"The command Be ye perfect is not idealistic gas. Nor is it a command to do the impossible. He is going to make us into creatures that can obey that command. He said (in the bible) that we were "gods" and He is going to make good His words. If we let Him-for we can prevent him, if we choose- He will make the feeblest and the filthiest of us into a god or goddess, dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly(though, of course, on a smaller scale) His own boundless power and delight and goodness. The process will be long and in some parts very painful; but that is what we are in for. Nothing less. He meant what He said." -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Hi. This is my best friend Marci. A few days ago, she wrote a post about me on her blog about my outrageous texts. Soooo... I thought I would go ahead and share a couple of the outrageous things Marci has sent me.
1. February 26, 2009 at 4:09 p.m. "Dood these cookies are good........ :) i added extra butter. I wanna be a fatso when I get oler. With hips the size of a heffer. " 2.February 3, 2009 at 10:48 p.m. "Did i tell you i am done with all boys for awhile. Like until after the summer? I am only going to kiss boys i have no intention of dating. Cuz i'm a hoe :)"
ooooookkkkk. HOLD IT! PAUSE! um... let's talk about how well her plan to be a hoe worked out. Um..... generally... you don't get engaged to someone that you didn't intend on dating. so..... i'm calling her bluff. But anyways... Here's the happy couple :)
AND... just so everyone can see the spiritual side of my best friend, here's another locked text. 3. "It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning, 'It will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. God will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in him, if we will pray to him, if we will live worthy of his blessings, he will hear our prayers.' -Gordon B. Hinckley"
Bam Shazam. My best friend is better than yours. sawry :/
"Not my old one yeah lol ha ha lol sweet ha ha yeah omg happy happy yeah ha ha lol i love my life o my gosh i am so stoked i feel like i found my true love after she left me and now shes back ah ha lol sweetness."
Only Josh can articulate his feelings about finding an iPod so well.
I just found this old journal entry. Dramatic? yes. Hilarious? absolutely.
"Tonight i went over to Uncle Dan's house with Josh. When we got there i just went in the girls room and was talking to them cause i was still mad at kevin. then after like ten minutes he came in and was like 'i'm glad you're here, i was just going over to your house. I made you something.' so then he hands me this can of chili with a bow and a note on it. Then while walking out the door he said 'I love ya.' Here's what the note said : 'Annie, Hey thanks for always being so CHILL, (note: arrow pointing towards "chil" in chili), and for always being here and supporting me, I was out of line and regret what i said. I was being such a jerk and promise not to do it again. Sorry again. I hope you can forgive me! Love, Kevin' How could i resist that? so i went and told him that i forgive him and we had a group hug so now everything is chill. Thank heavens."
Sometimes, I'm embarrassed that I was ever this dramatic. But... I get over it quickly cause guess what? It's entertainment now.
I'm obsessed with country music lately. Fact. My playlist for doing homework includes these songs: Something Like That- Tim McGraw Stupid Boy- Keith Urban Then- Brad Paisley Little Moments- Brad Paisley Best Days of Your Life- Kellie Pickler
Oh. and P.S. i'm still obsessed with Taylor Swift.
I'm stressed to the max right now, and what am I doing? Blogging. Seriously, I don't want you in my life Geology test. I don't want you in my life Human Development test. English Paper, seee you later! Dance test, I'm over it.
Gahhhhhhhhhhhh. I wish I really could just be done with all these things. This too shall pass.
BYU really is the coolest place in the whole wide world. This is called True Blue Football and they set up slip n slides and then they pump blue foam onto it and we all slip and slide. And there is a flag football game tournament that goes on at the same time. My team took second overall and we were one of the only teams with girls. BAM. oh. and my head got blown up by this one big boy in one of our games. that was no fun.
i'm in the library and the couple to my left is playing kissy-face slash touch-each-other-as-much-as-possible. It's gaross. She even just said to him, "you look really nice today" in a sexual way. oh... he just stood up off his chair and sat on her lap. he is missing class. i'm sure of it. gooooo to claaaaaaaasssssssssssssss!
this obsession may never end. i hope it never does. my current favorite? things will change.
This post reminds me of the time when Dall said, "Annie, it's kinda sad that Taylor Swift is your second best friend in the whole wide world. And you've never even met her." What can i do? her music is amazing.
I'm back at BYU. My schedule for this semester might be fantastic. I might love my new apartment. I might love my roommates. BUT. There is something I most definitely do not love. Why did I not realize that Mike and Dave and their wives really wouldn't be here? Why did I not realize that the Benson computer lab will hold no more conversations? Why did I not realize that the Cannon is no longer going to regret Dave's presence? Why did I not realize that Mike won't be in the FOB anymore? Why did I not realize that the Talmage vending machines are going to be fuller now? I'm not ok with it, for the record.
Pete feels the same. I know because the first text I received Monday morning said, "This year is definitely not going to be the same without Mike and Dave here."
http://blog.cjanerun.com/2009/08/team-marriage.html This is EXACTLY what i want, and EXACTLY what i need when I choose to get married. My dad told me to marry a man who keeps his promises to the Lord. She just explained it so well. I want to remember this forever.
so... i can't stop thinking about how much I love this place i call home. and i kinda wish i could write like Molly so i could really express this. but i'm gonna give it a go. i love the road between Monticello and Blanding. the fact that i know every turn, every spot that has lots of deer, every cool little nook in the canyons, everything. i love that two of my dearest friends live within a 100 yards of me. i love laying on Molly's bed making bracelets and discussing life. and the fact that her family loves me a lot. oh and... i'm gonna go off on a tangent here. i love her family too. Jake's country music obsession, which i just learned about, is amazing. absolutely fantastic. Matt's amazing spirit in my substitute primary class, and the fact that him and Loren were the only ones that weren't testing my patience. Brother Freestone's amazing gospel doctrine lessons that sometimes get a little out of hand with the George Wyther's..... then there is Sister Freestone. My mother and her love each other, and she is so quick to tell me how much she loves me. i love it. anyone who tells me how much they love me all the time is high on my list of favorite people ever. They are a good family. And.. ok. i LOVE molly. look at my facebook profile. we're married. that's a big love. i'm gonna save this mushy gushy stuff for another post though. moving on. i love the way my house feels. Clean and good smelling and anxiety-free. i love hearing my dad's strong singing voice singing silly nonsense songs all day. i love driving the Loyds Lake road with the windows down and the music blaring. i love the traditions that we all share. like the fair and the 4th and 24th. i love that we all genuinely care and know all about each other. i love walking around barefoot all day long. i love just showing up at my friends homes unannounced and having it be perfectly normal. well... maybe not perfectly.. but pretty normal? i love the dry air. i love the clean water. i love skinny d in the lake. i love dancing in the rain at monticello lake. i love woody's ice cream. i love shopping at BMF. i love gift shopping with my mom at the pharmacy. i love buckaroo sports.
i love it all. whoever marries me is going to have to agree.
i was thinking.... about george clooney and his new girlfriend. how many girlfriends has he had? ten gazillion? and wanna know what i found sad? this girl thinks she is different. that she won't get hurt and that he won't move on. and i realized, girls love to think that they will be the ONE girl that will change a man. and guess what? they NEVER change. if they were a player before they got with you, they'll play you.
this really has nothing to do with me. i was just reading people magazine at work.