Monday, May 31, 2010


Today is Memorial Day.
I just want give a lil shout out to all the Veterans out there. You guys rock my world. After visiting Normandy a couple months ago, I have a new found appreciation for all those who have protected our freedoms. Special holler to my cousin Sammy, serving in the Marines in Japan!!!
Today I'm grateful for:
The freedom to travel & go to amazing places. (Have fun in Hawaii Mom & Dad! Actually, not too much fun. I want you to miss me a little.)
The freedom to be able to work and choose how we make a living.
The freedom to make my own decisions.
The freedom to learn and be educated.
And especially, it being Memorial Day and all, the freedom to lay out and eat lots of junk and have pool hair allllll day.

I love America.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

adios, P.

Today marks my last day in P-Town. It's back to Las Vegas I go, this time for good.
I definitely need a little change, and a move to warmer weather and familiar faces is just perfect for me.
Things I will miss about Provo:
-The green mountains
-Burgers Supreme
-Pizza Factory
-My awesome ward
-My little kindergarteners :((((
-My precious apartment
-Being hundreds of miles away from my parents (Love you momz and fash!!)
-Nertsy with J and B and Muel

Things I will NOT miss about Provo:
-My little closet
-Mariah Carey roommate, even though we recently bonded
-Couple City at all times
-BYU fans
-Being hundreds of miles away from my parents
-the sausage fest that is Belmont

Oh, Provo. We had some good times while it lasted. I'll probably miss you a little... but let's face it, we both knew our relationship would never last.

Las Vegas: Can't wait to reunite. Leave the lights on for me.


Friday, May 14, 2010

remember this?

I'm sad it's so small.
I'm feeling nostalgic. And I'm pretty sure this picture sums up my high school experience.
How did we all get so lucky?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I LOVE these guys. Let me just tell you.
Picked in preseason to finish 11th in the West... and they end up with the #3 seed.
Didn't even make the playoffs last season.
Steve Nash is 35 years old and having a career year. Oh, and he can nail threes. After getting six stitches. With one eye closed. Top THAT.
They played the Spurs in the second round. The same team that eliminated them the last 4 times they were in the playoffs. AND THEY SWEPT THOSE BEASTS.
They're all super sexy.
Jared Dudley does the coolest videos inside the locker room on his twitter. I die for them.
And did I mention that my original basketball lover plays for them? Oh Louis... you shall always have my heart. ponytail and all.

Remember when I got to live this dream? I'm still obsessed with it. Just the fact that I exchanged words with Grant Hill boggles my mind.

Next up: the hated lakers. I'm hoping for a miracle. Plus, we all know purple and orange are MUCH hotter than purple and gold.

xoxo PHX.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Oh sweet sweet summer. I just can't wait til you officially begin... three weeks for me. Three weeks til the little kiddies set me free, even though I will miss them sooo much. Three weeks til I make my return to my beloved 702. Don't you wanna celebrate with me?! Be my friend this summer. All of you. Let's play. I'm ready to get out and live my fabulous, wonderful life in the city I love. I plan on getting real tan (thank you swimming lessons), driving with the air conditioning blasting (considering I still have the heat on here in UT), enjoying the whole fam being in LV (thanks D and Shay bear for choosing to relocate), and... schooling. Which is okay with me, I need to catch up anyways.

I was looking at my pictures from summer last year. It's gonna be way different this year.
For one, this precious bffl is spending her summer across the country in Philly, and having the time of her life. It's weird that just last summer we were meeting creepy foreigners on the strip and setting Provo on fire with our coolness and now you're married and a temporary east coaster!

Two, my favorite Courtney ever is in Ohio. I know I always say that I miss her but... I really, really miss her. And I'm super jealous that Chase may get to visit her on the CHT this summer.

Third, this fool chooses to stay in P-Town this summer. Super lame, but I love her anyways. J you best be taking LOTS of trips to LV this summer because you know we do summers right.

I'm WAY excited to reunite with Ham Ham, who always brings out the crazy in me, and Bec Bec, my favorite sassy redhead. Yay for old friends!

And I'm equally as excited to get back to one of my favorite places ever. Which has gotten a little facelift, and I'm anxious to see it. As well as eat ridiculously delicious tacos at my favorite authentic Mexican taco stand with my favorite people ever... Thriller dance included.

Summer... can't wait to reunite with you. We always have a good time. See you in three weeks?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

i need this.

Doesn't this just look like heaven? Can I go here right now? I need a break. I need a break from school... which, thank goodness, is happening. I need a break from work, even though I love it. I need a break from responsibility and worrying and thinking and just growing up. I'm gonna be 22 next month and I feel like I'm still the same little girl who wants to do everything and nothing has no idea how to do/not do it. Except I'm getting older everyday. You know what I've realized lately? I'm really hate making decisions. Especially life-changing ones. Let me clarify: I'm in the middle of a pretty big decision right now. The good thing is that I'm unbelievably blessed and whichever path I choose, I know I'll be fine. But that's a double-edged sword because there's really no wrong or right decision, and that makes it even more hard to choose. It's so stressful. Sometimes I wish someone could just knock me on the head and tell me what to do. But isn't that the beauty of life? The fact that we GET to choose? Aren't we lucky that we have a say in what direction our lives will take? I often have to remind myself how lucky I am that I GET to go to school and be educated and that I GET to have a job that I love and that I GET to decide what career I want to eventually have. Even though it's sometimes such a burden and I can't sleep at night because I worry about what to do, it's all up to me. That's pretty amazing, right?
I'm so lucky to have parents that put up with me. I can't even count how many times I've changed my mind about what I want to do with my life and where I want to go. They've been so patient with me. They've realized that it's gonna take me a little but longer than most to get myself together. Mom & Dad, I promise I'm gonna graduate college... someday. Just bear with me :)))
Basically what I'm trying to say is, life is crazy. But we already knew that. I'm so glad I can go to my knees and get the comfort I need, whenever I need it. Decisions are hard, but they're there for a reason. I'm stressed. I'm worried. But I'm happy! Either way I go, my life will still be amazing and I'll still be able to do the things I want to. I'm just lucky.
And after all this, I'm going on a vacation. Where I won't have to do anything and the only decision I'll have to make is whether or not to have that second pina colada.

PS sorry this was all over the place.
PPS picture from here