so, today is a very special day, a day that i have been looking forward to for a very long time. a day that i feel is SO blog-post worthy that... i'm blogging about it. today is my best friend's 18th birthday. and in honor of her 18th, the day of her adulthood, i've decided to take a trip down memory lane and share with you some stories of her (and if your lucky, maybe even some pictures or videos. i can assure you this will be a lenghty post).
first off, a little background. kelsey and i met in the 8th grade. she was in my ward but i didn't really know her because she had just moved in and she was new (i was super cool and was not about to talk to her because i had a reputation to uphold, hello). but at the beginning of 8th grade year, she was in my english class and she came up to me and said something like "hey i'm kelsey, i think i'm in your ward!" and we talked a bit and then somehow she invited her self to sit with me at lunch. typical kelsey. my lunch table ended up being super full every day and she never got to sit by me. typical shelby. but i started feeling bad so i ended up kicking people out and let her sit by me. we actually had a lot in common and she invited me over to her house (which, as she and her family knows, is now my favorite place in the world. honestly i loved that house more than disneyland or... anywhere) and we just became good friends. so.. that was the start of it all. when my parents got divorced she was obviously the biggest help i could've asked for, and then high school came and we just kind of stuck together. if you know me and you know her, you just know that you really couldn't pick two better people to be friends. we just get each other haha. she gets my jokes and i get hers. (usually. sometimes she says things and i don't know what the heck she's saying.)
these are in no order, mainly just whatever is popping in my head....
but ok... first of all, kelsey has a habit of never backing down to any challenge. and i say this because
she will literally do anything i say. one time, she ate a dog bone (which you can watch HERE) just because i dared her to. another time, she ate crisco butter.... just because i dared her to. and then another time, she ate a piece of chalk, just because i dared her to. (you can watch that one HERE)
kelsey and i have had a seriously bad history of ditching school which probably, maybe, definitely was not a good thing... but it was one of my favorite things in the entire world and i think some of my favorite memories happened while we were ditching. one time we got locked out of school while coming back from skipping lunch (which we did every day sophomore year) and had to call friends to come let us back in. another time we had to hide in kelsey's car because the seminary teacher was looking for us. oh, and one time... before i could even drive... she let me take her car home to ditch. i didn't even know how to drive, she just let me take it! and we've walked from school to mcdonald's several times... which was far and totally not worth it. but then again it was better than school (that was before she could drive...).
sophomore year was our favorite year, and we talk about it all the time. "remember when we did this.." "remember that..." "we had so much fun when we hung out with..." it was just a good year. we had the best friends that year and i wouldn't take that year back for anything.
oh... one time me her and hannah tried learning soulja boy. i tried to forget about it but, for the sake of this post... let's reminisce. (soulja boy tell em)
i tried to teach her how to longboard and that actually was going pretty well. she had potential.
one time we were walking home from school, and i don't remember exactly what happened (actually to be honest i think we were ditching...), but anyways there's a fountain in front of the church where we were walking and it was super hot, so kelsey decides to put her feet in. well, apparently the bottom of the pond or whatever felt weird, so she decided it would be cool to hike up her pants and walk a little further in so she could feel it even more. well, needless to say, she ended up slipping and totally falling in. it was great.
i think me and kelsey went to girls camp together 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year... and each time was a total disaster. at least the hike was. our second year we were last and had to stop every 10 minutes to take a food break. literally we thought we were dying and we'd look at each other and be like "ok you ready to eat again?" our third year we actually got lost from the rest of the group for about two hours and ended up having to follow some stream to find the camp... (now that i think about it... was anyone even looking for us?) and 4th year we were just lazy and didn't want to do anything and by the time we finished everyone was already done and pissed that we took so long. whatever we do what we want.
i have so many memories and honestly this post could go on forever.... i just want to talk about it all! i really don't know what in the world i would have ever done if i wouldn't have found kelsey. she truly has been the biggest blessing in my life and i really mean that. i've never gotten in one fight with her and i don't know how that's possible... because i'm a pretty annoying person haha. she listens to my drama, my boy talk, she watches movies with me (even the ones she probably doesn't care about), she goes on drives with me, she sings songs loud with me, she bakes every kind of food with me even though i'm the worlds worst cook, and she knows me better than i think i know myself. i don't think i've ever once thanked her for being such a good friend to me and that's because i'm pretty bad at that kind of stuff... so this is my big GIANT thank you! i'm the luckiest to have such an awesome best friend. i can't wait to be best friends for LITERALLY ever and i can't wait until our kids are best friends and we embarrass them and do all sorts of cool stuff in the future.
happy birthday kelsey!!!
oy vey do you remember this? what was wrong with us.
hey hey blogging world. long time no see! it's actually weird i've kind of forgotten how to blog. well not really but i don't know how to start this post off so i'm kind of just rambling right now hoping something comes to mind... does this count? sure.
well, first off... yesterday was kelsey's baby shower which was awesome. time is flying by and life is crazy but, i'm excited for the future. i'm excited for her and i can't wait to hold her cute little girl in a few weeks!!! she's gonna be the cutest, sweetest, most spoiled girl in the world. and not to mention she's gonna have the coolest mom. right?
(look at me, smiling and what not)
i don't really have any exciting stories to share right now. oh, i got pushed in the pool at a party the other day in my clothes and that sucked. i guess that's what i get for wearing clothes to a pool party. that's the third time that that's happened to me. i should stop going to pool parties.
i hope everyone's having a good sunday! i'll try and post more but finals are coming up so don't plan on it. :)
i guess i'm getting terrible at up keeping a blog.... you'd think it really wouldn't be that hard but i'm just the world's laziest person and i never want to do it if i'm being completely honest. i don't, like most blog posts, have much to post about. and if i did i probably posted about it on facebook or ig so.. you know it already. life is just terribly boring haha.
well, for starters, i did just have my birthday, and that was awesome. obviously everyone knows that i got my car and that was a total surprise. i mean, i had mentioned to my dad previously "hey dad, get me a new car, melody is kinda old... and smells like crayons". but clearly i did not think i would be getting a new one. so yeah, the new car was a shock. and my dad actually recorded me opening the car keys and then walking out to the car and it's probably the dumbest video because the whole time i'm like "dad turn the freaking camera off!!". i hate reacting to presents. it doesn't matter what it is... it can be a new car or a pair of socks, i'll react the same way. so i was just like "wow. seriously? dad thank you!" and he probably thought i was so lame. but inside i was screaming and everything. the new car is fabulous and don't ask me if i've hit anything or if there are any scratches on it yet because i won't answer that... i'll just start crying. (not a story i wanna talk about)
school is pretty great. i have exactly 8 weeks left until break and i'm counting them down by the second haha. my grades are really good for the first time in my school career (ever) so, i'm pretty proud of myself. i do homework nonstop it seems, which was a goal i set when i started this whole thing. i didn't want to slack. so... i'm proud of where i'm at! but i'm ready for a break like no ones business.
i don't really know what else to talk about because that's really all that's going on... 17 has been alright so far. nothing special, but i'm planning on making the most out of it! i'm looking forward to kelsey browning's future and the stuff she's got going on. and i'm excited about some of my new friends (*cough* kaley *cough* #goodvibetribe). i don't know... things are good. they're just normal!
hope everything is good and i'll try and post more than once a month! :)
i've had the hardest time deciding what i want to post today. i wasn't sure what i wanted to write i just knew that i wanted to, but my mind has been so blank lately. well it's been blank and it hasn't been. actually it's almost been so full of things to say that i don't know what to say. i have this problem a lot, unfortunately. i always have so much i need to say, but, in person, i can never get it out. in writing i usually can which is where paper and pen/blogging and even texting and all those things can come in handy. (but even sometimes not. sometimes i put my foot in my mouth and i really regret a lot of the things i say because i can be too bold in writing. imagine that.) but when i have something to say i prefer to write it because it's just easier that way. right now i don't have anything i need to say, i just want to write. it feels good to just sit here and get thoughts and words that are sitting inside my head, out. usually i'm more of a listener. i like listening to peoples stories and how their day went and what's going on in their life. i like noticing people's facial expressions and how they talk and their body language. but every now and then i like to tell stories too... so, this thing comes in handy. honestly i don't even know who reads it haha. i mean i know some people do because i've had people tell me that they read it... which is so nice, by the way. and it means a lot to me. but i'm sure sometimes my rambling and talking about myself gets old :)
anyways. speaking of rambling and talking about myself, things over here are good! school is going great. like i'm sure i've mentioned a trillion times, i have more homework than i even know what to do with. (well, i know what to do with it i just don't want to do with it what i know i need to do with it.) my math teacher absolutely loves picking on me, which is amazing. there is nothing i love more than going to math class knowing my math teacher is going to find some way to humiliate me. awesome awesome. my english teacher is incredible. we're reading this really cool book right now called different.... not less. i won't get into it, but i was reading it the other day and there was this line in it that said "weird is good because it means you're growing". it's been stuck in my head ever since then. every thing i do and every situation that happens i just think that. "weird is good because it means you're growing". and sometimes growing sucks haha. it really sucks and sometimes you have to cry and lay in your bed listening to sad music and think "are you kidding, why me.........." and even do lots of uncomfortable things that you told yourself you would never do. but you're growing. and i'm totally about growing and being a better person and doing things to make myself better. even if it means it has to be a crappy situation right now. so, that's totally my philosophy now.
other than school, life is good. friends are good. school pretty much takes up my life so i can't really even update you on my friends because i hardly see them. oh- and family is good too! can't forget those goons.
1- school (believe it or not. something i never thought i would ever say. i'm stressed to the nine with homework and studying but it still makes me happy. call me crazy.)
2- my family
3- my friends
4- k-swap in particular (because duh)
5- reading (*cough* nerd *cough*)
6- my TV shows (teen wolf, breaking bad (i just started this one so don't give anything away!), camp, pretty little liars, the list goes on.. forever.)
7- my morning diet coke runs (ok. so every morning i drive to sonic and get a diet coke. this is honestly my favorite part of the day because a: i am addicted to diet coke. & b: i just enjoy driving and listening to my music. so i guess that brings me to number 8)
8- car rides (every day, without fail, not including my sonic trip, i go on a car ride to no where. i just really like driving... i don't know if it's the listening to music or the being alone but i loooove car rides.)
9- my music (my favorite bands/artists... i have too many to even name them all. and they're always changing. but right now they're probably paramore, jack johnson, blink 182, the lumineers, mat kearney, and needtobreathe. and a million more people but i'll stop there. honestly i could do a whole blog post on just my favorite music.)
10- cute boys (well, but not boys. just boy. singular. you catch my drift?)
11- church (i admit i have not been the best at going the past month-ish.. but i've been better than normal. and i actually like my ward which is weird.)
12- free time (if i could sum up the past nine months in one word it would have to be "free time". because i literally did nothing. but now that i'm in school and all i do is school and homework and i literally never even have time to just watch TV, i can't even tell you how much i appreciate being able to just sit down and do nothing without feeling guilty about my unfinished homework. look at me, all responsible.)
....ok so i'm sure there are a lot more things that make me happy and stuff but honestly i can't think about this anymore. the amount of homework i have due this weekend is through the roof. so peace.
do you want to know who has the best mom in the world? me. and today was her birthday. i can't believe how fast time is going. it feels like just the other day this picture was being taken! now i'm taking pictures of this picture saying how i can't believe how fast time has gone.
i am the luckiest girl and i seriously mean that. and all of you say you have the best mom but that's because you've never met mine. and those of you who have met mine know that she is the best one out there. & do you want to know why i love her?
a: she gives the best advice
b: she has great taste in music
c: she is fashionable and i am never embarrassed by her clothing choices
d: she sings 99% of the time she is breathing
e: she is an impeccable cook
f: her laugh is contagious
h: she is so smart
i: she doesn't care what anybody thinks about her... ever
j: she makes good looking/all around awesome babies
k: she is honest all the time
l: she doesn't care about material things. little things make her happy
m: she trusts me to give her haircuts (uhhh... haha sketchy..??)
n: she makes the BEST no bake cookies/texas sheet cake/any dessert possible
and the list can literally go on and on and on........
but anyways, mom, i hope you know how much i love you! i couldn't have hand picked a better mom. happy birthday!