Saturday, February 28, 2009

Today was just a great day!

Well the day started out with a trip up to Draper to go to the temple open house. The temple was so beautiful and the feelings I felt are almost indescribable. First of all, Draper is beautiful. Second of all it was bright and sunny, so it was a perfect setting. So we took a bus up to the temple from the the stake center where we parked and you turn the corner and see the beautiful gray granite temple with the snowy mountains as the backdrop. Then we entered and an immediate feeling of peace and warmth came over me and it almost brought me to tears. I can't even describe the beauty in that temple. The wood is gorgeous, the upholstry on the chairs and couches is incredible and the detail on the ceilings is amazing. But the best part of course was the chandelier in the celestial room. It was huge and sparkly and just beautiful. I can't even describe it. That room did bring tears into my eyes. So I am now in love with the Draper Temple.

So then later I finally got to see my cousin Zach who just got back from his mission in New York!! I hadn't seen him since he got back and it was just so great to see him! Tomorrow we are having a family get together and I am so excited to be with my family!

Then I went to Penny Royal with Ryan. Vanessa and John(?) came too, so it was a party! The food at Penny Royal is to die for. You don't even know. Penny Royal is my new favorite place in Provo. The atmosphere is so serene and you can just relax and have a good time. And we met a new friend named Emma who was THE CUTEST little girl ever! She was this little three-year old girl with blonde curly hair and she was so friendly and just so adorable. Just being there with people I love was so fun. I just felt pure happinness.

Now, I am sitting in the library procratinating. I just want to have fun! Is that so much to ask??!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I want to travel

For the past six months or so, I have had this constant and strong urge to get out of the United States. It is not that I don't love and appreciate this country, I feel very blessed to live here, but my desire to see the world is a strong one. The thought of quitting life for a year and traveling all over the world makes it hard to focus on much else. A month in Europe when I was 15 just wasn't enough to satisfy my longing to see new places and meet new people. I can't really imagine much else more amazing than seeing all the places I have studied about and meeting people who are different from me, but also learning that we are all essentially the same. Here are a few things that I would give almost anything to see/do

Pyramids in Cairo
The Holy Land
all of New Zealand
Stonehenge at sunrise
The Russian Ballet in Moscow
O Cristo Redentor in Rio de Jainero
just lay on a huge grassy hill somewhere in Scotland or Ireland
go back to the Swiss Alps
Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
spend more time in Rome
spend TONS more time in Spain

I could go on and on about all the places I want to see.

Unfortunately I have no money. Maybe I will just have to find a rich guy who has the same desire to travel as me!

As for now, hopefully my trip to Montreal in September will satisfy my urge just a little.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Ok, so this girl is amazing.
Let me tell you a little bit about Vanessa (just keep in mind that I only met her like four weeks ago). I first saw Vanessa at the Glenwood EDP. I remember thinking "Who is this girl?" That question was perpetuated the next week at Penny Royal when she totally dominated the meeting with all her amazing ideas and insights. The next day she requested me as a friend on facebook with this comment "Sorry we didn't get to talk at Penny Royal last night, let's be friends" It was then that I knew that Vanessa was (is) amazing.
Vanessa is smart. She knows people. How to deal with them, how to talk with them, how to basically read their minds and then say exactly what they are feeling in words that they could not have come up with on their own. She also knows how to make you feel loved and appreciated. What more could you ask for in a friend?
Vanessa is beautiful. I have never met someone who is so comfortable with, and confident in, themselves. This is rather refreshing in a time where a lot of people feel the need to be fake in order to be accepted.
Vanessa is genuine. When she says things, I know she means them.
Vanessa is a great cook.
Vanessa is extremely talented. I can't imagine anything that she wouldn't be good at.
I could go on, but I will stop there. Just take my word for it, she rocks. I am so glad that we have become friends! I look forward to the many fun times to come!
Thank you Vanessa, for making my life sunny!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Garrett's Podcast

If you enjoy trance/progressive music, check out the podcast for DJ Insomniac.

I love it, and it makes me happy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


There is nothing like the feeling of being exhausted from running. For me, it is one of the best feelings. Knowing that I am tired from physically working hard is highly rewarding. Aubrey described it best when she said it is "euphoric".

Today I ran more than I ever have before, and I was so proud of myself! My life goal is to run a marathon, but I am starting with a 5k (3.1 miles). The Rex Lee run is in March and I plan on doing that with a few of my friends. Then a 10k, then a half marathon, and then one day, a marathon!!

Thank You .... uhhh... running? for making my life sunny!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Thank You Raymon Burton, for making my day sunny!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009


This morning I was walking to school, it was cold and cloudy, and I was very depressed that it is Monday. When I was walking past the old presidents house, a group of quails ran out behind a bush and ran across the snow. They were so cute and they totally made me smile! Thank You little quails, for making my day sunny!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friends and BFF Roommates

I believe that people have the ability to touch others in a way that is sometimes unexplainable. My friends are another thing that bring sunshine into my life. I am so glad that I have good friends who treat me with love and respect. I am so grateful for the people who have come into my life recently and who have helped me more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you Jenni, Tati, Vanessa, Ryan, Garrett, Bryan, and Nam for making my life sunny! <3

Friday, February 6, 2009

I have decided...

Given the name of my blog, I have decided to dedicate this blog to things that make my life sunny. For my first post, I would like to start with what brings the most joy into my life; my family.

I have never done this before....

Wow, that was easy! I have put off starting a blog because I thought it would take up too much of my time, but that didn't take very much time at all ( minus the five minutes I sat there trying to think of a name for this thing). I have viewed many of my friends and family's blogs and have been blown away by their awesomness so I have decided to start my own. I don't know how well I will be able to keep it up and I hope that it won't become too addicting (another thing I have observed from family and friends). Well enough talking, I wanna make this thing cute!