Wednesday, December 26, 2012

well that escalated quickly...

post-seasons greetings to everyone who has stumbled or strolled this way.
my apologies to you (but mostly just myself) for not keeping up with my Christmas video posts.

i just got...busy?

more like i just have had so many fun things going on.
things like...well...why don't we bullet point all this?
i l o v e b u l l e t  p o i n t s

*end of finals!
i also obtained my most liked status on facebook.
small joys.
be my friend?

*the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert...twice.
two words: Alfie Boe
two more words: candy bomber

*helping lil sis get ready for the dance
burned my finger on the curling iron. 
the things i do...

*lights on temple square
third time's a charm

*my 21st birthday
cutest. cakes. ever.
and silver goblets

*sleepover with the girls at the Weiler residence

*skiing with my lil sis
great parking spot, great snow, great out-of-bounds adventures, great fruit roll ups that aren't great under any other circumstances, great string cheese, great defrost on the car, great trees, great running into trees (caroline...), great that both of  the baskets on my ski poles fell off?

*celebrating my brother-in-laws graduation from BYU.
...wait, am i next?

*braving the perils of fashion place mall the weekend before Christmas
that parking lot is humanity at it's worst
where's the Christmas spirit?

*spending the weekend up in logan with padre and lil sis
yes, we really watched snow white and the huntsman.
no, we didnt' like it.
yes, i accidentally referred to Cedric Diggory as Frederick Diggory.
yes, my dad was the one to correct me. 

*hiking up the canyon in my backyard
i saw a stag elk.

*seeing the hobbit with the parentals and lil sis
spoiler alert: it's a trilogy; why didn't the eagles just fly them to the mountain?; now that's a goitre; i'm in love with a dwarf?

*Christmas Day
which deserves a bullet point list of its own but first, pictures of the above.


...winter in logan...

...winter formal...

isn't she lovely?

...birthday bash...

 tis the goblet of fire

 ...millcreek canyon...

 prince of the forest?

...temple square...  


and we're back!

Christmas Day was fabulous, as always.
we did it a little different this year.
we slept in.
we made brunch.
we opened presents.
we were joined by one of the couples.
we opened more presents.
we ate brunch.
no words to describe the feast except for this: happiness
we were joined by the other couple.
we opened more presents.

and then we relaxed.
and then we went on a walk/run up the canyon.
and it was a beautiful day.
and i worked off all the brunch!
psh. whateves.

after washing ourselves come on brother, use the shampoo! we left for dinner at the grandparents'.
we ate.
we laughed.
and talked about the hobbit.
but seriously, why didn't the eagles just fly them to the mountain!?
we "participated" in the musical program
i'm sorry grandma. i'll practice Sleigh Ride for next time.
and we ate.

then the kirk/jennie weiler family headed back to the kirk/jennie weiler household.
we played hedbanz.
and laughed.
i'd try to let you in on the jokes and laughs but let's be honest, it just wouldn't be the same.
and then i'd feel stupid for trying to tell you.

so i won't.
but i'll show you how beautiful it was.

...tight pants...
that's not the beautiful part
is it?
 ...skinny rear...

 the beginnings of a short lived snowball fight.

winter wonderland, no?


so many people complain about the snow.

i. love. it.
just drive safe, you hear?

hope your Christmas was as enjoyable as mine.

now, please excuse me while i try to figure out my NEW PHONE
seems like it was only a month and a half ago i was (not) complaining about my brick.

well, mr. brick. 
it was nice while it lasted.
and lasted. and lasted.

peace and pine trees

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


it's a great day.

and maybe we're starting to get stressed with everything that needs to be done.
maybe i still need to finish finals and papers.
maybe i need to go Christmas shopping.
maybe i need to do a cleaning check.
and maybe i need to pack.
maybe i need to say goodbye to everyone that won't be coming back next semester.
maybe i should really be studying.

but this is a great day.
this is a great time and season.

so amid all the stress, stores, stockings, and santa,
maybe we can remember what's really going on here.

what we're really celebrating.

the birth of our Savior.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

not quite 25...

i love this time of year. 
i love looking forward to being with my family.
i love finishing classes and finals and feeling like i've completed something worthwhile.
i love christmas music.
i love snow.
i love the lights on temple square.
i love the mormon messages for this time of year.

so, although it isn't quite the 25 days of Christmas, i'll be sharing my favorite Christmas videos from now until the 25th.
so i guess it's more like the 14 days of Christmas.

we'll start with this one.

i have been given so much.
i hope i can be aware of opportunities to give to others.

it's the most wonderful time of the year.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

who says the kirk/jennie weiler family can't dance?

after finishing a beast of a project earlier this morning, i decided i need a little bit of a break.

so i made this.

for your viewing pleasure please click



married siblings: i'm sorry you and your spouse didn't made the cut. 
there just weren't enough spots!

peace and papers
(they are going to be done soon right?)


Monday, December 3, 2012

from friday to now

i ate cafe rio this weekend.
i ate wendy's this weekend.
how many items can you get from the dollar menu and still have it be less than a combo meal? answer: 5(ish).
i rocked my test.
thank you little words on the results screen. it was so nice to see you. come again?
i slept in a basement.
i burnt a cheese quesadilla.
no comment.
and yet i was still invited to be in a dinner group?
bless you friend.
i scrubbed the microwave.
it's dirty again.
i'm not in nyc even though my dad invited me to go with him.
is education really a blessing? curse you finals.
i got a bloody nose in the middle of a conversation with the coolest guy ever right in the middle of smiths.
and i wonder why i'm single?
i indexed
be proud of me elder scott. please?
i enjoyed watching the first presidency christmas devotional with my freshman roommies.
love them. it was good.

such a sad little quesadilla. 
did i still try to eat it?
what do you think?

picture my dad sent me from his meeting in nyc.
it is of the reflecting ponds where the world trade center was.
little bit surreal.

i don't ever say anything about my weekdays because all i do is this.
end of semester joy.

peace and pork

Monday, November 19, 2012

counting down

exactly 24 hours.

i'll be off work. 
and on my way home.
to spend time with my family.

i love holidays.
bring on the food.

peace and pool hopping
(i went and swam laps this morning...what? who am i? not a swimmer, as all of my fellow 6am richards building occupants can attest.)

Thursday, November 15, 2012


but, not the tv show. sorry.

this is a big, huge psych on the fact that i said i was growing my bangs out last post.
and because i have nothing better to post about, i'm posting about my continuation of bangs.

i was going strong on my 3rd day of operation grow-out-the-bangs.
it was nice to not have to do anything with my hair.
literally. i washed and that's it.

but then i started looking through pictures i took from this last weekend in which 6 of my dearest people went with me to citycreek. 
and i decided i liked my bangs.

so. they're staying.
cool beans.

on a topic of more interest, citycreek was awesome.
almost as awesome as all of these chicas.

-get the free sample of chocolate from godiva.
-bring a water bottle. none of the food court places give water with meals.
-set aside at least 3 hours.
-bring a camera for those who aren't interested in shopping.
then they can take pictures like this while you dash in and out of stores.

-don't go to anthropolgie. just...why torment yourself?
-take 4.8 seconds to notice the light fixtures.
so i'm in an interior design class. sue me.
-stick your hand in the soap demonstration way too soon so your hand turns orange.
you get to use the $13 bar of soap to clean it off.
-get to tiffany's before it closes.

-go with people you love.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

because you were dying to know...

-i'm growing my bangs out.

-i'm sticking around next semester.
it's going to be ok rach

-i'm participating in a lazy-man iron man.

-i went to go workout for said lazy-man iron man this evening.
i ran into my friend.
we went and got ice cream instead

-i'm excited for thanksgiving

-i've never seen the baptistry as full as it was tonight

-my dad got the new iphone5

-i still have the brick that never dies.
we've been together since my senior year of high school

-everybody is getting married or leaving on missions

-i'm just here with my brick phone and cheese quesadillas. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

that moment when

you know that moment when it's almost 4 in the a.m. and you're still working on an assignment that you should have started about 9 hours ago but didn't because you were too busy being apart of your awesome ward activity which was harry potter themed and had different classes to go to like potions, broomstick flying, defense against the dark arts, and care of magical creatures and the different fhe groups were sorted into different houses and you ate soup under floating candles in the great hall and you were in ravenclaw and ended up winning the house cup because you drank the most chocolate milk in the shortest amount of time in order to ward off the dementor skulking around and you are contemplating just not going to sleep because it's so close to waking up time that you can't really see the point and besides, your body is so tired that it's in denial and just doesn't feel tired anymore?


and maybe your body is so tired because it's still trying to recuperiate from the crazy adventures you put it through the night previous to your 4-in-the-a.m.-assignment-doing in which you went to a halloween dance up in salt lake city with your best friend from elementary, junior, high, and college-school and you were in a mosh pit and almost got trampled when you fell on the ground but were saved by a giant guy pulling you back to your feet where you continued to be moved by other people's bodies and had no control over where you ended up, after which you went and visited another best friend from high school who has been gone for 2 years and just came back and it almost feels like he never left so you stay out until 2 in the a.m. talking with him so your body is double tired right now.


and maybe you realize that you just spent the last 15 minutes typing this all out in which you could have been finishing the assignment and getting to bed but hey, when else are you going to be doing crazy things like this?

photo cred to clinton calder

this is college.
and i love it.

peace and political science homework.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

an ode

(wait. what's an ode?)

this is the holiday when i revel in the ingenuity and creativity of others.
because people are cool.
especially on BYU campus.

my coworks and i didn't dress up.
we both concur that it stresses us out

but when there was a break at work we went out and became paparazzi. 
so...maybe that was our costume?
yeah. let's go with it.


and that's not a costume.
President Cecil. O. 
in the flesh.
behind the guys head
we shook hands.
i think he remembers me from when i gave the prayer in devotional?
even if he introduced me as rachel WELLER. hard feelings.

but here's the kicker.
aka. best moment of my life thus far.

i give you, the coconut guy from monty python and the holy grail.

peace and president samuelson