Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dr. Seuss? e e cummings?

This semester I am taking an English class. I procrastinated way too long to do this and they don't even offer the class I need anymore! I had a few other options that would fulfill the requirement and American literature was one of them that actually fit into my schedule. Today we read this poem and I thought I'd share it with you.

anyone lived in a pretty how town

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

ee cummings

So, what do you think? Does it sound like Dr. Seuss?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Funny Commercial

This commercial makes Anthony laugh every time he watches it. Ha, it is pretty funny...

(I can't figure out how to post the actual video on here, but here is the link

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Over the long weekend, Anthony and I were invited to pick blueberries with some other couples who are attending BYU and BYU-Idaho.
It was so fun and super cheap! (a little over a dollar per pound!) Here are a few things we learned about blueberries...
1. You can tell if a blueberry is ripe if it just falls off when you try to pull at it
2. The smaller blueberries are the sweeter they are
3. I don't like super sweet blueberries... they don't even taste like blueberries
4. Make sure you inspect the blueberries carefully before eating... bugs live in the little hole
4. I don't really have any recipes for blueberries, but it's okay because they are delicious alone! However if anyone has a good recipe, feel free to share!

Monday, June 14, 2010

14 Months, 3 Weddings

This past weekend Anthony and I went to San Antonio, TX for Daniel and Amy's wedding. This is the 3rd and last wedding in Anthony's immediate family and it all happened within 14 months. It started with mine and Anthony's wedding last April, then with Lawrence and Jennifer's wedding in December, and lastly Daniel and Amy's wedding. It was so nice to have the whole family there to share this with them.

The happy couple The parents with the bride and groomJen, Amy, and Me And the boys...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Walmart Shareholder's Week

The shareholder's meeting for Walmart is a week long event.
It started last Tuesday with a free concert featuring Tim McGraw and the Zac Brown Band.

Eureka Springs

For Memorial day weekend we decided to explore Arkansas. So we got online and after a lot of research we decided to visit Eureka Springs.
Eureka Springs is a Victorian mountain village that was founded in the late 1800's. And it just happened to be only 30 miles away.
We spent mostly the entire day there and there was never a dull moment!Here are a few pictures of our trip.
Shopping in the historic loop Exploring one of the many springs in the area Christ of the Ozarks (biggest statue of Christ in North America... I think) A funny sign that we saw on our way home... what does that even mean?

Welcome to Arkansas

Anthony started his internship the last week in May and things are going really well. He works in the transportation building and is working on a project dealing with truck back loads (or something like that). He seems to be fitting in really well and is enjoying the Walmart scene.
Walmart hooked us up with an apartment, which really turned out to be a great deal!We live on a country club with a golf course so the view from our apartment is great.
Here are a few pictures of our new place.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Light At the End of the Tunnel

10 more days of school!
I am so excited to be leaving this little tiny town in 2 weeks! Too bad we have to come back in September... but for now its all smiles :)
We have actually started packing up our apartment and putting it into a storage unit here in town. I can't believe how much stuff we have accumulated in the 3 years that we have been out here at school. Yuck!
On other news, Anthony's computer has finally given up on him. The power button has had some issues and now it won't even turn on. We have started searching for a new one for him so if you have any suggestions let us know!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Poor Kids

This is so FUNNY!!
I've already seen it multiple times and I laugh so hard every time.
Those poor kids....

Thursday, February 25, 2010


About two weeks ago, Anthony and I went to WalMart and bought ourselves some bonsai.

Anthony getting all ready to "trim" it
It's nice having a plant in our apartment, feels a little more like spring I guess :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Social Probelms

This is my Social Problems book that I am taking THIS semester...And this is the date that it was printed
I'm so happy that I am learning about social problems "today" from 20 years ago.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pond Skimming 2010

Because of all the snow out here during the winter semester, it really limits the activities that BYU-Idaho offers.
However, Pond Skimming is a pretty big activity.
What is Pond Skimming?
According to the BYU-Idaho website... Pond Skimming is where an individual comes down a hill either using skis, snowboard or an airboard (an inflatable sled) and tries to "skim" across the cold pond of water without crashing.
Last night Anthony and I went to watch the Pond Skimming up on campus. I had no idea how big of a deal it was! There were a ton of people there. (We've both never been here during winter semester before, so we had no idea what it was all about. The contestants dress up in funny outfits and give themselves titles, so it pretty interesting. I kinda compare it to watching America's Funniest Home Videos. Most of the time it's pretty funny, and sometimes it's not funny at all, but there's also those times when it looks too painful to be funny.
Here is a video of last year's Pond Skimming highlights... Enjoy

Thursday, February 18, 2010


If you need to find us this summer we'll be on an interstate highway somewhere in the United States of America.Total Mileage: 6,437 miles
Driving Time: 4 days 16 hours

Poor Car :(

what DID we do before cell phones?

My cell phone has STOPPED WORKING! It has only been dead for 2 days (almost) and it is driving me crazy!
It's not just the phone feature I miss too (even though that is a very VERY big part of it, especially during midterms with study groups and stuff) But I use my phone as a watch and an alarm clock! And I was almost late to class this morning! Sadness that my phone had to die.
I'm probably going to be getting a replacement phone... but I won't get it for like 2 weeks.
So I just wanted to let you know... if your trying to get a hold of me... good luck! Just kidding, just call Anthony- he loves taking messages for me :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yesterday Anthony got an offer to work at the Walmart headquarters in Arkansas for his internship!
This internship was very competitive (I mean Walmart is probably the best place to work if you are looking to go into supply chain) so I am very proud of him!
They have given him two weeks to accept or reject the offer, so he is going to contine looking for the time being but most likely we are going to be moving to Arkansas for the summer!
It is such a relief that he was offered this internship- pretty much everyone at BYU-Idaho needs an internship to graduate. So it is nice that we can check off one more thing on the list.
Congratulations Anthony!

Monday, February 8, 2010


This semester I am taking my practicum. For my major we have the choice of either working at the BYUI preschool or at an after-school program at the elementary school in town. I decided to work at the after-school program because I think I get a long better with older children. Maybe I should be saying that I don't want to pull my hair out at the end of the day. And this program is a lot more relaxed than the preschool at BYUI.
Me and 3 other girls in my class are in charge of the kindergarten through 2nd graders on Monday and Wednesday's, it turned out to be about 24 students in our group and boy are they a handful! But it is really great to be able to work with them.
We started about two weeks ago on the 25th. The first day went... well... not so good. Ha! There was an assembly that day so they were more hyper than usual and we didn't really know what was going on... so it was kinda crazy! Luckily, the next few days went much much smoother. I think we are finally getting the hang of it now. It also helps that we know all of their names too!
We have been going off of the theme, "Fine Arts" and have had a bunch of fun painting, making little crafts, and even working with clay! We are also planning a field trip to BYU-Idaho next week to visit the ceramics lab and the art gallery. The kids are getting really excited!

So here are some experiences that I have had with the students so far... There's a lot more than just these, but I don't have time and I don't want to bore you with it.
We give the students about 30 minutes every day to finish their homework. During this time, a boy asked me where my homework was. I told him that I didn't have any, but then he said that I must not really be a student at BYU-Idaho because if I were, I would have homework to do. Then he said that if in college you didn't do homework then he doesn't need to do his because he is only in elementary school. I didn't even know what to say, I just laughed!
While we were waiting for some of the kids parents to come pick them up, they decided that it would be fun to try to guess each of the teachers ages (do you see where I am going with this?). Of course they go through all of the other teachers guessing 28, 35, 23, ect. Then they get to me... "uh... 17?" So sad.
kids say the darnest things...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


i will write soon!
but for now... must. do. homework.