Monday, August 1, 2011

Be yourself,


Because it would be such a waste of a lifetime trying to give the world something you don’t have to offer, when it could benefit so greatly from who you actually are.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Church is true.


‎"You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your 'once upon a time' is now." -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

That awkward moment when…


You realize you have no friends.

I sit in my apartment all day and do nothing. I have never wanted to be home so badly. Ever.

Ever in my life.

I can finally put meaning to the phrase;

Home is where the heart is.

I am empty here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5th, 2011: What a day


"My biggest fear is that common sense will be lost in the rhetoric of the case"-
Prosecutor Linda Drane-Burdick

 "I did not say she was innocent. I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be...we were sick to our stomach to get that verdict." – Juror

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rockin’ Roller Coaster

My favorite ride of all time.


Your best friend comes across the country to visit you.
You get to run around Disney World for three days,
And have the best time of your young lives.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The deed has been done.


I am now a Marriage and Family major,

pursuing my Bachelors of Science in Marriage and Family Studies

with a Professional Clinical emphasis.



Saturday, June 11, 2011


"You have four years to be irresponsible here, Relax, work is for people with jobs, you'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late, go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday, spend money you don't have. The work never ends, but college does."   ♥ Tom Petty

       It’s true. When I think of my freshman year of college, I don’t remember a single thing about class time. Not to say that I didn’t learn anything, just that you don’t ever recall the time spent at the university. When I think of my freshman year of college, I think of...

Jumping on couch cushions

Pancakes and 17 Again at 1 o’clock in the morning

Or our failed attempts at desserts that we ended up eating anyways

Tiffany making me a tiger costume 

Our “cutie” pumpkin.

Darren coming over at 2:30 in the morning and drawing uni-brows and mustaches on himself with our eye-liner and giving himself nick-names like “Fiyleepaeh”

I think of staying up until 7 o’clock in the morning writing Shelby’s english paper while she does my math project

Justin Bieber following me on Twitter

I think of Lorin’s bridal shower

The great talks I always had with Ashley and Andrea

Darren heart-attacking our apartment door on Valentine’s Day

Staying up until who knows when singing at the top of our lungs while Kaitlin plays the guitar in our room.

Me crying after the first of many snow falls to come

Darren helping me study for my fossil test in the library for hours! 

Printing of hundreds of pictures taken over the course of the semester and taping them to our front room walls

Our ever so crucial bonding trip to Yellowstone!

Watching Monday night football for FHE….

Thursday night sleepovers with- well, whoever showed up that night!

How we put all the mattresses in the front room the week of Halloween and watched  a scary movie and slept in the front room every night

Tiffany’s art projects in the kitchen

Ironing our grilled-cheese sandwiches

Paranormal State marathons

Garrett and Darren’s basketball games

Opening mission calls

Fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches on Elvis’ birthday because  they were his favorite

Justin Bieber dance parties in our front room

Tiffany going to Never Say Never with me…AND making t-shirts!

Lauren nursing me back to health as I cry pathetically in the front room

Falling asleep at Darren’s house with his tiger pillow pet and waking up to him doing my math homework

Making brownies with Shelby and Garrett

Sunday night iPad monopoly with Garrett and Darren

Skyping the boys…they lived 2 blocks away

Meeting up with Tiffany and Cassidy for devotional

…Praying at devotional!

I think of making real friends. Friends to last a lifetime…and longer.

We love Darren.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Quotes by Kelly:


1- “I wish Justin Bieber would throw a ball, and we could all go, and he would dance with all of us!”

2- “I wish that Mike The Situation was my big brother, Vinny was my boyfriend, Pauly D was my cousin, and Ronnie was like my neighbor or something.”