Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I'll be living with my uncle Bob and aunt Penney in Farmington and making the commute to Salt Lake City every day to work for Richter7 as their fall intern. I will be moving back to Idaho Falls in December. I was really nervous when I first applied (as I'm sure you remember) but I have decided this is the best time to do an internship. I'll be getting it out of the way for graduation. And even though I'm supposed to be enrolled in classes this fall, I will do fast grad and go to school from January to December and graduate then.
I still can't believe I got this internship! I am so excited about it. Richter7 is such a great company, and I really think I will be able to do a good job for them. They're a fun and energetic company, and this internship is going to be such a great experience.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The happy couple - they're so perfect for each other!
This is Tyrel's debut on my blog! He's my cousin, and he is not only one of the coolest people I know but one of my very best friends in the whole world!
My cousins Jena, Miles, and I
Tyrel and his girlfriend, Vandy
the sign-in table
The parents line - two of my parents' best friends (Stan & Janet Ingram) showed up, it was fun seeing them
My cousins Coya, Hailey, and I
My cousin Cooper enjoying a little ice cream
Grandpa and my little sister, Amy
Jena and I
My mom enjoying some chatting time with some of her brothers and sisters-in-law
Coya and her husband, John
Hailey and her little sister, Hannah
Jena, Miles, Hailey, and I
I love my family!!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Six Things People Might Not Know About Me:
1. I eat a spoon of peanut butter to get rid of heartburn. It totally works!
2. I color-coordinate M&M's before I eat them and go from color to color while I eat them.
3. I collect postcards when I vist new states.
4. I have three beta fish.
5. I've worked at Carino's for almost seven years.
6. I took 3rd place in the expert category in a Guitar Hero contest at Best Buy two years ago. Its true.
I am going to tag Amber, Hailey, Kate, Judy, and Chelsi!
I want to give a shout out to my best friend of 21 years,
Today is her 24th birthday. So happy birthday, Ash! Love you!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday night I got tickets to "The Dark Knight" so I asked Tyson to go with me. That movie is great! We both really enjoyed it. I don't know how many people out there have seen it, but it was awesome. It didn't feel so much like a Batman movie, and I really liked that. It was pretty dark and twisty. Heath Ledger absolutey stole the show as the Joker. When he wasn't in a scene I found myself wanting more of him. I just loved it! It was a great night to just have some fun after a crazy week of moving. I spent all day Saturday unpacking my stuff and getting settled back into my room. It took me almost all day, I can't believe how much stuff I have!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
And as one door is being closed, another will be opening in about seven weeks at the beginning of fall semester. Kayla, Sydney, and Julia lived with me last summer and fall and we decided to live with each other this fall as well. So I'm really excited, after this last semester of reflection and soul searching, to get back into the swing of things and live with some old friends. I'm so excited!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The library is crazy busy during finals week. It is so hard to find a computer. So after aimlessly walking around trying to find one to use I finally found one. When I went to print the paper of course the screen says there was an error connecting to the printer. And to add to it, my I-Card was missing. We have to have that card to print on campus so it's kind of important. At first I thought it was no big deal and I would get a new one at the beginning of the fall semester. Then it dawned on me that I have three more finals over the next couple of days and I need my I-Card to take the tests. So in a panic I retraced my steps back to the Spori and couldn't find it. I needed to call the school and figure out what I needed to do. I then decided to give up on that for now and go to Quick Ship 'n Copy to print off my book for PR before anything else. (Can you imagine how I'm feeling in my brain at this point? I can't even describe it!)
When I got there I had them open up the documents for my book on their computer from my jump drive. I had saved the cover and the rest of the book in two separate documents. And the only one coming up was the cover. And the picture I had added to it this morning was missing. Awesome. I apparently didn't save the book right, it needed to be saved as a pdf. So I had the girl print the cover and I would figure out a way to get the rest printed. Frustrating! So I went home (in tears, mind you) and called the school about my I-Card. I just needed to come in and get a new card, at a $10 fee. So off to the Manwaring Center for a new card I went.
It took a while to get the new card, after the girl at the desk sent me on a wild goose chase to get my I-number that I can't seem to memorize for the life of me. After finally getting my new card I decided to head back to the library to export the book document as a pdf. When I found a computer with Microsoft Word 2007 I opened up the book and clicked to save it properly. Of course, the program wasn't updated with that kind of add-in so I had to install it. After about ten minutes of waiting, it tells me the installation failed because I didn't have the authority to install anything on a campus computer. So I couldn't save it properly. I thought I was going to break down in tears right there in the library!
After some thought I decided to chance the Copy Spot in the library and see if they could help me. And after a few clicks of the mouse my life was saved. I got the whole thing printed out, and I was on my way back to Quick Ship 'n Copy to bind it.
In the end, I got my book printed and bound, and it looks awesome! As far as the picture on the cover, I had to do some cutting and pasting (literally - that's not in computer talk, I actually cut that picture out and glued it on...classy, I know) and I didn't get the 15-page paper printed. After this day, I don't even want to chance it! I'm scared of what crazy adventure I might go on. One positive thing about this day is the fact that I got a new I-Card and I've needed a new one badly. My other one was about three years old and quite scary. I will be so grateful when finals are over! I have three tests left up till Friday, and then I move back to Idaho Falls. I can't wait!
Monday, July 14, 2008
My sister-in-law gave me the idea of finding my celebrity look-alike through uploading a photo and I decided to try it out. So I found a web site that gives you a list of celebrities you look like instead of just one. My number one was Missi Pyle. Then Kate Hudson, Jamie Lyn Spears, and a few others. I decided to try the Celebrity Morph with Kate Hudson and it is so cool! I don't think I look a whole lot like Kate Hudson, but is it just me or do we have kind of the same bone structure? Our jaw lines don't change in that morph. Crazy! You can pick one of the celebrities you look like and morph into them. It definitely shows you what features you have in common with that celebrity. You should try it out at myheritage.com. There's a bunch of fun stuff you can do with pictures. Have fun, and let us know what celebrities you look like!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Let's be honest, I love these things! Amber was actually the one who introduced them to me about six months ago. My mom, sisters, and I are all chocolate freaks and we have really been in to the 100-calorie snack packs of different chocolate treats. But when Amber told me about these mini mint chocolate-drizzled rice cakes in 90-calorie packs I was so excited. I love mint chocolate anything! And these just take the cake (no pun intended). I have never been a fan of rice cakes, but the mint chocolate drizzled over each one makes them so delicious! And at only 90 calories, how much better can you get? I reach for one of these packs when I'm having a chocolate freak out and need a fix. And they 100% satisfy the craving. I love them! And I always have them in my pantry.
Seriously, I love these things and I would gladly be the spokesperson for them. Trust me on this! If you want to have some of your own they are about $3.50 a box, and I have only been able to find them at Albertson's. They're on the same aisle as the cereal and rice cakes. Other flavors include caramel drizzle, buttered popcorn, cinnamon streusel, chocolatey drizzle, and peanut butter. I highly recommend them, they're delicious!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Kris and I
How much more all-American can you get! I just needed to play some baseball and I would have been good to go! I love the Fourth of July, and I had such a great time spending it with family and friends. I can't wait till next year!
Friday, July 4, 2008
I absolutely love the Fourth of July and everything about it! And I think this week I am especially thankful for our country. Every year when the Fourth of July comes around I have the opportunity to leave Idaho Falls and go somewhere else for the festivities. But I can't find it in my heart to do it! I think Idaho Falls has a lot of pride in itself, especially on the Fourth of July, and I love that. I love the feel of the city on this day and how the people that live here show their love for America. I love how all the people come out for the parade and the fireworks, and I love just walking through those crowds watching everybody. I'm grateful to live in a free country where kids can play in their yards without being afraid, and parents can choose where those kids go to school. I am so grateful for those brave men and women who continually fight the good fight for my benefit and my family's. This country is the greatest. I love it, and I am so blessed to be an American. I love the USA!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Me, Deidre, Amber, and Jena - We can't go a wedding without taking a picture of the Four Musketeers!
The dessert table - We had Texas sheet cake and Reed's Dairy strawberry ice cream. Delicious!
The book table
Che', Amber, Amy, and Jena
My uncles and aunts on the Murri side always give a painting to the niece or nephew getting married and Grandma makes them a quilt. What a fun tradition!
The Pasley's came! They're actually in the back of this photo but I wanted to make mention of their presence at the reception. They have been friends of our family's for years, and it meant a lot seeing them there. We love the Pasley's!
Reunion!! Amber, Kristine, and I hadn't seen our good friend Ashley Davis for years and she showed up to the reception with her mom. She's been living in Boise. We were so excited to see her!
Aaron and Britney standing in line with the parents
It turned out to be a really nice reception. I loved seeing so many familiar faces!