each other through the trials and hardships that are brought to us.

I love my family, and am so grateful for the strength in the gospel and the love that they share.

Especially right now.