Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mail time

Today I got two exciting things in the mail:
1. My new swimsuit (It's been a few years since I've purchased a new one so this was exciting)

2. Boxers from my mom: "There are plenty of fish in the sea"

What a good mail day.

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Festival of Colors

Saturday I joined what felt like the entire population of the Utah Valley at the Indian temple in Spanish Fork for Holi. We brought in spring with a cloud of color. 



My insides are currently tie-dyed.


Friday, March 26, 2010

It is snowing at the end of March

Instead of going to bed last night I made this.



































Also, if I had an endless supply of these to munch on I would be the happiest girl ever. Wal-Mart stopped carrying them but I recently rediscovered them at Smith's. It was glorious. 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Southern Hospitality


We are just bringin a little of Georgia and Arkansas to Utah

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Adventureness

"The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
-Alex McCandless




I never want to become boring. I never want to be bored with life. I never want to lose my sense of adventure. Because I think that is one thing in life that makes me perfectly happy, when I'm discovering new things. I'm perfectly happy when I am discovering the streets of a new city or the markets of a town. I am perfectly happy when I am walking through a new field or climbing a new tree. I am perfectly happy when I am discovering a new hobby or discovering more about a person. I am perfectly happy when I am discovering more about the place where I reside and I am perfectly happy when I am discovering new things and people to love.

A day with an adventure is a day worth remembering. Whether it's flying to a new country or taking a trip to 7-11 to visit the creepy-but-hilarious man that works behind the counter, it counts. And that's what makes the mundane parts of life worth enduring. The little adventures that set each day apart from the rest. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cabin Fever


video

I took a mini "spring break" of sorts to get out of Provo town and stayed with Carly this weekend up in Draper. It was exactly what I needed. 

p.s.-my cousin is a rock star




Thursday, March 11, 2010

Passing moment gone

Dear Rocky Votolato,
Thank you for filling my night with beautiful music. Even though my feet and back are aching from standing for so long, it was worth it.



It's the simple things

My roomie left for Minnesota for the weekend and left me this little note:


Oh how boring life would be without her.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

These will change your life


Oh how I love Bon Iver and M. Ward. They are both genius.


These songs give me butterflies. They give me chills. They move me.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Celebrate Human Dignity


BYU Hunger Banquet Commercial 2010 from Dusty Hulet on Vimeo.


This weekend I attended the Hunger Banquet that I've been helping plan for a few months. It was awesome. If you've never been, go tomorrow. Or go next year. But you need to go. 



The theme this year was all about human dignity and how no matter what state of living a person is in, they still have dignity. I thought this was a great theme and I've seen it through my travels. People are people. We are all the same, just in different climates and geographical locations. 

Here's a few pictures I've taken of people in different places in the world. People amaze me. 


Egypt

Istanbul, Turkey

Bali, Indonesia

Beijing, China

Monday, March 1, 2010

A new month


"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade"

-Charles Dickens