Monday, November 24, 2008

This past weekend

was eventful....somewhat. It started off on Thursday night with Carlye's wedding reception.
(me, Katie, Carlye, Alyssa)

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

Another craft

I made another craft at the state hospital...this time for Thanksgiving!

I'm so proud of my little turkeys :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I love this girl

She is seriously the best. I love this little girl probably about the same that I will ever love my own children. Reason why? She was born when I was in 8th grade and I've seen her grow. I've had so many memories with her. From the time she was a baby with acid reflux throwing up all over me to the drive up to Utah to start my freshman year of college. There is something special about watching children grow into amazing people. I have missed the last couple of years of her life because I've been in Utah going to school. I seriously cannot even begin to explain how sad it makes me to think about that, so I won't. I am so sad that I haven't been a better sister to her even with the distance. My mom tells me about how she tells all her teachers and friends about how I'm going to BYU and how she gets super excited when I come home to visit.

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".

I can't wait to have my own kids.

Redbox Mondays

I love Redbox. Especially when you get the movies for free. On Mondays, Redbox sends out a free code via text message, you can sign up for it on their website. Sometimes they even have promotions where they give you free codes for movies multiple times a week. My summer was spent watching lots of free movies :) So anyway, yesterday was one such day. Instead of going to FHE my roommate and I decided to hold our own and watch a couple of free movies from redbox. We ended up watching Baby Mama and Kung Fu Panda.

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.

This movie is way cute. I'm sad it took me 5 months to actually get around to watching it. I was supposed to have watched this back in June with my exboyfriend but then he went out of town and we kept putting it off. Then we broke up and I couldn't bring myself to watching it for a while. But yeah, there are so many great quotes from this movie. I love movies you can quote ;) One of my favorite lines is at the beginning, "It is said that his enemies would go blind due to over-exposure of pure awesomeness." Seriously, how great is that? Yeah I'm a dork, I've been told.

Thank you Redbox for filling my Monday evenings.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Scary Realization

I had a scary realization yesterday as I met with the Psychology advisor to make a graduation plan. I'm graduating in a year and a half. Where has time gone? It seriously feels like I was still in high school yesterday and now I'm almost done with college. What am I supposed to do when I graduate? School is all I've known and the thought of no longer doing that is a little intimidating. I will need to go out into the world and hopefully contribute something to it.

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

Bring on the Bling

I never thought the day would come where I would know what I wanted for an engagement ring and least of all that it would look like this.

Cross over pave engagment ring by David Yurman
I know, holy crap, look at all that diamond. I don't even know how much it is. I asked somone on the website but they told me I need to call a store because you can't order this ring online. That right there should say something about how ridiculously expensive it is. Also the fact that only two stores in Utah carry this ring, one in Salt Lake and the other in Park City. I know realistically I'll probably never have this ring but in the perfect world where I can have anything I want, I would.
So the reason why I was looking at engagement rings is not because I'm getting engaged. No worries. A friend and I were talking about how much we think an engagement ring should be. We asked a couple of people and I decided to let you know what I thought the best answer to this question was. "Depends on what she's worth to you." Of course you shouldn't spend beyond your means but you can't be super cheap about it either.
I don't know what's gotten into me lately with wanting to be a girl. I've starting buying clothes more appropriate for my gender and I professionally highlighted my hair yesterday. I've picked out a dress for my wedding, whenever that happens, and this engagment ring. I don't know why now but I've decided to embrace the fact that I'm a girl ;)