Dear Google Analytics,

10.31.2011


Thank you for informing me that when I post sad or serious things I get less readers.... Back to funny Deidre. I need more readers or this blog will start to be a huge embarrassment for me (aka.. a huge blow to my ego).


Love,
Deidre

Dear MJ,

Every Halloween starts with this gem. Thank you for giving it to all of us.


Love,
Deidre

Dear Halloween,

Thank you for constantly terrifying me time and time again. Glad to see you are back this year.

Glad I work where they allow Halloween to be celebrated and admired.

  • I am dead.
  • Galdolph the White is walking around telling people "YOU SHALL NOT PASS".
  • A troll is in the cubicle next to me.
  • Waldo is around the corner, that is right people.... I know where he is.
  • There are a few cowboys and pirates roaming the hall.
  • Ken from Street Fighter is here.


Love,
Deidre

Dear Steven Curtis Chapman,

10.28.2011

Better words have not been sung. Thanks Risa for reminding me about this song with that nice little voice message.


Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the sun does not appear,

I will be here.


If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
‘Cause I will be here.

I will be here when you feel like being quiet;
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen.
And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying;
Through the winning, losing, and trying, we’ll be together,
‘Cause I will be here.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the future is unclear,
I will be here.

As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetimes are made for years,
So I will be here.

I will be here when you feel like being quiet;
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen.
And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying;
Through the winning, losing, and trying, we’ll be together,
‘Cause I will be here.


I will be here, so you can cry on my shoulder;

When the mirror tells us we’re older, I will hold you.

And I will be here to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me;
I will be here.

I will be true to the promise I have made,
To you and to the One who gave you to me.

As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetimes are made for years,
So I, I will be here. 
We'll be together and I will be here.



Love,
Deidre

Dear Faith and Fears,

10.27.2011


Someday I will learn....


Love,
Deidre

Dear Boring Evening,


If there is one thing I learned last night, it is that I can make any night exciting. Rather than sit around my apartment snacking, because let's be honest, that is what I usually do, I decided to take matters into my own hands. 


+


=

ONE FANTASTICALLY NON-BORING EVENING.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Regret,

10.26.2011

You are the suckiest. That isn't a real word.... so let me put it in different terms. I hate you.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Winning,

10.25.2011

I WON! I won a wonderful giveaway from a blog. Who would've thought? Want to see the blog I won from?


Isn't this girl adorable? Well.. she is just as fantastic on the inside.

Love,
Deidre

Dear You Know Who You Are,

I am sorry for what I did. You didn't deserve it. I was scared. I should have listened more at conference when they said, "Avoid fear like it is your worst enemy." I know that now. I hope you will let me make it up to you, because I am willing to do whatever it takes. You deserve the best.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Love and Beauty,


Better suggestions have never been given...



Love,
Deidre

Dear Halloween,

10.24.2011

What should I be?


Campbell's soup can?


Lego people?


Katniss?


Black Swan?

Any other options?

Love,
Deidre



Dear Man Next To Me On The I-15,

10.21.2011


I certainly was flattered by you straining your neck to get a good look at me the second time I passed by you. Next time, would you prefer I wave?

Love,
Deidre

Dear Onsie,

10.20.2011


After a 15 minute test run throughout Target, it was decided you are good for running, skipping, rolling, jumping, dancing, and just making me look good in general. You were a WISE purchase.


I won't be getting cold this year once the Utah winter of death hits.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Boys,

10.19.2011

Let me teach you a little something. If a girl says "Call me when you get a chance, I have something important I want to talk to you about." Do NOT take a week to talk to her. And when you do talk to her, do NOT just treat it like small talk. And when she asks why she has not heard from you, do NOT say "I have been really busy and just forgot to call you back." And when she asks you if you can talk because there are some things that need to be said, do NOT say "I will call you if I can find some time."

Treat her like a real person. Treat her with the respect she deserves, the respect any human being deserves. In fact. This lesson is not just for boys. It is for girls, it is for men and women, it is for teenagers, it is for adults, it is for EVERYONE. Learn how to treat people with respect. Learn how to be decent to the people around you. We all need to learn how to communicate and be civil to the people around us.

Someone prove me wrong. Please. I would love to be proved wrong at this very moment.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Ellen,

10.18.2011


This video montage is the moment I fell in love.... I watched Ellen with my mom every once and awhile when I was home. Sometimes I would catch it down at college. I watched when my friend's dance crew (We Are Heroes) was invited to be on it. But then I watched this video and I realized just how much I was missing in not CONSTANTLY watching your show.


Hilarious. Genius. I spent probably 5 hours watching heaps and heaps of the other random clips. Here are some of the favorites.



Alright. Yep. I always and forever now watch the Ellen Show. Want to be her, want to meet her. She is what I like to call a "high-ten-larious". Winning!

Love,
Deidre

Dear Verizon,


Remember when you used to offer me hours of entertainment on my very first cell phone?


No need to reblog it people. I just wanted to have a moment of silence for my old phone with the sparkly pink cover and the many snakes I killed playing the game.

RIP.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Pumpkin,


Glad that carving you has become a crazy Halloween tradition. The first person that thought to carve a scary face into a pumpkin to keep the vampires and ghosts away was brilliant. That is why jack-o-lanterns were created, right? I always make sure I carve a really scary face in my pumpkin. That way I don't have to worry about any robbers, zombies, vampires, felons, dinosaurs or bad men trying to break into my house. The second they see my pumpkin they run.


Love,
Deidre

Dear Boo-ed,

10.17.2011


Have you even been "BOO-ED"? Well, my roommates and I got boo-ed the other day. It is sort of like Christmas but in October. Someone comes, rings your doorbell, and leaves you a YUMMY treat on your step with a poem. The poem usually goes something like this:

The phantom ghost has come to town
To leave some goodies... I see you've found.
If you wish to make this a happier fall...
Continue this greeting, this phantom call.

First, post this Phantom where it can be seen,
And leave it there until Halloween.
This will scare other Phantoms who may visit.
Be sure to participate, you don't want to miss it!

Second, make two treats & two copies from
www.beenbooed.com
Deliver them to two neighbors, try to stay calm.
Don't let them see you, be sneaky, no doubt
And make sure they put their Phantom Ghost out!

Next, you have only one day to act, so be quick!
Leave it at doors where the Phantom hasn't hit.
Deliver at dark when there isn't much light...
Ring the doorbell and run, and stay out of sight!!

And last, but not least, come join in the season.
Don't worry, be happy, you need no good reason.
This is all in good fun and we are just trying to say...
Happy Halloween & Have a Great Day!


Then you hang up this sign in your window and go BOO someone else. It actually was one of the most exciting parts of Halloween growing up. I am glad we got BOO-ED so I could keep living my childhood dreams.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Fall,


Welcome. I have been awaiting your arrival. Reasons why? Let me tell ya.

1st. Boots. There is nothing better than putting on my fuzzy socks and my boots every single day. My wardrobe gets way better once everything starts to cool off. Cardigans, boots, scarfs, and jackets. Yes please.

2nd. Candy corn. Now I know this is only around Halloween time, but it is the start of everything I love. Because once October 1st rolls around the holidays roll around. Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas... also known as my three most favorite holidays! Win.

3rd. Football season. College football = love.

4th. Different colors on the mountains. There is nothing more beautiful than the trees changing colors. I look forward to the fall season every single year. It is perfect.

5th. Pumpkin. Pie, Seeds, Cookies, Bars, Soup, Bread. Pumpkin.

6th. Soup. I can eat soup and not feel like a weirdo. When it is 90 degrees outside soup is not the best idea. When it is -9 degrees outside soup is perfect.

Now I realize a lot of the things I love have to do with food. So.... gym, watch out, here I come. I guess that is a bonus of all those layers? Just kidding. But seriously. Fall season, I am glad you could finally join us here in Utah.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Blogspot Stats,

There is nothing worse than seeing my stats drop tremendously over the weekend.... 70 views down to 18? How embarrassing. I better start thinking of funny and interesting things to post asap. Who has some ideas for me? I mean... I will think of my own things if I have to....

Love,
Deidre

Dear Double Drip,

10.15.2011

There is nothing quite like being in Twin Falls. Thank you for the last 38 hours and all you have given me...

  • Time with the family.
  • The opportunity to do two anti-bullying assemblies.
  • A movie night watching Footloose.
  • Cinncinati Chili.
  • 9 Beans and Burrito.
  • Seeing my best friend Sarah Scissor Cut.
  • Free laundry.

See you next month.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Provo Parking Police,

10.13.2011


This is what you get for giving me a ticket anytime my car was one inch into the red.


BOOM. ROASTED!

Love,
Deidre

Dear Interweb,


Watch out! Deidre Edmunds is in the building. I have a blog, I have a Pinterest, I have Facebook, I have LinkedIn, I have Instagram, I have Google+, and I just joined THE TWITTER. I truly have arrived.

My Blog - Letters of my Life (You are currently looking at my blog, in case you aren't aware):
This is the place you can actually find out the most accurate everything about me. I usually post the most honest things here.

Pinterest:
This is where you can find all the things that I think are funny, want in a house, want to look like, want to eat, and want for Christmas (in case you need to buy me something...)

Follow Me on Pinterest

Facebook:
This is where you can find my photos. And my funny jokes. All in a quick summary of a timeline, that is right, I use Facebook timeline. It is more like a brief summary that is less detailed of my blog.



LinkedIn:
Resume. That is all I know how to do on there.


Instragram:
Nothing. Lets be honest, I don't know how to use it.

Google+:
Should be cool once I actually understand it as well.


The Twitter:
You can find lots of tweets. And you can follow me because I currently look like a loser, not okay.

Follow deejmbl on Twitter

So as I said. I HAVE ARRIVED! Watch out world. The deejmbl is in the house.

Love,
Deidre

Dear Birthday,

10.12.2011


Needless to say 23 has been good to me so far. I just quickly wanted to recap my day of birth for anyone who cares, since I said I would.

Woke up ( I know everyone starts their day with waking up, but I still feel like it is important to include that in my day so no one thinks I slept in...)
Got ready
Went to work
Was surprised (but not surprised since it happens to everyone at One on One) with balloons and a cute card and gift card to cold stone


Was actually surprised with some flowers from my parents


Worked some
Ate lunch
Left work after lunch because I get a half day off on my birthday, thank you ONO
Went home
Chatted with my roommate
Went and got a pedicure at New Nails (the flower looks bomb)
Went home
Took a nap
Woke up
Got some pretty flowers from a nice boy
Went to dinner with some besties (thanks for paying again McKay)
Was given more flowers from Cassidy and James
Got a fun gift that lasts all month from Michelle
Went home
Had a cute visitor that brought me a cake (he might have been slightly embarrassed since there was already a cake sitting on my counter, but he wrote my name out in skittles on top.. cute)


Friends came over for cake
Got a baseball signed by the entire BYU Baseball team (from the same adorable boy that got me flowers, what a winner)
Chatted the night away
Went to bed

BEST day.

Love,
Deidre


Dear Air Mattress,


Thank you for two things.

1. For supplying a comfy place for my dear best friend Risa to lay her head during her weekend in Utah.

2. For supplying me endless amusement in my time of delusion.

video

Love,
Deidre

Dear Exercise,

10.10.2011



That is about it.

Love,
Deidre

Dear 23,

10.07.2011

No... not Michael Jordan, but wouldn't that be sweet for me to be writing him a letter? 23 is my age now. Remember when I thought 20 and 22 (apparently I didn't turn 21, which is weird because I am pretty sure I did... no blog post about it though. Use your imagination people) were old? Awwkkkkward!

I am 23. But I still act like I am 12. Funny how that works. Birthday post to come in the very near future, which really means I don't feel like loading up the pictures right now.


Love,
Deidre

Dear J Dawgs,

10.05.2011


Remember last year when you brought hundreds of hot dogs to feed the Cougars for a homecoming celebration kick off after the opening ceremonies? Remember how Michelle and I weren't wearing blue but we still got to eat a delicious hot dog and see Cosmo?


Well we remember and so does the rest of BYU thanks to the Daily Universe.
Winning.




Too bad we are both alumni now and weren't on campus to see our picture in the paper.

Love,
Deidre

Dear FHE,


This Monday was by far one of the very best activities. Not only did we get to be artistic, but we got to use chalk, we got to draw murals of our choosing on the wall in the garage, and we got to have a competition. My team was all on board to use our imagination for our mural in the "Chalk Mural Competition". I think our artistic abilities really shined above the rest.


The unicorn, compliments of the only boy on our team, won the competition for us. It was a great day because we all know how much I love unicorns and winning. Plus, I got a delicious treat for winning...


What is better than a Snickers bar with peanut butter? Nothing.

Love,
Deidre

Dear B Whit,

10.04.2011


What happened to your car?


Love,
Deidre

Dear Miss America Organization,

10.03.2011


Happy 90th birthday! I feel so lucky to be a part of an organization so rich in tradition that supports young woman everywhere. Who would have thought 90 years later this pageant would have grown from a swimsuit competition into a scholarship program, awarding the most amount of woman's scholarships anywhere, and has blessed the lives of so many. I am so proud to say I have competed within this organization. Thank you for helping shape me into the woman I am today. This pageant system has turned me into a girl who just want day to day exploring and learning, to a woman who cares about physical fitness, wants to read the morning newspaper to see what is happening in the world, and loves to serve her community and promote a platform that is dear to her heart. Thank you for the opportunities and for showing me my potential.

As I am looking through my blog posts I realize I never have shared my most recent pageant experience.

In July I was crowned Miss Magic Valley, and I have never been so excited in my whole life. That sounds silly, but if you know the history of my pageanting, it makes more sense. miss Magic Valley is the pageant that got me started.

After my senior year a woman in my ward asked if I wanted to compete. A few of my dance teachers had been Miss Magic Valley so I thought it would be a great experience. I went, competed, failed miserably. But I loved the experience.

After my freshman year of college the same woman called me. They needed one more girl to compete and she thought I would do really well this time. I thought, what the heck? I will do it. I went to compete and loved every second of it once again. I ended up winning talent and interview prelims, but I placed 1st runner up. That was really hard for me. I didn't understand why I had lost, but I also knew I had done my best. Later that year I was invited to compete at Miss Tri Counties, failed miserably and vowed to never do a pageant again. Still later in the year I was asked one more time to come compete in a pageant, Miss Falls Valley. It took me a long long time to decide if I wanted to try again and after many phone calls I decided I would. I went, and I won! I was crowned Miss Central Idaho. It was so exciting. That year I was able to go to Miss Idaho where I fell in love with pageants.

I ended up not winning Miss Idaho and not being eligible to compete at Miss Magic Valley again, which broke my heart, I decided to do an open pageant. I competed at Miss Capitol City where I was 1st runner up, which was hard for me. But I thought I would try Miss Falls Valley again. And I won! I was crowned Miss Southeast Idaho. Once again I returned to Miss Idaho. Loved every second of it.

I ended up not winning Miss Idaho again, but I was able to go watch Miss America with my mother. It was an incredible experience. Once again, I wasn't able to try for my local title of Miss Magic Valley so I went to compete at Miss Capitol City. I knew that I could succeed and I could do better if I tried again. After watching Miss America I knew this was something I wanted and I could accomplish. And I won!

Going back to Miss Idaho this last year was a huge eye opener for me. I am glad I went. I made leaps and bounds from my previous years competing. Before I had HUGE things to work on, but because I had worked so hard to fix that it is easier to see the small details I need to fix. I worked a lot on my platform and with my director on my walking and modeling. At the end of the week Miss Idaho went to Genevieve Nutting. It could not have gone to a more dedicated and deserving woman. She is incredible and I cannot wait to go support her at Miss America this year. She has a special spot in my heart.

So after all of this I had to really think... as much as I love this program, is competing again worth it? Do I really want to try one more time? The local director for Miss Magic Valley said she would love to have me compete, and there was my answer. I got into this program because of Miss Magic Valley and I wanted NOTHING more than to represent my community and to be Miss Magic Valley. From the very beginning that is what I have wanted. The other titles were fantastic and helped me learn and grow, but none of them were made for the place that I grew up and loved so much. Miss Magic Valley was my dream and it was the reason I got involved. So there I was, competing once again for the title that I wanted and wished for so badly.

I wish I could tell you every detail of everything that was going on in my head, but all I can remember is how nervous I was. I did not think I would win. There were so many beautiful and talented woman competing against me. The experience was one of a kind, and when my name was announced as the new Miss Magic Valley, I felt sheer joy. I cannot wait to represent my community at the Miss Idaho pageant in June. I am excited to spend more time with my sister title holder, Miss Canyon Rim, Kristina Nye, and both of our teens, Lauren Smith, Miss Magic Valley's Outstanding Teen (my little sister and favorite girl, she is adorable and she is going to do AMAZING at Miss Idaho's Outstanding Teen), and Abby Bitzenberg, Miss Canyon Rim's Outstanding Teen. I look forward to becoming more fit. To learning about the world around me. And, the very best part, going to activities in my community, being involved with the people that helped shape my life, and promoting my platform of anti-bullying and respect at schools and businesses. I am so thrilled for the year ahead and I appreciate all the love and support I have received along the way.


Lauren and Me.


My FANTASTIC parents and I, taking our traditional post crowning photo.


Being crowned Miss Magic Valley.



Driving the train at the Perrine Bridge Festival.



Judging 4H at the Shoshone Fair.



Promoting my platform, STAMP Out Bullying at Summit Elementary.



"Trophy Barbie" at Joe Mama's Car Show.


Making everyone happy with FREE SCHWANS ICE CREAM at Joe Mama's Car Show.


With Miss Twin Falls at the Perrine Bridge Festival.


All my love,
Deidre
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