Saturday, June 26, 2010

Power to the Peak

Some days I really miss high school basketball. It's funny though because I really wasn't happy at the time, but now I seem to only remember the good stuff. I quit at the beginning of senior year a few weeks into school. My quitting story is pretty amazing, but I'm not sure it's blog appropriate, so if you're ever curious let me know. My senior year was amazing, and I'm so glad I still got to remain close to the team as a manager. Somedays I worry that I made the wrong choice in quitting, but then I look back and think about how amazing my senior year was and feel that it was right for me. Sorry I'm just taking a ride down memory lane.

Sophomore Year



Picture scavenger hunt. (I thought I was cool)






Tournament



Megs and I made the all tournament team. I was very shocked. (not by Megan making it, she's pro)



Phoenix roomies



Juniors



Found a team of black girls who wanted to take a picture. One girl says "I need a white girl." and grabbed Dalene. Then she turns to her and goes: "Pop it." SO funny! Dalene is in the maroon sweatshirt haha.



Team cheer. If you look carefully you can see my flipper I had to wear for tendonitis hahahaha I hate that thing and still have to wear it when my foot really acts up.


My face!! Embarrassing but hilarious.



Would have been seniors. LOVE them!


One of my last games of high school basketball at Dixie camp. So weird!




Thursday, June 24, 2010

Larger Than Life



Prepare yourself for WAY too many pictures of the Backstreet Boys.

So for my 20th birthday I asked my mom for Backstreet Boys tickets. Yes, my birthday is in October, but who would pass up a chance to see Brian Littrell!? My request was granted because I have the coolest mom ever! It was very appropriate that I went to this concert with Sophie because she was the one who introduced me to the Backstreet Boys back in about 2nd grade. So here is the AWESOME story of our night:

Sophie and I walked into the Energy Solutions Arena (dumbest name ever) and went to portal f because our tickets said f2. We were pumped because we thought we were on the front row of the side. Turns out we were wrong, very wrong. We went to the usher to ask where our seats were. He told us we were on the floor! We were pumped and thought that f2 meant we were in the front row of the second section of floor seats, wrong again. After we received our pink wrist bands for the floor we asked another usher where our seats were exactly. We were led to the FRONT ROW where we received blue wrist bands that you only get if you're on the front row!! So great!! I'm glad it was a surprise and find it actually hilarious that we didn't realize that we were on the front row sooner.



The entrance






Oh hey you



Power stance



Cuties



Throwin in the boy band moves



He pulled faces like this all night. At one point we were singing "I Want It That Way" to each other NO LIE!!



AJ gettin pics of the crowd



Nick had terrible moves. I still love him though



My mom's camera can take panoramic shots! I should have taken more!!!



Nice formation



Backstreet Boys meet Alvin and the Chipmunks. What are they wearing??



Yes, I did touch his right shoulder.



Showin off the tats in his wife beat



The passion just radiates from his eyes



To answer your question, yes the Backstreet Boys spank each other on stage.



Hmmmm



During "Shape of My Heart" HAHAHA






Sorry Nick, no one rocks the man scarf like Michael Johns






He's in a boy band of course his ears are pierced






AND THAT MAKES YOU LARGER THAN LIFE!



See, Howie was there, and might I add that he was looking goooood! When I was little I was against his slick pony tail, but now I come to see that Howie is a babe!






AJ's pants






Brian Littrell






Nick's pose, see what I meant by the moves



The end :(



My apologies to Howie and AJ, I just love Brian and Nick. I do have to say I am happy Kevin is gone. He was the least attractive in my opinion. PS. I love how AJ is balding and how the boys would address the crowd as ladies!

I took this video while trying to dance and sing along. I didn't realize that when I turned it sideways the movie would be sideways so my bad. There were tons more movies but this one was the best quality.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Back in Town

Let the anxiety/stress return! I'm back in school for summer term. I'm taking on American Heritage after putting it off for 2 semesters. I'm excited to get it over with but am nervous for how fast the course is going to go. It will be so fun though because I'm living with these two:



I'm really excited to be back at BYU! Maybe this will be the semester where I figure out my major...probably not, but I still have the tiniest bit of hope.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Big E

Today my dad is in Denmark. Family dinner was kinda sad because all the fathers (Steve, my dad, and Jed) were absent. So our Fathers Day was spent with all the girls + Kwasi gathered around. We had fun but missed the dads.




My dad is hilarious. He's a subtle hilarious though, and you have to know him to see it in full effect. He is a man of few words but when he gets talkin' it's so great. My dad is incredibly generous. He is always finding ways to serve others. Heck this guy freaking started a coco farm in Ghana to open up jobs for the people there. My dad works very hard and has set a great example for us. He is always encouraging us to do things that we are passionate about and to be creative/unique. I love my dad!