Monday, March 14, 2011

looking for me?

you won't find me on here...or on facebook.

but, if you want, you can read my weekly emails here

I am going to serve a full-time 18 month mission for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Málaga, Spain. I am going so I can tell people about their Savior, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.
It will be the greatest sacrifice I have ever made...
and I can't wait :)

God loves you.
just so you know


Thank you family/friends for coming to support me!
I am so so blessed.
I have the best family in the whole world!
Love you all!!

welcome to my best friend

rachel face.
this happens to be my bestest of all best friends of my whole life.
she is pretty.
we like to do fun things together. some of them very normal...others...not so much.
here are just a few:

make shirts
talk about boys
play with ketchup packets
take road trips
photo shoots
be crazy
paint things
ding dong ditch random objects at doorsteps
live on the beach
90% off clearance shopping
eat like not normal people do
be peru
budget meetings in target
make lists
sometimes acually accomplish things on our list...or not
build iron man
laugh a lot
curb eating jeep driving
listen to music
play with The Boys
send packages
go to shows
deal with my electronic issues
explore the strip
play with dinosaurs
have a slumber party and only sleep
make yummy things
talk about life
give blood
go to the temple
shop at di
fasion shows at lunch
quote funny things
wear ill fitting jewelry to the beach
be happy

basically, we love our lives.
it pains me to leave such an awesome friend
rachel really is the best friend i have ever had :) we have so much fun together. i love me some casey-rachel time. i don't know what i would have done without her through the last 5ish years of my life. she is freakin hilarious and makes me laugh all the time. plus, we are friends no matter what else happens. forever. that is the best. i'm grateful for a friend who is such a good example to me. she has a strong testimony that amazes me and is always ready and willing to serve anyone at any moment. i'm going to miss her so much. she makes me happy and i love her sooooo much.
so so so much.

happy cakes and daggers
[except not really anymore] :)

i love you friend!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

hey look

someone else did the picture taking this time! of me!!
sister jones was kind enough to let me be her subject a couple weeks ago. she is super talented and awesome. I was lucky to have the opportunity! plus, it was a lot of fun and it's good for me to be on the other side of the camera sometimes...although i like being behind it more :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

a day at the museum

"grandma" and i went with my little nephews to the lied children's museum last week
it was their special trip for saving coins in a jar we have


i'm pretty sure very few things are more fun to four and three year old boys than running around touching whatever they want

or spending the day with a fruit-by-the-foot in your pocket

they are really cute :)

and i had fun too!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

julia goolia

so...i hate to be redundant of every post i've ever made....
but i love my roommates.

my roommate juliette's birthday is on march 16th.
it's a big day
last year, i was ambitious enough to want to make her a video for her birthday
but not ambitious enough to follow through...the usual.
so, a year later, here it is! the infamous julio birthday video
i didn't bother making a blooper reel or
making it look really cool....cause it's just all there :)

watching this makes me miss those girls real bad

happy birthday juliette!!!
i guess i love you or something

p.s. you are SO young! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

one week


until i am officially a missionary.
boy, does the time fly.

but...just between you and me, i'm really excited
and nervous, too.

mainly, i'm going to miss my family. a lot.


they are funny. 
i like them. maybe i love them.

these pictures are from a barbecue we had on president's day. 
it was happy times :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

happy birthday george

today is george harrison's birthday.
if you ask me, that's something to celebrate. memory of the most underrated Beatle.
here is a little playlist.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dear Roommates of 208,

I'm really sorry this never happened.

I hope these make it better.
Also, I miss you.



Sunday, February 20, 2011

oh wait.

did i forget to mention the terrible part of my trip to rexburg?
(i really do try to focus on the positive)

i will tell you.

after the photo shoot on monday, kelle and jason dropped me off at the airport.
i said goodbye and went inside...not an unfamiliar feeling...
i've been there many times.
so i get up to the ticket counter and give the girl my id and itinerary and soul
and she says, "your flight is booked for march 14th"
not february 14th. crap.
totally my fault.
then she says, "here call this number" so i do...
and i hold...and hold...and hold....for a long time.
finally i talk to someone on the phone. it will be $70.
sure, whatever, just get me home right?
not so.
the girl at the ticket counter had to "clear me" on some list...
and apparently the computer wouldn't let her.
keep in mind there are only two gates in the idaho falls airport and rarely are they both operating at once and my flight had not left yet.
so both the girl on the phone and the one at the ticket counter say, "sorry"
and send me on my way, what?
that's real life.

so my lovely awesome roomie kelle came back for me...and i stayed another night in rexburg.
feeling a bit miserable.
i watched the guardian with kelle and jason while i figured out how to get home. saddest movie ever.
not my best valentine's night. lame.

the consensus was that i would take the salt lake express shuttle down to utah and my parents would drive up and get me.
(yes, i have the best parents ever and i'm very spoiled)


so maybe...this doesn't sound all that terrible as you read it.
but i was really hating this turn of events.
there was good that came of it :)
quite a bit actually.

first of all, i felt terrible as i called my two jobs to tell them i wouldn't be there the next day. but...when i called dsw a wonderful tender mercy by the name of Delores answered the phone and said,
     "oh casey? my little teacher casey? oh how are you mija?! i think about you sometimes and i just think you have the prettiest smile!"

thank you delores :) that compliment is happily accepted. (she calls me her "little" teacher even though i'm probably eight inches taller than her. haha)

next, the salt lake express.

for one, the salt lake express is actually very entertaining. interesting people on that little bus...haha i was loving it.
way too much.
the guy next to me had on hunting pants and ate beef jerky and sunflower seeds the whole time.
<---this guy had a cane with a
dragon head on it.
hunter boy was replaced by a girl with a huge pink bow tied around her neck like she was a present.

i was wearing sweats and a christmas cosby. (i fit the crowd of weirdos with beardos)
and there was an lds guy from england who was meeting his "mate" (or mission companion) at the salt lake temple.
and they were all very nice.


then i had 45 whole minutes totally alone with just my camera on temple square

needless to say...that was heaven and i took a ton of pictures.
i was wishing so bad that i could go inside...
but that's for another day :)

and finally, i got to ride back and spend time with my parents.
they are funny
good times :)

so...the moral of this very long story is...well, you can figure it out.

i've already said too much.