Get Connected-Spirit Conference

So this last weekend I was able to go to Spirit Conference and get trained for Get Connected as an I-team leader. I was a little worried because I had lots of studying to do for finals the next week, but I had the most amazing time! My mentor group was awesome and I made so many new friends. On Friday, we just had a bunch of firesides and talks. We learned icebreaker games and got to know one another. Saturday we were supposed to go to the school's lodge, but it was pretty snowy outside and they didn't want to risk it. So instead we stayed on campus and had a snowman building competition! I was a real life snow angel and we stuck one of the girls in a trash can and covered it with snow. We then would have people walk by so we could scare them! It was a blast! O...and sledding...I LOVE SLEDDING. Except my head hit my partners chin and I got whitewashed....Regardless..it was hilarious and I loved it.
Well the rest of the day was interesting. I came down with a cold and I'm now suffering from it. But we did this thing called the Spirit Challenge. It was AMAZING. Here's my experience:
They blindfolded my group all up and had us grab onto each others shoulders and we walked in a straight line for about ten minutes. It was horrible not being able to see or talk to one another. Well after those ten minutes, I had someone separate me from my group and led me to a spot where I stood alone for maybe 5-7 minutes. It felt like eternity. I HATE being alone and for some reason, although I knew there were lots of people around, I couldn't see or hear them and I was alone. So I prayed. I prayed for 5 minutes asking Heavenly Father to help me not feel alone and to be comforted. Soon they started blaring this news cast and horrible music, bashing on the apostles and the Mormon religion. I started bawling. I didn't like how the holy men that lead our church were being so ridiculed and mocked. It hurt my feelings as well. Suddenly, I heard prophet Thomas S. Monson's voice. I quickly turned to it and was trying my hardest to try and tune the "world" out. Someone came up and whispered, "Follow the Prophets voice." I stood there for a couple minutes wondering what I should do. Should I try walking blindly up to the prophet's voice, or stay here where I had become comfortable. I decided to go towards his voice. I was walking and walking and walking until I ran into a chain link fence. WHAT?! I was so mad that they were cutting my off from the prophet. I wasn't going to come this close and then not go to him. People were blindly scaling the fence and I almost did too. But I was thinking there had to be away through that wasn't so dangerous. People were trying to keep me from finding my way and I was fighting through people. I was getting so mad that they were blocking my way. They had no right to prevent my happiness. I soon found an opening and then a rope. I clung to that rope with all my might. Once again, people were blocking my way, trying to pry my fingers off and trying to pull me away from  the rope. I started bawling again. They couldn't do this to me! This wasn't ok! I fought so hard through those people and finally broke free. I walked again for 5-7 minutes, slowly making my way to the top of the hill, "Heaven." People were singing hymns and I joined in on my way up until we made it as angels in heaven. I had never experienced anything so real and so spiritual. The spirit was so strong and I could feel my Saviors love and pain for us as he watches us struggle. I remember looking for my friends and getting so mad seeing people try to pull them away. I wanted them to make it as well and be as happy as I was. I loved to see this big concept and experience it in a mild form. I cannot wait for the day that my Savior, Jesus Christ comes and I feel this love and spirit x10 more. I will never forget.


David Archuleta!!!

My little sister, Karissa, and I went to the David Archuleta concert last night. About a week before, I surprised her with a ticket. She was so upset when we told her the tickets were sold out--but we had secretly purchased some. We were pretty close and none of the pictures do its justice. Zero Gravity is our favorite song and we were so exhausted after! Its just so fun jumping around and having a blast. (I think the song might be in my playlist, check it out!) He is such a talented kid and so humble. He was making us laugh really hard last night too. O David :)
Well my friend Carson actually got to meet David. His roommate is really good friends with David, so he went over to their apartment and just hung out. How AWESOME would that be......PRETTY dang awesome. :) (And...he went to the temple too...What a great guy!!)

P.s. Benton Paul was quite fantastic too. I bought his CD and got it signed!


3A State Champions!!

My brother Keegan is a Senior this year and it was his last year of football. They have been undefeated this season and they have done SO well. I'm super proud of him. He's pretty hardcore. He would average about one interception a game, cuz he's awesome. :) It's bittersweet for him; he's glad the practicing and the pain is over, but it's hard being done. Their state championship game was Friday and boy was it intense. The game was pretty crazy. They were down at halftime and both my parents were about to have a heart attack. O Parentals. :) I asked my dad if he was ok and the reply was---NO. I could tell both of my parents were going to have anxiety attacks. I was about to have a panic attack as well! They came back in the end though 25-14 and took home the championship trophy and banner. My mom, me and my brother were all crying. I'm so proud of him and the young man he has become. I really love him and wish him the best the rest of his sr. year. Love you Keegs!!!

Here's a link to read an article about the game...it's more intense in the description of the game :)


Surviving College Life

Calling all college students! I love this website. It's good to find balance, find fun things to do, and awesome recipes. Enjoy! :)


Temple Trip and Roomies :)

So tonight was pretty amazing. Instead of staying home to do my hours of homework, (which I'll probably be up til dawn doing...*sob*) I went with my ward to the Idaho Falls temple. I really love the peace I feel there and I don't have a care in the world. I was also able to get to know my ward members better.
On a different note, I LOVE my roommates. I'm so lucky to have them. They are awesome-even if we are all a little messy and on edge sometimes, I really do love them. I can pretty much talk to them about ANYTHING. I'm so lucky to have them as I am a wee freshman in need of superior examples. ;) I need to get some pictures with them---GAH!! Next semesters roommies will be super awesome as well..I can't wait!! O college is bliss.....


Halloween 2009

This Halloween was AMAZING!! I went with my bestie Kallie down to visit our third musketeer Kassidy in Logan. We met up with the rest of my high school pals and went to the Howl. BOY was it crazy!! Kallie and Bekah were Deal or No Deal girls...how creative is that?! Kass and I 80's-ed it up, and I can't honestly tell you what the boys were. Hahahaha! We partied with literally THOUSANDS of people til the wee hours of the morning. It was so nice to be able to see all my friends from high school again and have a fantastic night!

P.S. I made roommate Lauren look this fabulous for Halloween! I'm a genius! :)

New Blog!

Well, I finally decided to get a blog. My life isn't TOO exciting, but its nice to keep track of all the awesome times I have. I'm in my first semester at BYU-Idaho and I love it! School is hard but waaaaaaaahhhhh...that's life for ya! :)