Friday, December 23, 2011

"you cease to amaze me"

since i got my hair cut like an idiot last december, i have been trying to urge my hairgrowth along as gently but urgently as possible. i think i've made some good progress, considering i've gone from this
to this
to this.
congratulations to me.

after many, many months of not wearing my hair curly, i've lately began dreaming again of long, loose waves. so this morning i decided to bust out the curling iron.

big mistake.

i think i lost at least three inches off my hair by curling it. what the heck do you even call that look?! who knows. who. even. knows.

so, after 25 minutes of quality curling time, my hair ended up in a ponytail in defeat.

hate when that happens. so. much. hate.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

chillin like a banshee

i promised peepee that i would blog lotsandlots cause she's in rexburg all alone for all of christmas break. hasn't happened. so hi.

uhhhh not sure i have much else to say?

look. i just like christmas break. i like it a lot. today jason described my day as follows: "i imagine you wake up in the morning, and go downstairs, and your mom feeds you french toast. and then you bake all day with your mom and then you deliver christmas treats at night and that's pretty much your day."

and all i would like to say about that is, exactly. that is exactly my day. and i really like it.
christmas break is wonderful because "getting ready" in the morning consists of changing out of my yoga pants and in to leggings. christmas break is wonderful because every 3.5 seconds the doorbell rings and someone's brought us food. (no, really, just kidding, you can keep bringing us food.) christmas break is wonderful because my mother and i run errands together and sometimes my dad stays home from work and we all make caramel all day long like a big happy family. minus the big part. there's only 4 stockings on the fireplace. weird? i think yes.

christmas break is not wonderful because it's not snowing and is not going to snow before christmas. uhhh whaa? isn't that, like, the one good part of minnesota in the winter?

i'll answer that for you. yes. yes, it is.

also i miss this boy.
skype's cool...but not that cool.

six days til cristina&dan come home.
seven days til jas comes to mah house.

Friday, December 16, 2011

yesterday was one of my best days in a long, long time

and i have no pictures to show for it. right now, anyhow. laura has one, and the other is on my computer, so just a bit of patience, my friends.

my afternoon started with a few bites (okay, okay, half) of a shake at the creamery with jas and his family and his sister annie who i loved meeting. i only wish i could have stayed longer, buuuut... was time to run (ten minutes late, of course) to meet laura, my long-time blog bestie. it was seriously magic. my deepest wish in life is that she didn't live in canada so she could live in utawww with me and we could spill our souls to each other every day. or whatever. you know. i just really, really liked it. and her.

and then i ran some errands and went home (by home, of course, i mean the bed in bri's dorm that i share with my baby sister...) and packed a bit and then relaxed for the first time in an eternity, and watched the season finale of gossip girl (uhhhh... hated it!!).

jason and i have been trying to be in a christmas mood lately, which is harder than it might sound, what with finals and all.

but it seems like we were repaid for our efforts last night when some random guy handed us a completed free-meal cafe rio card for no reason. christmas is the absolute greatest, and i mean that.

for christmas, jason's dad gave me tickets to the play a christmas carol. it was absolutely incredible. i wish i had some pictures of the theatre itself, it was beautiful, but all i have is a picture of us.. which is also beautiful? except it's on my camera. i am not generally a crier, but this play definitely had me crying. i was so touched by scrooge's pain when he realized all the opportunities he had missed to influence the lives of others. i'm hoping that our family will read the forgotten carols this season, which we do many years. it, too, is such a timeless story.

i love plays. i love how real and alive and genuine they are. going to plays is one of my very, very favorite things to do, and it was one of the most well-done plays i have seen in a very long time. it was truly a perfect night, and i was so happy to spend it with jas.

i'm happy today. i'm so, so happy to be going home, and to be done with finals, and to have just had a two hour talk with holly, and to be celebrating christmas. christmas often makes me somewhat melancholy, because i just don't feel good enough or i don't feel like i'm doing exactly what heavenly father wants me to be doing. this year, i'm really just purely happy. i am a daughter of a heavenly father who has blessed me beyond comprehension. i have the most wonderful family and friends who i am so grateful for. i wouldn't change a thing about my life right now. i love christmas, and i am so happy to be truly celebrating it in every sense of the word.

Monday, December 12, 2011

it has been quite the weekend.

and i'm only glad that it's over because that means i am going home in a mere four days. but anyhow.

my weekend really began on thursday afternoon, because that was the last day of classes. woohoo. or something like that. thursday afternoon, i found a solution to sell my contract. i had been praying so hard that it would sell that i forgot that two girls had already told aubrey that they really, really wanted the apartment..they just had to sell their contracts. thursday afternoon, a thought popped into my head. why don't i just buy one of their contracts? and boom, just like that, we had 36 hours to be moved out of the apartment.

so friday was spent moving out, until that got too boring, and then friday was spent christmas shopping. we decided jason does not exactly belong in forever21 skinny jeans (surprise?)...

saturday was equally productive. the act of moving out was completed, studying was accomplished, and christmas shopping was worked on.

sunday the most wonderful gingerbread house was made, and ham and mashed potatoes and all sorts of deliciousness.

and then last night i slept in bri's twin-sized bed with her in her dorm, and slept in until 7:30 because i didn't have to (a) eat breakfast, or (b) walk 15 minutes across campus, and it was fantastic. absolutely wonderful.

this morning the bookstore filled our taffy jar up (SO YUMMY) and then i followed the example of my baby sistah and made a schedule for the rest of the week. nottttt too excited

so, that's that. four days and i'm home free.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

good to know

clearly that was a list from jason, bless his heart.

i've learned a lot this week, mostly about creating webpages, writing mcom reports, and cramming for exams. but mainly i would like to share the three highlights.

1. stephen's limited edition pumpkin spice-flavored hot cocoa will not be returning in future years, because i can guarantee that nobody will buy a second jar of that shiz. seriously. imagine warm carrot juice. that's what it looks like. it's been four days since i drank it and i swear i can still taste it in my mouth. so. gross.

2. if you laugh at girls every morning for their skirts being all staticy and caught in their tights, like this (please note that that is her slip and not, in fact, a skirt):

don't wear tights and a skirt to school. karma, baby. i had a very, very long walk across campus this morning with a very slippery skirt..

3. having a roommate is kind of fun. bri's moved into my apartment for a few days so she can study for finals. and it's fantastic. who knew?! ps if anybody knows anybody who is looking for an apartment winter semester, lemmeeknow. this is approaching emergency status.


can it be christmas already?!
8 days til home. :))

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

hi. my name is amy. well i'm feeling another list coming on. here it is:)))))
1. Jason
2. sentences.with.periods.between.every.word.for.emphasis.
4. happiness
5. state of the union list (whats that even mean?)
6. 7200 south;)
7. more lists
8. greek yogurt
9. lehi
10. did I mention Jas?
11. being treated well
12. feeling like a million bucks
13. being the most beautiful thing in this world
14. being the most giving, compassionate person
1. gluten free stufffff
2. proper blog grammar and punctuation
3. saying goodnights

stay tuned for next week fans. I love you, and I love Jason almost as much as blogging, excel, smores, tortillas, socks with lil' piggys, holly, stevie and cold cold weather.