29 March 2011

I'm out of ideas..

{ 10 days }

...and time. There are so many presentations/cramming sessions/papers I need to fit into this one week. I have no idea what to write about on this blog. So I'll just let you know how my nap-dream went:
My sister was getting married. She met this kid in the morning, and they decided to get married that afternoon. My mom called me to make sure it was okay, and I said, "Well yeah, as long as she knows it's right." So they got married in the Idaho Falls Temple (which was on a mountain). I had to sit in the lobby while they were married. Her dress was beautiful, and she was gorgeous, but I remember being really confused and sad, because she's only 16.
New Dream (same nap): On a quiet dark road with dead trees everywhere. A girl was driving me in a car and told me she wasn't going to use the breaks. I'm like what the heck, so I get out of the car and let her drive with no breaks. She ended up tipping the car over. My backpack was inside the car, and everything that was in it was destroyed, but luckily she was okay. (Previously last week in real life we got into a little car trouble situation. our car almost tipped as we drove into a ditch. We're okay though :) 

It was a very stressful napping experience.

21 March 2011

Where am I?

{ music }

Where am I right now? The Eliza R. Snow Building (Music Building) on a bench listening to the crazy band kids sing and yell about important matters of nothing. One characteristic I love about them is the giggling. There is always lots of giggling. 
I can say things about these people because I am one of them. I'm more of the quiet type of band kid, but nonetheless, I'm still a band kid. 
It all started in 5th grade. My dad took me to a Music Shop in Wichita, KS where we would find an instrument for me to play. I really wanted to play the flute, but my dad said I didn't have the right kind of mouth. (:/) So we went for the brass instruments. I can remember an older man asking me to "buzz my lips" for him. I can also remember the embarrassment that came after I tried. Brass players don't even buzz, they vibrate their lips with the mouthpiece. duhh, old man. 
We tried multiple instruments, and after I finished trying out the French horn, dad looked at me and said something along the lines of, "I really think you should play this one." So I did :)
Can you believe I've been playing for the following years:
5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade and my 2nd semester of college??
I think throughout my high school experience, I was really playing just to play. My dad was my band teacher 7th - 12th grade, and my grandparents were big into the "music" thing. I didn't want to disappoint them. I wanted to make them happy, so I kept playing. 
Over the years, I have learned to love it. After all of the rehearsals and my efforts, I began seeing my hard work pay off. It became something to work on, and the goal to work towards becoming better. After my first semester of college with zero band, I missed it. I was afraid I would loose my ohmbahser (lip muscles - not sure how to spell it..) and have to re-learn how to play. Luckily I was fine and I can't even tell you how much I enjoy playing my French Horn. 
Band has been such a big part of my life, I hardly left room for anything else. Band has made me who I am today. It has helped me realize the importance of music, social skills, and listening. Sometimes I wish I could've been that cheerleader, or that soccer player, but if I could do it all over again, I would always stay a band kid.  

{ 7th grade band - with dad :) }

- Have a good Monday - 

19 March 2011

Bucket List.

{ yeahhh, I need to work on this }

Okay so this girl in my English class shared with us part of her bucket list. Here are some of the things she said:
"Have a staring contest with a blind person. They would never know if I blinked." or "Have a midget friend."
Mine probably will never be as awesome as hers, but I'll be working on some of my own. Any suggestions for me?

I'm taking a technology class and I enjoy the quotes we are given:
"The Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ has no doubt had a powerful impact on your life.  It has, in part, shaped who you are and what your future will be.  Do not be afraid to share with others your experiences as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We all have interesting stories that have influenced our identity.  Sharing those stories is a nonthreatening way to talk to others.  Telling those stories can help demystify the Church.  You could help overcome misperceptions through your own sphere of influence, which ought to include the Internet."
(M. Russell Ballard, “Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet,” Ensign, Jul 2008)

Hopefully I will have a good story to tell you soon! :)

14 March 2011


{ This is where you would have found me this morning }

It's really been "just one of those days" according to the song the title of this blog is named after. 
I stayed up WAY too late and woke up right at the start of my 9:oo am class. Perfect.

It will be alright though. D. Todd Christofferson gave an excellent fireside at the beginning of this semester. He focused his words on the idea of taking "One day at a time". I've really had a lot to do this semester and his talk has helped me focus on making each day continually better, to improve upon the little things, and to be grateful for what comes my way. 

{ Happy Birthday Clarie! }

Here's a shout-out to my favorite little sister, Claire. She is such a beautiful person with a beautiful Spirit. I love how we can talk about anything! I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful sister and friend.
Love ya, girl.

Have a great Monday! Don't be stupid and sleep in like me. 

11 March 2011

Education Technology Winter 2011 Class

{ My technology }

Hello. My name is Anna and I am in the Education Technology class at BYU-Idaho. I have been given an assignment to create a blog and then learn about the fun world of blogging. But lucky me! I already have one :) Here is a post for all you EDtech people to comment on, if you would like. Please feel free to give me your ideas on how my blog looks, or how I can improve it :)


09 March 2011

Weekend in Review

Today I took a walk to the post office. The sun was shining, but there were still puddles I had to jump over. 
On my way home, I thought of the amazing weekend I had. 
Sleeping in until 10:18am. Then remembering I had to take a math quiz at 10:15am, freaking out, and throwing everything to turn my computer on. 
Took a walk around Provo. Stopped by here:

DELICIOUS. Very cute and so sweet. I definitely recommend the vaNIElla cupcake :)
Then I bought some new earrings at the mall!
That night we were early to our $1.50 movie: NARNIA The Voyage of the Dawn Treade
sooo, we went to CAFE RIO!

I got the Sweet Pork Burrito. I love me some Mexican food. 
Slept in until 10:30am.
Went to Olive Garden for Lunch and had the endless Soup, Salad, & Bread-sticks!

yummmmmm :)
Then a quick walk to Dollar Tree.
When we got home, I finished my homework for the weekend. Our FHE brother took Morgan and I DISCO SKATING in Orem - it was great :) 
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Church! It was neat to visit a married ward. I attend a singles ward at BYU-Idaho. I love how the gospel is the same no matter where you go. Even in Utah, ha.
Dinner with the family we stayed with. 
Then a trip back to Rexburg! 
I have been thinking about how there are 29 days until I come home.. and I know I'm really going to miss being here. I'm going to miss devotionals, having school work (weird, i know), the atmosphere and Spirit of this University, and especially the people!
Note to self: Do not stick fingers in fish food while they are still wet = Messy.

06 March 2011

Happy March!

{ St. Patrick's Day - printable here }

Wondering about that writing center?
It wasn't too bad. I'm sorry if I offended anyone out there. I'm really not that mean. I had a girl help me, but I wish I could've had the spinning man from last time. It would've been sweet. 
I've had to humble myself over the last week. Every time I need to go to the library I'm basically going on a hunt to find a convienietnt, but good location of a desk near a plug-in to charge my computer. I go to my favorite floor of the library and then the search begins. I check all my favorite corners, taken. I take a swing around the whole place to find any hidden plug-ins, nothin. I see someone get up from a table in my favorite corner - score! I set all my stuff out and up, laptop going and everything. My battery says 36%... so I have some time. I wait to plug it in. Someone then sneaks up by putting their power cord where  mine should have been. So then I'm stuck in this spot, with no power. bummer. 
That doesn't happen all the time, but when you know you are going to be in the library for a long time, it's a damper on that moment. 
It's hard to tell sometimes, but I really am trying to live in the moment, and enjoy life. This is a wonderful time of my life, and everyone keeps telling me to take advantage of it. I could do better at staying positive, but I'm trying. 

"Live your life in such a way that those who know you, but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."

03 March 2011

Where is Anna?

Can you guess where I am?
Close to Idaho
Cold (but not too bad right now)
Alright, I know you have all given up by now so I'll just tell you.

{ not really sure why I drew the squiggles }

It's fun. But don't worry, I finished all my assignments for Friday - so It's all good that I'm
"missing" my Friday classes :)
I haven't had a break from school for a while, so this is nice.
But you know the one thing I dislike? Car rides. I'm a terrible passenger. Almost threw up 3 times, but I'm fine now. The sickness, headaches and frustration was all worth it! woo!

Have a great weekend!