Friday, November 13, 2009


One of the girls on the softball team threw a themed masquerade party for all of the athletes a little bit ago. It was so much fun! Getting ready was probably my favorite part. I loved decorating my mask, doing my hair, putting on huge amounts of make up, and dressing up! I feel like I never get to do that these days. The party was tons of fun- until it was later broken up by the police because it was too loud... but until that point, it was so much fun! =)

Monday, November 9, 2009

At Least One Of My Teams Can Win...

Last weekend we had a co-ed stake volleyball tournament. Now, SUU's team hasn't done so hot this season and I haven't really gotten to play much. So it was nice to play a little volleyball on a saturday, have no pressure, no yelling coach, and just enjoy the game. I'll admit- there were some pretty ugly plays. But our ward took first place and we got a cool plaque that will have 11th Ward engraved on it! =)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Costume Time

So when you're a "starving college student" you don't really feel like going out and buying a whole new costume for Halloween... but at the same time you don't want to wear what you wore last year. This year I decided to break out a costume I hadn't worn since 7th grade. So for my ward party I decided to wear my referee shirt and put on some sunglasses with a cane and be a blind referee. Now there were people there with some pretty intricate costumes, but surprisingly enough I won the individual costume contest! This picture is with the boys from the apartment below me who decided to be "The Price Is Right" and won the group contest. Much more creative than mine I thought!

And then there was The Howl- our school Halloween dance. I didn't want to be carrying a cane around all night so figured I would need to come up with something else... and then? Voila! The Office came on, and Jim was "Facebook". So I decided to use this idea of just wearing regular clothes and writing on my face so that I wouldn't have to worry about getting a whole different costume together... I loved it, and so did a lot of other random people who I've never met (There are a LOT of Office fans down here at SUU) Other than some parties and games my Halloween was pretty low key- but hey! It's Cedar City!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So last weekend was a weekend for firsts. We had Monday Off for the hunting holiday (only in Utah!!! lol) and so a bunch of us decided it'd be fun to go down to St. George and go repelling. Now I had never been of course- and I had no idea what I was getting myself into (but some of my neighbors were pro and had equipment)! You have to strap yourself into a harness and basically attach yourself to a rope that is at the top of a cliff. Then you pretty much just walk off the cliff and support yourself the whole way down! Now mind you we only went on a 90 foot cliff this time (which is still huge- think 9 story building) but I was basically in tears as I did this. I knew I'd be fine but for some reason the thought of walking backwards off a cliff while i only had a rope I held onto to save my life freaked me out (I know, I know... I was over reacting... not! It was so scary!) But once I made it down the first time and got over my fear it became an adrenaline rush and I went down again and again!!! Then I started doing tricks, like 360 on my way down. And then I advanced to going down Aussie- which means walking down face first- much scarier and a little more complex. All in all I left feeling super accomplished... and you guessed it! I can't wait to go again!!!! =)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rock Climbing

Cedar City actually has a lot to offer by way of outdoor activities. I've done a lot of hiking and bonfires- but some stuff requires having equipment. So luckily a few friends of mine had gear to go rock climbing. So I got to go for the first time. It was really fun! Once I got over the fear of falling and dying, and knew that my belay-er really did have a secure hold of me I was able to really have fun! I went up a couple of times... It was quite a work out, but getting to the top made me feel so accomplished! I can't believe I've never gone before... and definitely can't wait to go again =)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Caught It

Well, I caught the Swine Flu. I was hanging out with some friends this weekend and found out on monday that one of the guys I was with had the Swine Flu (which he caught from his sister). So of course by monday night I start feeling pretty crappy. Since it didn't get any better by tuesday afternoon I went in to go see the doctor. After trudging through the rain and sitting in the waiting room for over an hour he told me that I also had the Swine Flu. Let me tell you- it's not fun. Almost four days later and I still feel sick, although it's not nearly as bad as it was a few days ago. I guess the really expensive antibiotic is doing its job. I'm currently locked away in my room because I don't want to get any of my roommates sick (since two other girls on my team now have it). I guess this'll give me plenty of time to catch up on tv shows and reading other people's blogs! =)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Emo Bowling

So I know this looks totally weird. Believe me- I still don't know how they talked me into it. But a bunch of us wanted to go bowling one night but decided to put a little twist on it. Instead of just going out and bowling we made it themed... So we all got decked out in these gothic dark looks and had so much fun pretending to be Emo! Needless to say this is the last time I will dress up like that (I can't really pull it off) but it was a fun twist to the same old thing you usually do...


A few weeks ago I went down to St. George with a bunch o friends and we went caving. Now I'd only been once before- and the last time we were literally tunneling through the ground forever until we got to this big underground cave. We ended up lighting glow sticks and playing a version of hide and seek. It was so much fun! This time we really just walked around in caves until we were bored and then went out and made a camp fire. Not as fun as my first time- but all in all a fun night with great people! =)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

White Trash Bash

I haven't updated my blog too much since school first started up so over the next couple of days I'm going to try to attempt to get the main things I've done posted on here. A few weeks ago some of my friends threw a white trash bash. It was pretty hilarious! It was held in the backyard of their house. We had a fire pit going, hot dogs and mac n cheese, wrestling, hoedowns, and anything white trash imagineable. It was so funny to see everyone dressed up- and then to be in character! Everyone picked different "white trash" names... As you can tell I was pregnant (with Baby Cleatus) and an alcoholic. .. By the way, you wouldn't believe how many guys would hit on a "pregnant" girl. But it's not like I could even pursue them... I mean how am I supposed to know what the guy is really like when he's wearing a mullet wig, a stained shirt, and cut off jeans?! ... Anyways, I also had tattoo's on my arms of my ex lovers (Bobby Ray and Bubba) and everyone was talking about their double wide, working at the gas station, and speaking almost another language! I'll admit- it wasn't the classiest party I've been too. But it sure as heck was one of the funniest!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Drive up the canyon

Mom and dad came up to visit this weekend. It was so nice having them come visit because I was starting to get home sick! Mom and I sang the National Anthem at my game and sang in church. She also made an amazing dinner for my roommates! Grandma and Gandpa also drove down for saturday and we went out to lunch... We took a tour of my campus and the town and drove up the mountain that over looks Cedar City. It was so pretty up there with all of the changing colors! I'm definately going back up there and taking some friends to hike with me =)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mini Trip

I drove up to Salt Lake on Saturday after my practice. I didn't get up there until really late. But I got to see Jensa, Ava, Chase, Ginny, Grandma, Grandpa, and my mom! It was definately worth the 3 and a half hour drive both ways to be with them for 20 hours.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bowler of the Year

So I went bowling a few nights ago with some girls on my team. I don't think I need to mention how competitive I am. So my new roommate Courtney (the shorter Hawaiian) and I bet a bag of Dorito's on the game. The trash talk started before we even left the apartment. It was fun to get out ofthe house and do something that wasn't volleyball related...

When we got there I figured out that Courtney was h o r r i b l e at bowling. So I decided to have some fun with it. I was bowling right handed, between the legs, granny shots, eyes closed, you name it. Surprisingly I bowled a 147- probably the best score I ve ever gotten! ha ha. It was really fun. And now I'm the proud owner of a bag of Cool Ranch Dorito's! =)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back To Southern Utah

Well- the summer is never long enough for me it seems. It always gets cut short. But after a whirlwind of a break I had to pack up and head back up to Cedar City. My car was filled with luggage and groceries and I made the 6 and 1/2 hour drive up here by myself after i got off work at three... I rolled in close to midnight and was extremely exhausted. But now I'm all unpacked and ready for volleyball to start! =)

Friday, August 7, 2009


Well I just got the link to my sky diving video emailed to me- so here it is! I can't wait to get the dvd in the mail and watch it on the big screen! Man- my stomach gets that same feeling I got just WATCHING the video =)

p.s. I was freaking out pretty bad right before I jumped out of the plane! Good thing they covered up my screaming with music! ha ha!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


This post is a little delayed- but the pictures are amazing regardless.

For the fourth of July Breanne, my mom, dad, Aaron and I all went up to Yosemite National Park. Apparently I've been before but mom said I was 6 or something- so I have no memories of these trips. Anyways, the trip went very successfully. No casualties. And Breanne and I hiked to some pretty AMAMZING spots! As a family we would take the little stroll up to a looking point and them Breanne and I would break off and go hike down the river or up a waterfall or through the trees. It was so much fun!

And Breanne and I are now determined to hike Half Dome sometime soon =)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sky Diving!

Today, August the 25th of 2009, I, Megan Kalynn Metcalf went sky diving! I jump out of a plane a 13,000 feet!!! I then free fell at 120 MPH for over a minute until I reached 5,000 feet, where the parachute was deployed! I actually got to steer the parachute part of the way... and I asked my instructor who I was attached to (beforehand) if he would do some tricks. So while we were in free fall he did probably fifteen to twenty 360's! (I can't even calculate what that would be!) And he did a bunch of this crazy spiral plummeting stuff once the parachute was out. It was a 20 minute plane ride up, where the anticipation and excitement built. Breanne was freaking out the whole time- she looked near to tears and must have said 3 different prayers on the way up. Then we got connected to our instructor and got ready to go out. I was the last one out so I watched as each group before me seemed to be sucked out of the plane... THEN we got to the open door where the wind was so loud and looking out I could see Mexico, San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. That's when the fear really hit me. I don't know how many times I screamed at the top of my lungs "OH MY GOSH!!!" So with my toes hanging off the edge, my instructor inched forward so that I was then dangling out of the plane and he held on for a split second longer....... and then all I felt was the rush of the wind and my stomach clenching up at the knowledge of my body dropping from a plane at over 13,000 feet! Free falling was the most incredible feeling EVER! I was dropping down with the wind in my face and my instructor doing 360's. I wish it would have lasted longer than a minute! And once the parachute came out we glided down and I had time to appreciate the gorgeous scenery around me... (that is of course when my instructor wasn't spinning us around seemingly uncontrollably) Once we got close to the ground all I had to do was lift up my legs and let my instructor do the work for my landing! Then I set my feet on the ground and it was all over. He unattached me and I walked back to my mom, dad, Breanne, and Haley. That's about when the nausea kicked in... I felt wonderful during the whole experience, but all of the spinning that my instructor did (that no one else did) -because I told him I wanted him to go all out and do tricks- really had my stomach going. We waited in the parking lot ten minutes before I finally threw up. Once I got it out of my system I was good to go and we headed home from the perfect weather and most incredible experience of my life! =)

I can't wait to do it again! Anyone wanna come with me?!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kayaking in San Luis Obispo

So this weekend I went up to San Luis Obispo with Suni to visit Brittany and meet her boyfriend. We had a ton of fun! We made cookies, went the the movies, played some pick up basketball games, and had a pancake breakfast. But one of my favorite parts had to be when we went kayaking in the ocean! I had never been before so I was a little nervous, but it didn't take long to get used to it... It was fun paddling around and weaving through rocks and everything. We must have seen about ten seals. They would come right up near our kayak and swim around. The only part I didn't like was swimming over the seaweed- in case you didn't know I have a bit of a seaweed phobia. Long story short I was in tears from us going through it and we decided to turn around and head another direction. But other than that traumatic part it was a blast! I really want to go again soon!!! =)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Quite The Weekend

This last weekend was a ton of fun. After Grandma's 90th birthday celebration we got to relax just a little bit more. It was a fun day with mom, dad, and Breanne. We went to the beach, had some more Red's BBQ, and of course- our Memorial Day is never complete without going to one of the war memorial cemeteries to pay our respects... But before that we went down to Huntington Beach to catch some rays. Mind you it was so crowded that once we found a place to park we walked a whopping 22 blocks to the beach! Such a long way to go... and as you can see from the picture below, once we made it to the sand we were exhausted. We just set up camp and slept for a while =)
Also, while we were down in Long Beach (after dropping Aaron off at the airport) We decided to walk around. We went to this little sea port village and saw where the Queen Mary was... It's a cute little place! (This is the only part of Long Beach I've really ever been in... I'm assuming this isn't the LBC that Snoop Dogg raps about!)

The weather was beautiful, the company was the best, and I didn't have to go in to work. All in all it was a great day! =)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Big 9 OH!

So today was grandma Metcalf's 90th birthday. And to celebrate we had a huge family party at our house... All of grandmas children (my aunt's and uncle's) were here but maybe only 1/3 of her grand kids and great grand kids made it. Needless to say there were TONS of pictures taken. Dennis has all the good ones on his "professional" camera (it was like Vegas all over again if you know what I mean). Anyways, we had Red's BBQ deliver, Joan brought an amazing cake, and Dennis made a great video of grandma's life-It was so wonderful, I teared up... (and he said copies were to come...) I wish we could get the family together more often because it was so great to get together with everyone and have such a fun time! (what are those things called?... oh yeah! Family Reunions! What a novel idea. We should give that a try!) Anyways, all of those hours of slaving away in the yard since I've moved home paid off (I seriously can't count how many hours were put into this)! ... What's our next big backyard adventure? Breanne's Prom picture's! T minus 6 days!!! (I guess I'll be slaving away every day this week again to get the yard perfect for our next event)! =)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Say Yes To The Dress

Prom is on Saturday May 30th, and Breanne is going with a boy from another ward (his name is Josh Hayes)

So ever since I've been home I've been trying to help Breanne find a Prom dress... we went to several malls with no success. We finally resorted to going to the Fashion District in downtown L.A. (side note: it's a bit sketch) Anyways, we spent over three hours and went in nearly 25 shops. In the end we finally went back to one of the first stores we were in and trying on (what I think was) an amazing dress. They had it on display in white so it looked like a total wedding gown... but we tried it on in this really pretty royal/teal-ish color. I definitely fell in love, and it looks amazing on Breanne! Now all we have to do is add a jacket and she'll be ready to go!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm Amazed!

This man is seriously amazing! This is a video of Jon Schmidt. He composed a version of "Love Story" and combined it with "Viva La Vida" and plays it on the piano and cello. It's seriously the best thing I have ever heard and could listen to it for hours on end!!!

Thanks Jensa for showing to me =)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well, I'm back in good ole Simi Valley again. I got home on Saturday and have been busy ever since. I started my job again at the Boys and Girls Club on Monday. It's pretty crazy, but I need the money =) I'm not exactly sure what my plans are for the rest of the summer- all I know is I have to get to the beach as much as possible, hopefully get to Magic Mountain, work out for volleyball (and get my vertical back) and relax... we'll see how much of that actually happens though...!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Angel's Landing

Last weekend I went to Zion National Park and hiked Angel's Landing. I have a TON of pictures of it on facebook but thought I'd put a few up here since I haven't really done much since then... Anyways, here's a few stats about the hike:

  • It's a 5 hour avg hike (We got up in under an hour and a half and gat back in under two.)

  • It's over a 5 mile hike

  • The peak is at 5785 feet

  • The hardest thing I've ever done

  • So freaking steep!

  • Most amazing view

  • Sheer cliffs at high elevations while hiking on a narrow fin. Not suggested for children or those with a fear of heights. Avoid standing near the edge at all times! Do not hike the trail when it is wet, storming, or when high winds are present.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Handicapped No More

I just wanted to let you all know that although I haven't needed it since November- my handicap pass just expired. Looks like its back to being a normal pedestrian... parking in the back, waking up earlier for class, and not getting stares from people who are wondering why I am parked in that spot! =(

Another Trip to California

Sorry these took so long to get up... but I went home for Spring Break and brought down some of my friends. It was a jam packed first couple of days. They stayed from Saturday til Tuesday and and hung out with my family and friends for the rest of the break. In those first few days we went to Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive, L.A. temple, Malibu, Downtown Hollywood, City Walk, and Magic Mountain (well... they went to M.M. on Sunday while I went to church) =)