Thursday, January 28, 2010


ya, the previous post had hopes for institute attendance.
Lost my keys, spent an FOREVER searching for them.



I would trade to have two Mondays if it meant that
I could delete Thursday from the week.
I used to not mind Thursdays,
I even somewhat looked forward to them.
It meant that we were over the hump of the middle of the week
and the weekend was in sight.
I even spruced up Thursdays with implementing Thankful Thursdays.

At the chance that I am going to sound incredibly bratty,
(at least not this one particularly)

It all started with an early morning work shift.
Usually not too bad,
except that I tumbled down the stairs
and crashed into the cute guy
that I have been trying to talk to for weeks.
How ladylike and graceful.
But at least my ego was the only thing hurt,
compared to a hurt back from the last time this happened.
I think I'll start taking the elevator.

And not to mention that on Thursdays I work down in Media
(basement of the Library).
This is a place that I usually love!
I love the Media supervisor, Karen,
and there are always fun projects to do.
But have any of you guys noticed that the Library
has been taken over by Koreans?!
Nothing against them personally,
but they have trashed the basement.
The bathroom reeks and is a mess everywhere,
and for some reason the whole floor smells like tuna!
Are they eating tuna down there?
We have investigated but have found no remnants of fish.
Mysterious, I know!

Ever since I had my Gallbladder out,
there are some things that make me sick instantly.
Apparently salad is one of them.
I spent the majority of the afternoon lying on my bathroom floor.
Again, how ladylike and graceful.

And is there ever a better day to take a math test than the day that you are sick?
Nope, it's the most opportune time.
So it makes it even better when the SUU testing center gives you the
wrong test.

This results in feeling lost and frustrated for about 45 minutes
before they come and tell you,
which then results in spending another hour completing the
correct test

while frazzled and in a hurry to get to work in time.
But it didn't matter, it still resulted in being 15 minutes late for work,
being "eyed" by the bosses as you run in,
and being quite certain you bombed the test.

OK, so Thursdays aren't always so bad.
They're busy, but there are usually some high points.
These high points: YOGA and INSTITUTE.
But sadly today I missed it while throwing up my guts :(
Institute is awesome.
Sister Cox is just a rad lady.
I had her in high school for seminary and love her lessons.
But on days that I'm drowning in a sea of homework because
every single professor has decided to have major
assignments due on Friday,

I'm less inclined to go for the lack of time.
Probably all the more reason that I need to attend tonight.
I could use the blessings.

So, after a day like today there is only one thing to do.
Follow the advice of Daniel Powter and
"Sing a Sad song just to turn it around"
Here goes nothing, Daniel!

"Because you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around"...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Years ago,
before my sister was a mom,
even before she had met the man of her dreams
and we were still arguing over clothes and time in the bathroom,
she taught me a very valuable lesson.

For a long time she kept a small puzzle piece
next to her pillow at night.
Weird? Ya, I thought so too.
But when I finally asked her about it and she told me why,
it wasn't so weird.
It was a reminder to her that she can't see the
whole picture.
That God has a plan for her,
and since she only has a small piece of the puzzle that
it's important to have faith in His plan.

D & C 90:24
"Search diligently, pray always and be believing and
all things shall work together for your good..."
because He has a plan for all of us.

I'm thankful for His plan this week.
I'm grateful that He knows what is best for me
because (surprisingly) my plans don't always work out.

I'm also thankful for a big sister who teaches me important lessons,
even when she doesn't know it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cereal Lovers Unite!

One Wednesday Night
- add Various Types of Cereal
- share with Great Company
- mix with lots and lots of Laughs
until you have one AWESOME CEREAL PARTY!

The Cereal party host &
Thee BIGGEST Cereal Lover known to Man!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Becca :)

In my entire life I have never met anyone like
Rebecca Marie Stewart.
And I am 100% positive that I will never again,
she is one of a kind.
Over the past 2 years that we've become really good friends,
I've enjoyed every
Tennis Match War Cry,
Hannah Montana Sing-a-Long,
treacherous Sterling Scholar meeting,
Chick Flick Movie Night (PG only of coarse ;) ),
Temple Trip,
Contagious Laugh,
and all the memories in between.

I admire your standards and convictions.
You're a babe :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

To My Mom, Love Me

Thanks for being my friend and for always taking care of me.
You have, and always do make huge sacrifices for me.
I don't tell you "Thank You" enough for all you do.
"Thank You! Thank You! THANK YOU!"
I'm glad that our relationship has gotten stronger these past few years.
Celebration Dinner at Rusty's

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Back to Life

It's so nice to be back in the SWING of things!

After months of sickness and being M.I.A. from
school, work and a social life,
I've forgotten how nice it is to go out.

Not that I've been a hermet for the last few months,
but what I mean is to not just go out, but to feel up to going out
and enjoy the activites.

I'm loving every minute of this new semester.
I love being back at my Job.
I love all my classes.
(I don't even mind the homework, I'm enjoying them so much.)
And I love getting to hang out more with friends and meet new people.

I was thinking that this semester was going to be so hard to get back into the usually hectic schedule of college life and I was positive that it was going to be a much harder stuggle,
but Heavenly Father has been blessing me so much lately.

Not to say that it hasn't been an adjustment this week,
but I feel like I'm handling it really well.
And things will probably get more stressful and hard in the weeks to come but oh, well.
Bring it on College! I can handle you!

Yup, I am one blessed girl.
Life is Good!

Whitney, Rebecca, Dorothy and I at the SUU Gymnastics Meet

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Well I go back to classes tomorrow at SUU
for the next 76 school days, give or take a few,
with 16 credit hours & 12-15 work hours a week.
Let the countdown resume.

Daisypath Vacation tickers
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Reflections and Resolutions

The Highlights:
- Pro Start Competition
- Won State FCCLA Competition
- Won Family Consumer Science Regional Sterling Scholar Award

- Finished the CHS yearbook (I was the editor in chief)
- Graduated from High School & Seminary with honors

- Got a job at the SUU Library
- Became a member of a new ward
- Had a Summer of memories and laughs with new & old friends

- Took a trip with my best friend, Ammon Bunker to Nashville, TN

- Started College
- Went to my very first General Conference on my Birthday
- Became an AUNT!

The Trials:
- sicknesses
(mine as well as my family members' and friends')

- Balancing Everything
- Loved ones & friends moving
- Surgery

- Constant Change

The Blessings:
- A Family that takes care of me
(in every aspect imaginable)

- Micah - Friends that are examples to me
- A Job with very understanding, wonderful Bosses
- Closer Family Relationships
- Stronger Testimony
- Insurance
- Constant Change

The Resolutions:
- Better Health
- Schedule Time Better
- Stronger Relationships
- Attend the Temple more often
- More Missionary Work
- Be more outgoing & meet more new friends
- Keep my GPA Up & Keep Scholarships
- More Patience