cry when you cry, rejoice when you are well.

in the movie i watched today with T a guy said this when someone asked him how the God he prays to could let such terrible things happen to decent people:

"Missy {his daughter} could fall down and hurt herself, even if I'm walking right there beside her. That doesn't mean that I allowed it to happen. She knows, as far as unconditional love, I'll pick her up and I'll carry her. I'll try to heal her. I'll cry when she cries. And I'll rejoice when she is well. In all the moments of my life, God has been right there beside me. The truth of God's love is not that he allows bad things to happen. 
It's His promise that he'll be there with us when they do."

Happy Sunday.

bee gees.

did you know the Bee Gees live in our room?
how nice it is to walk into our room & see those three men.
haha so awkward.


a shower for brides.

my aunts & grandma put on a lovely bridal shower last night in good ol' WY for the brides to be in our family. Stella & Kelsi. 
i was dubbed camera lady, like always, but i like it.
it's always good to find an excuse to get together with family you haven't seen in a while, especially a happy excuse.

Dig It

with Pine View 29 girls.



thanks Smiffs & Mallory.
i like this kinda stuff, it gives bloggin a little variety.
1. post rules
2. post photo & 11 facts (why 11?)
3. answer questions
4. questions for other ppl to answer
5. tag those other ppl
1. i LOVE learning sign language. it's a beautiful language.
2. burgers are my absolute favorite. i want a burger right now.
3. most people get more mature when they go away to college but i'm pretty sure i've gotten less mature, but only in front of my roommates. (that's embarrassing)
4. i watch way to many couple/wedding/engagement videos on Vimeo.
5. i've become grossly attached to a TV show, never thought it would happen this badly.
6. i wish i could live in the "Roaring Twenties" so badly, even for a little while.
7. i love road trips.
8. i'm not anti-social, or shy. i'm just me. don't tell me i'm shy.
9. i love the mountains. hiking, biking, climbing...it's no secret i'm in love with it all.
10. Carrie said it also, we just love Akon. he's our home boyyy.
11. i cried in Yoga yesterday. (salamander)

i combined Carrie & Mallory's questions:
1. i grew up on Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, & ABBA. love them all.
2. first kiss was at the door, after a dance. it was the first snowfall of the year. pretty typical but special all the same. i just remember thinking, "so, that's what it's like?". it gets better of course.
3. Five Guys all the way.
4. my favorite band changes, always. right now i love Blind Pilot's "Always" from their We Are The Tide album.
5. favorite smell is new house, or wet rocks, or that chalky smell after you've been climbing.
6. yesss i have many names i love for my future kiddos. nooo i won't share them. they are mine.
7. pet peeve is when the hymns are played too slowly in Sacrament Meeting.
8. if i had unlimited moneys i would go to Africa or Croatia, or Greece.
9. my fashion weakness changes, one time it was watches.
10. favorite thing to pull out of mud? easy, pranks.
11. my ideal man is the person that will be my equal, we balance each other out. i want to be able to look up to him & grow from his example everyday, & vice versa.

i tag anyone else who wants to have some fun with this.
here's the questions:
1. if you could learn any language what would it be?
2. vanilla or chocolate?
3. what song pops in your head randomly all the time? (ex. for some reason "i love this bar" by Toby Keith pops in my head all the time, weird right?)
4. how long do you think you would last in the Hunger Games?
5. if you dug up a treasure chest, what would you want to be in it?
6. east coast or west coast and why?
7. how would you describe your sense of humor? (ex. mine is so super sarcastic & weird)
8. do you pin? if so what is your favorite pin you've ever pinned?
9. share a favorite memory.
10. top three bands/artists that you will forever love.
11. describe your ideal man.


Happy Hunger Games

i ventured south today for the premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES with some peeps.
it was so good guys!
loved it.


a little obsessed.

tonight we became Patrick & Lady Edith.
it started with us watching this, & many other fan-made Downton Abbey videos on YouTube to satisfy our depression, the 3rd season doesn't come out for a year. 
we both agree that we've never felt this way about a TV show, except maybe Gilmore Girls.


here's to happiness-missionary edition {by Chase}

First off It makes me so Happy to know that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me so much! There are so many people that dont know this and it is one of the most precious things to me to know that he is there and that he wants the best for me. Being on a mission has showed me how happy my testimony really makes feel. It is the only thing that holds you together when you are alone in the world. My family makes me happy. I could go on for hours with stories of funny things they have done and how much I love them. Coming home late at nights and being able to hear about the other elders day makes me happy. I also love talking on the phone to past companions or friends I have made on the mission. German suits make me happy because I like to wear them to Baptisms, Zone conferences, Interviews or any other special occasions. Seeing your best Friends dressed in white with the desire to follow the savior has to be one of the coolest things anyone can experience. Having late night pillow talk with good people makes me happy. Eating Dönner. Finding someone that shines, Seeing tears in peoples eyes because of they joy they feel through the Gospel, Riding bikes around the city to talk to people about the Gospel aka Bike oym's ( open your mouth), reading back through past journal entries, make me happy. The Temple makes me so happy! I miss being able to go there often. Of course things from home also make me happy. I love getting letters from you and being able to tell you all about the things going on in my life. Seriously, You just make me really happy. Climbing makes me happy. Slacklinging, skiing pow pow, backpacking, day hikes, road trips, exploring, making things with my hands makes me happy. There are a lot of things that make me happy!

Chase asked me how i Find Joy In The Journey last week because he knows that life can sometimes feel very repetitive. i sent him a happy list.
& he sent me one back.
which made me really happy. that's the thing about happy lists, they make the maker happy & everyone else who reads them happy as well. sometimes when i'm making a happy list i realize something makes me happy that i'd never thought would make me happy. so lets bring happy lists back people. i make them in my head quite often, but i think we all should start taking the time to write them down.
happiness is contagious.


Spring Break 2012

killer face mask stuff, hot tub, perfect seventy degree weather, St. George temple, swimming at Kim's Uncle's place, Sand Hollow, cliff jumping, red rock, hiking, Chuckwalla, Snow Canyon, exploring, climbing rocks, chacos, playlists, dancing to Akon, car rides, Twenty Five Main, shopping, Urban Renewal, Five Guys, "The Crack" in the dark, that huge beetle, wandering forever in the dark, that playground, bike rides, running, tennis, laying in the sun, goooogles, all of Kim's new homes, Carries poofer that frightened the Elder's Quorum President, Footloose in the theater room, soaking our feet in the tub, cruise control, life lessons in the condo about deodorant, failed plans, plans to not make plans, finally getting into the temple, pancakes, so many cupcakes, Hunger Games all the time, carousel, candy shop, a happy list from Chase, yoga everywhere.