Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Please Excuse My Brain

I just finished my last class for the semester and I have my first final in an hour and forty minutes (during our normal class time--instead of class) and I feel like if I don't take a break from studying for this final I may go like this: 

I feel like I know the material pretty well but it's a test and it involves the words FINAL, GRADE, TEST, which for some reason makes my brain want to shut off. I've really enjoyed this class (Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practices) and I'm sad to see the end of, luckily I get to work with my professor next semester in the 2nd part of this class, working in the preschool! 
This is the first final of of four, hopefully with lots of sleep and studying I will make it through--wish me luck, I will see you on the other side!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Phone Posting...Who Knew?

I just discovered that I can blog from my phone, it is really easy and the format still looks good, hopefully that will make it easier to at least pretend to stay up-to-date on my blog. Which is awesome! I'll leave you with this grand picture of myself :)


My friend's dog had puppies and they are the cutest things ever! This little girl greets me every time I turn on my phone. Does anyone want to buy her so that I can come and play with her forever?


Things Beth Needs to Work on Doing Better:
  • Blogging
  • Taking Pictures
  • Having a Life
  • Staying Away from Work When She is Not Working
  • Sleeping
  • Talking/Doing Things with Friends
  • ___________(fill in the blank)

life...summarized in lots of words

I'm already at work but it doesn't start for 30 minutes so I thought that I would give a very quick skimmed over version of what is happening in my life, actually this was an e-mail that I sent out to my family a week or so ago that I'm just copying. :)

A couple of months ago I received the calling to be in the ward choir. I wasn't terribly excited about going but I've been going because I was supposed to. For the last month or so we were working on a version of Battle Hymn of the Republic when the ward was split and our sheet music went with the choir director to the other ward.  Our new director wanted to still try and sing it so we kind of again just using the hymnal. On the last verse he wanted two sopranos to hit a high F for a couple of notes, it was determined that I could do it (ahhh scary). The day came that we were supposed to sing, only I and two other altos showed up for practice, they still wanted to try and sing it (double scary!!) but I hadn't realized it was that Sunday and had to leave right after practice for a mission farewell and there was no way they were going to sing it with only two people. So that is my story of almost singing solo-ish!

It's been a couple of weeks since but my birthday happened. Strangely I wasn't super excited about my birthday this year and I didn't really have any plans when the day started. I woke up and went to class (good job me :D). When I was on my way home from class Kyle called, he and I had a lovely chat until after I got home. When I got home Mom was getting ready to go to the Temple, we talked for a bit and then she left. I was reading and then decided to actually get ready for the day, while I was getting ready my friend Derek texted me and asked me what I was doing for my birthday, I told him nothing and he asked are  going to lunch, I said nope, he asked if I had eaten, I said nope and then he said he was coming to get me to take me to lunch. He took me to lunch at Los Hermanos, a Mexican restaurant in Lindon, my friend Kayla came and met us there when she got off work, of course they told our waiter that it was my birthday so they sang to me...luckily there weren't that many people in the restaurant. When we were done eating we went to Derek's house to see his cute puppies (that were only a few weeks old). Our other friend Tiana had her wisdom teeth removed that day so we got ice cream and dropped it off at her house. By the time we got home from going to Tiana's house it was almost dinner time, Mom, Kayla, and I went to Draper and met Leah and Libbey at the mall for some fun wandering around the mall and dinner at Texas Roadhouse (my first time being there--yummy). Again they told the waiter that it was my birthday and they had this saddle thing you sat on and sang to you (you can check facebook for some lovely pictures of that if you would like). As it was Friday night it wasn't quite as empty as the restaurant had been at lunch, and there were at least 4 other people that got sang to in the tables around us. After dinner we all came home, Mom had bought me some cheesecake, I was a little full so didn't really want some because I was extremely full still from dinner. Kayla and I took some to Derek at work and then we played arcades for awhile and afterwards went to Wal Mart so Kayla could find her presents for my favorites party. We didn't come home from Wal Mart until almost 2! All in all it was a great birthday, especially since I had woken up with no plans whatsoever :)

The Sunday after my birthday I had my second annual favorites party. It was lots of fun, there was 12 of us total. This year I gave a pack of some of my favorite recipes and then the unique spices that go with each of them. Last year I invited everyone to bring a favorite desert and this year we did dips instead, Leah brought this super yummy simple one that I will have to share later with everyone. I will hopefully getting to blogging about this eventually so you can see the pictures and the different things that people brought, it is always fun to see what different people bring and how they fit their personalities. 

Big news at work! My boss (the food manager) Shawnn quit almost a month ago! Because of that I'm on "trial" for his job. It is nice to finally be noticed and appreciated for all the work that I have put into Trafalga but also a little nerve-wracking as Shawnn's boss Lance had also quit a couple of weeks before him so I'm having to kind of double prove myself to the new corporate foods manager. So far the only real big changes I've seen is that I deal with payroll and shift pay problems, I'm still doing scheduling and I'm back to doing ordering again (which we used to do when we were lead cooks--before I was kitchen supervisor).

This year for Halloween I decided to be adventurous and went to 3 different haunted houses. I also discovered something about myself, thinking about them I freak myself out but when I actually go through them I'm not terribly scared. The weekend before Halloween I went to 2 houses with my friends Kayla and Ashlee, the first one was at Provo Towne Center and was terrible, the second was Castle of Chaos and it was so much better-- funny thing is the part that scared me was where they had a gun that shot pockets of air. Halloween night I came home from class (my teacher let us out over an hour early, yahoo!), I felt bad because I didn't have any candy to hand out and Mom was out of town so I didn't really want to sit at home and I wanted to see the kidlets dressed up so I went over to visit Ben and Sonia and family. Sonia was out front handing out candy, while she did that I got to hold a very cute bumble-bee. I visited a bit with the family, talked to the kids when they got back from trick or treating and then went and met some of my friends at work. Derek, Andre, Elisabeth, Caleb, and I headed up to Salt Lake to go to the Fear Factory. It was pretty awesome! Even better was Derek found a coupon online so we all got in cheaper! I had lots of great conversations with the actors (and got told 2 or 3 times that I was weird--not sure if was because I wasn't scared or because of the things I said, who knows :D). I've discovered that you should not do haunted houses in dresses (I was wearing my gypsy costume). One of the best parts was after the house when we were walking out, we were walking away from the gates when all of a sudden a hula-hoop went over my head, I grabbed it and asked if I could keep it as I continued to walk away. I finally turned around to see who it as, there was a guy dressed as the devil. I asked again if I got to keep the hula-hoop and he went off with this memorized poem about challenging the devil and if you can win, blah, blah, blah. He gave me 3 hula-hoops and I had to be able to hula-hoop them, I told him that I wouldn't be able to and he said to try so I showed him that I couldn't do it. He told me I had 3 chances and then he would get to keep my soul or something like that, I decided that I rather liked my soul and took off running down the sidewalk, I was about a block away when I stopped and looked back to find him running after me, while hula-hooping! I took off again until he stopped and went back, needless to say it was interesting. (Derek recorded him so I will see if I can somehow send it to share :D)

I have now officially been a "third-wheel" on a date. There is a guy from my work that likes this girl from work but she doesn't like him and she has told him several times of that fact. Last Friday he invited her to come to a movie that was being paid for by his single ward. She asked Derek and I to come along for the sole purpose of being a third wheel, and let me say it was awkward. Apparently he tried holding her hand a couple of times during the movie, which didn't go over so well with her. After the movie the ward paid for everyone to go to Sammy's and get milkshakes. While we were waiting for ours we were sitting at this bench thing, it went Derek, I, Elisabeth, and Andre. Andre and Elisabeth were sitting almost 2 feet away from each other and weren't really talking. The whole time Derek kept whispering to me, tell her to sit closer, tell her to talk to him, etc. It was really weird being there but I think it would have been even worse without us there to start up random conversations about nothing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Missed Me?

This is probably by far the biggest amount of time that has gone between me blogging, you want to know why?
Because my life has been completely taken over by this:
and this:

Besides that my life is pretty boring, the last cool thing I did? Umm go to Oregon and California for a week with Kayla and Kyle. Oh yeah I should probably blog about that :) I'll work on it. I have 40 minutes before class and my assignment is done so I just thought that I would pop in and say "HI!"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Whoopy Brea--Look Who's 23!

Way back in February my bestie turned 23! Where has time gone that we haven't gotten that old (I was talking with my Mom tonight about how close I'm getting to be a quarter of a century, to be honest not that excited about it). 
Brea and Darrell hosted a fun party at their house, it was fun to get together with all our Newport friends, we live so close but because of life we don't get to see each other all the time. 

I was in charge of the drink and because I've cut back on soda I wanted to a drink that didn't include any, I found this really yummy lemonade- it must have been a hit because the whole bowl got brought into the living room where we were eating. 

Probably the best picture of the whole night, Leah was trying to tell Addie to be a monkey and I caught in on camera :)

Look at those cute pregnant bellies, crazy that they both have had their babies now and that Abby is two months old and Carson is a month old!

You would have thought that it was Addie's party with all the attention that she gets :)

At one point Addie disappeared into her room and shut the door, Brea and Kimmy were trying to see what she was doing in there by herself.

Brea has become quite the master at making awesome and delicious ice cream cakes.

Kimmy kept clipping the hairbow on Addie's nose and then it would fall off, Addie thought it was the most funny thing in the world and kept on bringing it back to her so she could do it again. 

Life...It Catches You Sometimes

I was talking with a friend yesterday about her new blog and some questions that she had about design when I realized that I've been terrible and haven't blogged in well over a month, not that things haven't been happening I just haven't had the desire or energy to sit down and write about it. Well school is out for another month (when I will start summer term...yeah, boo!) and I plan on getting caught up as much as I can. My posting may continue to be sporadic and at this point they may not be posted in order but they will get done, stick with me as I continue to write about the my crazy life!

A Slab Good-Bye

I'm realizing that I'm not really a fan of growing up :( Especially when growing up means that friends graduate and move away. Erin and J.J. finished school in December and have left for Texas for the summer and then they will be going to school in Iowa. Yeah for them, boo for me. Before they left we wanted Allisyn and Addie to have one more chance to play and to see each other so we met for lunch at a newer (I think that it's actually been there for a year or two now but it was my first time going) place called Slab Pizza. It was really good and I would highly recommend it. There were so many different choices and it was hard to narrow it down so Brea and I got two different kinds- The Chicken Club and Rosemary-Potato Bacon and shared (they were both super yummy!). 
It was fun to watch the girls play, they were both ready for naps by the end but they were certainly having fun chasing each other in circles around the table. 

Jamie even returned from her mission a couple days before so she joined us to get as much Erin and Allisyn time as possible.

The Chicken Club....I may or may not have recreated it a couple of times at work this past week :)

The Rosemary-Potato Bacon...I thought that it sounded a little strange at first but it was really good.

They were really good size pieces. Because the place was right by campus Darrell came down and joined us for lunch as well.

Addie and Allisyn were so funny, Addie would lead and Allisyn would follow (along with my water bottle, both Alli and Addie love it for some reason and seem to think that it is theirs).

It's hard to believe that we have been friends for 5 years now, my how the time has flown!