Thursday, February 25, 2010

Big Syd



Charity has given me a nickname: Big Syd. I don't know why, but everyone tells me I look like her, even though I have been around 20 years longer than her. She is truly adorable. I love her sweet hugs and kisses. Anyways, I wanted an excuse to put a picture of us up.

For Mike and Amy


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

This is my life...

I come home from work or school everyday and ask my wonderful roommates the same question: "What are we doing with our lives?"  To this question I pose and answer:
1) Living our lives
2) Laughing
3) Reaching our divine potential
4) Loving
5) Learning who we really are
6) Discovering ourselves
7) Living the dream
8) Preparing for the future

I also decided to put a few pics up from my life.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Falling Apart

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you are falling apart?  This morning I woke up in time to do my hair and make-up.  I also had a good breakfast.  I looked cute and I was definitely put together.  About 10 minutes after arriving on campus I began to fall apart.  I accidentally wrote on my suede skirt.  Then I attempted to use a Tide To Go pen to clean it up.  I stained my skirt.  Next, a button fell off of my vest.  It gets better, I found out I had a paper due today in the class I was sitting in that I had no clue about!  What can you do?  I guess today just hasn't been my day.  All together, though, "It is what it is."  Hopefully my day will get lots better.  If not, I'll just have to think like Miss Scarlett O'Herra, "After all, tomorrow is another day."

Monday, February 15, 2010

Discovering What Type of Eggs I Like

It's obvious, I am 25 and single.  I don't really love this.  However, it is nice to look back and laugh when I look at all the different types of boys I have had crushes on in my life.  Let me tell ya, they've all been different.  I was talking to my sister, Sandra, about this.  She reminded me of the movie Runaway Bride.  The main character always conformed to the type of person her prospective grooms wanted.  She didn't even know what type of eggs she liked.  Then I wondered, "Do I really know what type of eggs I like, figuratively speaking?"  I really do think that part of the fun of finding your special someone is finding yourself.  Maybe that is something I need to work on before I am blessed with my eternal companion.  I don't want to conform to what he wants and then twenty years down the road realize that I hate everything about him and what I've become.  So, maybe my quest for this year shouldn't be to find my special someone; maybe it should be to discover myself.  Only then can I really engage in a fulfilling relationship. (You like how I used the word engage...so maybe next year I will find myself engaged! LOL)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, my second favorite holiday.  I didn't have a boy Valentine this year and Sandra is in TN; thus, she couldn't be my Valentine.  On Friday, I asked my friend Megan to be my Valentine since we were both boyless. That's when my Valentine's Day started.  That afternoon, we did a Valentine's Day party for my students.  They all got me a small Valentine's.  The cards were adorable.  I really loved them all.  I also got adorable homemade cards in the mail from Ginny and Aubree.  Then, this morning Megan woke up at 4:00 a.m.  She came and crawled in bed with me.  It made me so happy.  When we finally woke up, my roommate Erin served us breakfast in bed.  My day only got better.  Megan and I exchanged Valentine's.  I got her a box of Twix from Sam's Club and she got me a basket full of goodies!  Then, my FHE brothers came over this morning.  They got me a small box of candy, a red stuffed bear, and a red rose.  They really are the greatest.  I can't wait to see what else is in store for me today!  This really has been an amazing Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

ABC's

Age: Quarter of a Century
Bed size: Twin...I'm a poor college student
Chore I hate: Floor Boards
Dog's name: I wish I had one to love
Essential to start my day: Wake Up
Favorite color: Hot Pink and Bright Orange
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'5
I am:Getting ready for class...ughhh
Job: Behavioral Health Center and Sarah's Candy Cottage
Kids: One day...sigh
Living arrangements: Apartment with 4 roommates
Mom's name: Porla Diane
Nickname: Becky, Boo
Overnight hospital stay: None I remember, but I've had a few I don't remember
Quote from a movie: "Your biceps are huge, Kiss me!" House Bunny
"I'm kind of a big deal" Anchorman
"If you love nothing you fear nothing. If you fear nothing, what joy is there in life?" First Knight
"That's what we do, we fight! You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when your being a pain in the ass, which you are 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings! You have like a 2 second rebound rate and then your back to doing the next pain in the ass thing. I'm saying it's not gonna be easy, it's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at it, everyday, but I wanna do that. Cuz I want YOU! I want all of you.... you and me, together everyday....for the rest of our lives." The Notebook
Right or left handed: Right
Siblings: Renee', Michael, Sandra,James, and Charity. (Plus a few in-laws)
Time I wake up: Whenever I finally hear my alarm
Unique thing about my car: It's named after my mom (Corla Porolla)
Vegetable I hate: Hmmm....Green Peppers
Ways I run late: Usually just for church (I hate waking up)
X-rays I've had: Spine...I've been in a wreck or two
Yummy food I make: I can make anything
Zoo favorite: Monkeys...they are my favorite

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Catch Up

Life can be wonderfully confusing. I am continuously amazed at how complex, yet how simple, it really is. Just when I think I have it figured out, I realize that I don't. What can you do right? I was talking to Aubree yesterday and I realized the innocence and wisdom she possess. I told Aubree my little boy problems. She told me advice that I have given a many times, "Boys break your heart, but then you can eat chocolate and it will make it better." This was true but then she informed me, with great confidence, that a boy would come into my life that would never break my heart. It was impossible not to smile after that comment. She also informed me that she would postpone the Disney World trip until July so I could come with her. I love kids. I don't think there are any greater than my nieces and nephews. They always make me smile. It will be exciting to get 3 more this year. As for school, it is still keeping me incredibly busy. I don't want to go most days but I am preserving. My only other option is to drop out and I am to determined not to do that. I bought a new set of scriptures last week and started to mark them. It is exciting and I am trying to take great care to mark them well. Sandra gave me some amazing pens over Thanksgiving to do marginal notes with. I am loving them. I really love the scriptures. It was hard to part from my old set but I know I will benefit greatly from marking this new one. I also switched to AT&T for my cell phone this week. I love my new phone. No excuses for my family not to call me anymore. It is Valentine's Day this week and I am terribly excited for it. I don't have a Valentine but I love the holiday. Who knows, maybe it will be my last without one;) I am just babbling but I wanted to catch everyone up. I must be more diligent with my blogging.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I had to do a video for a class. Out of laziness I just composed a bunch of pictures of me from the last few years and composed a slide show. It isn't the best but I thought it would be fun to share with everyone out there. Hope you enjoy!
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Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Been A While


I got a text from Sandra yesterday telling me that it's been a month since I've blogged. I have thought about blogging a time or two, but I have very little to blog about. My life is still full of many joys and disappointments. I don't always get my way. I hate when that happens. But, that is all part of this life experience. I stay super busy with work and school. Trying to incorporate a social life is difficult, but I really love hanging out with my FHE family this semester. I feel like I have little time to myself. I live at the library. It's no fun and I don't encourage it. I also got a my hot pink cowgirl boots this week. Thanks mom! I really do love them. I wore them to church yesterday but I was super careful not to mess them up. Everyone complimented them. On Friday, I got my haircut. It was a spur of the moment choice, but I really do love the cut. That is my life. I will try to be more faithful when blogging. We are suppose to take FHE family pictures tonight. If we do, I will definitely have to post some!