Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
-like to do things "Just to prove a point"
-are sometimes called the Energizer Barbies
-have a quote board that some people don't approve of but we laugh over it all the time
-love our neighbors that allow us to use their hot tub just six feet from our back door
-find it necessary to use backpacks for our towels...to get those six feet away
-re arrange the cupboards at 1 am
-have a duck in our front room. Literally. And his name is Howard
-believe in "no judgment...all God's children. I was ________ once."
-decorate the WHOLE house for Halloween
-are becoming more domestic (sometimes referred to as homely)
-almost always have at least one person blasting music. usually more
-never lose a moment for a "challenge accepted"
-may or may not have drugged a duck
-beat the boys in a cookoff
-don't need to clean because we "just did in June." (I wish I could say that was a joke...)
-have plans to sleep outside in November
Yep, we have a lot of fun! Note though that there are indeed 4 roommates and not just 3. But one tends to miss out on the fun all the time and stays in her room pretty much all the time. I love my roommates!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A different day, I went to my math class after chugging my typical Mt. Dew. I ran out to the bathroom about halfway through. Keep in mind that my math class is in the education building which used to be an elementary school, meaning that the bathrooms were built for little people. I may or may not have screamed (yes..screamed) when I felt like I was "falling" for too long. A lady outside my stall asked if I was okay. I just said yes and felt too stupid to explain. However that didn't stop me from hysterical laughter the whole time I was in the bathroom.
I almost got hit by a car. Like for reals. And I fully admit that it was my fault. I was on the phone and I even told my friend "This car is going really fast" and then right after I stepped off the curb. Not sure what I was thinking on that one. Like really. I'm not even mad that they honked and flipped me off.
On yet ANOTHER rough day, I went into the wrong class. I went to my Tuesday noon class on Monday at noon. This was my day of not feeling well and wishing that I was still in St. George so I sat there for a good 20 minutes before the kid next to me asked how I was just barely adding the class. It was at this point that I finally realized I was wrong. Cue that hysterical laughter again. I said "Oops" and got out of there as fast as I could.
I understand how you feel little guy! Needless to say though, I am DEFINETLY going to pay a little bit better attention at school for now on. Cause last week was just rough!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I love conference every time it comes around. I love the atmosphere of it, getting to feel better about life in general but I REALLY love when they have priesthood session and you see what boys make it a priority to go. Or even just seeing the guys in their suits at the regular sessions.
love how conference always reminds me exactly what guy I really want in life.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
It's hard to believe another year has already rolled around! I was talking with a friend the other night and he made me realize just how much things have changed and what a heck of a year it has been. In honor of soon turning 22, here are 22 lessons or facts that I have learned for myself in the last year...
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
That's why I tend to live in the fast lane. Fast as in "15 minutes to get home and change and be somewhere else" or "I'll hurry and grab food and change in the car on the way" fast. I'm home maybe 6 hours a week where I'm actually awake. This can lead to making my room look like a tornado ran through it almost any day of the week. Which drives me crazy but what can ya do? And I continue to be "blessed" with roommates that do not know how to take out garbage, unload the dishwasher and have yet to find the vacuum so I'm assumed general house cleaning also. So today (sad that it was Sunday but it HAD to be done) I started laundry and starting cleaning. FOUR HOURS later I decided the house was now worthy to do blog pictures...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Miss Jenn: she started as my roommate but over the last few months we got to be good friends. We nearly died going to a bonfire, went on many drives, made seven dozen (AMAZING) cookies and had a lot of talks. Jenn wrote me such a nice letter that I still have and was so great for somebody genuine to talk to. She always approached me out of concern, not curiosity. At least twice she just came and sat on my floor while I cried "so that [I] wouldn't be alone."
P. Mosh: Pier knew more of the background story than most so she was good for talking through some of it. She was never judgmental and always tried to be patient and understanding to whatever I needed. She always seemed to text me randomly and it was always just what I needed to hear. The day I would have gone in to the MTC she text me saying "I know today is probably rough for you. Know that I love you!" and it was enough.
My landlord text me today...our utilites for the month are $71 each. Yes feel free to read that over again because I had to re-read four times to believe it. seventy.one.each. That redefines ridiculous!
I wrote the missionarys for the week and feel great about it
For the second week in a row, I once again have FOUR essays due this week. But I turned one in today. check.
I made a list yesterday of some things I need the Lord to help me with and even by today I can feel a difference in a couple of them.
Had one of my little "brave" nights the other night and let one of the boys read the personal essay for my health class and proved myself wrong because I didn't regret it the next day like I thought I would. I love that feeling where you're able to look at a situation you had a hard time with and then realize you just have peace with it now. It's awesome!
Conversation with "the new boy" today:
J-I was looking through your facebook pictures and saw what looked like a mission call opening
Me: Ohhh. Yep.
J-So what was it?
Me: A mission call
J-Okay. Where was it too?
(20 minutes of awkward silence)
Turns out that conversation still comes up and still isn't getting any easier. BUT on a brighter end: 2 weeks ago I felt almost sick the whole weekend because I knew hands down that I was supposed to tell the mission story to my institute class but I REALLY REALLY didn't want to. Long story short I did. I started off saying my mom and friends might be mad at me if they knew I was about to tell you this cause I don't talk to people about it....and bawled the whole way through. But those 2 boys that talked to me after and the one crying behind me? Totally made it worth it.
Sean hasn't had to back me out of the driveway for 2 weeks. We made cookies today to celebrate my driving improvements
I am taking 16 credits and working full time. Busy is how I feel on my calm days.
Today I get to check another thing off my bucket list: eat a whole pizza by myself. Yep! Took a blanket outside on the lawn to soak up the last of our warm days and before I knew it my hot n' ready was up and gone. Kinda gross to think about but secretly I've always wanted to do that.
Mt. Dew has successfully been cut from 9/day to 2/day and it feels amazing
I can't wait for Halloween! Starts off my favorite time of year. Decorating our house is most likely going to happen this week....
I read my scriptures again yesterday. I still don't know much about the stories in them or who did what or when such a such happened but I love that I feel good about myself and feel a little bit more self worth come back to me every time that I read them.
As much as I love meeting new people, I always appreciate my friends that already know where I went to high school and what I want to major in.
I'm getting my hair done again on Wednesday. 3 cheers for change!
J. Farns has been gone almost a week and I've only gone to text her four times. That my friends, is a definet improvement.
If I end this now and turn off my light I will be in bed before three for the first time in I don't even know how long. Have a terrific Tuesday! :)
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday night we did our last girls night with her and it was awesome! Everybody is crazy busy and it's hard to make plans that work but for the ones that were able to make it, we had a blast. We celebrated in true pre-mish style by going to the BYU Football Devotional and when they sang Armies of Heleman Jess started to cry but leaned over and whispered that she had never been happier or more excited. Then we went to Mi Rancheritos (not the ghetto Beto's relative) for her last hurrah of Mexican food. We celebrated like it was her birthday and this guy wasn't our waiter but ate it all up anyways!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This picture is of me and my sisters. Obviously. What you probably don't know though is that this Chantel is VASTLY different from 'present day' Chantel. This was before life happened to me. With 2 exceptions, I still thought that life was just peachy alllll the time. Exception 1 had been dealt with and exception 2 is still a work in progress but I was ignoring it then. This was when I believed everything that people said to me, no questions asked. I didn't yet know what it felt like to be truly hurt. And more painful than anything else, to be hurt by somebody close to me that I trusted 100%. I thought "heartbreak" was a ridiculous term but in 2 years I'd learn it the hard way; collapsed in my bathroom and throwing up. I had this grand idea in my mind what relationships were and the way my future husband (aka Prince Charming of course) would come into my life.
A little while after this, I learned a lot of lessons. Some the hard way and I fully acknowledge that I brought it upon myself. Somewhere along the way, I lost my image of marriage and love and thought very little of it. I hated it even. I buried my desires by telling myself that it was a lie and I didn't want it. I told myself hookups were easier. I decided to act out of "fun" more than anything else. As me and one of my best friends discussed yesterday, this is not only false, but it makes everything worse. Some of the hardest conversations are the ones where somebody thinks so highly of a guy, and I'm dying inside because I feel like they're awful because of the way that I let them treat me. "Friends with benefits" "make out buddies" "non-commital"....it's all a bunch of bull to be honest. But it's easier that way. That way you aren't expected to talk about the hard things. That way you don't have to put yourself out there. That way, you know without a doubt, that you will never hurt as bad as you did before.
But every so often I remember why the risk was worth it. How fun it was to feel like you had a constant best friend. A "go to" person. Somebody that could make you laugh and turn your whole day around and have that person not only be fun to kiss, but mean something to you. Sure, I can lie and tell myself that I never want to get married but I know it's a lie. And everytime I hold a baby I remember how my whole life, I've wanted nothing more than to be a mom. Yes, relationships can be awful. Yes, they can hurt you. But they can be some of the greatest things too. So, starting today I will allow myself to be loved again.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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