Tuesday, November 8, 2011
My mom showed me this video and I almost peed my pants... yeah... it was that funny!! I also think my mom and I found it so funny because I have a video that is almost identical to this! All I have to ask is... Did your parents eat your halloween candy?! If so how did you react?!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
When I came to BYU I honestly had no idea what I was going to major in! There was first thinking about nursing. Then realized that my forte was not in the math and sciences area due to my grades freshman year.... (oops) ;). I then tried PR. Took the intro to PR class and realized that it was too much paper work for me and decided that I need something that is a little more social... for people that know me I need to be talking to people almost 24/7... besides sleeping of course. I was then looking into broadcasting. I did anchoring and that kind of stuff in my high school and LOVED it! But I never thought I could have the potential to get into the program here! It is ranked top 10 programs in the nation... I talked to my mom about it talked me into applying.... I mean what is there to lose right?! I turned in my application and let me just tell ya I was almost 100% confident that I wouldn't make it in. There were so many people that were applying and they were all so on top of things and I honestly just felt like I wasn't cut out for the major. When I got my letter... I opened it and all I say was "Congratulations".... I had to literally do a double.... wait no QUADRUPLE checked because I was so in shock! I GOT INTO THE PROGRAM! WHAT THE?! It was the most shocked I have ever been in my life.... ok that was a little dramatic but I was so happy! So now I guess I am going to be a broadcast major? SURE! I start taking classes in the winter and can't wait! I am so over generals and I am so happy that I actually have some idea what I am going to be doing with my life after college! ha! :) So that was for sure the highlight of my month! Just about a month in a half until this semester is over! SO STOKED!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
A whirlwind of a month!! so busy... yet stressful... but also GREAT way to end the summer!!
We begin this great month with NATS (nationals!!!!!) How cool was that experience?! I honestly didn't even know what to expect. I guess I was going into the meet just like it was sectionals. Well I guess it kinda was... besides the fact that WORLD RECORD HOLDERS were there *cough-ryan lochte. But I felt so happy to be there and still in awe that I made it there! Honestly... never thought I would be here! Blessins fo sho! :) But it was overwhelming I felt so small compared to these completely toned and tanned bodies next to me and running me over in the warm up pool! HA! But it was cool! Pool was beautiful to swim in and it was fun to be in Cali with my teammates! And overall I did better than I thought... not to bad being out of the water for a month eh?! Now it has inspired me to eat maybe a little healthier?! Freak I want some of those swimmers bodies.... SO TONED! Ok new goal... right there! Done!
Here is the pool we swam in... ain't she gorgeous?! ;)
I also got to see one of my besties Kassy!! So great to see her and so excited for our Junior year!! HOLLA!!
I just moved into my new apartment at Arlington yup NBD! :) I love it so far! So nice!! It will be great to live with my wonderful teammates.... Marnie and Kass!!
Swimming starts soon.... school starts soon.... So crazy!! AND guess what?! Down to almost single digits... 9 months!! Y'all know what the countdown is for!!
This is a start off to a great year of... well... GREATNESS at it's finest!!
I'm gonna be a junior... WHAT?!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
How weird is it that I want to live in a fictional town from a TV show?! ... yeah I thought it would be a little weird but whatevs... For those of you who don't know Stars Hollow is a town from the show "Gilmore Girls" and yes I have been watching a good chunk of that show lately because my roommate let me borrow some of the seasons. I have seriously come to the realization that living in stars hollow would be so awesome! It is such a bummer that is fictional! Sad day it is indeed!.... that deserves a frown face :( !!! It is seriously such a cute town and small and everyone knows everyone and it is just such a perfect little town!! That is going to be my goal when I grow up... live in a town like stars hollow... k, adding it to my bucket list right now!! :)
... I mean come on... who wouldn't want to live here?!
Monday, July 4, 2011
For those of you who don't know what Pinterest is, it is website where they have pictures, recepies, do it yourself projects, cute clothes ideas, wedding ideas.... the list goes on!! Yeah it may sound like you wouldn't get addicted... but all I have to say is if you get one... there goes literally over half of your day... ok maybe I am exaggerating a little bit but in my opinion it is pretty close to be more addicting than facebook!
The point of this website is that you have your own "boards" that you make... for example, I have a home decor board, and a yummy snack and recipe board. So you go on to the main page and it has pictures after pictures of things that you will fall in love with... and ladies don't say you aren't addicted... because if you are girl that loves to be on top of fashion and being healthy you are addicted... no doubt!!
What I have come to realize about this drug of a website is that you can learn to do stuff you have never done before.... like I learned how to make the best wheat banana pancakes last night! Yes... I know I actually COOKED!! And they also have links to these amazing blogs that show you how to make stuff for your apartment that will save you a ton of money!!! This summer has been all about "pinning" and I am loving it!! It has given me great ideas for my room at arlington in the fall!!
WARNING... ADDICTING... YOU WON'T STOP!!
Can I get a amen to that ladies?! :)
yes... i made this... delicious I know!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
First off... hello! It has been FOREVER I know! Wow the things I have been doing with my life the past 2 months!! I am back in provo going to school and working and swimming... aka no life... but you know what... its ok! I am broke and I need the money and my summer was already made!
So as many people know I went to Quito, Ecuador for a month. As the title says... it was a life changing experience for me! Before I went I was so excited to live in a different country and just see what it was like and yeah I would be volunteering at an orphanage which I was really stoked about but I honestly did not know what to expect.
So the people who haven't been to Quito when you first get there it is just so busy... people everywhere, crazy drivers and a city. It is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world well... to me at least! Green and hilly and colorful buildings all over the place! And the cheapest coolest stuff that you could never find anywhere else.
Ok enough about the city... driving to the orphanage for the first time was intriguing our driver Pablo is... lets just say a very VERY aggressive driver I was a little nervous if I was going to make it to the orphanage! Haha! But I did get used to it fast... was very different coming back to the US to calm drivers and people actually stopping at the stoplight.
When I first stepped into the orphanage I just hear all of these little voices. I walk into Sala 3 (one of the three rooms of the orphanage-- the room with the oldest ninos) and I just see all of them in their cribs with their pj's on and just smiling and so excited to see the volunteers. I then walk next door to Sala 2 (the crawlers) to say hi to them and then went to Sala 1 where my first shift was and I see all of these little babies ages 1 month to 10 months... from then on, all of those ninos had my heart! No question! When I was feeding one of the newborns named one of the volunteers was telling me how a lot of these kids where abandoned. Diego for example was found in storage unit, one of the other babies Micaela was found in an abandoned forest in a bush. When I was hearing these stories, I couldn't stop myself from crying. These kids are angels and it breaks my hear that they don't have a home! From that day on I made a promise that I would give all the love I had to those kids! And I did and it was so great!! It is crazy how attached you can get even if you are only there for a month!
One of the best memories that I had was when I would walk in and one of the little girls, Rosa would call me Mamma. She would always run up to me and yell mammaaaaa!! Did she mean it? I don't know but it made me realize how grateful I am to have a family and a Mom, it made me so sad to know that these kids don't have a family to go to, they don't have that one person to love them 24/7... yes there are the volunteers but the issue is... we come and go... we can't stay forever!! If I had the choice would I stay there forever? YEAH! I miss my little boy Chino's blank stare... if I show you a pic you would understand what I am talking about!
My life was forever changed! I could go on for pages and pages about how amazing it was! Those little ninos changed my life forever! They will always have my heart!! I miss walking into the salas in the morning and yelling "HOLA!" and seeing how happy that got! I miss just holding them if one of them is sad, I miss just playing with them, I miss their besos (kisses) and their hugs!! I miss the workers there! I miss taking the kids on walks and having their little hand wrapped around my finger, I miss how all of them walk and ask for agua with the sweetest voice! Something about them makes you so happy and right when you see them it puts the biggest smile on your face!!
Not only do I miss the orphanage I miss the house that I stayed with all of the wonderful friends I made. I miss the walks to get chocolate Pon or to Red Hot Chili Peppers or to the Artisian, or taking the Nino's on the field trip. I miss staying up till 2 in the morning being slap happy and watching movies! I miss the Amazon!! To sum it up... let's just say I miss everything!!
If someone asked me to go back there would I go?!....
IN A HEARTBEAT!!
the beautiful city!
some of the ninos on their stroll to the park!
the classic chino face... somewhat
miss these people so much! so great!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I have realized something the past couple weeks..... living the "real" college life is actually pretty legit!! The staying up late... having your ENTIRE day to do really anything you want.... and no stressing about the amount of sleep you get. Don't get me wrong, I love being a college athlete! But it for sure has its pros and cons.... the pros.... well I know I would never get my school work done if it wasn't for having a schedule with practice times. I am in shape all the time and can eat whatever I want have an excuse to always be tired and not dress nice and not go to class at times. The cons... don't stress about going to bed early for practice in the morning, sleep in, not having your hair wet ALL the time, and not having my natural perfume smell like chlorine... oh and actually have a LIFE. The two weeks I have had off from swimming have been the best! I have actually been staying up past midnight every night and have actually been able to have a social life and I have my whole day to do whatever I want! I can actual do physical activity without being completely exhausted and worrying about tiring myself out for practice. It has been so great! It actually gave me a glimpse of how life is going to be after swimming. Wow! So sad to think about that! At the same time, since I have had these couple weeks off, it has made me realize how swimming is such a major part of my life, by the end of the second week, I was ready to get back in the water.... I know I am already regretting saying those words. It is just so funny to me that when I am in season, all I can think about is that two week break and how awesome it will be to not swim but once you think about that break you start to miss it. Crazy how that works!! Not gonna lie though.... I have been loving actually being an actual college student having my social life back!! :)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
So lately I have been on this little kick of watching the show "Friends" whenever I have had free time. I got all of the seasons for christmas and my roommates and I at christmas training watched it seriously whenever we were not swimming!
I have come to realize that this is seriously the best show ever!! I watch every episode and I will not stop laughing! It seriously makes me so sad that this amazing show had to end! All of the characters are so unique and have their since of humor in different ways. Joey is just super dumb but acts like a little kid. Phoebe (my favorite character) is just a free spirit and says whatever she wants. Rachel, very pretty but has a sassy personality. Ross (Rachel and Ross are so cute!!) is a huge nerd and awkward which is one the best senses of humor in my book. Chandler, who's humor is being super sarcastic, which makes him one of the funniest people on the show. And Monica, who is obsessed with cleaning and her competitiveness makes her character super funny. Sometimes I feel like I know them as real people....ok a little over dramatic.... but I really do get into the show! I do love a lot of shows but this one will always love more than any other show NO MATTER WHAT!
Miss you Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey!! :) Ok this is a little dumb I know! Can't help it!!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I know it has been a while! It has just been a busy couple of months I could say. This entry is just going to be a little recap of what has been going on the past two months.
Well, finals actually went really well! I was actually really shocked, I finally feel like I am actually getting the hang of this whole going to college and being smart thing. Or at least trying to be smart. I really didn't realize how prestigious BYU was until I started going to school. SO MANY.... I mean TOO many smart people here. Sometimes it makes me feel a little bad about myself. But it's alright, now that I am getting the hang of it, I am actually somewhat enjoying to learn. (Wow, I never thought I would say that.) But anyways, after finals I went back to Colorado, seriously there is no place like home! I love being home, you really learn to appreciate home cooked meals, and family when you go home. It was so good to see my family and everyone is growing up so fast. It makes me sad! I wish I could see my siblings grow up, I am missing the major parts in their life. :( I saw my 3 besties, so good to swim with them and also see our infamous coach Matt Beck. He misses us so much, so funny to see how much he misses us. Christmas was great I got a new phone FINALLY! And guess what??! DATA PLAN! Yeah I can now twitter and check facebook on my phone! Super exciting! ;)
I was super sad to leave my familia, I wish I could have had another week with them but duty calls or should I say.... Christmas training calls? Training was well, training. It was nice to just eat, sleep and swim. It was great to be with the team, it was super tiring but it has been helping us a lot. Not gonna lie though, I am ready for taper, I think everyone is ready!! SO SOON! Less than a month! Crazy! This season has gone by so fast! The team has been doing great! We have won every dual meet we have had so far this year, we have two more and than conference bound!
My new classes are going great. I am in my Intro to Broadcasting class and I am really liking it. I am starting to get a little nervy (yes nervy) about applying to the program though. It is very competitive and I hope that I can get into it. I will be applying next fall so we will see how that will go. All I can do is try my hardest right?
Last but not least..... I officially got accepted to the volunteer at the orphanage in ECUADOR!! Super STOKED! I am leaving April 21st. Sad thing is that I am staying for only 4 weeks. I much rather stay 8, but I need to get back and work, train and go to school, gosh being an adult sucks, since when did I have to start being responsible? Sometimes growing up sucks. But anyways, I am super excited it will be so good for me. I feel like I have been needing something like this for a while. I am sure it will be life changing, I am ready for it! I get my package of all the info soon..... more UPDATES TO COME!!
Well....past two months in a nut shell!! Busy huh? Obviously I have been hanging out with the team and my roomies. (don't worry, I still have a social life.) I am missing my two friends Abby and Camille who are living it up in Spain, so jealous. But what can ya do? Alright well that is all for now. Love you all!