Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Break!

I'm not going to lie, I am so excited for this break from school! :) I love Thanksgiving! I am just planning on going home and spending time with my family, which should be a lot of fun. I had to work last night, and I'm working again tonight, but then I'll be on my way home for the rest of the week. Last year at this time I was in a cooking class, and our assignment over the break was to make rolls. Well, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, but they ended up being amazing! Naturally, I was pretty proud of the amazing rolls I had made, so I took pictures. If you look at the picture to the left, you'll see me, my awesome nephew Trevin, and a bowl full of turkey-shaped rolls! How cool is that?! Little did I know that I was going to be responsible for bringing rolls to Thanksgiving for the rest of my life....yep, that's my assignment again this year! I'm really looking forward to the next few days. Hopefully I'll end up going shopping on Friday. Black Friday is really the only day of the year that I like to shop. I mostly just like it becuase I find it hilarious to watch all the women go crazy and run through the stores to get the "good stuff" before everyone else. The first year I was invited to go along, we had some fleece blankets that we had snatched up, and my sister set them down just for a second to readjust all the things in her arms. A lady came out of nowhere and stole them. My sister and I just watched as she ran away. People are so ridiculous! :) Then on Saturday we're going to another Thanksgiving party! I know what you must be thinking.... "ShaNeil is so lucky because she gets to pig out TWICE!" Well, you're right, I am a pretty lucky girl! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bad News! :(

I have really bad news! I recently learned how to change the background on this blog, and now I just can't stop! I don't know what to do about this situation....

That's all the bad news I have, but when you read the title of this post you were kind of worried, huh?

Everything is going great here in Ephraim. Yesterday was a crazy day for me, starting when I rolled out of bed. I looked at the clock and realized that I had institute in ten minutes, yep....I totally slept in! Good thing Snow has a small campus and I could make it to class on time! :) After institute I walked back to my apartment and ate breakfast. Then I got on my computer, played around on facebook for a few minutes, then got busy doing my homework. I am proud to announce that I finished and submitted two assignments, read a chapter in my family finance book and took a quiz on it, went grocery shopping for some much needed food, AND worked a five and a half hour shift. I was so productive!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Funny Story!

So, on Friday I went to the ASUSU meeting and learned that I have been doing this blog thing completely wrong! Oh man, I feel like a fool! I'm just learning how to blog, so I would really appreciate your patience as I learn. :) Now that you have read all the boring notes I've posted, I'm going to try to spice things up a bit and make my blog more exciting! Thanks to my sister I've already learned a bunch of cool things about blogging!

I want to start by telling you a little bit about myself. My name is ShaNeil and I am oringinally from Nephi. I graduated from high school in 2006, and then attended Snow College for two years. During my two years at Snow, I came to absolutely love Ephraim. I graduated last spring, but I didn't want to leave. Thanks to the Utah State extension, I didn't have to! I am now in my first semester at USU and loving it! I have a mixture of online, broadcast, and face-to-face classes, and everything is working out great so far. My schedule is crazy, my homework is stressful, and my roommates are sometimes a pain, but I love it!

Now that you know a little bit about me, I feel like it would be appropriate to tell you a funny story that happened to me a couple of days ago. Alright, here's how it went down..... On Thursday I was getting in my minivan (yes, you read right--I do drive a minivan, and it's AWESOME). So I went to open the door and all of a sudden it hit me! Yep, the door wacked my face. It wasn't the most pleasant feeling in the world, I'm not going to lie. Then I saw Russell, my boyfriend. Apparently he saw me getting into my van and decided it would be cool if he snuck up behind me to open the door for me. Well, since I wasn't expecting him to be there, I now have a rather large bruise on my face that I see every time I look in a mirror. I wish I would have taken a picture right after it happened, now my bruise is getting better! Anyways, awesome, right? I can't really be angry though because he was trying to be a gentleman!

That's all I have for now, but I'll definitely keep you posted on what's going on! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quick Update

As of right now there's not much new to post about. With the end of the semester right around the corner everyone is really busy preparing for finals. Emily is going to be setting up the table in the GSC this afternoon, and I'll be setting up tomorrow morning. We are in the middle of creating a flyer so we can go dormstorming, so that should be a lot of fun! Also, the Snow College football team has their last home game this Saturday, so we're planning on going to that to throw out some of our awesome t-shirts! That's really all I have to report on right now, but I hope you all have a fantastic day! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Busy! Busy! Busy!

We're doing great here in Ephraim! This week I went to a couple high schools, Juab on Monday, and Spanish Fork today. It's a lot of fun to go out and tell people about the Utah State extension here in Ephraim. :) Emily and I are planning on going into some classes here at Snow just to make sure the students know about our programs. We are also going to make a flyer and go dormstorming. We are trying to mix things up a little bit!