Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Work. Work. Work.

School? Whats that?
Really i'm joking. I definitely know what school is. I went all summer. And because of that I decided to take this semester off. A decision I don't think I will soon regret. My brain just needs a  break. And I want to work and save up some money.
My new job is going wonderfully. I really do enjoy it....yes I do enjoy going to old people's houses and taking care of them. Call me crazy but I get a sense of joy out of  knowing that I am helping someone else do things they aren't able to do anymore.  It most definitely isn't what I want to do for the rest of my life, but for now it's good money and it's flexible so I can work and do my externship for Medical Assisting ( I can't wait to be done with that so I can work in a doctor's office).
Anyways... not having homework right now is one of the best feelings. Although I still have to wake up early I am not complaining:)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Out With the Old and in With the New

Tomorrow is a big day.
Many of my friends start their first day of college,
I got a new job,
Sammy got a new job,
We did not get jobs at the same place,
However, we do both have our firt day tomorrow.
So between work and school, tomorrow is definitely a big day.

Also...driving home in the dark combined with the pouring rain outside and an excellent jam sesh to Taylor Swift....quite possibly could be the most solid thing that's ever happened to me.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The illness

I must be ill.
This weekend I volunteered to watch my nephews while my sister and her husband are out of town. (so unlike me). And tomorrow I gladly agreed to let my other nephew Hunter come over for a few hours while my brother and his wife are out. Don't get me wrong I didn't hesitate or even second guess myself when I said yes. I was happy as can be, and still am. Hence the "I must be ill" statement. So far our time together has gone something like this.....
Me begging Bridger to agree to watch Tarzan... After much persuassion he gave in. It wasn't easy though.
Napping and waking up to Bridger really close to my face staring intently. Awkward.
Eating the randomest of items for lunch. Pasta salad, cheese, ham sandwiches, and quesadillas. Wyatt even said "this is weally good" Bless him. I'm sure it wasn't.
Making sugar cookies, decorating them, and making a big mess. It was even my idea and I knew it was going to be messy.
Sucessful day if i've ever seen one...
Anyway no matter how awful of a babysitter I may seem to be. I love these boys and I am having fun.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall Fantasies

Call me crazy...but i'm somewhat excited for fall.
I was shopping at the mall yesterday with my best friend Steph and we came to the conclusion that we are "all shortsed out". Meaning we feel like wearing pants all of the time now instead of shorts, and it got me thinking... I am so exicted for fall clothes! Sweaters, jeans, long sleeved shirts, tights, boots, scarves...fall attire here I come! 
Not only am I excited for fall clothes but for everything that comes with fall...
Colored crunchy leaves
Perfect fall air where the temperature is just right... enough to not have the air conditioner or the heat on, where you can just roll down the windows in the car and its perfect.
Daylight savings (the good one where we gain an hour)
Apple cider
Corn mazes
Haunted houses
HALLOWEEN....(best holiday ever)

Yes, I am going to miss my favorite season which is summer.
Summer did me well this year.
But it will be back.

And while I am excited for fall, you are going to have to give me a few months to get excited for winter....
 Bring on the fall!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Today I realized...
Sometimes many good things can come from what might seemingly be a bad thing.
Sometimes God is mysterious in his ways.
Sometimes understanding why things happen takes time.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people just to make them even better.
Sometimes we have trials to help us learn and grow.
Sometimes being strong is the only option.
Sometimes you have to fake it till you make it.
Sometimes prayers are answered in ways you don't expect.
And all the time if you handle your trials well, the pieces will fall into place.

Monday, August 22, 2011

It Happened.

A fair warning to all. Yes I did steal pictures off Jessies blog. Oh well.

A fully eventful day. That about sums it all up. I spent the morning at Chris's farewell. He is the first one out of the close friends in my age group to have his farewell. Oldies say what? Such a good friend whom I have known since them elementary days. Proud of you Christoff.

I am just comforting Caroline with a gentle arm touch. Thats all.

After Chris's we went to Jessie's...and that's where it became a reality. Sort of.
It was time to say goodbye to her.
So we sat in her living room, put it off forever, took some pictures before the water works started, talked about how we will one day all live in a cul-de-sac with our spouses and children, and then it happened. We said goodbye. We cried a bit. (more than a bit) It was hard. Not because we won't ever see each other and won't stay close, but because what we have known for so long is suddenly different.

So sad

Bffs with bracelets to prove it.

We then went home and sulked for a bit. It was to be expected.
Tonight we all went to Kristen's for our last Sunday of festivites. Us gals went early because Sammy made us a video of our pictures/videos together. She is the best. We all sat down and watched it and seriously I was happy and sad all at the same time. Everyone else started showing up and we ate our delicious desserts because Kristen is amazing. We then made everyone watch our cute video (multiple times) haha. Thank you all for being good sports. I am so glad we had our get together tonight. It was kind of our last shabang with our Senior friends who are going to run Timpanogos this year:) I love them all dearly and have grown really close to a lot of them. Our Sunday nights together will truly be missed. Actually the whole summer will be missed. It was a nearly perfect summer, and although I wasn't in the sun as much as I wish I could have been, It was definately a summer to remember.
Thank you to everyone who made it so amazing:)

Sad to say goodbye to friends and to this amazing summer

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ready or Not Here it Comes!

It's coming.
 Far too quickly I might add.
I don't want to say goodbye...or in my words "see ya later".
Alright, I know it's not really goodbye...afterall most of my best friends won't be THAT far away.
But it IS goodbye to everything we have known for the past 6 years.
It's the start of who we are going to be for the rest of our lives.
Some might think i'm crazy for being so sad about it....but I can assure you, if you think such a thing, that you have never had friends like mine.
We have been making the best out of our last week all together in our normal environment.  (there will be more about our amazing week together later)
Soon we will say goodbye, and tears will be shed...I promise.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Tonight was such a great Sunday night!
First of all I cleaned my room and sorted through all the clothes in my closet. So productive I know.

These hangers are from the clothes I got rid of.

Later, Steph came over to hang out with me since I was home alone. Because I am me, and love Del Taco wayy more than I should, I started to want it reeeal bad but it was only 11:30 meaning it was still Sunday. We decided to go on a little bike ride to pass the time. Our bike ride only lasted about 15 minutes so I told her we just needed to drive around in the car until midnight. So that's what we did. We ended up running into some friends outside of Sam's house and talked to them for a bit. FINALLY it was time for some Del:)
As we we going through the drive-thru, I look in my rearview mirror to see tons of cop cars and flames. We hurried and got our food and then parked across the street at the gas station to get a better look. Apparantly a car had started on fire...I don't know how or any details really, but it was cool to watch.
Pretty eventful for O-town right?

We all lined up to watch the fire

Well then I went home and just as I got there it started to pour rain like crazy. Harder than I have seen it rain in a long time.
Sammy texted me around 2:00 and we ended up talking on the phone about our nights and such....she had to give me and update since i'm like a crazy girlfriend and when I can't get ahold of her after the third time calling I start to panic. haha call me crazy. Anyway, as we are having some deep chats on the phone Sammy accidentally locks herself out on her 2:30 in the morning. With no answer from either of her parents, I came to the rescue.
I drove to her house, walked up four flights of stairs, and prayed in my heart that the door to get into her house would be unlocked. Sure enough we were SO lucky and I was able to get into her house and let her back in. haha the things I do for this girl ;)
I love my little idiot.

This is how I found her...haha poor thing

Overall I would say I had a pretty eventful Sunday night. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Awkward Diaries Volume I

Sometimes, on days I am especially lucky, I (or someone else) have simply awkward moments. And I either live them, witness them, or even just hear about them.
Here's a few....

When i'm driving on the freeway and I feel a gaze coming from the car next to me and I attempt to make them think I am just far to focused on my driving to notice.

When i'm walking up some stairs behind a boy with particularly large skater shoes, and he takes the stairs three or more at a time. Practicing his splits maybe?

When i'm at the grocery store waiting in the check out line and the guy in front of me starts jamming out on the handle of his shopping cart as if it were drums. Fully equipped with weird facial expressions.

When Steph, Jessie, and I take a trip to Red Mango and before asking steph what she wants, the guy at the counter says to her "killer shirt!!! I love it!!" In a far too enthusiastic voice. Perhaps his form of a pick up line.

When my mom asks the lady at the store if her baby is a girl or a boy. It's a girl mom....hence the dress.

When Jessie see's a middle aged man buying 1,500 pairs of underwear at Victoria's Secret. Yes. you heard me, literally 1,500 pairs. Explain that one to me.

When Steph and I go to the Blue and White Scrimage game at Timp and end up being the last ones there. Defff super seniors. It's embarrassing.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Puppy Love

"The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog"
Nuff said.

Carrie Underwood & this song =Genius.

Hopeless Bachelorette

As if I don't already know I am as single and alone as can be...
 Tonight my sister Shayli called me up to invite me to come along with she and her husband Kenyon, my sister Ashli and her husband Cole, and my brother Jason and his wife Sasha up to the Sundance Lift. Naturally since I would be 7th wheeling it up my first instinct was that I was not going. Shayli's first reaction was "don't you just have like a booty call you could call up"... good sister right? I told her that if a boy isn't in my life for good, then I won't introduce them to my brothers and sisters.
Don't get me wrong, my family is great, but I would just say they are a little bit intimidating especially for someone who is dating me to be around.
I am their baby sister, it is to be expected.
Anyway after much thought I decided to go. Jason and Sasha invited some of their neighbors along too so I ended up being like an 11th wheel.
Awesome right?
Really though it was fun. Shayli and Kenyon were nice enough to let me ride with them on the lift, and they even let me cuddle up next to them....such nice people.
Thanks guys.
Overall it was a great night. I love being with my brothers and sisters. Just sometimes it makes me realize how single I really am. Oh well. Sooner than later right? I like the single life anyway...most of the time.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

ohhh happy day

First off I want to wish my little Nephew Hunter J. Hansen a Happy birthday! He is such a doll and is the sweetest little thing. His cute little voice can always make me smile. Love this kid, and hope he had the best 2nd birthday ever!

Next I'd like to share my joyfulness with the blogging world.
Seriously I can't even begin to tell you how good it feels. I have been in that class for about a year now and finishing feels like a big weight lifted off my shoulders.  I feel like I have accomplished alot in the past few years. I got My CNA over a year ago, I got my Phlebotomy certification this summer, and now my MA. This one was the longest and most challenging of the three, but fortunately I pulled through and I am quite proud of myself for it. I passed both of my finals the first time, and that felt pretty dang good. It is now time for me to find an externship. I really am SO excited for this. After I have been an extern for 180 hours I can find a job as a Medical Assistant. I can't wait!!:)

Ready for the next step!

You're lookin' at one happy girl!:)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Oldie Pants

So many mixed emotions going on inside of me right now about growing up.
First off high school and all of its drama...well it really will be missed.
 Not the drama part obviously, but there really is nothing like high school.
Believe me I was so ready to be done with highschool, and I am positive I would not have lasted another year, but I was comfortable with highschool.
I don't like change.
I like to keep things the way I am comfortable with them.
I am comfortable with knowing I can and will see my besties everyday.
I am comfortable knowing that my parents will pay for everything and I don't have to fend for myself.
I am comfortable with the pointless classes at Timpanogos High.
Very soon most of what I do will be outside of my comfort zone.
And that is a glimpse of what is running through my head on the daily.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bridger Cole Wilson

One of my favorite little boys just turned five!
I seriously can't believe that five years ago I was being rushed home from girls camp because this little guy was being born.
Seriously how did he get so big?
He is at my house almost everyday while his parents work, and I feel like he is more of a little brother than a nephew.
 Now he's all grown up and naughty as can be.
 We fight as though we are the same age....yes I do fight with a five year old, but I can't help it.
He is way too smart for his own good and although we don't always get along he is the sweetest little guy.
 He is always willing to come cuddle up with me and just hang out with his favorite aunt
....okay so when he names off his favorites I am always in last place (we all know its just a cover up).
Bottom line is I love this little guy with all my heart and wouldn't trade him for the world.
I love you Bridger Cole Wilson and hope you had the best day a five year old could possibly have!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Brunette or Blonde?

   Many of you know my best friend in the whole world Stephanie Anne Stewart,
and for those of you who don't... let me introduce you.
She keeps me laughing on the daily, and sometimes I have to question whether or not she is a true blonde in disguise. Don't get me wrong she really is least in the book smart sort of way.
A little preview of what I put up with...
The other night we were watching a movie at Jessie's house and she turns over to me and tells me that she knows for certain that her mother is dead because when she stopped home she wasn't in her bed (unintentional rhyme)....she told me that it was intuition for sure and that she needed to get home right away.
Now, if it were anyone else I may be a little bit worried but this is Steph and knowing her for as long and as well as I do, I know that her intuition is never right. No offense. She cooked up this whole senario in her head and wouldn't quit worrying about it. So I gave in and took her home only to find all was fine at home (rolling of the eyes).
 Bless her heart.
Here are just a few of her best quotes.
"I never wanted to watch The Karate Kid 'cause I just thought karate was just a weird way of spelling carrot...who would want to watch a movie about a carrot kid?"
"I thought the L in staples was a C so I thought the store was called stapces"
"you and me ci..we're like a married couple cause you always give me the last bite!"
"his love is her drug"
"ummm my pants just ripped I think i'm gonna cry"
so like whats everyone deepest fear? Steph you go first..."I have a fear of going backwards"
"does this stupid thing called chat not work, or does everyone in this town just hate me?"
Yep. I think I will keep her.

 Look how talented she is

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Zootastic Time

If you are wondering what we do on an average Saturday...
let me fill you in.
This past Saturday we made a trip to the zoo, but when we do something we do it right and you can bet this wasn't just your ordinary trip to the zoo.
First off we made it a requirement that everyone dress in their best safari outfit.
Second Sammy made us some MuZOOic cds full of songs that got us super pumped to see the eye of the tiger, the jungle book, hakuna matata, welcome to the jungle, and plenty more fabulous jams.
We then spent a wonderful afternoon admiring all of the animals. Seriously, I loved every minute.
We may have gotten some strange stares on this little adventure, but going all out was more than worth it.

Miley says it best.

Referring to my post below,
This song basically sums it al up
 Miley really does say it best
 so I would like to thank her for this song that expresses my feelings about whats about to come all too well.