Thursday, August 25, 2011


It is not always the big things that matter most..

I have taken a step towards my dream :)

I love this outfit!

I am so thankful for Thomas S. Monson.

Twilight <3

Soccer is what I do.

When you smile, even if you don't feel like it, it will automatically increase your mood to happier. (

I LOVE this show. So good.

Never do it. It will not make you happy if you settle.

Always strive to be this kind of woman. I love Gordon B. Hinckley

I wish I had this outfit. It is so dang cute and looks so comfy at the same time.

Someday MY prince will come. <3

Just some of my favorite things.

So, I started work! It has been fun so far. I am still getting to know the kids, but I think I'm doing pretty good at getting to know their names! They are a little rowdy, but I think they are just happy to be done for the day and want to get some energy out from sitting in the classroom all day. I am having trouble thinking of activities to do with them. I have noticed that the kids like doing things they like to do, and that everyone has different likes and dislikes. So, it is difficult to come up with a fun activity to do with all of their different preferences. Also, it is hard to get their attention and have them clam down for a bit to listen. But, I know that as the year goes on it will get better! With help from the Lord too, I will be able to do the best I can!

Well that is about all that is new. Hopefully something exciting will happen for me to post about. If not, be expecting another random post!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Don't worry 'bout a thing.

"Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

So, this past week has been so great. The beach is so relaxing. I have loved the sunsets every night. Sunsets at the beach are probably the best (which is hard to compare to Oklahoma sunsets). They make me think of how grateful I am for the Earth and all of God's creation. Which leads me to thank Him for everything in my life. So, it is just a great sight to see and helps spark my brain to meditate! :)
I have kayaked in the ocean, played soccer on the beach, shopped, ate ice-cream, played in the water, saw jellyfish and fish and a shark (a dead one) and crabs, laughed a lot, had a bonfire, and of course laid out and relaxed. It's been great, especially after 3 semesters of school. Listening to the waves was so peaceful, I highly recommend it!

So, recently I have been really missing playing on a soccer team. I played at BYU-I for a girls' competitive team, but it's just not the same as being on a team and traveling and playing other schools. What to do...what to do.

I start work this next week. I am an activities coordinator for 4th and 5th graders after school. So I get to plan fun activities for kids after school and play with them! How fun is that! And it gives me some experience for my major too! I am way excited to start, but kind of scared too. I don't know if I have a LOT of ideas to do with the kids after school, so if you have any ideas PLEASE let me know! (Remember they are 4th and 5th grade girls AND boys).

Well, I think that's all for now.

(Here are a few pictures from my trip)
Favorite place.

Families can be together forever.

Soccer on the beach <3

Kayaking with Kyle

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

a simple kind of free

"Nothing to do
Nowhere to be
A simple little kind of free
Nothing to do
No one but me
And that's all I need"

Last night in Oklahoma there was a thunder storm. I have always loved Oklahoma thunder storms, because the lightening is breath-taking, the calm and humbling thunder, the smell of fresh rain, and the cool, calm light breeze after it's all over. Before it got real dark, there was a gorgeous sunset. I had to take pictures. I could not get over how pretty it was. I'm pretty sure Oklahoma has THE best sunsets. As I was driving home, I decided to roll down my window and turn off my air-conditioner. The weather was perfect. The music I was listening to was perfect. The lightening in the distance was perfect. Everything about driving home was so, "free" feeling. I felt like I didn't have a worry in the world.


"Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do everyday what should be done,
and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal." --Elbert Hubbard

"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain,
there would be no rainbow." --Henry Wadsworth longfellow

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic.
Just as free, free as we'll ever be." --Zac Brown Band

Well, Saturday I will finally be in the best place...the beach.
I finally get to have a week, yes, a whole week, to get some color on my white, pale, Rexburg skin. Yeah, I'm excited.
Laying out, relaxing, Coneheads (a local restaurant), boogie-boarding, snorkeling, sandcastles, pictures, shell collecting, running on the beach, waves, soccer on the beach, beach house, and best of all, making memories with my family.
Bring it on.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

my boys.

Looks like the whole gang is here.

Oh man, I think I have a little more time on my hands than needed.
Hey, you can't blame me, I haven't started working yet.
Well just wanted to have a little fun.

Monday, August 1, 2011


So, I have developed a new love. It's called
I think I could look at all the cool pictures forever.
There are so many sweet ideas and cool pictures on there.
Anyways, here are a few I found that I liked.

The colors make me real happy!

How precious.

So true.

Dream big.

So pretty!

I think I want to visit Italy!

Wish I could be here.

I hope I am this spunky when I am old.


Cute date night idea!

Beach here I come, Aug, 13