Thursday, April 23, 2009


I can’t believe how fast this semester has gone by! With finals just around the corner life is pretty crazy. I still have so much to do, and time is running out. Tonight was going to be a busy night for me, but instead I am just going to study. I went to class, but due to a power-outage it got cancelled. :) I’m not going to lie, I was quite happy about that! My second class got cancelled too because we are suppose to be taking the final tonight….but blackboard is down for some reason, so I guess I’ll just try to study for my stats class instead.

Earlier today I was also getting some of my things ready to move out. I started collecting boxes last week because in my time here in Ephraim, I have learned that if you wait to get boxes there are none to be had. So…I’m pretty sure I have almost a billion boxes in my minivan right now. A couple years ago my roommate and I went to Wal-Mart and got all the boxes we could, then when nobody could find any when they went to pack we sold them for some good money! :) I thought we were smart—it’s amazing to me how much a person is willing to pay for a cardboard box if they are desperate!

Anyway, good I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Good luck with finals! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The REST of the Story

So…does everyone remember how last week I was so excited to go to the Easter egg hunt right after my presentation? Well, this week I’m going to tell you the whole story! Here goes…

After my group presentation we were free to leave class, so obviously I didn’t stay. I rushed back to the main campus so I could snatch me up some Easter eggs. I tried to get a hold of Russell to tell him to meet me there because I was running late, but he didn’t answer his phone. So instead I hopped in the ShaNeil-Mobile and sped to the hunt.

As I approached the GSC, I saw tons of greedy college students rounding the corner of the humanities building. In all the excitement I quickly parked the minivan, dumped everything out of my backpack, put my keys under the seat, and started gathering eggs like crazy!

Since I was a little bit late and it had already started, I didn’t get as many Easter eggs as I had hoped to…in fact, I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I only got about ten! :( But it was okay, I was still feeling good about life. I couldn’t find Russell anywhere so I figured that he must have decided to skip the fun and work on his math. I hurried to my van, but when I went to open the door it was locked!!!

Oh man. Remember how I put my keys under the seat?! Yeah… So I walked to the math lab, found Russell, told him what I did, stood there while he laughed at me, and then called my mom because I don’t have a spare key. :( She told me that she didn’t know where a spare was… So Russell and I went to my apartment and did the first thing we thought of—grabbed a hanger. Russell tried to break in for quite a while without success. It was a little bit funny (but embarrassing) because people just kept walking by and starring at us!

So we called the cops, who referred us to a locksmith, who I wasn’t willing to pay for. So at this point I was extremely frustrated because not only did I not have a car, but I didn’t have my computer or any of my homework because it was locked inside!!!

That was when Russell decided that a Wendy’s run sounded like fun! He drove me to Nephi where we searched my house for the spare key. We finally found it, and on the way out of town we enjoyed a tasty midnight fast-food snack. :)

So what's the moral of this story, you ask? Let me tell you....

Don’t get too excited about Easter egg hunts, or you'll probably end up feeling like a fool! :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter

This week has zoomed right by. I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! I have been really busy with school stuff this week, mostly because I have a huge group project due tonight that my group didn’t even start on until Monday. I hate group projects with a passion, just in case you were wondering! :) It seems like it’s impossible to find a time to meet, and when you finally get together one person does the majority of the work.

Tonight my classes go from 5:15-10:30. My Thursdays are long, but it’s really not that bad. I am seriously considering leaving class right after my presentation tonight so I can go to the Easter egg hunt here on campus. Last year Russell and I pretty much rocked…we got so many eggs full of goodness! :D So I want to do that really bad. Plus…who knows, maybe we’ll find the $100 egg!

Anyways, have a great weekend everyone! Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Smile! :)

This week has gone by so fast! School is keeping me really busy, but my to-do list is getting a little bit shorter. Just a couple of days ago I was able to cross of “figure out the next year of my life.” Yep, I am going to be in Ephraim for one more year! If Jake will take me back, that is… :)

Yesterday in my lab I was the head teacher, so I’m glad that’s done! I had a lot of fun with it, but it was stressful for me. We did all sorts of fun activities! My theme was about things that are found kitchens—so we finger painted with pudding, made potato stamps, dug in sand with different kitchen utensils, had marshmallow architecture, and a few other things. At circle time, we sang “If All The Raindrops…” and the kids loved it! After we sang, we played “hot potato” with a real potato, and if they were holding the potato when the music stopped then they got to tell us their favorite food. Apparently little kids like that kind of attention. After the game we were dancing like crazy! I had a way fun day. :)

With everything that was going on, I didn’t even realize that yesterday was April fool’s day! Usually I am on top of these things and have a few mischievous ideas up my sleeve….but not this year! :( In order for me to tell you my story I need to share a little fun fact about myself, so please don’t judge me. Okay, here it goes…I color coordinate my closet. Whew, now you know! So anyways, I got back from my lab and had to hurry and get ready for work. I went to my closet to get my black work shirt out, and my closet was backwards! My white shirts were where my black shirts belong, and my blue shirts were where my red ones usually are…and it was just all messed up! So pretty much, Russell got me. It’s okay though, because last year I put Kool-Aid on his towel, and that was pretty much amazing…

On another note, I’m an aunt again! My sister Jamie had her baby yesterday. They live in England, so I’ve only seen pictures, but I’m excited. We didn’t know whether the baby was going to be a boy or a girl, so Russell and I made a bet on it…. If it was a boy, I had to give Russell and 20 minute back massage, and if it was a girl he had to give me a 20 minute hand/foot massage… I was SO happy to hear that she had a baby girl! YAY! :D

Anyways, that’s all I have for this week. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!