Friday, February 12, 2016

Real Friends

Oh hey. It has been a while. Don't worry. Not much has changed. Well actually, that's false. But we don't need to get into that.

However, I do want to say that life is better when you're surrounded by your favorite people. People you live with, work with, go to school with, and who are related to you. It's pretty much a party everywhere I go. Snapchats occur on the daily, and I eat ice cream way too much. Sometimes I even take group selfies in class.

Speaking of class, I am in the marketing major with two girls: Sidney & Sydney. Yes, they have the same name, and yes I spend all my days with them. Sometimes we even go bowling together. 

As for work and ice cream? I am confined to a cubicle with three other humans: Matt, Davis, and Sidney (Sidney from marketing). We hate each other; therefore, we are cell mates. Just kidding. We have a grand time being overwhelmingly sassy and sarcastic to each other. Occasionally, we have a good cry fest when we laugh too hard. We recently initiated Ice Cream Thursday. It was monumental. It generally happens when Matt is not around. Sorry, Matt. 

Life is a beautiful thing. It is definitely a struggle sometimes, but as long as you keep a positive outlook and remember the great people around you, everything will be okay. Or as Thomas S. Monson said, "Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, He is with us. He has promised that this will never change." Life is about living and loving. Don't let the bad times get to ya. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Because She Told Me To

So this is the final week that I am required to write a blog post. Maybe, just maybe, I will continue this after this is all over. It really depends on how crazy life gets next semester. Anyways, I was talking to my little sis the other day, and I asked her what I should write my final post about. Of course, she said herself. But you know what? I'm doing it! She deserves a shout out :)

Sarah, Sarah, quite contrarah. She's the best. I have a certain relationship with all of my siblings. But I think there's something special about OUR sister-ness. Most likely because we were the last two kids. We are the babies of the family together! And since I'm the big sis, I also get the rights to be super protective--which I am for sure. When I hear of anything wrong that happens due to someone else's fault, I automatically feel some hatred towards that person. When she's sad or having a hard time, I always try to make her laugh. I think one of the greatest things is how she makes me feel funny. I will admit, I
am a dork sometimes, but I can always count on Sarah to laugh with me :)

I know these past two years have been really hard for my little sis, and I hate that I haven't been able to be there with her. I'm starting to cry just thinking about this! My family moved to a new state after Sarah's sophomore year of high school. So she had to start over with everything. It has been hard, but she has made some great friends and grown so much. Obviously, some days and weeks are harder for her, especially now that she's in her senior year and keeping her fingers crossed about getting into her college of choice. I wish I could just give her a big hug and take care of her like I did when I was still at home.

Needless to say, I'm so excited to go home for Christmas! We get to spend a full two weeks together: laughing, talking, being stupid, and doing whatever we feel like. It will be great. Love ya, Sarah! See ya soon, sis.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Have You Seen My Calculator?

You're probably wondering what the heck my title is about. Let me tell you.

So Wednesday of this past week, I was on campus working on a paper. I was minding my own business and totally in the zone. This guy walks up and asks, "Hey, did you happen to see a calculator here when you sat down?" I proceeded to look around and told him, "No, sorry!" I thought he would walk away like a normal person, but he continued to talk to me. We talked for a little while, mainly the "getting to know you" topics. Then he stopped and said, "Can I ask you a question? What would you say if I asked you on a date?" WHAT?! So random. I said yes, of course. Then he got my number. Wow. This guy has guts.

Well, today, I'm going ice skating with him and some friends. That should be interesting. I hate ice skating! HA. I guess we shall see. There has to be a reason he came up and talked to me randomly that day. Asking for a calculator...what kind of pick-up line is that anyway? Silly boys.


Saturday, November 29, 2014


I could easily do the cliche "What I'm Thankful For" post this week, but I'm not. The title of this post is a common phrase among the young people of America. We complain about something and realize how ridiculous it is. For example, when I came home from my grandma's house yesterday, I was trying to fit the food she gave me in the fridge. I barely got it all in. What a bummer having too much food! That is a true #firstworldproblem. This morning I went grocery shopping even though I clearly have enough food. The food I do have is mainly dinner stuff, so I HAD to go get items for lunches. Sheesh. I should never complain about hunger ever again.

I will say one thing I'm grateful for: how wonderful my life is. I am surrounded by wonderful people who love me and want the best for me. I never go hungry, unclothed, or homeless. I have the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life, and the knowledge that I will be with my family forever! What more could I possibly need?

Happy Holidays y'all.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Walking on Sunshine

Regardless of the cold and wet weather outside, I am so happy today. It wasn't always this way. The day started off as any normal busy Saturday: grocery shopping, HOMEWORK, and other odds and ends I have to take care of. I was mentally preparing myself to study the rest of the morning and early afternoon for my Stats 121 test I had to take today. I went to the library on campus and studied for a few hours. The time came for me to take my test, and I still didn't fell ready. Unfortunately, I had no choice in the matter. I have an interview on Monday during the only other time I could take this test. So I walked into the testing center, grabbed a snack, got my test, sat down, and took the test.

After finishing, I felt okay about the test. As I descended the stairs to view my score, I braced myself for getting a C on the scantron portion. I got to the TV screen showing test scores and looked for my ID number. As I look at my score, what do I see? The word "fantastic"? Oh my word. I got a 97 percent!!!! Say what?! I quickly left that testing center unable to wipe the smile off my face. Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked about it. As the Imagine Dragons song says, I am indeed "on top of the world"!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

For the Beauty of the Earth

This week's post is kind of on the random side. It's also about weather, which is usually a topic for awkward small talk. I think this was brought about because we had our first snowfall of the season! Exciting, but also depressing. Exciting because it makes it feel even more like Christmas, but depressing because cold weather in Utah lasts till almost April.

The point of this post is to talk about how I have learned to appreciate the beauty of this earth more and more while living in Utah. During the summer I had the chance to go hiking, camping, kayaking, and other random adventures. While doing these things I was surrounded by the gorgeous mountains, trees, and everything nature! It was breathtaking. Then fall happened with all its vibrant colors and crunchy leaves. Now it's winter and I can't wait to enjoy the snow-covered mountains.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Bring on the Holidays!

As I lie here on my bed listening to Christmas music at the beginning of November, I feel I need to confess something: I LOVE Christmas. I mean, people generally have the same feelings towards Christmas, but I am obsessed. Hence, I started listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween. Yep, I'm one of those people. Here's my reasoning for it: Why only listen for only one month to some of the greatest music ever, if you can listen for TWO months. It's really a genius plan in my mind. I just love the holidays.

Classic Charlie Brown Christmas
I guess another huge part of my love for Christmas is that I finally so many excuses to blow off normal life and be with family. I love any excuse to get out of Provo or be with my family. This year I will have no immediate family in Utah to spend Thanksgiving with, and so I will be spending the holiday with some extended family congregating in Spanish Fork. It will be such a good time. I don't know why we love shoving our faces full of food, but we do it year after year and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Well this will not be the first post I do about the holidays, so prepare yourself. heehee