Thursday, April 26, 2012

graduating tomorrow.

Slightly freaking out. So grateful to those who helped me to this point. Scared as to what is coming next. Some feelings in photos...

Chelsea, Thomas, Nate, Haley, Tracey, Mom and Dad, Wade, Brady and Ash, Aunt Chris, Emily, Brandon and Crystal, Lyndsee, Lauren, Janet and Mike, Granparents-

Sunday, April 15, 2012

50 Songs for a Great Workout

Now that actually have time to do things other than teach, prepare lessons, and sleep I have been working out more and finding the perfect playlist has been quite the process... Here are some pretty great songs I have found to work out to. Some of them would be better for slower pace and some are great for a fast pace. I will put if I have found it is a fantastic running song, but most of them are great for that, I'll just mark my favorites. It comes to almost 3 hours of play time, so pick and choose! (The songs are in no particular order.)
  1. Mr. Big Shot by Anarbor (great run song!)
  2. I'll Run by The Cab
  3. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
  4. More Than Lust by Paradise Fears (great run song!)
  5. Part of Me by Katy Perry
  6. Up All Night by Drake
  7. Little Secrets by Passion Pit (great run song!)
  8. Over You by We The Kings (great run song!)
  9. Friday is Forever by We The Kings
  10. With You Around by Yellowcard
  11. We'll Be Alright by Travie McCoy
  12. Chelsea by The Summer Set (great run song!)
  13. Run by Sugarland and Matt Nathanson (great run song!)
  14. Lady Lady by Seve vs. Evan
  15. 1901 by Phoenix (great run song!)
  16. Life of the Party by A Rocket to the Moon (great run song!)
  17. Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
  18. Everybody Talks by Neon Trees (great run song!)
  19. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson
  20. A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
  21. Advice by Paradise Fears (great run song!)
  22. Again I Go Unnoticed by Dashboard Confessionals (great run song!)
  23. My Paper Heart by The All-American Rejects
  24. Magic by B.o.B. (great run song!)
  25. Single Ladies by Beyonce
  26. Feeling This by Blink 182
  27. Dammit by Blink 182
  28. Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall by Coldplay
  29. Where Them Girls At by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Flo Rida
  30. Turn Me On by David Guetta and Nicki Minaj (great run song!)
  31. The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga (great run song!)
  32. Hot Summer Night by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
  33. Dark Blue by Jack's Mannequin (great run song!)
  34. Boyfriend by Justin Bieber (great run song!)
  35. Never Say Never by Justin Bieber (Feat. Jaden Smith)
  36. Blah, Blah, Blah by Ke$ha
  37. We R Who We R by Ke$ha
  38. I Do My Thing by Kid Cudi (great run song!)
  39. Somebody Told Me by The Killers (great run song!)
  40. When You Were Young by The Killers
  41. Bulletproof by La Roux (great run song!)
  42. Born This Way by Lady Gaga (great run song!)
  43. Scotty Doesn't Know by Lustra
  44. 6 foot 7 foot by Lil Wayne
  45. Your Surrender by Neon Trees (great run song!)
  46. Moments 4 Life by Nicki Minaj (great run song!)
  47. Starships by Nicki Minaj
  48. What's My Name? by Rihanna and Drake (great run song!)
  49. S&M by Rihanna
  50. Annabelle by A Rocket to the Moon (great run song!)

Thursday, April 12, 2012



I got a job at Willow Springs Elementary (where I did my student teaching) and I will be teaching 4th grade (THE PERFECT GRADE)!!! I am so excited, happy, relieved, and nervous! I can't wait to start putting my classroom together! AH!

In other news... I'M DONE WITH COLLEGE! Yeah, this has been a BIG week for me. I just have to walk at graduation in 15 DAYS!!

More exciting news... I'VE LOST 55LBS! I love it. Seriously love new clothes and old clothes that now fit again! Motivation: NEW WARDROBE! I still have a lot to lose, but I am so happy with what I have lost.

I have THE best friends in the entire world, more support than I could ask for, and FIJI IN 5 WEEKS!

Wow, I am LOVING my life right now!

Here's some visuals of what's been happenin'

The cutest baby and 2 year old you will ever see, so precious.

 The love of my life <3

Nate came home for the weekend and had some fun! :)

My most favorite, blurry picture of this man ever.
Thomas and I are BIG FANS of City Creek Center and have been there 3 times already... This was Nate's first time (that's what she said) and it was so fun, minus the fact that they closed at 9, when we thought it was 10. Bust. Regardless, I loved it almost as much as I love these pictures. 
I like to ruin photos of my really attractive friends...
So we like taking pictures in the creepy underground parking lot, big deal.

Addison's Fancy Nancy birthday party! She's 4 going on 17. I'm concerned!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

There's only One Tree Hill

These are some things that were said on the series finale of One Tree Hill. The first hour they had the cast and writer talk about it and go through the different experiences and seasons... It was amazing. I may or may not have cried (like sobbing) for 2 straight hours. The things that were said, especially what Mark Schwahn said, are exactly me. 

"From the conversations that I've had with fans this show has helped them through tough periods of their life and I think that's a testament to where the heart of our show is." - James Lafferty (Nathan Scott)

"I think the show was at it's best when it was a quiet ally to our audience. When somebody that I'll never meet was struggling with something and they learned something from the show that made it a little bit better. If that one sentence finds someone at a time when they're missing someone, that's a worthy hour of television. A lot of our fans said that this show is so real. What's real about it are the emotions and the people and what they care about. It's about falling in love. It's about making someone proud of you. It's about being proud of yourself. It's about that quiet voice that tells you, you can do better. I feel like those characters sort of exist on their own now. Even though I'm not sitting down and writing fade in every week, it feels like they're still there. I think it's always going to feel that way." - Mark Schwahn (Writer/Creator)

One Tree Hill started for me when Haley and Nate watched it when we were in Bear Lake the summer after high school. I didn't know anything about it and I had just seen bits and pieces of some episodes in the first couple seasons, but it had been on for a few years. I started watching more of it on the SOAP channel and everything was out of order. I literally watched the 6th season and the 2nd season at the same time. I had now talked to several people about it and I knew basically all of the major events of the show, but then I started it from the beginning and watched it episode by episode all the way through to season 6. I started after they were already out, but they played a new episode everyday, in order on the SOAP channel. Eventually I bought the 1-6 seasons at Costco for $15 each, yeah you're welcome, and I got addicted. I watched it constantly. Now that I had seen them all and knew exactly what the big events and dramas were so I could focus on the little things in the show like the quotes and the music. 

The quotes and music of OTH has gotten me through the hardest times in my life. I have so many songs (most of my favorites) that I listen to on a weekly, if not daily, basis. I can't get through the day without hearing Funeral by Band of Horses or Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez. 

There are 9 season of oth and for a very long time I didn't acknowledge the seasons after 6 because Lucas and Peyton weren't on the show anymore and to me oth was written about them. Also, the finale of the 6th season closes everything perfectly and I think it really was supposed to end there, but thank god it didn't. Finally I caved and watched the 7th and 8th seasons and ummm LOVED THEM! I was finally caught up to the current episodes of the oth. 

9 seasons of love, friendship, life problems, and some crazy dramatic events that would probably never happen to the same family, group of friends, and town like it did in Tree Hill. 

I am heartbroken that it's over and frankly don't know what to do about it. I just can't imagine not having new songs, quotes, pictures, emotions that I get from oth. I know there will never be a show like that, that focuses on the things like music and life again. I will be watching One Tree Hill until I die. Rerun after rerun after rerun.