road trip!

fall break. two words never sounded so good put together. especially when you add 1 week to it. i just finished all my midterms last week, so my brain neeeeds this relaxation.  i spent the weekend in provo with my family and friends there, and had a very enjoyable lunch with my sister ciara at Zupas (highly highly recommended, especially their turkey bacon avocado panini) then enjoyed some delicious cupcakes. 
on tuesday my parents my little brother and i headed out for cali. we ended not leaving until around 4 in the afternoon, but my parents were set on driving all night to get us to cali. when we could see the vegas skyline, my parents quickly changed their minds. my mom got on the phone and booked the first hotel she could get, and that was the best decision ever. we enjoyed a nice buffet then all fell asleep watching the 33 miners in chile being pulled out of the mine. 
and all day wednesday we just lounged by the pool, then headed to cali

and now today we are headed to the beach, then to knotts scary farm this evening. mm. i love break.


B-Y-Ute? U-gar?

i don't see anything wrong with these titles? and i wear them proudly. i was raised a cougar fan, but i am now a ute, and i definitely don't see any point in me turning my back on the cougars, even though they aren't the best this year... on saturday i went to the cougar game with my family and we met up with some of the byu basketball team boys, they were quite ashamed of me though when i told them that i was now a utah student. and this is the resulting picture.

first, brandon didn't think that my face deserved to be
in the picture, just my sweatshirt.
then, my mom had to get on his case and let me
be in the picture, ignore me looking all mussed up, that
is thanks to them.. 
guess we'll have to see who my alliances are to by the end of the year, my vote is for the utes, but don't tell my dad that.


choosing to be happy

i stole this from a blog that i read and i fell in love with it a little bit. please read it and tell me that you do not love it too. 
it got me thinking though, about how often we do blame our situations and others for things that happen to us. and i realized that i need to start looking for the good things in life instead of letting little things bother me. so i am now resolved to always be the happiest person that i can be. lets see how that goes..
and in the meantime, here is a pretty picture.


my day

so today i became very determined to find a job, so i got myself dressed up all cute and headed down to the gateway.. 11 applications later i feel pretty confident that i am going to get at least one of the jobs.
after spending a countless amount of time filling those out i went on a lovely little adventure with my long-time friend rachel down to the institute building for a fondu party.. that was a fail. there were maybe 10 people there, so we just sat outside and listened to this.. Our summer theme song of 2008 and this.. Our "mating call". all the while enjoying our chocolate and pretzels.