Thursday, September 27, 2012

Next Semester

I may be going to Europe next semester. Maybe. One of my best friends, Jackie, and I are plotting some grand adventures. We want to go to Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, England… Because we can!

Our current idea. Any thoughts?
And why not go? This will probably be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I don’t want to pass it up to stay in Provo and study textbooks. Also, I’m not in my program yet which will make next semester useless anyways. (Because I won’t be able to take any more major classes until I’m in the elementary ed program, which will take a semester to be accepted. If that makes sense) We will learn so much and have so much fun at the same time! And potentially do some sick climbing. Whaaaattt!! J

But, the thought of leaving Provo does make me sad. If you can believe that! Mostly the thought of leaving my roommates makes me hesitate. I love them, they are the best! My roommate and I have so much fun just hanging out in our apartment, talking about boys (or the lack thereof), and eating ice cream (which doesn’t help with the lack of boys J) I would freaking miss my roommate Johanna way a lot. Christmas break would roll around and I would be moving out, not just packing up my duffel bag for a fun little visit home. Scary! 

Yes, this trippy trip would cost us quite a large sum of money. Which would be totally worth it, I think. We will have to work super hard this summer to have enough money to pay for school next fall though. But we shall return! We have taken an oath that we will return to BYU post-adventuring. We swear we will still graduate, we just want to have some epic adventures. This is my darling mother’s greatest concern, so I had to add a disclaimer. J

Do you think I should go? Do you think Jackie and I should actually take a semester off to travel the world?  We can totally make it happen, we just have to decide if we want to actually do it. To travel or not to travel, that is the question! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bountiful Basket: Week 1

Our first basket! 
Johanna and I signed up for Bountiful Baskets, a co-op where you can buy a whole basket of fruit and vegetables for 15 bucks. It's a way good deal, and then you have so many fruits and veggies to love and eat throughout the week!  We signed up for our basket on Monday, and then picked it up on Saturday. You should sign up too, because it's the best decision we have ever made. :)   

So what did we do with all these goodies? Most of it we just gobbled right up, especially the adorable little watermelon. We demolished that little guy in about 5 minutes. Wanna know all the fun things we made? Welp, you are in luck because I am going to tell you! :) 

I have the cutest roommates ever. :)
Sunday was Jena's birthday and so we used a few of our yummy things in her dinner. We made fettuccine alfredo that was way good and incredibly easy. We used the broccoli for that, and the cucumber, lettuce and carrots for the salad.  

We boiled the leftover carrots, some bell peppers, and the bag of radishes. We were stumped on what else to do with a bag full of radishes, so we just boiled them. It blew our minds to watch the radishes as they cooked. First, the water was super purple. And then all the water just vanished! Cool dude. The radishes were way good after we added a ton of butter, salt and pepper. :)
Fries-so good! :)
We also made twice baked sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries with our carrots. Just kidding. :) We made up our recipe for the twice baked sweet potatoes. We added a hunk of butter, a bunch of brown sugar, some nutmeg and some cinnamon. And I added marshmallows on top of a few because I could. :) I thought they were super good, but Johanna was not such a huge fan because they were too sweet. Which is why I liked them! The fries were a total hit. They were super delicious. We made a batch with just salt and pepper, and then a batch with paprika and garlic salt in addition. They were both really good, and way easy to make. 

Love me some banana bread!
We made some classic banana bread with the bananas that got a little too brown. We took some over to my brother and his roommates, and I think they might have liked it a little bit. :) The recipe used sour cream, which made the bread really moist and super yummy. We also left the bananas a little chunky so the bread had yummy banana pieces in it. Sooo good! 

What else did we make? Apple crisp! In the microwave. Whhhaaaattt? Johanna made this, and I have no idea how. I just cut the apples perfectly and then devoured the finished product. It was freaking delicious, and a great way to use those last few apples. 

So basically, we gained about 20 pounds this week, but it was so worth it. I love Bountiful Baskets! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

All About Attitude

I'm back at good ole BYU! Not gonna lie, I have been having a hard time adjusting to life back at school. I had an awesome summer working at Firewalker with some of my best friends. I got to spend tons of time with my family too. Basically, this summer rocked. Then I came back to school, where I had to get a job, start cooking for myself, and go to classes... It was a rough transition. There were about two weeks where I was in a not very happy mood most of the time, which is super crazy weird for me.

I talked to my mom one day, and told her how unhappy I was, and asked her what I should. Wanna know what she told me? That I needed to change my attitude. I was hoping she was going to tell me I should probably transfer to a school in England or something.

So what am I gonna do about it? Every day, I'm going to come up with one really good reason why I am glad to be back in Provo. This last week has been lots better already, and I am much more like myself again. But I am still going to come up with a reason I'm glad to be back at school. This will help me realize how great life is now, instead of just wishing it was still summer. What's the reason I'm glad to be here today? My awesome friends!

Today is actually my roommate Jena's birthday. Jena is the sweetest, nicest, most caring person you will ever meet. She is always smiling, and she can make you happy no matter how you are feeling! We were able to celebrate her birthday by going to Texas Roadhouse yesterday, where we made her sit on the birthday saddle so we could all give her a big birthday "YEE HAW!!!!". Great times. Here is a super cute picture of us from dinner yesterday! I'm grateful to be back in Provo so I can hang out with all of my amazing friends from last year. I love my friends!! :)
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