Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I've moved. Again.

Moving is my favorite, said no one ever. 2912 is no longer, folks. It is now 1305.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Ya know what's cool about my ward's FHE group? Afterward, we go to Magic Kingdom, where we watch a parade or two, meet some princesses, and ride some rides. Awesome, right? I think so.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


You guys. YOU GUYS. This is my face today:

Do you know why? Do you know what today is? Why, it's February 20th, Alex! Yes, self, yes it is. But it is also a blessed day because I have made it to the 400's.


How did this happen? (Well I'll tell ya how it happened, 300 long days have passed since I've seen my man.) Today marks 499 days until I see Elder BF again. And so, to celebrate, I will share with you 499 pictures of us:


Ugh. Just kidding. That would be torture, I'm sure. But that's what I feel like doing! I also feel like jumping up and down, dancing all day and all night, and going into hibernation for the next 499 days or so but I am not going to do any of that.

You're welcome.

I'll see you soon, goofball!
Good job, Curbs!!!!
I am so grateful that he has not only made it this long but has nonetheless excelled. I will admit that there are times when I have wished he was home but that's only on the surface because deep down, I know that he is in the right place and he is doing the right thing.
Here's to the next hundred!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Be Mine, Valentine.

Did you know I take pictures every Valentine's Day?  
Yes, it's a weird tradition, but I think it happens because I simply just love love and I want to celebrate it.
And I love the joy one inevitably feels from this holiday. 
Click HERE for my photos from 2010 (just for kicks).
(Don't I look so different now?)
A big thanks to Dano for getting me the coolest heart shaped twinkle lights for my birthday (which decorate the white asylum walls of my bedroom all year round), which I used in this shoot.

How were all of your Valentine's Days? 
Lovey, dovey and mushy, I hope. 
I had a pretty great day, myself. 
Elder BF certainly did not forget about me!
(He's such a keeper.)
But I'll have to tell you about it a little bit later because right now, I can hear the sound of the rain beating on my windows and roof and therefore, my bed stacked high with blankets and pillows, herbal raspberry tea, and my favorite movie of all time, You've Got Mail are all calling my name. 
Happy heart day, my friends!

No Take Backs

Since my Valentine is in New York, New York this year...
Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
I hope your day is filled with genuine happiness and love!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Happy (early) Valentine's Day, my friends! 

Love, Florence

Aztec on Aztec

I went to FHE on Monday night and this is the amount of people who looked at me, looked at my outfit and said, "Wow." And not in the good type of way but like the holy-moly-how-many-patterns-can-you-possibly-mix kind of way.

What can I say. If one has to be social in singles ward, might as well wear whatever one's heart desires. Right?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


This is Elder BF and his old companion, Elder Ivey. I was looking at pictures from his mission the other day and I noticed that he and Elder Ivey were kind of beginning to look like each other. I mean, look at their smiles! They're practically the same. As wonderful as I'm sure they were together, maybe it's a good thing Elder BF got transferred because if not, I bet pretty soon they would have started to look like twins.

Ps. This was us at temple square in 2011. Look how long his hair is then compared to how short it is now. Quite the difference, eh?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

20 Things (2 of2)

20 year old me.
  1. I hate, hate, HATE sharing my food with people who have their own. It's a completely different story if you're going hungry and you don't have any but if you do say, have your own lunch, and you ask  for a piece of chicken, I will give it to you but my insides will grrrr.  
  2. I have had the same signature since I was 13 years old. My sister Keke came up with it for me because she's artsy and cool and I'm not.  
  3. Oh how I dislike wearing mismatched socks. I got dressed in the dark the other morning and I made the mistake of grabbing one blue Nike sock and one teal Nike sock. Needless to say I felt very confused all day long.
  4. I noticed something weird in high school (seriously, be prepared to have your mind BLOWN). There have been lots of cutie patootie boys in my girl world and the majority of them have had the same initials. First name begins with a 'B' and the last name begins with a 'J'. How have they all had the same initials??? But that's not all. My whole life was just a teensy bit off. By like, one letter. Just move the B and the J forward and you get C and K. (Your jaw is open, isn't it. I told you so.)
  5. My first daughter's name will be 'Harper' and if anyone in my family steals it, we will have to have a discussion.
  6. I make promises. And I always keep them, ALWAYS. Except for one. I have broken one promise in my whole life and it haunts me every day. But the point is that it was so stupid. In tenth grade I sat in front of a girl who was on the ballroom dance team and one day before the bell rang she asked me if I was going to go to her ballroom concert that weekend because, she did, after all, come to mine the weekend before that. Guilt stricken, I told her yes, of course I would go... I didn't.
  7. My last tooth fell out in 3rd grade but I never gave it to the tooth fairy because I was sad that I no longer had any baby teeth left.
  8. In the Fall of 2011 I was highly considering going to FIT because they have a cool degree there, seriously it's awesome. It's called, 'Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design AAS'. It incorporates a lot of my interest areas and did I mention it was in New York City????? Awesome. However, in April of 2012, Mr. C got his mission call to... New York, New York. So bye bye FIT! I don't think I could really handle being in the same state (city even--) as him while he was on his mission.
  9. I have a book of lists, why? Because I like making lists, and it keeps my brain in order. The lists include my favorite foods, favorite musicians, possible majors, favorite quotes, the recipe for a perfect day, and how to say 'thank you' in 15 languages.
  10. I can (and do) quote every single episode of 'The Office', often with my sisters but mostly by myself. If you ever want me to prove it, I'd be more than happy to.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Ketchup to my Everything.

In my birthday package from the boyfriend was a flash drive with some pictures from his mission on it.
For cute.
In his last letter, he asked me to send it back with some new pictures of myself on it.
Awwwwww shucks.
At first I was like, sure! Why not?
But then I realized I send him pictures  (4x6 actual ones-- thank you Walgreens!) quite often and I didn't really have anything new to send his way.
So tonight I opened my Mac, borrowed my roomie's white board, and BAM.
Here was the result:

And how did you spend your Friday night?