Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would just like to tell everyone that today I completed my research proposal presentation for my Senior Research Seminar class. Hooray! This means that I am completely done with all my mjor requirements! Hazzah for being done with something. Now I just need to figure out what I want to do with my major....

I hope everyone loves Thanksgiving this year and remembers everything they are thankful for. Here is my list:

I am thankful for my family: Mom, Dad, Matt, Bethany, Rebekay, Rachel, Debi, Sean, Dan, Leah, Izzy, Heidi, Lucy, and even Mika and Boston (yes Boston too).

I am thankful for how much my Grandma and Grandpa do for me!

I am thankful for my best friend Torrie.

I am thankful for the most awesome roommates and apartment.

I am thankful for a working car.

I am thankful for an education.

I am thankful for good health and for not having a brain tumor.

I am thankful for people who make me laugh.

I am thankful for the church and all the knowledge I have because of it.

I am thankful for truth.

I am thankful for a really awesome job.

I am thankful for getting a Thanksgiving break!

And I am thankful for Pandora Radio for providing me with awesome music.
I am thankful for a whole lot of other things, but I have to be getting to class now...

Monday, October 13, 2008


Holy cow. It is already October. Fall is by far my favorite season. However, winter seems to be coming a little too soon because it snowed all weekend here in Logan. Its ok though, I am hoping that it will warm up and I well get to bask in perfect fall weather for at least a week or two.
I would just like to announce that I have finally registered to vote. Some of you might be very alarmed by this because I am a political science major. But its true, I have never voted because I was never registered to vote. But I decided that I should do my civic duty and vote in the next election. I'm not sure who I am going to vote for yet, and I don't think I will decide until I enter the voting booth. If you have any candidate preferences, feel free to try and persuade me.
On a completely different note, I was thinking about Christmas break lately and what I want to do for my birthday this year. Maybe its because me and my roommate listened to Christmas music as we got ready this morning, maybe it is because it snowed, or maybe it is just because I want to have the most rockin' birthday ever this year. Whatever the reason, I need some sweet ideas of what to do.
Another exciting thing that has happened is that my all time best friend Torrie got her mission call last Friday! Hooray! She is going to serve in the San Salvador, El Salvador West/Belize mission. I am way excited for her, but I will be really sad when she leaves.

Finally, I just want to let everyone know about my new favorite song. I don't even know what it is called, but is by a guy named Cameron McGill who I saw this summer at Kilby Court. I don't actually even like all of the band's music, but I really love a couple of songs. You should check it out here http://www.cameronmcgill.com/3.mp3. Well that's all for now, till next time...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Turning a New Leaf

Well, here I am writing in my blog. So on Saturday I moved up to Logan to start my very last year of college, and so far its been pretty strange. For the past three school years I lived in the same apartment with pretty much the same people, but this year I decided to mix things up a bit. I am now living in a completely different place with completely new rooommates. So far its been ok, but the new location of my apartment might be hard to get used to. I live at the bottom of probably the two steepest hills in Logan, Ut, and I have to hike up them every morning. Its ok though, it will be good excercise. I am pretty worried about when it snows though, those hills are sure to become icy traps of death, but somehow I'll manage.

I do have some fabulous news. So last year I was part of this class called the Huntsman Scholars program where I got to go to New York and DC, and have an amazing class experience with two amazing teachers. Since its my senior year I was unable to do the program agian, but I still get to work for the program. Basically they have invited all the old students to be mentors to the program, and the best part is that we all get paid $1,000 each semester! Hooray! I basically just have to help students understand the program, talk to them about their classes, help market the Huntsman scholars program, and go to lunches with adults and pretend I am really smart and that I have high ambitions in life. So here's a shout out to Jon Huntsman for giving me so much money and free food. He's a real winner.

I am pretty excited for this semester, but its going to be tough. Its pretty much my last real semester of school. I hope I haven't packed my schedule too tight. I am just going to have fun and work hard while it lasts, because once I graduate I have to start real life, and figure out what I want to do. If you have any ideas of what I should do when I graduate, feel free to let me know.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Most Eventful Week of My Life

So far this summer hasn't been dissappointing and I have done a lot of things, but this passed week tops it all. My goal this summer was to try and have as much fun as possibe, not that Bountiful isn't the most exciting place on earth, but I was a little worried that my summer would be really lame. So here are just a few of the fun and crazy things that have happened. I hope you enjoy!

A few weeks ago some friends of mine visited that I worked with at Camp Lochearn in Vermont last summer. That was amazing. It was so much fun, and I will admit that it kind of made me want to go back to Vermont. It was cool to get to play tourist in my own state for a little bit, and it made me realize that there are a lot of things to do here, and that I really like living in Utah.

Anyways. On to my crazy week. Well first of all my #4 niece was born on Memorial Day, her name is Lucy Cameron Miller, but you all probably know that since the only people who read this are members of my family. That alone was super exciting. She is so perfect and little, and beautiful. I am one lucky aunt. The next awesome thing that happened was that I got to meet MATT COSTA! Ok, so for those of you that don't know who Matt Costa is, you should get to know him, well at least his music. Check out his website here at mattcosta.com. He is one of my favorite artists and I had been planning on going to his concert for like two months. So the day finally came and I had been bugging my co-workers about how excited I was for it. That day at lunch, a boy I work with named Layne asked if I wanted to meet Matt, and I was like, heck yes I do. It turns out that he had won free tickets to the End Zone (101.9 radio station's private performance thingy) and he asked if I wanted to go with him. It was so awesome. I got to meet Matt, and hear him sing some sweet songs, and I got two free tickets to the concert that I gave to my friends ( since I already had my ticket). So that night I went to the concert and he was amazing. It only made me like Matt Costa's music even more. It was the best day of the summer so far.

Sorry this is so long, but there is one more event from last week. On Thursday there were some exciting happenings, but not quite in the same genre of excitement as my niece or Matt Costa. To sum it up, I pretty much almost died. To make a long story short, while me and my co-workers were planting a flowerbed, a girl drove off the road and slammed right into our trucks and if our trucks hadn't of been there she could have plowed right into all of us who were in the flower bed. It was a pretty big wreck and there were cop cars, and ambulences everywhere, but thankfully none of us were hurt. Firemen had to use the jaws of life to get the girl who was driving out of her car, but we are pretty sure that she is fine, her car was just so smashed that they couldn't get her out. It was a crazy freak accident, and I have no idea how she ran off the road, but we think it involved the use of her cell phone somehow. That is the second time I have seen a driver just drive off the road for no apparent reason. It was really pretty sad because the truck that she ran into was my favorite. Jimmy, may you rest in peace (Rachel will understand my sorrow), but really if you think about it that truck pretty much saved our lives, so at least he went out on top. I am just glad that everyone was ok (everyone but Jimmy), because it could have ended a lot worse than it did. So the moral of the story is, wear your seatbelt because it really will save your life (it saved this girl's life) and don't text while driving, because you may run into a flowerbed.

So that was my crazy exciting week. Definitely worth blogging about. I wonder what adventures will happen in the rest of the summer. I am going camping this weekend in Moab, and maybe something exciting will happen there. Who knows, just as long as no teenage girls drive their cars at me anymore...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tax Day

So it's April 15, taxes are due. This really isn't what this blog is about, but I thought I would just mention it. Anyways. So I haven't written a blog for quite some time, probably because life has been so busy. As many (or all who read this blog, which is I think two people) of you know I went on a little class trip to D.C. and NYC. It was an amazing trip, and I was pretty lucky to be able to go. While I was on this trip I did a lot of thinking. Mostly thinking about the future, my future. We visited all these different organizations and companies, and talked to people who have fulfilled their life goals and have done some pretty cool things. I thought that I would be spending the summer back east doing an internship, but after I spent a little time there I decided to stay put in good old Bountiful Utah. I am pretty excited about it. I actually haven't moved back in with Mom and Dad since I graduated from High School. It might get a little crowded, but I am actually looking forward to it. So this summer you can find me in Bountiful, planting flowers for the city, and having the time of my life. I figure it is time to take a little break from having adventures, and maybe I should actually save some money this summer. So if anyone wants to play frisbee, or go on long walks on Bountiful, Blvd, or go on cool hikes, or wants me to babysit their children, you all know where to find me.

Me and my hotel roomate Jenna on Liberty Island, with the classic Manhatten skyline in the back

Laying on the steps of the Capitol Building, the coolest place in DC.

This is the view from our Hotel room, right next to the empire state building.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Maybe I should go to beauty school

So lately I have found myself dying peoples hair. Strange. But I have decided that I have a hidden talent. My hidden talent is that I am good at dying hair. My latest dye jobs have included Torrie, Liz and Robbie. Robbie didn't actually ask me to dye his hair, but rather we all coerced him into it, but he secretly liked it. Just a few weeks ago my friend Mel asked if I would dye her hair. What can I say, it just comes naturally. The ironic thing here is that I have never actually dyed my own hair. I would also like to point out that everyone has dyed their hair a darker shade, I think this proves that brunettes are cooler than blondes. You could say its like I am a drug dealer, I don't actual take part in the practice, but I just supply the method...Ok that was weird. So if anyone needs their hair dyed, I am more than willing. Here are a few pictures of me in action.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I guess I was tagged, sooo

Rach tagged me so....
Attached or single- pretty single
Best Friend- Torrie, we are pretty much like a married couple, or the entire apartment of A2.
Cake or Pie- depends on what it is. If its really good pie, then pie, but if its really good cake, then cake.
Day of Choice- October 12, or June 12. And I really like Thursdays, and Fridays.
Essential Item- chapstick and clothes.
Gummy bears or worms- Worms, the red and white ones.
Hometown- Bountiful, UT
Indulgences- Popsicles, and Rootbeer
January or July- July for sure. I can think of nothing worse than going through January again.
Kids- No kids, but sometimes I feel like the mother of my apartment.
Life is incomplete without- Laughter and love
.Marriage date- Still yet to happen
Number of Siblings- 3 sisters and 1 brother
Oranges or Apples- Oranges. I really wish I had an orange right now.
Phobias or fears- Brain Tumors, Shingles, Rickets.
Quotes- "People are always saying change is a good thing, but all they are really saying is something you really didn't want to happen, has happened." -You've Got Mail.
Reason to smile- When I feel like I have finally finished something, like a paper. Or just being able to relax.
Season- I love Fall, but right now I am becoming partial to Spring.
Tag two-I don't really have anyone to tag, since everyone has already been chosen.
Unknown fact about me- I like ferrets, they have a cool attitude.
Vacation spot of your choice- England, Italy, Southern California, Singapore, Australia.
Worst habit- my unhealthy addiction to chapstick, popping my nuckles, procrastination.
x-ray or ultrasound- probably x-ray since I have never had an ultrasound.
Your favorite food- Foods starting with the letter P. Pickles, Pineapple, Popcorn, pizza, poppyseed bread, potatoes, and also bbq chicken
Zodiac- capricorn

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A few friendly observations

Some would say I am a very observant person, and I would have to agree with them. A few weeks ago I observed a girl walking across campus in a flimsy shirt and no coat. This came to a suprise to me because for those who have been to Logan lately would understand that there is a deathly chill that rattles the bones in the air. Recently I have observed that many people aren't wearing coats. This seems like irrational behavior to me. Why oh why do people not wear coats. Just looking at their numb arms makes me cold? Lately I have been wearing two coats because it is so cold that if I don't, I am in pain from walking in the cold and dismal weather. Maybe I should give those coatless people one of my own? But probably not.

Monday, January 28, 2008

There's a first time for everything

So I have decided to jump on the old bandwagon and start a blog, since I just realized that all of my siblings already have a blog. I would just like to say that I can't wait for January to be over. No offense to January, but it is pretty much the longest and most depressing month of the year. The good thing about January is my sister Rachel's birthday, but because I live in Logan, and she lives in Lehi, I couldn't even celebrate with the family on this joyous day. Happy Birthday Rach.

Well, in other news I went snow shoeing this weekend, and let me tell you, it was great. Since I am probably the least hard core outdoorsy person in my family, I am glad to say that I actually do cool things on my own, and I do like nature, a lot. I am pretty glad I went because it made me realize that winter isn't all that bad, and can actually be fun. This is somewhat hard for me to say because right about this time of year I want nothing more that green grass and butterflies basking in the warm sunlight. But hey, chin up. Winter won't last forever. And besides we live in Utah, and the snow comes every year, I think its about time we all get used to it and stop complaining.