Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Do you ever have days that you think and reflect constantly?

This is my day backwards…

I filled out report cards for the kids I teach lessons too.

The report cards for the older kids I am required to write a message, generally the message written is something like “I hope to see you next month!” or “You did great!” BUT as I was about to write my messages I remembered the teachers that have influenced my life and changed my life.  They were the ones that took the time to love me and made the extra effort to help me understand that I am unique and special and worthwhile.   So even though it took an extra half hour or so I took the time to write a real message to each kid.  Maybe it doesn’t matter, but maybe it does and I just helped mold someone into a better person by just taking a little extra timeJ

I visited my roomy Kara at work!

I really like her and so I decided she needed some love from my hear t to hers.  She always listens to me and the cheesy things I say about chase.  Also she puts up with all my peculiar behavior, like when I remake my bed 5 or 6 times just so that the blanket looks completely strait.  She thinks its funny when I sleep talk and never gets freaked out.  SO! I cut out a big red heart and taped it to her window.  I may or may not have wrote a small love note.

On my way home from work the sun was setting and it was one of the most beautiful sunsets ever.  I had to pull over and just look at it for a little bit.  The air was still warm and so I got out of my car and just admired it.  My life is a good one


I am really starting to see kids improve in their swimming abilities.  I never in a million years thought that I would love teaching so much.  I thought that I would never have the patience.  I guess prayers really work;)

Mama P and I hiked table rock

Today was SOOOOO beautiful outside.  So we headed to the table rocks and walked our way up to the top and enjoyed the beautiful weather and view.  Thank you heavenly father for giving us this beautiful planet called earth.  I would never have been creative enough to come up with a place that is so completely beautiful
Work (in the office)

I wore my princess headband.  Yes I am 20… but my Dad always told me I was a princess so its appropriate that I have a sparkly diamond headband no big.  People always call me hun, sweety, or dearest.  But today!!!! A man was leaving the pool and said “bye princess” I wish he knew that he made my day.

I gave Daniel a ride to school.  He is my best friend.  I can’t even remember what we talked about but I remember feeling so happy.  Please stay good Daniel.

Ate breakfast!  I LOVE breakfast.  When I go to sleep at night sometimes I get really excited about having breakfast in the morning.  On the menu for today Granola and yogurt, YUM

Exercised…I LOVE exercising in the morning.  It just feels right. I like that.

Took Jacob and Olivia to school.  I thought that taking them to school every morning was really going to 
irritate me.  Turns out they make me laugh every morning.  I am pretty sure this chore is a really healthy one for me.

Studied the good book.   I have been studying Christ’s attributes.  I like him.

Woke up sad to get out of bed… WHAT WAS I THINKING! I should have known it was going to be a 
good day.

Day 24= A picture of my favorite day
Chase I know you were really wanting this to be a day with you.  Days with you have all made the list of my best days but the winner is 

John and I were visiting my Grandpa right before he passed away.  We went and got subway and then headed to the bay to eat out lunch.  There was no wind and the weather was perfect.  We just talked laughed and ate lunch together.  Thank you so much God for making me related to my best friends.

This quote just makes me happy "you make me giddy! cause being around you is like eating PASTA! the best thing that can happen in one day" -Sarah Shwarz 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Love is spelt T-I-M-E

It's funny the things that you find yourself loving.  I have heard my whole life that if I want to love something I need to pray that I can love it, and if it is a person that I want to love then I need to serve them.  ITS SO TRUE.  As much as I hate to admit it this advice that Mama P. gave me is not only true...but most (I am not mature enough to say all) of the instruction she has given me in my short 20 years has turned out to be way legit.  

Grown ups really have proven themselves, I am way jazzed to be one of them. ;)

Also if you want to show someone you love them or you want to learn to love them you have to spend time and do service for them es simple.

Since you show people you love them by taking time for them....

My friend Darrik Cheney is in a band called The Brocks.  Darrik is not the average hot boy in a band!  He is nice, sincere, and freaken awesome is most every way.

check it
Darrik told me its more loving to use all the quotes given to me for today so...

"Smile, it's the second best think you can do with you lips" - Darrik Cheney

 "A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left." — Marilyn Monroe

I am not a wise girl...

"what you see depends on what you are looking for"

"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days".-romeo and juliet

Highlight of today= A little girl I teach swim lessons to showed up in a pink leotard with a tutu for a swim suit. With this very feminine article of clothing she wore a very scary looking shark swim cap and to top it all off a necklace her brother had given her with a real spider inside of it... I really like her...

Day ...A picture of something I wish I could change

This represents the heart of people that I have hurt throughout my life
I wish I could change any hurt that I have caused people ever. 
thas all

Peace and blessings

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bloggin it

I dug deep today, It took a large amount of effort BUT I was crafty.  AND I am pleased with the outcome of my creativity.

Check it

ITS A COOK BOOK! and in rl its so dang cute!

Day 23= My favorite book!

this book is bomb.

"A man never stands taller then when he is on his knees" - CM

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Who do you wanna be?

I have been thinking a lot about Christs attributes this last week (thank you Kate Folsom) and how I want to emulate him.  So I have decided to take action!

Christ was an unbelievable friend.  To EVERYONE! I try to be kind to everyone I encounter,  But I can think of so many times that I have been lazy and not acted like a friend should act.  He loves everyone so unconditionally.  Imagine watching over everyone who has existed on this earth.  AND not only that, but I know that Christ listens to my pleas worries and concerns every day.  I can almost see him relaxing in a big comfy lazy boy listening intently while I sit on the chairs foot rest pouring out my soul.  And I know he does this for everyone.  He is the ultimate friend.  So for the rest of March I am going to be a better friend.  It’s the least I can do.  Especially since the Lord has blessed me with the best friends anyone could ask for. 


This last week rocked my socks, since this is kind of a journal Ima tell all about my magical week!
I spent this last week in Provo visiting my friends, family and boyfriend.  Let’s be honest though… I spent the last week in Provo visiting my boyfriend (I love saying that) and I got to see my friends and family too. 

Last Thursday evening Chase informed me that his Mom and Sister were heading to Utah Friday afternoon and that I was invited.  After a serious battle with my nerves and some Kate love and encouragement I decided to head out.

The drive was long but I at least enjoyed my company.  Turns out that Lisa and Megan Moffat are dang funny.  Also Shari Dew shared a few thoughts with us on our drive and I learned a some valuable things from her.   We had a slumber party somewhere in the dessert of Nevada and the next afternoon arrived at The Butlers in Lehi (Chases sister/brother in-law).  Just saying, but I was a bundle of nerves thinking about seeing Chase, and when I did see him…I was still a bundle of nerves.  When he pulled up outside the Butlers home I was doing all I could to keep myself calm (embarrassing right?).   

We may or may not have held hands in the back room…

Sorry Mama P. but I’m going to write about my first kiss with this boy.  I know you hate that so just skip this paragraph.  Also sorry that I am telling this to the world, after exploring campus the rest of the day we set out to find adventure.  We ended up on a stroll in a park around Utah lake.  Blah blah blah.  Chase asked if he could kiss me.  What a hunk! How could I not agree to him kissing my face.  Needless to say it was incredible…Yes, I am a cheese ball.   A little bit later he said “Liz, Wanna be my girlfriend” I said “sure”

The rest of the week is a blur of bliss.  We went to a hot springs, hiked a mountain to a big letter Y, Cooked meals, made finger paintings, visited temple square, attempted to roast mallows on a really bright light, and a lot of other things that are AWESOME. I also got the chance to have a lot of fun with Kate and Hal and go to dinner and play a lot with my cousins Nicole Kristen Cory and Chris.  Yeah. They rock.   

Sadly, this week had to come to an end and this morning I left Utah again with the Moffats.  I had fun considering the drive.  PS Medford is sooooooooooo beautiful. Just saying,  I could not even believe how much I missed it and I was only gone a week. 
“There are big ships, and there are small ships, but the best kind of ship is friendship”

Day 22= a picture of something I wish I was better at

Good news I dont have to wish I was better at things. I can do whatever I want it just takes hard work so what I know I can work harder to be better at is...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Can you feel the love tonight

count your blessings name them one by one

count your blessings see what god has done.

When upon life billows you are tempest tossed
when you are discouraged thinking all is lost
count your blessings
name them one by one
and it WILL surprise you what the lord has done.

God loved us and he gave us everything that we have.  He made is possible for us to return to him and it is important that we always keep an eternal perspective.  A sister missionary told me yesterday that if something is important and we have faith that life will just fall into place.  If not then its not important and we need not worry.  THANK YOU SISTER SMITH for this sweet reminder.

I love you family.

p.s. Chase Robinson Moffat you are the cutest boyfriend ever.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Looking for inspiration

First order of business!

30 day challenge is on hold while I am in Utah

Second! I have a boyfriend!

Third= tonight I met a man with cerebral palsy. I learned a lot of very inspiring things about him, this man does NOT let anything stop him. He told the story of his birth, doctors told his parents that he would not live past the age of 16, Jr. turns 29 in August... talking about his life expectancy and his current age he said that He does not know why he is still on earth, but he knows that god has a plan for him. He said he has no idea what that plan is and the only thing he can do is always try his best. He talked a lot about what he likes to do, he loves skiing! He can not walk but has found a way to ski! how rad is that? One time this guy wrote a 20 page paper... with ONE finger.

God gave me a working body, One that not just functions but it functions well.
God gave me an awesome brain!

I'll admit it. Sometimes I let things get in my way. I think in my mind that I can't do something just because it seems like it will be to hard. WHAT THE HEAL AM I THINKING! Jr. does not let anything stop him. He has so many physical limitations and he keeps on truckin. tonight was an awesome reminder that I can do anything

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Good vs Bad

FIRST of all
Lets all keep praying and keep remembering those who have been affected by the tsunami near japan.
Can you even imagine what it would be like to have your home and all your belongings carried away in the tide? lets be thankful:)

I just gotta say. I LOVE people. If you think about it most people are nice MOST of the time. The times people are grumpy they just gotta be having an off moment right? so thats no big.

I went caving with my family. We all wore head lamps with pride. I can not even believe how cool we are and how much I love them.

Today after work I was the last one to get in the showers. WHICH means that I was the last one in the locker room aka I could sing my heart out in a GIANT bathroom. This is the part of the day that I lately have been looking forward to most. (except for the part of the day that I am talking to this babe I know on the phone)


Day 20 = A picture of somewhere that I would like to travel

"After a hurricane, comes a rainbow"
- Katy Perry (my cuz)
Day 21= A picture of something I wish I could forget

Monday, March 14, 2011


Day 18 = A picture and a letter.

This is my favorite letter in the alphabet.

This is a picture
OF my favorite animal aka a beluga whale

"Only those who dare to fail greatly achieve greatly" - Robert F Kennedy

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Day 18= A picture of my biggest insecurity.


Thas all

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day 17

In regards to the previous post.
Chase Moffat himself wrote that all out
it may or may not be true.

Day 17= a picture of something that has changed my life recently

oh man has my life been changed. Life=good

"Don't you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon. Some come late. And some don't come til Heaven. But for those who embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they come" Jeffrey R. Holland

We Make a Good Team

Ok world I think you all should know something.

 I really like this boy named Chase Moffat. He is basically the most handsome Prince Charming who rode up on his white stallion and has swept me off my feet. Seriously. He is a babe. We like to talk about important serious stuff in life like whether or not we roll the end of our toothpaste tubes or squeeze them. I cant even count the number of times that he has been in my mind and the I realize that my cheeks are about to cramp up due excessive smiling. I tell him often that I am going to serve a mission, but deep down within me I want him to propose because life with him would be  well beyond magical. Seriously, newlyweds in a cute little apartment all to ourselves. We could leave Skype in the dusk and forget that we even own cell phones, which are currently our lifelines to each other. Also, we also be able to go on all of our dreamy camping trips!

In short, I really like him, he is currently my favorite person in the world, more than Elvis. Chase makes me feel safe even though he is not around. Chase makes me feel like a million bucks, he makes me feel so indescribably good. And I like him. Day 17, a picture of something that has made a huge impact on my life recently. My name is Liz Perry and I approve this message

Friday, March 11, 2011


I love those days when notice how good life is.  Like today!  
Its warm outside:)  
work was really really fun! 
I just noticed that Mama P is more amazing than I even thought
I got to really clean and realized that I kind of like cleaning (another sign of my old age)
I am very soon leaving to go have a family weekend, we're just staying in a hotel and going to explore the lava caves tomorrow.  I am SO excited.

Just saying, I changed the picture on my phone to one of a giraffe and I have watched a few documentaries on animals.  I crave the zoo.

OH! and coming tomorrow! A list of the most interesting animals that I have found during the times when I waste time researching things like that online.  

Day 16:   A picture of someone who inspires me

I don't have a picture of her.

Her Name is Judy
I taught her swim lessons. 
 Judy is in her late 60s and never learned to swim until a month ago.  She suffers from a few diseases that do not allow her to feel her feet at all among other things.  I never heard her complain and I know she was in a lot pain sometimes.  She decided to learn to swim because she is determined to conquer her fears one at a time:)  If I was tired or maybe not in the best mood all she had to do was say hi.  Judy is deaf in one ear and talks quite loudly. (good thing when she does talk she just makes everyone laugh) and! I swear somehow she knew every single person I ever saw her come across, watching them talk to her you could see them beaming with pride just knowing her.  

I want to be like her.  She really inspires me to love life.
"Don't forget, you are the son or daughter of a King" - Sister Neilson

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Dear sun,
I love you you will always be my favorite thing ever but TODAY! I LOVE the rain!...
you see, I have these completely fabulous rain boots that I am close to obsessed with,
and now that I live in Medford instead of Rexburg I have not had very many chances to
puddle stomp.  SO thank you for taking your time this morning.

With all my love

See those Yellow boots!!!! those are mine
Yes, sometimes I get impatient and wear them when its not even raining

Day 15= A picture of something I want to do before I die.

This one is easy as pie.  I just had to choose from my bucket list

Someday I am going to see the Northern lights.  Pictures of them are so incredible I can't wait to see the real deal

AND I hopefully someday I will go to the World Cup.
I love you World Cup...

Today A girl I teach swim lessons told me a joke she said "WANNA HEAR A JOKE?... How deep can I go under water....8 INCHES!"  She then went under water.... 8 inches.  I really like little kids

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

He makes me smile

Last night I watched a documentary on solitary confinement.  I couldn't get through it.  How sad is it that so many people end up in some kind of confinement resulting from their breaking the law.  I started thinking about what gets people there.  It really all stems from lack of education or lack of understanding in at least some area of life.  With true understanding of a law or principle there is no way that you would rebel against it.  Some people just never have the opportunity to learn how to live an honest life and how to work hard to have that life.  I have said it so many times, but I am SO lucky.  I have always lived with rock star parents that have taught me how to work hard and taught me that goodness exists.    Thank you to them:)

AND I just wanted to put up a picture of daisy's because I love them so much

Day 14 = A picture of a person I could never live without.

This is Kate Folsom
There is NO way I could live without her.
I could make a huge list of good things about this girl
I love you Kate

"A man never stands taller then when he is on his name"    -Chase says it (he is a reliable source)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


TODAY! was the day, that I finished reading the Book Of Mormon for the first time.  I am a late bloomer but who cares! I love the BOM.  I have grown so much as a person the last 4 months reading it.  The strength that it has given me and will continue to give me as I study this masterpiece has a value that I could never put a price on.  If you are one of those incredible people who have  had the opportunity to read it many times, watch out! I will be catching up to you.  If you had not had the chance to read this book yet.  I highly recommend it! (I would gladly help anyone get through it just saying :) )

 I may or may not have used this quote for quote of the day already but...
“He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.  Columbus cherished a vision of another world and he discovered it; Copernicus fostered the vision of a multiplicity of worlds and a wider universe, and he revealed it; Buddha beheld the vision of a spiritual world of stainless beauty and perfect peace, and he entered into it.” -Spencer W. Kimbell 

Day 13: A picture of my favorite band/artist.

Elvis.. you will always have my heart
He is completely a babe..AND his music rocks
(shout out to Ingrid Michaelson, Priscilla Ahn, Kate Nash, Matt Costa, and Rogue Wave)

Monday, March 7, 2011


I love mornings that I wake up and there  is light streaming in through my window (even if it is grey skies outside like today)  I recently decided that instead of being grumpy about having to wake up that I should be excited that I have the chance to have another great day.  So far it's working out great.


Day 12! A picture of something I love  (I can't believe I was skeptical about this being a challenge, It is so difficult to choose just 1 thing that I love)

This is my Family. 
All of us.
It used to just be my mom and I with 6 boys
NOW I have TWO sisters.  How lucky am I?
I even have a Nephew (who is the cutest kid in the world)
and hopefully I will have little Asian Nieces and Nephews soon...please?... ;) ? 

I totally already used this quote... but Its my favorite.
"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth "You owe me" look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky!"- Hafiz

Sunday, March 6, 2011

this is why the glass is half full

Church rocks my socks! Today we talked about seeing the good in people and every part of life and also being happy.  In relief society we had a discussion about a talk that pointed out that the more we suffer, the greater our capacity to feel happiness.  Realizing this brought me a lot of comfort. Think about it.  "Trials are mandatory, Misery is optional" Looking back at some of the trials I have had I know that because of them I am stronger and can feel happier for everything I am given.

Day 10 = a picture of something I hate (more like strongly dislike)


Saturday, March 5, 2011

My face hurts from smiling

Today is such a good day!...why?
There is no particular reason. WHICH is my favorite kind of good day.

  • I listened to Elvis while I made lunch with my favorite apron on
  • Read my scriptures :)  (40 pages left of my BOM)
  • listened to some talks
  • laughed my face off with Kara and Casey
  • cleaned our garage
  • Talked to a cute boy on the phone
I have not done much... But I just feel happy.  I really like this life thing, I think I will keep at it.

Day 10: A picture of the person I do the craziest things with

There is a tie...
This is Tamra Nelson and Whitney Floyd.
As you can see they are in cuffs..
Need I say more?
Also in this picture you may notice that they are dressed like they are about to rob someone...
Just saying.  thats really apple juice.
thas all

I can not even believe how much I love these girls 

"Liven, Lovin, Laughin, thats what I be doin"

Friday, March 4, 2011

Why did the easter egg hide?

(He was a little chicken)
Day 9 = A picture of the person who has gotten me through the most
This is Daniel.  My Best friend/Little brother

He is always willing to hang out with me
To listen to me talk to him whether I am happy or sad
Always is patient with me
Never gets annoyed when I am singing my heart out and dancing in the car
We have gone through the hardest trials together
Always forgives me when I am grumpy
Sets an AWESOME example for me always
Is supportive of me (He even reads this blog everyday)
Knows everything about me and still likes me:)

Jeeze the Wheeze Daniel Perry you are to legit to quit

"One of the great tragedies we witness almost daily is the tragedy of men of high aim and low achievement. Their motives are noble. Their proclaimed ambition is praiseworthy. Their capacity is great. But their discipline is weak. They succumb to indolence. Appetite robs them of will." -Gordon B. Hinckley

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I am feeling Jolly

Day 8 = A picture that makes me laugh

Same Girl
Similar Activity
Both moments we couldn't breathe from laughing so hard

Naturally I laugh just looking at these pictures.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." 
-Winston Churchill

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I believe in instant karma

Day 7: A picture of my most treasured item

Not to be super typical...but! I really do treasure my scriptures! I spend quality time with them everyday.

Also on my night stand are a few other items that deserve a shout out.  My journal, a National Geographic National Parks book (slowly making my way through it. and I recommend it!) Preach my Gospel.  And my gangs wrist band. (please don't kick me out for not wearing it at this very moment)

"When the time comes for you to sacrifice for which you believe, will you have the faith to make the sacrifice? Will you commit to do anything the Lord asks, even if it means putting aside lifelong goals?"

this quote ALWAYS makes me stop and think.  Initially I always tell myself that I will do anything the lord asks and make any sacrifice I have to...  But what about the things that I have planned for my life?  I know that sometimes and someday I will have to sacrifice the "good" things in my life for the "great" things.  So I just pray that when I am older and wiser that I can have the perspective to recognize whats good and whats great.

Thas All

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today was the first day of lessons for the month MEANING that there are a lot of new faces.  Usually little kids are very apprehensive, but! one little kid today kept calling me over finally when I could pay attention to him he said... "Miss Teacher.... you are beautiful" 
favorite student award to him!!!

Day6! A person that I would trade places with for a day.

I would trade with George Klein, Elvis Presely once said "George will be my friend forever".  And he was! George was friends with Elvis until the end.