Monday, December 27, 2010

My sister, Sister Agle...

I have something to tell you, blogger world! And my Dad has a way with words so I'm going to borrow his words, as posted by my Dad on Dano's 'Sister Agle fb page'....

"We got some exciting news from Danielle today, although it's news that Danielle has had to pay for the hard way. After discussions with her mission president, it has been decided that Danielle's mission will come to an end a month early so that she can come home to get some much-needed medical attention for her back. mission president told her that Danielle should have only good feelings about her mission, and that she has accomplished in her 17 months what it would take most missionaries 3 years to accomplish. We will find out in the next day or so her specific travel plans, but she will probably be coming home Wednesday or Thursday. We will let you know when we hear more."

Dano, I'm so proud of you and so very, very excited to see you! Love you big sissy!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

SB's corkboard/soul....

Above is my corkboard hanging above my bed in my room. I love these. I think they are very personal to you and it's a way you can express yourself. And bonus, mine just makes me smile when I look at it because each little thing on mine has a story behind it. Let me take a minute and share what's signficant about each tid-bit...

A) I recieve this flower from my lovely voice coach, Sister C, on my second voice recital. Believe me, those recitals are not easy. But little encouragements, like this, help SO much. Thank you Sister C.
B) This bow was on a present I recieved this past Christmas. It was beautiful and so was the jewelry inside it. Thank you kind sir.
C) These are 5 of the billions of movie tickets I have. Do you do what I do? I keep every single ticket stub and have a whole box of tickets and programs from numerous events. My sister thinks I'm a hoarder but I just like memories!
D) This key ring has the Disney princess' on it. It was actually a gift to my sister... from me. But she's on her mission at the moment so I'm watching over it for her... But what can I say? I am a little obsessed with princess'....
E) This is a heart pin made by the ever talented Coryn who is in... Paris France! And she will be for the next 17 months. Isn't that so very exciting?!?

F) "Birthday Princess" crown. On my 17th birthday, my buds Erin and Mary surprised me in my English class with this crown, a cinnamon roll and a 'Miss America' sash... except mine said, 'Birthday Girl' as you would probably guess.
G) John Mayer ticket stub. One of the best nights of my life EVER.
H) Keys! If they're not hanging up here, I do not know where they are. I'm terrified I'm going to lose them for good one day. Ah no pressure. Ps: note the beautiful pointe shoe key ring. Isn't it perty? I lost the original point shoe key ring a couple months ago and was sad but guess what? For Christmas, one of my friend's found where Igot the original one and purchased another one for me. Awwww so kind! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
I) Dano, Keke and I at Dano's BYU graduation. One of the last picture taken of the 3 of us before Dano left on her mission and Keke left for New York. Touching, I know.
J) This includes 2 things: A wrist band for Disco Skating and a bracelet I made from girls camp. First of all, I am horrible at disco skating but when I went I didn't fall so that's why I've kept it and the girls camp bracelet? Well I kept that on from June until November (had to come off for the school musical) and so let's just say that bracelet has been through a lot with me:)

K) I went on a 'walk-a-bout' in 8th grade with my school. This walk-a-bout was a 60 miler in 5 days. Oh nellie that was intense... and so my Mom wrote me a little note each day and this card is from the 2nd day I believe. Aw thanks Ma, you're the best.
L) This bow was on a gift I recieved yesterday and plus it's pink with glittery crowns on it. It's perfect and fantastic and magnificent! And plus it was wrapped around my new body pillow which I love and adore. Thanks Santa....
M&N) These two polaroids are from 5 years ago. It was at a family reunion in Cedar City. Good times with the cousins.
O) I found this at a scrapbooking store several years ago. All it is, is a french/vintage/sticker type thing. Bizarre but it reminds me of 'Amelie' and 'He loves me, he loves me not'. Two amazing foreign films I think are brilliant. Both starring Audrey Tatou... love her!

P) Neon Trees badge! I don't know which one this is but Mary, Stu and Curtis have the other 3. I'm convinced that if we ever put the 4 of our badges together, a beam of light would come out from the middle and we would change the world.
Q) This rose is from my friend's brother's wedding. I love weddings! Drinks all around! (Name that movie...)
R) Metro card from one of the best weeks of my life. New York City with ma soeur, Keke. Ah happy day. Happy memories.
S) Boutineer from homecoming this year. I love flowers. A little too much I think but sue me.

T) A quote given on concert night by my best buddy, Christine. True, true Chris. Thank you for the reminder.
U ) Christmas stickers. I love Christmas!
V) A quote by President Gordon B Hinckley about our potential. It's big, I tell ya!

W) Photo booth sesh with my bud, Curtis. 'Nuf said.
X) Girls camp wrist band. I mean it when I say I truly do love my ward. The young women especially. Although it is almost impossible to get people to play the piano for opening exercises, they are all so talented and extremely amazing.
Y) a key chain with my real name made in 7th grade maybe? I kind of want to say 9th though. Hmmm I'm not sure. But it's a friendly key ring none the less, don't you think! (By the way, if you haven't noticed, I LOVE key rings. They're my absolute favorite.)
Z) A sticky note that was incuded in a letter Keke sent me from New York. It talks about how skilled she is at origami becuase she mailed my letter in the shape of a man's white dress shirt. And on the outside of the letter she wrote 'FRAGILE' all over. The memory and the origami shaped letter still make me chuckle to this day.
aa) My sticker from donating blood in the Summer. I love donating blood. That's weird I think-- especially because they always miss my veins, or my veins randomly stop giving blood in the middle which leads to poking and prodding which in turn leads to heat flashes, nausea and near fainting spells-- but it's for the greater good! And you get Doritos after! What's better than that?!
bb) This was on a note pad I got from a friend in sixth grade and I just thought it was happy and pretty. Hence I've kept it all these years.
cc) Katherine Hepburn stamp I recieved in the mail. To be honest, I'm not too familiar with her work-- like I'm not obsessed, but I still look up to her and think it's sa-weet.
dd) Two stickers. One says 'Donate blood today' and one says 'Hot Hot Hot'. Yeah....
And that my friends, is a little bit of my soul for ya.
Ohp. It is not dinner time. Must be off!
Happy Sunday!

Coats for Christmas

My middle sissy, Katie, got two coats for Christmas. They are beautiful and so I she so... what do you expect? I took many a picture and here are the results:

ain't she perty?

Friday, December 24, 2010


Guess what day it is? That's right, it's Christmas Eve.

I don't want a lot for Christmas...

Today I have done practically nothing and haven't even stepped outside the house once. And why should I? It's absolutely freezing outside!!!

There is just one thing I need...

But, I have done a few things (hence the practically part of 'practically nothing') such as... prepared my lesson for Sunday, watched the movie 'Young Victoria', cried... a lot (because of the movie-- not for any other reason. I promise, I'm fine. It's just that 'Young Victoria' is so touching! I highly reccomend it), and slept... a lot. Even more than I cried.

I don't care about the presents, underneath the Christmas tree...

And now I am watching the delightful movie, 'The Holiday', awaiting Katie to finish wrapping her Christmas presents. Most families spend Christmas Eve all together doing holiday celebration type stuff. But not this family. We're normally all in seperate rooms furiously wrapping gifts.

I just want you for my own...

However, we do make it a point to all sit down together and watch 'Twas the Night' sometime on Christmas Eve. 'Twas the Night' is another delightful movie that's all about the Winter Holidays from little children's point of view. It's hillarious and heart warming all in one.

More than you could ever know...

But until then, I am still waiting, watching 'The Holiday', secretly checking and counting the minutes until St. Nicholas is here.

Make my wish come true...

Happy Christmas my lovelies. I hope you have a very merry day tomorrow full of peace, love and joy.

All I want for Christmas... is you.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Temple Square

Last Friday, A cappella went to Temple Square and sang in the Joseph Smith building, Assembly Hall and North Visitors Center. It was ever so cold, but ever so lovely. Here are a few captured moments. (All photo credits: Mary Evans)

getting our picture taken with Santa
can you see him???
carousel ride at the mall.
haven't done that in 8 years.

recreation of last year
(we bonked heads in a picture after both of us were trying to block the other person's head. make sense?)

i was kind of supposed to be cross-eyed as well...

3 amigos

Sunday, December 19, 2010

but who's counting?

In 37 days, the 3 of us will be reunited. I just got really, really, really, really excited.
I love my sissies.

have yourself a merry little Coldplay christmas

I've had a bit of a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year-- just because I've been so busy busy busy! But yesterday I found this rendition of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' sung by Coldplay and it made my heart melt. Thank you Coldplay. I owe a wee bit of my Christmas Spirit to you.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Last Sunday it was my Mommy and Daddy's anniversary.
I love that they are still in love.
They are an amazing example to me and I love them very much.
Thanks parents.
You mean more to me than you could ever know.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

the gift disclaimer.

Christmas is next week. Next week!! When did that happen? Before I begin, you should know I love Christmas. And I do know the real meaning of Christmas and I believe it is ever so beautiful. However, that doesn't change the fact that gifts stress me out. I have so much to do still. I don't know what to get anyone. I wish everyone would stop being so humble and tell me exactly what it is they want. It would make my life so much simpler. I never feel like my gifts mean how I feel about said person. So, said person, when I give you a gift, please know that I love you more than what I am giving you because, as I said earlier, there is nothing that could ever express my love for you adequately.

Monday, December 13, 2010

B is for Blosil

On Saturday night, I ate a few of my feelings (it was a little necessary) and then went to Battle of the Bands at the velour with my rippin rad sister Katie. Her friend Jen Blosil was playing. Once again, Jen Blosil. You're gonna want to write that down. She is amazing. She is going to be famous one of these days. This is her on the right. You think her hair is cool? Just wait til you hear her voice. It's unlike anything I've ever heard. And it makes my heart melt at times because it's so raw and beautiful. Yay Jen Blosil!
On another note, it was the second time I've ever been around purely college students like that and I have breaking news for the world... they're not much different than high school students. That's almost a bummer. But I noticed they're awkward, cliquey and a wee bit immature. I guess a magic change doesn't happen the second you get your diploma. Snap.
ps don't get me wrong. im sure they're lovely people. but my whole life i thought everything was going to be a different. surprise to me! nonetheless, im still a little excited to go to college. good things are awaiting. i can feel it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Mum's Pretty.

Don't you agree?

Where I've Been...

Thank you so much to all who came! It always means so much to me.
Also, thank you Mama for helping out so much with the dinner, tickets, and sales. You are amazing.
And finally, thank you You are all so talented and so beautiful. It is my privilege and honor to dance beside you.