Monday, May 30, 2011

dry canyon, fiesta pack, and just dance..

This weekend=BOMB! I am going to work backwards because i uploaded the pictures backwards.

A bunch of us hiked up dry canyon saturday morning. I had never hiked up dry canyon so i was pretty excited. We went up the left side?? i guess.

We got to this little spot and the boys went and explored a little bit, and they found an empty river bed. We decided to take that way up the mountain instead of the trail, just for the sake of adventures. Let me just tell ya, it was quite the adventure for sure! It took us about 40minutes to get to the little opening, when it would have taken about 6 minutes if we took the trail haha. It was the best! Then we went back down and went up this trail that took us to the top of the cliff that everyone repells off of. We all hung our legs off the edge and its incredible what kind of adrenaline rush it gives you!! Then the boys, being boys, kept getting way too close to the edge, and climbing down little cracks in the rocks. I was gonna kill them! Anyways, we had a blast and made some pretty great memories i will remember forever:)

Up on a little hill, chilling for a bit.

cute little lisa:)

We decided to pose on the water pumps....notice me me in the very back of the picture haha

devin and lia..awww

laurie and drew!

I love this picture

drew- the drill sargent

devin-trying to be manly


brett- peeing?? ha

lisa- wait? i was in that picture?

Drew decided to put his shirt on his head..i seriously do not rememeber why haha

ddrryy canyon

We then headed over to summer sno to get a snow cone..classic.

Laurie made the suggestion we go to del we did! We got the fiesta pack and all pitched in a buck of two. Not gonna lie..i really like their burritos..just saying. Sooo worth 49 cents!! This is what poor teenagers buy on the weekends to satisfy there hungry little tummies. We had quite the adventure there thats for sure.

The group then dispersed for a few hours so that we could get some things done while the day was still young.

We met up again later with a few other friends. We couldn't really find a place to have the party becuase no one wanted to go to their houses, and our houses cant really hold 10 people comfortably. We ended up going to my house, which by the way is probably the smallest one of all haha.

We started into a game of idiot, and it got pretty crazy. My mom made us her famous popcorn and the kids digged it. Then a few more friends showed up and we decided to bag the card game. I then set up just dance and let me just tell of the most enteirtaining things i have ever seen!! Everyone played but julie and it was sooooo hilarious to see the guys dance!! We had a definete blast doing that.

We then started into a few rounds of mario kart before the night was over. It was the most random night ever, and those are the best nights for sure:) I had to open the windows in my house becuase it was getting way too hot with all those people in my house!! And then some of the boys kept climbing out of the windows....quite strange if you ask me. Once they left, i could smell the smoke from sterling and julie, because the came from a bonfire, and the sweat from everyone dancing. It was quite gross haha. Epic night for sure:)

Friday night, i kinda ditched my friends and took a shift and the shack. I am honesty desperate for money right now so i totally took it without question. We had a blast. I kind of already wrote about this in my other post. All i gotta say, is it was a blast. I love working there!! Below are some random pictures from last season, or the season before, and some of the crazy things that go on at summer sno!

One time we had a late night cravings night, and we were open until 1 am!! I didn't get to go, but i heard it was a party!

This is what happens when you fill at the end of your shift..haha.

This is Hillary. She likes to sit under the counter while we have customers there. haha actually what happened is that she was sitting there, and then a customer came and she just decided to stay down there. Then she would hand the customers straws haha. It was quite funny

Sometimes we have no customers, and this is what kate does...when shes bored haha

sometimes after our shifts, kendra and I both are determined to finish jumbos....soo we did:)

Jumbo strawberry cheesecake, coconut, silver fox avalanche...finished..:)

Riley and I getting our first snow cones of 2010!

First snow cones of 2010!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Top 10

Here are my top 10 things that have happened in the last few days, in no particular order necessarily:)

10. I have really good grades this term, which is amazing to me. They are so good that I got an academic t-shirt and free cold stone ice cream! Completly made my day! This is a big deal for someone like me who struggggles having good grades.

9. I got my bike back, and i have taken a little ride on it almost every day since!! My favorite is when i get to go with my dad and brothers. I have so much fun. Riley just got a bike yesterday too so i am excited to get the whole family together to ride!!! More on my bike adventures later in this post....

8. I went running and i ran alot faster and longer than i ususally do. I don't think theres a better medicine out there for someone who is frustrated, heart broken, confused, and just needs to get it out some how because talking about it seems to make it worse. I kind of like when i have those feelings, and it gets you to run really hard and you feel so much better afterwards!

7. So You Think You Can Dance has finalllly started up again!! This is my absolute favorite show and i wait all year for it to start up again!! So excited for this season!

OH and p.s. if alex doesn't get on this season?? i will sue them. haha. no really though...he better.

6. Summer sno has opened!!! They tricked me, and I thought they were opening on monday but because of the weather, they opened on wednesday! So i got my first snow cone of 2011 on wednesday:) I got strawberry cheesecake, which is one of my absolute favorites. Laurie and I rode our bikes over there and met brett and sterling. We hung out and ate our snow cones for a little bit, then we got on our bikes to leave, and i looked down at my tire and got a pleasant surprise. My front tire was completly flat. I had no idea how it happened becuase i had my tires fixed just the other day, and there is no way it was flat AGAIN! I was quite upset. Well laurie and i didnt really know what to do because there was no way we could get home with my tire that way. We decided to take it apart and shove it in sterlings lovely silver car that seems like it is going to die any second. We then left lauries bike at the shack because her sister was working and could take it home. It was quite the adventure trying to get it home. My bike is now fixed again, and i just hope it holds up.

5. Stacie and I went to the Provo temple on wednesday morning. It was so awesome. It opened at 5:30 instead of 5 at the timpanogos temple, so we were first in line when we got there. It was a great experience to do it at a different temple. I just love the feeling i have when i go there, and how friendly everyone is and how it starts your day off right every time. When we walked out after were done, we were in awe at how beautiful it was. The sun was just coming up, and you have the most beautiful view from there. It was the best:) I love to see the temple and im going there someday!!! :)

4. Last night i got to work at the shack for the first time this year!! We had a blast. It was really slow so we had a party. We made up a poem that was just beautiful. SO i think i will share it with you because its inspiring:)

I like tacos

they are delish

i eat them in

and down a wish

the chicken eats beef

but he deligts in snow cones

and pickles and chicks

and aardvark bones

are thrown briskly

in slimey bricks

the blue sparkly costumes

flutter about

as they stare

and shout

at little kids and puppies

and katies giant guppies..:)

ya thats what i thought. Your inspired.

So after we made a poem we decided to have a flavor tasting contest. That was fun. We just had a blast working. Then Morgan, ali, britney, and mason came and visited us. Then felicity showed up. Then Stacie, kendra, and laurie showed up. Then drew showed up! It was a party!! We had a blast just being silly. Then we ended up closing early so i got to go to stacies and play just dance for an hour and a half before the night was over. I love that game alot:) Especially playing it with some my favorite girls in this world:)

3. School is almost over. That is just celebration in itself. I only have one more final left, and then i am done with my junior year!! hallelujiah!! or however you spell that..:)

2. On tuesday, jordan honeycutt talked to us about her india trip. It was the most interesting thing ever. She had so many good stories, and it was nice so that she just had 3 hours to kinda sit down and start at the beginning. Its hard to be like, hey jordan how was india? and have her be able to tell us right then and there. When you have such a life changing experience, you can't tell people about it in just a few minutes. This is something i totally want to do, but doubt it will because of money. Money ruins everything..gosh.

1. Can i just tell you how funny it is how you can become so sick of people? I am such a people person, and love being around all kinds of people all the time. By the end of this year, i am kinda sick of people in general. I honestly would have rather sat at home and slept instead of hung out with friends the other day. When sometimes they bring you soooo much stress, sometimes you just need a break. Its a weird feeling to me because this has never happened to me.

Well there ya go. Some things that i have been doing lately, combined with some of my thoughts running through my head.

Monday, May 23, 2011

pirates, expensive food, and soccer players

dang so bad at this!! I just can't keep up with this!! OK well i will just conver the basics.

Pretty much the highlight of last week was going to the prostart banquet. Well, first of all, that day was soooo beautiful. I am guessing it was at least 75 degrees. I got a surprise academic letter for prostart which totally made my day, thanks to ms. weight:) then After school, a bunch of the yw in my ward met our beloved yw leader, melanie gordon, at kneaders. She moved away to san diego last minute in last august and it made us quite sad. So she was in town so we kinda got to catch up a bit with her so that was really fun. Then i did hw in the sun with two of my most beloved friends..brooke stonely and laurie robertson:) i love them quite alot. Then i was off to the banquet in highland!! It was a very long drive, but jen and i enteirtained ourselves with lots of music that totally drove thomas up the wall the whole drive..haha. Im sure he loved us by the end of the ride. The food was quite interesting...but i enjoyed it. It was at this pretty fancy restaurant that i will probably never have a chance to go to anything like that again in my life, and i went for free! It was amazing, and just fun to be with some great people. It was a very great day. The only thing that kinda ruined it for me, was something one of the guys in my class said at dinner. It completly made my heart drop, and not in a good way. 2 Months ago it would have made my so happy, but it completly broke my heart, just the few words he said. It totally took me by surprise and i broke down again that night. Sometimes..things are alot harder to get over than you think they are going to be. OH btw the above picture is Cucini Nassi, the place we ate at:)

So then the next thing that i can remember really games. I have been to most of the boys soccer games this season, and they are just awesome! Its way fun to go and watch these boys play. You guys did awesome!

Nothing much else has happened. The usual. last friday i got to go see pirates of the carribean 4 for a private showing! I was pleasantly surprised. It was better than i thought. So that was fun:)

I have done alot of bike riding lately. After my tired popped in several places, we went to get it checked out because i needed to go in for the tuneup anyways. We got it back, and my dad got a bike too!! So we have been going on bike rides all the time:) i love that we all have something we like to do together. I just wish my mom would do it too, but she completly refuses. Too bad..:(

Well..this kinda makes me sound pathetic, but the end of the year is finally coming, and i think i am just not motivated anymore haha. So sorry for this boring post. I kinda bore myself...

Monday, May 9, 2011

smoothies, star gazing, john allred:)

Man..i am not very good at keeping up with this!! These posts are for last week! Oh well:) So last week was a great week. So starting with monday...I went to go play basketball with nate and my dad and i stepped outside..and almost barfed. You see, during the spring, i have this giant tree in the middle of my yard..that has these white flowers. They smell sooooo nasty. The first year we were here, we were cleaning out the yard for the first time and we found this silvery stuff that looked like silver hair. Then we discovered this smell, that we found out was coming from the tree. Between the tree, and the hair that looked silver, we called it the "old lady". We decided an old lady died in our backyard because it smelt really bad, and she had silver hair. So every year when the tree starts smelling up the place, we say, " the old lady is back!!" Soo...shes back and thriving right now! :)

So tuesday was not super eventful except that all the YCL's in our ward got to dress up in skanky clothes and model for the rest of the girls "what not to wear to camp". It was pretty fun! wednesday on the other hand..was so much fun!! It was a beautiful day, so we rounded up some of the bike gang that was available, and we went on a bike ride. HIllary joined us half way, and she suggested we go play ultimate frisbee at the park with a bunch of kids. Stacie has tried to get me to go for a while, and i have always busy. So i was totally for it. It was sooooo much fun! I am not very good, but i am learning fast! I will defiently keep going!

Thursday i spent the whole afternoon and evening at Orem Jr. High. The boys basketball coach at our school, coach crandell, caught me in the halls and asked me if i would want to earn some money. I was like heck ya!! So he told me he needed someone to help do clock at some bball games from 4-9. So i agreed. I took laurie and Kim along with me and we were there allllll afternoon! High light of the whole day?? There was a pretty attractive ref:) haha..totally worth it!!! So i had a fun but very long day!

Then to the eventful Friday night!!! It started with a bike ride with Laurie and Stacie. It was a nice kinda laid back ride, but still alot of fun. Then we came back and we {laurie, lisa, stacie, kendra, lisa, and i} had all been planning to make banana pancakes because there is a song by jack johnson that he sings about them {see my playlist to listen to this genius uplifting song :) } But..we found out last minute lisa was on a date!! So we couldn't do it with out her! So we settled with making smoothies. Then we went outside on lauries trampoline and star gazed while listening to music:) It was the best!! It was fun just talking to my friends and having a nice relaxing evening. Even when my friends tease me when they ask MEEE to tell them a story! They asked for it and still teased me! ahh oh well. I love them anyways even if they judge me:) Then lisa joined us a little later and we got to hear about her date.

Oh P.S. star gazing= one of my most favorite things to do.. ever:) :)

Ahhhhh Saturday:) This day..was practically amazing beyond reason. One of the most insane saturdays i have ever had though! I woke up at 7:30 first of all to go and deliver mothers day gifts to the ladies in our ward at 9. Then i went to the school to help with the clock again, i was there from 10:45-4. Then i had to get some weeding done. Then i went to tomassos with stacie and laurie. Ahhh so amazing!!!!

Amazing watermelon and coconut italian ice cream laurie and i shared:)

*note..stacies lovely fresh burn skin..:)

Ahh..they are gone..:(

So then i had a meeting for Summer Sno at 7 so stacie just tagged along because it would have taken to long to take her home them pick her up again. So after the kinda pointless meeting we were on our the JOHN ALLRED CONCERT!!! We were soooo pumped:) We have seen him once in the riverwoods a few weeks before this, and we absolutly loved him. So when stacie found out about this concert..we were both totally in!

Stacie with our tickets!!

Me with our tickets!! Waiting in line..we were so excited!

This is John Allred. He is pretty much amazing..just saying:)

It was at the one and only velour:) i love this place so much. Its the coolest little place on provo main. Sooo many of my most favorite memories have been here:)

Again..waiting in line:)

The "stage"

I am not sure what song this was but i remember it being good:) I think it was the first one with the whole band. He came out literally right next to me, playing his guitar, and did a few just acoustic songs that were aaammmaazing:) This one was way good.

Oh hey John:) your great:)

Then he brought out a violinist, celloist, and a male and female singer for a few songs. They were amazing. It was kinda funny though cuz the stage is super tiny, so they were kinda cramped. The Velour is usually not set up this way though. They had it set up so they were on the side of the room, kinda in the middle. So all the chairs were in a circle around them. You can see in some of these pictures too, that there were a few bean bags, and couches spread around too. We almost went on the bean bag but thought it was a little too close haha. But we sat front row as you can tell. Ahhh soo amazing!

This concert was one of a kind, and it was sooo much fun.

Stacie with Tanner Stevenett, the drummer:)

Me with Tanner:)

So i had a blast. I loved his stuff so much i bought 2 of his c.d.s and i can not stop listening to them! He is so inspirational and i would go see him all the time if i could!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

as of late..last weekend!

First of all.....friday night:) I had so much fun! Stacie invited laurie and i to go and play basketball with some people at a church. I happily agreed to go because i love basketball! We arrived and i was so pleasantly surprised to see that some of my long lost team mates were there!!! Janalee Willmore, Katherine Black, Erin and Brooke Echoles! I was sooo happy:) Then Stacies prom date, and his twin brother, and some of their friends were there. The girls totally dominated! It was the best! I had a great time:) Here is a picture of our 9th grade basektball team:) That year holds some of my most precious memories. I wish i could go back every day....

One lovely saturday morning at approximatly 9 o'clock i get a text from the one and only lisa amor suggesting we go sledding. I was quit puzzled condsidering it was april 30th and it had been warm a few days ago. So i jump out of bed and look out my window, and there is like 3 inches of snow on the ground...who new?? Well..not me. I had not even been sledding once this year, and its a must!! So i was soo in. So we went sledding like 2 hours later. It was the best!! 4 teens sledding on a saturday morning in jeans...haha. love it. It was honestly one of the most enteirtaining experiences of my life@

They all borrowed my pants so we could have hot chocolate at my house in somewhat comfortable clothes!

All of our pants on the line at my house.

We totally tore up that hill!

Snooooww angels.

Lisa fell off the train..haha

Our train!

We...arent very good at these pictures..haha

So then later that day we decided to party it up. We ate delicious enchiladas at lauries first of all. Then we went to the mall to get some yummy sweet and sour chicken and just hang out. Then we went to the movie, Prom!!! Ok kinda pathetic i know, but it was actually quit enteirtaining thats for sure!! So that is what we did while everyone was at prom!! It was actually a pretty great day!!