Monday, December 19, 2011


My first real step towards being a missionary has begun- I have my doctor appointment set for Dec.29th. I'm so excited!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Thanksgiving was the best break ever! Played tons of  games with the family, ran the turkey trot with Rachel, caught up with old friends and most of all, helped Ken get engaged!! It made me so so so happy to see my big brother make such a big decision and know that it was the best decision of his life :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Just can't get enough

 Construction Paper is my best friend when it comes to crafting :)
 Holly's craft- her shorts. We just looked ridiculous so we had to document it.
 The updated Christmas tree- it is now our sexy tree ;)

 Even the Godfather is getting into the Christmas spirit
Crafting up a storm!

Monday, November 14, 2011

All I want for Christmas is you!

I love Christmas! I have gotten into the seasonal spirit early and already started decorating. Our window has a snowman in it, we have lights up, we have a giant link, Christmas candles, Christmas candy, and a hottie Christmas tree. Normally I would have said that you can't celebrate Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but guess what? I am just so excited to go home and be with my family again and celebrate the best time of the year that I can't help but get excited about it. Also, Ivy and I have been listening to Christmas music non-stop lately. It is definitely some of the best music to blast and sing along to. Yea for the holidays!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Little things

So Ive decided to write down all the little things that people have done for me that have made my days lately...this is going to be a long list.

1. Eva talked to me on skype and was so adorable
2. The dentist gave me a $200 dollar discount to be put out, even though I ended up not going under
3. The dentist and his assistant were so incredibly nice when I got my wisdom teeth pulled. So genuine and so kind.
4. Sam took time out of her day to drive me to Pleasant Grove for my appointment. And then she took care of me for the rest of the day
5. Sandra made me mashed potatoes
6. Natalie and Mark got me a milkshake from the Malt Shoppe
7. Ken called me just at the right moment and reassured me that everything was going to be okay
8. Kenzie texted me to make sure that I had a good day
9. Ivy drove me to the store at 1:00 am to get my prescriptions and soft food
10. My mom and dad kept me in their prayers all week and now I know what people mean when they say they can feel peoples prayers.
11. Rachel texted me to see how things were going with my friends
12. Audrey texted me to say she missed me in class
13. The girls in my PE class made sure that our video got set up right
14. Adam wrote me a letter and it was super cute
15. Ryan texted me to see how my test went
16. Ivy bought hersheys kisses for Christmas
17. My p.e teacher remembered my name after the first class
18. My dance teacher made class really fun
19. Carla wiped ice cream off my face since my lips were numb and I couldn't feel it
20. My p.e partner drove me to class

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


So the past two weeks have been kind of overwhelming. They have been great and I've been having a lot of fun, but everyday it just seems  like there is too much to do with the time given (I understand how lame that sounds since right now I have time to rant on my blog). Last night I realized (while cleaning late for cleaning checks) that I do not understand how some people do it! So I guess I'm just thankful that I have the life I have and the few worries I have to worry about.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The unfortunate truth

 (My shoes got the worst of it- they were trashed before, but now, as you can see by the discoloration, they are now completely gone cus of the puke. My friend Jeff's shoes got like 2 splats on it too. FML)
So this is going to be short and simple: Tonight I went to my FHE brothers house to hang out, and I started laughing right after I had taken a drink of water and then the worst slash funniest thing ever happened- I PUKED! Seriously- I up-chucked my dinner and got it on their carpet, ruined my shoes and got it on my roommates pants. bahahahaha my life is seriously a joke

Monday, October 3, 2011

I did a lot of Pinteresting things today

In my attempt to be domestic I tried cooking a legit dinner. I made spaghetti and meatballs but really, Carla made spaghetti and meatballs because she helped me so much. I decided instead to just stick with what I can do ...decorating. And thanks to Pinterest, I don't even have to come up with the ideas, I just find them online and copy them! Brilliant. Here are my latest projects :)

Monday, September 26, 2011


First, I just want to say that goodbyes are not fun! Not fun at all. Marcus (my most awesome cousin ever who I swear is my twin separated by a year) came to Utah to visit before he left on his mission. It was great hanging out with him and showing him around BYU campus and Provo, but now he's gone and I won't see him for two years. Boo.

I have been on a Pinterest craze lately! But I actually did some of the crafts I pinned so it was worth it! My apartment is actually decorated and has proof that girls live in it now!
I hate Wal-Mart. Sandra bought her bike there and I rode it home for her. Flat tire in less than 20 min. How about you sell a more shotty bike next time huh?! It was a funny time though. Just know that walking your bike is really embarrassing.

I love the church. Truest thing out there.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

General Conference

I am so excited for General Conference!! I have been doing a lot of thinking about the church lately and I am so excited to hear from the prophets. I feel so incredibly blessed that I am able to hear from men who have such a strong testimony of God and are able to guide us to what we need to do. I know they are servants of God and can communicate with Him. Also, I love Mormon Message!

Monday, September 12, 2011

FHE (fun, happy entertainment)

Yea! A girl from my FHE just came by and let us know that we are doing linedancing for our activity tonight. YEEE HAWW!!! I love any kind of dancing and the fact that we are dancing as a group makes me super happy. Getting the chance to be goofy and uncoordinated will bring people together better than anything :) Also I'm just glad that we have FHE because it's always fun.

Sidenote, I am watching "Killer Outbreaks" right now....It's a miracle I am still alive. Germs are scary!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

P Party

I'm going to start out his blog post with my story of the three P's: Poop, Pee and Period. So during the summer I worked at Gold's Gym in the child care center. It was so fun because I worked with my cousin and some of the kids (Guel, Aranza, Broaden, Kayle, Kale and LeBre to be exact) were super cute and humored me by dancing with me during our dance off dance parties. However, on my last day of work this baby I was holding decided to take a big old dooce and, without me knowing, it exploded out of her diaper onto my arm!! When I handed her to another worker so I could start story time, I noticed a big, gray and yellow (seriously what was she eating) clump of poo. I ran to the bathroom, almost vomited and said ADIOS POOPY GOLDS GYM and biked home (I think I drove a car a total of 5 times this summer). So that was the first P.
Second, I was at Priest Lake in beautiful Idaho for my family vacation. It was going great up to this point. I had enjoyed lots of skiiing and tubing. But then, sitting around the camp table, a red liquidish thing lands on my arm. Thanks squirrel above me for deciding to have your period blood land on me. (for reals thanks though- if I ever play "I have" I guarantee no on else has had a squirrel period on them so I would win)
Third, I was taking family pictures and all of a sudden me and my (amazing) sister Rachel get peed on my a bird! It stunk soooooo bad!!! We put a smile on our face though, you can't tell we smell bad in the pictures I swear.

Fourth, Pictures!! (How hot is my mom, seriously)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's "Up Chuck?"

Bleh. So I am living at my sister Rachel's house for the summer. I love it because I have freedom and everything but I have no food. I have a really weird eating schedule and because there is usually such a long time in between when I eat I feel sick. For example, I went to a friends house for a party tonight and since I had just got off work I hadn't had dinner yet so I had smores for dinner. Bad choice because I might vomit right now. The only thing that sounds  consistently good is soda (diet doc pepper) because it's bubbly and makes my stomach feel so much better. I drank that after I worked out today because, like I said, its the only thing that sounds good. I felt like a fat lard though drinking pop right after a good workout. :) All I want is my old stomach back where I could eat tons and feel fine and some carrots because those sound really good right now.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thats not my name!

So my friend recently asked me if my parents got my name from a popular 60's song. I said," no, my other brother thought of the name, why?" Apparently this song was in the top 10 during the 60's. I was busting up laughing during the whole thing because the lyrics are pretty cheesy and it's a pretty boring song but it's fun to know that there is a song with my name in it!

Here are they lyrics:
- Artist: Johnny Mathis
- peak Billboard position # 6 in 1962
- Words and Music by Paul Vance and Leon Carr

Gina, Gina, I kissed you once and then
I felt so wonderful, so very wonderful
Let's do it over again

Gina (Gina), Gina (Gina), I can't remember when
I've ever felt a kiss that made me feel like this
Let's do it over again

Look at you, oh, look at you
So warm, so sweet, so shy
Look at me, oh, look at me
I can't believe that I'm such a lucky guy

To have Gina, Gina all for my very own
It's much too wonderful, so very wonderful
To know that Gina is mine alone

Oh, look at you, oh, look at you
So warm, so sweet, so shy
Look at me, oh, look at me
I can't believe that I'm such a lucky guy

To have Gina (Gina), Gina (Gina) all for my very own
It's much too wonderful, so very wonderful
To know that Gina is mine (Gina is mine)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Forever Young

So I was riding my bike home today (I ride my bike everywhere because I don't have a car) and as I passed my Papa (grandpa's) house I saw that he was out there on the porch taking a little nap. I decided to sit and talk with him for a while. Best decision of the day. That old man is amazing! We were talking just like I would talk to a friend. We talked about golfing, horse riding, scouting, school and our family. It was really cool to hear him say how much he loves my family and how proud of his son, my dad, he is. It was cool to talk to him about how it feels to grow old and see your kids have kids who have kids, to lose the freedom to drive, and energy. Thank goodness that I am still young! I think I will definitely need to hang out with him a lot more. He does only live down the street so it really won't be that hard.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What a difference...

So you know that song, "What a difference a day makes"? Well if you don't, you should first look it up and give it a good listen. I would like to change the words around to "What a difference a shave makes". Holy cow, all day I was walking around and it felt like I had cactus legs. I of course did not shower this morning to shave them because it is finals week and who really showers when you have to cram and study right? Well apparently me because I stayed up until midnight studying for History of Creativity and when I got back home, I really needed to study for D&C but I wanted to watch the Bachelorette. My logic late at night is clearly not the best because I proceeded to watch it (by the way, I love both the Bens but Ashley needs to stop talking about her dang feelings so much and live it up- she's in Thailand with 11 hotties, come one now). Anyways, once I was finally done watching it, I studied for an hour and a half, woke up four hours later and studied some more. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I did well. We will see. But back to my legs. I have shaved them now and it feels so good! Kinda like a babies bottom. Kinda wish I still had my baby bottom smooth skin- that could be creepy though. On another happy note- I am DONE with finals!! Whoo! Nine months of school and now for a two month break. Life is wonderful. :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nearer my God to Thee

I am amazed by the power of good music. I have been listening to the BYU Vocal Point version of "Nearer My God to Thee" ( )for the past hour and I have felt so much peace. It tells me three things. The first is that I am so thankful for those who have to talent and share it so I can enjoy it. Second, that music has a very strong influence over who I am and what I feel. It is nice to know that if I want to feel the spirit, one thing I can do is simply turn on a good song and I can feel peace. Third, I know the church is true. It was fast and testimony meeting today and I didn't get up but I do know the church is true. Everything about it just makes sense and it has helped me become who I am today so I am extremely thankful I was raised in it. Also, because I am in the church and because I was lucky enough to come to BYU, I have met the most amazing friends. I had such a fun time with them this weekend!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Loser like me

Since Spring term is sadly only 3 weeks from being over, I have been doing some reflecting...and these pictures pretty much sum up my first year at college: super excited for a new experience, lonely and home-sick, stressed out, happy trying new things, and finally, victorious. So much has changed and I have experienced so much in the past year and I am beyond thankful for the friends I have made along the way and the new people I meet I am becoming friends with.  I am pretty sure that if I had shown my "first few months at college self" the friends I would make and how much I would end up loving BYU and The Brittany Apartments, I really don't think I would have believed myself. Life is back on track, life is good, people are so nice, and I am so blessed.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Roller-coaster ride

I went on a roller coaster ride today! Not really, but pretty much- I think I felt almost every emotion possible today.
Woke up: good night sleep, feeling good and refrehed
Classes: Content, I really like the friends I have made in Physical science
Library: Sleepy..leading to a nice nap in the library
Chilling at home: Frustrated over inconsiderate people I thought wouldn't bother me and a falling through of plans. Rejection for being rejected. 
Run: I was slower than usual and I was kinda breaking down because I was stressed out and had that feeling (that Ive been getting a lot lately) that I am not doing enough with my life. But then I found a swing set and found that ten minutes swinging really cleared my head. I left feeling so much stronger and felt like I could tackle pretty much everything thrown at me
Home: Super happy because I got asked on a date for Saturday to watch rugby- cute boy plus rugby? yes please.
Phone call with mis amigos: Excitement because those plans that fell through...well they're happening! We're going to CALI this Wednesday!
Now it's time for my ultimate Frisbee game. If we win I will be able to add exhaustion and victory to my roller coaster today. If we lose, then I can add exhaustion an disappointment. Let's hope for the first huh?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Lately my days have been mostly filled with hours of classes and studying in between.  I really do enjoy getting an education but sometimes I just get so sick of sitting on my booty for what seems like endless hours! I swear by the end of spring term I will have a pancake for a butt. My classes are interesting and I am learning a lot about earth, earths history, creativity, ancient civilizations, backpacking and Joseph Smith. I just wish more of this learning was hands on because I feel like I am going to forget half of the stuff I am reading.

I also kind of wish I could be better at achieving my goals. Things I need to do better on: reading the scriptures everyday, serving others and doing meaningful tasks during my free time instead of facebook. I guess it is ironic since I am writing on here during a little of my free time. I'll get back to my readings now I guess.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Funniest thing Ive ever read (from

We need an official clown car

Saturday afternoon my friend Cami and I took both girls to get some ice cream. It was an outing that required just the right amount of effort for a weekend afternoon: not too much like chasing a toddler around a park so that she doesn't impale herself on a fence, not too little like falling asleep on the couch and letting the toddler scribble on your face with a fork.
When we pulled into the parking lot I leisurely glanced to the car parked on my left to make sure I had left enough room only to see a woman sitting in its passenger seat molesting her ice cream cone. What she was doing to that thing is probably illegal in Utah.
Before I turned the car off I told Cami to look at the porn unfolding next to us, and by the look on Cami's face I could tell that it was only getting worse. So I did what I never should have done and I took another look. That woman was doing things with her tongue that should not be shared outside of one's bedroom. Let's just say that her ice cream cone was going to be in a great mood the following morning.
You guys, there are people out there right now eating ice cream cones in public just like she was, and they're thinking no big deal. Let me tell you what, ice cream cone eater: YOU'RE WRONG. The only way you can eat an ice cream cone and not look like a pervert is with a spoon. So I decided right then that I will only ever eat an ice cream cone in front of Jon. And probably Mila Kunis.
After we thoroughly got the barfing sounds out of our mouths we took the kids inside and ordered our treats. Having been so recently shell-shocked, both Cami and I ordered our ice cream in cups. But Leta wanted a cone, a chocolate-dipped cone, and since I was feeling generous I let her get the regular scoop and not the kid-sized scoop. I will bring this up when she asks for presents come Christmas. What? Presents are for kids. Kids who eat kid-sized scoops. BOO-YAH.
We found a table near the door and began eating when a kid two tables over started making a racket. I looked up only because it was so sudden and noticed that he was wearing a sheet draped over his shoulder like in ancient Rome. Weird, I thought to myself, and as I scooped a spoonful of ice cream into Marlo's mouth Cami goes, "DOUBLE-YOU TEE EFF, HEATHER. Why is that kid wearing bed linens?"
Maybe he was playing dress up? Maybe he thinks the ancient Romans had it right all along? Who knows, he's probably three years old, and when your kid is that age you'll let them wear their pajamas to church if it makes them stop screaming.
But right then that kid lifted up his sheet to reveal that he was not wearing any underpants whatsoever. And with the sheet still pulled up around his waist he climbed up into his chair and sat bare-butt in the seat. Turns out we still had barfing noises to spare.
I was like, DUDE, CAMI, are you thinking about your own seat now? Who was sitting here before I was sitting here, and had that person recently wiped? Turns out that this thought can spiral in a thousand different and unpleasant directions, so it's best to not consider the previous occupant of your seat at all. You can redirect your attention to the image of someone having sex with an ice cream cone.
That kid and his family left while we were waiting for Leta Must Savor Every Moment Of Her Ice Cream Cone Armstrong to finish up. I had to chase Marlo around, distracting her with spoons and napkins, and the whole time I kept going, Leta! Seriously! Speed it up just a bit! Her response?
"Haven't you ever heard of brain freeze, Mom?"
I set Marlo down so that I could bow to Leta's superior frozen food knowledge when suddenly Marlo made a mad dash. It's like the radar in her head had gone off, and she took off for that contaminated chair. MUST. CONTRACT. DISFIGURING. DISEASE.
And I thought I was going to be fast enough, but in fact, I was so not fast enough that not only did she rub her hands all over that chair, she rubbed her face on it, too. THE? Since when did she start going around rubbing her face on chairs? Especially chairs that have been smudged by the butt cheeks of a stranger who most likely doesn't know how to use a toilet.
Cami didn't rush to my side with the wipes I had luckily packed for the trip, no. In fact, she sat in her seat and started laughing so hard that she sounded like a pick-up truck whose starter is broken. I yanked Marlo up and slung her over my shoulder, marched her back to our table and proceeded to give her a bath right there, starting with her ass-stained face.
I think the chorus to this song goes, "This shit just happens to us."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 10

Day 10: A song that you can fall asleep to: "Heartbeats" by Jose Gonzales. I found this guy thanks to pandora and I added to my "chill music" playlist on youtube and its usually this song that makes me feel the most relaxed. His voice is so good and it is just so peaceful I love it!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 9

Day 9: A song that you can dance to: "Blow!" by Kesha. I will pretty much dance to anything and everything but this song just makes me want to grow crazy...probably because Kesha is crazy!

On another note, my most favorite cousin has been called to serve his mission in Brazil! I was so glad that I was able to be on the phone when he answered it to hear his reaction. I started crying but only because I am so darn proud of him! I am really happy that he has to wait around until Oct 12th to leave though because now I get to work with him at Gold's Gym all summer. Cousin party at work?! I can't wait.

                                           We haven't changed much

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 8

Day 8: A song that you know all the lyrics to: "Its a great day to be alive" by Travis Tritt. I only know all the words to this song because I'm pretty sure every time I would drive around with Kari we would play it because it would make us so happy :) I thought of this song when I was on my run today up by the Y because it was so pretty and when I stopped for a second to look at the view all I could think of what how pretty it was and how happy I am to be alive in living in such a pretty area!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 7

Day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain even: "Boogie Shoes" danced by Lauren and Kent on So You Think You Can Dance. It reminds me of the SYTYCD tour this past November and all the fun times watching the show with my sisters! The new season starts this month on the 28th and I CANT wait!! I am super duper excited!! It won't be the same watching it without Kareen and Rachel but I am still way excited for it to start!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 6

Day 6: A song that you reminds you of somewhere. "The office theme song". Macie's house for three years watching The Office was so much fun. I don't know if we actually watched that much of it because we always got distracted having fun. Her house was always a blast! I don't think I ever went there without being offered her moms delicious brownies a Gatorade or feeling like I was home.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 5

Day 5: A song that reminds you of someone. "I love you always forever" by Donna Lewis. This song reminds me of my amazing sister Kareen :) This was our theme song when I was much younger and whenever it would come on we would sing it nice and loud. I remember one time she was dropping me off at my house after  hanging out and it came on so we just sat there and listened to it. I don't think she has any idea how much I love this song just because it reminds me of her. I hope I can be half the friend to her kids that she is to me!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 4

Day 4: A song that makes you sad. This one was easy, "Home" by Michael Buble. I love this song, but it does make me want to go home and it makes me miss the easiness of being with my family and hearing all my nieces and nephews running around. I am enjoying spring term so far but my brain is not really wanting to focus on school and there isn't a whole lot of social stuff going on so I do miss home and wish I was there.

I especially want to be home right now because I am missing all my friends farewell talks for their missions and I'm going to miss Marcus open his mission call. I have been anxiously awaiting his call for months and now I will only get to be on speaker phone when he gets it, I will probably cry out of joy/being sad.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 3

I missed yesterday, But I'll still do day 3: A song that makes me happy. This one was easy peasy. "Good Life" by One Republic makes me feel so good! I love it.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 2

Day two: My least favorite song: "Make a Memory" by Bon Jovi. It has made me cringe since the first time I heard it and for reason I just can't stand it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

30 day song challenge

I loved listening to the songs Marcus would put up so I decided to do it too. Day one is my favorite song.."Here comes the sun" by the Beatles. There were tons of songs that were close to being my favorite but this one always makes me happy and I've loved it ever since I watched "The Parent Trap" and the 1000 times I heard it while re-watching that movie. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I love you always forever

Today I got a text from my amazing sister Kareen that said, "Claire was saying, "that's surprising" a lot yesterday. I asked if that was her favorite word and she said, "no, Gina is my favorite word".
Really Claire, could you get ANY cuter?! I love my little bff. ♥

Friday, April 1, 2011

Turn around and run away!

So yesterday during my stats test I drew these doodles whenever I needed a break from the test. (I re-drew them since we can't take our scratch paper out of the testing center). I started out so optimistic and nervous, then I bored, then I got concerned that all my studying was for nothing. I then took a little break to eat some Mentos. Those were good and the name made me think of  some good looking men so I got a little distracted for a little bit but then I went back to working on the test. And to top off a successful studying and testing day I played basketball with mis amigos. It is really a shame that this semester is ending..
....although that does mean that I will be able to wear my "immodest" clothing again. I swear sometimes it gets ridiculous. Like today I wore a tshirt that showed my upper arm...not even my shoulder and it was so immodest that I couldn't get my meal at the cannon center. Lame.
Okay, that is all. I'm now going to enjoy the sunshine. :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just another day in paradise

As I was dancing to Zumba tonight I was thinking, "Hey, Zumba is really fun!" and, "I should be working on my essay or studying stats!!" (sidenote: I'm still thinking that as I write this..and I'm still not working on either one)
I figure when I get old and start reminiscing I will be happy to talk to my grand kids about how when I was "young and hip" I used to get down on the dance floor! I might also give them a preview of my booty shakes and pumps, just to gross them out (although I'm pretty sure if I saw my grandma dancing, I would probably die of laughter and then gain huge respect for her). It is in my blood to love dancing though..that same grandma I was just talking about used to dance in an old lady dance crew...sequin outfits, fringe, tights and all.
Preview: (not actually her, but she looked a lot like this)
 So maybe when I get to be this old (please let that come slowly!) I can change out my zumba dancing for some tap dancing. Although I don't (and no one take offense please) actually like tap dancing, I think it looks silly.
Anyways, that is about all. I am now going to actually start my essay and then study for statistics. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011


So despite the post title...I'm not in misery, I'm just in love with Adam Levine, the man who sings that song. I think he could be the actual definition in Webster's dictionary for the word "sexy".
Anyways, I just thought I would update this little thing, even though I am pretty sure Kenzie is the only one who reads this on any kind of a basis. Shout out to you Kenzie! :)
I really have no idea how a month has already gone by since  I last posted anything-time is seriously going by too fast! Winter semester is coming to an end and soon I will no longer be a freshman and Ill be out of the dorms and I will have to make my own food instead of running to the Cannon Center. I feel like if life keeps going at this pace I will be an old grandma before I know it!
I really do have such a perfect life though-I have loving friends, loving family, the gospel, safety, a place to sleep every night, food and a bright future. Speaking of friends, I had a blast with them at the festival of colors this past weekend! I'm so glad that I get to go to college with my bestest friend Kari-everything is clean and fun when she is around and I love her for it! :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So.....well I really don't know what is in store for me in the future, but the past two days I have had a strong feeling that I should serve a mission. I have always wanted to do a service abroad somewhere and what a better way to do that than by serving the Lord for two years? Its all up in the air of course because a lot can happen in a year and a half but it is a real possibility. I would be the first sister missionary in my family, so that would be neat. Also sometimes I feel SO selfish because I have the gospel in my life and its the greatest thing ever and I have done almost nothing to share it with others! I also went to a missionary prep fireside tonight given by Elder Cook the the 70. It was really cool and the stories he gave were so inspirational. I respect the guys who so willingly go on missions! Maybe I will go.....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A real name please!

So my name obviously is one of a kind and it gets made fun of a lot-I've been called va(GINA) Dickman, Dickerman, and just plain G Dick. I'm still waiting for people to realize that no matter what they call me, I've heard it a THOUSAND times before. However, I recently hit a new blow to my name while applying for a scholarship. When I entered my name it came up saying, "Hey now, how about a real first name?" I tried a few more times but apparently the computer has more common sense than my parents to know that the name Gina Dickman is embarrassing and so I proceeded to enter my sisters name instead. So even though marriage is not the first thing on my mind right now I really can't wait to ditch the combo of Gina Dickman and have something a little less embarrassing.

Besides my name being weird life is amazing right now! I am so incredibly blessed it is almost ridiculous. When I think about everything I have been given I feel guilty just because I know so many people out there have it so much worse than I do and do more with what they are given.

One last thing. All my guy friends are getting their mission calls. Since when did we all grow up?! I am so proud of them all though- I know they will all be amazing!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I felt the need to procrastinate

So I should be reading poetry right now for my English class, but those things are boring I tell you-the last one I read was about a man saying he needed to be raped by God in order to be born again. I really have no idea why I ever need to learn that. However, I do feel that Shel Silverstein's poetry is very worthwhile so I am procrastinating with his fun stuff. I love this one- along with all of his other stuff. Anyways...I will get back to work now. :)
Also-kind of a sidenote- I am officially applied as an el ed major. That is one step in the right direction as far as the whole knowing where my life is going thing. Yea!!