Helped my mom put on a little nativity party with her preschoolers.. They're so funny! And out of control. By the way... They love me.


That never happens...

So once again, there's no way I could get through finals without a little divine intervention. I had my first final scheduled at 7am this morning (the only times I've gotten up that early in the past year are to play basketball when I'm back home in California). So I knew that I couldn't stay up until my typical 2am bedtime. Luckily, the house was quiet. Austin went to bed early as usual (though I found him sleeping on the couch this morning), Lenny was gone studying, and Tanner was who knows where. So I got in bed just before midnight, set my alarm for 6am, and went to sleep.

6am rolls around. The alarm goes off. Miracle of miracles, I wake up. I sit up. Turn the alarm off. Though I feel like falling back asleep, I resist the urge and decide to say my morning prayers and just thank Heavenly Father for helping me wake up. And what happens? I fall asleep. WHAAAAAAT. That's it. I'm a goner. No way am I waking up until noon, when I can start panicking for missing my final. And then what happens? I get an email. 2 minutes after I fall asleep, my phone loudly tells me I have something new in my inbox. And it wakes me up. YESSSSSSSSS!! Jump out of bed (more like groggily roll off the edge), get ready, eat breakfast, go take test. Dominate test. Good way to start the finals? I think so.

I knew morning prayers were useful. If I had fallen asleep from laziness instead of praying would I have been so lucky? I like to think not.


geocaching adventures

So last time I went geocaching, as soon as the sun went down and it got dark it was pretty much impossible to find anything, since they're usually so small. So when Nicole picked me up tonight and wanted to go geocaching, i have to admit i thought we were destined for failure.

So after spending 20 minutes re-downloading the app for my phone while trying to ignore Nicole's complaints about it taking forever (you have to admit Nicole, you were pretty impatient) and then getting the location for a cache, we were off. Too bad the first one was like 2 miles away! Which might seem lame to complain about, but hey, i just wanted to look around provo, alright? But we only wanted to find big ones so that they'd be easier to see at night, and that was one of the closest ones.

So we drove south and out to the middle of nowhere, down a little dirt path and ended up next to some ancient shack that had dogs chained up and barking. The geocache was supposedly by a tree right next to the place, but Nicole was scared of the dogs and wouldn't get out of the car haha (how embarassing) so i pretty much had to find this by myself. It would have been hard in the dark, but Nicole happened to have a flashlight! How handy, right? But when I signed our names, the pencil was so dull that the next person to find it will probably wonder why someone scribbled on the paper with pencil.

Anyways, after a failed attempt to find another (it was somewhere we couldn't get to driving) we went for another one up in the hills and had to do a little more climbing on an old golf course. That one was hidden in some rocks in an old ammo box, and had a few random things inside (Mormon passalong cards, a matchbox, tape, golf balls, etc.). So we snapped a pic, swapped some stuff, and ended our nighttime adventure.

Success? I think so.

I'd post a picture, but she has them all. So check her blog and get off my back!


winter fun

I think that Utah can't decide whether it wants to keep snowing or start being sunny, because the days seem to alternate between the two. I wouldn't mind either one, as long as it gave it to me constantly. I mean, how can i enjoy the snow if its melting because of the sun, or enjoy the sun because theres so much snow?
Despite the weather's best efforts to thwart my fun-loving ways, it's been quite a bit of fun this winter. Between going out and playing in the snow in areas where its snowed enough to do such a thing and watching the Jimmer craze take over BYU and a good portion of the nation, ive been busy and having fun. Last week some friends and I went tubing up in Park City, which was fun even with the hundreds of 10 year olds determined to take control of all the runs. I discovered that I can have more fun throwing snowballs and pushing my friends into snowbanks than on any hill! Who'da thought, right? Maybe that's what is in store this weekend.

Intramural basketball is winding down, we had our last season game last friday, in which we came out on top with a decisive win. We only had 1 sub while they had 4-5, so they ran us down a bit but were no match for our outstanding talents. Who wants to play only half the game anyways? Not me. So that makes 4 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss during seasonal play, with two of our main players not being at the last two games. Hopefully we'll do well in the tourney, cause even if we dont win the whole thing, its nice to get a few extra games out of it! So in between going to BYU games and our own, it's been a good season of basketball.

Anyways, I don't know what is going on this weekend, hopefully its something that'll bring me up from my slowly sinking love life, cause i could do with a few distractions right now!