November 11, 2011


I'm wondering if I should even bother to decorate my blog for winter this year...

June 29, 2011


I turned twenty this month. It was nice.

19 years...

and 20!
The difference is just staggering. Don't you think?
I just realized I am wearing the same jacket in those pictures... Yep. Just staggering.

It was also the birthday of my dear siblings, Joseph, John, and Judy.

It was ALSO Fathers' Day.
I'm pretty sure this is one of my favorite pictures of my parents. Ever.

Happy June everyone! Hope it was great!

p.s. Having talked with my good friend Shelby and then later, my roommate, I've decided I want a teacup pig.

Aaaaaah. So cute.

June 2, 2011

Last Thursday

I took a trip down to Salt Lake for one of my best friends' wedding.

Okay as I was finishing that sentence I realized that it was grammatically incorrect somewhere. Let me rephrase.

Last Thursday I took a trip down to Salt Lake to attend the wedding of one of my best friends.

That's a little better.

It was so great. They were so happy. She looked so beautiful. Life is just wonderful.
Nicole and her bridesmaids...

The group from BYUI, plus Nicole's sister. I love the way Nicole is laughing in this one.

And the way they are both laughing in this one. I think at this point Dave was wrestling with some internal dilemma, about whether or not Nicole would look nice with cake in her face.

Luckily, he decided it wasn't worth it to find out.

May 31, 2011


in class, I dehorned a cow. I felt terrible. Those cows were not happy.
Oh well.

Anyway. (I use that word a lot in my posts... I also start many of them off with the title "Today", and then continue from there. I guess there are just certain methods I prefer??) Today I saw that ModCloth is having a sale.

I like ModCloth...

and I like sales...
I really just like the name of this top. "White Here, White Now". hehe. (much better if you take the 'r' out of 'Here' also)

So great.

(All images from ModCloth)

May 26, 2011

Oh hey there, it's me again.

Vanessa started a blog for The Fruitful Nut (our booth at the farmers' market).

If you're in Idaho and are interested in the market at all, follow it! I believe she'll be updating it frequently with information about our products.

"The Fruitful Nut"

I've washed my hands fifty times but I can still smell it

Today we had to check some cows to see if they were pregnant. I stuck my arm in some of them.

Inside their...



It was pretty gross, but it was also kind of satisfying. Is that weird?
Never mind, I know it's weird.

Anyway. I feel like this was a big step for me. I've felt around the inside of a cow. It was warm and squishy.

Now, if you'll excuse me I am going to go wash my hands again in a desperate attempt to rid them of the stench.

p.s. I've recently been introduced to the music of Mindy Gledhill. Isn't she so cute?

May 24, 2011

I just signed in to Blogger on Internet Explorer

For some reason it's not working on Firefox right now.

The font on my blog looks terrible on Internet Explorer. It's gross. So... if any of you are using it, switch to Firefox. 'Kay? :)

p.s. Guess what I'm leaving for Utah on THURSDAY because Nicole is getting married on FRIDAY! Woohooooooo!

p.p.s. I just opened Blogger in a new tab to find that post to link to Nicole and the font was okay, so I guess there isn't much reason for this post anymore but I'm putting it up anyway. Okay. Much love. Bye.

May 22, 2011

For the Children

Aren't these so neat? When I was younger I used to take a book and go sit in my mom's car to read all by myself. I would have loved to have a special place like this!

May 16, 2011


Vanessa and I worked the Idaho Falls farmers' market on Saturday, and I took a few pictures of our booth. We don't really have any fresh produce yet, so for now we're selling dried fruit and nuts from California. It's a little awkward sometimes when people ask us what these products have to do with BYU-Idaho.

"...Well... we package them at the school...? But we'll be bringing in our own produce soon! Really!"

Anyway, it's still delicious, and it's fun.

Aaaaand today in FHE we finger-painted. We partnered up and painted each other, then put all the paintings together and made a "family" portrait. Aren't we a handsome bunch?

May 13, 2011

Three reasons I love Rexburg

1. The skies

2. The company

3. The boots

May 9, 2011

Excuse my opinion

There is a game I've seen to be prevalent in social activities among the student wards here at BYUI called "Pass the Orange". I'm not sure how popular it is in other places, I'm sure there are lots of variations.
Anyway, I do not like this game at all.

The object of the game is to successfully pass an orange down a row of people by sticking the orange between your chin and neck. The next person grabs the orange with their chin/neck and it travels down the line the same way. You aren't allowed to use your hands.

I don't understand why people think this game is appropriate! Thank you, but I do not want a guy's face that close to my chest. Really.

What do you all think? Have you heard of this game? Do you think it's inappropriate or is it just a fun silly game I'm making a big deal out of?

Ugh. All I know is I left the ward FHE early tonight. :(

May 8, 2011

I took...

a walk today. Even though it was cold and cloudy. Isn't the sky so beautiful?

I really like track pictures.

But I like them better when they're sideways.

Or upside down.
Hugh thinks I'm kind of weird.

Happy Mothers' Day, Mom! I love you!

April 27, 2011


I got a job working for the school's farmers' market! I'm really excited.
...but also nervous, because guess what. I have to get a permit to drive the big twelve passenger vans.

Good thing I am such an excellent driver!
Oh... wait...

I also need a permit to drive one of these babies, but they look like way more fun than a huge boxy van. Don't you think?
(photo courtesy of my bff John Deere. Yeeeah)

It'll be fun though. I hope. A good experience at the very least.

Also. I'm taking a swimming class this semester, and during the break I was talking with my brother about how great it would be if there were some attractive men in the class and lamenting how we doubted there would be many men period, let alone those of the aesthetically pleasing sort.
Guess what. There are several. It's great.

April 21, 2011


I have a fish. I named him Achilles. But I think he is going to die.
Is this a Riggs curse or something? I don't get it.

He came from a friend who kept him in a martini glass through fall and winter semester. I don't know if he was sick but if he was he lived through it for a long time. Why is he sick now?? I gave him a bowl and a plant. His life was supposed to get better.

He has been pretty slow for the past few days, but today he has been darting around his bowl all the time. His fins keep flaring up, he's tried to jump out of his bowl a few times, and there is a swollen lump under his gills.

Maybe I will take him into my Animal Health class to see if Dr. Waddoups can fix him. hehe.

Seriously though. Lame.

Also. Today in my Animal Health class (my life has gotten a lot more weird since I became an Animal Science major) we did some fertility testing in bulls. I didn't actually work with the bull at all, I did paperwork half the time, and the other half I dyed semen on a slide and counted sperm under a microscope. It was fun I guess. It was more fun watching the bulls though.

Poor things.

Desert Wedding

Isn't this neat?

I'm pretty sure I love her bouquet. A lot.
(photos from OnceWed)

Anyway. What do you think of the blog's new spring fashion? Cheesy? Cute? Neither? Speak up! I'm sure I will never be satisfied with it so I'm depending on all of you to be either very flattering or very honest. :)

April 12, 2011


I changed the URL. It is now ""

The Blog's under construction.

p.s. I love being on break in California.

March 23, 2011

As the rest of the nation pulls out their spring fashions...

Isn't this such a cute bathing suit?

The snow has melted off the ground. I kind of miss it but I am not loving this wind.
Ready, set, spring! Let's go!

March 10, 2011

Nicole. Again.

A couple weeks ago Nicole and Dave asked me to take engagement pictures for their invitations, because I am a free photographer, and the student that was going to take pictures was definitely not free.

Dave is going to photoshop them up real nice-like, because, you know, there is a reason I am a free photographer, but here are a few of my favorites, pre-shopped.

I'm really bummed that I cut off their feet in this picture. Dangit.

March 8, 2011

In a nutshell

One of the guys in my Livestock Production class came in yesterday very tired, because his wife had a baby on Friday. On the way out I was talking to him a little about her and I enjoyed his comments as a new father.

"Yeah she is so cute, now I know why people like their kids so much. It's backwards though, she just wants to stay up all night and eat and sleep all day."

haha, good luck buddy.

March 3, 2011

Guess who... a 102 out of 100 on their recent Anatomy/Physiology test?

Go ahead. Just guess.

February 11, 2011


My Friday classes came and went and that boy in my anatomy class still did not ask me out. Guess I'll just have to make my own dinner on Monday.

...or maybe I'll grab a couple other girls and we'll go to Craigo's. mmmm...

Anyway, today between my classes, the Animal Handling 347 class was using the riding arena. They were working with several horses, including Ice Man, that horse with the blue eyes I've posted pictures of, and the school's new Appaloosa, which is just such a beautiful horse. I was very jealous.

February 5, 2011

I have a friend. Her name is Nicole. I have more friends, too, but I really like this one a lot. Here is a picture of her:

Here is another picture of her:

She's getting married, but this is not her wedding dress.
I had some pictures of her wedding dress on here because I was pretty sure her fiance was never ever going to read this but then Hugh told me I should take them off anyway so I did. Yaaaaeeeeeeyyy

Basically I'm really really happy that she is marrying Dave. We were roommates last winter and have stayed very close friends since then. ...and by that I mean that Nicole and I were roommates.
Dave was not my roommate. I'm pretty sure that's not allowed.

I mean really. I'm so happy for her. This is awesome.

February 4, 2011

February 3, 2011

You can see me in their eyes

They have a donkey named Hermiston.

Hello Hermy.

Oh my goodness, so cuuuuute

January 21, 2011


The sheep at the LC are lambing, so today at the end of one of my classes we went out to see them. I really didn't want to squeal like a little girl but seriously, the lambs were so. cute.
This one just sat there in the sling while we were weighing him, it was so funny.

And I didn't really squeal.

January 18, 2011

I have

so much more room in this apartment! It is GREAT!

January 14, 2011

You guys

it snowed a lot yesterday.

January 7, 2011

It's Winter in Wonderlaaaand!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I have my classes at the Livestock Center. Between 10 and 11:30 I have an empty slot but I don't want to go back to campus for an hour so instead I do work in the computer lab, and I go out to see the horses/cows/sheep.

I think there is a horse class during that time but they haven't actually used to horses yet... So today and Wednesday I had the horses all. to. myself.

I step outside and it's so quiet, so all the horses look up to see who's being so loud walking over the snow, and they all have their gorgeous winter coats. Ohhhhhhh my goodness...

This guy's name is Oreo. I can't think why...

This is Superman! He's roommate to the horse I rode last spring.

What's with the tongues, guys?