Thursday, December 16, 2010


I can't handle the fact that I only have one more day here. Today was perfect. 80 degree weather. pipeline masters surf competition. sunset beach. teds. and night show at the pcc. Could life get any better? I know that mine couldn't. And tomorrow...we're hitting up the surf competition again and my all-time favorite beach waimea. I foresee another perfect day coming my way. Have I told you that I love Hawaii and I think that I am going to miss my flight on purpose? Its a good plan if you ask if you don't see me in washington next week with my'll know why!
     Well tonight was pretty much awesome. I think everyone knows that I LOVE the polynesian cultural center. I have been to the night show like 5 times this semester and every time I just keep getting more and more obsessed. We have a friend Shaun who is in the night show. He's way fun and tonight we decided to get a picture with him....
yeah...i'm really scary
Ok I miss Hawaii already...I can't handle this. Don't make me leave!!!!!! And to prove I'm in denial...I haven't started packing. Ya I leave in a day...and I haven't packed....oh well! :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I can't stand it but I only have 2 more days left in the (808). I love Hawaii. Literally I was walking around campus today and I almost broke into tears because I realized that this experience is coming to an end. I have had a TOTAL blast here! And so tonight (since I am done with finals and have nothing to do) I decided that I'm going to write a little about what I have loved and am going to miss about Hawaii..
*PCC Tuesdays
*mini bbq chicken and rice everywhere I go
*Hukilau Cafe, L&L, Papa Ole's
*My pink bike
*Waimea days
*Sunset beach at sunset
*Hukilau Beach
*Waikiki weekends
*Nights with Kami and the fam
*constantly being warm
*Pillow talk with liv
*Usual spot at the lib
*Night show with the Prophet (I met him!)
*Rock Climbing
*Late night bike rides with kay
*Grass Skirt Grill
*Jamba/Kaneohe girls nights
*Gid..."we go eat"
*The beautiful temple
*Kava Roots
(I love my bike)
Ok those are just a few things that I love about Hawaii....I LOVE hawaii! I seriously will never get over loving Hawaii. There are a few things I am excited to get away from though...bugs. All the stupid bugs in this place. YAY! No more bugs! And I'm excited to finally get away from a certain somebody! YAY! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sun-Kissed Skin

I'm officially over being tan. To be honest, I'm quite sick of worrying whether I am going to be tan enough for everyone when I get home. Don't get me wrong, I like having that sun-kissed skin, but at this point its not at the top of my list. I have finals, packing, and seeing all the people that I'm leaving within the next week. How am I going to fit going to the beach in that time?! The answer is no clue, but I don't care. If my friends and family at home judge me because I'm not tan enough for them..well then thats their problem. But for now, I'm going to work on the things that really and friends. Frying my skin to a golden brown is not the priority. If it happens that I have time..I'll try..but until then my kind of brown skin will have to do! :) Here's a pic at my peak of being tan in hawaii....I will always have the pics to prove it :) 
I can't wait to in the cold drinking hot chocolate and warming up by the fire with my family. I can't think of one thing I would rather do more. Nope, I wouldn't even rather be in Hawaii. Skiing is on my mind lately, snow is on my mind lately. I think i'll leave hawaii here in a week and a half and go back to the cold. I kind of belong in the cold. I have LOVVVED hawaii and I know that I'm going to miss being warm all the time..but I have always been one to like the tropical vacations and then go back to the not so hot weather. I like wearing winter clothes. I like putting on lots of layers. I know that for a few weeks I'm going to be super uncomfortable because my body has adapted so much to Hawaii, but after a few weeks I'll be just fine being in the cold and skiing every weekend... :) can't wait! 
Only 9 days left in Hawaii..better make it a crazy 9 days! (if only finals didn't exist)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Here I am..laying in my bed..thinking about the adorable letter that I got from my boy yesterday. In it he told me that we needed to figure out the exact day when we started liking each other. So here I was thinking about it, and I remembered. I even have a picture of the day that Brock and I first held hands. It was May 25, 2005. It was the seminary scripture mastery night and I remember I had just met Brock a few weeks earlier. I thought he was SO cute and so I told my mom that if she saw me with him she had to pretend to be taking pictures of everyone that night and then come and get a picture of Brock and I. And of course, you know my mom, she did! That night after scripture mastery he invited me over to his house and we held hands for the first time. and here we are..5 1/2 years later and still so in love. 
I was so hot with the braces :) 
He comes home in 6 months..literally on Saturday he will have been gone 18 months. I miss him more and more everyday. Luckily, its not going to be long now and he will be back! love that boy...always have :) 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ha: The Breath of Life

I may or may not be obsessed with the night show at the polynesian cultural center. seriously its probably one of my favorite things on the island! Because I got an annual pass to the pcc through my hula class, I can go for free whenever I want. Now you have to realize that people pay some serious bucks to go to the night show! Its definitely something that I couldn't afford without my annual pass, but ya know, we locals get the hook ups! So last week I went for the third week in a row..but this week was especially good. and it was because the Prophet was there! YES the prophet was in town for the temple dedication..and of course he wanted to go to the night show. And guess what else...I talked to a literal conversation. 

Heres how the story goes:
  So Kayli and I decided that we were going to get there early so that we could find out where the prophet was eating. So we got there early and waited outside the place where he was eating. We were like the first people other than these little boys so we were sure that we were going to get to say hi to him. Well after waiting for about an hour he finally came out! And of course..who did he go to..the little boys..he talked to them and said "here's my future missionaries" say the little boys were stoked is an understatement. He then kind of said hi to us..but no shaking hands..nothing like that. We were excited to have seen him..but a little bummed because we didn't get to actually talk to him..but we were trying to be excited.
  Ok so then we were walking into the theater for the theater and all of a sudden we see the prophet walking in on one side and people are seriously swarming him...and then on the other side we saw President Eyring walking in and nobody was paying attention to him because they were all so involved with the prophet. So we watch him go to his seat and we see that the row in front of him is completely empty so we decided that even though we didn't get to talk to the prophet, it would still be awesome to talk to an apostle. So went and shook his hand, introduced ourselves and talked to him and his wife about where we were know..small talk. 
  Then a magnificant thing happened. We looked to our right and President Monson was standing right there. Literally right next to President Eyring...duhhh we didn't realize that they would end up sitting next to each other! So we were like ahh we have got to go say hi! So we walked over, shook his hand and the first thing that came out of his mouth was "I got myself a couple of blondies here" and he started laughing to himself. Man, did that break the ice or what! So then I got up my courage and said President Monson, I hear you love Cummings Chocolates." and he was like "They are my weakness! I need to lay off them (grabbing his belly)." and then we proceeded to tell each other our favorite flavors and talked about Cummings. Well then at this point an usher came up and made us move and he said "well girls have a good night, I will try not to cause to much trouble." And that was that! I TALKED TO THE PROPHET! 

So there you go..I talked to him. A good ol' conversation about we were best friends ya know? And its all because of Ha! The breath of life! that night the show was extra special...lots more dancers..all performing for the prophet. and then at the end they sang teach me to walk in the light. It was totally amazing and spiritual and I was bawling by then end...well everyone there was. Unreal. Amazing. Spectacular. those are just a few of the words to describe that night. 
kayli and I at the night her

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I Miss You...

Although Hawaii is something that I will never regret ever...I have come to realize that there are a lot of things that I miss about home. I have decided that I am very much a home body and although I can go out and do my own thing, I would much rather be close to home. Today I have been missing a lot of things..and a lot of people. So here's my list for the night...sorry if your not on it. I'm sure I miss you too.
My family...they are awesome. bestie! 
My them! sister from another mother :)
But most of all....tonight I'm missing my cute boy. He has been gone now for almost 18 months now. Don't you think it should be time for him to come home? If he was a girl he would be coming home...but he's not. I'm not really looking forward to another Christmas without him. I LOVE Christmas as most of you well know...but I love it even more with him. At least I will get to hear his voice right? And in 6 months I can have him back...all to myself. I love that kid...

us asleep at my gma's a few christmas's ago

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ko Olina. Waimea. Haliewa. Waikiki.

To say that this weekend was packed full of hawaiian goodness is an understatement. I seriously don't think I have done so so little time..and had so much fun ever! Cassie came to visit this weekend and I think I definetly wore her out! :) It all started on thursday with the polynesian cultural center. now that was very fun for cass..but I don't even count this in our weekend of goodness because the rest was so much better! Friday cass and I headed out to Ko Olina aka my favorite place on this entire island. I felt back in paradise. Don't get me wrong..I'm still in paradise when I'm at home in laie..but Ko Olina brings the vacation paradise! So we went out some lava flows and lunch and went to their hot tub and pools! It was fabulous..only downer was that it wasn't to sunny..but thats what the hot tubs are for right! 
(cass drinking her lava flow)
So that was Friday...but Saturday..that was the real treat. First we headed out to Waimea. Now there is a huge rock at Waimea Bay  that everyone jumps off of. And I did it! It was a total blast. Never has it been so sunny and such a beautiful day in Hawaii I swear! Then after that we went to Haliewa on the North Shore and ate at the Grass Skirt Grill. It was unreal! So amazing!! I would recommend it to anyone! 
(the rock we jumped off)
(love my boy)
(the them!)
So then after Haliewa we went up to Waikiki. We did some shopping and decided that we should have a fabulous dinner at the Cheesecake factory! Little did we know that it wasn't going to be very fabulous! The food was great..but the service was AWFUL. We ended up being in the restaurant for 4 was HORRIFIC! I can't even begin to explain the situation. It was a have to be there experience. and it all came down to the fact that we are young and nobody takes us seriously! So as we waited..we took pictures..silly pictures :) 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hula Auana!

Well its that time again. I had another test in hula today and so my mom made me PROMISE that I would record it and put it on my blog here it is :) this is the modern form of hula called auana. I pretty much am terrible..but remember that I am a white girl and dont have any flubber to shake with! :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

I can't wait...

    Christmas is coming. Its my favorite time of year. Even though I am in Hawaii and it feels like it is not close to Christmas at all....I can feel it coming. I know its only November..but I feel it coming. I remember when I was a kid and when it would snow in Redmond. Things would shut down and I can remember just getting into my snow clothes and go sledding with chels down our big hill. Life was so great on those days. Then we would go inside and my mom would have hot chocolate waiting. I remember my mom making those days so awesome...
   Anyways..I love Christmas. I am really hoping that Mike and Mel get to be with us for christmas this year...that would be make it almost perfect...of course its not quite perfect yet because my boy still isn't home. but I get to talk to him...and I can't wait. I'm already thinking about the things that I want to talk about with him on the phone. I just can't wait to hear him tell me how much he loves me. Thats always my favorite parts of our conversations. I'm just so excited to hear his voice. He makes me melt every single time I hear a word come out of his mouth. I'm excited.
   I'm also excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Although so many people like to make Christmas about Santa and the presents....I love reading the story of the birth of Christ with the family on Christmas Eve. It always helps me remember the true reason of Christmas and why we are celebrating.
(Christmas 2006 with my boy...he's still my boy after all these years!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rock Climbing!

 This past weekend I did something that I never would have even thought of doing out here...rock climbing!!! And let me tell was an experience to say the least. Saturday morning we left around 8 am....and I was already exhausted from the night before when I stayed up until around 3 am...oops :) well anyways after driving out there I see a mountain and then around the top of the mountain is this flat rock that we are going to climb. and I freaked a little bit. I didn't want to tell anyone but I was a tinge bit scared. But you know me...I started climbing that stupid mountain. When we finally got to the top where we were suppose to rock climb I looked down and we were pretty high up. But I finally got the nerve to rock climb..and then I reached the halfway point and looked behind me and down and freaked out and made them bring me down I was so scared! Who knew I was afraid of heights!!!

Well as you looked down from where we were rock climbing I saw a familiar village....the other's village on lost!!!! And yes...I made out group stop after climbing so that I could have a picture at the other's camp! It was amazing! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

All Time Favorites!

Movies are kind of an obsession of mine. I think this obsession started when I was 15 and started watching movies at Brock's in his theater room. Well since moving to Hawaii I have realized that there are some movies that I love more than others...and can quote basically the entire thing. Of course, most of them are ones that Brock and I have watched thousands of times. Heres a few of them I love:
1. The Little Rascals
      One of the all time classics. On most of my letters from Brock I get a Little Rascals quote on the outside

2. Nacho Libre
     Once again...this is a Brock favorite. I like to watch his favs because it reminds me of him :)

3. How to Lost a Guy in Ten Days
     Classic for me, Lauren, Brock, and Steven

4. Mean Girls
     By far the most quoted between us four (brock, me, lauren, steven)

5. Sweet Home Alabama
      This one is from my best roomies (mel, tawn, laur, cass)...ya we watched it a lot.

6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
      Makes me miss my Brock and him playing the piano for me :(

7. The Proposal
      Another one of the roomies movies!

8. Hitch
     Roomie movie...again.....yea we watched a lot of movies

Ok well thats it for now....I made a list tonight of movies that Brock needs to see when he gets home so I've been thinkin a lot about movies. Brock only has 7 months left basically now...which means I tell people 6 months because it makes me feel better about myself haha. He's coming home...someday soon!!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Night in Town!

As most of you know, I have always been, and always will be a city girl. So I don't know what I was thinking when I signed up to live on the opposite side of the island with no car and no way to get to Waikiki. So last night I finally convinced my roommates that it was time for a trip into "town" as everyone calls Waikiki here. A bunch of us went out and went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Of course since we had 12 people it was a 2 hour wait and we didn't even get to sit in the same table! But we still had lots of fun! It was great to be back in civilization! 
(me and my roommate bree! I love her to death!)
(roommies!...bree, me, steph)
(this was our table, the other people we were with were at a different table)

Friday, October 22, 2010

3 Things!

1. It is so weird to not have nursing be ruling my life. Today I just sat at my house and did whatever I wanted...whenever I wanted. Its kind of relaxing ..but at the same time its not me. I think that I like being really busy and stressed out...i know...I think I was meant to be a nurse!

2. I have realized that I am a Seattle girl! I don't like the heat constantly and I think that Hawaii is for sure a place that is to visit and not to live. I miss the fall. I miss the leaves changing. I miss wearing hoodies and boots and comfy stuff.

3. I love Hawaii. Even though I don't like the heat all the time..I love being here and seeing the beauty around me. I never, NEVER get sick of the beauty around me. Its amazing here. Most of the time I stand out my balcony and see the ocean I still don't believe that I'm in Hawaii. Its a surreal feeling. and that is never going to change.

*I took this picture with my camera on the way home you see what I mean...its beautiful here! And the temple open house starts tomorrow..I'm going to it Saturday! I can't wait!*

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This semester I decided that I needed to take a hula know..get into the culture a little bit here. Turns out that I really am a skinny white girl who can't shake her hips! :) Here is my test that I just had...I figured I would share..even though I am not very good! I messed up a few times but oh well! :) This is Kahiko..the ancient form of hula! Enjoy! :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bugs and Trickles

Last weekend a few of us decided that we needed to start doing the hikes that are all around us! We thought it would be easiest to start with the one closest to us...Laie Falls. To be honest, I hadn't heard anything good or bad about it and so I figured why not! It started out pretty good and then came the strawberry guava trees. We went through this like tunnel of strawberry guava trees and they were really ripe. along with the really ripe fruit came the crazy bugs. Literally I think there were millions. I wanted to puke. If anybody knows me they know that I HATE bugs! HATE! so it was nasty. and then we got to the falls and it was more of a trickle. So overall, it was fun with friends...but the hike is not something i would evvver do again!

Hopefully the next hike will be better!! :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Living in Paradise

Does everyone realize that I live in paradise? Well..I never get sick of it to be honest. I ride my bike back and forth from school every day and I am always amazed by the beauty around me. One of my favorite places here to go is Sunset Beach. Its on the north shore about 20 minutes away and it is just beautiful. No wonder its called Sunset because the Sunset there is to die for. I seriously could go there every night and just sit there and watch the beauty around me.
Oh and it helps that its 84 degrees here every day. Its weird that its about Halloween. I still feel like I am in the middle of summer! Its not going to be fun when I have to come home. I can guarantee that I am going to be so sick just from my body going into shock because of how cold it will be in Utah! Ah..I'm not excited for that! 

oh! and guess boy only has 7 1/2 months left! ah time needs to go by faster! 

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Well this is my first post in good ol' Hawaii! I have been here for 2 weeks now and I am starting to really love it here! Everything is 100% different than BYU-Idaho though thats for sure! Everything is much more relaxed and unorganized..and for the first time in my life, I actually have time to sit around and do ..nothing! Its so weird! I'm trying to get used to it, but its still just not like me to do!
The best part about coming to Hawaii was the
little short girls trip that my mom, sister and I got to do. I think it was something that was well needed for all of us! Us three have weird schedules and it is hard for us to find time all three of us just to get together without any of the boys or any worries! It was a total blast! We drank lots of lava flows (virgin of course :) played at the pool, slid down the water slide, and talked on the beach and night. It was perfect. I got to surf, which is something I have always wanted to do! Here are some pictures from our little trip! :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

more school....:)

Yep thats right, I'm going back to school. In the past few months I graduated and got my associates degree RN and now since there are ZERO jobs anywhere...I've decided to go back and get my bachelors. But I'm really excited! I love school...and I'm sure I'm going to love it even more in HAWAII!!! Yes..I'm going to BYU-Hawaii for the fall semester! I leave in two weeks and I couldn't be more excited! Its going to be an adventure for sure and very relaxing! I can't wait! I will keep this updated (hopefully) during my time there! :) wish me luck!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I should be studying...

But I'm not! :) Instead I am in the living room (where all my roommates put our mattress') and am thinking to myself...what am I going to do when I graduate?! I have found out that there are basically no nursing jobs right now and that I have no chance of getting one because I am a new grad. this stinks! So instead of nursing what if I became:
1. Cinderella at Disneyland (always been a dream of mine)
2. A chef
3. A photographer
And if none of those options work either...then I think I will be destined to live at home and mooch off of my parents ...not fun..i don't like that. Or should I keep going to school? I have been at school for 6 semesters now with no break (its getting old) I think that the school gig is done for a while for me.
Why do I have to grow up?!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

7 more weeks!

I am officially half way done with my last semester of nursing! Only 7 more weeks and then I am out of here!!!!!!! Here is our class picture that we took. The students in my class of nursing were just great. Seriously some of the best people!

Now if I can just get through with the last 7 weeks.... :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

One Year Ago

Here is part of the email I sent to my Brock tonight:
one year ago today you gave your awesome farewell talk. i am pretty sure that you brought football into it and it was just an amazing talk. i was so proud of you. i specifically remember you coming up to me right after sacrament and just giving me the biggest hug. i dont know if you remember that but i certainly do. it was something i will never forget. then we went to your house and everyone was there and we had enchiladas and we all sat out on the deck. i remember jeff, woodey, alyssa, jj, and steven being there. am i forgetting anybody? not sure. kate and sadie were adorable and cade was just so little. then everybody left and we went with the family on a walk up past where your new house is going to be. i remember holding your hand and aw life was good. then me and you laid on the grass and we have those pictures of us and sadie coming up to us. so cute. i lovvve those pictures. im actually looking at them right now. i think after that you and me just talked and hung out with the family and then im sure that we watched a movie. i fell asleep on you and i think you actually fell asleep too and we woke up at like 2 in the morning. haha we did that a lot. well...i fell asleep a lot. you always let me sleep. i bet you got really bored sometimes of me sleeping on you. because i really fell asleep a lottt on you. if i remember this specific time i think we woke up really sweaty because of all the body heat we generated from laying there together. and then you took me back to the sharps and we said goodbye. and you told me you would always love me. and i said the same to you.
Here is some of the pictures from that day:

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Although some of you probably think this post is about my real family....who is AWESOME!...I'm actually talking about my FHE family this semester! We have seriously become best friends! We hang out constantly. Last night we went down in the basement of our house (it looks like that 70's show all over again) and we played games, danced and then watched youtube videos the rest of the night! I love these people! Here some pics from the night:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I gave in...

So, I always had this thing about blogging. I thought it was only for married couples and that single people should NEVER blog. Well guess what? Here I am blogging because everyone is doing it and I am starting to feel left out :) I am not an official blogger and I am actually quite happy about it! Here is what is going on in my life at this moment:
1. I am still in Rexburg....yes it is my 6th semester straight of school and
my LAST semester!
2. I'm missing my boy like crazzzy! :(
3. My roommates are AMAZING
Well thats all for now...I still can't believe that I even have a blog...weird!