Thursday, April 23, 2015

My name is Paige! I love to write.. obviously! Right here, right now I share with you the crazy, random thoughts that float around in my head. By this, I hope that one day someone with fall in love with my mind, and maybe understand just a little about my quirky self. I love life and hope to help you enjoy the journey too:)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Remember When...

Remember when...
I used to competitively dance??? Those were the days:) But I have learned so much more about myself, my family, and God by not being so involved in the "dance world." It was fun while it lasted!

 Remember when I drove this snazzy thing??? It was quite embarrassing.. especially when Preston would "crank the base" and roll down the window and dance like he was a gangster in the school parking lot.  We all know he is the whitest person on this planet, but it was very entertaining:) I love you Preston!
 Remember when I lived in a town with a population of 915.  It was a great experience but... sorry to say I have no desire to live in that small of a town for a long while.  Great memories were made in Grace though.  It will always have a very special place in my heart <3
 Remember when Grandpa forced me to take a golf lesson from him?? I hit about two balls in one hour and was soooo incredibly hungry... but according to grandpa it was necessary that I learned how to golf before we could go get food:)
 Remember when I read this incredibly inspiring book? Words cannot describe the respect and admiration I have for Elizabeth Smart! READ IT!!
 Remember when the Simmons Fam discovered the babba?? ... and took countless pictures with them? We are oh so interesting:)
 Remember when Kelsey gave Preston Jesus socks? This is quite fitting considering that Preston is such a wonderful kid and strives to be like our Savior Jesus Christ every single day:) I wonder if he wears them on his mission??
Remember when we Graduated?? Yeah BABY!!! I was so pumped to get out of that place they call highschool.  I love the college life!

XOXO- Paige

Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas FUN!!!

Wow!!! Its been quite a while since I've blogged.  SO much has happened:
- I finished my first semester of college.. which required me to have to leave my AMAZING friends becasue I am off track until spring
- Went back home for the last time before my family moves to spend Christmas
- Went on a fun trip to visit both sets of Grandparents and my favorite cousins from Indiana
- Transitioned down to Murray, Utah. Im back at Roseleaf baby!!!

While at home I hung out with my one of my favorite people- my other Paige!!!

We went shopping, ate dinner at two different restaraunts to accomidate both of our cravings ( I've decided, true friends watch eachother eat:), and saw an awesome christmas lights show!!!

On Christmas Day my family went to The Village to see a movie, which is now a tradition.  We saw "Into the Woods" which I thought was incredible!!! I wish my life was a musical!  Actually, I wish I was good at singing:)

Annual Sister Pic^^^

The three Amigos.. We miss Preston:(

Kelsey came up with the caption: "The Mormon, Macklemore, and the Model." Pretty fitting:) haha!

CD and I hung out one night, just the two of us, and went to Bowl of Heaven! YUMMY!!

My ABSOLUTE favortie thing we did was facetime Preston.. excuse me Elder Simmons, Christmas morning.  He is serving an LDS missio in Santiago, Chile and is loving every minute of it!!  He has changed and grown so much! I miss my twinner but I know he is where he is suppose to be.  Only 19 more months:)

I spent New Years at my Grandma and Grandpa Robison's and was able to see my favorite cousins Brooklyn and Lydia who live WAY too far away!!  We played cards and talked allll night and into the morning.  Yes, I did stay up till 1 am! Its a miracle!

As of now I am searching for a nanny job in Utah, taking an online Child Development class, and meeting new friends along the way.  Although I do miss school, I think my new adventure is off to a good start:)

XOXO- Paige

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Favorite Breakfast!!!

Hello... I have a new favorite breakfast I thought I'd share. 
This is quinona. My friends think its what hipsters eat. It is a grain kind of like rice, kind of like oats, but WAAAYYY better!  You can cook it on the stove top or in a rice cooker and make a giganitc batch to last you all week.  It is very filling too:)

After heating the quinona I drizzel some honey on top, sprinkle cinnamon and glob some peanut butter on there.

Then add rasberries or any other berry you'd like. I also think some coconut shavings would be super delicious!!!
Hope you enjoy!
XOXO- Paige

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Christmas Tree Adventure

Last weekend I went on a Christmas Tree Adventure with Austin and is brother and sister in law.  We drove up to a forest in the mountains to chop down a tree... This was a new experience for me as my family has always had a fake tree.
We trudged around in the freezing cold for about an hour searching for the perfect tree.  The boys also got some of their energy out by running around throwing snowballs at one another.  

Austin found a mini tree for his apartment (displayed below) and his bro and sis in law found a slightly bigger one^^^ (displayed above)  Sawing down the tree was a lot of work, of course, I was just supervising but boy did it tire me out watcing them;) haha! 

I call this the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree:)

After changing our wet clothes Austin and I went over to his bros house to help them decorate thier tree and  wrap presents while listening to christmas tunes.  It made it feel a little bit like Christmas. Except for the lack of snow here in Rexburg.. its quite sad:(   Then we watched Over the Hedge... not so christmasy but its ok:)

Bye Bye College

Looking back at this picture makes me laugh.  I was so oblivious and uncertain as to how my first semester of college would go.  But I was hopeful! And although it was really rough, I can look back and smile, because honestly without the wonderful people that I met, I wouldnt have been able to make it.

Annie and Syd:)

Tuesdays Devotional! This is a pic of when Elder HOLLAND came to speak to us!!! It was such a powerful message encouraging us to be happy.  And it was exactly what I needed at that time in my life!

Finished my 15th journal!

Weekly Temple visits! Probably my favorite part about this campus was the fact that I could walk to the temple whenever I wanted!

Love my FHE Family!!!

Lastly, I love this quote<3  College is a place to discover who you are.  I definetley feel like Ive done that.  The friends Ive met have helped me come out of my shell and be myself.  Ive also come to know whose I am.  I am a daughter of God and I know that he loves you and me!  He loves us individually and if you are ever in need of help of strength I know that he is always willing to help us.  I have seen his hand in my life, literally, every single day of my college experience.  Being on my own, I have grown even closer to The Lord.  God is Good:)

Tijuana, Mexico Round 2

Over Thanksgiving break my mama and I went down to Tijuana, Mexico to visit my doctor.  Yes, I know it sounds sketchy! If you are not aware already, I have had digestion problems for the past 6 years and we have been working to get to the bottom of it.  I am  hopeful that this doctor is our solution.
This time, we drove...17 hours.  It really wasnt that bad though.  I only drove for 1.5 hours and mom was freaking out the entire time so she took over:) Im really not a bad driver though... I promise!  Instead of checking into the hotel in San Diego we decided to go to the beach.  
    The closest beach was called Boarder Field.  Quite ironic becaue it was literally right next to the boarder of Mexico.  See that fence? Yep, the other side is mexico.  We met a security officer who has to sit on the beach all day to monitor so people dont try to hop the fence or swin around to come to America.  
     Unfortunatley, you cant swim in the ocean because when it rains all of the sewage from the Tijuana River floods into the ocean contaminating it.  Gross! I was really sad:( I wanted to swim!

The next day we made our way into Mexico. Yes, my MOM drove into Mexico with HER CAR!! The drivers there are like mini Italians and my mom says to are either an offensive driver or an offended driver. Haha! She did an excellent job!

So pretty much every day we went to the clinic right across the street from our hotel to get treatment until about 4 oclock.

The bacteria I had last time is completely gone! Yayy! But I still have some other abnormal cells that we need to get back to normal:) I will be going back at the beginning of March for HOPEFULLY the last time.

In the evening we would go out on the town:) One night we went to this AMAZING movie theatre with GIGANTIC recliners!!! We saw Mocking Jay and I accidentally fell asleep... Whoopsy!

     This is our absolute favorite meal at "the grass hut restaraunt." Spicy Grilled Shrimp with rice pilaf and veggies! YUM!~

And... I got sushi!!! But it wasnt that great. Too bad so sad!

It was perfect weather- 75 degrees. SuN sHiNiNg

We also went to this organic vegan and diabetic bakery!  The owner spoke little english but was so sweet and nice! She served us dinner even though technically serving hours were over.
    Everyone at the hotel and clinic are soooo kind to us!!! I wish Americans were like that!

At the clinic getting Chelation ( an IV which cleans your blood)

Being weirdos... wait a minute. Being OURSELVES:)

The coolest trees in the world. According to me:)

Till next time Tijuana:)