Thursday, December 30, 2010

1, 2, 3, 4


The family just spent the weekend in San Diego. We went to the Zoo and Wild Animal Parks. Lovely. Priceless to watch Kate see these animals. Went to THIS way cool modern art store. Inspiring.


This is the sweet masterpiece Brent, Sam and I did the other night. It's going on my wall for sure.


We just got these pictures back form our week at Kate's beach house during the summer. It was HEAVEN.


I added this stuff to my closet. I love it. Notice the new Africa Calendar, wolf ornament thing and dreamcatcher. They're my faves.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

things that have made me happy this Christmas Break

-Roscoes Chicken and Waffles -Newport Boat Parade. WAY sweet. -SPENCER is home the fam is complete once again

-watching Kate open her presents was possibly the best part about Christmas morning -lovely afternoon helping out at the Christmas lunch -Christmas Eve was lovely thanks to Eliza's family

-LOTS of rain. -Christmas festivities with the family at the Americana -dominated at pounce/nertz at the Facer's house

-the video camera I got from santa. SCORE. -TRON. -ELF classic.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL *<<<= (christmas tree...see it?)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

sometimes it rains hard..

sometimes you get bored....
sometimes your brother comes up with what seems like a good idea...
so sometimes you jump in your already freezing pool when its pouring BUCKETS in december....

eh why not right?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

breakfast at Conrads
rainy day at the zoo
laughing too hard
Double-wattled cassowary
puddle of water in my shoes

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Life's What you Make it so let's make it Rock

Just got done at the chamber christmas concert. It was excellent. I want to be in chamber sooo badly next year! I talked with the lovely Camille who goes to CV (neighboring high school). She's awesome and we're going to party over the break. THE BREAK! One more day of school. I can hardly stand it! Even though I've been doing a lot of Christmasy things it just hasn't felt like Christmas. I'm hoping it'll be better once school is out. Saturday I'm going to the Zoo with some friends. I'm pretty excited about it.
Lately I've been throwin up the rock on sign a lot. Maybe too much. Whatever I like it.

This post is completely pointless. I'd just like to say I've been really happy lately. There's good friends, some cute boys, good music, lovely family (spencer is home soon!), Christmas, ugly sweaters, advent calendars, candy canes, and Life is good.

P.s. yes the title is a Hannah Montana song. Syd's watching it in the other room and it just fit so don't judge.

Monday, December 13, 2010

where the sun goes

I'm a big journal writer, and have been for a couple of years. I usually do a recap of what happened in the day and talk about mostly everything. In fact, if you really want to get to know me read my journal, it will probably tell you all you want to know and more. But that was stupid of me to suggest because I'm not going to let anyone read my journal. Anyway, lately I've been making lots of lists in my journal of goals and random things that I've learned or that make me happy. Here are a few of the random thoughts of 12-12:

-Modern Family is my favorite TV show
-I still like coloring books, especially during sunday school
-I want to become an expert on photoshop
-Getting CDs from people makes me SO happy
-I love candy canes
-I am happy I live in La Canada, California
-I don't know what I'd do without Spencer
-I wish I were good at the guitar slash could write songs
-I'm excited to go caroling with the YW/YM
-I like hanging out with the older kids (they're quite funny)
-My education system is flawed (Thank you Mr. V my english teacher)
-I love 70-80 degree weather in December
-I wish I spoke French
-I love choir. 1. I've made so many good friends from being in choir. (Caroline and Katherine to name just a few) 2. I love being in a choir and singing beautiful music AKA Lux Aurumque
-I need to learn stick shift
-I actually like seminary
-I love my new ipod
-I love helping people- Special Olympics was amazing.
-I have a strange obsession with balloons. (In photography and artsy things not just regular balloons)
-I need to get my Personal Progress Award
-I want to learn a classical piano piece
-We live in a beautiful world.

These things obviously mean more to me then they probably do to you, but now you know. (Cause it's Mike's super short show! (Disney Channel Reference)).

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's decided

No matter how much I complained about playing the clarinet and being in band I've decided something. I really miss playing it. There, I said it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A troubled child

She's so easily entertained

Just putting her two best friends down for a nap, elmo and the baby that she can barely carry.

Kate comes stumbling down the hall with her drink in one hand, baby in the other. nice.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Living here in SoCal it's funny to see some of the little differences between what I grew up with in Utah and the norm in SoCal. So i'm starting a new
segment called "So SOCAL":

Ali and I have decided something. Girls in Utah focus way more on applying their makeup and having the perfect hair while girls in California focus way more on their clothes.

One thing I think is funny is that when girls claim they are going to wear sweats to school and show up in their tight black yoga pants. When my friends in Utah claim their wearing sweats to school they show up in their X-large baggy sweats and sweatshirts. Not claiming one is better it's just funny.


Like I said they focus more on their clothes and the
y are definitely more trendy. I can't put my finger on anyone in Utah who would wear tights under their shorts, but it's very common here.

Granted most of the time everyone talks the same. These are few things Ali and I laugh at:

*Ding Dong ditching instead of Doorbell ditching
*It's PE not gym...
*Bungalow instead of Portables
*We definitely get laughed at when we use "mormon slang" like "Oh my heck."

I come to English class on the first day of school and we were supposed to write an essay. All the girls pull out their pencil cases and their whiteout. What??? Since when have people actually used white out. Teachers rarely had white out in
Utah and tons of kids use it here.
This one may just be more focused on the cheerleaders at the school but they all write like that. With the dots connecting every line and joint of each letter. Tons of the school sweatshirts are done with this letter and with the old school stick figures.

If the weather is below 50 it's COLD here. It's funny that girls come in their UGG boots, pea coats, scarves with their coffee in hand to battle this freezing temperature. To give them a little bit of credit our school is outdoor....but still.

Birthdays are a big deal at school. If your birthday is on a school day it's celebrated. Friends give you huge balloons that you carry with you all day, sometimes there are posters, tiaras, but there is almost always desserts involved. You'll see birthday girls walking through the hall carrying cakes and tons of cupcakes.

There ya go. I love it both places. I'll continue to add some of these gems when I come across them.