Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Moab, the town that I spent 18 years of my life in, had a snow day today! Never once did I get to experience one of those while living there! I am so jealous! I am thinking that BYU needs to consider taking a snow day once in a while...
Moab got almost 8 inches! UNBELIEVABLE!!
This photo is courtesy of Jeff Richards Photography! :)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Today it snowed!
And I'm not talking about the kind of snow that is there when you wake up in the morning and then gone by noon. It literally snowed ALL DAY LONG. As much as I dislike driving in the snow and walking to and fro on campus in all of the slush, it
truly makes it feel like winter and gives off a very "Christmasy" feeling when
there is snow on the ground. I love it!!
So after I was done with class today, I found myself driving around Provo and seriously getting so excited with how cute and cozy everything looks when it is covered in a blanket of snow. I love the feeling I get seeing all of the cute little houses in this area when they are decorated for Christmas and looking so festive. I've been taking a History of Interior Design and Architecture class this semester and it really has made me aware of all of the little architectural features on homes and buildings and made me appreciate them even more (I didn't think that was possible, but it definitely was!). Anyways, I've decided that I don't really want a huge house when I grow up, get married and start having a family. I would really love a quaint little house that has an old fashioned, timeless feel. Something similar to these....(but of course they will be even cuter when they are covered with Christmas lights, a wreath on the front door, a Christmas tree in the front window, and fresh powdery snow covering it all!!)
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thanksgiving break was just what I needed! I was able to take a whole week off of school and work and spend it in Moab with my family and Preston, of course! :) I was crazy busy the entire time, which
of course made it FLY BY, but I had so much fun!
I got home just in time on the Friday before Thanksgiving and got to see my little sister's school play "Once Upon a Mattress". It was a really cute play. Emily did an awesome job in it and now she is determined to become a "famous movie star" someday now that she has done one play. She is so cute! The next day I had the opportunity to go down to the little town of Monticello to hear Sister Julie B. Beck, the General Relief Society President of the Church, speak. It was INCREDIBLE!! Seriously, I am so glad I went. Just bei
ng there and hearing all of the wonderful things she had to say was such a testimony builder to me and I left that meeting feeling so good and like I could take on anything! She is an incredible woman and
I hope that I can someday speak just a little bit like she does! She had this incredible question and answer session during her talk where she let women from the congregation ask her any questions they felt inspired to. It was amazing how she answered each of the questions! It was like she knew just exactly what they were going to ask. She had scriptures, quotes, and stories to answer the questions w
ith and she hadn't even prepared for them! I was very impressed! I truly know she has been called of God to be serving in the position that she is in.
Thanksgiving day was wonderful as always. It was a little different this year because I spent half of it down in Blanding with Preston and his family, and the other half was spent in Moab with mine. It was so
ch fun! I feel so blessed to have so many incredible people in my life. Each of them have taught me something unique and I will always be grateful for the interactions we have had with one another. I also realized how blessed I am to have all of my family so close to me. It was so nice having everyone there at Thanksgiving and just being able to spend time with all of the people that I love the most.
Oh and one more thing...I'm thankful that Preston was able to find a truck to buy! Now he can come and visit me more often!! Li
ke this weekend! I'm so excited! :)
So my break was amazing, yes, but after too much of this.....
I have to face reality and get back to what I procrastinated about for a whole week. Tests, papers, and more tests! UGH! Two more weeks til finals! I may not survive!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Why is it that something that tastes so good can be SO BAD for you?!? This is a sausage egg mcmuffin with cheese from McDonalds. Honestly one of my favorite things to eat and what I find myself craving more often than not. I gave into my craving for one this morning because I was all out of breakfast food at my house. Bring on the stomach aches for the rest of the day....:(
I must admit it did taste AMAZING though!! :)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
So I am seriously counting down the hours until I go to see the New Moon premiere tomorrow at midnight!!! But I may have a little bit of a hard time being loyal to Edward in this movie. I mean, I have always been an Edward fan but have you seen Jacob in the previews of this movie?!? GORGEOUS! Anyways, I am so excited! Last year's premiere was so much fun! They had the whole theater rented out and handed out fun little goodies to everyone. I can't wait to see what they do this year!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Well Halloween weekend was a blast!! Preston got to come up and we were able to spend the whole weekend together. It was really nice! Also, my cousin Nicole (sarah's little sister) came down from BYU-Idaho for the weekend! It was so good to see her! We all had a very fun filled weekend...shopping, yummy dinners, Thanksgiving Point Corn Maze, Date to Snowbird Ski Resort, Jerry's 22nd Birthday, Halloween Parties, and just lots of fun being together! :)
Dressed as a cowgirl and cowboy! Personally I think he makes a very good looking cowboy! :)
Snowbird Ski Resort was doing a food drive on Saturday and if you brought a can of food then you could ride the tram to the very top of the mountain for free. So, all of Preston's brothers and their girls :) rode the tram up and got to enjoy the beautiful view! It was gorgeous up there! It made me want to go skiing quite badly!
Me, Sarah, and Nicole in the pit of corn kernels at Thanksgiving Point! It was fun...even if we did get kernels down our pants!
I love having him home!!
Preston, me, Sarah & Jerry at the Thanksgiving Point Corn Maze!
Me, Sarah & Nicole! We always have so much fun together! I can't wait until she comes to visit again! :)
Preston and I literally spent ALL DAY together on friday. It was so much fun. I love him!
Last weekend I went home for the Rifle deer hunt because I was actually the one who had a tag this year! Unfortunately I was unsuccessful and didn't shoot anything but my sister Lindsey did! She shot her first buck this year and it was a four point! She never ceases to amaze me! I was so happy for her! Here is Amber's little girl, Madeline, waiting in the truck while Preston and Stephen fulfilled their duties of gutting the deer.
London and I! She is always so lovey! I seriously have the cutest nieces!!!