Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We tried so hard to get a roommate shot under the mistletoe arch with my self-timer... this was about the best we could come up with:
"no toga = no party, no exceptions"
Other pics from the night:
About 70 people showed up throughout the night... my poor little apartment was jam-packed with people taking a break from their studying!
After things calmed down a little we put on a Christmas movie & just chilled
It was a blast! :)
Last week for FHE we had our lesson at the Institute & then the activity (decorating sugar cookies) was held at a nearby apartment.
On the way we wanted to have some fun...
Then we decorated cookies...
...I can't believe I'm turning 21 next month and I still can't manage to stop myself from eating massive amounts of cookies! Is this really what it's like being a grownup? Count me in!
just kidding :)
Friday, December 12, 2008
[and the "learn to laugh" one too because, I'll be honest, that puppy was pretty cute even if he was a bit destructive]
Monday, December 8, 2008
(don't worry, I made it in time for sunday school at least)
It was one of those nice, humbling experiences.
Has this sort of thing ever happened to anyone else?!?
[that's an invitation for you to share a story--if you so choose--to make me feel better] :)
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I was excited to hear about it, however there was one little tiny snafu in my plan for a fun-filled evening: it was a date dance...
I HATE date dances. They're always so awkward! As soon as I found that out, I decided on being "out of town" that weekend--regardless of whether I actually would be or not. I really dislike activities where a date is mandatory. Seriously.
~~Luckily~~ I happened to be asked by Greg Crowther who is one of the coolest guys in Tucson--he's awesome and it completely changed my attitude about going to this dance... and WOW does he know how to dance! I will mention that I also hate dancing (like, couple's style) because I'm not very good at it... but Greg is so good I literally closed my eyes and he pretty much just twirled my & threw me around the dance floor haha. It was such a blast!
...as serious as we can get anyway
For the 2 weeks leading up to the dance there was a table set up in the institute where you could make foil stars for the dance & dedicate them to your friends. Then they hung them all up across the dance floor using fishing line--genius!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I can't say I'm not impressed.
The whole thing was about 25 feet long! I mean, those are life-sized astronauts... that couldn't be easy.
4 people's laundry
4 people's other stuff for a
+ 4-day weekend
Whoa! That is a full car!
It was an adventure... :)
Anyway, I came bearing a "gift" for him: my halloween costume :)
Mom wasn't so thrilled about her son's spandex parade...
But he felt right at home in it...
So I was very surprised when Dad woke me up Thursday morning cheerfully:
"Alright! Pack your overnight bag... we're headed to St. John's. Oh and Aunt Marti says it might snow"
WHAT!? I did not pack for snow! Luckily, I had not yet brought ALL of my winter clothes back to Tucson so I had some warm things stored in my closet.
So we packed our bags and headed northeastward to the White Mountains. :)
Why Weston was wearing a parka in the car I do not know...
But Erica sure is!
Dad was using Ron's lower-back decompressing machine thing :)
Mom & Aunt Marti cleaning up--they wouldn't let me help, I swear!
Erica & I played 3-2-1 blastoff!
She wanted to take a picture of me from up high--which, truthfully, is pretty scary because all I could think about is how much damage a camera could do to one's front teeth if dropped from 3 feet and allowed to accelerate at the speed of gravity...
Overall, Thanksgiving was peaceful, fun, & relaxing! :) I think I'll do it again next year...