Monday, February 28, 2011

day 12-13.

Day 12 - A picture of something you love.

My dearest closest friends from Des Moines.

I've known most of these beautiful ladies since the tender age of 5. The rest came at the age of 10. Either way, I've known all of them for going on 10 years. I can count on them in any situation. I'm not entirely sure why we decided to go to school so far away from each other... cause it really sucks not being able to see them all the time. But I know that they'll always be there for me, and always be some of my best friends. They are like my second family, and I cherish my friendship with every one of them.

The ladies are:
Katelyn, Rachenda, myself.. , Elizabeth, Holly, and Lizzie

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.


This was actually tough to pick. I think I chose them because they have amazing music, and an amazing live show(which I have yet to see, but have youtube'd like it's my job). Hayley has the most stellar voice that is just breathtaking. It is so effortless for her. Plus they're songs are pretty diverse, I love them all!

Plus... isn't her hair awesome? I know I've mentioned it before but... *sigh* I wish I could pull off bright red like her.

Well... not much more to say. Guess I'll just go eat worms...

just kidding.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

day 10-11.

So I'm a little bit behind.... Sorry!

I was out of town for a track meet and didn't bring my computer (stupid).

So I'm going to catch you up slowly over the next couple days so you aren't bombarded!

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.

Laura Grittner.

OK, so honestly I don't consider myself to do much stuff that is "messed up". But me and Laura are crazy when we're together. Our relationship is basically made up of laughter and random inside jokes. I absolutely love this girl, and don't know what I'm going to do when she has to study away all of next year. :(

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.


You can ask anyone who knows me... I. Hate. Salad.
I am a huge texture girl. Weird textures just throw me off. I don't like onions on my burgers, nuts in my candy bars, or vegetables in general. So I guess it makes sense that salad would be on my hate list. It just doesn't make sense. And it doesn't even taste good. Who wants to eat leaves? Ew...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

day 9.

Day 9 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

My Dad.

He is amazing. He is always there if I need someone to talk to, and is always willing to make the drive to Luther to visit. I talk to him most days about everything and anything. He has great advice for most situations and I appreciate everything he's done for me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

day 7-8.

I'm not sure why I didn't update you yesterday, but all the more fun for you, right?

Day 7 - A picture of your most treasured item.

My "Live" tattoo.

My Papa died in September of 2009. I remember every detail of that day. It was my first week of classes at Luther, and for some reason I had forgotten to turn off my ringer on my phone. My sister called me and my extremely loud ring tone went off in the middle of class. I punched a button so it would stop ringing, and hung up on my sister. Next thing I knew there was a text from my sister that said something along the lines of "You need to leave class, it's important." I said no because it was my first week of class and didn't know that if there was an emergency I could just walk out of class. But I texted her back saying "What's wrong?" and she just said "Papa". I called my Mom right after class and she told me the news. I went to my next class in tears, which was a little humiliating. Luckily, people that I barely knew were really supportive and offered me hugs and gum and anything they could do to help me smile. I finished out the day, but could barely hold it together. I left the next day to be with family.

At the funeral we found out that my Papa's Bible only had a few verses underlined in his Bible. All of them said something along the lines of "We are all God's children, no one deserves to be judged." And that's how my Papa lived out his life. He is the most outgoing and giving person I have ever met. And I decided that I wanted to be more like him. He gave everyone a chance, it didn't matter what they looked like, or what they acted like. So my tattoo reminds me of that every time I look at it. It is the most meaningful thing I have ever purchased.

Day 8 - A picture that makes you laugh.

Me and my best friend Rachenda had this inside joke our senior year of high school and into the summer, where we would scream the word's "Rat-a-tat-a-tattoo!" and then spank each other... over, and over, and over. I know, pretty weird. But I have weird friends ;).

Anyway, we decided one night to do it in front of some friends, and for whatever reason, I decided it would be really funny to do it to my friend Reed. I'm pretty sure this picture is the first time I did it to him, so obviously he doesn't really know what to expect. I think the combination of both of our faces just cracks me up every time I see it.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

day 6.

Day 6 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.

Kat Von D

So I'll admit. I don't agree with every decision she has ever made (Sandra Bullock comes to mind). But she is pretty sweet besides that. I think it would be so cool to be able to do what she's done. She's written books, is an amazing tattoo artist, has her own line of make-up, and runs a successful business. I'd definitely trade places with her for a day if I could.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

day 5.

I feel like a bloggin fool lately!

I love getting on here and having something to talk about(AKA the 30-day challenge). I felt like I had a major lack of inspiration, and it didn't help with all of my academic stuff! Thank God that's over! Oh! Speaking of which, I'm competing next weekend in high jump! So excited!


Day 5 - A picture of your favorite memory.

Iowa All-stars Cheerleading

I started up in this program right before I entered the 5th grade. I stuck with it until my sophomore year of high school but quit thanks to some mental blocks. I can honestly say that I loved being a part of it(I wish I had stuck with it for longer).

All-star cheerleading is some of the hardest work I have ever done. By the end of my time there I was practicing twice a week with my squad and sometimes up to 3 times a week by myself. I was constantly trying to improve and moved my way up the program pretty quickly from eighth grade through tenth grade. It was surreal.

I'm still all about it too! I constantly am telling cheerleaders at my high school to join to help them improve. And I'm pretty sure my sister will get my niece in the program once she's old enough(they have a tiny girl squad that is too adorable). Maybe I'll be able to be a part of the coaching staff someday! That would be a dream come true!

Friday, February 18, 2011

track and day 4.

Let me just start this post by saying.

Today is an AMAZING day.

It actually started out pretty slowly. I woke up with no energy... I just felt drained for whatever reason, maybe because it's Friday. I almost fell asleep in one of my classes! I just could not keep my eyes open.

Also, I had a meeting with the registrar after classes were over to talk about my academic standings. I was pretty nervous for myself because as you might remember me mentioning in this post, I have not been doin so hot in school, which was effecting other stuff like my ability to participate in sports. So basically I was petitioning to be able to do my sports again, and have been stressing out about it since the beginning of the semester. But...

I can run track again! I'm so freaking excited!
Track meet's... here I come!

On another note, here's my 30-day challenge update!

Day 4 - A picture of your favorite night.

So technically this was more than one night, but I absolutely loved hanging out with my sister every night on our cruise last spring break. My Mom and niece would go to bed before we were ready, and there was so much to do on the ship that 8 o'clock was just a ridiculous bedtime for us. It was a great way to bond, and I definitely want to do it again!

This picture is of our last night on the ship. We celebrated by drinking champagne and dancing the night away in the 70's lounge all by ourselves! HA!

Oh, remember when I used to tell you what I've been listening to lately?
Here's my favorite as of late! Go listen!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


30 Day Challenge

Have you facebook nerds heard about that?
If not, you will soon (at least if you're friends with me)...
I'm doin it!

Basically, I have to upload a picture a day for 30 days. All of the days have descriptions about what the picture should be. And I'm on Day 3! So I'm thinking... how about I get you caught up and then you'll start getting consistent posts from me?! Gives me motivation to blog, gives you motivation to check up on me(maybe...)!

So here we go!

Day 1 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.

1.I took this picture literally 1 minute before uploading it to facebook.
2. My hair is naturally brown.
3. I have 6 piercings.
4. I have an outy belly button, so I can't get my belly button pierced.
5. I went to the same school for 13 years.
6. I bit my nails until recently.
7. I have been cheerleading for 8 years and want to coach it someday.
8. My eyes change color with what I'm wearing.
9. I am huge about tradition. I don't know what I'm going to do when I get married and have to go to my husband's Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations...
10. I do my own french tips with scotch tape and white and clear nail polish. I do my friends nails all the time too!11. My recent obsession is buffalo wings.
12. My little sister has autism.
13. I am obsessed with my two-year-old niece. I show her off ALL the time.
14. I never thought I'd be in a sorority, and now I'm on the exec board of Tau Delta Gamma at Luther.15. I have 2 tattoos-a red poppy in the middle of my back, and the word "Live" on my foot.

Day 2 - A picture of you and the person that you have been close with the longest.

Elizabeth Lowe

Day 3 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.

So sexy!

I'll keep my posts simple on here, and I'll talk about more than just the pictures. There is more description about each of these pictures on Facebook, but I know it's gonna get old for all of you that are friends with me on FB and that keep up with this little blog!

So, let me know if this is getting old or you think it's a little too monotonous! I'll try my best to keep it interesting and keep you updated! See you tomorrow with a new picture. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

school and motivation.

So I'm sitting here in my room with a cup of coffee working on some homework that's due later today, thinking.
Thinking that last semester... this would probably never happen.

I don't know how I got so unmotivated last semester... and the semester before that... but for some reason, I just didn't try. I coasted by in school and my grades suffered because of it. I would skip class, stay up late, not get my homework done... and this is college! I'm just sitting here thinking,

I know I have the capabilities of being a good student. Heck, I got a 3.0 my first semester of college. And I think I took that and thought "Well gee, college is easy... Why am I trying so hard?"

College is a challenge, and I know that I'm capable of getting amazing grades... getting on the Dean's list maybe? I know I can do it! So what was wrong with my thought process?

I think I am most frustrated at this because I have so many things that I love that are starting to be taken away because of my poor academic standing(stupid 2010 self...). And I have been working non-stop and have more motivation than I have ever had to get those things back, and to be at the top of my game again. I refuse to just coast by for the rest of my college career.

New goal for the semester(or at least different from the one I had the last two).
Aim for a 4.0. Do not settle on getting C's. Heck... don't be proud of a B. Aim for A's.

I will do well.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

J-Term Wrap-up

Sorry it's been awhile.
I got done with J-term and almost immediately we were back to the swing of things for Spring Semester. But I figured I'd do a little wrap up on my time in my J-term class since I never did!

I ended up doing really well in the class, but thanks to it's Credit/No Credit grading it did nothing for my GPA(grrrrrr). Either way, I'm really proud of how well I did, and really miss it. I got really close to my CT cause we had a lot of free time to talk when the kids were at specials recess and lunch. She found out a lot about my family and I got to meet both of her kids who were sweet. It was fun to see a different side of private school teachers since I went to a private school. She was so funny and outgoing and so much different than you would expect. It was so fun!

I fell in love with all the kids. I had a picture of all of them that I took on my phone, but after I replaced my phone I lost all of them. So if you really want to see a picture of them, and we're friends on facebook, you can go and look at the cute little shorties in my mobile uploads album.

I plan on going back to visit pretty soon. Me and one of my friends were both placed in the same town, and we decided while we were still in our practicum that we would go and visit them sometime this semester together!

Overall, this class really made me excited for the rest of my life. I absolutely loved going to the school everyday and working in the classroom. It shows me that this major was a good choice for me, and gives me some peace of mind about my future.