Wednesday, March 14, 2012

kassidyamerica: i believe.

If you don't know my friend Kassidy Pendleton that really is sad for you. Kassidy is one of the kindest people I have ever met. This December 24th will mark year 3 since Kassidy has been diagnosed with Leukemia. When meeting her you would never be able to guess that she has cancer. She is always so happy. I am so proud of her. Her strength is amazing and it has given me the strength I have needed to overcome some of my pathetic weaknesses. Kassidy is such a blessing in my life and I am so glad I have her as a friend. She is my sister and always will be. I was stalking her blog just barely and came across this post. It made me tear up but then again I am a bawl baby and cry at everything. I have linked Kassidy's blog just so you can get a glimpse at what a great girl she truly is. Kassidy America...I love you.
kassidyamerica: i believe.: i believe in the sun even when it's not shining. i believe in love even when i am alone. i believe in smiling even when i want to cry. i bel...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring = New

It has been way to long! Spring is here so I thought I should do some spring cleaning on my blog. I had my cute little friend Kylee Rowley change the design, isn't it great? Blogging is just one of the areas she is talented in. I on the other hand am definitely not. Hey thought it is spring and along with my new blog I have made some new blogging goals... First, Stop writing novels. Let's face it Rye, if you don't have time to blog it than no one has time to read it. Your life just isn't that cool. Second, Blog about things people actually like to read about such as; love stories, food and traveling. So going going along with my new goals I would like to update you on my love life...but that would violate goal number 1. so you will just have to wait. To sum it up I am one confused girl who can't decide what she wants...wait...that didn't come out quite right..I can assure you I like men.  Lets see...I have definitely ate some food today. I had some movie theater popcorn...I hate movie theater popcorn so so so much but yet every time someone puts it in front of me I say "hmm, maybe I will like it this time" well that is not the case so I finish my handful and then regret eating it every time. How does microwave popcorn taste so good and yet it's cousin movie theater popcorn taste so disgusting?? It just boggles my mind. It is spring break currently so I have traveled from Logan to St. George. I could not be any happier to be home. There is no snow, no ice cold wind, no jacket, and no school. Only shorts, sun, afternoon naps, sleeping in and home cooked meals. I love spring. I am hoping for some adventures this week so I will keep you posted. I bet that know the adventures I am having are keeping you in more suspense than knowing who Ben F will pick tonight on the bachelor. I am sorry to do that to you. Spoiler alert: Ben picks..psych! I hate spoilers and I would never do that to you. Ben F. if you pick are an idiot. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tis the Season

Real quick I would like to give a little shout out to my parents.1. They are hilarious. 2. They are so nice to me.
I am so very lucky to have them and I miss them everyday! I love you Mom and Dad.

YAY for Christmas!!!! I love Christmas more than all holidays combined!! This is my time. I am never happier then I am at Christmas time! I have had such a good holiday season. To sum it up it has been filled with lots of gingerbread houses, crashing ward Christmas parties, ugly Christmas sweaters, Christmas music, hot coco, Christmas movies, baking goodies, Christmas PJ's, and snow! 14 days till Christmas...I can't wait
Fran and I's matching Christmas PJ's

Kelsey and I up at her cabin In Bear Lake on Thanksgiving

The best Christmas cake ever 

The random ward Christmas party program. My favorite was the star.

Caitlin and I at the Christmas devotional

I did it. I made my mom's famous and secret sugar cookie reciepe. After years of begging she finally gave it to me. 

This is Jason my buddy from the Best Buddies program. He is fantastic.

We made Christmas chains

Elder Barretto and Elder Rial came over tonight. We made Gingerbread houses of course.

The gummy bears represent the Elders tracting.

I love Christmas

Jared and I all dressed up for the family ward Christmas party

Kasey, Brett, Fran, and I. Yes we made these sweaters. 

The "family ward Christmas party crashers"

The best creation I have ever made. 

My little sister Erin and her snowman. 

Just playing a little piano at the Creperie.

Nehmer brother, Nehmer sister, and adopted Nehmer child at the Cabin

My roomies, the missionaries, Travis, and our masterpieces. 
I am truly blessed up here in freezing cold Logan. This next week in final week....gag. It is the only bad part of this holiday. The hustle and bustle of Christmas and all the activities are always so fun but that is not what makes Christmas my favorite holiday. It is that we get to reflect on Christ and his birth and life. For the spirit of Christmas is the spirit of Christ. Tis the season! Happy Holidays everyone!

This day is probably one of the best of my life. Cafe Rio was giving out free meals all day to everyone. Gosh I thought I died and went to heaven. We were freezing cold and waited in line for an hour and a half but it was so worth it. I would do it any day, anytime. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dum Diddy Dum

So guess what? I am pathetic. You will never believe what I did. Well as you all know 11/11/11 happened and we all know to make a wish at 11:11 so what a magical day to do it on 11/11/11! Well I know that whole world thought this as well. So I get up on this great day and I am trying to think of what I will wish at 11:11.....nothing. I missed it. I was so upset! I calmed down though and realized that I would be able to wish again at 11:11 pm well you won't believe it but I missed that one too! I feel as is I might be the only girl alive who did. No wishing for me on that great day...but that is okay. I probably would have wished for something stupid anyway.
Well that day, despite missing the wishing, was such a fun day! It just so happened to be Caitlin's birthday! Oh I was so excited because I made her the best present ever (sorry for bragging but it is true) I made us matching t-shirts with the cutest little picture in the world on them...go ahead see for yourself...
 are they not fabulous? They say "we go together like milk and cookies" we are the milk and cookies. Cailtin Miller is Mrs. Milk and I am Mrs. Cookies. I love that girl. So how did we celebrate this gorgeous 23 year old's birthday? We stood in line for 6 hours waiting to get in line to the BYU vs USU game! If you think that is nuts just wait till you here this....people had been camping out since Monday night!!! Are they insane? yes but that is what makes being an Aggie so great! We love supporting our fellow Aggies! The wait was long but oh it was worth it! The game was so much fun! It was honestly crazy in there, these students LOVE and I mean LOVE being an Aggie! Don't get me wrong, I do too! But I have never seen so much school pride in my life! It was great. Caitlin and I made signs to have the whole stadium sing her "happy birthday" well they didn't and it sucked. I was so upset. I was probably more mad than Caitlin was. Besides that though the game was so good! The Aggies won 69 to 62! I am so happy we did....who knows what those students would have done if we lost! So 11/11/11 was fantastic and even though I didn't get to make a wish I was able to have a blast.
Bangs Pro and Con list:
Pro: When my bangs are clean, all of my hair looks clean even though that is not the case.
Con: They get so static-y
Caitlin and I staking out our spots and taking a nap
I might not survive the rest of this has about 3 weeks left and I am trying to end on a good note but lets face it....I spend all my time trying to figure out how to make my blog more interesting! I am sacrificing my good education for all of you my wonderful followers. You are welcome.
Our residing place for 6 hours
1's we drew for 11/11/11

This beautiful blonde is Kasey Jensen...she is a keeper. 

Double Snuggie Thuggie 
Artists at work

The finished masterpiece

Lesson learned: make do with what you've got. 
Best group in line

Hottest girls in line

We finally made it into the warmth!

CHECK OUT HOW PACKED IT IS! p.s. the whole bottom half is students. 

Hey right now you should go youtube USU vs BYU winning team losing team. You then will see how cool it is to be an Aggie.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

study, study, study.

So I am trying this new is called going to the library and studying. I started going to the library daily because I really need to get a good grade in chemistry. I would go up with Caitlin we would start studying....well...  now studying has become a party as you can see by our Diet Cokes, hot tamales, M&M's, and sour patch kids! Instead of studying I spend most of my time laughing at how much candy Caitlin and I are eating! Why do I always do this? I try to make good study habits and but somehow I still end up turning them into social events! Like for instance right now. I am "studying" at the library as we speak. Some good my studying is doing! Well... I really need to get back to studying...chemistry might just be the death of me. Oh I have also been listening to classical music while I study because I heard that is suppose to help and make you smarter, and lets face it, I need ALL the help I can get! Anyway, I am now starting to love classical music! Like this piece for instance, It is "Winter" from the four seasons by Vivaldi played by Joshua Bell. ...I have listened to it on repeat about 8 times now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A really creative blog title.

Well if these aren't the two cutest little treats you have ever seen!... The ghost cookies aren't too bad either.
Wow time just flies! Remember when I said I was going to blog once a week? ha ha ha ha ha Who was I kidding! I don't know how you religious bloggers find time to do it, I admire you and maybe one day I can be as organized as you are. So the newest thing in my life if you couldn't notice from the first picture is I GOT BANGS! I can't believe I actually went through with it. I have been thinking about doing this for a really long time and I finally got the courage to do it! It is so exciting to change your hair, I don't know why I don't do it more often. 
Ryanne Niedert's Bang Pros and Cons List.
Pro: I can now pick away at the zits on my forehead knowing that my beautiful bangs will cover them up. Con: They are a little Itchy. 
So Halloween is tomorrow. You know Halloween has never been one of my favorite holidays, I am definitely a Christmas kinda gal. Ever since I got to old to go trick or treating Halloween has just lost its appeal to me. Dressing up is super fun though and I will always be a fan of costumes..Halloween dance parties, not so much. I was telling my co-workers how I wish there were Halloween parties were everyone just dressed up in great costumes, ate food, and played games. Then I realized I was describing the kind of Halloween parties my parents go to. When did I get so old? Like I said time flies.
Yesterday was when all the Halloween dance parties were. Utah State has this huge one called the Howl that people flock to from all over the state. It is the biggest Halloween party in all of Utah. I didn't go. Instead I got tricked into going to a Haunted Corn Maze. Let me just make one thing clear. I HATE HAUNTED THINGS! I don't know how people can "liked to be scared" ...honestly I don't buy it. No one likes to be scared. Do people just say that so the cute person of the opposite sex they are with will take them to a scary place so they can "act scared" and cling on to them? That is the only explanation I could come up with. 
Well anyway I went on a date with my neighbor Brandt. It was Brandt and I, Josh and Caitlin, and then Dallin and Kelli. For some reason everyone knew we were going to the haunted corn maze but me! I had no time to mentally prep myself for this horrible activity (actually the funny thing is I practically asked myself to go on this date. Caitlin wanted me to go with her so I called up her date Josh and told him to make one of his friends take me. That is right, the first date I go on up at Utah State...I asked myself.) so by the time I got to the maze I was already freaked out. We took a few steps into the maze and all I can remember is me being terrified and screaming bloody murder at my date for rustling the corn that at the actual actors scaring us. I was hysterical and it was embarrassing. I tried to warn my group but they just didn't listen. Josh gave me a cob of corn calling it my "comfort corn" and that is what you see me holding in the picture.
 The picture is us at the halfway point, the sign says "If you've had enough go this way" that creepy guy next to me creeped up on me as I was trying to take this picture and scared me half to death. To sum up it all up, I will never, ever, ever go to a haunted corn maze again. 
I have a few more quick stories and some pictures to go along if you don't mind.
 My best friend Lacey Rogers (now Lacey Goodrich) got married on Oct. 8. 2011.
It was one of the best days of my life. I am so proud of her and so grateful for her in my life. She has been by my side since second grade. She means the world to me. I am so happy that she has Jordan in her life because he makes her the happiest girl in the world. I couldn't ask for a better husband for my best friend. I am so excited for their new life together. 
Yes. I was dancing to some music with Justin Beiber. Yes Caitlin snapped a picture and posted it to facebook without me knowing. The most embarrassing thing of it all, she accidently posted it to the ward facebook page. Yes, everyone in the ward got a notification that this picture was posted to the ward facebook wall. Not to mention last week she changed my status on my facebook to "in a relationship" while posting in my status "I was sitting in church today and my prayers have been answered...He is the one!"
What a great friend that Franny is.
Don't worry...I got her back, I posted on her facebook that she was married and had ran off to vegas and eloped. ha ha ha ha. 
We went to pumpkin walk which had all these cool, awesome cardboard cut outs for us to stick our heads in. I love these girls. 
Besides the fact that I am so stressed out in school that I have ulcers now and it is so cold outside that I can barely move and everyone says "oh honey, it is not even winter yet" life in Logan, UT is the best!  (side note. I will walk around campus in my winter coat and gloves, shivering might I add, and I see girls in shorts and skirts wearing short sleeved shirts. People are crazy.)