happy halloween

Happy Halloween my friends! Here are some awsome pictures for you!

Hope you all had a great Halloween!




Sometimes I forget about the wet towels in the washing machine.
Sometimes I grab handfulls of reeses peanut butter cups until I've had like 25.
Sometimes (or always) I make a gazillion lists.
Sometimes I start books and then never finish them.
Sometimes I start a book and can't do anything until I finish it.
Sometimes I don't put away my clean clothes and just keep them in the basket.
Sometimes I get so cold I put on 5 layers of clothes.
Sometimes I wish I was brave enough to dye my hair dark brown.
Sometimes my room looks like an atomic bomb went off.
Sometimes I feel like crying for no reason, or for many, many reasons.
Sometimes I put in my Disney Princess CD and sing at the top of my lungs.
Sometimes I like to snuggle up and stay home all day.
Sometimes I think back on the regrets I have.
Sometimes I hate picking out outfits.
Sometimes I think back to those who have passed away and miss them terribly.
Sometimes I like to get caught in the rain.
Sometimes I love to wear heels and don't care about how tall I feel.
Sometimes my fears get in the way of my dreams.
Sometimes I like to make up my own words.
Sometimes I wish I could change a lot of things about myself.

But sometimes I am happy to be me.

What are your sometimes?



new friends

So I have been a little down since my dear friend Brutus died...I always liked to say hello to him when I woke up every morning or when I got home from a long day. He was a sweet fishy. And yes, I really did say hello to him every time I saw him. We were tight. But because I have been mourning his death and missing him dearly, my cute boyfriend decided to suprise me with a little present...

Meet Norman...

and Willard...

Aren't they so cute? And they are such awesome pets...they are little froggies that live in the water (which I only have to change once every three months) and I only have to feed them twice a week...fantastic!

They were just what I needed and I hope Brutus is happy in fishy heaven. Thanks Christopher!



hot pockets

So I just barely had a hot pocket for lunch....

As I was frantically trying to cool down the freakishly hot bite that I had in my mouth and my burning fingers holding the rest of it, I could only think of two things...

"HOLY THAT'S FREAKING HOT!" and "Jim Gaffigan was right"...

"Is your hot pocket cold in the middle?"
"It's frozen...but it can be served boiling lava hot."
"Will it burn my mouth?"
"It will destroy your mouth. Everything will taste like rubber for a month."

Story of my life.



day 4

A habit that you wish you didn't have...

Procrastination...hands down.

I'm the worst! I wait to do everything until the very last second. It is awful. Remember how I said that this little "get to know me" thing was going to take longer than 30 days? Ya...today should really be day 13, but because of this little habit of mine, we are on day 4. :)

But hey, it all seems to work out somehow, right? I've survived this long!



a little funny for you

This is awesome...just sayin'.

Starring my dad, brothers, and Christopher.

Please enjoy...




r.i.p. brutus...

June 1st, 2010 - October 18th, 2010

Brutus was a great fish.
He enjoyed laying on his hammock and making bubbles in the top corner of his tank.
He liked to spread his fins out really wide while he slept.
Brutus could spend hours swimming down to his rocks and slowly floating up to the top over and over again.
He found it very entertaining to dodge his net when it was time for his tank to be cleaned.
He liked to swim circles around his leaf hammock and make popping noises on the surface of his water.
Brutus was a brave fish who dared to swim upstream even when there was less than a centimeter of water.
He was a very resilient fish who had the strength to beat the odds when he went down the sink drain.
He was always there to welcome me home after a long day at school and work.
Brutus had quite the personality and lived to the beat of his own drum.
He was a fish like no other and could never be replaced.
He will be sorely missed.
I love you, Brutus.
Rest in peace little guy.



day 3

A picture of you and your friends...

Well, I don't want to overload you with pictures, but I don't have a picture that has all of my friends in it....I guess I will just put a few up! You are all my friends though, and I love you all!

The best boyfriend ever - Christopher

My awesome cuz Marlee

My drill girls (2nd year)

The LP crew - Glade, Jordy, Nathanael, Caitlin, Katie, Megan, Braden, and Jaxson

My drill girls (1st year)

My chicas from dance - Amberli, Caitlin, Megan, Jada, Rachel, and Jamie

My soul sista Caitlin

My awesome cuz Bethany

Best friends since nursery - Rachel

My homegirls Caitlin, Amberli, and Megan
(already pictured above, but this picture cracks me up)
My crazy friends Katie G and Katie F


day 2

The meaning behind your blog name.

Well...basically, I am Wowen (woah-when) and these is my words...just kidding, but that was a really good book, just a ps.

Wowen is a nickname my youngest bro gave me before he could say his l's and r's and it just kinda stuck around.

I don't know what else to say about it...any questions? No? Alrighty then!

Love you all!



day 1

A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself...

Jackson Hole, July 2010

1. I have been a dancer for 15 years
2. I had 6 wisdom teeth (4 on the top, 2 on the bottom)
3. I want to travel Europe...especially Italy
4. I hate peanut butter, yet I love reeses peanut butter cups
5. I love video games...Halo is my favorite
6. My dream is to be one of the Princesses at Disneyland
7. I am extremely shy and wish I was more outgoing
8. I absolutely hate Winter and wish it only snowed for Christmas
9. I am terrified of heights and needles and still cry when I have to get shots
10. I talk in my sleep
11. I have never broken a bone or had stitches (knock on wood)
12. I wish I was more artistic
13. The beach or Lake Powell is probably my favorite place on earth
14. I love the feeling inside a little bookstore or cafe
15. I love thunder and lightning and the smell of rain

Tell me an interesting fact about yourself!


ps. happy 10.10.10!


get to know me in 30 days

So I totally stole this idea from a super cute girl whose blog I love to read because I thought it sounded fun!

Here is how you will get to know me in 30 days...

day 1- a recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind your blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere you've been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why?
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something you're proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put your ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why?
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else?
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag?
day 26- what do you think about your friends?
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge?
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned?
day 30- your favorite song

Many of you may already know quite a number of these things, but even those who know me best will probably learn something new!

I hope you enjoy learning a little more about Lauren and getting to know me on a bit deeper level, but if you don't then poop on you. Just kidding. But really. I love you. :)


ps. this thing may extend beyond 30 days seeing as I don't post every day...new goal? maybe. probably not though. I still love you.

rude awakening

You know that in between state when you are sleeping, but still somewhat conscious and aware of things? I was laying in my bed this morning and was asleep, but aware enough to realize that the inside of my nose itched really bad.

You know how when you are sleeping you don't realize how sudden or intense your movements are? So I'm laying there and go to itch my nose because it was driving me crazy, right?

You know the feeling of a runny nose when stuff feels like it is just falling out of your nose? So I itched, felt a slight pinch/pain, and then the flood.

Pretty sure I gave MYSELF  a bloody nose.


So then I had to get up out of my nice slumber and take care of it...ridiculous.

Caution: drowsy itching may result in bloody noses.



i have a problem

I am a list maker. I have to make lists in order to feel that my life is somewhat organized and so that I don't forget the million things that are running through my head.

My lists usually consist of notes reminding me to pay my tithing, go to the store, buy shower or birthday presents, do random things like clean Brutus's tank, and most importantly, I make TONS of lists to remind me about assignments that need to be done on specific days.

Sounds a little OCD, I know, but that is not the problem I am talking about.

The problem is that although I make all of these lists to help me stay on top of things...it usually NEVER happens. I procrastinate EVERYTHING and end up doing huge assignments the night before they are due.

It's awful. I know.

Take this weekend for example...I had a huge list of homework I needed to get done over the weekend...did I do any of it? Absolutely not.

That is why I have spent the past four hours trying to finish it all before I have to turn it in tomorrow. Sad part is that I am not even halfway done.

Wish me luck in trying to ACTUALLY DO the things I put on my lists from now on!




Hello, my people! If you haven't already noticed...the blog got a facelift!

I felt that it needed a breath of fresh air and I hope you like it!

This new look makes me happy...also, it's Friday and that makes me happy too :)

Have a fantabulous weekend, my friends!