Monday, September 20, 2010

Park City for the weekend

I had one of the best weekends I've had in a while! Morgan and I got invited to go up to Park City with a group of people from our new ward. Our friend Andrew's family owns a condo in a hotel up there so we stayed there all day Saturday and then came back Sunday in time for church. The day didn't begin as planned; Morgan and I woke up about two hours later than we wanted to! We frantically packed our stuff and threw on clothes and then headed over a stake activity for some free breakfast. Then we made our way up through the mountains to Park City with Andrew and Nick. Once we arrived, we met up with the rest of our group and Andrew's brother Scott and his friends. There was a ton of people!

I'll start from the beginning. First we rode the alpine slide. I'll admit, I could have gone a whole lot faster. Morgan ended up on my tail for more than half way down the slide haha. We did the alpine coaster next, which is basically like a roller coaster that goes down the mountain. Morgan and I doubled and went down pretty fast! So I guess you could say that made up for my lack of speed on the alpine slide. All of us then went back to our hotel and did some swimming (and sunbathing) action and attempted some underwater photos. After we swam, we decided to go to the outlets and get in some shopping (or in my case, window shopping). But first, Morgan, Lynne, Scott (Andrew's brother), Jenn, Tyson, Andrew and I ended up going up to Olympic Park on the way to see the ski jumpers train for their events. The skiers go off these big ramps and do their crazy flips and then land in a huge pool. It was one of the coolest things I've ever seen! We made our way over to the outlets, which were pretty nice. Morgan bought some new clothes. Taylor apparently spent over $400! And Andrew bought a pair of sunglasses for a "screaming deal" of $120 haha. After our shopping excursion, we went over to the other hotel that Scott and his friends were staying at and had a BBQ outside by the pool. The pool area was really nice. There were like seven hot tubs with rock waterfalls and the pool had a volleyball net that we used. It was tons of fun! I can't say that enough! We went back over to our hotel and played catch phrase and psychiatrist. So fun! Then we watched a movie, although by that time I was exhausted. The girls slept upstairs in the bedrooms and the guys stayed downstairs for the night. I woke up the next morning a little on the tired side to say the least. But we all made it back to Provo in time for church! And I am proud to say that I stayed awake for all three hours. I did, however, take a two and a half hour nap when I got home. I really hope we get a chance to do something like this again. It was such a fun group.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back in Provo!

I've been in Provo for about a week now and it sure feels good to be back. Don't get me wrong, I love California, but it is nice to be back here with all my friends and to be doing my own thing again. I never thought I'd say this, but I've missed Provo! On top of that, I've missed school in general and always being busy. I drove up with Corinne in her little buzz box and we managed to somehow fit a bunch of stuff in her car. I still have a few more things on the way that Brooke will bring up tomorrow on her way to BYU-I. The drive was fine, we got here safe and sound. We stopped at the Carpenter's house on our way up and visited with them for a little while. That night we went over to Courtenay and Andrew's apartment and they fed us dinner. Potstickers and rice! I slept over at Corinne's place and helped her move in the rest of her stuff the next morning. Then it was my turn to move in. I met my new roommates, Emily and Kellie, who I LOVE! The next morning, Corinne and I went to the airport to pick up Morgan. And yes, Morgan and I are roommies this year! Corinne dropped Morgan and I off at Buba's house and we went shopping for some stuff for our apartment and had lunch at Cafe Rio. Soo good. I hadn't been there in four months! After our little expedition with Buba, we soon realized that none of my family members would be able to take up home to Provo. I called Andrew Glenn who lives in Salt Lake and he was kind enough to give us a ride home. Thank goodness!

I've been getting back into the swing of college life and doing the whole school thing too. My classes this year: Elementary skills and activities, stats, world civilization, Book of Mormon, child literature, world religions, and TELL 410. So far, I would have to say my favorite class is world religions. Morgan and I are taking the class together and it seems really interesting! Our professor is great too. My world civ professor seems bland so I really hope she finds a way to spice things up. Its fun running into people on campus who I haven't seen in a while. As much as I love meeting new people, I hate to part with old friends. So I always love it when I see someone from the old ward or an old class. Speaking of wards, our new ward (the BYU 165th ward) is having a ward party tonight. Finally! I feel like I have barely met anyone from our new ward. I hope a lot of people show up.

Just so I don't forget...random fun this week: Let's see I went over to Kaitlyn, Hannah, LTA, and Kiersten's new apartment over at Campus Plaza to make cookies and write letters to Shmish! He leaves the MTC for Mozambique pretty soon. All our old roommates joined us and so did Jessica and Charity. Oh how I've missed the Kaitlyn cookies! Haha. Not to mention the LTA raspberry banana bread! We all got together yesterday for lunch and are going to make that a weekly get together since we all have a break on Wednesday at noon. The folk dance team was doing a presentation and asked for audience participation so Lisa and I got up at attempted to dance around the terrace. I also managed to look like a total freshman and walk into the wrong class a few days ago. So embarrassing. I sat there for about five minutes thinking about whether I should get up and leave in the middle of the professor's lecture and look like an idiot, or just sit there for an hour and no one would ever know. I decided on the former and left the class feeling really dumb. Haha. What else this week...Oh Andrew and Dan made a visit to BYU on Monday. It was really funny. We went grocery shopping with Morgan and Emily and parked out in "butt freaking Egypt." lol. Good times. Well this post has been long enough so I'd better go and get started on some real homework before the party at 7pm.