an amazing fireside on temples.
exactly what i needed to start another week :)
and another month for that matter...



sleeping in
glee marathon
spending a couple hours with 2 of my favorite people:
kym and karinne
making panookies
jimmy johns for dinner
lunges with bob harper
doing homework while watching guys and dolls
the fact that im going to bed early
oh what another great saturday



just so you know, real men wear kilts....
im not a creeper...but i just COULDNT resist snapping this pic.
i was elated seeing that tartan plaid in
smiths marketplace.
oh how happy this made me.

if i were home now, i would be relishing in the joys of robbie burns night
bagpipes and haggis...
all weekend long.
oh man
how i wish i was home.



i HATE walking to school.
its uphill
and its negative 1,000 degrees in the morning
however i LOVE walking home.
on thursdays i have a break from 9-12:30
so i take my sweet sweet time walking along
a gorgeous snow covered campus
when i got home, amelia had looked out side and said
"the trees are covered with kind of frost again"
"you mean hoar frost?" i said
she giggled and said "yes, that...i almost called it slut frost"
it made me laugh a lot

i was also VERY happy
that i got to take a nap today
little tikes dont know how sweet they've got it
nap time is like a little slice of heaven...



A new t-shirt at the bookstore
that i just HAD too have.
i couldn't pass it up
plus it was only 4 bucks
too perfect...

and i fell in love with this man's voice.



after describing my insane day in science to a friend
her response was: "that sounds like something out of hogwarts"
it made the insanity of having to do so much homework
that much better...
because i pretended i was turning my homework into prof mcgonagall
ahhh happy

it doesnt take much to get me back into a happy mood...



i had a lot of homework to do tonight...
(im soooo good at NOT doing any on the weekends)
and today i thought to myself
"oh i will have plenty of time to do it all at work"
well i didnt.
i actually had to WORK
psh? who would have thunk..
so i was freaking out that i had so much to do and didnt have a computer to do it!
but then i remembered, I DO have my computer!
i was suddently SOOOO happy.
so i nestled in my room
turned on sense and sensibility
and did alllll my homework
while enjoying guacamole and orange juice

ahhh living the simple life



these words filled me with so much joy today.
im not sure why it struck me so much today,
but it did. it made me sit and think twice of just
how beautiful the world in which we live is.

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise

now i just want to go home and watch little women with my mommy
p.s. this pic was taken back in the fall.
it also makes me very happy :)



oh boy...this was great.
amelia and i decided to go to the booktable today.
we were driving down 200 north when
....HALT....turkey in the road
so we followed it.

he tried to run away into the church parking lot

but no one would let him in...

so he reluctantly turned around

and tried to bolt across the street

but the cops showed up.
he was a naughty turkey...

only in logan...



sleeping in.
and finding newsies for $7
it was a good day



saying goodbye to yucky-nasty-inversion-death air this morning
and welcoming in wonderfully-frosty-white stuff floating in the air
i had this soaring through my head this morning



a new favorite song...
true true love.
ALSO, i got the news that I get to see my friend Lindsey Oakes this weekend
AND she is bringing my computer to me
hooray! no more being computer-less



in the midst of having a really crappy morning,
i received a text from my mother saying:
"i love you my dear, i hope your having a gleeful day"
that in itself made me want to make this the best day possible!
(so, i did ALL my laundry, and ALL my homework and
since then, it has been quite glee-ful)

also, on the back of the box of Midol I purchased today it says:
"ask a doctor before use if you have difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland"
does that make sense to anyone? haha
it reminded me of the episode of glee where finn tells puck his mom has to have her prostate removed. hahahaha

oh the little things in life sure do make it great



having muffins, and purchasing way to cute headbands at tenniles
FINALLY purchasing this sign:

finding the clearance isle at hobby lobby.
danger danger...
then hanging out with my dear friend sara michelle.

she makes my life complete. :)



i have been pondering for sometime about switching wards with sara michelle. but i knew that for some reason i need to stay but i just didnt know why...until today.
i have been wanting to switch because i have just felt very disconnected from my ward all last semester. i havent felt welcome by any of the other girls in the ward, and just feel a little secluded from everyone there. but i decided to stay just because it was the right thing to do.
today i knew it was the right place to be simply because i felt that every single word spoken was literally catered to me. we learned that when we use our talents and skills to benefit others, we are in turn benefiting our selves and bringing a little more joy into the world. then we learned about the creation of the world and how God's plan has made it so that we can all be eternally happy. then sacrament meeting was all about...happiness. i couldnt believe it. everything that was said was in direct reflection of everything i am trying to better in my life. being happy, and finding joy in the journey. it was seriously an answer to so many prayers and questions i have had for so long.
<3 it!

"each day can be the best day of my life"
"dont worry your life away"
"everyone can create something of substantial beauty"
"as we strive to lift up others, the more we rise up ourselves"
"your future is as bright as your faith"
"learn from your past, don't live in"
"god doesnt care about where we have been, but about where we are and where we are going"
"read: the best is yet to be by: jeffrey r. holland


waking up to sunshine and gorgeous trees
sleeping in
lounging around in my eiffel tower pj's
running errands with sara michelle
suprise email from grandma
di shopping
seeing sandra
watching 500 days of summer
*the joy of a saturday*



walking across campus in the thick fog and the seeing the gorgeous frost covered trees.



swooning over mcdreamy and mcsteamy with the girls
i LOVE girl hanging with the girls
and meeting new friends!



getting the news that i get to MOVE out of this hell hole known as apartment #6
brightened up my stressful day



talking on the phone to my mommy
after i had been missing her all day



crossing off so many things off of my to do list...
before 11 am

ahhhh so thats what it feels like to be a morning person



my little sister calling me
asking for math help
then samuel getting on the phone
and in a russian accent, telling me
i was going to be the best teacher ever
he needed math help too,
but wouldnt admit it
i love them


adding 2 new ones to my collection
it really is the simple things in life eh?



seeing her face light up a million times over

pure happiness



having 4 hours on the wide open road
all to myself (and my fishy king george)
to think about anything and everything
and then to belt out show tunes
at the top of my lungs


visiting with my grandparents today
and bonding with them like we never have before.
it was just me and them...
for probably the first time ever.
(thats just how it is when i am one of 30 grandkids)
and they told me stories of their time in logan
when they were first married.
almost 60 years ago
grandpa worked at the bowling alley
and got paid $.85 an hour
grandma would walk around the corner to the grocery store
and buy 4 pounds of beef for a dollar
it had to last them
a week
grandma said "when you are happy, you dont ever notice you are poor"

i sure do love my grandparents
and i sure do love logan, utah



catching up with my fellow DeMeyer ladies...
{see here and here}
gilmore girl style
reminiscing about great summer days we had
while watching movies and a great "gilmore-style" spread
oh how i love those girls
im ready for summer to come again!



having the knowledge that death is not the end
and that we will all be reunited again in His glorified presence
brought joy to my day

i was once told that people often have their most profound spiritual experiences
with life and with death
its so true

you will be missed uncle gordon

also my little bro piping amazing grace
at the grave side service.

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

powerful words
powerful music
always tugs at my heart
and makes me really think about how blessed i am
to have the knowledge that i have



a good news phone call made my day
this semester may turn out better than i thought


lots of happy things today

great reunion with friends.
which included
yummy food
matching purple shirts
really random night
washable tattoos
more randomness
and lindsey saying "i feel like im in a disney movie with you"

life really is good



day one.
this is what made me happy

doing something for myself.
and feeling great as an end result

the start of something new

this is a new little piece of me.
my "new years resolution" (if thats what you want to call it)
is to enjoy my journey
and to find true happiness
in my life and day to day adventures.
one way i feel i can best describe this,
is through pictures
so this blog will, in a sense, be a journal of pictures
of how i can find happiness in each and every day.
its mostly for my self... but maybe you can find some happiness in it too.