i'm chelseakate. my daddy calls me boj. thanks for visiting. enjoy. xoxo.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


I am reading.
A book.
Can you believe it?
A real book.
A novel.
Not a text.
Not a magazine.
Not even the back of a book.
A real life fo-shiz book.

What book could have possibly captured my interest?

This one.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart

What's crazier is that I'm actually excited to read it.

If you haven't guessed already, I'm NOT reader.
Nope, not at all.

If I do ever read, I'm weird and I like creepy murder mysteries.
This book ^ isn't one...
Yet I still really like it.

Next things we know, pigs will really fly.

K, bye. I'm going to read now.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

another fear CONQUERED!!!! bamm.

Today my family and I babysat my cute cousins, Beatrice and Sam. It was so much fun, they were both happy-campers and just little cute, joys to be around. It was also nice to have a fun play-day with them, to get my mind off of Springville's recent tragedy that has been really weighing on my mind {read previous post.} You always know when you spend the day with Bea and Sam, you're in for a good time and an adventure.

Today we decided to take the chillens to McDonalds. Not just through the drive-threw, though.



I am a very large germaphobe {..i have NO idea how to spell that word..} and I find it comforting to stay far, far away from places that are sticky, stinky, dirty, grimy, and all that. For those of you who have been inside any McDonald's play place, you know that the play area is the exact description of a germ.

A big, stinky, scary germ.

I was doing pretty good at just sitting at the table, keeping my mind off the nastiness surrounding me. Bea and Adi played darling-ly in the play area and they had a hoot.

I noticed something... Sam was watching Bea and Adi so closely. He had a longing in his eyes, almost as if he were saying, "I want to play in there!"

I, then, showed probably the greatest act of kindness and love I can show.

Thats right, I picked the little guy up and I took him up into the sticky play area and rode with him down the slide.

Thanks, Sam, for helping me conquer a fear. You rock.

Me saying, "YAY! I'm done with that!"

Get me out, please.
By the look on Sam's face, I think he was thinking the same thing.

I sent this picture to my friend... She told me it looks like I'm giving birth to a dressed, crawling baby, in a slide. Boy, that would be a weird birth, now, wouldn't it?!


It has been a hard week for Springville. On tuesday an amazing boy named Brandon was involved in a roll-over accident at the high school parking lot, after football practice. He was thrown from the topless jeep, and the jeep landed on him. He fought hard for several hours, however, yesterday Heavenly Father took him back home.
Springville has been different. Everyone is mourning, everyone is praying for the 3 other boys involved in the accident, and Brandon's family. When we got word of Brandon's passing, I think the whole city cried for a while. Brandon was just that amazing of a person. He'll be deeply missed, but its so good to know he is out of his pain and in a much better place.

We'll miss you BC#30!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

20 one

So cool story. Twenty-one years ago today, guess what happened?

My mommy & daddy got married.
In the Boise, Idaho temple.

See? I told you it was a cool story.

love you 2

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

There are so many rumors floating around about what has really happened and what hasn't, so I'm not going to start talking like I really know what is going on, but I wanted to ask you all a favor. Please pray for 4 of the greatest boys and their families from Springville. Today the 4 of them got into a topless jeep and were driving donuts in the high school parking lot, they lost control and rolled the jeep. 2 of the boys were thrown from the vehicle. To my understanding, 2 or 3 of them are released from the hospital while one boy is in the hospital in critical condition. I keep hearing he isn't very stable, but then I hear that he's doing okay, so I'm not really sure exactly how he is doing right now. He was thrown from the vehicle and the jeep landed on top of him. He has serious head, neck and spinal injuries. We're all hoping he makes it!

These 4 boys and their families need all the prayers they can get, each one helps. Please keep a prayer in your heart for them.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

{cat call}

Raja Bell...
I think I'm going to really like watching The Jazz, now.
Just sayin'...

da seesters & their coolness.

Do you remember back in the day when we were young and cool and super creative?
My sisters have just defeated all of my childhood creativity.

Check this out. They made a rocket out of a box. {Inside the box are all the nifty gizmo's you need to operate a space shuttle...even a laser.} Adi appears to be the astronaut, Savannah is "Houston."

Really, though, how adorable are they?

Friday, July 23, 2010

who ya gonna call? BUG-KILLERS!!

The night of July 22nd, 2010, was a good night for an outside late-night.
So thats what Cassie, Chelsea, Kourtney and I did.

{kourt. me. cass. (photo credit to chels)}

{kourney & i}


STORY TIME: We were just sitting in my grass then an evil, gigantic spider had the nerve to crawl across the blanket and terrorize us. We decided it was time to find the little nasty...

{Kourt & I searching...}
Then we found him. And we took care of him. He's good and dead, now.

{killing him...with a shovel}

Next we found a beetle. A giant, evil one.
Chelsea named him Joey. I think it fits.


{the dead nasty spider}
BASICALLY... We had a fabulous night and I must say, we are quite the bug-killers. So if you ever find yourself with a giant, horrifying bug... We're your gals!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Because I am sure you've all been dying of curiosity... I thought I'd finally let you in on my latest secret.
Jay Baruchel is my newest celebrity crush.
He's kind of dreamy, yeah?
In a unique way.
Yeah...Wow. I like him.

Monday, July 19, 2010

BRACE yourselves.

I am a

That is my big cheeser smile showing off my new teethies!
Wanna know what the best part was of all this glamorous business?
While they put the braces on...
They made me watch Air Buddies. {my new all-time LEAST fav. movie.}

Sunday, July 18, 2010

check ME out

Okay, so I feel like a big doofas posting a self-portrait of myself. But you guys need to do something, k?
Study this picture. Thats right...Study me over.
Check me out.
Tomorrow I will post a second self-portrait of myself.
Something will have changed.
Just be patient, you'll see.

Monday, July 12, 2010

"when it hurts to look back, and you're too scared to look ahead, just look beside you and your best friend will be there."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

my sincere apologies, aunt Julie.

Dear Auntie Julie,

Yesterday I went to the zoo with my mommy, sisters, Mere, Bea and Sam. It was lovely, mostly.

This is my kind of zoo animal.
This, too.
NOT this, though. That sneaky FREAKY iguana snuck out of his little enclosure somehow and decided to walk around the reptile house and make me almost pee my pants. I hate that stupid reptile.

As we went about the zoo, especially when we saw that beast, or when we saw bugs, snakes, bats, and any other creepy-crawly, I couldn't help but think of you, my cute aunt.
Remember when I used to chase you around our house with little fake bugs? How rude of me. Thats aunt torture! I am vowing to you I will never do that again.
I find that as I'm growing older, I am also growing to be more like you. All those reptile, bug, small rodent stuff...it gives me the heebie-jeebies. Even days after I see these little nasties, I can still feel them crawling over my body. I see rubber bands on the floor and jump and yelp cause I'm sure its a bug. Oh...Adi and Savannah now chase me around the house with fake bugs and reptile things.

Sometimes I contemplate crying.

I'm sorry I did that. Its terrifying.

Love, your now sympathetic niece,

p.s. what is your least favorite bug? mine? moths.