Monday, October 24, 2011

Blog Neglection

So I neglect this blog pretty badly! Just trying to keep my life simple. I've been working on a bunch of photo shoots soon to be posted to my photo blog which I try to update regularly (Hiya Papaya) so check there in the next little bit...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A good dream, a tender mercy

A good dream is a tender mercy, isn't it? Amidst the trials, the heartaches, the pains of life... a sweet dream that can relieve us of any of it--even for just a moment--is lovely.

"We should not underestimate or overlook the power of the Lord’s tender mercies. The simpleness, the sweetness, and the constancy of the tender mercies of the Lord will do much to fortify and protect us in the troubled times in which we do now and will yet live. When words cannot provide the solace we need or express the joy we feel, when it is simply futile to attempt to explain that which is unexplainable, when logic and reason cannot yield adequate understanding about the injustices and inequities of life, when mortal experience and evaluation are insufficient to produce a desired outcome, and when it seems that perhaps we are so totally alone, truly we are blessed by the tender mercies of the Lord and made mighty even unto the power of deliverance (see 1 Ne. 1:20)." --Elder David A. Bednar

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving list 2010

I'm a little late in posting this.
I'm thankful for so much. Here's a list for 2010 off the top of my head:

-The 7 lil' ones I live with and the pure joy I feel whenever I'm with them!
-My dear mom
-waking up to the sound of kid chaos
-My sisters and bro. I'm so grateful to have the best family ever.
-More 'family' I'm grateful for--my old and new friends. All dear to me.
-hand sani
-My dad, the funniest guy I know
-feeling the peace and comfort that can only come from God.
-the many opportunities I've had to travel around, meet people from all over, experience different cultures.
-Articles in the ensign
-Huntington beach (my nearest favorite beach)
-being able to pick up a volleyball and play for a few hours, after all these years
-A good speaker system to play my musics on.
-Growing up LDS
-little notes cute lil' Ashley writes me
-swimming with my workout buddies
-Living with my sis, Heather! She's one of the most amazing persons I know.
-all the opportunities I have to learn, serve, and teach
-a warm, cozy down comforter
-SKI season
-Chili and rice
-Snow body sledding with my sibs
-Cuddling with my twinners
-Sadie saying, "HI JESSI!!!!!" whenever she sees me
-Road trips with good friends

I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving. Usually my dad and I travel to Idaho to spend it with my sister and her family, and I missed that! But this year we stayed home and it was great.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Anais Nin

We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The disadvantage of a gift certificate

...if you don't write an expiration date it lasts forever! My mom pulled this out of her files for me last night. She wants me to start vacuuming and making breakfast, d'oh!