Friday, October 31, 2008


So it's Halloween and today was a pretty fun day. My 2nd graders were having a halloween party today and I was so excited to get there and have fun with them. So I got there and they were talking about a pumpkin and guessing certain things about it like how many seeds there are in it, the circumference, how much it weighs and a few others. It just reminded me of when I was a kid and when we guessed on things we either guessed way too high or way too low of a number. :) aww the good old elementary days. I made the kids some little treat bags and they absolutely loved them! I was so happy that they liked them. I gave Ms. Zahm a pillow with the words "Harvest Season" on it. Mom made it last night in 2 hours. I totally forgot to take a picture of it and hopefull mom won't tickle me for not taking one. I also gave her some gatorade and a snickers. She loved it.

Last night Phil and I carved pumpkins for halloween and I realized that I hadn't carved a pumpkin in a long time. So it was really fun to do that again. Shaun is doing good. I finally got a hold of the missionaries and hopefully the missionaries will contact him soon. He's coming here in 3 weeks and i'm so excited. It seems like it was yesterday that he barely told me when he coming here. :) So here are some pictures of my 2nd graders (p.s.- it was face paint day so some of the kids have paint on their faces) and of the pumpkins Phil and I carved. Phil's pumpkin is the one with round eyes, mines the one with triangular eyes.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fun Saturday Night

Well, this weekend we had Stuart and Vanessa home from college. I had to work saturday but after I worked I went to the ReAl soccer game. It was so much fun! We cheered and had a good time. I even got my picture with Leo the Lion (the ReAl mascot) which was pretty right good (Shaun knows what i'm talking about) Afterwards we went to the Mayan for dinner which was amazing! I had a chicken enchilada which was delicious. We watched the divers dive off the rocks and talked. Dad and I rode tracks on the way to the game so we had to ride them home. It was my first time on Tracks which was pretty fun. On the way to the game we talked to a couple that rides tracks everyday. On the way back it was not so crowded and so we got to have our own seats. Ethan and Stuart came with us which was fun. It was a fun day overall. Here are some pictures of the game, dinner and tracks.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Homecoming Week!

This past week has been so busy. It was homecoming. Everyday we had a dress up day. There are pictures of this whole week. Our dress up days were Monday: Class Colors (seniors wore red) Tuesday: Camo Day Wednesday: Sports Day Thursday: Cowboy Day and Friday: Funeral Day. I dressed up every day but I didn't get pictures everyday. It was alot of fun. We have a class competion for the best hall decorating and I got a few pictures of that. Friday was the football game and the royalty on the field. My cousin Jessica got Miss Congeniality. It was awesome seeing her and cheering for her. On Saturday was the homecoming dance. I was asked by Lee Johnson. A really good friend of mine. We went on double date with Steph and Curtis. We went to Steph's house and played Guitar Hero and Rock Band which was a lot of fun. I love those games. Then the guys went to priesthood session of general conference while the s got dinner ready and then we got ready for the dance. Steph's mom did my hair and it was so pretty. The guys came home and we had dinner and pictures then we went to the dance. We got pictures taken there and danced for a little then we went back to Steph's house to watch a movie. We watched PeeWee's Big Adventure. It was interesting. I was really tired and ly fell asleep. They woke me up and Lee took me home. It was a good day. Here are pictures of the week

Monday, September 22, 2008


So today I donated for my very first time. I was so nervous but I had my friends with me so I was pretty good while i was in the chair and all. I drank lots and lots of water during my classes and I had a pretty good lunch before going to donate. My friends (Shelby, Steph, Benji, Trevor, and Brittney) went together to donate at the same time. We had to read a book about donating which was quite boring lol then we had to wait...and wait....and wait some more. Once I finally got done waiting and my questions I was in the chair. I had Shelby to my right and Benji to my left. I was glad that they were there.

The guy that was taking my would ask me questions and tell me what he was going to do at the moment. He looked really young like maybe mid 20's and I was just kind of shocked that he was doing this stuff at such a young age. anywho, I was talking to him for a little bit and I read his name tag and started laughing. Shelby was getting a little dizzy and so I told her what I was laughing about. I said "Hey Shelbs, look at the guys name thats helping you with the donation" she was too dizzy that she just asked me "what's his name?" and I said "Edward" :) Now I'm gonna say something here....For those of you that have read Twilight you will know exactly why I was laughing. Edward....Vampire....blood. haha good times. I just wanted to share that with you and say that Edward took my :) I feel so lucky. I asked him if he gets that alot and he said "Yup. Every school I go to I get that." I was laughing pretty hard.

So it took a total of 22 minutes for me to get the pouch filled with my . Usually it would take 5 to 7 minutes but Edward said that my vein was wobbly and so I was pumping for 22 hand was soo tired afterwards. But I felt good after cause I just thought to myself "I saved a life today"

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My 2nd Grade Class

I've only been with my 2nd graders for about 3 weeks now. It's been so much fun though. They are so smart. It's very cool cause they all call me Miss Young. There are 26 kids in the class. The teachers name is Ms. Zahm. She's really neat. She's been teaching at over lake for 2 years now and she loves it. She's only 24 years old but she immediately started going into college and teaching. I'm getting to know more from the kids. There is one kid in the class that is different from the rest of the class and his name is Carson. He has a behavior issues but when I was with him yesterday, he was so calm and he would work hard and he'd understand what he was doing. I'm so glad that my class likes me. There aren't that many s in the class. There is about 8 or 9 s in that class and they all come running up to me and hug me saying "Ms. Young! Ms. Young!" They are so cute! The s tell me what they like to do and I'm way happy that I'm one of thier friends. I'm learning so much from just observing Ms. Zahm and the kids. I love it so far. It's amazing what little 7 year olds can think of.

I've been so busy this week. I've been at school or work the past 2 days. I'd go to school and then right after school I'd go to my 2nd graders or I'd go to work. The past 2 days at work it's been really busy. I've had someone working with me both nights and we still didn't get done til 8:15 which is an hour and 15 minutes past closing time. It's been crazy busy but I'm so glad to get a day off. Shaun has been good. I haven't had time to talk to him since sunday but he said that he'll be contacting the missionaries really soon. He got his passport so he's getting closer and closer of coming over here to meet me and my family. I'm so excited about everything that Shaun has done the past months and I love him for that. I just want him to know that I'm trying my hardest not to rush you into becoming a member. I want you to understand what you read and hear. Take your time. I love you. :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

This weekend I had so much fun. On Friday my family planned a surprise for Dad since he's going to turn 50 this week. My mom planned it all that we would all show up at Desert Star and surprised him when he thought it was going to be just him and mom. We got cameras ready when they went up the stairs. Dad was very surprised which was good. Desert Star was a lot of fun. (Being my first time there and all) we saw "Scary Poppins" It was hilarious. They did an excellent job. (FYI on Vanessa's blog there are pictures, I only took video)

On Saturday my sunday school class came over and we did a little burial of our sins like the Ammonites do with their weapons in the book of mormon. So we had a breakfast which was Waffles, Sausage, bacon, OJ and Milk. Then we went outside into my back yard dug a hole for our "sins" to be buried. Then afterward we got water balloons and launched them down the street. I got hit twice and they left bruises. One of my arm and one on my leg. They hurt like crazy.

Sunday was an eventful day. We went to our church and came home for 45 minutes then went to my cousins church which is the same building, just different times. and watched my cousin bless his baby. After church we had lunch together and talked with family and friends. Then when we got home, it just rained and rained and oh yeah it rained some more.

So today my friends Brittney and Brett went bowling with me this morning. We got there and there was no one there so we got to goof around for a while. We did 3 games and I didn't win any of them. I was so close on the last game. I was only off by 4 points. Brett won overall, I got second and Brittney got third. It was a lot of fun cause I haven't been bowling for a while.
Brittney bowling Brett bowling

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Temple

I had the opportunity to go to the Salt Lake Temple on Tuesday with the youth and do baptisms for the . I haven't been to the temple in a really long time cause I've been busy with work and school things.

So When I got to the church to meet the youth there was a young women and a young men that it would be there first time in the temple doing baptisms. It just kind of put me in a flashback of when I went to the temple for the first time. I remember I was so nervous and that I left my socks on when I went in the water (for those of you who know what I'm talking about) My dad was the first one to do baptisms for the with me.

I rode with a leader and two beehives and one of the beehives was the whose first time was that day so I talked to her a little bit about what happens and what you have to do and stuff like that. She was so nervous but she wanted to do it again after she did the whole process. We went to McDonald's and had stuff off the dollar menu. It was a fun time and I love going to the temple. I can't wait til I can go to the temple to get married with my partner who is worthy to enter the temple and be sealed to me forever.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

School Starts!

It's very strange to think that I'm a Senior in High School. I'm graduating! Ahh! Well, I went to my first day of school and it is so strange to think that there are no upper classmen above me. lol I am the upper classmen. I went to school and went to my classes. My schedule this semester is 1. Seminary 2. Eng 1010 3. Musical Theater 4. Show Choir 5. Adv. Math 6. Study Hall 7. Psy 1010 8. Internship

I'm so glad I have seminary first hour. I can feel the spirit in the morning and have it with me throughout the day. I'm way excited about my Musical Theater class and my Internship class. My musical theater class we're going to be learning about composers and performance skills. My Internship class is in Tooele and I'm going to go to an Elementary School into one of the classes and help out there. I'm really excited to meet the class and to learn more about it.

It is really strange not having Vanessa home. She's down at Snow College for the semester and it's weird not having her home. I'm used to her coming home from work or from band. But It'll take a while for me to get used to it. The family went down to help her unpack and get settled in a week ago. It was interesting how housing is going to be like for her and me next year. It's going to be a very intersting experience when I go to college.

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Haircut!

I finally got a haircut. I was getting bored of my long hair. My friend Brittney was saying the same thing about her hair even though it's not that long. She just really likes her hair short and it was getting longer than usual so we both decided to get our haircuts together.

We went to Wal-Mart to get our haircuts and we were both way excited. I was first up and the lady that did my hair was foreign and so I didn't know where she was from. Anyway, she was playing through my hair and she asked me if my hair is natural and I said yes and she asked if I've dyed or highlighted my hair. I said no. She said "Oh it would be so beautiful if you got light blonde highlights" my first reaction was NO!!!! but then Brittney told me that it would be cute so I went with it and I got my hair highlighted and cut. So it's all new but I like it. I've had my haircut for a week now and I love it. it's so easy to style.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hot and Bored

This week has been hot, hot and oh yeah hot. The house has been very hot today and in the past few days. Vanessa and I have been sweating and complaining about the heat. So we decided to go outside and water the lawn (which is sadly very dry) Vanessa and I got in our swim suits and got each other wet. It was a lot of fun. Even though we thought we were lame.

This week both Vanessa and I have been busy with work and other things. I've been working at the Dry Cleaners a lot this week and Vanessa at McDonalds and getting college things together. We had a really weird thunder storm the other night. We had the storm at night and then the next morning it was clear weird. Grandma, Vanessa and I went to Costco to get things grandma needed and it was pouring rain in West Valley but once we got to Magna it was dry and all. crazy stuff.

Friday, July 18, 2008

This Weekend

So today I went on a date with Lee Johnson. He just turned 16 in May and he hadn't been on a date yet. So Vanessa and I decided to kidnap him and go on a date. Vanessa got a date and then we called Lee's mom to tell her what we were doing and then we kidnapped him this morning. We took him to Wal-Mart and played the item game there. Lee and I won. It was fun. Then we went to the movies and saw "The Dark Knight". It was a really good movie. Heath Ledger was amazing in it. It's strange to know that it was his last movie. He did a really good job playing the Joker. I thought that was his best movie he's done that I've seen at least. I haven't seen the other Batman movies but I thought this one was really good. It was a really long movie. It was about two and a half hours long. Well, After the movie we went to Coldstone and had ice cream. It was a great date and I hope Lee had a good time going on his first date.

Well, this weekend is going to be interesting. Mom leaves to go to Canada tomorrow. Lucky duck! I wanna go with her. I wouldn't mind hanging around quilt shops all day. As long as I have my favorite books to read. I also wanted to try Poutine again. I thought it was pretty good when I tried it like 2 years ago with Eric, Garth, Vanessa and Minkins. Good memories. I miss the Mr. Big's and the Aero's. They were good. Mr. Big's are my favorite canadian candy bar. Aunt Kaye! Remind my mom to get a few Mr. Big's and Aero's. k?

I get to work tomorrow at the motel. I think this next paycheck is going to be good. I'm excited cause it's all going to the cell phone I'm getting. I'm going to be on Vanessa's plan and I'm just going to pay half and she the other half. I'm excited to finally have my own phone and unlimited text. I don't know what phone I'm going to get but I know for sure it's going to be a cheap phone. Maybe Ethan can help me with picking out a good phone.

Tomorrow night I'm going to a friends house. Her name is Stephanie Welsh. She's Korean and she just went on a trip to Korea to visit her friends and family. She got something for me from Korea so I'm going over there to hear her stories and to get my little gift. Her dad is really nice. He'd take Steph and I to Tooele and get us junk food and dinner where ever we wanted to go. I like going over to her house. Her and her dad are so nice to me and I just feel right at home there. So those are my plans for the weekend.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Date With Zach

My date with Zach was really fun! I had a really fun time. We saw the movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth" I thought it was going to be kind of geeky but it turned out to be a really good movie. I recommend it. So at Cinema 6 there are only 2 movies that I haven't seen and that is "Hellboy 2" (Vincent! (mom would only get that)) and "Hancock" Now I heard Hancock was either really good or really stupid. So I don't know which one to go with. I might just have to go see it for myself. I can't wait til The Dark Knight comes out, which is this friday but I probably won't see it for a while cause it'll be packed!

Well, My date was fun. Zach and I both had a good time which is good. Cause I those dates when one person is having a blast and the other is dreading it. ya know? Well, I'll keep on writing about my boring life.

Monday, July 14, 2008

My Senior Pictures

Well, I just put up a slide show of all my senior pictures. I hope you like them cause I love them.

So Today it was my second time working at the dry cleaners. I really like my job there. Sometimes it gets a little hectic but it's better than any other job I've had. Like today we had this lady come in to pick up a friends order and she complained about how she wanted it just hemmed and not dry cleaned. I had no idea what to do so I called one of my friends that was working and they helped me out but I guess the lady got impatient and mad and just said "whatever, thanks for the great service" she said it all sarcastic but it was my first mean customer. My friend called my boss at that time and told her what happened. My friend handed me the phone and my boss was asking me how I like my job so far and a few other questions. My boss is very flexible with my schedule. I mean I'm going to the Show Choir Retreat which is August 6th and I talked to my boss today and she said to not worry about it. I love my boss. She's really nice and I hope I work there for a while.

I got asked on a date by my friend named Zach Schow. I'm kind of excited cause it's tomorrow night. We're going to dinner and a movie. We're going to Pizza Hut. I don't think he knows this yet but it's one of my favorite places to eat. I don't know what movie we're going to go see but he hasn't seen Wall*E and I have but I don't mind at all seeing it again. I love the short film at the beginning for thoses who have seen it before. I can't wait for the date. I haven't been on a date for a while so it'll be nice to have fun for a while.

My best friend Brittney is getting her wisdom teeth out tomorrow. I totally forgot that she was getting them out this week. My friend Aila is getting hers out on wednesday so it's 2 friends in a week becoming human chipmunks (cause their cheeks are all puffy :) thats why I call them that) but I'm going to have mine out at the beginning of next year. So I will feel their pain. I'm going to their ice cream party on friday cause thats all they can eat is ice cream.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My first blog!

This is my first blog and I hope that everyone will read it. If not then I'm going to hunt you down and make you read this. :) just kidding. I would never do that. So I hope to keep you updated on my life.

I have 4 siblings. I have 3 older brothers named Phil, Ethan and Stuart. They are 25, 23, 22...I think. I have a sister named Vanessa who is 18. I am the baby of the family. My sister has a cat named Pre. We usually call him Tiger or Floof or something close to that.

I'm 17 and I have 3 jobs right now. I work at a motel, I deliver newpapers around town and I work at a dry cleaners. If I had to put them in order from best to worst I would have to say dry cleaners, newspapers, then the motel. Even though I've only worked at the dry cleaners once. I can tell that I'm going to like it better than my other 2 jobs.

I'm going to be a Senior at Grantsville High School this year. I'm very excited because a lot is going to happen in 10 months. I'm taking 3 college classes this year. I'm taking CIS 1020 (computer class), Phyics 1010, and English 1010. I'm doing an internship class in Tooele at one of the Elementry schools there. When I grow up I want to be an elementry school teacher or a special education teacher. I love working with kids so I would love to spend time with them more. I am also the President of Show Choir this year. I was shocked when my teacher asked me to be it. I hope that this year in Show Choir we go to state so we can shave our teacher head :) I'm looking forward to that. Also at the end of the school year the Show Choir is going to Washington DC. We're going there to sing at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Building. Very exciting! In the spring we have a musical and This year it's going to be Les Miserables. It's my senior year so hopefully I get the part that I want. I really would like to be Eponine or Fontine for those of you who have read the book or have seen the musical already. I've been in all the musicals ever since 8th grade which was Grease. Every year I've been on the ensemble. Hopefully this year the director will change that.