Friday, December 25, 2009

It's that time again.

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
I hope it is filled with love and laughter.

Big love. From me to you.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

act naturally.

hey everybody!
guess what! i got a real-life grown up person job. it's great. i'm making actual money for the first time in 2009. good thing it's almost over.
i'm working at myler disability (the myler of myler disability is my bishop, but let me assure you that he did not get me the job. i am completely qualified). i'm working as a front office worker and it's a total party. so, if you know anyone needing a social security or disability claim (or you just want to give me work to do) just give call the 1-800 number on the website and there's a one in 4 chance that you'll talk to me. cool beans.
in other news. it's almost christmas. i've done absolutely zero shopping. anyone want to go with me? pretty please?
moving on. there are only 15 days until mason comes home. how wild is that? i'm about pooing my pants thinking about it, mostly because it's coming so fast. everyone send yours prayers his way so that he has a great last couple of weeks and ends his mission strong. thanks a million.
well. i'm pretty exhausted from my big person job and all this waking up early and working all day has turned me into a grandma and i now go to bed at 10pm. and that is soon. i'm out of here people.
stay well all.
and happy happy week before christmas.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

i me mine.

dear friends.
can you believe the holidays are upon us. it is a little hard to believe that its december 10th. i'm telling you, this has been the fastest, craziest, most surreal, best year of my life. so far.
school is almost over, which is great, but not great because that means that in a few weeks i have to pay thousands more dollars for another semester. i have no money. it's pretty awful, but hey! that's the life of a college student, right? right.
so i have been thinking about a lot of random things lately, and i would just like to share some of those thoughts with you. feel free to stop reading anytime you want.
1. i really hate when people abbreviate the word chicken as chix. i don't know why but it makes me SO crazy and little annoyed.
2. i have had my fingernails painted for about a month and half. maybe longer. they haven't been the same color all that time, but there hasn't been a day when they were their normal (nude) color. wild.
3. there are only 21 more days until m. returns. it is so hard to believe how quickly time goes. two years? really? fastest two years of my entire life.
4. the other night i had a dream that i was driving somewhere, but i was driving in reverse. i'm not very good at driving in reverse, except for when i'm backing up (which is usually the only time i actually drive in reverse). in the dream i was going wild and going all over the road. believe it or not, i didn't even get in a wreck in my dream. i am an amazing driver.
5. my car (glen cocoa) is about to bite the dust (or snow). he's having a hard time starting up in the mornings and is prone to shaking ALL the time. maybe he's just cold, who knows. but i'm not feeling safe when i drive him anymore. time for a new car.
6. on my way to school the other day, i was sitting next to this girl who was on her computer. i'm kinda nosey (my bad) and i looked over at her computer screen and to my surprise, i noticed that she was writing a "dear john" letter. it was pretty brutal and said things like "jordan gives me everything you never did. and he doesn't want me to work. ever. i can just hang out and shop all day." and "let me go, ok? cause you can't have me back." "i chose jordan, not you. and i can't change how my heart feels." uh. a little harsh don't you think? i felt bad for reading it after that. poor missionary.
7. the other day, ok like two weeks ago, hannah and i were coming back from a Christmas card delivery and heard this song on the radio. it blew my mind! it made me feel awful. probably the WORST Christmas (season) song ever.
8. speaking of Christmas song, my favorite one is "the friendly beasts" by sufjan stevens. it is beautiful and is about CHRISTmas, not santa (i think santa is great though).
9. for the second time since i have been home from china, i ate with chop sticks. i had some ramen noodles (chicken flavor) and guess what! i am the still bombtastic at using chopsticks. i actually think they are easier when eating noodles and rice (which i have only had twice since being home!). huzzah!
10. i really don't like being cold, but i like that snow and christmas means that christmas is almost here. and if christmas is almost here, it's almost new years. and if it's almost new years, my best best friend will be home! can you believe how quickly time flies?

sorry if this was BORING to read. i told you that you could stop anytime you wanted. anyway. i've got to go to astronomy now. hopefully we'll look at some stars today! if not, i'll be sleeping.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

revolution 2.

life in general is pretty crazy. i am a full time student, which takes up a lot of my time but surprisingly i still find more than enough time to sit back and enjoy the beauty of the world.
as i have been looking back on the past year, i have come realize that i have done so many things that i never would have imagined myself doing.
for example.

  • i went to china. who does that? i mean, a lot of people do but i didn't go for me. yes, i knew that i was going to be a different when i came home, but what i didn't realize was that i am a totally different person. i am still me, of course, but my view of the world has changed.
  • i became a cryer. i knew this isn't something that someone should put up for whoever to read. but i am truly one of the most emotional people i know. i don't think it's a bad thing, not at all. i actually like being able to cry when something is awesome, or sad, or inspiring, or even hilarious. i find that it makes life a little more interesting when i cry out of no where.
  • i was able to grow closer to my family. this has always been a goal of mine. not because i am distant from my family but because i feel like there is always reason to be closer. the weird thing is, it was while i was in china that my relationship with my family grew stronger. it's true that absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  • i came to the realization that life is something to celebrate and every day there is something exciting going on. yes, some days are less exciting than others, but we all need to laugh and clap and cheer about the fact that we are alive. we are living, surviving, and loving. how lucky are we.
  • i have the greatest friends. i know that i'm not always there for them when they need me to be, but i want them all to know that i always want to be there. when they are happy, sad, angry, heart broken or on top of the world. dear friends, i love you all. and i am here for you when you need me.
  • i don't have anything to lose. in life in general. i think a lot of the time i keep myself from doing things because i feel like i am going to miss out on something else, but the fact of the matter is, there is never anything to lose. only more and more experiences to learn and grow from. bring it on, life!
  • i gave my heart away to 33 little asian children. i went from getting all their little round faces confused, to knowing who was laughing even when i wasn't looking. each of them changed my life more than i ever imagined and miss them everyday. i will never be the same person i was last year, and because of them i am better than i was.
  • i learned to say when i'm thinking. this isn't always the greatest thing to do. but i feel like there are so many people out there that tell people things that they don't necessarily believe. i want to be someone that just lays it all on the line and says what i'm thinking. if you don't like that, too bad for you.
  • i learned to roll with the punches. life is so unpredictable and if we get too caught up in worrying about what is going to happen tomorrow or in the next six months, life gets too messy and we get ahead of ourselves. i learned to just live in the moment and enjoy it. embrace it, take it all in, and breathe in deeply the fresh air of unpredictability.
well there you have it, just a few examples about how i grew more over the past year than i could have imagined. and the exciting part is, i don't even know what the next year is going to bring! hopefully something exciting (you'll be the first to know). for all you who read this blog, thank you for reading it and thank you for being so great. cause really, you are all so great and i am so lucky to have YOU in my life.
bless you.

Monday, November 30, 2009

don't pass me by.

improv everywhere has done it again.
this video is hilarious.
what i wouldn't give to live in new york and be a part of this.

please tell me this made you laugh.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

sun king.

today is thanksgiving.
happy thanksgiving. i'm thankful for you.
today is also the birthday of elder mason t. porter.
he's 21 today and thats a big one.
i'm not there to celebrate with him, but guess what
he'll be home in one month and we'll celebrate then.

this post is just a little shout out to my best friend in all the world.
happy birthday mason.
you are the sun.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


i had way too much fun on tonight. i really should have just gone to bed. heha.

i only wish i had that hair. and those nails.

sorry about my 5 o'clock shadow.

there's a squirrel in that hair.

haha. i was laughing way too hard while i was doing this.
the end.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

what you're doing.

i am once again in astronomy. but this time, it is far less interesting than last time...if that is possible. einstein is no longer on the screen, but fortunately the galaxy is. pretty, eh?
i had a whole lot of time between classes today, which was good because i was able to study for my std test. yes, std's. yummy. on the other hand, all the the time between classes allowed me to take a finer look at the great people that attend utah valley university, home of the wolverines.

the first kind of person i came across is your typical "nerd". you know the ones, with their pants up a little too high with their white socks sticking out. they typically haul around one of those rolling backpacks and they always seem to be pondering something a little too hard which causes their brows to furrow up and every once in a while they talk to themselves. loudly. most nerds, as we all know, typically have glasses, however, i wear glasses and do not consider myself to be a nerd.

the second kind of person is the ever popular "dude bro". oh man, these guys are my favorite and bring so much life to the hallways of uvu. they seem to "know" everyone and are still wearing their hollister shirts with the collars popped. i don't know why, but i can't help but laugh when i see these guys strutting their stuff down the hallways and checking out every other guys collars as he walks past.

my third encounter was with your classic "i don't care what i look like/i'm a new-age hippie" person. however, you can tell that they put a little to much thought into matching their vegan shoes with their hemp shirt and their greasy long hair with their unkept fingernails. i get that they "don't care" what other people think, and it's obvious that once stop wearing shoes in the hallways and they get to the point of "i'm not wearing underwear" that they've completely given up any thought about what they're putting out into the world. yikes.

the fourth kind of person that i've had the wonderful opportunity to witness is the "i go to school, but don't go to class" person. we've all seen them. they sit on their computers all day long, and no matter what time of day it is, they are completely unaware that there is anything going on around them. often times, they are watching movies online and laughing a little too loudly for where they are. as i type this, one of these champs is sitting next to me. watching battlestar galactica. awesome.

there are a few more types of people that i have seen roaming the halls of uvu. but by far, my favorite kind are the "old people going to college" type of people. i don't know why, but in my mind, they are always super sweet, and pay super close attention to everything that goes on in their classes. they too have the rolling backpacks, because their backs aren't strong enough to carry all those books. they walk slow and it totally sucks when you get stuck walking behind them, but they are always super friendly when you accidently look at them for too long and the two of you make eye contact. oh old people. they bring so much joy to my life.

as you can tell, school at uvu is quite an adventure. don't you wish you go here?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

don't let me down.

i have been inspired by my dearest tiffaroo to make a list of my top movies of 2009. it has been quite the year, and i was out of the country for most of it. with that said, here we go.

in no particular order.

where the wild things are.

i've seen this movie twice and i can't wait to see it again. the emotions i feel when i watch this movie are so raw. it is not a love story, it's not an action movie, no an adventure movie. it is beautiful, in an unconventional sort of way.

(500) days of summer.

i know i've mentioned this movie time after time. but i love it. it isn't your traditional love story, but it portrays love and relationships how they really are. love is rough and tumble at times, but in the end, all is well and the trees will bloom again.

julie and julia.

i wasn't sure what to expect when i saw this movie, but i totally loved it. it made me want to cook so badly. and made me want to have a laugh like julia childs. it is funny, cute, somewhat romantic, and makes me really hungry.

star trek.

i love this movie mostly because of the circumstances of seeing it. it was the only movie i ever saw in a chinese theatre and trudged through pour rain to get there. it was hannah's birthday and was so great.

this is it.

michael jackson was amazingly talented. it's a shame that he's dead, but at least he left some great music for all of us to enjoy and dance to.

and here's one more just because.

yes. i know that this movie isn't new. it's actually a couple years old, but i just recently saw it and absolutely loved it. it is beautiful and charming. i want to have a photo booth in my house. and be someone's secret admirer.

and as for the worst movie of 2009.
my sisters keeper.

absolutely, positively terrible. i have no other words, but to say that i absolutely hated this movie. i'll never see it again, or will ever have any desire to.

welp. that's it people. the year isn't over, so this list may change, but up until now, these movies are at the top of my list.
until next time.
peace and love.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

rock and roll music.

i'm at school and i should be paying attention, but astronomy is just so boring. oh wait! einstein is up on the ceiling. i'm a little more interested now.
so i just took the liberty of reading the blog of my dear friends jason gibby and jason davis. and $BiggiB$ listed his best and worst albums of the year. because of his post, i have been inspired to share with all you my, my best albums of the year.

in no particular order.

where the wild things are. beautiful and fit the emotions of the movie so perfectly.

monsters of folk. m.ward. conor oberst and mike mogis (of bright eyes). jim james (of my morning jacket.) brilliant and lovely.

andrew bird has done it again. this album is wonderful. if you haven't listened to it, i suggest you do.

as tall as lions. big thanks to tifaroo for letting me steal this album from her.

500 days of summer soundtrack. this movie is touching and beautiful. and the music makes my heart beat faster.

and as for the worst album of the year.
lady gaga. live ep. or regular album (released dec. 2008). everytime i hear one of her songs, i am one step closer to gouging my ears out.

ps. it's been over an hour and einstein is still on the ceiling. obviously we've covered a lot of information in astronomy today.

pps. only 57 more days til i see THIS face! i can't wait.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

i'm happy just to dance with you.

dance party! with some of the coolest people i know.

magical mystery tour.

last weekend was the annual "moultrie family halloween party." it was, once again, a huge hit and a whole lot of fun.
as you can see. we all get really into our costumes.

my mom and dad were biff and lorraine from "back to the future".

wendy and kids were, the woodsman, little red riding hood, the wolf. and a fairy.

joel was "jason", michelle and mckenna were fairies, and ty was buzz lightyear.

natalie and cody were "business and casual joel", ruby was cinderella, lucy was a pumpkin and jack was venom.

chelsey and randy were dorothy and the scarecrow. and their girls, madilyn and norah, were munchkins.

bryce went all out and made some hair pants to become "mr. tumnis" from the chronicles of narnia. brittney was a black angel and baby blake was the cutest little tiger i ever did see.

hannah and i were circus freaks. the bearded lady and elephant girl. (check out that beard!)

kaelynn and marcy were the best of both worlds, aka, hannah montana and miley cyrus.

and toward the end of the party. most of the kids got their faces painted! whoo!

i must say the party was a huge success. now all i have to do is get thinking about my costume for next year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

i'm down.

just for you:
a few of the best websites. oh they make me laugh.

FAIL blog.

People of Wal*Mart.

Awkward Family Photos.

did i just make your day? you're welcome.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i feel fine.

so. hannaH and i have been growing out armpit hairs out since october 1st. and yesterday, we got them waxed.

hannah's were pretty "wild."

but she didn't even shed a tear.

mine were pretty gross too. and came off in one clean swipe.

i know i'm smiling, but it hurt real bad.

do i recommend armpit waxing, you ask? absolutely. four week of no shaving. holla!

any time at all.

this is one of the best videos ever.

improv everywhere. grocery store musical.

it made me smile so big.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

sea of monsters.

if you haven't seen this movie yet, please do.

it is amazing how differently we see the world now from when we were children. if only the adult mind were so simple.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

black. bird.

i took chelsey's family pictures a couple weeks ago.
these are a few of my favorites.

cute family.
thank you for letting me take your pictures.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the inner light.

this blog is beautiful. if you ever have a minute, click here and read stephanie's story. she is inspirational.

Monday, October 12, 2009

eight days a week.

it's been a while since i have posted anything. the main reason being...i've been hanging out with these little girls for the past nine days. probably the longest nine days of my life. being a mother is hard work. but totally fun.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

she's a queen.

to the greatest woman i've ever known. and the greatest grandma in the world.

i know you weren't my grandma, but i love you like you were. and deep down, i wished you were.

i love you grandma. see you soon.

Monday, September 14, 2009

every little thing.

this little boy is perfect. he came into the world on 09.09.09 at 12:27pm. and i am lucky enough to say that i am his aunt. his name is blake scott moultrie and his dad is my brother.

i can't believe that bryce is a dad. he is going to be the sweetest dad in the whole world. when he came out of the room to tell us the delivery news, his eyes and nose were all red from the tears of complete joy that he let out at the sight of his son. brittney is so great and i am so glad that she is a part of my family. the two of them make great parents for this little boy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

sea of time.

dear january,
please come soon.


owl city
"vanilla twilight"

The stars lean down to kiss you
And I lie awake and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere
Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly
But I'll miss your arms around me
I'll send a postcard to you, dear
Cause I wish you were here

I'll watch the night turn light blue
But it's not the same without you
Because it takes two to whisper quietly
The silence isn't so bad
Till I look at my hands and feel sad
Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly

I'll find repose in new ways
Though I haven't slept in two days
Cause cold nostalgia chills me to the bone
But drenched in vanilla twilight
I'll sit on the front porch all night
Waist deep in thought because when
I think of you I don't feel so alone

I don't feel so alone
I don't feel so alone

As many times as I blink
I'll think of you tonight
(Tonight, tonight, tonight...)

I'll think of you tonight

When violet eyes get brighter
And heavy wings grow lighter
I'll taste the sky and feel alive again
And I'll forget the world that I knew
But I swear I won't forget you
Oh if my voice could reach
back through the past
I'd whisper in your ear:
"Oh darling I wish you were here"

Sunday, August 30, 2009


hey everybody! guess what!
i'm 21!

this year for my BIG 21, hannah and tif planned the ultimate day!
it started with:

gandolfo's for breakfast.

with love from the j.rad voglesberg.

followed by:
making of homemade icecream cake.

chocolate ice cream with mint oreo's. delicious.

followed by:
a picnic in the park.

with two of my most favorite people.

followed by:
snow shack snacks.

and a pinata!

followed by:

birthdaygrl. if. and han. we dominate the bowling scene.

followed by:
dinner at applebee's.

and birthday dessert!

followed by:
a walk through the cemetery.

to find someone with my same birthday. we found someone!

followed by:
my awesome barbie birthday cake.

made by my crazy talented sister.

followed by:
a surprise birthday party!

planned by my two greatest gems.

thank you for the best 21st birthday in the whole world!
i love you all. to infinity and beyond.