Wednesday, June 23, 2010


For my summer job, i work at UNC campus in one of my Dad's buildings. In the past couple of days I've met many new people and continue to pass strangers everyday. At 5 o' clock (when my shift ends) i walk at least a mile to my dad's office. Every day i make that walk, i pass many different strangers. I smile at all of them that look at me, or say hello and make quick small talk. I tell you, smiling (especially to strangers) makes my day. Smiling in general. And i know it makes their day too. It is such an amazing second-long connection you can make with others. That little impact can change their attitude, which may change their day (and always changes mine).
Kindness goes a long way. It's essential. If you are genuine to others, you can have amazing life long impacts on them. The little moments add up. I have remembered every person (strangers included) who have been friendly, compassionate and loving towards me. These, all added up throughout my whole life span, have founded the positivity i have today. My positivity is based off of the impact it has for others, and for myself.

your heart is aching,
Even though it's breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky- You'll get by,
If you
Smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through- For you.
Light up your face with gladness,
Hide ev'ry trace of sadness,
Altho' a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying,
Smile- What's the use of crying,
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.
{smile by charlie chaplin}

much love,


Monday, June 21, 2010

one week of HOT

Last week at Girl's camp, everything was hot.
The fast food we had every day
Me and kendra's buns on top of our heads
the temperature

But some things weren't.
the showers
late at night
me overall

I love comparisons.
and Girl's camp.
Although it's not my element, it's extremely inspiring.
Nothing like a bunch of girls out in nature.
Nature is the perfect place,
for perfect people.

much love,

Friday, June 18, 2010

50 reasons why andrew is my favorite

1. He once dedicated a youtube video to me of him playing drums (and i loved it!)
2. We both like Dr. pepper and chug it like no other.
3. He makes me laugh at how goofy he acts.
4. He watches my favorite movies with me.
5. He's extremely passionate about many things.
6. He let's me be me.
7. He always steals my raspberry mango smoothies from panera.
8. His eyes are one of a kind (and everyone agrees!)
9. He watches legend of the seeker and still makes fun of me for the things i do...
10. I never have any complaints about his style and that's saying something.
11. We both have tiny ears.
12. He drives a white jeep.
13. He always figits constantly, sometimes on me.
14. He has really good friends who i definitely approve of!
15. He calls me before and after work and during break.
16. We both like salads.
17. He hates mac and cheese.
18. He has nine amazing siblings and two wonderful parents (and extended family!)
19. He only wears vans but can definitely pull them off.
20. He listens to me no matter how dramatic, ridiculous and overreacting i am.
21. I trust him completely.
22. He gets along with my family.
23. He wears my "pants on the ground" t shirt i made for him once a week.
24. He reads every post on my blog (that's following unofficially)
25. We both have extremely different tastes in music but we do share some things.
26. He wakes me up by pushing and/or squishing me.
27. He likes chipotle.
28. I have a friend named Cat, and his best friend is named mouse. (he didn't think it was funny)
29. We never get bored together. no matter what it is.
30. He works at Wegman's, almost everyday and long hours (such a hard worker)
31. He's a good influence on his friends and everyone else.
32. He encourages me to be the best i can be.
33. our anniversary is january 1st 2010 believe it or not.
34. He's a REALLY good driver.
35. He likes Jim Carrey and Tom Hanks movies.
36. He has a really close relationship with his mom. (who is amazing!)
37. He has already driven twice down here by himself , which is four hours.
38. He bites his nails.
39. He got his eagle scout award.
40. He looks good no matter what haircut he has.
41. His hair grows extremely fast (about 1/4 an inch every 2 weeks)
42. He has an immature goofy side and an extremely mature side.
43. He has a very distinctive laugh.
44. He is very honest about what he thinks.
45. He always finds the goofiest youtube videos.
46. He's going to svu for college, and i know it's perfect for him.
47. He's a strong member of the mormon church.
48. We always have the most interesting conversations with eachother.
49. He may seem intimidating, but he's not i promise.
50. He loves me.

If you didn't know Andrew before, you do now.

much love,


Monday, June 7, 2010

100th post

I've absolutely loved blogging. At many times i feel like i do it mainly for myself considering very few people read it. But i hope those who have read this (including you!) have been inspired, uplifted and have left with an overwhelming feeling of being loved. I do want everyone to know how much i really care about and think of them. You all are incredible people, who have constantly inspired me to create the posts i put up. Thank you for your constant support and opinions.
I type this while in deep personal concern as my dear pet (pictured above) has recently developed a tumor. It's so difficult to be so attached to such a tiny creature that can develop unsolved problems. Fortunately, this tumor can be fixed. But i hope the entire procedure helps. From you all, i ask that you don't bring it up as i will probably start balling.

i love you all with all of my heart.


So Small

I glanced outside today and found this amazing little creature. It (i have no way to tell the gender) was in our backyard for at least 5 hours (and may possibly still be there!)
I sat outside starring at the fawn for three hours.
best wasteful(-ish) activity ever.

much love,

Friday, June 4, 2010

A million reasons to be happy!

I'm happy to be alive, and you should be too!

happiness, to me is
driving with the windows down
bright pink
homemade milkshakes
waking up to the sun
cute shoes
plump pillows
running into friends at various places
perfectly fitting clothes
disney classic songs
shiny hair
holding hands
& i could go on forever...

much love,