my blog is so boring. i could take random pictures of me and jake around the house, if that's what you're interested in. we're not doing anything really exciting these days. we go to school, jake works, i'm doing TA and editing stuff for BYU, and then we come home and just chill. we've been homebodies, and actually have been enjoying it a lot. the only news i have (and it's pretty exciting) is that we are leaving for SAMOA in just 3 1/2 weeks. we'll first be going to new zealand for 3 days and then heading off to jake's mission for another 2 weeks. jake is like a little boy when it comes to this stuff...he's just so excited, which makes me so excited. we feel really blessed that we get to do this---and don't worry, just missing 2 weeks of school. no big deal. so that's basically the update. i promise once something photo-worthy happens, i'll let you know.