Thursday, July 26, 2012


Trek was an amazing experience.
Those who have been know that I'm not kidding.
Heck, there aren't words to describe it!
I had an amazing family:
And guess what?
We were at Martin's Cove/ Sixth Crossing/ Rocky Ridge/ Rock Creek Hollow...

Freaking spiritual experience, let me tell you.
I also had the opportunity to trek for several people over the last few days:

Heber Robert McBride, 13: Heber came across the plains with his family in the Martin Handcart Company. His mother took sick and his father died (after the last crossing of the Platte River) so he and his older sister Janette carried their younger brothers and sister all the way to the Valley

Hannah Hawkey, 34: Hannah also came across in the Martin Company. She married a widower, Foster Hawkey and adopted his son, James, both of who died somewhere along the way. She carried her two daughters in the handcart most of the way, and they survived to reach the valley.

Ane Olsen, 46: Ane and her son Lorenzo (12) were from Denmark. Ane was known as a remarkably charitable person, giving money to people who needed it. She died after the treacherous ascent of Rocky Ridge, leaving Lorenzo an orphan. She was one of the 13 buried at Rocky Ridge (see the movie 17 Miracles)

Rebecca Cula Langman, 21: Rebecca, a single woman from England, was the only member of her family. She became a member at age 16. At age 20, she met Moses Cluff, a missionary. They became friends and talked of going to America. She traveled in the Willie Handcart Company, and Moses traveled with the Martin Handcart Company. 6 weeks after she arrived in the valley, she and Moses were married (terribly romantic, isn't it?)

I love all these people with all my soul.
I hope you do, too.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Team Cyrano

Cyrano de Bergerac is the best love story in the world.
One reason, mostly.
Cyrano's love for Roxane is completely selfless.

He helps Christian woo Roxane, knowing all the while that she will never love him. When Roxane and Christian were married, Cyrano distracts De Guiche, though it costs him much pain to witness his love marry another. Even after Christian dies, Cyrano lets Roxane live in her unrequited love, when he could be making his move. 

I've also decided that I'm "Team Cyrano", if we're going to separate into teams.
Cyrano has known Roxane his entire life, so he knows what a sweet soul she is.
Christian's love for Roxane is based entirely off of infatuation (and vice versa).

And I kind of think Roxane is not the best candidate for Cyrano.
Though she is kind-hearted and well meaning, she has a shallow idea about love.
Love shouldn't be about good looks and smooth talking- it should be about the love.
Hence the term.

What's your favorite love story?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I feel so prestigious.
Thanks to the liebling Emilee, I have been nominated (!!) for the Liebster award!
"The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."
 Awww.. I feel so special.


1. one must write eleven facts about themselves.

2. answer the questions the 'tagger' has set for you. 

3. provide eleven new questions for the people you tag.

4. choose up to elven people and link them in your post.

5. inform the 'tagged' of this prestigious award.

  1. Audiobooks are amazing. They make even books I hate tolerable. Twilight? I can stand it when I'm listening to it through ear-buds.
  2.  I kind of ran into a fence today. No big deal (so say my parents)
  3.  I'm kind of obsessed with accents. My current favorite is Scottish, though most days it's English.
  4. I'm sleepy....
  5. I have the cutest little sister in the world. Jus'sayin.
  6. Honey toast is the best. Yumm.
  7. The best love story in the world is Cyrano de Bergerac. I'll post my reasons later.
  8. The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Edition at Royal Albert Hall. Win.
  9. I'm watching my brother play Wii Tennis. It's kind of boring.
  10. Young love is fickle
  11. I'm singing the Veggie Tales "Pizza Angel" song in my head. I don't know why. It's just so catchy.

What is your father's best quality?
Hmm..... Either his patience, or his sense of humor. Pops makes me giggle.
Best thing you ever ate?
 Ooh...... Lion House rolls. Best. Rolls. Ever.
What is your favorite scent?
Wildflowers. They remind me of home.
Favorite summertime memory?
 Ack... too many to count.... but I really liked that one time I went to Oregon.
Tell me about the scariest thing you ever encountered.
My friends when they're angry. Especially Arianna's loud voice. Don't make her use her loud voice.
What is the best book you've ever read?
 Ooh..... my two current favorites are The Host by Stephenie Meyer and The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I could give you a list, though.
What is the best compliment you've ever received?
 Talia told me I'm beautiful. It warmed my heart.
Favorite color of socks?
 Lime green. It's a weird color, but I like them.
What do you want to be when you grow up//dream profession?
 Ooh... that's a hard one.... I'd really like to do something. I don't know what exactly yet. (Underwater Basket Weaving)
Best class you've ever had. Why?
 English 10 Honors with Gallagher. She's an amazing teacher. And she tells funny stories.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right now, I kind of want to back to Terceria. I want to see a touradas à corda again.

Where was your favorite vacation?
What do you enjoy about your life right now?
What is the color of your toothbrush?
What's your favorite part of the Oreo? Cookie or Cream?
Would you rather learn to speak Farsi or Creole?
Favorite Beatles song?