Friday, December 31, 2010

a gem of wit

The other night some friends and I were playing a game called "Loaded Questions". In this game the players answer questions and the person who is 'it' must hear all of the answers and, out of that, guess who wrote which answer

Question: What would be the title of your autobiography?

My answer: Memoirs of a Grace-sha

you're welcome.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

october epiphanies

This month I have had many "lightbulb" moments.

1. You learn at least one thing from every person that you meet
Lately, I have realized that I am blessed with so many amazing people in my life. Not that I hadn't known this already, but this month I have made a special effort to find those specific lessons that other people are meant to teach me. Some lessons I have learned so far are:
a. Having a positive attitude makes you the happiest
b. Being different doesn't make you weird
c. Someone will always love you for exactly who you are
d. Be a good listener
These lessons, as well as others, are specific things I have learned from specific people that are or are not very close to me. I am thankful for these people and the things they have brought into my mind, to really think about

2. Life is full of "we'll see" situations - and that's okay.
Sitting on a friend's bed the other night, we discussed the goings on of our lives and realized that much of what we were talking about was unable to be fixed at the moment - not necessarily all problems, just situations we could not see the results of while we were about to go to bed. We talked about life in a very deep sense, knowing that there was a plan for each of us, but a plan we could not see beginning to end yet. After semi-complaining and wondering what to do, we both channeled some sort of optimism and came to the conclusion that things will happen as they should. There was no point in hypothosizing what would happen, because in all honesty - neither of us knew (or know) what would happen. And so, epiphany #2 concludes. We ended up ending the conversation feeling better about where we were headed, because we both knew that ultimately we are headed in the direction that we need to be going.

3. Buttered Popcorn Flavored Jellybeans. What The Heck?
Jellybeans are absolutely delicious.
but - what the heck was Jelly Belly thinking when they made a buttered popcorn flavored jelly bean.

So that's it for the month of October. It is now November, (which is crazy because time goes by super fast) and I know more lessons will be learned as life goes on.

Life is one big lesson and I love it.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

wellesley: one month

Today marks my one month anniversary with Wellesley College.
So much has happened in these past days, I must catch up on mi life!
-Diving into Lake Waban
- Munger Love
-The most awkward mixer of your life (aka Taste of Wellesley)
-First Boston Adventure!
-Fried Chicken Dinner for Lyndsay's Birthday
- Church in the Boston Stake Center
-Seeing two baptisms on consecutive Sundays (yay Amanda and Anisha!)
-Being tapped by the 'Blue Notes' and 'Tupelos' (a capella groups)
-Choosing the Tupelos!
- Playing Cards at MIT 'til the wee hours of the next morning
-IHOP in Harvard Square at 3 a.m.
-Rain and Thunder
-Jenn's Birthday Dinner at Lemon Thai
-Wandering the streets of Cambridge
-Tripping and Falling flat on my face in the middle of a Harvard crosswalk
-Tunneling (ssssshhhhh...)
-First Year LDSSA Initiation
-Ice Cream
-Skype Sesh
-Ward Campout in Vermont!
-Lunches in Tower
-Making Apple Pie in the Munger Kitchen
-Countless Dance Parties
-Voice Lessons
-Thinking about the Future
-Loving Every Moment!

That has been my life! And I love it sooooo much

Sunday, August 29, 2010

the sun will come out

I move into my dorm at Wellesley College.
Oh my word! Can you believe it?!
Before this, there were so many crazy sad good-byes and I'm now ready to finally say some HELLOS!
I am so super excited and mom and I have had the BEST 4 days getting ready and spending time together. Mom's are the greatest, they literally know exactly what to say to make you happy and/or think about what to do in life's crazy situations.
I'll be sure to update this later!
Right now I feel: excited/nervous/scared/so happy/naseous/ready/not ready/LET'S GO


Sunday, August 8, 2010


This summer has been the most random though amazing time of my life.
I find myself relaxing most of the time, but know that I will not have "grace-relaxing time" pretty much anymore after college begins.
yes, I drive the family's white-whale suburban.
The man who gave me my test was ridiculously weird but I'm grateful that he helped me pass my test!
I am off to Girls Camp in Arrowhead on Tuesday - I know it will be SO MUCH FUN.
19 days until I fly to Wellesley.
I cannot wait one more second.
Life will begin :)
And yet, before this there will be sad good-byes and 'see you laters'
I think my tear-ducts will need a rest after the end of august
I'm ready,

Friday, July 2, 2010

hey there

So I'm getting ready for my trip to Provo = I am so excited!
Jackie Waldron and I are going to EFY (Especially for Youth) together up at BYU!
and I saw Eclipse last night! oh my word. FANTASTIC.
I can't really remember the book but I thought that the movie was wonderful.
2 days until Utah
58 days till Wellesley
tick-tock goes the clock!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

life is CRAZY but my favorite

Dear Everyone,

sooooo much has happened since I last updated this.
1. I have committed to Wellesley College and I am SO excited it's not even funny
1b. The yearbooks came!
2. Robert & I were crowned Prom King and Queen at Prom this Year - probably the cutest moment of my ENTIRE life
3. I graduated from high school! Class of 2010
4. It's summer :)

These last four years at Newport Harbor have been some of the best years ever
I am learning more and more what it feels like when people say "these years pass by so quickly"
Over the summer I'll be sure to update more and keep everyone updated on the adventures of my life

Love you,

Monday, March 29, 2010


*I got my Cappies review published in the newspaper
*the Into the Woods set was delivered
*Rehearsal was let out early
*I came home to a big letter from Wellesley College
*I was accepted to Wellesley College
*and WE GOT A DOG - her name is Wendie :)


*oh, and Rob came over to celebrate! YAY

Saturday, February 13, 2010


thank goodness it's ski week!
We just got done with Into the Woods auditions and I got the part of the Baker's Wife - pretty stokes about that! and Formal was a week ago. 'twas SO MUCH FUN!
tonight I am babysitting and Sunday is Valentine's Day! YES!
Last night, Rob and I saw Avatar (yes, I know it came out months ago) but that movie was radical! It took me a bit to get into the movie, but sooner or later I was glued to the screen. There was so much detail in that movie that was really incredible.
Happy Saturday!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

money in the bank

This afternoon/night, I babysat from 2pm-9pm and made $60. Can you say "get money, get paid"? I can.
The best lines of the night:
Chase (age 3) - Gwace, can we please not watch any scary movies? They will frighten me and make me nervous
Clayton (age 8) - If you do not let me keep this sign up, I will tell my mom you are a bad babysitter
Oh goodness. Too fun. We played Candyland and Chase HAS to win or else Clayton warned me he throws things. So I stuck the Princess Lolli card right where Chase picked up the cards so he skiped ALL THE WAY to the FRONT. and then won. it's okay though. I got him back playing Cranium.
Oh the joys of babysitting! Haha
Tomorrow is Sunday! Yes!
And a shout out to Myles Warner and Laren Hudson,
this one's for you guys,

Friday, January 15, 2010

friday show

So I come home last night with the stomach flu-bug! YAY! Let's just say no more taco bell for a while. So I stayed home because no one needs this gross thing, and I watched 17 kids and counting -- only one of the BEST shows ever...2nd to Hoarders. Tonight is our 3rd performance out of 6 and I'm hoping people like it. The only problem is that I'm worried about me having energy. Lifting children like babies that are bigger than babies and then carrying them up a set of steps is not always the easiest thing. But, what happens, happens I guess. Off to try and eat something - Break a Leg OOTI Cast! Until then,

Saturday, January 2, 2010

the book that caused this blog

So, my first post. I'm really new at this but hopefully i catch on quickly.
I thought I'd explain the creation of this blog. 1. Boredom 2. I'd always wanted to start one. 3. I REALLY didn't want to read 'Going After Cacciato' by Tim O'Brien. Don't get me wrong, it's a great book, it's just that the Vietnam War is really nothing I want to be reading about on a Saturday Night. On a different note, Monday begins NHHS Drama Hell Week. In short, rehearsal until 10 for a week and somewhere in between seminary and school then rehearsal I must find time to do homework, eat, and sleep...a monumental task! Well, I believe this will be the first of many posts. Until then,