Monday, December 29, 2008

The Eve of My Departure

So Here i go! Back to the Burg! it's crazy. i can not believe that i start school again in a week! this summer and fall have flown by so fast! I am going to miss Tennessee A LOT! i'm going to miss my parents and the WARM weather and my little trips to nashville! Oh and being able to see almost every UT game...But i'm excited to get back into school and GET DONE! i'm a bit nervous as well. Hopefully The next year will fly by and and this time next year i'll be a college graduate!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

I Love My Family!


So my sister's family came into town last week to celebrate christams (yay for early christmas!). It was the first "christmas" in two years that the whole fam was together, plus one new edition!! I was talking to my mom a couple weeks ago and we figured out that we hadn't had a family picture since my sister got married almost EIGHT years ago! so we grabbed our AMAZING friend Debbie to come take our picture! Here are the some of the results!!

and of course some of my cute nephew!!

So cute! he's a HUGE fan of dancing!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Sweet Ride

So here is my sweet new ride!! i am so excited and i can not wait to actually see it in person. Ash and Tony have been looking for me a car for the past little bit and they found this! i am little nervous because it is an SUV, because i have issues parking them, but i think i'll be ok! THANK YOU SO MUCH ASH AND TONY!!!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Twenty-two No more

Last week was my birthday! it was actually a pretty chill day. i worked, voted, and went out to eat at Dumplins (aka the best restaurant EVER) with my parents. I got an ipod, and i think it is the best invention in the whole world.

This past weekend, i met my friend Sharaya in nashville to have a birthday weekend extravaganza! it was so fun. we SHOPPED AND SHOPPED!! i got some really cute outfits. we had some adventures. We went into a FREAKIN scary piggly wiggly (sharaya's idea) and we got to experience taco night with some of the nashville YSA's. I'm glad i got to go and see her! i miss her like crazy and it was nice to hang out with people my age (which rarely happens while i'm in jackson).

As i reflect as i am a year old, nothing too exciting happened this past year. It was pretty chill. I got to experience the UT life, and i have worked more than i have ever worked in my life! All in all, i think i did a lot of personal growing and have truly discovered who i am. So hopefully my 23rd year will be just as sucessful!

And now for you that have sat and read this, here is a treat: my new favorite song as of right now:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

things i love....

so, im feeling materialistic right now, so i am going to share with you a few of my loves:

DIET DR. PEPPER-no freakin explanation

JUNIOR MINTS- my new favorite treat! you can eat 16 of them for only l ike 120 calories!!! plus they just taste AMAZING

NEW IPOD NANO- yay for birthdays!! i'm getting one next week and i am so excited! i have heard nothing but good things about it. basically, i'm obsessed.

PUSHING DAISIES- the best show on TV!! it is hilarious! i love lee pace and kristin chinowith! i am seriously glued to the tv every wednesday night

FOREVER 21- my favorite store!! really cute clothes at an amazing price!! i can actually buy clothes that are cute on a college budget

My NEPHEW!! duh.

Monday, October 20, 2008

HIGH SCHOOL TAG (i can not believe i'm going to relive this...)

marissa as an m&m, and shaina and i are siamese twins-Sophomore year 2001

Holy cow, here it goes:

1. Did you date someone from your school?
Yes. Jeff. That's it.

2. What kind of car did you drive?
The best car EVER! a 1998 toyota corolla, black with a cd player!was awesome. then when i went to college my little bro ran that thing into the ground! it barely lasted til he left on his mission. i still compare all of my cars to that one....

3. What was your most embarrassing moment in high school?
I don't know....i'm sure i've blocked in from my memory. my whole sophomore year was pretty embarrasing

4. Were you a party animal?
That i was NOT!! i was either at home, school, church, or the dance studio. i didn't have time to be social, so i pretended to party at stake activities! mainly i hung out with my best friend marissa on saturday nights.

5. Were you considered a flirt?
At school....NO. At church stuff....most deffinately

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Choir all the way! I did choir from 8th grade, to present. I did all the honor choirs and competitions and stuff...and i still do...eek

7. Were you a nerd?
Yes?? but not in the book smart type of nerd. i thought i was hilarious, when really i was just annoying

8. Were you on any varsity teams?
No. I danced my butt off in highschool, so that was my "sport". I seriously lived at the studio. It was fun and i so miss being a part of the company.

9. Did you ever get suspended/expelled?
No, but i did get detention for skipping an optional assembly. yes, i said OPTIONAL
....Still bitter....

1o. Can you still sing the fight song?
I don't think we had a fight song. I can still sing the alma mater though

11. Who were your favorite teachers?
Uh.....good question. Madame King was always hilarious. I enjoyed Mrs. Clark because my class got away with EVERYTHING. we went out for breakfast like once a week in her class because she was our first period.

12. Where did you sit during lunch?
At the virgin table. no joke, that's what it was called, and we loved it.

13. School mascot?
Bruins! for those of you who don't's a bear

14. Did you go to homecoming and with who?
I went to the homecoming football/basketball games, but i never stayed for the drunken brawl afterward. Also, homecoming wasn't like a big deal, prom was.

15. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
absolutely not

16. What do you remember most about graduation/
I remember everyone crying because they were sad to leave. I was about to cry out of knowing that i never had to go back to high school again! (as you may have notice, high school was not very fun for me...)

17. Where did you spend your senior skip day?
Technically, there was no such thing as senior skip day, but my class tried to enforce it. but i had a math test that i could not miss, and she said she would fail us if we didn't show up. So i got super good grades in all my classes that day cause i was like one of six that showed up. a lot of kids got ISS for it...and i got a 1oo on my test!

18. Were you in any clubs?
French club, key club....i think that's it

19. Have you gained weight since then?
duh..what kind of question is that?

20. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?
I have no idea...still five years away. hopefully i'll be living somewhere exotic or something!

i tag ash, amy j, hailey, and anyone else !

Senior prom 2004-Lauren, Shaina, and Me

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

world's cutest baby? I KNOW SO!!!!

CAN HE BE ANY CUTER???? holy cow, i can not believe that my AMAZINGLY ADORABLE newphew turns nine months next week!! he is getting so big!! i love how even at the tender age of nine months, he is already showing signs that he is deffinately part of the fam ( if the super cute Tennessee jersey that his aunt leah aka me got him wasn't a clue!!) I can not wait for christmas when i can actually be able to spend time with my nephew and my sister and bro in law!! i have missed them terribly this past year and i am so excited that i get to spend all of next year with them....well at least until i annoy the snot out of them!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


So ash totally tagged me again!! so here it goes!

10 Years Ago:

1. I was beginning my 7th grade year and discovering how much fun glasses and braces could be!
2. I had my first dance solo EVER as the hungarian princess in Sleeping Beauty.
3. This was the year i first held hands with a boy.
4. i was in love with j.c. chasez and we were getting married.
5. I was a Scary Spice for Halloween
(it's hard to think of interesting things you did when you were 13!)

Today's To-Do List:

1. Do Laundry
2. Clean my room
3. Start figuring out classes for the winter semester!
4. Read Breaking Dawn
5. Not die of bordom at work

Fav Snacks:

1. Diet Dr. Pepper
2. Junior Mints
3. White Cheddar Popcorn
4. Pretzels
5. cake

If i were a Millionaire:

1. I'd pay for the rest of my schooling, including a masters
3. Live in greece
4. spoil my nephew, hudson, even more
5. get my teeth whitened

I've Lived:

1. Kentucky
2. Minnesota
3. Idaho
4. Jackson, TN
5. Knoxville, TN

Jobs(I've had way more than five...):

1. Western Watts (ick)
2. Ruby Tuesday
3. Bajio
4. EFY Counselor
5. Medical Records Assistant-Heart and Vascular of West TN

I Tag:

1. Hai Sue
2. Aunt Jennifer/Uncle Kyle
3. Amy Jones
4. anyone else that happens to stumble across my blog...
5. and that poor souls' friend!


Monday, September 15, 2008

SYTYCD Withdrawls....

i'm having HUGE you think you can dance withdrawls. so i've decided to post a few of my favorite dances from last season. if there are A LOT, i'm sorry, but it was an AMAZING season. so here you go! enjoy!

No Air - Katee and Joshua

Beautiful - Mark and Chelsea

Dreaming with a Broken Heart - Twitchington

Hometown Glory - Katee and Joshua

Bleeding Love - Chelsea and Mark

The Garden - Mark and Courtney

Mercy - Katee and Twitch

Friday, September 5, 2008


holy cow!!! who's not excited that fall is here and that means FOOTBALL!!! falls is for real my favorite season because everything awesome happens in the fall:
Football season, the beginning of Basketball season, The world series, thanksgiving, christmas, my birthday, and the election will be over!! yay for fall!

i am excited that the vols played their season opener on monday. they loss in over time, but hopefully we will be able to pick it up! next saturday we play against florida.....i don't know how that's going to go down. it's at home so hopefully we will have a bit of an advantage! Good luck and GO BIG ORANGE!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Thank you ash!

I would just like to take a moment and thank my beautiful sister, ashley for motivating me to start running. About a week ago, she ran a half marathon (13.1 FREAKIN MILES!!! AND AFTER HAVING A BABY 7 MONTHS AGO!!! CRAZY!!!!!) and i decided that i could start running for a few minutes a day. so for the past week i've been an exercising feen!! I feel really good though and i am glad i'm doing it. so ash, THANKS! hopefully i'll be all cute and trim like you...

Monday, August 25, 2008


me and richie-basically i put this here because my hair look fabulous-what now?

the nauvoo temple

like the best pic i've ever taken, in nauvoo

me and robby, my little bro

so my summer has offically ended.....SAD!! efy is done, and i am back at work. i'm not going back to school to january so i get the privalege of staying in tennessee until then. i don't know if my parents are to thrilled to have me home til then. All i know is that i desperately need the money and i am so blessed to have parents that will let me live with them when i'm 23 to earn money.

in january, i'll go back to BYU-I where i will resume my music degree. i am actually super exctied to go back and get going so i can FINALLY get my bachelors! i can not imagine a day where there will be no such thing as going to class!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


my awesome friend brandon made this slide show of us counselors at the end of our five weeks and i just had to show it to everyone! it is hilarious! this is seriously what being a counselor is about!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

EFY 2008 Here are PICS AND VIDEOS!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


So my sister tagged here are six random things about me:

1. I can wiggle my ears. It's true. I can wiggle my right one better than my left, but ask and i will show.

2. I love the disney channel. I can't get enough. I think that's a little sad because i am almost 23 and the number one channel i watch is the disney channel. Plus, i think hannah montana is HILARIOUS.

3. I secretly wish i went to cullinary school. I really would love to be a chef. I find it 100% interesting, and then i would like to work for Chef Duff from Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes on the Food Network). I think that would be my dream job.

4. i have ocd when it comes to food. i have to eat one thing at a time on my plate and if my food is touching, i can't eat the parts that are touching. Also, i have a major sharing issue when it comes to food. i'm very posesive of it.

5. my favorite part about my self are my legs. what can i say? i have really nice looking legs

6. my weakness is diet dr. pepper and white cheddar popcorn. if you give me that combo, i'll pretty much do anything for you.

Random enough?

i tag anyone else that reads this....but i'm pretty sure ashley is the only one, and she tagged me. does that me she has to do it again?


Monday, June 2, 2008

so in about twelve days (but who's counting?) i get to jet off into the lovely midwest to be a camp counselor for five weeks. I AM SO EXCITED! i have a lot to do before then, but i am so ready to go it's not even funny. But for those of you who read this blog (aka ash, haha) i will definately try to keep up with all the fun pics i'm going to have from each week. maybe i'll have some fun videos as well....


Sunday, May 25, 2008

For my Sister

this post is for my sister, since she is the only person who reads my blog....

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

why i love efy

this is why i love efy.....Go richard go

Monday, February 25, 2008

new favorite song

Here is my new favorite song! it is amazing! and i swear i'm not a 15 year old girl!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

WE ARE #1, YES WE ARE #1!!

TENNESSEE TOTALLY BEAT MEMPHIS 66-62!! i swear it was the best game i have ever watched in my life! My voice is completely gone from screaming at the TV! this is why we are number 1!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


i wish to annouce that as i type the bigest basketball game of the year is currently at half-time! #2 Tennessee vs. #1 Memphis! the score is 34-35. IT IS CRAZY AMAZING!! GO BIG ORANGE!!

Monday, February 11, 2008


So my cute little nephew just turned one month old! His name is hudson and is the cutest thing ever! congrats to ash and tony!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Welcome to the yeartwentytwo! My new year's resolution was to document in full what happens in this fabulous year of 08! what better way than a blog? i have a feeling that this is going to be an interesting year....