Thursday, March 31, 2011


OK... so I know I already blogged today... am I allowed to blog more than once a day if I have enough inspiration? I think so... :D

But seriously... I had to share.


You can tell I'm a little excited by the picture, eh? Yeah... It's this tiny little cup of my favorite ice cream. You may think this is a stupid purchase... but for a college student whose fridge has temperature issues... this is perfect! I bought two of them for whenever I'm craving them. One of those times is now... obviously. HA! But it has a little cap, like a cute mini ice cream container should!

Such a good find. I might die of happiness.

Night :)


One thing I hate about T/Th is that I don't have anyone to eat with. I used to eat with my roommate but she started eating big breakfasts making her not hungry when it came to lunch time. So lately I have just grabbed my lunch and ran. I hate doing that tho. I have a tiny little backpack that would probably function better as a purse, that barely fits my schools books, so it looks a little ridiculous when i have a big triangle shaped lump sticking out of the front of it. So today I decided to sit in the Union, finish my lunch, and blog.

Things that have been on my mind lately:

1. I hate eating alone... but I already said that.

2. I miss being in choir. I love how the sound of a full SATB choir just kind of overtakes you. I haven't been in that setting for far too long. Makes me sad :/

3. I really want my sister to have her baby. For those of you that don't know. My sister is 2 days away from her due date, and we are so anxious! We just want Baby Yellow(that's what we call her since my sister and brother-in-law refuse to tell us her name) to come out and say hello already! Plus I already emailed all my teachers and told them that I would miss class when the baby was born. I'm pumped!

4. I feel like I'm not that great at track. I mean... I love jumping and it's a lot of fun, but I feel like I have just been doing a crappy job, especially since I've only really high jumped once this year, and long jump for me is basically a joke since I never had real training in it until college. I'll stick with it because I love it, but it's kind of depressing that I'll never be All-American or anything like that.

5. I need a job, bad... I feel like I have no money of my own. I want to be able to work and take pride in the money I make. I plan on getting a job this summer, but even now I wish I had an on-campus work study so that I could feel like I was accomplishing something other than just schoolwork.

6. Schoolwork is ridiculous right now. My birthday is on Monday and I have SO MUCH DUE on that day. And it sucks because I have a track meet in the Des Moines area this weekend and am staying there to be with family for awhile. I guess I should probably get done with my homework today and tomorrow, but I just have no motivation to get it done, especially since one of the assignments requires me to read another 100 pages of an extremely boring book. Ugh.

There's lots more on my mind, but I'm basically done with my lunch and want to get back and work on that homework I mentioned... blah. Hope you have a good rest of your week! Weekend is only a day away! :D

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Spring Break...
So I realized after promising you lots of fun pictures... that I don't have very many. I was pretty hesitant to bring my camera to the beach for fear of it getting stolen. So these are mostly getting ready pics! But none the less, we had fun!

First Glimpse of the island!

Me and Nicole


Taylor and I

We stopped in Waco on the way back to visit some of my friends from high school!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tattoo #3

This tattoo was the least painful, least expensive tattoo I have ever received. Sure... it's two lines, but after getting my other tattoos I figured all tattoos killed right after getting them. The tattoo on my back prevented me from sitting back on a chair, and the tattoo on my foot made walking extremely uncomfortable. So I figured this tattoo would hurt pretty bad. WRONG. I had fallen down the stairs earlier in the day and caught myself with my left hand(yes, I know... I'm a clutz), and the bruise on my hand hurt worse than the tattoo! In fact, the most painful part was actually getting it, and that only lasted a minute... literally.

But let's tell the story of this tattoo.

I had been thinking for a while about getting an Ichthus symbol(christian fish) somewhere that I would see often. I felt like I needed a reminder about what I believe in, and a representation of who I am. I really respect that symbol, and it has significant meaning in my faith. I had thought about size and placement a lot, but didn't know exactly what I wanted. I had drawn little doodles of what I wanted on different spots on my wrist, and figured something small and simple would be best. I actually drew the tattoo that I ended up getting earlier in the day, then walked into the tattoo shop in South Padre, pointed to my wrist and said "I want this".

I'm really glad I got it, even if it was spur of the moment.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

spring break.

Back from Spring Break!
Did you notice it took me a few days to get ya'll updated on my last day of the 30 days of Chelsea? Blame Texas. Did I really say ya'll in the last sentence? Sheesh!

I have been in South Padre Island, TX for about a week! I went with 5 of my closest friends from school, and although it might have been a little too much estrogen, it was a great time. We went to the beach pretty much everyday, went out every night, met up with some fellow students who stayed there as well, lots of fun. We're already talking about what we're going to do next year! It was so fun, I want to do it every year for the rest of my life. Totally worth the money, and the drive to get there.

We also got to stay in Waco, TX with some of my friends that go to Baylor. I missed them a lot so it was extremely nice to see them and introduce them to some of my friends that they hadn't met.

This week was definitely much needed! So excited to get some pictures up here so you can see some of the crazy stuff we did!

Oh, did I mention I got a tattoo? Yeah... last minute decision. But I'm glad I did it. Once I'm back in Decorah I'll get pictures uploaded so you can see what we did!

Hope you've all had a relaxing week! Goodnight! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

day 30-last day!

Last day of the 30 days of Chelsea! Hope you enjoyed it. After this I'm gonna have to start being creative again!

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.

My Papa.

I miss him so very much. He was a man that I strive to be like. He didn't know a stranger, and didn't judge anyone. The tattoo on my foot is for him, and I know if he was here and I had it he would be showing it off to everyone. I wish he was still here. Holidays are still empty without him.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

days 28-29

1) College students should not have to supply their own paper. We pay for it, when the copier runs out... it's a little annoying. I'm bringing my paper... from my room... to the copier upstairs so that I can print something. Stupid.

2) I got interviewed today all because I write this little blog! Someone at our college newspaper got my name from someone, and I got an email earlier this week asking if they could interview me about why I write, and who to, and where I think I'll go with it... Pretty cool! Although, I don't really see myself going into professional blogging. I enjoy it, but I don't even think I'm necessarily that good at it... What do you think?

3) 30 days of Chelsea!

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.


Yeah. I don't believe people that say they aren't afraid to die. And I don't believe people that say that they want to die. I think it is terrifying. Yes, I believe that after I die I'm going to heaven (which rocks), but death is such a scary thing. I hate losing people because of death. It's a scary, sad thing. Sure, I'm gonna be jumping for joy when I'm in heaven. But the process of getting there is terrifying.

Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.

Really, any picture of this little one will do. She is the biggest sweetheart, and has me wrapped around her tiny little finger. I just can't get over this picture tho. I show it to everyone (or at least I did when I had an iPhone), and I just ooh and ah over her. So cute. AH!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

days 26-27

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.

Family means so much to me. I don't think I can stress enough how much I love and care for each person in this picture.

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.

Haven Grace.

My sweet sweet 2-year-old niece who I adore. You can ask any one of my friends or family about how much I love this child, and they will all tell you that I am obsessed(to say the least). She makes my heart melt. She's got the biggest heart and the cutest little attitude. She's about to be a big sister, and I don't know if I can share the love I have for her with another niece. Hopefully I will!

On another note. Tau Delt's had a "tea" tonight. A tea is basically a social where we get the word out about our sorority. Potential pledges come and meet active members so they understand more about what we're all about, and basically what they would get themselves into if they did decide to pledge. We had a wopping THREE potentials tonight... exciting right? Yeeeah... oh well! Our next one will be great.

Either way, the theme was "Leprechauns and Leotards"-hilarious to say the least. Here are some pics :)

Excuse my face... I look like I'm angry and have a witch nose...

On another other note... If you need to laugh... go watch this.
Pure talent. Too say the least...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

days 24-25

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.

Although they were cool at the time, gauges have done a number on my ear holes... OK, that sounds awkward. But I'm serious! Normal earrings just kinda hang because my holes are still niiiice and stretched out. Luckily, they have shrunk enough now that the back is big enough to keep the earrings in place, but I bet I could still fit a pretty big plug in my ear. The size in the picture is a zero. Blah.

Day 25 - A picture of your day.


What I could have used all weekend. On facebook this picture came a little bit late. I was completely out of it, and could really have used something to improve my mood. Candy probably would have done the trick. ...sigh...

Monday, March 14, 2011


Sorryyyyy I got behind again. =/

I'll catch you up slowly. Luckily for you, I had no motivation this weekend, so I don't have as many days to catch you up on! But still, I'll do it over a couple days!

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.


Actually, more like, I wish I could get over my mental blocks in tumbling. I used to be a pretty good tumbler, but I hurt myself all the time and started freaking myself out because I was afraid of losing my spot on my cheerleading squad. So I ended up "losing" all my tumbling. I probably still have the muscle memory to do it, I just can't! It's annoying!

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.

This is one of many favorites. I figured I'd do something other than Twilight or Harry Potter though! This is a book that I can honestly say is not for everyone. It's from the perspective of a girl who poisoned her whole family... just to give you an idea of what it is kind of like! It's a good read though, and I've read it many times over the years!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

secret and whisper.

Sometimes finding out that one of your favorite bands has a new song out can turn your whole day around. I suggest you go listen. It's "Pixie (B-Side)", but you should probably listen to all of their songs... they're just that good.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


What's up with Blogger right now? I went to center all of my text and noticed that half of my options are gone... Anyone else have this problem? Weird... anyways!

So I know I've told you guys this already... but in case you don't remember(doubt it), I dropped my phone in a toilet this weekend. I was trying to figure out the "green" toilets in one of the buildings on campus trying to figure out which way to pull the handle and right as I pulled the lever. *PLOP*, out of my pocket, and into the toilet went my people iPhone 4. Like I said, I think my pocket was just jealous because my iPhone is so beautiful. Anyways, it worked for awhile, but then it shut off. So it sat in rice for something like 30 hours... still didn't work. THEN I plugged it in thinking that it might have just been dead, which wasn't the case (could've fried it... hope not!)... and now it is sitting in a bag of rice, once again, in the hopes that it might work. I'm gonna check it next week..

In the meantime, I have felt like the biggest loser because I don't have any form of communication other than facebook. And I'm annoying myself(not to mention my friends) when I ask people to use their phones or text someone for me. So I have been desperately looking for a replacement at&t phone that I can use until I can get to Des Moines and get a new iPhone. Turns out NO one at Luther has extra at&t phones... probably because until last semester, they got NO service pretty much anywhere on campus. But either way, it was ridiculous. I was begging people to ask around, or try to think of anyone that might have an extra, to no avail.

So, pitiful me called my mommy (on my friends phone), and broke down. I'm not sure why being without a phone made me so on edge, but it did. Maybe I'm PMSing(tmi? sorry) and just need a phone in order to be happy right now. Either way, my mother made my day last night by going on ebay and finding me a lovely little replacement phone that I can use until I can get my new phone. Can you say best mom ever? Yeah... she is. But anyway, here's the little bugger! It's supposed to come in this week, and it was pretty cheap! I'm PUMPED to be back in communication with the world!! :D

Monday, March 7, 2011

rambling and day 21.

First off.
I feel like rambling.
So here we go...

Track today was killer. I pushed myself harder than normal, which made me overheat, which made me not finish the workout. Although I did get some quality skills training in which felt really good. And the running I did get in felt amazing!

My phone is dead. I dropped it in the toilet... and I feel like crying. I am SUCH a bad phone owner! First I drop one on the concrete, and then I drop one into a toilet. fml.

Swiss rolls are delishimo. Chocolate-y whipped creamy deliciousness. Also, I love Italian Wedding Soup... and CapriSun. Dinner may or may not have consisted of all those things.

I got to play charades in my public address class today. On days that we aren't speaking I feel like my teacher just has no idea what to do with us... so we play games. Very interesting. And very funny. "Moby Dick" was an fun one... ha.

I really want these wedges. First off, their Toms... which I LOVE. Second, their awesome. Isn't the design sweet? They're so unique! I want them!

I am starting to love Jersey Shore. I think it's partially the fact that they are so typical, and partly that they are so real. The little things make me laugh the hardest, probably because it reminds me of me and my friends. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that Pauly D is suuuuuper sexy. Tattoos, tan skin, funny, music lover... I think so.

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.

Pledge Month

Without a doubt one of the most mentally and emotionally trying months of my life. I love what I ended up getting out of it (a closer relationship with my friends, and an entirely new group of friends that I wouldn't have had otherwise), but it was just so difficult. My friends and I were snapping at each other pretty consistently the entire time. Plus we were in the midst of classes with tests and homework, and would have to do tons of stuff on top of that for pledging. I am so glad that it's over.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

day 19-20.

Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.

I'm on the right. Yep. Middle child right here! I think I'm 3 in this picture, but my older sister thinks I'm 4. I don't know when exactly the picture was taken, so I can't be sure! Aren't we cute tho? I mean... come on... who can't love my munchkin cheeks?

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.

London, England

I've always wanted to go to Europe. I'm not that great at French, I'm OK at Spanish, and I've only ever sung German and Italian, so I figure England is my best bet. I've always wanted to go there, plus I know a good amount of people that live there that I would love to meet up with! I really want to study abroad there, so lets hope that happens!

On another note. My phone took a swim in the toilet this morning. I think my pocket was jealous of how beautiful my phone is, and saw an opportune moment to eject it into toilet. Thankfully I had just flushed the toilet so it doesn't smell(not that I've sniffed it). But it shut off, so it is currently incubating in a bowl full of rice. Let's hope it survives and that the rice trick really gets the job done! In the meantime, if you really need to get ahold of me, send me a message or something on FB!

Friday, March 4, 2011

day 18.

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.

Singing Solo.

OK, so I don't look insecure in this picture... but this was one of the few times that I wasn't nervous to sing in front of people. In fact, the only times that I haven't been nervous to sing solo was when I was in theater productions at my school. Pretty much every other time, I freaked myself out. In fact, Wednesday of this week I had to sing in seminar, and I was freaking out! I'm confident in my voice, I just get so nervous if I can see the faces of the people I'm singing to. If only I could just always have the lights out and a big spot light pointed directly at my face while singing, maybe this wouldn't be an insecurity!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

shenanigans and days 15-16.

Today was one of those days that I absolutely dread.
Tests in 2/3 classes, and a speech in the other one.
Not to mention I'm supposed to have track tonight(skipping that).
I also have voice lessons, AND seminar, which conveniently falls right in the middle of my Tau Delt meetings!
It's a busy day to say the least... and I should probably be working on homework now since I won't have much time later, thanks to all my singing and sorority shenanigans.

Tomorrow, however, should be a good day. I get to go see my Mom and Grandma up in Rochester for lunch. And hopefully while I'm there I'll be able to go to Target and get a bathing suit for my Spring Break trip(which is sneaking up on me! AH!).

Alright, now to what you probably are sick of seeing. 30 days of me me me!

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.

Get Married.

Let's be honest... who doesn't want to get married? It's something that every little girl looks forward to doing someday. And it's freaking me out that I'm friends with people that are engaged or already married! I just want to see who my husband is going to end up being, and what my wedding will be like. Ah! Exciting!

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

My beautiful, lovely Grammy.

I have written papers on this woman, and love her dearly. She is one of the most giving, loving, Godly women I have ever met, and she truly is inspirational. She is a successful business woman who loves her family and had a happy relationship with her late husband(my sweet Papa) for over fifty years. I miss her so much and cherish every moment spent with her!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

day 14.

So I know I said I was going to get you all caught up quickly. But this picture deserves its own post!

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

My Mom.

She is the strongest most supportive person in my life. She is an amazing role model having basically been a single mother for most of my life. She's married, but my step-dad doesn't really have a relationship with us, making my Mom's job even harder. She's in the middle of battling a rare type of cancer, which she just had major surgery to remove. She's recovering slowly but surely and we're praying that the cancer is gone.

Also, as for her being supportive. Every activity I have ever done, my Mom has been supportive of. My cheerleading, my music, my other athletics. Everything... she's always been my biggest fan and my biggest support. She told me all the time how proud of me she was and she loved being a part of everything I did. It really sucks living 4 hours away from home and not being able to see her as much, because we're really close. I don't know what I'll do when she leaves (but she says we're not allowed to die first). All I know is I love her and she's not leaving anytime soon.