August 31, 2009


Ok everybody, sorry about the lapse. I'm having trouble breaking my non-blogger habits. :) Floating was awesome, we went last Monday. My roommates and I all went together, it was really fun. We tried staying together as we floated, which was a little difficult because the current did funny things to us and we often got caught on protruding rocks and branches. There were loads of mosquitos... which was lame. Deanna got massacred, I felt so bad! Also, one of the times I fell off my tube (I fell of twice) the current carried me over a couple sharp rocks. I took some pictures of my bruises but they didn't turn out very well so I won't put them up. They were pretty gnarly though. I also lost one of my sandals! Laaaaame. Deanna has been letting me borrow her's. It was fun though! We all had funny experiences to laugh about and I, of course, looked awesome in my bathing suit. :) Juuuuust kiddinngggg...
We ate after we got to Rigby Lake, which I'm now glad I didn't swim in because apparently it's really gross.
I learned how to skip rocks! My friend Ryan taught me. It was very exciting, hahaha.

A few nights ago our hall had a visitor!

We found this bat on the ceiling outside our door. In the evening another bat came and joined it, and the first one left. The next day the second left too. I was bummed. :( It's probably a good thing for the bats though because some of the girls were getting restless and decided to stir them up. Sillies.

I'm really excited for winter semester (well, not the WINTER part...) because my roommates and I have decided to room together again! Bailey isn't going to be here and the apartments we're living in are for 6 people, so we're going to live with Shelby and two of our neighbors named Alyssa and Jessica. I'm totally pumped, Deanna and I are going to live in the same room again. She is such an awesome roommate!

My American Foundations teacher posted another discussion board (I got 18 out of 20 on the other one, btw) called The Socio-Economics of Zion. I haven't read the article yet but it looks more interesting than the other one...

I'm excited to be going home in a week but I think I've found some things to miss.

August 16, 2009

Sunday Cheer

This morning I was going to have a nice bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats before I went to church, but I didn't have time, so I ate it after church instead.

Be sure to tell Joe that I'm eating well, Mom.

Also, a week from tomorrow, our ward is going floating for FHE. It sounds fun and really boring at the same time. Have any of you been? Did you think it was fun?

August 12, 2009

American Foundations Discussion Article

This is the article that Brother Henrichson gave us to discuss.


Things are going pretty well up here. I'm a lot less homesick, probably due to my new friend Shelby, who is awesome and ecourages me to be more social with other people.

Last weekend I went down to Orem and stayed with John and Jenny, and hung out a lot with Elizabeth. It was way fun! I like getting the chance to see John and Jenny and I love getting to know my nephews and niece better. By the way, Elizabeth and I saw 500 Days of Summer and I wouldn't recommend it. >_<

This week has been fairly laid back, because both of my teachers changed their schedules arond a little this week. I've only had one class Monday and Tuesday, and I'll only have one class on Thursday. Today I don't have any classes. :) I took my American Foundations test yesterday and got 100%, woo! Today Shelby and I are going to go to the gardens to work on our Book of Mormon journals, and I need to make my initial post on a discussion board for my Am. Found. class. I'm really nervous about this board, because I've never been active in political discussions before, and I feel like I don't know enough to contribute an educated opinion. Oh well.

Last night I stayed up until about 2am watching the Perseid shower. It was kind of annoying because I had to watch it in the dorm courtyard (or risk being locked out!) and the lights outside were on, but I managed to see 4 meteors all total! Probably 4more than I would have seen in Los Angeles, haha.

Anyways, the REAL point of this post was to let Charles and Laura know that if they bring me up a grande burrito from Ernie's I won't mind. :)

August 2, 2009

Just a note

I got up at 8:00 when the alarm went off this morning, so I could hurry and get ready for church at 9:00. None of my roommates were up, and I knew a couple of them had to take showers so I thought about waking everyone up. THEN I remembered that our ward doesn't start until 11:00. Doh. I shaved my legs at 8:00 anyway so the other girls could take showers. Then I went back to bed. I woke up again at 10:15 which was 15 minutes later than I wanted to wake up, but I said, oh well, I already shaved. I'll just hurry a little. As I started eating my breakfast I realized I didn't have to worry because our ward starts at 11:30. ....oops.
However, I got a 100 on my first (real) college assignment! Woo!

Also, one thing I definitely took for granted back home was a toaster.

August 1, 2009


My first week of college has been pretty good. I've been kind of homesick but Charles and Laura are !awesome! and let me come over to their place. :) My roommates are all really nice, and the one that actually sleeps in the same room as me is also from California. She lives in Visalia.

I'm taking two classes: American Foundations and Book of Mormon. I was taking a writing foundations class but BYU-I got my AP credits this week and I already had credit for the class! So. I dropped it. I'm happy I could too, because that class was a lot of work for 7 weeks. I like both of my classes so far, I only wish I has brought a sweatshirt with me, instead of a thin jacket. Those classrooms are freezing!

I HAVE gone to play raquetball once with one of my roommates, but I forgot to look up how to play again before we left. Since I could only remember half of the rules we worked on our hand-eye coordination, which means we messed around for over an hour. It was fun though.

The other girls in the hall are pretty cool too. One of the girls from Ginger's ward is here and we hang out sometimes. There are two girls a few doors down who are from Tennessee and have awesome accents. I haven't told them that though because everyone else has told them multiple times. Boy that would bother me. haha.

I changed my major from Child Development to Communications. I think instead of doing a minor, I'm going to do this option that they call "clusters". Instead of taking a minor (in which you would take classes worth a total of 25-30 credits) you can take two focused class clusters, each one is worth about 15 credits. I'm going to take an art cluster, probably illustration, but I haven't decided on the other one yet.

Oh, Mom, a couple things that might interest you. On Thursday in our BoM class Br. Rowe was talking about Lehi's dream, and he asked one of the girls in the class to tell us a dream that she had had, and then he asked one of the guys to interpret it. He got it all wrong Mom, I totally had it figured out. I guess mine probably wasn't that accurate either, because I don't know her or anything, but my interpretation sounded way better. Also on Thursday, I think, my roommate made a roast in her slow cooker! It was so good! And then the girls from Tennessee brought over some homemade chicken noodle soup! We all ate together. It was delicious.