Friday, July 23, 2010

spring 2010 in pictures

(WARNING: this post contains an overload of pictures)

This has truly been the best semester I've ever had in college

I didn't get perfect grades, but I made the most amazing friends and had fun ALL the time.
I love my friends

my roommates
everyone in the 30th ward.

i volunteered on and off campus
i was in the show choir

my ward is really social.
we do a lot of stuff together and no one ever leaves. except for now. everyone is leaving to other apartment complexes, including me. I've lived in the same apartment for two years, but now I'm leaving, just like everyone else!
I'm trying to be ok with that :)
My bishop's fantastic, beautiful, wonderful wife, Sister Sevy, told me to look at it from the point of, now I will have friends all over Rexburg.
So that's what I'm doing! I'm sad to see this semester end, but happy for all the fantastic memories and friends I made

Pranking the guys

Taking an involuntary swim in our clothes--thanks guys!Representing the West side in the water battle of East vs West


Ward closing social: Slip n Slide

(Yes, that's my bishopric)

skipping studying for finals to go jump of bridges at Monkey Rock and the Sandbar

Sunday kite flying

Clean checks? Nope, haunted villages

The end :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Matt and Noel

I have a gigantic final to take today, and more to study for, so, naturally, i'm blogging.

In one of my special education classes this winter I met a guy named Matt (disclaimer:married) and got to know him a little bit better when we had a study group together. He set me up on a blind date, which turned out AWESOME and, since we have the same major, I still see him around every few days.

He and his cute wife Noelle (who I have never met, but I still think she's way cute) want to adopt a baby to be a part of their family. I have a link for their adoption blog here, I would really encourage everyone to check it out, they really are a sweet couple, and keep them in mind if you hear of anyone trying to give their baby up for adoption.

Thanks and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

today and the rest of the week

I have SO much homework to do tonight! Which is why I'm blogging. It's what I do instead of homework :)
Tomorrow is the final dress rehearsal for show choir before the big show on saturday.
My schedule tomorrow will go something like this:
12am-2am: homework
2am-7am: sleep. or watch scrubs. ok, sleep. probably.
7am: more homework
9.30am: walk to upper valley industries
10am: volunteer. crafts probably.
11am: walk somewhere. home or campus.
12.45pm-3pm: class
3pm-5pm: somewhere, somehow, find costumes for show choir. get ready for dress rehearsal
5pm-10pm or later: dance and sing
after that: die

yeah, that's going to be a bushel of fun!

Today was fantastic

For one of my classes I have to volunteer at Upper Valley Industries (UVI), which is a center in town for mentally and physically disabled people.
Truly one of the highlights of my semester.
I would go into detail but I know it wouldn't be as special to my dear readers as it was to me.
I'll just say that it was great for a few reasons:
1) it was an amazing confirmation to me that i've chosen the right career path and that i'll be doing what i love
2) how can you not be on the biggest high from an afternoon of giving service? Especially spending that time with autistic and down syndrome people, who, in my opinion, are some of the very sweetest people in this entire world :)
There are more reasons, but I'll leave it at that. I have to get back to homework.

But I'm excited to go back tomorrow morning