Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Have you ever wondered why Wednesday's seem to be so annoying?
Let me tell you...
Wednesday's are in the middle of the week, which means... you are not close to the beginning or the ending.
Wednesday's are longer than ALL other days (fact)
Wednesday's rarely have any good shows on
Wednesday's mean clean checks...
Wednesday's are usually not sunny days.
Wednesday's remind you of all that you still have to do before Friday

Today it so happens to be Wednesday.
What have I been up to today?
Let me tell ya.........
voice messages
code red
teacher work samples
treat runs (get her now ally)
Hair curling ( Heather I am getting pretty good at this)
Costa Vida (raspberry chicken BUENO)
flip flops
curling up on the couch.
I hope everyone has had a great Wednesday and that it has been memorable. I only have one more Wednesday in Rexburg...

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Today has been an interesting day...
I have realized something that I did NOT think would happen to me.
I was sitting in the gym at the Hinckley today, watching the VARIETY of people walk by me
when it dawned on me... I am leaving in 3 weeks! Rexburg will no longer be my home away from home. I have been here for 6 semesters; a year and a half. I have met SOOOO many people. Created life-long friends and friends that I will always look back on with a smile and a laugh.
I have had great roommates and HORRIBLE roommates. Roommates that have been there for me when I had a great day and ones there for me when I had a hard, horrible day. I have had classes I have loved and classes I have despised (Capstone!). Teachers that have touched my heart, made me want to barf and motivated me to be better. I have thrown water balloons at Porter Park, bonfires at the Sand Dunes, been four-wheeling, sledding, guitars unplugged, soccer, flag football, baseball and basketball games, shooting, fireworks, blowing things up, hiking, the drive-in, cheap theatre, bowling, golfing, MOVIES GALORE, Horkley's, I.F. runs, Winco, Devo, temple, ward activities, amazing dates (and not so amazing dates) and curfew.

There are so many memories here. Some I want and will keep with me forever, and others that I wish to forget or have already forgotten. I think I am actually sad that I will be leaving this place. I even teared up a little. It has been such a blessing to my life being around others that believe the same as I do and strive for the same things I do. Rexburg and the people I have come in contact with have helped mold me to be who I am and who I am becoming.
Looking back over the 2 1/2 years I have changed SOOO much. And unfortunately, I know I have hurt some along the way to my change. This past weeks devotional was amazing! Probably the best in the past year. The topic was on forgiveness, something that is so hard, yet so necessary to our lives. I wish I knew how to put the link on my blog to the talk, but I will just give you the blurb that touched me.

Learning to forgive is of great worth in this day as well. Forgiveness is a prime ingredient of love. It is a function of love.

If we truly love others then we have no choice but to believe, trust, accept, and hope that our love will be returned. But there can never be any assurance, never any guarantee. If we wait to love only until we are certain of receiving equal love in return, we may wait forever.

Someone once said, Just because the message may never be received, does not mean it is not worth sending. We love and forgive others because we want to, because it gives us joy. Because we know that growth and discovery of oneself depends upon it.

“Forgiveness of others for wrongs—imaginary or real—often does more for the forgiver than for the forgiven. That person who has not forgiven a wrong or an injury has not yet tasted of one of the sublime enjoyments of life. The human soul seldom reaches such heights of strength or nobility as when it removes all resentments and forgives error or malice.

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.”

I know that there are so many people that deserve so much more than this........ but I am sorry.

Here is to the weekend.. a Happy Birthday to Kelsey... and 3 more weeks of life in Rexburg.

p.s. sorry about my background... It is ugly and hard to read things. I will get someone on that asap.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's Been a Long Time

I know, I have been slacking on my blogging duties. Life has just be nothing but go-go-go. Well, it has, but hasn't at the same time. I have been very busy with school and putting a lot of time and effort into my lessons. I have been teaching my unit for a week now (it's on rocks and minerals) and was observed yesterday. Now, for those of you who do not know Jo Anne Kay she is amazing, tough and loving. She wants us all to succeed, but to succeed at her level. Which is a jump and stretch for most. Yesterday I was determined to get another excellent and a 48. And you know what, I DID! Throughout my whole lesson I felt like everything was going wrong, but it wasn't... surprisingly. The class was learning and enjoying it. Who'da thought! It was a great feeling when I saw the 48. Ally, you're next!

Other than school I have been busy with work (which has turned out to be an even greater blessing than I anticipated for). There are days that I just don't want to go, but there is nothing like spending 4 hours with a woman who is consistently happy. Her perspective and attitude on life is so unique and so positive. I admire all that she has been through to get to where she is at now. She makes me forget all the troubles in my life and I will forever be grateful for that.
I am also greatly grateful for Ally. Probably one of the closest friends I have made since being at school (even though we have only hung out, outside of class, maybe four times). She always has something to say and it is 99% always hilarious! She makes me laugh and makes me think. I don't know if she even knows how much of a blessing she has been to me over the past year.
My roommate Clara is amazing and I am so grateful for her. I am amazed that she has not been swept off her feet by an amazing guy. She is amazing. She is someone I aspire to be like. She is confident in all she does, she doesn't focus on what others think of her, she is HILARIOUS and is always the one who is there when I need someone to just listen. She always knows the right thing to say to me, even though I know she doesn't feel like she does. Without the events of this semester I don't think Clara and I would have become so close. That is one more thing I can be grateful for after all is said and done. I have connected with all of my roommates and love them on their own level.
I have so much to be grateful for. And what stinks about us "humans" is when times get tough or when we want something badly, we forget about all the things we do have. This is something I have been working on. And when I sit down and think, I have so MUCH. I am very blessed in so many more ways that I can mention here on my blog.
Message of the day: Be grateful. Everything in your life is a gift. So don't be rude and show your gratitude.