that time that kelsey came to p-town


i’m back for what’s becoming my monthly blog post. even though this post is wildly delayed. as you can see in the picture above… kelsey harrison came to p-town! (foreva ago, but it cant be ignored) i miss this girl literally every day. we have an abnormal amount of fun together, and i couldn’t ask for a better best friend (or solitary blog reader). but for about five days it was just like old times! except we weren’t in her room eating ben and jerry’s or studying art history. or eating ben and jerry’s. after a heartwarming reunion at the airport we headed straight for temple square and witnessed at least 16 weddings. all of which featured brides who were probably 12 years old. we didn’t want to feel left out though so we took the classic wedding photo in front of the temple. we’d make a cute couple no?



temple square was followed by a trip to city creek. which may have included us giggling like schoolgirls in the disney store and being the only people there taller than four feet. we’re extremely mature. but the fun didn’t stop there! how could it when kelsey and megs are together. (i think we need a couple name. kegs? melsey? i’ll work on it.) the rest of the day included lots of confusion with the train, strange men yelling at us while eating pizza, quite possibly witnessing a drug deal, and getting stranded at a sketchy (yet delicious) mexican restaurant. overall a successful day.


i’m not going to give details for every single day that kels was here. mostly because she’s probably the only one reading this, and she was there so… but suffice it to say that the five days that she was here were some of the best ones of my college experience. if i didn’t want to go to college with kelsey before (which i did) i definitely want to now. she’s the best.


christmas break (part one)




i apologize for my absence to all my avid readers (that’s you kelsey). but i’m back with tales of christmas break! let us begin…

you see that hipster man up there? that is big baker (a.k.a dad) complete with fake bangs. yes, i own fake bangs. a girl’s gotta look good. speaking of looking good, do you see my sibs? they are all pretty much models. us bakers are just irresistibly good looking. it’s a curse. speaking of a curse. my whole fam bam has been cursed with a recent obsession with cats. especially these little cuties. i am officially destined to be a crazy cat lady and the proud owner of that delightfully heinous teapot that i discovered at a local antique shop. speaking of antique shop… fine i’ll stop that. anyways, i got good use out of my disneyland pass for the last couple times for who knows how long. tears. i went with the lovely kelsey and laura and had a blast. if you ever want to hear walt disney’s opening speech or hear some fun facts about the castle we’re the gals to ask. some talkative employee’s gave us a quick disneyland history lesson and we are pros now. i went later in the week with mama and luke which was a blast. we decorated cookies (each cookie was a low price of six dollars! gotta love amusement park prices). i also had the pleasure of taking a picture with the country bears. one of them literally had his hand (paw?) in my armpit and is tickling me. creepy? yes. i am not exaggerating in the least when i say that i am colder here in “sunny” california than I ever have been in p-town. you can see mother dearest trying to warm herself up with my scarf. supposedly an efficient technique? i have been exercising my “home from college” sunday perks by joining my mom in nursery (dad joined in too) instead of going to sunday school/relief society. best choice i ever made. snack time, toys, and a bubble machine. those kids have it made. look forward to christmas break part two in the near future. try not to die of the suspense.


the baker fam bam (including myself) is doing a gratitude journal for thirty days leading up to thanksgiving. each day there is a quote and a writing prompt to focus on. i decided to post some of my thoughts on here from the days that aren’t too personal. today’s prompt says to think of someone i know who focuses on the positive. immediately I thought of one of my absolute best friends, kelsey.

this beautiful young lady is one of the most positive people that i know. she has a constant, contagious smile on her face. she is a superstar when it comes to choosing to be happy, even when she’s going through something difficult. it took me years of being close to kelsey to finally figure out how to tell when something is wrong because unlike myself, she doesn’t vent about every single little problem. she chooses to think and talk about the good things.

sometimes it’s hard for me to believe, but kelsey is not 100% perfect. she’s close though. like anybody, she talks about her problems sometimes. the thing that makes kelsey different is that she doesn’t let them consume her. she doesn’t pout around waiting for someone to ask her what’s wrong. she manages to make problems seem light. when i talk to her about “hard” situations in my laugh, i usually end up laughing about them in the end.


i positively love spending time with kels because i know that she is a guaranteed happiness booster. not once have i driven home from her house feeling worse than when i went there. now that is an awesome friend. i’m so lucky to have this girl as my friend, and even though i am freezing my butt off in p-town and she is still in california, i know she is always here for me to brighten my day. when i grow up i want to be just like kelsey harrison.