Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some thoughts on my mind... See if you can guess who I am talking about :)

I miss you a lot more than I'll admit.

I know I need to be home, but I wish I was going back to school with you two.

Please understand that I need the car just as much as you do.

Please let me get the job! I know I'm Dr. Stout's daughter, but that shouldn't affect your decision.

You need to take a nap. Kicking and biting people isn't nice.

I wish we were a lot closer than we are.

I miss you guys being the friends you were back in high school.

I haven't seen you guys yet, and that is NOT okay! That will be changed soon.


New Year's Eve?!

Dang, how did it get to this day already? I can't believe it. I have been home now for almost 2 weeks, and have around 4 months to go... I need a job. I need a job. I need need need a job!!!

Anyways, this blog is to tell ya'll the resolutions that I have for 2010. I didn't make any resolutions last New Year's because I didn't really want to. But I need to this year. There are many things I feel I need to do in order to feel better about myself, and how I live my life.

I might add more, but here are the 9 things I want to work on this year.

1) Work out more
2) Read scriptures every day
3) Pray every day
4) Work on weaknesses
5) Try to eat breakfast every day
6) Work on becoming closer to the Lord
7) Do more service
8) Show more love to everyone
9) Read a book every week (or month, whichever will be more plausible.)

So, those are it. My resolutions for the year 2010. Can you believe that it is already 2010?! YIKES! I am going to be 20 in 8 months! I cannot believe it!

Anyways, I hope New Year's is great for you! I hope 2009 was great for you, but that 2010 will be even better!

Love you all!!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Funny days

My family is so so so so funny! Well, to me they are.

"Mom, George Michael died."

"I want to get numb arms and then slap people in the face with them... like this! *funny arm motion*."

"Let's put XLAX in the cookies! And watch mom have to go to the bathroom ALL DAY!"

"We use the Wii at Christmas time more than any other time during the year... That's because we always get new games at Christmas."

This was, without a doubt, the best Christmas ever. I love my family, and how we were able to get through an entire day without a single fight. But alas, we are back to reality.

Oh yeah, and Malcolm got his license. Guess what that means? I have to share the car.

So, should I save money for a Nikon D3000, or a new car? Tell me your thoughts, loyal readers.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Santa was good to me this year.

16 new movies, which are: Bride Wars, GI Joe, Seven Pounds, The Dark Knight, Star Trek, 21, Taken, Pocahontas, Up, Mulan, He's Just Not That Into You, Yes Man, The Bucket List, Miss Congeniality, P.S. I Love You, and Iron Man.

$60 towards iTunes.

Two movie tickets.

A 500 GB External Hard Drive.

I love Santa!! :D

OH!!! And I got two A's, an A-, a B+, and a B!!!! YES FOR A GOOD SEMESTER!!!


Sunday, December 20, 2009


This year, I am home from December to April. I am "off-track" from school. (If you don't know what that is, just ask.) Last year, I chose to stay out at school during this time. I felt like coming home was the better choice this time around.

I really miss my roommates a ton though.

I need a job.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I think I will fail my science final. Is it bad that I am somewhat okay with that? Bleh.

Dear Michael Buble,

I love you. You helped me get through the stress of school, and I very much appreciate it. Will you marry me? And then serenade me to sleep every night? I would love it, and I think you should consider it.



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I would like to say...

That my brain kinda feels like mush right now. I don't know why, since today I haven't had to do a lot, but it still feels like that.

Also, I dislike it immensely when I misread an assignment, therefore causing not only myself but also my roommate to get a bad grade. Bleh.

The class side of school is almost done.

Goals for tomorrow:
Get World Foundations final turned in.
Get late homework coupon turned in to Ed. 200 teacher.
Turn in idea swap/ do oral report in English.
Talk to Mission Prep teacher.
Finish packing.
Prepare to return books/hopefully get some money.
Study for and take science final?

Yes. I am very happy for the school aspect to be done, but very sad to be leaving the wonderful roommates and friends that I have made this semester. I hope I can visit sometime in the 3-4 months that I will be away from them.

Time to try to study for science some more. He expects me to study for 3+ hours. Yeah, we'll see how that turns out.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Death Week

People say that the week BEFORE finals is Death Week. Well, I have to disagree.

Finals Week IS Death Week.

I am tired all the time. If I could, I would most definitely be sleeping all day, every day. Everything just seems to take a while to finish. But it WILL get done. I WILL get through this week.

Christmas is 11 days away. I cannot wait for Christmas. It has to be one of my favorite times of the year.

Denny's, Family time, new pajamas, and Christ's birth story. Ahh bliss.

Soon, that will be all I have to worry about. So close, and yet so far. Just 4 more days.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fall 2009 Roommates

Anne, Jillise, Erin, Zoie, Chelsie and I (L to R).

How I will miss them.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Places to visit in the future

Go to the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.

Go back to NH, and revisit Boston.

Go to Washington DC.

Actually, just do a road trip around the US. There are a lot of places here in the US that I would love to see.

Go to Europe, maybe.

Yes. I want to do all this.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Advice from Elder Busche

My mission prep teacher sent this in an email yesterday, but I didn't get the time to look at it. He then showed it to us in class today, and I fell in love with it. Watch it, it will help you feel better, no matter what.

When I woke up this morning, I wasn't all that happy. I watched this, and went to class, and felt a gajillion times better. Plus, I got free hot chocolate and Michael Buble CD's from Zandra! Today will be a good day, no matter what.


Therefore, I want to share with you a vehicle, an instrument, that I developed some time ago for myself and for my family. It can assist us to reach our focus as we read the suggested vision of true discipleship as a Latter-day Saint. It helps when, from time to time, we ponder and seek identification with the following thoughts:

* Embrace this day with an enthusiastic welcome, no matter how it looks. The covenant with God to which you are true enables you to become enlightened by him, and nothing is impossible for you.

* When you are physically sick, tired, or in despair, steer your thoughts away from yourself and direct them, in gratitude and love, toward God.

* In your life there have to be challenges. They will either bring you closer to God and therefore make you stronger, or they can destroy you. But you make the decision of which road you take.

* First and foremost, you are a spirit child of God. If you neglect to feed your spirit, you will reap unhappiness. Don't permit anything to detract you from this awareness.

* You cannot communicate with God unless you have first sacrificed your self-oriented natural man and have brought yourself into the lower levels of meekness, to become acceptable for the Light of Christ.

* Put all frustrations, hurt feelings, and grumblings into the perspective of your eternal hope. Light will flow into your soul.

* Pause to ponder the suffering Christ felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. In the awareness of the depth of gratitude for him, you appreciate every opportunity to show your love for him by diligently serving in his Church.

* God knows that you are not perfect. As you suffer about your imperfections, he will give you comfort and suggestions of where to improve.

* God knows better than you what you need. He always attempts to speak to you. Listen, and follow the uncomfortable suggestions that he makes to us--everything will fall into its place.

* Avoid any fear like your worst enemy, but magnify your fear about the consequences of sin.

* When you cannot love someone, look into that person's eyes long enough to find the hidden rudiments of the child of God in him.

* Never judge anyone. When you accept this, you will be freed. In the case of your own children or subordinates, where you have the responsibility to judge, help them to become their own judges.

* If someone hurts you so much that your feelings seem to choke you, forgive and you will be free again.

* Avoid at all cost any pessimistic, negative, or criticizing thoughts. If you cannot cut them out, they will do you harm. On the road toward salvation, let questions arise but never doubts. If something is wrong, God will give you clarity but never doubts.

* Avoid rush and haste and uncontrolled words. Divine light develops in places of peace and quiet. Be aware of that as you enter places of worship.

* Be not so much concerned about what you do, but do what you do with all your heart, might, and strength. In thoroughness is satisfaction.

* You want to be good and to do good. That is commendable. But the greatest achievement that can be reached in our lives is to be under the complete influence of the Holy Ghost. Then he will teach us what is really good and necessary to do.

* The pain of sacrifice lasts only one moment. It is the fear of the pain of sacrifice that makes you hesitate to do it.

* Be grateful for every opportunity to serve. It helps you more than those you serve.

* And finally, when you are compelled to give up something or when things that are dear to you are withdrawn from you, know that this is your lesson to be learned right now. But know also that, as you are learning this lesson, God wants to give you something better.

Thus, we prepare all the days of our lives, and, as we grow, death loses its sting, hell loses its power, and we look forward to that day with anticipation and joy when he will come in his glory.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sleepy... so so sleepy...

It's getting to that time in the semester. The time where you want to sleep, but if you do, you lose precious time. The time where all you can think about are tests and projects. The time where, when it's over, you will be happier than ever.

Every college student deals with it. My dear friends, it is FINALS time.

Or close to it. There are two weeks left in the semester. By this time next week, I should have a majority of my final projects over and done with.

I am excited to go home, I am. But I get sad every time I think of it...

I am going to talk to my mom about possibly doing Fast Grad. Just so I am not stuck here until 2013. But I need to talk it over with her.

Anyways, my ramblings will take a break for now. I need to get back to homework.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Even though he's in the military, I can take him. I'm a woman."

Some of the things I say...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thoughts are just that... Thoughts.

No matter how many times I think it, it won't be true.

Just saying.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good bye warmth, helllllloooooo -2 degrees.

This morning walking to class, it was -2 degrees F here in good ole Rexburg, ID. YIKES! My hair was still wet from my shower, and it froze. Oh, my boogers in my nose froze too. So while walking, I had to breath through my mouth, and you could tell I was doing that because I looked like a choo-choo train.

See the smoke? That's how it was.

Thankfully, my mom got me a new coat to wear. It keeps me WAY warm, and I love it. Along with my hat, gloves, and scarf.

Yep, that's my coat and hat :]

Anyways, just thought I would give you guys a weather update for here in ID. Hopefully, it is warmer where you are!!