Tuesday, December 28, 2010

“Hold a friend's hand through times of trial, let her find love through a hug and a smile; but also know when it is time to let go-for every one of us must learn to grow.”- Author Unknown

Spring came along and I started my final few months at Big Bend.......

I debated writing about certain things that went down in April because I didn't talk to hardly anyone about it because I was embarrassed, but I think it was a major event that rocked my life this year and since we are reviewing.....well it wouldn't be complete without this. 

I had been involved with ASB my entire career at Big Bend and it was one of the best experiences of my life, being involved with that kept me sane and feeling like I was doing something worth while! I loved my fellow officers and advisor they where my friends and I cared for them a great deal, I loved being apart of the behind the scenes stuff and serving on committees and almost everything about it I enjoyed a great deal, the memories and experiences I had serving as an officer I'll cherish always, I got the opportunity to do a lot of amazing stuff, and anyway it was a huge blessing!

The beginning of Spring Quarter I ended up losing my ASB job, they operate on a 3 strikes you are out system but because I'm me, I had several slip ups all year..... I didn't submit a written absence request for 2 events in the same weekend, I was late once (yes that's right I said once), and I missed 2 meetings. I have my excuses and reasons for all of these things, but mistakes are mistakes and regardless of my excuses they cost me my job. I was absolutely sick for months about it, I still cringe a little thinking on it and I didn't even tell my family because I was ashamed that in a years time I had managed to lose two jobs. 

The next few months after that was the most depressed I think I've ever been, I was feeling pretty low, mainly because I realized that I can't just coast a long on my jokes and personality, that maybe now I actually have to be responsible and dependable. Making people laugh only gets you so far, if you don't have a good work ethic.... people can only be beguiled by your charm for so long before they start to get annoyed. I guess to sum it up I was sad because I realized no matter how hard I tried to justify my actions I was still in the wrong and if I wanted to keep a real job I was gonna need to change how I work. Old habits die hard, I still struggle, but admitting is the first step....... right?

Fortunately life wasn't all gloomy..... I had some things to keep me distracted.........


 if you remember April was tulip Festival time along with a trip to the zoo and Children's Museum in Seattle

As well as my first trip to Chuck E. Cheese.......a milestone really!


I got a chance to visit some of my peeps in Utah, and got a sweet tour of the BYU campus...oh and my first visit to Tocano's (delicious!)


I invested in a new camera, that has lots of cool tricks!

Including my most favorite......the "Color Accent" feature

Then of course maybe my favorite event of the Spring.......

The Lip Sync contest @ Springfest

This years theme, music from the 70's.......

Oh yeah that's my homemade disco ball costume!!!!!! Lady Ga Ga eat your heart out!

I was going for hippie chic........ turned out more Taylor Swifts fat sister! :)

I love this dress! I also possibly could be mistaken for Princess Fiona

This is me accessing my inner (or outer?) Dolly Parton!

This little boys name is Devon... he is a crack up, I invited him up on stage to do the hustle with me... and he dominated!

This is the end of the show and we were just about to announce the winners!

I'm a little sad I won't be here next year for Springfest, I hosted this baby 3 yrs. in a row....I like to think they can't possibly go on with out me, but meaning as they've been doing it for 25 yrs. I'm sure they'll be just fine....... so I'll have to make do I guess!

Summer gets really exciting.............bet you can't wait?

Monday, December 27, 2010

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”- Bill Vaughn

Wow 2010 flew by eh? holy moses did I have a stock pile of a year, lots of events happened that I never even blogged about...I got pictures for DAYS!!!!!! I need to clear some space on my storage devices and because this is the last week of the year, I've got a doozy of a "year in review" for you!


Out with the Blonde............

In with the Brunette!

New year meant it was time to switch up the hair and try something different so Anne Baker was kind enough hook me up with a sweet dye job!  I got lots of compliments and felt like a new lady!

Also January kicked of the start of maybe my most favorite job to date!

Now I've worked ALOT of different gigs in my day, but one stands out as being the most fun/ easiest job for my money!

And that was playing Big Bend's mascot Thor.

50 bucks a game for a solid 15 minutes of actual work, I'd dance around during time outs and toss out Big Bend shirts to the crowd..... I got free gatorade and popsicles... I got to wear this sweet ice vest under the outfit to keep me cool and for the most part nobody knew who I was, so I could be as crazy as I wanted to! Well that's a lie people did know it was me, I thought I had them fooled, but I was wrong....doesn't matter still had a lot more courage with that mask on!

Not many people can say they where their school's mascot, I'm sure I could dominate many an icebreaker game with that little factoid!


Ah February....love was in the air

Just not for me!

Valentine's day was uneventful.........so if you remember I threw another kick butt party!

and it was the highlight of my month!

I dressed up as Ga Ga

And here are some of my other personal favorites from "the headbanger's ball"

That's Axel Rose, Steven Tyler, and Slash

and all 6 members of KISS????

Yeah that was good times fo sho!


Don't ask why I didn't blog about our stake play this year I am ashamed I never got around to it!

From December to the end of March we worked on the Production of Hello Dolly, and it was another job well done if you ask me! I had another part that I loved (Ernestina Money) and lots of sweet costumes, not to mention lots of fun times with my stake play family!

Here are some of my favorite shots from that show!

The whole cast and crew

Sis. Ceja was like my personal assistant...she's the BEST!

Let's face it... Brittany and I are SUPERSTARS!

me with my love interest Horace!

Us lovely ladies on the spirit of 14th street float!

"Sweet Rosie O'Grady...My Sweet Little Rose!"

no blue mondays in those sunday clothes!

I was the old lady in the hat shop keeping Cassie in line!

Jessica and I made front page news.......a thank you!

At the cast party I was awarded one of the Director's awards... got my name printed on it and everything! I was pretty proud!

First 3 months of the year were busy busy like always........... Stay tuned for Spring time!