Friday, July 31, 2009

The end is here

The end of July that is.

I'm not going to lie, it's a little weird that July is over. We've got 1 month until the start of classes. My vacation is coming to an end and I'm kind of dreading it. This is my last year though, so it'll be good (or at least I hope it's good).

This summer just flew past. I got a call last night from my friend Matt who just got back from his mission. That was strange. It's been 2 years and while it feels like it went by so fast, I look back and realize there was so much that happened in the last two years.
  • I went from being a freshman at BYU to getting ready to start my senior year.
  • I started (and am still at) my job at the MTC.
  • I had my first boyfriend (and 2nd).
  • I contemplated a mission.
  • I contemplated marriage.
  • I changed majors 3 times (I'm done changing by the way).
  • I've seen girl friends go off into the MTC and others go off and get married.

Lots has changed but at the same time not much has changed. So bring on the next 2 years! I don't know what I'll be doing the year after I graduate but that's the beauty of it. I can do whatever I want and hopefully that's in line with what the Lord would have me do :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Great news!

I got the best news yesterday!

I'll be able to finish my last year of school!!!! I got a scholarship.

I checked the mail yesterday and found a letter from the multicultural student office. I thought, "Oh great, they're just telling me I didn't get anything." When I opened it however and saw the "congratulations" I just about cried. I can't believe how incredibly blessed I am to have received a scholarship again.

Heavenly Father loves me :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Success

Last night we had Jacqueline's birthday bash bbq and honestly I was a little worried people might not come but it turned out great! We had a good turn out and I think people enjoyed themselves.
Since 3 girls planned it and we're not very good with a grill, Jordan was nice enough to show up early and help us get it started. Then he so humbly dubbed himself the "grill master" and ended up manning the grill all night and making all the food.
Ben and Davis showed up before everyone so they helped me blow up balloons and get the decorations going. They even brought Jacqueline an inflatable pool walrus.
Andrea and Laci did an awesome job filling up water balloons and everyone else had a blast throwing them around.
Caleb got the pinata all set up, Trent manned it, Kyle provided us with a bat, Jacqueline got to take out her frustrations on it, and the rest of us got candy! :)
Last night was our most successful and actual party planned to date.
*Thanks to Andrea and her mad picture taking skills*

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm a slacker

I've been slacking on this updating thing. Oh well...

Time to recap on some of my adventures.

Over the 4th of July weekend I went tubing down the Provo river! It was so much fun! The water was freakin freezing but with the sun out and once your bum went numb you didn't feel it anymore. I almost drown. I know your probably thinking, "How can you drown in 2 feet deep water?" I'll tell you how. When you're fun sized like me any amount of water is dangerous! I got knocked off the tube under a bridge where the current was fast and then I couldn't stand up cause the rocks at the bottom were so slippery. So I held my breath and let the water carry me until it calmed down so I could finally stand up again. I got some pretty awesome battle wounds. My legs were so bruised and a rock stabbed me in the leg (it was weird). It was funny cause I had a hole in my leg but didn't bleed while I was in the water (my body was so cold there was no circulation).

The next weekend on July 11th, Andrea and I took a shopping trip out to Park City. We went to the Outlets and bought a birthday present for my dad. I also got a watch from Fossil. It's pretty dang cool.

This past weekend Laci, Jacqueline and I went to Zion National Park. We woke up at 4 am on Saturday and made the 4 hour drive down. We hiked Observation Point, which is killer, especially in 110 degree heat and for someone so out of shape like me. It's 8 miles long and took us 5 hours. We reached an elevation of 6508 feet at the top. It was a pretty cool view had it not been so freaking hot. If you are insane enough to want to do this hike here are a few pointers.
  • Don't do it in the middle of the day when the sun is blasting on you.
  • Take loads of water (4 water bottles is not enough)
  • Take your time and enjoy the views as you go.
  • Wear awesome shoes.

At least now I can say I've done the hike but I will never do it again. Never! My body is definitely feeling it. It hurts to walk. I feel ancient.

This weekend I hope to have more adventures. I want to go camping Thursday night. There's a rodeo on Friday in Spanish Fork and then I'm going to the Secondhand Serenade concert on Saturday. Oh and we're also having a birthday BBQ for Jacqueline tomorrow night.

Summer is awesome!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Life sucks, then you die

Ok so it doesn't really suck. Sometimes it's just less pleasant than other days. Like today for example.

I may not be going back to school this fall :(
Worst part is one thing leads to another and I'll no longer be staying in Utah.

I didn't get a scholarship and I don't know if I'll be able to get a Federal Stafford Loan. If this doesn't happen, I won't be able to pay for tuition. If I can't pay for tuition I can't take classes. If I can't take classes I can't keep my job at the MTC. If I can't keep my job I'll have to find a new one. If I can't find a new one with the way the economy is I'll have to leave Utah.

Let's hope I can get a loan. I think I'm going to cry.

I have no one to blame but myself.