Tuesday, December 16
Burn This City (Cartel)
2.WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Untie My Hands (The Fat Potato)
3.WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
So Long (Guster)
4.WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
When It Rains (Maria Mena)
5.WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Dying to Find Out (Benton Paul)
6.WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Dear Daddy (Black Eyed Peas)
7.WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
The only thing worse than beating a dead horse is betting on one (Relient K)
8.WHAT IS 2+2?
Passing Afternoon (Iron & Wine)
9.WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Semi-Charmed Life (3rd Eye Blind)
10.WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Mientes Tan Bien (Sin Banderas)
11.WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Tell Her (Del Amitri)
12.WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Broken Man (Boys Like Girls)
13.WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Follow Through (Gavin DeGraw)
14.WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
The Boob Fairy (Diedre Flint)
15.WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
This Land is Mine (Dido)
16.WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
They Call You Holy (TJ McCloud)
17.WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Curbside Prophet (Jason Mraz)
18.WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
To Be With You (David Archuleta)
19.WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Snails (The Format)
20.WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
What Matters (Edwin McCain)
21.HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Here It Goes Again (okgo)
22.WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
The Last Song Ever (Secondhand Serenade)
23.WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
24.WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Ground On Down (Ben Harper)
25.WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Drop By Drop (D&C Seminary Soundtrack)
26.WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Emily (Book of Mormon Seminary Soundtrack)
27.DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Limon y Sal (Julieta Venegas)
28.IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Wish I (Jem)
29.WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Son de Amores (Andy y Lucas)
30.WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Where's the Love? (Hanson)
Which ones are your favorites?????
Saturday, November 29
Lately I have had the attitude that I don't need anybody (listen to the Collective Soul song "Needs" it's my theme song) but there are some people that have greatly come to influence my life due to the fact that I spend more time with them than anybody else. Those people are my students. I cannot begin to express how they have influenced me and how much my life is blessed through interactions with them.
I was so very thankful for this past General Conference and the messages that I received. I am thankful for Sundays and for my new calling. I am thankful I was given the opportunity to teach at Elk Ridge--I really do feel so lucky to be there. I love that I can see the beautiful Wasatch mountains from my window every single day. This next one might not be considered an event but I am so very thankful for prayer and priesthood blessings.
Since I have been home from my mission I haven't really noticed any trials in my life. Any time I might start to worry about something, I just remember how things have always worked out. Heavenly Father is always watching out for me and His tender mercies are truly everywhere. He has really taken care of me this year and while I am worried about some things going on with my family right now, I see that He is helping my parents and siblings and doing what is best for all of us.
Lately I have also been feeling extremely grateful for some very simple things that I might not be able to put into those categories and I would like to address those. First of all, I am thankful for the ability (which I have lost this week) to TASTE and to SMELL. Thanksgiving dinner isn't the same when you can't taste it, and part of what makes guys so appealing is when they smell good. I'm thankful for HAIR, one of my co-workers (an 8th grade English teacher) has been going through chemo for several years now and she wears a bandana to school most days. When she put that one on her list I decided to never complain about my hair because the truth I would always prefer a bad hair day over a no hair day. I'm thankful to live in a house with FLOORS not made of dirt or cement. I'm thankful for WASHING MACHINES because I know from 18 months of personal experience (and 3 just recently) that life stinks without them.
"So amid the conflict, whether great or small, do not be discouraged; God is over all. Count your many blessings; angels will attend, help and comfort give you to your journey's end."
Hymns, p. 241
Tuesday, November 11
PS. I love David Archuleta, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Thursday, October 2
4 people who call, text, or email me regularly:
2. Cafe Rio Salad
4 places I would rather be:
4 movies I would watch over and over:
2. Motorcycle Diaries
3. The Heroes seasons 1 and 2 dvds
4. The Best 2 years
Saturday, July 12
Well, some good things about Oregon is that I get to grill all the time. I forgot how much I LOVE my dad's barbeques. The weather is fabo, being with the family is good and I've been spending some quality time with both parents. This week, however, has been a bit of challenge because they are both gone at girl's camp and I am home with the 2 youngest brothers and my little sister. Riley has been smoking weed every day, which my parents are sort of aware of what he's been doing, but I don't think they realize how bad of a problem it is. And Joel's had a rough week, one of his close friends drowned in the Sandy river. Being the mother figure is difficult, I've been carting them all over town, making sure dinner is ready and trying to keep the house clean...what a job. It hasn't left much time for friends but tonight I got a much needed break by hanging out with my friend Tammy. We got some curry and then went to her house and watched the office and played cards. My friends definitely keep me sane, that's for sure.
Oh, and I think having someone pump gas for you is wierd. I missed it while I was in Utah, but now that I'm here it just doesn't feel right.
And also, I love Fonzie.
Monday, June 23
Tuesday, June 17
Tuesday, June 10
Friday, May 30
Wednesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 7
Also, I smiled today when Jessica came in to find out her missing assignments. She has been uber-snotty the past few days, we are talking eye-rolling every 5 seconds I ask her to do something, yelling at me for helping her too much, yelling at me for not catering to her every need. BIG ATTITUDE. Anyways, she was polite and refrained from any rude comments today. That makes me glad because I really do like her and think she's a good girl. Just one of those people that you hate to be on their bad side.
Tuesday, May 6
Okay, on to other things that make me smile. Last week Gena Sanchez (the only 7th grader I know who can pull off a nose piercing) told me that their class only acts so bad because Mrs. Kofoed made them that way. I had to laugh because it's so absolutely ridiculous. I thought about replying, "oh, well, in that case you can just keep acting like little hellions...since it's not your fault you choose to behave that way." Seriously, who is their teacher now? ME! That's what I thought.