Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Busy Busy... Busy? And 2009 in Review!

I have to confess, I've been a bit of a slacker lately. I have so much going on in my life that it's hard to find time to write on this blog! I write a lot throughout the day... notes in class, hard- copy journal, electronic prayer journal, and I'm trying to work on a book, too. Not to mention papers, and homework.

Anyway, I realize that a ton of stuff happened to me this past year, and I didn't write about a lot of it on here. So to recap, here is a list of stuff that happened- that I can remember off the top of my head, anyway:

Medallion Scholars Board
Crazy lunches with Mom & Grandma, and date shakes
First major boyfriend
First major break- up
Nominated for Fiesta Bowl Queen by ASU's VP
Cappuccinos with Katie
Cracker's breakfast of the best french toast in the world with Nikki
Teaching my cousin a piano tune
Building my first Gingerbread House
Cousins eating said gingerbread house
Long walks with the dog
Breakfast with Sandra Day O'Connor
Inducted into NSCS
Becoming an Awana leader
Getting 100% on a leadership test!
Crocheting blankets
Starting a club at school
Friday night Bible studies
Adding another major and a minor (I'm crazy)
Painting with Lindsay
Discovering I have an owl obsession :)
I had a dream in all Hebrew
Being nominated for a prestigious study abroad program
Not being able to go :(
Basketball with my brother
Learning guitar
Playing piano at someone's wedding
Work injury
Really, really, REALLY bad summer
Making tons of new friends
Being chosen as a CLAS Ambassador
Speaking engagements
Dean's list
Helping out with church nursery & Sunday School
Holding my NT professor accountable
(he wasn't counting on anybody actually knowing Greek & Hebrew hehe... oh that was fun...)
New songs I composed
Being paid as a percussionist
The Mayor of Gilbert applauding my sweet bass drumming skills (long story)
Coldstone with Colter
Naomi and baby Silas
Cousin Larissa and Godiva chocolate excursions
Boys & Girls Club, and reading books to little kids
Chili's appetizers with new friends
Lots of volunteer work
Being a peer mentor, and Kimberly
Learning to sew, finding I LOVE it
Lots of new, good books (the BEST thing sometimes)
New Book of my own

Well, that's a lot, and yet strangely inadequate. I need pictures, my blog doesn't have near enough pictures. I'll go see what I can find. :D

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Here I am again, back on the hamster wheel. 17 credits, which, granted, isn't terrible- but I could use another week on break! So far, Hebrew has been interesting, Linguistics is simply fascinating, Greek History is marvelous, and I haven't even been to all of my classes yet!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Today was just the best day.

I spent it with my lifelong best friend, Naomi, and her little boy Silas. Ah!!

I hardly ever get to see her anymore, and that is why I STILL had her little guy's Christmas present under the tree. Well that had to change, so I decided to take it over to her apartment. Silas loved opening his present- it was a farm with these little clicky farm animals. So cute. Except that their heads turn all the way around, which is kind of freaky. But hey. :D

Then, it was lunch time so we headed over to Chandler Fashion Square mall (she pretty much lives right next to it), and had a yummy Paradise Bakery lunch. Silas loved eating part of a chocolate chip cookie... it was fun watching him get all excited and squirmy every time he got a piece. After that, we headed over to the Godiva chocolate store. Naomi had never been there, so I got her a milk chocolate with caramel chocolixir drink... and she about died and went to heaven! Then I signed up to get a free piece of chocolate every month... hello??? Free chocolate?? I think so, yes please! I got the dark chocolate decadence drink... MMMMM. I think I might have actually asked for an IV of it out loud, I don't remember haha.

After that we just sat around and enjoyed our drinks. Silas loved watching the escalator, so I held him and we played with my keys and wallet. Simply the best.

This is what I love about breaks from school- I get to see the people I love and actually enjoy them, without worrying about what I should be studying for. How cool is that? I love her and her little guy so much. I really wished they lived closer. :(

Oh- by the way; if you haven't had one of those chocolate drinks from the Godiva store, I strongly suggest you go get one. Oh. My. Gosh. BEST THING YOU'VE EVER TASTED!! Beware of the chocolate coma to follow!