Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Confessions of a negligent blogger

So, for as much as I like to talk, you'd think I'd be more interested into this "getting your thoughts out for people to hear thing". For some reason or another, it just isn't sticking with me. It might be due to the fact that I feel like the only person who actually reads this is my sister, and I talk to her everyday, so why take the time to type it? Or it might be that I prefer the audible version of communication. Or it might be that I'm too busy enjoying everyone else's blog to update my own.

It's entirely possible it is all of the reasons above.

However, I was thinking today about how I should blog more often and then someone in my ward told me she actually looks at my blog and noticed the lack of update-age (Thanks Judy (: ) and I decided to get off my lazy....horse? And ride off into my blogging sunset of happiness! Ok. corny. Possible reason I shouldn't blog...keep my corny humor from making it to the electronic world of blogging. Heaven knows I have enough of it to go around.

ANYWAY. Here goes....

I made it home from Peru safe and sound. My sister Kristen asked me what one word I would use to experience it and I provided her with my answer : growing.
It was exactly what I needed. I grew in my self confidence. I grew in my understanding of teaching and of the gospel. I grew new friendships. I grew new appreciations. I grew a knowledge of a new language. Oh, and I grew my waistline, but let's not dwell on that. You would too if you knew what Peruvian food tastes like! So, even though it was hard, I wouldn't trade that experience for the world!!! VIVE PERU! :)

(I love this picture because 1. its with the amazing couple who I lived with and 2. because Senora Clara took the picture and she couldn't see where we were and 3. it looks like Juan Carlos has a star over his head!)

Once I got home, my life was thrown into a whirlwind, what with getting home from South America, my sister Elizabeth getting married, my little brother going on a mission, my sister in law on bed rest for her pregnancy, my house under construction, and changes at work for my dad- It was eventful to say the least!!! I always love Christmas though, no matter how crazy it gets! (and it gets pretty crazy, believe me!!) But I love our family traditions and I just love being together!!
(Sisters at the Utah reception! What a beautiful bride!! So happy for her and Andrew!! (: )

Then coming back to school, the craziness followed me!!!!!!! Chelsea and I vowed productivity one day to be followed by a reward of a movie. However, we never got to productivity because we had a CONSTANT stream of people come to our apartment!! It was crazy!! And we have just had activities left and right to keep us thoroughly distracted from things like cleaning. (oh and our dishwasher decided to overflow and not work. Nothin like a good dose of reality like hand washing dishes. though i actually enjoy it...random tangent...stopping) One of my bestest friends also happens to be leaving for her mission next week, so we've had to celebrate before she leaves (because I am going to miss her terribly!!) So we've been dedicating some time to some bonding with the new roomies who lucky for us are sweet girls and look to be promising! :) To sum up, it's great to be back in the good ole crazy US of A.
(did I mention it is REALLY cold in Utah?? This pic isn't in Provo, but it gives you a general feel for the idea. I don't have any pictures from the last two weeks because I lost my camera, but despair no more for it is found and more pictures shall soon follow!)
(Kristen took this with her eyes closed! Impressive eh?)

So moral of this post is- Peru was awesome. Christmas was awesome. BYU is awesome. My life is awesome. And you will be sure to be amazed about how awesome the frequency of my blogging is going to be. (Hopefully)

Over and out.


  1. I read your blog, Kate! I'm glad you posted again :) I can't imagine how wonderful Peru was! My dad served his mission there and he loved it. Glad you're enjoying being back at BYU! :)

  2. Welcome back to America! I just wanted you to know I follow your blog too and i enjoy reading all the fun things you have to say :)

  3. Okay. I seriously love verbal communicating with you but you are seriously so funny when you write things down. If I were that funny my blog wouldn't be just pictures (; I laughed so much at the picture of you in Peru and even more when I read the caption. Still makes me giggle! So sum this up--you are AWESOME!

  4. love the blog.
    congrats. you have been added to my sidebar.