Friday, July 30, 2010


My recent experience explained PERFECTLY by Bill Cosby

Thursday, July 29, 2010

29 July 2010

Here's the update on my life post stressing over finals and packing:
  • Dave graduated from BYU-I and I'm so very proud of him and his accomplishments in life.
  • We drove down to Riverton, UT with Dave's dad and loaded up our things in the U-HAUL
  • Drove to Henderson, NV following my aunt and uncle and stayed the night in a hotel
  • Drove to Tempe, AZ -- OUR NEW HOME -- and unloaded the trailer
  • Went shopping for a bed and other things to make the apt more into a home
  • Went to a wave pool that wasn't feeling all to wavey
  • Cried a little when saying goodbye to fly back home to WA for the month until Dave and I get married
  • Set up photography sessions
  • Boarded the plane
So over all a lot was done and accomplished. It's definitely a bitter sweet moment in my life.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

20 July 2010

It's finals time once again... and I'm not enjoying it as usual. But not only is it finals time it's also: packing up my stuff, figuring out the stuff of mine that I'm going to take to Arizona for when I'm married or to DI as well as Dave's stuff, figuring out how we're getting to AZ then how I'm getting to WA, planning wedding stuff, and being sick all in one. So much fun I know.
So Dave and I went to my family's family reunion for the 4th of July weekend in Escalante, UT which was fun. It was nice to see my family again and see how Dave was with the WHOLE family. We went fishing while out there, worked on the ranch, saw fireworks, went to church, played Hand and Foot, and just hung out. It was a bummer w
hen we had to leave and go back to school that monday though.
This last weekend we went up to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and I got to meet Dave's family, I had met his dad before but that was all. It was nice to finally put faces with names and meet my future in-laws. I got to play with my future little niec
es and nephews too who are DARLING! Two of them even made me little pictures since they found out I'm an "artist" from Dave. I got to see Avatar: The Last Airbender (and yes I've seen every single episode of this show lol) with Dave, Dave's Dad (Rodney) and twin sister (Katherine). It was a good movie, but they really need to make the rest of
the series into movies or else it won't be all that good. I also was able to meet Dave's Grandma and Aunt on our way up to Medicine Hat after crossing the border, they're darling. We played Rook with Rodney, Katherine, Kayley (Sister in-law), and Greg (Dave's brother/ Kayley's husband). We were also able to go to Echo Dale (a lake) with all of them as well as their kids and Karey (Dave's other sister) and her kids. That was a lot of fun and the first time I had gravy on my fries, which I might add I enjoyed very much. The whole trip was nice, but I wish we had done it earlier on in the semester and had more time.

Oh and I have a tumblr account now too: Creative Honey

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Favorites...

    • Dessert: Apple Pie
    • Book Genre: Fantasy
    • Music Genre: Jazz
    • Sport to Watch: Rugby
    • Sport to Play: Soccer
    • Actor: Cary Grant
    • Modern Actress: Nicole Kidman
    • B/W Actress: Grace Kelly
    • Movie: Finding Neverland
    • B/W Movie: The Philadelphia Story
    • Book: Spindle's End - By: Robin McKinley
    • Poem: Incident in a Rose Garden - By:Donald Justice
    • Short Story: The Most Dangerous Game - By: Richard Connell
    • Song: Children of the Night - By: Richard Marx
    • Animal: Giraffe
    • Color: Antiqued Rose
    • Fairytale: Sleeping Beauty
    • Disney Princess Movie: Beauty and the Beast
    • Disney Movie: Robin Hood
    • Author: Orson Scott Card
    • Superhero: The Flash
    • Holiday: Thanksgiving
    • President: FDR
    • Classical Piece: Cannon in D - By: Johann Pachelbel
    • Song to Play on the Piano: Somewhere in Time Theme - By: John Barry, based on a Niccolo Paganini song
    • Season: Spring
    • Place to Be: Near water, the ocean or waterfalls preferably
    • Scripture: Isaiah 32:17
    • Shakespeare Play: Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Monologue: "The Man of my Dreams" - Somewhere in Time
    • Philosopher: Plato
    • Painter: Norman Rockwell
    • Art Genre: Renaissance
    • Painting: Young Woman Drawing - By: Marie-Denise Villers
    • Score Piece: Neverland (Piano Variation In Blue) - From: Finding Neverland
    • Score Composer: Patrick Doyle
    • Foreign Film: The Secret of Roan Inish
    • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Dream World: Neverland
    • Era: 50's
    • Woman in History: Grace O'Malley
    • Movie Type: Quiet Movies
    • Magazine: Vogue
    • Running Shoes: Mizuno Alchemy
    • Candy: Mango Starburst
    • Ice-Cream: Strawberry
    • Milk Shake: Oreo
    • Dinner: Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
    • Fish to Eat: Salmon
    • Ocean Animal: Killer Whale
    • Flying Animal: Swan
    • Arctic Animal: White Seal
    • Epic Film: King Kong
    • Ballroom Dance to Watch: The Waltz
    • TV Show That I've Seen Every Episode Of: 7th Heaven
    • Country Group: SheDAISY
    • NBA Team: The Lakers
    • NFL Team: Greenbay
    • MLB West Coast Team: Angels
    • MLB East Coast Team: Red Sox
    • Cereal: Cheerios
    • Bread: Pumpkin Bread
    • Comic Strip: 9 Chickweed Lane

Thursday, July 8, 2010

8 July 2010

So..... it's official, I'm sick of Rexburg. The first year was fun and all but I'm ready to move on to Phoenix! And of course to being married.... only 2 more months and then I'll have both. But this means now I need to worry even more about wedding stuff, moving, figuring out what we need for our apartment, what to get rid of, and finals coming up. Zoot alor!!
--- Gabrielle Jean Murphy

Ps... Who's excited that the Lakers won this year.... again! ME and guess who's excited Phil Jackson's staying on for another year :) but then dreams for another championship were suddenly dashed away with the Lebron James announcement of playing for the Heat. Oh well, Phil has 13 rings at least :)