Monday, December 12, 2011

End of the semester!

I am so excited to be done with the semester! I am seriously hoping to get a part time job so I can make some money! I am excited for next semester, but am ready to celebrate Christmas! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Muppets

Last night I went to see The Muppets with my family! It was so cute! The kids loved it, and so did my parents and I. There were tons of cameo appearances by other actors and it was really fun :) Go see it!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Some new pics :)




Taking a chance

There was a certain missionary in my parents ward that I met while visiting my family from college that I really liked. I could just tell that he found me attractive, because he would look at me a lot, and I really thought he was just the best. He was so sweet, funny, and a great missionary. I went back to school thinking, "ah man, I will probably never see him again." Well, I decided to friend him on facebook, so that when he got home from his mission, I'd be able to chat with him. Back at school, I honestly didn't think about him all that often, and had kind of started liking someone else. Well, when I came home from college I started going to the local single's ward, and was trying to get to know everyone there. 3 or 4 months later, I came to church a little late, and walked in and saw none other than THE ELDER THAT HAD BEEN IN MY PARENT'S WARD!! I was so amazed! What were the odds? So lately, I have enjoyed having the missionaries over for dinner, chatting at church, etc. And I remember why I liked him in the first place. He is great. He only has about 5 weeks left until he returns home. I am hoping with all of my heart, that after he gets home we can make a connection. I am gonna put my heart out there. I'm gonna take a chance. Wish me luck! <3

Monday, November 14, 2011

Catching up on my blogging! EHS Homecoming Parade and Game!




Me, Kian, Ella, and Mom went to see the EHS Homecoming Parade and it was so much fun! It was kind of surreal for me because it's the first one I have been to since graduating! The kids loved seeing Britta and Greyson from church and loved all the candy!! The next evening, I took Kian to the Homecoming Game and we had a great time cheering for EHS and watching the band play. He got a bit cold so we ended up leaving after the band performed at half time, but we had a blast!! Silly Carle and Taylor in the background ;)

Cute Halloween crafts the kids made!



I can't believe I haven't posted these yet! They are so cute! And a lot of fun!
Mummy candy cups and pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern pots!

This is my dream engagement ring!!

Halloween Pics!







It's taken me a while but I am finally posting them! I only have pics from the Trunk-or-Treat, because afterwards we went straight to the Pinery and it got too dark for pictures! So here they are! Kian was a fire fighter (he LOVED his costume), Ella was "Tangle" which in translation, means Rapunzel! Ella took a pic with Sister Luck and I am holding cute little Cole Calkins! And this year I went to a few parties as a dead passenger from The Titanic!

My musical experience at CCA!













When I went to pick up my books on my first day at CCA I stumbled upon a poster about musical auditions. It was for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. I had heard of it, but honestly knew nothing about the show. I thought, "hey why not?" So I went to sign up for an audition time, not knowing how important this show would be for me. I had come home to do the Community College thing for a while while all of my friends were still up at UNC, and I felt SO alone. When the time came for my audition, I sang a song from Thoroughly Modern Millie, and did a cold read (because memorizing monologues makes me freak out!). I thought I did pretty well, and was pleased with myself. I was told to come back for call-backs and I was pretty excited. The day of call-backs was nerve wracking for me. I didn't know how they would go, and if anyone would talk to me (I am not much of a social butterfly). Thankfully I wasn't completely ignored, and people were nice to me. But at times I did feel awkward, considering almost everyone else knew each other. After the call-backs I went home and enjoyed the weekend. I got a call on Sunday saying that they wanted to cast me in the role of Rona the spelling Bee host. I was really excited to have gotten such a great role, and was excited to get back to performing. The first day of rehearsal, which was a read through, was great because I got to see the people who I would be spending the next couple of months with.

Everything was going great, and then our director, Stacey had to quit the show. We were all sad that she had to leave, but we all knew her daughter was WAY more important. Colleen came in and worked her butt off, as well as Kerry, our musical director. Although, it was stressful and sometimes difficult for me to come to rehearsal I am so thankful that they saved this show. Not only was I able to do what I love (performing), I was able to meet some really incredible people and make friends. I didn't feel so distant from my friends at UNC because I had new friends that were helping me feel welcome at this new school. I can't begin to count all of the inside jokes that were made, and the jokes told, and I wouldn't change a thing!

I am so thankful to have had so many friends and family come see the show! My Parents, Aunt Mary, Uncle Stan, Grandma and Grandpa, Cami, Mrs. Fowler, Brielle, Skylar, The Pesek's and Danny! Thank you!! And thank you to everyone in the cast and crew who took me in and made me feel a part of the family! :) I love you all!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

:)

This picture makes me happy :)

Weight Loss

Since leaving for College and coming back home, I have gained 22 or so POUNDS. That horrifies me. My whole teenage life I was around 119 lbs and I never had a problem with eating too much and gaining weight. My jeans don't fit, my shirts are too tight, and I just look gross. For a while now, I have tried to stop eating so many sweets and eating at night, but I just can't seem to resist the goodness of chocolate. AND, the hardest part for me is that I can't get anyone to work out with or agree do a diet with me. I am the kind of person that NEEDS the support of another to complete a goal this big. I have been stuck behind this wall for a long time, and I can't seem to get over it. I HATE the way I look right now though, and I need to do something.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Love Bug


How could I be upset about things going on in my life after looking at this sweet little face? :) What a blessing family is!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee




Come see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at CCA!! Here are the performance dates and times:


November 3rd at 7:30 PM
November 4th at 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM
November 5th at 7:30 PM
November 10th at 7:30 PM
November 11th at 7:30 PM
November 12th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

CCA students are free, students are $7, and $10 regular admission.

Hope to see you there! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I have been so busy!

I am currently in a musical at the Community College, and I have been so busy! It is getting closer to performance time and I can't wait! It is so much fun, and I have made some incredible friends!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

I GOT TO GO!! :)


It turns out that I got to go to the U2 concert, and it was unbelievably AMAZING.

Friday, May 13, 2011

No U2 for me :(

So here's the story...
My Uncle and Aunt reserved tickets for my cousin Malena and I to go see U2 as a graduation gift to both of us. Well, Bono ended up having back surgery, so the entire show was postponed to the next summer. Well, this summer has been approaching and my Uncle checked on the tickets, and it turns out the guy's brother sold the tickets!! I was horrified because I was so looking forward to this concert because I LOVE U2!! Well, a few weeks later a family friend had some good news: Her friend had two available tickets!! I couldn't believe it! I was going to pay $112 to see U2! But, apparently I waited a day too long to confirm my plans to buy the tickets because THEY WERE SOLD TOO! :( So, it looks like I am not going to see U2, my favorite band in the entire WORLD. But I am lucky to have such good family friends that tried to find me some tickets. But it still sucks. I'm slightly heart broken.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Red Neck Sledding :)

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Frogs!!

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YES

Books I've completed in 2011!

I want to read (and finish) as many books as I can this year! It will be interesting to see how many I can finish!
I challenge you to do the same if you like to read! And even if you don't, it's all about picking a book that you know you will enjoy! So, Give it a try!!

1) The Other Boleyn Girl- Finished on 3/31/11
My comments: When I first looked at this book, I wanted to read it, but was pretty intimidated by the size of it! I made a dicision to finish it, and once I did, I really began to enjoy the story, and couldn't get enough of it! I loved the movie, and that's the reason why I picked it, but It's very different from the movie. But, if you liked the movie, you will LOVE the book! There is so much more information and detail in the book!

2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- Finished on 4/10/11
My comments: I loved this book! When I was younger I didn't really get in to the Harry Potter books, but I LOVED the movies. I am glad that I have decided to read the books, because it just makes me more of a Harry Potter fan, and love it even more! On to the next!

3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- Finished on 4/24/11
My comments: Even better than Chamber of Secrets. Once you start one Harry Potter book you have to read the next one! I am excited to read the next one, but first, i need to go back and read the Sorcerer's Stone!

4) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Can't remember when I finished! Probably around 4/30/11
My comments: I liked it! I read through it pretty quickly though! I was too excited to read Goblet of Fire! But, i gotta say, I am pretty proud of the amount of books I have completed since March!

My College experience!!

Eventhough, I only completed 3/4 of my Freshman year, I still have some incredible memories and experiences I would love to share! Starting with my lovely room mate Kaitlyn Lundeby!

The day I got to UNC was exciting and I was so ready to start this new chapter of my life! I had never met my room mate and only found out who she was the night before move in day. I desperately hoped that she would be someone who I could talk to, trust, and have fun with. Luckily, she was all those things and more! God really had a hand in my college experience, and he started with giving me the most incredible room mate I could have ever asked for. We NEVER fought, and that was something we were both proud of! I would always over-hear people talking about their room mate drama and I was so thankful that Kaitlyn and I didn't have any of that! We joked and laughed and didn't complain about eachother. We had the same cleaning habits and interests, and had a blast being in choir together! And although, I always joked that she belonged in a mental institutuion, because of her craziness, the truth is, I probably belong in a mental institution too! :) She was so kind, and so thoughtful, and made me tea when I was sick! I seriously lucked out getting her as a room mate! And I truly miss her everyday!

Memory #2) All the crazy times with Talile and Adel!

Talile and I have known each other since Sophomore year of H.S. and she has always been one of my very best friends! She ended up rooming with Adel and I became good friends with her as well! We would watch movies and t.v. shows and laugh until we cried! I specifically remember watching Meet the Parents, The Hangover, and The Producers! We laughed so hard that night (yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss) haha :) Inside joke! I also remember putting on green face masks at Cami's and pretending we were zombies. And of course, Chili's for T's birthday and all of the crazy night driving in Greeley! I will never forget all the times we went to jazz concerts and when we saw that old drunk man who got us in for free! Tailie and Adel were definitely a big part of my good times at UNC.

Memory #3) UNC choirs!

UNC choirs are incredible. I was so glad to finally be in a choir where I felt EVERYONE was at the same calibur. I will never forget singing "The Messiah" with all of the choirs combined, it was a breath-taking experience! Women's Glee was so much fun and I absolutely loved the music we sang (I finally got to sing Whitacre!). And Women's Jazz was unbelievable! I felt so at home there and Angela was the greatest director anyone of us could have ever asked for! I miss it everyday!

Memory #4) Institute/Church

Gosh, what can I say? It was incredible. I loved all of the people at Church, and I miss them so much! I was able to meet and be friends with so many great missionaries, and other ward members. I had the BEST home teachers who would teach Cami and I over tea parties where we would all speak in British accents! Everyone was so welcoming and I truly miss FHE on Monday nights! The most incredible thing that happened within my church memories was when one of my very best friends, David Kelly got baptized. I have known and loved him since we first met in 6th grade, and to see him accept the gospel will be something I will never forget. The moment he came out in his white baptism clothing I began to cry. I was just so happy.

Memory #5) Cami!

Before I went off to college, the thought of not going to the same school as Cami was both terrifying and horrible! I was so relieved when she decided to go to UNC as well! I can't imagine my college experience without her. We ate almost every MEAL together! :) Being at UNC together made our friendship stronger and we were there for each other when things got a little stressful. She was fully supportive of my decision to leave early if I was sure that it was the right thing for me, and it definitely was. I am so thankful to have her in my life and I will love her forever!

Overall, my college experience was almost PERFECT. I am glad i have chosen to take a break though, and I will be so excited to go back when I am ready. Even though I only completed a semester and a half, I DO NOT regret it. Going to UNC and leaving UNC were some of the best decisions I have ever made!


#6) Micaela and Crystal!
I loved living next door to Micaela, because we would knock on the wall in between our rooms to say hi :) It always made my day! And I will always remember when Micaela let me borrow every season of Friends! And I loved watching it with her! I love her so! And seeing Crystal always made my day! She is the kind of friends that even if I don't see her every day I know that we will be friends FOREVER! I <3 you girl!

Stop thinking about yourself

I have been feeling really sorry for myself today, and I realized I am being such an idiot. There are other people who are going through harder times and dealing with harder things than I have ever experienced. I need to realize how blessed I am and stop feeling sorry for myself.