Thursday, September 30, 2010

From the Y to the U.

So, I am a big BYU fan. Like a really big BYU fan. I like watching their sports, and I love seeing them succeed, (which isn't happening this further comments on that)....however, I may be switching over to the enemy....

Lately I have had a lot of little nudgings/promptings that I need to explore all my options as far as careers go. I know, without a doubt, that I could teach seminary the rest of my life, and be 100% happy. I. Love. It. But, just in case that doesn't work out. I have started exploring all my options.

I had to take some things into consideration. First off, I am not anywhere near getting married, so I don't have to worry about where my husbands job or schooling will take me (which isn't a bad worry), and second...with my major, there are a lot of different paths I could take.

I was recently down in Salt Lake visiting my brother who was in the U of U hospital with a collapsed lung and some other things due to him having Cystic Fibrosis. While I was down there, I made a decision.....

University of Utah Medical I come. I am hoping to get accepted into their Nuclear Medicine program starting next July. Only 6 people get accepted a year.....wish me luck. I am heading down there in a couple weekends for an interview with one of the heads of the school of medicine there (a requirement before turning in an application) and we will see where it takes me.

All of this is new and exciting....I am hoping for the best.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


My mission helped me to really like change, or at least deal with it really well and enjoy it, because it is going to happen no matter what....

I hope I can remember how to do that, because I am in the process of making a huge decision.

decisions, decisions.

I know it will be good. It will always work out, because my life has always been very good and has always worked out. However, sometimes I don't know why once you think you have things figured out, you find out, or should I say, get a little gentle nudging to change things up a bit. (AKA: a LOT)

We shall see what happens.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day #3: World Gym

I have a new love. WORLD GYM. I got a gym membership there, and I absolutely love it. It is a nice gym with awesome equipment, and it makes me motivated to work out, and the best part is....I really enjoy it. At BYU-Idaho, the gym is so small, granted it does have nice equipment, but it is so small I feel like everyone is looking over my shoulder at how fast I am going or how long I have been on a machine or how many calories I have burned. Afterall, everyone there is subconsciously competing to be the cutest, thinnest person...because everyone at BYU-Idaho is fighting for the same goal....The big EC...Eternal Companion. Which isn't a bad thing. But, I have really wanted to start working out hard again, and so I sucked it up, and I am going to pay 10 dolalrs a month. The employees there are SO nice and so great, and it makes me excited to go.

So, I am grateful that of the 10 stores Rexburg has, one of them is Worlds Gym. Love it. And love getting into shape.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 2: My Roommates

I seriously have the best roommates in the world. This is just 3 of them, I don't have pictures of the other two, but I have never ever been this blessed with all solid roommates. I've always had a few each semester that I click with, but this semester I have 5 awesome roommates that are so so so so fun! I wouldn't change it for anything! So, Kylee, Mary, Lex, Mikelle, and Casey, let the good times continue to roll!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 1: My Family

I was recently doing some blogstalking of some friends that I hadn't heard from in while. One of my friends was taking to heart a challenge given by Glenn Beck that for the next 40 days you focus more on expressing gratitude for your blessings, and things you are grateful for. She is doing it on her blog, and I thought, I don't know if I will remember every day or have time every day, but I am going to do it too.

So, for day #1, I am SO grateful for my family. I have been reminded lately that we never know how long we have with our family members, we never know when one of us is going to accomplish our missions here on earth, and be called back home to our Heavenly Father, so we need to make every single day count.
I seriously have the best family in the whole entire world. We aren't perfect, and sometimes we will have our minor disagreements, but we have so much fun together. It is amazing to me that we can have so much fun together doing the smallest things.
Every single day I learn something new from my family. Andrew is always so quick to engage in gospel conversation, and I learn a ton from him and he is 7 years younger then me. Danny always really thinks about things, weighs the pros and cons and is so close to the spirit, especially when it comes to major decisions in life. David is funny. I don't like to admit it because sometimes it is kind of lame humor, but thats what makes it funny!! He is so optimistic... ALWAYS. My dad has recently been very quick to remind me that as long as I am living right, the Lord will lead me and guide me and help me through every stage in life. My mom is always so happy. She too has helped me to remember the importance of being optimistic, and the importance and power of daily prayer.
As I wrote that last paragraph, I thought , MAN! I have so much to thank my family for. They rock!! And they really do.
So, through every trial, sickness, and pain; through every ray of sunshine, every sound of laughter, and every great memory made, I wouldn't change it one bit, if I can do it all with my family.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tribute to the Bro.

I have three of the best brothers around, they are so awesome. They are always teaching me things, even if they don't know it.
However, David, (the one in the striped shirt in the picture) has taught me a lot especially lately. He has once again reminded me of the importance of never giving up and always being positive. If I had CF, I would not be a pleasant person, and yet with him, you would never even know anything was wrong, other than thinking he had a cough.

So, thank you Dave, for once again reminding me of the importance of hanging tough and being strong. You are a great example of faith and diligence.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

the first 2 weeks.

Well, the first 2 weeks of seminary have come and gone, and I am liking it. It was kind of interesting at first, but my kids are turning out to be really great. There are a few kids that I just can't read or understand yet, but that will come with time.

I am loving teaching the D&C and being able to relfect on some of the feelings that I had while serving in Illinois and the faith of the early saints. It has been great.

School starts once again next thursday. I only have classes monday wednesday friday though, so I won't start till friday. I am excited to only have 2 semesters left!!! :) Hallelujah!

Well, lets be real, the best, most exciting news I have......FOOTBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED!! Time for parties, wearing lots of cougar apparel, and nice long breaks from homework!! :)