week of instas.

 my new favorite way to do my hair. after many years of experiment i’ve finally figured out the twist. and by figured out i mean someone finally told me how to do it. and it has changed my life for the better.
buying gas is awesome.
i finally got some sperry’s! i feel cool now [thanks momma!] #earlybdaypresent
this scent… there are no words. i want it so bad. solely so i can smell myself all day. yeah. i said it.
i didn’t realize i had the exact same picture of two separate froyo occasions. such is my life.
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running with angels.

last saturday my family and i participated in the running with angels 5k.
this run was especially important to us because this is the program that helped matt and jade so much with locke. i’ve never really run a race for a cause that meant something to me or with so many people who i love. it was a really great experience and the perfect day for a run. we ran around thanksgiving point and it was absolutely perfect.
me, my mom and two of my sisters.
 i love my family.
we got a pretty big group together for our team. some of jade’s family came down from canada and idaho. even leslie and jen came ran with us! #ihavethebestfriends
afterward we went to ihop [where i ate my weight in, oh, everything #splitdecision] and i got to sit next to this cutie.
 then we saw free kittens in the parking lot. first thing on my to do list after i graduate: buy a kitten
there were also some puppies. laken and track were in love.
 if this sign isn’t legit, i don’t know what is [please take note of the knife].
i love being with my family.
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it’s a love story.

two of my best friends from high school got married last weekend.
michael and michelle.
and let me tell you. it’s been about six years coming.
seriously. i have been waiting for this since i was 15 years old. one summer day in 2005 michelle said she liked someone in the ward so i said every boy’s name until she blushed and denied [very unconvincingly] that she liked michael. after some sleuthing i was so sure he liked her too. but alas, we were not sixteen so we had to wait another year for anything to happen.
why yes my whole head is hideously braided, thank you for noticing. is girl’s camp a good enough excuse to do that? i think not.
junior year was weird. michelle dated mike’s best friend. mike dated someone else. pretty much nothing that was supposed to happen did. it was a long year and a long story that has been blotted from our memories [really though, we don’t talk about it. very taboo. in a kind of hilarious (to me at least) way]. i did go to homecoming with mike though. best first date ever, so fun. after our trip to europe that summer, michelle decided she couldn’t date shawn anymore. so she broke up with him. sad. for him.
mike came up to byu that summer and for the next year michelle went to visit him on a pretty frequent basis. i don’t think they were ever technically dating though… weird. the next summer, we graduated and mike came back home to st g before going on his two year mission to sweden. before he left… let’s just say they finally ‘fessed up to their feelings.
so he was gone for two years, she wrote him rather consistently and when he came back, they finally began to for real deal date each other. except, another problem: she went to suu and he went to byu [3 hours apart, omg!]. so guess who’s couch michelle became best friends with? her best friend’s of course! [ahem. that’s me.] so for the past eight months i’ve been able to not only see my high school bestie on a regular basis, but i was able to watch this relationship finally unfold into what it was meant to be all these years.
last weekend they were married for time and all eternity in the st george temple.
 and yesterday was michelle’s birthday. i’m so glad she lives here now so we can go to gold’s together and then subsequently get some froyo [no one loves frozen yogurt like michelle, not even me].
happy birthday my friend.
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fact.

– i am a lot nicer after i work out.
– and more talkative.
– i love chocolate chip cookies.
– they’re probably my favorite.
– especially just the dough #duh.
– i LOVE riding my scooter.
– seriously though. best. feeling. ever.
– i also get talkative late at night.
– and slightly incoherent.
– keaton and i look way too excited to be twinners.
– totally planned it.
– just kidding. that was fiction.
– fact: i need to go to bed.
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i ain’t yo holla back girrrrl

this post is not about gwen stefani. close though.
whilst listening to my katy perry pandora station [i’m trying to keep up with what the kids are listening to these days] whilst cleaning my room yesterday [i like the word whilst], i came across this song. and kind of fell in love with it. and then proceeded to jump around and dance to it. in my room. by myself. #howwedo
avril never fails me. girlfriend does no wrong. speaking of girlfriend…
then this song came on. i heart katy perry pandora.
i also heart p!nk. maybe because she was the original ‘use punctuation instead of a letter’ party girl [sorry ke$ha, but it’s true]. or maybe because one time i watched a two hour vh1 documentary on her life. or maybe because this video brought her and her husband back together, even though it’s about them splitting up.
idk. she’s pretty awesome though.
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it’s about time.

well. my birthday is in a month. so obviously i will be thinking of it every minute of every day from now on.

twenty one? kind of a big deal. but then again, i think all my birthdays are a big deal.

sometimes i randomly think of things i want slash need. so i brilliantly decided this would be the most efficient way to keep track of them. because, yes, i do forget what i want. and peeps gotta know.

also. can we talk about how this picture perfectly depicts who i am?
– unwashed yet decent looking hair
– teal-ish v neck
– wearing locke’s wristband
– thumbs up
– brandon flowers concert
all i need is some froyo in my hand and i would be set.

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