Friday, March 30, 2012

Gonna Soak up the SUN!!!!

I. Love. St George! The weather last week was beautiful and this week is just the same. Today I arrived on campus and found that the fountain had been turned on. Dixie State College students know when the fountain is on that summer is on it's way (it get's turned off in the winter).

Anyway, last week (March 19th-23rd) treated me very well considering it was the first week back. Monday was an easy class day and I didn't work so I had plenty of free time to get caught up. I cleaned my room and bathroom, did homework, paid bills, went to Zumba with Randi and then made crepes for dinner. Tuesday was a normal Student Government Tuesday, there is constuction all over campus including the building that our leadership room is in and somedays it sounds like alien invasion is happening. Wednesday and Thursday I worked it was super busy both days. We canceled our FHE on Monday and moved it to Thursday, so Thursday after work I headed to our BBQ and the Dixie baseball game. I decided that I am not a fan of watching baseball, I love supporting  my dear Dixie school but baseball is not my thing. After FHE we went home, made Rand a wedding countdown chain and then did some studying.

 Friday I worked till 2:30 and then my weekend started. Tiana and I went to get pedicures-greatest thing after a long work week-then we went to sonic for half priced slushies and drinks. Friday night was spent eating pizza, watching college ball on TV, doing some homework and ending it with Towerhiest. Saturday I got up early to finish my homework and workout, then I went to work till 7. Saturday night is always girls night so all my closes friends came over and we went to walmart, painted nails and watched the First Wives Club. 

Sunday was pretty normal...except the fact that we got a new bishop!! I've had the same YSA bishop for 3 years now and it's so weird to have a new one. My roommates went to our old bishops house that night and gave him and his great wife cookies. It took everything I had not to cry, he's a great man and I am seriously going to miss him dearly.  Like I said this week was super slow and it was great! The next few weeks are seriously going to be crazy-school is ending!! It's bitter sweet because I want it to be over but I don't want to do the necessary work for that to happen. I wish I could graduate but not do any work to accomplish that! Only in a perfect world! 

Spring Break 2012

Sadly, spring break went quicker than quick! I worked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday then went home Wednesday-Sunday. Work was crazy-I felt like I lived at the office those days. Wednesday was the best though because I found out that I was chosen to be employee of the quarter for last quarter!! My goal for probably the last year has been to be the employee of the quarter, I got a gift card and my name is on the plaque in the office. My motive for being a great employee isn't to get recognition but it's always nice to get some.

Wednesday after work I hurried home to pick up my stuff and sister then we headed to T-Town. My parents were not expecting us until Thursday afternoon so that was fun surprising them. We left St George so late and ended up getting home around 10:30 so at first we freaked my parents out but then they were so happy! We chatted for a while then went to bed.

Thursday we slept in and didn't really do much until later in the day. My mom literally had the whole weekend planned out so Thursday was my only day to make plans with friends. Every college has different Spring Breaks so there really wasn't anyone in town to hang out with so I was really excited to find out that Zack Kotyk was home from his mission so I could have at least one friend to see. So we hung out Thursday night-got caught up with each other's lives, I  heard lots of his crazy stories and we just laughed and acted like he wasn't even gone for two years. I also made sure he got up to date on all the latest movies so we watched Iron Man II and it was so great! Lets be honest, that was the first time I saw it too. After the movie we went to get slurpees-I have to get one every time I am up north because southern Utah doesn't have a single 7-11! Friday was mom and kids day, my mom took work off and we just hung out all day. We made a spring wreath from scratch, I swear my mom is just brilliant and so very crafty.  We also went to the new smoothie/frozen yogurt place in town, it was delicious!

Plastic Wreath

Flowers that we put in the wreath

Finished wreath

 Friday night we didn't have anything planned so I got to hang out with Zack again! He came over and played just dance 3 with us and then we watched one of my favorite movies Super 8. It was fun and I was surprised how well he danced, my brother was the champ for at least 6 songs and then Zack just got up and de-throned him it was freaking hilarious! March two years ago my parents were married and then my family was sealed in the Manti, Utah Temple. It was one of the best days of my life and an event I will cherish forever. Every March we go to the Temple and celebrate our anniversary by doing a baptismal session. This year we decided to go to the Jordan River Temple, it was the bomb. After the Temple we went to my grandparents house for a st. patricks day spaghetti lunch. After that it was naptime, then time for bowling and laser tagging with my family. Each one of my family members are excellent bowlers and if we joined a league we'd kick trash! After my family time Zack and I decided to hang out just one last time before I went home. We literally drove all around Tooele County-looking at the new editions to our town and just talking about life. Sunday morning was his homecoming he did so great! Then I went to my home ward and realized I have thee best ward and miss them so very much. We ate Sunday dinner then had a very emotional goodbye around four and then headed back to St George. I loved being home and will return there sooner than later.

1st game scores

2nd game scores

I arrived home and found out that my beautiful roommate Randi got engaged! I am so happy for her and Nickolas!

Monday, March 12, 2012

It Happens!

Ain't no rhyme or reason
No complicated meaning

Ain't no need to over-think it
Let go, laughing
Life don't go quite like you planned it
We try so hard to understand it
The irrefutable, indisputable fact is
Pshh It happens

Life is just as this song says, very unpredictable and it just happens. I have not blogged over two weeks and I am so sorry!  Since my last post I've obviously done a ton with my life! The week of the 30th-3rd was the week for voting! Sadly we didn't quite have the amount of votes that we wanted...we had less than a 1,000 students vote-it was depressing!  In the end Brody, Wyatt and Greg won and are our new students leaders for the upcoming school year. 

VP of Academics, Student Body Pres, and VP of clubs!
That week all I did was study and work. I hate microbiology and can't wait til it's over!!!  I am so thankful for Aubrey and Sydney though because without these two girls I would literally be so dead right now. Praise study groups! I have never really had huge midterms before this semester, and let me tell you I do not like them. My micro lab midterm was horrible, I studied so hard and still the answers didn't come. Thank heavens for great teachers who curve and give us more than we deserve. I ended up walking out with a B and am very pleased with that! Last week was just hard, this week is SPRING BREAK and by the time this week comes around most students are just so done! Of course all your professors have to give you tests and a lot of other stuff to do. Last week I had two tests and some little homework assignments. I was in the library everyday and just never had a free moment. I did very well on both my tests and all my assignments. Tuesday my grandparents were passing by on their way to vacation so we got breakfast. I love my grandparents and am so grateful for them. Tuesday I also went to Cafe Rio with the 'Write-Ean in' committee, it was delicious and I am so glad I could help Ean even if we didn't win. He had  more votes than any write in ever has so that's a win in my eyes! That night our ward had a girls basketball game, I have not played bball in like ages and was so rusty and nervous to play. In the end we had a team plus one  two show up and I didn't have to play as long. We had some superstars show up and we played a great game. We lost but it was still so fun! I didn't get any pictures of anything this week and I am so mad. I did however get pictures of our midweek Princess party that happened on Wednesday. The relief society has been around for 170 years! Isn't that amazing? Our incredible presidency put together an awesome birthday party and I loved every second of it. I won't upload all the pics but just some, they did a princess theme obviously and made every table a different princess table. 

We had to sit at the princess Tiana table for my roommate Tiana!

Rand and I are thee fairest of them all!

She loved the candy bar!

These are just a few of them, they took every princess and made the table around her and her movie! The tables were awesome and I really enjoyed being a princess for a couple hours! After this activity we just went home and actually watched Tangled and did some homework. Thursday and Friday consisted of studying, taking tests, and rushing to work. I had so much to do these two days and was constantly in panic mode I felt. By the time I got off work Friday night though I had everything done and Spring break 2012 had begun. I took a much needed personal trip to Walmart was there for like an hour then went home thinking I was ready for bed but no. The roommates decided we were hungry and went to McDonalds. After that though I was so tired and went to bed. Saturday morning my grandparents were driving back through on their way home so we met up for breakfast once again (this week was not a normal week I NEVER eat out this much...don't judge me) this time Hol and I decided to pay. My grandpa hates when we offer to pay so while he was not looking we stole the bill and paid, he loved it! He called my mom that night and told her all about it. It made us feel so great! Saturday night was girls night-we ate treats and watched the new footloose it was really good. It wasn't as good as the first but it wasn't worse if that makes sense. My favorite was the songs, they did the same ones but remade them. Holding out for a hero was the best. We also watched Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler, freaking hilarious! I loved it and will probably buy it!

Since Saturday was daylight savings time it was so hard Sunday to get up at a reasonable time. I love the results of the time change but getting my body used to them sucks. So after we slept so late  we made waffles and then went to Church it was uplifting! For dinner I Had a little date with Tiana, everyone else was doing other things so we ate chicken Alfredo together it was nice to have time to just chat with Tiana about life. After dinner Rand came home and Tiana left so Rand and I had our own movie night, we watched Jack and Jill again since they weren't due til 9. After that we played phase ten with the group it was fun! I did so well and was in third place after all was said and done. We then took a late night trip to Dennys there is no school this week and we need to party it up.  Funny story about Dennys though-we walked in and became regulars! The waitress has been the same one every Sunday night and she just loves us. After Dennys we watched a law and order episode and then called it a night! 

Like I said this week is Spring Break, I wish I was going to Cali or somewhere warm and beachy but I am just going home for a few days! I really miss my family and can't wait. In the end home is better than any other vacation ever! I hope everyone has such a great week I know I will!!