Friday, December 30, 2011

4 Dollars

As you probably all know by now anyways, I have a funny story about my wisdom teeth. But, I am writing this for the future. For when I forget about it, I can someday be reminded of this experience that I think is hilarious.

I walk into the oral surgeon's office. Wait a few minutes while watching one of those stupid sad dog commercials. I actually say to my mom, "That is NOT the last thing that I want to see before I go in." A nice lady with a British/Australian (?) accent takes me back. She brings me to a room, puts a blood pressure thing on my arm, put this thing that beeps every time I breath on my finger, and (worst of all) sticks an oxygen thing up my nose. I feel like an 80 year old. I hope, "Maybe they won't have to give me a shot, and this thing will just zonk me out." Well, it doesn't. I have to wait for what seems like a while, and I hear that country music is playing. I don't know why I notice that, but I do. Maybe because there are only a selective amount of people that actually enjoy country.

Moving on. The surgeon comes in and tells me that I have small veins. "Ummm, well, thanks Doc." He says that I am going to feel a huge squeeze, while he puts a band around my arm, but I actually don't. I already kind of feel like I am falling asleep, even though the needle has not even touched me. He says that he is going to start with the smallest one. After that one seems to work, I wonder if he is even going to use another one. Then he says, "Alright, now the medicine is going into you." The very last thing I see is one of his assistance putting towels (?) over me. That is not, however, the last thing that I did.

After the procedure is over, I feel somewhat awake and hear something along the lines of "mint ice cream" Next. I am going through a door in which I did not come through. Next. I go into an elevator. Next. I get into the car. Next. I look into the car mirror and attempt talking. Next. I am lying on my couch at home talking to my sister and father. Next. I am falling asleep. Next. I wake up and feel completely normal.

Later that day... I find out that before the procedure had even started, right before I fell asleep, I had a funny look on my face. One of the nurses thought it was "cute". Then, I just started bursting out in laughter. Now that I think about it, I wonder if I laughed because I was trying to fight the anesthetics. (Me and my dad have a joke about that). After I realized that it wasn't going to work, perhaps I started laughing hysterically. I also find out that I had ordered mint ice cream when they asked me what kind I wanted. I must know myself well, because I would have ordered mint if I was fully awake, but I don't remember them even asking me this question. In fact, I really only saw the doctor for about 2 minutes I would say.

Warning: Pictures. There's only one gross one though.

I just ate a fudge-sicle and it did not feel very good.
 You can kind of see one of the holes.
 I legitimately wasn't expecting my face to be in this picture.  
 Oh yeah...
 This was my bag full of dirty gauze.I was going to take a picture of the actual gauze, but it's pretty disgusting, so....
P.S. Don't you think I should get a little cash from the toothfairy? Like four dollars?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


People. I don't think we understand how truly, truly, truly blessed we are. In the past three hours, I have encountered a few things that have allowed me to take a step back from my life, and view it from a totally and completely different perspective.

The first thing is, I am very thankful that I can walk up and down the stairs with ease. Bending your legs (or even having legs for that matter) seems like a minuscule task. When you aren't able to use your legs properly, however, you realize just how important those small things can be.

Number 2. I just got done watching Soul Surfer. Yeah, it's not the best acting in the world (we can mostly blame that on Carrie Underwood who is an amazing singer, and should stick to that), but it really makes you think. That was a real situation that happened to a real person. Although I'm not a surfer, something like that could happen to me. I am thankful for both of my arms.

Finally, I have one name for you. Ben Breedlove. Look him up. Actually, you don't have to because I have provided the link if you just click on his name. Aren't I nice? I'll give you a minute to read that article/ watch his videos.

I think that is SO inspiring. Inspiring, heartbreaking, and eye-opening.

So, I repeat this to you. WE ARE BLESSED. I can't believe that I complain about having a dentist appointment at 9:30 in the morning, because I think that's too early. I am selfish. Very selfish. I have all my limbs. I can breath with ease. My heart works pretty well. I simply cannot get over this wonderful life that God has blessed me with. Thanks, Jesus. Good looking out. :)

"Victory comes from you, O Lord. May you bless your people." ~Psalm 3:8

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I got the chance to take bunch of pictures of kids. Don't worry. They signed a waiver (?) thing saying that it was okay for these to go online. These were some of my faves. I would share more, but it would take a long time. 


Sunday, November 27, 2011


Although I don't understand some of these, most of them are awesome. I wish I could think of stuff like that.

It almost reminds me a little of this episode of The Ellen Show:

Although I do really like that fork. :)

Monday, November 21, 2011


Well look whose doing this instead of homework?

Last night, as I was decorating for my dad's birthday, I was thinking, "You know, I could say that my life sucks right now, but I have SO much to be thankful for." Then, I proceeded to go through a list of a bunch of things I was thankful for.

God, family, friends, food, police officers, doctors, teachers, fire fighters, the armed forces, periodontists (?), optometrists (?), cars, my house, my own room and bed, a toothbrush, music, movies, hair, an abundance of clothes, cake, water, chapstick, my dog, animals in general, school, sun glasses, soap, high-tech machines, John Mark McMillan, smart people, calculators, blah, blah, blah. It is totally known that there is much more than that.

Looking at my life, no matter the situation I'm in, it's been pretty great. And I'm in love with it. That sounds weird, but I am. I thank God for my blessed life.

Cheesy? Yup. :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Two posts in one day? Whhaaaat? Well, I decided to make a little list of some likes and dislikes. I don't really know why, but here we go.

1. Holding tears in
2. Homework
3. When you're mad or sad, but you have no idea why
4. Being late (except if I'm going somewhere to hang out with someone that I really don't wish to hang with that much)
5. Math and Science
6. Waiting
7. Being in my pajamas all day
8. Feeling really tired, but now being able to fall asleep
9. Getting nervous
10. Making lunch in the morning
11. Waiting in line to heat up my lunch
12. Moths
13. Shopping
14. Cancer
15. Pretty much all the verizon commercials
16. Talking on the phone

1. Jesus
2.Getting Warm
3. Food
4. Hanging out with the fam
5. Friends that care
6. Sitting by the fire on a cold night
7. Running through the sprinklers on a hot day
8. Crunching leaves on an autumn day
9. Dancing in the rain on a spring day
10. My dog
11. Holidays
12. Biggest Loser
13. Board Games
14. Space Heaters
15. Colors
16. People who say thank- you

Although there is much more that could go in both categories, that's all I have for ya now. What are some of yours?


Here's the next few photos from the challenge.
Day 9: Someone(s) you love:
 I know that neither of these are very good pictures, but I sure do love these guys. :)
Day 10: Childhood Memory: Drawing with chalk
 Day 11:: Something Blue:
 I also liked this one for blue.
 Day 12: Pathetic Sunset
 Day 13: Yourself with 13 things. I don't think my pencil bag was supposed to be included in this, but that's what makes it 13. 
 Day 14: Eyes. Yes, I am very well aware that I need to do something with my eyebrows.
 Day 17: Technology:
 Day 18: My Shoes:
 Day 19: Something Orange
 Day 20: Hahaha, this was my attempt at bokeh:
 Day 21: Faceless Self Portrait?
 Day 22: Hands:
 Day 23: Sunflare:
Day 24: Animal: Thanksgiving is coming up!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I'm what you call a Copy Cat

Okay, okay. So, I'm copying Christina again. But what can I say? She's just my role model.

Day 1: Self- Portrait 

 Day 2: What I wore. 

Day 3: Clouds. I went up to Gunnison this day and was planning to take a picture in the car at some point, but the sky was all clear the whole day. So when I got home, this was the first thing I did when I got out of the car. Therefore, it's not a very good picture. 

 Day 4: Something Green

 Day 5: From a high angle. 

 Day 6: From a low angle.

 Day 7: Hey, tomaters are considered a fruit. I know, they look disgusting. 

 Day 8: My bad habit? Procrastination

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's Love Got To Do With It?

I'm sure we've all heard that song by Tina Turner. What's love got to do with it? Let me tell you Tina. Everything.

Love is the answer to all equations. That's what I believe anyhow.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

So...this is awkward.

Yeah, I know. The video is sideways. Sorry. I thought it was cute though. "SWEET HOME ALABAMA!"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ya'll Ready Fo Dis?

You can try listening to this while you read this post.

A lot has happened recently
Before I even began to write
Cat-sitting was a little scary
Dark, it twas at night
Erin is going to college
Friends have come and gone
God is always with me
His Light is forever on
I went for a camping trip
Jelly beans, we could not find
Kristin was not very happy
Luckily, everyone else didn't mind
Mexico was brilliant
Never out of cute guys
Oceans sound so soothing
Palm trees in front of my eyes
Quitting is not an option
Real life is sort of hectic
Sixty-Seven was my number
That was not electric
Under the circumstances though
Vacation has been going quite well
Whether I am at home or not
X marks the spot you all dwell
You may not like this rhyme
Zap! I'm out of time.

Well THAT didn't make any sense.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I found a funny-looking chip this afternoon. I think I like the second picture the best, but you should tell me which one you prefer.  

The second one has the most color, in my opinion.

Here are a couple more.