Apr 29, 2010

wrong day to wear oxfords (if there is such a thing)

I don't particularly like it when I wake up and can't tell if the white stuff on the trees outside is blossoms or snow. Cuz yesterday it was blossoms but today it's snow. Anyway, at least this unexpected winter is putting me in the mood for some good music I forgot I love:
{Actually, this shouldn't be an 'unexpected' winter because we can get snow up till May 18th without it
being an outlier. But the average last day of snow is April 18th. So we're still on the low end of the bell
curve. Aren't you glad you know that now? Me too. Thanks, Carrie.}

Apr 27, 2010

every guy should have a knowledge of it

I'm pretty sure it's more than just the suit that's making Jake look sooooo good here but, I think every boy should try this suit on and show us just to test it, right?

Apr 26, 2010

variations on a theme

it's a shame that even the best of days have to end with 40 minutes in a car with painful 2am radio options

Apr 25, 2010

Not to mention wearing suits to baseball games and traveling by rail

My great uncle Wilbur passed away two weeks ago and ever since, I've been thinking and thinking about the world he grew up in. He was just the exact kind of person I think anyone could appreciate and love and admire. At his funeral, his dear lifelong friend (Don) spoke and I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming sense of loss as I listened to him (slowly, carefully, shakily) tell about the infamous 8-day fishing trip they took as teenagers (along with my grandpa) where they were lost and wandering and barefoot and etc. and then about flying off to war in Germany together and about coming home from war together and living in Manti, UT for the next 70 or so years together where he was a grocer and a fantastic basketball and tennis coach and so on. I love my great uncle Wilbur and his family and I am very sad that Wilbur isn't on this Earth anymore to be with us, but as I listened to Don talk (and watched the military rights at the grave site. Don't even get me started on that.) I was aching not only for the loss of this best kind of man but of the whole world that helped create this man and the generation surrounding him that are slowly leaving us. I'm just nervous that this type of person is gone and lost forever. That it's not possible to be like them in the world we live in now. You know, that they don't make men and women like they used to. It just seems to me that the world 50-60-70 years ago was much more conducive to creating the type of person that I really wish I could be. The type of person that chooses to live in a place like Manti, UT and dedicate their life to touching other people's life in a real way that makes a real difference to those people and reaches much further than Sanpete County, or wherever. And not because they have to or because they are stuck there or don't have the competence to go 'further' than that but because they understand that they can make a great difference from that position and they choose to do so. The kind of people that know how to work hard and do what is expected of them. The kind of people that are kind and generous and thoughtful and loving and honest and brave. The kind of people who are intelligent and wise and genuine, respectful and appropriate and happy. I know it's possible to live this way no matter what your circumstances are but it just seems like we've got things so backwards these days. It was about people then and not all the messed up things our world is about now. I mean, who would have thought you'd be walking down the street with your friend and they'd be on some electronic device talking to 8 other people besides you? It's just weird, this world. Yet, it is the world we live in. I could talk about this all day long. I just really want to be happy with my life and feel like I'm doing what I should be doing and taking care of the people around me. And that sounds easy enough but it's really opposite and hard sometimes. So here's hoping it becomes less so. Maybe we should start with the return of social dancing and petticoats?

*I feel like I should note that I am very grateful for technology and the good things it gives me and I'm not anti-progression in any way but I just wish we could hold on to what made others great while we develop teenier faster computers.

Apr 19, 2010

don't yell at me but

i can't figure out what to do with mine ipad

{besides stare at and caress it, obvs}

Apr 16, 2010



Apr 13, 2010

I just couldn't help but sing

(I took this picture from Willard who took this picture)

speaking of miracles

I made it a whole day without mascara on today. (I just forgot to put it on this morning. I don't know how since it has been a part of my daily routine since midnight on my 14th birthday.)

These bridesmaid bouquet flowers ^ came back to life and are blooming and being the most perfect colors. (sorry I'm too lazy to take a decent picture)

A mini heart robot now resides in my sister's chest and it's going to save her life if it ever needs to. (and provide an endless well of joke material for us)

It's never too late to learn a lesson from a mistake. (I just realized that)

It's almost Spring. (can't wait to look around one day soon?? and realize everything's green again)

Apr 11, 2010

love is a miracle

it's cheesy but i said it

Apr 8, 2010

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life

buy these for yourself
{like I did}

plus i think the insurance guy was hitting on me?

By way of an update: Today at See-ya Megan! lunch, I got a fortune cookie and the fortune said 'eat your vegetables.' I'm not kidding.
Also today-
I looked like this:

Aflac tried to make me buy cancer insurance. (Hey Dad-should I buy cancer insurance?)
Househunted and fell in loud with a house with only 3 bedrooms. But the perfect use of honeycomb tiles and it had garden boxes! and tons of natural light! Conundrum.
Ate my weight in strawberries.
Took an accidental nap in my sun-hot car.
Almost wished I lived in Provo for one second.

Apr 7, 2010

nope, not over it yet

More wedding pictures. Because they make me happy. One million of em:

cousins make the world go round

maddy's so bored

this is my family

temple picnic


that looks like me but it's not

but this is

matching bunnies

mossy initials

so serious


eli vedder

i like these guys

quite a bit




{all photos by ashley stolworthy}

Apr 3, 2010

going steady

Maybe I drove down South and North Temple this afternoon just to watch the millions of people. This is what I saw:

High heels make about 70% of women walk funny
Most people are attractive
Taco truck-very smart idea
An old couple arguing about crossing the street on a red hand - cute/funny/she won
Families are a very good thing
I still don't like (casual) boots with dresses at church. Sorry everyone
I like Salt Lake City

Still, all I could think about was the text conversation my mom and I had one conference weekend about this really good idea for finding me a boyfriend. It involved me getting a flat tire on south temple right when priesthood session gets out to see who would help me. And ya know, date them. Mostly I remember my mom saying 'and just wave him on if he's ringed.' Such a good plan. Foolproof really.

1:05=johnny boy.