Monday, May 19, 2008

oh what do i do in the summertime?

Well, although i have been home for a couple weeks now, i'm aware that i disappear sometimes for chunks of time to go out and...socialize....adventurize...etc.ize...
And although i love a good mystery (and Matlock's got nothin' on me at solving them!), i figured i could fill you all in on what exactly i do when i'm not at home reading my EFY manual or my conference Ensign...or line-dancing in my room.
So before i run away to EFY...from which many more pictures and stories are sure to is a taste of my summertime thus far...

Okay so this first one isn't a summertime picture, but i finally found a pic of my whole frisbee team. Look at us go :) i'm not sure what face we were supposed to be making in this.

The 3 Katies...the triple threat....the KKK? oh dear. This picture was on bowling night...the lovely weekly wednesday night tradition that has lived on for about the last 5 or 6 years. The Katie in the middle is from Cedar City...she has been living down in Gilbert and going to Pioneer Ward and hanging out with all my best friends, while i've been up in Cedar City with all HER friends. We only discovered recently that eachother existed and that we have been switching lives...and now we're great friends! What a lovely story.

Pioneer Ward camping trip! We crammed 4 of us in a 2-person tent. Pretty sure caraline slept ON me for most of the night....which is why i look so steamrolled, maybe!

Girls lunch! Here we are...the girls. At streamers. A couple friends are missing, but it's really a miracle that this many of us ended up in the same state in the same place at the same time. From left to right....Alissa, Brooke, Katie Lee, me, Mindi, Caraline, Ashley, and Dawnee!

This was one of my first days back in Arizona, and true to Gilbert tradition we hopped in a car and headed to downtown G-town for Free Lunch Day at Joe's Barbie-Q!

One day, on a whim, myself and the other two Katie's headed to the mall for what we called the "Grand Sombrero Expedition." Our goal was to try on hats in stores and take pictures. We succeeded.

Speaking of success....LOOK at this hat! Yes, it is a beanie and scarf in one. And yes, i'm proudly wearing it in the food court. I've been waiting my whole adult life for such a creation to appear, and lucky for me it was only 5 dollars. Cha-ching! Pretty sure everyone at BYU will want to be my friend when they see me sporting this bad boy. It almost makes me excited for winter...but not quite :)

One night we had a sleepover...and me and caraline stole Katie Lee's camera and took about 20 or so ridiculous pictures of ourselves. It's kind of a hobby...there's probably about 300 or so pictures of this type in existence. Our plan is to fill our wedding videos with these pictures.

This needs no words. I just wanted it to be the grand finale picture.

And now....i'm off to EFY adventures! Pictures to follow at a date TBA :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

S to the double U

Well, thus ends my long and illustrious adventure days in the land of Cedar City!
Here's my last 2 semesters in a nutshell:

Okay so i already broke my own description and posted something NOT from the last two semesters...the above picture is like 2 years old. Just me and my old roommies at a barbie-Q before we went to a football game. I just like the SUU shirts.

This is a recent one of me and my roomies. Notice that they are all tall, blonde, and blue-eyed. I look like the adopted child. Nice tree in the background though...turns out spring DOES eventually beat out winter in that place.

This is me after i won my major award...SUU Personaliy of the Year 2008. Still not sure how i pulled that off....pretty neat trophy though. And they gave me sparkling cider at the fancy awards ceremony. Yes i'm wearing 3-year-old flip flops with my dress.

This is the statue on campus. THE statue. Her name is Sharwan Smith, and she's about as famous as Chuck Norris up there. Turns out this sweet vest i bought at DI (and altered by hand to fit myself...applause, applause) matched the one she always wore. So i took this picture. One time i found 2-dollar rollerblades at DI and rode through this very building on my way to work. Maybe activities like that is what earns me fancy trophies...

These are some of my best friends. We went hiking. We got all wet about 30 min after this picture was taken. Notice that half of them own sandals like mine...And the majority of my Chaco-owning friends weren't even there for this. Then i came back to Gilbert and nobody knew what my sandals were.....but i was cool and stylish, once upon a time. That shirt is also 16 years old...that is not an exaggeration. Thank you androo.

My roommates again. This is us winning the ward talent show. It involved an instrumental version of Colors of the Wind and interpretive dancing and poetry recitations. And, of course, me laughing through the entire thing and forgetting my lines.

And last but certainly not least, this is my Frisbee team. I wish i had a picture of our whole team....there's like 20 of us or so. You can see all three girls right here in this picture...we like to think we are awesome for playing on a team full of boys. This picture is at a tournament in Salt Lake...notice the large object in the background. (Family, that is called a "mountain." Try it..."mown-tun". On top of that mountain is what we call "snow." And in the sky is what we call "clouds" and "lack of sun.") Outside of work and school and more work, Ultimate Frisbee is what could define this last year for me. I played like 3 times a week, in rain or sleet or 4 feet of snow. All my best friends i made this year were on the team, so that motivated me to keep playing through such frozen conditions. Plus it made me feel hardcore to wear that shirt around campus. Someday i will play again...someday when the heat won't threaten my life if i run around too much.

Well that's about it...i hope you enjoyed this small insight into my life in Cedar City land. I don't doubt that Provo will bring adventures of its own. But first, summertime! Huzzah.