Friday, May 28, 2010

Starting with number...

1! My bucket list, this summer is going to have 30 things/goals/tasks, that I need to complete this summer. A summer's bucket list, could be considered one's renewal of their New Year's resolutions... but I have bigger stones to throw than my resolutions.
Starting with...

1. Have a week long Cheerio's diet with friends!
2. Harry Potter Movie Marathon
3. Lord of the Rings Marathon
4. Read 25 Classics
5. Grow herbs in our garden
6. Make a bag/satchel
7. Make a music video (80's....)
8. Maybe write a historical fiction novel
9. BLOG!
10. Have a food fight.
11. Be lazy (a.k.a. sleep in)
12. Learn how to drive a car- I'm going to be 16 in September... might as well!
13. Take 2 weeks off from Facebook.
14. Take a photo everyday starting June 1st.
15. Learn a new craft
16. Learn basic piano
17. Eat as many s'mores as my little body can allow
18.Plan a BIG picnic at Rock Canyon Park
19. Star gaze
20. Make new friends!
21. Have as much fun as Summer will allow me
22. Eat something culturally bizarre!
23. Sappy love movie marathon
24. Complete everything on this post!
25. Learn about other countries human rights and laws
26. Take a stroll down in the cemetery
27. Finish all of my online classes
28. Read about the different wars starting from 1900's+
29. Learn all of England's kings names... (Sense and Sensibility's Margret... anyone?)

Each time I accomplish one of these certain tasks, I will "blog" about my failure or success! Summer, I can tell this year, won't be for the faint of heart!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1st day of summer... a billion more to go.

My first day of summer was spent cleaning. My friend Mia Vanlenten and I cleaned from 10:40 a.m. until 4 p.m. I have seen things today that made me throw up in my mind, and smells that are more or less appetizing... Oh the JOYS of summer time. Hum, I wish I was smiling through it all....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sad Day

....I never got any watermelon today....

Summer Time!

As always, summer brings much happiness to most teenagers and to most people I think. Today, I'm in one of those moods where I am so happy summer is here! It will soon be short lived however, since I'm one of those nerds who loves school and learning new things... To try to have a somewhat- productive summer, I plan to involve myself in certain activities and occupations. Who would have thought that I plan to take a creative writing class? In fear of boredom I have driven myself to make this summer busy.... I bet I will regret it... oh well!
In the summer comemeration, I made myself some toast (bread toast)! After I made it, it didn't sound so appetizing. Have you made something you've been craving and then you don't want to eat it once it's made? Anyway, sorry for my rambling. Oh I am happy to announce that I shall be buying a watermelon today along with some popcicles! I only have $10- but trust me, I sure can make it go far!
I will soon look like that little boy shown below! Yummy WATERMELON! Oh, can anyone buy me those shoes? Brilliant!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Phantom Planet - California

Summer is breezing it's way back into my life, and I am utterly excited! Since my parents are out for a joy ride in Mexico, I'm preparing for a super busy summertime! I've started to make new summer play-lists on my i-pod and making book lists to keep me busy! Here is one of my favorite songs.... ever. It's California by Phantom Planet. Sit. Relax, and get ready for summer in about a week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Marching On

Many things are happening all around me that have left me in distress and confused. In the waves all of these things hammering on me, it's hard just to keep focused and not get scared. I found this quote by M. Russel Ballard which has helped me a lot in the span of the last 5 minutes (I just found it):

The Lord Is Watching Over His People

"As the Lord predicted in the preface to the Doctrine and Covenants, we now see the time when 'the devil shall have power over his own dominion' (D&C 1:35). Is it any wonder that some are dismayed and disturbed by what they see? Yet, my dear young friends, we do not find President Hinckley or the other apostles and prophets wallowing in despair, nor do we sense even the smallest touch of hopelessness. The opposite is true. As President Hinckley also said last conference: 'Now, I do not wish to be an alarmist. I do not wish to be a prophet of doom. I am optimistic. I do not believe the time is here when an all-consuming calamity will overtake us. . . . There is so much of the Lord's work yet to be done. We, and our children after us, must do it' (in Conference Report, Oct. 2001, 89; or Ensign, Nov. 2001, 74)."This hope and optimism comes because we know, with absolute certainty, that God is in His heaven and He is the Lord Omnipotent. God's wisdom and knowledge and power are greater than all the combined forces of evil. He is able to work His will, and His purposes cannot be frustrated (see D&C 3:1). He has not left you and me to make our way alone in these perilous times. He is watching over His people."

~ M. Russell Ballard

Life is going to get hard and it's not going to be easy. But, in the end we already know that the Savior has already won the fight against the adversary for us- it's just the fight we have to believe, we are faced with. My sister Brittany told me to ignore the news- there's nothing good in it. We are starting to fail acknowledging the good, the virtuous and the optimism. But that's where we have the power to change: to bring goodness, virtue and courage back into our moral country. Back into where hypocrisy is dead and we forgive. I need to have no fear-and just keep marching on with my best self. A task much easier said then done.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Since it's Mothers Day, I shall brag just a bit on how much I love my mom and all the mom's out there! I am so greatful that we have loving mothers who sacrifice their time to raise up children (crazy children like me) and still have the time to make one's child food for dinner and have the energy to give hugs and kisses. I love my mom and the wonderful spirit of love she brings into my life. She is very kind and caring and she always keeps me safe- PLUS she always looks after me when I decided not to put my coat on. She works so hard and does so much for my family. I love my mother very much! Happy Mum's Day! Mom!


Alas. I fail at writing on this blog. But, now with summer on my heels life should pick up and carry out on a steadier speed! I've counted down the days until I finally get out for school: it's 10! This week I'll be taking the end of the year Biology test, and then relax for the weekend! Life is just getting swanker!

Yesterday I had the chance to wake up early and attend a multi-stake service project where different stakes would combine and do service for different parts of Provo. Unfortunately I could stay to do the activity- but I heard Sister Anne M. Dibb speak to us about the great importance of service and how we as youth can bring about great changes in people's lives. I love that lady so much! After that little bit of fun- I drove up to Josh's graduation (my sister Brittany's husband) with his mom and sister Jenny. I really admire Josh and his family. They are wonderful people to be around! During the graduation I attempted to clap for all the graduates- which did end up bugging my sister, plus cheered the students who worked hard getting there. I plan on graduating hopefully! Graduations are usually boring- but this one managed to be filled with funny things like : getting locked inside Brittany's car, getting made fun of for bringing a box of White Cheddar Cheese-its, and leaving my phone at Brittany and Josh's apartment. Oh the joys of family get-to-gethers! In the end, a crispy creme doughnut usually always makes a long day extra rewarding.