Sunday, December 19, 2010

Done and Done.....

Well, it's over :) I finished finals last thursday and I couldn't be happier! I had three finals on thrusday, Anatomy, New Testament and CHEMISTRY. I got a 120/125 on my anatomy final, 67/50 on my New Testament final, and...... 79% on my Chem final!!! That means I might even be able to pull a B- in that class! I am so happy about that because I honestly hate chemistry and will be so happy if I never have to do anything pertaining to that subject again! And I don't think I will have to... at least in my undergrad studies! Overall, finals went great and I am glad to be wrapping up my semester and starting my break. (Don't know how much of a break it wil be, but I'll talk about that later!)
On friday I had the opportuinty to participate in the dedicaiton of the new BYU-Idaho Center on campus. It was incredible! That building is incredible and the service was amazing. The symphony played in the meeting and it really was just an awesome experience!
After the dedication I packed up my car, moved most of my stuff into storage and then drove home... which took WAY longer than it needed to but I got home safe. Last night Dani and I went to the Salt Lake airport to get on a plane to fly to Boise to visit our Dad. When we got there we found out that our flight was delayed an hour, and we were like, oh well. So we were waiting and chillin in the airport. We finally boarded our fligt aroud 6:20 (we were supposed to leave at 5:35) By the time everyone was on, fueled and de-iced we took off around 6:45. Just 10 minutes away from landing we were put into a holding pattern because the Boise airport had shut down due to a snow storm. We tried to land but apparently couldn't see the runway so the pilot pulled up and the sent us back to Salt Lake. Once we landed in Salt Lake, we were all expecting to have to get off and figure out what to do from there.... But wehn we landed they told us that we were going to re-fuel and fly back to Boise. Hahahaha! So we finally got into Boise around 10:45 pm. All in all we feel pretty lucky that considering how much we fly that has only happend once. Now I am just chillin in Boise enjoying a little R & R from the semester! :)
Well, thats it for now from me :) Until next time....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love

So I've had this blog for awhile now, but I really haven't made much use of it and I've never really had a direction or purpose as to why I would want to. I'm not married, so no cute marriage things to put on here, I am just a college student going to a small church school somewhere in Idaho. But I have decided what I want to use this blog for. The inspiration for this came as a result of some roommate pictures that we took on sunday. This picture in particular. This simple message has been on my mind since then.... and as cliche as this may sound, those three simple words are what life really is about isn't it? We are here to live, laugh and to love. This reminder really could not have come at a better time. Finals are this week and the stress is being laid on thick as I am finishing up my last week of my last chemistry class. I have been trying really hard to not let myself get to overwhelmed with the stress of finals and these words just kind of smacked me up side the head as a gentle reminder of what really is important. So because of the impact that this picture and these simple words of guidence this is my title and direction for my blog. I want to write about the experiences that I live, the experiences that make me laugh, and about the people and experiences that I love.
So here goes! To start off I want to fill in what has happend lately in my life. I am just about to finish up my 5th semester at BYU-Idaho. I am very excited to be on the downhill side of my bacholers program. I have been blessed with some fantastic roommates this semester. I feel like we have become a family in every sense of the word. We tease, we laugh, we get frusterated but we really do love eachother and have all been blessed by one another.
Top row: Brennan, Natalie, Chanel and Kelly
Bottom: Me and Tori
I love these 5 girls so much!
I have been tremendously blessed to have such room-roommate this semester! This is me an Brennan and I basically love her like a sister!
Well, for now that will have to do, but hopefully I will get better at writing on here! Until next time....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Its been a long time......

Holy Crap! I haven't written anything on here for a long time! Dang, I really wish I was better at this... and now that I want to start writing on here again guess what time it is! FINALS. Great. Well I think that I am going to make catching up on my blog my 'break time' activity. Because, lets be honest, I can only do chemistry for so long before I start to get a headache.
So, until I have some more time to write... (hopefully later tonight) This will have to do. I am still alive and I am doing great. So many things are going great in my life, and hopefully I can catch you up on them soon... Until then just know that chemistry is hurting my brain..... oh boy.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I have ad o look! something shiny!.....

Oh man oh man... I am having the hardest time concentrating right now, so I decided that I would write on my blog... I know.. productive right? Let me tell you why I am having trouble concentrating... it all started this morning at 5:15. My alarm went off telling me to go run and I DIDN'T!! Worst idea EVER! While the extra sleep was nice, it totally wasn't worth it. The I went to two classes... was done by ten. Came home and watched an entertaining hour of friends to relax before I plunged into the dark abis know as my homework. My homework today consisted of filling out 4, count them 1, 2, 3, 4, study guides for my strength training theory test on friday. I would like you to know that I finished 3 of them... and they are LONG! I was working on the last one just barely and I think my brain just stopped.
Other reason why I am having trouble concentrating on my homework is because I am running a DAM RACE in 3 days and I am so pumped! Ok, so yes, I said dam race, but I didn't swear! The race is the TETON DAM RACES, I will be running the half marathon. This will be my second half marathon and I am just so excited this time because I totally know what to expect and I KNOW that I can do better than I did last time! AH! Seriously.... I am so pumped! Anyways, there is my splurge of emotion for the evening. Other than the approaching DAM race there really isn't anything too exciting to report... we had midterms last week and I will know my grades tomorrow. The semester is more than half over which makes me happy. I am dirt poor and that keeps things exciting to say the least. I am working on throwing Heather a bridal shower in my free time (a.k.a. I should be working on it, but I haven't found the time yet....) and yeah... I think that is pretty much it. I think I'll go to bed now... sounds like a good plan. :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010


So, secret confession time... I really like to take pictures. Ok, so I guess that really isn't much of a secret since my blog is full of pictures, but I do. So my roommate Heather is getting married in August and asked my if I would take their engagement pictures. I was super excited! So today we went out and took some! We are planning on taking some more tomorrow, but I just got done playing around on photoshop with these and wanted to put them up somewhere! Enjoy if you want! ;)Beautiful ring! :) Good job Eli.

This last one is my favorite of the ones that we took today!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


So with the semester almost half over, and this being my fourth semester up here I have been thinking alot about the future. I technically am a junior this semester so the thought of grad school has been on my mind a lot. Also, with some of the experiences I have been dealing with this semester I have really been thinking about who I am and what I want. It really has been great! I have learned a lot about myself. One, I have learned that I am stronger than I thought. I have found, time and time again that I have this way of dealing with things that makes them seem easier. This is something that I am really grateful for. Second, I have decided that I am an extreamly motivated person, with a one track mind sometimes. I know that neither of these are totally new things but they are things that I was reminded of.

Ok, so direction for the future... I have decided what I want to do with my life. I want to be an Athletic Trainier and I am so excited about it. I am starting to look into the requirements for grad school and all that jazz. The more I look at it the more excited I get.

I am enjoying the semester with my roommates, they really are the greatest. I don't know where I would be without them! They are amazing! Heather is getting married in August so we have been helping her with that too.

Basically I think the point of this point is that if you have some direction and a goal in sight, dealing with change isn't as hard as it could be. Life is just good :)

OH!! I almost forgot! I would like to give a little shout out to my little sister! Tomorrow Dani is graduating from Lehi High School and I am so proud of her! She will be swimming at BYU-Provo and I couldn't be prouder!! I love you Dani!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oh Canada.....

Alright kids, I'm sure you have all stopped reading this by now because you know that I definitely fail at this blogging thing. I have good excuses I PROMISE! This post is just one explaination! ;) maybe I will explain more later, but I really wanted to share my trip to Canada. So here goes. On April 12, 2010 I got on a bus at 6:00 AM with 34 other sinfonietta member and one fantastic conductor and embarked on our two week journey of British Columbia, Canada and Washington, USA. For those to AMAZING weeks we lived out of a 3x2x2 bag, a charter bus, LDS stake centers and member's homes. It was a fantastic experience. One I would take again in a heart beat if I had a chance, even if it ment missing the first week of school again. These pictures are just a few of the MANY I took. :) IT WAS AMAZING!! Oh and P.S. I need to introduce you to Kelly. You will see lots of her in the following pictures because we hung out together the WHOLE time! :) So here goes.... I hope your excited!
First stop, Cranbrook, BC. While we were in Cranbrook we had the opportunity to visit a History of Rail Travel museum. It was so cool! They had 4 trains in different stages of the restoration process, all from different time periods. This train we are standing in front of is from the early 1900's I believe.
Our group for the train tour. Basically we are the coolest. After this, we went and changed, at dinner provided for us by our 'host stake' and played our concert. (The changing, eating and performing thing happend 12 times in these two weeks. AWESOME!)

This is me on the bus.... on my 20th birthday! Yes dear friends, I celebrated my birthday in Canada. It was great. This bus also became our home away from home... be spent at least 4 hours a day on this bus.... sometimes more. It was great!

This my friends is Trail, BC (on my birthday). Basically it is so pretty! Everywhere we went in Canada was down right breathtaking. We got to spend 2+ hours here. Also, Kelly told everyone that it was my birthday and our tour manager went and bought ice cream sandwiches form my birthday. It was great!
Alright, this has to be one of the major highlights of this trip. The family we stayed with while we were at Trail was so AMAZING! They really made this a night to remember, plus and awesome birthday! While we were eating some snacks after our concert, the husband in the family we were staying with got really excited when he found out that I had brought my camera with me. He ran downstairs and came back up with this Mountie uniform asking me and Kelly if we wanted to try it on. We both looked at eachother and said YES!!!! It was so much fun and he was so excited to let us try them on. Staying with this couple was like staying with grandparents. So so awesome!
This is a view of Castlegar, which is actually where we stayed when we performed in Trail. It, once again was beautiful!

FAVORITE FAMILY!! I love this couple!!! Aren't they just adorable?!? They gave us possibly our best night on tour.

Ok, Kalona, BC. This is my bird friend named Budah. Some kind of falcon. The bird control man was flying her around to get the ducks off the lawn and away from the shore. I don't think she likes me very much......
Ferndale, WA. When we stayed in Ferndale, we stayed with a family that had a 5 acre lot so on sunday after church we went exploring!! This was just a really cool old building on their lot, but it gives you and idea of how pretty it was there!

While in Ferndale, the family took us to the beach, since the lived like 10 minutes away. It was really fun. I had never been to a northwest beach before and they are definitely nothing like the beaches in California. You WOULD NOT want to walk barefoot on this beach, unless you wanted to slice your feet open. Oh and did you know that clams spit? True story.

Vancover is absolutely beautiful!! We stayed in a super nice marriot hotel in downtown Vancover, about 3 blocks away from the ocean and the Olympic torch. We had a fair amount of free time to walk around and terrorize, I mean explore! :)

Our fantastic Vancover group in front of the Olympic torch! It is pretty darn cool! Oh and this is like the only time that we didn't have to be all matchy matchy :) The only time I wore my jeans the whole trip. It rocked!
While in Vancover, we had the opportunity to attend the Vancover Temple open house. It was BREATHTAKING! I love the temple and am so excited for the time that I can go into the temple to do more than just baptisms. It was just awesome!

Yakima, WA we got to go bowling!! It was so much fun! P.S. these people are some of my favorite sinfonietta people!! You have me, Piers, Kelly, Cole and Brian. We basically were the coolest lane ever. Ok, so before you scroll down and see the next picture, I want to tell you the story first. Going into bowling, I was talking smack to Piers about how I was going to beat him. Totally in jest, I mean if you know me, I'm not an awful bowler but I am by no means fantastic either. So the first game goes and I scored second highest behing Piers (who missed a turkey by one pin... this is important to remember). We started the second game and I was doing ok, really close to the other girl in our lane (not pictured... don't think she really liked us) who was trying to beat Piers. So at the 7th frame, Kelly and Cole leaned over and said, hey Kelsey, you could beat her... and it would be AWESOME! I was like yeah that would be cool and I went up to take my turn. Threw the ball and got a strike! SWEET right? Well next frame I did it again!! By this time Piers is freaking out saying that if I get a turkey when he barely missed it that he would be mad and yadda yadda, so I go up on the 9th frame and throw another strike. Who knew!? So by this time, everyone is watching me go. Its my turn for the 10th fram and I throw one, two more strikes!! I missed the third strike by 1 PIN! Ahhhhhh!! O well, it was so cool!!! I just had to take a picture! :)
Definitely a lifetime high score. :) Probably will never happen again, but it was pretty darn cool, I must admit!

Back in Rexburg after an AMAZING once in a lifetime experience!! I will never forget these two weeks or the friendships that I have made! I wish I could do it again! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Once upon a time I made a blog and posted on it every so often. Then I went home and started working two jobs and forgot that I should update my blog... so that is what I am doing :) go me! There really hasn't been a whole lot for me to report. I've just been working and working and oh yeah did I mention working? I've started running again, and it is FABULOUS!! I went on a 4.3 mile run yesterday morning. Pretty sure that is the BEST way to start out a saturday! I've also gotten into rock climbing. I definitely enjoy that :)
Being home for the past few months has been really nice. I've had a chance to work, earn money, hang out with friends, chill with my awesome family and even buy a car. Sounds pretty productive to me :)
Here are a few pictures from my time home with my awesome family :) enjoy!
Me and my fantastic sister :)
Dani, Mom and Me around christmas :)

Yes, that is me and my mommy :)

Hopefully I will get better with posting here again :)

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