Tuesday, December 28, 2010

neglected once again...

I have been terrible this past semester with keeping up with my blog, I know.

So... New Years Resolution : Become a Better Blogger!!
well, that among many other things.

Merry [late] Christmas!
I just got back from my favorite place in the world known as Costco where I redeemed my Christmas certificate from daddy for a new camera, so I can get some new pictures on here soon! I will have to post about Christmas after I catch up on Halloween, Snow and the rest of my semester.

For now I am off to get these nasty dark roots bleached and beautified again!
I'll post soon, hopefully before I go visit Courtney for a week... key word: hopefully.
p.s. here is my newest addition to my wedding playlist and most favorite song. it is beautiful and someday I will sing it to that special someone. enjoy :)

Friday, December 10, 2010


gal pals and i have way too much fun.
and the greatest...
Mr. bookstore man, you and your sucker are hilarious.

it is three.

three in the morning is MY hour.
i don't think i have been asleep for this hour all semester.
tonight has been rough...
and full of way too much thinking
which as of lately means tears.

last year at this time i had everything figured out.
i was getting excited to move to London.
i knew exactly what i was going to be doing for the next year... minus the change of plans from a little volcano accident.
i had a boy who kept me occupied
i still hated my classes but i was at least motivated to work hard in them
i was fat and happy.
now i am moving home for the winter
i have no idea what my future holds, which stresses me out
pretty much all of my friends are males... but they are just friends and i am lonely
i have no motivation to do anything, especially when it comes to school
and i am skinny, somber and constantly stressed.

what is my problem?
honestly, [vent session] the problem is my choice of people i surround myself with.
my guy friends are the most negative people i know and it is wearing on me heavily.
all i hear from them is a constant moan and groan of how much rexburg sucks, how their lives are just so terrible [news flash they aren't], how there are no girls here for them, how love doesn't exist [because they get their hearts broken by sluts], how girls do not have hearts... after all of these statements are said, i am always excluded from the grouping of women because i am "different". i can not take it anymore. i can not wait until a week from today when i will be able to spend all of my time with mama, papa, ky and ab. i need some positive uplifting people in my life before i explode or fall into a deep state of depression.
anyways... i have less than a week left of school which is helping me see the light at the end of this never ending tunnel of snow fulled darkness.

so to lighten the mood here is 25 random facts about me...
[stole this idea from my favorite Laura]

1. i do not have a uvula [dangle thing in the back of your throat]
2. i wear my rainbow flip flops year round, even in the snow
3. my favorite color is bright yellow but i only wear it in mustard shades
4. i am deathly afraid of clowns [no idea why, just am]
5. i will never go a day without smiling, ever!
6. the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack has been played over 412 times on my itunes, and that is not including my ipod
7. i hate going to movie theaters
8. i enjoy the smell of gasoline
9. when i was 5 i wanted to be an entomologist. i now cringe at the sight of any type of bug minus butterflies, still love them
10. i really really really want to be a mom, now! [don't worry i will wait until the time is right and i am happily married, even if i don't want to wait another second]
11. i am obsessed with shoes, particularly high heels, i own around 70 pairs, thank you Ross and TJmaxx
12. i can work pale skin like no other, not that i like it
13. i think there is nothing pleasurable about reading "for pleasure" but i am working on that
14. my walls in my room here at school have 42 frames covering them, but that is still not enough to hold all the faces that have my heart
15. my dream job is to be Cinderella at Disneyland... winter 2012 maybe?
16. i find mustaches sexy [weird i know]
17. i am one of the cleanest and most organized people you will ever meet, border line OCD
18. i think about London every day and miss it every second of every minute of every day
19. i regret quiting piano lessons when i was 10, should have listened to mom
20. i like the taste of cherry cough syrup
21. i haven't had a boyfriend for over two years and my last one who is married now is always at the gym at the same time as me... awkward!
22. i already have my wedding planned [just need the groom] but luckily i can blame that on my career choice
23. i can function perfectly on an hour of sleep... impressed? we'll see how long that lasts
24. snuggling is my all time favorite activity
25. i want a marriage that mirrors my parents, 26 [i believe] years and still in love

it is now almost 5 a.m.
thank goodness i don't have Friday classes and i get to sleep in as late as i want to.
[i feel much better]

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

goal for today...

catch my blog up on my life... this has to happen before christmas!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Finally Rexburg has upped it's status. Sammy's is quite the poppin spot to hang out while listening to great live music and eat the greatest shakes ever.
Gina, Katy and Hill all work at Sammy's so Court and I are frequent visitors.
We have become friends with the owner, Sam, who I would love to work for... we'll just have to wait and see if that ever happends.
This weekend we took the Sammy's van on a little adventure.
Miles, who works with Katy, Hill and Gina has become probably my new favorite friend. He makes me laugh so much and I am nothing less than happy when he's around.
This weekend was made eventful yet again by none other than Sammy's of Rexburg.
Thank you and goodnight. :)

creature hunting.

The creature has become quite the topic of discussion.
Almost all of my friends have seen it.
I have heard all the stories and I'll admit I believe there is some kind of "creature" that my friends claim lives on the snake river near Rexburg.
Jonny has known about it since he was in high school. I have luckily never had any experiences of my own but everyone claims it is about 4-5 feet tall, walks on two legs, has red eyes and likes to throw rocks. The closest thing to compare it to would be a chupacabra.
Last week we went creature hunting in the day light... we usually go at night.
We started at the railroad tracks where Gina had an encounter with it.
We walked along the railroad tracks and I was happy it was such a gorgeous day.
Most fun I've had all semester.
After our adventure where Gina saw it we went out by Jonny's house to walk along the river in search of anything we could find. Me, Jonny, Court, Gina, Steph, Kenny and Chris had the greatest time walking I swear over three miles down a part on the river on Jonny's family friends property. I'll admit there were a few sketchy moments where we all felt that there was something watching us but honestly who cares.
It was a perfect day.
Creepiest part was finding tracks of an "animal" no one could identify... dun dun dunnnn.
Hilarious what kinds of crazy things I end up doing here in Idaho!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The BYU[I-do] curse has hit me.
I keep feeling the the pressure to get married.
I am a junior this year and when I tell people that it is my sixth semester they look at me like I am an old lady because I swear everyone is a freshmen at my school. I am 20... 20 is in my opinion way to young to be feeling like I need to get married.
BUT I am so sick of the drama that comes with dating.
I swear I am surrounded by girls in my classes who talk non stop about their weddings and husbands. Most of the time I get annoyed but I want a wedding to talk about...

I am so excited for what I have decided to do with my future.

Making that day the greatest day of peoples lives is going to make me so happy
but right now all I can think about is my special day... ughhhh I hate being single.

before idaho freezes over.

I am privileged to be close friends with THE Abby [Cooper] Standford. She is too good to me. Two weeks ago before Idaho decided that it's temperature wasn't low enough for the fall season, Abby her hub Clark, Kelly, Steph, Austin and I [along with a few others] went boating.
Coops is one of the most amazing photographers I have seen in action. She is extremely creative and can take action shots like no other too. Check out her blog here if you dont believe me and the girl has more cameras that I have shoes... thats a lot of cameras.

We took out her brand new Holga film camera. Here's a few of her shots.
I'll admit I love to pose for my coops :)
I am quite certian that the water was a chilling 45-50 degrees and I still can not believe how I got in not once, but three different times without a wet suit.
Austin! greatest driver ever.
I love this girl.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

[fall]ing for you.

This semester has been amazing already... and it helps that I have the most amazing friends in the world. The first month of being back in Idaho has been filled with every part of this place that I love. I was extremely nervous to start back at school here sense I hadn't been back since last fall. Having mommy and papa come settle me in helped loads though. After being here just a few days I realized just how stupid it was of me to be nervous.

My weekends have been filled with bonfires, parties, movie nights and creature hunting. Weekdays consist of class, homework, gym time and playing with friends and roommates. All I can say is I love my life here in Idaho.

Kambri, Chase, Jonny, Karston and I at a bonfire. Me and the birthday girl. loveee her!
Lacey and Mckenzie are two girls that I have instantly clicked with. We are three peas in a pod and I love them both to death. Can't wait to be roommates winter 2011!Oh Kenny Ford. I met this doll through the boys and quickly fell in love. One of the funniest guys I have ever met and we have become great friends.
Fun times with these boys... to say the least :) The girls and Christian Joel aka CJ aka Seige. He is my church buddy and sits with me every Sunday to keep ourselves entertained.Finally the Quad-pod.

Court, Me, Steph and Gina.

Infamous in Rexburg to say the least. hahahahaha kidding.

Love every one of these girls.

Rexburg... It's good to be back.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

4 wheels. lots of mud.

My dearest darlingest Momsie and Popsicle lovingly accompanied me in the 14 hour trek to my second home in Idaho. Mom and I drove in my car and Papa drove the burban close ahead. I was so happy to have them to help me in moving everything I have collected, decor and furniture wise, in the past three years.
While they were still here the boys took us up to Pack Saddle Lake. A place I have heard tons about but only been cool enough go to while my parents were around. The boys dirt biked and Mommy, Papa, and I rode quads.
I've never felt so liberated.
Mama and I were bundled up.
She is so adorable :)
Once we were to the top of the mountain we hiked and 4-wheeled down to the lake. It was gorgeous despite the downpour of rain and frozen phalanges.
The boys pulled their boy scout skills together and started a fire and daddy used his skills to make sure the trees didn't go up in flames. Thanks to Jonny's wonderful mother we had tin foil dinners that were amazing in the cold.
On the way back to the trucks I rode behind Justin and ate, I'm sure, as least half a pound of dirt but I wouldn't have had it any other way.

When we got back to the trucks we realized Jonny and Brad were missing so Daddy and Justin rode up to find the boys. Half an hour later after the biggest freak out of my life, they came riding in literally frozen and relieved to be back.

We went to Jonny's house to dry off and then headed to the thriving metropolis of Roberts, Idaho to eat at Bj's Bayou. [look it up, very worth it] We got to hear all the creepy ghost stories and enjoyed the Cajun food we ordered.

Mommy, Papa, Alyssa and I hung out the next day and had dinner at another golden spot called Chiz's in St.Anthony. Papa was in heaven with the food. I'm sure he'll want to come and visit me more often because of it. After a night full of laughs and sleep, mom and dad left me to fend for myself yet again in this wasteland.

I miss them ridiculous amounts already.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

ending summer.

Summer is my favorite season.
I have California to thank for that.
Everything wonderful seems to happen in summer.
I.E. my birth, tan skin, first kisses, warm midnight air, sunny days at the beach, trips to lovely places and to top all of that off there is no school to deal with.
I ended this summer with the greatest people in the world.
Which is how it should be ended.
Mid August I took a little road trip to southern California to see Courtney and Gina. It was one of the greatest weekends I have spent with these two in a long time. We went to Venice Beach, the "Top of the World" in Laguna and everywhere in between.
Venice is my favorite spots down south...
especially when my Asian is with me. LOVE Gina :)
We had a very EVENTFUL day at Venice beach.
Saturday we met up with Brad and Jonny who then came home with me for another week of memory making.
I literally have the greatest friends in the world,
sorry to those of you who don't have them as well.
You're missing out.

We got back to Turlock around 5:00 Sunday evening and just in time to head over to the Trilby's for some delicious Sunday dinner, games and laughs.

Monday, after a morning of relaxing, the fam bam and boys stuffed in the burban and drove to San Francisco for an amazing Giants game. 11-3. EPIC.
The game was amazing, the food was great but the company was unbeatable.
Tuesday was dedicated to wake boarding and catching rays.
Mama, Papa, Jonny, Brad and I spend the day on good ol' Don P.
Papa let me have a go at driving the Bu.
I honestly doubt I could look any more white trash...
In my opinion this is the greatest picture of all times.
I am an amazing photographer
and that father of mine is quite the model.
If you mixed Jonny's scruff with my hat and glasses,
you might just have a child molester on your hands.
but I think we are cute...
Lets just say my life would sure be boring without these two studly men.
Tuesday night Justin flew in to join in on the fun. Sadly we made him wait for us at the airport for a few hours as we got home from the lake and headed to the airport... but I personally think it was worth the wait.
Wednesday the boys and I drove to the coast where we indulged in Santa Cruz's finest cuisine, Pizza my Heart, poked around the shore line and dropped some cash on essentials.
Thursday was another day at the lake but this time the girls and Justin joined us.
Pardon the Afro atop my head.
Sadly I had to bring Brad to the airport early Friday morning and Justin and Jonny followed suit in saying farewell a few hours after I got back from bringing Brad.
The Falke house was sadly empty after the departing of the boys.
I was very ready to be back at school too.
Three days of packing and one more stop at Don Pedro to use my surf board one last time and just like that summer was over.
The past five months came and went so quickly it seems but when I really look back I sure lived up my summer. I spent countless hours with my favorite kids, the Gauthiers. I visited Idaho and friends there for two weeks and had the time of my life. I got to dance in the rain. I smiled, a lot. I spent a week in Kauai. I had two extra weeks to fall in love with London all over because of a volcano. I played scrabble with Mama many late nights in a row. I got to watch my little sis go to her first prom. I spent a magical week with the fam bam and new friends on Lake Powell. I wake boarded and surfed my bum off. I met my goals for the summer. I got to tell my Papa that I love him in person everyday. I spent quality time with my puppers, Wags. I didn't have to deal with boy drama! I got to see my big sis for two straight months, the most since we were both in high school. I spoke in church. I was able to cater to mama's needs on mothers day. I was able to intern for an amazing wedding planner I met on the plane ride home from London. I spent time with me myself and I, much needed alone time.
And I laughed more that I ever thought I could.
So goodbye summer.
I will never forget you.