Friday, April 20, 2012

Phone Calls

I love getting phone calls from people that are willing to spend hours talking about nothing, especially when we are talking about inside jokes for the thousandth time! I've spent a lot of time this past week on the phone talking to some pretty fun people that are far away right now, and am so glad that I can talk to them even when they can't be with me. I've been known to talk an ear off on the phone, especially when I was younger, so it was nice to take a break from texting and be able to talk for a little while.

Surprisingly, I am missing school right now. Okay let me rephrase that...I am missing the social aspect of school and the many adventures that we have been known to have. It is so weird to think that I am so far away from so many people that I have grown to love, and that I won't be seeing them for a while. When I was at school, my roommates and I always sat down and talked about the random details of the day, and I surprisingly miss this so much...which is when the phone calls come in handy! I never really thought that I'd be saying this, but I am excited to be back in the burg in a few months and see those that I miss seeing everyday!

But in the mean time, I need those friends of mine to hurry up and finish school so the partying can begin in Bellevue!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Work, work, work.

Tomorrow my family is going back to school and work, which means that I will have the house to myself for a few hours each time!!! Haha, I wish! Both of my friends that were here earlier have returned to school, which means that I am counting down the days until they and some of my other friends come home for the summer. Until then, I will be working at the pool starting tomorrow. I am sort of excited to start working, not only to get extra money, but also to get more of a regular schedule going. I will also be starting up p90x again...I stopped while I was at school due to a knee injury that held me back for a while and then I just got lazy. Fingers crossed that I will stick to it this time!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Country Music?

Yep....I'm maybe, probably, definitely hooked! I've always kind of liked it, but lately I've really been craving it! And by craving it, I mean it is all that I have been able to listen to for the last few days. I guess Idaho has rubbed off on me a little bit! Oh well, what can you do??

Let the singing begin! Yippee!

Sail away from the Harbor.

I saw this on pinterest and couldn't help but think how true this is. It is the risks that you take that help you to know what you want most in life. No one can make these choices for you; its up to you. I know all too well that taking risks is not by any means easy to do, but the outcomes from taking theses risks can make the world of a difference. Mark Twain has said it best. The risks that you take will be worth it, just take that leap of faith and trust that you will be okay in the end...because after all is said and done, you will be. Never forget or question that.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunny Bellevue...what is this?!

My first weekend home was pretty fun! The weather was awesome, which doesn't happen very often in Bellevue, especially in April. After being picked up at the airport on Friday night, I went to get frozen yogurt with my family and stopped by my grandparents house to say hello. On Saturday I met up with one of my favorite people ever, Elizabeth was SO good to see her! She was just in town for the weekend, so I was very lucky that it just happened to be the weekend that I came home. We went and saw a movie and then fed some ducks at the pond at Robinswood park.
After hanging  out with the LB-ster, I met up with an old friend that I haven't seen for a long time. It was really nice to catch up with him and find out what he is up to! We went hot tubbing and then watched a movie at my house, it was a lot of fun! For Easter, I went to church and hung out with my family. I had some of my out of town family come into Bellevue to eat dinner with us. It was super chill and laid back, which I am always a fan of!! (Even if I fall asleep and get socks, pillows and keys thrown at me to wake me up....guess its better than getting woken up by someone picking your nose...BUBBA!).

My fingers are crossed that even after my friends go back to school, I can still find things to do to entertain myself until they come home for the summer!! Keep the warm weather coming, Bellevue!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Airpot Maddness

I am currently sitting at the Salt Lake City Airport waiting for my flight to take off. I have about 3 hours to wait, so I have a lot of sitting around doing nothing time. I don't know how I do it, but for some reason every time I go through security (sa-currrrity...haha Annie, Michelle and Marquel!) I somehow manage to be the one person picked in line to go through the full body scanner. I promise, this little 5'0 girl in jeans and t-shirt is not a threat!! Oh well, at least I was able to get through and get some food. I rode the bus from Rexburg down to the airport without eating more than a few crackers, so needless to say, I was more than thrilled when I saw the big Starbucks sign next to my gate. I haven't had my usual peppermint hot chocolate since Christmas time, so I was a very happy girl! I should be getting into Seattle around 9pm Pacific time, which means just a few more hours and my summer break has officially begun!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Goodbye...Adios...Ta Ta For Now...

Well, its of 10 am this morning, I am no longer a college freshman. :) Finals are done and over with. My apartment is spotless. Luggage stacked by the door. My keys are ready to turned in. Checked and ready to board the plane home tomorrow. I only have a few more hours left in Rexburg, and only a few more hours to spend with some people that I have grown to love and be very close with. I'm not looking forward to the hard goodbyes, but I know it won't be a goodbye forever. I'm so blessed to be where I am right now with so many amazing people that will never be forgotten. There are so many memories that still make me laugh to this day, and I am so excited to for the ones we will make when we all return in a few short months. I thought I would give a few shout outs to some people that have had a huge impact on this semester and all of the good times we have had.

1. To the Chileans: You all are so awesome! It is crazy to think that we have really only known you guys for a few months, especially when I think about all that we have done in that short time. Good job at all of your basketball games...even though you lost every game except for one, it was still fun cheering for you guys. Thanks for all the temple trips and bon fires. Some of my favorite memories of this semester is when we are all just hanging out together and doing whatever crazy thing we could think of. I love that ever since that first game of catch phrase we played and the bon fire we had that first weekend, we've continued getting to know you guys better and enjoying every minute of it. Sorry for the pranks you've been the victims of....hope you can laugh about it now! ;) It will be very weird not having all of you here in the fall!

2. To my Traveling Friends: So many of my favorite memories from this semester have been from the trips we have taken. It is crazy to think how much we were able to do in a few short weekends. It was so much fun meeting Mikele's family in Yakima, going to the beach and meeting the Fletcher family in California and throwing some chalk at the Festival of Colors in Utah. There are so many inside jokes that we have from these trips and so many times where I found myself not wanting to return to Rexburg when the weekend ended. I love how close we all got during the long and hot car rides, many gas station stops, and all nighters we pulled. I can't wait for the trips we take next semester!!

3. To Mikele: You are seriously one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I have loved getting to know you better this semester, and am so said that I didn't get to know you and Annie last semester! You have such a big heart and are always so wiling to lend a hand when one is needed. You finally made it through Anatomy, thats so exciting!! Good job on all that hard work, I don't know how you did it. I love that you are always up for having fun and somehow think of the funnest things to do, even if it means you are begging us to dare you to do something...promise?! :) Have a blast in Ecuador, you're going to have so much fun! I can't wait to hear all about it next semester. Love you!!
4. To Marquel: It is crazy to think that we have finally finished our second semester...finally!! It has been fun living with you this year and I can't thank you enough for all the fun times we have had. It is fun looking back through all the pictures and videos we have taken. I still think you are crazy for taking all online classes because there is no way I could have done it!! I hope you have an amazing time on your trip...still jealous by the way! Don't forget to wear that band aid on your finger and sleep with that knife by your bed! You goober! I am excited to see you in the fall and hear all about how your summer went! Thanks for being such a great roommate!!!

5. To Michelle: You are one of the most giving people I know! Thank you for all of the rides you have given me and for all the times you have offered to make me food just because you feel like making someone food! I love that you are always laughing and know how to have a good time! It has been so fun getting to know you over the last two semesters and seeing how much has changed within just a few months...crazy!!! I love that you have changed your major more times than I can count and knowing you, it will change a few more times between now and when you graduate :) Keep me posted on what happens with the hair/nail school, I think that would be so cool to do! Thanks for everything!!

6. To Annalee: My bathroom buddy. Where do I begin with you? It is crazy to think about having to say goodbye to someone that you've grown to be so close with. Thank you for all the all nighters, all the advice, for all the laughs, for the time we spent looking out our window watching people go by, lunches at the crossroads and so much more. You are so kind and have such a giving heart. I love that you are so "go get them" about everything. I am so excited to turn on the TV one day and see you on the sports channel being the sports broadcaster, you're going to do a great job! I laugh when I think about so many times we've done absolutely nothing and still had such a fun time, or even the many times I've walked into my room only to find you asleep on my bed! And yes, your language and funny sayings are catchy...but I think I have heard you snort when you laugh a few times here and there... :) Love you Manners.

It is safe to say that I have been blessed with so many great people this semester. I am one heck of a lucky girl.
*Shout out to Tad Pole!

Sophomore year...ready or not, here I come!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Let the "Lasts" Begin

Tonight we had our last FHE. Unlike most Mondays, a few of us headed over to the pool at the Pinnacle Security Center...I didn't know they had a pool, but apparently they do, which is really cool! All semester we have been trying to find a hot tub that we can go in since the hot tub at Apline is for guys only. Lucky enough for us, the hot tub at the Pinnacle Center has one that is open to anyone, so we made sure to get as much hot tub time in as we could. It was so much fun to just hang out, play some water volleyball and share some final laughs in before the semester is over. After swimming we got some pizza, which was perfect because I was so hungry at this point!

Today was my last Monday of being here in Rexburg. I washed my last load of laundry. My last weekend with my friends is over. The list of lasts goes on and will continue going on for a little while longer. I go home in 3 days. My room is completely packed minus a few things here and there that I will need by the end of the week. As excited as I am to be going home, it is kind of sad to realize that this semester really is coming to an end and goodbyes are starting to be said. The last 3 months have been a crazy, exciting, insane, and a memory filled blast! There are some people that I have gotten really close to and I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to get to know them and to have had so many crazy adventures that will not be forgotten. Some of these goodbyes will be temporary and only last until the fall semester begins in September. Others will be more long term that will last much longer. I am not the best at saying goodbye...I got that one from my wish me luck that I will be able to get through them. This week is just starting and I will be boarding the plane before I know it, so I am going to enjoy the last few moments of my freshman year of college. College is awesome. It is not what I thought it would be when I first rolled into this tiny little town, for so many reasons. It has been a hard year to say the least, but one that I can proudly walk away from and will never forget. I once said that I didn't want anything to do with BYU Idaho, but I am now beginning to understand why I have been put here, in Rexburg, and can't wait to see what the future has to hold.

This past week has been absolutely crazy. Things I never thought would happen have happened, which makes me curious to see what will happen next. It is so funny to look back and connect dots, only to realize why things happen the way they happen. Everything truly does happen for a reason, and although we don't always have a perfect understanding of why things happen the way they do, in the end it seems to work out and to be okay. My fingers are crossed that dots will continue to be connected and I am excited to see what happens next.

Back to studying for finals and writing my last few papers.
3 more days until summer.
3 more days until summer.
3 more days until summer.