Monday, November 23, 2009

high rollas!

so... boyfriend has the hookups. we were given $704, front row, right behind the baseline tickets to the Jazz game Saturday night. Let's just say that the salmon dinner beforehand on the top level of the delta center (it still is named that in my book) wasn't half bad... neither was the escort onto the court to get to our seats while the clock was ticking... or how about the halftime refreshment room too... man, these people that are part of the 100 club are stinking pampered!  Or maybe it's because they pay for everything they get.  At one point boyfriend said, "MAN!! Everyone is sooo nice!!" Well babe, that's because tonight you are RICH!
Oh so aunt angie said, "so did you make the paper since you had such great seats?" so i checked the deseret news and there we were. what are the chances?! Where's Waldo? Find us!

such a great night! thanks b&j! you made our weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

19 days!!!!

till i get to see this face!

Monday, November 16, 2009

you know you're at BYU when...

an unfamiliar boy comes up to you and says,
"this might be an awkward question to ask but...
what is your calling?"
to be continued...

that'ssss my boyfriend.

just came across this photo...

isn't he adorable?!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

dancing through life

Remember this post about how I didn't understand how college students manage their grades, jobs, boyfriends, etc.?  Well the other day I just realized that this year I gained all those things that I never thought I could... 
Job?   Check
Boyfriend?    Check
Grades? uhhh.. they're better :)

now I'm wondering how people go to college while they're married... oh and... let's just throw a kid or two into the equation too. I keep seeing students pushing strollers around campus and I ache for them. 


after this stressful week, I decided that taking a dance class tonight was going to be the only thing to get me through. Something familiar. normal. natural. 
...and I rationalized a lot! "if i go to the class then I'll release endorphins.. which will keep me awake while I'm studying!"

cheers college. cheers.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

amazing week, terrible week, amazing week

it's funny how one week to the next can be completely different! 

-2 weeks ago was amazing.. everything fell into place. I know that the reason it went so well is because I was continually feeding myself spiritually (and literally... if you know me well then you know that is vital to my happiness!). 

-Last week was terrible (okay I am over-exaggerating! It really wasn't that bad but still...). I had statistics and church history midterms that stressed me out, came down with pneumonia and couldn't study because of it, and frantically threw one of the LEGIT 6's bridal showers with Madi (our other 3 friends are all paralyzed because of a car accident, mono, scooter accident, etc.).

-This week has been amazing! Hardly any homework, awesome jazz classes that let me dance again, placed 5th dancing the foxtrot for a ballroom competition, and going to VEGAS tomorrow for the BYU game! Definitely hitting IN N OUT first, then H&M. 

can't wait!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ryan shupe

love these lyrics from the song "dream big" by ryan shupe and the rubberband

When you cry be sure to dry your eyes,
cause better days are sure to come.
And when you smile be sure to smile wide,
and don't let them know that they have won.
And when you walk, walk with pride,
and don't show the hurt inside,
because the pain will soon be gone.

And when you dream, dream big,
As big as the ocean blue.
Cause when you dream it might come true.
So when you dream, dream big.

And when you laugh be sure to laugh out loud,
cause it will carry all your cares away.
And when you see, see the beauty
all around and in yourself, it will help you feel okay.
And when you pray, pray for strength
to help to carry on when the troubles come your way.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

have you ever tried to smell your face?

I hadn't either.
until i found this gem in my basement bathroom.
now i sniff mine all the time.
thanks to whoever left it! (nikkie?)
now i've got ali hooked.

Friday, September 4, 2009

this week.

i think i have

stepped in more puddles
gotten more bruises and cuts
had more ballroom disappointments
been stressed about adding enough classes
gone to the bookstore
run into more walls
and had every plan i had fail

in one week than i'll ever have.
next week will surely be better.
"cause tomorrow's another day.
and i'm thirsty anyway
so bring on the rain"

....oh great! my phone just broke!

Monday, August 31, 2009

an unforgettable Cafe Rio experience

today my family and i dined at cafe rio.
while in line, dad found a friend and was discussing "the cancer"
meanwhile, the line continued to move and we did not.
still being far from the front of the line
a woman behind us angrily yelled at us for holding up the line (while a little girl was playing just in front of us)
my mother then turned around and let the woman have it.
i then looked at the chick and said,
"there's a child in front of me! what do you want me to do?!"

a few minutes later while at the cash register,
we were waiting for our food
same lady says, "there you go again holding up the line"
my mom whips around and says to the lady's husband,


mean people SUCK.

needing to vent

listen people...
DON'T mess with my Jellybean.
i will take you down.

there is this profound statement that goes a little like this:
if you can't say something nice,

what makes people think that they should tell you their opinions about your siblings/family?
i thought that it was common knowledge that you shouldn't even go there...

FAMILY= my life.
don't mess.

mean people SUCK.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Nat!

What i love about Natalie:

1: she has my dad's excitement for life. (doesn't she look flirty and fun?? it's because she is!)

2. she fights for what she wants and believes in such a harsh community and occupation.

3. she is interested in others' lives and wants to hear your stories. she is very supportive of me.

4. she's a rock star.

5. she led the way for my sisters and me perfectly. we all had a high expectation to live up to and were able to make accomplishments because of what she did. thanks nat for all the teachers you made love me just because i was your sister.

6. she makes everything funny/fun.

7. we do cool things together. it has been great to have her home for a little while and get to know her again since i was only 9 when she moved out of the house!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

i'm lovin it

so for the spring ballroom team at byu we are dancing the cha cha to britney spears' new song "circus."

at byu...

haha i think that's so funny.
but i am lovin it! who doesn't want to dance a sassy cha cha to britney? even though i strongly dislike her, her music is still fierce. 
i really hope nobody complains because this choreography is amazing.
i am such a rookie and everything is way over my head but i am just faking it till i make it!
7:00 am never felt so good

Monday, May 4, 2009


it has been quite the week...
  • new apartment, new roomies, new ward
  • made byu's spring ballroom team
  • saw Natalie brilliantly play the role of ellen in miss saigon
  • 2 thunder games... saturday's made us tied for #1 after winning in the last minute to wyoming who was undefeated
  • saw tdc besties beautifully dance in their timpanogos' dance team concert and bring me to tears. my abi and annie danced their senior solos and touched me
  • adam's birthday festivities

Thursday, April 23, 2009

let's recap freshman year: byu football

byu at utah. bff abi had tickets and decided to invite the person she knew would appreciate them most :) terrible game..

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

i'm feeling blue.

today i came back to my dorm room from my last final to find my roommate gone and her side of the room looking completely like a jail cell. there was NOTHING there. bare white cinderblock walls. old blue mattress. clean empty floor. clear desk. 

i thought she was only moving a few things home and we would move out tomorrow.
i immediately felt this empty, sick feeling.
i thought i had a heart attack followed by depression.
for some reason i didn't know this freshman year would come to a close. where did this year go?  i still remember when everything was so new. names were a blur. it was so fun to come home to my "place"... my computer. my desk. my bed. my things.
i hadn't thought through that i am done here. it's over.

no more cannon.
no more helaman halls.
no more dance parties in the parking lot at 2 am.
no more hall full of smiling girls.
no more shower parties where i provide the music.
no more dinner with friends every night while scoping out the men.
no more late movie nights in kait and claire's room or on our couch.
no more midnight oreo snacking with friends.
no more walking up that hill of death to campus.
no more free food whenever i want.
no more free everything.

i didn't realize how much fun i was having here and what i'd miss.
i know i shouldn't hate change. but i can't help it. i've never done well with it.
why do we have to move on to new things in life?
i'm still trying to get over high school and Dance Club.

so now i think i'm sleeping in my dorm alone tonight.
with a desolate opposite side :'(

i don't want to say goodbye to these people. 
i don't want to say goodbye to this place.
life is so convenient in the dorms.

trace adkins' song is constantly my theme song:
you're going to miss this.
you're going to want this back.
you're going to wish this days hadn't gone by so fast.
these are the good times.
so take a good look around.
you may not know it now,
but you're going to miss this.


finally our whole fam (minus our little missionary) will get to be together this weekend!

today adam and nicole are coming! oh and of course molly...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Backstreet's back... alright?!

probably the highlight of my freshman year...

for our ward talent show i set a "boy band" dance on my friends and me that i had choreographed in high school for our "Mr. Orem" pageant last year. 

the mix included Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, LFO, and 98 degrees. we were introduced as bryan, nick, howie, aj, and kevin and our ward literally thought we were boys for about the first 20 seconds and many never figured out which girls we were. 

the video is HYSTERICAL. i'll get it up sometime.
we took off our jackets in the middle of the dance and then danced "bye bye bye" revealing my drawn in armpit hair.
we decided to scare some friends at Sonic after the show and a few others were given private shows.
rachel, on the far right looks pretty legit.

we surprised my roomie's (la la, on the far left) older brother and his friends and gave them a little show as well. now what they did for us after that... that will be coming soon.
to be continued...


i am in dire need of one of these
finals make me go crazy! i think my roommate is afraid of me.


i am stoked for the season to start!  last June, the legit six (madi, kelli, emily, kayley, and regan) and i went on our senior trip to California. A few days before we left, kay found out she had sytycd tickets that just happened to be on a day we were going to be there. so we drove 45 minutes to Hollywood and were actually picked out of line to be VIP's... turns out i was right next to Cat Deeley and was shown on tv. i'm shocked, but people recognized us too. 

it was really interesting to see how they filmed it... what's live and what isn't.. and to watch the pussycat dolls film their number "when i grow up" twice because they didn't like the first take.

i was an avid...

7th Heaven watcher... ohhh yeah...
sooo funny and cheesy, but yet soo good ;)
as I got older and realized it wasn't as good as I'd thought... something else became more interesting to me...
George Stults. He played Kevin Kinkirk (Lucy Camden's husband)
isn't he gorgeous?
I mean, check out that JAW line!
I always thought that she was never cute enough for him and they didn't work well together (not to mention the fact that she is a terrible over actress and I couldn't stand her and her whining). See for yourself:
he's gorgeous. although he was a terrible actor as well... i forgave him really fast ;)

Monday, April 20, 2009

we are the Thunderbolts... not the Thunder Cats

Thunder's first announcer introduced us as the Thunder Cat dancers...
don't worry... he was fired immediately.

a little wardrobe malfunction during the second quarter... no big!

Fat Cats Fan Fest. The post-game celebration
at David Archuleta's after party
my bff Abi

at Fat Cats with TC the Thunder Cat

are we cheerleaders or dancers? maybe chancers?  That's what our coaches told us...
we're dancers... the Thunderbolt dancers. 
want to come to a game? click here