Thursday, December 11, 2008

Still Good

For some reason Natalie thinks this is hilarious but I am sure she has just built it up in her mind. Man do I love the thug life.

Life is so great. Honestly I am loving everything. Rugby starts so soon I cannot even believe it. Christmas is only two weeks from today (weird) and I only have to go to six more days of school before break. G+G are in Oregon right now and they are so fun! Boston was a blast. Life is just delicious. Just find a little something to love and then everything seems so much more lovely. I wish I could see you all and Christmas but I know that I can't. I love you all nonetheless.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I was lucky enough to get to go to the Twilight midnight premiere with my friend Elissa. Oh dear was that exciting. I really loved the movie. It was so delicious.
We made matching shirts.

This is our really excited face when we were on our way.

Here we are waiting in line

Here we are tired of waiting in line. We did a lot of waiting since we got there at 8:00. But man our good seats were totally worth it.

After a long while the movie finally came.

The whole evening was delightful. Honestly I loved it. I can't wait to see it again this week. I've been reading the book out loud to Michelle--who's never read it!--and then we are going to see it together. We're almost finished. Oh my gosh this book never gets old.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Things I Love SO Much I Cry a Little Bit

I just finished my BYU application! I can't even thing about it, it makes me so nervous!
Tomorrow night is the Twilight premiere! AHAHAHAHAHAAAAHHHHH!
I get to go to Boston and see two of my sisters
Christmas is right after that and then I get to see all three of my sisters!
Listening to Christmas music with Michelle really loud while we drive to lunch.
Really deep sleep.
Kino...isn't he cute?
A Dad that will help me work really hard on my essays so I can go to college.
Rugby is starting. (First touch practice last night. My body hurts already.)
Each day that I live I see how much stuff for which there is to be grateful. Thanksgiving is one week from today and even though I won't be spending it in my ideal way I guess things could get a lot worse. At least I get to make the pies right?

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's Been a While

Life is good. Last weekend I got to travel to Seattle, WA for a Jazz choir festival. It was so much fun! I also got to miss a day of school so that was a plus. Friday we wandered around Pikes Market and then Saturday we sang in the Olympic Jazz festival. Our outfits looked good, my solo was sassy, and all was right in the world. We were chosen as one of three groups to sing again in the evening so that was good. The Mexican fiesta we had at the end (which is equivalent to we ate at a mexican restaurant) was delicious. I think growing up in Arizona has permanantly engrained Mexican food into my blood. For example, I believe that we could solve all the world's problems by getting everyone together and having a giant mexican food fiesta. That is how delicious mexican food can be. Anyway here are some pictures from my weekend adventures.

PS-Three days until Twilight

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I am not kidding I cried. I am so super excited. Only 202 more days. Natalie you better watch this because I know you don't usually watch video blogs but you'll miss out if you don't.

Is anyone else freeeeaking out?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Suprise No Really...SUPRISE!!!

Well the last seven days I have been an orphan and loving it! The parentals have been in Hawaii and I think I've been having just as much of a vacation here as they have been on that sunny island. For Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night I was lucky enough to get to stay with my friend Michelle. Her family is very religeous and it was really interesting for me to see how different yet similar are lives are in that aspect. I think my favorite thing was the fact that they pray all the time. Not like pray formal prayers but whenever they need help on something or just to give thanks or ask for safety. I really enjoyed it so much. Not to mention that Michelle's Mom (Dixie but I have to call her Mrs. Francis) is the sweetest person in the world. Here's an older picture of Michelle and me just incase anyone doesn't know her.
Wednesday was Megan's 18th Birthday and I planned a suprise party for her. Oh my goodness it was so fun! She had no idea! I was shaking when we came into our house because I was so excited! Anyway I went to Red Robin with her family for dinner, has a trusted friend let people in for the suprise and then when Megan and I came home to spend the night...SUPRISE. Honestly I think that everyone should plan atleast one suprise party in their life, it's so much fun! The turn out was that great so it was pretty intimate but it seemed just right for Megan. (Have no fears parental supervision was provided)

Thursday and Friday I got to do what I do best. Be independent. I picked up Kino thursday after work, went speed dating for a school fundraiser (awkward/fun) and went to sleep. Friday I forced myself to be social and I went to my first football game. I didn't really go for the game but more to watch my friend Kate be a cheerleader. She was the best one for sure and it was totally worth it. Plus I got to flirt a little bit with my silent almost boyfriend. (not really)

I'm loving life.
HSM 3 Next weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I totally forgot about this picture. Alaina came to visit the fam in Oregon one March and she brought us all a little present. This was right after she told us she was expecting Adrie. I'm pretty sure I cried when she told us.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Let me prove to you that I was the one to give kendall the kissing disease. (but not by kissing)

1. Two weekends ago when I was "sick" I slept for 25 hours of a two day weekend. Also the parentals couldn't wake me when I was taking a nap after school on that friday.
2. I have pretty much given up watching tv because I am so tired by the end of the day. That's right...most nights I go to bed around 8:30.
3.This three day weekend I have already slept 30 hours and I am thinking about taking a nap this afternoon.
4.I can trace this mono's lineage from Kendall to me back to Gabbe who got it from Emily Kara who got it from Ian Leslie. It all makes sense.

You could just say I'm tired because I wake up at five (true story) but it's not normal to sleep for 10 hours and still wake up tired. Perhaps a sleep number would solve all my problems, who knows? But I'm sticking it out. Maybe I just love sleep (true) too much perhaps? We may never know.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Little of This --- A Little of That

1.I love sleeping so much. Why do you never appreciate something until you lose it?!
I really wish I could go to the High School Musical 3 midnight premiere
I start my application for BYU in eight days! AHH!
Only a few more days before the parents go to Hawii and I get to be a responsible adult!
School is hard. Why does studying stink so much?
I love working. I mean to say I love having money from working.
When I get super tired right under my right eye twitches.
I have a solo in jazz choir
I think I would make a good banker because I really enjoy counting money. I do a lot of this as choir treasurer.
Girl music is SO GOOD! ie-Ingrid, Priscilla, Fiona, Regina, Paramore...we are all good friends.
Someone brought cupcake in to work today. I had a pumkin spice one that was delicious.
I have renamed Wednesday Suckday because it is so awful.
I started sleeping on my side instead of my stomach. I couldn't tell you how this evolved.
The Ahhhhs in You Don't Know Me make me think of the Oompah Loompahs in the Johnny Depp version of Willy Wonka
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day
I should really finish my homework now.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Expecto Patronum

I've been thinking a lot about Harry Potter lately (typical I know). It might have something to do with the fact that I watched all five of the movies with Mom in the last few weeks but I couldn't tell for sure. Anyway in the third movie Harry learns how to produce the Patronus charm to ward off the dementors that attack him. For the spell to work you have to have a really powerful/strong happy memory that basically forces the dementors away. I've been thinking about my most happy memory and I finally decided when I was the most happy. Get ready...

Thanksgiving of 2007 was the best family holiday I think I have ever had with my family. Tears come to my eyes when I think about how perfect that week was but one moment sticks out in particular. On Thanksgiving day we all kneeled together for family prayer. It was my turn to say the prayer and I got all choked up because I was so joyful with my family and just having the idea that we can have an eternity of thanksgiving weeks together in heaven. I don't know words cannot express how those few minutes in prayer changed my outlook on life. I feel extremely blessed everytime I get together with my family and I must say I cannot wait until the day we can all be reunited together in heaven once again without the stress of the world.
Okay now I want to know what memory you would use to keep the dementors away from you. I'm not gonna lie mine is pretty solid so dementors if you're reading now you know you have no chance of getting my soul!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Little Things

I'm sitting here at the computer in my house, on a Monday night, all by myself. I really have nothing planned tonight and I don't think there is any way for me to be more content. Today was it's usual productive day with a few little bits of heaven interspersed to make it extraordinary.
Today I got my first AP Biology test back. I had prepped myself for the worst as our teacher told us not many people did well on it. I thought Oh well I've got the rest of the semester anyway. I finally got it back I and was so excited 52/56! I had recieved one of three A's in the entire class. If I had been by myself I would have cried. Ah! I was and still am way excited about it.
Second bit of heaven came at work when I found a large basket of funsized Milkyways sitting out for us to eat.
Third and probably the bit I was counting on all day was my fantastic dinner of my two most favorite things on earth. For dinner I ate chips and homemade bean dip and salsa. Both were poor imatations of the real things made by people I dearly love but still I couldn't have been any more happy as I ate until I was stuffed of something oh so delicious.
The last bit of heaven comes with the rest of my night. I don't have anything planned. I'm already in my pj's and soon I will climb into bed to read my dragon book and watch some tv before I sleep so I can do it all again tomorrow.
Look for the little things in your life that make you happy. I'm sure if I were a more mature person I would have some more fulfilling things on my list but for now I am utterly and blissfully happy.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Six Unspectacular Things About Me

1. I really love to be alone and dictate how I want my time to be spent. I could just lay around the house all day. But still I love being busy. I think it makes the down times more exciting.

2. Acne is the worst thing in the world. I'm sorry fellow friends who suffer from it because it hurts. Honestly I've wanted to scratch my face off all weekend.

3. They just built a Sonic in Wilsonville and I just went to it. AHH! It was so delicious! Honestly I have been thinking about that Sonic burger and Cherry limeade all weekend.

4. While going to the above mentioned Sonic I was on a date. Honestly I just want to hold this boys hand SO bad. Too bad I feel he is too shy and the move to make our relationship more official will never happen. New goal: Hold a boys hand for real before I graduate high school. 8 months and counting.

5. I think half of having a beautiful singing voice is having the confidence to sing loud and proud and make it beautiful in your own way. I mean come, on very few people have truly awful voices but still I am left one of about 20 girls that actually sings in Young Women.

6. When I watch those Celebrity Lifestyle shows on VH1 I find myself getting weird about money. I get to a point where I'm like 3 million dollars isn't that much compared to the 20 million spent on another celebrity home. Then I get my little $115 check from work and suddenly things snap back into focus.

Monday, September 15, 2008

In A Perfect World

Being the lowly girl of seventeen that I am I will not be able to vote in the next election. I doesn't matter really that much because I already have my canidates in mind. This, in my eyes, would make for the perfect P and VP.

I want to know if any of you have the perfect people for our new P and VP

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I thought tomorrow was a payday. Turns out it isn't. Suddenly the weekend doesn't seem as exciting.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Bless the Monday's That Go By Quickly

Today was such a good quick day that you could hardly call it a Monday. Perhaps I am getting use to this school thing or maybe I was just busy enough that things went quick but it was very nice. Let me give you a little run down of my day.
5:18am---rise and shine Mallory it's time to wake up
6:10am---I better be out of the house or I will for sure be late for seminary
7:20am---Jazz Choir (actually really fun and probably one of the favorite parts of my day)
8:20am---Study period. I'm not assigned to a class so I do homework/study and stuff
9:26am---Organic and Biochemistry. I am really suprised how much chem I remember from sophomore year.
10:28am---Fiber arts. I will learn to knit and right now we are working on batiks. A really good social period.
11:30am---Lunch time! I usually eat lunch with my friend Michelle and a lot of the time we go home to her house for lunch.
12:10pm---Symphonic Choir. Really a ton of fun. This year I am singing alto which is new because she thinks I will give the altos a nice rich tone.
1:06pm---Ap Biology. A lot of work. I love biology but I still do homework for this class everynight. It's strange
2:08pm---Advanced Literature or contemporary novels. I love this discussions we have in this class. The only negative I have about this class is this one stupid girl likes to rag on Stephanie Mayer. I don't tell people I love twilight.
3:10pm---Schools out!
3:26pm---I clock in at work where I file papers. I really enjoy the people at work.
5:04pm---I'm on my way home!
The rest of the night consists of dinner and homework and if I'm lucky a little relax time. Suprisingly I am still doing all right and I can't complain about too much. Tonight I had a meeting about my rugby-disneyland trip and my choir-new york trip. Oh I am so excited! I am going to make HSM:3 look boring. hahaha

Saturday, September 06, 2008

My How the Time Flys

Four years of High School. Four years of ugly ID photos to prove it.

WHOOO! I'm finally a senior!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Party Animal

The rumors are true. I did have a party this weekend. I don't know if you could really call it a party but more or less a gathering of a few kids all in the pursuit of something to do on a saturday night. I did practice my skill at the culinary art of cupcake making. Many thanks go to Nat Pat who is the master maker and who taught me some of her skills. Here is a look at my lemon cheesecake with blackberry puree and lemon cheesecake with coconut cupcakes.

The other thing that has filled my last weekend of freedom has been the reading of the book Socrates Cafe. It's a big change from the teen fiction I've been reading all summer but I have to say I'm enjoying it. This book is not long but it is full of so much that I often find myself rereading things to better understand. It's a philosopy book and the ideas that are proposed in it are really interesting. The whole premise is about the socratic method which is a way of thinking well a way of questioning really. I don't know just reading it makes me think of things I've never thought of before. There are ideas about friendship, self worth, silence, love. Things that you know about but things that you have never really thought about in that much depth because you feel them more than think them. It is really cool to actually read the dialogues that provoke questions in your life that will in turn lead to more questions but still somehow you feel that you reach some sort of an answer in the end. Well anyway if you want a book that will challenge you a lead you to some thought this is the book for you.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Jeans and Junk

Well since my summer is coming to an end and I am once again the only child left at home I figured it was time for an update. We had a whirlwind trip down to Utah and the two words to describe it would be Divine and Stressful. I got to do everything I wanted which included seeing Gabbe and my lovely cousin Rachel, help set up Kendall's new room, see G+G, eat at the Roadhouse, eat smothered burritos, stay the night at Alaina's, and play with that awesome baby Adrie. I also got to do some other things that I wasn't expecting like buying a nightgown from Victoria's Secret (lets just say it's taken comfort to a whole new level) and dye my shadow box black, again.

The first thing I did the day after we got home was go and buy a pair of designer jeans that I have been saving for all summer. If you have not experience the pleasure of wearing a nice pair of jeans you are missing something great. Words cannot describe the luxury of a pair of jeans that fit oh so nicely. So without further ado I give you my new People's Liberations jeans. I got them for a steal.

The next day my life started as a responsible adult. For the last three true days of summer I got to work. Hooray for growing up. It wasn't all bad. Payday (today) was awesome.
I did get to go mini golfing on a priest-laurel activity.

Farewell summer. I will miss you.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I feel like so much has happened in the last eight months but I still wish almost everyday we could be together. I love you family. This was honestly one of my favorite parts of this year.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Shoes and Stuff

Honestly I have a few true obsessions but once I get started on them it is hard to stop them! I love shoes. I love shoes so much and I'll say it loud and proud. The greatest part about my shoe obsession is that I often buy shoes that my sisters don't fully appreciate.
Exibit A---My gladiator sandals.
True they buckle three times on my leg but I love them! Why follow the trends if you only follow them halfway right? They are silver with the coolest buckles ever and I am sure I will maybe once in my life see someone with the same ones. Stay tuned for my much awaited senior pics and maybe you will catch a glimpse of them.
Exibit B---My moccasin boots.
They are new and they are the black boots I have been dreaming about for quite a while now. Once again they are a little over the top but I am sure that I will never be caught wearing them the same time as someone else. They have two rows of black suede fringe and white and turquoise bead designs on top. They are SO awesome!
So all I have to say is I'm okay if you don't love my shoes. I am just way excited that I am happy with my self that I can wear shoes that are so one of a kind. Fashion is delightful and my favorite part is that it is okay to be a weirde sometimes.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Past, Present, & Future

It has been a not really eventful summer so I think a quick recap of a few things is in order.
Girls Camp. My last year was fun as always but I was missing a few important people in my life. I had a good time getting to know my friend Michelle better and I learned that nine 13 year old girls are a few too many. I think the hike was one of my favorite parts (weird I know) but more for the socializing part rather than the hiking part. I loved running all the way down the steep trail which seems to have become a ward tradition. All in all by the end of the week I was ready to say goodbye to my girls camp years.

Alaina and Adrie left this morning. The house feels empty without Adrie screaming around. Not really screaming but just making noise in general. I am currently realizing how much I need to get done today and knowing that there is no way it will all get accomplished because it's a SYTYCD night. I burned myself for the first time EVER on the oven. It's okay...don't freak out or anything I just burned myself on the wire rack. My thumb is all pink. Adrie looked so funny eating breakfast this morning.


(this is the exciting part)
I finally started working this summer. A lady in our ward has asked me for some help with their small business (filing and stuff) and on Friday I will start training to work at the Women's Clinic with Kendall. I am getting ready for my senior year of High school where I will be in Jazz choir, the treasurer for the Symphonic choir, and have early release. Travel plans for the year include Seattle for Jazz choir, Disney land for Rugby, Eugene, Oregon for model UN, and New York for Symphonic choir. Breaking Dawn comes out on friday. Harry Potter 6 movie comes our in 114 days. Twilight movie December 12. And who could forget HSM3 (thanks nat) Life is great and it keeps getting better. I am so blessed to have all that I do and I am very very very excited for the future! I just have to somehow manage to muddle through the present.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

My Fourth of July

Here we are a whole five days after the fourth and here I am sharing it with you. Better late than never I guess. The weekend was lovely. Joshua came down for Washington play with us and it was a nice addition to our little family. Friday morning we went off to see Hancock. Of course anything with Will Smith is bound to be good. The movie was pretty good not my fav but still entertaining. Here we are in the car. Mom refused to look for her picture.

For the first time EVER M&D bought us fireworks. Kendall assured me they only did it because Josh was there and I'm pretty sure she was right. We had a blast (haha) lighting off these fireworks. We let the piromaniacs in all of us let loose. Our favorite thing to do was read the name of the firework and then analyze how the name fit the fire show. It was funny.

Finally how can you forget our bonfire? We enjoyed burning what use to be our hot tub deck, making smores, and generally just smelling like smoke. The evening was complete and my patriotism was renewed. I love America!