Monday, May 9, 2011


26 days till my first Half Marathon and my 21st Birthday!
37 days till I'm done with school for 18 months!
41 days till Annie and I fly home to Maryland!
47 days till New York City!
50 days till I get to go through the Washington D.C. Temple!
72 days till I enter the MTC!
100 daysish till I'm officially in Spain!

I have so much to look forward to, now I just need to make it through the next couple weeks of working full time and taking two classes...

Friday, April 22, 2011

iv stands for IV

It all started on Wednesday night.  We were all done with finals and going out to celebrate at Cafe Rio for dinner.  Annie started getting this weird pain in her side as we were leaving.  I didn't really think much of it, but was a little worried she'd feel better soon.

We went to McDonalds for sundaes after and Annie's pain started getting really bad.  She called her mom and she told us we should definitely go to the ER.  So we ran home, got Annie's insurance card and we were off to the Emergency Room!  When we got there we had to wait for a while, she went in to rate her pain and obviously she didn't convince them she was in enough pain because we had to wait for almost an hour.  (There actually were a lot of other more urgent looking cases though, so we understood).  It was ok though - well I guess I wasn't the one in pain, but we had Dillon and the Hannah Montana movie to entertain us!  Every time we laughed, Annie would hurt even more, so we probably weren't the best distractions.  

We finally got in to see the doctor.   Annie got to dress in a beautiful hospital gown...

And gave her dying wishes...just kidding (I hope we didn't offend anyone)

They had to give her an IV and she was really scared (it was the first time she had ever gotten an IV!).  I was there to hold her hand though :)

We had to wait around for a while more, but we stayed occupied.  Again with Dillon there, it was never boring haha

She bled some (dont worry, her IV just spilled out a little)

Then she got wheeled out for a CAT scan 

Then got really pale from all the drugs she was on..

The doctor came back and told us they didn't find anything in the scan or blood sample.  We were a little disappointed that we didn't know what the pain was caused by, but also relieved it was nothing serious that we could tell (at least at this point).  We wheeled her out at about 2 am.  It was an eventful night to say the least!  

Friday, April 15, 2011


Lets just talk about how productive I've been today... Well not so much.  Woke up late, went to a review! yay me.  Went to the lib (although I wasn't completely focused), went outside with Karalyn and Paul and watched people and talked about life.  Then I had to go eat food so I could be productive studying.  We got JDawgs, I went home and ended up taking a nap and now here I am about to get really productive.  But where else other then the Family History dept in the library could be so productive?  I love it here.  And I finally have a table to myself.  I hate the crowded library during finals.  Good luck with finals!

Disco skating from our ward activity the other night.  What a fun night!
p.s. check out this awesome music video... Sorry for the bad pixelation

Sunday, April 3, 2011

la vida es buena

So I've been slacking again...with blogging that is.  Life has been really good to me lately.  And when I try to think about what it is specifically, I cant really place my finger on it, but I've just been really happy lately.  Maybe its been the good weather?  I just feel like I've been more in control of my life lately, which I absolutely love.

Countdown till I'm done with school for 18+ months: 8 days of classes and 5 finals.  The end is near!!!  (maybe thats whats making me so happy?)

Karalyn, JaNae, and I went out to dinner last night while the boys were at priesthood - here are a couple pics from the night.  We had a great time eating at Olive Garden and enjoyed their delicious Raspberry Lemonade!!

p.s. Have a mentioned I'm running a half marathon on June 4th?!  Anyone that wants to join let me know!  I'm starting to train, so if you have any good workout schedules, I'd love to hear them!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Meet Annie.  She is a happy, beautiful, talented, amazing person.  I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like Annie.  She is my roommate and I am probably one of the luckiest people to have her in my life.  No joke.  This girl has done more for me in the three years we have known each other than I think she realizes.  She is my best friend.  I love her to death.  I know I can tell Annie anything and everything (which I probably do too much) and I hope she feels the same way with me.  The funny thing is we are actually quite different.  Its weird when I think about how different we are sometimes, but at the same time we somehow just get each other.

I will never forget the first time I met Annie... I was in my dorm in 1222 Chipman Hall my Freshman year, unpacking with my mom and sisters and this cheerful, upbeat girl comes bounding into my room.  "Hi, I'm Annie!  I live two doors down...."  Ever since then we have done so much together, been through so many fun times together, suffered through lots of hard times together, and have stayed great friends through all of it.  I know whenever I'm with Annie I will have a good time.  She always makes me feel like she really cares about my life.

Freshman Year ^
 Sophomore Year ^

And this year...

I think the thing that really scares me, and actually really depresses me is thinking of leaving Utah and coming back in a year and a half without this girl.  I cant imagine BYU without her and I hope I can survive without her caring, amazing self.  For reals though.  Annie has made me a better person.  I know we will stay friends forever.  (At least we better!) 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

So I know I've been slacking on posting lately...But I have been working hard on other things, so thats good right?  I've had a HUGE Computer Science project that has literally been overtaking my life.  But I turned it in at 11pm last night, so life is good.  Well except for the fact that now I have to catch up on all the rest of my classes...  Wish me luck :)

p.s. See this movie.. I saw it on Saturday and its good.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Yep, thats where I'm going to be spending the next 18 months of my life starting on July 20th!  M├ílaga, Spain!!   I literally cannot stop thinking about it.  And the few times that I do forget about it for just a few minutes (ok seconds...), and then remember again, I just get re-excited all over again.  I still don't think it has completely hit me.  I'm going to be living in Spain, preaching the Gospel to the people there, and I couldn't be more excited!!!  Basically thats been my life for the past 4 days.  I think it goes without saying that I haven't been able to focus on much of anything else...  I keep trying to plug away at school work (silly, right? haha) but I would much rather be printing off my passport picture or shopping online with my mom for clothes that are only on sale today, or start trying to learn Spanish!  But sadly, as much as I want to do these things (and actually do these things...) I really have quite a lot of homework to do.  Lets hope I can make it through this week of school...

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