Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My new best friend.

Recently I was introduced to dry shampoo. I don't know how I lived with out it before. Especially during all my crazy roll-out-of-bed college mornings when I didn't have time to shower. I no longer will have to deal with it! This stuff is AMAZING. It has so many benefits already- not only does it make the oil in my hair not noticeable, but it also adds volume and texture to it! So my curls look GREAT and full of body, even after not showering for a couple days. Sounds to good to be true, right? And, another great thing is now I don't have to wash my hair as often, which we all know is better for you hair! I'm hoping mine will be able to retain more moisture now and not be as dry, which will hopefully create less split ends which will hopefully let my hair grow longer faster. See where I'm going with this?? Seriously people. Dry shampoo is the best thing I've found since Harry Potter. And THAT is saying something.

I bought the brand "So Gorgeous" Volume Renewing Dry Shampoo from Sally's. Its in a big shiny red bottle. I think it is a generic version of Big Sexy Hair, but I'm not positive. All I know is I would marry it if I could. So do your hair a favor and go buy a bottle today. Your hair will love you forever. And you wont have to shower your hair as much. Win win in my book haha.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Just became addicted to...

....downloading new fonts on my computer! Oh my, it may be my new biggest hobby haha. Its so cool. They have a font for everything- from Tangled to Disney to Transformers to LORD OF THE RINGS to HARRY POTTER to Adam's Family to Nightmare Before Christmas to Spiderman to A Bug's Life to Bewitched! And plus tons of cute "normal" ones, except there really isn't anything normal about them.  If you haven't tried downloading fun, free, new fonts to your computer, I highly recommend it haha. And don't be weirded out if you get a typed letter in the mail from me... I need an excuse to use my new fonts! Do you think my professors will let me type my papers in a Harry Potter font...? haha :) If only I could figure out how to use the fonts on here....

Thursday, June 21, 2012

**** Crickets Chirping ****

Wow. I've posted like two posts in the last year and a half. Awesome. Haha. Well here is what is new with me! 

I am now living back with my parents for the summer (boo) and missing being in Logan with friends! But its nice to see the family more and spend time with them!

I am pretty busy working, which is great! I'm working at a place called 
RISE, Inc. which works with people with special needs in a few different programs. A lot of the people we work with are in the Foster Care system and have behavioral issues or disabilities, or both. 

I'm currently working for their Summer Program, which gives kids with special needs opportunities to make fun memories while out of school like other kids their age get to do. Its so fun to see them having fun.  

So pretty much I am paid to play with kids all day haha. Its great. We do lots of fun things, like go to parks, go to movies, go bowling, and we go swimming twice a week. Chances are I'll be a nice golden brown by the end of this summer! And the kids are so cute! I love them already. A couple of them can be frustrating when they get super confrontational, but some of them are the most adorable kids you'll ever meet and it is so rewarding working with them! Its been a blast and I've only been working for two weeks! I can't wait for all the other fun things we get to do with these kids :)

I'm also pretty busy with two new callings in Church! I was really surprised when my new Bishop at the YSA here in Daybreak called me in to give me not one, but TWO, fairly large callings.  In the past when I have come home for the summer. I haven't been very involved in the YSA ward calling-wise.  I figured they thought it wasn't worth giving me a calling when I'd only be there for a few months!

But my new Bishop thought differently I guess! He called me to be a 
Ward Missionary and also to be a Gospel Doctrine Instructor (yikes!)
I'm pretty nervous about both of them, not gonna lie! They both put me out of my comfort zone,
(which is to sit back and not make eye contact or talk to anyone) 
and force me to be in front of people. 

 I don't know why, but I hate talking in front of big groups of people.  And this gospel doctrine class EASIlY has 75 people in it, probably more. And they are all older, too. And more experienced... haha I guess you can say that I am feeling super inadequate when it comes to me 
standing in front of them and having to teach.

BUT, ironically, I have been hoping for a teaching calling. Why, do you ask? Because I'm going to school to be a flipping teacher! Haha and I have realized that my crippling shyness and fear of being in front of people is going to be a problem when I graduate and start teaching high school in a year... so really this is probably the perfect calling to help me break out of that.  I guess I was hoping more along the lines of Relief Society teacher though haha- only half the people and I don't have worry about "impressing" guys either! (Stupid boys...)
Oh well, I'll live. 

My first lesson that I am teaching is this Sunday....  There's a pretty good chance that I may pass out when I stand up there.  Thankfully Casey is in the ward and he will be there to give me some much needed emotional support. And he better flippin' comment! haha. I just really hope it all runs smoothly... and that people don't think I'm a horrible teacher and shun me from the ward... haha.  
**Dont worry. I'm trying to overcome all of my irrational fears.**

As for my dating life.... Nonexistent.  I'll leave it at that.

Well, that's it for my life as of today... Haha hopefully this catches the one person who reads my blog up-to-date with my life!

Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dumbledore Oil Painting

So this semester I am auditing a Painting 1 class. I couldn't actually sign up for the class since I haven't taken any of the Art prerequisites, but the teacher is letting me sit in.  Its been a blast! The last painting we had to turn in had to be a portrait in an interior of some sort. It took me DAYS to figure out what I wanted to paint, but i finally did! And its MAGICAL (pun intended). Lets just say I took my Harry Potter obsession to a whole new level! Here it is!

Friday, January 7, 2011

I really wish I could Apparate..

Sometimes, as in most of the time, I want to be in two places at once.  Usually those two places are my home in South Jordan and my home in Logan. I love them both so much, and there are people in both places that I want to be with all the time.

Dang that two hour drvie....

The nerd in me wishes everyday that I could apparate like in Harry Potter. I mean, seriously, how cool would that be??

Thats all.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Eve 2010

Me and a few of my friends decided to throw together a last minute New Year's Eve party.  It ended up being AWESOME.  There was a pretty good turnout. It was fun to see some of my friends I haven't seen in awhile, and to see my friends I see a lot :)

We had Elk steak and Moose jerky - compliments of Jeremy G. and Ken. And a whole bunch of other snacks. Then we played a ton of games, but we had to split into two groups to play.

Jeremy K., Brandon, Chelsey, Jeremy G., Megan, a girl, Austin

Josh, Kati, Tyson, Andee, Ken, Me and Brittany
Ken also brought a word search that his cousin made for him ten years ago. He hasn't finished it and was hoping to get some help.  The word search is huge- it is 1,000 words and I think, if I remember correctly, that there are 23, 760 letters, give or take a couple hundred.  And they are smart words- I bet half of them I don't even know, they're like scientists and stuff. I am starting to think his cousin is a genius. I got a little overwhelmed, so I made a goal of finding one a year. I found one word in time for 2010, and I found another word I'm counting for 2011 haha.

Ken, Brittany, and me working on the huge word search

The letters are TINY, and the handwriting isn't the best... haha
At midnight we went outside- from my porch we could see fireworks going off all over the valley. It was cool. We tried to sled down a pathetic hill, but it didn't work, we just got really cold. Then we went inside and found a game all of us could play (one of my all time favorites) - SIGNS.

Everyone got super into it and we had a blast! I love that game. Chelsey, Megan and I play it all the time up at school, so we are pretty good at passing our signs back and forth really fast which makes the game really fun. Andee's husband, Tyson, giggled like a girl through the whole thing- haha it was the best.

I think we ended that game around 2 o'clock in the morning when some of the people started to leave.  The rest of us sat around and talked for a couple more hours.  For some strange, unknown reason, Chelsey, Megan and I had a sit up competition at 3:30 in the morning. CHelsey and I tied (I guess... But really, I won... haha). We both did 55 sit ups.  Then we just leaned back at forty five degree angles. I think I won that one. And I think I won the planks too... haha who knows. It was too late to do anything like that. We're crazy. My abs finally started to get sore today.

Around four all the boys finally left and us girls could get ready for our sleepover.  Except we didn't. We ended up talking til 5:30 in the morning. Again- we were crazy.

But it was probably the funnest New Year's Eve party I've been to in awhile! Soooooo much fun.
I love all of my friends :)

Week of Weddings!

Four of my friends were married this week! Two different couples:
Taisa & Andrew and Amanda & Preston.

Taisa and Andrew were married on Tuesday, December 28. Taisa was my roommate this year, so by default, Andrew was too haha. We got to be really close, and I'll miss Taisa. Our other roommate, Jordan, is also moving out and I'll miss her a ton. My camera battery died so I didn't get any pictures at the wedding. But I stole one from Chelsey :)

My friends Amanda and Preston were married on Wednesday, December 29. Preston lived in my dorm building freshman year.  Megan, Amanda's twin, was my roommate. But Amanda and Preston didn't ever meet until after Preston got home from his mission and went to a party at Chelsey's house (go Chels!!) and the rest is history! Amanda is in my major, so we've gotten to be pretty close while bonding over our math nerdiness. I was lucky enough to be one of her bridesmaids too!

Again, I had to steal pictures from Chelsey... haha

Mr. & Mrs. Lamb!
They're soooo happy!
All of the bridesmaids!
Best friends!

Megan caught the bouquet!
I'm so happy for all of my friends! You are all wonderful! Congrats!!