Wednesday, January 18, 2012

6 Days.

I leave in 6 days.  6 DAYS people.  All I can think about is this mish coming up.  I mean, I was watching Anastasia the other night and I was finding all these connections to the mish.  Anastasia for crying out loud.  I may or may not have had to wipe a tear from my eye when I heard thissss.


Other things running around in my head.

1. I'm scared.
2. I'm really thankful for my mom.  Like reallly realllllllyyy thankful.  And I'm really scared I'm going to miss her too much.
3. I hope my farewell talk goes ok.  I'm talking last.  And I don't know how I feel about that.
4. I'm really excited to learn Spanish.
5. I'm really excited to meet my companion and I hope we get along real great.
6. I love the temple.
7. I need to stop going to all my favorite restaurants cause I'm pretty sure I've gained about a million pounds.  But give me a break, I'm not going to be able to go to Orange Leaf (best frozen yogurt in the world) for 18 months.
8. I'm glad I'm finally done clothes shopping for the mish.  really really glad.
9. I'm not on a very good missionary schedule.
10. I'm sad I'm not going to be able to listen to songs like this for 18 months.  

But people, I'm still really excited.  I'm just getting nervous.  But I just have a feeling I'm gonna love it and so I'm going with that.  Love you all!



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Longest Post Yet.

So a lot has been happening in my life lately blah blah blah.  First off... I got my mission call!  Whoop whoop.  But seriously, I'm excited.  I had my whole family praying that I would go foreign and learn a language.  Secretly I also wanted to leave in January.  I opened my call and found out I was going to  Chile. Learning Spanish. Leaving January 25th.  Who gets everything they want in a mission call?  So that was amazing.

For a full video of the opening of the call, take a gander at my facebook.
Second, today I did a session in the Bountiful Temple and guess who was in my session?  DAVID ARCHULETA!  Like David Archuleta people.  Daaaaavid Arrrrchullllleettta!  I was freaking out.  In fact, I still am freaking out.  I was right behind him when we walked in and then I sat right behind him in the chapel before the session started.  I talked to him while we were waiting and  I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm crazy.  I was completely freaking out and I really have no idea what I said.  Sometimes when I'm nervous things just come out of my mouth.  This happens a lot when I give blood.  It's never pretty, and that's exactly what I felt like when I was talking to David Archuleta.  I asked him where he is going on his mish (cause I've heard it's Chile) but he said he's not telling anyone.  Laame.  But I still love him.  We will be married.
My sisters and I may or may not have skipped school to follow David Archuleta around all day when he visited Utah during American Idol.  Ok, we totally did.  And it was totally amazing. 
My seventeen year old self took this picture thank you very much.  That used to be the closest I had ever gotten to him.  Not anymore.





Since it's been forrreeever since I last blogged, here's a quick picture update on the other happenings in my life (not quite as exciting as David Archuleta, but fun nonetheless.)
Thanksgiving at our house.  43 people.  One of the best yet.
Grandpa's 80th birthday.  Yes, he blew out the candles with smoke rings.
Two of my favorite people on one of my favorite holidays.
Last semester of IWA.
Spent the semester living with these beautiful people.  I learned so so SOOO much from them.
Finally got to kiss my Microbiology book goodbye.


Love love LOVE you all!  

p.s. my farwell is Jan. 22 at eleven.  Be there.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mission? Whaaat?


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You better believe it's happening this Thursday.  
 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Call me... Lizard Girl

Greetings to the faithful five who read this.  I have a quick story for you.

So when I was back to school shopping with my lovely mother I was feeling a bit sad.  I didn't want summer to be over, I didn't want to start a hard semester, I didn't want to leave my family etc. etc.  So, we were getting pencils and stuff and my mom spotted these lovely folders.  

Yep, it's a green lizard

Yep, it's an orange lizard


We had a good laugh and decided to buy them.  I thought I would have the confidence to rock these folders but I must admit, every time I pull them out I get embarrassed.  I just want to explain to everyone sitting around me that these folders are a joke.  I'm not really that creepy girl who loves reptiles.   I just bought these cause they make me laugh every time I see them.  That's all.  I'm not a lizard girl.  But I'm pretty sure everyone just thinks I love lizards.  Oh well.

Also this  made my day better today.  Which led me to this which made it even better.

love you all

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I play a lot of cards... Obviously

Since summer is drawing to a close I've been thinking a lot about what I've learned this summer.  I've learned...

1. Playing cards is really great.

2. My family is the best to play with.

3. I really like to win. really like to win. and usually do win.

4. Hearts is probably my favorite card game to play.  Clue is my favorite board game.

5. My sisters and lovely mother get very hyper after a couple hours of playing.

video

Oh you want more footage of my mom laughing uncontrollably?  Ok, you twisted my arm, here it is.

video

 Love you all! Play more cards!

p.s. The title of this post is a quote from my all time favorite movie.  Get it?  No?  Well here's a clip to help you out

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I'm blogging. Whaaaat?

Howdy.  I'm Erin.  Before we get started on this magical journey of blogging, you should know...

Today, I ate six of these...

Cake Bites.  Sweet Tooth Fairy I love you.




Today I finished this book for the 18 hundred millionth time...

Yes I realize I read what 13-year-old boys read.  It's fine.


Today I realized I have the best of these...




And these...






Today this made me laugh.  Pretty hard.

All in all, today was a good day.