Thursday, July 16, 2009

American Pie

I think the title of this blog might also be the title of a dirty teen movie. I promise there's no correlation....

Well, it's halfway through July and I could already tell my monthly update was going to be HUGE if I waited til the end of the month, so I decided to knock some of it out of the way by posting about my 4th of July!

Truthfully....this is my favorite holiday. It represents everything SUMMER and everything WARM and everything FAMILY & FRIENDS and everything involving FIREWORKS.

The past couple summers I've been holed up at EFY during this beautiful holiday, but this year i CELEBRATED! In review...

Waking up and running outside in our pajamas to watch the parade on University Ave.
Eating the apple pie my roommates Abby and Kate made.
Ice blocking with roommates and friends.
Attempt at tie-dying shirts (more on this in the actual monthly update.)
Sitting with my feet in the pool with my roommate Kelsey.
Wearing a shirt that says "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Boys."
Traveling to a field on campus to prepare for fireworks, like 4 hours early.
Eating a picnic dinner and throwing a frisbee around.
Relocating from the field to the parking lot right outside the stadium....
....hence, getting to overhear the SheDaisy and JONAS BROTHERS concert for free.
Being so close to the fireworks show that the ground shook every time one went off.
Actually playing with fireworks (Arizona puts a lid on that hobby really quick...I was fascinated like a little kid probably would be).
Having leftover sparklers for weeks to come...

mmmm :) All in all, not too shabby!

And now, pictures! Plus some random ones that didn't make June's post but should have.

They raised this giant flag outside the stadium...I think it has holes in it so the wind wouldn't blow it away like a giant sailboat.

More flag jumping...

Ice blocking! And Provo mountains (mandy you love them...)

Buying my very first sparklers!

Ah, more of the matching pictures....

This one is my favorite...

This is when me and my roommates went to see Beauty and the Beast (the play) at an outdoor theatre in Orem! So fun! I think we will go back for West Side Story this month.

Roommate breakfast! We went in our PJ's. I look like I'm their special homeless friend in this one. My outfit: Green hoodie, ill-fitting Thomas the Tank Engine pants (that i made myself in sewing class a couple years ago) and leopard-print slipper-boots (thanks mom).

Myself and Abby at said breakfast...

My very LAST first day of school EVER! I figure if little kids take these pictures before school then I should make it full-circle and finish it off the same way. I put a bow in my hair for the occasion...and included the porch swing.

That's all, kids! Now watch the video in the next blog and laugh a lot.

Mario Apocalypto

I saw this on my cousin Emily's facebook page.
I laughed.
I wanted to share.
This is as far as I go in supporting violent video games ;)

"They're gonna have to get down there and hack, and hack, and hack..."
"That is, if they survive the bomb..."
"Practical skills like building shelters out of abandoned cars and collecting drinking water in human skulls."
"The fact is, most of our kids are going to mutants..."

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Modeling School?

Decided the time had come to take some graduation pictures....some good, some awkward...


The End. That'll be 5 dollars for viewing. It'll feed me when i'm a poor college grad. (Or, mom, you can just make me tacos. Every day. Love you.)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

hop on my junebuggy

holy horse-radish-sauce, where in the sam hill did the last month go? When did time start moving so fast? Oh always does that when life is good. Tricky.

K well i'm busy up to my ears with school and whatnot so hopefully i can make this quick....but i've never been at that, eh?

Here it is, the dear ol' month of June in review:

- Got new strings on my guitar.

- Finished spring term. Didn't fail my classes :) Actually, i did much better than i expected...

- Roommate prayer. We do this every night! And then we talk for way too long. It's the best :)

- UP. Okay, this is officially my new favorite movie. It's soooo stellar! You must put it on your must-see list. Go today, maybe...

- Rainy weather. Well, i wrote this on the list after i enjoying a couple days of rainy weather....then the rainy lasted for a week....then three weeks....Someone told me it's the rainiest June that Utah has had in like decades or something. Naturally, it would be the first summer I've lived in Utah. But I do like a rainy day now and again :)

- Bishop's challenge. Okay, so my Bishop challenged everyone in the ward to do the following: Read 10 min of scriptures every morning and pray for 5 min. Spend a couple minutes having quiet pondering time in the afternoon. Then at night read for 10 min again and pray for 5. It's been a bit difficult to keep up with all of this (praying for 5 min definitely takes some getting used to, even though it doesn't sound too intense...) Anyways it's been really good for me to do this....blessings have followed, of course.

- Stake activity. Oooh my stake put on this rockin' hoe-down activity up at someone's mansion in the canyon. There was cornbread. Woot.

- Sasquatch Gang. After much recommendations from a certain brother (ahem*androo*ahem) i finally sat my friends down and we watched this crazy ol' movie. I'm still not sure what i think of it....except i know me and my roommates keep quoting it and laughing. hmmm...

- Eat Yellow Snow. Yes, i wore the infamous "i'm from arizona and i've been to bahama bucks" shirt to campus and within minutes someone from Mesa targeted me and we shared joyous memories of shaved ice. Mmmm. Love it.

- The Giver. So, lots of you have probably read this book....someone decided to make a play out of it! I was lucky enough to go on a date to see it. I also got to eat chocolate covered raisins while watching it. Can't say it was a bad night! The play was a bit spazzy (e.g. they made the Giver a woman. Can you do that??) but overall it stayed pretty true to the book.

- Singing in church. Yes, i busted those ol' vocal cords back out and i sang in Sacrament Meeting! It was fun. I like doing that.

- When i sang in church i new red heels! Look at me go! I love them. I think it makes me officially a woman to own a pair of red a rite of passage. I've made it, world!

- 80s dance party. Yep our ward had a dance party. The best part was dressing up, of course...

- Grilled cheese and avocado samitches. My new lunchtime passion! Go. Eat. Crave.

- Pizza making. Made a pizza with my roommate Abby! Whole wheat crust...topped with tomato sauce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, pineapple, and green chile things. Sometimes it's fun to have a vegetarian roommates because making things without meat is ten times easier anyways!

- Scripture memorizing. Ah, yours truly has officially become a memorizer of scriptures! I surprised myself by discovering that this actually comes easily to me. I always thought i was bad at memorizing. Anyway, instead of doodling on my notes in class when i get bored, now i write down my memorized scriptures over and over so i don't forget them. Not a bad hobby, I say...

- Saran door. We got pranked! Someone saran wrapped our door frame and squished newspaper between the saran wrap and the door...hence, when we opened the door a torrential flood of crumpled up New York Times avalanched into our living room. I uncrinkled some and got my newspaper-reading fix for the week....then we hid it all behind the couch, just in case...

- Last first day! Ahhh yes, i recently had my last first day of school....EVER! My roommate took a picture of me on my way out the door. Cute, huh?

- Kelsey. It is beloved former roommate and friend since the beginning of freshman year (hooray for people who transfer from the same college to the same college...) has returned to me from a 2-month stint in Europe! She's moving in tonite. Let the mountains shout for joy! (I owe this phrase to my scripture memorizing....)

- Intramurals! Yes.....i am a regular frisbee competin' girl once again. In fact, i have a game in one hour. I simply adore this.

And the biggest highlight of the month....

- ROADTRIP TO CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!! Not enough room for all the exclamation points this deserves. In a ride, six flags, hookups to stay for cheap at Marriotts, multiple taco stands, beach beach BEACH! Couldn't ask for more. Apologies that only one person on the trip took pictures and i've yet to get them from him....and, well, we only took like 6 anyways. Just try and picture it in your minds and i'll try to dig up at least one good photo to share in the future!

Okay that's all i've got! I'm so stoked to get on to a month of 4th of july-ing (favorite holiday EVERRRRR) and finishing school! Bring it on....

Enjoy the pictures, sorry they are sparse....i would promise to do better but i know i probably won't....

Yes, one day myself and Abby (roommates) showed up at the office (coworkers) wearing very similar outfits. This is when you know you are truly friends...Me and Abby making our amazing pizza!
Me, Lars and Kate being lovely.
Me and Lars and Abby randomly all matched one week at church. This is the week I sang in church....note the red heels...
Decked out for the 80s party! I just realized i'm making the same silly face in this picture as i did in the previous one. Hrrmm. Also, all these pictures are of me and Abby because i stole most of them from her blog....good thing I love Abby so i don't mind!

That's all. Live long and prosper!