Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Break!

ok ok... i admit it. I've been holding out on all ya'll. I have a confession to make. The past month I have been dating this pretty cool guy named Ki (well technically Kiley Martin Jensen but I call him Ki). Why have I been hesitant to share this piece of information with you all? Well because I know that most, if not ALL of the readers of my blog are quite attached to Wes. My family, his family, all our friends... but I promise you'd all like Ki too. And just so everyone isn't all worried that I'm leading boys on or anything. Wes knows about Ki, and has no choice but to accept the fact that I am dating other people (since he told me to/we both knew I would eventually) and Ki knows about Wes. But anyways I just had to spill the beans because, this is after all my only form of a journal, and I am thinking by the end of this blog post it was going to be pretty obvious anyways. But now that my confession is out in the air and all the technicalities are taken care of I can now move on to the actual blog post :)

Last week when Ki called me inviting me along on a spontaneous camping trip, I didn't have to think about it very long before I consented to go. Even though now I am quite behind in most my classes, my self proclaimed spring break trip was AMAZING. We (and by we i mean... Me, Ki, Ki's roommate Luke, and Luke's fiance Sarah) all left Tuesday night for Yuba lake where we were planning on camping. However when we finally made it to Yuba Lake at 9:50 the gate to the campground was locked even though it was supposed to be open until 10:00 (slacker ranger) so we drove around for at least a good hour trying to figure a way to get to the campground without actually going through the gate. Thanks to Luke's offroading capable subaru and his navigation thing, and after driving past many large herds of cows we finally made our way to one of the campsites on the other side of the lake that was closed. It was great! we were out there all alone, just us and the lake (and the tent and our plethora of food of course). It was good to get away, I had forgotten how fun camping can be! And now for the pics... (of course!)

The campsite

just sitting around the campfire waiting for the best hotdogs i've ever eaten in my life to be done :)
Sarah and Luke

Then on Wednesday morning when we woke up we went on a little hike to supposedly see painted rocks. We were hoping there was hieroglyphics but apparently it was just a metaphor of some sort. But it turned out all right, we just hiked up a mountain like indians instead. We all agreed (except for Ki) that being an indian would be way cooler then being a cowboy. After the hike we then drove to Meadow to swim in the hot springs. The deepest part of the hot springs went down 28 feet and opened up into like an underground cavern. Their was a 50 yr old man that swam all the way down to the bottom to show us how it was done and then we all gave it a million shots. In the end Ki was the only other person besides the 50 yr old man that could swim to the bottom and pick up a rock. The rest of us only made it about maybe 18 ft. Even though me and Luke are both lifeguards there is just something really freaky about swimming through an enclosed space, with volcanic rock on either side of you. It was painful! we all got some pretty good cuts from accidently kicking or hitting the rock with our arms and legs as we tried to swim down. not to mention if you dont release the preasure from your ears several times on the way down it KILLS your ears :P
Luke being a "ninja gangsta" at the top of our little hike at painted rocks

Me and Ki trying to keep our eyes open long enough to take a picture haha

In Ki's words, I had it easy on the hike haha.

The hot spring. the water was so so clear!

Me after my hundreth attempt to successfully swim to the bottom

Sarah, Luke, Ki, and Me after swimming in the hot spring forever and turning into prunes.

then we took a walk on the beach to look for fire wood :)

Luke and Sarah are cute together :)

luke's firewood

breaking the firewood so we can have a "man fire" not a fashion fire according to Luke and Ki.

the sunset was beautiful :) But unfortunately all good things must come to an end. I had class on Thursday so we had to leave Thursday morning. and that is the end of my self proclaimed spring break haha.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Is it just me or is everyone having trouble getting themselves to focus! I know I am lacking motivation when my online stats homework auto saves 3 times.... BEFORE I've even answered one question. Why doesn't BYU have spring break!? I am feeling a little burned out here! 42 more days until finals are OVER! I can hardly wait... except that I think I'll miss anatomy... still cant wait though. I'm also ready for the warm weather! woot woot. i am so over winter, and the freezing coldness. I want to break out my flip flops!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mawiage is what bwings us togevaaaah today

I can hardly believe that one of my very best friends is MARRIED! I mean there is no way we are old enough for this yet! I grew up with tiff. We made lists in young womens together about the qualities we wanted in our future husbands. we used to talk about the day when we would both get married and then live next door to each other so we could always be best friends. I remember that day like it was yesterday and now all of a sudden she is married! I remember when I was little I used to feel like the future was so far away and that i would never turn 13 and be an "official" teenager, or that i'd never turn 16 and finally get my drivers license. And now here I am nearly 20 tiff is married and more and more people i know get engaged every day i swear :P It is the weirdest thing. looking back it just all went so quickly! I just cant believe it. But life is good :) and tiff's wedding day was just like we always dreamed it would be when we were little. Seeing her and jake together was so cute. She is SO happy.. I have never seen her cry so much as i did on Saturday, which doesn't give me very much hope for me on my wedding day! I mean tiff never cries :P if she cried on her wedding day i am most certainly doomed. but for those of you who couldn't make it here are a few photos from the eventful day.
waiting oh so anxiously for the newly married couple to come out of the temple :)

yay! they're so cute

being good little bridesmaids and holding her freaking huge train :)

tiff and jake with tiff's family who are long time family friends/lake powell trippers with my fam

the best friends at the wedding luncheon

I caught the bouquet lol. it was quite the catch. but no im not getting married anytime soon! :)

Well that about does the quick recap on tiff's wedding :) I could go on forever longer about it, but im lazy. I have been lacking much needed motivation lately... im really hoping it comes back PRONTO! I have lots that needs to be accomplished by the end of this week lol.