Saturday, November 12, 2011

Anticipation Station

I cannot contain my excitement any longer.
In less than 2 months I will be moving back to Idaho!

I will definitely miss Alaska's people, wildlife, scenery, my family, and my dog. 
I will probably not miss,the freezing cold, non-pack-able snow, and the lack of sunlight winter has brought though. 

Rexburg will be like a tropical vacation. 

I love my life of econ and friends. I love seeing a temple everyday. I love getting to run away to UT to see my Grandma, Grandpa, and extended family. I love only being 4 hours away from family get-togethers and parties. I love that I'll live less than 5 minutes from Ry. I love that we'll go to the same school. I love having parties for no reason at all. I love buying 10 pounds of potatoes for $5. I love hearing inspired words everyday. I love that I will still be able to visit Grandpa Jim regularly to talk, clean his grave, and leave happy things. I love hearing devotionals weekly. I love visiting teaching. I love moving. I love change. I love love.

BIG NEWS- I have decided to move. I love Davenport Apartments and all of the girls I have lived with, but am ready for a change. Frequent parties will still be held at my place... my new place. I plan to see you there.

<3 Living the Dream,

REMEMBER:  We don't quit playing because we grow old.... we grow old because we quit playing.

Friday, November 11, 2011

...because of the brave.

I'm proud to be an American,
 where at least I know I'm free.

And I won't forget the men who died, 
who gave that right to me.

I'm so thankful for those who 
have served, 
are serving, 
or will serve.

Land of the free,
because of the brave.

God Bless the USA!

Thank you.

Grandpa Gossett                   Grandpa Jim
Grandpa Van                                                        Ryan Kilburn

Monday, November 7, 2011

Death via Education

I hope ya'll are having a great Monday morning.
If not, I have something that should brighten your mood....

Class registration for BYU-Idaho started today, and due to my mass amounts of credits, I am eligible to register tomorrow. Since most of my classes are upper level, there are only 1 or 2 class times to choose from.
This has made things just lovely.

Example: Managerial Economics is only offered from 8-930 on Tues/ make matters even more lovely, the dean of the econ department, Bro. Hirschi, is the instructor. He is way awesome, but this means Mandy will need to get her butt to class early and remain awake and alert the entire time.

This is going to be rough folks.

I am a lame student that prefers taking classes starting at 9 or 10:15. I then stay in the econ lab doing homework until 6 or so.... but from 6-1:30 or so is my party/work time. 
Looks like my party time will be starting earlier and hopefully ending earlier...

If you have ever been my roommate I'm sure you are experiencing near death via laughter.

On the upside, I have plenty of time to show my dear econ lab some lovin during the crazy long breaks between my classes. Hopefully I take advantage of that, rather than swiftly assuming the 3 minute walk back to my lovely bed. 

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

You may now place your bets on my total number of tardies and skips.

If that hasn't completely elated you, 

BIG NEWS- I am no longer a T.Swizzle hater.

Weird, right?! I don't really know when / how this happened. It is just a random realization I had the other day when my little sister was humming a Swift song. I can enjoy occasional Swizzy sing-alongs.

This is for reals. I realize this would be nearly impossible to believe if you have ever lived with, dated, or even known me.

I'm just as surprised as you are.

<3 Living the Dream,

REMEMBER: A day without make-up is a fine day indeed.