Saturday, October 1, 2011

Provo Tabernacle

As you all know, the Provo tabernacle burned down almost a year ago. It was devastating.

I remember when someone said the tabernacle was on fire, It didn't click that it was the Provo tabernacle. I thought they meant the one in Salt Lake. (Smart right?) Then I found out it was the one in Provo! We drove past it after school, and it was depressing. There was smoke pouring out the windows, out the roof, it was just sad. And I felt horrible. Because all of the times had been in there, all I wanted to do was leave. Except when I was doing the nativity. I never thought that I would lose my chances to be in there. And once it was gone, I was sure that those times were over.

And for the past while, it was undecided whether they would restore it or not.


Today. President Thomas S. Monson announced it will be the next Provo temple.

I think that it is a good use for that building. So many people loved it, and so many people would have been upset if they didn't restore it. They of course couldn't have made it the same as before, I think every one knew that. But, a temple, in my opinion is even better!

What are your thoughts on this announcement?

Friday, September 30, 2011


Instead of a random post today, I am going to do an inspirational moment I had a while back.
I remember in 7th and 8th grade, I was jumping around in groups trying to figure out where I fit in. It felt like the longest one and a half years of my life. It wasn't easy either. I had friends, but I never felt like I fit in with them. If I did, I wasn't sure I wanted to be in that group of friends. So it was hard.
Once I hit freshman year, everything seemed to fall into place. But something strange happened. My best guy friend, started to act strange. He just wouldn't talk to me. And anytime I asked if something was wrong, he would.... I guess... flip out. And insist everything was fine. But I was never convinced. One night, everything fell apart. And our friendship ended. The next day I was bummed. When I walked home, I had a lot of time to think. I was Rethinking what happened over and over again. And I was thinking about a lot of other things. Then a thought came to me. That life is kind of like a room. 'Doors' of opportunity open up, and close. I thought of this experience like a door closing. And I could either let this make me super depressed, or I can find another door that is opening. So I decided to not let this keep me from missing out on something great happening.
That same night, i felt the need to read through my journal. Which I hadn't written in for a few months. I blew it off the first couple times, and when I was getting into bed, the thought came through my head again. "read your journal." And I think that happened about 5 times. Finally, I did. And I realized I had forgotten so many things that had happened to me. So I decided i would write in it every night. I did. And I have since December 5th.
Back to the doors of opportunity thing. Something great did happen. About three days later, only because of a weekend. I met an awesome guy. more than one, but there is one that I am going to talk about. Debating whether or not to mention names. Maybe later.
But My life took a turn. He was just so easy to be happy around, And I felt comfortable around him. I could act like the retard I was around him. We never hung out outside of class, but I felt like I could trust him. He seemed like he cared a lot, and when he said he was sorry he meant it. I could just tell. And he actually could cheer me up, when most people couldn't. Which is a big deal to me.
But when all of that happened, I never realized that none of that would have happened if I hadn't decided to snap out of that mood. I wouldn't have ever meet Dennis, and I am so glad I did :)
So the real point of this, is just to say, when you are in a depressing time, try and snap out of it because you may miss a lot of good opportunities!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Okay, i already know that I have posted today... but Something just started to bother me.
and that is...


now, I'm not saying I don't like how people have them. but I am saying, that today I found out two of my friends (not to mention they are younger than me) have a boyfriend! now this deeply... um... bothers me. not because they have one... because I don't care. but it seems like everyone has a boyfriend or girlfriend. (this moment reminds me of a YouTube video where he goes anyone anyone anyone in different tones of voices making it dramatic... think of that... now) everyone, everyone, EVERYONE. everyone.

lost my train of thought there.... oh ya boyfriends.

So I feel like... perhaps someone... *cough cough* SATAN is trying to tempt me by saying "hey, these people who happen to be younger than you, have boyfriends. See? Its okay!" But its not! so now I must ignore this. and one of my friends is probably going to be telling me all about him. and yes. this bothers me.

okay... bye. again


I have the worst history with cuts. Especially when I am using knifes. now, you would think I would be like "oh a knife! run away!" and run away retardedly screaming "knife" and raising my eyebrows (what I do when I say knife... like that drunk old man in tangled...) anyways... I don't. Okay! And you would also think that I would be more cautious. but after three cuts on my finger, I started counting down until I have a cut on every finger. I have 6 left :) but no awful cuts recently. I got a blister on one thumb and I think its infected... so that's my four. I will tell the story of the other 3.
1. (I learned this time (: ha ha) Ok. so once upon a time I was babysitting for my neighbor. And I was like oh you guys want a cheese quesadillas? and they were like ya so I was like OK! I will get the cheese. but then I ran into an issue. I didn't know where their cheese grater was. so in my head I thought "I will just use that tiny looking knife that is not very sharp, and cut towards me while holding the cheese awkwardly." and then (there is an issue, I cant really spell what i want to say...) um... bang. I guess? I got cut and I was like oh no! Don't pass out! I cant pass out while babysitting! So I frantically searched for their band-aids for like 5 minutes then finally did find them. And didn't pass out!
2. So my family pickles peppers. oh! speaking of them, I want some. be right back.
okay I'm back. So I was cutting them, and racing my mom with who could cut the most, the fastest and I, of course, didn't think, and almost sliced off the tip of my finger. That's story two.
3 I was opening a can for my mom and two opposite sides got pushed down. In my stupidity, I thought "I will just pull it open!" thinking I was a freaking genius. Can you guess? Yep! I got cut.
so those are my stories. this was a short post, but that's all I have for today.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Random Thoughts

So, I randomly decided to start a blog today. Here goes.
I could really talk about anything... but the anything that I could talk about I don't know.
Oh! An idea! Are you ready for this? I am going to talk about things that bother me.
Number one! I guess I could just make it easier on myself by going like #1 or even easier, can you guess? 1! okay that was pointless... probably something that will be reoccurring, more pointless. okay back to the things that bother me.
1. When people judge. I think I will expound on this more. For all of the things I write. See, what really bothers me about this, is that most of the time, you don't understand why people are like that. I know this girl and she used to bother me. A LOT. Here is why. She talks about the most random things. For an example: we could be talking about something... like... cookies. everyone likes cookies. especially good ones. So we will be talking about good cookies.
Her: good cookies. yes these are good cookies.
Me: yum I especially like these good cookies.
Her: I walked my dog today.
Understand why she annoyed me? Then this one day, I overheard her say something. I cant be positive... but I am pretty sure it was something about abuse. Don't go quoting me on it, but in a summary, her family life isn't good. On that day, I realized how hard I was on people. I decided then to not be so judgemental. And, so far so good. I'm not saying that I don't ever judge, but I don't go around saying "oh I hate so and so she is so annoying." Because I know I don't know why they are like that. every person is hiding something. Something big. Even I do it. So don't judge if you don't know the person well!
2. People who get mad over the dumbest things. Ready for another story?? To bad. So the other day, I walked into my English class, and one of my friends says to me "I am going to go kill bond" (my insanely awesome sign language teacher who gave me 35 cents) I of course asked her why. a humanly action. she said he gave me 2 pieces of pizza. i only wanted one. and in my head I'm like "so that's a good reason to kill him?! wow so freaking immature," but I just laugh and blow it off. Can anyone deny that that is a stupid reason? Okay, moving on.
3. Boys that lead you on to be a jerk. Don't need to describe that one. but i will give a direct name. SHORT STACK. And you are now thinking... who in the world would name their kid short stack? And my answer is... the parent who did. Just kidding. that's my answer to those questions. the person who did... or does... or whatever. anyways! its a nick name for some one I know. that my friends gave. If you are a girl, then I highly suggest getting nicknames for all the guys you talk about frequently. They come in handy when you need to say something to your friend in front of that guy, about that guy. they have no idea who you are talking about!
4. swear words. I mean, are they really necessary? Come on people, there are other words.
5. A recent thing, Touching. I used to be a very touchy person, but recently I have gotten sick of it. only my super close friends will I touch. and it really annoys me when you like step away from someone, and they keep scooting towards you.
6. People. Sometimes. Just because they don't get hints very well.
7. Blisters.  I mean who doesn't hate blisters? (the people who don't... get it? ya I know, stupid joke)
8. That one car key couple. Oh, this is a good story, don't worry. So there was this one time I was waiting for my sister to come out to her car. I was sitting there with McKell and there was this couple, and heaven forbid he teases her. he took her keys and she started crying cause "she wanted to go home." This was me: forehead, meet palm. When I have a boyfriend, I want him to do things like that. I like to goof off. I think serious people are lame.
9. Serious people. they are all like "I'm too cool to smile." "wow they are so immature cause they laugh" "how could they have fun?" okay, maybe not that bad... but you get the point.
10. People that take your stuff. I'm like "its my stuff, don't take it. duh."
11. Being unable to focus because of thoughts. especially when taking a test.
12. Pencils. I hate pencils. HATE.
13. When my parents try to get me to eat something. the other night I was saying I'm not hungry. and they say "well this is dinner. And if you don't eat now, then you wont eat." I'm like I'm not hungry. that doesn't change the fact of if I want dinner now or not. Geez. Or, if it's something I don't like, "if you do this then it tastes good." I don't like it. that doesn't make me want it more by offering different ways.
So these are just some things that annoy me. I know this was probably the most boring blog you have ever read. sorry, I am still learning. feel free to make a comment and suggest things you want to know about!