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Today was a great day. Wanna know why??? Cuz i got to hang out with this kid:

Baby Haley and Nate
Nate has been serving in Nicaragua. How sweet right?

[baby] Brayden.[baby] Haley,[baby] Nate.[baby] Cars. [baby]Sage.[baby] Eric
{SBO's 08..missing izzy unfortunately!}
Is it so weird that 50% of the boys in this picture are already home? and Sage is a married woman!? wow how time flies. But soo glad that by next summer all these wonderful friends will be back in good ol Sandy.

Fall Break

How many posts can a girl do about how much she loves St George? I don't know.. but seriously the place never gets old. I headed down there last week for Fall Break and it was great. My family even came down for a few days!

Thursday we spent at Zions National Park hiking and hanging out. OH my gosh it was so gorgeous! i have always wanted to go and it was better than i ever imagined. The hikes were easy and not too strenuous, and the views were AMAZING. Seriously if you havent been.. i highly suggest it! 
So glad that Ammon came along with me, Teag, and my parents. There were so many pictures to choose from so i had to condense them into just a few.
Friday was spent up at Dixie Rock and the Crack with my family. Whit tagged along too. We helped my mother overcome her fear of claustrophobia when we forced her to go through the tiny slot up at the crack. She was flipping out and it was hilarious.
Dixie Rock fun
Whit and I pretending to be Cheerleaders. I think we could do it. Dont you?
Friday afternoon my roommates, ammon, my family, and I decided that we were going to go play some baseball. We use to go play last semester with the baseball boys a lot, but we hadnt gone for quite awhile. We all borrowed some of Ammon's sweet Dixie baseball hats and headed off to the field. We all took turns hitting and being out fielders. I love how my roommates are freakin all star athletes.. i swear they could play any sport. And ammon?... Ok freakin LEGIT ball player- but we all already knew that. 

Just posing for some pics! looking good right?
My absolute favorite picture from the weekend. we look so hard core!
 A bunch of us also went camping! Actually i should say we just got together and had a fire cuz only 2 people of the 15 decided to stay the night.. wow we are party poopers! hahah it was so fun though!
Camping out in the red sand.. love it.
Well Fall Break was definitely a great weekend. But the one down fall was that it was SO hard to get up and go back to school yesterday morning. blah. but soon it is Halloween.. my absolute favorite! yay!!

Happy Howl!

Halloween is my favorite time of the year! I know that is kinda weird.. but i love everything about fall. i love the leaves, the cold nights, the hot chocolate, the football games, haunted houses, dressing up crazy, and everything else. This week was my first time going to a haunted house in almost 2 years.. since i didnt get to go last year! boo! but it was so fun and such a blast. I love everything about haunted houses and cant wait to go to another one!
The Haunted Forest gang..Kim, Trevor (deb), Eric, Alex, haley, Scottie, and Sean

This creepy guy was walking around scaring people before we even walked in. hahah he had the funniest laugh.
Trevor, Kim, Eric, Alex, Scottie, Sean, Haley. Such a fun night!

Happy Birthday Friend!

Happy 21st Birthday Whitley Ellen Davis!
Top left: moving into our apartment Freshman year. Top Right: going for a scoot ride
Bottom left: 3D mini golfing. Bottom Right:Welcome back carnival freshman year.
A big shout out goes to my roomie and bestie Whitley Davis.. Today is her 21st birthday! It is crazy to me that she is 21.. what the? where did time go? i swear it was just yesterday that we were throwing water balloons together at my 16th birthday party. 

Top Left: My 19th Birthday party. Top right: Halloween party '09
Bottom Left: Bowling night for FHE soph. year. Bottom right: Flour fight

Whit and i have known each other since we were in the 8th grade. I switched soccer teams and that is when our relationship began. We both committed to play soccer for Dixie State within two weeks of each other, and it was a no-brainer that we would be roommates. We have had so many fun memories together and i cant wait for the many more to come! :)
Top Right: first scoot ride in Feb '10. Top Left: Camping end of soph year
Bottom Left: Swimming in the middle of November. Bottom Right: Shooting over memorial day on the AZ strip

I love this girl. She is the most steadfast and perfect example anyone could ask for. She is a very good listener and always knows just what to say. She definitely kept me in line and always made me want to do better. I will never forget the nights that we shared reading scriptures or having gospel talks in our small little room freshman year. She really is such an amazing person and i am so lucky to have her in my life!

Whit and I have had so many funny moments together. I think one of my favorites though just happened during my last semester at Dixie. We were up super late doing homework. i was laying on my bed and she was laying on hers just across the hall. I couldn't really see her but she asked if she could use my chapstick. So i chucked it over through her cracked open door. Somehow it miraculously made it into her room and the next thing i see is whitley hanging off her 4 ft tall bed upside down trying to pick up the chapstick from off the ground with out actually having to get off her bed. She got ahold of the chapstick and then she couldnt get back up on the bed. She was screaming for me to help her, but i was laughing so hard i couldnt even move. She kept screaming until our two other roommates came out of their rooms so angry that we had woken them up. Classic Whitley story. 

Happy Birthday Whit!
I cant believe how old you are.. but i hope you have the best day ever! love you!

Compliments of Valerie Whitehead

While in Africa, my dear friend Valerie Whitehead gave this awesome devotional and a little thought to think about... i love it and i hope you do too!

A Paradox

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice. We have higher incomes, but lower morals. We’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier house, but broken homes.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to make a difference, or just to… hit delete.

-Author Unknown

What will you choose?

Took a trip home!

This past weekend..i went back to my beloved home in St. George. I cant even tell you how great it was to spend time with my roommates and my good ol buddies that are still down there. I walked into my old apartment and honestly it was like i never left. I have missed St George so much and i have missed my friends. They are the best and it was so good to be down in the Dixie atmosphere again.

When i first got there my roommates had a soccer game so i went straight to the field. Both my girls played so well.. Whit scored twice in one game, and Min seriously bicycled the ball like a mile in the air :) It was so fun seeing some of the girls that i use to play with and cheering on Dixie State!
Back row: Mini-Tricky-Taya-Haley-Becca-Erin
Front row: Whitley-Jess-Julie-Suzy-Amanda-Marissa
Suzy is getting married this week so a bunch of us girls got together and went to dinner at the  Pizza factory. Suzy was the keeper coach my freshman year and although she was our coach, we always hung out with her. She is so fun and i am so excited for her wedding this weekend!

Just hanging out causin mischief
To be honest we didn't really 'do' a whole lot---mostly just watched conference and hung out. But really i could sit in a room with these girls for hours and never get bored. 

just watchin the soccer game. Paige, Haley, Ammon.
It was fun to hang out with my old friends, and also meet the new people that i have heard so much about :) Overall the weekend was a success and i definitely will be going back soon!

Man i love my St George crew!