Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ninja Spider

you guys.
I am studying early on a saturday morning,
and there is a ninja spider.

I was sitting at the table,
when I noticed a spider dangling from the air.
  after just staring at him and his weird little spidey movements for a moment,
I decided he needed to go. because I needed to study.
so I simply grabbed his invisible web and cut it off, throwing whatever remained to the floor.
(he was a tiny spider. I didn't feel the need to kill him.)

well guess who showed up 5 minutes later on my NOTEBOOK right in front of me?!
ninja spider.
how did he do that?? crawl up from the floor on the other side of the table that fast?
so I flung him across the room with my pen.

you guys.
2 minutes later.
ninja spider is crawling on my laptop keys.

I tried to get him with my pen but he was too fast! and escaped into my laptop.
he emerged again, and after he legit jumped a foot in what appeared to be an attack toward my hand,
I promptly blew him off the table with great force.

I have no doubt ninja spider will return.

the moral of the story? ALWAYS KILL SPIDERS.


2 hours later.
ninja spider is back.
and crawling on my book....

no, I still didn't kill him. but I blew him away again.
I just can't... we've been through so much together!


5 hours later.
just got back from taking a test.
sitting at the table editing pictures.
guess who is dangling in front of my face, back where I saw him the first time?

well-played ninja spider. well-played.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Crossing the Line to Infinite

I was flipping through my roommate's book, The Gift of the Atonement, just now while eating my cereal, and I came across this entry. I know I need a reminder from time to time of just how amazing Christ's sacrifice was, so I thought I would share:

The suffering of Jesus Christ in the Garden and on the cross exceeded the combined suffering of all human beings. The suffering of Jesus was not just tough pain and a bad death, it was not just the most painful of all human experiences and deaths. The suffering of Christ was cumulative; it was in fact infinite. When Christ descended below all things, he crossed the line from the finite, that which can be measured, to the infinite. And as his suffering was infinite, so now is his glory infinite, and infinite also is his power to save. . . . "Therefore there can be nothing which is short of an infinite atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world" (Alma 34:12; see also 2 Nephi 25:16; Alma 34:10, 14; D&C 19:10-19).

Human nature makes us want to quantify, to measure the atonement of Christ, but his ordeal is off any scale; it is beyond our comprehension. Jesus bore not just the sins of the world, but the sorrows, pains, and sicknesses of the world as well . . . (See Alma 7:11-12). . . .

All the negative aspects of human existence brought about by the Fall, Jesus Christ absorbed into himself. He experienced vicariously in Gethsemane all the private griefs and heartaches, all the physical pains and handicaps, all the emotional burdens and depressions of the human family. He knows the loneliness of those who don't fit in or who aren't handsome or pretty. He knows what it's like to choose up teams and be the last one chosen. He knows the angusish of parents whose children go wrong. He knows the private hell of the abused child or spouse. He knows all these things personally and intimately because he lived them in the Gethsemane experience. Having personally lived a perfect life, he then chose to experience our imperfect lives. In that infinite Gethsemane experience, the meridian of time, the center of eternity, he lived a billion billion lifetimes of sin, pain, disease, and sorrow.

God uses no magic wand to simply wave bad things into nonexistence. The sins that he remits, he remits by making them his own and suffering them. The pain and heartaches that he relieves, he relieves by suffering them himself. These things can be shared and absorbed, but they cannot be simply wished or waved away. They must be suffered. Thus we owe him not only for our spiritual cleaning from sin, but for our physical, mental, and emotional healings as well, for he has borne these infirmities for us also. All that the Fall put wrong, the Savior in his atonement puts right. It is all part of his infinite sacrifice - of his infinite gift.

- Stephen E. Robinson

Friday, July 20, 2012

Alabama friends!

Hop on over to my photography blog to read about my potential visit home in August. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In short,

school used to feel like this:

now it just feels like this:

senioritis, baby!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

sometiiiimes.. want to punch the world in the face.

thanks for letting me be an emotionally spastic blogger.

anyone else feeling crummy tonight?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

microscopic update

operation hot arms is still in effect!

I've been doing push ups every night (girl ones.. yes)
and last night did 15 in a row without stopping.

I know this might be pathetic to you. 


if there's one picture that gives me motivation, it's this one from my sophomore year in high school:

oh arms. you were so little.
I just like this picture because it reminds me that it IS possible for them to be smaller. haha. (is all of this so weird to those of you who don't know/care what size my arms are now? ;))

hmm what else that might be interesting.
I photographed a wedding on thursday, and an extended family on friday (it was really fun!)
and today I'm trying my hardest to be productive.
I finally unpacked and organized, which was really hard to convince myself to do since I'm only living here summer term.
but it only took a couple of hours and I feel so at peace now. ahh.

and now it's on to reading, reading, reading. good old humanities.
but tonight! the party is on. as rochelle and I watch the princess and the frog haha.

it stemmed from me saying something in a different voice and rochelle saying I sounded like the girl from the movie... so we are now going to watch it and be happy. yessss.

I hope your day is going well! and if it's not, the 2 things that are always guaranteed to make me feel better are either serving someone or getting something done I've been meaning to get done. so take the next hour... and DO IT!! and then you will feel great. <3

Monday, July 2, 2012

speaking of creativity...

one of my favs.

it's important for us to stop worrying about what others are going to think about it and just do what WE love! do you like it? then it's perfect. <3

Creativity.. IN ACTION

my titles are getting cheesier and cheesier.

remember how a few posts down I talked about my taking a break from pinterest (which is still in effect)?
well this post is an example of an instance when pinterest acted as a friend and not a foe...
because I actually used it do something in REAL LIFE!!

I know. uhmazeing.

so my brother and sister-in-law had a baby in march! everett nephi. we love him to death.

me with the little guy winking at a hottie infant across the way. ;)

lee & carrie decided that everett's nursery would be nautical themed, and they wanted each family member to paint a canvas in that theme and those would make up the wall decor.

so.. I looked on pinterest and found a few ideas:

I really liked the last one, so I used that as my inspiration... and this was the final product!

 cute, no? it felt good to just sit and paint and be creatively meticulous for a little while - it's super calming to me.

 hooray for DOING something creative and being pleased with its cuteness!
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