Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I got in the car and drove into summer


So basically at this very moment I am in Dickson Tennessee.  Where is Dickson TN you might ask... (story time)

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life. And trust me I have been DYING to blog about it but first let me explain why I am in Dickson.

last night our goal was to go about half hour East of Nashville and stop for the night.  About half hour WEST of Nashville 150 ft away from exit 172 South Dickson the front right tire of Chases two wheel drive 2006 silver Honda Civic blew.

 why so specific?

My Mom got road side assistance for our cell phones.  After CLEARLY explaining what you might think simple information for 45 minutes to Joseph (who was very nice) the road side assistance coordinator we got someone to come change our spare
-but that is a story by itself

This is Chase...
Its hard to see BUT
Yes, this man is wearing booty shorts 
OH and he has a flannel shirt on
...and he also had a nice mullet

Side note: Last night I heard loud sirens warning me of a tornado...
First thought upon waking up: YES! I lived.

So here I am SO excited to tell you about my travels across the USA. but it has to wait.  It is time to hit the road again.

So Hello. I love you. even in Tennessee.

Don't worry I used Chases whole camera battery taking pictures.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This is a Holy week
passover Thursday with its pascal lamb
atoning Friday with his cross
resurrection Sunday with its empty tomb

May we declare ourselves to be more fully disciples of the lord Jesus Christ not in word only and not in the flesh of comfortable  times but in courage deed and faith

may we stand by him in all times things and places.

Thank you Tamra Nelson for sharing this.  I just wanted to keep spreading the love

Happy Easter to everyone! I hope that every one can take the time to focus more on Christ and what he has done for us. 

When I was watching this video I couldn't help but think about how Christ did NOTHING wrong ever and he was not offended or upset about the persecution and suffering he went through. 

How many times have I been upset when I felt that I was wronged?

Who do I think I am?!!!

What an amazing example. 

"Never ever ever give up"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good bye West Coast.

Tomorrow I start my journey across the United States of America.
Crazy right?
(underneath my excitement I am super scared)

This evening when I pulled in to my Cold-a-sac after work I saw my whole family playing outside.  My nephew N8 who is 1.5 squinted his eyes to see who it was and when he saw it was me a huge grin appeared on that boys face.  When I got out of the car he toddled over and gave me a giant hug.

gosh :D

Thats N8 running away
And the rest of those handsome devils?
They are my kin

I am going to miss my family oh so much...

BUT I am the luckiest girl in the whole wide world
I get to make this journey with my incredible bf :D

Anyways, good bye West coast.  I love you very much and I will totes (totally) be back! unless a tornado get me...

Monday, April 18, 2011


Tonight Chase asked me on a date:D

Sounds tricky right since he is approximatively 776 miles away from me at this instant


We made a plan to skype at 8:30 Pacific standard time

I showered (because you have to smell good for a date right?)

put on a little bit of makeup (not that he can tell because my webcam is low quality)

And I got on skype!!!

Just saying but Chase Moffat looks SO cute, even on skype. :D oh and he is MY boyfriend? how lucky am I?

we started talking away and I was really enjoying his dove like voice when the door bell ran

It was a whole lot of Chinese foood!! (Orange chicken is my favorite food:) )

I came back to my computer with my Chinese and sat down and Chase Moffat pulled out his own Chinese so that we could have dinner together:):):)

What a babe right?

Yeah what a hunk...


Sunday, April 17, 2011

We turned over a new leaf

Once upon a time I had a very good friend who had the same exact name as me!!! (Liz, in case you forgot)

She also has a younger brother named Jon (I also have a younger brother named John)

Jon was born 364 days after Liz (My brother John was born 364 days after me!)

It was love at first sight.  unfortunately time and distance tore us apart.  and like so often happens to friends our contact slowly decreased.

It got to the point where we both were home in Medford and DID NOT even see each other.

can you say unacceptable?

So Liz and I got in contact and I decided we needed to turn over a new leaf in our friendship.  after all even through the time and distance we still love each other.

So i promptly went outside and plucked a leaf off of our magnolia bush.  put it in an envelope. and mailed it to her

She has turned over the leaf
Consider our friendship fresh. 
I love you Liz!!!

"rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life" -Albert Einstein

Saturday, April 16, 2011


I love flowers
I love catching snow flakes and rain on my tongue
I love singing
I love soccer
I love the temple
I love puppies
I love beluga whales and giraffes
I love dancing while I eat salsa with chips (more like chips with my salsa)
I love peaceful mornings
I love my friends
I love my family (doubles as my friends)
I love the smell after it rains
I love the sound of frogs in the night time
I love the scriptures
I love that Jacob still does cheer leading chants with me even though he is ten
I love eating Popsicles on hot summer days after playing outside
I love sleeping in forts
I love the view from the top of mountains
I love laughing so hard that my abs hurt

I love that I could make this list go for a long time

 this is me about to kick procrastination in the shins
responsibility here I come.

oh and I just found this picture.  
Whitney and I thought this would be a good way to spend our time
Also a good example on the things that happen when I proccrastinate
yes, I have a life...

"God knows that we are not perfect, as you suffer about your imperfections he will give you comfort and suggestions on where to improve   

god knows better than you what you need, he always attempts to speak to you. listen and follow the uncomfortable suggestions that he makes to you. and everything will fall into its place

when you are compelled to give up something, or when things that are dear to you are withdrawn from you. know this is your lesson to learn right now. but know also that as you are learning this lesson god wants to give you something better. " -Elder Busche

Friday, April 15, 2011


Here he is

I waited a whole 6 hours until I could not contain myself any longer

I gave him his present.

Yes, That shirt does say "Now available"
Yes, he IS available


Dearest Daniel

You have such a rad birthday present coming your way from my heart to yours.

I wish I could tell the world what it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but to the world for now.

 On April 17th Daniel Richard Perry will be 16, aka DATEable

Daniel Perry
Height: (almost) 5'11"
Weight: 150
Hair color: dishwater blonde
Eye color: deep thoughtful handsome brown

This (now man!) is the NICEST most thoughtful boy you will probably ever meet.

for instance

He once collected heart shape rocks and placed them along the path that him and a young lady walked on to get home every day.  sometimes he would point them out and pretend that it was just coincidence...

Can I have a boy like this???

oh wait, just kidding I totes already have a MAN (Chase Robinson Moffat).  And he is better than the man of my dreams...he is real. ;) :D

Anyways Daniel is a very appealing person

He is Adventurous 

Ladies love him

AND Whos heart rate doesn't increase from a MAN playing the guitar?

Daniel Perry you are my best friend.  I love your guts! even though you insist that that is weird.

"the only kind of control you really have is self control"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Squirt guns

Tonight Mama P asked if Kara and I would clean the kitchen.

So we set to work cleaning and scrubbing.  After a bit she came in and started helping.   And after a few minutes she left to go get Daniel...

From down the hall we hear uncontrollable giggling coming from DANIEL it kept getting closer and closer and finally we saw him being forced towards the kitchen with my mom a few feet beind squirting him with a squirt gun!

Even after he was in the kitchen Mama P. just couldn't seem to stop and when she finally did I picked up a squirt gun from beside the sink and started squirting him...I was just following the example set by my parent...

....Daniel got out of a kitchen job tonight.

I like these guys

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Its always more fun to share with everyone

so what if this is my third post today...

I made a DELISH smoothie tonight.  I was enjoying it so much and I had a big tall glass and I thought. I NEEDA SPREAD THE LOVE ASAP!  so!!! I poured some into a glass and shared with Jake.   Who said.

"Liz! I love your fruit smoothies thank you"

My heart = warmed
I love this song.  I have always planned on brain washing my future children.  leme test it out on whom ever!!!

So my new mission?  Share! watch out world Ima spread the love



Did you know!!!!!!

 it would take 30,000 snail eggs to make a decent sized omelet.

This is what Jacob told me when I got home from institute tonight.  I have been neglecting him and he has been watching documentaries without me.

life lesson for me today.

Make the time for people that I love.  EVEN when it really feels like I have no extra time.

"love is spelled T-I-M-E"


I love windows.

There have been times in my life that I have talked probably to much about how much I am fond of windows.  How could you not be fond of them!!? You can see the beautiful world that God so kindly has allowed us to live on. (I love it)  Often when I begin to speak of how when I have my own house I would prefer to have gigantic windows and lots of them I am met with warnings about the effort that you have to put into cleaning them.


Today I had the chance to clean giant windows.


The whole time I pretended that I was the karate kid learning how to do super sweet karate moves.
It also feels great to see a perfectly clean window.

BAM. bring it on beautiful gigantic window


"Choose your love, love your choice" 

 Apply this to all areas of your life.  Its makes life. OH so good.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Soon I will be moving across the country to good ol NC! I know I am going to have SO MUCH fun.  But I can't help be a little bit sad.  My little brothers make me laugh my face off, and it's always sad to leave your best friends (my brothers).  JEEZE THE WHEEZE! they are neat!

This is how our dinner conversation went tonight...(If you want to hold on to any belief that my family is normal don't read it)

warning: slightly inappropriate

Tomorrow is Jacops birthday.  He will be out of the single digit numbers and be the big 1-0 (10) so!

"I like this new dress a lot but the only thing is it rides up when I sit down
"Oh I thought you were just doing that for me"

"Jake are you excited to recieve 10 birthday spankings?"
"Why would I want spankings on my birthday?"
"Its what happens on your birthday people spank you for however old you are"
"If you spank me I will spank you in your sleep!...and that hurts! don't!"
"Jake it's really not that bad, on my birthday maybe CM (You know who you are) will spank me ;)"
gag reflex

disclaimer: I really was just kidding!

and then naturally we moved on to conversation about death...

"Mom do you remember what I want my tombstone to look like?"
"!!!!!!!!I KNOW! glow in the dark!!!"
"When your father and I die we want to be buried one on top of the other, make sure I am face down with my hand in a fist with my thumb out pointing down....I always want my thumb on him"

(just saying but they have many jokes about this...You can only imagine)

"I heard about this new thing that they can do in place of cremation,  They inject you with this acid that eats you from the inside out and just disintegrates you..."

Thats when all of a sudden the steak I was eating stopped tasting good and I also tuned out trying to force my mind away from embalming people with acid that eats away at them...

We then had a very nice family birthday cake in the shape of a fish.  It took a few times of lighting the candles since my Dad likes to blow them out as many times as possible to push Mama Ps buttons.

OH! and!
I don't think I realized until recently that usually people don't reuse birthday candles.  When I was little I always had used ones because my brothers birthday is the day before mine.  Who knew?

I love this home.  I love these people.  I feel happy as a clam that they are mine.

quote: "Your future is as bright as your faith"

Saturday, April 9, 2011

DAY 30!

Dearest 30 day challenge.  It feels SO GOOD that today is the last day of this "challenge" this project really did turn out to be a difficult, congrats.

Day 30: A picture of someone I miss.

Here I am being bold

I miss this boy.

To all the ladies "Live in full feminine splendor of a righteous women" -Richard G. Scott

Friday, April 8, 2011

Run hard or run home

I discovered that I am in far worse shape than I was a year ago.

after my run tonight I decided to do some sprints...holy guacamole
push-ups anyone? ...yikes

Ill get back to you on any improvement in the next few weeks...

I looked in my fridge this evening and saw this

My first thought was
who puked and put it in the fridge...
after vocalizing the question "what is that substance?"
Jacob, my 9 year old brother said 
"Liz, that is grape juice mixed with orange juice...duh" 
right, I should have known what in the world was I thinking...
pahaha I love that boy.

Day 29: A picture of something that will always make me smile

This picture represents a lot of old memories.  All of them make me grin :)

Quote= "learn from the past, prepare for the future, enjoy the present" -Kimball

Blast from the past

Today I was thinking about Little Beth (thats me)

I like her

Enlarge this picture and then look at every single persons face
(I am still friends with most of these kids, our faces then still reflect our personalities now)

Aaron still wears that face when he is giving me "instruction" on my life

This is only the beginning

.....we are special.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What the hail?

Happy Spring!...It hailed today

day 28= A picture of something I am afraid of.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sometimes you just have to smile

Day 27: A picture of me and a family member.

This is my Nephew N8. He is the cutest kid ever.  No one has any ground to argue
                                                                    What a gent.


Blogging is hard when you are not in your place of residence. anyways...
 Just saying...

  • I have a big fat crush on Chase Robinson Moffat. (what a hunk)
  • General Conference was AMAZING
  • I collected my belongings from Rexy, I have WAY to much stuff. 
  • I got my first ticket.  I cried.  (287 bones!)
  • I gave notice on my job (a nice way of saying quit) and started a new one
  • Went to pick up my check and had a Birthday Invite from one of my 3 year old students. :D
  • New job= dentist office
  • I am moving to North Carolina in less than a month....
  • My room is a disaster, I have not made my bed in two days! Its driving me crazay!

The drive to Rexy this weekend was a long one.  LUCKILY I had great company and the drive was beautiful

I miss my real camera...* (but thank you phone)
This is my Contemplating spot. Medford you are    beautiful 

Sunrise.  Still in Medford but it was so pretty we had to stop and admire it for a bit

This be the drive home. I can not even remember the last time I had caffeine before this picture.  But I can tell you how tired I was.  

Quote= "If you want something to last you treat it different, it become special because you have made it so" - Burton