Saturday, September 17, 2011

Football Fans

First Home Football Game
(on September 10, 2011)

Utah State: 54 Weber State: 17

Go Aggies!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Libe Lovin'

So ever since I found out that I would be coming to USU,
I have been on the search for a new job.

I applied, I kid you not, at like 40 places.
Days were spent sending resumes and applications in.
When I finally made it to Logan, I had a couple interviews
but nothing that looked particularly promising.

Well the good news is in: I FINALLY GOT HIRED!

At yet another lovely library :)
This time at the Merrill-Cazier Library on USU Campus.
I guess I just have a thing for libraries.
In my personal opinion, there is no better place to work than at a Libe.

The Best part? The hours!
I'm working a little more than 20 hrs a week
(perfect with a student schedule) and I have
evenings and weekends off! I can still have a social life!

My official job title:
Digital Initiatives Student Assistant

Training starts tomorrow!
*wish me luck*

(photo found here)
My new place of employment

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where Were You...

...When the World Stopped Turning?


(photo found here)

I was ten.

I was eating cereal, watching TV, and waiting for the bus that morning.
After hearing the radio, my sister came and changed the channel
from "Saved by the Bell" to the news.

She changed it just in time to watch
the second plane hit.

Most of my memories of that day consist of being confused.
I remember not knowing what "terrorism" was.

I remember sitting next to my two best friends at the time,
Aubrey and Kaylie, in Mrs. Turek's 5th grade class,
trying to understand what was happening while watching the TV.

I remember Mrs. Turek having us write down our feelings
and telling us to always keep our papers to remember.

I remember that my mom was out of town and we didn't know when
she would be able to come home.

I remember that, even though I was so young and I didn't understand the details, I knew that I loved my country and that I had a sense of patriotism.

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Looking back ten years, I get a weird sense of time.
Where the events that happened that day seem like
they happened not very long ago, and at the same time,
they happened in almost a different life.

but then again, I am living a different life than if 9/11 never happened.
No one in the world can escape the after affects of that day.

It's weird to think that my kids will grow up in a world that the word
"terrorism" will be in their everyday vocabulary.
They'll grow up in a world with tight airport security and searches.
They'll grow up in a world that is cautious of bomb threats and warfare.

And I hope that they'll grow up with the knowledge that they
live in the greatest country on Earth, and have an attitude of
gratefulness to those who have made it that way.

So I just wanted to express my gratitude for my great country.
I know we have our fair share of problems, but I know that America is
a chosen land that Heavenly Father has, and continues to bless.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Discipline

"Grades don't show how Smart you are.
Grades show how Disciplined you are."
--Marlon Smith


I've been thinking about this quote a lot lately.

Someday when I'm a teacher,
this quote will hang in my classroom.

(I once had the privilege of hearing this quote in person.
*Sigh* good ol' memories of freshmen year "flight school" at SUU.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Long Weekends :)



{ Lexi and I at the Rocket Summer Concert last night }

This cute girl is the roommate to another cute girl,
also know as my best friend, Dorothy.

Thank goodness she was around this weekend while
everyone else got to go home for the holiday.

Without her, I would have been stuck at home doing nothing.
Instead, we had lots of fun at the Institute Opening Social on Friday
and the Rocket Summer Concert on Saturday.

(ps. I think I only knew one of their songs and that's only because I recognized it from an old CD. Here's to my friends, Jillian Strand and Jessica Groves for always burning me the best CDs in high school. You both have such good taste in music.)

Yay for long weekends and fun friends to spend them with!