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December 2013


I love sand.

9 December 2013

And it’s finals week.
“Then you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”



7 December 2013

It has come to this. Chris and I laid around last night watching cat videos on youtube.
When I got on my computer this morning, said videos were still open.
Video after video led my to this by Kid President.
Which is where I heard these two super great and super true quotes:

“It’s okay to disagree but it’s not okay to be mean.”

“If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough.”

Here’s an unrelated picture for you, because I like pictures. And I tend to put one on most blog posts. Words are really great too though. Not all posts need pictures. But I took this picture over the summer of three of my favorite boys. Cody (dog), Jordin (brother in law), and Chris (future spouse). :) Lots go great times were had this summer. And lots of great times are had now too. Currently these great times are being taken over by finals and end of semester projects. But Chris and I did make time to watch cat videos last night and talk with great friends. :)



6 December 2013
When I was a little tyke, a magical young girl in a Michael Jordan jersey became my very best friend. :) That girl is Carla boy and she turned 25 today! I can’t believe we’re to that point in life where we’ve been alive for a quarter of a century. Whoa.
Today I was reminiscing of when four years ago, my Carla girl came out here for my 21st birthday. I wish I could be in Seattle celebrating with her today for her 25th! She’s such a peach and I love love love her. Such a gem of a human she is.
I’m grateful for my little Carlita. 


Read: a video.

6 December 2013

It’s finals time.
The second floor of the library can become a pretty warm and sleepy place.
With two of my favorite kids, Chris and Alyssa, we made the second floor of the library a livelier place. We also had help from our cardboard friends Brother Martins and President Wheelwright.
There’s a lot going on right now.
One thing at a time.


4 December 2013

President Brigham Young stated in the “Government of God”:

“For me, the plan of salvation must… circumscribe [all] the knowledge that is upon the face of the earth, or it is not from God. Such a plan incorporates every system of true doctrine on the earth, whether it be ecclesiastical, moral, philosophical, or civil: it incorporates all good laws that have been made from the days of Adam until now; it swallows up the laws of nations, for it exceeds them al in knowledge and purity; it circumscribes the doctrines of the day, and takes from the right and the left, and brings all truth together in one system, and the leaves the chaff to be scattered hither and thither.”

Alaska, Hawai'i

Homer. Home. Homies.

2 December 2013

I cannot wait to go home for Christmas break!
Gah so excited!
I can’t wait to play with my precious nieces. And to sit around with my mom and my dad and my sister and my brother-in-law. And to go to church in my favorite Homer ward.
I’m excited to sit by the fire and get cozy and warm.
To see my breath when I’m outside in the cold.
I’m excited to make snow angels and build snowmen.
Btw, building a snow person takes a lot of work.
I’m excited to have Chris play with his puppy.
And for us to take her on walks in the woods.
I’m excited to be pretty tan compared to all the whiteys at home.
I’m excited to be out of school for a bit.
I’m excited for HOME.
And for winter.
A week and a half and Boy and I are headed off island.
North to Alaska!

Favorites, Hawai'i

giving thanks for my peach

1 December 2013
I am so so grateful to have my favorite boy around ALL THE TIME. It’s dreamy. It’s so good and happy and full of adventure and fun. I am so glad with how life works itself out eventually.
I’m grateful that this boy is such a good cuddler and that he knows and understands me and is always seeking to help me with whatever I need. I’m grateful I’m a happy girl and that I have this little peach in my life. :) I’m grateful he’s an Alaskan too. And that he has a beard.
I’m grateful that he kills the centipedes and the cane spiders and the cockroaches. I’m grateful that he laughs with me when I crash my bike. I’m grateful he accepts my super nintendo desires. I’m grateful he can work hard and also bum around. I’m grateful he makes a point to always go running, and for his desires to be good and healthy. I’m grateful for the sweet movies we watch together.
This lovely long weekend we watched the Swiss Family Robinson and the Brave Little Toaster. Dreamy I tell you. And there’s lots more great films on the list.
I’m grateful he always makes sure we pray together every night. I’m grateful he stuck around for my year of hot and cold and wishy-washiness. I’m grateful he makes an effort to learn portuguese. I’m grateful he got me a great ring and asked me to marry him, and that he found my great wedding dress too. He’s a peach this Christopher boy is. And I am very grateful for him.

Thanksgiving day started with some pumpkin pie for breakfast. Beaut.
We has some Thanksgiving food later in the afternoon, thanks to some Hawaiian friends. I played some Christmas hymns on the piano and Chris and I talked with our grandparents.
When we came home we hopped on our bikes and went for a cruise.
I love these spontaneous little adventures. How great.