Sunday, December 12, 2010

Celeste's Blessing

Holding my favorite Anderson niece's!
Hanging out on the floor...
Family photo after the blessing
Holding Sleeping Beauty
SHowin the love
I love that this bow is as big as her head :)
All good aunts double as ballerina's
Sharing artichoke dip

Family. Isn't it about time (that I updated my blog)?

Sorry these aren't in any particular order. Here is what I didnt with my family roughly around late November and early December...
At Gunnison's baby blessing- taking a little nap :)

With Danelle at the movies early December seeing Tangled (so good!)

Playing Air Hockey at Chuck E. Cheese for Danelle's 3rd birthday!

The sanitary tube system....

Chuck E. Cheese and the princess
Yep, I still kick the machines to get extra coins ;)
Gunnison (after his blessing)

Decorating the Christmas tree (note the general area of all of the ornaments)

In front of the finished product

At Temple Square with Nathan and Elise (the night we found out that Aaron and Amy were engaged!!!)

Last Semester

Well I've been considering this my last semester of classes. Next semester I'm technically still a student but I'll be student teaching- aka no classes. So I tried to make the most of this semester. I had so much fun with everyone in this class. I'm a bit sad at the idea that I may never see some of them again.
The last 4 ish months were spent with this group of people 3 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Here's just a couple of the more interesting projects that I had to do this year: A health fair tri-fold (with matching lesson plan)

And my personal favorite... 250 pages of writing letters. Why? No freaking clue, but apparently it's essential to becoming a teacher!

I went to dinner after our last final with my favorite girls from class

Goodbye to a fun semester... hello to the almost real world!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Breakfast for Dinner Party

Well we threw another party in November- I'm just really slow at posting. But it was a breakfast for dinner/ pajama party. It was really so fun! I made my mom's french toast casserole. My roommates all made stuff, and people brought their favorite breakfast item to share.

We have two living rooms so people were spread out all over enjoying our awesome food!
Once the food was mostly gone we broke out Twister and played games for a while.

We took a group photo before most everyone left. It was definitely a success... I mean who doesn't love breakfast??

Monday, November 29, 2010

White Trash Bash part duex

So my roommates and I made a goal at the beginning of the year to throw a party a month. This one was in September and it was pretty funny. Last year I posted some pictures of a White Trash Bash and the party was actually hosted at this house. So we decided to make it an annual event for the residents of this house.

Sitting on the couch we moved to our backyard... which was right in front of the camp fire where we roasted hot dogs.
On the menu: hot dogs (bread instead of buns), pork rinds, Twinkies, jalapeno poppers, and a 5 gallon jar of cheese balls.
In our best White Trash Bash attire. (My black vest was a $1 find from D.I.)

As part of the festivities we hosted a water pong tournament. It was pretty competitive (note the angry runners up glaring in the background). These guys were our winners, and as their prize they got Macaroni and Cheese.

The roommies by the couch/fire.

It was so fun to see all of the mullets, trucker hats, cut off demin, fake tatoos, and flannel. Hopefully whoever lives here next year will keep our tradition going!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Warehouse Dance Party

A few weeks ago there was a dance party in a warehouse that a bunch of my friends and I went to. It was possibly the most fun I've had at a party ever!

Cash, Me, Caitlin, Stacia, and Marli

Can you spot me in this sea of fun? :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Belated Birthday

So I know it's a bit late (almost 2 months), but here are some pictures of my birthday weekend. I had a bunch of family come down to help me celebrate :) Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Nathan, Breanne, Elise, Danelle, and Tela. It was so great and thoughtful to have everyone come down!

The amazing chocolate birthday cake Grandma made
Me and my bestie

The whole gang in front of my house...
My birthday was actually on a Monday and my family left on Sunday. On my actual birthday I also went night rappelling in the rain with my roommates and some boys. If I ever get the pictures from my roommate I'll post them... most likely under another "Adventure List" title.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mae/ Allred Concert

A few weeks ago Marli and I made a little day trip down to St. George. We heard Mae and Allred were performing on a Thursday night and decided to make a day out of it. After class I drove a company car down (yes, a Mustang Convertible!!!) So we drove down with the top down, had dinner at Olive Garden, went to the mall, and had a blast at the concert! If you've never heard Mae or Allred before, you NEED to look up some of their songs!
Marli and Me

The warm, sunny, November drive with the top down!!! So fun! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Summit League Conference Tournament... so far

So we flew in to Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday. We qualified for the conference tournament where only the top 4 teams from out conference got to compete. We have the number 3 seed. Wednesday was a full day of travel- driving to Vegas, flying to Chicago with a 2 hour layover, then flying to Fargo (which in case you were wondering is bitter cold!). Thursday we basically walked around the mall (Fargo's only real attraction), had a mini practice, and then a banquet for all of the teams.
These pictures were taken at the banquet. Obviously the top one is my team. And the bottom picture is my teammate/roommate Tara Sawyer :) We don't even get to play until tomorrow night. Another full day of waiting for us. We play North Dakota State first and WHEN we win we will be in the Championship game on Saturday night! Wish us luck!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wheelchair Basketball


It's Disability Awareness week at SUU and as one of the many activities that the school provided to raise awareness, they held a wheelchair basketball tournament! Now this is harder than you think. There are real rules:
  • After every 2 "rolls" or about 6 feet you must dribble the ball.
  • You can not be rolling when you shoot
  • You cannot use your feet in any way to assist you or the ball
  • Any contact with another persons wheelchair is a personal foul
  • All other basketball rules apply (e.g. back court, out of bounds, 3 pointers)

It was so fun! And my team made it all the way to the quarter finals. Not too bad for a first timer!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All month long our team is warming up in pink warm up tops for Breast Cancer Awareness. And this Thursday we're having a benefit game where all proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I love that our team is doing what they can to help... and looking cute while at it!
We also all wore pink bows...Alissa did her hair a little crazy so we had fun with hers :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Girls of the Purple House

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I don't know why, but our house has been nicknamed the Purple House. It's just a name that it's had for a while and people know it as that, so it stuck. Anyways, all of us roommates finally found a day that we could all take pictures a few weeks ago (we all have pretty busy lives) Don't I have some gorgeous roommates??