Christmas in Franklin.

First of all, TN is the greatest because it was 70 my first day back and is 65 on Christmas Eve!
This is the Nativity set sitting on top of our entertainment center at our apartment. My grandmother gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago and said she wanted to have given me my first nativity set. I was like...cool! Thanks. I really did mean the thanks, but I kind of just stored it away not knowing what to do with it. When I was home for thanksgiving and unpacking my room I found it! It is the greatest thing ever! Not many college kids have a nativity set, but it's so important to remember the true meaning of Christmas! This was definitely a good reminder having it set up in the center of our apartment! Thanks Grandmother! Beautiful downtown Franklin. It's my favorite place in the world!
Franklin decorates for every holiday. Here's the civil war monument sharin it's round-about with a Christmas tree! There are pros and cons for growin up in such a religious area. I live in the buckle of the 'bible-belt'. Tennessee has a church on EVERY corner, but only one every hour or so is an LDS building. It is so great because everyone celebrates Christmas and there are many community nativity scenes, acting out of Luke II, etc. And my favorite Christmas decoration of anywhere is this Noel that is up on top of this building! This cornershop downstairs became a starbucks a few years ago (as in probably 7+), but that NOEL is there every year! Just thought I'd throw this one i nthere, this is my ADORABLE bed hair I woke up w/ this morning. This doesn't even do it justice!

US. It's Epic.

We recently had an US Christmas gathering. US includes the following families: Sherwoods, Welshes, Allans and recent addition: The Raymonds. How did US originate? Well once upon a time in the year 2003 two families moved into Franklin turning the mormons from Jenna and I to Mitch, Josh, Jenna and I. Ty was a Junior, but he was part of us too. Us 5 were inseparable. Each of the families all had younger kids of similar ages as well. So we would get together on Sunday nights and play games, etc. It added a new element to High School! So 6 days later our families are still partyin hard! To the Left: Kenz and I. Mitch isn't here to sit on my lap anymore, so I use Kenz while he's gone....a little heavier though. This picture is my favorite one from the recent US get together. We were seein who could hold the most people, Kels was leapin onto Kenz and Spence! ha Jenna and Boo. I like how Boo has pieces of leaves sticking out of her mouth. She loves to eat leaves, sticks and bark. weird dog Dani and Ty! We lost Josh in April to Colorado, but Ty got home from his mission in November.! YEAH!
Mariah Carey's got NOTHIN on him.



FINALS ARE DONE!! Some great things about this: 1. Home tonight! 2. It snowed today, it's beautiful! (but cold!) 3. I love my roomates! 4. I love my family! 5. I love my friends! 6. I have a bomb service plan for next semester! 7. I sent Mitch's package today (So, I'm not sucking it up SO bad w/ the BFF title) 8. I'm just so happy! :D Here's some pics Syd and I took after our finals this mornin! MERRY CHRISTMAS! xoxo



I just now had an epiphany. I have been so STUCK on myself I haven't been reaching out to other people. I keep saying "I" and that is exactly what I have been focused on lately. I have been so self absorbed and only thinking of myself and not looking outside myself. That's also why I have been so negative and down probably, just because I havebeen so self-absorbed. I am going to follow Elder Cook's dad's 3 rules:
  • always have 3 goals
  • can change goals but must keep 3
  • must always be working on/towards the goals
My Goals
  1. Work Out
  2. Meet 5 new people a day (while out at school, not necessarily at home)
  3. Stay Positive and Grateful



Okay, so i've been so negative lately in my blogging. I promise my days have been good as well. I feel like this exam time has been more strenuous than usual! Well some good things. I walked to work today while it was snowing golf balls outside...seriously...it was INTENSE snow! I loved it! Really, it's so great! I walked outside (since we're in the basement we never know what the weather is! I thought it was just flurrying...hahah. It was incredible though because no cars had driven by my apartment yet, so i looked down both directions and it was ALL white and i was deeper than my ankle! The way home wasn't such a picnic though because it had started melting/been shoveled a bit/etc. But then I just went and camped out in the lib all day. It was fantastic, except for I was frustrated with myself because i couldn't get myself to study on stats! But I did it! Now it's time for pdbio baby! I'm home in 2 days too! Can't wait! It's just a little more stressful until I get to get there! Also, I started my job @ the Health Center on Monday! It was so great!! Except I missed the bus...I'm a dork! SO I booked it up to the health center walking. I made it in 30! Seriously, it was incredible timing, especially because it had just snowed the night before and was icey! I did my training and I think I'm going to do well! Then they said I had to get immunizations I was like...uhhh that was NOT in the job description. I'm required to get the TB shot and I can get the flu and hepatitus for free... I hate shots. I'd rather give blood, but I'll be a big girl, and heck, I'll take free immunizations. I don't get sick often, so I've never had the flu shot, but I figure might as well get them. They tried to give it to me on Monday, but I was like, wait, it could make me sick, and I don't want that for finals...and I couldn't get my tb shot because you have to check bac in 3 days and I won't be here, so I'm just going to get all 3 that first morning back on Jan. 5! I can't wait! :D Seriously, I'm excited to start, there work my way inch by inch into the medical field! Also, quite the compliment the KBYUFM radio station called me on friday and again today (both times I was taking finals) to come in for an interview! So, I called them back tonight and left a voicemail explaining how I found another job, but if they want someone for the afternoon this summer to give me another call, and I'd gladly come interview, because I'll be needing a second job for summer! I'm excited though! K well I love you all! Enjoy this Christmas season. I know I haven't been a good example, but try not to get bogged down by all the seemingly stressful things. Dani always says "there's no point in freaking out, because the situation's going to be the same either way." Which is so true, it all depends on our disposition! :D Merry Christmas Season! xoxo


Stats=Death I have my final today and I am so lost it's not even funny..I'm extremely nervous...I have physiology to study for next...I'm either taking it tomorrow night or Thurs mornin before my flight, whenever I'll be most ready...but we'll see, because Stats is definitely stumping me!



Woah, this is my 60th blog post! I didn't want to let that last post be my last one for a long time. I don't necessarily have anything to write about, but I just wanted to leave this on a happier note. Today was productive. I went to work, then 2 reviews, then a work dinner party thing and now I'm studying for Humanities. I know, it's a Friday night. But Lindsey's bachelorette party is tomorrow night and I'm taking my humanities final tomorrow, so I definitely need to be ready for that! Can I tell you about one of the people that has seriously had an affectCan I give a little synopsis of Robbie Rane real quick. He is one of the greatest guys in the world. He is so nice and sincere. I know that sounds cliche, but seriously, ya'll, I can't even tell you, this kid means every word of which he says. I haven't met that many people this year, but he is incredible. I'm pretty sure he lights up every room he walks in and can make the saddest of persons feel better. He's incredible. He's from Alabama and served his mission in Mexico. He just got back from his mission a few weeks before school started back up. It's been hard for him adjusting back to the selfcentered world. He doesn't give himself enough credit in the least bit, but that's a sign of a good missionary though, right? Totally selfless? He's the boy that wears overalls to fhe and suspenders to dance parties. He's the guy on 80's night that everyone wants their picture w/. He's the guy on halloween that goes all out for a ward party.


I am havin a really rough day, it is currently SO late. I can't sleep. We had our championship soccer game tonight. I don't want to talk about it. Today was not good. I'm stressed and burnt out...of everything.


God Understands

If you have even two minutes, PLEASE watch this video.
It is incredible and you'll be touched for sure.



This is where I'll hopefully be working as a second job in a couple of weeks! Saturday night I did nothing. I napped and attempted starting a research paper for New Testament, unsuccessful. I then decided to look for other jobs online since I had not been hired by the BYU advisement center. I saw 3 openings @ the Health center. I need the 8-12 shift of whatever job I get. So, I e-mailed the contact e-mail to make sure there wa still a job opening. She replied back this morning there is, but they're interviewing this week and for me to bring in my resume and OST scores between 8am and 3pm. I worked @ 11 and have class till 6:40, so I skipped physiology and hiked over to the Health center in the FREEZING snow(no pun intended). p.s. it snowed for the first time today, it reminded me how much I do NOT like snow!
I left my apartment w/ straight hair and carefully done makeup and arrived at the testing center 40 minutes later frozen, wet, and afro-ed hair w/ melted makeup :D I was a wreck, but was still smiling. :D So, I got in and talked w/ Daneen White and she loved me! She called in another lady to talk w/ me as well. And good news folks, there IS a bus stop right next to the health center. So no more blisters from boots :D. So, she gave me the downlow on the job. Basically I'll be making appointments for the patients, etc. So, I'm excited about it. She said she'd for sure call within the next couple of days and let me know. If I do get the job I'll be starting January 5!! I absolutely cannot wait!
As for this weekend, it was not a good one. I was being a totally negative Ned. I was feeling under the weather all day Friday, yet I had so much schoolwork looming over me. Then, I had my soccer game that night. That kind of woke me up from everything. That was really exciting. I then went home and showered and got ready for Carla's party. It was okay. Definitely not my scene, but she loved it, so that's all that matters, it was for her birthday. I think every Provo All-star showed up too :D hahah So the party was okay, we then go outside and Syd's car had gotten towed...yeah gay...it had our coats, phones and purses in it...I was wearing shorts too...i know, I'm genius. So we hike to Kieli's cousin's apt. He lives in belmont, though none of him or his roomates were home. We got to sit inside and warm up for a bit though. So we hiked the rest of the way to Kieli's apt. It was so cold and miserable. Then we had to go retreive Syd's car. Long story short an hour later we were able to go get it. We did have a good photo-shoot though. THought we might make light of it and look at the whole thing w/ a positive attitude (though to be honest at the beginning I was not anywhere even close to a smile) We were laughing by the end, though.
We finally thawed out when we got back to our apt. All day saturday I was such a negative ned again. I seriously dont know what my issues were. I just had the attitude of "atleast the semester's going to be over soon". It was horrible, I couldn't get myself to snap out of it. Saturday night I had the worst dream ever, I don't even want to talk about it, it was horrible. It made me so sad and sick all day. I've never had a dream that has had such an influence over my entire day.
Church was fantastic as always and was quite the booster. I was still having complete writer's block with my New Testament paper though. That's due late tonight, so I was freaking out. I had a sunday night nap and that totally snapped me out of it. I was then positive. Oh man, I seriously was kicking myself, but all the meanwhile could not get myself to shape up out of my negativity. So, I was glad that nap gave me a good kick in the pants some how!
Today I went to work, was super positive, and life is great again! ah I love it! :D and I interviewed with the Health Center too, and that's looking bright! I can't wait! :D I love you all and sorry this blog was a little bit of a Debbie downer! I just thought I'd let you know what was up this weekend, even if it wasn't so cheery! I may end up editing this out later, but I just thought I'd spill it all now!



So our Slim-Shady's team made it to the final four in the tournament and we are now going to the championship! We're coming from the losers bracket though, so we're going to have to beat them twice. Our first championship game is on Tues. and our second one is on Thursday. We're prayin we do well!
Something that definitely helped break me into byu was the intramurals. Seriously, I love them! My teams have done pretty well eache semester, we've made it to the final four before but never to the championship so this is exciting!
Past seasons
Fall'07 Girls intramurals
Winter '08 Coed Intramurals
Fall '08 Girls Intramurals

Tagged by Dani

7 Things I Can Do: 1. Whistle 2. Make Toast 3. Crochet 4. Play the Piano 5. Do Grandma Azaelia's horse gallop 6. Hold a Job 7. Sleep through anything 7 Things I Can't Do: 1. Cook 2. Juggle 3. Smack 4. Play a Guitar 5. Hold Bugs 6. Concentrate 7. A Handstand 7Things I Say: 1. " I Love you!" 2. "MOMMA!" 3. "What the...?" 4. "Como?" 5. "Schyd" 6. "Yesh" 7. "ya dee ya dee ya" 7Things I Love: 1. Warm Weather 2. Not Procrastinating 3. Camping 4. My Mom 5. My Siblings 6. Babies and Friends 7. Getting Mail I tag Diana and Claire


Oh, how great it is

Well my trip home was fantastic! Seriously, I loved it! I got to spend a good amount of time w/ the boys, which was nice! I loved being out there in Natchez too. The only house in sight and trees EVERYWHERE. Ah, that's heaven right there!!
I've had a few mini-miracles happening. (sparing details) #1Ends have met and $ literally fell in and Dec. and Jan. can now be paid, when originally I was nervous to even be able to pay for Dec. If I couldn't pay for November, there's NO way there are job opportunities enough to pay for January as well! But seriously...I was blessed... and it wasn't just in one huge thing it was little things that just made my jaw drop. #2 I bombed my Physiology test...when I saw bombed I mean I've never done so bad on a test...especially one that I studied as long for as I did...So I was talking to Keith about it today and he told me to just try talking to Dr. Rhees. So I did and seriously it was so hard because I hate crying poor, but he was so understanding. I think he could see the sincerity. He said that no matter what I was going to pass the class and that if I try really hard on the final he can get me a B-....I mean WOW, that is incredible and a serious blessing. I've been so stressed out with school, but trying to keep it under control! Everything is in control!
I also had Living Prophets class yesterday which is ALWAYS a booster. That class puts me on a HIGH. I love it! Especially the topics of the prophets is so positive! It's a miracle I'm blogging right now, can I just fill you in on what I have got to do? :D
.4 page HUM paper due Thurs.
.Field study and final project in CSPE
.NT Class Journals
.NT 10 page paper
.NT Final in class Monday
.Living Prophets Take Home Essay
.Living Prophets Final
But after I conquer all this stuff I just have 3 finals left! Only Physiology, Humanities and Stats....which happen to be my 3 hardest classes...and their midterms always fell together....which was FANTASTIC. But all I have is those...by the way I'm on my way home again 2 weeks tomorrow....WOAH!
Another thing over break that gave me a really good feeling is I got together w/ friends from high school that I loved in high school and we spent all our time together, but we just drifted apart, everyone went their separate ways. But we all got together my last night I was home, minus Jenna, old Josh (OJ) and new Josh, Mitch, and Jake. Other than that it was perfect!
I forgot how much I love being at home...and I was really excited to go home. Nothing feels the same as home...seriously. It was so great to have our whole family together for the first time in a year! AH, I can't wait for 2 weeks! (it's going to be stressful untill then)
While I was loving home I was also appreciating my roomates a lot too. I'll give them a little shout out later. It was so great to catch up w/ Syd again. We talked over break... we're talkin serious withdrawals folks. I missed Carla's Zest. I missed Whitney's reality checks she gives me (i'm not being sarcastic). I missed Jess' stories. Most of all I missed Tara's lovin. She's not very expressive but you can feel it shen she's happy to see you. Tara Wheatley: one of the nicest people I know...and I live with her, so I know the ins and outs and yes she's as good as she appears!


Home Sweet Home!

I finally get to spill! Dani and I got to come home for Thanksgiving! It's been so great! I've gotten to see Ty and surprise the whole fam. I met our new puppy, Boo, she's so adorable. MMM it's so great to be back in TN! Me covering chase's eyes to try to throw him off, but it didn't hinder his piano skills! Mom dancing around while Chase played the piano :D Dani and me in our Footies The Fab four in Footies Boo flies sometimes. Grams cooing Boo



Here's my To-Do list (I know, you're impressed :D): Sunday Night: -Finish studying Monday: -Plasma -work -class -class -stats test -class -fhe -study hum201 Tuesday: -class -class -class -class -football game -humanities test Wednesday: -work -class -class -soccer game -(possibly pdbio test) Thursday: -work -class -(pdbio test if haven't taken) -class -football -soccer Friday -work -PAAAAAARTY!


Woah, I know,

2 blogs in 2 days, that's a record, right? Well I thought I'd just tell you my "earn money to pay December and January's rents" plan. Well, last night I went grocery shopping with Diana and her roomates. It was quite a thrill. We got the supplies to make t-shirts for flag football. I had written Jason to ask permission to use his name and football # on my flag football shirt. He said he'd be honored. :D I miss him so much, okay, that's beside the point. So we decorated the t-shirts last night! Oh yeah, the reason I told that part; I went back to the riv with them after to make our shirts. I ran to Jenna's apartment while they were unloading their groceries. It was fun. I love being at her apartment. Anyway, I was tellin her how need to earn money and I said,"I want to give plasma". She said,"I want to too!". So we decided to go together. Brock wanted to go too. So we set a plasma date for Saturday! It takes about 3 hours the first time because of the physical before hand. Then they give you $30 cash right as you're leaving. You can go 2x in 7 days, but just not 2 days in a row. So I figure I could go on Wednesdays and either Fridays or Saturdays. The second time you go in a week I think they give you $35 or something like that. So I'm really excited. Also, Emily informed me that Aspen Grove is looking for people to work the first 2 weeks of December. They need help with dinners, because a lot of BYU wards are having ward parties up there. Despite my huge fear of large masses of snow I think I will probably do that. I need to earn enough money before I go home for January's rent and Chase's Christmas present. I want to get him a good gift for Christmas. We'll see if I can be creative enough to get a 12 yr old something really fun. I know he'll be happy no matter what it is, but still, I want to do something nice! Any ideas? p.s. most hilarious story of the day... Brock went to give plasma for the first time on Saturday and he said that the guy doing the physical was his same age. You know the part where they push on your stomach? Well apparently Brock is really ticklish. hahah He said he tried to hold it in, but that he tried so hard but he just started 'giggling' not laughing but 'giggling hahaha. YIKES! He said the guy did not even crack a smile, he tried to cover it up with a"Sorry, this always happens" sort of thing. The physical guy did not think it was funny. Hahahaha I just about died at that. Probably the worlds most awkward story! xoxo



ORDER IN THE COURT! So this is something people hear when they go to court and everything gets a little unruly. I've only seen it on tv, except for that one time in traffic court... This is something I've started applying and saying to myself. Order! Order in your life! It's something I don't treat myself with much. I have been working out regularly the past couple weeks, I have been doing better at getting rest, staying on top of my classes and looking @ my future plans. Working out has been SO good, and so have all the sports! I haven't made it to Thursday night futball in a couple of weeks, but I'm going thursday. Intramurals are going strong w/ tournament stuff. First round of tournaments started last week. We won soccer 10-0 and we won football 6TD-0. This week we have 2 football games. Tuesday night we played my roomate Tara's team....they won fair and square, they played a lot better than us, score was 14-0. Lucky for us we were #1 in our division and we get double elimination! So we play again tomorrow @ 7:15! Root for us! I have 3 midterms next week as well! Wooowee, its relentless, I swear! The midterms are for humanities, stats, and physiology. My nails are growing long too! They look fabulous! :D a couple have broken recently (I've been blessed w/ the brittle Stolworthy nails!) Speaking of Stolworthy, we're having another cousin dinner coming up in a couple of weeks! I'm so excited! We're going to be doing it @ Stephanie's in Sandy, I'm pretty sure! So fun! So I had some bank problems again, so I went and worked those out today! I talked to my work about my hours. I'm needing more, because I'm seriously working to live. More literally than ever. I live paycheck to paycheck. Aspen Grove's pay isn't lasting me long. I'm going to have to get a second job next semester, bc the CSCCa can't provide me w/ enough hours. It's kind of tricky though, because they've put me in a bind w/ hours, they gave me a really crazy schedule next semester. They want me to go from 8-10 mwf and then 1-4 tth. They only have me working the 8-10 because Lindsy can't make it out of bed...it's kind of ridiculous actually. I'm like, oh, so I just come and work until it's pleasant for her to roll out of bed. It's kind of nutty. Since campus jobs are either 8-12 or 1-5 I won't be able to do that 8-10 schedule. I found an opening to a position @ the advisement center. I'm really excited! I'm going to take another OST test friday or something and apply there. Then I'll tell the CSCCa that I can't work the mwf monday shifts. I'm glad though because I'll still be able to go to Nashville and help them at the conference. I really love my job a lot though! We'll see if next year works out w/ them, but if I get a campus 20hr/week job then I won't be able to do both next year as well. We'll see, we'll see, we'll see! I feel like that's my motto...hmm k well love you all fam and friends! Keep it classy and buckle up! xoxo


So since I last blogged...

...we have gotten a new CRAZY president. Lucky us... One thing for sure, he's a great campaigner and it is cool that we have our first black president!
...my teams won our first round tournament Flag Football and Soccer games! ...Jenna's brother-in-law hooked me up w/ a sweet ipod (mine got stolen a few weeks ago at thursday night futbol) that he rebuilt! I'm so excited! ...my bike broke, Robbie fixed it, and it broke again yesterday. ...it snowed once. ...roomate trip to Jessica's in Murray.


I'll Be Home For Christmas

Oh dear....I am missin home this morning. We've started listening to Christmas songs since it's become cold this weekend. I'm listening to Aaron Neville and we have some candle's burning. It's pretty awesome... It makes me miss home really bad though. I'm pretty sure I was raised on Aaron Neville. (Not to mention the fondest memories of home are from those afternoon/evenings when the house was all in order and everyone was home and laying low, just enjoying eachother's company and Momma always had candles lit in the Kitchen). Whenever I listen to Aaron Neville it makes me think of the fam. Especially Spence! When he was a toddler he'd make this clicking noise with his mouth that meant he wanted to listen to Aaron Neville! hahahah. It's been 6 months since I've been home already. I haven't decided what I'm doing for Thanksgiving yet. Kristin is going to Boise with her roomates I think. I don't know what Dani's up to, but I'm not sure. I'm going to talk to my work today and see if the other secretaries are taking a lot of time off or something. It'd be a good way to get a lot of work hours in (rent is due right now) I could get some good study time in and just hang out here... except NO one stays in provo...seriously, last year the dorms were a ghost town. I've kind of gotten to the point that I don't want to waste time wishing I was home for Thanksgiving but want so badly for it to be Christmas already....I think that's why I've been all for listening to Christmas music already....woah okay now that my brain has blown up all over those blog post I'm going to split, gotta get ready for class xoxo


Sweet Thangs

"In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it."
-Cady Harin, Mean Girls And then there was Syd and me. We definitely broke that stigma. We hit a few halloween parties and covered basically all of Provo. Everywhere we went there were echos of "Thing 1.... Thing 2...." Highlight (#1) of the night: we were standing outside one of the dance party's and it was SO crowded and a guy used us as a landmark. I am not even kidding. He was on the phone and I heard him say "Yeah, I'm over here by Thing 1 and Thing 2." Ha! I go, syd that kid just used us as a landmark, it was hilarious. So even out here in probably the most conservative place you'll ever go there were some costumes that made my jaw drop. From girls and guys alike. A few too many Michael Phelps'! We got home around 2 from our adventures and decided to have our first Macbook photo sesh of the year. It turned into a music vid sesh. Yeah, it's as good a it sounds. We went out in our stairwell outside our apartment and put Syd's Macbook on a stool and went at it, it's so hilarious. Atleast we think so. Here's the web address for the youtube link to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxRij2OmhI4 Here's some pictures of our Halloween hotness: "Oh look, it's sweet thang 1 and saweet thang 2!" Laura and Lauren are SO emo Story: Ziggy and Andrew are from Kenya and pretty much the coolest kids EVER! They were so obsessed with us, seriously, they thought it was so funny. I said to Syd, "It's so funny, because the Kenyans know about the Dr. Seuss books, when a couple whitey's here haven't even "known what we are." "Nah, I think they just think it's hilarious that we're things." "Yeah, you're right." Ziggy was laughing so hard, "Ha, I want a picture with the things! There are two things!" Me, Whitters and Syd Syd and I shopping for some supplies Me, Dani and Syd cheerin on Jordan at his game. There was this really tough guy that threatened to hit me, I think he was jealous of my costume. You think I'm kidding but he was really mad. @ the Riv Some more Riv hopping Props to deej for this one Emily, Lindsey, Rachel, Cheetah girl, Katie, Brooke, Syd and Me Happy Halloween! xoxo


Happy Hallerween!

Our ward party got broken up by the cops! hahah it got a liiiiiitle too wild for them! Whit (we dressed her in all our cheetah), Jes (Elmo), Carla (Hippie), Syd (a cat girl) Syd got the stuff to attach this latex mask and used all this intense movie makeup stuff for her nose/lip pouches hahah SO INCREDIBLE! Dennis and I (Momma and Dad would be so proud of me following in their hillbilly footsteps!) "Hey, you look like my first girlfriend!" (Robby's from Alabama) Syd struggled a little eating her chili hah Whit, Me and Carla


V2 Gets Wild After Hours

It's been a rough week on a few levels, but my roomates still provide plenty of laughs. We were laughing because Whit's hair was parted in the middle and her curls air dried. It was pretty hilarious. Then Syd, miss domestic, was baking muffins. I pulled my bike into the apartment, beause there are various broken pieces on it right now and I'm attempting to fix it. Syd decided to go for a joy ride :D


No me gusta....SPIDERS!

So one of my biggest fears has always been spiders.... And then I took a job working in the mountains this summer....genius, I know! Diana and I got blessed with the loveshack :D! The hell hole, that luckily had electricity, but no a/c or heating (I know, you would think, who needs the heat in summer, anyone living in Provo Canyon @ night! Oops, sorry for that tangent.) and it was a spider pit...that we loved! It was sad saying bye to the loveshack, but not to those horrible spiders. Our dear friend Tyler, one of the maintenance guys, was kind enough to bring us a big can of Raid! After retreiving a ladder from one of the bays, Kelsi sprayed all 50 of the spider nests. The can was empty within 10 minutes. Though we couldn't do anything about the hundreds of spiders in our walls, we killed those trillion before they were born! SO, back to the reason I wrote this blog, lately there has been a recurring spiderweb where I park my bike and I have prayed I wouldn't run into the critter that built it. Yet, Monday night after FHE I was venturing over to Dani's condo and as I was grabbing my bike I saw the monster and tried to blow it off of my bike handlebars. Looking ridiculous and to no avail, I grabbed a rock and began hammering at my handlebars and shaking the hiding spider out of the gear switch! Hahahah I got the nasty thing... I'm actually being dramatic it's probably the size of a little freckle! BUT I GOT IT!



has the same sign as Idaho in sign language. Funny, huh? Well, I spent this past weekend in Idaho with Kristin at BYU-I in Rexburg, ID. It was really great! We had such a great time! I got there Friday night and met her roomies, who are all really great. Saturday morning we woke up around 9 and headed out to Yellowstone, which was about a 1 1/2 hr drive. Not too shabby, I didn't realize it was so close! We had an awesome time. We had to come back for the Guitars Unplugged show we had bought ticket to that just about the entire student body of BYU-I attended! It was so great! Afterwards there was a fun dance w/ blacklights which turned out to be rockin, because we wore tie-dye! Sunday mornin we went to their stake conference where we got to hear Dallin H. Oaks speak! So great, huh? Then Steph lent me and Kris her car and Kristin drove home back to Idaho Falls to Diana's house where her mom had prepared the most incredible dinner! Everyone enjoyed it! Then Diana, Allison, Dana and I all headed back on down to Provo and got in around 8 tonight! It was such a fun trip! Here's some piiiictures! Kris and I in front of Ol' Faithful! Every 90 minutes it ERUPTS! Kristin, Me and her roomates Amanda, Chelsi, Katie and Melissa! Kris and I somewhere in Yellowstone I took this, cool, huh?! This byson charged our car because a car pulled up behind it because they got impatient waiting for a the buffalo to move, so it started running because it got freaked out! I don't quite know what this animal is, they were trying to convince me it was a deer, but it definitely is the ugliest deer I've ever seen... Me and Kris in the Hart building @ BYU-I waiting for Guitars Unplugged to start! Me, Steph and Kris workin it with baby Armstrong! xoxo
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