walking to work

I pulled up google maps the other day and I realize that I walk 1/3 of the way to work each day. Here is a diagram:

and yes, that is pretty accurate to where I park everyday (i tend to get there late...eek)


Happy Mother's Day

My momma and me Oct 14 1986

I'm soooo grateful for my wonderful beautiful mom!!!! Everyone says I'm just like my mom so obviously she's pretty great. I'll always be thankful for the million times I locked myself out of the car and she drove to come unlock at school and beaver lake (1hour round trip for her) and for bringing all my homework assignments and books to school I had left at home.  THANK YOU!!!!! 

My Mom in Hawaii 20 years old.

Me in the same shirt 18 years old! Definitely got our money's worth with that shirt!


the beauty dept

The last couple weeks I had been going through one of those phases that I think many girls go through from time to time. A phase where, everytime you look in the mirror you think, "ew, why do I look like a dead person?" or "why is my face breaking out like a 13 year old boy?" or "why does my hair look worse than limp spaghetti noodles?" or just a general "ew" feeling when looking in the mirror. It happens from time to time. And although other people probably think you look the exact same, it really only ever matter what YOU feel like, and personally I like to feel good about myself.  After consulting with my sister and we decided at times like these the remedy is finding a new hair style, new makeup look, buy some new nail polish or accessory, just SOMETHING to make you feel better. Anyways on that note, I'm totally loving this new blog that Lauren Conrad is behind: thebeautydepartment.com. It has tons of good hair and makeup tutorials and tips and basically just all things beauty. And it has some great design behind it too! I recommend checking it out >>



Story of my life. 
In 9th-12th grade my friends and I kept a quote book that I recovered from the attic recently. I found a quote from my lovely self in a conversation with brittany and stacy:
"Guys, sometimes people think i'm....*whisper* normal"

we are who we are


2nd happiest day of my life thus far

I'm going to Italy!!! That's right. with my bestie stacy!! July 15-24. WOOT WOOT! 

I also bought my ticket to Utah for May 28-June 6. Which is equally exciting on a different level. I get to see my sister brittany and all my besties I left out there and eat Gurus and yogurtland everyday of my life and my other bestie RACHEL is getting married! This is shaping up to be a pretty good summer.