Yesterday, we had white glove. We had to clean our apartment. And I mean superdy-duperdy clean every nook and cranny of our apartment. Needless to say our apartment was spotless. Part of this was taking any decorations or random things of any sort off of the walls. We again live in a prison. Bummer day.
We got to leave Jesus on the wall though :)
Also, a couple of weeks ago, Sara's boyfriend, Zach, let us give him a makeover.
This is what he normally looks like:
We straightened his hair, then experimented :)
And Sara decided I needed to experience the wonders of "teasing." I don't like teased hair, and I don't think this helped.
This was a while ago, but it just popped into my mind.
I went to NNU to visit Megan in January and a sermon was given that was pretty interesting. Basically...
Sometimes our problem isn't that we don't give thanks to God, but rather, our problem is not giving thanks to the people around us.
Tonight, I was thinking about some of the people I love so much and how much they mean to me. Then, I started to think, "I hope they know this." But how would they, unless I told them?Have I told them? I just assume that people know what I'm thinking and that they know how appreciative I am of the small things that they do, but that is a horrible assumption! And obviously, I am not as appreciative as I think I am, otherwise they would know. I need to take action.
I only have one class on Thursday and one on Friday, and the one on Thursday was cancelled, so I decided to skip my Friday class, so I could leave Wednesday night for Nampa. I am so glad I did; so worth it.
Over the weekend, we:
went out to dindin a few times
ate at their rocking-awesome cafeteria
talked, talked, talked
played board games
went to a couple classes
saw a musical, Godspell (which was awesome)
hung out with Nicole's pop (he flew in Friday night)
and took lots and lots and lots of pictures and videos
I ended up with about 130 ish pictures and 25 ish videos (realize, that the majority of the pictures were taken on my macbook in about two sittings)
Here's a taste of how weird we are
If you didn't already know :)
Mine and Megan's goal was to get a decent picture of the two of us... since all of the ones I have are of us goofing off... what's new? Well, I don't know if you would say that we achieved our goal :)
The Boise temple is awesome!! It is super pretty and it is seriously right off the freeway. Plus, this picture is pretty cool, too.
Megan and I got pretty bored one night, while Nicole was with her dad at the hotel. We stayed up until about 6 a.m. Crazy. We made a ton of videos (six super interesting ones of which are on facebook). These are only the craziest and shortest. The other ones are between 1 and 6 minutes :) Be thankful that I am sparing you.
Friday, we started the weekend off by taking about thirty of these type of pictures.
I'll give you a normal picture, so you can know what these girls actually look like.
Top row (L to R): Kayla (this semester's new roomie), me, Sara (room roomie from last semester).
Bottom row (L to R): Claire, Chelsea, and Becca (our next-door neighbors).
I decided to experiment with pancakes... again.
I mixed brownie and pancake batter. It was pretty interesting. They fell apart really, really well at first, but eventually I kind of got the hang of it. They were way good. I put white chocolate chips in all of them. My favorite ones were the ones with bananas! Delish.
I didn't use all of the brownie batter, so I put the rest of this tin. On top, I added: marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and crushed up vanilla wafers. All of the different textures were awesome!
Ciera gave me the best/easiest pot-pie recipe!! Everyone loved it!
Cooked chicken pieces (I used 3 breasts)
Bag of frozen veggies
Can of cream of chicken
Can of cream of mushroom
I just used frozen pie shells. Baked at 375 for about an hour, checking every so often. So easy! So delicious! Sara was really mad when she found out that other people had finished off the leftovers. Thank you, Ciera!
One of our neighbor friends from last semester came to visit with Kaylie. Whitney (on the left) lives here in Rex and she was so delighted to have her bestie (Aly) visiting from Utah!
Kaylie brought her FIANCE' along. That's right. She's engaged. August 21st in Provo. So much for having our six girl apartment all set up and figured out. But he is an absolutely amazing guy and Kaylie is so happy... of course. They are so cute that it is GROSS. She reads to him. They dance all the time. Actually, we had a few other girls over Friday night, Kaylie and Nate were slow-dancing and three of the girls started to CRY!!! I had to leave the room. Sick.
Saturday night, Sara, Kaylie, and I had a waxing party. The next day, Nate wanted to see how bad it hurt. So, Kaylie tried a tiny strip on the back of his neck. We think she did it wrong (pulled the wrong way or something), because he ended up going on saying things like, "That didn't hurt. What were you girls complaining about? Don't be sissies." Well, Kaylie tried again...
It was an amazing weekend. Nothing too exciting. Lots of talking. They got in Friday evening and we just hung out, stayed up til 3 ish. Saturday, went to the temple at six a.m. Got out of the temple by nine. Hung out. Went to stake conference at 7. Bride Wars at nine (good movie)! Talked. Wax party. Talked. Bed between 3 and 4. Sunday, stake conference at noon. Kaylie, Nate, and Aly left around 3:30. It was an awesome, yet exhausting weekend.