Saturday, July 31, 2010

BEST WEEKEND EVER! and wickedest sunburn.

BONJOUR!! (I'm home safe, Dad!)
I am so happy. I could write in all caps this entire post with 12,000 exclamation points. 
First of all, this weekend was even better than I thought it was going to be. AMAZING.
The great news is great:
I always thought I did but didn't know for sure since I have not actually been boating. 
This weekend, I went boating.
Today, all I did was boat.
It rocked my world and I am SO getting a boat when I grow up and get a job.
I love it all: the hard work, the water, the life-jackets, the fun, the sun and the exhaustion.
I am so willing to plan all of the boating trips I take and I am so willing to learn how to be the best and safest boater possible. I am so excited. I found my new hobby.
The best news is best:
Simply, the Lord answers prayers, no matter how silly they may be. 
I am so grateful for His listening ear and heart that is willing to bless me, one of His children out of billions.
The Lord is so merciful and so wonderful.
Prayers are a direct connection to Him and He is so willing to listen to them, because He loves us.
He loves me.
He loves you.
And I love you, too.

Friday, July 30, 2010


So who wants to hear about my day?! 
It has been a long one, but a good one. 
First of all, last night ended for me at about 1:30. I was trying to write a paper and I wasn't having any luck at all. I decided that it was time to wrap up so I could get some sleep because today is special. So, I turned off my computer and shut my eyes. And I slept. For 3 hours. 
I was having the worst nightmares about my paper and the TV show Heroes (that I cannot believe I have not mentioned. It is my favorite.)
So, at 4:30, I finally could not take any more nightmares about it so I turned my computer on and wrote. And wrote. And wrote. And wrote.
I got done what I needed to but it makes for a long morning and afternoon and evening and night. 
But, I had an Excedrin and I am pretty sure I can get through this evening and tonight.
Because, if you remember, I am going camping at Yuba Lake in Utah tonight and tomorrow with my singles branch. I am pretty sure I have mentioned before that I love my singles branch, so I am tres, tres excited. 
I cannot wait to tell you all about it! 
It is going to be a weekend full of sun, campfires and boating.
Life is just so good.
So my friends, have a very very good weekend!
I will miss you! But, I will see you very soon!
And don't worry pops, I will be safe. And if I don't see you before I leave, I will give myself a Dad Lecture on my safety.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

wednesday adams

bad news: my thesis for my research paper got trashed.
time for a new topic, time to start over on my research.
sometimes, school has to throw you curve balls to keep your brain alive.
the j. crew pants my lovely mum bought for me have been shipped.
soon i will be walking around in salmon-colored delights.
i am quite fond of that color. and those pants.
i saw one of my besties this evening.
she looked so pretty and she just keeps getting prettier and prettier.
she always makes me laugh and reminds me why i love life.
i cannot imagine me without her.
i climbed a rope jungle gym tonight.
i have never felt cooler in my life.
i felt like i was sitting on top of a mast on a yacht.
all i needed was a whistle, a striped shirt, boat shoes and white pants.
or maybe just salmon pants.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

it's so fluffy!!!

You know when you are just happy?
Well I am.
Just plain happy.
It is such a wonderful feeling.
The Lord is so good to me!
Do you want to know why??
Well, I'll tell ya!
I finally wrote my thesis statement for my insane research paper.
My lovely sister Smushy made me a piece of french toast for lunch.
My lovely sister Smushy and I made a wonderful adventure video together.
My wonderful mother bought me a gift from J. Crew that should be arriving in about a week. (She is so kind)
My wonderful father scared me while he was sitting in the dark garage after mowing the lawn in a beautiful pattern. (He makes me laugh--ahhaha!)
I watched the cutest little girl play with my puppy, Abish.
She was just plain happy, too.
The dog, and the girl.
Life is so good.

My Brain is Fuzzy...

You know those days where you just cannot think?
Where nothing comes into your brain and nothing comes out of your brain?
That was my day. It was not fun. And it hurts.
(The previous group of sentences is a grammatical error called something I can't remember. I just know it is wrong because my English professor pounded grammar into us today with a hammer.) (Maybe that is what happened to my brain.) (Awesome.) (One more grammatical error: the periods in these sentences just might belong on the outside of the parenthesis.) (I cannot remember.) (Or think.). (And for the record: I don't care.).

However, I said this week was going to be happy so let's see if I can find one happy thing that happened today...
Got it.

My dearest Mum made the best ham tonight. It was so delicious I couldn't stop eating it.
I am forbidden to tell you the recipe because it is top secret and unbelievable.
But I will say this, if you love deliciousness or have love in your heart at all, you will love her ham.
And if you cannot find something to love, the answer is Mum's ham. You will fall in love.

Food is always a happy thing. If you need help thinking of something happy, think of your most favorite food on the planet, and maybe just maybe a smile will creep into your heart.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Sabbath

Today was happy. This week is going to be happy.
Even though I have a major research paper due, it will be happy.
I gave a talk in church today. It was a miracle. It was about miracles.
My sweet family and sweet Bree came to listen to me. They are so sweet (crazy how the sweet people turn out to be sweet)! Love them dearly...
Sacrament was amazing. My branch does this really cool thing where after the Sacrament is passed, the presidency waits a few minutes so that the congregation is not interrupted in their thoughts or prayers. 
My presidency is amazing. They genuinely care so much about all of us.
This weekend, our branch is going boating and camping. I am so excited.
I have never really been a camper but I am excited to start.
I hope that someone teaches me how to work a boat. Because in my perfect world, that is where I live when I am young, middle-aged, and old. It is also where I retire, and work and play. It's a good thought.
And it's a good day.
This is the boat I want. If someone wants to teach me how to work it, I would be eternally grateful.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Rockin Thursday

Yesterday may have been the best Thrusday of my life.
I wasn't planning on doing anything fun. But that all changed. Just for the record, being spontaneous is rewarding.
First of all, Stuart, Sash and I went to visit the Other Agles (as we like to call them). My cousins. I played outside for a while just chasing, tickling, raspberry-ing, and carrying two little peaches. These delicous little munchkins like to be called Sophie and JP. And they are too fun. I want to go back and play with them everyday.

Then, after that little bit o' heaven, I went bowling with Sash, Stuart and Curtis. Actually, I didn't really bowl. I tried and I didn't succeed but everyone else bowled. And well. I'm thinking we should form a team. Because it was fun. And that is all that matters.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just Because....

So I am officially a Cougar-for reals. Since I have last come around here, I started up as a student at the Lord's School, otherwise known as BYU. Wow. Who knew college could get harder? I didn't and I am only taking 2 classes as opposed to 7. Life gets confusing..
The GOOD NEWS is that I am a nerd and like school.
Since the last time, I also started going to the singles ward again. I highly recommend attending the Springville Singles Branch because it is amazing and you will not find another branch like it. I also got a calling as the Compassionate Service Leader, which I am tres, tres excited about. I get to be compassionate and give service. I also get to give a talk on Miracles on Sunday. If anyone has any suggestions, ideas, stories, questions, comments, etc. that you would like to give, hollar at me.
More GOOD NEWS: I am officially an owner of John Mayer's Battle Studies Tour tickets. When they came in the mail, it felt like Chirstmas.
Speaking of Chirstmas, J. Crew has new clothes in stores and online and they are so beautiful. If Santa feels like getting me something, like the gorgeous winter jacket that is not online yet, I would not complain. I would also not complain if he also got me all of J. Crew. Whatever he feels like...
Speaking of feelings, I love:
the beach
nerd glasses