Sunday, January 13, 2013

The beginning of 2013!

Due to lack of time and things that are more important I have been neglecting my blog, I have a chance now though so here is an update on the life of Heather Moat! Today I already wrote a post you can see it here, basically that post is from Christmas and the beginning of December. This post will be the end of December until today! The end of the year is always my favorite, I love the celebrations and the time I get to spend with my friends and family. The last Saturday of 2012 was spent at the Eve's residence. Tiana bought Brandon a huge basketball hoop for Christmas and they needed help putting it together. Aubrey and I decided to help them, we are champs and put the whole thing together while they wrote their sacrament talks for the following Sunday. After we got it set up we played all night! It was so fun and we are hooked! 

This year New Years Eve was very different from the ones I have had in the past. We normally throw a party as roommates but since I didn't have any this year there wasn't a need. Plus there were other parties being thrown so I just went to those. I also had to work at 6am on New Years Day so I couldn't stay out long. The party I did go to was a good one, there were a ton of people and a pinata! I stayed out until 11:30 then came home to watch the ball drop and then went to bed. I made myself a promise that one day I will see the ball drop live from New York...we will see when that happens! 

New Years day was spent working, It was so very cold that morning and after work I felt so sick! I  definitely had a cold and was hating my life. I am so thankful for medicine though that makes it so I can get better, I feel for those that are sick more often then I am. That first week of the year was spent just getting better, I couldn't do much else. Saturday the 5th I did get a new roommate though!! It is true that Natalie Belka is back from her mission and she is living with yours truly. I have loved our first week together and cannot wait to see what this semester brings us. Sunday the 6th was our first Sunday in our new church building! It was so nice and I loved the new building smell. Monday the 7th was the first day of school and I couldn't of had a better first day. I took last semester off for personal reasons and I was happy to get back into the swing of things. I am only taking 2 classes and that is enough for me. I am at the point where I either need to get into Nursing school or do something else until that happens. This semester is when I need to make a decision and go in that direction for Fall... wish me luck. Since last week was the first week of  school it was pretty hectic! There was homework, activities, institute, work and gym time. Aubrey had this crazy idea to do a 12 week body toning workout, and I had the crazy idea to do it with her. The first two days were all upper body workouts and I was so sore for days! I am excited to see what this week brings and can't wait to be done...only 11 more weeks! Tuesday the 8th we went to Institute-we are taking teachings of the Living Prophets it is going to be awesome. Wednesday the 9th Kari and I went to the meeting held by Sorenson communication at the school. In the meeting they threw out 4-5 potential names for when Dixie becomes a University. We have waited for this moment for so long and I cannot believe that it is already here! The final decision has not been made yet it will be done by the end of the week! I really hope they keep Dixie in the name but whatever they choose better be good!

Thursday the 10th we went to the men's basketball game (we totally won) and then we went to Bingo afterwards. We loved playing bingo, we didn't win anything because there were a ton of people but it was still fun. Friday the 11th we put ourselves on lock down and did a lot of homework. We didn't want to be stuck with it all weekend. Yesterday I hung out with my sister and did some much needed shopping for the cruise that in happening in less than one week!! Then I came home picked up Kari, Aubrey, and Nat and we went to lunch at Cafe Rio-it was delicious. Then we went to the Temple and then Smiths. We decided to boycott Wal-Mart for awhile and try out Smiths shopping experience. At first I was a tad overwhelmed (it is weird trust me I know) but in the end I really enjoyed my shopping there and it will happen more often. For dinner we went to Red Robin, then had the desire to do something super fun. I have been craving to go laser tagging for a couple weeks so I threw it out as an idea and everyone liked it! We got our group of 10 and headed over to laser mania to play. We had so much fun and I am very glad that everyone came! After laser tag we all went our separate ways; Kari, Aubrey and I came home and watched the new Spiderman and ate ice cream with cookies. Overall I had a great weekend and don't want to go back to school tomorrow. The good news is Friday we leave for our cruise to the Caribbean and I am so excited I can't even tell you! 10 days in the sun with no work, no school, and no troubles?? I'll take it!  

Very Merry Christmas 2012!

Well it has been awhile since I have done a post, I have just been busy with different things. Since I last wrote on December 9th many things have happened-two of my very best friends moved out, Christmas has come and gone and I survived yet another predicted ending of the world. We will get to all that when the time comes. First off, we did our roommate present exchange on the 9th and it was so great! I have thee bestest friends and roommates that a girl could ask for. We also celebrated Kari's birthday that night with her choice of homemade dinner and better than sex cake. Her birthday was the 22nd but we were all home for Christmas so that is why we did it early. Kari and I went to ward Temple night on the 11th, there were not very many that came so we did a lot of names which we loved. On the 13th we celebrated Tiana's birthday as well, we went to Applebees and then to her house for cake and Glee! The last couple episodes have been disappointing and Fox better step it up come January.

On the 14th we all went to see Playing for Keeps it was so good! If you love Gerard Butler this is the film for you! On the 15th we made yet another trip to Mesquite to play bingo. It was very busy both hours and no one in our group was still fun though we really only go to play. The 15th was also the official move out day at our complex. I hated having two empty rooms and no one to come home to or talk with. I got a new roommate on the 16th but we are on totally opposite schedules and never see each other so I basically live alone. I don't mind most times but it is nice to have a full apartment I can't wait till that happens again.

The chore chart was all assigned to me since I was all alone...thank you Aubrey!

On the 17th we did our last FHE of this year and it was a Christmas/ white elephant party we had a good turn out and some interesting white elephant gifts.  On the 18th Holly and I hung out and I finally finished my Christmas shopping, I just had no idea of what to get for my family this year...hence the procrastination. On the 21st (day that the world was suppose to end...nice try Mayans) I headed to Tooele to celebrate Christmas with my family, this trip up was very hard for me because I had to leave my sister behind (she worked up until Christmas eve then her and Dustin came up). I have not made the trip alone for a long time and it killed me. My sweet mother talked to me a lot though so I was not as lonely. Plus I got to listen to all the glee and Justin Timberlake I wanted since Holly wasn't there to complain.

I made it home and just had the best five and half days ever. I apologize to all those who wanted to see me while I was in Tooele but I am such a homebody when I am home, I just can't help it. We did normal family things during my stay like play games,watch movies and make delicious Christmas treats. On Christmas Eve we always go out to my grandparents and have a big party. Another thing that was very hard for me to do without my dear sister. She called while we were at the party and I could not stop crying I was a mess. After we ate an amazing dinner Santa and Mrs. Claus came to deliver us each one present; a tradition that has been around since my mom was little.

After all was said and done we headed back to Tooele and went to bed. Christmas morning was spectacular my parents out did themselves yet again. I got many things, the most unexpected present was from my grandma. She gave me my very first sewing machine. I hadn't asked for one or ever mentioned that I wanted one but I was thrilled when I opened it! I sat there holding the box in my arms just thinking of all the things I can make. After presents, clean up, and a ham n' eggs breakfast, we visited my dads mom. My dads side is very very big so for presents my grandma makes our gifts. She is also very big into family history, everyone of her kids has a big binder full of family history stuff! Stories, pictures and pedigree charts. This year she decided to give me a binder as my present! I loved it! I have wanted to get into doing my family history and I think this is the push I needed. After visiting my grandma we came home and watched all our new movies. My sister, Dustin and grandparents all arrived around 5 and we had a big Christmas dinner then just talked for awhile. After they left my mom, sister Hailey and I watched brave then went to bed.

I arose early this morning to make the dreaded drive back to St George, I always hate leaving my family! The weather didn't make it any easier either! It was snowing or raining the entire way down. It normally takes me 4 hours but today it took me 6 and I was almost late to work. Never again will I leave home on the same day I have to work. The drive today and being in the cold snow all weekend pushed me to the edge, I am so sick of this crappy weather everywhere I go! I cannot wait until I am on a ship and soaking in the sun for 10 days!! Only 5 more days until our family cruise and even that isn't soon enough.