28 January 2008

Life

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough"
Mario Andretti




This quote seems to quite accurately explain how I feel about life right now. Which actually probably means that I shouldn't be writing a blog about it, but that I should be out doing something to get everything under control. None the less, I wanted to express my gratitude to my family and friends who have kept me energized and my spirits up this last couple of months. I have had a bit of a rough time figuring out who I am and who I want to be while at the same time taking on so many projects that I'm never quite sure if I'm insane or just over zealous. In any case I don't think I express my love and appreciation often enough and I'm realizing how fragile life can be so just in case (knock on wood) I don't get the chance to say it again, thank you and I love you. You all mean so much to me in so many different ways. I wouldn't be the person I am and I wouldn't have a hope of a prayer of becoming the person I want to be without you cheering me on and the influences you've had on me. Love you tons!!!

16 January 2008

Rice pudding


All morning I've been in my dance classes and I come home this afternoon to make lunch. As I'm in the kitchen, just minding my own business cooking some pasta I all of a sudden get the biggest craving for rice pudding. Not just any rice pudding mind you. Not for example the slightly awkward stuff that's partially gone to a gelatin state in the small plastic containers you can sometimes get in the back corner of the grocery store. No, I want the really good kind. In London this last summer, I had the best rice pudding I've ever had in my entire life! It was pretty much heaven! It was light and sweet, but there was a kind of tart fruit that you could mix into it. Amazing! Now I don't know what exactly brought on this crazy need for rice pudding, but I need to either find a good place to go buy some or I need a recipe for it. If anyone has a good recipe I'd love to try it! Thanks!

10 January 2008

The New Year!

I'm usually sad at the end of the year thinking about all of the things I'll miss from that year or things that I'm leaving behind. This year, however, I feel refreshingly like I am getting a new start instead. I don't feel like I'm really loosing anything, but more that I have a great opportunity to make my life everything that I want it to be. I am graduating from Brigham Young University in April and I have so much potential to get everything I want. I have wonderful family, friends, and I have been very lucky to be able to be involved in some amazing productions that have helped me realize what I want to do with my life. That aside, I had an incredible New Year! My family went on a cruise to the Caribbean and it was so much fun! It was a great opportunity to be together and relax before coming back for my last semester.

We had an amazing time touring the Mayan ruins in Cozumel which was a completely eye opening experience for me.

We went to a turtle farm in Grand Cayman. We got to hold the turtles in one of the tanks and feed the big ones "turtle chow" (which looked and smelled rather suspiciously like dog food).


We also got to celebrate the New Year in true party style! We got to get all dressed up and dance, which is somewhat difficult on a ship sailing into a tropical storm, but I can't complain, I was sober unlike most of the people there! We had a little bit of a tough time finding something non-alcoholic to toast to the new year with but eventually ended up with apple juice in an empty vodka bottle! That got us some fantastic looks!

We ran into the third largest tropical storm to disrupt cruise lines while we were out there so we ended up missing Jamaica. Yikes! That was wild! For any of you who have been on a cruise you know it is fairly calm. You don't really feel the waves at all... until they get up around 9-12 feet high! Yeah, you feel those ones. All in all it was a great trip though and I got a fantastic tan! Happy New Year and I hope that your new year is going to be as amazing as mine!

 
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