Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Blog

I have loved writing and designing this blog! Unfortunately, I didn't have much time this summer to keep it updated, with getting married and all. Well, no longer is it just about 'madilynnslife' so I started a new blog about the adventures of my (ahem) husband... and I.
I would love you to check out gavinandmadiscott.blogspot.com and follow us there. The plan is for the Gavin and Madi blog to be a little more exciting than the one I put together on my own. Love you all!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Find Your Greatness

My favorite Olympic commercial right here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Josh Ritter

Crawl up your trellis and quietly back into your room,
And I'll coast down the length of your drive by the light of the moon.
The next time I see you, a new kind of hello.
Both our hearts have a secret, only both of us know
About the night that I drove you home, Kathleen.

Josh Ritter @ Red Butte Gardens 7/17/2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mona Rope Swings

This post is pretty overdue mostly because every time I try to import the pictures from my camera to my computer one of those two items freaks out. Anyways, I have been hearing about these rope swings and have wanted to go for a long time. A couple weeks ago, I finally found a reliable source for directions here: http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/60322

The ponds are located about 35 miles south of Provo. To get there, take I-15 south and take exit number 236 to Mona. Turn right after exiting the freeway then turn left at the first stop sign. Drive south 1.7 miles and turn right on a paved road just beyond the outskirts of Mona. The road leads straight to the ponds.

We were only there for about an hour, but if you bring a raft or fishing pole or grill, it would be easy to hang out by these ponds all day! There are about 5 rope swings: 4 on the north side of the lake and one on the south side. Try them all! The one on the south side  has a water ski rope and for some reason is pretty hard for girls to do. Every girl that went before and after me on this rope swing completely face planted it, I wish it would been on film! I nervously survived though and would do it again.

I took videos but can't figure out how to load them, so here is my one picture:
(I have no idea who the guy in the green shirt is)

Let me know if you try it out or have any questions about it. Definitely a fun family or friend hot summer day adventure!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Done with school, woot woot! I should be more excited but I don't know yet if I passed the class that would make or break my stats minor. Ha... yah. But either way, I am done! And employed!
I just finished a 12 hour shift and my 3rd day (night) at a residential treatment center and school for troubled and at risk teenage girls.

To fill you in on the comments I've received from the girls AND staff...
"Can I ask you a personal question? How old are you?"
"I didn't know if you were staff or a new patient."
"I am fourteen and look older than you!"
"You make me feel tall."
"I was like, this girl is old enough to be working here?"

I am 22. and going to bed.
Goodnight! (morning)

Friday, June 8, 2012



 Where do I start? You are attractive at first glance from a distance, and it just goes downhill from there. Arie had good choice of words when he called you narcissistic. I am glad Emily isn't falling for it and I want to punch you in the face.


I'm all for the trying to act smarter than you really are thing, but there are limits. Let other people get a word in. I want to punch you in the face.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Every year since high school, we have shown those graduates how to PaRtaY!!
By keeping them in line,
 Swiping tokens,
 Going CRAZY on the go-carts, 
Winning the jackpot
and saving our tickets.