Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday... For Lack of a Better Word...

So I'm home for Christmas now and it's been good. Yesterday I went back to the home ward and it was great! Haha it was a little loud compared bo my student ward, but still good. It was fun to see everyone; all the new families, how much the kids hae grown up, etc.
Last November I was called to teach primary. I started out with the 10 year olds, but after a couple months they moved me to Sunbeams. I LOVED it! These little 3 year olds are the most adorbale, greatest things! Yesterday I got to go back to class. I was so excited, and they were too when I walked in! These kids are amazing. I love them! They are so sweet and happy. I get to be with them again next week and I can't wait! I've missed them so much! I've missed sweet little Bryson's "Siwster Awen." And precious Jillian sitting on my lap and playing with my CTR ring. Jake, my wild and crazy little man is such a sweetheart. And Chase! He moved in just a couple months before I left for school, so cute! And oh man, Parker... haha I love that kid! He's so quiet and seems shy, but once he warms up to you... so cute! I seriously want to combine all 6 of these kids into the kids I'll have one day. They all have their own sweet little personalities, and you can already see their testimonies growing. Haha if you've ever seen that church movie "Out of the Mouths of Babes," that's my class. They're all so funny! They've all grown up so much since I left, they have the whole reverence thing down and are just so great. I love my sunbeams and can't wait until next week!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Haha look at me be all blog-y... 3 posts in 2 days! Yay me!! Anyway, last night when I went to bed (ok... this morning when I went to bed...) it had just started snowing. Our True Aggie night last night was really short (like 10 people came) but it was all romantic because it was snowing lightly! Anyway, I woke up this morning (closer to afternoon...) and there was A LOT of snow! There's a good 4-6 inches of fluffy white stuff ladies and gentlemen! It's beautiful! I went outside to enjoy it a little bit, especially since I have to leave it soon. So here are some pictures :)

I love snow!!
Me making the first footprints!

So pretty!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Ok so I know I already posted today, but happy news!! I made A-Team! Haha apparently that's an old TV show, so no, not THAT A-Team. Haha it's the name for the group that works with freshmen coming into school. We run orientation in the summer, the Connections class the weekf before school starts, and keep in touch with the kids through the year. It's going to be an amazing opportunity and I can't wait!


Yay! Finals are OVER!!!! I've officially survived my first semester of college! In some ways it was easier than I expected, but in other ways a lot harder! A 3.5 is a lot harder to get here than it was in high school! I still don't know what my final grades all were... I got a 93% on my Geography final though! I thought it would be better, but oh well :) All I know is that I'll have to work my butt off next semester! I have scholarships to keep so by the end of the year I have to have a 3.5... I'm taking some way hard classes so it will be pretty intense, but one of those hard classes is Anatomy which I LOVE so that will help make it easier.
I get to go home on Tuesday! I can't wait! This will be the first time I've been home since August so it will be great. I'm definitely in need of a break so this will be perfect! I'm excited to see everyone and eat both real food as well as at all the places I've been having withdrawls from. In 'N Out baby!! So excited! The hard part though will be saying goodbye to my boys. Some of my best friends Seth, Shawn, and Dallin will all be leaving on their missions before I get home again. It will be hard having to say goodbye before they're even leaving. On the plus side though, Mitch is home and I haven't seen him yet so that will be fun. :)
So now I have the whole weekend to kill here by myself. Haha pretty much the whole campus is gone! It'll be good though. Get some major cleaning done and just relax. I need it after this week!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Taken for Granted

So this weekend was great! I got to do so many fun things and realized a lot of things that I didn't realize I missed while living outside of Utah. Saturday night was the basketball game against BYU down at the Delta Center. Even though we lost, it was an incredible game and we had so much fun!

After that, we went to Temple Square! I hadn't been at Christmas time in 3 years so it was so good to go back! It's such a pretty place and I'm getting married there! (haha not anytime soon, but when it does happen, that's where it will be :)) Erin and I went a little picture happy and took tons! We couldn't resist taking them in the classic wedding spots :)

After Temple Square we went to Crown Burger for dinner. Yum! I've missed it. Just as we were leaving, I ran into one of my old friends Brody. I hadn't seen him since my sopohomore year of high school, and certainly wasn't planning on seeing him there! After Crown Burger we headed home and I got to listen to my beloved Show Tune Saturday Night on KOSY 106.5! I've missed that too! So overall, Saturday was an incredible night :-) And remember Cougar fans, win or lose, you still live in Provo! Haha love you all! :)
And THEN... It SNOWED!! And it stuck! It's not a lot, but it's there! It's fantastic! I had forgotten how much I love being cold, how great slipping and sliding on the ice is, and how great it feels to be the first person to step in the fresh snow. It's beautiful! I just went for a long run out in the 23 degree weather and it felt AMAZING!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

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So I noticed it's been quite awhile since I posted... so here it goes, I just couldn't come up with a title because I honestly have no clue where I'm going with this!
So the big news of the day is that I'm done with classes! We have finals next week to still worry about, but the actual going to class and sitting through lectures part of the semester is over! And I only have 3 finals (well, 4, but it's one that's online and I don't have to take if I really don't want to) and one of them isn't going to be hard at all! My geography one is all questions STRAIGHT from our quizzes, plus we know exactly which ones 40 of the 100 are... so that's fantastic :)
Um... I get to go home in like a week and a half! It's been kind of weird being one of the few people who haven't gone home at all yet, but it's been good. I'm way excited to have a break and to spend it at home though. I miss my mom's food as well as all sorts of "Tucson-only" restaurants... In 'N Out (which I WILL have my first night home), Eegee's, and Hungry Howies. Even the Texas Roadhouse I'm closest to up here isn't as good! So yeah, it'll be good to be home and to see everyone. There's people who have gotten back from missions that I'll finally get to see, as well as boys who will be leaving before I get back again that I'll have to say goodbye to...
I guess that's all for now... I'll try to get better at this whole posting thing :) Have a great day!