Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Can I just say that life is beautiful? It really is! When you take time to look at the little things around you you realize just how true that is.
I was feeling quite festive today. It finally started snowing in Happy Valley. We've had a snow drought and it's about time it snowed. Can't really believe I'm saying that but yes, I enjoyed today's snow. I was driving to campus in the snow, with my coat, scarf, gloves, the works and a Christmas song came on the radio. I felt like I was in a movie.
It's the last week of classes. Not even a full week really. Just three more days! I've decided to finish out the week strong! Going to every single class, even the dreaded and given up on Chemistry. I still have two more Psychology of Gender assignments. A paper for Abnormal Psychology, a test for Abnormal Psych, a test for Chemistry, and a quiz for Sports Nutrition (I think that's it) before finals start but who's stressed. Not me! (and I'm serious, I'm really not)
And that's not all going on this week. I've got my Naturalization test this Thursday, along with that day's classes, and Angela's bridal shower that night. That will be my second bridal shower within a week. And of course, my America Party Saturday night to celebrate me finally becoming an American citizen.
Once classes are over I will work full time from 8-5 getting 9 hours of work and hopefully take the majority of my exams by Wednesday night before Paloma comes to visit. I want to have enough free time to be able to show her around Utah. It'll be her first time up here and I would feel really bad if I didn't make time to do something with her.
And best of all once classes are over is the move. I get to move to a new apartment and I'm so excited! and I have the best friends. I've already gotten two offers to help me move :)
And then HOME!!! heck yes you can bet plans are being made :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
St. George, Utah - go figure.
The rest of the places are:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Greenville, South Carolina
Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Clarksville, Tennessee - gross
Charleston, South Carolina
Bryan-College Station, Texas
Charlotte, North Carolina
Las Vegas, Nevada
Chesapeake-Virginia Beach, Virginia
I guess I am a Southerner afterall :)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
So we spent that night in St. George and then stopped by the St. George temple on Sunday morning. Once again, absolutley beautiful!
Then it was back to the real world and Provo. I did not want to come back. Only 3 weeks till I get to be home in Texas. I haven't seen my family in 6 months. I'm excited.
Monday, November 24, 2008
It's so strange that Carlye and Alyssa are married. Not really all that strange though, they married some great guys.
Friday night was Mr. BYU. It was awesome. I'm so glad Joel won. He definitely deserved it. Some of those contestants though, they really should of thought about some of the things they said before it came out of their mouths.
Saturday. What I can I say about saturday other than my heart stopped a couple of times. We had the biggest football game of the year. BYU vs. Utah. I'm sad to say we lost....bad. It started off well with Collie returning the kick 70 yards and then everything went downhill from there. I've got to hand it to Utah though. They definitely deserved to win.
6 turnovers :( my heart hurts....oh well, there's always next year.
Moving onto brighter things. I went to see Quantum of Solace with Seth that night. Whoo was that movie action packed. From beginning to end, I think there were more fighting scenes than actual dialouge. I'm not complaining. I find these movies awesome!
James Bond? Yes please!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I had the opportunity today to talk with her during my break between work and classes. It was so great to hear her little voice on the phone. I'm amazed at how much she knows and how her personality is shown through what she says to me. I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she had the cutest response. "I want 2o things. Actually more like 10 because 20 is too many." I asked her what and she said, "I don't know. I haven't really thought about it. I'll think about it." She's 6 by the way. So after that she wanted to play I SPY with me. I told her I couldn't really play that since I couldn't see what she was looking at. So she decided we were going to play a guessing game. She would think about something and give me clues so I could guess what it was. Then it would be my turn. I apparently was being too easy and she kept telling me to make the things harder. The funny thing is she would actually guess what it was. She guessed everything from a traffic light, to a stop sign, to a parking lot, to a mountain, to the sun, and even a mermaid. When the mermaid came up she said, "but Monica, mermaid's don't actually exist". I thought that was the cutest thing ever. When I had to go to class I told her I would call her later and she said "ok and we can keep playing the game, and it'll be my turn".
This movie is hilarious. I seriously couldn't stop laughing. Maybe it's all the people from SNL that were part of this cast, I don't know but if you want to laugh, watch this.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I looked at myself in the mirror a couple of days ago and saw myself as the 21 year old that I am. It's seriously so strange to see myself as this adult. Thoughts kept running through my head of what my future may hold and how I was responsible for making any or all of my goals happen. It was such a scary thought. Even with only my 21 years of life experience I feel like there are so many things I've learned about myself, especially in these last couple of years I've been up at BYU.
I don't know why I like to freak myself out. Life has been good so far and I've been incredibly blessed. Sure there have been ups and downs but who doesn't experience those? Looking back on my experiences I can't say that there is anything I wish I hadn't lived. Sure I could of done without some of them at the time but those experiences, for better or worse, have made me who I am today. I only hope that I can in some way use what I've learned to help others see the positive side of life.
In the words of Elder Wirthlin's mother, "Come what may and love it!"
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Yesterday was pretty hectic. I was all over the place. I went to work, home to get my stuff for classes, then up to campus for class, then back to work to finish some stuff up, then home to finally change out of the dreaded skirt, then back up to campus to study for a test, then back home because I forgot some study material, and back up to campus to finally take my test and watching a video for a class in the library. I was on campus the latest I have been all year. So then I went back home and since we have cleaning checks today, did some cleaning. After that I was finally able to eat dinner. Now this is not why it turned out to be the best day ever, but because of little things that happened during the day in between all the crazyness.
Numero 1: I was able to have the most amazing talk with a friend. It went on for over an hour and it was great. I should of had that talk with him a long time ago. It was pretty much an answer to my prayers of the last four months. It was awesome.
Numero 2: I finally got my letter for taking the citizenship test!
Numero 3: I did fairly well on the test I took :)
These next 2-3 weeks are going to be a little insane with school but little things like these are what make everything worth it.
By the way, I can't believe October is almost over. Seriously, where is time going? I've been 21 for a month now!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The man of my dreams by description of the word is a hick. I blame it on being from Texas. Ok so I don't really want a hick but I do want someone who enjoys certain things a hick would. Does that make me a hick?
The following aren't necessarily in order of importance.
1. I would like him to enjoy fishing and enjoy taking me with him every now and then :)
2. I would like him to enjoy hunting. I like to go shooting and once again would like him to take me along every now and then :)
3. He would enjoy watching sports only a healthy amount. I like to watch sometimes and as long as it's not an obsession it would be nice. I can't enjoy watching sports more than he.
4. He has direction in his life. He has goals and knows what he wants.
5. He's respectful of women. You can tell how a guy will treat you by the way he treats his mom. No joke. That being said, I want him to be independent of his mother and make his own decisions.
6. I want a worthy priesthood holder who is trying to do what's right and who I can admire.
Like I said, the above list is not in any specific order but yeah, that's pretty much what I would like.
Friday, October 17, 2008
GT Silver Metallic
Carrera Red Natural Leather Interior
Park Assist System
Self-Dim Mirrors & Rain Sensor
19" Sport Design Wheel
Adaptive Sport Seats
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Here's my dilema.
If I stick with exercise science I'll graduate at the end of Spring 2010. If I switch to Psychology I'll graduate in December 2010 or maybe April 2011. Granted this is according to my calculations. If I go meet with an advisor they may tell me I should just resign myself to spending the rest of my life at BYU.
Another part of this dilema is funding. I'm on scholarship through the Multicultural Student office and I can only recieve so much. I could always take out another loan for my last year. But wait, I think I can receive a scholarship for 4 years and I didn't get one my freshman year from them. If that's the case then I can totally stay another year and just graduate in Spring 2011. That's 5 years at BYU though. Hmmm....if I do that though, then I pretty much just wasted this semester and the last 4 I've been here. I could also just finish out exercise science which would not give me a very good GPA and then go to graduate school for psychology. Maybe I should go talk to an advisor about this.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Peanut butter cookies. My first time ever!
And cheesecake. Katie's been waiting a while for me to make this.
I feel so accomplished. Well almost. My next task is to shower :)
P.S. The kitchen is still clean :)
Friday, October 10, 2008
And Channing Tatum is in it. How much better can it get?
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Isn't it awesome? I think so :)
It's my one and only Halloween decoration.
Lately I've had lots of random thoughts in my head and maybe I should put them down somewhere. I'll try to make sense of them as best I can. Sorry if it turns out to be a long first blog.
School. Where do I even begin in talking about school. Right now I'm stuck in a bad place. The "I have no motivation for it" place. I know. It will be my downfall. If anyone has any ideas on how I can get my motivation to try back, please let me know.
I've got to be more social. I've kind of given up on meeting new people. I figure I already have friends, why put the effort to make more. I'm a horrible person I know. I guess it's just that I already have a pretty good bunch of friends and I don't really feel like getting to know more people just yet. Maybe I should start working on that pretty soon cause I'm going to start running out of friends to hang out with since everyone is getting married. Congrats by the way to all those of you who just got married or are engaged :)
This one might be a little more confusing. I've been trying to find a purpose to my life. I've been looking for answers from Heavenly Father as far as what it is he wants me to do. Some of you may know that earlier this year I had decided to serve a mission. Life changed somewhat over the summer and I abandoned that decision. Dumb? Yes. I can't even begin to tell you how angry I've been at myself for having let go of that decision when I knew it was so right. It's taken me a while but I've started to fix things in my life to hopefully get me back onto the right track. Most important lesson I learned from this is that while people will let you down, Heavenly Father never will. That is why we must do our best to not let Him down. I am so thankful for the atonement and that we are given second chances in life.