Happy Engagement!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

The one thing that bums me out about being in Omaha is I feel like I'm missing out on events back in Arizona. This weekend was especially hard because yesterday was Tom (my brother) and Camila's engagement party! I feel like I have been waiting for my big brother to get engaged ever since I understood what dating and marriage was, and now its finally here and I'm missing out on the biggest events. All I want is to be there with them celebrating the love they have for each other and enjoying time with my family. But, luckily for me, my mom is a great photographer and captured some great moments, that made me feel like I was a part of their special day. So, to Tommy and Camila, Happy Engagement, I'm sorry I wasn't there to celebrate in person, but I was there with my whole heart, cheering you two on. I love you both. 

The Happy Couple
The boys.
So beautiful.
My beautiful family. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are." 
-Tony Robbins

Consider this my official retraction.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Recently I found out the true power of words. I've written about the power that words have, but I've only ever thought of them in a positive light, nothing ever negative. In my own little world, I always assumed words to be this magical expression of the human spirit and the human heart, I never thought what I wrote would offend, hurt and anger people. Well, I learned that people actually read what I write, and people actually take to heart what I write. I started this blog for myself, and I guess over the last three years people have found it interesting, funny, something they could relate to, something to make fun of, whatever, people read it. Apparently something I wrote in a self-induced vent session actually hurt peoples feelings/made them mad at me. I used the amazing power of words in a negative way and that was never my intention. Maybe I should consider it flattering that people read my blog, but at the same time it makes me nervous, because for me this blog has been a place I can confide in. This has been my place to say whatever is on my mind, in the heat of the moment, in the sad-beaten down times, in the happy times, in whatever I'm feeling I was always comfortable here. But now since I have "readers" or probably "haters" I should give a disclaimer. What I write, while it might be my feelings at the time, are not always my heart. Sometimes I had a rough day, an encounter that upset me, maybe not the best grades or even something great, and I come home and blog about it. It might seem crazy to others, but it's what this forum is to me, so if you don't like what you read, don't read it. I'll try my best to keep it funny, sappy, feisty, and honest but also respectful at the same time.
So, if I hurt anyone with any post, any time, I truely am sorry. My intention was never to hurt people or to anger people. While I'll continue to be honest and open here, I will work to be considerate also. I hope you know my heart. I won't delete what I wrote, but I will take back the anger that was in those words when I wrote them. I never meant to offend. So, please consider this my official retraction. How about a compromise?  Go get 'em, go-getters. Rock those clerkships and this summer I'll be waiting for you at the pool with a drink when you get off work. But don't count me out...I'll see you at the office next summer. 
"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." 
 -Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast." 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

I heard this adorable commercial today. It started with couples saying, "I love you" and ended with the couple saying "I love we." It reminded us (viewers) that Valentine's Day isn't about who you love, its about the love that people share. The love that couples, families and friends share. It's about finding that certain type of love, that everyone needs and embracing it. While normally in previous years I'm the Valentines Day pessimist, this year I'm pretty sure it's going to be a good one. So, whether you're with your boyfriend, girlfriend, blissfully unaware, friends or just your mom and dad, remember that it's about the love we share with everyone today and everyday and not just a significant other....even though I'm super pumped to be spending today with someone I really care about :)

Happy Valentines Day everyone, I hope you find your love today.

Getting in the spirit.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Getting in the spirit for Valentines Day, I thought I'd post a simple love letter from Woodrow Wilson, it's amazing what one letter can say, and the impact is has on someone. In a post a lonngg time ago, I talked about the power of the written word, and after blog-stalking one of my favs, I found this little beauty. 
The White House, September 19, 1915
My Noble, comparable Edith. 
I do not know how to express or analyze the conflicting emotions that have surged like a storm through my heart all night long. I only know that first and foremost in all my thoughts has been the glorious confirmation you gave me last night -  without effort, unconsciously, as of course - of all I have even thought of your mind and heart. 
You have the greatest soul, the noblest nature, the sweetest, most loving heart I have ever known, and my love, my reverence, my admiration for you, you have increased in one evening as I should have thought only a lifetime of intimate, loving association could have increased them. 
You are more wonderful and lovely in my eyes than you ever were before; and my pride and joy and gratitude that you should love me with such a perfect love are beyond all expression, except in some great poem which I cannot write. 
You own, Woodrow
Happy (pre) Valentines Day everyone :) Don't forget to tell the ones you love, you love them. 

No matter what happens.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

A flattering, blog award.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

So, Ally @ medicalprepster.blogspot.com gave me a blogger award, so go read hers :) Thankks Ally, I appreciate you reading my blog! 

So apparently with this award, there are some rules: 
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave the award, thanks Ally! 
2. Post 7 facts about yourself
3. Award 15 bloggers, can I change that to 7 to make it more personal? K, thanks :) 
1. Britney Spears is my hero. 
2. I'm addicted to twitter, follow me! @kristengrace 
3. One Tree Hill is my most favorite show ever.
4. I have more journals than I could ever hope to fill. 
5. I couldn't function without my planner, or my blackberry.
6. The National Anthem makes me cry every time I hear it. 
7. I want to write a book. 

Now here comes the important part, please read these blogs, their inspiring, hilarious and amazing and deserve all the recognition in the world. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

The thing that stinks about law school is it's been hard keeping in touch with everyone, all the time, every day. If it were up to me I'd talk to all my friends, all over the country, every day for hours upon end. But, unfortunately that's a little tough. But, it's cards like these that remind me that I've made friendships that will last and survive through the times that I can't always be there. So, to my Kate, thank you for this simple and very sweet reminder that we're always going to be friends and we're going to be there through thick and thin. I adore you. 

What goes around, comes around.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's not surprise to anyone that when grades came out things would change a bit. As 1L's we're told that grades mean everything, that they not only determine your rank within your class, but they determine your summer clerkships and basically the rest of your life. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a bunch of BS if you ask me. It's interesting to see the mood/vibe change after grades came out. Those who weren't very outgoing first semester all of a sudden have a new stride in their step. They're the 'known' smart ones. Picture this, they prance around in their suits, which if any of you have seen what law school students classify as suits... they're terribly ugly. So, they prance around, nose in air, avoiding all the "scum" who got lower grades then they did. They absolutely refuse to talk to anyone who isn't in the top 10 percent of the class, and when someone gets something wrong in class, they raise their hands, with only two fingers (cuz that's cool) and answer, in a pretentious voice, like they're smarter than our profs. If you haven't caught on yet, they really piss me off, and since I can't say anything to their face without getting the rep of being a bitch, I thought what I better place to vent than here. So here's my love-letter to all those do-gooders out there.
Dear, you-know-who, 
News flash top 10-percent, when you're sitting in a library 10 years from now because you don't have the personality to talk to a wall, let alone an interviewer, I'll be a partner in the firm you could only dream of, sitting in my high-rise office building, because although I didn't get in the top 10-percent of my class, I'm outgoing, personable, and was nice to people. Not only do I have a high-paying job, but I managed to graduate law school with a boyfriend and best friends. So enjoy your boring library researcher position. I'll make sure to send you a post-card from my vacation in Bora Bora. 
Oh, and P.S. you know what I'll be when I graduate law school, even though I wasn't in the top 10-percent? I'll be a badass lawyer and you'll still be you. 
Sincerely, your future boss. 
So, I'm sorry if you're one of those people, and this little 'vent-sesh' rubbed you the wrong way, but maybe it's something you should hear. Being nice to people is going to get you a lot further than pushing us around, because remember bitches, what goes around comes around.
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