Monday, January 24, 2011

The Traveling Notebook

These are my near and dear best friends. We have been friends FOREVER, and we always have a good time when we are together. It usually involves a lot of hysterical laughter. Over this past Christmas break Dana and I were on a walk together and we were talking about something we use to do in high school We had a pink notebook that we would each take turn writing in. There was a rotation. We would write about what was going on in our lives and so on. So we decided to bring this back! It's especially important now, because we are all in different places and it's not always easy to keep up to date with everyone. So we have now what is called the :

"Traveling Notebook"  

We have a week to write in it and send it to the next person. It is just like the movie "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," minus the pants. (Sisterhood of the Traveling Stretchy Pants would be so much more realistic, maybe I'll start that up) I'm super excited about this! I love getting things in the mail and I love the post office! I can't wait to read about the lives of my dear little ladies while we are away from each other. Dana has been selected as the first one to have the notebook so I should be getting it by Tuesday! Can't wait!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Night Tid Bits

Today I was thinking a lot about why I have to do or go through certain things that are hard. I wondered why does this or that happen to ME and maybe not the next person.

A simple answer came that makes perfectly clear and good sense, but it's truth. We are asked personally to do certain things, because to us they are hard and they require us lean on Heavenly Father. To others what is hard to you is not hard to them, so they may not have to endure that trial, because to them it wouldn't be a trial.

I've realized something really great this week. That changing your attitude can really change your life. If I'm stressed about something I can put it into perspective and remember its really not that bad. If we have a good attitude eventually that hard thing becomes manageable and life is okay.

I'm learning that a lot of things in life are our choice. We make decisions. We have to act, exercise, and engage. Interesting.

Anywho I don't like that I'm always talking about serious things lately, but it's just what's on my mind. I feel really blessed this week by how I've been lead to read those things that I needed to hear specifically. I am grateful.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Music and No Sleepy

I got into bed 2 hours ago...

Yes read it people, 2. I can. not. sleep. (cannot is two sad...she should go back to college)

Guaranteed I could beat you at the "waking up with the craziest hair award." This is constantly pointed out by my family. At night it has a mind of its own.

To keep me from going insane I decided to blog.

I was laying in bed listening to music. I love music a lot. A lot a lot. A lot a lot a lot...ok I'll stop.

I've never been into trendy music. I can't stand Lady Gaga and don't make me ever listen to that crazy girl who sings about waking up like "Puff Diddly" or something like that. I wish I could remember her name...nope it's not comin' to me.

When a song involves a lot of guitar solo time, it makes me fall in love with it. To me guitar is the instrument of love and should be used often when trying to make people fall in love with you. If a boy can play me a good song on the guitar I'll be smitten, an extra bonus is if they can sing too. O my...

I'm very much into music that involves people who have genuine talent. People/Bands like...

Martin Sexton

Bon Iver

Rufus Wainwright


Paramore--this is a King's of Leon cover

I just like this one

Alan Silvestri

The Roches

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


>Lately I feel out of place. I have that feeling as if their is no gravity. Like I am in space. I'm not sure where I'm going or what I'm supposed to be doing, but I am present.

>I've had a lot on my mind, yet nothing at the same time. Does that make sense? No. Ok. I don't know how to explain it.

>I do feel peace about a lot in my life right now, even though logic tells me to freak out. I am calm.

>Tonight was just especially bummer-ish.  I've been really sad about my fake-out nannying job. I got a job with what I thought was the perfect family, though it turned out to be some crazies who wanted to get into my bank account. Job searching is exhausting, but yet I feel peace.

>For me in my life there has been this one person. She always knows when to enter my life to tell me that things really are ok. She is full of wisdom and the Spirit, and is an instrument in the hands of our loving Heavenly Father. He sends her to me when I need to be lifted up in a way that no one can understand. I can truly count on this blessing every-single-time. It is a miracle and tender mercy. She is a miracle and tender mercy.

>Kylee is also one of these. She has been the friend that is there for me, night or day. She take's care of me when I am away. I'm undeserving of her sweetness to me. She truly is a best friend.

>Their are people in your life that you look at and did I become so blessed to have them in my life. Out of this entire universe I was chosen to have them, and it humbles me. I have many of those people in my life. I feel like the most blessed girl on the planet.

>I feel like 2011 is going to be a year of soul searching in a different way than it was last year. I can feel change and I'm trying to pin-point it yet, I have to remember I don't need to know everything. It'll be OKAY.

>This brought me much comfort.

>I have a testimony of journals. My stake President at school told us this, that people, especially people our age have a hard time believing Heavenly Father really loves them. I can identify with this. I struggle to remember that I am important, that I am even slightly capable of being loved. President Eyring said that this is one purpose of keeping a journal. That we can look back and read about the blessings in our lives, and how that reminds us of Heavenly Father's love for us.

>I've taken that challenge and find at least 3 things from my day where I could see the hand of the Lord in my life. I search for His tender Mercies, though it's not so much as searching as narrowing down only 3 I'd like to write. Elder Eyring said that, "No matter how late the hour, or how early he had to rise the next day" He would record the tender mercies of the Lord from His life that day.

>I remember those words when I feel too tired to write anything. I have seen the blessing of journal writing in my life, and it surely has brought to my attention my Heavenly Father and my Savior's love for me. I'm grateful  I have my Savior Jesus Christ to hold my hand through life, and through those things that bring others or myself challenges.

>It's hard to know who in your life is real. Who is really your friend. Who really cares. I'm ready to move on to a new chapter in my life. I think I'm ready at least. I desire to progress.

>In order to be led by the Spirit we must have a calmness about us, that allows us to be lead. I am no longer allowing fear to cloud my thoughts. His presence is unwanted, and Mr. Fear, you are free to pack your bags and leave sir. Scoot your boot.

>Au Revoir