Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The 5"3' and Under Club

I talk a lot about my roommates but I love them.
We have a very eventful time together.
We've been told a lot that we have TONS of energy,
and people just like to listen to us gab.
Here's to a great fall semester together.

Happy Halloween from the girls in 304 :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This week has been quite stressful on my spectrum of "stressful weeks" but it's been a good one! So many happy things have happened I hope I can remember them all to record them for the public to enjoy.

I got a job this week which is both a good and bad thing haha. I got a call last friday afternoon and was offered a campus office job. They wanted me to start on Monday which was so exciting!... until I remembered the week ahead of me. 3 tests, a paper I needed to start thinking about and just an all around crazy week. It's turned out to be great though! Plus I can get extra hours on Friday's which will be perfect. Another happy little addition to the whole working experience is that my friend Brianna from high school is working with me!

I did also have a reality check this week: when did I get so old!? I had a homework assignment to map out my academic graduation plan-- I can graduate on time, meaning in a year and a half. WHAT!? The real world is coming up too fast and I do not like it. So i'm looking into a minor and internships that will elongate the "college experience" (Luckily I was already on the ball with London!) When did Annie and I grow up and get so old!?

I've had some pretty good study breaks this week too- memorable. A couple of quotes from people that have made for some serious laughs. (Not all will understand so sorry, but hopefully some will be fun to read!)
Julie: "Quincy! I need you!"
Quincy: "Do you need me to clean something!?"

Julie: "...I'm stuck."

Katie: "I'm feeling like a diva so I'm going to drink out of the diva cup."

Natalie: "SPENCER!"

Katherine: "My hair looks like a dinosaur tail..."

I've discovered a couple of things online that may be worth sharing because they make me happy so I'll have to use my discretion to pick the best one for this week. Hm. Okay I'll go with "Mila's Daydreams". There's a blog out there where this mama dresses up her daughter everday and puts her in "scenes". It's adorable. Here's one of my favorites.

I was doing some research and stubbled upon this article. It pretty well sums everything I believe about being happy. It lists the things that make people happier in essence. Take Notes!
Go to Church
Marry Well
Focus on the Family
Work, but not too much (or too little)
Get Social, and Get Moving

Have a happy week! Do the things that make you happy and write them down :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Mama!

I have the best mama ever and on her birthday I'll share why I love her along with some fun pictures :)

1. She is very predictable. "I'll have a water with lemon and a salad with dressing on the side."
2. She is always just a phone call away. She listens patiently to my breathless rants about irrational things.

3. She loves her family. She takes constant care of everyone and stays involved in their lives.

4. She is an excellent paper reviewer. Which is really helpful when I have 10 page research papers I need to get approved.

5. She is constantly trying to force us to be healthy (except of course when we're at the beach for a snow cone)... she goes about this by refusing to tell us what she puts in foods she makes until AFTER we admit that we like it.

6. She always plans fun things for us to go and do down to the details. This summer we went to New York and she researched the best shopping places and places to eat

7. She always seems to confuse my aunt Sallie and I, "Sara, I mean Sallie, I mean Sara."

8. In addition to the name confusion, When she is around Sallie, they act like they're 15 and it's hilarious. Giggling their guts out while we all just shake our heads at them.

9. Her shopping techniques. A typical shopping trip with mom consists of, "Let's just go in here for fun" then "Try it on! Just for fun." then finally, "well, we have to get it because it's cute!" I am doomed to be a shopaholic.

10. She and my dad are the best parents EVER. They are so cute and always planning for their retirement in a wide variety of places. They'll end up in Utah though ;) jk.

happy birthday madre! Hope you're having a great day and I wish I was with you to celebrate. I'd be happy to tell you not to eat sugar because you'd regret it later :) (Ps. I know you'll hate most of these pictures but they're cute so just accept it.)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Never has there ever been a better picture of my parents than this one. I love them.

"Insanity is hereditary: You can get it from your children."-Sam Levinson
[Contradictory Quotes, but oddly both applicable haha]