Archive for January, 2010

Everything about me invites you in…

Coolest little brother ever. That face says it all, huh?

I love that I’m at a point in my life where my family really does mean everything. Fighting over who gets the computer, being a tattletale, ruining lives one sibling at a time–it’s all in the past now! We have our occasional splunder (it is what it sounds like)…but for the sake of this post–everything is sunshine & rainbows.

This is my fabulous little brother, Cameron.  And he’s the bee’s freakin’ knees. He’s a super stud, with some of the most clever wit I’ve ever come up against. Gives me a run for my money, and I love it! He says absurd things like “son of a motherless goat” and other phrases that I’m sure derive from the Paris, Idaho gene we’ve all been given. He can play just about any sport he wants and kick trash. He’s definitely smarter than a box of rocks–so smart that he doesn’t even like to do his homework. A genius type, you know? And best of all, he just makes me stinkin’ laugh. And for some reason the word stinkin’ is necessary in that sentence.

I feel like Cambo and I have a special friendship since we were the last two to live at home. This friendship includes a plethora of stupid fights and arguments (natural, right?). But it also includes some pretty awesome memories!

We can quote Twilight back to each other for hours. We mock it. Sorry Twilight lovers, but let’s be real–it’s kind of whacked! (I’ll admit, I enjoy the movies, but mostly just because there are some awesome one-liners that make for a right good time when Cam and I get going.)

Over the break we put some pillows at the bottom of our (lame) staircase and slid down on a sleeping bag. This is one of my very favorite things to do. Managed to rack up some scars and some good laughs–along with some embarrassment, since we didn’t know the missionaries were in the living room when we came careening down. Awesome.

We’ve had some exciting adventures driving around Parker late at night. Target runs, Doorbell ditching (Cam: Remember the time we left cookies on the Keicher’s door step and I ate it trying to hurdle the fence? Laughing out loud just thinking about it–or the time your voice cracked so terribly that I had to pull over I was laughing so hard?)

The memories go on and on. Really though, I just miss him terribly. And can’t wait for him to come to Logan for our birthday celebration in March! (57 days).

Love you, buddy!

And remember, you must:

float like a butterfly…and sting like a bee.



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And now a word from us kids…

Remember Arthur? Love that show.

I just had to post today about my friends–man, I’ve got an all-star line up! And I’m so glad!

Childhood friends.

Junior High Friends.  

High School number one, two, and three friends!

College friends.  

Boy friends.

I just hope it never ends!

(Okay, so maybe my poetry skills have plummeted since 9th grade English. )

I was just thinking about how grateful I am for friends who make me laugh. Who keep me motivated. Who remind me who I am and what I can become.

Think about the friends in your life. All the way back to the ones you played wart tag with at recess (miss that stacy mallory character). It’s so fun to reminisce!

That’s all.

Creative post coming soon, maybe.

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We All Need Somebody to Lean On.

I trust the people who read this blog with my life.




 Or I wouldn’t share it so openly. Right?


So this is a call to all arms. (It makes sense in my head?)


Chances are I’ve already talked to you up close and personal about this, but you see, I’m still at a loss.


Let me just tell you what I’m discovering about myself–I’m not sure I’m so fond of the trait.

I’m a runner! No, not the healthy, good kind of runner. I run! Run away!


Okay, I like to think of it more as a wanderer. Makes me seem less like a cop out.

I wander. I want to do and be so many different things that I seriously (seriously.) struggle sticking to anything.


The latest debate:

Degree vs. Trade School

Art Major vs. Dental Assisting

I’m doing a whole research paper on it!


You guys, I’m losing my mind. Help?


 What’s on the other side of the door to the future? (more cheese please) Please stay tuned! I’ll need you then too!


List of things I’ve seriously considered doing: Chef, Pilot, Architect, Elementary Teacher, Secondary Education, English, Journalism, Photo Journalism, Graphic Design, Photography, Dental Assisting, and that’s just to name a few.



bah. okay, i’m done. over & out.

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Blogging in 2009: Fail.

You know it’s bad when you can’t even remember how to log into your own blog. Oops.

But it’s a new year and great things are bound to happen! Right? At least for the next few weeks?

Losing 20 lbs. So overrated. It’s not even on my to-do list this year

(reverse psychology. maybe it’ll actually happen? probably not–but if it’s not even on the list I can’t feel bad!).

On to more important things…As with every new year I have chosen my motto(s) & scripture for 2010.

Show ’em my motto:

Less is more.

That’s it.  Pretty simple right? …spending less, eating less, complaining less…you get the idea.


I’ll go where You want me to go.

I have a feeling it’ll be a year of big decisions. Preparing mission papers?  Really deciding on a major?  Better said–really deciding to stick with anything? (Conquering commitment issues one major at a time). But the goal here is to do it with the Big Man’s approval. Can’t go wrong there, can ya?

And for this year’s scripture we have:

“Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.”

D&C 18:10

(If you’re not familiar with that scripture reference, you might try going here or here)

Also very simple and straight forward.

Last school year I had an amazing opportunity to be the President of the Relief Society in my ward. One of the greatest things I experienced in that calling was the ability to see people through Heavenly Father’s eyes. It didn’t matter where they’d been, what they’d done–they were beautiful. It was a blessing I will never forget, and one that I’ve been trying get back ever since. I’m going to make a better effort to see and treat others for who they have the potential to be, not necessarily for who they are. Not only that, but I’m going to try to see and treat myself the way that a loving Father in Heaven would.

So, Cheers to 2010!  A year of change!

Here I come, ready or not!

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