Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh college.

Oh the joys of college. I've missed it up here.

I LOVE being able to see all the people I haven't seen for the past few months.

Call me crazy but I actually like learning...I can feel my brain developing again.

I'm starting to get into a regular workout routine with my roommates. Spinning classes every Tuesday and Thursday and we found a personal trainer for the remainder of the week.

I absolutely adore my roommates. They all have their own little quirks and personalities that makes living here so much fun.

Fall 2011, you're going to be a good one. I can feel it

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just A Jot

Normally I would write stuff like this down in my journal but I have lots I want to express and I feel like handwriting would take too long. So sorry if this is boring for you but I want to write.

I leave for school in one day and I am SO excited! It's so weird being back in the same position as I was last year... only last year I didn't know what to expect, who I would meet, what I would learn, etc... I have grown and learned so much in the past year it's unbelievable. I remember my last day at home, as I ate my last meal with my family members, it was bitter sweet. As the time came for us to go our separate ways, I embraced each family member with a  hug and many tears were shed. (I knew I'd start crying the second I started writing this. Que waterworks.)
It's so hard to leave my mom, Louisa, Dave and Rob. I love them all so much (as well as my other siblings, who are married). It was so hard for me last year to adjust to being away from home. I vividly remember sitting in my closet the first week of school, balling my eyes out as I called each of my family members asking them where I was and what the heck I was doing. I will never forget the phone call I made to my brother. He gave me the best advice and told me that everything would get better. I will never forget the love I felt from him as I tried so hard to choke back the tears and take into account the advice he had given me.
This whole summer I have been waiting for this week. I have been waiting to say, "I only have one week left until I'm at college again!" but now that its here, I'm feeling differently than I expected. All of a sudden I feel homesick, just like I did at the beginning of my freshman year. Words will never describe the amount of fun I've had this summer with my family. Words will also never describe the amount of generosity my mother has given me the past 4 months. She works so hard to keep everyone in our family happy and she succeeds. I love that woman with all my heart.
I will never forget the memories created this past season. I hope I get over this homesick thing soon, it's making my mascara run.

I love being a student. I love the gospel. I love my family. And I have loved being at home.

Here we go again!

In just one short day, I'll be back.

Some would call me crazy but I absolutely love Brigham Young University Idaho.

I started packing and realized that 15 bins full of clothes, shoes, and coats is not going to fit in my car. Oh well, I'll figure something out. Bring on the -32 degree, library dwelling, and coat-wearing months! I'm excited.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Is it just me or did this summer fly by? I was lucky enough to have one amazing summer. I'm going to miss...

Water Skiing
Cherry Coke
Midnight bike rides
Darker skin
Family visitors
Stadium of Fire
Horseback Riding

Summer 2011, you treated me well.