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Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009


i'm just thankful for the time i'm getting
to spend with family&friends (:

My Grown Up Christmas List by Kelly Clarkson
Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies

Well I'm all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I'm not a child but my heart still can dream

So here's my lifelong wish
My grown-up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal the heart
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end oh,
This is my grown-up Christmas list

As children we believe
The grandest sight to see
Is something lovely wrapped beneath the tree

But heaven only knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal a hurting human soul

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
That time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, oh
This is my grown-up Christmas list

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, oh
This is my grown up Christmas list
This is my only life-long wish
This is my grown up Christmas list
Christmas Must Be Something More by Taylor Swift
What if ribbons and bows didn't mean a thing
Would the song still survive without five golden rings
Would you still wanna kiss without mistletoe
What would happen if God never let it snow
What would happen if Christmas carols told a lie
Tell me what would you find

You'd say that today holds something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It's something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here's something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

What if angels did not pay attention to
All the things that we wished they would always do
What if happiness came in a cardboard box
Then there is something I think we all forgot
What would happen if presents all went away
Tell me what would you find

You'd see that today holds something speical
Something holy, not superficial
So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It's something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here's something you should know for sure
Christmas must be something more

We get so caught up in all of it
Bussiness and replationships
Hundred mile an hour lives
And it's the time of year
And everybody's here
It seems the last thing on your mind

Is that the day hold something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here's to Jesus Christ who saved our lives
It's something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
But here's something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something
Christmas must be something
Christmas must be something more
There's gotta be more
There's gotta be more

MERRY CHRISTMAS
(:

WHEW....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

After 6 hours of Christmas Shopping...........




And 4 hours of Gift Wrapping.............




We were finally able to get the presents under the Christmas tree (Dec 22 at 1:40am!)

confuzzlement D:

Friday, December 11, 2009

....either way, it results with me losing .
......sigh.....


someone please remind me why i got myself into this situation ?

45 things

Thursday, December 10, 2009


this is TOO cute (: ...stolen from Maria's facebook note XD






. touch her waist ;
. talk to her ;
. share secrets ;
. give her your jacket ;
. kiss them slowly ;


[ are you remembering this? ]


. hug her ;
. hold her ;
. laugh with her ;
. invite her somewhere ;
. let her be with you when you're around your friends ;


[ keep reading ]


. smile with her ;
. take pictures with her ;
. pull her onto your lap ;
. when she says she loves you more, deny it. fight back ;
. when he friends say 'i love her more than you', deny it. fight back and hug her tight so she can't get to her friends. it makes her feel loved ;


[ are you thinking about someone? ]



. always hug her and say 'i love you' when you see her ;
. kiss her unexpectedly ;
. hug her from behind around the waist ;
. tell her she's beautiful, not sexy ;
. tell her the way you feel about her ;


[ you need to show her you mean it too ]


. kiss her on the lips ;
. don't ask her to buy you stuff. you buy her stuff ;
. tell her what feels good ;
. make her feel loved ;
. buy her things. small things can still help ;


[ we might deny it but we actually like and kinda want you to get us things ]


. don't lie to her ;
. don't cheat on her ;
. take her anywhere she wants ;
. text message her or call her in the morning and tell her to have a good day at school and how much you miss her ;
. be there whenever she needs you & even when she doesn't need you, just be there so she'll know that she can always count on you ;


[ are you still reading this? you better me. this is important . ]


. hold her close when she's cold and she can hold you too ;
. when you are alone hold her close and kiss her ;
. kiss her on the cheek (it will give her the hint that you want to kiss her) ;
. while in the movies, put your arm around her and then she will automatically put her head on your shoulder, then lean in and tilt her chin up and kiss her lightly ;


[ remember this next time you're with her ]


. when people diss her, stand up for her ;
. look deep into her eyes and tell her you love her ;
. lay down under the stars and put her head on your chest so she can listen to the steady beat of your heart. link your fingers together while you whisper to her as she rests her eyes and listens to you ;
. when walking next to each other, grab her hand ;
. when you hug her, hold her in your arms as long as possible ;


[ makes sure she knows she's loved ]


. call her at night to wish her sweet dreams ;
. comfort her when she cries and wipe away her tears ;
. take her for long walks at night ;
. always remind her how much you love her ;




[ you'll never know when she needs just a little more love ]



. never tell her
you love her
unless you truly mean it
with all your heart ;

Youth Gem #1

"No matter the burdens we face in life
as a consequence of natural conditions,
the misconduct of others,
or our own mistakes and shortcomings,
we are all
children of a loving Heavenly Father,
who sent us to earth as part of His eternal plan
for our
growth and progress.
Our unique individual experiences can help us
prepare to return to Him.
The adversity and afflictions that are ours,
however difficult to bear,
last, from heaven's perspective, for
'but a small moment;
and then, if [we] endure it well, God shall exalt [us] on high.'
We must do everything we can to
bear our burdens "well" for however long 'small moment' carrying them lasts."

--L. Whitney Clayton, "That Your Burdnes May Be Light," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 13.

Jump then Fall



Jump then Fall
by Taylor Swift


I like the way you sound in the morning,
We're on the phone and without a warning
I realize your laugh is the best thing I have ever heard

I like the way I can't keep my focus,
I watch you talk and you didn't notice
I hear the words but all I can think is we should be together

Every time you smile, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll shine for you
Woah, I'm feeling you baby
Don't be afraid to jump then fall, jump then fall into me

Baby, I'm never gonna leave you
Say that you wanna be with me too
Cause I'm gonna stay through it all
So jump then fall

Well I like the way your hair falls in your face
You got the keys to me
I love each freckle on your face, oh,
I've never been so wrapped up,
Honey, I like the way you're everything I've ever wanted
I had time to think it oh-over
And all I can say is come closer,
Take a deep breath and jump then fall into me

Everytime you smile, I smile,
And everytime you shine, I'll shine for you
Woah oh, I'm feeling you baby
Don't be afraid to jump the fall, jump then fall into me

Baby, I'm never gonna leave you,
Say that you wanna be with me too
Cause I'm gonna stay through it all so jump then fall

The bottoms gonna drop from under our feet
I'll catch you, I'll catch you
When people say things that bring you to your knees,
I'll catch you
The time is gonna come when you're so mad you could cry
But I'll hold you through the night until you smile

Whoa oh, I need you baby,
Don't be afraid please
Jump then fall, jump then fall into me

Baby, I'm never gonna leave you
Say that you wanna be with me too
Cause I'm gonna stay through it all so jump then fall

Jump then fall baby
Jump then fall into me

Every time you smile, I smile
Every time you shine, I'll shine
And every time you're here baby, I'll show you, I'll show you
You can jump then fall, jump then fall, jump then fall into me, into me

yeah

T.Swift !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

yeyuuh Taylor Swift's Platinum CD (:

seriously, she has the BEST lines in her songs. like she may not be the best singer (Laura and I think she strains her voice a bit sometimes), but that honestly doesn't matter. She has talent when it comes to song writing. & I don't know who writes the music but they always go so well with her lyrics. Awesomeness.

& just to share a few of my favourite lines :D



The one we danced to all night long.
The moon like a spotlight on the lake.

[ Tim McGraw ]

***

Cory finds another way to be the highlight of my day.
I'm taking pictures in my mind so I can save them for a rainy day.
It's hard to make conversation when he's taking my breath away.
[ Stay Beautiful ]

***

Take me to the time we had our very first fight.
The slamming of doors instead of kissing goodnight.
You stayed outside till the morning light.
[ Mary's Song ]

***

And when I got home, before I said "amen",
Asking God if he could play it again.

[ Our Song ]

***

You and I are painting pictures in the sky.
[ I'm Only Me when I'm with You ]

***

You'd say that today holds something special,
Something holy and not superficial.
So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives.
[ Christmas Must be Something More ]

***

Run your hands through your hair,
Absent-mindly making me want you.
[ Fearless ]

***

And I don't know why but with you I'd dance
In the storm in my best dress;
[ Fearless ]

***

Cause I can't help it if you look like an angel
Can't help it if I wanna kiss you in the rain so
Come and feel this magic
I've been feeling since I've met you
[ Hey Stephen ]

***

I can give you fifty reasons why
I should be the one you choose
All those girls, well they're beautiful
But would they ever write a song for you?
[ Hey Stephen ]

***

Cause I'm not your princess
This ain't a fairytale
I'm gonna find someone someday
Who might actually treat me well
[ White Horse ]

***

And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
[ You Belong with Me ]

***

But I miss screamin and fighting
And kissing in the rain
It's 2am and I'm cursing your name
You're so in love that you act insane
And that's the way I loved you
Breaking down and coming undone
It's a roller coaster kinda rush
And I never knew I could feel this much
And that's the way I loved you

[ The Way I Loved You ]

***

And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine
And I don't know if you knew
But I'm taking this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today
[ The Best Day ]

***



& from my top 3 favourite songs (:

Jump and Fall
...the WHOLE song.
i can't even give you a specific line i like!
[ i'll post up the lyrics on my next post! ]

***

On the Other Side of the Door
I said "leave" but all I really want is you
To stand outside my window throwing pebbles
Screaming "I'm in love with you"

...i LOVE this whole song and the story it tells.
especially at the end when she lists specific unperfect things about him
and still realizes that she needs him =)
(the way the music gets faster at this part too is just so perfect)...

With your face and the beautiful eyes
And the conversation with the little white lies
And the faded picture of a beautiful night
You carry me from your car to the stairs
And I broke down crying, wish it weren't this mess
After everything and that little black dress
After everything I must confess
I need you

***

I'd Lie
...this is my number one fav by Taylor.
Don't know why (:
But especially this part of the song:

He looks around the room
Innocently overlooks the truth
Shouldn't a light go on?
Doesn't he know that I've had him memorized for so long?
He sees everything in black and white
Never let nobody see him cry
I don't let nobody see me
Wishin he was mine


****************




AND...just to share what she had to say at the back of her CD...

"This album is called Fearless, and I guess I'd like to clarify why we chose that as the title. To me, fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. Fearless is falling madly in love again, getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again...even though every time you've tried before, you've lost. It's fearless to have faith that someday things will change. Fearless is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can't breathe without them. I think it's fearless to fall for your best friend, even though he's in love with someone else. And when someone apologizes to you enough times for things they'll never stop doing, I think it's fearless to stop believing them. It's fearless to say "you're NOT sorry", and walk away. I think loving someone despite what people think is fearless. I think allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is fearless. Letting go is fearless. Then, moving on and being alright...That's fearless too. But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charming and happily ever after. That's why I write these songs. Because I think love is FEAERLESS. - Taylor Swift




....my gosh....that was BEAUTIFUL and SO well written!
im jealous.......i love english, so i love her word choices and how she said everything so deep.
i can pull off writing something like that...but how come i can't pull of my own lyrics? LOL
(okay, not that i can't come up with lyrics cause i CAN, it's the music to go along with it that's a problem! :P)


...this is why i love Taylor Swift (:



First Presidency Christmas Devotional

Monday, December 7, 2009

I sat there, watching the Christmas Devotional. It's just like any other broadcast...whoever it conducting will introduce what will happen next in the program, and whenever a speaker comes up, their name and their position as General Authority will show up.

But this time it felt different.

As President Monson approached the stand and these words appeared on the screen:


Thomas S. Monson
President
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints



...i felt a chill down my spine and a confirmation in my heart that he truly is the president of the church, making him the president of the world.

well i've always known he's the current prophet of our church today, but i never had that feeling of confirmation before. and it felt so good to have the reassurance in my testimony of sustaining the president of the church. i know that, without a doubt, that he is called of God, and is called to lead the saints in these latter-days.

first time ever !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Okay, so if you know anything about me, you know i can bake, but i that i can't cook.
not that i can't, it just i haven't tried...alone.

but for the first time everrrrrrr i have cooked something simple by myself (:
...it's not that big of a deal, but it's an accomplishment to MOI!

my mom said it was about time that me and laura started learning how. & that we couldn't argue anymore that we're busy.
so both laura and i got a recipe we wanted to try from this American recipe set. and i chose to try
New Yorker Pasta.




well...it doesn't look exactly like what it's supposed to. but i had to make a few minor adjustments to the recipe just cuz i didn't have the stuff i needed :P


for example, my mom couldn`t get me blue cheese....so i had to use cheddar (yum yum i love cheese. i think it`s my favourite food XD). HAHA. & i used to much pasta! so compared to the pasta, there was only a little bit of broccoli D: (i LOVE broccoli btw!) & cheese was the easist thing to redo and melt again, so that`s what i made more of....OH MY...the calories on my meal just went WAY up hahaha
anywho, i learned my lesson. so i know what to do next time (not that there`s going to be a next time, cause that meal was just too fatty!!) but here`s the recipe if anyone wants to try it out (:New Yorker Pasta 3/4 lb. Thin spaghetti 1 bunch broccoli, about 1 lb. 3 tbsp butter or margarine 1/3 lb. Roquefort, Gorgonzola or your favourite blue cheese 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Cracked pepper
Directions: 1) Bring pot of water to a boil. 2) Meantime, wash broccoli and peel stems. Place in large saucepan with 1" of water. Cover. 3) Cook about 5 minutes until tender-crisp. Drain. Set aside, uncovered. 4) Cook spaghetti according to package directions until just tender but not mushy. Drain. 5) Melt butter in skillet. Briefly saute garlic over low heat. Add cheese. Stir until melted. 6) Place hot spaghetti in serving bowl with cooked broccoli. Toss with cheese sauce. 7) Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cracked pepper. Toss again. 8) Serve steaming hot.

Flipside practice

Saturday, December 5, 2009

&............what are you talking about?!


we were t o t a l l y having dance practice!!

it says FLIP btw...if you can't read it XD



that's purdy sick!
haha but Jezreel had to hold my hand down and everything
cause i am just physically demented like that :P



lol Laura!!


naks naman Jezreel!



& now it's time to freak-out !
dance performance is next saturday !
and the saturday following as well !
YIKES
...oh well, at least we're having FUN (:


Webcam Hackers

Friday, December 4, 2009

So yeah, to continue with my boredom of today...
as i was browsing webcam pics,
i have come to realize how awesome my friends are.

they have totally HACKED my computer
& have taken crazy pictures of themselves
when i wasn't looking.
hahahaa
i love my friends <3





I'm assuming this was taken during Cotillion Practice.
Clearly, Tichaon had better things to do....HAHAHA




what the heck? HAHA that's pretty sick, i gotta admit.
Hmm...so that's Andrew, Arielle, Holly, Rouzine
....and i have NO idea who's suited arm that is on top
Yeah...we were taking snapshots...and this was the only good one x)
Laura & Erenlee & Rouzine


This was taken while waiting for Cotillion members to arrive.
Obv, im in this picture.
But my sister made me.
This is why Laura is my bestest friend forever&eternity (:

...Mythology Tutorial?

...yeah unfortunetly.

.......but today's class is going better than expected. i usually dont participate, and when there's only 11 out of 25 people who have come, it gets pretty silent and awkward =/ but we got into pairs to do some analyzing of passages in Aeschylua' The Oresteia...which i haven't started reading yet D:

but looky, at least i made a new friend :) haha


......and as a result of this boredom....(cause apparently at the moment, my teacher is talking about FACEBOOK
LOL):
...can you SEE how tired i look?




OH YEAH (: haha .....this is my boredom
WOOT WOOT! Utah Utes
sweatshirt!!!
Evelyn called us over yesterday, and she said she had a BYU sweater for me. LIES. haha kidding! She gave the BYU sweater to Jared, and gave me the Utah Utes ones.

(SHHHHHH...her excuse was that the BYU sweater was an uglier colour hahahha "dont tell Jared" )!

Be Loyal to the Royal Within

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"you are a child of a heavenly king, who loves you. be true to your divine nature"
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood,
an holy nation,
a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness
into his marvellous light:

mon DEBUT partie

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

wow I can't believe I haven't posted this yet...
November 7, 2009


So basically, this is what happened...

Introductions



Father-Daughter Dance
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
Ice Cream Freeze by Hannah Montana
Malkia & Holly's Presentation
...they made a funny song for me :)


Grand Cotillion Waltz

So Close by Jon McLaughlin
Can I Have this Dance from HSM3

Jezreel&Ardale . Shaunna&William . Rouzine&Andrew . Sara&Nathan . Malkia&Dante .
. Holly&Tichaon . Natalie&Jared . Yasaman&Ross . Laura&Aron . Ariana&Daniel .



18 Candles Speeches
. Amrah . Erenlee . Rouzine . Holly . Simmin . Sara . Alice . Christine . Jezreel .
. Hababo . Alanna . Kestel . Jasmine . Shaunna . Yasaman . Malkia . Krizalyn . Laura .


18 Roses Dance
Bryan . Kenny . Daniel . Ross . Andrew . Aron . Tichaon . Jonel . William .
. Jared . Rick . Dante . Nathan . David . Ben . Kenneth . Gabriel . Ardale .




...it was a reunion for everyone.
Old friends seeing each other
Wards re-united
Garneau friends together for first time since June
Family all there
...what else could be
better?


...it wasn't just my celebration.
...it was a celebration for
ALL.



most definitely the BEST night of my l i f e (:

Happy Birthday Holly-ster!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009



To my EGG;
To my Deeks #2;
To a beautiful and talented daughter of God;
HAPPY HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN!
'Ello Holly-ster! Just want to wish you a very happy birthday (even though you're birthday isn't for another few days). But you're birthday party has happened, so why not do this for you inbetween your party and your actual bday. Wish you all the best. You deserve it! You're party was tres fun. YEYUH....."sober Mormons burning up that dance floor!" Haha. So this is like part 2 of your gift from moi :) Part numero trois is coming the day of and will be posted on FB! Dun Dun Dunnnn! Don't worry it's nothing ALL that embarrassing. Teehee. Um, like you said, I wish we could've known each other longer than we have. But let's just be glad we did. We've become so close in the shortest amount of time! And I don't have as many inside jokes with anyone else! HAHA....i can name a LIST of things that you and some other few people will only understand. Example?
"Meow Meow"
"There's THE Meow"
"He makes the cats fo MEOW MEOW"
"Gender Confusion D:!"
....and you know there's like a billion more!

Stay beautiful .

Love yous!



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