Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Also, check out this quick interview with one of the judges, Amanda Holden:
Yeah, and this is only the first episode of the show! Still MORE to come!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Growing in the corner of my garden old;
We are very tiny but we try, try, try
Just one spot to gladden, you and I.
(The pansies really are purple, the flash from the camera makes them look blue.)
Amid the candy and colored eggs and cute little bunny rabbits, let's try to remember why it is that we have Easter--and try to keep thinking it all throughout the year. I know that personally I find myself getting caught up in the business of life, and often forget the real reason we are here. Remember WHY it is that we can be happy--only Christ and His atonement could allow us to experience true happiness, to live now and to live again with Him.
"At this Easter season of hope and renewal we testify of the glorious reality of the atonement and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The empty tomb brought comforting assurance and provided the answer to the question of Job, “If a man die, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14).
Because of the Savior’s resurrection we will overcome death and become the beneficiaries of His mercy and grace. In a world of trouble and uncertainty, His peace fills our hearts and eases our minds. Jesus is in very deed “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
We give our sure witness that Jesus is the Christ. Though He was crucified, He rose triumphant from the tomb to our everlasting blessing and benefit. To each member of the human family He stands as our Advocate, our Savior, and our Friend." --First Presidency Easter MessageWe have life because of Him. We have happiness because of Him. We have hope because of Him.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I think I will definitely keep the top half of my hair, and I am a big fan of color, so maybe I'll go with this last one. Maybe a few of these color extensions:
Friday, April 3, 2009
It's been 9 days since the surgery, and I'm still alive (amazingly). Yesterday was probably my hardest day yet, but on the opposite end of the spectrum, today (so far anyway) has been my best day yet. Cheesy, but I guess the night truly is darkest before the dawn.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
You know how girls like flowers? Well I LOVE flowers. You know how you always secretly wish that someone will bring you flowers for your performance, or birthday, or at the hospital? Well, I secretly wish this every day. I secretly wish that flowers will pop up every time I enter a door. My weakness when I grocery shop is not the chocolate goodies in the checkout line, but the beautiful flower arrangements near the produce. So, imagine my excitement when I woke up from surgery to find a bouquet of the most beautiful, cheerful sunflowers waiting for me!
It truly made my day. Seriously, that was all I needed. And yet, it didn't stop there: roses, lilies, daisies, cookies, cards, Jamba Juice, visitors, calls, you name it. I hardly had time to rest in those days at the hospital and a few after.
This is going to sound silly, but I never realized that I was oh so loved. Really. The last few weeks everyone has done so much for me, it's ridiculous. I can't explain why, they just do. I'm not complaining, oh no, I'm beyond grateful. It's a great feeling. So thank you, THANK YOU! for everything you all have done, whether it was a gift, a kind word or even just a kind thought sent my way, it's worth more to me than you will ever know.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
To be able to create now and for eternity? Like, think about it, this is our purpose and destiny? How cool is that?! I guess I never thought of it that way. These silly little hobbies of mine, well, turns out they aren't so silly after all. Who knew. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, "The world is but a canvas to the imagination." With all this in mind, I suppose my goal is that we all expand ourselves just a little more. I've noticed that over the past little while I have trapped myself in a box, and my creativity is poorly suffering. I wanted the "fun college life" and somewhere along the way lost myself, lost something that made me really me. I tried so hard to be the best, to be like my role models, but I forgot to try to be like me. Funny how that works. Now I am sick and back to the very basics of life--JUST ME, plain and simple. It's quite an eye-opening experience. My point is, just let go, be yourself, and let your creativity run wild; who knows where you'll end up, and that's what makes life so exciting! Just do your own thing, and love it. That's the real secret to life.