Thursday, December 24, 2009


I've changed our blog address now that we are married. For new updates and pictures, go to:

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Our House!

Russ and I have a house!!  It is in the perfect location and we just love it.  We will both still live with our parents till the wedding (June 19th) These are a few "before pictures."  Russ and friends/family have painted the inside, so now the house looks different...  but I will wait for "after" pictures till we move everything in!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Russ and I got engaged last Wednesday.  He totally shocked me!!  I was just getting over a nasty stomach virus and crazy busy with school.  I worked that day, and then attended a cooking class with my mom and Julie (Russ' Mom).  I got home and went downstairs to change clothes.  When I opened my door, I was so shocked...  There, sitting on a little white, wicker table, was the most amazing ring I have EVER seen.  There were beautiful pink roses, four tea lights, and a perfect little pink table cloth. ..  And that ring.. 

I made him come in and kneel...  And I said, "Yes!"  The date is June 19th, 2009.  

Monday, February 16, 2009

eLdeR lOrNe

A tribute to the missionary.  My brother has been a missionary for 5 months now.  WOW.  My sister and I were talking the other day and decided that although we know he's out there doing God's work, we miss him like crazy.  He is still in Virginia Beach, his first area.  Lorne really likes his trainer and it sounds like he is picking up the Spanish well.  My favorite thing about his letters is that he talks so much about the work.  I can tell that he is immersed in the people and the teaching.  His heart is all wrapped up with it already.  This shows me that he is already an amazing missionary.  I have some pics from that sad day in October when we said, "Auf Wiedersehen."  


I haven't posted in fOrEvEr!  I have been fairly busy these past few months.  I am in school again.(yay!)  At Weber State.  I freaking love that school.  I get such a giddy feeling as I walk through the Union building.  I have some pretty sweet classes this semester, including a German class with Frau Daines.  And a Children's Literature class.  Way fun!

 The only thing I miss about Rexburg is living in the same town as Jessica and Brian and the girls.   :(  I am planning a trip up to see them soon though, so that will help fill the Rowlan void in my heart.  

I am still working at Club Heights Elementary School.  I am still loving the kindergarteners.  (Even as we learn how to listen... and sit still, and not swear, and not run away from school...)

Life is great! 

Monday, December 8, 2008


I've been tAgGeD:

I was tagged by my friend, Susie Tesch

I am: A sister, a daughter, a student, a child of God, a cousin, a friend, a substitute teacher, 

I think:  Music can ease a mind and calm a stormy heart

I know: It's all about the lOvE.  Love makes the world go round in the best way.  Seriously.  Whatever kind you've got...  Love for family, friends, neighbors, significant others...  

I want:  my dreams to come true someday... and until then, Britney's newest CD!

I have: SO MANY amazing friends.  I am such a lucky girl!!!!!

I dislike: driving in snow, boring classes, annoying co-workers

I miss:  Preschool in Teacher Laura's class, daniel, living with my sister, my little brother (he's a missionary)

I fear: my weaknesses will take over...  And the dreams won't happen...

I feel:  grateful and often anxious

I hear: Colplay's "Swallowed in the Sea" playing in the background. Predictable..  I know.

I smell:  A yUmMy Christmas Candle from B&B Works

I crave:  Sushi

I cry:  When something touches my heart, sometimes in a sad way, and sometimes in a happy way.

I search:  for truth, and love I guess in a way.

I wonder: When I'll go back to Europe

I regret:  The negative things i've said...  but not all my mistakes, most of them have brought new knowledge and clarity about this life we live. And sometimes I regret my pink hair...

I wish: Peace on Earth...  Seriously, wouldn't that rock?

I love:  my family and friends.  My kindergarteners, So. Weber 7th Ward, having the fun times

I care: about the future...  How we vote.. how we live, how we raise our kids..  it all matters.

I always: laugh too loud.

I worry: about stuff. Maybe not enough though.

I am nOt: giving up!!!!

I remember: I forget a lot, but if I remember, it's the details..  What I wore that day, how i did my hair, what was said, how it happened, sometimes I wish I could make myself forget certain times.

I believe: We all make a difference in this world.

I sing: all the time!  NO one usually hears though...  

I dOn'T: always do what I should, when I should...

I aRgUe: when i'm right :)

I write: in my Tagesbuch, letters to my brother, or when I have time for a blog

I wiN: lately I've been killing it at Scrabble (playing against Anna)

I lOse: when I play Scrabble against Cecilia.

I lisTeN: to iTunes, and not yet Christmas music- I don't know what I'm waiting for... maybe the snow...

I dOn'T understand: as much as I wish I did about politics

I can uSually be fOund: at Club Heights Elementary School, or hanging with friends, or home in my princess room.

I nEeD: a bit more time before I go back to mother Idaho.  

I forGet: almost anything I don't put in my phone with an alarm.

I aM hApPy: often. Usually when I think about my blessings...  All the things I don't deserve, but am fortunate enough to have in my life.

Now I tAg...  Christy Hodges, Teacher Laura, Hilary, Nathan, Steph (double tag, now you have to!!), Jess Rowlan, Cousin April, Lisa Holmsey, Jenny Lorz...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I don't know exactly when, perhaps in 8th grade, I got the idea that dying a chunk of my hair pink would be amazing.  So when my friend, Lynsi text me and asked if I wanted to dye my hair pink with her...I jumped right in, without even thinking it through... or reading the label...

The little plastic can of pink punky hair dye says it'll wash out in 5-40 days...  It's been a few weeks, and I still have pink hair...