Just a few pictures of another cute redhead. Redheads rock.



A few photos from recent events:


Last weekend I visited the Joseph Smith Sphinx, ate Filipino food, and played with my pooch and little Lindsey. REMEMBER HOW SHE'S HOME? I know. I KNOW.


K&J 5000

The fortieth post of Kelli and Jared paraphernalia. But the invitation is complete. And I think it looks good. Kelli designed it, and I made it. We make a good team. Take a looksie.

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Kelli and Jared wanted a minimalistic style for the invitation which was a pretty terrifying word for me. I'm not too acquainted with with that kind of stuff and I'm not super good at it either, but I think this turned out pretty well. I just realized too that this little gif is moving pretty quick so you can't see the text real well, but I'm way too lazy to fix it right now. Sry bout that. Anywho, I like it--simple text, simple colors, and these cutie pies in lurve. 

it's here

SUMMER 2011.

It doesn't look too monumental, but these plus some will render one radtastic summer. And they will all be completed before the fall equinox. 


true blue

I got this in the mail the other day.


IMMA GONNA BE AN AGGIE. AGAIN. We all repeat some things, right? It feels good to have plans solidified. My schedule rocks (I'm going to learn how to do a backflip this semester, damnit), my apartment has been found (it's a wood-paneled paradise), and I'm living with some of the best people I know. And I haven't been this excited about education in quite some time. THUMBS UP.


corazon de vida

I've finally made a page for my photos from Ecuador. It's private, so post here with your email and I'll let you in.

Thank you all!



I got this comment a while ago on my first post about Ecuador where I decided that I was going.
It said this:

So, you brave little anonymous commenter, I going to try and formulate some response for you. To question number two, the answer is YES. To question number one...I have a different answer. You'll probably be disappointed by it.

One night, when all of us volunteers were eating some delicious pizza together, Allie came up with the best phrase to respond to this question. We had just gotten a few new volunteers and we were all chatting together. We went around the table and each of us said in one word what our experience has been so far. Allie had the best response. She said "words."

We ended up using it all the time. Like the first time a child remembered our names, or the feeling we felt after our first morning prayer on our knees, or when we drove through the mountains to go to Trini for the first time, or when we saw a little boy who had just learned to walk stumble into his adoptive dad's hands for the first time. "Words" just fit.

I know that it was only three months. It's not a big amount of time at all, really, but it's made a huge difference in my life. 

I gave a talk about my whole experience on Sunday. And it took twenty minutes. And I could have gone on for longer. I do have some words to say about it, but ultimately, it only means something until those stories are yours.


I'm way too serious on this blog. Enough of that. BRING ON THE SUMMER SUN.


maligayang pagdating

My best friend is coming home from her brief stay of 1.5 years in the Philippines today. I couldn't be more excited.  



kelli & jared
A couple funzies of these two love birds because they're so darn cute. And we all love them.
These guys are fun. And their wedding is going to be fun. Just hearing the details from Kelli are making me SO EXCITED. And if you missed it, a preview of their announcement. Woot woot!