Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Reality Check

By Joanna Fuchs

Another year, another chance
To start our lives anew;
This time we’ll leap old barriers
To have a real breakthrough.

We’ll take one little step
And then we’ll take one more,
Our unlimited potential
We’ll totally explore.

We’ll show off all our talents
Everyone will be inspired;
(Whew! While I’m writing this,
I’m getting very tired.)

We’ll give up all bad habits;

We’ll read and learn a lot,
All our goals will be accomplished,
Sigh...or maybe not.

Oh well, Happy New Year anyway!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas! I know I did. :) We spent some time with both mine and Russell's family, and I even went ice fishing for the very first time! It was WAY cold, but we had fun...and we caught a whole bunch of fish!

After fishing, we headed down to Nephi to see my family too. It was really fun! When we finally went to bed I couldn't sleep very well. Christmas usually does that to me. :) I ended up waking up at about 3:30 and not going back to bed! I'm a little bit ridiculous...

Russell and I were both pretty spoiled. :) I love Christmas time!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Well, I'm officially old. Yesterday I turned 22! Weird. My friend, Erin, and I had big plans for her Christmas gift, so I got online and also made a few phone calls to make sure that everything was going to work out. We were in luck! The lady on the phone confirmed the information on the internet, which was that the last train going from Salt Lake to Sandy left at 11:46 PM.

So, we parked in Sandy so we wouldn't have to worry about traffic or parking and we went to a Voicemale concert at Abravanel Hall. We had a great time at the concert! :)

After the concert ended we were both pretty hungry so we decided to grab a bite to eat because we had plenty of time. We knew we had a little bit of time because the lady on the phone told us that trains come every 15 minutes...

We ate, got a free birthday dessert, and walked back to the station. We arrived there at about 11:15, and figured that we would catch the 11:31 train to Sandy. When that train didn't come, we started reading signs to figure out what was going on. I called my mom and told her what was going on, and she was pretty irritated by the whole situation as well. The signs we were reading matched the information from BOTH the internet and the lady on the phone.

So, at 11:48 a train pulled up. We were so happy to see it! The only problem was that it said Murray on the front, and we needed the Sandy train. :( We went to the driver who informed us that this was the last train of the night and that it only went as far as Murray. We argued that the internet, lady on the phone, AND posted signs at the station said otherwise...she even got out of the train and read the sign herself! Any guesses on what she said to us? It pretty much went like this, "That information is wrong." Then she climbed in the train and drove away.

Erin and I stood there not knowing what to do for a couple of minutes. We were stranded in downtown Salt Lake and it was freezing cold! :( Our car was in Sandy, our cell phones were nearly dead, and our families both live in Nephi. I did the first thing I thought to do, which was call my brother-in-law in West Bountiful. We waited in a warm motel until Dallan came to our rescue!

We finally pulled into the Sandy train station, to see the train driver walking from a train to a car. Yep, the SAME driver that had been so rude to us at the Salt Lake station. I can't even think of the words to use that would could possibly describe to you just how irritated I was! GRRRR!!! I probably won't be using Trax again.

That is all.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Finals! : /

Last weekend my mom, dad, and brother came over here to go to the Voicemale concert in Manti. I pretty much loved it! I'm feeling especially spoiled this year because next Thursday I get to go to ANOTHER concert with my best friend from high school, so I'm really looking forward to that.

On Sunday we had a dorm Christmas party, and we asked that everyone bring a white elephant gift. I've always wanted to give a goldfish away as a white elephant gift, and this year my mom helped that to happen! :) There is nowhere in Ephraim to buy goldfish, so she brought three with her on Saturday when she came to the concert. I was excited to give them away, but my husband became instantly attatched. Yep, we ended up keeping two of the fish for ourselves and only giving one away... Russell named them Fred and Ted.

This week has been pretty crazy, I'm not going to lie. My finals have kept me really busy and I have been a little bit stressed out! I've thought a lot about it and I've come to the conclusion that the feeling you get right after you finish your last final is the BEST feeling in the world!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Voice Male Is Coming To Sanpete! :)

I have always loved listening to these guys sing. If you don't know who they are you should probably go to and check out their website. They will be performing this Saturday at Manti High School and I would reccommend that EVERYONE get tickets and attend. :) I'm way excited for it! My mom, dad, brother, Russell, and I will definately be going! Maybe I'll even buy a CD... Sshhhh! Don't tell Russell! ;)