"Life isn't about finding yourself; it's about creating yourself. 
So live the life you imagined."



I don't even know why I am blogging, I guess to help put a stop to this madness in my head since I don't journal often (which I know being a good mormon I should), but I don't. So cyberspace you get a little glimpse of my inner-being today.

I guess I am not upset or mad, I am not struggling with life, I am more just boggled. When I was 16 years old I had planned out the rest of my life. Go to the U, become a Chi Omega, marry some hot guy before I graduate. After that have three children, live in a nice house, travel my butt off and enjoy the life I wanted.

So here I am... finishing up my second to last semester of my entire college career. No husband, no sorority and a completely different outlook on life. The thing is, right now I don't need a husband and I am fine not having the security blanket of a sorority.

I used to fear change, a lot. I think I am starting to embrace and maybe even crave change. Not knowing where I will be a year from now gives me a little joy.

Today has been a day of reflection and contemplation. Some say college is for finding oneself. I disagree, I don't think there is ever a point where you "find"yourself, just points in your life when you discover parts of yourself.

I guess I am realizing that (as cliche as this sounds) things really do happen for a reason. People come in and out of my life, and even though they don't know it, they are helping me find "Beth Welch". I learn things from friends, family and strangers that have helped me so much.

So far I have discovered I am an excited, determined girl. Who at times is hopeful and naive, which at times can lead to disappointment, but mostly I love who I am, and where I am and I am excited to see what happens tomorrow!


Oh happy day!

Dear Megan (aka ho bag)

You are now no longer a teenager! Congratulations, and Happy Birthday! I love you with all of my heart and I cannot wait to spend another crazy year with you. Until next April 26th....

P.S. You are too beautiful for words. 

P.S.S. "Land ho.. accentuate the HO!"

Beth (aka skank face)



This past sunday my incredible best friend Jess had her mission farewell. She did such a wonderful job discussing charity and sharing her beautiful testimony. The feeling in the meeting was one of such peace and love. Anyway after the meeting my family and I were able to host a little luncheon at our house for Jessica's friends. It was such a fun time and a beautiful day! Jess has so many people who love and support her and it was so fun to meet all of these wonderful people! Here are some pictures of the event.


So trendy...

Ok so I admit it, I went to the Holi Krishna Festival a few weeks ago. I know, it is the newest trendy event, but it was actually really cool to participate in something so different than what I am used to. If you don't know, this is a Hindu festival full of dancing, eating and throwing colored chalk at peoples faces. It was a really fun way to spend the afternoon and I know I will be there next year!



So this year for spring break I thought I was probably going to just stay home and work, but after Jess got her mission call we decided to take one last "sister" trip for 18 months! So we headed south to find some sun and shopping. I loved spending time with Megan and Jess, I love them so much and I am so excited for the adventures that both of them have coming up.

While in St. George we stayed with one of my good friends that I met in Ecuador, Crystal! She is going to Dixie College and was so nice to let us stay on her couch! Haha thanks choncho!
After St. George we headed to Vegas and stayed with Parker and Dave. It was awesome to sneak megan into the club (she is 19), shop till we dropped, and pool hop! They are such great guys! More pictures to come with them!



Happy Easter to everyone!
This past week was filled with easter spirit including...

Dying beautiful eggs (as seen to our left)

Conference that reminds us to keep the Savior in our hearts, especially during this Easter season!

My mom buying me a beautiful Easter purse! Thanks mom!

And today my family and I will feast on glorious food... and that is great!