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.