August 5, 2013


My family.

No words could ever describe the love I have for my family. It's impossible. They are my best, best friends and I'd rather hang out with them than anyone else. We are all so close and I'm so grateful for the relationships we share. I almost didn't go on a mission because I knew I'd have FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out. I struggled being away from my family while I was up at school, only 2 hours away. How was I going to deal with that when I'm in another country and can't call my mom when I need help? I bucked up and realized that my family will still be here when I get back. There will be a few new faces, but they're still my same family who I love sooo much. It's so comforting to know that I have the support of these people. I'll miss my parents and all they do for me. I'll miss my brothers and I'm sure they'll miss my constant ridicule and poking-fun. ;) I'll miss my babies.. their cute smiles and small laughs. I'll miss my sisters - OH how I'll miss my sisters!! I mean, who in their right mind drives to California to sleep on the streets of LA to see TWILIGHT? My sisters! Who would have a giant sleepover outside on the deck just so they could spend more time with each other? My sisters!


I'm so grateful that my family is forever. I get to spend eternity with these fools.. how cool is that?!

August 4, 2013


Sometimes I just wonder why other countries have such amazing musicians and we're stuck with Miley Cyrus and Nickelback. #likewhat

1 // Gabrielle Aplin. Again. Does she ever do wrong?

2 // I'm jumping on the Lorde train and hoping she's really popular when I get back. She's a killlaaa!

3 // If I didn't know any better I would marry someone from The 1975 in a heartbeat. Can't stop, won't stop listening to them.

August 3, 2013


Mis amigos supremos.

From the man-cave hang outs in Sam's basement to slumber parties with the girls, each one of these people have played a significant part in helping me become the person I am today. (Ann, you're in the picture with Cass and Ash.. just spiritually!) Through the negatives and positives, the ups and downs, the good and the bad, my peeps kept me laughing one way or another. I become more and more grateful for the people I've associated myself with throughout my life each and every day. Whether I was learning from their mistakes or my own, I grew in ways I never knew I could. High School + College - two very pivotal moments in ones life - these people have taught me true friendship and helped me make decisions that lead me to here and now. I have so many people whom I consider best friends and I'm so grateful for that! I am one lucky girl to have been touched and blessed by the lives of these individuals. I feel so blessed to be serving a mission at the same time as my guy friends - I really, truly do! We're growing together as we help grow the kingdom of God and the good times will start up again once we get back (all around the same time, eeeep!) Thank you all for being such amazing friends to me. I love you!

August 2, 2013


As a last little family hurrah before I leave on Wednesday, we decided to head up to Lagoon for some good carny fun! A lot of us hadn't been for a really long time, so it was fun to re-live some childhood memories (all while droppin' 1K to get in.. yikes!) All of us went on Rattlesnake Rapids and got COMPLETELY drenched. That ride alone made it all worth it - we were laughing the entire time! Jensen, Aaron, Brooks and I split away from the group after awhile so we could go do some "big kid" rides. Haha Brooks didn't last very long, but the rest of us loved them! Samurai takes the cake for funnest ride at Lagoon. We all had a blast! I love my family so much. I'm so glad we were all able to go out and do something super fun before I leave!