Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas... late as usual.

Merry Christmas!! I just thought I would put our Christmas picture on here for those who didn't receive a card! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Santa brought you everything you wanted. I know I got what I wanted :) Four months in London is the greatest gift ever! Thanks mama and papa!
And with a little magic.... here is Mr. and Mrs. Clause and their reindeer!

fall... more like winter.

My favorite semester has come to a close. I had the most amazing roommates and made and strenghtened some of the greatest friendships I have ever had. I am going to miss all of these amazing girls while I am in london but I know I will see them in april when I get back!

My roommates (the babies) Hillary, Katy, Analisa and I.

My best friends! Alyssa, Me and Allison!

I love all of these girls dearly!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

my favorite place in the great white north.

I am fortunate enough to live an hour away from one of the most amazing ski towns in the US. Jackson Hole, WY become one of my favorite spots to visit while I am living in Idaho. Abby, My roommate Emily and I went last semester and this semester I have been twice with best friends Allison, Brad and Jonny! If you are ever in Jackson you MUST eat at Bubba's BBQ. Hands down greatest barbecue I have had the pleasure of partaking of!
We (Brad, Allison Jonny and I) found Big Foot!

and then Jonny shot him...

The infamous Antler Arches!

I am so lucky to have amazing friends who happen to love going on adventures as much as I do!

Someone's First Visit to Good Ol' Turlock

Yes... I brought a boy home. NO... he is not my boyfriend. I am pretty sure I gave my Nanny a heart attack surprising her in Carmel with my friend Brad at my side. First question she and Marjorie asked me when we were alone was how long me and Brad had been dating. I will give fair warning when the time comes that I bring a boy home for that purpose!

We spent a day in Carmel. Nanny, Pop and the Lewis' were at their beach house and graciously allowed us to drop in on them, and made us dinner!

We went on the Pier in Monterey and as always had clam chowder!

Brad and I had been stuck in below freezing weather for too long so we decided to take the boat out on the lake one day when it was in the mid sixties. The water was freezing but wet suits helped! Oh how I miss California weather!Gauthier Kids!

It was quite the fun visit for Brad!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

london in the winter time... it's a must.

It's official! I got into the London BYU Winter 2010 Study Abroad program and I am moving to London next semester! I leave January 8th and won't be back until April!! I am extremely excited!
This is what I have to look forward to!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

let them eat CAKE.

As I'm sure you know I am extremely social and love to throw parties... which is why I have, yet again, changed my major to communications to eventually become and event planner. I am so excited about this!! Anyways, I convinced my roommates that we should throw a party. :) Just imagine a semi small apartment crammed with easily a hundred people and four cakes, three batches of brownies, two dozen cookies, a chocolate fountain with everything you can thing of to dip in it and there you have it! It was the funnest thing ever but such a mess to clean up later that night!

Will, Josh, Me, Quintin, Lys and Brad!

Celeste, John, Me, John John, Ali!!

My little Canadian roommate, Katy!

Lara, Kim, Court, Me!
Me and Lar!
Megan, Me, Cassidy, Erika!
So worth it!!

marshmallows, starbursts and hot dogs.

BONFIRE TIME!!! It was my friend Erika and Dan's birthdays a few weeks ago so we all decided to have a huge bonfire party out at Beaver Dick park (yes that is the real name for the park)! We all roasted marshmallows to made smores, made hot dogs and roasted starbursts which is the greatest thing I have ever tasted!
Erika and the Tripod!

My pretty much roommates!

Johnny, Allison, John John, Dallas and Me


before the snow.

My friends Mike and Eirk have the second awesome boat... my dad's being the first :) Before it got cold we made sure to go to the lake and have some fun! Here are some pictures!

Allison, Me, Coops and Clark

This is my good friend Blake. He's a prefessional wakeboarder... I have never been so amazed while watching someone wakeboarding.
My best friend Allison and Me
Tubing! Before we all hit heads.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

my not so little, little sister.

Around the end of spring semester Abby, who I nicknamed Wubbas years ago, came to visit me in Rexburg. We had loads of fun! The first two days it was just me and abs in my apartment so we had sister time, watched movies, had nap time, pampered ourselves, and made tons of desserts for a "social" that I threw for Abby on Sunday night. Then Monday she attended classes with me and Tuesday we took a road trip up to to Jackson Hole, WY. Before heading off though my roommate and infamous photographer from my blog Emily had us pose for her. It was one of the greatest times I have had with my little sis and I will never forget our fun weekend we shared in the burg. Here are some shots from our sister photoshoot.

I love my little sister :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

summer time.

The Summer is my favorite time of year. I love the heat. I love the water. I love trying my hardest to be tan. And now I love the little time that I have home between semesters. I know I have been terrible at writing and I have no excuse because I have been quite lazy the last few weeks. But here's a little about my pre-summer in Rexburg and my seven week break so far in lovely Turlock.

I finished up spring semester with a bang! It was by far my favorite semester yet! I probably played a little to much but I will have some amazing memories from those play days.

I had the greatest roomates I could have ever asked for this last semester! We all had so much fun playing dress up and having 2:00 p.m. pancake time every night for the last 2 weeks of school. I love them all!

Summer at home has been so much fun!
We spent some time up at the lake with the Gauthiers and Tilbys.

Our family took a day trip up to see our cousins Brad & Maylin and Ryan & Steph and their adorable kids in Folsom.

Abby, Ty, Call and I went on a spontaneous trip to Santa Cruz for the day! We ate Pizza my Heart, walked on the beach and made the boys hang out while Abs and I did a tiny bit of shopping downtown.

I reconnected with high school friends that I have only been able to talk to on the phone since we graduated because of my stay in Rexburg for winter semester.

This summer I have also been able to spend lots of time with my best friend Call-e-wog! Best friends since we were in diapers :)

I attended a Giants game with my best friend Megan for her birthday. Funny story is that we were caught on camera! My little sister got a phone call from Ty Hyer saying that the Hyer family had caught me red handed skipping church for a baseball game. I promise to never do it again because in my attendance of the game the Giants lost, big time. I blame myself.

My family along with the Gauthiers were all able go see the musical Wicked. I have been hearing the music from Wicked the whole summer as a result.

It's been an amazing summer so far and I can only guess that it will continue to get even better!