Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Today was the day. I packed up my car full of clothes, books, shoes, picture frames, mirrors, and memories. Played "tug-of-war" with some items, but managed to fit them all in. Revved the engine & drove. Drove away from 4 years of memories.
.Cold Winter mornings on campus.
.Hot summer afternoons at Rigby Lake.
.Riding bikes.

.Slipping on icy walkways wishing to be home in California.
.Making so many new friends.
.Watching friends leave and return from missions.
.Watching friends get married and start families.
.Laughing until I cried.
.Late night chats with all my favorite girls.
.Feeling EVERY emotion in 1 day.
.Smiling even though you failed.

.Living on my own & experiencing independence.
.Remembering all the dates with countless boys.
.Remembering the jerks who brought me closer to my Mom & girlfriends.
.Meeting the love of my life.
Every year, I knew I would come back.
Not this time.
Now, I find myself driving away from Rexburg and memories to not return in a few short months. This time, I will leave and go to a new city. A new place to call "home". A place to settle down and start over. A place to make new

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Fun

Thanksgiving Break Highlights:
1. Seeing Derek for the first time in 3 months!
2. Playing in Oakley for a few days with Derek's family and friends
3. Getting lots of kisses from this cute boy....
4. Riding horses out on the Ranch
5. Flying to San Diego and spending a few days at the beach

6. Visiting La Jolla and Old Town San Diego
7. Being in warm, sunny, and beautiful San Diego for a few days with family and friends.
Next Thing on my To-Do-List:
1. Finish the last 3 weeks of school strong.
2. Take finals.
3. Graduate.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BYU Homecoming Weekend

This past weekend, Rachel and I drove down to Provo to meet up with Dad, Mom, & Dallin for BYU Homecoming Week
We enjoyed the Homecoming Parade on 9th Next to the

Attending the ESPN broadcast,

And cheering on the Cougars during the game,
(which they sadly lost)

Monday, September 14, 2009


My Birthday celebrations started a few weeks ago when Mom & Dad surprised me with a visit to Arizona
to see
We spent the long weekend swimming, shopping, eating yummy food, talking, and having lots of fun!
While there, I opened my present from Derek, which, he wrapped by himself without scissors- talented, huh? I excitedly opened it to see a Webcam!
Now we can video chat with each other every few days, which will be a fun treat!
Thanks Derek! I love you!
On Saturday, my roommates and I headed out for some yummy dinner and a movie to celebrate.

Sunday, my actual Birthday, was full of fun, friends, and treats!
For a few highlights:
{Stephanie, Zack, Meghan, Me, Shawn}
I met Stephanie and Meghan last Fall and we've been friends ever since. I love these girls!
Zack and Shawn were Derek's roommates in the summer, so we had lots of fun together and it was fun to see them!
{Spencer, Katie, Whitney, Me, Kyler}
It was probably the most fun to see all these cute kids walk in the door! We all met our 1st semester at BYU-Idaho back in 2006. Spencer and Kyler were gone the past 2 years serving missions, and returned for a fun reunion! Thank you all for the Birthday wishes!
It's going to be a great year!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Today was my
Day of School at 
[bitter sweet, but i smiled all day]

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Derek's Graduation

On July 23, 2009,
this handsome boy walked across a stage at this campus,
and received his B.S. in Economics, and started on his way to
Midwestern University to start Medical School!
(Glendale, AZ)

Congratulations to my handsome, smart, and talented boy!
I love you!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Weekend

The weekend started off with a BANG!
Before heading out to Utah for the weekend we....
Visited the Idaho Falls Temple,
and ate a yummy dinner in Jackson Hole.
When we arrived in Utah.....
we toured the Conference Center,
walked around BYU,
Played games with the family,
Took Dallin to the MTC,
And went to Stadium of Fire for the
JoNaS bRoThErS!
(yaay. Derek was so excited)
We also saw lots of family (Seb & Precia family, Josh & Rachel family, Bob & Patty, Matt & Shayla family), swam, ate yummy food, and enjoyed the warm sun!
Happy 4th of July!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fathers Day Visit!

This weekend, Rachel and I had a surprise visit from Mom, Dad, and Dallin.
We smiled for pictures,
Enjoyed the scenery,
Ate yummy, yummy food,
Ventured out to Mesa Falls,
And spent time with the family for Father's Day!
Thanks for a fun time!
I love you!

Monday, June 1, 2009

I Passed.....

The Praxis Exam!
After graduation, I am now certified to teach school! I'm so excited and proud of myself! Now, I can just focus on this semester and Fall without the stress of trying to pass my certification test!
(Disclaimer: It was pouring rain today, I came home, saw my scores, and couldn't help but tell everyone!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Location: Oakley, Idaho
Population: 668
Home of the cutest boy in the world: Derek Smith
I have never been fishing before, so Derek decided to take me out to the land his family owns in the basin and fish in their little pond. He swears that a fish hasn't been caught in like 3 years, and guess what? I come along and catch a pretty good sized Rainbow Trout! No catch and release here, I was going to eat that bad boy, and it tasted delicious!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Smith Family for spending the weekend with me! I can't wait to do it again!

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Best Friend

Yes! I am the proud owner of a sky blue beach cruiser, &  I LOVE IT!