11 June, 2012

Goodbye appleonatree

So I started a new blog when I moved to SLC.  I was planning on having tons of free time this summer to make art projects and stuff and share them.  Then I was offered a full-time position at a job I love.  I took the job on top of my summer classes.   So I probably won't be posting as many art projects as planned, but I will try.  And of course thankful thursday will live on forever, thanks to anniegd.  If anyone wants to follow my new blog it is Happinessisart.blogspot.com

peace out, bloggers.

07 May, 2012

More Awesome.

I laugh every time I see this.  And each time I feel the need to make a few additions in my mind.  Example: Everyone I know is getting married or pregnant, going on a mission, going to grad school, getting a real job, etc.... I'm just getting more awesome. 

Everyone knows I will be jealous of all missionaries for the rest of my life.  If I could make a career out of going on missions for my whole life, I would. I can't even wait to be a senior missionary.

 Sometimes I get jealous of people graduating from school (but only for a minute because I don't want to grow up).

Then again people with a real job get to do what they love (hopefully) and get paid for it.  Awesome.

You know when you get caught up in comparison over the weirdest things?  Everyone does that sometimes, right?

And for me, the worst is when you compare your expectations of your life to reality.  One of the many reasons I love 500 Days of Summer is the scene that does just that. That movie changed my life a little bit.  Yep, I said it.  I think there are so many things to be learned from it.  The two most important lessons to me: 1. When something doesn't work out, something better will.  2. You needed to experience that first thing not working out to become who you are supposed to.  I can think of so many things in my life that have proved those lessons true.  Some things have taken longer for me to be convinced, but I really think it's true. 

My life is very different from what I thought it would be 5 years ago, but I am pretty happy about the way things have happened.  I think about how things would've been different if I hadn't made certain decisions, but it wouldn't be right.  When I stop and think about my blessings, some of the "top" ones on my list are things that used to be my trials.  It's like this quote that is actually talking about having a child with special needs.  Shout out to my future career!

 If you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.

*  I would like to thank pinterest for all of the lovely images.  Or should I say "pin-trest?"

25 April, 2012

Which one?

I need help picking a swimming suit.  I have spent way too many hours online looking at every site trying to pick one that is cute and not overpriced.  And I hate skimpy suits- bikinis and monokinis are not my thang.  I think I'm leaning toward the blue striped one right now, but I need opinions.  My suits usually last a few years, so I want to love it.  Summer means being in the water a lot.

Joey man

Joey dee loves his bday. I have to be at my orientation on his real birthday, so we've been celebrating together all week. Yesterday we decorated the house and made brownies for his party. Today we went to lunch and he opened my presents. We will have a family dinner next week. "Big one nine."