Thursday, January 19, 2012

Farewell Frenzy

Once upon a time, in the land of the ELMS, I lived with the most amazing girl ever.

Her name is Sara Andersen.

Then one day she moved away to Vegas to become a Dental Hygienist and then decided to make the bravest/most courageous/spiritual/amazing decision to serve an LDS mission!

She got called to the Oakland California Temple Visitor Center Spanish Speaking Mission.

Way Cool Right?

So then one day my roommates and I decided to go and support her. So we took a little vaca down to SIN CITY to see her before she left.

What a weekend. It was so wonderful to just be with the girls. To see Sara and her brilliant smile and her amazing personality all ready to go preach the gospel to the people in California!

So here's a little photo documentation of the trip. Thanks to Sara and Amanda and Cassandra. Cause my camera blows. : (

Can't leave without the Wrestler Cups!

Raiding of Mamma Weed's Dress Up Closet

Dinner at BJ's with Kaylee and Clark!

Amanda and I hopped the fence to ride the carousel

Sunday at Church!

Friday, January 13, 2012

'Tis the New Year

So once upon a time I came back to school. Only to learn that I have no class on Mondays or Fridays. So therefore, I work hard 3 days a week and then eat cereal, watch episodes of 30 Rock and How I Met Your Mother (new fave). 

So tonight. As I watch Liz Lemon "lizzing" a combination of laughing and wizzing. I've decided that it's time to recap my wonderful christmas vacation. And dwell on the fact that I wish I was still there. 

But then as I looked through the pictures I took of my vaca. I found only three things. Food, Food and More Food. 

Apparently that's all I did. I found some others but here's what I did/made.

Once Upon A Time... My brother was super cool and got to open for HANA PESTLE. 

It was a pretty fun show.

Anna and I enjoyed some popcorn and freshly brewed root beer. From an actual Brewery!

The Beautiful hana pestle

Anna tapping into her inner hipster.

My family : )

Peppermint Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Once upon a time my friend Schuyler and I decided to cook dinner together. We had a full indian spread!
Coconut Lamb Curry with a Nectarine Mint Chutney. Vegetable Masala. Rice. Naan and Indian Rice Pudding.
Completely made from scratch!

That's my NAAN rising. It was delicious.

I got a little crazy with the gift wrapping for my family. How cute are the stripes and polka dots?!

Once upon a time I made a bunch of things I found on Pinterest. Hence the Santa Hat Brownies.

                                                                       And then the Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies.
These were my own creation. Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream. I love choco+mint!

Another Pinterest find. Hot Cocoa Cookies

Then Christmas came and my sibs and I received these lovely numbers.
gotta love grandma's wall paper.

Complete With BUTT FLAPS!

Then came New Years. We had a lovely dinner party complete with girly movies and ball dropping.
Chicken Pesto Pasta ala Kailey. Bread ala Heidi. Sparkling Juice ala Emily and spinach, pear, feta salad ala me!

I also made German Chocolate Cupcakes to bring in the New Year. mmm. Delicious.

All and All. I'd have to say Christmas Vacation was a blast. Lots of movies. Lots of baking. And spending time with my favorite people!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Well kids. It's that time of year again. You know. The time for the New Year. It's officially 2012. Say What? Crazy eh? Seems like just yesterday when Y2K was happening and Jess and I were painting nails and hoping we didn't die in the year 2000.

Times are a changin'. Which means it's time to do some changing.

So as I sit here in the basement of my home at an ungodly hour in the morning, I've been reflecting on my goals for 2012. It's going to be my year. I can just feel it. Do you ever just feel like that? Something good is going to happen. I don't know what or who or when but it's happening. So here are my thoughts. I figure the best way to reach your goals is to communicate them. So it's getting personal. I'm letting you know my deepest desires for the year 2012. I'm going there. This train is leaving. So if you have some of the same ones. Let's be resolution buddies?!

Goals for 2012
  1. Be Great
  2. Be Healthy
  3. Be Fun
  4. Be Responsible
  5. Be Spiritual
  6. Be Confident
  7. Be Smart
  8. Be Creative
  9. Be Stylish
  10. Be loving
-Exercise 3 times a week. Or More!
-Run Half Marathon. 13 miles. Schmirteen Schmiles. 
-Eat Healthy. Only ONE cupcake. or one cookie. etc. More fruits and veggies. No more icky snacks. 
-Throw Parties. Meet new People. Go on Dates.
-Work. Work Hard at School and at Work.
-Be Smart Financially. Don’t go to GAP! Don’t spend foolishly.
-Read Scriptures and Pray Daily. Attend Temple at least once a month.
-Study Hard. Get 3.65 and get SCHOLARSHIP $
-Flirt More. More Dates. Resign from VL Club Presidency and gain BF.
-Blog. Find new recipes. Healthy alternatives. Be Crafty and Creative. 
-Make Plans for Summer. Provo? Billings? Mission? Study Abroad?
-Don’t Die. Prove Mayans Wrong.
-Go to at least 2 Concerts.
-Buy John Mayer’s new CD. (summer!)
-Acquire Great Wardrobe. Via The D.I. and great accessories. Be hot.


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