Monday, February 28, 2011

100 pages left:)

Day 5= A picture of my favorite memory.

Dear 30 day challenge.
You got me, I can't choose. (and I don't have that many picture) Instead I am making a list of just SOME of the good ones. included will be a letter from Whitney Floyd reminiscing on a few of ours, along with some of my own thoughts

Respectfully, Liz

There was the time...
-EVERY Saturday my senior year Kate, Al, and I ding dong ditched Brennon.
-all the summer sunsets that I watched with Kate:)

-Scooter/Roller blade gang every C day of Highschool

-When Tamra and I ended up going to the Gay pride parade...

-2nd Christmas in March with Tamra, Neil and Ben/ Special Olympics

-When Jon, Ben, and I went to Mc Ds dressed high class and brought a table cloth and appropriate dining utensils
-I told Mama P she was no fun... and then she threw a glass of water one me... over dinner. haha
-When John Daniel and I filled up a huge punching bag balloon with water... and then popped it...(sorry mom)
-I drew a smiley face in my moms "practice cheesecake" she told us not to touch it..(Someday I will say sorry and mean it Mom)
-When my friend and I wore giant animal sunglasses all day at the zoo.
-Walking around Ashland all day and "Hiking" in lithia park with Chase

AND this is part of a letter from Whitney

WE will have many more memories to come but don't worry 
I wont accidently gleek on your face when i'm trying to tell you a story.
We will make many forts in our family room.
AND hopefully we wont be left alone together at home to snoop through everyones personals.
We can make naked snow angels if you want.
And then cuddle on your bed to watch Glee or the Office, but not too close cuz thats too much affection. 
THEN you can throw your pillow at the light 56 times to turn it off when its time to go to bed.
And if i accidently fall off my bed with my legs crossed we can laugh our faces off.
And during the summer we can go jump off bridges. (AND when I say we i mean you, because we both know how reliable i am)

 AND then we can tie some candy to a string and pull some pranks on boys and call ourselves GENUIUSES!! (BUT only if you don't dump the water too early :] )
PERHAPS we can go to a Harry Potter premier and salmon the crap out of each other, and some strangers if felicia is there.
THEN we can milk a bloody cow hahahah I guess that doesnt work on white girl hair.
AFTER we can put our swim suits on and play in the rain just so we can cross it off of our bucket list. (yes, I still have our bucketlist)

Sorry 30 Day challenge.  But I gladly Fail today,  No way can I choose!

Quote:“Sow a thought, reap and act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap and eternal destiny.   –Such is the power- and the outcome—of our thoughts” -David O. Mckay

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I LOVE Sundays

I just gotta say that...Last night I went to a talent show,  It was so special! I felt so honored that so many people were brave enough to share things that they are gifted at.  Things that they had spent time learning.  regardless whether they were confident or not in getting up in front of everyone and performing. everyone did SO well,  I really felt so much love for the performers! What studs! way to stick it to the man and increase your ability :D :D :D

So Day 4= A picture of my favorite night.

This was a hard question.  I can think of so many fun/funny/amazing nights with such amazing people but the winner is...

One summer night there was a meteor shower,  Mama P loaded us and our friends up in our van. We drove about an hour into the mountains, into the middle of no where, with our lawn chairs and all sat and watched the meteor shower until late.  This is NOT a real picture of it.  but that night was my favorite.

Quote= "How could you be unhappy with 20 thingamabobs?" -John ByTheWay

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I am Growing up!

Last night I came to the consensus with Kara (my roommate) that we should build a fort.  In the past I would gladly build and sleep in a fort on the ground... BUT I am an old lady and really didn't want to sleep on the floor.  so! check it.   Old age rocks!
We even sport the old lady pajamas. :)

Oh! and Day3= A picture of the cast from my favorite TV show

Shout out to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air I love you and always will but! if I am honest with myself....

Gotta love it.

"Your happiness is entirely dependent on you, there is no variable, there is no situation, there is no one else that can make you as happy as you can.  Others may aid your happiness, but only if you allow it" -Evan Johnson

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 2

Day 2= A picture of you and the person you have been closest with longest

I chose my cousin Neil and my Best friend Tamra.  I have known both for so long but I have known Neil since he was born.  They always got my back.
I always got cranky when Tamra and Neil used to kiss.  thank goodness she is married now (not to Neil)

“If life throws at you something you can’t control work on the one thing you can, yourself” 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 Days

So... There is this 30 day "challenge" thing going around.  I am choosing to participate however I have some doubts about it being a challenge.  I mean its just things about me and I know myself.  But I decided that since this is kind of a journal it might be cool?

Day 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts

1. I have a mild obsession with Elvis
2. I love heavenly father and Jesus Christ a lot, lets face it they rock
3. I can say the ABCs backwards without thinking twice
4. I am double jointed in my arm pits 
5. I firmly believe that chocolate milk can solve a whole lot of problems
6. Skydiving didn't scare me, germs do
7. I would give almost anything to go to the 2014 World Cup
8. It may shock you but I have never gotten a ticket (knock on wood)
9. I love big fat rain drops
10. My family is SO important to me,  My lil bros= my BFFs

“In gods strength we can do all things” this is Not really anything to do with anything today its just because I like it

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

stop and think

I love when life gives you little things to smile about all day, I hope we all take the time to recognize them this is my list of the little things that made me smile today

  • This morning Daniel made me breakfast (even if was just toasting a bagel for me, he is my best friend)
  • I had to drop my brother off at work this morning, somehow I managed to get lost… I thought it was funny and laughed my face off at myself.
  • At work during the beginning of my first class (It is a class with young ladies in their late 60s) Judy said to me “Liz how are you today, I don’t know about you but I am feeling SEXY” She is one sexy sixty year old :D 
  • A little boy in one of my classes informed me that the drain in the pool was actually a passage way to where the cannibals live, He very politely requested that we please avoid that area of the pool.  (I love my job can I just say that 50 more times?)
  • At my Institute class today my good friend shared some insights that I REALLY needed.  (I hope you read this Jared and thank you again)
  • My younger brother and I went on an “adventure” to pick up John from work.  Unfortunately there were no animals to see today on our African safari, after awhile we got bored and spent a long time contemplating if a steam boiler could run on milk instead of water.  (Not as random as it may seem we spend to much time watching documentaries)

  • I cleaned up my brothers room for him and left an annoying   “ I love you” sticky note on his computer

  • There was a new container of fresh salsa in the fridge…I may or may not just eat strait salsa from time to time… sometimes I use chips but It’s not like I am fooling anyone, I just use it as a spoon.

  • The first thing my mom said to me today was I love you.  I really like it when that happens

Those are a few of my smiles! Hopefully they made you smile too? Judy wins the quote of the day.  You rock Judy just saying but she never learned how to swim and just started learning a month ago.  I could not be more proud of her she is so great!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I really want a puppy

Today I just want to tell everyone in the world a few things that may or may not be unrelated:)

If you ever get the chance to take a gander at my wrists DO IT in the last few days I have received bracelets to represent our friendship and unity from FOUR of my friends!  how in the world did I get so lucky?

The ever so amazing Mama P.  asked me what kind of clothing I needed.  I said mission clothes. SO! I got some mission clothes today! It's so rad!! (August come faster)

I was filmed in a high class commercial today,  So basically if you have any last words for me before the commercial airs leme know... Stardom changes people.

Johnny cakes and I decided to go to the coast tomorrow to play.  :D (be jealous)

anyways a wise soul once told me "There are BIG ships and there are small ships, but the best kind of ship is friendship

Friday, February 18, 2011

This is Why

Every once in awhile I think I am having a rough day.  THEN I realize how many great things I have going for me, how lucky I am for every little thing I experience,  and how happy I should be for other people when they are feeling joy!

Here is what I know.

It's about a ten minute drive to work  and every day I realize how awesome god is! the drive is M azingly pretty

I get to work and realize that I can not stop smiling.  What I do makes me so happy even when it is difficult.  But then again, who wouldn't be happy getting paid to go play at the pool all day with their friends... I tried to think of something bad about my "job" once... couldn't do it.

I go home and every evening my Dad (who is SO rad) makes a very pretty plate of dinner that he has somehow saved for me with a few boys around who eat ALOT. It is super cute of him.
                   (this is not really my meal.  I just like smiley faces..)

I have the bests friends and family anyone could ever ask for!  They are the best kind of people in the whole wide world.  I am so glad I got so lucky:)  

I got lucky enough to have my beliefs!

I got some skillz

the list goes on...

Quote for today: “Do not just endure, enjoy the special moments” – Brother Baird

Monday, February 14, 2011

Spreadin the Love

Me: Whale you be my Valentines?
Mama P: Dolphinetly

Love you Mom.
 (Yes I know, I am the best daughter in the whole wide world)

To all those haters,  Yes,  You should show the people you love that you love them everyday of the whole year.  Yes,  It is the pits to see all the happy couples today exchanging gifts and being so in love when you might not have a significant other.  I acknowledge you.  (however I view this day differently than you but thank goodness for different points of view right?) ps I am no hypocrite I don't have a significant other this V day.

To everyone! I LOVE you! not to be confused with me being IN love with you.  I love this day.  There is an excuse to let everyone know that you love them in cute ways! how awesome is that! and just a side note.  If you're feeling like no one loves you, don't forget.  God loves you and understands you.  and on top of that.  I bet if you really tried you could think of at least 5 people who care about you.  Thas all.

Its been a fun week.  Making Valentines, treats, and heart attacking people.  This quote wins for today
"Truthfully she's better than the girl of my dreams, I mean, she's real." 500 days of summer

Peace and Blessings:)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stick it to the man

I don’t know about everyone else but I get some kicks out of defying anything.  HOWEVER In my old age I have learned that doing the things I am supposed to do when I am supposed to do them will keep me happy  (I really like being happy).   But also! I learned that I can still stick it to the man.  My good friend taught me that the man can be Satan.  And I can stick it to him all day long!  I love it.  He wants me to feel scared or intimidated? HEAL NO!  give in on things that tempt me? No way mayn. 

This combined with knowing that if I work hard enough I can do anything, and also knowing that other people have such huge potential if they apply themselves makes me feel SO FREE. Watch out world If I keep doing the Lord asks of me Ima be unstoppable!  Cool right?

                                     (this is me being unstoppable)

Stick it to the man! “Try a little harder to be a little better.” –Gordon B. Hinkly  

Monday, February 7, 2011

TODAY! I received my first Valentines of the year!  I am feeling gladness, this is it.

My friend Alana who is 6 years old made this to me.  She presented it to me with so much pride:)
thats her an I holding hands Alana you made me day!
Her and I also watched Princess Frog
and since my theme seems to be love lately I want everyone to watch this video
Its probably my favorite love song ever right now!

Sorry to be so mushy ;) anywho Claude Monet said once "People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary
 to understand, when it's simply necessary to love." 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Be mine

TODAY! I was in wal mart.  I ended up looking at all the Valentines, you know the ones that come in those boxes used by little kids?
 I got way to excited... I decided to purchase some for my friends:D so! after a very hard decision between the spider man ones and the bug ones.
                       I went home put on some love music and started working on my Valentines!!!!!

A good friend of mine called me during this process and asked what I was up to after a short conversation He  got off the phone saying
 "Liz I love you like Japanese kids love Sponge bob McDonald's toys"    
 This is probably one of the most romantic things anyone could say to me because for a short time i obsessed about this video below
anyways. SPREAD THE LOVE its almost Valentines day:D

John Perry= Legit

This morning I woke up
I had a very strong desire to go surfing  
called John (He was sleeping just down the hall)
I say "lets go surfing"
He says "alright Port Orford?"
love him

Were doing a talent show for our family reunion
I say "John you play the uke I'll play the guitar and sing"
He says "sounds cool"

I have been obsessing about hiking lately
I say "John lets Daniel you and I backpack 3 days over Memorial day weekend."  
He says "I should be back from the dom repub by then sure"

He is always asking me to go rock climbing with him.

He always asks me how my day was.
He is a profesh Kite boarder

He is a babe (oh he looks like me:) )
When he is out of shape he goes on 12 mile runs.... (who are you?)


This Kid is someone everyone should know.  I laugh my face off with him,  Sometimes we fight but he is one of my best friends and always will be! Love your guts Johnny Cakes.

Quote fo today: “The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.”  –Spencer W. Kimbell.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Some things make my heart beat fast

This is a video that I sometimes watch more than once a day.  It really can turn anything around for me that is not going well.  And it really helps with my perspective.  so  WATCH THIS its worth every minute.

oh and HAPPY GROUNDHOGS DAY! Today was beautiful! that cranky old groundhog saw his shadow and hid in his ground.  Winter is supposedly going to last 6 more weeks.  I don't buy it, I used to put a lot of faith into this holiday but now I am now a skeptic.

I could take a million quotes from Elder Busche but today : "The lord does not ask our ability or inability, he asks our availability.  And if we prove our dependability then he will take care of our capability". An Elder