One of my favorite seasons!! I just love everything about it. The leaves turning beautiful orange colors, the leaves falling, the crunching of the leaves. The clothes for fall season, the weather, halloween into thanksgiving, and getting ready for christmas. PUMPKIN ANYTHING... especially pumpkin ice cream! YUMMM!! I love addy... scratch that. :) Fall is a happy time, makes me happy, makes everyone else happy! GREAT SEASON. October has been a fun month, just hanging out with the roomies, abby, camille, blaire, and mare! Can't believe it is already November. So excited for thanksgiving dinner and seeing the familia, I have missed them so much. This month I have officially decide I am going to Ecuador to Volunteer at an orphanage and I have never been more excited. It is going to be a great experience and this spring seems like a perfect time to go. Swimming might be a little rough when I get back but I will hopefully be back in shape before season starts. Anyways, got off topic... okkk so October, what else happened in October.... really just school, swimming, and had a great halloween with the roomies.... two words... SPICE WORLD. HOLLA! Fun little adventures with Abby and Camille are always the best too, we had fun filled times this month. 80s dancing. Yup. Great fun! I have been loving the clothes for fall and have been wanting to buy everything in the stores, BUT being a poor college student isn't really ideal for a shopping spree right now. Bummer. Excited for christmas time. November is going to be a great month, already started out great witha great travel trip with the team to San Diego and Vegas, then Long beach in two weeks than homeward bound for a couple dayss!! YAY! wow everything is going by so quick, bittersweet? Loving life right now, keep it comin!
Here is what we were for Halloween. SO LEGIT we know!
I seriously don't know why but every time I get on facebook I can spend hours and hours and HOURS on it!! WHY?! I seriously have no idea how I can spend so much time on this website! Not to mention whenever I am on facebook the time flys by, I get on and the next thing I know it has been two hours later and I ran out of time to do homework, or cook dinner, or read a book, or pay attentino in class. So crazy how much time you waste when I am on facebook!! I am thinking it is time to reset my priorities?! I think so!!! I deactivated it last week and I lasted 3 hours! NO JOKE!! I seriously have some issues!! I need to fix it. I am sure I am not the only one though, right now I am sitting in class (I am on facebook...naturally) and all the computers I see are on facebook. It is crazy how facebook has become a HUGE thing for everyone in the world basically!! I really think everyone has a love for facebook! Time to deactivate it.... hopefully it is longer than a couple hours my goal is for a week.... we will see if I can do it!
So Rick has been out in the MTC for exactly a month!! For girls that have missionaries out there.... you know when you have one of those days and you just feel depressed and you just start crying, you can't think of anyone or anything else besides him? And all you want is just to have him there with you and to hold you and tell you everything will be ok? Yup! One of those days for me!! I just started balling! I hate being emotional so much! It is no bueno but I just couldn't hold it in! It was just a really hard day. I wrote him a letter which helped so much! I just wanted to get my feelings out there because he is the one person I tell everything too! Is that too much for him to handle?! I feel bad telling him all of that debbie downer stuff because I feel like I need to be the upbeat person that helps him keep going! I just needed to tell him my feelings!! It felt very good which was awesome! I guess on a positive note, it shows how much I love him and miss him and it also shows how badly I want us to work out! Anyways!! I hope these kind of days get easier!! I feel like once I get back to BYU I am going to be so busy that it will start to go by faster and faster. I have loved getting a letter from him each week and it has helped me get through each week! I am getting scared when he goes to Nicaragua because then it will take a while to get his letters but thats ok! It is also good to know that he is out doing the right thing and I wouldn't want him anywhere else but on his Mish! I love him so much! But anyways its going to be ok!! It only gets easier from here and then boom! He will be back home and I will be the happiest person alive!! 1 month down 23 to go!! WOO! That doesn't seem so bad right?!
Ok.... so for people that know me.... my addiction for the past like year has been dried mangos and ohhhhh don't worry they still totally are!! But I have also found out I LOVE Edamame!!! So good!! They are quick and easy to make and they are also actually somewhat healthy for you!! I love them! I don't even know how I started to even buy them I think I was shopping at Costco with my mom and we came across them and decided to try them!!! Obviously a huge hit!! :) Great snack and idea for food for my apartment in the fall!! Now I just need to find more of these quick and easy AND healthy snacks!! The hunt is on!!
I have now gotten two letters from Rick and they have seriously made me know that everything is going to be ok and that these two years are not going to be as hard as I thought!! :) His letters have really made me feel like I am talking to him and it is just so nice to actually hear from him and know that he is doing ok!! Within the past two letters, he says he is loving the MTC and him and his companion and district are getting along GREAT!! It was so good to hear that he is doing so well in the MTC! I now have a favorite day of the week and that is Thursdays (the day that Rick's letters get to me!) It seriously makes my week when I receive a letter from him! I just got a box to save all of his letters in! It will be so great for me and him to look through them when he gets back and later on in our lives! I really did forget how much I love communicating through letters! Sure texting is and emails are great! But it means so much more when it is a handwritten letter! It shows that the person put time into it and you really know you mean a lot to that person when you receive a long letter from him! :) It is also so great to have something to hold on to and look back at years later! It is kind of like a scrapbook! :) I love it! I sent him his first letter AND package on Tuesday and it really did seem like I was putting everything in the letter and I hope he knows that when he is reading it!! :) Anyways what I am saying is that I love Rick's letters and I love hearing about how he is doing and I am so excited to hear about his adventures in Nicaragua! :)
So Rick has been in the MTC for a week exactly!! YAY! But this has no doubt been the longest week! I really didn't realize how much I talked to Rick on a daily basis! We were always in constant contact. I have been waiting so patiently for a letter to come and waiting for one has made this week drag on! I totally know that he is busy! I am just so anxious to hear from him! I really need to get used to just hearing from him once a week and it is actually growing on me somewhat. I honestly have just realized that I am always curious about what he is doing, how he is doing, what is on his mind. It showed me that he is one of the people I care about the most and I truly love him!! It is going to be fun to write each other once a week but at the same time it has been so so hard to not always be talking to him!! Dearelder.com has been a great way for me to talk to him everyday it has helped me feel closer to him! It is going to be great to hear a response!
I have been running to the mailbox everyday with high hopes and I know that this is week is THE week that I will get my first letter! It will make me so happy and so relieved to know that he is doing ok! His family forwarded me the email that he sent them and it made a world's of a difference! It is going to be even better when I get to hear from him personally!! These two years are going to go by fast.... I know that these just first couple of weeks are a little rough but I wouldn't want Rick any other place besides on his mission! I am so excited to hear his amazing experiences and stories! They are gonna be so awesome! Especially when he gets to Nicaragua!
Anyways.... I am just realizing how much I care about him and how excited I am to hear from him!! LETTER.... COME NOW!! :) haha! His P-day was yesterday so either today or tomorrow will probably be the day!
Ok.... so I know that I am for sure not a bookworm by any means!! But my friend abby lloyd and I told ourselves that we would become bookworms over the summer so it will make us feel smarter! :) So I finished one book... (Dear John) I actually finished it pretty quickly but I can't seem to get myself back into another book again!! I just can't get in the mindset of sitting down and reading a book! My mind starts to wander and I really can't focus and if I do start reading I forgot what I read! HELP! Why is it so hard for me! I honestly want to read just for fun but it seems like a challenge for me! So hopefully I get better! I am starting to reread Eclipse again because the movie is coming out soon so I need to refresh my mind... I guess thats a start?!! Oh well we will see! Hopefully I can keep it up! I really want to start making it a hobby!
I was just on facebook and I have been noticing that many people are starting blogs and I think it is a great idea to start one to keep track of my life and with people I can't really stay in touch with...this could help!! This blog will be following me growing up throughout college! "Leaving Neverland" I thought was a good title because I have never wanted to grow up I have always just wanted to stay forever young and be stress free and not worry about the adult things. Well it is time to face the facts... I am an adult so it is now time for me to leave Neverland and become an adult!! No more being a kid...crazy I know! I have to start facing the facts of figuring out what I am going to be doing job wise... making sure that my major is a good fit for me.... ma keep swimming and grades on my top priority list..... staying close to family since I am not living at home anymore.... making friendships that will last a lifetime.... finding your best friend and the love of your life aka the person that you will be with me forever! This time in my life is when I need to take these things very seriously and no more just throwing them off to the side. These are the things that matter! Of course the people that know me know that I love to have fun and that will never change.... this is just following me growing within the next couple of years from a kid to a (somewhat) of an adult! Sooo... here it goes.... enjoy.... THIS SHOULD BE FUN!!! Real world...here I come! :)