Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Life's Notes

The making of the "stache"

The Final Product

Dear Ragnar Relay,
I loved this past weekend. I missed my daddy, because he was running in your race, but I'm glad I had his car all weekend. I was able to go to the beach, and to San Clemente.

Dear Ward Cookbook,
You have the best cookie recipe ever on about page 20 of the dessert section. Boy are the cookies delicious, and the cookie dough is even better.

Dear Hair,
I am going to cut you because it has gotten too long, but can you please have my bangs grow faster?? I'm sick of them now.

Dear Sun,
I loved you all last week, and I already miss you. Can it please be Summer already??


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Only 1 More Day...

Until this cute boy can legally drive me everywhere.

Happy 17th Birthday Damon!! "Today you're a man... Mozeltoff"(500 Days of Summer). You seriously are the sunshine that shines so brightly today. You make me want to smile consistently, and I really like when you take everything I say seriously. You are the reason I am saying all these ridiculously cheesy sayings. I hope you have the most magical day of your life, and I want you to know that if you do not destroy El Toro High School with your digs tonight, then I will personally come over to your house and scrutinize you. Just kidding.. I like you too much for that.  

 Love my nerdiness... This is what 10:30 on a school night does to me

I will always love this picture of us because it is really, seriously hard to be serious around you.

Lots and lots of love,
Kenzie Brooke

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Life's Notes

In the theatre before the Hunger Games premiere

Waiting in line, I was extremely tired

I am like the boys when it comes to food... Always ready to eat

Dear Spring Break,
Did you have to go by so fast?? I will agree though that I had the best time, and yet no pictures to document any of it.

Dear Teachers,
I love that I did not have to do any HW over break. I am really grateful for this.

Dear Everyone Reading This,
A sweet little girl in my church passed away this past week. Her funeral services were last night and today. We all only knew her for almost 7 years, but she was the sweetest little girl who always looked "fancy". She over to read books, and she had the cutest smile. If you want to see some cute videos and photos of her go here

Dear Brides,
Both weddings I went to this weekend were gorgeous. People need to keep getting married so I can get more inspiration.

Dear Weather,
LOVE YOU!! I wish I could head to the beach everyday this week.

Dear Week, 
Be good to me. I'm still coming back from a ridiculously amazing break, and would appreciate it greatly if nothing too intense occurs.


Monday, April 9, 2012

My Life's Notes

Picture from a while ago when I constantly wore band tshirts and my hair in a bun... HAWT, I know ;)

Dear Spring Break,
I know there isn't supposed to be the greatest weather after today and tomorrow, but could you please change that?? If not, it's fine though because I will just HAVE to go to LA with a dress and rain boots.

Dear Pyromaniacs,
Start a fire and blowing coffee creamer into it. I guarantee you hours of fun because it is a serious adventure.
(P.S. Don't forget to wear protective goggles and clothing. Please use responsibly)

Dear Church Leaders,
Your lessons on Easter were beautiful. They really brought the spirit. And I loved the video we watched in Young Womens.

Dear Food,
Please stay delicious as my friends and I walk up to the hill overlooking the golf course.

Dear Eyes,
Now that you don't want to let my contacts help me see, I am so stoked to go to the eye doctors today.

Dear Life,
Follow President Hinckley's counsel from here.

Friday, April 6, 2012

FINALLY... My takes on the Hunger Games

WARNING: Although I hope that all of you have already seen this movie, I will still warn that there are a few spoiler alerts, but not too many. Actually, if you didn't see the movie or read that book then you won't understand one word.

In 2008, I sit in Pre-Algebra with Miss Love learning about PEMDAS or something, when I look over and see my friend Shannon intently reading a book. I asked her about it and our conversation went like this:
Me: "Hey, is that book good?? Because you look like you love it."
Shannon: "Well, my mom picked this up for me at the bookstore because it is supposed to be good, but it sounds really weird."
Me: "Then why are you reading it?"
Shannon: "It's sort of addicting to read."
I come home that day and the first thing I do, is look the book up online and I find out it came out that week. I quickly headed to the bookstore and picked myself up a copy. Boy did I fall in love with the WHOLE ENTIRE book. It took me about 2 days, and I am a slow reader, to read the book but I also didn't do any school work during that time. The book was Hunger Games, and I really loved the whole thing. I was seriously trying to figure out how to live my life while trying to wait for the next book, Catching Fire
After Catching Fire came out, more people started to read it and I knew for a fact there would be a movie. I could not wait for it to come out. Anyways, here are my thoughts on the amazing movie.

First, when watching a movie that is based on a book you can't have high expectations. I went into this movie excited to see the whole thing, but I wasn't expecting it to be the best movie in the world. I mean come on, You can't have the BEST book ever and the BEST movie ever.. Well at least I thought you couldn't.

Let's chat about my lovely friend Peeta Mellark, and how absolutely amazing he is in this ENTIRE movie. He isn't good for one scene here and there, it was the whole movie, for which I am grateful.

I loved when he first said he had a crush on Katniss. My heart melted, and to know that it wasn't scripted made is a whole lot better.

His face when they first call his name made me fall onto my knees laughing... Just kidding, but seriously it was amazing and funny. It wasn't until the second viewing of this movie though that I realized his face is in disbelief at the irony of the whole situation. I mean, if you have been wishing this girl would notice you for forever, and this is how it happened, wouldn't you have the same facial expression? I know I would.
 I could keep talking about Peeta, but it would take up three posts so I will control myself and just end there but honestly he was lovely.

Next on the list was CATO. I mean bear with me, but I am a teenage girl and no matter how "evil" a character is supposed to be, I will still swoon over them if they are gorgeous. They seriously should not have made Cato attractive in any way because it mixes with our teenage hormones and brainwashes us into liking him, when really we liked Peeta all along. 
I am just really grateful he looked ugly with blood on his face at the very end right before he died, and that he seemed a lot "different". I think he finally decided he "didn't want to be changed by the games" just like Peeta didn't want.

Lets talk about the "Storm Trooper" officials now. They seriously reminded me of storm troopers in Star Wars, and it would not have been bad if I wasn't learning about the holocaust in History right now. Since Star Wars got the name Storm Troopers from the Germans, the whole set-up of the capital and districts makes it seem similar to the holocaust since they officials were dressed like "Storm Troopers". I don't know if Suzanne Collins meant for us to compare concentration camps with the districts further away from the capital(ex.10,11,12) but you can definitely apply your own interpretation of that which helps to show the hardships these districts went through.

Finally, lets discuss Katniss Everdeen and how I love that they casted an actress without  main leads in any other movie. I was never worried once she would do bad, and she didn't. She did an absolute perfect job, especially when Rue dies(and how she shot the boy her killed her super fast!!!) and after that when you can tell she feels there is no reason to live anymore when her whole world is being torn apart by these "games". It isn't until they announce that 2 people can win if they are from the same district that she realizes she will live to save Peeta

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have a sort of rocky relationship/friendship throughout this whole movie, but honestly that cave scene gave me serious swoon. I almost died from how heavenly their make out and spooning sesh were. I love in the end though when they are getting interviewed by Ceasar Flickerman again, and they hold hands and gaze into each other's eyes. It is gorgeous. Beyond words gorgeous.

And absolutely Finally, 
Happy Hunger Games!!
"And May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor"
I seriously love their sign of honor. I practically do it everyday to some other Hunger Games nerd, or when I am driving home from school and see my friend next to me... That's my favorite.

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Life's Notes

I love to follow some Bloggers out there, and one of them does a segment called "Life's Little Notes" where she writes notes to herself. I decided I should do this for more experience.

A few "cute" pictures of me on some random Saturday night a few weeks ago

Dear Hunger Games fans,
Yes, I went to the premiere of the the movie, and no I haven't seen it twice to post my lovely thoughts on it. I promise it is coming soon though.

Dear Self,
Why do I always act so dumb around boys? They are only people like you except they are just a little bit more manly.

Dear Neighbors,
I loved dinner last night! It was absolutely delicious, and it felt like Thanksgiving.. Lucky for you my family never got to have a good Thanksgiving feast last year.

Dear English Teacher,
Your baby is really cute, but seriously do we really have to write an essay on A Tale of Two Cities?? I read the book and I think that should be enough.

Dear Self(again),
Stop getting really excited and hurting yourself. Saturday night was bad, and you really don't like the gnar bruises you have on your knee caps or the bruise on your finger.

Dear Mormons,
Didn't you love General Conference this weekend?? My favorite session was the Saturday morning one. If you didn't see them, you can watch them here.