Saturday, February 21, 2009

Girls Night Out :)

Since I just got home from working a double, and dont really feel up to meeting up with my partying (partying in the lds sense of the word haha) roommates, I will write about last night lol. Last night, in celebration of my beautiful sister Kristin's 18th birthday we had a pretty awesome GNO. It all started off with my dad taking the fam out to dinner to La Dulce Vita! yum! which is always exciting since I dont cook for myself... AT ALL haha. I usually eat a lot of cereal, sandwiches, soup etc.
Then Me, Chels, Holly, Kris, and my cousin Lauren all headed to the byu gymnastics meet! :) we all have at one point in our lives done gymnastics, so we love watching that sort of thing. Even though none of us ever got good at gymnastics (except for kristin).
chels, holly, kris, lauren, and me at the marriot center :) Wow.. how'd i get all the tall genes, im like bending my legs, and sticking my hip out trying to be on the same level as them, and im still taller!

Then we went to the movie, New in Town :) Aw man, i love chick flicks haha. We all loved this movie! which is surprising a little bit, because i hated Harry Connick Jr. in p.s. I love you, but he is lots cuter in this movie! It was funny, and different, and I loved it. Which is good, cause the last movie I went to, He's just not that into you, was a complete disappointment. I didn't really like it all that much. So go see New in Town!

After the Movie, we were all starving, so in order to complete our GNO, we chowed down on ice cream, cinnamon sugar toast and other unhealthy but delicious foods. Because what GNO is complete without ice cream!

Then at like 1 am, we decided to be rebellious and jump the fence to the hot tub, because that sounded like fun. (they close at 10... so lame)
climbing the dangerous fence! I had to document the struggles of the short legged ones haha. But man, those spike things aren't comfortable even for me, and i have long legs! Look at chels's face, i'm pretty sure she was in the process of saying OUCH!

lauren moments before she got stuck. Our breaking and entering wasn't very discreet! It took us atleast 10 minutes to get over the fence :D

our, "I can't believe we're so rebellious faces"

And then conveniently, some guys decided to jump the fence too, so we made them take our picture haha. Sheesh so unfair though! it took them like 5 seconds each to get over the fence!
lauren, me, kris, chels

Then we got hot, so we decided to be brave and dive in the unheated pool.. it was FREEZING!
the toe test did not prepare me..
i'll admit it... I definitely screamed haha

By the time we left the hot tub, lots of other people had shown up so apparently the 10 pm rule isn't very enforced at Branbury :P

our "mission successfully completed" faces
love self timer :) and this is officially my fav. pic of the night. and I really did accidently kick lauren in the face... woops! haha i love that her face was caught on camera

then we were off to walmart, to buy cereal and milk! so i dont starve next week :) me and kris took a pic cause we realized we were matching, but opposite

And that concludes the GNO. It was a good one, one that will be remembered forever. Happy Birthday sis! Thanks for giving us all an excuse to party together! I love you :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

What have you done?

I was tagged! Thanks heather haha im actually really bored right now.

Bold the items you have done:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (if rock band counts lol)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a Praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris .... almost! in a few more months haha.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (do rain storms in hawaii count? cause it rained in Kauai like everyday!)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (what does this even mean?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Been to the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa at the Louvre
20. Slept on a train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (only if gibberish counts :P)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing - (on a rock wall.)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (for those of you who care it was in Church Ball! lol i didn't even know i was in it until i was watching it with my brother and there i was doing a halftime with sr. company at the delta center in the opening credits! i felt so famous for that 2 seconds lol.)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving .... again.. almost!
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (it was gross. good ol' Mr. Hodges biology though)
72. Tied a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a Bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (only if my lifeguarding counts)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Visited Italy

45/100... good thing i still have a long life ahead of me! maybe i can get a few more things checked off that list haha. I tag: Holly, Chelsea, and i dunno... haha whoever wants to do it too! :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

3 things

There are three things that absolutely made my day today even though I feel like crap. (Thanks whoever/whatever got me sick..) and even though I bombed my lab quiz... (In my defense it was cause I was studying for the LECTURE test! meh. if they didn't overlap so inconveniently. Oh well at least I did good on the test!)
  1. I got to sleep in! even if it was accidental cause I slept through my alarm
  2. I got to hold a brain today in my anatomy lab and it was... amazing :) brains are so cool.
  3. Drumroll please...... I got accepted into the London, Fall STUDY ABROAD!!! I am so excited. beyond belief!
Today wasn't such a bad day after all

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tiff's Bridal Shower

Yesterday was my long time BFF's bridal shower! Me and tiff have literally grown up together! First in our ward in Orem from the time we were infants, to the time her family moved to England and I moved to Lindon. But 3 yrs later she moved back to the USA and into my ward in Lindon! So basically we know each other REALLY well :) But anyways, me and ash savage one of my other bf.f's along with one of Tiff's roommates from last year, Kaitie, just HAD to throw her a shower. Isn't that pretty much like best friend code or something? I dunno haha but thank you to everyone who came! It was so good to see all of you again! Many of you I haven't seen since high school! It really was so good to catch up, and i know it meant alot to tiff to have you guys there. :) Here are some pics from the big event...
sarah, tiff, and vanessa :)

tiff during the "how well do you know jake game!" haha.
If she got any of the questions wrong, we threw gum at her and she had to chew it :) lol.
I may or may not have thrown in some really unfair questions just to make it funnier...

sarah, vanessa, megan, alyssa, jody, and austi during the game

one of her gifts haha.... oh gosh gotta love bridal showers. I love the VanDeMerwe est. 2009 sign though! it was so cute! :)

ash, me, and kaitie :) the hosts.

yum... look at all that gum haha

most of the girls that made it to the shower :)
top row: Sarah, Alyssa, Jody, Tiff, Ash, Mandy, Kaitie, and Vanessa
bottom row: me, austi, megan, and megan :)

the younguns :) brooke, megan, and kris

the sistas! Me tiff and Ash are best friends, and so are kris, brooke, and megan :)
apparently black was the color of choice for the bridal shower... haha
Ash & Brooke. . . Tiff & Megan. . . Kris & Me!

The shower seemed to be a success although we definitely over shot on food :P And our slideshow didn't go as planned but oh well! Thanks again to those who came, and thank you to the Savage's for letting us use your house :)

oh and here is a pic of tiff and jake just cause i think they're cute together :) and because she doesn't have a blog... much to my dismay.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

WARNING: venting to follow

After weeks like this one, I am SO ready to call it quits. I am quitting my job, dropping out of school, and moving to Hawaii! (I have come to the conclusion that one has to be insanely smart to get a 4.0 while working 25 hours a week at BYU i shall never understand how people do it) Once I move to Hawaii I will make shell necklaces and sell them on the beach for a living. Like the beach bum that I want to be. Cause after weeks like this one has been, I feel like I'll never make it through school alive. And just thinking about everything in store for next week I wanna cry. sigh... clearly I need to go to bed. Its been a long night at the wing shack. maybe I'll feel more bright and cheerful in the morning. Lets hope! since me, ash, and katie are throwing tiff's bridal shower tomorrow... (fingers crossed that all somehow comes together in the wee hours of tomorrow morning) pictures are bound to follow. sorry about the vent session folks. im off to bed.