Tuesday, July 29, 2008

watch me waddle

Have you ever bought new shoes and didn’t know how to walk in them? This is pretty common for me with high heels (I usually avoid those babies), but gym shoes are another story. Today I bought a pair for the first time in a few years. I’m used to wearing my old broken-in shoes, or my wonderful free feeling flip-flops. I honestly don’t know how to walk in these. They are lightweight and comfortable, but I feel like a baby duck trying to waddle down to the swimming hole. Not only am I a duck, but I feel like everyone has to notice that ~Oooohhh, she’s wearing SHOES~…Ducks don’t wear shoes…Mallory Ducks don’t at least….Hey, that would make a good children’s story! Mallory the Mallard Wears Shoes! Dibs!!!

P.S.- White water rafting was AMAZING! I LOVED IT!!! I'm add some pictures and give a few more details when my laptop gets near a good internet source...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bring on the Weekend!

Ok, so I had a little chocolate treat today. It was good. Then I’m driving to institute and look in my rearview mirror. I notice a little chocolate spot on my forehead (common occurrence), so I try to rub it off…turns out it was just a freckle. Don’t worry, it is still there and happy.

Can you say “excited for tomorrow”?! I sure can! A couple of my dearest friends are coming down to do a little WHITE WATER RAFTING this weekend…I’ll spill the happenings for you next week. Until then know that I am having a spectacular time riding some rapids with some great people (we’ve got our fingers crossed for some hotties [men] to be attending).

Have a great weekend folks!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What the Yin-Yang?

It’s official! I’m going to China in August for a couple weeks! I hate missing so much (weddings, seeing old friends, a trip to the island…getting caught up in life), but it’s definitely for the best. This trip will help me decide if I want to student teach there in the spring. This is definitely a once in a life time opportunity, too.

I started painting finally!..and I might be in over my head. I enjoy using oils, but I’m probably going to have to use acrylic to get it all done. And, I finally can use the wheel in ceramics! Took me a couple weeks to get it, but now I love it! (That’s all for my art update, and now the psyc.)

I have had a lot on my mind lately. I usually fall right to sleep, but the future keeps me up thinking. I’ve gone through tons of options for after I graduate, and the one that has been sticking in my head the most lately is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I kind of put it on the backburner last year when I knew I needed to get done with school, and now the desire is starting to resurface. The only reason I didn’t consider it for a while was because I wanted to get a head start on life for the future. But when will I have the opportunity to devote my whole time to the Lord? He has given me so much, it’s the least I could do… We shall see what happens. I’ll probably make my decision around November. Until then, I can expect more restless nights, and wondering days.

…This is the most stressful summer I’ve ever had in my entire life. Thank goodness I’ll have summers off for the rest of my life if I so choose!!! Let’s look at a happy picture, shall we?

...From my hardcore days....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Oh, What Joy...

The thought of two more semesters of classes brings me...

So, I have a big task to get done in the next three weeks. I've got a boatload of paintings to do! The problem is, I don't want to do it. I just haven't felt like it. It's so much easier to do a painting when it is for someone. These are just for a class. Pray I get some motivation! I'm running out of time!

This is one I started for a friend who got married in the Bountiful Temple (about 85% done). This is what I would rather spend my painting time doing…:\

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Well, what an eventful weekend! All the family was in, and it was crazy. We went hiking, swimming, horseback riding (well, the two nephews sat on Lacy for about 30sec.), saw fireworks, caught lightning bugs, and had a little family fireside. It seems like the more we have these family get-togethers, the better they get. I can’t get enough of my niece and nephews, and the new babies are the cutest little guys in the world. But now I’m off to class. Just when I was finally starting to get some sun too…
A little nature hike

4th of July Fireworks!

Look what she found.

I've never seen SO MANY LIGHTING BUGS.
I miss all those kids already!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ok, I'll Tell You.

Alright. I still don't have a definite answer, but I have a big most likely answer. SSU is having 10 students go to China in August...and I might be one of them! I'm pretty pumped, but not getting my hopes up just in case. I don't think I'll get to visit Catalina Island this year, but there is always next year. Life is so exciting!

OH! And if anyone has any tips for learning Chinese let me know! It's kind of a goal (or wishful thinking) of mine to learn this next year. :)