Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Told You So

One thousand five hundred and seventy two.

I’ve decided that that’s my favorite number.

“Everyone’s different” he said, “… it took me two months.”

BAM! There’s proof.

Doin’ it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I Love

  • seeing Dads walk their daughters to school
  • hearing Laura compliment everyone
  • watching my Dad insult the Chinese people in the Olympics
  • watching my Mom get mad because my Dad is insulting the Chinese people in the Olympics
  • seeing baby Wesley smile
  • running
  • waiting for Erin to have her baby
  • mountains
  • knowing that Ian comes home tonight
  • seeing the "you're an idiot" look on Brooke's face
  • cuddling with Buster
  • singing
  • reading Zen's one-liners on Monique's thank-you cards
  • having conversations with my boss about the over-throw of the government (ok, thats not exactly what we talk about, but almost)
  • having dance parties with June
  • the song "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers
  • fireflies
  • seeing people help eachother
  • the new deodorant I bought that makes me not sweat at all even when I run (if you really know me, you really know this is a big deal)
  • matching
  • laying in grass
  • learning Spanish
  • swinging by myself
  • being part of something bigger
  • laughing. really laughing.
  • rain. watching, walking, or running in it.
  • songs with a choir in the background
  • never coming to the end of my thoughts because a chasm opens up into a whole new realm of possibility
  • the simplicity of it all

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I'm burnt out on learning spanish.

I can't imagine what the MTC is going to do to me...

No, it's fine. It's just today. I'm just tired.

Rosetta Stone has the sweetest foreign language courses ever. I'm retarded and things make sense to me.

I'm so going to be speaking Spanish in, like, a month (of course that's an exaggeration).

A friend told me to focus more on the doctrine now, though. And that makes sense. Who cares if I know the language if I don't know what to teach? I can do both, of course, but I think a little more of my time should be put to PMG studying.

Yup. Life is good. Life is so stinkin' good.

Friday, August 8, 2008

A Day in the Life

My brother in law (Lanny) just walked into the room i'm in like a robot. With every step he took a "mem" sound beeped out of his mouth.
He approached me.

"I want your headphones."

I reach into my bag and pull them out. He continues to stand beside me, not moving, not speaking.

I place the head phones in his hand.

He turned his body around, while keeping his arms in position, and proceeded to do the robot (accompanied with the "mem" sound) all the way out the door. I then heard him continue in the same manor all the way down the hall and into the living room, noises and all.

It's midnight and we are the only ones awake. He is doing this purely for self entertainment. And it doesn't help that he's on really strong pain medication.

The weird thing is, that this isn't out of the norm for him, with or without the drugs.

Welcome to life in the Mayhugh household.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I know, right?

Could you tell me the next time that you're choking?
Cause I'll rush right over to shove some dirt right down your throat
It's nothing I have against you You're just a creep and you can't remember the last five years. What's a bond if it dissolves in water? I took a piss that lasted longer than you and your manipulations.
I called my mom last night, she said, "Sweetie, you don't need someone who's more fleeting than fall"
'Cause don't you love those leaves? Don't you wish the orange stayed forever And Crickets sang in the night all through winter? And I thought, slow down, think of all the time this jerk has messed you up and left you down. And hey, I choose my company by the beating of their hearts not the swelling of their heads.
Besides, I'd rather forget the days we spent than try to stay afloat in shallow water.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

...and it feels so good.

I finally feel like I'm home.

This weekend I went to Miami, OK to see Meghan Burrows (!!) and Zachary Paul Gibson. It was fantastic. I love the Gibson's. They all have so much personality.
Meg's reception was friday night. Everything looked beautiful. It was so totally Meghan and Brady; non-traditional, elegant, but carefree (at least for the guests- the family was running around crazy keepin things going).
Saturday was the family/awesome friends pool party. That was sweet. I ate two bites of ribs. They were... good? Yeah, I don't know what to think about that.
There were slides at the pool. We all went down this huge, steep one. I screamed the first time. We also jumped off the twisty slide. We went to the first curve in the slide that was about a foot away from the waters edge and we jumped off the side of it. It was sweet. It was really shallow though and I landed on my knees... I have a cut now.
Oh and we played disk golf (not frisbee golf, but disk golf). I sucked. Well, dangit, no I didn't. I kinda sucked the first time I threw it, but I got the hang of it. Brady and Austin were pretty kick A at it.
I jumped off the diving board at the pool, too. I did a front flip. It was pretty awesome. ...even though nobody saw and I really have no idea what it looked like. It felt awesome, though.

Yup. Good weekend at the Gibson's. I feel good about being home now.

Going to the single's ward at the branch helped, too. That branch is full of the most amazing people I've ever met. It's just a powerhouse!
I get sad when I leave Idaho, knowing I'm coming back to Leavenworth, but once I get into the swing of things here, I realize how awesome it is. It's a very good environment for me, one where I'm able to grow.

I realized how grateful I am for my family recently. They're solid as rocks.

Yup, that's all I'm gonna say about that. This weekend, again, kicked major A.