Wednesday, September 29, 2010


so i have been a bit of a blogging slacker... dang i am bad a blogging. hopefully i will get better. does anyone know of a way to sync my gmail account with my blogger account? i use a different email address for my blogger.. and although it is simple to just sign in and out of each.. it gets annoying... sooo any advice would be great!

sooo... it has been about 18 days since i have blogged. oofta.. that's a while. i will make a list of the last two point five weeks:

zumba started! woooohoo! my first class had over 5o people in attendance. my second class had approximately 84 people... i just love the energy and being a zumba instructor. what a great way to work out!

my classes are.... GREAT!! i love them. i get excited to go to class... which helps me confirm to myself that i really, truly have chosen the right field of study.

last night we made banana bread using my mom's recipe and it delicious.

the weather has been absolutely gorgeous here in rexburg. i don't know if i have ever said that.

school is going well.. my roommates are fabulous and i love my friends.

i'll try to stop being a blog slacker.


this is my fhe group... and the flag we created for our 50 lap ward relay... fhe (family home evening) is a group that meets together, usually including one girls and one guys apartment, every monday to do something fun. the 50 lap ward relay was a competition between wards and each ward had to run 50 laps around the track.. but we all took turns running laps. i ran lap 5 and 25.

my dearest britanee and i.

nicole and i the night of my first zumba class here at byu-idaho.

my official instructor photo for the fitness board.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

drive ins, homework, and rain

please excuse my hiatus from blogging. everything has been kind of crazy the past couple of days. we started school on thursday, september 9th.

it was absolutely freezing when i walked to class. probably around 30 or 40 degrees... and it was also raining. joy!

but, despite the cold weather it was great to see friends again. every time is see someone i know it reminds be that this tiny city in idaho really isn't that foreign to me.

on thursday i also tried out to be a zumba instructor here for byu-idaho's fitness class program. it was great, i am happy to announce that i will be teaching in the hart dance studio on tuesdays and thursdays at 6pm - 7 pm. sweet huh?

in other news.. i am taking a lot of credits. 18 to be exact mondays, wednesdays, and fridays are really busy. i have class from 9 am until 4:15 pm with a break from 1:45- 3:15. i will be one tired pup on those days with lots of homework to do... but it will all be okay. i can do it, i just have to try. right?

last night my friends, jennifer and justin, and i went to the drive in movie theater called teton vu. it was great... well the first movie was grown ups, which was funny. the second movie was the other guys.. and i was really tired after my long day of school.. and i kind of fell asleep through a lot of it. .. but it was funny.

right now.. as in.. in a couple minutes we are going to hike R mountain. YAY! i am pumped. we are going to have a picnic and everything.

the pictures include my family, that i miss.. a lot. we went to the idaho museum in idaho falls and they had a dog exhibit. (that's the ears, bear, and my dad in the tepee) my brother and i are at i hop.. and my mom and i are in the car.

Monday, September 6, 2010

to do list.

to do list for september 6th, 2010:

1. go grocery shopping - check
2. move into my apartment - check
3. spend lots of time with family - check
4. remember how much you love your mom and dad and how grateful you are that they love you back - check
5. remember that you really do have a gentleman of a brother - check
6. introduce your family to your friends- check
7. buy your bridesmaid dress for anna's wedding- check
8. blog- check

note: pictures are not from september 6th, 2010. these are from various moments on our little excursion.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

it's cold here.

we made it to rexburg.

here are some highlights of the day:

waking up to a super great continental breakfast. it was like going into a grocery store and everything was FREE. .. okay, so it wasn't exactly like that... but i was impressed.

driving to loveland, colorado and shopping at the outlet mall. my wonderful brother let me go shopping and he just kind of waited and tagged along. how nice of him.

looking through one of the cookbooks i purchased at the outlet mall and making a list of what i wanted to try.

driving. i know, weird huh? but i actually kind of like driving sometimes. i just listen to the radio and drive.

driving through jackson hole, wyoming and laughing hysterically because my car wouldn't go faster than 45 mph going up and down the mountains. maybe you just had to be there.

seeing the glow of the rexburg temple when we drove into town. i love that glow.

sorry, i have pictures but 1. it is cold outside and 2. i am far too lazy to walk to the car right now.

on the road again.

currently it is 7:07 am in westminster, colorado. i am typing to you from a bed, i was absolutely sure and terrified that it had bed bugs last night, from a hotel room. the room is actually pretty nice and newly renovated.

yesterday: i said goodbye to oscar and lilly and to my comfortable little home for about three months and we drove from vermillion, south dakota to westminster, colorado. it didn't take long. .. well maybe it did and i am just used to riding in the car for long periods of time. it rained a good portion of the way, which was nice. we didn't have the sun blaring down on us as we tried to be entertained by our mini dvd player. jameson watched pearl harbor, while i drove, and i watched friends, while he drove.

we made it to our destination and visited with some family. they are just so much fun. it's a highlight in the trip when we stop by... not to mention that toy made very delicious spaghetti and meatballs for us.

today our plans are to drive to good ol' rexburg, idaho. yipee, hoorah, yahtzeee.

but before we go to rexburg we are going to go to the loveland outlet mall! YIPEE, HOORAH, YAHTZEE!!