Sunday, December 12, 2010


Today I realize how grateful I am for promptings. Without promptings, I would be in a very different place right now. Listen to the little spiritual prods, and get awesome life bonus points. Thanks Promptings! Awwww shucks. I'm blessed.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Christmas Cave Adventure

Last night was: The Christmas Cave Adventure. Yes. I titled my evening. Neil thought it was tacky too. But I felt it was fitting. I discovered my new favorite cave. Canteen Springs Cave. It was deliciously cool. It's spoiled with lots of features and tight little squeezes that remind me to never let my hips get any bigger. And to make the cave even better, a dude got trapped inside under a boulder last week. There were still blood marks on the rocks. I know that shouldn't make it cooler, I know, I know. But... GAH! Bloody cave=5 points more awesome on my Awesome Things Scale (ATS). And the guy lived. So no biggie.
Little Ice Buddies! Formed in Canteen Springs. Credit goes to Neil and his phone.

When we finished with the cave business, Jane, Bryan, Neil, Liz and even Meo (what the heck happened to Layne?!) helped decorated the tree that Neil and I cut down with Neil's family in Morgan. Ok lie. Neil cut it down. I was more like the tree cutting cheerleader. Whatever. Anyway, I think the tree is perfect. Jane and I think we could even leave it up till March.
Suprise suprise. Another bad picture. Ignore my teary eye and 3 front teeth that seem to be levitating to a new area of my face. Instead, focus on those Christmas trees (one for us, one for Cindy)!! 

Bad picture. I know. (Unfortunately, my camera continues to...not work.) BUT here is  our cute little Christmas tree all decked up!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2 Words: New. Closet.

I know. It may seem like I've run out of things to blog about, BUT this is extremely exciting for me.

Fun/interesting facts about my new closet:
It's really cool.
Neil built it all by himself and he didn't even feel good.
Neil built it in a single day.
There are 16 slots for hanging pants.
It's custom fit to my awkward room.
It says "Made with love, Dr. Neil Donald Johnson".
It put's Jane's closet to shame. Sorry Jane.

No this isn't my new closet. This is the pre-new-closet picture...  While rolling the stupid thing around it snapped, I tried to hold my closet up and save it for at least 10 minutes, I finally failed and watching my closet break and crumble to the ground. My heart crumbled a bit too.

This is Jane's closet.

This is me. Dying of happiness because I have my very own custom fit closet. Yes, happiness is killing me.

Thanks Neil! You're so talented.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I'm really hoping that you're looking at the title of this blog and thinking..."Oh. Hm. Katie is getting into the plural marriage thing." Well, not exactly. This title refers more to the cave names: Polygamy Cave and Polygamy's End. This weekend I had the opportunity to explore these caves and go spelunking with Lance and some of his fellow friends. And when I say spelunking I mean, SPELUNKING. The hardcore kind were you feel super cool cause you are wearing a grungy suit and you have this equipment attached all over you to keep you from plummeting to your death and stuff. This was my first caving experience and I absolutely LOVED every little bit. Loved it. Passionately. I don't want to get all braggy or anything, but I think I could be pretty good at it. Professional even. Ok joke, I'm getting a big head. But, I'm awkwardly flexible which comes in handy when trying to squeeze ones body through a narrow little crack. And trying to squeeze through stuff just so happens to be more thrilling than I had imagined. So, I hope I can lurkily invite myself on more trips. Cause, that'd be pretty fantastic. For me anyway... *basks in the selfishly, lurky, and thoughtless moment she's having*

Of course my camera is submerged underwater and Neil is to cool to model all his excellent gear anyway. So I found this really lame picture on google images. Just so you children can get a better mental picture of how cool I am. You're welcome. 

I know. I'm doing it. I hate to be a Debbie Downer but I must tell a sad story on my lets-stay-positive-and-upbeat-blog. This sad story is actually my happy story (above) from someone else's eyes ...Neil's eyes to be exact. While I was having a magical time in caves, Neil, who was supposed to be with us on this adventure, had to work. Can I get a "BOOO...." from my blog followers? Yea. Major boo moment. And not only did Neil not get to go, he had to give ME all of his caving equipment to use. Big deal. Because this equipment cost him 100's of dollars, took time to get, and was all BRAND SPANKIN' NEW. On top of that Neil's one true love is now caving. Yes. He's literally attracted to them. He obsesses over caves, reads about caves, spends countless hours studying them on the internet, he talks about caves, I bet he dreams about caves, and I'm secretly willing to bet he's aspiring to live in one someday (cave sweet cave). So for me to be going with all of his stuff and him having to stay home, I could here his heart crack a little. Neil is an absolute sweetheart. That boy is golden. I greatly under appreciate him and all he does for me. Lance made the comment "I can't believe you took his stuff and just went caving without him! I'll be surprised if he's still around for you when you get home." Dang. Lance is right. If I would have been Neil, I would have thrown my ascender at my own face, rolled a rock over me, and ran away. Woah woah woah. I just read over that. I swear I'm not condoning physical abuse. The point I'm trying to make is: I feel bad that I had such a marvelous day and Neil sacrificed to make mine that good while his was kinda lame-ish. I hope some parts where good. Either way, thanks Neil.

In other news:

I was Juuudy The Lawrence Welk singer with little hands for Halloween. Bomin'.
No clue what I'm talking about? Click here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I recently had a perfect trip to Hanksville, UT. (Note: PERFECT=miserable, scary and awkward.) Neil, James, and I went on a canyoneering trip to the Maidenwater Slot Canyon. You'd think by the name we'd be 100% prepared for water. Fail. There was WAY more water and WAY more repelling than we had planned for. We came prepared for an 8 hour canyoneering experience with 7 repels and 1 pothole deep enough to swim in. Sounds charming. What we got was over 9 hours of canyoneering, 14-15 repels, and countless potholes in which we were forced to swim. We had to strip our clothes off in order to stay warmer and be able to swim through the deeper-than-expected potholes. There were some times I was afraid someone might drown or freeze. I know. Call me a drama queen. But we were all pooped. Picture this: A girl, walking through a narrow slot canyon in her underwear, covered in muddy water that smells horrible, body and backpack soaked in 40 degree water, body rolled in dirt to take away moisture and cold, scrapes all over her body from repelling half naked over sandstone, food/camera/clothing/boots/backpack/repelling equipment absolutely soaked and weighing more than normal, feminine problems kicking her butt, watching her canyoneering buddies try to stay calm, her muscles burning, and shivering for about 4 and 1/2 hours straight. Can you see her? Now imagine her dirty near naked self making it back to the car. Finally. Yes folks. That is a fine, FINE feeling. FINE. Some magical stuff happened in that canyon. Yes sir. I loved it. And on to the next adventure...
We managed to save the pictures from our cameras. Here, I stand next to one of the many potholes I had to swim through. Notice the highlights of this picture which include: (1) the fact that you can't see the beginning to this watery stretch of doom. (2) The murk in the water. It smelled really bad. I'm going to throw out 3 wild guesses: bat feces, rat feces, and old berries. (3) I feel cold.
The gangs all hear

In Other News:

Neil, you're my favorite. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gah! Boo! *fizzle*

Title's kinda weird, right? It's just my sound effects when I realized how badly I needed to update my blog. Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to do the bulleted quick update with absolutely no detail. Well, that's probably ok with anyone that is reading. Yes. All 2 of my followers that I'm SURE read every post. : )

1. My mother and I took Neil, Garett, and Becca (in glitter form) up to Table Rock a few weeks ago to celebrate Neil and Garett's birthday. We brought birthday cake to eat on top and everything. So... I thought that was pretty awesome-ish. Happy Birthday Neil and Garett! Hope it was a good day!

2. I've officially moved into the upstairs of my house. Holy heck. I'm so pleased!

3. Started school this week! My schedule and tuition is all messed up, but hey, gives me something to do right?

4. Embarrassing story moment that to this moment, still cracks me up: So, I went to my first day of school. I got up and got all dressed for the day. I was rockin' my oversized sweatshirt and leggings. I went to class, bought a book for school, got some other stuff taken care of, and then I came home. When I got home, I kneeled on the ground and I felt my cold heel press against my butt. I thought "Hm. That's not right. I should not be able to feel that." So I stood up and looked in the mirror. Holy crap. My leggings had split clear down the butt exposing my crack for the world to see. Awesome. Good first day of school. Ha!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Stars and Just Some Awkward "Life" Crap That Happens, Yet I Freakishly Enjoy...

So meteor shower last weekend! Mmm... (First Night): Thank you Lady Jane for inviting Neil and I to tag along up to Tony's Grove to watch. It was just perfect! (Second Night): Neil and I attempted to star gaze again at the North Logan cemetery. It was pretty ok until the sprinklers popped up on us. We got a little drenched. Woot! I love it.

Neil has been living on my couch  for the past week due to some unfortunate family events. I won't say anything else except: I'm sure glad SOMEONE is out of SOME house so SOMEONE ELSE can move back in. There. No names mentioned. This chain of events has been so interesting to me! It's just been a mind bending week, filled with intense-ness. I like that! While I feel bad for the people involved, I just can't get enough. Due to this event and other past events, I'm kinda thinking I'd like to go into a career field such as Social Work. Everyone I've talked to likes the idea. Except my parents. Gah! We'll see what happens.

Here is a picture Neil and I took and gave to my roommate Jane for her birthday. It was meant to be an impersonation of the famous Marilyn and James picture she owns, but when we posted it on facebook everyone just thought we were tacky and weird. THIS ISN'T A NATURAL POSE PEOPLE!! Geez...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I am SO SLEEP DEPRIVED! Ashley, Townson, Harry, Neil and I went on a very spur-of-the-moment trip to UNION FALLS in YELLOWSTONE. It was so fantastic. While Union and the heated hot springs river were just wonderful, the entire trip was epic. Neil and I were totally running on little to no sleep. And we think we were in the car for at least 12 hours out of the 27 hours in which this adventure took place. I just gotta say... I love adventures and spontaneity. Those things just tickle me pink.

Just an awkward shot of the underneath parts of a waterfall.

Gah! I just love this spot! Dead trees meets new life. Woo!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I am a blessed, blessed daughter of God. I know who I am and I know where I'm going. And I'm thankful for the relationship I have with my Heavenly Father.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fantastic Happening: Beginningish Part of June Edition.

1. Road trip with Cindy. Monk monastery, Rainbow Gardens, little shop in Eden, chocolate, ect. Love.
2. Found the real live Mexican Zing that Ashley and I obsess over. Squealed for a solid 7-10 to minutes.

3. Totally found notes leading to an antique box and a necklace under my car. There is a sweetheart lurking around my house. ; )
4. Calling upgrade. You're looking at the new Activities Chairman for the 30-somethin' student ward!
5. Finished Psych!!
6. Took a homeless man to lunch today. Crossed this off my bucket list.

7. Mmm.... Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae binge may have ended? Probably a good thing. 
8. Jack's Wood Fired Oven=Greatest Pizza in Logan+Coolest People Ever
9. My old sign language video was finally posted on facebook. I'm so proud...
10. One word: Facial.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I'm Just Really Hot.

I have discovered my awkward charisma can be captured with a camera much easier than I had originally realized. But oh how these pictures give me the giggles. Maybe, someday, I will put them in a portfolio for a modeling agency of some sort...

Thrilled to be at the spud museum.

With the worlds largest ball of barb wire.

Waking up in Zions.

Giving birth at Bear Lake.

'Worlds Worst Wedgie' in the Wind Caves.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Some Trashy White Hoes...

I didn't realize how much I miss little Kaylen, Susan, and Kelsey until they came to visit! Oh yay! Who feels special now? (The answer is totally: me.) Nudist camping, tattoo parlor hunting, Persian Peacock, brownie everydaes at the penis table at Caspers, wind tunnel, unicorn temporary tattoos, convertible? Does this sound awkward to the max? Yes? Probably cause it was.  
I need to make some uglier friends.

In other news:
Signs is like the greatest movie ever! I'm alarmed by the fact that no one enjoys it quite like I do. 

I created a significant acid spill at work yesterday. I placed a lawn mower battery on a cart upside down. The acid leaked all over the RETURNS floor, then created a path from the RETURNS desk to the back of the store when it was moved. THEN over night, it leaked so much that it took 4 boxes of baking soda to neutralize the spill. There are now 2 permanent white "puddles" and a very visible path throughout the store connecting the 2 puddles. I felt bad, but I couldn't stop laughing. How retarded am I? When I asked to put my signature on the puddle, all my manager could say was, "It's a good thing we like you Katie."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I admit: I miss Mark.

Let it be known that one of my best friends will enter the MTC tomorrow. I'm going to miss you, Mark Call Heiner. I'm so proud of you and the decisions you've made. You've been such a good friend through thick and thin. I'm so happy for you I could just pop. Do work and I'll see you in 2 years.

Trans-Zions Trekkin'

Last week I went backpacking through ZIONS! Camped out 4 Nights. Hiked 3 days and 40.8 miles.  Awww yeeeaaaaa...... who's tough now? I have the greatest KEEN tan line, which I am so proud ofMy pack was probably the lightest but only because I'm a great packer... or rather I depend on other people to supply my deodorant, toothpaste and other hygiene products. ; ) Most amazing trip EVER! Here are some pic's.

Just waiting for that flash flood to get here. Annnyyyy second.

Hey look. I found Kolob Arch.

Just the average foot picture featuring Deady the Deer.

Hey look! It's the brightly female portion of our trekkers. 

Neutral tones: home sliced male crew.

Meh. Average view.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Theme Song

I think... I have a new...THEME SONG. This is now being added to my large collection of theme songs.

40 Day Dream-Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Let's Cross Our Fingers.

Woot! Went to the JAZZ game this weekend with Mark. Plus, I went shopping with my aunt and my mom. What a bonus to my awesome week!! 
Thanks Mark!! P.S. You're awkward.

Things I'm crossing my fingers for this week:
1. I found the most darling house and I WANT IT!! Hopefully I score it for Fall...
2. Working on getting work off for my five day backpacking trip in Zions. Trans-Zions Trek and Angels Landing. Looky here:
3. To find a snow free trail to hike this week.
4. Get into USU, register, and get that crap all that figured out.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I LOVE Logan, UT. 

If I were a tree, this is the tree I'd wanna be.

The greatest "miss" picture ever. Cindy=Love

Favorite temple! Logan Temple: It's all mine. (Once the awkward lovey couples leave of course.)

I WAS MEANT TO BE HERE. That is all.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yep. It's Blog-able.

Hello. First blog ever, right here!  Special, I know… So what’s a first time blog without a list? This is stuff that’s just been on my mind lately. And as I pondered, I realized it was blog-able. So here goes…
1)   1) You can find the humor in EVERYTHING. Yes, this can be dangerous to say, but I said it. I believe it.
2)   2) Miracles happen everyday. Please recognize.
3)   3)Good and positive things come from every situation. Whether you recognize this or not, depends on your state of mind.
4)   4) EVERYTHING that happens to you, everyone you meet, and everything you do, was 100% meant to be and meant to happen. We are impacted and we make an impact. That’s just what we do.
5)   5)The world can be a sick and twisted place, but why dwell on the bad? Seriously. Why?
6)   6)Happiness is not hard to have and it is not a difficult thing to create.  Big or small, happiness is all around us. We just have to recognize that it can always be found.
7)   7) If you want something bad enough, you’ll get it. It’s determination and you can have 100% of what you want in life if you know how to go about getting it.
There ya have it. And welcome to my blog. It’s the amazing, awkward, stupid, and funny stuff that fits right into my life. Virtual high five.