Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crazy Things!

We went hiking over Thanksgiving weekend at Zions
I'm showing off my sweet Spiderman Skills!!!

Pretty much the cutest boy in the whole world! :)

Us at the Coldplay concert!!!!

    Well I can't believe it's already the end of the semester, but I'm sure glad that school will be over soon! The past four months have been extremely busy and somewhat crazy, so I'm looking forward to the upcoming break from all the hustle and bustle! I should try harder to keep up this blogger thingy, but I figure not too many people follow mine anyway, so no big deal. But for anyone who happens to read this, here is a reader's digest version of the happenings during the past couple of months. . . 

1- Jared and I said "I love you" to each other! :)
2- For the first time at BYU I got a 100% on a test!
3- Jared and I went to the Coldplay concert in SLC and it basically changed my whole entire life!!!!!! It was amazing!
4- I successfully completed all of my Math 315 homework that just about killed me!
5- I went home to STG with Jared for Thanksgiving and we got to hang out with my family for 6 days straight!
6- Now I'm studying my guts out for finals week :(

    Well like I said, that's my life in a nutshell, and since it's almost 1 am I should probably get to bed since I have to get up early to study for my tests of DOOM!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Math Lab + Studying for My 315 Test = DOOM!

    It's days like today when I wonder why I am a Math Ed major! Here's a little run down of the week I've had. . . Monday- I went to school, then I studied for this test in my theory class (a.k.a. Math 315) for the entire afternoon, then off to FHE with the Jared. . . Tuesday- Woke up with some mild form of food poisoning, dragged myself up to school, studied for 315 most of the day, came home with Jared and studied some more. . . Wednesday- Went to school, studied for 315, came home and studied some more, then watched Minority Report. . . Today- Went to school, studied for 315, tutored some kids, then studied the rest of the night. . . I've concluded that I am pretty LAME! haha
    This class is seriously going to kill me though. I'm dreading this test that I have to take tomorrow, it's gonna be straight up murder! I will be happy with a 70% on this sucker, we'll see how it goes tomorrow. . . yikes!
    So Jared and I cooked up a frozen pizza the other night and we both got really sick the next day. I'd never gotten a bug or food poisoning like that before and it wasn't very fun! Haha, I guess it was kinda funny though cause Jared and I both got it, so after we got done with classes we went to my apartment and just crashed. We probably looked really pathetic laying on the couches in our PJ's all afternoon! Luckily it was just a one day kind of a deal, and we are both feeling alot better now. . . although I will probably steer clear of frozen pizzas for a while now!
    Oh man, here's the great news of the week. I entered into a Guitar Hero Tournament at school!!!! It's next week in the Wilk, and I'm so freaking stoked about it!!! I think it'll be tight to just play with other obsessive freaks like me, that way I won't feel so lame about my addiction to that game! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Some Pictures!

So I just barely figured out how to add pictures to a post, so here are some pictures of Jared and I. Yeah I know it's kinda lame to post pictures of your boyfriend and all that, but I really don't care! Enjoy them if you want, and it's okay if you think I'm lame!

This is when we hiked Timp a couple of months ago, 
it was such a fun little trip!!! 
I probably won't do it again anytime soon, but it was cool!

Hmm. . . yeah I really like him alot!

We went mountain biking in Moab last weekend
it was freakin SWEET!!!!
I still can't get over how much fun it was 
 I really want to go again sometime soon!

Anyway, that's that. . . He's pretty dang awesome!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mid Semester

   Well this semester has been pretty dang crazy so far! I've been getting rocked pretty hard in all of my classes, they are kinda crazy, but that's what I get for being a Math Ed Major!!! But other then that, life is really good right now. I love living up here in P-Town, it's just alot of fun to hang out with good friends doing random crap. Take the nickel-cade for example, who would've thought that playing old school video games give you such a thrill?! My favorite game is Golden Axe, it's the bomb! Or Sconecutters. . . that place is straight up amazing, if you having been there you'd better go soon cause their scones rock!! My friend Ashley and I go like three times a week. . . we are going to get fat but it will all be worth it! :) And then there is always Guitar Hero, love that game and I've successfully corrupted Jared into being obsessed with it! He's just about as addicted to it as I am now!!! Although I can still kick his butt at it! 
    So Jared and I went down to STG for conference and the marathon because his mom, sister, brother and sister-in-law were all running the marathon of doom! They are pretty intense! It was fun to go cheer them on though. The best part was when his mom runs by and yells at us, "I'm gonna die. . . I'm gonna die!!" her face was priceless, I wish we would've had a camera!!! We mostly just hung out with my parents the rest of the weekend, it was fun though. I like being able to relax at home, it's the best!
    Well that's about it, life is good

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mission Call!

    So I finally got my mission call. . . I will be serving in the Texas Fort Worth Mission! I will be teaching the gospel in Spanish and I leave on January 28!! When I got my call in the mail, I took it up to the Provo Temple where I opened it on the grass by myself. I wanted to be alone when I opened it because it has been something so personal to me, and I don't have any family up here. Right after I opened it I called my family and then I talked to a few friends. It was pretty cool. I didn't really know what to expect, so I was happy with it, but to be completely honest, I really wasn't all that excited about it. I think that I may have just been in shock or something like that because I was numb for a while. Today has been better though. I had a good time at church today, and I've called more friends and family so that has really helped alot. 
    Haha right now I'm currently watching my roommate Mikell and my boyfriend Jared (who happens to be Mikell's brother, haha I sure know how to pick um!) play guitar hero. Jared said that he was going to blog stalk me, so if you are reading this Jared, be sure to comment so I can rail you about it later! :) Anyway, earlier tonight we were over at some girls apt in our ward playing this charades game. Can I just say that it was freakin hilarious! I got stuck with the word "Gandoff" like I really know how to impersonate Gandoff without being able to make any noise. I tried show it by pretending to blow things up with my invisible staff, but that didn't work. So then I  started pointing to my feet and pulling my hair down by my feet (because Hobbits have hairy feet of course!) and finally a girl on my team guessed Gandoff, it was pretty funny! 
    I seriously just love all the girls in my ward. They are so great! We had a relief society retreat thingy this weekend and it was so much fun! We went up to a cabin and played guitar hero, and did other fun stuff. We all were laughin and having a good time, I loved it! Hopefully I'll continue to meet some new people and make more friends here. 
    Well that's about all that is going on. This next week I have three tests of doom that I need to take! I'm not looking forward to them at all, but at this point I just don't really care all that much anymore, I've got other things on my mind and school is just not too fun!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I Hiked a Mountain!

    Well I'm not sure what got into me and my roommate Kristi, but last week we decided that we wanted to hike Mt. Timpanogos. . . I know, we are crazy!! We recruited two other people, Jared and our other friend Alyse, so on Saturday morning around 1 AM we started our insane adventure of doom!!! The trail from the bottom to the summit is about 8 miles long, so we planned on taking 4-5 hours to get up, we left so early because we wanted to make it to the summit by sunrise. 
    Anyway the beginning of the hike was fairly uneventful and consisted of many switchbacks that threatened to kill my legs! First of all, I'm way out of shape and secondly, those switchbacks were steep! But we finally made it to the base of the last cliff. Our trust tour guide Jared decided that to get up to the summit we would have to hike up a couple of glaciers, since that was the way that he got up when he hiked Mt. Timp. last year. Little did we know that hiking a freaking glacier would be so much dang trouble!
    We started up the first one, and it wasn't that steep, so we were able to get up with no trouble. The second one however, was extremely steep. . . according to my mathematical expertise I'd guess it was about a 45 degree slope on that baby!! (okay I don't know if it was really that steep, but it was probably pretty close!) After going up part of it, we realized that there was no way we were going to be able to make it to the top, so we started crossing it to get to the edge where there were rocks that seemed to be more stable. As we started climbing up the rocks though the kept sliding down and it was actually kinda scary. Well considering I am a weird girl, and I love adventurous stuff, climbing up a steep glacier and working our way up sliding rocks was pretty fun! For Kristi and Alyse it was different. They got pretty scared and they were kind of freaking out, which I don't blame them since it was dark outside, we couldn't see very well with our flashlights, and technically if you fell you'd slide down the glacier of doom and hit into sharp pointy rocks at the bottom! Anyway, Jared and I helped the other two get up to a big boulder that was stable and we all huddled together since it was dark, windy, and FREEZING!! Alyse ended up calling 911 because she was worried that we wouldn't be able to get down. I thought it was kinda crazy, but I wasn't going to try to stop her because she was on the verge of a having a nervous breakdown! So she calls them up and tells them that we were stuck on glacier, and they told her to have us stay there and they would put the search and rescue team on call. It was like straight out of a movie I tell ya! "Four college students stranded on an icy glacier with no way out. . . One wrong move and they could fall to their death!" haha it was all just kinda crazy! 
    Well we stayed on our boulder until the sun came up and we could see that we would probably be able to make it down safely. So we called the search and rescue team and told them that we would were going to try to make it down ourselves and that we would call them again at the bottom to let them know we were safe. To make a long story short, we made it to the bottom of the glacier (after a good hour and a half!) and then we got down the rest of the mountain just fine. It was the a pretty adventurous trip, but it was also alot of fun!! I probably won't do it again for a while, but I do want to make it to the summit, so I'll for sure be climbing in the future at some point.
    That's about it though, our crazy hike of doom! I'll post pictures later cause I gotta go to church now!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Back at the Y!

    Well I finally got back to Provo about a week and a half ago. So far it has been pretty sweet, I love my new place and my roomies, they are the best!!! I live with my friends Kristi and Mikell, we all met last year when we lived in the same ward, and considering we all spent time at each other's apartments last year that it would just be easier if we lived together this year. I've got a dang good feeling about this semester, I think it's going to be awesome! I can't wait to meet more people in our ward, everybody seems to be pretty cool, especially the girls. I'll admit, we haven't met too many dudes yet, although we did get out to play Rock Band with some guys last night so that was fun! Kell has an older brother named Jared and we've mostly just been hangin out with his apartment. Haha, I've pretty much corrupted everybody around me cause I've gotten them hooked on Guitar Hero. I'm seriously so freakin obsessed it's crazy!!! I bought a PS2 this summer and I have 4 GH games. I just got GH 3 and it took me all of 4 days to beat the entire game. . . I'm going to have to work on my self control here pretty quick cause school will be taking up more time, but for now I'm going to enjoy shredding as much as possible!!!!
   Let's see. . . school is going pretty well so far. I have alot of classes with friends which will really help when it comes to homework and all that. I'm taking 3 Math classes (sucks to be a Math Ed major!!) 2 Secondary Ed classes and then a Doc & Cov class, I know it's pretty boring but I'm really close to being done and I don't really have too much time to screw around anymore like I used to do.
    Everything is really good though. I still don't have my mission call yet, which is kinda frustrating, but it'll come sometime soon so it's all good. I kinda miss STG, at least I miss my family, but I actually really like living up here (Don't worry Weave, I'm not turning into a Zoobie!) 
    Anyway, thats about it, I hope that everybody reading this is doing well. . . If Emily is reading this then you'd better get on Gmail and write me an email, cause you have been slacking bad!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Thoughts. . .

    Summer group is over and it is really hard to realize that I won't be seeing any of my kids from group anymore. This job has been the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. I can't even express in words how much I have loved it, and how much it has changed me. My whole perspective on life has changed because of the kids that I have been able to spend time with this summer. I wish that I could just take some of them home, they hold such a special place in my heart, and I know that some of them are in really bad living situations. But I know that this wish can never come true for me, and that the only thing I have to offer these kids is my friendship and my time, but somehow that has to be enough. I cant fix my kids, I can't fix their problems and I definitely can't fix their parents, or take them away from the very people who should love them and take care of them, but who in reality don't give a crap about them. It's taken me a while to accept that fact that the only thing I can give them is my love, my attention and most importantly my time; it has to be enough. There were several times throughout the summer where I questioned whether or not I was making a difference to those kids, and sometimes it was really hard, but for every hard time there was, I can think of at least three or four good times I had with the kids. They changed my life, and I hope that in some small way I changed theirs. I don't know if I will ever find out what kind of influence I had on any of them, but that is okay, I am just going to take what I have learned and remember all the awesome experiences I had with my kids.
   Well I know this is really out of the blue, but I turned in my mission papers about a week and a half ago. This whole process has been very different from what I thought it would be, and it's actually been alot harder then I ever imagined it would be, but I know that I am doing the right thing and that's what I am counting on to get me through any doubts or fears that I have about it. Right now it's hard because I'm just waiting to see where I will get called to and I'm really not feeling much of anything to be completely honest. I'm not super stoked or super excited right now, which is weird. If you know me very well, you would know that I have always been so adamant about serving a mission and it's always been one of my biggest dreams in life. Well now that dream is turning into a reality, and I feel like instead of it being this sweet,  amazing thing that I have always wanted, it feels like I am making a mature decision about it. Sometimes I wonder whether or not my somewhat lack of excitement means I am making a wrong decision, but I honestly don't feel that's the case (if you can't tell, I've been keeping all of this inside me for a while, and I need to talk myself through it. . . so enjoy this plunge into Stacie's head for a second!). I think I am just apprehensive about where I will be spending the next 18 months of my life, and once I find out when and where I'll be going, then I will be more excited about it. So that's about the jist of it. I am going to be serving a mission soon! But before that I have to go to another semester of doom up at BYU. . .
    I'm really not looking forward to the schedule I have lined up for this next semester, but I have to get these classes out of the way or else I'll prolong my future graduation and the freedom that comes with no more math classes at BYU!!! It will be an amazing day of glory, and I can't wait for it! But for now, I am just going to enjoy the last week that I have at home. . . the end!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mid Summer

    Well as I said before I didn't know whether or not I would keep up my blog, and obviously I haven't very well this summer! I will try to do better, but I can't make any promises. This summer has been very fun though! I love my job so much (sounds weird I know!). It's the coolest thing in the world to go to work and spend time with these kids. Most of them have been abused or neglected in some form or another, and sometimes they can be pretty difficult, but overall they are just awesome! 
    Other good news is that my sister is going to have a baby!!! I'm so dang excited about that!!!! She just found out the other day that she will be having a little baby boy, and hopefully they don't name him Hudson. . .  that is what Whit wants to call him and I don't think it's very cute! 
   Mostly life is just good and I'm trying to live it up now because school is going to be starting again in about a month. 

Monday, May 12, 2008

First Blog

Well this is my first experience with blogging, so we'll see how it goes. I don't even know why anybody would want to read this anyway, but I guess I'll tell a little about myself. I am 20 years old, but my birthday is in a couple of weeks, so just consider me to be 21! I have been going to school up at BYU for the past year and a half, and I am in the Math Education program. Call me crazy, but I want to be a math teacher when I grow up. I only have 3 semesters left till I'm finished though, so I'm gettin pretty excited about it. For now though, I'm living in St. George, and I'll be here the whole summer. I'm glad to be done with school, and I'm stoked about just chillin this summer! I'm going to be working at a place called the SouthWest Center, where I will be hangin out with kids who go there for group therapy. We basically just take them out to get them food, and then we go do a fun activity. I'm getting paid to chill with kids all day, pretty much the coolest job ever!!! Well sometimes the kids can be obnoxious, but for the most part it's way sweet! 
I guess that probably covers it for now. I'm not married, and I'm not really dating anybody. Life is good!