Saturday, March 31, 2012

Montana with Lynny

Week number three of march trips

Highlights: Lynny and I videoed the whole trip... but the video's are too embarrassing to put up here, we brought a nome everywhere we went to take pictures with, buying our first lotto ticket and not knowing how to use it (hahaha such Utahns), fake laughing at our tour guides ridiculous comments, sleeping in a sorority house, barely being able to stay awake on the ride home, touring university of missoula campus, and most of all deciding I wasn't going to go to school there!
(oh and look at the picture in the top left... co-pilot with a map :) )

Friday, March 30, 2012

Moab with the Zimmerman's

week number two from march trips

I love camping with these guys more than anyone else by far, the fact that we don't do the "touristy hikes", there are constantly quotes from great movies being thrown around,  and of course because these boys really know how to make me laugh :)
Highlights: we hiked undercover canyon and elephant butte, slept under the stars, tried not to get radioactive poisoning from the mines, threw rocks at an abandoned school bus, repelled, ate peanut m&m's and peach rings, petted cars, and got to watch chandler trip and fall down a sand dune!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

St. George with KT. M

week number one from march trips

Highlights: during this trip we discovered the lunch hole, I made grilled cheese sandwiches with mustard and tomato... (you would think it was gross but I liked it :) ), late night ice cream and tootsie rolls, and we found some great clothes at the d.i. 

p.s. the St. George D.I. is one of the best D.I.'s because of all the old people that live down there that donate their clothes!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

can't sleep

You know when you can't sleep because you keep replaying events from the day trying to decide how they could have gone or what you would have done different. Welcome to what is happening to me at this exact moment. I don't know how it is with other people but I know when I have too much going on in my head the best way to get rid of it is by shutting my door, turning on my Ipod, and taking a paint brush or pen to paper. I'm not an artist by any means but it helps. And I know I said paper but lets be honest more than half of the time my paint brush ends up on my walls :) 

don't ask me why I am about to put up this next picture... even though I'm fully aware that it is thoroughly creepy... I kind of like it :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

March Weekends

March has been fun for a many reasons but lets be honest, the main reason is because every weekend i've made it out of Draper! :) Here are the places I've gone and who I went with ~ in short version (there will be more details of each trip coming soon)!

Week 1:
St. George, with Katie Mikkleson

Week 2: 
Moab, with the Zimmerman boys and Parkers roommate Jared

Week 3:
Montana, with Lynny

Week 4: 
St. George and Vegas, with Katie Mikkelson and Christy Seabolt

Coming soon, Week 5:
Hawaii, with Brittan Tehan and my family!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

home sweet home!

Check out where I'll be living in 5 months! I can't wait to move out and start this thing we call college! I also have some of the best roommates, so look out USU (oh yeah well obviously I ended up committing to USU... :) ) 

Monday, March 19, 2012

a wish list

(1) Ovation cell therapy for my hair (2) Petzl Luna climbing harness in (jade/grey/green)
(3) La Sportiva Mythos rock shoe's-woman in (green)
(4) HD helmet or motorsport hero gopro.

These are the top things on my wish list right now! Oh what I could do with any of these things ... maybe the easter bunny will take in to account the fact that I don't want candy this year :) 

Sunday, March 18, 2012


-we started out with a bike ride through down town Salt Lake City, 
and breakfast at Carlucci's Bakery!

-Dropped off to get ready!

hair done and photo taken by Kaitlyn VanHoff

-Then picked up, Dinner at Tsunami, Dancing at the Capitol building!

-And what better way to end the night but with cup art :)

2011 Operation Jyoti

This is a little video of our India expedition, so you guys can get a better feel for what it was like! Every time I watch this I feel inspired to be the best person I know I can be, so I hope this can bring a little of that into your life too! 

-Oh and P.S. that pool I jumped into at the end was in the Himalayas and it was so cold!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I guess i've never talked about the fact that this last November I went to India to teach english... I don't talk about it much because it was such a life changing experience and it's hard to try and explain the experiences and memories made over there (that's why it is so amazing when I get to hang out with my YMAD group (operation Jyoti) because they just understand). But any way I finally got around to developing some of the film I took over there and wanted to share this picture.

- sorry the way it scanned on to my computer made it look really dusty

Monday, March 12, 2012

when you have butterflies in your stomach :)

ok so I'm already thoroughly embarrassed that I'm even putting this song on my blog, the video's cheesy background and words make it worse... I know ok! So you can just push play and then close your eyes and it's not as bad.

But the thing is,  I can't help the way I feel!!!!! :) 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

weekend updates

I held a crepe night with my old YMAD group! I've missed them so much and what better way to spend time with missed friends than over a plate of homemade crepes?

Then I went down town with all but one of my best friends (brit is in sunny Hawaii) to our favorite cafe  Carlucci's Bakery, never been? Well it's a must if you come visit Utah.
(we get their mouth watering famous fruit tarts every time!)

Finally to wrap it all up, I went night snow shoeing with these guys :) 

Monday, March 5, 2012

waking up happy

I know I'm behind from the weekend but today was so great I wanted to hurry and share so everyone could enjoy to! Today was one of those days where my head popped off the pillow and I already had a smile on my face! Yummy breakfast, made it on time to class, got ALL my homework done before 3 in the afternoon, took an hour before work to go outside (its 60 degrees today... in Utah?) and read the new book I got from the library,  went on a 7 mile run with one of my best friends from california (and the run was amazing!!!), came home had a delicious organic dinner, and now I get to climb into bed and sleep in because tomorrow is late start! Not only was this a relaxing-ly productive day but I found something to laugh about all the while. I hope your week can be just as great! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012


This weekend has already been full of fun activities, yummy food, and friends! I have plenty more to share with you guys but not enough time so heres to an amazing weekend