Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

so my aunt was getting married, and my family was going to Vegas to see the wedding and spend some time with all my family that lives in Vegas. So since Vegas isn't terribly far from Provo, I decided to go too! at first it was going to be a surprise, then my dad didn't know it was supposed to be a surprise so her told everyone, but then I forgot I had work so I had to find someone to cover my shift, so then I decided to surprise everyone again by pretending I couldn't go, but everyone knew...haha. I went with Alison and Krista (Krista is my new awesome friend from my complex, I seriously love her!!! she is awesome and I’m so glad I invited her to movie night one random day :) coolest friend ever!) we got to Vegas around 7 on Friday night, and did all the fun stuff at the strip. It was seriously a blast!! Don’t worry, we didn't do anything bad folks :) Saturday was the wedding, and besides that it was a pretty relaxing day. Then on Sunday we woke up for the breakfast, I said bye to my family, and we just sat around for a little in the hotel room relaxing and getting our stuff together…and jumping on the bed. Then we went to the temple, walked around, took some pictures, and then headed home. On the way we saw this awesome air show with fighter jets (possibly the blue angels??) and so we pulled over and looked at it for a while. We got home around 6 and so still had time to go to ward prayer :) so it wasn't a very long trip, but besides a few little mishaps it was awesome!!! I wish I could relive it again :) it was soooooo great to see my family again, and I cant wait for Christmas.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

happy list

i havent done my thankful list in a little while, which isnt good. so here we go again. except im going to switch it up a bit, im calling it my happy list. things that have made me happy. these are the same things that i am grateful for, but for some reason its just a little more meaningful for me to say they are things that make me happy instead of things i am grateful for. "men are that they might have joy" right??

making new friends
wearing my new coat (which by the way, i really dont like the word coat. i have absolutly no idea why, it just is an annoying word to me.)
cold weather
playing games
a bike that no longer squeaks insanely loud
going to church
having CES firesides at the marriot. i get to be in the same room as apostles of the Lord
phonecalls to my family
sleeping in
taking naps

Monday, October 31, 2011

service project

so Saturday morning we had a service project. i love sleeping in more than anything, so when my alarm went off at 8 o'clock in the morning on a cold Saturday, it was almost impossible to wake up. but i had already signed up, and i knew i needed to go. so i forced myself to get up, and i went. the project was doing little things around this kids wilderness trail that helps build certain skills. so the 3 of us volunteered to paint the alphabet on this caterpillar painted on the ground. we grabbed a roller, yellow paint, and the package of stencils. welllll....the stencils were way to small, so the roller was huge, and it didn't work at all. but the time we got all of the stencils ready and started painting half of the group had left already to another trail and took all the paint brushes with them. so we had to finger paint, all 26 letters of the alphabet on ice cold cement. my hands literally felt like they had needles stabbing them, and i got paint everywhere. somehow no one else got paint anywhere but thier hands, but i managed to get it on my jacket, jeans, and face. but all in all it was a good service project, and we had a fun time :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011


me and sammi!!

with brian, our awesome home teacher. a gift from God apparently :)

we love Ani

i saw her pose and said "oh my gosh!!! MIRANDA SINGS!" and so looked at me and said "you know her?!" and so we had to take a picture together. even though we dont know eachother...

me and some awesome girls from my ward :)

so i was a rocker this Halloween. it was fun because its totally not me, so i got to channel the inner bad girl hahahahaha. and my roommate was a zebra, i helped paint her. together we took forever for our darn costumes, but it was fun :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

the beauty department blog

so im kinda obsessed with Lauren Conrad's beauty blog. its her and 2 other girls and they give tips and ideas for hair and makeup and nails and other random things. i love it so much. i always want to try what i see on there, but i rarely do. well yesterday i was bored, so i decided to play around. i did the "fall-for-this" look, with rust colored lips! i think the pictures they show are gorgeous, but i thought i wouldn't like it when i actually did it, but i loved it!! super fun, super autumn, just wonderful. so i wore it to school today, and i told my sister taylor about it, and she told me to post a blog with it so she could see, so here you go tay :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Football game!

this year i didnt get a football pass. i honestly dont care, but i had been wanting to go to one game. well, my roommate steph and her boyfriend have passes, but werent going to this game. so they graciously gave me a ticket :) i didnt end up seeing the whole game, but it was still fun, even though it was really hot. then after we went to my place and watched NEVER SAY NEVER!! hahaha :) alison is a huge bieber fan and had NEVER seen it! so basically we had to, just had to. all in all it was a super fun saturday. i love weekends.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Deaf Haunted Maze

so for Miss Deaf Utah, they throw a haunted maze at the Taylorsville Deaf center, and all the proceeds go to help miss Deaf Utah go to the country competition. so for our asl class we have to have experiences with the culture, and so we could go to a few different things. well me and 2 of my friends from class decided to go volunteer at the haunted maze. we went with the intention of helping with tickets...we got roped into being actors. so, we were made into zombies and scary people. i was a zombie butcher, my part actually wasn't to scary, but it was sooooo fun! but lets just say i don't have any promising future in acting :) we had a blast, and i'm so glad we went :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

school is hard

this past 2 weeks has been incredibly stressful and incredibly exhausting. and all i want is for the semester to be over. and the next semester too. also i really miss my dear family and friends back home. its during these crazy times i really miss everything back home. but i have gained alot of faith in just these past few weeks, and have spent more time on my knees pleading and talking with Heavenly Father than ever. challenges are good. they make you stronger and more humble and in the long run, much happier. but when you have 4 tests in one week ontop of all the other things you need to do, and stay up till the wee hours of the morning doing econ assignments you dont understand, and you just dont want to do any of it anymore, its hard to see that. but i have definitely gained some perspective, and im trying harder every day to keep doing what im supposed to do.

this man make me so happy, he always says the exact things i need to hear. i often get down on myself, and just get kinda lost in my own thoughts. This talk seriously changed my perspective on my life at the moment, i havent heard such powerful words in a long time. it was EXACTLY what i needed to hear, and even now weeks later, it still influences my life. i am so thankful for Jesus Christ.

its only a short little clip of the whole message, the whole thing is amazing, but i am so grateful that i can hear through leaders of the church what Heavenly knows we are struggling as women and hear the happiness that He has to offer us.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

some things i just may never learn

i have issues with filling my car up with gas. for some reason every single time something goes wrong, or more aptly put, i do something wrong. i've only had to fill up 3 times since i've been here, but i don't get how i just cant learn how to do it right, hahaha i'm hopeless. every time i have someone come with me, because i don't like to face it alone. this time, i entered my zip code wrong, so i had to go inside and have the guy pay it. then i went on the wrong side, and the hose wasn't long enough to reach the tank. so then i asked him to transfer the money to number 1, so he did. i walk outside...someone was already there. so i walk back inside, embarrassed already at this point, and ask him to move it to number 4. guess what, someone was already there too! so i had to walk in AGAIN. this time suuuuuper embarrassed, and ask him to move it to number 6, the tank on the other side of the gas station. so he said "how bout you go somewhere, make sure its open, then let me know" boy did he think i was an idiot. well i was, but you know. so finally i went to 6, and everything was perfect. but i'm still an idiot. hahaha :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

the last birthday post...i promise

so me and alison had a little combined birthday party since ours are only a week apart. we were planning on having a bonfire in the canyon, but it started raining so instead we just stayed in alisons house and played some games and all that jazz. so here are a few little insights from the party...

the birthday girls!!!

our cakes :)

one of my favorites! (person, although i quite like the picture too)

ya ya, im a freak i know that!! hahaha

playing the samuri game where you make the "ahhh!" "wahhh!" sounds and stuff. the last 4, i lasted pretty long though, not gunna lie

and on a completly unrelated note: in my complex there are 3 triplet subarus!! mine and two other awesome people. the one girl who has one exactly like mine even lives right by me, so we park by each other all the time. i just had to take a picture of the cute little twins.