Monday, March 29, 2010


I have decided. That mustard... is my new favorite color. It's been a long time coming. I've noticed yellow popping up in things i pick out. my wedding colors, notebooks, etc...

mustard yellow is wonderful. So are all shades of yellow actually. I still don't love pale yellow yet. And you know what my new favorite color palette is? Grey and yellow. they look fab together.

that is all.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Last night I got bored and took a version of the Myers-Briggs personality test that I've learned about in my Survey of Clinical Psych class. If you want you can take it here. It's like 70 something questions but doesn't take that long because they're all yes or no.

Turns out I am an ENFJ which means.

  • E – Extraversion preferred to Introversion: ENFJs often feel motivated by their interaction with people. They tend to enjoy a wide circle of acquaintances, and they gain energy in social situations (whereas introverts expend energy).
  • N – iNtuition preferred to Sensing: ENFJs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.
  • F – Feeling preferred to Thinking: ENFJs tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to social implications than to logic.
  • J – Judgment preferred to Perception: ENFJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.
If you feel so the need you can read more about me here

And then I made Troy take the test and he's an...

  • I – Introversion preferred to Extraversion: ISTJs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extraverts gain energy).
  • S – Sensing preferred to iNtuition: ISTJs tend to be more concrete than abstract. They focus their attention on the details rather than the big picture, and on immediate realities rather than future possibilities.
  • T – Thinking preferred to Feeling: ISTJs tend to value objective criteria above personal preference. When making decisions, they generally give more weight to logic than to social considerations.
  • J – Judgment preferred to Perception: ISTJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.
And if you want you can read more about Troy here.

I think it's funny that Troy and I are pretty much opposites. He's definitely the more logical of the two of us and most level headed. He focuses on the now where as I am always thinking about the future. I think more with my heart and he thinks with his head. I can honestly say I've seen Troy get emotional 3 times in the 2 years I've known him. Our wedding being one of them :) Even though lately I've been a pretty big home-body, out of the two of us I'm the one who prefers parties and when we do go out to said parties he'll just talk to people he knows or feels comfortable with and I mingle with everyone. I love being around people. Hence, any future job I hold has to have lots of people involved.

I like to think that we balance each other out. Even though I've never really thought of ourselves as "opposites." We think the same things are funny, we're both weird in our own way, we both like to dance, we hold a lot of the same opinions and we both seem to like each other :)

We're the coolest people i know.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free time

This week is my spring break. And with NO homework and NO school I find myself with a lot of time on my hands. Today I did the dishes that hadn't been done in I won't say how long... that took a big chunk of time since we have no dishwasher, i sorted through our huge pile of mail, took out the recycling and the garbage, washed our sheets, and read about 20 posts of this blog (and consequently got a little emotional), then showered and went to work.

tomorrow I will fold all of our laundry, dust, clean the bathroom and mop. I'm most dreading the laundry folding... there is a lot of laundry. Oh the crazy life I lead! [insert sarcasm here]

so much for a spring break! MTV should come over to my house! I'd show them all how to have some good clean fun! ...yes...lame pun intended.

mtv... eat your heart out.
photo courtesy of here

Monday, March 22, 2010

yay america!

I recognize that I live in a state where when it comes to political views I am in the minority. Hence, I know I have many, many, many....many friends who have different political views than I. I've gotten in to debates with a few but I typically try to stay away from the controversy. And so I apologize if any of you are offended or angered about my excitement for how a-w-e-s-o-m-e today is!


perhaps America is finally unraveling itself from the stone ages? yay for america! hooray for history!

too bad the reform won't take affect for a few years :(

But seriously...hooray for history!!!

And just in case anyone cares... or would one day like to care... liberal, conservative, moderate, whatever...
Here are a couple of good websites with unbiased facts for all things political. It's where I get my facts because honestly sometimes it's hard to see through all the crap that either side puts out there.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Things I love in no particular order...

1. Troy...obviously and for a million and one reasons.
2. have changed my life.
3. Triscuits and cheese... an amazing combination.
4. Grey's Anatomy... we're like pb&j
5. Pb&j... mmm...
6. Laughing until I cry...or snort.
7. The cute old mexican man dressed up as the statue of liberty on 4th south and 4th-ish east. He is the happiest tax-statue-person-thing I've ever seen.... I wave to him every time.
8. ksl classifieds
9. Ghosthunters...but not GHI.
10. Ben and Jerry's Smore icecream.
11. The cutest 3 year old who knows the words to Black Eyed Peas "Ima be"
12. Space heaters
13. Other people doing my hair.
14. The letter 'A' written across a test or paper.
15. cool people.

thats all for now!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Long weekend

My favorite blogs are the blogs that are honest. Which is scary on the internet...letting anyone and everyone you know (or don't know) read your thoughts. But today I'm going to try it.

I'm feeling super down today. I'm just worn out. My cousins grandpa died on Wednesday and that broke my heart. I've spent every christmas eve plus other random holidays with "Grandpa Jack" since I can remember. I loved that man. I adopted him as my own Grandpa. Since all 3 of my grandpas had passed away a long time ago. I'm officially Grandpa-less. That makes me sad.

Friday was my dads Birthday. That made me sad. He would have been 59 this year. I've had my struggles with everything involving my dad, but he was still my dad. I wish that he could meet Troy. I know that he would like him.

Saturday was Grandpa Jacks funeral. That was hard. Seeing him lying in that casket made it more real for me. Saturday I also went to visit my dads grave for the first time since his funeral 5 years ago. I felt strong and it wasn't as hard as I imagined. I'm proud of myself.

On the bright side of my sad weekend... My little "nephew" Eli turned One on Saturday and Troy and I went to Olive Garden with Shelly, John and Eli to celebrate the little man turning one. After ward we went back to Shelly and John's and made cupcakes for Eli and made a ghetto looking bear cake for him to smash. It was awesome. He just dunked his whole face in. I wish I had pictures!

Here's to hoping this week goes much better! and my Spring Break is next week! woo hoo!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


So I'm house sitting at my moms right now and just chillin by myself while I wait for Troy to get home from work and I watch this. It's only like a minute and half it!

Then not even two minutes later her doorbell rings and outside is a creepy man I've never seen before. I did end up answering the door and the man was wondering if I had any garbage or metal he could have...I said no.

I'm still super creeped out. I could have died.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

what to do...

So Troy and I have been discussing what we're going to do after we graduate this summer. I will have my bachelors and Troy will finally have his associates! woohoo! We're debating what school he should go to. There are only 3 schools that offer his degree (which is now athletic training not pre physical therapy) Weber, Utah, SUU. Weber is pretty much out. And since I'm an SUU alumnus (thats where I got my associates) and a soon to be utah alumnus. I'm for either! I find we're both really leaning toward SUU. I loved SUU! So why did I leave you may wonder? I just knew my time there was over and I needed to be home. And I met my sweet husband 3 months later :)

Cedar would be fun. I think we both just think it would be an adventure to go down there where we won't really know anyone. Seeing now that most of my Cedar friends now live in the good ole SLC. Rachelle my old roommate/best friend in Cedar still lives there with her husband. So that would be cool. SUU is much less expensive then the U. Housing in Cedar is wayyy cheaper too. The job market however...pretty competitive. This leaves me (soon to be bread winner) a little uneasy. I just don't know. It really could go either way!

So what do you think...


Monday, March 1, 2010

Thinking out loud...

So I've been thinking a lot lately. I graduate in August (hopefully) and I'm super stoked about it. I'm also terrified because by the time I graduate I'll have been in school for 18 years and thats not counting pre-school! What do I do with myself that is not school? I know, I know... get a full time job but that's scary too! I've had a full time job before but this will be like a legit full time job and it freaks me out! Then I'll have to be the "bread winner" while I wait for Troy to finish school. That scares me the most. You and full time jobs have never gotten along too well. I've had 2 full time jobs ever and I worked at each of them for about 4-5 months each before I felt I was going to rip my hair out and run out the door screaming. Granted one of them was a call center...that speaks for itself. I was one of their top agents however! Yes I will toot my own horn! I got perfect scores on all of my call tests. I got free lunch a lot :) But I quickly grew tired of " this is Leslie" and people yelling at me because they got themselves in to debt. So I quit.

Now in 6 months I have to buckle down and find me a full time job that I actually like. Forever, I've been thinking that I would work at a treatment center. Thats been my plan since I was 12. Now I'm 22 soon to be 23 and I'm questioning my "plan." As some of you know I've been interning at Lifeline, a residential treatment center for troubled teens. I've liked it a lot. However, I'm discovering how difficult a job like that might be. I am priviliged to sit in on group therapy and listen to the girls and boys talk about their struggles, addictions and abuses. I've just noticed a lot lately that I'm bringing some of "work" home with me. I don't do it intentionally but I can't help it. Some of the stories that these kids have are some of the hardest/horrifying/saddest stories I've ever heard. And I come home and just think about some of the stuff and I get completely disgusted about humanity. A lot of these kids have pasts I only thought existed in Lifetime movies. Some of the things that they've had to bear literally makes me sick to my stomach. I've just been wondering if I can really handle a job of this difficulty.

ALTHOUGH, I would just like to make mention of one thing. Today was the first time I got to talk to one of the kids about their problems. Typically all I do is observe but today Ariel let me give feedback during her one-on-one with one of the girls. I was sooooooo nervous I was literally shaking but I was trying to act professional. And I about wanted to FLY when the girl said "you're right." I wasn't even sure what I was going to say and words just kind of came out of my mouth. I literally felt like I made a difference today. And it's an awesome feeling. I'm hoping I get the opportunity to talk more to the kids and banish fears of everything a job like this entails. I'm just not sure I can hack it.

But today was awesome. This feeling is why I've always wanted to go in to a helping field.