Tuesday, September 28, 2010

humility

lately, i've been trying to figure out life. i've been pretty angry. no specifics.
is there really a god?
how could he let people suffer?
to make them come unto him some say. to allow people to grow others reply.
it seems selfish of god to let things happen to people to cause them to grieve and sorrow so in turn they seek solace from him.

why does he allow people to be killed in tragic car accidents, why do people suffer excruciatingly horrific pain from cancer and then die? why do people experience mental breakdowns? why does this gorgeous woman have stage 4 lung cancer even though she ran miles every day and never smoked? why did this beautifully talented woman and mother of two young children have to die suddenly in a car accident?

I found this quote and am deeply touched. "I have lost a mother to schizophrenia, my father to another marriage, and myself to anger. It is time to let it go and hand it all over to God. Thank you God for showing me the truth."

It's time Kayleigh. It's time to turn the pain over to God. time to humble myself and let go of my pride. the truth is i need Him in order to be unconditionally happy. i just feel it.

AN ANSWER:
"If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful."
"My people must be tried in all things that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them." (Doctrine and Covenants 136:29, 30)

although it's hard for me to understand why i have to draw a line between intellectual questioning and faithful spirituality, this quote helps:
"the carnal mind cannot discern the things of God." -Joseph Smith
right he is, cause try as i may, i can't understand all He asks of us.

Friday, September 24, 2010

made my mom laugh

i sent this photo to my mom.

i'm sure she would have loved to have it around while i was in the house. unfortunately, i wasn't always the nicest person to be around at home.

i say no one is always nice to be around. but i guess we could all do better.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

guess what? i am not a robot



This is one intriguing artistic expression. how fun would it be to spray paint my body in diamonds?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

itch to speak something other than english

i wish i spoke more spanish. a young girl at office depot asked for someone who could speak spanish to her mom. all i could offer was to speak english while the young girl translated to her mom.

i was excited when i heard cuantos! i know that means how much. when i said audios to the family, in excitement, the  mom asked if i spoke spanish. no, with a sorry look was all i could say.

i never bothered to learn spanish at byu cuz it's crazy hard. class 5 days a week, not to mention speaking tests weekly. i was never that motivated. i think the best way for me to learn is through talking, not book study. now that i'm a senior, maybe i'm ready to take a class hahaha. probably not at byu though.definitely an admirable skill.

i met this girl in my public speaking class who was speaking Arabic. she is from Jordan. How cool is that? i even know where Jordan is. have always loved geography but definitely have not traveled to near as many places!

Friday, September 17, 2010

how i became a king instead of a potter

at my grandpa john and grandma marti's 50th anniversary celebration, grandpa told us how his last name became king instead of potter.

after school one day he told his mom, "I'm tired off being called johnny potholder." *this is so funny to me.

his mom said, "How would you like to change your name to King?" grandpa's stepfather's last name is king.

i love this story. i think kayleigh king sounds better than kayleigh potter.

today's grandpa and grandma's 50th anniversary! happy gold grandma and grandpa!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Buried But Breating

"Work is the miracle by which talent is brought to the surface and dreams become reality." — Gordon B. Hinckley

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

put the lime + lemon in the avocado and mix it all together! ♫

so, so good!

juice from a lime and lemon squeezed onto avocado is da bomb.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

so it turns out perusing recipes online doesn't cure hunger.

after 2 hours of Zumba, i know i'm hungry. but the only thing that sounds good is guacamole. and i don't want to go to the store. frankly, i would rather go to bed and go to the store in the morning, but that's not possible because of a finance blackboard quiz i must take. oh the dilemma. too impossible.

tony's in the house

having roommates from the South is the best! they recently introduced me to tony chachere's creole seasoning. but the street name is tony's.

i'm not kidding this stuff is good on everything! it's not spicy, just has awesome flavor.

mmm m i love me some tony's.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Reminder to Love


The fact that this widow and her in-laws aren't angry is unbelievable. Truly a story of infinite love.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

pot roast and red velvet cake

i had the most delicious meal thanks to my Uncle Jeff & Aunt Cathy! so good to spend Sunday with their family.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

plato, you're a wise man

be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

every time i read this quote, it put me in my place. i stop and think of others besides myself and always feel a little better.

thank you plato

Thursday, September 2, 2010

this never gets old

video


while i don't want kids of my own for a long time, my little chickadee is such a delight!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

mary poppins with a spoonfull of sugar, please come to my rescue

my room is a disaster!! granted i did just move. 
i want every task i undertake to become a piece of cake! idc if it's not real, i'll always be fascinated with the speed and ease of clean-up by the snap of fingers!

can't get enough of ZUMba!!!!

you make me wanna zumba! dance combined with aerobics is da bomb!!!!