Monday, December 29, 2008

Ok, now I am panicking

Since I graduated from BYU-I I have been contemplating grad school. I finally found a program up at BYU that interest me. And so I had to bite the bullet and register to take the GRE. And I am terrified, petrified, discombobulated...I don't remember the last time I was this scared. OK maybe heading off to Brazil came close. But even when I was heading to who know where in Maine for an internship, I wasn't this scared or worried. Everyone I talk to tells me its not that bad. However I have gone online and done some of the practice tests and they....worry me to say the least. Who uses those words and that problem solving. I have lots of problems and I don't need to do those computations. I always considered myself fairly academic and somewhat smart. But now I am starting to question my academic ability. It's a good thing I already forked over the $140 to take the test or else I might consider pulling out. Please those who have taken it before give me words of comfort, tips, answers, anything. Prayers would be good. I am taking it on Saturday, January 3. Happy New Year! This week I am spending lots of time in the library. Which shows some of my desperation. Even when I was in school I didn't spend that much time in the library.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas day

I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas. I know I did.

Christmas Eve we had everyone over for dinner. We played games. We filmed a little nativity starring Benjamin as baby Jesus. We used to do this every year when we were younger and send it to my grandparents who lived in Maryland. Then we got to open one present which of course were pajamas (another resurrected tradition.) 

Christmas morning my family has a tradition, some people might call it absurd, we sleep in, we shower, get dressed, eat a big breakfast, clean up and then we go in and open presents. Oh yeah and we go in one by one so my dad can film each one of us separately.  Sometimes we don't start doing the presents thing until 10 or 10:30.  Yes when I was younger I got very antsy and it nearly killed me to wait so long. But now it is actually really nice to spread out and make it last. I was very excited with what I received. A book, DVD, little crockpot, an Eric Dowdle framed print of Jerusalem and a bike. Which I can't really use right now but I am really excited for when I can use.

The bike is a model called a hybrid. It's not a road bike and its not a mountain bike. The frame is a little different. The handle bars are higher up so your back doesn't get sore. Its super light which I really like. Its not a super expensive bike but its not a Wal mart bike neither. So I am pretty happy with it.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Girls Night Out!!

Our first annual girl's night out at the Nutcracker.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Look what Santa left us...isn't he cute!

This is better than a puppy. I think we'll keep him.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things...

Peanut butter and homemade strawberry jam
Paisley and Daisies
Brothers and Sisters
Laughing till it hurts
Peaches and Strawberries
Grandma's house
Sleeping under the stars
Spending a day at the lake
Stamps in my passport
Seeing new places
Experiential Education
Getting good and sweaty
Garden vegetables
Turquoise and pink
Four Seasons
Flip flops and hoodies
New running shoes
Dark Chocolate
Wasting a day reading every now and then
Finding five bucks in a pocket that I had forgotten about
A weekend in the mountains (actually a week)
The Happiest Millionaire (Old Disney Movie)
Sunday afternoon naps
Running in the morning out in the middle of no where
A good date
Being right
Climbing trees
Making Christmas presents
Big snow storms
Old movies (I mean the classics, before the 70s and 80s)
Filling up my car for under 20 dollars
Hearing from friends
Eating until I'm stuffed
Winning at games
my electric blanket
vacation days
finishing everything on a to do list
Still fitting into clothes I wore in high school=)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Under Contruction

So I was trying out some different backgrounds to add to the Christmas spirit. And while I was working my mom's laptop died on me. So that is why my colors don't match and it looks a little weird. But it is going to look that way a little longer because I don't feel like taking the time to fix right now.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This song of mine, In three-quarter time....

This is one of my favorite lines from a Christmas song. It is random and but it rhymes.  It comes from the Christmas Waltz sung by the Carpenters, but others sing it too, like Sinatra, Harry, Buble.  (sigh) Every time I hear it no matter where I am I have to sing out that line.
carolers"It's that time of year when the world falls in love
Ev'ry song you hear seems to say "Merry Christmas,
"May your New Year dreams come true"
And this song of mine in three-quarter time
Wishes you and yours the same thing, too

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas Season and is taking opportunity to enjoy all the little moments of it before it slips by again.
Full lyrics found HERE.