Friday, December 30, 2011

you probably haven't noticed

I'm missing from facebook.

last night at approximately 3 am, my brother and I were talking about how time consuming facebook is.

therefore, we deactivated our accounts.

it felt really good. 

actually, I lied.

 its disgusting how much I wanted it back after I did it.

I'm obsessed and I hate it. I don't want to miss it.

I spend countless hours stalking people and putting up pictures that no one really needs to look at.

I think in statuses. Its gross.

Now I'm gonna waste more time on this lil blog deal and can use the excuse that is a journalish thing :)

and I will still post pictures that no one really needs to look at on here.

and write about my life some more cuz I like to.

I feel like I am too into other peoples lives and what they are doing and who so and

 so is dating and what not.

Its not important. 
It doesn't matter at all really. 
and I don't really want randoms knowing every little thing about me... its my own fault for allowing 

randoms to be my 'friend' and posting about my life all the time.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Christmas Harry! Happy Christmas Ron!

I love Christmas!
I love family.
I love puzzles. 
I love Prison Break.
I love games!
I love foooooood.
I love reading.
I love the scriptures.
I love singing Christmas songs.
I love pajamas.
I love chocolates.
I love the NBA.
I love BYU pillow pets.
I love cozy socks.
I love diet pepsi.
I love high school basketball.
I might love skiing? I have yet to find out. Later this week perhaps?
I love getting my hair done.
I love Christmas nails.
I love emails from missionaries.
I love the Gospel. 
I love new clothes, make up, jewelry, and accessories.
I love taking pictures.
I love new 55' flat screen tv's. 
I love Christmas oranges.
I love Christmas lights.
I love teaching dance.
I love beef jerky and hot rods.
I love deep fried pickles. Homemade of course.
I just love everything about being home and this Christmas season. Its been a great Christmas :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


kinda. not really though. just a short, well-deserved break. If I don't take these regularly, my brain doesn't function. its tragic really....
On this break I have done 3 things.
1. watched my very talented roomie, Lexi Lyon, draw.
2. I got sorted. I am in GRYFFINDOR :)
3. I found this and it most definitely put a big, fat, cheesy grin on my face!
23 pageviews in Guatemala. Hola to my new Guatemalan friends :) You have made my day!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

obsession at the wrong time

I have an obsession. 
it is severe!
I recently started watching that little show called Vampire Diaries!
I finished season one in a weekish. 
Watched a couple episodes tonight in honor of finishing classes. 
I'm absolutely 100% obsessed with it. 
I pretty much think about nothing else. 
bad idea to start right before finals eh? but my finals come first. don't worry mom and nana. 
I'll be sure to study hard hard hard! 
It was Ian Somerhalder's birthday on thursday. 
Happy Birthday Ian!! 
We had a birthday party for him. 
and we made shirts in honor of his amazingness. 
we are also going to make red punch at some point to resemble blood and then all take pictures of ourselves drinking blook with his shirts on. 
oh and some awesome vampirish make up would be involved. don't fret.
but ya. 
I really do love him. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Homebody issues

Finally another post. and its a long one so beware.  I've had what some people call writer's block.. but I wouldn't call myself a writer. I mean I write blog posts, but they are just stories about the goings on in my life that I'm sure no one but my mom&nan-izzles read. its fine but I figured its about time I share my thoughts on a lil somethin about myself. 

So I went home for american thanksgiving and it was most definitely the most awesome time ever. 
I just LOVE my family so so incredibly much.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sorry... I'm lame.
 My life just got interesting though!
Soooo have you ever heard of Savion Glover?
Have you ever heard of Happy Feet?
Ya.. Savion Glover is the tapper for happy feet. How awesome is he??
Ok. So here at BYU we were fortunate enough to have a lil visit from Mr. Glover himself!
He is performing tonight actually. and I'm sure it will be FABULOUS!
He also did a master class.
It was wonderful.
We didn't actually tap that much though..
he talked. a lot. but it was good talk.
about timing and tempo and counting and all that great stuff that comes along with tapping!
Tap is my favorite thing in this world probably. or at least one of my favorites fo sho so I found all of this very interesting.
Tessa May was on my left. and my tappity tap friend Andrew was on my right.
Savion asked them both to do a lil tapping for him.
Was I jealous? heck yes!
I wanted him to pick me. even though I know I would have probably peed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

If you don't love her, you are crazy!

So I just love someone. 
Guess who? 
If you guess my mom, you are RIGHT!
She is just the greatest lady, wouldn't you agree? and beautiful to boot. 
It isn't her birthday or mothers day or a special day for her or anything.. I have just been really loving my mom lately. Don't get me wrong. I love her always, but lately I have felt it a lot more than usual. I think I'm just reallllllly excited to come home. Anyway, my mom is loved by not only me but so many people. Sometimes she doesn't really realize how awesome she truly is! I decided to do a lil somethin somethin for her to show just an inkling of how loved and appreciated she really is by EVERYONE and not just me! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ohhhh the excitement!

I cannot begin to express how faaareakin excited I am for American Thanksgiving. I think that's when my Christmas is going to start. Then its going to take a little break so I can kick butt on finals. Then I get to continue my Christmas awesomeness. Christmas this year is going to be incredible. I just know it! First of all... Its on a Sunday. Who doesn't LOVE Sunday Christmases? I absolutely adore them. There is something just that much more special about a Sunday Christmas. The Christmas program at church is just always amazing and I feel the spirit so strongly! I think having Christmas on a Sunday helps me to really focus on what Christmas is all about ya know? Just my thoughts. 
Some things I am going to do this Christmas are: 
-Help my mom with the fudge. because I always just watch her do it.. its time for me to learn. Mom you've got this in writing. so enforce it! 
-Complete one or two Christmas puzzles with the lil sisters :) 
-Read The Christmas Promise. (Only the BEST Christmas book you'll ever read. I bawl my eyes out every. single. time.) 
-Read a regular book. 
-Go to some good ole Cardston High School Basketball games. 
-Go to Craig's Kodiak basketball games!! So excited!
-Drink far too much hot chocolate. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A HUGE Thank you!

Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who took a lil bit of their time to say a quick little prayer for me. I am proud to say that I am now a Dance Major here at BYU! Such an awesome accomplishment if I do say so myself. I am so excited!! I felt really good about the way the auditions went and I found out this morning that I made it. Definitely one of the happiest moments of my life. Thank you Thank you Thank you! You're prayers helped. I was nervous but I think it was a good nervous that helped me perform the best that I possibly could. I am so grateful and so blessed! What a lucky girl I am!!
Now a thank you to my mother for the package she sent me :) 
Here are the pictures you requested mom haha with a couple others I decided to throw in there as well because I know you'll enjoy em ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I have the best Nana in the whole world. If you have not met her, then you should. She's seriously the greatest! She makes the best cookies and chocolates and fruit leather and applesauce and everything. 
My Nana means the world to me. I can't even begin to express how much I love her! One thing that I absolutely love about her is that she would always make it a point to come see me dance. She always helped with my costumes and sewing the ribbons on my ballet shoes. She came to competitions with me and I loved having her there so much! She has been such a huge part of my life and I can't thank her enough for all that she has done for me. I have a lil story that is especially dear to my heart that I'm sure I've already told on the blog before but wanna share it again.

 My Nana and Pumps come to the temple on thursdays and when my dad would do champs and my mom would have dance on thursdays, they'd come over after and drive us to our various activities that we had and cook us incredible meals and clean our disastrous house haha They were the bomb diggity fo sho! One thursday my mom and my nana and I were in the kitchen when the phone rang. I was trying on one of my dance costumes for my nana so she could make the adjustments it needed when the phone rang. I answered it and that was the phone call when Miss Jodi told me I got distinction on my ballet exam. We all started crying and it was just a really special moment. I'm so glad that my Nana could be there for it and that she has been so involved in my life, especially in the dance aspect. 

 Today is her birthday so leave her a lil shout out in my comments to tell her happy birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANIZZLE! Thank you for everything you've done for me :) 


Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

There are so many thoughts bouncing around in this head of mine.

This week has been a difficult one.

I have been selfish.

I have been feeling sorry for myself.. I'm hormonal and emotional. forgive me for being a girl.

My family is enjoying quarter pieces of pumpkin pie and I'm here. eating sandwiches.

I didn't get to go out to Beazer this year.. my first year not going. tragic really.

I didn't get the two thanksgiving dinners that I usually do.

How selfish can I get? seriously. Here I am complaining about not getting the two huge feasts that I normally get and there are people in this world that have never even had a feast in their lives, not to mention two in one weekend.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

i just look like so many people

Tess says I look like this lil guy from the racoons everytime I make a face like these... 

also. look at the new friends i found here at byu!
Robin williams and peter pettigrew!

Friday, October 7, 2011

For the mother :)

Momizzle. I love you and that is why this post exists :) haha that and because you are my BESTEST FRIEND and I love that I can share these sorts of things with you and that you are just as excited about them as I am haha I LOVE YOU!
awkward, but it had to be done ha

A couple pictures of nana's cookies that I made allllllll on my own and I didn't burn any cookies or people! rock on! momma you taught me well!
mmmmmmmmm my mouth waters just thinking about Nanizzle's cookies!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

i'm supposed to be studying...

but looking at naked statues for so long takes it toll... this is the result. be nice. don't judge. Some would say I'm special.. I would say I'm talented :)

Which one do ya like best?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Its muh muh muh monnnday!

I posted the song Bad by The Cab a couple weeks ago. Click HERE if you'd like to go listen to that gem once again.
And while you are listening the The Cab you should listen to THIS, THIS, and THIS!

and as I was writing this, I was listening to some good ole Brit Nicole. I forgot all about her but I really like her. Look her up.

aaaaaand. My roomie LEXI LYON is a singer/songwriter and you should listen to her stuff also. She's on Pandora and itunes if you want to look her up. and I know you want to :)

lots of musics today. have a GREAT monday!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just somethin to think about

The other day in Dr. Gantt's Book of Mormon class he started out the class by saying that he was going to get a little off course and not talk so much about the chapter scheduled for that day.. He began to talk about a conversation he had with his son and eventually we got to discussing the importance of grades and such. He went on to say that he thinks letter grades should not be the main concern of students at BYU. At first I thought, well if you insist :) haha Then he said that rather than focusing on getting good grades and what not, wouldn't it be better if we were to focus on doing all that we can to show our Heavenly Father how grateful we are to be able to be at BYU, or wherever we may be? This really hit me for some reason.. He kept going with this and started talking about how there are people in places such as Guatemala (I may have gotten a little bit excited at the reference to Parker's mission haha) that are living in huts with dirt floor making as little as $80/month and they are faithful members of the church who pay 10% of that $80 to the church each month and that money is used to pay for the buildings that I go to school in and the professors that teach my classes. It really made me think that I need to be a little less lazy and show my Heavenly Father that I really am so grateful to be here. I think that can be applied to wherever we are in our lives. We are so blessed to live where do we do and to have the families that we do and to be able to eat good food everyday and have a nice warm bed to climb into at night. Shouldn't we be doing everything in our power to be the best that we can be? I mean, why not? What have we got to lose? I just found the whole lecture really inspiring. It makes me want to be a better person and to be doing all that I can to reach my full potential... 

just a lil somethin somethin to think about yah?

and ps. Hows about that BYU football game last night eh? GOOOOOO COUGARS! Woot Woot!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dance Major

I have decided that I am going to audition for the dance major here at BYU. I figure, why not? I've got nothing to lose. I can only learn from it, right? It can be nothing but good for me! 

I'm determined to make it a positive experience for myself.

The auditions go something like this..

We do a ballet section. (easy peasy lemon squeezy!) ha! jokes. ballet is anything but easy but I think that by the time auditions come around, I'll be a lot better at ballet than I am right now.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Have you ever listened to a song and a rush of memories just flood your mind?

This happens to me alllllll the time. 

Last November, my cousin Jon made me a CD of church songs.

That's all he listened to, you see. 

For probably a year before his mission, if not longer, he only listened to church music. He always told me that there was so much garbage out there in music these days and that he just felt better when he was listening to uplifting, wholesome music. What an example eh?

He had numerous CD's of just church music and whenever we went anywhere together we were listening to talks and hymns and efy songs. It just made ya feel good ya know? He used to get so excited about the new song's he'd find and he'd ask me to come sit in his car after basketball/cheer practice or school so I could hear them and it was so fun to see the excitement on his face when he'd show me. He had so many of the talks and songs memorized too! I'm sure that's helped him on his mission. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I'm in BYU's World of Dance. If you are anywhere in the Provo area September 16-19 I would LOVE to see you there! Its gonna be AWESOME! I get to do this incredible disco tap number called Shufflin to the music while wearing the most HIDEOUS costume. Its great. It also features Contemporary Dance Theater and they do a wicked cool routine with a trampoline that you will not want to miss, Ballroom Dance Company, International Folk Dance Ensemble, and Theater Ballet. Seriously, you don't want to miss this. There are incredible dancers and the most amazing routines! so come come come! haha Tickets are between $8-$15 and it starts at 7:30 Wednesday through Friday and a Saturday matinee at 2:00 in the De Jong Theater on campus. You will LOVE IT!!
Errryday I'm shufflin

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ma name

My name is Chelan.
Some pronounce is CH-el-an.
Some Shaylin.
Some shalain.
Some shalawn.
I think that growing up in a small town where everyone knows your name is great. Especially if you have a somewhat tricky name like mine. I don't see how its tricky, personally, but I've been getting it my whole life. Can I just complain for a second and say that I am sick of people getting it wrong. I don't like saying it over and over and over and trying to think of different ways for people to remember it.. I have now learned to answer to any of the pronunciations above. I'll go by any of them. I prefer it if you get it right, I might even get a big smile on my face and do a lil fist pump just because it is such a rarity.

Someone asked me today where my name comes from. They thought it was such a cool story so I'll share it with ya. I'm sorry if you've already heard the story. Well you see.. My momizzle was pregnant with me when she went on vacation with my dad and brother to Washington. They went to a lake. Lake Chelan. My mom thought that Chelan would be a pretty name for a girl. I have to say I agree haha I love my name. I like having a unique name even if it is hard for people to say and remember. It also kinda matches my moms name. Hers is Cheryl Ann. Say those two really fast and it kinda sounds like Chelan.
 There you have it. That's all for today folks. Have a LOVELY Wednesday peeps :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

This is GREAT!

My roomies are GREAT!
My apartment is GREAT!
My life is just GREAT right now :) I'm so blessed!
Last night for dinner, the incredible Lexi Lyon made indian food! I've never had it before so I was a lil bit nervous.. but it was delish. mm so good. My roomates are incredible girls and I seriously lucked out like crazy. gosh. I just can't get over how awesome this turned out. After our fabulous indian dinner, we played a game with the grapes. it went a little like this...

Friday, September 2, 2011

long time no see

Its been a while eh? well it seems like it has been for me! I just tried writing this post on the new blogger interface thinger and when I went to preview it, I lost it. Stupid. anyway, this is just an update on my life..

I'm back at BYU and LOVING IT!

My classes are great!

I'm doing ballet once again.

My ballet teacher scares me. She's so old her head shakes. She told me I have beautiful feet today :)

I love my intro to dance class. I love all things dance. Talking about dance and debating whether something is or isn't dance is really fun for me.

There are too many returned missionaries around these parts.. it freaks me out.

I saw Jimmer yesterday. He's in the NBA.. coolness!

Abouo stared me down the other day in the hallway at the RB.

My jazz class is too early, but I like it anyway.

I can tell I've already improved in ballet!

I sweat like a freaking pig out here. Its so hot all the time and dancing in this heat doesn't help much.

I've never tapped so much in my whole life. not to mention so fast!

My body hates me, soooo sore.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Make like nike and JUST DO IT!

Lately I have been kind of dreading going back to school... except for the small fact that I get to start doing ballet again! I am in LOVE with ballet! Who woulda thunk! 

All growing up my favorite styles of dance went in this order: Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, thennnn ballet came last.


Until grade eleven (?) when I did both a tap exam and a ballet exam. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

cake pops

one time, tess and I decided to make cake pops. We did this out at her house. But there wasn't any internet so we didn't really have a recipe. Tessa had taken a picture of one a while back on her computer and I had found one earlier that day that I could kind of somewhat remember. We tried them both. Both turned out kinda nasty... Here is a documentation of their cuteness.

and this my friends, is why she is my bestie fo life yo

Sunday, August 21, 2011

HP tribute

Today is just one of those days where I have so many thoughts in my head all at once and I just can't seem to unscramble them. So instead. A tribute to Harry Potter because I finished all seven books this summer along with 14 others haha a total of 21 books this summer? I'd say its been a good one!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

here you be

the lake post that I know you have allllll been waiting for. haha its pretty much gonna be all pictures. maybe a couple of stories about how much I love people too. I'm probably more excited about writing this post and reliving these experiences through writing it and sharing pictures than you are about reading it, so thank you for letting me do that through my blog. I guess you really don't have a say in the matter, you don't have to read it if you don't want to so I don't know why I'm thanking you... whoever 'you' are. Ok now that I've got off to such an awkward start, I'll stop blabbin and give some pictchaass.
We obviously got off to a lovely start

Friday, August 5, 2011

birthday photoshoot: sistaaaas

Matlin and I decided to put my camera to good use today and do a photoshoot. Here are a couple of the pictchas we took.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lagoon and early birthday surprise!

Monday night: Family went out to Texas Roadhouse for dinna. mmmmm! Heaven on earth it is. In the parking lot, my parents surprised me with my birthday present :) This lovely. Take a look!
Needless to say, I was thrilled! It is beautiful isn't it? Oh brother. I'm quite in love.
Tuesday: We went to LAGOON! Oh em gee. So freaking fun! If you haven't gone before, I strongly encourage you to do it. If you like that sorta thing anyway. It was just the funnest time! Some of my favorite rides were the Samurai, Skycoaster, Wicked, tilt-a-whirl, scrambler, and this other really really fun ride that I don't remember the name of. It was one of those little rides that you wouldn't think was very fun but its a gooooood time! I believe it was the ride that Ari pees her pants on every single time she rides it without fail. But don't worry, I checked each seat I sat in before for pee stains. ohhh And because I had my lovely little camera that I am now naming Lady, I was able to take a lot of pictures so beware for the picture overload.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The gift of tongues. I sent it to Parker. Cuz he's learnin spaaaanish! Fun right? Ya I thought so. There is just a bunch of candy to make his tongue raw in there. I thought it was kinda cute. I sure hope he likes it. Super fun to put together!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

mattie caboosetry

This is Matlin. How beautiful is she?!

matlin is probably one of my worst enemies. but she's also definitely my best friend! Isn't that how it works with little sisters? She had her 14th birthday last week and she was in Utah while I was workin at home sooooo I didn't get to celebrate it with her. My parents did withhold her presents from her until we got here last night though.. poor girl. But I was excited to be able to be there while we sort of celebrated with her! Let me just tell you a little bit about Matlin.
She can dance. She's quite the little performer. That girl can move. She absolutely SPARKLES on stage and anyone that has seen her dance will agree with that I'm sure.
She can swim. Big whoop right? Ya well Mattie was in swim club a couple summers back and pretty much placed first, easily, in any and every event she entered. She can even do the butterfly and she's hecka good at it. She was in swim club when Michael Phelps was in the Olympics so I thought she was gonna be the next Michael Phelps haha.
She is artistic. She is super super good at drawing and painting and she can paint nails really well too! She's super creative and I am just so jealous of it.
She can play sports like nobody's business. She plays volleyball, basketball, and badminton. She would probably kick trash at rugby if she played. She also plays softball. She'll most definitely be showin me up next weekend in the family tournament, no question.
Sports sidenote that I think you should know.. The reason my family has been in Utah was because Jimmer Fredette was doing a basketball camp. Matlin got to go to it and it sounds like she had a GREAT time! So on Matlin's birthday, Jimmer didn't show up. The day after her birthday she went up to Jimmer and said, "You weren't here yesterday and it was my birthday so can you sign this?" then she handed him a jersey for him to sign. He said he couldn't sign it because then he'd have to sign everyone's stuff. Buttttt after that he kinda kept watchin Matlin as she went back to practicing and such. Her group started to play speed and Jimmer snuck in behind Matlin. She didn't know about it for a bit and my dad got her face on video when she realized that he was behind her. He played with his left hand for a while and then it ended up that Matlin and Jimmer were the last two in this game of speed and she was so close to beating him! Then after he beat her he high fived her and everything. Cooooool right? Ya I thought so. Awesome birthday present. Oh and Camrie even got to talk to him like twice and he even pulled her outside with him so he could sign something for her without the other kids seeing. Ahhhh I wish I could have been there!
She is absolutely and completely, hands down the funniest person I know. She never ceases to make me laugh. If you haven't yet witnessed her hilariousness go to my facebook and look at her birthday present for me. Miss Guacamole. Gets me eeeevvverry time!

Matlin and I have grown a lot closer the last few years and even though we still fight a lot, I love her to death. I actually like our cat fights with the pulling hair and playing tug of war with our clothes cuz its just funny to look back and laugh at how ridiculous we were! I'm glad that we've got so close. I love how we can spend time together and not kill each other and that we are actually friends now haha. I love how she wants to do my hair and my nails. I quite enjoy it. I am lovin seein her grow up even though she is taller than me now... happy birthday. and might possibly have bigger boobs. cheap! haha oh well. I still love her regardless.

Now. A collage of pictures of Matlin and I today :) haha
I love this girl!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

scrappin 2

I scrapped again. Result: 


After my vent I needed an outlet. I scrapped. It was fun. 
Would you like to see? Well if you insist. 
Not the best quality pictures and for that I apologize sincerely. You get the gist of it though I'm sure.
Left: Cruisage page.
Middle: a lil treat.
Right: Parker Love page :) ha

Whattaya think?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This is what I did on my lunch break today

I sent a letter :)
A sammich. Some perfume. A pen and paper. A Diet Pepsi
Apology for the extremely awkward pictures

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


sometimes I feel a need to be distracted.. what better way to do it than reading? Really though. Reading provides the perfect distraction for me. I get so caught up in books that I read that I can't put them down and then they consume my thoughts for a good 2 days after I've read them, or at least until I start my next book, which is usually just a couple hours after the last. Call me a nerd. I don't care. All I know is that I'm just seconds away from starting this beauty
Harry Potter 4 babay!

and I plan on being MIA for a little while. At least until I get so excited about this book that I just have to share some of the excitement with the blogging universe.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm feeling

I'm feeling proud
I'm feeling sad
I'm feeling overwhelmed
I'm feeling ready
I'm feeling in love
I'm feeling lonely                                          
I'm feeling frustrated
I'm feeling tired
I'm feeling angry
I'm feeling selfish
I'm feeling excited
I'm feeling confused
I'm feeling scared
I'm feeling fragile
I'm feeling happy

Sunday, July 17, 2011

missing you

Last night I went to Thunder in the Valley. I believe it was my fourth time in a row? Amongst a rainstorm soaking us to the bone, ruining my cream toms, and the only other girl with us having monthly traumas (so I had to be the one to help her out haha but I'm sure she would have done the same for me.. we actually ended up asking strangers for sweats and surprise surprise, the white trash campers came prepared to help us out thank goodness) it ended up being a pretty good night. I've only ever been to fireworks with a boy once but that was years ago and wasn't even that good.. we didn't even kiss. That's ok though I guess.. But last night I couldn't help but think, 'I wish Parker was here. I want to share this with him.' I feel like nothing is as fun as it could be because my other half isn't with me.. Is that how I'm always gonna feel these next two years? Answer that for me would ya?

Missing someone isnt about how long its been since youve seen them last or the amount of time since youve talked. Its about that very moment when youre doing something and you wish that they were right there with you.' -Unknown

Friday, July 8, 2011

I love my job

Is it weird that I love my job so much? Probably not considering the fact that all I do is read all day. I used to be afraid of talking to people and such but working at big scoop last summer helped me get over that a little bit.. I still get a little jolt of nervousness every time people come in though. I'm just scared that someone is gonna ask me a question that I don't know the answer to or something and I'm gonna look like an idiot and they'll think that I am an 'incompetent slime ball' or something along those lines anyway. To the point of this post though. People ask me funny questions sometimes. Usually Americans..
For example:

Monday, July 4, 2011


Guess what people. Parker David is here at last :) He arrived Saturday night at about 2:30ish am. I waited up. How the fetch was I supposed to sleep when I knew he'd be rollin into Cardston at any minute? Plus, I had tv to catch up on such as So you think you can dance-Wednesday and Thursdays episodes, Pretty little Liars, and some good ol' King of Queens. Then I get the text telling me that he was in town. I jumped up off the couch and asked craig, 'Where's the keys?! Where's the keys?!' He gave em to me and I was off. I have to admit I was driving much too fast in town but it was 3 in the morning.. no one was gonna be out. So then I get to his grandparents house and slammed my lil car into park after a terrible parking job, jumped outta the car and pretty much smothered him. That was one of the best hugs I've ever gotten. He's a good hugger. So I just kinda hung around for about a half hour then decided that since I worked at 8:30 the next morning and that it was pretty much 5 am his time that it was probably best that we both go to bed. We said goodbye. Maybe smooched a little. I went to bed with a smile on my face that night and will probably continue to do so while Parker is here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

arry pottah

One day while I was down at BYU I was sitting in Parker's apartment with him and all of his roomates and a couple other guys. They were talking about books. Weird right? Not a typical guys conversation. At least not what I'm used to.. Anyway, they started talking about the Harry Potter books and I mentioned that I have never read them. They, of course, were all shocked by this confession and one of them was even so bold as to say that we couldn't be friends anymore until I have read all of them. Then Parker made me promise to read them this summer. So since my job has allowed me to fall in love with reading all over again, I have begun my quest of reading the Harry Potter series. I have read the first three in the last week or so and what can I say other than this. I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE BOOKS! I'm a fanatic already. Thank you Parker! I cannot believe I've waited this long to read them. I'm completely obsessed and if I wasn't going on a family reunion and then having Parker get here the day I come home from that I would already have started the next one but I know full well that I will get just as attached to it as I have been to the others. If I didn't have so many fun things coming up I would have made the goal to have all of them done by the 15th, when Part 2 of the Deathly Hallows premiere is.. but since I've got the reunion and Parker coming I don't think that'll happen... that's ok. I'll just see it anyway because I just cannot wait. I have never really known what all the hype about Harry Potter was until now. Ya the movies are good and everything but oh man. The books. They are genius. Ok, now I need to go get everything done that I've been neglecting while I've been reading haha If you haven't read Harry Potter, make like nike and just do it. NOW!
I'm going to be Hermione for halloween this year. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

27 months? naahh try 16 days!

Holy Freakin Mother of Flippin Pearl! That's right people. Parker is coming to visit. In just 16 days I get to hear that laugh again. Happy happy joy joy. Feel free to join in my celebration by doing this dance. 
(Just a warning, there is a swear right at the beginning of the video, but the rest of it is clean. I quite enjoyed it.) 
I hate animals.
 Especially animals like this.
But doesn't he just look like he's jumping for joy?
I think so.
That's how I feel right now.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

one year

Today is Cardston High School graduation sooooo congrats to all the lil graduates. That's right. You are LITTLE! It hit me today that for the rest of my life, the kids that are graduating are always going to seem little to me now. Crazy to think about because it has never been this way before. I was always looking up to the older generations thinking, "Oh my gosh those kids are so cool and old!" Now they just seem like these little babies that I have watched grow up! Its just so weird for me. 
I miss high school. It was my prime time, ya know? I just loved every single little thing about it. Everything. But contrary to popular belief... I have moved on. Ya it was probably one of the funnest times of my life but guess what? There is still more fun to come! And more fun has already come. 
This last year has consisted of all of this and more:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

music of the night

When my Mom can't sleep at night, she searches for new music. And she finds a lot of really good songs. We are often the first to hear some of the songs that turn out to be BIG! Take the song Apologize for example. She found this beauty about a year or so before it turned out to be everyone's favorite. Anyway, last night she couldn't sleep. This is the result. Oh, and fyi, some of these songs are old, but we like em anyway.
The Golden Age-The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Neon Black-Candy Coated Killahz
Top of the World-The Cataracs
All things Go-Chiddy Bang
Where Them Girls At-David Guetta, Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj
If I Could Be Like That-Three Doors Down
Under My Skin-Skillet
Jar of Hearts-Glee Cast
A Little Too Not Over You-David Archuleta
Touch My Hand-David Archuleta
Jet Lag (feat. Natasha Bedingfield)-Simple Plan
From Where You Are-Lifehouse
Something 'bout Love-David Archuleta
All of The Lights (Remix)-Kanye West
Yours To Hold-Skillet (PERSONAL FAVORITE!)
Best Love Song-T-Pain feat. Chris Brown
Gold Forever-The Wanted
What Happened To Us?-Hoobastank
Always and Forever-Good Charlotte
Tonight Tonight-Hot Chelle Rae
I feel Pretty/Unpretty-Glee Cast
Don't Turn Out The Lights-NKOTBSB
You Make Me Feel-Cobra Starship
California King Bed-Rihanna (Homemade music video coming soon. Be excited)
Emergency Room-Rihanna
I Wanna Know You-David Archuleta
Lose My Mind-The Wanted
Give Me Everything-Pitbull
Roll Up-Wiz Khalifa
Go Your Own Way-Glee Cast
Bleed-Hot Chelle Rae
Fade Away-Seether
Country Song-Seether
Warning.. Some songs have not been censored yet so listen at your own risk. Enjoy :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jodi's Dance Academy. Oh how I miss thee..

This weekend was the dance recital :) My favorite time of year. When dance gets crazy!! I got asked by Miss Jodi to perform and boy was it ever fun to be involved again. I choreographed my solo to the song Waiting for the End by Linkin Park and Letje Gibb did some AWESOME make up on my face and also a cool design to match on my leg. I also helped with Matlin's class backstage too which was super fun for me. I love those girls!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

new job!

So today I pretty much officially started my new job. I've actually been working for the past week... but not in the Tourist Information Center, where my job is. I have been on this thing called a FAM Tour. I think FAM is for familiarization? Not too sure, but that's my guess. Anyway, on this tour, we travel around to all the popular tourist attractions in the area so we are better prepared to tell tourists that come into our center what to expect from these various sites. It was super boring, let me tell ya. And I felt kinda bad for my coworkers especially because this is their fourth summer. Fourth time going to all of these boring places. Although it was super boring, I was getting paid to sit in the back of a car listening to music (not the greatest music, but at least it wasn't silence right?) and sleeping until we got to each site. We did this for a week. Oh and we got our lunches paid for. Mmmm free food? Yes please! Annnnndddd our boss scheduled us kinda strange and we had all this extra time that we did nothing so some days we'd get off earlier than expected, score! And other days we'd get paid for all this time that we didn't do anything but sit in a car, score again! So so far this job has been good to me. Today was my first actual day in the center. I'm terrified of people at first but lucky for me, tourists are generally happy and mentioning that its my first day helps out my scared of not knowing anything and not being able to help people deal. They are pretty understanding, bless their hearts. Well, wanna know what my day at the center consisted of? I helped a couple people out with their lives, directing them to places where they will make many wonderful memories hahahaha hopefully. Blessings for me! Rock on! I also read half of a really good book recommended to me by my 11 year old sister haha and I watched 2 episodes of Hellcats. Good day at work? Ya :) I think I'm gonna like this job... Oh and if you ever drive by the center and you see someone dancing in there? Don't come in. Just let me be. Its a big open space and I just can't resist blasting the music and bustin a move when I'm all alone in there.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I promised myself I'd never do a blog post like this but I just can't resist haha I love me some skypage! When Parker lives so far away I kinda start missin him a little bit every now and again. To solve this problem, we skype. Wanna see? Ya I take pictures when he is being weird... which is almost always. So I've got plenty of pictures ;)
He thinks he's a ninja sometimes

Parker's sister, Bailey. We've got a lot in common. Ugly faces perhaps?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Let me just tell you about the most amazing woman on the planet. Yah? 
Her name is Cheryl Ann McMurray.
She is my Mother and boy is she ever great!
My mother and I are super super close and I most certainly would not have it any other way. 
We have been close since I was born obviously but these are some things that I think have played a big part in that closeness. 
We are just always together and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

zip lining upside down 1000 ft up through the jungle in puerto vallarta?


ok so I went on a little vacation with my fabulous family! Where to? you ask. Why just the Mexican Riviera. Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta to be exact. We were just cruisin away and happened to stop at these two lovely places. Both of which were awesome. Since so much awesomeness occurred on the cruise and I'm a really lazy person, I'm not gonna tell everything right now. I'm just gonna tell about the best part. My favorite part. Read the title of this post. IT WAS FLIPPIN INSANE.

When you start this zip lining adventure you go down like two small lines where you just kinda practice your breaking skills. I was a natural, or so they told me. So then there are a couple bigger lines. Then there are like 3 BIG lines! Like long and super duper high. After the first one, these little mexican boys that were helping us the entire time tell me that I'm going to go backwards and upside down and I'm all uhh.. no I'm not. But while they were telling me this and I was asking questions, they were hooking me onto the zip line and then they were like ok, so just lift up your legs and then one of them runs at me and jumps and hooks himself on with me. Then we are going across the jungle and he's like now just let go and fall backwards. I didn't have time to think before I did as he said. And then I found myself flying across the mexican jungle upside down. Crazy right? I know! Was it amazing? Heck yah! Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. It was honestly the coolest thing that I have ever done. If you ever get the chance to do it, don't hesitate. Its incredible!

Friday, April 22, 2011

27 months people

ohhhh man. so there is this boy. he's kinda cool i guess. we met last summer. i was kinda rude. i was wearing my XXL Big Scoop shirt when i met him. lookin real fine might i add. he liked me. love at first sight ya know? i don't know how he could have resisted me when i looked so good. there was really no hope for him in this situation ;) kidding. he thought i was crazy... which makes sense. after a day full of ice cream i can definitely get a little bit crazy. you know me.. ok. so then i met him again, only this time was down at BYU in the summer. I was down there for my cousin's wedding and I went to play with ma bestie tessa may and she was friends with him because he stalked her on facebook. He's kinda creepy like that... anywayyyy. then he made me ask him to dance with him. thats a different story though. i didn't really think anything of it at the time. but now when i think about it, its cute ha. then i skyped tessa all the time as besties do right? and this kid decided to rain on our parade and join in these lil skype dates we had goin on. soon enough they become just skype dates between this boy and myself. no more tessa haha we'd skype a lot. which i would have thought was weird if anyone else was skyping someone they'd only met like twice but when it was me and him it seemed normal. i don't know how to explain it. anyway so i pretty much basically made his life by getting accepted to byu ;) kidding. well lets just say the both of us were pretty excited about it. then i came to byu. we were goooood friends for a bit. he tried really hard to get me to like him. it was cute. but being the good actress that i am, he had no idea what was actually going on in this head of mine. he asked me out on dates all the time. i hate dates. so i said no. then one time i realized that i was only gonna have 15 days left with him.. so i decided to hang out with him as much as possible. there was some major smotherage on my part. and for that i sincerely apologize, you. (As i'm writing this, i'm skyping him. he's been driving all day, the poor little soul. He's dozing off. pretty much asleep right now. so precious. i'm such a creep watching him sleep like this) anyway, i finally agree to go on a date. it went well. i had fun! it ended really really well if you know what i'm sayin... ;) we spent every day together for a week and a half. he left last night. it was tough to say goodbye.. very very tough. he's perfect for me i think. he's pigeon toed, he has webbed toes, hes got brown hair and brown eyes, he's 6'0ish?, he's athletic, he's a terrible dancer ;), his favorite color is red, he wants to live in cardston, he is a GENIUS, he is a good teacher, he can play the piano like nobody's business, he is a really really good kisser, he is slightly hilarious, he has good taste in some music haha, he has an awesome family whom i have yet to meet in person... skyping them is just great though, he gave me swollen lips one time, he will be a great father and husband to a really lucky family one day, he takes care of me, he wants me to be happy, he is gonna be one heck of a missionary, he's a worthy priesthood holder and although he's never actually born his testimony to me i know he's got a firm testimony of the gospel, he's just a good person all around, and to top it all off he's got the cutest lil accent that i absolutely love. He's just awesome and i like him a lot! he met my family last night. they like him. he likes them. my sisters loved him haha it was so fun for me to see them all together. i'll see him again in 27 months. oh gosh i cannot wait :)

Monday, April 11, 2011


so there is 10 days left.. 
10 days until I see my family. 
10 days until I am officially done with tests :)
10 days left until I have to say goodbye to all my new friends...
I have obviously LOVED my first semester at BYU. Absolutely LOVED IT! It has been everything I hoped it would be and more. However, I have this problem of being homesick an awful lot. I just love my family so so so incredibly much and it just tears my heart and soul into pieces being so far away from them for so long. Sometimes I just need to have a hug from my Dad and to be able to have my Mom play with my hair while I cry to her about how hard and complicated my life is. I miss my little sisters so so much. We just started getting close before I left. Don't get me wrong, we have always been close, but we were starting to get to that phase where you are more like friends you know? That stage when you don't fight as much, there is still and always will be the cat fights with the pulling hair and scratching and such, but I just started to get along with my sisters and actually hang out with them on a daily basis. It was great! I was loving it. Oh and lets not forget my brother. The day he came home was the best day of my life, hands down. And to just spend 3 weeks with him and then have him ripped away from me again? Gall! Just let me be friends with him for once please! Anyway, I think that what I'm getting at here is that I just love my family. More than anything else on this earth. 

Friday, March 25, 2011


I have this friend. Her name is Breezie. She. Is. Awesome. To start this post, let me just tell you a little bit about this friend of mine.
We grew up together
we pretty much lived in the same house at one point
our parents were besties
so were we
our dadies were coaches of the high school varsity boys basketball team
so we would travel with the team everywhere
we had crushes on the same high school basketball players
we were best friends with the stats girls every single year
we both were extremely afraid of mike nish
our older brothers were best friends too
They thought they were legit cougars... that's another story for another post.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

j crawf to jay z!

Today is March 19th, 2011. I knew today would be a good day for many reasons. One of those reasons being that it was my best friend's wedding. Jordan Cidelle Crawford is now happy married to Tim Zemp! They sure make a LOVELY couple and I wish them luck and happiness as they begin their lives sealed for time and all eternity. Hordy Hord. I'm just gonna remind you of a couple things..
Cheer Trips!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

a fraction closer to my life being complete

This blog post might be all over the place, but I'm just so excited that I need to write it now and get it off my chest. 

Who: Me... along with all the other BYU Basketball fans.
What: BYU VS. Wyoming game. 
Where: Marriott Center. One of my favorite places on earth. Row 6 I'll have you know. Right behind the Cougarettes and the cheerleaders. Ask me how I felt about this!
When: 1:30 March 5, 2011. (Got there at 10:15ish?)
Why: Because I am a fanatic when it comes to BYU Men's Basketball and I LOVE JIMMER FREDETTE!.. not to mention the rest of the team as well. They are all just so great.