Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Break = whew!

Today I'm grateful that it's finally Thanksgiving break! Lots of food, fun, and family! This year is going to seem a little different for me, mostly because we're not with MY family this year - we're with Mikes. Definitely a change! But, it will still be good. Best part, we only have a week and a half of classes left! Then hello Christmas break! Booya!! I'll let you know if I make it through finals alive! 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bonus Points

Today I am grateful for even more "dumb mistake allowances" on Chemistry exams! My chem teacher told the class today that the average score was WAY lower than usual - so he gave us three more extra points! He did this because he though the test may have been written too hard, hence the low average (there were quite a few weird question). So glad he is so reasonable! :) I'm also grateful  that I only have one more semester of chemistry left!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I have a lot of catching up to do! We've been really busy the past few days, and haven't had time to update! So, here it goes!

Wednesday - I'm grateful for "dumb mistake" allowances on my Chemistry exams. The +9 points, which equates to 9%, saved my behind on this last one!

Thursday - I'm grateful that I had the chance to take anatomy this semester. It has been a tremendous testimony builder of the creation and resurrection for me. Our bodies are amazing. What was even more mind-boggling for me is to think we are created in the image of our Heavenly Father and he once was as we now are. The anatomy lab is not only a fun place to be, but also a very humbling place. Occasionally I have walked into there and felt the Veil remarkably thin. I am so grateful for my body!

Friday - I'm grateful my mom and I were able to go have a girl's night. She came down in the afternoon, and we went and did whatever we wanted the whole night! It was so nice to have so many much needed laughs! I love my mom!!

Saturday - I'm grateful we were able to go to the BYU football game with my mom, dad, Jacob, and David! It was a blast! Despite the cold, the game was so much fun! Thanks Mom and Dad for buying us tickets!

Sunday - Today I'm grateful for music. I love the power it can hole - especially Church music. When it feels like words cannot adequately express what I'm feeling, I often find music can. From Classical, to Piano, to Church, to Country, I am grateful for music.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Today I'm grateful for sleep. Really I am! I can't get enough of it - probably because I don't get enough of it! So when I do happen to get enough, it's FaBuLoUs!!  I'm starting to feel the typical end-of-semester-drag...aka going to bed late, waking up in just barely enough time to throw the hair back, pull on some clothes, and get to class, and assuming I haven't slept through the alarm, getting to class and then falling asleep in half of them, dozing off trying to do homework, you know how it goes! I've loved this semester, but at the same time am excited to have it end! Mostly because when it does not only will I only have 3 more semesters until graduation, but I'll also be able to catch up on sleep! YAY!! On that note...it's time for bed...that is, after I finish my homework. :-S

Monday, November 16, 2009


Today I'm grateful for such an amazing husband! It has been one of those days he has me so incredibly giddy it's almost insane! I LOVE it though! He has been a nonstop romantic from the moment we woke up. It certainly reminds me of why I fell in love with him! I couldn't ask for anyone better to be by my side for eternity!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old, One is Silver, and the Other Gold!

So, I've decided to do what Mary is doing...but mine will just be the two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. :) Each day I'm going to name one thing (or several) that I'm thankful for!!

Tonight I'm very grateful for two things. I'm so grateful my best friend from grade school is living down here now! She and her hubby moved to Provo, and tonight we had a dessert night! I had so much fun catching up with her and meeting her sweetheart and introducing her to Mike! You would never know that it's been almost four years since we've seen each other! I seriously love Megan to death! When we get together, it's like no time has passed at all, and it's guaranteed that by time we say bye, my smiling muscles are tired!! I can't wait for the next time we do something together!! I'm so grateful to have a once-in-a-lifetime friend like her!!

I'm also grateful for our amazing branch. Church today was amazing. I have always loved our branch, but today was the first time I really felt like I belonged there. I love the feeling I get when I'm in Sacrament, and especially Relief Society! The friendships I'm making are ones I will always cherish! I'm so grateful for people who come up and ask if Mike and I are doing ok, and if there is anything they can do for us. It has amazed me how willing people are to go out of their way to make sure we are doing alright. The small acts the Elder's Quorum has done for us has been truly humbling for me. Whether it's coming over to give Mike a blessing, or just to talk, it has meant so much to both of us. We could not have asked to be in a better branch/ward! I do not think it was by accident we were led to live where we do. I am so grateful to be blessed with such an amazing and close-knit ward family!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Digestive System

So, today in my Anatomy lab, we went over the digestive system. It was quite fun actually...mostly because of our TA's remarks. I know we aren't supposed to make fun of body parts, but you could tell they couldn't help it. Here's some of the dialogue during one of our stations:

TA: "You have two sphincters around your anus, in other words your butt hole. You have an internal and external sphincter. Look at my hands. The hand with the black glove is your internal sphincter. The hole is your butt hole. The hand with the purple glove is your external sphincter. You will be VERY grateful for these come thanksgiving."
Student: "Is the internal sphincter the one that is involuntary?"
TA: "I think so. Your internal sphincter is the one that keeps you from sharting after Thanksgiving dinner."
Student: "Don't do it!"

At another station, we were going over the mouth and oral cavities and such. The TA, myself, and another guy are all married, and happened to be in the same group this time.
TA: "This is the tongue. You all know it, it helps you chew."
Married student: "And kiss!"
TA: "Yeah...(awkwardly looks at the married student and myself)...and it helps you kiss."

Student: "Is that a nerve?"
TA: "No, THAT would be your pee tube!"

My lab TA's are pretty much awesome!

Monday, November 9, 2009


So, I am really bored tonight. I tried to do homework, but my brain shut down earlier this afternoon. Plus, I was getting frustrated with Chemistry. So, I've just been messing around, and found this fun thing on facebook!

1. I LOVE watermelon. It's my favorite food. I have eaten a whole one in a day before.

2. I have sung 99 bottles of pop on the wall the whole way through - in 15 minutes!

3. I HATE waking up in the middle of the night needing to go to the bathroom, only to fall into the toilet bowl because someone left the toilet seat up!

4. I ate cat poop on my 1st birthday.

5. I have had a pillow fight in the car...with Ellie...and mom...while mom was driving.

6. During family reunions, all of the cousins would sleep in the same room. One year, we all slept in mine and Jada's room. I woke up in the middle of the night having to go pee SOOO bad!! I didn't want to wake everyone up, so I tried to climb over everyone. Well, I got disoriented and somehow ended back at my bed. So I tried again. (By now I had to go really really bad) I finally found a door after a few minutes of groping around in the dark. Relieved, I took a few fast steps forward, only to have my forehead hit the back of the closet door. After groping around for a few more minutes, I finally found the real door, and ran to the bathroom. Sadly, I was a little late getting there. Hitting my head on the closet wall had triggered the pee reflex. :S

7. Jayme and I tried to shock Mr. Patterson with a cattle prod during out TA hour in high school..

8. I used to sneak over to grandma's house when we were little to get string cheese when she was gone - I used the back door. If that failed, sometimes I would rummage through the cabinets to try to find candy mom was hiding. If I found any, then I would take it and run and hide until I had eaten it.

9. I HATED anything girly-girl when I was a baby...now I can't get enough of "girly-girl" things - especially heels and BLING!

10. I LOVE to straighten my hair. Mike likes it when I do it too. My baby brother HATES it.

11. I have played with sidewalk chalk at two in the morning. And had random roommate dance parties. And have gotten scared watching a scary movie - in the middle of the day.

12. I am a perfectionist, especially with school. I pout if I get below a 95 in some of my classes. Well, every class but Chemistry and Physics that is. Even then, I don't like to get below a solid B.. :)

13. Mike and I had a NCMO (non-committal make out session) while we weren't dating...true story. Now we just have VCMOs!

14. I am accident-prone. I broke my leg slipping on water, cut a 2 almost 3 inch gash on my shin while running, slipping, then hitting my shin on the running board of the suburban, burned my elbow on a hot stove while dancing around, broken two glass items in under an hour and a half, then broke our glass blender a few weeks later, had a glass pan explode on me, cut my thumb with a butter knife while trying to cut open a plastic pop bottle, sprained my ankle jumping off my roommate's back at a BYU volleyball camp (we were giving each other piggy-backs), need I go on?

15. I toilet-papered two people in one night with Tanner...one of them thought the person who had gotten them was the other person we got. Then, he finally put two and two together, and told me he was going to call the cops on me. Haha. Tanner had fun with that one ;)

16. One night when I was in kindergarten, Mom got mad at Jada and me because we wouldn't go to bed, and put us in time-out in our bedroom. I REALLY REALLY had to go poop but was afraid Mom would get mad at me for going downstairs to use the bathroom, so I strattled the space in-between my bed and Jada's bed...and went poop. Then, I thought Mom would get mad at me, so I picked it up, and put it down the vent that went straight down to the living room...where mom and dad were sitting watching tv...when Mom came storming upstairs, I blamed Jada for it. I fessed up only after Mom had spanked her.

17. I slammed Cody's head on the trunk door once. We were fishing in Island Park and was getting something out of the back, when Cody came around as I was finishing up, and I didn't see him. I went to close the trunk, and instead of it closing, it just bounced off his head, leaving a huge gash. That ended that fishing trip REALLY fast.

18. I was part of the mass crowd that stormed the football field at LaVell Edwards after we beat Utah 17-10 in 2007 in an AMAZING come-from-behind win.

19. I used to dress David and Cody up as girls when they were babies.

20. I liked to decapitate my barbies when I was little. Then I would get mad when their heads wouldn't go back on.

21. I hated sharing a bedroom with Jada when we slept in the same bed. She would always take the covers and wrap up in them, leaving me nothing. When I would pull them off she would get mad at me for "taking all the covers." But, I also hated it when we got a bunk bed. Especially when she had the flu. Jada slept on the top bunk, and one night, I almost got a spray of vomit in my face as she threw up over the side of the bed. It made me so mad!!

22. I have had a snowball fight inside before. At 1:30 in the morning.

23. I have only kissed three guys - Jesse, Drew, and Mike - I was determined to beat mom with number of guy's I've kissed. She said I couldn't do it and I did!! My three to her five!

24. I HATED the dress my mom made me wear at her and dad's wedding. It was HOT and ITCHY!! She said it was a cute dress, but to this day I don't care if it was cute or not - I hated it!

25. I am still bitter that Jonathan would scoop up the money and sit on it when Grandpa would throw a humbug at family reunions. I would get so mad that I would go and try to first shove him off his pile, then if that failed, scoop the money out from under his bum. The next year a rule was instituted that you couldn't sit on your money during a humbug.

26. I have danced on tables. And dropped a rat off at someone's apartment.

27. When Jen and I were roommates, we NEVER slept in our rooms. We would pull the mattresses out from the empty rooms into the living room and sleep out there...making it a big sleepover!

28. Conference weekend my freshman year (April) was AWESOME! A bunch of us went to my roommate's aunts house in Bountiful the night before, and being the good kids we are, the guys took downstairs, the girls upstairs. We had SO much fun! I don't think I have ever laughed as hard as the four of us girls did that night!

29. I tried to find where Mom hid the Christmas presents when I was little, so I could see what I was getting. Sadly, I never succeeded.

30. I have the most amazing, loving, kind, smart, and handsome husband in the world!