Thursday, November 15, 2012

my one brag moment :)

I am just gonna take a minute to brag about myself right now. haha. okay, so I have like NO faith in my writing ability. I dread turning in every paper because I feel that I do horrible on all of them. About a month ago, I wrote an 8-10 page paper for my class. and today.... I got my grade back..... 39.4/40 = 98.5% on the paper. I don't think I have EVER done THAT well on a paper of that length. So I just had to brag and say that I'm awesome. :) A TON of thanks goes out to my wonderful sister for editing said paper (and every other paper I send her) and for being awesome.

I have less than a month left of my first semester of grad school. I can't believe the semester has gone by so fast. I am so excited for it to be over. Excited to read a book that is fiction , de-stress, and to go out and visit the ginger farm! :D

Thanksgiving is next week. It is crazy this year has gone by so fast! I saw Mike and Judi last week and it was so good to see them down here in St. George. I think I cried more when they left me though than I do when I leave their house. Why, I don't know, but I did. So Mike and Judi, listen to my persusasion skills and just move down here. K, thanks :)

Let's see, what else is there..... oh anyone that knows me knows that I like to take pictures and that I take a lot of them on my phone. Well, my darn tooting phone won't read my SD card, and I haven't found the time yet to go into the store to get it checked out, so I can't take pictures on my phone right now, and it is so weird for me! I usually make whoever is with me take a picture of whatever I want and then send it to me haha. I'm weird I know :)

also, I decided the other day that I am going to run a half marathon. At first I was just going to train to run one so I could have motivation to do some cardio and was talking to Christina about it. Ryan told me that there is a half marathon in Salt Lake in April and that he'd run it with me. Woot! It will be fun and something new to try! :)

here are some of the last pictures i took on my phone....
 connor likes to do the "airplane" then i tip him over and he falls onto my blankets :)
 i was a drunken house wife for halloween

my old roommate Micki moved up to Provo and came down for a wedding and we went to Vegas and went to Buffalo Wild Wings, yummy!
 me and the best friend
 connor likes to be goofy. drinking water from the sink
 meeting nathan for the first time :) Thomas didn't want to be in the picture, and wouldn't even let me take a picture of him that weekend. haha. and isn't nathan just adorable!?!?
 me, danyel, and Elmo on Halloween.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'm Not Good With Creative Titles

I got bored in class today and was blog stalking people (don't worry mom, we were learning how to search for research and I already know how to...) and realized I haven't updated my blog in a while. And the pictures I post up with mostly have already been on facebook, but oh well. They're gonna make it up here too. :)

I started school on August 21st. I am a University of Utah student in their distance program. Which means that I go to school in St. George and all of our classes are video streamed from Salt Lake. We have microphones that we talk into if we want to comment and there is a video of us that is streamed back to Salt Lake so the teacher can see us. One thing I really like about this is it makes it really easy to not comment in class... which I am a fan of. I like taking notes and not making comments. :) School is going good. There is a lot of reading, but was to be expected. There are not as many papers as I thought there would be and one class even has all the assignments done in groups.

I am doing my practicum at the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). I go out with the workers and watch and listen to them do interviews. I am always asked if I have any questions to ask, and so far to this day I have been too chicken to ask any. OOPS haha. I did get talked to the other day about taking over the home visits for a case we are getting. So I would go out with the caseworker the first time to see the client and then after that I would make the visits to the home by myself. I am excited and scared to do this, but I got to face my fears sometime and do the work right?

The other day I got called in to work a graveyard because no one else could work it. The other staff and I got really bored about 3 am and to stop myself from falling asleep I went up and visited her for a bit.
I saw a picture online that I thought was funny and so I showed it to her.

She is a dancer and so is really flexible and we decided to try to remake the picture ourselves.
as soon as we took the picture, we both commented on how much of a giant  I look like in the hallway. also how unflexible I am :)

this year Monster Energy drinks did this thing where if you collect so many tabs and send them in they will give you free Monster gear. So i drank a lot of Monsters, and asked anyone else I saw drinking them if I could have their tab and collected my 75. the other day I got my jacket and I LOVE IT!!!! its comfortable and soft and i think the design is awesome.
Anyways, life in St. George is good. School is going good and so is work and my practicum. I'm sure the next time I update my blog in two months I'll have more to update you on. :D

Friday, June 15, 2012

Living, Laughing, and Loving

HOLY COW! it has been forever since I updated on here. Mostly because for a while I didn't have anything really to talk about. Life was in a lull and I was just coasting through it. But some updates...

-After being put on the wait list, I GOT ACCEPTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. I start in August and do not have to leave St. George, yep, I am in their new distance program.

-In April I moved into a new house and I LOVE IT! i live with awesome girls and our house is so cute. I also have a little guy roommate that is 2 years old and adorable

-I learned how to wake board... okay more like i learned how to get up on the board and then i go out of control and crash hard in the water, but its fun and i love it

-i'm hoping to do my practicum for school at the DCFS... find out about that one later and will keep ya posted on that

-I just won $125 in bingo. I was so excited I jumped up and yelled bingo before the lady officially called the last number but I was just too happy to wait haha

-My mom made me a Ute blanket... I about died of shock when she gave it to me but I love it and love watching movies cuddling under it

I think those are the major note worthy updates... haha or the most random things on my mind.... anyways, life is good. stressful at times when school things dont work out like they should the first time but I getting by with a smile on my face :)