Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I've been home for a few days now. I love taking care of my roses again and not having to make my own food. My mom is making me Mac 'n Cheese as I write this. Mmmmmm heaven! The only thing that would make home better was if Sarai were here too. I don't have anyone to walk into my house without knocking and to talk my ear off while I do the menial tasks of the day. It's lame. Come home please? And then we can watch Dan In Real Life. 


Monday, July 16, 2012

First Day of My Life

(first picture)

When I first started dating the Danester, I knew we would break up eventually. We had a time limit on our relationship--an expiration date, if you will. I knew this, I knew it and I still let myself fall head over toes in love with this sweet boy. Honestly, the boy is the best first love a girl could request. He's passionate, yet withdrawn, and intelligent, and the sweetest guy in the world. Strangely, he tends to hide his sweet parts. He relies on the sarcastic comments he spews at people to pretend that he's not a big mush ball, the same way I am. Although he's not nearly as bad.

So there it is. I let it happen. I fell in love with a boy who knows me better than I know myself. I used to be able to pretend I wasn't crying when we talked on the phone, but now he can hear the tears, even if they haven't even fallen yet. It's amazing.

So the boy leaves on his mission on Wednesday. For all of you non-LDS readers, a mission is a two year hiatus from the world for our church where our young men serve the Lord and attempt to spread his gospel. It changes these young men, in a good way.

There you have it folks. The gist of our relationship-unexpectedly passionate and spontaneous. But also comfortable in every good way. Our first meeting was on a Sunday, when we started talking at Tunnel Singing. Then our first "date" was to hike the Y. Then we had a sweet and adorable first kiss under a tree on a bench outside May Hall. oh how I miss him. This is my first "missing" too. I feel a little dead inside.

Love, Sarai


I am sad

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer Dresses

top: F21 dress: c/o Sugarlips shoes: F21 bag: UO

I'm so excited that we have a sponsor! Sugarlips is awesome and sent me this dress last week. I definitely love asymmetrical hemlines and have been a little afraid to try it out until now. This dress would also be really awesome with some sandals and a fedora while headed to the beach. Can't wait to wear this sucker at the coast! 


p.s. only 11 days until i'm HOME! 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The 4th

Bubbles, carousels, lakes, and fireworks. What more could you ask for? 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We Finally Got Tagged

Seriously guys. Nancy and I never get tagged in those cool chain blogger things. But Dane's lil sister Cai tagged us! This means I'm finally posting...
It's this thing called the Liebster? It's for small blogs. Anyways, you post eleven things about yourself, then answer the taggers eleven questions, and write eleven of your own. So here's to trying this thing out...

Eleven things about me:

1. If you can be addicted to books, I am. I love reading. When I first tried to read, I couldn't very well. Five years old, sucking at the reading thing. Then one day in the car, I just started reading. It just happened. Like that. Then I skipped the kid book phase and started reading Harry Potter.

2. I cry more than is probably healthy. It's a combination of my dramatics, nervousness, general anxiety, high emotions, overactive tear ducts. But the last time I cried was saying goodbye to Dane when I came back to Utah. Killer guys. Killer.

3. There is a small part of me (or not so small) that wishes that pirates like the ones in the Pirates movies still existed, and a hot one would just sweep me off my feet, and we would sail the world as sexy swashbuckling people.

4. Rain is my favorite weather. There is nothing better. the end.

5. If I could live in rainboots, tights, and dresses, I would.

6. I don't wish I was tall, but I wear six inch heels anyway

7. I could probably watch reruns of Friends for the rest of my life and not get bored

8. I find it fun to work at a lingerie store. Pass judgement all you want

9. I bore my testimony for the first time in sacrament meeting this last Sunday. Terrifying, yet great

10. I have a deep crush on Steve Carrel, Jorma Taccone (the other guy in Lonely Island)

11. I dislike Utah, but I love BYU

And now for Cai's questions!

1. What is your ultimate goal in life?
Just to be happy. Right now that means get married to an amazing man (possibly her brother..), raising four beautiful kids together, and loving each other for eternity

2. Something you could eat at any time and not get sick of it?
Cheddar Cheese. It's delicious in everything. Don't argue with that

3. Your #1 go-to accessory?
The watch my Daddy got me for my nineteenth birthday.

4. The one person you're closest to?
Agh can I choose two? Nancy and Dane. Favorite people ever.

5. Your happiest moment?
Probably when I got into BYU. I was terrified that I wouldn't.
Or when Dane said "I love you" for the first time. I cried I was so happy. Such a sap..

6. One place you would love to retire?
Italia! Or Rhode Island. So random haha

7. The best AND worst movie you've seen?
Best: Pride and Prejudice.
Worst: The My Scene movie. I don't even remember anything about it. It's just that bad.

8. A song so good it gives you chills?
Chasing Cars. Kills me every time guys

9. Something you like to eat that everyone thinks is gross?
Idk, Octopus? I don't really eat that regularly. But I know a lot of people that wouldn't try it. Or sushi. So many lovers, so many haters. Or peanuts and cheddar cheese.

10. Your favorite way to work out?
To NOT work out. Or yoga. Sometimes. And sometimes I just dance it out.

11. Do you have a security item? (For example, a baby blanket that you hold on to, etc.)
My teddy bear, or my guitar. So my favorites.

As for blogs.. Shoot. I know so few:

genuinely all I can think of.
done now...

Love, Sarai

Monday, July 2, 2012

fair skin is beautiful skin

I've always been a fair skinned child but when I was growing up I spent all of my time outside. I always had a healthy "glow". As I got older and spent more time inside because of the countless hours at the piano my skin became its natural pastey color. I hated it but I hated being burned more as my skin became more sensitive to the sun because of medications and lack of exposure. One year I got a second degree burn on my face and vowed never again was I going to get burned. Especially since getting a  second degree burn increases your chances of skin cancer by 80% and my chances were already pretty high being fair skinned and blue eyed.
Since then I haven't gotten burnt until this past weekend. I've been worrying about looking washed out in my bridesmaid dress for Hailey's wedding and comparing myself to all of these tan people in Idaho. So at the sandbar I only put sunscreen on my arms and chest because I was already pretty tan there and not thinking i'm in a place with no trees therefore no shade and protection if the sun got to be too much. After five hours out there I got home and felt the burns starting to sting. I couldn't wear pants the rest of the day and my bra straps hurt my shoulders like a mother. I cried last night as I got into the shower because the water pouring on my skin stung even worse.
So now, i'm vowing again to never get burned and each time I try and go "tan" to remind myself that fair skin is beautiful skin. Skin without imperfections and spots. Skin that won't turn leathery and wrinkly as I grow older. Healthy, beautiful skin. That's what I want.

Here's to SPF 143284798327589 for the rest of my life!