Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's nice to know that when the sun sets, it will always rise again.

And that when a good thing ends, another will always begin.

P.S. Aren't Arizona sunsets breathtaking? I sure think so.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My new friend Ashley (who I love.) is hosting a link up party! The purpose of this party is to encourage women to feel better about themselves-you can participate by posting a picture of yourself and listing positive things that you love about you. Here is what I came up with:

I love that I'm crazy, even though others might not appreciate it as much.

I love that I have my own unique sense of style.

I love that I am strong and willing to mourn with those that mourn.

Most of all, I love that I am a child of God.

Celebrate yourself.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


"One of the great consolations of the Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great comfor for our little version of that path-the merciful care of our Father in Heaven, the unfailing companionship of this Beloved Son, the consummate gift of the Holy Ghost, angels in heaven, family members on both sides of the veil, prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these and more have been given as companions for our mortal journey because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel. Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone or unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are. Truly the Redeemer of all of us said, 'I will not leave you comfortless: My Father and I will come to you and abide with you.'"

I love the simple truth that because of the Atonement of Christ, and his resurrection, we are never alone.

Happiest of Easters to you.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

disclaimer: this post is quite candid and real. so if you don't like it, then you can shove it. but you don't like it, you love it. (It's a Weezer song, don't be offended.)

I was talking to a friend last night, and it hit me. Hard. I am getting a divorce.

Let's just say I cried. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't sobbing or anything. But I cried. For the first time in weeks.

I cried about not crying for weeks. It sounds like a silly thing to cry about, until you realize that you've been bottling up your emotions for so long, that you've convinced even yourself that you don't need to grieve. When in reality, grieving is normal and necessary.

I cried about the reality that I may not get married again. That isn't a plea for comments telling me that oh, of course I'll get married again. Because let's face it, I might not. Yes, I still might. But it could be years, if ever. And that scared me.

I cried about losing my best friend, and feeling that if my husband can't even stand me long enough to stay, why should I expect that anybody would ever love me again?

I went to bed after 3 in the morning and my alarm goes off at 6. I snoozed until 6:50, threw on last nights clothes, and left for work. Then once at work, I raided the candy cupboard and had 4 mini candy bars for breakfast, followed by a Rockstar. And I don't even care about the calories, about the caffeine that is making my heart race so badly as I type this, that I can't feel it hurt anymore. In fact, I prefer it.

I even turned my phone off. Anybody that knows me knows that there is nothing more rare than my phone being off, and not attached to my hand. Not even a blood red steak. (I know, lame joke.) Just goes to show that this is serious business, folks.

In less depressing news, I got glasses. Ray-Bans, cause I'm cool.
(Ignore the unenthusiastic face. Obviously this isn't my best day.)

Have a happy Tuesday.

Monday, April 4, 2011

So, I know this girl named Natalie. Who basically takes the most beautiful pictures ever. Don't believe me? Look here. She is having a giveaway at her blog! (
And I basically really want to win.
It could have something to do with needing pretty pictures to replace my wedding ones and make me feel better about myself. But whatever.
So, if you want pictures, you should enter too! But I don't wish you luck. :)