Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
that big dark spot looks super stitchy up close.
Other than that, today was fantastic. Every year over Christmas break we go and visit some of my dad's patients that don't have a lot of family to be with over the holidays. It is always a really neat experience, but this year was especially touching. We went to go visit one of his patients and assisted living and she was so grateful that we came. She almost started crying. It made me so happy. There are people every day that need attention, love, and maybe even some gifts. and we can reach out to them in the littlest ways. even a hug can mean so much to someone.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The last few days have been amazing.
lunch and shopping dates with my mom.
laying around all day because I have no homework to do.
watching movies and playing games with my family every night.
cuddling with my dog.
I always have these silly little realizations. well, you know. The other day my brother asked me to help him put Christmas cards in envelopes. I was headed up to my computer to organize my iTunes library (yeah I have nothing better to do.) and then I thought suddenly that I should really help him with it. So I did for a few minutes. Maybe it wasn't really that important, but I had this thought that I should help him and that my computer would be there later. It was a really cool thing.
I also had a realization that no matter what happens next semester, life is going to be great. and fun. and exciting. and hard sometimes. but it will still be great.
Is it bad that one of my goals this Christmas break is to beat a video game?
Don't worry. I am also doing productive things like reading and making ornaments and do my dismay, cleaning. haha.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
1. moan every two minutes about how much boys suck
2. make every little pain seem like the worst thing ever
3. complain about how you have to do homework while you are doing fun things
4. talk about how your friends just like you for your food, money, etc...
5. mention many times that you are failing your classes, when you are, in fact, at least passing all of them.
6. repeat step 1 every day. several times. even when you have no reason to be doing it. you probably won't have any friends soon because they will be sick of you, but who cares really?
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I'm going to relax a little by cooking up some delicious food
and having a little roommate Christmas party.
and then it is back to the books for me.
Here's what I am making tonight!
I can already guarantee that mine won't look as delicious as that picture. but hopefully it will taste just as good.
I was just watching this hilarious video my family made based on a crazy Tarzan song.
it makes me laugh when I watch the video my family made to this song and it gets me so excited to go home. I love my family.
not to mention beautiful sunny days!
and our huge Christmas tree that is going to look so beautiful.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
we tried pretty much every perfume/cologne they had to offer.
we stared at the candy for hours.
we took our blood pressure.
we laughed and all the "value packs" that weren't actually cheaper.
we smelled every type of candle you could ever imagine.
we looked at all the Christmas decorations.
we laughed at the college girl being pushed in a cart. (weird)
and then we came home and played gamecube. then we tried to break in to the pool and walk on the ice. but we couldn't.
now I have a lot to do. :)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
One of the most fun things we have done so far.
too bad they all landed on the roof.
this is Caroline.
She is quite the spunky little girl.
She quotes Kid History and Divine Comedy like crazy.
and it's so cute.
we got to pet turtles in science club.
definitely the kids' favorite part.
they bought me this donut. so cute.
I got this note from one of the kids.
his mom does host the club, but still.
I love it.
bonus of the day.
my sister came and surprised me with Christmas cookies
Monday, December 5, 2011
I'm just being a drama queen. typical. and it better stop soon or things are going to be interesting.
The funny part is that was all that was said during fast and testimony meeting. Learn to be patient and wait. Find joy in the journey. I'm going to work on that this week :)
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I'm usually a pretty closed off person and I don't like to share my feelings. and I NEVER like to ask for help. but this semester I have seen that I feel so much better when I talk to other people about what I am upset about, what I need, or if something is bothering me. It helps so much.
I can't do everything on my own. It has taken me a long time to realize that it is perfectly fine to ask others if you need something. This semester has been pretty stressful with all my teaching hours, and one time I just could not get everything ready for science club that I needed to. (Wednesdays I am ridiculously busy.) I had no clue what to do so finally I just asked my roommate if she could help me prepare the stuff for science club since I would not get it done before class. and of course she said yes! so, it's good to let others know when you need help.
Learning this lesson really parallels with knowing that I cannot do anything without Christ. I have also learned this semester that I need Him in my life. He's the one that I tell everything to and he knows ALL my struggles. I think that Heavenly Father needs me to know that I need to depend on others more because I can't do it alone. It might have worked for awhile, but I will have trials where I will absolutely need the support of others, and most of all I need to depend on my Savior.
Here's a great quote that emphasizes this. It was on my kindness quote of the day calendar and I LOVE it.
"Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth." – George Bernard Shaw
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
I got to cook delicious food.
I went to a dance that seemed lame but in the end I had a blast.
I had girl bonding with Mayra and we got to discuss boys (again) and I got some good advice.
It snowed. and it was gorgeous. and we had a snowball fight at the dance. so fun.
I am going to curl up in my bed and think about how fun tomorrow is going to be.
I am so excited to go home!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
or watching the fireside and eating a delicious "dinner" after Fast Sunday with awesome people.
or having weekly cocoa bean trips with your old roommate.
or getting to do lots of fun science experiments in your 276 class.
or starting the morning with exercise before class. and having a work-out buddy to do it with. and walking out to snow falling.
or having a sushi-making date tonight :)
or knowing that you have a book to read for history in 3 days and a physics test that you understand nothing for right around the corner!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Well, most of the night. First after school, Katie and I made a cake to 212 to say goodbye. with all our little heads on the cake and a field of flowers and a little stream with fish (and sharks?) in it.
Then, we broke out the sparkling cider and celebrated my arrival. what followed was hours of sorting through all the mass chaos in my room.
After a little while, Katie, Sarah, and I went to the creamery for dinner. While we were there, I saw one of my kittens from Aspen Grove! and I was so excited!
Saturday was slightly fantastic as well. Katie and I made breakfast together (biscuits and gravy--I have been craving it hardcore since Aspen Grove is over) and Kristina was there and we all ate a roommate breakfast! It felt weird because I felt like afterwards I would just head back to 212 and go home, so I am still kind of getting used to not living there. let's just say that I go back and visit like 10 times a day. which I am totally okay with.
the rest of the day consisted of reading my history book that I am oh so behind in, playing gamecube with Hay Hay and Ash, napping, reading more of my book-- and then, another date? what? take note that I have beaten my goal of the semester for going on one date. It was a triple-ish date. we went to see a movie, cooked dinner, and played gamecube. oh, and getting shot by marshmallow guns on the way to my apartment and then retaliating with a squirt gun. I had a lot of fun!
The weekend was well-deserved after all the stress and frustration trying to move this week caused on top of all my schoolwork.
Today is Sunday. break the fast at 4:30. Boyd K. Packer at 6 :)
Have a great day!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
okay, that's a lie. I know what I am doing with my life but I am making crazy decisions on the fly.
I always said that if a spot opened up in 214, I would take it. well, one did. and it was in the room Anne was going to be in. so I am trying to switch into that contract today.
besides trying to switch into that contract today, I've got an essay due at five that I have yet to write, two physics homework assignments, and my reading for my temple class. then, I potentially have to move everything out today.
I know I can get it all done... I'm just stressed.
Thankfully I have great roommates that help me when I am stressed and take care of me.
Monday, October 31, 2011
I really want to post about all the fun things I did during Halloween, but I have lots of big projects due soon and a test coming up, so who knows if that will ever happen.
Let's just say my costume was awesome and the Harry Potter party was the best part of my weekend.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
actually, there's really no guarantee that it will work.
basically, it's called get rear-ended by attractive men. and then you get their phone number. plus, you know if they are a good person or not because if they stop to exchange information they obviously care.
by the way, mom, since you are reading this and I didn't tell you yet... yes, I did get rear-ended today. don't worry though. the car is fine :)
also, another reason why I love my Salvadorian roommate... she will listen to Spanish music with me in the car!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I asked her what it was.
she said. "so guess. guess. guess guess. Time is running ou-out!"
I knew I had heard this phrase somewhere before. but I couldn't figure out where. Then it clicked. Kid History. She was quoting Kid History and it was the cutest thing ever.
made my day.
In other news... I am just living for the weekend right now. I am tired of being stressed with all these homework assignments and I am super excited for the fun that will happen this weekend (and the sleep that I will hopefully catch up on.)
Friday night = Harry Potter party. I already know what I am wearing. plus camping in the living room again possibly? :)
Saturday day = going to Tucano's for the first time :)
Saturday night = Halloween party. my costume is also (HOPEFULLY) going to be amazing.
oh, and yeah I have all this homework but it's clearly not important or stressing me out enough because I am just sitting here blogging.
Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone :)
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
p.s. speaking of Halloween, my costume is going to be awesome. I just need to find everything I need!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tonight, we watched Harry Potter 7 part 1 in prep for seeing part 2 in the dollar theatre tomorrow.
We are planning an apple party on Saturday.
We are crazy.
She is awesome.
Katie... plus a whole bunch of other people that I don't see much/never see anymore :(
the only homework I did today was a super easy online midterm. and it took me three times as long as I should have. whoops.
I ate way toooo much junk again today. double whoops.
but I exercised for the first time in like two weeks. double yay!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
-being grateful for all my blessings
-reminding myself that grades don't define who I am
-feeling my Heavenly Father's love
-having wonderful friends that build me up and bring me joy
-learning and growing every day
Seriously, I know every other blog post is like this, but it is so great. Sometimes, it's important to just take a break, have some good girl talk, go to a Relief Society activity, and listen to some good music.
I also really miss Aspen Grove. especially working with five year olds all summer. they are just so cool. and hanging out with the trailer girls. and also everyone else up there too. and the beautiful mountains. and swimming in the morning. and not having to do homework. I always want to do other things during the summer, but then I remember how wonderful it is and I just want to go back!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I am frustrated. Where could it be?
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Today was quite a stressful day. Pretty much everything that could have gone wrong, did. I was feeling so stressed and I could not stop thinking about everything I had to do. Luckily, I got to go to ward temple night. It was just what I needed.
plus also, my roommate gave me her cupcake from Cocoa Bean cuz she knew I was having a bad day. so sweet. and my other roommate helped me with my prep for the science club because I had no time. I am truly so blessed.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I kind of ran off to California and went to Disneyland
for fun Halloween times and seeing my best friend! It was so great :)
I love these girls so much. I should just
transfer to Cal Lu.