Monday, December 29, 2008


The funeral is going to be on Saturday the 3rd at 10 a.m.

George Frederick

Grandpa passed away at 5:40 a.m. today.
He always liked being early.

Aunt Christine was with him. She was reading him a letter and talking to him. I was able to see him and he truly looked at peace; he has the past few days. It's not a sad time. It's a happy time. He is with his sweethearts (I'm sure he is having an interesting time right now). He went how he wanted. In his own home and (somewhat) asleep. He lived a great life.

The funeral will be Friday or Saturday. The family is doing well. I think we are better now than we have been the past few days.

Everything is working out very well. Heavenly Father really is perfect and watching over us all. He has made so many circumstances and situations work out beautifully. We have so much to be thankful for and we have had quite a few things happen recently to remind us of our many blessings.

And, of course, we had this wonderful man blessing our lives each and every day, which I'm sure he will continue to do.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Happy, happy birthday, Kaylie dear;
Happy days will come to you all year.
If I had one wish, then it would be
A happy, happy birthday to you from me!

I love you so much and hope your day is incredible!

Monday, December 8, 2008

4.5 Days Until OH!!!!!

We're down to crunch time.
Only four days, nine classes, 11 assignments, and four exams until I have completed my first semester of college!
The girls really want to take a bunch of pictures this last week, so here are just a few (of the BILLION that they have taken).
Marge and Nephi
Soulja Girl and me
Trust me.
It is like this every night.
Seriously? How gorgeous is this girl?
(Anny, not Jasmine)
Amazing roomie!! She puts up with A LOT.
Meet my second family!
4 girls and all the boys except for one are moving.
So, the fam will be changing a bit :(
P.S. I think that Winter is finally here to stay.
It snowed last night, I think it's going to stick around for a bit, and be added to every so often..
It's eleven degrees right now :)
I know. I know...
It's just the beginning.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmasy Temple Square!

Let me just say that I have not been as excited for the Christmas season as much as this year!
It probably just has to do with the fact that I'm away from home right now.
The sight of anything Christmas gets me so happy!

LIK and I took a trip up to SLC to visit Aunt Christine and see Temple Square!

I love, love, love this picture.

This mini nativity scene is on the reflection pool.

I hope these pictures bring you some joy and get you a little more excited for the celebration of our Savior's birth!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just to Prove the Awesomeness of My Bro

There were three and a half of us eating Thanksgiving dinner together... Kris, Leslie, me, and Isaac.
Kristopher made four pies.
Coconut cream, apple, cherry, and pumpkin.
How was your Thanksgiving?

But Who's Counting?

Two weeks, to the hour exactly until



Friday, November 28, 2008

Vacay with Isaac & Fam

BYUI students get the whole week of Thanksgiving off. It is fantastic. So, I came down to stay with Kris, Leslie, and Isaac. It has been a blast; thankfully, it has been relaxing at the same time. Isaac is awesome! He has a ridiculous amount of character and is just super happy. I've only captured a small amount of hilarious things that he has done, so I hope you enjoy.
1st video: what you don't do while babysitting. Afterwards he ran to the door and kept saying "Dada?" and eventually started crying.
2nd video: Kris had put him in the Christmas tree box and brought him to Leslie and I guess he really liked being in the box...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are having an amazing start to the Christmas season!! Play that Christmas music (we are)!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dr. MLK Jr. Incredible Letter

For my Farewell to Art class we cover a ton of history. The reading for tomorrow concerned the Civil Rights Movement. We've all heard a ton about MLK Jr. and his well-known speeches, but I guess I have never realized just how incredible and brilliant of a man he was. We had to read a ten page letter of his for tomorrow and it was so worth it. I don't know if anyone will read this (which I highly, highly encourage), so for now I am posting this for when I someday look back on my schooling and learning.
This letter was in response to a statement made by eight white Alabama clergymen entitled "A Call for Unity." In it the clergymen agreed that social injustices existed, but argued that the battle against racial segregation should be fought solely in the courts, not in the streets.
It is truly inspiring and deserving of some pondering. I hope to be able to apply this to our world now. I also wish to apply it to me personally: how I treat people, my ability to work for greater causes, and to not sit idly by.

November Pics

Our quote wall is coming along quite nicely.
I'll have to blog some of them someday.
The BEST outfit ever.
Instead of shorts, imagine a white skirt and you have one of my Sunday outfits ;)
Snow! This was early in the month and hasn't snowed in a while.
It only stuck around for a couple days.
We've had highs in the 40s and 50s all month. Very grateful.
Random roomie pic.
Sara is excellent at stick figures.
Sara, Anny, Me, Kaylie
This is our neighbor Alyson.
Kaylie wouldn't give Aly her shoe back.

Sara, me, and Dusty at our FHE Thanksgiving!!
Kaylie is definitely our main form of entertainment.
One night she decided to dress up as a librarian and prance around.
Meet our stalker squirrel.