weekend wrap up

this week: well, these past two weeks, as been all about figuring out and getting into a routine. After all the Peru adventures, and figuring out at adjusting work schedules, it’s finally settling down. This week also had some adventures, seeing Dr. Strange and star/cloudgazing with a friend (highly recommend both of those things), cookie baking, election hassle, working, walks and runs with the brothers and family, it’s good to be home. Writing more, which is glorious, having your creativity live again is a great feeling. Lots of thinking and planning and wondering. And snuggles. Sooooooo many snuggles this week, it’s been happy. ❤

goals and to do’s:

-write every day. I’ve been lazy regarding my writing and I miss it.

-meals cooked; for the fam and also some cleaner ones for the clean eaters.

-go on more walks/run with all my siblings, or one on one time

-work! I’ve been bringing poetry prompts to the bakery and people are playing along, so that’s been fun to see.

-cook for Thanksgiving

-see my best friends when they’re all home!

on repeat: 

-forest by 21 pilots. because reasons.

-kitchen sink by 21 pilots. because more reasons, things don’t have the same meaning to everyone, it fascinates me.

a few favorites: 


-quiet Sunday mornings.

-writing letters.

-filling up a notebook.

-southwest chicken poppers. would’ve never guessed that these things are so great…

-worship, in a dark room, with like minded people. fills one’s heart.

-sitting in the shower (the water was off, I just like the acoustics in there) with the ukelele, making things up and thinking.

-septum piercings…. recently I started liking these… maybe someday. 


It’s hard to stumble when you’re down on your knees. -unknown

I don’t know who wrote that lyric, but it’s been on my mind a lot. A lot of falling this week, and noticing the correlation with not praying as much as I had been.  That’s been one of the hard things about coming back from Peru, not falling back into old habits, but keeping the Peru learned habits going.

Anywho, there’s your update, happy friday. friends!



A day full of helpfulness. Room cleaned and aired out. First yoga class in far too long. Wearing comfy and pretty clothes. 

Good books. Pretty views on one of my favorite drives. Grapefruit. Snuggling with my youngest sissy. Apple fritter. And the day ends talking with friends while snuggling said sleeping sissy, with piles and piles of blankets. 

It’s been a great day. 

nineteen and a half

nineteen and a half

Almost two decades old

almost at the age where I’ve always considered adulthood to start. 

I’m in my last six months of being a “teenager”….I’ve never been a 20 year old before, who knows what adventures it’ll bring. 

At nineteen and a half, 

I have been international. I have been on a missions trip. I am a licensed massage practitioner. I work at a bakery and know how to use an espresso machine. I have seen Crater Lake and Machu Picchu and Cannon Beach and Mt. Rushmore and mountains and rivers and valleys and trees and deserts. I have loved and been loved. I have sang lots, played many instruments, and have a notebook collection that is currently at 88 (I think). I have had many blogs, but this is the one that I’ve liked the most and has lasted. I’ve made friends, gotten closer, drifted away, rebuilt bridges or let them break down, some friends have become dearer to me than I ever thought they would. 

I have gotten to see and know my Savior more, and I am so grateful. He has so much love and it’s incredible to see it and have access to it.  

I have been a florist, a retail worker, a writer, a musician, a barista, camp staff, an actress and theater kid. 

So far these years has been great. I’ve learned lots, and hopefully will never stop learning. Grateful for this life.