Monday, December 29, 2008

ACT

Well i got a 25 on the ACT test.. better then what i did last time. But i got a 24 in english, 25 in math, 27 in reading and 24 in science. But i'm happy, this was the last time i could take the test for college applications anyways so at least i did better then my older score!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Light In The Piazza

Today I went and saw Light In The Piazza with my mom up at the Pioneer Theater. My dad got us tickets for Christmas and this broadway just went so well because I'm going to Italy next summer, and I would be one to go fall for an Italian. ;) hahah that's why my dad got them for us. But it was an awesome broadway! I have the music but I've never really known the storyline that well... just the bits and pieces you get from the music. We had awesome seats! Fifth row from the stage and just about dead center. I'm so grateful for my papa!! He's awesome and seems to know just what to give. Thank you dad!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stressful

So today was a bit overwhelming... to start off the morning, chamber would be caroling in the hallway, so i needed to be at the school at 6:45. Well good ole alarm doesn't go off, so I miraculously wake up at 6:30. Just enough time to shove food down my throat while slabbing some make up on to make me look somewhat alive. I throw my keys to nate so he can turn on my car and get it warming up while i throw on some clothes. It's now 6:45 and i'm thinking, k, i'll be fine. Just leave now, no one will be on the roads so i'll get there in 5 min. So i rush out of the doorway, into a nice fresh dumping of snow. snow! Well, 15-20 mins later i finally arrive at the school... grr

Once that was done and over with i had some breathing time, not much because i forgot my choir dress at home and after school we were getting on buses to go perform... so i thought, hey i'll just go home at lunch. No big deal. Well, i missed 2nd period because i was in the assembly so i missed the test we took in there, which i was going to make up during lunch. So in my quick thinking, I took the test during the rest of the assembly, a good 75 question test in say.. 10-15 min. Oh yeah i flew through that one. And in 3rd period, we were just watching a movie and my blessed wonderful teacher let me leave so i could get my dress and not have to deal with idiotic high school students in the parking lot full of snow during lunch.... and the roads were horrible. That snow just kept on falling. A lovely 4-5 inches on my car, and it was only out there 4 hours!!!

So yeah, today was just stressing with tests all over the place and crazy snow, and parents gone so i had to drive in the snow, which freaks me out, and being too busy i can't stop and breath.... i'm tired.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

DAH!!!!

THERE IS FINALLY SNOW!!..... THAT STUCK TO THE GROUND!!!
:D

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The ACT is cursed..

That's what i've officially decided... the history of the bad luck, Heather's first go at the monster, resulted in a speeding ticket when coming home. Katie's go also resulted in a speeding ticket when coming home...so you're probably thinking i got pulled over. NO!! thank goodness. But oh good ole me didn't account for all my reciepts and so i went over on my balance!! grrrr at least my parents got me an overdraft protection, but i still have to pay some money. I blame the month. It's too busy. I don't even have time to realize if i have senior-itis or not... who knows. All i know is that the ACT sucks all humanity from me for the rest of the day. Good thing this is my last time taking it! So hopefully my score goes up... please go up!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Preference Day Date

For our day date we went bowling in crazy random outfits...and he had all these weird ways you had to bowl... so i'm just gonna stick up pictures so you can see what i'm talking about :D


















sorry they're sideways!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shows

So I saw Twilight of course! But i got to see the premier at 7 oclock! It was soo much fun, Melanie Brower is amazing and so cute. When you walked into the theater you got a VIP pass and on the back you could either find a black scribble, red scribble, and different sayings. I had a black scribble so i got a bookmark. Some of the others were 'bella's perfume' and that person got perfume that i guess has just been made and titled bella's perfume. If it said 'Edward' then you got a black sparkly blanket and 'icy cold' gum. If it said 'Jacob' then you got a brown fuzzy blanket and 'red hot' gum! hahah She's cleaver. But I did like the movie. I went in with no expectations....so maybe that's why they did better then i thought! But i was surprised! The actors were really good! I liked it.

I also got to see Aida at the Hale Center Theater with miss sophie hall! Love her. But the show was absolutely amazing! and i could see that musical over and over again and love it everytime. We were belting aida songs all the drive home :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Finally Answered!!

I was finally answered for preference today. And i gotta give him probs.. haha pretty good. So story, i asked him in a freakin awesome way, but apparently there weren't enough hints so he was stuck listening to a Cd forever confused out of his mind. I didn't think it was that hard, but hey, i made it so there's the difference. So for a couple weeks, he would keep telling me.. "megan, i'm going to answer you! oh but you wait, it's gonna be so hard...it'll take you forever to figure it out!" So here i am expecting this crazy puzzle of some sorts...leading to all these clues and going on forever until i just give up and figure it's a yes. Well, one doorbell ditch later and there's a plate wrapped in tin foil with a note on my porch... it read, "You hit the right note. It would be a real treat to go to preference with you!! -- darren walker" and underneath the tin foil!!... a giant cookie shaped as a music note! cleaver boy!! hahha i definately enjoyed it. he apparently gave up on making it challenging.

Getting Control

Things are finally starting to come together with my college applications. Weber was easy, had that thing done and shipped, scholarship the next week. But BYU Idaho....dah!! The deadline is Dec. 1st...which is coming up out of nowhere! The application gives you 2 steps at first...and once you get through those...BAM it hits you with seven more. These are more intense, like interviews with the Bishop and Stake President, and have seminary teacher go online to fill out information about you. All i'm thinking is... my seminary teacher likes me right?... But I've gotten through the bulk, have my interviews scheduled for this Tuesday, one right after the other... so it'll be done in a night thank goodness! So i'm feeling pretty good right now, not that stressed overwhelming can't breath someone pull me up from this slouched crap I need to get going on that position...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

apparently this is what my name means...

I donno, it's kind of long, and some of it seems contradicting, but maybe i'm just a contradicting person??

What Megancrosland Means
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.
You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.
Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

Tag

5 things I was doing 10 years ago
1. I was in 1st grade!
2. about to get baptized
3. starting piano lessons
4. playing with megan and whitney! we were the neighborhood three-some
5. doing whatever else i did back then...

5 things on my to-do list today/tomorrow
1. study for my cna test!!!!
2. watch the dark knight!
3. find out where heritage care center is
4. piano practice
5. do stain glass

5 things I would do if I were a Millionaire
1. pay off my loan
2. pay for choir tour
3. new clothes for sure :D
4. lots of itunes gift cards
5. buy a new car... i know selfish... i'll donate later

5 places I have lived
1. Orem
2. Pleasant Grove
3. and pleasant grove for the rest..
4.
5.

5 jobs I have had
1. Babysitter, like every teen girl...
2. mowed some lawns with my brother...'some' being the key word
3. worked at quiznos.... intersting people there. probably learned more then i ever wanted to know. they popped my innocent bubble
4. Allred's Ace Hardware...and still there!
5. and stain glass stuff for my neighbor

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Body Worlds

I went to Body Worlds 3 today with kids from the health classes at school. And, it was absolutely amazing. There are two floors to the exhibit, they say the first should take about an hour, and the lower floor about a half. So they gave the students wow..and hour and a half. Budget time people. Well, the group i was with, did not even finish the first floor when they told us our whole huge group was already downstairs and our time was up. So!! We had to quickly glance, take a glimmer of everything on the lower level...which by the way has a ton more full body exhibits. So that was kind of lame, but over all... I loved it! The human body is insane. I don't understand how it manages everything that it does, but if it didn't....then we'd be dead. In this first picture, you wouldn't know unless you were there, but the girl has had a knee, hip, shoulder and ankle replacement! All on her left side, so she's been through some trama, but it's so interesting because they fold back some of the muscles so you can see the metal knee, and the rode going down the arm from the shoulder replacement. It was pretty crazy to see. But here are some of the cool facts I learned that I wrote in my nifty little pocket book they gave us...
They had a big ol poster that talked all about Lance Armstrong and his amazing heart. He by the way was already born with a 30% larger heart, but in addition to his amazing active lifestyle... his heart is huge. His resting heart rate is 32! Which is ridiculously slow! A normal human heart beats between 60-100 beats per min. Mine is 80... which is okay. But 32! Can you imagine if your his nurse trying to take his pulse... uhhhhh and a 1.................2........... I'd probably think we was dead waiting for the next pulse. But when Lance is at the top of his game cycling, his heart rate exceeds 200! Now healthy males at exertion at that age only average 150... so he has an insanely fit heart. Good for him. Yay lance!

The human hand has 27 bones controlled by 37 skeletal muscles.

Your nerve cell signals can travel up to 250 mph.

If you took your cerebral cortex and spread it out flat, it would be approximately 16 square feet.

Your brain consists of 14 billion nerve cells

Skeletal muscles make up almost have of the weight of your body. So if for some reason you want to loose more then half your weight...good luck trying!

Your brain is only 2% of your body weight but it needs 20% of your blood supply.

After only 4 weeks an embryo already has a heart and eyes.
And after 8 weeks, organ differentiation is largely completed.

The heart pumps roughly 1,800 gallons of blood through your body daily. 3 ounces of bood with each beat.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin carving






My design is called vampira... i decided it's bella once she becomes a vampire!

Now for the carving..




And the finished product!!

Okay so this shot isn't the best, and she does look a bit freaky, but! I like it all the same.



My favorite picture, Natalie's a dead sleepover girl, and I'm a nurse trying to hear her non-existent heart!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran... the book I've recently discovered while browsing through the non-fiction area. it's about a teacher in the Islamic Republic of Iran who every thursday gathers with 7 of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. It's interesting their view of America, sometimes positive, mostly not. But it's even more intriguing how they escape from the horrors and sadness of their life into these fiction books, stories of The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, Daisy Miller... But I really like is so far, so here are some quotes from the book that stuck out to me.

"He is a hero because he refuses to become like all the rest."

"She was her own definition."

"Do not, under any circumstance, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth."

"We in ancient countries have our past- we obsess over the past. They, the Americans, have a dream: they feel nostalgia about the promise of the future."

"This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing."

"Empathy lies at the heart of Gatsby- the biggest sin is to be blind to others problems and pains. Not seeing them means denying their existence."

"Whoever fights monsters, should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster."

"Feel, Feel I say- feel for all you're worth, and even if it half kills you, for that is the only way to live- and the only way to honour and celebrate these admirable beings, who are our pride and inspiration." - Henry James

"Greatest freedom of man was his 'independence of thought.'"

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Music!!

Probably one of my favorite parts in choir is getting new music. And for Christmas, we are getting loaded!! with music! Christmas music which is the best. So it was a grand day when we went through five new peices in chamber. So far we have 12 songs in there, but we're getting four more... and we have four in acapella. Here's my chamber songs, mostly for Heather so she can see what we're singing!
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Rejoice and Sing Noel!
Go Tell it on the Mountain
There is no Rose of Such Virtue
The Twelve Days After Christmas
In Dulci Jubilo
Wexford Carol
Christmas Time is Here

and then these last four are ones we are singing in January with other chamber choirs and we're being directed by Craig Jessop!
Let the People Praise Thee, O God
Linden Lea
Psalm 148
Gloria

So, alot of music to tackle, but i love it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Italy and the city of Venice

Day 13 in my tour to Europe is Venice. The city has fewer than 70,000 citizens, but is visited by more than 30,000 per summer day. It conists of 17 islands which have 150 canals between them, and some 400 bridges. It's from this city that Marco Polo journeyed to the Far East. Other famous residents included the painters Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto.
Other inspirations in the arts was Gabrieli (two of them) who introduced the idea of 'antiphonal' music in the St. Mark's Basilica. On our tour i'll be able to walk past the church where Vivaldi was baptized.

Some things they told me to learn about are...
San Marco Basilica
Bridge of Sighs (which recieved it's name in the 17th century, because the prioners who passed through it on their way to prison cells on teh other side would most likely see the beautiful sight of the lagoon and the island of S. Giorgio and freedom for the last time... definately a bridege of sighs)
Piazza San Marco
Bell Tower
Gondolas
Doges Palace
Glass Blowers


They also gave me some websites to check out.. so if your curious, here they are.
http://www.venetia.it/ (interesting history secion)
http://www.seguso.it/ (examples of handmade Venetian Glass)

for venice photos....

Something i was searching that i thought was so cool, is The Carnival. It's one of the oldest internationall know festival celebrated in Venice. It began in the 15th century, but the tradition can be traced back to the 14th century. The Carnival starts around 2 weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday(Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. The streets are full of people completely dressed out, masks of course included.

I wish i could go but it doesn't take place while we're there, plus it's so costly most locals can't afford to attend.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ridiculous

So, sitting at the dinner table, newspaper in hand... I come across this small little article off to the side that really just is pathetic and made me laugh at the same time.

National Debt Clock runs out of digits...

New York- In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure.
As a short-term fix, the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock near Times Square has been switched to a figure- the "1" in $10 trillion. It's marking the federal government's current debt at about $10.2 trillion.
The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year by adding two digits. That will make it capable of tracking debt up to a quadrillion dollars.
The late Manhattan real estate developer Seymour Durst put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt.


Now if this just isn't ridiculous... we are apparently expected to rack up this debt to a QUADRILLION DOLLARS!! That's pathetic. It only took us 19 years to sink 7.5 trillion dollars more into debt. How are we not making anything to help drop this number instead of it skyrocketing up. Oh that's right, we get everything from China. Good one nation. Let's put all of our dependence in other nations that want to overtake us. Very strategic. Hey but good news... gas prices have dropped around 30 cents in I think 4 weeks!! That was a definite happy day for me.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesdays with Morrie

For my CNA class, we have to do 24 hours of clinical work. And all of mine are at a long term care facility. And, i really don't know why, but uhhh the old people, sometimes I'd just rather not. No offense meant please to grandparents. I love you :D but the ones i dint know, that seem crazy and need help with things I'm not sure i want to do... makes me nervous.

We watched Tuesdays with Morrie in my CNA class today and it really got to me. I've been so selfish in my thoughts, I've overlooked that they're people that have lived a glorious life. So seeing this old, frail man with all his wisdom, who yeah he couldn't walk anymore, his hands shook and it embarrassed him, he changed my sight. It's so important when working in a hospital or LTC to realize that you're working with someone who probably doesn't want your help but they know they need it. They weren't put in there for fun, and it's definitely not fun being there. So when you put your heart out there, i believe they can teach you and help you, as much as you can help them.

Now, this doesn't change the fact that I am sooo nervous! to go work an 8 hour shift in a LTC. The people there will only be thinking that I'm another nurse whose certified and is just working, when i actuality I'm just a student. Which definitely puts some pressure on my shoulders. But it'll be such a good learning experience for me.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Fall

New Favorite Movie
Incorrectily rated
Filmed in over 28 countries
The most gorgeous cinematography i've ever seen
Most adorable little girl, with the cutest accent
Script practically written by the 5 year old
Elaborate Costumes
Crazy Imagination
Sweet mask
A movie filmed for the story, not money
"World of magic and myth"
Nobody was willing to finance.. so he sold everything but his house
Every place is real, they exist

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New found talent

When put under stress, you find what you can handle. I love my cna class, but yeah it's harder. You have to put effort in if you want the grade. You must maintain an 80% or else you can't take the test to certify. In order to pass the test, you actually need to study. I know this is new, but there are a lot of classes in school where studying for the test is optional and you can still pass.

My test on Friday is according to my teacher, one of the harder ones because of all the terms and things you need to memorize. They aren't hard to understand, there's just a ton of them. Now match me up with note cards and a highlight to color coordinate! Awesome combination. Work was a little slow so i made my note cards in between customers and when finished, i studied. A lovely fat portion of this test is prefix, suffix and roots of medical terms that range from dys to cyan to algia to osis... and anywhere inbetween.
Out of 70 note cards , 53 of them are those different parts of medical words. That's a pretty intense number, at least to me it feels like. But by the end of my 4 hour shift.. bam! I had just about all of those notecards down! I realized, i can memorize pretty darn well if you give me some note cards, and of course a highlighter to color coordinate. My cna binder is the most organized thing i own probably.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Update

Well, not much is changing. I've definitely fallen into a routine. 6:20 i'm up and washing my face. First is hair, then makeup then get dressed. Now i can get breakfast, brush my teeth and am out the door by 7:20. School's routine sets in and i follow the session. Yesterday in chamber, 2 out of the 4 soprano 2's were gone! So that was an interesting rehearsal....especially since the only other soprano 2 there really can't sight read music... she's always been a S1 so this is a new experience for her. Not the melody anymore! Acapella is...well acapella. Huge, slow moving and rarely satisfying. Kathryn and i after that get a lovely hour break before heading down to our CNA class, which i absolutely adore. It doesn't feel like 3 hours of one class..

B-days aren't as fun but still have their ups. Seminary can be spiritual as long as you aren't about to fall asleep on the desk... i was having a morning where i just couldn't wake up even though i slept a good almost 8 hours. Health Science Advanced was a little bizarre as normal. I now expect to see videos every class of a schizophrenic, hypochondriac or someone with tourettes. Pretty healthy for your subconscious huh.. Well i move onto mythology english which is interesting in itself.. along with the crazy people i have in there...aka a lovely handful of emo's that have been warning our student teacher from BYU to run and hide from our class. Not to good. And then i finish up the day with Chemistry.. oh that's a hard class to have after lunch. I'm dozing off but i know i don't understand any of it, so i have to stay awake... it's a tuff battle i fight every day in chemistry.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Amazing Neighbors

So, my mp3 player broke a couple weeks before school started. And i'm very low and tight on money right now. There was no way possible for me to buy anything new for a long time. Well talking with my neighbors who are always trying to help me :D. I told them about my choir trip to Europe..."Oh! come watch our kids! We'll give you jobs to do!" They're just awesome like that. So they hear my delima, well i want an ipod nano so bad! But there's a really cool new zen out there too that's cheaper. And me being a cheap person decides, sure go for the zen. So my neighbors let me watch their dog over the weekend while they're in oregan. $15 bucks a day, 5 days. lovely sum for watching a dog. They get back today and i'm over there talking to them... and Aaron turns to me, "okay, you can either have cash, or what's in the bag... so a hundred dollar bill or the bag.." And i'm like...uhh! i dont know!!! And aaron says back.. "The hundred or the bag! And the bag is worth more then the hundred..." hahah So i take the bag and inside is a fabulous pink ipod nano!! I was like, what!! Extremely surprised! They are just so awesome and way too kind. But yes that was my lovely story about my overly thoughtful neighbors who are just amazing. :D Thanks!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

School

Wow! Things a little hectic trying to get my life back to a pattern. But i am in love with just about every class! A-days are for sure my favorite. I have Chamber choir first period and then stay in the room for Acapella choir second period. After that i have an hour to eat, do whatever before i have to be to my MATC class for CNA. Kathryn and i took it together and i'm so glad! The class is small.. around 22 students and we all have a passion for the medical field. So even though the class is 3 hours long, i don't even notice. I love the information, i soak it up. We have a lot of work outside of the class, but that's alright. I can deal with that.

My b-days are alright, getting better/worse. I've been trying to get into a medical english class, but the only way that's happening is if someone drops out..and so far that's not happening. So i have seminary B1... then i have health science advanced, which i am also in love with! My teacher is so scatter brained and crazy i love him. But i'm really excited to get farther into that class. After that i head off to Mythology english. Which is interesting and all, but i'd prefer medical english. I have some fun people in there...and some crazy emo's. It's a bit twisted. My b-day comes to a close with chemistry. My teacher seems pretty cool, but i'm am in a class FULL of sophmores. No joke. I know one senior... who is so annoying i don't know what to do with myself. And one fabulous junior whose in chamber with me...so she's keeping me sane. :D But all in all, i'm loving school. I really enjoy my classes and seeing everyone again. It's fun. :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Work Parties

There's always some people you would rather not work with...everywhere that you work. And i'm saying the same thing, but just looking at my cashier girls...we are sisters. It's weird really how well we get along. We have cashier parties probably every month where just us girls get together and hang out. Cause there's only so much talking you can do while working.. But we decided to have a cashier camp out! They did one last year and apparently it was awesome. So we met up at the store and headed up!


And oh my goodness did we have fun. I don't know what was in the air..maybe our neighbors with the beer put something in their tin foil we borrowed... but we were laughing the whole time. I would write down the funny sayings we said in my phone and were they plentiful.



Alyssa presented to us her sound of a dying cow... (the videos really dark..you pretty much can't see anything.. but it's hilarious to listen to :D)



Ariel was our 80's girl. And the girlfriend off of parent trap when they go hiking... it was great.


I think we finally got around to eating our brinner (breakfast dinner) around 10. We brought up one pan, so we started cooking ontop of the inside of the dutch oven lid. It was pretty awesome.



I don't know why things were so funny, but all of us were dying..haha our drunk neighbors must of been having fun listening to us.


I finally got home at 1:00..and lucky me i got to open the store the next morning at 7. So i was gonna get up early and shower..but there was no way i was gonna sleep on my nasty fire camp smelling hair. ugh puke. So i finally rolled into bed 1:30 and dreamed the whole night about driving down the canyon.. restless sleep. That part sucked. But otherwise.. i wish i could have slept up there!! We had soo much fun!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Crazy

This week = insane. I have a family reunion for my grandma packard's side of the family this Friday/Saturday. But of course knowing the Packards, all the families come in a week early. So it has been family galore! But i absolutely love it. I love having a ton of cousins. There's eleven of us just my age. My grandma has 101 grandkids, and 49 greatgrandkids. So there's enough of us to go around.

Staying at my house is Uncle Bennet and Aunt Jenna with all their ADORABLE kids. :D they are so so cute. They are Haley, Alice, Esther, Faye, Floyd, Forest, Ruthie, and Celeste. Oh my i just want to eat them up all the time.

So everyday this week after i get off work, i head up to Grandpa's house to have dinner and hang with all the fam! It's been pretty crazy and i'm definately feeling those miles in gas prices. Ugh. But i'm alright with it this week.

Wednesday we all went up to Lagoon and played up there! Oh my heck, way wayyy too much fun. :) All us teenagers were together and were just go go go! In our group was the guys... Quinton, Kent, Spencer, Nate, Jordan, Reed, Ben, and James. The girls... Aubrey, Mckenna, Emma and me. We hit Wicked twice, Colossus...probably 5 or 6 times, Cliffhanger, mouse/rollercoaster, the white rollercoaster a good 5 or 6 times also (short lines!), ferris wheel, water slide,and the chair lift 3 faboulous times ;) Inside jokes are now again plentiful.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What is this! A center for ants!!??

I love my cashier girls. I really think we were meant to be sisters, we pretty much are. :D It's crazy how all of us get along so well. At my other job, there were always people you would rather have quit then hang out with. But we're cool. hahha We have cashier parties every month or month and a half probably. We try to plan things, but in all reality we sit around a table and laugh our faces off.
So last night, well misses alyssa and ashley h. had not seen zoolander!!! So by all means OF COURSE that show!! Ariel was hysterical to watch; when she starts laughing hard she has to hit something and then bend forward and rock back and forth. hahah i know... Karyn has the funniest laugh and was dying last night! Alyssa laughed at some lame part..not even really that funny but she laughed, and all of us girls were like, "Sure laugh at that part and nothing else!" And cute alyssa responded, "that's the only part i got out of the movie..." So karyn's sent into fits of laughter for 5 min straight, and then randomly at the end of the movie for the same reason :D Really, we are way too weird but i absolutely love it. We have a camping trip coming up in Aug... so we'll see how we survive that. And the next time we have a movie night... we're not starting Grease right when i have to leave!!! traitors..

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Germany

I recieved my first e-mail of tour prep notes including our journey through Germany. My first day in Germany we'll go throught the city of Munich (Munchen). Apparently it's like Salt Lake City, it too became known to the world when it hosted the Olympic Games. We'll be able to see the Olympic stadium. We'll also see the headquarters for a large German auto manufacturer. I'm pretty excited for that :D crazy german cars. A car my size!! Some facts i was provided with about Germany... It's just smaller in size than the state of Montana. 82 million people-- most living in urban areas. 40 percent of the country is forested. Th country was re-unified in 1990 following hte tearin down of the Berlin Wall. And it's now a member of the EU.

We'll also be going to Dachau Concentration Camp and museum. I am so excited to be able to go there. I know it's such a horrible part of history but i can imagine how moving it must be to see it. http://www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de/ (click english version...unless you read german :)

Our final destination in Germany will be the city of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber. This full name states that it's above the Tauber river, because apparently there are other Rothenburgs... confussing! But it's essentially a rebuilt Medieval city of the 16th century. There's a walk on the wall which encloses the city, and evening walk of the wall and the Nightwatchman tour.

So this is Germany for me next year. I'm so excited. They gave us ideas to prepare for the trip..one was to follow the Tour de France...that's where i'll be next summer!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Work

The one day i don't work this week, i still manage to see everyone from my work... really you'd think we just dont' get enough of each other. I go in to get my check so of course i set myself up for that one...but i went to lunch at panda and we're eating outside and who shows up but chad, my bosses brother who comes to the store all the time. Then a little later across the street pulls up Kendall and Kristie going for Bajio... it was pretty intense. :D

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cheap!

I love the 5 dollar bin of shoes at Wal-mart. Yes for cheapo shoes that i love. I have tres pairs. White, Red(for work!) and aqua blue :D they are awesome.
The 5 dollar movie bin! Place to be. Another love of mine. They have fabulous movies there... really. I'm a cheap person when it comes to buying some certain things....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

DAH!!

Wow, girls camp...is coming and it's coming fast. This is the first time that we're doing a stake girls camp. Honest, i was absolutely not, excited at all. I love my ward and our little ward girls camp rocks every year. But going along and helping...i'm so so excited for it now. I'm a Stake YCL leader. So you have the stake ycl, then all the ward ycl's and then all the girls. So being in the stake group, we are really planning and getting everything into motion before and during the camp. Our camp leader is amazing. She is one organized lady and has so many plans for us. I really hope everything works as far as time :D I have one week. One week of work everyday except tuesday, to get my jobs done. Write a devotional, finish up my music cards and posters, make newspaper hats (learn how to first), finish my secret sister gifts, go over the games i teach, pack!, put together 223 bags for the girls wednesday morning before i head off to work.... i'm feeling it now. This week will fly by i know it. But i really am so excited. It's gonna be an amazing week. I'm gonna do the sunrise hike too!! Yup yup. bring on the hikes. i'm there.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Patterns


I like patterns, repeating colours, designs....



Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Chalk Festival!

So Saturday afternoon we went up to Salt Lake City to see the Chalk Festival! Chalk is amazing, and i am now going to create insane masterpieces of chalk drawings all over my driveway. Really, these people have talent. I felt bad for one girl, you could tell it was her picture and some retard lady just walks on it!! I just about yelled at her. I mean, come on.. this isn't just cement. It's art! Her nasty shoes just tainted it. Ugh. People. Some little kids start walking over it too, and i yelled at them. I don't think they heard though cause we were up on the second floor. I can't decide which of them was my favorite, but i'm really diggin Indian Jones. That ones crazy. Can you say realistic... yes. Another favorite was of the Taj Mahal... wow. gorgeous. muah. loves to the Taj Mahal.




Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Busy busy beginning summer

Well since summer has began i've been a crazy girl. Well, things have been crazy. I started off at my medical camp, which was so cool! It was only three days, but every day we got to do two hour shadows in different areas of the hospital. I came to find that i love the hospital. I feel like i just need to work there. I love how everyone is so in love with their job. They'll all tell you they have the best job out of the many jobs you could have at a hospital. I'm leaning toward being a Radiologist. I love x-rays, i think they are so interesting! And radiologist are everywhere in the hospital... which i would love.



While i was at my medical camp, my Grandma on my mom's side passed away. And it really didn't hit me until i walked in the next tuesday on her funeral for her viewing. Seeing her there so still... But to make things even more conflicting, i was at EFY the week of her funeral. So i left Tuesday morning for the funeral and then came back up to EFY later. But the funeral, was one of the hardest days i've had but it was an amazing experience for me still. The knowledge i gained, and that funeral was really, an amazing service.



So to make things up to date, i am now back from EFY, where i atteneded at the U. I loved it. My group was the coolest there!! No lie!! All of us had our inside moves and chants that we'd do everywhere... everyone would look at us and wish that they were in our group. My girls, were awesome. All of us bonded like sisters. I even started talking like them. Believe me it's hard not to when you have 2 from kansas, 2 from texas and 1 from georgia. Talk about southern accent taking over!! Our company won first place in the cheer off too!! yup, we partied.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Food

My new found obsession is taking pictures of food. Don't ask me why, but i love it. My lovely sand coated apple was discovered at...none other but the sand dunes. Fitting huh. Another new found love; being the first to open the tub of butter. Exciting discoveries lie in wait. Perfectly swirled golden butter. Picturesque i'd say. But then again, that's my food obsession coming out. I must sound like some food junkie, barely able to get myself off the couch. Ya i can see that. But no worries, that's what bike ridings for. I really don't think i need to lose weight anyways. I just need muscle. I'm a wuss. That's what i told the army national guard guy that called me this morning. Can you imagine me, in the army?! Ha scoff and scorns there. I'd never survive.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sunburned



Do you see this rediculous sunburn. Lame swimsuit strings... Who gets a sunburn like this..oh me me!! Pick me! yeah no thank you.

New book i've started on. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. We watched the movie in english and i LOVED it. But warnings..it's sad. Totally throws you off at the end, you just jump and wave your arms around stuttering like a moron. My class just about had a meltdown. But in accordance to a jewelery seller in Hawaii, the book is far above the movie. So i'm excited to read it and find out for myself.

So tomorrow, another bike ride to work! Last friday, 5 out of 7 of us at work rode our bikes. We have gone eco-friendly. I love it.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

New favorite scars


These are the babies. Pretty sweet. Perfect little circles. Story behind them... well miss katie showed me this AMAZING park. But it's late, completely dark. More fun though. We get to the top of this playground and decide, hey good idea to do a little train down this slide. No. Bad. The slide was one where it's completely closed in. So going down it, yeah my knees pop up and i get a burn from the slide. hahah i think they look hilarious. I like them.

I have officially proclaimed a new record for myself...of how many wrappers a recees cup came in. I had 4! wrappers on one recees cup. How incredibly insane! What a waste, but at least it gives me something to excite over. Oh and was it exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and my victory.

Focus...focus.... focus... what to focus on??