Brownie Updates

Brownie Updates
this is the life

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Don't be jealous

This is how I spent my Saturday - temple, homework, 30 minute nap, homework, lunch, homeowrk, workout, homework, study group for stats, homework, dinner, and finally at 10:05 I finished my stats test and homework. Yep that was a very productive day!! But I was so excited when I was finished because for the first time in over a month I don't have to do homework today, on the sabbath. Just knowing that has made my Sunday so much better.

Thanksgiving was great and I have so much to be thankful for. I am so blessed and I really do appreciate all of the blessings in my life. To sum up my Thansgiving holiday I would say: STATISTICS. That is why I did not go home because I knew I would have a ton to do, and I did but I only have two more weeks and then I will have another blessing in that class being over:) I still really do enjoy the class but it is quite difficult.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Lakeridge girls basketball won their first game of the season. I was really excited. The team we played was not very good but it is always good to get a win after you have been making them work so hard at practice for two and a half weeks. But this post is not about the win, it is about how nervous I was.

There are certain times when I get really nervous. For example the first time I gave a presentation in my English class in college. I was so nervous. As a result I was sweating bullets the entire time and I sweat right through my shirt. Yea that is disgusting, but more than it being disgusting it is also very embarrassing. Katie and I had many good laughs about that along with other times that I would sweat due to nervousness.

Yesterday was one of those days where I sweat a ton because I was so nervous. I don't know why I was so nervous. I wanted to win but it isn't like when you are a player and you can actually change the game. But the moral of the story is I was sweating machine and after the game I felt like I had played an entire game. I was sweaty and exhausted. Thank goodness it is Thanksgiving break I am going to try not to sweat so much in the next game.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I need a stats tutor

I have reached the point in the stats class that I cannot do the homework anymore. It is way over my head. The only thing I can do is put the info into the computer but I can't even analyze it once it comes out. There is only one month left and I have to pass this class. I am really worried. I have been working on my homework a ton this week and to no avail. What ever happened to those text books that have the answers explained in the back of the books, you know that walk you through step by step. I want one of those. I just need someone to walk me through step by step and explain to me what every single symbol means. Is that asking to much?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Good Ole Days

Since last week was Katie's b-day and it is not going down in the books as the best day ever, I thought I would post some pictures from the past that always put me in a good mood. No, I still have not sent her the awesome bday card I got I think I left it at the store because I can't seem to find it (however I did pay for it) and thanks to Dan for scanning the pictures. I would also like to add that I was extremely nice in my picture selection. I have a lot worse of the both of us.

The first picture has always been referred to as the death trip. Katie, Mikila, Carrie, and I traveled from Rexburg to Jackson Hole for a Saturday of fun. None of us had ever been there. We didn't check the weather before hand and who knew there was a huge mountain pass? We had tons of laughs in the car and even some screaming from the backseat. We only almost died a few times, just enough to scare you and make you realize maybe you should not have gone on that day in those conditions.

The next picture is one of Katie and I exercising at home. Katie, Mikila, and I were the stairmaster queens at Ricks. Sometimes it was just to cold to go outside and walk to campus to work-out so we made up dance/aerobic routines in the living room. Our favorite song to dance to at the time was Bye-bye-bye, you know the backstreet boys.

Then there was the day that Katie's foot started to hurt. I was like did you fall? We could not figure out why it hurt (except for that it started hurting after we went running) and finally she made an appointment to get it looked out. On her way out the door to the doctors office I exclaimed, "I hope you come back with crutches!" Seemed funny at the time. When she came home she had a big ole boot on but no crutches. Oh and did I mention the death look she gave me. I was not very empathetic, I am still not great at it. We laughed about the boot a ton.

The best way to describe the next picture is California girls welcome to Idaho. None of us had ever owned a real coat so we went and bought one before we came to school. As you can tell from the picture the three of us showed up with the biggest coats known to man. We laughed about them all freshman year (Ericas was not nearly as bad). For some reason our sophmore year Katie and I had new coats.

And last but not least poof that once in a while we did our hair and attempted to look normal.

I miss the good ole days when it seemed like there were no worries. We did not really worry about anything we just hung out and had fun. Now there are health issues, political issues, teaching issues, and school issues. I guess that comes with adulthood.

Katie has been a great friend to me. It always makes me laugh when I think about how different we are but I think that is what makes our friendship work. Thanks for always listening to me and always being good to me.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Basketball Season Begins

It is that exciting time of year, basketball season!! I have been slightly hesitant this year because I am the head coach, because of my thesis, and because of my stats class, but it comes down to the fact that I love basketball and after a couple of weeks I love being the coach and working with the girls at our school. It is a great opportunity for me. I do hate making team cuts. It is always really hard and really sad. All the girls want to be on the team but we can not keep them all. That is the hardest thing about being the coach, and not being able to play everyone as much as they would like. So tomorrow at 6 am tryouts begin, I have class after school on Mondays so lucky for them once a week we have an early morning practice. This year we have some good athletes so I am anticipating a fun season and HOPING there will not be to much DRAMA. Drama coexists with 14 year olds so that hope most likely will not come true. To a new season!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Can you guess what I was for Hallowween?

So I really do not like Halloween but this was my costume this year. Do you know who I am? It was actually a really fun costume and it was free, minus the creativity which seems to cost a lot these days. I chose this costume so that I could quote, "There is no excuse for awesomeness or attractiveness," all night long. Yes, this is me eating, I am really good at that.


Amber and I decided we needed a weekend away. We debated for awhile on where to go. In the end Moab was a great option for us. I could bring...