Friday, December 30, 2011

Wedding Receptions!

I have always loved wedding receptions- friends, food, family, telling the bride how AMAZINGLY GORGOUS her dress is, food, all that good stuff.
I just came home from a wedding reception for my dads cousin Paul, and his fiance Melanie.
Can I just say, that they look AMAZING together? I'm not gonna lie, my dad's cousin is good looking. And Melanie, OH MY WORD! She is BEAUTIFUL! And, what's better, she wants to become a piano teacher! So yeah, I think she's pretty great. I hope I get to see them a lot over the next few years.

Paul and Melanie are both performers. Paul was in the Nauvoo pagaent and met a friend of mine, (Brooke :D ) and both Mel and Paul are in Savior of the World this year. Ever since Brooke talked about the Nauvoo Pagaent, I have wanted to be in it. Like, as a backround person. Even that would be a great experience. Anyway, I love them both, CONGRATS, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I hope that everyone had a very very merry Christmas! The only thing that could've possibly made mine better is if there was some snow... hopefully there will be soon :) HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Another Christmas Song!!

This is another one of my favorite songs from owl city, that I just discovered yesterday.

Peppermint Winter

There’s the snow
Look out below
And bundle up
Cause here it comes
Run outside
So starry eyed
A snowball fight breaks out
And winter has finally begun
I twirl through the driveway with angelic grace
Till I slip on the sidewalk and fall on my face
This peppermint winter is so sugar sweet
I don’t need to taste to believe
What’s December without Christmas Eve
Hop in the sleigh
And we’ll glide away
Into the night
And we’ll sip on moonlight
Runny noseMy frosty toes
Are getting cold but I feel alive
So I smile wide
The snowflakes start falling and I start to float
Till my mean older brother stuffs snow down my coat
This peppermint winter is so sugar sweet
I don’t need to taste to believe
What’s December without Christmas Eve
All this holiday cheer
Heaven knows where it goes
But it returns every year
And though this winter does nothing but storm
The joy in my heart is ablaze and it’s keeping me warm
It’s keeping me warm
It’s keeping me warm
I rip off the wrapping and tear through the box
Till I end up with 45 new pairs of socks
This peppermint winter is so sugar sweet
I don’t need to taste to believe
What’s December without Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Whoo Hoo! Christmas is Coming!!!

Many things have been found this week in the dumpster behind my dads work. For example.. Musical Gold!
 All these books! Theory, Technique, Performance, and Piano for levels Primer through 3. I only have the Theory book for level 4. 
          Look at how beat up my piano is... a new one for Christmas might be nice... hint hint....
 This is one of my all time favorite ornaments that we put on our lovely Christmas tree. It reminds me of YW :D
                                                               Another favorite
                                             I made this one for my mom in 6th grade.
 Right before this post my mom announced that our aund Donna had sent us some REAL FLORIDA TANGERINES!!! Here is James Maddison enjoying his. (I couldn't get it to go right side up.. sorry :P)
                        My mom enjoying hers as well! (Again... sorry for the sideways picture.)
                           And here's mine. This picture does not do this tangerine justice.
The Juicy contents! See those peels? In reality they're a much darker and vibrant orange color.
                                                                All that remains.....
 Here are just a few random pictures. My silly dooda and my lovely mooma at my cousins baptism.
 Me and my lovely spectacular amazing great awesome totally intense cousins!! (from left to right, Me, Nat, and Rach)
And, last but definately NOT the least in ANY way, my mothers rolo cookies. MMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

My today.

Once there was a very wise horse whisperer and a traveling/archaeologist/writer/musician/photographer. (the one with many jobs.) the horse whisperer was the many jobbed ones best friend. The horse whisperer said many wise things, and often said, 'so close, yet so far!' the one with many jobs really agreed with her on this and often thought of it herself. Then, the horse whisperer moved to a land far far away, called AZ, and should be coming back soon because her father, the law student, graduated last week and they said they would probably come back once that happened and everybody misses them. Anyway. The one with many jobs thought of that saying very often, especially on the Monday before Christmas break.

Many moons later (20 min) the many jobbed one decided that she should get a job over the summer. "I shall work in the library, she thought." so, using the convenient PHS computers she quickly looked up jobs that she possibly could've done. Sadly, none were available, but things can change in 6 months.

Afterwards, her dad brought up a joke he had told the family the other day. "why do bees buzz?" he asked. "oh brother." the many jobbed one mumbled. "you'd buzz too if someone stole your honey and nectar!!" her father is known in the ward of their village as the, 'favorite', among many of the young men who lived there. Her dad then proceded to burst in a fit of laughter that could not be controlled. Have the young men heard this one? "I woke up in the mornin with snot in my nose, snot in my nose, snot in my nose, I blew it so hard that it fell on my toes, fell on my toes, fell on my toes," this is a favorite among the men/boys in the home of the many jobbed one.

Later, the many jobbed one realized with a start that she would be the majestic age of 15 next year. And, that her brother, russel, would be a teenager. Taking this in, she collapsed to the floor because she believes that her brother will never truly grow out of 11.

In the evening of this fine day, after being revived with one of her mothers famous Rolo cookies (which many should be getting this week,) she felt the need to blog about this exciting, adventurous day full of amazing discoveries. The many jobbed one hurriedly took out the iPad, sat on the floor of her mothers bedroom and typed it all out.

Looking it over, she became satisfied and thought, 'maybe mom will let me eat the cookie that she revived me with...'

The end

Friday, December 16, 2011

the story of the day

You know, I always thought I wanted to be a music teacher when I grew up. But now I'm in High school, and I'm trying new things, I'm learning so much more about the world, and I don't think I can just be ONE thing when I grow up. I'm going to have to be many.
My resolution is: I will be a world traveling archaeologist who writes about everything, sketches everything, teaches piano on the side, knows many languages, and is a photographer. 
Of course, this will all be AFTER my kids move out.
Until then I will simply have to pick one. 
Maybe I'll be a teacher. 
One of those cool ones that everyone remembers. Like my geography teacher.
She had us take a quiz today, and for each question we had to write a haiku.
I'm going to write a haiku right now:

My head is pounding.
Tomorrow's my recital.
Next week starts the break!

Speaking of my recital, it's tomorrow, at the Piano Gallery in Orem. It starts at 2:45, and will be much much longer then many are used to. There will probably be around 40 students and they're families there. Crazy stuff! I will be playing "Fantasy on O Holy Night" by Marshall McDonald. If you can't make it I'll put up recordings of my brothers and I playing.

Anyway, there you have it. The story of the day. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Hey! Sorry this is kind of short notice but I have a choir concert tonight! It's at seven o clock in the Provo High School auditorium, and it's free!!!!! I highly recommend coming. Not for me, but because we will be performing with the orchestra and it sounds great. Please come! I would love it if you spported!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

And your assignment is...

Okay, so I'm not gonna be able to go to the combined activity next week, so I have some assignments for all those who are going.
Someone has to take a ton of pictures.
Someone else has to drink hot chocolate.
Someone has to have a donut.
Someone has to say that the temple is georgous.
Someone has to get cold.
Someone has to sing a christmas carol if the opportunity arises.
Someone has to say that the lights are amazing.
As long as you do this for my sake, I will be happy. :D

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Christmas Song

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas Songs, from one of my all time favorite Artists, OWL CITY. Enjoy! (I highlighted my favorite part...) :D
It's Christmas and we walk alone
Two strangers with no one to miss us
On our own
Out in the cold

Trudging onward
Braving a harsh winter storm
You and I met passing by
And now our spirits feel warm

I don't have anyone at home to talk to
And you don't have anything to do
So I'll spend my Christmas with you
I'll spend my Christmas with you

It's Christmas and we are in love
With the way that the soft snowflakes kiss us
From far above
The blustery breeze

Trudging onward
Braving a harsh winter storm
You and I met passing by
And now our spirits feel warm

I believe that Jesus is truly the only way
I celebrate Christmas because it's his birthday

I don't have anyone at home to talk to
And you don't have anything to do
So I'll spend my Christmas with you
I'll spend my Christmas with you
I'll spend my Christmas with you
I'll spend my Christmas with you

Friday, December 2, 2011

How fast can a chiuaua run?

Being chased by a chiuaua is not a very fun thing. In fact, it's kind of scary.
Last night I was sprinting over to where Russel was, to bring him home for dinner, and as I rounded a corner I heard an odd noise in the trees that were across the street. Not really thinking much of it, I kept on running, and then a chiuaua jumped out of the trees and started chasing me. It was crazy! I ran on faster, and finally made it to the friends house, and the dumb dog ran away.
That's my story from yesterday.

TODAY, however, is totally different.
I had my holiday dinner today! (and my amazingly amazing cousin got baptized, CONGRATS KIKI!) The show was a big hit, and when I performed I only messed up (noticabley..... I actually had to restart the phrase. -_-) once! And since we had two showings, I got to play a second time, and I went in with much more confidence and messed up once (noticabley, but I made a super quick recovery) and had a few other mistakes here and there that I don't think were noticeable. So anyway, I wish that more people could've come and supported our choirs, but I am still glad and grateful that my parents and grandparents were able to come! Along with several people from our ward. Thank you to all who supported!!!!

Oh! And I finally saw Harry Potter PART 2!! It was awesome! (oh my goodness. it took me forever to type these three little paragraphs. I've been sitting here for like, twenty minutes. My fingers are broken. GAAA! That reminds me, the second time I played at the dinner the low E key was broken!!! And the low E is like a super main note, so whenever I had a roll with the low E it was dumb because the key was broken. Like my fingers.)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Why Not?

I have recently started reading the book Little Women, and I'm at this part where the March family and Laurie, (the boy next door) create their own mailing system in a bush. Laurie sends stuff to the Girls, the girls send stuff to Laurie, they send notes to their mother, etc.
It suddenly dawned on me that it would be amazingly fun to do something like that! I mean, why not? It's like email, just.... in a bush, you know? I just think that it would be really fun. I actually tried something like that with my brothers but they were still learning how to write so it didn't really work out... :D

Also! It's official!
I auditioned for a piano solo for our choir dinner THIS SATURDAY, and I made it!!! Along with several other YW from the amazingly amazing sixth ward! (now, don't you wish you bought tickets??)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oh Russel....

Recently my brother Russel has become very interested in a book series called Alex Rider. (it's about a teenage spy kid.. :D) I happen to have one of the series, and keep it in a bookshelf in our bonas room.
I was walking up there for some reason, and Russel was looking through my books, listening to his ipod, and all of a sudden he starts rocking side to side, and is saying "poffin" in a british accent.

Maybe all that pie from Thanksgiving is getting to him... :D

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Remember what you are thankful for on this great day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Darn postal people.

Two weeks ago I ordered a marimba solo for my percussion class online- and today it came in the mail.
I ordered a level ONE.
they gave me a level.... HARDER.
I'm pretty darn frustrated at the postal people right now.
I have to have this thing passed off in like, a week!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hey! Guess what?

Hey! So you know how in my last post I said that I could no longer sell you tickets to PHS's holiday dinner?

I lied.
I'm very sorry.
I can still take money until tomorrow! So if you despretley (I don't think that's spelled right... desperately? Yeah i think that's right....) want or need tickets, then come talk to me or send me an email! Just check on my last post for information- but instead of the Matinee being thirteen it's only twelve dollars. ANYWAY! Happy birthday to a certain boy that lives down the street. Oh look! He's at my house. That was weird.

On a side note, I'm drinking hot chocolate.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Food Drive

Friday is finally here! This week has just drug ON AND ON. I don't know why. It's actually been a pretty great week.
Anyway- today concluded Provo High's food drive, and we raised over 13,000 cans/ boxes of food!! When we started the food drive, we made goals; if we raised this many cans, this teacher would do this, and so on and so forth.

So today at our big assembly, we had quite the performance.
Some highlights of the day were:
A teacher got his huge poofy beard styled/shaved by a student.
A teacher got coated in expired coconut milk. (It smelled so bad, i had to put my face in my jacket.)
Several teachers ate sardines.
The Guy teachers performed a lovely ballet for us.
My choir teacher sang us a song while sucking the air from a helium balloon.
More Guy teachers dressed up as Gypsy ladies. (This one was hilarious and disgusting at the same time.)

As school let out today the office announced over the intercom that our assembly would be broadcasted on KSL tonight sometime. Please watch!

Also! If you wanted to buy tickets for the holiday dinner, hate to break it to you, but you can't. Today was the LAST DAY for me to turn in money. Sorry!

Okay. That's all. HAPPY FRIDAY!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A few posts ago I told you about the holiday dinner my school is hosting on December third, and this friday is your very last day to buy tickets from me!
Here is the information that you will need....
When? December 3, 2011.
Where? The Provo City Library Ballroom.
Time? The Matinee Showing is at three o clock, and the Dinner is at seven.
Cost? The Matinee costs $13 and includes a show, salad, and dessert. The Dinner is $20 and includes a show and a full meal.

I would really appreciate it if anyone could come and support! The sooner you buy your tickets the better your seats are going to be- and if you are planning to come as a family/group you need to buy your tickets at the same time. If you want tickets, please talk to me, email me, or call me!

Also, my school recently started its showing of "Children Of Eden." I went and saw it on opening night and, let me just say, it was amazing. It's just at Provo High School and there are shows this week on Monday (tonight), Friday, and Saturday. I think they start at seven. It's worth going to!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Catching Up Time

Hello Everyone! It's time for me to catch up- These are all pictures from Band Tour, (which I just got back from TODAY! it was amazing... :D), efy, Funerals, a mini Family Vacation, and the Boys' Shootout.

 On our way! The Trams at Disneyland
 Driving through AZ- I was in the same state as my Best Friend for like half an hour!!!!!
 The Beautiful Beaches of California (Newport Beach)
 Aah, the waves....
Cool story about this beach- when I was eight years old my family went on vacation to California and we went to this same exact beach! We also had the great opportunity of seeing whales, and this time I had the amazing opportunity to see dolphins! Anyway...
 The Pier of Newport Beach
 Everybody gettin wet
 Slowly inching their way to the water....
 My feet in the salty water!
 The light reflecting on the water
 Our last rehearsal ever before our competition.
Another great story, at our competition (which was the day after we went to disneyland), as we were waiting for the awards ceremony to start, we were all so zonked from Disneyland that we all fell asleep in the bleachers! Two guys walked by and told us "Great Job," and we all lifted up our heads, said "Mhm..." and fell back asleep. We called it, 'Disneyland Hangover'. I started to draw a picture of it on the way home today- I'll post it when I finish.
 The Trams to Disneyland
 I think these flower arrangements are amazing.
 Our California Hotel Room- (friend in the back wondering why I'm taking a picture....) Our hotel room was like an apartment. It was great.
 The other part of our California Hotel Room
Main Street, DISNEYLAND!!!
 An amazing barbershop quarted found on Main Street.
 Pretty waterfall
Just a cute park bench...
 The amazing Mickey Mouse Ferris Wheel
 An amazing army quad playing guy
 Pretty parade princesses!
 I wanted to watch Aladdin since I saw this parade
 A cute hat I almost bought... I'm not smiling because I just wanted to see what I looked like in it..... :D
 The wonderful world of color show!
 Very talented people put this show together
 A beautiful sunset over provo
 Hiking the Y with my friend Cookie!
 The Eagle Rock in monroe, UT
 Beautiful Sunset!
 My two best efy buddies!
 The three of us!
 My great counsler, marizzle. Yes. That is her name. I have no idea if it's spelled right. :D
 Chillin at the field
 My two great counslers!
 Waiting for the games to start!
 Oh boys.
 My roomies :D
 Us Girlies!
                                     Me with my session directors.
 (sorry it's sideways) Marizzle and her 'man potion'... :D
 Great boys!!! The boys' counsler
 Two great guys! (to all Zelda fans- I think the guy on the left looks like Link....) :D:D
 Pass-o-Guava. My new favorite Juice,
 Me and my silly counsler
 Us Girls!
 Silly silly silly..... :)
 The Boys!
 Our Whole Company.
 Good times..... *i miss efy....*
  Little mini family vacation in St. George- my bros with the Brigham Young Statue.
 The Beautiful Temple!
 Funeral for my great Uncle
 The whole family
 My Great Grandmothers beautiful Casket.
 My adorable little cousin!!!!!
 My Great Cousins and Uncle
 My Brothers and Dad!
 Boys at the Shootout.
 Woah! Motorcycles!
Shoot that gun!!!

Hope you enjoyed all the little mash-up of pictures!