Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm moving!

Blogs that is.
Find me here now...
You've been good to me but it's time to move on.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Once Upon a Time...

Once Upon a Time,
There was a girl named Auvi. She had no idea what she was doing with her life but slowly started to figure it out. She started owning it and molding it into what she wanted it to be, and it all started to come together and make sense.
The End.
Actually, the beginning.

Monday, September 27, 2010


This post is dedicated to my dear friend Savanna.
Even if no one else reads my posts it makes me happy she does.
I was recently able to spend a few days with her and it made me realize how creepily alike we are and how amazing she is.

Here is to more adventures and business ventures together! ;)

Friday, September 17, 2010


I'm Home?
New state.
New House.
"Normal house"
Same town everday.
Welcome to Philomath, Oregon.
This is going to be diffrent.
And weird.
But good.
The End.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Be filled with Joy"

Keep on truckin'

Anddd, we're on the road! At the moment in Amarillo, Texas... But it wasn't easy getting here.
Our plan was to leave Florida and make a stop in Burleson, Texas to get our stuff out of storage and into a POD. All was looking great and we were ahead of schedule when about an hour out of Burleson our truck became un-driveable. I'm not sure what exactly happened, but somehow some screws backed out and tore up our transmission. So stuck at a truck stop in 105 degree weather with a broken generator(which means no a/c) we waited... The truck stop we were waiting at happened to be the towns hangout and gathering area. Everyone was really nice and we were able to find someone to repair the truck and score some free root beer floats.

Some good friends of ours picked up all us kids and took us to their house so we would have a place to stay for the night while my parents waited to see what was going to be done to the truck. Eventually the RV was towed to Burleson and we waited it out a few days while the truck was worked one.

It ended up being really good for me because I was able to meet up with one of my best friends who was in Texas from Utah. It was really fun and we were able to go to a Rangers Baseball game which is a favorite of my families.
Anyways, there's a quick update. We're here and should be on the road tomorrow morning and headed to Utah for stop.

Keep on truckin'!

It's the truth.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Goodbye, Florida.

Hello, Oregon.

Good news! I'm moving to Oregon. I AM SO EXCITED!
Like, way excited.
Can I say this enough?
My Dad was offered a job up there and we are taking it. I can not wait to get out of this nasty humid- you-don't-even-want-to-wear-clothes weather and into cool,breezy, jeans and hoodie weather.
The North West is definitely a favorite place of mine and I am looking forward to the change of moving there. We will be getting a house which will be different after our full-time traveling, but it feels nice at the same time to be settling down.
Heres to new adventures!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Let's lay in the sun...

How often do we actually do that, and how grateful would we be if we did?
There is beauty all around.
Even in the simple things.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Photography Contest.

I won my first Photography contest! It was the first one I've entered and wasn't that huge, but I feel great knowing people like my work.
I won two movies tickets and gave them to my parents as a "Thank You".

Now, I want to start entering more, which means taking more pictures, which I'm cool with.

Here is the winning pic...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Soo.... I GOT AN SLR.

It is very exciting, and something I have wanted for quiet some time now.
andddd, the winner is..

Canon Rebel XSI (aka 450D).

I was stuck on the whole Nikon vs. Canon thing for awhile, but I am so glad I went with the Canon.

I love it.

It fits so perfectly in my hand and it's pretty easy to navigate. There is still alot I need to figure out on it still but so far it has taken great pictures, and has alot of room to manually set things.

So, that's my newest thing I'm working on... Figuring this thing out!

Oh, and I can check it off my Bucket List. :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dream Vehicles.

Here are a few of my dream cars....

First of all an orange vanagon type thing(the below pic is perfect!) with a moped inside
It's just... ahh.
Love it.

Second a Station Wagon. My family used to have one and I loved it. It would need the back seat facing backwards, cause that completes it.
I'm having a hard time finding a pic of the perfect one, but it's something along the lines of this... But cooler.
Much cooler.
And yes, maybe a little ghetto.

Last but not least a older(ish) Jeep Wrangler. But, not red... that's to predictable. Probably like an olive green... But, If it's a Jeep the color won't matter to much... Unless it's ridiculously ugly.A

All of them will definitley be loaded up with camping gear and have some place to make a bed in them. Also a kayak on top would be nice....

I can dream, right?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sometimes I feel like a bearded lady.

Im in love with this song right now.

Most other guys keep their eyes on the tightrope walker
Or the hot little number on the flying trapeze
Love kept passing by me 'cause I'm just the bearded lady
But boy you bring out all the beauty in me

Most days I feel like I'm such a sideshow
But I could get used to your reaction
Your love's like a spotlight
And suddenly, for the first time
I'm the main attraction

None of our friends seem to get why we're both so happy
Your parents just think we're a couple of freaks
I don't care if they stare 'cause they're shocked
They've got to see love like ours up close to believe


When you let me know that the curtains won't close
Oh, my heart goes, heart goes ta-da (chorus)

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Catcher in the Rye- J.D Salinger

"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger is on my book list. I just finished it, and liked it. I'm really bad a book reviews so I'm not going to even attempt. But it is checked off my list!

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Working for the man.

I am now employed.
I work at Papa Johns.
I dislike Pizza.
I dislike making Pizza.
I permanently smell like Pizza, no matter how much I wash my hands.
Paychecks rock.
50% of Pizza rocks.

But yeah. I'm only working about 18 hour weeks so that's not bad at all. I've decided I really don't like working for someone. It pretty much sucks. But it brings money, which has been cool to have. I don't like being so tied down to a job, its a lot harder to plan things and go places. But, it's shown me if I want to travel and have freedom like I want I need to figure something out. Something that works for me, so that's what I'm going to do.
I admire all the people that do what they want to do and make it work for them. I'm going to be one of those people.

Oh, and did you know there is a certain number of pepperoni pieces you use, certain amount of cheese and certain order to put toppings on? Next Pizza you eat, appreciate it.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Alice in Wonderland.

I've kinda been obsessing over Alice in Wonderland lately. It's one of my new favorite stories. I'm totally in love with the quotes and wish I could go down a rabbit hole now. For real how cool would that be?

"Dear,dear! How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've changed in the night?Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little diffrent. But if I'm not the same, the next question is "Who in the world am I?" Ah, that's the great puzzle!"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Books, Books and more Books.

A list of books I'd like to read at some point in my life. More will be added later.
That's all I have to say about that...

Catcher in the Rye- J.D Salinger
Call of the Wild- Jack London
My side of the Mountain-Jean Craighead George
The Walk West-Peter Jenkins
The Diary of a Young Girl- Anne Frank
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass- Lewis Carroll
Of Mice and Men-John Steinback
Lord of the Flies-William Golding
The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho
The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision- James Redfield
The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight-James Redfield
The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
The Scarlet Letter-Nathaniel Hawthorne

Saturday, June 5, 2010

When I grow up, I want to be an old Woman.

I've been thinking about all the woman in my life lately. The ones I admire... and the ones in some ways, don't. I've been trying to see what traits I would like to have that each of them have , and the ones I would not like. This could go for all people, not just woman. Look around and see who it is you admire and what it is about them that really stands out to you. Is it their courage? Their integrity? Their lifestyle choice?
I've been trying to figure that out.
Right now in my life is when I'm really shaping my future and figuring out who I really am and what I want to be doing. People who I really look up to are the people I need to surround myself with. Family and friends who I can learn and grow with.

Anyways, back to the woman.
There are always woman in your life, woman who are part of your family, woman who are friends, woman who are acquaintances. I'm lucky to have great ones in my life, ones I would love to be somewhat like someday. I'm really grateful for them, and I look up to them in many different ways.

So, let's just say... When I grow up I want to be an old woman. Not a certain occupation, not a certain lifestyle, and not a certain plan. Just a woman. That leaves allot of room for great things. Cause' we women kick butt.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Goodbye Chimo

Chimo is SOLD.
I believe it's a good thing.
I really, really did love him but I realized I was thinking too much ahead, not living in the moment. I still have dreams of traveling but maybe he's not going to be what I want to travel in. When the time is right I'll know and be able to find exactly what I'm looking for.

That's why I love Craigslist. I got him listed and the net day sold! A few people had come by for test drives but that night a cool little family came. They were a younger couple with a son and wanted to start taking trips while he was young, but still old enough to remember them. I thought that was great, because that is what my family has been doing for the last few years. I told them about our adventures and how rewarding it had been.
I feel good that a great family who will put him to good use now has him. Now on to new things!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Where to now?

And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know.This weakness I feel I must finally show.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I love to write.

I love to write.

Even if it's just copying a quote on paper. Babbling about random things. Jotting down my thoughts when they're pointless. No one else has to read it, you can get your feelings out so they're not sitting inside of you trying to get out. No one can judge you or try to fix your mistakes.
It's all you-no one else.
Something is unique about having a book to write your thoughts in. It's therapeutic, refreshing, mind clearing and gives you a different way to think and sort things out.

That's why I keep a Journal. Every night I write down a paragraph or so about what happened that day and what my thoughts are. It's become a habit that I've really fallen in love with.
I've had one going for over a year and even now it's really cool to look at the things I've done and what some of my thoughts were at weird points in life.

I'm actually getting really excited I almost have a whole book filled. I can't wait to get a new one.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bucket List.

Throughout my life I have made a few "bucket lists", but I usually end up losing the list, which has happened again... So at the moment I'm writing a new one and working on a project. I'm going to start a book and have everything I've complete from my list in the book, with pictures and captions. I think it will be really cool to look back on later and see all the things I have done. I don't have too many pictures of my already completed things but here are a few...

Swim with Manatees-Crystal River, Florida January 2008
See a Broadway play in New York City- July 2009(Wicked, Lion King and Mary Poppins)
Ride a Mechanical Bull -Austin, Texas March 2010

Get “Slimed”- Orlando, Florida May 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Meet Chimo

I recently made my first real "grown up" purchase of my life. At least, that's what I'm calling it. His name is Chimo! and... He is amazing. He is a 1987 Dodge Explorer xtra Van only has about 55,000 miles, and has all the good stuff inside.

There are four pilot seats that swivel and are easily pulled out. The Kitchen has a Sink, Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave AND Electric can opener (score!) There is also a toilet, which you can never go wrong with, and a full size bed in the back. Tons of storage everywhere and it’s all in really great condition on the inside.
The only problem right now is... he doesn't run that great. So far I've only drove him right around home, because he isn't tagged yet. But even those short distances he has had problems. He is definitely a project car, but I’m excited to start working on him and get him up and running.
And now my reason for getting a Motor Home as my first car…
I’ve been looking for a car to cruise around town in and when I saw Chimo I instantly fell in love. I want to start traveling eventually so getting him get’s me closer to my goal, and for now while we’re settled it will be a great project for me to work on.
I’m hoping he will be with me for a long time and I’ll have a lot of great stories to tell that have him involved. Time to start pimping him out!

He knows he's sexy.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm not falling.

A quote I found recently has really stuck out to me and been on my mind lately.
"Stumbling is not falling"
It's four simple words but it got me thinking.
may seem like we are falling but take a step back and we are just stumbling, hitting a roadblock that we will definitely learn something from.
I've been trying to keep that in mind lately as little things come up. It's seriously not the end of the world and looking back later in life the little things I think are so big, probably won't even be remembered.
It’s seriously not worth stressing over all this small stuff. So I’m working on it!
Still, it’s easier said then done.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Est. 1994.

15 years ago today our family became official. Mom and Dad had a "real" wedding and us three started our journey together. 15 years later we're still going strong, stronger then ever actually.We've added 3 more people which totally completes us and we all know what family is and what it means to us.
For me they're the biggest blessing I have. I'm soo grateful for all of them. I have an amazing life and I'm glad they make it possible and we all get to share it.
They're my best friends.
Happy Anniversary!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MY life.

I can be who ever I want and those around me will respect it. With openness, love and encouragement. I am the one who chooses how I live, how I progress and what my standards are. I choose to "never let my circumstances dictate my future" and to live as I want to. Taking advice from only those I admire, and doing what's best for me at that particular time. Living with no regrets, loving with no boundaries and dreaming as if I can achieve anything.
Because I can.
This is my world and I have to shape it before someone else does, going confidently in the direction of my dreams.
I choose.
It's my life.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Who am I?

I've been thinking a lot lately about myself, and I've come to the conclusion that I don't really know who I am. Not in a bad way, I just don't really get myself yet. Why do I do the things I do? Who do I want to be? What makes me, me? It’s a lot to think about.
I guess no one has them self 100% f
igured out though, right?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Being social.

The truth is... Being in one place scares me. The whole not moving around, seeing the same thing everyday and seeing the same people frequently has been alot to handle for me and my whole family lately. Sounds terrible right, like I can't handle living "normal" like everyone else. It's not that I dislike where we are, I keep hearing "It's Florida you should be happy, people go there for vacation" yeah, that's true. The place isn't bad, it's actually quiet nice. It's not that I dislike the people, cause I have actually met some really great ones who I enjoy. It's just a change.

But my biggest thing is being around people... sounds like a hermit, right? I like the feeling of meeting someone hanging out and moving on, does that mean I'm un-social? I have good relationships with friends who I don't see on a weekly basis, they're still my "best friends", but lately I've been feeling the distance. With distance in miles sometimes becomes distance in friendships, and that sucks. So maybe being in one place will be good for me in that sense. Meeting new people and having relationships where we actually get to see each other frequently. I feel so different from everyone around me though which makes me not even want to try. That's my problem, only I can choose to not be so closed off to those around me.

But now I'm going to put my self out there, be open to new people, new friendships and new experiences. Hello, positivity.