Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Love these girls!

 And the crazy times we have together!

The decision to live with them was one of the best I've made!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Well, well, well...

It's been awhile. I just don't have much to post about I guess.

I cannot believe how fast time has been going since I got home from the mission. The semester is almost over! Just over a week and I'll be done with finals and everything! I think this was a good semester to start out with after a two year break from school because it's been a pretty easy one (hopefully my grades will reflect that, too!).  I only have a couple tests that I'm even kind of worried about (although not worried enough to be studying like I probably should be for them) and my other classes will be super easy to finish up.

We have a few weeks off from school, then it'll start all over again.  I've FINALLY declared a major, and I'm taking a few classes spring semester to hopefully be prepared and ready to start in the communicative disorders program next fall. I don't know a TON about the program or the field, but basically it's speech and language pathology, and stuff like that. I honestly wasn't 100% positive about declaring this major, but I figured any major is better than no major, and I can always change (again) if I don't like it, so I'm going with it for now. It does seem interesting.  One of the classes I'm taking next semester is cereal science.

Yep, the science of breakfast cereal. I don't really know what that's about, but I think it will be interesting!

Besides school I've just been working a lot. I LOVE my job. It's a great environment and the people I work with are so much fun. I always say work is my social life. It's true. The other night we had a work party at Karaoke night at Pizza Pie Cafe. Here are a couple pictures from that.

No, I didn't sing. Maybe someday when my voice gets better (I hope...).

I honestly cannot believe it's Christmas time. I'm not a Scrooge, but I just don't feel like it's Christmas yet. I'm blaming it on the lack of snow. Yesterday I spent the day putting up Christmas decorations at home (I didn't take any pictures, dang it) and then went and saw Hailey in A Christmas Carol out at Heritage Theatre. It was fun, and I'm starting to think I'm ready to do a show again. But again with the voice thing... Who knows how long it will be, if ever, that I'll be able to sing like I used to. I have laryngeal reflux apparently, which is like acid reflux only I don't get heartburn, it just burns my vocal chords and makes them raw, and because of that I was starting to get a nodule (NO!!!! That's a singer's worst nightmare!).  I'm taking some medicine and hopefully by the time I go back to the doctor in January the nodule will be gone and I'll be on the road to getting my voice back.  It's so discouraging that I can't really participate in one of my favorite hobbies/past times... I'm praying hard it will get better!

Well, this post is super random. So... I guess on that note I will sign off. Hopefully I'll have more fun things to post about soon!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A New Beginning?

Well, the good news is, I found a job! I start on Tuesday! Yay! At a restaurant/bakery place called Apple Spice, over in Logan. Not exactly the ideal job, but hey, it's a job, which is more than I've had since I got home. It'll be nice once I move over to Logan in August because I should be able to keep that job once school starts.

Speaking of school starting... I've decided it cannot come fast enough! I'm ready for a new beginning. I mean, being home is great and all, but there's not really anyone around... So that makes for not much of a social life. But I've loved hanging out with my sisters! (Bec and I are going to have a blast living together in Logan!) But... Other than with my sisters, I don't get out much... So at least now I'll have a job- that will give me something to do at least a few days a week! And then time will go faster and soon enough it will be August and the new beginning will start!

Here are some pictures of my summer so far:

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Becca giving Dad a Birthday "Choke-hug"

We accidentally matched one day!

Snow cones!

I made this awesome Jello for Father's Day. Yes, it took me all day.

I got to babysit these cute girls the other night! We had a girl's night at my Grandma's and watched Tangled!

I went with Becca to Pyper and Dakota's wedding in Salt Lake. So cute!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I think the Lord is trying to teach me patience... Like He did for about 18 months in Ecuador.

Apparently I'm a slow learner...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Well... Here are some pictures for your viewing enjoyment...

The whole group at our Last Dinner at the Mission Home
At the airport
With my favorite companion! We finished the mission together.
My two favorite companions!

The morning I got released.

And one with Mom. :)
Shopping at City Creek

Best friends!

We'll miss you Grandpa Ralph!

Bailee and Sadie talked me into putting on my Otavalanian clothes to match their dolls I brought them.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'm Home!!

Hello everyone! So I don't know if anyone even reads my blog, or even knows it exists... But I decided to post on it again. :) So... Here's an update of my life...

I got home from the mission on April 10, 2012. The mission was a really great experience, and I'm really glad I made the decision to serve the Lord for a year and a half.

But now I'm home and adjusting to normal life again. :) It's been a good three(ish) weeks.  I'm currently looking for a job and am trying to get registered for school. But, things are starting to come together! I have a HOUSE for next year!! Becca and I are going to be roommates in a basement(ish) apartment of a two-apartment house up in Logan, and I'm working on getting registered for classes for fall semester at USU.

So........ That's about the news in my life so far. :) Maybe someday I'll have more exciting things to share.

And I also am having a hard time attaching pictures, so that will have to wait too.