February 24, 2009

My Family

I very much appreciate my parents for teaching me to be a good person (don't laugh, mom). I was brought up to know that I should do all I can to help someone when they really need me. I have always tried to really help as much as I can when one of my friends or family members is in a bind. There may have been times when I couldn't help out, but I do when I can.
As much as I appreciate the way I was brought up, it severely screwed me up...
As much as we may try to help, we should refrain because most of the time, those you are helping wouldn't do the same in return. If we help someone by picking them up if they are stranded or trying to make them happy when they are sad or chewing out a guy when he's hurt our best friend... none of that matters when we need the help.
Don't get me wrong, I know there are a few exceptions to everything. There are a few people who are willing to help... my parents for example (hence the way I learned to help friends). However, when I am in desperate need of doing something, a certification video for example, the people I try to help blow me off.
Now, I know I'm very frustrated right now and I know I will most likely feel at least a little different in the morning, but if I didn't at least write how I'm feeling I would probably explode as I try to sleep tonight.
For those of you who are and have been willing to help me, I am very grateful and I will always be there for you when you need me.
For those of you who choose frivolous activities with others when I really need you... well, I may not be available if you call.
When I have a family of my own, I may just teach my kids to count on themselves and no one else. That way they won't get disappointed as much!

February 17, 2009


No, I'm not talking about the snow (obviously) or my face (tragically) or guys, although I do have a date on friday :)

I'm talking about GRADUATION!!! About a week and a half ago I had a meeting with my Comm advisor just after I paid $30 for my graduation application. She put the notes in my file that, barring any incompletes I may get from my classes this semester, my major is all clear for a graduation on May 1st! This did not mean I was ready by any means... I won't be "ready" until I know I've passed all my classes. However, I met with my minor advisor today and, save an incomplete from my independent study this semester, I will be TOTALLY set to graduate! I'm so overly excited about this, as anyone who has attended college for more than 4 years would know! Yes, I'm only getting a Bachelor's degree and I've been at the school for 7 years. That is completely beside the point.
The fact is, I am FINALLY graduating and it feels AMA-ZA-ZING!!! I am completely stoked and can't wait until that day actually comes! But, until then, I will keep doing what I need to do to get there.

February 1, 2009

Catching up...

It's been way, way, WAY too long since I've blogged and I feel really bad about that. I was actually going to try and be really good this year and, well, January flew by with only one post... so I blew it. But I can always start now, right?
So much has happened since Jan. 4th... I started my (hopefully) very last semester of school FOREVER! I still can't believe I've been there for so long and it's going to be over in about three months. Things are going really well, I guess. I procrastinate A LOT but I just get in moods when I really don't want to do school work. In fact, I have to wake up really early tomorrow so I can write a storyboard for a music video that's due tomorrow. I'll hopefully get it done before 7:30ish so I can go to the gym and get a run in.
I've been slacking a lot there, too. I'm all signed up to run the Ogden half marathon in May and I'm only at 3 miles consistently. I might be able to do more, but when I do go running I only have time to run 3 miles. I am teaching Body Jam tuesdays and thursday, so that's giving me a little extra cardio exercise, plus I practice almost every day. I have to make a video of my class to send to the corporate Les Mills so I can be certified which means I will be able to teach Jam in any facility that is licensed for it. I'm really stoked, but really nervous. I plan on making a few different videos so I can send the absolute best I have! That's about the extent of my physical activity which needs to change if I going to contribute anything to the family weight loss challenge. I'm not doing so well with any sort of diet... I blow it about every three days or so. I'm going to reach my goals if it kills me, so I'll keep working at it.
I am still in choir this semester, my very last one. I was going to not go back, but when I found out that within my 18 credit hours I still somehow had 11 free every day, that was a sign that I needed to be there. So far this year, we gotten to sing for the Prophet (way cool), and member of the 70 and one ward. A week from today, we'll sing for two more wards. It really is fun, and I am actually making more friends this semester, although for some reason I'm losing some, too. Just a side note... boys are stupid.
Anyway, one more thing that has changed this year is my social life. Surprisingly, quitting my job didn't give me as much free time as I'd hoped. I can't even imagine how much more exhausted and burnt out I would be if I were still working. Anyway, a few friends and I started having date nights about every other week. The first was kind of a bust, not exactly what we had planned but still kinda fun. I was a little preoccupied because it was during my BJ training and I had a routine to learn that night after everyone left, but it turned out ok in the end. The second one, just about a week ago, was actually really fun. I took an old friend who I hadn't seen in a while and all six of us had a lot of fun just playing games. This weekend, we're going to do pretty much the same thing, only we are all going to make dinner together. It should be pretty fun... I hope!
Last, but not least, I just wanted to post some pictures. They are all pretty old, but I don't remember writing about any of them, so I thought I'd make this very LONG post a little more interesting (because that's what pictures do... make things more interesting). ENJOY!!!
This is from when my ward went to Temple Square at Christmas time... a little old but it's such a generic picture, I had to share mine!
Ha this is a present my sister's family gave my dad for his birthday. It's for when we go camping so everyone can find our spot!
This is my super cute Bo Man playing with his new toy on Christmas. He didn't really know how to use it, he was just trying to copy his older cousins :)
Oh yeah! We painted my room... It's not exactly put together yet, so there will be a whole story later when it is... hopefully BEFORE the end of the semester!
This is from our first date night... my date Jonathan and the other Lisa.
This is from a LONG time ago. I stole Alexis and took her to do baptisms and to get ice cream. We went to the WSU football game afterward, then to take some engagement pictures, and then to dinner at Rumbi Island Grill where I think they gave me fish instead of chicken because I started getting itchy. Gross! P.S. the guy behind us is my date this friday...
This precious photo is from yesterday :) Amber came up after work because we were having a girls' night and she came early to help me practice BJ. I didn't want to jam right after I ate so while we waited, she "watched" t.v. with dad. They were both asleep after about 20 minutes and I had to take a picture. Tender!
Ok, that's all :)