Insta-update and Sunday INSPIRED linky party!

Its a rainy day here in Provo.
It was hard to get out of bed. 
Its a blogging and hw kind of day.
Exciting News: I have an iphone               Soon to be Exciting News: It will actually work as a phone. 
(We got an iphone 4 but are waiting for the unlock to come out so we can use it with tmobile)
I still use it to play bejeweled before bed or in the car – and am already addicted to instagram!
Here are a few life updates:
(left to right, top to bottom)
1. Back to DANCING! Since I sprained my ankle in October I haven’t been able to dance, and being back is wonderful. Let me tell you. (This was taken after we got back from class 1, and were so excited we came home to do abs :P)
2.  Benjamin has clothes I really like, including this banana republic pink sweater. He’s a stud.
3. But he also studies way too much, and by he I mean we. This semester is a killer.
4. He DOMINATED (and by dominated I mean climbed super well and placed second) in a climbing comp last weekend. 
5. What youtube has done to socialization.
6. My closet. Its a disaster. Its gotten some work since that picture, but not what it deserves.
7. Ben warming up for his basketball game this morning šŸ™‚ 
8. Dave turned 26 yesterday. We started dating the day he turned 25. If you haven’t read about our first kiss story – its rather entertaining šŸ™‚ 
In the meantime – WHAT has INSPIRED you this week?
Tomorrow is the second day of the link up – we had 10 last week…lets see how many more INSPIRED stories, quotes, and pictures we can share!
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend,
PS.  If you blog at BYU (or some school close by) – be sure to check back on Monday for an exciting announcement šŸ˜‰
PPS. Janna tagged me in this and while I already did the 11 fact/ question thing..I thought I’d still answer her questions:
{1} Where were you born?
Tokyo, Japan
{2} Who influenced you the most as a child?
My mom, obviously šŸ™‚
{3} Is there any significance to your name?
I am named after my great-great-great grandmother, Mary-Elizabeth Rollins. Her and her sister Caroline risked their lives to save pages of scripture when they were thrown from a burning printing press. They hid from mobs for hours in a cornfield before delivering them to the prophet.
{4} What’s your pet-peeve?
Cracking joints.
{5} What is your favorite color?
Blue – but to wear, Red.
{6} What song inspires you the most?
Wholly Yours by David Crowder Band (not the most but its a fantastic song)
{7} What is your favorite book?  
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
{8} What is your best piece of advice about blogging?
Post about things you love, and that are important to you, not what other people want to read. Blogging is about connecting and recording, but to do that you need to be true to yourself.
{9} Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Still happily married, a lot smarter, a little more mature, with the cutest little children you’ve ever seen. (and hopefully a few steps closer to saving the world)
{10} What makes you, you?
I believe I am defined by what makes me happy. Right now, thats God, my family, school, dance, traveling, and food.
{11} Do you like me?

YES                           NO

Go check out her blog, she’s great! And be sure to come back tomorrow for sunday’s INSPIRED!


  1. Totally understand the hw/blog kind of day!
    That's today for me šŸ™‚
    Gloomy outside = PJs and computer/school books!


  2. How did you guys get in to climbing? My boyfriend has expressed interest in trying it out so we're going to look in to an indoor facility one afternoon! Thanks for your comment today šŸ™‚


  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! How cool that you were born in Tokyo? Did you live in Japan as a child?

  4. I love iPhones! Hopefully you can unlock yours soon!

    Thanks for following, I'm following you now too!

    Excited to read more!


  5. We totally did the unlock thing on t-mobile when we first got married. It saves a lot! We are back to AT&T now though. I broke my hubs 3gs trying to downgrade the jailbroken-ness so don't ever try that! =)

  6. Aww thanks boo!! I love C.S. Lewis too and I will totally link up tomorrow!

  7. What's inspired me this week is how my friends are rallying to my aid to help rescue and send my German shepherd to me from Washington State now that my ex has crashed and burned. 6 more days till my doggie arrives.

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