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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Taylor Swift Ain't The Only One

She may have made gobs of money and gotten many cute lil boyfriends, but T. Swift isn't the only fearless chica out there.  There are about 300 more right behind her.  Seriously. I can not begin to tell you how shweet this past weekend was.  I sometimes get emotional, tired, over stimulated and sick of women after a typical womens weekend.  This time I am feeling good.  Excited.  Joyous if you will.  The theme was FEARLESS.  At first, I wasn't too excited about it. Sorry. There is my confession.  I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  I will give you a few highlights.
-The hotel. I loved it.  So nice and clean.  The beds are so dang comfortable.  If only I could have spent a lil more time lounging around.
-Thursday night.  Every year some of us go down early.  To do important things.  Like eat.  And drink.  And sit around talking laughing.
-I shared a bed.  Yes.  It was a miracle.  Each party survived. It as actually a pleasant sleep if I do say so myself.
-I made new friends.  Or at least one.
-The speaker. She was awesome.  And real.
-People.  I had such a good time spending time with people.  I'm excited to say that the Lord surprised me big time with people.  It was awesome.  (Yachtzee....)
-My roommate rocked.
-The skit/Cardboard testimonies.  I know I am biased bc I was in the skit, but it was way better than I even imagined.  I was so worried that people wouldn't go forward with their fears.  I was shocked when I turned around and the line wrapped all the way around the room.  Holy Cow!!  It was so moving.  I even teared up. I even wrote one of my fears on there:)
-Saturday conversations.  There were many.  They were funny, scary, short, long, hilarious, emotional, and I laughed a lot.

So there you have it.  I really can't do it justice.  It was awesome.  I have to admit that I was even a temporary hand raiser.  Yes its true. Crazy.  I can't believe it either.  I'll be honest. I even liked it.  That could be my most favorite part of the weekend.  That sounds weird I know, but guess what?  It's true.  I don't know how often the ol hands will come out of the pockets in the future, but they did come out a little this weekend.  It was awesome.  Stinks for you if you weren't there.


Thursday, February 24, 2011


So I have this friend (Yes, it's true, I have friends).  She shall remain nameless for her own privacy and what not.  She just got smacked in the head by the love bug.  Cupid shot her with a serious rocket launcher. And I am not even joking. This is legit.  And it came out of left field.  Just when I finally get some cool friends who aren't married, or engaged, or engaged to be engaged, I got blindsided.  Cupid stole away another one..But it's cool because she got herself a good one.  Not going to lie, he is nice.  And cute.  And wears man boots.  Enough said...So there you have it.

Since we are on the topic of love and other things.  I think it is time for Betty Bridesmaid to come out of hiding for a little bit of fun.  How do you feel about that?  Good.  I think its time for Betty to go on a quest for love.  Not in some wierd way, but Betty will be making a few more appearances in the near future my friends.  It's time to liven things up a bit.  Alright, I guess I will leave you with that.  The quest for love will have to start next week because I'm about to spend my weekend in Hilton Head with about 300 women on the St. Andrews Womens Retreat...Hope you have a good weekend:)

Run and tell that,


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The magic number


The Weekend Update & Mas

This weekend was pretty stellar. Not going to lie.  It really started on Thurs because it was one of my favorite pal's birthdays.  We had an awesome dinner and an awesome fire going in the fire pit.  On Friday, I got to go to The D.U. oyster roast at the Wildlife Expo with the same friend. It was a good time.  Saturday morning I woke up and went knocking on doors for dad's campaign. Vote for Herb.  Saturday night StePHen, Will and I went to the CofC game.  We just so happened upon some delightful seats:
Courtside, if you want me to get specific...It was awesome.  Then Sunday I basically spent my day at the church...On to other news.  The St. Andrews Womens Retreat is this upcoming weekend and I can't hardly wait for it to get here.  I have more to tell, but I'm pooped and bout to fall asleep.  In case you have been wondering about Betty Bridesmaid, let me ease your mind.  She has been on sabbatical, but is actually going to make a little re-appearance this week.  Hold on to your heels.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rockstar Wannabe

If only I could be a rockstar.  Since I am not, I just watch other people...Here are 2 of my favorites. Together.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mysterious man crush...

Alright.  I am not one to do this.  In fact, I rarely even admit if I have a crush on someone.  Like it takes me 3.7 yrs after the crush to finally admit it. Totally normal people.  But here goes.  I promise that I am not a stalker.  I am sitting in Metto (Heaven).  I would like to add that it is quite peaceful in here early in the morning.  I am staying with the DuPre boys and came here right after carpool.  Let me also add that I have fully enjoyed staying with them.  They have trained me to go to bed early.  And I get to play Xbox.  Plus its like I got 2 little brothers.  Stellar.  So I am sitting here at one of my normal tables.  Every time I come in here in the morning the same guy is always at the table by the door.  Seriously I bet he is here 93% of the time.  Not going to lie friends, he is cute. If I had to slap an age onhim, I would go with 32.  A little on the older side, but its cool.  I have a complete stranger crush on him.  We always make eye contact and say hi.  I'm pretty sure we are dating....JUST KIDDING.  I have no idea what he does, but it seems important or cool since he gets to hang in Metto. Maybe he is independantly wealthy.  Even better:) Or a slacker and does nothing.  He looks too serious for that though.  Ha.  One day.  Maybe in a few years, I will say more than hi.  But maybe not.  Oh snap! We just made eye contact again.  Now I am laughing out loud and he probably thinks I am mental. (which isn't completely false...)  So thats the story on my stranger crush.

Things are going pretty good this week. It has been jam packed full of stuff, but good nonetheless.  E and I finished the video for the Women's Retreat which is like a 500lb weight off my shoulders.  I don't do well with things hanging over me just in case you were wondering.  Beth did some amazing editing.  So if you are reading this, and you are a woman, and you are cool-come on the St. Andrews Womens Retreat.

Did you know that I love soundtracks?  Well I do.  Right now I am really liking "Stronger" from Country Strong.  The girl from Gossip Girl sings it.  Not going to lie-I kinda love it.

Ok, I am headed to the office.  Workin for the man.  Don't forget-VOTE FOR HERB!!

Peace out

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm watching you...

So I am innoccently sitting in confirmation class.  Yes I am in confirmation class.  Yes I am 25 yrs old.  They are giving me a 2nd chance since I lied during testimony night the first go round.  Just kidding (I really did lie...but that's not important) I am being a leader. With Mercury-who rocks by the way.  I am just sitting there, soaking it all in.  Changing lives and what not...And then I get a text. Here is how it went down.

"Pay Attention"

ME: Are you here?

"You heard me"

ME: Where are you?

"I am everywhere. This is God."

I mean who else gets texts like this.  Well if you have a friend named Liz Bailey then you most likely have experienced this.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fumbling around in Feb

It's been a while since my last real posting.  Why you ask?  Well I am not really sure.  I have been asking myself the same darn question.  Self, why don't you have anything to say?  What have you been up to?  Anything interesting going on in that busy life of yours?  Nada, nunca, nonezo, nadamucho.  I truly could not think of anything to write on here.  I promise you that I don't sit at home all day and do nothing.  So I have been brainstorming.  I could give you the play by play of my daily wonderings, but who honestly wants to know that I wake up, eat oatmeal, debate whether or not to brush my overgrown knotted up hair...and the list goes on.  Here is what  I can tell you though.
-Biz and I are going to knock off #1 on my bucket list.  That's right.  We are going to Jackson Hole.  This summer.  I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this.  This is the place that I have been dying to go to. So we decided to start saving our pesos and to make it happen. Feel free to donate to the cause...just joking....kinda.  Did I mention that I will get to fly fish in the Snake River, ride four wheelers in the Grand Tetons and have a NCMO with a cowboy.  Okay, maybe not the last part.  But, I'm not saying I won't be thinking about it. (that's for you Allison McCarthy) These are actually all on this said bucket list so yay for us:)
-My work computer crashed on Sunday.  I thought life was over. (Ok, that was a lil dramatic)  I said several choice words and had to walk away. To my surprise, it was back late yesterday afternoon with a new outlook on life.  It knows what's good for it. 
-Yesterday I had one of the best sandwhiches in the whole universe.  Plus I was in super great company.  You know, just another sandwhich day with Biz the sandwich extraordinare...and Rosemary.  One of the original wizards (not meant in any sacreligious ways. Just a term of endearment).  We had some good talks.  A little too deep to put up on the ol blog. 
-I have been freaking out about the future. As in the economy and what not.  Well guess what?  I can't control it. So it's time to stop being a nervous nelly and move on. (Sorry this one was for me. I have to give myself lil pep talks now and again:)
-I can honestly say that I have been learning so much lately.  About what you ask?  Well I hate to be selfish, but I have mostly been learning about myself. A couple weeks ago, we had a meeting a church and it was so awesome. Seriously AWESOME. I can't even begin to tell you how cool it was.  I am normally pretty shy about this kind of stuff, but I will throw some stuff on the table here.  I learned about walking/operating in the Spirit which is pretty darn cool if you ask me.  Now all I need to do is actually attempt to live life this way.  Here is the kicker of what I learned.  We all have junk that we carry around.  If you are reading this and you think you don't have any junk, let me be the first to enlighten you.  YOU HAVE JUNK TOO.  Sorry. It's inevitable.  But, don't worry you do not have a case of chronic uniqueness.  Everybody else has it too, they are just concealing it well.  Here is something else that I picked up: If we get hurt, then we operate in self protection mode.  When operating in self protection, then we are apt to make inner vows (this is when you say "I will never do that" or "I will never do or say that to someone" etc..).  Inner vows can lead to bitterness/judgement.  (Which we may or may not be aware of)  Bitterness/Judgement leads to a hard heart.  Wow.  Pretty solid stuff right there.  So maybe this resonates with one of you.  I know that I am taking that one home. 
-For those of you who dislike my magic number posts-sorry, but they are going to keep coming. I will enlighten you sometime in the future.  But you will get it sooner rather than later. I hope.

Alright.  That's enough for today. I hope your week is going splendid:)
Love you long time,