What I Love

I have successfully finished my first semester of college!
That was a wonderful sentence to write. Let me do it one more time.
I have successfully finished my first semester of college!

I love college so much. There are so many amazing people up here, I have made several friends that I know will be in my life for years to come. I have met boys that have changed my perception of the male species for the better. I have met the most beautiful, funny, and strong girls in the whole world, and I'm lucky enough to call them friends.

I've learned more than just math, writing, religion and science. I've learned how to become the person I want to be, and the sister and daughter I never knew I was. I love my younger siblings, Nikki and David more than anyone could possibly imagine. I miss chasing David around our house because he shot me with a dart, then, (when I finally catch him) tickling him until he attacks me.... and wins.... I miss sitting on the kitchen floor with Nikki for three hours while she tells me everything I didn't want to know about her day. I don't miss her stealing my clothes though.

I've learned that Mom and Dad are right, and a lot smarter than I gave them credit for. I love Dad reading over my papers and telling me how I can fix them. I love calling Mom at midnight because I can't sleep and just wanted to talk.

I love mountains. and having time to read a book just for me. Most of all I love my family, all my sisters, for the recipes, long chats about boys, but mostly for just loving me.

My family rocks!


Sparkley Snow

Because I had been awake for 36 hours (finals week.) and was becoming incredibly delusional I decided I'd best go for a walk in the freezing Rexburg-ian air to wake myself up a bit. I checked the temperature (26 degrees) and dressed accordingly. I grabbed my gloves and keys and opened the door. Snow! SPARKLEY SNOW!!!

Could there possibly be anything better then glitter falling from the sky? I was totally in heaven. I even let my hair down and let the snow make it all wavy. I'm sure everyone I encountered thought I was the biggest freak. Because I kept catching the sparkles on my tongue and doing little happy dances when I found a lamp post because it made me feel like a princess. Oh well, what do they know anyway?

I thought it was worth it.


Answered Prayers?

I've decided that God is a very funny guy. When I first came up here I was missing my 8th grade students and very much wishing I could teach again. A few days later my math professor announced in class that we would be teaching each other math every other week. Now I have the pleasure of teaching math to my fellow students. I actually enjoy it.

I've also been finding that I don't have enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to. I said a little prayer musing about how it would be nice if there were a few more hours in the day. I am now unable to sleep past 5:30. AM that is.

I guess this is a lesson 'be careful what you wish for.' Because God always gives us what we asked for, even though it may not be exactly what we wanted.