Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So You Think You Can.



Kent/Robert



I love dancing.  I thought about why I am so attached do this show and I think I've figured it out.
I love music.  Always have probably always will.  I love hearing others play music and I love (and miss) hearing myself play music.  I love the way you can express such raw feelings.  Recently through the show So You Think You can Dance, I've realized that I also love the self expression of dance.  I can't do it, but I love watching others do it.


Anyway... So for my lil sisters birthday, we got tickets to the SYTYCD tour in SLC!!!!  Thursday Nov 4th was the day...seriously one of the coolest events I've seen.  There is just something about seeing them on stage that I literally almost cried a few times.  (yeah I'm not ashamed!) anyway it was a night I will always remember.  So fun!

Jose/Dominic

Kent!

Robert/Katherine
Kent and Robert
Dominic/Robert
All That Jazz

Such a good dance
The Best!!! Winner and runner up
SISTERS  :)

Saturday, November 06, 2010

escape

(Don't worry the post about the best event of my life this far is comin..)


So I've been thinking A) I wish blogger would automatically capitalize the letter "i" when you type it like microsoft word does...I mean really.  2) I need a safe house.

No but really think about. I want to make a secret escape house that no body knows about... here's what it would have in it.
1. A piano.  Yes I wish so badly I had a full piano somewhere secret that I could just go play and not worry about who was listening.  I haven't played in a long time and as geeky as it is...I miss it.
2. A bed and a good book.  I don't really like to read but I often enjoy a good book.  If I had somewhere I could go and just be alone for however long I wanted, I would read.
3. My own private beach where the sun is always in a beautiful sunset.
4. My Ipod.  Equipped with every song I've ever loved.

In this secret house, time would be irrelevant.  In fact I think that it would have to stop completely.  I could just go in and come then when I was ready to get back to real life I'd come out and it there would still be all the time in the day there was before.

If only.......

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Fa Reals??

Tonight I will be attending this.


Where I will see him.


And we will most likely get married....just sayin :)

Monday, November 01, 2010

Aweeesoomme Fall Weekend

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 
I'm loving fall and I had a great weekend!!! Life is good! 

{Me and Regi at the Howl}

{Friends at Work}
{Shea, Sarah, Me, Reg at the Howl}

{Sceered at the Corn Maze}

 {I may or may not have biffed it major at the corn maze.  And I may or may not still be sore from it!}

{I love these people SO MUCH}
{Thanks to those who I "borrowed" pictures off of facebook from :)}


Oh and WELCOME NOVEMBER!!! :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Concerts.

My favorite :) On Oct. 12th I went to an AMAZING concert at UVU....so I was thinking of all the concerts I've been to so in honor of record keeping here is a concert journey of my life....

1. Clay Aiken.  Yes, the first concert I ever went to was the Clay Aiken christmas special in SLC. I'm not ashamed to admit I was an avid Clay Aiken fan.

2. Jesse McCartney.  In 8th grade. (or 9th) We got tickets for Brits birthday and we basically thought we were bomb. We sat on the 6th row and he was sooo hot.  Except he was sweaty and had acne....but still

3. Second Hand Serenade. Good times.  I througally enjoyed this show.

{Also, I was introduced to this hottie--Allred}
4. Boys Like Girls. Good Charollette. Metro Station.  This concert was pretty awesome!! My first experience with moshing.  Don't really like it. But love Boys Like Girls.

5. Dashboard Confessional.  This concert was free. And awesome.
and now the BEST one.....

6. Auburn. IYAZ. B.O.B. and JASON DERULO! It was so fun! Seriously amazing.  The energy was high
and it was just so fun!!


It was so fun and I'm so glad I went! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FAIL

So I don't have a lot of time to blog but quite frankly this is just something so incredible I'm going to hurry and write it.
I got my piano test back today.  This test was on the best and the worst of piano books for the big composers and who edited them etc, etc.
So I got a 16 1/2......


out of 50!


EPIC FAIL!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Most likely the funniest commercial...ever

Tag and Jamba

It's a shame I didn't get more into tag when I was younger because now I LOVE IT!
For real there is just something about the game that takes all my cares and worries away.  As I'm running on the playground chasing the kids at school as they scream and giggle, I just am seriously so happy..... I forget about my huge stomach, my messy apartment, my loneliness, my finances, my terrible skin, my school work, my future, etc etc etc.  It all disappears. Same thing happens when I watch Boy Meets World.  It's amazing and I love it.

Also, I've discovered something that may change my life forever........are you ready for this

The SOUR PATCH KID 
JAMBA JUICE!

That's right Jamba makes a sour patch kid smoothie...sounds weird...it's not...it's the BOMB.  It's on the secret menu so you have to ask for it specifically but it is sooooo goood....I love it.  Also if you go in Logan between 5 and 7 you get a huge one for the price of a regular. Pretty amazing!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Maybe time to reevaluate...

So I had one of those days the other day.
Ya know the kind where this road you've been traveling down on the beautiful journey of life all of the sudden turns into a treacherous highway. But once you go a little further you see a sign on the side of the road in the shubbery that lets you know that ya this is where I want to be going and soon it will all get better.  
Explain? ok
I love teaching children.  I had a great experience teaching piano lessons in high school and thought to myself...ya I could do this everyday.  So naturally upon coming to USU I decided to major in Elementary Ed and become a teacher.  I was well on my way to applying for the program and was preparing the application for October 1st.  I met with my counselor (who btw I am very grateful for...I feel he genuinely cares for me and my education experience) and we started to go through everything and make sure it was all ready to go.  Everything was in order until the last item. My favorite  worst experience ever...the praxis.  My advisor informed me that I had to have a print out of my scores...which I don't have...but I know I passed.  And which is only available for 45 days on line...WHO KNEW I didn't and neither did my counselor.... so after the crap storm I went through to take the test...I don't have any scores.  So I had to pay an ADDITIONAL $40 to get my scores reopened AND I have to wait 7-10 business days for them to reopen AND then I have to wait for them to ship from New Jersey.  Do the math...chances are they won't be here by Oct 1st.  So I won't be applying for the program yet.  Road Block 1.
I took this very hard.  But, once I started thinking about it, I realized that ultimately I want to be a teacher so I'll just have to do whatever it takes.  Until... road block 2 popped up
I work for the after school club and LOVE IT!!! on this road block day however it was rough.  To make a long personal story short, I feel so sorry for children who have rough home lives at such a young age.  I wish so much I could give them the love they deserve and adopt them all.
This was a struggle for me because I realize that if I continue on this road to becoming a teacher, I'm probably going to run into this a lot.  If I take it that hard every time, it's going to be a rough time.
So naturally I called my mom.  She was that bright sign in the shrubbery that helped me to keep going.  I love her and I love how in tune with the spirit she is.
So... I'm still going to be a teacher, and I'm still going to be a positive influence in those kids lives, and be the angel they need every afternoon.  :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

b b b b BIRTHDAYS!!!!

I love birthdays. Whether it's my own or not...( but let's face it...I like mine the most) This weekend we partied like it was 1999 (how hard did I actually party when I was 9?? real hard.)
Reginald's birthday was on thursday...
We decorated her room with millions of balloons and streamers. For dinner I made some delish Cafe Rio style chicken burritos.  Then we had a 99 Red Balloons Dance Party.
Friday wasn't anyones birthday.  But, we went to TEXAS ROADHOUSE to celebrate the combined birthday.  It was SOOOO FUN! Seriously though it was great.
Saturday was Brittnay's birthday. We made some yummy french toast and orange juliuses for breakfast.  We suck at life so there aren't any pictures from our breakfast. But we do have decorating pictures!!!
So as you know it was a GREAT weekend!!!
Love you Reg and Brit!! :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY'S!! 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The last few weeks...

I've been so lazy with writing on here and in my personal journal for that matter...I'm trying to do better because I seriously believe that documenting your experiences is muy importante.  So here's a quicky about the last month or so.....
  • New APT: My new place is great....yes we didn't have hot water..but now we do..so it's all good!! :) I love living here and love being here with my besties!!! (If I can ever remember when it's clean...maybe I'll take some pictures)
  • New Classes: SUCK. Ok ok so they aren't that bad but I'm just finishing up all of my generals so I'm taking a bunch of classes that mean nothing to me.  Like Intelligent Life in the Universe.  Yup a whole class devoted to aliens.  SOOOO boring.  Also, I'm taking a humanities class and seriously the whole time I really do not know what is going on...it's a struggle.  But the quizzes comes straight from Spark Notes...ya the teacher doesn't know what she's doing...pretty sure.  Also, I'm taking a Piano Pedagogy class where we learn how to teach piano. I personally love it.  There are only like 2 or 3 of us in the class that aren't piano majors, and basically everyone in that class is just taking it because they have to.  But, I like it... :)
  • New Job: LOVE IT!! It's def my cup of tea.... I work every day from 2-6 and I just love it.  I work mostly with the first graders and quite frankly every day I want to take them home with me....mostly just one of them...but I can't..:( But it's good pay and I just play with kids all day.... it rocks.

Monday, August 23, 2010

First day of school

Today I watched my lil brother and sister prepare for their first day of school. Bought school supplies. Check. Cut Hair.  Check.  Laid out clothes on the floor in the order you will wear them. Check. All of the memories of my first days of school came flooding back.  I used to get sooo nervous.  My lil sister is starting to go to the high school as a sophomore this year.

When I went to tour the high school after I got my sophomore schedule, Brit and I seriously about died.  We both vividly remember the day we thought that "HUGE" school was going to eat us alive.  HA.

It's been great to watch Car go through those same things and tell her..."it's not that big of a deal." But of course she doesn't listen.  I think she's tried on her outfit 3 times and run through the way she's going to do her hair at least 50 times.  I just sit back and laugh.  Thankful that my high schools days are behind me and I will never have to go through the nervous first day of school ever again.

School for me starts in a week.  Also only TWO DAYS until I move out!! Can't wait.

My mouth is healing up nicely. Thank goodness.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Under the Knife....

Tomorrow my wisdom teeth are coming out.

I've always been deathly terrified of this procedure.

I don't exactly know what it entails.  I'm just excited to get it over with.

They must know that they are coming out because they are hurting me tonight.  I think it's just all in my head.

In other news... ONE MORE WEEK!! I seriously can't wait to move out and back up to Logan!! Brit and I took a mini road trip there yesterday because well I had to pee in a cup.  For a drug test.  We hung out with Regi and went and visited Larissa at work.  Man I just seriously can't wait to be room mates with them again!! I started packing up my room today and now I'm antsy.  Oi.

Pray for me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Am

Over the last year I've been trying to grow closer to the Savior and to truly believe that He Lives and the He loves and knows me.

All my life I've been taught that the Savior lives and that He knows each of his children personally.  I just kinda took that for what it was and didn't question it.  I remember being at a Young  Women activity when I was probably 17 years old.  The activity was centered around Easter.  We had been talking about Jesus Christ and how He rose from the tomb on the third day and how He Lives.  It was all the same stuff I'd heard many times before.  But this time, something was different.  During the closing prayer the words, "Dear Heavenly Father," and "in the name of Jesus Christ" took on new meaning to me.  They do LIVE.  When we pray we aren't just talking to the air but we are talking to our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ.  It's like everything I knew was finally making sense.

Ever since this experience, I've wondered where my relationship with the Savior stands.  I know He Lives and that He loves me and is always there for me, but what does that mean to me and in my life?

A few months ago a sweet lady who teaches Relief Society in my home ward who is a great example to me, shared this song and video during her lesson.

It touched me so much realizing everything the Savior does for me.  As we grow up, our relationship with Him  changes and He becomes more to us.

I hope this video strengthens other's testimonies as much as it strengthened mine.



Whether at this point in your life the Savior is your
"elbow Healer, Superhero, Heartache Healer, Secret Keeper, Shepherd, Pasture Maker, Creature, Maker, Life Sustainer, Comforter, Healer, or Redeemer"
He is always "Lord and King, Beginning and the End", and he is always there.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Daddy

The 12th was my favorite daddy's birthday!! I love him so much and I'm so thankful for everything he does for our family.  I hope that my husband has the same loving qualities my dad has. :)

Love you DAD!!

And the winner is....

Yesterday was a bitter sweet farewell...

SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance)   ended it's season.

Just for the record I called the favorites from the beginning.  Just sayin. Proof!

Of course I LOVED Kent and would've love to see him win. (except honestly I think I would've cried.  Seeing him cry and due to my current emotional state...I just think it would've pulled at my heart strings and caused some embarrassing water works)


But I also really liked Lauren and was so happy to see her win. She deserved it!!!

I think there were so many great/inspirational dances on the show this season.  I really enjoyed watching it!!

Anyway now it's over and I have to wait a whole year for the next season....


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Good News

Hot dang I love reporting good things. 
First off....
CHERRIES IS OVER!!!
Cherries is over!!
Cherries is over!!
Cherries is over!!!
Cherries is  over!!!

I am so excited to get back to regular life for the next two or so weeks and then...

I MOVE BACK TO LOGAN!!!
I move back to Logan!!
I move back to Logan!!
I move back to Logan!!!
I move back to Logan!!!

Which I am really excited for as well because I love Logan.  Don't get me wrong I love my family and It's been real being home but I'm just ready to get back into the college life. The only thing I don't like about college life is the job that I had. But don't worry that is changing because...

I GOT A NEW JOB!!!
I got a new job!!
I got a new job!!
I got a new job!!!
I got a new job!!!

Whew.  So I went up last week to interview for a job at the Logan Rec Center doing their after school program and today they called to offer me the job!!! I literally could have died.  GOODBYE information alliance!!



Monday, August 02, 2010

Nothing new

Just working. And sleeping.  I miss having a reason to get up and get ready and do my hair.  I'm seriously getting antsy to move back up to Logan and have a life again! Can't wait.

I have a job interview in Logan on Wednesday for the rec center's after school program that I volunteered with last year for my class.  I'm pretty excited and hope that the interview goes well.

I also saw Charlie St. Cloud the other day and it is now official....I am in LOVE with Zac Efron!  Seriously.  The man just makes me crazy.  I don't know if I would actually like the real man because let's be real he's probably a d-bag, but I love seriously every character he plays.

High School Musical:
I've always been a die hard fan of these overly cheesy movies.  They followed me through all my big events in life.  When the first one came out I was a freshman in high school.  We graduated together. So really they are like my fellow classmates. Haha just kidding..  but really I connected with him from day one.

Hairspray:
I love him in this.  He cracks me up.

17 Again:
I watched this a few days ago and seriously he (Mr. Efron)  is FUNNY! oh and attractive.

Charlie St. Cloud:
Whew one word....perfection.  Zac just is beautiful.


that's all.
No but really the movie and the book (Charlie St. Cloud) are both great. (And not just because I'm in love with the main character...:) )

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cherries

My new home is Payson Fruit Growers Plant B.  I will be spending probably the next three weeks there.  The job is easy, and the hours are long.  Just to clarify, we do not pick the cherries. We simply work in the factory that destems, depits, and packages the little fruit into buckets.  It's a little something like this....
except not black and white.
oh and not chocolates.

But other than that it is pretty close.. the little guys just travel on down the conveyor belt and your job is to pick off all the nasty ones. PARTY! you could also be a bucket liner, a lever puller, a sugar dispenser, a bag twister, or a lid pounder. Such variety of responsibilities.  
 however, you don't want to eat these cherries.  They are tart.  They taste nast until the third to last step in the process when the buckets are filled with 5 lbs of sugar!  Let's be real--5 lbs of sugar would make anything taste good. 
Yup so cherries is one blast and a half.  
: )

Thursday, July 22, 2010

.....Sigh......

So technically today was the last day of my summer
~Sigh~
I'm not ready for it to be over.
Tomorrow we start cherries.
My mom keeps reminding me what a blessing it is that Shea, Cam, and I were all able to get on at the cherry plant so we can all make some much needed mula, but I just can't help but dread the fact that I will be spending the next weeks in the warehouse all night..sigh
But alas, it should be good! I'm really just going to try to keep my chin up and hope the time flies! :)
Wish me luck

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

JOJOBA

If you know me you are aware that I love the Pink Panther Movies with Steve Martin.  I found an authentic bottle of jojoba yesterday and just had to take a picture!! I love this scene in Pink Panther 2.  Kills me every time!! : )

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wha happen??

My blog somehow got all changed! I don't know how to put it back to regular.  I left it alone for a few weeks while I went to Arizona and I come back and it's all different!! WHA!!?? I'm going to try to fix it!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meanwhile...

Meanwhile I was running tonight (ya I ran. for the first time in a long time. I'm out of shape....) anyway I didn't have my ipod because it was dead ( my ipod never dies...it was weird) so I just did a lot of thinking. 

I've slacked off on my piano and organ playing. In fact I don't think I even remember how to play the organ and playing the piano is just boring to me.  I don't really want to "practice" more or anything like that though because I have no reason to I feel like.  But, I do need to practice the organ more because it's a pretty good skill to have. 

Anyway, I was also thinking about how much I LOVED teaching piano lessons. I can't wait to have my own piano and home so I can teach lessons again.   I really just love it so so much. 

I also love Jon Schmidt I signed up for his emailing list so I can get heads up for his concerts.  Also, I found out that he wrote a easier note reading program for young children.  You can download it for free off the Internet and so of course I did.  I can't wait to look of it and use it.  I'm sure it's great. Then he has a book that has a 67 fun songs for the kids to play.  I am hopefully going to get it tomorrow. I'm excited.
  Ya, I'm a weirdo!

Also, meanwhile I was shopping today with Carlie, I got called to do cherries again!! Yippy....hahaha Ya know I'm thankful that I'm going to be able to do it again because I desperately need the money.  And plus who doesn't love working in a smelly warehouse all night 6 nights a week!! YAY! :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Regrets

Today my mind has sorta been in another place.  I did some cleaning and laundry and seriously my mind was going 5000mph thinking about the
should-a
would-a
what-ifs
 and
if-onlys
For instance, what if I had stayed in Logan for the summer.  Continued working at Information Alliance and looked for another- better job.  I probably should-a done that.
If only I wasn't so scared to leap outside of my comfort zone and try something I've never done before.
I should-a taken a risk and stayed in Logan and made new friends.  Would I have made new friends or just sat around depressed. 
Unfortuantly these questions can't be answered. I will never know what would-a happened.  The what-if will remain a what-if

But what I know right now is that I made a decision and if I want to waste my time looking back and wondering if I made the right one, I can do that.  

But I think I just need to embrace this time I have at home for all it's worth.  I need to make sure that I don't leave any leaf unturned. I don't want to look back on this summer and wonder about the what-ifs and shoud-a could-a would-a's.  It's not worth it.  I want to live from here on out with no regrets.  Take the leaps life gives me.  I'm so blessed with a lot of opportunities and it's time I did something with them!  

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You could call me a country traveler

So I actually haven't traveled the WHOLE country, but I've been to see some pretty cool places!

Since a picture is worth 1000 words, I'll let them do the talking!! :)

First stop: Philadelphia, PA
First off all I feel like this was my first brush with a "big city".  I mean I've been to Mesa, Salt Lake, and Phoenix, and even San Diego, but nothing compared to the traffic we drove in here.  Anyway...
We went to Valley Forge, The Liberty Bell, a cool church, Independence Hall (but we couldn't get in for a tour) and the art museum with the famous rocky steps, where we made our own "art".
After our trip to the "big" city, there were two epic clue games both of which I lost :(

Next Stop: New York!!
New York was awesome! I loved every minute of it.  We first walked around got a hot dog and headed to the theatre where our Broadway show was going to be.  We saw South Pacific.  It was great!! Then we continued to Time Square.  We also went to China Town and got some amazing massages.  If only I had pictures...they would be epic!


Next Stop: Washington DC
Washington DC was beautiful.  I loved being there and the feeling of the town. I'm so grateful for this country and all the sacrifices that so many people have made so that we can live the way we do.  We went to a sobering Holocaust museum.  I was very touched by the beautiful exhibit.  We also went to the American History Smithsonian and the mall where the Washington Monument, Lincoln Monument, and War Memorials are.  It was beautiful. 

On our final day we spent some good times with our family.  It was great to spend time with my cousins because I don't get to see them very often.  We played poker,  wiffle ball (spelling??),  went to Gentry's graduation, went to dinner, and shopping.  It was so much fun.  I'm so grateful to my aunt and uncle for everything they did for us.  It was an AMAZING vacation that I will seriously always cherish!!
What a great trip!


Friday, June 11, 2010

oh SYTYCD

I seriously LOVE So You Think You Can Dance.
I mean it's strange because well I don't think I can dance and well I suck at dancing and always have...but still I love it so so so much!! It's going to be a great season I can already tell.  They are bringing  back some of my favorites from past seasons.  In fact, I love all the people they brought back except for Comfort. Never liked her.  But nonetheless....it's the best show on tv. 

My current favorites are KENT!! and Lauren.  I love Kent so much I get goosebumps everytime he dances.  OH man I'm stoked!!
Watch the video..you'll fall in love too! Then watch SYTYCD...seriously you won't regret it !!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl2N9YJatrE&feature=related                                               

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

What can you do?

I went and paid my ticket yesterday.
$140
Just a little frustrated......
But after Traffic School on the 10th it will all be behind me. 
I hate cops!

Nonetheless, life moves forward and I'm just taking it all in!!!  : )

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Friday, May 28, 2010

BaBaBaBaBaBaBaaaa

There she is.  Not much but I really like it!!! It runs and it's ALL MINE!!! : ) Thanks dad! :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NO more whining and I mean it!

Today was an interesting day.  First of all my hair did something it has never done before-I mean it has done some pretty crazy things but today it was UN TAMABLE.  I just couldn't get it under control so my look resulted in a lions mane held back with a headband.  Ah well... : )

We headed off to the flower shop to work AGHHHH it's been pretty good ya know-getting money but I'm just glad we are done! 

On the way home we decided to stop at Sweet Tooth Fairy's to get a cup cake. I seriously love those things!! I had a DEliCiouS coconut cupcake....SOOOO GOODDDDD!! anyway when we came out of the cupcake store, Brittnay realized her nice key necklace wasn't around her neck. And I had locked the door....yup we were locked out of the car.  OOOPPPS.  So Brit called her parents and we didn't really know what to do...then this man was like...you looked like you are locked out of your car.  We were so he said he could help us.  He bent the door back and stuck a wedge of wood between the door and the car then just stuck a hanger down in and unlocked the door.!!! AWESOME.  we were so grateful for him.  I love kind complete strangers that you will probably never see again, but who make something better.  THANK YOU SIR!!

Then we just went home, changed clothes, and watched tv.. Brit and I went for our usual bike ride...we just go around. At first it was HARRRDD.  But I'm getting used to the hills and I really like going on bike rides.  : )

Then we had some YUMMMMYYYY fish tacos that my wonderful mom made.  Finally there was a little adventure at the end of the night.  Drake got lost so we drove around the neighborhood whistling and calling for him....didn't find him...but still it was pretty exciting.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Things don't just happen for no reason.  They happen to teach us something." -Boy Meets World

This is the story of my life lately it seems.  Things just keep happening....and I guess I'm supposed to learn something from these few crap storms.  Don't get me wrong my life is great.  I'm healthy, I have great friends, a great family who loves me, and many many blessings.  But lately things are just going wrong.  Time for me to figure out what I'm supposed to learn I guess. 

So like I said  before, I GOT A CAR!!! at first I didn't really like it but as I've been driving it, I've grown to really love it.  It will never be my sundance, but it is a great car.  However first day of driving it yup I got pulled over for the first time in my life! oh the irony.  I didn't stop completly at a stop sign and there just so happened to be my stalker cop right at that intersection.  Seriously this cop follows me.  He attended to not only both my accidents, but also both the accidents I witnessed! Leave me alone DANG IT!! I thought 'he'll only give me a warning...This is my new car...'  But lo and behold he didn't care and issued me a nice citation.   So I have that added to my list of upcoming expenses.  Also, had an interview on Monday...blew it...didn't get the job.   So I'm  back to square one.  I hate applying for jobs.  But, I found out today that Zupas in Provo is hiring.  I semi applied by emailing in my resume so we'll just have to see.  I've also applied at TGI Fridays, Maceys, Seagull Book, and Fresh Market.  Somethings gotta give RIGHT???? Also, I don't date...I feel a little lonely.  And the cherry ontop of my bad luck sundae...my camera kicked it yet again.... DANG IT!!! the screen broke. yup don't know how but it did! So now I'm semi camera-less.  Oi!

I'm ready to learn my lessons and have things work out thank you!

Once again I feel very blessed and I'm so grateful for everything I have! Somethings just aren't going as perfect as I hoped they would... but I plow on  : )

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First they're sour...then they're sweet...and I'm addicted

For Realllllsss.....Sorta a Problem...

Zhere's Your Vone

WOOOOOWWWW........
I feel like I've been really busy lately and but in all reality I've been doing NOTHING!!
Alright just kidding I have done a few things in the last little while...

First of all I finished my first year of college!!! (WOOT WOOT)  It feels unreal.  Like really I can't believe it...but none the less I finished and I finished pretty good too...3.7 gpa.... not too shabby

I moved home....hmmmm interesting times.  I've felt a little like a  shouldn't have...especially because I don't have a job yet and I'm bored...but it's been great for the most part.. : )

I've been spending some great time with my family.  My Nielson grandparents have been here for whole month so it's been fun to be with them.  Brianna had a Beautiful wedding!! It was so great to see the Nielson's from PA... (I literally can not wait to go there this summmer!!!!)

Yup Yup that's really all life is just moving right along as usual...

OH... I almost forgot the biggest news of my day.... (drum roll)
I GOT A CAR TODAY!!!! (biggggg WOOT WOOT!!!)
My amazing dad bought me a 2000 Honda Civic....I don't actually have it yet because the bumperr is getting fixed...but I am so excited!!!!

Life is great..... : )

Monday, May 03, 2010

Sleepovers and Long Drives...

There are a few things that I just love and I really think I could not do without....

...Sleepovers... Being the poor deprived child that I was (a little dramatic) I wasn't ever allowed to have sleepovers...I take that back..I could until the rule change when I was probably like 12.  So every night in my apartment has felt like the big huge sleepover I was missing out on.  We moved all of our mattresses into the living room and have just been sleeping in there for the week.  It's nice.  We've been watching a pethera of movies and just enjoying our last week as roommates until the summer..

...Long Drives... I love just driving. I hate that I don't have my own car right now because I can't just drive as much as I would like.  Driving around just puts life into perspective for me.  It's so soothing.

So my freshman year of college is coming to an end...

How did that happen???

Don't ask me.  I feel like just yesterday I was moving into good ol' morgan hall.  I can vividly remember that day.  As I was packing up my room yesterday, I kept thinking about when I put that stuff up.  How much things have changed since then but also how much they have stayed the same. 

I litterally CAN NOT WAIT for the summer.  I'm getting ansy and ready to break out of this place.  I have some big adventures planned and I really need it to start now!!  I would do a nice reflective college is over post... but it's not quite over yet...and I'm not finished reflecting yet.  :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Two Soles with but one.....Shoe

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."

- Henry Ford
 
I've been very blessed to have this best friend in my life.  Brittnay and I have been friends since the 4th grade.  It took us a while, but we became inseparable by the 6th grade. We've been through our struggles but we've never stopped being best friends.  It's hard for me to believe that people don't have someone like Brittnay.  She's my confidant. She's so loyal....like a dog :) We can tell each other everything. We laugh together, cry together, yell together and have fun together.  We've made it through a lot of crap storms, so I know we can be friends through anything. 

I love ya Britt!

Recently, we've come across another...Larissa is great.  She adds so much to our friendship.  She sleeps in between us every night.  We tell each other our deepest darkest secrets : ) I know that the three of us have some great times ahead of us! I can't wait.

You guys are great.  I love you!!! Thanks for everything!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Pointless Post

I really have nothing to write..... I'm just bored....and not wanting to do any homework. 

Last week there was an earthquake.....I have never been in an earthquake before so it was a nice life milestone.  Don't worry we didn't have to duck and cover and get under our desk while the sky was falling.  I was just at work the tables shook for about a minute and then that was it.  I'm pretty glad I wasn't at Morgan Hall because I hear the tall old building doesn't exactly have a strong foundation.  But that was a pretty exciting moment in my life.  :)

Also, I registered for next semester a few nights ago.  I serioulsy can't believe my first year of college is coming to an end.  Time is a crazy thing.  It just goes by.  I'm super stoked for the summer and the adventures I have planned.  : )

Also, I only have to work 2 more days at my stupid job.  I'm just so annoyed with a) the people who work there b) the rules and c) working weekends.
They hired a whole bunch of high school students that seriously are just so annoying!!! Also, because they hired all those high school students and alll their friends, no one has been focusing....go figure.  So now we can't have ANYTHING on our desk to do.  Needless to say I doze off everyday. 

Anyway....time to get back to life...it never stops! : ) :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

MiStEr SuN

Mister Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun
THANKS for shining down on me!! :)
Keep up the good work!

Monday, April 12, 2010

His Hands

I've been thinking a lot lately about my Saviors hands. My favorite conference talk was by Pres Uchdorf in the Sunday morning session. "You are my Hands". He told this story and it has stuck with me since.

A story is told that during the bombing of a city in World War II, a large statue of Jesus Christ was severely damaged. When the townspeople found the statue among the rubble, they mourned because it had been a beloved symbol of their faith and of God’s presence in their lives.
Experts were able to repair most of the statue, but its hands had been damaged so severely that they could not be restored. Some suggested that they hire a sculptor to make new hands, but others wanted to leave it as it was—a permanent reminder of the tragedy of war. Ultimately, the statue remained without hands. However, the people of the city added on the base of the statue of Jesus Christ a sign with these words: “You are my hands.”
Like I said this has really stuck with me since Conference weekend. I am His hands. I started thinking about the symbolism behind the Saviors hands. The scriptures say that we are engraven on the Saviors palms; we are always with him. The nail prints not only represent the Crucifixion but they symbolize the fact that the Crucifixion was for us. Each of us individually so that we might over come death. The Savior's hands did nothing but good while he was on the earth. He went about serving, embracing, teaching, and healing. I love the movies that depict the Savior healing a blind man or a leper with only the touch of His hand. His hands served. I'm also reminded of the portrayal of the Savior in the Garden of Gethsemane. His hands quenched in pain as He suffered so that we don't have to. So that we can return and live with our Father in Heaven. Everything his hands do are for someone else. He used and still uses his hands to help others.
Pres. Uchdorf focused on the fact that our hands should also be used to benefit others. We are His hands. We are given the responsibility to do with our hands what the Savior would do with his if he were here.
So after I'd been thinking about this for the past week or so, I had a "fireball flying through the sky" experience yesterday in Sacrament Meeting when our testimony meeting was started off with the special musical number "His Hands". That summed up everything I had been thinking. My testimony of the Saviors "hands" grew full fold and I'm so grateful for that. I love my Savior and am striving each day to "make my hands like those of Galilee".

video

Friday, April 09, 2010

Life is good!!

Wow! what a great week it has been! Things are just going great! I decided to think of the top ten things to be grateful for this week....
  1. The Sunshine--the sun has been missing for like the last 5 months, but it finally returned the last couple of days. It is so beautiful!! I love opening the windows and letting it all pour in the apartment!
  2. The Praxis--ok i'm not really grateful for the actual Praxis, I am however grateful that I PASSED!!! I semi take back all the terrible naughty words I said about that test and the people who administer it. Not only did I get $80 back but I also don't have to take it again. YAY!! I'm also grateful for the holy ghost. I know I had his help during the test!
  3. Nice insurance guys--my dad got it all worked out with his nice insurance guy so I will have a CAR next year!!! So happy!
  4. my roomies!!-- I love them so much...they complete me!! :)
  5. Getting up on time--It's SOO hard for me to get up on time on Tuesdays and Thursdays but yesterday, I was up on time and actually ON TIME to class!! YAY!!
  6. Cleaning Checks--they suck, but they make me clean! (go figure) but I finally cleaned out under my bed for the first time this year. Larissa was sick of looking at all the little friends under there. :0 now it basically sparkles!! :)
  7. Getting a goood chair and headset at work: yesterday was the first time in weeks that my headset has even stayed on my head! Not to mention the chairs. Tuesday my chair was approximatly 4 inches off the ground, also, on Wednesday my chair was so far reclined. But yesterday, my chair and headset were perfect. I even moved seats and they were still great ones. :)
  8. Friday--I love Fridays....sleep in....good dinners....no work....and time with friends!
  9. My family-- I just love them!! Easter weekend was great. We did our traditional 'easter trail'. My mom also made DELICIOUS food and we all spent time together. It was so much fun!
  10. My Savior Jesus Christ-- I'm so grateful for my savior and the testimony that I have that he Lives! He knows me; He knows my thoughts, struggles and emotions. He knows because He has literally been there! He loves each of us individually. Conference was amazing and just proclaimed the fact that the Savior lives and He will come again! I'm so grateful I know that!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

March Madness

{Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.}

Well said Ferris...well said

March was full of busy adventures...life is moving way too fast!!!!

.......{Aggies are WAC Champions!}.......


I loved going to all the Aggie games!! It's so great to be at such a wonderful school! I'm so blessed with this opportunity!


.........{Praxis Exam}.........

Worst day of my life. The people who run that exam don't really have a brain in their head I'm pretty sure!! I don't even know if I passed yet.

.......{Road Trip!!!}............

Oregon was AMAZING!!! For sure a memory we will all remember forever! The Ramsey family was so kind and hospitable. They put all five of us up for like seven nights..free of charge!! They are so amazing.

We went to the rose gardens, the lake, Multnomah falls, downtown Portland, exploring, the fish hatchery, the zoo, Taco Bell, Red Robin, Canon Beach, Tillamook cheese factory, etc, etc, etc....it was LEGIT!

.......{Dalli Llama Love}.........

The weekend after Spring Break, all of us room mates headed down to the Harri Krisna (aka Dalli Llama Temple) to participate in the anual color festival of LOVE.

We sang.... HARRI HARRI KRISNA KRISNA!!! then threw a ton of colorful dust in the air turning the air all sorts of colors. It was also LEGIT!! After we took our colorful selfs to good ol' Magleby's! oh Magleby's! good times.


.......{March Madness}.......
The actual basketball tournament resulted in me doing TERRIBLE in the Beckert family tournament. I'm pretty sure I took a solid last place....but Carlie Won!!! The first Payson Beckert winner!!!! YAY US!
So it's been some great times lately! Everything is going so good and I'm so grateful for everything I have!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

oh passions

I need to have a passion.....

it used to be playing and teaching the piano but I don't really have the resources to do either of of those things....

If I could just be an artist...or a musician.....or maybe like a dancer....or a marathon runner....

HMMMMMM.....

How do you find a passion??????

Well I'll figure it out......

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BLAH....

I hate stupid people...you shouldn't be allowed to be stupid and be in the same area as me!!! Grrr... Not like IQ stupid people...but people who are stupid at life...Granted I'm not the most brillant at life and ya I make mistakes...but really some people I just feel are so dumb!!

Anyway....I'm not really as angry as I sound...I'm just sitting here bored...waiting for my appointed in the education building...I discovered today that I really do want to teach. I've kinda always known it but for some reason today it hit me that that is what I'm supposed to do. I think back to all the people who have had an influence on my life...teachers, church leaders, counselors, advisors, friends, family members, neighbors....and i just want to be that for some one..even just for one person. Oh man I'm just excited for the future today (even if there will still be stupid people) I'm just ready to get out there and make something of my life instead of whining about stupid people! ha ha ha


I feel terrible for the people in Haiti...Looking at the pictures makes me want to go over and adopt every single one of the children who were left parentless. It breaks my heart to think of children everywhere in the world who live in orphanages. Someday I'm going to go to Haiti or Africa or just anywhere and give of myself at the orpahnages. And someday I'm going to adopt children who need a life. I watched the movie Invictus like a month ago....all I could think about was helping children who live in orphanges. I feel like that is another calling of mine in life. Each of us has so much good to offer and so much we can change. I hate that some people (including myself) sit around and just wish things would change without actually getting off their butts and doing something about it. I'm not made of money (in fact I'm broke) but I just feel like I need to start saving my money and trying to get out there and change kids lives. If not out in foreign countries then just right here with children who are less forunate.




Wow....I don't know where any of this is coming from I just started typing and it started coming....(also I don't know why this italized but I can't figure out how to change it..)

Moral of the story: My future is going to AAAAAMAZING! I just have to make it that way.. :)