Wednesday, December 16, 2009
My application to BYU graduate studies is officially in and I'm sending out my application to work at Oakcrest tomorrow. If all goes well, I will be moving out to Utah the first week of May right after graduation. However, we all know how things turn out when we plan :) I just have to wait and see if I get accepted to either! If not, I'll be living back home and going to a school near there. But, I can't say enough how much I want to be at Oakcrest and BYU. I hope it happens. We'll see. Wish me luck!
Now that I'm on break I'm going to enjoy it! I've got some online schoolwork to do, but nothing can stand in my way! Last weekend I had an amazing visit with Eliza and this weekend I'm off to PA! Hershey, here I come! I'm pretty excited! Life is good.
P.S. This is my 50th post! Hurray!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I know what you're thinking. What party doesn't end with someone on top of the fridge? The cookies told a very specific story. That night I laughed so hard I had a stomach ache. Or maybe that was the 101 cookies :)
Next up on the adventure list. ELIZA. Then Hershey PA! Life is good.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
But after certain events this weekend I feel like a huge load has been lifted off my shoulders. I walked into my roommates room and stated "Life is wonderful!" She responded with a smile and said, "You're back." I am! I'm back and better than ever! I love life again!
Is my life perfect? Nope. But who cares?!?! Its marvelous none the less.
A word to the wise: If there's something you feel like you should do, don't avoid it or put off. DO IT! You'll be glad you did :)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I know my life is good. I am extremely blessed and I should have nothing to complain about. Here it comes.... the BUT. But, I just feel like there is so much pressure on me! Most, if not all of which I put on myself. And even though I know I'm not, I just feel alone.
I've decided, I want 6 full months. I want 6 months to have no responsibilities besides church, to sit in bed for as long as I want and read a millions books on my To-Read list, to get on a plane and fly where ever I want, to sit outside to smell the air and be calm, to write in my journal, to read my scriptures, to make my clothes fit again, to have time to plan and prepare wonderful meals, and to RUN and RUN and RUN. That's what I want. 6 months.
I just needed to get that off my chest. Sorry for the downer post. I hope I didn't depress you too much. By the way, I have to say thanks to my wonderful dad who is coming to give me a running car today. He is a life saver! He always has my back. Thanks dad!
Next week is Thanksgiving! Hopefully I'll have a much happier post after that glorious school(but not homework) free weekend.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I can do it.... just click log out and go to the library website...... anyone up for a movie instead? :)
Any motivational thoughts would be much appreciated right now :)
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Check out THESE heartthrobs:
A STUD that will take me to the beach? Sign me up!
And a man who loves outdoor adventures? That's my kind of guy!
To any boys who are currently or may in the future be interested in me:
As you can plainly see, you've got your work cut out for you trying to top THAT! I don't envy you.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
And figuring out my schedule for next semester, I'm actually going to have time to breathe starting in January! Yay for 18 credit hours!!!! And the past couple of days have been excellent and perfect in pretty much every way for no particular reason.
But as a side note, tonight in the car on the way home from institute I told the girls some funny stories about my family, and I'm sure they were looking at me like I was crazy as I'm trying to drive and can't breathe because I'm laughing so hard. Of course I'm the only one laughing. And as a result, I miss my family! I miss my mommy! And I'm perfectly okay with admitting that fact. I can't wait til Christmas when we're all together again. Christmas?!?! Its too far away! Hooray for next weekend when I get to go home and see my parents, 2 sibs, 2 nephews, and 1 niece full of attitude!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Hopefully I'll find the time to update you on my marvelous life soon. Until then.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Andrea (my previous roommate and one of my best friends) came for a visit my first ultra fun weekend. Lauren is on the left. She is my current roommate and also happens to be one of Andrea's former roommates.
We laughed, and sang, and laughed, and played games, and laughed, and stayed up late, and laughed and laughed and laughed. It was wonderful.
Over Labor Day weekend I spent Saturday through Monday with Eliza (also one of my best friends)!!!! We spent the weekend doing things I had never had the privilege in my sheltered life to do. Such as.....
Eating at Chipotle....
Watching Sleeping Beauty, playing tons of new board/card games and having tons and tons of fun(I have done that before). It was delightful.
Then, last weekend Andrea came for another fantastic visit and we went CAMPING! I happen to really like camping. And we celebrated 2 of our friends' birthdays.
All in all, this is shaping up to be a fun, busy, but fun, semester. The only downside is that the two people(outside of family) at the core of my social life live 2 hours away, in opposite directions. Luckily I love traveling :)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Dear Meany Face,
Today you keyed my car. I was already having a bad day, and upon my release from class, I was looking forward to going home and eating a lunch and cheering myself up. Instead I came out to my car and CRIED. Someone should probably inform you that art work is for paper and canvases, not other people's property. I understand we all have frustration sometimes. I would suggest taking a bubble bath or talking it out with a good friend instead of ruining another person's day. So from now on, please leave my poor little car alone. It did nothing to you besides park next to you. And in case you were wondering, I reported you to the police. They may never find you, but whether they do or not I hope you learn a valuable lesson from all this. I know I did: Ride your bike to school from now on.
Thanks for the lesson.
-The girl whose car you keyed, and day you attempted to ruin
P.S. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my day anyways. That'll show you.
P.P.S. Sorry for calling you meany face.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
So here are my Sunday lists. People I'm grateful for:
1. ANDREA!!! She just made everything okay again!
2. ELIZA!!! For listening to hours of my rambling on the phone when I really needed an ear.
(Do I have some great friends or what?)
3. My advisor. He didn't really do anything, but just letting me explain my plan for the next year really helped.
4. A girl in my class who said people with Tourette's are cool.
And things that I'm grateful for/made me happy this week:
1. My new book shelf! (I've decided to become a reader... as soon as I have time)
2. My new picture frame (thanks Phil)
3. Mowing the grass.
4. My freshly weeded back yard.
5. My completely over organized schedule/bulletin board that puts things in front of me so it doesn't have to swim around in my head.
I've never wanted to slack off from school as much as I do now. And I've never needed to work as hard or do as much as I do this semester with taking way too many hours, taking the GRE, and applying to grad school. One person suggested to me that I'm getting senioritis. I think she might be right :) Wish me luck!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
But for this week, people I really appreciate:
1. Brittany for letting me live on the floor next to her bed for a week and for making my trip a blast!
2. The Dudleys for picking me up and giving me a place to stay while I was in limbo even though they already had a full house.
3. My mom. Recent observations of other moms and mother-daughter relationships has given me a good dose of appreciation for her. I don't express it enough, but my mom is great and the only mom I would want.
And things I'm grateful for/made me happy this week:
1. Having a really fun week away from home this week.
2. That I'm going home tomorrow.
3. That I have a week left before school starts.
4. We're going to have Internet at the house at school this year!
5. Feeling Heavenly Father's love every single day.
6. That I have a friend who travels everywhere with me, listens to me talk as late into the night or as early in the morning as I need, and doesn't mind my rambling. Do you know who it is? ;)
7. Learning much needed lessons.
8. Even though I'm sad that I'm not going to BYU, Heavenly Father really gave me the reassurance I needed that I'll be where he wants me to be.
9. The fact that I have a spectacular life and I'm blessed beyond what I can hold!
Yes, we were that close. Too bad they didn't turn around so I could get their faces.
This has been an amazingly fun trip. The only down side is that it makes me sad that I'm not going to the Y this fall. Hopefully I'll be here next year for my master's degree. If only :)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Here's the three sisters on the car ride:
No pics from the river due to water and electronic incompatibilities.
Its kind of weird that I'm an OFFICIAL adult. In a lot of ways I've been an adult for a while now, but in a lot ways I'm definitely not. And to be honest, I hope I never grow up. What fun is life if you can't act like you're 5 years old sometimes?
After the family visit I took my chances with standby and went to UTAH!!! I stayed a few days with the Dudley's (my sister-in-law's family). They were nice enough to pick me up at the airport which I greatly appreciated. While in Salt Lake I went with Bekah to Oakcrest girl's camp. For those of you who I haven't told about Oakcrest, its the camp where I want to work next summer. When I went last week I LOVED it. I really hope I get a counselor job. Wish me luck!
After Salt Lake came Provo, where I am now. I'm staying with my wonderful friend Brittany at BYU and we're having a blast. Look at this gorgeous face I get to wake up to every morning:
And learned I'm a pretty intense Sardines player.
I've already had a ton of fun and there is much more to come. And in case you're wondering if I'm the kind of girl who goes to DI and tries on the ugly wedding dresses for no reason... I totally AM!I think the puffy sleeves were my favorite.
One funny mishap was that Brittany and I walked to DI and didn't realize how far away it was until we got there. So, we sat on the curb looking pretty shady until we got one of Brittany's roommates to pick us up. Totally worth it.