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I wish.

I wish I wasn’t addicted to these:

I wish I didn’t have to write 3 of these:

I wish the trees looked like these:

I wish I were on one of these:

I wish I had less of this to write about things I’m wishing for, and more of it to do everything I should be doing:

Oh wait! That’s my choice! Wonderful.

{how rad is that clock though? really.}

you seriously just wasted  58 seconds reading about all my ridiculous wishes. joke’s on you! welcome to my life.

that’s all.


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quote of the day.

“When you push against the boundaries of experience into the twilight of the unknown, the Lord will strengthen you.

The beauty of your eternal soul will begin to unfold.”

Richard G. Scott

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Almost two months ago, on January the fifth, I wrote a post. I mentioned a motto:

“I’ll go where You want me to go.” 

I explained how I felt like this year might be a year of big decisions. Today I’m wondering how in just eight short weeks, that  has already become a reality.

It may not be on the mountain’s height,
Or over the stormy sea;
It may not be at the battle’s front,
My Lord will have need of me;
But if by a still, small voice He calls,
To paths that I do not know,
I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in Thine,
I’ll go where You want me to go.

I’ll go where You want me to go, dear Lord,
O’er mountain, or plain, or sea;
I’ll say what You want me to say, dear Lord,
I’ll be what You want me to be.

Perhaps today there are loving words
Which Jesus would have me speak;
There may be now in the paths of sin,
Some wand’rer whom I should seek;
O Savior, if Thou wilt be my guide,
Though dark and rugged the way,
My voice shall echo Thy message sweet,
I’ll say what You want me to say.

There’s surely somewhere a lowly place,
In earth’s harvest fields so white,
Where I may labor through life’s short day,
For Jesus the Crucified;
So trusting my all to Thy tender care,
And knowing Thou lovest me,
I’ll do Thy will with a heart sincere,
I’ll be what You want me to be.

 Where does the Lord want me to go?

He wants me to make a commitment. He wants me to make the most pivotal decision I will make in this lifetime. He wants me to trust in Him.

It’s a good thing I promised Him I would go where He wanted me to.


To be continued…

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home is where the heart is.

Wishing I had a pair of these:

So I could continue my secret affair with this city:

And be with these people:

And that is all.

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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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