Thursday, July 29, 2010

a letter

dear blog.
sorry i have neglected you.
{i don't have time to blog, or do fun things that give me a reason to blog}
dear house.

sorry i have not cleaned you.
dear bed.

sorry i have not made you.
dear groceries.

sorry i have not bought you.
dear ironing.

sorry i ave not pressed you.
dear dinner.

sorry i have not cooked you.

dear family.
sorry i have been grumpy.

dear friends.

sorry i have been m.i.a.
{and sorry to those i have not even called back}
dear church calling.

sorry i have not been giving you my all.
dear lesson for sunday.

sorry you are not prepared.
dear car.

sorry i have not washed you.
and to everything else i have neglected the past few months...

i am sorry.
i will be better soon.
august 24th is right around the corner.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Utah Day

Happy Pioneer Day!

This weekend was filled with, but not limited to:

BBQ's
Fireworks
Pool Parties
Cafe Rio
Snow Cones
Friends
Fun



Thursday, July 22, 2010

Single

I am down to single digits for days left of school.
Nine more times of Math, English and Religion.
Four more of Studio.

Nineteen school days left.
Then just one more semester!

Then what?!

It really has gone by pretty fast.
It's been rough.
But it's almost over!

Every semester I go a little crazy.
Then it ends.
And I can look back and think about all I have accomplished.

Every class that I thought would be the end of me.
Every project that I had a love/hate relationship with.
All those nights staying up late to do homework.

Nineteen school days!
August 24th can't come soon enough!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Days of '47

Last night for FHE we went to the
Days of '47 Rodeo.
It was a blast!

{This might be my favorite picture ever taken}

{Love our cowboy Bishops}



Monday, July 19, 2010

no words


Words cannot explain how I feel about this movie.
I saw it this past weekend.
That should say something.
I think I just would rather use my imagination
and read about vampires.
They are better in my head.
I will say this,
I laughed pretty hard at a few points.
These movies are just so cheesy.
Oh well,
at least I saw it.
It's one of those things.
Since I have seen some,
I have to see them all.

Friday, July 16, 2010

booked



Dad just booked a cruise for January.
I can't wait!

I like to say it's my graduation gift.
It's not.
But that makes me a little more excited.

December 16th I finish school.
January 2nd I cruise.

If only I make it that long...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I am too old for this

The weekend of doing things from my younger days
taught me a few lessons about life.

I realized I now get motion sickness.
I never did before.
I remember on our cruise last year
I got a little ill sometimes if I sat still too long.
Lagoon reassured me,
I am too old for roller coasters.
But I still really want to go to Disneyland.

While at Lagoon I also was reassured
That I am not a patient person.
In any aspect of my life.
I am working on it,
but when I was getting impatient waiting in lines,
I realized I still have a long way to go.

I realized that Raging Waters is
1. A little bit white trash.
2. Not as big as it seems when you are young.
3. A place for 12 year olds.

I re-realized I am a bit afraid of heights.
Lagoon and Raging Waters both have lots of high places.
It didn't stop me.
But that doesn't mean I liked it!

I realized I am too old to stay up till 2 in the morning.
I did this a lot in junior high and high school.
But not much since
{with a few exceptions}
Sunday, after 4 hours of sleep,
I realized there is a reason we should sleep 7-8 hours.
I am still catching up.

I am only 25, I know.
But sometimes I feel old.

Oh well,
at least I am having fun!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

COLORS

Part three of my 12 year old weekend.

Probably my favorite part.

Saturday night...Colors reunion concert!
We had a tri-ward BBQ at Bishop Craig's home.

Then a bunch of us went to Farmington Days
for the Colors concert.

I loved Colors in junior high.
A lot.

So when Jared told me about this,
I was there!

I think Jared and I loved it the most.
Everyone else just came a long.
Except Eric, he actually sang with Colors in the past.

He's a pretty big deal!

After the concert
we went to Jared's and watched the fireworks from his deck.
Great view!
Then we stayed up till 2 am.
Another thing that took me back to my younger days.

It was a super fun night!
Nothing beats a good clean concert!

If you missed it,
don't worry,
Colors are performing in September in Sandy.
With a new CD release.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Raging Waters

Part two of the 12 year old weekend.

Saturday I went to Raging Waters.
I went with Rebecca and Jamie
and some girls they work with.

It was tons of fun!
I love the sunshine.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lagoon

This past weekend was filled with things that made me feel
like I was 12 years old.
And I kind of loved it.
Friday I went to Lagoon.
I don't think I had been in about five years.
It actually was lots of fun.
There was a Cirque show
so I really wanted to go.
First we did rides for a couple of hours.
Then went to the show.
Then we fit in as many more rides as we could before the park closed.
It was a fun night!

{Me and Jess}

{Me and Mark on the white roller coaster}


{in line for The Spider}

{I sort of want to be an acrobat}

{more rides after the show}


Friday, July 9, 2010

Martin Scove

Two weekends ago my ward, along with two other wards set out on our yearly super activity.
We went to Martin's Cove in Wyoming.
Since the ward split all three wards went.
U13 . U32 . U52
We called it The Rescue Party.
I will admit,
I was hesitant at first.
Very hesitant.
But I am so glad I went.
I made so many great friends.
Learned so much.
Felt the spirit so strong.
And had a really great time!
We left Thursday morning from Centerville.
Carpooled up an the six hour journey.
Between seeing others on the road,
stopping for lunch,
and singing at the top of our lungs in the car,
the ride was not that bad.
We got to the camp site around three.
Set up camp and just hung out.
We had games and treats and other stuff to do.
{Kate and I were great supporters of the games}

{I think Jake forgot he needed an egg on that spoon}


{Tyler's tent INside the Taj Mahal tent}

{Me . Natalie . Jess}


{Nat and I hanging out at the fire. I love this girl!}

That night we had a Hollywood Hip-Hop Hoe Down.
Yep, that's right.
It was actually lots of fun!
Crazy goodness.
Then, I stayed up late with a few people to welcome everyone in.
Some groups did not arrive until after midnight.
Me, being the way I am, wanted to stay up to see who came.

Friday
morning we got up bright and early.
Had breakfast and headed out on the hike.


{Me . Mark . KaDee all ready to go}

We first went to Independence Rock. Walked around there,
went up it,
took some pics.


{Adam avoiding a farmer's tan}


After Independence Rock
we headed to Martin's Cove.

We had a little meeting first.
The missionaries talked and showed a film.
Then some of the men in our bishoprics spoke.
We also watched a movie a girl in my ward made.
It was about our person handcarts we have to pull today.
It was very emotional.
It made the whole thing more real.
I was not a pioneer for a reason.
But, I have trials in life that are just as hard.
Probably not as physically hard,
but emotionally.
I am not sure I could have done what the pioneers did.

After the meeting we began our trek. Not sure why I only have a picture of the 13th ward flag.
I guess my heart will always be there.

{On the plains of Wyoming. Seriously. There was not a tree in sight!}

{Me and Brent}

Right before the Sweet Water Crossing the missionaries spoke to us a little bit about the history and the reverence there.

The rope that goes across the river was broken so they needed guys to stand there and help as people crossed. Bishop Murray said we need eight strong men to help us out and started calling names.


It was touching to me to see these young men jump up and be so ready and willing to help.
I am lucky to know so many good people.

After the crossing,
everyone was on the same side of river
except Bishop Murray.
He called out to us and said...
'Do you have the courage to continue?'
After the pioneers crossed the river,
it was cold and icy.
They didn't have the sun to dry them.
They didn't have clean, dry clothes to go change into.
They had to just continue.
Freezing.
Cold.
Wet.
Hungry.
That made me want to have the courage to continue in my life.
When times are hard,
I must continue.

It was a great experience to do that.
I did it in Young Women,
but it meant so much more to me now.
I am older and know more what life brings my way.
It was incredible to be there with 200+ young adults.
It was awesome!
After the river we headed back to camp.
We got back around seven.
I don't think anyone anticipated it taking ALL day.
But it was worth it.
Sunburn and all!
We just ate and hung out all night.
It was a great ending to a great day.
The sunset was so beautiful!
We had to take advantage and get some pictures.
The Sunday after
a girl said in sacrament meeting...
'I don't think a picture can capture the feelings we had at Martin's Cove.'
I agree.
It was such a great experience.
Saturday
we just got up,
had breakfast and headed home.
{This is the amazing Super Activity Committee}

Another great super activity!
I am so blessed to know and be friends with so many great people.
Thank you to everyone who made this experience what it was!

{some photos stolen from friends facebook pages. thanks lauren and britt}