November 28, 2011

breaks are the best

What a lovely Thanksgiving break it was! Even though I stayed right here, it felt like I was on vacation. Or I guess you could call it a stay-cation.

I was able to spend the whole break with Danny and his family and also my family. We ate AMAZING food, watched football, played lots of games, watched movies, and lounged... that is my idea of a break. Unfortunately, now it is back to the grind because I didn't do a single ounce of homework and now I have tons to do before the end of the semester. But Christmas break is only a few weeks away and that is going to be even better. No homework at all! YAY!!! That is always good news.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! And here is a little something for your viewing pleasure that I thought was a good reminder, especially for this time of year :)

November 23, 2011


"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
-William Arthur Ward
This Thanksgiving I am grateful for...

My Savior
Being a student
Having a job
My home
My space heater
Delicious food
My bed
Bubble baths

and many, many more!

November 22, 2011

a few recent happenings...

Oh hey there blog! Haven't seen you in a while... thanks to the craziness that I like to call school. Luckily between classes and studying I have found time to do a few fun things.

A couple weeks ago (November 12 to be exact) it was one of my very best friends birthdays. We had the happiest 22 birthday celebration for Rach. It was complete with a birthday sleepover to ring in the big day full of treats, martinellies, and toasts for the birthday girl; birthday breakfast; mani-pedi's; football game; birthday dinner; and a fun night of friends and cake. I am so lucky to have a friend like Rachel. We have been friends for a long time and have been through a lot together, including being roomies down at SUU. I tell her anything and everything and she is one of the most thoughtful people I know. Let's not forget she is HILARIOUS and tons of fun as well. Basically she is the best and I love her so much!

Niel's football team has had an incredible season and made it to the state championship on friday! I wish I could say they came away as the 4A state champs, but unfortunately they came away in second. They played such a great game though and it was definitely a very close match. The team had a heck of a season and Niel was a big part of that. Leading the team in tackles and interceptions he has played great and I am so proud of him!!! Number 1 fan right here. They will take it next year, I just know it!

Straight after the game I headed down to Cedar City for a short weekend visit. Despite it being short, it was a great time as it always is visiting there. I got to be with my SUU roomies and visit old friends. Cedar is great and all, but it's the people that make me miss it so much.

And finally, Thanksgiving break has officially begun! Time to warm up the tummy for the delicious meal on Thursday. Such a wonderful holiday... family, great food, no school. How could it get any better than that? Oh yeah... Danny is coming!!! I can't wait to see him tomorrow :)

What a great time to count all my many blessings and acknowledge everything I am thankful for.

November 8, 2011

"laughing is living"

On Saturday I went to a comedy show at Kingsbury Hall. My friend who works there hooked me up AGAIN with free tickets (gosh I love her) and I took the fam. We enjoyed a night of laughs by none other than Anjelah Johnson. For those of you who aren't familiar, maybe you're familiar with Bon Qui Qui?
(It wouldn't let me post the video for some reason).

She put on a great show!
Nothing beats a good laugh.

November 5, 2011


sometimes I linger in my bed for a while after waking up

sometimes I dread the snow, other times I love it. Today I'm loving it!

sometimes my brother steals my car

sometimes I get my homework done before the weekend

sometimes I add chocolate chips to my pancakes

sometimes my phone decides to be crazy

sometimes my allergies get the best of me

sometimes I go back and look at old photo albums for a good laugh

sometimes I use water in my hot cocoa instead of milk

sometimes my friends get married (congrats bryan and colbie!)

sometimes I am mistaken for a high schooler... ouch

sometimes I rent movies from the library

sometimes I get a small salad with a large tortilla at costa vida

sometimes my own grandparents call me kIERsten

sometimes we get an extra hour of sleep. yay for daylight savings!

November 1, 2011


Now that the cold has come, it is time for me to reunite with my long lost friend...

The Heater

You are so good to me on these cold cold days.
Oh how I've missed you!!

Hope everyone had a happy halloween! And happy November!