Wednesday, May 9

bye!

That's it - I'm officially a missionary now.  As such, I have a new blog to be run by friends and family to keep you up to date with letters and pictures!  Check it out at www.sisterskousen.blogspot.com.

I arranged this version of Savior, Redeemer of My Soul as a Medley and performed it with some of the most talented people I know at my farewell.  It's finally recorded, so you can all see it.

Monday, April 23

sing sing


Siera played at her first open mic with me this past weekend.  She did so amazing!!  It was fun to have her on the Cajon and singing along with me as well.   

This is the kind of thing I will miss when I'm gone!

Sisters are the best.

Monday, April 16

okay.

Remember that post on new years about everyone doing wonderful things with their lives?  I guess I just wanted to hop on the band wagon, so I put in my mission papers.  It's cool I guess.
  I go into the MTC on May 9th, and I couldn't be more excited!


 Thanks to all my friends and family that came to the temple with me this weekend, it was great!


Being at the temple made me miss this kid a little bit.  
  
So in the mean time, I'm done with work, and I am just trying to cross things off of my "to get" list, my "to accomplish" list, and my "make sure nobody steals this while I'm gone" list.  

true.




Monday, April 2

simply.




LDS General Conference was good.

My favorites can be found here, here, and here.

Wednesday, January 4

twenty-twelve

Lately, I've spent some time catching up on some of my friends blogs.  Your welcome.  Because I probably read yours. You know what? A large majority of their "recapping 2011" posts included: marriage, babies, houses, anniversaries, jobs, missions, college graduations...etc. 

There's even this photo with me and my cousins, in which the person who posted it captioned something to the effect of: "the back four are all married and either mothers or mothers to be! They sure have everything on track, wow, just look at them." But what about that knock-kneed mullet kid in front? Oh-- that's me.

This is pretty typical. However, all of a sudden I'm feeling like like everyone abandoned me here in Neverland. 

My year consisted of things like spontaneous travel, finally getting that 9-5 desk job I always wanted, impulsively buying human hamsterballs and rolling down hills, skinny dipping at family reunions, playing in a city kickball league (and being genuinely upset when we lost), finally going to the prom (see here), concerts galore, taking a paragliding lesson, attending weddings, breaking the bank with gifts for baby showers, bridal showers, bar mitzvah's, etc., and keeping my second date count to exactly 0. 

Impressed yet?

Since everyone else is making goals for the new year,  I figured I would do it too, if for none other reason than to pretend I fit in with the rest of my age demographic when I'm up at night watching Disney Classics and Boy Meets World reruns by myself.  I'm living the good life.

So here's what I came up with.  This ever-impressive list of goals for the new year.  Cheers.
 
2012:
listen more
talk less
thank more
complain less
write more
doodle less
do more
sit less
become more
regret less
tone down the sarcasm just a notch
(note: goals should be "attainable")