Friday, December 28, 2012

Today feels like a groupon day

I've been having tons of fun down here in the great lone star state. And Christmas time is the best. Because of the music. The spirit. The decorations. The family time. [The sweets.] For Christmas, we exchanged some gifts, Santa came and brought some gifts, but most importantly we had an awesome time together. As a family. Had some friends over, and just shared in the wonderful Christmas spirit.
It was awesome.

Our family bonding for today was all supported by Groupon. We went bowling - Groupon! We ate pizza - Groupon! My brother and sis-in-law went to a movie - Groupon! Hahah, can you tell we really like Groupon?

Anyways, my nephew who is 1 and a half years old helped me bowl. He got my only spare throughout the two games we played. Seriously. The only reason I broke 50 points the second game was because of him... Have I mentioned I'm terrible at bowling? But anyways, here's an adorable picture of him watching the ball roll down the lane. I'm a proud little aunt... :)

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas time celebrations

Before I left Utah, I went to the Christmas concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, with Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw.

Talk about AMAZING. Alfie Boe is amazing. The MoTab is amazing. I loved it! My brother Cam and sister-in-law Janet took me and their friend Laura. Seriously awesome. Then we went to Temple Square and walked around. So much fun!

How are you celebrating the Christmas season?

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Thursday, December 20, 2012


My parents are awesome, 1st edition.
They waited to decorate for Christmas, since I'm the one who still makes them decorate, until I got home since it's my favorite. Man they love me.

So as my mom and I were decorating she hands me our tree skirt and I decided to give it another purpose, because things with two purposes are so much cooler (example -- pillow pet, need I say more?). I've decided to call it the (tree)skirt, since it's a skirt no matter what! (Patent pending...) Naturally I need a table runner/shawl as well (I prefer to call it a shrunner).

What do you think? Does this make me a stylish-fashionista-thrifty blogger girl?!

I have now decided I want a tutu, preferably not a burlap one though! Dear Santa... :)

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Sunday, December 16, 2012


My first niece was born one week ago, on Sunday December 9th. And today I got to go see her and hold her and play with her. It was awesome.


So dang happy. Or as my brother Brett likes to say "TOTES EXCITES!" (except he says it with a total mocking tone).

Here's a picture of me and my completely adorable niece, Macie!
I'm kinda in heaven. Pure happiness. Total bliss.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Another mission call...!

Last year I had the privilege of having Christina as one of my fabulous roommates. She is such a talented photographer and such an amazing girl. And now she's going on a mission!!

Mission: Santa Rosa, California
Language: Spanish
Reporting: February 20, 2013

I'm going to miss her like crazy, but I'm so dang excited for her!

Learn more about missions here.
Read about the exciting missionary announcement here.
It's kind of a big deal.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ending the semester with style

Now that my roommates and I finished finals, we had to do something to celebrate.

So tonight Sophia, Jamie, Kenzie and I...RENTED A PUPPY.
Yes. We rented a puppy. It was awesome. For reals. He, Wesley, came over for a few hours and played and cuddled with us. So dang awesome. He was adorable and so sweet.

Totally worth it.
Check out the adorable pictures and be jealous (as you should be).

Now I'm so dang excited to go home and play with my doggie, Penny!!
I'm going home Saturday...cannot wait!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Street compliments

This video is so cool. Have you given anyone a sincere, heartfelt compliment lately?

You know when you're on campus or around town, and a stranger is just nice to you? Or gives you a compliment? And you feel all warm-fuzzy inside and you just feel happy? It's awesome. Such an amazing feeling. So go tell someone something nice and make someone's day!! I know it always makes me feel so much better. And we can all use that, especially during finals week. :)

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Snowy Sunday

It snowed this morning!

Jamie (JB, James, Jam Jam), me (Maddawg, Mad Gab, Mads), and Makenzie (Kenz, Mickey K, Z) and I woke up to a snowy Sunday morning! Naturally we had to take post-church pictures.
 I'm wearing: glasses (Eyemasters ha), cream shirt with awesome angel wing like sleeves (thrifted), black lace skirt (JCP), purple tights (Hue brand, from Marshalls), and black suede wedges (Famous Footwear).

And now for some snow pictures.
We tried taking cute outfit pictures, adorable poses and such buuuut it wasn't working ...instead we just started dancing around and taking pictures. It's much more our style. Plus it produced hilarious, awesome, adorable pictures. Enjoy!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

MOA fun!

Tonight my friend Shane and I went to BYU's Museum of Art, commonly known as the MOA (moh-ahhh...because BYU and us Mormon's sure love our acronyms!)

It was awesome. There were two exhibits we loved. The superhero and monsters one, then we quickly went to the Andy Warhol exhibit and played with the silver balloons... So much fun!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The final countdown. finals week. ha. ha. (okay not really funny, I know, just humor me..)

Eeeek. I can't believe the semester is almost over.
I'm so dang excited to be done.
I'm so dang excited to be home. In Texas. With my family!
I'm so dang excited to see my nephew.
I'm so dang excited for my sister to have her baby!
I'm so dang excited to meet my neice!!!!

So I don't know about y'all but I'm pretty dang busy these next two weeks with final projects, then studying, then finals.

And sometimes, you just need a break. Here are the things that are keeping me alive, well, and laughing!

Gif Humor.

I have recently acquired a gif addiction. They are hilarious. This is how I've been feeling lately.

It Just Gets Stranger.

This one takes a little longer to get into, but nonetheless hilarious. You at least need to read the Snuggie Texts part 1 and part 2. Also, Yahoo answers never fail to make me chuckle. Or really anything from his Messing with People list.

Suri's Burn Book.

Awesome pictures of famous people's kids and hilarious captions.

Just Say Amen Already.

Funny funny Mormon humor. We're all thinking it, they just say it.

Good luck with finals everyone!
If you're lucky and don't have finals for whatever reason, be dang grateful! :)

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