Friday, November 20, 2009

Last Time As a Junior..

Last night was my last volleyball game at Utah State as a junior. Its so crazy to think that I am officially a senior now in volleyball.. with only one more season left. Time flew by and I'm not just saying that. I still remember coming up to Utah State my freshman year and it feels like that happened only 2 months ago. I literally feel like I blinked and now I'm a senior. I am so grateful that I was able to come up here and be on scholarship and have so many more blessings like who I have ended up living with, having the best friends that I have, having the opportunity I get to see my family often, and how well everything has flowed with hardly any complications up here in Logan. I know coming here was the right decision and I am so glad I made it when I did. I have had the best supportive group of people (Mom, Dad, Parker, Jenn, Jackie, Tyler, Shane, Tegan, Grandma Morrill, Grandma Bliss, Brady, Naki, Breanna, Whitney, Scooter, Kim Norman, Kim Murray, Bink, Mr. Morris, Rick Nielson, Larry Lentz, and many more I will think of later) to push me in life and I owe them so much!!! THANK YOU.
Haha that got sappy real fast. But we ended up winning last night in 4 games against Nevada, which is frustrating because they get to go to the WAC tournament and we barely lost the bid. This is the first year I have played up here when we ended the season ranked lower than 4th place. This year we finished 7th. Very, very frustrating especially because I know how amazing of volleyball players the girls are that are on our team. Yes we are young and we didn't have one senior on our team this year, but we all have had a high level of experience and we should have ended the season on a better note than we did.
Next year I am determined to be a better leader on and off the court. I am going to lead by a better example and be someone that they can turn to when times get rough. I hope I can be a fighter and never give up and always believe in anyone and everyone that is going to be on the team next year. I hope I can make a difference like the people who have influenced me have.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

-John Quincy Adams

All of these photos were taken by Patrick Oden, he does a great job with aggie athletics.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Freezing Weather = Logan, Utah

Today.. It snowed!! I LOVE THE SNOW but it's FREEZING!! I forgot that Logan gets beyond polar during winter. No wearing spandex and tshirts outside today.. boo! Only boots and fur from now till May. Well maybe later, last year it snowed in June. Why do I live here again? Also I love how I had a bright orange parking ticket waiting for me on my car this morning. The cops seem to think its funny that handing out fake tickets to scare people with a note inside explaining how its that time of year for snowplows and cars aren't allowed to park on the street from 1 am to 6 am. Ha. Ha. Ha. Im a poor college student and can barely afford a snow scraper to scrape off the snow to GET to the ticket, let alone PAY for one! Save bright orange paper, knock on doors.

We went to the football game today too, in the blazing snow. It was sooo cold and half my butt went numb haha but we WON and it was about time! In the pic is Loey, Shio, Me, Whitney, and Summer. Where is my leg.

On a random note I made the most amazing omelet this mornin! The secret to making them fluffier is adding just a tiny bit of water to the eggs before putting them in the pan. Mommy taught me this =) I used way too many veggies but I honestly think I might go to culinary school if this keeps up. Watch out Picasso.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Did I really just get my own Blog?

Yea Buddy! I just got my own Blog. I know people dont really get these unless they are married, have kids and actually have a life haha! But as I read my sister in law's blog today I was thinking to myself how I need to start writing in a journal because there are so many important and fun things going on in my life that I want to remember for future reference. Life is a journey and the things that happen along the way shape your future whether you realize it or not. I want to be able to look back and see what happened in my life and see my growth from where I was to where I will be. This rocks because I can actually upload pictures so it will force me to begin using my camera more!
Im going to cross my fingers and hope this isnt an epic failure.
More to come, i'm off to watch Teej play women's basketball against Utah! Go Aggies!