Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So let me update you all on my life as of now:
Last Friday night, I went with Kara to the Harvest Dance over at the Red Mountain Institute. It was a costume thing, and very last minute. But no worries, Kara and I threw something together last minute. :] We wore dresses from back in the day...literally. Those of you who are part of the Webster Clan, and some others, may remember Pearl (she used to live across the street from Seeta). Well, I was the lucky recipient of a couple of her old dresses from her earlier years. I was actually really excited about this because they are both WAY cute! So we threw on boots, belts, headbands, beads, poofed our hair BIG, and did CRAZY COOL lime green and hot pink eyeshadow and were good to go. The dance was very fun and we met so fun people...and cute boys!
On Saturday night, Kara and I went to a benefit concert at Mountain View for Christian and Stephanie Nielson and the Kinneard family. Mindy Gledhill sang at it and let me just say that she is VERY talented. I loved her music and bought her cd. You can check her out here. The whole concert was amazing. She was so cute and entertaining and paid tribute to all involved. Stephanie and Christian's little girls sang a song at the concert...and I was FORCING back the tears. They held hands the entire time. It was so sweet.
Sunday night was Elsie's birthday party.
OH MY PRECIOUS. She is so sweet. I loved just sitting around, watching the kids. I took lots of pictures, of course. But I did have a highlight of the night. At one point, Gage came out in his Mr. Incredible costume and went over to Cotter and got ready to wrestle with him. Cotter immediately began to act like a dinosaur...noises, stance, everything. They went after each other, playing their roles. We got out a dinosaur costume for Cot to wear. Pretty soon the girls had on costumes as well. Not too long after that, Benson came out wearing a Batman costume. He looked so tall in comparison to the kids...hilarious. But he began playing with them all. It was so funny to see the difference between boys and girls. Cotter and Gage kept jumping on him and wrestling but Quinci walked up and handed him a doll wanting him to cuddle with the baby. And Elsie was TERRIFIED of him. It was so sweet. I got some footage on my cell phone but I have NO IDEA how to get it on here. So we'll see if I can add it later. :]
Last night, I decided that I wanted to make some fun Halloween treats. I've always wanted to make those pumpkin cookies with the cream cheese frosting. So, I found a recipe and decided to try it out last night. I had some minor difficulties but I think they turned out pretty good. I delievered them to some friends and everyone seemed to LOVE them. So...maybe making cookies really is a talent I have. Not just the peanut butter kiss ones. Here's some pictures of the result...although i'm not so sure whether I was trying to say "Happy Halloween" or "Go Suns!". The purple and orange thing....hmmm...subliminal, perhaps.
Anyway, there is an update. I promise I will try harder to write on here more. :] Let me give you a hint as to something that will motivate me to write more...YOU comment more. Just a thought.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
~Joseph B. Wirthlin
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It's been absolutely, positively BEAUTIFUL!
Oh my goodness....I've loved it. Not too hot, not too cold. A little breeze. These are the times when I love Arizona and I'm so grateful to live here.
I just hope it stays this way for a little longer.
However, I must share with you my favorite part.
Monday morning I couldn't WAIT to get to school. Why? Because I knew what it would look like.
See, last weekend it cooled down. In fact, Saturday was pretty cool. Perfect. :] So what happens the first day back to school after this happens?
Sweatshirts. Uggs. Mittens. Scarves. Beanies. Jackets. The like. Yes, I know. It's like 75 degrees outside and us Arizonans freak out..."It's so cold outside!!!"
I get cold pretty easily myself, but I'm loving this weather.
So what did I wear to school on Monday, you might ask.
Well, because I knew what everyone else would wear...I wore shorts, a short sleeve shirt, and flip flops. Typical summer outfit. Yes, defy the rest of the valley. Be an individualist. It was great.
Oh man...gotta love AZ.
Monday, October 13, 2008
"What is this fault you claim that I have?" you might be wondering.
Drum roll please.
Speaking or thinking unkindly of others.
Yes, I know. Shocker. But this is something I know that I am guilty of. And I don't believe that I am benefiting from it much. So starting today...I am going to try to eliminate these instances from my life. I'm going to try to start thinking positively of others and not say anything harmful of other people.
And if I do happen to break this goal, which I'm sure will happen...I will say two good things about whomever I spoke negatively of. SINCERE things.
This is going to be a great week.
I can feel it.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Natalie Morgan Wall.
This girl never ceases to amaze me.
She is one of the most amazing girls I have ever had the chance to get to know.
I'm so blessed to get to call her my best friend. We have so much fun together it's completely ridiculous. We laugh NON-STOP. Literally. I get an ab workout everytime I'm with her.
She knows how to put a smile on my face at all times.
If I have a bad day, I can call her and she will have be smiling and laughing in no time at all.
Besides all this, she has such a strong testimony.
She got baptized about a month and a half ago and this has been such a great blessing in my life.
She strengthens my testimony in so many ways.
She is talented beyond belief...she can do just about ANYTHING and is drop dead gorgeous.
And she reminds me of my worth all the time.
If I could choose one thing that I have learned from her it would be to just be you.
Be comfortable with the skin you're in and realize the good in you.
She lifts me up and reminds me that I am an amazing person.
I love you N-Dub. :]
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Here's us lifting up one of the Blue Boys to do push-ups. (Side note: Pom had never done this before...so it was interesting..)
My lovely friend Emily took pics of me while I was cheering. What a sweetheart. :]
While walking through the gym, I saw our state and national banners from last year and couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a picture with them. YES! Go toros!!!
And here is a video of one of the dirt routines that Emily video taped. Aha. We hadn't done this AT ALL since the last football game in December 2007. Scary...
Monday, October 6, 2008
Last Friday night was Mountain View's homecoming game.
Why in the world do I care? I'm graduated.
Well...as a tradition, all the pom and cheer girls who graduated the year before get to go back and cheer the third quarter of the football game. Before the game, there is a dinner with yummy food and lots of pictures. It's so fun to get to see all the girls and watch the video from the assembly that morning. THEY ARE AWESOME THIS YEAR. Oh my gosh. :]
Anyway...I miss my team. I miss cheering. So much. It was way fun to get to be back at the
game and to see all
my long-lost friends again. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Here's the big news:
I CHANGED MY MAJOR!
Yes, that is right. Starting next semester, I will no longer be attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Sad, I know. It was a great opportunity and a fabulous honor to be accepted.
So why am I changing?
Well, I realized that i'm not sure that journalism is the thing for me. Perhaps it still is. And with my new major I could still go into journalism. But none of the journalism classes interest me. I found myself bored and dreading school...which really isn't like me. I'm a freak and normally love school! I was being pressured into joining clubs and programs, but the problem was I didn't want to be in any of them. Furthermore, I don't want a strict career. I want a family. Yes, I believe getting an education is important. Very important. And I want to have a degree so that I can work if need be, to help bring in some extra cash. But first and foremost I want to be a mother. One who spends lots of time with her kids. It's hard to balance being a journalist and a mother.
I feel really good about my decision and I am extremely excited about my new major...creative writing with a minor in psychology. I talked with the creative writing academic advisor yesterday for almost an hour and i'm so happy. Now I will be at Tempe campus, which is an added bonus. So, that's that. I figured I would share.
Have a great day!!
P.S. --- As I was writing this, I had a tender mercy of the Lord I thought i'd share with you all. So i'm sitting in the school library and there is this guy sitting at the computer across from me, his back turned to me. He's swaying back and forth so he caught my attention..."Why is he swaying?" I don't know. I carry on with my blog and look over...he's gone but his computer is still on his page. "Where is he?" Suddenly I hear something hit a wall. And again. And again. He's blind. And he's trying to find his way back to his computer. He has a giant smile on his face. He found his computer and put his i-pod back in and started swaying again. So that's why he was swaying. He's so happy. And he has such a hard life. I should be more like that. He made my day. Little does he know...he just taught someone a huge lesson today and made a difference in someone's life. So thanks, blind guy.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
How often do we let others. . . .control our lives. Our
thoughts. Our feelings. Even our actions. It's pathetic, but
we are all guilty of it in some way shape or form. We have all
succumbed to the pressure of letting the way someone else thinks
of us alter how we view ourselves. Why? Well, who really knows?
If we knew the answer to that question, we probably would not let
ourselves do it in the first place. I mean, this issue can easily
go back to stereotypes. Being a cheerleader, I have learned
this in my own life. People generally view cheerleaders
as stuck-up, high maintenance, unintelligent, trashy,
girls who care about nothing but themselves, what
is happening in Hollywood, boys, and the mall.
So I tend to think people see me as some
of those things even though I know that
they aren't true. But not everyone
sees me as things. I did it
to myself. And I think
that we are all
Life is a mental battle. The majority of all we feel is mental. That goes for both the physical and the emotional. Someone doesn't make you mad. You CHOOSE to be mad about what they said or did. Same theory. So be in control of yourself and your own thoughts. Don't let someone else dictate your life or shape your mental view of yourself. If you get hurt by something someone said about you, it's because you let it hurt you. Be confident. It's one of the hardest tasks to accomplish today. But it can be done. :]]
P.S. --- Thanks Nat. I figured you copied me a bit...I could copy you. Love yous.
Wow. It looks pretty bad on the page. But it looked good on the draft!!