Saturday, April 24, 2010

Most EPIC night EVER!

Today has been such a crazy day! I woke up and went to work at 6 this morning (yuck!) I got off work and came home and started packing. I got all of my kitchen stuff loaded up, I felt pretty good about that! Then I decided to make a video for student government. It was a lot of fun to look at the pictures and remember all the good times I have had this year in student government.
Then we had the student government clean up and we watched my video. When it got over I realized that I am really done... I keep thinking that I have more time here but really I don't. I do still have class for a while but I don't have student government and all of my friends. I can't even believe how fast this year has gone by.When I got done with my student government stuff I went shopping with Ashlie for a little bit. Shockingly I didn't buy anything. :)
Then I came back and I was talking to Bethany and Emilee... and I guess it really hit me that I won't be here next year. I was sitting on the floor in Bethany's room with my CEU blanket and I just started to cry. (Yes, I am a baby.) Which made Emilee cry as well. It is just sad to know that my life is going to change so drastically.I have LOVED living with Emilee. We just sit in our apartment and talk and play stupid games on facebook. She has become one of my closest friends and I can't even imagine not being around her everyday. It makes me so sad to think about it. We decided that we need to take advantage of the time that we have left together. So tonight we decided to do something absolutely crazy and epic!!!We decided to go to Wal*Mart and get some cheap make up and craft items. Then we got Freal shakes from Maverick! :) YUM!! Rocked out in my car to some of our AWESOME music! Got back to our apartment and the adventures began!!!We decided that we wanted to make each other a present but the catch was we could only use the random items we bought at Wal*Mart.
Our supplies were:
Frames, construction paper, ribbon, 3 buttons, and material. We could do whatever we wanted with it.
So we sat at by the doors of our bedrooms and made our crafts while we chatted and once again listened to music! When we finished our presents we gave them to each other! Emilee LOVES sweater vests so I decided I was going to try and make her a mini vest to go in her frame. We also have lots of epic times together so I decided that was the one word that would work best for her present. Emilee made me this cute picture! It has a lot of our memories on it. It will always remind me of the good times we have had.
Our next activity was blind folded make overs!Need I say more?
Needless to say, it was an awesome night and I will not forget it! I am going to miss Emilee so much!
I am going to miss...
Family Fued
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Walks at night
Sleeping on Bean Bags
Laughing at our own jokes
Trips to Wal*Mart
Random humming
Finding awesome music
Laughing until we cry
Talking about boys
Marble Line
Funny Pictures
Epic Wednesdays
Falling asleep to movies
Chick Flicks
Facial Masks
Ryan Reynolds (sigh)
Phone calls when we are away
Cleaning our apartment
Random Snacks
Attempting all nighters
...But most of all I am going to miss having a friend that loves me for me and having a friend that is always there for me. I have been so blessed to room with Emilee and I know that she is the type of friend that is going to last a lifetime! :) We may not live close together, or see each other often but she will always be in my heart. (Yes, I know that is cheesy..)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mixed Emotions

This semester has been kind of rough for me. A lot has happened that made me very homesick. I have had a lot of trials this semester and spent almost every weekend at home with my family. I have been looking forward to the end of this semester for so long! I've been counting down for weeks... until this week. Yesterday was my last CEUSA Advisory Meeting. We have had so many great times in Student Government and I have made so many new friends and learned so much. We did our traditional "synergy circle" (we all stand in a circle with our arms around each other and listen to an uplifting song) it sounds really weird but it makes us really focus and feel so much closer as a group. As we were standing there in the circle I started thinking about the past year and all of my memories...
Saying goodbye to my parents
Almost burning down Willy's cabin
Our first dinner in our apartment
My 19th birthday
Our chocolate fondu fight
Ice cream sculptures
Hiking to the CEU in the middle of the night
Midnight Ihop run
Night time walks
Watching She's the Man and Zoolander weekly
The quote wall
Almost burning down Devin's apartment
Shopping Sprees
Homework all-nighters
Fire Alarms
New Friends
Epic Wednesday
... and I realized that I am really going to miss it here.

When I think back it was such a great year and I can't believe that it is actually ending. I can't believe that in less than 2 months I will be living back at home. I have loved living in Price and having my freedom. I have had so many experiences that I will never forget.
I am so excited for new adventures but I'm a little sad to leave the life that I have built here. I will still be in Price for a while. I am going to be taking the first session of summer school (May 10th-June 19th) but everything will be different. Everyone will be gone for the summer. My life will consist of class, work and homework.
I always think that it is interesting to try and imagine your life in one year... but so much has happened this past year that I don't think I could even come close to guessing what is in store for me. I just have to have faith and rely on my Heavenly Father. I know that he has a plan for me and I can't wait to see what it is but for now I will just continue living my life the best that I can.
This week has been EXTREMELY stressful. I have to finish the End of Year movie, I am pretty excited about it, and then I have a ton of homework I have been doing and next week we have finals. I am pretty lucky because most of mine are take home tests. I am very grateful for that. The rest of this week is filled with Student Government activities and packing up my apartment. It is going to be really sad to see our apartment empty. I am sad to be so near to closing this door but I am so enthusiastic to see what is behind the next door.
Sorry this post wasn't very organized it is really just a bunch of thoughts that are going through my mind right now! Thanks for reading.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cute Nephews!

Every single Sunday I go back to Price and tell myself that I am going to stay the next weekend... but by every Wednesday I have already decided that I am going home. I'm not quite sure why but for some reason I ALWAYS have the desire to go home. This week was another one of those weeks.Friday was the Inaugural Ball. We were required to go and take a date. I wasn't really excited for that because I haven't really dated anyone in Price so I wasn't sure who I was going to ask to go with me. If I was at home I would feel a lot more comfortable asking someone... but Price was a different story! I thought about it a lot and finally decided to ask my friend Pokey. (His name is actually David Potter but everyone calls him Pokey) He is a really nice guy and I had a lot of fun with him.Pokey and I after the dance! :)Emilee, Ashlie and I at the dance.On Saturday I got off work and headed home. I stopped at the Gateway to pick up Ryan and then we hung out the rest of the day. We saw Date Night with my parent's, Cameron, Heather and Tyson. It was super funny, dirty at parts but still great! :) Then we watched the Jazz game at Cam's house. It was a bit of a let down but that is alright.
Today was awesome! Ciera and Stewart invited us over for dinner. It was their mother's day present. :) Dinner was delicious but my favorite part was getting to spend time with my family. I got to hold Keagan for a LONG time. It was the most time I had been able to spend with him. He is such a good baby and so cute. I love him!Keagan is so adorable. I love him! :)Hayden was so much fun as well. We took him to the park to go down the slide but it was too hot for his little legs so we resorted to playing in the wood chips. He had so much fun playing with the shovel and giving everyone some wood chips.
He is such a good brother and is so proud of Keagan.Hayden is so cute and always giving his brother kisses.My beautiful sister, Ciera and Keagan.
I am so grateful to have such great friends and family! :) It was an awesome weekend! :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Camping and Epic Wednesday!

On Thursday after work I left Price to meet Cameron and Heather to go camping! I am not exactly the biggest fan of camping but this year I was actually looking forward to the trip. I had a pretty rough week and really just wanted to be with my family. We met up with my parents, Dustin, Kerri, Libby and Tyson in Redmond at almost 11 at night. We pretty much just went to bed. Friday we woke up bright and early and had breakfast and mom and I went on a 4 wheel ride. :) It was great! The rest of the day was spent eating, spending time with my family, playing with my niece and sleeping. Saturday my Great Uncle Junior brought a horse to us for me to ride. It was a lot of fun. :) I love horses. Saturday was filled with the same activities as Friday. Sunday we just packed up and headed home and I came back to Price.This week has been a pretty normal week, just busy finishing up projects for the end of the semester. I can't believe that my first year of college is almost over! It makes me so happy!
Today was another Epic Wednesday, we only have 2 left, so we decided that this one had to be good. We started off by going to Wingers, it was delish! :) Then we came back to our apartment and did the Sprite Challenge. I made a movie but my blog wont show it so that is pretty lame, I'm sorry! :(

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter! :)

Last Thursday was April 1st, which means a couple of things in my family.
1)Heather's Birthday.2) Watch your back because we like pranks! :) (April Fool's Day)
I was a bit bummed that I wasn't able to spend the day with my family and partake in the pranks that I was sure they would pull. We are pretty crazy in my family and have always played great pranks. Well, I guess I shouldn't take the credit because it is normally Dustin and Cameron, but still, one year they stole all the cars and put them at the church parking lot, Cameron took the tires off my mom's car one year, basically we like doing harmless little pranks on each other. I thought that this year would be the year that I would miss out on the pranks, but I was wrong.I'm not going into detail because I don't really think that is a good idea, but basically some one pulled a prank on me and it went bad. I hate how sometimes something that you think is harmless can turn into such a big deal and involve people in ways you would never even guess. But I guess that is life. Sometimes things do not turn out the way you would ever plan.
Any that was my April Fool's day. On Friday, Emilee, Bethany, Brandon and I left Price. We were super excited to go home for the holiday but it wasn't as smooth of a drive as we had hoped for. There was a wreck in the canyon and it was closed. Terrible, right?? So we were stuck in the middle of the canyon for quite some time! We didn't let that ruin our trip though. :) We stopped at a little store in the canyon and got some treats. It took us over 4 hours to get to SLC, normally it would have taken an hour and a half. It was insane!!We dropped Bethany off in Provo so she could go to a mission reunion and Brandon's mom met up with us and picked him up. Emilee and I went to the Gateway. I had made plans to meet up with a friend from EFY that I hadn't seen in 5 years! I was super excited to see her. It was a short visit because of the wreck but it was just awesome to see her. We then went to the Apple store and visited Ryan. Then the 3 of us got pizza and just hung out. We went to my parent's house and watched the Jazz game. Sadly we lost. :( Stupid Lakers!
Saturday we had planned on going to Conference, we had tickets and were soo excited to go but I didn't really plan well and we weren't able to make it on time. It was a day full of drama (resulting from the April Fool's joke I mentioned) I had to go to the doctor, what a pain! Yes, I am okay. :) While the guys were at conference Bethany, Emilee, my mom, Heather and I went to dinner at Lucky China! I have not been there in AGES! I loved it. :) Then we made muddy buddies, delish! :) Then we went to Ryan's house.
It was just really relaxed and we all just hung out. I love just being chill and hanging out!
Sunday was such a good day!! :) It was conference, which is ALWAYS amazing, but even better I was able to be home with my family. I think I have taken my family for granted so much in my life. So I am just going to take a minute to express how much I love my family and how grateful for them I am.
Dad- my dad is the most amazing guy! I am going to be SO lucky if he guy I marry is even half as good as my dad is. He is such a nice guy and so easy going. He has always been there for me. I have been lucky because I have an open relationship with my dad. I can tell him anything and not be embarrassed. My Grandpa was the most amazing person I have ever met, and my dad is following in his footsteps, I know that Grandpa is so proud of my dad. I love my dad's sense of humor and how fun and energetic he is.
Mom- wow. My mom is just the greatest. She really is my best friend. I have no clue where I would be without her. She is anything I need her to be. Sometimes she is a pillow for me to cry on and other times she is a punching bag and lets me let out all of my anger and frustrations. She is so caring and is always thinking about other people. She is so accepting and invites people into her house and welcomes them. She listens to me ramble about everything. I am so lucky to be as close to her as I am.
Dustin & Kerri- Dustin has always been such a joker and it used to frustrate me so much but now I am so grateful for his ability to lighten the load and make a tough situation seem so much easier. Kerri is perfect for Dustin. :) She can handle all of his dorky habits and loves him because of them. They have both been great examples to me. They are great parents and have been blessed with my beautiful niece, Libby, who is such a fun and good baby.Cameron & Heather- Cameron is my protective brother. He isn't afraid of getting in other people's face if he thinks it is the right thing to do. I am so grateful to know that I have him there to watch out and help take care of me. Heather has taught me the value of hard work. She knows what she wants and is working so hard to get there. I get so sick of school, but I know that if Heather can do it, I can too. I love being able to just go to their house and spend time with them and know that I am welcome in their home.
Ciera & Stewart- Ciera and I are soo opposite but she is my other best friend. I find myself calling or texting her when I am having a hard day. I know that she is always there for me. Her and Stewart have been through so much since they got married and I am so impressed by their strength and faith. They always believe that things will get better. I have no clue how they are so strong. They have been blessed with 2 little boys, Hayden and Keagan, that I absolutely adore and would do anything for. They invite me to their house and include me in their little family. I am so grateful for them and their example.
Tyson- I'm not even where to start with him. He has been such a comfort and example in my life. He will never realize how big of an impact he has had on me. He has been the one to comfort me during the hardest points in my life. He is such a good kid and is always doing the right thing. I wish I was as obedient and kind as he is. He is going to be such a great husband sometime. His future wife is in for a treat because he is the sweetest, thoughtful person I have ever met. :)This weekend was just such a great reminder for me of how lucky I am. It was awesome to be able to spend the Easter with my family and to be able to see some of my siblings and my nephews and my grandma. My mom was so sweet and made Emilee and I both an Easter Basket, I got some new shoes! I was super excited about that. :)
I think this was the hardest time for me to go back to Price. I really loved being home and was not looking forward to coming back. I really just wanted to freeze time and stay in that moment. Watching my family and feeling so wanted and loved, but life must go on, of course. So Emilee and I made the trip back to Price.School has been normal and kind of dragging. Today Emilee and I spent all of our free time on my computer looking up music. We were pretty successful :) check out:
Alkaline Trio
A Day Away
Hawk Nelson
Story of the Year
The Summer Set
The Downtown Fiction
Dropout Year
FM Static
School Boy Humor
Stereo Skyline
The Secret Handshake
The Sophomore Attempt
This Century
The Rocket Summer
Ronnie Day
I hope you enjoy the as much as we have! :) And if you have any ideas, let me know! I would love to expand my music collection. :) I am way too mainstream, and that needs to change.
It was also Epic Wednesday, we did Fondu! YUM!
We had a HUGE chocolate bar (thanks to my parent's) that needed to be eaten. So we melted it and dipped bananas, pretzels, strawberries and shortcake. SOO good! :)
Tomorrow I am going camping with my family! I will be sure to take pictures. :)
Thanks for reading my ramblings! :)