Sunday, January 1, 2012

The year is dying part dos

So my computer with all my pictures seems to have died, so for now I'm just going to finish this with just the written description, and who knows, maybe I'll go add pictures later. But for now, here's the rest of my year....

May- Quite the amazing Spring term with my peeps from the Spanish house. I got SOO bonded to those people and I'm pretty sure I've got life long friendships with most of them. I feel SO blessed to have made that decision. I'm not sure, but that might win for my highlight of 2011. We went to midnight showings of movies, did P90X, wrote songs, cooked, ate, rode bikes, watched movies, played frisbee, and spoke Spanish while doing it! hello dream come true! :)

June- Spring term ended and I packed up all my stuff then headed home for my asian birthday (aka 22nd birthday)

July- I took an emergency trip to Baltimore to be with Kristen and road trip down to South Carolina. Good sister bonding! I spent a couple weeks with Emily, Mike, Clara, and Paisley in Hershey, which was awesome. We went to Hershey park, and pretty much all things Hershey. I loved it! Then we (including Kristen) drove to Missouri for our family reunion. ALways a good time at the Erekson house. :)

August- Greg, Lisa, Mom, Dad, and Will got to go on a trip to Italy this summer and I got to stay home. hahaha. I babysat Julia, Rock, and Caroline for a couple of days, with some help from Lauren, and we all managed to survive! It was fun playing with them! I also got my wisdom teeth out which was not the most pleasant experience. Right before I went back to school, I was literally on my way to the airport, we had to go back to the doctor guy because it got infected. Blech. But alls well now. I got all moved into my new apartment and fell in LOVE with our view! Its awe inspiring! And I had a blast with my roommates! I love these girls!

September- School, school, and more school. I had pretty much all of my classes with the same group of people, and they became like a family. I love those people! We have a good time! Its fun to have a tight knit group to have classes together! I hung out a lot with my FLSR people a lot in September. We also had a few creative sleepovers in our apartment, such as sleeping out on our deck in a tent and on the lovesac :)

October- I went to the BYU homecoming parade but Chelsea came down during the game and we talked instead of watching the game. WAY more fun. I went to Cornbellies this year with Lily and Bryan from the Spanish house and Chelsea to do the corn maze and they had so many other fun things! I also went to my Great Uncle Alex's 100th birthday party! My council threw our ward Halloween party and we decided to have a dance. I was sick, so I didn't have that great of a time but I dressed up as "your mom!" :)

November- This was the big climax of the semester- we got to go INTO real schools and work with real kids! I loved it!!! It was so fun and I absolutely loved my class! My partner Daniel and I got to do a Spanish immersion program, so it was interesting, but so great! We finally started bonding with some people in our ward and went to some parties and such.

Clarissa reading her textbook and me reading mine :)

December- I finished up my semester and headed home for Christmas! This year was kind of an off year, and Greg's family and I were the only kids home this year, along with our family friend Sandy. But it was still a party! I miss my little nieces and nephews to pieces when I'm gone so it was fun to play with them! They're getting SO grown up!!! I got to go to our ward Christmas party, hang out with friends from High school, play with the fam, and sleep. It was lovely and went by far too fast!

Dear friends from the Frontenac ward

Well folks, that's a wrap. 2011 was a good year, but I'm planning on 2012 being extra-ordinary! I feel like there's a lot in store for me and I'm looking forward to go on living it! Life is oh, so good!
Happy New Year!!!

The year is dying

I was just looking at some pictures from the last year, and I thought it would fun to do a little recap. I didn't think all that much happened in 2011, but looking back it was a pretty great year! So this is more for me than for anyone else, so if you find it amusing to read, read on dedicated blog stalker! :)

January- The year started off well with celebrations of my sister's wedding. Even though it was FREEZING, I was glad she got hitched :) Then school started again (and I decided I really did want to be an El Ed major) and the MTC stole away 2 of my best friends. Michael and Brittany. Rude. But I was introduced to some of my dearest bestest friends, Alice and Heidi, so I managed. Oh, and I got to finally room with my dear Carmen (aka Chelsea). So January was a success.

February- I went skiing for the first time in my life with Kaitlin and AnnaLeah. It was a grand time, and now I've done it and I may not ever do it again. And judging from my collection of pictures from that month, the only time I left my apartment was to go to class and my skiing trip. Really, its just a testament to how fun my roommates were. Seriously. Alice starting coming out of her shell and boy did we have a good time! Oh! And at a Relief society activity Heidi Harris, Lisa McGhie and I decided to start working out together in the mornings. Like, legit morning. Like 6 AM morning. I mostly hated every day. But I loved being with those girls, so I went. hahahaah, but we didn't take many pictures for many reasons.

(Heidi and I-not at 6AM but you get the idea)

March- I finally saw one of the best movies ever in creation-Tangled. I bless the day it came into my life! :) I also went to 5 minutes of my first BYU rugby game, and we won sooo I'm pretty much their good luck charm. Chelsea, Alice, and I continued to be crazy and cook deliciousness like chocolate chip cookie covered oreos. Talk about diabetes in a cookie. YUM! :) I also starting hanging out with a girl from a lot of my classes, Mariah. We had some good laughs together! Crazy fun girl!(at the rugby game)

April- Alice's friend from Florida, Jamie, drove down from BYU-I to come visit us for a few days! We went and hiked at Bridal Veil Falls and hiked the Y. It was fun to have her with us and go on some excursions out of our apartment! Then the end of the semester was upon us and we had to part ways. It was quite sad to leave my dear Chelsea and Alice and Sarah left for her mission to Peru so I was SUPER jealous!! Little did I know what awaited me at the Spanish house....(Girls from the best math class evah!)

Continue reading in part 2. This is getting too long...