25 things about me at 25

Monday, April 30, 2012

I always thought 25 sounded so old.  Is that just me?  Then again, I say that every year.
I don't feel old and that's what's important, right?..  anyhow...

here are 25 things I want to remember about my life at 25

1. my current favorite flower is Ranunculus.  but I'm pretty sure you already knew that.
2.  i.love. Modern Family.  I love to try to talk like Gloria.  "a gargol ees a gargol..."
3.  My current favorite color combo is Navy and Red-Orange
4.  Sister is currently serving an LDS mission.  I'm still weirded out she and I won't see each other the entire time I'm 25 and the whole time she's 22.  crazy.
5. I love the twitter. and the pinterest.
6. I am borderline addicted to J Dawgs.  If you have never been... make sure you go!  I like mine with special sauce and banana peppers.  Mmm. Craving one right now.
7. baby you light up my world like no body else!  --One Direction, anyone?  Obsession.  They are adorable!
8. Always thought my life would be figured out long before now.  I'm now learning that life is all about learning, progressing, and the process of figuring it out (so really, I'll never fully have it figured out)... And I love that. 
9. False Lashes Mascara by MAC is my favorite.  Also Ruby Woo by MAC.  I could wear that lipstick every day.
10. We're trying out a free month of Netflix... I have been watching the Hills.. Que drama!
11.  i cannot wait for summer!  I had a dream last night that I bought the Pass of all Passes.  Maybe I should! (i love seven peaks!)
12.  i love to waste time looking at home plans.  call me crazy.
13. I leave for Italy in the morning!  finally.  I can't think of a better way to start off my 25th year.
14. mom is meeting me in NYC on my way home from Italia. We're going to see the Newsies! Can't wait.
15. i am finally finished with winter semester 2012! aka the semester i almost died i was so busy.  i am so relieved it is over and don't know how i managed to survive!!
16.  i love diet coke.
17.  when shopping for clothing, i am drawn to yellow and teal.  just take a look at my pinterest board if you don't believe me.
18. just dance is my favorite wii game
19. top favorite movies right now:  the muppets and monte carlo.  so good.
20.  i'm finally starting to feel good about ma curves. i used to feel hideous every day but that's starting to change. :)
21. motown is super great.  i love to sing along to any and every motown song.  midnight train to georgia is my favorite pandora radio station.
22.  my current hair goal in life is to have hair like this.
23.  i still only know 5 + 1 songs on the ukulele. 
24.  favorite places to be as of now (ask me again in about 5 weeks): disneyland, new york city, and washington dc.
25.  just so we're clear, i am not afraid of dolphins. ;)

countdown to italy: 3 days

Friday, April 27, 2012

I can't believe it.
I have so much to get done before I leave next week.
(why am I blogging!?)

I just wanted to let you know that prayers are answered! 

after study abroad, 3 girls from the trip and I will be going on to Paris for a few days
they're going to continue and see a lot more of Europe, but I will be leaving from Paris.
the plan was to stay with this woman one of the girls knows
but about a month ago that fell through
and I have been in panic mode.
no place to stay in Paris.
I spent some sleepless nights browsing every hotel site you could think of
looking for some inexpensive place all four of us could stay
with no luck.
(in the meantime, my mother and I are praying our guts out that things will work out and that I will be safe on my journeys)
I talked to one of the girls and told her my concern and she told me they were going to be couch surfing.
Ugh exactly what I feared.
I'm sure other people are comfortable doing that, but it freaks me out.  There was no way I was going to do sleep on some stranger's couch. 
It was looking like I would be booking myself a hotel room and paying way too much to spend my time in Paris alone. 
Not the best of situations.

Well, my mom loves Facebook.  And my cousin used to live in Paris. 
So my mom decided she would ask her via Fb for suggestions of places to stay. 
Less than 2 minutes after posting on her wall, our telephone is ringing.
It was my cousin trying to help my mom work something out.  

Wait, when is Erin going to be there?

mom told her the dates.

Kelly.  I am going to be in Paris those exact days.  She can just stay with me!

divine intervention?  you tell me.  

So. I am going to be staying in this beautiful hotel with my amazing cousin (thank you, Karissa!!!) who knows Paris. 
I'm not going to be lost, I'm going to be and feel safe, I'm going to see what I want to see while I'm there, and I know that this was an answer to prayer.  For that I am so thankful!

Here's to a fun and safe trip!


I've scheduled a few posts for while I'm away, but I can't wait to share my adventures and pictures with y'all once I get back!  <3

those are my boobies (clean!)

Friday, April 20, 2012

i miss moments like these.
they would happen daily around here.
i just really miss my lil sis!  she's been gone nearly 5 months.  it has gone by really fast so far, but when i think about how long she's got left it makes me ill.  i'm still just trying to take it a day at a time and our reunion will be so sweet in 13 months!

enjoy mi hermana and her weirdness.

photo shoot

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

here are a few fotos from our little photo shoot.  From L-R, and top to bottom:
there's a spider on your face
that Italian guy just said WHAT?
...mistake photo. hah.
the Erin refuses to smile like a normal human photo
you're five years old!
you're surprised!
Erin refuses to smile like a normal human take 2

that Italian said what?!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

that Italian said what?!!.. ... that is what our expression is supposed to be saying right now.  ..
(that's exactly what you thought, right?...we are doin' great...)

Speaking of Italian... 

1. Non parlo Italiano (I don't speak Italian...) 
2.  I leave in 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS!!   
I can't believe it.  I have way too much to do between now and then.  
Finals. Agggh.  I hope I survive. 

Wish me luck.  And if you don't hear from me until after I get back, I'm really sorry.  I do, however, plan on bringing my camera and taking all sorts of pictures which I'll be sharing once I get back.  (I won't have a computer or my phone while I'm abroad.)  However--I will have instagram on my ipod, so if you want Italy updates, follow me on twitter or instagram.  !! 


muse music

Saturday, April 7, 2012

t and i went to see veloci-rapture at muse music tonight. 
it was so good. 

Oh, and can't forget the car dance party!  Great times. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

all photos by the lovely jalene taylor
Proudly designed by Mlekoshi playground