Friday, May 20, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding

It was beautiful and wonderful and I am SO happy for Brad and Karlee! I love them both so much. I love them so much I cried all through the little tribute I tried to give at their wedding luncheon (I am my father's daughter :)! They are perfect for each other and I wish them the best in the years to come!

The night before the wedding reception, at our makeshift Bachelor/Bachelorette party...yeah....we went to Maverick...

Haley, Karlee, and me at the reception. It's too bad Janna couldn't be there, but we're so glad she's happy in London!

Don't they look so happy? I love it!

I love her so much. I am so grateful for all the support she has given to me throughout the years. Her friendship means so much to me! And she looked absolutely beautiful!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dating Don'ts: Part 3!

Click here for Parts One and Two!

7. Do not send a text, meant for your mother, about your date, to your date. Especially not if that text is calling your date "fickle."

8. Don't honk/text/call your date when you get to her house. Go to the door. According to Paul Hennessy (one of the greatest TV dads of all time!!), Rule One states: "If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure as heck not picking anything up."

9. Do not invite your date to a family activity where you refuse to speak to or even make eye contact with her. Do bring her home from said activity before 2:30 AM. Do inform your date if you're so angry you can't ever speak to her again.

It probably sounds like I have a lot of bad dating experiences...I really don't; it's actually quite hard for me to come up with these "don'ts" sometimes. But rest assured, I know from personal experience that you shouldn't do any of these things on dates.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Somewhere in the crowd there's you.

Noelle and I made this video the summer before she left on her mission. So many good memories!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hope of America

Of course I took the EQP with me to see Hope of America. We sat in the very front row...

Right behind Elder Lund and his wife (stalker picture, Josh took it)...

And Noah Hartsock and his cohorts.

See that red stripe standing up with their arms in the air? Those are my Orchard Hills kids. I love them so much. They give me hope in my abilities as a teacher, because they were so sweet, kind, loving, forgiving, and understanding. Teaching them during the month of March changed my life. I fell in love with teaching all over again. It's hard. I'm definitely not perfect, but seeing the light in the kid's faces lets me know there's no turning back. I am going to do whatever it takes to be the best teacher I can be. And I know the kids are going to help me along, because they're so awesome

But oh boy I'm overwhelmed!

Monday, May 02, 2011


So, a lot of my really good friends are on missions right now; it's so great! Unfortunately I'm not the best pen-pal, but I just love that my friends are so awesome :) They are all fabulous missionaries, I'm sure!

I'm a little bit late on this, but Sister Mills is going to be an awesome missionary!! I'll miss her, but this is what she's been talking about since we were kids playing Barbies! Go Jan!!

And then there's Hannah, Noelle, Matt, and Mark! Yes, they used to be my desktop background. I love reading their weekly emails and blogs--Mark's especially, because he's such a hilarious writer. Cracks me up!

Last but not least, Elder B. (no, that is not him, but it's how I imagine he looked with a beard)! His emails kill me because he's hilarious, plus he's British, so I am constantly learning some new vocab. Like "chuffed." Just awesome!