Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Today was Kirk's last day here at the Row. He graduated and is going back home to Hawaii so Erin and I had to say goodbye. Something a little funnier happened that night though, we got Chandler to try on some elephant pants and he loved them. They should sell them here. There is definitely a market for them!

Monday, September 23, 2013
Someone new has stolen our hearts here in EC12. Cam's puppy, Oakley! She is the cutest little ball of energy. While Cam was in class this morning I was able to puppysit her. It was the best four hours. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
 So much fun in math class.
Intramural season is back! At Shelley's game. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Last year Shelley and I had our first chocolate of the season together and I guess it is going to be a tradition because it happened again! Kinda sad it is only September though...

Thursday, September 26, 2013
The trek I have been helping plan for my ward is about here and I went shopping with my Bishop and his wife to get snacks for along the way. It is safe to say we bought a lot of food and will be well fed as we walk 27 or so miles. 

Friday, September 27, 2013
Our new favorite game to play as a friend group is What Are the Odds? Basically you come up with some scenario and the person who would have to do it whispers the number from 1-10 of them actually doing it and then someone else guesses their number. If they guess right the person has to do it! Tonight, Shelley had to put on Brodrick's clothes. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013
 My wonderful co-chair Jordan!
I am currently serving as family history co-chair in my ward. When my Bishop presented me with the idea to trek from Alpine to Salt Lake City starting at 2am in honor of our ancestors I thought he was crazy. And he kind of was because it was hard. A lot harder than I expected. At about mile 6 or 7 my hip started to hurt and it only got worse from there. For 20 more miles most of us walked in pain. My biggest concern when planning this trek was that no one would come. Oh boy was I wrong. It is because I live in the best ward ever. I honestly think if you would have done this in another YSA ward here in Provo you would have gotten 20 people to go. I mean, walking for 27 miles through the middle of the night is not a normal fun activity. But the people in my ward are amazing. I am glad to have my walking buddy Erin. We had a lot of fun kicking a flip flop for a mile or so and made our own modern handcarts in a shopping parking lot. People sung songs and just talked and talked. I think everyone had an incredible experience. I have never been so excited to see the temple before. My body ached in ways I didn't know it could. When I got home I had to crawl up my three flights of stairs. We all looked crazy once we made it to the Lion House. We were all limping and hunched over like the elderly. I swear we would have made a great cast in a zombie movie. We walked for about 11 hours. Those who have run a marathon said that walking it was actually more difficult because of how long it is. You are using the same muscles over and over. Once we went over the mountain and got to Draper we were on 1300 East until we got to Salt Lake. It is seriously insane what we did. Why did we do it? John Moyle was a stone cutter for the Salt Lake Temple. He carved the "More Holiness to the Lord" above the temple doors. He made this walk each week from his home to come work for the temple. As members of the church we have a large legacy of faith and determination. Did I mention that John Moyle also did it with one leg and a peg leg? Because he did. So for our trip we walked in honor of our ancestors. I walked in honor of my great grandma, Mercy. I will never in my life do that again but it was definitely an experience I will never forget and would never replace. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Now that I have a Canon Rebel Sunday walks turned into photoshoots.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sometimes I feel trapped in the library. Especially when me and Shelley are there and we look out the study room window to more books.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
My friend Brady was playing in a basketball tournament at Vivint and this picture represents my experience there. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Annual nerf wars with the ward.

Friday, September 20, 2013
Red Robin and Stake ice cream socials. And apparently black and white stripes are in right now.

Saturday, September 21, 2013
It is safe to say that I love my new camera. And I love that I have friends who will model for me and that Martha will help me learn more about photography.
Last BYU/Utah rivalry game for three years. And we lost. I guess the saving grace is that I had awesome seats thanks to some of my friends who camped out.  

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Once a day posts fell a little behind on my to-do list as of late. But now with 9:00am church I have Sunday afternoons with not much to do besides nap. So I thought I could do weekly updates. Hopefully this will go a little better!

Sunday, September 8, 2013
With early church we now have time to go on Sunday walks with our friends. 

Monday, September 9, 2013
FHE tonight was at the Historical John Moyle park. We are getting ready for our trek from Alpine to Salt Lake that will be happening in a few weeks. John Moyle made this journey each week as he was a stone cutter for the Salt Lake Temple. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I should be one year older and wiser right?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I have been throwing up the deuces all day today! Why? Because I turned 22. I was able to do one of my favorite things in the world and go jeepin! Not only that but I went with some of my favorite people in the world. I also went to Olive Garden and had cake and ice cream with friends at my place. Did I mention that my lovely roommate Emily's birthday is also today? It was just a party all day at condo row! Here's to a new year!

Friday, September 13, 2013
It is safe to say that my ward likes to dance. We pre-gamed a dance party by dancing in an apartment then we went to the actual dance party and that was lame so we went back to the row and made our own on the stoop.

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Let the birthday celebration continue! I went up to Salt Lake to have lunch with my sister. We ate at the cutest little French restaurant called Gourmandise. I highly recommend it. We got white chocolate strawberry drinks and I was in heaven. The walk there was a beautiful fall afternoon too. But then of course Utah had to switch it up on us and absolutely pour on the way back. Good thing Natalie and I are from Oregon and can take it. Later that night I ended up getting wet on purpose though. My friend's stake had an activity at the new Provo Rec Center and we definitely acted like kids and played in the pools and water slides!