Monday, October 31, 2011


Hi, remember me? This is a picture of what my life has looked like the last month. :)

This is actually my name now, not Allie. They made me change it.... (who's they??) Thanksgiving break literally CANNOT come fast enough.

You know you've taken busy to a new level when the only sleep you get for 36 hours is a 45 minute nap in your car inbetween classes....

We had to put my perfect dog, Sadie, to sleep on Thursday. Heartbroken. Don't even know how it's possible to keep producing tears, but it will hit me at the most random times and I'll burst into tears. I was "that girl" who was sobbing at school on Thursday and no one knew why... We've had her since I was 7. She was 15 and was my perfect, best BEST friend. I can't even begin to describe how much I miss her, but my parents did the right thing by putting her down. I know she'll be the fastest one to greet me when i get to Heaven. :)

Life is good peeps, life is good. :)


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Never have I ever...

* Never have I ever been stung by a bee (true story.)

* Never have I ever loved a professor more than I love Lynley Rowan. Best teacher I've had a UVU by a long shot. She rocks my world!

* Never have I ever learned more (academically) in a semester than I've already learned this semester and loved school so much! (It is just wonderful taking classes that you love and that are actually applicable to your career.)

* Never have I ever loved General Conference so much. Sister Dalton's talk was just lovely! As well as so many others. I learned so much this conference and can't wait to listen to all of the talks again.

* Never have I ever loved my family more. :) my niece and nephews blow your niece and nephews cuteness out the water...

* Never have I ever loved the weather more than I loved it today!!!! Rainy days that make you want to wear sweaters, scarves, boots and beanies... I'm so obsessed with fall and this time of year!!!

* Never have I ever loved my ward so much. But that might be a lie cause I've loved every ward I've been in, but this ward is particularly special. The bishopbric is phenomenal, the people are so friendly and kind and the teachers are nothing short of gifted. Well, one teacher in particular. His name is Salah. If you've lived in Ventana, you know who he is. He is....... I can't even come up with the words to describe who he is. I'll just say that his teachings are so powerful that it makes you want to change your life permanently for the better. (his lesson on keeping the Sabbath day holy was the biggest wake up call I've ever had on the Sabbath..... this quote from his lesson is on my wall "you can tell a lot about a persons faith by how they choose to spend the Sabbath..." that one made me think pretty dang hard!)

* Never have I ever been more busy than I am right now.... and I only get busier from here. :)

* Never have I ever been so sure as to where I am supposed to be and doing what I'm supposed to be doing at this exact time in my life. And I'm so at peace and so genuinely happy with who I am and my life right now. Prayer + faith + regular Temple attendance + fierce obedience & commitment to the Gospel + patience & faith in His timing = happy happy people. :)

* Never have I ever been more creeped out as I was a couple days ago when I went to brush my teeth and discovered there was a loose hair on my toothbrush inside of my mouth.............. absolutely disturbing.

Life is good peeps. :)


I couldn't resist it any longer..... I listened to Christmas music today........ :/