Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Welcome to Finals week

This is how finals week goes down for me:
(please don't judge me for anything written below)
  • I've looked ratchet as ratchet can get. I mean I'm not even seeing anyone cute so why brush my hair?
  • I start working on a puzzle and we all know school always comes second to puzzles.
  • I literally make a count down on my phone titled "Texas where the high is 66!"
  • The library becomes my new home, and I hate it.
  • I forget to email all my missionaries cause I get real busy, and then I wallow in self pity because Monday's are the worst.
  • I attend every finals feast my ward has because "free food" are two of my favorite words.
  • I watch lots of castle because season 3 is the bomb, and because I have now appropriately formed friendships with all the characters in the show.
  • One direction become the only men in my life. (oh wait that's all the time:))
  • Café Rio becomes my staple diet. Like you think I'm kidding when I say I eat there almost every day, but when you have a punch card there, it's just even more incentive to go.
  • I think I wore my wolf shirt 3 days in a row? I don't even know.
  • It's the time where I very mildly freak out, but never do bad on any of my tests and it all ends up working out. But even greater than that, this is the time where I am praying that my future husband is killing his finals and that his dedication and perseverance gets passed onto our kids. I just want to be in dental school already/I never want to leave BYU.
And now I will leave you with this gem; cause I go home in 3 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes, and 53 seconds. And I will be oh so busy taking tests, helping Brooklyn move, packing, doing cleaning checks within that time. So have the merriest of finals week, and Happy early Christmas!
^^^^^Attention all males. These girls are the finest of the fine and I happen to have all of their numbers. I think we all know where this going, so don't be shy!^^^^^

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This is super random. Just saying.

Today was crappy as heck. I walked home in quite the rage, and didn't notice I was talking out loud until the fourth stare. I also haven't let my cookie butter out of my hand since I got home. Also whoever invented eating in the testing center can get fired......like now.
And it was also the last day of classes, which made me feel weird. But I love how on the last day all your teachers bear you their testimonies. It's the best. I love my school.

Also, the other night I was listening to a bunch of my grandpa's general conference/devotional talks he's given. This one made me super happy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfQiMYEjsnQ.
And I'm not asking anyone to watch it, cause it's pretty long. But it just made me so grateful that this man is mine. He is one of the most incredible people that I know, and I feel pretty cool sometimes being in his family. Growing up at our family reunions he would always have meetings with us and teach us about the gospel and just tell us how much he loved us. It's fun to listen to his talks and hear him say things that he's been telling us our whole lives. It's kind of been my life goal to get married while he's still alive because I've always wanted the man I'm going to marry meet him. If that happens it's like I've made it, ya know? Also, he gets KILLER seats at General Conference. And I want those tickets bad, but the only way to get them is to have a boyfriend. So all I'm saying is someone better step up to the plate fast cause I've wanted those dang tickets my whole life practically! But please, this post is not meant to me about getting married, cause duh I'm obviously not. And now I need to get back to my cookie butter. It really was just one of those days.

Monday, December 9, 2013

La da de da de

We went to a party this weekend, cause we're cool.
And whoever brought the otter pops to the party can propose to me right about now.
I also watched like 6 hours of castle this weekend. But it was so worth it, I don't even regret it one bit.
Also, today was the worst. I felt so off my groove, and the universe hated me.
But there was LOTS of sunshine, so I guess I'm cool with today.
And let's just let the fact that I'm going home to TEXAS in 10 days soak into your soul.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holy Shiz

Can we all please just take a simple moment of silence, because anatomy lab is DONE.
I literally think I studied so hard this week that I went mildly insane.
But I think I killed my final, so it's all good in the hood.
Also shout out to Sam and Jesse for bringing us DOUBLE treats :) I'm going to miss those darn TA's.
I'm actually really going to miss anatomy, like a lot. It was my favorite class I've taken to date.
And now I can actually breathe.....oh no wait, I still have 5 more finals to take.
Oh and can we please all freak out together about how much snow is on the ground right now?
Well that is all. Have a wonderful Thursday in my honor because anatomy lab being over is kind of a big deal!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

So I was sitting on my couch Tuesday night contemplating life and I said to myself, I have no where to go for Thanksgiving and I am not ok with this. So I texted Brooklyn and asked her if her sister could give me a ride down to Vegas. But she already left. So I did the coolest thing and decided to drive down there myself. Don't worry, I am a very responsible driver and a complete adult now that I drove 5 hours all by myself. I also had cookie butter and one direction to keep me company the whole way. And let me tell you driving is therapeutic. And so here goes the story of one of the funnest/best Thanksgivings of my lyyyyyfe:

 I pulled into Vegas and met up with Syd + Brooklyn + her sisters + some of her sisters roommates. B's dad got a room in the Mirage. Oh my bad, did I say room? It was like a mini house, with a bathroom bigger than my apartment. We even all got our own robes. Livin' large snitches. 
 Then you know how there is that big Volcano that goes off in front of the Mirage? Well we got to tour it inside and see how it all works. It's insane how much stuff goes into it, let me tell ya. Then we got to go on top of it and watch the show. On. Top. Of. It. It was completely radical to say the least. 
 I forgot to bring pajamas. Typical move. So Ash was kind enough to let me borrow some of hers. She's a real gem that one! 
 Ok, so we got free tickets to see Boyz II Men. Holla! We have never even heard of them, it probably has to do with the fact that they are three old black men that started their singing career before we were even born.....But anyways they have a tradition that they sing this one song and you can run down to the stage and try to get a rose from them. WE ALL GOT ONE! And let it be known the first rose I ever got from a boy was from a big black man singing to me. It's a nice story don't you think? Moving on!
 Our view from the top of the volcano was pretty OK.
 Cross "go to an actual Ben and Jerry's store" off the bucket list. (But if you must know, it's not all that it's cracked up to be.) Oh and this was taken Thanksgiving day. We went back to B's house and had two dinners with both sides of her fam. They rock and they know how to make a good turkey. Thanks for having me :) 
 We saw LOVE. And we LOVED it. Like if you ever have a chance go. I loved it to pieces. 
 So yea, we kinda got a backstage tour of The Beatles: Cirque du Soleil. It was beyond cool. It was like superstar cool. And we took a picture next to the golden beatle, cause duh.
 This was the famous wall backstage that tons of famous people have signed. They wouldn't let us sign it for some reason....maybe next time.
We also went around to all the classics like the Venetian gardens, and the Bellagio water show and all that good stuff. We also went to stores that sold watches that cost more than my parents house and it blew my little mind. 
Classic Vegas Sign picture.
In between all the Strip fun we did we hung out at B's house and bonded/toured where B grew up/saw frozen/made pizzas/laughed a lot/went black Friday shopping (cross that off the bucket list too)/went on night hikes/just had the grandest time ever.
So this was the best week I could have asked for and so so so much more. Thanks for having me Nenneman's y'all rock my work! 
I heart you Vegas. You little devil you.

Monday, November 25, 2013


Haters to the left please cause this has been on repeat allllll day. And when I say all day, that's not even an exaggeration. These kids have done it again and with more class/love/and beauty than ever.
You should go listen to this like right now, cause it will change a little corner of your life. I just know it.
Also campus was totally deserted today. It felt weird. And I still hate microbiology. Also I have this huge soccer itch. I really miss Sunday night Soccer games with my sisters and I am especially going to miss the classic Thanksgiving day soccer game. One day......I'll have my own kids and I'll make them play with me allllll the time. THE END.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


This week was rough, but lets focus on all the good things that happened.
In-n-out runs///catching freaking fire. like holy crap that was amazing///lots of letter writing///movie nights with the roommates///the one direction cd COME OUT TONIGHT///target after target trips///my big sister hit her 6 months out in the mission field slash she will home in ONE year///I got a letter from Stace all the way from the Philippines///packages from Tami///the fact that we finally get a vacation this semester///toasted coconut cupcakes from sweet tooth fairy///Brooklyn made me brownies and I got free café rio and got my card punched not once, but twice///I did way good on all tests/quizzes related to anatomy///World peace.

Monday, November 18, 2013


^^^^^So donuts happened this last week. Also we celebrated "National take Bailey and Sara out to dinner day." Don't even worry, it was a huge success! Also, today was missionary Monday. And last but not least my craving for a corndog is so real it's not even funny. And who even sells corndogs anyways? So yea, lets kick this week in the butt.^^^^^

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Three things

There are three things that have helped me in so many ways lately.
The first is D&C 58:3-4. As I was studying these versus the other night, it was like God wrote them for me. And for that I am so grateful.
The second and third things that have helped me are these two Mormon messages:
*warning the first one is a real tear jerker, so grab a tissue!
This church makes my life.
I am so so so blessed.

Monday, November 11, 2013

THE best

 ^LOOK!^ My parents came into town this weekend, so that made this the best weekend ever. We ate out, went to the basketball+soccer game, went shopping, and hung out with my grandparents+aunt/uncle. It was the greatest ever. Just being able to hang out with my parents for a weekend made my lifeeee.
 The only downside was when my Father took my cousins (who are older and have kids) and my aunt/uncle to eat at tucanos while I watched all the children. But these kids are the cutest ever so it all worked out I guess. This is how that night went down:
1.They say bloody in front of everything.
2. You guessed it, we chased a bloody moth down, and really it didn't stand a chance.
3. We listened to lots of One Direction and it killed me how much D-boy gets into it.
4. We made a total of three different kinds of pasta for dinner.
5. Just dance. We went ham!
6. Insane amounts of chocolate milk were consumed.
7. We tried to make peanut butter rice crispy treats. And we butchered them so bad. I questioned my domesticity so hard in this moment. Who messes up rice crispy treats???
All in all it was a good time. I love my family oh so freaking much.
My dad is a pro at the peace sign+duck face look. It fits him so well.
Thanks for coming up mom and dad. You are my two most favorite people in the whole wide world and I already cant wait to see you again.
P.s. That awkward moment when ALL of my family here is going out of town for Thanksgiving and so now I am thanksgiving-homeless. What kind of cruel joke is this!?
P.s.s. It's 11/11, so don't forget to make your epic wish at 11:11 tonight.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Things I have discovered this semester of Sophomore year

This is how my sophomore 30 is looking right about now....
1. Anatomy=Love but Microbiology=hate
2. I make 11:11 wishes everyday, and I believe in them!
3. I sing in the car. Always.
4. My biggest pet peeve is when I can hear people smacking their food. Like I can't even deal.
5. Being LDS is probably the best thing about my life. And the temple, that thing is gem. Go to the temple, often. It will make your life so much better.
6. I love teeth, and that would be why I want to be a dental hygienist. And no, I obviously don't think it's gross to work in peoples mouths, otherwise I would have chosen a different profession.
7. I want to marry a doctor, like bad.
8. My body doesn't crave chocolate, it craves breakfast burritos.
9. My biggest goal in life is to become a wife and mother.
10. I wear the same two rings every day, and if I forget to put them on, my day will just fall apart.
11. I can open any jar you give me. Like the ones sealed really tight, yea those are my specialty.
12. Two words: Country Music
13. I miss my five sisters every day, like seriously, you have no idea.
14. When I am dehydrated I drink milk. When I am not dehydrated I drink milk.
15. I make brownies to eat the batter, not the actual brownies.
16. In anatomy I get to hold eyes, brains, and hearts and I feel fine about it. Just take anatomy and I dare you to try to argue with me that there is no God.
17. The "Little Women" soundtrack makes me all kinds of emotional.
18. I am not a graceful crier.
19. My mom is my favorite person.
20. It took me a couple of tries but I love sushi!
21. Still going strong in the "I've never had a boyfriend" department.
22. I miss crafting. Crafting makes me happy.
23. Lake Powell is my favorite place on this very Earth, and I wish I could live there. (not really, but really ya know?)
24. Maple donuts are my weakness.
25. My love for One Direction grown stronger by the day.
26. I love to hike. And rock-climbing has always been on my bucket list. Also eating lobster, that's on my bucket list too, even though that is totally unrelated.
27. My family is my number 1.
28. Blue cloudless skies are my favorite, and summer is my season.
29. I have 3 best friend missionaries out right now (Whit-Guatemala, Stacey-Philippines, Rachel-Alabama) also I have 4 best friends that are family that are out right now (Sam-California, Matt-Mexico, Twins-Mexico) And to say that I miss these people is the biggest understatement of the century.
30. This year of school has been busy as heck. And it had been good, it really has. It has also been the hardest, school wise and friend wise. But even though all my friends are gone, I have grown so much as a person and I am thankful for this trial everyday.
And that is a wrap of my Sophomore 30 peeps. (And this is only the fall semester version) Boom.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Can I get a HELLO?

I had to say goodbye to my Sisters today and it just about broke my heart.
Well first off you should know that they really aren't my sisters, they are my cousins, but everyone calls them "The sisters," it's cute ya know?
And they both leave for Mexico manana. (Yes, they are both going to Mexico/but different missions!)
You see in my family we are all best friends. We have family reunions every year, and we just get each other. I have definitely learned in my life that friends come and go, but these people, I get to have them for a long long time.
I am so proud of these two for serving a mission. They are going to do incredible things ALL while becoming the women I know they want to become.
And saying bye to them today was ruff. The tears, oh the tears.....I just honestly lost it so bad cause all of my best friends are out on missions, and it's hard.
I'm so done with goodbyes. I have never been good at them, and then all of a sudden the universe throws 10 billion of them at me, and I just don't even know how to deal.
And while I love all these missionaries out there, I can't handle saying bye to one more person.
I think I would officially lose it.
All I want right now is a Hello.
I want a hello that would make the broken heart fix itself.
I just want someone to be an epic hello during all these goodbyes.
Yea, if I could I have one wish it would be for some lucky (returned missionary-so there is no chance of them leaving!) person to be my hello, and that would be prime.
Well, sisters, I know you are going to do amazing things. I love you death. You are my twins forever and ever, and even though this was one of the hardest goodbyes, I can't wait to say hello again.
I love you. Do work. And ummmm families are forever!

Monday, November 4, 2013

See ya latter October

-Well Halloween happened. I went to Chipotle for the first time and I loved it! Burritos....they just get me. And that was probably the highlight of the day. Is that sad? Food was the best part of my Halloween? Well in any case, after that we went to the Center Street dance, and it was ok. There was just some drama, so I think we were all off of our groove, but it's whatever. It was still a good time.
- I went to the vocal point concert, and someone traded me and Shanoah with their third row tickets and we cried.
-I went to open lab on Saturday. That's right. I went to school on Saturday, cause it didn't work out so I could go in on Friday. I just wished I was outside the whole time cause it was a BEAUTIFUL day, but other than that, I like learning about our hearts :)
-I took down all our Halloween decorations and put up the Thanksgiving ones.
-SkyeLyn and I had a "date" and we did the most perfect thing in the world. We went and drove around Alpine, like in the sickening rich part and we picked out our favorite/future houses ;) Then, we went to orange leaf, cause sometimes you just need a little fro-yo in your life. And then we watched 27 dresses. Then Bailey came home and we talked about boys deep into the night.
-I hung out with Lu and Britt and Mandie. My cousins are the bomb.com and I live for them.
And that's a wrap of October. Peace.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

And lately...

^^Missionary letters. Isn't Matt the cutest? He will be home this coming summer and we are very excited about that over here. Then we can finally do all that cousin bonding that's been lacking to for two whole years!^^

^^The Halloween floral arrangement made for the festivities of the season. (And I have grown to hate this class oh so much.)^^

^^I saw this beauty walking to class one day. These people clearly know what's up.^^

^^Halloween treats from my Grandparents/Aunt. My fam is the bees knees.^^

^^We got to go into the food tent at the football game and we don't regret one calorie that was consumed in the process.^^

^^One word. Drives. I go on at least one, maybe even two drives a day to look at the leaves and houses. I don't know how this became one of my favorite pastimes, but it has and I love it.^^

^^Gosh, I love Utah. And these cloudless blue skies have been killlling me lately!^^

^^Behold, the ribbon banner is up and running.^^

^^Maybe it's the lack of sleep that made this so funny to me, or the fact that 95% of mine, Whit's, and Stacey's jokes were about food, and I just really miss them. Like really.^^

^^Some times cookie butter is what get me through the day. Cause I mean....college. It's ruff on the soul sometimes.^^
And tomorrow is Halloween and we are gonna bust a moooove at the center street dance! Ole!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Some pumpkins and some d-town lovin

 This past week I took my anatomy midterm. I did pretty well on it, but studying for that thing melted my brain. Ask me ANY bone or ANY muscle and I will know it. So in order to break up that studying I crafted, cause what else? And I made a chevron glitter pumpkin, and that is what got me though the week. It's the little things.
Oh, and then I had the grandest weekend. On Friday my brain was still fried so we just went on a Target run and then watched 500 days of summer. (classic)
Then on Saturday we went to the Draper temple (one of my favorites) and we got have lunch with Tami, and that was the best cause she is just the most fantastic.
Then we went and saw the Saratov approach. Holy cow. One word-TEARS.
That movie was so powerful and so inspirational. I love the church. Let's leave it at that.
And now we have the start of a new week filled with three spanking new midterms for me to take. I think I need some chocolate milk and lots of missionary letters to get through this one.
Thank goodness for Sundays. Re-group days.
Now lets have the best week.

Monday, October 14, 2013

This past weekend

 I went to the pizza truck. It was ok. And by ok I mean that it was amazing. I miss Friday pizza nights at my house, so this sure made up for it.
 I got a freaking three pager from Stace-girl! I laughed, I cried. I miss this woman. A lot.
Annnnnd cupcakes. I think God knew people would have bad days so he let cupcakes be invented. And thank goodness for that because this past week was hellish, and this week is looking to be pretty insane too. My love/hate relationship with college right now is realllll people.
But, let's just say this week will be amazing and pray that it is.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The happiest weekend

This was one of those weekends that makes you feel good about life. It's like you have a really hard week, and you're just freaking out about everything and everything seems to not be going how you would particularly like it to be going, and then a weekend like this happens and you know that God is looking out for you, and every little thing is totally going to be ok.
 So first off lets talk about these people. These girls are 100% hot, humble, and the best company. Something about our freshman ward will make me be best friends with these girls forever and always and I am ok with that.
 Oh by the way we went up to Sundance to bask in Utah's glory and to take pictures. And our roommate pictures if I do dare say turned out darling! Minus the fact that all we had to work with was an iphone......the day I get a nice camera will be the best day of my life.
 The original 1103 kickin it fall style. Seriously Sundance we love you.
And then Sunday happened. Sunday's are always the best days, and this was one of those days that was the best of the best. So you think Sundance is pretty? Drive the Alpine loop. Your mind will be blown. I have NEVER seen anything so wonderful in my life. Like for reals. The leaves are on fire, and then there are snow capped mountains in the background, and you just can't handle the beauty. Also General Conference was the best  (per usual) and I felt God's love so strong this weekend. He really is mindful and loves us all so much. And I am so thankful for that knowledge every day of my life. I am so glad I get to live in this incredible place during my college years. It's the best ever and I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING.

Friday, September 27, 2013

I like things and I don't like things

 Things I like:
1. My floral design class. It's the greatest ever.
2. My grandparents. They bring me food. Oh boy do they know the key to my heart.
3. Golden Oreos
4. Missionaries
5. Mothers
6. 100% on anatomy quizzes
7. Nail polish
8. Temples
9. Mail
10. Late night Sonic runs with my girls

Things I don't like:
1. When people smack their gum
2. When it's only September and Utah produces snow :(
3. Meat that goes bad
4. Pants that are too tight
5. Not enough sleep
6. When BYU doesn't win our football/soccer games
7. Homework
8. The cold
9. The cold 
10. The cold

But things I do like always outweigh the things I don't like. So it's good ya know?
Let's all take a deep breath, study our hearts out, party like wild animals, and maybe fall in love this weekend. (even if you fall in love with food. cause that's my personal fav.)

Monday, September 23, 2013


This weekend consisted of:
-9 hour lines
-waffle luv
-snow cones
-best friends
-boys and food
It was a good one.
BYU is still my favorite football team.
Let's hope we all survive this next week of school.

Friday, September 13, 2013


These past two weeks have been happy/sad/stressful/the best/the worst......just down right emotional.
I don't even want to say how many times I've called my mom in tears, but it's ok, that's what moms are for :)
With school starting it's been good/hard to get back into a routine and its been even harder for my soul to accept all this homework I have to do. But I do like all my classes, and even though we have to memorize an unnecessary amount of stuff in Anatomy, I love it! I love that class so much. And my religion classes are the best and I am so looking forward to them.
That first week of school was a challenge because I got really sick and just didn't want to do anything.
Also these past weeks have been the hardest because Stacey left on her mission on Wednesday.
She became one of my best friends and it was hard to send her off. And with  her leaving it made me miss my sister and Whit and Rach so so much. But it's good, cause in a little more than a year they will be back in my arms, and I couldn't be more excited about it.
I've also just been having a hard time trying to make some decisions that will be best for me, but a single phone call from Bishop S cleared that all up!
And don't get me wrong, as extremely difficult as this past week has been it has also been a great one.
My mom sent me cookie butter and just talks to me all the time, which I need and love.
I got to hang out with Stacey for 3 days before she went into the MTC and they were the best three days.
We had a ward reunion. 53rd forever!
I got a letter from my WHIT!
I hung out with Brooklyn, Emily, Shanoah, and Syd a ton......And I LOVE these girls to death, they are going to make my life better while we wait for our missionaries to come home.
I went to the temple.
I went to the BYU vs. UofU womens soccer game and we won! (and we stormed the field...life changing)
My dad called me to ask about my week and had me drive by this house he wants to buy up here!
I got to visit Katreena (she lives in my old dorm) and it was so good to see her and to see how cute she decorated. She's the best, and I am so glad she is up here with me!
Annnnnd now I will stop, and here are some pictures for your enjoyment:
 ^We celebrated the other night by getting shakes and fries because Brooklyn turned the big 20, and Hailey got her mission call to Rochester, New York!!^
 ^Did I forget to mention that I went to the Provo farmers market, and it was the cutest thing that I have ever been to. AND I got to try macaroons for the first time and they were divine.^
 ^My Stace girl and I at the ward reunion.^
 ^All of my favorite people at the ward reunion. Aren't these kids just the cutest?^
^Saying goodbye to this cutest girl over a healthy meal of Kneeders French Toast. She is going to do amazing things, and I am so proud to call her one of my best friends.^