Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Party

My Roommate Erin and I
My FHE family at the party
Edward Cullen and I
Doughnuts on a String....I dominated

Tonight was my ward's Halloween Party. I went and had fun. It was the typical LDS YSA party. They always start off slow. You only talk to people you know. Then you gradually start talking to other people. All together the party was what you made it. I decided to make it fun. I enjoyed talking to new people and learning more about them. Erin and I were the only ones to go from our apartment. Erin was a Woo and I was just a girl in a tutu. I love my tutu though and felt the need to wear it. Like I said, it was what you made it and I made it fun.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Scars...A therapeutic blog

Sandra blogs because she finds it therapeutic. I am going to take a shot at it.
When I was younger, probably about ten, I had to get stitches in the bottom of my foot. I can still feel the scar. A small cut has left a mark on my body that will probably not go away during my short existence on this Earth. This got me to thinking. If a small cut can leave such a mark, what types of marks do my other actions make. These marks could be on my heart for taking a chance I shouldn't take or on my thighs for eating the whole bag of candy. It is kind of odd how everything you do in this life can leave you with some kind of mark, physical, mental, or emotional. Most adults probably have more marks then they would like. I don't think there is a way you can go throughout life without getting one or two. One thing that bothers me is that sometimes we don't let our "marks" heal. We keep picking at them and re-opening the wound. Yes, we can be self destructive like this. We can't forget about that one crush or one silly choice we made. Sometimes, we are too prideful to let our wound heal. Admitting you were wrong about something takes too much of your energy. (Especially when you're not really certain you were wrong.) Lowering your pride and doing what you should do would be like allowing yourself to get stitches (which leads to faster healing). We are complex beings. I don't know if I will ever understand myself or others. I guess that is why we are here. I heard a quote that I enjoyed. A classmate was quoting a general authority and he said something similar to this, "In a thousand years, you will look at this life like a bad experience that happened in fourth grade." I really like that quote. Time can heal all things if we let it. Sometimes letting it is the hard part.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I love my sister Sandra. She is really amazing. I really don't think she understands what an incredible woman she is. I really do think that she is not only beautiful, but she is full of ambition. I think I often take her generosity and excellent counsel for granted. I enjoy getting counsel from Sandra because it is genuinely good counsel. It isn't always what I want to hear, but it is usually what I need to hear. I like how she doesn't "butter up" the truth. Having Sandra as a sister, friend, and role model is a true blessing. Sandra Marie, I love you.

Iron Chef

My apartment is definitely full of WINNERS! For FHE last night we had a Iron Chef competition. We were given an hour to cook a dessert with a random secret ingredient and our brothers judged us. We were kind of disgruntled that our brothers didn't cook us anything but we told them that they owed us a special treat next week. Our secret ingredient was pumpkin puree and fresh pears. Our apartment were like champs. We made a pumpkin dip and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. We sliced the pears, along with apples and bananas, to dip in our dip. We topped the dip with homemade whipped cream. The muffins got sprinkled with powdered sugar and then got whipped cream as well. I deep fried flour tortillas (that I cut in triangles) and rolled them in a cinnamon and sugar mixture for the dip as well. Our presentation was nice. The other girls made a pumpkin dish (that didn't look edible) so we for sure won! It was really a fun activity. We rocked! Yep..we for sure deserved gold stars after our amazing performance!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Colbie Caillat

This weekend my roomates and I went to a Colbie Caillat concert. It was amazing! If I haven't said it recently, I love my roommates!!! They are so amazing. I rode down with Megan and Erin. We met Aubree and Liz at the concert. My roommate, Liz, caught Colbie's guitar pick. Us girls really did rock out! We all also have crushes on her Guitarist. He was hot, as you can tell from his picture above. After the conert we got to take a picture from him. I got to rest my check on his chest. It was amazing! I can't complain. I am really loving life this semester.