Thursday, April 30, 2009

sayonara school work!

So today was my last day of school. I am done until next September and feel so liberated! No more homework or tests to worry about. Although I am happy about the no school work part I am actually kind of sad school is done, being in the education program at UVU has been amazing. All of my professors are so smart and nice and funny, and all of the girls in my cohort were so great. In the education program they stick you in a "cohort" that you stay in through out the program so you have the same girls in all of your classes for the whole two years. I have learned so much from these girls-Since we have spent so much time together in class I really feel like a lot of these girls are close friends and I am for sure going to miss them this summer. The worst part is that some of them aren't even coming back next year....sad! We had a little BBQ this afternoon after class and it was so fun. I am so grateful I made the choice to finish my education. It definitely was not easy going back after taking off a year but it has been the greatest experience.

happy is what happens when all your dreams come true

A few years ago Nat introduced me to the music of Wicked. I remember her having the CD in her car forever before I listened to it because I thought it was called wicked, like a candle wick....I don't know why I thought that, but I for sure thought it was weird and never wanted to listen to it. I am so glad I did because I LOVED the music- it is amazing. A few weeks ago we got to go to Wicked in Salt Lake. I loved every minute of it and it was better than I ever could have imagined. Standing in line in the freezing weather for six hours was definitely worth it!

Friday, April 24, 2009

SO....about a year ago I took up bike riding. Z and I would cruise all around Salem, and I thought I was getting pretty good. Z grew up riding his bike all over and so he knows how to do a lot of fancy things like jump the curb, which for me is mostly impossible. Regardless of my curb jumping skills I was feeling pretty confident in my abilities so one day as I was leaving my sister-in-law Jamie's house I decide I am going to talk on my cell phone WHILE riding my bike- worst decision ever. I totally crashed, went flying through the air while getting tangled up in my bike. The best part is that when I finally pulled myself up off the asphalt all of these little neighborhood kids are out in their yards are laughing hysterically at me. So embarrassing, I wanted to die. The second best part was that I destroyed my phone. I did not want to pay $300 dollars (what a joke!) to replace my phone mid contract so I went to Wal-Mart and bought the $15 go phone. It is not anything special but it gets the job done for me. Well earlier this week, said phone decides not to work for three days, THREE DAYS! Have you ever gone without your phone for three days? I know I am sounding dramatic here, but it was seriously hard. There were SO many things I couldn't do; Text Google for addresses and phone numbers, call in to the local radio station to win free Taylor Swift concert tickets, pass my half hour drive to work by chatting with someone, check my voicemail, cal my classmates for help on school assignments, call Zachary to make sure he was going to be at the office for my surprise lunch visit, etc. I found myself constantly worrying that I was going to get stranded along the side of a deserted road and have no way to contact anyone. The sad thing is that I NEVER drive on deserted roads....why was I so worried I would end up stranded on one? After the three days were up and my phone decided to start working again I felt like being without a phone wasn't so bad. It was maybe even kind of nice. I still just don't get how people managed without cell phones for so long. I ask my Mom that question all the time, she says they just had to plan. Plan? What? I prefer to make them(plans) up as I go. So don't expect me to give up my cell phone, it may not be a necessity, but I love it.

My school finals are next week- hallelujah! After next Thursday I will be free as a bird for the whole summer(unless you count my job...) It has been so beautiful in Utah as of late I can't wait to spend lots of time outside playing! I just got a new calling to be the 3rd year girls camp certification leader which I am kind of freaking out about. We are having a meeting tomorrow morning and I am supposed to play a get to know you game with my YCL's, any ideas?! It should be an adventure trying to get everything together for Camp, I am sure I will learn a lot. And please don't worry that I have to scout out a 5 mile hike for the third years to go on, they seriously must not know who they are dealing with..... Where does one even begin to "scout out" a 5 mile hike to take a bunch of third year girls on. I wish I would have taken notes all those years I was in girls camp- I really LOVED girls camp when I went so I just hope that the girls will have as great of an experience as I did.

Friday, April 17, 2009

new favorite

I recently purchased this face scrub from Neutrogena and love it! It has a refreshing grapefruit smell and takes care of all my dead dry skin cells (which is a must this time of year.) I feel like it makes my skin brighter and smoother. And it also has a little bit of Salicylic Acid to take care of future breakouts. Everything I could ask for.

Monday, April 13, 2009

First ever NBA game - OH Yeah!

Two weeks ago we went to the Jazz game. It was my first ever NBA game and I was loving every minute of it. Boozer is my fav Jazz player, but no one else there seemed to like him...I really just like the name. Nat and Colby came with us and it is always fun to go out with them. We ate at that pizza place up by the U called, "The Pie." Everyone has always raved about that place, but I didn't really love it. It was definitely total college scene.
The newly engaged couple- Yay!

And of course we celebrated Easter yesterday. Zachary knows how to put together a killer Easter basket- I just love that little bunny he rigged up to hang on the basket like that! Zachary had a football game on Saturday so I went over to the Johnsons for a little BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt. I didn't get any pics, but I just loved watching my nieces and nephews- I don't think they get much cuter than that. I always love Easter Sunday and feel like it is the official beginning of Spring. Over the past week I had been thinking a lot about the Saviors Atoning sacrifice. I am so grateful for that and know that without it nothing would be possible. I just was thinking about how grateful I am for the atonement and the ability it gives me to be sealed to Zachary. He is such an amazing husband and I can't imagine my life without him.