So my weekend was absolutely jam packed full of fun!
It started with a text at work from my friend Bryce. He had two extra tickets for the BYU USU game up in Logan. So I sped home from work, convinced my roommate Kristen to join me and then we sped up to Logan with Bryce. Out of the six people there I was the only BYU fan. I tried to hold my own and did pretty well at first. Around the third quarter I just gave up. Luckily I was still in good company and enjoyed the rest of the terrible game talking (BYU lost to USU for the first time in like 15 years...). Oh I also got to kiss Cosmo. :-)
After the game we met up with some more people from Cache Valley and ate some food. Then we were driving around and had one of the local guys go in front so we could follow him. He did it pretty crazily to be funny but I guess someone called the cops on him. Less than 2 minutes later he had 2 cops surrounding him at the gas station. A total of five cops stopped by. Luckily we convinced them it was all just fun and they let us go.
We then went up to Providence Canyon. The boys showed us that you can cover a small propane tank in gas, light it on fire, shoot it and cause a HUGE fire ball. So we shot a few of those and then headed back down on the LONG drive to Provo. (I got home at 4 am)
This video is similar to what we were doing... except we were much further away and in a safe gravel pit.
I proceeded to wake up at 6 am and drove down to Payson. I went on a nice and long trail ride with Mary and her family. It was really nice to get up into the mountains before it gets really cold. I spent most of the ride trying to face the sun so I could feel the warmth on my face.
After horseback riding I raced back home to change and head up to Salt Lake with my roommates and some boys. We went to the Miller Sports Park for a bunch of Viper Races. It was pretty cool to see all the sweet cars and watch them race. I kept hoping there would be a crash... Its not car racing without a crash.
My roommate Kristen and I, with Laura in the background.
My friend Jace came and made this video of the day
After the races we headed to the Cheesecake factory for Laura's birthday dinner. Well the girls did... The boys went to Priesthood session. :-) That place is delicious and there are soo many different choices. Seriously the menu for that place is a book. It was also super fun getting to have girl time with the roommates. We almost always have boys over.
My awesome chocolate cheesecake... took me three days to finish this sucker
I was pretty sure that I wasn't going to get to actually attend General Conference up in Salt Lake this year. Luckily my roommate Kristen had an extra ticket for the Sunday Afternoon Session. So we drove up to SLC and met up with her friends from New Mexico. They had tickets for the Plaza part of the Conference Center and they had extra for us! We were so close! I could see facial expressions... it was awesome.
This was also the first year that I took a notebook to write my impressions during the talks. Such a good idea, I got soo much more out of each talk and can remember so much more. Some of my favorite notes are: "a foundation of truth and righteousness is the only foundation that will stand the test of time" (L. Tom Perry) and "A bad conscious is a blessing because it reminds us that we need to repent" (Per G. Malm).
This is when the Prophet was entering... (three guys on far right)
This is a terrible picture of me... but it documents how close I was :-)
*** We took tons of pictures this weekend. I will try to get them and post them.
It's official... Someone needs to buy me 10 cats to celebrate. I have officially condemned myself to spinster hood. I have developed amazing amounts of aniexty in dating. This intense aniexty occurs no matter how amazing the guy is that I'm hanging out with. So I end up either pushin them away, scaring them off or a combination of both... Party hardy. Luckily for me I really like cats. :-)
So here's hoping I don't turn into a cat hoarder. :-)
This was my comfort song my senior year. That was quite the year of struggle for me. My mom sent me the EFY 2004 cd and this song really stuck out to me. The rest of the year I always listened to it during my many struggles.
Lately this week the song has been popping up multiple times on my iPod. Apparently I am in need of some comfort :-) It seriously is such an uplifting song. It makes me feel as if He is there wrapping his arms around me. And who doesn't like that feeling? :-)
My puppy dog, Callie Mae, died this past Friday. When I went home at the end of August I could tell that the end was coming soon... I even laid on the floor a few times and cried while petting her. However, knowing that it was coming soon didn't make it any easier. She was my first puppy, my Callie Mae, my Tal Face, my Honey Bunches of Oats... I can't imagine what home is going to be like without her there....
Life as a college graduate is a lot better than I was expecting... I'm not quite as rich as I was expecting but money isn't everything.
I'll be honest, I was a little sad the day BYU started because I wasn't sure how I would replace the social life that I had there. But luckily I have found lots of things to do in my spare time.
The first thing that is keeping me very busy is my job. I have a bittersweet feeling toasted it. I love the people I work with but it is very stressful. I have also discovered that I have a weak stomach for phlegm... Haha.
One of my clients on his birthday. He likes toilet papering.
I also am loving living in Orem! It was probably one of the best decisions that I made after graduating. I love my roommates, I got really lucky and they are all super cool. Plus I love having my own huge room. I haven't had time to unpack it fully though, too many better things to do... :-)
Its huge! Two whole closets, queen bed, nice windowsill :-)
I spend lots of time down in Payson with my friend Mary, her family and her horses. She is nice enough to let me come down whenever I want and get my fix of horses. I also get my fill of girly chats as well.
Riding on Briseis
I've been attending quite a few college football games as well... And not just BYU games. Actually I've attended more Utah football games than BYU games this year. It's slightly embarrassing.
With Marah at the first BYU game
With Josh at a Utah game... he had to sneak the pic because I don't enjoy being seen in red...
Surprisingly I have also been going on lots of dates. It's like a whole new world for me! I have met lots of interesting guys... :-) I have also got to go to lots of cool places: the Utah State Fair, a Sushi Bar, Ultimate Frisbee on the Utah football field... Dating has made me discover that Salt Lake isn't completely the Devil's land, Haha.
I've also got to hang out with my extended family a lot more. Having a car and money for gas lets me travel up to Roy and Logan way more than when I was in school.
Eating shaved ice with Marah and Leighton
Grandpa Bud's Birthday
Oh and one last thing that has made my life so much better is..... I GOT THE IPHONE 4!!! It is technically my Christmas present from my parents but they bought it for me early since I was so sick of my ghetto phone that I bought after my first IPhone got stolen. I love my phone :-)