November 2014

Day 1. I’m thankful for my cozy bed. I’m thankful for temple trips. I’m thankful that Jill is twelve! I’m thankful for Taylor Swift. I’m thankful for the color white. I’m thankful for my momma and papa. I’m thankful for food that isn’t mega-spicy. I’m thankful for old people and their stories. I’m thankful for sitting. I’m thankful for pianos. I’m thankful for pink Starbursts. I’m thankful for Aaron’s honesty. I’m thankful for cleaning. I’m thankful for cool kids that come to visit me at work. I’m thankful I don’t get too stressed out when it’s busy at Roxberry. I’m thankful for the Hintons. I’m thankful that I got to see ShaeLyn today! I’m thankful for soup. I’m thankful that Randy came over too. I’m thankful for cute pictures. I’m thankful for hoodies. I’m thankful that I got to hang out with friends after work. I’m thankful for soft and clean carpet. I’m thankful that my family likes to stay up late. I’m thankful for hugs. I’m thankful for my phone. I’m thankful for games that Randy and I totally rock at. Annnd I’m thankful for this cute picture that was taken yesterday. oct31 Day 2. I’m thankful for daylight savings. I’m thankful for hot showers, not cold ones. I’m thankful for days when my bangs look good. I’m thankful for the super cute families in my ward. I’m thankful that my mom and I are friends, and that I inherited some of her musical talents. I’m thankful for chilly weather cause I like wearing warm clothes and snuggling with blankets. I’m thankful for my boots. I’m thankful that trials can shape me into something better. I’m thankful for Griff, Maelie, and Reece and the special place they have in my heart. I’m thankful for Bailee. I’m thankful for Iz. I’m thankful for gum. I’m thankful for big Sunday dinners. I’m thankful for real mashed potatoes. I’m thankful for reminiscing about playgroup with Connor and Jill during dinner and dishes. I’m thankful for Skype and my awesome sister Kelsie. I’m thankful that my dad and I can be so silly together. I’m thankful for toothbrushes and toothpaste. I’m thankful for things that make me laugh out loud.

Day 3. I’m thankful for hot chocolate. I’m thankful for curling irons. I’m thankful for Walmart.. ha. I’m thankful for Brother Sorenson. I’m thankful for my fantastic seminary council friends. I’m thankful for hymns. I’m thankful for hope. I’m thankful for Cameron. I’m thankful for chocolate, especially Hershey Hugs. I’m thankful that YouTube works on my laptop in class so I can listen to whatever music I want during Yearbook. I’m thankful for Josh’s company at lunch. I’m thankful that the heater works in my car. I’m thankful that I can sight-read decently. I’m thankful for chips. I’m thankful for bread. I’m thankful for Photo Adventures with Connor. I’m thankful for mountains and leaves and snow. I’m thankful that I know Rhett. I’m thankful for F’reals. I’m thankful for drive-bys. I’m thankful for fuzzy socks. I’m thankful for games that make my family laugh and get along. I’m thankful for steamers. nov3rd Day 4. I’m thankful for dreams. I’m thankful for my cute warm coat. I’m thankful that Fawkes blinded the basilisk so Harry Potter could fight it without getting petrified. I’m thankful for mornings in my car with Justin and Elysa. I’m thankful for Parent Release. I’m thankful for cinnamon toast. I’m thankful for clothes. I’m thankful for straighteners. I’m thankful for indoor plumbing. I’m thankful for toothpaste. I’m thankful when math class goes by fast. I’m thankful for Sister McCubbins. I’m thankful for Vanesa. I’m thankful for Aaron’s humor and how it puts everyone in a good mood. I’m thankful for Almond Joys, only cause they’re fun to throw. I’m thankful for my cute (though currently messy) room. I’m thankful for sunsets. I’m thankful for books that pass the time. I’m thankful when Aaron brings food to work. I’m thankful Brady visited us! I’m thankful for sticky notes and chocolate. I’m thankful for phone calls with Bailee.

Day 5. I’m thankful for texts from Kelsey. I’m thankful for mints. I’m thankful for the Atonement. I’m thankful for Elder Holland. I’m thankful for moments when I know the Spirit is with me. I’m thankful for Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy and their cuteness. I’m thankful for Coldstone dates and boy talks with Kenna and Jaidyn. I’m thankful for my friends on Seminary Council and their inspiring testimonies. I’m thankful that Connor enjoys taking the “scenic route” with me when we’re driving. I’m thankful that I can so easily see and appreciate others’ amazing, jaw-dropping talents. I’m thankful for my beautiful momma. nov5 Day 6. I’m thankful that Aaron and Elysa got me laughing really hard over cars and candy this morning. I’m thankful for cute outfits. I’m thankful for the cool kids that take Art 1010. I’m thankful for the color purple. I’m thankful for time that’s spent with Randy. I’m thankful for letters. I’m thankful for “spiritual highs”. I’m thankful for the testimony I had last summer. I’m thankful for my Show Choir friends. I’m thankful for two-hour shifts at work. I’m thankful for Elysa’s awesome family. I’m thankful that both my parents got home safe tonight. I’m thankful for warm dinners. I’m thankful for One Direction’s new single–it’s cool. I’m thankful for nice college representatives. I’m thankful for pictures of nature. I’m thankful for hoodies cause I’m cold alllll the time. I’m thankful for the knowledge that I have that while so many things end, and it’s sad, even better things last forever, so it’s all worth it.

Day 7. I’m thankful for not-super-tired mornings. I’m thankful for making people laugh. I’m thankful for the months I have left to be at home before I move away. I’m thankful for Elysa and how we understand each other. I’m thankful for tears that feel refreshing because they’ve been held in way too long. I’m thankful for naps. I’m thankful for books because they take me away from my world and into theirs for a while. I’m thankful for when I work with Aaron. I’m thankful for Jake. I’m thankful for hugs from Tanner. I’m thankful for the words “thank you” and “you’re welcome”, and for the words “I’m sorry” when said with sincerity.

Day 8. I’m thankful for sleeping in. I’m thankful for Savannah–she’s really cool. I’m thankful for shopping trips with Elysa. I’m thankful that I’m a good enough driver to get to Salt Lake and back safely. I’m thankful for sweaters. I’m thankful for my mom’s persistence in getting me to apply for college. I’m thankful for fears that turn into determinations. I’m thankful for computers. I’m thankful for my dad’s cooking skills. I’m thankful for 8:00 family dinners complete with homemade carrot soup and biscuits. I’m thankful for bishop interviews on my parent’s bed. I’m thankful that laying down lessens the pain of stomach aches. I’m thankful for time spent with my mom singing at the piano. I’m thankful for Hayley Westenra’s angelic voice. I’m thankful that Aaron invited me to hang out with him, even though I couldn’t. I’m thankful for progress. I’m thankful for when I finally crawl into bed every night. I’m thankful that Kelsey had fun at her friend’s wedding. I’m thankful that I’m kind of excited for what next year will bring. I’m thankful for cousins. I’m thankful for nights when my family is all home.

Day 9. I’m thankful for comforting verses in the scriptures. I’m thankful for pineapples and yogurt. I’m thankful for my ward choir. I’m thankful for how cute my friends are in our newest Seminary Council video. I’m thankful for comfy clothes. I’m thankful that my appearance (whether I’m stylish or not) isn’t a top priority. I’m thankful that Kendal Levine is getting stronger. I’m thankful for Dallin Ackerman, even though he’s a fictional character. I’m thankful for the Plan of Salvation. I’m thankful that my Savior knows me perfectly. I’m thankful for my very best friends Elysa and Bailee. I’m thankful for fathers that make it obvious how much they love their kids. I’m thankful for my dad’s counselors. I’m thankful for the ability I have to create and make things with my own hands. I’m thankful that I’ve stayed mostly cheerful today. I’m thankful for Brother Lewis. I’m thankful for Kaden’s faith in me.

Day 10. I’m thankful for song rehearsals with Mom. I’m thankful for talks with Jill. I’m thankful that Carlos is my friend. I’m thankful for hands. I’m thankful that my mom has cute clothes I can borrow. I’m thankful for friends like Josh that are willing to chat and are nice… also because Josh is a full supporter of me and helps me to succeed. I’m thankful when my shift at work is over. I’m thankful for family night. I’m thankful for my silly dad. I’m thankful for Shawn cause I think he’s awesome. I’m thankful that I talked with my mom during intermission at the play tonight and didn’t feel the desire to go find and talk to friends. I’m thankful for genuine laughter. I’m thankful for semi-awkward hugs that make for good stories. I’m thankful for wide-eyed and cheesy-smiling pictures. I’m thankful when my family talks forever before and after prayers. nov10 Day 11. I’m thankful for hot, hot showers. I’m thankful for singing. I’m thankful for this cute blog. I’m thankful for Gabrielle Aplin. I’m thankful for people that call be Abbs. I’m thankful that I live in a free country. I’m thankful for peanut butter. I’m thankful for linking arms and walking down the hall with my bffs. I’m thankful for alone moments. I’m thankful that my boss changed the schedule for me. I’m thankful that my mom brought my book to me during choir. I’m thankful for Annie (happy birthday!!) and McKenna and their styles. I’m thankful for leftovers. I’m thankful that Chad and I are kind of friends at work now. I’m thankful for slow nights when Elysa and I just talk and talk. I’m thankful for Rhett cause he’s so awesome and he makes me laugh lots. I’m thankful for Elysa’s cousins. I’m thankful for my cute baby Jill. I’m thankful that Justin said he’ll go to the morningside. I’m thankful for frozen yogurt. I’m thankful for shaved legs.. haha. I’m thankful for yummy-smelling lotion. I’m thankful for books that teach me life lessons. I’m thankful for my mom cause she gives really good advice, even when I don’t want to admit she’s right. nov11 Day 12. I’m thankful for alarm clocks. I’m thankful for MORNINGSIDES. I’m thankful for the spirit. I’m thankful that Carlos and I have the same taste in people, and that he didn’t shush me during the meeting. I’m thankful for Bailee’s guitar/singing skills. I’m thankful for people that are willing to share their amazing talents. I’m thankful for Jake Hardy’s happy mood. I’m thankful for oranges and Kylie Park. I’m thankful for Elysa’s house. I’m thankful for cute videos. I’m thankful for hairspray. I’m thankful Elysa drove safe to school. I’m thankful for RANDY. I’m thankful I have such a good memory. I’m thankful for advice from Josh. I’m thankful for silly conversations. I’m thankful for Aaron’s iPhone and that really fun game he has on it. I’m thankful for my choir girls. I’m thankful for seminary council meetings. I’m thankful for mac & cheese. I’m thankful for texting. I’m thankful for talks with my momma and Connor while sitting in the kitchen. I’m thankful for not-so-bad nights at work. I’m thankful for MUSIC. nov12 Day 13. I’m thankful for sleep. I’m thankful for my momma. I’m thankful for Sam from the BYU Admissions Office. I’m thankful for Tiffany. I’m thankful that Aaron bought and brought me chocolate, and he didn’t even know how badly I needed that. I’m thankful for my yearbook class. I’m thankful for relief. I’m thankful for backpacks. I’m thankful for tables and chairs. I’m thankful for people that are “appropriate” in every way. I’m thankful when I’m able to laugh with whoever is working with me. I’m thankful when I don’t feel hot and shaky–but hey, we wouldn’t know joy without pain, right? I’m thankful for smoothies I guess. I’m thankful that there are a million songs in the world so I’ll always be able to discover new ones. I’m thankful for goodbyes, because even thought they’re the worst, they’ve taught me a lot about life. I’m thankful for the Lord’s hand in my life. I’m thankful for my tip jar. I’m thankful for my fun Show Choir friends. I’m thankful for Aaron’s friends that I’m kind of friends with. I’m thankful for the rocks Josh and Aaron are in my life–they’re always there and they keep me sane. I’m thankful for long drives and rain. I’m thankful for two-second phone-calls with Randy.

Day 14. I’m thankful for my house. I’m thankful for all the awesome CDs I have in my car. I’m thankful for Aaron and his compliments. I’m thankful for cardigans. I’m thankful that my mom cooks me food. I’m thankful that my throat isn’t sore today. I’m thankful that Randy and I walk Elysa to seminary every Blue Day. I’m thankful for chapstick. I’m thankful for the Junior Class Officers and their gladiator greatness. I’m thankful for Vanesa and Oromia and Kara. I’m thankful for Brady and Jake. I’m thankful that I got to talk to Harrison today. I’m thankful that my mom is a music genius. I’m thankful when certain things come to an end (such as interviews). I’m thankful that Aaron answered his phone and let me vent to him and made me feel lots better about everything. I’m thankful for Abby Beazer cause she’s really awesome. I’m thankful that Ashley helped me pick out a dress to wear. I’m thankful for more phone-calls and decision-making! I’m thankful that Maggie and I totally killed it at the piano recital tonight–we did better than we ever have before! I’m thankful for Clayton and Nate and their swag and for letting me help them on the piano. I’m thankful for my friends that work at Costa Vida. I’m thankful for pants and warm jackets. I’m thankful for picnics in my basement. I’m thankful for good talks and good movies. I’m thankful for dates! I’m thankful that Randy spent the evening with me. I’m thankful for cars. I’m thankful for super duper late night talks with my parents. I’m thankful for days when I feel kinda cute. I’m thankful for whispering. I’m thankful for ‘ah-ha’ moments and laughing moments. I’m thankful for real hugs.

Day 15. I’m thankful for my dad. I’m thankful for Elysa’s family. I’m thankful for ibuprofen. I’m thankful for pancakes and eggs and hash browns. I’m thankful for orange juice. I’m thankful for good conversations. I’m thankful for our cute chick pick group. I’m thankful for Lexton. I’m thankful that he was patient with me and nice to me. I’m thankful that we’re friends! I’m thankful for Elysa a super lot. I’m thankful that Ben and I are kind of similar. I’m thankful for pretty mountains and snow. I’m thankful for beanies and coats. I’m thankful for pictures that turn out really fantastic. I’m thankful for piggy-back rides. I’m thankful for my car. I’m thankful for crazy Jake. I’m thankful for food. I’m thankful for everything Maresa and the rest of the moms (and dads) did for our date. I’m thankful that this date wasn’t super packed with things to do, we just got to chill for some of it. I’m thankful that even though our date wasn’t planned as well as it could have been, it still went well and was a lot of fun. I’m thankful for jokes. I’m thankful for rolls and soup. I’m thankful for socks. I’m thankful that Ben and Lexton had fun dancing. I’m thankful for The Lion King. I’m thankful that I didn’t feel awkward at all during the date! I’m thankful for Elysa and Ben’s relationship. I’m thankful for laptops. I’m thankful that today ended up being a really good day. nov15 Day 16. I’m thankful for Randy. I’m thankful for my pillows. I’m thankful for Hershey bars. I’m thankful for photo-editing. I’m thankful for Facebook and instagram. I’m thankful for Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. I’m thankful for hoodies. I’m thankful for texting. I’m thankful for sacrament meeting. I’m thankful for Ellie’s testimony. I’m thankful for Tami and that she doesn’t judge me. I’m thankful for days that will go down in my life history. I’m thankful for Elysa’s thankful list. I’m thankful for brownies. I’m thankful that I’m a soprano. I’m thankful for my journal that Ash gave me. I’m thankful that I had a really really good weekend. I’m thankful for Kelsie. I’m thankful for people like Sadie that tell me I’m cute. I’m thankful for ShaeLyn. I’m thankful there is medicine for canker sores. I’m thankful that I realize how blessed I am. I’m thankful that I can lay in my parent’s bed and talk forever with them when I have nightmares.

Day 17. I’m thankful for knowledge and agency and hope. I’m thankful for my bag of mints. I’m thankful for smiley faces in text messages. I’m thankful for Tanner and Nate and the fact that they trust me. I’m thankful for lunches with Elysa and Aaron and Randy and Josh. I’m thankful for Heidi and how she’s always so happy. I’m thankful for talks with Carlos. I’m thankful for naps. I’m thankful for nights when I close with Aaron. I’m thankful thankful for Studio C. I’m thankful for messages from Sadie.

Day 18. I’m thankful for Happy Dad. I’m thankful for reading time. I’m thankful for Elysa and Ben and Lexton. I’m thankful that Randy is one of my best friends. I’m thankful for warm cars. I’m thankful for my math class, mainly because of the kids in it. I’m thankful for the song Stay Beautiful by Taylor Swift and the memories that come with it. I’m thankful that I know Alejandra Monson. I’m thankful for funny stories. I’m thankful for the kids in Show Choir. I’m thankful for cute Savannah. I’m thankful that Grace called me today. I’m thankful that Randy invited me to go to Snow to see Riley’s ballroom concert. I’m thankful for road trips. I’m thankful for the way Aaron tells stories. I’m thankful that Randy and Aaron are good singers. I’m thankful for the musical Wicked. I’m thankful for hamburgers. I’m thankful for the whole Steadman family. I’m thankful that I got to see Rhett. I’m thankful Kelsie was able to come to the concert too and sit with me. I’m thankful for the little girl whose tutu fell down and made us laugh so hard! I’m thankful that Kelsie is loving college. I’m thankful for jackets. I’m thankful for Riley because she’s so happy and beautiful. I’m thankful for being crazy with my best friends and taking the scary stairs instead of the elevator. I’m thankful that my body is always so warm… bvvrt. I’m thankful for loud jams in the car. I’m thankful for quiet jams in the car. I’m thankful when my hair gets played with. I’m thankful for heads on shoulders. I’m thankful that Randy got us to and from Snow safely and didn’t fall asleep at the wheel. I’m thankful my mom let me go. I’m thankful for silence and for the term “ness”. I’m thankful for distractions. I’m thankful for water. I’m thankful for couches. I’m thankful for family prayers with the Steadmans. nov18 Day 19. I’m thankful that I have a free period on Silver Days. I’m thankful that I got to sleep in a little bit. I’m thankful for cinnamon toast and hot chocolate. I’m thankful for my seminary class and that it’s okay to ask questions. I’m thankful for handshakes. I’m thankful for Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé. I’m thankful for Randy. I’m thankful for plans that work out. I’m thankful for stripes, and when Aaron and Randy and I all wear them on the same day. I’m thankful for Josh’s laugh. I’m thankful that being in Concert Choir makes me appreciate Show Choir a LOT more than I ever would have before. I’m thankful for Brooke and the fact that we’re friends. I’m thankful for good music. I’m thankful for homework when it’s finished. I’m thankful for unintentional naps. I’m thankful for pasta. I’m thankful that I have my own room, and that it’s clean again. I’m thankful for cute cute cute memories. I’m thankful for smiling. I’m thankful for Sussy’s house. I’m thankful for the Young Women leaders that were at Girls Camp this summer. I’m thankful for testimonies. I’m thankful for my Stake President and everything he does. I’m thankful for moments when I can look into myself and see how I’m really doing. I’m thankful for Connor.

Day 20. I’m thankful for the song Baby It’s Cold Outside from Idina Menzel’s new holiday album–it’s fabulous. I’m thankful for Gale from the Hunger Games. I’m thankful for kisses on cheeks. I’m thankful that my car is alive and well. I’m thankful for Elysa. I’m thankful for fictional stories. I’m thankful for phones. I’m thankful for happy moods. I’m thankful for the floating-on-a-cloud feeling. I’m thankful for lunch time. I’m thankful for Jen Hinton. I’m thankful for Brother Stirling. I’m thankful for Randy (again and again, I know). I’m thankful that Lexton and Justin went to seminary today, and that they both want to be my friend. I’m thankful for the letters I wrote over the summer. I’m thankful that I have a bajillion favorite pictures. I’m thankful for “nap time”. I’m thankful for slow days at work I guess. I’m thankful for ballroom concerts and that I was able to go see it tonight. I’m thankful for all my cute friends that can dance. I’m thankful for hugs. I’m thankful for Tiffany. I’m thankful for Bay. I’m thankful for my mom. I’m thankful that Ben’s injury isn’t worse than it is. I’m thankful for prayers.

Day 21. I’m thankful for back massages. I’m thankful that my mom paid for my gas today. I’m thankful that Elysa and I made it to Logan safely. I’m thankful for how pretty Cache Valley is. I’m thankful for cool dorm rooms and college students. I’m thankful for lemon custard ice cream. I’m thankful that Elysa and I got to visit Grace and Therron. I’m thankful for cute movies. I’m thankful for cute couples that hold hands when they walk together. I’m thankful that Elysa’s uncle and his friends took us out to dinner. I’m thankful that I really genuinely enjoyed myself tonight. I’m thankful that I know how to get to Lewiston, even in the dark. I’m thankful for my super cute grandparents that want to spend forever together. I’m thankful for sleepovers with a super giggly Elysa. I’m thankful for texts that make me feel like I’m appreciated. I’m thankful that today was so out of the norm–that’s what made it so perfect. nov21 Day 22. I’m thankful for shampoo and conditioner. I’m thankful for the feeling of independence. I’m thankful for pumpkin pancakes. I’m thankful for Graham’s house. I’m thankful that praying helps me when I’m scared. I’m thankful I was able to drive through the rain and the snowstorm safely. I’m thankful for days like yesterday when the sky is clear and blue. I’m thankful for tail lights. I’m thankful for songs that I know every word to. I’m thankful that Randy was home when I stopped by. I’m thankful for movie theaters. I’m thankful for books that are made into movies. I’m thankful for comfort food like mac and cheese and spaghetti-os. I’m thankful for snapchat. I’m thankful for trees. I’m thankful for rain. I’m thankful for sparkles. I’m thankful for the kisses on my car window. I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for the movie Big Hero 6. I’m thankful for good friends. I’m thankful for Aaron and Randy and our spontaneity that I feel like we often have. I’m thankful for Josh on his birthday! I’m thankful for driving. I’m thankful for Mr. Meow-Meow (my cat pillow…). I’m thankful that everything good happened today and that I was kept safe.

Day 23. I’m thankful for cute texts that make me smile lots. I’m thankful for Sunday mornings and Sunday music. I’m thankful for the love Jill has for the scriptures. I’m thankful for this perfect weekend. I’m thankful of could-have-beens that cause for lots of daydreaming. I’m thankful for missionaries, and that a lot of the ones I know will be home soon. I’m thankful when my younger siblings get a long. I’m thankful for the Doctrine & Covenants. I’m thankful for Jenna and her cute bangs. I’m thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I’m thankful for the “thorns” in my life that are among all the roses. I’m thankful for Elysa’s reading voice. I’m thankful for sister missionaries. I’m thankful for nachos. I’m thankful for my momma. I’m thankful for my chick pick hoodie because it is soooo comfy.

Day 24. I’m thankful for Elysa. I’m thankful for Roxberry. I’m thankful for the seminary building. I’m thankful for doodles and Abby. I’m thankful that Cameron and I have stayed friends since jr. high. I’m thankful for Show Choir, meaning the kids, not the class. I’m thankful that “APPARENTLY” Aaron’s one of my best friends. I’m thankful for my Stallions blanket.

Day 25. I’m thankful that Aaron and I were dance partners this morning–he made it bearable and fun. I’m thankful for Oromia and Vanesa and Kara. I’m thankful that I’m on seminary council. I’m thankful for Kaden and Scott and Easton and Rachel and Kylie and crazy trust exercises. I’m thankful for Brother Lewis. I’m thankful for my seminary class. I’m thankful for laughter. I’m thankful for roads and grass and trees. I’m thankful for Apostles. I’m thankful for my healthy body. I’m thankful for straight teeth. I’m thankful for education. I’m thankful that I have people in my life that are worth missing. I’m thankful for faith. I’m thankful that Connor and Savannah are friends. I’m thankful that Josh and Randy are cousins, and that I trust them both a lot. I’m thankful for dates and getting asked on dates! I’m thankful that I’m seventeen–it’s a good age. I’m thankful that today has been so fun. I’m thankful for naps that get rid of stomach aches and back aches. I’m thankful for talks with my momma. I’m thankful for the way my dad reads out loud.

Day 26. I’m thankful that Aaron is in choir with me. I’m thankful for being on time to things. I’m thankful for naps. I’m thankful for gas stations. I’m thankful for texting. I’m thankful for short days at school. I’m thankful for my pageant girls. I’m thankful for Brady and Jake and Taygun. I’m thankful that Aaron is comfortable around my family. I’m thankful for movies. I’m thankful for donut runs with Randy and Aaron that end up taking an hour. I’m thankful for crazy weird moods and conversations. I’m thankful for drives at night. I’m thankful when the passengers in the car DON’T scream at the driver… haha. I’m thankful for hugs and hugs and hugs. I’m thankful when I fall asleep during road trips and don’t wake up till we’re there. I’m thankful that Justin is my friend. I’m thankful that my whole family was together tonight.

Day 27. I’m thankful for the band The Head & The Heart (thanks Audrey). I’m thankful when I can take as long as I want to get ready for the day. I’m thankful for Fin. I’m thankful for snapchat. I’m thankful for Zack. I’m thankful for the girl cousins. I’m thankful for Lewiston. I’m thankful for food and naps. I’m thankful for pictures. I’m thankful for mountains. I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for my Savior, who made all of this possible. I’m thankful for my friends that give me so much to be thankful for. I’m thankful for my uncles. I’m thankful for funny things. I’m thankful for this life that I’ve been given. I’m thankful for Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for Thursdays. I’m thankful for night time. I’m thankful for reminiscing. I’m thankful for #cheesybutcute things.

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Day 28. I’m thankful for my silly siblings. I’m thankful for hilarious videos via the Steadmans. I’m thankful for pizza. I’m thankful for my job. I’m thankful that Kels helped me get ready for my date and even let me borrow her cute clothes. I’m thankful for sing-a-longs to Christmas music in the kitchen with my whole family. I’m thankful for Tanner’s example and that he’s so pumped to serve a mission. I’m thankful for Sabrina and Cameron–I LOVE THEM. I’m thankful for dates and good friends. I’m thankful for the temple. I’m thankful for pretty lights. I’m thankful for Olive Garden and Jake the Waiter. I’m thankful for soup. I’m thankful for walks around Salt Lake City. I’m thankful for music everyone knows so we can all jam out loud in the car. I’m thankful that my parents are two of my very best friends (and that my dad totally played along with a prank tonight, it was so hilarious!). I’m thankful for t-shirts and shorts and texts at one in the morning. I’m thankful for my Spotify account, more specifically my 119 playlist.

Day 29. I’m thankful for the church buildings we have all over the world. I’m thankful for the song Five Foot Three by Flannel Graph. I’m thankful for my papa. I’m thankful for good hair days. I’m thankful that our first choir performance wasn’t too terrible. I’m thankful for cute Kylie and for cute Josh for being such a gentleman. I’m thankful for ponytails I’m thankful when days aren’t normal and uneventful. I’m thankful when my shift is over at work! I’m thankful for Russ. I’m thankful for cute baby pictures! I’m thankful for all the times I’ve spent at the Steadman’s kitchen counter talking and laughing. I’m thankful for Riley (especially cause it’s her birthday) and Heidi. I’m thankful for weddings because they’re the cutest things on earth. I’m thankful for Rhett and Brooke and how perfect they are together. I’m thankful for Dallin cause he’s funny. I’m thankful for being included in things. I’m thankful for families. I’m thankful that Randy let me watch his favorite TV Show with him. I’m thankful for crazy weird songs that make for good music videos. I’m thankful for video games cause I really stink at them and I think it’s super funny. I’m thankful for silly dancing on the back porch. I’m thankful for prayers.

Day 30. I’m thankful for SLEEP. I’m thankful for eggs and toast. I’m thankful for Bailee and her family. I’m thankful for service. I’m thankful for Tami. I’m thankful for dinner time. I’m thankful for resting. I’m thankful that all of the siblings got to be together tonight. I’m thankful that our Christmas tree is up. I’m thankful for Connor’s laugh. I’m thankful that I was the cause of that laugh so many times tonight. I’m thankful for crazy moods, even when I feel not-super-good. I’m thankful for my best friends. I’m thankful for brownies. I’m thankful for pillows and blankets. I’m thankful for love and how full my heart feels tonight. I’m thankful for this life, no matter how crazy or scary or difficult it is.

I am blessed. And I am so thankful!

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Why Life is Grand (in 50 Words)

Right now I am convinced that there are very few things in this world that are better than a somewhat spontaneous road trip on a Tuesday night with my best friends to Ephraim to see some of our very favorite people.

I’m dead tired, but it was so worth it. :)

Chick Pick 2014

So… Chick Pick was really fun! It wasn’t super planned extremely well, but it turned out alright and was a lot of fun! I’m really happy about that and I think Lexton had a lot of fun, so that’s good. :)

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Here’s the whole group… we’re really good at piggy-backs… haha Didn’t know that there were so many different ways to do that! But we all look pretty good. ;)

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Lexton and I were with Elysa and Ben the whole time basically (best friends with best friends, duh)… it was fun and I really really really like Elysa and Ben!

1115abbbenAwkward photo that I think is hilarious…… Ben doesn’t like me……

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Annnnnd here’s Lexton and me! :)

It was a really fun day eating food and being up in the mountains and eating more food and playing games and dancing and watching movies and just hanging out, and I’m so so glad everyone had a good time! Makes me so happy. Dates are fun!!

COOL

Definitely not cool enough to hang out with “cool” kids. Not cool enough to hold a conversation with “cool” kids.

But that’s okay. I’m cool with being Uncool Me.

tbh

– I sometimes think it’ll actually be a really good thing to move away and go to college… even though I don’t want to.

– I hate being cold. But I hate being hot even more. And this past week and a half I have felt both temperatures on and off throughout the day and I really don’t like it. :(

– Call me lazy, but if I could sleep in every day and do nothing, I would.

– Teasing isn’t cool. Like if it’s incessant. It gets old really fast… and I know I shouldn’t let it get to me but it does.

– The person I love most in this world (besides family, duh) is probably Elysa.

– School is stressful. And high school is all the stereotypes and more–it’s all about wanting to fit in. I’ve noticed that more and more this year. I hate how kids act differently around different groups of people. Just be yourself no matter who you’re with…

– I live for weekends.

– Work is where I’m really extra good at faking happiness.. haha

– Hugs are the best things in the world. Even half hugs. They’re just great.

– I miss Kelsey Fivas a lot. I wish we talked more.