Friday, December 14, 2012

Thank you to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,


For helping me decide what I'd like in a man.
Buckskins aren't a dealbreaker, however, they definitely add to the charm.
The "Sassy as can be!" part kills me.
And don't worry, I'm plenty of sass so this will work out just fine.
Mad dance moves aren't necessary, but, I would like him to be capable, and maybe have legs the size of tree that he can actually carry an ax.
Goodness, this movie is full of capable and attractive men.  I'm sure they have rockin' testimonies too.
If only these dream men of mine were real...

Thursday, December 13, 2012


7 finals.
3 final papers.
2 final performances.

And I'm still alive.
It may not be reflected in my grades, but I worked harder than I have ever worked this semester.

It's time to celebrate!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Shoving my face with a piece of humble pie in order to avoid further awkwardness.

I think that I must be put in the most awkward and complicated situations all. the. time. You know what I've learned these past few weeks? Don't ever think you've got life by the horns, because the minute you start thinking that, you'll almost always find out that you are very very wrong.
I try to stay hopeful, but being hopeful is a lonely place; and I'm sure sick of being disappointed. I'd almost rather just avoid these type of life situations for the rest of my existence.
But you know what makes me happy? Going to the Logan temple. I'm telling you, if you feel inadequate or crappy, those old temple workers will make you feel like a million bucks. All the men in Logan may think I'm a hideous troll, but don't worry, the old people at the temple think I'm the prettiest thing that ever walked the planet (even when my hair is a crazy wet mess of curls and I have mascara running down my face). I feel like a celebrity every Tuesday at 3:00; it's magnificent!

So here's to the rest of finals week, and to 12/12/12. Hopefully things get a little less awkward and a little more awesome.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Get ready!

This is happening tonight :)
Come party with me tonight if you are in Logan!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My sins will provoke you,

This man is a genius.
I can't stop watching videos of him.  
so much talent.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


I feel as if my life has taken a 360 in the past two days.
Perhaps, because all my opinions and feelings of a certain human being have changed radically.  
I have been so wrong.
This seed of hope has planted itself in my brain. 
 I'm curious.

Curious of these new found revelations.  What will happen?  What will become of this? 
I think it is safe to say that my life has turned into my favorite Jane Austen novel.  I have been Miss Eliza all along; making assumptions and judgements about someone's character based off their actions.  He the same. 
So  now I wait with unsurity. 
Unsurity of my next move.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Post show blues

I'm feeling sentimental and nostalgic today.

Now that Legally Blonde is over, I'm not quite sure what to do with all this extra free time.
But, I just wanted to take a minute and say that I'm so grateful to have been a part of such a professional production. It's the first musical I've done since high school! But it was a million times better than any of my high school productions.
Thank you to all the cast, directors, and crew! I'm immensely grateful to have worked with you and gotten to know you! I feel as if I've learned and grown a lot these past few months. So thank you for the amazing opportunity for me to grow as an artist!
I'm gonna miss all my new friends.
But, they say it's not over until the fat lady sings...and that means that opera scenes are this weekend.
So everyone come for a night of beautiful music! (It'll be in English)

  • Friday, November 17, at the FAC, room 214
  • Saturday, November 18, at St. Johns Episcopal Church (85 East 100 North, Logan
Can't wait to see you all there :)

Oh, and to go with the Nostalgic theme, here's a pic of my favorite little village:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A word about singles wards and dating.

I'm sick of going to fireside after fireside and having endless discussions about dating.
Sure we can sit around and dissect every minute little detail about why it's not happening or why so many girls and guys go dateless, but is that really going to help us achieve anything?

How about we just get out there and do it?
Stop thinking about it so much and make it happen. We have to be working toward a goal, and that can only happen if we are actively seeking to achieve it.

Nothing is going to change if all you ever do is talk about it.

What are your thoughts about this topic?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Another op'nin' another show

USU's Caine College of the Arts presents: 

Running November 1-10.  
You know what that means: tonight's opening night!  

Purchase your tickets early at the CCA box office.  Tickets start at $5 for students.

Come see me rock a pair of mom jeans, and support your friends, I promise you won't be disappointed. :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weekend walks, and community gardens

Last weekend I went home for my fall break and spent some time with the family.

My sister and I took Amelia and Winston on a walk to the park, and on our way home we stopped at the community garden. We even picked pumpkins. It was so fun!

I think it's safe to say that I have an adorable little niece. I love her so much!

What did you do for your fall break?

The gosh darn truth:

"Don’t you hate that? Like bad guys, you’re like I just want to get over you, I just want you out of my life. And as soon as you stop thinking about them, they’ll send you a text message or they’ll call you ‘cause they know you just stopped thinking about them. It’s like a radar."

-Lauren Conrad

Monday, October 8, 2012

Musical Theater Problems

I feel like five simple words have become a broken record in my speech lately.

"Hey, wanna go to taco Tuesday?"
"I can't, I have rehearsal."

"You going to the Concert tonight?"
"I can't, I have rehearsal."

"Are you going to fhe on Monday?"
"I can't, I have rehearsal."

And even though I'm loving every minute of the process of Legally Blonde, I can definitely feel its toll on my daily interaction with the human race.

It's inevitable.
But, I'm so grateful to be a part of it.

So to all of my friends, stalkers, and family: come see the show at USU's Morgan Theater November 1-10!

It might be the only way to see me in the flesh for the next month.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Last night I dreamt that I was a crazy alcoholic shoplifter. I broke into stores with no shame and drunk away my happiness with nail polish remover. I may have also had a sailor's mouth and a super souped up 97' Honda Civic. ( Not that I don't already, dad.)

I guess you could say I was really happy to wake up this morning and find out I was still my normal boring self.

My life may be boring and uneventful, but at least I don't hoard nail polish remover.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

To the large gaping black hole on the bottom left side of my mouth,

Listen, buddy,

Can we just like move on? We both know this relationship is unhealthy, and I would really like to go back to eating meat again.
I think we both know you've out welcomed your stay.
So it's time to pack up your dry consistent throbbing pain.

Desperate and impatient Caitlin.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bear Lake fun

Two weeks ago I went with Megan, Jessica, and Brayden to bear lake for day of fun at the lake.
Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bon Iver, a trippy trip, and some chipmunk cheeks.

So what were my Friday activities, you might ask?

Well my afternoon began with a trip to the oral surgeon for the removal of my wisdom teeth.
Man, that laughing gas is strong. I totally had a trip with Bon Iver in the background. I was high on that stuff. It was exactly like those laser shows at the Clark planetarium, but more of an out of body experience. (and yes, I'm a Clark planetarium nerd)
Afterwards my mom drove me down to centerville where my sister, niece, and Emily were awaiting me. I got to cuddle with Amelia all night long, she kept me company, boy do I love her!

I love my family!

Monday, September 24, 2012

What happens

What happens when you go to classes Monday, and find out you failed everything?

You go home, turn on Haydn's Symphony no. 92 in G major and work your butt off.

I'm definitely not giving up this time.

Today I'm going to take a wise homeless man's advice and "raise some hell."

Caitlin's back folks.
Caitlin is back.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Meine Deutsch Familie

I'm missing my german family today.

I miss these two cute smiling faces everyday. We had so much fun!

I think I may have left my heart in Deutschland.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I like black rimmed glasses, snitch.

I've always had this thing for black-rimmed-eyeglass-wearing-men.
I don't know what it is.

But they get me feeling all weak in the ankles.
I want to sing them sweet Ingrid lullabies and make them chocolate chip cookies.

Why am I saying this?

Well a room mate recently made her claim on a hot-jcrew-clad-black-rimmed-glasses-man. After he asked if we could have a music swap hangout. He was genuinely interested in my Ingrid collection.
I'm kinda in love.
And kinda annoyed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Here's to that random British guy who may have known what he was talking about:

The other night I watched this youtube video that addressed the topic "why women generally attract the people they don't want to attract." 

Well, can I just tell you that it changed my life?

He said that women often don't smile at the men they are actually attracted to because they feel intimidated, or nervous.  So instead we smile at the guys who we are not attracted to, because we don't care what their opinions of us are.  So if we started smiling at the men we were actually attracted to they would feel more welcome to talk to us, or even better, smile back.

This blew my mind, because it is a good theory, although it doesn't explain the countless homeless men I've been hit on. 

And that is a running total of 4.  I don't think that is a coincidence.

But, really, I'm sure the handsome men on campus see me as the cold hearted girl who glares at people as she walks up old main every morning.  Cause let's be real, I find it very hard to smile when I am hiking up old main. 

So here's to nothing, something, or maybe everything. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

thoughts from a now junior

Hello friends,

As school has just begun I have had a few thoughts buzzing around in my head that I felt needed to be typed out on this here blog.

As I look back on this year so far, I can see so many things that I have acheived.  Not because of my own hand, but from the Lord's.  I have had life changing opportunities and experiences, that I wouldn't change for the world.  Because of these experiences I have adopted a new philosophy for this school year: I need to live each day in faith, and be more sensitive to God's voice.  You never know what obstacle or blessing will come your way, but believeing and choosing to be happy is something that will change your life.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would have spent a summer in Germany with an amazing loving family.  Germany changed my life.  It changed the way I think about things, and how I see myself. 

This school year I pledge to do just that.  Stop worrying about how things will work out, and just run in faith.  I find things work out a lot better that way, anyways. 

I guess all you can do is just dream big, work hard, and be open to the unexpected.

God will make your dreams come true.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Embarrassing Skype pictures part two

So umm, I became an aunt last Thursday. To baby Amelia. And, boy, is she beautiful. Just like her mama and papa.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

For my part

I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

--Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ich habe eine frage...

All my life I have tried to embrace my crazy curls. This summer was my trial to learn to love them.

Let's be real, I'm still not convinced.

What do you guys think?
Are the curls working for me?

Sunday, August 5, 2012


I love Mozart, and the sound of music. So, naturally, this city was an instant favorite. One day I will go back and stay a few days. It was soooo clean! And the colors were so bright and happy I loved it.

The best part about Salzburg was the free concert of "Spem in Alium" I witnessed. While I was wandering through different churches I saw a banner advertising a free concert by the Salzburger Bachchor, conducted by Alois Glassner.
I cried the whole time. It was such an amazing experience. Their intonation was so exact. Since studying the piece in music history last semester it has been my dream to see it performed live.
Let's just say that dreams come true!

I loved Salzburg.