Monday, December 22, 2008


Just a few days til Christmas!
Today I found out that I got a 50 out of 50 on the benchmark article that I had to write for my Comms 211: Newswriting class. You have to pass the benchmark with a 30 to apply to your program of choice. So I'm pretty pleased!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cage Fight

Mclain won tickets to cage fighting in SLC a couple weeks ago and invited me to go with. I thought it'd be something different and interesting and fun. Turns out that stuff is intense, you really get into it! Especially if you are sitting front row!

Night Sledding!

Since it's been snowing like crazy round these parts we loaded up the crew and took advantage of the fresh powder. I haven't been night sledding in years! It was pretty thrilling and there were only a few other people there. We formed a lot of trains, doubled up the saucers, and even rode Morgan's snowboard as a sled. It was cold, but it was fun! I laughed and screamed far too much.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Finally FINITO!

I am not sure that finito is a word, but I am pretty sure my mom has used it. And she knows EVERYTHING.
I just took my last final of the semester! Woot! It hasn't really sunk in.

Sold back my books for a measly total of $71. That's the lowest I've ever gotten back. It's the pits.

I'm gonna go get my hair cut again and then it's left over Christmas shopping!

There's a storm advisory for NE Oregon the next few days. Kara and I are driving back tomorrow, so pray we don't slide off the road around Weatherby, or have to sleep in our car at North Powder.

Jordan gets "off" his mission today. His parents are picking him up in North Carolina today! That's bizarre to me, the whole he's going to be more accessible these days.

See some of you soon!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Semester Wrap Up

As the semester draws to an end, I await the comforts of being home for the holidays. In the mean time here are some photos and videos from the semester with a very special video at the end.

Kara's 22nd birthday dinner at the Brazilian restaurant "Tacano's." From left to right, Nathan(someone Kara dates), Me, Kara, Neisah, Kate and Kami (Kara's sister).

After a Masquerade party.

After my new haircut, fierce and ready to say no to Obama.

Kara donning me with the royal helmet in preparation for my initial scooting at this skate park.

Safety first.

Me scooting....yay!


Just for your viewing pleasure.....

(We - Kate, Kara, and I- choreographed this at about 11pm at night and then performed it at about 12:30 pm. Neisah was busy with a boy, but made a guest appearance)

Cooking and Decorating - A Woman's Prerogative

Pictures from my week at home...

Our beautifully set table for Thanksgiving dinner.

Riley waits for the feast.
Carving zee turkey.
The Smiths came over for desert. Saturday morning we worked like elves to decorate for Christmas. Mom's first priority was this chandelier, that burnt my fingers. Mom snapped this lovely shot.
Stringing lights around the fake tree.
Eli was extremely helpful, as you can see.
I worked on this with Riley Roo.
It was exhausting. Just ask Zoey.
Tree, nativity, and countdown calendar.
Family photo and holiday card stand and fake tree.

Getting the real tree. Riley didn't want to be in the picture and Eli had a really hard time not doing his signature "peace" sign.

Riley watering our real tree.