Monday, February 16, 2015

life lately--via iphone & selfie stick


         Soooooo obviously i am the worst at blogging but what the flip i dont care.  I have a pretty good excuse tho...I've literally been living in China...for about 5 months. SO that was fun.  Ill possibly post about it later cause there is a LOT to talk about.  It was insane. INSANE.  I went to school there, traveled around Asia, and learned more than I ever would in my non-diverse little high school here.  it was honestly crazy and i would not want to go back soon but I would never give up that experience for anything.  Anyway....so I got back on Dec. 28th, 2014 and it was the greatest moment.  the Barneys running towards us in the airport and man oh man it was fun to see Americans, especially americans that I know.  My friends were waiting at my friends house so that was a big suprise to see everyone so soon but geez ive got the best friends.  Ok anyway a couple weeks later before school started me and three of my friends packed up one of our cars with blankets, sleds, hot coco and headed up to the snow.  We just spent the day there sledding and having fun.  Of course we had to bring the chinese selfie stick i brought back cause why not. And then the rest of the pics are just random from being back in america. 


Missed my ward so much its crazy.  The fact that I only had one other yw besides my sister in China, it was a big jump from this bubble in the desert.



My cousin slept over & we went bowling......honestly dont know what I would do without my cousins living so close.  They are seriously the best ever.

and yaaaaaaas my first dance. ever. cause im a baby and right when I turned 16 we moved to China lol.  But im beyond stoked.  I had my friend Mckenna go and set a poser and cookies on his porch with a little saying asking if he would go to Morp with me while I was in China HA.  Everyone was being asked while I was still in China so I had to act fast lol.  Anyway he is the greatest and one of my best friends and so he answered me a couple weeks after me coming back.  Im stoked but holy cow its a lot of work.  Our day date in next week and we still need to plan it...we have ran through so many ideas but they are not workin out.  AND Morp is like a themed dance so the theme this year is movie characters and me & Brett (my date) have no clue what to be.  Lots of ideas but we can not figure it out.  Im the worst with decisions. But its gonna be so fun and this is how he answered:


Gilbert high is or rival, and its the worst school I think. lol not really but really.  Our girls and boys soccer team is really good this year.  and since they went to playoffs, we were playing Gilbert and of course we had to do everything we can to show Gilbert high that we are better than them cause thats what rivals do right?  So we all had "NO Pity For The Kitty" shirts. HA and we crushed them.  Then, saturday night the girls soccer we played state and WON.  It was buck and we won with 6 seconds left in overtime.  love my school.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

mother's day hike.


steps to the best way to celebrate that momma of yours:

STEP 1: Pack up everything (plus dinner) and head out to your location on choice:

We chose the hieroglyphics hike.  Its a cool one thats for sure. Make sure you know where youre goin and pile everyone in the car.

Now guys start getting stoked cause this is the start of that mother's day hike.

 STEP 2: Go out there and just take as many pictures possible of the beauty (just try not to trip and fall multiple times) :

The desert can seriously amaze me. What a beaut lol.

STEP 3: Find a spot with well....less rocks than usual, and set out that blanket and food of yours:

STEP 4: Take more pics even before heading out again to find those hieroglyphics lol:

STEP 5: You have arrived to the coolest part of the trip yaya go you:

enjoy those cool designs and works of art b/c i must say they are pretty cool.
Bonus Step: Make sure you bring your cool photographer uncle to maximize fun and beautiful pics:

Last and more important step: Hug that mamma of yours and thank her for all the things that woman has done for you:

shes a keeper


xoxo, elle

Thursday, December 26, 2013

mehico 2013

      Mexico here we are.  This Christmas we decided to head down good old Mexico to celebrate and serve others. We have our house being built in the desert & we are so blessed & grateful for it that we felt like we had some service to do & I LOVE it! This was Christmas Day and we went to some poor places to feed the families.  My spanish is realllllly awful so im trying my best to learn.  Seriously though....its just horrid.  & I will sometimes speak some french in my words hoping they understand which obviously, they dont lol.


Ok and seriously, CUTEST boy ive seen:


........like ever:


feliz navidad.

xoxo,
el