Sunday, December 14, 2008

Angela's bridal shower

(Katie, Me, Angela, Meagan, Megan, Ashley, Emily)
It's happening. It started with Alyssa, then Carlye, and now Angela. One by one my freshman year friends are getting married. Wonder who's next?
Congrats Angela!

Christmas craft

My last craft at the state hospital. Santa is in the doorway :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

The end of classes

People these days are stressing about finals. I'm not. Maybe something is wrong with this picture. Hmmm.... oh well, not really too worried about it :)

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

Go figure

So Katie showed me this cool website. You do this survey thingy and then based on your prefrences it gives you a list of 25 cities most suited to your tastes. What's the first city that it shows me?

St. George, Utah - go figure.

The rest of the places are:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Greenville, South Carolina
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Clarksville, Tennessee - gross
Ocala, Florida
Alexandria, Louisiana
Gainesville, Florida
Charleston, South Carolina
Augusta, Georgia
Jackson, Mississippi
Athens, Georgia
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Auburn, Alabama
Bryan-College Station, Texas
Charlotte, North Carolina
Las Vegas, Nevada
Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi
Norfolk, Virginia
Chesapeake-Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jacksonville, Florida

I guess I am a Southerner afterall :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving break

For Thanksgiving break last week I went to California for the first time ever! Meagan was kind enough to let me tag along and spend Thanksgiving with her family since it's too expensive to fly out to Texas.

We left on Wednesday morning and got to Rancho Cucamonga around 6:30pm. It was raining from St. George all the way to Cali and there was traffic in Vegas so it took longer than expected. We started our vacation by going to bed at 8 that night. Pathetic I know, but we just ended up passing out on the bed. On Thanksgiving day we took a tour of Rancho and stopped in at Bass Pro Shops. Meagan had never been in one so we had to remedy that. Then we had dinner, took a nap, and went to watch Four Christmases. Can't say that movie was my favorite. It was alright. Then we were planning on going shopping at the outlet stores at midnight but ended up falling asleep again. Needless to say we got lots of sleep during the break. On Friday we went to the mall in the morning, I didn't buy anything! but I did take some pictures :)
Then Friday night we drove down to Newport beach. It was my first time seeing the Pacific ocean. I liked that it was too cold to get in the water because honestly I'm afraid of the ocean. It was nice to sit on the beach and look out into it though. We also got a pazoookie. It was so good.
And I ate at In N Out for the first time ever. I liked it.
Saturday we decided to start the drive back so we would have to do it all on Sunday. We stopped in Vegas and went to the temple! It's so beautiful, but then I guess most temples are. No, we didn't visit the strip. Yes, we're weird.
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.