K beyond the many reasons i am excited for christmas this year.. there are two main reasons i am so excited for the next three days..

1- I get to talk to Elder Benjamin Trevor!
...soo nervous/excited/scared/happy!


2- CRUISE on Saturday!
...so relieved/excited/No more Snow/cheap shopping in mexico!/time with the fam/tan-ness/vacation!

(i will be here in 4 days) :)

HALLELuJAH! only 3 days, yet so many things to look forward to!...

love you all!

Home for the Holidays!

yes it is true.. I SURVIVED YET ANOTHER SEMESTER! who the heck knows how well i did or whatnot, but the point is.. I DID IT! i am now only 4 credits short of my associates degree and i am excited to be ahead of the game!

I moved home last friday and can i just tell you how great it feels to be back?! i swear moving away from your family, friends, relatives, and all the other things of normal life makes it that much better to come home. Living away has made me realize a lot of things , but mostly it has taught me how great it is to "return home".... Alright, now i am not meaning to be all spiritual on ya here, but i feel like this creates a great metaphor.. How great will it be when we can all "return home?" aww the day will be amazing when we can kneel at the Saviors feet, our hearts full of gratitude for the wonderful blessing he gave us through his powerful example. I am so thankful for this time of year! I am so excited to spend time with my WHOLE family and enjoy the many blessings we have been given!

Merry Christmas to you all! and a very Happy New Year!

The Adventures of Halle and Haley

As i have talked about before.. me and my little cousin Halle have quite the bond. She is a total goof ball and i think she is the cutest thing ever. If you recall, she is the one that loves to send me emails. well since we were together during Thanksgiving break, we got some pretty cute pictures.. and all of them come with quite the story behind the scenes. Anyway.. enjoy!

Me and Halle the first night we got there.. She was the first one to welcome the Hansen's to San Diego.. she came sprinting out the door and jumped into our arms!

Halle loved stealing my blanket that Ben made me.. she would say.."but Haley its so soft!"

Halle loves setting up pictures.. "haley you do this.. and i'll do this.." She is adorable.

We loved writing our names in the sand using the same 'H' to start each of our names.. kinda like a crossword. she thought it was the coolest thing!

Once again.. this is a picture that Halle set up.. "Haley you look at the camera and i will look at you." i absolutely love this picture!

"Word!" - Halle's favorite saying..

Halle is quite the little trooper when it come time to the Ocean! she loves the beach!

"let me see your tongue!"

she says the funniest things.. seriously i don't know how she comes up with the things she says..

This is Savvy. She is Halle's older sister. Boy are these two peas in a pod! Their personalities go perfectly together and i love watching the way they interact. They are the two sweetest little girls you will ever meet! I love the Dixon clan and can't wait to see them at Christmas time!

Thanksgiving in San Diego!

Last week we got the opportunity as a family to drive {uhh} down to San Diego to spend Thanksgiving watching Kali play soccer and spend time with The Dixons. It was a much needed break for everyone! I cant express how awesome it was to have my WHOLE family home for Thanksgiving this year.. i think it has been at least 3 years since we spent it together. I love my family more than anything. We are at a fun time in our age differences and we all get along very well. I love my siblings and look up to them all... i think this trip made me appreciate each of them so much more! Here are some fun pictures from the week!

The Hansen and Dixon Crew on the Beach on Thanksgiving day

First Family picture in a long time!! we all look great after spending the whole day in the ocean!

Meet my Aunt Cyd. She is so awesome! It was fun spending time with her and catching up on life and such! I love Cyd!
Me and East got in a little war on the beach.. we both "white washed" each other with the sand? i dunno it wasnt a good feeling!

Probably one of my favorite pictures of the whole trip..

Soo cute. Playing in the Ocean all day definitely kept us all entertained.

Sooo happy to have my big brother home! i love him so much!

Little Teagy.. will always be my man!!

Oh how Benjamin was missed on our trip.. love that kid and miss him so much!

Someone please move to San Diego with me? seriously some day i am going to live there...

I am thankful.....

Family- all reunited finally..

Friends!! -no matter how close or far away..

-The Church of Jesus Christ

Thanksgiving in San Diego with family!

-Good Health
-A home and food
-A job
-A car
-Friends who love me regardless of how crazy i am..

And so many other wonderful blessings.

Life is great! i lovee everything about it!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

i love St George!!

wanna know why?? because i went swimming on November 18... it was so warm and i had no school. Hallelujah!

New Roomie.

Yup the rumors are true. i got two new roommates last week and to be completely honest, i was not excited about it. New roomies meant no more extra bedrooms, extra refrigerator space and all that jazz. welp it has turned out alright and the girls are fun. i never really see one of them, but i am sure she has a tender heart, even if she doesnt know my name. psh.....

So on sunday we decided to decorate cookies for fall/winter... and somehow we ended up covered in flour. I dunno how it started? i didnt do it.. thats for sure! It was a good little bonding experience but our house was a disaster after!

Lesson Learned: I am going to have severe wrinkles when i get old!! ahh hopefully the second coming happens before that so i don't have to go through that stage of my life. JOY!

For Keenan

Recent love= Gossip Girl.

Twisted plots, awesome wardrobes, and beautiful people have made this show one of my favorites :) Seriously you will get addicted.

Recent Obsession: Chace Crawford.

 Man is he GORGEOUS? soo sexy. If you dont want to watch the show for the plot, simply watch to look at this Beautiful man for an hour. 


i know this may sound weird but i LOVE Halloween. It is seriously one of my favorite holidays. So needless to say i was super excite   ............oh wait until i found out that i worked Friday til close (11) and saturday til volume (just whenever it stops being busy). I didnt think it would be too busy on saturday considering it was a holiday that is
 celebrated mostly at night... BOY WAS I WRONG!! we were packed! and i was MAD!!

Well since i worked on friday til pretty late i had already made plans to drive up to SUU and meet up with a bunch of friends at the Howl. I went last year and i was stoked to go again this year. i figured i would get off early and be up there by 11:30. Wrong again. I didnt get out of work until like 11:05! rip off! I frantically drove to cedar and after a series of mishaps, i finallyy got there. i walked in when a lovely lady informed me that she was no longer selling tickets and that i couldnt go in. She told me they stopped selling tickets at 12:00. i looked down at my phone and it said... 12:03!! i tried everything in the book. and still she wouldnt let me in. She even replied "i dont really care where you drove here from" after i explained i had just driven from St george. what a B WORD! But it didnt end up being horribly bad.. I met these girls that were just as mad as i was.. and we had  fun sitting and watching my friends dance while i sat 10 yds away from the dance floor under the exit sign. LOVELY!

 After the dance was over I met up with my friends Brady, Chase, and Clint and we went back to their house and hung out all night. Me and Brady have known each other since we were little cuz our dad's coached baseball together. We have become really good friends since we moved away to ..somewhat close.. colleges. I had a blast with those boys and i was grateful for their hospitality!

On Saturday i once again got off work late, so as i hurried to get ready while Brady, Ammon, Clint, and Drake, were in my living room waiting for me. Finallyy we decided to go to a party. Wow. crrrrazy. Tonz of drunk people. probably not the best place to be, but we did meet some very interesting people and had a fun time pretending to be drunk. i was super nervous that this one kid was gonna throw up on me---i have NEVER seen someone that drunk. seriously he was GONE.

So me and the boys left and caused some mischief. We threw cups of water and drunk people walking out of various parties.. and we almost got in a fight with a Cholo. He thought a kid we knew "mooned us" (when in reality he was wearing one of those fake butt costumes) he said "yo i got my hyna in the car i'm gonna go beat the %#@$ out of him." ahh we were freaking out! but it made for a great story. unfortunately for you... only the short version can be told. :)
(Ammon is hiding...)
Thanks to these boys i had an awesome Halloween. It was soo fun. Thank you Lovers!! you are the best.

weekend at home!

This past weekend i requested work off so i could go home for a few days. wow. best decision i have ever made. i drove up saturday morning and came back tuesday night. whoopsie.. i did happen to miss a few classes but ya know what? it was well worth it! 

I spent pretty much my whole weekend with this lovely girl. Meet one of my best friends Lori Brooke Richards. I knew she would be coming down from USU for her brothers homecoming so that pretty much convinced me that i should head up to home also. We hadn't seen each other since august so it was a much needed weekend of catch up! i love this girl seriously. we had so much fun and i wish she werent so frickin far away. boo.

Me and brooke officially met around seventh or eighth grade. Her brother TJ and my brother chandler were really good friends and so her family invited us up to their cabin one weekend. I'll admit it. We did not "hit it off"' as some would like to say. But we just didn't know each other too well and we were put in a semi awkward situation. Anyway we then were SBO's in Middle School together. Again. Didn't hit it off. It took some time.. but finally around my junior year we were again on student government together. and this time we did start chatting and becoming friends. Welp talk about a crazy situation but then.. we starting dating Ben and Carson around the same time.. who were also best friends. and well, we have been tight ever since. The rest is history. i love this girl. she truly is the best.

And up next...

Now meet jess. Me and Jess have been friends since sophomore year. we met when we were like 12 at a byu soccer camp.. where me and my friend lexi tortured her and her roommate. Me and lex had them convinced that we could speak our own language. ohh the joys of being a 12 year old. We stayed friends all through high school and have even gotten closer since we graduated. i am soo grateful i have this girl in my life. she is an awesome example of love and forgiveness. She is one of a kind and i know i can always count on her! 
i had the best weekend. i loved spending time with my family and catching up with friends, siblings, and parents. it was awesome. i loved it and cant wait to come home for good in december!

Vegas Vegas and more VEGAS!!

Fall break=Lots and LOTS of fun! oh man i started off fall break with Vegas with my girlfriends from the team last year.. and boy did we have a blast! That trip definitely goes into one of my top Vegas Trips.. and i have had many! Here are just some fun pics from Trip ONE:

Doin some Shoppin at Nordstrom with our boy Jacob.. mmm

Dinner at California Pizza Kitchen!

At the Lakers vs Kings game.. Eww i hate the lakers. whoopsie

Walking through Caesars palace.. PURE? oh i want to go there...haha

Finally! after a long search and a few hopped fences.. we find it. Serendipity. Frozen hot chocolate. yummmm

It is against Utah Football rules to attend a game with out a package of Red vines!

Meet me dear friend Cheston. He let me and K blow in his horn. i Love this picture cuz the random lady in front of us took it.. and then she emailed it to me! who does that? one cool lady!!

Soo excited when the band.. aka Cheston.. decided he would share his Capri Sun with us. Was flirting involved?? umm no..??

The gang looking Fierce! 

This picture sums up fall break. So much fun. i loved it. and i love fall. and fall break.