How do you measure a year?

I'm taking on the "picture a day" challenge for a whole year. Ought to be good.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Happy last day of January! Here's some cousin love from while we were watching "The Jungle Book" :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010


You know that feeling you had all day that you were missing out on something awesome? This was it.

(It's a joke. It was fine but nothing to keep you up at night stressed because you missed out. Just clarifying.)


I really don't have anything to say about this except "yum".

Thursday, January 28, 2010


These are one of my most favorite pairs of earrings ever. They cost me a whole $6 Hong Kong aka 85 cents US. You've got to love it.


I like beaches. I like finding cool stuff. I love finding cool stuff on the beach. These are some things off a beach on Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


So if you were like me you took a lot of trips to IKEA growing up and what (besides the candy) made the journey bearable? THE BALL PIT. And Ella has mini one of her own! I'm jealous.


In eighth grade I took an art class- I'm not really that good but I still liked it. The best part was this self portrait project. (And I'm going to tell you all about it whether you care or not.) We took a picture of ourselves, converted it to kind of block look thing, made it into a transparency, traced it onto a full size paper and marked what shade number everything was, picked a color and made it into a number of different shades, and painted it. That was five years ago now but it's still in my room. Can you see the resemblance?

Monday, January 25, 2010


Sunday was a family party for my mom and what you're looking at is Princess Tårta aka the best cake ever with some other delicious fika items in the background.

This is my two year old cousin Jonas- ain't he the cutest little thing?


So Alexandra already showed you we got running shoes so here's a skirt I got too. But guys- I'm SO ready for summer that it's not even funny.


Anyone else notice the mountains Friday? EPIC

My family has Mexican food a few select times a year: Mother's Day, my mom's birthday, when my dad's out of town, and a few random times inbetween. Friday was my mom's birthday.

Friday, January 22, 2010


So let the sun shine, in face it with a grin. Open up your heart and let the sun shine in!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


You know what? I like my eyeballs- even if they are broken.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Chinese food for dinner- hope this fortune's true!


"She was a lovely lady, with a romantic mind and such a sweet mocking mouth. Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the other, that come from the puzzling East, however many you discover there is always one more; and her sweet mocking mouth had one kiss on it that Wendy could never get, though there it was, perfectly conspicuous in the right-hand corner."
-JM Barrie, Peter Pan

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Being at camp this weekend made me really excited for summer because no matter how much I love it, there's something slightly off about camp in January.


On Saturday we ice skated and played Wally Ball among other things. Wally ball is volleyball except its out if it bounces once before you hit it or it hits the ceiling. I wasn't very good )but I didn't try to hard either...)


On Friday the Seattle Temple Youth Praise Team (minus the minors- missed you Isaac and Alexandra) went to play for the Young Adult Retreat at Camp Arnold. We came to camp right at sunset and it was the absolutely beautiful for lack of better words. No editing was done to these pictures just to better prove my point.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Rain+Oreo+Peppermint Hot Chocolate=YUM

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Wednesday |ˈwenzˌdā; -ˌdē|
the day of the week before Thursday and following Tuesday : a report goes before the councilors on Wednesday | they finish early on Wednesdays | [as adj. ] on a Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


This is Ella. We hang out.

Monday, January 11, 2010


"But when a young lady is be a heroine...something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way." -Jane Austen

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Orchids have got to be some of the classiest flowers out there.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Things I like: Blue skies and popcorn clouds

Friday, January 8, 2010


Poor choice of the day: wearing flats. (It rained...a lot.)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Let's play two truths and a lie. 1) My name is Amanda 2) I am awesome 3) I love math

p.s. I put two pictures because I liked both so...tough.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


This is the duck who lives in our bird bath in our front yard. He has no name that I know of. I'm thinking William...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Winter Quarter has started so I bought books today. I'm taking Pre Calc 120, Psych 101, and Biology 118. It's a really good schedule but it's going to be quite a bit of work :]

Monday, January 4, 2010


This is my front door. I thought it looked cool. The End.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Today the deLangen/Wennstig family had our last Christmas fika at my Mormor and Morfar's house. It was delicious.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Tea before bed with a good book- a lovely end to the day

Friday, January 1, 2010


And so it begins! These are just some pictures from a walk I took with Anders to the park before the Rose Bowl. Happy New Year! p.s. I saw The Princess and the Frog was actually pretty good if you're into the original Disney stuff :)