Monday, December 18, 2006

Lots of pictures, little words and little time.

I just thought I would post this really fast. A lot happened this weekend, I just don't have a lot of time to write about all the events. We had our ward Christmas party, it was really nice. Spur of the moment I was asked to read a Christmas book and tell everyone how it was one of my favorites… the problem was, I had never read or even seen the book. Friday night me and some of the girls went up to the biggest, prettiest, and nicest cabin ever. We went to Island Park for Jenn’s bachlorette party. We made an awesome dinner and had sundaes for dessert. The cabin had 9 beds! And all these cool crawl spaces and lofts. It was our high councilmen’s cabin, so it was FREE too! Saturday morning we left he cabin early and drove the hour ride to Targhee where we snowboarded the day away until it closed. I haven’t been snowboarding since I lived in Calgary, probably 6 years ago! But I actually didn’t do too badly and I almost wish I was staying for winter semester! It’s an expensive hobby though. (Aaron, I want to go when I come to Provo on Wednesday). Sunday I gave a talk in church about a Christmas topic of my choice. I went with Mary and her Sacrifices made to give birth to the Savior. Sunday night we had a roommate dinner of about 100 different dishes. We were trying to use all of our food up before we all head out. My roommate Jill even bought some Crab Legs (it wasn’t something we exactly had “laying around” but they were nice to eat anyway). We did our Secret Santa gift exchange as well and Jacquie got me some nice earrings and a gift card to American Eagle. The semester has flown by! I have 2 finals today, and then I just have to clean and pack up.

(P.S. the picture of me playing nintendo was Courtney going around taking pictures of all of us in our "Natural Habitat" and the picture of the bomb pops has a lot of significance. For those of you that know... I have found that they are the cure to my intestine problem… )

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Final Stretch...

Time is flying! I can’t believe Thanksgiving was already a few weeks ago. It was a fun trip too. I was in Provo for a few days where I got to spend some time with Mike, and Jordan before he heads off on his mission. The weather was really nice too. Carol and I drove up to Logan Wednesday afternoon. Upon arriving Erin, Russell, Alison and I went rock climbing at some indoor place. We laughed a lot, especially when Russell found a dead mouse in his rock-climbing shoes. Thanksgiving Day was spent indulge on all of Aunt Diane’s finest creations. That Friday we attended the Nutcracker Ballet. It’s a Lee family tradition. I had never seen the Nutcracker or a ballet for that matter so it was fun to get dressed up and go to the theater. I wish I had some pictures of the night. Saturday we played some kickball down at the park, did a little shopping, and ate at a Chinese Buffet. My roommate, Courtney, picked me up in Logan on her way up from Bountiful and stayed for dinner on Sunday. It was such a fun trip; I said if I had a car I would visit Logan more often. December has flown by. This is my last week of regular class, a few finals next week, and then I’ll be catching a flight to Atlanta. We had been shocked with how nice the weather has been in Rexburg lately. We’ve had no snow at all until late last night. I walked home from the testing center on Saturday in just a t-shirt. I just looked at the weather and it’s scheduled to snow for the next 10 days, so our good luck has been cut off. School work has been rather time consuming lately, but we have made a bit of time for a few social events. I went on a date about two weeks ago. We went up to Kelly Canyon and rode snowmobiles. It was a full moon so you could see everything perfectly. There were plenty of deer out there too. A week ago we attended an 80’s party. A large group of us were completely decked out, but when we got to the party there was barely anyone dressed up. Thursday night we went down to Pocatello for a concert (The Format, for anyone that cared). It was really good except the singer got hit in the face with a shoe and almost left. The best part of the night was when he said “HOW YOU DOIN’ BOISE STATE?!” and it was dead silent. Little did he know he was at ISU. Hahahaha. In other news, I ate a meal worm in my Biology Lab class. It was for 5 points extra credit. I could have eaten 20 of them if he hadn’t of put a 1 per person limit on it. They tasted like little french-fries. My roommate Nicole just got engaged on Wednesday. She hopes to have the wedding February 16, so there has been a mad scramble on making wedding plans and decisions. I have a few more finals and a talk to give on Sunday and then I am home free. I’ve been sending packages back to Georgia to myself, because I don’t think I will have room to fly out with all my belongings. Main street in Rexburg is completely covered with lights. It looks really pretty. Last night I ate my first dinner at the Galley. During this time of the semester everyone is trying to use up meal passes as fast as they can. Lucky for me I have a few guy friends in that situation. Anyway, I better get back to studying…