Monday, August 29, 2011

One Day Down...

Today was my first day!!!
It went marvelous!

I didn't get lost once, my earliest class is at 10:30,
and I loved all of my subjects.
(of course everyone says that on the first day, but I really mean it!)
I only had two classes today, the rest are tomorrow, but I'm sure I'll love those too. It is soooo nice to finally be in classes geared to my major!

My favorite so far?
Clothing Production Principles.
(basically just a sewing class)
I have my own sewing machine assigned just to me and everything.
Her name is Carol.
No really, she has a name tag on her that says "Carol"
and my neighbor's is named Marilyn.
(Personally, I would've named her something more original because they said she has some "quirks" to her, so she clearly deserves a more peppy name)

Carol and I will be spending some quality time
together this semester so I hope we get along.
(I once had an encounter with a less friendly machine when I sewed
my finger in the 9th grade. Lets hope it goes over better than that...)

So needless to say, so far so good!

Here are a few pictures from the big move from my mom's camera.

{ just a small portion of all of my stuff }

{ Last Pictures with the Parentals }

{ getting impatient with the pictures... }

{ ttfn... }

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Life in Logan

It always bugs me when people have big life changes they blog about but have no pictures to prove it. Sorry to be annoying but that's exactly my situation.
(technically I do have some, but they're on my mom's camera in Cedar City.
I'll have to see if I can have her email them to me later.)

I've officially been living in Logan for a total of 5 days now
and I've loved every minute of it!

Don't get me wrong, it was super hard to leave
my family/hometown but even so,
I've had a huge feeling of comfort through this whole moving process.

So far this week has consisted of:
a long road trip,
getting lost in the Salt Lake Airport parking lot,
unpacking, shopping, decorating,
meeting lots of new people,
Aggie ice cream, campus tours, city tours,
dollar theater movies, bountiful baskets, job hunting,
cliff jumping at Porcupine Reservoir (thanks Jon!),
check engine lights, taking treats to neighbors, and
going to a new ward.

About this last one, I headed to church all by myself today, not knowing a single soul in my ward or even my stake. Here our meetings are backwards, going from Relief Society to Sunday School, and then Sacrament Meeting. Strangely enough, I wasn't even that nervous this morning, again I just had an overwhelming feeling of comfort. I was glad that RS was first because I was able to meet some really nice sisters who I was able to sit by for the rest of the meetings. My ward seems pretty solid and I'm excited to get to know everyone better.
I know that Heavenly Father answers prayers.

I'm feeling really blessed.

I'm also pretty stoked about my living conditions. I'm in an apartment like right next to campus, with really nice roommates (thank heavens! I was most worried about roommates). I have a lovely, spacious bedroom to myself with a private bathroom to boot! It's been wonderful! I also have wonderful friends that have helped with the transition to the "big city."

Here is a little shout out to my best friend, Dorothy Peacock, who's helped the most. Dorothy, can I just tell you how grateful I am that you are my friend! I don't know how I would've survived this first week without you! Thanks for showing me the ropes and hanging out with me. (I hope you're not sick of me yet) I have loved every minute of hanging with you. You are the best! I love you to pieces! I can't wait to have more adventures with you this semester (and watching more Kid History).

Tomorrow is the BIG Day!
Here's to a successful semester
(with the hope of only getting lost a few times tomorrow)!
I'll keep ya updated on how it goes...

P.S. Mom & Dad, thanks for everything, and yes I'm doing just fine :) Don't worry so much! And dad, I'll be sure to "call Jon" if I need anything ;)

P.P.S. Kathryn & Luke, Thanks for all of your help too! I love you all!!!

Kid History

So, I was just introduced to this webseries by my good friend, Dorothy.
It's these guys in Provo who act out the stories that their kids tell.

I have been missing out! This is hilarious!
They just came out with the 6th episode
so I thought I'd share for those people, like me,
who are never up to date with the funniest youtube videos.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Last Day at the Libe

Today was my last day of work.
I had originally thought that it was the 9th,
(the last day of class. you can't be a "student worker"
if you're no longer a "student")

but because I worked at such a considerate place,
they let me finish out the pay period because they know
I have been saving every penny for my big move.

That's just one example of their goodness towards me.

This is where I have spent a significant amount of time
during the past 2 1/2 years.

This is my beloved "Libe", more formally known as the
Southern Utah University's Gerald R. Sherratt Library.

Not many people have the opportunity to work at a place that they love
but I am lucky enough to have had the chance.

This place is so much more than just a building that stores books.
(yes, I know I'm getting cheesy here, but it's the truth!)

There, I was looked after.
There, I was taught.
There, I was befriended.
There, I was safe.

This place, or I should say the people inside of this place,
have all been too good to me.

I owe a lot to my beloved Libe
and the lovely Library Ladies (and the few men) that I worked with.
I know for a fact that at any other job, the supervisors wouldn't
have been so understanding about student schedules and sick leave.
(And trust me, I had a lot of sick leave)

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of those lovely people.
I'll miss you all!

It's been a bittersweet day.
I'm excited to be moving on, but sad to be leaving some things behind.
Change is bittersweet, but Life is Change...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Summer School, that is.
Just thought I would share the good news.

Do ya wanna know how I'm gonna celebrate tonight?
by Sleeping!

yes, that's right. I'm going to get a full eight hours tonight.
Jealous? I would be too.

Peace Out Homework & Stress!

You won't be missed!

(I get a whopping 20 days without you!)