Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm thankful for you!

It is Thanksgiving and as tradition has it, I am watching the Macy's parade. I don't know why I like it...maybe it's just because our TV is somehow channeled to it every Thanksgiving morning. Or maybe I just like parades! My dog Coco is snuggled up to the side of my leg here on the couch. I got up nice and early to go to my friends Turbo Kick Boxing Turkey Day class, which turbo kicked my butt. Siera is beaming over her eight layered, rainbow jello masterpiece. The cooking has begun and it's starting to smell like a mix of stuffing, turkey, and cinnamon. I can't help but think of how blessed I am!

Have a happy thanksgiving!

With love on Turkey day,

Kristen

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cougar town.


Rise and shout, the COUGARS are out!
This weekend, Jesse's friends Ryan and Brad came into Cougartown for a visit. (From left to right starting at the top: Me, Jesse, Brad, Seth, Ryan, Aubster the mobster.) We showed them how cougars have a good time. Ryan really wanted to hike the Y. Once we got there we were freezing, so we all huddled up...looking down on Provo. It made me feel very grateful for my friends! They are so important to me. With Thanksgiving coming up this next week, I just want to tell all my friends and the people I love in my life how GRATEFUL I am for them. In this picture we have Jesse, Brad, and Aubry. Jesse just went home for Thanksgiving to be with his family and his dog Murphy I just met Brad this last weekend, and he is great.Here we have Seth and Aubry. And behind them, we have the home of the cougars. Happy Thanksgiving!


With Love,

Kristen

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I think about things way too much.
I worry: probably much to much.
I like sad songs.
When I love something, I LOVE it.
I say things I don't mean when I'm frustrated.
People notice blond hair more than brown.
Not everyone will always agree with me.
Sometimes I think too much before I speak.
Other times I don't think at all.
I want to trust people, but sometimes I don't.
People are good.
I want to look pretty, but at times, really don't care.
I like the gap.
I don't care about shoes ( But I really like slippers cause my feet are always cold.)
I'm tired of school!
I'm not a very funny person, but I really like to laugh :)
I want to be there for the people I LOVE.
I hope to be someone someday.
I'm jealous of people who just do what they want to do.
I'm FAR from perfect.
When has it not been okay in the end?
I wish I knew more about the constellations.

Hm...whatev.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blah. Blah. Blah.

Okay so here are five reasons why today is not a great day:
1. I keep wanting to eat, eat....eat!! I just ate a couple hours ago and I already feel ready for a Thanksgiving Feast.
2. My roommate colored my hair earlier and now all I can smell is the overwhelming aroma of hair dye, therefore: HEADACHE.
3. I'm stuck in the library, even as I write this blog entry. I have a list of homework that is endless...but is due tomorrow.
4. Billy is very possibly dating Courtney Love.
5. I miss someone A LOT!

But here are five reasons to be happy:
1. Thanksgiving is not next week...but the next!
2. Tomorrow is Friday.
3. Coco is going to come visit me next week!!!
4. Even though my hair smells, it turned out looking decent!
5. And I'm sitting here at the library with three beautiful girls that I am privledged to know and to have a part of my life! (Yes, its my roommates).

With love,


Kristen

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Still Fighting.

Ben Folds sings a song called "Still Fighting it". Its a good song. You see, this is the last year I have with my roommates. We've lived together for soon-to-be three years now. Next semester is our last. We're all going to be graduating and moving on with our lives. There is a lot of uncertainty. You'd think by the time we are graduating COLLEGE we would have a better idea of the direction our lives are going to take, but that is nonsense.
Ben Folds
is able to capture an emotion that all four of us are feeling at this time... the fear of growing up! The chorus: "Everybody knows it sucks to grow up and everybody does. Its so weird to be back here. Let me tell you what the years go on and we're still fighting it, we're still fighting it. You'll try and try and one day you'll fly. Away from me."
Yeah, it sucks to grow up...but EVERYBODY does someday. Its okay if not everything is perfect at first. Its about trying. And one day, all four of us will fly! Aubry will become more and more like her mom, becoming a woman with great spunk! Jessica will teach children to have confidence in themselves and one day, they too will experience these emotions, but they will one day Fly. Erin will follow the path that makes her smile and brings her happiness, as should we all! As for yours truly, I'm going to do what is right for me. Nothing is going to stop me now :) my story still has many chapters to go.
As it says in the Doctrine and Covenants 6:34-37. "Therefore fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail...look until me in every thought; DOUBT not, FEAR not...Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven." That sums it up. So yeah, it sucks...but I'm not going to be scared ANYMORE. Nope, not me (at least for today) :).

With Love,

Kristen

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Holidays!

The holidays are approaching. And it's official: my crazed Christmas music phase has already begun. I'm one of those folks that annoy people (including my roommates and friends) because I start listening to Christmas music as soon as I consider it permissible...which is usually shortly after Halloween. I love the holidays: the music, turkey, mashed potatoes, family, snow, warm fire places, cups of hot chocolate, decorating the house, putting up the tree, a spirit of giving and gratitude, my mom's homemade fudge...the list can go on and on. So I just wanted to say, with the Holiday season beginning...in the words of Ralphie, "I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!"

With Love,

Kristen

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes we can.

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer," said President-Elect Barack Obama. I don't have a lot to say, opinions to state, or fights to pick...but here is what I do have to say- yesterday was a historic day for this country, honestly showing that we live in a place where all things are possible. This is definitely the start of something very new. Whether good or bad, I can't say.
Later in his speech he said, "the road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America – I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you – we as a people will get there". My prayers will be with him as he begins a great task. He will be the President of the United States of America. And I am a citizen of this great country.
As a people we must never forget to voice our opinion. I know I often feel, and felt on election day, that my vote probably didn't matter all that much. But I voiced my opinion anyway, because it was just that...one more vote, one more voice just trying to stand up for what they believe is best. God Bless America.

With Love,

Kristen