Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer Vacation Part I

 Ok, so all during Spring semester we were throwing around dreams of us going to California, and put those dreams out on the table, and Stacey and I will make them happen. So we started off our summer with a bang, and it was the best vacation I could have asked for. So here is a little recap of what we did:
Stacey and I drove out to Temecula where A-a-ron lives. We stayed with one of his friends families, and they were the nicest people on planet earth. Thanks again for having us! Ok, so we went to San Diego on day one. First on our list was going to the temple. SO.PRETTY. And thanks Aaron for baptizing us in Spanish! It kinda made all my dreams come true. 
 ^This woman^ is the apple of my eye. Best friends forever is an understatement.
We visited multiple beaches cause that is what CA living is all about right? 
In San D we got to go to *Drumroll* sprinkles & Trader Joes! It was one of the happiest moments of our lives, like seriously many dreams were made by visiting these two places. We are such women...I know! And TJ didn't even disappoint. So hatters to the left!
 Another Beach day with this fine creature. And always after the beach we would go hot tubing. I think its like an unspoken rule that Californians have to live by. But hey I am not complaining.
 In our time when we were not at the beach, or eating food, we were hanging out with Aarons best buds: Sydney and Derek. And they were way fun to chill with. And one night at Derek's, the boys were playing video games and so Stace and I were getting our Mexican on. We's hot, I know.
And then we packed up the car and said our goodbyes to Aaron, and drove down to AZ for part II of our trip. But California, oh California, we loved you. We loved every single second we had with you. When Whit and Stace get back from the mishes, we will be coming to visit you again with more joy than ever, so get ready for us!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Love My Dad

Happy Father's Day to ^this^ man!
My dad rocks because:
1. He teaches me how to be a hard worker.
2. He gave me brains so I can do well in college.
3. He makes the best pizza and volcano cakes out there.
4. He works hard to give me everything.
5. He makes me laugh.
6. He let's me be my own person.
7. He let's me know how strong his testimony is.
8. He takes me to Lake Powell and Disneyland, and who could want anything else?
9. He pushes me to be the best.
10. He is always there for me, and supports me in everything that I choose to do.
I love you dad. You are one in a million, and I wouldn't trade you for the world. Thanks for being so cool :) You rock my world.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Spring Semester

What I got out of spring term:
  • Sewing is hard and frustrating at times, but I love sewing skirts, shirts on the other hand can suck it.
  • Whitney Minnick is my soul mate and best friend.
  • I got the ugliest sandal tan line in the history of ugly sandal tan lines.
  • Donating plasma is the greatest thing ever invented. And I don't even hate needles.
  • Never go trail running, unless you know the trail like the back of your hand.
  • It's not the things you do that mean the most, but it is people that you do those things with. My spring crew was killer.
  • Bish S. is still my hero.
  • Getting a job is hard.
  • I have a newfound passion for snow cones and cranberry white chip cookies.
  • No ward will ever be as great as the YSA 53rd ward.
  • Mountains are my favorite. Like really.
  • I like Sara time. Alone time is the best at times.
  • I am a lot like my mom.
  • Utah is a freaking jungle. Its is so green here!
  • Stace and I have got to be the two most unlucky people in the world. But I wouldn't want to be so unlucky with anyone else. I love this woman. BFF's for lyfe.
  • I miss Whataburger more than anyone can imagine.
  • Utah has a passion for construction on every dang road possible.
  • Sometimes I crave hot dogs.
  • Taylor Swift never gets old.
  • I still hate change, but I am a lot more accepting of it now.
  • Reading the Book of Mormon in three weeks is possible!
  • Any size of pizza can be a personal pizza if you just try hard and believe in yourself.
  • I miss my sisters a lot.
  • I am not such a picky eater anymore.
  • Never eat a foil dinner made by Will, but if he offers you a breakfast burrito graciously accept.
  • There is no need to have separate beds in your dorm when you could have one mega bed.
  • Life is a beautiful beautiful thing.
Spring were amazing. Like I don't know how I was so fortunate to find two of my best friends, and have such a killer time in one short semester. I love you Utah. I love you BYU. I love you crew. I love you Whit and Stace. I love you Spring.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Three weeks before Rachel and Whit went into the MTC they both told me they were trying to read the whole Book of Mormon before they left. So I though hey I should do that too! Now seeing as it usually takes me a school year to get through it, I was incredibly and extremely proud of myself when I actually did it. I read this book in three weeks. It taught me I can do hard things, and it enabled me to be so thankful for the good friends I have. I finished the book last night, the day that my girls went into the MTC. And I know this church is true. This church makes my whole life make sense, and I am so glad I get to be a part of it.
^^^Read this book! It WILL change your life!^^^
^^^This view NEVER gets old. I could look out at it forever.^^^
Also I love my church, and I love Utah because I get to go to the temple once a week! Going once a week has honestly been the greatest blessing in my life. Going here helps me discover who I am. And I am pretty ok with this person that I am becoming. It is funny how I look back a year ago at high school graduation and then I can see how different I am and how much I changed in a year. I am still the same person, but I am so incredibly different. And I like this different. It's good. Utah is my home now, it's the place where I made my best friends. It's the place where I am learning the most. And it's the place where I am figuring out who I really am. I love this place. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

It's gonna be hard, but it's gonna be OK.

 Ok, let's talk about Friday first. We went to the rooftop concert, and it was very enjoyable! Also I was reunited with Ashley, and it was a beautiful thing :)
Also please take note, Stacey and I donated plasma. An we didn't even cry!
 Also, Friday was national donut day. My favorite day of the year ;) And yes, we did go get free maple donuts. It was a happy moment.
 So Saturday was our boating day. And a serious thanks again to the wonderful Minnick family for hosting us all weekend. You are the best!
And boating day=the best day. We tubed and surfed and ate food and had the best time.
 This crew right here.....yea, these are people I'm going to miss the most. Our times together have been stellar.
And lets not forget how after boating we crashed at the Minnick's. We ate food and watched a scary movie. And yes, Will did scream like a girl, that is all.
 Sunday was Whitters farewell! And we all hung out for one last time.
 These ladies of mine!
 Ok, so this is where my life gets all sad but so happy all at the same time. This girl right ^here^ has become my bestest-estest friends in the world. First off lets just say that you killed your talk Whit! I was a crying mess, and your testimony is the strongest. And second of all, thank you. Thank you for being such an incredible person. I don't think everyone in their lives are able to meet there soul mate their first year of college ;) But we did it! Finding someone who lives the exact same life as me was the greatest discovery I've ever made. So while you are away on your adventures in Guatemala, I will write you and ask you how your days have been. I will send you packages filled with love. And Whitney, when you get back, we will party hard. I love you so much! You are going to do the most amazing things in Guat!
Then Rachel had her farewell. And seriously, her talk was good. I think I saw bishop shed a couple of tears ;) And what in the world am I going to do without this girl next year? I have no idea. Living with her freshman year was a dream come true. You were the greatest friend and partner in crime. The people of Alabama will fall in love with you, and you will be amazing!
And so it was the greatest weekend/one of the hardest weekends for me. But you know what? Everything will be ok. Even though two of my best friends are leaving, it will be the greatest experience for them, and I am so excited to see the changes in their lives. I love you girls. I am so proud of your choices to serve. See you in 1.5 muchachas.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mondays during the college life

Ya know, Monday's aren't too bad. I mean they are when you are taking 8 a.m. chem in the winter. But these spring Monday's are alright I tell you.
I discovered my new found passion for ice cream. I used to not really like ice cream at all, but college changed my ways, and it changed them fast. So Stacey and I went over to Brooklyn and Katie's and we had an ice cream/guac and talk night. It was divine I tell you.
And then I got a package in the mail. I get  absolutely no mail these days in college, so when I do, I get a little too excited for my own good. And my mother has got to be the coolest. I mean just look at what she purchased for me! It is the little things in life that just make my heart smile. And I am glad that this week got started with a bang! Cause it can only get better from here :)