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

a weekend of ballroom dance

nat posted about our DANCESPORT weekend together.. we watched all day and night on Friday and I watched by myself on Saturday. I think my picture is cooler... don't really know what happened here.

my waltz and quickstep (semi-finals, top 12 couples) partner.
my texas two step partner! (semi-finals, top 12 couples)

it was a blast! Hopefully next year I'll be better... much better. 

Sunday, April 19, 2009

day 10: Niagara Falls, Canada!

why is my little baby sister growing up?
she is so adorable.
on the Maid of the Mist boat

covered head to toe!

the Skylon tower... now this is a story..
waiting to go up

at the top of the tower

turns out we got stuck... apparently some of the elevators were being renovated and they let too many tourists go up at one time... we were stuck at the top for 2+ hours. I was going insane.

getting on the elevator.. FINALLY!!!