Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What is wintumn?

Last weekend, we experienced a season know as Wintumn- aka autumn mixed with winter. Provo was on it closing leg of autumn when all of the sudden, A GIANT SNOW STORM CAME. I am trying to not be dramatic here, but it snowed so much. It started to snow friday morning and did not let up until saturday day really. But it was so beautiful, the white snow was so soft and made looking around outside like you were holding up a piece of perfectly, white lace to your eyes, and then seeing the world around you. The snow dizzily blew around and quietly piled-up on cars, trees, and sidewalks.

It was the perfect weather for Emily and I's concert we held at the Lion House last friday night. We called it "Cider for your Soul" and had our friends play acoustic music while other friends passed the snowy night in the company of good tunes and warm juice. AND Em-bot and I debuted our new folksy-singin duo, "Feline Fine"...merry meow!

Then the next day, after all our wintumn singing. We went out to explore our newly coated Provo, and it did not let us down. Snow mixed with fiery, autumn, leaves...I love trees, but fall trees with fresh snow...I am obsessed.

So, Happy Wintumn all.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Thanksgiving is becoming more and more each year my favorite holiday. I remember when I was little not thinking too much about Thanksgiving, I just thought of it as a speed-bump on my way to Christmas...let's be real. But I am so delighted that Thanksgiving is becoming my favorite holiday more and more. Since I have moved away from home, I realized how important gratitude is. It is an attribute that no matter what point you are at in your life, it makes you feel better, lighter and happier. I have found that in times of trouble or stress or even happiness, listing the things I am grateful for, only makes me feel better. And I am not going to lie to you all when I say I love feeling grateful, and I am fully accepting of how sappy that is. Thanksgiving is awesome, it just incorporates everything I love in life: family, gratitude, home, food, fall and just love of life.

So right now I am grateful for:
-My really awesome campus and for my education opportunities (and my new jean jacket)
-My parents who I love so much, I seriously think they are the coolest peeps around and I am not embarrassed at all about it.
-My little brother's mustache, and all it's glory.