Thursday, June 24, 2010


Dear blog,

good news!! my sister maddie who is a basketball rockstar got invited to play with the utah nike swoosh basketball club team! so she gets to travel all over the country next month playing basketball and visiting colleges and adventuring!! at first i was really jealous/bitter/angry, but i got over it and now i am so excited that she will have this awesome opportunity!

we went shopping as a family yesterday getting extra sports bras and new NIKE basketball shoes and socks and such. shopping with the fam is always hilarious. not to mention i got some shirts and a cardi for my mission! (okay okay, i know its a bit early, but 1. i'm excited and 2. its never to early to start preparing!) but seriously, you should go shopping with my dad sometime. its so hilarious! he is a man on a mission! no putzing around. no dawdling. get in, try it on, compare the costs and benefits to other options, and get out! BAM. haha it's hilarous. he has such a concentrated look on his face. its perfect. 

also, last night i saw toy story 3.

it was perfect.
i cried.
see it.


p.s. carly comes home from burn camp today!! i'm so excited!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

R.I.P. Taz

Dear blog,

my dear uncle brian got married a couple months back and moved into a small place in st. george with his new lady nancy. (btw nancy is a doll, and we just love her!) but the place they are living in is quite small and brian has a beautiful dog that is quite large-- taz. soooo badda bing badda boom taz has been living with us.

(taz is the huge one on the couch.)

seriously, he is such a beauty! he is a greyhound and can run SUPER FAST. he used to be a hunting dog. he lived on a big ranch and killed coyotes. he has a bunch of awesome scars from it. sick, huh!? the other day a bird landed on the front lawn and taz pounced and swallowed that bad boy WHOLE. yeah, he's pretttty bad-a. but taz is also the sweetest little thing you have ever met. he is so calm and patient. and he will cuddle you all night long. i love him! our whole family loves him. and i know that taz was there for brian when he was having a rough time of things.

(nickie and taz cuddling.)

anyways, friday night taz was flying around a corner in our neighborhood at his colossal greyhound speeds and was hit by a car.

long story short, he died or "was put to sleep" if we are being pc. and it was really sad. i've definitely cried everyday since friday. i may or may not be sitting at work with tears streaming down my cheeks. its so crazy how you can get so attached to an animal. and me of all people! a couple of years ago if a dog tried to lick me or get in my bed i would have FREAKED OUT, but now i love nothing more than getting kisses from taz or waking up to a bed full of cuddly puppies.

anyways, it was kind of, i don't want to say funny, but ironic? because the girl that hit taz was like an animal rights hippie that owns a doggy day care company. and my momma said that after she hit taz she was just sobbing uncontrollably. and the next day she brought us over a plant an was still crying.

taz, you will be missed, but we know you are in a better place.


p.s. even mav and doc are sad too.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


dear blog,

hello again! school FINALLY ended. i was taking the maximum amount of credits, and now it is obvious to me why people are not even allowed to take more. i don't think i realized how stressed i was until friday afternoon after i turned in my last assignment. a huge massive weight was lifted off of me. it was GLORIOUS. PLUS i'm pretty sure i got pretty good grades. aren't you so proud?

well, i haven't written in FOREVVVAAAH, so i have a LOT to say, but i probably won't say it all. or maybe i will, but i have found that the less committed i am, the less bad i feel about myself when i actually don't write anything :)

now that school assignments are DONE (until fall atleast) here is a list of my summer projects:
- deep clean our room
- sell all of my textbooks (or put them up for sale i guess)
- purge my wardrobe
- clean up & organize the documents/pictures on my computer
- take the G.R.E... maybe
- apply to grad programs (yikes!)
- mission papers!!!
- appeal to walk in August, order cap and gown etc.
- work work work

among other things, but this is a pretty hefty list if you ask me.

happy summer FINALLY!

p.s. all my freshman friends are coming home from their missions! weird/awesome, yeah?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

(nearly) perfect saturday

dear blog,

today was so lovely!
i slept in, but not too too much.
i took a shower.
i worked.
i bought some meat at the buy low market.
i may or may not have flirted with the butcher to get the meat i wanted...
i also may or may not have flirted with the cashier...
what!? i was on a roll!
then i played volleyball with jessica and co. for like 2+ hours. it was lovely.
i got some sun-- just enough that i don't look SOO pasty and not so much that i am burnt.
then i came home.
nickie and i went and got chinese takeout...
and mom payed for it (SCORE).
took a shower (two in one day! now i don't have to take one the rest of the week!)
and EVERYBODY left except carly.
and we've just been chillin and watching movies.
not to mention i had a huge glass of ice water, a coconut popsicle (YUM) AND carly put lotion on my feet.


p.s. i COMPLETELY forgot to turn in an assignment that was due by five o'clock today and i actually do not care AT ALL.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


dear blog,

i can NOT believe it's june... only two more weeks of class!!! i can't even wait. seriously.

in anticipation of my freedom, harriet and i have made a list of our summer plans:

-mesquite weekend
-washington visit lauren, carmen, dan, the allens!
-get ho a drivers lisence
-hit up every possible dollar movie
-slip and slide rock canyon style
-drink my first beer
-get a tan
-get a pedicure (check)
-swim A LOT
-play in the park
-day in slc
-do something harmless/hilarious to levi's car and blame it on efy kids.
-learn to make cream cheese frosting the right way
-learn how to make italian sodas
-tube down the provo river
-picnic on antelope island
-huge water fight
-make margaritas (VIRGIN)
-movie outside
-eat snow cones at the one place
-photo shoot in the desert
-bridal veil falls
-spontaneous things