Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wow, I just realized that I have not blogged since October. I have to do better.
The past few months have flown by and they have been really good. Full of surprises and such. I went to Tennessee on Dec 7-15. It was a great time and I can never get enough of my family. I love them each and even with all those little quirks of theirs, they are forever written in my heart. When I got back to Boise I started thinking of some things...
Sometimes we are wrong. Sometimes we are right. Sometimes we are terribly wrong, and sometimes we are all too right.
We tend to be judgemental, mostly in good faith, but I think a lot of times we are unfairly judgemental. We develop opinions and biases based on what others say and in stead of confronting a situation to earn our own opinions, we live and breath off of others. I know I am guilty of this. Obviously, there have been people that I have cared less about based on the opinions and observations of others. Realizing the biases of others, I realized how I am guilty of this same thing.
This made me want to change. I can not be mad at others if I am guilty as well. So, I have decided to put an effort in on forming my own opinions based on my own observations, ignoring social norms, but clinging to the morals that I believe in. I do not like cowards. I do not like being talked about. I do not like these things in the least. So, I am also going to make an effort to be braver and to not talk about anyone. I will try to hold my tongue unless I truly do have something nice to say. My daddy use to quote Thumper in Bambi saying "if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say it"....well, it was something like that. I have been frustrated and I am dealing with my own personal struggles. Everyday a new battle approaches, not just in my life, but in all of ours. I do not want to bare my burdens alone. I want to be able to turn to those that I love and trust the most and know that I am not being looked down on but I want to know they have their arms full of love and compassion extended towards me as I would them.
Life is not always a piece of cake. I am blessed to have been given the life that I have.
Everyday is a challenge and a blessing all at once. I look forward to starting school and getting to see Becky and Megan more often.
Anyway, a new little something I will share. I have always loved cameo jewelry. Robert got me a really beautiful cameo necklace for christmas and I have decided that I am going to start collecting it. Cameo is so elegant and beautiful and it reminds me of a classy and graceful time in the world.
I hope everyone is doing well. I love you all and I hope everyone is getting ready for a great new year!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Must Be in the Genes

So I put some pictures on facebook of the receptions(finally), and Renee said that I should put the one of mom and me on my blog. Well, that got my wheels aspinnin' and I decided to put it on here. Let me tell you about my Porla D....she is going to kill me for calling her that. Well, she is absolutely foxy lady. I hope I have those "pretty genes" when I am older too. I traded in my dark hair for blond(for now), but trust me, that TN blood still flows through my veins and I think that TN women age well. My mom is not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside she glows like the sun. Yeah, she is a little feisty sometimes(that's where I get it from), but she has the biggest and softest heart of anyone. I miss her everyday and wish I could just have one of her warm hugs. I am not sure she even know how much she means to me....but it is more than I can say. My dad is pretty lucky, as is my momma. I was just thinking that I hope my moms beauty, her loyalty, her love, and her amazingness, all run in the genes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do blondes have more fun?

Yesterday I got my hair done. My sister-in-law, September did it. She is the picasso of hair! Seriously, she is the best. I wanted a change, but I did not want to cut it because I am trying to grow it out a bit. Robert has wanted to see me blond, so I decided to surprise him and go for it. I just got blond high lights, but I got a lot so they are very visible! I wanted them to stand out. He loves it and so do I. I have had tons of compliments so I am guessing it looks good! haha! I really love it. I think I might go with this blond thing for a little while.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Go in Peace...

So today, I woke up and I felt pretty crumby. I have had a cold and I did not feel good at all. Robert has also been getting sick and he was not feeling up to par either. I called the primary president and told her we wouldnt be there for nursery and I called September, who is a LIFESAVER, and she told me that she and Travis would do it for us. Well, I got to thinking and reviewing the past week, and I really felt a strong need and desire to go to church. I went with Mama Jen to her ward, which is a singles branch. It was such an inspiring sacrament meeting. I know that I was meant to hear the things that were said. I have been struggling with some things and I was so glad that I had opened my heart to the things that were said. One of the speakers, who I would LOVE to set up with one of my sisters, talked on our relationships with the Lord. He based his talk on proving the Lord. He talked about how Satan will not try to get us to fully disobey, but by partial disobedience we become weak. His whole talk was absolutely incredible and he closed it with a challenge to pick one thing that we can improve on and in our prayers to let Heavenly Father know we were working on that and to ask Him to help us to see the blessings that come from it. Not only would be letting Heavenly Father know we are trying a little harder, but we are also asking Him to help make our blessings clear to us. I loved that. Anyway, a special musical came next. I thought it was going to be a Poor Wayfaring Man because the girl started talking about how this woman had served him with all that she had even though she was poor and had taken him in and washed his feet with her tears, etc. Well, the name of the song was Go in Peace. It gave me chills and it reassured me that if we are doing all that we can to serve Heavenly Father, we will have peace. I wish I could find the lyrics and put them on here...I will research it! It was exactly what my ears/heart needed to hear. I know that we can all be happy and at peace. I truly do wish that for us all. I am going to make a stronger effort to read my scriptures daily and I am going to ask Heavenly Father to help show me the blessings from it. I hope you all can challenge yourselves as well. I love you all and look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Monday, September 14, 2009


We went to the Oregon Coast over Labor Day weekend and it was absolutely beautiful!

I now love BSU Football...This is us ready for the first game...BSU vs Oregon...They Won!!!

Wow...One month down!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Callings!!!

Today Robert and I got callings for the ward we are in. I am very excited about them! We got called to be team teachers in the nursery and I also got called to be on the Enrichment Board. I am so excited to be in nursery! We requested to have our nephew, Kole in our nursery(there are 3 nurseries in the ward...a LOT of kids!). He is in our group and I am so excited. Today I went and helped out and I had so much fun playing. I loved it so much and I told Robert that I was excited because now I knew for sure I would not get bored at church! Ha, I am a little ADHD so it is hard for me to sit still that long. I dont think they realized that Robert and I are just big kids as well! Maybe that is why they put us in there. I have started my new job at Lowes. I have been taking all these dumb tests on the computer that are like 3 hours long and way boring. I really just want to be on the register already! I will be on soon enough though! It feels good to work and I like to know that I am contributing to paying the bills. I am planning on changing my hair up a little bit. I just want a little bit of a change. Oh, I have started watching football. I am learning little bits at a time and Robert always takes the time to explain to me what is going on. He is a good teacher. I better get to bed, but I will be putting up some new pics soon! Have a great day!! Much lovin!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Days and Bad Days

I guess I really can not say that I have bad days. Sometimes things arent what I planned or wanted, but it really does not make for a bad day. I like Boise. It really is a nice place. I love the Dilgards and I seriously married one of the best guys in the whole world. However, it really has been a rough transition to me. I am still trying to figure out this whole concept of being married. It isnt too hard, but I am learning that I have had some selfish tendencies and I am trying really hard to overcome those because there really is no room for selfishness. Anybody who knows me knows that I love people so much and my friends mean the world to me. I find myself really sad sometimes because I really dont have a close girlfriend here that I can just call and chat with about everything. I feel like I am in this unfamiliar place that I cant just get in my car and drive somewhere because I only know my way to one or two streets. I sometimes wish I could just run away to Idaho Falls and see Amy, Michael(who has REALLY grown on me lately :) ), Beck, and the kids. I miss Amy and Becky especially. I have told Robert sometimes that I really am just waiting to have that feeling that I am a part of something. It is hard because everywhere I have went, I have had some security in knowing that either I was not the only new girl or I was surrounded by things that were familiar. I really am not complaining...not at all...I know that I am so blessed, but that does not mean that life is going to be easy. I just need to chin up and have faith. I miss everyone and I love you each so much. Have a super day!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Married... What??

Well, on Aug 8th we took the plunge. Robert and I were married in the Memphis Tennessee Temple. It was seriously one of the best days ever. My mom helped me put on my dress in the bridal room and then went out and brought my sisters to me. We all laughed and talked. A few minutes later, they sent my sisters-in-law into the room. It was such a unifying feeling to have all these beautiful women that I loved and respected in this sacred room with me. I felt so comfortable. I did not have butterflies and I know that was part of being with these girls. I am lucky to have the family that I have. They are everything and more than a family should be. Now, I have an even larger family now that I am married. My in-laws have been so great and I am loving them more everyday. I can not believe that this is where I am in life. Sometimes I wake up and I ask myself if I really did get married. My mornings are always happy when I look beside me and see a big hairy boy named Robert right beside me. I love him so much and I can honestly say that everyday I fall even more in love with him. Well, I just thought I would write this little blog. I am a grateful doubt. Oh, and I will be starting a job at Lowes as a cashier next week. I turned down Maurices because Lowes paid more and I would be getting more hours. All is well!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Last week of school until January!

I can not believe it is the last week of the semester. School has been tough and my microbiology class has given me a run for my money! I seriously can not wait to be back home for a bit. I will only be there for like two weeks though and then I get married and move back to Idaho. I am counting the days until Aug 8th and there are only 19!! That is crazy!! Poor Robert has been through it with me too...haha. I started taking some birth control and I really think it was just too strong for me. I got super moody, emotional, hungry, and sleepy. After like my tenth break-down, I finally switched to something low estrogen and I am feeling so much better and I know Robert is too! Haha! We are driving back to Tennessee and leaving on the 23rd. Morgan is going to ride with us and so is little Seth. I am pretty sure I am going to drive extra safe with that little boy in the back seat! I feel like since Michael and Amy have moved back that I have gotten pretty close to my little nieces and nephews and I am not going to like being 4 hours away. I will just have to come visit, I reckon! Anyway, I just felt like I needed to blog since it has been a hundred years. I hope everyone makes it out to either our reception in Jackson or open house in Boise! It will be fun and I am going to need to show off my dress :) I love yall!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

All you need is love

Now how did I get here?
What have I done to deserve this?
I have been showered by grace

These are lyrics to a song that describes how I am feeling right now. I have fallen so deeply in love and on June 5th, I got engaged to the most wonderful boy in the whole world for me. He is not the boy of my dreams, or a prince that just swept me off my feet. He is more. More than anything I could have imagined...and how did I get here? I do not know what I did to deserve this, but I am going to do everything I can to show how grateful I am. It almost does not even feel real. I am waiting on someone to pinch me. I keep looking at my hand and saying to myself that I am going to wear this ring for a long long long time. I am going to be married on August 8th and the people that I love the most are all going to be there with me. In the Memphis Tennessee Temple, I am going to be sealed. I am going to stand with all of my family and really be able to feel a little piece of heaven. I really have no idea what lies ahead, and to be completely honest, I am scared to death...but I am going to take it on with faith. I have not yet met one thing that has overcome me. I have always came out on top and guess what? I know that is how my future will be. I am so lucky to have the love of my family and especially my sisters. I seriously would be lost without these beautiful women. They have been such blessings. I cant even say how much they have done for me.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I Finished it!!

I started a quilt for Robert back in February and I just finished it! I started it and then kept taking these huge breaks. It turned out really cute though. It is kinda small fun! He really likes it though!! I am so excited for Momma to be here in just a few weeks. We will have a lot of fun and she will get to meet Robert for the first time. I might oughtta be nervous because we all know how momma is ;) I am really liking Microbiology. It is probably my favorite class that I have taken. I have been going to the gym and jogging lately. It helps me to feel good. However, running and being on my legs so much has been hurting them. It isnt a sore feeling, it is more of a they are going to give out on me any time....but not like noodles either. Haha. I know, I am kind of a weirdie! Other things...hmmm....I love my life and yeah, Im a little nervous for the future, but more than anything, I am so excited. I know there are a lot of good things in store. I am so happy with the way things are though. I have been given so much in this life. I know I am one lucky girl!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Weekend is HERE!!

I am so glad that it is Friday. My class got canceled today, so I got an extra day for the weekend and we dont have school Mon or Tues! I am going to Boise for the weekend. I really like going there. I think Robert's family is really great. It makes me miss home and feel at home all at once. School is going really good. I am doing awesome in Microbiology because I really love studying it. I think part of it is that my teacher is super enthusiastic. I am so lucky to live with little miss Rebekah Diane. She for sure takes care of me...and trust me, I need it! Haha! I do love being the baby of the family!! I love how my family is always there for me. I am constantly being helped out by them in some way. They are the very best. I am so glad that I can talk to them openly about anything too. We are just like that, ya know? I would be pretty lost without them. Mom is coming to visit in just a few weeks! I am sooo very excited. I love that crazy lady and trust me...she is crazy, but only in the best way possible! I really do love my life. It has been too good to me. I decided that life really can kick you in the pants and twist you up in knots....pretty much, it can be tough. Then, it came to my mind that I have EVERYTHING and MORE to be happy about!! I love that. Anyway, I need to make some lunch before I leave! Have a great day!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dear GinBug

Today I found out that my little Ginny Lou reads my blog, I am updating this for her!
Well, Miss GinBug, I cant say that too much is new...but I will tell you a few things. I have myself the cutest boyfriend in the whole world! You will have to find one like him when you are old enough. He is making me french toast right now! He cooks pretty yummy! He really likes kids and I bet he will play with you a whole lot when he comes to Tennessee. I really like him a whole lot. I need you to meet him so I can get your approval! I tell him all about you and I am pretty sure he thinks you are cute. He has two little nephews and they are so cute!! You would like playing with them.
School is pretty tough, but I really like it a lot. I am taking Microbiology and a Book of Mormon class. I love microbiology. I study things like why people get sick and about little bugs that are everywhere that are too little for anyone to see! You should take this class one day!!
Ginny, I am pretty sure I am one of the happiest girls alive. My life is so good. I will be seeing you soon my little princess. Love you so much!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

So What if I am IN LOVE?

My life has been absolutely incredible. I am staying in Rexburg for the summer and I am so excited. I am living with Becky and Megan and for the first time since I started college, I have my own room! YES! Things with Robert are great. He is way too cute and guess what? I love him! haha! Who would have ever thought, right?! I went to Boise to visit him over the break and let me tell you, it was the most incredible time of my life! Let me give you a little agenda
Friday- We got to Boise and Brett made us lunch...gourmet grilled pb&j sandwiches...Ha. It was different, but not too shabby. We went and visited with Rob's family for a while and then went to a huge bonfire. There were dirt bikes, jeeps, mud, and a little pond. It was so much fun. Dirt bikes are so much fun, but are a little scary!
Saturday-Easter Egg Hunt and motorcycle ride. Morgan and I took turns riding with Rob and his dad. It was so much fun! Motorcycles are the best...I really want one! That night, we drove about 2 hours to get to this "Indian" hot spring as Rob called it. It was totally secluded and we had to walk a little ways to get there. It was in this stream on the side of a mountain and oh my gosh, it was so incredible. The pines around us looked so high and the stars were so clear and they didnt even seem that far away. It was amazing.
Sunday-We went to church and then that night we went to Table Rock. It is way up on the top of a mountain and it overlooks all of Boise. It was beautiful! I'm pretty clumsy, so I was careful on the edge of the cliff thingy...Ha, Rob asked me to please not fall so I knew that I had to be careful! Around 1 in the morning, we went to this old run down country diner called Merrits. There was a jukebox and plenty of good music. We ate there and jammed out. I loved it!
Monday-We took it easy and didnt do too much. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings...mmmmm....and then that night just watched a movie at a friends. It was a nice day!
Tuesday-We went to downtown Boise and walked around. I really like Boise a lot. It was fun. We left there and I cooked dinner for the Dilgards and then had to head to Idaho Falls to pick Rebekah up from the airport.
It was a little sad to leave. I seriously love Robert's family! They are hands down some of my favorite people yet! I had had so much fun and didnt want to go back to Rexburg. And the verdict is....I am so in love! haha! it is a little ridiculous, Im not even going to lie! School starts Monday and Im excited. I am only taking microbiology, but that is supposed to be a pretty demanding class. I am going to give it what I've got though! Life is so good. I love it...A LOT! I miss everyone terribly and hope to see yall soon! I love you SOO MUCH!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The first one who stole my heart...

Today, is my first niece's birthday...Ginny Christine. She is 7 as of today. It is crazy how fast life happens. This is just a little something for the little girl who stole my heart. Ha, yes, she was the first person to take it!

I knew when I saw your bright blue eyes
and heard your soft baby cries
You had taken my heart
right from the very start
You made even my soul smile
You could never cramp my style
So now you are seven
My own piece of heaven
Youre growing up so fast
Make every second of it a blast
Always remember to laugh
Stay focused and on the right path
You are only the best
Dont let anyone tell you less
I cant want to see you
Or even get a hug or two
Happy birthday Princess

I love you so much baby girl!! I miss you so much!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Starting Today...

I wanted to put up a post that I could look at when I needed a little encouragement or a little something to remind me where I need to be.
Starting today...right now, I am going to love those around me. Everyone...the ones that drive me crazy or the ones that make me want to scream, I am going to search for the good qualities and not only am I going to try to see those things, I WILL see those things.
Starting today....I am going to be slower to anger. I can have a temper sometimes and sometimes I just need to breath. I am not going to let little things set me off and if something is about to upset me, I am going to count slow and evaluate the situation. I am going to try to see things from different angles.
Starting today...I am going to put more effort in to my school work. I am going to try to get things done and not procrastinate and start caring more. I want to be able to accomplish my dreams and I know that in order for that to happen, I am going to work harder and do better than I have been.
Starting today...I am going to be a better sister, daughter, friend, aunt, roommie, etc. I can only do this if I am doing what I can to be the best me. I want to let my parents know how much they mean to me and I dont want my siblings or anyone else in my family or my friends to think I take them for granted...which brings me to my next point.
Starting today...I am going to appreciate people more. I love people, but I am guilty of taking them for granted sometimes. You never know when you are going to lose someone, so it is important to always appreciate them for who they are. Everyone has something to contribute. I love that we are all different and we can each spice life up a little!
Starting today...I am going to be more honest...To myself and to others. When I feel something, I am going to say it. I am going to strive for that integrity that a lot of people spend their whole lives searching for. I want that peaceful feeling when I am all alone and nobody else is around to influence how I feel.
Starting today...I am going to enjoy life. I do enjoy life, dont get me wrong! I just want to not take it for granted either. I dont want to sleep my life away. I want to make everything a little bit more meaningful. I want to love who I am and everything I do! I want to be able to look back on what is going on now when I am 45 and realize that everything I did taught me something. I am going to make the most out of this life!!
There is always room for improvement and I recommend that those of you who read this make your own "starting today" list and figure out what you want to do starting today. Remember, too often tomorrow's turn into wasted yesterdays....I think that is a quote by Pres Monson in so many words....Dont let that be you! Have a great week and I love yall!!

Oh and by the way, the picture at the top is from our toilet overflowed and I thought it was the most hilarious thing in the whole world...Im not the one who clogged it, but I helped with the cleanup effort. I dont think I have ever laughed that hard over a flooded toilet!! hahaha!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Meant to Be

Those words are so cliche and to be completely honest, I dont believe in them. This is not me being bitter. I am absolutely great, actually. What I believe in is things are going to have to work one way or another. When there is an obstacle in your way, you are going to have to work around it. Situations can have an impact on the way you feel, but overall, happiness is a conscious decision. I want to consciously be happy and know that I am living my life in a way that I can look back on one day and be proud of. Lately I have been thinking about going on a mission. I feel so weird saying that, especially because I am a girl. I do not want people to think that I want to do this because things didnt work out with a boy. I have always thought going on a mission would be incredible and I think it would be greatly beneficial. I have a gift with people and I want to use it to help them and show my love for them.
Anyway, I have been keeping myself pretty busy with school work and my friends. I love my roommies and neighbors and we seriously have so much fun together. I am a fun lover. Welp, people were getting on to me for not blogging recently and this is all for now. Much love! -Chare

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dazed and Confused...

Sometimes life happens...and there is no explanation. This is not supposed to be a blog to make people feel bad for me, so please do not read it and feel sorry for me. This is what's up. I fell in love...I spent everyday of the semester so far with a boy and he it caught me off guard. I went to meet his parents on Valentine's Day weekend and had so much fun with them. There was no indication of anything wrong. He adored me, so did his family. Well, I started noticing something was a little off...Not that we weren't happy, but that he wasn't treating me normal. I told him he wasn't being as sweet as he usually was and he started thinking about it and told me something was off with him, but it wasn't me or our relationship. He thought we might need a break, but his definition of a break was us still be together but not see each other. I thought that might be ok, but I hated not seeing him so I told him I would rather just be his friend than not see him at all. We decided to date other people. It hurts a little...a lot. I miss him. I am good though. I know that either way, things are going to work out. I really don't know what is going to happen with him, but I know that I can learn from the situation...I still am lost though. Everything was perfect...too perfect, I guess. My friends all think we will get back together, but even if we don't I know that there is something that is going to make both of us happy. I know that over time it will be easier and things will fall into place. It just takes time. I wish I had my family here to comfort me, but I have Becky. Meg is here for me too and she can make me laugh in any circumstance. Life is funny...and more confusing than I would have ever thought. Well, I better start studying for my mid-terms....but just a thought for everyone, when God shuts a door, he opens a window...and that is the attitude I need to have. Have a wonderful day!! Love all yall TONS.... -Chare

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. I love the decorations and all the fun and cute stuff people do. I am going to be spending this Valentine's Day with Robert in Boise. Umm....weird. I can't say that I saw this one coming. Last night, Rob was really anxious to see me. He kept texting me asking me when I was going to be home. I got home and texted him and got no reply. He doesnt get reception at his apartment, so I figured he just hadnt got my text. Becky came over while I was waiting and I hung out with her for a bit and she told me that she saw Rob at my complex hometeaching. He texted me and told me that he was with his roommate hometeaching and would be over in 15 min. I had been home about an hour and finally he showed up with his roommie. Well, my roommates were in the laundry room doing laundry and they insisted that I come out and talk to me that it was really important. So, I went out and as we were walking past the cars, I looked over and my car had been heart attacked. I looked at my apartment and Rob was watching me as I found it. Nobody has ever done that for me! It was sooo cute....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Should be doing Homework...

Sometimes I find myself at the library, sick of studying, on my blogger. Let's see here...What is new in my life? Well, I went to the doctor because I have been feeling really dizzy and light headed and I had some tests run and the doctor came back and told me that I was anemic! Weird!! He even asked if I was a vegetarian...Umm, anyone who knows me or my family knows that we LOVE meat...and by meat I mean RED MEAT! He put me on an iron supplement and it has helped a little, but I have been so light headed still. Sometimes, I even black out a little bit, but it's never for too long. I am all good though. It's probably an early onset of old age! Ha!!
Valentines day is right around the corner and it just so happens to be my very favorite holiday! I love the decorations and I guess I like the spirit! This Valentine's day I will be in Boise. I have no idea what I am doing, but I know Rob has made some sort of plans. I hate surprises though!! I was making him a quilt and when we were ready to sew the fabric, the sewing machine was broken!! I really got so down about it because I was already in a hurry to get it done and this put a major damper on things. I will get it all sorted out though! I will blog about the Boise trip when I get back.
Well, I better get back to Chemistry, but I hope everyone is staying focused on their goals...Thank Heavenly Father for all the great things you have and tell the ones you love that you do! Have a great day! I miss and love all of yall!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Megan Michelle Dunlap is my best friend. When we were younger, it was her optimism that made me want to be a happy person too. Megan and I lived an hour away from eachother, but somehow we managed weekend trips to see eachother. We decided on BYU-Idaho together and were roommates our first year of college and will be again this summer. I just wanted to write a little blog to express what she means to me. I can not count the number of times we have laughed until we have cried or cried until we have laughed. She has always been there for me and I wouldnt trade any of our times for the world. She knows everything about me and loves me still the same! I believe that she is one of the most perfect people in the world. There have been times when I have been stubborn and difficult and 4'11'' Megan has put me in my place. I really cant describe how lucky I am to have Little Megs as my best friend. I know I may use the term best friend lightly, or maybe I did in the past, but a friendship like hers is once in a lifetime. We balance eachother out and probably do have more fun than we should. I would do anything in the world for her and I know she would do the same. We were complete opposites when we met, but now, we are 2 peas in a pod....we are like mac-n-cheese.
Life wouldnt be as much fun without my best friend. Treasure the friends you have and when you can, let them know that you love them and you are blessed to have them.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

You Cant Have it All...

Earlier I was talking with a friend from my Chem class. I was telling her that if you are really succeeding in one thing, you are probably lacking in other areas. Well, I am doing really well in all my classes, except for Chem. It takes so much out of me. I am not going to complain about it though because I am so happy about life right now. I am where I need to be spiritually, Im crazy about a good boy, and my grades are great in my other classes. I am not going to let my happiness by based on one class. I will be done with it in April anyway. I miss home like crazy....I really wish some fam could come visit me here. I am really lucky to have Beck here though. She takes care of a way, she is my angel. Next semester I am going to be her neighbor. It will be fun. Well...Let's see, what's new with me...
I have heard or learned a few things lately that I really appreciated and I want to share with you.
-If you wanna get something done, make a promise to yourself and don't break it!
-You might get off track, but once you realize it, prioritize and make sure you are putting the important things first.
-Realize that you are full of potential and live up to that potential!!
Ha, something I thought of the other day was, "If a tiny seed can grow in to a huge oak tree, then I can do chem!" Haha!
Life is tough, but we are so blessed to have it...
If you are really smart you may lack in other areas and just because you are really good with people doesnt mean you will be good with books...haha, Its all about how much work you put in.
I love yall!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

My B-Friend....bahaha

Okay, so I usually date a lot...I think last semester I went on tons of dates every week with tons of different boys. It's kinda my style....Well, this semester was different. I started off not wanting to date any. I was just kind of sick of the dating games. Let me tell you my crazy story...
I tried the whole break to sell my contract and I thought it was sold a few times, but every time something came up. I just decided that maybe I was suppose to live in Colonial again. I just went with it and my first sunday in church, a member of the bishopric stood on the pulpit and I felt like he was speaking directly to me when he said, "You are right where you are suppose to be." It was so amazing to have that confirmation. That same Sunday, I was called to be FHE Coordinator right after sacrament meeting. I accepted the calling and I really wanted to be the best I could be. I spent a lot of time praying on what families should be put together and so forth. When it came down to picking my family, one apartment really stuck out to me...not because they were the cutest, but there was just something telling me that we were suppose to be grouped. Well, I picked the Dad and he was just the one that stuck out to me. His name was Robert Dilgard...this is where I turn into a creeper. Megan came over and we were messing around on facebook and looked him up. We fell in love with his pictures! He was so cute and looked like a lot of fun. I saw who he was in person and thought he was so weird...not in a bad way though. Ha, I totally forgot about thinking he was so cute and fun-looking. I asked to get their numbers because they were my FHE brothers and I sent them all a text so they would have mine. Well, Robert thought I was trying to get his number and thought I only texted him. Nope. Ever since that night though, we have talked every night on the phone, gone on tons of dates, and I told him I would be his girlfriend...Now, I like this boy so much and we have soo much fun together!! We seriously laugh all the time and it's just fun. I dont know where it will go, but I know as for right now, I like how things are and he is so great! Welp, now you all know!! ;)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For Kara and Amy

I was just looking through my blogs and I wrote a blog for my sisters not too long ago...Well, I decided that I needed to write one for my other two sisters...ha, the ones my brothers picked out for me!
Amy Marie...
Amy is such a good listener. She communicates to well and I love talking to Amy because it is totally comfortable. I love that she is opinionated and says what she thinks. I feel like I can trust whatever she says. I also like how easy going she is. It is always go with the flow with her. I think too often people get caught up in the craziness of life, but not Amy. When Amy first came into our family I wasn't sure how I first felt about her. For some reason, I thought that whoever was marrying into my family should be giving it their all to be accepted. Ha, she was just herself though. I learned a lot from that and I try to be like that too. I want people to know me for me like I see Amy. What you see is what you get. Amy is full of natural beauties and I miss her living so close...oh, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how she is so brave. In a way, she puts my brother in his place, haha!

Kara Jo
James is my best friend brother. I really feel like I could say anything in the world to him and I know if I ever need to talk, he would listen. Kara Jo married James...ha, bless her heart, he is a crazy one! This is about Kara though, not James. I really got to know Kara this past summer when I lived with her and James for about a month or two before I started school. Kara has such a compassionate heart. She reminds me a lot of myself. She and I can talk about anything and everything. Ha, she reminds me of just another one of my girl friends! Kara dresses so cute and sometimes I swear she looks like she came straight from a magazine page. I appreciate Kara's ambition. She wants to be a photographer and because she loves it so much and puts so much work into it, she will succeed. She is so gentle and kind. Kara is such a wonderful addition to our family!!

I love these two beautiful women and they both inspire me in their own ways. I miss them so much, but I know my family so happy to have them in the great land of the south!! I LOVE YALL!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Today, is my birthday. I am officially 20 years old. My parents no longer have any teenagers! For my 20, I am going to make a list of 20 things I want to improve on. I will try to focus on bettering myself in these areas:
1. Reading my scriptures. I could be so much more faithful in doing this and I really want to try to be more actively involved in studying them.
2. Serving those around me. It really is the best way to show someone you care and I really value people and relationships in general.
3. Being serious when I need to be. I am so use to just laughing things off that I sometimes dont take into consideration the feelings of people around me.
4. Study harder!! I am going to study so that I can get the grades I need to...Dental Hygiene here I come!!
5. Cleaning my room. I want my room to look better throughout the week!!
6. Letting my family know how much I care about them. I think I have improved on this, but there are no people more special to me than my family. I love them so much and I am so grateful that I have them for eternity!!!
7. Budgeting. I am going to budget more wisely!
8. My sensitivity. I have been really sensitive to some stuff in the past and these are things Im not going to let bother me.
9. Loving me. I want to learn to love myself unconditionally. Who cares if I am not the smartest or prettiest girl in the world? I want to be happy with me and who I am.
10. Im going to take a spanish class!! I love spanish so much and want to learn to really use it.
11. Plan ahead. I am so spontaneous and usually just go with the flow so I am going to try to be more prepared.
12. Exercise. I want to at least work out 5 days a week. I am loving the school's gym!
13. Fulfill my calling. I kind of put previous callings on the back burner so I want to do all that I can to totally fulfill the things I need to get done.
14. Live without fear. Why should I have fears? What is the worst thing that could happen anyway? I know that no matter what, I can always perservere.
15. Write my missionary friends. I need to support them and let them know how proud I am!!
16. Blog...yes, I am going to try to keep this more updated.
17. Prioritize....I need to evaluate what is important.
18. NOPROCRASTINATING!! I am not going to put things off!!
19. Live for the tomorrow. I am going to let go of yesterdays and focus on what I can do to live happier in the future.
20. LIVE!!!!! I am going to be me. You know, KEEP IT REAL!