Sunday, September 25, 2011

Week 5 and I'm glad to be alive!

Yes folks another week down! Week 5 was much better and less hectic than week 4 for some reason. It was probably due to the fact that I didn't have any tests, and that I followed my detailed schedule more. I guess we'll start out this weekly report with what I did from last Saturday to this Saturday. Last Saturday was the bomb, I didn't work and had the great opportunity to spend 11am-5pm with the best single adults in St. George at the YSA conference. It was so good, I look at it as an EFY for adults. I learned so much about trials, patriarchal blessings, being an example all the time, how to have my life Temple centered and much, much more! We also had the privilege to hear form Dallin H Oaks and his wife, and Elder and sister Rasband from the quorum of the seventy. They all talked about being prepared and making sure we know who we are. Sister Oaks is hilarious, did you know she got married when she was fifty!? Holy cow...for all us 22 year olds, stop freaking out if you aren't dating anyone and not getting married-If sister Oaks can do it so can we. I just loved the whole conference and wish they did it every week!

After the conference Tiana and I went on a little roommate date, she is one of my best friends and we're both really busy and we hardly get bonding time. So we decided to go to Pancho and Leftys for dinner, it was delicious! (Plus we had a totally cute waiter) That night also happened to be a wedding reception for one of my co-workers she is also a great friend. So T and I took a leisurely drive out to Pinevalley, it was so beautiful and chilly out there. Her reception was so good and she looked amazing.

The rest of the week just flew by, I went to the gym everyday except Wednesday which was so good. I worked everyday but Tuesday because I had institute which was awesome. Austin came with me and then we went to Olive Garden for dinner, and then to Lindsey's for her belated birthday party. It was so good to hang out with those two just like old times. Wednesday Thursday and Friday I just worked. Saturday I went to dinner and reunited with Kayla Garbett Marshall!! It was sooo great to see her and talk all night. I miss her and will make sure we keep in touch!

It's also been awhile since I've talked to my BFF Hillary and last night she called me! It was so exciting to talk to her and we are both so upset that it has been a whole month since we've talked. This up coming weekend is conference and the roomies and I have tickets!!! So sometime during our up north adventure Hill will meet up with me so I can't wait for that, I miss this girl so much!

Then last night we went to Walmart and then did our weekly tradition of sleeping out in the front room as roommates we do it every Saturday and love it! Then today was awesome, Jaelle and I did our visiting teaching for the month and testimony meeting was better than ever!

This week was really the best week I have had in a long time! I have a great life with lots of friends and people who care about me I am a very lucky girl :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I just love music, it is so powerful and I can't imagine my life without it. With that, I thought I would do a post about all my favorites today! I hope you enjoy these and hopefully you hear something new :)
My first favorite is Stronger by Sara Evans, it is just so uplifting because we all have bad days and trials but it's the getting up the next day and trying to get better that matters! I just love it.

I also found out yesterday that Kelly Clarkson is coming out with a new album!! I love her and can't wait for it to come out. Her single Mr know it all it so good! Kelly always knows how to speak to me.

We all have those people who make our knees shake and our heart beat faster Mat Nathanson knows how we feel! This song is up beat and definitely gets stuck in the brain!

The script is really a newer band this song nothing comes off their second album. We have all had those relationships or crushes where the other person doesn't feel the same way and this song says it all.

Of course I love anything glee, this song comes from the last episode of season two. I have a lot if inspiring people in my life and some that have changed me for the better. Some that make me want to be a better person, others that just amaze me by how caring and selfless they are. For good is a very powerful song and makes me realize how truly blessed I am!
I think those are my top favorites today! I always know that music will be a huge part of my life. I am thankful for all those that took their talent and turned into superstars. I don't think I could survive without Avril Lavigne for advice, Taylor Swift for a good cry, and Carrie Underwood on how to get revenge! If you don't, take the time listen to the lyrics and the meanings of all your favorites you'll be amazed at what you find!

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's only week 4?!

I am loving this fall of 2011 semester, don't get me wrong, but lately I have felt like I am drowning. Since my last update school has gotten more hectic. I started having tests which means more of a need to study. I really need A's in two of
my lecture classes, granted they are retakes but I still need to try. Medical terminology kicks my butt, there are so many different prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms in the medical world! I am catching on though, even when I am not in class I find myself breaking down words to find their's a little nerdy I know. Coop is just nuts! It's a class that gives you credit for working, it's online and sort of a lot of busy work. I think I have it under control as long as I do all my assignments on/before Thursday night-they are due Friday at 10pm-it worked this week so I am sticking to it! I am also in a fitness center class that requires me to workout 2 hours a week...sounds easy but it's hard to find the time. I am forced to get up at 6 am, 2-3 days a week. I am a morning person but it's still difficult to get up that early to workout. Something must be working because I have lost 2lbs!!! I weighed my
self after todays workout and was so happy!

I didn't think that IHC would be scheduling me so much but they are. I work almost everyday except Tuesdays, and every other Sunday. I am grateful for the hours but it's still hard to manage some days!

Through all the mandatory stuff (school and work) I still try to find time
for myself, last weekend I went on a date, we went to Antigravity, it was so fun! If you have not been there you
need to go. I have also made a goal to go to institute every Tuesday and so far I really love it. Institute is the best thing I could do during my week-other than going to the temple which I am going to do every Wednesday morning starting this week. I also like to get treats, this week I went to Krave because it had been awhile, and I was in heaven! I am going back soon...I went to Orange peel today and chugged my sweet tooth smoothie, I also had a F'real shake this week too..haha I really ate a lot of treats this week!

Student Government is going so good, we have an excellent team this year! Last week we had the opportunity to do a Q&A with Steve Caplin who is the new chair for the board of Trustees for Dixie. It was really awesome to stress our concerns and have him inform us about the on
goings of our dear Dixie school. Our club chartering is also going fantastic! We have made many new clubs and there are many more to come! I have a ton of new friends and just love the atmosphere of the student gov room when I walk in.

The biggest stress that I have been faced with was getting my nursing application done and turned in..Well, it's in and all up to the Lord now. I know whatever happens is his will and I will be taken care of one way or another! Jessica Mitchell and I turned our apps in together and then went to lunch it was great. I received a grommet at our 9/11 ceremony last Sunday and it's said that they bring the recipient luck so hopefully that's true!

That is pretty much the last 4 weeks, I know it will get better I just need to weed out my needs from my wants and make sure I follow my organized daily schedules!