What Would I Say? FB app

There is a new app of Facebook called "What Would I Say". It compiles all your previous status and then creates future things you would say. You can do it for yourself here: I spend like 2 hours on it and just laughed and laughed.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • This isn't a trailer but it still works. 
  • And that monkey guy has been the BEST thing in obscure places.
  • There goes 11 inches of my JuJu...
  • Ending the *Make a Wish* facility and drinking apple cider! 
  • Its like a fabulously toned calf muscle. 
  • Remember when life cereal = a fibery bowl of my heart! 
  • They got my Jamba Juice, the Westboro Baptist Church have the sheet music!
  • Finally dusted off my large muscles!
  • Ugh. Never a dull moment when I sliced my finger open but I know who came because Ali loves sloths. 
  • Ever see me in a blizzard in the Gulf of Mexico!
  • You treat me like such a boob...
  • Wanna know the phrase Houston, we have free passes to Yellowstone.
  • And they didn't even give her a quilt!
  • You all know where chickens can dance...
  • Friends are better than cuddling with my Tues/Thurs classes. 
  • Village Inn after class and how it's gonna be like, I wonder...
  • Looks like a root canal. And I was like Holy happy Friday!
  • He's so rad!
  • Sending prayers for her nostrils....
  • Fear makes your behind melt
  • Braden strutting, Jordan creeping.....
  • Your invitations have been pretty jam packed with clothes. Today, I love girls.
  • What a great comfort! We discussed how busy police are hobo spiders!
  • Oh how I have my gosh!
  • He lives in great experiences!
  • Next time, hopefully I'll remember when someone got cankles today!
  • Breakfast Special K cereal + Cinnamon Life cereal = a car!!!
  • Man, what inspiration! I'm getting addicted...
  • I'm not married, but people will forget vava balls of awesomeness and the top of a pig squealing sounds immediately following. 

Just So the World Knows...

I'm not going to lie. The last few weeks have kind of been a bit rougher than normal. I won't go into details as to what's going on in my personal life. However, can I just share with you what I've been realizing and what I have learned?

Wait, why am I asking? This is my blog. I do what I want! Therefore, I AM going to share with you something that I think is pretty dang cool.

A little bit of background:
My whole life has been spent going back and forth between God and the world. I choose one and then I choose the other. I go back and forth. Its a ridiculous cycle, one that I am pretty confident has come to an end. There is more happiness with God. More love, understanding, comfort, and peace. God is on your side and you are on His. Alternatively, you can be on the world's side, but the world WILL NEVER BE ON YOUR SIDE. I have developed an amazing relationship with God that I've never had before (or anywhere near as brilliant.) For the first time in my life, I have felt that my relationship with Him is no longer one sided. I have turned my entire life over to Him and have given Him my heart. In turn, He has provided me with more peace than I imagined was possible to feel.

What I Have Come to Realize:
I would like to take a segment out of an email I sent earlier today to my two missionary siblings.
(In reference to one of the trial I am facing right now.....) "This decision has been hard to make but I know that this is the will of the Lord. Having that knowledge has been AMAZING!!! This should be one of the hardest experiences I've ever experienced but its not. Its SO much easier than I thought it would be because I know that I am doing what the Lord wants and, for the first time in my life, I finally feel like I am EXACTLY where He wants me to be. I wish I could elaborate more on this awesome feeling that I have but there simply are not words for it. All I can say is that the Lord is mindful of me and He is mindful of YOU! He's also mindful of those you come into contact with each and every day. If you are meant to touch their heart, you will. If He wants them to be open minded and listen with their hearts about what you are teaching, it will happen. EVERYTHING happens for a reason. Please remember that when you are doubting yourself and feeling down. EVERY DAY IS MEANINGFUL!!! Just because you can't see it doesn't mean you aren't helping better others. 

Just remember those few lines of "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go": 
It may not be on the battle's front my Lord will have need of me......By a still small voice He calls to paths I do not know.

If there is anything I have learned over the last few weeks, its this: Do not try to interpret what the Lord is trying to do or who He's trying to mold you into. Just accept His will and make the best of it. HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!!!!" 

And so it is. By writing this post, I want the world to make NO mistake as to who I am and who's side I am on. I am not going to try to tell anyone how to live their life or try to preach to anyone. But this is my decision. This is how I have chosen to live my life. And for the first time, I will be steadfast and immovable. 

That One Time My Date Kicked Me In the Face....

Last Saturday, I decided to switch things up a bit and take Brady out for a change. Of all 7 years of being friends, (except for the failure of a date known as the Sweethearts Dance in high school) I can't recall a time when I actually treated him to a night out and showed him my appreciation for his friendship.
So I went to his house to pick him up. (Because I was the one that asked, I got to be the one to pick him up, open his door, etc. cuz that's how I roll.) When I got there, he was in the middle of taking a quiz for school, so I joined his mom in the living room where she introduced me to the tv show, "Once Upon a Time". Unfortunately, Brady finished his quiz before I was able to complete a full episode. 
After showing me the new toys he bought earlier that day, we hit the road. At a certain intersection, we hit a red light. I looked over at the car next to us and noticed these cute little girls in the backseat. One was probably about 3 or 4 and the other was around 6 or 7. Both the girls were looking back at me. I made eye contact with the older girl (who was nearest to me) and then made a funny face at her. She then proceeded to stick her tongue out at me a giggle. I told Brady to start to make funny faces at them. So for the next few seconds we exchanged crossed-eyed, scrunchy, crazy faces. Brady pointed out that their mom noticed what we were doing and she was waving. Oh, and she was talking on the phone. We waved at her and then went back to making funny faces. Then, the older girl showed us her bare foot. Then Brady got the brilliant idea to show her his foot too! So, he lifted his foot and moved it towards my window so that she could get a good view. In the process, his foot collided with my face. And it was awesome. And it hurt so bad. But it was SO funny. We were both laughing SO hard! I looked over and noticed that the girls were laughing too, so they must have seen it AND the mom was laughing, so she must have seen it too! I can only imagine how funny it must have been to describe what just happened to whoever she was talking to on the phone. And then it kind of became a "thing" for the rest of the night with funny little comments like "remember when you kicked me in the face?" 
And that's my story about that one time my date kicked me in the face. 

Where Have I Been?!

Oh hey there, reader! I can't believe that its been so long since posted anything! Mybad...

Let me fill you in on what's been going on in my life these past few months:

In August, I was able to go to California to visit my sister Kelly for her baby shower with my mom, other sister Kristi and her kids. It was awesome. Because my nephew was only like 5 weeks old, we thought it'd be best to drive. He actually was surprisingly good on the drives! I was very impressed with him. Brenna (my two year old niece), on the other hand, was a little more uncomfortable and hungry. She sat in the back with me and would every so often ask me for a Pringles chip. "Chip, Aowie, chip!" She was super funny at times as well. She'd pick her nose and then tell me to take her booger. Lol. Aside from the drives, we had a good time in Cali. We went to the beach, which Brenna LOVED!!! It was so fun to be there with Brenna for her first ocean experience. It was a really fun couple of days. She had her baby about 3 weeks after we were there. That makes me an aunt now to 3 nephews and 1 niece.

Brady came to Logan to visit two times and then I went down to South Jordan to visit him! He's the coolest ever! We always have the funnest time! Lets see, we went to the Minnetoka caves in Idaho, we went to Lagoon, did a 5K Mud Run, went fishing, saw "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2", went to Nightmare on 13th Street, he kicked me in the face (that deserves a blogpost all on its own, so be ready for that one...), and laughed, like, alot.

I started (hopefully) my final year of college. I have applied for graduation and have been approved, so long that I pass all of my classes. Its SO crazy to think that in a year from now, I will hopefully be into my career! I have finally narrowed my career choice down to becoming a probation officer, but the question is whether to work with adults or with juveniles. Bahhh! Idk! I guess I still have time to decide, right? But yeah, so I will graduate with my bachelors in May in sociology and criminal justice and gee-whiz, am I excited!!!!

I also this year have been given the opportunity to be a member of Latter-Day Voices (LDV). What the public knows about it is that its the auditioned choir through the USU institute. What the public doesn't know is that it is SO much more than just a choir. I've only been a member of it for about 4 weeks and its already changed my life. Its a group that is taught how to teach and increase the Spirit of the Lord through music. Its probably wrong, but I relate this choir to the Highland Rugby team. Their moto was something to the effect of "I don't do anything to embarrass myself, my family, or my team." For me, LDV is the same. There's this unspoken expectation for every member of the choir that they live as examples and try to be a Christ-like people. I'm not too terribly great at expressing my emotion and feelings through words, but I love this group. I love being a part of it and I am SO grateful to get to know all the amazing people involved. I love my teacher and everything he stands for. My heart is definitely in a different condition than it was before I was a member of this choir. And my favorite part about it is that ITS NOT ABOUT THE SINGING.

So anyways, sorry about my absence for the past few months. I'll try harder to be on top of things. I'm just busy loving my life and stuff. 

Hope all is well with you and your's! 

I Just Love This!...and my Mom!

I don't remember if I posted this already or not but I think its good enough to be reposted.
My siblings and I made a cute little video for our mom on Mother's Day.

The Tattooed Mormon

I stumbled upon this video today. I'm not sure exactly what it was that struck me so much, but I was touched deeply by this woman and her words. What an amazing woman she is and her conversion story into the Mormon church is quite capturing. You can just tell in her eyes that she believes what she is saying and she is so sincere. I hope that I can one day attend one of her speeches and listen to her in person. I think that would be such an amazing experience. Without further adieu, I give you Al Fox, the Tattooed Mormon.

Summer Thus Far

Wow, I guess its been a while since I've posted anything on here. I apologize for that.

I can't believe we're already half way through the summer! Its going by so fast! Luckily I have been kept pretty busy in the mean time. I was able to go on an amazing river rafting trip in Moab back in May. I have a new nephew as of July 3rd. I am going up to Yellowstone this weekend and then am going to Vegas in August for a few days. Between my trips, I've been pretty busy though. I work full-time and am going to school full-time, despite it being the summer semester, which means that I will FINALLY graduate in May with my bachelor's.

Other than that, life is actually pretty boring for me. I don't really hang out with friends much lately, not because there is anything wrong with them! They're either doing something I don't care to participate in or my ex is there. But nonetheless, I do enjoy my limited time with them. Its been fun the last few months to see ALL of my best friends fall in love. Its so crazy! Except for one bestie who is moving away shortly, every single one of my best friends is now involved in a serious relationship and I could not be happier for each of them! :) 

Man in a Wheelchair

Readers, there might be something wrong with me... 

So, here I am, sitting at work. I'm listening to "One Tree Hill" in the background and scrolling through the popular feed from While answering the phones, this is pretty much all I do, everyday. Anyways, so I came across this image and was so touched immediately that I started to cry. 

I'm not sure if I'm just a crazy emotional girl or what, but this photo just touched my heart and instantly made me proud to be an American. I am so lucky to have a brother in law in the marines and a dad who was in the army. This country might be a little crazy and broken right now, but I still feel so grateful to be here. And I'm so grateful of the pride my elders have in their country. SO grateful.

Self Discovery Month

I was on a friend's Facebook page and found out that the month of May is Self Discovery Month. So, I don't normally do this, but I'll go for it anyway. Here's the Self Discovery Month questionnaire. More questions come out everyday, so I will update this post. But without further adieu, here's me : )

1) Do you love your job? 

Technically, I have two jobs. I work for the USU's IT department as a Student Support Tech and the main USU switchboard operator. I love what I do. I have learned so much from my job and love that its different everyday. I love the people I work with and the opportunity I have to get to know them. But yes, I love my job.

2) What is one dream of yours? 

I, like everyone else, have many, many dreams. So, I'll just name one. I dream to one day learn how to play the bagpipes. Seriously? How many people do you know that play the pipes?! I just think it would be a joy to play. 

3) What advice would you give to yourself 3 years ago? 
Lets see....three years ago, I would have been 19, freshly graduated from CEU and transferring up to USU. My advice would be to major in sociology because I would have been able to graduate quicker. Also, to focus on school and forget about boys. 

4) I'm open about myself to others if . . .
I feel respected and valued. 

5) What is the biggest mistake you ever made? What did you learn from it?
A mistake I've made is that I depend too much on others' opinions of me and not enough on what I think of myself. I hold my value to the respect I receive. I have learned that I don't need anyone else. Other people are fickle. But I'm with myself forever and as long as I respect myself, nobody else's opinion really matters. 

6) What period of your life did you like the most?
I loved high school and my first year of college. I got to know SO many amazing people and learned so much about life and myself.

7) As a child, what did you most often dream of doing or being when you grew up? What happened to these dreams and ideas?
Literally, since I was 2 or 3, I've always wanted to be up on the stage either singing or dancing. I always wanted to be in front of people. However, after being told that I was
not good enough and that I was too much of a show-off, I decided that it was no longer worth pursuing.

8) Whose approval do you seek the most?
Honestly, I don't feel the need to have approval from anyone, but approval from my family means the world to me!

9) If you were financially independent, what kind of work would you gladly do for free?
I think it would be really fun to work in an animal shelter....or SeaWorld.

10) How many close friends do you have?

11) What are three of your greatest weaknesses?
Food, cute guys that smell good, money

12) What is one current situation where you feel frustrated?
I'm really sore from working out and it hurts to move

13) Are you pleased with your inner self?
Not today

14) When do you feel inspired?
When I hear a great song

15) What are your three most important goals in your career right now?
Well, considering I'm not in a career yet.... 1)not getting fired, 2) learning as much as I can, and 3) surviving the stupid customers

16) If you were to receive an award, what would you want that award to represent?
Most likely to brighten your day

17) Do you seek out people who are similar or different from you?
Probably similar because thats where my comfort zone lies.

18) What does money represent to you?
I don't really understand this question, so I'll guess. To me, it represents the long hours I've put in at work and my dedication to being able to provide for myself.

Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Summer Time
  2. Koolaid
  3. Thunderstorms
  4. Long Hugs
  5. Old Movies
  6. Candles
  7. Chinese Food
  8. Reading
  9. Being Wrapped Up in a Blanket
  10. Forehead Kisses
  11. Alan Rickman's Voice
  12. Bad Puns
  13. Fried Chicken
  14. Laughing Til It Hurts
  15. Driving With The Windows Down and The Music Up

I Am Worth Loving


I forget all the time that everyone deserves love, especially me. I feel like when it comes to love, I have really bad luck. I'm not just talking about dating, either. I have struggled my entire life with friendships. In elementary school, I didn't have really have any friends. I was the weird girl that just played on the swings alone all recess long. I had one friend from church, who remains a dear friend today. But as far as elementary school, I didn't have hardly any friends. When I got to middle school, I had the same experience as everyone else. My group of friends changed as often as the weather. I'd get close to a "best friend" and then before I knew it, that friendship was over. I don't remember why. I don't think it matters. High school was when I decided to be the best friend I possibly could be because I knew what it was like to be alone and to have crappy friends. 
Unfortunately, I am painfully aware of how unique I am in this regard. Not many people put friendship as high on their priorities as I do or care about their friends the same way in which I do. I'm not sure why. The downside of caring so much is how easily it is to get hurt. And hurt I have definitely been, especially over the past year. I really have come to know who my friends truly are and come to treasure even more the relationships I have with them.
So to those friends I am referring to: Thank you. For being reliable, trustworthy, and respectful. Thank you for being you. Thank you for loving me. You make me feel like I am worth loving.