Monday, April 11, 2011

Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes

This song is my obsession today. I heard it for the first time, and have listened at least 25 times. I think it's the cutest. And I shall give the credit to the one and only..

Alex Crandall.
I really don't know what we're doing in this picture but yes, i do love her enough to be kneeling at her feet after an ice cream war.
Anyway, Alex is amazing. She has great taste in music. And here is the joyful song :)

Weekends Are Happy

I went to the spring musical Camelot and saw some of my very best friends play the lead roles!! The play was wonderful, and every single actor and actress exceeded my expectations!

Guinevere: Jessica

Jessica, Caroline, Joey, Me, Adam (King Arthur), Becca
Cali and Jessica in front.

Then we died eggs at Haylee's! I wish my camera had a picture of us all but these ones are just mine and Leah's. :)

I can really count on Leah to love Spring with me. She came over on Sunday so we could make cute spring cookies too! They had toasted coconut and peanut M&M's to look like bird's nests :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sally & Gwen

My little dolls are cute. I hope they are best cousins friends forever <3

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Memory Lane

One time my gorgeous cousin, Emily got married!
I just really love this picture. Us four on the right used to be inseparable. Emily was the leader because she was oldest. So she got to choose which polly, or barbie, or beanie baby she wanted first. Also, she was the president of our club in their tree. Then she grew up and now she's married! I'm happy we are all related by blood because I really love us and want us all to be friends forever :)

Conference quote of the day:
"Apparently the gospel is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" -Jeffrey R. Holland
That reminds me of earlier this school year when I was talking to my stake president. I confessed that I felt like I was just going through good motions, but I felt stagnant in the gospel. And it made me feel uncomfortable. He told me it was because the Lord was calling me up. He knew I could do better, so he made it uncomfortable for me to be too "comfortable" going through the motions. That changed me.
On the flip side of the quote, I have had so many times where I've been comforted while afflicted. Through the gospel :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I've Got A Lot To Say

Ok, this conference. Amazing!! I'm sure all conferences are as amazing as this one, but I've never paid so much attention. So it's been wonderful. I'm thinking I'll save all my favorite quotes/stories for other posts but I'll start with this one.

That's Kent F. Richards talk from Saturday morning. I especially liked the story of the 13 year old hospitalized girl (starting at approx. 8:05 second in). She told her dad that every child in that hospital has angels :). It reminded me that EVERYONE has angels! We all have angels cheering us on in our lives! Specifically, I think of my grandma. She passed away when I was four. I remember after that in my childhood, whenever I was sad, I would hug the air, imagining my grandma hugging me back. I know she was there. :)

Now time for scattered, happy pictures!

The Happy Couple. I think this should have been on their wedding announcement. They really love cats.. Ok the reason I torture them by putting this up is because of this story: On the morning of April 1st, i woke up to a text from Jason saying he has been feeling like this for a while and are officially calling off the engagement, and asking for our prayers. I was sooo confused because all they ever do is say "I love you" and giggle and cuddle! But I trusted him, so I got down on my knees and prayed for him. Then texted him back and he replied APRIL FOOLS. Ha. That little demon. But I am very relieved, because I am much excited to have Candace in the family :)


Sally and I on the flying fish ride at Seaworld.
P.s. I have a newfound love for dolphins? I do.
I would like to formally request of my father to make one of these. It's just two stretchy tarps! Who knew it would be soo fun to bounce back and forth between them? Very soothing actually.
We love when grandma shares her beach hats with us :)
Shauna takes cute pictures.
Gwen and James playing dress up :)
Cole cannot stay away from Derek! Notice the empty couch on the right? Nope. Cole jumps right on top of Derek and declares them snuglets. Yes, snuglets. Ok i love my brothers. And General Conference with them!
Chorale! Yes we do look like we are at a summer camp.. but this design was voted for the t-shirts so this design it is! None other than my Sadies date, Joey, designed em!

I feel like I have more happy things to say and pictures to share, but this is lengthy anyway, so we'll save those for another post! But life is happy! And SPRING is happy! Spring smells!! I'll never get over these orange blossoms.